Funko Announces Firefly, Supernatural Pop! Vinyls

POP LOGOFunko’s Pop! Television line is getting a little bit bigger as today Funko announced that an additional Supernatural Pop! and a full series of Firefly Pop!s are on the way. Available in December, the Firefly Pop!s include Captain Reynolds, Zoe Washburne, Hoban Washburne, Jayne Cobb and Kaylee Frye.

The Supernatural line is getting a little bigger with the addition of Crowley. He’s also available in December. Check these out in the gallery below and find them at your favorite spots to pick up Pop!s.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce for Nintendo 3DS Game Available Today

PRMegaforce_LogoCMYK_Saban-page-0Leading video game developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today launched Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce® for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system at retailers across the Americas. Tap into the extraordinary new powers of the Power Rangers Super Megaforce in this latest video game iteration of the iconic Power Rangers franchise. This side-scrolling martial arts fighting game places fans right in the middle of the action as the ruthless Prince Vekar arrives with his massive alien Armada to conquer Earth. Only the Power Rangers Super Megaforce stand a chance to save the planet from this menacing threat!

Players will be able to morph into the Super Megaforce Rangers and scan their Ranger Key toys to unlock power-ups and an all-star lineup of Legendary Rangers from the past 20 years. Fans can play as any Red Power Ranger from past seasons as well as the entire crew of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Players can also gain access to their incredible skills and weaponry and defeat enemies with intense, hard-hitting martial arts action.

Not only will players be able to channel legendary Rangers from the past, they will also be faced with evil monsters and bosses from multiple seasons of the show as well! Take down the onslaught of foes on several landscapes ranging from forests, mountains, cityscapes and more. The action will also expand to super mega proportions with epic, super-sized Zord battles boasting over-the-top attacks and dramatic explosions in true Power Rangers fashion.

Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is now available at retailers in the Americas for the Nintendo 3DS at a MSRP of $29.99. Power Rangers Super Megaforce Ranger Key toys are also available and can be purchased at major retailers. For information on the Ranger Key toys, please visit http://www.bandai.com/powerrangers/supermegaforce/. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. or its other products, please visitwww.bandainamcogames.com or join the conversation on our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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Diamond Select Toys’ November Previews Offerings

dst-logo1Get a glimpse into the future, as Diamond Select Toys have sent us details of all the new items listed in the November issue of Previews. If something catches your eye, head to you local comic/specialty shop and ask them to order it for you…or keep your eyes on pre-orders popping up at your favorite online shops.

Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Bluntman and Chronic Mug – Item #NOV142186, SRP: $14.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Getting ready for a long night of fighting crime in Leonardo, New Jersey? Fuel up on java before leaving home, using this decorative ceramic mug featuring Leonardo’s ever-vigilant duo in the animated style of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon movie! The mug bears the face of Bluntman on one side and the face of Chronic on the other, so you can choose whose head to drink out of. Plus, their names are on the handle! Comes packaged in a full-color box.

Marvel Avengers Logo Silicone Tray – Item #NOV142180, SRP: $14.99
A Diamond Select Release! Avengers assemble… for refreshments! With this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray, you can cast up ice, gelatin and chocolate in the shape of the famous Avengers logo. Your delicious concoctions may not be able to save snack time from the forces of evil, but they’ll sure as heck avenge it! Packaged in a full-color window box.

Batman Classic TV Series The Joker Vinyl Bust Bank – Item #NOV142177, SRP: $22.99
A Diamond Select Release! The clown prince of crime is now his own worst enemy! With its ability to store your pocket change, this 8″ vinyl bank of The Joker is the perfect target for The Joker, who loves himself even more than he loves money. Based on the likeness of Cesar Romero as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series, this vinyl bust bank has a coin slot on his back and an access door in his base. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank – Item #NOV142176, SRP: $29.99
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Marvel Deadpool Silicone Tray – Item #NOV142175, SRP: $14.99
A Diamond Select Release! Eat me! That’s what your snack will be screaming at you once you cast up an assortment of chocolate, ice cubes and gelatin (not tacos) in the shape of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! It’s easy to crack wise when you add Deadpool to your diet, and this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray lets you put Deadpool where your mouth is! Deadpool! Packaged in a full-color window box.

Marvel Minimates Series 60 X-Men Vs. Brotherhood Asst. – Item #NOV142181, SRP: $9.99/two-pack
A Diamond Select Release! Some of the X-Men’s most memorable costumes and memorable foes return in this all-new assortment of Marvel Minimates! Exclusively available through Previews, this assortment has the X-Men’s Strike Force team (as seen in Uncanny X-Men #275) take on that era’s Brotherhood of Mutants, a.k.a. Freedom Force! Plus each two pack of 2-inch Minimates includes bonus parts to create an alternate X-Men character! The two-packs include Wolverine (with Forge parts) vs. Blob, Banshee (with Gambit parts) vs. Pyro, Storm (with Psylocke parts) vs. Avalanche, and a short-packed, one-per-case two-pack of Jubilee vs. Destiny! Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!

Pathfinder Goblin Vinyl Figure Bank – Item #NOV142182, SRP: $29.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Most goblin banks are pretty dull affairs, with lots of writing in books. But this goblin bank carries a knife! The Goblins of Golarion can be vicious and nasty, prone to violence and greedy beyond measure. So what better way to keep your money safe than inside one? This Goblin also carries a giant die, to show people how much you love the game Pathfinder, and to remind you to save some money for the next campaign.

Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set – Item #NOV142183, SRP: $19.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got a dead body in your car, you’re covered with blood, you’re hiding out at your friend’s house, and his wife is on the way home. What do you do? You call the Wolf! Re-creating the famous storyline form Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film Pulp Fiction, the “Bonnie Situation”  Minimates Box Set includes Minimates mini-figures of Bloody Jules, Bloody Vince, The Wolf, and Jimmie. Each 2-inch Minimate features various interchangeable parts and accessories, including guns and coffee mugs. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!

Sin City Movie Marv Resin Bust – Item #NOV142178, SRP: $59.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Sin City is no place for the soft or weak. Luckily, Marv is as hard as they come! We made this collectible 6″ bust of Marv out of high-quality resin, so he and his gun Gladys will blend into your bust collection, no matter how tough a crowd it is. Set into a rocky base, he’ll stand guard on your shelf. your desk or even the bar at Kadie’s Club Pecos! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Comes packaged in a full-color box.

Star Trek Select TNG Lt. Worf Action Figure – Item #NOV142174, SRP: $24.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Today is a good day for a new Star Trek Select action figure! The next Star Trek action figure release from DST is the Enterprise’s Chief Security Officer, Lt. Worf. The Klingon officer, who would later transfer to Deep Space Nine, comes with extra arms, weapons and hairstyles, to customize him in a variety of iconic poses, as well as a diorama base that is compatible with the previous Star Trek Select release, Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Silicone Tray – Item #NOV142184, SRP: $14.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Not since the TMNT met Vanilla Ice have they been this cool! This 4″ x 6″ silicone tray allows you to cast up ice cubes, gelatin and even chocolate in the shape of the four turtles, as well as the Ninja Turtles logo! Turn any Pizza Party into a Turtle Takeover! The perfect companion to DST’s TMNT bottle opener and pizza cutter! Comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Universal Monsters Invisible Man Lion’s Head Inn Pint Glass – Item #NOV142185, SRP: $10.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Feeling invisible at your job? Want to get away from the crowds? Why not book a room at the luxurious Lion’s Head Inn, in the scenic village of Iping? Inspired by the 1933 film The Invisible Man, this pint glass bears the Lion’s Head Inn logo, and will serve as a lasting memento of that time you hung out the “Do Not Disturb” sign and tinkered with the forces of nature. Comes packaged in a window box.

Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure – Item #NOV142179, SRP: $24.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s Classic Venom action figure was a hit with collectors, and now DST is going for a repeat! The Carnage action figure has a new, detailed sculpt by Venom sculptor Jean St. Jean, and features 16 points of articulation as well as a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Three interchangeable heads, regular hands, weapon hands and removable tendrils allow you to customize your figure’s appearance however you wish! Comes packaged on a full-color Select blister card with spine artwork for shelf display.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica – Item #OCT088076, SRP: $395.00
A Diamond Select Release! It’s back in time! Our sold-out Flux Capacitor Replica makes its triumphant return with this new run of the screen-accurate Back to the Future Trilogy prop! Measuring in at 16″ tall by 11″ wide, this electronic Flux Capacitor features the same attention to detail and sturdy construction as previous editions, but with an improved, film-accurate lighting design (no strobe light) taken directly from the Back to the Future feature films! DISCLAIMER: Does not make time travel possible.

 

Diamond Select Toy’s Universal Monsters Come To Life in Animated Short Film

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys has whipped up something special to celebrate the Halloween season. Today they debuted an stop-motion animated short film using their Universal Monster figures.

“Trick or Treat” was animated by Alex Kropinak, the animator behind Marvel.com’s “What The…?!” Using a combination of stop-motion photography and computer graphics, Kropinak brought to life the actual action figures, sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, Rudy Garcia and Jean St. Jean. The film’s cast includes the Mummy, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Metaluna Mutant.

Kropinak even included a cameo appearance by Diamond Select’s first-ever  original concept action figure, Van Helsing. Designed by DST President Chuck Terceira and sculptor Jean St. Jean, the famous monster hunter received his own 7-inch scale figure this year, which was released at the same time as the newest Universal Monsters assortment. The film was co-written by Kropinak and DST Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat, who previously collaborated on ToyFare magazine’s Twisted ToyFare Theatre.

The newest series of Universal Monsters (and Van Helsing) are available, or available to order, from your local comic and specialty shops.

Funko’s Hikari Friday – Two Versions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

hikari logo tnEach and every Friday, Funko announces the latest additions to their Hikari premium vinyl line. The new guy on the block this week is the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, available in two versions – a standard colorway and an Entertainment Exclusive pink glitter version. Both will be available in December.

The standard Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure stands approximately 8-inches tall and comes in a window box package and is a limited edition of only 1,500 pieces.

The Entertainment Earth exclusive Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man stands 9-inches tall and features a stunning paint job with a hint of pink on his glossy, candylike frame, as if he is just starting to heat up as the Ghostbusters try to stop him.  Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide, this Ghostbusters Stay Puft Pink Hikari Sofubi Figure comes individually numbered and packaged in a window box for easy display. He is priced at $79.99 and is available here.

If you want to win each of these be sure to check out Funko’s twitter, facebook and instagram and give your luck a go.

 

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Funko Announces new Pop! Games Vinyl Figures – World of Warcraft, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin’s Creed

POP LOGOFunko today announced new entries in their Pop! Games line adding characters from World of Warcraft, LittleBigPlanet and Assassin’s Creed. This second series of World of Warcraft Pop! vinyls includes Sylvanas, Thrall, Murloc and a 6″ jumbo size Deathwing. These will be available in November.

Also coming in November is Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet.

Finally, in December, Arno from Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released. If these are of interest, check your favorite spots for pre-order details.

Entertainment Earth Extends Funko Pop! and ReAction sale

EE LogoEntertainment Earth likes the “buy 3, get the 4th free” sale on Funko’s Pop! vinyl and ReAction figures so much they decided to extend it a week. The sale now continues until October 28th and is valid for any in-stock or pre-order items. You can see all the available items here.

But extending the sale wasn’t enough, they’ve started another sale, this one a “buy 1, get 40% off the second” for KidRobot vinyl figures. This sale also applies to in-stock and pre-order items. You can see all the qualifying items for this sale here.

And, of course, Entertainment Earth is a sponsor of AwesomeToyBlog and we appreciate any purchases you may make through links on our site.

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Rumor Mill – G. I. Joe Relaunch in 2015

GI Joe LogoThere’s a good bit of talk going around about a 2015 relaunch of the G. I. Joe, and Joe fans do have some reason to be hopeful. Based on a personal facebook status from yesterday, a member of the Transformers team has transitioned over to “help re-imagine and re-launch the G. I. Joe brand”.

Concurrently there’s a rumor that that G. I. Joe is going to go the 6″ route, a la Star Wars Black series with a launch at SDCC of a Snake Eyes and Timber set.

I’d expect that we’ll need to wait for Toy Fair for anything official from Hasbro on Joe’s future, but at least there’s folks working on it. What would you want for a re-launched Joe line…leave a comment with your thoughts.

Upcoming RiffTrax Live Events: Anaconda and Santa Claus

fathom tnFathom Events, have announced the next two RiffTrax Live events that will be streaming to cinemas nationwide. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) will back in select cinemas nationwide for both RiffTrax Live: Anaconda  and RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus.”
RiffTrax Live: Anaconda will come to 650+ select cinemas live on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT and 7pm MT / 8pm PT/HI/AK (tape delay) with a second showing on Tues., Nov. 4 at 7:30pm (local time).
K. Gordon Murray’s 1959 Holiday “classic” Santa Claus will be skewed during RiffTrax Live: Santa Clauson Thurs., Dec. 4 LIVE at 8pm ET/ 7:00pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT.
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
For a complete list of “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website. For “RiffTrax Live: Anaconda” theater locations, click here. Theaters and participants are subject to change).
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What’s New This Week from Diamond Select Toys

dst-logo1Every week, Diamond Select Toys releases some brand new coolness to your local comic and specialty shop. This is a big week for Minimates and introduces a new Mechagodzilla bank! Check out all the new products below and if one catches your eye, head to your favorite online or local comic/specialty shop.

Clerks Minimates 20th Anniversary B&W Box Set – (Item #MAY142230, SRP: $19.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! These Minimates aren’t even supposed to be here today! It’s the 20th anniversary of Clerks, the legendary first movie by the godfather of geeks, Kevin Smith, and DST is celebrating with a box set of four Minimates! Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob are each lovingly rendered in black-and-white, standing approximately 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!

Best of Marvel Minimates Series 3 Asst. –  (Item #MAY142222, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

A Diamond Select Release! The best Marvel Minimates DST has ever made are back for a third series! Four more two-packs of Marvel’s most famous heroes get the ultimate Minimate treatment, including Marvel Now Captain America with Spider-Sense Spider-Man, Transforming Grey Hulk with Mark 29 Armor Iron Man, Classic Hawkeye with Lab Attack Ant-Man and Luke Cage Power Man with Dragon Attack Iron Fist! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank – (Item #MAY142233, SRP: $22.99)
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl bust bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 8 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Can’t get enough of the acclaimed third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare? Stage your own battles using the brand-new assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Each two-pack includes a  5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation. Free Garden Warfare bonus content download code in every package!

  • Scientist Zombie & Gatling Pea 2-Pack (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $19.99)
  • Foot Soldier Zombie (with bonus Commando head) & Camo Cactus 2-Pack (Item #MAR141941,  SRP: $19.99)
  • Engineer Zombie & Chomper 2-Pack (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $19.99)
  • All-Star Zombie & Shadow Flower 2-Pack (Item #MAR141943, SRP: $19.99)

Funko Announces Harley Quinn and Deadpool Wacky Wobblers, DC Universe Mystery Minis

funko logoOur fantastic friends at Funko announced a pair of new Wacky Wobblers and a DC comic series of Mystery Minis today. The new Wacky Wobblers despite coming from two comic universes are sporting similar red and black color schemes. The newest Wacky Wobblers are Deadpool, who is set for a November release and Harley Quinn, targeting January.

Also lined up for January is the assortment of DC Comics Wacky Wobblers. Including variants, there’s a total of 17 different characters planned. Each display box of 12 figures will include Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Harley Quinn and Deadshot. The 10 and 11 spots are equally shared by Lex Luthor, TV-deco Batman, Martian Manhunter and Black Manta. The 12th spot is split between Metallic Harley Quinn, White Lantern, Reverse Flash and White Lantern Batman.  Harley & the White Lantern are twice as common as Reverse Flash or White Lantern Batman. Check out all the figures below, and keep your eyes out for preorders!

What I Opened Today: Star Wars 6″ Black Series Luke Skywalker

starwarsFinally, I’ve gotten around to opening my last wave 5 Star Wars Black Series 6″ figure. I’ve seen Luke a ton of times at Walgreens, but managed to hold off until Entertainment Earth sent my case. Let’s take a look at the Black Series’ 3rd Luke – dressed in his Jedi best.

Package Bio: Luke goes to the second Death Star to confront his father, Darth Vader. Despite giving into his anger, Luke refuses to destroy his father and rejects Emperor Palpatine’s attempts to turn Luke to the Dark Side.

I’ll never turn to the dark side.”

Thoughts: This is the 3rd version of Luke Skywalker in the 6″ Black series line following the first wave’s X-Wing pilot Luke and the third wave’s Bespin Luke. This time around, Luke is sporting his black Jedi attire from ‘Return of the Jedi’. With the use of an interchangeable piece, you have the choice of displaying Luke with the front of his jacket closed or open displaying the white inside of the flap. This was a nice touch by the design team.

Luke’s body features articulated ankles, knees, thighs, hips, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists and neck. He can easily hold his lightsaber in both hands. While his body is at the standard set by previous Black series figures, there’s something off with his head. Comparing the figure to stills from Jedi, two things jump out at me…the first is that the blue part of Luke’s eyes seem too large. The second thing that jumps out is that I’m not sure his hair is right. Now through the course of the movie Luke’s hair does change a bit…on Tattooine the part is on his right side, on the Death Star the part is on his left side, but the figure really doesn’t have a well defined part and his hair is just sort of shaggy.  I wouldn’t have wanted wind swept sail barge hair, but maybe something more like this.

Luke comes with his lightsaber, where the blade can be removed from the hilt. Luke’s belt includes a place to hang the hilt, however it’s placed a little too far center and it doesn’t lay well. Both the hilt and blade are made of softer plastic, meaning you can expect bent lightsabers in your future.

Summary: I was a little rough on Luke in this review…he really is a fine addition to the line, but he’s the third Luke we have and the Bespin Luke set the bar high. I think Jedi Luke would have been just as good with a tweak to the head (sculpt, or maybe even just paint) and maybe with a cloak included. If you want to add Jedi Luke (and the rest of wave 5) to your collection, you can pick up the case from  Entertainment Earth or be on the hunt.

 

Entertainment Earth “Buy 3, Get 4th Free” Sale Underway for Funko Pop! and ReAction Figures

EE LogoI’d be remiss if I didn’t call attention to Entertainment Earth’s current sale, running through next Tuesday. For every 3 Funko Pop! Vinyl or ReAction figure you order, you get the 4th free. This is valid for both in-stock and pre-order merchandise, meaning it’s a great time to order all the cool Pop!s that have been announced recently. Check out the sale by clicking the graphic below, or clicking here. EE is a sponsor of AwesomeToyBlog, and any purchases made through links on the site help keep the lights on and are appreciated!

 

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