It’s cold outside, so stay inside where it’s nice and cozy. We’ll warm you up 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! We’re midway through the holiday season and the year’s end is coming up fast! Luckily there’s lots of cool new stuff already being revealed for release early next year to tide us over as the cold comes along! We’ve got awesome new items for fans of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Justice League’, ‘The Walking Dead’, and more in the toy news for the week of December 12th, 2017!
DC Multiverse Is Ready For A Mudslide
Thanks to some new preorder listings at PaulmartStore, we’ve got some new up-close images of the new Series 7 of Mattel’s DC Multiverse line! The wave is comprised of a number of fan favorites, like DC Rebirth Superman, Batwoman, Jessica Cruz Green Lantern, DC Rebirth Two-Face, and Martian Manhunter from DC TV’s ‘Supergirl’! Each figure comes with a collect-and-connect piece to build your own massive Clayface figure!
Aside from one live-action hero with Martian Manhunter, this wave looks to be made entirely of comic book style characters; a nice change up from the last few waves that were mostly based around the ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Justice League’ film adaptations. It’s worth noting that Clayface was previously advertised as having alternative mace-hand attachments that no longer appear to be shown here. This is leading to speculation that we may see these extra parts packaged with a retailer exclusive no long after this release (much like how the ToysRUs exclusive Damian Wayne Robin included an alternative King Shark head).
Marvel Animated Continues
Diamond Select Toys has got a new prescription heading to Walgreens and it’s just what the doctor ordered; more Marvel Animated Minimates! The new Series 8 of DST’s Walgreens exclusive Marvel Animated Minimates is set to hit stores in April 2018, with the new wave including four new Minimate 2-packs including Spider-Gwen with The Jackal, Stealth Suit Spider-Man with Screwball, Madame Masque with Black Panther, and The Wasp with Modok! Be sure to keep an eye out for these next spring!
The Bat Of Gotham And The Walker Of Skys
The team at Hot Toys aren’t shy about bringing fans their favorite characters from Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, so it’s a safe bet that no one is surprised to see them announce two new figures from some of the biggest films of the year; ‘Justice League’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!
From ‘Justice League’, we’re getting an all-new 1:6th scale Batman figure that comes packed with a number of alternative hands, interchangeable lower jaw’s for his cowl (allowing for alternate facial expressions), an unmasked Bruce Wayne head (which sports an uncanny likeness to Ben Affleck!), Batarangs, a grapple gun, a Parademon rifle, and a special display stand! There will also be a special Deluxe Edition available that swaps out the display stand with a special Parademon diorama display stand! Check out the full releases for both from Hot Toys below!
“We have to be ready. You, me, the others… there’s an attack coming from far away.” Batman has always been a fan-favorite character in DC Comics. After the event of Superman’s “death”, Batman learned of the supervillain Steppenwolf’s return who attempts to combine the reactivated Mother Boxes and reshape the world. Playing a crucial role as the founder of the Justice League, he has recruited and inspired all members in the league to save the world. To celebrate the release of the epic blockbuster by DC Comics, Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure from Justice League.
Skillfully crafted based on Ben Affleck’s appearance as Batman in Justice League, the movie-accurate collectible figure features two interchangeable heads which include a newly developed head sculpt and a masked head, three interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions in the movie, newly developed muscular body, a brand-new Batsuit and leather-like cape, as well as a selection of gadgets and a Parademon gun. What are you waiting for? Snag home the Batman collectible figure now as it will surely be a brilliant piece along with the Justice League collection.
“People said the Age of Heroes would never come again.” – Wonder Woman Shortly after the release of the long-awaited blockbuster by DC Comics, Justice League has generated huge responses around the world. The supervillain Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons attempts to conquer and reshape the Earth through the combined energies of three Mother Boxes, but in order to save the world from this menacing threat, Batman enlists the help of his newfound ally Wonder Woman to recruit a team of Metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat and form the Justice League. Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially introduce a special Deluxe Version of the all-new 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure from Justice League for all DC fans.
Meticulously crafted based on Ben Affleck’s appearance as Batman in Justice League, the movie-accurate collectible figure features two interchangeable heads which include a newly developed head sculpt and a masked head, three interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions in the film, newly developed muscular body, a brand-new Batsuit and leather-like cape, a variety of gadgets and a Parademon gun. This Deluxe Version will exclusively include an elaborated Parademon diorama figure base inspired by Batman’s battling scene with the Parademons! Long-awaited by fans, here comes the 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure! It’s a piece you cannot miss for your Justice League collection!
If Batman hasn’t got you all excited and you’re more of a ‘Star Wars’ kind of guy (or girl, we aren’t judging either way), then Hot Toys also has their all-new Luke Skywalker 1:6th scale figure from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’! Luke comes packaged with a number of interchangeable hands (thankfully, since he seems to keep losing them, am I right?), a Lightsaber, a necklace, a pouch, a staff, and a special figure stand. Just in case all of that isn’t enough for you, there will also be a Deluxe Edition that includes all of the aforementioned accessories, plus a backpack, lightning rod, and an adorable little Porg! Check out the full releases for both from Hot Toys below!
“Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” – Luke Skywalker After tragedy destroyed his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Knights, Luke Skywalker vanished from the galaxy. Now, Rey has finally found him on the remote planet of Ahch-To as the Resistance needs his help to thwart the efforts of the evil First Order and stop Supreme Leader Snoke. Hot Toys is very excited to officially present today, the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the legendary Jedi Master – Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is expertly crafted based on Luke Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It features a newly developed head sculpt with remarkable likeness, meticulously tailored outfit with poncho, a lightsaber, a variety of accessories, and a specially designed character-themed figure stand! Don’t pass up on the chance to add the new Luke Skywalker collectible figure to your treasured collection!
“I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi… to end.” – Luke Skywalker After tragedy destroyed his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Knights, Luke Skywalker vanished from the galaxy. Now, Rey has finally found him on the remote planet of Ahch-To as the Resistance needs his help to thwart the efforts of the evil First Order and stop Supreme Leader Snoke. Today, in anticipation to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce a Deluxe Version of the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the legendary Jedi Master – Luke Skywalker from the film.
The highly-accurate collectible figure is skillfully crafted based on Luke Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It features a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, meticulously tailored outfit with poncho, a lightsaber, a variety of accessories, and a specially designed character-themed figure stand! Moreover, this Deluxe Version will exclusively include a finely detailed backpack, a lightning rod, and a Porg! This new Luke Skywalker collectible figure will definitely be an incredible addition to your collection!
The Flash Speeds Into New Scale
We know a number of you collect 1:6th scale, and that 1:12 scale has been blowing up in popularity over the last few years, but check out what Star Ace Toys is doing with their new 1:8th scale! Sized approximately 9″ in height (smack dab in between the 6″ and 12″ of the aforementioned scales), Star Ace Toys is launching their new line of figures with the titular hero from CW’s ‘The Flash’ television series! This figure is based on the characters look from Season 2 and includes a fabric outfit with interchangeable hands, lightning and tornado swirl effects, an unmasked Barry Allen head, and a special figure stand! The all new The Flash figure from Star Ace Toys is expected to hit the market in Spring 2018. Check out the full release info below!
The first in Star Ace’s DC TV Real Master Series of 1/8 scale collectible action figures is The Flash from the CW television show. The Flash TV series has soared in popularity all around the world and has been at the forefront of many other DC superheroes coming to television. With the perfect balance of realism with a compact size, the 1:8 scale Master Series delivers a collectible that is easily displayed and affordable.
This 1/8 scale collectible figure comes with two heads; one with the Flash cowl on, and one of the unmasked Barry Allen. Translucent lightning bolts can be attached to the figure to simulate the character running through the speed force. The Flash will be the first of the DC television characters to come and will be available late in the second quarter of 2018. Check with your local distributors.
PRODUCT CODE SA8003
PRODUCT NAME THE FLASH (S2)
SCALE 1/8 SCALE (APPROX. 22.5CM HEIGHT)
SERIES REAL MASTER SERIES
The 1/8th scale The Flash collectible figure features:
-1/8th scale body, approximately 22.5 cm tall with articulation
-Fully realized authentic likeness of Grant Gustin as The Flash and Barry Allen in the TV program “The Flash (Season 2) with accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture, each head sculpt is specially hand-painted.
HEADS: Masked head, unmasked Barry Allen head
Five (5) interchangeable hands: One (1) pair of open hands, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) right hand for throwing lightning
COSTUME: Red Flash battle suit, Removable open cowl, Red belt with lightning insignia, boots
ACCESSORIES: Pair of tornado swirls, Lightning bolt, Two (2) lightning effects to attach to arms, Two (2) lightning effects to attach to legs
FIGURE STAND WITH WAIST CLIP
Super7 Brings More Retro Frights
Things may have seemed quiet on the Super7 front lately, but now they’re back with two new horrifying additions to their ReAction line of retro-styled figures! The two latest horror themed ReAction figures are true classics, with the original cinematic vampire Nosferatu and acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock joining the lineup! These are available through Super7’s website now!
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!
Dead POP! Walking
AMC’s zombie drama ‘The Walking Dead’ may have just aired its mid-season finale, so of course, it’s about time for Funko to unveil a new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the most recent episodes of the show! The new wave is expected to hit stores this February and includes Ezekiel, Richard, Negan (updated and clean shaved!), Eugene, and Sasha! Plus you can look forward to special retailer exclusives like Walker Sasha (Funko Shop) and Prison Suit Daryl (FYE) when these hit the market early next year.
Spring Specialty Series Surprises
Each month, Funko releases two new items in their small retailer exclusive ‘Specialty Series’ of collectibles that are only available at smaller local shops, and this spring they’ve got some fantastic new items coming our way! From the critically acclaimed fan-favorite comic book series ‘Saga’ comes a new Funko POP! Vinyl of Alana with Baby Hazel! Plus we’re getting an all new Rock Candy figure of Capable from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’! These are set to hit the market this spring.
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!