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Sideshow Collectables – Jack Burton 1/6 Scale Figure

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Sideshow has released a lot of awesome figures over the years, but in my (extremely biased) opinion, this one is easily one of the best: the 1/6 scale Jack Burton from ‘Big Trouble in Little China’. Coming in at 12″ in height, this highly-detailed figurine features a lifelike Jack Burton headsculpt (complete with mullet), multiple points of articulation, and some truly-impressive, movie-accurate clothing details, such as the laces on his boots, the included denim jacket, and even the stitching on his watch cuff.

The figure comes complete with Jack’s semi-auto TEC-9 pistol, Gerber TAC knife, multiple hand configurations, and a “Guardian” accessory figure, AKA the floating eyeball creature.

This figure is limited to 1500 units worldwide, and is available exclusively through Sideshow’s website.

www.sideshow.com/collectibles/big-trouble-in-little-china-jack-burton-sideshow-collectibles-100366

Chronicle Collectables – Terminator Genisys Endoskeleton

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a strong desire to own a life-sized T-800 Endoskeleton model, then Chronicle Collectibles has you covered.

Coming in at an impressive 78″ in height, the T-800 Endoskeleton model is based on its apperance in Terminator Genisys, and is based on both the original production molds, and digital files used for the film. Each figure will be custom made by hand, and features custom chrome plating, red LED eyes, and a removable brain chip, as well as limited articulation in the forearms and fingers.

The Terminator Genisys T-800 model is currently available for pre-order, and will be limited to 100 pieces.

chroniclecollectibles.com/collections/featured/products/endoskeleton

George Orwell 1984 – by Mear One x TIMEBANDITS

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

TIMEBANDITS Watches, who true to their name makes watches, but also dabbles in ‘art toys’, has released a limited run George Orwell 1984 figure. Designed in collaboration with Mear One, this figure depicts 20th century author George Orwell holding a copy of arguably his most well-known book, ‘1984’. This figure is limited to 33 units, and each is hand made and painted in Los Angeles, CA.

timebandits.myshopify.com/collections/custom-action-figures/products/george-orwell-1984-art-toy-by-mear-one-x-timebandits

Sideshow Collectables – The Punisher (War Machine Armor) 1/6 Scale Figure

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Ok, so it’s easy to be completely disconnected from the crazy, ever-shifting plotlines of modern comics, so in case you’re not familiar: the Punisher’s been a Frankenstein’s monster, given angelic powers, and most lately he’s taken up the mantle of Ghost Rider, and he raised a baby Thanos into a Punisher himself. So, a Frank Castle in War Machine armor is pretty tame by comparison, and given all that heavy weaponry, pretty appropriate. Manufactured by Hot Toys and sold by Sideshow, this War Machine Punisher figure comes in at 32.5 cm in height (~13 in), and features 30 points of articulation, as well as a helmeted head with LED ligh-up fuction and skull pattern. Plus, it comes with the following weapons and accessories:

– Detachacble chest armor
– Built-in shoulder missile launchers
– Missle firing forearm armor
– Two sets of interchangeable forearm inner armor
– 4 pairs of interchangeable hands
– Articulated shoulder-mounted mini-gun
– Articulated back-mounted shoulder cannon
– Ammo belt for mini gun

This figure comes complete with a figure stand and interchangeable graphic card.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-the-punisher-war-machine-armor-hot-toys-904324

Sixteen 12 Collectables – UFO Collection

Monday, December 24th, 2018

UFO (pronounced you-foe, not you-eff-oh) was a British television series that premiered in 1970, detailing the efforts of the clandestine organization SHADO (Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation), to defend the Earth against alien invaders. Not only is the premise great, but it also had an excellent opening theme.

In celebration of this classic TV show, Sixteen 12 Collectables is releasing a series of three collectable models of vehicles from the show: the Sky 1, S.H.A.D.O Mobile, and UFO Interceptor. The Sky 1 and Mobile are part of the ‘studio scale masterpiece’ collection, built to exacting detail, and limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. The UFO Interceptor is part of the ‘limited edition diecast collection’ and will consist of three (3) Interceptors per set, and will be highly-detailed in their appearance. The release date for all three vehicle sets is sometime in Fall 2019.

www.sixteen12.com/ufo_home.html

Mezco – One:12 Collective Popeye The Sailorman Figure

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Popeye is the newest addition to Mezco’s One:12 Collective collection, and he’s been rendered in a detailed, more-realistic styling than his typical appearances. As implied by the series name, this figure is 1:12 scale (14cm/5.5″ tall) and features over 28 points of articulation, and two interchangeable head portraits: described as “stern stare” and “salty glare”, respectively. In addition to 7 interchangeable hands, this figure also comes with a cloth sailor’s uniform and pea coat, and the following accessories: a functional drawstring duffle bag, a collapsible spy glass, a compass with hinged lid, two spinach cans, three different hats, and two styles of corncob pipes.

www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-popeye

For those who are more enamored with Popeye’s classic look from the 1940s to 1960s, Mezco is also offering a special edition variant of the figure in his classic Navy whites. Aside from the uniform change, this variant comes with all the same or equivalent accessories, but also comes in a special themed container that’s modeled after a can of spinach.

www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-popeye-deluxe-sailor-edition

MMX Vancouver – MMX Marshmallow Crossbow

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

TMMX Vancouver’s Marshmallow Crossbow is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a crossbow that’s designed to shoot marshmallows. Capable of firing dry, regular-sized marshmallows up to 60 feet, the Marshmallow Crossbow is made of “over 99% natural materials”, and looks pretty darn cool. The makers also recommend using corn starch on the projectiles for smooth firing, but also to produce a puff of “smoke” when fired, and also as a way to mark your targets.

mmxvancouver.com/products/marshmallow-crossbow-2go

Threezero – X-01 Power Armor Figure

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

If you’re a fan of Fallout, and pricey, highly-detailed collectable figures, then you may want to give threezero’s X-01 Power Armor figure a look. Standing in at 14.5″ tall, the X-01 Power Armor figure features 35 points of articulation, a highly-detailed male head, X-01 helmet with light-up LED function, and an Assaultron Blade.

What’s really cool about this figure is the X-01 armor pieces can be complete removed, revealing an equally-detailed endoskeleton. Plus, the armor parts are swappable with all previous threezero Fallout Power Armor figures, so you can make your figure look like your Power Armor in-game, like when you only have three pieces of X-01 armor and have to fill in the empty slots with T-60 and T-51 parts. Not that I’m speaking from experience, or anything.

www.threezerohk.com/product/fallout-power-armor

NERF Zombie Strike Ripchain

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Honestly, the zombie craze peaked years ago, but that doesn’t stop NERF’s Zombie Strike from having some cool blasters, and the Ripchain is no exception. The Ripchain is a fairly bulky, pump-action blaster with the typical ‘Zombie Strike’ aesthetic: neon green and orange body, pistol grip that looks like it’s wrapped with hockey tape, etc. The Ripchain’s namesake is the unique ‘chain’ ammo belt feeding mechanism, which loads up to 25 darts. It comes with 25 of the neon green zombie-themed darts, but can also load any standard-sized NERF blaster darts. But the best part? It has slamfire capability, so you can hold that trigger down and just keep slamming darts away, like a trench gun.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

G-SHOCK X Transformers – Optimus Prime

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

The G-SHOCK X Transformers Optimus Prime is a collaboration between Casio Japan and toy company Takara Tomy. It consists of a collectable Optimus Prime figure which stows a color-matching G-SHOCK 6900 watch within its chest cavity. The figure transforms into a pedestal for the watch to remove it, which can be replaced with Optimus’ Matrix of Leadership – known as the Chrono Matrix for this figure.

This set is a Japanese-exclusive release, and is retailing for approximately 250 USD.

tf.takaratomy.co.jp/products-lineup/mall_ex/gsh_rnm

Sideshow Collectables – Cyberdemon Statue

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The Cyberdemon Statue, produced by Gaming Heads, and distributed by Sideshow Collectables, is a limited production piece based on the Cyberdemon from DOOM (2016). Standing at ~19″ tall, the Cyberdemon is cast in polystone resin and handpainted. This statue is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, and is slated for an April – June 2019 release.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/doom-cyberdemon-statue-gaming-heads-904126

Green Wolf Gear – GALAC-TAC Urban Raider

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

UK-based Green Wolf Gear has put up pre-orders for the GALAC-TAC Urban Raider, their second figure based on Ryan B. Flowers’ GALAC-TAC Mandalorian-inspired armor. Here’s the entire parts list for the figure, courtesy of John McCormick, Director of Green Wolf Gear:

· Body x 1
· Headsculpt x 1
· Patagonia Combat Jacket x 1
· T-Shirt x 1
· Patagonia Combat Pants x 1
· Ops Core Fast Helmet x 1
· Galac-Tac MK 1 Helmet parts x 1
· Wilcox L4 G32 & Mounting Bracket x 1
· AN/PVS-31 NVG x 1
· AN/PVS-31 Remote Battery x 1
· V-LITE Helmet Cut x 2
· PRC-152 with GPS x 1
· RAC-1 Headset x 1
· SFOD Antenna x 1
· RAC Dual Com U94 x 1
· Galac-Tac Half Chest Armour x 1
· Galac-Tac Armoured Shoulder Guards x 2
· Galac-Tac Groin Plate x 1
· Galac-Tac Armoured Gauntlets x 2
· Condor Sentry Plate Carrier x 1
· Ballistic Groin Protector x 1
· Scorpion Stack Belt x 1
· G-CODE Scorpion Softshell 5.56mm x 3
· G-CODE Scorpion Softshell .45 ACP x 2
· RADAR 1957 Holster x 1
· 40mm Grenade Bandolier x 1
· MOLLE Bladder Carrier x 1
· Tactical Tailor PRC-152 Pouch x 1
· Medium Utility Pouch x 1
· M1911 XSE x 1
· .45 ACP Mags x 2
· H&K 416 14.5in Barrel x 1
· M320 Grenade Launcher x 1
· LLM-001 x 1
· DR Spectre x4 Scope x 1
· 40mm Grenades x 8
· Magpul P-Mag x 4
· Lowa Z-6S Boots (Leather) x 1 Pair
· Elastic Tactical Sling x 1
· Outdoor Research Overlord Gloves x 1 Pair
· Inner Duty Belt x 1
· Berserker Tomahawk x 1
· L132A1 Smoke Grenade x 1

You can pre-order the figure at: www.greenwolfgear.com/product/32/galac-tac-urban-raider

_Echelon Software Announces Three New Additions to the Black Powder Red Earth Series

Monday, October 8th, 2018

October 4, 2018 – New York, New York – _Echelon Software today announces three new additions to the Black Powder Red Earth® series.

First, is Echelon’s first step into miniature wargaming. Partnering with Spectre Miniatures, the _Echelon team has specced a chalk of Cold Harbor Assaulters for play in the Spectre Operations tabletop modern war game. These 28mm miniatures are based on Ember QRF teams depicted in Black Powder Red Earth Yemen and have been modeled to the exact specs of these assaulters. The anticipated release date of the set is Black Friday, 2018.

Steve May, of Spectre said, “We are very excited to be part of bringing BPRE into the world of tabletop gaming.” _Echelon could ask for no better partner than Spectre, who’s miniatures we’ve used in play since the brand launched in 2014.

Continuing with this thread, the _Echelon team is now designing a co-operative PVE board game focused on the application of small unit tactics in asymmetric urban warfare. With a campaign and rule system built from the ground up as an analog for small units working in non-permissive urban settings, the game is laser focused on creating opportunities for meaningful decisions employing cutting-edge weapons, set in real-world locations with real-world challenges as seen in the Black Powder Red Earth graphic novels and mini-series. Spectre will be developing the miniature component of the game as well as advising on creating a frictionless and natural game flow.

Finally, _Echelon has begun development of a Black Powder Red Earth animated mini-series. Conceived of as a 3 episode animated piece, series creator Jon Chang has been researching + developing the scenario since August 2017 with SME’s from US Army Special Operations. As with all BPRE projects, series creators work to insure the missions, tactics and equipment are all kept authentic and that the opponents tactics are accurately reflected.

Screen writing began with purpose in August 2018, with storyboarding set to begin in October in anticipation of a trip to Tokyo in January 2019 where the team will be selected to create this next endeavor. “As life long anime fans, dating back to series like Space Cruiser Yamato(StarBlazers), Macross, Akira, Gunbuster and Area 88 – it has been a dream to take the BPRE story from the page to the moving picture.”

Learn more and directly support these endeavors by supporting Black Powder Red Earth on patreon at www.patreon.com/blackpowderredearth

For more on Spectre Miniatures visit www.spectreminiatures.com or email info@spectreminiatures.com

For further information on these projects contact blackpowderredearth@echelon-software.com

Metal Gear Solid Venom Snake (Play Demo Ver.) 1/6 Scale Limited Edition Statue

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

This 1/6 Scale Venom Snake statue is produced by Japanese toy and figure company Gecco, and is based on Venom’s appearance in the TGS 2014 play demo version of Metal Gear Solid V. Measuring 12.6″ in length, this figure is made of PVC and ABS, and features a highly-detailed sculpt with non-removable accessories, barring Venom’s Stun Arm, which comes with replaceable with a default red arm or the blue and orange ‘Hand of Jehuty’.

This particular statue is limited to 800 pieces, and is expected to ship April 2019.
www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/80667

‘Inhuman Conditions: A Game Of Cops And Robots’ On Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

If the title didn’t already place the thought in your head: ‘Inhuman Conditions’ is roughly a Voight-Kampff test made into a party game, and currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The game consists of an Investigator trying to determine whether the other player, the Suspect, is a robot or human. The Suspect is privately given an identity as a robot or human from the start, along with a role they have to portray that is known to both players, and the investigator has five minutes to determine the humanity (or lack thereof) of the Suspect.

It’s already met its funding goal, but it still has 15 days to go at the time of writing. f you’re interested, check out the link below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/tommy-maranges/inhuman-conditions-a-game-of-cops-and-robots

Sideshow Collectables – Boba Fett Life-Size Figure

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Boba Fett, who’s coolness factor way overshadows the relative ease by which he met his demise in ‘Return of the Jedi’, has been given the life-size replica treatment by Sideshow Collectables, in collaboration with noted prop replica specialists Tom Spina Designs. Standing in at over 6 feet tall, ligh up theme base included, this replica features authentically replicated armor, along with an articulated helmet with adjustable rangefinder, detailed fabric costume, light-up chest panel, and braided Wookie scalp; not to mention his weapons and jetpack.

Ultimately, who among us wouldn’t want a life-size Boba Fett replica in their possession? The answer is: anyone who doesn’t want to spend $8500 on one. Yeah, the price is pretty steep, but, hey, at least the shipping’s free.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-boba-fett-sideshow-collectibles-400301

NERF – N-Strike Infinus

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

NERF blasters have been getting pretty creative as of late, and the latest edition to the N-Strike line, the Infinus, is no exception. A fairly bulky design, the Infinus comes with a detachable 30-round drum, and has top mounted N-Strike rails for the attachment of accessories. What makes the Infinus unique, and where it gets its name, is the motorized Speed-Load technology which will load individual darts into the drum via a loading port that’s built into the receiver. Check out the commercial below to see this feature in action.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-n-strike-elite-infinus

Brickmania – MH-6 Little Bird – Delta Force Add-On Pack

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

If you’re looking for LEGO-compatible sets based on real-life militaries, then you might want to check out the offerings of Brickmania. One such offering is their MH-6 Little Bird – Delta Force Add-On Pack. As its name implies, it’s a set that comes with four “custom-printed Delta Force” minifigures, complete with combat vests, ballistic helmets, GPNVG-18 goggles, and a variety of modern weapons: M110, M249, M4, and M21.

The minifigures alone are cool enough to function as a stand-alone set, but this is technically an add-on pack for Brickmania’s MH-6 Little Bird set.

www.brickmania.com/mh-6-little-bird-delta-force-add-on-pack

Sideshow Collectables / Hot Toys – John Wick 1/6 Scale Figure

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The man. The myth. The legend. John Wick, the titular main character of arguably the best pair of action movies to come out of Hollywood in recent memory (with a third on the way), is receiving the Hot Toys treatment, with a 1/6 scale figure now up for pre-order, exclusively from Sideshow Collectables. Coming in at approximately 31 cm tall, the John Wick figure features a battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and detailed hair, beard and skin textures. 30 points of articulation allows for a variety of poses, such as John’s CAR shooting stance.

This particular figure is absolutely loaded with accessories. Although the figure is based on John’s look from ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, it comes with weapons and accessories from both movies:

– Compensated P30L with removable magazine
– TTI-marked Glock 34 with removable magazine
– Glock 26 with removable magazine
– Kimber Warrior given to Neo John by Morpheus The Bowery King, complete with removable magazine and case
– Kel-Tec KSG with EOTech sight
– TTI-marked Benelli M4
– TTI-marked TR-1 Ultralight AR-15, with removable sling
– Microtech Combat Troodon knife
– And, of course, a fookin’ pencil

Also included are 10 pieces of interchangeable hands, two Blood Oath Markers, and gold coins, both individual and in a stack.

This figure is expected to ship between July and September of 2019, with a price of $243.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/john-wick-john-wick-hot-toys-903754

Green Wolf Gear – DEVTAC RONIN Custom Figure

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

UK-based military model specialist Green Wolf Gear is releasing a highly detailed, 1/6 scale DEVTAC RONIN custom figurine. The figure’s namesake is the accurately-replicated DEVTAC RONIN helmet worn by the figure, although it is also outfitted in a combat uniform featuring a camouflage designed called D1RT, made by camouflage design company FEAR GEAR.

This is a pre-order figurine, with a release date of September 20th, 2018. Check out the link below for more details, and to purchase.

https://www.greenwolfgear.com/product/28/devtac-ronin

NERF Laser Ops Pro

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Hasbro’s latest NERF line blasters, the Laser Ops Pro line, aren’t traditional foam dart blasters, but laser blasters which fire IR beams. Laser Ops Pro which is due out later this Summer, consists of two blasters, the Alphapoint and Deltapoint, a pistol and rifle, respectively. The Alphapoint will come in a two-pack ‘battle ready’ package, and the Deltapoint will be sold as a stand-alone unit.

Hasbro is also releasing a smartphone app for iOS and Android which will allow players to customize their blasters, track performance, earn power-ups, and track opponents. You can read the full release for the Laser Ops Pro line at the link below:

http://newsroom.hasbro.com/static-files/13a35f77-553e-4467-b9a4-f5f244e246b6

Chronicle Collectables – Fallout Plasma Rifle Replica

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Chronicle Collectables has partnered with Bethesda Softworks to offer a series of 1:1 scale replica models based on weapons featured in Fallout 4, one such weapon being this Plasma rifle replica. Created from Bethesda’s 3D game assets, the Plasma Rifle features dimensions of 45″ x 6″ x 13″, and weights approximately 10 lbs. It features LED lights on both slides, with the trigger functioning as the on/off switch.

Those familiar with Fallout 4 will remember that the weapons in that game are highly-customizable, with a large variety of parts that directly affect how the weapon looks and performs. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t share that modularity, however the product page claims various modulations of the Plasma Rifle will be made available through GameStop specifically, so be on the lookout for those if the base model shown doesn’t do it for you.

This is a pre-order item, and is expected to ship December of this year.

Also on offer are a Plasma Pistol, Super Sledge, and Power Fist.

gear.bethesda.net/products/fallout-plasma-rifle

Goat Guns Miniature Rifle Models

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Goat Guns are non-firing, die cast, 1:3 scale models of modern rifles and submachine guns. The models come with some assembly required, and in many ways are put together much like their real steel counterparts. The AR-15s, for example, have a functioning delta ring assembly for installing the forend. Additionally, the complete models include features such as adjustable collapsible stocks, functioning charging handles, squeezable triggers, and a magazine that can be loaded with included dummy rounds.

Currently, the Goat Guns line consists of various AK and AR pattern rifles, as well as the Accuracy International AWM, an SVD, AUG, and a Thompson Machine Gun.

ou can check out the full line, along with build videos, at goatguns.com

Anovos – Luke Skywalker ‘Red Five’ Prop Replica Helmet

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Anvos, noted movie and television prop replica maker, is releasing a movie-accurate replica of Luke Skywalker’s ‘Red Five’ Rebel Pilot Helmet from the Battle of Yavin AKA the destruction of the Death Star. Created from digital scans, as well as measurements of the original prop and references from screen-used production assets, this helmet features an exterior made of ABS plastic with a fully-lined interior, including comlink boom and earcup cushions. This helmet is adjustable, however only up to a US 8 hat size.

As is usually the case with products like these, it’s available as for pre-order, and is estimated to be available on January 2019.

www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-luke-skywalker-rebel-pilot-helmet-prop-replica

Sideshow Collectables – Hot Toys Han Solo Sixth Scale Figure

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Hot Toys is producing a highly-detailed 1/6 scale figure baseed on Han Solo as seen in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. The figure will feature a newly-developed head sculpt, and accessories including Han’s iconic DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol, a communicator, and Han’s gold-colored lucky dice. Seen above is the deluxe version, which will come with Han’s Vandor cold weather gear; an image of the standard version can be seen below.

This figure is available for pre-order, with an expected delivery date between July and September 2019.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-han-solo-deluxe-version-hot-toys-903610