Articles Related to General Toy News

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

UPDATE:
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!

[Read more...]

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!

[Read more...]

Mezco NYCC Exclusives

Mezco sent us a new press release. It details how to pre-order their upcoming New York Comic-Con 2014 Exclusives. See below for details:

As the final week of summer begins, Mezco begins taking pre-orders on its exciting array of NYCC Exclusive items.

Fans and collectors can chose from five much sought after limited edition items:

16th Anniversary Pink Posey- Monday 8/25, 1pm EST

Sons Of Anarchy Blue Prison Jax-Tuesday 8/26, 1pm EST

Sons Of Anarchy Orange Prison Clay-Tuesday 8/26, 1pm EST

Son Of Frankenstein-Wednesday 8/27, 1pm EST

Black & White Universal Monsters Mummy-Wednesday 8/27, 1pm EST

As die-hard fans know, limited edition NYCC exclusives often sell out quickly at conventions; pre-ordering allows collectors to lock in their purchase without having to fight the convention crowds and worry about transporting their goods home.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not New York Comic Con Super Week limited edition coins will also be available (while supplies last). Learn more about Super Week coins here:

http://www.ripleysnewyork.com/media/news/super-week-treasure-hunt-limited-edition-coins/

All of Mezco’s New York Comic Con Exclusives are limited editions and are only available while supplies last.

A limited amount are available online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/, but don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1855.

Amazing Heroes 1

Have you seen the fantastic looking Amazing Heroes Kickstarter? The folks at Fresh Monkey Fiction are very close to funding and need just under $8,000 to get to their $30,000 goal. With only four days to go, let’s try to get these guys made.

So what are the Amazing Heroes? It’s a line of retro styled toys based on some of heroes from the Golden Age of comics. These characters appeared in comics from the 1940′s through 1960′s. The Fresh Monkey Fiction figures will be a line of 4.5″ action figures based on the following characters:

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

You can check out the Kickstarer by Clicking Here. Best of luck to Fresh Monkey Fiction. See a few photos of the proposed figures after the jump.