WF2015 Metal Gear Solid Union Creative 005

The folks over at Metal Gear Informer (via Toyark forum member SpartanSP43) have posted up a nice compilation of upcoming Metal Gear Solid Collectibles. these items were all on display at Summer Wonder Festival 2015. A few items seem to have snuck past previous reports. Here’s what they posted:

Kotobukiya

  • Metal Gear from The Phantom Pain
  • Sniper Wolf Bishoujo Art from Metal Gear Solid

Nendoroid

  • Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Venom Snake from The Phantom Pain

Union Creative

  • Raiden from Metal Gear Rising
  • Venom Snake from The Phantom Pain

Figma

  • Gurlukovich Soldier from Metal Gear Solid 2

Kaiyodo – RevolMINI

  • Soviet Soldier from The Phantom Pain
  • Venom Snake from The Phantom Pain

We’ve mirrored a few images. You can check them out by reading on.

Force Friday Logo

Toys “R” Us has sent out a new press release. They are prepping for the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products on September 4th, AKA Force Friday! Here’s the press release in full:

TOYS“R”US® TO LAUNCH NEW STAR WARS™ SAGA PRODUCTS WITH MIDNIGHT OPENING EVENTS WORLDWIDE

The Next Chapter of the Legendary Franchise Begins at Toys“R”Us Stores Across the Globe on Force Friday, September 4 at 12:01am as Fans Get First Access to New Toys, Exclusive Giveaways and More; Company’s International Flagship Store in Times Square to Host Historic Star Wars Toy Exhibition and Ultimate Midnight Opening Celebration

WAYNE, NJ (August 4, 2015) – Toys“R”Us® is going into hyperdrive and preparing an out-of-this-galaxy, global celebration for the upcoming debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4. Counting down to the highly anticipated toy launch and this fall’s new theatrical release, Toys“R”Us stores worldwide and Toysrus.com have transformed into Destination: Star Wars, every fan’s retail source for The Force with hundreds of new products, including those only available at Toys“R”Us. On Force Friday, Toys“R”Us stores around the globe will open their doors for special midnight opening festivities, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars. The company’s international flagship store, Toys“R”Us Times Square in New York City, will host a historic Star Wars toy exhibition leading up to the grandest midnight opening celebration of all, welcoming legions of eager fans with costumed characters, signing events, giveaways and more all day on Thursday, September 3.

“Since the introduction of the first Star Wars toy in 1977, Toys“R”Us has served as the ultimate destination for Star Wars playthings, providing millions of kids and collectors worldwide with their most beloved memorabilia,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “Since then, Star Wars has become a time-honored franchise with loyal fan interest, making it a perennial, top-selling licensed property. With the upcoming introduction of the new Star Wars toy line, we’re excited to welcome the next generation of fans into our stores around the world with exclusive products, special events, feature shops and giveaways.”

Toys“R”Us to Help Fans Worldwide Build Their Toy Empires

With operations in 38 countries, Toys“R”Us is leveraging its global footprint and position as the toy authority to provide an unprecedented Star Wars experience worldwide. On Force Friday, September 4, Toys“R”Us locations in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the U.K, will open at 12:01am to welcome eager shoppers. The first customers to line up for the big product debut will receive Star Wars giveaways, including an exclusive poster, as well as the chance to be among the first to purchase exclusive Star Wars merchandise in dedicated front-of-store feature shops.

Leading up to Force Friday, stores in each of these countries will count down the minutes to 12:01am on September 4 with digital clocks, as well as Star Wars-themed microsites on each of their respective e-commerce pages. Social media users can follow the company’s worldwide midnight openings on each country’s social media channels, as well as via the Toys“R”Us U.S. Twitter channel, @Toysrus.

Midnight Openings Descend on Destination: Star Wars in the U.S.

When the clock strikes 12:01am on September 4, all Toys“R”Us stores in the U.S. will open their doors, giving customers the opportunity to be among the first to purchase hundreds of new Star Wars playthings, including a wide variety of merchandise they can’t find anywhere else.*As an added bonus, little Jedi Knights and their families attending midnight opening events will have the chance to receive special giveaways, including a limited edition LEGO® Star Wars Commemorative Brick and an exclusive Star Wars poster, while supplies last.** Also at midnight on Force Friday, shoppers will be able to browse and purchase the new products online at Toysrus.com/StarWars.

Those eager to count down to the highly anticipated toy debut can now find digital clocks at all Toys“R”Us locations nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/DestinationStarWars. Beginning on Force Friday, dedicated Star Wars feature shops will be found at the front of all stores nationwide, featuring a combination of figures, construction sets, accessories and more, plus updated countdown clocks reset to tick off the minutes to the release of the new movie.

Additionally, gamers can now preorder Star Wars Battlefront, the ultimate Star Wars video game experience, along with Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars, at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/StarWars.

For the latest Destination: Star Wars news and updates, fanatics can follow @ToysRUs on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Facebook.com/Toysrus. Followers are encouraged to post photos of their Star Wars toy empire, themselves dressed in their best Star Wars cosplay and their midnight opening experience, as well as engage with one another and Toys“R”Us using #DestinationStarWars.

The Force is Strong at Toys“R”Us Times Square

The biggest midnight opening celebration will take place at the company’s international flagship store in New York City, Toys“R”Us Times Square, where fans of all ages are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character and take part in dozens of one-of-a-kind activities designed especially for Star Wars aficionados.***

The World’s Greatest Toy Store is kicking the party off early with a special exhibition featuring prototypes, originals and early editions of some of the best-known Star Wars toys in the world, curated by Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., a non-profit museum that houses the Guinness World Record-certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Presented prominently throughout the store, “Destination: Star Wars – The Experience,” will be on display from Wednesday, August 26 through Monday, September 7 and will feature dozens of notable collectibles based on all six feature films from the Star Wars Saga, including the original first four mail-away action figures from 1978, a large-sized Chewbacca figure in never publicly-released The Empire Strikes Back packaging from Kenner Products and a rare 2003 LEGO Star Wars Cloud City building set.****

The adventure kicks into high gear on Thursday, September 3, when the store hosts Star Wars activities throughout the day, beginning at 9am****, including:

A book signing and meet and greet with Steve Sansweet, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., storied Star Wars author and former Head of Fan Relations and Director of Content Management at Lucasfilm Ltd.

An art class and meet and greet with fan-favorite Star Wars and science fiction artist, Jeff Carlisle.

Star Wars product demonstrations and activations throughout the store, including Star Wars-themed 3-D action figure creation with 3D Plus Me, video gaming on Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars kiosks and experiencing intergalactic sound on Star Wars-themed headphones powered by SMS Audio.

A LEGO Star Wars make and take for rebels looking to build their toy empire brick by brick.

A Light Saber Academy with members of New York Jedi, a community of cosplayers, martial artists and teachers who share practical stage combat techniques oriented toward Light Sabers.

Photo opportunities with costumed characters, including Furbacca, a character versioned after the Hasbro® toy that makes wookiee sounds like CHEWBACCA, Geoffrey the Giraffe and more.

Ice cream flavors inspired by the Star Wars Saga from Scoops“R”Us, the flagship store’s in-house ice cream shop located on the Lower Level.

Star Wars-themed cookie decorating at a “Wookiee” Cookie Party on Level 1.

Special giveaways for the first fans in line, including a Collector’s Edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative Brick, an exclusive, limited edition Star Wars poster and a Star Wars Character Flashlight from JAKKS Pacific.***

Star Wars trivia, a costume contest and a galaxy of excitement and prizes, while supplies last, for those fanatics waiting in line.

A panel discussion with Steve Sansweet and Jeff Carlisle for select lucky fans, which will also be livestreamed via Periscope @Toysrus on Twitter.

The ultimate unveiling of the official Toys“R”Us Times Square Star Wars feature shop at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4.

*Toys“R”Us stores in the U.S. will open at 12:01am local time on Friday, September 4, except for stores in Paramus, NJ, which have varying store open times due to local ordinances. Toys“R”Us Express and Outlet locations generally follow the hours of their respective shopping centers. All store hours can be found online at www.Toysrus.com/StoreLocator.
**Event open to all ages. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to event participants only. Limit one per person. Quantities limited; no rain checks. Giveaway quantities vary by store.
***Event open to all ages. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to event participants only. Limit one per person. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
****Toy enthusiasts can view the entire listing of products featured in “Destination: Star Wars – The Experience” and a full schedule of Toys“R”Us Times Square events, including times, online at the company’s Times Square Store Special Events page.

Power Con Exclusive Red Beast Man

The official Power-Con Website has updated with info for next years show. Power-Con 2016 is especially notable as they will have three Masters of the Universe Classics Exclusives:

  • Camo Khan – $45
  • Beast Man (Red Minicomic Version) –  $45
  • Granamyr (Green Minicomic Version) – $100

The good news is that non-attendees will have a shot at the figures as well. While there are no guarantees on total number of figures available, it’s a great gesture for the fans who may not be able to make the trip. We’ve mirrored the info, which you can see after the jump. Also be sure to check out their Power-Con 2016 FAQ.

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PAK Steampunk Batman 002

Batman Timeless is the Play Arts Variant line of redesigned Batman figures. Each one is based on either a specific designers vision, or an interpretation of how a Batman would have appeared in a historical setting. The latest entry in the line is the Play Arts Variant Steampunk Batman, a 19th century Victorian-era styled Batman. We had a look at the figure most recently at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Square Enix has released two new official photos of the Steampunk Batman. Expect a few more photos as well as pricing and release dates to be revealed soon. You can check out the images by reading on.

American Werewolf in London Kessler Wolf Statue 025

The American Werewolf in London – Kessler Wolf 1/4 Scale Statue, which has been previewed and teased for a long time, is finally ready for prime time. In this weeks Pop Culture Shock Newsletter, they finally showed the fully painted statue. There will be two versions, a Standard Edition and a PCS Exclusive Edition. See the detail below.

American Werewolf in London – Kessler Wolf 1/4 Scale Statue

Will be available through quality collectible retailers

Price : $399.99
Edition Size : 500 pcs
Size : 21.5″ L x 10.5″ H x 9″ D
Est Ship : 3rd Qtr 2016
Pre-Order Discount : Up to 10% for pre-ordering

Features: Open mouth head

American Werewolf in London – Kessler Wolf 1/4 Scale Statue – PCS EX

Will only be available through popcultureshocktoys.com

Price : $399.99
Edition Size : 300 pcs
Size : 21.5″ L x 10.5″ H x 9″ D
Est Ship : 3rd Qtr 2016
Pre-Order Discount : Up to 10% for pre-ordering

Features: Both closed mouth and open mouth ‘switch-out’ heads!

Read on to see a few images. We’ll update and bump this post when the full gallery goes live.

MKX Quan Chi Statue Preview

In this weeks Pop Culture Shock Newslettter, they previewed their next Mortal Kombat Statue. Read on to check out the first photo of the Mortal Kombat X Quan Chi 1/4 Scale Statue. The Netherealm sorcerer was a particularly ruthless villain in the newest game entry and has become a real fan favorite character of the years. The image shows off the unpainted prototype on a temporary base. We’ll update when more photos and info for the Quan Chi Statue becomes available.

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NJCC sent over this update on their last show with details on the next, check it out below:

I’d like to thank you all for coming out to the Summer NJCC 2015 action figure toy show. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both exciting and fun. I hope everyone enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old friends. The best part of the con is being among fans who enjoy Action Figures and Toys just like you.

I would like to thank our dynamic group of Toy Industry guests Boss Fight Studio, Toyfinity and Marauder Gun Runners. Your presence at the show made this one of the best NJCC events to-date and we thank you for showing off new products and hanging out with the fans!

Special shout out to the NJCC Crew and all the help they provide to make the show a huge success. Kevin Watts, Brian Kauffman, Ragin Spoon, Dan Khanna, Joe Moore, Tony Bacala, Joe Zied, Gary Stevens, Cobrastickers, Marauder, Inc and Kokomo Toys!

Our next New Jersey Collectors Con will be held on November 8th 2015 and we hope to have a really nice exclusive Action Figure to offer. Stay tuned for more details shortly.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, November 8th 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

First Order Stormtrooper 15

The next phase of Black Series is here! Today we are looking at the San Diego Comic Con 2015 Star Wars Black Series Episode VII First Order Stormrooper. This is the first Star Wars Episode VII figure to be released in any form, and the first for Black Series 6 Inch as well. The figure is based on the new look for Troopers as seen in the trailers so far. Standard black and white, rifle and gun. The armor and helmet are fresh and new yet still touch those classic notes. Let’s see how he stacks up against the classic Trooper after the break, courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

BBTS Pre-Orders – Get ’em while they’re hot: 2015 Wave 2 Revision, 2015 Wave 1, All Black Series.

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NJCC Boss Fight 30

Yesterday was the Summer 2015 New Jersey Collectors Con and there was some cool stuff out on display. First, Boss Fight Studio was there and had a wide array of their Kickstarter Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. on display, plus mock ups for the Series 2 Fantasy Figures! Marauder Task Force figures by Marauder Inc were there as well, which are done in tandem with Boss Fight. They also revealed their next phase with mock ups of the Marauder Task Force Valkyries. Toyfinity, producers of the modern Mordles and Robo Force figures were there showing off a bunch of cool stuff including an awesome (or gross, depending on your tastes :) ) movie prop Mordle. Lunar Toy Store had a prototype of a 3rd Party War Within Prime. And lastly customizer extraordinaire KrymsynGardImmoral had a wide selection of crazy customized figures statues and vinyl. Check it all out after the break!

You can also check out even more photos for Boss Fight and Marauder over on our sister site HissTank.com.

Friday The 13th Part 6 Retro Jason 039

NECA‘s line of retro style 8″ figures continues to impress with their newest release. The Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives – Jason Voorhees Retro 8″ Scale Figure is the latest addition to the ranks. In the sixth film in the long running franchise, Jason is inadvertently brought back to life by the bumbling of Tommy Jarvis and his friend Hawes, who pays with his life. Now a completely unstoppable killing machine, Jason returns to the Crystal Lake area and proceeds to tear through everyone in his path. This installment marks a shift in the series and brought us Jason as an undead killer. What a better way to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the film than to post a gallery of an all new Jason Voorhees figure. NECA was kind enough to send a review sample along. We have nearly 60 photos of the figure.

Check out our NECA Toy Galleries for even more retro figure fun.

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