LOKI by Hot Toys and Sideshow

Brother of Thor, Enemy of the Avengers, Favourite of Fangirls (and boys), LOKI at last gets his due as a gorgeous 12-inch figure from Sideshow and Hot Toys. The result is pretty stunning.

There’s not much we can say about this figure: you’re probably just going to buy it. But here’s a list of the awesome features, just for the sake of it.

Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in The Avengers movie
Approximately 32 cm tall
TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation
Black hair sculpture
Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
One (1) pair of fists
Two (2) pair of relaxed palms
One (1) pair for holding dagger
One (1) left open palm
Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
One (1) green-colored cape
One (1) black long vest with leather-like materials and bronze-colored armor
One (1) long-sleeve leather-like black shirt with bronze-colored armor and strap
One (1) pair leather-like pants with patterns
One (1) pair of black boots
One (1) long and one (1) short scepter
Two (2) daggers
One (1) helmet
One (1) mask
Figure stand with Loki nameplate and the movie logo
One (1) muzzle
One (1) pair of shackles

Ame-Comi Wonder Woman Version 3

Given Wonder Woman’s popularity, it’s really no surprise that she’s already on her third rendering in the Ame-Comi collection. This one’s a very revealing new version of her red-white-and-blues and showcases just what the Ame-Comi line has made their speciality. She will be shipping in September 2011, but you can pre-order her now. Come release, you’ll also be able to pick up Big Barda, whose redesign suggests that “Big” was a reference to one (or two) things rather than what we usually see from Mrs. Free.

Pre-Orders: Two NEW DC Universe Online Statues

Solomon Grundy and Zatanna are the two latest additions to our pre-order page for the DC Universe Online statue collection, which brings your favourite characters from the upcoming MMO to your display shelf. All the statues look rad and feature expert sculpting, details and paint-work. If you’re a fan of DC’s best and brightest, then look no further!

And if you want to see a little more from the game, then perhaps you’ll be interested in this week’s unveiling of Harley Quinn, and a little of what we can expect from her. Kotaku has the news!

Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel was an Arkham Asylum psychologist who thought she had a shot at curing Batman’s insane nemesis The Joker. Obviously that didn’t work out too well.

Harley Quinn is one of the more distinctive super villains to appear in Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online for several reasons. For one, she started life as a character created solely for the animated Batman cartoon, making the leap into comic book continuity later in life.

She’s also one of the most cosplayed comic book females of all time. Seriously, look up Harley Quinn cosplay in Google. It’s ridiculous.

Players will be able to fight against, alongside, and in some cases as Harley Quinn when DC Universe Online launches next month on the PlayStation 3 and PC.

Masters of the Universe Pre-Order: The WEAPONS PACK

This is the best thing. The BEST THING. As I have said time and time again on this blog, I am totally uninformed on everything related to the Masters of the Universe. I don’t know the characters, the stories, the toys, the games, the show or the movies. I can kind of figure out some vague ideas about it thanks to Wikipedia descriptions, but for the most part I am completely in the dark.

And yet I love this thing! Because as an action figure fan, I know that weapons packs can provide an awesome bonus to the toys you’ve already got handy, but rarely do they stand on their own. You usually end up with a handful of tiny, loose accessories that you either have to have on the toys at all time, keep in the plastic or put aside somewhere. This one, though, is a weapons pack and looks like, well…a pack of weapons! Organised neatly on a display stand that will house the weapons as a warrior would demand.

It ships in 2011 and you can pre-order it now or check out the rest of the Masters of the Universe collection!

Coming in Summer of 2011: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE Figures

Prehistoric Batman, High Seas Batman, Witch Hunter Batman and Wild West Batman can now be pre-ordered as part of the RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE collection. Based on the comics that followed Grant Morrison’s BATMAN RIP and following Bruce Wayne as he fight his way through time, the story culminated in BATMAN, INC. wherein the whole Bat-Family comes together and spreads out across the globe.

But mostly, the arc has made for some pretty rad figures, featuring Batman in ways he hasn’t been seen since the 90s brought us a ridiculous collection of Batman variants that had absolutely nothing to do with comics, films or television but gave kids another thing to snag off the shelves. And I’m pleased to say that these are much, much better.

Sideshow Presents: SUE STORM and GHOST RIDER

The new SUE STORM Comiquette from Sideshow is one of two new Marvel/Sideshow pre-orders we’ve just gotten in. Part of the Women of Marvel Comiquette line, The Invisible Woman is shown putting that impressive talent to work as she begins to fade out of (or into?) sight, her feet clear as they vanish. Standing at about 16 inches tall and boasting some of the most realistic proportions you’re likely to find on one of these items, the Comiquette was based on the absolutely stunning art of Jelena Djurdjevic. If you’re a fan of the artist, the character or just love beautiful statues, then I’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy this one. You can pre-order it now and it ships in the first quarter of 2011.

But of course, it’s possible you’re looking for something a bit rougher around the edges…or a little more on-fire, in which case I’ll direct you towards this one, the new GHOST RIDER Sideshow figure:

Riding his Hellcycle, Ghost Rider cuts an impressive figure and makes a great item for both play and display. Pre-orderable now and shipping a bit later this year, the design is based on the Nicholas Cage film and comes with an alternate head that’ll make that a little bit obvious. But for more info, I’ll defer to Sideshow’s official list of features. Prepare to be impressed!
* Newly sculpted portrait with authentic likeness of Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider in the movie Ghost Rider
* Stands approximately 12-inches tall
* TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
* Multi-layered stereoscopic hair sculpture
* Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
* Interchangeable newly sculpted skull with LED light-up eyes and fire hair sculpture (orange light, battery operated)
* Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms:
* One (1) pair riveted gloved fists
* One (1) pair riveted gloved hands for holding shot gun
* One (1) faux leather black jacket with rivets on shoulders
* One (1) black t-shirt
* One (1) pair of faux leather black trousers
* One (1) pair of dark brown boots
* One (1) pair of forearm armor with rivets
* One (1) long metal chain
* One (1) shot gun
* Specially sculpted 1/6th scale motorcycle with LED light-up functions in front blinkers and wheels (orange light, battery operated)
* Figure stand with Ghost Rider nameplate and movie logo

BAMF! The New Sideshow Nightcrawler Pre-Order!

Forget what Urban Dictionary says (or maybe remember it, because it also describes the hero), BAMF is, was and always will be the sound of Kurt Wagner’s awesome teleportation powers, exhibited as NIGHTCRAWLER within the pages of many, many X-Men comics! Formerly “Bampf”, the shortened BAMF isn’t just a sound and a descriptor, it’s what he’s doing in this new statue from Sideshow Toys!

Pretty awesome, no? Leaping out of a burst of pink smoke, this Polystone Kurt stands at a whopping 19 inches tall, making him perfect as the centerpiece of any Marvel Sideshow collection or maybe just a toy shelf in desperate need of something rad to sit on its surface. He also comes with an extra switch-out portrait to make it look even cooler and give it unique display possibilities.

Each one is individually hand-painted, of course, and you can pre-order yours now! They ship in the first quarter of 2011.