A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya has created several fantastic ARTFX Statues based on DC Comics characters, but there haven’t been any from the current “New 52” relaunch… until now. Slade Wilson was a member of the United States Army chosen for advanced training due to his peak physical condition and strength of will. He was also experimented on by the very same government he fought for, and with the enhancements they gave him became a mercenary and assassin. As one of the most dangerous men in the world he goes by the name of DEATHSTROKE! Appearing in his own comic as part of DC’s New 52, the character was re-introduced to the world with an updated costume but the same hardcore attitude and superhuman weapons mastery.
A powerful addition to the DC ARTFX lineup, Deathstroke is captured in a fierce martial arts stance. The Terminator wears his unique New 52 style armor with a sleek bodysuit, built in boots, a sturdy utility belt, textured mail-like armored torso, and heavy shoulder harness. His pose is a partial lunge while he holds his sword in a two-handed guard position, as ever aimed at his enemies so he can cut them to pieces! All of the elements of Deathstroke’s armor are expertly sculpted from his spiked boots to his fearsome skull-like helmet and everything in between, while the detailed paint applications show off his traditional blue and orange color scheme. As an added bonus, Slade’s removable faceplate is attached via magnet so you can display him in his fully armored look or unmasked to reveal his scowling countenance and eye-patch!
Sculpted by Junosuke Abe, Deathstroke stands nearly 12 inches tall (in the ARTFX 1/6th scale) on a special display base. Slade Wilson is the perfect villain/antihero to add to your collection, and he looks great displayed alongside previous DC ARTFX Statues like Batman Black Costume or future New 52 releases!
We had heard the rumors of the Character Options/Underground Toys Doctor Who line changing scales from 5″ to 3.75″. Then when we got to Toy Fair we got a brief glimpse at the secret figures, but were not allowed to take any pictures. Now, Underground Toys is ready to reveal this new scale to the world and we are happy to bring you this first look at wave 1:
Regenerate your collection with the Doctor Who 3.75-inch scale action figures. A great gift for fans of any age, these highly detailed, realistic and poseable action figures include characters from Doctor Who Series 7. Re-enact scenes from the hit series or create your own adventures; help the Eleventh Doctor and Clara as they travel across space and time battling some famous foes like the supreme beings that are the Daleks, the terrifying Weeping Angels, vast Cybermen armies, and one of his oldest and coldest enemies…the Ice Warriors. Wave one coming in July!
Each character also has its own Doctor Who display base (Dalek action figures do not include display base) One supplied. For ages 5 years and over.
She was not ready to be announced and shown a few weeks back when Mattel did the rest of their SDCC 2013 exclusive reveals, but now she’s ready to be revealed:
Monster High™ Webarella™
This year’s Monster High SDCC offering began as just a thread of an idea but it didn’t take long before we were totally wrapped up in it. Now with no further spin, we are excited to reveal this year’s doll; Wydowna Spider™, the silky smooth Daughter of Arachne, dressed in her costume as the Power Ghoul™ Webarella™!
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show.
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
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NEW DC COLLECTIBLES
DC has announced a good number of new items. We have new listings for the Cover Girls Batwoman Statue at $84.99 ($15 off the MSRP), DC Comics Bombshells Harley Quinn at $99.99 ($25 off the MSRP), The Joker Patina Mini Statue at $79.99, ($15 off the MSRP), Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Steampunk Batgirl PVC Figure at $49.99 ($10 off the MSRP), and Batman Arkham City The Riddler Statue at $99.99 ($25 off the MSRP). For new action figures we have three Batman Arkham City two-packs – Mr. Hammer & Harley Quinn and Sickle & Penguin at $34.99 each, and Batman & Bane at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP. We also have the new Pandora and Black Adam figures at $21.99 each and the New 52 Heroes Vs. Super Villains 7-Pack with metallic versions and/or new decos of figures like Aquaman and Joker, along with a new 52 Catwoman figure, and this set is priced at $84.99, $15 off of the MSRP. In addition, we have the new Injustice Two-Pack, Doomsday Vs. Catwoman, which is listed at $26.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=12767
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 VOYAGER SERIES 04 – CASE, SET, SINGLE, SERIES 03 CASE
This assortment introduces Sandstorm to the mix. The Case includes two of Sandstorm and one each of Springer and Blitzwing and is listed at $89.99; we also have a Set of one each of the three figures at $69.99, and singles of Sandstorm at $29.99. We also have the Series 03 Case listed, which includes two each of Springer and Blitzwing, and is listed at $89.99 as well. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=TRANSFORMERS%20GENERATIONS%202013%20VOYAGER
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 DELUXE SERIES 03 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
This new wave of Deluxes takes its designs from the recent comic versions of these characters. The Case assortment includes two each of Trailcutter (Trailbreaker), Bumblebee (Gold Bug), Orion Pax and Megatron, and is priced at $104.99. We also have them as a Set of four at $54.99, with singles of Bumblebee, Orion Pax and Megatron remaining; these are priced at $9.99 – $16.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS22835&mode=retail
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 16, 2013) —Toho Company, Ltd. the producer of twenty-eight GODZILLA motion pictures, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, have reached an agreement that will bring the best GODZILLA merchandise from Japan and beyond to the United States and Canada. Diamond will choose, market, and distribute the highly desired and sought after GODZILLA toys, comics, collectibles, and lifestyle products, many of which have previously been available only in Japan.
GODZILLA, 1954 Version: From X Plus USA! The greatest of cinema’s thunder lizards will batter his way into your collection with this 12” tall vinyl figure of Godzilla’s 1954 incarnation!
MECHA-GODZILLA, 1974 Version: From X Plus USA! Godzilla’s cybernetic foe MechaGodzilla will terrorize your collection as this 12” tall vinyl figure that depicts the kaiju as he appeared in 1974!
“GODZILLA has been a pop culture icon since he was unleashed on the world in 1954,” said John Parker, Diamond’s VP- New Business Development. “Now that Diamond can provide a complete offering of awesome GODZILLA merchandise from Toho, the long lost and unavailable figures and collectibles will be easily accessible to the fans of the nuclear beast. With a new film in production and scheduled for release in May, 2014 the monster merchandise will be here just in time to make its way onto the shelves of North American retailers.”
”We are very excited to be teaming with Diamond Comic Distributors in this opportunity to share a wider and more complete line of Godzilla merchandise,” said Masaki Fujiwara, General Manager at the Los Angeles office of Toho Co., Ltd. “I hope the Godzilla fans in North America are as thrilled as we are.”
An initial round of merchandise is featured in Diamond’s May PREVIEWS catalog, and is expected in retail stores starting in July. To pre-order GODZILLA merchandise, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. Retailers interested in purchasing GODZILLA products are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Sunday, May 19th at 4PM EST, Task One’s 3-inch custom series “Pillaging Pop Culture” Series 1 will draw to a close with the sixth and final release of 3 figures. Collectors and fans have been waiting 12 weeks for the release of an Animal figure. As a special bonus, each Animal figure will be entirely unique: every Animal will be wearing a different heavy metal or punk band t-shirt! Every Animal figure will be fully one-of-a-kind.
Blind-boxed custom hand painted figures will be $40.00 per piece, but collectors can guarantee pulling the Animal figure by buying the full 3-piece Wave for $100.00. Purchasing the full Wave guarantees that you will get one of each of the 3 figures in that wave. Purchasing one or 2 blind boxed figures means you will get one or 2 randomly selected figures.
Tenacious Toys is still selling a limited number of full sets- the whole series of 18 characters plus chase- at $600.00, but only until June 1st when all Pillaging Pop Culture figures will be taken off of the website. There is a “free” chase figure (not part of the 18pc set) that will be rewarded to 2 lucky orders each Wave, and automatically to anyone who purchases the full set. While the exact run size is not revealed, the series is limited.
Wave 5 blind boxes and full sets will remain available on the Super Series Sundays page until Saturday May 18th, so act now if you want to secure those figures! Once Wave 6 goes up, Wave 5 will no longer be available.
Release schedule for Pillaging Pop Culture:
• May 19, 4PM: PPC Series 1 Wave 6 FINAL RELEASE
• near future: PPC Series 2 (Task has already leaked photos of the sculpts online)
The ultimate Star Trek action figures are almost here! Arriving next month, the first two figures in Diamond Select Toys new, deluxe Star Trek line will be a classically-styled Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, each with interchangeable parts and a diorama base. We got in a couple of packaged samples, and couldn’t wait to bust them open and send them on an away mission! Check out the pics of Kirk and Spock in action on an alien planet and in the Enterprise’s engineering section demonstrating their various interchangeable parts, including hands, legs, heads, accessories and more! Pre-order both today at your favorite online retailer or your local comic shop!
Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers. The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums.
Q1. Any chance of some proper 1/18 scale figures loosely based on Arrow? (like maybe Huntress?)
A1. Nothing planned at this time but you never know. We do love the show!
Q2. With the “Man of Steel” movie coming out, could we see Superman related Hotwheels: *Supermobile, *Kal-El Space Rocket, *Superman Godfall Motorcycle?
A2. A cool idea. We’ll pass this along to our wheels team and partners in Hot Wheels.
Q3. Are there plans in place to reveal the Beware the Batman line at SDCC? Not the already known Bats Unlimited versions, but a stand alone BtB line?
A3. You’ll have to wait and see!
Q4. Will there be any Mattel products for the newly announced Batman: Arkham Origins game? Such as Black Mask or Deathstroke?
A4. You’ll have to wait and see!
Q5. Will we hear anything about what your plans are with all the other create a character entries at sdcc?
A5. No. We do have plans in place but this will not be revealed for a little bit longer.
If you’d like to ask a question for the June 15th submission then feel free to post your questions in our Mattel Q&A question submissions thread! Remember they can be about any Mattel product including MOTUC, Ghostbusters, WWE, any of the Mattel DC lines, Voltron and Cars. Twice a month we draw our submission question directly from the ones that AFi readers post.