Soundwave Joins ‘Transformers: Forged to Fight’ Mobile Game

Today, Kabam has released Soundwave and his trusty minions Laserbeak and Ravage as an unlockable playable character inthe new AAA 3D action-fighter Transformers: Forged to Fight for mobile. The Decepticon model of loyalty to Megatrons cause, Soundwave takes advantage of his title as Communications Officer to ingratiate himself with Megatron every chance he gets. Opponents beware of Soundwave’s signature ability – the Sonic Shield – protecting Soundwave from incoming attacks with a chance to reflect inbound range attacks back at his opponent to deal 140% their original damage.

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is a new high-definition, action-fighting RPG mobile game developed by Kabam and Hasbro. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history.

The game features authentic Transformers action set in a stunning 3D environment, challenging players to assemble the ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons, including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.

Download Transformers: Forged to Fight Today.

Mezco Reveals Living Dead Dolls Series 34

Mezco has shared details on the 34th series of Livind Dead Dolls…and they shared the backstory which is below.

Welcome to the picturesque town of Wassen Hole, East Dakota. It’s a quiet place with a secretive past, a past with terrible secrets that have been long buried. But somethings refuse to stay buried forever and in Wassen Hole the secret of their sins have risen, to exact spectral vengeance and set right the wrongs done so long ago. 

From deep within a collapsed mine called the Devil’s Vein rise five spirits— deceived by a greedy town and foresaken by their families—bringing hell to those who have trespassed upon their fated souls.

The five dolls in the series are:

  • Canary
  • Ash Lee
  • Tommy Knocker
  • Coalette
  • Soot

Each Living Dead Doll features 5 points of articulation and real cloth clothing, and are each packed in their own coffin with personalized nameplate and death certificate.

You can pre-order this series here.

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Funko’s Latest Additions to Specialty Series

Funko’s Specialty Series are special products intended for boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online retailers. Today Funko announced the July additions to this program.

The latest Pop! addition to the program is everyone’s favorite red monster from Looney Tunes – Gossamer. 

The newest Dorbz figure in the program is Shinoa Hirage from Seraph of the End.

Check them both out below and look for them in stores this July.

Walmart Offers Special Products for Star Wars Day, May the 4th

Star Wars Day, May the 4th (get it?) is right around the corner and Walmart has some special plans for this most special of days.

Among the plans is the wide release of the 40th anniversary collection of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures. The first wave of these figures have snuck out to some degree…but the second wave is expected to launch for Star Wars day. The Sand People, the Jawa and the Death Squad Commader are new to the Black series in this wave.  The complete collection includes (some are already available on Walmart.com):

Walmart is also has an excusive Lego set – Luke’s Landspeeder. Priced at $19.87, this set includes Luke’s iconic Tatooine ride and minfigs of Luke, Obi Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and a Tusken Raider. You’ll only find this set on the shelves of Walmart stores.

And, of course, Walmart is the only destination for Hasbro’s Black Series 3.75” figures and other exclusives, including sought after Star Wars collectibles from brands like Funko, LEGO and Hasbro.

Several of the Funko exclusives are also available on-line:

Be sure to include Walmart on your Star Wars Day festivities.

Walmart Offers Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 Ravenger Groot Figure

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is right around the corner and Walmart is set to fill the shelves on May 8th with new toys inspirecd by the film. Among the new products will be the Walmart exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Ravager Groot, The figure depicts Baby Groot as he sets out to take revenge on a Ravager faction after being captured and unwillingly suited up as their mascot. This Groot will be retailing for $19.87 and you can see him below.

Detailed Images from the First Stop On Tamashii Nation’s World Tour

The first stop in the Tamashii Nations world tour took place this past weekend in New York City and Jon from Preternia.com was there to cover the event.

Check out the gallery below for pictures from the event, highlights include:

  • New Pacific Rim figures
  • The latest in S. H. Figuarts Marvel including Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Iron Man Mk VII and Doctor Strange
  • The newest additions to their 1:6 scale Star Wars droids and the Movie Realization series
  • New art for upcoming Marvel Movie Realization figures
  • New S. H. Figuarts Dragonball and Streetfighter figures

And more! See it all in the gallery below and if anything catches your eye – nab a pre-order!

Gentle Giant Announces Star-Lord Collector’s Gallery Statue

Gentle Giant has announced the latest addition to their Collector’s Gallery Statue line – Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Lifted direct from his silver-screen appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, the Star-Lord Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted down the most minute detail, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. Star-Lord is rocking his signature helmet, has his blaster in hand and is full of the attitude that has made him one of the notorious rogues in the galaxy. This 1:8 scale statue of Star-Lord is the 4th in our Marvel Collector’s Gallery statue line and is available for pre-order now.

Ahoy! Pirates of the Caribbean Pop!s Coming This June

In advance of the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Funko has announced a series of Pop! vinyls to accompany the movie. This series includes Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and the pirate hunter Captain Salazar. A 1-in-6 chase variant of Captain Salazar will be yours to hunt – Ghost Salazar. Also look for a Hot Topic exclusive version of Captain Jack Sparrow, he features a unique weathered gold deco. 

See them all below and look for them in stores this spring.

 

3DRetro Hosting Rick and Morty Kidrobot Figure Signing Tomorrow, April 28th

Our pals over at 3DRetro in Los Angeles sent over a note with details on an event they’re having tomorrow, April 28th. To celebrate the release of the new Kidrobot [adult swim] Mini Figures and the new Rick and Morty medium vinyl figure they are hosting a party with food, photo-ops and signings.

The event starts at 6PM and the signing begins at 7PM. The line for the purchase of the medium Rick and Morty figure ($49.99) begins at 4PM, mini figures ($9.99) will be available all day. A figure purchase is necessary for autographs but due to time restrictions on the talent autographs are not guaranteed, but they will be trying to accomodate everyone.

The signing includes the creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and Matt Senreich an SethGreen from Robot Chicken in attendance and signing!

We will also have William Tokarsky from “Too Many Cooks” at the event for photo-ops with fans. 
Food trucks in attendance will be Go Fusion N Grill, Pinch of Flavor and Blast Ice Cream
Also on hand will be artist Matt Gondek to talk about his new Rick and Morty mural and artist Juan Muniz which will be painting a new [adult swim] piece.
 
See all the details over on the facebook event page.

Four Times the Pop! Sydney Bristow from Alias

Alias, J. J. Abrams’ double agent flip floppy spy family drama aired on ABC from 2001-2006.  Funko has now announced four Pop! vinyl versions of the lead character of the series, Jennifer Garner’s Sydney Bristow. Each of the versions is one of Sydney’s stand-out spy disguises from the series. You have the option to get Sydney as a blonde, a Goth, a school girl or a red head. 

These four versions of Sydney will be availble this June.

Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Optimus Prime Revealed

This year is the 10th anniversary of the launch of Paramount and Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie. As we’re looking towards the relase of the fifth movie, the latest figure in the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES has just been revealed at the Beijing and Guangzhou Midnight Sales Event—the Optimus Prime MPM-4 figure. Co-created by Hasbro and Tomy, the figure converts from robot to classic truck mode and features eye-catching detail, articulated fingers and an interchangeable mask – perfect for fans and collectors alike. See below for more information and images from our friends at Hasbro!

TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 Figure

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Summer 2017)

Get in the action with the latest figure from the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES, the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure! Co-created by Hasbro and Tomy, the figure is inspired by the iconic OPTIMUS PRIME character in the original 2007 TRANSFORMERS film and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS movie franchise. Pay homage to the great AUTOBOT leader with all the detail you expect from a MASTERPIECE product, including die cast parts! The OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure converts from robot to classic truck mode and showcases Earth’s greatest protector with eye-catching detail, articulated fingers and an interchangeable mask – perfect for fans and collectors alike. The sleek, signature flame design is emblematic of his inextinguishable drive to fight for freedom. Converts in 43 steps and comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and other exciting weapon accessories.

Full Details on Gentle Giant’s First SDCC Exclusives – Ralph McQuarrie Han Mini-Bust, Jumbo Dianoga

In advance of Star Wars Celebration, Gentle Giant shared their shared exclusives between Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic-con. The kind folks over at Gentle Giant sent over the complete description and additional images of these exclusives which you can grab at SDCC.

If you’re a Premier Guild Member, you’ll have another chance for a members only pre-order before SDCC – which will give a chance to grab one without the hassle of the lines. You can find information on the Premier Guild here.

Stay tuned for details on the next two Gentle Giant SDCC exclusives.

 

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Series Han Solo Mini-Bust

Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of Han Solo display a vast difference from that of the final version as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Designed initially as a Lightsaber wielding, bearded Jedi Knight, this mini-bust explores a fascinating look into the conceptual development of one of science fiction’s most roguish smugglers.

Designed, modeled and prototyped using top of the line 3D technology. The 1:6th scale Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) mini bust is hand cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition
certificate of authenticity.

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80756
UPC:  814176022380
Dimensions:  6.5” H x 8” W x 5.5” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Star Wars Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster

When the vintage Death Star Space Station Playset was released in 1978 the designers had to take some creative license on the included trash compactor monster. We all knew about the eye stalk and the tentacles, but the wings, the mouth full of teeth and the fin were a revelation to us kids. Now the thing lurking in the muck of the Death Star had a “face.”

Grab your Jumbo Han, Luke, Leia and Chewbacca because now you can re-enact the pulse-pounding trash compactor scene from Star Wars: A New Hope with the convention exclusive Jumbo Dianoga Trash
Monster! Celebrate the 40 th anniversary of Star Wars with part of one of the greatest playsets in the history of toys!

Scanned from the original vintage figure/accessory and reproduced in the 12” scale, Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Dianoga Trash Monster comes packed with accurate 3-color foam “trash” and in a spectacular vintage inspired full color box!

Gentle Giant Ltd’s Jumbos – Just like you remember, only BIGGER!

License: Star Wars
Item Number:  80748
UPC:  814176022175
Dimensions:  6” H x 7.25” W x 14” D
Release Date:  Q2 2017

Funko Announces New Alien: Covenant Pop! Vinyls for Alien Day

In support of the 2nd annual Alien Day (4/26), Funko has announced the Pop! vinyl figures in support of the next film in the Alien family, Alien: Covenant. Available at all retailers will be David, Daniels and a Xenomorph. Hot Topic will offer and exclusive Oram with Face Hugger Pop! and GameStop will be offering a bloody Xenomorph. 

Check them out below and look for them in stores soon!

Eaglemoss Celebrates Alien Day with “Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway”

Marking one of the most significant elements of science fiction film history, Eaglemoss Collections invites fans and collectors throughout the US to join the hunt and enter the “Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway.”

Coinciding with the worldwide celebration of Alien Day on April 26th – commemorating LV-426, the moon of the planet where the Alien saga began – and extending through the premiere of Alien: Covenant on May 19th, this easy-to-enter online sweeps (AlienFigurines.com) will award more than 200 prizes, including five Grand Prizes of an Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection subscription from Eaglemoss.

Ten First Prize winners will receive a premium format “Mega” Alien Xenomorph Statue (standing over 11” tall) from Eaglemoss. Additional prizes include pairs of figures from the Alien & Predator Figurine Collection and officially licensed Alien & Predator T-shirts. As an added bonus, the first 100 fans to sign up for a subscription to the collection will receive a ticket to see Alien: Covenant in theaters.

For official rules and to enter, fans are asked to go to AlienFigurines.com. Once there, they can simply provide their name and valid e-mail address and they’re in! No purchase is necessary to enter the Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway.

The promotion is meant to drive fan attention to the Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection, the most extensive range of classic characters and creatures ever assembled from the Alien, Predator, AVP and Prometheus movie franchises. Each figure is presented in realistic detail at 1:16 scale (about 5-1/2 inches tall) and in an iconic pose taken right from the movies. The collection is available by subscription as well as in leading comic shops and pop culture specialty stores.

Waspinator Joins Transformers: Forged To Fight Mobile Game

TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight is the newly released high-definition, action-fighting Transformers RPG mobile game. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history. A fan favorite for the Beast Wars era has made his debut on the game, Waspinator. 

For newer fans of the franchise, here is Waspinator’s bio:

Despite his loyalty to the Predacon cause, the stalwart Waspinator never gets the respect he deserves from both his team mates or the universe. He has a knack for being crushed, smashed, and torn apart, but this bug has shown himself to be nearly indestructible, always appearing reassembled and ready for the next battle.

You can download Transformers: Forged to Fight here: http://www.bit.ly/PlayTransformersFTF and check out Waspinator’s ‘Bot Showcase’ video below.

 

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