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  1. The title says it all. With NYTF having come to an end, let us know what you saw you are most excited for and then what did you see (or maybe not see) that disappointed you the most?
  2. McFarlane Toys has released another teaser, this time for what appears to be figures for the video game Elder Scrolls. Check back starting tomorrow for complete coverage of the New York Toy Fair including all the new product McFarlane has on hand.
  3. We first saw it last weekend at Toy Fair and now Kotobukiya has released official images and info for their upcoming G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Scarlett Bishoujo statue. The world’s first series of action figures created by Hasbro, G.I. Joe follows a group of heroes in their fight against Cobra, an evil organization plotting to take over the world. In this new line of 1/7 scale statues, the colorful characters of G.I. JOE are reborn as Kotobukiya’s BISHOUJO! The first character to join the series is an agent from the global elite special unit known as the G.I. JOE team, Scarlett! The statue is based on original art by Shunya Yamashita, which was specially created as concept art for the BISHOUJO statue! A counter-intelligence expert who protects her allies from enemy schemes, Scarlett is proficient with a variety of weapons. Scarlett’s signature red hair and two-piece bodysuit are recreated in stunning detail. While remaining faithful to the original G.I. JOE series, Scarlett’s suit has also been upgraded to represent the advanced, high-tech equipment available to the elite G.I. JOE team, as is evident in the suit’s unique and highly detailed texture. Additionally, like the original action figure, Scarlett comes with an XK-1 power crossbow. Created through the power of technology, this high quality digitally sculpted statue leaves no detail untouched thanks to the expert hand of sculptor Takaboku Busujima (BUSUJIMAX). The G.I. JOE BISHOUJO series will continue to grow with an extensive lineup of characters, so stay tuned for more updates! Yo JOE!! Available in August 2019. You can pre-order this now at HobbyLinkJapan.com.
  4. Not really action figure related but what the hell: IDW Publishing is very pleased to announce that industry icon Stan Sakai will bring his critically acclaimed series Usagi Yojimbo to IDW beginning in June. For the first time ever, new monthly Usagi Yojimbo comic books will be published in full color, and IDW will curate a fully-colored graphic novel library of the complete Usagi Yojimbo – all 35 years of its grand storytelling, plus new stories to come! "I'm delighted to work with IDW Publishing on the new Usagi Yojimbo color series. IDW is a creative company that brings a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to the table. The IDW family includes many beloved characters, including (of course) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so it is a natural fit," says Stan Sakai. "Fans, please look forward to this coming June as we'll be releasing IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1, action-packed and now fully colored." Welcome to the world of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo in June with the first thrilling chapter in an all-new three-part story! Set in the Edo period of Japan, this adventure sees Usagi embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem. Sakai adds, "Bunraku (Japanese puppetry) captures many elements that make the world of Usagi Yojimbo unique: an adventure filled with Japanese culture, folklore, and history. It also features the return of a long-awaited fan favorite character and Yokai (Japanese supernatural creatures). I’d like to thank the readers for their continued support of Usagi, and if you haven't read Usagi before, this is a great place to start." Marking this milestone with a spectacular selection of covers, Usagi Yojimbo #1 includes a main cover by Stan Sakai, plus variants by Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Walt Simonson (Ragnarök, The Mighty Thor). Written and illustrated by Stan Sakai for over thirty years and published in over fourteen countries, Usagi Yojimbo is set in a unique world based on 17th century Japan. Miyamoto Usagi, who once served as the personal bodyguard for a Japanese warlord, now traverses this unique world – a landscape populated by ghosts, dinosaurs, monsters, and warriors of all kinds – as a ronin. In his many exciting adventures, the swordsrabbit hones his skills, saves villages, and often finds himself navigating the delicate affairs of national/political significance. "We’re all ecstatic to have Stan Sakai and Usagi join the IDW family,” says IDW President & Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. “Usagi Yojimbo has been one of the most consistently wonderful comic-book series for decades now, a bright spot in publishing matched only by the consummate skill and professionalism its creator Stan brings to everything he does. It’s a thrill to not only be able to publish new Usagi comics but also present them all in an all-new, vibrantly colored way." Follow IDW on social media for the latest updates on new Usagi Yojimbo comic books and graphic novels. Preorder Usagi Yojimbo #1 through your local comic shop in April, or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Image
  5. Global play and entertainment group Hasbro Inc. today announced a collaboration with footwear brand ASICS to create all-new colorways inspired by two fan-favorite G.I. Joe characters: Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. The special edition GEL-LYTE III shoes and coordinating apparel and accessories from New Era and Hex will be available exclusively at Foot Locker stores worldwide February 22, 2019. The line is inspired by an epic chapter in the G.I. Joe lore: the rivalry between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Once brothers in arms as part of the Arashikage Clan, they find themselves on opposing sides of the struggle between G.I. Joe and Cobra. Now Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes each adorn their own GEL-LYTE III shoe designed by world renowned pop artist Anderson Bluu. Uncompromising on style and comfort, the GEL-LYTE III boasts iconic and innovative design that wouldn’t be complete without the split tongue and ASICS’ famous GEL® technology cushioning; a silicone-like material that effectively absorbs shock and protects the feet from high-impact strikes. The black Snake Eyes model features a crystal rubber outsole with a discovery element, premium emblem and reflective detailing with black leather; the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. The white Storm Shadow model features a crystal rubber outsole which masks the character beneath while the premium emblem detailing grounds the model in the story. Through the intertwining of story and design aesthetic the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. On the bottom of both shoe models is an iced outsole revealing Zartan – a shadowy figure who plays a key part in the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow story. “ASICS has a solid reputation of launching innovative designs to consumers across the globe and we are proud to bring G.I. Joe characters to life in an entirely original way,” said Casey Collins, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing at Hasbro. “We know fans and collectors will appreciate the care and detail ASICS has taken in every aspect of the release from the shoe detailing to the packaging.” “We were inspired by the story of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes to create these shoes in collaboration with Hasbro,” said Lindsey Sweeney, Global GM Sportstyle Footwear, ASICS. “The characters represent a true Yin and Yang – a duality and symmetry that link their lives together – and we were excited to take that inspiration to our GEL-LYTE III® model.” The ASICS x G.I. JOE shoes will be sold exclusively at FootLocker.com and select POP by Foot Locker doors because Knowing is Half the Battle. G.I. JOE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.
  6. Images from the Bluefin Distributors NY Toy Fair Showroom.
  7. Toy Fair may be ending but there is plenty of cool new toys to talk about, and with that we are launching yet another contest on our Message Boards to win a $100 store credit to either BigBadToyStore.com or Megalopolis.Toys. If you win, you get to choose which TNI sponsor between the two listed above you want to spend the credit at. The winner for the last contest was TheGrimeyGhost. Here is what you have to do in order to be entered for a chance to win this week. 1. You have to be a registered member of the TNI Message Boards. 2. Any contributing post made ANYWHERE in THIS SECTION or THIS STAR WARS SECTION of the forums between today (02/19) and March 3 will get you entered into our drawing for the store credit. Every contributing post you make will get you an entry in the drawing, so the more you post the better your chances of winning are. Posts must be contributing to the topic or discussion though. ONE WORD posts or posts deemed as SPAM will not be counted towards the drawing. A good rule of thumb is to post how you would normally post if there was no contest. As an ADDED BONUS, if you help us spread the word about this contest on your favorite social media platform or group and you comment in this thread that you did so, you will automatically receive 3 additional entries into the drawing which will help your chances to win. Helping spread the word about the contest helps grow this community which is in large part something that we feel will benefit all. Now since we have no real way of knowing if you actually help spread the word for this, we are going to have to go on the honor system with this part and take your word for it if you indicate you've done so. However please feel free to tag @ToyNewsInterna1 on Twitter and @ToyNewsi on Instagram when you spread the word. The drawing will be held by Monday, March 4, 2019 and the winner will be contacted by JayC via PM on the message boards that day. Once the winner has claimed their price we will also announce the winner on the forums as well. Our goal is to create the ultimate online action figure collecting community and this contest is our way of saying thank you for checking us out and being part of that community. Good luck to everyone.
  8. A Diamond Select Toys release! This 7-inch scale action figure of Bruce Lee features some of the most dynamic articulation ever in a Select figure! Wearing his most famous outfit, the martial arts master sports 21 points of articulation, allowing him to strike the most action-packed poses, and includes an interchangeable head, six interchangeable hands and fists, as well as nunchuks and spinning nunchuks. Designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
  9. The SPRING 2019 OVERWATCH line from Hasbro includes: NERF MICROSHOTS OVERWATCH Blasters Series 1&2 (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Series 1 Available Now, Series 2 Available Spring 2019) Experience the excitement, energy, and attitude of the Nerf brand, and find out why It's Nerf or Nothin'. Nerf blasters from Hasbro deliver the ultimate in blaster performance for Nerf battles. The Nerf MicroShots series combines collectability with blaster play and includes mini versions of fan-favorite Nerf blasters. The Overwatch series features mini blasters (each sold separately) that capture the distinctive style of Overwatch heroes. The NERF OVERWATCH MICROSHOTS Series 1 assortment features three miniature, collectible blasters (each sold separately) styled after the accessories of Overwatch heroes D.Va, Torbjörn, and Tracer. Series 2, available in the Spring, will be based on Mei, Roadhog, and Lúcio. MONOPOLY GAMER OVERWATCH COLLECTOR’S EDITION Game (HASBRO/Ages 13 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2019) It's the MONOPOLY game for fans of Blizzard’s Overwatch! In the board game, each player drafts a team of 3, including a group leader, and then everyone battles for the high score to win! Players earn points by moving around the board capturing objectives and collecting Loot Boxes. The MONOPOLY OVERWATCH COLLECTOR’S EDITION includes a game board, 6 character tokens, 6 group leader cards, 16 objective cards, 9 Loot Box cards, 4 reminder cards, 1 numbered die, 1 ability die, 90 plastic HP chips (50 fives and 40 ones), a premium box, and a Game Guide. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide. Available for pre-order on GameStop. OVERWATCH ULTIMATES SERIES 6-INCH Figure & Dual Pack Assortments (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99, $39.99 for Dual Pack/Available: Spring 2019) With the OVERWATCH ULTIMATES SERIES, fans and collectors can build a roster of their favorite heroes and imagine the action of Overwatch leaping onto their shelves and into their collections. These premium 6-inch-scale figures feature game-inspired designs with multiple points of articulation, and come with their signature in-game accessories for high poseability and display. Heroes in this single-figure assortment include Tracer, Lúcio, Sombra, and Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper). The Dual Pack assortment include Soldier: 76 and Ana; and Pharah and Mercy. Includes: figures and accessories. Each figure or Dual Pack sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide. Available for pre-order on GameStop (Tracer, Lúcio, Sombra, Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Soldier: 76 & Ana, Pharah & Mercy). OVERWATCH ULTIMATES SERIES 6-INCH REINHARDT Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2019) The heavily armored Reinhardt charges into battle with his Rocket Hammer, and always has his Barrier Field ready if his team comes under heavy fire. This premium 6-inch-scale Reinhardt figure comes with his signature accessories and features game-inspired design and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display. With the premium OVERWATCH ULTIMATES SERIES, fans and collectors can build a roster of their favorite heroes. Additional figures each sold separately. Includes: figure, 2 accessories, and 2 shield stands. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide. Available for pre-order on GameStop. OVERWATCH ROLE PLAY MASK Assortment (HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019) With the Overwatch role play mask, fans and collectors can imagine being part of the action in Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch. These premium role play masks feature designs that are true to the game, with a high level of detail, a flip-down visor, and an adjustable, super comfort fit that’s great for cosplay and Halloween. Masks in this assortment include Genji and Tracer. Each mask sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.
  10. FX-7 made everyone's Top 10 but for Yoda News
  11. Shown below are images from the Mattel showroom for this year's New York Toy Fair. Brands featured include the likes of DC Multiverse, WWE, Jurassic World, Toy Story 4 and Pokémon Mega Bloks. We had heard new Netflix She-Ra was going to shown, but that didn’t happen. Looks like that will probably be shown at SDCC.
  12. NECA’s next release in the exciting line of Crash Bandicoot action figures is an Ultra Deluxe Crash packed with extras! The loveable and only slightly crazy bandicoot comes with an Aku Aku mask and 3 new interchangeable head sculpts, all with different expressions and articulated eyebrows. Crash stands 5.5 inches tall, has plenty of articulation for maximum wumpage and looks like he leapt right out of the game! Shipping Date: Q3 2019
  13. Tamashii Nations has released official images for their upcoming S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Vega figure. The 6.5" figure is slated to include multiple heads and hands as well as a display stand and backdrop based on his stage from the game. Look for this figure to be released in July 2019.
  14. Thanks to ToysDaily we now know that Storm Collectibles will be doing a new line of 1:12 scale figures based on the Gears Of War video game series. Shown below are images of their Marcus Fenix and Augustus Cole figure which come via Toys Daily. The Fenix figure looks to include multiple hands, interchangeable heads, interchangeable hands, a knife, and multiple guns. The Cole figure looks to include two guns, multiple hands, a knife, and a football helmet. The figures are said to cost $65 each. Stay-Tuned for more details on these and other news from Storm Collectibles coming this weekend during the New York Toy Fair.
  15. While 2020 is looking like the year for McFarlane Toys when it comes to DC Comic based collector figures, Mattel still has some time with the license and with that we can see here thanks to Skywalker, they will be doing some Shazam movie figures for their 6" DC Multiverse line. It looks like there will only be two figures in the wave which includes Shazam himself and Dr. Sivana. While we can only see the front of the packaging here, it does not appear these figures include any kind of Collect-And-Connect pieces. Skywalker reports these showing up at a Walmart store in OH.
  16. Remember those San Diego Comic Con exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6" exclusive figures based on the 80's animated cartoon that NECA did in 2017? The set that included the four turtles, Shredder, 2 Foot Soldiers and Krang? Well if you do, but missed out on picking them up you will have another chance. NECA will be re-releasing those exact same figures as 2-Packs which will be made available exclusively at Target Stores. The figures are exactly the same as the one released at SDCC but they of course will have new packaging. The sets will cost $50 each and be available in late February or early March. The two packs will include Donatello Vs Krang, Michelangelo Vs Foot Soldier, Leonardo Vs Shredder and Raphael Vs Foot Soldier. If the line does well then that could open the door for NECA possibly doing additional TMNT figures down the road. Check out images of the sets below which come via Fwoosh and if you want better looks at the figures then be sure to check out our original review of the SDCC set.
  17. NECA's collaboration with renowned movie director Guillermo Del Toro brings select characters from Del Toro's films to life in premium action figure format with deluxe added elements. From the acclaimed film The Shape of Water, the Amphibian Man stands approximately 8" tall, is super-poseable and comes with removable shackles, interchangeable head and display base. You can pre-order this figure now at BigBadToyStore.com.
  18. Shown below are images from the Super 7 showroom at the New York Toy Fair. Not shown but announced will be new 7" MOTC style Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Other characters getting this treatment are Conan which was on display.
  19. They aren't GIJoe's but they might be the next best thing for you 6" collectors. Cryptid Toys has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a new 6" military themed line called Army Alphas. Here are the official details: The time has finally come for 1:12 (6 inch) SWAT, Soldier, and Army Builder figures! Cryptid Toys has launched the Army Alphas campaign that is on Kickstarter now! Each super articulated action figure has all the standard points of articulation that collectors have come to expect in addition being very modular. Helmet tops, heads, necks, arms, hands, torsos at the waist, and vests/harnesses are all swappable. These figures are in scale with Marvel Legends, DC Multiverse, Medicom Mafex, and many other collector lines. Grab some Army Alphas to boost your existing collection of army builders or even start a new one! There are four basic figures and one deluxe figure being offered in the initial group. The basics are the Blue SWAT, Night Ops SWAT, Serpent Trooper, and Space Trooper. The deluxe is the UCP Soldier. There are several stretch goals for different figures that will become unlocked should the funding goal reach those levels. The first stretch goal is the deluxe Stealth Ninja, and the second is the basic Cobalt Trooper. The campaign is already one third of the way to the goal and will run until Friday, March 15. Basic figures are $25 each, deluxe figures are $33 each, and shipping to each region is a flat rate no matter how many figures you pre-order. Click Here to visit the campaign now! Check out images for the figures below.
  20. Looks like NECA isn't the only one getting in on The Karate Kid action as Icon Heroes has announced they are doing 6" action figures based on the original movie. The first two figures they are doing are Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence. The figures will feature 29 points of articulation and include additional heads & hands. Check out the image below.
  21. According to THR, Mattel is currently working on 22 animated and live-action TV programs based on its properties. While no specific titles have been mentioned, they note that Mattel considers Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High and Masters of the Universe amongst its top toy brands which would be a good indication of where they will put their focus on for these shows. THR goes on to mention how Mattel has reinvigorated the Masters of the Universe movie project set up at Sony, though honestly we still aren't holding our breath on that one ever actually happening. She-Ra already has a new animated series going on Netflix with a second season going into development very soon, so could He-Man be far behind?
  22. Have you ever wondered what your favorite DC Comic characters would look like as Luchadores wrestlers? Well I guess the folks at DC Collectibles have because they have created a new action figure line featuring just that. The first wave will include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Cheetah, Metallo II and Deathstroke. The images below come via THR and they don't specifically list a scale for these, but member of the press last year actually got a sneak-peek at some of these and I want to say they were 7". The figures will start hitting comic and specialty shops in August 2019.
  23. Some will likely say DC Collectibles is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to scale, but today they announced via THR a new line of highly articulated and detailed 9" figures based on your favorite DC Comic Book characters. The line is being called DC Prime and the figures are being made as a collaboration between artist Riccardo Federicci and sculptor Wonil Song. The figures will be packed with accessories such as multiple hands and head sculpts. The first figure to be released will be Batman. No word on when these will be released or for how much, but I am sure we will get those details by tomorrow during the New York Toy Fair.
  24. Storm Collectibles has teased that they will be doing 1:12 scale figures based on Darkstalkers which I don't think anyone has done or tried to do since SOTA Toys. We hope to hear or see more for these at Toy Fair which starts tomorrow.
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