Toy News Roundup: ‘DC Collectibles’, ‘Sci-Fi’ And Gandalf Arrives Just In Time For The Release Of The Hobbit
Guess what time it is? It’s time for yet 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?
NEW 52 EARTH 2 HAWKGRIL
This week was the conclusion of another one of DC Collectibles ‘Spoiler Alerts’ where they reveal another one of their upcoming products. In this week’s alert they revealed the upcoming New 52 Earth 2 Hawkgirl action figure.
PLAY ARTS KAI ARKHAM ORIGINS
Batman: Arkham Origins was just released this past week in Japan and Warner Home Video held a special ‘DC Heroes! Festival’ in Tokyo, Japan to showcase the release of it. During this festival Square Enix showed off some of their latest Play Arts Kai figures based on the Batman: Arkham Origins game.
AVENGERS NOW CAPTAIN AMERICA ARTFX+ STATUE
It’s another Kotobukiya Japanese import! This week Kotobukiya showed off their upcoming Captain America ArtFX+ statue from their Avengers Now line.
YES, ANOTHER HOT TOYS TONY STARK
This year ‘MILK’ magazine is celebrating their 12th anniversary and they have partnered up with Hot Toys to bring a very limited edition figure to the market, the Hot Toys Rose Hill 1/6 scale figure. It is limited to just 300 pieces worldwide and is priced at just $140. There hasn’t been word if Sideshow is going to get any stock like they have for past ‘MILK’ exclusives.
PICK UP YOUR MARVEL SELECT WINTER SOLDIER NOW
Captain America: The WInter Soldier may not be coming out until next year, but fans of the comic are going to be flocking to DisneyStore.com, MarvelStore.com, or physical Disney Stores to pick up their comics based Marvel Select Winter Soldier action figures now. If your thought that you were going to wait for a movie based Winter Soldier Marvel Select figure, you may want to check this out.
MEZCO ANNOUNCES SONS OF ANARCHY COLLECTIBLE PRODUCTS
This week Mezco Toys put out a press release announcing that they have acquired the license to make collectible products based on the hit show Sons of Anarchy. They are going to be producing action figures, plush characters, Mez-Itz, key rings, stash boxes, tin signs, bobbleheads and a whole lot more.
SIDESHOW’S COMMANDER LUKE AND TAUNTAUN 1/6 SCALE FIGURES
Following the very exciting release of the Imperial Probe Droid sixth scale figure, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to announce two more figures from the opening scenes of Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, the Commander Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun sixth scale figures!
HOT TOYS ELDER PREDATOR 2.0
The Elder Predator doesn’t have very much screen time in Predator 2, but he is sure popular among fans. His cool look and his code of honor has made him a fan favorite by many. Hot Toys has already made the Elder Predator 1/6 scale figure back in 2007, but now they are back for round 2 with the Elder Predator 2.0!
NEW DC COLLECTIBLES SOLICITS FOR PRODUCTS SHIPPING IN JUNE 2014
If you are a fan of DC Collectibles then you aren’t going to want to miss the latest solicits that were released this week. Included are mostly new products, as well as the Earth 2 action figures that we have already seen before.
THREEZERO’S 12 INCH THE WALKING DEAD ZOMBIE PETS WENT UP FOR PRE-ORDER
A couple of days ago Threezero put up the very first pre-order for their The Walking Dead 12 inch figure line – Michonne’s Pet Zombies. If you want the exclusive accessories be sure the head over the Threezero’s official store today to place your order!
NEW REVIEWS THIS WEEK
This week we did continued reviews on the Alien ReAction line, as well as a review on the very cool Sideshow Collectibles Joker sixth scale figure. Be sure the check those out if you are interested in either.
ASMUS TOYS GANDALF
If you remember Asmus Toys received the license to make 1/6 scale Lord of the Rings figures a while back. They have already made a couple of non-human figures (i.e. orcs), but now they have their first human coming up Gandalf in sixth scale. Here is a look at the head sculpt. More photos should be coming very soon after they are approved by the licensor.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
The first Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster has been released! This is going to make everyone excited about the toys from NECA!