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NYCC 2014: Mezco

Oct 14 // Scarecroodle
Mezco photo
Statistically we had to get decent-looking Mortal Kombat figures eventually
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 Knigh...

NYCC 2014: PCS photo
NYCC 2014: PCS

NYCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock


Featuring heroes of all shapes and sizes
Oct 14
// Brian Szabelski
It probably won't be much of a surprise that Pop Culture Shock arrived at New York Comic Con with some of their new licensed collectibles. After all, they have a pretty good track record of putting out expensive, but "worth t...
NYCC 2014 QMx photo
NYCC 2014 QMx

NYCC 2014: QMx


I need to have that Battlestar Galactica poster
Oct 14
// Tianxiao Ma
QMx is doing a lot to keep the spirit of Firefly alive, as you can tell from their presence at NYCC. Oh wait, that's a picture of Captain Hammer in the header? I think maybe they're just keeping the spirit of Nathan Fillion a...

NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close


I'm liking all the new Bishoujo figures
Oct 14
// Tianxiao Ma
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. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...
NYCC 2014: ThreeA photo
NYCC 2014: ThreeA

NYCC 2014: ThreeA


Your new Doom awaits
Oct 13
// Brian Szabelski
ThreeA's display space at New York Comic Con 2014 featured some old favorites like the WBR figures alongside a few newer figures we'll be seeing in the coming months. The new Popbots are looking particularly nice, but the cen...

NYCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys

Oct 13 // Scarecroodle
DST photo
The Carnage continues....
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. Th...

The Walking Dead photo
The Walking Dead

Clementine from Telltale's The Walking Dead gets her first action figure


The greatest Walking Dead character finally gets a figure
Oct 12
// Vanessa Cubillo
For me, the most exciting news to come out of NYCC is the announcement that Clementine from Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be getting her own figure. I love Telltale’s The Walking Dead series and have longed fo...
NYCC photo
He's Slimerrific
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 ...

NYCC 2014: Bandai of America

Oct 12 // Scarecroodle
The highlight here is probably Ivan Ooze, star of Power Rangers: The Movie (and perhaps best remembered from this music video), who will appear in BoA's 5-inch Legacy line (BoA loves to jump around with these scales and pick things not quite compatible with other lines). To keep him from getting lonely, BoA is also releasing (and had on display) the "armored" versions of the Rangers which also first appeared in that movie. Otherwise the MMPR Ultrazord (or Dino Ultrazord) was on display. It combines the MMPR Megazord, Dragonzord, and the carrier Zord Titanus (who was notably used for the first few Ultrazords), all of which have either seen release or are up for pre-order. Also on display were the Tigerzord, the sword Saba, and the White Ranger's morpher. On the Godzilla front, BoA will be releasing a MechaGodzilla, King Ghidorah, and a new Godzilla into its (12-inch?) Godzilla line. Given that only Toys "R" Us really seems to carry this line, it's somewhat hard to keep track of releases. Finally there was a limited edition Tokyo Vinyl MMPR Green Ranger on display. This variant is a NYCC exclusive which I assume was probably being sold at the BoA booth. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for all of the images.
Bandai photo
Ivan Ooze? Uh oh, we're in trouble! Book us a ticket on the next space shuttle
While many view Bandai of America as the poor (American) man's version of Bandai of Japan, the company has notably been offering fans things that its Asian counterpart have not: the American-exclusive Power Rangers villains (...

NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars

Oct 11 // Scarecroodle
Star Wars photo
You had me at IG-88
Hasbro's preview night also included a first look at the company's upcoming 6-inch and 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures. None of these selections were anywhere as exciting as the bounty-hunting IG-88 assassin droid se...

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya


The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
// Natalie Kipper
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...
NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close


We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there...
NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company


It's Turtle time!
Oct 10
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
We got the teaser just the other day, now we get to see the whole thing! It's fairly rare for Good Smile Company to tackle properties from the west (though that seems to be changing every event), but with recent efforts to gi...

NYCC 2014: Square Enix

Oct 10 // Scarecroodle
NYCC photo
Get excited.
Spider-Man, Catwoman, and Iron Man will be the newest inductions to Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai line and are some of the most exciting designs to grace the line. If that wasn't enough, fans can look forward to a Final...

NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel


Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
// Tianxiao Ma
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...
NYCC 2014 Transformers photo
NYCC 2014 Transformers

NYCC 2014: More new Transformers from Hasbro


Generations, RID, Kre-O, and Angry Birds, but no TF4
Oct 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
New York Comic Con, the first major convention of the fall, kicked off with Hasbro showing off a number of new figures spanning multiple Transformers lines. We've got official images for new figures from Generations, new anim...
NYCC photo
Completes at least one version of the Sinister Six
Hasbro has released some tantalizing images of a few Marvel figures on display at its preview night, as well as information about a few other upcoming figures. Although these reveals included a few Marvel Legends (or 6-inch M...

Funko photo
Funko

Now Funko can tell us how to get to Sesame Street


Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away!
Oct 06
// Vanessa Cubillo
Funko really wants to pull our nostalgia strings! Today they announced that they will be partnering with Sesame Workshop to make a Pop! series. So fans young and old can have a designer vinyl figure of their favorite Sesame ...

DST to not only attend NYCC, but also giving away Ghostbusters promotional Minimate at the show

Oct 03 // Scarecroodle
FULL SCHEDULE:Thursday, Oct. 912:00 PM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate1:00 PM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)5:00 PM - PANEL: Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds (in Room 1A18)7:00 PM - Booth closesFriday, Oct. 1010:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)7:00 PM - Booth closesSaturday, Oct. 1110:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)3:00 PM - SIGNING: Minimates Designer Uriel Caton4:15 PM - PANEL: Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT (in Room 1A24)5:15 PM - SIGNING: Minimates Designer Uriel Caton7:00 PM - Booth closesSunday, Oct. 1210:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)5:00 PM - Booth closes
NYCC photo
Not as cool as those Battle Beast promos, but free promos are always welcome
Diamond Select Toys has announced its NYCC plans which will consist of the usual booth, two panels, signings, giveaways, and FREEBIES! DST's free promo items this time around will include a promotional Ghostbusters Minimate. ...

Kotobukiya Nightwing photo
Kotobukiya Nightwing

NYCC 2014: Pre-order Kotobukiya's exclusive Nightwing


Now available if you can't make the convention
Oct 03
// Tianxiao Ma
Croodle covered the ins and outs of Kotobukiya's NYCC-exclusive Nightwing variant, so check out his post for opinions. I'm just here to deliver pre-order information. Indeed, non-con-attendees (non-cons?) will have a chance t...
Jellykoe NYCC exclusive photo
Part of their Tox City line of plushes
[Update: Each plush will cost US$50.] Jellykoe announced their con-exclusive for New York Comic-Con, which starts in just a few short weeks. Hailing from their Tox City line, meet the beefed-up rabbit-thing, Musclebuns! Stand...

Matty Collector photo
Matty Collector

Matty Collector blows off NYCC


'Sorry, fans, but we have better things to do'
Jun 12
// Scarecroodle
Matty Collector has announced that it will NOT be attending New York Comic Con this year, instead citing a unspecified scheduling issue (perhaps the entire company will be washing its hair that weekend?). While the news is ce...
NYCC: Imagination Asylum photo
NYCC: Imagination Asylum

NYCC 2013: Imagination Asylum Toys


These figures are crazy good
Oct 20
// Brian Szabelski
Hailing from the state of Vermont, Imagination Asylum Toys are a new name to me, but they had some rather interesting designs at their NYCC booth. Sharing the booth with GeekHaven Studios (also from Vermont) and Rampageo Indu...
NYCC 2013: Alpha Godz photo
NYCC 2013: Alpha Godz

NYCC 2013: Alpha Godz


Flatzs makes its debut
Oct 20
// Brian Szabelski
Alpha Godz were back at NYCC in 2013, and they'd brought with then a nice selection of pop culture-inspired customs. It was also the debut of a new figure, Flatz, who you can see in the gallery as Venom and Spider-Man customs...
NYCC: BeeFy/Dead Hand photo
NYCC: BeeFy/Dead Hand

NYCC 2013: BeeFy & Co. and Dead Hand Toys


Two smaller booths with lots to look at
Oct 20
// Brian Szabelski
BeeFy & Co. and Dead Hand Toys were two smaller booths at NYCC, but they had some older wares to show off. In particular, BeeFy & Co. had their Jade Bad Bad Buddha on display, while Dead Hand Toys brought some of their Greads and Nex figures along for the trip, among others. Check out the gallery for photos from both booths!
NYCC 2013 photo
NYCC 2013

NYCC 2013: Play Imaginative


Putting the iron in Iron Man
Oct 20
// Andres Cerrato
Play Imaginative is trying to rise to the top of the poseable figure market and are taking square aim at its competitors. The phrase "go big or go home" definitely applies here, as the company is tackling the license to the I...
Monster Island photo
Monster Island

NYCC 2013: Monster Island


Monster Island is a strange island in the Indian Ocean... oh, wait, wrong island
Oct 18
// Scarecroodle
Monster Island lived up to its name at NYCC (the monster part of it, anyway; there wasn't a huge body of water at NYCC), having brought a slew of monstrous creations to the con. The Monster Island booth contained a mix of figures, shirts, and accessories (well, what appear to be necklaces). Be sure to check out the gallery.
NYCC: Titan Entertainment photo
NYCC: Titan Entertainment

NYCC 2013: Titan Entertainment


Blink and you'll miss it
Oct 18
// Pedro Cortes
As we wrap up our New York Comic Con 2013 coverage, I bring to you the Titan Entertainment booth. Purveyors of many things Doctor Who, it should come as no surprise that they had a ton of merch for merch-hungry and cash-heavy...
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NYCC 2013: MadKnits


Won't you give one of their monsters a nice home today?
Oct 18
// Vanessa Cubillo
MadKnits is a company full of creepy, cute monsters from Kaitlin Juarez and Max Yax. These handmade little monsters each come with a story of their own. There's Ender the Intergalactic Space Captain, Izzy the Navigator, Band...

NYCC 2013: Monster Factory

Oct 18 // Natalie Kipper
NYCC: Monster Factory photo
Plushes and pins of big and little monsters
The majority of Monster Factory's booth at New York Comic Con was taken over by reasonably-priced character buttons and plushes of various sizes. At the corner of the booth, facing the convention's walkway was the compan...

NYCC 2013: Suburban Vinyl photo
NYCC 2013: Suburban Vinyl

NYCC 2013: Sub-Urban Vinyl


Featuring the works of DeeTen, Blazon Brickhaus, NERVISWR3K, Carson Catlin and more
Oct 18
// Brian Szabelski
Sub-Urban Vinyl's NYCC booth played host to a multitude of custom designer toys, ranging from Dunnys and Munnys to much more complex original sculpts. Artists featured in the customs at the booth included DeeTen, Blazon Brick...
NYCC 2013: polyopticsLABs photo
NYCC 2013: polyopticsLABs

NYCC 2013: polyopticsLABs


Quite an impressive debut
Oct 17
// Brian Szabelski
So just who are polyopticsLABs? Well, to start, polyoptics is the art of Brian Anderson, a 3-D artist whose film credits include work on Rio, District 9, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake. In...
NYCC 2013: Mishka photo
NYCC 2013: Mishka

NYCC 2013: Mishka


New works from L'Amour Supreme and new collabs on display
Oct 17
// Brian Szabelski
Mishka (or as spelled in its proper Russian, Мишка) is a brand name that's familiar to long-time designer toy fans, and they were of course representing at NYCC, which is not too far away from th...
NYCC 2013: Playful Gorill photo
NYCC 2013: Playful Gorill

NYCC 2013: Playful Gorilla


Featuring the custom Munnys of Davidkraig
Oct 17
// Brian Szabelski
Playful Gorilla's NYCC booth not only featured some of the figures and other items they had for sale, but some more of davidkraig's pop culture Munnys. The ones that caught my attention were his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles c...
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NYCC 2013: Argonaut Resins & The Jelly Empire


Lots and lots of special resin figures
Oct 17
// Vanessa Cubillo
At this year's NYCC, Argonaut Resins shared a table with The Jelly Empire. For the event, both companies created many exclusives. For Argonaut Resins, some of their exclusives they had were Brim Stone Pharaoh Hounds, Leopard...
NYCC: I Heart Guts photo
NYCC: I Heart Guts

NYCC 2013: I Heart Guts


(Plush) organs sold here
Oct 16
// Natalie Kipper
I Heart Guts' booth at New York Comic Con was filled with clever puns and inventive uses for medical paraphernalia (bed pans to holds pins, for example). While the plushes on display weren't new or exclusive to the con, they ...
NYCC 2013: Onell/Uamou photo
NYCC 2013: Onell/Uamou

NYCC 2013: Onell Design, Real x Head and Uamou


Is that a giant Callgrim, or are you just ... yeah, it's a giant Callgrim
Oct 16
// Brian Szabelski
Like last year, Onell Design partnered up with Real x Head and Uamou for their New York Comic Con booth. Also like last year, their booth was full of Callgrims and Glyos figures, Uamou and Boo sets and Real x Head's larg...
NYCC 2013: Lulubell photo
NYCC 2013: Lulubell

NYCC 2013: Lulubell and Velocitron


Oct 16
// Brian Szabelski
Lulubell Toys and Velocitron shared a NYCC booth, offering up a sampling of their wares. There were the usual selection of Japanese sofubi and kaiju figures, along with a few exclusives, including a cherry red Bones and Lucky from Mike Egan. They look a little more pinkish to me, but hey, I guess that's splitting hairs at this point. Check out the gallery for photos from the Lulubell booth!
NYCC 2013: Grass Hut photo
NYCC 2013: Grass Hut

NYCC 2013: Grass Hut and friends


Works from Rampage Toys, Yaki-mon, Zack Soto and more
Oct 16
// Brian Szabelski
Bwana Spoons and Grass Hut Corp. made the trip out to New York Comic Con, but they weren't alone this year. Along with Grass Hut's own variant figures, I've spotted figures from Rampage Toys, Yaki-mon and Zack Soto, among others. It's also a reminder, at least to me, about how small those Gachapon Goblins from Rampage Toys are. Check out the gallery for photos from the booth!

NYCC 2013 - DC Collectibles Panel

Oct 16 // Scarecroodle
Rather than tease you with a bunch of announcements you'll only somewhat care about, let's start with the big one: DC Collectibles is giving us yet *another* DC Comics Cover Girls Poison Ivy. However, unlike the last one, this statue should actually appeal to fans. I know it really got Shartimus's attention: Oh, that Shartimus... You can always count on Shartimus to report on the 'news' angles that fans care about. This shot highlights my favorite aspect of the figure's design which is just the coy way that Poison Ivy plays around with her top. I think Shartimus well-described the most likely fan reaction when he quipped, "That is so pre-ordered." I know I can't wait for follow-up information which hopefully will come soon as she's slated for a June release. Another *big* news item might be the New 52 power-suited Lex Luthor (introduced in the Forever Evil story arc?). Lex, as a businessman, clearly understands the importance of wearing the right power suit to meetings with alien ambassadors and eccentric, batty billionaires. The power-suit Lex Luthor will be a deluxe class figure, making him larger and more pricey than the usual 6.75-inch scaled figures. DC Collectibles hasn't listed a price point yet (although I'm assuming it should be around US$50), but he's slated for a May release so we'll probably have painted images and a price point for him within the next month or so. The panel also provided the first images of those Justice League: War figures discussed last week. The figures are based on character designs from an upcoming DC Comics animated film (of the same name) that adapts the New 52 Justice League's origin story where the team is formed in response to Darkseid's invasion of Earth. As such, the figures sport a distinctive cartoon look to them which I actually find very appealing (for the most part). However, the figures may be lacking in the articulation department; Wonder Woman, for instance, doesn't even seem to feature elbow or knee articulation (it's less clear with the others). While I consider this something of a deal-breaker, I have a feeling that I may cave and buy Wonder Woman anyway. The figures will apparently carry a US$20 MSRP rather than the US$25 that we're used to seeing with DC Collectibles' articulated releases. I imagine that it comes down to to the aforementioned lack of articulation which likely keeps their costs a bit lower. The first wave seems to consist of Superman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Flash, and Green Lantern. The wave is slated to release in May. Check out the gallery for photos of the remaining team members. Also note that this is apparently the style going forward. It's great news if you like the designs. The Scribblenauts Unmasked blind-boxed figures seem to have a confirmed line-up now. Two waves have been slated to release thus far with the first coming out in January and including Superman, Batman, Deadman, a gold Superman variant, Joker, Black Manta, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Bizarro, Vampire Batman, and at least one chase rare. The second wave, which releases in March, includes Flash, Bane, a gold Batman variant (?), Blue Beetle, Superman Blue (the '90s were truly a strange time...), Cyborg, Batman, and at least two mystery figures. Additionally, DC Collectibles let leak that they were going to try to give some of the figures gimmicks like a glow-in-the-dark feature or something that shows under blacklight. However, that's still in the works at this point. These blind-boxed figures will be sold individually for US$5 apiece. As for what things the future might hold, DC Collectibles mentioned that there might be a big Earth-2 reveal on the DCC Facebook page on December 4th. The company is also looking for suggestions as for what other Earth-2 characters to produce. Given that I haven't been following the continuity (nor any New 52 continuity, save for glancing an occasional comic at Barnes & Noble), I have no opinion on this subject and it's weirding me out a little. Once again, I'd like to thank Shartimus (and Toy News International) for bringing the DC Collectibles Panel to the collector community.
DC Collectibles photo
DC Cover Girls Poison Ivy will inspire rash of pre-orders
Tomopop's on-site staff wasn't able to make it to the DC Collectibles Panel at NYCC due to a scheduling conflict (namely that it was happening at the same time as Mattypalooza -- good job, organizers!), but thankfully Shartim...


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