Happy #SatTOYday everyone!
We went from a very quiet week, to quite a bit of action figure news with a lot of new stories dropping on Friday - including the G.I. Joe Destro, new Mandalorian figures from SH Figuarts (we think) and new images of the Gaming Greats Stormtrooper Commander.
The Corvid-19 lockdown continues in the UK and that means no shopping trips recently, and a slowdown of deliveries. I do have a number of figures to photograph and review and I am trying to do one review a day to give you all content to read - this weeks are summarised at the bottom go this week's news.
I am also publishing a semi-regular blog called #GeekIsolation to help my own sanity in writing down my experience as well as sharing some hints and tips that I have found useful or that I think may be of use to others. Check these posts out on my main blog page.
Star Wars, The Mandalorian
A screenshot, shared widely on social media this week, has given us a look at two more SH Figuarts figures from Disney+ show, The Mandalorian. The Beskar Armour Mandalorian will be a tweaked and repainted version of the first Mando figure - while The Child is a new figure. We'd hope the Child may come with his repulsor-cot.
Star Wars Black Series Gaming Greats
We have a couple of new images from the Star Wars Black Series Gaming Greats Stormtrooper Commander, courtesy of a Gamestop US listing
Hasbro reveal G.I. Joe Destro!
The next Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series figure has been revealed as Destro. The Cobra agent comes with two weapons and an opening briefcase containing cash and a computer. He is part of wave 1 along with Duke, Scarlet and Roadblock. There is a 5th wave 1 figure yet to be revealed
NECA Rhino Alien
NECA have revealed the packaging design and layout for their Kenner inspired Rhino Alien.
SH Figuarts 1989 Batman
SH Figuarts have revealed their 1989 Michael Keaton Batman figure, complete with leather look cape, swap out hands, weaponry and a couple of face options for differing expressions. The figure will be a Webstore Exclusive in Japan.
Medicom MAFEX Hush Batman
Medicom have confirmed a variant release of their Hush Batman MAFEX action figure. The new version, arriving in January 2021, will be based on the black and grey Batman colour scheme. Alternative head and hands will be included, as will be a Gotham rooftop inspired display stand
SH Figuarts Toei TV Spider-Man
In a surprise move, SH Figuarts have revealed their next 1/12 scale Spider-Man action figure will be based on the 1978 Toei TV Japanese TV series. The figure will feature two head options, swap out hands, web effects and an opening Spider Bracelet. The figure is due for an August 2020 release.
This Weeks Action Figure Reviews...
About Me : As a child of the 70's and 80's I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force) and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licences - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...
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