Today is Sunday and it’s time for the 91st 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?
MAY THE POWER PROTECT YOU
If you have a Twitter account, you are probably going to want to browse on over to the official Action Figure Fury Twitter page to enter our newest giveaway. Entertainment Earth has supplied us with one of Bandai’s Power Rangers Saba Die-Cast swords to giveaway. The giveaway is exclusive to Twitter and ends on June 6. You can enter to win be retweeting this tweet and following us.
GODZILLA 1964 SEES RERELEASE IN DUST AND SAND FROM TAMASHII NATIONS
In 2013, Tamashii Nations released the 1964 Godzilla figure. Now they are going to be rereleasing that same figure with a special color scheme that looks like sand and dust as seen in the film.
ACTION FIGURE XPRESS ANNOUNCES SDCC 2015 EXCLUSIVES
AFX has once again teamed up with various manufacturers to bring some limited edition swag to San Diego Comic-Con 2015. So far, the retailer has announced 6 exclusives, which are going to be exclusively available at the show. Pre-orders are also available for those that can’t attend.
PREVIEWS SDCC EXCLUSIVES
Previews, aka Diamond Comic Distributors, has also announced their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives this week. Just like last year, they are going to have a bunch of different exclusives from various manufacturers. Whether you like action figures, statues, comics, or other merchandise, chances are that you are going to find it here.
SQUARE ENIX GAVE DARTH MAUL THE VARIANT STAR WARS PLAY ARTS KAI TREATMENT
…. and he looks amazing. Unlike most of their other variant figures, Darth Maul doesn’t appear to have received that big of a makeover, which if really great if you aren’t really a fan of the company’s Japanese style.
YOU MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO BUY A $1,050 STORMTROOPER FROM THE FORCE AWAKENS
A very sketchy eBay seller listed a Star Wars Black Series 6-inch Stomtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week on eBay, which by the end of the auction reached a whopping $1,050. The figure was likely stolen, like many of the other figures said eBay seller lists thought the year. You can check out the auction on eBay here.
PREVIEW THREEZERO’S RAPHAEL AND DONATELLO 12-INCH FIGURES
Threezero released a couple new images of their TMNT 12-inch action figures. The new photos give us our first look at Raphael and Donatello. The company has previously pre-ordered Michelangelo and Leonardo.
NECA’S ALIEN VS. PREDATOR FIGURES ARE FINALLY ANNOUNCED
NECA finally announced their 14th series of Predator action figures this week, which I know many people have been waiting for since the figures are based off of the AvP movie. They have also received an articulation update.
THESE 12-INCH ACTION FIGURES MAY BE CHEAP, BUT THEY TOTALLY SUCK
Mezco Toys made a surprise announcement this week (ok, we were all expecting countless variants) for 12-inch Mortal Kombat X action figures, but there’s only one problem – the figures totally suck. Mezco’s website says the figures feature “nearly a dozen points of articulation”. What does that honestly mean?
CUSTOM 12-INCH ACTION FIGURE CONTEST RETURNS TO SDCC
Last year at Comic-Con, Captain Action hosted their first ever 12-inch action figure customization contest. It proved to be a success, so this year they are bringing the contest back with a new theme – “Bring on the bad guys”.
NOW THIS IS MY KIND OF FIST BUMP
Hot Toys released a new image of the Hulkbuster and Hulk fist bumping. Cool, right? Ok the point of them releasing this image was to say that they are going to be improving the Hulkbuster to some extent. It’s unclear what they are going to be doing, but you can see my thoughts here.
HOT TOYS: A NEW HOPE
Sideshow has had to 12-inch Star Wars reigns for quite some time now. However, Hot Toys just recently got the license too, which 0pens our world for some of the best Star Wars action figures to ever hit the market. Case and point – the new Hot Toys Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: A New Hope.
ALIEN SERIES 5, HOW YOU DOING?
NECA dropped the images and info for their Alien Series 5 line of action figures this week. In this series we’ll be getting Ripley from the finale of the film, Bishop from when he ‘encountered’ the Alien Queen, and the Alien Genocide Black and Red Xenomorph Warriors. Some slight re-use, but Ripley and 1/2 of Bishop….