Funko Introduces New Ghostbusters Pop! Vinyl

funko logoAn all new Ghostbusters crew is set to hit theaters this summer and Funko has lined up an all new series of Pop!s to support the film that are due in June. Characters included in the release are the four Ghostbusters: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. Also lined up are Kevin, and the ghosts Gertrude Eldridge and Rowan’s Ghost.

Look for these in all your favorite Funko retailers this summer.

New This Week From Diamond Select Toys: Joker, Thor, Catwoman & Superman

dst-logo1Each week, Diamond Select Toys delivers some of the coolest new toys and collectibles into comic shops everywhere. This week, Diamond Select Toys is shipping out two new resin busts from the DC Animated line – The Joker and Superman – and two new resin statues from the Premier Collection – TV’s Catwoman and a classic Thor. Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop, or order from your favorite online retailer!

 

Batman Classic TV Premier Collection Catwoman Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! When the bat’s away, the cat will play! Continuing DST’s Premier Collection, this resin statue captures Catwoman, from the Batman Classic TV Series, in all of her seductively dominating majesty! Wearing her famous black catsuit, Catwoman (as played by Julie Newmar) points imperiously at an underling, perhaps ordering him to deal harshly with intruders! Measuring approximately 12″ tall on her pedestal base, this statue is limited to just 1,966 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #OCT152200, SRP: $150.00)

Batman The Animated Series Joker Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Clown Prince of Crime joins DST’s line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series! With a fan of cards in one hand and a toy pistol in the other, this bust of The Joker is not just playing around, and is a spot-on representation of the character as he appears in the classic animated series.  Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust is packaged in a full-color window box, with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV152178, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Premier Collection Thor Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Thou shalt not pass… without checking out this statue! The second full-size resin statue in the all-new Marvel Premier Collection is none other than Thor, God of Thunder! Based on a famous 1969 cover image, Thor wears his timeless classic outfit and swings his hammer as if preparing to hurl it skyward. Crouching on a circular base designed to represent Bifrost, the rainbow bridge of Asgard, this approximately 9″ statue of Thor is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certficate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #OCT152201, SRP: $150.00)

Superman The Animated Series Superman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of DC Animated resin busts continues, with the second offering from Superman: The Animated Series – Superman himself! Captured in the timeless animated style, the Last Son of Krypton stands approximately 6 inches tall, striking an action pose atop a pedestal inspired by the art-deco architecture of Metropolis. Packaged in a full-color box, the bust includes a certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV152179, SRP: $59.99)

The One:12 Collective – Frankenstein Now Available for Pre-Order

Mezco Logo 2Quite possibly the most iconic of monsters, Frankenstein was introduced to audiences in 1931. Portrayed by legendary actor Boris Karloff as a terrifying yet misunderstood and tormented creature, Universal’s Frankenstein monster has gripped moviegoer’s imaginations ever since.
Universal’s Frankenstein is now getting the One:12 Collective treament from Mezco and they’ve captured the creature’s terrifying look on a One:12 Collective body. The final product captures the look and spirit of the character as he appeared in the legendary film.
The One:12 Collective Frankenstein features:
  •  Accurate real fabric clothing
  • Hyper-realistic portraits
  •  Highly articulated body
  • Character specific sutured forearms
  • Film accurate asphalt spreader boots
The accessories included Included with this figure are:
  • Standard head
  • Angry head
  • Posing hands with attached forearms (L&R)
  • Grasping hands with attached forearms (L&R)
  • Functioning shackles with real metal chain
  • Display base with posing post
Frankenstein is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box which is designed for collector’s covenience as it allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.
Frankenstein joins the Collective in September / October and is available for pre-order at from Mezco directly.
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StickUp Monsters Offers ToyCon UK Exclusive Wananeko

Javier Jiménez of StickUp Monsters has teamed up with Martian Toys and will be offering a few exclusives and a totally new resin figure at this years’ ToyCon UK.

A ToyCon UK exclusive colorway of Wananeko will be released at the event. Factory painted in different shades of brown, the STRAY Wananeko stands 14cm tall and comes with an alternate weapon: the Ghost Blaster.
The figure includes a header card illustrated by the talented artist Pedro Delgado, aka Kid Kaos.

A very limited run of 3 hand painted Wananeko figures will be also available: the Outlaw Wananeko. Featuring his Ghost Blaster, a cloth poncho and a cowboy hat, this badass yokai cat is looking for some furniture to use for target practice!

All these items and a totally new resin mini size figure to be announced in the following days will be available at booth No. 11-12 at the ToyCon UK.

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 2.5 Revealed as Series 2 Hits Walgreens

dst-logo1The Marvel Animated Universe is expanding at Walgreens. With Series 2 of Marvel Animated Minimates shipping to stores now, Diamond Select Toys is ready to officially announce Series 2.5 of the Walgreens-exclusive mini-figure line! The all-new assortment features two-packs from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man,including Super Heroes, Super Villains and the first-ever Minimates of the Squadron Supreme!

Series 2.5 will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:

  • From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Thor will come packaged with the Squadron Supreme’s Nighthawk. This is the first Minimate of Nighthawk ever made! Thor will include an alternate hair piece and his hammer Mjolnir, and Nighthawk will feature a removable mask.
  • Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Iron Man faces off with the Squadron’s Power Princess. This is the first poseable figure of Power Princess ever made in any toy line! Both characters’ helmets are removable, and Power Princess will include her hammer and an alternate hair piece.
  • From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, SHIELD Armor Spider-Man comes with his teammate Power Man! Spider-Man comes with a blaster, and Power Man includes an alternate head with a new facial expression.
  • Also from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, the medieval hero Spyder-Knight teams up with Man-Thing, one of SHIELD’s Howling Commandos. These are the first Spyder-Knight and Man-Thing Minimates ever made!

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot to support dynamic poses.

Look for Series 2.5 to arrive in all Walgreens stores in summer 2016.

Series 2 is shipping to stores now, with Gamora and Drax from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy; Iron Spider and Taskmaster from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man; and Black Widow, Thanos, Dark Thor and Dark Iron Man from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble! Find your nearest store at Walgreens.com.

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Dark Horse Comics Giving Away a Trip to SDCC

Dark Horse LogoHave you ever wanted to attend the greatest pop culture event in the world? Well, Dark Horse Comics is now giving you the chance to party in style at San Diego Comic-Con!

To celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, we are offering a trip to San Diego Comic-Con that includes:

• Two (2) four-day passes (July 21–24)
• VIP access to Dark Horse events and activities
• VIP wristbands for all ticketed Dark Horse booth signings
• Hotel room for four days and three nights
• Round-trip travel for two to San Diego, California
• $300 spending money
• One (1) Dark Horse Comic-Con exclusive of your choice

And what do you have to do to win all this, you ask? Simple: take a five-minute survey about your interests in comics and pop culture! That’s it! There’s nothing to buy!

To the many fans and readers who have been with us over our thirty years in business, we want to give something back to all those who have supported us along the way. And what’s a better way to say thank you than an all expense paid trip to San Diego Comic-Con? So come help Dark Horse Comics ring in thirty years by taking our quick survey and letting us know a little bit more yourself and you may be heading to Comic-Con International this July!

The sweepstakes opens on April 4, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (PT) and closes on May 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Winner will be announced June 3, 2016. All official rules, regulations, and details are available online.

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Best Fiends x Kidrobot Medium Plush Available Now

kidrobot tnFrom the hit game, Best Fiends, Kidrobot presents “Gordon” the scorpion, “Bo” the slug and “Quincy” the spider in medium plush form! Kidrobot’s plush is made with lush materials and features embroidered details. With Kidrobot’s Best Fiends plush, you can now enjoy your favorite characters from the game in huggable fashion!

The Best Fiends medium plush are available now at on Kidrobot.com for $19.99 each. Check them out below.

RiffTrax Announces Complete Cast MST3K Reunion

rifftrax logoFor RiffTrax’s 10th Anniversary we are putting together a LIVE Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reunion including the entire principal cast of the beloved TV show!  This reunion will include:
  • Michael J. Nelson (Mike Nelson)
  • Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo)
  • Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot)
  • Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank)
  • Trace Beaulieu (Dr. Clayton Forrester, Crow T. Robot)
  • Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester)
  • Bridget Nelson (Nuveena, Mr. B Natural)
Newly announced today were the creator and original MST3K host Joel Hodgson, plus the new host of the revived program Jonah Ray.
The RiffTrax Kickstarter has made this all possible, and with 6 days left there’s still plenty of time to pick up RiffTrax rewards. You can find their Kickstarter here.
The RiffTrax LIVE: MST3K Reunion show will be broadcast live into movie theaters nationwide June 28th.  Tickets will be available on April 15th here: http://RiffTrax.com/MST3KReunion.
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Spy Monkey Creations Introduces ‘Battle Tribes: Weapons & Warriors’

spymonkey tnSpy Monkey Creations Inc, creators of the Weaponeers of Monkaa, are proud to unveil their new brand, Battle Tribes: Weapons & Warriors. Battle Tribes is a new 2.5” action figure line compatible with Onell Design’s innovative Glyos System of interchangeable articulation.

“I wanted to take Spy Monkey in a new direction with our new brand. So I tried to imagine what kind of action figure line I would have wanted as a kid growing up in the early 1980’s,” explains Spy Monkey Inc President Jeremy Sung. “The result was Battle Tribes, a series inspired by the sword and sorcery fantasy adventure genre combined with the pocket-sized fun and interchangeability of the Glyos System. If all goes according to plan, this first wave will be the beginning of a whole world of Battle Tribes products.”

The debut assortment of Battle Tribes includes 4 action figure & accessory sets with deluxe paint apps. Each figure has 10 points of interchangeable articulation and includes removable armor, 3 weapons, shield and 5 bonus heads, a total of 21 Glyos compatible parts, allowing consumers to build their own tribes and create their own adventures!

Characters in wave 1 include:

Savage Adventurer – Fearless barbarian hero. US$15.00
Nomadic Orc – Bestial green-skinned wanderer. US$15.00
Cyclops Ice Raider – Mysterious marauder with the power of ice. US$15.00
Crimson Spikesaurian – Powerful primeval dino warrior. US$15.00

Unpainted solid color Tribe Builder DIY sets will also be available

Tribe Builder Pale Flesh US$10.00
Tribe Builder Orcskin Green US$10.00
Tribe Builder Ice Blue US$10.00
Tribe Builder Crimson US$10.00
Battle Tribes: Weapons & Warriors Wave 1 will go on sale at 6:00pm PST, Friday April 8th, 2016 in the Spy Monkey Creations Webstore. Visit Spy Monkey Creations Inc on Facebook to keep up with all the latest Battle Tribes news and announcements!

Funko Announces DC Pop! Home and New Five Nights At Freddy’s Product

funko logoFunko today announced the addition of DC to their Pop! Home line. First up will be a series of Pop! mugs, out in August. These mugs hold up to 12 oz. and will include the Pop! likeness of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin.

Also announced today were new products from the popular horror game, Five Nights At Freddy’s. In May you’ll be able to pick up Five Nights at Freddy’s pens, six different character pens will be available. Also available in May will be Funko’s first ever acrylic water bottles and cups, each featuring Five Nights at Freddy’s art work.

Check these all out below and find them at a store near you.

Entertainment Earth Celebrates 20th Anniversary

EE LogoToday’s a big day for AwesomeToyBlog sponsor (and one of my personal favorite online stores) Entertainment Earth as they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary. On April 1, 1996, Aaron and Jason Labowitz launched Entertainment Earth.
Since its website first went live 20 years ago, Entertainment Earth has distinguished itself as the authoritative source for toys and collectibles, offering tens of thousands of unique items available for order and pre-order at any given time. With a staff of experts who are themselves personal collectors, Entertainment Earth serves as the “go-to” source for the latest and greatest action figures, bobble heads, toys, gifts, and collectibles.
Entertainment Earth wasn’t always the force it is now, however; in the early days, it was staffed by just three employees in a small garage in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. But the dreams of Aaron and Jason Labowitz were far greater than the expanse of their 1996 workspace, and the company soon grew into the true powerhouse it is today, with an acclaimed warehouse and a staff of over 125 employees – and growing.
“I’m a collector myself,” says Jason Labowitz, President and Co-Founder of Entertainment Earth. “I knew in 1996 that it was impossible to have the newest action figures and toys shipped to my house, at retail prices, in mint condition, and Aaron and I decided to do something about it. We originally started this company as a one-stop source for the Star Wars action figure collector. Over the years, our dear clients have led us to apply our deep knowledge of the collector market to cover all corners of the pop culture industry. From gift buyer to fan of the latest blockbuster movie to serious collector of anything licensed, we have something for you.”
One-stop source indeed, because with the unveiling of the Entertainment Earth News site in 2014, Entertainment Earth became not only a source for finding gifts and collectibles, but also for enjoying the first scoop on hot news in the toys and pop culture industries.
Among the many successes of Entertainment Earth over the years are the conception of its wholesale division, EE Distribution, along with the formation of the company’s own manufacturing arm, Bif Bang Pow!, and its associated licensor partners.
By spearheading game-changing industry innovations such as hosting one of the first major toy booths at San Diego Comic-Con since 1997, Entertainment Earth has truly become the champion of the toys and collectibles industry. In fact, the company boasts over one million copies of the Entertainment Earth catalog mailed out to date.
Entertainment Earth is thanking its clients for 20 years by giving them a free gift with every order in the month of April, and is celebrating with various employee appreciation events, social media giveaways, and a company history video. With 20 years under its belt, the company strives to further advance its groundbreaking Mint Condition Guarantee™, Risk Free Shopping, Hassle Free 90-Day Returns, and Low-Price Guarantee with the sagacity of an impactful business in an ever-evolving industry.
Everyone here at AwesomeToyBlog wishes everyone at Entertainment Earth a very happy 20th and many more to come.

Factory Entertainment Announce Releae of Prop Replica of Leonardo’s Katana

factory_entertainment logFactory Entertainment, Inc., the Concord, California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles is pleased to announce a brand new limited edition prop replica of Leonardo’s Katana from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.

Copied directly from the original props used in the production of the film, this museum quality item has been hand-crafted to deliver a replica of exceptional collectability.

Factory Entertainment’s development team spent many hours scrutinizing the original props and production reference from the film, creating the world’s first replica of a signature weapon featured in a Ninja Turtles movie.

As a screen-accurate piece, this replica has a total length of 41.5”. The highly polished blade of the sword is forged of high-carbon steel and is gracefully curved with a kissaki point/tip with a Iaito-style dull blade edge. The hilt features a corded wrapping in Leo’s signature blue, with white reproduction ray-skin beneath and eight turtle-shaped menuki/ornaments. The tsuba/guard is cast metal and features a turtle shell motif. The pommel is also cast metal and features an embedded reproduction stone. The carved hardwood scabbard features an enamel paint outer coating and six cast metal turtle ornaments.

Factory Entertainment has this limited edition prop replica available to pre-order on its website starting today. It is also available for pre-order from AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth.

TMNT Prop Replica Katana

Mezco Presents Good Guy 15″ Chucky Doll and 4″ Chucky Figure from Child’s Play

Mezco Logo 2Mezco continues their popular Child’s Play line with two new additions, a 15″ Good Guy Chucky doll and a 5″ Chucky action figure.

Before he became possessed by the Spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” Chucky was just a harmless Good Guys figure. His face not yet scarred, his clothes not yet bloodied, Chucky appears cheerful and ready for fun. Mezco’s designers have recreated the Good Guys doll in a 15″ scale with an all new head sculpt that perfectly captures his look in the popular film series: his bright red hair, his wide-eyed innocence, and his cheerful smile. Every detail of his iconic outfit has been replicated: from his classic coveralls and shirt, to the unique imprint of the soles on his sneakers. Chucky speaks 4 movie accurate phrases when a discreetly placed button on his back is activated. Packaged in a sturdy, collector friendly die-cut window box inspired by the packaging seen in the films, the Good Guys 15inch Chucky doll is sure to become a focal point of any Chucky collection.  Good Guys 15inch Chucky Talking Doll makes his way into collections in September-October and is available for pre-order now here.

Chucky is also getting the action figure treatment as a new 5″ figure. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to his striped shirt. His glistening, insane eyes, his sneering lips, and his shocking red hair make this the most evil and iconic Chucky action figure ever. This Chucky figure features not only two film accurate weapons: a gun and knife, but two sets of arms as well. Chucky is packaged on a display friendly blister card and will be released this fall. You can pre-order him here.

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Funko Releasing Mean Girls Pop!s in May

funko logoOver the years, I’ve come to expect that almost anything can get the Pop! treatment, but there was a special kind of joy when I saw today’s announcement of Mean Girls Pop!s. This series of four Pop! vinyl figures will be released in May and include Cady and the three Plastics, Regina, Gretchen and Karen. Now the Plastics really are plastic.

See them below and the above links take you to the pre-order page on AwesomeToyBlog sponsor, Entertainment Earth. And Glen Coco – you go!

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