With preview trailers of Captain America: The Winter Soldier hitting the airwaves, Hot Toys is giving collectors a fairly nice toy teaser. Obviously, they're preparing a large range of collectibles from the movie. They'll also be hosting exhibitions in a number of countries in the near future.
Crying Gull Toys has released a pair of new Vamo-Bot colorways - Circus Peanut and Skywarp Purple. Only three figures of each colorway will be available, each one complete with a special edition header card and resealable packaging. You can pick them up for $14.00 each.
The Sucklord has released some new items straight from the land of S.U.C.K.L.E. The Exclusive Super Suckstore S.U.C.K.L.E Clear Pink Edition features 10 basic S.U.C.K.L.E Mini Figures (Sucklord 66, Gay Empire, Necromancer, Another Bitch, Galactic Jerkbag, Sucklord 16, Sucklord 43, Ass Wipe, Tyranusberg, and Vectar) in a clear pink exclusive colorway. You can pick up the set for $19.99.
Also, the S.U.C.K.L.E Full Box contains 102 figures with two full sets of Pink, Green, Flesh, Silver, and Black versions of all 10 basic figures. It also includes 2 Metallic Purple chase figures, an exclusive colorway found only in these boxes. You can purchase the box for $199.00.
Marty Hansen (The GodBeast) will be bringing his Kabuto Mushi MKII to the 2014 Kansas City Planet Comic Con (March 14th to 16th) and Chicago's C2E2 (April 25th to 27th) These will be split between the Cons and a scheduled online release (which will have 3 additional colorways) on March 18th 2014 at 8PM CT. Each figure will include a mini-Mushi for $12.00 each.
The Best Toy Line category is really about toy lines that have produced a consistently good/entertaining lineup over the past year. As we look at five of them...there's pretty much something for everyone here.
5. Topozoo by Geared For Imagination
The Topozoo line features wooden animals and robots that you can put together (or take apart), featuring interchange parts. Want to keep a three year old busy for an hour or so....here you go.
4. Mystical Warriors of the Ring
The Mystical Warriors of the Ring started out as a small run resin figure venture, but NYCC featured the unveiling of their first PVC production trio. The line features a simple premise...crazy looking monster things battle it out in a wrestling ring for your pleasure.
3. OMFG! by October Toys
Now finished with their third series of crowdsourced Kickstarted mini-figs, October Toys' OMFG! series shows no signs of losing steam. They continue to receive solid submissions from artists looking to get their nipple-ring-wearing-pug designs turned into a toy.
Kriture is hosting another giveaway through Facebook. Anybody can participate as long they are connected with Kriture via their Facebook page. To enter the contest, a person just needs to like, comment and share the facebook status "Contest open! - Like, Comment & Share to Enter”
The contest will end on March 11th 2014, with the winner receiving a Soft Kriture, number 59, a fully handmade item and one of a kind.
Daniel Yu has released a pair of new hand-cast and hand-painted resin figures. Gory Bomb and Bronco Buster, each individually signed and numbered, are now available to purchase for $80.00 each.
Gory Bomb stands 5.5 inches tall and features 4 points of articulation. Includes swappable fist with foreign object for all kinds of illegal in-ring action!
Bronco Buster stands 6 inches tall and features 3 points of articulation. Unplug his head to reveal a literary low blow!
Mezco Toyz latest addition to their world of soft, huggable evil a pair of evil, lovestruck toys - the Chucky and Tiffany 16 inch plush figures. Chucky and Tiffany each speak 7 terrifying phrases, direct from their films.
Each plush figure stands 16 inches tall and comes with an informative hang tag.
Chucky and Tiffany are sold separately for $33.00 each or as a set for $66.00.
From Andrew Bell, The Last Knight is a skull-headed zebra in the format of an 8″ tall knight chess piece. The figure features articulation at the jaw and ears. Each Last Knight box has an individually hand numbered band with a black and silver stamp and a hidden magnetic clasp.
The Dead Zebra Edition - done in their traditional color scheme - is a limited edition of 500 pieces. Look for it to retail around $65.00. Other versions will also begin hitting retailers on the March 15th 2014 release date.
Choosing the best toy packaging is always a different venture. Is it the most attractive? The best to display? The easiest to open? Well, here are five examples that run the gamut...
5. Leo Corazon by Mystical Warriors of the Ring
This DIY packaging from the Mystical Warriors of the Ring resin series is nice and simple. But it also features a ton of artwork, various character cards, and even a ticket stub from the big wrestling match.
4. Monsters University Cosbaby (S) Series by Hot Toys
Here's an example of an easily displayable box that you can hoist up on a shelf and not worry about having to dust six individual figures. Also, not pictured, the rear of the box features some fun, stylized artwork of the Oozma Kappa characters from Monsters U.
3. Dark Cowboy In Service of Him - Super Dead Equine Set by 3A Toys
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