AICN Toys: ARKHAM CITY Series 3, MORTAL KOMBAT, Jumbo Yoda, Hot Toys AVENGERS, And More!!
John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...
Arkham City Series 3 from DC Collectibles
To call Arkham City a badass game would be an understatement. It was epic. The open world gameplay, graphics, combat system and story were top notch, but my favorite thing about the game was the bosses. Each enemy was memorable, from that one-armed giant tank clown guy to Solomon Grundy. Lucky for action figure collectors, DC Collectibles will continue to release new toys based on the game. The next wave features, Azreal, Penguin, Ra's Al Ghoul, two thug variants and Batman. Look for these to arrive in September.
Jumbo Yoda from Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant has been making these oversized Star Wars figures based off the Kenner original molds for a while. Now we get a 6-inch tall version of the swampiest Jedi master in the universe. Most of the other figures in the line stand one-foot tall, so this one should measure up well with them. Yoda comes packaged on a 1980 Empire Strikes Back-inspired blister card featuring original photos and art work. He’s available for pre-order here.
Mortal Kombat from Jazwares
These pics have been trickling out of the Jazwares Twitter and Facebook accounts over the last week or so featuring new figures from the classic video game license. Here we see 6-inch versions of Jax, Shao Kahn, Reptile and a 4-inch prototype of Liu Kang. We still don't have a release date or further details, but we'll keep you updated.
The Avengers from Hot Toys
One of my favorite moments of The Avengers involves Loki's showdown with the Hulk. In the future, you will be able to recreate this scene with your very own deluxe 1/6 scale action figures according to these new pics from Hot Toys. The company has released teasers for both Iron Man and Hulk. If you want to see more pics of Loki, we have them posted over at ArticulationTimes.com. He is up for pre-order now.
OMFG (Outlandish Mini Figure Guys) from October Toys
Kids who grew up with M.U.S.C.L.E. men and Monster in My Pocket in the 80′s may find this new line of figures from October Toys interesting. Each individually packaged set comes in a blister card package and includes characters cast in a fleshy-colored plastic. Series 1 is available for pre-order here.
And finally this week, Darth Vader takes on Chuck Norris in the first of Patrick Boivin's awesome new Fight Fight Fight series...
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May 18, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST
May 18, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST
Then I want a Hulk so I can grab him by the leg and twat him around like a ragdoll...
May 18, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST
I used to love that little Yoda figure when I was young. All blown up like this it looks like Mel Torme.
May 18, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST
by Axl Z
er.. looks a bit off??
May 18, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST
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May 18, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST
It's all or none for me though.
May 18, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST
by professor murder
I thought that stood for Oh My Fucking God? haha
May 18, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST
-- Please buy it! PLEASE!
May 18, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST
Huh, ARKHAM CITY figs? Huh?!
May 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST
May 18, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST
by Prior Walter
May 18, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST
by Isaac R.
That Loki is just too cool to pass up.
May 19, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST
by Isaac R.
but guess what? I don't fucking care. The way shits been going lately, I DESERVE to spend a little on myself...lol
May 19, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST
by Isaac R.
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=300043&ref=preview_page Fuck man...I'm in trouble.
May 19, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST
particularly my most favorite. I'd rather have a replica in original size.
May 19, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST
I love the way it sounds when I say it out loud a few times in a row. That figure got me to thinking how cool it would be to make a truly jumboyoda (kkkhhhk!) standing about 8 feet tall. Complete with simulated toy plastic skin and ultra-thick fake felt robe. And a nine foot snake of course. Because Jumboyoda never goes anywhere without his big, red, thick, shiny, engor..... I mean, his plastic snake.
May 19, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST
Your words of joy and celebration echo through the basements of men in their 40s who have moved back home with their parents across the entire world (universe?) and .... those words inspire. May your days be filled with late sleep and your nights with the highest definition free porn available, downloaded faster than the speed of light. I salute you.
May 19, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST
Their work has been so amazing, hasn't it? I'd love to pair Loki on a shelf next to Thor, with Loki's head looking at the floor in shame.
May 19, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST
by Isaac R.
lol. Thank you Sir. Believe it or not, I'm not a basement dweller... married, two kidlins, mortgage payments...the whole nine. My home office DOES resemble a comic shop tho;-)
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