In Stores Now From Diamond Select Toys
If you can’t wait for the items mentioned above, Diamond Select still has you covered with some fantastic new offerings hitting stores right now! There’s a new DC Gallery piece, ‘Aquaman’ movie Vinimates, and a bunch of new ‘Kingdom Hearts’ collectibles that are must haves! Check out the solicits for items hitting stores this week below!
DC Comic Gallery Shazam PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Wisdom of Solomon! The Strength of Hercules! Billy Batson’s alter ego Shazam is the next entry in the DC Gallery line of PVC Dioramas, and this approximately 11-inch sculpture captures the hero in a split-second, grabbing a bolt of lightning on its way to the ground. With a feature film in the works, Shazam is poised to ride that lightning back to stardom, and this amazing sculpture celebrates the character’s godlike power! Sculpted by Joe Menna based on a design by Shawn Knapp. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #AUG182580, SRP: $45.00)
DC Movie Vinimates Aquaman Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! DC Vinimates are taking the ocean by storm! These 4-inch vinyl figures capture the undersea world of the Aquaman movie in their signature blockish style, striking dynamic poses inspired by the film! Aquaman, Black Manta and Ocean Master comprise the first assortment, and they are in scale to all other DC Vinimates. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Aquaman Vinyl Figure (Item #AUG182577 / Black Manta Vinyl Figure (Item #AUG182578) / Ocean Master Vinyl Figure (Item #AUG182579) SRP: $9.99
Kingdom Hearts Select Action Figures Series 3 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Are you ready to play Space Paranoids? The Kingdom Hearts Select action figure line travels to the video game universe of Space Paranoids, where everyone gets a high-tech makeover! This assortment of multi-character figure sets includes Black Coat Mickey Mouse with a Heartless Assassin and a Shadow, Space Paranoids Goofy with Tron, and Space Paranoids Sora (with Photon Debugger) with Sark! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and is sculpted in a 1/10th scale, and comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen! (Item #JUL182491, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
Kingdom Hearts 3 Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1
A Diamond Select Toys release! The highly anticipated sequel to Kingdom Hearts is almost here, and DST is joining in on the excitement with new toys based on Kingdom Hearts 3! This new assortment of VInimates vinyl figures captures the upcoming game’s protagonists – Sora, Donald and Goofy — in their Toy Story World looks, making these toys… of toys! Each 4” vinyl figure strikes a pose from the game and features a fully articulated neck to customize each dynamic pose. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Toy Story Sora (Item #AUG182588) / Toy Story Donald (Item #AUG182587) / Toy Story Goofy (Item #AUG182586) SRP: $9.99
NECA’s Newest Nostalgia
If you’re a fan of collectibles that are throwbacks to some classic science fiction franchises, then NECA has got your number! This week the team at NECA revealed several new items that are right up your alley if you’re into 90’s pop culture like ‘ALIEN’, ‘Predator’, and even ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’!
From the ‘ALIEN’ franchise, we’ve got some updates for products from both ‘ALIEN 3’ and ‘ALIEN: Resurrection’! We recently got a much closer look at the upcoming ‘ALIEN 3’ Creature Pack that includes a Queen Facehugger, Queen Chestburster, and a Dog Alien Chestburster. What we didn’t know until now though, is that it is also now going to include Spike the Dog! To throw a little extra icing on the cake, Spike the Dog even includes an alternative head! This set is expected to hit stores in May 2019!
Meanwhile, we also have ‘ALIEN’ Series 14, which is based on ‘ALIEN: Resurrection’, pre-orders starting to hit most major specialty retailers. This wave consists of only two figures; The Resurrection Warrior Alien and Ripley 8. The Resurrection Alien Warrior is pretty standard fare as far as Xenomorphs go, rocking a brand new sculpt sporting the film-appropriate design. Ripley 8 stands 7″ tall and includes alternative hands, two guns, and even a basketball so you can recreate that fantastic scene from early in the film! While it isn’t in this wave, fans of ‘ALIEN: Resurrection’ can also look forward to a deluxe figure of the Alien Newborn’ to release later this year sometime after these two release in Spring.
This next one we are a bit excited about, while also trying to take the news with a grain of salt. A few years back at Toy Fair 2017, NECA showcased a series of figure 2-packs that saw them pairing up characters from the DC Universe like Batman and Superman against creatures from the ‘ALIEN’ and ‘Predator’ universes! Unfortunately for pretty much everyone, there were some licensing issues that arose, it was announced that these figures were “indefinitely postponed”; meaning that they would likely never be released. Then, out of nowhere, this week they posted a teaser image of one of the ‘Predator’ figures that was originally supposed to be packaged alongside Batman saying “Never count a good Predator out. This guy is coming. He will happen. Stay tuned.”. The question now is, will this figure be a single release, or have the licensing issues finally been resolved at are the DC vs Alien and Predator 2-packs coming our way after all these years? Honestly, we will take what we can get, so here is hoping we find out more soon!
And last but not least, after several years worth of teases, NECA has finally released a full image of their upcoming 1:4 scale figure of ‘The Shredder’ from the classic 1990 ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ live-action film! This figure stands a whopping 18″ tall and is perfectly in scale with the previously released 1:4 scale ‘TMNT’ figures. Shredder includes a removable mask and cape, plus a small arsenal of weapons! He is finally due to release later this year.