Kotobukiya Lil Gotham Mini Figures 001

Kotobukiya has revealed a new series of single color mini figures. These will be based on DC Comcs’ Lil’ Gotham. These single color mini figures will stand 2″ tall. They will come in randomly selected 2-packs. Each sculpt will be available in six different colors. Characters include:

  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Nightwing
  • The Joker
  • Poison Ivy
  • Harley Quinn
  • Catwoman

They are scheduled for release in June. Read on to see the images.

Evolve Legacy Collection

Funko has revealed the first figures based on the upcoming video game Evolve. There will be both Pop! Vinyl Figures as well as highly detail 6″ scale Legacy Series Figures.Here’s the breakdown of the characters:

Evolve Pop! Vinyl Figures – March 2015

  • Markov
  • Val
  • Hank
  • Maggie
  • Goliath (6″ Super-Sized Pop!)
  • Savage Goliath – Gamestop Exclusive (6″ Super-Sized Pop!)

Evolve Legacy Collection – April 2015

  • Markov
  • Val
  • Hank
  • Maggie
  • Goliath

Check out the images by reading on.

Cracked Tusk Predator Cardback

NECA has posted a pic showing the cardback for their upcoming Cracked Tusk Predator. This is our first look at the packaging, and you can also get the backstory to the character. The figure is part of Predator Series 13, and was originally due out in March along with Renegade Predator and Scavenger Predator. It looks like that release date may have moved up a bit.

Check out the pic after the jump.

Marvel Legends Avengers in Canada

One of our Canadian counterparts, ActionFigureNews.ca, is reporting that the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Avengers with Odin/All-Father Build-A-Figure has been released in Canada. Included in the wave is:

  • Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
  • Hawkeye
  • Iron Fist
  • Machine Man
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Sentry
  • Thor
  • Odin/All-Father

UPDATE:
We’re now getting reports from multiple peopel that the figures are making their way to U.S. stores as well. Happy hunting.

See a pic of the receipt after the jump.

Planet of the Apes Lawgiver Statue Packaging

Next month sees the release of the Classic Planet of the Apes Lawgiver Statue. NECA has released a shot of the packaging to prep for its release. The statue stands at 12″ tall and is scaled for their 7″ Planet of the Apes line. The statue is limited to just 1,700 pieces and will only be available for a single production run. Once sold out, that’s it.

Check out the packaging after the jump.

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This cannot be good news for Mattel, especially immediately before the largest industry event of the year. After absolutely disastrous holiday sales, which saw sales drop a whopping 59% compared to the 2013 Holiday season, Mattel CEO Bryan Stockton has immediately resigned from the company. The Wall Street Journal has a good write up of the news, but this is a telling snippet:

Mr. Stockton took the CEO job three years ago and has presided over a long run of weak results. People inside the company and at customers attributed the slide to a growing focus on the numbers and overseas expansion at the expense of the company’s creative side. The company’s executives became entangled in a culture that valued endless meetings and long PowerPoint presentations. Meanwhile, smaller competitors like VTech Holdings Ltd. were taking shelf space and Lego A/S was challenging Mattel’s position as the largest toy company.

Read the entire story Here. Sound off in the discussion and let us know what you think.

Boss Fight Studio Eternal Struggle 2 Pack 002

Boss Fight Studio has sent out an update, revealing two new figures. The Eternal Struggle 2-Pack was not a part of the Kickstarter campaign, but will be offered at their convention appearances in the near future. The set include the Undead Warrior and a Gorgan Army: Ringneck figures. The Undead Warrior will be cast in translucent plastic.

Check out the images by reading on.

Toyark Toy Fair 2015

Toy Fair 2015 is right around the corner. In just a few weeks Toyark.com, TFW2005.com, Tokunation.com and all of our Network sites, will be bombarding you with thousands and thousands of photos live from the show floor. This is the yearly event that will set up the rest of the years worth of products. You’ll see more reveals at Toy Fair then just about any other event (with San Diego Comic-Con being the only event to rival it).

This year should be especially interesting. We have some major event movies coming this year. There’s no doubt that both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: the Force Awakens will have a big impact on reveals. Hasbro won’t be publicly showing any The Force Awakens toys, but that may not stop others from showing off a goody or two. These two licenses won’t be the only big reveals. Companies like Hasbro, Mattel, NECA, Mezco, Square Enix, Diamond Select Toys, Funko and more are set to have a bigger presence than ever.

After the jump, I list ten things I’m looking forward to seeing or finding out at the show. Join in on the discussion and let us know what you are looking forward to seeing.

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McFarlane Walking Dead building Sets Retailer Breakdown

The Walking Dead Building Sets by McFarlane Toys have been available as limited Toys “R” Us Exclusives for a few months now. These fantastic sets feature LEGO compatible pieces that create highly detailed mini dioramas. The miniature figures included are styled to look like more realistic models, as opposed to standard brick figures. We’ve taken shots of some of the currently available sets (Walking Dead Building Set Figure Pack Photo Shoot, Toyark Gallery – Walking Dead Daryl Dixon with Motorcycle Building Set, Walking Dead Building Set – The Governor’s Room Photo Shoot).

Now, Todd McFarlane has announced that these building sets will be expanding to numerous retailers. These include Walmart, Target, Amazon, Walgreens and Gamestop. Walmart will also have exclusive sets. The Prison Tower Set will be broken into two pieces for them, one with the Prison Tower and one with the Fence and Gate, allowing fans to add onto their Prison sets however they choose.

After the jump, you can check out a poster showing which retailers will have which sets.

Mega Sofubi Advance Big Chap Alien 005

Kaiyodo has revealed a very impressive looking soft vinyl Alien figure. The Mega Sofubi Advance MA-005 Big Chap Alien will stand nearly 20″ tall. Being a soft vinyl figure in the Sofubi style likely means this is a static pose and will not have any articulation. The figure is due for release in April. It will be priced at 23,000 Yen (about $195 USD). Photos come courtesy of Tag Hobby.

See the images by reading on.