LEGO Ninjago Movie - Ninjago City

There have been more and more LEGO sets tied in with movies in recent years, especially since The LEGO Movie sparked a whole cinematic universe of movies featuring the building block toys. With The LEGO Ninjago Movie arriving in September, there’s a brand new line of LEGO sets bringing several vehicles, settings and all the characters from the movie, but none are quite as impressive as one particular set.

Ninjago City is just one of several LEGO sets that will be released in September in conjunction with the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but it’s the one that deserves the most recognition because it’s the third largest LEGO set ever released to the public. Get a better glimpse at the Ninjago City LEGO set below. Read More »

Voltron LEGO

We’ve featured plenty of custom LEGO sets here, but only a handful of them get a legitimate shot at being turned into real sets that end up on the shelves of toy stores around the world. Thanks to the creation of LEGO Ideas, master builders have a chance at having LEGO fans vote on which custom sets they’d like to see go in front of the board that decides which of the sets get turned into official LEGO products. One of those sets has been given the greenlight.

Soon LEGO builders will be able to assemble five lion robots to form the giant robot known as Voltron: The Defender of the Universe. That’s right, an official LEGO Voltron set has been approved, and if you missed it the first time around when we featured it as a custom creation last spring, you can check out images below. Read More »

Hannibal Lecter Statue

Since the classic thriller Silence of the Lambs isn’t exactly the kind of movie that’s friendly to creating merchandise to commemorate it, there have been very few attempts to bring Hannibal Lecter to the shelves of fans. While there have been attempts by NECA to create a few different detailed figures, most Hannibal Lecter collectibles have been unimpressive. But one company is about to give fans the cannibal collectible they deserve.

Blitzway, the same company behind the impressive sixth scale Ghostbusters figures and forthcoming Ecto-1 that fits the whole team, is coming out with a series of Hannibal Lecter statues that feature an incredible likeness of Sir Anthony Hopkins. Check them out below. Read More »

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When you’re walking the show floor at San Diego Comic-Con International, you are presented with a ton of eye candy: booths for upcoming movies, comic books, and video games. Collectible dealers show off their upcoming statues, figures and prop replicas. Companies sell their very limited Comic-Con exclusives. And there’s the standard merch booths and artist alley.

Every year while walking the show floor, I snap photos of the coolest new collectibles I see and post them here for everyone who couldn’t make it to San Diego to enjoy. Below, check out the best of the Comic-Con 2017 collectibles, from Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park and more.
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Sixth Scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Almost a year ago, you might remember we called attention to a new series of sixth scale Ghostbusters figures from a company called Blitzway. They’re some of the most amazing figures every created based on the paranormal investigators played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, complete with the most accurate likenesses of each of the actors. Now they get their own ride to cruise around in too.

Blitzway is following up their collectible figure line with a sixth scale Ecto-1. That’s right, the company has created an Ecto-1 collectible vehicle that is big enough to fit all four of the sixth scale figures comfortably, including a screen accurate area in the back of the customized, vintage ambulance to hold their proton packs.

Check out the incredible sixth scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 below and see how amazing this thing really is. Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters Crossover Sequel

Though everyone is excited about all the panels for blockbuster movies and sci-fi and fantasy TV shows at San Diego Comic-Con, there’s plenty more that happens at the massive pop culture convention, and we took the time to cover a much smaller panel that deserves your attention as well.

IDW Publishing hosted a panel for their Ghostbusters 101 comic book (which I talked about in The Water Cooler recently), and with it came some interesting announcements about the future of Ghostbusters not only on the page, but on toy shelves as well. Along with a crossover sequel reuniting the Ghostbusters with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is a new line of Playmates figures featuring the Ghostbusters as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…or maybe vice versa.

Find out more about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters crossover sequel. Read More »

James Cameron Action Figure

When it comes to action figures inspired by fan favorite movies of the 1980s, the toy manufacturer NECA has been knocking it out of the park. They especially deserve praise for their spectacular line of toys based on both Ridley Scott’s original 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, and their more recent ongoing line of figures inspired by James Cameron‘s more blockbuster style follow-up Aliens. But now they’re bringing a figure to shelves that no one expected.

Aliens director James Cameron will be getting his own action figure from NECA this fall, but it’s not quite as cool as I hoped it would be. You’ll see what I mean when you check out the photos of the James Cameron action figure below. Read More »

rey not in star wars monopoly

Just when you thought fan outcry and demands for toys and games of popular female characters had been heard, Hasbro has gone and ignored them yet again.

A young fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Rey had written a letter to Hasbro a year ago after she couldn’t find her favorite character in the Star Wars Monopoly game, and the toy company went into crisis control. First Hasbro sheepishly claimed that it left out Rey due to spoilers, then promised the fan that it would release an updated version of the game with a Rey token. But Hasbro has walked back on that promise to release a version with Rey, citing “insufficient interest.”

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Sphero Spider-Man

Ever since Sphero made a splash with the interactive BB-8 droid toy that arrived before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, they’ve become a household name in cool, albeit pricey, electronic toys. Just recently they unveiled their interactive Lightning McQueen remote controlled car, and now they have a Spider-Man: Homecoming inspired gizmo too.

The Sphero Spider-Man toy is an interactive little gadget that talks to you and reacts to your voice commands. You can ask Spidey to tell you a joke, ask trivia questions, give you the time, guard your room, wake you up and more. Beyond those basic capabilities, Spidey will also go on missions, play games, tell stories and do other things that will change how he interacts with you as time goes on.

Check out the Sphero Spider-Man toy in action after the jump. Read More »

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Stranger Things action figures

Funko may be best known for their Pop! Vinyl toy line, but now the company has created a batch of Stranger Things action figures based on popular characters from the supernatural Netflix series. After taking a look at these figures, I’m guessing collectors who love the show would be willing to dive into the Upside Down in order to get their hands on these things.
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