As the Iron Man 3 movie is starting to hit theaters worldwide, Hot Toys is in the process of creating collectible figurines for a number of armors that are introduced in the film. However, armor suits are not the only thing we are working on. A formidable foe of Tony Stark is also on our list!
“Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher. Lesson number one: Heroes. There is no such thing.” – The Mandarin.
Think you’ve gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That’s right, only 250 have been made, and they’re all in Chicago right now!
The variants which costs $22, depicts the 1/4 scale Jawa holding an ion blaster, instead of the regular edition’s restraining bolt caller. As used by the Jawas in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the ionization blaster fires a bolt that disrupted electrical systems, temporarily shutting down droids which they would then claim under Tatooine salvage laws.
Only 250 of this vinyl bank were made, so get to C2E2 ASAP, or find someone who’s already there to pick one up for you!
Lots of new Pre-order and New Arrivals from our friends at BBTS!
REAL MASTERPIECE 1/6 SCALE MICHAEL JORDAN #23 ROAD EDITION – RED JERSEY
Enterbay has announced a second version of their Michael Jordan Real Masterpiece figure. This one wears #23 and is dressed in his red Road uniform. It comes with multiple hands, multiple pairs of Air Jordan shoes, a basketball and more. It is listed at $259.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ENB10065&mode=retail
MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75″ 2013 SERIES 01 – CASE, SET
Hasbro’s newest assortment of Marvel Universe contains two each of Captain America (apparently in classic outfit with new sculpt), Elektra, Rhino and Mysterio, along with one each of Silver Surfer, Black Costume Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Iron Spider-Man; we have this Case listed at $114.99. We also have Captain America, Elektra, Rhino and Mysterio available as a Set of 4, priced at $49.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=MARVEL%20UNIVERSE%203.75%22%202013%20SERIES%2001
HOT TOYS POWER POSE SERIES IRON MAN MARK XXXV RED SNAPPER FIGURE
The Power Pose line continues with this new 1/6 scale figure of Iron Man’s Mark 35 disaster rescue armor, code named ‘Red Snapper’. It includes multiple light-up parts, over 15 points of articulation and a display stand, and is listed at $254.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10445&mode=retail
NEW TEEN TITANS FIGURES, PLUSH
Jazwares has announced a number of new Teen Titans items; we assume that they will be from the new Teen Titans cartoon. We have a Case of 8 7″ plush figures for $99.99, which will includes one or more each of Robin, Cyborg and Trigon. Action figures are also on the way – a Teen Titans 2″ Six-Pack at $26.99, and Sets of Robin and Cyborg in 5″ Figures at $27.99 or 8″ Figures at $37.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=990&company=101
NEW TRANSFORMERS GO! FIGURES
Six new listings are up for Transformers Go!, the Japanese version of Prime Beast Hunters. These include G08 Budora and G09 Evil Demon Combination Goradora Set at $44.99 each, G10 Hishomaru and G20 Sensuimaru at $39.99 each, and G19 Hunter Ratchet and G21 Judora at $29.99 each. We also have images now for G01 – G04, so be sure to check those out as well – it appears that G01 , G02 and G03 can combine in three different ways, in addition to transforming between robot and vehicle individually. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=transformers%20go
NEW TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS, ALTERNITY FIGURES
Three new Transformers are ready for pre-orders. The fourth figure in the new Alternity Super GT line is named after Fortress Maximus and is listed at $99.99, while the Japanese versions of Metroplex and the Legends Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Set are listed at $229.99 and $39.99, respectively. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=12571
Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than ever!
Featuring “new” ThunderCats Bengali, Lynx-O, Pumyra and Ratar-O, as well as a non-poseable minifigure of the Berbil named Ro-Bear Bert, this box set is available to all comic shops and specialty store retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog. Now available for pre-order, the set will ship in the fall.
The three new ThunderCats in this set blacksmith Bengali, healer Pumyra and wise, sightless Lynx-O were introduced in the five-part 1985 movie “ThunderCats Ho!” as three Thunderans who came to Third Earth in the wake of Thundera’s destruction. Ro-Bear Bert was on of the two Berbils who saved the trio from the doomed planet, and Ratar-O was the Mutant commander who sought to capture them for the evil Mumm-Ra.
Pre-order the set today through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplocator.com!
LOS ANGELES, April 22nd, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE)— Do you ever feel like you have too much free space in your tiny apartment? Is your soul aching for some sort of depiction of a resurrected ninja to help balance out your man-cave? Well friend, we have the solution for you! Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to present a life-sized bust of Mortal Kombat 9’s resident fire-breather; SCORPION!
Following in the series behind his mortal enemy, Sub-Zero, this life-size bust features the hyper-detail sculpting fans have come to love from PCSC. Thanks to fan-demand, the standard edition will be available at all regular retail channels. For the more die-hard followers, an exclusive version will be available ONLY via PCSC’s website. The exclusive also features removable shoulder pads as well as glowing LED eyes.
PRE-ORDER begins promptly at 3PM PST on Monday April 29th
MORTAL KOMBAT 9 SCORPION LIFE-SIZE BUST:
Regular Edition (NOTE: Does not include Glowing LED Eyes nor removable Shoulder Armor )
Available at all regular retail channels
Edition run limited to 200 pcs
Retail Price: $580 USD
Est ship November 2013
The bust will be up for pre-order at 3pm PST on April 29th, tune into the PSCS facebook page for more info. To stay up to date on PCSC Mortal Kombat News, subscribe to our newsletter by sending an email to Newsletter@PCSToy.com with the subject line “MK Newsletter”.
Not really, but tonight, April 23rd at 7:30 PM Eastern time is the premiere of DC Nation’s new show, Teen Titans Go.
Teen Titans Go 1
Bringing back the original cast from the prior Teen Titans show, this should be a hit with the younger crowd and somewhat nostalgic to fans of the previous show. They even remixed the opening song to make the new one.
Starting out as one of the DC Shorts run during the DC Nation block, Teen Titans Go is the first of these to be turned into a series with full half hour episodes. I think I recall reading that one of the goals of the DC Shorts was to try out material and see if it passed the test to become a show. Congratulations to Teen Titans Go to making it to a full show.(…) Read the rest of WB and DC Nation celebrate AFi Anniversary with the debut of Teen Titans Go!
Hey everyone! Welcome to the launch of Action Figure Insider’s 8th Anniversary Celebration. As has been the case for the past seven years, on the week of our anniversary we have a little something we like to call “Scoop Week” where we bring you a variety of new, exclusive news on all your favorite action figure, collectibles and toy lines.
I can’t imagine us having a stronger start than this scoop from our good friends at Mattel. We have been granted permission to debut the image of one of my most anticipated action figures of 2013 – Catwoman from their 1966 Classic TV Series Batman™ action figure line! It’s not an exaggeration to say that I have waited my whole life for this action figure line and I know there are a lot of you out there that feel the same way I do.
Up to this point we have seen five of the 6 single carded figures in this first wave at both Mattel’s booth at Toy Fair 2013 and the 66 Batman event at Meltdown Comics, all except for the Catwoman figure. We knew Catwoman would be coming because she was listed on the banner at the Toy Fair event, but we didn’t know which actress of the three they would choose first.
Below pictures are of the paint master so it DOES NOT have all of the articulation cut in yet. Rest assured the articulation will match the rest of the line.
Catwoman is the fourth and final major recurring villain that frequently teamed up with fellow evildoers Joker, Penguin, and Riddler, so Mattel is completing a team AND opening up the number of great moments from the series that fans may want to “re- enact” with these figures.
This is the first-ever 6” scale Julie Newmar Catwoman, and the Design Team tells us it was a thrill to finally be able to capture this iconic rendition of the character in plastic!
The Mattel Sculpting Department poured a lot of love and attention into this portrait sculpt, creating MANY different versions over several months as they worked to capture the beauty of Julie Newmar and Catwoman! I think we can all agree that their hard work and attention to detail paid off! Just look at the texture and paint job on that catsuit! It looks like it just popped off your TV screen! All of the likenesses shown for this line have been top notch and the Catwoman figure is no exception. That face sculpt is one of the loveliest that Mattel has ever done.
And now we are proud to bring you as part of AFi’s 8th Anniversary Celebration: “The Meow Heard ‘Round The World“ – Mattel’s 6″ Julie Newmar’s Catwoman!!
A quick recap on what we know so far about Mattel’s Classic TV Series Batman™ line:
· The line was first announced at SDCC 2012 at one of Mattel’s panels, this is the FINAL figure reveal in the long-awaited Classic TV Series Batman™ line!
· The Classic TV Series Batman™ line is coming this summer to Toys R Us and other fine online retailers. The line includes 6” figures, TV Moment 2-pack, and the Batmobile.
· Classic TV Series Batman™ 6” Figures- These 6” highly detailed, authentic action figures represent top characters from the show, with attention paid to the tiniest details to represent each actor’s likeness! Each figure includes a display base with retro style “trading card” backdrop.
The first wave of single carded figures will be:
Surfing Contest Batman™
· In addition to the single 6” figures, the segment also includes:
o Classic TV Series Batman™ TV Moment 2-Pack- 2-pack of 6” Batman™ and Robin action figures, with “wall” display base. Robin figure is exclusive to this pack, which brings to life one of the most iconic moments of the TV show where Batman™ and Robin are climbing the wall! Can be displayed two ways: flat on a tabletop (just like the actors “climbed” the wall in the show) or mounted on the wall. Features a window that really opens!
o Classic TV Series Batman™ 6″ Scale Batmobile- The iconic Batmobile in the Classic TV Series Batman™style! Seats two 6″ action figures, making this the perfect complement to the 6” assortment.
A HUGE ‘THANK YOU” to the Mattel DC Retail team for letting us debut this beautiful figure! We will have more reveals and scoops all week, so keep checking back and tell your friends!
The first official trailer for Thor: The Dark World . The sequel to Marvel’s Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery ” #83 in August, 1962.
Mid May will see the next release of HeroClix miniatures for that game, this time themed on the various eras, friends and enemies of the Teen Titans. But it comes with a twist. A new type of piece, the team base, is being added.
Classic 80s Wolfman Perez New Teen Titans
In the past, it has often been difficult to field a team that feels like a team unless you were playing a high point game. Also, members of teams were often released a few at a time, making collecting a team a long process of waiting. Now this all changes. Team bases mean you can play many more characters at once, as part of the team base. Team bases also mean that all members of a specific era are more likely to be made. Case in point, for the first time in years, we are getting a new Raven figure. While Beast Boy and Cyborg have been getting some love recently, we have not seen Raven, in any form, since the set named Icons.