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Hot Toys announces 1960’s Batman toys, starting with Batmobile

Maker of amazing 12″ action figures, Hot Toys announced at San Diego Comic Con 2012 this past weekend their newest license, which is actually one of their oldest.

Hot Toys has revealed that they now have the license to make 1:6 scale figures from the 1960’s retro “Batman” TV show. Starring Adam West and Burt Ward, among a rogues gallery of famed character actors to round out the villains, fans can expect a lot of high quality toys coming soon, starting with an in-scale Batmobile.

No official release date has been announced yet, but expect this bad boy in time for Christmas this year, if not first quarter in 2013.

Check out the gallery below for huge images of this car!

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Jaina Solo joins Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line of statues

It’s been a long time coming, but Star Wars is now officially joining Kotobukiya’s lineup of Bishoujo (Japanese for “beautiful girl”) statues! Get ready to see the lovely ladies of all eras of the ultimate science-fiction powerhouse reimagined like never before. First up in the new Star Wars series is ace pilot/Jedi warrior/daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, JAINA SOLO! One of the most popular characters in the Expanded Universe, Jaina has appeared in numerous novels and comic books that take place after the events of Return of the Jedi and now comes to you in a fantastic Bishoujo statue based on an illustration by master Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita.

A skilled pilot who became a member of the illustrious New Republic Rogue Squadron at the age of 18, Jaina Solo strikes a casual pose in her iconic orange flight suit, the same outfit worn by pilots for generations (including Luke Skywalker in the Battle of Yavin). But the pretty young Jedi puts her own spin on the uniform, wearing it stripped down to the waist to reveal her tank top. Meanwhile, Jaina holds her helmet in one hand and her flight vest and lightsaber in the other. Like all Bishoujo statues the cute Jedi has an incredible sculpt, with intricate outfit details like folds and straps. The highlight is of course Jaina’s beautiful Bishoujo-inspired face!

Standing 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) on a special display base incorporating the Rogue Squadron emblem. Not only is Jaina the first Star Wars Bishoujo Statue, she’s also the first Extended Universe character brought to life by Kotobukiya. She looks great on her own, and she’ll make the perfect addition to any Star Wars or Bishoujo collection!

Jaina Solo will be available towards the end of 2012, just in time for the Christmas rush, and has a suggested retail price of $64.99.

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Mezco reveals SDCC 2012 exclusives

As the world prepares for San Diego Comic Con (July 12th-15th) Mezco Toyz adds to the excitement by revealing their 2012 Summer Exclusive lineup:

Dark Knight Mez-itz Mega Scale Batman-

Perhaps the greatest summer exclusive in the universe, Mezco proudly presents the Mega Scale Dark Knight Batman Mez-Itz. This 300% Batman Mez-Itz is based on Batman’s look from the award wining blockbuster trio of films from Christopher Nolan. He measures 20 inches from the tip of his ears to the soles of his boots.

He features a real cloth black cape. Just like the standard Mez-Itz, he features 5 points of articulation and 1000 points of fun. Mez-Itz Mega Scale Batman is securely packed in a sturdy full color box. This is a non-numbered limited edition item. Edition size TBD.

6″ Metallic Wonder Woman Mez-itz –

Mez-Itz Wonder Woman is the first female character in the DC Universe lineup and the first to feature sculpted hair.

The Princess of the Amazons stands 6inches tall and features 5 points of articulation and a 1000 points of fun! This Summer Exclusive version features an exclusive metallic finish and a real rope Lasso of Truth. This is a non-numbered limited edition item.

Catwoman Key Ring 2″ Mez-itz –

Catwoman joins the Mez-Itz DC lineup. This feline fatale was voted #11 on the list of Best Villains ever, yet she still holds the key to the heart of Batman…or does she?

Catwoman stands 2inches tall and features 5 points of articulation and a sturdy metal clasp. This is a non-numbered limited edition item.

Glow-in-the-Dark Mumm-Ra and Decayed-form Mumm-Ra 2-Pack-

Now, for the 1st time, Mezco offers Mumm-Ra in both his forms!

From the secret chambers of the black pyramid on Third Earth comes Mumm-Ra, old and decrepit, he transforms himself into the powerful Mumm-Ra the Ever Living by reciting the incantation “Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living!”

Based on the the original animated series, this mega-scale figure is 14inches of evil ancient fury! Mezco’s Mumm-Ra is superbly detailed, perfectly capturing the essence of his villainy as he spreads wide his arms and swears to destroy Lion-O. Mumm-Ra features 8 points of articulation as well as a real cloth cape and bandages.

This Summer Exclusive features a glow-in-the-dark blue skin and comes packed with a Decayed Form Mumm-Ra, created from an entirely new sculpt, showing him in his decrepit natural state. Both come packaged together in an oversized collector friendly box. This is a non-numbered limited edition item.

Metallic Earthworm Jim Action Figure

Evildoers beware as Mezco brings the intergalactic hero Earthworm Jim to life as an articulated figure! Jim comes complete with a game-accurate plasma blaster as well as his famous ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. The 6inch scale Earthworm Jim features 8 points of articulation. He comes complete not only with his plasma blaster, but with an alternate “bendy” unsuited worm body as well.

This Summer Exclusive edition features a special metallic finish ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. He also sports a special “groovy” head sculpt unique to this Summer Exclusive. This is a non-numbered limited edition item.

Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Set : Series 6

The Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Set claws it’s way from the grave for 2012.

The latest dolls to be reimagined for the collection are:

Demonique- With the wings of a night creature.

Blue- With an elaborate new outfit,

Schitzo- With reimagined facepaint and a shocking new hairstyle.

Ms. Eerie- With a stylish new hat and period dress

All four feature glass-like eyes that seem to peer into your very soul. Each member of this limited edition quartet of the damned comes with its own death certificate, and entombed in its own coffin. This is a non-numbered limited edition item, limited to 300 sets worldwide.

All of Mezco’s Summe Exlusives will be available for purchase on their new website, as well as at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.

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Hot Toys teases Joker 2.0 12-inch figure

Following the announcement from last week, Hot Toys sends us a new image for their upcoming Joker 2.0 figure from “The Dark Knight” line, this time showing off the tailor made costume. Finely customized by the extraordinaire 1/6th scale figure costume artist Kato, the Joker 2.0 costume fits the new advanced body to a T, with well tailored movie-accurate cutting and materials to create the threads that Heath Ledger wore during the film.

Check out the new image below and stay-tuned for more updates on this figure soon.

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NECA shows off glow-in-the-dark Robocop figure

NECA has proudly unveiled their latest Toys R Us exclusive: Night Fighter Robocop!

Not only does the glow-in-the-dark Night Fighter Robocop directly reference the look and feel of the original toy line, but the packaging on this TRU exclusive couldn’t be more ’80s if it was wearing Madonna’s coned bra. It’s like they

imported Officer Murphy here directly from that most confusing decade of capitalist expansion and bizarro pop culture, and we wanted every aspect to fit the bill.

So while your friends are pulling up their legwarmers in the 100-degree heat and teasing their hair out to look like Olivia Newton John, all you gotta do is head over to Toys ‘R’ Us to get a load of Night Fighter Robocop and out-retro everyone. Whether or not you ever watched the animated series in your pajamas on a Saturday morning, you won’t want to miss out.

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Hot Toys teases new vehicle for 1:6 scale figures

Hot Toys, makers of amazingly realistic 1:6 scale action figures, sent out a photo this week of their next great undertaking, and what a project it will be. Coming straight from the new Christopher Nolan blockbuster, “Dark Knight Rises”, Hot Toys unveiled the initial working shots of the new Batwing plane to be seen in the upcoming film.

Hot Toys has said this will be their largest project ever, dwarfing even their 1:6 scale Tumbler from the last Batman movie and their soon-to-be-released Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton version of “Batman”. As to just how big this vehicle will end up being, keep in mind that what you see in this photo is purely the cockpit section, which is nowhere near representative of the epic wingspan this beast will surely have.

What will the price point be for this massive toy? Your guess is as good as mine, but considering the cost of their previous enormous vehicles, this is definitely going to be mighty close to $1,000 USD, if not being that much. The big question collectors have to ask themselves now is how are they going to display such a lofty collectible, and how many arms and legs of themselves will have to sell just to be able to afford it?

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Mezco Domo Kun Bobbleheads & Figures Generating Early Buzz

Branded entertainment company Big Tent Entertainment and Mezco Toyz, a leader in collectable action figures, doll manufacturing and marketing, announced a licensing agreement for a new line of collectibles featuring iconic character Domo. The new Domo line, which is expected to hit stores later this year, will include bobbleheads, clip-on figures, action figures, and wind-up walking toys.

Mezco Toyz unveiled the assortment of new collectible Domo products to much fanfare at the New York International Toy Fair in February. The Domo collectibles also generated early buzz from some of the biggest pop culture websites including MTV.com and Electric Playground. The new Domo collectibles will be available at specialty stores later this year.

“The Domo fanbase is always hungry for new and exciting collectibles featuring our brown fuzzy friend,” said Rich Maryyanek, Chief Marketing Officer, Big Tent Entertainment. “This new line really captures the essence of the character and that was very evident in the looks of the faces of those at Toy Fair. We can’t wait for the public to have that same amazing reaction.”

“The unveiling of our Domo products at Toy Fair in February caused a tremendous reaction. Fans are clearly excited by what we have planned for Domo” said Mike Drake, Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects. “It is especially interesting to see how many people, even when they are unfamiliar with Domo, are drawn to the character and want to learn more. Domo just naturally makes new friends and fans wherever he goes!”

Domo’s unique look and personality as the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home as a pop culture icon within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites and videos posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, among others. Now more than a decade later, the lovable fuzzy brown character’s cult status continues to grow with product flying off retail shelves

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Kotobukiya unveils Harley Quinn Bishoujo statue

Coming up next in Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s super heroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fan favorite wacky psychologist turned harlequin super villain, HARLEY QUINN!

First appearing in Batman: the Animated Series and then the pages of DC Comics, Harleen Quinzel was originally a brilliant doctor working with patients at Arkham Asylum before she was seduced by the “clown prince of crime” and became the Joker’s girlfriend and assistant. Her villainous ways have brought her into conflict with Batman many times over the years, and she’s found a good friend in the similarly deranged Poison Ivy. Because of her mental instability and affinity for hilarity, Quinn frequently employs comically oversized weapons like her favorite giant hammer. Based on an original illustration by Japan’s renowned Shunya Yamashita, Harley appears here for the first time in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style!

Harley Quinn shows off her silly and violent natures as she poses seductively just for you. Perched on her enormous hammer, the sultry psychotic looks adorable in her trademark black, red, and white harlequin costume that hugs all of her curves. Harley’s sculpt is fantastic with careful attention paid to her sexy body, the cloth-like movement of her collar and hood, and the fringes on her wrists. With Quinn’s stunning Bishoujo-style face and wonderfully sculpted and painted costume, you won’t need to be as crazy as the Joker to want her around.

Constructed of high-quality PVC plastic and standing 10 inches tall (in the ultimate 1/7 scale) on her exclusive hammer base, Harley Quinn was sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi. Display Harley on her own or together with other DC Bishoujo statues like Poison Ivy and Batgirl!

The statue will retail for $59.99, and will be available September 2012.

Check out the gallery of hi-res images below!

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“Avengers” Thor figure coming from Hot Toys soon

From Hot Toys:

With great expectation, the hottest movie in town – The Avengers is coming next week!

Many thanks for the likes of the Captain America collectible that we announced yesterday!

Following Captain America is another key character – Thor!

The newly developed Thor collectible with muscular body and accurate proportion will be coming very soon!

Fans, please await our surprise!

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DC Direct re-launches as DC Collectibles

DC Entertainment announced today that its collectibles product line, previously known as DC Direct, has been re-launched with a new brand – DC Collectibles. Additionally, in early May 2012 DC Collectibles will expand its online store (www.DCComics.com/Collectibles) to offer its entire product line for sale on the web, in addition to the line’s primary availability in comic book retail locations. For those fans who prefer to purchase a product in-store, the website will also provide information on the closest retail location that carries a particular DC Collectibles product.

“We’ve taken the past year or so to become laser focused on what makes the products in this line special, and what has emerged from that process is DC Collectibles,” stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment. “We’re extremely proud of our line of unique, high-end collectibles, and feel that it caters to fans looking for limited edition, authentic products based on our characters and stories, created by the same artists who work directly on those characters and stories.”

As part of DC Collectibles online sales expansion, two “online exclusive” products will be offered in May and a new line of custom prints will be available for sale only on the web. The first online exclusive is a Flashpoint Action Figure Box Set including: Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and a previously unreleased Emperor Aquaman. The set also include a $500 Wayne Casino Poker Chip. The second online exclusive is a Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night Green Lantern and Sinestro Bust. The new online prints will represent different graphical and artistic themes, branching out beyond comic book artwork. Twenty different designs will be available for sale, all printed on thick, archival paper that is perfect for framing.

“Not all of our fans have access to comic book retail locations, so by expanding our website to offer the entire product line, we’re adding an element of convenience and the ability for fans to collect every single product they’re interested in,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment.

For fans attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend (April 13-15) Geoff Johns will moderate a DC Collectibles panel that will showcase the new website and brand logo, and offer an exclusive sneak peak of never announced DC Collectibles products coming later in 2012. The panel is on Friday, April 13 at 2:30pm CT.

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