Lego’s released a new video on youtube celebrating the world of racing and featuring their new LEGO Technic Getaway Racer. I can’t think of the last time I’ve seen a car given this much personality in a one minute video. Check it out below.
The most powerful undead being from Adventure Time is getting the Kidrobot treatment! The Lich’s sinister style has been captured in vinyl form. Standing 8 inches tall, The Lich Medium Figure comes in the main line colorway and a Kidrobot.com exclusive Glow In the Dark colorway. Both are perfect additions to any Adventure Time or Kidrobot collection! The Glow in the Dark version is only available at Kidrobot.com and is limited to 150 pieces world-wide.
Funko today announced a slew of classic X-Men Pop!s, Dorbz and Mystery Minis. The Pop!s on the way include Cable, Archangel, Quicksilver, Psylocke, Sabretooth and Storm (with her epic mohawk). A Pocket Pop! of the Master of Magnetism, Magneto is also on the way. These are coming your way this November.
On the Dorbz front Cable, Cyclops (his Dad), Emma Frost (including a Diamond variant), Dark Phoenix, Storm, Psylocke and Sabretooth are on the way. These will be in stores this November.
A series of Mystery Minis is also on the way and includes Professor X, Magneto, Cyclops, Wolverines and many of your other favorite X-Men in one of your favorite blind-boxed formats. This series of Mystery Minis will also be available in November.
Finally a Dorbz Ridez of the Beast with the Blackbird is a Walmart exclusive and is due in December.
Check all this mutant mayhem out below!
Each Wednesday, Diamon Select Toys releases a new batch of toys and collectibles and this past Wednesday was no exception (yea…this post is late). This week they released a double dose of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! One of Marvel’s biggest characters, Deadpool is now the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama, as well as the first in a new line of original Marvel model kits from DST! Plus, the next Vinimates vinyl figure is here! Read on for more details, then find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!
Marvel Deadpool Deluxe Glue Model Kit
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to make your own Merc, with the first official do-it-yourself model kit of Deadpool! Standing approximately 8 inches tall, this detailed sculpture of Deadpool depicts him standing on a battlefield littered with unexploded bombs, and includes an alternate head so you can display him masked or unmasked. The plastic parts come unpainted — you paint and assemble them yourself with glue, so you decide how the final piece will look! Comes packaged in a full-color box; paint and glue not included. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #JUN162393, $34.99)
Marvel Gallery Deadpool PVC Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc With a Mouth is now a Merc of Art! Joining the Marvel Gallery line of figures, Deadpool leaps from an explosion, wielding twin katanas, to become the latest dynamic display piece to spring out of the Gallery series! Cast in PVC plastic with high-quality paint applications, Deadpool joins Lady Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Ant-Man in the 9-inch scale figure line, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN162394, SRP: $45.00)
Lost in Space B9 Robot Vinimates Vinyl Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! Danger, Will Robinson! The Vinimates line is expanding at an alarming rate! Based on the classic TV series Lost in Space, this 4-inch Vinimates Vinyl Figure depicts the robot B9 in the style of a Minimates block figure, but in alarmed, arms-raised pose, as if warning your other Vinimates of imminent doom. Figure is cast in PVC plastic, with detailed paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162377, SRP: $9.99)
Kidrobot is ready to roll into your life with their brand new skateboard deck. This wooden deck features the classic Dunny outline etched into the deck and is individually numbered with a total edition size of 150 pieces world-wide. This is the second skateboard made by Kidrobot and is exclusive to Kidrobot.com. This unique skate deck works both as an actual board and also can serve as an art piece. You can find it here.
To celebrate Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, Icon Heroes has announced a GameStop exclusive Wonder Woman”Defender” Statue Paperweight. Based on the artwork of Wonder Woman Volume 3, Issue 1, this statue is hand painted and individually numbered. Each statue paperweight also includes a Certificate of Authenticity. This statue is available exclusively through GameStop with an SRTP of $49.99. You can order online or check instore availability here. Check out this new statue below.
Funko today shared details on Conan The Barbarian and Red Sonja Pop!s which are slated for release in November. There will be three Conans – a standard release, a Previews exclusive bloody varaint and a Previews exclusive war paint variant.
There will be two Red Sonjas – a standard release and a Previews exclusive bloody variant.
Check these out below.
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, has announced an impressive collection of upcoming new figures from Tamashii Nations for pre-order.
Set for release beginning in March 2017, the latest offerings from the world renowned collectibles manufacture includes new Tamashii Buddies releases for the Red and Pink Rangers and alsoLord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well as the highly anticipated debut of the S.H.Figuarts Joker from Suicide Squad.
Tamashii Nation’s popular Meisho Manga Realization line reimagines hit comic and film characters as samurai from Japan’s feudal era and expands with the addition of a stunning Samurai Iron Man Mark 3. The samurai action continues with the Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper from Star Wars (set for April 2017 release).
Mecha fans and collectors will be impressed by the Hi-METAL R Dougram, which represents a pinnacle for Dougram toys and celebrates the classic 80s anime series. This release is complemented by the FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam which bristles with an array of weapons and was one of the first powered-up variations from the early days of the Mobile Suit Gundam universe.
Finally, Tamashii Nations also expands its D.D.Panoramation series with the impressive Sagittarius Aiolos from Saint Seiya. This new series of 4 inch tall mini-figures features custom backdrops and delivers a total re-definition of action figure style.
All of these products will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide in 2017 and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Preorders are available now
New Tamashii Nations Q1 2017 Releases:
Red Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Height: Approx. 3.5 inches · MSRP: $13.99 · Available March 2017
With the TAMASHII BUDDIES brand, TAMASHII NATIONS’s extensive character modeling know-how is concentrated into 3.5 inch tall figures with dynamic interchangeable backgrounds and stackable frames. Joining the line-up is a nostalgic blast from the past with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! Be sure to grab one of everybody’s favorite leader, the Red Ranger.
Pink Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Height: Approx. 3.5 inches · MSRP: $13.99 · Available March 2017
The Pink Ranger looks cute in this chibi-size rendition and is perfect for displaying on a desk at work or home.
Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Height: Approx. 3.5 inches · MSRP: $13.99 · Available March 2017
A colorful rendition of one everyone’s favorite villains, Lord Zedd who was unique to the American version of the show.
The Joker from Suicide Squad
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $59.99 · Available March 2017
S.H.Figuarts presents the ultimate action figure portrayal of the Joker from the film Suicide Squad. Fully articulated and detailed down to the seams and wrinkles in his clothes, it’s perfect for capturing all sorts of scenes from the hit film. The figure is colored using digital coloring technology so detailed that it’s even able to capture the distinctive color of his pupils. The 6 inch tall figure comes with two heads with different expressions, two types each of left and right hands, and the Joker’s trademark pink pistols.
Samurai Iron Man Mark 3 from Iron Man
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $91.99 · Available March 2017
The popular Meisho Manga Realization series re-envisions hit characters as samurai from Japan’s feudal era. The latest release is Iron Man Mark 3, as envisioned by the talented Takayuki Takeya. Iron Man’s high-tech armor is rendered in the style of the samurai, with details down to the ornate scroll-work on the breastplate and rivets on the plating. Clockwork, steam-punk style jetpack and flintlock rifle-esque cannons enhance the fantastic appearance of the design. The 6 inch figure comes with two types of optional hands (left and right sides), a katana, and a jetpack.
Hi-Metal R Dougram from Fang of the Sun Dougram
Height: Approx. 6.2 inches · MSRP: $134.99 · Available March 2017
The classic Eighties “real robot” as it has never been seen before! The Hi-METAL R Dougram represents a pinnacle for Dougram collectibles, with an opening cockpit, removable weapons, and incredible posability. It can even do kneeling poses! The 6.2 inch figure is made out of ABS, PVC, and die-cast metal. The set includes the robot, three types of left and two types of right option hands, the “Turbozack” backpack with linear gun, a missile pod, two pilot figures, and two antenna.
FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam
Height: Approx. 6.2 inches · MSRP: $59.99 · Available March 2017
This classic re-envisioning of the Gundam design dates back to the “Mobile Suit Variation” model series of the 1980s. Clad in olive drab armor and bristling with weapons, it is one of the first powered-up variations from the early days of the Gundam universe. In addition to incredible posability and a large number of missile and cannon effect parts for dramatic scenes, the armor can be removed to reveal a realistically colored RX-72-2 Gundam beneath. This is the ultimate portrayal of a fan favorite!
The ABS and PVC figure includes a set of Full Armor, four types of optional hands (L/R), two shoulder missile pods, two effects for the missies, two knee missies, two effect parts for the knee missiles, an effect part for the twin beam cannon, an effect for the 360mm launcher, head-mounted vulcan effect parts, a Gundam shield, a Hyper Bazooka, a Beam Rifle with detachable effect part, a long saber grip, two saber effect parts, a curved-blade saber effect, a hand storage rack, and various attachment joints.
Sagittarius Aiolos from Saint Seiya
Height: Approx. 4 inches · MSRP: $59.99 · Available March 2017
The fifth gold saint joins the D.D.Panoramation series! This new series of 4 inch tall mini-figures and custom backdrops is like art in the palm of your hand and a total re-definition of action figure style! Recreate key scenes, or make custom ones. Collectors can even connect them together to make a bigger display!
The Sagittarius Aiolos figures comes in a set with two optional facial expressions, a hairstyle without the mask, two types of optional hands (L/R), a Seiya head, Seiya optional expression, Seiya’s hair (non-mask), bow and arrow set, two baby Athenas, the Palace of the Centaur gate, the Wall of Will, large and small bases, a staircase, and one set of “structure parts.
Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper from Star Wars
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $89.99 · Available April 2017
Collectors and Star Wars fans will want to make room on the shelf because the next member of the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line is here. In this case, yumi means “archer” and this Stormtrooper lives up to his name with an impressive Japanese-style long bow just that is as big as he is tall! The helmet design has also been revised to mimic the traditional feudal archer headwear. Set includes interchangeable hands (x6), bow and arrow set, katana set, and quiver.
Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.
From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and- greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.
“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”
For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com.
As they do on Fridays, Funko revealed a new Hikari premium vinyl figure today. Today’s reveal is a glittery take on Gothman’s clown – the Joker. Limited to 750 pieces, Shimmer Joker will be available in stores everywhere. Check him out below.
Diamond Select Toys is rolling out Series 2.5 of its Marvel Animated Minimates collection, the latest assortment of an exclusive mini-figure line now available only at Walgreens stores. That means it’s time to officially announce the next assortment in the line! This upcoming wave of figures from Diamond Select Toys features all-new two-packs from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Manand Avengers Assemble, including Super Heroes, Super Villains and the first-ever Minimate of Marvel’s breakout star, Squirrel Girl!
Series 3 will hit in Fall of 2016, and will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:
- From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, the alternate-universe Spider-Man Noir pairs up with Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man! Spider-Man Noir has a removable hat and coat, and Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man includes an alternate head with a new facial expression. This is the first Marvel Minimate ever made of Spider-Man Noir.
- Also from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, a more grown-up Jet Pack Spider-Man teams up with one of New York City’s greatest Super Heroes, Squirrel Girl! Jet-Pack Spider-Man comes with a removable jet pack, flame stand, alternate head and thumbs-up hand, while Squirrel Girl comes with three squirrels and two burritos! This is the first Marvel MInimate ever made of Squirrel Girl.
- From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, an updated Season 3-accurate Captain America will face off with Squadron Supreme member Hyperion. Captain America will include his shield, an alternate hair piece and an interchangeable shield hand, and Hyperion will include a flight base. This is the first Marvel Minimate ever made of Hyperion.
- Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Falcon teams up with Ant-Man. Both characters’ helmets are removable, and Falcon features removable wings, while Ant-Man comes with an interchangeable hair piece.
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot to support dynamic poses.
Look for Series 3 to arrive in all Walgreens stores in Fall 2016. Series 2.5 is shipping to stores now, with SHIELD Armor Spider-Man and Man-Thing, Spyder-Knight with Power Man, Thor with Nighthawk, and Iron Man with Power Princess! Find your nearest store at Walgreens.com!
Funko today announced the addition of Monster High to the staple of properties that have gotten the Pop! and Rock Candy treatment. Both formats of vinyl figures are due out this December.
On the Pop! front, Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Cleo de Nile, Lagoona Blue and a Walmart exclusive Skelita Calaveras are on the way.
The Rock Candy figures include Frankie Stein, Draculaura and Clawdeen Wolf.
Find these in stores everywhere this winter.
Hasbro has shared with us their Collector’s Checklist covering all the first waves of product in support of Rogue One. This list is available also as a PDF to download. Check it out and see if there’s anything you missed!
Of note, the Rogue One 3 3/4″ Black series figures are confirmed in the list (Jyn, Death Trooper, Cassian Andor and a Scarif Stormtrooper are on the way to Walmarts) as is the Walgreens 6″ Star Wars: A New Hope C-3PO.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is pleased to share the new trailer for the animated series Skylanders Academy, which will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Friday, October 28th. A Netflix original series for kids,Skylanders Academy is the first production created by Activision Blizzard Studios.
Based on Activision Blizzard’s pioneering Skylanders® video game franchise, Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. Skylanders Academy promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with epic action for kids of all ages.
Led by showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama), the series features the voices of Justin Long (Dodge Ball) as Spyro; Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) as Stealth Elf; Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as Eruptor; and Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Diamond Minecart, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Diamantopoulos and Harland Williams, among others.
Activision Blizzard Studios Co-Presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk are joined by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and Sander Schwartz, the Emmy award-winning producer of animated hits including The Batman and The Aquabats! Super Show!, as the show’s executive producers. Skylanders Academy is animated by the internationally acclaimed TeamTO studio in France.
Join Netflix audiences worldwide as they learn the “Skylanders Way” on October 28. Season 2 of Skylanders Academy will premiere on Netflix in late 2017.
The newest Skylanders game, Skylanders Imaginators, empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylanders. It will be on store shelves worldwide on October 16, 2016.