Aloha one and all, and welcome 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!
This week we’re ready to celebrate! It’s the middle of summer and a great time to get together with your favorite people and get out toy hunting! There are lots of awesome new things hitting the market, and even more things being announced for a fall release that you’ll want to keep an eye out for this holiday season! This week we’ve got somw spectacular new items from our friends at NECA, DC Collectibles, Hasbro, and so many more! What are you waiting for? Dive into the toy news for the week of July 9th, 2019!
Hasbro Shows Off New Marvel Multi-Packs
While we first saw these back at Toy Fair in February, this week Hasbro has released new official images of the number of upcoming figure two-packs in their popular 6″ scale Marvel Legends line! Each of these new sets is based on one of the many films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a set based on ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ that comes with Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter, a set based on ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’ that includes Louis and Ghost, a set based on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ with Hela and Skurge the Executioner, and an ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ themed set with Iron Man and Spider-Man loaded to the gills with accessories! These sets are due to hit stores any day now so be sure to keep your eyes peeled while out toy hunting!
Captain America: The First Avenger
Antman & The Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Batman Gets Shellshocked
Earlier this year DC entertainment released their latest animated film ‘Batman vs The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ to much acclaim from fans of both franchises. Now the team at DC Collectibles is giving those fans a chance to bring the action into their toy collection with an all-new line of action figure two-packs featuring characters from the film! Figure sets include Batman with Leonardo, Robin with Rafael, Batgirl with Donatello, Alfred with Michelangelo, and of course Ra’s Al Ghul with The Shredder! These are due exclusively in GameStop stores this fall, check the full release info below and pre-order them here!
Thrilled to announce our Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line. Each 2-pack comes with a variety of accessories and hits stores beginning in September of 2019! Sold exclusively at GameStop! MSRP: $49.99
Batman and Leonardo – In Store September 2019
Robin and Raphael – In Store September 2019
Batgirl and Donatello – In Store October 2019
Alfred and Michelangelo – In Store November 2019
Ra’s Al Ghul and Shredder – In Store December 2019
NECA Teases ‘Toony Terrors’
NECA first showed off their new ‘Toony Terrors’ toyline of stylized horror figures back at Toy Fair in February, but now they’re finally showing off the fully package figures that we can expect to see hitting stores towards the end of the summer season! This line gives us an animated take on some of our favorite horror icons like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Pennywise the Clown! Series one of the line includes each of these icons, even including a version of Pennywise based on both adaptations of Stephen King’s ‘It’!
While this line features no articulation, each of these 6″ scale figures comes packaged on a classic style blister card that features a card back that doubles as backdrop for each specific character. Now we just have to wait for someone to make a 6″ scale ‘Scooby-Doo’ action figure line for the terror to truly begin!
Hot Toys Brings Us More Comic Movie Icons
The team Hot Toys is well known for producing some of the highest quality 1:6 scale collectibles on the market. Every time there’s a new comic book or sci-fi film on the horizon, the team at Hot Toys is ready to go with new figures for the film! So it should come as no surprise that this week we’ve got two new comic book movie icons coming to their 12″ scale figure line later this year!
First up we have the convention exclusive Two-Face from Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’! This figure features a likeness of actor Aaron Eckhart and will be exclusively available as a traveling convention exclusive from Hot Toys. That means you’ll be able to pick it up at several high-profile events like San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and more conventions throughout the next year. Two-Face includes a pistol, a shot glass, his iconic coin, as well as a number of alternative hands. Check out the full release information from Hot Toys below!
The Dark Knight – 1/6th scale Two Face Collectible Figure
“The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you…the dawn is coming.”
The Joker tied up Harvey Dent, and when Batman attempts to save him, an explosion set off caused half of Harvey burnt, disfiguring him in The Dark Knight. The tragedy leaves Dent traumatized, mentally disturbing him into insanity, blaming Batman for his condition. Harvey always carries around a coin that he flips to determine whether he will do a good or evil deed.
After 11 years of Hot Toys’ first release of the figure, we are excited to revisit this villain – Two Face in 1/6th scale collectible figure from The Dark Knight. Skillfully crafted by our two incredibly talented painting artists and head sculptor at Hot Toys – JC. Hong and Yulli, this amazing figure is one of our Toy Fair Exclusive items this year only available in selected markets!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Aaron Eckhart as Two Face/Harvey Dent in the movie featuring a newly developed head sculpt with half burned face, finely tailored suit with burnt marks, highly-detailed weapon and accessories including pistol, glass with drink, badge, coins, and a movie-themed figure stand.
The Dark Knight collection wouldn’t be complete without this Two Face collectible figure.
We also have another traveling convention exclusive in the form of the legendary Stan Lee! This all new Stan Lee figure it’s based on his Cameo appearance in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’, wherein he is wearing a spacesuit and talking to The Watchers and telling all of his stories. Stan includes a space suit with removable helmet, removable glasses, a special diorama with backdrop for display purposes, and more! Check out the full details below!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – 1:6 Stan Lee® Collectible Figure
“Hey! I’ve got so many more stories to tell.”
Marvel legend Stan Lee, makes a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 just as he’s done in every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie! In his scene, which takes place on a planetoid called Xander, Stan Lee is surrounded by members of the Watchers, the ancient race who observe everything happening in the universe and who occasionally meddle in it despite a strict non-interference policy.
Often credited with transforming the industry forever, Stan The Man was an American comic book writer best known for his work with Marvel Comics. Today, Hot Toys proudly presents Stan Lee in the latest 1/6th scale collectible figure inspired by his cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 as one of this year’s Toy Fair Exclusive items only available in selected markets!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Stan Lee in the movie. Featuring a newly painted head sculpt with stunning likeness, a meticulously tailored costume featuring Stan Lee’s yellow space-suit in the movie, a pair of glasses, a specially designed rock-themed diorama figure stand with intricate stone details and a specially designed space backdrop with lenticular effect inspired by the movie scene when Rocket and Groot are Space-Traveling above Stan Lee and the Watchers!
Reserve a spot for this remarkable Stan Lee figure. His inevitable cameo is way more awesome than you realize!
McFarlane Is ‘Doom’ed
The ‘Doom’ video game franchise has been around for over twenty-five years, and somehow in a quarter of a century, no one has managed to make a proper action figure of the Doom Marine. That all changes now thanks to the team of McFarlane Toys, who have released new images and information for their upcoming 7″ scale figure of the iconic video game hero! The new McFarlane Doom Marine is based on the character’s appearance in the most recent game in the series, which was a reboot simply titled ‘Doom’ that released in 2017. The figure features 22 points of articulation and includes a shotgun, plus both an extended and sheathed arm blade. With an anticipated price point of just $21.99, there’s no chance in hell this figure will be sitting on shelves for long! Check out the full release info from McFarlane Toys below!
Wynonna Earp Heads To SDCC
Another week passes, and Funko announces yet another San Diego Comic Con exclusive POP! Vinyl! This week it’s the highly-anticipated POP! of Wynonna Earp from the television series of the same name! POP! Vinyls based on this television show were announced a while back oh, but this is the first time any of them have seen the light of day, leading many to believe that the entire line may end up being convention exclusive similarly to the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ line. As of now it is not been announced if this will be shared anywhere, where if it will we truly convention exclusive San Diego Comic Con 2019.
Flayers Gonna Flay
The latest season of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ hit Netflix this past week on the 4th of July, and fans have quickly been through the whole season in a matter of hours. With only eight episodes of the season it’s no surprise that people blew through it and no time at all, it should also be no surprise that the team at Funko is ready to bring plenty of new ‘Stranger Things’ products to your collection! This week they announced a number of new POP! Vinyls based on the new third season of the show, including many of your favorite characters like eleven, Mike, Joyce, and Lifeguard Billy. There will also be a 6″ Super Sized POP! Of the terrifying Bruce/Tom Monster that is sure to make your skin crawl!
If those aren’t enough for you, Funko also has a whole new wave of Mystery Minis coming out based on the new season of the show. Check out the full wave lineup below! There are even a few retailer exclusives available at Hot Topic and Target for all of you completionists out there!
Hot Topic Exclusives
The Doctor Is In
The team Funko is diving back into the Doctor Who well, with an all new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the most recent season of the show. New pops include The 13th Doctor with Goggles, the Reconnaissance Dalek, and The Kerblam Man! These are due in stores this summer.
Funko Enters The ‘Treehouse Of Horror’
The annual Halloween special ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ animated series are a personal favorite of mine. Like so many of you, I look forward to these new special episodes each and every year to see ‘Simpsons’ writers lampoon yet another horror classic in an anthology setting. This week the team at Funko has decided to delve back into some classic ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episodes to bring fans a horrific new wave of ‘Simpsons’ POP! Vinyls, including King Homer, Panther Marge, Fly Boy Bart, Demon Lisa, and Alien Maggie! These are due in stores by the end of summer, so they can join your collection just in time for the Halloween season!
The Queens Of Winterfell
Winter has come and gone by now with the recent finale of HBO’s acclaimed high fantasy series ‘Game Of Thrones’, but collectors are nowhere near being done with the brand! Thankfully the team at Funko are also big fans of ‘Game Of Thrones’, as they continue to release new collectibles based on the license after the show’s conclusion. This week they announced some spoilery new items based on the final season of the hit series, with an all new ‘Queen Of The North’ Sansa Stark POP! Vinyl, and a POP! Moment of Daenerys and Jorah Mormont with swords drawn at The Battle Of Winterfell! These are both expected to hit stores this summer.
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!