It’s been a little while, but we’re back with an all-new Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on 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 know you missed us this past week, but we’ve been keeping as busy as ever! Even though we took the week off, toy news certainly didn’t, so this week is jam-packed full of good stuff from a number of our favorite companies like NECA, Diamond Select, Hasbro, and more! We’ve got new ‘Star Wars’, a better look at new ‘Pacific Rim’, and whole new lines of figures based on some top brands like ‘Disney Afternoon’ and even ‘James Bond 007’! There’s so much awesome stuff to see in the toy news for the week of October 17, 2017!

DST Re-Cancels The Apocalypse!

While we already saw these in our recent interview with Zach Oat, Diamond Select Toys has released some official images of their upcoming figures for ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’! We’ve got a closer look at three of the upcoming Jaeger’s from the film including Gipsey Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, and Saber Athena! Also announced but not shown are the Jaegers Titan Redeemer and Guardian Bravo. So far this line is certainly shaping up to be a “must have” for a lot of collectors! Here’s hoping we get to see a closer look at some upcoming Kaiju figures soon!


New From NECA

The team at NECA is pulling out all the stops with a few new announcements this week including a new license, new waves of figures for an existing license, and some fantastic new one-off items that are going to have horror fans in a tizzy!

First up is the big reveal that NECA has obtained the ‘Crash Bandicoot’ license! While he was massively popular in the 90’s, for a while there the once iconic video game icon had fallen out of the spotlight and was seemingly put out to pasture. Now Crash is celebrating a return to the forefront of gaming with a huge reassurance of popularity thanks to an HD remake of the original ‘Crash Bandicoot’ games. With NECA having obtained the license, it’s probably safe to say we can expect some fantastic new ‘Crash Bandicoot’ figures and collectibles in the near future!

Next up we’ve got an update for a whole second series of figures in NECA’s recently released ‘Blade Runner 2049’ line! Much like the first wave, Series 2 of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ from NECA will be comprised of two figures. Figures planned for this second wave include Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) and Luv (Sylvia Hoeks). Each figure stands around 7″ tall and features highly detailed fully articulated sculpts. These two don’t hit theaters until January 2018, but you can check the movie their from out right now as ‘Blade Runner 2049’ recently hit theaters!

And finally, while the holiday itself may have been this past week, NECA has big plans for ‘Friday The 13th’! On the infamous holiday last Friday they announced an all-new 7″ scale ‘ Friday The 13th Part 2 Ultimate Jason Voorhees’ figure! This film featured the first appearance of adult Jason and is known for being the only ‘Friday The 13th’ film featuring Jason without his iconic hockey mask (which he obtained at the beginning of ‘Part 3’), as Jason wears a burlap sack over his head for the duration of this film. NECA has released a teaser image of his packaging but has yet to show the figure or give any release date information for him beyond vaguely sometime in 2018.

If an all-new Jason figure isn’t enough for horror fanatics, NECA also announced the new ‘Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees Accessory Pack’! With this new set you’ll be able to spice up your ‘Friday The 13th’ display with a ton of new accessories including a ‘Camp Crystal Lake’ sign, a 7″ long Dock base, and a rock with chain display base so you can even create the infamous ‘floating’ Jason look as if he were at the bottom of the lake! Sadly, Jason is not included here, so you’ll have to pick up one of the various versions NECA has released over the years to truly take advantage of this set! Still, it’s an awesome add-on for ‘Friday The 13th’ fans! The ‘Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees Accessory Pack’ is set to release in February 2018.


DC Solicits New Batman Line And More!

Our friends at DC Collectibles have announced a number of solicitations for next summer and things are looking hot! Aside from the previously announced ‘Artists Alley’ designer vinyls, DC Collectibles has announced several new statues, a life-sized prop replica of The Joker’s Cane, and a whole new series of action figures that bring a wild new interpretation of the long-running ‘Batman: Black & White’ line! Check out the full solicitations below!


Batman Black & White Action Figures:

Wave 1 – Batman from BATMAN: HUSH by Jim Lee, Batman from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY by Greg Capullo; First Appearance Batman from DETECTIVE COMICS #27 by Bob Kane
MSRP: $30.00
Scale: 1:11/6.75’’

DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyls:

Wave 1: Chris Uminga – Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman
MSRP: $40.00
Scale: 1:11/6.75’’

DC Designer Series Statues: Metal Batman by Greg Capullo

MSRP: $150.00
Scale: 1:6/12’’

DC Gallery The Joker Cane Prop

MSRP: $125.00
Scale: Life-size/42.5’’


Harley Quinn: Red, White & Black Statues: Harley Quinn by Jae Lee

MSRP: $80.00
Scale: 1:10/7.5’’



“Just Breathe”

We’re just a few weeks away from the theatrical release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and the hype train is picking up serious speed! This week the team at Hot Toys has unveiled their all-new ‘The Last Jedi’ 1:6th scale ‘Training Gear’ Rey figure! The new figure features our series heroine all dressed up and ready to train with the original trilogy’s Luke Skywalker! This new 1:6th scale Training Gear Rey includes a number of interchangeable hands, Rey’s Lightsaber, pistol, and Quarterstaff, plus a special display stand and even a few Porgs! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 1/6th scale Rey (Jedi Training)

 “I need someone to show me my place in all this.” – Rey At long last, Rey has found Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Master in the galaxy. Hoping to find a hero of legend, she must unlearn what she has learned as Skywalker challenges her expectations in order to learn the ways of the Force. Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially introduce the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of many fans’ beloved heroine of the trilogy – Rey!

The highly-accurate Rey (Jedi Training) collectible figure is specially crafted based on her appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It features a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored outfit, a LED light-up lightsaber, an interchangeable lightsaber blade emulating the weapon in motion, Rey’s signature quarterstaff, a blaster, and a specially designed character theme figure stand! Porg the avians, the inquisitive creature that exists in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island are also included as a special bonus accessory. The new Rey 1/6th scale collectible figure by Hot Toys will definitely be an excellent addition to your collection!


A Whole New Breed

In a completely unexpected move, the team at ThreeZero have announced that they’ve obtained the license to the 1995 science fiction thriller ‘Species’! The first figure fans can look forward to is a beautifully sculpted 1:6th scale Sil figure! This figure masterfully recreates the original Sil creature design made by H.R. Geiger for the fan favorite film. Check out the full release info from ThreeZero below!

1/6th Scale ‘Species’ Sil  Collectible Figure

1/6th scale Species Sil collectible figure is available for pre-order at for limited time starting from now for 230USD/1790HKD with Worldwide Shipping included in the price. All Species Sil collectible figures purchased at our online store will be coming with free three zero t-shirts with threezero Horror Movie Heritage print. Please choose your preferred color and size during the purchase.

1/6th scale Species Sil Articulated Collectible Figure features Original Body Uniquely crafted to replicate the Alien Character design created by Legendary H.R. Giger for the original Species movie and Stands approximately 13.7”(~35cm) tall; Soft translucent PVC Dermis on the Torso, Arms and Legs; Strong Attention to Details including Textured Interior-Skeleton; and comes with Stylized Stand. 1/6th scale Species Sil Collectible Figure details: Articulated collectible figure stands approximately 13.7” (35cm) tall; Featuring Original Body Uniquely crafted to replicate the Alien Character as seen in the 1995 Species movie; Soft translucent PVC Dermis on the Torso, Arms and Legs; Strong attention to Detail including Textured Interior-Skeleton; Realistic paint application to highlight all the Details of the Exterior Skin and Thorns; Figure includes a Stylized Stand. * Final product may vary from prototype images.


Star Wars Is Back In ‘Black’

Hasbro has announced several new figures in it’s highly popular 6″ scale ‘Star Wars: The Black Series’ line! While several of these are still “pending licenser approval’, fans can start getting excited about a number of new figures that are coming our way from all different sections of a galaxy far far away! If you’re into the modern ‘Star Wars’ films, you’ll be excited to hear we’re getting another new Rey figure, plus our first figure of DJ! If the classic trilogy is more your thing, we’ve got Bounty Hunters 4-Lom and Dengar on the way, plus a new version of Lando in his disguise from ‘Return Of The Jedi’! There are no release dates set for these figures yet.

Mighty Muggs Make A Comeback

In an announcement that surprised literally everyone (except maybe those who work there), the team at Hasbro has announced the return of the ‘Mighty Muggs’ line! The line first launched around a decade ago and sold strongly for a while before sort of fading into obscurity. Now they’re back with a slightly new style and scale, and a brand new twist (literally)! The new Hasbro Mighty Muggs will feature a new “push and turn” feature that allows you to change the characters facial expression, which is a unique new addition to the fondly remembered line of stylized figures. These figures are set to hit stores in January 2018 and so far there have been waves announce for both ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Marvel’ brands. Check out a sneak peek below!

Star Wars


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!

The Man With The Golden Pop

He’s one of the most iconic characters in pop culture history, and now he’s coming to you Funko POP! Collection! That’s right, MI6’s number one secret agent James Bond is getting his own series of POP! Vinyls! With a film franchise spanning twenty-five movies, we’re getting a healthy variety of characters and even our titular hero from across the series history! We’ve got Agent 007 James Bond from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (Roger Moore, Black Jacket) and from ‘Goldfinger’ (Sean Connery, White Jacket), plus retailer exclusive versions like ‘Octopussy’ (Roger Moore, White Jacket) at Barnes & Noble and ‘Dr.No’ (Sean Connery, Black Jacket) at ToysRUs! Fans of the series can also look forward to Blofield, Jaws, The Golden Girl, and Oddjob (who has a Target exclusive ‘Hat Throwing’ variant) joining their POP! collections when these release in December!

Telltale Guardians Are Ready To Rock

The team at Telltale Games are renowned for being able to give gamers a powerful character driven video game experience, and their latest efforts with the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ series is a perfect example of that! The game gives a distinctly unique new spin on the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ characters we know and love, telling a story that is based neither in the movies or the comics but one that is still easily identifiable as feeling like a true ‘Guardians’ adventure. Now they’re teaming up with Funko to bring this new version of the Guardians Of The Galaxy to life in your POP! Collection! While they haven’t announced a complete set of all your favorite heroes yet, Funko has announced new POP! Vinyls of Gamora and Hala The Accuser are coming our way this December! We’re also getting a 2-Pack of Rocket Raccoon with Lylla (his lady friend who happens to be an Otter!) just in time for the holiday season! Hopefully, we will see some announcements with the rest of the gang and maybe some more villains soon!

A Whole New World Of POP! Vinyls

Make way, here he comes! Ring bells! Bang the drums! Are you gonna love this guy! It’s Aladdin, and he’s finally making his way into the world of POP! Vinyls! Years after the release of fan favorites like The Genie, Jasmine, and even Jafar, Funko is finally releasing a whole new wave of Aladdin POP! Vinyls and bringing our titular hero and more of his friends into the world of POP!s. The new wave includes Aladdin, Abu, Rajah, Princess Jasmine (Red Outfit), and Red Genie Jafar (who has a glow-in-the-dark chase variant!). Beyond the standard releases, there are also several retailer exclusives like Flocked Rajah (Books-A-Million), Red Glitter Jasmine (Barnes & Noble), and Flocked Abu (Hot Topic) that are all set to hit stores this December!

More Vynl On The Rise

Funko’s newest line, Vynl, is going to see some new additions this winter! If you’re new to Vynl (which most people are), it’s a new series of 4″ Vinyl figures that are available only in 2-packs (because there’s no “I” in Vynl!) so that you always get a fun new pair for your collection! The latest Vynl sets to hit the market are set to be based on a number of different properties like ‘It’, ‘Thundercats’ and ‘DC Comics’!

From the recent horror hit ‘It’, we’ve got a 2-pack of Pennywise and Georgie, which is ominously creepy! ‘Thundercats’ fans can look forward to adding Panthro and Cheetara to their collection (which hopefully already includes Lion-O and Mumm-Ra that were recently NYCC exclusive!), while DC Comics fans can expect a new 2-pack of Darkseid with Martian Manhunter! Funko’s Vynl line is quickly growing, and a fanbase for it is growing right along with it! As long as Funko keeps up with making new items, their rabid fanbase will always be hungry for more.

Matt From Accounting’s Got A New Ride

In recent months, Funko has been breathing new life into their ‘Star Wars’ POP! Vinyls line by releasing ‘Deluxe’ edition POP! Vinyls featuring some of your favorite characters seated in their iconic vehicles! We’ve had a number of cool new additions to this set so far, and the latest to join the line is set to be Kylo Ren with his unique Tie-Fighter! Kylo in his Tie-Fighter is set to hit shelves this November!

Disney Afternoon Is Back!

In the mid-90’s there were few things cooler than the Disney Afternoon animation block! It gave life to a number of now iconic new cartoons that a whole generation fondly remembers as the best of the best including ‘Darkwing Duck’, ‘Talespin’, ‘Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers’, and ‘Ducktales’! These action-packed adventures are now coming home to your toy shelves with a new line of Disney Afternoon Action Figures from the team at Funko! The first wave of figures is set to include Darkwing Duck (as well as a Black/White chase variant) from the series of the same name, Baloo from ‘Talespin’, Scrooge McDuck from ‘Duck Tales’, and Chip and Dale (and Zipper, who is packaged with Dale) from ‘Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers’! These are set to hit the shelves in November, so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks!

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!