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AICN Toys: PREDATOR, DOCTOR WHO, U.S. Presidents As Classic Universal Monsters, And More!!

John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...


1/6 Scale IG-88 from Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles will soon bring Star Wars fans this 1/6 scale bounty hunter. The new IG-88 features more than 20 points of articulation, light-up eyes, extendable legs, a sculpted shoulder bracer, a hand-painted deco application, a fabric bandolier with magnetic attachment capabilities, 2 blaster rifles, 3 mines, a display stand and more. He’s available for pre-order here for $174.99. He should arrive in the fourth quarter of 2011.

IG-88 from Sideshow Collectibles IG-88 from Sideshow Collectibles IG-88 from Sideshow Collectibles



1/6 Scale Classic Predator from Hot Toys

Hot Toys will soon give the classic Predator a new 1/6 scale treatment. Very similar in appearance to the intergalactic hunter seen in the 1987 sci-fi original Predator, the “new” Classic Predator from 2010's Predators features a 14-inch body with more than 22 points of articulation, a new head sculpt, netting on its hand and body, 6 interchangeable hands, a shoulder cannon, forearm armor with an expandable metal blade on the right side, body armor, a detachable battle damaged face mask with LED lights, a forest scene diorama with bone trophies, and much more. It will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Classic Predator from Hot Toys Classic Predator from Hot Toys Classic Predator from Hot Toys



Black and White The Walking Dead figures from McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys has announced some black & white exclusive figures sure to please comic book purists. These have been repainted using the same color scheme as colorist Cliff Rathburn in The Walking Dead comic book. Officer Rick Grimes will be a Toys R Us exclusive while the Zombie Two-Pack will only be available at comic shops and specialty stores. Look for all of these figures in September.

The Walking Dead from McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead from McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead from McFarlane Toys



Dalek and Cybermen Building Sets from Underground Toys

Underground Toys has two new Doctor Who building sets on the way featuring two evil races. The Cyberman construction playset features a swivelling cyber-conversion machine arm and moveable conversion bed with restraining arms. It comes with a Space Captain and a Cyberman micro-figure. The Dalek construction playset has a swivelling machine arm, moveable conveyor belt, control panels and a rejected parts bin. It includes one Dalek Drone and one Dalek Scientist micro-figure. Look for these to release in November.

Dalek Building Set from Underground Toys Ultramen Building Set


Presidential Monsters from Huckleberry Toys

If you are one of those people who like to mix politics with classic Universal Monsters, Huckleberry Toys has the perfect figure line for you. These Presidential Monsters retro figures feature Baracula, Lincolnstein, The Ronmy and Wolf Bill in the first wave. Those should release in September for around $25 each. The second wave will feature Monster from the Watergate Lagoon, Phantom of the White House and Zom-bush.

Baracula LincolnsteinThe Ronmy

Wolf Bill Monster of the Watergate Lagoon Phantom of the White House


And finally...

...we got an early look at the new Marvel Select figures of Captain America and the Red Skull from Captain America: The First Avenger by Diamond Select Toys. Cap will release on August 17 while Red Skull will hit shelves on August 24. 

That's it this week. For more toy updates and action figure reviews, you can follow John on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.  Keep collecting!
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  • Aug. 7, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    What about the First Ladies

    by Knockers

    No Laura Joker, Barbra Kong or Ice Hillary?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    ig-88 is my username on certain sites.

    by Smashing

    My boss knows this and on my pay packet this week it said IQ-88, I wonder if this was a mistake or a social comment on me?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Vivid Adult Entertainment presents

    by BlankGeneration

    Dalek Dildoes. "Ejaculate! Ejaculate!"

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Lego Daleks!

    by Alientoast

    Well, not really Legos, but close enough!

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Doctor Who Adult Toys presents

    by BlankGeneration

    Dalek diddlers! "Ejaculate! Ejaculate!"

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Cool,but i prefer the 1m tall Neytiri statue from

    by KilliK

    the slideshow collectibles. you really dont want to know what i would do if i had it.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    IG-88's 'face'

    by buggerbugger

    I was never quite sure which bit was supposed to face forwards. Is it the bit with the 'binoculars'? If so... man, that's one permanently surprised-looking robot. Makes me wonder if he was originally built to be a sex droid...

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    The Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Box Set

    by kubricksnutsack

    If you think the Lego Daleks are cool, you might want to check out the box set that features all incarnations of the Doctor. I did a little video unboxing of it the other day. Here, viddy this, my brothers...

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I bought a terminator model 101 and displayed it.

    by D

    For the entire time it sat on my shelf it felt wrong. It looked great, but something wasn't right. I pretended it was okay, that this awkward feeling would go away, but I was only lying to myself. That feeling infact would never go away so long as I remained an adult. For the terminator model 101 the end of the day...a kiddies toy.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Missed Four Horsemen opportunity...

    by Peter Franks

    To cast Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz as the apocalyptic riders they so longed to be. Shame that these war and financial criminals aren't being cast in plastic for all eternity as the destroyers of worlds they are. Thanks again, fucking assholes for leaving what once was the shining beacon on a hill in a shambles and ruin for the next guy to take the blame. At least Boehner and the Teabagging faithful continue your fight daily to eradicate what little remains of the American middle class in an unending race to our demise for all but the wealthiest in this country. And as a pre-emptive to all those on the right reading this...go fuck yourselves, brainwashed Faux News watching simpletons. You're to blame for not educating yourselves before casting ballots that sealed all our fate.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Politics on AICN...

    by UltimaRex

    One day you guys will learn. I don't think that'll be any time soon but one day...

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Presidential monsters look like cheap turds and $25 each! F that

    by alienindisguise

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    wow ig-88 available for only 174.99?

    by vulturess

    i'll take 10 of them.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    @Peter Franks

    by Bill Brasky

    Dude, you just made me so fucking happy. You're party is in shambles. Your president (worst.president.ever) is on a downward spiral. Your party lost a super majority in the house and will lose the senate in '12. More and more Americans associate the economic problems that we are having today to progressive liberals. And independents from Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are turning away from you and your distorted world view every day. And how do I know this? Because pathetic losers like you have to use an article about toys on a geek website to push your anti-American self hatred on people who don't give a fuck. And I guess that you do this because you can't get an erection without Viagra™, Cialis™ or Levitra™. What a douche.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Bill Brasky

    ...and my apologies to you fine sir. You are correct of course. Needless political flaming on AICN can go nowhere.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    We need an IG-88 origin movie

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Moar IG-88, pleez.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Damn McFarlane Toys sucks now

    by disfigurehead

    Back in the day the sculpts and paint jobs were just beautiful. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Fuck politics

    by flax

    I come to places like this to get away from it. Wake up, political ranters. Nobody cares what you think. This is the internet, and a geek site at that.

  • It's the completely left-field rants that get me.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    I didn't know The Humping Robot was in Star Wars

    by tangcameo

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by gabbygall

    Fucking grow up you retards. I`m sure you have something else you could be playing with in your moms basement.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    do grown men collect these?

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Anyone who uses "progressive" in a negative tone is a racist fucking retard. Also you're made up facts don't impress anyone. The recent issues are connected to the Tea Party... They didn't want to negotiate and all they care about is destroying Planned Parenthood. All because morons wanted "regular" people in office... But got lunatics instead. Blaming progressive liberals for the economy... Um how so Obama isn't one. The economy went down hill during the last administration... So don't go claiming politics don't belong on this site and then rant on without facts or logic. Moron.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    What happened to Harry editing Famous Monsters of Filmland

    by IndyCollector

    He announced that at LAST year's Comic Con. Is he doing that or did he fuck that up already?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Waka Flocka - Now there's a real talent

    by MooseMalloy

    Why do all current rappers completely suck?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Who's party is in shambles, bill brasky?

    by Mugato5150

    I know this isn't the place to be discussing politics but I just have to ask, which party is in shambles, again? Cause I had the ridiculous notion that it wasn't the one that had nothing but retarded unelectable Bible thumpers. And Obama the worst President? How many useless wars did Obama get us into? Are you fucking serious?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST



    It unfortunately became a back burner issue. Still working towards it. But the half of the expenses that I wasn't responsible for, wasn't forthcoming, and I wasn't going to fit the entire bill.

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Those are the worst looking McFarlane Toys

    by solanine

    I've ever seen. What the hell happened?

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by Loosejerk

    you sure know your dick medications. Well done!

  • Aug. 7, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Cap helmet not accurate?

    by Edited_Out

    I don't recall him ever wearing a helmet where the under-eye portion was so thick and came down so far on the cheeks. Yet all the CA movie figures show this design. Was it changed during filming to the more streamlined look, too late for toy production to accomodate? This really bugs me--does no else notice this?

  • Aug. 8, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Still no Chris Reeve Hot Toys?.. you STILL suck.

    by MST3KPIMP

    I saw it mentioned when they ran the first MOS pic but this colum is hard to take seriously when it fails to mention such a major happening.

  • I think it kind of is a "big deal". That would look great to me and then he is attacking like that key scene in the movie that was played in the trailer over and over of the guys coming through the door, Cap. with shield and gun blazing.

  • Aug. 8, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST to Hello Kitty and a zombie ice-skatin'... WAIT...

    by Larrythefatcat's Ronald Reagan...