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  1. NECA has released new images for their upcoming Target exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Traag and Granitor 2-Pack which will be the first 2-pack released for wave 4 in October. Looks like NECA will be doing the staggered releases for the wave like they did with previous one. No word yet on the specific release date yet. The other 2-packs slated for wave 4 include Splinter & Baxter Stockman and Roadkill Rodney & Triceraton-Soldier .
  2. NECA posted on their social media some in-hand images for their upcoming Back To The Future II Marty and Back To The Future Biff Ultimate 7" figures which have already started seeing release in Asia. They say the first wave will be hitting shelves here in the US any day now. All these figures are available for pre-order at our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. Also here is a video from Toy Mind showing an even better look at the Back To The Future II Marty. We've included some screencaps below as well.
  3. If you did like the color of the first Kenner based Rhino Alien figure NECA did, they are giving you another chance at the figure with a different paint scheme. Look for it to be released later this year.
  4. There is no denying that the hobby of action figure collecting is facing a bit of a crisis with scalping these days. More and more, collectors find it difficult to get their hands on the products toy manufacturers are producing at reasonable prices. First, let’s clearly define what a scalper is in the context of this problem. A scalper is someone (or someones) who buy all or most the product they can find at regular retail with the intent of reselling it at a marked up price for profit. The mark up is generally double the original price, although items perceived as high demand sometimes can be marked up even more. eBay is the most common place the scalpers go to resell their stuff. Scalpers have always been around and frankly always will be around as long as perceived demand for an item exceeds supply. However, as toy manufacturers turn more and more to store exclusives and technologies like online bots that allow scalpers to clean out website stock in seconds improve, the scalper problem is only getting worse. So what can be done about it? Seeing toy manufacturers quit giving stores so many exclusives would be nice, but such an expectation in today’s limited retail landscape is seemingly neither practical or realistic. Toy Manufacturers increasingly are beholden to their largest customers, which are the Target’s and Walmart’s of the world, especially when talking about the larger companies like Hasbro. Expecting them to turn their backs on the big box retailers is like expecting someone who has been wandering the desert for days to turn away a canteen filled with water. It would be suicide for them to do it. Seeing the big box retailers implement counter-technology on their websites to prevent the scalper bots from cleaning out inventory or putting in place policies that limit purchase quantities to one or two would be cool, but also is unlikely. First, implementing new website countermeasures means the retailer has to spend money to update the websites. Second, it’s really not in their best interest if something like an exclusive is easy to find. To understand why I say that, you first have to really understand why these stores want the exclusives in the first place. The primary reason for making highly sought items an exclusive is to pull you through their doors. They really don’t care if you find said exclusive. In fact, it’s counter-productive if you find the exclusive on your first trip. If you have to keep coming back to the store multiple times, so much the better. The idea is browsing - once you are in the store, you will buy something. Also, a sale is a sale, whether the buyer is a scalper or a collector. The whole psychological impact of the perception that something is rare and valuable is another bonus for them. In my view, collecting (really anything) taps into the addictive impulses of wanting something others don’t have. The harder-to-get something is perceived the more people want it, hence the increased demand for an item that might not otherwise be there. It’s not really logical, but it is human nature. Now I can’t sit here and tell you retailers are deliberately keeping inventory low on these exclusives so you can’t find them, but you certainly can see the benefit to them if something is harder to find, causing you time and again to come to them for what you seek. So if we can’t really count on the toy manufacturers or the big box retailers to fix the problem, where do we collectors go from here? Well, the answer is simple and difficult all at the same time. As I mentioned before, perceived demand of limited supply will always create profiteers. So the goal is simple. Don’t let them profit. If collectors quit buying toys from scalpers, the scalper will be left with unsold inventory. Like with any retail business, if your inventory doesn’t move then you go out of business. A scalper is only going to scalp something if they think they have a fair chance of reselling that item at a marked up price. If they are not able to sell an item for more than what they paid, they will move on. In fact, if they have to sit on lots of unsold inventory for any significant period of time, eventually they will be forced to discount the stuff just to clear it out. Now the tricky part is getting people to quit buying from scalpers. It sound easy, but it’s not really. No matter how many times you hear people say “don’t feed the scalpers”, there are always those who seem to do just that. Of course, there is no way to force people not to buy from scalpers. So once again, how do we go about fixing the problem? Honestly, I don’t think a silver bullet solution exists, and we will likely never completely fix the problem. But here are a few easy recommendations that may help reduce the problem. 1. First and foremost, remember these are just action figures. If you don’t get it, the world isn’t going to end. Yes, collecting can be an addiction, but don’t let it rule your life. Be willing to walk away if you need to. 2. Remember, you really do have the ultimate power with your wallet. You can’t stop a determined scalper from buying stuff, but if they can’t sell it at a profit they will have no choice but to stop buying it. It’s all about supply and demand, and while we have little control over the supply side of the equation, we do have significant control on the demand side. 3. As collectors we all are in this together - and as with anything, the more united we are, the stronger we are. Don’t let your frustration turn to anger. Look to each other for help in finding stuff. Create networks where you can share information like area reports or even obtain toys for one another at cost. If we make the hobby less about the physical items themselves and more about the relationships and friendships that can be built while collecting these things, it will bring the fun back even if you end up missing out on a figure here or there.
  5. A number of folks have written in about finding at Target stores what seems to be a most unannounced 8" Cloth Retro Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure Ted "Theodore" Logan figure from NECA. The figure itself appears to be a re-release of the figure that came in the previously released Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Two-Pack. The weird things for this set however is the price Target stores have been reportedly charging for the figure which is $60. That's as much as the original 2-pack cost that had both Bill and Ted. Well indications are that Target has made an error in their price and that is should only cost around $30. Now if you happen to come across the figure in the wild and its still showing a $60 price tag, good luck on convincing someone to change the price for you, but I would recommend you hold off on buying it until they do. If for some reason you already bought one for $60, then I'd probably go back to the store and ask for a refund of the difference in price. Thanks to folks who sent in word on this one.
  6. Being offered exclusively through Shout Factory is a new NECA 8" cloth retro figure based on the character Frank Armit who was played by Keith David in the John Carpenter They Live movie. The figure will come with two weapon accessories. You can buy the figure through a couple different bundle options with the movie or just the figure itself for $39.99.
  7. NECA today announce a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Movie) 7" Scale Accessory Set which will go up for pre-order this Friday (9/4) on thenecastore.com. This will be one of two TMNT items going up for pre-order on Friday, with the second item set to be revealed tomorrow. This is the largest accessory pack NECA has ever released, filled to the shells with new items that encompass the entirety of the classic 1990 film. Finally, you can give your turtles new expressions with 4 unique head sculpts for Mikey, Donnie, Leo, and Raph with all new straight headband ties. Also included in this massive set is a television with everyone's favorite reporter on screen, an officially licensed bottle of turtle wax, Shredder's damaged helmet, a skateboard, Donnie's straw hat, a street sign, manhole cover, stuffed panda, and newspaper. Some familiar accessories from the 1/4 line will also be making return in 7" scale, including Mikey's spinning nunchuck accessory, bags of corn chips and pork rinds, and the baby turtles! The set is said to cost around $50.
  8. Based on a new overseas pre-order listing it looks like NECA will be re-releasing their Terminator 2 Ultimate Sarah Connor figure that was originally released back in 2016 along with their Ultimate John Connor figure that was originally released as a 2019 San Diego Comic Con exclusive. Sarah will include the same stuff as the previous release including three interchangeable heads, shotgun, pistol, rifle,knife and removable vest. John looses the second headsculpt and dirt bike that were included with the SDCC release but you still get the T-800 arm, hacking device and backpack. In Europe it looks like the set will be released in October. Still know word from NECA on when or how the set will be released here in the US. Once NECA announces more details we will be sure to update this story.
  9. NECA today rounding out their Comic-Con At Home coverage released a few teaser images for upcoming products so that we might guess what they are. The first tease they posted were some images of weapons. This one seems fairly obvious. Our best guess would be that these weapons are for more 8" Retro figures based on the movie "They Live". The Shotgun looks very much like the one coming with the 8" Cloth Retro Nada figure they have coming out very soon. We are thinking maybe a new 2-pack with a second version of Nada and Frank Armitage. Of course we would love to see NECA do 7" Ultimate figures based on They Live, but the 8" Cloth Retro figures seem more likely. The second tease is obviously some kind of heat vision effect piece. Since NECA has previously done DC Comic based figures, you might think this was a tease for some kind of new Superman figure. Based on conversations I've had with NECA, I don't think any more DC Comic based figures are in the cards for them anytime soon, but there is another super being who is well know for using heat vision. Meet Homelander from the hit Amazon series titled "The Boys". The Boys which basically tells a story about superheroes going rogue will soon see the release of a second on the Amazon streaming service, and has already been renewed for a third season. If you haven't seen season 1, we highly recommend you check it out. So our best guess is that NECA is teasing that they have obtained the license to do figures based on this series and if so, we hope they go the 7" Ultimate route as opposed to the 8" Retro Cloth one.
  10. NECA has put up for pre-order on their NECA STORE website two of the Target store exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animates Series 2-packs. For those who have yet to find these at Target stores, you now have between now and next Friday(9/04) at 11AM EST to pre-order the Rocksteady And Bebop set and/or the Slash And Leatherhead set. Each set will cost $51.99 each plus shipping and handling. These are being done as made-to-order products so you won't have to worry about them selling out. You do have to pay upfront and are limiting these at two per person. They have not yet said when these pre-orders will start shipping out to folks.
  11. Granted this one is a little bit out of our normal wheelhouse, but it recently came to my attention that something troublesome might possibly be afoot in the world of comic books, and yes there is a action figure connection here, so bear with me. Artist Tristan Jones has recently made a claim on social media stating that artist Greg Land has traced his work for the cover of the upcoming ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 soon to be released by Marvel Comics. If you hadn't heard, Marvel is taking over from Dark Horse Comics the publishing of Alien and Predator comic books, likely due to Disney's recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox who holds the rights to those properties. This upcoming Omnibus is one of the first Alien offerings being put out by Marvel. For those not familiar, Jones worked on the original 2016 Dark Horse Comic limited-series called Aliens: Defiance as well as doing the packaging art for the NECA action figure based on that same series, hence the action figure connection to this story. Jones states that Land traced his work for the cover of the upcoming Marvel publication and provided visual proof in his accusation. If you do a quick google search on artist Greg Land, it doesn't take you long to see this isn't the first time someone has made an accusation of this type against him. I don't personally follow the inner-workings of the comic book industry enough to know how common a problem this type of thing is, or even if tracing with modifications like the claim states is legally considered plagiarism. I would think it would be, but seeing this isn't the first time Land has been accused of this, and he seems to continue to be employed by a company like Marvel, not to mention Jones is seemingly going to social media instead of seeking out a lawyer, I just don't know. Legal or not it definitely doesn't seem like a very cool thing to do.
  12. For what I believe is NECA's final reveal of the day, they released this teaser images for what appears to be a figure set based on the Spinter's origin story in the 90's TMNT movie. The figures are of Splinters master Hamato Yoshi, Oroku Saki (Shredder before he was Shredder) and a rat in a cage named Spliter before he was transformed. You can see a clip from the movie with the scene here: This will likely be a Walmart exclusive but no other details are available at this time.
  13. NECA has released images for an upcoming Target exclusive Gremlins Back To School figure which they say will be out in August/Setpember time frame. He is dressed for the new school year and comes with some books, baseball and glove, lunchbox with Gizmo on it and a bus stop sign.
  14. NECA back in February during Toy Fair announced they would be releasing new 7" Ultimate figures based on the Back To The Future movie franchise. During that event they showed a Marty McFly figure. Today NECA has announced a few additional figures and products for the line. Back to the Future Ultimate 7 Marty McFly Sporting his signature vest and denim jacket, Marty is ready to meet Doc Brown at the Twin Pines Mall parking lot with camcorder, backpack, and skateboard in hand. Marty also comes with an alternate sunglasses head and a guitar, primed to blow out the giant speaker in Doc’s lab from the movie’s opening scene. Window box packaging. Release August 2020. Back to the Future Ultimate 7 Biff Tannen Dressed in his Enchanment Under the Sea Dance outfit, Ultimate Biff features the licensed likeness of Tom Wilson and comes with interchangeable heads, hands, the Gray’s Sports Almanac and Case from Part 2! Window box packaging. Release September 2020. Back to the Future Part II Ultimate 7 Marty McFly Standing approximately 7″ tall, the Ultimate Marty McFly is wearing the auto-adjusting jacket and self-lacing sneakers, and includes multiple heads and hands, with future soda and hoverboard accessories! Window box packaging. Release September 2020. Back to the Future 6" Diecast Time Machine Crafted from diecast metal and plastic, each piece is exceptionally detailed and carefully hand painted. The Time Machine measure over 6″ long and features rolling wheels. Release September 2020. Back to the Future Animated Series Toony Toon Wave 1 Based on their appearances in Back to the Future: The Animated Series, Marty, Doc, and Biff are making their way to the Toony Classics line, a fun take on beloved characters from film and television! Each standing approximately 6″ tall, Marty includes a hoverboard and guitar with strap, Doc comes with goggles, a remote control and Einstein, and Biff with an alternate head! Figures come in blister card packaging. Release August 2020.
  15. NECA announced today that they are looking to offer some of their 90's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie 2-packs on their own NECA store website for both US and International customers this Thursday (7/16). Previously they had said these would only be available at physical Walmart stores. Also the first TMNT wave 3 Animated 2-pack to be released at Target stores will be the one with the Casey Jones & Foot Soldier figures. The official release date for both online and physical stores is this Friday (7/17), but we are seeing reports of folks already starting to find them in stores. The release dates for the other 2-packs in wave 3 are 8/6 and 8/20. We don't yet know which set will be released on which date. Here is the place holder link for the Casey and Foot Soldier set: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 7" Scale Action Figure - Cartoon Series 3 Casey Jones & Foot Soldier. The deluxe animated series Metalhead figure is also slated to hit shelves and online this Friday at Target. We do not have a placeholder link for that one to share at this time.
  16. NECA has released new images for their upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Of The Ooze Deluxe Super Shredder figure as well as online purchase details. In the US the figure is being released as a Walmart exclusive, however for online purchases you will be able to buy it through the NECA Store website. Starting on August 10th at 1pm EST, a limited quantity of this figure will be made available to the US and International customers in 20+ countries. All orders will be limited to 1 per person. While the exact quantities of this figure being released have not been made public, NECA insists that the quantities have been significantly increased from previous TMNT Movie offerings from Walmart. The figure will also be sold in physical Walmart stores around the same time, though we don't yet have an exact date for when they might start showing up there. Walmart# 579002900, SKU# 269034699, UPC# 634482541289. The figure at Walmart should cost $30, however it is unknown if the price through the NECA store will be the same or if it will be raised some. With some of NECA's other recent Walmart offerings, we've seen the online price be a bit higher than the in-store one. In other related NECA TMNT news, NECA has recently indicated on their social media that if all goes well, folks will have an opportunity to pre-order the Target Exclusive TMNT Animated Series Deluxe Metalhead figure when it gets restocked soon. While this doesn't seemingly appear to be something completely set in stone yet, it does appear NECA is continuing to at least try and make some of this stuff easier to get. It's unknown at this time if NECA plans to take these pre-order on their own website or if this will be offered through the Target website. Hopefully it will be something offered through NECA's website as its a little more prepared against Scalper Bots than Target's own website is. As more details on this become available, we will be sure to pass them on to you.
  17. The King of Rock and Roll has arrived! NECA is proud to announce that Elvis Presley, the best-selling solo musician of all time, will be joining their line of 7" scale action figures! The NECA studio artists have recreated Elvis's live in concert appearance from the Spring of 1972 in painstaking detail. Wearing a white jumpsuit decorated with various sequins and jewelry, he is sculpted to precision in the iconic cape spread pose! Look for it to be released in December 2020.
  18. Some images have shown up on Distrito Max giving us a look at what appears to be two new variant Godzilla figures coming from NECA. Shown is a variant of the Godzilla Figure from Godzilla vs Biollante (1989) which is being called Biollante Bile Covered Godzilla and the other is a variant of the Godzilla Figure from Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S figure which is being called Kiryu’s Blast Attack Godzilla. Look for more details to be released on these soon.
  19. For the 6th release from NECA's collaboration with renowned movie director Guillermo Del Toro comes The Old Faun! From the dark fantasy film, Pan's Labyrinth, the Faun comes with a new head sculpt and paint deco to portray his aged appearance in the film. Standing over 9 inches tall, the Faun is super poseable and comes with detailed satchels and a bone flute. Deluxe window boxed packaging with brand new artwork. You can pre-order this figure from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
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