BBTS Sponsor News: Tetra Squadron, DC, Marvel Select, Fansproject, Transformers, Aliens, Imports, Hot Toys & More!

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NEW PRE-ORDERS

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.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Tetra%20Squadron

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.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=12249

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.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11956&mode=retail

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.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Star%20Wars%20Business%20Card%20Holder

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BBTS Sponsor News: GI Joe, Mass Effect, Diamond Select, The Walking Dead, Arkham City, Transformers & More!

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NEW PREORDERS

G.I. JOE 2013 Basic Series 1 SSV Normandy SR-2 Ship Replica War Lord UT-W01 - War Hawk Diamond Select Munsters Series 02 - Hot Rod Herman

GI JOE BASIC FIGURE SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES
This new assortment includes new decoes of Cobra Commander, a Cobra Trooper and Storm Shadow, along with Snake Eyes, Duke and Shipwreck.  We have them listed as singles at $3.99 – $11.99 each, and as a Set of 6 at $31.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=GI%20Joe%202013%20Basic%20Series%2001

MASS EFFECT SSV NORMANDY SR-2 18″ SHIP REPLICA
This new 18″ version of the SSV Normandy SR-2 rests atop a specially-designed base.  It is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide and is priced at $239.99, saving you $60 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DH11060&mode=retail

WAR LORD UT-W02, UT-W03 – WAR RHINO, WAR BISON
The second figure in Unique Toys’ War Lord release line is War Rhino.  He includes a pack with two independently movable cannons that becomes the foot of War Lord, and is priced at $84.99.  Like War Rhino, War Bison will include a cannon backpack that becomes a foot for War Lord, and he is priced at $84.99 as well, saving you $15 off of the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2810&company=1524

MASS EFFECT ALLIANCE NORMANDY SR-1 SHIP REPLICA – REGULAR, SILVER
Dark Horse is also releasing 6″ versions of the Alliance Normandy SR-1.  We have the regular version priced at $29.99, and the Antique Silver version (limited to 1500 pieces) at $49.99.  Each version comes with a display base.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Normandy%20SR-1

DIAMOND SELECT MUNSTERS SERIES 02 FIGURES
The second wave of Munsters figures includes three family members dressed up for a ride – Hot Rod Herman, Hot Rod Lily and Hot Rod Grandpa – as well as visiting family member Uncle Gilbert (the Creature from the Black Lagoon).  Each figure is listed at $21.99, $3 off the MSRP;  each also comes with a part of the build-a-diorama of the Munsters’ staircase, complete with openable trapdoor and Spot.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Diamond%20Select%20Munsters%20Series%2002

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Behind Play Imaginative’s Super Alloy Figures

This is a guest article by Jedd-the-Jedi. Jedd covered the Singapore Toy, Games, and Comic Convention for AFP and is based in Singapore.

This handsome-looking fellow is a Super Alloy Batman from Play Imaginative, and designed by Jim Lee. Before its release, few had heard of the Singaporean company, and to toy collectors in Singapore it is quite a big deal that a local company has managed to snag the rights to produce action figures of Marvel and DC characters. The exclusive figure was unveiled back at the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention (STGCC) in September, and is currently available over at Big Bad Toy Store.

Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times ran an article about Play Imaginative on Sunday, with interviews with the company’s two founders. Play Imaginative approached DC Comics in 2011 to obtain the licensing rights to create a 12-inch tall Batman action figure, which they were granted after DC saw and approved of the prototype made mostly of die-cast metal. The company is currently working on Super Alloy figures of Superman, Green Lantern and a new Batman. They’ve also signed a deal last December with Marvel Comics to make toys based on its movie characters, and a Super Alloy Iron Man coming out in March 2013 is the next release.

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BBTS Sponsor News: TF Masterpiece, FansProject, Omega Supreme, Hot Toys Iron Man 3, Import Exclusives, Marvel Universe/Legends and More!

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NEW PREORDERS

FANSPROJECT FUNCTION X-01, FUNCTION X-02, FUNCTION X-03
Three new figures from FansProject combine homages to figures past with current articulation and engineering.  Function X-01 Code transforms into a futuristic four-wheeled vehicle whose driver becomes the robot’s head;  Function X-02 Quadruple U Becomes a wolf-like creature whose trainer becomes its head in robot mode;  Function X-03 Smart Robin becomes a futuristic star fighter whose pilot becomes the head of the robot.  Each of these figures is listed at $68.99, with the Function X-01 being very limited.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11878

TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-19 BLUESTREAK
The third of the “Nissan brothers” is getting a Masterpiece figure as well.  Bluestreak will be joining Prowl and Smokescreen in September, and he is listed at $79.99.  We also still have the other two on pre-order, so feel free to grab Prowl and Smokescreen while you’re here.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11670&mode=retail

IRON MAN 3 TONY STARK MOVIE MASTERPIECE FIGURE
This new 1/6 scale figure includes a brand new likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, light up effects, armor parts, a lab table covered with blueprints and armor parts, a lit lab floor base, an articulated robotic arm with camera, and more.  This set is listed at $269.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10437&mode=retail

SUPER ALLOY IRON MAN MARK VII 1/6 SCALE DIE-CAST FIGURE
Play Imaginative is also releasing a 1/6 scale Iron Man, this time in the Mark VII armor and coming with a Hall of Armor bay.  This version is a follow-up to their Super Alloy Batman, and will be at least 88% die-cast, plus light up sections and more.  We have this set listed at $449.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=PLI10068&mode=retail

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Figure Flashback – Bandai Anime Collector’s BIG O

Bandai Anime Collectors Big O

Back in the good ol’ days of 2001, during the hight of popularity for new anime in America, there was a little cartoon block on cable television called “Toonami.” This was where all the awesome action packed shows imported to America showed up, and where several toy lines got their kickstart, including Bandai’s short lived “Anime Collectors” line.

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