In yesterday’s newsletter, Sideshow posted a preview image for their upcoming 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Pilot uniform. Luke was first teased during San Diego Comic-Con and it looks like we’re now close to having more details and a pre-order.
Medicom posted a photo to Twitter showing off their new Chewbacca Sofubi figure. Chewbacca is due in February 2015 and is listed for 9,000 Yen, which is about $83 but the previous Sofubi figures have been in the $185 – $195 range from sites such as BigBadToyStore.
Groove Bricks posted two photos to Twitter showing new Star Wars Lego sets that we can expect in 2015. They’re 75085 Hailfire Droid and 75087 Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter.
As far as we know, neither has been offially announced yet and neither number showed up in the list of 2015 sets that we posted back on October 8th. It’s possible that these could be store exclusives. We’ll post more info when it becomes available.
It’s another big week for comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys has delivered another super-exciting batch of new products! Their Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare action figures continue to roll out to stores, along with their Clerks 20th Anniversary Minimates set, an all-new Best of Marvel Minimates series, and the highly anticipated Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank! Read on for more details, and reserve yours at your local comic shop!
Clerks Minimates 20th Anniversary B&W Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! These Minimates aren’t even supposed to be here today! It’s the 20th anniversary of Clerks, the legendary first movie by the godfather of geeks, Kevin Smith, and DST is celebrating with a box set of four Minimates! Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob are each lovingly rendered in black-and-white, standing approximately 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142230, SRP: $19.99)
Best of Marvel Minimates Series 3 Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! The best Marvel Minimates DST has ever made are back for a third series! Four more two-packs of Marvel’s most famous heroes get the ultimate Minimate treatment, including Marvel Now Captain America with Spider-Sense Spider-Man, Transforming Grey Hulk with Mark 29 Armor Iron Man, Classic Hawkeye with Lab Attack Ant-Man and Luke Cage Power Man with Dragon Attack Iron Fist! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142222, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl bust bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974′s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 8 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAY142233, SRP: $22.99)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Can’t get enough of the acclaimed third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare? Stage your own battles using the brand-new assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Each two-pack includes a 5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation. Free Garden Warfare bonus content download code in every package!
Scientist Zombie & Gatling Pea 2-Pack (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $19.99)
Foot Soldier Zombie (with bonus Commando head) & Camo Cactus 2-Pack (Item #MAR141941, SRP: $19.99)
Engineer Zombie & Chomper 2-Pack (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $19.99)
All-Star Zombie & Shadow Flower 2-Pack (Item #MAR141943, SRP: $19.99)
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Gentle Giant announced several new Jumbo figures during their San Diego Comic-Con presentation and Admiral Ackbar was one of them. Now he’s up for order. Priced at $80.00 directly from Gentle Giant, the Admiral is slated for a third quarter 2015 release.
If you’re looking for more pictures, StarWars.com has a first look with more information.
DC Collectibles had a couple of display cases near the Batman costume display at this year’s New York Comic Con which included several versions of Batman along with his rogues gallery. The TV show Arrow was represented by Arrow, Canary and Deathstroke and the Tumbler from Lego was on display.
Between DC Collectibles, S.h. Figuarts and the other companies issuing figures from the DC Universe, collectors have a lot of excellent choices on the way.
The big draw to the Toynami booth were the Voltron offerings but they also had several cool Robotech items and will be releasing some Godzilla toys in the near future.
Bandai and Tamashii Nations are releasing new S.h. Figuarts from the new Batman Injustice video game and they look incredible. We were very impressed with the Harley Quinn figure which will be coming later. Batman and Joker are currently available for pre-order.
The Play Arts Kai line of figures from Square Enix have some of the most unique takes on superheroes such as Batman and Superman but also includes some excellent takes on Halo, Predator and Assassin’s Creed. Their booth at New York Comic Con was packed with a lot of really cool toys and we photographed most of what was on display.
ARH Studios had an impressive display of statues at New York Comic Con. There were several based on the artwork of Frank Frazetta, including the Death Dealer and Huntress. The polystone statues run several hundreds of dollars each and more information can be found on the ARH Studios website.