"Batman's" Gotham Was... Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
For those of you longing for the good old days when Green Arrow had a goatee, rejoice — the fan-favorite look has returned, thanks to the latest addition to Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective line of figures, which sees Oliver Queen back with facial hair.
Currently available for pre-order, the figure is being sold for $75 USD and releases this fall. 1:12 scaled and highly realistic, the latest Mezco Green Lantern figure comes with 32 points of articulation, fabric clothing and an adjustable hood. Take a look at some pics below:
If you’re looking for a different take on the classic Batman vs. Superman storyline, look no further than LEGO builder Thorsten Bonsch’s recent brick creation.
“In my opinion, they take the whole Superman and Batman theme too serious, therefore I wanted to build something lighthearted,” writes the builder in a Flickr description. “After being tired of fighting in Metropolis, Bruce and Clark continue to do so in Smallville, until they damage Kent’s barn and Martha Kent puts an end to the fight. She allows the ‘boys’ to settle their differences in a one-on-one game.”
This seems like the perfect gift for a certain brooding First Order leader with a penchant for creepy nostalgia and violent outbursts (hint: his name rhymes with Milo Penn). Yes, it’s a Darth Vader helmet covered with python skin.
If you still have space in your home (and money in your bank account) after buying that life-size Batman, life-size Harley Quinn and life-size Slimer, then a.) wow, nice house, and b.) hold onto that job, because NECA is about to release a life-size Deadpool foam replica.
Unfortunately, there are no final-product images available, but we do have concept art and details, courtesy of BigBadToyStore. Based on Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth (alas, not Ryan Reynolds), this 6-foot replica is made of hand-painted foam rubber and latex.
Before anyone grouses about spoilers, remember that LEGO let this very large cat out of the bag months ago with its Captain America: Civil War “Super Hero Airport Battle” set. Hot Toys is merely casting a giant-size spotlight on it.
Yes, it’s a Civil War Cosbaby collectible set that features both a 9-inch Giant Man figure — the largest Cosbaby yet — and a 1.5-inch miniature running Ant-Man. Those are in addition to the regular-size Ant-Man, and its variant. Clearly, Hot Toys likes Ant-Man!
Although it’s certainly looks large enough to have been constructed on Kuat, the Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant is actually a custom LEGO build by brick fanatic doomhandle.
“The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs (32kg) with a full load (the interior adds a lot of weight). That makes it about 20 inches longer — and quite a few times heavier — than the classic LEGO UCS version. That’s the official 2014 LEGO Star Destroyer in the foreground above, for comparison.”
On the heels of the Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl action figure, Square Enix has unveiled new photos and details of Play Arts Kai’s take on Nightwing, sure to please Dick Grayson fans.
Standing more than 10 inches tall, the Play Arts Kai Nightwing comes with interchangeable palms, extended escrima sticks, retracted escrima sticks, a batarang (Nightwing-arang?) and a display stand.
In Cloud Cuckoo Land, there are no rules, which means you’re free to, say, build an enormous Princess Unikitty out of LEGO bricks.
That’s exactly what Christopher Bartneck did, creating a “life-size” (nearly 6-foot) homage to the half-unicorn, half-anime kitten dynamo from The LEGO Movie. “It took several months from planning to finish,” he writes, “and [I] never used as many pink bricks in my life.”
Clearly Ant-Man is the must-have accessory for the spring, at least among Avengers. First, Hawkeye sported one at the tip of an arrow, and now Black Widow has her own, slightly larger, version.
This 3-centimeter-tall Scott Lang comes with Hot Toys’ newly unveiled Captain America: Civil War Black Widow 1/6th-scale action figure, which of course boasts many other features (although it remains unclear why Ant-Man would be with someone on Team Iron Man).
As with previous Cosbaby series, like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s really difficult to imagine the pint-sized, adorable superheroes (and villain) of Captain America: Civil War going toe to toe in anything more perilous than a tickle fight. Seriously, just look at those little faces!
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie is still more than three months away, but we’ve already plenty of related merchandise, from DC Collectibles statues to Pop! vinyl figures to Harley Quinn’s “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt. Now add to the list a Joker action figure that not captures that tattoos of the film’s Clown Prince of Crime, but also his, let’s say, unhinged nature.
Following up on their Movie Realization line of acclaimed “Star Wars” figures, Tamashii Nations is exploring a Manga Realization line — kicking it off with a samurai-influenced take on Spider-Man.
Packaged with two blades, a few sets of web-slinging hands, and a grappling hook and line, the highly-articulated samurai Spidey figure comes from a design by Takayuki Takeya, the designer of Tamashii’s “Star Wars” toys.
With a reboot of Voltron debuting this summer, it’s likely we’ll see plenty of merchandise arrive in its wake. However, some old-school members of the Galaxy Alliance prefer their super robots with an ’80s flair. For them, there’s a more classic take on the Defender of the Universe, submitted to LEGO Ideas.
On the heels of those new Dragon Ball vinyl figures, Funko has announced Sailor Moon is coming to its Pop! Animation line in July.
She won’t be alone, naturally: The 3.75-inch figure is accompanied by Luna, and followed by Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus and Artemis, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask.
Standing 6 inches tall and featuring interchangeable hands, the Black Panther figure is set to arrive in November, joining Captain America, Iron Man and Ant-Man.