Welcome one and all 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! As we reach near the end of the first month of the year, things seem to be returning to some semblance of normalcy after the busy holiday season. Lots of new toys are hitting the market, while lots of awesome stuff that’s been out a while is hitting the clearance sections. It’s a great time of year for collectors, that’s for sure! This week we have some awesome new pre-New York Toy Fair sneak peeks from Diamond Select Toys, NECA, McFarlane, and much much more! There is just so much to see in the Toy News for the week of January 22nd, 2019!
Hasbro Reissues The Best Of The Best
Hasbro’s long running 6″ scale ‘Marvel Legends’ toyline is one of their most popular action figure lines on the market. Each year they release a pretty sizable amount of new figures, so it only makes sense that they would have a number of figures that collectors wanted to get their hands on but simply couldn’t find! Thankfully for anyone who missed out, Hasbro is doing a ‘Best Of’ wave of some of last year’s top releases that people have been asking for like fan favorites from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Antman & The Wasp’! According to ToyArk and a pre-order listing over at RobotKingdom, this year’s ‘Best Of’ wave includes Iron Man, Captain America, Iron-Spider, Black Widow, Thor, Antman, and The Wasp! Each figure will come with a piece of the previously released Thanos build-a-figure that gives fans collectors one more chance to complete this summer’s biggest villain! These are available for pre-order now over at RobotKingdom.
Diamond Select Toys Sneak Peeks
The team at Diamond Select Toys rarely has a shortage of cool new stuff to show off, so it isn’t too big of a surprise to see them revealing a few new items just weeks ahead of New York Toy Fair! This week we’ve got our first look at a new Marvel Gallery piece from Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Playstation 4 game, plus our first look at ‘Shazam’ movie adaptation products!
From last falls blockbuster smash hit ‘Spider-Man’ video game on the Sony PlayStation 4 we have our first look at an all-new Marvel Gallery PVC Statue of The Rhino! This first look comes courtesy of Gamespot who had an exclusive reveal for this massive 10″ item earlier this week. The new Marvel Gallery PVC ‘The Rhino’ statue from Diamond Select Toys is set to release later this year for around $70. Pre-orders for this item should be starting soon!
This week we are also getting our very first look at Diamond Select Toys offerings for this summer’s ‘Shazam’ live-action adaption! IGN had an exclusive sneak peek at both a DC Gallery PVC Statue of ‘Shazam’, as well as an all-new ‘Shazam’ Vinimate Vinyl Figure! The new DC Gallery PVC Statue of the film’s titular hero is set to stand around 9″ tall and will only set you back around $49.99. Meanwhile, the 4″ ‘Shazam’ Vinimate Stylized Vinyl Figure will only cost you around $9.99, making it the perfect pick up for collectors on a budget or casual fans! Both of these items should be in stores this summer with pre-orders expected to start before the end of the month.
‘Marvel’ At These New Minimates
We are only a few weeks away from the release of the next big hit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the appropriately titled ‘Captain Marvel’! The imminent release of the new film means we are also looking forward to the upcoming release of new toys alongside the film! The team at Diamond Select Toys has announced a number of new Minimates products for the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ film, and some of them hit stores already this week! If you’re able to swing through Walgreens stores, you’ll have a chance to grab the new Walgreens exclusive ‘Captain Marvel’ Minimates 2-packs like Captain Marvel with Kree Starforce Member Bron Char, Captain Marvel in Starforce UNiform with Kree Starforce Member Korath, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson with Starforce Member Yon Rogg, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Nick Fury with Kree Officer Ronan! You may recognize a few of these characters, as we have seen them before in the MCU, but as ‘Captain Marvel’ is a prequel set during the 90s, we get another chance with some of these fan favorites! This wave is already hitting Walgreens stores now!Later in the season, Comic Shops and specialty stores will have a special ‘Captain Marvel’ Minimates 4-pack featuring four exclusive characters not available anywhere else! Set to be included exclusively in this ‘Captain Marvel’ 4-pack are Captain Marvel in Flight Jacket, Nuro The Skrull, Minn-Erva, and Att-Lass of the Kree Starforce! This 4-pack is expected in stores later this spring!