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Diamond Select Toys Fall Preview: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Marvel, and More!

It’s almost spring, which means… it’s time for a Fall Preview! The new Previews catalog for March hits stores next week, and in it you’ll find ten new items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. that will hit stores this September! Offerings include their first new G.I. Joe and Transformers products in years, plus new products from Marvel, Star Wars, Bruce Lee and The Crow! It’s the best of all worlds! Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or pre-order through your favorite online retailer!

Bruce Lee Gallery Earth PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The master has landed! The latest entry in the Bruce Lee Gallery Diorama series captures the superstar in action, wearing a blue coat and pants and shattering a stone tablet with one stomp of his feet. Made of high-quality PVC, this approximately 9-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item # MAR212004, SRP: $49.99)

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Gallery Destro PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cobraaaaaa! The forces of good take on the forces of evil in the new Gallery Diorama line based on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero! Arms dealer Destro kicks off the line in style, firing a wrist missile as he makes his getaway in an underground river. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Mark Wong and Tony Simione, and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! (Item # MAR212003, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D Movie The Crow Eric Draven ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Legends never die! The legendary star of the legendary film is now the newest Legend in 3D – it’s Eric Draven from The Crow! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a rooftop-styled pedestal, this ½ scale bust of Eric features the likeness of actor Brandon Lee, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item # MAR212005, SRP: $175.00

Marvel Animated X-Men Sabretooth 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring on the bad guys! Sabretooth joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in the latest release in the X-Men Animated bust line! Wearing his classic 1990s costume, with his claws ready to tear into Wolverine, Victor Creed stands approximately 6 inches tall atop a pedestal base. Featuring cartoon-accurate paint and sculpting, he is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield and sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # MAR212007, SRP: $89.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery VS Dark Phoenix PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The VS series of Marvel Gallery Dioramas continues with one of the most powerful villains of all! Dark Phoenix emerges from a flaming phoenix symbol in her classic red costume, ready to take on any and all comers. This approximately 10-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton and sculpted by Victor Hugo Sousa! (Item # MAR212008, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Black Widow Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Gun at the ready and Widow gauntlet raised, Natasha Romanoff charges into battle in the newest entry in the Marvel Premier Collection! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this dynamic resin statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item # MAR212009, SRP: $175.00)

Star Wars Clone Wars Bo Katan Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! For the glory of Mandalore! Mandalorian freedom fighter Bo Katan blasts her way into the Premier Collection with this dynamic, customizable statue! Featuring interchangeable helmeted and unhelmeted heads, and alternate helmet-holding and gun-holding arms, Bo Katan engages her jetpack in this 1/7 scale, approximately 11-inch statue. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield and sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # MAR212001, SRP: $175.00)

Star Wars: A New Hope Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Dark Lord of the Sith ignites his crimson lightsaber blade in this all-new 1/6 scale mini-bust! Depicting Darth Vader with his cape in one hand and lightsaber in the other, this approximately 8-inch bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 2500 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Anissa Tchoub. (Item #MAR212000, SRP: $120.00)

Star Wars Legends in 3D TIE Pilot 1/2 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Watch out, Red Leader! This menacing TIE Fighter pilot is coming up on your six o’clock, and the newest Legend in 3D! Standing approximately 10 inches tall atop a mechanical-looking pedestal, this half-scale bust captures the iconic helmet design with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Oluf Hartvigsen. (Item # MAR212002, SRP: $175.00)

Transformers G1 Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The greatest generation of Transformers is now the next generation of Minimates! Capturing the armor details of four classic characters – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee Starscream and Shockwave – each 2-inch mini-figure features multiple points of articulation and is fully poseable. Painted in a metallic color scheme to mimic the original 1980s toy releases, this set of four comes packaged with weapons on a blister card. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item # MAR212006, SRP: $29.99)

Transformers G1 Minimates Series 1 Box Set

The Crow is out for Vengeance with the One:12 Collective

As part of their own Toy Fair, Mezco Toyz is revealing what we can expect over the upcoming months. They’ve revealed a new One:12 Collective figure, The Crow!

Created by James O’Barr, The Crow debuted in Caliber Presents #1 in 1989 and has gone on to be featured in numerous films, television, and more.

What accessories do you want to see come with the figure? Sound off!’

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Into the Spider-Verse/Stilt-Man BAF wave

Let me get this out right up front: I like this wave a lot, even more than I expected to like it. Obviously, we’re dealing with a wave that is half-pulled from an absolutely outstanding piece of work in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but Hasbro made a tremendous effort to make the four figures from the film match the particular stylized look of their animated counterparts. As for the other two, one is an early contender for the year’s best.

Peter B. Parker: I know that some people don’t like this figure. That’s crazy. This is a perfect representation of what the character looked like in the film, right down to the fast-food drink cup. From the “I’ve let myself go” body to the mismatched shoes, this is a figure that was crafted with care to match the source material. I like the inclusion of the second, partially unmasked head, but I prefer the completely unmasked version. This is a case study in interpreting the look of an animated character and realizing it in figure form.

Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen/Ghost Spider: Let’s start with the unmasked head. You know that I pay close attention to hair sculpts, and this one is just great. It totally captures the (accidental) asymmetrical haircut that Gwen has in the film. The masked head is solid. I find that the overall figure is faithful to the film and doesn’t simply copy the earlier comics version of the character in the ML line. In particular, the detail on the ballet-style slippers is well done. Gwen also comes with Spider-Ham, which is essentially a PVC with a moveable head. However, the design is tremendous and it looks great standing with the other figures.

Miles Morales/Spider-Man: This is top-notch work. Obviously, the two heads are great. But the figure really exists in layers, as real effort was made to differentiate the shorts, the hoodie, and the shoes. The figure also has thinner legs that the normal teen body, demonstrating the extra care and tooling that went into making the figure. It’s a complicated paint-app, too, with several different colors evident in the overall body. I hate to totally belabor the point, but if you’re gonna recreate an animated character, you recreate the character. And they nailed it.

Prowler: The Prowler is a cool figure, and the design is neat overall, but it falls a little short of the sense of menace that the character conveyed on-screen. It still looks pretty great, but given the choice between the two, I would take the earlier comic-centric version of the character every time.

The Hand Ninja: The Hand Ninja looks good in general; it does exactly what’s it supposed to do, which is be an army-builder. The pair of kamas and the katana are natural accessories, and well-rendered. I’m glad that the figure exists, but I don’t find it tremendously exciting.

Frog-Man: This is hands-down my favorite figure in the wave. I love the fact that this figure even exists, and it’s the kind of deep-bench selection that keeps me excited for future Marvel Legends announcements. This is a perfect realization of the character from the comics, and the figure is festooned with so many great details. Check out the springs under the flippers! Hell, check out the flippers! But the crowning touch is that you can see Eugene’s eyes inside the open mouth of the Frog-Man mask, just like his entry in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Another bonus is that Frog-Man is a much-different body-type that your standard heroic figure, acknowledging that Hasbro really put in the work to bring him to life (seriously, what other figures are gonna repurpose flipper feet with springs on the bottom?). Again, I love the commitment to producing “lower-level” characters. Which brings me to . . .

Stilt-Man BAF: My second-favorite figure in the wave!  Just look at this guy. Yes, of course, yes; Stilt-Man is a somewhat goofy concept. But look at it; that’s awesome. And he comes with the briefcase! (The briefcase even opens to show sculpted-in money). Of course, there’s a hilarious bonus here in that multiple pairs of legs (packed in with each Hand Ninja) can be added to make Stilt-Man ridiculously tall. I’m only showing one set in the photos. There’s also a secure base to keep the figure standing upright. I just love both this and Frog-Man, both of which are just plain fun. Which is what this hobby should be, right?

What do you think, campers? Tell us your thoughts. Frankly, I want to see some more secondary heroes from Spidey’s books, like Rocket Racer, and other related characters like Will-O-the-Wisp and Cardiac.  How about you?

Mezco Toyz Fair 2021: Exclusive Toyz Chest is Available for Pre-Order

Mezco Toyz 2021 Toyz Chest

No pass? No problem! Mezco‘s bringin’ the show to you this year and we’re not toyin’ around! The exclusive ‘Toyz Chest’ is bursting at the seams with Mezco goodness. Inside, you will find a Krig-13: Black Spartan Edition, 5 Points Popeye figure, Krig-13 Comic, Slugfest Crypto-Cog, Rumble Society trading cards, Krig-13 & Gomez stickers, Gomez & Boom Boom Pin Set, Pink Skulls Chaos Club bandana, and iron-on patch!

As always, all items are exclusive and only found here!

One:12 Collective Rumble Society Krig-13: Black Spartan Edition

Fight – Win – Survive!

The Krig – legendary one-man-army supersoldiers built from flesh, fused with machines, and the newest addition to the Rumble Society.

The One:12 Collective Krig-13 wears Black Spartan armor with a light-up function in his chest rig, duty belt, thigh holster for his Side Blaster, and terrain boots. The SM9 Integrated Unit fits securely over his head portrait with light-up tech-eye. The removable Field Poncho with integrated posing wire can be customized with the included sticker sheet.

The Black Spartan totes an impressive arsenal of standard-issue Krig weaponry including an MWTH Taser, Cyber-Scythe, Blade, MF112 Proton Cannon, multiple weapon FX, and more.

EACH TOYZ CHEST WILL CONTAIN:

  • 5 Points Popeye – He’s one tough Gazookus! Popeye, the spinach-loving sailor, is complete with two sets of interchangeable arms, a pipe that fits in his mouth, and a can of spinach he can hold in his hands.
  • Krig-13 Comic – learn more about the Krig and the ever-growing world of Rumble Society.
  • Slugfest Crypto-Cog – The Crypto-Cog is the code cypher for Slugfest’s Emporium Of Badassery. Created by Slugfest himself, he will contact coin holders who purchased directly from Mezcotoyz.com with new messages to decode. You never know what ol’ Sluggo’s gonna say…
  • Rumble Society Trading Cards: Series 0 – a pack of 9 cards that barely scratch the surface of the many layers of the Rumble Society.
  • Krig-13 & Gomez stickers – These 3” stickers feature artwork from the Krig-13 comic & our Mezco Toyz Fair logo. Stick ‘em on your laptop, phone case, hoverboard, or wherever!
  • Gomez & Boom Boom Pin Set – two limited edition enamel pins commemorating the first ever Mezco Toyz Fair! This pin set features rubber clutch backings and is perfect for a shirt, jacket, lanyard, or backpack.
  • Pink Skulls Chaos Club bandana – Cover ya mug, ain’t nobody wanna see that! This bandana features a blue and black checkered pattern with the P.S.C.C. logo as seen on our Pink Skulls figures. 
  • Pink Skulls Chaos Club jumbo iron-on patch – Join the club and get patched in with this 9” iron-on patch featuring the P.S.C.C. logo, just like the colors the crew rocks. 

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE KRIG-13 FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • One (1) head portrait with light-up eye function
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of knife holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) posing hand (L)

COSTUME:

  • Chest rig with light-up function and weapon bracket on back
  • Shoulder pads (extendable)
  • Utility belt with holster
  • Thigh holster
  • Terrain boots 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) SM9 integrated unit (removable helmet)
  • One (1) Field Poncho with integrated posing wire
  • One (1) sticker sheet to customize poncho and base
  • One (1) Side Blaster
  • One (1) blast FX
  • One (1) MWTH Taser
  • One (1) taser FX
  • One (1) Cyber-Scythe
  • One (1) scythe FX
  • One (1) Blade with boot sheath
  • One (1) MF112 Proton Cannon
  • Five (5) Combat Concussives
  • Two (2) Communication Devices
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Krig-13: Black Spartan Edition figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. 

The Mezco Toyz Fair 2021: Exclusive Toyz Chest is available for pre-order.

Marvel’s Villains Get the Spotlight with Hasbro’s Marvel Legends

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DR. DOOM Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DR. DOOM Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE DORMAMMU Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE DORMAMMU Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 6 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S THE HOOD Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S THE HOOD Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH LADY DEATHSTRIKE Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH LADY DEATHSTRIKE Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S ARCADE Figure

 (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S ARCADE Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH A.I.M SCIENTIST SUPREME Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH A.I.M SCIENTIST SUPREME Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RED SKULL Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RED SKULL Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 7 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

The Marvel Legends Villains wave features a Xemnu build-a-figure.

Trick or Treat with these WandaVision Pop!s

WandaVision has viewers under a spell and you can show off your love of the show with two WandaVision Pop!s from Funko.

Choose from Halloween Vision and Halloween Wanda. They’re both available for pre-order now and available soon.


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The 2021 Toy of the Year Award Winners Are…

2021 Toy of the Year Awards

The winners of the 2021 Toy of the Year have been revealed by The Toy Association. The virtual event is the 21st year for the awards. Star Wars: The Mandalorian won big with numerous items taking home awards.

In a surprise announcement, two winners were chosen for the “People’s Choice” Award – both Story Time Chess (Story Time Chess), a classic game reimagined for the youngest of players, and The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) (McFarlane Toys), which had its roots on Kickstarter, took home the honor.

TOTY awards were also handed out in 16 categories and given to the following:

  • Action Figure of the Year: Fisher-Price #ThankYouHeroes Line (Mattel)
  • Collectible of the Year: LEGO Super Mario Character Packs (LEGO)
  • Construction Toy of the Year: LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (LEGO)
  • Creative Toy of the Year: Crayola Colors of the World Crayons (Crayola LLC)
  • Doll of the Year: Barbie Color Reveal (Mattel)
  • Game of the Year: Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy (The Pokémon Company International)
  • Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen (Mattel)
  • Innovative Toy of the Year: Star Wars: The Child Animatronic Edition Toy (Hasbro)
  • License of the Year: Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Disney)
  • Outdoor Toy of the Year: Ultimate Go-Kart (Radio Flyer)
  • Playset of the Year: LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (LEGO)
  • Plush Toy of the Year: Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 11″ Plush (Mattel)
  • Preschool Toy of the Year: PAW Patrol Dino Patroller (Spin Master)
  • Specialty Toy of the Year: LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (LEGO)
  • STEAM Toy of the Year: Mega Cyborg Hand (Thames & Kosmos)
  • Vehicle of the Year: PLAYMOBIL Back To The Future DeLorean (PLAYMOBIL)

During the event, four toy industry visionaries were officially inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame – Philip Bloom, founder & former publisher of The Bloom Report; William C. Killgallon, chairman of the board at The Ohio Art Company; Pleasant T. Rowland, founder of American Girl, a division of Mattel, Inc.; and the late Margarete Steiff, founder & creator of Steiff.

New McFarlane DC Multiverse Figures Includes Damian Wayne, Red Son Superman, The Drowned, and more!

McFarlane Toys has a new round of DC Multiverse Action Figures in shops now. New releases include Damian Wayne as Robin, Superman: Red Son, Batman Earth -11 The Drowned, Batman: Dark Nights Death Metal, and Batcycle Death Metal.

All premium action figures are ultra-poseable with 22 moving parts, character-specific accessories and each comes with a collectible art card. MSRP $19.99.

The Death Metal Batcycle is based on the cycle Batman rides in Dark Knights: Death Metal #1 (Comic 2020). It is designed with moving wheels and rotating handlebars, includes a collectible art card with Batman: Dark Knights: Death Metal #1 and is scaled to fit all Mcfarlane Toys DC Multiverse 7″ Action Figures. (Figure not included.) MSRP $24.99.

Damian Wayne as Robin

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Superman: Red Son

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Batman Earth -11 The Drowned

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Batman: Dark Nights Death Metal

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Batcycle Death Metal

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