New This Week From Diamond Select Toys: Justice League, Marvel Ladies, Nightmare Before Christmas

The holidays are coming, and a ton of new gift ideas just arrived at your local comic shop! Diamond Select Toys has delivered potential presents to stores across North America, including items from Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel Comics, the Daredevil TV series, and the Nightmare Before Christmas! There’s something for every kind of fan, and at every kind of price! It’s the best of all worlds! Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or order from your favorite online retailer!

DC Gallery Deluxe Batman TAS Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Harley Quinn is turning 25, but you get the present! The first-ever Deluxe DC Gallery PVC Diorama celebrates Harley’s 1992 debut on Batman: The Animated Series with a new diorama of the Joker’s gal pal sitting on top of a gift-wrapped Batman – an anniversary present to Harley from her Puddin’! Measuring almost 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # APR172648, SRP: $60.00)

Justice League Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Complete the League with this all-new assortment of Vinimates vinyl figures based on the new Justice League feature film! Superman, Aquaman and Cyborg team up to take on the forces of evil in this new batch of figures from the highly anticipated movie. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a block-figure style, striking a pose straight from the movie. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Also available: Batman, Wonder Woman and the Flash!

Superman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172792, SRP: $9.99)

Aquaman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172793, SRP: $9.99)

Cyborg Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172794, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Gallery Netflix TV Elektra PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Netflix series of Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas continues with the assassin Elektra! Based on her appearance in Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, this PVC figure of Elodie Yung as Elektra stands atop a pedestal inspired by a New York City rooftop, uniting it thematically with the other Netflix releases. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting, exacting paint applications, and an authentic likeness. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #MAY172530, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Spider-Gwen Masked Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 is taking the Marvel Universe by storm, whether she’s fighting alongside other spider-heroes against the Inheritors, or playing with the Mary Janes in a battle of the bands! This 12-inch scale masked variant of our “Spider-Gwen” statue shows her alighting on a pillar, preparing to shoot a webline while balanced on one foot. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this resin statue is limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. (Item #MAY172532, SRP: $150.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Resin Busts

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Move over, elf – there’s a skeleton and a rag doll on the shelf! These highly detailed resin busts of Jack Skellington and Sally the Rag Doll from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas each measure approximately 6 inches tall and sit atop detailed bases depicting the buildings of Halloween Town. Limited to only 3,000 pieces each, they each come packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Joe Menna!

Jack Bust (Item # APR172629, SRP: $59.99)

Sally Bust (Item # APR172630, SRP: $59.99)

 

HBO and Lovepop Paper Art Team Up for Game of Thrones Collection

HBO Global Licensing and Lovepop are excited to launch a series of five exclusive paper art designs in partnership with HBO, based on the international phenomenon GAME OF THRONES.

The collection, launching today – November 29, 2017 – is a series of five designs, perfect to gift to fellow fans or to collect and display. Headlining the collection, Drogon and Daenerys brings the famed character to life, hair flowing in the wind as she rides her imposing, magnificently detailed beast. The Night King and Viserion shows the Night King riding atop Viserion, complete with unforgettable, haunting eyes, teeth and horns. Euron’s Ship is meticulously constructed from paper as only trained ship designers could build it, the Iron Throne is as intimidating as it is on the screen, and the Weirwood, recreated in classic Lovepop Slicegami™ style, is the perfect gift for any fan of the show.
 
This collaboration with HBO Global Licensing, was an eagerly sought-after one by Lovepop’s co-founder and the GOT fans on the design team. “When we think about the amazing designs we can make with paper, we get excited not just to recreate what we see around us, but also to delve into the imaginary,” said Wombi Rose, co-founder and CEO of Lovepop. “For several seasons we have admired the intrigue and  craftsmanship of GAME OF THRONES. Every day we set out to create something magical, and there is truly nothing more otherworldly than GAME OF THRONES. The sheer scale is unmatched on the small screen. We had so much fun building our paper versions of the empire, and we can’t we can’t wait for fans to experience them.”
 
The GAME OF THRONES Lovepop collaboration joins a portfolio of more than three hundred exclusive Lovepop designs, including a series of cards to honor the Beatles and hundreds of holiday offerings.
 
Drogon and Daenerys, The Night King, Euron’s Ship, Iron Throne, and Weirwood are available at Lovepop.com and at Lovepop retailers near you.

Watch DC Artists Alley’s Chis Uminga Draw The Joker

Inspired by the popular artist alley convention experience, the new cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line from DC Collectibles merges indie design with DC’s most iconic characters. The first wave of designer vinyl figures showcases illustrator Chris Uminga’s offbeat interpretations of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman and hits stores in June 2018. In a new clip released today by DC Collectibles, Uminga discusses his unique “creepy-meets-cute” art style as he draws one of his all-time favorite DC Characters, The Joker.

Following the first set of figures by Uminga, other DC Artists Alley waves debuting in 2018 include Barcelonian-bred artist, Sho Murase’s stylish designs for Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s exaggerated designs of The Joker, Batman and Harley Quinn. All waves are currently available for pre-order. Visit dccollectibles.com for purchase information.

About Chris Uminga:Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut based painter and illustrator. Chris has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons,  graffiti and low brow/outsider art in his work.

Lego Debuts Creator Expert Downtown Diner Set

Lego today introduced the all new LEGO Creator Expert ‘Downtown Diner’ set. This latest entry in the modular town features a ground floor styled after a 1950’s diner, a middle level with a gym and boxing ring and a top floor recording studio. Each of these floors include all the details you’ve come to expect from LEGO – bar stools, jukebox, weight benches, a mixing board and more.  The facade of the building features pink-and- teal Streamline Moderne styling with a large ‘DINER’ sign. Other external features include arched windows, balconies and a staircase, plus a pink convertible car and a detailed sidewalk, complete with mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and a streetlamp. This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. 

More details of the set: 

  • 6 minifigures are included: a chef, waitress, boxer, rock star, manager and a bodybuilder.
  • The 3-level Downtown Diner comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed facade with pink-and- teal Streamline Moderne styling and a large ‘DINER’ sign, external staircase, arched windows, drainpipe, balconies, decorative roofline, opening skylight and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk with a mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and an ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a pink 1950s-style convertible.
  • Ground level features 1950s downtown American diner styling with a large curved front window, red barstools, benches, jukebox, candy machine, counter, 2 soda dispensers, and a kitchen with a coffee machine, stove and a cooker hood.
  • Mid-level features a gym with a boxing ring, punching bag, weight training room, water dispenser and a wall clock.
  • Upper level features a recording studio complete with vocal booth, soundproofed walls, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet.
  • Take a ride in the stylish convertible and head for a diner where fast food and music are on the menu.
  • Accessory elements include roller skates, guitar, golden record award and a buildable barbell.
  • Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New decorated elements include a decorated door, album cover, lots of teal-colored and pink-colored elements, and a dual-face minifigure with singing and smiling expressions.
  • Special elements include new flower stalks and flower heads, plus 1×3 ‘jumper’ plates, 2×2 plate  with 2 studs and a minifigure torso with boxing gloves.
  •  Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office, 10251 Brick Bank and 10255 Assembly Square.
  • Measures over 13” (34cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

Look for the Downtown Diner set starting January 1st from Lego direct. The set has an SRP of $169.99 USD.

Funko Release Pop! Vinyl from Marvel: Contest of Champions

Funko today announced the release of a series of Pop!s based on the Marvel mobile game Mavel: Contest of Champions. The game lets you build your ultimate team of Marvel characters (news of new characters is often posted right here, you know!) and now you can grab Pop!s of some of the unique characters from the game.

This first series of Pop!s includes King Groot, Guillotine, Civil Warrior and Venompool.  A 6″ Super-sized Pop! of Howard the Duck in his ‘Duck Mech’ will also be released.

A number of exclusives are also planned. Hot Topic will release a Secret Empire version of Civil Warrior, Target will offer a scorched version of King Groot, Venompool with phone will be available only at GameStop and Punisher 2099 will be found at Walgreens.

Look for all these new Pop!s in February.

New “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls” Video Released

Popular YouTube influencer and up & coming singer, Angelic, just released her latest music video in collaboration with Hasbro called ‘Equestria Girls Forever!’. You can see the video at the end of this post.

An original song, “Equestria Girls Forever” is Angelic’s second partnership with My Little Pony as she also performs the opening theme song for the series “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls” which releases a new episode every Friday on youtube.

“Equestria Girls Forever” is available on all digital service providers in both English and Spanish.

Bluefin Announces Release of Power Rangers Megazor and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit from Bandai Shokugan

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces the release of new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shokugan collections.

Units are now available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets in time for the start of this year’s Holiday Season. Please check your favorite online and/or brick-and-mortar outlet for immediate availability. They are also available from Bluefin’s own on-line store: https://shop.bluefinbrands.com/.

The Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shokugan collections 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 Drangonzord kit, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord!

Bluefin will release the Titanus Super Mini-Pla Kit in Spring 2018 as the latest addition to the Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers line.

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. 

  • Bandai Shokugan 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 a Power Sword accessory. Enjoy the Megazord by itself or with the Dragonzord to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

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

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.”

  • Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Titanus Super Mini Pla Kit · $150.00

The 3rd release to be added to the Power Rangers Super Mini Pla series. The transformable unit may be posed in “Carrier Mode” and “Attack Mode” and is battery powered and can be combined with the Megazord and Dragonzord kits to create the imposing Ultrazord. Set for release in Spring 2018.  Additional details on the Titanus Super Mini-Pla Kit will be released early next year. 

Mezco Offers ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Stylized Figure

Mezco has announced their latest addition to their signature vinyl figure line, the leader of the Droogs, Alex from the cult classic film ‘A Clockwork Orange’. 

This 6″ vinyl figure presentas Alex in his iconic white outfit with eyeball cufflinks, suspenders, and athletic protector. He is also sporting his trademark bowler hat, walking cane and he is decked out with eyeliner and his sinister smirk as well. The figure has 12 points of articulation, allowing for a variety of dynamic poses.
 
Look for Alex in-store in Apr-Jun 2018 or pre-order today from Mezco directly.

Mezco Offers Black Friday Mystery Box

As we enter the holiday weekend, Mezco announced a special Black Friday treat – a Black Friday Mystery Box! Priced at $60, each box contains at least three of the following:

  • A One:12 Collective Figure
  • A Living Dead Doll
  • A stylized figure
  • A 12 inch figure or larger
  • A tote bag and activity book

12 randomly selected customers will receive Extra Large Mystery Boxes containing $300 worth of assorted Mezco fun!

Only 400 Mystery Boxes will be available and they go live at 9AM on 11/24/17.  You can find them only from Mezco directly (http://mezcotoyz.com/black-friday-mystery-box-2017).

Hela Joining Marvel: Contest of Champions For Thanksgiving

Tomorrow at 10AM PT, Hela will be the newest character to join Kabam’s Marvel: Contest of Champions app. Stepping right from Thor: Ragnarok, she’ll be ready to face the mightiest of heroes.

Here is Hela’s bio: A creature from a primordial and sinister era of the universe, Hela’s power is unlike anything else in the Nine Realms. Armed with the ability to unleash unlimited weapons in astounding and deadly ways, Hela seeks vengeance against those who imprisoned her eons ago, ushering in a new era of cold brutality for Asgard and the universe at large.

And her stats in the game are:

Base Stats & Abilities

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

  • Health: 14900
  • Attack: 1193
  • Max PI:

o    Without Signature: 3707

o    With Signature (99): 4559

 

Special 1: Fury of the Dead – Hela stabs for the heart of her opponent.

Special 2: Soul Breaker – Twin blades, followed by an axe hurled with immense force.

Special 3: Hand of Glory – Summoning a whirlwind of weapons, Hela unleashes a torrent of blades.

Signature Ability: Goddess of Death – As the Asgardian Goddess of Death, Hela in all but invincible, and is able to draw strength from her fallen comrades.

Mezco’s One:12 Collective Joker Now Available for Pre-Order

Since his appearance in Batman #1, the Clown Prince Of Crime has been considered not only Batman’s most lethal foe, but one of the greatest villain archetypes of all time.

The MDX Joker Figure features five uniquely expressive head portraits, including one with a sculpted hat. He is regally decked out in a newly tailored thee-piece pinstripe with a removable trench coat. The figure also comes equipped with a full complement of weapons including a classic dynamite with timer style bomb, sub-machine gun, 45 caliber gun, a knife, a folding straight razor, a crowbar, and a set of “chattering” teeth. He also includes a display base with logo and adjustable display post.

The One:12 Collective Exclusive Deluxe The Joker figure features:

  • A One:12 Collective body accurately depicting the character’s slender physical build.
  • Five (5) head portraits.
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) crowbar/knife holding hand (R)
    • One (1) switchblade holding hand (L)
    • One (1) card holding hand (R)
    • One (1) posing hand (L)
    • One (1) gun holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)

Costume:

  • Sculpted hat (affixed to head portrait)
  • Removable cloth trench coat
  • Cloth formal pinstripe suit
  • Sculpted gloves
  • Sculpted bat-symbol socks
  • Sculpted shoes

Accessories:
· One (1) crowbar
· One (1) folding straight-razor
· One (1) classic dynamite with timer style bomb
· One (1) sub-machine gun with two (2) removable magazines
· One (1) .45 caliber gun with two (2) removable magazines
· One (1) knife
· One (1) set of “chattering” teeth
· One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo

  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective MDX Deluxe Edition Joker Figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

This One:12 Collective MDX Deluxe Edition Joker Figure is exclusively available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website.

Monogram Releases New Collection of Harry Potter Goods – Mugs, Figures, Pins and More

Monogram has released a new collection of Harry Potter products that are available in stores now. Included in this collection are figural and wand key chains, mugs, blind bagged mini-figs and pins. You can check out many of the new products in the gallery below and look for these at retail including Hot Topic, Amazon, Entertainment Earth and your local comic shop.    

Diamond Select Toys’ “Black Panther” Line Up Revealed – Minimates, PVC, Marvel Select

The first Marvel Studios film of 2018 will take us deeper into the world of Wakanda, and Diamond Select Toys is getting ready to sink their claws into the amazing costumes and characters of Marvel’s Black Panther! New Marvel Minimates, Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas and a new Marvel Select action figure are all on their way, but none have been seen… until now!

First, the Black Panther conquers the Marvel Minimates universe with two assortments of two-inch mini-figures plus a box set, with exclusive characters at three retail locations!

At Walgreens, an assortment of four 2-packs will include:

  • Black Panther & M’Baku
  • Killmonger & Ulysses Klaue
  • Tactical Killmonger & Casino T’Challa (Exclusive to Walgreens)
  • Powered Up Black Panther & Everett Ross (Exclusive to Walgreens)

At Toys“R”Us, a partially shared assortment of three 2-packs will include:

  • Black Panther & M’Baku
  • Killmonger & Ulysses Klaue
  • Dora Milaje Nakia & Okoye (Exclusive to Toys”R”Us)

At comic shops and specialty stores, a box set of four characters will feature:

  •  Black Panther
  • M’Baku
  • Powered Up Killmonger (Exclusive to comic shops)
  • Shuri (Exclusive to comic shops)

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, character-appropriate accessories, and fully interchangeable parts. Each set comes packaged in a full-color window box, and all should be in stores by early 2018, with the box set hitting comic shops in December.

In the Marvel Gallery line, two new PVC dioramas will capture the hero and villain of the film, Black Panther and Killmonger. Each will stand approximately 9 inches tall, and when placed together, they can face off in a battle inspired by the film! Packaged in full color window boxes, they are in scale to other figures in the Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC lines, and both were sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Look for these dioramas to release in the spring at comic shops and specialty stores.

Finally, the king of Wakanda joins the Marvel Select action figure line, allowing you to recreate the action of the movie! This 7-inch scale action figure of T’Challa features 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with a diorama combining Wakanda’s technology and rocky terrain. It will come packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference, and it was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Coming this spring exclusively to comic shops and specialty stores! 

In the meantime, get your Thor: Ragnarok Minimates at Walgreens, Toys”R”Us and comic shops, with Marvel Gallery PVC Dioramas and Marvel Select action figures coming soon!

Win Eaglemoss Predator Figurines in the “Show Some Spine” Sweepstakes

For the ultimate Predator fans this holiday season, join the hunt on the Predator Official Fan App for ALL the Predators from ALL the movies as featured in Eaglemoss Collections’ best-selling Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection!

Every week from now until December 18th, 2017, fans and collectors can go to www.thepredator.fox and simply enter their email address and Predator Official Fan App username for a chance to be one of 20 who’ll take home one of that week’s featured Predators. Fans are encouraged to enter every week to be eligible for the weekly giveaway and be entered to win the Grand Prize of all 12 Predators in the collection – every Predator from the original Predator movie to the Predator/Alien hybrid from AVP: Requiem.

Winners will be announced via the Predator Official Fan App, also available for free download at www.thepredator.fox. Created by 20th Century Fox, the app is the best place to turn for the biggest Skull Hunters fan community, exclusive content, reviews, teasers, emojis, stickers and conversation on all things Predator.

In addition to introducing the Predator Official Fan App, the giveaway spotlights 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. 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 exclusively from Eaglemoss through subscription, online purchase as well as in leading comic shops and pop culture specialty stores.

No purchase is necessary to enter the Show Some Spine Predator Figurine Giveaway and official rules can also be found at www.thepredator.fox/showsomespineofficialrules.

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