Once again we are coming at you 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 seem quiet on the toy news front as summer comes to a close. We’re winding out the days hitting as many summer clearance aisles as we can find in preparation for the barrage of cool new stuff coming our way this fall! This week we’ve got awesome news from Mezo, Blitzway, Funko and more! There’s always something cool to be found in the Toy News for the week of August 22nd, 2017!

“It’s Morphin Time!”

If you’re a ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ fan, the team at Bandai is about to make stepping up your cosplay to a whole new level much easier! This week they announced their all new ‘Power Rangers Legacy’ Green Ranger Helmet! This is a 1:1 scale (that’s life-sized!) wearable replica helmet based on the original Green Ranger helmet worn on the show! It’s a “one size fits all” situation, but considering the popularity of their previously released Red Ranger Helmet, there shouldn’t be much of a problem there.

Additionally, if you’re a fan of the ‘Power Rangers’ franchise well past the ‘Mighty Morphin’ era, then you’re in for even more treats as Bandai has also announced 1:1 scale prop replicas of The Zeonizer (or Zeo Morpher for those who aren’t super familiar) and the Gold Zeo Ranger’s Power Staff!

All of the aforementioned 1:1 scale Power Rangers Legacy items are set for release in February 2018, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your finances in order!

“Can He Swing From A Thread? Take A Look Over Head!”

One of the great thing about Spider-Man is that he does whatever a spider can (whatever that means), and one of our other favorite things about him is that he translates really well into awesome toys! This week the team at Mezco revealed their all new One:12 Collective 6″ scale Spider-Man figure based on the heroes appearance in this summer’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ live action film! This figure is a work of art as far as Spider-Man figures go, but don’t just take our word for it! Check out the full release from Mezco below!

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man Homecoming joins the One:12 collective. With a comprehensively detailed film-accurate outfit and unique character specific accessories. This figure also features a newly sculpted body to accurately reflect the slender, teenage frame of Spider-Man in the new movie. 

The One:12 Collective figure features:

  • Three (3) Detailed expressive head portraits
  • Newly designed One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 16cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of web-shooting hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) webline holding hand
  • Weblines that loop over the figure’s wrists for posing


  • Sculpted film-accurate web shooters
  • Spandex outfit with web detail and spider insignia
  • Clip-on web-wings as featured in the film
  • Integrated soles on feet


  • One (1) of webline style A  
  • One (1) of webline style B 
  • One (1) posable webline
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • One (1) One:12 Collective magnetic display clip

Each One:12 Collective Spider-Man Homecoming 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.

“Who’s Hungry?”

Some movies truly stand the test of time and become real classics of cinema, etching their characters into icons of their genre. One such film is 1991’s ‘Silence Of The Lambs’, which gave us a new horror icon with Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal ‘The Cannibal’ Lecter! The team at Blitzway has recently revealed two new 1:6th scale figures of Hannibal based on his appearance in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’, and they’ve got us all kinds of excited!

As we mentioned, Blitzway has two versions of Hannibal planned for this new 1:6th scale line; a White Prison Uniform version and a Straight Jacket version! Each figure stands approximately 12″ tall and comes with scene specific accessories straight out of the movie! We are expecting these to hit the market sometime in early 2018, with a hefty price tag of $269 each! Check out the full details from Blitzway for both figures below-

Hannibal Lecter White Prison Uniform ver. Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

  • Highly Detailed likeness of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs,1991 Portrait
  • Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • 1 Right Immovable Relaxed Arm & Hand
  • 1 Right Immovable Arm & Hand for holding Nightstick
  • 1 Left Immovable Relaxed Arm & Hand with Pen Clip
  • 1 Pair of Immovable Arms & Hands Clasped


  • 1 White T-Shirts with prison uniform number ‘B5160-8’
  • 1 Pair of White Cotton Pants
  • 1 Inner Body Suit
  • 1 Pair of White Socks
  • 1 Pair of Authentic White Shoes


  • 1 Authentic Chair
  • 1 Nightstick
  • 1 Pair of Handcuffs
  • 1 Folding Knife
  • 1 Fountain Pen
  • 1 Clarice Drawing prop
  • 1 Catholic Church Drawing prop
  • 1 Eye Drawing prop
  • 1 Authentic Patterned Carpet
  • 1 Set of Figure Stand

Production details might be subject to change without any prior notice.


Hannibal Lecter Straitjacket ver. Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

  • Highly Detailed likeness of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs,1991 Portrait
  • Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • 1 Pair of Arms & Hands in Straitjacket


  • 1 White T-Shirts with prisoner number ‘B5160-8’
  • 1 Orange Prison uniform with prisoner number ‘B1329-0’
  • 1 Authentic Straitjacket
  • 1 Inner Body Suit
  • 1 Pair of Black Socks
  • 1 Pair of Authentic Black Shoes


  • 1 Hannibal Iconic Mask
  • 1 Black Rod Mask
  • 1 Authentic Movable Gurney
  • 1 Authentic Symbolic Sign Stand
  • 1 Set of Figure Stand

Production details might be subject to change without any prior notice

“Don’t Move”

I’ll usually be the first to point out that we don’t normally do much statue coverage here (while statues are cool collectibles, they aren’t exactly “toys”), but this one was just too cool for us to pass up! The team at Chronicle Collectibles have become known for “sparing no expense”, and this time they’re pulling out the big guns! This week Chronicle has announced pre-order information for their long awaited 1:5th scale ‘Jurassic Park’ Tyrannosaurus Rex statue! This piece is based on the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s appearance in the first ‘Jurassic Park’ film and it’s HUGE! It’s also going to be incredibly limited, with a run of just 100 pieces being made worldwide! Still, it’s an amazing piece to behold and a must have for ‘Jurassic Park’ fans with disposable income. Check out the release info from Chronicle Collectibles below!

Pre-Order Announcement, Jurassic Park 1:5 Female T-Rex.

The 1:5 T-Rex will be available for pre-order on August 25, 2017, at 12pm CST.

Limited to 100 Pieces worldwide. We are trying to coordinate an international release on the same day.

The 1:5 Rex will be available at www.chroniclecollectibles.com

We will “NOT” be shipping this product outside the continental United States. If you live outside of the continental US, you will need to find a local distributor that will carry this item.

The box dimensions will be roughly 8′ x 4′ x 4′. You read that right that is in feet not inches and will weigh 150 pounds roughly crated.

The 1:5 T-Rex ships fully assembled with the base and plaque stand as separate pieces. You will need to mount the Rex to the base with help from a friend.

We will be offering our usual payment plans including a 16-month plan to help those that need a more affordable payment option.

1:5 T-Rex $4499.00 shipped in the continental USA, excludes Hawaii and Alaska. Will come crated or palletized depending on your location. If you would like to arrange local pick up at our studio in Irving, TX the retail is $4000.00.

Produced by Toynami.

We are proud to bring this massive Jurassic Park 1:5 Female T-Rex to market for the first time.

Let’s Get Toxic

Last week we mentioned that Super7 had posted a teaser for products based on the ‘Toxic Crusaders’ license from Troma, and now we have our look a the first figure! Although this was probably pretty predictable, the first figure released under the ‘Toxic Crusaders’ brand from Super7 is a color variant of their Toxie ReAction figure redone in his classic colors from the animated television series! This figure also has a special cardback that is based on the ‘Toxic Crusaders’ cartoon! Check out the full release from Super7 below!

The first Super Hero from the State of New Jersey has arrived! The Toxic Avenger, monstrously mutated by the hazardous sludge that triggered his terrible transformation, stands ready to clean up criminals wherever they crop up!

Each 3.75″ tall Toxie ReAction Figure is articulated at the shoulders, hips, and neck, just like all your favorite fantasy figures from the 1970s and 80s – The Golden Age of action figures!

The Toxic Crusader ReAction Figure comes packaged with mop accessory on a traditional blister card featuring the animated Toxie on the front and a cut-out Toxie mask on the back!

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!

Game On!

This week Funko is teaming up with Valve to bring some of the last decade’s most iconic video game characters to life with new POP! Vinyls based on ‘Team Fortress 2’ and ‘Portal 2’! From ‘Team Fortress’ we’re getting Scout, Heavy, and Medic characters, while the ‘Portal’ line gives us Chell, Atlas, P-Body, and a Turret! These are all set to hit stores this November!

Don’t Get Into Strange Cars

Funko’s ‘Stranger Things’ line of Dorbz is about to get some sweet new wheels! The details on their release are scarce for now, but Funko recently revealed images of new ‘Stranger Things’ Dorbz Ridez including Sheriff Hopper in his Sheriff Deputy Truck and Brenner with a Hawkins Utility Van! It’s expected that this will be hitting in time for Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ this fall!

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!