Diamond Select Toys put out a pretty cool selection of exclusive Minimates this year at SDCC 2015. One of those sets was a pack of 4 Mirage themed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in black and white. The figures feature a new shell wrap, alternate Mirage themed face apps, new feet and new pads on the arms and legs. Weapons were carried over from previous TMNT Turtle releases. Overall it’s a really solid set that adds to a growing line up of TMNT Minimates (see our galleries of wave 1 and wave 2), with more to come. The colored version of this four pack should be out at retail later in the year. Read on to check over 40 shots of the SDCC TMNT Minimates 4 Pack after the break!
Two really cool new items from HEROCROSS were on display at ACGHK 2015. Tag Hobby loaded up some images. Newer items include the following Hybrid Metal Figuration figures:
- Robocop (1987) – ED-209
- Aliens vs Predator – Wolf Predator
Also included in their display was plenty of previously seen items such as Star Wars, Aliens vs Predator, DC Comics, Robocop, etc. Read on to check out the images.
As promised, MattyCollector has posted a photo of the updated Masters of the Universe Classics King Hsss with the snake body. Skeletor’s Love Child has also provided a bit more info and an explanation of why it’s being released this way:
We’ve been reading the boards and we understand there is a lot of frustration with our favorite slithery foe, King Hssss. We get it – certain things were expected and then those things changed, which is frustrating. It is also frustrating when statements like the ones that were made regarding the Snake Hssss Torso, are put out to you, the fans, before their feasibility has been confirmed. That’s what unfortunately happened here.
As we tried to rise to the challenge of somehow offering the King Hssss Bendy Snake Torso as an added bonus to an upcoming figure, we came to the conclusion that it was just impossible to make it work financially and still offer a product at the $26 price point for the sub. The Snake Torso itself is the cost of a regular MOTUC figure, so trying to just “throw it in” with Buzz Saw Hordak would have made the retail jump to the price of a two pack, which we didn’t want to do. And let’s be honest, that’s exactly why it wasn’t included with the original King Hsss in the first place (where it would have made a lot more sense).
We still really wanted to offer the Torso, because it turned out absolutely fantastic. So we decided to offer it as its own item – a complete figure – instead of not doing it at all. Soooo we worked closely with the Four Horseman and eventually came up with this offering.
What you’ll get is a Full Snake Form King Hssss figure which includes the new Bendy Snake Upper Torso with a repaint of the Snakemen lower body, and the King Hssss Briefs. You’ll also get a Bonus Transforming King Hssss Head (Snakemen Repaint) that can work with either of your King Hssss figures and some new repaints of the Snake Men Weapons. Overall we feel this is a more complete offering than just a torso in a polybag, and allows for customizable options with the original figure.
We understand it’s not exactly what you were expecting, and that some of you aren’t happy about that. But we hope you see that we are trying to offer you the best product possible, and in order to do that sometimes things have to change.
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Mezco showed off their Mortal Kombat figures back at Toy Fair 2015, and they immediately impressed. They are a return to fully articulated offerings with sculpting and paint apps to die for (no pun intended). The one thing I was concerned with was that as great as the prototypes looked back then, how would it translate when it hit production? Answer – perfectly.
These things have multiple layers of paint just as detailed as the protos. They are also some of the most well constructed 6 inch figures I’ve handled in recent times. Build quality good, plastic heft is there, all joints move smooth and silky, but stay in their desired position. There aren’t traditional double jointed this, rocker that – but, they all move as needed in all the right points. Bottom line, Mezco hit a home run here. We’ll be looking at all three wave 1 figures this week, starting today with Sub-Zero. Check out 35 HD shots after the break courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!
BBTS – Get ’em while they’re hot: MK X Series 1 Set of 3, MKX Series 1 Set of 3 (Previews Exclusive Decos), MKX Series 2 Set of 3 (Quan Chi, Kotal Kahn, Kitana), MKX Sub Zero Ice Clone Exclusive, All Mezco Mortal Kombat.
At Summber Wonder Festival 2015, Medicom revealed a few new items. They are adding some new Star Wars and Marvel figures to their Miracle Action Figure EX (MAFEX) line. At the show, they had the following figures on display:
- Star Wars – C-3PO
- Star Wars – R2-D2
- Star Wars – Stormtrooper (previously released)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – Iron Man Mark 43
Tag Hobby shared the images. You can see the photos after the jump.
At ACGHK 2015, Sentinel added a new prototype to their Re:Edit Iron Man display. Check out photos of the unpainted prototype of their Marvel Now Black x Gold Re:Edit Iron Man. The figure, which should roughly be a 7″ scale release, is still pending licensor approval, so final sculpted details may vary from what we see here.
The images come courtesy of Tag Hobby. You can check out the photos, also showing the previously revealed figure such as the Hulkbuster, by reading on.
The Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back – Bluntman, Chronic and Cock- Knocker Select Figures hit comic shops on August 5th. These 7″ scale figures from Diamond Select Toys feature the likenesses of actors Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Mark Hamil. Each figure features themed accessories and a base. You can connect the bases together to form a larger Bluntcave diorama.
Check out the photos by reading on.
The Friday the 13th Part III Jason Voorhees – The Legend of Crystal Lake Premium Format Figure goes up for pre-order on July 30th. Sideshow has released official photos and more info on the statue. It includes a blood soaked machete and a themed base, showing an assortment of Jason’s victims hidden around it. If you opt for the Sideshow Exclusive versions, you will get a swap out unmasked head as well as a harpoon gun.
The Sideshow Jason Voorhees Statue is priced at $469.99. Payment plans will be available. Read on to check out the photos.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, the folks at Super 7 had an off-site store they called Skeletor’s Lair. It was the place to grab all of the Super 7 Masters of the Universe Exclusives. It was also fully decked out in fun MOTU decor. Now fans have a chance to own one of the pieces used in that display. Super 7 is selling 10 total pieces of their Mounted Battle Cat Trophy.
Straight from Skeletor’s Lair to you comes the life-sized Battle Cat Hunting Trophy! The authentically detailed fiberglass trophy is the perfect addition to the den of any maniacal Lord of Destruction wanting to impress and intimidate their guests, or simply bask in the glory of their own evil power.
The Battle Cat Hunting Trophy is crafted by Los Angeles based art fabrication shop Pretty in Plastic from high-quality painted fiberglass, mounted on a 31″ tall, 22″ wide wooden plaque, and measures 22″ deep from the tip of the nose to the wall. Battle Cat can be displayed with our without the signature helmet, making it the ultimate centerpiece to any Masters of the Universe collection.
You’ll need a cool $8,500 to nab one of these. They are available now and can be ordered Here.
Star Wars licensing has been in full swing since Disney took over, and part of that push has been an expansion in action figures to the Asian markets. Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts and Movie Realization Series, Medicom’s Mafex line, Kaiyodo’s Revoltech, Hot Toys, and of course – Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai. The PAK figures are alternate takes, artistic representations of classic characters, not meant to be screen accurate. They are big, 10-11 inches tall, solid plastic with tons of articulation and paint apps.
The first one was Darth Vader, who we shot in June. Next up is Boba Fett, now in hand and ready to show off all he’s got. This is another impressive piece, so if you dig the alternate takes I’d grab them while you can. They are moving like hot cakes. Check out our gallery of over 80 shots after the break courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!