Welcome back yet again to 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! New York Comic Con is fast approaching and with it the end of our typical ‘Con Season’! It’s always sad to see convention season come to a close, but that just means we can all settle in for a while to appreciate some of the cool new stuff we’ve picked up at all of the conventions we have been to this year! Plus the new season is only a few months out, so it gives us more to look forward to! In the meantime, there should be plenty to hold you over in the Toy News for the week of September 19th, 2017!
HasCon Marvel Legends Reveals
A little over a week ago Hasbro threw the first convention of their very own with HasCon! The event took place over a weekend in Rhode Island where thousands of toy fans gathered to celebrate all things Hasbro and see some cool new products! At HasCon, Hasbro revealed quite a few new figures in their 6″ scale Marvel Legends line of figures, but no official images had been released until now! We got our first look at quite a few new figures, including new versions of Black Bolt, Iron Man, King Cobra, Paladin, Spider-Woman, Storm (Mohawk!), Psylocke, Sub-Mariner, Tiger-Stripe Wolverine, and an Apocolypse Build-A-Figure! Additionally, we also saw a Walmart exclusive 6″ Thanos, a Toys R Us exclusive 2-pack of Klaw and Shuri, and Motorcycle packs of Black Widow and Ghost Rider! These are all due to hit stores within the next year, check out the new official images from Hasbro below!
Black Widow with Motorcycle
Ghost Rider with Motorcycle
Klaw / Shuri 2 Pack (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Paladin / Spider-Woman
Psylocke / Wolverine
Sub-Mariner / Black Bolt / Iron Man
Thanos (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Probably The Droids You’re Looking For
The team at Hot Toys is at it again! Well known for bringing some of your favorite franchises to life in beautiful 1:6th scale, the team at Hot Toy’s have revealed the newest pieces in their ever-growing ‘Star Wars’ collection with BB-8 and BB-9E Droids from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’! The movie doesn’t hit theaters for a few more weeks yet, but the hype is ever building and after all the love BB-8 received in ‘The Force Awakens’, it isn’t hard to see people getting hyped about him or his new “evil” counterpart BB-9E! These will both be made available on their own, as in a two pack with some other exclusive goodies! Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below!
The release of the latest blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just less than 100 days away! Apart from greeting new faces from this highly anticipated film, fans’ new beloved spherical astromech droid has been on bounteous missions for the Resistance and will once again make an appearance in the upcoming Star Wars sequel!
Today, Hot Toys is very excited to introduce this familiar face – the 1/6th scale BB-8 collectible figure specially crafted based on its appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of BB-8 in the film. It features a specially designed spherical body embedded with self-balancing mechanisms, LED light up eyes, and interchangeable arms! This BB-8 collectible figure will definitely be a fun addition to your Star Wars collection!
The Star Wars galaxy is continuing to expand in the upcoming widely anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi as new characters are introduced in this exciting new blockbuster!
Part of the astromech unit of the First Order that keeps their starships and machinery operational, BB-9E has captured many fans’ attention since its first reveal with its stylish look! Today, Hot Toys is very thrilled to officially introduce the 1/6th scale BB-9E collectible figure from Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted on the appearance of BB-9E in the film. This First Order droid features a newly developed spherical body with mechanical details under the circular grilles, specially applied glossy black and metallic silver painting, and a magnetically attached head with a LED light-up feature. Don’t pass up on the opportunity to welcome this new First Order astromech droid to your Star Wars Collection!
As the world is anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have been excited to see the return of BB-8 who has made many memorable moments in the last film and the introduction of the First Order version of the spherical astromech droid – the BB-9E!
Today, Hot Toys is delighted to introduce a special 1/6th scale collectible set featuring BB-8 and BB-9E from Star Wars: The Last Jedi for fans of these two fantastically designed droids!
The BB-8 collectible figure features a specially designed spherical body embedded with self-balancing mechanisms, a magnetically-attached head with LED light-up function, interchangeable arms, and specially applied white and orange colored painting with weathering effects!
The BB-9E collectible figure features a newly developed spherical body with mechanical details under the circular grilles, a magnetically-attached head with LED light-up function, and specially applied glossy black and metallic silver painting! Furthermore, a 1/6th scale Mouse Droid is also included exclusively in this collectible set!
Don’t pass up on the chance to recruit these awesome droids to your Star Wars display!
This Harley Is All Revved Up!
Just when you thought the merchandise machine that wouldn’t die had finally puttered out, we’re getting yet another ‘Suicide Squad’ figure from the team at Hot Toys! Yes, it’s been about a year since ‘Suicide Squad’ came and went from theaters, leaving audiences and critics perplexed as to what they just saw. But what a lot of people seem to have seen was an all new version of Harley Quinn to really enjoy with Margot Robbie’s interpretation of the character. Now thanks to Hot Toys we’re getting one more 1:6th scale version of the character, this time sporting her “Dancer” outfit as seen in flashback sequences in the film. Harley features an all new head sculpt, highly detailed outfit and jewelry, and even comes packed with a special
stripper pole display stand! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!
“The one, the only, the infamous Harley Quinn!” – The Joker Being one of the most beloved female villains in DC Comics, fans worldwide are enthralled by Harley Quinn’s madness and her psychotic personality.
Established herself as the Queen of Gotham City with the Joker, Harley Quinn made another remarkable entrance at the night club magnificently decked out in her beautiful dancer dress pole dancing for the crowd. Today, Hot Toys is excited to present the latest 1/6th scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) from the DC Extended Universe blockbuster Suicide Squad!
Sophisticatedly crafted based on Margot Robbie’s appearance in Suicide Squad, the 1/6th scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) features a newly developed head sculpt with impressive likeness, a finely tailored fabric dancer dress, bountiful jewelry, a metal chain, a dancing pole and a specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character backdrop.
It’s time to dress up your shelves with the phenomenal 1/6th scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) collectible figure along with other Suicide Squad characters! It’s a chance you shouldn’t miss!
Disney Stores Becomes Home To ‘Planet Hulk’
Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have announced an all new Disney Store exclusive figure in their Marvel Select line, and comic book fans are certainly going to be pleased! The latest addition to the line is an all new 10″ tall ‘Planet Hulk’ figure, which is the comic book character design that inspired The Hulk’s new look for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’! The new Marvel Select ‘Planet Hulk’ figure sports 16 points of articulation and is exclusive to Disney Stores and Marvel.com when it releases on October 2nd! If you want to bring him home he’s going to set you back around $29.99, which seems like a small price to pay for such a large scale highly detailed figure!
New This Week From Diamond Select Toys
If you can’t wait until October for your new Diamond Select Toys fix, there are a few pretty cool new DST items hitting stores this week at your local comic shops! We’ve got the newest wave of their ‘Nightmare Before Christmas Selects’, a new Catwoman statue as part of their long-running DC Gallery series, and the first series of their all new ‘Pulp Fiction Select’ line! Check out the full solicitations below!
DC Gallery Batman New Adventures Catwoman PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’ve never been more excited for a black cat to cross our path! This black-costumed rendition of Catwoman is based on her drastically different appearance in the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series (titled New Batman Adventures). Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this all-new sculpt shows off her darker, more dangerous look, with pale skin and wielding a whip. This PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # DEC162561, SRP: $45.00)
The Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 3 Asst
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving! Three new figure sets are coming your way for Halloween, including the Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, and Lock, Shock and Barrel, each sculpted in an approximately 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Plus, each figure set includes an exclusive figure or diorama piece – Lock, Shock and Barrel come with their walking bathtub, Santa Claus comes with an Elf and part of the town square diorama, and the Pumpkin King comes with part of the central fountain! Connect the Santa and Pumpkin King bases with other releases to make a larger diorama! Sculpted by Cortes Studio! (Item # APR172634, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
Pulp Fiction Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Bring the coolness of Pulp Fiction home with you! Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie masterpiece is now a highly detailed line of 7-inch collectible figures, bringing the film’s cool-as-ice cast to your shelf! The first series includes go-for-broke boxer Butch Coolidge, born-again hitman Jules Winnfield and fearsome mob boss, Marsellus Wallace. Each character is 7-inch scale, with detailed paint applications and the actor’s likeness, as well as 16 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Plus, each comes with a diorama piece: Jules includes the room where the big shootout takes place, and Butch and Marsellus each come with a piece of sidewalk from their chase scene! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #APR172649, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
No Rest For The Wicked
The team over at McFarlane Toys have announced the fourth figure in their new line of figures based on the hit ‘Borderlands’ video game series! The latest figure to be added to the first series lineup is ‘Zero’! Details are relatively scarce beyond that Zero will stand around 7″ tall and feature around twelve points of articulation. He also comes loaded with a bunch of fun accessories, which you can find listed below with all of the information from his product page from McFarlane! Zero is expected to hit stores in February 2018 and will set you back about $19.99!
Shrouded in mystery, Zer0 is an assassin-for-hire whose identity and origin are unknown. Left unsatisfied after a previous target failed to fight back, Zer0 turned to Vault hunting in search of a worthy challenge.
- Highly detailed sculpt of Zer0 modeled from in-game assets
- Figure includes a code for exclusive downloadable in-game content
- Figures comes with Infinity Gun and Energy Sword
- Includes iconic “0” Hologram
- Figure is featured in outfit worn by Zer0 in Borderlands 2
- Designed with 12+ points of articulation for dynamic posing
“Would You Kindly?”
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the fan favorite ‘Bioshock’ video game franchise, and the team at ThreeZero have decided that the best way to celebrate that is to dive back into the depths of rapture with all new 1:6th scale figures based on the now iconic games! The first figures announced are gigantic 1:6th scale 2-pack of a Big Daddy and Little Sister.
Pre-Orders for this set went live this week, with the 2-pack promising to include a 12.5″ tall fully articulated Big Daddy figure, as well as 5.6″ tall Little Sister figure (who is also fully articulated!). Big Daddy includes a removable drill, interchangeable hands, and eight interchangeable LED lights so that you can change the lights in his helmet to green, red, or yellow colors for different lighting effects. Meanwhile, Little Sister also includes interchangeable hands, and also has her ADAM Extractor Syringe! This incredible 1:6th scale set is priced at a hefty $280, but that hardly seems like much when you factor in just how much you get with this 2-pack!
1/6 Big Daddy collectible figure stands approximately 12.5” (~31.5cm) tall and 1/6 Little Sister is 5.6 inches (~14.3cm). Both collectible figures are articulated and highly detailed, featuring realistic likeness of the characters in BIOSHOCK video game. Big Daddy has over 35 Points of Articulation; Detachable Right Drill; Arms and Legs are covered with Fabric Material; Exchangeable Hands and it comes with Light-up Feature, which consists of 8 Head Light with Interchangeable Yellow, Red and Green Lights. Little Sister comes with Tailored Fabric Clothing, ADAM Harvesting Tool, and Exchangeable Hands.
Delivery Date: Estimate 2nd quarter 2018
All unpaid orders would be cancelled after the sale
Orders are not transferable to third parties
* 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!
Funko NYCC Exclusives Round 3
This week we had quite a few new reveals for New York Comic Con 2017 exclusive collectibles from Funko, so we are going to do things a little differently. This week, instead of sorting by toyline, we’re going to give you the rundown in the same fun themes that Funko has been announcing them, which means we have new reveals for fans of video games, Warner Brothers properties, Marvel, and 80’s and 90’s nostalgia! Here’s the full listings!
Video Games: ‘Five Nights At Freddies’ Lolbit POP! Vinyl, plus ‘8-Bit’ Style POP! Vinyls of Dig-Dug, The Shredder, and 5 variant Foot Soldiers (Purple, Blue, White, Orange, and Yellow)
Warner Brothers: ‘Harry Potter’ Boggart Snape, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald, ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Glow In The Dark Balrog, ‘Hannah Barbara’ Hardy Har Har and Lippy The Lion, ‘Looney Tunes’ Speedy Gonzales POP Vinyls, Luna Lovegood (Lion Headgear) Rock Candy, and a Gravel Slag Dorbz Ridez
Marvel: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ The Grandmaster and Casual Hulk, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn, ‘The Inhumans’ Flocked Lockjaw, ‘X-Men’ Old Man Logan POP! Vinyls, and an ‘X-Men’ Old Man Logan Dorbz
80’s & 90’s Nostalgia: ‘G.I. Joe’ Destro, ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Flocked Beastman, ‘Ahh! Real Monsters’ Scary Ickis, ‘Sailor Moon’ Sailor V, ‘Power Rangers’ Glow In The Dark Green Ranger POP! Vinyls, ‘Power Rangers’ Dragonzord and Black/Gold Dragonzord 6″ Super Sized POP! Vinyls, ‘Thundercats’ Vynl 2-pack of Lion-O and Mumm-Ra, ‘Thundercats’ Dorbz 3-pack of Lion-o, Mumm-Ra, and Snarf
More Marvelous POP!s
But wait there’s more! If you aren’t going to NYCC but need some more Marvel POP! Vinyls in your collection, we’ve got two more for you to think about! Joining the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ line this fall is alien rock warrior Korg! He is expected to be a standard release at retail, and hopefully won’t be too hard to find. This next one though is a completely different story! This week Funko announced an all new Disney Parks exclusive golden POP! Vinyl of The Collector from ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’! This new Golden Collector POP! Vinyl is based on the statue of the character outside of the new ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ ride in Disney Land. This will be releasing exclusively at Disney parks on September 23rd in an incredibly limited batch, so don’t delay if you’re in the area and want to try and snag one!
This week the team at Funko really decided to get their game on with a number of new video game themed POP! Vinyls! We’ve got newly announced full waves based on fan-favorite game series like ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’, ‘Crash Bandicoot’, and ‘Mortal Kombat’!
For ‘Marvel vs. Capcom‘ we have a series of POP! 2-packs including Captain Marvel vs Chun-Li, Rocket Raccoon vs. Mega-Man X, Gamora vs. Stryder, and Ultron vs. Sigma! There are also alternate color variants of each set available as retailer exclusives at stores like Gamestop, Hot Topic, FYE, and Toys R Us!
From ‘Crash Bandicoot‘, we have Crash himself, plus a number of variants of our heroic lead including a chase variant and a bunch of retailer exclusives! Rounding out the set is the villainous Dr. Neo Cortex!
Finally, we have the long rumored wave of ‘Mortal Kombat‘ POP! Vinyls, which is comprised of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Kitana, and Raiden. Sub-Zero has a chase variant, Scorpion has a Hot Topic exclusive Unmasked variant, and at Gamestop you’ll find an exclusive 6″ Super Sized POP! Vinyl of Goro, as well as a Scorpion with Sub-Zero variant 2-pack!
Enter The Grid
Last week we got our first look at new ‘TRON’ merchandise from Funko in the form of Dorbz, but this week they’re answering our prayers with a small series of POP! Vinyls based on the cult classic film! The only figures in this wave are TRON and SARK, although both are set to Glow In The Dark and each will have a slightly fancier Glow In The Dark chase variant when they release this December!
It’s time for an all new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the fan favorite ‘Rick & Morty’ animated series! This is the 3rd wave of POP! Vinyls based on the show, and it finally brings us key characters like Jerry, Summer, and Beth! Plus Scary Terry and Lawyer Morty! These are due out 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!