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There have been some great new products revealed this week from some of the smaller figure companies. Wicked Cool Toys (Jazwares) have their new Halo line, while Super7 are working with Disney on a range of Ultimates from the classic Disney animated movies.
Hasbro were still fairly busy this week with the reveal of a new Marvel Legends X-Men double pack and...
Plenty of time for reviews this week, which is good as August is proving to be a deluge of new figures. Checkout the review section as I look at the rest of the new Doctor Who figures at B&M stores as well as new Star Wars products in the Gaming Greats and 40th Anniversary line.
Halo Spartan Collection from WCT
We got out first look this week at the Wicked Cool Toys 6 inch Halo action figure line, the Spartan Collection. The first three figures were listed by Gamestop in the US for an October 2020 release. Master Chief, Spartan Mark V and the Reach Kat-B320 will all retail in the US at $19.99.
Wicked Cool Toys is a Jazwares company, and this line is therefore hotly anticipated considering what Jazwares have been doing recently with Fortnite, AEW and UFC.
With it being the start of August we had a new Marvel Monday reveal and pre-order for a new X-Men pack of Rogue and Pyro. The set will be released in the Autumn.
There was also a further pre-order that went live the same day for the Ultimate Riders Punisher figure complete with bike. Punisher will be a September 2020 release.
Doctor Who 13th Doctor
When Character Toys unveiled their new 13th Doctor era single figures at the start of the year, a variant of the 13th Doctor was pictured on the cardback in a blue top - but was never released.
This figure has now been listed on Amazon in the US in US specific packaging. It will be released mid-August and can be shipped to UK, but at a total of £29 with delivery and custom charges. While it seems certain this is a US exclusive, it's not been confirmed if that is exclusive to Amazon or if it will go to other retailers
Super7 Disney Ultimates
Super7 has signed a deal to product 7 inch scale action figures from Disney animated movies in their Ultimates line. The first wave will include Pinocchio, King John and Mickey Mouse. Each character will include multiple head and hand options as well as appropriate accessories and accompanying characters like Jiminy Cricket with Pinocchio or Sir Hiss with King John.
Like all Ultimate releases from Super7, the preorder period is open now through to September. They will then put the figures into production based on pre order volumes - and you won't actually have your hands on these until Summer 2021.
Storm Collectibles Tekken 7
Storm unveiled a new 6 inch figure this week of Jin Kazama from Tekken 7. The figure will feature three heads, alternative hands and an impressive special move FX piece. Preorders are now open and Jin will ship in the final quarter of 2020
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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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