Inside the Toy Box: Issue Fifteen


Inside the Toy Box sums up the past week’s toy news, top sellers, trends, pre-orders and any other great happenings in the world of toys and pop culture.  Be sure to scroll down and check out the sales at the bottom.

I missed last week with Thanksgiving and the kids out of school.  I boycotted Black Friday as I do always.  I feel Thanksgiving should be spent with family and not fighting other people to save money.

NECA revealed their Cinemachines at the NJ Comic Expo.  NECA also teased some photo updates of their much anticipated Bill & Ted’s line.  I for one am looking forward to the Wild Stallions in action figure form.  We will have to wait until the spring of 2016 to find out.


I am hoping for another home run like their Home Alone series.  I got mine today and the stock photos do not do this series justice.  The same goes for the Star Wars Black Series Imperial Forces EE Exclusive.  I got mine in the mail this past Saturday, and I am loving the Crimson Stormtrooper.

There was also an update to wave 4 of the Star Wars Black Series.  We now have a case breakdown and images.  It looks like you don’t have to go to Toys R Us for a First Order Snowtrooper.  We also get a repack of Rey and BB-8 and Kylo Ren.  New comers to the Black Series are First Order TIE Fighter Pilot, General Hux, and Ello Asty (as in Hello Nasty).  Hopefully these come in time for the movie.


We have a new wave of Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Legends.  This wave contains the highly anticipated Spider-Gwen.  We are also treated to another Venom following the Superior Venom from the previous Rhino BAF wave.  The BAF for this wave is the Absorbing Man and the case will come with one extra Venom.


We also got a first look at the Batman v Superman action figures.  The only thing we haven’t seen before from the trailers is Auqaman.  If you haven’t seen it, the second trailer dropped on Jimmy Kimmel.  I am on the fence with Affleck’s bat voice but can’t wait for the movie.

It looks like you don’t have to go to Hot Topic any more for your POP! Tees. Entertainment Earth will have them in stock soon and for a few dollars less.  They are going to run $15.99 each but Hot Topic usually has a BOGO in store if you time it right.  My t-shirt rotation is close to 30 right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more.  My most recent additions are Cafe 80’s and Enchantment Under the Sea from Back to the Future.

New POPS! up for grabs are Willy Wonka and Clueless.  I am digging the Oompa Loompa.  It’s probably actual size too.


If you got the Smugglers Bounty from Funko, there is a TIE Pilot POP! that is going for some decent money in it.

Part of the new line of DC Icons are hot off the truck.  Batman is a must have for any fan, and he is already out of stock.  I am glad I jumped on him early and got in on the first wave of orders.  Other notable figures in the line are Harley Quinn and the Joker from Death in the Family.


McFarlane Toys had a few things go up for pre-order as well, The Best of Halo 5 and Assassins Creed Series 5.  Both are due out next spring.  If you are going to be hunting for these on the pegs the case break down is:

Assassins Creed:

3x Union Jacob Frye
2x Il Tricolore Ezio Auditore
3x Revolutionary COnnor

Halo 5:

3x Master Chief
1x Spartan Locke
1x Spartan Tanaka
1x Spartan Kelly
1x Spartan Fred
1x Spartan Buck

The Walgreens exclusive Daredevil was also spotted on shelves this week.  Don’t go breaking the bank on eBay as there were 8 on the shelf.


December 2 – 8: CYBER WEEK SALE – Take advantage of these great discounts, and secure your purchases now so you won’t be scrambling in 2 weeks!

  • BOGO Sale: Funko Pop! Vinyls!Buy 4, get 5th free. In stock only
  • BOGO Sale: Mugs!Buy 3, get 4th free. GREAT gifts! In stock only
  • BOGO Sale: Dolls!Buy one, get one 50% off! In stock only
  • December 3 Daily Deal: Power RangersGet Up to 35% off Vinyl Figures
  • December 4 Daily Deal: Acid RainGet 20% off Action Figures
  • December 5 Daily Deal: FrozenGet Up to 25% off Disney Collectibles
  • December 6 Daily Deal: Kamen RiderGet 20% off select Action Figures
  • December 7 Daily Deal: Model KitsGet up to 40% off

That’s all for now and we will be back next week with more great toy news.




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