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Wide Range of Solo: A Star Wars Story Toys Available Now from Entertainment Earth

The new products from Solo: A Star Wars Story launched today at midnight EST and AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth has updated with a ton of new product that ranges from Hasbro’s Star Wars Black 6″ figures and new Vintage Collection figures to all new Funko Pop! (and beyond) and even new lifestyle products from Loungefly and others. Entertainment Earth has a blog post up that highlights all the new products released tonight or you can just go right to the Solo shop on their site.

Personally, I’ll be ordering the Black Series Darth Vader roleplay helmet tonight, I’ve been waiting for that since Toy Fair. Happy shopping and thanks for supporting AwesomeToyBlog.

LEGO Announces Back To The Future BrickHeadz

LEGO today announced two new BrickHeadz that look like they stepped right out of their DeLorean and into your LEGO collection. The LEGO BrickHeadz Marty McFly and Doc Brown construction characters use LEGO bricks to recreate all their iconic details from the blockbuster Back to the Future movie, including the maverick scientist’s white overalls and the time-traveling teenager’s red puffer vest. Doc also has a detachable DeLorean time machine controller, while Marty comes with a detachable camcorder. Each character stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon for easy display in your home, office or anywhere—at any time—you like.

These will be available April 15th and you can check them out in their LEGO glory below.

Bluefin Spot Lighting Mortal Kombat at C2E2

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces its participation Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention – Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

C2E2 takes place April 6th to April 8th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Bluefin will be located in Booth #227.

This year, Bluefin’s presence at the convention will be highlighted by a series of special events celebrating the venerable action property – Mortal Kombat.

Fans are invited to visit the Bluefin booth to meet actor and acclaimed martial arts phenom, Daniel Pesina, who played the original sprite characters of Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, and Noob Saibot in the world’s most popular videogame franchise, Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II. 

A variety of Mortal Kombat collectible action figures by Storm Collectibles will also be available for purchase during C2E2 in Bluefin Booth #227. Special in-booth signings are scheduled where fans can get purchased products signed by Mr. Pesina in addition to photographs being offered at the table.

Browse Bluefin’s comprehensive catalog of Storm Collectibles products at:

http://bluefinbrands.com/tag/storm-collectibles/.

Saturday, April 7th

All Day – Daniel Pesina Signing (Bluefin Booth #227)

Catch Mortal Kombat actor and martial arts extraordinaire Daniel Pesina at the Bluefin booth where he will sign purchased Storm Collectibles product/photographs and take pictures with fans. No other entry fee required.

Sunday, April 8th

11:00am – 12:00pmMortal Kombat Official Panel (Room S401)

Join Bluefin and Storm Collectibles as they participate in an official C2E2 panel for all things Mortal Kombat. Learn about the history of the game, the latest new collectibles for the property and also catch commentary from special guest, Daniel Pesina and other original actors from the game including Jax, Kano, Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung, Kitana and more! All actors will be signing items after the panel as well.

Additional information on Daniel Pesina is available at:

https://www.facebook.com/realjohnnycage/

For more information on a wide array of Mortal Kombat products available from Bluefin, please visit: http://bluefinbrands.com/tag/mortal-kombat/.

Diamond Select Toys Heads to C2E2

It’s that time of year again, when fans from all over head for Chicago, for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a.k.a. C2E2! Diamond Select Toys will be there as well, showing off the latest prototypes, selling some of their newest products in their store, and presenting a panel where fans can ask their deepest, darkest questions!

DST will be set up at booth #807 on the exhibit floor, with one side of the booth dedicated to display cases of upcoming products — some being seen for the first time! Marvel, DC, Pacific Rim Uprising, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and more will be on display, most available for pre-order. The other side will offer a variety of Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, Minimates, Vinimates, statues and busts. Fill some holes in your collection or try a line for the first time!

On Sunday, April 8, at 4:00 in Room 405b, representatives from Diamond Select Toys will present their line-up for 2018 in the panel “Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds.” New licenses John Wick, Sonic the Hedgehog, Aquaman, Ant-Man & The Wasp, The Predator and Avengers: Infinity War will be discussed, and a visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions.

So go visit DST at booth #807, come to their panel, or simply keep an eye on the interwebs for pictures from the show! DST will keep fans updated on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, so keep checking back!

Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo ‘Ash Williams’ Available This October

The latest entry in Kotobukiya’s Horror BISHOUJO series is the long-awaited Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn! Ash’s appearance is expertly translated into the BISHOUJO style by series illustrator Shunya Yamashita.

Reflecting the violent nature of the film, Ash’s clothes are tattered. Ash stands on an exquisitely detailed base modeled after the floor of the cabin from the film, with a decomposing hand peeking out from the cellar door. The Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is detached, allowing you to display it wherever you like. The contrast between the bold, Chainsaw-Brandishing hero and the intricate details in the craftsmanship make this BISHOUJO one you won’t want to miss!

Ash has an SRP of $89.99 and will be available in October 2018.

 

Icon Heroes Launches Kickstarter for ‘Once Upon A Time’ Rumplestiltskin Figure

‘Once Upon a Time’ might be on it’s final season, but fans of the show still have the opportunity to fill out their toy shelves with characters from the long running ABC series.  A first wave of figures were released in summer 2017 which included the Evil Queen, Hook, Robin Hood, and Emma Swan. A second wave was planned that was to include Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Snow White, and Prince Charming.  With the TV series wrapping up, there’s not adequate retailer support for these to hit stores, but Icon Heroes is giving fans the opporunity to ‘save the line’ via a Kickstarter campaign. Starting with Rumplestiltskin, Icon Heroes will let fans directly fund the figure at just $25 for the figure. This highly detailed figure stands approximately 6 inch tall with about 14 points of articulation. It will come with the dark one dagger and a BONUS interchangeable Mr. Gold head. You can find their kickstarter campaign here.  

Eaglemoss Introduces New Ripley Figurine and Alien Day Sweepstakes

She’s arguably the most beloved character from the Alien movie franchise – at least among the humans. She’s certainly the most badass. Now she’s finally back where she belongs – together with her USCSS Nostromo crewmates and xenomorphs of every size, shape and disposition in the Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss Collections. This is the 1:16 scale figurine fans and collectors have been asking for – and Eaglemoss is thrilled to introduce the original Lt. Ellen Ripley to the collection just in time for this year’s Alien Day. The annual celebration of all things Alien related is held on April 26th and commemorates LV-426, the moon of the planet where the Alien saga began.

Ripley’s arrival also coincides with the start of this year’s “Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway.” This easy-to-enter online sweeps (shop.eaglemoss.com/usa/alienday2018) will award more than 200 prizes, including five Grand Prizes of a special edition set of large format statues – the 12.5” Mega Xenomorph and the 13.5” Mega Predator. Ten First Prize winners will receive a complete set of figurines from the original Alien consisting of Ripley, Dallas, Parker, Lambert, Brett, Kane and, of course, the original Xenomorph.

Additional prizes include pairs of figures from the Alien & Predator Figurine Collection and officially licensed Alien & Predator Collection T-shirts. Winners will be selected and announced on Alien Day, April 26, 2018.

For official rules and to enter, fans are asked to go to shop.eaglemoss.com/usa/alienday2018. Once there, they can simply provide their name and valid e-mail address and they’re in! No purchase is necessary to enter the Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway.

The promotion is meant to drive fan attention to the Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection, the most extensive range of classic characters and creatures ever assembled from the Alien, Predator, AVP and Prometheus movie franchises. Officially authorized by Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products, each figure is presented in realistic detail at 1:16 scale (about 5-1/2 inches tall) and in an
iconic pose taken right from the movies. The collection is available by subscription, in leading comic shops and online at shop.eaglemoss.com. At the online shop, fans will enjoy 15% off all regular issue figurines from the collection, plus an additional 20% off with the purchase of 2 or more Alien and Predator items and use of the code ALIEN.

Jabba’s Sail Barge Meeting Funding Goal In Advance of Deadline

HasLab’s first crowdfunding project, the Khetanna (Jabba’s Sail Barge) can now officially be considered a success, as the project has surpassed the minimum number of backers needed for the product to move into production. In fact, with three days still left in it’s funding campaign the Sail Barge is sitting with over 5700 backers. Of course, if you haven’t backed the barge yet you still have until 11:59 PM EST on April 3, 2018 to join the project. The HasLab site is here.

With the HasLab premise validated, stay tuned to see what Hasbro has up their sleeves next for their crowd sourcing platform.

Eaglemoss Lets Fans Build Their Own DeLorean and Score a Pair of Movie Tickets

Thanks to its star turn in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the iconic Back to the Future DeLorean is back! Now old and new fans alike have a chance to once again see this iconic time machine in action. But if just seeing the DeLorean on the big screen isn’t enough, Eaglemoss is offering you the chance to build your own. And, for a limited time, you can not only start building your DeLorean, but also nab a free ticket to the movies.

Via their unique subscription model, Eaglemoss Collections enables collecollectors, die-cast enthusiasts and hobbyists to literally Build the Back to the Future DeLorean! Subscribing fans get regularly delivered plans, parts and behind-the-scenes insights with which to easily assemble a perfect 1/8-scale die-cast replica of the DeLorean DMC-12 as featured in the original Back to the Future – or customized to reflect the modifications made for the sequels.

The car builds up issue after issue and is over 20” long, with metal body panels, gullwing doors and a wealth of working lights. No detail has been overlooked. All of Doc Brown’s modifications and personal touches have been reproduced inside and out – from the light up flux capacitor and folding seats to the rear end reactor and mess of cables on the floor.

Fans who visit www.deloreanbuildup.com may subscribe risk-free for the special introductory price of only $1.95 for the first two issues and parts kits – including free shipping. The next four issues and parts kits will be delivered monthly for only $10.95 plus $1.95 shipping per issue. Subscribers are also eligible to receive exclusive gifts worth over $95 and may cancel any time.

As an added incentive, the first 100 new subscribers will also receive a free pair of tickets to see the movie of their choice in theaters – including a certain blockbuster featuring a guest appearance by a certain automotive time machine!

Kidrobot Offers Latest Female Artist Art Figure Series Care Bear – Jordan Elise Perme’s Share Bear

If sharing is truly caring, then Share Bear may just be the best of the lot! Kidrobot is excited to present the last two art figures in the Care Bears Female Artist Art Figure Series. The Care Bears Share Bear Art Figures were designed in two individual color ways by the female artist behind Horrible Adorables and winner of Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Designer Toy Awards, Jordan Elise Perme.

“Being a part of this series is a dream! Not only for the fact that Care Bears is one of my all time favorite childhood shows, but I also deeply admire all the other women chosen for this series. I’m proud to show off my art in a male dominated field, because my perspective and style is innately unique. It’s formed from my experiences of being a creative woman and I think my voice as an artist is worth hearing. There may currently be less women in the scene, but celebrating female artists through series like these will help encourage more young girls to pursue the arts.” – Jordan Elise Perme

The Kidrobot.com exclusive purple version, limited to 200 pieces worldwide, and the playful green version of these high quality vinyl art figures are sculpted to portray Horrible Adorables iconic and signature felted scale style that adorns most of their creations. Get these both today! You can shop the entire Kidrobot Care Bears catalog here.

Sabretooth Joins Marvel: Contest of Champions

Kabam’s Marvel: Contest of Champions keeps adding more and more characters. The most recent addition to the app is Sabretooth.

If you’re not a Marvel Comics pro Sabretooth, Victor Creed is Wolverine’s half-brother. Like Wolverine, Sabretooth possesses rapid regeneration and enhanced senses, but contrary to Wolverine, Sabretooth embraces the more savage qualities of his mutation. He is a vicious assassin, responsible for numerous deaths as a mercenary, and sometimes, for his own pleasure.

You can see more about Sabretooth’s in game stats here and if you’re not playing Marvel: Contest of Champions you can grab it now for Android or iOS.

Just 5 Days Left to Back Jabba’s Sail Barge

During this year’s Toy Fair, Hasbro launched the HasLab crowdfunding platform and their first project, Jabba’s Sail Barge, is in the final stretch with just five days left for backers to join in. Hasbro has sent over another picture that provides some perspective on just how massive this vehicle is going to be.

With 4400 backers already committed to the Sail Barge (as of this writing), just another 600 are needed in the next 5 days for the Khetanna to go into production and end up in your collection in 2019. You can see all the details and join the project at Haslab’s site.

The TRANSFORMERS Face Their Greatest Enemy Ever In This Summer’s IDW Event Series TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON

The fate of all worlds are at stake, as the world-eating menace Unicron has set his sights on Cybertron, home of the TRANSFORMERS robots, and next in line… EARTH! A bi-weekly six issue event titled TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON arrives this July and will bring about the end of the TRANSFORMERS universe as we know it. As Optimus Prime gathers his defense against this monstrous threat, it might be too little too late.
 
Veteran TRANSFORMERS creators John Barber (Optimus Prime) and Alex Milne (More Than Meets The Eye) are joined by colorist Sebastian Cheng (Revolution) to tell the epic conclusion to the current TRANSFORMERS comic book universe.
 
TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a culmination of the years of TRANSFORMERS comics I’ve been a part of… and the conclusion of one of the longest continued narrative in TRANSFORMERS history” said Barber. “This is a story of heroism in the face of impossible odds; of a reckoning for an entire universe. I couldn’t be luckier than to have Alex [Milne] right here with me on this—if you know Alex, you know nobody puts more into the TRANSFORMERS than he does, and nowhere before has he drawn drama, action, and pathos at this scale. Tying it all together is the incredible palette of Sebastian Cheng. We’ve never held back before on our TRANSFORMERS comics, but this time we’re pushing ourselves—and each other—harder than ever.”
 
TRANSFORMERS mainstays from the past 12 years will be providing variant covers for the series, including Andrew GriffithNick Roche, and many more. Additionally, legendary comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz will be reinterpreting his classic cover to TRANSFORMERS #1 as a special variant, along with a new cover by Francesco Francavilla.
 
“TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a grand finale to the past 12 years of TRANSFORMERS comics at IDW and to really celebrate that and to celebrate the people who have made it such an amazing ride, we’re getting some amazing, beloved artists to contribute to what I’m sure will be our biggest—literally—TRANSFORMERS story ever,” said David Mariotte, Associate Editor. “This is an event years in the making and one that only works because of the years fans and creators have invested in the comic.” 
 
The action kicks off on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, with the #0 issue by the series creative; available for free at comic shops across the country. Don’t miss the world-ending first chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event!

Infinity War Minimates In Comic Shops Now

War has arrived! The first Diamond Select Toys products based on Avengers: Infinity War have reached comic shops, with many more on the way! The opening salvo is the Marvel Minimates box set, which went on sale this week, and pre-orders are now open for an assortment of Minimates two-packs. Pre-orders are also open for a variety of PVC Dioramas, action figures and resin statues based on the film! Read on for details, then reserve yours through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! Look for more products and images in the near future!

On sale now at your local comic shop, the Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Box Set includes Iron Man in his Mark 50 armor, Thanos with his Infinity Gauntlet, and two exclusive figures – Black Widow with her batons and staff, and the Winter Soldier with his weapon! The box set has an suggested retail price of $24.99.

Adding to the Avengers line-up, Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Series 1 was once a Toys”R”Us exclusive, but is now only available at comic shops! Three two-packs include Iron Man with Thanos, Hulk with Spider-Man, and the comic-shop-exclusive Rocket with Adolescent Groot! Each has an SRP of $9.99. Reserve your set today with your local comic shop!

Also available for pre-order:

Marvel Gallery Avengers Infinity War PVC Dioramas

A Diamond Select Toys release! These 9-inch scale sculptures of the Avengers from the new movie Avengers: Infinity War feature detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Each PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Black Widow PVC Diorama        SRP: $45.00

Doctor Strange PVC Diorama     SRP: $45.00

Captain America PVC Diorama  SRP: $45.00

Thanos PVC Diorama    SRP: $45.00

Thor PVC Diorama        SRP: $45.00

Marvel Premier Collection Avengers Infinity War Resin Statues

A Diamond Select Toys release! These resin statues of the Avengers as they appear in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War are approximately 12-inch scale, and feature high-quality sculpting and paint details. Each statue is limited to a production run of 3,000 pieces, and each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.

Spider-Man Resin Statue SRP: $150.00

Thor & Rocket Resin Statue SRP: $150.00

Marvel Milestones Avengers Infinity War Resin Statues

Upgraded from the Premier Collection to the Milestones series, this 20-inch resin statue is limited to only 1,000 pieces. Each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.

Hulkbuster Resin Statue            SRP: $300.00

Marvel Select Avengers Infinity War Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! These 7-inch scale action figures of the Avengers are based on their appearances in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War. Each features approximately 16 points of articulation with interchangeable parts and accessories, and comes packaged in the full-color, display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Spider-Man Action Figure          SRP: $24.99

Captain America Action Figure   SRP: $24.99

Thor with Groot Action Figure     SRP: $24.99

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