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Boss Fight Studio has sent out a newsletter with an update on the status of their highly anticipated Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Figures. The good news is that the kinks have been worked out, and the production of the Mauraders Task Force figures was a success. The even better news? They can start running the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Figures through the factory. Review samples will be available in August, with a delivery of the figures penciled in for the Fourth Quarter of 2015. Here’s what Boss Fight sent:

Hi Boss-Fighters!

This is the big one. We have the process rolling to our satisfaction and we can finally announce dates. But first, a little background:

When we started Boss Fight Studio almost two and a half years ago, we knew we wanted to do more than freelance development for other companies – our main goal was to develop our own product. Something without compromise, that we could stand behind, that would be among the best collectible toys out there. Thanks to all of you, the Kickstarter campaign was successful beyond all expectations. Since this was our first crowd funding campaign, the flip side of this success was that we ended up adding far more items than we had initially planned on, and development on those additional items took time.

As many of you already know, we’ve also been dealing with some manufacturing hiccups on the product for our friends at Marauder “Gun-Runners”. We’ve been intimately involved with the entire process, and Marauder is using the same factory that we’d already sourced for HACKS. We wanted to make sure that the Marauder Task Force figures were dead-on, primarily to follow through with our friend Marauder John, but also because, if the factory that we’re partnered with couldn’t get these right, it wasn’t going to be the right place for Vitruvian HACKS.

Well, we’re happy to report that the factory went above and beyond to meet the high quality expectations of MGR and BFS. Including completely re-running the entire production run of MTF figures, and hiring new employees to do exacting quality-control checks. On our recent trip to China, we were able to witness these changes first hand and reaffirm that we are partnered with the right people, who care about delivering top-notch products. Partners who are 100% committed to forging long lasting relationships, with both BFS and MGR, for years to come. The delay to our original manufacturing window was significant, but in the end, it will be worth it.

With production and shipment of the Marauder Task Force figures, wrapped up in June, Our factory partners were freed up to continue tooling preparations for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and have been working fast and furiously. Up until this point, we did not have a solid delivery window, and for that, we apologize. We know you guys have been waiting a long time.

We have been told to expect our first test-shots for review in the middle of August. This represents a significant milestone in the process and we cant wait to share photos with you all! We have also been informed that, due to the large number of items, production of our order will be split into two groups shipping approximately one month apart. If all goes relatively smoothly, we are looking at a 4th quarter delivery window. We wish it was sooner, but the complexity of the figures and sheer number of items will take time to manufacture. We can’t thank you guys enough for your support and patience. When we have more info, pics, whatever, they’ll be passed on to you without delay.

Best wishes,
Andrew, Fred, Dave, Erik and Catrina.

If you missed it before, the Hisstank and Toyark crew had hands on time with the figures. You can check out our photos Here.

Game of Thrones Stark Banner Pack

McFarlane and MTV.com teamed up to reveal even more on the upcoming Game of Thrones Construction Sets. The new reveal gives us a look at some of the Blind Bag characters, which will sell for $3.99 each. We also get a look at the Construction Banner Packs. These look to include two min figure bannermen as well as a banner bearing the sigil of house they represent. Those will be $9.99 each. We saw the Iron Throne Room yesterday, and MTV reveals that there will be a Mother of Dragon Set and an Attack on the Wall Set. However, no pictures of those two were revealed.

McFarlane will have even more on display at San Diego Comi-Con. Check back as we cover the show live. You can see these new images after the jump.

NECA Commando John Matrix 001

NECA shared a few new photos of their upcoming Commando – Ultimate John Matrix 7″ Scale Figure. The images are from the pre-production sample. The figure, based on Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s portrayal of John Matrix in the 80’s action film Commando, will include a ton of accessories. The figure will include a knife, a Desert Eagle pistol, M60E3 machine gun, Valmet M78/83 machine gun, grenades, and M202A1 FLASH rocket launcher with removable rocket. The figure will have over 25 points of articulation. Look for it this August.

See the images after the jump.

McFarlane Game of Thrones Iron Throne Room Set 002

In a surprise announcement, Entertainment Weekly and McFarlane Toys have announced a new series of Construction Sets based on HBO’s massive hit; Game of Thrones! The first set to be released will be the Throne Room with the Iron Throne. The set will include King Joffrey, Tyrion Lannister, members of the Kingsguard and Lannister Guards. Assorted sets will sell for $14.99 to $49.99 and there will be individual minifigures (likely blind bagged). Those will include and alternate version of TyrionJon SnowDaenerys TargaryenGrey WormGhostRhaegal, an Unsullied, a Crow, a Wildling and a Wight. They will sell for $3.99 each.

As a big fan of their Walking Dead Construction Sets, I think Game of Thrones and brick fans are in for a real treat here. Read on to check out the images.

SDCC 2015 Batgirl In Package

Check out the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives coming from Toys “R” Us. They will be teaming up with Entertainment Earth for distribution at the con. Included are:

  • Transformers Masterpiece Bluestreak figure
  • Star Wars The Black Series Jabba’s Rancor Pit Set
  • G.I. Joe Desert Duel Pack
  • Batman vs. Harley Quinn Playset
  • My Little Pony Maud Rock Pie figure
  • My Little Pony Daring Do Dazzle figure
  • My Little Pony Cutie Mark Magic Princess Celestia figure
  • Power Rangers Limited Black Edition Legacy Megazord
  • Mortal Kombat Raiden 6″ figure
  • Batman Classic TV Series Batgirl figure

See a full press release and all the images by reading on.

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Eddie and Godzilla

Two new figures are on their way retailers from NECA. The Video Game Appearance NES Godzilla and Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind Eddie Retro Mego Style Figure should be hitting shelves over the next few weeks. If you can wait, you can grab them now directly from NECA.

  • Piece of Mind Eddie – Ebay – Amazon (Currently Sold Out)
  • NES Godzilla – EbayAmazon

Happy hunting.

SDCC2015 ReAction T2 T 1000 Hook Arms

Here’s the latest batch of Funko San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives. See the list below, and check out the running list after the jump.

  • Pop! Star Wars: Princess Leia [Boushh Unmasked]
  • Pop! Marvel: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Grinning Ultron
  • Pop! Hanna-Barbera: Lil’ Gruesome (Red)
  • Pop! Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy – Nova Rocket with Potted Groot
  • ReAction: Terminator 2 – T1000 with Hook Arms
  • Vinyl Idolz: Ghostbusters – Marshmallowed Egon Spengler

See the images and full list of all revealed Funko exclusives after the jump.

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Back to the Future Iced DeLorean Collector Set

Over at BackToTheFuture.com a new slate of Diamond Select Toys Back to the Future collectibles have been revealed. These will be hitting this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic film. These will include the following items:

  • Back to the Future Time Machine Bottle Opener
  • Back to the Future Monopoly board game
  • Back to the Future Iced DeLorean Collector Set
  • Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Minimates Hill Valley Box Set
  • Back to the Future Trilogy Glass Tumblers

You can check out the images and more info by reading on.

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SDCC Big Lebowski The Dude 12 Inch Figure

At San Diego Comic-Con, Big Lebowski fans will have a chance to grab this new 12″ figure of The Dude. Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth will be offering the figure by the folks at Bif Bang Pow! The figure will include multiple outfits and accessories including interchangeable hands, a bowling ball, a ball carrier, sunglasses and the rug that will tie your room together. More info from EE:

The Big Lebowski The Dude Deluxe 12-Inch Figure – Con. Excl.:

  • Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive!
  • “Nobody calls me Lebowski, you got the wrong guy. I’m the Dude!”
  • Deluxe 12-inch action figure of The Dude from The Big Lebowski.
  • Features multiple points of articulation and many accessories along with talking key chain!
  • Limited edition and individually numbered.

Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! He calls himself “The Dude.” He’s not a hero, he’s just a man and a very cool one at that. Relive all the fun and excitement from the movie with The Big Lebowski The Dude Deluxe 12-Inch Action Figure from Bif Bang Pow!.

This highly detailed figure features an incredible likeness of actor Jeff Bridges who portrays Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski in the classic movie. The figure has 25 points of articulation including posable arms, hands, legs, and more so you can pose “The Dude” to recreate your favorite scenes from the movie. The Dude Deluxe 12-Inch Action Figure comes with interchangeable hands and movie-inspired accessories like the bowling ball, bowling bag, sunglasses, cell phone, White Russian, jelly shoes, two multiple piece cloth outfits, a talking key chain that speaks 8 popular phrases directly from the movie and of course the rug that really ties the figure together. And, making it a true collectible, the run will be limited to just 486 pieces, each individually numbered.

Pressing the key chain button plays one of the following eight phrases:

  • “Nobody calls me Lebowski, you got the wrong guy. I’m the Dude, man!”
  • “He peed on my rug!”
  • “Man, if my f*ckin’ ex-wife asked me to take care of her f*ckin’ dog while she and her boyfriend went to Honolulu I’d tell her to go f*ck herself.”
  • “Careful man, there’s a beverage here!”
  • “Oh, f*ck me, man!”
  • “I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening. Ow! F*cking fascist!”
  • “Oh, the usual. Hmm bowl… uh drive around. Uh, the occasional acid flashback.”
  • “Yeah well, The Dude abides.”

It’s priced at $199.99 and you can pre-order it Here. Read on for the image.

Funko SDCC2015 ReAction T2 T 1000

Last week, we shared news on the first two waves of Funko San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives. They have revealed the next two waves of exclusives and you can check them out now. Included are:

  • Pop! Movies: Ted 2 – Flocked Ted
  • Pop! Disney/Pixar: Inside Out – Flamehead Anger
  • Pop! Hanna Barbera: Lil’ Gruesome (Orange)
  • Pop! Movies: Jason Voorhees Unmasked
  • Hikari: Marvel – Cosmic Powers Deadpool
  • ReAction: Breaking Bad – Dead Gustavo Fring
  • Vinyl Idolz: Ghostbusters – Marshmallowed Raymond Stantz
  • Pop! Movies: Penguins of Madagascar – Cheesy Skipper
  • Pop! Marvel: Ant-Man – Black Out Ant-Man
  • Pop! Disney: Big Hero 6 – 6″ Baymax Unmasked
  • Pop! Hanna-Barbera: Lil’ Gruesome (Green)
  • ReAction: Terminator 2 – T1000 with Hole in Head
  • Hikari: Universal Monsters – Antique Verdigris Metaluna Mutant

Read on for the photos.