WonderCon 2013 is in full swing, and Steve and Dave are currently in Anaheim covering all the convention goodness here on Collider for those that are unable to make the trek. Steve walked the floor earlier today and managed to snap images of some of the cool things he spotted, which includes some great looks at the Man of Steel action figures. While we’ve seen images of these figures before, Steve’s photos give us a close-up, detailed look at a number of characters from one of the year’s biggest movies.
Hit the jump to take a look at the DC Collectible action figures for Superman (Henry Cavill), General Zod (Michael Shannon), Jor-El (Russell Crowe), and Faora (Antje Traue). Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Yesterday, we reported that toymaker NECA was planning to release action figures based on Aliens as well as a replica of the gravity gun from Half-Life. Now they have even more good stuff on the ways: Django Unchained dolls! Yes, you can play in your very own Big House with dolls for Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Butch (James Remar), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). While NECA are calling these “action figures”, these toys are dolls. Dolls have cloth clothing. The only thing missing is a pull string that makes the dolls utter racial epithets.
Hit the jump see images of these toys and find out where you can buy them.
A batch of new images of some upcoming action figures for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 have landed online. Though they’re not super clear, these images may hint at what fans can expect from the Shane Black-directed film. In the film’s first trailer, we saw Tony Stark’s Malibu home being destroyed and Iron Man dropping into the water like a ton of bricks. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has made no secret of the fact that they want to get Tony metaphorically “back in the cave” from the first film with this sequel, and armor seen on these action figures seems to suggest that Tony Stark will find himself with limited resources following the aforementioned attack. We also get a look at what could be Tony’s new ride in the form of a toy car.
Hit the jump to take a look at the action figure images. Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3, 2013.
On this fine Comic-Con Eve, images and breakdowns of some action figures from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have landed online. Miniature versions of Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield have been crafted to tie-in to the film, and a limited transparent Bilbo figure will be available only at Comic-Con later this week. Though these lack the detail found in more high-end collectibles, this set of figures from The Hobbit should be suitable for burgenoning Tolkein fans between the ages of 4 and 12.
Hit the jump to check out images of the action figures, along with info. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th, 2012.
With Marvel releasing both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger this summer, you can expect plenty of movie related action figures to hit store shelves. While not all the figures have to do with their movie counterpart, I think they’re still worth checking out.
Even though some of you aren’t on board with the look of Thor, I think everything looks fantastic. Also, hypothetically speaking, if I were to have spoken to a few people that saw a test screening of Thor, they might have told me the film was great. I can’t wait to see it for myself. Hit the jump for the new toys:
As one of the most anticipated films of 2011, the Green Lantern marketing machine is already up and running. Before the movie hits theaters this summer, you can have your very own mini-Hal Jordan, complete with display stand and wearable power ring. The Mattel collectible will be a limited edition run of 2814 numbered pieces (limit 1 per person) and is available exclusively at Toys R Us. You can pre-order it today for $24.99.
Hit the jump for ordering information and to see another member of the Green Lantern corps in action figure form.
While Marvel showcased many action figures from both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger at this year’s Comic-Con, you knew they had to be holding at least a few things back. Now, thanks to the magic of eBay, the first image of a Frost Giant action figure has been released. If you’re not familiar with the universe of Thor, here’s what wikipedia has on them:
These giants, also known as Etins are enormous beings who reside in the other-dimensional realm of Jotunheim, one of the Nine Worlds in Asgardian cosmology. They are the traditional enemies of the gods of Asgard, with whom they have fought with for millennia, trying to bring eternal night to Asgard.
Hit the jump for a few other Thor and Captain America action figure images.
If you’re a fan of Tron, start saving your money. That’s because while most of us thought Disney would offer our first look at all the upcoming Tron: Legacy toys at Comic-Con, the floodgates have opened and you can check out high-resolution images of all the upcoming Tron inspired toys. Also, the line incorporates impulse light projection technology on the action-figures. You’ve really got to see them to believe it. When I was a kid, I was happy if I could bend the action figure in more than a few spots. Kids nowadays are so spoiled….
Included in the line are video game controllers, ballpoint pens(!?!), backpacks, posters, computer peripherals, iPod docks, light cycles, deluxe vehicles, action figures, snow boots, and more. We’ve also got video of all the products and one of the toys even defies gravity! As I said, start saving your money:
Other than all the ones on my desk and the ones filling a Rubbermaid tub in my closet, I don’t have much to do with action figures. But some people do go nuts over them and enjoy keeping them in their packaging, never opened, and completely defeating the purpose of a toy (unless that purpose is showing it to a small child and then making them cry). However, upcoming toys sometimes tie into upcoming movies and that’s the case with figures that debuted at this year’s Toy Fair.
After the jump you can snag a look [via Figures.com] at the plastic forms of Megan Fox and Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex, Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans and Avatar, a very cool glove and very creepy puppet from the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the really crappy-looking figure of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.