Last week Lego sent out teasers to many media outlets promoting their new animated miniseries ‘The Yoda Chronicles’ (premiering May 29 on Cartoon Network) – mine is in the queue to be photographed for AwesomeToyBlog. The box promised there’d be a big secret revealed, but I don’t think anyone expected the secret to be this big. Today in Times Square Lego unveiled a full sized X-Wing Fighter constructed out of Lego bricks. This 46,000 lb model is built from 5.3 million Lego bricks. This build took 32 people 17,336 hours to build. I’ll let those numbers sink in for a minute.
The full sized Lego X-Wing Fighter is on display in Times Square for three days and will then head to the west coast where it’ll be on display at Legoland for the remainder of the year. And be sure to watch The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network premiering May 29th. You can see Lego’s gallery of the unveiling here on Facebook.
Entertainment Earth, who supposedly will have nearly two dozen SDCC exclusives this year, revealed the next two exclusives today. The first of these is the Battlestar Galactica 35th anniversary retro tin tote with Boxey, Muffit and Tucana 8-inch figures. The tin tote features retro images from the Battlestar Galactica pilot ‘Saga of a Star World’. This set is priced at $59.99 and is available for pre-order now. I have to admit, I love the Muffit figure just a little bit too much.
The other exclusive revealed today is the Abby Monitor Mate bobble head. Perfect for any NCIS fan, thie Abby Scuito bobble head sits perched on your monitor, watching you work. This Monitor Mate is priced at $11.99 and is also available for pre-order.
DeNA announced today it is collaborating with Hasbro on two new free-to-play mobile games tied to the company’s popular intellectual properties G.I. JOE and the Wizards of the Coast LLC. brand Dungeons & Dragons. The two new games are titled G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND and Arena of War and they will be available later this year for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. You can pre-register for both games and get exclusive content, to pre-register for G.I. Joe: Battleground go here and for Arena of War, here. The complete press release is after the jump, after this awesome teaser art.
With the release of the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, Bluefin distribution sent out more details and images for the December release of the S. H. Figuarts Daft Punk figures. Each figure is approximatel 15cm, features metallic details on their helmets and include 7 pairs of hands for dynamic posing. These figures will be approximately $45 each, and are starting to show up for preorder now. In fact, Entertainment Earth has both Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bengalter listed for preorder now.
I’ve got a pair of new images of upcoming Classic Who releases to share with you this evening – one of which just makes me so happy. Up first is a new image of the upcoming 2nd ‘Pyramids of Mars’ set featuring the papercraft Osirian rocket, Sutekh (in Helmet with light-up eyes), Dr. Marcus Scarman, two canopic jars, the sarcophagus with lenticular insert and the coordinate selector. This set is beyond awesome, and I cannot wait to buy it. Thanks Underground Toys!
Also new this evening are pictures of the second series of talking Daleks – which includes the Special Weapons Dalek, a figure released in the UK but never in the states. Enjoy!
Funko sent out a new batch of images this afternoon of the upcoming 5th series of Disney Pop! vinyl figures. This series is due out June 27th, and will be available at your favorite online and in-person shop. The line up includes: Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Baloo (Jungle Book), Carl (Up!), Dumbo, Genie (Aladdin), Jafar (Aladdin), Jasmine (Aladdin), King Louie (Jungle Book), Mary Poppins, Merida, Rocketeer and Russel (Up!). The gallery below has images of all these exciting new releases. Enjoy!
Mimoco announced their latest limited edition Mimobot – everyone’s favorite helmsmen – Sulu. Limited to 1000 hand-numbered pieces, Sulu joins Kirk, Spock, Picard and Data. He is available in capacities up to 128GB and supports USB 3.0. As with other Mimobots, Sulu includes Mimory, Mimodesk and MimoByte – a suite of wallpapers, icons and sound bytes – all Star Trek and Sulu themed. The Sulu Mimobot is available now at www.mimoco.com. Read the complete announcement after the jump.
This afternoon I was sent a tip on a new Marvel Universe guitar from Peavey as an SDCC exclusive. Last year Action Figure Xpress offered an exclusive Peavey Spider-Man guitar. While I don’t know who will be offering this black Spidey guitar – I do know it looks sharp! Check it out below and stay tuned for additional details!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today is releasing Batgirl as a downloadable content (DLC) character for the DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Batgirl is available now on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 400 MS Microsoft Points and will be available in the next day for PlayStation®Network at a price of $4.99.
Also available today is the Red Sun skin pack featuring skins from Superman’s popular Soviet alternate reality, as well as the Killing Joke skin pack from the Batman: The Killing Joke DC Comics series. Each pack is available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points and the PlayStation®Network for $2.99.
Funko’s revealed the release date for their upcoming Walking Dead: Mystery Minis. The 16 figures break out into 4 figures of the brothers, 8 zombies and 4 zombie variants. All these figures are set hit shelves late June. See the below gallery for all the figures and the rarity chart – letting you know how lucky you’re going to have to be to get a complete set!
StarWars.com has posted an announcement of a new Star Wars animated series Star Wars: Rebels. This new series will take place between the trilogies, with it’s events sandwiched between Episodes III and IV. The creative team behind this series includes screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg , Dave Filoni (former Supervisor director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Greg Weisman. Attendees of Star Wars: Celebration Europe will get a exclusive first look at the series. Everyone else can keep an eye on the new facebook page and watch this video with Dave Filoni dropping some hints of what will come.
Diamond Select Toys have shared new images of the ‘Hulk Through the Ages’ minimates 4-pack. This set collects 4 ‘alternate’ Hulks: Joe Fixit, The Maestro, Barbarian Hulk and Composite Hulk. The Maestro includes an interchangeable cape and helmet and Joe Fixit has a interchangeable shirt and hair. You can pre-order these figures at your favorite comic, specialty or online shop.
The Bridge Direct has announced their 2013 SDCC exclusivie as Azog from the prologue scene in ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. The official description is below and an image of the figure will be released in June. Last year The Bridge Direct shared booth space with Gentle Giant.
San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive Hobbit Collector Figure Azog
Our 7″ tall Orc Commander Azog comes in a numbered, limited edition of 2,600 pieces. Azog is depicted as he appears in the prologue scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the battle between the dwarves and an army of orcs to reclaim Moria, Azog holds the severed head of the dwarf King Thror up in victory. The figure comes with interchangeable hands – the right hand that holds Thror’s head can be replaced with a hand capable of holding either his dagger or mace, and the left hand can be switched with the prosthetic spikes that replaced the hand he lost to Thorin’s sword.
With just 2 months until the big show, DC Comics, via USA Today, has revealed 4 exclusives for this year’s show. These four exclusives are:
Aardman Superman – Standing more than 6 inches tall, the Aardman Superman is priced at $24.95 and comes packaged with a cookie, which would explain the tummy bulge under that trademark “S.”
Super Best Friends Forever 3-pack – A 3-pack ($49.95) designed by Lauren Faust of the three popular superheroines, Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl.
Arkham City – Hugo Strange - Video-game fans will want to seek out a Hugo Strange action figure ($29.95), based on the scientist baddie from Batman Arkham City.
“Superheroes of Green Lantern” four-pack ($49.95) – The latest additions to the 3 3/4″ Green Lantern line includes Sinestro in his Green Lantern colors, Sinestro Corps powerhouse Arkillo, the evil Black Hand and Dex-Starr.