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September has arrived and Fall is officially here! We don’t know about you, but something about all the kids heading back to school, the crisp fall air, and the imminent feeling of impending Halloween season just does it for us. It also helps that with the new Fall season, comes all of the new Fall toys and collectibles! This week we’ve got some great new stuff from our friends at QMX, 1000Toys, Funko, and more! Don’t waste another second, dive on down below into the Toy News for the week of September 3rd, 2019!
The Dark Knight Rises At Amazon
It’s Batman’s 80th birthday and everyone should be celebrating! Warner Brothers Consumer Products has teamed up with the crew at Amazon to commemorate the occasion in a big way by opening several specialty pop-up stores in a few select major cities that will carry the largest collection of limited edition Batman merchandise ever in one place! Well, four places, but we digress.
Fans in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, we’ll be able to visit these special pop-up stores during the month of September, starting on Thursday, August 29th, and ending on Wednesday, September 30th. Thankfully for those of us who aren’t located in any of those cities, Amazon is also launching a special limited-time Batman online Marketplace at Amazon.com/Batman, where many of the same Collectibles to be found in the shop can be purchased by those of us at home.
On top of being stocked with some fantastic Batman-themed toys, apparel, and home-goods, many of these items are brand new and were exclusively produced just for this pop-up store oh, so they won’t be found anywhere else! Be sure to check out the full press release below from Warner Brothers and Amazon!
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS LAUNCH BATMAN AT PRESENTED BY AMAZON SHOPS IN CELEBRATION OF THE 80th ANNIVERSARY
Largest collection of limited-edition anniversary merchandise to be featured in select locations: Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles; Available online at Amazon.com/batman
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in collaboration with Amazon, continue the yearlong celebration of the 80th anniversary of Batman, with custom Batman curated ‘presented by Amazon’ shops in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The interactive shopping experience is designed for fans of all ages and features limited-edition merchandise from toys and apparel, to home goods and collectibles, honoring the world’s #1 superhero.
Product Highlights and Experiences Include:
· Play with the new Imaginext Transforming Batmobile R/C from Fisher-Price
· Two new Batman FUNKO Pop! figures
· New release toys from Fisher-Price, Mattel, LEGO, and more
· Special 80th anniversary photo opportunities for social sharing
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, Aug. 29 – Wednesday, Sept. 30
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd (Suite 9255), Los Angeles, CA 90067
Mon-Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am -10 pm
Sun: 11 am – 8 pm
Westfield Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center (The Cube), Skokie, IL 60077
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Westfield San Francisco Centre
845 Market Street (Space 9205), San Francisco CA, 94103
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Sun: 11 am – 7 pm
Fashion Show Las Vegas
3200 South Las Vegas Blvd (Space 5547), Las Vegas, NV 89109
Mon-Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 11 am -7 pm
Get Ready To Kick Shell At Gamestop
If you missed this year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles box set from NECA, then you’re in luck! This week NECA and the team at GameStop have confirmed that the figures originally available only in that four-pack are going to be available as individual figure releases exclusively at GameStop stores next spring! They may seem like a long time to wait, but considering how hard it is to get some of these sdcc exclusive figures from NECA, waiting seems a small price to pay.
Figures in this wave include Splinter, the Shredder, and two different variations of a Foot Soldier (each packaged with different accessories). They’re all up for pre-order now at GameStop!
Hot Toys Old And New
As always, the team at Hot Toys has their finger on the pulse of the collectors community. So naturally, as always, they know damn well what people want from them and are bringing it to the table. This week Hot Toys announced to new figures from some of their most popular licenses, Star Wars and Marvel.
From Marvel, Hot Toys is bringing us a new release of their fan-favorite ‘Homemade Suit’ Spider-Man! This figure is based on the costume’s look in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, a film in which it had a very small yet memorable appearance. The figure comes packaged with a Mysterio Drone, web effects, and a number of interchangeable eyepieces and hands to help you recreate all of your favorite scenes from the film. Check the full release from Hot Toys below.
Spider-Man: Far From Home – 1/6th Scale Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) Collectible Figure
Peter Parker has come back with more action scenes in Spider-Man: Far From Home to blow audiences’ minds! With a crazy whirlwind of imagery created by holographic techniques and projector drones, the thrilling battle between Spider-Man and Mysterio has been marked as one of the favorite sequence by audience. Inspired by the scenes with Spider-Man donning his homemade suit swinging away from Mysterio in the ultimate illusion, Hot Toys is very excited today to present the 1/6th scale Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) collectible figure based on Spider-Man’s newest adventure.
Made with meticulous craftsmanship, the collectible figure includes a masked head sculpt with 3 sets of interchangeable eyepieces for making a variety of facial expressions, a highly flexible specialized body for posing, and an intricately tailored outfit with web-shooters. A large assortment of accessories including a highly detailed 1/6th scale drone, two styles of shooting effect parts including smoke effect spider webs and regular spider webs, several pixelated effect accessories attachable to figure base, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo. How cool would it be to own this Spider-Man figure featuring our beloved webslinger back in the early stages of his newfound heroism! This will sure to be something that you do not want to miss!
Meanwhile, on the Star Wars front, Hot Toys is getting ready for the the third and final chapter of the latest Star Wars saga in ‘Star Wars Episode IX: Rise Of Skywalker’. While this figure was first shown off at San Diego Comic-Con the earlier this summer, this week Hot Toys has released more images and release information for their new Sith Trooper 1:6 scale figure! This figure features and all new sculpt for its armor oh, and includes a blaster as well as a number of interchangeable hands. Check for release info below!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Sith Trooper 1/6 Scale Figure
Eagerly awaited by Star Wars fans worldwide, the highly anticipated epic blockbuster Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker will finally be hitting the silver screen this December! Today Hot Toys is pleased to officially present the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the Sith Trooper from the upcoming Star Wars release!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is expertly crafted based on the appearance of Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featuring brand-new helmet and armor designs, skillfully applied paint applications throughout the armor, newly developed body and under-suit, two styles of blasters, a variety of interchangeable hands, and a character-theme figure stand! Star Wars fans shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to add this new Sith Trooper to your collection!
Our friends over at Quantum Mechanix are doing nostalgia right with the latest additions to their Q-Figs line arriving straight out of the 90s! QMX’s newest announcement is for four new Q-Figs based on the classic Jim Lee era X-Men team! Wolverine is already in stores, but now fans can look forward to him being joined by Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, and Storm; and they’re all going to be rocking their signature 90s costumes! If you want to add these to your collection, each one will set you back around $19.99 when they release next Spring. You can check out the full release info for these below!
X-Men Cyclops Q-Fig
Our Cyclops Q-Fig diorama features Scott Summers perched on the X-Men logo display base in a pitched battle with the Brotherhood of Mutants. Having just unleashed a powerful optic blast from his ruby-quartz visor, the remnants of the beam still linger around his visor and hover above his head. For your safety, the visor is not removable. This QMx Q-Fig Diorama captures Cyclops’ powers with hand-painted details and an X-Men display base. Cyclops stands 4 inches tall including the base. Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, was the first of the X-Men and one of the team’s primary leaders. His eyes project energy beams which must be contained by his protective lenses at all times. When he unleashes his optic blasts, not even steel can survive his gaze. Cyclops is just one in our series of Marvel Q-Fig Dioramas, so be sure to check out the rest of our amazing superheroes and villains. Collect them all and display them together!
X-Men Jean Grey Q-Fig
In our Jean Grey Q-Fig diorama, Jean uses her telekinetic powers to levitate multiple rocks she can throw at any Sentinel or evil mutant who dares challenge her. The rocks are positioned to hide how they are affixed to Jean – from almost any angle it appears the rocks are floating without any noticeable supports. This QMx Q-Fig diorama captures Jean Grey’s essence with hand-painted details and an X-Men display base. Jean stands 4 inches tall including the base. Jean Grey was a member of the original team of X-Men. Her telekinetic and telepathic powers make her one of the most powerful Omega-level mutants. Jean’s ability to read and manipulate minds rivals that of even Professor Xavier, and her telekinetic powers allow her to fly and lift massive objects with only her mind. Jean Grey was the first female member of the X-Men and was known as “Marvel Girl” before encountering the Phoenix Force. Jean Grey is just one in our series of Marvel Q-Fig Dioramas, so be sure to check out the rest of our amazing superheroes and villains. Collect them all and display them together!
X-Men Rogue Q-Fig
In our Rogue Q-Fig diorama, the team’s very own southern belle leaps off the X-Men logo base and directly into the face of danger. Rogue is positioned so she is nearly suspended in mid-air, hovering just above her stand. Sporting her iconic white-streaked hair, Rogue is preparing to remove her glove and absorb the abilities of any who foolishly oppose her. Though she’s barely touching the diorama, she’s safely secured and ready to display. Just don’t let her touch you. This QMx Q-Fig Diorama captures Rogue’s essence, down to her signature leather jacket and headband, with hand-painted details and an X-Men display base. Rogue stands 4 inches tall including the base. Hailing from the American South, Rogue can’t touch anyone without absorbing their personality, memories, abilities and powers. Both a blessing and a curse, Rogue’s mutant powers have made her one of the most prominent members of the X-Men since the 1980s. Originally conceived as a villain, much of Rogue’s history is shrouded in mystery. Rogue is just one in our series of Marvel Q-Fig Dioramas, so be sure to check out the rest of our amazing superheroes and villains. Collect them all and display them together!
X-Men Storm Q-Fig
Our Storm Q-Fig diorama showcases Ororo Munro as she summons lightning with her psionic ability to control the weather. Storm rides the air currents over her X-Men logo base, gliding into battle with the power of the elements on her side. Featured in her classic Jim Lee-designed costume, don’t be surprised if it starts raining in your house when you remove her from the box. This QMx Q-Fig Diorama captures Storm’s powers from every angle with hand-painted details and an X-Men display base. Storm stands 4 inches tall including the base. Ororo Munro, code-named Storm, is a powerful mutant with the ability to manipulate the weather and atmospheric phenomena. She can summon wind, rain, snow and lightning, as well as control solar winds and ocean currents. Admired for her calm intelligence and enlightened leadership as much as for her formidable powers, Storm has inspired those around her (and many of her readers) to greatness. Storm is just one in our series of Marvel Q-Fig Dioramas, so be sure to check out the rest of our amazing superheroes and villains. Collect them all and display them together!
1000Toys Says “Halo”
The team at 1000Toys is bringing you a whole new reason to get excited about the ‘Halo’ video game franchise. Their new 1:12 scale ‘Halo Re:Edit’ toyline is going to bring collectors an all-new stylized vision of some of ‘Halo’s most popular characters as reimagined by 1000Toys artists. The first figure in the line is set to be Master Chief in his MJOLNIR Mark V armor. Chief will be fully articulated and stand just over 7″ in height. As far as accessories go, Master Chief comes packing heat with two.pistils, an assault rifle, a Covenant Energy Sword, and a variety of alternative hands. The 1000Toys ‘Halo Re:Edit’ Master Chief MJOLNIR Mark V figure is set to release in April 2020 for a cool $125.00. Check the full release information from 1000Toys below!
1000toys is excited to introduce our RE:Edit Halo Action Figure Series, showcasing Microsoft’s best-selling video game series!
Kicking things off is the legendary Spartan super-soldier known as Master Chief. Starting with the iconic MJOLNIR Mark V armor featured in the classic Halo: Combat Evolved game, famed mecha designer Izmojuki has taken the original design and refined it with his trademark touch of style and realism. Included with the Master Chief figure will be two stylish M6D Pistols as well as the iconic MA5B Assault Rifle used in Halo: Combat Evolved. And for close range combat, the Master Chief has acquired a Covenant Energy Sword to cut through anything within reach! The exterior armor pieces are made from ABS plastic to allow maximum detail while the diecast inner frame will provide an overall improved durability for the collectible. The RE:Edit Master Chief will of course also come with the amazing articulation 1000toys products are well known for, allowing you to pose the figure in various stances while retaining battle-ready stiffness in the joints. Just like in the games, Master Chief is leading the way for our RE:Edit Halo Action Figure Series, so be on the lookout for more Halo Action Figures coming from 1000toys!
Product Details for 1/12 scale RE:EDIT Master Chief MJOLNIR Mark V
– Item name : 1/12 scale RE:EDIT Master Chief MJOLNIR Mark V
– Figure size : 180mm
– Material : ABS, Diecast ,PA,POM, PVC, Diecast Metal
– Weight : 500g/1.1lbs
– Contents : Main Figure, Exchangable Hands(5sets) , Energy Sword, M6D Pistol x 2pcs, MA5B assault rifle, Pistol Mount Parts
– SRP: $125
– On Sale at: 1000toys Shop (https://www.1000toys.jp/) and many online toy shops that handle Japanese toys.
– Release Period: April 2020
– Start of Pre-Order: August 29,2019 11Am (JST)
– End of Pre-Order: Mid December 2019
Funko Streams In New Netflix Content
The team at Funko is well-known for keeping up with all the latest pop culture trends and making sure that collectors have a chance to add all their favorite characters from all of their favorite media to their collections. This week they’ve got some great new POP! Vinyls coming our way based on a number of Netflix original series but you definitely won’t want to miss out on!
Earlier this year Netflix’s live action adaptation of Girard Way’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ comics was released to gangbuster reviews from critics and fans alike! Thats why it shouldn’t be too surprising to see that Funko is planning a whole new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the hit series! Soon ‘Umbrella Academy’ fans will be able to add most of their favorite characters to their collection, including Luther Hargreeves, Diego Hargreeves, Allison Hargreeves, Klaus Hargreeves, Ben Hargreeves, Vanya Hargreeves (with chase variant), Number Five (with chase variant), Pogo the Chimpanzee, Hazel, and Cha-Cha! There will also be a Hot Topic exclusive glow-in-the-dark variant of Ben Hargreeves available for all you completionists when these release later this year!
If those aren’t enough for you, Funko also has a few more characters to mark off your ‘Stranger Things’ wish list! This week they announced Russian scientist Alexei and ice-cream slinger Robin Buckley! These two are definitely going to be sought after as they are two of the most popular characters added in the most recent season. These are due out this fall just in time for Halloween!
‘Thundercats’ Are Back For More!
While the ‘Savage World’ toyline doesn’t seem to be doing too hot lately, Funko isn’t ready to give it a rest just yet! This week they announced an all new wave of figures for the ‘Savage World’ toyline that gives us even more of our favorite ‘Thundercats’ characters! Figures in the new wave include Cheetara, Tygra, Monkian, and Jackalman! These are due out this fall.
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!