Square Enix‘s Play Arts Kai Varaint line has been going strong now, with offerings for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Final Fantasy and more available now or coming soon. The line features their unique take on the characters, being influenced by the original designs but taking them in a completely new direction. Sometimes it makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t. Some wind up cool, others just a bit weird. I am personally grabbing random ones here and there, we shot the Flash a while back. Recently I grabbed Superman which has been out for a while now. So to really keep with this category’s theme, here is a Random Photo Shoot of Play Arts Kai Variant Superman!
Play With This Too have been hyping their planned Lost Protectors line of 6 inch action figures for several months now. All of that lead to their Kickstarter, which is now live! They are looking for $80,000 dollars in initial funding to get things going with multiple figures, head sculpts and weapons available at different levels of support.
Check out the promotional video below and head on over to Kickstarter for the full details.
What’cha gonna do brother, when these 12″ scale pythons run wild on you?
Storm Collectibles has been posting up preview images for an awesome looking Hulk Hogan 1/6 Scale Figure. You may recognize Storm Collectibles from the great looking 1/6 Scale Mike Tyson Figure they currently have up for pre-order. The Hulk Hogan preview pics give us a glimpse at the head sculpt and body type. these are in-progress images, so the look is not final. However, it appears to be a modern take, as opposed to an 80’s WWF style version.
Read on for the images.
I’m going to break from my normal toy reporting to share the heartbreaking news that is being reported all over. Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 83. He died from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. As a long time fan of both the Star Trek and the Transformers franchise (he was the voice of Galvatron in the 1986 film), this news has hit me harder than I expected.Every interview I have ever seen with him showed a man who was grateful and humble for the success he had.
I leave you with this quote from the Wrath of Khan, a quote that everyone is sharing and one that everyone is spreading, and I hope they continue to spread:
“We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”
Alien Series 4 hits stores in April and it includes one of the most in-demand figures; Ellen Ripley. The 7″ scale Ripley figure is based on her appearance in the 1979 classic, Alien. she comes in a jumpsuit and includes a flamethrower and her trusty sidekick…Jonesy the cat. NECA has shared an image of the packaging, which you can see after the jump.
Sideshow has posted a new video preview. It gives us a great look at an upcoming Star Wars Darth Vader Premium Format Figure. The Premium Format statue line usually comes in at 1/4 scale. Pre-orders for the Darth Vader Statue for this kick off on March 5th. Check out the video preview below.
Here’s the latest update from Toyark sponsor TheToySource.
This week at theToySource, we have new instock items like GIJOE Subscription Service 3.0 Single Figures, Acid Rain Figures, Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Exclusive MP Soundwave & G2 Optimus, DOTM – APS-03 – Decepticon Barricade & Soundwave – Limited Edition Asia Exclusive, and Fansproject – Function X-V – M.A.D.L.A.W! We also have new preorders like Star Wars 2015 Black Series 2 – 6” – Case of 4, Play Arts Kai Variant – Wild West Timeless Batman, Star Wars Black 6″ 2015 – Wave 1, MP-25 – Masterpiece Tracks, Fansproject – Lost Exo Realm – LER-03 Volar, and BCS-01 Lonewolf! All this and more in this week’s SourceNews!
In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now instock – GIJOE Subscription Service 3.0 Single Figures!
2. Now up for preorder – Play Arts Kai Variant – Wild West Timeless Batman!
3. Now up for preorder – Star Wars Black 6″ 2015!
4. Now instock – Acid Rain Figures!
5. Tamashii Nations introduces the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 2014 Spit Fire Version!
6. New preorder up – Movie Realization S.H. Figuarts Darth Vader!
7. New Kotobukiya Preorders!
8. New Bandai Tamashii Preorders Up!
9. Now Up for Preorder – MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks!
10. Make Toys Sale!
11. New Asia Exclusives Now Instock!
12. Now instock – Function-XV M.A.D.L.A.W.!
13. Now Instock – ToyWorld’s Evila Star/Devilstar!
14. 3rd Party Customs Instock and Preorders!
Icon Heroes has sent along images and info for a new Arrow TV Series Character Bookend. It showcases Oliver Queen’s Arrow, as he appears in the second season of the show. Arrow stands upon a Starling City clock tower base. The bookend stands at 9″ tall and is constructed of polystone, with a weight of roughly 3 lbs. It’s scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of the year.
See some photos after the jump.
DST Zach has posted a new video, which shows off the lights and sounds from the upcoming Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 Electronic Vehicle. he vehicle features the voices of both James Doohan as Montgomery Scott and James B. Sikking as Captain Styles. It’s due for release in April. Check out the video below.
Mezco has updated their Mortal Kombat X product pages with new photos of the 6″ scale figures. The new photos show off some of the articulation, accessories, and details for series 1. Included are:
Pre-orders are live for these figures. they are expected to ship out in June. Check out the new photos by reading on.