Soap Studio has released a 1:12 scale R/C Tumbler from The Dark Knight. The Tumbler features 11 LEDs in the Cockpit, which also features sound effects, and is remote controlled to open or close. An adjustable 480p night vision camera is featured onboard the Tumbler, which can also take pictures and record video. It also features a voice intercom function, and controllablbe jet-power mode to increase speed to up to 30%. The whole thing is controllable with an iOS or Android app through WiFi, with a cover distance of 25 meters.
Archive for the ‘Toys’ Category
Headplay Toys is releasing a “realistic” take on Popeye the Sailor as a 12″ figurine. Limited to just 500 pieces, the figurines are reportedly not articulated, but pretty badass looking all the same.
You can get yours here: tenacious-toys.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-inch-popeye-sailor-by-headplay-toys.html
The U.S. Army has lent their license to Florida-based Best-Lock Construction Toys. Sets include a Sherman tank, attack helicopter, and desert truck.
Check out this awesome Samurai Stormtrooper figurine. It looks like it’s a Japanese exclusive, but if your local comic book store is anything like mine they’ll likely be carrying it all the same. There’s also this awesome Samurai Vader:
Entertainment Earth is offering a pre-order on this upcoming action figure of the Xenomorph Queen from Aliens. Measuring 30″ x 15″, the Xenomorph Queen features 30 points of articulation including a fully poseable tail, and also comes with two interchangeable inner mouths, and a display stand. The Queen is also completely in-scale with the Alien 7-inch action figure line.
The Xenomorph Queen figure will be available January 2015.
Available for pre-order from Project Triforce, this replica is a fully licensed full scale model of the Plasma Rifle from the Halo series. Cast in polystone, it is hand-finished and hand-painted, weights 15 lbs, and comes with working LED effects. Limited to just 500 pieces.
Coming soon from Hot Toys is this 1/6 scale figure of John Matrix from ‘Commando’. Standing at approximately 12.5 inches (32cm) tall, with 26 points of articulation, this highly detailed figure features a newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression including detailed wrinkles, skin texture, and war paint. It comes with the following list of accessories:
- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) right palm for gun holding
- One (1) right palm for holding rocket launcher holding
- One (1) left palm for holding knife
- One (1) left palm for supporting machine gun
- One (1) left palm for supporting rocket launcher
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) black and green-camouflaged colored tactical vest
- One (1) green camouflage thigh holster
- One (1) pair of green colored cargo pants
- One (1) beige colored belt- One (1) pair of black boots
- One (1) articulated rocket launcher
- One (1) machine gun
- One (1) shotgun
- One (1) submachine gun
- One (1) pistol
- Two (2) claymore mine with two (2) remote detonators
- Three (3) knifes
- Three (3) grenade
- Twelve (12) round of ammos
- One (1) black watch
- One (1) pair of green binoculars- Two (2) green shoulder pouches
- Figure base with movie logo and John Matrix nameplate
Man, these things just keep getting more and more detailed, don’t they?
Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.
He comes equipped with the following accessories:
- Two interchangeable heads
- Six pairs of interchangeable hands
- Dual katanas
- One knife
- Two grenades
- One suppressed ‘Whoop Ass-ault rifle’
- Dual pistols
Additionally, Sideshow Collectables is offering an exclusive Zombiepool head included with the figure if purchased through their web store.
Available for pre-order now at www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-deadpool-sideshow-collectibles-1001781.
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.
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.