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Classic Planet of the Apes Taylor MEGO Style Card Art

Today’s #monkeymonday update from NECA gives us our first look at the card art Classic Planet of the Apes George Taylor Retro 8″ MEGO Style Figure. Fans are still keeping their fingers crossed that this will eventually lead to a 7″ Taylor Figure to go with NECA’s Classic Planet of the Apes Figures. The artwork was created by Jon Wardell.

Check it out after the jump.

Gothitropolis Ravens Update 1

Four Horsemen have posted some great news for fans awaiting the Gothitropolis: Ravens. It looks like all the kinks have been ironed out and the figures should be leaving the factory in just under a month, with the Kickstarter backers receiving them after they arrive at 4H. That should take 6-8 weeks once shipped from the factory. They also plan to start offering Ravens pre-orders beginning September 15th at 3:00 PM EST.

Read on for the full update from the Horsemen.

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Science Fiction Mystery Minis 2

Funko has released images of a series of upcoming Science Fiction Mystery Minis. The blind boxed series looks to collect some of the most iconic characters from sci-fi movies throughout history. Included are:

  • Metaluna Mutant
  • Robocop
  • Spock
  • Classic Predator – Standard, Bloody and Translucent
  • ET
  • The Rocketeer
  • Alien Xenomorph – Standard and Metallic
  • Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • Judge Dredd
  • Robby The Robot
  • Tron – Standard and Glow-In-The-Dark
  • Jayne Cobb
  • Mars Attacks Martian

The Rocketeer and the Martian are the hardest figures to get, coming in at 1/72 chance, while Jayne Cobb is next in line at 1/36 chance. Ah, the joy and frustration of blind boxed items. Look for the figures to hit in September. See the images, including a full rarity breakdown, after the jump.

Classic Planet of the Apes Series 2 and 3 Teaser

NECA decided to sneak in one more #monkeymonday update yesterday. The new preview gives us a look at the prototypes for upcoming Classic Planet of the Apes Series 2 and Series 3 Figures. Included, I believe, is our first look at Julius. We did get to see Zira and Series 2 at NECA’s booth during SDCC 2014.

Also hiding in the pic is a look at a prototype Alien Xenomorph. They’re hdiding it well, but my guess it’s the “Dog” Alien from Alien 3, which we also saw at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Check out the pic after the jump.

Amazing Heroes 1

Congrats to Fresh Monkey Fiction. The Kickstarter was Successfully Funded and came in at over $31,000. We’ll be sure to follow FMF and The Amazing Heroes to update on the progress of the figures. The original story follow below.


The Kickstarter for The Amazing Heroes 4.5″ Figures is in its last hours. Fresh Monkey Fiction have just about 90% pledged towards their goal and need a little over $5,000 more to move forward. The 80′s style action figures, based on comic characters from the 40′s through 60′s, include the following:

  • Captain Action
  • The Black Terror
  • The Original Daredevil
  • Stardust
  • Green Turtle
  • The Villainous Blank Slate

Best of luck to Fresh Monkey Fiction on the last day. You can check out the Kickstarter by Clicking Here.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Luca Preview

NECA continues their #monkeymonday updates with the first look at a new figure. Today they have posted a preview of the paint master for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Luca Figure. The figure is part of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Series 2, which is due out in November. Also included in series 2 are Caesar and Koba.

Check out the preview after the jump.

Back to the Future Marty McFly ReAction Figure

Figure King Magazine will have an exclusive Back to the Future Marty McFly ReAction Figure. Issue number 199 comes with a Back to the Future Marty McFly with Einstein (Doc Brown’s dog) ReAction Figure on a Japanese language cardback. Hobby Search, who sold out of the issue, has posted a photo.

Check out the pic after the jump.

2000 AD Slaine Statue Preview

In this weeks Pop Culture Shock newsletter, they revealed a new statue preview. The sneak peek offers a look at the in-progress digital sculpt for a 2000 A.D. Sláine 1/4 Scale Statue. The statue is based on the title character of the Sláine comic, who is a barbarian-style Celtic warrior. The statue shows him wielding his trademark weapon, which is an axe called “Brainbiter“.

The design is still pending licensor approval, so the details could change before being finalized. You can check it out after the jump.

... and jaws.

Here’s something different for the Toyark crew – an 8 inch retro-style (see: Mego) Mike Tyson figure. Why Mike Tyson? Well, this fall Adult Swim will be launching an all new cartoon called “Mike Tyson Mysteries“. It’s kinda like Scooby Doo meets Mike Tyson with a talking Norm McDonald pigeon. So of course this needs an action figure. Bif Bang Pow started the line off with a convention exclusive version at SDCC 2014 that comes with red boxing gloves, where the regular release will not. Read on to see Mike Tyson punch the heads off action figures and become the undisputed champion of toys!

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DST Sin City Select 52

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is in theaters this weekend, so what better time to showcase the awesome 7 inch figures from Diamond Select Toys! DST announced the Sin City license earlier this year, and they have a wide array of stuff including drinkware, Minimates, games, and Select action figures. The Select figures follow the Marvel style with large bubble packaging and intricate display bases. These follow the Sin City motif with a black and white theme, though they are actually varying shades of blue-gray which works well. Read on to check our thoughts and photo session with Marv, Hartigan and Nancy after the break!

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