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Funko has released some official images of its upcoming Pop! figures from two classic Disney films. The Jungle Book's Mowgli, Shere Khan, and Kaa as well as Robin Hood's Robin Hood, Prince John, and Sir Hiss (no relation to King Hiss) are slated for release this month.
While I can't say that I was a fan of either film as a kid, Prince John, Kaa, Shere Khan, and Sir Hiss (see gallery) are adorable. I'm somewhat less found of the titular Robin Hood, but he still looks pretty neat.
Expect to see these guys on shelves near you in the near future, if they aren't there already. (Especially if you've already bought them. Then you'd just need to look over to see them on the shelves.)
The Mortal Kombat franchise seems to have finally caught a break as Mezco displayed some great-looking figures based on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. Other items on display included some Judge Dredd figures and the Dark Knight Returns Batman along with the expected (and now familiar) mix of tv show toys, Living Dead Dolls, and the such.
The headliners here are obviously the Mortal Kombat figures which, despite possibly having smallish heads and somewhat lacking in articulation, look great. I can't recall the last time that I wanted to pick up a Mortal Kombat figure but these are solid renditions that feature nice detail and cool paintwork... just not as much articulation as I'd like. The first three figures unveiled were predictably the ninjas Scorpion and Subzero along with series staple Raiden. These are probably the best we'll see for quite some time. Look for them in 2015.
Almost everything else (including Batman) seemed to be on display at SDCC. However, the one obvious exception were some Judge Dredd figures... which we only have blurry photos of (but here's AFI's coverage to make up for it). Like Batman, the figure seems to have a separate costume (albeit of a different material, one better suited to Judge Dredd) and has a decent amount of detail. However, given that the material looks to be thick, I'm wondering how well the articulation will work.
Be sure to check out the gallery for additional images.
Diamond Select Toys' Marvel.com and Disney-exclusive Marvel Select Iron Man is currently available for order through and will be available through Marvel.com the Disney Store later this month.
The 7-inch tall figure is billed as having 16 points of articulation and apparently sports an incredibly shiny paint job. He comes with a large display base depicting what appears to be a severed plane wing. By placing Bleeding Edge Iron Man at the top of the plume of smoke, it looks like the figure has punched his way through the wing.
Apparently debuting in Invincible Iron Man #25, the Mark 38 armor consists of millions of nano-machines stored inside Tony Stark's body, which exit through the pores of his skin using repulsor technology to form a protective layer over his entire body. As such, when Tony's not wearing the suit the suit apparently wears him.
DST's Marvel Select Bleeding Edge Iron Man can be ordered for US$25. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for additional images.
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You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots.
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DST's NYCC booth included a first look at the Marvel Select Carnage's accessories and the Marvel Retro Wolverine pack, among other things. Quite a few of the other items were also shown at SDCC, but they're still exciting.
The Carnage accessories on display were two alternate heads (including a Cletus Kasady face), an axe/scythe arm (currently attached), a... bottle-opener arm? (also attached), and some optional tendrils. This greatly one-ups the Carnage that Hasbro released earlier in the year.
The Marvel Retro Wolverine set is probably my favorite thus far. The three costume choices are certainly a bit more essential than those of either Spider-Man or Captain America (who were also on display) and seemingly offer a cooler variety. Of course, part of that just comes down to the character having had more luck with costumes.
As always, there were also a lot of Minimates on display (including Sin City series 2 and 3, as well as the presumably to-be-fan-popular Mass effect series). A few, like the Marvel Infinity set, are due out in the very near future. A few (like the really cool burning arms Xenomorph) I didn't recognize, although that might be more a matter of losing track.
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Not all NYCC-exclusives cost an arm and a leg. In fact, some cost nothing at all; such is the case with Diamond Select Toys' NYCC-exclusive Ghostbusters Minimate which could have been yours for the low, low price of stopping by DST's booth (#1736) at NYCC.
DST released details about the giveaway earlier in the month but it wasn't until a couple of days ago that we saw the actual figure (I'm not sure if our on-site reporter, Andres, managed to get his hands on one). While the character sheet showed that the figure was green, it didn't adequately illustrate the fact that the Minimate would be cast in an awesome-looking translucent Slimer-green (or ectoplasmic green?) color. That instantly makes the figure 20 degrees cooler (can you feel a chill in the room?).
If you didn't nab this guy at the booth then you're probably too late, since the figures were mostly given out in the mornings. It's one more reason why the DST booth should always be one your first stops at these conventions.