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 »

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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NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure Box Set

San Diego Comic-Con is just a month and a half away, and as usual, /Film will be there to get all the big news that comes out of the convention. Along with all the big announcements that will be coming about the movies and TV shows on the way over the next couple of years, the next best thing about the convention is all the limited edition exclusives that you have wait in line to get your hands on. And the collectible toy company NECA just unveiled one hell of an bodacious exclusive.

NECA will be bringing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure box set inspired by the original animated series to San Diego Comic-Con this summer. The set not only includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, but also Shredder, Krang, and two members of the Foot Clan. Plus, all of the figures come with a plethora of cool accessories.

Check out the NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure box set after the jump. Read More »

Mondo Rocket and Groot treehugger vinyl figure

Mondo has given us the exclusive premiere of their newest vinyl figure release. Based on Mike Mitchell’s Rocket & Groot: Treehugger poster from the “Just Like Us” series, the vinyl figure features two favorites from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You can get a better look at the figure and learn about the Mondo exclusive version (which will be available for pre-order today) below.

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Sphero Lightning McQueen Toy

If you haven’t heard the name Sphero before, they’re the company that came out with the frequently in-demand, app-controlled, interactive toy version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens droid BB-8. The high-priced item was a popular Christmas gift that flew off the shelves, and it even received a cool update not too long ago that allows users to control the droid like they’re using the Force.

Now Sphero has created a toy tied to one of Disney’s other lucrative sequels, Pixar Animation’s Cars 3. The electronic toy company has created one of the most lifelike toys of race car Lightning McQueen that have ever been made, complete with animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, emotive suspension and the voice of Owen Wilson, just like the character in the Cars franchise.

Check out the Sphero Lightning McQueen toy after the jump. Read More »

Hot Toys - GOTG2 - Groot Life Size Collectible Figure_PR20

When I was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we were talking to the propmaster Russell Bobbitt who was letting us wear Starlord’s headphones when I asked “are there any cool new props we can see from this movie?” He knew exactly what I would want to see. He turned on his radio and made that call “Bring out Baby Groot”. A security guy comes over with a big security case which he unlocked with a key and carefully opened up. Inside was a life-size scale model of Baby Groot. “You want to hold him?” Bobbitt asked. I did.

I know some of you have already seen how cute Baby Groot is in the trailers for the film, but imagining seeing him for the first time in your arms. He looked so real, or as real as he possibly could. Some green moss was even growing out of the top of his head. I commented then, “if someone sells a life-size replica of this, I’ll probably have to buy it.” Well, that day has come. Hot Toys has announced they will be making a life-size Baby Groot replica. Hit the jump to see photos and to learn more about the release.

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Star Wars toy animation line forces of destiny

Star Wars will address head-on the #WheresRey controversy, in which action figures of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens main character played by Daisy Ridley were nowhere to be found compared to toys of the male characters.

Not only will girls get action figures of Rey, Leia Organa, Padme Amidala and all their other favorite female heroes in Star Wars, they’ll be getting female-driven short-form animation, children’s books, and apparel as part of a new multi-part campaign called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

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Rogue One as Told by LEGO

Today you can get your hands on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray and DVD, but if you don’t have time to watch it immediately, you can enjoy an abridged version of the story as told by LEGO.

Using some impressive stop-motion animation, Disney and LEGO teamed up to make this family friendly, shortened version of the Rogue One story as it all takes place in the bedroom of some spoiled kid who not only has the massive Death Star LEGO set, but also the Rebels U-Wing, Director Krennic’s Imperial shuttle, an Imperial battle tank and an AT-ST walker.

Watch the Rogue One as told by LEGO video below. Read More »