Star Wars Celebration continues to rock our world this weekend. The second “Force Awakens” trailer dropped causing many a secret tear to be shed, but there has also been a great deal in the way of collectible reveals from galaxy far, far away. But that’s not all, Funko showed off a ton of Marvel pieces, DC Collectibles unveiled “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” figures and video games like “Mortal Kombat X,” “Mega Man 3” and “Arkham Asylum” got some collectible love.
STAR WARS | We’re still reeling from the second trailer for “The Force Awakens,” but we’re tearing ourselves away to talk about the cool toys being shown off in Anaheim. Hot Toys debuted the Spacetrooper which is designed to operate even when gravity isn’t around. Spotted in “A New Hope” on the Death Star when the Millennium Falcon was captured, these Troopers come with backpack rebreathers and two different blasters.
STAR WARS | Star Wars Celebration attendees have the chance to pick up a version of Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ C-3PO signed by actor Anthony Daniels. To keep the internet from feeling left out, the company also showed off the 12-inch take on goldenrod here based on his appearance in “A New Hope.” R2-D2’s best pal even comes with light-up eyes and working cylinders to make this toy as screen-accurate as possible.
STAR WARS | The last bit of Star Wars news came from Kotobukiya as the company showed off the October-shipping Snowtrooper ARTFX+ statue 2-pack. Both snap-together pieces stand 7 inches tall and come with multiple arms and weapons for multiple posing options.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS | DC Entertainment unleashed the first trailer for Bruce Timm’s original animated feature “Justice League: Gods and Monsters.” But that’s not all, in this video which features a conversation with Timm about the film and the digital comic, viewers also get a look at DC Collectibles’ line of figures based on the ‘toon. Watch the whole video or jump to the 4:14 mark to get a glimpse of these new takes on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman that go on sale this fall.
MARVEL COMICS | Funko dropped a metric ton of Marvel goodness on fans this week. First and foremost, dig the Scarlet Witch Pop based on her look in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She debuts in August while May will see the release of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star Agent May in the same format. For good measure, feast your eyes on Deadpool and his Chimichanga food truck which pulls in this month.
Additionally, Funko released images of their sad-but-huggable Mopeez plushies based on Marvel’s mightiest heroes on their worst day. The 4.5-inch tall pieces come with weighted butts so they slouch while sitting. Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man and Deadpool make their mopey debuts in July.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM | The Joker might have caused some controversy on the internet lately, but he’s still one of the most iconic and terrifying villains whether he’s showing up in comics or video games. Sideshow Collectibles showcases the madman in this 24-inch tall statue based on his appearance in the “Arkham Asylum” video game. The Sideshow exclusive version of the statue comes with a laughing face that can be swapped out for the usual grinning one. The Clown Prince of Crime ships next summer.
X-MEN | Rogue is ready for her Danger Room Session. The longtime X-Man joins Kotobukiya’s line of statues featuring Jim Lee’s 90s-era costumes that already includes Psylocke, Wolverine and Cyclops. She’s perched on a fallen Sentinel hand and includes two different heads featuring long and short hair. Rogue ships in November.
MEGA MAN | Proto Man might be one of Mega Man’s allies these days, but at one point he’d pop up just to give our hero trouble. First 4 Figures decided to bring him into the statue family based on the Mega Man series. The base was modeled after the Shadow Man stage of “Mega Man 3,” Proto’s first appearance in the franchise. If you pick up the F4F exclusive version, it comes with LEDs that make his blaster and suit glow. Both ship at the end of this year.
MORTAL KOMBAT X | “Mortal Kombat X” landed in stores this week and Mezco already has a trio of action figures ready for fans to snatch up. The second series of figures from the fighting game includes Katana, Kotal Kahn and Quan Chi. Each figure was digitally sculpted based on game files and comes with accessories and over 17 points of articulation. They ship in November.
POP MOVIES | Finally, comedy fans rejoice in the fact that Funko aimed their Pop Vinyl ray at “Talladega Nights” and “Superbad” to produce large-eyed toys based on Will Ferrell, Michael Cera and John C. Reilly. The June-shipping “Talladega” line consists of Ricky Bobby, Cal Naughton Jr. and Jean Girard. The next month sees the release of Evan, Seth and McLovin from Greg Mottola’s 2007 teen comedy.
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