November 4, 2011
Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line expands at NYCC 2011–October 13-16 at the Javits Center–with the Marvel Universe Special Edition Compound Hulk figure. You can only get your hands on Compound Hulk, which was inspired by HULK #30 by Jeff Parker and Ed McGuinness at the NY Comic Con 2011.
What does HULK writer Jeff Parker think about seeing his and Ed’s creation turned into a toy? “This is not surprising at all considering how big Ed factored into that character–everything he thinks of makes a great toy,” Parker said. “It’s very cool, and they better send us each one and not make us share just because it’s two Hulks in one!”
“The first cool thing was seeing Jeff take a completely absurd idea and make it work on so many levels,” added McGuinness. “The second cool thing was seeing said absurd idea become a really great looking toy. I can’t believe I get paid to do this!”
What’s more powerful than Hulk and Red Hulk? The two Hulks combined into Compound Hulk! This 3 3/4″ Marvel Universe figure recreates a memorable moment from this year’s HULK #30, when the two hulking enemies were combined into one red-and-green behemoth! The figure is based on the artwork of superstar artist Ed McGuinness, and his artwork adorns the special edition blister card and outer packaging of this one-of-a-kind figure!
August 8, 2011
If you missed out on the San Diego Comic Con, then you might have missed one of Sideshow’s most awesome SDCC offerings: The Cobra Ninja Viper. A 12-inch rendering of a striking GI Joe Ninja, it’s a great addition to any collection and features the absolutely insane list of features that you’ve come to expect from those mad geniuses at Sideshow. Take a look!
* Articulated Prometheus 1.1 body with over 30 points of articulation
* Hand-painted sculpted fabric masked portrait
* Hand-painted sculpted armored masked portrait
* Fabric vest with COBRA logo
* Fabric undershirt
* Fabric pants
* Fabric belt
* Fabric forearm and shin bracers with wraps
* Detailed sculpted hand, forearm and shin armor
* Fabric sash with pockets
* Fabric satchel
* Fabric hood
* Fabric neck wrap
* Sculpted/fabric headband with COBRA logo
* One (1) pair standing Tabi boot
* One (1) pair action Tabi boot
* One (1) pair bare fists
* One (1) left flat palm hand
* One (1) left relaxed hand
* One (1) left cupped hand
* One (1) left shuriken hand
* One (1) right large C grip hand
* One (1) right small C grip hand
* One (1) left small C grip hand
* One (1) gloved trigger hand
* One (1) gloved C grip hand
* One (1) pair fists with sculpted Neko-Te claws
* Tanto knife with scabbard
* Daito sword with scabbard
* Shoto sword with scabbard
* Naginata spear
* Sugegasa hat with hidden Bo shuriken clips
* Three (3) Bo shuriken
* Six (6) Hira shuriken
* 9mm submachine gun with folding stock and camouflage deco
* Four (4) 9mm submachine gun magazines
* Submachine gun silencer
* Grappling hook
* Waist support extendable figure stand with COBRA stand
December 14, 2010
The SDCC Exclusive Peter Venkman is the newest addition to our Ghostbusters collection, but styled as though he’s the oldest.
Based on the MEGO figures of yesteryear, which are currently making a comeback, this is a great item for collectors seeking something a little off-the-beaten-path–especially if they missed out on the 2010 San Diego Comic Con! Standing about 8 inches tall, it’s part plastic and part plush but still comes with the classic proton pack and, as a modern touch, speaks when you press the button on his chest! In a voice accurate to The Real Ghostbusters, he speaks four lines from Episode 11 of the classic cartoon, “Citizen Ghost”.
September 21, 2010
We’ve recently gotten a few new Ghostbusters figures in stock, plus a bunch set up for pre-orders! They can all be seen in our GHOSTBUSTERS section
From Slimer to Venkman, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man to Walter Peck, we’ve got a ton of the 6-inch figures, collectible statues and banks that fans of the film franchise will be absolutely sure to love. They’ll be extra helpful in bridging the gap between now and the arrival of the inevitable-yet-endlessly-far-away Ghostbusters III, slated for 2012.
But one of the most anticipated items and probably one of the awesomest is for those who don’t just want to collect toys of the Ghostbusters, but play one themselves. Check it out!
The Mattel Replica PKE Meter is a hand-held ghost-seeker you can use to find all the phantoms lurking around your own home. With extending ‘wings’, flashing lights and movie-accurate sounds, it’ll make you feel like you just joined the group! This pre-order ships in January 2011, eons before the film hits theatres.
For a preview, here’s a video of the Meter in action!
September 20, 2010
STARRO THE CONQUEROR is the main attraction in this brand new figure set featuring the super-villain facing off against Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, the Flash and Martian Manhunter. It’s a San Diego Comic Con exclusive from this year’s show and has just arrived on our shelves! If you’re a fan of the classic covers, then this is definitely one for you: it brilliantly recreates The Brave and the Bold Issue #28 and the epic battle waged on the front page.
But best of all–and I mean this–is the packaging. Normally, I’m all about the contents, but this is probably the coolest box I’ve ever encountered on any toy or collectible. Why?
Because it talks. Seriously. With the voice of Kevin Conroy (Batman in Batman the Animated Series, Gotham Knight, JLA, the Arkham Asylum video game, etc.), the box narrates exactly what’s going down on the cover/in the showcase. Really.
In fact, here’s a review of the figure that gives you a look at just how awesome that is.
Each of the little figures stands about 3.75 inches tall, making them proportional to DC’s Infinite Heroes collection. Starro himself stands about twice that high and is wired rubber for some excellent bending action worthy of the intergalactic starfish he is.
To snag him or any of the other awesome toys from 2010′s show, check out our San Diego Comic Con Exclusives section over at CmdStore! Just click the pic below!
September 16, 2010
Every so often I think to myself “Hey, whatever happened to Colm Meaney?” and, usually, the thought ends there. But when I took a look at our New Arrivals section over at Cmdstore, I was pleased to see that at least one of Mr. Meaney’s many roles has been once more immortalised as a New Force Exclusive!
The figure itself stands about 6-inches tall and joins on with the rest of the huge collection of Star Trek figures and collectibles we’ve got over at CmdStore.com. There are character figures, vehicle replicas, phasers, Tribbles and more! Definitely check them out if you’re a fan.
And as for Officer O’Brien, he comes with a tricorder and some other show-accurate accessories, making him an excellent addition to any ST collector’s toy or display shelf!
September 3, 2010
The new Aquaman vs. Black Manta 2-pack is another classic DC Universe rivalry captured for the company’s 2-pck collection. The sea’s greatest defender faces off against his greatest enemy and the pair are rendered brilliantly as 6-inch figures bearing their signature weapons and clad in their classic costumes. Any fan of the Justice League, Aquaman, Black Manta or, really, just some well-made figures, should definitely check this one out. It’s a great new addition and it’s nice to see these versions of what are, really, two frequently underused characters.
But that’s not the only new 2-pack worthy of note! No, far from it. Because we’ve got a great pair that brings together two supervillains from different worlds, facing off in what might be the most epic battle to span the universes! Ready? Because here it is!
An exclusive 2-pack sees Skeletor and Lex Luthor, together at last as 6-inch figures. Packaged with a full-length comic, this is a chance to join fandoms in a way that we’re all too thrilled to see! Check it out!
August 30, 2010
Following the announcement of Blizzard Entertainment’s Special Edition World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, here’s a look at what DC Direct has in-store for fans of the game looking for something awesome to add to their toy-shelves.
HUMAN PALADIN JUDGE MALTHRED
ORC ROGUE GARONA
WORGEN SPY GARM WHITEFANG
SET OF ALL 3 FIGURES
The figures range between 7 and 9 inches and look absolutely stunning, based on the high-detail concept art that World of Warcraft. The armour, the weapons and all the accessories look just as good as the characters’ faces, be they bare skin or covered in dense fur. I have to say that, even as a non-WOW-er, I can’t help but be impressed by the look of these figures–I’ve even considered picking up a few just for the styling of them. As fantasy figures, they really are a cut above. These guys will be shipping in November and join a huge collection of World of Warcraft toys already in stock!
August 30, 2010
This September, we tart shipping out a series 1 box set of Diamond Select’s Halo Mini-Mates figures! A group of four 2.5-inch figures (with 14 points of articulation!!) based on the hugely popular video game, the Mini-Mates feature video game-accurate armour and accessories while still being anthing BUT game-accurate in terms of form! Master Chief, a UNSC Marine, a Spartan in White Scout Armour, and an Elite in cobalt Assault Armour make up this first series, but given the “collectibility” of something like this, I’m pretty sure you can expect this PX Exclusive to be the beginning of something big–and small.
We’ve also got some brand new stuff coming in from Halo Reach! These items start shipping in September, but you can already take a look at what’ll be out there with individual action figures, 2-packs and vehicles! Click the pic below to check ‘em out!
And if you’re still salivating over REACH, we’re pleased to see thatKotaku.com has a look at the latest live-action game trailer, but not a lot of good to say about it:
The Halo universe is famous for explosions and the colour purple. But pregnant British women? Never seen one of them in a Halo game before.
This is yet another live-action trailer for Halo: Reach, showing the lives of some of the citizens of Reach the day before the Covenant invasion.
They’re OK, but Microsoft, the more of these you put out, the worse they’re getting, and the less impact they’re having. The pointiest tip of the Halo fanbase may get off on seeing bickering civilians, but the majority of customers are in this for the explosions.
Watch it here!