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SDCC 2018: WILLIAM GIBSON’S “ALIEN 3” SCREENPLAY GETS THE COMICS TREATMENT THIS SUMMER

An Alien blockbuster is coming to a comic shop near you when Dark Horse Comics brings William Gibson’s original, unproduced Alien 3 script to life with the help of writer and artist Johnnie Christmas. While Gibson was a contributor in the early phase of the writing for Alien 3, ultimately most of his concepts never made it into the final film. As the father of the cyberpunk genre with titles like Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive, Dark Horse is thrilled to see Gibson’s vision fully realized for the first time!

Following the deadly events of Aliens, the Union of Progressive Peoples intercepts the spaceship carrying the hibernating bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop. But unbeknownst to them, they have also picked up another deadly passenger whose discovery will unleash a race between two governments to weaponize the xenomorph in this horrifying and poignant Cold War-themed thriller.

With an intense script by Gibson (Neuromancer, Agency, Count Zero, Archangel), cinematic art by Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Firebug, Sheltered), vibrant colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Wayward, Uncanny Avengers), and a slate of variant covers by James Harren, Daniel Warren Johnson, Paolo Rivera, Tradd Moore, and Christian Ward, William Gibson’s Alien 3 is the “what if?” fans have been asking for!

William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1 (of five) goes on sale November 7, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

QMx teases new “Alien” Q-Fig

In space, no one can hear you squeee!

That’s the sound we are making after getting teased by Quantum Mechanix about a new upcoming Q-Fig series. The company sent out this teaser earlier today, with the signature image of a certain favorite Xenomorph:

We will have to wait until this summer to hear more about it, meaning it will most likely debut during SDCC 2018. As of now, we can see we will be getting a face-hugger, but will we get a full-sized xenomorph? More curious, does this mean we are going to get the crew of the Nostromo, or perhaps Space Marines if this includes Aliens 2? We can only speculate for now.

QMx has a great line of Q-Figs, which are adorable stylized mini-statues, that currently includes Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, and some Warner Bros. characters from Animaniacs.

NY Toy Fair 2018 – “The Loyal Subjects” vinyl mystery figures

At NY Toy Fair 2018, The Loyal Subjects showcased a bunch of new lines in their mystery blind box figures, including a horror line with characters from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, It, and The Exorcist, new Aliens and Predators figures, Ghostbusters mini-figures, Attack on Titan, and the very awesome looking WWE line.

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How NECA Makes Those Awesome Dioramas – NY Toy Fair 2018

Stefan Fulkins from NECA explains how he makes those amazing dioramas you see them make at every comic con and trade show!

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NECA at NY Toy Fair 2018 – Aliens, Predators, It, Deadpool & Friday the 13th

Stefan Fulkins from NECA walks us through their booth at NY Toy Fair 2018. In this first part of the tour, we focus on the new action figures from the Alien VS Predator arcade game by Capcom, Kenner style Aliens figures including the new Apone, a deluxe Predator throne, and more Predator and Alien figures from the Dark Horse comics.

In this second part of the tour, we check out the amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles diorama that will be for sale later this year, new figures of both versions of Pennywise the Clown from “It,” and figures from Ash VS Evil Dead, Gremlins 2, and Friday the 13th.

In this third part of the tour, we look at some of their figures from video game licenses such as God of War, Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life, and the debuting Crash Bandicoot, figures from their Guillermo del Toro collection, and new 18-inch entries like Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, new deluxe Deadpool (with unicorn), Captain America, and Daredevil.

In case you want to watch the tour without any breaks, here is the full tour of NECA’s booth at NY Toy Fair 2018, as hosted by Stefan Fulkins.

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Titan Vinyls at NY Toy Fair 2018 – Doctor Who Kawaii, Game of Thrones, American Gods

Andrew Sumner from Titan Merchandise tells us all about the new Titan Vinyls being shown at NY Toy Fair 2018, including the new Doctor Who Kawaii line, Game of Thrones, American Gods, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Archer, Battlestar Galactica, The Monkees, My Chemical Romance, American Horror Story, and more.

Plus, the inside scoop on when to expect the new Dark Souls line, and the announcement of two new waves – Cartoon Network series 3 and Aliens!

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The Loyal Subjects announces 2018 mini-figure lineup at NY Toy Fair

The Loyal Subjects (TLS)is bringing its World Without Borders to the Big Apple during the upcoming annual North American International Toy Fair February 17-20. The company will preview its exciting 2018 product line-up in booth #6665, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Not all collectible figures are treated equal, unless they’re from TLS. The company creates collectible three and a quarter inch (3.25”) stylized Action Vinyls (AV), highly detailed, poseable figures that are like nothing else on the market. Action Vinyls lines feature fine-tuned elements, including 12 points of articulation – making them hyper-poseable – plus great sculpt and paint details. AV figures include accessories and collector cards, and many AV lines are packaged in a blind box format with rare chase figures, all for an approximate retail price of $12.99 each. Small figures that PLAY BIG!

All this attention to detail with Action Vinyls styling enables deeper play experiences with dynamic interaction among figures from different lines. In the TLS Universe it makes perfect sense for Skeletor to take on the Red Ranger or have Raphael (TMNT) battle Vegeta – it’s action figures in “Super Smash Bros” style! Having a uniform size and style plus interchangeable accessories across AV lines makes the worlds blend seamlessly.

“The uniqueness of our Action Vinyls is that there are no borders within the TLS Universe. We give the controls back to the collector, so they’re in charge of their own story, their own army building/capture the flag campaign. The power of TLS Action Vinyls are the story telling capabilities inherent in a highly detailed, poseable collectible. We provide that little spark to the collector’s imagination and watch that fire ignite when the collectors go knee deep into their stories. It’s magical!,” noted Jonathan Cathey, The Loyal Subjects Founder/CEO and President. “We are driven by consumer passion. We hear time-and-time again that The Loyal Subjects collectibles are drivers for a more enhanced, fulfilled customer experience. It’s like the “Indian in the Cupboard” – our figures spring to life! Collectors become their own screenwriters, producers, actors, and directors of their own show and that’s really powerful!”

The Loyal Subjects is an emerging brand that is thriving at big box retailers, such as Walmart and Target, and is also formidable on specialty store shelves, including Hot Topic, GameStop, and Toys“R”Us. The company has sold more than 2MM Action Vinyls collectible figures since its first AV release in 2012. TLS has enjoyed rapid expansion over the past couple of years as it moved to the “main stage,” propelled by a growing base of passionate collectors who are known to drive hundreds of miles to visit many stores in order to load up on TLS AV figures.

The 2018 Action Vinyls product line-up from The Loyal Subjects include:
· Mega Man: Available now at mass market and specialty retail locations
· ThunderCats: Available now at mass market and specialty retail locations
· Horror: featuring characters from It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Exorcist: Available May 2018
· Aliens: Available May 2018
· Predator 2: Available June 2018
· WWE: Available June 2018
· Game of Thrones: Available July 2018
· Gudetama: Available July 2018
· Nickelodeon ‘90s Splat!: Available July 2018
· Ghostbusters: Available September 2018
· One Punch Man: Available November 2018
· Naruto: Available November 2018

TLS pays homage to the collector base by offering branded scarcity items and “Easter eggs.” Club 28™ is a very limited edition of 28 figures included in an AV line! Aftermarket values on a single Club 28 figure can swell into thousands of dollars. These scarce products are stamped with a “28” to commemorate the edition. Additionally, in its retailer-exclusive editions of each AV line, the company produces a single Gold figure stamped with the retailer name (i.e. Walmart’s Gold figure has a “WM” stamp, Hot Topic “HT”, Toys”R”Us “TRU”, Target “TG”). These figures are a collector’s “Holy Grail,” with some Gold figures trading between collectors for upwards of $5,000.

Expect more coverage of TLS later this week after we visit their booth during NY Toy Fair 2018!

NYCC 2017: Fansets Pins – Star Trek, DC Comics, Firefly, Harry Potter

Lew Halboth gives us the rundown of what new pins Fansets has on display at NYCC 2017, as well as the new licenses that enamel pin lovers can expect in 2018! This video includes a look at pins from Star Trek (including Star Trek: Discovery), Suicide Squad, Justice League, DC Bombshells, DC comics, DC Superhero Girls, Harry Potter, Aliens, Firefly and more.