Hopefully everyone's recovered from the one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We're back with a new batch of action figures, replicas and other news including Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars sixth scale figures, Jaime Lannister from "Game of Thrones" in the same scale, a slew of Funko debuts and the debut of "Contra" figures from NECA!
STAR WARS | Everyone's favorite bucket-headed bounty hunter will rocket into sixth scale figure collections thanks to Sideshow Collectibles' new Boba Fett figure as seen in "The Empire Strikes Back." Jango's son comes with the iconic armor, jetpack and lets of weapons, plus a stand that allows for flying poses! Sideshow also has a 17-inch-tall Imperial Probe Droid as seen on Hoth in "Empire." The dome rotates, the arms move and the antennae retract.
GAME OF THRONES | The next Threezero sixth scale figure based on HBO's "Game of Thrones" is none other than Jaime Lannister. The figure, based on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's portrayal of George R.R. Martin's character, comes with removable Kingsguard armor, multiple hands and the Kingslayer's blades. He can be yours next summer.
CONTRA | Lance and Bill have finally made their way into the world of modern action figures! No we're not talking about those guys your dad works with, but the stars of the classic NES video game "Contra." NECA is putting their experience making video game-inspired figures to good use with these two stars who first came from that world. The 2-pack includes both 7-inch figures, guns, specially designed effects to recreate the power-ups and the capsule that distributed said power-ups.
MONDO | Thanks to a recently posted video on the company's blog, fans have a crystal clear idea of what Mondo's collectible division has in store for them rolling through 2015 and into the next year. The video shows off the different versions of The First Turtle as well as some of the Skeletor facial articulation, the Godzilla statue based on the most recent film's poster and more.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS | He-Fans will be happy to know that Mattycollector.com has a nice slate of Masters of the Universe Classics toys and weapon packs ready to sell on December 15. Single figures include He-Ro II and Prahvus while a Laster Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor 2-pack will also be available. At the same time, you'll be able to round out your arsenal with Great Unrest and End of War Weapons Packs plus a Weapons Rack pack that gives your toys a place to store their war-making tools.
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR | NECA continues to impress with their three-figure waves based on the Alien and Predator franchises. The company showed off a better look at the 14th series of Predator figures featuring Scar, Celtic and Chopper plus the seventh wave of Alien toys which takes inspiration from the original clear "Alien" design plus The Warrior Alien and Grid Alien.
FUNKO | What's your pleasure? Whatever the answer may be, Funko probably has a collectible for you. Recently, the company revealed vinyls based on movies as disparate as "Willy Wonka," "The Big Lebowski" and "Clueless." Willy will enter both the Pop Vinyl and Vinyl Idolz' lines and will be joined by an Oompa Loompa in Pop form. Meanwhile, The Dude and The Jesus roll into Idolz. Then you have Cher, Dionne and Amber also getting in on the Pop action alongside "Last Week Tonight" late night host John Oliver!
If animation is more your bag, then check out the Disney Princesses Mystery Mini boxes. This one focuses on the women starring in many of Disney's features from Jasmine and Else to Merida and Tiana plus some of their delightful companions. Finally, The Lich, Flame Princess and the Fin and Jake the Car pack from "Adventure Time" will also debut. Everything but the two "AT" Pops will debut in February (those two hit in January).
KRAMPUS | "Krampus" has come! The anti-Santa Claus known for punishing wicked children will take center stage in the new film from "Trick 'r Treat" helmer Mike Dougherty. Weta worked on the film and their replica arm is offering a version of the Krampus Bell, which one of the characters accidentally uses to summon the beast!
THE GOLDBERGS | Finally, as anyone who watches the '80s-tastic ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" knows, the show is jam-packed with all kinds of rad toys and collectibles from the decade. TV Guide got an inside look at the Prop Room which holds such beloved treasures as an Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters," the Transformer Metroplex and even the homemade Hover Board from "Back to the Future II." In other words, Propmaster Jem Elsner basically has every toy nerd's dream job!