When the Justice League wouldn’t help, Batman rallied more of the World’s Greatest Heroes into an all new super squad to fight the forces of evil. Now, those same heroes that stood by the Caped Crusader are coming to Figures Toy Company in an all new retro figure series inspired by classic DC Comics characters. Prepare yourselves for the arrival of Batman and The Outsiders!
Comic book collectors fondly remember all the adventures of The Outsiders, and now they can be put back into action with the first toy line dedicated to the super group! An all new Batman figure featuring a new head sculpt of the World’s Greatest Detective leads the charge, and he’s got a full force of friends coming with him! Metamorpho, Halo, Looker, Geo Force, Katana, and Black Lightning are all about to combine their super powers and classic costumed appearances to assemble what is sure to be one of the most powerful releases in FTC history!
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Each of these all new retro figures are currently in production, and Figures Toy Company promises to keep collectors updated through future #MMFTCNEWS and social media updates. Sneak previews and pre-order information will be released as production on Batman and The Outsiders moves further along, so be sure you’re checking back each week for exclusive news! You can also see the latest products and past releases at www.figurestoycompany.com right now, so why not stop by and prepare for The Outsiders by adding some new heroes to your collection! Series based on characters from Superman, Batman, The Flash, Shazam, and more are all available, in addition to FTC’s other featured attractions like KISS and Hanna Barbera lines! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months on the arrival of Batman and The Outsiders, and subscribe to the Mego Museum Newsletter to see what’s next from Figures Toy Company!
Author and toy blogger Scott Beatty has been a Mego enthusiast longer than anything else he's done in his life. Except breathing. He needs THAT to live.
The New Jean-Michel Basquiat x Kidrobot Dunny Art Figure Series & Gift With PurchaseAre Now Available at Kidrobot.com
Kidrobot is honored to announce a new collection featuring the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat Dunny Art Figures Series. Partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, which represents high-profile artists, photographers, designers, and creatives. Kidrobot is proud to bring contemporary art into your home with an all-new Jean-Michel Basquiat Dunny Art Figure Series, available today at Kidrobot.com and select retailers world-wide.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His art career spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27.
Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.
Continuing our celebration of inspirational artists of the 20th century, Kidrobot brings art to life with this new collectible 3-inch tall Dunny art figure series. Each high-quality vinyl Dunny art figure in this series depicts one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s most iconic paintings throughout his short but prolific art career. Each figure is packaged in a sealed security foil bag and a blind box to preserve the rarity and collectibility of the collection. Collect all 18 art figures today at Kidrobot.com.
Author and toy blogger Scott Beatty knows art when he sees it!
Mezco is the best there is at what they do... which is making super-awesome 6-inch action figures in the One:12 Collective, which now includes Wolverine's civilian I.D. Logan!
The One:12 Collective Logan
Soldier • Weapon • Mutant. The One:12 Collective Logan figure invokes his rugged and feral nature. He features three head portraits, a cowboy hat, a dog tag, a fitted tank-top with jeans, a belt with a western-style buckle, a leather-like jacket with a functional zipper, and cowboy boots. Logan comes with six interchangeable hands - both with and without his trademark claws extended.
Born James Howlett, Logan was one of the most prolific X-Men before his tenure as Wolverine came to an end. Now in search of a quieter life, Logan must face the limited nature of his regenerative abilities while also coming to the aid of those who need his help.
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE LOGAN FIGURE FEATURES:
One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
Three (3) head portraits
Hand painted authentic detailing
Approximately 16cm tall
Six (6) interchangeable hands
One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
One (1) pair of clawed fists (L&R)
One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
Belt with western-style buckle
One (1) a dog tag
One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Logan figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.
I first reported a while back via a Magic 8-Ball interview with Figures Toy Company head honcho Anthony Balasco that FTC would most likely be producing the first-ever 8-inch Mego-styled action figures based on DC Comics' Black Canary and Zatanna for the company's Justice League of America lineup!
It's double trouble for the villains of Figures Toy Company's DC Retro Universe, because two of the most beloved ladies from DC Comics are coming to join the World's Greatest Heroes! You've seen teases and heard rumors, and in today's #MMFTCNEWS, FTC confirms that Zatanna and Black Canary retro figures are on the way!
Both of this ladies are high profile heroes in the DC Universe, having been seen not only in comic books, but in various forms of media. Now collectors can make things magical with the new Zatanna figure, or reunite Black Canary with their Green Arrow retro figures for some crimefighting fun! Keeping in line with many of FTC's figure releases, both of these heroes will be patterned after their Silver Age appearances for that genuine retro feel!
Though there is no set date for release just yet, FTC fans are sure to be excited about this news. Zatanna and Black Canary join Joker's Daughter, The Atom, Hawkman, and many other coveted DC characters that are coming from the terrific toy maker. Pre-orders will be available at http://www.figurestoycompany.com as we near the release date, and in the meantime you can find an army of DC heroes and villains there to collect! Other series at FTC include the dynamite KISS Dynasty set, the retro figure debut of Dynomutt, and a line of variant edition Three Stooges figures. Figures Toy Company also has more in the works, with a constant stream of new characters and updated versions in production, so be sure to follow FTC and Mego Museum for all the important #MMFTCNEWS updates!
I can report here also that Anthony confirmed we'll be getting the "Satellite Era" Zatanna with ponytail and light blue costume with red cloak and pixie boots!
Keep checking back for more FTC updates!
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Straight out of the 1978 John Carpenter film ‘Halloween’, The Living Dead Dolls present Michael Myers. “The Shape”, as he’s referenced in the film, has become one of the most recognizable icons of modern horror.
Nothing but darkness pierces through the all-new face sculpt of Michael’s expressionless white mask. Featuring rooted hair and presented in his film-accurate blue coveralls, the terror of Haddonfield comes equipped with his signature kitchen knife accessory.
The Living Dead Dolls Presents Michael Myers stands 10” tall and features 5 points of articulation.
He is packaged in a die-cut window box, perfect for display and containing the pure evil within.
NEW Crash Bandicoot Mini Figures & PlushNow Available at Kidrobot.com
Yee-Haw! Crash is back and he’s enhanced, entranced and ready to dance! Kidrobot is ready to rock with everyone’s favorite bandicoot with the all new Crash Bandicoot Blind Box Mini Figure Series and plush pals by Kidrobot. Joined by Coco Bandicoot, Aku Aku, Uka Uka and Dr. Neo Cortex, Crash Bandicoot is ready to take an old school Playstation punch to your collection. Grab all of these collectible Crash Bandicoot 3 inch tall figures and plush today to put some UMPH in your WUMP!
Be warned, citizens of Gotham! Trouble is coming to town, as Figures Toy Company is set to expand their Batman Retro Series with the inclusion of two of the Caped Crusaders toughest foes. Newly sculpted figures of both The Penguin and The Riddler with updated costumes are set for a showdown with the legendary hero!
In addition to these new retro releases, FTC has also hinted that there will be other versions of The Riddler finding their way into the army of action figures that they have in stock. Details are sparse, but collectors can count on Penguin and Riddler being in stock at www.figurestoycompany.com sooner than later!
Future #MMFTCNEWS columns will have additional info, and the news of new versions of two classic villains should please any Bat-fan! In the meantime, visit Figures Toy Company for all your Classic Batman needs! From the Silver Age to the Classic TV Series, FTC's already got a long list of characters available, and the promise of more on the way!
Diamond Select Toys has tons of new product timed for Fall 2018! Read on! Coming This Fall: Black Panther, Kingdom Hearts, and Harley Quinn!
May is underway, and the newly revealed items from Diamond Select Toys are now up for pre-order! As seen in the May 2018 Previews catalog, a number of items are on schedule to be released late in the year, and we’ve got images and info for you right here! Products based on Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Kingdom Hearts, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Batman: The Animated Series, the Batman Classic TV Series and the Nightmare Before Christmas are all ready to order. It’s the best of all worlds!
The epic line of resin busts based on the classic Batman TV Series continues, with the show's single most important character - Alfred! The sole keeper of Batman and Robin's secret identities, Alfred kept house at Wayne Manor and assisted Master Bruce and Master Dick whenever they needed him. This 6-inch bust comes armed with a feather duster, and sits atop a pedestal base inspired by the show's opening credits. Limited to 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
DC PREMIER BATMAN TAS HARLEY QUINN STATUE (MAY182302, $150.00)
There's nothing like the classics! As many costume changes as Harley Quinn goes through, we always come back to the harlequin suit she wore when she debuted on Batman: The Animated Series. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this all-new sculpture captures her classic costume in the animated style, in a limited edition of 3,000 pieces. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!
DC GALLERY BATMAN COMIC WHO LAUGHS PVC STATUE (MAY182303, $45.00)
A Batman who laughs is a Batman who wins! From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes the Batman Who Laughs, the leader of the Dark Knights, a team of evil Batmen from across the multiverse. This fully Jokerized Batman stands about 9 inches tall, and features a detailed sculpt with exacting painted details. The high-grade plastic statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alterton!
The jungle savagery of the Predator franchise meets the animal hunger of the kitchen with this new Predator ceramic cookie jar. Depicting the Yautja's classic appearance in the original 1987 film, this roughly 12" cookie jar has a removable head for snack (or spine) storage. The perfect companion to Diamond Select Toys' ceramic Alien Xenomorph Cookie Jar, or to display on its own! Sculpted by Eli Livingston.
MARVEL MINIMATES SERIES 76 ASST (MAY182308, $9.99)
Let the carnage commence! Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage! Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment - Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin and Cloak with Dagger - and if you collect all four you get the pieces to build Shriek! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Barry Bradfield.
MARVEL GALLERY BLACK PANTHER MOVIE V2 PVC DIORAMA (MAY182305, $45.00)
How hot is your Gallery? The Black Panther braves the flames to become the newest PVC Diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Vaulting over the flaming wreckage of a car chase gone bad, T'Challa is sculpted in a 9-inch scale and cast in opaque and translucent plastic for a realistic flame effect. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, the diorama comes in a full-color window box.
MARVEL MOVIE GALLERY IRON MAN MK50 PVC DIORAMA (MAY182307, $45.00)
A Diamond Select Toys release! How high-tech is your Gallery? This PVC Diorama of Iron Man in his tricked-out Mark 50 armor is based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, and is sculpted in an approximately 9-inch scale. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
Can you smell what the Brock is cooking? Peter Parker-hating Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and is made of a high-grade plastic with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.
MARVEL MILESTONES THOR RAGNAROK GLADIATOR HULK STATUE (MAY182309, $299.99)
This is the big one! Clocking in at approximately 24 inches, this Milestones statue of the Hulk as he appeared in Thor: Ragnarok is one of the biggest DST has ever made! Limited to an edition of only 1,000, this resin statue can be displayed on its own or join with the upcoming Gladiator Thor statue to form a scene from the movie! Each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza!
MARVEL PREMIER GWENPOOL STATUE (MAY182306, $150.00)
The Merc with a Smirk leaps into the Marvel Premier Collection with this dynamic sculpture! The death artist formerly known as Gwen Poole wields twin katanas as she lands a jetée amid pizza boxes and tiny MODOKs in this limited edition 12-inch-scale statue. With only 3,000 pieces made, the statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full color box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!
Christmas is coming, and the gifts are grotesque! The hit NBX action figure line from DST continues with a sixth assortment, featuring characters and accessories only available on the specialty market! Three different multi-packs make up the series, including Sally with the Mummy Boy and Hanging Tree, the Clown with the Undersea Gal and her tank, and the Harlequin with the Devil and another piece of the gift-making table - combine it with the pieces from Series 5 to form a larger diorama! Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Cortes Studio.
NBX PODIUM JACK DLX COFFIN DOLL (MAY182294, $74.99)
The Coffin Dolls line just got super-sized! Just in time for the 25th anniversary, these two new releases of Jack and Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas feature new facial expressions and new accessories - a podium for Jack and a cauldron and spoon for Sally! Each 14" scale doll features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, looking like it just stepped off the big screen! Each comes packaged in an oversized coffin-shaped window box.
NBX TOWN HALL FOUNTAIN DLX MINIMATES BOX SET (MAY182296, $24.99)
Hear ye, hear ye! The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive boxed set, featuring new versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, the Mayor, an exclusive Harlequin Demon figure, and an exclusive Town Square fountain diorama piece! Each 2-pinch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged in a full-color window box.
KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN SORA VINIMATE (MAY182298, $9.99)
KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN DONALD VINIMATE (MAY182300, $9.99)
KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN GOOFY VINIMATE (MAY182299, $9.99)
The adventure continues, as the stars of the Kingdom Hearts game series travel to Halloween Town! In the home of Jack Skellington, first seen in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sora, Goofy and Donald each don a fantastically nightmarish costume, and now each is a Vinimates vinyl figure! Sculpted in the block-figure style, each 4-inch vinyl figure has a ball-jointed neck for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
The One:12 Collective Punisher includes two head portraits capturing Frank Castle’s intimidating demeanor as portrayed by Jon Bernthal. Outfitted in a leather-like overcoat and armored vest with skull insignia, he comes complete with an arsenal of weapons, true to the Punisher’s menacing reputation.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE PUNISHER FIGURE FEATURES:
One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
Two (2) head portraits
Hand painted authentic detailing
Approximately 17cm tall
Eight (8) interchangeable hands
One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L&R)
One (1) pair of holding hands (L&R)
One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
Three-quarter sleeve t-shirt
Two (2) handguns
One (1) machine gun
One (1) knife (fits into sheath on vest)
One (1) blast gun effect
One (1) firing gun effect
Each One:12 Collective Punisher figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.