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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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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).

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.”

“DC Comics Multiverse: Arkham City Mr Freeze” Action Figure Review

Welcome to our very first action figure review – on video! Get ready to feel chills as we review the “DC Comics Multiverse: Arkham City Mr Freeze” Action Figure. This toy from Mattel is based on Batman’s arch nemesis from the comics, specifically his appearance in the “Arkham City” video game, stands four inches tall and is ready to explain to you what killed the dinosaurs (Spoiler alert: It’s the ice age!). Come for the toy review, stay for the awful ice puns!

You can order the DC Comics Multiverse Arkham City Mr. Freeze Figure from Amazon.com for around $11 new at the time of this article being published.

Masters of The Universe Classics Figures at NY Toy Fair 2014

One of my favorite toy lines from Matty Collector is their Masters of the Universe Classics line, and with the waves starting to reach the end of their licensing time, Mattel is letting loose in an attempt to finish up the series as completely as they can.

At NY Toy Fair 2014, Mattel showed off their prototypes for recently released and upcoming figures such as Modolok,Rio Blast, New Adventures of He-Man Skeletor, Extendar, Light Hope, Glimmer, Two-Bad, Goat Man, Double Mischief, Madame Razz, and Loo Kee. Mattel also showed off their new MOTUC mini line with new Faker, Moss Man, Merman, and Scareglow mini-figures to name a few.

Best of all, Mattel showed off a prototype for a 12-inch retro line, which upscales the original MOTU line in a way similar to what Gentle Giant has been doing with the old Star Wars figures. This item may or may not get made depending on fan support, so let Mattel know that you want these figures – because I know do!

“DC Comics” Action Figures from Mattel – NY Toy Fair 2014

During NY Toy Fair 2014, we covered the Matty Collector Press Event, which featured our first looks at new products from WWE, Masters of the Universe Classic, and DC Comics, seen in the video above.

This highlight reel features their new Super Powers line, DC Comics Signature Collection, DC Total Heroes, Arkham City, classic Batman 1966 figures, and plenty more. This event also gave us an up-close look at the new DC Comics Movies line, featuring four-inch versions of Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as The Penguin, Christopher Reeves as Superman, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.

WWE Figures from Mattel – NY Toy Fair 2014

WWE was in full strength at NY Toy Fair 2014, as we got to see the latest action figures from Mattel during their special press event.

Wrestling fans can look forward to new figures of all their favorites, both current roster and classic legends, including The Undertaker, The Ultimate Warrior, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Randy Orton, Curtis Axel, Big E. Langston, The New Age Outlaws, Vickie Guerrero, Brock Lesnar, Fandango, all three members of The Shield, and many more. Plus, for the first time in the line, you can get Rob Van Dam as a Classic style figure, plus the leader of the Wyatt family, Bray Wyatt!

Matty Collector Press Event – NY Toy Fair 2014 – All the news on MOTUC, WWE, DC, Hot Wheels, Monster High

At NY Toy Fair 2014, we were allowed into the Matty Collector press event, a closed doors affair led by Scott Neitlich, AKA Toyguru!

Scott gave us a presentation running down all of the new items planned for the first half of 2014 for all of the big Mattel and Matty Collector lines, including MOTUC, DC (including their new Super Powers line), Batman, WWE, and Monster High. What awesome things will we be getting this year? Listen to the video to find out! Yes, I said listen, since this is a 30 minute shot of Scott’s face talking, so better to treat this as a podcast while watching it.

I also asked Scott (towards the end of the vid) what the plans are for Ghostbusters, since 2014 is the big 30th anniversary, and sadly, not much new is planned other than the GB’s with removable backpacks, but I am still going to hold out hope for a Proton Pack by the end of the year.

Matty Collector announces November sale

Starting on November 15 and ending on the 28th, Matty Collector will feature a large batch of their DC Comics Collectors line, Justice League Unlimited, for a special discounted price.

JLU Darkseid & Kalibak 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
JLU Parademon 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
JLU 3-Pack Featuring The Flash, Green Lantern & Hawkman Was $20, Now $10
JLU 3-Pack Featuring Adam Strange, Animal Man & Star Man Was $20 Now $10
JLU S.T.R.I.P.E. Was $20, Now $10

Furthermore, if you purchase multiple JLU 4-packs, Matty will slash the prices down. Specifically, if you buy 10 packs you only pay $12 each (plus shipping & taxes). And if you buy 20 packs, they’ll be just $10 each. Better yet, buy 30 packs and you’ll pay the crazy-low price of only $8 per pack! Yes, you read that right – $8 for a pack of four figures!

These are the packs that qualify for this insane deal:
JLU “Shazam!” Family 4-Pack
JLU Legion of Super Heroes 4-Pack
JLU Gotham City Criminals 4-Pack
JLU Justice Guild 4-Pack
JLU Doom Patrol 4-Pack

Also on November 15, you can pick up MOTUC Snout Sput and Bubble Power She-Ra, as well as her trusty flying steed, Swiftwind, along with DC Universe Classics Wave 18 which includes Toyman, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and Captain Boomerang among others.