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Toy Fair 2018 – NECA

NECA’s big news for the show was their acquisition of the Chia Pets and Clapper brands and both brands had a presence in the NECA showroom. Of course, there was a ton of new collector’s brand figures and items on display. 

The largest and most surprising item they were offering is a ‘street scene’ environment which was covered in their Turtle figures, but they were sure to specify it would be great for many different lines of figures.

Also on display were new Aliens, Predators, Gremlins and horror figures. If you love what NECA’s been doing, look for another banner year and see all their products below.

Bluefin Teases Toy Fair 2018 With Bandai Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Model Kits and Iconic Guncam White Base

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, heads to New York City this month and announces its participation at Toy Fair 2018 with a variety of new and notable products from the Bandai Shokugan brand.

This year, Bluefin celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the launch of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the Shokugan Mini-Pla Titanus kit, to augment Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits, which are available now from leading retailers. Both releases are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. By combining all 5 Zords from the Megazord kits with the Dragonzord kit, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord! Both kits can also be combined with the Titanus unit to form the Ultrazord – the ultimate Power Rangers robot.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, these compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bluefin also completes its Shokugan Super Mini Pla display with another legendary Japanese robot, King of Braves Gaogaigar Super Mini-Pla Kit.

Finally, a stunning new product from the Gundam Converge series – the White Base – the iconic mobile suit space carrier depicted in the popular long-running anime sci-fi series.  This is a hard-to-obtain Premium Bandai version. Only limited quantities are available.

 

Bluefin will be located at Booth #5331.

Toy Fair 2018 takes place Feb. 17-20 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan, NY and is a leading annual industry event produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), a non-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in manufacturing and distributing toys and youth entertainment products to consumers. TIA’s more than 900 members account for approximately 90 percent of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $22 billion. Show details are available at: http://www.toyfairny.com.

 

BANDAI SHOKUGAN TOY FAIR PRODUCTS

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Power Rangers Titanus ·  MSRP: $150.00 · Available May 2018

The 3rd and latest release of the Super Mini-Pla series features the mighty Titanus. Fans can combine the new kit with the Megazord and Dragonzord to form the Ultrazord – the ultimate Power Rangers robot. Titanus can be posed in both Carrier Mode and Attack Mode and moves under battery power. A must-have for any ardent Power Rangers fan.

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla King of Braves Gaogaigar · MSRP: $43.00 · Available March 2018

Back by popular demand is the King of Braves Gaogaigar. A must-have item for any sci-fi model builder and/or fan of the Super Mini Pla series. Gaogaigar is able to be constructed from 4 component smaller robots – Gaigar (Galleon), Stealth Gao, Liner Gao and Drill Gao. Enjoy this kit that features high detail construction. 

Shokugan FW Gundam Converge White Base · MSRP: $300.00 · Available May 2018

From the Premium Bandai brand comes this stunning new product from the Gundam Converge series – the White Base – the mobile suit carrier deployed by the Earth Federation from the Gundam Universal Century timeline. Featuring an impressive size, this Premium Bandai version comes with 3 converge size figures from “Operation V,” Gundam, Gun Cannon and Guntank – which can be stored insider the White Base’s catapult deck. The figures also have special imprint, “WB.”

Shokugan Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · MSRP: $60.00 · Available Now!

Set consists of 5 core Zords – Tyrannosurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Saber-Toothed Tiger and Pterodactyl that can be combined to form the Power Ranger Megazord. The kit also comes with a Power Sword accessory. Enjoy the Megazord by itself or with the Dragonzord to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

Shokugan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· MSRP: $45.00 · Available Now!

Catch the debut of the Dragonzord, the Zord of the Green Power Ranger. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself, or go into Dragonzord Battle Mode by combining it with the Mastodon, Saber-Toothed Tiger, and Triceratops Zords from the Megazord kits. Collectors also can combine all of the components from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

 

Mezco Presents ‘Batman Returns’ Catwoman Living Dead Doll

In 1992’s Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns’ made its theatrical debut and audiences were introduced to an all-new Catwoman who grabbed their attention and batted them around like they were a ball of yarn. Mezco has taken this popular character and she now joins the ranks of their Living Dead Dolls. 

 The LDD Presents Batman Returns: Catwoman features her trademark homemade black vinyl catsuit with contrasting white stitches and a slick sheen. Catwoman features an all new head sculpt complete with mask. Her look is rounded out with clawed hands and knee-high boots. 

LDD Presents Batman Returns: Catwoman stands ten inches tall and features five points of articulation. She comes packed in a specially die cut window box purrrrfect for display.

Catwoman is available for preorder now here and is scheduled to claw her way into stores in March – May 2018.

SDCC 2017 – NECA’s Aliens, Predators, Turtles, Quarter Scale and More

NECA’s always a huge fan draw at SDCC due to their ability to hit a sweet spot of quality products from fans’ favorite properties. This year was no exception with an expanding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line gathering specific attention including the new debut of ‘The Dimension X’ collection.

Of course TMNT is just the tip of the NECA iceberg with new Aliens, Predator, Evil Dead, Marvel and DC figures also featured in the booth.

See the gallery below for images of the entire booth.

Funko Introduces Vynl Figures at SDCC

Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind! Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic and display-ready collector packaging.
As this new line of figures is centered around character relationships, every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.

Vynl. figures will utilize thoughtful and imaginative design to elaborate on the emotional bonds between some of the most cherished characters in pop culture. Though Vynl. figures will derive from countless realms, storylines, and universes, Funko will maintain a consistent design aesthetic ensuring all Vynl. figures look spectacular when displayed together.

This exciting new line will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with Batgirl and Poison Ivy. Then, later this summer, you’ll be able to collect Freddy Krueger & Jason, Sally & Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and He-Man & Trapjaw from The Masters of the Universe.
More amazing two-packs are scheduled to arrive between now and the end of 2017.

Keep an eye out for more Vynl. news by visiting Funko.com or following us @originalfunko, and get ready to start collecting Vynl. figures by Funko!

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Ghostbusters, Batman, Marvel and More

Each week, Diamond Select Toys ships off a new batch of toys and collectibles to comic and specialty shops. This week is a hot one…and so are these new goodies. Check them out below.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Select Red Hatter Action Figure PX
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You’ve met the Mad Hatter, now meet him again! This 7-inch, Previews-exclusive variant figure of the Mad Hatter, based on his appearance in Alice Through the Looking Glass, sports the red coat of the present day, rather than the green coat of his younger days. The figure features the likeness of Johnny Depp, has 16 points of articulation, and comes with a diorama background depicting a building from Wonderland – connect the base to the bases of the other two Alice figures to build a larger town! Figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JAN172654, SRP: $24.99)

Back to the Future 2 Frozen Hover Time Machine Electronic Vehicle
A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it hot? No, it’s ice cold! DST has upgraded their bestselling electronic1:15 scale Time Machine from Back to the Future with the additions shown in Batck to the Future 2! Having just arrived in our time from 2015, this Version 2 Time Machine has adjustable hover wheels, the iconic Mr. Fusion fuel device, and a thin coating of “frost” over its entire surface, to replicate the effects of time travel. Vehicle measures approximately 14 inches long with opening gull-wing doors, and time-travel lights and sounds are triggered at the push of a button. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # DEC162558, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Season 3 Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! This tiger has changed its stripes! Like many of Batman’s classic foes from the 1960s TV series, Catwoman underwent several metamorphoses over the run of the show, and in Season 3, she was played by sultry singer Eartha Kitt! This 6-inch-tall resin bust depicts Kitt as Catwoman, perched atop a colorful base inspired by the show’s animated opening credits. It’s the purr-fect addition to your Batman Classic TV Series bust collection! Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item # DEC162560, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Bookworm Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Batman can defeat any foe, but can he stand up to the power of reading? Bookish Bat-foe Bookworm is the newest character in DST’s line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Series! Depicting the villain as he was played by Roddy McDowall, this bust measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a pedestal inspired by the show’s animated opening sequence. Limited to only 3,00 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JAN172651, SRP: $59.99)

Batman The Animated Series Premier Collection Catwoman Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Now this is a statue worth stealing! Continuing DST’s Premier Collection line of statues, this resin sculpture captures Catwoman as she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, where she straddled the line between good and bad! Catwoman wears her classic grey catsuit, and wields a whip that wraps enticingly around her lithe form. Measuring approximately 12″ tall on her tiled base, this statue is limited to just 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #JAN172650, SRP: $150.00)

DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Joker makes a triumphant return to the DC Gallery line! Based on the famous Batman: The Animated Series episode “The Laughing Fish,” this rendition of the Joker shows him holding the titular marine life, with one foot on a chained and partially submerged Batman! This approximately 9-inch figure is in scale to all DC Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, is sculpted with a high level of detail and features exacting paint applications. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #JAN172652, SRP: $45.00)

Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 5 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Anybody seen any ghosts? The hit toy line based on the horror-comedy classic movie Ghostbusters is back with a fifth series of action figures, and this series is spectrally delicious! Series 5 unleashes three spirits from the original 1984 movie: the Library Ghost, the Taxi Driver Zombie and a Terror Dog! Each 7-inch scale figure features up to 16 points of articulation, as well as character-specific accessories: the Library Ghost comes with a stack of books, the Taxi Driver comes with a steering wheel and the Terror Dog comes with interchangeable horns so it can be either Zuul or Vinz Clortho! Plus, each figure comes with a piece of the rooftop diorama – these are the last three figures you need to complete the whole shebang! Packaged in the trademark Select display packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!(Item #NOV162416, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Justice League Unlimited Animated Series Shazam Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You don’t need the wisdom of Solomon to know that this bust is a must-buy! Based on his appearance in the Justice League Unlimited TV series, this approximately 6-inch bust of Shazam is the latest release in the animated-style resin bust line by DST. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, Billy Batson’s alter ego is posed atop a pedestal styled after the Justice League’s Watchtower satellite. This bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JAN172653, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Gallery Classic Iron Man PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Marvel Gallery line of dioramas continues with one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes: Iron Man! Wearing his classic red-and-gold armor, Iron Man hovers above the ground using his boot-jets, and is ready to join his fellow Avengers in the popular PVC line. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama featured detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard! (Item #JAN172648, SRP: $45.00)

Funko’s Fourth Wave of SDCC Exclusive – Cartoon Favorites

Funko has announced their fourth wave of SDCC exclusive – all focused on some of your favorite cartoon characters. Of course these will all be available at the Funko booth at SDCC, but many will be shared with other retailers with more details pending. The newly announced exclusives are:

  • Pop! Animation: Ren & Stimpy – Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 2-pack (2500pc LE)
  • Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Baxter Stockman
  • Pop! Telvision: Catdog – Flocked Catdog
  • Pop! Television: South Park – The Coon
  • Pop! Television: South Park – Mint-Berry Crunch

NECA Debuts Joint SDCC / Alien Club Exclusive ‘Pizza’ Alien

NECA followed their SDCC exclusive TMNT set with the announcement of their next SDCC exclusive – a yellow Alien, which will be of interest to both Alien fans and Turtle fans. Officially the Alien’s bio reads:

Deep in space, something is happening at a remote Weyland-Yutani scientific outpost! The terrible coincidence of a power outage and a deep space radiation has created a new Xenomorph… one that’s right at home in the pipes and tubes of the station’s sub-levels. The Sewer Mutation Warrior Alien stands over 9″ tall and features over 30 points of articulation and a bendable tail.
Limited edition of 3,000

Of course, this yellow Alien is an homage to the ‘Pizza’ Alien from the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, making this the perfect figure to buy along with your Turtle box set. The ‘Pizza’ Alien will be priced at $30 and will be available at SDCC and to Alien Club Members.  The alien will not be available during the SDCC pre-sale.

NECA Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SDCC 8 Pack

The folks at NECA have been doling out the teasers for a few days now, but today they made it official with the debut of their first SDCC exclusive – an 8 figure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle set packaged in its own themed carrying case.

For this year’s turtles, NECA has taken inspiration from the cartoon and these have an animation inspired deco and accessories. This set includes all four Turtles, Shredder, Krang and a pair of Foot Soldiers.

This set will retail for $200 and will be available for pre-order for both attendees and non-attendees of the show. They will be available at https://thenecastore.com.

Check the set out below. For more pictures, check out the Fwoosh!

$300,000 Toy Soldiers Collection on Next Episode of FOX Business Network Show “Strange Inheritance”

We all have our collections – big or small, they’re reflections of who we are and what we loved. For over 40 years collector Robert Posta accumulated nearly ten thousand toy soldiers – World War I, World War II, the American Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and more – all reflected in his massive collection. When he passed away in 2015 from emphysema, his wife Carole inherited his collection..and wasn’t quite sure of what to do with it.

Strange Inheritance is FOX Business Network’s hit primetime series which explores unusual stories of inheritance. The episode airing on FOX Business Network on March 6th at 9:30PM is titled “Toy soldier story 2” and follows Carole’s story as she finds a way to honor her late husband and decides what to do with the collection that appraised with a value of nearly $300,000.

Check out Strange Inheritance on Monday March 6th at 9:30PM/ET on Fox Business Network to see what a $300,000 toy soldier collection looks like and see how Carole Postal preserve’s Robert’s collection and legacy.

NECA Shines at SDCC 2016

SDCC 2016 logoI apologize for not delivering a NECA gallery sooner – during the first full day of the show, due to the popularity of their TMNT SDCC exclusives – I couldn’t even get near the booth to photograph. Today I had a little more luck and was able to snap around the booth capturing all the awesome new toys they busted out for the show.

Highlights include new entries in their amazingly accurate quarter scale line (now including the TMNT), some modern take on Kenner Aliens, the continuation of their hugely popular series of video game inspired figures and some amazing horror figures. There’s, of course, much more in the gallery below – be sure to check it out.

Funko’s Second Wave of SDCC Exclusives Revealed

SDCC 2016 logo

Funko has shared details for their second set of SDCC exclusives – this set has some Pop!, some Dorbz and ReAction. Keep reading for the details.

  • Pop! Hanna Barbera: Peter Potamus & So-So 2-pack (750pc LE)
  • Pop! Movies: Batman v Superman – Superman (False God variant)
  • Pop! Marvel: Deadpool – Thumbs Up Deadpool (Black & White)
  • ReAction: Dark Crystal – Landstrider Box Set
  • Dorbz: Alice Through the Looking Glass 4-pack (750pc LE)
  • Pop! Animation: Duck Dodgers – Glow-in-the-Dark White Gamma (1500pc LE)
  • Pop! Animation: Duck Dodgers – Glow-in-the-Dark Blue Gamma (750pc LE)

The third set of exclusives will be shared this Friday!

Jada’s METALS Suicide Squad Die Cast Figures On Shelf Now

metalLOGO_02 tnDC’s next cinematic outing, Suicide Squad, is set to hit theaters soon and Jada’s Metals die cast line supporting the film is in stores now. This line of 4″ figures includes:

  • Harley Quinn with bat
  • Two distinct versions of Deadshot
  • Killer Croc
  • Joker without his shirt
  • Boss Joker with gun

There’s also a comic-deco inspired 2-pack featuring the Joker and Harley Quinn.

These figures are on shelf now at all major retailers and online stores. Metals 4” Civil War, Batman vs Superman, Classic TMNT and Classic Ghostbusters are also available with many more on the way. Check out the Suicide Squad line-up below!

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