AICN Toys: HALO: REACH, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Classic, THE TERMINATOR, ARKHAM CITY, And More!!
John Ary here with a super-sized look at some action figure lines that are making headlines this week... As always click on the photos for an embiggened version and for more pics follow the pre-order links...
The Avengers Iron Man Mark VII from Hot Toys
Another Iron Man film appearance, another deluxe 1/6 scale action figure... This upcoming Mark VII from Hot Toys features movie-accurate armor with articulated air flaps, 36 points of articulation, interchangeable plates, a wrist laser, forearm rockets, a Robert Downey Jr. interchangeable head, a light-up arc reactor on the chest, a figure base and a special edition hologram figurine. He’s up for pre-order here with an expected arrival in the first quarter of 2013.
The Dark Knight Rises from Hot Toys
If a 1/6 scale Dark Knight Rises figure is too small for your action figure collecting needs, Hot Toys is upping the ante with this upcoming 1/4 scale version of Christian Bale as Batman. Although this is being marketed as a Dark Knight Rises figure, it includes several accessories and features from all three movies. It stands 18.5-inches tall with more than 32 points of articulation, 3 interchangeable heads (sonar vision with light-up eyes, masked head and unmasked head), three interchangeable lower faces, three pairs of interchangeable hands, the batsuit with a fabric base covered with armor, cape, the utility belt with a die cast buckle, forearm gauntlets, boots, grapnel gun, sticky bomb gun, ultrasonic cutter, radiation detector, light-up EMP gun, three batarangs, a miniature mine, flight pack, and a figure stand with masks of Bane, Joker, Scarecrow and a special edition batmask. It will release in the first quarter of 2013 or you can pre-order it here.
Play Arts Kai Arkham City from Square Enix
The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum will soon get the Play Arts Kai treatment. Batman and Catwoman will stand 9-inches tall and feature character specific accessories and full articulation. They will release in November or you can pre-order them here. If you want to see more pics of these two, we have them over at ArticulationTimes.com.
DC Unlimited and Batman Unlimited from Mattel
Rest in peace DC Universe Classics. Welcome to toy aisles DC and Batman Unlimited. Mattel will launch two new lines of 7-inch comic book-inspired action figures soon. Wave 1 of the DC Unlimited series features Superman, Flash and Hawkman while the Batman Unlimited series kicks off with Batman, Batgirl and Penguin. These will hit retail in December.
The Terminator from Hot Toys
Terminator fans have a new deluxe figure on the way courtesy of the folks over at Hot Toys. It stands 18.5-inches tall with over 30 points of articulation, LED-lighted eyes, an electroplated endoskeleton with diecast parts, articulated fingers, a plasma rifle and a display base. It should release in the first quarter of 2013 or you can pre-order it here.
Halo: Reach from 3AToys
These 1/6 scale versions of Commander Carter and the Mark V Commando feature magnetized modules for connecting armor, weapons and accessories to the body, a rubberized suit, articulated fingers, a rifle, 2 frag grenades and a combat knife with sheath. These will report for duty in December with Commander Carter available for pre-order here.
Lego Star Wars
The force is strong with 4 new Lego sets based on the Star Wars universe. The Desert Skiff and Jabba’s Palace give us a one-two Return of the Jedi punch, while the Republic Striker-class Starfighter and Sith Fury-class Interceptor represent the Old Republic era. These will release in September or you can pre-order them here.
Masters of the Universe Classics 2013 from MattyCollector.com
The toy realm of Eternia is in danger of vanishing. If Mattel doesn't receive enough subscriptions for their various collector lines of figures (DC Universe, Watchmen, and MOTUC) some of their planned toys may not make it into the hands of collectors while the others may go up in price. Here's the 2013 lineup set far for He-Man and company: King He-Man will be the subscription-only figure. He will include a staff, battle damaged electronic Power Sword and a mini-comic that explains the secret origin of Skeletor. Netossa releases in January with her net/cape and her shield. In February Jitsu will wield with three swords, two of which snap into his back armor. From the Filmation series, Fang Man will sink his teeth into March. Ram Man should be the first of the quarterly over-sized/variant figures. He will feature a second helmet-less head and an ax. The second quarter oversized/variant slot will be taken by the Fighting Foe Men 3-Pack. They will also include swapable chest logos to turn them into members of the Horde. Finally, Strobo will serve as the “traveling convention figure.” He will come with his orb, orb holder, ray gun and a maskless Zodak head. The last day to get your pre-order in is August 6 at MattyCollector.com.
And finally, with wave 19 of the Marvel Universe swinging into action next month, I thought that it would be appropriate to end this week's column with a fun San Diego Comic Con video. Devin Faraci and the lucky folks over at BadassDigest.com got a tour of the Marvel Universe booth and I couldn't be more jealous. That 3.75-inch scale diorama looks pretty epic. My favorite part of the video comes towards the end as the guys chat a little about the upcoming figure of Spider-Man wearing a Fantastic Four outfit with a paper bag on his head...
That's it this week. Just a reminder, we're giving away a deluxe 1/6 scale figure of The Shadow from Go Hero. Find out how you can win him here. For more action figure news, you can follow my toy blog ArticulationTimes.com on Twitter and Facebook. Also, be sure to check out our AICN Youtube channel.
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Aug. 3, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST
by Fart Magnus
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST
by Fart Magnus
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST
it would be grotesquely adorable
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST
Otherwise VERY life-like!
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST
by John Ary
I think it's obscured by a shadow, but you can kind of make it out.
Aug. 3, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST
but that sucker's not to scale.
Aug. 3, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
within the last couple weeks in case anyone is looking. The Jabbas set is pretty cool but too rich for my blood right now. There is also a Palpatines Arrest set that just came out, also a bit pricey</p> As usual Marvel Universe distribution sucks a mighty cock
Aug. 3, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST
A lot of talk over at He-Man.org right now, about the line possibly being canceled. Apparently, if Mattel doesn't make their subscription quota needs to keep the collectors line running, MOTU:C might be canceled on Aug 6, 2012! A number of people who worked on the 1987 movie have made videos encouraging people to buy subscriptions this year. I don't know if that means that movie figures are coming our way, but it is awesome that Gary Goddard, Pons Maar, and Anthony De Longis are reaching out to fans to show their support for the toyline. You can see the videos at the links below: https://vimeo.com/46851597 https://vimeo.com/46737583 https://vimeo.com/46737019
Aug. 3, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST
Would be cool if he didn't have that crappy version of the Power Sword!
Aug. 3, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST
Also, baghead Spider-Man is awesome.
Aug. 3, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST
Aug. 3, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST
Legos are made of a petroleum based plastic, oil goes up, Legos go up. Then add the licensing to that and the price goes up more. but honestly if you look at eBay, the five yer return on most sets is pretty damn good. Buy in twos.
Aug. 3, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST
The cowl used in TDKR is soooo much better.
Aug. 3, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST
Anyone know why they don't reboot the other Filmation hero? Those figures would be fantastic-- dragons, crystal swords, flying trobbits-- are we not allowed to make toys that cool?
Aug. 3, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST
I agree bring back Blackstar or even Bravestar and it wasn't a cartoon but I'd love to see some Crystar toys to.
Aug. 3, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST
is this right? haven't followed the comics or games in forever.
Aug. 3, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST
a million pardons
Aug. 3, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST
http://www.toyark.com/news/marvel-toy-news-4/avengers-movie-hulk-by-hot-toys-6215/ It looks absolutely incredible. If I had money I wouldn't hesitate to drop it on this thing.
Aug. 3, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST
I would love to have them "fight" each other on my desk!
Aug. 4, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST
i always wanted to see batman holding christian bales head in stunning detail and now finally my chance is here.
by Balkin Flabgurter
Aug. 4, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST
by Balkin Flabgurter
Aug. 4, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST
I have been asking many people what is with the eye wart. All that money and you can't have an ever increasing eye wart cut off? All I kept seeing was an IMAX size freaking eye wart all through TDKR. Maybe the eye wart will get it's own spin off? Maybe it deserves it's own plot hole for us all to bitch about.
Aug. 4, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST
i bet Robert Downey jr. has that giant iron man staring him in the face when he wakes up, with custom voice action that says..
by Balkin Flabgurter
Your welcome Robert.
Aug. 4, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST
It's from a '60s story in which Spidey loses his costume for some reason and the FF hooks him up with one of their suits and a paper bag to hide his identity.
Aug. 4, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST
Aug. 4, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST
Aug. 5, 2012, 5:17 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
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