Hello and welcome one and all 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! It may only be early June and SDCC is still a little over a month away, but the convention exclusive announcements are starting to roll out in droves! To top things off this week we also have lots of new stuff from Diamond Select Toys, Mezco, Hasbro, and more! There’s so much to see in the Toy News for the week of June 12th, 2018!
Diamond Select Toys Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost
Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are about to take their long-running ‘Ghostbusters Select’ line to a whole new level! While the line has so far provided us with spectacular renditions of our favorite heroes, ghosts, and even our favorite secretary from the first two live-action ‘Ghostbusters’ films, the latest wave (which is ninth in the series) is taking us into the animated world of ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ cartoon series!
Coming this fall from Diamond Select Toys is ‘Ghostbusters Select’ Series 9, which is made up of animated versions of Egon, Winston, and Slimer from ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ cartoon series straight out of the 1980’s! Each of these figures will include a new piece to help you build the front of the Ghostbusters Firehouse (you’ll need to collect all 15 figures from Series 6 through 10 to build the whole thing!) so you’ll be closer to what looks like another epic diorama for your display! The next wave (which there are no official photos of) will be comprised of ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ versions of Peter, Ray, and DST’s first ever fully articulated Staypuft Marshmallow Man! Check out the full solicitation from Diamond Select Toys below!
Fans have delighted to Diamond Select Toys’ Select action figures based on the first and second Ghostbusters movies, with buildable dioramas of the Spook Central rooftop and the Firehouse façade. Now, it’s time to get real! The highly anticipated Real Ghostbusters action figures go up for pre-order on June 20th, and we’ve got the first official pics of the figures based on the hit 1980s cartoon series!
Egon, Winston and Slimer make up the Series 9 assortment, with the two ’Busters wearing their color-coded jumpsuits and packing all-new, cartoon-accurate gear, and Slimer coming with a support stand and three interchangeable faces! Designed by Yuri Tming, and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, each figure packs approximately 16 points of articulation, and Slimer features all-new arm sculpts to better match his animated look.
Plus, each figure includes pieces to build the firehouse diorama – collect all 15 figures in Series 6 through 10 to construct the sign and front doors of the Ghostbusters headquarters! The firehouse features interchangeable parts, including the sign and the “Hook & Ladder” lettering, so it can be converted from Ghostbusters to Ghostbusters 2 configuration.
Series 10 will feature Peter, Ray, and DST’s first ever fully articulated Mr. Stay-Puft! That series will complete the firehouse, so be sure to pick up the Ghostbusters 2-based Series 6 and 7 now, as well as the imminently shipping Series 8.
This year at E3 Expo we finally got a proper look at ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ from Square Enix, a game that is set to release sometime within the next year after more than a decade of anticipation! The team at Diamond Select Toys are certainly doing their best to get the hype train rolling with merchandise based on the earlier games in the series, including Minimates, Vinimates, and the popular 7″ scale ‘Kingdom Hearts Select’ line! This week Diamond Select Toys has announced the figures for their upcoming third wave of ‘Kingdom Hearts Select’ figures and fans of the game series and classic sci-fi films are in for a real treat!
The entire third wave of figures appears to be based on the ‘Space Paranoids’ level from the first ‘Kingdom Hearts’ game, which means we’re also getting 7″ scale fully articulated figures from ‘TRON’! There are three different figure 3-packs available in ‘Kingdom Hearts Select’ Series 3, including Black-Robe Mickey with a Shadow and a Shadow Assassin, ‘Space Paranoids’ Sora with Donald and Sark, and ‘Space Paranoids’ Goofy with a Shadow and Tron!
Series Three of ‘Kingdom Hearts Select’ from Diamond Select Toys is expected to hit stores in late 2018, so maybe think about adding these to your holiday wishlist!
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