Toy News Roundup: ‘TMNT 2014’, ‘Star Wars’ and a Bunch of SDCC 2014 Exclusives
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another outrageous 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?
MONOGRAM’S 2nd SDCC EXCLUSIVE
Monogram International has revealed their 2nd San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive, a 2 piece set of Sora’s Key Blade and Riku’s Sword. It will be priced at $20 and is limited to just 500 sets.
ELDER SCROLLS THE BRETON STATUE
Gaming Heads, the masters of making gaming related statues, has announced a new statue line based on The Elder Scrolls Online. Their first statue is of the Breton and is currently available for pre-order.
PLAYMATES TOYS’ TMNT 2014 MOVIE LINEUP REVEALED?
New images of Playmates Toys’ upcoming TMNT 2014 movie action figures have surfaced on the web. Unlike previous images that we have seen, these new images show off most of the figures that they will be making for the movie.
TRANSFORMERS SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE
Hey! The Transformers SDCC 2014 Exclusive has been revealed, but why is not one excited about it. I personally think that it was a genius idea to combine Transformers with Glam Metal, as they both got their start around the same time.
GOD OF WAR KRATOS POP! VINYL FIGURE
Everyone’s favorite really angry Spartan Warrior from God of War makes his debut in the Funko Pop! series and is now available to buy in stores and online. Read more about the God of War Kratos Pop! vinyl figure here.
MORE MEZCO SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
With Mezco’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusives going up for pre-order this week, they had to finish off all of the big reveals. They revealed, Sons of Anarchy Keychains, a Saul Goodman Bobblehead, Breaking Bad Keychains, and a whole lot more on their website.
PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN:ARKHAM ORIGINS EXCLUSIVE
Square Enix is going to be continuing on with their yearly SDCC tradition by announcing a limited color version of their Play Arts Kai Batman:Arkham Origins figure. He’s currently available for pre-order now.
EXCLUSIVE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 FIGURE
Diamond Select Toys has announced an exclusive Unmasked Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Select figure. As of right now it is only available on MarvelStore.com, but at the end of the month you will be able to find it at Disney Stores too.
BATTLE-DAMAGED 18-INCH GYPSY DANGER
Even though the movie wasn’t that successful in the US, the toys sure are! NECA’s 18-inch figures have got a lot of collectors excited about what’s to come in the future. We already know about Knifehead coming soon, but what if I told you that a new Gypsy Danger is coming with a LED Plasma Cannon Arm?
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE INFINITY GAUNTLETS
Acquire the power of the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet Bank and Key Ring from Monogram now available to pre-order in the June issue of PREVIEWS. Of course, you can also pre-order them at most online retailers as well.
THREEZERO’S ATLAS TITAN PRE-ORDER
Threezero has finally announced the pre-order for their Atlas Titan figure based on the hit Titanfall game. He’s expensive, coming in at $430USD, but he’s also priced similar to other large figures that have been released by other companies. He’s epic, and if you loved the game, you are going to die for this figure.
BANDAI JAPAN ANNOUNCES STAR WARS LICENSE
One of the biggest surprises for me this week was that Bandai Japan announced the Star Wars license. This allows them to make various action figures, statues, and other collectibles. Their first offerings were on display at the Tokyo Toy Show this past weekend.
STAR WARS BLACK SERIES WAVE 5 AND DELUXE FIGURES PRE-ORDER
Have you started to collect the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series figures and now you’re a little disappointed that you can’t find any good characters in the store? Hasbro has finally realized that some figures are liked more than others, so they are releasing a revision case with some of the most popular characters. Apart from that excitement, Hasbro has also put up the standard case of wave 5 figures up for pre-order, along with their first wave of deluxe figures!
MORE TMNT HIKARI SOFUBI FIGURES FROM FUNKO
This past Friday as part of their weekly Hikari Friday celebrations, Funko revealed Clear Leonardo and Pizza Power Michelangelo Hikari Sofubi figures. The epic Pizza Power figure is going to be exclusive to Barns and Noble.
MATTEL AND WARNER BROS. EXTEND MASTER DC COMICS LICENSE
Mattel has been the master license holder for DC Comics toys for years. This past week, Mattel and Warner Bros. announced that they are extending their license. This allows for Mattel to make toys for some of the upcoming DC Comics movies.
DIAMOND COMICS ANNOUNCES THEIR SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Diamond Comics is going to be bringing a total of 22 SDCC 2014 exclusives to the show this year. Check out all of them here.
3 NEW ENTERTAINMENT SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Entertainment Earth has announced 3 new SDCC exclusives. They are based on SNL, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek. I suspect that the Game of Thrones Dragon Egg exclusive is going to be extremely popular.
STAR WARS HOT WHEELS
In a previous Toy News Roundup I told you about a Star Wars Hot Wheels SDCC 2014 exclusive. This week, Mattel released some more photos of the car.
EVER AFTER HIGH SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014 EXCLUSIVE
Ever After High made its debut last year and since then it has taken off and become extremely popular. Don’t ask how popular, because I don’t play with girl dolls. BUT, it’s definitely popular enough to warrant a SDCC 2014 exclusive Ever After High Cerise Wolf doll.
CANTINA SHOWDOWN DELUXE STAR WARS BLACK SERIES FIGURE SET
If you collect the Star Wars Black Series figure and buy your toys at retail, you may have noticed Han Solo and Greedo shelf warming just about every store. I guess the figures just aren’t that popular and Hasbro has come up with a new way to sell the characters with a Cantina Showdown diorama figure set.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER POP! VINYL FIGURES
Funko has announced Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pop! Vinyl Figures. You are going to able to buy Buffy, Willow, Angel, The Gentlemen, Oz, Spike, and a very special edition Vampire Spike. Yeah! Chase figures are back for this series!
NEW SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES PRE-ORDERS
This week Sideshow Collectibles put up 2 new awesome pieces for pre-order, a Iron Man Mark 42 Maquette and a Sideshow Exclusive Cad Bane in Denal Disguise sixth scale figure.
REVOLTECH TMNT FIGURES
Playmates Toys’ Nickelodeon TMNT figures aren’t enough? Well, now you can buy super-articulated Revoltech TMNT figures that were actually made for collectors.
FUNKO POP! FROZEN VINYL FIGURES
Frozen is the highest grossing animated film of all time. Because of this, Funko has made a super-cute series of Frozen Pop! Vinyl Figures.
POSSIBLE UPCOMING DC COMICS MOVIES
An image showing off rumored DC Comics movies has surfaced on the web. Batman is popular, so how about we make every movie with Batman? Ha!