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1:00 AM on 07.28.2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza

The Matty Collector panel at SDCC (or "Mattypalooza") was described as featuring a lot of new Masters-related announcements and, well, little else. However, some major non-Masters news came in the form of an announcement that...

Scarecroodle


11:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock

If you like large, well-painted figures, Pop Culture Shock may have what you need. If they don't have what you need, give them a year and see what random licenses they pick up. This year they carved out their own piece of the floor at SDCC, and marked it with some Akuma busts and a big red demon.

Tianxiao Ma



SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Marvel press photos photo
SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Marvel press photos
by Scarecroodle

Great news, true believers! Spider-Man 2099, Agent Coulson, Thanos, Hobgoblin, Maria Hill, and more were featured in a batch of press photos sent over by Hasbro.

While we hope to get some of our own photos of a few of these (some of whom were added to the booth after our visit), these should help to tide you over until then. First, and most importantly (to me, anyway), is the announcement that Spider-Man 2099 will be among the first wave of the 2015 Spider-Man Legends figures.

Continued after the jump.

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4:00 PM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant had great figures to show from popular TV shows and movies. From Alien, there was a giant vintage figure, and exclusive glow in the dark version of Big Chap. Taken from 300: Rise of An Empire, there were highly ...

Vanessa Cubillo



SDCC 2014: Mattel - Masters of the Universe photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - Masters of the Universe
by Scarecroodle

For those expecting some cool Masters of the Universe stuff at SDCC, Matty Collector apparently didn't disappoint. There were a lot of new reveals (a few of which were shown early) between the Club Eternia and Etheria selections for the rest of this year and the start of next year, a 2015 Mini MOTU series which features a Mini Snake Mountain, giant Masters figures, and more.

There's an absurd amount of stuff to discuss, but I'll try to hit some of the highlights after the jump.

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SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars photo
SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

Hasbro's Star Wars booth featured new Star Wars: Rebels collectibles including figures for the female Mandalorian weapons expert Sabine Wren and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla (albeit both are for the relatively basic 3.75-inch Mission Series line).

The 6-inch Black Series items were (as of Thursday) all previously revealed items, including Jabba and the Imperial Scout with Speeder Bike pack (both due out in September; both feature a US$40 MSRP). The Walgreens-exclusive white (prototype) Boba Fett was on display in package.

The panel (which happened after we got the booth shots) apparently included the first images of some of the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series figures that were leaked a while ago via a retailer listing including Bossk, a Luke & Wampa set, and Han Solo in his Storm Trooper disguise. No word yet as to whether those figures also made it to the booth, but we have the press images in the gallery. Hopefully we'll see more bounty hunters as the line continues.

The booth featured a lot of the Star Wars Command items, a good deal of Saga Legends and Mission Series figures, as well as some 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures (3.75-inch SW Black replaced Legacy as the high-end 3.75-inch offering) including a Darth Malgus who I can't recall seeing before. Some retailers will apparently be carrying special offerings, such as Toys "R" Us picking up a Endor Battle pack featuring a AT-ST and five Saga Legends figures.

Check out all the images in the gallery.

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11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: QMx

If you're a sci-fi fan, you should really know about QMx (Quantum Mechanix). Their entire existence is like a love letter to all of my favorite sci-fi TV franchises. At SDCC this year, the marquee features were two large scal...

Tianxiao Ma



Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog  photo
Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog
by Scarecroodle

Many of Kotobukiya's recently teased items -- including the DC Bishoujo Zatanna, Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura -- have been fully unveiled in a new catalog.

Also shown was the recently teased Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams, the She-Hulk we're still waiting for, the newly unveiled Fine Arts Carnage, and so much more.

See some of the pages in the gallery.

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MMPR Legacy White Tigerzord and Saba make for some roaring pre-orders photo
MMPR Legacy White Tigerzord and Saba make for some roaring pre-orders
by Scarecroodle

Bandai of America's Power Rangers Legacy White Tigerzord and Saba are currently available for pre-order. 

The Legacy series has been capitalizing on MMPR nostalgia for a few years now, with such entries as the original Megazord and Dragon Zord. but that enthusiasm is still going strong for many fans with the addition of the White Ranger's (Tommy) zord and talking sword. Both feature die-cast parts although Saba likely features more die-cast, given the higher price-tag. Additionally, the White Tigerzord will apparently combine with previous zord builder items.

Saba can be pre-ordred for US$100 and is slated for a December release while the White Tigerzord will follow it in January for US$80.

[ Pre-order White Tigerzord | Saba at Big Bad Toy Store ]

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Epic new 'Starscream' Optimus Prime is a Hot Toys figure in disguise photo
Epic new 'Starscream' Optimus Prime is a Hot Toys figure in disguise
by Scarecroodle

Hot Toys has just dropped an awesome bomb with the massive reveal of its upcoming Optimus Prime (Starscream version), which features the Autobot leader with Seeker-like wings and a limited edition Starscream head. It's a bizarre combination that I never knew I wanted!

While the 30-cm tall Hot Toys Optimus is non-transforming, it features LED light-up eyes, a removable LED light-up Matrix of Leadership (which can be stored in his chest), and what appear to be fully articulated fingers. In addition, he sports an awesome battle-worn paint job. However, the biggest selling point might be the optional Starscream-deco'd Seeker-like wings AND an exclusive Starscream head [UPDATE: Apparently the Starscream head isn't meant as an alternate head, which reduces much of my interest). The Starscream head is only available in a special edition which is listed as being for Ani-Com pre-orders and selected markets only.

The figure also features a set of wheels that can be mounted onto his back, a ground base/diorama, two Seeker-like Rifles that can be attached to his forearms or shoulders, and a cannon.

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11:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Walgreens-exclusive Hand of the King now available

Funko have released a new Legacy Collection figure of Tyrion Lannister dressed as the King's Hand as seen in Game of Thrones. The figure resembles Tyrion in most ways, but then again, you wouldn't really confuse it for anyone...

Kristina Pino



12:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Evilos' custom Doctor Who Vashta Nerada figure will keep you out of the shadows

I can't tell you how excited I was to see Evilos' terrifying new custom! Based on lore introduced by the Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library comes this figure of a NASA astronaut infested by the Vashta Nerada. The Vasht...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker