BBTS Sponsor News: Acid Rain, Star Wars, Batman, Godzilla, Alien, Predators, Robocop, Hot Toys, DC Collectibles, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Eaglemoss & More
February 20, 2014
ACID RAIN VEHICLES & FIGURES We have new figures and vehicles listed from an exciting new toy line called Acid Rain. These figures are in the 3.75″ (1:18) Scale, and the vehicles are fully transformable! The figures include Sol Commander – Pilot($19.99) and the Winged Victory of Samothrace set($44.99). The three vehicles are the Speeder MKII(Sand) and two versions of the ST-01 Stronghold 4 Eyes(Marine & Sand). The vehicles are each listed at $139.99.
LUKE BESPIN VINTAGE JUMBO FIGURE This 12″ version of Luke is wearing his tan jumpsuit and carries a yellow lightsaber and a laser pistol for this new release. He is listed at $71.99, $8 off of the MSRP.
STAR WARS REBELS INQUISITOR MAQUETTE The main villain from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels cartoon is shown in this new maquette. He carries a double-bladed red lightsaber and is listed at $115.99, $14 off the MSRP.
ARKHAM ORIGINS 1/4 SCALE BATMAN Introducing NECA’s first quarter-scale action figure based on a video game! Straight from Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest chapter in the Arkham saga, Batman stands 18″ tall and features over 25 points of articulation, a real fabric cape, and accessories which include Batarang and grapnel gun. Preorders are listed $20 under MSRP at $99.99.
DARK KNIGHT 1/4 SCALE JOKER This amazing new 18″ tall figure is based on Heath Ledger’s haunting portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. The Joker features incredible lifelike detail, interchangeable hands, and accessories which include a knife, pistol, and machine gun. Preorders are open $20 under MSRP at $99.99.
CLASSIC GODZILLA SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES This new line features Godzilla from a variety of films, with figures measuring 6″ tall, and head-to-tail measurements of 12″ or over. Series 01 includes the 1985 Godzilla from “The Return of Godzilla/Godzilla 1985” and the 1994 Godzilla from “Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla”. Each figure is available individually for $18.99, or you can get the Set of 2 for $35.99.
ALIEN VINTAGE JUMBO FIGURE Gentle Giant has gotten a hold of one of the original 18″ Alien figures from Kenner (in collaboration with the Toy Hunter, from the show of the same name) and upsized it to an incredible 24″. It has a glow in the dark skull with a clear dome head and chrome teeth, and is listed at $449.99, $50 off the MSRP.
NECA ALIENS WAVE 03 Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit is from 1979’s Alien, and comes in special 35th Anniversary packaging. The android Bishop comes from James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens, and features the likeness of actor Lance Henriksen. The long-awaited Dog Alien is from 1992’s Alien 3. Figures stand 7″ – 9″ tall and are fully articulated. Preorders are open at $53.99 for the set of 3, or $229.99 for a Case of 12 ($85 off the MSRP). We also have singles listed of Kane and the Dog Alien, each priced at $17.99.
NECA PREDATORS WAVE 12 The 12th series in NECA’s most successful and longest running figure collection introduces our first ever Predators from Dark Horse’s Bad Blood comic book series, along with a new and improved Elder Predator from Predator 2. Preorders are available at $53.99 for the set of 3, and $229.99 for the Case of 14, saving you $85 off the MSRP (waiting for breakdown information).
7″ ROBOCOP 3 FIGURE WITH JET PACK This deluxe version of Robocop from the upcoming movie comes with a jetpack and cannon arm, along with a bonus, the Cobra Assault Cannon from the 1987 film. This new figure is listed at $24.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
RAMBO SERIES 01 “FIRST BLOOD PART II” RAMBO This figure stands over 7″ tall and has a photo-realistic likeness of Sylvester Stallone. It has his iconic shirtless look and will come with a variety of weapons; we have it listed at $18.99, $4 off the MSRP.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM FOUR PACK This set includes Batman, the Joker, Harley Quinn and the Scarecrow, and is a great way to catch up or start a new Arkham collection. It is listed at $54.99, $5 off the MSRP.
THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES BATMAN DC Collectibles is releasing a new Batman Designer series, which includes figures from the popular Batman animated series. This Batman comes from The New Batman Adventures and includes updated articulation. It is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP.
NEW EARTH 2 FIGURES – BATMAN ARMORED, SUPERMAN Two more figures from DC’s alternate Earth 2 have been announced. Earth 2 Superman comes in an outfit that is similar yet markedly different from either the original or New 52 versions, and Batman wears an armored suit and wields two batons in his new figure. These figures are listed at $21.99 each, saving you $3 per figure off of the MSRP.
INFINITE CRISIS 6″ ACTION FIGURES These new versions of classic characters give them whole new spins. You can get Atomic Green Lantern, Poison Ivy or Pajamas Harley Quinn, and each figure is listed at $34.99, $5 off the MSRP.
DC COMICS ICON 1/6 SCALE STATUE – SUPERMAN The DC Icons line of 1/6 scale statues continues with the Man of Steel, Superman. He is priced at $84.99, $15 off the MSRP, and wears his metallic New 52 outfit. It stands 11″ tall and is limited to 5200 pieces.
DC JUSTICE LEAGUE CHESS SET This New 52 chess set features sculpted resin pieces of Superman, Lex Luthor, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cheetah, Sinestro and more with a high-quality wood board. It is priced at $199.99, saving you $50 off of the MSRP for the set.
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS POKER SET The villains get their due in this new poker set. It comes with two decks of cards featuring Kevin Nowlan art, chips, dice and a Crime Syndicate Dealer Chip. The set is priced at $$84.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.
PULP FICTION JULES AND VINCENT MINIMATES TWO-PACK The renewed popularity of Pulp Fiction brings us this two pack of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. The two-pack is priced at $9.99 and includes accessories like a briefcase, hamburger, shake and pistols.
BATMAN CLASSIC 1966 TV BUST – JOKER Following up on the Batman and Robin busts is their enemy the Joker. The bust stands 6″ tall and is listed at $49.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
EAGLEMOSS MARVEL – FACT FILES, CHESS, CHESS BINDER This month Eaglemoss adds to its Marvel lines with four new Fact Files – #029 Sub-Mariner, #030 Triton, #031 Ant-Man and #032 Beast, priced at $5.99 each. We also have two new Marvel Chess Figures – #009 Venom Black Pawn and #010 Luke Cage White Pawn at $15.99 each, and a new Marvel Chess Figure Collection Magazine Binder, priced at $13.99.
EAGLEMOSS DC – CHESS This month brings new DC Chess Figure Collection pieces – #059 Zatanna White Pawn and #060 Reverse Flash Black Bishop at $15.99 each to expand your collection.
EAGLEMOSS BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA, BINDER Two new Batmobiles are one the way. #034 comes from the Arkham Asylum video game, while #035 is a new design from Batman and Robin Volume 2 Issue #5. Each comes with an acrylic display and is listed at $19.99.
EAGLEMOSS STAR TREK – STARSHIPS COLLECTION, STARSHIPS BINDER Eaglemoss has announced a few new items from the Star Trek Starships line. In addition to two new ships – #021 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701E and #022 Krenim Temporal Weapon – priced at $19.99 each, there is a Starships Collection Magazine Binder to keep your paperwork together, and it is listed at $13.99.
GODZILLA 24″ FIGURE Jakks Pacific has announced a 24″ Godzilla figure from the upcoming film. We are awaiting further details; this item is listed for pre-order at $49.99.
THREEA 1/6 SCALE IRON MAN – ORIGIN ARMOR The first of two new Iron Man figures is done in the classic red and gold colors, with ThreeA’s sculpting putting a whole new spin in the style of the armor. This figure stands about 13.5″ tall and is listed at $189.99, $40 off the MSRP.
THREEA 1/6 SCALE IRON MAN – SILVER CENTURION The second new Iron Man figures is updated to the red and silver color scheme often seen in the West Coast Avengers series as well as occasionally in the movies; again, ThreeA’s sculpting gives it a whole new style. This figure also stands about 13.5″ tall and is listed at $189.99, saving you $40 off of the MSRP.
“FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V” JASON 8″ FIGURE This is the first figure of Roy, who pretended to be Jason in the fifth Friday the 13th movie. He comes dressed in a cloth outfit and includes a removable mask, a cleaver, a hunting knife and a set of clippers. He is listed at $24.99, $5 off the MSRP.
NEW NINTENDO MARIO ITEMS Jakks has announced a number of new waves of Mario Bros. items. They include Mario Brothers U Micro Figure Three Packs and Deluxe Packs, Mario Brothers U Plushes and Super Mario Coin Racers, and we have them all listed by sets and singles at the link.
STAR LORD MINI BUST The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy is getting his own bust ahead of the movie release. This busts shows him in his comics outfit with guns in each hand and is listed at $76.99, $8 off the MSRP.
KILI THE DWARF MINI BUST This bust is the result of a fan vote on TheOneRing.Net, and shows the proud dwarf with sword in hand, with bow and arrows on his back. It is listed at $67.99, $7 off the MSRP.
LILY MUNSTER MAQUETTE Tweeterhead’s next release in their Munsters line is this 12″ maquette of Lily Munster, matriarch of the family. She stands in her purple dress holding a candlestick, and is listed at $224.99.
NEW RABBIDS ITEMS McFarlane Toys has announced a variety of new Rabbids waves. They include 9″ Plushes, 3″ Sound and Action Figures, Mini Figures, Silly Swaps, Mystery Mini Figures and more. You can see them all at the menu by following the link.
THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 5 – CASE/SET/SINGLES We have just received the 5th series of the Walking Dead TV figures. This series includes Merle as a Walker, Glenn, Maggie, Tyreese, and a Charred Walker. The set is listed at $69.99. The case is $159.99 and the single figures are $14.99 each.
“PACIFIC RIM” 18″ GIPSY DANGER NECA’s figure includes a Chain-Sword, lights in the chest and head and intricate paint details. It is listed at $84.99, $15 off the MSRP.
MASTER MINI MM-I KRANK, MM-II STAX, SET Krank and Stax change from robot mode to an orange and a blue truck, respectively. This set of figures also comes with a double-sided coin that shows one of their faces on each side. They are available at $69.99 each, or as a Set of 2 for $129.99. These figures are scaled to go with other Masterful figures.
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.
In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.
He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.
In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.
Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.
But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.