Hello and welcome one and all to yet another 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! Somehow we are already finding ourselves at the end of April, with the spring season flying by and lots of great new stuff hitting store shelves! This week we’ve got lots of amazing stuff for you from some of our favorite companies like Diamond Select, NECA, Super7, and more! There’s plenty of amazing new stuff to see in the Toy News for the week of April 23rd, 2019!
Adios Lucha Explosiva
Some toys simply just aren’t meant to be, and this week we are sadly bringing you the news that DC Collectibles has officially cancelled their new ‘Lucha Explosiva’ figure line before it even launched! The new line of figures, which combines classic DC Comics characters with Luchador Wrestling themes, was first announced back in February at New York Toy Fair 2019! DC Collectibles had intended to release them as single carded figures in waves of two figures at a time, bringing fans exciting new versions of fan-favorite characters like Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo, Wonder Woman, and The Cheetah! Sadly, with the line cancelled before it even hit the market, these figures will likely never see the light of day. No word was given as to why the line was cancelled, but if we had to guess (purely speculatory) there likely just weren’t enough pre-orders to warrant production of the line, as this happened to a number of announced DC Collectibles figures in recent years.
Coming Soon From Diamond Select
Our friends over at Diamond Select Toys have a pretty strong lineup of new products that just went up for pre-order this week including products from almost every major license in their arsenal! There are new products from Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, Star Trek, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Netflix’s Castlevania! Check out the solicitations below and pre-order here!
Castlevania Select Wave 1 Set of 3 Figures – $74.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Dracula beware! The new action figure line based on Netflix’s Castlevania TV series bands together the three heroes who took on the Lord of Darkness – Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades and Alucard. Each features approximately 16-20 points of articulation and comes with interchangeable weapons and accessories. Each figure comes packaged in the display ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel art work for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force!
DC Comics Gallery Darkseid Deluxe Figure – $62.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! All hail Darkseid! The ruler of Apokolips gets ready to pulverize his foes in this all-new PVC Diorama from the DC Gallery line! Based on his comic-book appearance, it measures approximately 10″ tall and includes an alternate head where his eyes crackle with Omega Beams. Made from high-grade plastic, it comes packaged in a full-color window box.
DC Comics Gallery The Joker Figure – $44.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Clown Prince of Crime is the new King of the DC Gallery line! Measuring approximately 9″ tall, this PVC sculpture of the Joker features detailed sculpting by Alterton based on a designby Caesar. With a playing card in one hand and a dagger behind his back, the Joker has his eye on taking over your toy shelf! Packaged in full-color Gallery packaging.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Gallery Godzilla Figure – $62.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the deep, a new line of Gallery PVC Dioramas rises! Starring Godzilla, his allies and his enemies, each diorama features exacting sculptural and paint detail. The first offering features Godzilla in his 1991 appearance, from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and measures approximately 10″ tall. Connect it with King Ghidorah (sold separately) to form a larger diorama! Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza.
Marvel Animated Captain Marvel Limited Edition Statue – $34.99
A Diamond Select Release. Higher, faster, farther, cuter! Captain Marvel, the big-screen superstar of 2019, is now super-adorb in this resin statue! Based on the cartoon style cover artwork of Marvel Comics, this statue comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity.
Legends in 3D Marvel Captain America 1/2 Scale Limited Edition Bust – $134.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s an American Legend! DST captures the first Avenger as a half-scale bust, the newest in the Legends in 3D line of busts. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale resin bust features incredible detail that’s almost as large as life. Limited to only 1000 pieces, the bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color hand-numbered box.
Marvel Comic Gallery Punisher Figure – $44.99
A Diamond Select Release. The Punisher is getting ready to go out on a hit, and you are there! This all-new Gallery PVC diorama depicts the Punisher in his workshop, surrounded by tools, knives, jumper cables … Frank Castle needs for a successful night on the town. Based on his appearance in Marvel Comics, this PVC diorama measures approximately 9″ tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Marvel Comic Gallery Thanos Statue – $44.99
The Mad Titan is ready to wipe out the Marvel Universe in this Marvel Gallery statue! Measuring approximately 9-inches tall, this sculpture of Thanos shows him standing atop a pile of skulls, daring any hero to try and stop him. With the Infinity Gauntlet on one hand, your toy collection is doomed! Made of high-grade plastic, this piece features detailed sculpting by Phil Ramirez based on a design by Caesar. Packaged in full-color Gallery packaging.
Marvel Premier Collection Captain Marvel Limited Edition Statue – $134.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Captain Marvel soars into the Marvel Premier Collection! The silver screen star stands nearly 11″ tall in this resin statue depicting the heroine running in her trademark leather jacket. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, each sculpture comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity.
Nightmare Before Christmas D-Formz Box of 12 Figures – $69.99
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Horror has never been so cute! The Nightmare Before Christmas gets super-deformed in this new series of D-Formz PVC figurines. Featuring Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Doc Finkelstein and Santa Claus in a chibi style, this assortment includes two of each style, plus two rare variant figurines.
Nightmare Before Christmas Select Series Wave 8 Set of 3 Figures – $74.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! The nightmare continues! The Nightmare Before Christmas provides year-round enjoyment, and the hit action figure line continues with three all-new figure sets, each with a piece of a larger diorama! Burnt Santa Jack, Small Vampire with Big Witch, and Short Vampire with Little Witch each come with pieces to build the Halloween Town guillotine environment. Each set comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference.
Star Trek TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 HD Edition Vehicle – $54.99
From the classic Star Trek TV series, comes Captain Kirk’s legendary USS Enterprise NCC-1701! The highly detailed ship is about 14-inches long and features light-up action and an optional display base, plus original series sound effects… including the voice of William Shatner. This exclusive HD version even showcases additional details as they appear in the re-mastered episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series!Please note: Packaging says “16-inches long,” but this item is actually 14-inches long. The Star Trek TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 HD Edition Vehicle uses 3x “AAA” batteries that come included.
Star Wars Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi) Bust – $84.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Use the Force, Luke! The Jedi master we all know and love is now the newest bust in the Star Wars resin bust line from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Based on his appearance in the final scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this bust of Luke Skywalker shows him with his lightsaber in one hand and is packaged in a numbered full-color box with a certificate of authenticity.