The Four Horsemen are once again selling holiday editions of their Outer Space Men figures. The current set includes the Cyclops, Gemini and Orbitron.
Mattel released the packaging photo and bio for Jitsu earlier this week. Evidently Jitsu runs Snake Mountain after Skeletor leaves for space, which seems kind of out of left field to me. Was this solely for the “iron fist” joke? Because his fist is golden. Says right on the bio.
The next Glyos drop has been delayed to Wednesday, December 12th at 9:30pm ET. Included will be all sorts of Travelers, Gobons and the one I’ll be nabbing, a golden Armorvor. I love the Armorvor. This one kind of reminds me of “Pimp Daddy” Skeletor.
The Realm of the Underworld independent toy line is due to be released in a few weeks. This is an action figure line developed from old Remco fantasy bodies mixed with new sculpting. The figures are priced at just $20 apiece and have interchangeable limbs. I’m interested in these – the Skeletons have a fun Harryhausen feel, while some of the other figures evoke memories of Remco’s Warrior Beasts and other barbarian-related lines.
NECA has been crushing it lately with some of their toy lines. This week they released their retailer pre-order info for Predator Series 8, which will feature two fully-articulated versions of Dutch Schaefer and a retooled, fully articulated Jungle Masked Predator with ball-jointed hips and double knees (the pic above is of the old, non-ball-jointed-hips Predator, but rest assured the figure that ships will have them). These are the Predator action figures I wanted when I was eleven years old. (Pre-order it at BBTS.) Also: GET TO THE CHOPPA.
NECA is also releasing the long-awaited figure of Chell from Valve’s Portal series of videogames. However, for some reason it’s going to be limited to 15,000 pieces worldwide. I’m trying to find out why, and will update this post if I do.
BBTS has also posted pics of DC Unlimited Series 3 (no pic of the Joker yet). I’m not along in thinking these Injustice figures are a mistake, am I? But who knows. Maybe DC has come to realize that the main way people interact with their properties is through movies and videogames, and they figure they’ll sell more toys this way. I still think better Mattel Arkham figures (sculpted by the Four Horsemen with full articulation) would be a smarter idea than these Injustice figures.
The S.H. Figuarts Perfect Cell is now in stock at BBTS and Amazon. Bluefin Tamashii has also announced the pre-order for the DBZ Vegeta (Normal Ver.), which comes with a slew of “accessories and option parts that have previously been requested by fans. In response to these requests S.H.Figuarts Vegeta will feature folded arm parts, four interchangeable hand parts as well as special interchangeable “scouter crushing” hand part, three interchangeable face parts as well as head part with scouter attached, tail parts, effect parts and special support stand for effect parts.”