DC Universe Streaming Service Has A Whole ‘League’ Of Exclusives
We mentioned this a bit earlier this week here, but we really wanted to get into more detail and talk about how excited we are for DC Entertainment’s upcoming new streaming service, ‘DC Universe’! While there are plenty of reasons to subscribe (as mentioned here), the perk that caught our attention most was that there would be an all new subscriber exclusive line of collectibles that is starting with a line based on the fan-favorite ‘Justice League’ animated series which originally aired from 2001-2004.
There isn’t much info available for these figures yet aside from the fact that they will begin being available this fall, and that only subscribers to the ‘DC Universe’ streaming service will be able to buy them. These look to be a continuation of DC Collectibles popular ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ line of figures, which is fitting as this ‘Justice League’ show was a continuation of that original show as well. Check out an excerpt from the press release from DC Collectibles below!
Exclusively for DC UNIVERSE members, DC Collectibles—the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment—will offer a wide range of new action figures and collector’s items based on DC’s iconic characters and stories. Members will have exclusive access to all-new six-inch Justice League Animated action figures based on designs from the fan-favorite animated series (2001-2004), starting in fall 2018. In addition to DC Collectibles, members will have access to a wide range of exclusive, curated and hard-to-find DC merchandise from a variety of licensing partners before the rest of the world.
The operation of DC UNIVERSE will be managed by Sam Ades, general manager, and senior vice president, Warner Bros. Digital Network, based in Burbank. The digital media executive formerly served as the senior vice president, direct to consumer, for DC Entertainment, where he was responsible for creating and executing DC’s digital marketing strategy.
DC UNIVERSE will be available at launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as the web and mobile web. To learn more and register for an opportunity for beta access, visit DCUNIVERSE.com and follow DC UNIVERSE on social networks including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
It’s worth noting that these figures won’t be the only exclusive collectibles made available to subscribers, just the only ones currently revealed. This gives us hope for a ton of other awesome pieces that may otherwise never have seen the light of day! Maybe we will even get a few more ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ figures to finish out the few missing from the already released set? Only time will tell! Stay tuned for more updates on the ‘DC Universe’ streaming app!
NECA Delivers New Sci-Fi & Horror
The team at NECA are very rarely ones to let down the horror and sci-fi community, having committed themselves to bringing fans some of the best collectibles that have ever hit the market for a number of popular brands! This week they’ve got a few new figures hitting stores, plus some we’ve never seen before!
First up is the new ‘Ultimate Jason Voorhees’ figure! This new 7″ figure is based on Jason’s appearance in ‘Friday The 13th: Part 2’ and comes jam packed with articulation and accessories including two interchangeable heads (masked and unmasked), a machete, a kitchen knife, a pick axe, a pitchfork, a spear, a campfire, and even his own mother’s severed head! This figure is in stores this week!
Also hitting stores this week is the new ‘Ultimate Pennywise (2017)’ figure from last year’s live action adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’! As with all other ‘Ultimate’ figures from NECA, this new Pennywise figure is super detailed and loaded with a ton of articulation. This monstrously horrific clown demon 7″ figure comes packed with three interchangeable heads, a set of alternative hands, a red balloon, and the S.S. Georgie paper boat, making him a “must have” for horror fans!
Moving onto some first looks and sneak previews, this week NECA is giving fans a better look at the actual production figure of ‘Santi’ from ‘The Devils Backbone’, which is the first figure in the new ‘Guillermo Del Toro Signature Series’ of figures based on the iconic director’s films! Check out the release info from NECA below!
NECA is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with renowned director, Guillermo del Toro ! The new GDT Signature Collection will bring select characters from del Toro’s movies to life in premium action figure format with deluxe added elements.
The first release in the collection is Santi, from the haunting film The Devil’s Backbone. “The one who sighs” is super-poseable and comes with a detailed diorama base featuring the bomb that falls into the courtyard of his orphanage.
On a somehow even more exciting note, NECA has unveiled the first figure in their line for the newest film in the ‘Predator’ franchise, which is simply titled ‘The Predator’! Since they have already hit a point where they’re excellent at what they’re doing, NECA jumped straight into an ‘Ultimate’ edition figure with the new ‘Ultimate Fugitive Predator’ 7″ scale figure (who is appropriately 8″ tall so he stands a bit taller than your standard 7″ figures would, since a Predator would be taller). This figure comes packed with two interchangeable heads (masked and unmasked) as well as interchangeable hands and a number of weapons! The new ‘Ultimate Fugitive Predator’ is set to hit stores this August just before ‘The Predator’ hits theaters in September. Check out the release info from NECA below!
The Fugitive Predator stands over 8” tall and features over 30 points of articulation. Includes 2 interchangeable heads (masked and unmasked), interchangeable forearms, 4 interchangeable hands, 4 wrist blades, and articulated shoulder cannon. Comes in deluxe 5 panel window box with Velcro closure.
And finally, we may have saved the biggest surprise for last! This week NECA finally revealed the newest figure in their long-running ‘Godzilla’ line! The newest figure in the series is ‘Atomic Blast Shin Godzilla’ from the aptly titled 2016 film ‘Shin Godzilla’! This figure stands 6″ tall but is actually 12″ from head to tail. Shin Godzilla is fully articulated and includes ‘atomic blast’ effects that attach to both Godzilla’s mouth and tail for all the atomic action you could ever need! Check out the release from NECA!
From the blockbuster 2016 movie that returned the classic Godzilla franchise to its roots!
This version of the most famous kaiju in the world is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the movie. The figure measures 6″ tall and 12″ long from head to tail. It features Atomic Blast effects that attach to both mouth and tail, all new paint deco, new head sculpt, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!
Hot Toys Brings Us Heroes Big And Small
With each new summer blockbuster comic book adaptation, it’s always a safe bet to expect some glorious new 1:6th scale figures from the team at Hot Toys. Why should now be any different? Marvel’s latest film, ‘Antman & The Wasp’ hits theaters later this week, so it makes total sense that Hot Toys would announce two new 1:6th scale figures of our titular heroes from the film? You can check out the full details on both the new Antman and The Wasp figures from Hot Toys below!
“You know, I’m an Avengers now.” Real heroes. Not actual size. In a week time, the highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp is about to hit the big screen! Being a super hero and a full-time father, Scott is struggling to balance both sides in his daily life yet confronted by Dr. Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne with an urgent new mission. This time he has to put on the Ant-Man suit which allows him to grow or shrink and learn to fight alongside with The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their hidden past. In anticipation of the opening of this new sequel, Hot Toys is excited to present today the 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the movie. It includes two interchangeable heads featuring a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness and a newly developed interchangeable helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function that bears a high resemblance of a closed helmet showing part of Ant-Man’s face, a skillfully tailored Ant-Man suit to enhance articulations, a standing Ant-Man miniature figure, a shrunken lab, two disc equipment, an opened helmet accessory attachable to the back of figure, a specially designed figure stand with character backdrop. Don’t pass up on this excellent opportunity to pick up the smallest hero to show off your Marvel Cinematic Universe collection!
“Thanks to you, we had to run. We’re still running.” The Third Marvel Cinematic Universe entry this year Ant-Man and the Wasp is arriving at the theatre in just a few days! In this upcoming sequel, a newly debuted character with special ability to fly at great speeds, Wasp is teaming up with Ant-Man for an urgent new mission from Dr. Hank Pym! Whether big or small, Wasp’s strength grows to superhuman levels when she uses her powers. Making a grand entrance in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hot Toys is delighted to present to you today the Wasp in 1/6th scale Collectible Figure!
Beautifully crafted based on the appearance of Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne in the movie, the Wasp figure includes two interchangeable heads featuring a newly developed head sculpt with detailed pony tail and a completely new helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function that bears a high resemblance of a closed helmet showing part of Wasp’s face, two pairs of interchangeable Wasp’s wings including a pair of stand by wings and a pair of articulated wings for varies flying poses, a striking brand new Wasp suit, a Wasp miniature figure, two disc equipment, an opened helmet accessory attachable to the back of figure, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with character backdrop. Complete your Ant-Man and the Wasp collection with the new partner of Ant-Man who got buzzing wings on her back!
Hot Toys also had one more trick up their sleeves this week, as they revealed a long awaited collectible in the form of a 1:6th scale figure of Deathstroke The Terminator as seen in the video game ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’! Check him out below!
“It appears the game is over before it even begins” – Deathstroke Slade Wilson, AKA Deathstroke, is one of the world’s greatest and most deadly mercenaries in DC Comics. He was part of an experimental super-soldier program which allowed him to gain metahuman strength, speed, and healing abilities. Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially introduce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Deathstroke inspired by the designs from the highly acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Origins.
The collectible is expertly crafted based on the appearance of Deathstroke from the game featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt with one-eyed mask, a meticulously tailored multi-layer Deathstroke suit with battle damage and weathering effect, an interchangeable battle damaged chest armor plate specially designed for the alternative katana holding pose, an array of detailed weapons including Deathstroke’s ballistic staff handle with interchangeable ends displaying different battle modes, a remote claw, a pistol, a katana, two grenades, several detachable bullets off from the shoulder armor and a figure stand with specially designed backdrop! This merciless hunter Deathstroke collectible figure will deserve a spot in your great Batman: Arkham collection!