Mondo has officially announce its new line of Masters of the Universe collectible 1/6 scale figures. Taking inspiration from the vintage figure line, the old mini comics, unused concept art, and even a sprinkle of bits from the live action movie, Mondo's Masters of the Universe 1/6 scale figure line is an exciting new take on these classic characters. The first of these new figures, He-Man, is now available for pre-order.
The 1/6th scale He-Man features over 30 points of articulation, fabric costume elements, and a whole host of accessories. Several figures are soon to follow, including Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Mer-Man, and more. It is currently available in two versions - Standard ($160.00) and Mondo Exclusive ($165.00). Look for them to ship in Q1 of 2019.
The 1/6th scale He-Man figure includes the following:
The Transformers The Last Knight Megatron Premium Scale Collectible Figure is now available for pre-order at Bambalandstore.com. The 19-inch tall Megatron figure comes in a Standard and Deluxe Edition, with the Deluxe version including a Brute Shield accessory. Presented by Hasbro and 3A Toys, the figure features 70 points of articulation and LED illuminated eyes. Accessories include an Interchangeable Battle Mask, Detachable Extended Battle Tusks, Fusion Cannon with LED Illuminated Details, and Brute Sword.
The Standard Version can be pre-ordered for $468.00, while the Deluxe Version runs $488.00 (Bambaland.com price includes worldwide shipping).
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.
Kidrobot has released this amazing Cobra Commander figure in conjunction with Hasbro. Available in two colorways - Black (200 pieces) and Blue - the Transformers vs G.I. Joe Cobra Commander Art Figure stands in at 7 inches in height. Both versions sell for $49.99 and are available from Kidrobot. I'm a sucker for Cobra Commander figures - both helmet and hood versions.
Apparently, there will be a My Little Pony movie released in theaters this October (2017). Funko is releasing the Pop! My Little Pony: MLP Movie series based on the film - My Little Pony: The Movie. The series features the loyal Rainbow Dash, the party-obsessed Pinkie Pie, the Princess of friendship Twilight Sparkle, and the kind and caring Fluttershy. Also, there will be Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle chase pieces (a rarity of 1-in-6). And look for the broken-horned unicorn, Tempest Shadow, available only at Hot Topic.
You can currently pre-orders these from Amazon.com, where there are other - non-film - MLP Pop! figures available.
Hasbro, ThreeA, and the online collectibles shop Big Bad Toy Store have announced the new BBTS Exclusive Transformers Generation One Nemesis Prime. The dark mirror of Optimus Prime, a twisted clone of the Autobot leader imbued with all his strength, abilities, and intellect, but lacking all moral restraint and compassion. Nemesis Prime serves only the World Eater Unicron and carries within him the Dead Matrix, possibly the only thing in the universe that can destroy the ancient Primus. Nemesis Prime’s brutality is known and feared by Autobot and Decepticon alike.
TF G1 Nemesis Prime stands in at 16 inches tall, includes over 30% die-cast metal detailing, 59 points of articulation, and features LED illuminated details, a variety of accessories, and detailed weathered paintwork. The exclusive is a limited edition of 300 pieces. IT's currently available to pre-order for $389.99 and is anticipated to begin shipping in Q4 of 2017.
Hasbro x ThreeA present the Premium Scale Bumblebee Collectible Figure from Transformers: The Last Knight. Officially licensed by Hasbro, the 15-inch tall figure features 78 Points of Articulation as well as LED illuminated details (including eyes and headlights). The figure is currently available to pre-order over at Bambaland.com, in two different purchasing options. Basically, you can go for the $390.00 full price payment of the $200.00 deposit plus $190.00 remaining balance due at shipping. (Shipping included in pricing)
The Premium Scale Bumblebee Collectible Figure features the following:
Bambaland Edition: Interchangeable Right Arm Cannon with LED illuminated details*
Hasbro and ThreeA present the Optimus Prime Premium Scale Figure from the Transformers The Last Knight movie license. Measuring in at approximately 19 inches tall, this mammoth Autobot includes 99 Points of Articulation and LED Illuminated Eyes.
The figure is currently available to pre-order over at Bambaland.com (with free shipping). There are two payment options available: $450.00 with free worldwide shipping or $250.00 deposit with $200.00 due at shipping.
The Optimus Prime Premium Scale Figure includes the following:
Hasbro x ThreeA present, from Transformers Age of Extinction, the Optimus Prime Evasion Edition premium scale collectible figure. Measuring approximately 19 inches tall and featuring over 85 points of articulation, the figure features LED illuminated details, including eyes and headlights.
The figure is currently available to pre-order over at Bambaland.com for $430.00 (includes free worldwide shipping). You have the option of paying in full or putting down a $200.00 non-refundable deposit, with the remaining amount due at shipping.
Hasbro and 3A Toys have announced the first release in the epic Transformers Generation One (TFG1) Premium Scale Collectible Series - the heroic Leader of the Autobots - Optimus Prime. Taking direct inspiration from the 1980s toy and animated series character model, Ashley Wood and the development team at ThreeA have taken a remixed approach that blends their uniquely stylized aesthetics while retaining Optimus Prime’s original iconic look.
The Optimus Prime Classic Edition stands approximately 16 inches tall and features a hefty 30% die-cast body, heavily weathered metallic paint, LED illuminated detailing, and an incredible range of articulation – including an opening Matrix Chamber. The tankards and wheel wells are removable for a more streamlined animation style appearance. The TFG1 Optimus Prime comes complete with interchangeable Energon Axe and his iconic Blaster Rifle.
You'll be able to pre-order the figure at Bambaland beginning on January 26th 2017 (most likely 9PM ET on the 25th) for $390.00 (includes free worldwide shipping). Bambaland Payment Options include paying the full $390.00 or a $190.00 non-refundable deposit option, with the remaining balance of $200.00 due at shipping.