AICN Toys: SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4, REAL STEEL, BATMAN, And More!!
John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...
Real Steel Movie Figures by Jakks Pacific
In the near future, robots have replaced humans boxers. That’s the premise of the new Hugh Jackman film coming to a cineplex near you later this year... Seriously... Hugh Jackman is making a movie about robot boxers... Anyone else a little worried about Wolverine 2? (sigh) Annnnnnyway... Jakks Pacific will handle the toy licence for the movie property. Here’s a look at a few of the toys you can expect to see starting in August.
1/6 Scale Movie Joker and Batmobile by Hot Toys
Hot Toys showed off two new offerings based on the 1989 movie Batman at the 2011 Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong convention last weekend. Few details have been released on paper about this Jack Nicholson Joker or the 1/6 scale Batmobile, but we’re hoping to get more information from Hot Toys soon.
1/6 Scale Beastie Boys Three-Pack
The Beastie Boys have created a 12-inch three-pack of themselves that’s now up for pre-order at their website. Fans will receive a 16×12-inch metal box with MCA, Mike D, and Ad Rock dressed in button down shirts, pants and shoes, figure stands, white jump suits, safety goggles, safety vests, belts, Japanese decal stickers and 3 extra hand attachments. The set sells for... Wait for it.... $750 with proceeds going to children’s cancer charities.
Marvel Minimates by Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys
Art Asylum and Diamond Select have announced a new round of Marvel Minimates. Look for Armored Thor with Beta Ray Bill, Civil War Captain America (removable helmet) with Arnim Zola, Thunderstrike with Stone Man and Eric Masterson as Thor (rare variant) with Stone Man in comic shops and specialty retailers in September. Toys R Us will get Jack Kirby Thor with Balder, Secret War Captain America with Crossbones, along with Armored Thor with Beta Ray Bill and Civil War Captain America (removable helmet) with Arnim Zola also in September. Each one of these little guys stand 2-inches high with 14 points of articulation.
Super Street Fighter 4 Play Arts Kai Ryu and Chun Li by Square Enix
The Play Arts Kai line has developed a devoted following here in the states with excellent articulation, good sculpts and strong paint applications. These Street Fighter heroes come with multiple hands, effect parts, and a transparent base. Look for them to release in November for around $55 each.
And while we're on the topic of videogame action figures, here's my review of Unimax's new Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Ezio figure that just hit toy shelves...
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Aug. 14, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
man it must be scary to go down on her and have your head between those thighs, wouldnt want her to accidentally snap your neck due to the orgasmic twitches. :P
Aug. 14, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST
because that shit is the lameness. That Joker and Batmobile kick ass though.
Aug. 14, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST
*BLAM* <p> poor Bob. he never had a chance.
Aug. 14, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST
How much worse can it be? I don't think it can top Wolverine in shitttiness. That Hot Toys Joker on the other hand is sweeeeeeet.
Aug. 14, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST
It's all about the Batmobile. Gorgeous.
Batman '89 was the best Batmobile ever. Shouldn't the toy model of it be glossy though rather than matte?
Aug. 14, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
That's fanboy prioritising right there.
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST
by Quake II
Check Your Head was brilliant as well. For those that think "Fight For Your Right To Party", do some research before you come on here slamming a band that has endured for over 25 years and held benifit concerts for the people of Tibet as well as countless other charities. They also started their own label in the 1990's, helping lesser known bands (Luscious Jackson) find an audience. And they are donating the money from the figures to children's cancer charities. What have you done lately...?
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST
era because that was when the B-Boys were relevent and good. Paul's boutique is one of the great records of all time.
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST
at first i thought they were stills from the 1989 movie.
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST
mca, mike d, and ad rock.
Aug. 14, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST
-- when you absolutely have to get your movie property toys to sit on pegs nationwide! Also, the Beastie Boys are all rich as hell and so are the people who will buy that set. It is for charity, afterall.
Aug. 14, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST
The Chris Reeve Superman is incredible btw.
Aug. 14, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST
Most toy reviewers don't seem to find it necessary to place themselves in front of the camera, in fact, take a look at youtube toy reviews, you'll find that most of them have the silly idea of having the toy they are reviewing in a closely framed, well lit shot the entire time while they remain out of view, the times you do show the figure you never set it down so your hands constantly obstruct the view, seriously you're not gonna find stardom making toy reviews so at least do it right, I shouldn't have to explain this to you. 1 out of 5 stars
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST
....do seem a bit weird, but fuck it. those guys deserve to do whatever they want, they earned it. "Check your Head" is a master work. plus they are giving the profits to charity, thats cool.
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST
I'd buy them. The Jack Nicolson toys are great too.
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST
Seriously, can these things go away? Why do people by them? They're embarrassing.
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST
..it would be asian nerds controlling them, not middle aged retired boxers who have probably never played a video game in their lives.
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST
Beastie Boys toys? So that Beastie Boys fans with Asperger's syndrome can play with the toys while listening to their music and pretend the action figures are mouthing the words
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST
Ledger Joker rules! Hamill Joker rules! Romero Joker rules! The character cannot possibly be interpretted poorly!!!!
Aug. 14, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
That's whatcha / whatcha / whatcha get ON LEVEL FIVE!
Aug. 14, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST
inguo_is_dead, John Dimaggio's Joker definitely rules. Red Hood is awesome for many reasons, and Dimaggio's Joker is a major one.
by The Krypton Kid
Aug. 14, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST
Aug. 15, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST
Anyhow, I kinda like the retro look of the Real Steel figs; they look like The Micronauts crossed with toon tie-in stuff of the 80's where each character has a distinct theme.
Aug. 15, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST
how can you not love that Beta Ray Bill?
Aug. 15, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST
by u.k. star
Has what to do with Wolverine? Also since when are we against the works of Matheson & Twilight Zone?
Aug. 15, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST
I want to take the piece of shit Heath Ledger Joker 1:6 action figure my Father bought me for x-mas a couple years ago and replace it with this beauty. My Dad won't remember that he even bought me the figure so I can get away with it...piece of crap is still in the box...i'm taking it to the next comic con I go to and getting rid of it.
Aug. 15, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST
which resembles a lot of Jackman's new movie: there is a professional boxing tournament in Japan,in which small humanoid robots fight each other while being controlled by kids through remote. The title of the anime is Plawres Sanshiro Juohmaru .
Aug. 15, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST
4th installment of this column and not one mention of the most anticipated figure of our time..
Aug. 15, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST
by Tad Ghostal
Sorry you're embarrassed by them. I love 'em, I "by" 'em.
Aug. 15, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST
Cuz we never seen action figures of them before....
Aug. 15, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST
I know, I already pre-ordered mine. That figure is awesome and will sell out and go up in value like crazy! Funny thing you should mention it because if you look at the Joker pic you can see the Superman figure in the background.
Aug. 15, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST
by John Ary
That was announced back in May. Here is a link: http://articulationtimes.com/superman-movie-deluxe-action-figure/
Aug. 15, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST
He's commenting on it not being covered in this "Toys Column". This thing is so half assed. Either do it or don't, AICN. All of this is old news and you don't report on HALF of the cool shit being released. I don't usually bitch about this place, but it seems that Quint is the only useful commodity they have around here anymore. Merrick sucks, Nordling and Beaks are hit/miss, and articles like this stink of a desperate attempt to keep the flame burning. Fifteen years on and a site called, "Ain't It Cool News" just gets around to having a toy column. Damn. Don't bother.
Aug. 15, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST
I haven't been paying much attention to the film, so I can't comment on it's "suckatude" or not, but shouldn't the idea of boxing robots get us geeks a little excited? It seems people are blasting the flick on the basic concept alone. Sure, it seems like a five year olds' idea of great drama, but aren't so many of the properties we love a throwback to our youthful fancies? Man dresses like bat and fights evil clown? Man with claws fights people with blue skin and and magnet powers? I mean come on!
Aug. 16, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST
Anyone know if there's a Balrog figure coming? My husband voices him in the new Street Fighter and he would totally dig this!
Aug. 16, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST
It's like making a Battleship movie
Aug. 16, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST
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