Toy News Roundup: ‘Star Wars’, ‘Pacific Rim’, And A TON Of SDCC 2013 News
Welcome back to another edition of the 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.
MAN OF STEEL
We may have already seen that DC Collectibles is going to be doing a variant black costume Superman statue for SDCC, but Mattel is also going to be doing a black costume Superman to be joining their Movie Masters action figure line. He should be shipping out any day now.
BOBA HEADS TO THE BEACH
This week Sideshow Collectibles kicked off their Comic-Con celebration in a big way by listing the pre-order for the Prototype Armor Boba Fett 1/6th scale figure. He’s based on the early 1978 prototype by Joe Johnston, and the exclusive version even has the Beach Towel “Cape”.
EVOLUTION AT ITS BEST
Entertainment Earth has been keeping up with revealing the behind the scenes photos of the Star Wars Black Series pretty well. This week was part 3 and we got to take a look a pretty complete 3D sculpt and see how Greedo evolved with before and after shots.
THE TRUE (TRU) EXCLUSIVES
Toys “R” Us has announced their SDCC 2013 exclusives, it was a pretty popular post this week, so you may want to check out what they are bringing to the big Con.
CHINA CELEBRATES JULY 4?
Hot Toys has finally released their first Toy Fairs 2013 exclusive figure, the Captain America Star Spangled Man Version. It was just in time for July 4th here in the US… so does that mean that China celebrates July 4th with us?
COMIC-CON = 2 WEEKS
SDCC 2013 is in less than 2 weeks and the official Comic-Con programming schedule has been posted. It looks like all of the usual big players are going to be there: Hasbro, Mattel, DST, DC Collectibles and more with great panels.
PACIFIC RIM SERIES 2 ANNOUNCED
MTV Geek put up an interview with Randy Falk about the Pacific Rim action figures and in it Randy reveals the Pacific Rim Series 2! Take a look here.
Last week in the Toy News Round up we saw the backside of Gothmog, but now we get to see his face. Click through to Asmus Toys’ Facebook to see a couple of photos of the great 1/6th scale orc GOTHMOG!
PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURES FOREVER
This week Sideshow Collectibles has been going really hard with their Comic-Con reveals. They revealed 3 different premium format figures including the Gladiator Hulk, Snowtrooper, and Black Widow – Natasha Romanova. The Gladiator Hulk Premium Format Figure is by far my favorite, he’s MASSIVE!
PLAY ARTS KAI SETS SAIL
At the Japan Expo in Paris over the weekend, Square Enix revealed the much anticipated Play Arts Kai Assassin’s Creed Edward and Connor figures. They both come with extra heads and multiple weapons.
DO THE BATUSI
Mattel has released a video preview of their upcoming SDCC 2013 Batman Batusi figure. Check it out below:
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