LOST EXO-REALM LER-02 CUBRAR AND TEKOUR FansProject’s next release in this line is a Triceratops that changes into a robot (approximately 8.25″ tall) and comes with a rider that changes into a battle axe for Cubrar’s robot mode. This set is listed at $104.99.
SHURAKING SRK-01 This new figure changes from robot to Brachiosaurus, and will also become a leg for the new dinosaur combiner Shuraking. This figure is priced at $114.99.
TW-D01 ROAR Toyworld is producing a line of transforming dinosaurs. This figure changes from robot to Stegosaurus, and is listed at $114.99.
TRANSFORMERS MOVIE BUSTS Prime 1 Studio is producing busts based on Optimus Prime’s appearance in “Revenge of the Fallen” and Megatron’s appearance in “Dark of the Moon”. The Optimus busts stand 7″ tall with LED lit eyes and are priced at $174.99 for regular or Final Battle versions, while Megatron’s busts stand almost 8″ tall and are priced at $164.99 for regular or Final Battle versions.
“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” HOT TOYS 1/6 SCALE ROCKET, GROOT Two of the Guardians of the Galaxy have been announced as upcoming figures from Hot Toys. Rocket Raccoon stands about 6.25″ tall and comes with alternate hands and a big gun; he is priced at $159.99. His big buddy Groot will stand about 15.25″ tall and have alternate hands including one with a real-like glow effect, and he will be listed at $199.99. If you are interested in both, you may wish to opt for the Set of two, which includes everything from both figures as well as a bonus face and hands set for Groot. The Set is priced at $359.99.
BOBA FETT LIFE SIZE VINTAGE MONUMENT This life-size statue is scaled up from the original 3.75″ Boba Fett figure and includes a scaled-up version of his blaster as well. This hand-painted piece comes with a certificate of authenticity and is listed at $2479.99. Let him join the Gentle Giant Darth Vader piece for an Empire Strikes Back display that is sure to be a conversation starter.
A GAME OF THRONES TYWIN LANNISTER 7.5″ SCALE FIGURE Dark Horse continues its line of Game of Thrones figures with Tywin, head of the Lannister Family and Hand of the King. He is dressed in black with his Hand pin on his chest, and is listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.
CAPTAIN AMERICA RETRO FIGURE SET This Captain America figure and packaging is based on the Mego version, and includes alternate heads and costumes as well as a variety of accessories, old and new shields and a booklet on the history of Mego toys. This set is listed at $69.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
OTHER NEW DIAMOND SELECT PRODUCTS In addition to the items listed above, Diamond has announced Alien Facehugger and Batman 1966 Batmobile Bottle Openers at $17.99 each, a Star Trek Borg Cube Ice Cube Tray at $9.99, and an Aliens: Alien Egg Bank and a My Little Pony Rarity Bank at $19.99 each.
TFCON 2014 EXCLUSIVE AXIS In addition to the previously listed exclusives, we will be receiving a limited quantity of the 2014 Axis figure, which changes from robot to black and red cab truck. We have this figure listed at $114.99.
SWORD KIRBY STATUE Kirby with his sword stands 16″ tall with an energy trail left behind the sword. This piece is the first in a new line of Kirby statues, and is listed at $239.99.
MAN-THING STATUE This statue stands almost 20″ tall and shows the misunderstood creature carrying the body of a dead clown. It is listed at $449.99, $50 off the MSRP.
ROYAL ARSENAL SET This set from Professor Heisenberg includes six specially designed rifles and cannons for the Feral Rex figures. This set is listed at $16.99.
NEW EAGLEMOSS MARVEL ITEMS A variety of new items are up for preorder from these lines. They include new Fact Files – #053 Ikaris, #054 Mr. Sinister, #055 Mystique and #056 X-Static – which are listed at $5.99 each, as well as Fact Files Special Edition #005 Deadpool at $32.99. Marvel also has two new Chess figurines on the way; #021 Wasp White Pawn and #022 Viper Black Queen are each listed at $15.99 and come with magazines about the character.
NEW EAGLEMOSS DC ITEMS Two new DC Chess figurines are up for pre-order to bolster the side of evil. #071 Power Ring Black Bishop and #072 Parasite Black Pawn are each priced at $15.99 and come with magazines.
NEW EAGLEMOSS DC AUTOMOBILIA This month brings two new Automobilia 1/43 scale vehicles. Each comes with a clear acrylic display case, and the new listings include #046 “The Killing Joke” Batmobile and #047 Robin #1 Car. Each is listed at $19.99.
NEW EAGLEMOSS STAR TREK STARSHIPS New starship offerings for this month include #033 Cardassian Hideki Class and #034 Vulcan Surak Class. These die-cast and plastic ships are listed at $19.99 each and come in an acrylic display case.
STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION – RESSIKAN FLUTE PROP REPLICA Captain Picard learned to play this flute while he lived an entire lifetime in the thrall of a probe from a dead planet. Now, you can own this unique collectible, crafted by show writer Morgan Gendel. it comes with a display case and is priced at $299.99.
GVW GODZILLA SOFUBI AND MORE We have three new entries in the GVW line of classic Toho Sofubi reproductions. They include the Godzilla 1961 Sofubi at $64.99, the Hedorah Giant Sofubi at $109.99 and the Godzilla no Gyakushu Sofubi at $74.99.
DC BOMBSHELLS ART PRINT SERIES 03 Katana of the Outsiders and magician Zatanna are the next two entries in the DC Bombshells art print line. Each print measures 18″ x 24″ on 100# satin finish paper, and each is listed at $14.99.
SDCC 2014 FUNKO EXCLUSIVES A whole bunch of Funko’s SDCC 2014 exclusives have arrived. Each one is limited to a small quantity, but we have Pop! figures, Hikari vinyl, Mystery Minis and ReAction figures of all sorts – you can check out all of the new figures at the link.
LARGE FUNKO SHIPMENT In addition to the SDCC exclusives, we have received a large shipment of other Funko items. They include the T-800 Endoskeleton Chrome and The Terminator from the Terminator ReAction line, ReAction figures of Pinhead and the Mummy, Pop! Anime Dragonball Z Frieza, Perfect Cell, Piccolo and Super Saiyan Goku, Pop! Ghostbusters Winston in Ecto-1 and many more.
7″ ROBOCOOP 3 FIGURE WITH JETPACK This figure from the third movie comes with a removable jetpack with cannon arm, and also includes the Cobra Assault Cannon from the first film. He is listed at $24.99, $5 off the MSRP.
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.