Here’s an interesting tidbit from BBTS – they are closing out some MattyCollector.com DC exclusives, including the DC Universe Classics Swamp Thing, which was Mattel’s San Diego Comic-Con DC exclusive in 2011. And get this – Swamp Thing is listed at BBTS for pre-order at $15.99, while he was $30 when sold at the show and later on MattyCollector.com. Of course, don’t expect the Un-Men with him, as they were an exclusive pack-in for the figures sold at SDCC.
I haven’t seen any news on this from Mattel or from any other retailers (granted I didn’t look that hard so let me know if I missed something), so at this point I’m assuming this is a BigBadToyStore deal direct with Mattel to clear out the warehouse of these DC items.
MATTY COLLECTOR CLOSEOUT
Mattel is releasing a number of items at closeout prices. These include the JLU Three-Pack – Toyman, Firefly, Dr. Destiny at $21.99, the JLU Three-Pack – Vandal Savage, Batman, Future Superman at $11.99, the Justice League Unlimited 7-Pack with Gypsy, Dr. Mid-Night and more at $17.99, the DC Universe Swamp Thing at $15.99, the Retro Action DC Super Heroes Sinestro at $9.99 and the JLU Justice Guild Four-Pack at $13.99.
Roadblock joins Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow in the Hot Toys line-up for G.I. JOE: Retaliation, and damn, you can almost smell what the Rock is cooking with that head sculpt – it’s about as good coming out of the chute as I’ve seen from Hot Toys. He comes with weapons that snap into his brass knuckles – the toy-inspired gimmick that didn’t fit the character to me, but you can ignore it and just have a kick-ass Roadblock.
You can pre-order Roadblock at Sideshow Toys or BigBadToyStore for $219.99. He’s expected to ship in December this year.
G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Roadblock Collectible Figure
In view of the popularity of the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow collectible figure, Hot Toys is proud to present a new addition to our MMS series from the action packed G.I. Joe Retaliation – the 1/6th scale Roadblock Collectible Figure. Roadblock is a force to be reckoned with and the Cobra should think twice before taking on the great one.
Based on the iconic brand from Hasbro, the movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in the movie, featuring a highly detailed head sculpt, finely tailored costume and weapons.
via G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Roadblock Collectible Figure.
Play Imaginative is taking steps to establish itself as serious competition to Hot Toys in the 1/6 scale superhero market. Although its Marvel Iron Man 1/6 scale figures will have to be imported to the states, they’ve made inroads with its DC license. Superman in his New 52 costume is the first figure revealed since they made a splash with the Super Alloy Jim Lee Batman. He comes with a heat vision alternate head, the overall articulation looks impressive, and the crystal base reminiscent of the Fortress of Solitude has an innovative feature – a fan to give his fabric cape a real-time windblown look.
Interestingly enough, the diecast feature of the Super Alloy line puts these figures at a premium over most Hot Toys. I wonder if they will develop a less expensive (but still high end) line.
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DC Collectibles revealed four exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con via USA Today. They found the Superman in the Aardman style ($24.95) most interesting, but the four-pack of Green Lantern characters in the 3.75-inch scale ($49.95) is what caught my eye. It’s got Sinestro in his Green Lantern costume, Arkillo from the Sinestro Corps, Black Hand, and the feline fiend from the Red Lantern Corps – Dex-Starr.
Also of note, Hugo Strange from Batman: Arkham City ($29.95) – the only other Hugo Strange I know of was back when DCC was still DC Direct, but that was just his head on a Batman figure. This will be the first time I’ve seen him in action figure form in something resembling his normal lab coat / doctor’s get-up. Rounding out the exclusives is a 3-pack of Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Girl in animated style ($49.95)
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The hype is building for Man of Steel, and Hot Toys is in on the action with teasers of their 1/6 scale figures for Superman and Jor-El. I am assuming that Zod is a foregone conclusion.
I think these are looking good so far (as expected), but we’ll have to see how the headsculpts match up to Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe. Mattel has already set the bar with the Man of Steel Movie Masters, which is notable considering the smaller 6-inch scale.
Man of Steel collectible figures are coming!
One of the most anticipated blockbusters this summer, Man of Steel will begin to hit theaters worldwide next month! Audience will get to take a new look at the origin and rise of an iconic superhero.We know that fans have been eagerly waiting, and we are very excited and happy to inform you today that the collectible figures of Man of Steel will be coming soon!
via Man of Steel collectible figures are coming!
Hasbro has released their official pictures and description for what should be one of their more popular exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. On top of the packaged shots of the Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett that were revealed through USA Today, they’ve included pictures of the Boba Fett figure and his bounty, Han Solo frozen in carbonite. The new pics give us a closer look at the articulation setup on Boba. Of particular note, it looks like he’s got wrist hinges – allowing more natural two-handed poses with his Blas Tech EE-3 rifle.
I’ve had a chance to do more thinking about the $44.99 price, which seems a bit steep. At more than double the $19.99 price point that’s expected at retail for single figures in the Star Wars Black Series, it might be tempting to wait for his eventual re-release in the line. I’m fairly certain they will do this, most likely with the Return of the Jedi deco – there’s a precedent with the Marvel Legends Thor that launched the Return of Marvel Legends line.
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If you’ve been wavering about the poseability (or lack thereof) of the upcoming Star Trek Select action figures, this may help. Diamond Select Toys has posted that the parts that come with the Star Trek Select Kirk and Spock are interchangeable between figures. That includes the hands and lower torsos – my biggest gripe has been that the legs on these figures are static, but since you can swap between figures, that opens up a lot more posing options.
They also solved the mystery of why Spock comes with two Tricorders – one is open, and the other is closed. I do wonder why including two was more economical than including one that could just open and close, but I suppose the extra accessories will pay off if more crew members from the Original Series make it out in this line.
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It seems like a long time since Hot Toys announced anything that wasn’t Iron Man related, so don’t be disappointed that this is not diecast or armor plated. While I’ve bought several Hot Toys figures from the Dark Knight series, I’ve resisted getting anything from the 1989 Michael Keaton version. Not that I disliked the movie – in fact, I loved it – but the aesthetic of the newer designs appeal to me more.
Still, I was tempted by the original Nicholson Joker, but this one seems to capture Nicholson a bit better.
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With Iron Mania still sweeping through theaters, I’ve been missing toy hype for a little movie opening this weekend – Star Trek Into Darkness. Wait a minute – what do you mean, there are no toys? I guess that even with the blockbuster status attained by the Star Trek reboot four years ago (incidentally, you will get the Star Trek reboot as an iTunes download for free if you buy your Star Trek Into Darkness tickets on Fandango), toy companies and retailers have a long memory when it comes to under-performing toy lines.
Thank goodness for the Original Series, the Next Generation, and the rest of the Trek licenses that Diamond Select Toys holds. It means we have some Trek stuff to run this week! Here’s the official pics of the upcoming Star Trek Select Captain James T. Kirk. I’m glad to see new Star Trek figures from DST, but I still have a special place in my heart for the original, more poseable Star Trek figures, from back when they were from Art Asylum.
Star Trek Select Kirk Cannot be Contained! New Packaging Shots Are Here!
We recently played Spot the Spock, but now it’s time to play Kick the Khan! The second Star Trek Select figure just got new packaging shots, so we thought we’d show you what Captain Kirk looks like in his new Select packaging.Kirk comes with an engineering room diorama base, a second set of hands, a broken phaser and a control rod, as well as a second set of legs so he can deliver a flying kick to the reeling figure of Khan himself! Look for him to arrive at comic shops and specialty stores in early June! Pre-order today with your local shop or favorite online retailer!
via Star Trek Select Kirk Cannot be Contained! New Packaging Shots Are Here! | Art Asylum Blog.
For the past couple of weeks, UGLYDOLL co-creator David Horvath has been posting pictures of his UGLYDOLL plush characters Ice-Bat and Babo as Batman and Superman on his Facebook page. Now it’s official, with Pretty Ugly and Warner Bros. announcing the collaboration.
When we first posted about the DC Ugly Dolls, we had also found that Diamond had already included the assortment in Previews. I’m guessing now that the assortment, which is listed on Urban Collector for about $140, consists of 6 plush figures, putting them at about $23 and change, which is in line with the press release. Also of note, Funko will be making vinyl figures of the DC Ugly Dolls that will hit in 4th quarter this year, right in time for the holidays.
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