There have always been action figures and playsets tied to the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises. While the dinosaurs and vehicles have always been the best parts of the toylines for both of the franchises, the action figures of the human characters have left something to be desire. Mattel has started to change that over the past year with the Jurassic Park Amber Collection, a new line of 6-inch scale action figures and dinosaurs inspired by Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. And they’ve just added a dilophosaurus and his meal in the form of park saboteur Dennis Nedry. Read More »
Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of figures have been a hit with collectors of all ages. But the packaging for the 6-inch action figures inspired by the movies and TV shows of Star Wars always left something to be desired. It appears Hasbro felt an update was in order, because they’ve created an entirely new design for the box art that is much more collectible friendly, and it even shows which Star Wars title each figure comes from with a new colorway classification system.
Besides the new Star Wars Black Series packaging, there are also a handful of new figures on the way. Star Wars Rebels is completing the show’ss main character roster with the arrival of Zeb, and the previously revealed Black Series additions of Admiral Ackbar, Teebo the Ewok, The Mandalorian in Beskar armor, and more will be released in the new packaging as well. Check them all out below. Read More »
Night at the Museum may not be one of the most beloved film franchises in recent memory, but the films from director Shawn Levy are family friendly adventures featuring impressive ensemble casts and some solid comedy. That’s enough for a LEGO Master Builder to create a custom Night at the Museum LEGO set that has a chance at becoming an official playset from the building brick company, and you can help it reach the ultimate goal of being on LEGO builders’ shelves. Check it out below. Read More »
It’s a good time to be a Back to the Future fan again since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the classic time travel comedy from director Robert Zemeckis. We’ve already seen a reunion of the cast and filmmakers courtesy of Josh Gad’s new nostalgic web series Reunited Apart, and later this year will bring NECA’s first action figures based on the the beloved film franchise. Now Playmobil is getting in on the fun with a new Back to the Future playset of the iconic DeLorean time machine. Read More »
Even though there are plenty of worrisome outcomes from the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, there is some good that comes from the business deal, especially for fans of X-Men. Not only are fans excited to see the mutants enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, but now the X-Men franchise can finally see some proper modern merchandise inspired by the original movies. You can start your new collection with the first wave of X-Men movie Funko POPs.
20th Anniversary X-Men Movie Funko POPs
Even though the X-Men movie Funko POPs are being launched in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original movie, there are figures from the first trilogy in the franchise.
As you can see, you’ll find two versions of Wolverine, one with Logan in his traditional white tanktop, jeans and boots, and the other in the black leather suit from the first movie. There’s also a crouching Mystique, Rogue removing her glove to touch someone and steal their powers, and Cyclops with his swishing black coat and optic blast eyewear.
Meanwhile, from the sequels, we’ve got Nightcrawler from X2: X-Men United, complete with detailed face markings, as well as Beast in his suit X-Men: The Last Stand, and the all-powerful Phoenix version of Jean Grey.
There are also alternate versions of both Mystique and Magneto, the former with a more shiny metallic paint job, and the latter modeled after the younger version of villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
For my money though, the best two characters in this first wave are Charles Xavier and Magneto, as played by Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Hopefully this is just the beginning for the X-Men movie Funko POPs line. There are some other variations of characters that would be cool to see, something like Cyclops with his eyes blasting, or a metallic Colossus, maybe even a fiery Pyro. Plus,
In case you missed the news that came out of the 2020 Toy Fair in New York earlier this year, the collectible toy makers at NECA now has the license to create Back to the Future action figures and collectibles. Since this year marks the 35th anniversary of the original film that kicked of an entire trilogy, they’re ushering in the line with a bang.
NECA has officially revealed the first wave of Back to the Future action figures, including three detailed figures inspired by the film franchise, as well as a set of action figures from Back to the Future: The Animated Series. Check out the official photos of the NECA Back to the Future action figures below and find out where you can pre-order them. Read More »
Even though there’s a LEGO version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry available as a massive playset, it’s unfortunately scaled to microfigures instead of the standard Harry Potter LEGO minifigures. But over the past couple years, LEGO has been releasing small chunks of Hogwarts, allowing builders to combine them into a larger set. That tradition is continuing with a new trio of Harry Potter LEGO sets bringing to life a few new areas from Hogwarts, including a secret location and a spot outside the castle. Read More »
Star Wars Day has come and gone, but for super-collector Steve Sansweet, every day is an opportunity to celebrate the beloved sci-fi saga. That’s because he’s the owner of the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, officially documented by Guinness World Records. The collection is housed in California in a facility known as Rancho Obi-Wan, and in honor of Star Wars Day earlier this week, a virtual video tour of the massive collection of over 500,000 Star Wars items has been made available. Read More »
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Today is Star Wars Day, so May the 4th be with you, especially if you’re looking to get your hands on some new additions to Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of action figures and collectibles. On top of the new 40th anniversary Empire Strikes Back figures now hitting shelves with retro packaging inspired by the 1980 toy line, this year will also bring a few more additions, including Han Solo Carbonite, Luke Skywalker in Dagobah gear with Yoda, a prop replica of Boba Fett’s white prototype helmet, and more. Read More »
With Star Wars Day just around the corner, another round of The Mandalorian Funko POPs have just been made available for pre-order at various retailers. Even though Lucasfilm was late to get Baby Yoda merchandise out to the masses in order to preserve the secret of the little guy from the Disney+ Star Wars series, they’re making up for it by giving us even ore Baby Yoda Funko POPs, each one with a signature snack, as well as a diorama scene featuring Mando and Baby Yoda, and the new villain Moff Gideon wielding the legendary Darksaber. Read More »