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First Batch of DKE Toys’ NYCC Debuts Revealed

New York Comic Con is right around the corner (Oct 5-8) and DKE Toys will be there and will have a number of items making their debut at the show. You’ll be able to find them at booth #678. Below is the first of three batches of new product.
 
Blown Away Trooper by Josh Mayhem 
Hand painted customized vintage 3.75″ carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 50 
$125

Bio: Josh Mayhem’s lifelong habit of collecting children’s playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d’art. Embracing both order and chaos as inspiration points, Mayhem’s mixed media ‘art toys’ tend to be created in two contrasting styles: intricate, detailed assemblages comprised of Japanese model kit parts, and more free-flowing, expressionist sculptures. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this direction has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, representation by the Corner12 agency, and continuing partnerships with the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot.

Bounty Hunter by Manly Art

Each one is an original painting !!!!
Signed and numbered out of 24.
$150 and comes with a sparkly green figure.

Jason Chalker (aka Manly Art) is a East-Coast based illustrator and toy maker. He has done illustration work for Upper Deck and Topps on brands such as Marvel, Mars Attacks, and Star Wars. His Pimp2-D2 action figure line has managed to find its way into the collection at Rancho Obi-Wan and the homes of collectors around the world.

Blart by by Manny X Romero – Iconoclast Toys
Hand cast and painted 4” carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 50
$75

Ron English created a brand new rendition called Blart for Manny X. Comes with 2 of 4 snacks. In easy open clamshell packaging.

Stranger Wars: Princess El by Special Ed Toys
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 25 $100

“From bootleg toys to terrible “art” of dubious quality, there is no type of “artistic” medium I won’t shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector’s homes far and wide!”

New Diamond Select Toys Offerings From October Previews Magazine

Halloween is on the horizon, and the October issue of Previews is rolling out the frights, with scary-good upcoming items from Diamond Select Toys! Vinyl figures straight out of an insane asylum! Action figures from a scary, slimy sequel! A murderous mercenary who brings his own Halloween costume! All this and more are headed your way in 2018, so read on for details and pics, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or order from your favorite online retailer!

DC Vinimates Batman: Arkham Asylum Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest DC Vinimates are crazy awesome! Ripped from the screen of the popular Arkham Asylum video game series, the next three vinyl figures in the DC Vinimates line are Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn! Each 4-inch character wears their distinctive Arkham Asylum outfit, and each strikes a distinctive pose from the game. Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with game artwork.

Batman Vinyl Figure (Item #OCT172364, SRP: $9.99)
Joker Vinyl Figure (Item #OCT172365, SRP: $9.99)
Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure (Item #OCT172366, SRP: $9.99)

DC Gallery Justice League Animated Flash PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Still working on your Gallery? Speed up your Justice League PVC collection with this DC Gallery diorama of The Flash! Joining Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, Wally West tears into town in this dynamic sculpture, depicting the hero screeching to a halt just in time to strike a pose on your display shelf. Sculpted in approximately 9” scale, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #OCT172363, SRP: $45.00)

Ghostbusters Select Series 7 Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghostbusters have seen stuff that will turn you white, and now it’s time to turn your friends green… with envy! The 7th series of Ghostbusters Select action figures continues DST’s line of new sculpts based on Ghostbusters 2, with highly accurate renditions of Slime-Blower Winston Zeddemore, Grey Outfit Egon Spengler and the specialty-exclusive, never-before-made Janosz Poha, museum curator and servant of Vigo! Each 7-inch scale figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, plus character=appropriate accessories. Plus, only at comic shops and specialty stores, each figure comes with a piece of the Ghostbusters firehouse diorama! Collecct all 15 figures in Series 6-10 to build the front doors and sign of the ‘Busters’ HQ! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #OCT172353, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Marvel Premier Collection Deadpool Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, which is why he gets paid to do it! The Merc with a Mouth joins the Marvel Premier Collection with this approximately 12” scale statue depicting the whacked-out warrior toting a pair of katana swords and pointing a deadly finger-gun. Join him together with upcoming statues of Cable and Domino to create a larger scene! Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this high-end statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #OCT172362, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Retro Cloth Deadpool Vol. 2 Action Figure Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The World’s Greatest Merc with a Mouth is going back in time again! Due to the incredible popularity of his first Retro Cloth set, DST is dressing DP up in three new outfits for his second set! A modern Marvel NOW-style Deadpool comes packaged in a 1970s-style window box, but he also comes packed with two more interchangeable outfits: his black-on-red Weapon X look and an authentic pirate costume, for swashbuckling adventures and rare variant covers! Yes, his clothes come off! This retro set comes packaged on display-ready tray packaging, for store or home exhibition. (Item #OCT172355, SRP: $80.00)

Ramjet Latest Transformer to Join Transformers: Forged To Fight

Kabam continues to expand its roster for Transformers: Forged to Fight as today, Ramjet – one of Starscream’s most unpredictable Seekers – is the latest Decepticon to join the game. You can see Ramjet’s bio and stats below.

If you’re not playing Transformers: Forged to Fight, download it now from the Google Play store and Apple’s App Shop.

Faction: Decepticons | Class: Demolitions

One of Starscream’s most unpredictable Seekers, Ramjet takes hardheadedness to new extremes by smashing into any foes, and sometimes friends, that cross his flight path.

STATS AND ABILITIES:

2-Star:
Health: 1854
Attack: 147
Max Rating: 554

3-Star:
Health: 4553
Attack: 309
Max Rating: 1300

4-Star:
Health: 11834
Attack: 802
Max Rating: 3436

SIGNATURE ABILITY

Momentum: Ramjet builds momentum after ramming opponents.

  • Ramjet has a 50% chance to gain a permanent Special Bonus Buff that increases Special Attack Damage by 2~10% each. The chance to gain the Buff increases by 3% for each Special Bonus Buff already on him. [Max 10 Buffs]

SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special 1 – Missile Volley: Ramjet unleashes a barrage of rockets from his chest.

  • 40~60% Chance per hit to inflict up to four Burns that deal 20~35% attack as heat damage over 5 seconds.

Special 2 – Rocket Blaster: A blast of heat followed by a sudden impact is guaranteed to leave an opponent dizzy.

  • 80~100% Chance per hit to inflict Burn, dealing 40~60% attack as heat damage over 4 seconds.
  • · 72~80% Chance to cause Stun for 3 seconds.

Special 3 – Dive Bomb: You can run but you cannot hide from Ramjet’s reckless abandon.

  • 80~100% chance to stun the opponent for 2 seconds.
  • 100% chance to inflict a 25% Resistance Down for 30 seconds

Bluefin Announces Bandai Brands’ NYCC Exclusives

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, heads to New York Comic Con with a variety of notable show exclusives from Bandai Hobby and Bandai’s Shokugan line. New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and you’ll be able to find  Bluefin at booth #1612.

Bandai Hobby NYCC Exclusive

Bluefin is proud to unveil Bandai Hobby’s Perfect Grade 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon for exclusive purchase at New York Comic Con ahead of its retail release later this year. This stunning release depicts Han Solo’s iconic space ship as it appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope and offers builders the highest quality grade in terms of complexity, features, realism and detail, and includes almost 700 parts. The Bandai Hobby Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon will carry a NYCC MSRP of $400.00.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line features notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as those created by Disney. These official U.S. releases include English instructions and have product support provided by Bluefin.

Bandai Hobby is internationally renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that builders of all skill levels will enjoy. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bandai Hobby GunPla NYCC Exclusives

Bluefin also delights GunPla fans during NYCC with an array of special event only kits. All of the following Gundam exclusives are special color variants that were previously only available at events in Asia:

  • Bandai MG Tallgeese (EW) (Special Coating Ver), “Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” · $80.00
  • Bandai MG Gundam Fenice Rinascita (Clear Color), “Gundam Build Fighters”· $50.00
  • Bandai HGUC Pale Rider (Ground Heavy Equipment Type) Hades Mode Extra Finish Version ·  1/144 Scale · $30.00
  • Bandai HGUC Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) + Unicorn Head Final Battle Version, “Gundam UC” · 1/144 Scale · $30.00
  • Bandai RG Build Strike Gundam Full Package (RG System Image Color),

“Gundam Build Fighters” ·  1/144 Scale · $30.00

  • Bandai HGBF Super Fumina Axis Angel Ver. (Mk-II Axis Image Color),

“Gundam Build Fighters”·  $22.00

  • Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Red, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
  • Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Orange, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
  • Bandai SD BB Build Strike Gundam Full Package (Metallic Gloss Injection)

“Gundam Build Fighters” · $10.00

 

Bandai Hobby NYCC Early Releases

A small number of the new Hi Resolution Model Wing Gundam Zero (EW), the U.S.’s most popular Gundam character, will be available for purchase just mere days after its debut in Japan.  This special die-cast and plastic model kit hybrid will retail for $130.00

 

Bandai Shogukan NYC Early Releases

Bluefin also will offer NYCC attendees early-purchase opportunities for new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shogukan collections. These kits are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. 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 following kits do not require glue.  By combining all 8 Zords from the Megazord and Drangonzord, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord!

  • Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · $60.00

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 the Power Sword. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or combine the components with the Zords from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

  • Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· $45.00

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

GLSEN to Celebrate DC Entertainment at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards

 GLSEN, the leading education organization creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth, will honor DC Entertainment with the Visionary Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards. Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will accept the award at the gala on Friday, October 20th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

DC is a leader in supporting LGBTQ content and characters. With a commitment to showcasing diverse storylines, they broke barriers in mainstream comics with characters like Batwoman as the first lesbian Super Hero as a comic lead and Alysia Yeoh as the first trans character. The comics feature numerous groundbreaking characters like Midnighter, Catwoman, Renee Montoya, and many others. In June 2016, DC along with IDW Publishing, brought together writers and artists to support victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando with “Love is Love.” And DC TV shows feature LGBTQ characters on shows like Supergirl,ArrowDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Gotham.

“GLSEN is excited to honor DC Entertainment with the Visionary Award for their impact and innovation,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. “Superheroes hold an incredibly powerful place in our popular culture. Equally powerful is for LGBTQ youth to see themselves in our world, and DC enables just that. DC’s commitment to representing LGBTQ characters in all forms of media is both incredibly important and empowering.”

“We are honored to accept the Visionary Award at this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards,” said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment and President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “At DC, we are committed to telling stories that reflect and inspire our diverse audience and we look forward to celebrating with the LGBTQ students and activists from across the country.”

DC Entertainment will join previously announced 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards Honorees Kerry WashingtonBruce Bozzi, and Zendaya.

The GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, community leaders, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Past Los Angeles honorees include Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake; Julia Roberts and Danny Moder; Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg; Bob Greenblatt; Shonda Rhimes; Matt Bomer & Simon Halls; and Kate Hudson. The GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles will welcome approximately 600 guests, including outstanding youth leaders and educators from around the country, raising more than $1 million in support of GLSEN’s work.

GLSEN has led the way on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990. Through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, student leadership and educator training, community organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work with the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and national programs likeGLSEN’s Day of SilenceGLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, and GLSEN’s Ally Week.

Tickets for the Respect Awards are available now. For additional information, please visit www.glsen.org/events

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Batman, Gotham, Nightmare Before Christmas, Watchmen, Wonder Woman

It’s a DC-tastic week at comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys ships items from Gotham, Watchmen, Wonder Woman and Batman: The Animated Series! Plus, there’s a new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates, but most of them could probably double as obscure members of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery in a pinch. Read on for details and pictures, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

Batman The Animated Series Harley Quinn 25th Ann. Bust (Item #MAR172722, SRP: $59.99)
Batman The Animated Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust (Item #MAR172721, SRP: $59.99)
DC Gallery New Batman Adventures Batgirl PVC Diorama (Item # FEB172601, SRP: $45.00)

A trio of new products from Batman: The Animated Series are arriving in time for the show’s 25thanniversary! First up, a special 25th anniversary edition Harley Quinn bust, to celebrate the character’s debut on the show 25 years ago! With an interchangeable head to represent her first episode, and a removable silver frame for her base, she’s the perfect anniversary present for any Harley Quinn fan! Plus, Mr. Freeze makes his debut in in the Batman bust line, based on his classic cartoon appearance, and Batgirl is back in black as a new 10-inch PVC diorama (co-starring Clayface) based on her New Batman Adventures outfit! All three sculpted by Varner Studios!

 

Gotham TV Select Series 4 Azrael Action Figure (Item #SEP168901, SRP: $24.99)
Gotham TV Select Series 4 Hugo Strange Action Figure (Item #SEP168900, SRP: $24.99)
Gotham TV Select Series 4 Mr. Freeze Action Figure
 (Item #SEP168899, SRP: $24.99)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Gotham! The critically acclaimed action figure line based on the hit Fox TV series serves up the Wrath of the Villains, with three new 7” scale figures of Gotham’s most dangerous men! Azrael, Mr. Freeze and Professor Hugo Strange each feature up to 16 points of articulation as well as character-appropriate accessories, and each comes with an awesome diorama piece inspired by the show! Hugo Strange comes with the conditioning chair from Arkham Asylum, and Freeze and Azrael each come with part of an alleyway, with Joker grafitti and political posters! Collect them both to build the diorama! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 4 2-Packs Asst. (Item #APR172631, SRP: $9.99)/ea.
It’s a new series of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates and they’re a dream come true! The cast of creepy characters expands with three new 2-packs: Snowman Jack with glow-in-the-dark Oogie Boogie, the specialty-exclusive Devil and Corpse Boy, and the also-exclusive Saxophonist with Undersea Gal! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation with fully interchangeable parts, including a removable snowman costume! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card.

Watchmen Vinimates Silk Spectre Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR172734, SRP: $9.99)
Watchmen Vinimates Dr. Manhattan Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR172735, SRP: $9.99)
Watchmen Vinimates Ozymandias Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR17272236, SRP: $9.99)
Wonder Woman Movie Vinimates Wonder Woman Training Gear Vinyl Figure (Item #APR172647, SRP: $9.99)

The Vinimates vinyl figure line explodes into the DC Comics cinematic universe with three more vinyl figures based on the Watchmen movie and our first-ever Vinimate based on Wonder Woman! Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias join Nite Owl, Rorschach and the Comedian, and Diana in her training gear heralds the coming of the entire Justice League! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a pose straight from the movies, and each comes packaged in a full-color window box. The Watchmen Vinimates also have articulated necks.

Medusa Joins Kabam’s ‘Marvel: Contest of Champions’ Game

Kabam has revealed their latest addition to their highly popular free-to-play mobile fighting game Marvel: Contest of Champions – Medusa: Queen of the Inhumans. Her bio is below.

Born into the Inhuman Royal Family of Attilan, Medusa was exposed to the mutagenic Terrigen Mists when she was only an infant. This transformation endowed her with tougher-than-steel hair and the ability to control each strand like an added appendage. Along with her husband, Black Bolt, Medusa leads her people as the Queen of the Inhumans in their search for a better place in the world.

Her stats in the game are:

Base Stats & Abilities

*All stats based on 4 Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

  • Health: 15660
  • Attack: 1283
  • Max PI:

○     Without Signature: 3820

○     With Signature (99): 4791

Character Class: Cosmic

Abilities: Armor Break, Armor Shattered, Bleed, Poison Immunity

Special 1: Split Ends – Medusa individually controls each strand of her hair to subdue opponents with a 4-hit combo.

Special 2: Swinging Strands – Medusa swings her body, striking her opponents with a combination of sword and hair attacks.

Special 3: Rite of Royalty – Wielding blades in her hands and hair, Medusa shows her opponents that she is the Inhuman Queen for a reason.

Signature Ability: Living Strands – Medusa can precisely control the movement of each strand of her hair, enabling her to Auto Block incoming attacks.

Synergy Bonuses

  1. Inhuman Royal Family with Karnak
  • Medusa: Heavy Attacks inflict up to 4 permanent Armor Breaks.
  • Karnak: Becomes Focused 35% faster and True Strike lasts 35% longer.
  • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate synergies.
  1. Inhuman Royal Family with Black Bolt
  • Medusa: Living Strands generates up to 6 Fury Buffs.
  • Black Bolt: Provocation generates permanent Buffs instead of temporary Buffs.
  • Inhuman Royal Family:+25% Attack at the start of the fight if Medusa, Black Bolt and Karnak are together in a team.
  • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate synergies.
  1. Enemies with Wolverine and Iron Man
  • All Champions in the team gain +155 Critical Rating.
  1. Rivals with Quake
  • All Champions in the team gain +115 Critical Damage Rating.

Star Wars Reveals from HASCON

September has been a Star Wars filled month with the debut of ‘The Last Jedi’ product on Force Friday II and all the new Star Wars reveals from Hascon. Since the show wrapped last weekend, Hasbro has now sent over official images of the new Star Wars product that made it’s debut at the show.

Revealed at the show was the incredible Darth Vader Black Series replica helmet, and a number of new 3 3/4″ and 6″ Black Series figures. Check out all the pics below…and really, Hasbro outdid themselves on that helmet.

 

HASCON’S Marvel Legends Reveals

HASCON may have been last weekend, but relive the exciting Marvel Legends reveals with these official pictures from Hasbro. From the motorcycle riding Black Widow and Ghost Rider to the build-a-figure Apocalypse, all the new reveals from the show are below.

Check them out and sound off in the comments as to what Legends figure you’re most looking forward to in ’18.

Sideshow Announces Mark Brooks Spider-verse Statue Collection

Sideshow is proud to unveil an all-new series of Marvel statues that will be shown for the very first time at New York Comic Con next month. These intricately detailed 1:5 scale figures depict all new interpretations of Spider-GwenSilk and a (soon to be revealed) Spider-Man as envisioned by legendary comic artist Mark Brooks.

Check out a teaser of these pieces below, and if you’re at New York Comic Con, stop by booth #1912 to see them for yourself.

Hasbro and Netflix Debut Teaser Trailer for ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is flexing more muscle in programming for kids with the announcement of Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a new original series from Hasbro Studios premiering on Netflix. The new teenage superhero animated series will reimagine the classic Hasbro brand Stretch Armstrong into a relatable kids adventure that features diverse characters with wacky powers and a playfully humorous storyline.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters follows high school student Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez who are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives, transforming them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is the first Hasbro brand to receive a Netflix original series order. We have been waiting for just the right moment to re-imagine Stretch for a new audience and our friends at Netflix got it right away; they have been a tremendous partner,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. “We have hit a superhero sweet spot, and with Netflix’s global reach, kids across the world will fall in love with its fun characters and action-packed storyline.”

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters will feature the voices of leading Hollywood television and film talent including:

  • Jake Armstrong / Stretch – Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Nathan Park / Wingspan – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja)
  • Ricardo Perez / Omni-Mass – Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • Rook – Wil Wheaton (Teen Titans Go!, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Erika – Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural)
  • Kane – Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty)
  • Dr. C – Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black, Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Mr. Savic – Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5)

Originally introduced in 1976, Stretch Armstrong was the ultimate toy –well-muscled doll that could stretch from its original size of fifteen inches to four or five feet. Netflix and Hasbro will transport viewers into a new generation of Stretch Armstrong with 26 episodes available for Netflix members worldwide beginning late 2017. Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is developed for television by Executive Producer and Supervising Director Victor Cook (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and Executive Producer/Story Editors/Head Writers Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Ultimate Spider-Man, Napoleon Dynamite) and Kevin Burke (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble).

 

New This Week From Diamond Select Toys – Catwoman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Pulp Fiction

This week, comic shops will need to turn up the heat, because there’s a cool front blowing in from Diamond Select Toys! Three very cool products are heading to comic shops and specialty stores across North America, and once again, there’s something for every type of fan! Super-cool Catwoman returns to the DC Gallery line, Santa Claus headlines the new wave of Nightmare Before Christmas figures, and the long-awaited Pulp Fiction action figure line finally hits shelves! If your town wasn’t Coolsville already, it is now! Read on for more info and pictures, then reserve your favorites at a store near you, or order through your favorite online retailer!

DC Gallery Batman New Adventures Catwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’ve never been more excited for a black cat to cross our path! This black-costumed rendition of Catwoman is based on her drastically different appearance in the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series (titled New Batman Adventures). Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this all-new sculpt shows off her darker, more dangerous look, with pale skin and wielding a whip. This PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #DEC162561, SRP: $45.00)

The Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 3 Asst

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving! Three new figure sets are coming your way for Halloween, including the Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, and Lock, Shock and Barrel, each sculpted in an approximately 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Plus, each figure set includes an exclusive figure or diorama piece – Lock, Shock and Barrel come with their walking bathtub, Santa Claus comes with an Elf and part of the town square diorama, and the Pumpkin King comes with part of the central fountain! Connect the Santa and Pumpkin King bases with other releases to make a larger diorama! Sculpted by Cortes Studio! (Item #APR172634, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Pulp Fiction Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Bring the coolness of Pulp Fiction home with you! Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie masterpiece is now a highly detailed line of 7-inch collectible figures, bringing the film’s cool-as-ice cast to your shelf! The first series includes go-for-broke boxer Butch Coolidge, born-again hitman Jules Winnfield and fearsome mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Each character is 7-inch scale, with detailed paint applications and the actor’s likeness, as well as 16 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Plus, each comes with a diorama piece: Jules includes the room where the big shootout takes place, and Butch and Marsellus each come with a piece of sidewalk from their chase scene! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #APR172649, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Stop-Motion Video Introduces the Hot Wheels Justice League Character Cars

Justice League is set to hit theaters in November and La Di Da partnered with Warner Bros. and made a fun stop-motion film introducing the Hot Wheels character cars in support of the new line from Mattel.

The video features Batman and Wonder Woman (as Hot Wheels cars) assembling the Justice League with The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. The League then makes a getaway in the Flying Fox!  Check the video out below!

Director: Adam Blake Carver
Cinematographer: Eric Adkins
Animator: Brandon Lake
Art Direction: Lauren Shell
Scenery and Set Fabrication: Dustin Yoder, Natalie Knudsen 
Gaffer: Dustin Gardner
Electrician: Ian Raymond
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Hakim
Color: Paul Sage
Music by: Fredrik Ekstrom 
Sound Design: Hive Studios 
Special Thanks: Musa Brooker
Produced By: Adam Blake Carver & Leah McKissock
Production Company: La Di Da Films 

 

The Mighty Thor Returns to the Disney Store and Marvel Shop with a New Exclusive Hulk Figure

As the highly anticipated film Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok heads towards theaters, fans have been hungry for more Thor products, including more of the Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select Mighty Thor action figure. Now, with Ragnarok looming, Thor makes his prophecied return, alongside a brand-new, Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figure by Diamond Select Toys! That’s right, Thor has brought a friend from work back with him, and Planet Hulk is landing on Earth in October!

This exclusive figure of Planet Hulk depicts him in his gladiator armor from the character-redefining “Planet Hulk” storyline in The Incredible Hulk comics. Rocketed toward an extra-terrestrial paradise by Marvel’s greatest heroes, Hulk instead crash-lands on the cruel planet Sakaar, where he is forced to fight in the arenas for the enjoyment of the crowd. The figure stands approximately 10 inches tall (11.5 inches with his feather crest) and features 16 points of articulation, allowing him to strike a wide variety of combat-ready poses. Accessories include an 8-inch-long battle axe and a 5-inch tall spiked shield.

Wearing his Marvel NOW! outfit, the Mighty Thor comes with his hammer Mjolnir, an alternate unhelmeted head, and a larger accessory piece representing his spinning hammer. Plug it into his hand to make it look like he’s about to hurl Mjolnir into battle – or hurl himself into the air! The Asgardian God of Thunder stands 8 inches tall with 16 points of articulation. Both figures were sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, and both come packaged in display-ready packaging with comic artwork down one side, for handy shelf reference.

Pre-orders for Planet Hulk will open on September 12, 2017 at marvelshop.com and disneystore.com, and figures will be available at U.S. Disney Store locations by October 2. Later in October, the figure will also become available in European Disney Stores, as well as through disneystore.eu.

Mighty Thor and Planet Hulk join the roster of exclusive Marvel Select figures at the Marvel Shop and Disney Store, including Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, Gamora with Rocket, Spectacular Spider-Man, Avenging Captain America, Black Widow, Black Panther and Bleeding Edge Iron Man.

HASCON Draws Celebrities Including Stan Lee, Mark Wahlberg and Flo Rida To Inaguaral Con

HASCON was this past weekend and Hasbro sent over a batch of pictures that highlighted the different aspects of the show…cosplay, panels, meet and greets and performances. The gallery below shows a number of the celebrity guest engaged in meet and greets, performances and leaving an imprint of their hands in Play-Doh. Look for Stan Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Flo Rida, Maddie Ziegler and more.

 

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