We are back at it once again 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! Things are a little quiet on the toy front this week. We’ve officially made it to June! That means San Diego Comic Con is sneaking up on us pretty quickly, and we have a ton of new reveals to be seen! This week we have a ton of great announcements and reveals from some of our favorite companies like Diamond Select Toys, NECA, Mezco, and more! There’s lots to be seen in the Toy News for the week of June 6th, 2017!
Hot Toys ‘Wonder’-Ful new Announcement
This past weekend Warner Brothers live action adaptation of DC Comics’ ‘Wonder Woman’ blew audiences away, and now the team at Hot Toys is excited to bring the excitement into your home! This week Hot Toys has announced an all new 1:6th scale figure of Wonder Woman in her now iconic Themyscira Training Armor! Besides an uncanny likeness to actress Gal Gadot, the figure includes a number of great accessories straight from the film like a bow with arrows, the famed ‘God Killer’ sword, a special display stand, and of course Wonder Woman’s iconic bracers! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!
“It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it is what I am going to do.” She’s the princess, she’s a warrior. Born and raised in the Amazons, Diana lives in a place without knowing about the conflicts in the outside world. Not until she met the American pilot that changes her destiny to maintain peace in the universe. Here she is – the Wonder Woman! With the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster Wonder Woman, Hot Toys is proud to present our latest creation – Wonder Woman (Training Armor Version) 1/6th scale collectible figure!
Featuring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Princess Diana in the movie, the figure is finely crafted based on her appearance in Wonder Woman wearing the Themyscira training armor. The newly developed head sculpt is perfectly craved with movie-accurate quality. The outfit is specifically tailored to showcase the fine detailing. What’s more, the figure comes with an assortment of weapons such as the Amazons’ mythical “God Killer” sword with base, a shield, bow and arrows and her signature “Bracelets of Submission”. On top of the accessories, a themed figure stands and a specially designed Themyscira island backdrop is included as well. The Wonder Woman figure is a timeless centerpiece with high screen authenticity. Open for pre-order now. Don’t let the “Wonder” slip by!
Spider-Man Cosbaby’s Swing Into Your Collection
A lot of people seem to forget, the team at Hot Toys doesn’t’ just dabble in 1:6th scale! This week the team over at Hot Toys revealed a full new wave of their popular Cosbaby line of stylized figures based on Marvel’s upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’! The new wave of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Cosbaby figures from Hot Toys includes fan favorites like several versions of Spider-Man, plus Tony Stark, Iron Man, and the villainous Vulture! Check out the full release and series rundown from Hot Toys below-
Summer movie season is kicking off as Spider-Man: Homecoming will be arriving on the big screen real soon! Launched with better in mind, the Spider-Man: Homecoming Cosbaby series are designed to surprise Cosbaby fans. Designed with additional magnetic feature, fans can display their Spider-Man Cosbaby in unique styles.
Spider-Man and Iron Man Mark XLVII Collectible Set will include the iconic Spider-Man hanging on the spider-web with a flying Iron Man Mark XLVII. Fans will be astonished by the set of 3 “Spider-Man Cosbaby (S) Bobble-Head Collectible Set” with Spider-Man in signature squatting pose, flying pose and the classic crawling pose respectively. All of the above Spider-Man Cosbabies come with the new magnetic feature.
Another highlight of the series is the “Spider-Man: Homecoming Cosbaby Bobble-Head Collectible Set” featuring Spider-Man in his homemade suit, cool-headed Tony Stark with his kitty shirt as well as Peter Parker carrying his Spider-Man face mask. If you look careful enough, the set also includes a mini flying Iron Man Mark XLVII.
Last but not least, of course if you are a Cosbaby full-set collector, you wouldn’t want to miss the “Spider-Man, Iron Man Mark XLVII, Vulture Collectible Set”.Bundling Spider-Man upside-down dangling pose, Iron Man signature flying move and the villainous Vulture floating in mid-air. Each Cosbaby in this series stands approximately 7-10 cm tall with bobble head function!! Cuteness overloading! Start your collection today before it’s too late!
Diamond Select Ladies To Shine Bright At SDCC
San Diego Comic Con 2017 is just around the corner, and our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have started announcing even more SDCC exclusive items! We previously saw a number of great items a few weeks ago, but these three new ones really take the cake!
Over on their Twitter account, Diamond Select Toys has revealed a new special “Gem Edition” Poison Ivy 12″ resin statue from their DC Premiere Collection ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ line! This special SDCC exclusive will be limited to just 150 pieces and will have real emeralds embedded into the statue! If that doesn’t make for a truly unique and special collectors item, we don’t know what would! More details should be available from DST shortly!
If DC isn’t your thing, Diamond Select also announced two new SDCC exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC statues of fan favorites Dark Phoenix and Ironheart! These two are set to stand at 10″ and 11″ respectively, and they’re expected to sell out fast! Check out the full release info from DST and Marvel below!
Marvel Gallery Dark Phoenix PVC Diorama
The Phoenix rises as one of the first members of the Uncanny X-Men, Jean Grey, embraces her full power as the telepathic/telekinetic host of the Phoenix Force! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama shows a possessed Jean in her red costume, hovering over a fiery Phoenix symbol! This PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.
Marvel Gallery Ironheart Unmasked PVC Diorama
The newest, most talked about hero in the Marvel Universe is now the latest PVC diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Levitating above a technological base on a swirl of energy, Riri Williams takes off her mask (but keeps her Ironheart armor on) in this approximately 11-inch PVC sculpture. Packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez.
It’s Time To Play The Music, It’s Time To Light The Lights
While they’re a little bit later than originally planned, Diamond Select Toys new ‘The Muppets Select’ series 3 is finally set to hit stores this month! This wave was supposed to be hitting earlier this spring, but due to unforeseen delays they’re coming to us for an early summer release! The latest wave includes Rolph, Mana-Mana, Star Ms. Piggy, Floyd Pepper, Janice, and more! Check out the release from Diamond Select Toys below-
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It makes us very happy to introduce to you the next assortment of Muppets Select action figures from DST! Muppet Show and Up Late star Miss Piggy comes with her precious dog Foo Foo and a Penguin, while Electric Mayhem bassist Floyd Pepper comes with guitarist/love interest Janice, and pianist Rowlf comes with Mahna Mahna and the certifiable Crazy Harry! Each multi-pack of 4-6” figures comes with accessories, including guitars, a movie camera, a detonator and plenty of sheet music! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf display. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JUL162620, SRP: $24.99)/ea.
Cowabunga! NECA Reveals Radical New SDCC Exclusives
It’s been being teased for weeks now, but NECA has finally pulled back the curtain to give a full reveal of their new San Diego Comic Con exclusive offerings for this year, and they are truly the ultimate collectible for fans of the classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series! NECA has released new images and a full item rundown of their brand new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Collectors Case SDCC 2017 exclusive! This new San Diego Comic COn 2017 exclusive box set is a large collectors carrier case with a design based around the classic carry cases of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Inside you’ll find eight brand new figures based on the classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series in beautifully crafted 7″ scale. This set includes the four turtles (Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo), The Shredder, Krang (with robot walker legs!) and two Foot Soldiers! Luckily it is going to be up for pre-order on the NECA Online Store later this month for those who can’t make it to the con, but unfortunately it’s going to set you back about $200! Check out the release info from NECA below-
To celebrate 30 years of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, we needed to create something suitably epic, like this massive, limited edition collector’s set with carrying case! It includes 8 action figures (Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Shredder, Krang with Bubble Walker, and 2 Foot soldiers) and tons of accessories, all packed into two figure trays in a vinyl carrying case.
The case features original artwork by Ken Mitchroney, Archie Comics’ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” artist. Figures stand in 7” scale and are fully articulated. Case measures approximately 16” H x 10” W x 5.5” D.
Limited edition of 5,000.
The real icing on this already impossible-to-top cake, is that NECA isn’t even done yet! In addition to this phenomenal looking ‘TMNT’ box set, they also revealed plans for their new ‘ALIEN’ SDCC 2017 exclusive; The Sewer Mutation Warrior Alien! Besides the obvious reasons, why is this such a cool piece? Because it’s color schemes look to be based on the creatures from classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ parody of the ‘ALIEN’ franchise, which were the sewer dwelling Pizza Monsters! This is a truly amazing way for NECA to bring a never before produced figure to fan’s collections, and give us a pair of unrelated yet still corresponding San Diego Comic Con exclusive items! Check out the release info from NECA below-
Deep in space, something is happening at a remote Weyland-Yutani scientific outpost! The terrible coincidence of a power outage and a deep space radiation has created a new Xenomorph… one that’s right at home in the pipes and tubes of the station’s sub-levels. The Sewer Mutation Warrior Alien stands over 9″ tall and features over 30 points of articulation and a bendable tail.
Limited edition of 3,000
This figure WILL be available to Alien Club members and at our booth at SDCC. It will NOT be available during the online presale that starts on 6/20.
We ‘Wonder’ What Mezco Is Up To Next
The team over at Mezco have posted their latest One:12 Collective figure up for pre-order, and it’s coming to you straight from this weekend’s biggest success story, Warner Brothers and DC Comics’ ‘Wonder Woman’! This all new 6″ 1:12 scale figure features a fantastic likeness of actress Gal Gadot and includes a number of accessories straight from the film! Check out the full release from Mezco below-
Direct from the upcoming feature film starring Gal Gadot comes Wonder Woman. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on the shore of her island and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and unique character specific accessories.
The Wonder Woman One:12 Collective exclusive figure features:
- Two (2) newly developed head portraits
- One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
- Hand painted authentic detailing
- Over 16cm tall
- Six (6) interchangeable hands including
- One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
- One (1) pair posing hands (L & R)
- One (1) sword and shield holding hand (R)
- One (1) lasso holding hand (L)
- Sculpted tiara
- Film-accurate Wonder Woman body armor
- Leather-look skirt
- Vambraces with screen matched detailing
- Knee segmentata
- Leg greaves
- Platform sandals
- One (1) shield with arm straps and detailed embellishment
- One (1) sword with intricately detailed blade
- One (1) golden Lasso Of Truth
- One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
- One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Wonder Woman figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.
Blind Justice Comes To QMX
Our friends over at Quantum Mechanix have released new images of an adorable all new Daredevil Q-Fig, making this the latest hero to join the ranks of their stylized minifigure line! The new Daredevil Q-Fig’s design is based on the hero’s look from his popular self-titled Netflix television series and features the Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen in mid-air jumping off of a wall! Thankfully for your wallet, Daredevil is only going to set you back about $14.99, and he is available for pre-order now! Check out the full release from QMX below!
Clutching a baton in each hand, Daredevil rebounds nimbly off a brick with agility and grace that belie his blindness. This superhero with preternaturally enhanced senses and martial arts expertise is off to take on the next villain in New York City, mano a mano.
By day, he’s Matt Murdock, an accomplished criminal trial lawyer. By night, he’s the ninja-like Daredevil as depicted in our action-packed Q-Fig diorama.
Daredevil is just one in our series of Marvel Q-Figs, so be sure to check out the rest of our amazing superheroes and villains!
The Truth Is Out There
On ‘The X-Files’, the biggest mission the team faced was to prove once and for all that the truth is out there! Now the team at Threezero is going to bring the hunt for the truth straight to you with their all new 1:6th scale Fox Mulder figure! The figure sports a dead on likeness of actor David Duchovny and comes loaded with a number of show specific accessories including Mulder’s FBI ID, several pistols, a watch, a flashlight, cellular phone, and more! In addition to the standard release, there is also going to be a special edition version that you can only get directly through the Threezero Store that includes a 1:6th scale Trenchcoat accessory! Check out the full release from Threezero below-
– 12″ (~30.5cm) tall, articulated figure with tailored black 2-piece suit (coat & slacks).
– Formal shirt & tie
– Black balmoral shoes
– Accessories & weapons:
— FBI IDs
— Pistol (SIG-Sauer P226)
— Pistol (Walther PPK)
— Pistol holster
— Cellular phone
– Exchangeable hands:
— One pair of fists
— One pair relaxed
— Right hand for gripping pistols
— One pair for holding cellular phone & flashlight
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!
Funko SDCC Exclusive Reveals Part One
San Diego Comic Con is just a few weeks away and the team at Funko have finally started to tease some of their SDCC 2017 exclusives! We hope you like ‘Star Wars’, because this first batch of reveals is all coming to you from a Galaxy Far Far Away! So far announced for San Diego Comic Con 2017 we have single POP! Vinyls of Bodhi and a Combat Assault Tank Trooper, a POP! 2-Pack of Hologram Princess Leia with R2-D2, and a 6″ Super-Sized POP! of Hologram Supreme Leader Snoke! These are all currently set to be available exclusively at SDCC 2017, with no word yet as to any shared exclusives.
Holy Funko Batman!
This September fans of ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ can look forward to a whole new wave of Funko POP! Vinyls coming our way! This is the second wave based on the hit series, and it includes fan favorite heroes and villains like Catwoman, Scarecrow, The Phantasm, Bane, Clayface, and Robot Batman (HARDAC)! Additionally, there is a chase variant of Robot Batman with a fully robotic head! These are due in stores in September!
The Game Is On
This Summer, Winter Is Coming! Funko has got a new wave of ‘Game Of Thrones’ POP! Vinyls hitting just in time to release along the new season of the hit series this summer! The new wave includes new versions of Jon Snow, Bran Stark, Cersei Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, and our first ever POP! Vinyls of Tormund Giantsbane and a 6″ Super-Sized POP! of Wun Wun! These are set to release in July 2017.
Oxfords Over Brogues
Manners may “Maketh The Man”, but Funko maketh the POP! Vinyl! This September we’ve got a brand new wave of POP! Vinyls coming our way based on ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’! The wave will be comprised of Harry, Eggsy, Valentine, and Gazelle when it releases at the tail end of summer just in time for the ‘Kingsman’ sequel to hit theaters!
Funko Retailer Exclusives
Once again, we’ve got a short list of upcoming retailer exclusives that we can start to keep an eye out for from Funko! ‘Star Wars’ fans are going to want to start hitting both Target and Walgreens stores in order to not miss out on two new Funko POP! Vinyl exclusives! Target stores will soon be selling a Funko POP! Rides vehicle of Darth Vader with his TIE-Fighter! Additionally, Walgreens is going to have Clone Commander Cody available soon, complete with a tiny hologram of The Emperor himself! Even if you aren’t super into ‘Star Wars’, you may still want to keep hitting up Walgreens stores in order to get your hands on some new Marvel exclusives like a Superior Spider-Man POP! Vinyl or new Dorbz of ‘Iron Spider’ Spider-Man and Taskmaster! All of the above mentioned exclusives are set to hit stores between now and July, so keep your eyes open while out and about!
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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