Bif Bang Pow’s Pin Mates Line Gets a Little More Marvel-ous

marvel_logoBif Bang Pow! continues to add your favorite Marvel characters to the new Pin Mate miniature wooden figure line in newest batch of figures. Spider-Man/Venom Dual Identity, Spider-Man, Venom, Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Black Cat, Carnage and three takes on fan favorite Deadpool make up this newest wave. Each figure is now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth.

Individually numbered within its series, every figure is numbered on the bottom as well as on the packaging – for added collectibility. Spider-Man/Venom Dual Identity is number 10. Spider-Man is number 11. Venom is number 12. Green Goblin is number 13. Dr. Octopus is number 14. Black Cat is number 15. Carnage is number 27.

The three Deadpool Pin Mates being released are Deadpool Unmasked (release number 16); Deadpool Masked (#17) and Deadpool X-Force is (#18).

Measuring a mere 2-inches tall, each one-of-a-kind Pin Mate figure honors the character’s classic appearance with 360-degree, hand-painted artwork that includes some decal elements.

Check them out in the gallery below and find them at Entertainment Earth.

First Star Wars: Rogue One Shirt Available Exclusive At DisneyParks Starting May the 4th

starwarsFans anxious to get their hands on the first piece of Star Wars: Rogue One merchandise will be thrilled to know that on Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the logo shirt will become available exclusively at select Disney locations in both Anaheim and Orlando. As detailed on the Disneyparks blog, this release is part of the Force for Change program and 25% of the retail sale price will go to UNICEF’s Kid Power program. The logo shirts will be available in the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, DisneyLand and Downtown Disney.

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Funko’s Ready For Some Football This August With Pop!s, Pocket Pop!s and mini-Dorbz and Wacky Wobblers

funko logoFunko’s clearly looking forward to the next NFL season as they’ve shared details of a ton of new Pop!s, Pocket Pop!s, Wacky Wobblers and mini-Dorbz all set to hit stores this August. I’ll not run down the entire list, but many of your favorite players from your favorite teams are represented in this impressive list of upcoming figures. This is one of Funko’s most expansive product lines yet – with 20 Pop!s being released across the League.

Check out the gallery below to see if your favorite figure is in the mix!

Walmart Celebrates Star Wars Day and Captain America: Civil War With Exclusive Releases

walmart_logo_2_Next week brings us both the opening of Captain America: Civil War and the annual celebration of Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Walmart is set with exclusive merchandise to celebrate both the events.

In support of Star Wars Day, Walmart is ready with tons and tons of Star Wars product both in store and online, including the all new wave of exclusive 3 3/4″ Star Wars Black Series figures. This newest wave includes Starkiller Base Han Solo, Captain Phasma and General Leia Organa. These are starting to be available in stores now, so be sure to check your local stores. These will be available for $12.83 each.

To celebrate Captain America: Civil War, Walmart has a ton of Captain America: Civil War products including an exclusive Pop! vinyl from Funko. The Onyx Black Panther Pop! will only be availble at Walmart for $8.78.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Premieres Monday, June 20th on Disney XD

lego logoIntroducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EST) on Disney XD. Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.

During the series’ premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20.

The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (“Arrow”), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.

Not only will the new series air on Disney XD – two new construction sets based on the Freemakers and their adventures will be on shelves this June, making them ideal companions to the show.

“LEGO® Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm and is the first television series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“Penguins of Madagascar”), Torsten Jacobson (“LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales”) and Jill Wilfert (“The LEGOTM Movie”) also serve as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (“Star Wars Rebels”), Jason Cosler (“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!”), Jake Blais and John McCormack.

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New Yorkers – Check Out Hasbro’s Marvel Heroes Bus TODAY

marvel_logoNew Yorkers who are excited for the debut of Captain America: Civil War have an exciting chance to check out Hasbro’s Marvel Heroes Bus and choose between #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan. On the bus you’ll have the chance for some photo ops and the chance to check out the newest Marvel toys and games from Hasbro.

The full bus schedule is listed below. If you check it out be sure to tweet out some pics, I’d love to see them.

· 9am-11am: Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)

· 11:30am-3:30pm: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011)

· 3:30pm-5:30pm: Midtown Comics (200 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

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July Brings Willy Wonka Pop!, Dorbz and Bob’s Burgers Dorbz

funko logoFunko shared details of a number of new Pop! and Dorbz releases slated for release in July.

From the classic movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory come a series of Pop! vinyls which include Grandpa Joe with a Fizzy Lifting Drink bottle, Charlie Bucket with the Golden Ticket, Veruca Salt with the egg of the golden goose, Mike Teevee with a mini-Mike figure and August Gloop enjoying a chocolate bar. A pair of Dorbz from the movie will also be available – Willie Wonka himself and an Oompa Loompa.

Dorbz from the popular Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers are also on the way with Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise getting the Dorbz treatment.

Look for these in stores everywhere this summer.

UDON Announces ALIEN VISIONS Book for ALIEN DAY

aliens logoAs part of ALIEN DAY, UDON has announced an all new book slated for release later this year – ALIEN VISIONS.

The ALIEN VISIONS project is an artistic tribute to the one of the most iconic and enduring science fiction / horror movie franchises of all-time.  Professional artists from the comic book, film, video game, and entertainment industries have come together to show the world their impressions of the Alien movies through a series of all-new images, collected into one prestigious hardcover art book.  Artists involved include Dave Dorman, Phil Noto, Kim Jung Gi, Whilce Portacio, Bengus, Shunya Yamashita, just to name a few!  Learn how the iconic series has impacted these masters as they share with you their intimate thoughts of the Alien franchise.

ALIEN VISIONS will be in stores in late 2016.

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Diamond Select Toys Celebrates ALIEN Day

aliens logoIt’s April 26th, which means it’s officially Alien Day! Chosen for the xenomorph’s source planetoid LV-426, today is a day to celebrate all of the films of the Aliens Quadrilogy, as well as to make some exciting announcements in the Aliens world. Right now, let’s check out some new Aliens products, new Diamond Select Minimates Aliens animation, and a new Aliens photo contest from Diamond Select Toys!

First up, we’ve got a new stop-motion animated short from Alex Kropinak, the animator behind Marvel’s What The…?!, starring the Aliens Minimates! You may remember his original Aliens Minimates animation, but this one is even more amazing! Inspired by the final act of Aliens, the short stars Ripley, Newt, Bishop and the new Deluxe Minimates sets, the Power Loader and the Alien Queen! (Note: If you have not seen Aliens, this short is spoiler-y, and you should go see Aliens! In a theater! Today!)

Next up, we’ve got a contest where you can win a sweet Alien prize pack, including Minimates, banks and other DST Aliens merch. Post your Aliens Minimates photos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MM426, and at the end of Alien Day we’ll pick the best one to be the winner of the pack!

Last, but not least, The second series of Toys”R”Us-exclusive Aliens Minimates recently shipped to stores, with new versions of Ripley, Drake and Apone, but we’re already putting the finishing touches on Series 3! Tying in to the Alien (1979)-centric Series 3 coming to comic shops and specialty stores, this series incudes Kane in his space suit with eggs and a translucent “phantom” Xenomorph from Alien, Lt. Gorman in his dress uniform with an attacking Alien Warrior from Aliens, and a two-pack of red and black Hiveworld Aliens, as seen in the classic Aliens: Genocide comic book mini-series!

If you’re looking for cool Alien and Aliens merch on this Alien Day, find your local comic shop at comicshoplocator.com! Plus check out Hastings stores for an exclusive Alien bank and an exclusive Minimates box set, and check Toys“R”Us for the exclusive variants in Aliens Minimates Series 2! Or shop online at diamondselecttoys.com!

Happy ALIEN Day!

aliens logoHappy April 26th, the day set aside to recognize the ALIEN franchise! A nod to LV-426, the planet from ALIEN, today is a 24 hour celebration of the iconic series. The day will be celebrated with a number of events and special merchandise offerings. Details are below:

  • ALIEN: Ultimate Trivia Challenge

ALIEN DAY (#AlienDay426) kicks off at 12 AM ET on April 26th with a 24-hour Twitter contest in which every 42.6 minutes a new ALIEN trivia question will be presented via the official Alien Anthology Twitter account, @AlienAnthology.

  • Each trivia question (35 over a 24-hour cycle) will have various prize packages from 20th Century Fox’s ALIEN franchise licensing partners including a Diamond Select Toys Reproduction Kenner 1979 Alien Figure (value $449), Sideshow Collectibles’ Alien Internecivus Raptus Statue ($500), ALIENS Power Loader Vehicle Replica from Hollywood Collectibles ($2000), Reebok’s Alien Stomper sneakers ($175); plus NECA Action figures, Zen Studios’ Alien vs Pinball digital pinball 3 pack, Dark Horse Alien franchise comics and much much more.
  • In advance of the trivia contest kickoff, fans must pre-register their Twitter handle at ALIEN Anthology (http://AlienAnthology.com), and to qualify to win corresponding prizes, participants must “Reply” to the initial “question tweet,” correctly answer the question, and include the hashtags #AlienDay426 and #Contest. A winner (or “winners” when multiple prizes are offered) will be selected for each of the questions. Please refer to “Official Rules” for additional detail.

 

  • ALIEN & ALIENS Returns to Theaters

On April 26th the ALIEN franchise returns to theaters in 20 cities, including Austin, New York, Los Angeles and Dallas as participating Alamo Drafthouse locations and partner venues showcase double-features of ALIEN and ALIENS. To accommodate the interest, additional screenings were added and promptly SOLD OUT; limited tickets however are still available for certain screening locations. Further ticket detail here: https://drafthouse.com/event/aliens

  • Additionally, in New York, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) will be on hand for a screening of ALIENS at New York City’s Town Hall. This screening will feature a host of Xenomorph mayhem, including custom video pre-shows and a Mondo ALIEN T-shirt designed exclusively by Jay Shaw available for purchase.
  • In Los Angeles, the Alamo Drafthouse presentation of ALIENS at the Theatre at Ace Hotel will include a Q&A hosted by Matt Gourly featuring cast members Jenette Goldstein (Private Vasquez) and Carrie Henn (Newt).

 

  • Reebok Alien Stomper

One of the most-requested licensed products, the Reebok Alien Stomper worn by Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, as well as the mid tops worn by Lance Henriksen as the Android Bishop, are being released by Reebok in limited edition to mark ALIEN DAY. The iconic movie sneakers will be available beginning April 26th at Reebok.com and select Reebok stores worldwide.

 

Plus Additional Consumer Product releases:

o   NECA Action Figures – The first-ever Private Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figure, as well as the release of a Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley figure, will be available to honor the day.

o   ALIEN DIGITAL PINBALL– Fox Digital Entertainment, in partnership with Zen Studios, will launch a digital pinball 3 pack via iTunes, Google Play, PlayStation Network, XBOX Live and Steam.

o   Funko LLC Figure Set – An ALIENS Queen & Power Loader and Ripley figure set in the tradition of their wildly popular ReAction retro action figure series debuts from Funko.

o   Dark Horse Comics ALIENS Comic Book Series – Dark Horse expounds upon Brian Wood and Tristan Jones’ ongoing ALIENS comic book series with exclusive covers for participating retailers and a deluxe 30th anniversary hardcover version of the original ALIENS series from 1986.

o   Alien: Invasion Novel – Titan Books launches the brand-new novel Alien: Invasion (The Rage War book 2) by Tim Lebbon.

o   Alien: Out of the Shadows Audio Drama – Audible launches this brand new audio drama starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner and Batman Begins) in his first audio role with Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series) and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum) in a terrifying fight for survival and an intense struggle between human and artificial intelligence.

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Funko Introduces Harry Pottery Mystery Minis Coming in July

funko logoFunko is has announced a series of Mystery Minis based on the ever popular wizard Harry Potter. There’s a total of 16 unique figures in the assortment including Harry, Hermione and Ron, Albus Dumbledore, Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall,  Rubeus Hagrid. This set also includes a number of animals from the popular series including
Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, Hagrid’s over-sized boarhound, Fang, and Hedwig, Harry’s owl, among others.

You can look for these to appear in stores this July.

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The Living Dead Dolls Introduce Sam from Trick’R’Treat

Mezco Logo 2Mezco has announced the availability of their Living Dead Doll of Sam from Trick ‘R’ Treat. He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself.

Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday.

Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. He wears his film accurate removable hood mask and his orange footie pajamas.

Sam stands 10 inches tall, features 5 points of articulation, and comes packaged in a collector friendly, specially die-cut window box. He joins the Living Dead Dolls family in October / November and is available for pre-order here.

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Coming Soon From Funko – Flash Gordon Pop! and Ghostbusters Mopeez

funko logoFunko’s announced a new series of Pop!s that look back to a sci-fi classic – Flash Gordon. The four Pop!s in this series include Flash Gordon, Emperor Ming the Merciless, General Klytus and Prince Vultan of the Hawkman. These will be available in May.

Also coming in May is an assortment of Ghostbusters Mopeez. The set includes classic Ghostbusters characters like Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddermore, and Slimer. Look for these in stores this Spring.

Dark Horse To Publish “The Art of Metal Gear Solid V”

Dark Horse LogoDark Horse proudly announces the newest video game art book in its long line of best-selling, award-winning titles with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

Witness the concept and design behind the genre-defining science-fiction military action and drama of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

Chronicling the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Konami Digital Entertainment and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, this beautifully assembled volume is an essential addition to any gamer’s collection. Dark Horse is proud to offer a piece of gaming history with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

In addition to the standard release, The Art of Metal Gear Solid V will also receive a limited edition of four hundred copies packaged in a tactical slipcase featuring an exclusive fine art print by superstar illustrator Ashley Wood!

The Art of Metal Gear Solid V is in stores November 2, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic book store or favorite online retailer:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound

Praise for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain:

“This is one of the most ingenious, lovingly crafted games of all time…Metal Gear Solid V is a masterpiece.”
—Games Radar

“The story and characters are captivating, making for an experience that’s unlike any other game I’ve played.”
—GameSpot

“The Phantom Pain closes the loop on the three decade-long Metal Gear saga and the result, warts and all, turns out to be one of the best entries in the series.”
—Polygon

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New Pre-Orders from Gentle Giant: Deadpool Animated, Batman Jumbo, Super Powers Penguin Jumbo

GentleGiantLtdLogoGentle Giant today sent out details on the three new pre-orders – an animated Deadpool statue, a jumbo Batman from Batman: The Animated Series and a jumbo Super Powers Penguin figure. This should be available in Q1 of 2017.

Deadpool Animated Statue – $64.99

Gentle Giant Ltd. is delighted in announcing the next character from our Marvel animated statues line with Deadpool! This adorable collectible is a playful take on the Merc with a Mouth, and is based off cover and page designs from the Marvel comics. The Animated Deadpool Statue was digitally sculpted, and then 3D printed on state of the art 3D Systems printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!

Batman Animated Series Jumbo Figure – $90

In the fall of 1992, a new animated series debuted from Warner Bros. Animation on weekday afternoons. Batman: The Animated Series would go on to leave a lasting impact on one of DC’s most enduring franchises. Gentle Giant Ltd. celebrates this much loved television show with our Batman: The Animated Series Batman jumbo figure! Based on digital scans of the original 1993 Kenner 5” action figure, this jumbo figure stands 12” tall. Every detail is meticulously re-created from the original figure, capturing perfectly the design aesthetic and tone of the series embodied in Gotham Cities very own Dark Knight! To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged Batman with a retro-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, each jumbo figure comes in a protective re-sealable plastic outer clamshell. Relive a part of Batman history and afternoon nostalgia with Gentle Giant’s Batman: The Animated Series jumbo figures.
In 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce Gotham City’s waddling master of foul play himself, The Penguin! This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Penguin jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Penguin and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled to 1:6 scale, and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas right down to The Penguin’s signature umbrella! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
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