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Predator, Robocop Storm Comic Shops as PREVIEWS Exclusive Figures

Hiya Toys and Diamond Comic Distributors have partnered to bring fans PREVIEWS Exclusive figures based on a fearsome hunter and a superhuman cyborg law enforcer. This series of PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator and Robocop scale figures includes Battle Damage Jungle Predator, Water Emergence Jungle Hunter, Robocop 1 Robocop, and Robocop 1 Battle Damage Robocop.

Based on the original 1987 Predator film where the Predator stalks his prey with deadly precision, this Battle Damage Jungle Predator is a 1/18-scale figure that features full articulation and stands approximately 4 1/2″ tall. This new PREVIEWS Exclusive Jungle Predator figure features a battle-damaged appearance and comes with a bloody spine accessory and a stand for easy posing and display.

Based on the scene when the Jungle Hunter Predator de-cloaks while in the water, this Water Emergence Jungle Hunter features full articulation and stands approximately 4 1/2″ tall. This new PREVIEWS Exclusive Water Emergence Jungle Hunter comes with a stand for easy posing and display.

From the 1987 classic Robocop, Hiya Toys presents this PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/18-scale action figure of Robocop himself! Featuring a metallic paintjob that mimics the look of his armor in the film, and hand with data probe, fans can recreate their favorite scenes from Robocop with this 4 1/2″ tall film accurate figure. Additionally, Hiya Toys has created a battle-damaged version of Robocop, with an appearance that mimics the look of his armor at the end of the first film and his hand with a data probe. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Robocop 1 Battle Damage Robocop is a 1/18-scale action figure.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator Battle Damage Jungle Predator (OCT198236; SRP $19.99), Predator Water Emergence Jungle Hunter (OCT198237; SRP $19.99), Robocop 1 Robocop (OCT198245; SRP $19.99), and Robocop 1 Battle Damage Robocop (OCT198244; SRP $19.99) are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of August 26, 2020. 

Listen to Rai’s Theme Song, Lyrics by Dan Abnett!

The brand-new RAI series makes its action-packed debut next Wednesday (November 20th), and metal band A Sound of Thunder is celebrating the can’t-miss comic with the song ‘Break Free!’

Featuring lyrics by series writer Dan Abnett, “Break Free” is offered exclusively through the band’s Kickstarter as a companion to their new album Parallel Eternity. The catchy single also comes with an exclusive RAI #1 variant cover by Paul Pelletier, which is an homage to Derek Riggs’ cover for Iron Maiden’s album Somewhere in Time. The limited edition variant is available with the modern trade dress (500 copies) and classic trade dress (200 copies).

Dan Abnett is a veteran of the comic industry, but this was his first time writing lyrics for a song!

Listen to a sample of ‘Break Free’

Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. Spring Preview!

Winter has barely begun – and we’re already looking forward to warmer weather – so it’s about time for a Spring Toy Preview! The following items will ship from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. in Spring 2020, and they include products from the worlds of Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Teen Titans Go!, Bruce Lee, Rocketeer, Westworld and more! It’s the Best of All Worlds! Pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Bruce Lee Premier Collection 80th Birthday Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This approximately 11-inch statue of Bruce Lee celebrates his 80th birthday in 2020. Depicting Bruce in his trademark white shirt, standing on a Taijitu (yin-yang) symbol with a dragon coiled around the base, this resin statue is limited to an edition of 3,000, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Erick Sosa. (Item #NOV192329, SRP: $150.00)

DC Premier Collection Justice League Animated Batman Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The epic trinity of Justice League resin statues kicks off with none other than Batman himself! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this animated-style statue depicts the Dark Knight preparing to throw a batarang and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Superman and Wonder Woman coming soon! Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV192326, SRP: $150.00)

DC Comic Gallery Red Hood PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The vigilante formerly known as Robin is now the Red Hood! Bradishing a sword, Jason Todd leaps into action in this new, approximately 9-inch-tall Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV192327, SRP: $49.99

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go! Raven PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Azarath Metrion Zinthos! The final member of the Teen Titans joins the team of Gallery Dioramas already in progress! Depicting resident sorceress Raven hovering over the ground, this approximately 9-inch tall PVC sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV192328, SRP: $49.99

Legends in 3D Movie Avengers Endgame Rocket Half-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Avengers’ shortest member gets a big bust from DST! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this half-scale bust is based on the character’s appearance in Avengers: Endgame. It is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #NOV192331, SRP: $120.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars Episode 9 Kylo Ren Half-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Star Wars Episode 9 is nearly upon us, and the world is bracing itself for the Rise of Skywalker! This Legends in 3D half-scale bust captures the masked visage of antagonist Kylo Ren, detailing all of the cracks and seams of his repaired helmet. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #NOV192324, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Animated Deadpool Merc For Hire Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mercs for sale! The Merc with a Mouth has never looked cuter than in this new statue from the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. Based on Skottie Young’s cover to Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1, Deadpool runs a stand selling mercs (and lots of weapons) in this limited-edition diorama. Ap­­­proximately 8 inches tall, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #NOV192332, SRP: $125.00)

Marvel Animated X-Men Magneto Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The groundbreaking animated-style line of X-Men busts continues with the Master of Magnetism himself, Magneto! Looking like he just stepped off the screen from the hit cartoon, Magneto raises a fist in this 6-inch resin bust, featuring detailed sculpting and animation-inspired paint details. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. (Item #NOV192333, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Vision Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Behold the Vision! Depicting the synthezoid as he first appeared on the cover of 1968’s Avengers #57, his hand outstretched ­towards the viewer, this approximately 11” statue was hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (Item #NOV192334, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Darth Maul Crimson Dawn 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Based on his appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, this 1/6 scale bust of Darth Maul depicts him in his outfit from the film, holding his trademark double-bladed lightsaber. The crime boss of the Crimson Dawn cartel measures approximately 6 inches tall and comes in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #NOV192325, SRP: $120.00)

Rocketeer Vinimates Vinyl Figure 

A Diamond Select Toys release! Stepping off the silver screen, this Vinimates vinyl figure of the Rocketeer is 4” tall and packs in a lot of detail! sculpted in the classic Minimates block-figure style, it features an articulated neck and comes packaged in a full-color window box! Designed by Barry Bradfield. (Item #NOV192330, SRP: $9.99)

Westworld Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to Westworld with this new assortment of action figures based on the HBO television series! Key characters Bernard, Teddy and Clementine make up this assortment, each with multiple points of articulation and character-appropriate accessories. Each figure measures approximately 7 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Asst #NOV192335, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

DC Video Game Gallery Injustice 2 Batman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 1:8 scale PVC diorama of Batman is based on his appearance in the game Injustice 2, and shows him striking a superhero landing in his pursuit of evil. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this sculpture is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #NOV192337, SRP: $49.99)

DC Video Game Gallery Injustice 2 Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 1:8 scale PVC diorama of Harley Quinn is based on her appearance in the game Injustice 2, and shows her wielding a massive hammer and preparing to draw her sidearm. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #NOV192336, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Endgame Ronin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From Avengers: Endgame, it’s the mysterious Ronin! This 9-inch scale PVC Diorama is based on the character’s appearance in Avengers: Endgame. It is made from high-grade plastic, features collectible-quality sculpting and paint, and comes packaged in a full-color window box with an opening door panel featuring character artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #NOV192338, SRP: $49.99)

Super-Articulate: To Haslab or Hasnot?

Hasbro logo

Greetings, campers. As you know, Hasbro embarked on a couple of ambitious fundraisers this year with the Jabba’s Sail Barge and Unicron on their Haslab crowdfunding platform. Both succeeded, which is no surprise. However, the Marvel collectors out there have begun to discuss in earnest the idea of what Marvel Legends thing a Haslab project might try to bring to life. Let’s look at some potential suspects.

1. The Blackbird

X-Men Blackbird

Obviously, a Marvel Legends vehicle would be a rather large thing. If you wanted to put together a Blackbird that had seating to accommodate multiple figures, you’re likely talking three feet in length at least, not to mention wingspan, etc. However, this is sort of in line with the Sail Barge. The problem with a vehicle devoted to one specific team is that you have to bank on enough people wanting to back it to make it happen. Of course, the X-Men have that fanbase, so it’s a distinct possibility.

2. A Quinjet

See above. The real question here would be if they attempted an MCU-style vehicle or the classic comic-style Quinjet. The comic style might be a little easier to pull off; it’s not as wide as the film version and has more of a basic, compact shape. The advantage of the Blackbird is that it looks very similar in comics, animation, and film, partially due to being based on the real SR-71. With the Quinjet, it’s had a couple of different looks that are fairly divergent. It would be cool, but a lot of it depends on the style.

3. Master Mold

There have been a few versions of Master Mold, and they come down to “really big ass Sentinel” in some cases. However, the Master Mold is the Sentinel that produces OTHER Sentinels, so the idea of a Master Mold with the open chest cavity that you can pull BAF Sentinel parts from sounds awesome. In the recent House of X/Powers of X run, we saw a new iteration, Mother Mold, which is a giant head as part of another machine/satellite. While that’s wildly cool, it might not be the thing.

4. The Danger Room

I see this as pretty viable. A Danger Room could be part diorama, part series of traps/accessories that you can plug into a mostly featureless room. An exemplary version would include a control room as well. But I really like the idea of a customizable Danger Room bristling with flames, buzzsaws, spikes, and more.

X-Men Danger Room

5. Asgard

I’d see this as a playset combination of the Throne Room, Yggdrasil, and a Bifrost component. It would make a great display area for the rather large number of Asgardians we’ve gotten in the past few years (but still no Warriors Three or Balder. For to shame, Hasbro).

6. Stark Tower (or Hall of Armors)

There have been a lot of calls for some variation of Stark Tower, Avengers Tower, or even Avengers Mansion (I think that the class Buffy Library playset could even be a good inspiration for how to execute the Mansion). That said, I think that an actual Hall of Armors would kill in the fundraising stage. Both the miniatures and the Lego versions were popular. Picture a Hall of Armors/Tony’s workshop with the first-ever Marvel Legends version of Dum-E included. It would also be a cool place to include a couple of offbeat armors that haven’t been made previously as exclusive ML figures, like Mark XXXVIII (aka Igor).

7. Four Freedoms/Reed’s Lab

This one speaks for itself. A room with crazy Kirbyesque machines and a Negative Zone portal. What’s not to love?

8. Krakoa

When I say Krakoa, I’m NOT saying the current island home of the mutants, although I would advocate for the inclusion of a Krakoa Gate. I’m talking about Giant-Sized X-Men #1 Krakoa in all of its huge Lovecraftian glory. Picture setting that up and covering that sumbitch in X-Men. Glorious.

Giant Size X-Men Krakoa

What about you, readers? Do you have your own Haslab ideas? What do you think of Haslab in the first place? Did you back the Sail Barge or Unicron? Sound off, and let’s talk.

Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set has 12 Hours to Fund on Kickstarter

The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card

IDW and Alan Robert are expanding the bestselling line of coloring books, The Beauty of Horror, with a devilishly delightful Tarot Card Set — available to order right now as part of a Kickstarter campaign! The campaign has just 12 hours to go to reach its funding goal.

This first-ever Beauty of Horror Kickstarter gives fans of coloring books, mystical predictions, and macabre monsters the opportunity to acquire the Tarot Card Set as either a fully-colored card deck or a black-and-white deck perfect for coloring! And, of course, there’s also the option for the most dedicated devotee of divination to get both sets — because why should you have to choose?

The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card
  • The “Fear Your Future” Deck is a traditional tarot set featuring art by Alan Robert and pre-colored by Jay Fotos, measuring the standard tarot card size of 70mm x 120mm and including a guidebook.
  • The “Color Your Destiny” Deck follows the Beauty of Horror adult coloring book tradition by offering tarot cards, printed on premium cardstock paper, with line art by Alan Robert. Oversized for best illustrative results, these cards measure 90mm x 154mm and come packaged with a guidebook.
The Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set

Inspired by the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck published in 1910, Alan Robert has fashioned the Beauty of Horror Tarot Card Set with 78 cards per deck, with 22 Major Arcana cards (featuring such classic cards as The Magician, The Lovers, The Hanged Man, and more, plus a special appearance of Beauty of Horror icon Ghouliana as The Empress) and 56 Minor Arcana cards.

Supporters of this crowdfunding campaign will receive several free “Ghouliana’s Ghastly Gifts” as a reward, many of which will be exclusive through Kickstarter! In addition to these special gifts with purchase, fans will have an opportunity to upgrade their experience with a Beauty of Horror themed tarot cloth as well as a “Draw Your Own Terror” deck. 

We’ve also been provided exclusive commentary from Robert about Beauty of Horror and its terrifying influences.

Q: Where do all of these fantastic gory images originate from? Do you picture these images in your dreams (or nightmares)?

Alan Robert: I think I’ve always had a bit of a twisted sensibility… it’s in my DNA, and I have definitely had some vivid and extremely graphic dreams in my life that have influenced my art over the years. I can think back to my high school days of drawing horrific monsters in my notebook sitting inside the school cafeteria. My friends would hover around me to see what gory scene I’d draw up next… Man, I’ve been into horror for as long as I can remember. I’m also a product of all the 80s horror flicks… which certainly didn’t help the situation! My favorites back then were A Nightmare on Elm Street and Hellraiser, Evil Dead, The Thing, Chainsaw Massacre, and all the zombie Living Dead movies. Later on, I got into the more psychological horror like The Shining and Jacobs Ladder.  But, the one movie that really got me into horror… the one movie that made the biggest impact on me was The Amityville Horror

I begged my parents to watch that movie when it came on HBO for the first time in the 80s, but I had never seen an R-rated movie at that early age. It came on and I literally lasted about 30 seconds. The opening title credits with the haunting chants scared the pants off of me and I ran back to my room to hide under the covers. The thing that scarred me the worst was that I was forced to listen to the entire movie through the thin walls of our Brooklyn home! I think my imagination went wild and proved to be WAY scarier than the actual movie. I STILL remember how scared I was that night. I think that one event triggered my entire fascination with horror.

Q: When you were little, what were you afraid of?

AR: Living in a rough part of Brooklyn in the 70s and early 80s, I think I was probably most afraid of getting robbed or beaten up by street gangs in the neighborhood. A bunch of my friends had been jumped by that point, waiting for the bus, and my bike had been stolen from my backyard shed, so I remember feeling pretty scared about that… especially riding the subway to school.

Q: Can you share a quick story about Halloween in your own life? Is there a page in your newest book (The Beauty of Horror: Tricks and Treats) that reminds you of that?

AR: I can remember a few times as a kid, watching a horror movie in my room and seeing something strange out of the corner of my eye, as if I was being watched. Sometimes it turned out just to be my own reflection in my pet lizard’s tank. But there was this one night around Halloween… I was like 16 or so, where I was in bed, getting ready to doze off and I felt a finger touch my nose. I immediately jumped out of bed and turned all the lights on. I tore the place apart looking for someone hiding in my closet or the bathroom. I was absolutely convinced that someone was there and was messing with me. But once I came to the realization that I was alone, I got really scared. Was it a ghost that was trying to connect with me? It makes me wonder what really happened that night. Everyone knows the feeling of a touch… this was not the feeling of a blanket or a pillow that accidentally touched my face… it felt like a finger! 

There is a page in The Beauty of Horror “Tricks and Treats” coloring book where Ghouliana is seen grabbing a doll out of the hands of an unhappy girl through the reflection in a mirror. This ghostly connection of an evil spirit reaching through a mirror into the human world kind of reminds me of that night.

The Boys Gets 2XLP from Mondo

Mondo Music and Madison Gate Records have announced they’ll be releasing the vinyl record of the original soundtrack to Amazon‘s The Boys. The soundtrack is by Christopher Lennertz. The vinyl goes on sale at noon on Wednesday.

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, The Boys tackles our modern obsession with superheroes in media with a biting satire of modern politics and the abuse of power from a fictional League of Heroes who may need to be taken down a peg. Christopher Lennertz has composed a blistering, propulsive score for the darkly comedic series that adeptly parodies the musical landscape of propoganda, all while being a terrific soundtrack to the ensuing action drama that unfolds when the “Supes” collide with the titular anti-heroes tasked with being their checks and balances.

The album feature osriginal artwork by Jack Hughes, liner notes by composer Christopher Lennertz, series creators Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, and showrunner Eric Kripke, and pressed on 2X 180 Gram “Compound V” colored vinyl (also available on 2X 180 Gram Black vinyl).

They also are offering free vinyl shipping domestically with a flat $10 fee for international. That runs until 11:59 PM on Wednesday.

THE BOYS – Music From The Amazon Original Series 2XLP. Music by Christopher Lennertz. Artwork by Jack Hughes. Featuring liner notes by composer Christopher Lennerts, series creators Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, and showrunner Eric Kripke. Pressed on 2X 180 Gram “Compound V” colored vinyl. Also available on 2X 180 Gram Black vinyl. Expected to Ship in November 2019. Ships Worldwide. $35

Mezco Exclusive’s 5 Points Gomez: Hazard Squad Commander is Up for Pre-Order

Introducing 5 Points – Mezco’s upgrade to the articulated action figures of yesteryear. These highly detailed, poseable action figures feature some of pop culture’s most familiar faces, both old and new.

5 Points presents Gomez: Hazard Squad Commander. Sole operating agent of The Void, Gomez graduated from the L.A.B. with full training in dimensioneering, sub-reality demolitions, and multiverse terrain survival.

Gomez comes complete with his trusty boom box sidekick, Boom Boom, which includes a storage compartment for his included ray gun. Both accessories can be held in either of his hands.

The 5 Points Gomez: Hazard Squad Commander is packaged on a retro blister card, perfect for display.

You can preorder 5 Points Gomez: Hazard Squad Commander now. Retailing for $15, the figure is expected to ship between December 2019 and January 2020.

Diamond Select Toys’ Spider-Man: Far From Home Figure Swings to the Disney Store

Earlier this year, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home gave fans another pulse-pounding chapter in the Spider-Man saga, sending Peter Parker around the globe in service of SHIELD and showing him (and all of Earth) adjusting to a world without Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Now, Diamond Select Toys is proud to deliver the newest Marvel Select action figure, depicting Spidey in his new duds from the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home!

Measuring approximately 7 inches tall and featuring 16 points of articulation, for all your wall-crawling and web-swinging poses, this action figure includes four interchangeable pairs of hands and a British flag and flagpole. It comes packaged in the display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference.

This figure will be available for purchase on November 11 in North America, in-store and online at shopdisney.com and shop.marvel.com. The figure will also be available internationally, find a store at disneystore.eu.

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