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TOYING AROUND: “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Zatanna, Judge Dredd and More!

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TOYING AROUND: “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Zatanna, Judge Dredd and More!

Comic book heroes enjoyed a solid showing this week when it came to action figure and collection debuts. Hasbro teased “Avengers: Age of Ultron” details with a variety of toys and playsets while Kotobukiya showed off the new Zatanna Bishoujo and Mezco added Judge Dredd to their One:12 Collective figures. Harry Potter, “Breaking Bad” and even Nathan “Rad” Spencer, the star of “Bionic Commando,” got in on the fun.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON | Earlier this week, CBR News covered a story that revealed part of Hasbro’s plan for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” toys. As you can see in the above photos, that rollout includes a Titan Hero Tech Hulkbuster Iron Man and a variety of playsets including Hulkbuster Breakout, Captain America Tower Defense, Iron Man Lab Attack and Cycle Blast Quinjet fit together to form a huge Avengers headquarters set.

AGE OF ULTRON MINIMATES | Diamond Select Toys also showed off a variety of action figures based on “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” As Robot 6 pointed out yesterday, the company showed off the general 2-packs that include Iron Man and Black Widow, Captain America and Thor, Hawkeye and Ultron and a variant of coated Hawkeye with Sub-Ultron. Meanwhile, the Toys “R” Us exclusive versions will replace the Hawkeye 2-pack with one featuring Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. These toys hit shelves in May just in time for the film’s May 1 debut.

ZATANNA | Kotobukiya has conjured up another Bishoujo-style offering based on DC Comics’ stable of characters. This time around, magician and Justice Leaguer Zatanna gets the treatment. The result is a 10-inch-tall piece poised to pull something fantastical out of that hat of hers when she ships in July.

JUDGE DREDD | Mezco’s One:12 Collective figures stand a foot tall and give characters real cloth costumes that make them look like they hopped right from the comic book page into reality. The company just revealed the next offering from this line — “2000 AD” lawman Judge Dredd. The figure comes packed with weapons, extra hands and, of course, the iconic helmet. Judge Dredd ships later this year, but can be pre-ordered now.

HARRY POTTER | Sideshow Collectibles has teamed up with toymakers Star Ace Toys to distribute the Hong Kong “Potter” figures in the States. The former is currently offering pre-orders for three of the latter’s Harry Potter 1/6 scale action figures: Ron Weasley from “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” Sirius Black from “The Order of the Phoenix” and Lord Voldemort (AKA He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) as seen in “The Deathly Hollows.” Each figure comes with a variety of “wizarding accessories” to recreate your favorite scenes.

THE HOBBIT | Giant dragons are intimidating, but we’re okay with ones on the small side, especially if they’re going to hang out in our house. Weta Workshop’s recently revealed Smaug – King Under the Mountain statue fits the bill as it’s only 3.1″ by 9.1″ by 5.9″ and weights just 1.5 pounds. Still, the intricately sculpted piece presents the bling-loving firebreather in all his glory.

BREAKING BAD | Jesse Pinkman can finally ride around in style thanks to Funko’s Pop Vinyl version of The Crystal Ship as seen in the acclaimed series “Breaking Bad.” The set, which ships in February, will not only include a version of the RV that Jesse can stand in — thanks to a handy hole in the top — but also a new version of Jesse. We recommend against utilizing the collection in the same fashion Jesse and Walter did in the show, though. No good can come from that.

INSIDE OUT | MTV scored the first look at Funko’s Pop Vinyl versions of the characters from the upcoming Pixar film “Inside Out.” The first wave from the film personifying the emotions living inside a young girl include Anger, Fear, Disgust, Sadness and Joy. The toys hit stores on May 15, a month before the film’s June 19 release.

BIONIC COMMANDO | Nathan “Rad” Spencer has been thrilling video game fans with his elite military training and bionic arm. He’s been around since the NES days, but most recently starred in 2009’s “Bionic Commando.” The version seen in that offering inspired the folks at Hollywood Collectibles Group to create this statue which stands 17 inches tall and is limited to just 500 pieces.

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