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Chappie Scout 22 Statue

Gentle Giant has announced a statue based on one of the robots from Neil Blomkamp’s upcoming film; Chappie. The film will tell the story of an self aware robot who learns what it is to be alive, and all the happiness and harshness that comes with that life. Gentle Giant’s Chappie “Scout 22″ 1/4 Scale Statue will stand over 18.5″ tall. From Gentle Giant:

“In the midst of rising crime and losses among the Royal South African Police, TetraVaal has introduced the successful SCOUT program to combat the deadly criminal elements that operate throughout the country.
Since the introduction of the Scouts, crime has plummeted, the police are safer and TetraVaal stock is at an all-time high.

Scout 22 is one of hundreds of robots that patrol Johannesburg, assisting the RSAP with high risk assignments that would otherwise be too deadly for their human counterparts to engage in.

Working with the original digital files used for the filming of Chappie, Gentle Giant Ltd brings you Scout 22. This ¼ scale high quality polystone statue stands approx. 18.5” tall and is posed at the ready with rifle on the dangerous streets of J-Burg.

It’s due for release in the third quarter of 2015. It is priced at $499. You can pre-order it Here.

Pacific Rim 18 Inch Cherno Alpha 006

The next 18″ Pacific Rim Jaeger Figure coming from NECA is the Russian mech Cherno Alpha. The figure will feature over 20 points of articulation and will have assorted light up LED light features. Cherno Alpha will also feature sliding fists. The figure should be hitting stores any day now, so they have released some new photos showing off the articulation, LED’s and sliding fist features.

Read on for the new photos.

NECA Pacific Rim Series 4 Figure 001

Pacific Rim Series 4 is heading out to retailers this week. They should begin hitting shelves very soon, possible before the week is out in some cases. to prep for their release, NECA has posted some new photos of the two Jaegers that will be hitting shelves. Included are:

  • Tacit Ronin
  • Hong Kong Brawl Gipsy Danger

These 7″ scale figures feature over 20 points of articulation. They are created directly from the digital files used in Pacific Rim. Read on for the new photos.

Pacific Rim Series 5 Jaegers

Two Jaegers join the Pacific Rim 7″ scale figure line-up for series 5. NECA has just revealed Anchorage Attack Gipsy Danger and Romeo Blue, both of which are due out in January. The new Gipsy Danger is a fully battle damaged sculpt, showing the immense damage the Jaeger takes during the movies opening battle. Romeo Blue is a Mark I Jaeger from the opening newsreel of the film. Both files were created from the actual digital renders used in the film.

You can view the photos by reading on.

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?

Maxx Zero Basic Edition

Our friends at Toyfinity Toys have revealed some new upcoming ROBO FORCE figures. Fans of the classic Ideal toy line will get a chance to own the new Maxx Zero in classic Maxx Steele colors. It sounds liek this is only the first in a line of Classic Style ROBO FORCE kits. But that’s not all, there will also be an “Ultimate” edition of Maxx Zero, with the most paint apps of any ROBO FORCE kit produced by Toyfinity. Finally, they also revealed plans for a completely blank Maxx Zero specifically for customizers.

Maxx Zero Basic Edition
The ultra-Classic Steele-Forged Hero!
At $18, we have the Basic Maxx Zero. He’s a standard 41 piece kit, including all of the pieces that you get with any Robo Force kit. The intention of this figure is to provide a nicely-balanced figure that is a pure update to the vintage Maxx figure, with slightly more color than the vintage on some parts. The full schematics for this figure will be provided later today for your perusal.

Maxx Zero Unpainted Edition
Exactly what the customizers have asked for! For $12, you get a completely paint-free figure that you can customize in any way you want.

Maxx Zero Ultimate Edition
The big man himself. For $35, you get a Maxx which will have over ONE HUNDRED PAINT APPLICATIONS and is 100% detail lined!
Again, on Monday, a full set of mechanical drawings will be posted which show where all of the paint applications on this figure will be placed. Over sixty of these applications are brand-new and never before used on a Robo Force kit. This figure has more paint applications on it than some import figures which sell for double the price!

I want this to be a showpiece in your collections, as it will be in mine.
As such, THIS EXACT KIT WILL NEVER BE PRODUCED AGAIN.
There may be other Ultimate Editions in the future, but never again this exact Maxx Zero in these exact colors.

Also, for the first time, they are taking pre-orders for these figures, you can pre-order Here. As such, these editions will not have any additional production runs for sale later in the Toyfinity Store. So it’s basically order it or miss out.

NYCC 2014 3A 002

There was a small selection of 3A Collectibles at New York Comic-Con 2014. We got to check out the cool looking Dr. Doom 1/6 Scale Figure, as well as their Microman figures. they also had a few other of their signature figures on display as well. Here’s what you can see after the jump.

  • Dr. Doom 1/6 Scale Figure
  • Popbot Figures
  • Evol Figure
  • WBR – Worlds Best Robots
  • Microman String Divers
  • Isobelle Pascha Series
  • Tomorrow Kings

NYCC 2014 Previews Medicom 001

The Previews booth at New York Comic-Con 2014 displayed a few cool items. They were showcasing collectibles from Funko, Medicom and ThreeZero. Here’s what they had:

Funko

  • The Book of Life – 6″ Legacy Series Figures
  • Magic the Gathering – 6″ Legacy Series Figures
  • TMNT Mystery Minis
  • Sci-Fi Mystery Minis (Robocop, Tron, Aliens, Predator, ET, etc.)

Medicom

  • DC New 52 – Batman – Real Action Hero 12″ Figure
  • DC New 52 – Superman – Real Action Hero 12″ Figure
  • DC – Catwoman – Sofubi 
  • DC – Batgirl – Sofubi 
  • Marvel – Ultron – Sofubi 
  • Marvel – Iron Man – Sofubi 

ThreeZero

  • Game of Thrones – Ned Stark – 1/6 Scale Figure
  • Titanfall – Atlas
  • Robocop 2014 – EM-208 – 1/6 Scale Figure
  • Robocop 2014 – ED-209 – 1/6 Scale Figure
  • Fullmetal Ghost – Captain Form
  • 3A – WBR

They did have two 1:12 Collective figures, but we previously saw the Judge Dredd and Dark Knight Returns 1:12 Collective Figures earlier during the show. So we didn’t duplicate those pics here. You can check out those awesome figures Here.

NYCC 2014 NECA Godzilla 001

NECA revealed some new figures that should excite Kaiju fans the world over. Included is our very first look at their Godzilla 1954 and Burning Godzilla, as well as Godzilla 1985. We also get a look at their upcoming Pacific Rim Jaegers Series 5 and Deluxe Otachi. They also showed heir Cherno Alpha 18″ Scale figure.

Pacific Rim Ultra Deluxe Otachi Figure 1

During our coverage of NECA’s SDCC 2014 Booth, they wowed us with the first look at their massive Pacific Rim Ultra Deluxe Otachi Figure. The surprising reveal showcased a huge figure that’s in scale with their Pacific Rim 7″ Figures. According to NECA, the figure measures about 18″ in length. It will feature over 30 points of articulation, a removable tongue and an acid spitting effect. Otachi will be limited to a single production run, with a release in January 2015.

Read on to check out the photos.