August 2014 - It's been a few weeks since the last round-up, but grab your wallet, because there are more action figures and toys on Kickstarter!
- Fresh Monkey Fiction is raising funds to produce Amazing Heroes: Retro Style Super Hero Action Figures. These are 4.75-inch action figures based on Golden Age comic book characters, except for the Blank Slate, which is a clever new creation. This campaign closes on August 28th.
- Sculptor Rocco Tartamella has a campaign to produce a 7-inch Street Fighter action figures. This campaign closes on August 20th.
August 6, 2014 - Sideshow Collectibles is conducting a batch of contests at the moment:
- Life-Size Han Solo in Carbonite Contest - enter by August 15th.
- Security Battle Droids Contest - enter by August 28th to win a two-pack of sixth scale Battle Droid figures.
- Arc Clone Troopers Contest - enter by August 7th to win one of two Clone Trooper action figures.
August 6, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIME WITH TRAILER REISSUE
This Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set with Trailer comes with roller, Spike Witwicky, Prime's Axe and more, as well as a special bonus premium about which we are waiting for information. This new Set is listed at $159.99.
MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIME WITH TRAILER REISSUE - EARLY AIR SHIPMENT
This Set includes all of the same pieces as the set above, but is coming in Mid October (one month earlier) on an early Air freight shipment. It is priced at $179.99.
TRANSFORMERS LG07 JETFIRE
August 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Pokemon action figures and plush toys.
August 1, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 1990 MOVIE FIGURE SET OF 4 (SHIPS TO U.S. ONLY)
This set includes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, and is listed at $79.99.
THREEZERO 1/12 SCALE FULL METAL GHOST - CAPTAIN FORM
This red armor suit measures over 18" tall and is loaded with over 100 points of articulation. It comes with a katana with scabbard, a Mega Bazooka with detachable magazine, detailed cape, light effects, a captain figure that can go inside the suit and also has his own armor and accessories and more. This fantastic piece is listed at $319.99, $10 off the MSRP.
Guardians of the Galaxy Gets New Minimates at Toys "R" Us!
August 2014 - One of the most highly anticipated Marvel movies to date, Guardians of the Galaxy, is in movie theaters now, and response has been so great that a sequel is already in the works for 2017! The newest series of Marvel Minimates based on the film is getting a great response as well, and it is currently available in Toys "R" Us stores, with an exclusive Minimate not available anywhere else!
Three two-packs are in Toys "R" Us stores now, as well as on Toysrus.com:
- Star-Lord and Ronan
- Drax and Groot (with Rocket micro-figure)
- Yondu and Sakaaran Trooper (Toys "R" Us exclusive)
Later this month, comic shops and specialty stores will get their own assortment, with two exclusive two-packs of their own:
- Star-Lord and Ronan
Diamond Select Toys Teams with Kevin Smith on New View Askew Merchandise
August 2014 - With his library of cult-favorite films and regular geek-centric podcasts released through his company SModCo, director and author Kevin Smith is geek royalty, holding court each year in the legendary Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego. At this past weekend's Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys unveiled a number of new products based on Smith's creations, in two new product categories!
At their booth on the show floor, DST displayed several new items from the View Askew universe, including:
- a plush doll of Buddy Christ, the religious icon who appears in many of Smith's films;
- a Mooby ceramic mug, depicting the famous Golden Calf and fast-food mascot;
In Stores This Week: Batman and Robin, Bluntman and Chronic, Spider-Man and Sin City!
August 2014 - Diamond Select Toys just made a bunch of new reveals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and now it's time for a bunch of new releases! Comic shops and specialty stores across North America are getting in a truckload of new items from DST, and we've got a full list of what's shipping, including Select figures from Sin City and Spider-Man, busts and bottle openers from Batman, and a Minimates box set from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! If you've been waiting for these as long as we have, the long wait is over!
Sin City Select Series 1 Action Figures
August 1, 2014 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.
July 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features expensive toys, including a 2009 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III action figure and a prototype action figure from Dune.