At last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel announced that it would be making a special line of Barbie figures featuring characters from the upcoming Batman v Superman film. And since the movie’s premiere is just over a month away, the Batman version has just appeared on Amazon.
No longer content to merely make the most uncannily realistic 12-inch action figures on the planet, Hong Kong-based toymaker Hot Toys has announced they’ll be turning their talents to a new scale of figure: life-sized.
There was bound to be new figures enroute with X-Files briefly returning to TV in January. But it’s hard to get excited about Diamond Select Toys’ Mulder and Scully figures which bear only a passing resemblance to the characters we’re so happy to have back.
As one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, there is no shortage of Chewbacca figures to be found. But Chewbacca figures that include his luxurious coat of Wookiee fur? Thinkway Toys might be the first with its 17-inch tall Chewie figure that’s also completely animated.
Break out your Kermit flail gifs, everyone, because we’re not only getting Muppet action figures—they look pretty damn fabulous, too.
They fought for freedom wherever there was trouble—and by god, there were a lot of them. Over 150 soldiers, from common infantry to terrifying cyborgs, made up the GI Joe: A Real American Hero team in the ‘80s (and early ‘90s), and we’ve ranked every. Single. One.
The Toy and Action Figure Museum of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma is looking for a new Executive Director. Start working on your resume for what looks like the best job ever.
All those muscles meant he could defend Eternia, but put a pencil in He-Man’s hand and sit him down in front of the SATs and suddenly he’s not so heroic. And is that who you really want your kids idolizing?
Hasbro has made hundreds of Marvel action figures over the years, but when you’re dealing with a comic universe of thousands, there are plenty of deserving heroes and villains who can slip through the cracks. Here are a dozen and a half Marvel characters—some obscure, some overdue, and some shockingly excluded—who…
Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again next month, when new toys for The Force Awakens come out. But not every Star Wars toy planned has actually been released! Here are nine that never saw the light of day.
Update: Guys, I got this totally wrong. Not about the figure being giant and awesome, but it was made by Comicave, not Hot Toys, and it is totally not for sale at this point. My apologies to Comicave for misattributing this stunning achievement (I still think black magic was somehow involved).
Well, almost here. Hasbro has announced that there will be a new animated Transformers cartoon, finally geared towards an “older” audience. It’s titled Combiner Wars, based on the recent toyline and comics, and will debut later this year on Machinima.
This weekend, toy collectors will swarm to the Convention Center in San Diego, in search of rare and limited edition toys. Because we all know toys are a fantastic investment! Right? Not always. Here are 15 toys and action figures that have gotten more and more worthless.
Having been labeled as male both online and on their packaging, the Jurassic World dinosaur figures have been correctly relabeled as girls (at least online). Hasbro says the gender swap was “an oversight” and not an egregious, deliberate change, which may or may not be true.
The omnipresent practice of denying girls action figures has somehow hit a new low. Remember how in the Jurassic World movie, most of the dinosaurs—especially Chris Pratt’s Raptor squad—were constantly referred to as girls? Well, as Jurassic World action figures, they’ve all been genderswapped into boys.
When we ranked the original Masters of the Universe figures, you knew the Princess of Power figures were also coming, right? Sure, She-Ra’s toyline wasn’t quite as epic as her brother He-Man’s, but it was still awesome. It’s just that some figures were more awesome than others.
The most powerful man in the universe was also part of the greatest toyline in the universe. MotU’s giant, wildly varied assortment of heroes and villains set it apart from its ‘80s counterparts — admittedly, some more so than others. So here are all 60 original action figures, scientifically ranked by awesomeness.
You can't buy a Captain America action figure without his patriotic shield. Most Batman toys come with batarangs or at least some alternate bat-branded weaponry. So why is it nearly impossible to find a Wonder Woman action figure that comes with her iconic golden Lasso of Truth?