Sideshow Collectibles is holding a giveaway for its upcoming Darth Vader premium 1/6 scale figure. Vader will go up for pre-order tomorrow, but the contest entry period closes today.
I have not been able to access the Darth Vader photo gallery and pre-order info on the Sideshow Experience blog (the site throws an error) but people who have are saying the figure is expected in January 2014 and will be priced around $250. With the removable helmet and lights on the figure and base, I think this may be the one that brings me over to the Dark Side of 1/6 scale Star Wars figures.
Did you see Star Trek Into Darkness yet? I just did (I know I’m late!) and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re not a Trek fan or your movie partner isn’t, no worries – my mom, who is definitely not a Trekkie, took me to see it and loved it!
In any case, IMAX is holding a Star Trek Into Darkness sweepstakes that includes a bunch of Trek gear, including the Hasbro KRE-O Enterprise ($49.99) and the NECA Star Trek Into Darkness Connect with Pieces puzzle ($12.99). If that’s not enough, the grand prize includes official uniforms, the Star Trek video game from Namco Bandai, and a bunch more.
It’s open until the end of the month, so enter the IMAX giveaway now. » There’s more… click to continue reading Win Star Trek Gear from Hasbro, NECA, and More from IMAX
Still on a Star Trek high from seeing Into Darkness this weekend? Entertainment Earth wants you to Trek Into Discounts! Yeah, I know, it’s horrible, and I wish I could claim credit for it, but that’s what they wrote in the email notifying me of the 20% discount Entertainment Earth is offering on most of their in stock Star Trek gear. It includes a lot of great stuff from Diamond Select Toys, Hasbro, NECA, and more.
Live long and shop a lot!
The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, opens July 3 in the US, but the 7-inch action figures from NECA are available now. NECA has singles of the Lone Ranger and Tonto on their eBay store. Anyone heard anything about a 3.75-inch line?
There’s a lot more action figures available on the NECA eBay store.
Iron Man is still going strong in theaters, though I expect Star Trek will take over the top spot this weekend. LEGO has the Marvel (and DC) license, but Star Trek is with Hasbro in the KRE-O building set brand – so LEGO is riding shotgun with this Iron Man promotion for a free set. The LEGO Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone is a $4.99 set, and you don’t necessarily have to buy Marvel LEGOs to get it.
For example, you might go nuts over these Lone Ranger LEGO sets – cowboys, Indians, and trains? That’s LEGO heaven, Kemosabe.
FREE Exclusive, Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone with purchases of $50 or more! Valid. 5.16.13 – 5.31.13
- FREE Iron Man™ vs. Fighting Drone set with any purchase of $50 or more
- Valid: June 16-31st or while supplies last
- No Code Required
via Free Exclusive LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone!* | LEGO Shop.
I had posted this deal to get the Star Trek reboot as a movie download on iTunes with the official pics of the Diamond Select Toys Star Trek Select Captain Kirk, but with the sequel opening tomorrow (or is it today?), it deserves to be highlighted again.
It’s a simple deal – buy your tickets to Star Trek Into Darkness on Fandango, and they’ll send you a download code that you can use on iTunes to get Star Trek (2009) as a digital download. The offer is good until the end of May (or while supplies last – although I don’t really understand how they could run out of a digital download), so if you don’t want to face the crowds at the multiplex on opening weekend, take your time. I’ve tried to avoid as much of the hype / spoilers for this one, but I’m still pretty psyched to see it. What about you?
Here’s some deals for DC Universe Classics customizers:
- Batman Legacy Catwoman Collector Figure – $9.88 – this classic Catwoman from the Batman Legacy line was a highly sought after version of Selina Kyle but ultimately peg-warmed – she’s got a nice blank body, high-heeled boots, skirt, and a cape
- DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Artemis Figure – $9.28 – the 6-inch Young Justice line tanked at retail – the show getting canceled didn’t help, but the $20+ price point was the clincher – Artemis comes with a mostly blank body with the exception of some buckled boots, but as a deluxe figure she also has a compound bow, quiver, and arrows
- DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Aqualad Figure – $8.33 – accompanying Artemis is Aqualad from the deluxe Young Justice line, also discounted deeply – another blank body aside from the Aqua-buckle and fins on his calves, he comes with a bunch of translucent water accessories and also has some useful bare feet
I Am Your Fodder highlights action figures that are cheap and would make interesting customizing fodder.
If you like the UGLYDOLL DC Superman and Batman plushes coming out this fall, you might like these Toynami Skelanimals as your favorite DC superheroes. Available on Amazon.com now:
I’ve been waiting for the vinyl figures, but maybe I’ll pick these up for my wife.
Edit: she said no on the plush, but I still might get the vinyl figures. The DC Skelanimal 3-inch vinyls are available for pre-order at BigBadToyStore, due in July.
Man of Steel Movie Masters figures are up for pre-order on Amazon, but it’s almost like a straight up purchase because they have the in-stock date as May 15. I guess Mattel must have backed their trucks into the Amazon warehouse (or however that’s supposed to work) because in the past couple days I’ve seen the Batman Classic TV Series figures and the latest DC Unlimited put up for sale at the online retail juggernaut. Speaking of Juggs, wouldn’t it be great to get some new Marvel Legends on Amazon soon?
Up, up, and away!