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  1. • New factory to create more than 1,760 jobs. • Onsite solar park will produce enough energy to 100 percent match the factory’s requirements. • Seventh factory will expand the LEGO Group’s global manufacturing network, shorten supply chain and support long-term growth in Americas. The LEGO Group today announced plans to invest more than US$1 billion to build a new factory in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Once completed, the 1.7 million square foot (160,000m2 ) facility will employ more than 1,760 people. The factory will be designed to operate as a carbon-neutral facility. 100 percent of its day-to-day energy needs will be matched by renewable energy generated by an onsite solar park. The site will also be designed to minimise energy consumption and use of non-renewable resources. Niels B. Christiansen, CEO, the LEGO Group said: “This is an exciting step for the LEGO Group. More and more families are falling in love with LEGO® building and we are looking forward to making LEGO bricks in the US, one of our largest markets. The location in Virginia allows us to build a solar park which supports our sustainability ambitions and provides easy links to country-wide transportation networks. We are also looking forward to creating fantastic employment opportunities for the people of Virginia.” Construction will commence in fall 2022 with production projected to start in the second half of 2025. A temporary packaging site will open in an existing building nearby in early 2024 and create up to 500 jobs. The Virginia factory will be the LEGO Group’s seventh factory globally and the second in the Americas. The company’s manufacturing site in Monterrey, Mexico primarily supplies the US market and will be expanded and upgraded to meet growing demand for LEGO products. Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operations Officer, the LEGO Group said: “Our factories are located close to our biggest markets which shortens the distance our products have to travel. This allows us to rapidly respond to changing consumer demand and helps manage our carbon footprint. Our new factory in the US and expanded capacity at our existing site in Mexico means we will be able to best support long-term growth in the Americas. We are fortunate to find a location where we can begin construction quickly and create temporary capacity in under two years.” The new factory in Virginia, like all LEGO facilities, will use state-of-the-art technology to mould, process and pack LEGO products and ensure they meet the company’s rigorous safety and quality requirements. “Our bricks are made to last for generations, so we need skilled employees trained to work with precision moulding technology. We look forward to working with the Virginia Talent Accelerator programme to help build a great team who are motivated by our mission to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow,” said Mr Rasmussen. LEGO factories in Europe and China are also being expanded, and in December 2021, the Group announced plans to build a factory in Vietnam to support further growth in Asia. The LEGO Group currently employs approximately 2,600 people in the US where it has been operating since the 1960s. Its US head office is in Enfield, CT, and operates 100 LEGO branded stores across the country.
  2. Overseas company Ramen Toy has released this new image giving us the latest look for their SilverHawks Quicksilver 1/12 Scale Figure which they say should start shipping out by end of June or early July. You can pre-order this figure at our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com
  3. Shown below via jwmp_show are in-hand images for the new DC Multiverse Blackest Night Atrocitus Build-A-Figure from McFarlane Toys. The wave to complete this figure includes figures of Blackest Night Batman, Blackest Night Superman, Deathstorm and Kyle Rayner Green Lantern. These are available at places like our sponsor Entertainment Earth.
  4. Pixar and Disney are ready to take Toy Story fans to new realistic heights with the release of ‘Lightyear’! Whilst Buzz is taking a break from the fun loving toy image fans have grown to love, he is instead shown as a heroic figure, with realistic features in the upcoming movie. An origin story of sorts, Buzz is given a mission to a distant planet, with his friend and robotic cat by his side to fend off an evil alien invasion led by the evil Zurg! Will our space faring hero survive! Watch the movie and relive the best scenes after with your very own action figure! Beast Kingdom’s highly articulable DAH (Dynamic 8action Heroes) figure range is ready to take you ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ with the release of the Buzz Lightyear DAH-076 figure. Following the more realistic take on Buzz, the DAH features 20 points of articulation and two highly detailed head sculpts to match. The detailed ‘Alpha’ armor suit features the detailed emblems and color schemes from the movie. The DAH set also includes an arm-mountable laser gun and a set of four replaceable pairs of hands to really get Buzz’s salutes on point! The built LED lights also give fans ample ways to show off the chest indicators for the ultimate effect. Not forgetting the robotic cat Sox and a cat carrier are also both featured in the set. A fantastic set for fans of Pixar’s most famous Space Trooper! Don’t forget to also take home the DAH-077 Zurg to complete the collection. Included Accessories: ・ Around 20 points of articulation ・ Two (2) head sculpts of Buzz Lightyear (Regular, angry) ・ Four (4) pairs of replaceable hands (Fist, open, gripping, salute) ・Accessories: Transparent hood, arm-mounted laser gun, robotic cat, cat carrier ・LED light function in the chest ・Special branded base, with bracket 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩 𝙄𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 - Product Measurements:Approx 21 cm - Release Date: Q2, 2023(4-6)
  5. Joy Toy has released new images for a number of new Warhammer 40k 1/18 scale figures including new Orks, Outrider bikes, Space Wolves Bjorn the Fell-Handed, Ragnar Blackmane and more. Check them all out below.
  6. Shown below are new official images for the upcoming Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech My Hero Academia Endeavor from Kaiyodo. The figure includes 3 headsculpts, multiple hands and fire effect pieces. Look for it to go up for pre-order tomorrow and be released in November 2022.
  7. Hot Toys today released this teaser image for an upcoming 1/6 Buzz Lightyear figure based on the new Disney Pixar Lightyear movie. Stay-tuned for more details to be released soon.
  8. Bandai and Takara have announced new collaborative projects they have labeled "Dream Together" that will focus on two iconic brands with Zoids and Gundams. Bandai will be doing CHOGOKIN ZOIDS with the RZ-041 LIGER ZERO that will see release in 2023 while Takara will do TOMICA Gundam White Base. Stay-tuned for more details as they become available
  9. Mr. Geek-E sits down with NECA's Brand Manager Trevor Zammit to Geek-out about all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. During the interview at time mark 08:52 Trevor shows off a new TMNT Animated series deluxe Rex-1 figure. This will be a single release coming sometime this year to Target stores. No word if the figure will also be available on the NECA store or what the price will be. See the entire interview below.
  10. Yesterday we had told you how listings for the latest wave of Masters of the Universe Masterverse figures had been listed on the Target website. Well today we have links to the newest round of Origins stuff that are now listed there. Like the Masterverse stuff, the figures are not actually yet available for purchase or pre-order. See links below: Masters of the Universe Origins Deluxe Leech - DPCI 087-16-5528 Masters of the Universe Origins Deluxe Snout Spout - DPCI 087-16-9552 Masters of the Universe Origins Mantenna - DPCI 087-16-8473 Masters of the Universe Origins Pig-Head - DPCI 087-16-3035 Masters of the Universe Origins 200x He-Man - DPCI 087-16-6284 Masters of the Universe Origins 200x Skeltor - DPCI 087-16-6846 There is also a Masters of the Universe Variety She-Ra (Target Exclusive) figure listed on the Target website. This appears to be the same Origins She-Ra - DPCI 087-16-3683 that has already been released though it looks like this one may have a multi-lingual sticker on the blister i don't recall being on the original release.
  11. Shown below is the new Jurassic World: Dominion Epic Battle Pack from Mattel which is being sold as a Target store exclusive. The set went up for pre-order on the Target website this morning and sold out in seconds. The set which costs $119.99 includes Dr. Ellie Sattler and 3 fierce dinosaur figures. The Strike n’ Roar Giganotosaurus has a huge-jawed CHOMP and a mighty ROAR with a neck thrash side to side, ready for epic battles. The Thrash ‘N Devour T. rex has the ability to CHOMP, ROAR and THRASH, ready for combative confrontations with the other dinosaur figures. The Sound Slashin’ Therizinosaurus has an intimidating side-to-side SLASHING motion, augmented by aggressive CHOMPING action and realistic ROARS
  12. The other day thanks to plaityme we gave you a detailed in-hand look at the new Masters of the Universe Masterverse New Eternia Deluxe Beast Man figure from Mattel which has started hitting physical Target stores. The DPCI# is 087-16-7188 and cost is $32.99. It was unclear whether this figure was being released as a Target exclusive or would end up seeing release elsewhere. We have done some checking and can now tell you that while Target has been given the first to market exclusive on this one, other places like our sponsors BigBadToyStore and Entertainment Earth will end up being able to carry it. You can expect other retailers to start offering it around the middle of July.
  13. Shown below via Jackytoysbox are in-hand images for the new wave of DC Multiverse 7" Blackest Night figures from McFarlane Toys that includes Blackest Night Batman, Blackest Night Superman, Deathstorm and Kyle Rayner Green Lantern. The build-a-figure for the wave is Atrocitus. These are available for pre-order now at places like our sponsors BigBadToyStore.com and Entertainment Earth. Besides images he also posted this video:
  14. Today, McFarlane Films announced a partnership with independent studio wiip and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Rooster Teeth Studios to develop an adult animated TV series based on the popular McFarlane Toys RAW10 toy line – an action figure series of cybernetically enhanced animals created by McFarlane Toys and recently sold exclusively at Walmart. The team will be taking the project to buyers at the top of next month.. From creator Dan Dominguez – known for Netflix’s SEIS MANOS and HBO Max’s gen:LOCK – the RAW10 adaptation will be an R-Rated Saturday morning cartoon for adults that satirically explores the tropes of 80’s era animation through the lens of McFarlane’s toyline. Comic book legend Todd McFarlane, creator of the Spawn universe, won two Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking animated series of the same name, which aired on HBO from 1997 to 1999. RAW10 represents McFarlane’s first foray back into the medium – 23 years later – in collaboration with wiip and Rooster Teeth Studios. His toy company, McFarlane Toys, is a top-5 global leader in its field, redefining the action figure market’s standards and a licensee of world-class brands and leading global franchises. When McFarlane first announced the RAW10 launch in 2020, pre-orders sold out within hours. The line was met with widespread praise and enthusiasm not only from the media, but also from adult collectors and pop-culture enthusiasts who grew up during the modern action figure renaissance of the 80s and 90s. “Having fun in the older-skewing animation space is always something I am thinking about,” said Todd McFarlane. “With the off-beat mind of writer Dan Dominguez and the experience of Rooster Teeth, we are all hoping the combined total will be a wild and entertaining ride for everyone. Animation lets our minds have an unlimited budget to create everything.” Writer and executive producer Dan Dominguez has worked in animation with such genre luminaries as John Carpenter, Clive Barker, Malcolm Spellman, and Jeff Howard. He is creating and executive producing the animated series, alongside Todd McFarlane, McFarlane Films’ Sean Canino, wiip’s Paul Lee, Mark Roybal and Nate Winslow and Rooster Teeth Studios’ Dan Shorr. “When I was a kid, I loved Saturday Morning Cartoons and, as I got older, my love of animation only got stronger thanks to anime,” said Dominguez. “So many of the great R-rated toons out of Japan showed me that genre animation could be made for grownups. That they could be darkly hilarious, thematically rich, cerebral, violent, and seductive. So when I got the chance to come up with the world’s first adult Saturday morning cartoon, and to do it with Todd McFarlane – a personal hero who opened my eyes to how grown up comic books could be… needless to say, this project has been a dream come true. So get ready for deeply unsettling, grown-up style laughs! Thrills! Chills! Gore! Sex! Adult themes! And… emotions! Yes, I do in fact plan on having a 30 foot tall cybernetic gorilla make you cry.” RAW10 toyline fan favorites will make their debut in the show, including FREN-Z – a robotic blend of a great white shark and prehistoric megalodon, BATTLESNAKE – a super genius reptilian monster, and CY-GOR - part guerilla, part cyborg. Although CY-GOR was originally introduced in the Spawn universe, and his Spawn backstory may come into play, the RAW10 animated series will remain separate from the Spawn franchise. Independent studio wiip, known for HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Mare of Easttown and Apple TV+’s Peabody Award-winning Dickinson, has been eager to enter the animated space and has prioritized development in the medium. "With Todd's highly anticipated return to TV animation, Dan's blistering run of genre defying shows, and Rooster Teeth's flawless track-record, wiip couldn't be in better company to launch our first animated show,” said Mark Roybal, wiip. “We're always going to bet on the most original, daring and creative filmmakers - and that's what we have with Todd, Dan, and Dan. This show is definitely going to wake up the whole house on Saturday morning.” Rooster Teeth Studios’ production credits include Michael B. Jordan’s gen:LOCK on HBO Max and Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy on Netflix. Rooster Teeth also produces the award-winning Halo satire Red vs. Blue, which is the longest-running web series in history, and the global phenomenon RWBY. Rooster Teeth Studios is represented by CAA. “I had a Spawn movie poster at my Bar Mitzvah, which is a choice that feels officially justified,” said Dan Shorr, Rooster Teeth Studios’ Head of Scripted. “We’ve absolutely loved working with our partners at McFarlane Films and wiip and reuniting with our brilliant gen:LOCK Executive Producer Dan Dominguez to help put together this unique love letter to genre storytelling.”
  15. Beast Kingdom today released a preview image for upcoming Lightyear Dynamic 8ction Heroes movie figures. Stay-tuned for more details to be revealed soon.
  16. The 5th wave of Mattel's upcoming Masters of the Universe Masterverse wave has been listed on Target though the figures are not currently available for pre-order or purchase which is to bad being they are currently listed with a discount sale price of only $13.99. I am sure when they become available for actual purchase they will go back to the full price of $19.99 each. The wave includes the following: Masters of the Universe Masterverse Catra - DPCI 087-16-7409 Masters of the Universe Masterverse Zodac - DPCI 087-16-9265 Masters of the Universe Masterverse Neflix CGI He-Man - DPCI 087-16-6344 Masters of the Universe Masterverse Neflix CGI Skeletor - DPCI 087-16-8976 The other day we told you how the Masterverse New Eternia Deluxe Beast Man - DPCI 087-16-7188 figure was already hitting physical Target stores but still no sign of that one online. Also no sign of these wave 5 figures showing up at physical stores yet. Check out images for the wave 5 figures including updated packaging ones.
  17. For celebrating #ROBOCOP 1987 film 35th anniversary in 2022, We bring the first item of EXQUISITE SUPER —— ROBOCOP 1/12 die-cast action figure. Compared with the EXQUISITE MINI, the items of EXQUISITE SUPER have More Accessory Options and More Details. The story of the film takes place in the near future, when Detroit is rampant with crime, police officer Alex Murphy who is murdered brutally by a vicious gang and subsequently re-created as a cyborg known as ROBOCOP. Stands 6.5 inches tall, based on ROBOCOP 1987 film. Die-cast armor suit and 23 points of articulation lets you re-create film scenes. Also there is a pistol storage room in right thigh to fit auto-9 pistol. Accessories include 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, 2 interchangeable heads, 1 battle damaged armor (head/chest armor); 2 Auto-9 pistols, 1 sniper rifle, 2 muzzle flash effects and 2 dark transparent stands. Release time: 2022 Q4
  18. After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young friends who accidentally disrupt his carefully shielded world in a remote Texas town. Now Leatherface comes with his chainsaw —— EXQUISITE MINI Leatherface 1/18 scale action figure. Stands 4.72 inches tall, all details based on Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2022), also includes 1 pair of interchangeable hands and 15 points of articulation allow you to pose and dynamically recreate your favorite scenes. Release time: 2022 Q4
  19. Shown below are new My Hero Academia POP! Vinyl figures from Funko which you can pre-order now from our sponsor Entertainment Earth. Shown are Deku with Gloves, Fat Gum (Slim Form), Hawks, Yuga Aoyama, Kyoka Jirou and Inasa Yoarashi.
  20. Feast your eyes on the official ZOMBO action figure! This exclusive figure will be available only at the NECA booth at the San Diego Comic Con 7/20-7/24! This truly wicked Crumble Creature Crackers box is only available for limited time at the NECA booth! When they are gone, they are gonzo! Get there early because these amazing figures are gonna go quick!
  21. In the world of business the fastest way to grow is often a larger company buying out an up and coming smaller one which is what appears to be happening here. Mondo today has officially announced that they have been purchased by Funko who is now their parent company. See the official statement below: "For 20 years, we have poured our heart and souls into this weird little thing that Rob Jones and Tim League started in a closet in the corner of an Alamo Drafthouse lobby... then out of a closet underneath the seats of a Drafthouse auditorium (seriously). Eventually, we opened our own gallery space, and even started our own convention. We have always loved following our passions and doing things our own way, and we’ll be forever thankful to the Alamo Drafthouse for supporting those passions and helping us grow into what we are today. But we needed a bigger boat... and that’s where Funko comes in. They understand what Mondo is today and are eager to help us become the company we want to be. From the outside, Mondo might seem like it is changing... but on the inside much is staying the same. We remain the same team, and our goals remain unchanged. We are still the same bunch of weirdos who share an undying obsession with popular (and maybe less popular) culture, and a craving to make cool stuff with the best artists in the world. We are still the same company that started in the theater lobby... only now with even more resources to support our vision. We can’t wait to show you what’s next."
  22. Shown below are some official images for the upcoming Fortnite 6" Victory Royale Series Brutus (Ghost) figure from Hasbro. Thanks to JTPrime for digging these off Amazon where the figure currently has a placeholder page for.
  23. Hot Toys today released this teaser image for an upcoming 1/6 Book Of Boba Fett Cad Bane. When more details become available we will be sure to let you know.
  24. Big thanks to plaityme we have detailed in-hand images for the new Masters of the Universe Masterverse New Eternia Beast Man figure which he found at his local Target store this weekend. The DPCI# is 087-16-7188. Back in April I speculated this figure might be part of Mattel's 7th wave of Masterverse figures because Mattel had released official images for it but I had not seen any retail listings for it. Wave 7 made the most sense because that wave was only showing 3 figures in it, 2 of which were re-issues from wave 6. The third figure in wave 7 I had seen was the 40th Anniversary He-Man. Most waves have 4 figures in it. On the back of the package for this Beast Man figure we see all the figures from wave 6 listed which includes the Catra, Zodac, He-Man (He-Man And The Masters of the Universe) and Skeletor (He-Man And The Masters of the Universe). That wave has been available for pre-order at places like our sponsor Entertainment Earth for a couple of weeks now but did not list Beast Man as part of that wave. Now Target has Beast Man in stock but none of the other figures. While I can't say for sure at this time, its possible this Beast Man figure is actually being released as a stand-alone exclusive to Target stores here in the US. I will continue to look into this and if anymore details become available I will be sure to update you here. Either way if you want Beast Man now then Target is the place to check.
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