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This week's issue is small, but perfectly formed. The action figure news has been very slow this week - particularly with everything else going on globally. We have two new Black Series Gaming Greats figures, a couple of new NECA updates and some good news for UK collectors with new stock incoming into Smyths, and new deals for Fortnite at Bargainmax
Star Wars Black Series Gaming Greats
The fledgling Gaming Greats sub-line of the Star Wars Black Series is getting two further figures come Summer 2020 with two new Stormtroopers from the classic Force Unleashed video game.
The Stormtrooper Commander and Shadow Stormtrooper both use the existing Trooper mould and come with the same weapons. The figures are recoloured to match their game counterparts, with particular work down with the Shadow Trooper and partially translucent parts.
ETA is still in flux, with some sites quoting May for both while others state the COmmander arrives May with the Shadow Trooper to follow in the Summer?
NECA Lootcrate Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
NECA and Lootcrate are teaming up to bring collectors three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lootcrates. Each crate comes with an exclusive 7 inch NECA figure, starting with a new Shredder from the original Mirage comics. The other figures are TBC, but if you subscribe to all three boxes there is a bonus 4th figure of Bebop in a Bunny Suit
NECA Packaging Reveal, Halloween III
The packaging has been unveiled for the NECA Halloween III Season of the Witch three pack of Trick or Treaters.
Marvel Legends Returning to Smyths Toys UK
It seems Marvel Legends will be back at Smyths with some of the new Gamerverse wave now listed on the Smyths website for an April 2020 release.
Discount online toy retailer Bargainmax has listed a lot of McFarlane Fortnite figures and vehicles on its site with some great savings on older releases (paid link)
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