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10:00 AM on 02.26.2015

Toy Fair 2015: NECA

Let the video games begin: NECA brought a plethora of video game-released collectibles to Toy Fair, in addition to its usual assortment. This included NES decos for some of its previously released figures. Highlights included an awesome NES Godzilla, Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm characters, LBP Sackboys, and so much more. See some of my personal favorites after the jump.

Scarecroodle




Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys follow-up photo
Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys follow-up
by Scarecroodle

I recently spoke with Zach over at Diamond Select Toys to answer some questions that I'm sure many of you have been wondering about since seeing the company's spectacular Toy Fair display. In the process, I also received better images of the Femme Fatales Cassie Hack and Batgirl (classic Batman tv series) statue.

Here's what I learned:

  • The Ghostbusters Select figures will each come with a piece of a rooftop diorama. The other accessories are thus far unconfirmed. When asked, Zach also stated that "individual one-scene ghosts are not the focus of the line, not sure we'll see a lot of those."
  • DST hasn't announced plans to make Ghostbusters prop replicas.
  • The white Cthulhu vinyl bank is apparently a glow-in-the-dark item (which should be really awesome!). There are currently no release details.
  • DST will not be making any action figures or Minimates for either Batman: The Animated Series or Justice League Unlimited. The company will only be making busts, statues, banks, bottle openers and cookie jars.

While I'm a little disappointed that we might not see a lot ghosts in the Ghostbusters Select line, the rooftop diorama (from the confrontation with Gozer) sounds like an awesome extra. Likewise, the idea of a glow-in-the-dark Cthulhu vinyl bank sounds great.

I'm also happy to see Cassie Hack up close. I wasn't aware of the character until recently, but the comic seems to have an interesting concept and the Femme Fantales Cassie Hack looks fantastic. Likewise, the Yvonne Craig Batgirl statue also looks cool (and she will be getting a bust as well).

Be sure to check out the gallery for full images.

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Funko to re-release classic Pop!s, starting with the oufit that launched a million cosplays: Slave Leia photo
Funko to re-release classic Pop!s, starting with the oufit that launched a million cosplays: Slave Leia
by Scarecroodle

Funko is set to re-release many of its popular older Pop!s, starting with Slave Leia (and the previously announced Jedi Luke).

The decision was said to be made in regards to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The re-released figures will come in new packaging (to differentiate itself from the originals). Interestingly, it looks like the packaging layout itself was re-used (including the figure number), but it's now just in a black deco (with a silver box at the bottom).

This series has been dubbed, "Star Wars Vaulted," presumably as a reference to Disney's practice of discontinuing the sale of its films to maintain their value. At any rate, it's a great opportunity if you missed one of these figures the figure time around and don't want to overpay on the aftermarket. Hopefully we'll see it with some of the other franchises in the future.

Look for Slave Leia in April.

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Toy Fair 2015: Funko - Press Photos (non-Pop!) photo
Toy Fair 2015: Funko - Press Photos (non-Pop!)
by Scarecroodle

Besides the massive amount of photos that were taken at Funko's Toy Fair booth, we also have the photos from Funko's press packet. Given the sheer volume of photos, I'm going to omit anything previously covered on Tomopop as well as a lot of the items that were on display at the booth.

There are Legacy Firefly figures, Blizzard and Frozen Mystery Minis, etc, but everything tends to get buried by Pop!s (especially because I'm less sure what's new with the Pop! line). As such, the Pop! line will be featured separately (however, we did have room for the Pocket Pop!s).

The selection includes a lot a Legacy Rocketeer, Inside Out Mystery Minis (and Fabrikations), some absolutely gross Garbage Pail Kids stuff (seriously, how was I into this as a kid?), and more.

My favorite out of the lot is probably the Blizzard Mystery Minis. While I'm not a huge Blizzard fan, it's an absolutely great-looking set with only two figures that I don't care about (an incredible ratio!). However, I'm also strangely excited for some of the Inside Out stuff.

Check out the photos in the gallery.

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Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys brings the best display ever photo
Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys brings the best display ever
by Scarecroodle

It's hard to summarize what a delight it was to look over DST's NY Toy Fair 2015 booth for the first time. Just when you thought you were impressed or excited, there was something that almost blew that out of the water.

The selection included 6-inch Ghostbusters figures, Batman: The Animated Series busts and full statues, Nightmare Before Christmas items galore, a MS Doctor Strange, Justice League Unlimited, and more.

Full details after the jump.

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12:00 AM on 02.20.2015

Sideshow features the brutish Igor in their video showcase

Iron Man 3 had a veritable smorgasbord of armors, which of course means plenty of fodder for Hot Toys' 1/6-scale line of Iron Man figures. Sideshow has recently uploaded a video of the Mark XXXVIII (38 to you non-Romans) arm...

Tianxiao Ma

6:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Minifigures.com scares up its newest offering in The Pumpkin King

Minifigures.com -- a site specializing in custom Lego minifigures of celebrities, TV show characters, and entertainers -- has dug up its latest figure offering in The Pumpkin King/Jack Skellington from The Nightmare...

Soul Tsukino

2:28 AM on 02.18.2015

Ensky shows off their new Laputa: Castle in the Sky robots

The classic Robot Soldiers from Studio Ghibli's Laputa: Castle in the Sky are now part of Ensky's Mutsumu series of stackable puzzle/figures. They've previously made figures from Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro...

Oansun

7:00 AM on 02.15.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future

To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...

Soul Tsukino

2:30 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:15 PM on 02.13.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





Boba Fett might be more intimidating without all the glitter photo
Boba Fett might be more intimidating without all the glitter
by Scarecroodle

One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy... now with a glittery deco! Funko today unveiled its Hikari Premium "Glitter" Boba Fett, which has since gone up for pre-order.

Boba Fett has been introduced to the line a few weeks after Greedo brought Star Wars into the Hikari universe (or vice versa). Given that this is the premiere of the mold, it would have been nice if Funko had gone with a stronger deco to show off the figure's finer points. As it is, I'm not digging the design but I'm not sure if that just comes down to the deco. I'm sure that the design will look cooler in either metallic or with a "Mystic Powers" deco.

Funko's Hikari Premium Boba Fett will run you US$80 and is slated for a June release. As always, you have a chance of winning one through a contest.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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