Toy News Roundup: ‘Limited Hot Toys’, ‘More Ultimate’ and Sideshow Prepares for The Force

Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 105th 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?

ULTRA LIMITED HOT TOYS STORMTROOPER SQUAD LEADER TO SEE WIDER RELEASE THAN ORIGINALLY SUSPECTED
The Hot Toys Squad Leader Stormtrooper originally debuted at the Hong Kong Toys “R” Us for ‘Force Friday’. At that point it was unclear what other regions the figure would be available in and now Hot Toys has provided the details.

HOT TOYS’ FIRST IRON MAN ARMOR BASED ON A COMIC BOOK APPEARANCE
This week Hot Toys announced their first Marvel sixth scale figure based on a comic book appearance – Iron Man Mark 3 (Stealth Mode). He’s currently available now.

NECA’S ULTIMATE LINE CONTINUES STRONG
NECA is still continuing strong with their line of Ultimate figures. This week they revisited God of War to make the Ultimate Kratos figure.

FINAL PRODUCT HOT TOYS OBI-WAN PHOTOS
Hot Toys released production photos of Obi-Wan this week. Some people think the likeness is off, but really just look at him. 

ARTICULATED 3.75-INCH BLACK SERIES FIGURES NOW EXCLUSIVE TO WALMART
Fans wondering about the fate of Hasbro’s articulated 3.75-inch Star Wars action figures are now going to have to look at a certain store to find their figures – Walmart.

MEZCO TOYZ BRINGING SEVERAL EXCLUSIVES TO NYCC 2015
This last week Mezco announced 4 exclusives from various licenses that they will be selling at NYCC. Pre-orders start tomorrow and will last through the week.

NECA’S JOHN MATRIX IS ABOUT TO ARRIVE
In preparation of the John Matrix’s arrival, NECA has released new photos of their Ultimate Commando figure. 

FUNKO BRINGS THE FORCE TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Following the success of their Marvel Subscription Box, Funko is now taking on Star Wars with their new Smuggler’s Bounty Star Wars Subscription Box.

KOTOBUKIYA TAKES ON BLACK PANTHER
There aren’t many Marvel Fine Art Statues released by Kotobukiya, but when they are released they are outstanding. A perfect example is their new Black Panther statue.

READY FOR MORE POWER?
If you ever are in need of power, look no further than NECA’s Power Loader deluxe vehicle from ‘Aliens’. It should be arriving soon following the release of new images.

SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES TO AWAKEN THE FORCE
Sideshow has put up a teaser on their website for Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectibles. What could they be making first?

By Bryan Stewart

Bryan first discovered an appreciation for action figures at an early age, setting up elaborate GI Joe ant hill attacks, complete with firework pyrotechnics. Due to the high injury rate for the Joes, replacements were a constant necessity.

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