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NECA Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Series 1 Figures 003

NECA has posted a closer look at the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Series 1 Action Figures. Included in the new images are shots of Caesar, Maurice and Koba from the upcoming film. The figures are due to hit next month. To remain in the 7″ scale, these figures are, appropriately, a little smaller compared to NECA‘s other releases. They will stand about 6″ tall. They’ll include interchangeable extra hands and movie themed accessories.

Read on to check out the new photos.

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ToyArk.com has just received new images of the full Series 1 Highly Articulated Character Kit System coming winter 2014/2015 from Boss Fight Studio.

Check out the full list of figures below.

  • Immortal Hero
  • Celestial Warrior Medusa
  • Celestial Warrior Perseus
  • Pre-Curse Medusa
  • Gorgon Army: Ringneck
  • Undead Warrior
  • Gorgon Army: Coral Snake
  • Cursed Gorgon Sister: Medusa
  • Spartan Warrior
  • Cursed Spartan Warrior
  • Athenian Warrior
  • Gorgon Army: Green Snake
  • Eldest Gorgon Sister: Stheno
  • Underworld Warrior
  • Gorgon Army: Black Racer
  • Youngest Gorgon Sister: Eurayle
  • King Leonidas
  • Myrmidon Warrior
  • Immortal Hero

Check out all of the new Boss Fight images after the jump.

 

McFarlane Rabbids Invasion 043

McFarlane Toys has expanded their video game licenses to include the popular Rabbids. We covered the official release announcement of the Rabbids Invasion figures last week. The characters originated from the excellent Rayman video game franchise and have spawned numerous games of their own, as well as a cartoon and a following among kids and adults alike. McFarlane‘s toys capture the pure whimsey and fun of the characters and their antics. Today we have images and quick reviews for the following:

  • Rabbids Invasion Plunger Blaster
  • Rabbids Invasion Chicken Surprise and Plunger Face 2-Pack
  • Rabbids Invasion 2″ Collectible Blind Packed – Bikini Rabbid

Also, we have a look at the rare Rabbids 2″ Punk Chase Figure (official image). Read on to check out the review as well as over 40 photos.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caesar Carded

NECA has posted a preview of the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Packaging as part of their #monkeymonday updates. The image shows their upcoming Caesar figure carded, giving us a great look at the packaging art. The figure is scheduled to hit in May.

Read on to check it out.

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Diamond Comics has sent along the list of the Diamond Comic Distributors top selling toys and games from comic and specialty shops for March 2014.

Top 10 Toys

  1. THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 5 ACTION FIGURES
  2. BATMAN HUSH: BATMAN & CATWOMAN KISS STATUE
  3. ARROW: OLIVER QUEEN/DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK
  4. DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HUNTRESS STATUE
  5. BATMAN ARKHAM CITY: TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURE
  6. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY GARY FRANK
  7. WONDER WOMAN ART OF WAR STATUE BY JIM LEE
  8. SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL STATUE BY ROCAFORT
  9. DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: OWLMAN ACTION FIGURE
  10. DC COMICS SUPERGIRL “NEW 52″ ARTFX+ STATUE

Top 10 Games

  1. MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  2. MARVEL HEROCLIX: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  3. DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF SUPERHEROES BOOSTER BRICK
  4. RISK LEGACY
  5. MARVEL HEROCLIX: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER STARTER SET
  6. DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF DOOM FAST FORCES 6-PACK
  7. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BORN OF THE GODS BOOSTER PACK
  8. RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  9. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BORN OF THE GODS FAT PACK
  10. MAGIC THE GATHERING CCG: DUEL DECKS JACE VS. VRASKA

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Diamond Select Toys sent along word of their new listings in Diamond Previews. Check them out below.

The new Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors is in comic shops now, and it’s chock-full of upcoming items from Diamond Select Toys! Marvel, TMNT, Kill Bill, Batman, Godzilla, Universal Monsters and the films of Kevin Smith all make their debuts this month, with products ranging from figures to banks to silicone trays! Check out the new offerings, and pre-order them today at your local comic shop, favorite online retailer, or from DiamondSelectToys.com!

Marvel Minimates Series 57 Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! One of the most eagerly anticipated Marvel movies of all time is nearly upon is, and DST is capturing the characters of the film as 2-inch Minimates mini-figures! Featuring nine different characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, this assortment includes four different two-packs: Star-Lord with Ronan, Drax with Groot (and a Rocket Raccoon micro-figure), Gamora with Nova Corps Centurion, and Nebula with Sakaar Soldier. The Gamora and Nebula sets will only be available in comic shops and specialty stores, so don’t miss out! Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #APR141985, SRP: $9.99/2-pack)

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Spider-Man Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys Release! New movie, new suit, new statue! Spider-Man and his new movie costume get the full-figure treatment from DST, with this dynamic statue of the Web-slinger atop a New York City rooftop. Despicting SPider-Man in a dynamic battle pose, this statue measures approximately 7 inches tall with its base, and is the ultimate ASM2 collectible! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #APR141984, SRP: $125.00)

TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vinyl Bust Banks
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Save your money for a rainy day — or your next pizza craving – with this new line of TMNT banks from DST! These bust banks of the four NInja Turtles are based on their most recent cartoon appearances, and each wields his trademark weapons. WIth a coin slot in the back and an access door on the bottom, each bank stands approximately 8 inches tall. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum!
Donatello Bank (Item #APR141972, SRP: $22.99)
Leonardo Bank (Item #APR141973, SRP: $22.99)
Michelangelo Bank (Item #APR141974, SRP: $22.99)
Raphael Bank (Item #APR141975, SRP: $22.99)

Jay & Silent Bob 20th Anniversary Select Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s been 20 years since we met Jay & Silent Bob in Clerks, and DST is celebrating the less-than-dynamic duo’s anniversary with their most realistic action figures ever! Based on their appearances in Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back, these 7-inch scale figures include multiple interchangeable parts, multiple points of articulation, and connecting display bases depicting the interior and exterior of RST Video. Packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott!
Jay Figure (Item #APR141976, SRP: $24.99)
Silent Bob Figure (Item #APR141977, SRP: $24.99)

Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Crazy 88 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! This line of Minimates is about to get Crazy! Our first set of Minimates based on Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill started the battle at the House of Blue Leaves, and now we’re gonna finish it! This all-new box set includes four different Crazy 88 gang members, each with 14 points of articulation, plus interchangeable heads and hairpieces, to create different fighters from the film’s epic swordfight. Mix and match multiple sets to re-create the carnage! Packaged on a blister card. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #APR141983, SRP: $19.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Silicone Tray
Bang! Zok! Pow! Add some punch to your punchbowl with this silicone tray inspired by the Batman Classic TV Show! This bright green tray casts up ice, as well as gelatin and chocolate, in the shape of the iconic Batman logo, as well as the show’s famous sound effects. Unless you’re Mr. Freeze, freezing things has never been so fun! Comes packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #APR141981, SRP: $15.00)

Godzilla King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the King! Godzilla has met his match with this vinyl bust bank depicting Ghidorah, the three-headed alien monster, as he appeared in 1991′s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Measuring approximately 8 inches, tall, the bank has a coin slot on its back for inserting your loose change, and an access door underneath. Have him battle your Godzilla bust bank for shelf supremacy! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #Item #APR141987, SRP: $22.99)

Monster Hunter Van Helsing Select Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Monsters beware! Diamond Select Toys is unleashing a fearsome foe upon every monster action figure in your collection, and it’s none other than famous monster-hunter Van Helsing! Based on an original design, this 7-inch action figure comes armed to the teeth with stakes, axes and a crossbow, making him more than a match for any and all supernatural creatures. Van Helsing includes a deluxe cemetery base, featuring a female vampire rising from the grave, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141978, SRP: $24.99)

Universal Monsters Select Son of Frankenstein Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monster returns! Diamond Select Toys revisits Frankenstein’s Monster with this all-new figure depicting the monster in his outfit from 1939′s Son of Frankenstein. This 7-inch-scale action figure features an all-new sculpt with all-new articulation, and can strike multiple poses on his deluxe display base, featuring equipment from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. The Monster and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141979, SRP: $24.99)

Universal Monsters Select Creature from the Black Lagoon Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954′s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141980, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Villain Zombies Magneto Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Magneto is back for revenge… and your brains! This all-new action figure of X-Men villain Magneto features decomposing and battle-damaged details, inspired by his zombified appearance in the horror comics of the Marvel Universe. Packaged with a detailed display base, the 7-inch-scale Magneto comes in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #APR141986, SRP: $24.99)

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations has released images and info for two upcoming releases. They have the Tamashii Burning Flame Effect as well as a S.H. Figuarts Naruto figure. Both are set to debut in August. The Flame Effect will cost $21.99 , while Naruto will sell for $39.99.

Tamashii Effect Burning Flame
Heat up your advanced figure collection with the all new Tamashii Effect- Burning Flame (Red or Blue Ver.)! These translucent effect parts are rendered in exquisite detail, and are articulated in order to adapt to a variety of figure poses and intense action sequences. The flame parts can also be separated for scattered burning effects. Figures and display stands sold separately.

S.H. Figuarts Naruto
At last, one of the most requested characters in Tamashii Nations’ surveys finally takes his rightful place in the S.H.Figuarts series. Naruto, as he appears in the “Naruto: Shippuden” animated series, will finally be portrayed as an action figure with intricate articulation to recreate the most extreme ninja action sequences. This advanced action figure also features a full-array of optional accessories, including a total of four interchangeable facial expressions for depicting a variety of character specific scenes, two kunai, Rasengan effect parts, and interchangeable hands (5 left, 6 right). Buy one or… Heck, you already know you’re going to need several. Three words: Shadow Clone Jitsu. Believe it!

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Today we have a massive gallery and review for some cool kids toys sent along by Wicked Cool Toys. The Crashlings are a series of tiny collectible figures that come in single packs, 4-packs, and 10-packs. Each figure features a meteor that splits in half and can close up to keep the figure concealed. Wicked cool Toys is also releasing two play sets figure the mini-figures. The Meteor Missile Ship and Catapult City Playset. Today we have a look at one of the 4-packs as well as the Catapult City Playset.

Check out a commercial below to get familiar with the products. Then check out our gallery, review and some additional info from Wicked cool toys after the jump.

 

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Knight Of Darkness

We just received a press release from our friends at Toyfinity Toys. They are reintroducing an old Ideal (Robo Force, Manglors, Rocks and Bugs and Things) character known as the Knight of Darkness. He is coming to their Robo Force line and from the looks of it, he spells trouble for Maxx Zero and friends. Press Release:

TOYFINITY Presents: The Return of the Greatest Villain from ALL of the 70′s Space Franchises – ROBO FORCE’S THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS!‏

For immediate release – April 1st, GROVERS MILL NJ – Somber. Powerful. A grim-masked menace that strikes terror into the bravest heart. A perfect bad guy for long hours of imagination and excitement.

- Ideal Toys Catalog 1978

So read the official description of the awesomest bad guy from the greatest space franchise in the 1970′s, Ideal Toys’ SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™ – THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™. And now, HE’S BACK.

Originally created by a nameless Ideal executive in the late 70′s as a way to revive the long-dormant IDEAL’S ZEROIDS WORKER ROBOTS OF THE FUTURE™ franchise and their own SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™ franchise of the early 70′s, Ideal Toys’ SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™ was a completely original concept revived by Ideal because they knew kids of 1978 were dying for some awesome space-based action figures for some reason. With impeccable sculpting prowess, THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™ was formed from the imagination of one of the artisans of Ideal Toys to provide the key figure in the franchise which the heroic ZEM-21™and ZEROID SCOUTS™ could battle in endless original adventures throughout a child’s imagination. Along with their human friend KENT AND HIS COSMIC CRUISER™ and their S.T.A.R. TEAM SPACE HAWK™, ZEM-21™ and the ZEROID SCOUTS™ battled THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™.  His magnificent black and silver uniform encased THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™ in a cloud of mystery, as his futuristic weapon cut a path through the toy shelves of the time, destroying all the cyborg and military heroes that were his competition in the 12-inch action figure market.

But THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™  had one problem – he was just too evil and imposing for the children of the time, who had never seen such an evil and imposing character in any medium ever. He’s just so evil and imposing and dark and knight-ish. So after only one series, Ideal Toys’ SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™ disappeared from the shelves, never to return. Or so everyone thought.

Now, after multiple years of complex legal matters, Toyfinity Toys has removed Ideal Toys’ SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™ from the scrapheap of toy history and they will now be part of the revamped ROBO FORCE™ franchise. Toyfinity CEO and Owner John Kent said, when reached at his new mansion in Grovers Mill, NJ, “I couldn’t be happier with the acquisition of Ideal Toys’ SPACE TRAVEL AND RECONNAISSANCE (S.T.A.R.) TEAM™, which will now be known as ROBO FORCE’S SPACE TEAM™. I mean, Starriors wasn’t available and I wasn’t paying six more figures for the rights to MANTECH™ and STARCOMM™, so this was the next best thing, I guess. At least until we finish up the DOCTOR DETROIT™ license.”

To mark the occasion, Toyfinity Toys has prepared a special piece of artwork showing ROBO FORCE’S THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™ dispatching some type of robotic entities and reclaiming his territory on collectors’ shelves, in a piece done by Robby Musso, acclaimed artist who has worked on many, many comic book projects. Additionally, ROBO FORCE’S ZEM-21™ and ROBO FORCE’S SCOUTS OF ZETON™ will appear in an all-new ROBO FORCE’S SPACE TEAM™ comic book on Toyfinity.com to continue their adventures in the cosmos later in 2014. The very first ROBO FORCE’S THE KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™ action figure will appear later in 2014 utilizing the revolutionary GYLOS™ System from Onell Design , with ROBO FORCE’S ZEM-21™ to appear in 2015, maybe.

ROBO FORCE’S KNIGHT OF DARKNESS™ – dare you add him to your shelves? Your other toys will be terrified as #DARKNESSFALLS.

About Toyfinity Toys, LLC

Toyfinity Toys, LLC is a New Jersey-based toy company who legally acquires the rights to old franchises and then makes new toys from them. Buy some at Toyfinity.com.

Trademarks are legal right and property of the various companies that own or owned them, copyright the years they were valid. No one reads these sections anyway, right?

Special thanks to PlaidStallions.com for their scans of the Ideal 1978 Catalog.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caeser Preview

In their latest #monkeymonday update, NECA has released two new preview images. The first is for their Planet of the Apes Gorilla Soldiers. The other shows off pre-production painted samples of their upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Caeser figure. Read on to see the images.