Mezco’s One:12 Spider-man Homecoming figure

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Available for pre-order now at the Mezco store website is the Spider-Man ‘Homecoming’ Figure from Mezco’s popular One:12 Series

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man Homecoming joins the One:12 collective. With a comprehensively detailed film-accurate outfit and unique character specific accessories. This figure also features a newly sculpted body to accurately reflect the slender, teenage frame of Spider-Man in the new movie. 

 

 

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE FIGURE FEATURES:

  • Three (3) Detailed expressive head portraits
  • Newly designed One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 16cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of web-shooting hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) webline holding hand
  • Weblines that loop over the figure’s wrists for posing

COSTUME:

  • Sculpted film-accurate web shooters
  • Spandex outfit with web detail and spider insignia
  • Clip-on web-wings as featured in the film
  • Integrated soles on feet

 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) of webline style A  
  • One (1) of webline style B 
  • One (1) posable webline
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • One (1) One:12 Collective magnetic display clip

 

Each One:12 Collective Spider-Man Homecoming  figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

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Ghostbusters II games from Cryptozoic

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Lake Forest, CA – August 9, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, along with Ghost Corps and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, today announced the August 23 release of Ghostbusters: The Board Game II. Following up on the acclaimed first game, this massive standalone expansion has 1-4 players taking on the roles of the Ghostbusters as they investigate the Mood Slime that has flooded New York City, causing earthquakes and riots in an attempt to bring Vigo back. Inspired by the Ghostbusters movies, comics, and toylines, the game has players taking on the Scoleri brothers, riding the Statue of Liberty, and battling through Vigo’s Ghost army. It features highly detailed miniature figures based on original designs by Dan Schoening and an original story by Erik Burnham, both veterans of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book series.

 

It’s an honor to bring the Ghostbusters universe of film, toys, cartoons and comics into a game once again,” said Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic.

In addition, two expansions for the game will be available September 20. Louis Tully Plazm Phenomenon: Expansion Pack adds Louis Tully, the Ghostbusters’ bumbling accountant and lawyer, and four new Scenarios to the game, as well as Entities like Titanic Ghosts, the Theatre Ghost, and the Giga-Plazm. Slimer Sea Fright: Expansion Pack makes Slimer part of the team as the Ghostbusters take on the fearsome skeleton crew led by the Ghost pirate Captain Jack Higgins in four new Scenarios.

 

Ghostbusters: The Board Game II is an episodic board game in which players battle paranormal Entities, seal Gates that leak Ghosts, investigate giant pockets of negatively-charged Slime, and use Ghostbusting Equipment, as they try to save the world yet again. Equipment Cards offer an array of powerful Weapons, devious Traps, magical Tomes, and helpful Utilities that can be used to win. Each Ghostbuster has Actions that can be used during a player’s turn to fight Entities, move, drive the Ecto-1a, deposit Ghosts into the Spirit World, place Extracted Plazms into the Ecto-1a’s Ecto-Tank, switch between different types of packs, and remove Slime from Ghostbusters.

Each Scenario takes place in various locations in an apocalyptic New York City built from map tiles and plagued by mind-altering Mood Slime, menacing Ghosts, and unrelenting Plazms. Campaign Mode links multiple Scenarios for a deeper, story-driven experience.

Cooperation is a key part of the game: Teamwork, planning, and resourcefulness are needed since players win or lose as a team.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game II will be available at retailers nationwide August 23 for a suggested retail price of $90. The two expansions—Louis Tully Plazm Phenomenon: Expansion Pack and Slimer Sea Fright: Expansion Pack—will be available September 20 for a suggested retail price of $30 apiece.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: 1-4
  • Ages: 15+
  • Playtime: 60 minutes per Campaign
  • Contents Summary:
    • 55 Custom Plastic Mini Figures
    • 32 Snap-on Bases
    • 12 Double-Sided Map Tiles
    • 6 Dice
    • 90+ Tokens
    • 4 Oversized Character Cards
    • 28 Equipment Cards
    • 12 Event Cards
    • 17 Entity Cards
    • Ghostbusters Operations & Field Manual
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Funko Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Posted on: August 15, 2017

The 80th anniversary of Disney’s classic
film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is upon us!

To celebrate a few characters from the Disney classic are now
in Pint Size form, and receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment.

Pint Size Heroes: Snow White

Disney’s classic film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
is our latest addition to Pint Size Heroes!

This series includes none other than Snow White herself,
the Seven Dwarfs, Evil Queen, Witch,
and a Prince to complete the set!

Collect them all this Fall!

 

 

Coming in September!

Pop! Disney: Snow White

“Who is the fairest one of all?”

This series features none other than
Snow White herself, and of course the Seven Dwarfs!
Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy,
Happy, Grumpy, and Doc.
Rounding out the series comes the Witch!

Look for the Dopey chase, complete with
a kiss from Snow White!
A 1-in-6 rarity.

 

This series has some great exclusives!

Find Grumpy with Diamond pick at Books-A-Million!

Snow White featured in glitter can only be found at Hot Topic!

A maid version of Snow White is available
exclusively at Toys “R” us!

Please Note: Final Images Coming Soon.

Coming in October!

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Funko Teen Titans GO!!!

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Teen Titans Go!

When they are not saving they world they are just teenagers.
Teen Titans Go! is now joining even more great Funko lines.

Several characters from the animated television series
are now featured as Rock Candy, Mystery Minis,
and adorable plushies!

Teen Titans Go!: Rock Candy

Starfire and Raven now
in Rock Candy form!

Coming in October!

Teen Titans Go!: Mystery Mini

This series features several of your favorite Teen Titans Go!
characters. Look for Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg,
Jinx, Dr.Light, and many more!

In addition, we have some great exclusives!
Look for exclusives at Toys “R” Us!

Walmart

Coming in October!

Teen Titans Go!: Plushies

Starfire, Cyborg, Robin, Beast Boy, and Raven
have all been turned into adorable, soft plushies!

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Disney Funko

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Rock Candy: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Sally

Funko is thrilled to introduce Sally from
Disney’s Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
as the newest member of the Rock Candy line!

This 5″ vinyl figure features the lovely Sally
holding a jar of deadly nightshade.

Add her to your collection this Fall!

 

 

Coming in September!

The collection of Disney Princess Pop! Keychains
and Pop!s continues with a new wave of Disney Princesses.

Pop! Keychain: Disney Princess

Take these lovely Disney princesses with you on the go!

Now featured as Pop! Keychains, comes Mulan,
Jasmine, Cinderella, and Rapunzel!

Collect them this Fall!

Coming in September!

Pop! Disney: Disney Princess W2

This series features a new take on a
few of your favorite Disney Princesses,
Mulan, Merida, Aurora, and Jasmine all receive
a revamped version, showing off in gorgeous gowns!

Look for the Aurora chase piece, featured in a blue dress!
A rarity of 1-in-6.

Collect them all this Fall!

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Funko’s Stranger Things Rides

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Dorbz Ride: Stranger Things

Netflix original series Stranger Things now joins Dorbz rides!

This series features Hopper in his Sheriff
Deputy Truck, ready to help save Hawkins.
In addition, Brenner driving in Hawkins utility van!

Add them both to your collection this fall,
and prepare to watch Stranger Things Season 2,
only on Netflix!

Coming this Fall!

 

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Bucky O’ Hare Preview

Posted on: August 12, 2017

Straight from NJ Collector’s Con was a case full of Boss Fight Studios’ Bucky O’Hare wave 1 with new bios from Creator Larry Hama.

 

Stealth Mission Bucky

Bucky O’ Hare

 

Both Buckys have 20 points of articulation and come with 3 changeable faces and 6 changeable hands.

First Mate Jenny

Translucent Jenny

 

Dead-Eye Duck

 

Bucky O’ Hare and Jenny are currently available for pre-order at Boss Fight Studios store and will be released this fall.  I can tell you that seeing these figures up close that these are the figures that every Bucky Fan deserves so order yours today.

 

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Mezco One:12 Ascending Knight Batman

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective’s Batman starts here. Batman—Ascending Knight is part of a trilogy: A beginning, a middle and an end. The Ascending Knight is Batman in his first year; designed to be contemporary but still have a first appearance feel. This is the Batman of 10 years ago, as he just began his war on crime. 

At the start of his crime-fighting career Bruce Wayne is still working things out, finding what works and what doesn’t. Some of his tech and gear is still a bit unfinished and raw. His Bat Suit is bulky, showing that he has not yet fine-tuned it.

Of course the design pays homage to Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics. The shape of his cowl, the shorter gloves and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by his original debut in the comics.

 

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BATMAN—ASCENDING KNIGHT FEATURES:

  • One (1) detailed Batman head portrait
  • One (1) detailed Bruce Wayne head portrait
  • A One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand-painted, authentic detailing
  • Over 16cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including:
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
    • One (1) grappling-hook holding hand (R)

 

COSTUME:

  • Cowled Head
  • Spandex outfit with body armor detail
  • Leather-like cape
  • 3D chest insignia
  • Spiked wrist cuffs and SAP gloves
  • Utility belt with grapple gun holster
  • Highly detailed tactical boots

 

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) grappling gun  
  • One (1) closed grappling hook for grappling gun 
  • One (1) open grappling hook for grappling gun
  • One (1) open grappling hook with attached rope 
  • Six (6) Batarangs
  • One (1) heavy assault Batarang (Bat-brick)
  • One (1) tranq-dart wrist crossbow
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

 

Each One:12 Collective Batman—Ascending Knight figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.  Get yours today Mezco Toyz

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BLUEFIN is now the North American distributor for Flame Toys

Posted on: August 9, 2017

BLUEFIN BECOMES THE OFFICAL NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR FLAME TOYS AND OPENS

PRE-ORDERS FOR TRANSFORMERS “DRIFT” FIGURE

 

New Hong Kong-Based Toy Brand Marks Its First Product Release Of The Autobot Drift As Depicted In The Popular IDW Transformers Comic; Officially Licensed 8 Inch Figure Features High Quality Die-Cast Construction And LED Light-Up Displays

 

Anaheim, CA, August 1, 2017 –Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces that it has become an official distributor for Hong Kong-based Flame Toys. Bluefin is also pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the first Flame Toys product – the Drift Transformers figure.

 

Set for release in January 2018, this extraordinary rendering is officially licensed and depicts the Autobot Drift as he is seen in the beloved IDW Transformers comic book series. The Drift figure represents a pinnacle of collectibles design and stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release will be a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses.

The Drift Transformers figure from Flame Toys will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now. MSRP will be $299.99.

 

 

About Bluefin:

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Capcom, and is also an official provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Blitzway Studios, Flame Toys, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL, Storm Collectibles, and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.

 

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Mondo TMNT Donatello figure review

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Mondo has done it again and released the next figure in their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ line, Donatello 1:6 action figure.

As with all of the figures in this line, it based on the original Eastman and Laird comics from the 80s.  There are two versions of this figure, a Mondo exclusive (which includes Donatello’s Anti-Gravity Gun from the Micro series Donatello issue 1) and a regular release without.  The version we will be reviewing is the exclusive Mondo version.

 

The figure comes in a solid bookend box where the cover opens up to reveal the figure and his accessories through a window.  This box is similar to the Mondo Leonardo box including the rear artwork by Jason Edmiston.  The front cover shows the Turtle’s inventor/genius Donatello.  (As you can see in the lower left corner is the Mondo sticker informing the consumer that this is the Mondo exclusive)

Upon opening the front flap of the figure you can see a “blueprint” of the figure, his main weapon the Bo staff and an Utrom commander.  On the right side you see the Donatello figure with accessories: Ray gun, baby turtle and alternate head.

These figures are in the 1:6 scale which stands about 10 inches.  The sculpt is similar to the Leonardo sculpt but with a different color scheme.  Donatello has a much darker skin tone than Leonardo.  The body also has a “comic” color wash to represent the original comic book.  The feet are the correct size to hold the weight and girth of the figure.  You won’t need a stand as these figures can stand by themselves.  The sculpt really details the original Eastman and Laird look of the Turtles when they first appeared in their  black and white independent comic.

The belt around his waist is made of a sturdy pliable plastic.

Caution:  Be careful when using the holster on the belt.  It will hold the staff but be gentle when removing and inserting the staff into the belt holster.

(When we removed the figure from its plastic packaging the holster on the belt fell off.  We used some temporary tape to hold it in place when taking the pictures)  We also noticed some cracking on his knee pad.  It didn’t effect his articulation but just be careful when posing the figure.

 

One of the great features on these figures are the customizing options, specifically the changeable heads and hands.  Included on this figure is the Purple bandanna cartoon head and the Red bandanna comic head.  Both heads can easily be changed by attaching the head to a ball joint on the figure.  Both heads fit snuggly onto the body.  The ball joint feature provides full rotation of the attached head which allows for unique customization.  Rotating the head while attached is not recommended because the head will come off, its best to position the head prior to attaching it to the body.

(Leonardo sculpt shown; same sculpt)

 CARTOON HEAD

COMIC HEAD

 

The articulation is similar to that of the Leonardo figure.  You have articulation and joints on the shoulders, bi-ceps, elbow, hands,  thighs, ankle rockers and double joints on the knees.  All this articulation is perfect for getting your figure into some unique turtle poses.

Unlike my Leonardo figure, Donatello’s joints were loose especially on the legs which made it difficult to pose the legs correctly.  It did take some time to rotate the joints to where I wanted them so please be careful when moving the parts around and try not to be forceful.

The hands are tight enough to hold his staff and other accessories such as the ninja stars.

 

Donatello also comes with interchangeable climbing hands, “thumbs up” hand, ninja stars, grabbling hook and his anti-gravity gun that he used in his micro comic series.

 

 

 

Exclusive to this Mondo set includes Donatello’s Anti-Gravity gun that was featured in his Micro series Donatello -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1

The gun is made out of a very pliable plastic which helps when attaching the gun to Donatello’s arm but its a little tricky to attach it.  (More on that below) It has a nice black wash which compliments the details on the gun.

In order to attach the gun to his hand, you would first remove his right hand from his arm and remove the handle from the gun.

Insert the hand into the gun (this is where the pliability really works to your advantage), next insert the handle back into the gun through the inserted hand.

Reattach the hand to the arm.

 

Bonus accessories included in both versions are an Ultrom commander and a Donatello Baby turtle.

 

Donatello looks great as part of this line but he does have some quality issues, such as the loose joints, the fragile belt and extremity pads.  Hopefully these will be corrected when they release Michelangelo and Raphael.

The playability on this figure is somewhat disappointing because I will use great caution when I change his pose and hope it will stay and not break.  I will try to glue the holster back onto the belt.

Other than the QC issues this is a great looking figure and the accessories help make up for the negatives.  Donatello has many different ways to customize his look.  He can be a ninja or a ray gun toting mutant hero in space.  You can even recreate scenes from the comics which is always fun to do.  I am still glad I purchased this figure and look forward to completing the set, as always have fun with this figure, just be careful when moving him around.

Similar to Leonardo Donatello is retailing for $150.00 at online retailers as Mondo has sold out of this figure.

 

 

Special thanks to Speculative Fiction (www.specfictionshop.com) for the speedy service.

 

 

 

 

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