British toy retailer Hamleys will be offering its customers a exclusive LEGO polybag set of a Royal Guard Minifigure. The figure is expected to be priced at a whopping £6, or almost $8.
Hamleys also has a Playmobil Royal Guard available for a quid less.
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14 new Minecraft Funko Pop! Figures will be available starting this February. One of the newest video game franchises to be added to the Funko lineup, the series will feature figures of notable characters from the game, such as Steve, Alex, Skeleton, Creeper and Ocelot.
Many of the figures will be exclusive to stores that have recently struggled with sales and attracting foot traffic, such as GameStop and Toys R Us.
Released in 2011, and owned by Microsoft since 2014, the game has sold more than 27 million copies since its launch.
As they do every year, LEGO has presented its employees with a exclusive set as a Christmas gift. This year, employees have received a Technic based, 732 piece, Nutcracker set.
The set also features the mechanism you see in a traditional nutcracker, the lever to open and close the jaws that crack the nut. How effective ABS plastic is at cracking nuts still remains to be seen.
Last year, employees received the 50 Years on Track Set, which featured an assortment of non-scale trains that LEGO had released over the years.
As of writing, the 4002017 Nutcracker is going for about $200 USD on eBay.
A new seasonal BrickHeadz, a Valentine’s Day Bee, has been announced by LEGO. Available starting January 1st, the box for the Bee also revealed other seasonal BrickHeadz that will be coming out in 2018.
The other Seasonal BrickHeadz for 2018 include a Bunny for Easter, a Witch for Halloween, a Turkey for Thanksgiving, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus for Christmas.
The Bee will be priced at $9.99.
A Figma figure of Yami Yugi, the leading character of anime franchise Yu-Gi-Oh!, is now available for pre-order from comic shops affiliated with Diamond Comic Distributors.
Yami Yugi, the alter ego of Yugi Moto, will stand a bit over 5 inches, tall, the height that Figma figures tend to be.
As typical with Max Factory’s figures, Yami Yugi will come with a number of accessories, interchangeable heads and heads with different facial expressions and poses.
The figure of Yami Yugi will be priced at $85.99.
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Iron Maiden mascot Eddie the Head will be the focal point of a new set of figures released by Super 7 in collaboration with Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden.
Usually when metal and action figures are mentioned in the same sentence, one thinks of Chogokin, but these 3.75″ tall figures all feature Eddie as he appears on different Iron Maiden album covers.
The 4 varieties of figures include Aces High Eddie, Killers Eddie, Trooper Eddie and Pharaoh Eddie. The set of four is priced at $60, or individually at $15 per figure.
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A new Pop! Figure from Funk featuring Saga’s Alana, along with baby Hazel in her arms, is slated to reach specialty store shelves in the Spring.
The Funko Pop! line for Saga was announced in October and will be released in February, 2018.
While not as mainstream as comics released by DC and Marvel, Saga has become one of the best selling independent series currently in print.
Expect pricing to be around $10.
Via Pop Price Guide