Hot Toys' 1/6-scale Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket Raccoon are currently available for pre-order. Rocket Raccoon is suitably small at 6-inches tall while Groot measures a towering 15-inches in height.
While both fig...
Funko is bringing three special edition Hikari sofubi figures to SDCC. "Mean & Green" Raphael (TMNT), "Ice Freeze" Batman, and "Red Rain" Batman will each be sold in a very limited 500 piece run.
"Mean & Green" might be my favorite Raphael deco so far, with a neat color mix and glitter effect (although it's certainly no "Mystic Powers" Skeletor!). "Ice Freeze" Batman is also neat with that blue deco with white eyes, gloves, and boots. Finally there's "Red Rain" Batman, possibly the most colorful use of the Batman mold that we've seen thus far.
As always, fans have to chance to win a copy of the first figure in the run by entering via Funko's Facebook page. It's as good an opportunity as any for those of us not attending SDCC this year. For those who can make it to the show, these will be sold at the Funko booth (#5343).
Diamond Select Toys' latest PREVIEWS offerings (now available for pre-order) inlcude a MLP:FIM Fluttershy vinyl bank, an electronic B9 robot, and the Frank Gorshin Riddler vinyl bank bust. In short, it's another mixed month.
Looking back, when I first saw the Funko POP series a few years back, I didn't think much of them. I thought they were cute, but I didn't expect for the line to last very long. Well, needless to say that I was wrong. Dead wrong. Multiple lines, a ton of exclusives and dozens of figures later, it's safe to say that the POPs are a success.
However, it took me a long time to start picking up POPs of my own. Despite their cheap price, I didn't want to start dropping money on yet another series of figures. There are just too many that I'd want and if I got started, who knows where I'd stop. Leave it to the Mass Effect series to drag me kicking and screaming into this line, with Funko's first series of toys based on Bioware's space opera RPG.
Now with about ten or so POPs around me room, it's clear that I'm finally a convert to the irresistibly cute collectables. Hit the jump to see which ones have made it into my abode!
Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the la...
[Update] Pre-orders are now available and listed below! She'll be out in late December for ¥7,200.
Wasn't it just yesterday that we finally got to see the prototype sculpt for Jubilee? Oh yes, it was. In what was just a d...
DC Collectibles has released its monthly solicits. These items are mostly slated to release in either January or February and should be available for pre-order in the coming days (if not already).
Highlights include the DC Cover Girls Starfire, figures based on the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated movie (including Mera), as well as a few items seen in DCC's recent big unveil (such as the Bombshells Hawkgirl, some of the Designer Series figures, the new Arrow figures, etc).
While I haven't been a fan of DC Collectibles' decision to do a lower-articulation animated film line, a few of them (like Mera and Aquaman) seem to be turning out pretty well. Still, given the drop in detail and articulation, I would expect the lines' MSRPs would have more than just a meager US$5 difference.
Otherwise I'm just surprised that the Scribblenauts Unmasked line is picking up momentum so quickly. DC Collectibles is just plowing ahead at full steam, having shown six series/waves now (five of which have been made available for pre-order/order with two at retail). Should the line continue to prove a success I would imagine that DCC may try its hand at other blind-boxed series.
Be sure to check out all the images in the gallery.
July boasts another impressive roster, featuring Flogg and Double Mischief as the month's new figures (for Club Eternia and Etheria respectively) as well as another chance to pick up Clamp Champ, Karatti, Sky High (with Jet), Slush Head, and Plundor on the Masters of the Universe Classics side as well as Batzarro and Ra's Al Ghul of the DC Universe / Signature Collection. If that wasn't enough, you can also pick up a Masters-inspired wall mounted display stand.
New Adventures of He-Man fans will recall that Flogg was the Evil Space Mutants' leader (although Skeletor, his technical advisor, would often wind up calling the shots). Flogg comes with a laser whip and a Filmation-styled sword for He-Man. I also believe his helmet is removable.
Double Mischief was apparently a double agent in She-Ra: Princess of Power. I'm not sure how prominently she featured in the cartoon, but I imagine fans may be happy to expand their She-Ra roster. She's billed as coming with an all-new Horde crossbow.
I'm a little surprised by all of the other stuff available this month, as it's another seven figures (including Sky High who comes with his vehicle). Slush Head may have seen a few sales now but, as one of Flogg's minions, he's something of an intuitive choice. Just like with the original action figure (whom I may still own), Slush Head's helmet can be filled with water... but I'd be worried about potential paint damage. Karatti is another Evil Space Mutant (although he didn't feature as prominently as Slush Head) and, as such, is well-timed. If only we could get another shot at Optikk, but I imagine he's long sold out by now.
Check out some images in the gallery and head over to Matty Collector tomorrow to pick some of these up.
Kotobukiya has unveiled the full prototype for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee. The sculpting (which still subject to great) looks surprisingly great and I find that I absolutely love the design... which is why I'm not looking forward to seeing it painted because things can only go downhill from here. Granted, if Kotobukiya could make the pose work then perhaps there's hope for the paint as well.
The one point of interest is that the statue doesn't seem to have any special effects. The Shunya artwork depicted an overly stylized version of Jubilee's energy plasmoids and I would have assumed we might see something similar in the finished product since they've done the same for other characters. It's possible that the piece is being sculpted separately because it will likely be removable.
Casual X-Men fans will best remember Jubilee from X-Men: The Animated Series where the character had a starring role (yet received no action figure in the associated toy line despite having the potential for a great light-up gimmick). She would go on to have a very minor place in X-Men Evolution (where, due to differences in design, it didn't really even look like Jubilee) and was featured in some deleted scenes in the films. Jubilee seems to be frequently cut in favor of Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat, formerly Sprite) who serves a similar function as a teen/rookie member and features a power that offers more diversity to the team (although both have powers known for shorting or damaging electrical instruments).
In the comics, Jubilee has often served as Wolverine's "Robin" (more literally used in Amalgam, where she became the character known as Sparrow and served as a sidekick to Dark Claw (a fusion of Wolverine and Batman)).
As pointed out by reader gunmetalgrey, Geoff Johns recently unveiled DC Collectibles' DC Bombshells Lois Lane via a tweet. Lois Lane, better known as Superman's long-time love interest in most continuities (albeit their comic marriage (and entire romance) was annulled by the New 52), sports a look reminiscent of a 1920s newsboy. Even more interesting, the "caped crusader" referenced in the newspaper she's holding isn't the Man of Steel, but instead an image of the DC Bombshells Supergirl.
It's definitely a pretty neat design that we can look forward to seeing more of at SDCC. Until then, you can check out the full-sized image in the gallery.