First they upsized Star Wars figures, then they bumped 3 3/4″ Joes up to 12″ and now the fine folks at Gentle Giant have jumbo’d Marvel Secret Wars figures. Secret Wars was a Mattel toy line released in 1984 and 1985. Two series of figures were released in the US, a third series saw international release.
Gentle Giant is kicking off their jumbo line with Spider-Man in his black costume. Digitally scanned, this figure is an upsized to a fully-articulated 12″ figure and includes a faithfully re-produced lenticular shield. Gentle Giant is taking pre-orders now, with delivery slated for the third quarter of 2015. He is priced at $90.
Octavirate Toys, the maker of BMOG: Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts is offering free shipping to the United States and Canada on orders of $50 or more through their online store http://bmogtoys.ecrater.com/. Each BMOG can serve as a small robot animal sidekick, separate into multiple accessories for other toys, or be rebuilt into endless combinations with itself and other BMOGs.
Each BMOG figure comes as a model-kit style sprued set with a sticker sheet and the instructions for the default build. The online Octavirate storefront is the only place on the entire internet to get the “Piratical Purple” direct-purchase exclusive. Figures are intended for collectors aged 16 and up.
Dark Horse Comics have announced Black Friday special digital comic MegaBundles. Priced at $99.99 each, these five bundles offer tons of comics. These bundles will be available only for one weekend starting Black Friday (November 28th). These bundles will be available at Digital.Darkhorse.com and they are:
Star Wars MegaBundles
This year we are giving Star Wars fans two different options! Get 200 digital Star Wars comics or get everyStar Wars Omnibus. Purchase these MegaBundles, you should. Too late will it be if you wait!
Joss Whedon has created some of our favorite worlds to play in. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith,Serenity, Dollhouse, and even Dr. Horrible are all included in this limited time MegaBundle.
Dive into creator Mike Mignola’s dark worlds. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Baltimore, Witchfinder and evenSledgehammer 44 are all included in this limited time MegaBundle.
Acclaimed writer Robert E. Howard created worlds of adventure. Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane are all included in this limited time MegaBundle.
Project Black Sky MegaBundle
Jump into Dark Horse’s superhero universe, Project Black Sky. Ghost, X, Captain Midnight, Skyman, The Occultist, and Brain Boy are all included in this limited time MegaBundle.
The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both Google Play and iOS apps.
Let’s call it Hikari Saturday this week, as yesterday I failed to post Funko’s latest reveals in their premium vinyl figure line. The two new additions are the ‘Original Creature‘ and ‘Grey Skull Frankenstein’. The ‘Original Creature‘ is, of course a green version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon and is limited to 500 pieces and will be available at all Funko retailers. The ‘Grey Skull Frankenstein’ is limited to 750 pieces and will only be available at ToyZoo.com.
As always, Funko is giving this pair away – full details can be found on their social media sites: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Starting tomorrow, November 23rd Entertainment Earth has three back-to-back-to-back pre-holiday sales offering up some of the hottest collectibles of the season. Starting November 23rd is the company’s Pre-Black Friday Sale which is immediately followed by the Black Friday Sale beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through the Black Friday weekend. Finally, the CyberMonday Week Sale starts December 1.
“Entertainment Earth wants to make collecting easy for you and the people you love. We pride ourselves on having something for every collector so you can do all your holiday shopping with us,” said company president Jason Labowitz.
Entertainment Earth is one of AwesomeToyBlog’s sponsors, so any purchases made through links on this site go to keep the lights on and are very much appreciated!
Changes are afoot for Kidrobot as they’ve announced they have joined the NECA family of companies and will continue under the creative direction of Frank Kozik – the creator of the Labbit toy line.
“It’s rare to have the opportunity to join forces with an artist-centric company like this,” said Joel Weinshanker, COO of NECA. “We are doubly thrilled to be able to allow it to grow organically and flourish on its own, which is what we’re certain it will do with the involvement of Frank Kozik as Creative Director.”
“When Joel and NECA approached us about joining forces, about his intention to support us and allow Kidrobot to move forward with autonomy, I knew we had found the right partner,” said Bob Africa, President of Kidrobot. “The timing of Frank agreeing to join us could not have been better and we are incredibly excited about Kidrobot’s future.”
Here at AwesomeToyBlog, we’re looking forward to seeing what Kidrobot can do with the support of NECA. They’ve done great stuff in the past, so sky’s the limit!
The X-Files is the latest property to get the Funko treatment as the company today announced both Pop! and Wacky Wobbler releases for next year. The Pop! releases, due in April, include Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, the Cigarette Smoking Man and a grey Alien. Wacky Wobblers of both Mulder and Scully are expected to be available in February. Check these all out below.
As the seventh and final season of Sons Of Anarchy continues to keep audiences on the edge of their seats with its unbridled mayhem, MezcoToyz.com offers a special treat to fans: the Sons Of Anarchy Mystery Box.
Each Sons Of Anarchy Mystery Box contains a minimum of 2 different Sons Of Anarchy products, each a perfect holiday gift for Sons Of Anarchy fans.
In addition, 7 randomly selected lucky fans (one for each season) will receive DELUXE MYSTERY BOXES containing:
- 3 plush figures including Jax, Clay, and Opie
- 4 action figures including Jax regular and variant, Clay regular and variant
- 3 keychains featuring Sons Of Anarchy designs
- 2 bobbleheads including Jax and Clay
There’s only 300 of these mystery boxes available, and they are limit to 5 per customer. You can find them on MezcoToyz.com.
Mezco’s announced a new Black Friday exclusive set of Living Dead Dolls that will be available only on MezcoToyz.com. This limited edition set features Living Dead Dolls series 28 ( Sweet 16 Sadie , Tina Pink, Ruby ,Onyx , and Hayze) with all new color schemes and bodies cast in glow in the dark vinyl.
These lovely ladies will be available exclusively at MezcoToyz.com beginning on Black Friday(11/28).
Late last week, Mezco teased an exclusive version of their One:12 Collective Batman figure that would be available on Black Friday. Details of this figure have now been shared. Based on ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, Batman is costumed in an exclusive dark blue and grey real fabric costume brandishing the all black bat symbol. This figure includes the follow accessories: one alternate head, one pair of fists, one pair of “holding” hands, one pair of posing hands, one pair of “Batarang” hands, one interchangeable boot with pistol holster , pistol, sniper rifle, removable utility belt, removable leg utility belt, grappling hook with climbing rope, Bat-symbol display base, articulated figure stand, detachable cape-posing accessory clip for posing stand.
This One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman limited edition will be exclusively available at MezcoDirect.com beginning on Black Friday (November 28th).
Mezco has revevaled their Living Dead Dolls: Resurrection Series 8- The Lazarus Collection AKA Variant X – however this time there’s a twist as there are two super-limited sets. Each is limited to a final production run of 50 of each doll. These will never be made again. The two sets are:
Living Dead Dolls: Resurrection Series 8- The Lazarus Collection -Variant X – Infurnum Set
- Pumpkin – Manic Madness version: Dressed in a hoodie and puffy vest, part one of the Box Leads To Madness story, mask, machete and real stone rune.
- Alison Crux – Darkest day version: Dressed in her little black dress and crying black tears, part two on the Box Leads To Madness story, a metal key that hangs around her neck and real stone rune.
- Calavera – Bone Collector version: Dressed in a skelly track jacket and with her skully face mask she includes part three of the Box Leads To Madness story and has her creepy basket and real stone rune.
- The Capsule of Chaos – Bronzed Doom version: Ancient artifact and keeper of The Runes Of Despair. Activated with Alison’s key.
Living Dead Dolls: Resurrection Series 8- The Lazarus Collection -Variant X – Caelus Set
- Calavera – Death Dealer version: Dressed in a long dress with her death mask she includes part four of the Box Leads To Madness story and real stone rune.
- Alison Crux – Darkness Unbound version: Dressed in her ruffled black dress with part five on the Box Leads To Madness story, a metal key that hangs around her neck and real stone rune.
- Pumpkin – Redeemed Reaper version: Dressed in a hoodie and puffy vest, the final chapter of the Box Leads To Madness story, mask, machete and real stone rune.
- The Capsule of Chaos – Onyx of Oblivion version: ancient artifact and keeper of The Runes Of Despair. Activated with Alison’s key.
Each set is comprised of 4 tomb-like boxes: 3 containing dolls and 1 containing…an ancient evil of unknown origin. These ultra-limited editions are available exclusively at MezcoToyz.com beginning on Black Friday(11/28).
AwesomeToyBlog sponsor (and one of my personal favorite places to order things from) Entertainment Earth have kicked off the holiday season with an impressive donation of $100,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots for its annual holiday toy drive. Each year Toys for Tots brings holiday cheer to less fortunate children in communities nationwide.
“I’m a fan first, and the toys I got as a kid are what inspired me to become a collector and start this company. I’m thrilled that we are able to share our love of toys by donating to kids in need,” said Jason Labowitz, president and co-founder of Entertainment Earth.
“It’s really because of our clients that we’ve grown and are able to donate these toys. Without our clients, we wouldn’t have the resources to help kids experience the joy of the holiday season,” Labowitz said.
Toys for Tots holds an annual toy drive to collect new unwrapped toys, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to children in need across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To follow Entertainment Earth’s lead and make a donation to Toys for Tots, check ToysforTots.org for opportunities to donate.
Over the weekend, Icon Heroes announced a new addition in their Star Trek product line – business card cases. Made of high quality metal, the case features an embossed design on the lid. There are two designs, the COMMAND case which features the Starfleet Delta shield and the NCC-1701 case which features the Enterprise. Both are expected to be available in the 2nd quarter of 2015 and have a suggested retail price of $30.
The holidays are, once again, knocking at the door and the sales have started. For this weekend, November 14th through 16th, Toys R Us are offering 15% off a regularly priced toy purchase with this coupon. The regular exclusions apply, but if you’ve got your eye on something this is a good chance to save a few dollars.
If online streaming of console gaming is any indicator, it looks like the Call of Duty franchise is still on a roll. Online streaming site Twitch has confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the most streamed console game of 2014 in its launch week worldwide. Last week, over 75,000 unique broadcasters shared gameplay from Sledgehammer Games’ latest release, with Advanced Warfare content being viewed over 26 million times.
“Since the Call of Duty community on Twitch is extremely passionate, we are not surprised that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare set a milestone for most streamed console game of the year based on launch week comparisons,” said Ernest Le, Director, Publisher & Developer Partnerships, Twitch. “Our community spent over an hour a day watching and engaging with people playing the game, illustrating the incredibly strong appeal of live interactive video.”
Additionally, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay was watched by nearly 6 million unique viewers last week, totaling to over 327 million minutes watched. To put that number into some context, that’s over 600 years of viewing.
“The response from the global community to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been incredible, with millions of fans playing the new era of Call of Duty and even more watching the action unfold live on Twitch in its first week in the wild,” said Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games.