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This week we saw McFarlane confirm four new figures for their Mortal Kombat line arriving in 2021 as well as a final release slot for the Plastic Patroller from Fortnite. Hasbro held their final Marvel Legend Fan Friday of the year, with reveals of a new movie Deadpool, MODOK and the full line up of the House of X wave and the Build-a-Figure.
In reviews I am counting down to Christmas with our Action Figure Advent, with a new review each day. Checkout our first four reviews and stay tuned for a new review daily through to Christmas Eve.
McFarlane Mortal Kombat
McFarlane were on a mission this week revealing some big updates to the Mortal Kombat Roster in 2021. Up first were figures of Shao Kahn and Liu Kang. We knew both figures were incoming, but these reveals were actually variants with Shao Kahn in his Platinum Kahn outfit and Liu Kang in his Fighting Abbot outfit. This likely means that these will be exclusive with the general releases of both characters still to be solicited.
The next reveal was a new figure in the shape of Kabal from Mortal Kombat 11 complete with his twin axe blades. Kabal will be a Summer 2021 release.
And joining Kabal in Summer 2021 is a Mortal Kombat 11 release of Noob Saibot with his curved blade.
We also got a look at a new Fortnite McFarlane figure this week with a new glamour shot of the Plastic Patroller. The figure was originally shown at Toy Fair 2020 in February, and is now confirmed as a Spring 2021 release.
GI Joe Classified
There was some interesting news for the GI Joe Classified 6 inch line this week that came out of the retailers who put Wave 3 up for sale. The wave of Zartan and the Cobra Infantry Trooper will also include repacks of Scarlett and Roadblock (originally seen in Wave 1) and while these figures retain their original numbering, they come with some significant paint app updates.
The Hasbro Marvel Legends team held their final Fan First Livestream of the Year on the 4th of December. The livestream started with a reveal of a single Fox movie Deadpool that will be an Amazon Exclusive. The paintwork is updated to a darker looker, hinting at the X-Force look from the end of Deadpool 2. The item is already up for pre-order at Amazon with a 2021 release.
The Walgreens/EB Games line for 2021 will be themed around Cosmic characters and we can look forward to Fallen Silver Surfer and a new Nova figure to kick this off.
The House of X wave was fully confirmed and the Build-a-Figure revealed as a Tri-Sentinel. The event showed off the alternative heads for Xavier, Omega Sentinel, Wolverine and an alternative head and jacket option for Moira MacTaggert.
MODOK was confirmed, and will be a Deluxe release. He is so big and bulky he is being sold in a closed box rather than a window box / blister. He features two face options.
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