KABAYA GUM PLUS TRANSFORMERS SERIES 08 – BOX, SINGLES The new wave of Kabaya Transformers kits includes Buster and Hydra (better known in the U.S. as Dreadwind and Darkwing) and Star Convoy. They are available as a Box of 8 (randomly packed 3/3/2) for $39.99, or as random singles at $5.99 each.
UT-D01 SALMOORE This Voyager-sized robot transforms into a white, red and blue motorcycle with yellow and chrome detailing. It is listed at $99.99.
XT004 INTERCEPTOR – WHITE, RED In addition to the Red Interceptor transforming gun, we also now have a listing for a white version. Both go with the recent Titan-ic transforming city, and each also comes with a gun/connector set that works with the masterfully created transforming cassettes to allow them to combine with each other, or to have additional firepower.
PERFECT EFFECT PA-01, PA-02, PA-03 WEAPONS SETS These new add-on sets go with three versions of a recent tank that transforms into a robot. The PA-01 Super Tank Weapon Set is listed at $29.99, and the PA-02 Samurai and PA-03 Master Weapon Sets are each listed at $35.99.
DW-P17 BITZ Dr. Wu has come up with a new add-on kit. This one adds a new head, gun and shoulder clips to a recent tan and purple robot that changes into a tank and a jet. We have this set listed at $26.99.
MBC002 MILITARY TITANS EARLY BIRD FREE ADD-ON Microblaze Creations has just announced that a free set of SDCC/Platinum matching upgrade parts will be included with all Early Bird orders of the Military Titans set, so that it will work with those versions of the Set as well.
POWER RANGERS 3″ VINYL SERIES 01 – CASE, RANDOM SINGLE The first wave of Mighty Morphin Vinyl figures from The Loyal Subjects will include the Red, Black, Pink, Yellow, White, Blue and Green Rangers, Along with Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, Goldar and more. They are available as Random Singles for $12.99 each or $207.99 for a Case of 16.
NEW MARVEL HEROCLIX – DOFP, DEADPOOL, GOTG A whole host of new Marvel Heroclix items are up for pre-orders. They include a Gravity Feed ($63.99) and a Sentinel ($29.99) from X-Men – Days of Future Past, a ClixBrick of 10 Boosters ($109.99), Gravity Feed ($63.99) and Thunderbolts Fast Forces Pack (15.99) from Deadpool, a ClixBricks of 10 Boosters ($109.99), Gravity Feed ($63.99) and Inhumans Fast Forces Pack ($15.99) from Guardians of the Galaxy, and a Gravity Feed ($63.99), Starter Set ($24.99) and Mini Game Pack ($10.99) from the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie.
NEW BLUEFIN ANNOUNCEMENTS This month’s Bluefin is chock full of Gundams, with some Yamato as well. We have listings for four new HG Build items – two fighters, two Customizing sets – as well as 1/144 scale versions of Silver Bullet, V2 Gundam and Aile Strike Gundam, and more. For Yamato, we have 1/1000 scale and 1/500 scale versions of the Yamato 2199, plus other ships which can all be seen at the link.
NEW JAPANESE EXCLUSIVES Ten new exclusive items have gone up for pre-order. They include 1/100 Scale MS-06F Zaku II – Dozle Sabi’s Version, S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Gaim Rose Attacker, Black Shadow Chaser and Bravo Durian Arms and others.
NEW ATTACK ON TITAN FIGURES Banpresto has announced new Attack on Titan items. The World Collectible Figure Volume 01 is an assortment of six figures (approximately 3″ tall), and they are available as Random Singles at $13.99 each, or as a Bag of 8 Random Figures at $89.99. They have also announced a Mega World Collectible Figure Volume 01 – Colossus Titan (approximately 6″ tall) at $22.99.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” BARBIE FIGURES Dorothy’s three humanoid traveling companions will be released as part of the Wizard of Oz Vintage Barbie Doll Collection. Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion are each priced at $39.99.
NEW BARBIE FIGURES A number of new figures are also being released under the barbie line itself. These include Barbie Birthday Wishes at $33.99, Barbie Fashion Model Collection Doll One and Two at $54.99 and $84.99 respectively, and the Barbie Look Dolls One, Two, Three and Four at $22.99 each.
SONS OF ANARCHY FIGURES Ron Perlman’s Clay and Charlie Hunnam’s Jax will be the first two 6″ figures from Mezco. Each comes with alternate hands and their “leather” vest and is priced at $16.99.
NEW ATTACK ON TITAN FIGURE, PLUSH, ACCESSORIES The popular anime Attack on Titan has a number of new items up for pre-order. These include a Lunch Bag at $19.99, three new Messenger bags at $39.99 each, three 8″ plush figures (Mikasa, Armin, Levi) at $15.99 each, and a 1/8 scale figure of Mikasa at $164.99.
NEW WWE CASES, SET We have new listings for four upcoming WWE Cases & Sets. WWE Basic Series 38 and 39 Cases of 12 are priced at $119.99 each; WWE Basic Two-Packs Series 8 Set of Three is listed at $62.99, and WWE Elite Series 28 Case of 8 is listed at $134.99.
THE CLERIC STATUE From the upcoming comic “Of Darkness and Damnation” comes the first statue in the series, the Cleric. This warrior was trained to fight evil, and agreed to kill himself so that he could be risen and fight evil in both the physical and ethereal realms. The statue stands 22″ tall and is limited to 500 pieces worldwide; we have it listed at $349.99.
1/6 SCALE ROCKETMAN FIGURE This figure comes from 1950’s era science fiction with movies, serials and more. He comes with a metal helmet with visor, metal jetpack, metal Luger with raygun attachments, a leather jacket and much more. This figure is listed at $259.99.
11″ HELLO KITTY CHUN LI RESTOCK Toynami is doing one last run of this popular plush, and we have our pre-order for it ready to go. This item is listed at $24.99 – get your order in before this one disappears.
“300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” COSTUMES & ACCESSORIES A variety of pieces from the film are now available for ordering. They include Themistokles regular and Deluxe costumes in M/L and XL plus vinyl helmet, sword and shield, along with a Proto Samurai Vinyl Mask and sword, Artemisia Sword and Calisto shield (all items sold separately).
NEW BIOWORLD ITEMS Bioworld Merchandising has announced another round of new items. They include backpacks from Adventure Time and Batman, wallets from Assassin’s Creed, Batman and “The Anchorman”, make up bags from Wonder Woman and more, and others. Check the new items at the link for more information.
AVENGERS INFINITE 3.75″ FIGURE SERIES 01 – SINGLES Our latest shipment of the new incarnation of Marvel Universe 3.75″ figures has left us with singles of Heroic Age Iron Man ($5.99), Platinum Hulk ($12.99), Platinum Hyperion ($12.99), Platinum Grim Reaper ($12.99) and Captain America ($5.99).
STAR WARS 12″ ZUCKUSS The latest 12″ Jumbo Kenner-Style release from Gentle Giant is the insect-looking bounty Hunter Zuckuss. He is listed at $71.99, saving you $8 off of the MSRP.
TMNT SECRET SEWER LAIR PLAYSET This 42″ tall playset includes levels above and below ground, with a zip line, falling floor sections, a training area and much more. This giant-size set is listed at $119.99.
DARYL DIXON 7″ MINI BUST This popular character from the Walking Dead TV show is sculpted here in his leather vest with his signature crossbow slung over his shoulder. We have this piece listed at $74.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
CAPTAIN AMERICA ON MOTORCYCLE STATUE Cap is dressed in his WWII outfit here and sits astride an old olive drab Army motorcycle. It measures 11″ long by 13″ wide by 9″ high and is listed at $412.99, $46 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.