The folks over at Bleacher Creatures have announced another pair of WWE Superstars that will be released in 10-inch tall plush form. There's "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman, complete with his giant beard and fashionable rat tail. And he's also yelling at you...an imitation my six-year-old son has perfected. Then, you have the unmasked version of Finn Bálor. (They already released the Demon version of Bálor) You can pick up both of these wrasslers to add to your personal stable for $19.99 a pop.
Super7 has posted up a photo gallery of their International Toy Fair booth. In addition to some lines that you might have already seen or known about, they have a few that I'll be keeping an eye out for. There's the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Keshi Surprise Series. And they announced both a Keshi Surprise Series (think M.U.S.C.L.E. figures) and a ReAction line based on the Legends of Lucha Libre.
Kidrobot and Adult Swim are joining forces, yet again, to bring the you the new, limited edition Venture Bros Art Figure by Kidrobot. Obviously from The Venture Bros cartoon, this piece features Dean and Hank in front of the Venture Bros "V". Standing in at 7 inches tall, you can grab your own for $59.99.
Threezero has announced pre-order details for their next figure in the Game of Thrones 1/6th scale series. The 1/6th scale White Walker collectible figure will be available for pre-order on Friday March 2nd 2018 at 9AM HKT (that's 8PM ET on March 1st) via their website. The figure will be priced at $198.00 (with shipping included). And in addition to that standard release, a deluxe edition will also be available - which includes a faux-leather skirt and bare feet accessories - and priced at $208.00 (with shipping included).
This is the first time we're seeing any of the undead characters from Game of Thrones make their way to Threezero's 1/6th scale lineup. And it's looking like this will be a must-have for collectors of the series (yeah...I'm one of them).
The White Walker figure features the following:
* New White Walker body featuring removable armor
* Shoulder Mantle
* Forearm bracers
* Full-body tunic
* Fabric belt
* Pair of relaxed hands
* Pair of gripping hands
* Faux-leather skirt (Deluxe Version)
* Bare feet (Deluxe Version)
STX Entertainment and Hasbro are joining forces in advance of the upcoming UglyDolls movie. STX has high hopes for the whimsically unconventional line of plush dolls and it's enlisting Hasbro to be its global toy licensee. UglyDolls first hit store shelves in 2001, the brainchild of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim.
Throughout their decade-plus history of adorable ugliness the toys have been more a novelty item than a mass-market commodity. STX wants to change that by working with Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy manufacturers. Prior to the deal, Horvath and Kim had handled manufacturing of the dolls before tapping Gund, a maker of plush products, to create the items. That pact with Gund has expired. The UglyDolls movie opens in 2019 and is being directed by Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids").
STX is a relatively new player in Hollywood. It launched in 2014 and has produced such movies as "Bad Moms," "The Gift," and the upcoming Amy Schumer comedy "I Feel Pretty." Along with its films, the company is backing such TV programs as "Valley of the Boom" and also recently announced it is doing a virtual reality show with Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez.
"When Robert Simonds conceived of STX over three years ago, the idea was to build a global media company with entertainment properties that could seamlessly move across all platforms," said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, in a statement. "In UglyDolls, we have exactly that - a universally appealing brand with the potential to reach a massive audience on every screen and experience, and a meaningful way into animation. It is incredibly exciting to take this next big step with a company of Hasbro's global reach, experience and influence to bring the 'Uglyverse' to longtime fans and new audiences."
"UglyDolls is a brand with deep history and tremendous equity, and we are thrilled to work with STX to bring the Uglydolls story to life in all new ways via rich storytelling and immersive play experiences," said Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President of Hasbro, in a statement.
The UglyDolls brain trust also praised the pact.
"Our roots are deeply intertwined with a profound love for the toy industry," said Horvath. "We've been fans of Hasbro's toy lines for ages, and are great admirers of their creativity and aesthetic sensibility. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Hasbro and STX Entertainment on the UglyDolls franchise."
In addition to the upcoming feature film, STX has UglyDolls projects in the works across the company's multiple divisions, including its television, virtual reality, and games arms.
Starting this Thursday, March 1st 2018, at 12AM PST, artist Nathan Hamill will be running a sale via his website. From March 1st through March 8th, everything at his store will be 30% off. Just enter the merchandise code - HAMARCH - at checkout. And you can use it on art, pins, toys...whatever he's got in there.
New to the Bleacher Creatures ring in 2018 is the WWE's very own Bayley. The former Raw Women's Champion is a hugger (I mean, it says so right on her headband). And what's better to hug than a plush with a giant ponytail? You can order this 10-inch tall Bayley - and maybe have her battle the Sasha Banks Bleacher Creature - for $19.99.
Mezco has returned from Toy Fair with a brand-spanking-new pre-order announcement. The newest figure to be released from their One:12 Collective series is Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2. The One:12 Collective Ash figure will include a trio of heads depicting the likeness of actor Bruce Campbell. The figure is currently available to pre-order for $80.00. It's expected to ship between August and October 2018.
The One:12 Collective Ash figure features the following:
- Three head portraits (Heroic, Surprised, Deadite Ash)
- Pair of fists
- Shotgun holding hand (L)
- Book of the Dead holding hand (L)
- Chainsaw hand (R)
- Detailed cloth shirt
- Tailored work pants
- Sculpted harness
- Work boots
- Severed possessed hand
- Severed Deadite head
- Sawed off shotgun
Today's the NHL Trade Deadline...so that means no rest until 3pm for hockey fans. One guy who will not be going anywhere is Vegas Golden Knights' goaltender, Marc-André Fleury. But the goalie for the NHL's newest team is now available as a 10-inch tall plush figure from Bleacher Creatures. Available for $19.99, he's joined by the Vegas Golden Knights' mascot, Chance the Gila Monster. Because...of course, a gila monster.
Diamond Select Toys unveiled their Series 9 and 10 (of the Ghostbusters line) at the New York Toy Fair, recently. The figures making up these two series will be from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon from the 1980s. And they look a million times better than The Real Ghostbusters toys I had back in the 80's.
Egon, Winston, and Slimer star in Series 9, with all new heads and gear for Egon and Winston, and new faces (and a bus driver hat) for Slimer. Series 10 will feature Peter, Ray, and a fully articulated 9-inch Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Each will come with a piece of the firehouse diorama. Look for them to be released in Q4 of 2018.