Toy News Roundup: ‘Godzilla 2014’, ‘Hot Toys’ and Pacific Rim LEGO
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another epic edition of the Toy News Roundup. Here we round-up all of the most important toy news of the week from our site, and also link you to any toy news that we didn’t cover. Let’s see what the big toy news was this week, shall we?
GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA
Captain America 2 is set to launch very soon and Captain America is going to be dawning his ‘Golden Age’ suit. Hot Toys has released news of their Movie Promo Captain America Golden Age sixth scale figure, which really looks very much like The First Avenger figure. Sideshow Collectibles is going to be putting up pre-orders soon. See Sideshow’s preview page here.
1/4 SCALE BATTLE DMAGED CAPTAIN AMERICA
Everyone wants a piece of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We have already seen a ton of toys/collectibles be announced from many toy companies, except NECA. They don’t have the license for the new Captain America movie, so they just made a 1/4 scale Battle Damaged Captain America figure based on his Avengers appearance.
DC COLLECTIBLES SOLICITS
This month DC Collectibles released their June 2014 solicits. These were for products that are going to be released in September of 2014. There are a lot of great things this month, so be sure to check them out!
NECA GODZILLA 2014
Legendary Pictures sure has been keeping the new Godzilla under the wraps. This week the Godzilla 2014 embargo was lifted, making it Godzilla 2014 merchandise week. First up we have NECA’s 12 and 24 inch Godzilla figures, which are due to be released this July.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MINIMATES
Diamond Select Toys has announced that they are going to be making one of the Summer’s biggest movies really small with their complete line of Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates!
PLAY ARTS KAI WATCHMEN
Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in Square Enix’s Toy Fair 2014 booth was the new Rorschach Play Arts Kai Watchmen figure. He comes packaged with all of the goods, including interchangeable hands, interchangeable heads with different mask patterns, his trench coat, his hat, a gun and even an aerosol can with a flame effect.
BANDAI GODZILLA 2014
Bandai has announced all of their Godzilla 2014 toys this week, all of which are now available for purchase at your local Toys ‘R’ Us. There is definitely something for everyone!
Funko is going to be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle next weekend. During the convention they are going to be selling their DIY Pop! vinyl figures for the first time. Oh, and they also have an exclusive.
TMNT BUST BANKS
During Toy Fair 2014 Diamond Select Toys announced their brand new TMNT vinyl bust banks. Now they are approved by the licensor and ready for pre-orders!
JEDI MASTER, I AM.
For this week’s review we ventured into the Star Wars universe with Sideshow Collectibles’ Yoda Jedi Master sixth scale figure. He’s tiny, but awesome.
LOST IN SPACE
Exclusive Replicas has once again teamed up with Go Hero and Phicen to make some fantastic collectibles. They have announced sixth scale Lost in Space collectibles based on the hit TV Series! Expect them to start hitting the market by the end of the year.
HERE COMES BATMAN
The Hot Toys 1966 Batman 1/6 scale figure was released in Asia. You know what that means, he’s going to be available in the US next month!
Hot Toys has made some really great 12 inch figures based on video games, but their focus still tends to gravitate more towards movie characters. This week Hot Toys released another video game figure, Raiden from Metal Gear Rising Revengenace.
RETRO CAPTAIN ACTION
ZICA Toys announced this week that they would be teaming up with Captain Action Enterprises to release the world’s first 3.75″ Captain Action figures. They are slated for a late 2014 release date.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Back in 2012, Diamond Select Toys released some really great resin collectibles for the Amazing Spider-Man, and now they are going to be doing the same with the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Check out the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 statue that is coming from Diamond Select!
During the tail end of 2013 Play Imaginative announced a quarter scale War Machine Mark 2 figure and now they are giving it the ‘RAW’ treatment. Read more about the ‘RAW Treatment’ here.
NEW 18 INCH JAEGER
This week NECA has announced the next Jaeger to get the 18 inch treatment, Cherno Alpha. Pre-orders are currently open now at most major online retailers.
NECA has had some great success with their Pacific Rim toy lines. Following the recent success of the Series 3 Tresspasser and Knifehead 2.0, comes the bigger category IV Kaiju, Scunner.
This week we did some research on some Hot Toys figures that have been teased, but are still yet to be released. We have concluded that the 1966 Batmobile, Prometheus and even Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal are still coming.
JAKKS PACIFIC GODZILLA 2014
JAKKS Pacific has teamed up with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. to introduce a gargantuan 24 inch Godzilla 2014 figure. The figure is currently available at TRU.
ThreeA has put up their weekly Q&A. In it you will find answers to questions about WWR Square Box set andCampbells Mighty Soup Square; WWR WF set; Popbot Irimi TQ; 1:1 and 1/12th scale stuff; 2000AD figures and many more!
PACIFIC RIM LEGO
Finally I leave you today with the most epic Pacific Rim LEGO set ever. Found on Entertainment Earth’s Facebook Page.