Category Archives: Toys and Collectibles

Funko Reveals Vinyl SODA including DC Comics Figures

Funko has revealed their newest line of vinyl figures: Vinyl SODA. Included with each purchase is a “POG“-shaped collector’s card and a 4.25” vinyl figure all nicely packaged inside a collectible SODA can.

The line includes figures from General Mills, Ad Icons, Crusader Rabbit, Hanna Barbera, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Green Hornet, Bat Fink, and DC Comics!

Check out the DC Comics figures below.

Funko Celebrates 40 Years of Empire Strikes Back with New Pop!s

The force is strong with this batch of Funko Pop! figures celebrating 40 years of The Empire Strike back. While these figures were previously listed, they are now available for pre-order.

Available are Darth Vader in Meditation Chamber, Luke on Taun Taun, Leia (Bespin), Han in Carbonite, Training Luke with Yoda, and a Han & Leia two-pack.

Funko Reveals New Pop! Heroes: DC at London Toy Fair

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed new Pop! Heroes: DC. Some were previously revealed but are now available for pre-order.

Coming soon is Batman Forever Riddler, Batman Forever Two-Face, Batman Returns Catwoman, Batman Returns Penguin, Batman 1989 Joker w/Hat (plus chase figure), Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze, and a super-sized The Dark Knight Joker.

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Funko Reveals New Rogue and Gambit X-Men Classic Pop!s

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed a massive wave of new Pop! figures. Rogue and Gambit get two new Pop!s depicting their classic X-Men look. Both are available for pre-order and will be released soon. Gambit even has a glow-in-the-dark Entertainment Earth exclusive.

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Tony Stark’s Snap Becomes a Previews Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Pop

The climatic moment of the cinematic event of 2019 has been immortalized as one of the hottest collectibles on the market. Funko and Diamond Comic Distributors have partnered to capture the most epic moment from Avengers: Endgame with this PREVIEWS Exclusive glow-in-the-dark Iron Man Pop figure!

Featuring the signature Funko style fans have come to know and love, this dramatic battle-damaged Tony Stark kneels on a sculpted terrain base moments before the snapped that saved everything. The PREVIEWS Exclusive I Am Iron Man Glow-In-The-Dark Pop! Figure features a glow-in-the-dark Arc Reactor and Infinity stones, stands about 4” tall, and comes in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display!

The PREVIEWS Exclusive I Am Iron Man Glow-In-The-Dark Pop! Figure(SEP198703, SRP $14.99) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of March 25, 2020.

The Dark Knight, Disney Headline New PREVIEWS Exclusive Figures from Beast Kingdom

Beast Kingdom and Diamond Comic Distributors have partnered to bring fans a new line of PREVIEWS Exclusive figures from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and Disney classics Chip ‘n Dale and Toy Story.

Seven years after its conclusion, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy lives on as a the most acclaimed adaptation of DC’s iconic caped crusader. Beast Kingdom is celebrating the trilogy’s iconic lineup of classic characters with new PREVIEWS Exclusive mini egg attack figures.

The new Dark Knight MEA range is launched with five classic characters each with their own distinctive costume, signature pose, weapons, and accessories! Collect two versions of The Dark Knight himself: Batman with a Grappling gun and Batman with a Batarang; along with Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face, and Bane at a convenient 3-Inch height, perfect for any shelf!

Chip and Dale’s house gets a fresh coat of paint!  Spring is coming, an d what better way to spend those warmer days than with Chip ‘n Dale in their new and updated tree house? Beast Kingdom is back with a new PREVIEWS Exclusive D-Stage Pink variant of Chip ‘n Dale’s humble abode! With an updated pink theme, the tree house is filled with cherry blossom trees, adorning the roof and branches. A small, brick-clad chimney and windmill complete the set with our two furry friends ready to meet and greet. Every section is highly detailed with an exclusive base finishing off this run of D-Stage dioramas.

The Alien from Toy Story goes for a ride in a new PREVIEWS Exclusive statue from Beast Kingdom! A fully upgraded, enlarged version of Toy Story’s lovable Three Eyed Aliens, ready to rock your world! Beast Kingdom once again proudly presents the latest in the Master Craft high end series of collectibles: Toy Story Aliens. The Master Craft series continues the beauty of fine craftmanship, with an all hand painted, fully detailed 10″ tall sculpture that pops with subtle details, including a detailed flying saucer control panel, joysticks and a weathered looking base.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Dark Knight range, featuring Batmanwith a Grappling gun (NOV198836),Batman with a Batarang (NOV198835; SRP $13.50), Joker (NOV198838; SRP $13.50), Catwoman (NOV 198837; SRP $13.50), Two-Face (NOV198839SRP $13.50), and Bane (NOV198834; SRP $13.50), is now available for individual pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of August 26, 2020. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse Statue Cherry Version (NOV198840; SRP $29.99) and Toy Story Alien Statue (NOV198841; SRP $199.00) are also now available for pre-order at comic shops with a release date of August 26, 2020.

Diamond Select Toys Coming this Summer: Buffy, Batman, Kylo Ren, and More!

Summer is coming! Yes, we know it’s the middle of winter, but the warm weather will be here soon enough, and with it will come new products from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! The new issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog is out now, and the following items are available for pre-order for summer delivery. With products based on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, DC films, IT, Ghostbusters, Cthulhu and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (!), there’s something for every kind of collector!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! Buffy is back! The fan-favorite vampire drama remains incredibly popular, and now you can collect your favorite characters as part of the Vinimates vinyl figure line! Buffy, Angel and Spike kick off this new series, each standing 4 inches tall and striking a pose from the TV show. Each has an articulated neck for further posing options, and each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

Buffy (Item #JAN202459, SRP: $9.99)
Angel (Item #JAN202460, SRP: $9.99)
Spike (Item #JAN202461, SRP: $9.99)

DC Comic Gallery Diorama Bane PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Venom-infused super-villain is coming for Batman, and he’s doing it in the Gallery Diorama line! This approximately 9-inch PVC diorama of Bane depicts the muscle-bound misanthrope clutching Batman’s cowl in one hand, with his Venom tube snaking down the other. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JAN202452, SRP: $49.99)

DC Classic TV Gallery Diorama Wonder Woman PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The star of the 1970s Wonder Woman TV series joins the Gallery Diorama line! Based on her appearance in the classic TV show, this approximately 9-inch diorama shows her crossing her magic bracelets in front of her, as her logo rises up from below. 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 Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202453, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Diorama Batman Returns Catwoman PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Meow! One of the screen’s most captivating Catwomen joins the Gallery Diorama line with this flashback sculpture! As seen in 1992’s Batman Returns, actress Michelle Pfeiffer stalks an icy rooftop in her iconic vinyl outfit, holding her trademark whip. 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 Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202450, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Premier Collection Justice League Superman Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The epic trinity of Justice League resin statues continues with the Man of Steel! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this animated-style statue depicts Superman hovering over a white architectural base and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Displays with Batman, available now, and Wonder Woman, coming soon! Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JAN202451, SRP: $150.00)

It Chapter 2 Gallery Diorama Pennywise Swamp PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pennywise is back, and he’s creepier than ever! The star of It Chapter 2, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, lurks in the swamp in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Tilting his head to one side as if sizing you up for a meal, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202457, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D TV Batman TAS Half-Scale Bust 

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pay tribute to the Legend of the Dark Knight with this half-scale bust of Batman, as he appeared in Batman: The Animated Series! Part of the Legends in 3D line of busts, this approximately 10-inch portrait is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JAN202449, SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Cthulhu ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The literary legend is now the latest Legend in 3-D! Part of the Legends in 3D “half-scale” bust line, this approximately 10-inch resin sculpture depicts the tentacled monstrosity as he is described in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Eli Livingston. (Item #JAN202458, SRP: $175.00)

Marvel Animated X-Men Jean Grey Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The groundbreaking animated-style line of X-Men busts continues with the X-Men’s resident redhead, Jean Grey! Looking like she just stepped off the screen from the hit cartoon, Jean focuses her telepathic abilities 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. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding. (Item #JAN202454, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Diorama Emma Frost Diamond PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Try to keep your mind clear when you look at this sculpture of the X-Men’s resident Femme Fatale, Emma Frost! Depicting the powerful telepath in her rock-hard diamond form, this approximately 12-inch diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #JAN202462, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Diorama Longshot PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The luckiest man in the Mojoverse has arrived! Sometime X-Men member Longshot unleashes a flurry of throwing blades while leaping over fellow Mojo-World resident Magog in this dynamic diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #JAN202455,  SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Black Panther Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes a pose amid the greenery of Wakanda in this elegant statue. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this piece is made of high-quality resin and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It is limited to 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore. (Item #JAN202456, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Rise of Skywalker Kylo Ren 1/7 Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rise of Skywalker is upon us! With the final installment of the Skywalker nonology in theaters, Sith lord Kylo Ren is now a 1/7 scale statue in the Star Wars Premier Collection. Depicting him with his lightsaber at the ready, this approximately 10-inch sculpture is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202448, SRP: $150.00)

Hasbro Reveals New Black Widow Marvel Legends Figures and Role-Playing Toys

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH BLACK WIDOW Figure

 (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH BLACK WIDOW figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This figure features premium design, detail, and articulation for high poseability and display in any action figure collection. The figure also includes a clear, flexible action stand which can hold it in a perfect action pose and features peg holes to attach accessories. Includes figure, stand, and 12 accessories. Available for pre-order at Walmart.com, Best Buy, Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, and Hasbro Pulse.

NERF POWER MOVES MARVEL BLACK WIDOW STINGER STRIKE NERF DART-LAUNCHER

(HASBRO/Ages 5 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Inspired by the BLACK WIDOW movie, this NERF POWER MOVES MARVEL BLACK WIDOW STINGER STRIKE NERF DART-LAUNCHER offers exciting MARVEL action and adventure. With this role-play toy, kids can imagine taking a swipe at TASKMASTER and other evildoers! Boys and girls will love pretending to be BLACK WIDOW, holding down the button on the launcher and performing the STINGER STRIKE move to launch a NERF dart! Includes blaster, 3 NERF darts, and instructions. Available at most major retailers.

MARVEL BLACK WIDOW TASKMASTER STEALTH SLASH SWORD AND SHIELD

(HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020) TASKMASTER is armed with the ability to mimic an enemy’s every move. Imagine the masked assassin TASKMASTER  suiting up and carrying out deadly missions with this MARVEL BLACK WIDOW TASKMASTER STEALTH SLASH SWORD AND SHIELD, inspired by MARVEL’S BLACK WIDOW movie. The calculating and formidable TASKMASTER always has a surprise for enemies. Pull the sword from the shield and imagine surprising other combatants in battle! Slide the switch on the shield and it retracts into a gauntlet or opens up. The shield also includes an elastic strap that fits easily on most fans’ wrists. Includes sword, shield, and instructions. Available at most major retailers.

Super-Articulate: Your Toy Grail

Every collector has one. Maybe it’s an individual figure or a vehicle or a playset. But everyone has that one thing that has either remained elusive or became a defining piece in their collection. I’m going to talk about a few of mine, and I invite you to join in with yours.

My Original Quest: Jawas

I was born in 1973. The first movie I clearly remember seeing in the theatre is Star Wars. And I was ALL IN. My parents got me the Early Bird Certificate package. I got the first four (Luke, Leia, Chewie, and R2). When the figures got to the Zayre in Terre Haute, IN, they had a freaking rope-line and a 3-to-a-person limit. My mom took me and I’m pretty sure I got Han, Vader, and C3PO first. Mom went back later that evening and picked up Obi-Wan, the Tusken, and a Stormtrooper. The Death Squad Commander happened later in the week, if I’m not mistaken. But . . . there were those damn Jawas. Not only did we not get the Jawas right away, it was weeks. When Mom finally ran across them, she bought two out of spite. Those Jawas were my first experience with both a difficult hunt and the (honestly unobtainable) idea that you’re one perfect figure away from a complete set.

I was pretty fortunate in terms of Star Wars playsets and vehicles. I had the Death Start playset, and a number of ships, including the Falcon. But one thing my parents drew the line at was the AT-AT. That was a disappointment, because I, like many others, loved that thing. When Star Wars figures returned in the ‘90s, I said, “If they make the AT-AT again, it’s coming home.” They did . . . and it did.

Super Powers Collection: Wonder Woman, then incompletion

Of the original 12, I had a stunningly hard time finding Wonder Woman. I remember getting Flash and Green Lantern first, and the others fell into place, but that Wonder Woman hung out there forever. I remember eventually finding it in a K-Mart, just in time for the second wave to hit. Series 2 left me Kalibak-less, and Series 3 was just a massive pain in the ass. The few I got I didn’t get until my late teens or adulthood, and Mister Miracle and Cyborg never joined the ranks.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Come on, you know . . .

I had A LOT of Joe stuff. I mean, A LOT. I even wrote about it in The Joy of Joe. But one thing that I, and many others, never had was the 7.5 feet of glory known as the U.S.S. Flagg. It barely would have fit in my room back then. Just the idea that it existed was fairly audacious on the part of Hasbro. I always considered this one a great lost opportunity. If you had it, good on you. And send us pictures.

U.S.S. Flagg

Star Trek: The Next Generation by Playmates: A Love Story

It’s a familiar story (hell, I’ve told it twice in this column). You’re trying to put together a wave, and one figure remains elusive. At this point, it was the first wave of the ST:TNG figures from Playmates. I didn’t have much trouble putting together the first nine, but Counselor Deanna Troi seemed lost in the wild. In January of 1993, as a sophomore in college, I started dating Rebecca Marie Jones. A couple of weeks after that, she went home for the weekend and she and her mother ended up at a craft/antique fair at a local mall. When she came back Sunday night, she had Deanna Troi. I always say that’s how I knew she was the one; we’ve been married almost 20 years and have two teenage boys. I told that story on Twitter once, and Marina Sirtis herself liked it, which is awesome. To this day, Becky will still text me from Walgreens and what-not, checking if I have something in particular or if I’d like her to look for something. That’s love, kids. (Thank you, Becky.) There have been others over time, sure. But it’s hard to beat that one.

Star Trek: The Next Generation by Playmates

How about you, campers? What are your grails? You Ark-like finds and the ones that got away? Let’s hear it. And thanks for reading.

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