This weekend, we’ve been showing you toys from Toy Fair 2013 including action figures for Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and more. It’s all about the merchandising, and if you’re going to get reasonably-priced action figures, you can’t do much better than NECA. The toymaker has released images for some of their big 2013 toys with a look at their figures for The Lone Ranger and Kick-Ass 2. The figures look good, but they also provide our first look at Kick-Ass 2‘s villain, “The Motherfucker” (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), formerly Red Mist. It’s a wild costume, I’m curious to see what it looks like in real life.
Hit the jump to check out the toys. The Lone Ranger opens July 3rd. Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward retired from football after being released from the team for basically being old. While Ward earned the MVP Award for Super Bowl XL, was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has two Super Bowl rings, and a Dancing with the Stars championship, perhaps his greatest achievement will be his tenure for the Gotham Rogues in The Dark Knight Rises, and his ability to outrun Bane’s sinkhole machine. Now fans can remember Ward’s fictional touchdown run by pre-ordering the Hines Ward Gotham Rogues action figure. Designed by McFarlane Toys (who do good work), the toy will be available this October.
Hit the jump to check out the action figure. The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th.
Batman doesn’t get Memorial Day off, and neither do we, so this morning we have a load of The Dark Knight Rises promotional material headed your way. After the jump, you can check out a new TV spot, two banners, images scanned from the latest issue from Empire Magazine, a look at the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive action figure, and some promo posters.
Also, in case you didn’t check them out last night, click on the corresponding links for our visit to the set of the movie, and our interviews with Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and producer Emma Thomas. The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th.