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.
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…)
A few years back Funko got into the 6 inch action figure market with their Legacy series. One of their first liscense was Game of Thrones that brought collectors two series totally 12 figures. After that they did smaller series with liscense like Firefly and The Rocketeer. After only marginal success, it seemed like Funko was willing to let the brand sit on the back burner while they perused other projects. CEO Brian Mariotti said that indeed was not the case, and that they secured the rights for 6 inch figures. Many have tried and failed, meeting resistance from creator George Miller. No clue as to when to expect new figures but, now the less, this is great news for fans.