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.

Alien Facehuggers by NECA

The folks at NECA are prepping their displays for the upcoming Toy Fair in NYC. To whet the appetite of Alien fans, they showed a pic of a bunch of Alien Facehuggers. During the course of the conversation, they revealed that these will be released, and aren’t just for the display. The tails will be bendable, so you can wrap them around the figure of your choice.

Read on to check out the pic.

Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Ezra and Kanan1

Thanks to the fine folks over at the Jedi Temple Archives, we have some new photos of a bunch of upcoming Star Wars figures. They have posted photos showing upcoming Star Wars Saga Legends for both classic and Rebels characters. These fall under the Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends banner, and come in Rebels styled packaging. Included are:

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  • Commander Bly
  • Endor Han Solo
  • Endor Luke Skywalker
  • Endor Princess Leia
  • Bespin Han Solo
  • Hoth Luke Skywalker and Han Solor
  • Jabba’s Palace Lando Calrissian
  • Princess Leia and Stormtrooper Disguise Luke Skywalker
  • R2-D2 and Yoda
  • X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Rebels

  • Ezra and Kanan
  • Stormtrooper commander and Hera
  • TIE Fighter Pilot and Stormtrooper

Read on to see the images.

DC Icons Firestorm Statue

The folks at DC Collectibles have kept the new reveals coming this week. A new DC Icons Firestorm Statue was the latest product reveal. Timing couldn’t be better for this statue reveal, as Firestorm is set to have a big story arc on the upcoming episode of The Flash TV Series. This glossy statue is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2015.

In the article attached to the reveal, DC Collectibles talks about a number of topics. These include sculpting, quality control, actor likenesses, etc. They are also teasing a “controversial” action figure announcement at Toy Fair as well. Toyark will be there, so keep your eyes here when Toy Fair kicks off in a few weeks.

Check out the new Firestorm Statue by reading on.

Avengers Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Pop Vinyl

A since removed page on Funko’s Website briefly revealed the next Avengers: Age of Ultron Pop! Vinyl Figure. It’s hard to remove something from the net once you release it, so the pic is now all over the place. Thanks to pepsiracer24 at the Funko Funatic Forums, check out the first glam shot of the Hulkbuster Pop! Vinyl Figure. This is a super-sized 6″ figure. No word on release date at this time.

See the full image after the jump.