Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Happy #SatTOYday everyone!
How is everyone in these strange and challenging times? Like many I am working from home and have my son with me as his school is now closed. In these uncertain circumstances I want to try and continue our usual service as much as we can. While store reports may cease, I have plenty of reviews lined up. And even with the current lockdown there is still action figures news to report.
Stay safe, follow the guidance and we will get through this together - feel free to visit our facebook page and associated group if you want a bit of company in the coming weeks.
McFarlane Arkham Asylum Batman and Joker
Listings and images have dropped for the McFarlane Arkham Asylum Batman and Joker figures that were unveiled at Toy Fair 2020. The figures are due to release on the 12th of May 2020.
SH Figuarts Batman Tease
And there is more Batman news with this tease from Tamashii Nations about a new SH Figuarts Batman 1989 announcement coming on the 26th March 2020
Mezco One:12 Collective Doctor Zaius
Mezco have released details for their Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius One:12 Collective Action Figure.
Zaius will come with the sacred scrolls, human doll, paper airplane and a miniature lawgiver statue. He also comes with two head options, a number of hand options and his walking cane. As usual the display stand is also included.
Christmas with the Joker from DC Direct
DC Direct have confirmed they will re-release their Animated Series Christmas Themed Joker Action Figure in November 2020, with an updated metallic paint job.
The release features an articulated Joker action figure, complete with Santa Hat. A christmas tree and an alternative hand holding an Elf. The solicitation image this time round does not show any of the alternative hands, nor the candy cane that were included in the previous release.
DC Direct Justice League
DC Direct have confirmed details of their DC Essentials Justice League Action Figure 6 pack, which is scheduled for a November 2020 release.
The set features the core Justice League members of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Aquaman. The figures are in the DC Essentials 1:10 scale which is about 7 inch. They are repainted from previous releases, with each character having a metallic finish.
SH Figuarts Wonder Woman 1984
At the la Mole Comic Con in Mexico City over the weekend, SH Figuarts have a brand new 1984 Wonder Woman action figure on display from her upcoming sequel movie.
The Last Airbender
Diamond Select Toys have shared this new image of their Avatar, The Last Airbender figure of Aang in his Avatar state. The figure is arriving now in the US and is exclusive to Walgreens stores.
This Weeks Action Figure Reviews...
On The Pegs
This weeks #OnThePegs may be the last for a while - at least in physical stores - but checkout what I found at Smyths, Game and Menkind...
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 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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