And we are BACK! Welcome to a brand spanking 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! It’s been a while! Kind of. We haven’t done our usual ‘Toy News Tuesday’ thing because we’ve been busy bringing you a ton of New York Toy Fair 2018 news! This week we’re getting back into the swing of things and there is plenty of cool new stuff we haven’t been able to show you yet! The biggest news of the week relates to one of the years biggest films, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’! The embargoes have all been lifted and all of the toy companies can finally show off their amazing new merchandise for the film! There’s that, plus a few other goodies to check out in the toy news for the week of March 6th, 2018!
Diamond Select Toys Prepares For Infinity War
We’re less than two months away from the release of what is arguably the biggest film ever assembled with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’! It’s been ten years and eighteen films worth of buildup, and it’s all come to this! The scariest thing about this movie and just how big it will be is the insane amount of characters from The Marvel Cinematic Universe will be appearing in it and just how many toys we will see hitting the market from this movie! Speaking of which, our friends at Diamond Select Toys look like they’re more than ready for the release of the new film and the onslaught of characters that fans want to see from it! This week they announced their first wave of items hitting the market for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the list so far is quite staggering! We’ve got new Minimates, Marvel Select, Marvel Gallery PVC Figures, and even Marvel Premiere Collection Resin Statues! There are a ton to see so be sure to check out the full listings from Diamond Select Toys below!
As anticipation has been building for next month’s Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Diamond Select Toys has been hard at work preparing products based on the film. Now, they are ready to unveil new items in the Minimates mini-figures, Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, and Premier Collection statue lines. Read on for details, then pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! This is just the first round, and not all are ready to show just yet, so look for more products and images in the near future!
Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! This all-new box set features Iron Man in his Mark 50 armor, Thanos with his Infinity Gauntlet, and two comic-shop-exclusive characters – Black Widow and the Winter Soldier! Each Minimates mini-figures measures approximately 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories and a display stand. Packaged in a full color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!
Box Set SRP: $24.99
Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Toys”R”Us Series 1 Asst
This is the big one! Three new two-packs capture Iron Man Mark 50 with Thanos, Iron Spider-Man with the Hulk, and the Toys”R”Us exclusive Adolescent Groot with Rocket Raccoon! Each 2-inch mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and has fully interchangeable parts. A Diamond Select Toys release!
2-Packs SRP: $9.99
Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Walgreens Series 1 Asst
This is the big one! Three new two-packs capture Iron Man Mark 50 with Thanos, Iron Spider-Man with the Hulk, and the Walgreens exclusive Doctor Strange with Thor and Star-Lord with Proxima Midnight! Each 2-inch mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and has fully interchangeable parts. A Diamond Select Toys release!
2-Packs SRP: $9.99
Marvel Gallery Avengers Infinity War PVC Dioramas
A Diamond Select Toys release! These 9-inch scale sculptures of the Avengers from the new movie Avengers: Infinity War feature detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Each PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Black Widow PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Doctor Strange PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Captain America PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Thanos PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Thor PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Marvel Premier Collection Avengers Infinity War Resin Statues
A Diamond Select Toys release! These resin statues of the Avengers as they appear in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War are approximately 12-inch scale, and feature high-quality sculpting and paint details. Each statue is limited to a production run of 3,000 pieces, and each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.
Hulkbuster Statue SRP: $199.99
Spider-Man Resin Statue SRP: $150.00
Thor & Rocket Resin Statue SRP: $150.00
Marvel Select Avengers Infinity War Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! These 7-inch scale action figures of the Avengers are based on their appearances in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War. Each features approximately 16 points of articulation with interchangeable parts and accessories and comes packaged in the full-color, display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Spider-Man Action Figure SRP: $24.99
Captain America Action Figure SRP: $24.99
Thor with Groot Action Figure SRP: $24.99
Hasbro’s Marvelous New Legends
The 6″ scale Marvel Legends line from Hasbro has long been a fan favorite with collectors. With the variety of characters made, the detailed sculpts, and wide range of articulation, it’s pretty easy to see why! In the last week or so Hasbro has given up on holding back and announced one of the most encompassing and diverse assortments of figures ever seen released in a single toyline, and these are just what’s expected to drop between now and the Fall season of this year! We’ve got a number of new waves of Marvel Legends coming our way so let’s break it down for you…
Avengers Infinity War Series 1
Captain America, Iron Man, Iron Spider, Proxima Midnight, Songbird, Taskmaster, King Cobra, and Thanos (Build A Figure)
Avengers Infinity War Series 2
Thor, Antman, The Wasp, Black Widow, Malekith, Black Knight, and Cull Obsidian (Build A Figure)
Marvel Legends Multipacks
Scarlet Witch and The Vision (ToysRUs Exclusive), Thor, Groot, and Rocket (ToysRUs Exclusive), The Falcon and Winter Soldier (Walmart Exclusive), Antman and Stinger (ToysRUsExclusive), Killmonger and Everett Ross
Marvel Legends Marvel Cinematic Universe 10th Anniversary Series
Captain America and Crossbones, The Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man, Tony Stark and Iron Man Mark 1, Iron Man Mark VII, Ronan The Accuser, Pepper Potts with The Mandarin and Hot Rod Armor Iron Man
Marvel Legends Deadpool Series
X-Men Deadpool, Boxers Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Bishop, Omega Red, and Sauron (Build A Figure)
Marvel Legends Spider-Man Series
House Of M Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Daredevil, Elektra, Scarlet Spider, Clock & Dagger, and Sp//dr (Build A Figure)
Marvel Legends Venom Series
Venom, Carnage, Scream, Poison, and Peter Porker Spider-Ham (Build A Figure)
Marvel Legends Random Releases
These figures are not part of a determined wave yet: Thanos (Wal-Mart Exclusive), The Thing (Walgreens Exclusive), Silver Surfer (Walgreens Exclusive), Magneto, Sabretooth, and Logan on Motorcycle
The Infinity Gauntlet
Every year Hasbro pulls another item directly out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe like it’s coming to life right from the screen! So far we’ve had Captain America’s Shield, Mjolnir, and Iron Man and Starlord’s Helmets! This year we’re getting a life-sized, articulated, and most importantly wearable replica of the legendary Infinity Gauntlet! This bad boy will set you back $100, but it seems a small price to pay for such power (nobody tell Thanos!)
Hot Toys Does Some Assembling Of Their Own
You probably guessed it pretty early on, but it looks like the team at Hot Toys is also not planning on missing out on any of the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ action! This week they revealed three new items in the form of two new 1:6th scale figures and a 1:1 scale prop replica that will blow you away!
For their “Avengers: Infinity War’ 1:6th scale line, Hot Toys has unveiled both Thor and Iron Man! Both figures sport their characters new look for the film and include a variety of alternative parts and character specific accessories! They’re both some of the best versions of these characters so they will definitely be worth taking a look at!
In addition to these two figures, Hot Toys has also announced an insanely detailed 1:1 scale replica of the infamous Infinity Gauntlet! This thing is being made to look screen accurate with tons of tiny details and LED light up functionality! The downside? It is essentially a resin statue. This piece has zero articulation and is not wearable. It will still make for quite a conversational display piece for sure!
Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below!
Avengers: Infinity War – 1/6th scale Thor Collectible Figure
The war between Avengers and villainous Thanos will finally hit the silver screen this upcoming a April in Avengers: Infinity War. Superheroes will join force to fight Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the Universe hangs in the balance! Fans around the world will witness the mighty God of Thunder to find himself confronting the unstoppable Thanos! Today, Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the 1/6th scale Thor collectible figure from Avengers: Infinity War!
Sophisticatedly crafted based on Chris Hemsworth’s appearance in the film with astonishing likeness, the Thor collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with specially applied luminous reflective effect on the eye that accentuates Thor using his thunder power, a newly developed muscular body with two pairs of interchangeable arms, intricately detailed body armor with LED light up circle plates and lightning effect accessories, a detachable red-colored cape, detail recreation of Thor’s new weapon Stormbreaker, and a specially designed figure stand with movie logo. The God of Thunder collectible figure is a remarkable masterpiece, and it is definitely a treasure for all Marvel fans.
Avengers: Infinity War – 1/6th scale Iron Man Collectible Figure
A new threat has emerged from the cosmos and it became too heavy for any hero to handle! The Avengers must join forces to protect the world and to stop the ruthless warlord and his formidable allies from destroying the universe! Together with other significant superheroes, the latest Iron Man with advance technology that Tony Stark has created will fight against their ultimate villain Thanos!
Prior to the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, Hot Toys is ecstatic to officially introduce the first collectible – the 1/6th scale Iron Man collective figure, among the first wave of Avengers: Infinity War collectible’s line-up. With remarkable movie-accuracy, the 1/6th scale figure is expertly crafted based on Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, featuring an interchangeable helmeted head with metallic red, gold and silver colored armor painting and a newly painted head sculpt with striking likeness, LED light-up functions scattered throughout the armor, a variety of Iron Man’s latest weapons including interchangeable LED light-up Nano Repulsor Cannon, Hand Cannon on left arm, a pair of attachable Nano Boosters on the back, and specially designed figure stand with movie logo.
Avengers: Infinity War – Infinity Gauntlet Life-Size Collectible
Since the debut of promotional materials from Marvel Studio’s eagerly awaited blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War, fans were instantly thrilled and captivated by the mighty Infinity Gauntlet, as one who possesses the Infinity Gauntlet shall gain omnipotence power. Thanos, the dangerous powerful supervillain who has been lurking in the shadows, is now in search for the crucial Infinity Stones which include Mind Stone, Time Stone, Power Stone, Space Stone, Reality Stone and Soul Stone to complete the Infinity Gauntlet!
In anticipation to Marvel’s upcoming epic blockbuster, Hot Toys is excited to officially introduce the invincible Infinity Gauntlet that is recreated in the actual size and proportion of the gauntlet Thanos uses in the Avengers: Infinity War!
This remarkable and realistic polystone-made life-size collectible stands approximately 68cm tall, and it features all authentic and minute details of Infinity Gauntlet. It is equipped with LED light-up function with two lighting modes which include light-on effect and breathing light effect for the six mighty Infinity Stones, phenomenal multi-layered metallic painting with weathering effects highlights its incredible aesthetics, and a specially designed custom base with movie logo.
This gorgeous Infinity Gauntlet collectible will definitely be a stunning collectible art piece and holy grail of your Marvel collection!
Winter Has Arrived At ThreeZero
The team at ThreeZero have announced yet another figure in their popular 1:6th scale ‘Game Of Thrones’ figure line! The latest figure to journey from Westeros is a White Walker! Yes, he may seem kind of generic, but these horrifying ice-zombies (well, basically ice zombies anyway) are a major part of the show so it makes sense that we’d see one join this ever expanding line of figures! The White Walker from ThreeZero includes a spear, a specially made suit of armor, and a number of interchangeable parts and accessories! Check out the full release from ThreeZero below!
Game Of Thrones – White Walker
Game of Thrones 1/6 White Walker collectible figure will be available for pre-order on March 2nd at 9:00am HKT, priced at $198 USD / 1545 HKD. In addition to the standard release, a deluxe edition will also be available offering additional faux-leather skirt and bare feet accessories, priced at $208 USD / 1620 HKD. As usual, all orders made at www.threezerohk.com include worldwide shipping in the listed price.
The White Walker figure features a highly-accurate realistic likeness to the character as portrayed in the hit HBO television series.
* 13″ (~33cm) tall articulated figure including tailored clothing with finely detailed textures
* Life-like head
* New White Walker body featuring removable armor
* Shoulder Mantle
* Forearm bracers
* Full-body tunic
* Fabric belt
* Exchangeable hands:
– Relax hands x 1 pair
– Grip hands x 1 pair
* Faux-leather skirt
* Bare feet x 1 pair
“I Am Vengeance, I Am The Night…”
‘Batman: The Animated Series’ is one of the single most celebrated shows of the last thirty years. The animation style, voice acting, and storytelling from this show are all truly iconic and helped to inspire much of what we see on TV and films today. There have been a number of collectibles based on ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ over the years, but the team at Mondo did what they do best and said “go big or go home” by announcing their new 1:6th scale Batman figure from the show!
Mondo’s new 1:6th scale ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Batman figure looks like it’s a collector’s dream! The 12″ figure sports 30 points of articulation, includes a huge variety of accessories and interchangeable parts, and there will even be a special Deluxe Edition that includes an alternatic H.A.R.D.A.C. Head for Batman and a few other extra accessories! Check out the full release listings from Mondo below!
Based on the seminal BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, the Batman 1/6 Scale Figure stays true to the television classic – sculpted to match the iconic style of the show with a paint scheme evoking the bold, graphic look of an animated cel. Featuring approximately 30 points of articulation, multiple switch-out hands, heads, accessories, and a Bat Symbol figure stand, Batman comes fully equipped to keep Gotham – and your collection – safe and sound!
The Mondo Deluxe Exclusive (only available until March 12th) features a switch-out wind-swept cape, goggles, unique “Thumbs-Up of Bat Approval” hand, unique batarang, and a switch-out H.A.R.D.A.C. head!
Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure
Approx. 12” in height, Material: PVC, ABS
Artists: Ramirez Studios, Jason Wires Productions, Joe Allard
Expected to Ship 4th Quarter of 2018
Price: $125 – Payment Plans Available
Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure (Mondo Deluxe Exclusive)
Approx. 12” in height, Material: PVC, ABS
Artists: Ramirez Studios, Jason Wires Productions, Joe Allard
Expected to Ship 4th Quarter of 2018
Price: $150 – Payment Plans Available
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!
Avengers: Infinity War!
Okay, you probably knew this was coming. Just like pretty much everybody else, the team at Funko also unveiled all of their new ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ merch this week and as always with Funko, there is a lot of it! We’ve got new POP! Vinyls, Dorbz, Plushies, Mystery Minis, and even Keychains! Plus a bunch of cool retailer exclusives! Most of these are in stores now, check them out below!
POP! Vinyls (Wide Release)
POP! Vinyls (Exclusives)
10″ Super Sized POP! Vinyl (Target Exclusive)
The Saga Continues
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is heading to Bluray and DVD at the end of the month, and that means Funko is celebrating with a whole new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the hit film! We’ve got new Final Battle Luke, a Sad Porg, an Ahch-To Caretaker, C’ai Threnalli, Paige (Rose’s Sister), a Vulptex, and two Funko Movie Moment pieces featuring Rey and Kylo Ren versus Praetorian Guards! These are releasing later this Spring!
Oh, did we mention that they’re also releasing a 10″ Super Sized Porg POP! Vinyl? Because they totally are and it might be the best thing we’ve ever seen. This Target exclusive item hits stores in April!
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!