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AICN Toys: REAL STEEL, GREEN LANTERN Simon Baz, Mad Monsters, PROMETHEUS Trilobite And Engineer, And More!!




John Ary here with a quick look at a few 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... 



Quarter-Scale Captain America from NECA

NECA has secured the license to make a new line of 1/4 scale action figures based on the comics and films of Marvel. The first character announced is Cap from The Avengers. The First Avenger stands 18-inches tall and features over 25 points of articulation including the neck, shoulders, torso, elbows, hips, knees, wrists, and more. Cap will also come with his shield and interchangeable hands. NECA plans to announce more characters soon along with pricing and release date information (fingers-crossed for an Agent Coulson). 




Trilobite and Engineer Two-Pack from NECA

Check out this prototype pic of the new Prometheus exclusive for Toys “R” Us. The set features a battle-damaged engineer trying to keep an alien with bendy tentacles from humping his face. Finally, kids across the nation will be able to proudly purchase and display action figures that depict the brutal rape of a giant white guy with muscles by an alien with multiple arms. God bless America! It’s due to release in November.




King Midas from ThreeA Toys

Ring the bell! It’s time for some giant robot boxing action in the 1/6 scale. ThreeA Toys will add another Real Steel android to its action figure lineup with King Midas. He stands 16.5-inches tall with fiber optic light-up eyes and multiple points of articulation. He will release in December or you can pre-order it here



Green Lantern Simon Baz from DC Collectibles



Why would a member of the Green Lantern Corps need a gun? To find out, you have to read Green Lantern #0 from DC Comics, which I'm too lazy to do. Baz joins the ranks of Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kilowag and other ring wielding heroes in the New 52 universe. To celebrate, DC Collectibles will be releasing a 6-inch action figure version of the new character. He’ll be available in the Spring.




Mad Monsters Series 1 from Figures Toy Company

As a throwback to the 8-inch Mego action figures of the 70′s, Figures Toy Company plans to release a limited run of these Mad Monsters. Dracula, Wolfman, a Mummy and the Frankenstein monster feature 16 points of articulation, cloth costumes and removable clamshell packaging. Also the company will release a faithful replica of the 1974 Mad Monster Castle Playset that Mego produced. All of these are up for pre-order at with a release date in the fourth quarter. And finally this week, Hasbro has released the first in its new series of stop-motion Transformers Kre-O videos. The series is meant to promote the company's Battle for Energon line of building block toys. Enjoy...



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  • Sept. 12, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    That Pometheus toy looks like shit..

    by Aidil_Afham

    The previous one shown, I think it was David, wasn't any better either. I'm confused, with the great visuals in the movie, you would think they'd find something cool and iconic like the Engineers in its full height, maybe a suit. All I see there is a half naked Engineer. He was fully suited in Giger gear in that scene. Maybe they were too lazy and opt for the white boring body instead.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST


    by Jaymie69

    whats next..reqium for a dream boardgame. i mean c,mon.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Prometheus action toy? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    by Rtobert

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Is anybody doing Dredd toys?

    by Wonderboys

    Damm, I'd love to have a Karl Urban Dredd

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 7:07 a.m. CST

    You can even build a bank!

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    That's what they told me in the Kre-O commercial that ran after the stop-motion clip. Oh boy, I can't wait.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    WGSH... I lived for those. I wish I still had them in the packaging. Even more, I wish I had the premonition that the $2.99 figures would sell for $500 each. I would have bought cases of those fuckers. Sigh

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Prometheus toys?

    by FannyPad

    Think I'll wait for that Michael Fassbender Shame action figure, with attachable erect penis.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    It's an early prototype mold I would guess. No way The Engineer is "shirtless," flesh-tone in color and wearing jeans.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Including the wooden dildo with the Prometheus toy just seems wrong

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    And a smaller toy size one as well really is inappropriate for Toys R Us.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    dc, are you sure?

    by tibbar

    black green lantern has a glock huh? that's not slightly racist?

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Just watched Prometheus for the second time...

    by Octavian

    Quite possibly the biggest movie watching disappointment I have ever experienced. I just noticed Charlize Theron's character took a fucking grand piano with her. Ludicrous movie.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST

    quantize: you are so cute at your age

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    PROMETHEUS does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    octavian, you watched PROMETHEUS twice? Well youre in a good company - James Cameron watched it twice too (although he prob didnt see it on some skanky pirate download like you) see interview below: As someone who was connected to the "Alien" legacy, what did you think about "Prometheus"? I enjoyed "Prometheus"; I thought it was great. I thought it was Ridley returning to science fiction with gusto, with great tactical performance, beautiful photography, great native 3D. There might have been a few things that I would have done differently, but that’s not the point, you could say that about any movie. Do you enjoy watching other people’s movies? Oh, yeah. I’m a huge movie fan. I love watching films. I love watching films with the family, with the kids; I love watching films myself. I was out there opening night [for] "Prometheus." I didn’t go to the Thursday midnight screening, but I was there Friday. I like to still get excited about movies and whether they pay off or not, that’s not the point -- the fact that there’s still an excitement around a new movie, about the an unveiling of a new movie. So you’re able to enjoy movies as a viewer? "Prometheus" is a film I saw twice, and I thought about it ahead of time. The first time I would just enjoy it, go for the ride, not be too analytical and the second time I would allow myself to be a little more analytical about, you know, where the lights were and how they lit the shots with all the people in the helmets, how they probably had to do CG faceplates like we did on "Avatar," things like that. But, sometimes, so that I preserve a fun, fan-like viewing experience, I won’t get into that level. I’ll just go for the ride, like, consciously.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    That engineer and squid prototype is probably going to be worth a small $ fortune - as the only one of its kind because i cant imagine that toy ever seeing a production run!

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Watched 'Prometheus' once.

    by buggerbugger

    And even that single viewing was two, maybe more, helpings of movie-watching disappointment for me.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Theron's grand piano:

    by buggerbugger

    I wonder if it was set up so that only males could play it?

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    green lantern got a gun

    by iampain

    he ain't never gonna be the same.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by Autodidact

    Yes the story kind of sucked. I don't care, it's my favourite movie this year by far.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I just pre-ordered that Mad Monsters Castle reproduction! Thanks for the heads up, AICN!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I loved those Mad Monsters as a kid, but never had the castle. It was probably too expensive for my parents to buy. I do have the Figures Toy Company's original release of the Mad Monsters figures, but they're not in removeable clam shell packaging, so maybe I'll order another set just to put some in the castle. I also have the red haired Dracula and the blue haired Frankenstein variants, which I took out of the packages and they are currently locked in eternal battle on my dresser! I wish I could post a pic of this here, but I have a five foot long painting of the Mad Monsters (and the Remco Creature, Phantom and Invisible Man) sitting at a long table in the castle that looks like the Last Supper. My four retro-Mad Monsters figures are hanging on th wall above it!

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Discussion of Green Lantern's gun up there

    by Chairman_Kaga

    reminds me of that Sealab 2021 episode where they mock SG1 giving the black guy a spear. Grip: Here's your spear Mr. Butler. Quinn: A SPEAR?! Director: Space spear. Shoots lasers. Bweeoooo.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I only saw PROMETHEUS once (big screen 3D - very nice!) but am looking forward to seeing it again soon at home. I hear its going to be released early (sept 18th) on the Apple store, before blu ray. But so far info doesnt seem clear on whether its an extended cut or not, wierd that they left it so late before declaring whats actually going to be on the blu...

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Fighting over Energon is fucking sick if you think about it.

    by spacehog

    Decepticons: ''We need to live!'' Autobots show up: ''No, WE need to live!'' This isn't even like a war for oil; it's a war over a limited supply of food and water. Whichever side gets the Energon is literally dooming the other side to death by starvation. Kind of hard to root for Optimus and his heroic team when they're essentially trying to take a box of food and medical supplies away from the bad guys.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, noon CST

    cobra--kai. Keep fighting the good fight.

    by adeceasedfan

    I'm right beside you.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    John Ary, does NECA plan on 7 inch marvel figures?

    by JackSlater4

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    James Cameron "really liked" ALIEN VS PREDATOR", so...

    by godoffireinhell exactly does him expressing a fondness for PROMETHEUS in any way validate that film? Source is Quint interviewing Cameron on AICN a while back: node/22405.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by John Ary

    I doubt it as Hasbro has the Marvel license for the 3.75-inch and 6-inch series of toys, but stranger things have happened.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I saw Prometheus again because it looks so beautiful.

    by Octavian

    It just doesn't make much sense. The experts and scientists in AvP seemed to be of a far higher calibre.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Well that sucks

    by JackSlater4

    I collect 7 inch movie toys, mainly NECA and McFarlane, and the only Marvel toys that can hang were the Borders Exclusive Iron Man 2 toys. The only DC toys work are the Watchmen toys

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Well that sucks

    by JackSlater4

    I collect 7 inch movie toys, mainly NECA and McFarlane, and the only Marvel toys that can hang were the Borders Exclusive Iron Man 2 toys. The only DC toys work are the Watchmen toys

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by John Ary

    Check out Diamond Select's Marvel Select line of toys. They do some nice work with their paint apps, articulation and sculpting.

  • Sept. 12, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Trilobite Penis.....INCLUDED!

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Anyone seen that? I have to get the toy just because I'm sure it will be pulled.