Joining the line of 8” Mego style dolls and assorted bobble heads, Bif Bang Pow!’s long-awaited 3.75” The Venture Bros. action figures have finally started venturing (HAW!) into retailers. Entertainment Earth and other online shops have posted new product images for the line’s first wave, including 3.75” versions of Dr. Mrs. The Monarch with a flowing scarf, Hank Venture with a machete, Dean Venture with a shotgun and Brock Samson with a knife. Dr. Venture, Phantom Limb and The Monarch are expected to follow in June and pack the same roughly same 10 points of articulation and the same roughly $12 price tag. You can scope out all of the Venture Bros. 3.75” figures after the jump, including prototypes of the second wave figures from BBP!’s Toy Fair 2013 display.
Following last week’s official poster reveal for Thor: The Dark World, the live action followup to the 2011 Thormovie starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jamie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins and more, Apple Trailers has debuted the first full trailer for the film. While the cast from the first film is certainly present and accounted for, so too is the first appearance of former Doctor/Destro Christopher Eccleston as Malekith (the Accursed). What’s the dark elf got in store for Thor and Mjolnir when the movie opens on November 8?
With Batman and the Joker already duking it out on store shelves, Medicom is turning its Real Action Heroes attention to Jim Lee’s Hush style Catwoman and Harley Quinn. We missed the pair in Medicom’s Toy Fair 2013 display, but the toymaker has finally released press photos showcasing each of their 1/6 scale sculpts, scads of articulation, swappable hands, real cloth costumes and character-specific accessories. Catwoman’s removable whip belt is an especially thoughtful touch, even if it seems to be a separate piece from her weaponized plastic whip. Though the femme fatales won’t be available until around January or February of 2014, they’re both these Gotham City Sirens are currently available at various preorder sites for around $185-200.
You can see more photos of Medicom’s upcoming Real Action Heroes Hush Catwoman and Harley Quinn, on ComicsAlliance.
With Mattel’s Retro-Action line of 8” World’s Greatest Heroes figures put to bed last year, it seems Figures Toy Company has stepped in to fill the void with actual replicas of Mego’s famous ’70s dolls beginning with Batman, Robin, The Joker and The Riddler. Expected in comic and specialty stores this July, each figure will sport Mego’s signature sculpts, cloth costumes and 16 points of articulation (although hardcore fans will note that Batman and Robin’s masks aren’t removable like the earliest World’s Greatest Superheroes! line versions). Twisted Mego/ToyFare Theatre should be especially excited by the thought of customizing the dynamic duo into a modern Bat-Pumpkin and Squash. Pricing info hasn’t been released just yet, but judging from FTC’s previous releases, fans can probably expect to pay around $15-25 per figure this summer.
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Mega Man may be able to fuel his android bod with E-Tanks, but us regular humans have to settle for food, water, and perhaps most importantly, sleep. With this in mind, Capcom has bridged the man/machine gap with a plush Mega Man helmet and Mega Buster that fans can adorn for any combination of cosplay and napping. It’s not due out until July, but fans can pre-order it through Capcom’s Japanese site for a little more than $60 USD (¥6,090). If I don’t see a few dozen of these at Comic-Con this summer (especially near the Archie Comics and Udon booths), I will be mega disappointed.
Following a few relatively light months, this week’s DC Collectibles solicitations promise a whopping 19 total items due out this September and October including the usual action figures and statues, plus props and even a board game. Many of the items were on display during Toy Fair 2013, but there’s still a few surprises, including the Gentle Giant Studios-sculpted Justice League chess set, a new Supergirl statue and more. Hit the jump to get a load of all the new DC Collectibles items headed to retailers and the DCC site this fall.
It’s been a little while since TT Games loosed some Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game images or footage online, but the company has more than made up for the dry spell with the latest drop of new screen shots and nearly seven minutes of gameplay footage featuring Iron Man, the Hulk and Spider-Man, squaring off against the Abomination and Sandman in New York City. It seems one of the cosmic bricks from Lego Silver Surfer’s smashed board has fallen into the wrong hands, leading to Sandman and cohorts taking over NYC’s Grand Central Terminal. Fortunately for the minifigs citizens of the LMSH world, Nick Fury is extra good at getting Marvel’s heroes to work together to fight evil and pick up the pieces.