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Pop! Movies: Jupiter Ascending

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Funko's newest series of Pop! figures is the Pop! Movies: Jupiter Ascending. From Lana and Andy Wachowski - the creators of The Matrix trilogy - comes the new film Jupiter Ascending. I've included a link to the film trailer below, if you - like me - had never heard of it. The movie, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, is slated to hit theaters on February 6th 2015. The toys, including Jupiter Jones, Caine Wise, and Queen Jupiter, should be available in January 2015.

Hot Toys: The Dark Knight Rises – John Blake with Bat-Signal Set

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Fans have been anticipating the official introduction of Hot Toys' 1/6th scale John Blake Collectible Figure and the Bat-Signal since they were displayed at various exhibitions earlier this year. Now, the John Blake figure and Bat-Signal - as seen in The Dark Knight Rises - are available for pre-order as part of a set.

The movie-accurate John Blake collectible is specially crafted based on the image of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake. It features a newly developed head sculpt, specially tailored Gotham City police uniform, detailed weapons, and accessories. The 1/6th scale Bat-Signal is constructed with a remote controlled LED light-up function, specially painted with distress effect, and a rotatable base. 

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the set available to pre-order for $279.99. It's anticipated to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015.

The 1/6th scale John Blake figure features:

  • Authentic likeness of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Triggering gun right hand
  • Gun supporting left hand
  • Left hand for holding flashlight
  • Dark blue police uniform
  • Dark blue top with Gotham City Police Department initials
  • Dark blue police jacket with Gotham City Police badge
  • Pair of dark blue pants
  • Black belt with holster and pouches
  • Pair of black socks
  • Pair of black shoes
  • Pistol
  • Two clips of ammo
  • Watch
  • Walkie-talkie
  • Pair of handcuffs
  • Flashlight
  • Figure stand with John Blake nameplate and the movie logo
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Sideshow’s 1/6th Scale C-3PO Collectible Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled the partner in crime to their already revealed R2-D2 1/6th scale figure...the C-3PO 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure. Sideshow has made the C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope available to pre-order for $229.99. It's slated to begin shipping in November 2015. So...you only have to wait a year. But if you order him from Sideshow, the Sideshow Exclusive Version features a swap out damaged shoulder. 

The C-3PO 1/6th Scale Figure features:

  • Dented Face and Chest
  • Unique Body with over 40 Points of Articulation
  • Articulated Fingers
  • Light-up Eyes
  • Magnetic Restraining Bolt
  • Death Star Communicator
  • Sideshow Exclusive: Swap-Out Damaged Shoulder
  • Figure Support Base

Living Dead Dolls Series 28 GID Variants

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Mezco has announced the Living Dead Dolls Series 28 Limited Edition Glow In the Dark Variants. This limited edition set features five characters from the Living Dead Dolls series 28 - Sweet 16 Sadie, Tina Pink, RubyOnyx, and Hayze - with all new color schemes and bodies cast in glow in the dark vinyl. These luminescent terrors are available exclusively at MezcoToyz.com beginning on Black Friday (November 28th 2014).

Evil Warui Neko – US Edition Lottery

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Plaseebo will be offering up the Evil Warui Neko - US Edition designed and sculpted in the US by Kaiju Coup and produced in Japan by Medicom Toy. The 6.5-inch tall vinyl figure has hand cast white resin fangs, swirled glass inset eyes and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. This edition of 7 pieces is hand painted by Bob Conge of Plaseebo and will be available for $220.00 each.

To enter the lottery to purchase one of the Evil Warui Neko figures, please send your Name, Address, and Paypal address to: bob@plaseebo.net The Entry deadline is Wednesday November 26th 2014.

Jango Keiko – Mintyfresh Exclusive

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The 12th installment in the Keiko series by Fools Paradise is their 2nd exclusive with Mintyfresh. The Jango Keiko - Mintyfresh Exclusive is a 12-inch tall polystone resin figure. It's limited to a run of only 100 pieces and can be pre-ordered for €199.95 (around $251). While it's a pre-order, the figure is estimated to arrive in December 2014 (though I might not bet your Christmas gifts on it getting to you for the big day).

Bellicosity MimoPowerTube by Nathan Hamill

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Mimoco has introduced their Artist Series x MimoPowerTube 2600 - Bellicosity by Nathan Hamill. The MimoPowerTube 2600 is a single cell rechargeable backup battery that powers up smartphones and other 5V mobile devices. It includes a USB charging cable with multiple tips (microUSB, miniUSB, Nokia, Apple 30 pin, Apple Lightning) and a velvet carrying pouch to stash it all in one place. You can pick yours up, with Nathan's Bellicose Bunny adorning it, for $29.99.

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Kidrobot joins NECA Family of Companies

In a not so shocking bit of news, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and Kidrobot have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KR Purchase will acquire Kidrobot. The globally recognized creator of designer vinyl toys joins the growing NECA family of specialty entertainment companies, and will proceed as an artist-run company under the creative direction of Frank Kozik, renowned graphic artist and creator of the Labbit urban vinyl toy line.

“It’s rare to have the opportunity to join forces with an artist-centric company like this,” said Joel Weinshanker, COO of NECA. “We are doubly thrilled to be able to allow it to grow organically and flourish on its own, which is what we’re certain it will do with the involvement of Frank Kozik as Creative Director.”

“When Joel and NECA approached us about joining forces, about his intention to support us and allow Kidrobot to move forward with autonomy, I knew we had found the right partner," said Bob Africa, President of Kidrobot. “The timing of Frank agreeing to join us could not have been better and we are incredibly excited about Kidrobot’s future.”

Kidrobot will remain headquartered in their Boulder offices, while they are supported by NECA’s (located in Hillside, NJ) vast network of suppliers, creatives and internal team members.