It’s a kid’s (and this particular adult’s) dream come true. In a collaboration worthy of Marvel Team-Up, Hasbro and 3DPlusMe have joined forces to make you and me into super heros – in action figure form at least. We got to try out the experience last night at Hasbro’s ‘Twas the Night Before extravaganza, and it was a blast. Sure, with 3DPlusMe’s digital artists tuning up our head sculpts, we’ve got a cliff-hanger straight from the comic books – it will be four to six weeks until we have our own Rescue 12-inch action figure, featuring Cara inside the Iron Man armor.
We all know who Hasbro is, but if you are curious about 3DPlusMe, they were spawned from the acquisition of Digital PlaySpace by 3D Systems, the same company that acquired Gentle Giant. 3D printing has permeated the manufacturing industry primarily due to its strengths in rapid prototyping, and at the time of the acquisitions, I wondered what we might see in terms of more mass market-oriented applications. We’re starting to see the pay-off – Super Awesome Me is making its debut in Toys ‘R Us Times Square today and FAO Schwarz tomorrow.
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Banking on the success of Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit movie, Diamond Select Toys have announced a comics-based Marvel Minimates boxed set for San Diego Comic-Con, featuring Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Mystique and a Sentinel. Great choices to tie in to the movie, but I don’t recall Mystique featuring prominently at all in the comic event – but then again she wasn’t being played by J-Law back then and like Wolverine, my memories can’t be trusted. DST is also making an accompanying comic book cover recreating Uncanny X-Men #141, available separately, featuring the Marvel Minimates in place of the comic book characters.
There usually are more Marvel Minimates exclusives during SDCC, and perhaps there are still more to come through DST’s distribution partners. DST also announced a Walking Dead Minimates set, a Sin City Marv exclusive figure, and more from Star Trek, Star Wars, Godzilla, and Jay and Silent Bob. Just over a month to go. Are you getting excited yet for SDCC?
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We’ve been oooohing and aaahing over the new line of 6-inch super-articulated figures coming from DC Collectibles for Batman: The Animated Series later this year. We’d previously seen the first wave, with Batman and Catwoman in detail and Two-Face and Mr. Freeze in digital sculpt form. In the latest reveal, MTV.com posted color pics of Two-Face and Mr. Freeze, and revealed three of the four figures coming in wave two. The fourth figure will be revealed by DC Collectibles on Friday.
The Gentle Giant-sculpted figures are due out near the end of the year. Wave one had been previously scheduled for a November release, and wave two is to follow on its heels in December. Any guesses who the final figure in wave two will be?
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It’s “When did I get so old?” time – Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction turns twenty this year. That’s twenty years since John Travolta’s career was revitalized so he could get out of movies like the Look Who’s Talking franchise and go on to star in fare like Michael (the angel movie) and Battlefield Earth. Ok, so maybe Pulp Fiction was more of a blip on his career path.
To capitalize on our nostalgia factor, two companies – Funko and Diamond Select Toys – have jumped onto the Pulp Fiction license, and are producing four separate action figure lines to capture our collector dollars.
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To whet our appetites for their new Batman: The Animated Series figures, DC Collectibles has posted a feature that provides background on the animated shows which are the source material for the designs, and details the features of the figures shown thus far – Batman from 1997’s New Batman Adventures and Catwoman from 1992’s The Animated Series. I don’t think I’ve seen this in print anywhere, but I believe that Gentle Giant is the design studio behind these figures.
If you hadn’t heard, the first wave will have two more figures – Mr. Freeze and Two-Face, both based on the 1997 designs. But it’ll be a long wait for the four figures. They’re due to hit shelves in November.
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The second Cap-related announcement from Diamond Select Toys was more of a tease through MTV – the figures are shown in silhouettes as to not give too much away of the movie, since we’re still several months out.
Falcon has already been given a glimpse in the awesome Captain America: the Winter Soldier trailer, and I’ll guess that the DST movie Cap will feature Steve Rogers in his Super Soldier costume.
Marvel Select Captain America Movie Action Figure A Diamond Select Release!
Based on the new movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s an all-new Captain America figure in the Marvel Select scale! Standing approximately 7 inches tall, this figure depicts Cap in his new stealth uniform and features 16 points of articulation and his trademark shield. Only available at specialty stores! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Figure SRP: $24.99
Marvel Select Captain America Movie Falcon Action Figure
A Diamond Select Release! The newest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe is Captain America’s high-flying partner the Falcon, and now the Falcon is the newest Marvel Select action figure! Standing approximately 7 inches tall, this figure depicts the Falcon as he appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and features 16 points of articulation plus his trademark wings. Only available at specialty stores! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Figure SRP: $24.99
via ‘Captain America’ Toys First Look: What Do They Reveal About ‘The Winter Soldier’? – Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com.