What exactly do Spider-Man, Batman, Skeletor and KISS have in common? Not much aside from being pop culture icons who also happen to have newly revealed action figures and statues this week. A new line of Hasbro Spider-Man toys were leaked as Pop Culture Shock unveiled Batman and Skeletor statues and Bif Bang Pow showed off concept art for the first-ever 3 3/4 inch KISS action figures. Hot Toys, Funko and Mattel also got in on the action this week!
SPIDER-MAN | Toy Fair might be fast approaching, but that doesn't mean every piece of toy news will come from the event. In fact, we now know the full lineup of Hasbro's Marvel Legends infinite Series Spider-Man thanks to a pre-sale over on RobotKingdom.com. According to the post, the new series will include classic versions of Spider-Man and Daredevil as well as Spider-Woman, Spider-Girl, Anti-Venom and Spider-Man 2099. As you can see in the fuzzy photo, each figure comes with parts for the Hobgoblin Build-A-Figure!
BATMAN | Pop Culture Shock announced a new line of DC Comics Wall Statues that, instead of sitting on a shelf, can actually be mounted on your wall. To kick things off, the company will showcase DC's roundabout namesake Batman. The 1:7 scale piece stands 15 inches tall and comes in two different versions. The regular version is limited to 1500 pieces and feature the current black and gray color scheme while the 750-piece PCS exclusive sports the blue and gray from the Bronze Age. Both come with an LED Bat Signal and ship on Nov. 29.
PULP FICTION | What better way to celebrate the New Year than with a masked sex fiend, a bloody former boxer, a mob boss and Harvey Keitel? This month will see the release of Funko's second wave of "Pulp Fiction" ReAction figures consisting of The Gimp, Butch Coolidge, Marsellus Wallace and The Wolf. Meanwhile, the company finally reveled the Butch Pop Vinyl which hits in February.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE | The most evil man in Eternia is about to get a 21.5-inch-tall statue thanks to Pop Culture Shock. The company will ship two different versions of the Skeletor statue on Oct. 31. The PCS exclusive comes comes with an extra jaw and an additional sword and battle axe to replace the character's standard staff.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS | In other He-Man news, Mattycollector.com kicked off the last year of their Masters of the Universe Classics line by revealing the first figure release of 2015. In this case it will be Lizard Man who will go up for early access on January 14 and the next day for everyone. As a nice little bonus, previous offering Extendar will also make a comeback on the 15th for fans who might have missed out the first time around.
KISS | Bif Bang Pow showed off concept artwork for their upcoming line of KISS 3 3/4-inch action figures. Though the costumed band members have spawned a legion of toys and collectibles, this will be the first batch in that scale. These particular ones take their cues from the original band members' appearance on the 1977 album "Alive! II."
HOT ANGEL ALIEN | It's been a while since Hot Toys debuted the She Predator Machiko from their Hot Angels line, but they just announced a follow-up to that 2008 figure based on the Alien films. Though details are scant at this time, Hot Toys did say they are working with "a known Hong Kong designer" on the new figure which they say is based on the xenomorphs seen in the 2004 crossover film "Alien Vs. Predator."