This week was a regular collectible smorgasbord with all kinds of companies and properties getting the spotlight. Female superheroes like Black Widow and Wonder Woman scored new pieces from Hot Toys and Kotobukiya, respectively, while figures based on TV shows like “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Twilight Zone” also debuted. Plus, dig those crazy Ghostbusters and Quentin Tarantino figures from Funko and Diamond Select Toys!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER | Marvel’s most prominent superheroine can add another notch to her collectible belt. Hot Toys unveiled a look at the latest Black Widow figure based on Scarlett Johansson’s appearance in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The 1/6 scale figure comes with a movie-accurate suit, haircut and a variety of swap-out hands and weapons including her Widow’s Bite gauntlets.
WONDER WOMAN | Kotobukiya gave fans a look at an in-progress Wonder Woman statue on their Facebook page. Kouei Matsumoto is working on the statue. His previous works include the Superman: For Tomorrow and Batman Black Costume pieces in the same 1/6 scale in the ARTFX line.
DEADPOOL | Funko featured all kinds of new products at Toy Fair this year, including a new line of plush figures called Fabrikations Soft Sculpture. We snapped a pic while at the show, but Marvel.com debuted the first official shot along with some more details. Deadpool here stands 6 inches tall, has an articulated neck, vinyl accessories and a stuffed bottom so they can stand. We’ll leave the “stuffed bottom” jokes to the Merc with a Mouth himself.
SONS OF ANARCHY | Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” continues to bring in solid praise for FX. Mezco’s getting in on some of that action as well with their line of 6-inch action figures. The first two offerings are Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Clay (Ron Perlman). Both figures sport five points of articulation as well as a variety of accessories. Jax comes with a knife and John Teller’s manuscript while Clay has a knife holster, chain wallet and cigar. They both ship in October.
TARANTINO TOYS | While at Toy Fair this year, we got a look at some actor-based action figures based on Quentin Tarantino’s films “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill.” While we could show off the MiniMates based on those films, we couldn’t snap photos of the 6-inch figures themselves. Now DST has posted their Toy Fair catalog and you can get a glimpse at in-progress shots of Jules, Butch and Marcellus from Pulp Fiction as well as Kill Bill stars Go-Go, Bill and The Bride.
GHOSTBUSTERS | Funko’s rolling deep when it comes to the Ghostbusters. In April, they’re dropping a quartet of Pop Vinyl figures based on Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Ray Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler and Slimer. Then, in May, you’ll be able to get your hands on an Ecto-1 that comes with Winston Zedmore and a 6-inch, super-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
TWILIGHT ZONE | Even though it’s been off the air for decades, “Twilight Zone” continues to build a well deserved fan base with a thirst for collectibles. Bif Bang Pow continues to quench that with a new line of 3 3/4 inch Kenner-style toys featuring Bob Wilson and The Gremlin from “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” Kanamit from “To Serve Man,” the Invader from “The Invaders,” Henry Bemis from “Time Enough at Last” and Talky Tina from “Living Doll.” The toys debut in August.
ALIEN | It’s hard to believe that “Alien” first gnawed its way into our consciousness 35 years ago. The 1979 Ridley Scott sci-fi horror film not only spawned three sequels and a prequel, but also an avalanche of collectibles in that time. One of the latest, a Big Chap Legendary Scale Bust, will ship from Sideshow Collectibles in November. This half-scale piece stands 14 inches tall and looks like it popped right out of H.R. Giger’s brain. Those who opt for the Sideshow Exclusive version will also get an “Alien” name plate.