Here we are once more with a jam packed 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! We are just over a week away from New York Comic Con 2017, the biggest East Coast convention of the year! This week we’ve got some awesome new exclusives being announced, plus a ton of solicitations for Spring 2018 from some of our favorite companies like Diamond Select Toys, DC Collectibles, NECA, and more! There’s so much you won’t want to miss in the Toy News for the week of September 26th, 2017!
DST Spring 2018 Solicits
We may just be entering the Fall season, but the team at Diamond Select Toys is already looking way ahead to Spring 2018 with a whole new batch of solicitations! They’re showing off a bunch of new DC Comics based Vinimates, plus new ‘Ghostbusters’ and Deadpool collectibles! To top it off, they’re already announcing their ‘Free Comic Book Day’ exclusives (even if they aren’t showing them yet) which are already sounding like “must have” items! Check out the full releases from Diamond Select Toys below!
MARVEL PREMIER COLL DEADPOOL STATUE
A Diamond Select Release! He’s the best there is at what he does, which is why he gets paid the big bucks to do it! The Merc with a Mouth joins the Marvel Premier Collection with this approximately 12″ scale statue depicting the whacked-out warrior toting a pair of katana swords and pointing a deadly finger-gun. Join him together with upcoming statues of Cable and Domino to create a larger scene! Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this high-end statue comes packaged with a Certificate of Authenticity in a full-color window box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! In Shops: Mar 28, 2018 SRP: $150.00
GHOSTBUSTERS 2 SELECT AF SERIES 7 ASST
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghostbusters have seen stuff that will turn you white, and now it’s time to turn your friends green… with envy! The 7th series of Ghostbusters Select action figures continues DST’s line of new sculpts based on Ghostbusters 2, with highly accurate renditions of Slime-Blower Winston Zeddemore, Grey Outfit Egon Spengler and the specialty-exclusive, never-before-made Janosz Poha, museum curator and servant of Vigo! Each 7-inch scale figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, plus character=appropriate accessories. Plus, only at comic shops and specialty stores, each figure comes with a piece of the Ghostbusters firehouse diorama! Collecct all 15 figures in Series 6-10 to build the front doors and sign of the ‘Busters’ HQ! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! In Shops: Mar 28, 2018 SRP: $24.99
DC ARKHAM ASYLUM VG VINIMATES
A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest DC Vinimates are crazy awesome! Ripped from the screen of the popular Arkham Asylum video game series, the next three vinyl figures in the DC Vinimates line are Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn! Each 4-inch character wears their distinctive Arkham Asylum outfit, and each strikes a distinctive pose from the game. Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with game artwork. In Shops: Mar 28, 2018 SRP: $9.99
DC GALLERY JLA TAS FLASH PVC FIGURE
A Diamond Select Toys release! Still working on your Gallery? Speed up your Justice League PVC collection with this DC Gallery diorama of The Flash! Joining Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, Wally West tears into town in this dynamic sculpture, depicting the hero screeching to a halt just in time to strike a pose on your display shelf. Sculpted in approximately 9″ scale, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! In Shops: Mar 28, 2018 SRP: $45.00
FCBD DC BATGIRL & NIGHTWING COMIC VINIMATE 2PK (No Image Available)
A fan-favorite dynamic duo – Nightwing and Batgirl – swing into action with this new comic-based DC Vinimates release that’s exclusive to Free Comic Book Day 2018! These 4″ tall vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style, each striking an iconic pose straight from the comics. This Vinimate 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color box. In Shops: N/A SRP: $19.99
FCBD MARVEL GALLERY PVC DIORAMA (No Image Available)
Information on this Free Comic Book Day 2018 exclusive Marvel Gallery diorama will be revealed on March 3rd. In Shops: N/A SRP: $45.00
MARVEL DEADPOOL V2 8IN RETRO AF SET
A Diamond Select Toys release! The World’s Greatest Merc with a Mouth is going back in time again! Due to the incredible popularity of his first Retro Cloth set, DST is dressing DP up in three new outfits for his second set! A modern Marvel NOW-style Deadpool comes packaged in a 1970s-style window box, but he also comes packed with two more interchangeable outfits: his black-on-red Weapon X look and an authentic pirate costume, for swashbuckling adventures and rare variant covers! Yes, his clothes come off! This retro set comes packaged on display-ready tray packaging, for store or home exhibition. In Shops: Mar 28, 2018 SRP: $80.00
Spring Into New DC Collectibles
Much like our friends at DST, the good people over at DC Collectibles are getting prepped for Spring with a smorgasbord of awesome new items that you aren’t going to want to pass up on! We’ve got a number of new statues, plus the highly anticipated ‘Jokermobile’ from ‘Batman: The Animated Series! Check out the full solicitations from DC Collectibles below!
DC DESIGNER SERIES BATMAN BY MIKE MIGNOLA STATUE
Designed by MIKE MIGNOLA
Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Based on legendary artist Mike Mignola’s popular 1:10 scale BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statue comes this 1:6 scale poly-resin DC DESIGNER SERIES BATMAN statue in full color.
Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 13.15 inches Tall $150.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2018
DC BOMBSHELLS GREEN LANTERN JESSICA CRUZ STATUE
Designed by ANT LUCIA
Sculpted by TIM MILLER
Green Lantern Jessica Cruz is here to protect and defend in this DC BOMBSHELLS statue as a retro-chic galactic policewoman, complete with traffic light, cones, handcuffs and stop sign. Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 11.00 inches Tall $125.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2018
HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK BY BABS TARR STATUE
Designed by BABS TARR
Sculpted by IRENE MATAR
Based on Babs Tarr’s HARLEY QUINN #1 variant cover comes this exciting statue of the Clown Princess of Crime. Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 8.35 inches Tall $80.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2018
BATMAN VS. THE JOKER LAFF-CO BATTLE STATUE
The ultimate battle of good against evil comes to life with the BATMAN VS. THE JOKER LAFF-CO BATTLE STATUE. The Caped Crusader and the Crown Prince of Crime square off on the rooftop in this premium polyresin statue. Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 13.50 inches Tall $200.00 US • On Sale MAY 2018
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES JOKERMOBILE
Every good criminal needs a getaway car and The Joker is no different. Styled after the hot rod from the award-winning Batman: The Animated Series comes the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES JOKERMOBILE. The Jokermobile fits all Batman: The Animated Series The Joker action figures and lights up to display his mischievous smile. Pair with the Batman: The Animated Series The Joker Expressions Action Figure Pack (sold separately) for the ultimate action figure experience. Measures Approximately 7.90 inches Long by 9.09 inches Tall $100.00 US • On Sale MAY 2018
DC COVER GIRLS SUPERGIRL BY JOELLE JONES STATUE
Designed by JOELLE JONES
Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS
Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones brings her unique style to the DC COVER GIRLS line with this premium polyresin SUPERGIRL statue!
Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 9.25 inches Tall $125.00 US • On Sale MAY 2018
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS STATUE
Designed and sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Jonathan Matthews has sculpted some of DC Collectibles’ most popular collectibles ever, and now he’s the first to design, sculpt and paint his own BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statue!
Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 9.20 inches Tall $80.00 US • On Sale MAY 2018
By The Power Of Super7
It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything new from Super7 on the ‘Masters Of The Universe’ front, but that’s all changing this week with the reveal of two new waves of figures! This week Super7 unveiled both a second wave of ‘Masters Of The Universe Classics’ figures, and a wave of ‘Club Grayskull’ figures (which are subscription only) and for ‘Masters Of The Universe’ fans it’s almost impossible not to get excited about new figures including Man-E-Faces, Karg, and Filmation versions of Mer-Man, Sorceress, and Tung-Lashor! Check out the full info from Super7 below.
Super7 is excited to announce the next wave of the Masters of the Universe Classics and Club Grayskull figures! The line of deluxe 7-inch action figures continues with 8 new characters that have once again been sculpted by the inimitable Four Horsemen.
The new Masters of the Universe Classics assortment includes (some accessories not shown):
MOTU CLASSICS WAVE 2
-Dylamug: The evil robotic Horde Trooper comes with Incineration Blast.
-Granita: The superhuman heroine of the Rock People arrives with her Refraction Laser at the ready.
-Karg: The ghoulish commander of Skeletor’s army comes armed with Crucia – The Dagger of Agony and a Fleshburner Laser Gun.
-Wraptrap: The cursed undead creature emerges from the eons with the Khopesh of Kartan and Necrobow.
MOTU CLUB GRAYSKULL WAVE 2
-Man-E-Faces: The redeemed member of the Heroic Warriors comes equipped with an MT-83 Laser Gun.
-Mer Man: The amphibious servant of Skeletor arrives armed with his Spear of Bakull, Sword of Rakash, and Freeze Ray Gun.
-Sorceress: The powerful protector of Eternia and the secrets of Grayskull.
-Tung Lashor: The venomous member of the Evil Horde is equipped with a Horde Issue Jet Pack.
“Dead Or Alive, I’ll be Back”
The 90’s were a weird time for comics. Marvel literally fought DC, top tier creators all quit and formed their own company, and every awesome science-fiction property from the 80’s was back in comic book form fighting each other! Most people will look back and remember ‘Alien vs. Predator’ fondly, but most of you may have overlooked the real battle royale happening over in another book that pitted man versus machine in ‘Robocop vs. Terminator’! The team at NECA hasn’t forgotten though, and this week they released new images and information for their upcoming ‘Robocop vs. Terminator’ Ultimate Future Robocop figure that releases this December! Check out the full release from NECA below!
From the 1992 Dark Horse comic book mini-series written by Frank Miller and drawn by Walt Simonson, Future RoboCop gets the “Ultimate” treatment! When fate reveals that the technology that built RoboCop will lead to the creation of Skynet, Alex Murphy must engage in time-twisting battle against both the murderous computer network and the human resistance fighters out to destroy him.
This 7” scale action figure is loaded with rockets and missiles – he’s even got a shoulder cannon machine gun that’s articulated! Ultimate Future RoboCop features over 25 points of articulation and includes an Auto 9 pistol accessory. Comes in display-friendly window box packaging with opening flap.
“Two Minutes For Hooking!”
In pop culture, there are any number of cool props and replicas that you can get your hands on from any number of the franchises you love, but few will ever be quite as cool as this next one! The team at NECA has finally released the full details and information for their highly anticipated 1:1 scale replica of Casey Jones’ Hockey Mask from the classic 1990 film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’! The mask is film accurate and is the perfect accessory for any hocketstick brandishing vigilantes who are ready to take to the streets and take justice into their own hands! Check out the full release info from NECA below!
For the first time ever, own a full-size, movie-accurate, wearable replica of Casey Jones’ mask from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie!
After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, four radical reptiles were transformed into New York City’s greatest crime-fighting quartet. Of course even the best team knows the value of a worthy ally, like former hockey player (and all-around sports enthusiast) Casey Jones.
This hand-painted and exceptionally detailed reproduction of his mask was created from careful study and examination of the movie prop. It features adjustable straps that allow you to wear it, hang on the wall or display on a mannequin head. Made of heavy-duty ABS plastic. Closed box packaging.
THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S ONLY
Shipping Date: January 2018
“Now That’s A Name I’ve Not Heard In A Long Time”
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… you get the picture. STAR WARS! The team at Sideshow have announced an awesome and unique new 1:6th scale figure that any real ‘Star Wars’ fan is going to be drooling over for sure with the new 1:6th scale Obi-Wan Kenobi! This figure is part of their new ‘Star Wars Mythos’ line, which gives us versions of characters that we’ve not seen in the films. In this case, we’re getting a masterfully crafted Obi-Wan figure based on his years living alone on Tatooine between the points we see him in during Episodes III and IV. Check out the full release info from Sideshow Toys below!
Sideshow is thrilled to introduce a return to the world of the Star Wars Mythos line, with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure.
As a series, Sideshow’s Star Wars Mythos brings new and unique story details to popular characters from the well-loved Star Wars saga, emphasizing themes of honor, hope, and adventure to portray them in a new light.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure captures the period in the Jedi’s life as envisioned prior to A New Hope, following Revenge of the Sith. He features a detailed likeness as imagined by Sideshow artists to represent an aged Ben Kenobi who has witnessed the destruction of the Jedi Order at the hands of the Empire.
Obi-Wan comes with a unique, tailored fabric costume featuring his Jedi tunic with tabards, pants, and sash, his Jedi belt, a sleeveless robe, and a nomad pack that he carries with him across the wastes of Tatooine. The figure comes with 3 sets of hands including force hands, fists, and grip hands, as well as an additional right trigger hand for a variety of action poses.
Each artifact and memento carried by Obi-Wan holds history and represents a step of his nomadic journey across Tatooine, waiting to introduce a new hope to the galaxy. The figure features Obi-Wan’s lightsaber with a removable blade, as well as Qui-Gonn Jinn and Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber hilts.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure comes equipped with a modified Tusken rifle and 2 gaffi sticks, and technology necessary for survival such as a portable moisture vaporator, a grappling hook, a droid caller, and macrobinoculars. Obi-Wan also has goggles and Clone Wars armor as remnants of his noble past.
Prepare to embark on the Mythos journey with the Obi-Wan Kenobi Sixth Scale Figure, and add to your galaxy of Star Wars collectibles today.
The Hunter Becomes The Hunted
While the movie may have been pretty terrible, ‘Alien vs. Predator: Requiem’ is certainly the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to collectors! The film itself was largely disappointing, but it gave ‘Predator’ fans a ton of cool new character and weapon designs that continue to be made into fantastic new toys for our displays, and the team at Hot Toys is going back to the well for at least one more with the new 1:6th scale Wolf Predator from ‘Alien vs. Predator: Requiem’! This figure stands a massive 13.75″ tall and comes loaded with a variety of screen accurate accessories to give you the most possible bang for your buck! Check out the full release info from Hot Toys below!
Continuing the occurrence of Alien Vs. Predator , a Predator scout ship carrying Predalien and facehuggers has crashed on Earth, causing the spawn of the chestburster in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Wolf Predator, has responded to a distress signal, travelled to Earth and planned to kill all Aliens. As the elite member of the Predator, he has proven himself as a daunting warrior and dreadful hunter with a large collection of trophies from many different species and large arsenal of weapons! He has remained one of the most popular warriors in Alien vs. Predator series among fans.
Today, Hot Toys is proud to present our highly movie-accurate 1/6th scale Wolf Predator (Heavy Weaponry) collectible figure. Masterly crafted based on Wolf Predator’s image in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, the figure features a remarkable head sculpt, a newly developed body, highly detailed costumes, extremely wide variety of weapons and accessories and a rocky ground-like diorama figure base. Display the 1/6th scale Wolf Predator (Heavy Weaponry) along with your Hot Toys’ Predator collectible figures! Don’t miss out the unique opportunity!
Titan Takes Manhattan
WEll, not necessarily Manhattan, but certainly The Javits Center! This week the team at Titan Merchandise have announced all of their New York Comic Con exclusives for this year, and they’re really all over the place! Titan has got quite a few big licenses, and they’re definitely showing off a bit with exclusives from ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and more! Check them all out below!
Titan Entertainment are extremely pleased to announce our upcoming TITANS vinyl exclusives for New York Comic Con 2017 – available at the show only from Titan Entertainment Booth #2142!
For the first time, the enigmatic Night King and one of his army’s White Walkers are available to buy as an exclusive Game of Thrones 3” TITANS twin-pack – captured with an exclusive-to-NYCC blue icy glow-in-the-dark finish and a javelin accessory, the Northern threat can be yours at Booth #2142!
It wouldn’t be the Titan booth without some Doctor Who greatness and we’re bringing a brand-new exclusive 4.5” blue-tinted glow-in-the-dark TARDIS TITAN to the show! This unique variant on our 4.5” TITAN TARDIS features classic Whovian details like the St John’s Ambulance logo.
Making his 4.5” exclusive TITAN debut at NYCC 2017 is the blood-drenched, post-torture, samurai-sword-wielding & very angry boxer Butch Coolidge – Bruce Willis’s signature character from Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction. Look out for a matching 3” version of Butch in our upcoming 3” blind-box Pulp Fiction TITANS Collection!
NYCC kicks off October – Halloween month! – and Halloween is always the time for Cartoon Network’s multi-award-winning Over The Garden Wall! You can see your lost fraternal heroes like never before with Wirt and Greg in an exclusive Snowbound 3” TITANS twin-pack, recreating the final episode of this amazing & beautiful fan favourite! Explore the Unknown with the snow-swept brothers, in the company of Greg’s mysterious singing frog, Jason Funderburker, and their all-knowing, ever-stubborn companion, Beatrice the bluebird!
And finally – it is the time of the Preacher! Seize the powers of heaven and hell with our 4.5” exclusive Jesse Custer and Bloodsoaked Cassidy TITANS! Jesse comes dressed in his classic bible-thumping preacher outfit (with Holy Bible accessory), while Cassidy is caked in blood after his airplane vampire massacre (and comes with – what else! – a whiskey bottle accessory). Each character is individually window-boxed. Look out for matching 3” versions of Jesse and Cassidy in our upcoming 3” blind-box Preacher TITANS Collection!
All of this exclusive TITANS goodness is available in very limited quantities at Titan Booth #2142 at New York Comic Con, Thurs October 5th – Sunday October 9th 2017!
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!
NYCC 2017 Exclusives: The Final Round
This week Funko has released info for their final batch of New York Comic Con 2017 exclusives, and they aren’t letting us down easy! In their final round they’ve announced new POP! Vinyls of Krombopulos Michael from ‘Rick & Morty’, plus Funko Ad Icons ‘Bone Daddy’ and a Statue of Liberty Freddy Funko! We’re also getting new Dorbz of Lucky (the ‘Lucky Charms’ cereal mascot!) and Baseball Player Freddy! These will be available exclusively at NYCC 2017!
DC Drops More BombShells
Earlier this year we saw our first series of DC Comics Bombshells joining our Funko Collection as a rousing success! Now they’re back for more with a whole second wave of DC Bombshells POP! Vinyls including fan favorite characters like Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Poison Ivy, and Batwoman! To make things even more interesting, there is a chase variant for Catwoman, plus retailer exclusives for Catwoman (BooksAMillion), Supergirl (Barnes & Noble) and Hawkgirl (Hot Topic)! If that somehow wasn’t enough for you, there will also be a Michaels Crafts exclusive holiday themed variant of the previously released DC Bombshells Wonder Woman POP! that is hitting the market alongside this wave when it releases later this year!
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!