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Following a handful of teasers, 3A Toys has at last fully revealed its 1/6th-scale Ultron collectible figure, designed by Ashley Wood.
“I have to say, I’m super-proud of him,” Wood wrote in 3A’s latest newsletter. “I aggravated many making sure it was how I wanted it. I’m lucky to have very patient pros working to help me realize my vision.”
LEGO enthusiast Michael of MGF Customs/Reviews undertook a daunting task: to create custom “upgraded” minifigs based on Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was time-consuming task, but as you can see in the lengthy showcase video below, the results are impressive.
Michael overlooked no detail in creating everyone from Captain America and Black Widow to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Ultron and The Vision. However, for the incredible Hulkbuster figure, he turned to Legohaulic.
Hot Toys takes collectors back to 1992, and the cinematic world of Tim Burton, with the unveiling of its 1/6th-scale Batman and Bruce Wayne collectible figures from Batman Returns.
These are actually two releases, one the Batman figure and the other the Batman and Bruce Wayne set. The former boasts three interchangeable lower faces that capture Michael Keaton’s expressions, nine interchangeable palms, a batarang, grapple gun, two napalm packets, a line launcher, a Batmobile remote control, a signal jammer, and an LED light-up figure stand.
To celebrate Star Wars Day, a group of Australians assembled Sunday to help build the world’s largest Millennium Falcon made from LEGO.
Constructed out of about 250,000 bricks, and measuring nearly 16 feet across, the iconic spaceship was created at the Westfield Southland mall in Melbourne under the supervision of father-and-son LEGO master builders Dan Steininger and Chris Steininger.
Coinciding with the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Diamond Select Toys has unveiled the Marvel Select Hulkbuster, available exclusively from the Marvel Shop and Disney Store.
Unlike most of the Hulkbuster action figures we’ve seen over the past few months, this one isn’t inspired by the Iron Man armor seen in the Marvel Studios sequel. Instead, it’s based on the comic-book version, which debuted in 1994 in Iron Man #304.
Teased in February at Toy Fair 2015, Square Enix’s Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn Play Arts Kai action figure is at last officially unveiled in a series of new photos.
Based of course on the upcoming video game from Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the highly detailed 6-inch figure boasts three pairs of interchangeable hands, two head sculpts, interchangeable ponytails, a police hat, a pistol, a candy-striped baseball bat and a display stand.
Those impressive life-size Marvel Cinematic Universe statues will soon be available in North America, for the right price.
Bluefin Distribution has announced an exclusive agreement with Taiwan’s Beast Kingdom Toys to offer a lineup of 1:1-scale fiberglass replicas that includes the Hulkbuster, Hulk, Iron Man Mark XLIII, War Machine and Thor from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man Mark XLII and Iron Patriot from Iron Man 3.
If you thought Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys was finished with its Invincible Iron Man series of figures, think again. The company is back with another take on this Golden Avenger, this time the all-white Ghost Edition.
Standing 13.5 inches tall, the figure is fully articulated, with soft PVC covering the arms and legs. Six AG1 button cell batteries power the LED light-up eyes, palms and arc reactor.
If you’re not satisfied with just one version of the homicidal robot from Avengers: Age of Ultron in your collection, you’re in luck, because Hot Toys has officially unveiled its 1/6th-scale Ultron Mark I.
As both the name and the images suggest, this is the early form of the artificial intelligence glimpsed in the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel, one cobbled together from pieces of Iron Man and Iron Legion armor, and who knows what else. Reflecting that, the 32.5-centimeter figure is asymmetrical and missing a left hand, with exposed cables and other mechanical details.
Part of the toymaker’s World’s Greatest Heroes brand, the series of 8-inch figures will debut in the fall with Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, and Cyborg. Figures Toy Company notes they’ll be compatible with other its other DC Comics releases, which are retro-style dolls with clothing and 16 points of articulation.
Diamond Select Toys has announced its first wave of action figures based on the Fox drama Gotham, set to debut in July at Comic-Con International.
“We’re doing a line with no Batman,” Diamond Select President Chuck Terceira said in a statement to TV Insider. “We’ll make a Bruce Wayne, but the show’s magic is that its heroes are the civilian or villain characters who have always surrounded Batman.”
Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters, the direct-to-video animated feature the re-envisions Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in a darker, alternate universe, won’t just spawn a comics prequel. The DC Universe Original Movie has inspired a line of action figures as well.
DC Collectibles has unveiled a first look at the 7-inch figures from the first wave, arriving this fall: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (although in Gods & Monsters, none of them is the hero fans have come to know). As you can see in the images below, each features interchangeable hands, while Batman also comes with an alternate, unmasked head, and Wonder Woman with her sword.
Amid the seemingly endless parade of Avengers: Age of Ultron tie-ins, one very important release — perhaps the most important — has largely slipped beneath the radar (well, mine, in any case): Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck from Funko’s Pop! Vinyl Rides line.
Showcased in February at Toy Fair 2015, the truck — emblazoned with a “Deadpool’s Chimichangas” logo — comes complete with a removable 3 3/4-inch Deadpool figure that holds a sword in one hand, and grips a delicious chimichanga in the other.
Following a little tease last week, Sideshow Collectibles has debuted its new Joker statue, the first in a collection based on the hit 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Standing 24 inches tall, the “Premium Format Figure” (translation: “zero points of articulation”) is decked out in a recreation of his purple pinstripe suit and brandishes the “Ace of Spades” revolver in his right hand. The Sideshow-exclusive version includes “a swap-out laughing portrait” (below) for that extra-creepy touch.
Clearly learning nothing from Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s cautionary tale about technology gone wrong, Comicave Studios has unveiled its 4-foot-tall animatronic Hulkbuster figure. Yes, animatronic.
As you can see in the video of the prototype below, the quarter-scale collectible features armor that automatically opens to reveal Iron Man inside.