At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Remember all of those cool things we saw at Diamond Select Toys' NY Toy Fair 2015 booth? Quite a few of the items are apparently due for a Summer release.
The selection includes:
Femme Fatales Superman: The Animated Series S...
Disney is certainly sticking to their promise of releasing a new set of Tsum Tsums every month! Starting March 3rd, The Disney Store will make available six new characters. All your favorites from Arendelle will be in attenda...
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.
Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of...
The Masters of the Universe Classics line is dead, long live the Masters of the Universe Classics line! With the upcoming retirement of Club Eternia (and the failed roll-out of the MOTU Minis club), many wondered what may be next for Masters. The answer seems to be mini-clubs.
Matty Collector announced plans to run a 6-figure club based on the 2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (aka that show that sitting was my NFI queue for like a year until it went off streaming) entitled "Club 200x." Fans may recall that the 2002 series, unlike earlier incarnations, made some attempt at continuity.
While I haven't seen the 2002 series, I like the look of these figures. The dinosaur-like Ceratus is my favorite of the bunch although the stony Calix looks almost as cool. The plant-like EvilSeed is probably my least favorite, but it's still a neat design. Hopefully the rest of the line-up looks as least as good as EvilSeed. Subscriptions for the new club will open on February 23rd and the figures start shipping in July.
Fans may recall that this isn't the first time that 2002 (or 200x) characters made it into the MotUC line. Other entries include Chief Carnivus (which I own), Dactys (which I almost picked up), Battle Lion (which I liked, but skipped), and the Snake Armor He-Man vs Battle Armor King Hsss pack (currently on sale).
With the popularity of anime it's no surprise that the west would produce some imitators. There have been many failures, but some, like Totally Spies!(yeah, they still make new episodes), manage to find their legs. Others, such as Avatar and the Legend of Korra, become cultural juggernauts. And then there's RWBY, a web series so hot it's not only proven it's popularity in the west, but also currently breaking ground in Japan.
Of course a sure sign of RWBY's popularity is its ability to snag a collectible figure line from Threezero. They've put a lot of work into their first figure, Ruby Rose, but is the end result golden or better left in the shadows? Find out after the jump!
MTV News has stolen a sneak peek at DC Collectibles upcoming Batman: The Animated Series collectibles, including a look at character sheets which feature the accessories. It's kind of a big deal.
The reveals include a 24-inch long Batmobile (that's right, vehicle support, baby!) with interior detailing, Bane, the Phantasm (from the first B:TAS film and only one with a theatrical release, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm), the Mad Hatter, and Nightwing. Additionally, we also got a look at the accessories for the previously revealed Scarecrow (and YES, he comes with his walking stick!). All of the figures seem to feature interchangeable hands and a few extras.
The only downside is that the Phantasm will be 2-packed with Batman (which isn't a huge deal if you don't have a Batman from the series). We also don't know what her accessories may be, although I hope that the figure can either unmask or includes unmasked parts. Hopefully they could even pack her unmasked as an homage to the figure which spoiled the frigging movie (seriously, what the hell, Kenner?). The way that the cowl is draped, it looks like the section could be removable, but I expect that we may know a bit more come NY Toy Fair.
All of these figures are slated for an October 2015 release, with the normal figures having the usual US$25 MSRP while the Batmobile will be listed for around US$100.
Last June, Kidrobot announced that they got the license for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and would soon be collaborating on a line together. Well, it looks like a year later we're going to see this line. Today on their F...
Additionally, ToyArk reports that Mezco has "the rights to release One:12 Collective Thundercats." While the One:12 line is expensive (US$65 MSRP), it would still be have more collector-level articulated ThunderCats figures on the market... especially since Bandai of America left fans of the classic series in the lurch when they chose to produce only TWO fully-articulated figures in the 6-inch scale and another in the 8-inch scale. Personally, I suspect that I'd wind up paying US$65 for a One:12 Collective Cheetara should one be released.
Hopefully we'll see more once Toy Fair is officially underway.
London Toy Fair is known for being a place to announce new Lego sets, and not showing a single one of them. Luckily, there are people (and major corporations) to do that work for us. Scooby Doo is the new licensed theme for 2...
Recently Takara Tomy teased an image of Superion's silhouette announcing their plans for Hasbro's Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars figures. This past week they released images of the Aerialbots including Slingshot...
Based on his scarier appearance in the 1997The New Batman Adventurescartoon (the in-continuity follow-up to Batman:TAS), this version of Scarecrow was a marked departure from his more "cartoonish" previous incarnations. While DC Collectibles has done a great job capturing the rough look of the character, I can't help but feel that they fell a little short on the face. Part of the issue might be that the character was heavily shaded throughout the episode, "Never Fear" (the Scarecrow's only solo appearance in the 1997 series). In fact, that's probably why the character doesn't look dark enough.
That said, it's awesome that DC Collectibles has decided to give us a 1997-series Scarecrow. While it doesn't appear that he comes with his walking stick, I'm holding out hope that DCC will give us an alternate hand and the weapon.
Right now Scarecrow is slated for a late 2015 release as part of wave 5. And, in other news, the Ventriloquist is doing surprisingly well in DCC's fan poll. See a full image of Scarecrow (and those poll results) in the gallery.