Toy News Roundup: ‘Star Wars’, ‘Batman’ and Details for Threezero’s Mazinger Z
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another fun-filled 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?
Kotobukiya’s newest line of Marvel Now ARTFX+ statues is getting closer and closer to completion. Their latest reveal was their Marvel Now Avengers Thor ARTFX+ statue, which will be available this October.
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Planet of the Apes fans are going to want to seriously start saving their bananas because come this summer NECA is going to have two complete Planet of the Apes action figure series released. Check out some new photos of NECA’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Series 1 here.
This week ThreeA has revealed the details of their upcoming 1/12th scale Lost Planet 2 GTF-11 Drio Vital Suit with 6 inch pilot set. The release date is yet to be determined, but be ready to spend $350 on this set.
SCRIBBLENAUTS SERIES 2
Earlier this year, DC Collectibles released their very first series of Scribblenauts Unmasked vinyl figures. They proved to be a massive success, so here comes Scribblenauts Series 2!
FRIST JESSE PINKMAN VARIANT
In case you didn’t notice, Mezco Toyz has definatly created their fair share of variants with the Breaking Bad license (and now even for the Sons of Anarchy license as well). A couple of months ago they revealed the prototype for their fist Jesse Pinkman 6 inch action figure and now they have already released the images for their first variant, the Previews Exclusive Jesse Pinkman in blue hazmat suit.
NECA GODZILLA 2014 – NEW IMAGES
NECA has released some brand new images of their Godzilla 2014 12 inch head-to-tail action figure. The images are more ‘artistic’, which really makes this figure shine.
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE SOFUBI
Sofubi are coming to America. A couple of months ago in the Previews magazine there were a couple of soft vinyl Sofubi figures, Batman and The Joker. They are now available for purchase!
HASBRO (FINALLY) GOT IT RIGHT
The 4th wave of Hasbro’s popular 6 inch Star Wars Black Series action figures has finally gone up for pre-order. The assortment may be different from what you were expecting, but it was done definitely for the better.
HAN AND CHEWIE
Kotobukiya’s incredible Star Wars ARTFX+ lineup has just got much better with the recent addition of the new Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statues. They are going to be sold as a pair and be available this October.
INTRODUCING ‘Dress-Up E.T.’
The latest and greatest in NECA’s stunt puppet replicas is now available, ‘Dress-Up E.T.‘. I don’t know how many people are going to be into literally dressing up E.T., but that option is there for you if you ever want to.
NEW FUNKO POP! FIGURES
Funko’s already amazing line just got even better with the addition of Maleficent and Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon Pop! vinyl figures. Possibly the best figures released so far, The Flintstones!
THE ONLY LIST OF BATMAN ACTION FIGURES YOU WILL EVER NEED (close, but not quite)
Batman has been around for the past 75 years and this year is going to be his big anniversary. DC Collectibles plans to release a ton of Batman action figures this year to celebrate. Check out the list, and even expect more surprises (that aren’t on the list) to be released later this year.
HOT TOYS WINS AWARD
For the 4th year in a row, Hot Toys has been awarded the Best Growth Award 2013 by the Warner Bros. Consumer Products Division.
1…2… ‘ULTIMATE FREDDY’ IS COMING FOR YOU
This year is the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street and NECA is going to be bringing in the celebration. For the anniversary, NECA is going to be releasing an ‘Ultimate Freddy’ action figure. Check out all of the fancy details, because they are worth it.
DST’S C2E2 PLANS
Diamond Select Toys is heading to C2E2 in Chicago. Check out what they have planned for the event here.
SUPER7’s WONDERCON 2014 EXCLUSIVES
WonderCon is this weekend and Super7 is there in full force selling their WonderCon 2014 Exclusives. They have 3 different vinyl figure exclusives, so if you collect them you better check out what Super7 has to offer!
HOT TOYS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Spider-Man returns again this summer in his latest blockbuster movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the movie Spider-Man sports a brand new suit. Hot Toys has faithfully recreated that new suit with their Amazing Spider-Man 2 sixth scale figure. Pre-Orders are now open.
McFarlane Halo figures return with the recent announcement of Halo Series 1 for 2014. In this series Halo fans are going to be able to get their hands on a Halo 2 Master Chief and a Master Chief with Cloak (yes, from that epic E3 trailer).
LIFE-SIZE DARTH VADER
In Gentle Giant’s April 2014 solicitations they had one HUGE collector’s piece, a vintage Darth Vader life-size monument! He’s available for pre-order now for the low, low price of $2,600. Hey, at least you are getting free shipping right?
STAR WARS REBELS MAQUETTE
Star Wars rebels is going to be debuting on the Disney Channel this fall. Based on this show Gentle Giant has created another statue, the Ezra and Chopper Maquette.
MAZINGER Z REVEAL + PRE-ORDER
Threezero has been working hard on a lot of big licenses, with what seems like little progress. Though, this week Threezero did announce the final details for their 16 inch Mazinger Z figure. They also announced the exclusive accessory (shown below).