Perhaps a little more up your alley than giant action figures with funny pictures, Amazon has NECA’s Lone Ranger and Tonto 2-pack up for $28.99 (regular price $39.99). This is good until 7PM PST, or while supplies last. Happy shopping, Kemosabe!
NECA The Lone Ranger – 7″ Deluxe Scale Action Figure (Set of 2)
- Over 20 points of articulation
- Likeness of actor Armie Hammer
- Likeness of actor Johnny Depp
- From the New Disney Movie
via Amazon.com: NECA The Lone Ranger – 7″ Deluxe Scale Action Figure (Set of 2): Toys & Games.
I still haven’t seen Pacific Rim (no excuse now, since it’s out on DVD) so these action figures from NECA have just been cool to look at, versus must haves for my toy shelves. For those of you who love the NECA line, here’s news from NECA’s Twitter feed. Nothing yet on NECA’s website, but we’ll keep checking.
BIG news for fans of Pacific Rim!
Randy Falk dropped the news today in series of messages via @NECA_TOYS on Twitter. Here’s some of what he had to say:
“Pacific Rim Series 3 news will drop today. 2 different assortments of Jaeger and Kaiju offered at once. 4 new figures coming in March!!”
“2 ALL NEW Jaegers.. Cherno Alpha and Coyote Tango make up the Jaeger assortment. Almost 8″ tall and loaded w detail and articulation”
“The Kaiju require their own assortment as they getting bigger & badder & in turn cost a little more. S2 Leatherback gives you an idea…”
“We we want to stay true to scale as much as possible so a deluxe Kaiju assortment was the way to go. Bigger, more deco, more articulation!!”
“Trespasser will be one of the Series 3 Kaiju, in concept stage it was known as Axhead and you still might see that version at a later date..”
“The remaining S3 Kaiju is an all new & improved Knifehead w battle damage! Over 50% larger than S1 version!”
via NECA – N.E.C.A – Timeline Photos.
Catching Fire opens this Friday November 22. Back in July it was announced NECA would produce Catching Fire action figures for Katniss, Peeta and Finnick. Now they’re available and in stock at BigBadToyStore and temporarily out of stock at Entertainment Earth. You can get Katniss and Peeta separately or buy the trio as a set… and if you buy them all, maybe you can put it out of your mind that in the movie Jennifer Lawrence is a head taller than & towering over tiny little Josh Hutcherson, but I digress…
Speaking of digression and living up to my username, who’s up for some Capitol Couture? May the odds be ever in your favor…
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!
» There’s more… click to continue reading DC Stuffs 75 Collectibles into Superman 75th Anniversary Prize Pack for Sweepstakes
A few weeks ago, our good friend Richard, aka ActionFiguresRule, from the MATRIX Photo Booth and AFR Studio sent me some quick pics for the Marvel Select Wolverine from Diamond Select Toys. He promised some follow-up pictures in more of a story format. And he sent them a little while back, and in all my glorious laziness I only got them posted today (sorry Richard!)
The cool thing is that he’s provided all the pictures for a great story, but left it up to you to fill in the rest. Have a great plot, or dialogue, or the whole deal? Leave it in the comments below. Have fun!
» There’s more… click to continue reading Marvel Select The Wolverine – Write Your Own Story by ActionFiguresRule
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of twelve brands that are finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame for 2013. I’m not sure how this factors into the selection process, but there’s also an online poll where you can make your pick.
The winners will be announced in a little over a month, on November 7. So while it’s early days yet, TMNT is getting absolutely trounced in the poll – by My Little Pony! You’re not going to let that stand, are you? There’s actually a lot of worthy brands on the list. My favorites (besides TMNT) are Little Green Army Men, Clue, the Fisher-Price Little People.
I love it that the toy companies are stepping up their game with their product photography. Case in point, NECA has gone hunting with their pics of Predators Series 10. This set of three figures, the Nightstorm, Hive Wars, and Lava Planet Predators, are based on the vintage Kenner figures from long ago in the mid-nineties. They look great!
Predators Series 10 should hit toy shelves in the next couple of weeks.
» There’s more… click to continue reading NECA Reveals Predators Series 10 – the Kenner Series
Spurred on by the 3A Toys Mann vs Machine Robot Heavy, I set out to look for some NECA Team Fortress 2 Red team figures. While most of my usual online stores were spotty on inventory, I found the TF2 Red Heavy, Soldier, and Demo at Toys R Us. (They’ve got the Blue Demo and Pyro too.)
And, bonus! TRU is having a 20% off friends and family sale, including online, that ends Saturday. Just enter the FRIENDS20 when checking out. This applies store-wide, not just to the TF2 figures. Happy shopping!
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime with Lights and Sounds by CustomsByZ – I know we see a metric ton of Masterpiece Optimus Prime customs, with metallic paint, and many with LED lights – but how often do you see Optimus Prime with LED eyes and Matrix that are coordinated with a sound chip with four Optimus Prime soundbites? – that’s right, never – expect this to go through the roof for bids and final price – ends Sep 14, 2013 18:29:59 PDT
» There’s more… click to continue reading Border Patrol: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime and Seekers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder and Turtles Lot
If you’re not familiar with Philip Reed and his site, BattleGrip, you should check it out. When I started AFP, somehow Philip found the site, and he’s been a really great supporter from our early days – and he’s just that way in the collecting community – a terrific guy.
Earlier this year, Philip published a Kickstarter-funded book about 3rd-party Transformers called Transforming Collections. (There are a couple of copies of Transforming Collections available on Amazon.) I guess that massive effort kept him hooked on publishing, because his latest endeavor is a free downloadable magazine. I’m re-hosting BattleGrip – issue 1 here (click to download – 70MB) to help get the issue out there. If you’re an old-timer like me and miss the days when you could go to a magazine store to pick up one related to toys (or if you just want to know what that was like, in this increasingly online world), then you’ll love this.
A couple of tips – you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader or an alternative PDF reader, and the best way to read this magazine is to set it up in 2-page view (View -> Page Display -> Two Page View) and select the option to show the cover page on its own (View -> Page Display -> Show Cover Page in Two Page View). This will let you see some of the beautiful 2-page spreads, like the Predator Trophy Case above, in all their glory.
Great start to the magazine, Philip, and thanks for the link to my moot-fake-rant about the Club Infinite Earths Doomsday. Can’t wait for issue 2!