Mezco To Reveal New ThunderCats Figures At Toy Fair?

mezco_logoThunderCats.org 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 ThunderCats.org for the heads up on this news.

 

Dark Horse’s First Toy Fair Reveal – Daenerys And Drogon Limited Edition Statue

Dark Horse LogoDark Horse is getting a head start on Toy Fair by announcing their newest Game of Thrones statue – Daenerys Targaryen with her dragon Drogon.

“Our previous large-scale Game of Thrones statues sold out shortly after release, ” said Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy. “We saw pieces like our 14” Iron Throne replica, and the Jon Snow & Ghost statue going out-of-print quickly, becoming hard to find at any price. We expect the Daenerys & Drogon statue to be just as popular and we’re very excited to unveil it at Toy Fair.”

The prototype will be revealed at the Dark Horse booth #4837 at Toy Fair 2015, held February 14-17 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The limited-edition quantity is still to be determined as of press time.

Daenerys & Drogon will be packaged in full color oversize collector box. Release date is estimated summer 2015. Suggested retail price is $424.99.

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Preview Call Of Duty: Advance Warefare’s Havoc DLC Pack

codawZombies are hot, hot, hot and are heading to Call of Duty. Check the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at Havoc, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Havoc includes four new Multiplayer maps, a Multiplayer weapon and weapon variant, as well as the first chapter of Exo Zombies.

 

Havoc releases January 27th on Xbox LIVE, with other platforms to follow. You can learn more about the Havoc DLC pack here, and pick-up the season pass to get access to four DLC packs at one discounted price.

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Video Games: The Movie Available on DVD February 3rd

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify present Jeremy Snead’s VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE, the fascinating chronicle of the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry.  Executive produced by Zach Braff (Garden State, “Scrubs”) and narrated by Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), the documentary features in-depth interviews with some of the industry’s biggest gamer and geek icons.  A celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, as well as an eye-opening look at what lies ahead, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE will be available on DVD on February 3, 2015 for an SRP of $22.98.

VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE features interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, including Nolan Bushnell (Atari, Inc.), Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist Podcast), Donald Faison (Kick-Ass 2, “Scrubs”), Cliff Bleszinski (“Gears of War,” “Unreal”), Warren Spector (“Deus Ex,” “System Shock”), Hiroyuki Kobayashi (“Resident Evil”), Clare Grant (Danger Maiden Productions, Team Unicorn), Doug Tennapel (“Earthworm Jim”), Palmer Luckey (Oculus Rift), Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), and Alison Haislip (“Attack of the Show”).  The documentary made its way to the big screen via a successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign, which raised more than $100,000 in just 35 days.

VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE DVD special features include a Sean Astin mashup and Why We Love Games featurette.

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Funko Announces Pop! Vinyl Crystal Ship

POP LOGOFunko’s Breaking Bad Pop! vinyl line keeps on trucking along as they’ve announced the latest entry – Jeese and Walter’s mobile lab, the Crystal Ship. This iconic RV includes a new Jesse Pinkman Pop! This Pop! Rides release will be available in February and should be available for pre-order now. AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth has it listed for $24.99. Check it out below…and wouldn’t it be a great base for a Spaceballs custom?

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Marvel Select Ant-Man Figure Debuts on MTV.com

dst-logo1Last week gave us the first trailer for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and now MTV.com has debuted his 7″ Marvel Select figure from Diamond Select Toys. The figure features a sculpt by Gentle Giant, 16 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, and a second smaller Ant-Man figure. The packaging will be in line with other Marvel Select figures, so Ant-Man will fit right in your collection. Expect this figure this summer from Diamond Select Toys.

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Hot Toys Teases Avengers Age of Ultron Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

marvel_logoEarlier today on facebook, Hot Toys posted a teaser image for their upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron toys. They posted an image with 10 stands – Ultron, Hawkeye, Vision, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk. This is (unfortunately for your wallet) not a complete run down of what Hot Toys has in store as we’ve already seen Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor, but this is the first confirmation of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Stay tuned for final reveals and preorder details.

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Secret Base Creature From The Black Lagoon Revealed for Hikari Friday

hikari logo tnA regular Friday occurrence in the AwesomeToyBlog HQ is checking out the newest Hikari vinyl from Funko. This week our fabulous Funko friends have revealed the ‘Secret Base’ Creature from the Black Lagoon – the Creature you know and love with a shot of glitter. He’s limited to just 1500 and available now for pre-order from your favorite Funko retailers (EE pre-sold out already).

As always, Funko’s giving one away on their social media channels so check them out on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

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Dark Horse Comics Announces World of Warcraft: Chronicle

Dark Horse LogoDark Horse Comics is proud to announce a multi-volume series detailing the history of the Warcraft® universe: World of Warcraft®: Chronicle.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

“We often get questions from players who want to know more about the origins of the Warcraft universe, and the rise and fall of their favorite characters” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “This new series digs deeply into all of that—we can’t wait for players to read it.”

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.

“This is an amazing project that will be absolutely irresistible to the legion of Warcraft fans. The people at Blizzard have been great to work with and we are extremely happy and proud to be working with them,” added Dark Horse President Mike Richardson.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is on sale November 4, 2015 in comic shops and November 17 inbookstoresPreorder your copy today!

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

mezco_logoMezco’s eagerly anticipated Judge Dredd One:12 Collective figure is available now for preorder. By working with Rebellion and comic book artist Ben Willsher, they’ve designed the most accurate figure possible based on the characters current look.  The Judge Dredd figure has a comic accurate, digitally sculpted likeness, a specially silkscreened spandex uniform with a real working zipper to create a realism at this scale not seen before and numerous accessories as well as interchangeable parts.

The One:12 Collective Judge Dredd features:

  • Iconic helmet with translucent visor
  • Real leather-like fabric uniform
  • Equipment belt with working compartments for grenades and ammo magazine
  • Boots with holster and knife sheath
  • Boot knife
  • Handcuffs
  • Lawgiver pistol
  • Lawgiver ammo magazine
  • Daystick
  • Two grenades
  • Multiple Hands: One  set of fists, one gun/holding hand, one open hand, one pointing hand, one choking hand
  • Display base and posing post

Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box with translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.

Judge Dredd brings law to stores in 2015 and is available for pre-order here.

 

Entertainment Earth is Morphin’ To the Past With Legacy Dino Megazord

power rangers logo tnOnline retailer (and AwesomeToyBlog sponsor) Entertainment Earth sent out a quick note with word that the 20th Anniversary Legacy Dino Megazord is back available for pre-order now for a spring delivery. The Legacy Dino Megazord goes back to the beginning and presents the original Megazord with a glossy metallic paint job and die cast metal parts. If Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini and Billy are your jam, then this is the Zord for you. You can find the Legacy Dino Megazord here for $59.99. And, of course, the Dino Megazord can also combine with the Legacy Titanus and Legacy Dragonzord figures.

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Call of Duty Championship Set for March 27-29

codawIt’s time to determine who is the best of the best as the third annual Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox tournament will bring the top Call of Duty® eSport athletes in the world to Los Angeles, March 27 – 29, in the definitive Call of Duty competition. Activision, Sledgehammer Games and Xbox, in partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG) and additional international eSports partners, will play host to 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world, as they compete in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the rights to be called the Call of Duty “World Champions,” and ultimately claim the lion’s share of the tournament’s $1 million prize purse in the crowning contest where Power Changes Everything. This year’s tournament will include a variety of compelling programming covering the weekend’s non-stop excitement and hard fought matches, with the final match live streamed on the Xbox Live online entertainment network and other broadcast partners for the world to experience in real time.

“From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way to play Call of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare,” said Michael Condrey, Co-founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. “This is posed to be one of the most exciting Call of Duty competitive seasons with the Call of Duty Championship being one of the best eSports tournaments of the year.”
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Funko Releasing More Pulp Fiction ReAction Figures and Pop! Vinyl

funko logoI’m pretty sure this is the first batch of Funko news for 2015, and to celebrate the New Year, they’re going back to an old favorite with the release of a second series of Pulp Fiction ReAction figures this month. This second wave includes Butch Coolidge, the Gimp, Marsellus Wallace and the Wolf.

Also February will see the Pulp Fiction collection of Pop! vinyls grow with the release of a Butch Coolidge. Look for both this Pop! and the second series of ReAction figures at all your favorite Funko retailers.

What I Opened Today: Star Wars Black Series TIE Pilot and Yoda

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In 2014, the 6″ Star Wars Black Series became one of my favorite toy lines and right after I got back from Phoenix I found the newest wave in a local Target store. Wave 6 includes the TIE Pilot, Yoda, a Clone Commander (Clone Trooper with a green stripe) and a repackaged Obi-Wan. I picked up the TIE Pilot and Yoda, leaving the others behind. These are hitting stores now and are available online (Entertainment Earth has the case of four).

Package Bio: TIE Pilot: TIE Fighter Pilots battle rebel starfighters during the battle of Yavin. These elite imperial pilots deploy from the Death Star battle station and blast the rebel fighters with laser canon fire. “Look out!”

Yoda: On the remote swamp planet Dagobah, Jedi Master Yoda teaches young Luke Skywalker the ways of the Jedi and the power of the Force. “My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.”

Thoughts: The sixth wave of 6″ Black Series figure includes the T.I.E. Pilot and Yoda but also a Clone Trooper Commander (clone with a green stripe) and a re-pack of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I picked up these two since they’re the newest in the wave.  I picked these up at Target, but have seen them available online as well (Entertainment Earth has the case in-stock).

The TIE Pilot has the articulation that we’ve become accustomed to in these 6″ Star Wars figures – ankles, knees, thigh, hip, waist, shoulder, elbow, wrist and neck. There’s a ton of sculpted details on his uniform, but with the figure being mostly black, they don’t stand out very well. The limited paint on the figure – most notably the emblems on the helmet – are well executed. The TIE Pilot comes with a gun which fits snugly in it’s holster.

Yoda’s a bit of a departure from your standard Black Series figure. For starters he’s under three and a half inches tall. Due to his shorter stature, in his package there’s a ton of empty space. Yoda has similar articulation to the TIE Pilot with the exception of having no knees and having a ball joint at his waist instead of a swivel. Yoda’s wearing a soft goods cloak and comes with a necklace, cane, lightsaber and snake (a nice vintage figure touch). I can only describe the sculpt as being generically Yoda. It’s obviously Yoda, but it’s tough to know which Yoda he is…is this an Episode I Yoda, or a Return of the Jedi Yoda? Well, at least he came with a snake.

Summary: This pair of Star Wars Black Series, the TIE Pilot and Yoda, are the first ones that feel firmly in the “They’re ok” bucket. The TIE Pilot is a very good figure of a not terribly interesting trooper. Yoda is an ok figure of a fantastic character…when I’m most excited about the inclusion of a snake as an accessory the figure has missed the mark a bit. On the upside – both of these are better than the Return of the Jedi Luke figure, which I just don’t like at all.

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