The Fall season has arrived and we’re falling in 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! With the new fall season comes a ton of awesome new products just in time for the holidays that are just around the corner! This week is pretty packed with awesome new goodies from our friends at Quantum Mechanix, Hot Toys, McFarlane Toys and more! We’ve got ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Justice League’, plus ‘Rick and Morty’ and more! There’s plenty for everyone to see in the toy news for the week of November 7th, 2017!
DC Bombshells Blew It?
While the DC Collectibles Designer Series line has overall proven successful, it appears that the ‘DC Bombshells’ action figures may have been a misfire! While DC Collectibles hasn’t commented or announced anything themselves, according to TNI Diamond Distributors has listed the two latest figures in the series as ‘Cancelled’! Considering just how many other figures we have seen cancelled from DC Collectibles lately, it sadly seems likely that the upcoming DC Bombshells Bumblebee and Supergirl action figures will never see the light of day on the mass market. We will be sure to keep you posted if anything changes regarding these, but I wouldn’t hold your breath too long!
Disney’s Toybox Goes To ‘Infinity’ And Beyond!
Earlier this year Disney unceremoniously ended it’s foray into the action-figure-video-game market when they put an end to their massive online game and toyline, ‘Disney Infinity’ and shuttered the studio behind it. Still, there are a number of collectors out there who are still sad that the game is over, and that they can no longer use all of the figures they’ve collected the last few years to play online with their friends. But one of the most unique parts of the game, the stylized character designs that brought the worlds of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars together in one shared universe, has found a way to live on!
This past week Disney launched an all-new line of Disney Store exclusive 4″ action figures dubbed the ‘Toybox’ line! The in-game worlds in ‘Disney Infinity’ were all part of ‘The Toybox’, so it’s fitting that this new line of figures that lifts the stylized character designs from the game should share the same name. These new figures are 4″ scale, fully articulated, and are from a variety of franchises that fall under the ‘Star Wars’, ‘Marvel’, and ‘Pixar’ brands! The first few figures have already begun hitting Disney Stores and are available online now, including Iron Man, Thor, Rey, Kylo Ren, Buzz Lightyear, and more! Plus there are a number of additional figures alluded to in a teaser image released by Disney so there are going to be plenty to look forward to adding to your collection! Each Disney Toybox figure retails for approximately $12.95.
He’s one of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise’s most iconic villains, and now thanks to the team at Quantum Mechanix Khan Noonien Singh is coming to your collection in glorious 1:6th scale! The all-new 1:6th scale Khan figure is based on his appearance in ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ episode ‘Space Seed’, where Khan made his first appearance! Khan is set to come with a crushed phaser, an engineering Rod, a slew of interchangeable hands and more! Check out the full release from QMX below!
Captain Kirk’s arch nemesis joins the Quantum Mechanix line of 1:6 scale collectible figures from Star Trek™: The Original Series (TOS). Khan Noonien Singh from the classic episode “Space Seed” was the genetically-engineered superhuman that nearly took over Earth in the late 20th century. This figure represents Khan in his red military uniform worn as he tried to take command of the Enterprise in the 23rd century.
Standing approximately 12 inches tall, every element, from the gold collar insignia to his custom black boots, is authentically reproduced. The original portrait sculpt of Ricardo Montalban as Khan has an authentic, hand-painted likeness.
The QMx Khan 1:6 Scale Articulated Figure includes:
Fully Articulated Body: More than 30 points of articulation allow the figure to be displayed in multiple dynamic poses, approximately 30 cm tall.
Realistic Portrait: An authentic likeness of Montalban as Khan is specially hand-painted.
Red Military Jumpsuit: Meticulously researched, this jumpsuit matches the pattern, fabric, and color of the original costume. The gold accents are exact replicas of the original pieces.
Boots: Using leather-like material cut in the original style of the footwear worn in Star Trek™: TOS.
For details on the equipment and multiple hands that come with Khan, please click on the Accessories tab.
This fine collectible figure is a perfect rendition of everyone’s favorite despotic superhuman and a great addition to your Star Trek™ 1:6-scale figure collection.
Khan battled Kirk for control of the Enterprise and the chosen accessories played a part in that iconic fight:
- Crushed Phaser: Using his super-strength Khan took Kirk’s phaser and crushed it using his bare hands.
- Engineering Rod: Kirk was only able to get the better of Khan by beating him with this rod pulled from the engineering console.
- Star Trek Delta Symbol Display Base: A custom display base featuring the familiar Star Trek delta symbol will hold up the figure and allow more extreme poses.
- Specialty hands are included for crushing the phaser and holding the engineering rod.
How Can You Resist These Pearls?
The team at McFarlane have unveiled yet another new figure in their upcoming 7″ scale ‘Stranger Things’ figure line! We’ve already seen Eleven and Hopper, but now the latest figure to be revealed is no other than Dustin!
This new Dustin figure is set to be based on his appearance in Season One of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ and features 12+ points of articulation! It features a likeness of actor Gaten Matarazzo and includes alternative hands, a radio, and a removable compass!
In addition to Dustin, McFarlane has also debuted new images of their upcoming figures of Eleven and Chief Hopper, which you can check out below!
The Scarlet Speedster Comes To 1:6th Scale
Our first ever live-action adaptation of ‘Justice League’ is just a few weeks away from release! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the team at Hot Toys is getting in on the action with an all-new 1:6th scale figure of the fastest man alive, The Flash! Based on his appearance in the upcoming live-action ‘Justice League’ film, this all-new 1:6th scale The Flash figure includes a number of alternative hands, a batarang, four lightning effects and a special figure stand! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!
Justice League – 1/6th scale The Flash Collectible Figure
“Stop right there. I’m in.” Gaining tremendous popularity in The Flash television series, the character has become widely popular worldwide in recent years. Best known for his superpower of the “Speed Force” that enables The Flash to move in an incredible speed and generate bolts of lightning, a lot of fans can’t wait to see the fastest DC Comics superhero in the forthcoming movie Justice League. This time, recruited by Bruce Wayne to the Justice League, Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash, will be fighting along with other greatest superhero to stop the devastation from their new villain.
Joining the league in the upcoming blockbuster Justice League by DC Comics, Hot Toys is thrilled to bring to you the 1/6th scale The Flash collectible figure prior to the movie release! Based on the image of Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen in Justice League, the figure is sophisticatedly crafted featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt, a beautifully designed burgundy colored Flash suit with red and gold armor plates and silver lines, an array of accessories including a Batarang, four lightning effects, and a Justice League-themed figure stand. How cool would it be to own the 1/6th The Flash collectible figure along with other Justice League line-up! Pre-order now before it’s gone!
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!
A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away…
STAR WARS! Well, that isn’t entirely true, because it didn’t happen a long time ago, it’s happening later this month! This November Funko has a number of awesome new Star Wars items coming our way straight out of the original trilogy!
First up is an all-new Leia Organa with Speederbike POP! Rides! To make things even cooler, there is even a chase variant featuring Luke Skywalker instead of Leia, which means we can expect a real chase for once if you want to actually add one to your collection when they release this November!
Funko is also ringing in the holiday season with a late November release of a new series of Walmart exclusive ‘Star Wars: Movie Moments’ that recreate some of your favorite iconic movie scenes in POP! Vinyl form! Releasing later this month only at Walmart are Luke and Leia in the Trash Compactor, Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi Death Star Duel, R2-D2 and C-3PO Escape Pod Landing, and Han Solo with Greedo Cantina Faceoff!
We got our first taste of ‘The Tick’ as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive glow-in-the-dark POP! Vinyl but after months of waiting, Funko is finally going to please their eager fans with a standard release of The Tick at mass retail! This new ‘The Tick’ POP! Vinyl is based on his appearance in his currently airing live-action series on Amazon Prime. Here’s hoping we see more characters from the show like Arthur, The Terror, and more! The Tick his stores this December!
Back To The Hellmouth!
It’s been twenty-five years since the series premiered, and now ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ is back with an all-new series of POP! Vinyls from Funko! We’ve actually had a series of these before, but it was several years ago and was missing quite a few key characters, which Funko looks to be rectifying this January with an all-new 25th Anniversary wave that includes Buffy (Prom Press), Giles, Faith, Dark Willow, and Xander (who has an ‘Eye-Patch’ chase variant)! These should be out just in time for the new year, so pull a Xander and keep an eye out for them!
“We’re Toys Again Morty!”
Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ is undoubtedly one of the most popular shows of the last decade, so it should come as no surprise that Funko has even more ‘Rick and Morty’ collectibles on the way! First up is an all-new figure 2-pack in their new ‘Vynl’ line containing the titular pair for the first time in this form in January!
If those aren’t enough, then we hope you’ve been saving your pocket change because Funko has prepared a whole new series of their blind-bagged Pint Size Heroes based on the series too! The new Pint Size Heroes will include all of your favorite characters, including special retailer exclusives at a number of major retailers like Hot Topic (Scary Terry, Cyber Rick, Cyber Morty), Target (Anthrica, Western Rick, Western Morty), and ToysRUs (Morty Jr., Zeep Xanflorp, and Gold Mr. Meeseeks)! These new blind bags are set to hit stores this December!
Dance Your Cares Away!
This December, Funko is heading down to Fraggle Rock! A whole new wave of POP! Vinyls is coming our way based on the classic Jim Henson series that includes fan favorites like Boober, Gobo, Red, Wembley, and Mokey! Each figure also comes with a Mini-POP! of a Doozer! There will also be retailer exclusives like Flocked Red (BooksAMillion) and Sprocket (ToysRUs) when these release this holiday season!
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!