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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What Cobra is to G.I Joe, scalpers are to toy collectors. This dislike towards the dreaded scalper has led to the creation of a custom G.I Joe action figure, that would look fitting next to the likes of Cobra Commander, by HISSTank member Wyo. Called the Toy Capatalist , the figure represents a stereotypical depiction of the toy scalper, who scavenges stores to purchase hard to find toys, such as action figures, and sell them for much higher prices on internet auction sites and other eCommerce outlets.
Another well known “Pocket Monster” from the original 151 Pokemon will soon have its own Bandai D-Arts figure. The grass/poison Pokemon Venusaur, who evolves from Bulbasaur and Ivysaur, will feature many points of articulation, as seen on similar D-Arts figures. The first Pokemon D-Arts figure, that of Mewtwo, was released on March 30th, 2013 while Charizard will be released in April of this year. Venusaur is set to be released in August, 2013 and will likely feature a similar price point of ¥3,990/$40, the same as the Charizard and Mewtwo D-Arts figures.
Bandai will be releasing its first Pokemon D-Arts figure, that of Mewtwo, on March 30th. Standing about 6 inches tall and priced at roughly $40, the D-Arts Mewtwo features an impressive degree of articulation, which allows the figures hands and tail a great range of motion. Also included are a small figure of Mew as well as a accessory that shows the effect of one of Mewtwo’s moves. April will see the release of three more D-Arts Pokemon figures; Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur.
Source: Game Watch
Retailer Toys R Us will soon be offering two new exclusive Jurassic Park playsets from Hasbro for sale. The toy line is set to be launched by Hasbro in anticipation of the release of the Jurassic Park 3D movie. Jurassic Park toys were originally made by Kenner, a company that Hasbro purchased in 2000. The two Jurassic Park playsets ,the Pachyrhinosaurus Clash (pictured below) and the Allosaurus Assault (pictured above) each feature a 3.75 inch figure that are based on G.I Joe figure molds.
Hasbro also recently announced a Jurassic Park Kre-O line that will be based on Jurassic Park IV, which is set to be released next summer.
Source: Toy News International
British artist Robert Bradford has created a six foot tall sculpture of a Power Ranger using more than 650 Bandai Power Ranger figures. Mr.Bradford was commissioned by Bandai to create the sculpture to mark the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers brand. The six foot tall Power Ranger took more than 200 hours to complete and was built around a wooden frame. The Power Ranger sculpture was put on display at the London Toy Fair 2013, which ran from January 22nd to the 24th. Mr.Bradford has also created other works of art using toys. More of his works can be seen by visiting his official website.
The Power Rangers brand is perhaps best known for its live action TV series which have seen multiple iterations over the last 20 years. Based on the Japanese Super Sentai Series, the Power Rangers franchise first got its start in 1993, with the broadcasting of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show.
Source: Kent News
Living up to its company name, Gentle Giant will be releasing a “giant” action figure based on a vintage Star Wars Bossk figure made by Kenner. Standing a foot tall, roughly 4 times the size of the average Star Wars figure, the giant Bossk features articulation and an accessory blaster much like the original 3.75 inch tall Kenner version. Now available for pre-order, the Gentle Giant Jumbo Bossk Figure Kenner Figure will be priced at $80.00 and will be available in third quarter of 2013.
The first images of the new G.I. Joe Retaliation Snake Eyes Figure Collectible Figure have been unveiled in anticipation of the March release of the G.I Joe Retaliation movie. Hasbro has teamed up with Hong Kong based Hot Toys to produce the 1/6th scale figure, making it the first time that Hot Toys, well known for its 1/6th scale figures, will be working with the G.I Joe license. The figure of Snake Eyes features him in his black military ninja bodysuit and also includes a fitting selection of accessories as well as swappable pairs of hands in a variety of grips. Hot Toys will also be releasing figures of Roadblock, Storm Shadow and Joe Colton based on characters from the G.I Joe Retaliation movie.
Source: Toy News International
Pictures of the upcoming DX Chogokin VF-171 Nightmare Plus have appeared on Tamashii’s website. The nearly 10 inch tall figure of the Variable Fighter from the Macross Frontier anime transforms from fighter mode to GERWALK mode to Battroid mode and features die-cast, in addition to plastic parts.
The DX Chogokin VF-171 Nightmare Plus is due out April, 2013 and will carry a price tag of ¥ 14,700 or about $170.
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The D-Arts label has taken quiet strongly to Pokemon with the announcement of Mewtwo figure, which is set to be released in March, 2013, while April, 2013 will see a follow up release,the D-Arts Charizard figure. Standing nearly six inches tall, the Charizard features its characteristic flame on its tail as well as an addition flame to showcase the Pokemon’s ability to breath fire. Much like other D-Arts figures, Charizard features an impressive amount of detail and a multiple points of articulation. With a price of ¥3,990, or about $45, Charizard is perhaps best known for gracing the cover of hit video game, Pokemon Red.