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Cryptozoic Entertainment has partnered with Cartoon Books to produce a line of vinyl figures based on Jeff Smith bestselling fantasy adventure Bone.
Prototypes of the Fone, Phoney and Smiley are on display at Toy Fair 2015, which continues through Tuesday in New York City. The figures are scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of the year.
This weekend’s New York Toy Fair has become a breeding ground not just for superhero toys but realms within realms of niche toys. And when it comes to specific toy sets, none inspires more fervor than LEGOs.
Super Hero Hype shared a first look at the initial LEGO playset for Marvel Studios’ incoming Ant-Man film. The “Ant-Man Final Battle” set includes figures for Paul Rudd’s title hero, the mysterious Yellow Jacket and a Hank Pym figure for every little kid who wants to fantasy play as Michael Douglas in wise mentor mode. The set also includes a ridable ant, “giant” screws and obstacles for the miniaturized hero and a new “super jumper” feature on Ant-Man that will soon become a regular feature in LEGO’s heroic lines.
While these toys aren’t exactly ant-sized, they’re close enough that both the real insects and the figures will inspire the same cries when parents step on them without shoes on. Check out the full set below the jump.
Ahead of Saturday’s kickoff of Toy Fair 2015, DC Collectibles has unveiled a lineup that includes the debut of the DC Comics Icons action-figure line, based on the work of artist Ivan Reis, and the first 6-inch-scale Batmobile inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.
Accompanying the Batmobile is the fifth wave of figures from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures — Nightwing, Bane, Mad Hatter and Scarecrow — plus a two-pack from Mask of the Phantasm (MTV News has the full details on the figures). The Batmobile features sliding door access and room for two 6-inch figures.
Mezco, which in October unveiled its Dark Knight Returns Batman 1/12th-scale action figure, is now teasing an unexpected addition to its One:12 Collective line: the Mutant leader from the landmark 1986 miniseries by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley.
Details are, well, virtually nonexistent. The toy company posted the photo of the recreated standoff, accompanied by a DKR quote — “You don’t get it boy .. .this isn’t a mud-hole … it’s an operating table. And I’m the surgeon.” — and a note saying it’s gearing up for a pre-Toy Fair event to be held today.
The Helicarrier is 11 inches high, 17 inches wide and a whopping 31 inches long, and boasts two runways, microscale fighter jets, Quinjets and ground-support vehicles, plus five minifigures from Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster The Avengers, including — brace yourselves! — two female characters: Nick Fury, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and new addition Maria Hill. Imagine that.
Earlier this month we mentioned that Ashley Wood’s company 3A planned to follow its 12-inch Invincible Iron Man figures with more Marvel collectibles, and at Toy Fair in New York City they delivered with the debut of Doctor Doom. Or, rather, an incomplete version of the ruler of Latveria, courtesy of Action Figure Fury — enough to let you know the finished version is going to look pretty incredible.
There’s no word yet when Doom will go on sale. 3A is only now taking pre-orders for those Iron Man figures (to the tune of $220 each), so it’ll probably be a while yet. Start saving those pennies.
Only days after the debut of Hasbro’s Guardians of the Galaxy action figures, as part of its Marvel Legends series, the Funko POP! Vinyl line has emerged in the wild — at Toy Fair in New York City, naturally.
Planned for summer release, ahead of director James Gunn’s film, the POP! Vinyls feature Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Star-Lord (sorry once again, Yondu fans). Marvel Toy News has more photos and many more details.
Following hot on the heels of the New York Comic Con is the 2009 Toy Fair, which runs through Wednesday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. MTV’s Rick Marshall is on the scene snapping pictures and reporting on various movie action figures, like those from X-Men Origins: Wolverine: