NOW PLAYING SERIES 2 IMAGES!
The figures will be available April 2005,
with each one standing
"CHARMED" FIGURES FROM SOTA IN 2005!
The "Charmed" Ones are back and SOTA Toys
Update for 10-7
'Now Playing' variants REVEALED!!!
SOTA Toys is pleased to reveal the variants that will be available from NOWPLAYING Series # 1
These figures will consist of action figures based on
Update for 9-28
Every Schoolboy's Nightmare
Diamond Select releases images of it's upcoming exclusive version of Darla as she appeared in the first episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Here's the description from Diamond:
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles and the sculptors at Gentle Giant Studios offer fans the next release in the hit Angel line of collectibles with this all-new Previews Exclusive action figure. Depicting Darla — the vampire who transformed Angel into a nosferatu – in the naughty school girl outfit she wore in the debut episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this figure…
Although a cool figure, we can't help but hope that Gentle Giant, usually one of the better likeness capturers due to their full body scanning system, polishes up the likeness on the figure a bit before it is released. Look for it in the coming months.
Neca has giant plans for 2005
On their website, NECA reveals plans on just what they have planned for their 18" figure line for the first part of 2005. Here's just a few of the figures fans can expect.
18" Talking Captain Spaulding
(based on his appearance in House of
Update for 9-23
Pirates of the Caribbean Series 1 by NECA
Diamond's PREVIEWS website has posted promotional images from Neca's debut series of POTC figures.
The figures are offered for pre-order in the October issue, so get ready, these bad boys of the high seas are coming soon!
New Nightmare Before Christmas Action Figures by NECA
It's a double dose of NECA as they top themselves after last years re-release of the classic NBC figures by creating all new updated action figures that will do any fan proud.
Series 1 will consist of Jack, Sally, Vampire, and the Mayor. Here's a look at the carded versions of Jack and Sally.
Look for them this October!
Update for 9-15
The X-Files: Mulder and Scully by Sideshow Collectibles
When Sideshow announced their plans to create figures based on The X-Files, fans went insane. Now that the figures are actually out, they will have to be committed because these things are awesome!
Check out our Full Coverage and Review by clicking the pics above.
Update for 9-14
SOTA Toys' has now unleashed "When Puppets Attack!" upon the world!
Update for 9-10
The Crow: Refelections Boxed Set Now in Stores
Another landmark set from NECA is out now and is a must if you are a fan of The Crow. To see more about it, just CLICK HERE.
Update for 9-7
RIDDICK BOXED SET NOW IN STORES!
Riddick is back. and he's brought along a
Update for 8-30
THE GOLDEN SOTA COIN-WIN A GOLDEN SOTA TOY!
Once there was a golden ticket that all
Update for 8-30
Diamond Select 'Spikes' Buffy fans
Diamond securing the figure license for the Buffy the Vampire and Angel series' has been nothing but a gift so far to Buffy fans.
In addition to getting the wheels moving on the line again, they have been pumping out high quality figures that are only getting better and better with each new announcement. Case in point, check out these great new 'Spike' exclusives they have planned!
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) and Action Figure Xpress (AFX) are offering collectors an exclusive action figure based on one of the most popular characters from the hit TV shows Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the Angel: "Just Rewards" Spike Action Figure.
Designed and produced by DST, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios and offered exclusively by AFX (www.shopafx.com), the figure depicts the vampire anti-hero (portrayed by actor James Marsters) as he appeared in the fifth season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Scheduled to be released in late January, "Just Rewards" Spike stands approximately 6" tall and features 16 points of articulation. The figure also comes with a battle axe, a cross with an altar, a stake, a jacket, a bag of blood, and a railroad spike.
Diamond Select Toys continues to churn out the Angel/BTVS goodness- this time with a CineQuest.com exclusive of Spike from the "Angel" episode "Grave".
Designed and produced by DST, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios and offered exclusively by CineQuest, this shirtless version of Spike comes with blanket, a cross with an altar, poetry book, and a stake. Standing approximately 6" tall, this figure - which comes with 16 points of articulation - is targeted for a late January release.
Diamond Select Toys reveals yet another Spike exclusive, this time to be offered by Wizard Entertainment’s ToyFare magazine and based on the BTVS episode "Fool For Love".
Designed and produced by DST, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios and offered exclusively by ToyFare magazine and Wizard Entertainment online (www.wizarduniverse.com) – the figure depicts the vampire anti-hero (portrayed by actor James Marsters) with his punk rock look from the fifth season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Standing approximately 6" tall, this figure – which is scheduled to be released in late January – comes with 11 points of articulation; as well as a metal pipe, a Zippo lighter, a cross with an altar, a round bottle, and a square bottle.
Time and Space Toys (store.yahoo.com/timespacetoys/) Exclusive: “Beneath You” Spike
Comes with blue shirt, a Zippo lighter, a cross with an altar, a rat, a stake, and a shovel.
This is the Standard Edition of Spike that will be available with the other figures in the series at regular Diamond Retailers.
NECA 'Jason' Bust Pics
A few days ago we mentioned all the great NECA stuff making it's way to store shelves, well, we figured we should bring you some pics of some of that goodness so here are a couple of shots of NECA's awesome Jason Voorhees Mini Bust.
We'd like to thank Asylum Inmate cr0w for the pics, and we should be seeing some more of his great work soon!
Update for 8-27
A Triple Threat of Sideshow
We put some of the latest offerings from Sideshow Collectibles under the microscope and tell you how 2 vampire slayers and a psychic fish man stack up. Click the pics above, or the links below to check out our full coverage and reviews of :
Then come by and discuss the figures with us in The Asylum.
NECA raids stores
Now is not a good time to be shopping if you a broke fanboy. If you aren't already, you may be after visiting your latest specialty retailer.
NECA has just released several great new products that are making their way to store shelves. Horror fans can look for the newly released Freddy and Jason Mini Busts and Snow Globes, as well as a 3 pack recreation of the Leatherface, Freddy, and Jason Headknockers shrunk to mini size.
You can find these great Items and more at Suncoast, Media Play, Tower Records, and other specialty and comic shops.
Update for 8-16
Alien vs Predator figures now in stock @ Collectibles Time!
This just in from Collectibles Times! 12" Predator and 12" Alien Figures are now in stock at collectiblestime.com, along with the MLB Cooperstown Collection and the NFL Series 8. Enter MFG in the spicial instructions box and Get 20% Off ALL NBA Sportpicks.
Update for 7-30
New NOW PLAYING Images
SOTA Toys gives us a look at their fully painted prototypes for their upcoming first series of 'Now Playing' figures. Just click on any of the above shots to see them plus other great shots of the figures.
There is also some news brewing about the plans for the 'An American Werewolf in London' as well as Werewolves in general. Here's a quote recently posted in The Asylum.
"we will do the werewolf from American
Werewolf. It wouldn't have been a smart move for us in the first series
because its going to be a box set and the retailers are being cautious
about this series in the beginning and don't want a box set right now.
Sounds like exciting stuff to come from SOTA.
Update for 7-22
SDCC 2004 Coverage
Our running coverage of the events taking place at this year's San Diego Comic Con begins today and you can look forward to comprehensive and detailed looks at all the latest stuff that your favorite Toy Companies have to offer. Rather than boring you with words, we will just update you with the name of the coverage below that you just click on to the pics.
After that, be sure to come by The Asylum and discuss what you've seen with the fans.
Update for 7-16
SOTA "Now Playing" series two announced, plus an announcement for the series' future in 2005, and on top of that... exciting new prototype pic of series one!
Thanks to Action
Figure Times and Randy of ASK RANDY, the word is already out on series
two of SOTA's exciting new line "Now Playing." Series one will
be in stores this November. Series two is still in our future, but if
you want to learn more about it... well, you can read it right here, thanks
to the AFTimes report/interview you can see right
Here is the lineup along with SOTA's official descriptions of each:
- The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers
- Killer Klown (Killer Klowns From
- Imhotep the Mummy (The Mummy
Want more "Now Playing"? Then just click on the picture above to see new painted prototypes of the previously announced series one lineup!
Last Member of Movie Maniacs 7 Revealed
McFarlane has finally released it's pics of Crpl. Hicks from the film Aliens. Hicks was the last remaining member of Movie Maniacs 7 fans were waiting to get a look at. To see the pics and reaction, check out the story on our sister site McFarlaneguide.com by CLICKING HERE.
NECA's "Bride" is back for more Bill
Like NECA's fabulous "Kill Bill" action figure line? Then get a load of this. Right here you can see their upcoming 13-inch statue of "The Bride" from Tarantino's two-volume epic. She comes equipped with a snow base and a sword, and best of all, that weapon of mass destruction of made of real metal! But be forewarned, only 600 pieces are being produced.
Wait and Worry for "Millennium" agent Frank Black... plus a new Bond girl fig, and two pricey/cool busts.
Now here's the way to really appeal to a cult fanbase Sideshow has got a 12-inch figure of "Millennium" lead character Frank Black now available for preorder over here. He's being produced as part of their X-Files line due to his guest appearance on that series. Head over and take a look at the detailed photos of your own personal Lance Henriksen.
Want more Sideshow? How about a 12-inch fig of Wai Lin from James Bond's Tomorrow Never Dies? Or, if you've got a few hundred bucks to toss around, maybe there are some fancier options... like a new quarter-scale Alien Queen bust. Perhaps a fancy quarter-scale statue of the Terminator Endoskeleton would be to your liking? They're all online for preorder at those links. Cheers to gooball for the heads-up.
You opened the box... and found a huge freaking Dr. Channard
The doctor is in the box, and you can see him right here. NECA has got boxed-up pictures of their upcoming Dr. Channard 15-inch set from Hellraiser Series 3. He is large and in charge.
Lara's impressive Bust
From Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life comes this all-new Lara Croft Micro Bust! This 13 cm(approx. 5-inch) tall micro bust features Lara Croft in an action pose with guns drawn and hair flipping - ready for action! Using state-of-the-art laser scanning , this piece captures the most precise details of actress Angelina Jolie. Limited edition of just 750 pieces worldwide!
SHIPS SIX PER CASE. DUE FALL 2004. THIS IS THE LAST SOTA WILL MAKE IN THIS BEST-SELLING STYLE.
Update for 7-13
Sota Unleashes 'When Puppets Attack'!!
SOTA is on a roll lately, and
definitely aiming to make a name for themselves as a major industry
player. First, they began with great licensed figures, and now they
are showing their creative side, with an amazing new take on an old
Personally, I think this is one of those ideas you are amazed no one has come up with before now, and it's without a doubt, and great and creative concept.
Update for 7-8
A MovieManiacs.net EXCLUSIVE: NOW PLAYING by SOTA
Keep watching MovieManiacs.net for more info on Now Playing and other great SOTA toys.
Update for 7-3
McFarlane Toys unveils six out of seven figures from Movie Maniacs 7
The wait is over for tons of Alex Murphy fans around the world. After years of petitions and pleading, McFarlane has finally unveiled the Robocop Movie Maniac figure, and the sculpt on this bad boy looks positively fantastic.
Robocop is the obvious highlight of Movie Maniacs 7, which was unveiled today right HERE. As we've previously reported however, it's fans of the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre who really win out this time. The remaining figures revealed in today's collection of images are all from that film. So be sure to take a look at the all-new images of Leatherface, Erin, Sherrif Hoyt, Old Monty and the 12-inch Leatherface at that link. Unfortunately, the figure of Corporal Hicks from Aliens is not yet ready to be unveiled, but when it is, you can be sure we'll have the news.
Easily the most controversial element of the new lineup is the inclusion of bases that are required in order to make the figures stand up. This design concept is similar to that of the two Matrix toy lines, which had many of the figures standing in "action" poses that required the use of bases to ground them. Good idea or bad idea? We'll let you decide for yourself.
Balrog falls through fire and into Tomart's Action Figure Digest
Check out the August issue of Tomart's Action Figure Digest, and you may find a huge and impressive beast lurking on its cover. NECA's outstanding Epic Scale Balrog is featured with an in-depth look at its creation inside the mag. Go HERE to see the full cover image of this 2005 release.
Two 18-inch Jack Sparrows, no waiting
Now it can be told there will be not one but two 18-inch figures of Captain Jack Sparrow coming our way from NECA. One is smiling and one is "serious," and each will have unique sound clips. You can get detailed specs on the figures, as well as a good look at the smiling version of Captain Jack, on the flyer HERE. Cheers to SlappyMcNasty for the tipoff.
Sideshow lets 12-inch Willow Rosenberg loose for pre-ordering
Witch, computer geek, and disappointing facial sculpt Sideshow's 12-inch Willow figure is all of these things and more. Buffy fans can now get a good look at her and pre-order her HERE. Our cheers go out to MacBeth for the link.
Full scale Predator bust from Sideshow set to hunt you in your own home
Hey, got a little spare change? If you've got $845 to throw around, you could do a lot worse than ordering Sideshow's phenomenal life-size bust of the galaxy's greatest hunter. See more images and order up this bad boy HERE. Kudos to gooball for informing us.
Hellraiser Series 3 blister cards are here
The cenobytes are returning to shelves this summer, and NECA is here to help you get pumped by giving you the first look at the Hellraiser Series 3 blister cards. Go HERE for the fronts of the cards and HERE to see the backs.
Update for 6-30
NECA reveals new Michael Myers/Dr. Loomis HALLOWEEN box set
The long wait is over, and the fans' prayers are answered. Dr. Loomis has a figure, NECA has created a new HALLOWEEN box set, and the end result is amazing. Last week, NECA explored the making of the Loomis figure and some concept drawings for the base before revealing the astonishing set in full a beautiful recreation of the Myers' house front porch, complete with a light-up pumpkin. CLICK HERE to see the final unveiling with even more images.
Jack Sparrow hits the high seas... and your magazine rack
"That's Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please." As if the above news wasn't enough, NECA has also unleashed the first image of their talking 18-inch Captain Jack Sparrow figure. He's featured on the cover of the July issue of Lee's Toy Review and the inside of the mag explores the making of this much-anticipated figure! But if you want to see the full cover image from the magazine, you need only CLICK HERE.
SOTA Toys San Diego Comic-Con exclusives pricing and limit details
Headed to San Diego this summer? Looking to get your hands on that sweet Necromonger warrior from the Riddick series? Or maybe you want that translucent Belthazor from the Charmed line? Then be aware that there are only 1500 Necromongers to be had (limit 3 per person, $15) and only 600 Belthazors (limit 2, $12). For more information and images covering these and other SOTA con exclusives, CLICK HERE. Thanks to Randy of ASK RANDY for the Necrinfo.
Update for 6-14
SOTA Unleashes RIDDICK
Well, the film is out, and so soon will be the figures.
SOTA Toys makes another great effort on a movie line with their 'Chronicles of Riddick' action figures. Check the full line out in all its glory by CLICKING HERE.
Special Offer for MM.net readers
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Update for 6-8
18 inch Crow in Package
Update for 6-6
NECA invades Hell's Architects' office; steal Blueprints for Leviathan
LOTR Deluxe Figure Specs