Week after week, we are BACK! That’s right, you know what day it is! And here we are 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! There’s not much going on this week but that’s okay because the few things that are happening are all pretty damn cool! We’ve got new reveals from Diamond Select Toys, ThreeZero, Funko, Mattel, and more! There’s always something awesome to see in the Toy News for the week of August 15th, 2017!

DC Multiverse Grows By A Few

Mattel’s 6″ DC Multiverse line of figures is set to see a few new figures joining the line in the near future, even if their exact fate isn’t entirely clear yet! It’s been rumored for a while that some of these figures would end up being retailer exclusives, but due to recent postings on Walmart‘s website, the curtain appears to have been pulled back to reveal just where we’d be seeing them pop up! DC fans can look forward to new Batman (non-armored, as opposed to the wide-release armored version) and Armored Cyborg from the upcoming live action ‘Justice League’ adaptation! Additionally, it looks like we’ve discovered the fate of the Cassie Sandsmark ‘Wondergirl’ figure, which was also recently listed there! Unfortunately, there are no release dates attached to any of these listings just yet, so we don’t know when they will be hitting the shelves. That said, if they’re listed already now, it’s probably safe to say it’ll be soon!


Noxious Retro Nostalgia Brings ‘The Toxic Crusaders’ Back!

In a movie that we don’t think anyone saw coming, the team at Super7 have posted a teaser image over on their Facebook page that tells fans they can look forward to new products based on ‘The Toxic Crusaders’! For those of you who somehow missed this one-season-long piece of animated 1990’s glory, ‘The Toxic Crusaders’ was a kid-friendly take on Troma’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ films that brought Toxie and his team of mutants on adventures fighting both alien invaders and global pollution!

Super7 recently released their own 3.75″ scale figure of Toxie himself in their ReAction line of retro style figures, so it’s great to hear we can look forward to new figures based on his animated cast of team mates like No-Zone, Junkyard, and Headbanger! We will keep you posted on more news on these products as it becomes available!


More Marvel Animated Minimates At Walgreens

Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys never seem to take a day off, because there always seems to be something new and amazing coming our way from them! This week they premiered the first look at a whole new wave of Walgreens exclusive Marvel Animated Minimates that we can look forward to hitting the shelves later this year! The wave is based on characters from Marvel’s hit animated series ‘Avengers Assemble’ and ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’!

This is the sixth series of Marvel Animated Minimates to hit Walgreens stores, being comprised of four Minimates figure 2-packs! Figure sets in this wave include The Abomination with The Vision and Black Bolt with Medusa from ‘Avengers Assembled’, as well as K’un Lun Armor Spider-Man with Iron First and White Tiger with Iron Patriot from ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’! These are due out before years end!


“You May Fire When Ready”

While we first saw a look at him a few weeks back at San Diego Comic Con 2017, the team at Hot Toys have finally released a bit more complete information on their upcoming 1:6th scale Grand Moff Tarkin figure from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’! This new figure isn’t due out until next year, but now that we’ve got full release information it’s really hard not to get excited about him! Hot Toys new 1:6th scale Grand Moff Tarkin will be available as s single release and as a part of a new figure 2-pack with Darth Vader! The full release info is available from Hot Toys below for both versions!

“You may fire when ready.” – Grand Moff Tarkin

An ambitious, ruthless proponent of military power, Wilhuff Tarkin became a favorite of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and rose rapidly through the Imperial ranks. Tarkin saw the Death Star as a way to crush all dissent to the Empire’s rule with the fear of the station’s planet-killing super laser and made a terrifying demonstration of the station’s power by destroying Alderaan in front of Princess Leia’s eyes.

Today Hot Toys is very excited to officially present the highly anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars: A New Hope! Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with phenomenal likeness, a finely tailored Imperial uniform, Grand Moff Tarkin’s high back chair, and a specially designed figure base. The Grand Moff Tarkin collectible figure will surely be an excellent addition to “fire” up your Star Wars collection!


“Enough of this! Vader, release him.” – Grand Moff Tarkin

In charge of the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, Grand Moff Tarkin is determined to crush the rebellion with one swift stroke by using the moon-sized space station’s planet-killing super laser and strike fear across the galaxy. But with the stolen data of the Death Star in the Rebel’s hands, Darth Vader is tasked to recover the plans to eliminate the chances of the Rebellion stopping the technological terror and rule the entire galaxy. In celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Hot Toys is pleased to introduce the special 1/6th scale collectible figures of Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

Meticulously created based on the appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with phenomenal likeness, a finely tailored Imperial uniform, Grand Moff Tarkin’s high back chair, and a specially designed Death Star themed figure base.

The new Darth Vader 1/6th scale collectible figure is specially crafted on the appearance of the Sith Lord in the film featuring newly redesigned gloves, a sophisticatedly-crafted Darth Vader armor and helmet, skillfully tailored suit, LED-lighted lightsaber, an Interrogator Droid, and a specially designed Death Star themed figure base. This special Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader collectible set will definitely be great cinematic masterpieces to add to your Star Wars collection!

ThreeZero Brings Daryl Dixon To 1:6th Scale

Last week we shared a teaser image that was released by ThreeZero for an all new 1:6th scale figure of ‘The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon. We promised you guys that we would bring you more information on this all new 1:6th scale figure of the fan favorite character, and this week we’re here to deliver! The team at ThreeZero has released new images as well as preorder information for their new Daryl figure, as well as a super fancy deluxe edition that comes with additional accessories! Check out the releases below!

We are very excited to announce that AMC The Walking Dead 1/6th scale Daryl Dixon collectible figure is available for pre-order at www.threezerohk.com for a limited time only, starting from NOW! Price: 168USD / 1310HKD with Worldwide shipping included in the price.

1:6th Scale ‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl Dixon

In addition, we have for you a Threezero Official Website exclusive, which comes with Long sleeve black shirt and Quiver with arrows. Price: 180USD / 1400HKD with Worldwide shipping included in the price.

1:6th Scale ‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl Dixon Deluxe Edition

All Daryl Dixon collectible figures purchased at our online store will be coming with Free The Walking Dead T-Shirt. Please choose your preferred size during the purchase.

Daryl Dixon collectible figure stands approximately 12”(~30cm) tall, it’s articulated and highly detailed collectible, featuring the realistic likeness of Daryl Dixon as portrayed by extremely talented Norman Reedus in the critically acclaimed “The Walking Dead” television series. Collectible figure comes with Tailored Weathered Clothing; Faux-leather Vest; Sleeveless Shirt, Poncho and features soft PVC Dermis on the Arms. Crossbow, Pistol with Detachable Magazine and Knife are included with the figure along with multiple Exchangeable Hands.

1/6th scale The Walking Dead – Daryl Dixon Collectible Details:
~12” (30cm) tall Articulated Figure Featuring Tailored Clothing;
Head sculpt with Realistic Likeness to the Character Portrayed in the Series;
Soft PVC Dermis on the Arms;
Weathered Clothing;
Faux-leather Vest;
Sleeveless Shirt;
Pistol with Detachable Magazine;

Exchangeable Hands:
One pair of Relaxed Hands;
One pair of Gripped Hands for holding Knife;
One pair of Gripped Hands for holding Pistol and Crossbow.

threezero online store exclusive version:
Long-sleeve Black Shirt;
Quiver with Arrows.

* Final product may vary from prototype images.

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!

Wonder-Ful News!

After the booming box office success of Warner Brothers’ live action ‘Wonder Woman’ adaptation this summer, it should come as no surprise that Funko is bringing our favorite heroine and some of her cast mates for another round of POP! Vinyls! The new wave of ‘Wonder Woman’ POP! Vinyls are set to hit stores this fall and includes Wonder Woman (w/cloak), Etta, Antiope, and Diana Prince (w/ice cream, Hot Topic exclusive)! Additionally, there will be a new Wonder Woman Dorbz Ridez set featuring Wonder Woman with her horse!

New POP! Vinyls On The ‘Horizon’

As one of the most popular games released in the last year, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to hear that Funko has announced an all new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the PlayStation exclusive ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’! The new wave is set to hit stores this fall and includes Aloy, Erand, an Eclipse Cultist, and a Watcher! There will also be a special Glow-In-The-Dark version of the Watcher available exclusively at Best Buy!

Titans Together!

This week Funko unveiled a number of all new products based on the hit Cartoon Network series ‘Teen Titans Go!’! New products unveiled include our first ever “Teen Titans’ Rock Candy figures, featuring characters like Starfire and Raven (and two Toys R us exclusive Raven variants!), plus ‘Teen Titans Go!’ Funko Plushes, and a new series of ‘Teen Titans Go!’ themed Mystery Mini blindboxed figures! To make the hunt more interesting for blindbox enthusiasts, Funko has also announced that there will be several retailer exclusive Mystery Mini figures available at both Toys R Us and Walmart. Check out the full lineups below!

‘Teen Titans GO!’ Rock Candy

‘Teen Titans GO!’ Funko Plushes

‘Teen Titans GO!’Mystery Minis (General Release)

‘Teen Titans GO!’Mystery Minis (Toys R Us Exclusive)

‘Teen Titans GO!’Mystery Minis (Walmart Exclusive)

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!