We are proud to welcome you back once more for 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 are just over a week away from X-Mas for those that celebrate it! That means we’re looking at one of the single biggest toy related days of the year, as it’s the season of giving! We hope you find your favorite collectibles this holiday season, regardless of what holiday you’re celebrating! In the meantime, check out the Toy News for the week of December 18th, 2018!
Diamond Select Heads Back To ‘Pacific Rim’
In stores now is the all-new wave of ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising Select’ figures from our friends at Diamond Select Toys! This is the third (and potentially final) full wave of figures in this fantastic 7″ scale line. The wave is comprised of three all-new figures like Jaegers November Ajax and Valor Omega, plus a Kaiju Infected Jaeger Drone! Be sure to keep an eye out for these at your local comic shops this holiday season! Check out the full release info from Diamond Select Toys below!
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Join the Uprising! Three new Jaegers are joining the fight against the kaiju menace, and each giant robot is cooler than the last! Joining the six Jaegers in Series 1 and 2, November Ajax, Valor Omega and the Kaiju-infected Jaeger Drone each measure between 7 and 8 inches tall. Each figure comes with interchangeable alternate hands, and each features approximately 16 points of articulation! Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks!
First Look: ‘Castlevania’ From Diamond Select Toys
Back in October, just before New York Comic Con 2018, the team at Diamond Select Toys announced that they had acquired the license for Konami and Netflix’ ‘Castlevania’ anime series! This week we got our first look at their first offering in the line, a PVC Gallery Statue of Trevor Belmont, over on IGN.
This new PVC Gallery Statue of Trevor Belmont stands approximately 9″ tall and features this fan favorite character holding both a wooden stake and his iconic whip, which are signature weapons from the ‘Castlevania’ franchise. Trevor is supposed to be up for preorder by the end of the week and will only set you back around $49.99, so he’ll definitely be a “must have” for fans of the series when he releases next summer.
More DC Vinimates Incoming
If you’re a fan of vinyl figures and Diamond Select Toys’ long running Minimates toyline, then you already know that their larger scaled Vinimates line is the best of both worlds! Vinimates gives us a 4″ scale vinyl figure done in the signature Minimate style. This week our friends over at AFI had the pleasure of exclusively revealing the latest wave of DC Comics Vinimates that will be coming to stores next spring! The fifth wave of DC Comics Vinimates includes comic book styled versions of Aquaman, Shazam, and the villainous Darkseid! Check out images below.
It may be Christmas time but the team at NECA is really bringing the terror with new horror collectibles! This week they have a new figure hitting stores and an a newly revealed figure that has never been seen before!
Hitting stores this week is NECA’s all new Ultimate Michael Meyers figure! This figure is based on this horror icons latest appearance from the 2018 ‘Halloween’ requel, which ignored all of the previous films in the franchise save for the original movie. This new 7″ scale Michael Meyers figure sports a whopping 25 points of articulation and comes jam packed with unique film specific accessories! Check the full release from NECA below!
Michael Myers returns to NECA’s action figure line!
Based on his appearance in the thrilling new Halloween movie, this all new Michael stands over 7” tall and has received the Ultimate treatment, with over 25 points of articulation and tons of accessories. The Ultimate Michael Myers figure comes with 2 heads, knife, hammer, jack o’ lantern, interchangeable hands and more.
Comes in display-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.
If you’re willing to wait a little while for your new horror fix, NECA has also just announced their all-new 8″ retro style figure of Corpse Pamela Voorhees from ‘Friday The 13th Part 3’! This particular figure is based on a dream sequence from the end of the film where the corpse of Pamela Voorhees appears to pull our final survivor into the depths of Crystal Lake! Now, thanks to NECA, this horror icon can be yours next spring! Check the full release info from NECA below.
The original killer from #Fridaythe13th is back! Jason’s mom, Pamela Voorhees, dies in the first movie but appears again in the third installment of the slasher series.
The “Lady of the Lake” figure depicts Pamela as she appears in Chris’ dream: a nightmarishly rotted body emerging from Crystal Lake to pull Chris in. The detailed figure is fully poseable and stands 8” tall, featuring synthetic hair and distressed clothing.
The resealable clamshell packaging has custom artwork created by Jason Edmiston just for this release!
First Look At Assassin Predator from NECA
Even his advanced active camouflage can’t protect the new Assassin Predator from NECA from our peering eyes in this new sneak peek! This week NECA posted their first teaser images at the currently in-development Assassin Predator figure from their line based on this year’s ‘The Predator’!
The figure is in scale with other figures in this 7″ scale line, but as the Assassin Predator is larger, he stands at approximately 11″ tall! While final details for this figure are scarce, so far it looks like he includes at least two different heads, wrist blades, and a wrist cannon! We will keep you posted with more information as it becomes 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!
The First POP!s Of ‘The Last Airbender’
This week the team at Funko have finally formally announced their first wave of POP! Vinyls based on the popular but short-lived ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ animated series! Fans have been begging for these for a few years, so it’s nice to see the line show up in such a big way with so many of the show’s fan-favorite characters! The main wave is comprised of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Iroh, Appa, Toph, and Zuko (who also has a Chase variant)! Meanwhile, there will be retailer exclusives like Aang on his Airscooter (which also has a Glow-In-The-Dark Chase variant) at Hot Topic and Azula at Gamestop stores! These are all due out in January.
She Likes Me For Me
Hey Leonardo! There are two new series of POP! Vinyls coming our way from Funko based on two of actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s biggest 90’s films with waves based on both ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’ expected to hit stores this month! The ‘Titanic’ wave includes Jack and Rose single releases in their evening wear, plus a Target exclusive 2-pack that features the pair wearing some more standard fair. For ‘Romeo + Juliet’ there will be figures of both of the titular characters (both as single releases and as a Target exclusive 2-Pack that includes figures that seem to be identical to the single releases) although on Romeo has a Chase variant. These are all due in stores before year’s end!
New Disney Magic Coming Our Way
This week the team at Funko has some awesome new Disney themed goodies heading our way next year! They’re starting 2019 strong with some special new Mystery Minis 2-Packs that aren’t quite mysteries, and a new wave of POP! vinyls based on ‘The Lion King’!
Disney will be celebrating some of their favorite Disney couples with a series of four new Mystery Mini 2-Packs based around Disney Romance. There will be 2-packs featuring Belle and beast, Ariel and Eric, Tiana and Naveen, and Rapunzel and Flynn when these figures hit stores next month!
We also have a new wave of ‘The Lion King’ POP! Vinyls including new versions of some of your favorite characters like Mufasa, Zazu, Simba, Nala, Timon, and Pumba! These are all due to hit stores in January.
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!