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!
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.
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BATMAN CLASSIC 1966 TV FIGURES SERIES 01, 02, BOX SET
We have just listed the first two waves of the Batman Classic 1966 TV Figures, as well as the first box set. The first wave includes Batman, Riddler and Penguin and is listed at $54.99 for the Set of 3; the second wave of Batman Classic 1966 TV figures Case includes two of Joker and one each of Batman, Penguin, Riddler and Surf’s Up Batman, and is priced at $104.99. We have them listed as a Set of 5 (one of each figure) at $94.99, and the Joker singly at $17.99. The new Box Set includes Batman and Robin walking up the side of the building; this two-pack is the only way to get the Robin figure, and is listed at $32.99.
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TETRA SQUADRON FIGURES
These seven new figures feature pre-earth tetrahedron styled vehicle modes. You can choose from Banshee, Rebelor, Prankstor, Smashor, Boostor, Requiem and Solarblast. These figures are currently BBTS Early Bird Exclusives, and are priced at $49.99 ($10 off the MSRP) until 3-19, so be sure to get your orders in before the price returns to $59.99.
NEW DC ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH
DC unleashed a plethora of announcements today. They include New 52 Figure two-Packs of Flash & Vibe and Wonder Woman & Katana, each priced at $34.99 ($5 off the MSRP), as well as a single Martian Manhunter figure at $21.99 ($3 off the MSRP). Aquaman & Black Adam and Superman & Nightwing get 3.75″ figure two-packs from Injustice: Gods Among Us for $26.99 each ($3 off the MSRP) as well. Arkham City Nightwing gets a new statue at $99.99 ($25 off the MSRP), while Batman gets two new Black & White Statues – Sean Murphy Version and Rafael Grampa Version, with each priced at $69.99 ($10 off the MSRP). Superman starts a new The Man of Steel statue line with versions by Rags Morales and Jim Lee; each of these is listed at $69.99 as well, saving you $10 per statue off of the MSRP. A Second Edition of the Vertigo: The Sandman & Death Bookend Set is coming and is priced at $179.99, $20 off the MSRP. Finally, a new 2013 release of the 1:1 Scale Yellow Lantern Power Battery & Ring Prop Replica was announced, and we have it listed at $169.99, saving you $30 off of the MSRP.
MARVEL SELECT MOVIE WOLVERINE
Diamond and Gentle Giant have just announced the first figure from the upcoming movie “The Wolverine”. This Wolverine is shirtless with claws extended and a grim facial expression, comes with alternate head and hands, and is listed at $24.99 right now, although that price may change once more information is revealed.
STAR WARS BUSINESS CARD HOLDERS – R2-D2, HAN IN CARBONITE
Kotobukiya has two new metallic business card cases on the way. They are designed as either R2-D2 or Han Solo in Carbonite, and each is listed at $26.99, $3 off the MSRP.
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NECA shared the news that they are sponsoring another three giveaways. In the last contest they sponsored, NECA offered up figures from Predator, Kill Bill, and Resident Evil.
Up for grabs this time are:
To enter each giveaway, you’ll have to answer a simple trivia question related to the prize. Good luck!
We’re catching up on SDCC exclusives, and a few weeks back, NECA revealed its HeroClix exclusive – Giant-Man, with an in-scale (read: too small for you to see him and too small for them to put anything on the HeroClix base) Ant-Man.
Don’t worry – NECA is making an actual HeroClix figure for Ant-Man too - he’ll come with his better half, the Wasp.
NECA Does SDCC Pt. 1: Giant-Man HeroClix Unveiled!
We’re Con Bound!
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be giving special sneak peaks out our 2012 convention exclusives, and we start today with the brand-spanking new 2012 Convention Exclusive Marvel HeroClix Giant-Man Super Booster! Priced at $39.99, Giant-Man also includes a proportionate Ant-Man HeroClix figure that’s invisible!
No, really, like he’s not there. Set to the scale of Giant-Man, you can’t see Henry Pym when he shrinks all the way down to Ant-Man size. Also, when Marvel HeroClix first premiered way back in 2002, a similar Ant-Man was offered at conventions that year, so this Ant-Man makes a perfect bonus piece for Pym as Giant-Man. As you can see above, there’s a base with Ant-Man on it, and you’ll just have to take our word for it that he’s there. You can’t possibly imagine how hard it was to sculpt something so small that it’s invisible to the naked eye.
Henry Pym AKA Giant-Man first appeared in Marvel’s Tales to Astonish #56 in 1964, having already made his debut as Ant-Man in issue #35 two years earlier. Rumors have been kicking around for a while now about a movie in the works, so we thought no better time to debut this Giant-Man Chaos War HeroClix!
Like all of the figures in the Chaos War collection, Giant-Man is gorgeously detailed and accurate to the comics. He’ll be available at San Diego Comic Con and other upcoming 2012 conventions.
For more on HeroClix, be sure to check out the Marvel Chaos War HeroClix collection, and keep it tuned to your favorite action figures wholesaler for other 2012 convention exclusives to come and all the best merchandise from your favorite games, movies, and more!
via NECA Does SDCC Pt. 1: Giant-Man HeroClix Unveiled! | NECAOnline.com.
I’ve just got an excerpt from WizKid’s preview of two of the figures from the upcoming Heroclix Web of Spider-Man set that was announced back in late April – Carnage and Cardiac. But you should really check out the full article, especially if you’re interested in the product planning that goes into producing a set of figures like this.
Today, I have two sneak peaks of figs for you to look at, one from each category. First up, I have a “need.” If you’re going to do a Spider-Man set, you got to have representatives on the Symbiote front. Fans have been bugging (okay, asking) me for a new Carnage since I began working on Clix years ago. Web of Spider-Man includes a powerhouse version of Cletus Kasady that is sure to guarantee “maximum carnage.” Equipped with a vicious Special “Symbiote Blade,” Carnage is a worthy adversary. Next up on my preview board is another fan-demanded piece that conveniently happens to be from the Spider-verse.
Wow, that sculpt is a real shocker! All bad puns aside, what a breath-taking sculpt and paint for this awesome frie-nemy of Spider-Man. While Carnage is a top-line Spider enemy with a couple of major cross-over stories under his belt, Cardiac has a slightly longer and more nuanced relationship with our favorite webhead. He’s a perfect example of the supporting cast that makes Spider-Man’s world so rich and interesting. I can’t wait to show you more figs from the set, and in my next article, we’ll get into one of the meaty mechanics that makes Web truly innovative.
via Web of Spider-Man Previews Are Here! : Heroclix.com – Wizkids/NECA, Inc.
With the Blackest Night Heroclix, NECA and WizKids started using digital sculpts to great effect – see their announcements for Mera and Hal Jordan, Lex Luthor, Scarecrow, the Atom, and Wonder Woman.
Now for Brightest Day, they’re following these up with a new seven-figure pack, including Aquaman and Osiris. For this scale, I think these show a lot of detail.
AFTER BLACKEST NIGHT COMES BRIGHTEST DAY! AQUAMAN & OSIRIS
The DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack, available October 2010, is the follow-up product to the highly acclaimed DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game. Tying in with DC Comics hit Brightest Day year-long series, the DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack includes seven highly detailed HeroClix 3D figures ripped directly from the pages of the Brightest Day comic, plus an all-new, double-sided HeroClix map.
via After Blackest Night Comes Brightest Day! Aquaman & Osiris : Heroclix.com – Wizkids/NECA, Inc.
Two things are interesting to me about the announcement of Star Trek HeroClix. First, they talk about a digital component – I am not quite sure what that means, but if it means an online aspect to the game, that’d be pretty cool.
The second is something not stated in the release, but definitely something to watch for – if the line takes off, I’m wondering if we’ll get collosal game pieces for the Enterprise and other ships, like the Romulan Warbird or the Klingon Bird of Prey.
ANNOUNCING STAR TREK BASED GAMES FROM WIZKIDS
WIZKIDS/NECA ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DEVELOP STAR TREK® GAMES
WizKids/NECA and CBS Consumer Products today announced that they have entered into an agreement wherein WizKids/NECA will create HeroClix branded miniature games to be sold both physically and digitally, set in the Star Trek universe, including all of the Star Trek television shows and Star Trek feature films.
“Star Trek changed the way people think about the future,” said WizKids/NECA President Lax Chandra. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to marry our innovative game design and exceptional miniatures with the incredibly rich Star Trek franchise. We believe HeroClix and the Star Trek Universe are ideally suited for cooperative gaming and table top miniature simulation and will speak to gamers in a new and compelling way.”
The first WizKids/NECA Star Trek game will release around Christmas, 2010 with additional expansions to follow.
via Announcing Star Trek Based Games from WizKids : Heroclix.com – Wizkids/NECA, Inc.
It’s nice to see Jonah Hex finally getting his due. Here’s some pics of upcoming Hex Heroclix (that’s got a nice ring to it), expected in August, to accompany the movie. Jonah Hex opens in a couple of weeks, on June 18.
The rumors are true! Megan Fox Jonah Hex is finally coming to the HeroClix with the DC HeroClix Jonah Hex Battle Pack. The movie themed Battle Pack contains three brand new, figures: Jonah Hex, Lilah, and Turnbull! The 3 fig Battle Pack is 100% HeroClix compatible and will be available mid-August. Check your local game or comic store this fall.
BTW – These are actual production pieces (off the line). I think they are some of the best eyes we’ve done to date. Let me know what you think.
via Jonah Hex coming to HeroClix in 2010 : Heroclix.com – Wizkids/NECA, Inc.