John Ary here with your action figure news update. As always click on the photos for an embiggened pic and for more information follow the pre-order links...
The Joker from Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow and DC Comics have teamed up to bring you a new line 1/6 scale action figures featuring the biggest names in the history of the funny pages. Here are new pics of its first character in the wave, The Joker. The regular version featurestwo head sculpts, playing cards, a straight razor, dynamite, a lighter, revolver with BANG! flag, a tailored fabric costume, cane, multiple hands, and a display base. The Sideshow exclusive comes with a pair of Joker fish accessories. He’s available here for pre-order and will ship in August.
The Walking Dead Comic Series 2 from McFarlane Toys
Looks like we’ll soon be getting another wave of zombie-themed action figures based on the Robert Kirkman comic. This round will feature Riot Gear Glenn, The Governor, a Pet Zombie, and Zombie Penny. These will go on sale in June or you can pre-order them here.
New Doctor Who Toys from Underground Toys
Big news for Doctor Who fans and action figure collectors this week out of UK Toy Fair. It looks like the good Doctor will soon travel through space and time via a 3.75-inch scale TARDIS. Expect to see characters and interconnecting play sets in the new smaller scale soon. No word yet though when we'll see classic Doctors and Who characters in the new scale, but it's good to know that I can finally begin plans for a Tom Baker guest appearance in my current G.I. Joe vs Star Wars epic action figure war. Also the company announced a new blind-packed “Character Building” wave featuring all 11 Doctors and a “refreshed” 5-inch scale box set with new variants of all the Doctors. The merchandise section of The Doctor Who Site has more pics and info on some of the other Whovian toys from the big fair.
Breaking Bad from Mezco Toyz
Also revealed at the UK Toy Fair: 2 new 6-inch action figures of Walter White. The Heisenberg version comes complete with removable hat, removable glasses, sack of cash and a bag of blue crystals. He’s up for pre-order here or you can wait to pick him in June. The website Idle Hands snapped pics of the Hazmat Suit version of Walter from the Fair, but I haven't been able to find any pre-order info on him yet.
Star Trek Legacy Minimates Series 1
StarTrek.com got the first look at these new Minimates sculpted by Art Asylum. The first wave of Legacy figures spans two series and two films, with characters including Admiral Kirk and Khan from Star Trek II, First Contact Captain Picard and the Borg Quen, Season Commander Sisko and a Jem Hadar from DS9, plus Captain Archer and Xindi from Enterprise. Each Minimate stands two inches tall and features 14 points of articulation, as well as a variety of interchangeable and removable parts and accessories. The Minimates will be available only on the specialty market, with two-packs priced at $9.99 each or you can pre-order the whole wave here.
And finally this week, it was inevitable with Lego Batman and Lego Lord of the Rings that we would get another Lego game featuring a beloved franchise. Here's the trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes...