Toy News Roundup: ‘Import Star Wars’, ‘Tiny T-Shirts’, ‘Mondo’ and CIVIL WAR
Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 103rd 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. So let’s see what the big toy news was this week, shall we?
MORE JUMBO CLASSICS
Gentle Giant is continuing to revive the classic characters and make them JUMBO! The latest announcements were for a jumbo Lex Luthor based on the Super Powers Collection and Catwoman based on her appearance in the Batman Animated Series.
MONDO TAKES ON MOTU
Mondo released a preview image of their Masters of the Universe sixth scale figures. We are hoping that they full reveal for Skeletor and He-Man happens at Mondo-Con this October.
NECA’S ALIEN QUEEN RETURNS… DARK HORSE STYLE!
You may already have the NECA Alien Queen based on the movies, but did you pre-order the new version based on the Aliens: Genocide comic book mini series published by Dark Horse? It’s coming soon.
BANDAI’S NEW S.H. FIGUARTS STAR WARS FIGURES
Import Star Wars action figures certainly are tempting with all that added articulation and detail. With the new movie coming up on us fast, Bandai revealed a trio of new S.H. Figuarts Star Wars figures to hopefully tie you over until the movie comes out this December.
MONDO TMNT… IT HAPPENED.
The first Mondo TMNT sixth scale figure, Leonardo, went up for pre-order this week. Each of the figures are going to be priced at $150, with exclusive versions also available. The exclusive versions sold out very fast, but the regular edition is still available.
GLOBAL FORCE FRIDAY UNBOXING EVENT UNANNOUNCED
StarWars.com announced a live global YouTube unboxing event for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. It sounds cool getting to see all the new toys for the first time, but who really wants to spend 18 hours watching “Maker Studios’ biggest stars” that you have never heard of open toys?
MORE MAFEX STAR WARS
Medicom dropped the announcement for their MAFEX R2-D2 and C3-PO action figures this week and they are glorious.
HOT TOYS RETURNS TO ‘THE WINTER SOLDIER’ FOR NICK FURY
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has come and gone, but Hot Toys isn’t quite done with it yet. This week they officially announced their new and improved Nick Fury sixth scale figure, complete with a removable eye patch.
“You need to keep both eyes open!”
FALLOUT 4 ACTION FIGURES?
If you were hoping for action figures based on Bethesda Studios’ Fallout 4, you’re in luck. It looks like Threezero nabbed up the license, but it’s still unclear just what scale of figure they will be producing.
HOT TOYS PREPPING STAR WARS AND MARVEL FIGURES FOR STGCC
STGCC 2015 is coming up in the middle of September and Hot Toys has announced they will be in attendance with new Marvel and Star Wars figures, which of course will be available for pre-order at that time as well.
THE FIRST MAFEX IRON MAN
Medicom also announced their first MAFEX Iron Man action figure. The Mark 43 armor is based on the appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
IS A TINY T-SHIRT CONVININCING ENOUGH TO PURCHASE AN OVERPRICED BOBBLE HEAD?
Hot Toys announced a new Stealth Mode Iron Man Mark 43 Cosbaby this week, but he’s not just a normal release. This figure comes with a special sixth scale Iron Man t-shit. It’s still not convincing enough for me to get a $20 bobble head.
NECA COOKED UP A NEW BATCH, FEATURING THE BAT GREMLIN!
Another one of NECA’s most requested action figures is about to become a real thing. The Bat Gremlin stands about 6-inches tall and has a wingspan of nearly 18-inches.
Hot Toys also released the final product photos of their new Hulk sixth scale figure from Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s glorious, but I think I’m going to have to pass or I may risk my current version getting very, very angry.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PROMO ART
Some new Captain America: Civil War promo art has been released, giving us a look at what side everyone is on. It also give us a look at the new costumes. Now all we need is some action figures.