Funko’s Latest Additions to Specialty Series – Star Wars Rose Pop! and Thundercats Jaga Dorbz

Each month Funko announces two exclusives, one Pop! and one Dorbz that are only available as part of their Specialty Series and only available at limited retail establishments. This month’s new Pop! exclusive is Rose in First Order disguise from The Last Jedi and the Dorbz is Jaga from Thundercats. Check both out below and look for them in your favorite local comic or specialty shop this January.

Mezco’s First SDCC 2017 Exclusive: Mega Scale Lion-O with Light-Up Eyes

This Summer Exclusive Lion-O features a light-up element that recreates his fiery glowing eyes as seen in the television series. Activating the discreet switch hidden on the back of his head causesLion-O’s eyes to blaze with the Sight Beyond Sight. 
This mega scale figure measures over 14″ tall from the top of his head to the soles of his Thunderian boots. Featuring 7 points of articulation this mega figure is carefully detailed, perfectly capturing not only the iconic look of Lion-O as he appeared in the classic television series, but the essence, of Lion-O as he proudly raises the mystic Sword of Omens towards the heavens and roars out “Thundercats, Ho!”
Mezco’s Mega Scale Lion-O Summer Exclusive Variant comes complete with:
  • Open mouth roaring head featuring light-up eyes
  • Removable Claw Shield
  • Sword of Omens (long version)
  • Sword of Omens (short version) 
Lion-O is packaged in a collector friendly window box that allows him to watch over Thundera without having to remove him from his package.

This Summer Exclusive Mega Scale Lion-O Light-Up Eyes Variant is only available through the Mezco Toyz website link  here and at the Mezco Toyz SDCC booth # 3445

Another Round of Mattel SDCC Exclusives Revealed in USA Today

SDCC 2016 logoMattel today revealed a second round of SDCC exclusives via a story in USA Today. These (and the first batch of products) will be available pre-order at from June 17 through June 26 for everyone (All Access). Orders must be picked up in person at San Diego Comic-Con. Products will also be available for purchase at the convention.

See below for the exclusives revealed today.

Thundercats Wily Kit and Wily Kat – $60

DC Suicide Squad Set – $40

Includes the Joker and his henchman Panda Man in cereal box packaging

Suicide Squad Hot Wheels Car – $25

A Harley Quinn Hot Wheels car is suspended in the package, inspired by the ‘Suicide Squad’ movie

DC Super Hero Girls Katana – $40

Previously announced she made her debut in the USA Today article. Katana includes her iconic katana or choose from the three shuriken, the two sai, a sheathed tanto and a naginata. A matching display stand, which also holds her sword, is also included.

50th Anniversary Star Trek Hot Wheels Tribute – $20

This tribute to Leonard Nimoy includes a small Spock figure and a replica of Leonard Nimoy’s 1964 Buick Riviera he would drive to the set.

WWE Shockmaster – $30

Recreate a infamous moment in pro wrestling history with this figure.

Daredevil vs. Punisher Hot Wheels Set – $30

Fans of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series will appreciate this set featuring the two battling heroes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kubros Leonardo Vs. Bebop – $25

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kubros Michelangelo vs. Rocksteady – $25





Four Additional Mezco SDCC Exclusives Revealed

SDCC 2016 logoMezco started revealing their SDCC exclusives over the weekend and kept the ball rolling today with the reveal of four additional exclusives. Here they are along with their description’s from Mezco’s site.

One:12 Collective Armored Batman

Armored Batman has light up eyes — I think everyone expected that but still we are pretty damn proud of it. Also, components of his armor are cast in real metal, not die-cast metal, REAL metal.

Oh, and speaking of metal, he comes with his anti-Superman weapon of choice — a REAL metal kryptonite spear.

Batman is geared in his cloth outfit underneath his armor just as seen in the film. He includes 3 sets of hands and his heavy-duty grapple gun (different from his standard release version).

Living Dead Dolls Rain – Resurrection Series

From the funeral sky she descends, from the darkness she arrives. A fan favorite and grail doll to legions, this summer sees the Resurrection of Rain.

Continuing in our single Doll Resurrection series, Rain was an easy choice for us when it came time to develop another beloved character for this deluxe edition. Rain is such a personal doll that we wanted to stay true to the characters original concept, while still giving her an updated look. She comes cloaked in a simple gown with feathery wings of ghostly white. Upon her head sits a crown of thorns leaving marks of the pain she endured streaming down her forehead and crimson tears that leak from her glass-like eyes.

This is the first time any variation has been made of Rain. She is one of the most sought after Living Dead Dolls ever produced. Here is your chance to own her Resurrected. Don’t miss out!

Thundercats Phasing Tygra

Heeding the call of the Sword Of Omens, Tygra’s eyes flare as he sees the ThunderCats signal projected in the sky. He’s off, across the battlefield, bolas in hand. The Mutants think they have him. They out number him twenty-to-one and they all have weapons of stone and metal, all he has is his whip — and his wits. He jumps, seems to flicker in mid air, and then he’s gone from sight. Before they know what’s happening, an invisible assailant is dismantling their forces from within their midst. Moments later, the mutants are in a heap, with no clue what hit them. Tygra phases to visibility again and smirks.

We’re proud to present our convention exclusive phasing variant of Tygra, from our Mega Scale ThunderCats line.

One:12 Collective Classic Captain America

Another one of our Con Exclusives this year is the One:12 Classic Captain America figure and he has some cool features that will only be available with this version.

Let’s start with the classic color palette of his uniform: with bright, bold reds, whites, and blues and scalloped chest armor, there is no mistaking that this is the version of Captain America that is from days past.

Cap features a completely new head sculpt of his retro winged helmet and comes with an alternate unmasked head. He of course comes with his trusty shield (which some would argue defies the laws of physics), a boot knife which sheaths nicely in his, well…boot, a shield harness, and a bunch of different hands for posing, fighting, and throwing his star spangled disc.

Aside from all of that, this version comes with even more. There are strong micro magnets embedded in his upper gloves and harness that connect with a magnet in the underside of his shield. Most importantly, he comes in a deluxe round tin package with his shield insignia printed on the top. Open the tin case and you will find the super soldier transformation chamber where through the magic of lenticular animation you can see Steve Rogers change from scrawny weakling to heroically large proportions right before your eyes.

All of these exclusives will be available for pre-order starting June 8th 2016 and you can find them all right here. They will, of course, also be available at the show at the Mezco booth.

Toy Fair 2015 – Mezco

tf15-tnGoing into the Mezco booth, I knew to be amazed by their new 6″ Batman, Mutant and Judge Dredd figures.  All the amazing press these figures have gotten looks to be well deserved…these figures were fantastic.

However, a couple of other products were trying to steal the spotlight, the largest new debut was a huge Bugs Bunny figure. Based on his earlier appearances, he features a spot on likeness to everyone’s favorite rabbit. I was also taken with the mother from Psycho…a completely unexpected figure, which made it all the better.

Finally there’s even a surprise for Thundercats fans, after a little bit of a break, Mezco’s Mega scale line is continuing with the announcment of a Tigra figure. See these, and everything else below.

Mezco To Reveal New ThunderCats Figures At Toy Fair? is reporting that Mezco will be debuting ThunderCats figure(s) at New York Toy Fair next month. This would be a return to ThunderCats for Mezco, who’s last ThunderCats release was the Mega Scale Cheetara in 2013.  figu be again releasing figures based on the ThunderCats property. Mezco’s last mega scale ThunderCats figure was released in 2013. There are no details as to if this new release will be a continuation of the Mega Scale figures or be in a different scale (such as the One:12 Collective). Keep checking back with AwesomeToyBlog for toy fair coverage for ThunderCats and all your favorite lines starting February 14th. Thanks to Mark at for the heads up on this news.


This Week From Diamond Select Toys…

dst-logo1 This week Diamond Select Toys serves up 3 new sets of minimates on the rocks – Star Trek: The Next Generation rocks, even. Read below and check out the gallery of all the cool new things available at your local comic and online retailers from Diamond Select Toys.


Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates 2-Pack
Snootchie bootchies! Jay and Silent Bob have been in movies, comic books and cartoons, but you’ve never seen them like this! This new two-pack of full-color Minimates mini-figures depicts the dynamic duo as they appear in Kevin Smith’s feature film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features interchangeable parts. (SRP $9.99, ITEM #SEP131915)

Lost in Space Dr. Smith and B9 Robot Minimates 2-Pack
From the furthest reaches of space come the coolest Minimates of all! Based on the classic sci-fi TV show Lost in Space, these two-inch mini-figures of the famous Robot B-9 and fan-favorite stowaway Dr. Zachary Smith feature interchangeable parts and accessories, including a laser pistol and three interchangeable Dr. Smith heads! (SRP $9.99, ITEM #SEP131919)

Star Trek TNG Silicone Tray
Open your own Ten-Forward with the newest silicone tray from DST! With the Federation insignia and the famous outline of the USS Enterprise-D, this tray is perfect for casting up ice, chocolate and gelatin in the shapes of your favorite sci-fi series. Transport snacktime into the 24th century! (SRP $14.99, ITEM #JUL131818)

ThunderCats Ho! Minimates Box Set
An Icon Heroes Release! The Thundercats are back in an all-new, Previews-exclusive box set inspired by the classic TV-movie ThunderCats, Ho! This time, the newly discovered Thunderians take the spotlight, as Lynx-O, Pumyra and Bengali face off with the evil Ratar-O! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, and this set also includes a non-poseable figurine of Ro-Bear Bert! (SRP $19.99, ITEM #MAY131781)

New Thundercats Minimates in ‘Thundercats Ho!’ Box Set

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys sent out an update on a new box set of Thundercats minimates, featuring characters from the 1985 5-part movie “ThunderCats Ho!”. These characters include the blacksmith Bengali, the healer Pumyra, the sightless Lynx-O, the Berbil Ro-Bear Bert and finally the Mutant Commander Ratar-O. With the exception of the unarticulated minifigure of Ro-Bear Bert, these 2″ figures feature a ton of articulation and detail. This box set is available to all comic shops and specialty store retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog and is available now for pre-order, the set will ship in the fall.


Series 3 of Thundercats Minimates In Stock at ActionFigureXpress

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys has shared updated photos of the 3rd series of Thundercats Minimates from Icon Heroes, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum. This third series is now in stock at Action Figure XPress and includes Tigra, Cheetara, Wilykit and Wilykat, as well as a mini-figure of RoBear Bill. These figures are available here, and check out the images below and stay tuned for the 4th series of Thundercats minimates.

Game Review: Thundercats for Nintendo DS

A few weeks ago the Thundercats game was released for the Nintendo DS by Bandai-Namco. Obviously I’ve been sitting on this review and frankly, the game isn’t very good. The story stars off promisingly enough, setting a stage where the lizard army is attacking Thundera and General Grune betrays the cats – similar to the pilot of the animated series reboot. Unfortunately, as soon as you start to play the game, the fun is pretty much over.

The game is a simple 2D side-scrolling platform game where you primarily play as Lion-O. No complaints there, I’ve played plenty of great 2D scrollers, and being Lion-O armed with the Sword of Omens fighting Mumm-Ra and an army of lizards could be a blast. It could be, but it’s not. The graphics and music are dated, I’ll assume they were targeting for a retro-vibe and just didn’t get there. That’s kinder than to assume that these were the best graphics and music they could come up with.

Gameplay is boring and repetitive. Clearly the designers ascribed to the philosophy that “more is more” since you simply go through stage after stage fighting a seemingly endless number of identical enemies with the same attack over and over and over again. In some games this amounts to mindless fun – here it is just mindless. Throughout game play some variety is introduced as you can have characters drop in and help, but it’s not enough to save the game. On top of the boring gameplay, the mechanics of the game are sloppy and Lion-O is difficult to control. The good news is, you’ll want to quit playing before the poor mechanics really start to bother you.

I’ll stop here, actually, which is about where I stopped in the game. I went far enough to really realize I wasn’t having fun, despite the fact that I really wanted it. It’s disappointing and unfortunate that this game is the final product to come from Bandai’s Thundercats reboot, it certainly didn’t end on a high note. Instead of this game, you should grab yourself a set of the Icon Heroes Thundercats minimates – you’ll have a lot more fun with those.



Third series of Thundercats Minimates due this Spring

Icon Heroes posted images of the third series of Thundercats Minimates today. This series, due this Spring includes Tygra, Cheetara, Wilykit, Wilykat and the Ro-Bear Berbil Bill. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery below.

Thundercats reboot over

The fine folks at Toy News International reported today that the Thundercats reboot, both animated series and toy line, are officially done. This isn’t a huge surprise, given how the animated series has been in limbo for some time. In addition to the Bandai toy line ending, they confirm that the statues from Pop Culture Shock have also been cancelled. The status of Mezco’s mega-scale figures and Icon Heroes (with help from Diamond Select Toys) Thundercats Minimates are unknown.

Alpha Flight and Thundercats Minimates at NYCC

Our friends at Diamond Select Toys sent out an announcement of two NYCC exclusives minimate sets available at Action Figures Xpress ( The first set is an Alpha Flight 4-pack featuring Sasquatch, Aurora, Snowbird and Shaman.

The second exclusive, offered by Icon Heroes with the cooperation of Diamond Select Toys,  is a second Thundercats set – this time featuring the four main Mutants: Slithe, Monkian, Jackalman and Vultureman. Each comes with a signature weapon, and Vultureman even comes with one of his robotic Wolfrats!

Check out both sets below.

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