Speaking of those Art Asylum Star Trek figures for the Original Series, here’s a blog post from the always awesome A Piece of the Action, a site that covers Star Trek memorabilia, mostly action figures. This post covers how to put together the ultimate Original Series crew, using the figures from both Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys (after they acquired AA and the Trek license).
This is for all of you Trek aficionado customizers who seek perfection in their TOS crew.
I figured it would be a good time to give you my version of a definitive AA/ DST crew. Some of these are pretty easy picks… others not so much. Some are gonna take a little elbow grease and extra dough to make happen. But you want the best, ya gotta work for it… And of course, this is all my opinion here. You may not agree with my picks, and that is totally cool. These just happen to be my personal picks after years of Trek collecting. So without further ado… My ultimate AA/ DST Classic Star Trek Crew!
via A Piece Of The Action: AA/ DST Special Feature: Assembling The Ultimate Crew!.
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.
Marvel Legends Blade by Heroes Assembled Customs – I wonder if that running change variant Blade is ever going to come out – if not, this might be your shot at getting an updated Blade into your Marvel Legends collection – I’m digging that choice of the
Mr. Terrific (am I right?) Black Lightning (thanks, Brainlock!) head for Blade – ends May 15, 2013 13:43:07 PDT
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
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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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Toy Guru promised to make Early Access worthwhile to subscribers, and as it opens this morning I wonder if he it’s working out in practice. For one, there have been a couple of last minute changes – sometimes the emails and news updates on the site are inconsistent. Like this month, the email referenced the Masters of the Universe Classics Evil-Lyn, but at the last minute they’ve switched to Stinkor. And, for the most part, Early Access has been limited to older MOTUC figures that long-time collectors already have.
Of course, that changed when the convention exclusive MOTUC Strobo came and went in Early Access in about five minutes, causing lots of subscribers to scream bloody murder. And chances are good that we’re heading for another one of those this morning.
Update: Early Access got a late start. Spirit of Hordak was available for about 5 minutes – sold out now. By the clock on my laptop he was up for grabs from 8:13 – 8:18AM PST. Let us know if you were able to pick one up!
» There’s more… click to continue reading MattyCollector Early Access Open for May Sale – Will Spirit of Hordak Frustrate Fans?
With the ABC hit series Once Up Upon a Time becoming a franchise with spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, it seems that NBC wants in on the resurgent female-oriented fantasy drama. They’ve got big plans for She-Ra, starring Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue. Hey, she starred as Cammy in the Street Fighter movie with Jean Claude Van Damme, so we know she’s got the chops for the demanding action sequences.
This is what Mattel has been waiting for. How long until we see them get back onto retail shelves with Masters of the Universe Classics?
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It was a slow day for AFP yesterday, as I was on the road taking my wife and her mom to Las Vegas as a little Mother’s Day celebration. As we were sitting at the gate waiting to board the plane, I thought about action figures of mothers. And came up with one. Pamela Voorhees, from Friday the 13th, was the only one I could recall. And actually, there were at least two made of her. In 2005, NECA came out with deluxe set for the movie’s 25th anniversary, with Jason and his dear old mom (pictured above, courtesy of BigBadToyStore). Sideshow made a 1/6 scale version – see Michael Crawford’s review of Pamela Voorhees.
So, what other mothers deserve action figures? Before getting called to board the plane, I came up with three.
» There’s more… click to continue reading In Honor of Mother’s Day – the Top Three Moms Who Deserve Action Figures
When 3A Toys picked up a license from Valve, the video game developers for hit franchises like Counter Strike, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead, my mind reeled with the possibilities. After all, there are a lot of synergies – army men and zombies? When the first Valve-related products came out, the Team Fortress Sandvich and the Portal Companion Square (eBay links), I was hoping for more. Granted, those items were both extremely popular, but didn’t feel like they were leveraging all that 3A could do.
That changes with the upcoming Portal 2 Atlas P-body figures. These two are within another of 3A’s wheelhouses – robots – and really have a wow factor to them. They’re 1/6 scale figures, are fully loaded with insane articulation, LED lights, and handheld Portal generators. No prices yet, but I’m betting these will sell like gangbusters.
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DCC has revealed some new video game collectibles through the New York Post, and one in particular is just awesome. It’s the Arkham Origins Batman. I have really enjoyed the Arkham series of Batman games but the design and figures for Batman fell a little flat off of the big screen TV. The nearest I came to buying one was the Batman from DCC Arkham wave 4 – it’s the same design as the others, but it’s got the super-poseable articulation scheme of the 4-inch DCC figures.
So while I haven’t paid much attention to the design for the new Origins game, if it’s anything like this figure then I think they’ve nailed it for this game. My understanding is that Gentle Giant had its hand in this new Batman.
FIRST LOOK: DC’s latest video-game action figures and statues
The great thing about video games these days is you get to reach out and touch the characters. And DC Collectibles knows it.
Given the popularity of the “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” “Batman: Arkham City” and “Injustice: Gods Among Us” action-figure lines, the company is rolling out two new series this fall – and Post Game Report has the exclusive, first look.
Closest to my heart (and wallet) are action figures from the hotly anticipated “Batman: Arkham Origins” video game. Batman gets a whole new outfit in the prequel and we get the frightening and dapper Black Mask to boot. They’re due out in October and will be in the typical 6.75” scale. They’ll be about 25 clams each.
On the higher end, however, are statues based on the upcoming “Infinite Crisis” free-to-play MOBA game which will feature different versions of the DC stable of characters.
There’s Nightmare Batman (reminiscent of artist Kelley Jones’ depiction of the Dark Knight) and what just might be the most badass Amazon warrior I’ve ever seen – the chainsaw-wielding Atomic Age Wonder Woman. Each runs about $125, so these are really for the hardcore collector. Batman is due out in September, Wonder Woman in November.
via FIRST LOOK: DC’s latest video-game action figures and statues.
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!