Shadow Scout 22

The Shadow Squadron has landed! Hasbro has repainted their 6 Inch Black Series Troopers, this time into a dark themed set featuring the Sand/Stormtrooper and the Biker Scout. Officially named the Shadow Stormtrooper Commander and the Shadow Scout, they are basic repaints with no new molding in a black and grey-blue tone. If a repaint is going to be done Troopers are the way to go IMO – you don’t need them – but if they are cool it makes sense and can work on the shelf. This set will be a Diamond exclusive in the UK, and is a Target exclusive in the US. It was available briefly online via Target.com, and should be hitting stores soon. Read on to check our thoughts and over 80 pics of these dark troopers in action!

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ThreeZero Teaser Image

A new photo posted by ThreeZero shows an in-progress look at a few unannounced figures. From what I can make out, I’ve spotted the following:

  • Game of Thrones – Jon Snow and Ghost
  • Walking Dead – Bicycle Girl Walker
  • Crysis Game Series – Crysis Nanosuit (Alcatraz perhaps)
  • Mech – Not sure what the mech standing is

In the background I can see the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. What else do you spot there?

Marvel Rocket and Groot Statue 001

The folks over at Gentle Giant have dropped a bunch of new pre-orders on their site. These include some new Marvel Statues, a new Jumbo Star Wars Figure and a new Honey Trap Statue. Here’s the full list:

  • Rocket and Groot Statue
  • Iron Man Mk 38 “IGOR” Statue
  • Sorayama Iron Man Statue
  • Admiral Ackbar Jumbo Figure
  • Honey Trap Katya Statue

You can check out the images and much more info after the jump.

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Halo 2 Master Chief Play Arts Kai 1

At NYCC 2014, the Square Enix booth was packed with new Play Arts Kai Video Game Figures. Among the figures was the first look at the fully painted Halo 2 Anniversary Edition Master Chief. Now, Square Enix has released the first two official photo of their upcoming Master Chief figure. The figure will include a few interchangeable hands, assorted guns, a Covenant Energy Sword and a figure stand. Price and release date are still to be determined.

Check out the new photos by reading on.

Robocop vs Terminator In Package

NECA is receiving their Robocop vs Terminator packaging samples now. They wanted to share out a new pic to gives fans a glimpse of the final packaged look. Unlike the previous figures in their video game line, these will come packaging in classic window boxes, as opposed to packaging mimicking video game box. Expect a better series of images soon. We’ll be sure to update if and when those pics go live.

See the new image after the jump.

MK Scorpion Statue 1

In this weeks Pop Culture Shock Newsletter, we got a new look at a few upcoming items. We had seen two of these items at the PCS Booth during New York Comic-Con 2014. In the newsletter, they provided the first official photo of their upcoming Mortal Kombat Klassic Scorpion 1/3 Scale Statue. In keeping with the Mortal Kombat theme, they also revealed the first look at the 3D sculpt of Raiden. This will be for a 1/4 Scale Statue. In non-MK news, they shared a new photo of their Judge Dredd on Lawmaster Diorama.

Check out these images by reading on.

PCS Liu Kang Mortal Kombat Statue 002

Pop Culture Shock has readied the pre-order pages for their upcoming Liu Kang Mortal Kombat 1/4 Scale Statue. Pre-orders begin today at 3PM Pacific Time. There will be both a standard and an exclusive version. The Standard Edition Liu Kang Statue will sell for $345, with an edition size to be determined. The PCS Exclusive Edition Liu Kang Statue will sell for $355 and be limited to 200 pieces. It will include an interchangeable hand with a light up LED Mortal Kombat Dragon. Both will ship in fourth quarter of 2015.

There are over 30 photos. They can be seen after the jump.

DCC Red Hood Outlaws 39

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...]

skeletor head

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.

Toy Guru

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.