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

Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com!

Former Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Vision & Scarlet Witch 2-Pack Now Exclusive To Entertainment Earth

With the closing of Toys R Us, the eventual home of their exclusives has been a topic of much speculation. For the Marvel Legends MCU Vision and Scarlet Witch 2-pack, Entertainment Earth has stepped up to the plate and picked up that exclusive. The listing went live today and the set is priced at $39.99.  You can see the listing here and pre-order now.

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Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Continue to Build the Firehouse

This week, construction continues at comic shops across North America, as more pieces of the Ghostbusters Firehouse arrive as part of Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 7! Continuing the new collection based on Ghostbusters 2, these three new figures deliver all-new costumes, accessories and diorama pieces for Ghostbusters fans and collectors, plus one never-before-made character! Read on for more info, then reserve yours at a comic shop near you!

Following up on Series 6 — with “We’re Back” Ray Stanz, Geared Up Louis Tully and Vigo the Carpathian — Series 7 offers the following three characters:

  • “We’re Back” Egon Spengler in his grey jumpsuit, with proton pack, walkie-talkie, ghost trap, proton stream, Santa hat, jar of pink mood slime and the line’s first giga meter, as seen in Ghostbusters 2.
  • Slime-Blower Winston Zeddemore in his specialized mood-slime-projecting gear, with a pink slime stream and a severed head on a pike, from the ghost train scene in Ghostbusters 2.
  • Janosz Poha, head of restoration at the Manhattan Museum of Art, with baby Oscar, a lenticular disappearing Vigo painting, and a pair of baby-holding hands for Series 6’s Vigo figure. This is Janosz’s first time in action figure form outside of the Minimates mini-figure line!

Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and each additionally comes with a piece or pieces to build the 21.6” wide by 22.7” high by 6” deep firehouse diorama. Depicting the two main doors, sign and cornice of the iconic building, the diorama will require 15 figures to build, and will include signs for Ghostbusters 1 and 2, as well as removable “Hook & Ladder” lettering.

Next in the line, Series 8 recently opened for pre-orders with “We’re Back” Peter Venkman in grey, “We’re Back” Winston in grey, and Slime-Blower Ray Stanz, all of whom should arrive in comic shops this summer. Series 9 and 10 will feature the Real Ghostbusters, from the 1980s cartoon, with Egon, Winston and Slimer in Series 9, and Peter, Ray and a fully articulated 9-inch Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in Series 10. Each will also come with a piece of the firehouse diorama, and will be offered for pre-order later this year for arrival in winter 2018/2019, at comic shops and specialty stores.

To commemorate the completion of the rooftop and the launch of the Ghostbusters 2 line, Diamond Select Toys partnered with animator Alex Kropinak (Marvel’s What The…?!, Twisted ToyFare Theatre) and musician Matt Takacs to create an all-new stop-motion animation, using Ghostbusters Select action figures to re-create one of the original film’s most famous scenes!

Track down Series 1-7 at your local comic shop, or order from your favorite online retailer! And pre-order Series 8 today!

 

LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Set Available March 31st

Lego has announced that March 31st is the release date for their TRON: Legacy LEGO Ideas sets. Based on the stunning Disney movie, this set features 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.

Detailed features of the set include:

  • Includes 3 LEGO® minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
  • Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
  • Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucentblue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucentorange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
  • TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
  • Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cycle chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
  • Includes Quorra’s sword
  • Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs.
  • Attach the discs to the back of each minifigure
  • This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters. 
  • Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

Power Rangers Kick Off ‘March Monster Madness’

In celebration of March Madness the Power Rangers are holding their own tournament of champions. However the Power Rangers brackets look a little different, as instead of collegiate basketball teams in the brackets – it’s Power Rangers villians. Fans can vote via Instagram Stories on the official @powerrangers account starting today. The villians in the “March Monster Madness” span the entire 25 year history of the Power Rangers to find the “worst of the worst”.

ThinkGeek Offers Exclusive Icon Heroes Justice League Movie Gauntlet Clash Wonder Woman Statue

ThinkGeek have offered up their exclusive Icon Heroes ‘Guantlet Clash’ Wonder Woman statue from the Justice League movie. This statue recreates the moment when Wonder Woman realizes what her guantlets are capable of. Limited to just 1500 pieces, this statue stands 8″ tall, features hand painted details, is individually numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity.

You can find this exclusive statue only at ThinkGeek and it is priced at $59.99.

Bluefin Announces WonderCon Exclusives

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, heads to Anaheim, CA for WonderCon to showcase a wide variety of upcoming products and also offer a selection of items for purchase.

WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film and pop culture convention and takes place March 23rd to 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: https://www.comic-con.org/wca. Bluefin will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #1037.

This year, Bluefin’s presence will be highlighted by a must-see display of new and upcoming merchandise, including model kits and collectible figures for a variety of fan-loved brands such as Bandai and Bandai Hobby, Storm Collectibles, Iron Studios, Sen-Ti-Nel, Beast Kingdom, X-Plus and Capcom. A specially curated selection of exclusive products also will be available for purchase throughout the convention.

As a convention special, Bluefin will offer those purchasing a Bandai Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Avenger a FREE Pacific Rim hat. Bluefin also will offer a FREE Pacific Rim sticker with the purchase of any two Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits Pacific Rim characters during WonderCon. Stop by the Bluefin booth for details and to claim these special offers.

Bandai Hobby GunPla 00 Raiser (Comic-Con Clear Version) “Gundam 00” ·  1/100 Scale · MSRP: $50.00

The combined mainstay for of the 00 Gundam and 00 Raiser featured in mid-Season 2 of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime series.

 

Bandai Hobby BB Build Strike Gundam Full Package (Metallic Gloss Injection),

“Gundam Build Fighters” ·  1/100 Scale · MSRP: $10.00

An easy-to-build super deformed version of the Strike Gundam from the Gundam Build Fighters anime series.

 

Bandai Hobby Petit’gguy Fortune Red, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $12.00

Bandai Hobby Petit’gguy Fortune Orange, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $12.00

Two new colors of Petit’Gguy – Fortune Red and Fortune Orange – join the HGPG line up! Each new Petit-Gguy comes with a display base.

 

Bandai Hobby Super Funina axis Angel Version Mk-II Axis Image Color, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $22.00

The incredibly popular Super Fumina is now reborn in a new Mobile Suit variation model kit with angel wings. The new Super Fumina has a cute, winged angelic appearance Multiple eye stickers are included to recreate a variety of different expressions. All new molds have been used for every piece of armor. The angel wings are also articulated.

 

Bandai Hobby Tallgeese (Special Coating Ver), “Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” · 

1/100 Scale · MSRP: $80.00

A special metallic and high gloss coating version of MG Tallgeese, which was sold only at GunPla Expo Events. The lightning fast white mobile suit from Gundam Wing makes an appearance in Master Grade form with an Endless Waltz color scheme. Featuring a Leo type inner frame with removable helmet, this new version of Tallgeese features a redesigned dober gun with recoil motion, as well as new thrusters hidden in the rear skirt armor. Iconic large rear mounted boosters feature an opening and closing gimmick. A scale unpainted figure of pilot, Zechs Merquise, in both standing and sitting positions is included along with beam sabers, a variety of left and right hands, and decals designed by Hajime Katoki.

 

Bandai Hobby Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) with Unicorn Head Display (Final Battle Version), “Gundam UC” ·  1/144 Scale · MSRP: $30.00

Part of the Gunpla evolution project, the real grade unicorn Gundam features the next level in Gunpla technology and design. From the very beginning, this version was created to be able to perform its iconic destroy mode transformation with stability and ease. The new advanced joint incorporates clear translucent plastic for Psyco frame along with locking and linking mechanisms to ensure the smoothest transformation possible.

For more information on a wide array of Gundam model kits available from Bluefin, please visit: http://bluefinbrands.com/tag/gunpla/.

New Pictures of Jabba’s Sail Barge, Vintage Collection Yakface Now Included

There’s just 13 days left to back Hasbro’s first HASLAB item, JABBA’S SAIL BARGE (THE KHETANNA). As the deadline approaches, Hasbro has released a brand new set of images featuring the complete deco for the ship. They’ve also announced, via Entertainment Weekly, the addition of an exclusive 3 3/4″ Vintage Collection Yakface figure.  This Yakface will come on an exclusive Power of the Force cardback and include a collector’s coin, paying homage to it’s original 1985 release.

HASLAB is Hasbro’s new platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. Measuring approximately 4ft long, this large scale, highly detailed item features premium deco and vintage packaging. An incredible addition to any collection, Jabba’s Sail Barge comes complete with exquisitely-detailed and fan accessible interior/exterior decks, a Jabba the Hutt 3.75-inch scale figure, two soft-cloth fabric sails, and other realistic features that mimic one of the most notorious vehicles in the Star Wars universe. Successful funding of the Khetanna will open the door to other iconic Star Wars vehicles and playsets (and other Hasbro properties as well!)

Head on over to the HasLab site and check out the Khetanna and order your own through 11:59PM EST on April 3rd. #BackTheBarge

Funko Announces New Pop!s from Netflix’s GLOW Series

Fans of Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) are in for a treat as Funko today announced the first two Pop!s coming from the streaming series. Set for release in June, you’ll be able to pick up rivals Ruth Wilder (Zoya the Destroya) and Debbie Eagan (Libert Belle) in Pop! form. These will be available at all places Pop!s are sold.

Watch GLOW only on Netflix.

Gentle Giant’s New March Preorders: Ant-Man Animated, K-2SO Statue, Darth Vader & Stormtrooper Bookends

For the month of March, Gentle Giant has offered up for new collectibles for pre-order. See full details below.

Ant-Man Marvel Animated Statue
Gentle Giant LTD’s Marvel Animated Statue line expands again with the inclusion of Ant-Man! Scott Lang in is a panic and is running for his life in this charming new statue that is based on the variant cover for The Astonishing Ant-Man #001. It is up to you if you want to consider him in scale with the rest of the line or if he is “actual size!”

Ant-Man is the 16th release in our popular and adorable Marvel animated statue line. The Ant-Man Animated Statue was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D Systems 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.

K-2SO 1:6th Scale Statue
K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial security droid now loyal to the Alliance, is an alarming sight standing within a secret Rebel base. The pragmatic and somewhat cranky droid is an effective insertion agent, as he can blend in perfectly at Imperial installations and outposts.

K-2SO is the partner of Captain Cassian and is content to pilot him around as he gathers intel to help the rebellion. K-2SO becomes a reluctant participant in the rebellion when the missions shift to infiltrating heavily secured Imperial occupied areas. Towering over his fellow rebels, many of the team are unsettled by his presence and do not trust K-2SO’s new programing enough to entrust him with a blaster. Ultimately, K-2SO proved himself a hero as he sacrificed himself on Scarif to ensure the remaining rebel forces were able to secure the plans to the Imperial Death Star!
Designed using the original film models and 3D data, K-2SO’s hulking stature and intricate inner workings have all been captured in this high-quality, hand-painted 1:6th scale statue. Every scratch, piston and servo is intact for this stunning new statue from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Darth Vader Star Wars STONEWORKS Faux Marble Bookend
Emerging from stone like some sort of Sith artifact comes the new Darth Vader STONEWORKS bookend. Darth Vader’s helmet is one of the most iconic costume pieces in the history of film and this polystone bookend will bring a touch of class and a hint of menace to your bookshelf.

Designed and embellished to create the appearance of classic stone sculpture and cast in high quality polystone, the Darth Vader Star Wars STONEWORKS bookend is a stunning iconic piece that is worthy of display on your shelf by itself or effortlessly holding up media of your choice. Each hand-painted bookend is built on a 90 degree angle so you can choose how to display and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Darth Vader Star Wars STONEWORKS faux marble bookend is sold as a single piece so you can mix and match a pair or with our recently announced Stormtrooper STONEWORKS faux marble bookend.

Stormtrooper Star Wars STONEWORKS Faux Marble Bookend

Imperial stormtroopers have always had a cold and stony visage, and that is why they are perfect for our new STONEWORKS line of faux marble bookends. This white, limited-edition bookend highlights the timelessness of these Star Wars icons and will add a touch of class to any collection.

Designed and embellished to create the appearance of classic stone sculpture and cast in high quality polystone, the Stormtrooper Star Wars STONEWORKS bookend is a stunning iconic piece that is worthy of display on your shelf by itself or effortlessly holding up media of your choice. Each hand-painted bookend is built on a 90 degree angle so you can choose how to display and each bookend comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Stormtrooper Helmet bookend is sold as a single piece so you can mix and match a pair, or with our recently announced Darth Vader STONEWORKS bookend.

 
Emerging from stone like some sort of Sith artifact comes the new Darth Vader and Stormtrooper STONEWORKS bookends.  For a limited time only we will be selling the single STONEWORKS bookend in bundles for a special pre-order bundle price.  The bundles include:
  • One Darth Vader and one Stormtrooper bookend
  • Two Darth Vader bookends
  • Two Stormtrooper bookends 
Mix and match however you would like them. Don’t delay! This special bundle and pricing will only be available through March 30th.
 

DC Collectibles Releasing ‘Ultimate Edition’ of Rick Baker 1:1 Scale Joker Bust

Capitalizing on the immense excitement for The Joker Bust by Oscar-winning special makeup effects artist, Rick Baker, DC Collectibles will create an ultra-exclusive variant design of the spine-chilling bust that is sure to please both Baker’s most dedicated fans and collectors alike. Announced today, DC Collectibles will produce 50 pieces of the Clown Prince of Crime using Baker’s original molds, offering fans an ultimate edition bust that is just one step removed from the Academy Award winner’s original creation.

The new variant bust showcases Baker’s original black paint design for The Joker’s shirt, offering an alternative look to the standard version’s orange shirt. The variant edition measures the same 1:1 scale as the standard version, and the limited quantity will be carved out of the already announced 200 production run. Each variant bust will be numbered 1 to 50 and contain a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Baker. Fans can bring home this ultimate edition masterpiece in October 2018 at an MSRP of $1500.00.  

The standard version of The Joker Bust by Rick Baker will also hit shelves in October 2018, and each piece will be numbered from 1 to 150. The MSRP of the standard bust is $1000.00.

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