Hello and welcome once again to 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 know you’re probably tired of hearing it, but San Diego Comic-Con, the largest annual pop culture event in the world, is coming up fast! We could not possibly be more excited about the convention and all of the new convention exclusive items that we can look forward to hunting down, many of which are being covered in this week’s column! We have some great convention exclusive reveals from our friends at Diamond Select Toys and Nickelodeon this week that are sure to make your wallet cringe in fear! We also have some fantastic new announcements from Hasbro, Mezco, Funko, and more in the toy news for the week of July 2nd, 2019!
Armor Up For War
Hasbro is making sure you’re ready to punish your enemies in battle with their new Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine Wearable Helmet Replica! This wearable replica is based on the character’s appearance in the Marvel Future Fight video game, featuring a Punisher stylization, a removable magnetic faceplate, light up eyes, and sound effects! This new helmet is due to hit the market this October (start working on the rest of your Halloween costume now!) for just $100! It’s up for preorder at Entertainment Earth now!
Geared up in War Machine armor, The Punisher’s advanced one-man war on crime is unstoppable! Inspired by the Marvel Future Fight video game, this Marvel Legends Series 1:1 full-scale premium roleplay item is highly detailed and features electronic lights and sounds. In addition to 2 glowing LED eyes, the helmet has a magnetized faceplate that can be detached and then connected to the top. Attaching and detaching the faceplate triggers the light-up eyes and sound FX. With premium sculpting and design, this helmet is an impressive addition to any Marvel collection. The helmet interior and the faceplate are detailed to evoke the electronic design, while the exterior boasts a remarkable attention to detail and a beautiful finish. Collectors, fans, and Marvel enthusiasts alike can imagine suiting up and create their own vigilante adventures!
More Marvel-ous Hot Toys
This week there’s a new film hitting the Marvel Cinematic Universe with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘, so naturally the team over at Hot Toys are ready with an all new 1:6th scale figure based on the film! The latest Marvel Hot Toys figure is Upgraded Suit Spider-Man based on his appearance in the third act of ‘Far From Home’!
This 11″tall figure sports around 30 points of articulation and comes packaged with both masked and unmasked heads, interchangeable eyepieces for the masked head, a cell phone, magnetic web wings, web effects, E.D.I.T.H. glasses, a mask accessory, and an assortment of alternative hands. There is also one extra accessory that has not been revealed yet that will be included! This item is likely a spoiler. Check the full release info below!
Spider-Man: Far From Home- 1/6th scale Spider-Man (Upgraded Suit)
The release of Spider-Man: Far From Home is just around the corner! Peter Parker plans to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks with his friends for a vacation in Europe, but several creature attacks are plaguing the continent. Nick Fury will have to call out our friendly neighborhood Spidey for his assistance! With the reveals of brand new Spider-Man suits in the trailers and TV spots, fans are getting very excited for Spidey’s alternative appearances. Today, Hot Toys is ecstatic to bring you Spider-Man and his Upgraded Suit based on Spider-Man: Far From Home in 1/6th scale Collectible Figure prior to the official movie release!
Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland’s appearance in the movie, the latest Spider-Man figure features a newly developed head sculpt with astonishing likeness, a masked head sculpt with multiple pairs of interchangeable Spider-Man eyepieces to create numerous Spider-Man’s expressions, a beautifully designed red and black Upgraded Suit with detailed web pattern, an extremely wide variety of accessories including a set of brand new web wings, a pair of glasses, a Spider-Man mask, a smartphone, assorted spider-web shooting effect parts, and a movie-themed dynamic figure stand. What’s more, additional accessory for this Spider-Man figure will be arriving soon! Stay tuned for a special surprise! This Spider-Man in his newly developed Upgraded Suit will surely make a great addition to your favorite wall crawler display!
If that isn’t enough for you, Hot Toys also released new images announcing a new Stark Tech Gauntlet accessory that will now be included with their upcoming Iron Man Mark IXXXV 1:6th scale figure, which is due out in late 2020! The Gauntlet will feature built in LED lights that will light up each of the Infinity Stones!
Do You Want To Play A Game?
While the hype around the ‘Saw’ franchise may have cooled off, collectors are always game for new horror merchandise! The team at Mezco knows this full well, and this week they announced their new Mezco Designer Series Mega Scale Talking Billy Figure! This 15″ figure is based on the iconic Billy puppet from the ‘Saw’ films! Billy features 11 points of articulation, plus built-in sound clips with dialogue from the films! Billy will be riding his tint tricycle onto the market this winter for around $94. Check the release info from Mezco below!
Mezco Designer Series Mega Scale Talking Billy Figure
The MDS Mega Scale Talking Saw figure stands at a menacing 15” tall and features 11 points of articulation. Depress the button discretely hidden on his back to activate sound. Billy is outfitted in his infamous tuxedo and bowtie. His blackened eyes and red irises are always watching. Billy is the mechanical ventriloquist puppet used by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. He was used to inform the victims of Jigsaw’s deadly games about the rules and instructions they had to follow in order to survive. The MDS Mega Scale Saw: Talking Billy is packaged in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display.
DST Previews SDCC Offerings
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys are preparing to head to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 just a few weeks and you all know what that means! That’s right, a whole mountain of new exclusive items that will be available at the convention! This year’s offerings include products from The Real Ghostbusters, John Wick, Invader Zim, Pacific Rim, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC, and so many more! Check out the full release info for all of this year’s SDCC offerings from Diamond Select Toys below!
Real Ghostbusters Action Figures Spectral GB Box Set
The classic tan costumes return with a surprise twist in this new Ghostbusters action figures box set! Composed of ectoplasmic energy, the Spectral Ghostbusters step off the screen and into your hands, their first time in the 7” Select scale! The creepy quartet are joined by an exclusive angry Mr. Stay-Puft and an exclusive Spectral Terror Dog. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120
Lost in Space Vinimates Retro B9 Vinyl Figure
B9 goes back in time in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Decked out in a classic red-and-blue paint scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Limited to 250 pieces. $10
Forbidden Planet Vinimates Retro Robby Vinyl Figure
Robby the Robot gets a new paint job in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Sporting a classic red-and-blue color scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. $10
Invader Zim Vinimates Extra Doom Vinyl Figure 2-Pack
Doom! This exclusive Extra Doom Edition of Zim and Gir shows them at their most evil, all shadowy and doom-forecasting. Each 4-inch-scale vinyl figure has an articulated head, and both come packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20
John Wick VInimates Chapter 1 Vinyl Figure
John Wick is back, and this time he brought a change of clothes! Wearing his classic white shirt-black suit combo from the first film, John is ready for revenge at 4 inches tall, with an articulated head. Packaged in a full-color window box, limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10
Iron Giant Vinimates Weathered Vinyl Figure
Check out the Metal Man! The Iron Giant is his shiniest ever in this new, exclusive paint scheme. Painted in metallic paint with weathering effects, this 4-inch vinyl figure has an articulated neck and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10
Pacific Rim Uprising Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger Action Figure
The main Jaeger of Pacific Rim Uprising rejoins the fight in this exclusive battle-damaged variant figure. With the scars of a Kaiju battle all over, she stands nearly 8 inches tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Limited to only 250 pieces. $20
Muppets Select Deluxe Messy Swedish Chef Action Figure
Bork bork bork! The Swedish Chef has caused a kitchen catastrophe in this exclusive variant action figure from the Muppets Select line. With food splattered all over his apron, he comes with a slew of food and dishes, plus a table to cook on and even a chicken! Packages in a full-color window box with fifth panel. Limited to only 500 pieces. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $30
Star Trek Starship Legends Gold Enterprise NCC-1701-C
The Enterprise C has left space dock, and her first stop is SDCC! Painted gold as it is often seen on the walls of the Enterprise, this model of the Enterprise C measures approximately 16 inches long, the first time the iconic ship has been done in this scale. Packaged in a full-color window box, it includes a display stand. Limited to only 250 pieces. $60.00
Star Wars Concept Sandtrooper Mini-Bust
This exclusive mini-bust is inspired by the pre-visualization artwork of the original Star Wars films. Depicting one of the first known illustrations of a Sandtrooper, this 6-inch scale bust is limited to 750 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120
DC Premier Collection Harley Quinn Gem Edition Statue
Harley’s got the diamonds, and now you can get Harley! This exclusive limited-edition statue of Harley Quinn shows her holding one of the Joker’s Jokerfish, and has real diamonds set into the leg of her costume! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, it was hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore and includes a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 200 pieces. $200
Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force X-23 as Wolverine PVC Diorama
She’s back in black – and grey! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, changes her clothes in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose in her grey-and-black X-Force uniform, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. Limited to 6,000 pieces. $50
Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force Deadpool PVC Diorama
Deadpool returns to SDCC in style! Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This exclusive X-Force Edition of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! Limited to 10,000 pieces. $50
Legends in 3D Marvel Comic SDCC X-Force Deadpool ½ Scale Bust
X-Force Assemble! This exclusive ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth in his X-Force colors measures approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! $150
DC Gallery SDCC Speed Force Flash PVC Diorama
Time to enter the Speed Force! This exclusive 9-inch scale PVC diorama of the Flash racing across a wave is the latest in the DC Gallery line. Made from high-quality plastic, this detailed translucent sculpture delivers the look of a resin statue at a fraction of the price and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas. Flash Fact: It comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is limited to only 7,000 pieces! Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Joe Menna. $50
Marvel Gallery SDCC Captain Marvel SHIELD PVC Diorama
She’s Carol Danvers, Agent of SHIELD! Captain Marvel dons the black and silver of a SHIELD operative in this SDCC-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a graceful pose in her new uniform, Laura stands approximately 10 inches tall atop a logo base and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Limited to 4,000 pieces. $50
Ghostbusters Movie Slimed Action Figures Box Set
Available at participating retailers on the show floor (get a list at booth #2401)! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic horror-comedy Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys has created the ultimate movie collectible – the slimed action figure 4-pack! Featuring Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston in their slimed appearances, each action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands, removable walkie-talkies and more. Packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, this set is limited to only 1984 pieces! Designed by Yuri Timing, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. SRP: $80
Nickelodeon Is Ready For SDCC
While they’ve had a presence at San Diego Comic-Con in years past, this year Nickelodeon is coming at the convention hard! Their convention exclusive offerings seem to be bigger than ever with a lot of items fans will be clamoring to get their hands on! This year Nickelodeon has convention exclusives based on many of their most popular properties including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spongebob, Rugrats, and of course plenty of other 90’s throwback items that are a tip of the hat to a bygone era of Nickelodeon’s heyday! Be sure to check out all of the Nickelodeon San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusives below!
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Exclusive Shredder Figure
The Shredder is back! Based on Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Shredder figure comes ready to attack! The Turtles’ ultimate nemesis stands nearly 6” tall and features a ball-joint articulated head with a sinister facial expression and glowing red eyes, a body molded in a translucent brown with gray, metallic-sprayed armor, and shredding claw weapon accessories. He also has slide joint neck articulation, waist articulation, ball-joint articulated shoulders, and hips, knee and ankle articulation so you can pose him in hundreds of different ways. Shredder comes packed out in a highly-collectible, uniquely-styled, five-sided penta-shaped window box placed in a protective white mailer box calling out the “2019 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Shredder” name.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Odd Sox
The lean, mean, green team is hitting the street – and your feet – with these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles socks!
SpongeBob SquarePants MasterPiece Memes
Memes in real life! 8” collectible vinyl figures bring to life fan-favorite show and movie moments that have now become some of the most popular viral memes. Featuring exceptional details and window packaging for collector displays, the SDCC figures include Mocking Imagination SpongeBob and Surprised Patrick. These figures will be sold with a 20th Anniversary enamel pin of either SpongeBob or Patrick.
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeHeads
There’s a party in Bikini Bottom and your head is invited! Dress up as your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants characters with the 20” soft, inflatable headwear! Made to fit most kid and adults heads, SpongeHeads allow fans of all ages to show off their favorite characters in a silly fashion-statement! Let the party begin!
Metallic Green Reptar EEKEEZ
Exclusive Reptar Eekeez Figurine modeled after your favorite Rugrats character. Hand painted resin figurine featuring realistic wood carved design, measuring approximately 4” tall
Chuckie Finster Bitty Boomer
Bitty Boomers are ultra-portable, beyond adorable, wireless licensed Bluetooth speakers. Don’t be fooled, what they lack in size, they make up for with clear, powerful, room filling sound. Tiny Size. Huge Sound. Bitty Boomers are just under 2″ in height and .25 of an lb. in weight so they can easily be carried in a pocket, or strapped to a backpack or gym bag (the strap is included- as is the USB charger) and so they can go wherever you go. They hold a charge for up to five hours. Our coating not only makes them a much more attractive item but it also gives them a water-resistant property that allows them to be taken to the gym, the pool, the beach, or virtually anywhere.
Nick ‘90s Fanny Pack
The ’90s may be all that, but with this fanny pack featuring Nickelodeon’s most iconic ’90s series, you’ll be looking all that… and a bag of chips!
The Nick Box is back with an exclusive 2019 San Diego Comic-Con enamel pin! Each Nick Box comes filled with exclusive collectibles, apparel, accessories, home goods and so much more, featuring all your favorite classic Nickelodeon shows. The Nick Box is a quarterly, subscription service that brings your most memorable Nickelodeon experiences right to your front door, but the Nick Box at SDCC features an SDCC exclusive. This installment features these items and more:
- Exclusive Chokey Chicken Pin: “Yee Haw! You in the mood for chicken that looks good, tastes good, and even smells good? Then come on down to the Chokey Chicken! Commemorate your favorite O-Town original chicken joint along with Rocko and friends with this SDCC exclusive enamel pin!”
- What’s Cookin’?: This tasty Winter box is full of exclusive items that will make your mouth water. Feeling hungry? Let us serve you up some Nick classics!
- Spinning Reptar On Ice Kitchen Timer: What better way to know when your food is done cooking than with this rad Reptar on Ice timer! If only this ice spectacular was playing in a rink near you.
- Mr. Tastee Vinyl Figure: We found Mr. Tastee and he is the coolest Nick Box exclusive vinyl! Can’t get him anywhere else.
- Cookie Stamp Set: Make every batch of cookies perfect for snack time! Featuring Tommy, Chuckie, and the cookie queen herself, Angelica.
- Powdered Toast Man Apron: To be a master chef in the kitchen, one must dress like one! And nothing makes you feel like you have the power than with Powdered Toast Man!
- Jolly Good Sardines Socks: Cover up your feet in the cold with these sweet Wild Thornberrys socks! You’ll make even sardines look smashing.
- Hey Arnold! Refrigerator Magnets: Add these fruit boys to your fridge! The Nick Box is the only place to get these Arnold and Gerald magnets.
- Good Burger Pillow Cover: You know what your pillow is missing? A classic Good Burger look! You will definitely have some sweet dreams.
- Enchanted Up-Chucks Pin Set: This pin set is perfect for any pin collector! You can find these one-of-a-kind pins only in the Nick Box!
- Good Burger Squishy: This Squishy is like having a real Good Burger, but without all the grease! Perfect for poking and squeezing. Order up!
Funko SDCC Exclusives Keep Coming
While we definitely seem to have hit a wall when it comes to the bombardment of SDCC exclusive Funko items being announced after the last two weeks of multiple daily announcements, this week we’ve got at least two more exclusive Funko items that we’re sure many of you will be adding to your wishlists! This week Funko revealed two new ‘Star Wars’ SDCC Exclusive POP! Vinyl figures in the form of Green Chrome Boba Fett and Green Chrome Yoda! Boba Fett will be a shared exclusive with Amazon, while Yoda will be shared with FYE, making both of these a little bit easier to get for those who are trying to keep up with collecting POP! Vinyls from a galaxy far far away.
Class Is In Session
With Marvel Comics celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year, a lot of companies are looking to celebrate the birthday of the brand and its popular characters. The team at Funko is no exception to this, as we have already seen several Marvel 80th Anniversary POP! Vinyls announced in recent weeks. This week they’re adding a few more to the mix with the reveal of the Classic X-Men team! This new wave of POP! Vinyls include Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, and Angel all in their original X-Men uniforms from their very first appearance! There is currently no word on if or when we might see Iceman, the fifth and final member of the original X-Men team, joining the POP! Vinyl line, but we wouldn’t be too surprised to see him turn up soon as a retailer exclusive.
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!