New York Comic-Con has, for many of the industries that attend, always paled in comparison to it’s much bigger brother; San Diego Comic-Con. At the summer convention, every major studio, toy company, and comic producer is looking to showcase their newest and best. For the U.S. toy industry, it’s second only to New York Toy Fair for new reveals. At NYCC, we tend to get a much smaller selection of new toy announcements and reveals, as well as a condensed display of what was shown at SDCC. For those who aren’t checking every day, it can be tough to tell what’s new and what’s been displayed before. So we decided to go through our photos, and pick out the companies that showcased something all-new for the first time.
Read on for the full break down of some of the most notable new items we saw. If you missed any of our New York Comic-Con 2016 coverage, you can catch up Right Here. We hope you enjoyed the photos!
As we’ve come to expect, Hasbro held a “Twas The Night Before” preview event off site. There, they usually showcase anywhere from a few to a full slate of new items. This event, we got a fresh look at some new Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars items. For the new Transformers items, be sure to check out TFW2005.com.
Marvel Legends – They showcased a new assortment of 6″ scale figures. Those included Old Man Logan, Death’s Head II, Shocker, Shatterstar, Adam Warlock and Sandman.
Star Wars – Fans got their first look at few new Star Wars Black Series figures based on Rogue One including blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus. We were also treated to the long awaited The Force Awakens version of C-3PO. Later, at the panel, they revealed an Episode IV version of Darth Vader, among others. We were sent the official photos after the panel. There were plenty of 3.75″ scale figures on display as well, many of which we’ve seen before.
The NECA display was mainly a smaller scale version of their massive SDCC 2016 display. We saw a few previously revealed things in person for the first time, including their Preacher prototypes and the Ash vs Evil Dead 3-Pack. When it came to full reveals, there was really only one thing they showcased that was new.
Predators – We got the full line up of Predator Series 17 on display, which was revealed the night prior. That set includes Youngblood Predator, the Serpent Hunter Predator and Elder the Elder Predator. It was with that display that NECA dropped a stealth reveal. After the first day, NECA said that the Bone Throne that the Clan Leader was sitting in would see a release.
The numerous figures on display by Tamashii Nations showed that fans of their SH Figuarts line are in for some great new additions. Their licenses span an assortment of different brands, and at NYCC, the number of licenses grew larger. From Dragon Ball Z, to Suicide Squad, to WWE and to the newly announced Street fighter, they came out in full force.
Street Fighter – The first two S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter characters were revealed. They are kicking off their line with both Chun Li and Ryu.
Suicide Squad – While we saw many of the items before, they did reveal that Deadshot will be the next figure i nthe line up.
Dragon Ball Z – There were plenty of figures for fans to get excited for here. New figures here included Tien Shinhan, Hero (Future Warrior from Xenoverse), Xenoverse Trunks, Yamcha and plenty of others.
During SDCC, it was revealed that Mattel was handing the Masters of the Universe reigns over to Super 7. Fans had been wondering if they were simply going to continue doing retro styled collectibles, like the 3.75″ figures and M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. And while it looks like those will definitely carry on, Super 7 showcased how they would be handling the classics license for the first time. Not only that, they showcased a new assortment of ReAction style Hellboy figures.
Masters of the Universe Classics – At the show, Super 7 debuted the Masters of the Universe Classics Ultimate Edition Figures. These reissues of the most popular Masters of the Universe characters come jam packed with parts and accessories. The plan is to offer characters like He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Ram Man and Faker again. Each figure will include alternate heads and weapons, originally used in variant and exclusive releases from MattyCollector.
Hellboy – They also displayed their Hellboy 3.75″ figures for the first time. Each figure will come on a retro inspired card back. Included are Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz and Lobster Johnson.
The Play Arts Kai figures on display by Square Enix were mostly items we’ve seen before. Be it from San Diego Comic or official reveals since then. Those included DC Comics, Marvel, Final Fantasy and more. However, there were two very new figures on display, continuing the DC Comics Variants line up.
Play Arts Variant – At NYCC, we got our very first look at a Tetsuya Nomura designed Joker figure. It’s a jam packed figure with about 7 head sculpts included. The next Batman Rogue’s Gallery figure was revealed as well. This is a mash up between Batman and Mr. Freeze.
There was a scaled down display for the Sideshow booth. They had numerous statues and figures for sure, including some recently announced Hot Toys figures. Sideshow brought items that were recently revealed leading up to the con. But the main draw were some new Star Wars and Marvel statues and busts for fans.
Star Wars – New Star Wars items made up the bulk of the sideshow display. They debuted new statues for Rey with BB-8, Kylo Ren and Jyn Erso. They also had a stunning life-size Darth Vader bust that debuted at the event.
Marvel – Comic fans had a few assorted collectibles to check out from both Marvel and DC; including the popular Sixth Scale Figures. However, two new Marvel Statues debuted. They brought out a new Venom statue and an all-new Carnage statue.
Good Smile Company
From statues to Figma to Nendoroid stylized figures, Good Smile Company usually has a few surprises up their sleeve for each event. At NYCC, we were treated to a couple of new statues and a potential fan favorite new Figma.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – If you’ve been into their stellar TMNT Turtles releases so far, then the two new statues are going to be great additions. they showcased both a new Shredder and a Rocksteady statue. Art on display points to Bebop and Krang not being far behind.
Figma – There were actually a few great surprises for collectors of Figma releases. They debuted an all new Metroid Prime 3 Samus Aran, Portal 2 Atlas and P-Body as well as Kojima’s new Ludens (based on his company logo).
There were some all new items shown from Storm Collectibles. These included a few 1/12 scale variants, a new anatomy figure, and new Muhammad Ali figures. We did get our best look yet at a few items that have debuted previously as well.
Boxing Figures – They debuted their all-new Muhammad Ali 1/6 scale figure. They will also be doing 1/12 scale statues of the iconic boxer. A new 1/12 scale Mike Tyson sculpt debuted as well.
1/12 Scale Action Figures – They debuted new color variants for their Street Fighter V Ken Masters and M.Bison figures. With the Mortal Kombat display was an unpainted, skinned figure. It was later announced this is a new “Anantomy” figure, aimed at artists looking to study the human form.
Diamond Select Toys
The DST booth at any event is always one of the larger ones we cover, especially considering the collectibles are all their own. Displays this large usually consist of multiple companies. They had a little something for just about every fan, from new Select figures, minimates, vinyl collectibles and more. The newest of the new consisted of the following items.
Ghostbusters – The next wave was full revealed at the show. We got our first looks at the Taxi Driver Ghost, the Librarian Ghost and the slimed Peter Venkman. That wasn’t all, it looks like the revamped their Terror Dogs, Zuul and Walter Peck figures.
DC Comics – Diamond Select Toys debuted their first new collectibles based on the Watchmen movie. They’re kicking it off with new Vinimates based on Coemdian, Rorschach and Owlman. Fans of the classic Batman TV Series will want to check out the new Batphone vinyl replica bank.
Marvel – Fans of the assorted Marvel Cinematic Universe, comics, and animated shows had some great new figures to look forward to. They did display an assortment of statues, Marvel Select and Minimates we’ve seen. DST also showcased their Dr. Strange movie Minimates and their Walgreens Exclusive Animated Minimates Series 3 and 4.
Pop Culture Shock
With a smaller display, PCS Toys used their space to showcase a few new items, and not much more. They brought along some items they’ve been teasing, as well as a few newly revealed statues. But there were some highly anticipated reveals as well.
Statues – It was a small mix of new items from Pop culture Shock. There were a few new Street Fighter Statues in Evil Ryu and Juri Han. For Mortal Kombat fans, they debuted a fantastic new Sub-Zero statue. Finally, they brought along their first few statues based on the Battleborn video game.
After a long absence from social media, TriForce returned with a few new items to showcase at NYCC. They showcased a few items announced earlier this year, some of their popular past releases and two all-new video game themed statues.
Statues – At the show, we got our first look at their upcoming Aguilar statue. This is based on the upcoming movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. They also had the Collector’s Edition of Battlefield 1 on display. This edition of the highly anticipated game will include a TriForce designed statue.
It was no surprise that Kotobukiya had a large display at NYCC 2016. What was a surprise was how many new statues they revealed at the show. They had an assortment of ARTFX series and Bishoujo statues from video games, Star Wars, Marvel and more.
Star Wars – There were a lot of new Star Wars statues revealed by Koto at the show. These included items from both The Force Awakens and the upcoming Rogue One movie. We got our first look at the First Order Flametrooper & Snowtrooper 2-pack, a Scarif Stormtrooper 2-pack, K-2SO, and an announcement for a Death Trooper. All of these (except for the Death Trooper) are in the ARTFX+ line.
Marvel Comics – There was a lone new comic book statue we’ve not seen before. At NYCC, they debuted their Squirrel Girl Bishoujo Statue. They brought along an unpainted prototype.
Other Statues – Also making it’s long awaited debut was the gender swapped Child’s Play Chucky Bishoujo Statue. There were an assortment of other anime themed statues on display as well. Fans of the new Kojima Productions mascot will be happy to see the announcement of a Ludens plastic model kit.
It was a DC Comics heavy display from LEGO at NYCC 2016. they debuted numerous new sets for DC fans. The biggest reveals were saved for the next LEGO movie comign to theaters, based on everyone’s favorite bumbling Dark Knight seen in The LEGO Movie.
DC Comics – The new LEGO Batman Movie was well represented here. We got a look at some fantastic new sets. these included Arkham Asylum, the Barmobile, character sets and more. LEGO also showcased a number of their DC Super Hero Girls sets. The highlight of those is a great new Super Hero High School set.
There were a few newer items from Gecco on display at NYCC 2016. They brought along their newly revealed Cthulhu, Tales from the Apocalypse and many video game statues. It was an accessory set that was truly new, and one for an outstanding statue.
Bloodborne – At the show, Gecco unveiled their Bloodborne Hunter Weapons Pack. This will allow owners of the Hunter statue to swap out the weapons that were included, and display it with one of the many other brutal accessories from the game.
There were numerous other displays. Most of which had items that have been seen at other events, leading up to the show or were smaller reveals all together. Above are what we considered the notable reveals only. Be sure to check out the full list of all of our NYCC 2016 Coverage to see what every other booth we checked out was displaying. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!
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