Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 61893577 NEW Designer Con DCON Dunny Mini Series Now Available on Kidrobot.com http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new-designer-con-dcon-dunny-mini-series-now-available-on-kidrobot-com/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new-designer-con-dcon-dunny-mini-series-now-available-on-kidrobot-com/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177356
Be one of the first 35 people to order a case pack to get the GWP Dunny!!!

In celebration of ALL the individuals that have helped build and keep alive this thriving art community, Kidrobot is proud to introduce the first Designer Con Dunny Series.  This Dunny Mini Series celebrates art featuring 18 individual Dunny designs from a few of the countless artists who have been a part of DCON’s growth through the years.

Over 15 years ago, Kidrobot brought art to life in the form of vinyl for the first time.  Through our history we have tried to support the creators, the groundbreakers, the artist and the art.  While our organization has evolved throughout the years as all organizations must do in order to stay alive, our core principles and mission of bringing art to life still remains.  Supporting the art community, inspiring creation and providing a platform to bring emerging / groundbreaking artists to the forefront is at the root of who we are and what we believe in.

From the passionate specialty art toy stores and gallery owners who have continued to support art, imagination and creativity… to the tens and hundreds of thousands of people who appreciate, support and share art, artists, and those who challenge the boring with others… to the artists who have kept believing, creating, pushing, hustling and sacrificing for the opportunity to introduce something new into this world, THIS SERIES IS IN CELEBRATION OF YOU!!

It started in 2005 in a 1100 sq. ft room and titled “VTN” (Vinyl Toy Network.) Fast forward to 2017 to over 500 vendors and 35,000 people in attendance, Designer Con aka DCON is now one the most highly anticipated annual events in the designer toy scene.  Celebrating artists that are part of (or have been part of) Designer Con over the years, the Kidrobot x DCON Vinyl Figure Mini Series is a shout out to artists loyalty and creativity. Highlighting different art, styles, and design, this mini-series is a small bite out of the extensive talent that Art and events bring together.

COLLECT THEM ALL:

  • Jewel Guardian Dunny by Christopher Lee – 1/24
  • Claude from the Pod Dunny by Greg “Craola” Simkins – 1/24
  • The Kraken Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser – 2/24
  • Flat Bonnie Shark Dunny by Flat Bonnie – 2/24
  • Flat Bonnie Dunny Plush by Flat Bonnie – 2/48
  • ? Mystery Dunny Chase – ??/??
  • Black Magick Dunny by Chet Zar – 1/24
  • Big Mouth Deph Dunny by Deph – 2/72
  • Percy Dunny by Ragnar – 3/48
  • Shao Ro the Kung Fu Dunny by Hyperactive Monkey – 2/48
  • Julius Bunny Dunny Blue by Paul Frank – 2/24
  • ? Mystery Dunny Chase – ??/??
  • DCON Vincent Dunny by Scott Tolleson – 3/24
  • Kung Fu by KaNO – 3/48
  • Julius Bunny Dunny Pink by Paul Frank – 1/24
  • Shao Ro the Kung Fu Dunny by Hyperactive Monkey – 3/24
  • ? Mystery Dunny Chase – ??/??
  • Claude from the Pod Dunny by Greg “Craola” Simkins – 1/24

Each quantity ordered equals one blind box Dunny.  To order a casepack, order 24 units.

PLUS
How it works: Add 24+ units of the DCON Dunny Series to your order and check out! The first 35 USA orders with 24+ units will have the Limited Edition Glow in the Dark Big Mouth Deph Dunny added to their order as a free gift from Kidrobot! You won’t know if you were one of the first 35 orders until you get your package.
GO TO THE DUNNY PAGE TO AWAIT RELEASE
This series releases at 10am MST sharp!  Refresh the Dunny page until it shows!  Adding to your cart does not reserve you the GWP.  First 35 USA orders with 24+ units submitted will get the GWP!
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Rise Like a Titan with All-New Metroplex Deck for #Transformers Trading Card Game http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/rise-like-a-titan-with-all-new-metroplex-deck-for-transformers-trading-card-game/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/rise-like-a-titan-with-all-new-metroplex-deck-for-transformers-trading-card-game/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177351 Hot off the heels of the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game’s successful September launch is the latest and greatest addition to the card game – the METROPLEX Deck, a ready-to-play team and deck starring the famed Autobot Titan Metroplex, and it is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers for $19.99!

The METROPLEX Deck is a pre-built deck for one player and contains cards not found in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or in the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs, including:

 

  • The all-new Titan-sized Character Card Metroplex that stands at 200mm tall – nearly 8 inches!
  • 40 battle cards three unique Battle Cards not found in Wave 1 Booster Packs– Rally the City, Height Advantage and Protected by Metroplex
  • Three all-new character cards – Scamper, Six-Gun and Slammer

ABOUT TRANSFORMERS TRADING CARD GAME

The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards. For more information, please visit: http://transformerstcg.com

 

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DESIGNERCON: JAMES GROMAN BRINGS HIS TWISTED ART STYLE TO DC SUPER HEROES AND SUPER-VILLAINS AS THE NEXT DC ARTISTS ALLEY DESIGNER FOR DC COLLECTIBLES #DCON18 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/designercon-james-groman-brings-his-twisted-art-style-to-dc-super-heroes-and-super-villains-as-the-next-dc-artists-alley-designer-for-dc-collectibles/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/designercon-james-groman-brings-his-twisted-art-style-to-dc-super-heroes-and-super-villains-as-the-next-dc-artists-alley-designer-for-dc-collectibles/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:00:09 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177336 Groman’s Unique Takes on Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker and Two-Face  Will Hit Stores in October 2019

 

Hours before the DesignerCon 2018 show floor opens, superstar designer toy artist James Groman revealed via Instagram his monstrous reimaginings of Batman and his Rogues Gallery for his upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collaboration with DC Collectibles.

Groman is best known for his outlandish designs as seen in many of his works including the highly popular Madballs toy series. Groman now brings his signature art style to the DC universe and offers his terrifying spin on Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker and Two-Face as 7”-scale designer vinyl figures. The figures are designed and sculpted by the artist and will be on display at this weekend’s DesignerCon convention in Anaheim, CA, at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500).

“When DC Collectibles asked me to design and sculpt my own renditions of DC’s iconic Dark Knight and a few of his villainous adversaries, I was excited and intrigued,” said Groman. “Growing up, I wasn’t as big a fan of costumed heroes like most of my friends and was usually drawn to characters like Swamp Thing, Monster of Frankenstein and Werewolf by Night. With that said, I’ve always been a Batman fan, mostly because of his dark nature and origins, and he has THE BEST villains. Working with Jim Fletcher and Trevor Zammit at DC Collectibles on these figures has been so creatively satisfying! It was interesting to see just how far we could take the designs but still remain respectful of each character’s basic DNA. I can only hope this collection leads to even more collaborations with DC Collectibles.”

 

Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyls will hit stores in October 2019 and are available to preorder now. DesignerCon attendees at this weekend’s convention can take home a custom art print and enamel pin designed by Groman.

 

Full details about Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures and his additional DesignerCon exclusives are below:

DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyls by James Groman:

  • Characters: Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker and Two-Face
  • All figures are designed and sculpted by James Groman
  • Size: 7” scale
  • MSRP: $65.00 each
  • Each character is limited to 3,000 pieces
  • On sale October 2019

 

Additional items being sold at DesignerCon 2018 at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500)

  • Limited-Edition Art Prints designed by James Groman (MSRP: $40.00 each) – Limited to 50 prints
  • Limited-Edition Enamel Pins (MSRP: $10.00 each) – Limited to 50 pins

 

 

About DC Artists Alley:

DC Artists Alley is a line of designer vinyl figures from DC Collectibles that is directly inspired by the popular “Artist’s Alley” convention experience.  Putting artists front and center, DC Artists Alley celebrates each designer’s offbeat art style and offers unique interpretations of DC’s most iconic characters. The line launched in 2018 with figures from Chris UmingaHaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque and Sho Murase. 2019 artists announced to date include Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo.

 

About DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles is the award-winning line of collectibles directly from the source—DC. The collection includes limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas and busts inspired by DC’s iconic characters and stories. Based on unparalleled access to the source material, DC Collectibles delivers master designs and exceptional workmanship. For 20 years, DC Collectibles’ commitment to quality and authenticity has been recognized by DC fans worldwide.

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Super7 Supercast – Episode 13 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/super7-supercast-episode-13/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/super7-supercast-episode-13/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:00:28 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177346 In this Lucky 13 episode, Super7’s Brian Flynn reviews Super7 at DesignerCon 2018, the latest ReAction Figure releases, and gives updates on all of the current Masters of the Universe Pre-Orders (Laughing Prince Adam, Vintage Wave 1 and Wave 2 Figures, and Club Grayskull Wave 3 Figures).

 

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How to Train Your Dragon Meets its Match in New DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising Mobile Game http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/how-to-train-your-dragon-meets-its-match-in-new-dreamworks-dragons-titan-uprising-mobile-game/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/how-to-train-your-dragon-meets-its-match-in-new-dreamworks-dragons-titan-uprising-mobile-game/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:00:43 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177326 Universal Games and Digital Platforms and Ludia will Launch Puzzle Role-Playing Game Based on Hit Franchise Early Next Year

Universal City, Calif., Montreal, Canada, Nov. 15, 2018 – Universal Games and Digital Platforms, in partnership with top mobile-game studio, Ludia, today announced DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising, a match-3 puzzle role-playing game set to launch globally on the App Store and Google Play early next year, just ahead of the release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which arrives in theaters February 22, 2019.

In DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising, players can become the ultimate puzzle champion as they reunite with Toothless and Hiccup in their fight to save Berk from the nefarious Dragonroot Company. Alongside other fearless trainers, fans can make their way through a variety of regions beyond the island of Berk, swiping and matching their way to victory.

Players will need to hatch and nurture their own roster of dragons, from small-scaled babies to towering Titan Wings, and they can also cross-breed their dragons to create all-new hybrids. With battle teams created from a collection of nearly 100 dragons, players are able to combat their foes by matching three or more rune stones.  The game also allows the fearless fighters to unleash their dragon’s Spirit Abilities in more than 750 unique battles.

“With DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising, we wanted to bring the classic How to Train Your Dragon characters to life in a mobile game that provides players with challenging puzzle-based gameplay that is also filled with fantasy quests and epic combat battles,” said Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia. “We can’t wait to see how fans react as they escape to a dragon-filled world with puzzle adventures.”

In celebration of the highly anticipated film debut of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldDreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising will give players the opportunity to breed their own dragons and bring them on soaring new adventures as they transform into powerful Titan Wings,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “Ludia has done an amazing job of creating a compelling match-3 puzzle experience that is inspired by the thrilling third instalment of this beloved franchise.”

Starting today, fans can visit www.dragonstitanuprising.com and pre-register to receive a Premium Draft Token at launch. This in-game token gives players a guaranteed Dragon, and a higher chance of summoning an Epic Dragon. The token also allows players to craft strong teams to take into battle right at the game’s launch.

 

About How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go.  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.  Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia.  When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.  As their true destinies are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

 

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast.  The film is produced by Brad Lewis (RatatouilleANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy StoryHow to Train Your DragonHow to Train Your Dragon 2). 

 

About DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Feature Animation (DWA) is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).  Its 24-year feature-film heritage includes many beloved characters and animated franchises, including ShrekMadagascar,Kung Fu PandaHow to Train Your DragonTrollsand The Boss Baby.  DWA’s 35 feature film releases have generated more than $14.5 billion at the global box office, garnered numerous awards, and fueled a robust consumer products business.  The studio’s next feature release How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Worldarrives in theaters in February 22, 2019, with fall 2019 bringing the release of the original animated feature Abominable.  Two inaugural short films, Bird Karmaand Bilby, from DreamWorks’ recently launched Shorts Program, are currently debuting in festivals around the world.

About Ludia Inc.

Ludia Inc. is a Montreal-based video game company that creates and distributes cross-platform digital games. Our innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and world-recognized branded properties such as: Jurassic World Alive, Jurassic World: The Game, What’s Your Story?™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Dragons: Rise of Berk, Family Feud® 2 & Friends and The Price Is Right™. We are a member of the FremantleMedia family, one of the world’s leading content producers. For more information visit www.ludia.com, as well as our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or follow us on Twitter.

 

About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content and consumer experiences. The company’s extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development (www.universalbranddevelopment.com) is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. 

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Toynk Toys’ New Highly Anticipated Fallout Product Line & Release Dates http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/toynk-toys-new-highly-anticipated-fallout-product-line-release-dates/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/toynk-toys-new-highly-anticipated-fallout-product-line-release-dates/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177316 The new line will contain a total of 52 collectible figures, ranging from characters, artifacts, to weapons found in the Fallout gaming franchise.

 

Offers gamers a second chance to own their own Fallout figures similar to those of Bethesda’s now sold out Fallout 76 Armor Edition.

 

 

ADDISON, Illinois, Nov. 15, 2018 – Toynk Toys is excited to announce their newest product line by EMCE TOYS, featuring figures from the hit video game franchise, Fallout.

The Fallout Nanoforce™ Series 1 Army Builder Collection Line includes 52 highly detailed, army men styled figures from the Fallout Universe, designed for diehard Fallout fans who want to decorate their vault with the newest collectibles found in the Wasteland! The Series 1 Collection will be packaged in collectible boxed and bagged sets, and will be released in phases, starting from late 2018, to early 2019. Bag 1 can be ordered now at Toynk.comAll products are officially licensed by Bethesda and will be exclusively distributed by Toynk Toys.

 

 

  • Each figure is digitally sculpted for maximum detail and authenticity.

 

  • Products will be packaged in 4 collectible boxed sets with 3 “drugstore peg” bagged sets.

 

  • Box sets can be Playor Display. This allows your figures to be safely returned back to their package after opening.

 

  • Boxed Sets will feature 12 two-inch figures and 1 four-inch bonus figure.

 

  • Bagged Sets 1 & 3 will include 12 two-inch figures.

 

  • Bagged Set 2 will include a total of 24 two-inch figures, making it our deluxe edition.

 

  • A select number of boxed figures will remain a mystery, offering a surprise to any Fallout fan looking for an entertaining surprise.

Miss out on Bethesda’s Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition?

Here’s your chance to get your own set of exclusive Fallout 76 figures! Fallout 76 Nanoforce™ Series 1 Line can be found and pre-ordered at Toynk.com.

 

 

ABOUT EMCE TOYS: In 2006, EMCE TOYS was started to relaunch the classic “Mego-style” clothed, posable action figures of the 1970s. Since then, EMCE has manufactured dozens of different product categories, from toys to office products and housewares for brands as diverse as Star Trek, Rob Zombie, Harry Potter, and Impractical Jokers. EMCE’s parent FOURTH CASTLE also produces, designs, sources and manufactures all kinds of products as white label service for several other pop-culture consumer products companies.

 

ABOUT TOYNK: Back in 2001, tired of the boring corporate grind, three friends: Steve, Ron & Mike, hatch a brilliant plan to develop a company centered on fun products. What couldn’t be more enjoyable than a business selling costumes, toys and collectibles? The Toynk Toys team has since grown and varies from 40 to 200+ diverse, fun-loving people, depending on the season.

Today, our Addison, Illinois location boasts a 125,000 square foot facility; home to our offices, retail store, and warehouse. Visit us at one of the 200 toy shows/Comic-Cons we attend worldwide yearly. Toynk Toys aims to deliver an ever-expanding array of cool costumes, geeky toys, and hot collectibles. Our team comes together each day, working hard to improve our customers’ experience. It’s not really considered work when we know that our products bring adventure, joy, and happiness to life. It’s no wonder that we love what we do, and we love doing it for you!

 

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From the Daily Planet: Superman: The Movie is BACK in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25 & 27 AND Dec. 3! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/from-the-daily-planet-superman-the-movie-is-back-in-u-s-theaters-on-nov-25-27-and-dec-3/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/from-the-daily-planet-superman-the-movie-is-back-in-u-s-theaters-on-nov-25-27-and-dec-3/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177299 METROPOLIS (November 14, 2018) — No, that is not a bird or a plane flying back to nationwide movie theaters later this month.  It’ll be SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE making its triumphant big screen return to celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary at more than 400 U.S. movie theaters!
 
Searching for participating theaters and purchasing tickets now for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE can be done faster than a speeding bullet by simply visiting FathomEvents.com.  The 40th anniversary screening of SUPERMAN will be hosted by Fathom Events and Warner Bros. on Sunday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 27 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m. local time), as well as a third encore screening on Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. local time.
 
This is an extremely rare opportunity for fans to see SUPERMAN on the big screen, and this special presentation also includes the Max Fleischer “Superman” cartoon “Mechanical Monsters,” shown in movie theaters for the first time since it debuted in November 1941.
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SECOND VOLUME IN COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STAR TREK™ SHIPS LIFTS OFF FROM EAGLEMOSS HERO COLLECTOR http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/second-volume-in-comprehensive-encyclopedia-of-star-trek-ships-lifts-off-from-eaglemoss-hero-collector/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/second-volume-in-comprehensive-encyclopedia-of-star-trek-ships-lifts-off-from-eaglemoss-hero-collector/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177312 New “Star Trek Shipyards” Edition Surveys the Starships of the Far-Flung Future, Beginning with the Enterprise-D

(New York, NY)  Having already boldly gone where no visual reference guide had gone before, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, today announced the publication of the second volume in their critically-acclaimed Star Trek Shipyards series, the definitive visual encyclopedia to each and every ship that’s ever appeared in the storied Star Trek universe, either on television or in theaters.

An impressive 240-page hardcover, Star Trek Shipyards: Starfleet Ships 2294–The Future has been Officially Authorized by CBS Studios and expertly researched and written by Ben Robinson, Marcus Riley and Matt McAllister.  This chronological history and visual guide features in-depth profiles of Starfleet ships beginning with the beloved U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation through to the U.S.S. Voyager and Starfleet’s first true warship, the U.S.S. Defiant, as seen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It also features small transports, fighters, multi-mission explorers and time traveling ships from the distant future.

Each ship is illustrated with CG artwork using original VFX models made for the Star Trek TV shows and films, alongside a technical overview and operational history. Chapters include size charts, showing all the ships to scale. An appendix of class listings is featured at the back of the book.

Like all Eaglemoss Hero Collector books, Star Trek Shipyards: Starfleet Ships 2294–The Future (ISBN: 978-1-85875-530-4) may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, independent booksellers, and select specialty stores including comic shops and gaming stores. It is priced at $29.95 in the US and $39.95 in Canada.

Both this and the recently released first volume in the series, Star Trek Shipyards: Starfleet Ships 2151-2293, are part of Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s “Premier Editions,” exquisitely designed, painstakingly researched visual guides and books that delve deep behind the scenes of some of most beloved icons of comic and sci-fi fandom.

 

About Eaglemoss Hero Collector

Eaglemoss Hero Collector exhibits a passion for creativity and innovation evident in everything we design, manufacture and publish.  We invest generously in creating, researching and marketing our offerings, working closely with our licensors and partners every step of the way to achieve superior results.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the sci-fi, fantasy and comic-based figures, vehicles and commemorative originals merchandised and promoted under our Hero Collector brand.  Prized by fans and collectors the world over for their incredible detail, Eaglemoss is the standard by which lesser lines are often judged.  www.herocollector.com

About the Authors

Ben Robinson is best known as the man behind Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, which in the last three years has become the largest and best-regarded collection of model Star Trek ships ever produced.

He has been involved with Star Trek for 20 years. Ben was the launch editor of the hugely successful Star Trek Fact Files reference work, which sold over 50 million units. Then he went on to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. He has co-written two Haynes Manuals, the first featuring all seven Enterprises, and the second focusing on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Ben is particularly passionate about the writing, design, and visual effects behind the series. In the last two decades he has conducted extensive interviews with many of the most significant figures in the history of Star Trek from Dorothy Fontana and Matt Jefferies to Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr, Ron D. Moore and Bryan Fuller.

Marcus Riley is the editor of Eaglemoss Hero Collectror’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, a veteran of the Star Trek Fact Files reference work and the Briefings Editor of the US edition of Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. Marcus also co-wrote the U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual.

™ & ©2018 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Coming Soon from Funko: Ronda Rousey Pop! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-ronda-rousey-pop/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-ronda-rousey-pop/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177322 Pop! WWE: Ronda Rousey

There’s no end to the list of Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey’s athletic achievements. Ronda is a fierce competitor, which makes an equally ferocious Pop! figure. Whether you’re looking for a sparring companion or someone to watch the latest fight with, Rowdy’s got your back.

Coming in November!

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Dark Horse Comics Announces HELLBOY Day 2019 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dark-horse-comics-announces-hellboy-day-2019/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dark-horse-comics-announces-hellboy-day-2019/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:00:05 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177301 Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Legendary Creation on March 23, 2019

 

November 15, 2018- Next year, on Saturday March 23, 2019, Dark Horse Comics will celebrate the 25th anniversary of legendary comic book creator Mike Mignola’s most famous creation with Hellboy Day. In 1994, Dark Horse Comics published the debut issue of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction and introduced comic book readers to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For 2019’s Hellboy Day celebration, Dark Horse will publish a 25th anniversary, promotional edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue 1, featuring a new cover by Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart, which will be given away at participating comic book shops; and select stores across the country will host Hellboy Day events.

 

“When I created Hellboy way back when I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary,” said Mike Mignola. “I’m grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who’ve joined me in telling Hellboy stories for all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans. This thing could not exist without their support and it’s a pleasure every time I get to go out to meet them.” Mike Mignola will appear at a Hellboy Day signing at Earth 2 Comics in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles on March 23.

 

Dark Horse is inviting comic book retailers to celebrate this milestone anniversary for the world’s greatest paranormal investigator by holding store events and sales of Hellboy titles. In addition, Dark Horse will be creating a series of Hellboy Day promotional materials for retailers, including a Hellboy Tattoo Sheet, a Right Hand of Doom bookmark, a window cling, an open/close sign, and a new, folded version of the Hellboy double sided poster and Mignolaverse timeline that debuted at New York Comic Con. Retailers will have the chance to order promotional, giveaway materials and are invited to take advance of additional backlist sale pricing in order to hold celebrations at their stores. Qualifying retailers who take advantage of backlist sales promotion will be automatically entered to win special prizing packages from Dark Horse.

 

“Hellboy fans: please make sure to tell your retailer you want your local store to participate in this awesome celebration today,” said Matt Parkinson, Dark Horse Vice President of Marketing. “And retailers: look for the December Previews for February on Sale (Issue #363) for details on backlist sales and contest deals, as well as ordering information on the promotional material being created for the event.”

 

For nearly 25 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Hellboy’s adventures have appeared in what are known as the Mignolaverse — the strange, shared universe of comic books and graphic novels, comprised of acclaimed titles including Hellboy & the B.P.R,D., Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., Crimson Lotus, Frankenstein Underground, Lobster Johnson, The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed and Witchfinder. Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.

 

For more information about the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, as well as announcements of Dark Horse Comics’ plans for 2019 to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the first Hellboy comic book, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Happy Honda Days with the 6 Million Dollar Man http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/happy-honda-days-with-the-6-million-dollar-man/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/happy-honda-days-with-the-6-million-dollar-man/#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:00:24 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177176 As you may recall over the past 2 years, Honda has relied on stop motion animation and vintage toys to help promote their holiday sales for the past seasons.  This formula must be working for them as they are back this year with round 3.  Their new commercial for 2018 features the old Kenner 6 Million Dollar Man action figure.

 

Feel like 6 million bucks inside the 2018 Honda Accord. Shop magical deals during the Happy Honda Days Sales Event.

 

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In Stores Now from @CollectDST : Venom, Black Panther, Pacific Rim and More! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/in-stores-now-from-collectdst-venom-black-panther-pacific-rim-and-more/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/in-stores-now-from-collectdst-venom-black-panther-pacific-rim-and-more/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:00:47 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=177243 This week is a big week for giant robot fans, as the first-ever assortment of D-Formz PVC Figurines, based on Pacific Rim Uprising, hits stores! They’re actually very small, but it’s still a big deal! They’re joined on shelves by  two new Nightmare Before Christmas Coffin Dolls and four – four! – new Marvel Gallery PVC Dioramas: Venom, Star-Lord, Black Panther and Cloak & Dagger! ­Read on for details, and find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! (Item #JUN182324, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Venom PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Can you smell what the Brock is cooking? Peter Parker-hating Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and is made of a high-grade plastic with detailed scupting and paint applications. Diorama comes pakaged in a full-color window box. (Item # MAY182304, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Version 2 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How hot is your Gallery? The Black Panther braves the flames to become the newest PVC Diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Vaulting over the flaming wreckage of a car chase gone bad, T’Challa is sculpted in a 9-inch scale and cast in opaque and translucent plastic for a realistic flame effect. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, the diorama comes in a full-color window box. (Item #MAY182305, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVCdiorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JUN182326, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Coffin Dolls

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Coffin Dolls line just got super-sized! Just in time for the 25th anniversary, these two new releases of Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas feature new facial expressions and new accessories – a podium for Jack and a cauldron and spoon for Sally! Each 14” scale doll features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, looking like it just stepped off the big screen! Each comes packaged in an oversized coffin-shaped window box. Heads not final.

Podium Jack Doll (Item # MAY182295, SRP: $74.99)

Cauldron Sally Doll (Item # MAY182294, SRP: $74.99)

Pacific Rim D-Formz PVC Figurines Blind Box Asst

Join the Uprising! The new Pacific Rim Uprising movie has introduced the world to new heroic Jaeger robots and new evil Kaiju monsters, and now you can get them all in a tiny, collectible format! Each blind-packaged box contains either a Jaeger or a Kaiju, sculpted in the adorable “chibi” style, including Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena, Bracer Phoenix and the hideous Raijin! There are 7 different variations to collect! Sculpted by Bigshot Toy Works. A Diamond Select Toys release! (Item #APR182180, SRP: $7.99/ea.)

Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

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