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Paul Feig teases new “Ghostbusters” toy lines from multiple companies

This Summer, the new “Ghostbusters” reboot will be hitting theaters, and merchandise is expected to be everywhere for this movie. While I love all sorts of random stuff like mugs, lunchboxes, keychains, and whatever, the main thing I care about is toys, toys, TOYS! Well, good news, everyone!

Director Paul Feig sent out a few tweets reassuring fans that action figures would be on the way from not one, but several different companies all doing different things.

In other words, we will be getting Lego sets, DST and Mattel action figures (which might also mean Minimates), Funko Pop! and Dorbz, and who knows what else. It’s truly a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan, especially when you consider all of the other toys coming out this year based on the original movies.

Just in case those tweets ever get deleted, here is a screenshot of all of them:

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Funko unveils Pop! and Dorbz Vinyl figures for “Captain America: Civil War”

Funko, AKA the company with every license on the planet, has just uvneiled new vinyl figures based on the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, “Captain America: Civil War”.

Hitting both the Pop! and Dorbz lines, the line includes figures of Captain America, Bucky, War Machine, Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon, and Crossbones, as well as plenty of exclusive variants of these characters. Frankly, this is probably the most smiles we will ever see Crossbones or Bucky Barnes give to us, so soak it in while you can.

Check out the gallery below for pics of all the items:

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Bandai reveals “Dragon Ball Z” LEGO-style mini-figures

Just in time to get your holiday wish list ready for next year, Bandai has revealed a line of Dragon Ball Z Figmes, which is their version of Lego mini-figures.

The first line of Akira Toriyama’s world-famous Manga characters includes mini-figures of Goku, Super Saiyan Son Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Frieza and Cell. We can already start dreaming about future waves, and based on how good these look, I am certain we are not too far away from at least two more waves before the end of 2016. Perhaps this could also mean playsets in the future, such as the Kame House, or… any one of the dozens of barren deserted areas that they usually fight in.

The Dragon Ball Z Figme figures are scheduled for release in March 2016 in Japan, and are priced at 500 yen, which converts to around $4 USD.

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Info via ToyArk

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Mezco unveils new One:12 figure of Spock

The One:12 Collective is proud to present one of the most iconic and enduring characters in the pop culture lexicon: Spock from the original Star Trek series.

First introduced to audiences in 1966, the Star Trek series was a landmark show that sparked in countless fans a love of science, space and technology, and inspired many real world inventions.
Spock, powerfully portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in both the TV series and in the film franchises, embodied a new kind of TV hero: calmly logical, and cerebral but not completely devoid of human emotion. Spock has transcended his genre and has been voted one of the 50 Greatest TV Characters and has recently had a mountain named after him on Pluto.

Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny actor likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a series accurate outfit to create an amazing collectible.

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The One:12 Collective Spock features:
– Real fabric uniform
– Incredible sculpted details capturing the likeness of this complex character
– Leather-look screen matched boots

Included with this figure:
– Alternate head with arched eyebrow
– One “Live long and prosper” hand
– One phaser holding hand
– One Vulcan mind-meld hand
– One Vulcan nerve pinch hand
– One set of posing hands
– One set of fists
– Communicator with flip up panel
– Tricorder with opening top section
– Display base and posing stand

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Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box featuring character specific artwork and a translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.

Spock is available for pre-order now for shipment in April/May 2016.

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Hot Toys teases “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” 1/6 scale Batmobile

Start saving your dough, as Hot Toys prepares to break your bank account with more figures from the upcoming “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie. If you thought the figures were tempting enough, be prepared for cardiac arrest with this one.

Hot Toys has sent out three teaser images of the Batmobile in 1/6 scale, meaning this thing will be as big as your work desk from the second job you will have to take in order to buy this mammoth vehicle. Here is the official info from HT PR:

Following the release of our first teaser of the upcoming Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible figures, it’s time to get ready for Batman’s personal ride, the astonishing 1/6th scale Batmobile!

This incredible Batmobile will unveil in full glory very soon at Hot Toys’ booth (F01-16) in the upcoming Toy Soul 2015 on Dec 18 in Hong Kong! Stay tuned!

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No price has been named yet, but expect this to be anywhere between $600-900 USD. We can already see plenty of moving parts, as well as electronic pieces that will elevate the cost of this higher than any HT vehicle we have seen before. I would give a kidney to own this, and I might just have to give that and six other kidneys to add this to my collection. Anybody want to donate some organs?

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DARK HORSE UNLEASHES “GAME OF THRONES” NIGHT’S KING LIMITED EDITION BUST

Dark Horse is heading into the holidays with the reveal of the latest release in its growing line of figures and collectibles based on characters from the smash-hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®. Modeled after the leader of the White Walkers who raised the fallen wildlings in the aftermath of the massacre at Hardhome in one of Season 5’s most shocking moments, the Night’s King bust will be available in spring 2016.

Drawing on the skills of sculptor Dave Cortes, Dark Horse has captured the Night’s King in full detail. The bust measures 8 3/4 inches tall. His 12-inch arms are raised as if he is a conductor orchestrating a crescendo, while his otherworldly blue eyes challenge Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch army as they retreat.

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“Demand for our previous large-scale Game of Thrones statues and busts has been tremendous,” said Dark Horse Product Development head David Scroggy. “Items like our 14-inch Iron Throne replica, the Jon Snow and Ghost statue, and the Daenerys and Drogon bust have sold through quickly. We expect the Night’s King bust to be just as popular!”

This limited edition bust is sure to be the centerpiece of any Game of Thrones collection.

The Night’s King bust will be packaged in a full-color, oversize collector box. The release date is set for April 2016. Suggested retail price is $129.99.

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Leaked toy images show one more bad guy in “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice”

As if there were not enough villains in the upcoming “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, it looks like we have another contender throwing their hat in the ring.

One twitter user happened to find an image of an upcoming action figure three-pack that featured an armored Batman with removable helmet, Superman, and one other neat thing that was probably meant to be a surprise.

And just in case the tweet every goes bye-bye, here is the image for safe-keeping:

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It looks like we are getting one more big baddie in the film at some point when Lex Luthor shows up in his awesome green mech suit. This should be taken with a grain of salt, since often times toys just add random things to their line, but this one hits way too close to the plot of the movie and very well might be a real thing. One thing is for sure, this flick is getting pretty crowded. It’s turning into the Royal Rumble of comic movies – who will enter the ring next?

“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” will arrive in theaters on March 25, 2016. The film stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).

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JAKKS announces BlizzCon exclusive 20″ BIG FIGS Warcraft deluxe Durotan

From JAKKS BIG FIG collection comes the BlizzCon Exclusive Edition Deluxe Durotan action figure! Offered for sale only to those attending BlizzCon this amazing figure perfectly recreates the orcish hero from Legendary’s upcoming Warcraft motion picture.

Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, Durotan is one of the bravest warriors in all of Orc-kind. Master of the battle-axe and fiercely loyal to the traditions of his ancestors, he embodies the spirit of the Frostwolves: brute force born of battle, tempered by the wisdom of experience. As his homeworld dies, Durotan is burdened by the responsibility of finding a means of survival for those he loves. Mate of Draka and father of Go’el, he fears for the future of his family and his tribe. Joining the Horde as they march through the Dark Portal into Azeroth, he is determined to find a new home by any means necessary.

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The BlizzCon exclusive Durotan features 7 points of articulation, collector level deco and premium sculpted details to help recreate the heroic Orc chieftain from the upcoming film. Durotan also includes his signature 9” Axe accessory and comes in exclusive collector packaging. Want more? The BlizzCon edition Durotan comes with an exclusive Horde Banner in –scale to the figure and only available to customers at BlizzCon!

Only 1,000 pieces of this amazing collectable BIG FIG will be available for purchase with a limit of 2 per customer. Collectors who purchase the figure will receive their exclusive Horde Banner at the show along with a collector postcard, and the figure will be shipped direct to anywhere in the Continental U.S. at no additional charge this December (No P.O. Boxes).

Recreate the Warcraft Adventure with this JAKKS BIG FIGS Deluxe Durotan action figure.

BLIZZCON EXCLUSIVE DELUXE DUROTAN BIG FIG. $79.99, limit two per customer, available only at BLIZZCON at the JAKKS register in the LEGENDARY PICTURES Booth on the 3rd floor of the Anaheim Convention center at the top of the escalator.

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Sony Pictures announces toy plans for upcoming Ghostbusters, Jumanji, Get Smurfy and other films

Mark Caplan, Sony Pictures’ new senior vice president of global consumer products, has revealed the firm’s toy plans for big screen properties including Ghostbusters, Get Smurfy and the Jumanji remake.

Mattel has signed a deal to be the global master toy licensee for next year’s Ghostbusters reboot, set to hit screens in July 2016 with an all-female team, and Sony Pictures has shed some light on the slate of planned products, spanning blind bags, board games and action figures.

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“Mattel has developed a really broad line of products,” Sony’s Mark Caplan told ToyNews (we basically lifted most of their story since it was quotes, so please give them some traffic as a way for us to apologize for this).

“We’re going after collectors with blind bag figures at a very reasonable price point. In each figure pack there’s a piece of a particular character, so if a consumer buys all four, they can assemble a separate ghost.

“Mattel is also doing a board game and six-inch figures of both the classic Ghostbusters and the brand new movie. The firm is developing a new Eco-1 and the collectable characters can fit into the car. Mattel is also creating the Proton Pack. What kid would not want to throw that on?

“Alongside Mattel, we have LEGO on board, Funko doing Pop! Vinyl and Rubie’s is making costumes. It’s expansive. We have something for everyone, whether you’re a collector or an everyday toy buyer.”

Elsewhere, it was revealed back in August that Sony was developing a Jumanji remake and the firm’s plans involve a board game that it hopes can match the success of the original Hasbro game from the Nineties.

Caplan continued: “Jumanji has an interesting place in the toy world. Back in the late Nineties, Hasbro developed a board game based on the movie. That’s the path for us in toys with the return of Jumanji, to create a board game and even a mobile game.

“Maybe there is something we can do where the mobile game interacts with the board game. It’s early days for that but I think it’s a natural fit.”

Exect more from Hotel Transylvania in 2017 as the brand enters the toy market with the arrival of an animated TV series then.

“Hotel Transylvania 2 has done tremendously well and there’ll be more content moving forward,” said Caplan. “There’s an animated series coming and that’s when we’ll focus on developing a toy partnership for Hotel Transylvania because being on television will drive more awareness for it.”

2017 will also see Sony bring The Smurfs to the big screen once again in Get Smurfy, a new fully animated movie.

Sony has signed a master toy deal with Jakks Pacific for the film and Caplan believes that Get Smurfy will provide a wealth of opportunities for success in the toy space.

“If you remember how successful the little Smurf figurines were back in the day, we’re bringing those back,” Caplan revealed.

“There’s a lot of different play patterns that we’ll be tapping into with The Smurfs, from role play to construction and even ‘create your own’ products. It’s early stages but it’s an evergreen brand and in toys, there’s an endless amount of product we can make.”

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Hot Toys teases Captain Phasma figure from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Star Wars fans are waiting anxiously for Episode VII to arrive, but us toy collectors are busy being spoiled with all sorts of info and sneak peeks via all of the new toy announcements. Today, we don’t have a spoiler but something that will still make plenty of people tingle with joy.

Hot Toys sent out a teaser with this short but sweet message and the image below – “You have seen the troops, and soon you will meet their captain in shiny armor.” In other words, Hot Toys is giving us a 1/6 scale Captain Phasma in 2016!

Not much else to say at this point other than be patient and start saving money. The price of this figure should fall somewhere between the cost of a normal Hot Toys figure and an Iron Man due to the armor pieces. Either way, this is an exciting character that looks great in figure form, so I can only imagine what Hot Toys will do to her once we see the prototypes. In the meantime, here is the sneak peek below that was sent out to members of the press.

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