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The bestselling manga in history, Eiichiro Oda’s “One Piece” has a large and devoted following that’s only grown with the long-running anime series and now 13 films. But how many of those fans would be willing to shell out $189,000 for a 24-karat gold statue of Luffy D. Monkey?
To celebrate the release of the latest feature, “One Piece Gold,” precious-metal supplier Tokuriki Honten created two versions of the statue: one measuring about 7 inches tall and weighing 2.86 pounds (priced at $189,436), and the other standing about 4 inches tall and weighing 1.12 ounces. That one’s far more affordable, with a $6,147 price tag.
At last weekend’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Square Enix unveiled a new assortment of DC Comics Play Arts Kai Variant Batman figures. Called the “Rogue Series,” the new collection of figures mixes Batman with some of his most notorious villains. Square Enix released official images of the first figure from the line, the disturbingly unsettling “Two-Face Batman” figure.
LEGO will join in the celebration of Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary with the debut of a life-size brick statue of the DC Comics icon this week at Comic-Con International.
Standing a little taller than 6-foot-1, the LEGO creation contains 22,736, and weighs 138 pounds (including the base). The model took 99 hours to design, and another 218 to build. You can watch a time-lapse video of the construction process below.
LEGO has announced its latest approved LEGO Ideas submission — a set of eight build-able characters based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, “Adventure Time.” The set includes the bricks and instructions for Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Gunter and the Ice King.
The “Adventure Time” set began as a Lego Ideas submission from Ludovic Piraud, a diehard fan of the “Adventure Time” series. The submission was a hit with the Lego Ideas community, garnering more than 10,000 supporters.
Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox face legal allegations over unpaid merchandising rights to the Batcycle from the 1966 “Batman” series.
Note (July 11 at 6:31 a.m.): Following what turned out to be a leak over the weekend, LEGO has officially announced its massive Cinderella Castle set, complete with photos, video and details.
LEGO has unveiled its epic 4,080-piece Cinderella Castle set, based of course on the iconic flagship attraction of Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland theme parks.
Few details have been released, but as you can see, it’s impressive, with an open back providing access to an interior that’s every bit as awe-inspiring as the facade.
The Dynamic Duo battles the Clown Prince of Crime in this spectacular LEGO diorama that looks so much like a comic book cover that you’ll either want to read it or frame and hang it on the wall.
Called “LEGO Batman vs Joker Gotham Theater Showdown,” Paul Hetherington’s incredibly detailed piece uses as its backdrop an appropriately ornate Art Deco theater. “I absolutely love Art Deco-style buildings,” Hetherington explains, “so building this was an excuse to indulge myself and create my own Art Deco Theater.”
Sadly, the Disney Infinity line of games has been cancelled, which unfortunately means — along with any planned games — proposed character designs from fans will never be manifested. One of those fans is artist Hector Moran, who conceived ’90s-inspired designs for several Disney Infinity figures — even creating a Deadpool figure for himself.
While it’s extremely unlikely that Disney would’ve picked up these designs anyways, it’s still amazing to see Moran’s work on Marvel’s Mighty Mutants, including Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, the Sentinel, Rogue, and Storm, all based on the classic Jim Lee designs from the ’90s comics.
Japan toy manufacturer Good Smile Company is adding a Korra toy to its revered Nendoroid line of anime figures. Including the base, the figure stands approximately 10cm (or 4″) tall, and is selling for 4,800¥ (or approximately $47 USD) in November.
Like other figures in the Nendoroid line, the “Legend of Korra”-based toy is adjustable for various action poses. The figure also comes with bended “water” and “fire,” accurate to the representation of elements in Nickelodeon’s hit “Avatar: The Last Airbender” spinoff.
She might be dead on “Arrow,” but Black Canary lives on in comics, and in glorious statues. Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a Black Canary Premium Format Figure that sees the character in her classic leather corset, fishnet stockings, black gloves and blue jacket. Modeled after the artwork of Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, the stunning statue stands 21″ tall (including the height of the base).
The Black Canary Premium Format Figure is currently available for pre-order on Sideshow’s website for $449.99 USD, and officially releases in Summer 2017.
Chances are if you’re reading this, you own at least one of the hundreds of miniaturized figures that have made the Funko POP! Vinyl line a worldwide success. But what if you could take that “Attack on Titan” Colossal Titan or glow-in-the-dark Ant-Man vinyl off your shelf and hang them, say, from your ceiling?
Revolutionary, right? Well, today you’re one step closer to living that very specific dream.
Funko has announced its first run of POP! Party Lights, with Captain America as their debut character — all in celebration of Cap’s 75th anniversary. The lights themselves look similar in style to the heads of the company’s popular vinyl figures, just smaller and ready to light up.
Build-A-Bear is celebrating “Star Trek’s” 50th anniversary in the only way it knows how: with adorable furry friends, of course.
The toy company has unveiled limited-edition bears, complete with “Star Trek” chest insignia and anniversary logo.
The two bears available are the regular 50th anniversary black bear for $25 and a slightly more expensive Spock for $28. The latter features the character’s signature ears, haircut and Vulcan salute, and has the phrase “Live Long and Prosper” written on its foot.
Nerf dart wars will never be the same after the creation of the world’s biggest Nerf gun. This giant toy is a massive version of the traditional Maverick Nerf gun — and it can shoot darts at around 40 miles per hour.
The gun was created by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, who was looking to dominate his office’s next Nerf gun battle. With the help of a couple of friends, he used a 3,000 PSI air tank, normally used in paintball guns, and some modified Nerf darts made out of pool noodles and toilet plungers to create a gun that can crush all of its Nerf rivals.
Deadpool’s healing factor is so strong, he’s gotten completely decapitated and lived to tell about it. So if there’s any Marvel character well-suited to take a bunch of kitchen knives to the skull, it’s him — a thought Instructables contributor BrittLiv must have had when she created her very own Deadpool knife block.
With the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” comes a treasure trove of collectibles for fans of the original series, not the least of which are these Kirk and Spock action figures from Quantum Mechanix.
Based on the likenesses of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, naturally, these 1/6th-scale figures boast 30 points of articulation, and finely detailed Starfleet uniforms. Each figure comes with multiple interchangeable hands as well as character-appropriate accessories: Both have phasers and communicators, with Kirk also getting a clipboard, while Spock sports a tricorder.