John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...
Mos Eisley - Chalumn's Cantina by Sideshow Collectibles
Finally, my 1/6 scale Han Solo has a suitable place to drink himself silly. Sideshow Collectibles unveiled this new 12-inch Star Wars figure environment based on Tantooine's premiere entertainment establishment. The company hasn’t revealed much about the cantina play set other than the price: $249.99. Here’s what Sideshow had to say about the diorama on it’s production blog.
The Munsters by Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys
I loved the Munsters growing up as a kid. I especially flipped-out when TBS gave Grandpa his own monster movie show. Maybe that's why I'm excited about this new 7-inch Munster line of figs. Herman, Grandpa and Lily will be available in two different versions: one version at Toys R Us with their signature accessories and a Select version at specialty stores that comes with a bonus accessory - a piece of the family electric chair. Buy all three specialty figs to put this shocking piece of furniture together. Look for both versions of the figures in October.
Justice League: Heroes and Foes by DC Direct
New 7-inch scale versions of the Joker, Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash are on the way. All four figures feature multiple points of articulation, include display bases and accessories. These will release on April 11 of next year.
Batman Legacy Wave 2 Two-packs by Mattel
These 6-inch scale action figures are based on the film The Dark Knight (Batman and Police Honor Guard Joker) and the upcoming game Arkham Asylum (Robin and Joker). Each set will swing into action this October for around $30 a piece.
Doctor Who TARDIS Character Building Set by Underground Toys
Underground Toys takes a page from Lego's playbook by offering Doctor Who fans cute, miniature versions of their favorite characters with pricey play sets made of building blocks. This particular construction set features the TARDIS interior console room and exterior with alien world landscape. The set also includes four Doctor who micro-figures (The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song). It will release in November for $85.
And finally, to kickoff the release on Wednesday, August 24 of the new Marvel Select Red Skull from Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys, here's my early review: