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10:45 AM on 12.27.2014

Alien gets soft and squishy

Super 7 and Secretbase announced the release of the fourth vinyl figure of the Alien Xenomorph on December 23 at 12 (noon) Pacific Time. The figure is cast in glow in the dark vinyl for just that extra bit of Alien goodn...

Soul Tsukino

1:15 AM on 10.10.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel

Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...

Tianxiao Ma

Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world! photo
Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has released images of its long-awaited Science Fiction Mystery Minis series. This blind-boxed series features characters from a multitude of science fiction movies (in much the same way that the Horror Mystery Minis series was a mix of horror film stars) with a handful of special variants.

The character selection consists of an Alien/Xenomorph (two versions), the Predator (three versions), E.T. the Extraterrestrial, two of the guys from Firefly, Robby the Robot (originally from Forbidden Planet, but he appeared in a few Twilight Zone episodes), a Tron character (two versions), Spock, Robocop, the Rocketeer, Judge Dredd, a Martian (Mars Attacks!), and the Metaluna Mutant.

Most of these characters have previously been produced in Funko's other lines (usually the Pop! line), but this is the first time that we're getting them in the Mystery Minis format. The series will apparently be shipped 12-per-case and the rarity chart looks pretty good, offering fans a pretty solid chance at the bigger names (Predator, Robocop, Spock, etc). The only downside that one of my personal faves, the Martian, is a 1/72 which puts him among the rarest figures in the series.

The series is slated for a September release, but pre-orders don't seem to be available at the moment.

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Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings photo
Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings
by Scarecroodle

In space, nobody can hear you scream about Diamond Select Toys' awesome new items in the latest issue of Previews. The selection includes a Borg Ice Cube make, a Rarity vinyl bank, Godzilla Minimates series 2, Buck Rogers Minimates, more Aliens merch, new Kill Bill Minimates, and, well, more.

The coolest selection of the bunch is obviously the Borg Ice Cube silicon tray although, sadly, the Borg Ice Cubes it creates will be assimilated into your drink as they melt instead of being added to the Borg Ice Cube Collective. It won't be a total loss, though, as they should convert your beverage's temperature by some degrees in the process.

The Godzilla Minimates line continues with a second boxset featuring Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar, and Hedorah the Smog Monster. The tiny Mechagodzilla is especially adorable. Of course, it's not the only Minimates box set this month as there's the Buck Rogers set (featuring Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman) and the "Masters of Death" Kill Bill 4-pack (featuring Master Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill). The Kill Bill set is possibly worth it for Pai Mei alone. I'm just wondering if he'll come with an alternate hand with a torn-out eye.

Other neat items include the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Rarity vinyl bank (the cutest bank seen thus far), an Adam West-series Batmobile bottle opener (designed for your batfridge rather than your utility keychain), and a hatched Xenomorph egg vinyl bank. Other items include a b&w version of the Metaluna Mutant vinyl bank bust, Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set, and the Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener.

All of the figures appear to be slated for a March release.

[ Pre-order Godzilla Minimates Series 2 | Rarity vinyl bank | Borg Ice Cube tray | Batmobile Bottle Opener | Alien Egg bank at Entertainment Earth ]

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4:30 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance

Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...

Kristina Pino

Hail to the (Alien) Queen, baby! photo
Hail to the (Alien) Queen, baby!
by Scarecroodle

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the scifi classic Aliens, NECA has announced plans to release a massive Alien Queen in scale with the company's other Xenomorph-themed offerings. She's available for pre-order now.

NECA's Alien Queen is billed as measuring 15-inches tall and over 30-inches in length (to the tip of her tail), making her one of largest figures NECA has ever produced. To top it off, the royal terror will feature 30 points of articulation, two interchangeable inner mouth pieces, and a display stand. In short, she's pretty awesome.

NECA's Alien Queen has a US$95 list price and is slated for a November release. While I may have been perfectly happy to buy NECA's Spider Gremlin, I think may pass on the Alien Queen since I'm not as fond of the Alien franchise and she's a good deal more expensive.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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8:00 AM on 06.20.2014

Lunartik releases Alien The Nostromo Collection

Matt Jones is on a roll with creating figures from popular series! First it with was Doctor Who, then Breaking Bad, now it’s Alien. Partnering up with Titan Merchandise again, Lunartik is releasing a collection of 12 f...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 AM on 02.20.2014

Toy Fair 2014: NECA

NECA unveiled a lot of new items during NY Toy Fair. We already talked about their new classic Godzilla line, and the new Godzilla figure that must not be seen. So now here we have coverage of the new figures that can be sho...

Vanessa Cubillo

5:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Alien Big Chap is being added to the S.H.MonsterArts line

It feels like everything lately is celebrating a milestone anniversary. Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Kill Bill, Ghostbusters, and now Alien. Tamashii Nations has just announced that to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Alien, t...

Vanessa Cubillo

2:15 PM on 01.18.2014

In space nobody can hear you scream about Minimate Aliens

A product image of Diamond Select Toys' Aliens Minimates has shown up on io9. We saw some concept art during a panel at SDCC '13 and the figures themselves were on display at NYCC that same year. The first series of 2-packs i...


Super7's Alien ReAction figures available for all as set photo
Super7's Alien ReAction figures available for all as set
by Brian Szabelski

Though they went up for pre-order earlier this year, Super7's Alien ReAction figures are finally heading into retail. The figures are shipping out to everyone who pre-ordered them — and they're including a sixth figure as a bonus to the early pre-orders — but for the rest of us, you can now pick them all up as a set.

The figures are only available right now as a set and are retailing at US$75. That gets you Ripley, Ash, Dallas, Kane in his Nostromo spacesuit and the Big Chap xenomorph. You can also grab the Alien collectible glass set for US$49.99, too.

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Tomopop Review: NECA Prometheus David and Deacon photo
Tomopop Review: NECA Prometheus David and Deacon
by Vanessa Cubillo

Released in 2012, Prometheus was one of those movies that had fans down the middle. It definitely generated a lot of buzz, but I can’t say that most of that was a positive. Designed as a prequel to the Alien series, Prometheus introduced new characters to explain the mythology of the world Ridley Scott created.

NECA has taken this license and has so far released three series of figures from the movie. Series 2 features figures of David 8 and the Deacon. Does NECA’s skill and attention to detail do these figures justice?

Are they worthy enough to stand with the other Alien figures that have come out in the past? Or will these figures be just like the movie, a mix between good and bad? Let’s start unboxing under the cut.

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