Huntly’s Paper Warplanes are a collection of historic warplanes utilized by Britain, France, and the USA through WWI and WWII. The plane kits are manufactured using computer graphical design, which allows for more intricate models, and even the construction of biplanes.
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As expected of Hot Toys, they’re producing highly detailed 1/6 scale figures of Finn and the way-cooler-than-he-has-any-right-to-be-for-a-stormtrooper Riot Control Trooper from Star Wars: Episode VII. Both figures are approximately 12 inches tall, with over 30 points of articulation, and come with movie-accurate clothing and accessories, as well as interchangeable hands. They’re currently available for pre-order, with a projected release date of Q2 – Q3, 2016.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has a pre-order up for the First Order Flametrooper from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. The figure is 1/6 scale, and comes complete with a hexagonal stand with the First Order emblem.
Elastic Precision is a company that makes some of the absolute slickest looking rubber band guns I’ve ever seen. Although they offer a great looking 1911, and an equally cool MP5, in honor of the upcoming Spectre, I’d figure the PPK would be the most appropriate product to feature.
-Modeled after the classic Walther PPK handgun
-Made from solid Wood (Available in White Oak and in Walnut)
-Semi-automatically fires 5 rubber bands at up to 20 feet
-Comes with 50 rubber bands
-Easy to load and shoot
The Adventure Force ‘Detonator’ (The Rifle of Detonating – says it right on the package) is a thin, foam toy rifle that makes automatic fire sounds when you pull the trigger. If Minecraft had a rifle, it’d look exactly like this. Might be a good option for general play, or accompanying a child’s Halloween costume if they’re dressed up as a Soldier.
Adventure Force doesn’t have their own website, but you can typically find their products at either Wal-Mart, or on Amazon.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for September is Summon themed, and features products based around summoning creatures (and in one case, a car).
Contained within the Summon crate is:
– Greenlight Collectibles Supernatural 1967 Chevy Impala
– Homer Simpson Golden Buddha
– Pokemon Laplander Hat
– Hearthstone Foam Stress Ball
– Hearthstone Coin And Card Pack Code
– Loot Crate Summon Button
Suck UK is selling these giant-sized Green Army Men for use as a doorstop or bookend, depending on the model.
These do ship to the US, for those who are interested.
Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball that can be controlled with your mobile device. BB-8 is the new R2-D2. Thanks to the power of marketing, both have been combined into a licensed technological offering that added $20 to the MSRP when compared to the original. All snark aside, it’s a pretty neat little toy. The head stays level while the spherical portion moves, and according to the manufacturer “BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.”
A more zen variation of your typical Little Green Army Men, the Yoga Joes are made of ABS plastic, varying 1″ – 3″ in height. They even come in packaging with a bamboo floor.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for July is the Heroes 2 theme, and features ‘comic book, television, and video game heroes’ items.
Included within this month’s box is:
GOOD ART HLYWD has put a pricier spin on the classic Little Green Army Men with their Silver Army Men line. All the classic molds are available, but now cast in sterling silver. Available individually, or as a complete set.
Gentle Giant had an impressive list of exclusives at this year’s SDCC, including this 12″ G.I. Joe ‘Grunt’ figure.
Essentially an upscaled model of the original ‘Grunt’ 3.75″ figure, this particular figure came in a sturdy wooden lock box.
Inside, the figure is stored in a cushioned cutout, with his backpack, helmet, and service rifle on the opposite side. An awesome addition to any G.I. Joe fan’s collection.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate, however, is unique, as it can only be obtained at SDCC 2015, and is limited to only 2000 sets.
Contained within the ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate is:
Additionally, 20 of the ‘Cosmic’ crates featured a special “chase item”, a Space Invader Ballpoint Pen. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive one of the lucky crates, but even without the pen it’s a pretty solid selection of items.
Mega Bloks line is also taking full advantage of some licensing their competitors wouldn’t ever consider adding to their fold.
I don’t have a lot of experience with the BOOMco line, but licensing the Halo property to make a line of dart launchers is a strong move on Mattel’s part.
The line consists of several blasters modeled after iconic Halo weapons from both the Human and Covenant forces, designed to fire foam-tipped darts. A consistent claim throughout the packaging of the blasters is their capability to fire up to 70 feet.
This particular set, the USNC Covenant Battle Pack, is actually available for sale at the convention. I did manage to pick up a set, but I’ll have to wait until I get back to the headquarters before I do a hands-on review.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The ‘Creature’ Lootcrate, however, is unique, as it can only be obtained at SDCC 2015, and is limited to only 10,000 sets.
Contained within the ‘Creature’ Lootcrate is:
Tomorrow, the contents of the ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate will be unveiled on TFB.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for June is the Cyber theme, and features ‘robotic and cyborg’ items.
Included within this month’s box is:
and best of all
Funko, under their ReAction line, is releasing a line of Jaws figurines, including a pretty impressive looking Jaws, given the intentional… lack of detail that the ReAction line offers.
And, if you’re attending SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) this year, you can pick up the bloody variant seen below.
This commercial from 1964 is for the Johnny Seven OMA, the ultimate 7-in-1 One Man Army weapons platform. Those of you looking to score one for yourself will have to do some digging around; $675 will net you one right now, complete with the box and original instructions.
The latest in Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of licensed Star Wars figures, this highly-detailed Boba Fett figurine comes in at approximately 10.25″ tall, and is made of pre-painted PVC.
It comes complete with the following accessories: Heavy Blaster, Blast Pistol, 2 Knives, Fire Artillery Parts, 2 Jet Parts, and 4 Optional Hand Parts.
The figure was available for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store, however those got sold out really quick. The expected release date is sometime in July 2015, so keep an eye out around then if you’re interested.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for May is the Unite theme, and features ‘team-centric’ items.
Included within the box is an exclusive Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Green/White Ranger t-shirt, a Rick and Morty-themed puzzle, Marvel-themed shoelaces, an ice cube tray, and a vehicle decal, Team Fortress 2 pins, an exclusive issue of MAD magazine, an exclusive issue of the Bravest Warriors comic, and a ‘unite’-themed pin and Loot Crate magazine.
Depicting the battle between the Mutant Gang Leader and Batman in the iconic ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ by Frank Miller, this special set is limited to just 1000 pieces, and currently up for pre-order. It will also be sold at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, so this is the only chance most of us will have to buy it.
The Deluxe Boxed Set contains:
– Battle Damaged Batman figure with an exclusive head sculpt, torn exclusive variant costume, alternate hands and exclusive “Knock-Out Foam” accessory designed to fit over his enemy’s face.
– Exclusive “first look” Mutant Leader with a variant dirtied up paint application to enhance the realistic battle in the junk yard, alternate hands and crowbar accessory.
– A Polystone cold casted display base of the Gotham City Junk Yard, over 10 inches long with felt footing.
– Packed in a large, closed box with a specially die-cut slip cover and utilizing the One:12 Collective’s collector friendly no- twist-tie packing method for easy in and out of box displaying.
ThinkGeek is selling a roleplay weapon version of Merle’s Knife Hand from The Walking Dead. Made of ABS plastic, it features an internal handle for ease of use, a retractable Mauser bayonet, and adjustable faux leather straps.