Square Enix continues to impress me, show after show. They have some awesome stuff on display for Street Fighter, Halo, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, and Mass Effect. But I was really impressed by a Starship Troopers figure I hadn’t seen before, and the Batman stuff is mind-blowing. After Hot Toys I didn’t think I’d collect another scale for The Dark Knight, but their Bane, Catwoman, and Joker are looking really damn good.
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Medicom has had modest success with its 1/6 scale Real Action Hero line but they are now looking to turn the 1/12 scale on its head with its new MAFEX line of action figures, as highlighted in this blog post at AmiAmi.com. Featuring super-articulation, great sculpts, and accessories, these figures promise to be the best in class in 6 inches (6.3 inches to be precise) – sorry Hasbro and Mattel! Of course these are going to be import figures only, for those of us in the US – so you shouldn’t be expecting mass market action figure prices either.
These are available to pre-order now on the AmiAmi.com site:
At 2,820 JPY, they are roughly $36 and change each, not including overseas shipping. They’re listed with an expected April 2013 release date.
Entertainment Earth has just launched a new bust sale. Dozens of in-stock busts qualify for a buy one, get a second for 40% off deal. I considered titling this post “Busty Sale” just to see how that would affect AFP’s search engine results.
Bust Sale – Save Big on In-Stock Busts!
If you want to add a couple of awesome busts to your collection, today is the day! Buy any in-stock bust, and get a second one for 40% off. Choose from dozens of styles, including the swell Incredible Hulk Mini-Bust. We have busts of Superman, zombies, Sith Lords, and various Green Lanterns. Order yours today, because the best ones are sure to go fast!
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I’ve had a really good week (or so) for toys. It started on our anniversary – as a gift, my wife got me the Wal-Mart exclusive Avengers Hulk that has been eluding me for some time. And she didn’t even blink when I told her that I was planning to Frankenstein him with some other Hulks to make the best Hulk ever (maybe some day). And it’s kept going since then:
- Hasbro Return of Marvel Legends – BigBadToyStore let me know that my pre-order of Wave 3 was in.
- 3A Toys Action Portable – My most-anticipated figure, the Fighting JC, was announced in 1/12 scale, and on order day I also scored an AP blue-suited Zomb for a great price on eBay and the secret Dark Sarge Zomb on bambalandstore.com, right as the JC sale was closing up.
- Hot Toys The Dark Knight – I missed out on the pre-order window for the SWAT version of Jim Gordon, but Sideshow just let me know that they found one for me (I had put myself on the wait list).
With all this good stuff happening to me (aside from now being completely broke ), I figured I should spread the good toy karma around with a Free Stuff giveaway. Here’s what’s up for grabs and how to get up to three chances to win.
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Jedd-the-Jedi has sent in these Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention pics from the Hot Toys Booth.
Here are the Hot Toys pictures of their Batman/The Dark Knight Rises figures. The highlights of this display were definitely the ginormous “The Bat” vehicle and TDKR Catwoman unveiled for the first time. There was also the exclusive SWAT Gordon, and a 14″ scale Ultimate Batman (he’s the one with the loads and loads of accessories). Also making an appearance were the 1989, 1966 and camo Tumbler versions of the Batmobile.
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Jedd-the-Jedi was onsite for us today at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention’s Press Preview Day, and has sent us some pics!
These are the photos from the press preview today. Most of them are of the three Hot Toys figures. There’s a photo of the exclusive Thundercats Lion-O (Mumm Ra version) as well, and of ZC World’s Vinyl Collectible Astro Boy. Today’s line-up of toys and collectibles is just a teeny tiny sampling of what will be on the show floor when the convention proper takes place over the weekend.
Comic book artist Leinil Yu happens to be a big fan of Hot Toys figures, the first one he bought being an Iron Man 2 War Machine. He told me that he’s thinking of using them as reference material, drawing portraits based on the figures, and was surprised at how articulated the Sucker Punch Baby Doll figure was – you can cock the hip!
Stay tuned for updates from Jedd at STGCC over the next few days.
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Sadly, my wish for Selina Kyle in an alternate French maid’s costume has not come to pass, but that won’t stop me from jumping on this upcoming Hot Toys release, rooted hair and all. She’s somewhat low on the accessories (no, she doesn’t come with the Tumbler!) but hopefully that will give my wallet a break from all the Hot Toys suffering it’s endured recently. I am not sure if I recall this correctly, but I thought she was to come with a gun that would attach to the Tumbler – but no sign of that in the pics or the write-up from Hot Toys.
Not yet showing up in a search for Catoman Selina Kyle at Sideshow Toys, but I expect her to be added shortly.
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It’s sales day on MattyCollector.com – something I often and gladly forget because I’m subbed up like a toy gangsta – and DC Universe Classics Mirror Master from Club Infinite Earths is the headliner. Here’s the link to the handy August 15 bundle page. Due to our arch-enemy, Logistics, there’s no figure from the Club Eternia subscription, but if you still need a Masters of the Universe Classics fix, you can pick up this month’s figure from the 30th Anniversary sub, Sir Laser-Lot.
I’m not a big fan of the design Geoff Johns came up with when he was 8 years old. To some of you I know that means I’m a cranky old guy who doesn’t doesn’t know how to have fun with toys (yes, I also was underwhelmed by Vykron). But to each his own – if you’re a Laser-Lot fan, I’m glad Mattel made him for you.
Also, with Young Justice subscriptions at the halfway point to hit the minimums for the green light, Mattel extended the sub order window by 2 weeks – and delayed the ship date (only if YJ fans buy enough, we keep getting reminded) by three months. I’ll keep hoping that Mattel eventually gets to the point where they’ll do a true pre-order – that means no thermometer – because it will mean they’ve made a good enough product that they trust we’ll buy in mass quantities.
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I was watching Captain America: The First Avenger on Netflix last night, and was reminded during Cap’s awesome rescue of the Howling Commandos and the survivors of the 107th that the Hot Toys “Toy Fairs Exclusives” of Rescue Cap, SWAT team Jim Gordon and Angelica from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that they announced during San Diego Comic-Con were now all available for order in the US through Sideshow Toys.
The only downside is that now I have that USO song stuck in my head. Maybe an Iron Man movie can fix that.