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February 8, 2014
S.H. FIGUARTS SUPER MARIO, ACCESSORIES The S.H. Figuarts line is soon expanding with the release of Super Mario and accessory packs. Mario comes with a mushroom, a mystery box and more and is listed at $24.99, while Play Set A and Play Set B each contain a variety of accessories like Goombas, blocks, coins, green pipes and more (check the listings for exact contents) and are each listed at $19.99.
TMNT MOVIE 2014 FIGURES AND VEHICLES Playmates has announced their first offerings in the new line from the upcoming Michael Bay “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. No specifics have been announced, but the waves include a Basic Figure Series 01 Case of 16 at $174.99, a Deluxe Figure Series 01 Case of 6 at $99.99, an 11″ Figure Series 01 Case of 4 at $99.99 and a Turtle Van at $39.99.
“GREMLINS 2” BRAIN GREMLIN STUNT PUPPET 1:1 SCALE PROP REPLICA The third stunt puppet in the Gremlins line is limited to 1000 pieces and comes with a metal display stand as well as his sport jacket, shirt and removable eyeglasses. Let this creepy guy bring his version of erudition to your collection for the price of $239.99.
POWER RANGERS RESSHA SENTAI TOKKYUGER MECHA A variety of new train add-ons have been announced for the current Power Ranger series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger. They include a new zord named Diesel Ressha (available in regular and DX sets), as well as Police Ranger, Fire Ranger and other add-on trains. These new pieces are listed from $18.99 – $89.99.
METAMOR FORCE DINO GETTER 01 This new version of Getter 01 can transform from robot to a pteranodon-like flying creature. It includes die-cast content, comes with what appears to be one (or more) scythe(s) and other weapons, and is listed at $199.99.
1/6 SCALE KILLZONE FIGURE – HAZMAT TROOPER ThreeA is producing a 1/6 scale Hazmat Trooper from Killzone. It comes with a fabric/PVC/plastic costume, light-up eyes, alternate hands, an Arc Cannon with moving pistons and more, and is priced at $149.99, $10 off the MSRP.
MOVIE SUPERSTARS SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES This new line brings stylized 3.25″ versions of famous movie characters home in a new way. Series 01 includes Robocop, the Phantom and Ash from the Army of Darkness movies, and we have them listed as a set for $44.99, and singly at $19.99 each for Ahs and Robocop and $9.99 for the Phantom.
STAR TREK TNG BUILD-A-BRIDGE BOBBLE HEADS The second wave of these bobble heads has been announced. It includes Doctor Crusher, Captain Picard, Troi and Data, and each is listed at $22.99. Now you can complete the bridge for your collection.
THE BIG BANG THEORY 8″ FIGURES Now the whole cast of the Big Bang Theory can join your collection in the form of these new 8″ figures. Leonard, Sheldon (with Green Lantern and Flash shirts), Penny, Bernadette, Howard, Raj and Amy Farrah Fowler are set to be released this summer, and are priced at $24.99 each.
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT – THE JOKER MINI FIGURE RANDOM BAG OF 5 These capsule toys of the Joker come in five versions – holding a gun, holding cards with coat open, doing a cartwheel, lifting a mask and riding in a police car. They will be sold in bags of 5 random figures due to the blind packaging, although if possible depending on the packaging we will try to maximize the mix per random bag. Each bag of 5 is listed at $23.99.
NEW GAME OF THRONES REPLICAS Museum Replicas has announced four new releases from the Game of Thrones line. We have the Ice Latex Sword Replica and Longclaw Latex Sword Replica at $89.99 each (each $5 off the MSRP), Robb Stark’s Latex Sword Replica at $84.99 ($5 off the MSRP) and the Nights Watch Belt Replica at $54.99 (also $5 off the MSRP).
ATTACK ON TITAN MINI FIGURE GLASS ON TITAN 01 – BOX OF 10 These figures from the popular Japanese series hang on the edge of your glass and make drinking fun. They come in five styles (Eren, Levi, Mikasa, Colossal Titan, Female Titan), each in regular and sepia tone versions. Each Box of 10 will contain one of each or come with random figures and may not include all 10 different figures; the Box of 10 is listed at $54.99.
HALO 4 ACCESSORIES Crowded Coop has announced a new line of accessories from the Halo franchise. They include messenger bags, officer bags, lunchboxes and keychains, and are listed at $12.99 – $79.99 each.
TRANSFORMERS YEAR OF THE HORSE SHARED EXCLUSIVES – OPTIMUS PRIME, STARSCREAM These two new shared exclusives are in stock now and ready to become part of your collection. Optimus Prime is a redeco of the new MP-10, complete with gold details and a clear trailer; Starscream is a G1 deco version of the Supreme Starscream from Armada. Optimus Prime is listed at $119.99, and Starscream is listed at $99.99.
MC BLACK VERSIONS SET OF 3 This trio from Impossible toys consists of three different mini cars that transform into robots. NightBee, Nightjumper and Nightbump are each done in black with red windows, and this set (which is limited to just 100 pieces) is listed at $119.99.
TRANSFORMAZING PANDORA’S BOX SET, SINGLE These add-ons for your red & blue and blue & white transforming robots will increase their size and firepower. We have the set of 2 listed at $169.99, with the upgrade for the blue & white robot at $89.99 singly.
1/10 SCALE SANDTROOPER SQUAD LEADER TWO-PACK, SERGEANT ARTFX+ STATUES Bolster the ranks of your Imperial armies with these Sandtrooper releases. The Squad Leader Two-Pack includes equipment and weaponry as well as alternate parts to display them looking through macrobinoculars, pointing or wielding either weapon. The Sergeant holds an RT-97C heavy blaster rifle, and all these figures stand about 7″ tall. The Sergeant is listed at $49.99 ($5 off the MSRP), while the Squad Leader Two-Pack is priced at $72.99 ($12 off the MSRP).
NEW GENTLE GIANT RELEASES Our latest Gentle Giant shipment included 12′ Jumbo Star Wars IG-88 and Hoth Han Solo, as well as Mini Busts of Grand Admiral Thrawn, Pilot Luke Skywalker, the Well Walker from The Walking Dead and Azog from the Hobbit movies. You can see pricing and more for these items at the link.
CAPTAIN HARLOCK PLAY ARTS KAI FIGURES Captain Harlock and crewmate Kei Yuki have arrived at our warehouse. These new Play Arts Kai figures are based on the upcoming CGI movie “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” and come with alternate hands, a display stand and weapons. Each figure is listed at $79.99.
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.