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.

Mass Effect S1 Group

Diamond Select Toys has sent along a new press release regarding the upcoming Mass Effect Minimates. These blind bagged series 1 figures will be available exclusively at Gamestop stores and Gamestop.com. See below for full details and some images after the jump.

BioWare and Diamond Select Toys Partner on Mass Effect Minimates for GameStop Stores

Mass Effect is one of the gaming world’s most epic franchises, with three installments that have taken gamers across the galaxy. Additional books, comics and an animated film have taken fans even deeper inside the world of the game, and now the sci-fi universe of the Mass Effect Trilogy is colliding with another giant universe – the universe of Minimates mini-figures!

Game creator BioWare and collectibles manufacturer Diamond Select Toys are uniting to release a full line of 2-inch Mass Effect Trilogy Minimates, and the first series is exclusively available at GameStop stores and gamestop.com. Individually packaged in blind bags, Series 1 will include eight characters, each featuring 12-14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts.

“The opportunity to work on a world as big as the world of Mass Effect is very exciting,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “Interpreting such a wide variety of human characters, alien races, armors and technology for the Minimates format inspires our designers and allows them to push the line into new and different areas. Factor in that many of us are big gamers, and we’re like kids in a candy store.”

The characters in Series 1 are:

  • Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (male version)
  • Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (female version)
  • Liara: An Asari scientist turned information broker
  • Tali: A female Quarian and mechanical genius who joins Shepard’s squad
  • Garrus:  A male Turian and Citadel Security officer who joins Shepard’s squad
  • Wrex: A Krogan bounty hunter and mercenary; one of the last Battle Masters
  • Ashley: A highly skilled Alliance Marine
  • The Illusive Man: A former mercenary; now leader of the pro-human group Cerberus

Each figure will include a display base, and most come with weapons, including the game’s distinctive orange Omni-Tools. The Illusive Man will be the “elusive” character in Series 1, as he will be the rarest figure in the assortment.

First released in 2002, Minimates have been created for a number of video game properties, as well as numerous films, TV shows and comic books. For more information, visit Minimates.com!

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES
Founded in 1999, Diamond Select Toys currently licenses a vast array of pop culture properties and produces a wide variety of collectable merchandise, from poseable action figures to electronic vehicles, and from character banks to kitchenware. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York design studio Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners including Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, EA Games, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select works with some of the world’s biggest entertainment properties, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com.

Mortal Kombat X Sub Zero

Toyark sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has posted up pre-orders for Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X 6″ Scale Figures. Along with the pre-orders, we get some new details on the figures. Each will contain 23 points of articulation, and will include themed accessories. Mezco is packing them on collector friendly blister cards as well. Included are:

  • Raiden
  • Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion

They are listed at $18.99 each with a release next May. You can pre-order them Here. Read on for a few new pics and more info.

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Vitruvian HACKS Packaging Sample

Well, this slipped under the radar for the last few days. Boss Fight Studio revealed the first look at the cardbacks for their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. 3.75″ Figures. This particular piece shows off the Medusa packaging. They assure fans that the plan is to have these come in resealable clamshell packaging, which is great news for collectors and fans.

Check out the preview after the jump.

Funko Garbage Pail Kids

Funko has announced the acquisition of the Garbage Pail Kids license. To celebrate 30 years of gross out fun, they will be offering assorted toys, figures and vinyl collectibles as part of the deal. The most obvious items we’ll likely see will be Pop! Vinyl Figures. With Funko’s expanding offerings, such as ReAction, Hikari, and Fabrikations, there’s no telling what else is in store. We’ll be sure to update as specific products are revealed.

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.

TRIFORCE BLACK MASK FRIDAY SALE

TriForce has provided us with details on their Black F̶r̶i̶d̶a̶y̶  Mask Weekend Sale. They sent us an awesome flyer which announces that select items will be up to 50% off. The sale runs from November 28 at 12:AM EST through November 30 at 11:59 PM EST. Check out PROJECTTRIFOCE.com for details.

Check out the flyer after the jump.

OCC Logo Web

Ontario Collectors Con 2015 is February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.

PCS Hawkman Statue Sketch

In this weeks newsletter from Pop Culture Shock, they teased their next DC Comics Statue. Next in line after the Batman Wall Statue is none other than Hawkman. They released a sketch to give a general idea of the pose. We’ll have much more as it becomes available.

See the teaser after the jump.

NECA Ultimate Freddy Krueger 010

NECA is starting a new series of figures that they are dubbing their “Ultimate Series“. The idea is to have highly articulated figures with very detailed sculpts and some coll accessories. The series kicks off with an all new version of Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare On Elm Street series. We have over 60 photos of NECA’s newly released figure. Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth has supplied us with the figure. Check out the images and my thoughts on the figure after the jump.

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