BBTS Sponsor News: Batman, Transformers, Star Wars, ToyWorld, GI Joe, Diamond Select, Borderlands, Bowen, Godzilla & More!

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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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BBTS News: Toy Fair 2013, Transformers, DC Collectibles, NFL/NHL Sportspicks, Iron Man 3, GI Joe Retaliation, Barbie, Kotobukiya & More!

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NECA TOY FAIR 2013 NEW ITEMS
NECA had a variety of new items to show at Toy Fair this past weekend.  These include a 1/4 Scale Superman from the upcoming “Man of Steel” movie, which was priced at $84.99.  They also announced two 1/4 Scale Batman figures at $84.99 each, one in the Adam West look from 1964 and the other in the Michael Keaton look from 1989’s “Batman”.  “Pacific Rim” will be getting a line of 7″ figures, with the first assortment containing Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Knifehead; we have them available at $53.99 for the Set of three, or $229.99 for the Case of 14 ($69 off the MSRP, breakdown currently unknown).  The Predators 7″ figure series is getting a ninth assortment, which includes Jungle Encounter Dutch, Jungle Disguise Dutch and Water Emergence Predator, like the “Pacific Rim” assortment, this one is available both as a Set of three for $53.99 and as a Case of 14 at $229.99, saving you $69 off of the MSRP.  The upcoming “Lone Ranger” film has a number of figures on the way;  1/4 Scale figures of the Lone Ranger and Tonto at $84.99 each, 7″ Head Knockers of the Lone Ranger and Tonto at $19.99 each, and 7″ Figures, with a Set of the Lone Ranger and Tonto at $36.99 or the Case of 8 figures (breakdown unknown) at $134.99, $35 off the MSRP.  Kitai from “After Earth” will soon be available as a 7″ Scale action figure, priced at $18.99.  The second line of 6″ figures from the KickAss series come from “KickAss 2″, and the assortment includes KickAss, Hit Girl and MF-er.  They are available as a Set of three for $53.99 or a Case of 14 at $229.99 (once again, $69 off the MSRP, with the breakdown currently unknown).  Finally, a second series of Gears of War 3.75″ figures is coming, and they are listed at $34.99 for the Set of three, or $139.99 for the Case of 14, saving you $42 off of the MSRP.  Please note – we have added a number of singles to the various menus, priced at $18.99 each for the 6″-7″ figures, and $11.99 each for the Gears of War 3.75” figures, so be sure to grab your favorites if you choose not to get the whole case or set.
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McFarlane Announces Collector Level Program for SportsPicks

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I don’t cover a lot of action figure news in the sports genre – I don’t collect sports memorabilia, and I am not sure I really understand the mindset of the sports action figure collector.  Take this Collector Level Program announcement from McFarlane Toys.  After you get past the usual hyperbole of of how McF revolutionized the action figure industry, you get to the meat and potatoes:

  • Expands chase figure program, adding “Collector Level” variants to existing “Classic Chase” and “Super Chase” variants
  • Six levels of exclusivity – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Premier, All-Star, and MVP
  • Level indicates production run size, ranging from 1,000 – 2,000 for Bronze and 1 – 50 for MVP
  • Nearly all figures in a series will have either a Collector Level or Classic Chase figure
  • Every case will get a Collector Level or Classic Chase figure
  • Packaging is being redesigned as a clamshell and will include a “treasure map” indicating the Collector Level figures in the series

Now, like I said, I don’t know much about the sports action figure mindset, but what I want to see in superhero toys is the characters I’m looking for to be made easier to find.  This just seems like a scalper’s dream and a collector’s nightmare.

The Spawn.com announcement has a poll asking for feedback on the Collector Level program.  The choices are great, good, and ok.  Way to put it out there, McF!

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