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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.

Vitruvian HACKS Painted Prototypes 2

Boss Fight Studio has dropped a few more photos of their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. online. The images give us a look at the numerous prototypes that have shown up in the office. It also looks like the hand painting has begun as they show off painted versions of a few characters. Included in the fully painted figures are:

  • Pre-Curse Medusa
  • Youngest Gorgon Sister: Eurayle
  • Milk Snake Gorgon
  • Eldest Gorgon Sister: Stheno
  • Spartan Warrior
  • Cursed Spartan Warrior
  • Underworld Warrior
  • Gorgon Army: Green Snake
  • Gorgon Army: Coral Snake
  • Gorgon Army:Black Racer
  • Cursed Gorgon Sister: Medusa

Keep an eye out for more updates soon. Read on to see the new images.

Eon Quest Group Shot

Jon Wesley Huff has sent over a press release announcing that the Kickstarter for their Eon Quest 5.5″ Action Figures has now gone live. The figures harken back to the original style of Masters of the Universe toys from the 80′s. Check out the Eon Quest Kickstarter and see the press release below.


Series 1 of the 5.5’’ action figures comes to the popular crowdfunding site.

OCTOBER 15, 2014 (Champaign, IL): A new era for the 5.5’’ action figure is poised to begin, with the help of fans worldwide. Since the announcement of impending Kickstarter launch of Eon Quest, the reaction from collectors worldwide has been incredibly enthusiastic. People have already started to embrace the characters and storyline, with Captain Wolfmoon™ being an early favorite. The Kickstarter will launch Series 1, which consists of five characters—Starbreaker™, Uplink™, Captain Wolfmoon, the Magmoid™, and the Magmoid Captain™. Each figure features swappable arms, legs and heads so parts can be mixed and matched with other figures in the line. They include removable armor, unique accessories, and a free mini-comic.

The Kickstarter can be found at:

“The response from collectors and fans has been so great, already,” says Eon Quest creator Jon Wesley Huff. “I’m really just so grateful that people have embraced the concept and the characters so quickly. If the Kickstarter is funded, there are definitely plan for more series of figures so we can quickly get all the heroes featured in the mini-comic made AND plenty of villains no one has seen yet.” For more information about Eon Quest, fans can check out

About the World of Eon Quest
After a thousand years ruling the Ninth Galaxy, Lord Eon™ must call forth its greatest warriors to undertake a dire quest. Negalith™, Lord of the Void, is trying to break free of his imprisonment and threaten their universe once more. Only the combined powers of Starbreaker, Uplink, Alchemris™, Lady Lune™, Boostar™, and Lila Baron™ can stop him!

About Jon Wesley Huff
Jon Wesley Huff has been working in the Graphic Design and Marketing field for fourteen years. He currently serves as Senior Art Director for one of the leading RC hobby companies in the world, where he has learned a lot about producing products overseas. He has had a passion for illustration, action figures and comic book storytelling his whole life, which has greatly influenced the development of Eon Quest.

Heavy Metal Into The Fog Statue 008

Hollywood Collectibles Group has sent us word of a new Heavy Metal “Into The Fog” 1/4 Scale Statue. This Valkyrie Warrior is based on the cover of a July 2007 edition of Heavy Metal Magazine, with art by Lorenzo Sperlonga. This 1/4 scale statue stands at 22″ tall. It will be available in both Standard (limited to 600 pieces) and HCG Exclusive (limited to 250 pieces) editions. The exclusive version will include an 18″ x 12″ print of the original Lorenzo Sperlonga artwork created for the Heavy Metal magazine cover.

The statue is priced at $349.95. It’s scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2015. You can check out the photos after the jump.

NYCC 2014 MEGA Bloks 060

Here we have the remainder of the MEGA Bloks display from New York Comic-Con 2014. They debuted their Despicable Me building sets here. Fans of the Minions will have plenty to look forward to and collect. I didn’t spot any Gru figures, but you can be sure we’ll see that sooner or later. Also on display were sets from Spongebob Square Pants, Hot Wheels and Skylanders.