What do you get when you combine a pair of mutants, two versions of an intergalactic bounty hunter, an alien feline, the world’s greatest detective (who’s not Batman) and a bunch of adorable mini toys? Why, this week’s collectible reveals, of course! Sabretooth and Magik have been statu-ized by Sideshow and Kotobukiya, respectively, Hot Toys and Bluefin Tamashii Nations both revealed Boba Fett toys and Underground Toys set their Sherlock figure for December. For those bits of news you can use and much more, read on!
X-MEN | One of Wolverine’s oldest foes comes roaring into Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure statue line with a new piece fearing his classic costume. Sabretooth stands 17.5 inches tall and comes perched on top of some snow covered terrain ready to throw down with other statues like the Wolverine PFF. As usual, there’s a Sideshow Exclusive version that comes with the open-mouthed face, but you’ll have to supply your own roar.
X-MEN | Over the past few years, Illyana Rasputin has gone from a background player to one of Cyclops’ go-to mutants. Colossus’ little sister sure has grown up in that time and so has her massive Soulsword which takes center stage in this 7.5-inch-tall, 1/10th scale piece from Kotobukiya. Magik now joins Cyclops, Magneto and Emma Frost in the line designed by comic artist Adi Granov.
STAR WARS | Boba Fett is one of the most beloved characters in film who doesn’t actually come off very well in his major film appearance (so far). That armor and those weapons make him seem like a grade-A badass, but then he falls into the Sarlacc pit and, well… that’s all she wrote. Still, he’s inspired plenty of amazing collectibles, like this one from Hot Toys, for you to invent your own adventures. As with most Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece offerings, this one features a variety of alternate hands, highly detailed costuming and accessories galore. Additionally, the deluxe version comes with the Sarlacc display, tentacles and all, as well as a pair of jetpack thruster blasts.
STAR WARS | Bluefin Tamashii Nations takes Fett’s look a few steps further with the Meisho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett. This alternate reality version features a series of throwing knives and darts, a jetpack-esque backpack, a short katana and a flintlock version of the iconic EE-3 blaster. Look for the Samurai-tinged Boba Fett in November.
THUNDERCATS | Mattycollector surprised a lot of ’80s toy and toon fans during Comic-Con International when they announced plans to create a Thundercats Classics line of figures. Those same fans had a few thoughts on the initial designs that Matty and sculptors The Four Horsemen took into account as you can see in these images posted over on the MC forums. Now the color, sculpts and accessories more accurately match the look of the Thundercats’ leader as seen in the TV series. The exact release date has yet to be released for these toys, but there will be a subscription offered in the near future.
SHERLOCK | England’s number one super sleuth is coming to collectible stores this December. Underground Toys wants “Sherlock” fans to celebrate the holidays with this 5-inch action figure of Benedict Cumberbatch’s most popular character. The toy comes with violin and bow, trusty skull and cell phone, but no Watson figure just yet. We recommend making a little coat and using a Bilbo figure for the time being.
POP VINYL | And now for the weekly rundown of Funko’s new Pop Vinyl collectibles! The company announced three new waves hitting in September based on “Crimson Peak,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Napoleon Dynamite.” The first includes stars Sir Thomas Sharpe and Edith Cushing as well as the creepy Guillermo del Toro creation Mother Ghost. Meanwhile, Pumpkin King and Nightshade Sally will join the “NBX” line and Napoleon, Pedro, Kip, Uncle Rico and Deb will kick of “ND.”
But that’s not all! In January, Funko will release a series of Pops based on the beloved ’90s sitcom “Friends.” The first wave features Rachel in her Central Perk waitress outfit, Monica in her chef whites, Phoebe with her guitar, Chandler with Chick, Ross with Marcel and Joey with Duck. It’d be great if the second wave consisted of all discarded significant others like Paolo, Kathy, Pete, Emily, Mike and, of course, Janice.
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