Zombified action figures especially when brought into G.I. Joe is a fans dream come true. Thanks to Fun Publications for reviving cancelled figures from Hasbro, we are finally able to expand our Zombie Viper army from a couple of years ago and introduce Steel Brigade and TOXO-Vipers into the undead army. The only real problem we find that it is very hard to army build with only 3, making you want to purchase more overpriced 3-packs. However, since it’s only one per person and you have to go back to the end of the line if you want more, it makes it impossible for fans to build a zombiefied army. We have to ask why doesn’t Hasbro bring this concept back into retail as an exclusive Toys “R” Us box set? Anybody else want to see that?
G.I. JoeCon 2014 introduced the Zombie Initiative this year when Cobra’s experiments have gone too far. Turning their own employees into zombies, and now members of the G.I. Joe Steel Brigade unit.
Continue reading G.I. JoeCon 2014 Steel Brigade Zombie 3-Pack Review
Sideshow Collectibles posted a preview for Poison Ivy Green With Envy Premium Format Figure. You can also enter to win this figure.
As beautiful as a rose but as toxic as deadly nightshade! Poison Ivy is the next Gotham Siren that includes Harley Quinn and Catwoman. Sideshow Collectibles Poison Ivy ‘Green with Envy’ Premium Format Figure will be available for Pre-Order on Thursday, April 24, 2014 for Batman and DC Comics fans!
Sideshow Collectibles posted a preview for The Incredible Hulk Premium Format Figure. You can also enter to win this figure.
Bruce Banner was a pretty unassuming person until a freak accident in which he was blasted with a large dose of gamma radiation would turn him into the Incredible Hulk! Sideshow Collectibles The IncredibleHulk Premium Format Figure will be available for Pre-Order on Thursday, April 24, 2014!
NECA’s Randy Falk revealed the Ultimate Freddy Krueger 7″ action figure at the 30th Anniversary screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street. He then made the following statement on twitter:
“All new fully articulated legs, new head, new tongue phone, new dead skin mask, deluxe packaging. Ultimate Freddy this September!!!”
Take a look at the images below:
Continue reading NECA Reveals 7 Inch Ultimate Freddy Krueger
LEGO offered some great mini figures with the Sith Nightspeeder including Ventress, Savage Opress and Anakin Skywalker as seen in Star Wars The Clone Wars.
Continue reading LEGO Star Wars 7957 Sith Nightspeeder Review
DC Collectibles provided a full list of all the Batman action figures that’s going to be released throughout 2014:
Continue reading DC Collectibles 2014 Batman Action Figure Line-Up
Diamond Select Toys will be attending C2E2 in Chicago with a booth and will host two panels at the show running from April 25th-27th.
Continue reading Diamond Select Toys Is Headed To C2E2 In Chicago
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for Jean Grey Premium Format Figure.
Jean Grey Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Exclusive Edition
Jean Grey Premium Format Figure
This figure is priced at $359.99 and ships in November 2014.
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Jean Grey Premium Format™ Figure. Expertly crafted in one quarter scale, the Marvel beauty strikes a signature pose wearing her dynamic skintight yellow and blue costume with circular red ‘X’ belt buckle, made popular during the ’90s X-Men animated series and Gold Strike Team era. Radiating with cool confidence, the fiery red-head prepares to protect those she holds dear, no matter the cost. An integral member of the X-Men legacy, the Jean Grey Premium Format™ Figure is a must-have addition to any Marvel mutant collection!
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BigBadToyStore listed new pre-orders for Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Wave 4 including Boba Fett, Anaking Skywalker, Clone Trooper, and Storm Trooper, and also Transformers Generations Voyager 2014 Wave 2 Roadbuster and Sky-Byte. Pre-Orders are expected to ship in June 2014.
Update: Also listed is Avengers Infinite Series wave 3.
Nerd Rage Toys has just opened pre-orders for Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Wave 4. Troop builder fans are going to love this wave as it includes Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper and Stormtrooper. Expected ship date is June 2014.
Boss Fight Studio is asking fans if they would be willing to purchase a set of 300 spartan action figures at once instead of as individually packaged.
Update: Catrina left us the following message on twitter -
This isn’t a likely scenario. It’s a curiosity. Many people asked at GIJCC, so we thought we’d find out about real interest.
Continue reading Boss Fight Studio Asks Fans If They Would Be Interested In Buying 300 Spartan Action Figures
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The Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club store has now listed the remaining JoeCon 2014 exclusives for sale. Unfortunately, nothing except the box set, Rescue Ops, and the Septic Hiss Tank remains as far as toys go. There are posters, lithographs, T-Shirts and other collectibles listed.
Continue reading G.I. JoeCon 2014 Exclusives Now Listed On The Club Store
Sideshow Collectibles posted new details, pricing and images for their upcoming Jean Grey Premium Format Figure. Pre-Orders will go up Thursday April 17th and will cost $359.99.
This figure will be in 1/4″ scale and have a Sideshow Exclusive version with an additional portrait featuring Jean’s alternative ponytail hairstyle.
Continue reading Jean Grey Premium Format Figure Details & Pricing
BigBadToyStore is offering a 1 day sale today on Fun Publications Transformers Figure Subscription Service 1.0 action figures. If you missed out on any, now is your chance to save.
Choose from Ultra Mammoth, Breakdown, Slipstream, Circuit and Jackpot.
The Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club posted an image gallery that they took during JoeCon 2014. Most of the images you’ve seen in our coverage, but there are a few shown that we didn’t get.
DC Collectibles announced that the second series of the Scribblenauts Unmasked Blind Box mini figures will be available at your local comic shops and specialty stores today.
Series 2 includes: Aquaman, Sinesto, Flash, 1st Appearance Batman, Superman Blue, Bane, Beetle and Cyborg.
Consider this one a fact! We found a new price label of $14.99 today at a Toys “R” Us store in Upstate NY for Mattel’s DC Total Heroes 6″ line. This line replaced DC Universe Classics and similar lines like DC Unlimited and Batman Unlimited all with the same high quality deco and articulation that also had a MSRP of $14.99-$19.99 as of last year.
Toys “R” Us is now showing the greed with a new price increase on figures with reduced deco, articulation and accessories that are supposed to cost $9.99 according to Toyguru. When asked on the Mattycollector forums, he stated that Mattel has no control over what retailers want to charge.
This just shows you that Toys “R” Us are out of their minds if they think people will pay this price!
Target Stores in the U.S. are offering a mix and match toy sale on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures by Playmates Toys, Hot Wheels, Mega Bloks, WWE, and many others.
Lower Priced item will be 50% off and this sale is valid from April 13th-19th.
McFarlane Toys continues to impress us with their The Walking Dead action figure line based on the hit TV series on AMC. For the first time in the line, fans can now own a vehicle and McFarlane Toys told us at New York ToyFair 2014 that more vehicles and playsets are planned if this set performs well.
Update: We were asked by IJustLiketheToys on twitter if the tires can move around or if the flat part of the motorcycle prohibits that. The answer is yes – the flat part does prohibit the back tire from going all the way around. Sorry we missed that in the review.
Continue reading The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon & Chopper Deluxe Box Set Review