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.
Just like superheroes can team up and be stronger as a team than they are as individuals, companies can do the same thing. Earlier this week, Warner Bros. Consumer products and Pretty Ugly announced that co-branded DC/Uglydoll Superheroes will available starting this fall. The first products from this partnership are 3 plush from Gund – a pair of Ice-Bat as Batman plush and a Babo as Superman. Funko is also set to offer vinyl figures from the DC / Uglydoll collaboration. Stay tuned for this, and other products from this collaboration.
Despicable Me 2, the sequel to 2010′s hit Despicable Me is due to hit theaters on July 3rd. In support of the movie there’s a huge range of products that will be available ranging from jigsaw puzzles, Funko’s Pop! figures all the way to dancing minions. Check the gallery below for images, and after the jump read for full descriptions of some of the products that should be available in stores.
A few months ago, Quantum Mechanix revealed their Star Trek: The Next Generation Comm Badge replica, and I joined the waitlist that day for this item. A few weeks ago the item became available and I wasted no time in placing my order – a few days later the impressive piece was in my hand.
Quantum Mechanix was fortunate to start with an original mold, which they restored, for this piec – resulting in a perfectly sculpted and sized replica. I’ll be honest, it’s smaller than I thought comm badges were – standing just about 2″ from tip to tip. See the photo below with the 3 3/4″ Galoob Geordi La Forge for an idea of scale. This is a heavy piece, being made from bright and shiny gold and silver metal. Fortunately they used a super strong magnet in this replica, which is more than strong enough to hold the badge on. Also, since it’s not a pin, using the comm badge won’t require you to poke holes through your clothes, or even worse, your replica ST:TNG uniform.
My only gripe with this piece is that Quantum Mechanix made the decision to make it shiny – really shiny. Show every fingerprint shiny. Screen accurate comm badges were painted resin and have a matte finish. That’s it – that’s my only complaint, otherwise the Star Trek: The Next Generation knocks it out of the park. I did forget one thing in this review – it was just $20. For $20 I have a near perfect replica of a Star Trek: The Next Generation comm badge. How crazy is that?
In fact, Quantum Mechanix, if you wanted to ‘double dip’ and release a matte finish version of the comm badge – I’ll be the first in line. For now, I’ll settle for shiny.
MattyCollector promised there’d be more reveals for this year’s SDCC, and they meant it! Earlier this week they revealed this year’s Monster High SDCC exclusive as Wydowna Spider in her costume as the Power Ghoul Webarella. This doll will be available at the MattyCollector booth at SDCC with the voucher pre-sale kick off starting June 4th. Enjoy!
The release of the Kirk and Spock Star Trek Select figures from Diamond Select Toys is just around the corner, and the folks at Diamond Select couldn’t wait to bust them out and have a bit of a photoshoot. Check out their images below and make sure you have these figures on order from your favorite comic or specialty shop (such as Entertainment Earth – Kirk and Spock).
Earlier today, Lego sent out an announcement of a new promotion they’re offering. With a $50 purchase at the Lego store in-store or online, you get a free ‘ Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone’ set. This promotion will run through the end of the month or until supplies run out. You can shop online at shop.lego.com.
The first wave of the new 3 3/4″ scale Doctor Who figures have now been fully revealed and are due to be released in the states this July via Underground Toys. Inspired by episodes in Series 7, you can collect all six figure. The figures in this first wave are the Doctor (11th), Clara, a Weeping Angel, a Cybermen, an Ice Warrior, and a Dalek. Each of these figures, except for the Dalek, includes a Doctor Who display base. Check the figures out below and head to Entertainment Earth to pick them as a set of 6.
The latest addition to the DC ArtFX line-up is the first “new 52″ character, Deathstroke. This 1/6th scale statue, sculpted by Junosuke Abe, is posed in a dynamic position in his ‘new 52″ armor and bodysuit. Deathstroke’s faceplate is attached via magnet, letting you display him fully armored or unmasked. This statue will be available in Novemeber and has an SRP of $119.99. Check out pictures in the gallery below, and read the complete press release after the jump.