Red Hood and the Outlaws is our next DC Collectibles catch up gallery. This set came out earlier this year, and features the New 52‘s Jason Todd as the Red Hood, Starfire and Arsenal, aka the Red Arrow. The team act as anti-heroes, all cast out in some way or another yet still fighting for good in their own way. The DC Collectibles versions of the figures are solid, especially the Red Hood, which has great sculpting and paint. He’s a great accent piece to a DCC Batman display. Starfire has a pretty nice translucent hair feature, fading from her normal red locks into flames. Arsenal‘s main selling points include a hat that twists backwards and detailed arm tats. Articulation has increased since the earlier New 52 figures, tho aren’t at DCUC or Marvel Legends levels. All these figures are out now, check your local comic spots and online retailers for availability – but not before you read on for over 35 high res shots! [Read more...]
Dan Gilvezan is best known for playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers series.
Dan will be appearing along with Alan Oppenheimer who is known as the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
TFcon Chicago will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois. You can book your discounted room via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website.
TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for 80s merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many other special guests including VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL.
For the most part, I usually don’t report on the organizational personnel from assorted toy companies. Hirings, firings and shuffling occur all the time. However, some people work so closely with their customers that they become the face of the brand they represent. Such is the case with Scott Neitlich, aka Toy Guru, who, for nearly a decade, has been the personality fans and collectors thought of when they talked about MattyCollector. Yesterday, a report over at Action Figure Insider has revealed that Scott is no longer with MattyCollector. On Friday he had handed in his resignation with the company and is moving on to work with another toy company. The new company is not named.
AFI posted an audio interview and you can listen to it Here. Sounds like the MOTU figures revealed are still set for 2015, so no need to panic there.
The Toyark has been busy banging out galleries and traveling to shows and sometimes some figs we want to shoot have to wait to the side for a bit. DC Collectibles’ New 52 line is a personal favorite, and I wanted to do catch up galleries for some nice pieces that came out a while back. First up is the Huntress and Power Girl 2 pack. These fine ladies are the stars of the modern World’s Finest book. In the New 52 universe, they are actually from Earth 2 and have adopted these identities. Either way, they keep a classic look – Huntress with her black and purple, cape and mask and Power Girl with her, um, suit. The sculpts are very well done, Huntress‘ head sculpt especially. These girls are out now so you should be able to find them in your local comic shops and online retailers that carry DC Collectibles. Read on to check out over 40 shots of the World’s Finest!
This is a pretty cool revelation. My buddy SilverOptimus (you may know him from our sister site TFW2005.com) sent me a message showing that Hasbro has applied and/or reapplied for a bunch of trademarks related to the 80;s toy line, Visionaries. Some of these trademarks were filed/refiled as recently as this week. Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light was a fantastic toy line from the late 1980′s. Fans will remember the figures for having holographic stickers on their chest and weapons. It was a short lived, but fondly remembered, toy line. Here are the related listings that have been filed:
- VISIONARIES – US Serial Number: 85189225
- VISIONARIES – US Serial Number: 85189225
- KNIGHTS OF THE MAGICAL LIGHT – US Serial Number: 85189263
- LEORIC – US Serial Number: 85189320
- CRAVEX – US Serial Number: 85189405
- DARKSTORM – US Serial Number: 85189380
- SPECTRAL KNIGHTS – US Serial Number: 85869959
- SPECTRAL KNIGHTS – US Serial Number: 85198054
- SPECTRAL KNIGHTS – US Serial Number: 85869959
- FERYL – US Serial Number: 85189337
- DARKLING LORDS – US Serial Number: 85198052
- CINDARR – US Serial Number: 85189393
You’ll notice the same thing a few different times. Some are marked for Action Figures. Others are marked for other merchandise as well as film and TV applications. The trademarks originate from a few years ago, but were recently re-upped so Hasbro could retain these specific names and applications, while a few others related to the brand (not listed above) were allowed to expire last year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and follow up if and when new info becomes available. Click the links above for more info on each application.
Diamond Select Toys has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license now, and they’ve been putting out a wide array of products. TMNT Minimates, a Pizza Cutter, Bottle Openers, and of course, Bust Banks. When we saw these back at Toy Fair 2014 I was impressed. They pull from the Nickelodeon show well, have movement in the arms and head, and are BIG. Perfect accent pieces for a Turtles display, hanging off the shelves with their weapons. You should be able to find these at Toys R Us and local comic shops now. We’ve run them through a quick gallery, along with the die-cast Michelangelo bottle opener, so check out over 25 shots after the break!
Here’s the latest update from our friends and sponsors at TheToySource.
This week we have some new preorders on the site like GIJOE 50th Anniversary 2-Packs, Play Arts Kai – DC Comics – Harley Quinn and Joker, Chogokin – Monster Hunter Liolaeos, KFC – EAVI METAL Phase Four: A – Transistor & HiFi, DX9 Toys – D03 Invisible, and several new items from Bandai Tamashii. We also have new instock items like Unique Toys – Ordin – O-01 Troll, Make Toys – MTCM-03 Quantron – Set of 5, Fansproject – Function X-4: Sigma L, Transformers 2014 – Generations Leader Class – Jetfire, MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack, Star Wars Deluxe Black Series 1 – Jabba the Hutt & the Biker Scout, Bandai Tamashii Nations – Metal Build – Laevatein, Saint Seiya – Myth Cloth EX – Taurus Aldebaran, and more! All this and more in this week’s SourceNews!
In this issue of SourceNews:
1. GIJOE 50th Anniversary 2-Packs – Preorders Up!
2. Now Up for Preorder – Play Arts Kai – DC Comics – Harley Quinn and Joker!
3. Now Instock – Unique toys New Combiner Ordine’s first figure – Troll!
4. New Preorder up – KFC’s Transistor & HiFi!
5. Make Toys Quantron Now Instock!
6. Now Instock – Fansproject Sigma-L!
7. Now back up for preorder – Fanstoys Scoria!
8. New Bandai Tamashii Preorders!
9. Now instock – Saint Seiya – Myth Cloth EX – Taurus Aldebaran!
10. Now instock – Bandai Tamashii Nations – Metal Build – Laevatein!
11. Now Instock! Star Wars Deluxe Black Series 1 – Jabba the Hutt & the Biker Scout!
12. Warbotron’s WB-01D Whirlwind Colored Product Photos!
13. Now Up for Preorder – DX9 Toys – D03 Invisible!
14. Now Instock – MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack!
MattyCollector has posted photos showing a bunch of upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics and Masters of the Universe Minis. These were revealed as part of their online New York Comic-Con reveals. Included are:
Masters of the Universe Classics
- Princess of Power – Angella
- Blast Attack
- Spirit of Grayskull (2015 Chase Figure)
Masters of the Universe Minis
- Horde Trooper
- Ram Man
- She-Ra and Horde Trooper
- Trap Jaw
- Snake Mountain
- Evil Seed Staff (possibly for Mini)
After getting a glimpse of the figure last month, Hot Toys has finally released images and info for their next Marvel figure. They are releasing an X-Men: Days of Future Past – Future Wolverine 1/6 Scale Figure. The figure will feature three interchangeable hands and a new head sculpt with the likeness of Hugh Jackman. The figure is scheduled to be released late next year.
Read on for much more info and all of the images.
Kaiyodo announced the Revoltech Turtles earlier this year and Turtles fans rejoiced, until they saw the price. At $65 bucks a pop, these are not for the casual collector. These things are super articulated, Nickelodeon show accurate, come with accessories and stands, and truly kick ass though. Are they worth it? We’ve done up over 125 shots of the Revoltech Turtles in action, check them out along with our thoughts after the break!