NECA Announces Star Trek Bat’leth Prop Replica

NECA logoIn the coolest news since…wel since NECA announced their 7″ DC figures available now at Toys R Us, NECA today announced the first piece from a new property…Star Trek. This first piece will be a foam prop replica Bat’leth. The Bat’leth, a razor sharp Klingon weapon, is 4 feet long and molded from an original prop. Despite it’s realistic and sharp appearance, the foam construction ensures you’ll not cut yourself while defending your honor.

The Bat’leth from NECA will be shipping to retailers in March 2016. Which means, I’ll be getting a Bat’leth in March 2016.


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Vinyl Sugar Now Part of the Funko Family

vinyl sugar iconSome exciting news from Vinyl Sugar and Funko as Vinyl Sugar will be fully incorporated into the Funko brand. Your favorite Vinyl Sugar products, Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, Vinyl Vixens and Super Deluxe will all be continuing – just under the Funko banner. The Vinyl Sugar social media channels will be retiring soon – so be sure to follow Funko on all your favorite platforms for the lastest and greatest news!

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Funko Introduces Batman Arkham Trilogy Mystery Minis, Fallout 4 Pop!s

funko logoFunko’s sent out some news about their newest additions to their gaming themed collectibles.
The Arkham series has taken Batman games to all new levels of awesomeness and, come January, Funko will be commemorate the game trilogy with a series of Mystery Minis. Characters included are Batman (well Batmen), Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and more.

February will see the release of a series of Fallout 4 Pop! vinyls. The series includes the main character, Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, John Hancock and the T-60 Power Armor.

Check them all out below and look for them early next year in all your favorite stores!

Detailed Shots of Upcoming Lego Ghostbusters Fire House – Available in January

lego logoLego sent over some images of their upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse set which detail both the interior of the set and the included minifigures. The two story Firehouse Headquarters features a laboratory, living quarters, the containment unit and, of course, the Ecto-1 fits in the garage. Nine minifigures are included with the set: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, the Library Ghost and Zombie Driver.

The 4634 piece set has a suggested retail price of $349.99 and will be available in stores and online at in January 2016. Check out the detailed pictures below!

Kidrobot Announces DesignerCon Plans

kidrobot tnKidrobot is excited to announce our DesignerCon Booth! DesignerCon takes place on Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd in Pasadena, CA at the Pasadena Convention Center! Find Kidrobot at Booth #518/521.

Along with their booth presence, Kidrobot will also host a special panel! Kidrobot is ready to talk toys! Join Frank Kozik (Creative Director of Kidrobot), Allen Richardson (Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising at Kidrobot) as they discuss the evolution and future of Kidrobot! Scott Tolleson & Jesse “J*RYU” Yu will also appear on the panel to discuss their recent projects and work with Kidrobot. Details coming soon!

Here’s the products & signings you will find at the Kidrobot DesignerCon Booth:

  • The 20″ Pearlescent It’s a F.A.D. Dunny by J*RYU will be premiering exclusively at Kidrobot’s DesignerCon booth!   J*RYU will do a special live painting of the It’s a F.A.D. Dunny at the Kidrobot booth on Saturday, November 21st at 4pm and again on Sunday, November 22nd at 3pm.
  • Kidrobot’s Exclusive Gold Mighty Jaxx x Jason Freeny Friendly Fire will also premiere at DesignerCon.
  • Mark Dean Veca‘s Kidrobot Exclusive Red Tweety Bird will be available in limited quantities. Mark Dean Veca will also hold a signing at the Kidrobot booth on Saturday, November 21st at 11am.
  • Josh Mayhem has created a special edition Blown Away Dunny series exclusively for Kidrobot’s DesignerCon booth. Very limited quantities will be available.
  • Amanda Visell will hold a special signing at the Kidrobot booth on Saturday, November 21st at 2pm.
  • Scott Tolleson will also hold a special signing at the Kidrobot booth on Sunday, November 22nd at 11am.

RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny in Select Cinemas December 3rd and 15th

rifftrax logoThe former stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mike Nelson, Bill “Crow” Corbett and Kevin “Tom Servo” Murphy are at it again as they’re set to tackle “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny”. A bizarre holiday movie, “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” has Santa’s sleigh stuck at the beach and only the Ice Cream Bunny can help.

This RiffTrax Live event will be beamed into nearly 670 movie theaters across the country, the list is here. Showtimes are Thursday December 3rd live at 8PM ET/7PM CT, tape delayed to 7PM MT/8PM PT/HI/AK and Tuesday December 15th at 7:30PM. Tickets for this special events are available now at

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Activision Blizzard Annouces Launch of Activision Blizzard Studios

Activision-Blizzard-logo-600x230Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties. Activision Blizzards owned content includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, Diablo®,Hearthstone® and StarCraft®. Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk has been tapped to co-head the division, along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.
Activision Blizzard Studiosfirst production will be “Skylanders™ Academy,” an animated TV series based on the award-winning Skylanders® game. Currently in production under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers (“Futurama“), “Skylanders™ Academy” will feature the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald (“Saturday Night Live”) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz. The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders® franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011.
Another near-term initiative for Activision Blizzard Studios will be the development of a robust cinematic universe based on the Call of Duty franchise.Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare remains the number one-selling title on next-generation consoles and today marks the launch of the highly-anticipated newCall of Duty®: Black Ops III. Activision Blizzard Studios envisions a series of Call of Duty feature films as well as the possibility of television adaptations.
“Activision Blizzard is home to some of the most successful entertainment franchises in history, across any medium. With the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, our engaged fans can now watch the games they love come to life across film and television,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “Activision Blizzard Studios is yet another way were celebrating our players and fans, and we expect that our film and television productions will entertain and delight whole new audiences, as well. Im excited that Nick and his team will be leading this important new growth opportunity for Activision Blizzard.”

Celebrate 20 Series of Marvel Minimates with Diamond Select Toys and Toys “R” Us

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys is celebrating 20 series of Marvel Minimates at Toys“R”Us! Since 2008, Toys“R”Us stores have gotten their own unique assortments of Marvel Minimates, featuring heroes and villains from across the Marvel comic book universe, and even the world of Marvel films. The landmark 20th series dips into the realm of Marvel TV, and Toys“R”Us is offering collectors an amazing deal!

Beginning Friday, November 6 through Friday, November 20, Toys“R”Us will offer a Buy One, Get One deal on all two-packs of Marvel Minimates Series 20*. That means that for every two-pack of Marvel Minimates Series 20 you buy, you get one absolutely free! That’s four Minimates mini-figures for the price of two!

The assortment, based on the animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, includes three different two-packs: Spider-Man with Nick Fury, Nova with Carnage, and Stealth Suit Spider-Man with Sandman. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Spider-Man comes with a web line, Nick Fury comes with a pistol, Nova comes with a hairpiece and flight stand, Sandman comes with shape-shifting hands, and Stealth Spider-Man comes with an alternate chest block!

Once Series 20 is gone at Toys“R”Us, it’s gone, so grab your set soon, and get ready for Marvel Series 21, featuring Secret Wars! Coming this holiday season!

Skylanders SuperChargers Now Available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV

skylanders superchargers logoThe hot new entry in the Skylanders franchise, Skylanders SuperChargers, adds an exciting new element with the introduction of vehicles into the Skylands and is now available on Apple devices. Fan can enjoy the full AAA game experience on iPad, and for the first time on iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.

This annoncement follows on last years’ introduction of tablet play and expands Skylanders presence in the mobile gaming space. Progress in the game can be saved on the iCloud, and play can resume on any compatible device.

The Starter Pack includes the AAA game, the Portal of Power® with embedded Bluetooth® controller, a built-in stand, two Skylanders SuperChargers characters and a Skylanders SuperChargers vehicle. Players can also purchase the digital Portal Owners Pack for select iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. All 300+ Skylanders characters are compatible with both versions.

Some details on Apple specific gameplay are below:

o   Apple TV Siri Remote: For the Apple TV, when players purchase the Starter Pack, Player 1 can use the Skylanders Game Controller and Player 2 can join in using the Siri Remote for some great co-op action. The Apple TV Siri Remote can also be used by players who download the game and experience the first level for free, or by players who buy the full digital version of the game through the In-App Purchase.

o   Touch Controls: For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, players have the option to play the game using just on-screen touch controls.

o   Racing Mode: Racing Mode is available right out of the box in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. There are six race tracks in the Starter Pack for fans to play – two for each terrain type: Land, Sea and Sky.

Skylanders SuperChargers for Apple devices is available now.

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Details on New Jersey Comic Expo – November 21st and 22nd

njcomicexpo tnOn the heels of producing their seventh and most successful Long Beach Comic Con in California last month, MAD Event Management ( is proud to announce their debut on the East Coast with the New Jersey Comic Expo (, Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.

“Coming off of our strongest year of Long Beach Comic Con to date, we are excited to share two full days of celebrating the comic industry with fans in our own backyard,” remarked Martha Donato, a native of the region and President of MAD Event Management. “Most of our staff has been working in the industry for over 20 years, forging long lasting relationships with legendary talents. We are excited to showcase these incredible artists, writers and creative minds.”

The New Jersey Comic Expo is a family-friendly celebration of the rich culture of comic books, and is the place for comic fans, geeks, and creatives of New Jersey to come together as a community and revel in the fun and entertainment that MAD Event Management has become synonymous with. A virtual who’s who of incredible publishing companies, writers and artists will appear alongside celebrity guests from the world of television and film.

With a list that is constantly evolving, the New Jersey Comic Expo is pleased to announce the following confirmed guests, with many more to follow:

Chris Claremont (Legendary writer of Uncanny X-Men, The New Mutants, Fantastic Four)

Jim Lee (DC Comics Co-Publisher, Legendary Comic Book Artist – Batman: Hush, Justice League)

Drea de Matteo (Actress from “The Sopranos,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Mark Bagley (Artist – The Amazing Spider-Man, New Warriors, Justice League of America, Batman)

Garth Ennis (Creator of Preacher, The Boys; Writer for Punisher, Hellblazer)

Fabian Nicieza (Co-Creator of Deadpool and X-Force; Writer for X-Men, X-Force, Thunderbolts)

Erica Schultz (Writer for Swords of Sorrow, Rise)

Ivan Reis (Artist – Green Lantern, Justice League, Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night)

Amy Acker (Actress from Angel, Person of Interest, Agents of SHIELD)

Samantha Newark (Voice of Jem from Jem and the Holograms)

Rags Morales (Artist – Action Comics, Hawkman, Identity Crisis, Superman, Wonder Woman)

Dennis Calero (Artist – X Factor, Ash and the Army of Darkness, The Vampire Diaries)

Ethan Van Sciver (DC Artist: Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman: The Dark Knight)

Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics Senior Vice President/Editor-In-Chief)

Joe Harris (Comic book writer & filmmaker; IDW’s X-Files, Image’s Great Pacific, Bishop: The Last X-Man, Firestorm, Vampirella vs. Dracula)

Joseph Michael Linsner (Creator of Dawn, Artist – Dawn and Vampirella)

Tommy Walker (“Francis” from Marvel’s “Daredevil” series on Netflix)

Destiny Nickelsen (Cosplayer and costume designer)

YuffieBunny (Cosplayer and Alternative Fashion Model)

Vegas Power Girl (Notable Cosplayer)

With a full slate of programming planned, a full convention floor filled with exhibitors (including vehicles from pop culture history like the 66 Batmobile, Back to the Future DeLorean and Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1), and many surprises to come, #NJCE is poised to be a convention not to be missed …and the best news is that you won’t get shut out of this one. In fact, kids under 10 get in for free!

Get tickets now at where you will also find the most up to date list of guests, programming, show features and special events. Advance ticket holders get early admission!

Follow New Jersey Comic Expo for up to the minute news as it drops! Find them on facebook, twitter and Instagram.


Supernatural And Walkind Dead Dorbz On the Way

vinyl sugar iconVinyl Sugar have announced their newest additions to the Dorbz family – Supernatural and The Walking Dead.  Dorbz from both hit series will be available in stores in January. Included in the Supernatural series are Sam, Dean, Castiel and a variant, bloody Castiel. Walking Dead Dorbz include Rick Grimes, Michonne and Daryl and a screwdriver-in-the-eye Walker zombie. Daryl will also have a bloody chase variant figure.

Check these out below.


Diamond Comic Distributors Now the Exclusive Distributor for Warpo

warpo logoDiamond Comic Distributors has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with retro-inspired toy company Warpo, making Diamond the exclusive worldwide distributor of Warpo’s merchandise product lines within the comic book specialty market and other select online and specialty retailers.

Warpo’s first line of toys, the Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures, were the result of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding effort. Warpo’s line of collectibles has expanded with the release of the 12” classic and Glow in the Dark edition Cthulhu figure and is looking to expand its merchandise offerings in the future to include a variety of playsets and plush toys.

“It was only a year and a half ago when Warpo launched our Kickstarter for Legends of Cthulhu, and we’re blown away at the great response we’ve received from the toy community,” says Warpo president Bryan Katzel. “The deal with Diamond is going to make Warpo toys available to a larger global audience, and we’re so thrilled to be aligned with such an incredible partner.”

“Warpo Toys is an amazing find and has proven an incredible success for Diamond Comic Distributors,” said Diamond’s Apparel and Collectibles Brand Manager Erique Watson. “This new partnership is the natural evolution in Warpo’s continued success story, and we’re truly excited to be able to offer more of their unique products to our retailers around the world.”

Diamond will support Warpo launches through its monthly PREVIEWS catalog, innovative programs to its retailer partners, and other unique marketing and distribution services.

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This Week From Diamond Select Toys: Batman, Predator and Rick Grimes

dst-logo1Each week Diamond Select Toys sends cool new toys and collectibles into stores everwhere. Check out this week’s offerings below!

Back to the Future Time Machine Metal Bottle Opener – Item #JUN152100, SRP: $18.00
Remember that time you wanted a refreshing drink, but didn’t have a bottle opener? Well, now you can plan for the future with this sculpted 4” metal bottle opener depicting the famous time machine from Back to the Future! It won’t travel back in time to open past drinks for you, but the magnets on the wheels will keep it mounted on your refrigerator so it will always be there, time after time. Comes packaged in a full-color slip case.

Batman The Animated Series Batman Resin Bust – Item #APR152298, SRP: $59.99
Evildoers beware – Batman is kicking off the next big bust line from Diamond Select! Based on the iconic and revolutionary Batman: The Animated Series, this line of 6-inch resin busts will depict Batman and his friends and foes just as you remember them from the cartoons! The Caped Crusader himself will be the first release in the series, with his arms crossed atop an art-deco base inspired by the show’s distinctive style. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios!
Ghostbusters Logo Metal Bottle Opener – Item #MAY152169, SRP: $18.00
You have the tools, you have the talent… but do you have a bottle opener? When you’ve defeated an invasive supernatural entity, and it’s time to celebrate with a cool beverage, be sure you have this 3” metal bottle opener handy. Scultped in the shape of the Ghostbusters logo, this opener has magnets on the back so it will stick to your refrigerator, containment grid or the hood of the Ecto-1. Packaged in a full-color slipcase.

Justice League Flash Logo Metal Bottle Opener – Item #JUL152192, SRP: $18.00
When you need a bottle opener, there’s no time to dilly-dally. Show your friends how fast you are at fulfilling your hosting duties with this metal bottle opener in the shape of the Flash’s logo from Justice League! Cast in solid metal and measuring approximately 4 inches long, this opener also has magnets on the back, so you can stick it to your refrigerator or global threat monitoring station for a more rapid response time. Thirst never waits! Packaged in a full-color slipcase.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington 16″ Coffin Doll – Item #APR152291, SRP: $49.99
Halloween is coming, and so is Jack Skellington! The star of Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this 16-inch tall doll of Jack is a must for any home that embraces the spirit of Halloween. With a fully articulated body and a real cloth costume, this exacting re-creation of the classic Jack figure will rest comfortably in his coffin-shaped window box until the times comes for him to rise once again! Limited to 1994 pieces!

Predator Minimates Foil Bag Counter Display Asst. – Item #MAY152178, SRP: $5.99/ea.
Get to the chopper! It’s a whole new line of Minimates mini-figures, based on the cinematic world of Predator! This first blind-bagged assortment features Billy and the Jungle Predator (masked, unmasked and thermal) from the first film, the City Predator (regular and battle-damaged) from Predator 2, and Edwin and Cuchillo from Predators! There are eight different figures in all, with a full set in every display case of 18 foil bags, but Edwin is the rarest figure, with only one per case! Let the hunt begin! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum!

Predator Unmasked Vinyl Bust Bank – Item #APR152309, SRP: $22.99
DST goes deeper into the jungle with this vinyl bust bank of an unmasked Predator! With his mandibles out and his shoulder cannon at the ready, this hunter is protective of his prize, and his prize is your loose change! Insert coins through a slot in the back and remove them through an access door in the base. With a detailed, collectible-quality sculpt by Eli Livingston, you’ll take one look at this bank and you’ll say, “You are one ugly money-saver!” Packaged in a clear polybag.

Superman Animated Logo Metal Bottle Opener – Item #JUN152098, SRP: $18.00
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to remove a bottlecap in a single bound! Draw on the strength of the Man of Steel with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the Superman logo from Superman: The Animated Series. Like Superman himself, this 4” opener can bend metal and remove bottlecaps with ease, and two magnets on the back allow it to hover on your refrigerator until it’s time to swoop in and save the day! Packaged in a full-color slipcase.

Walking Dead Rick Grimes B&W Vinyl Bust Bank – Item #MAY138201, SRP: $22.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Keep your money safe from zombies (and the living) with the unyielding glare of Rick Grimes! Based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book, this 7-inch vinyl bust bank of Rick Grimes has been rendered in black-and-white, just as he appears in the pages of the comic! With a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, he’s a bank as well as a collectible-quality bust! Packaged in a clear polybag.

G. I. Joe Pop!s Available in November

POP LOGOThis month will bring a bit of a toy crossover as Funko will be releaseing Pop! versions of some of the most popular G. I. Joe characters. Straight out of the 80’s cartoon, Funko will be releasing Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander and Roadblock. These Pop!s will be available at all your favorite Funko retailers – check them out below.

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