Right when you least expected it (or when you kind of expected it, but weren’t 100% sure and were really kind of hoping for it) we’re back with an all new Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on ScienceFiction.com where we seek out all of the awesome news you need to know about any announcements and cool happenings in the toy industry and put them all in one easy to find place for you! Summer is here and it’s time to start hunting down all the latest toy releases! This week we have some of the first San Diego Comic Con exclusive reveals of the year, plus new items from some of our favorite companies like NECA, Funko, DST, and Quantum Mechanix! There’s plenty of awesome new collectibles for everybody in the Toy News for the week of May 16th, 2017!
Diamond Premieres SDCC Exclusives
SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN RESIN BUST
The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe bust line! Limited to only 850 pieces, this 6” bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168438) Limited to 850 pieces.
SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN VARIANT RESIN BUST
The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe 6” bust line! Limited to only 450 pieces, this limited unmasked variant comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168439) Limited to 450 pieces.
SDCC 2017 DARK TOWER MONSTER VINIMATE
The highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series now has an ultra-secret Vinimates vinyl figure! This 4” figure of one of the creatures from the film features an articulated neck for different posing options, and comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168448) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 DC REBIRTH HARLEY QUINN BOOMBOX PX STATUE
Based on the variant cover of Harley Quinn #1 comes this amazing polystone statue of the Maid of Mischief. Measuring almost 8 inches tall with boombox, each statue is individually numbered, hand painted, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. (JAN178423) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY WITH BLASTER VINIMATE
From the Forbidden Planet comes one of the most advanced robots of all time: Robby the Robot! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure holds a blaster pistol, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168446) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2017 GHOSTBUSTERS GID SLIMER VINIMATE
Is he friend or foe? Whichever he is, he glows! The Ghostbusters get their little buddy with this exclusive new Vinimates vinyl figure of Slimer! Cast in an exclusive glow-in-the-dark material, Slimer stands approximately 4 inches tall on his stand, and comes package in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168445) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 IRON GIANT VARIANT VINIMATE
The Iron Giant is cosplaying for SDCC! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure features the Iron Giant with his famous “S” chest emblem, striking a heroic pose straight out of the classic animated film, and his articulated neck allows you to further customize that pose. Figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168447) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH RESIN BUST
Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168436) Limited to 650 pieces.
SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH VARIANT RESIN BUST
Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! This exclusive edition captures Flash at faster-than-light speeds, and is cast in a translucent material to simulate a speed effect. Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168437) Limited to 650 pieces.
SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY DEADPOOL VARIANT PVC FIG
The Marvel Universe’s deadliest assassin is ready for his next team-up with this exclusive PVC Diorama! Wearing his X-Men colors, Deadpool leaps from a portal with his twin katanas flashing, and this 10” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel. Limited to 4200 pieces. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168441) Limited to 4,200 pieces.
SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY SUPERIOR IRON MAN PVC FIG
Our Marvel Gallery Iron Man PVC just got an upgrade! As seen in the Superior Iron Man comic book series, Tony Stark wears his gleaming white armor as he rises into the air on his boot jets. This 11.5” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, and is limited to 2500 pieces. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168442) Limited to 2,100 pieces.
SDCC 2017 POP POWER RANGERS MEGAZORD 6IN VINYL FIG
From Funko comes the POP! Power Rangers Megazord! Stands 6″ tall and come packaged in a window box for easy display. (DEC168629) Limited to 8,000 pieces.
QMX Is Ready To Suit Up!
The Marvel Iron Man diorama by Quantum Mechanix is clad in his signature, high-tech armor and boasts an illuminated base of fiery jet exhaust (batteries included). Special metallic paint gives his armor a brilliant, eye-catching sheen as he blasts off on his next mission. The diorama is inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
The Iron Man Q-Fig diorama measures over 5.5 inches tall and will be priced at $19.95. It begins shipping in mid-June and joins the many other Marvel-branded products QMx will be releasing in 2017.
A Hero For All Ages
With the release of the live action ‘Wonder Woman’ adaptation just a few weeks away, the team at Fisher Price has decided to bring the Princess of Themyscira to collectors of all ages with the new Imaginext Wonder Woman line! The team at AFI is reporting that these new sets are due to hit Wal-Mart stores starting in June and will bring Wonder Woman fans a mix of vehicles and playsets to go with their figures and really bring the world of Wonder Woman to life! Check out the full product details below-
Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Themyscira™ Island & Wonder Woman™
SRP: $24.99 | 3-8Y | Available June 2017 at Wal-Mart
- Kids can help Wonder Woman™ defend her home island of Themyscira!
- Turn bottom Power Pad to swing lower tree branches together
- Turn top Power Pad to reveal hidden cannons
- Cannons can be individually fired by pressing a button
- Includes Themyscira Island playset, Wonder Woman™ figure and accessories, and 2 projectiles
- Add Themyscira Island to other Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ playsets for even more action-packed adventures!
Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Wonder Woman™ & Invisible Jet
SRP: $14.99| 3-8Y | Available June 2017 at Wal-Mart
- Wonder Woman™ soars from one adventure to the next in her Invisible Jet™!
- Extend the wings and press the trigger to spin the turbine
- Press a button to fire a “lasso”
- Includes Wonder Woman™ figure and Invisible Jet™ with lasso projectile
- Add Wonder Woman™ and her Invisible Jet™ to other Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ playsets for even more action-packed adventures!
Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Wonder Woman™ Hippolyta™ & Battle Chariot
SRP: $14.99 | 3-8Y | Available June 2017 at Wal-Mart
- Amazonian Queen Hippolyta, mother of Wonder Woman™, races into battle with her chariot!
- Turn Power Pad on back of chariot & crossbow will pop up while side wings flip down
- Press button on crossbow to fire arrow
- Includes Queen Hippolyta figure with accessories, horse, battle chariot, and 1 projectile
- Add Queen Hippolyta and her Battle Chariot to other Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ playsets for even more action-packed adventures!
NECA Is Locked & Loaded!
The team at NECA has rarely been known to let their fans down, so when they say they’re going the extra mile, they really take things as far as they can! Fans of their long running ‘ALIENS’ line can rejoice as NECA has released new images and a full pack-in list of items that will be included in their upcoming ‘ALIENS’ Accessory Pack! Check out the full release from NECA below-
Add to the arsenal of your Aliens Marines action figures with this 14-piece deluxe accessory pack! These frequently requested pieces are perfectly in scale with NECA’s line of 7″ figures and great for scene building. The USCM Arsenal includes:
- Flame Thrower with detachable Flame effect
- Pulse Rifle with detachable Muzzle Flash effect
- Two Sentry Guns with articulation
- Two Laptops that open and close
- Ammo Bag
Figures sold separately.
Marvelous New Previews Exclusive One:12 Collective Figures
This Fall you can look forward to three new Previews exclusive Marvel One:12 Collective figures from the team at Mezco, and while they’re sort of like getting a few repeats, these guys are all back in black! Fans can look forward to freshly recolored versions of fan favorites like Deadpool, Wolverine, and Spiderman this fall, with one figure hitting per month starting in September. These three new color variants are set to run you around $80.00 each when they hit the market later this year. Check out the full release from Mezco below-
One:12 Collective Marvel Deadpool PX Previews Exclusive
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The Merc with a Mouth as seen in the X-Force joins the One:12 Collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and portrait sculpture! Deadpool features over 30 points of articulation and hand painted authentic detailing and comes with two newly developed head portraits, six interchangeable hands and a detailed cloth costume. Accessories include four grenades, machine gun, and katana as well as exclusive rocket launcher, grenade launcher with six grenades and two submachine guns. Deadpool comes with a 1:12 collective display base and adjustable posing post for easy display.
One:12 Collective Marvel Wolverine PX Previews Exclusive
PREVIEWS Exclusive! With a shadowy past the X-Men member known as Wolverine was a soldier, mercenary and part of the mysterious Weapon X program. This newly developed One:12 Collective body accurately depicts the character’s physical build and features over 30 points of articulation and hand-painted authentic detailing! This 6 inch figure includes a detailed cloth costume and accessories such as: an alternate facial expression, eight interchangeable hands, Wolverine’s Muramasa Blade and sheath, plus a One:12 collective base for easy posing and display!
One:12 Collective Marvel Spider-Man PX Previews Exclusive
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Assembled on an all new One:12 Collective body developed specifically for this figure, Spider-Man features over 30 points of articulation and a meticulously tailored exclusive black outfit with intricate silk screened details! Spidey comes with six interchangable hands and assorted weblines including a posable line to recreate your favorite scenes! Spider-Man stands about 7″ tall and comes with a base and posing post for easy display.
The Funko Forecast
Get ready for the Funko Forecast! This is where we’re going to be showcasing all of the cool new announcements and reveals from Funko! With all of the awesome that consistently seems to be flowing out of those guys, it shouldn’t be hard to keep this section alive each and every week!
Pint Sized Heroes Take On The Final Frontier
New POP! Retailer Exclusives
The team at Funko is notorious for making it a real hunt when it comes to collecting their ever growing line of POP! Vinyl figures! One of the most challenging aspects of collecting this line is tracking down all of their retailer exclusive figures! This week we can add two more to our lists to look for, with new exclusives being revealed for both Toys R Us and Barne & Noble. Fans of ‘Teen Titans GO!’ will want to start scouring the aisles at their local Toys R us this summer if they want to find the newly announced Terra POP! Vinyl figure, who is set to start hitting stores this week! Meanwhile, fans of the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ franchise will definitely want to start rummaging through the POP! section at Barnes & Noble stores is they want to hold any hope of finding the new ‘Twilight Frodo’ POP! Vinyl when he releases this June!
Funko has revealed new images for their upcoming ‘Batman 66’ figure line that is planned to be released this summer! The line currently consists of six individual figures including Batman, Batgirl, Clock King, Catwoman, King Tut, and Mr. Freeze, with a chase variant of Mr. Freeze, and an exclusive Robin figure that you can only get with the Batmobile Vehicle (not pictured)! Each figure stands around 3.75″ tall and sports 9 points of articulation. The new Funko ‘Batman 66’ line is set to hit stores this June!
And with that, we bring this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! What do you think about the new items announced this week? Do you plan on picking up anything we mentioned in this week’s column? Are there any lines or brands you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments section below!
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