Happy #SatTOYday everyone!
And as we head towards Christmas the news is starting to slow down a little, and thankfully the reveals now are pretty much all for Spring 2021 onwards giving our wallets a little time to recover... if that is a thing?
Hasbro started the week with Mando Mondays and three new Black Series reveals, and ended with a GI Joe Fan First Friday. Diamond unveiled a new Marvel Select figure, and NECA had a handful of packaging reveals for their Toony lines among others.
In reviews this week I unpacked the Deadpool 2 Domino from Marvel Legends, and the Star Wars Black Series figures of Empire Darth Vader and the recent Exclusive Armorer from the Mandalorian.
Mando Mondays : Star Wars Black Series
This week's Mando Monday reveals were all about the Star Wars Black Series and confirmation of three new figures from The Mandalorian who will all join Wave 3 of the Galaxy Collection. Moff Gideon, Greef Karga and Kuill will be packed in the same wave as the preivously announced Dark Side Rey from The Rise of Skywalker. The wave is down for a very late December 2020 arrival, potentially pushing into January 2021.
GI Joe Classified
Hasbro ended the week with a GI Joe Fan Friday event, and unveiled two new figures in the GI Joe Classified series. Lady Jane and Flint will be released in 2021 and will feature removable head gear and character appropriate accessories - including a neat backpack for Jane and a tactical shotgun for Flint.
Marvel Select Titanium Man
The next Diamond Select 7 inch scale Marvel Select release has been unveiled this week, via Shartimus Prime, to be none other than Iron-Man badguy Titantium Man. He will be a May 2021 release and will feature alternative head and hands. This is a bigger than usual figure, standing at 9.5 inches tall as per his stature in the comics.
Mezco One:12 Collective
This week saw the next DC figure from the Mezco One:12 Collective go up for pre-order. Doctor Fate will feature light up options and a number of FX parts for display. He will also feature the usual swap out head & hands options and a display base. Look out for Dr Fate between March 2021 and May 2021
NECA Toony Terrors & Toony Classics
NECA had some packaging reveals this week for the 4th Series of their Toony Terror line featuring Beetlejuice, Regan from The Exorcist, Victor Crowley from Hatchet and Sam from Trick R Treat. The figures will be out in late November 2020.
Also revealed was the box for the 2-pack of the Toony Classics Bill & Ted figures. These guys are down for a December 2020 release.
NECA, They Live
NECA also revealed the pacakign for their 8 inch scale John Nada figure this week from iconic movie, They Live. John Nada features two head sculpts, handgun and shotgun accessory. He will be in stores before the end of the year.
MAFEX The Boys
Medicom posted the following iage this week, teasing the arrival of Amazon's The Boys in the 6 inch MAFEX line. The image appears to show Homelander as the first figure. We await more news.
Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat
Storm Collectibles unveiled their next Mortal Kombat figure this week, unmasked Sub Zero. The figure was announced in the Summer, but is now up for pre-order with a release date in Q1 2021. The figure features an array of graphic FX piece including a breakable ice clone, blood pool and body part pieces.
McFarlane Warhammer 40k
A number of European retailers opened pre-orders this week for the next three Warhammer 40k figures from McFarlane - the Blood Angels Hellblaster and the Artists Proof Hellblaster and Sister of Battle. With the preorder listings came a new set of images showing off the new figures. The figures are all due in Spring 2021.
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...
action figure, action figures, news, roundup, catch up, articles, stories, blog, reviews, hasbro, star wars, the mandalorian, gi joe, classified, black series, mezco, mafex, medicom, the boys, DC, doctor fate, mcfarlane, warhammer 40k, neca, toony terrors, toony classics, storm collectibles, mortal kombat