Toy News Roundup: ‘Star Wars’, ‘TMNT 2014’ and a Bunch of SDCC 2014 Exclusives
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another huge 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?
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH JESSE PINKMAN
If you have been collecting all of Mezco’s Breaking Bad ‘Action Figures’, then you are going to want to check out the Entertainment Earth exclusive Jesse Pinkman action figure in his orange hazmat suit. He’s available for pre-order now.
STAR WARS TOYS TO BE MADE BY MULTIPLE JAPANESE COMPANIES
This week an interesting image came in from the 2014 Tokyo Toy Show stating that TakaraTomy, Bandai, Square Enix, SEGA, Good Smile Company, and Kaiyodo are all going to be making Star Wars toys and action figures in the near future.
BREAKING BAD AND ALIENS TITANS
If you collect vinyl figures, then you are definitely going to want to check out Titan’s latest offerings. They are going to be making both a Breaking Bad Heisenberg Collection and an Alien Titans Nostromo Collection of blind-box mini-figures.
SDCC 2014 STERLING ARCHER ACTION FIGURE
Factory Entertainment announced that their 4th San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive is going to be a 6-inch Sterling Archer action figure based on the hit FX series. He’s currently available for pre-order.
MONOGRAM’S 2ND NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS EXCLUSIVE
Fans of the Nightmare Before Christmas movie are going to be heading straight to the Monogram International booth at this year’s Comic-Con, as they have announced 2 Nightmare Before Christmas exclusives already.
MATTEL SKIPS OUT ON NYCC 2014
Mattel has announced that “due to scheduling conflicts we regret we’ll be unable to attend NYCC this fall.” The good news is that if you were planning on picking up Goat Man, there are going to be more available at SDCC.
MORE MEZCO SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Mezco has announced the remainder of their exclusives, which features a lot more Breaking Bad. Now that they have all been revealed, Mezco is taking pre-orders on their site.
TRANSFORMERS TEAM UP WITH ANGRY BIRDS
So for SDCC this year, Transformers fans are going to be able to get their hands on a Unicron/Transformers crossover. But, forget that, because Angry Birds and Transformers are also going to be teaming up!
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Diamond Select Toys has announced all of their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusives. Some of them are the same as you might have seen when Diamond Comics announced their exclusives, but some of them are actually new.
THE NEXT WAVE OF STAR WARS BLACK SERIES FIGURES + BONUS
Jedi Temple Archives has uncovered some information that C-3PO, Bossk, and Han Solo (Stormtrooper) will be joining Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series 6-inch line. If you don’t believe me, check out the image that proves it. Along with this announcement, Hasbro is offering Diamond Comic Distributors the ability to order cases of single figures.
DRAGON BALL Z POP! VINYL FIGURES
Come this August, DBZ fans are going to be on the hunt for Funko’s line of Dragon Ball Z Pop! Vinyl Figures. The characters that are planned for this series are: Super Saiyan Goku, Final Form Cell, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Final Form Frieza.
UPDATES TO MATTEL’S SDCC BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT BATMOBILE TOY
Mattel has released a new image of their Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile that is going to be exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The image reveals that the Batmobile can transform!
NEW BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT HAS A NEW UPC CODE
This week I received an email from a retailer saying that they have discovered that the upcoming Boba Fett 6-inch figure is going to have a different UPC code than previous releases. This is likely just because of the packaging change, but it could mean the figure is different.
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Entertainment Earth is on a Comic-Con roll, as this week they have revealed 8 new exclusives. There are Venture Bros. Shot Glasses, The Twilight Zone Retro action figures, and a 3.75″ bloody Brock Samson action figure.
So we have already seen 2-inch and 12-inch Scalers, but what are you supposed to hang on your cords that fall between those two sizes? 3.5-inch full-size Scalers! They are going to be available this September.
HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2014 RETURNS ON OCT 25TH
Diamond has issued a press release for ComicFest 2014. It looks like it’s going to be happening on Saturday October 25th.
SHADOW OF DIABLO DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
Following the release of their normal Diablo action figure, NECA has announced a variant, the Shadow of Diablo deluxe action figure. He’s going to be available this August.
MARVEL NOW AVENGERS IRON MAN ARTFX+ STATUE
Iron Man has finally got the ARTFX+ treatment in Kotobukiya’s Marvel Now statue series. He’s available in both Black and Red.
TMNT 2014 4-PACK… AND TOYS ARE HITTING RETAIL
Fans have reported that they have been starting to see the new TMNT 2014 toys in retail stores, specifically Target and Walmart. Also, a new image of a group pack has popped up online. It’s currently unclear if this is going to be released in the US.
OFFICIAL IMAGES OF PLAYMATES TOYS’ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TOYS
Over the past few months, we have had several looks at the upcoming TMNT toys from Playmates Toys. Now that the movie is due for release soon, Playmates Toys has issued a Press Release and all of the official images.
31-INCH SHADOW STORM TROOPER SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE
Are you in love the Jakks Pacific’s Jumbo action figures? Well if you are, they are going to be brining a San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive Shadow Stromtrooper 31-inch figure.
HOT TOYS GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA FINAL PRODUCT
Hot Toys and Bloggers has released final product photos of their first Captain America: The Winter Soldier sixth scale figure. The Golden Age Captain America was a movie promo edition, meaning that it was extremely limited. Though, you can still hop on the wait list at Sideshow Collectibles.
HOT TOYS MALEFICENT SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
Hot Toys has also finally revealed their Maleficent sixth scale figure, which is based on the likeness of Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent movie that is currently sweeping theaters worldwide.
SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE S.H. FIGUARTS VEGETTA
Bluefin has started to reveal their SDCC exclusives this week. Their first reveal was for the S.H. Figuarts Vegetta sporting his original animation colors. Get him while you can!
MYSTIC POWERS SKELETOR HIKARI VINYL FIGURE
For the past several weeks, Funko has been revealing new Hikari Sofubi vinyl figures. So far we have only seen 2 different molds, Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Though, this week they announced a Mystic Powers Skeletor Hikari Sofubi Figure.
MASTER CHIEF MOTORCYCLE HELMET
If you are into motorcycles, or just something really awesome, you are going to want to check out NECA’s upcoming Master Chief motorcycle helmet prototype.
NEW FROM GENTLE GIANT FOR JUNE 2014
For June 2014 Gentle Giant has revealed a Wicket Jumbo Kenner figure, a Star Wars Rebels Zeb maquette, and a Quarter Scale Glenn in Riot Gear statue. They aren’t expected to arrive until Q2 of 2015, but pre-orders are currently open.
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