Toy News Tuesday: If You’re Not First You’re Last

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Here we are once more with another all-new  Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on ScienceFiction.com where we seek out all of the awesome news you need to know about any announcements and cool happenings in the toy industry and put them all in one easy to find place for you!

Things are a bit quiet this week on the toy front, with a lot of companies preparing for major reveals at San Diego Comic Con in just a few more weeks! Still, even with this drought of big announcements, there are plenty of new collectibles hitting the market to get excited about! This week we’ve got new stuff from NECA, Hasbro, Hot Toys, and more, so what are you waiting for? Scroll down to catch the Toy News for the week of May 14th, 2019!


Hasbro Shows Off The Latest Marvel Legends

Now that Marvel’s latest cinematic blockbuster ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ has been blowing up the box office for a few weeks, it’s finally safe to talk about a few spoilers! The team at Hasbro has pulled back the curtain to reveal some all new 6″ scale Marvel Legends figures with a whole new wave based around the film! As always there are also a few comic styled figures peppered in to fill out the wave, but it looks to be a solid mix. Figures int eh new wave include movie based figures of War Machine, Rescue, and Shuri, plus comic styled figures of Loki, Rock Python, Union Jack, and Beta Ray Bill!

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If you manage to collect the whole wave, you will be able to build your very own ‘Smart Hulk‘ based on his appearance in ‘Avengers: Endgame’!  These figures are expected to be hitting stores in the coming weeks, and are already available for pre-order on HasbroPulse!

 

In addition to the new wave of figures, Hasbro has also announced a new life-sized prop-replica of the Nano Gauntlet as seen in ‘Avengers: Endgame’! In the film, this is the gauntlet that Tony Stark built using his nanotech to wield the Infinity Stones so the Avengers can try and undo the damage done by Thanos. Soon you will be able to wield this mighty object yourself with your very own life-sized replica!

 

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Finally, we have an all new Entertainment Earth exclusive Big Time Spider-Man! This new 6″ Marvel Legends figure is being released as part of the Marvel Comics 80th Anniversary line of figures, and is exclusively available from our friends at Entertainment Earth for a fall release!

 

“I Am Iron Man”

As always, the team at Hot Toys has their finger on the pulse of the collector community and is on top of the Marvel movie game with their figures for Marvel’s latest cinematic opus, ‘Avengers: Endgame’! The latest figure to be announced for their 1:6th scale ‘Avengers: Endgame’ line of collectors figures is none other than the man that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tony Stark! The new Hot Toys 1:6th scale Tony Stark features the hero outside of his traditional Iron Man armor in favor of a time-travel-capable Quantum Suit, which is a nice change of pace! While we are sure this won’t be the last Tony Stark figure we see from Hot Toys, it’s certainly one of the best we’ve seen! Check out the full release info from Hot Toys below!

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Avengers: Endgame- 1:6 Tony Stark (Team Suit) Collectible Figure

In this last installment of the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios has taken fans on a remarkable journey about friendship, teamwork and setting aside differences to overcome obstacles. Our beloved superheroes understand how fragile the reality is, and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Among all the outfits and weapons designed, the new Avengers Team Suit had drawn intense attention from fans and audiences shortly after the release of the movie trailer in the early stage. Today, the mystery behind this new suit has finally been unraveled in theaters! Hot Toys is very pleased to present the latest 1/6th scale collectible figure that captures Tony Stark in this brilliant tech suit with the most up-to-dated details.

 

 

Sophisticatedly crafted based on the portrayal of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, the movie-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function that bears a high resemblance of a closed helmet showing part of Tony’s face, a newly painted interchangeable head sculpt, a meticulously tailored Team Suit outfit with Avengers’ logo on the chest, a battered Iron Man Mark L helmet and a specially designed movie-themed figure stand.

Your Marvel collection wouldn’t be complete without this special Tony Stark collectible figure.

 

 

NECA Brings The Terror

Once again our friends over at NECA have some exciting news for all of you horror fanatics out there! This week we’ve got two bits of news for you, with the announcement of an all-new figure only briefly glimpsed at New York Toy Fair as well as news about a new figure that is hitting stores now!

From the increasingly popular ‘Conjuring’ universe NECA has the all new Crooked Man 7″ scale figure! The Crooked Man first appeared in ‘The Conjuring 2’ and is expected to see his own film release in due time. NECA’s new 7″ scale Crooked Man figure includes three interchangeable heads, a zoetrope toy, and an umbrella. Check out the info from NECA below!

NECA expands its horror collection with the first Ultimate figure in the Conjuring Universe line!

The Crooked Man appears as a manifestation of Valak the demon based on a children’s nursery rhyme. His terrifying appearance is perfectly replicated in this super posable 7” scale action figure, which comes with three different heads with unique sculpts, removable hat, zoetrope toy and umbrella.

The figure stands over 9” tall and comes in display friendly window box packaging with opening flap

 

 

If you can’t wait a few months for The Crooked Man, this week NECA has their all new ‘Friday The 13th (2009)’ Ultimate Jason Voorhees figure hitting shelves! This figure is based on Derek Meers take on the iconic hockey-masked slasher’s appearance in the 2009 reboot of the franchise simply titled ‘Friday The 13th’. Ultimate Jason Voorhees includes interchangeable heads and a number of weapons to bring the horror to life! Check the release info from NECA below and order yours here!

Friday the 13th – 7” Scale Action Figure – Ultimate Jason (2009 Remake) – NECA

For the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, NECA presents the Ultimate 2009 Jason action figure!

The 2009 film reimagined Jason in a different (but still terrifying) light, and this figure is extra-detailed to match.

It features two interchangeable heads (one has a removable mask) and the all-new, extra-articulated Ultimate body, plus loads of accessories: machete, axe, fire poker, hammer and screwdriver.

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Blink And You’ll Miss It

Sideshow Collectibles is using the cosmic treadmill to take things back a few years and bring us an all new 1:6 scale DC Comics styled figure of the scarlet speedster himself, The Flash! This 12″ figure features alternative hands and feet, and even cool lightning effects! The standard release figure is priced around $220, but there will also be a special Sideshow Exclusive version that you can order from them directly for just a few dollars more at $225 that includes an alternative head as well! Check the full release from Sideshow below!

 

DC Comics – The Flash Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow presents The Flash Sixth Scale Figure, racing his way into Sideshow’s lineup of DC Comics collectibles.

Based on Barry Allen’s signature comic book appearance, The Flash Sixth Scale Figure features a tailored red fabric costume with piping detail, yellow accents, and his lightning bolt logo. The fastest man alive is just as quick with a quip as he is to fight crime, and this collectible captures his personality with a smirking cowled portrait and a variety of fun and ‘flashy’ accessories.

The Flash Sixth Scale Figure includes sculpted yellow boots with swappable standing and running feet options to help you create the perfect pose for this hero in a hurry. The Scarlet Speedster also comes with multiple swap-out hands, including left and right running hands, left and right fists, pointing and open right hands, and a thumbs-up left hand. This articulated figure is equipped for a variety of dynamic action poses and includes four sculpted lightning effects to attach around the gloves and boots to show the Speed Force in action.

The Exclusive Edition of The Flash Sixth Scale Figure includes a swap-out portrait featuring white eyes and alternate wing details on the cowl. Change up your collection in a flash with this exclusive additional display option.

Get your DC Comics collection up to speed when you order The Flash Sixth Scale Figure today!

 

Titans Merchandise Heads To The Arrowverse

This fall the team at Titan Merchandise is bringing fans of DC Entertainment’s long running CW television series a whole new way to enjoy their favorite heroes and villains with a new line of 3″ stylized vinyl figures! The line will be titled DC TV Hero TITANS Vinyls, and will bring us lots of our favorites from the various shows set in the ‘Arrowverse’. The first wave will include Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Zoom, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, and Constantine! There will also be two super rare chase figures mixed in to the assortment that have not yet been revealed, so you should have plenty of fun collecting this new line when it hits stores this October!

 

Not Even Subliminal Anymore

Funko is heading back to their greatest well ever with an all new line of Ad Icons Mystery Minis! The line will bring some of your favorite brand mascots from cereals and other foods to our collection in small blindboxed form! This first wave includes Count Chocula (and the rest of his monster cereal gang), Twinkie The Kid, King Ding Dong, Fruit Pie The Magician, The Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Owl, Bazooka Joe, Bob’s Big Boy, and even The Jolly Green Giant! There will also be a special Metallic Jolly Green Giant available at smaller retail stores as a part of the Funko Specialty Series when this line releases later this summer!

 

Valar Morghulis

Winter has seemingly come and gone as HBO’s legendary hit series ‘Game Of Thrones’ is winding down with it’s very last episode ever airing this weekend! While we are certainly sad to see the series come to a close, we’re pretty sure the team at Funko isn’t going to be done with it anytime soon! This week they announced two more figures for their ever growing ‘Game Of Thrones’ line of POP! Vinyls with the new Season 8 styled Arya Stark, and the Frozen Night King! These are due in stores next month!

 


And with that, we bring this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! What do you think about the new items announced this week? Do you plan on picking up anything we mentioned in this week’s column? Are there any lines or brands you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments section below!


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