If you aren’t aware by now, Back to the Future is one of my favorite franchises. I still wear a calculator watch and owning a Delorean is still on my bucket list.
The animated series picks up where the movie trilogy left off with Doc Brown on his Hill Valley farm with wife Clara and sons Jules and Verne. Although the usual movie characters made occasional appearances, the show focused primarily on the Brown family. The show ran for 2 seasons on CBS on Saturday mornings from 1991-92 before the reruns reappeared in the FoxBox in the early 2000s.
Trivia note: It was the first production of Universal Cartoon Studios.
NECA knew how popular the franchise was and worked some of their usual magic to acquire the license for not only the movie related stuff but the animated series as well. When they made all of their Back to the Future reveals at Toy Fair, I was most excited for the Ultimate movie versions but was pleasantly surprised they decided to give us some animated series offerings as well. I also feel it was smart thinking to follow the Toony Terrors model keeping them simple and affordable. At $12.99 each, it makes the decision much easier for someone who is on the fence. (more…)
It’s the summer of new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures. Playmates just revealed a new comic inspired Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Black and White Figure 4-Pack arriving at the end of the summer. The set, which will be a Walmart exclusive, features the four comic inspired Turtles released a few years back, just in black and white. The set will also include a reprint of TMNT #1, with a new cover by Kevin Eastman.
The figures will be available on Walmart.com starting on Thursday, August 18th. We aren’t sure of the price but you can expect them in Walmart stores mid-August. (more…)
Kids will soon be able to learn and play with some of the most influential women in history. Today, Mattel announced a new series of Barbies called “Inspiring Women.” The first figures in the series are Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson. All three women made history in different industries: Earhart was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist Kahlo was known for her unique painting style and feminist activism; and Johnson, who was highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” broke boundaries for black women in mathematics and calculated dozens of trajectories for NASA, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon. (more…)
The new DC Multiverse Signature series we posted about a couple of weeks ago is up for pre-order over at Big Boy Toy Store. Unlike the low quality photos we posted earlier, the pre-orders bring us high quality pics as well as product description. As of now only Val Kilmer Batman and 1990’s TV Series Flash are up for pre-order. Not sure when Wonder Woman is going up, but the series is expected to ship this Spring. (more…)
Funko seems to be really stepping up their action figure game. The popular video game franchise Mortal Kombat is the latest to join Funko Action Figures. These fully articulated figures stand roughly 5 ½ inches tall, many of which hold deadly weapon accessories. The series includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Kitana, and Liu Kang.
If you aren’t already familiar, these will be just like the Zorn figures Funko released earlier this summer. There is an obvious nod to the old 80’s He-Man with the style of these figures. (more…)