Just unveiled at SDCC 2019 yesterday during preview night were five new figures from Mattel – the WWE Ghostbusters! These Elite style figures are one of my most anticipated toy reveals during the show, and here is everything we know about them so far based on the info from Preview Night!
Follow NerdNewsToday on Twitter at Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day
San Diego Comic Con 2019 is getting closer each day, and the announcements of exclusives have just been getting started. Today, NECA revealed their first show special, an amazing four-pack of seven-inch figures from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, “The Capture of Splinter”.
Check out tons of images below along with some info:
Here is their official description:
To keep up with tradition, we are happy to announce our first #SDCC2019 Exclusive, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Movie) – 7” Scale Action Figure – “The Capture of Splinter” 4-Pack!
After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, four ordinary reptiles become more than just turtles, and are raised by the similarly transformed rat Splinter to become New York City’s greatest crime-fighting quartet. Their biggest enemy—and Splinter’s nemesis—is The Shredder, ruthless leader of the Foot Clan, a criminal organization that’s terrorizing the city. Yet is only after Splinter is captured by the Foot that the Turtles learn how far back his feud with Shredder goes…
This epic box set recreates the “Capture of Splinter” scene from the 1990 movie in 7” scale, all the way down to the in-box positioning! The set includes Splinter (with cloth robe), Shredder (with cloth cape), and two Foot soldiers, plus plenty of extras: manacles, a cardstock crate, and a weapons rack for storing all the Foot clan accessories.
Slipcase over window box packaging.
Be on the lookout for our next reveal coming on Saturday, May 25th.
No price has been announced yet for this pack, but last year the movie set was around $200. I expect this one to be around the same, but likely a bit higher due to inflation and the sheer number of larger accessories. Don’t be surprised if this hits $225 or $250 thanks to that weapons rack.
Last year, some sets were available before SDCC due to a limited online sale, but no word was mentioned about that yet. Stay tuned for more info as it comes out, as well as more SDCC 2019 exclusives to be announced by NECA and others in the coming weeks.
2019 is the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters 2. Plenty is happening to mark this special occassion, like the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in June, and lots of merchandise tie-ins. One that has slipped under the radar was a Transformer toy – no, not Ectotron – that had not been confirmed as being an actual product. Now, we have proof and confirmation that this thing is real!
TFCLUB变形金刚联盟 Weibo has the scoop on this repaint of the Masterpiece edition Optimus Prime, decked out in Ghostbusters colors. The MP-10 GB Optimus comes with a trailer, which supposedly can fit Ectotron inside.
This special Optimus also includes a ghost-trap accessory that can be mounted on top or Roller is included.
Plus, it also has a Slimer figure, similar to the one that comes with Ectotron, except this one is fully painted.
The alt mode is mostly white with the trailer decorated with a red stripe and a Ghostbusters logo, and to top it all green slime splashes over it. The trailer also features the phrases “Call us 555-2568” and “We’re ready to believe you” on the side, and we hope you got that reference.
We also have a look at the packaging, showcasing the figure in truck mode and labeled as “MP-1GB Optimus Prime Ecto 35 Edition”.
The figure is expected to be officially unveiled at SDCC 2019, but it better not be sold exclusively there!
Today we take a look at the SDCC 2018 exclusive “Starship Legends: Romulan Bird of Prey” model from Diamond Select Toys. This variant features transparent plastic to give it a cloaked look, making it invisible to their foes as they traverse the Neural Zone. Is this ship worth hunting down, or will their be a balance of terror on your bank account if you do? Watch the video to find out!
Help support our channel and use our Amazon Affiliate links below to order these or other toys from Amazon.com!
Cowabunga! We got the SDCC 2018 Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Figures Box Set from NECA, and we were overwhelmed with how radical these toys were. You have to check out the level of detail in these 7-inch tall figures that we have been waiting on for some time.
Check out this video to see if they are worth scouring the secondary market for to add these TMNT figs into your collection!
Follow NerdNewsToday on Twitter at Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day
Instagram at Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday
Facebook at Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday
The first trailer has dropped for the next DC Comics Movie, and it’s hit SDCC 2018 like a bolt of a lightning! I don’t think fans were expecting a movie like this to come from the generally dark DCU, but this flick looks like it could be the much-needed fresh breath for this franchise. Check out the trailer after the jump!
David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.
Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.
Sandberg’s creative team includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
A New Line Cinema production, “Shazam!” is set for release on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Tom Scioli, the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, will unleash his imagination on the wonderful world of Go-Bots! Launching in October, Go-Bots will be the first story to feature classic toy and cartoon characters like Leader-1, Scooter, Turbo, and Cy-Kill’s Renegades in over three decades!
In the new five-issue series, the existence of Go-Bots on Earth has changed humans’ way of life. They chauffeur us around. They protect us from harm. They do the jobs that are too boring or dangerous for us. They fight our wars for us. They are friends for the lonely. The only thing they don’t do is dream for us… but that could change any day now. For a generation, Leader-1 and the Guardians have said that they were here to help us… but as they become more integrated into our society, the question must be asked: Are they here to replace us?
“This is a dream project – I’m writing, drawing, coloring, and hand-lettering this book. It’s a labor of love,” says Scioli. “When these characters were conceived of in the ’80s, the idea of robots with human personalities was science fiction. Now, it’s history. The world of living machines is here – we’re living it. The time is right for Go-Bots!”
Tom Scioli is a writer and artist who works primarily in the comic book/graphic novel art form. His solo works include American Barbarian, Satan’s Soldier, Mystery Object, and Myth of 8-Opus. He is the co-author of the comic and graphic novel series Godland with Joe Casey, and the co-writer/artist of IDW’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.
“Avant-garde creator Tom Scioli has been pushing the comic book storytelling medium for nearly two decades now and his work on Go-Bots is yet another watershed moment in his career,” says IDW Associate Publisher David Hedgecock. “It is a testament to the strong collaboration between IDW Publishing and Hasbro, that projects like this can exist on licensed properties.”
For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Go-Bots comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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.
The TARDIS doors have opened, and we now have our first taste of Jodie Whitaker as the new Doctor Who!
Just revealed during BBC America’s Doctor Who panel at SDCC 2018, this new trailer shows us the Thirteenth Doctor as she meets her “new best friends” Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
We also get to see a little of the new TARDIS interior, as well as a very unique sonic screwdriver.
The series is expected to return to airwaves later this fall.
Please follow and like us:
The containment unit of geekiness, nerdery and fandom