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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.
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Aug. 7, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST
No Laura Joker, Barbra Kong or Ice Hillary?
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST
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
Dalek Dildoes. "Ejaculate! Ejaculate!"
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST
Well, not really Legos, but close enough!
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST
Dalek diddlers! "Ejaculate! Ejaculate!"
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST
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
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
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... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdK1Kg4k5OE
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST
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 was...at the end of the day...a kiddies toy.
Aug. 7, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST
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
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
Aug. 7, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST
i'll take 10 of them.
Aug. 7, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST
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
by Ye Not Guilty
Moar IG-88, pleez.
Aug. 7, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST
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
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.
Aug. 7, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST
It's the completely left-field rants that get me.
Aug. 7, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST
Aug. 7, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST
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
Aug. 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
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
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
Why do all current rappers completely suck?
Aug. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST
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
I've ever seen. What the hell happened?
Aug. 7, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST
you sure know your dick medications. Well done!
Aug. 7, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST
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
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.
Aug. 8, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST
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
...it's Ronald Reagan...
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