Toy News Roundup: ‘TMNT Movie Figures’, ‘Hasbro Marvel SDCC 2014’ and G.I. Joe Creator Dies
Today is Sunday and it’s time for another awesome 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?
MARVEL SELECT WATCHER RE-ISSUE
Coming just in time for Marvel’s upcoming Original Sin storyline, Diamond Select Toys is going to be re-issuing their Marvel Select Watcher 7-inch action figure. He should be venturing back into stores by October, 2014.
TMNT MOVIE FIGURES
Images of Playmates Toys’ upcoming TMNT movie figures have been pretty scarce. This week, an eBay seller put most of the 6 inch figures up for auction, which gives us a pretty good look at the packaging that these figures are going to sport.
HOT TOYS AWARDED BEST LICENSEE AWARD
Hot Toys gets a lot of awards, as they should because they are the best in the business. This week, Disney awarded Hot Toys the “Best Licensee” award for their effort on figures from many of the top blockbusters the last year, including Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and more!
MAFEX JOKER AND DARTH VADER
The MAFEX line is pretty new, but it’s gaining some serious traction among collectors. This week, Medicom announced the MAFEX Joker and MAFEX Darth Vader. Here are some more images of the Joker showing off his accessories.
GREEN ARROW ARTFX+
Kotobukiya has officially revealed their DC Comics New 52 Green Arrow ARTFX+ Statue this past week. He stands about 7.5″ tall and comes with a magnetic display base.
Sideshow Collectibles showed off their massive Godzilla 2014 statue in a preview video this week. The video takes you through the design/sculpting process on Sideshow’s massive Godzilla 2014 Maquette. You can currently win one here.
DC COLLECTIBLES SOLICITS
This month’s DC Collectibles solicits features a ton of Batman 75th anniversary figures and statues. If you like Batman at all, you need to check these out.
THREEA ROBOT PYRO
3A has finally put their Robot Pyro sixth scale figure from the Team Fortress 2: Mann vs. Machine game up for pre-order. It’s available in both Red and Blue and they are priced to sell at $220 each. If you buy them together, you save $40.
LEGO IDEAS AVENGERS HELICARRIER
There are some pretty awesome ideas that go up on LEGO’s “LEGO Ideas” website. This week a massive LEGO Avengers Hellicarrier popped up with over 22,000 pieces. In the short time that it’s been up, it has almost reached 3,000/10,000 supporters.
THREEZERO TYRION LANNISTER
This week, Threezero released new images and details for their Tyrion Lannister sixth scale figure from the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. He is going to be available for pre-order later today.
TRUE BLOOD POP!’S
True Blood is going to be coming to and end after the upcoming season 7 and Funko wants you to remember the great show with their True Blood Pop! vinyl figures. They will be available in July.
UPCOMING HOT TOYS RELEASES
Hot Toys has released a Backstage image that shows off the figures that we can expect in the near future. Look forward to Captain America 2, Iron Man 3, and Thor 2 figures soon.
GARRUS VAKARIAN STATUE
Recently, Gaming Heads picked up the Mass Effect 3 license. Based on the game, they have presented a fantastic Garrus Vakarian Statue. The statue stands about 21 inches tall (1/4 scale) and features his trademark armor and a Incisor Sniper rifle that is featured in the game.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MYSTERY MINIS
With Guardians of the Galaxy coming up this summer, there is still a bunch of great merchandise coming out of the pipeline. Funko has announced a new wave of Mystery Minis based on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
REVLOTECH MICRO MARK 6
The third addition to the Revoltech Micro line is none other that the Iron Man Mark 6 from Iron Man 2. He stands about 4.5″ and should cost you right around $30.
LEGO X-MEN: X-MANSION MIGHT BE A REAL THING
Earlier this year the LEGO X-Men: X-Mansion set went up on the LEGO Cuusoo website. Since then, LEGO has transitioned the website to LEGO Ideas and during that transition the LEGO X-Men: X-Mansion set reached 10,000 supporters.
ALIEN BUST BANK
What’s inside an alien besides acid blood, a metal tongue and spite? Your money! That’ right, Diamond Select Toys has taken H.R. Giger’s original alien design and made a fantastic Aliens Bust, which also doubles as a piggy bank.
MARVEL ZOMBIE VILLIANS
Diamond Select Toys is going to be continuing on with Marvel Zombies in their newly announced Marvel Minimates Zombie Villians box set 2. It features Zombie Dr. Doom, Zombie Morbius, Zombie Kingpin and Zombie Sabretooth.
HASBRO MARVEL SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVES
Several weeks ago, Hasbro started to reveal their SDCC 2014 exclusives with the Jabba the Hutt Star Wars Black Series exclusive. This week, they revealed 2 Marvel exclusives, the Thanos Imperative Marvel Legends box set and the Marvel Universe Infinity Gauntlet action figure set.
If you are looking to expand your Star Wars: The Clone Wars action figure collection then you are going to want to check out the new Wolfpack Clone Trooper sixth scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles. It’s everything you could have dreamed of.
EE EXCLUSIVE – GOTG BANK
Entertainment Earth listed an exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon figural bank. It is priced to sell at $25 and should be available by November 2014.
FUNKO’S MAGIC: THE GATHERING LEGACY FIGURES
Around Toy Fair 2014, Funko showed off their Magic: The Gathering Legacy Collection action figures. This week they solicit them to retailers with new images, which gives you a look at the awesome packaging they are going to be coming in.
BLACK SERIES SPEEDER BIKE AND JABBA
Hasbro has released the official images for their first wave of deluxe action figures in the 6 inch Star Wars Black Series line. Included is Jabba the Hutt (different from SDCC version) and the Speeder Bike with a Biker Scout action figure.
SILVER GLITTER BATMAN HIKARI
As part of their weekly Hikari Friday celebration, Funko has announced a Silver Glitter Batman Hikari Sofubi vinyl figure. It is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide and will cost you $35.
NECA’S SDCC 2014 SCALERS EXCLUSIVES
On Friday, NECA announced their next San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusives, DC Comics and Marvel Scaler 2-packs. They are going to be priced at $10 each.
10TH DOCTOR REVIEW
Our review this week is of Underground Toys’ Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 10th Doctor action figure. Check out what Weston thought about the figure here.
NEW SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES PREVIEWS
Sideshow has released new preview images/video for a Rocket Raccoon Premium Format Figure, a Lobo Premium Format Figure, a Grey Hulk Premium Format Figure, and a Sentinel Maquette. Some of the previews allow you to enter to win the figure, so they are worth checking out.
HOT TOYS ELECTRO PREVIEW
Hot Toys put up a preview image for their upcoming Electro sixth scale figure. With the image Hot Toys said, “Please stay tuned for the official reveal of this “electrifying” enemy of The Amazing Spider-Man coming soon!”
“ACTION FIGURE” CREATOR DIES
Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive that was credited for creating the first G.I. Joe “Action Figure” died this week. He was 86.
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