February 11, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON ARTFX STATUES
Kotobukiya's ArtFx+ Marvel Universe line up continues with Avengers Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Iron Man for $179.99 and Hulk for $64.99. These two statues come with special interlocking bases to create an exciting battle diorama!
FT-12 AND FT12T GRENADIER
The first of three exciting robots that turn into insects! The FT-12T Grenadier has a purple chest and the FT-12 has a gray chest; and both stand about 5.6" tall. Both figures feature a variety of die cast metal parts, two different chest covers, and two sets of legs/feet and are Early Bird Special priced at $74.99 through March 31st.
MYTHIC LEGIONS ARE STORMING THE CASTLE!!
February 2015 - The Four Horsemen's highly anticipated Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign is LIVE and running right now! Just march your armies over to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fourhorsemen/mythic-legions-action-... right now to check out the various pledge levels and all of the add-ons and please help spread the word!
It's been almost a year to the date since we first debuted our Mythic Legions line at our 2014 Toypocalypse show, and a lot has changed in that year. The characters have changed, the number of characters sculpted has almost doubled, and after a year of debate amongst fans (and amongst us here at the studio too!) so has the line's scale. After a lot of thought, analysis, and consideration we are proud to officially announce that Mythic Legions is officially a 6" scaled line!
We know that there are going to be a lot of questions about the decision, so we wanted to touch on some of the reasons that we ultimately went in this direction:
POWER LORDS IN 2015!!
February 2015 - Big things are coming for Power Lords in 2015! Fans have been asking many questions about the status of Power Lords over recents month, and we wanted to answer questions and give a status report on where the line stands and what the future holds.
After a hugely successful first year of releases with Power Lords, we decided to take a breath and examine what fans have loved about the line, what could be improved upon, and how to do it in a way that works well with our business. Power Lords fans have been very passionate and supportive of the line, but the way that we've currently structured the line, we haven't been able to sustain their appetite for newly tooled figures. We want to complete this line as much as anybody, so we want to ensure that it's going to happen!
Here are some of the answers to the biggest questions:
The Power Lords Fan Club
FANtastic Exclusive is BACK!!
February 2015 - Four Horsemen Studios is thrilled to announce the return of FANtastic Exclusive! FANtasic Exclusive which ran from 2006-2009 was a process that put the critical decision making regarding action figure production into the fans' hands. Fans voted on everything from character to scale to articulation points. We had a great run with FANtastic Exclusive, but it became harder and harder to make the system work when production costs were skyrocketing. We've talked about bringing it back for years, and that time has finally come!
With our upcoming Mythic Legions Kickstarter, FANtastic Exclusive will make its official return, but in an all new incarnation. We've designed this round to specifically work with the Kickstarter format, and to move quickly in order to have a final character chosen before the end of the Kickstarter campaign!
The Fantastic Exclusive voting will all take place on the Sourcehorsemen.com forums, and it will launch alongside the Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign.
Bif Bang Pow! Abides Again
Bif Bang Pow! and Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Give The Big Lebowski Fans Something New In Collectibles
LOS ANGELES, CA: February 10, 2015 - Bif Bang Pow! today announced it has renewed its agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to produce an exciting new line of toys and collectibles inspired by The Big Lebowski.
The license provides for all-new 6 to 24-inch action figures, car accessories (license plate frames, sun shades, car flags), talking key chains, journals, tin totes, tin windup figures, and wooden nesting and kokeshi-style dolls.
The Dude's many fans can preview some of these all-new The Big Lebowski collectibles at the Bif Bang Pow! Toy Fair booth #4945 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 14-17, 2015. They will be available for purchase later in the year from Entertainment Earth - www.entertainmentearth.com.
Bif Bang Pow! Inks Deal to Make DC Comics Collectibles!
LOS ANGELES, CA: February 5, 2015 - Bif Bang Pow! and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have partnered to produce all-new and unique DC Comics collectible products. This exciting line-up includes nesting and kokeshi-style wooden dolls, jack-in-the-boxes, and tin windup figures based on the ever-popular Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe.
"Fans of Metropolis and Gotham City have never seen the likes of the new collectibles we're coming up with at Bif Bang Pow!," said Jason Labowitz, President of Bif Bang Pow!. "We're thrilled to be able to provide collectors with our all-new, innovative line of DC Comics products rolling out later this year."
In development now and rolling out in 2015 and 2016, these reimagined toys and collectibles from Bif Bang Pow! will be available at Entertainment Earth - www.entertainmentearth.com.
About Bif Bang Pow!
February 2015 - With the action figure and toy success stories we've witnessed on KickStarter, it was only a matter of time before the launch of a new crowdfunding platform devoted solely to the toy industry. Check out more details on ToyBacker.com in their official birth announcement.
February 2015 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode online!
Episode 51 features their favorite five LEGO sets and a peek at the ThreeZero Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister figure.
Don't forget to check out their action figure Kickstarter project!
February 2015 - DC has a new contest, the DC Collectibles 250,000 Likes Sweepstakes. Enter by February 6th to win a big batch of merchandise.
The official rules for the contest describe the prize as:
- One (1) DC Comics Bombshells: Hawkgirl Statue
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batgirl by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 3: Batman (Year One) by Greg Capullo Action Figure
- One (1) DC Comics Super Villains Deathstroke Bust Designed by Jim Lee
- One (1) DC Comics New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Action Figure Box Set
- One (1) The Sandman Overture Statue
- One (1) Wonder Woman The Art of War Statue by Cliff Chiang
February 4, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
NEW BANDAI OFFERINGS
This round of new listings from Bandai includes a little something for everyone from Super Robot Chogokin Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, S.H. Figuarts Kinnikuman, and new in the Figuarts Zero line-Elsa and Anna from the hit Disney film Frozen! Check out all the new offerings here:
IRON GIANT DELUXE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE