We’re a week out from New York Comic Con and still reeling from the last big show of the season. As always, armies of people appeared to wander through the Javits looking at everything from cosplayers to merch. Companies like Sideshow Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys and Bluefin Tamashii Nations all had booths with plenty of new collectibles to ogle. We did our best to cover the event and also made note of a variety of other announcements this week including some in-hand experience with Hasbro’s Star Wars offerings and Dark Horse’s “The Art of He-Man” book!
SIDESHOW NYCC | Sideshow Collectibles featured a great deal of heroes, villains and those in between at their booth. The 12-inch Deadpoool figure looks like he hopped right off the comic book page, breaking the fourth wall in the process. DC statues of Supergirl and Batgirl also wowed passersby, as did the Boba Fett and Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper.
BLUEFIN TAMASHII NATIONS NYCC | Speaking of variety, Bluefin Tamashii Nations featured a ton of different pieces at the show. Just check out the S.H. Figuarts versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles based on the initial cartoon looks as well as samurai-inspired versions of Star Wars stalwarts Boba Fett, the Sandtrooper and the Royal Guard. Smaller versions of DC heroes Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Flash plus ’60s versions of Batman, Robin and the Batmobile as well as Predator, Alien, Robocop and his robotic adversary, ED-209.
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS NYCC | Diamond Select Toys displayed a variety of products from their “Ghostbusters” Select figures of Ray, Egon and Janine, as well as “Back to the Future 3” Minimates including the steam powered time machine, “The X-Files” and “Mallrats” Minimates and Indymates of characters from comics like “Chew” and Valiant characters Ninjak and Shadowman.
DARK HORSE NYCC | Dark Horse Deluxe will move into the world established in the Nickelodeon animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The company had pieces based on Aang and Kora, the star of the follow-up series, at the show. Both are still in the works, but you can tell just from these photos that they’ve really nailed the look set out in the series’. Korra is scheduled to hit in February while Aang’s release is still being nailed down.
SUPERGIRL | TVInsider scored the first look at DC Collectibles’ upcoming statue based on Melissa Benoist’s portrayal of Kara in the upcoming “Supergirl” TV series. The 12.5-inch resin statue shows her in a familiar pose and will ship in May. “Supergirl” debuts on CBS at 8:30 PM on October 26.
X-MEN | The ARTFX+ line of statues will soon have too more X-Men in its line-up. This week Kotobukiya unveiled new versions of the Beast and Magneto. The former comes crouched, ready to do battle with a foe or a nasty brain teaser. Meanwhile, Magneto will also be presented in his black-and-white costume thanks to this new exclusive.
WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES | Figures Toy Company continues to offer a wide variety of DC characters from all corners of the vast shared universe. This time around, the group showed off the second wave of Superman toys based on the old Mego style. This one features Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White. Now you can relive the hustle and bustle of the Daily Planet bullpen in all its glory!
STAR WARS | We still don’t know too much about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” villain Captain Phasma, but we can clearly see that she has a killer design. Just look at this Kotobukiya ARTFX+ statue with its shiny, reflective surfaces. The piece, complete with parts for a pair of different poses, ships next April.
POP VINYL | The most diverse and possibly dysfunctional family in all of collectibles has to be Funko’s Pop Vinyl line. This week, the company unveiled new versions of movie Ant-Man with his transport Ant-Thony as well as Voltron and Travis Bickle, the star of “Taxi Driver” played by Robert De Niro in the classic 1970s film. They all hit stores in December.
BATMAN | The true test of a great character is his or her ability to be dropped in any time or place and their ability to entertain even with the change in their usual venue. That’s the idea behind the Play Arts -KAI figure line Batman: Timeless. This time around we get to see the Dark Knight as he would have appeared had be been a Spartan warrior. Armored, caped and helmeted, this version of Batman stands 11 inches tall and comes complete with plenty of weapons.
BLOODHSOT | Quarantine Studios and Sideshow Collectibles will bring this 15-inch Bloodshot statue to collectors at the end of this year. This resin statue celebrates the Valiant icon as designed by David Aja on the cover of “Bloodshot” #1.
STAN LEE | This one’s just a quick teaser, but check out Hot Toys’ take on Marvel legend Stan “The Man” Lee’s upcoming 1/6th scale action figure. This guy’s going to have more action figures than most of his creations by the end of the year!
STAR WARS | Hasbro wants to make sure everyone’s super psyched about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the huge number of products on the market. The company sent a box our way packed with all kinds of goodies including a Black Series 6-inch Chewbacca and Titanium Series Land Speeder. The Chewie electronic mask and Nerf Bowcaster will be great for Halloween and the Jedi Master Lightsaber kit will offer hours of entertainment.
POWERED GEEK BOX | Fans of nerdy boxes sent on the regular should take note, Power Up Box has changed its name to Powered By Geek Box. To get the word out, they sent us another one of their boxes, this one packed with a “Call of Duty: Ghosts” T-shirt, Funko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mystery Mini, Sonic stress ball, Transformers candy head, Simpsons shot glass, Funko Futurama Pop and Looney Tunes patch.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE | Finally, we got our hands on a copy of Dark Horse’s “The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” and it as an absolute must for fans. Not only do you get to see documents leading to the original pitch, but also concept art by the likes of poster painter Drew Struzan and Star Wars designer Ralph McQuarrie. This is the kind of coffee table art book you’ll come back to over and over again to absorb all the amazing details of one of the most iconic 80s toy franchises.
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