Hello yet again and welcome back 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! If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve managed to survive the infamous Black Friday and hopefully come out on the other side of it with some awesome pickups and deals! This week the holiday season really kicked off, as things have been relatively quiet on the announcements front, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some cool new stuff from our friends at Diamond Select, Funko, Mezco, and more! Don’t miss out on all of the awesome we’ve got in store for you in the toy news for the week of November 28th, 2017!

Gone But Not Forgotten

Kicking things off this week we have some official confirmations from DC Collectibles regarding some recently rumored collectible cancellations that we mentioned in previous weeks! The team at TNI has confirmed with DC that both the DC Designer Series ‘DC Bombshells’ figures of Supergirl and Bumblebee, as well as the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Jokermobile, are officially cancelled and unlikely to ever see release.

Luckily for fans of these lines, DC also confirmed that while these particular items were cancelled, neither the ‘DC Bombshells’ line or the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ line are done quite yet! Both lines are expected to see more new releases announced soon.

Coming Soon From Diamond Select Toys

While we are just getting into the cold of winter, our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are thinking way ahead to the beginning of next summer with a number of newly solicited items that are planned for release in May 2018! There’s lot’s of awesome new collectibles from some of our favorite brands like ‘Supergirl’, ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, ‘Black Panther’ and more! Check out the full solicitations below!


A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to play with Clay! One of Batman’s most formidable foes, Clayface is now an oversized bust in the Batman The Animated Series bust series! With one hand shaped into a massive mace, Clayface is ready to take on Batman in this approximately 7″ sculpture. Posed atop a pedestal based on the art-deco architecture of Gotham City, this bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a numbered full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $59.99


A Diamond Select Toys release! Unite the League! The heart of the Justice League team has arrived, completing the DC Gallery movie line-up! Wonder Woman slides into action in a scene straight from the movie, gliding across the floor on her knees, ready to take out an opponent with her sword. This 9-inch scale PVC Diorama measures approximately 7 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $45.00


A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest, highly anticipated Black Panther movie comes this Marvel Gallery PVC of T’Challa himself! The Black Panther is ready to pounce on anyone who invades Wakanda in this brand-new sculpt based on the new movie, and is in the same 9-inch scale as the other figures in the Marvel Gallery line. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $45.00


A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware the Widow’s Sting! Former Russian spy and current core Avenger the Black Widow unleashes her sting at an opponent in this dynamic PVC sculpture. Crouched on a Black Widow logo, Natasha Romanoff measures approximately 6 inches tall, and is in scale to all 9-inch scale Gallery and Femme Fatales PVCs. Figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $45.00


A Diamond Select Toys release! Cable is coming! The time-traveling mutant son of Cyclops is in our time, ready for his big-screen debut! Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this 12-inch scale statue features a massive weapon and can be displayed on its own or in conjunction with the previously offered Deadpool statue to form a larger diorama! The next release, Domino will complete the diorama! Limited ot only 3,000 pieces, this statue resin statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a numbered, full-color box. Hand sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $150.00


A Diamond Select Toys release! The Girl of Steel is now part of the DC Gallery! Running into action, Supergirl is ready for battle in this approximately 9″ sculpture based on the popular CW TV series. With the likeness of Melissa Benoist and a show-accurate costume, Supergirl stands on a base inspired by her cousin Clark’s Fortress of Solitude. This dynamic PVC sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $45.00


A Diamond Select Toys release! The Vinimates line is getting more super by the day! These 4-inch vinyl figures are based on the popular CW TV show Supergirl. Sculpted in a block-figure style, Supergirl and Manhunter strike triumphant poses inspired by the show, and come packed in full-color window boxes. Also available: Flash, Reverse Flash and Captain Cold!
In Shops: May 30, 2018
SRP: $9.99


Mezco Is Living DeLarge

If you’re a fan of cult classics, this next one is right up your alley! The team at Mezco has revealed the latest figure in their line of stylized horror icons with their all new Alex DeLarge figure from ‘A Clockwork Orange’! This figure stands around 6″ tall and features 12 points of articulation for dynamic posing in your display! You can preorder Alex DeLarge now through Mezco’s website, with an anticipated release window somewhere between April and June of 2018! The best part? Alex is only going to set you back around $25! Check out the full release from Mezco below!

Direct from the groundbreaking cult classic A Clockwork Orange is Alex, leader of the Droogs.   

The latest character addition to Mezco’s signature super-deformed style, Alex is presented in his now iconic white outfit with eyeball cufflinks, suspenders and athletic protector. Also sporting his trade mark bowler hat, walking cane. Of course Alex has eye liner and his sinister smirk as well.

Standing approximately 6″ tall the A Clockwork Orange Stylized Figure has 12 points of articulation, allowing for a variety of dynamic poses.


Daddys Home

With a new ‘Star Wars’ movie just weeks from releases, it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone to see new ‘Star Wars’ figures coming our way from the team at Hot Toys! What is surprising though, is that their latest ‘Star Wars’ offering isn’t from the new film ‘The Last Jedi’, but rather from the second film ever made in the series (and technically the 5th if we are going by episodic order), ‘The Empire Strikes Back’! The latest 1:6th scale ‘Star Wars’ figure heading our way from Hot Toys is their all new ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ version of The Emperor’s right hand and dark lord of the Sith himself,Darth Vader! This new version of Darth Vader features an updated sculpt, an LED light-up Lightsaber, a special ‘Cloud City’ display base, and more! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!

Star Wars: EP5 The Empire Strikes Back – 1/6th scale Darth Vader

“It is useless to resist.” – Darth Vader In Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader attempted to convert Luke Skywalker to the dark side by luring the young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker… Now Hot Toys is very excited to explore this iconic and memorable scene from the cinematic masterpiece and officially introduce the 1/6th scale Darth Vader collectible figure from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

The movie-accurate collectible figure features a newly crafted Darth Vader helmet with detachable outer helmet to reveal the back of Lord Vader’s battle damaged head, all-new body armor and sophisticatedly tailored leather-like body suit, LED light-up chest panel and belt boxes, an LED light-up lightsaber, a variety of interchangeable hands of Darth Vader’s iconic poses, and a Cloud City theme diorama figure base with light-up function! Search your feelings… you know you want this for your Hot Toys Star Wars collection! Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 1/6th scale Darth Vader collectible figure will be firstly available at the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Official Shop by Hot Toys in Japan for pre-order, it is also available in selected markets. Check with your local distributor for details.

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!

Winner Take All

If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics and mobile gaming, this week Funko has a special treat in store for you! They’ve revealed a whole new series of POP! Vinyls based on the hit mobile game ‘Marvel: Contest of Champions’ which gives us a unique blend of new takes on our favorite comic characters plus a few wholly original characters with the potential to become our new favorites! The upcoming wave of POP! Vinyls based on the game include characters like Civil Warrior, Guillotine, King Groot, Venompool, and a 6″ Super Sized POP! of Howard The Duck! There will also be retailer exclusive versions of Civil Warrior (Hot Topic, Green/Gold color scheme), King Groot (Target, Glow In The Dark), Venompool (Gamestop, W/Cellphone) and a special exclusive figure of Punisher 2099 (Walgreens)! These are expected to start hitting stores later this winter.

War Games

One series from the previous generation of  gaming that fans have been clamoring to see come back is Sony’s ‘God of War’ franchise. Their prayers have finally been answered with an all new ‘God of War’ game coming our way soon, and a it’s bringing a whole new wave of ‘God of War’ POP! Vinyls along with it! The new wave of ‘God of War’ POP! Vinyl’s are expected to hit stores later this winter and include Kratos, Atreus, Fire Troll, and Draugr!

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!