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Usagi Yojimbo SDCC Exclusive From Playmates?

Things have been pretty quiet on the SDCC front, but tonight I have a pretty solid rumor of a Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SDCC exclusive Usagi Yojimbo figure. From the Stan Sakai facebook page comes news of an exclusive figure with three interchangeable heads and a comic book. Expect this to be available at the Nickelodeon booth, as several Playmates TMNT exclusives have been hosted there over the past few years.

You can see a screen shot of the relevant post below.

Funko’s Latest Animation Dorbz and Pop!s

Funko today announced a number of upcoming Dorbz and Pop! releases that fall under their animation umbrella. 

Coming in July will be a pair of Dorbz from Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. Two versions of Yuichiro will be available a standard and a 1:6 chase version.

Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul is also getting the Dorbz treatment with a regular edition being available as well as a glow varient limited to 3000 pieces and available only at Gamestop. The Ken Kaneki Dorbz will be available in June.

A series of Pop!s from My Hero Academia will be available in July with characters coming including Deku, Katsuki, Tenya, Ochaco, and a 6″ Super-size Pop! of All Might. A battle damaged version of Deku will be exclusive to Hot Topic.

Finally, a Pocket Pop! of Deku from My Hero Academia will be available in June.

 

Funko Announces June Release for DC Heroes Action Figures

These figures made their debut at Toy Fair, but Funko’s Batman ’66 9-point of articulation action figures are set for release this June. This first series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze and Bookworm. There will also be a 1:6 chase Mr. Freeze to hunt down. Look for these in stores everywhere.

Soundwave Joins ‘Transformers: Forged to Fight’ Mobile Game

Today, Kabam has released Soundwave and his trusty minions Laserbeak and Ravage as an unlockable playable character inthe new AAA 3D action-fighter Transformers: Forged to Fight for mobile. The Decepticon model of loyalty to Megatrons cause, Soundwave takes advantage of his title as Communications Officer to ingratiate himself with Megatron every chance he gets. Opponents beware of Soundwave’s signature ability – the Sonic Shield – protecting Soundwave from incoming attacks with a chance to reflect inbound range attacks back at his opponent to deal 140% their original damage.

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is a new high-definition, action-fighting RPG mobile game developed by Kabam and Hasbro. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history.

The game features authentic Transformers action set in a stunning 3D environment, challenging players to assemble the ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons, including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.

Download Transformers: Forged to Fight Today.

Mezco Reveals Living Dead Dolls Series 34

Mezco has shared details on the 34th series of Livind Dead Dolls…and they shared the backstory which is below.

Welcome to the picturesque town of Wassen Hole, East Dakota. It’s a quiet place with a secretive past, a past with terrible secrets that have been long buried. But somethings refuse to stay buried forever and in Wassen Hole the secret of their sins have risen, to exact spectral vengeance and set right the wrongs done so long ago. 

From deep within a collapsed mine called the Devil’s Vein rise five spirits— deceived by a greedy town and foresaken by their families—bringing hell to those who have trespassed upon their fated souls.

The five dolls in the series are:

  • Canary
  • Ash Lee
  • Tommy Knocker
  • Coalette
  • Soot

Each Living Dead Doll features 5 points of articulation and real cloth clothing, and are each packed in their own coffin with personalized nameplate and death certificate.

You can pre-order this series here.

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Funko’s Latest Additions to Specialty Series

Funko’s Specialty Series are special products intended for boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online retailers. Today Funko announced the July additions to this program.

The latest Pop! addition to the program is everyone’s favorite red monster from Looney Tunes – Gossamer. 

The newest Dorbz figure in the program is Shinoa Hirage from Seraph of the End.

Check them both out below and look for them in stores this July.

Walmart Offers Special Products for Star Wars Day, May the 4th

Star Wars Day, May the 4th (get it?) is right around the corner and Walmart has some special plans for this most special of days.

Among the plans is the wide release of the 40th anniversary collection of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures. The first wave of these figures have snuck out to some degree…but the second wave is expected to launch for Star Wars day. The Sand People, the Jawa and the Death Squad Commader are new to the Black series in this wave.  The complete collection includes (some are already available on Walmart.com):

Walmart is also has an excusive Lego set – Luke’s Landspeeder. Priced at $19.87, this set includes Luke’s iconic Tatooine ride and minfigs of Luke, Obi Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and a Tusken Raider. You’ll only find this set on the shelves of Walmart stores.

And, of course, Walmart is the only destination for Hasbro’s Black Series 3.75” figures and other exclusives, including sought after Star Wars collectibles from brands like Funko, LEGO and Hasbro.

Several of the Funko exclusives are also available on-line:

Be sure to include Walmart on your Star Wars Day festivities.

Walmart Offers Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 Ravenger Groot Figure

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is right around the corner and Walmart is set to fill the shelves on May 8th with new toys inspirecd by the film. Among the new products will be the Walmart exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Ravager Groot, The figure depicts Baby Groot as he sets out to take revenge on a Ravager faction after being captured and unwillingly suited up as their mascot. This Groot will be retailing for $19.87 and you can see him below.

Detailed Images from the First Stop On Tamashii Nation’s World Tour

The first stop in the Tamashii Nations world tour took place this past weekend in New York City and Jon from Preternia.com was there to cover the event.

Check out the gallery below for pictures from the event, highlights include:

  • New Pacific Rim figures
  • The latest in S. H. Figuarts Marvel including Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Iron Man Mk VII and Doctor Strange
  • The newest additions to their 1:6 scale Star Wars droids and the Movie Realization series
  • New art for upcoming Marvel Movie Realization figures
  • New S. H. Figuarts Dragonball and Streetfighter figures

And more! See it all in the gallery below and if anything catches your eye – nab a pre-order!

Gentle Giant Announces Star-Lord Collector’s Gallery Statue

Gentle Giant has announced the latest addition to their Collector’s Gallery Statue line – Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Lifted direct from his silver-screen appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, the Star-Lord Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted down the most minute detail, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. Star-Lord is rocking his signature helmet, has his blaster in hand and is full of the attitude that has made him one of the notorious rogues in the galaxy. This 1:8 scale statue of Star-Lord is the 4th in our Marvel Collector’s Gallery statue line and is available for pre-order now.

Ahoy! Pirates of the Caribbean Pop!s Coming This June

In advance of the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Funko has announced a series of Pop! vinyls to accompany the movie. This series includes Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and the pirate hunter Captain Salazar. A 1-in-6 chase variant of Captain Salazar will be yours to hunt – Ghost Salazar. Also look for a Hot Topic exclusive version of Captain Jack Sparrow, he features a unique weathered gold deco. 

See them all below and look for them in stores this spring.

 

3DRetro Hosting Rick and Morty Kidrobot Figure Signing Tomorrow, April 28th

Our pals over at 3DRetro in Los Angeles sent over a note with details on an event they’re having tomorrow, April 28th. To celebrate the release of the new Kidrobot [adult swim] Mini Figures and the new Rick and Morty medium vinyl figure they are hosting a party with food, photo-ops and signings.

The event starts at 6PM and the signing begins at 7PM. The line for the purchase of the medium Rick and Morty figure ($49.99) begins at 4PM, mini figures ($9.99) will be available all day. A figure purchase is necessary for autographs but due to time restrictions on the talent autographs are not guaranteed, but they will be trying to accomodate everyone.

The signing includes the creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and Matt Senreich an SethGreen from Robot Chicken in attendance and signing!

We will also have William Tokarsky from “Too Many Cooks” at the event for photo-ops with fans. 
Food trucks in attendance will be Go Fusion N Grill, Pinch of Flavor and Blast Ice Cream
Also on hand will be artist Matt Gondek to talk about his new Rick and Morty mural and artist Juan Muniz which will be painting a new [adult swim] piece.
 
See all the details over on the facebook event page.

Four Times the Pop! Sydney Bristow from Alias

Alias, J. J. Abrams’ double agent flip floppy spy family drama aired on ABC from 2001-2006.  Funko has now announced four Pop! vinyl versions of the lead character of the series, Jennifer Garner’s Sydney Bristow. Each of the versions is one of Sydney’s stand-out spy disguises from the series. You have the option to get Sydney as a blonde, a Goth, a school girl or a red head. 

These four versions of Sydney will be availble this June.

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