Toy Art Gallery has announced the release of Doktor A's Mandrake Root in a putrid flesh-colored vinyl. The 8-inch tall Mandrake Root features seven points of articulation and a little sidekick buddy. It's available beginning today (Wednesday April 20th 2016) at 3PM ET. You can order one for $65.00.
Mondo has introduced the new version of everyone's favorite big ferrous friend - The Iron Giant Deluxe Figure - Shadow Variant. The figure measures in around 16 inches in height, featuring 30+ points of articulation The figure includes a pair of interchangeable heads with light-up eyes, a magnetic "S" that be detached from a Seafood signed, a War Arm, and a Hogarth mini figure. The Iron Giant also features a sound feature with quotes from the film. This version is an edition of 150 pieces and can be ordered for $300.00.
Hot Toys has announced a new Cosbaby series from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie license. The Bruce Wayne with Batsuit and Robin Suit Cosbaby Set includes the dapper Bruce Wayne dressed in a suit while the Batsuit is enclosed in a display case and Robin's suit is marked by the words from the Joker. Look for the set to be released in Q2 or Q3 of 2016.
Funko has announced that their Game of Thrones – Mystery Minis Series 3 will be hitting store shelves beginning in May 2016. This series will see the characters from all over the Game of Thrones map. You'll get a chance to pick upJon Snow, Varys, Bronn, Arya Stark, Daenerys, among others. Of course, the series is blind boxed.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Plaseebo, artist Bob Conge has announced releasing a special edition of one of a kind custom sets of the Plaseebo Mummy and Sarcophagus - the 10th Anniversary Plaseebo Custom #6. This is the sixth in the series and is cast in a GID green vinyl with a gray and earth washes. The 7-inch tall figure has been fitted with orange swirled glass inset eyes and wrapped in Mummy cloth. The Mummy has has an internal motion activated color-changing LED and comes with a companion 9-inch tall vinyl sarcophagus treated to a gold metal leaf lid and a motion activated sound unit that screams and groans.
Signed and dated 2016 by the artist, this Plaseebo Mummy and Sarcophagus will be available on Friday April 22nd 2016 from the Plaseebo Webshop.
The Playge store is currently taking orders for the Shogun Young Gohst 'Sepsis' and 'On The Mend' Variants from Ferg and Grody Shogun. The 'Sepsis' version features red and yellow marbled vinyl with yellow brain/tongue, while the 'On The Mend' features a painted body with yellow brain/tongue, painted eyes and brainstem. Made in Japan, the figures run $45.00 plus $5.00 shipping (international shipping add $5)
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, after stopping Ultron’s terrifying plan to eradicate mankind on Earth, the Avengers have established a new base with Captain America and Black Widow leading a new Avengers team consisted of War Machine, Vision, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch. Now, Hot Toys has announced the new 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Movie Promo Edition collectible figure featuring a new outfit in the ending of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, featuring a head sculpt with long curly light-brown real fabric hair and new makeup application, newly tailored costume, specially created hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to simulate Scarlet Witch using her powers, and an Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order. it's priced at $224.99.
The 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch (New Avengers version) figure features the following:
- Pair of relaxed hands
- Pair of hands with red translucent fingertips for power-using effects
- Pair of gesturing hands with red translucent fingertips
- Red colored leather-like long jacket
- Pair of black leather-like pants
- Pair of black boots with red colored highlights
- Pair of long gloves
- Two power-using effects accessories
- Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand with Scarlet Witch nameplate and the movie logo
In the pantheon of comic books, The Dark Knight Returns might just be the medium’s Citizen Kane. The four part miniseries was released in 1986, having been written and illustrated by the illustrious Frank Miller (Klaus Janson also illustrated the series).
It was infamous for its portrayal of an aged (55 year old) Bruce Wayne/Batman in conflict with Superman (Dawn of Justice, anyone?). Also, the story features a much grittier look at Gotham, as Batman battles with an army of thugs called the Mutants. There are also several memorable events, from The Joker (I don’t want to spoil things…but the comic was released 30 years ago) being killed by Batman to Selena Kyle now running an escort service. So, yeah…gritty.
Being that The Dark Knight Returns celebrates 30 years this year, and that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to glean some plot points from the comic, we’re seeing an uptick in DKR related collectibles. One of those collectibles is from the folks at Mezco Toyz. They’ve released, from the One:12 Collective series, a 1/12th scale Mutant Leader.
The Mutant Leader was, quite obviously, the leader of the gang known as the Mutants. In the comic, there was a pivotal battle between Batman and the leaders of the Mutants. Mezco released a now sold out set that featured both Batman and the Mutant Leader, however, the stand-alone Mutant Leader features some accessories that the guy included in the set did not.
The One:12 Collective Mutant Leader includes two sets of hands - a pair of fists, a right hand for holding weapons, and a left hand that appears to be grasping for something. The weapons that can be placed in that hand are a torch and a crowbar.
But what’s great about this guy is that he includes three different swap-out heads. You have the angry face with glasses and spikes on the crown of his head. There’s the yelling face with glasses and no spikes. And there’s one with his broken nose all bandaged up, minus those glasses. Each one is worthy of being displayed. And, speaking of displaying, the Mutant Leader includes a display base where you can place a peg into the bottom of his foot or use the posing stand for some aerial poses.
I like the figure sculpt. It’s tough to duplicate the Mutant Leader from the comic book, since the drawings were often rough. But he’s got those creepy elongated orange nipples, and the spikes on his wrists and ankles almost appear to be coming out of his skin. Also, the paint shading on the figure’s body is another impressive aspect of the piece.
Although I’ve covered plenty of figure announcements, I had never seen one of Mezco’s One:12 Collective pieces in-hand. After checking out the Mutant Leader figure, my initial impression is that they have a burgeoning line. Will 1/12th scale be able to compete with 1/6th scale? Price-wise, you’re looking at about 1/3 to 1/4 the price of your higher quality 1/6th scale figure. (Enough fractions for you?) Traditionally, that smaller size meant that quality would often suffer. But Mezco is proving that good things do come in 1/12th scale packages.
Positives: Including three alternate head sculpts with a figure is impressive. The suggested $65.00 price point sounds about right.
Negatives: Watch out for those spikes! They’re pretty darn sharp, and the last thing you want to do is trying to explain to a coworker how you were impaled on a toy.
Series: DC Comics’ One:12 Collective
Manufacturer: Mezco Toyz
Material: Articulated plastic body
Dimensions: 6 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Over 30 points
Outfit: Black, faux leather pants
Accessories: Alternate head with broken nose; Alternate head with gritted teeth and glasses; Alternate head with open mouth and glasses; Set of fists; Holding hand; Posing hand; Torch; Crowbar; Display base and posing stand
You can pick one up at the following:
UHOH Toys has announced that the Errants "Random Clear Glitter" pre-order is now live (running through April 22nd 2016). Each set includes 3 Errants figures in random colors of either Clear Blue, Clear Pink, or Clear Purple. A sellout will unlock a random figure in a 4th Secret Colorway. There will be 3 heads - Roku the Turtle/Snake Hybrid, Verge the Mutated Owl, and Cutty the Mutated Buffalo, and 3 bodies - an Astronaut, a Scientist, and a Cowboy. Made in Japan of clear soft vinyl (Sofubi) with silver glitter, you can pre-order the set for $30.00.
Softoy Hobby will be holding a post-ToyCon UK sale on Wednesday, April 20th 2016 at 9PM London Time (4PM ET). They held back some select stock, along with a few leftovers and a couple of soon-to-be-revealed surprises that didn’t make it to the event. They'll all be available via the above link.
Gory Hole’s Warui Zonbi: Series 1 “Ghost Edition” (pictured above)
Featuring both SS Wolfgang and Selwyn, these MaBa Zombies-inspired finger puppets have been cast in a GID soft vinyl complete with teal rub, violet sprays and silver detailing. Limited to 10 sets, each coming packed in a deluxe display box with matching GID keshi, these have been priced at $85.00 per set. A limited run of blank GID sets will also be available for $60.00 each.
One-Off “TMNOB” Secrets of the Oozeballs (pictured above)
One-off Oozeballs inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these have been rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in metallic Monster Kolor paint. Just Michaelangelo and Raphael remain, coming in at $100.00 each.
Nazi Hovertank play sets (above left)
A collaboration between Gory Hole and Science Patrol, these play sets feature Warui Zonbi “SS Wolfgang” mashed-up with the Mastodon tank. Hand painted by Tru:Tek, each set comes with a hovertank mounted on a display base with magenta keshi that fit in the tank base. Limited to 4 pieces, these will sell for $75.00 each.
One-off Lamputron(above right)
A custom mash-up of Kenth Toy Works/acolorfulmonster’s Zombitron and Shimomoku’s Lampu, this adorable little figure has been adorned with a variety of metallic sprays and hand brushed detailing. Limited to 1 piece, priced at $45.00.
“GID” SD Fake Baron (above right)
The first exclusive release for Tru:Tek’s collaboration with Awesome Toy, the micro-sized super ‘bot keshi has been cast in a GID rubber this time around. Limited to just 10 pieces, each packed in a gacha capsule with insert and keychain attachment, these have been priced at $7.00 each.
Hand painted Strange Creatures keshi (pictured above and photo above that on left)
A soft-debut for Radioactive Uppercut’s Strange Creatures of Atlas Island keshi, this first wave of casts have been hand rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in a variety of styles and finishes. With standard customs priced at $30.00, the more labor intensive Garamon and Pigumon homages can be yours for $35.00. Look out for more details on the first official SCoAI release soon!
TMNFB one-off (above right)
Continuing the TMNT theme, Tru:Tek has customized yet another upcoming figure from Radioactive Uppercut in those classic greens and browns, the clawed kappa known as Freakboy! Sculpted by Tim Stephson based on RU’s original design, the little guy – standing at around 2.5″ tall – has been cast by Tru:Tek in a keshi-style rubber, coming with various sprays and detailing to mimic TMNT’s Raphael. Limited to just 1 piece, TMNFB can be yours for just $35.00.
“Darkside of the Rainbow” Arch Mage (above left)
Continuing his collaborations with Science Patrol (of which we hear there’s more coming very soon!), Tru:Tek has set about working on a micro-run of their ever-popular Arch Mage sofubi. Cast in a flesh vinyl, the little guys have been treated to a plethora of metallic pink and purple sprays over a black rub. Limited to just 3 pieces, these have been priced at $30.00 each.
“Two Face Todd” Trouballz (pictured above)
As well as Tru:Tek’s exclusives, the Softoy Hobby booth also had the honor of stocking a very limited supply of Bad Attic Toys‘ Trouballz sofubi. Available in 3 different vintage-themed colorways, painted versions have been priced at $85.00, whilst blanks will set you back $60.00.