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The week after SDCC is normally quiet for toy news, but 2020 has been anything but normal and the figure news continued into this week with some more NECA packaging reveals and gallery for their new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures.
Also with TMNT, Playmates announced a new collectors line called Ninja Elite this week. While SH Figuarts and Square Enix unveiled new Marvel figures.
To balance out what I had expected to be a week devoid of news I had loads of reviews lined up this week. Checkout the three new Star Wars Black Series Carbonized figures, Gozer from Ghostbusters, Giant Man from Marvel Legends and the History of the Daleks pack from The Dalek Invasion of Earth from Character
While the new Gremlins 2 The New Batch figures were not shown during SDCC week, NECA popped up with an image this week with the packaging design for their Ultimate greta.
We also got site of another Gremlin incoming in Autumn 2020, the Christmas Gremlin is another release based on the 1984 advertising media and features a Gremlin in a Santa Suit, complete with mini Gizmo figurine and Santa's sack to carry him in.
More packaging art was revealed for the new Ultimate Predator line from Predator 2, with this artwork unveiled for the Lost Tribe Scout Predator
NECA Tokka and Rahzar
NECA have faced a number of issues recently with availability of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Product at Walmart in the US. To help alleviate this, they are handling the new 2-pack of Tokka and Rahzar themselves through the NECA Store. Orders are being taken between 31st of July and 7th of August for the set for both US and International customers. NECA will then ensure that volume of stock is produced and shipped in November 2020 so no-one misses out.
SH Figuarts "Final Battle" Avengers Endgame
We got the official images this week for two of the Avengers Endgame Final Battle figues from SH Figuarts. Final Battle Thanos will feature battle damage armour and various options for his right hand and the Nano Gauntlet. He also comes with a seat and a stand for his weapon as he sits and waits for battle
Endgame Final Battle Thor is the fully armored Thor, complete with Mjolnir and Stormbreaker and a number of lightning effect pieces. Both figures are Tamashii Webstore Exclusives and have a December 2020 release date.
Icon Heroes Karate Kid
We got a new image of the Icon Heroes 6 inch scale Karate Kid figures this week, as well as some snippets about the line which they are hoping to extend to include other characters as well as developing a larger 12 inch scale
Playmates Ninja Elite Turtles
Playmates are moving back into some collectors figures for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a new 6 inch line called Ninja Elite. These figures will be 6 inch scale and packaged in a collector friendly window box. They will be sold exclusively through Previews to comic book stores and specialists, and take the Turtles back to the original Eastman and Laird Mirage Comic Artwork. Expect to see these in December 2020
Hasbro Power Rangers
There is a new Dino Charge Power Ranger joining the Hasbro Lighting Collection. The Black Ranger will be a Target Exclusive in the US and is starting to show up in stores now. For UK collectors, he will be heading to Smyths stores in early August.
We had sight of three new Fortnite Legendary 6 inch figures this week from Jazwares. We got a look at the previously confirmed Fishstick for the first time, as well as new figures of Doggo and P-1000. All three should start showing up in August.
Square Enix Bring Arts Thor
The fourth figure in Square Enix new Brings Arts line of stylised Marvel figures will be Thor. Thor will come with both Mjolnir and Stormbreaker - which can also be combined into a larger weapon. The set also includes alternative hands and displayatands. It will be a January 2021 release.
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