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Sons of Anarchy Clay Morrow Figure PCS

Pop Culture Shock is diving head first into the 1/6 Scale Figure business. They have revealed the first real good look at one of their Sons of Anarchy Figures; Clay Morrow as portrayed by Ron Pearlman. Combine that with the reveal of the Street Fighter Line and PCS looks to really have a few winners one their hands here. Look for these to debut later this week at San Diego Comic-Con. Check back to see our PCS gallery from the show floor.

Read on to see the preview.

KISS Logo

Toyark forum member ukmu pointed us to this cool piece of news. Bif Bang Pow has announced plans to create a line of KISS 3.75″ Figures! They will also be producing a few other KISS related items as well. Here’s the snippet directly from Bif Bang Pow:

Bif Bang Pow!, the world-renowned manufacturer of licensed consumer products, will create the first-ever 3 3/4 inch scale KISS action figures. Bif Bang Pow! will also produce KISS stationery products, tin totes, drinkware, license plate frames, nesting dolls and other products as part of its special KISS collectibles line. Slated for release in early 2015, Bif Bang Pow!’s 3¾” scale KISS action figures and collectibles will be distributed exclusively through EE Distribution, a division of Entertainment Earth, Inc. and sold directly to consumers via its website, www.entertainmentearth.com, and other fine specialty retailers.

No word on if these will be retro inspired, similar to Bif Bang Pow’s Twilight Zone Figures, or if they will go a route offering more articulation.

Super Fan Art

For a few years now, toy companies (especially Hasbro) has seen rising competition from fan created toys and figures. The ever growing access to 3D printing has completely changed the game and Shapeways has been one of the most recognizable names in the on-demand 3D printing market. Now, it seems we’re set to see a game changer as Hasbro and Shapeways are teaming up.

Through a new agreement, Hasbro will grant Shapeways and their customers to not only print, but sell some custom designs. It’s called Super Fan Art and they will kick things off with the My Little Pony franchise. This is going to debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this week. Right now, they are granting a limited number of artists the right to do this. They are also looking to expand this beyond Ponies to include other Hasbro properties in the future.

You can catch up on all the details at Shapeways. Check out Super Fan Art as well to browse through and purchase some of the, now, officially licensed designs. Let us know what you think by joining in on the discussion.

Classic Planet of the apes Zira Preview

NECA keeps their #monkeymonday updates rolling with a look at series 2 of their Classic Planet of the Apes Figures. Fortunately for fans, it’s one of the main characters as we get our first glimpse of Zira! Fingers crossed that we may see at least one of the human characters in a future wave. However, its hard to complain when we are getting such an integral part of the franchise.

Classic Planet of the Apes Series 1 should be hitting stores very shortly. You can check out the preview images after the jump.

Sin City Select Marv 1

Here’s a few photos of the Sin City Select Figures in packaging from Diamond Select Toys. The figures are due to hit store shelves a little later this month. Included are:

  • Marv
  • Hartigan
  • Nancy

The figure stand roughly 7″ tall and include a themed figure base. Also, DST seems to have confirmed that there will be future releases in the Sin City Select line, as they said that Dwight may be in the works.

See the photos by reading on.

Boss Fight Studio Conjured Wraith Skeleton

The Boss Fight Studio Kickstarter has officially ended. To say it was a success would be a massive understatement. The final tally comes in at over $412,000! This was more than enough to hit every single stretch goal they could imagine for their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. These include the newly unlocked Conjured Wraith Skeleton, Blood Red Armor and Underworld Queen. Congratulations are definitely in order. If you’re in the area, be sure to visit the Boss Fight Studio crew at NJCC on August 17th!

Vitruvian HACKS All In Unlocked

The Boss Fight Studio Kickstarter is drawing to a close later today. If you’re looking to go in on the Vitrivian H.A.C.K.S., you have less than half a day to do so. Right now, they are flying past stretch goals at a blinding pace. Fans have really shown their support for the line and unlocked some fantastic figures and designs.

Those waiting to see if the Skeletons would be unlocked can breathe easier. They’ve blown through that stretch goal and are at over $326,000 right now! That total has unlocked the first Skeleton repaint; the Black Sekeltons. They should  gather enough backers and pledges to unlock the glow-in-the-dark armor pieces. They have a real shot at hitting every goal and unlocking the Hades Agent Skeletons and the Unearthly Green Accessory Pack.

Congrats to the fine folks at Boos Fight Studio. We’ll update after the Kickstarter closes with any additional info and totals.

Orange Squad checking in.

The Four Horsemen have been slowly building towards a release of their Power Lords line with short run exclusives of their basic Power Soldier, Power Solider Elite, and GGrip/GGrap… molds. Well, the first full run of the line is here with Adam Power, Lord Power and GGripptogg. I’ve personally been grabbing the Soldiers only, and have picked up Lord Power and Adam Power now that they’re out. Take a look at some high res pics of the Four Horsemen‘s new age take on the classic 80′s toy line Power Lords after the break!

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Classic Planet of the Apes Dr Zaius Packaged

NECA brings us an in-package look at the final figure from their Classic Planet of the Apes Series 1; Dr. Zaius. He will be joined by Cornelius and a Gorilla Soldier and they should all be hitting toy shelves in just a couple weeks. Each 7″ scale figure comes packaged in a retro style window box and will include movie themed accessories.

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PCS Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar Statue 022

Pop Culture Shock has released new photos and pre-order info for their Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Caesar 1/4 Scale Statue. The statue features Caesar, sporting his warpaint, prepping for an attack on the humans. The 1/4 scale statue will stand at 24″ tall.  It will sell for $340. Pre-orders kick off July 9th at 5pm Pacific Time at popcultureshocktoys.com. There is also a PCS Exclusive version which will include two swap out spears and will be limited to just 150 pieces. It is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2015.

See all of the photos after the jump.