These New Marvel Legends Are ‘Far From Home’
This week the team over at Hasbro has officially unveiled their latest wave of 6″ scale Marvel Legends figures, which is heavily themed around this summer’s upcoming superhero blockbuster ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’! As always, this wave is comprised of a healthy mix of both movie and comic styled figures, with three movie figures (not including the build-a-figure) and four comic styled figures. From the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ we have Spider-Man, Stealth Suit Spider-Man, and Mysterio! Meanwhile on the comic styled end of things, we’ve got Hydro-man, Scorpion, Spider-Woman, and Doppelganger! If you collect the entire wave, you’ll be able to build your very own movie styled Molten Man build-a-figure! These are due out in stores early this summer.
NECA’s TMNT Go On A World Tour
It would seem that not even strict licensing restrictions can stop the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ from partying all over the world! This week NECA has issued a press release announcing that they have expanded their ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ license to extend globally and bring their TMNT products to fans world wide! Initially their license only allowed for the sale of their TMNT figures at select retailers in the United States and Australia only. This is great news for TMNT fans all over the globe, check the full press release below!
NECA’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES LINE GOES GLOBAL!
Licensing agreement with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products expanded to include international territories
April 22, 2019 – U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) announced today the expansion of its licensing agreement with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). For the first time ever, NECA’s distribution agreement will include international markets, allowing its bestselling TMNT action figures and collectibles to be sold in dozens of countries around the world from Asia to Europe to South America.
NECA first acquired the TMNT license in 2016 and has produced an expansive line of collector products based on the franchise’s movies and animated series, including action figures, prop replicas, accessories, collectibles and more. Until now, NECA items have only been available in the U.S., and this expansion into international markets will bring NECA’s TMNT product to fans around the world.
“Bringing our Turtle product to fans worldwide is something we have wanted for years. Thanks to our great partnership with Nickelodeon, we are so grateful to finally give loyal international Turtle fans – who have been supporting our TMNT line since its inception – an opportunity to collect this fantastic range,” said Randy Falk, NECA’s director of product development.
NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) is a leading creator, marketer, and global distributor of licensed consumer products based on some of the world’s most recognizable movies, video games, comic books, and pop culture. The NECA group of companies includes game developer and publisher WizKids, urban vinyl icon Kidrobot, and Joseph Enterprises, Inc., the creator of Chia Pet, The Clapper and other iconic American products.
About Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) oversees all merchandising and retail operations for Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading multimedia entertainment companies and home to such powerhouse brands as Nickelodeon, MTV, Paramount Network, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. With a diverse portfolio spanning animation, preschool, youth and adult licenses, VNCP is committed to providing key partner development and innovative marketing solutions, ensuring the highest quality product offering across some of the world’s most powerful TV and entertainment properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Super7 Reveals ‘ALIEN Day’ Surprises
One of our favorite annual holiday’s is coming up this Friday with ‘ALIEN Day’! The holiday is made to celebrate the classic ‘ALIEN’ film franchise on April 26th, or 4/26, in honor of LV-426, which is the planet seen in the first two ‘ALIEN’ films. Super7 has been celebrating the ‘ALIEN’ brand for years, so it should come as no surprise to see them announcing some new ‘ALIEN Day’ exclusive collectibles! This years offerings come in the form of two new ‘ALIEN’ ReAction retro styled figures in special new colorways! Check the release from Super7 below!
“There are things so terrifying, they only exist in a nightmare… or outer space.”
Friday – 4/26 is Alien Day 2019 and to commemorate LV-426, Super7 will be dropping these exclusive Alien ReAction Figures: First is the terrifying Xenomorph in a clear glitter space blue with matching card back. Then there is the doomed Nostromo crew member Kane in a horrifying red with matching card back. Both of these figures and their card art were inspired by the awesome original 1979 Alien concept poster art by Bill Gold that was not used for the film’s release.
These will be available online in the Super7 webstore and at our San Francisco and San Diego stores. See you next Friday!
Hot Toys Is Going To Hell(Boy)
While his new movie may be tanking at the box office, Hellboy definitely still has his fans out there. It’s also hard to argue that even if people aren’t loving the new film, the character design looks truly badass, so it isn’t at all surprising to see Hot Toys throwing their hat into the proverbial Hellboy ring with an all new 1:6th scale Hellboy figure! The new Hot Toys Hellboy figure is based on the heroes appearance in his latest film, as portrayed by David Harbour (best known as Hopper on ‘Stranger Things’). The figure stands approximately 12.6″ tall and includes x2 pistols, an Excalibur sword, interchangeable long and short horns, a removable coat and t-shirt, a flame crown, and so much more! Check the full release info from Hot Toys below!
“My boy, you are the only hope for the future.” – Professor Broom
Hellboy is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human. An agent with The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, he battles many creatures and an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. To celebrate the grand release of Hellboy in cinemas, Hot Toys is thrilled to present the devilish Hellboy and his Right Hand of Doom in the latest 1/6th scale collectible figure inspired by the movie.
Skillfully crafted based on the appearance of Hellboy from the movie of the same title, the highly-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with two styles of interchangeable horns translating all the intricate details, a specially painted body showing detailed skin texture with enhanced articulations, perfectly tailored outfit, an array of weapons and accessories including the iconic Excalibur sword, pistols, sword of fire and lighting effect accessory for alternative display styles, a movie-themed figure stand with burning flame diorama accessories and character backdrop.
Own this wise-cracking superhero at your side to kick start your Hellboy collection!