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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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Diamond Select Toys Reveals X-Files Toy Plans for 2016

When it comes to unexplained phenomena, Diamond Select Toys knows their stuff – after all, they’ve been turning zombies, aliens, werewolves and vampires into top-notch toys and collectibles for over 15 years! Now, with quintessential conspiracy-theory show The X-Files returning to FOX this January for the first time since 2002, DST is preparing to delve into that mysterious world with Select action figures, Vinimates vinyl figures and Minimates mini-figures!

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Diamond Select will release products based on the fan-favorite TV series alongside items from the new 2016 event series. A two-pack of Minimates captures Mulder and Scully in their new looks, as fully poseable 2-inch mini-figures, and is currently available for pre-order through comic shops. Simultaneously, DST is offering a pair of 4-inch Vinimates – static vinyl figures sculpted in the Minimates style – that capture them in their classic appearances. In the future, DST also will release a series of Minimates 4-packs based on the classic series.

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On the action figure side, two 7-inch-scale action figures of Mulder and Scully will kick off the X-Files Select line. Initial figures will be based on the new series, but there are plans to expand into the classic series, as well.

“As a longtime fan of the show, I’m very excited to have finally been granted access to the X-Files,” said Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are one of the most widely referenced and recognized pairs in pop culture, and the new show has everyone talking about them again. Plus, we have nine seasons’ worth of supporting cast and creatures to play with in our line planning.”

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comics Distributors to develop new and exciting products for collectors of all ages. Minimates mini-figures first appeared in 2002, and there are currently over 2400 Minimates, spanning over 60 different licenses.

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EXCELSIOR! Hot Toys debuts 1/6 scale Stan Lee action figure – PHOTOS

He is a creator of numerous superheroes. He has brought joy and excitement to comic book readers all around the world. In various superhero movies over the years, his cameos have lightened up the scenes and sometimes surprises movie-goers. Today, celebrating the opening of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of this living legend – Stan Lee!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Stan Lee. It features a newly developed head sculpt, meticulously sculpted hands and arms, finely tailored outfit, a director’s chair, detailed accessories, and figure stand.

True believers, your superhero collection will not be completed without this legend. ‘nuff said.

The 1/6th scale Stan Lee Collectible Figure specially features:

– Authentic and detailed likeness of the legendary Stan Lee
– Highly accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles, moustache, and skin texture
– Body with over 30 points of articulations
– Approximately 30 cm tall
– Newly sculpted arms and hands
– Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed hands
– One (1) pair of gesturing hands
– One (1) pair of hands for holding accessories
– One (1) pointing right hand
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
– One (1) off-white colored shirt
– One (1) navy jacket
– One (1) pair of brown-colored pants
– One (1) black belt
– One (1) pair of white running shoes

Accessories:
– One (1) pen
– One (1) silver colored watch
– One (1) pair of glasses
– One (1) pair of sunglasses
– One (1) director chair printed with Stan Lee’s signature
– Figure base printed with Stan Lee’s signature and Stan Lee nameplate

Artists:
– Head Sculpted by Woo Chul, Ji
– Accessories Sculpted by Kyoung Geun, Kim; Yeon Sun, Jeon, & Mina Yoo
– Head Painted by E-Lee
– Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: Q2 – Q3, 2016

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

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NYCC 2015: DC Comics Action Figures

DC Comics showed off many different figures from their TV and comic licenses, including the Arrow and Flash TV shows, Batman: The Animated Series, various comics, and great looking figures based on Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” comic. Plus, a first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in figure form!

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NYCC 2015: Star Ace Toys booth tour

Star Ace Toys has been heating up the 1/6 scale action figure market in the past year with breathtaking likeness at a surprising cost. This year at NYCC 2015, the company unveiled a variety of new toys from different licenses, including the Harry Potter series with new versions of the cast including Harry Potter, Ron Weasely, Hermione Grainger, Severus Snape, Mad-Eye Moody, Professor Dumbeldore, Sirius Black and he who shall not be named AKA Voldemort. You can also take a look at their Steve McQueen figures from “The Great Escape”, and Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games”.

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NYCC 2015: Pop Culture Shock Toys booth tour

Pop Culture Shock Toys had a great looking booth at NYCC 2015, and we have footage of the highlights from their spot. Items included a giant Kessler werewolf statue from “An American Werewolf in London”, Kintaro and Quan Chi from the Mortal Kombat series, Hordak and Evil-Lyn statues from “Masters of the Universe”, and Cammy & Nash from the Street Fighter series. My favorite was the Robocop statue, which someone needs to get for me ASAP!

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NYCC 2015: Good Smile Company booth tour

The Good Smile Company was out in full-force at NYCC 2015, bringing tons of new statues and Nendoroid figures from a variety of licenses. Check out the new collectibles including Nintendo licenses like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man and Animal Crossing and other games like Metal Gear Solid. Plus, animes like Kill La Kill, Yugi-Oh, and an amazing statue set of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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NYCC 2015: Julie Kerwin discusses “I Am Elemental” Action Figures

NerdNewsToday spoke with Julie Kerwin, the “creative superpower” behind IAmElemental’s action figures during NYCC 2015. Kerwin created her line of all-female action figures with the intent of giving young girls an articulated action-based line of figures to let them create their own narratives with a different type of toy. The figures are based on the elements of what makes a superhero or heroine, and Julie explains why these toys are important for both girls and boys to play with. She also discusses the future of the line, which looks ahead towards six-inch figures!

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