After being murdered by the death knight Arthas, Sylvanas Windrunner is brought back to life as a “creature of undeath”, therefore stoking and stewing her otherworldly rage against Arthas. Proceeding to rebel against the kingly powers that be, she anoints herself leader of the Forsaken undead, living up to her mythical monikers “Dark Lady”, “Queen of the Forsaken” and “Banshee Queen”. An archetype of nebulous feminine power, Sylvanas is a crucial World of Warcraft persona. This rare, three-inch figurine is a 2013 San Diego Comic Con exclusive, so it’ll be gone quick if you pass it over! Don’t miss out.
This amalgamation of kid-friendly animation, sketch comedy and puppetry educated and entertained generations of kids since 1969. Were you one of them? The famed TV series has won more Grammys and Emmys than any other children’s show since the beginning of time. That’s quite the accomplishment, we think, and couple that with the fact that most of us spent many an hour in front of Sesame Street as kids, and we have more than one reason to snap up this nostalgic token.
Super Grover in 2005 exclusive format comes as a six-inch figure from Palisades. He’s pictured in his trademark beige trench coat and comes with a cape, helmet, suit and two interchangeable heads, true to his enigmatic persona of mild-mannered businesspuppet “Grover Ken” by day, world-saving Muppet hero by night. All of this wouldn’t be possible without an innocuous-looking telephone booth in which to make his transformation. With artwork specially done by Alex Ross on the outer packaging, this figure was only available at 2005 conventions and from the collectors’ club. We only have one, so if you’re in love already, grab it!
Expected Release Date: January 2014
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the Blackhole Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure includes a unique feature available nowhere else. Sideshow Collectibles presents the Blackhole Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure. This Exclusive trooper features the unique all-black armor modification worn by agent Blackhole’s elite squadron during the Galactic Civil War.
The Blackhole Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure features:
Fabric Bodysuit and Hand-Cast Armor
Expected Release Date: January 2014
It’s opposite day in Gotham City… turn that frown upside down and you get the truly disturbing grin of Batzarro. The Joker created this evil version of Batman™ but no one will mistake this crazed criminal for the Caped Crusader. This sculpt by the Four Horsemen comes complete with eyeless cowl, all-new spiked cape, Batarang, and upside down utility belt!
Before Warner Bros. announced that it was to bring together DC’s two most iconic superheroes for Superman vs Batman, a rumour emerged tipping Mark Strong (Kick-Ass, Green Lantern) for the role of Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. Now the British actor has hinted that their could be some truth in the speculation, with Strong stating “all I can say is… watch this space” when asked by Digital Spy whether their was any truth in the reports that the could be set to play Superman’s arch-nemesis.
Strong is not the only actor to have been tipped to play the billionaire industrialist, with Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook) touted as a potential candidate prior to the release of Man of Steel, and Bryan Cranston’s (Breaking Bad, Argo) name also being brought up in recent days. Of course, we don’t even have official confirmation that Luthor will feature in the movie, but considering there were several references to LexCorp in Man of Steel, it would seem likely that Superman will find himself going up against the criminal genius when the film arrives in cinemas in 2015 (especially if the Wayne Enterprises logo is any indication.
Superman vs Batman will reunite Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, screenwriter David S. Goyer and stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White). Meanwhile the list of alleged candidates for the rebooted Batman include Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Gerard Butler (300), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Brad Pitt (World War Z), Ben Affleck (Argo), Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).
Star Wars fan? Prepare to drool as we show you some very, very rare new figures in two sets.
Next up, the Movie Heroes 2013 Wave 1 sends out Obi-Wan (Episode II), a sandtrooper, a battle droid, Episode III Anakin, Episode I R2-D2, Episode II Jango Fet, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and Episode II Yoda.
These guys are only available as cases of 12 and each figure is about 3.75 inches tall and features some awesome articulation and weaponry. Both sets are incredibly rare, too, so you should definitely snag these while you can if you’re a collector!
From the mind of American McGee comes the star of Alice and its sequel, Alice: Madness Returns. Clad in her Royal Suit, she cuts an eerily beautiful figure.
Sculpted by Gentle Giant, this is a Previews Exclusive, so fans might want to snag it while they can. She stands about 7 inches tall and comes fully articulated with a display base and stylized collector packaging.