Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the internet, it’s 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! This week there’s quite a bit of awesome convention exclusive news, whether it’s for the recently passed HasCon, or the upcoming New York Comic Con, there’s lots of updates on exclusives to be had! besides exclusive news, we’ve got some awesome new items coming from NECA, Funko, Diamond Select and more! Why are you still reading this introduction? There’s so much awesome stuff to see in the Toy News for the week of September 12th, 2017!
Get HasCon Exclusives While They’re Hot!
This past weekend Hasbro threw their first ever convention based entirely around their stable of amazing brands and licenses including Marvel, Transformers, My Little Pony, Magic The Gathering, and more! The first ever HasCon took place in Rhode Island and overall the general consensus is that it was a smash hit with most fans and collectors! As with most major conventions, there were a number of awesome convention exclusives that people spent the weekend clamoring to get their hands on from some of Hasbro’s top lines like 6″ scale ‘Marvel Legends’ and ‘Star Wars: Black Series’! The only real downside is that the exclusives were all only available at the convention itself! Luckily that’s all about to change.
Hasbro has just announced that they will be listing the remaining stock of HasCon convention exclusives up on HasbroToyShop.com later this month on September 20th, 2017! That means if you weren’t lucky enough to make it out to HasCon in person to grab these exclusives, you now have your chance to add them to your own collection! Here’s the full rundown of exclusives you can pick up for yourself through HasbroToyShop.com on starting on 9/20/17-
Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.
This Star Wars The Black Series pack, featuring one 6-inch-scale Captain Rex figure and 5 accessories is designed for ultimate collectibility and display. Featuring authentic, true-to-story detail across multiple points of articulation, the Star Wars The Black Series Captain Rex figure and accessories pay tribute to the iconic leader of the 501st division, serving the Republic under the command of Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars.
So you need someone to do the dirty work? Great news: that’s his favorite kind of work.
Imagine Deadpool getting slash-happy with this 6-inch scale Deadpool figure, featuring a gray suit design inspired by the Marvel Uncanny X-Force comics (comic not available). Figure features multiple points of articulation, includes 10 accessories, and is inspired by a comic arc in which Deadpool takes down pretty much anyone that gets in his way…so, a comic arc in which Deadpool is himself.
2017 MAGIC: THE GATHERING Hascon Collection featuring three silver-bordered cards and one token. Bring DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, NERF and TRANSFORMERS into your next game of MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Includes an exclusive version of the Sword of Dungeons & Dragons card with accompanying Gold Dragon Token from the upcoming release of Magic: The Gathering Unstable.
Adventuring with your friends can be hard when you don’t have the right set of gear. But don’t worry! We on the D&D team worked with our friends from My Little Pony to make sure you have the most magical dice for your D&D games.
Includes: A beautiful full metal container with the My Little Pony crew all geared up for a D&D adventure.; A full set of ten sparkly pink dice, inspired by Pinky Pie, including 1d20, 1d12, 2d10, 1d8, 4d6, 1d4.
New From NECA
This week NECA has a few cool announcements, so we thought we would round them up a little bit to make things easier. There’s a whole new license being announced, plus a special new collector’s Blu-Ray set they’re involved in, and an epic new display piece for your collection you aren’t going to want to miss!
First up is the reveal of an all new license with Stephen King’s ‘IT’! The recent film adaptation of the book has been dominating the box office this weekend, so a whole new line of toys and collectibles makes perfect sense! Unfortunately, NECA hasn’t yet stated exactly what they will be doing with the line (whether it’s highly detailed articulated 7″ figures or their retro MEGO-Styled figures, or who knows what?), or whether this license includes the original 1990’s television mini-series that starred Tim Curry. Either way, it’s going to be awesome to see new Pennywise merchandise coming our way!
In theaters today, on your shelf soon! Full line of figures and more coming in 2018 from NECA.
The holidays are coming up fast, which is why this next surprising announcement was extra exciting! The team over at Scream Factory have announced an all new deluxe edition Blu-ray release of the 1984 horror classic ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’ later this year. Included with the super limited Deluxe Edition of the film, Scream Factory is including an all new exclusive 8″ MEGO style NECA figure of Billy/Killer Santa! This deluxe edition is super limited and there will only be around 2000 units made available, so it’s definitely not one for horror fans to sleep on! You can pre-order yours here!
Finally, we’ve got one last big surprise with an all new life sized Iron-Man foam figure! Posted for pre-order by BigBadToyStore, this new figure is huge at a whopping six-and-a-half feet tall! He looks a bit shiny and a little bit smoother than we’d personally prefer a life-sized Iron-Man figure, but he’d still be an astounding display piece for any ‘Avengers’ fan! Too bad he’s going to set you back $1300!
This imposing life-size foam figure of Iron Man from Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War will stand guard in any room, from home to office to retail environments!
Iron Man stands 6’5″ tall. The figure is made of foam rubber and latex that’s carefully hand-painted for realistic detail. Very simple assembly required; assembly and care instructions included.
The Doctor Is In At Diamond Select For NYCC
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys usually come up with some pretty fantastic convention exclusives every year for the biggest cons of the year, and New York Comic Con 2017 is looking to be no exception! We’ve still got about a month until the convention, but DST has officially announced their first NYCC 2017 exclusive with their new Marvel Gallery Astral Form Doctor Strange PVC Diorama Statue! It’s the first exclusive announced and likely not the last, which can be picked up at the Diamond Select Toys booth at NYCC 2017 in October!
New York, New York – it’s a heck of a town! And it’s only gotten better since the arrival of New York Comic-Con! Once a year since 2006, NYCC brings the fans together with the best of pop culture, and this year Diamond Select Toys will be there once again! In addition to a booth packed with products and a panel packed with information, they’re bringing an exclusive item that’s out of this world!
At booth 1644, fans will be able to purchase a fully translucent Marvel Gallery Astral Form Doctor Strange PVC Diorama, depicting the Sorcerer Supreme hovering above the ground with his spell-casting hands outstretched. Packaged in a full-color window box, the approximately 12-inch-tall PVC figure is limited to only 250 pieces, and will retail for only $50, so we expect these to go fast!
While you’re at the booth, check out display cases filled with upcoming items from Diamond Select Toys, including figures from Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Kingdom Hearts and Pacific Rim Uprising, and fill holes in your collection at the official DST store.
Additionally, Diamond Select Toys will host a panel on Friday night from 8:00-9:00 pm in room 1A05, where product manager Robert Yee and sculptors Jean St. Jean and Eli Livingston will talk about products coming out from Diamond Select Toys in the following months, and answer fan questions. The best questions will win cool DST swag!
See you in the Big Apple!
“He’s A Friend From Work!”
Marvel’s next major blockbuster, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, hits theaters on November 2nd! Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are making the wait a little easier with the release of a small mountain of new Marvel Minimates based on the film in what looks like what might possibly be the largest single wave of Minimates ever made for one Marvel Movie! Broken up into several sets of retailer exclusives, the ‘Thor: Ragnorok’ wave of Marvel Minimates gives collectors almost ever character they could possibly hope to be getting from this line in one form or another, although some will be easier to find than others.
Comic Shops will be getting a 4-figure box set featuring Thor, Hela, and exclusive figures of Bruce Banner and Loki that will only be available in this box set! Walgreens Stores and Toys R Us stores will each be getting their own assortments of figures, each of which has several exclusives. Minimate 2-packs of Thor with Hela and Gladiator Hulk with Valkyrie will be available at both retail chains, while Walgreens will have exclusive 2-packs of Grandmaster with Skurge and ‘Roadworn Hero’ Thor with ‘Civilian’ Loki, and Toys R Us will have an exclusive 2-pack of Heimdall and ‘Sakaar’ Loki. These should all be hitting stores now!
Toys R Us
Hot Toys “Matt The Radar Technician”
While ‘Force Friday 2017’ has come and gone, there’s still plenty of awesome new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ merchandise being announced! The team at Hot Toys are continuing their tradition of making figures of just about everyone with an all new updated version of the villainous Kylo Ren one 1:6th scale! Based on his new look for ‘The Last Jedi’, Kylo comes with an alternate helmeted-head, his lightsaber, several sets of alternate hands, and a special display stand! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below-
Star Wars fans worldwide are filled with excitement as we start to countdown to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! After his debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren has trained to grow more powerful in the dark side of the Force and is now determined to hunt down those who caused his defeat at Starkiller Base. Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to expand the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi series with the all-new 1/6th scale collectible figure of Kylo Ren! The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, expertly tailored outfit with magnetically attachable cape, Kylo Ren’s signature crossguard lightsaber with LED light-up function, Kylo Ren’s helmet, and a specially designed character theme figure stand! Let the dark side of your Star Wars collection grow by adding the new Kylo Ren collectible figure!
The Red Skull is taking over Mezco’s One:12 Collective! Well, not exactly taking over, but he’s going to be joining the highly detailed 6″ figure line in just a few short weeks as a Fall 2017 convention exclusive (which means he will likely be available at New York Comic Con 2017). Red Skull comes packed with an alternative head, the Cosmic Cube, a pistol blaster, a flamethrower, and more! Check out the full release from Mezco below and pre-order one here!
One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive
The origin of the Red Skull has had numerous revisions over his nearly eight decade history. Likewise, his appearance has also changed. With this Fall Exclusive, Mezco presents the Red Skull in the classic green jumpsuit he wore during his 1st encounter with Captain America in 1941. With the militia force of Hydra’s army at his disposal and harnessing the untold power of the Cosmic Cube, the Red Skull is a constant threat to all of humanity.
Featuring over 30 articulation points, intricate sculptural work and incredible costume detailing, the final product creates an iconic vision with a “real world” look. The One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive figure joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and unique character specific accessories.
This limited edition Mezco Fall Exclusive is only available via our website and at the Mezco NYCC booth #1954 while supplies last.
The One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive features:
- Two (2) Detailed head portraits
- One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
- Classic green jumpsuit
- Hand painted authentic detailing
- Over 16cm tall
- Six (6) interchangeable hands includingOne (1) pair of fists (L & R)
- One (1) pair of gun/ cannon holding hands (L & R)
- One (1) Cosmic Cube holding hand (R)
- One (1) posing hand (L)
- Classic green jumpsuit
- Harness for fuel tanks
- Sculpted belt with blaster holder
- Sculpted boots
- One (1) Cosmic cube
- One (1) Blaster
- One (1) Blaster holster (attaches to belt)
- One (1) cannon
- One (1) Cannon fuel tank (attaches via hose to cannon)
- One (1) Harness (holds fuel tank)
- One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
- One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Red Skull Fall Exclusive figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package 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!
New York Comic Con Exclusives Round 2!
Last week we gave you the first few reveals from Funko’s New York Comic Con 2017 exclusives, and now this week we’re back with a whooooole lot more for you! This week Funko announced a ton of their exclusives for the con, and we don’t say that lightly! Here is the rundown of newly announced exclusives-
Funko POP! Vinyls:
- ‘Duck Tales’ Swimsuit Scrooge McDuck
- ‘The Black Hole’ Vincent
- ‘The Black Hole’ Maximillian
- ‘Kingdom Hearts’ Halloween Goofy
- ‘Kingdom Hearts’ Halloween Donald
- ‘Disney Parks’ Flocked Orange Bird
- ‘Disney Parks’ Flocked Abominable Snowman
- ‘Doctor Who’ The First Doctor
- ‘Westworld’ Dolores
- ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Buffy & Faith
- ‘Trollhunters’ Stone Aaarrgghh!!!
- ‘Trollhunters’ Jim with Armor
- ‘Land Of The Lost’ Sleestak
- ‘Land Of The Lost’ Enik
- ‘The Walking Dead’ Burned Dwight
- ‘Stranger Things’ Eleven with Electrodes
- ‘Star Wars’ K-2SO with Blaster
- ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Droid
- ‘Star Wars’ Saw Gerrera with Hair
- ‘Star Wars’ Jyn Erso Imperial Disguise
- ‘Star Wars’ Dengar
- ‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett with Slave I
Besides the massive amount of POP! Vinyls we are also getting-
- Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Dorbz Ridez
- Mickey Mouse Red & Yellow Mini Hikari 2-Pack
- ‘Stranger Things’ Action Figure Set (Disguise Eleven, Upside Down Will, Closed Mouth Demogorgon)
These will all be available at the Funko booth at New York Comic Con 2017!
The Power Of Healing
While details are scarce, it appears that Walgreens is getting another all new exclusive ‘Star Wars’ Funko POP! Vinyl! In a very fitting move, the pharmacy chain is going to be the exclusive retail destination for fans to pick up this new ‘Star Wars’ Medical Droid POP! sometime in the next few months!
Sci-Fi Dorbz Inbound!
This week Funko announced an all new series of science-fiction themed Dorbz vinyl figures based on some of your favorite sci-fi properties! New Dorbz are coming our way based on some fan favorite films like ‘ALIEN’, ‘Predator’, ‘TRON’, ‘The Rocketeer’ and more! Plus there are quite a few exclusives and chase variants you’ll want to keep an eye out for! Check out the full line below!
Specialty Series December Reveals
Funko has announced the latest figures to join their small retailer exclusive ‘Specialty Series’! This December fans of classic 80’s cartoons will be happy to hear that we’re getting new figures from ‘Thundercats’ and ‘Masters Of The Universe’! For the December POP! Vinyl we’re getting the ‘Thundercats’ Tygra, while our newest Specialty Series Dorbz is Orko from ‘Masters Of The Universe’! Be sure to hit up your favorite local shop to order these for release this December!
So Be Good For Goodness Sake!
This holiday season, The Krampus is coming! The Christmas Demon of ancient lore is coming to your Funko collection this winter and he’s bringing along a chase variant, plus an FYE exclusive and Hot Topic exclusive variant as well (and even another chase variant of the Hot Topic exclusive!). You can keep an eye out for the new Krampus POP! Vinyl this December!
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!