Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have put together an awesome prize package for Superman’s 75th anniversary. It includes items from DC Collectibles, Funko, Mattel, Mezco, NECA, and a whole mess more. They’ve even got some of the exclusives from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in there.
The Superman 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes ends December 2. Good luck!
CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN!
Enter for a chance to win an awesome prize package with 75 toys, movies and more for the whole family!
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Dr. Strange has had pretty good action figures in both Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe, but haven’t really had any of his signature villains available to battle. And while this San Diego exclusive HeroClix Shuma Gorath may work for MU and might be a bit of a stretch for ML, I’m still pretty psyched to see it from WizKids – it’s about time! One of the coolest features is his articulated eye, which is movable via an eye knob at the back of his head(?)
Shuma Gorath will cost $50 at SDCC, and WizKids will also have a trio of DC heroes, Pandora, the Question, and Phantom Stranger, for $24.99.
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After posting the Sideshow contest I started clicking around for more Pacific Rim info – somehow I missed the announcement last week for NECA’s giveaway. They’re now in week two of giveaways for four NECA Pacific Rim prize packs. The action figures look great, but I’m most thrilled about the HeroClix. I like the idea of scale reversal – to the Heroclix kaiju I’m monster-sized!
Four Weeks of Pacific Rim Contests Start Today!
Only a few more weeks until until Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi action-adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim” hits theaters, and the anticipation is killing us. To celebrate the upcoming film (and distract ourselves from the unbearable wait), we’re kicking off an unprecedented series of contests — starting today!
For the next month, we’ll be holding weekly drawings to give away fantastic prizes from Pacific Rim. That means you’ve got FOUR chances to win Pacific Rim 7″ Action Figures, HeroClix Pacific Rim Mini-Games, and HeroClix Pacific Rim Gravity Feeds!
via Four Weeks of Pacific Rim Contests Start Today! | NECAOnline.com.
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.