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Sideshow Collectables – Alien Queen Maquette

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Adding to the list of extravagant desk pieces is Sideshow Collectables’ upcoming Alien Queen Maquette. Designed in conjunction with Legacy Effects, a noted American special effects studio, this maquette comes in at 19″ tall, featuring a highly-detailed Xenomorph queen atop an intricate egg chamber base, and surrounded by eggs, Facehuggers, and two Xenomorph warriors. The collectable is made of polystone, polyresin, ABS, and PVC, and comes in at $1100 with an estimated arrival of April 2019 – June 2019, so any pre-orders will be waiting at least a year for this one.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/aliens-alien-queen-sideshow-collectibles-300267

HasLab – Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Crowdfunding has become so mainstream and ubiquitous that even larger companies have started to take advantage of it to offer unique and limited products to people willing to put money up to see those products realized. Such is the case with Hasbro and HasLab, “[their] new crowdsourcing platform that hopes to bring dream products into the hands of fans.” In this case, HasLab is being used to offer The Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge from ‘Return of the Jedi’, under the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Line. The Khetanna as designed will come in at roughly 49″ long, 14.5″ wide, and 17″ tall, with a total weight of 13.89 lbs. It features a highly-detailed interior and exterior with soft cloth sails, and is sized for 3.75″ scale figures, and even comes with a Jabba the Hutt figure. The Khetanna will come in premium deco, vintage packaging, and a 64-page booklet detailing the design and development of both the actual film set piece and the toy itself will be offered to backers.

Under the HasLab campaign, they are requiring at least 5000 backers, each of whom have to pony up $500 to secure a barge and booklet for themselves. They’re definitely appealing to the serious collector market and nostalgia for this one.

www.hasbrolab.com

Star Wars – Custom Made Wood Millennium Falcon

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Made by Etsy store lovemycustomwood, this Millennium Falcon model comes in at 32 1/2″ x 21 1/2″, and is carved from solid white cedar. The shop also offers other Star Wars themed pieces, including a smaller Falcon at half the price, various SW helmets, and an AT-AT and TIE Fighter.

www.etsy.com/listing/543392244/star-wars-large-32-12-in-long-millennium

FigureBase – Trickyman TM001 Seal Team 6 Squad Leader

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The Trickyman TM001 SEAL Team 6 Squad Leader figure comes in at 5″ tall, with a super deformed style design. Highly articulated, it comes complete with a helmet w/ NVD, combat vest, rifle, pistol, and, get this, a removable beard.

www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/67320

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Trooper Eddie Vinyl Figure

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This is a Vinyl figure of Eddie, the Iron Maiden mascot, wearing his iconic Red Coat uniform from the cover art for ‘The Trooper’ single, itself a song based on the Charge of the Light Brigade. It stands about 4″ tall, and comes in a window box. Would make for a great collectable, or an interesting desk piece.

www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/69018

Fools Paradise – Super Professional

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

A creation of underground toy maker Fools Paradise, Super Professional is one of the more interesting cross-overs I’ve ever seen, combining Super Mario with Leon: The Professional. The set is made of Vinyl and PVC, with the Leon figure approximately 30cm in height, so it’s actually a fairly large set.

Oh, and unfortunately this one is sold out at the time of writing; 398 pieces do go quick.

But, seriously, how great is it that a Bullet Bill is the can on Mario/Leon’s pistol?

doublefools.blogspot.com/2018/01/super-professional

Yoga Joes

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Yoga Joes were featured on the site about 2 years ago, however the line has expanded since then with multiple series, including ‘Advanced Yoga Joes’, and even a ‘Big Meditating Yoga Joe’:

www.yogajoes.com

TFB Christmas Gift Idea – Bandai – Star Wars PG 1/72 Millennium Falcon (A New Hope) Model Kit

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Yeah, you’re going to see a lot of Star Wars on here in the coming weeks, what with Episode VIII coming out (very) soon, and Disney pumping out the licensed products like clockwork.

Anyway, Bandai Japan is releasing a meticulously-detailed 1/72 scale model of the Millennium Falcon under their ‘Perfect Grade’ series, which is their line of meticulously-detailed plastic model kits. Made of ABS plastic, the kit is based on “thorough research of the 67-inch studio model used in [A New Hope]”. That translates to photo-etched parts, water-transfer decals, and an LED unit which illuminates the engines, landing gear, cockpit, and boarding ramp. It also includes seated Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, and C-3PO figurines.

The best part? No glue required!

The price? Four Benjamins, but this is a hobby-grade, highly-detailed model, so that price isn’t unexpected.

You can get one here: www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/64761

GEIO, The World’s 1st FPS Battle Bot With Visual Recognition

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

First it’s “Oh, here’s a neat toy with AI that lets it track targets.”, then it’s an army of 50-foot tall versions of this thing with on-board laser canons and missile launchers, actively subjugating humanity like Skynet in the Terminator series.

In all seriousness though, this looks pretty cool. If you want one for yourself, its currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, linked below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085341127/geio-a-fps-battle-bot-with-visual-recognition

Machination Studio – Schnauzer Armored Walker On Kickstarter

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is a scale model mechanized dieselpunk walking tank, from a model/toy line called Codename Colossus. The first ‘Colossus’ walking tank to be produced from the Imperial German faction, the Schanuzer is 21 cm tall, with a realistic walking action, spinning Gatling gun, and cannon motion. It features a series of mechanical gears and cams, all driven by a single motor, powered by 4 AA-sized batteries.

Two colors of the Schnauzer will be produced through this funding campaign: green with Grenzjäger (Border Patrol) markings, and grey with Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard) markings.

For more information on this project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/machinationstudio/schnauzer-armored-walker

Sideshow Collectables – Life Size K-2SO

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Rogue One was pretty great, and one of its best characters is K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial security droid with the snarky attitude. For those of us to whom money is no object, Sideshow Collectables is releasing a “life size” K-2SO figurine for you to proudly display in your location of choice. And when they say “life size”, they mean it; K-2SO stands at 94″ (~8 ft.) tall, and features weathered and detailed armor, red and yellow details on his shoulders and panels, and an Empire logo on his shoulder. The statue is made of fiberglass, resin, and non-descript metal, with a poseable head and light-up eyes.

This is (understandably) a limited edition piece, with a hefty price tag of… wait for it… $8900. But, luckily for any prospective buyers, there’s an affordable payment plan; just $801 a month, and, get this, the shipping is free!

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-k-2so-sideshow-collectibles-400319

ThinkGeek – Marvel Thor’s Hammer 4′ Oversized Foam Prop

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Mighty Mjölnir, indeed.

This is one of those products that is just crazy enough that it has to be mentioned. It happens to be a comically oversized Mjölnir, specifically a foam prop based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe depiction of Thor’s legendary hammer. Weighing in at 20 lbs., featuring dimensions of 25.4″ x 16.8″ x 47.8″, this prop is fairly hefty for a foam piece, with a hefty price to match: $249.99.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jttu

Ludens 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

If you’re wondering who Ludens, AKA (The Playing Man) is, he’s the current Kojima Productions mascot, created to replace the Foxhound logo after the studio’s split from Konami; Hideo Kojima, namesake of the studio, is the mastermind behind the Metal Gear video game series. The Ludens figure is the creation of Hong Kong-based Sentinel Toys. Highly detailed in its construction, this figure utilizes a specially-designed inner frame, providing Ludens with 46 points of articulation, and an EVA suit made of ABS, PVC and real cloth. Additional features include light up functions, moving eyes, a smoke visor to replace the standard clear visor, a lance, beam flag, and three sets of hands.

Currently available for pre-order from D4 Toys, with an expected release date of March 2018.

www.d4toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=426_463&product_id=658

Barrett – 1/6 Scale MRAD Rifle Figurine Accessory

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Barrett partnered with Mission Specific Equipment, a noted manufacturer of 1/6 Scale Action Figures, Parts, and Accessories, and produced a limited edition run of 1/6 Scale MRAD Rifles. These rifle models are perfectly sized to use with 12″ figurines, and came with the following accessories:

1x Rifle Stand
1x Tactical Bipod
1x Long Range Rifle Scope
1x PEQ
5x Rifle Magazines
1x Rail System Set

The rifle models were available in four colors: FDE, MRB, OD Green, and Tungsten Grey. Unfortunately, they’re long sold out by now, so if you’re looking to add these to your collection you might want to keep your eyes open on various collector and auction sites.

store.barrett.net/search.aspx?searchterm=toy

Bandai – Marvel Manga Realization War Machine

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Bandai’s latest update to the Marvel Manga Realization series is a Samurai’d War Machine. This highly detailed and articulated figurine comes in at 6.9″ tall, and comes with 2 Pairs of optional hands, a katana, backpack, and stand. What I love most about this figure is the flintlock cannon and volley gun; period appropriate firearms to be sure, but man, that recoil and heft.

www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/62193

Funko – Rick And Morty Portal Gun Replica

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Rick and Morty season 3 is now over, but the merchandise continues to come out. Such is the case with this life sized replica portal gun from the series, made by Funko. It’s up for pre-order, and will be made available this coming December.

www.amazon.com/Funko-Rick-Morty-Toy-Portal/dp/B071GVGFQF

Ultimate Future RoboCop 7-Inch Scale Action Figure

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Did you know there was a RoboCop animated series? Yeah, pretty crazy, right? Well, this figure isn’t from that. Rather, it’s based on the Ultimate Future RoboCop from the Frank Miller comic RoboCop vs. The Terminator. The figure is 7 inches, features over 25 points of articulation, and comes with his standard Auto 9 pistol as an accessory; y’know, along with all the missiles and the minigun.

Available for pre-order on the Entertainment Earth website:

www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NC42077

Anovos – Star Trek Mirror Universe Tribble Plush

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Anovos is releasing a plush toy of the Mirror Universe Tribble from Star Trek. With all the multiplacative ability of the regular universe Tribble, but with the addition of pointy teeth, these Tribbles are nasty, with black and red fur, and they happen to love Klingons. Sadly, they aren’t rocking a goatee, but it is what it is.

The Mirror Universe Tribble will be available starting next month (which is only a couple days away).

www.anovos.com/products/star-trek-mirror-universe-tribble-plush

Hot Toys – 1/6 Scale Grand Moff Tarkin

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Hot Toys has another impressive-looking Star Wars 1/6 scale figurine coming out, this time of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, as he appeared in ‘A New Hope’. This figure features a newly developed head scuplt, a remarkable likeness of actor Peter Cushing, along with a cloth Imperial uniform, and Tarkin’s high back chair.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-grand-moff-tarkin-hot-toys-903111

GALAC-TAC (Green Wolf Gear Exclusive) Olive Drab Figure

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

We are currently living in a world where a company created an action figure based on a set of cosplay armor inspired by unarguably the most popular space fantasy series of all time.

Neat.

Based on Ryan B. Flowers’ GALAC-TAC, Mandalorian-inspired armor, this figure from Green Wolf Gear comes wearing a set of GALAC-TAC armor, with a launcher, and a combat uniform very clearly inspired by Crye’s G3 uniform set.

I reiterate: neat.

Available for pre-order at the link below:

www.greenwolfgear.com/product/14/galac-tac-(green-wolf-gear-exclusive)

Wooden H&K MP7 Replica

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Jenni Edwards, a UK-based artist, creates highly detailed laser cut and laminated scale models of modern firearms. Her works include 2 models of the SCAR which are currently in the FNH Belgian HQ, as well as MP7 models which were produced for the UK’s Royal Armouries. The latter model is what’s currently available for sale via Edwards’ Etsy shop, ‘Splintersell’. The model is made of maple and birch, and features fully moving parts, including:

  • Removable magazine
  • Retractable buttstock
  • Retractable charging handle
  • Trigger which releases the hammer

    The model also features a functioning green dot sight, a removable suppressor, and weapon accurate markings.

    www.etsy.com/listing/167338406/wooden-heckler-koch-mp7-made-out-of-a

    Thanks to ‘Allen’ for the tip!

  • World’s Largest Super Soaker

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

    YouTuber Mark Rober wasn’t satisfied with standard Super Soakers, so he developed a giant-sized Super Soaker which is capable of shooting at 2,400 psi and 243 mph. The video description also features the CAD files and build list, should you feel the need to build one of these monstrosities for yourself.

    Rubber Band Phaser

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

    Etsy shop DecolorisShop has a Star Trek-inspired Rubber Band Phaser. Made of laser cut wood, the Phaser is capable of shooting two rubber bands at a time, and comes complete with three themed targets: a Klingon, Ferengi, and the ever-popular Gorn. The shop also offers personalization by engraving initials, if you were looking to make one of these into a gift.

    www.etsy.com/listing/476177366/mens-birthday-gift-wooden-rubber-band

    Mezco – One:12 – Knightmare Batman

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

    Mezco, under their One:12 line, is releasing a movie-accurate 1:12 scale figurine of ‘Knightmare Batman’ from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, and comes with 3 interchangeable heads, 5 pairs of interchangeable hands, a 1911, a SCAR rifle, and an intricate costume which deserves a detailed list:

  • Removable goggles
  • Leather-look duster coat with integrated wire for dynamic posing
  • Fabric shemagh scarf
  • Sculpted bandana-wrapped gloves on each hand
  • Intricately tailored cloth outfit with battle damaged insignia
  • Utility belt with pouches
  • Thigh holster
  • Desert trousers with knee-pad detail
  • Sculpted boots
  • This particular figurine is available exclusively direct from Mezco, so you’ll have to put in a pre-order if you want one for yourself.

    www.mezcotoyz.com/item/76335/one-12-collective-knightmare-batman/1

    Spitball Blasterz On Kickstarter

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Spitball Blasterz is a project from Paper Shooters, Inc. currently up on Kickstarter for a toy blaster that shoots tissue paper spitballs. Sporting a vaguely AR-15 look, the blasterz are capable of shooting distances up to 65 ft, and load from a 16 spitball capacity flip mag. Paper Shooters also offers two options for ammunition: pre-packaged conical projectiles, or one can make their own ammo using an included mold.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/99269680/spitball-blasterztm-fire-tissue-paper-ammo-up-to-6