NECA Retro Snake Plissken 039

As a kid who grew up watching sci-fi and horror flicks in the 80’s, there was no bigger thrill than the combo of John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Together, they produced a total of five films. Three of those films are absolute classics, and some of my personal favorite films. The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, and Escape From New York. With the renewed interest in classic film properties, we’re finally getting assorted figures based on these properties from numerous companies. NECA went the Mego style route and have given fans an 8″ tall Snake Plissken from Escape From New York.

Today I have a full gallery of the figure. Read on to check out over 40 photos as well as my thoughts on the figure.

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Club Zeton

A few days ago, we reported that our friends at Toyfinity Toys were planning an all new membership program called Club Zeton. Now we have the full details on what the club entails, and it’s like nothing we’ve seen before. If you are at all interested in their Robo Force figures, then this club is going to offer you some great rewards. For a price of $75, here’s what you get:

  • A club membership packet including a membership card and certificate.
  • Ultimate Maxx Zero – Imperious Edition! Will not be available outside of the club membership. Full details next week.
  • Mystery Maxx Modules! More mysterious details on these mysterious items next week!
  • Lenticular stickers – two sets of them – to replicate the original “Maxx Steele” chest lights and “Maxx” logo for your modern Robo Force figures!
  • Unpainted Editions offered at a discounted price!
  • Ability to order any Ultimate Edition with or without the detail lines! This service will not be available to the general public.
  • Guaranteed Access to Robo Force products offered by Toyfinity.com, as well as any convention exclusives offered at shows by Toyfinity directly.
  • Voting on the order in which you want to see the classic characters produced as Ultimate Editions!
  • And, perhaps the most incredible benefit of all, a TEST SHOT of an upcoming figure from the Zetonian properties (Zeroids, S.T.A.R. Team, and Robo Force)! Did the factory mangle the most important part of the figure? Are the pins somehow off-center? You can feel just like an independent toy company owner. Whatever comes out of the steel tooling, you’ll receive!
  • The exact figure will remain a mystery until it arrives in your mailboxes later in 2015; for now, I can only tell you it is part of the Zetonian storyline.

The club will run through a total of six Robo Force releases. That will be in 2016. The Membership drive starts later today and runs through February 16th. They need a minimum of 100 members for this to go through. Keep your eyes on Toyfinity’s Website for the launch.

NECA Alien Queen 066

NECA kicked off their newest wave of Aliens figures with the massive new Alien Queen. This is likely to be the largest figure they do for their 7″ scale Aliens line. It features a huge amount of articulation and stands over 15″ tall.From head-to-tail, it’s over 30″ long. Sponsor Entertainment Earth provided us with the figure, and we have taken over 65 photos showcasing the huge figure.

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Read on to check out the images as well as my thoughts on the figure.

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lod figures

The 2015 Ontario Collectors Con will be Sunday, February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario from 10 am to 4 pm with free parking.

In a rare appearance WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal will be a guest at the 2015 Ontario Collectors Con. Along with Road Warrior Hawk, Animal was one-half of possibly the greatest tag team of all time: the Legion of Doom. Animal will be available for autographs & photos in face-paint with his trademark spiked shoulder pads from 11-3.

Veteran voice actor Ron Rubin will be joining the 2015 Ontario Collectors Con on February 1st. Fans of the 80s will recognize his work as Dr. Badvibes in the popular 1980s cartoon C.O.P.S., Artemis in the English version of Sailor Moon, the Vision in The Avengers: United They Stand, Germs Pondscum in Beetlejuice and Morph in X-Men. He will also be available for autographs and photos.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as GIJoe (vintage and modern), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage),Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.

Alien Ellen Ripley Figure

NECA has released a new look at the final production version of their upcoming Ellen Ripley figure from Alien. This 7″ scale figure is part of Aliens Series 4, which will also include Dallas Arthur and another Ellen Ripley in the Nostromo Space Suit. Ripley looks to include a flamethrower and Jonesy, Ripley‘s feline companion. The figure is scheduled for a March release.

Check out the new pic after the jump.

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Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have sent out a round-up of all the reveals they had in January as a sneak peek of their Toy Fair line-up. These items have been listed in the February edition of Previews magazine. There’s a total of 18 items, and includes all of the following:

  • Aliens Alien Queen Metal Bottle Opener
  • Batman Classic TV Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust
  • Comic Book Men TV Minimates Box Set
  • Jay and Silent Bob Bluntman Baseball Cap
  • Kill Bill Minimates Deadly Vipers Box Set
  • Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Spaceship Metal Bottle Opener
  • Marvel Deadpool Plastic Gelatin Mold
  • Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Action Figure
  • Marvel Select Ant-Man Movie Action Figure
  • Marvel Minimates Series 62: Axis Asst.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally 12″ Coffin Doll Set
  • Predator Unmasked Metal Bottle Opener
  • SpongeBob Squarepants Minimates Series 1 Asst.
  • Star Wars Classic X-Wing Fighter Metal Bottle Opener
  • Star Wars Stormtrooper Vinyl Bust Bank
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Counter Display
  • Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged X-O Manowar and Bloodshot 2-Pack

After the jump, you can see all of the photos and much more info on the items.

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Mordle Chroniclers

Our friends over at Toyfinity Toys have revealed their newest Mordles edition; The Chroniclers. These new colorways are their first ever metallic color Mordles. They come in a metallic bronze with white highlights. The set is priced at $10 and is available now at the Toyfinity Store.

Also, they plan to update on their latest club later today; Club Zeton. We’ll update when more info becomes available. See the new Mordles after the jump.

See below for the latest news and updates from Toyark sponsor TheToySource.

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4. New Bandai Tamashii Preorders!
5. New preorder up – Play Arts Kai – Metal Gear Solid V – Quiet!
6. Now up for preorder – 20th anniversary Legacy Dino Megazord!
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8. Now back instock – GIJOE 50th anniversary figures and battle below zero set!
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13. New preorder up – Genesis Megatron!
14. Now Instock – Fans Toys Red Soar!
15. 3rd Party Clearance Sale!


NECA Batman Returns Penguin 004

As promised, here are even more images and info for NECA‘s Batman Returns – Penguin 1/4 Scale Figure. The fully articulated figure stands at 15″ tall. In contrast, the previously released Batman 1989 stands at 18″ tall. The Oswald Cobblepot features the likeness of the great Danny DeVito, and will feature a removable coat (with faux fur), a top hat, an umbrella, and synthetic hair.

Penguin is due for release in June. Read on for more images.

NECA Arkham Knight Batman Teaser

NECA is dropping another impressive 1/4 scale figure. They have just announced their Batman: Arkham Knight – Batman 1/4 Scale Figure. No pic was shown at the moment, but if it’s anything like their Arkham Origins Batman, we’re in for a treat. It will stand at 18″ tall and have 25 points of articulation. Batman will include multiple interchangeable hands, a Batarang, a grapnel gun, and a fabric cape.

We’ll likely see more come Toy Fair. The figure is scheduled for a June release. A teaser in-game render is attached for reference.