NECA Alien Kane with Facehugger 005

Likeness rights can be a royal pain for companies looking to produce a complete line based on a licensed property. Sometimes the actor refuses to sign their rights over, or the rights can be prohibitively expensive. So, what’s the best way to get around an actors likeness rights? How about completely obscuring his face so there is no actor likeness required? That’s the brilliantly inventive way NECA is handling their Alien 35th Anniversary Kane Figure. The 7″ figures comes complete in his Nostromo space suit and includes a shattered, removable, helmet and a permanently affixed Facehugger. Kane will be fully articulated and will come in special Alien 35th Anniversary packaging.

Aliens Series 3, which also includes Bishop and the Alien 3 “Dog” Xenomorph, should be hitting stores soon. Check out a bunch of new photos of NECA’s Alien 35th Anniversary Kane with Facehugger Figure.

Friday The 13th Part 3 Jason Voorhees Statue Preview

Sideshow posted an announcement and preview art for an upcoming Friday the 13th Part 3 Jason Voorhees “Legend of Crystal Lake” Premium Format Figure. The 1/4 scale statue will depict Jason from the first movie where he dons the haunting and iconic hockey mask. We’ll update when more images and info are released.

Check out the preview by reading on.

Cthulhu Pop Vinyl Figure

Funko has posted images and info for two new Pop! Vinyl Figures. The Crow Pop! Vinyl Figure is in stores now. Coming in January is a Cthulhu Pop! Vinyl Figure. From Funko:

Detroit’s Devil’s Night crime spree has left Eric Draven and his fiancee for dead…Until he is resurrected! Eric Draven is back with a vengeance! The ill-fated rock star has made his return to avenge his murder and that of his fiancee. Prepare to plot revenge with this creepily cute Pop! Available now!

Staying with the creepy theme…We bring you Cthulhu! Cthulhu is a creature created by H.P. Lovecraft and was first featured in his story “Call of Cthulhu”. Cthulhu is described as a hybrid man, dragon, and octopus creature with “A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings.” Pretty scary, right?! Coming in January!

Read on to see the images.

Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide Page 1

Hasbro has sent out a Press Release for their Star Wars Holiday 2014 Gift Guide. Attached to this story you’ll find images and info for previously seen Star Wars items that Hasbro will have in stores for the Holiday shopping season. These items are all available now. Included:

One of the most iconic STAR WARS vehicles of all time, in a totally new scale that has to be seen to be believed! The massive STAR WARS HERO SERIES X-WING FIGHTER is ready for even bigger battles, and is sure to become a collection centerpiece for kids and collectors alike!
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $39.99
Available: Now

Standing at 12-inches tall, these large-sized action figures feature classic STAR WARS characters as well as all new heroes and villains from the new animated series STAR WARS REBELS like EZRA and AGENT KALLUS. Each 12-inch figure features a great size and play value at a fantastic price. Each sold separately.
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $9.99
Available: Now

Team up characters or pit them against each other with these awesome 2-figure packs, featuring heroes and villains from the STAR WARS saga and from the new animated series, STAR WARS REBELS! Each pair of figures highlights an epic rivalry or a classic partnership. Each pack is sold separately and includes two figures with five points of articulation and accessories.
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $9.99
Available: Now

The signature weapon of the INQUISITOR, the fearsome new villain from the new animated series STAR WARS REBELS, comes to life in toy form! The INQUISITOR LIGHTSABER lets kids choose which way they duel their opponents with three ways to play! Start the battle with a single blade, then attach the second blade to the special hilt for three feet of double-bladed power. And, for the first time ever, launch the FORCE DISC for a long distance strike!
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $29.99
Available: Now

Kids can customize their attacks with STAR WARS COMMAND Invasion Packs. Each pack features ten permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures—eight soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus four vehicles on stands and two special Strikers that kids can rev up and launch into battle! Each pack sold separately.
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $14.99
Available: Now

Now, kids can finally take command of the greatest battles in STAR WARS history! STAR WARS COMMAND lets kids pit huge armies of micro-figures and vehicles against each other for the fate of the galaxy! Using the Controller, you can control the flagship of the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE with the power of the FORCE!! Send the STAR DESTROYER backwards or forwards, then unleash up to 4 Energy Blast balls to devastate your opponent’s army! Also comes with eight permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures—six soldiers and two specially-detailed Generals.
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $49.99
Available: Now

In 2013, Hasbro took collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of the 6-inch BLACK SERIES action figure line! This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate design and a high level of articulation of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe. New figures in 2014 include STORMTROOPER, OBI-WAN KENOBI, LUKE SKYWALKER and ANAKIN SKYWALKER! Each sold separately.
Approximate retail price: $19.99
Ages: 4 & up
Available: Now

The STAR WARS BLACK SERIES 6-inch Deluxe assortment takes STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of iconic in-scale vehicles and alien creatures, all featuring the incredibly accurate design and high level of articulation fans have come to expect from the STAR WARS BLACK SERIES. Each sold separately.
Ages: 4 & up
Approximate retail price: $39.99
Available: Now

Read on for the images and the Star Wars Holiday Buyers Guide.

Here we have the latest update from Toyark sponsor TheToySource.


Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new instock items like S.H. Figuarts – Dragonball Z – Android 17, S.H. Figuarts – Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal and S.H.MonsterArts – 2014 Movie Godzilla, Game of Thrones – 5” Legacy Collection Series 02 – Arya Stark, Reformatted – R-08 – Azalea the Avenger, MP-14 – Masterpiece Red Alert – 2nd Production Run, Star Wars Black Series 5 – 6 inch figures, TFC Toys – Project Ares – TFC-05 Phobus, ToyWorld – TW-D01 Roar! We also have new preorders on the site like Play Arts Kai – Final Fantasy VII Figures, Unique Toys – Ordin – O-02 Alberich, ToyWorld – TW-D02 Muddy, TW-06 Devilstar, and TW-H04 Infinitor, Xtransbots – MX-I Apollyon, DX9 D05 – Chigurh, MP-11SW Skywarp & APS-03 Barricade & Soundwave Set, and GIJOE 50th Anniversary 2-Packs,. All this and more in this week’s SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New Instock items from Bandai Tamashii!
2. Play Arts Kai – Final Fantasy VII Figures – Preorders UP!
3. New ToyWorld Preorders Up!
4. Reformatted – R-08 – Azalea the Avenger – Now Instock!
5. New 3rd Party Preorders up!
6. Now Instock – Game of Thrones – 5” Legacy Collection Series 02 – Arya Stark!
7. Now avialable for Preorder – S.H. Figuarts – Vegetto!
8. Now Instock – Star Wars Black Series 5 – 6″ Figures!
9. GIJOE 50th Anniversary 2-Packs – Preorders Up!
10. New preorder up – O-02 Alberich!
11. Now instock – TFC’s Project Ares Phobus!
12. New Transformers Asia Exclusive Preorders Up!
13. Now Instock – MP-14 – Masterpiece Red Alert – 2nd Production Run!
14. New Preorder up – KFC’s Transistor & HiFi!

Big Chap Alien Quarter Scale

One of the things fans have come to enjoy most about NECA is the fact that they invite fans behind the scenes to see how products are made, giving us glimpses of products long before they ever hit the shelves. Today they shared a great shot from their studio, which shows one of their sculptors, Kyle Windrix, working on a 1/4 Scale Big Chap Alien. NECA says the figure is due sometime in 2015.

Check it out after the jump.

SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron

At the Tamashii Nations “Soul Nation” Event, Tamashii dropped an awesome teaser display. Hiding behind some frosted glass were SH Figuarts figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! The silhouettes show the following figures:

  • Captain America
  • Thor
  • Hulk

the photo comes courtesy of Dengeki Hobby. Check out the image after the jump.

buu 01

Bandai Tamashii Nations is holding an event showing off new goods from a wide array of properties, and Dragonball Z had a ton of new products revealed. From the S.H. Figuarts line we now have Buu, times two. Super Buu with Gohan absorbed, and Super Buu with Gotenks absorbed. Also seen was a full on Super Saiyan 4 Goku. Couple that with a Buu Saga adult Gohan, and the previously seen Vegito and it’s clear S.H. Figuarts will be moving to a Buu Saga theme next year. We also get a look at previously seen or released figures like Android 17 and Android 16.

Along with these S.H. Figuarts figures were a selection of new Effects pieces. Green Wind, Electricity, Clouds, Wilderness (perfect DBZ accessory), Energy (Alpha), Explosions (Gray and Orange), Lava and a Light Stand. These add to the Fire and Impact versions out last year so your displays should be much more dynamic soon.

Rounding out the DBZ themed part of the event, we have new Zero and Zero EX figures. For Zero, we see new Radditz, Bardock, another Goku, and Vegeta. For Zero EX, we have SS Trunks and Super Buu.

Overall a pretty solid DBZ showing, it’s gonna be a busy year if they actually all get released!

Check the images after the break courtesy of AmiAmi. And then head on over to our sister site TokuNation for additional Toku & Sentai coverage of the Tamashii Nations event.

Soul Nation SH Figuarts Injustice Harley Quinn

Check out some photos from the Tamashii Nations “Soul Nation” Event going on in Japan. The pics, courtesy of Amiami, show off some of Bandai and Tamashii’s upcoming releases. These include a fantastic look at the SH Figuarts Injustice Figures. We’ve mirrored some photos. Included are:

Iron Man – SH Figuarts

  • Iron Patriot
  • Iron Man Mark 42
  • War Machine
  • Iron Man Mark VI

Injustice: Gods Among Us – SH Figuarts

  • Harley Quinn
  • The Joker
  • Superman
  • Batman

Star Wars by Bandai

  • 1/12 Scale Darth Vader Articulated Model Kit
  • 1/12 Scale Staromtroopers Articulated Model Kit
  • Darth Vader Samurai Figure

SH Monsterarts

  • Godzilla 2014
  • Gamera

I’ve also mirrored a few other cool photos of products we may not normally cover. There are a ton more photos at the Amiami Facebook Page.

Indiana Jones Temple of Doom Sixth Scale Figure Preview

Sideshow has posted an announcement and preview for a new Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Sixth Scale Figure. From the preview, you can see it will include his trademark hat and whip as well as a satchel, which was used to carry the sacred Sankara Stones. No pre-order date or price has been revealed at this time. We’ll update when new info or images become available.

See the preview after the jump.