Not every piece of Ultron merchandise out is all about celebrating the Avenger’s most iconic villain heading to the big screen in Age of Ultron. Sometimes, the maniacal robot just gets a badass action figure because hey, he deserves it. You do you, Ultron. »
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Star Wars fan base has plenty of reasons to be excited about in 2015 thanks to The Force Awakens, but one currently stands above all — or more specifically, its toy does. The world wants BB-8, and toy maker Sphero knows it. »
Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… »
We’ve seen Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” takes on Star Wars before, turning Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers into Samurai — but now the line is expanding into amazing looking versions of the Royal Guards, Boba Fett and, as befitting any Star Wars toy line, more Stormtrooper variants than you can shake a stick at. »
In a industry of endless variant figures, I was honestly kind of surprised that Harleen Quinzel, the Psychiatrist that becomes Harley Quinn, has never had an action figure before — and yet, 23 years after her début, here we are: the toy for people who prefer craziness in a lab coat rather than a harlequin’s outfit.
If you’re anything like me, the moment you finished tearing your way through Daredevil on Netflix, you wanted a little Matt Murdock for your toy shelf as soon as possible. Although official Daredevil figures might be a long way off, the custom community is already making amazing figures to sell. »
I mean, come on, Gotham. You already lean into the most batshit awfulness/greatness that you can, where’s my Jada Pinkett-Smith action figure, complete with self-eye-gouging action? Oh fine, I guess I’ll have to wait.
Uncontrollable Glee: This is the best. Mass Effect fans are already fond of the alien Elcor, a race of massive creatures that preface all of their sentences with an emotion to convey tone (they also make great Shakespearean actors) — but I can almost guarantee they’ll be even fonder of this adorable plush version. »
Scads of small StormTroopers have assembled at Star Wars Celebration to create one massive toy formation. We dare you to recreate this at home. Just don’t knock one over, domino effect and all. »
Bruce Timm's latest entry into the DCAU, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, features a pretty radical new version of DC Comic's trinity. But they aren't just coming to animation — the new iterations of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman are also getting some lovely Toys from DC Collectibles. »
Star Wars has a long history of merchandising everything, right down to the characters you see in the movies for mere moments. Who doesn't remember heroes like Toryn Farr, Willrow Hood or Yak Face (apologies, Saelt-Marae)? Now even characters seen for literal seconds are getting the Hot Toys treatment. »
Later this week, Star Wars Celebration will kick off, bringing with it a veritable host of exclusive goodies for fans to spend their hard-earned credits on. But Funko's bringing along something rather neat: Star Wars toys that mix retro nostalgia for the Kenner toys with nostalgia for old Japanese robot toys. »
The Cavalry is here, in glorious Funko Pop! Form. It's about time someone other than Coulson got the toy treatment, but let's be real: When the hell are we going to get an actual Melinda May action figure? »
Why isn't War Machine a member of the movies' Avengers? I mean, when you think about it, he's basically Tony Stark, in terms of battle capability. Hell, he even shows up to their parties. So why isn't he? Tell you what, while I ponder this, you stare lovingly into the eyes of mini-Don Cheadle here, the latest Hot Toys… »
Old school action figures are in the middle of a renaissance. You've got Funko's Reaction line emulating the old style for new properties, or Jumbo-sized recreations of classic superhero figures. The next logical step? Apparently, it's unarticulated, plus sized statues of said retro figures. »