New This Week From Diamond Select Toys – Giant Ant Man, New Ghostbusters

dst-logo1Each week, Diamond Select Toys puts a new batch of toys and collectibles into comic and specialty shops everywhere. This week they’ve got a new batch of Ghostbusters and a 9″ Ant-Man PVC figure. Check out full details below!

Ghostbusters Movie Select 7” Action Figures Series 3 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The hugely popular Ghostbusters Select action figure series continues with three new figures, and three more pieces of the colossal rooftop diorama! Slimer, Janine and Quittin’ Time Ray make up Series 3, and each comes with bonus accessories in addition to their diorama piece: Janine includes a phone, alarm button and take-out containers; Slimer comes with two alternate faces and a support stand that can plug into the rooftop; and Quittin’ Time Ray includes goggles, a walkie-talkie, and a variety of interchangeable gloved and ungloved hands, as well as all-new sculpting and paint details to reflect his appearance at the end of a long shift. Each 7-inch scale action figure features up to 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging. Collecting all 15 figures in the series allows you to build the full rooftop temple scene from Ghostbusters! Series 1 and 2 available now! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #MAY162380, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Marvel Gallery Ant-Man Movie 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Things are about to get weird! Ant-Man was last year’s breakout superhero, and this PVC figure of Ant-Man is the first movie-based figure in our new Marvel Gallery line! Cast in high-grade plastic with detailed paint applications, Ant-Man stands 9 inches tall, with his thumb on the shrinking trigger, and also crouches low in his shrunken form on the figure’s base. Figure is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #APR162613, SRP: $45.00)

Funko Announces NHL Pop!s

funko logoToday Funko announced a robust line of NHL Pop!s including many of the top players from the league, Jamie Benn, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby. A number of players are available in their away jerseys only at Grosnor.

Look for these Pop!s this November.

 

VIZ Media Announces New Edition of Super Mario Adventures Graphic Novel

viz media logoVIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the return of SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES as the long out-of-print graphic novel receives an October 11th release.

Fans in New York can join in the celebration by attending the Launch Party at Nintendo NY, located in Rockefeller Center on Friday, October 7th from 6PM – 8PM. The festivities will kick off with themed cupcakes for attendees, a photo-op with MarioTM and LuigiTM, an autograph and Q & A session with VIP guests from VIZ Media and more! Attendees who purchase a copy of SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES at the event will receive an exclusive poster as a gift with purchase, while supplies last. Visit: www.Nintendonyc.com and @NintendoNYC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for details.

Presented in full color and inspired by the bestselling Nintendo® video game franchise,SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES is a riotous and wacky tale featuring beloved characters Mario and Luigi (and YoshiTM!), with a story by Kentaro Takekuma and artwork by Charlie Nozawa. The comics originally ran in Nintendo PowerTM magazine in 1992-93.

SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES collects the full series into a single-volume edition that will receive a remastered full-color print release with an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN.

In the story, the peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat BowserTM but super plumbers Mario and Luigi hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros.’TM plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!

“This fantastic new edition will delight legions of video game, pop culture and comic fans with imaginative adventures inspired by Mario and Luigi from the classic Super Mario Bros. games,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director for VIZ Media. “Join the fun as gaming’s most legendary pair of brothers attempt to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of the Koopa King!”

Created by Nintendo, the Mario character first appeared in 1981 in Nintendo’s original Donkey KongTM arcade game. The red-capped, mustachioed character has become one of the most popular among fans and video games featuring Super Mario™ have sold more than 310 million units globally. Nintendo marked the official 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. in 2015 and the Mario character continues to be featured on a wide array of new consumer products each year.

SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES story writer Kentaro Kawamoto is best-known for co-authoringEven a Monkey Can Draw Manga and his most well known manga work published in English is Super Mario Adventures, which originally ran in Nintendo Power magazine and was collected in 1993 into a graphic novel edition of the same name.

SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES artist Charlie Nozawa published manga under the pen name Tamakichi Sakura. His most notable works include Shiawase No Katachi (Shapes of Happiness) and Oyaji No Wakuse (Dad’s Planet).

For additional information on SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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Clutter and Kidrobot Announce the NYCC DTA Dunny Show

kidrobot tnCelebrating the launch of the 5″ blank Dunny platform, and the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards, Kidrobot , Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards have once again teamed up to bring collectors a visual treat! Bringing together some of the industries top artists from around the globe, we are excited to announce the third installment of the DTA Dunny Show, “The NYCC DTA Dunny Show!”

With the aim to expand the market reach of Designer Toys, and to celebrate the effort of all involved, Kidrobot (long time supports of Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards) have once again donated all proceeds to fund the annual awards ceremony.

The list of participating artists include:

64 colors • Ally Burke • Amanda Louise Spayd • Camilla D’Errico • Chris Ryniak  • Dave Markart • Eimi Takano • Fiona Ng • Gary Ham • ibreaktoys • JeAA • The Bots • Jon-Paul Kaiser • Josh Mayhem • Kristina Drake • Lauren YS • Mike Strick • MJ Hsu • Mr. Mitote • Otto Bjornik • Patrick Wong • Quiccs • rxSEVEN • Sabrina Elliott • Scarecrow Oven • Scott Wilkowski • Seriously Silly K x Scott Tolleson  •  Tasha Zimich • Tokyo Jesus • Tomodachi Island • wetworks • Yu Maeda & Zard Apuya.

Artists will be using the hashtag #NYCCDTADunnyShow as they post images of their works-in-progress leading up the show.

A mixture of 5″ and 8″ Dunny  will be on display at New York Comic Con, October 6th – 10th at booth #603. Remaining pieces will be displayed at The Clutter Gallery (163 Main St., Beacon, NY), for the remainder of the month. Pieces will be first available on the floor of NYCC, then online at shop.cluttermagazine.com.

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Funko Announces Dishonored 2 Pop! Vinyls

funko logoFunko is proud to announce new Pop! vinyl figures for the upcoming game Dishonored 2. In the game, Empress Emily Kaldwin, an outlaw after being
dethroned by a usurper, seeks to reclaim her throne by becoming an assassin.

This series includes Emily, her father Corvo, and the Outsider. Store exclusives include an unmasked Emily only at Target, and an unmasked Corvo only at GameStop.

These will be in stores this fall.

 

Playmates Toys Introduces WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines

playmates-toys-logoPlaymates Toys, a leader in the action figure category with nearly 50 years of experience in creating innovative products, has partnered with WWE to launch a new line of racing toys that take the action out of the ring, called WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines. The collection, featuring popular WWE Superstars, is available now exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide.

WWE Nitro Sprints are mini, motorized figures that are stylized in WWE Superstar signature ring gear and feature a unique 2” flywheel. Each figure comes with a signature vehicle, allowing fans to rev up the mini figure, drop into the vehicle and send racing into action. The WWE Nitro Sprints include the following Superstars:

  • WWE Superstar John Cena with the CENArator
  • WWE Superstar The Rock with Bull Bruiser Truck
  • WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar with Beast Bike
  • WWE Superstar Undertaker with Night Hearse

WWE action is also expanding beyond the ring with the introduction of WWE Nitro Machines. The fast-rolling, die-cast vehicles feature iconic WWE Superstars bursting out of the top of the cars. Each 1/55thscale vehicle is ready to race and the WWE Superstar is permanently attached to the vehicle. The WWE Nitro Machines collection includes the following:

  • WWE Superstar John Cena in Muscle Monster
  • WWE Superstar The Rock in Bull Machine
  • WWE Superstar Undertaker in Reaper Hearse
  • WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose in Wheel Asylum

“Playmates Toys is thrilled to partner with WWE to bring the action from the ring to the streets with Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “We designed the figures and vehicles to represent the personality of each Superstar and we anticipate that fans will enjoy the play experience of racing their favorite wrestlers.”

IAmElemental Supports Pediatric Cancer Patients with Buy One, Donate One Program

iamelementalIn support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, IAmElemental, creator of the first female action figures designed specifically for children, is bringing its superheroes to the fight against pediatric cancer.  The company’s popular Courage Core Power female action figures – modeled on Joan of Arc and embodying Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear – are being deployed to comfort and inspire children and their families affected by these devastating diseases.

During September, IAmElemental is conducting a Buy One, Donate One program for every Courage Core Power female action figure purchased in the company’s online store at http://shop.iamelemental.com.  The company will distribute one figure to a child affected by cancer for each figure purchased.  The 6.5” Core Power female action figure, which retails for $24.99, is a fusion of all Elements in Series 1/Courage.  She features more than 30 points of articulation and includes removable accessories including a helmet, armor, flaming Energy sword and Courage shield.

“Like so much in the IAmElemental universe, our association with childhood cancer comes from our close relationship with our customers,” said Chief Elemental Officer Julie Kerwin.  “Fourteen-year-old Anna Bosma of Harbor Springs, MI was an IAmElemental superfan – a collector of our Series 1/Courage female action figures who eagerly awaited the release of Series 2/Wisdom this fall. Upon learning from her grandmother that she was unlikely to see their release, we sent her an advance set of our newest figures.  Sadly, Anna succumbed this summer after a four-year fight.  Our Buy One, Donate One program honors her legacy, and her wish that IAmElemental figures be shared with others.  Anna understood – more than I could ever dream – about Courage and Superpowers and Character.   And it is Anna who continues, every day, to push us and inspire us.  We are so grateful to Anna’s parents, Buck and Heidi Bosma, for allowing us to celebrate Anna’s life this way, and for offering to work with us to bring Courage to children and families like theirs.”

IAmElemental’s Series 2/Wisdom female action figures, with ancient Alexandrian STEM pioneer Hypatia as the muse, include Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery and Oblivion and are scheduled to ship in fall 2016.

To participate in IAmElemental’s Buy One, Donate One program, visit http://www.IAmElemental.com or call (800) 274-8282.

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Star Wars Simon Coming in 2017

starwarsSimon, the electronic memory game has been a hit since it’s introduction in 1978.  Star Wars has been a hit since it’s introduction in 1977. In 2017, the two will join forces with the STAR WARS Simon game. Combing the fast paced memory action of Simon with iconic elements of Star Wars, you’ll need to be one with the force to excel at this game. Check out the full description and first official image below.

STAR WARS SIMON Game

(Ages 8 years & up/ Players: 1/ Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/ Available: Spring 2017)

Jedi must use the Force to defeat Darth Vader in the STAR WARS SIMON Game! Remember the flashing light sequences on this unique game unit designed like Darth Vader’s mask and repeat the pattern back correctly to play to the beats of the iconic Imperial March. Do. Or do not. There is no try against the STAR WARS SIMON Game! The STAR WARS SIMON Game features Darth Vader’s iconic breathing sounds and requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

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Crash Bandicoot Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary with Skylanders Imaginators

skylanders imaginators logoCrash Bandicoot is turning 20 and he’s set to return to video game consoles everywhere in the upcoming Skylanders Imaginators.

The 90s hero and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex will join the Skylanders Imaginators lineup of Sensei characters as fully-playable toys. Announced last month, the game will feature a Crash level, Thumpin’ Wampa Islands,which pays homage to the original Crash and includes the classic TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding fruit and more. The level will be available on the PS3 and PS4 starter packs at launch and will be released in a special Adventure Pack for all platforms later this year.

Two celebrate Crash’s 20 year anniversary, check out the special video below which features twenty ways Crash’s past is honored in this new Skylanders Imaginators level. Look for Skylanders Imaginators everywhere on October 16th!

‘A Pony Kind of Christmas’ Holiday Album Coming from Hasbro and Sony Music

mlp tnHasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings will release an expanded version of last year’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic holiday album, A Pony Kind of Christmas, on Friday, October 7th. This “re-edition,” marks the first time My Little Pony fans will be able to purchase a collection of Pony songs on CD, which will include a special reversible booklet showcasing the albums lyrics on one side and a My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicChristmas poster on the other. The album will also be available for digital download.

A Pony Kind of Christmas features all of the seasonal classic and original carols from the original version, as well as five brand-new tracks from “A Hearth’s Warming Tail,” the 2016 holiday episode of Discovery Family’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated television series.

“My Little Pony fans absolutely loved last year’s holiday album, which is why we’re thrilled to offer them this bigger and better version to ring in the holiday season in 2017,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro Studios. “The five new songs in this re-edition are instant classics, and the Holiday poster included with the CD is sure to make this a must buy for Pony fans of all ages.”

The re-edition of A Pony Kind of Christmas features My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Mane 6” and other favorite Pony characters performing beloved holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” as well as the new original tracks “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again,” “Say Goodbye to the Holiday,” “The Seeds of the Past,” “Pinkie’s Present” and “Luna’s Future.” All music from the album is written and produced by Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.

“Legacy Recordings is pleased to partner with Hasbro Studios on this special, expanded version of A Pony Kind of Christmas, said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. “My Little Pony fans have such a deep connection to the brand and we think they are going to love spending the holiday season singing along with their favorite characters to this unique collection of festive carols.”

Songs from A Pony Kind of Christmas include:

  • “It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Jingle Bells” (Performed By: Rainbow Dash)
  • “Deck the Halls” (Performed By: Rarity, Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Silent Night” (Performed By: Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Twelve Days of Christmas” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
  • “Last Year I Got Coal for Christmas” (Performed By: Pop Fly)
  • “Jolly ol’ St. Nick” (Performed By: Spike)
  • “Days Gone By – Auld Lang Syne” (Performed By: Applejack, Applebloom, Granny Smith)
  • “The Heart Carol” (Performed By: Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again” (Performed By: Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack & Rarity)
  • “Say Goodbye to the Holiday” (Performed By: Starlight Glimmer)
  • “The Seeds of the Past” (Performed By: Applejack & Starlight Glimmer)
  • “Pinkie’s Present” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
  • “Luna’s Future” (Performed By: Princess Luna)

A Pony Kind of Christmas will be available for purchase and digital download on October 7, 2016. The special-edition CD is available for pre-order now at most major online retailers.

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Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders on Iron Studio’s 1:10 Scale Ghostbuster Statues

bluefinlogoBluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, celebrates cinema’s most famous paranormal exterminators as it announces pre-orders for an exceptional collection of new Ghostbusters collectibles from Iron Studios.

The limited edition 1/10 scale statues are set for release beginning in December and are cast in Polystone and painstakingly hand-painted to capture the detail and nuance of each character. Each statue comes with a custom display base that can be combined to form a complete diorama.

Iron Studio’s Ghostbusters collection features screen accurate renditions of the original team of Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddmore. Complementing these releases are additional Ghostbusters 1/10 scale limited edition renditions of Slimer, along with Zuul, the hornedGatekeeper of Gozer, as well as Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer, both depicted in fierce bestial form. A rendition of Gozer the Gozerian is set for release in February 2017 and completes the collection.

Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Founded in 2010, Iron Studios is headquartered in Brazil and specializes in a wide range of incredibly accurate and lifelike 1/10 scale products. For additional information on Iron Studios, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ironstudios and http://www.ironstudios.com.br/.

Icon Heroes’ Convention Exclusive Star Trek Statue Now Available Online

icon heroes TNIcon Heroes’ Star Trek convention exclusive paperweight statues are now available for order on their website. Not only are they available, they’re shipping free. See descriptions, links and images of these Mirror Universe statues below.

From Star Trek: The Original Series comes this incredible statue paperweight of Mister Spock, modeled after his alternate universe appearance in the classic episode “Mirror, Mirror”. Standing approximately 8” tall, crafted from high quality polystone resin and expertly painted, the son of Sarek stands ready to protect your important papers. Anything less would be … illogical.
The “bad boy” of the Federation, Captain James T. Kirk, just got a little bit badder! Modeled after the evil Kirk from the alternate universe seen in the classic “Mirror, Mirror” episode of the original series, this 8” scale statue paperweight is the epitome of gutsy, sexy and dangerous! Made of high-quality polystone resin and expertly painted, this paperweight statue is sure to impress even the most casual Star Trek fan!
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New Walking Dead and Elvira Pop!s Announced by Funko

funko logoFunko today provided details on their next series of Walking Dead Pop!s and the introduction of everyone’s favorite Mistress of the Dark, Elvira.

From AMC’s Walking Dead comes the next series of Pop!s which includes Gabriel, Rosita, Carl, Daryl ,Negan, and Jesus of the Hilltop Colony. These Pop!s will be released in September, and The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 23rd at 9/8C.

Also getting the Pop! treatment from Funko is ever-popular, ever-awesome Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The horror tv hostess will be available in December.

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