HK toy maker known for making detailed collectible action figures makes a collectible work of art – the Star Wars – Stormtrooper – Porcelain Pattern Version. Hot Toys redefines the classic Stormtrooper look with a Chinese porcelain floral pattern on this 1/6th scale figure.
If you have not watch Netflix’s Stranger Things, I suggest you do. Get a Netflix account and then binge watch Stranger Things! I was hoping Super 7 or something would do a ReAction line, but for now – Special Ed Toys and toy artist George Gaspar aka couchgrouch produced this cool Eleven action figure. The action figure also comes with that 1980s-style toy packaging.
Since I’m on a budget and storage space issue these days, I am very picky on what figures I get. The Rogue One toys are now hitting the toy shelves at retailers and this Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso is on my list. The 6″ action figure has lots of neat details and pose-ability.
Another cool looking Samus Aran figure version from Figma coming in December 2016. From the hit Nintendo video game Metroid series comes the Samus Aran Zero Suit Version. The action figure sculpt was designed by Max Factory (Masanori Kuroda, Masu). The articulated figure stands around 5.5″ tall and comes with a display stand.
Either you love Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar space epic or hate it with a passion, here’s something you can kind of like, the NECA Limited Edition Action Figure 2-Pack. It may not have the Hot Toys bling, but if you’re on a budget, it’s a nice 2-pack for display. The Brand and Cooper figures stand 8″ tall with articulation. The action figures come various accessories and with sculpted likeness of actors Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
ALIENS fans looking for that kick-ass Ellen Ripley action figure should take at look at this Toys’R’Us Exclusive – the NECA Aliens Lt. Ellen Ripley figure. The action figure stands 7″ tall and features 25 points of articulation.
Coming this August 2016 is the Funko/Super 7 ReAction Aliens 3-pack featuring Ripley, the Power Loader mecha and Alien Queen. If you’re fan of the Aliens franchise then this is a must buy item this summer.
Mattel’s Barbie toy line is known for producing Barbie dolls, but hold up now. My face does a double-take. Say what? Barbie will also be doing Batman v Superman figures and these figures actually look decent. Mattel’s primo Barbie line, The Barbie Collection Black Label will be producing 3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collection – Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.
A new line of dolls that is not blue-eyed and blonde. Meet Yuna – the Asian American doll created by the designers of the Uglydoll, David Horvath and Sun Min & Creative Director of Bigshot Toyworks Klim Kozinevich. They have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new doll line named The Dream Big Friends.
I like buying Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of 6″ figures because of the details and pose-ability, but I never thought we would get full fledge vehicles or spacecraft for the 6″ line. I’m proven wrong with this Hasbro release of the The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. Now that’s a mouthful.
One of my favorite G1 Aubotcars was Tracks since it transform into a plane mode and fly. Now Takara has made a Transformers Masterpiece version and it looks sweet. Tracks in robot mode looks like his G1 cartoon days and transforms into the iconic 1970’s Chevy Corvette Stingray. Tracks can transform into his classic G1 flight-mode. The Masterpiece figure also comes with other extras, like a flight display stand, Raoul figure and Blaster in boombox mode.
One of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe is the bounty hunter Boba Fett. This exclusive Disney Store Boba Fett action figure stands 13.5″ tall with light-up blaster and sounds. The action figure has several points of articulation and the chest-activated button features 15 Boba Fett phrases.
If you’re a fan of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, you might want to pick up this 7″ Ulitmate Dante action figure. And if you’re on a budget, this figure is around $30.00 bucks. The 7″ Ultimate Dante does have a limited production run from NECA.
One of the new animated shows on Disney Junior is Miles from Tomorrowland and stars the Callisto family who live on the spaceship Stellosphere and work for the TTA (Tomorrowland Transit Authority). This Miles Talking Action Figure stands 12″ tall and has light-up effects, 15 talking phrases from the animated show, articulated legs, helmet visor, torso throwing action and boomerang-like weapon.
The Loyal Subjects has been creating neat vinyl figures this past year, like the Transformers Wave 3 and their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wave 1 series. I was able to buy a couple of blind boxes from these series, and what I like is unlike most 3″ to 5″ vinyl toys, The Loyal Subjects vinyl figures offer more points of articulation and accessories. Here’s another cool line if you’re a Mighty Morphin’ fan, the Power Rangers Wave 1.
Everybody seems to be making these big-head miniature body action figures or vinyl, ‘cuz it’s trending. Well, HK toy company HeroCross known for it’s big-head figures, now has this Boba Fett action figure for it’s Hybrid Metal Figuration line-up.
One of the most popular characters from the Marvel flick Guardians of the Galaxy is the tree plant hero Groot. Hot Toys known for it’s highly detailed 1/6th scale action figures, now have a 1/4 scale baby dancing Groot action figure.
I remember buying The Loyal Subjects (TLS) x Transformers Wave 1 blindboxes, because I’m a sucker for anything G1 Transformers related. The vinyl figures were decent and it looked cute. Since the 2013 Wave 1 release, TLS have upped the ante with their Wave 2 release with more points of articulation, accessories, sounds and lights. Now with this Transformers Wave 3 released the vinyl figures move a little like action figures and have cooler signature weapons related to the character. Some figures have light up LEDs or sound effects.
Super Mario fans will enjoy this 20″ plastic giant toy from Jakks Pacific, the World of Nintendo Super Mario Big Figure. Jakks Pacific with Nintendo license has made several 4″-6″ World of Nintendo action figures, and now this 20″ version Mario takes the cake.
Macross (Robotech) fans will enjoy this cool SDF1 toy from Master Made. The SDF1 Makuros gets the cute super big head treatment. The Makuros is also transformable and has articulation. It comes with a neat base stand and two Veritechs with stands.
Firefly may have only lasted one season on FOX, there is still a strong loyal following and Browncoats will buy anything Firefly/Serenity related. Now Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) will be unveiling their very own 1/6 action figure of Captain Malcolm Reynolds at this weekend’s Dallas Comic Con (May 16-18, 2014).