Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has announced a 1/12th scale ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set. Part of Hot Toys’ new MMS Compact series, this set consists of high detailed miniatures, including ‘The Bat’ aircraft, with remote controlled LEDs and spinning propeller function, 1/12th scale Batman and Catwoman collectable figures, and the fusion reactor.
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In what is an announcement unfortunately devoid of much information, Sideshow Collectables has revealed that they’ll soon be offering collectables based on Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, from the original Evil Dead trilogy. The only image released so far is the above teaser image. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Think laser tag, but with foam swords, and you have a pretty good idea with Sabertron is all about. Sabertron employs an accelerometer to detect when and what the sword has impacted. Wireless communication between blades shares this information, which in turn tells the blade when a player has lost health, measured by LED light strips on the handle. The core of the blade is made of ultra-durable polycarbonate plastic, being near indestructible while weighing less than a pound with the foam blade cover. Currently up for funding on Kickstarter, they’ve (unsurprisingly) already reached their goal, but contributing opens up special deals and pricing as usual.
I picked up this vaguely Kalashnikov-esque rubber band gun at a shop near the boardwalk today. The back up rear sight and sling is a nice touch, and it shoots rubber bands pretty damn well. They also had a pistol on display, but how could I resist the call of the long gun?
Disappointed at the lack of a civilian-legal variant of the MP7 yet not in the market for an airsoft variant? Then you might want to check out this flat-pack firearm kit for a paper MP7A1. Made entirely from die-cut thick white card, fully built it features an extendable stock, removable magazine, and folding front grip. Best of all it’s even sized like a real MP7A1.
Mattel is looking to take a piece of the foam dart blaster market with their upcoming BoomCo line. There isn’t much information on the individual blasters, but there seems to be a lot of accessories, and the blasters use ‘smart stick’ darts.
Launching Summer 2014.
This collectable Metal Gear REX figure from Metal Gear Solid was developed in collaboration with Team Kojima and Konami. Standing in at 19 inches when fully extended, and 14 inches when sitting, the REX figure comes with light up components and a 23-inch long rail gun, which in the game was designed as a nuclear weapon launch platform. Expected to ship September 2014.
Funko and Super7 are bringing back the retro Kenner-style 3 3/4 inch action figure with the ReAction line. The figures feature 5 points of articulation, just like the original Kenner figures. Popular franchises including Escape From New York, Back to the Future, Terminator, and Predator make up the line, often times with multiple figures representing the properties. The figures will start releasing in April, with more figures releasing throughout the year.
Available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth: www.entertainmentearth.com/ReActionfigures
Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.
Hot Toys 1/6th scale Batman Armory features movable armory doors, movable armory shelves, and a light up function on armory ceiling with remote control.
The set comes with a collectable Batman figure. The head has Parallel Eyeball Rolling System and 4 sculpted interchangeable lower part of faces. The complex body features fabric material covered with armor. The figure also comes with 1 Batsuit collar, 1 black cape, 1 pair of boots, and 6 pieces of interchangeable gloved palms.
- One (1) surudoi saw
- One (1) nunchuck
- One (1) cutter
- Two (2) smoke bombs
- Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
- Three (3) grappling guns
- Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
- Four (4) mini mines
- Six (6) ninja spikes
- Eight (8) Batarangs
- One (1) set of wire
- One (1) antidote injector
- One (1) drill
- One (1) set of drill bits
- One (1) big hook
- Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
- Three (3) utility belts
- Three (3) gun holders
- Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
- Four (4) hooks
- Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
- Fourteen (14) mini canisters
- Fifteen (15) pouches
- Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
- Armory stand with the movie logo
Release date: Quarter 2 – Quarter 3 2014
There is currently a Kickstarter page up for a fully-automatic rubber band machine gun. CNC machined from birch plywood, it has a total capacity of 672 rubber bands, launched from 16 barrels at a rate of 14 shots per second. The trigger mechanism is electric, powered by 5 AA batteries. The finished product will come with a display rack and 700 spare bands.
Forgive me for now knowing the property this comes from, but it’s too unique not to write about. This action figure comes with the following accessories:
1x Camouflage clothing
1x Gas mask
1x SPC Vest
1x MOLLE Pouch
1x Dump Pouch
1x Anti noise earphone
1x Rifle sling
1x AK gun
4x Chocolate stick
At the time of writing, only one remains in stock
Back in the late 70s, Women’s Day magazine ran an article detailing a DIY space station playset that was perfect for the initial run of Kenner Star Wars action figures. An article the Star Wars Collectors Archive website not only details the history of the playset, but also includes instructions, should you have the desire to build a set for yourself.
We purchased and constructed the Chopper Strike, RIB Beach Assault, and Mountain Recon Call of Duty Mega Bloks sets. The three sets were fairly easy to put together, although the Chopper Strike set was missing a couple of critical parts and required some workarounds to build up. The “super poseable micro action figures” are also a bit of a pain to snap together, and they come loose easily when handled, especially at the torso/leg joint. It’s pretty cool, however, how detailed they can be, with all the gear options they can be equipped with. Also, the faux-M4s the figures come with can swap magazines, stocks, and barrels, and can be further accessorized with scopes and suppressors.
Overall, I would have preferred the sets had more of a LEGO-level quality to them, given they are Mega Bloks brand, but if you like your building block sets with a more military oriented focus, then these aren’t a bad option.
The Covert Force Tactical Helmet is nothing more than a toy, but a pretty cool one all the same. It features the “CLIP TRAK” system, which lets the user attach a number of accessories including a helmet scope, night scope, and light to the helmet. The package also includes a collectable dog tag and ‘top secret mission’ which includes an online code for a website unlockable. The only issue with the model we got is the straps were threaded through the buckles wrong and sewn together, so it was impossible to properly adjust them without taking the stitching apart, but it’s just a toy.
The dynamic duo is back! 1/6th scale models of Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin (sold separately) from the 1966 Batman movie are available from Hot Toys. These highly-detailed models feature 30 points of articulation, screen accurate mask sculpts, and multiple movie accurate accessories; Bats comes with shark repellant and can even do the ‘Batusi‘!
Mega Bloks, everyone’s favorite LEGO clone, has made a habit of handling properties that the Danish toy giant wouldn’t; examples include: Halo, World of Warcraft, and now Call of Duty. Seen above is the Drone Attack set, which comes with an A.G.R., or Autonomous Ground Robot, and a kitted-up soldier. This and other sets, which include a boat set, tank set, and snowmobile set, are available for purchase/pre-order from Toys Я Us.
The Prime Evil, Diablo, makes for a pretty kick ass statue. Limited to 2000 pieces, this collectable statue of Diablo, from the game series of the same name, comes in at over 20 inches tall and is hand painted. Also, it lights up! It’s estimated to ship this November.
The NERF Rebelle line is a series that consists of rebranded blasters and accessories to better appeal to young girls. The line features products colored with light pinks, purples, and whites and darts with light colors and special designs. I have no problem whatsoever with young girls playing with NERF blasters (they can be a lot of fun), but do girls already playing with blasters even care about the branding? And does Hasbro expect to draw in girls that don’t play with blasters because these happen to look ‘pretty’? Maybe I’m wrong and they’ll be a big hit, but it just sees kinda silly to me.
We just picked up the second in the Zombie Strike line, the Hammershot blaster. It’s a single-action revolver with a five dart capacity. The top rail lets you use other N-Strike accessories, and it features Zombie Strike branding, including the obligatory taped-up post-apocalyptic grip; still too colorful for my tastes, but it is a toy for kids so that’s just me being nitpicky. It shoots pretty far and despite being single-action you’ll still go through the limited capacity fairly quickly; the trigger’s also pretty sensitive. It’s a Target exclusive, so you can pick one up there.
The Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter power edition has dual HD batteries that allow a flight time of up to 36 minutes without a charge. An on-board front-facing camera is capable of capturing 720p HD video and stills. It’s designed to work with all AR.Drone 2.0 apps for iOS and Android devices; it’s Wi-Fi capable out to 165 feet from the device. It can be customized with Black, Red, Blue and Orange propellers.
We recently purchased the first in the line of NERF Z-Strike zombie-themed blasters and toys. This is the Sledgefire. It’s a break-action blaster that fires three zombie strike darts at a time, loaded via a shell. The stock can hold up to three of these shells, a nine dart capacity, in addition to a shell in the chamber; the Sledgefire comes with three shells standard. It’s a bit bright and colorful for a “zombie” themed blaster, although it does have the obligatory ‘taped-up grip’ so often featured in post-apocalyptic scenarios and has branding reminding you it is in fact a Z-Strike blaster. It also features the NERF rail system standard with the N-Strike line for the attachment of additional accessories. The way it loads reminds me of the Storm PSR from Black Ops II.
This is the Machete [Machete Machete*] and the Z-Strike Z-Bombs. Fitting in a bit better with the “zombie” theme, the Machete [Machete Machete] has a duller color pallet, with a ‘taped-up’ grip and Z-Strike branding; I don’t think I need to mention it’s made of foam, but I will anyway. The Z-bombs are the most interesting part of the line, so far. They’re foam throwing projectiles, but some of them are pretty wild. From left to right: a half-football stuffed with three sticks of dynamite, some kind of explosive shell/grenade, a good-ole’-fashioned taped-up brickbat, and a sawblade.
The Slegeshot is a Target stores exclusive. I’m pretty sure you can find the Machete [Machete Machete] and the Z-bombs in other shops, although the line isn’t featured on the official NERF page yet.
*The packaging the Machete, and the rest of the line, comes in is tri-lingual: English, French, and Spanish. Since machete is spelled the same in all three languages, the name repeats itself three times.
Star Trek Into Darkness is coming out for home release soon, and Amazon is offering an exclusive blu-ray set that comes with a replica starfleet phaser. Made using the same molds Quantum Mechanix used when creating the prop phasers for the movie, the replica phaser is made from solid polystone core enrobed in metal plating with several finishes — brushed aluminum, gun metal, and chrome. The replica is spring-loaded with an active locking mechanism that allows the phaser to be switched from stun to kill. Too bad they aren’t selling the replica separate.
Nerf is getting into the zombie game with their upcoming line of Zombie Strike blasters. Details include the Zombie Strike logo and wooden and tape decorations, to give each blaster that ‘post-apocalyptic’ DIY repair feel. Two blasters, the above Hammershot and the Sledgefire, will be available September 1st at Target stores. The rest of the line, which includes a crossbow, more blasters, targets, and a sword, will be available through the rest of 2013 into 2014.
hat tip: io9.com – Zombie Strike Line
I made a bit of a blunder yesterday; turns out the original GPNVG I posted was only a 1/6th scale model. These, however, are in fact full sized. The GPNVG18 Dummy (Standard Version) by Spartan Airsoft Tactical is made from ABS plastic and (sadly) features no powered components. There was also a deluxe version that did light up, but it was limited to 800 pieces, so it could be quite a bit harder to get a hold of a set.