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Marvel Select Carnage

Diamond Select Toys sent out a new press release detailing a bunch of upcoming items. these are toys and collectibles scheduled for release in 2015. Included are:

  • Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Bluntman and Chronic Mug
  • Marvel Avengers Logo Silicone Tray
  • Batman Classic TV Series The Joker Vinyl Bust Bank
  • Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank
  • Marvel Deadpool Silicone Tray
  • Marvel Minimates Series 60 X-Men Vs. Brotherhood Asst.
  • Pathfinder Goblin Vinyl Figure Bank
  • Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set
  • Sin City Movie Marv Resin Bust
  • Star Trek Select TNG Lt. Worf Action Figure
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Silicone Tray
  • Universal Monsters Invisible Man Lion’s Head Inn Pint Glass
  • Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure
  • Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica

We have photos and info for the items. They can be seen after the jump.

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Judge Dredd on Lawmaster Diorama 023

Pop Culture Shock has released the full gallery of their upcoming Judge Dredd on Lawmaster Diorama. The Lawmaster itself will feature LED headlights. The large statue will measure at 24″ long and is extremely limited, with only 250 pieces being made. It will sell for $699.99, with pre-order kicking off November 10th at 3:00 PM Pacific Time at

Check out the photos after the jump.

Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldier 2 Pack 002

NECA has posted up detailed photos of their upcoming Toys “R” Us Exclusive Classic Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldier 2-Pack. The set should be hitting shelves at Toys “R” Us stores sometime in November. Included are two 7″ scale Gorilla Soldiers with removable backpacks, clubs, human catchers, a bayonet rifle, a submachine gun, and interchangeable hands. Pre-orders are live at

See the photos after the jump.

MOTU Skeletor Preview 1

In the latest Pop Culture Shock newsletter, they shared a few new previews and gave an update on their shipping schedules. They also explained why some items have been hit with delays. They have shown the first look at their Masters of the Universe Skeletor 1/4 Scale Statue. They also released a new preview of their Judge Dredd on Lawmaster Statue. Finally they sent out a revised shipping schedule and an explanation on the delays.

Read on for the images, more info on the Judge Dredd and the shipping update.

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Snake Plissken Retro Figure

Back at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, NECA showed off an upcoming Escape From New York Snake Plissken Mego Style 8″ Retro Figure for the first time. They’re still working to finalize the design and look, and have now shared a new preview of the prototype for the Snake Plissken Retro Figure. It looks to feature some updated details in the clothing and head sculpt. It also shows off a few of the accessories that will be included. The figure is still not finalized, so details may change.

Check out the image after the jump.

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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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.

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.

Visonaries Logo

This is a pretty cool revelation. My buddy SilverOptimus (you may know him from our sister site sent me a message showing that Hasbro has applied and/or reapplied for a bunch of trademarks related to the 80;s toy line, Visionaries. Some of these trademarks were filed/refiled as recently as this week. Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light was a fantastic toy line from the late 1980′s. Fans will remember the figures for having holographic stickers on their chest and weapons. It was a short lived, but fondly remembered, toy line. Here are the related listings that have been filed:

You’ll notice the same thing a few different times. Some are marked for Action Figures. Others are marked for other merchandise as well as film and TV applications. The trademarks originate from a few years ago, but were recently re-upped so Hasbro could retain these specific names and applications, while a few others related to the brand (not listed above) were allowed to expire last year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and follow up if and when new info becomes available. Click the links above for more info on each application.