Have You Seen The New NECA Toys from Comic Con 2018?

We love NECA Toys, they have super quality products at a great price range. We collect them ourselves, with a huge range of NECA Alien and Predator action figures taking up shelf space at home.

NECA made some great announcements at San Diego Comic Con recently and we thought we would take a look at a few of these super cool products being released late this year and early 2019.

Ultimate Gremlin 7" Scale Action Figures
Ultimate Gremlin 7″ Scale Action Figures

Any fans of the Gremlins movies knows the rules: keep them out of sunlight, don’t get them wet, and never feed them after midnight. Break them and your fuzzy, friendly little Mogwai will turn into a scaly, savage Gremlin, like these awesome deluxe 7″ scale Ultimate Gremlin figures (stand approximately 6″ tall).

Deluxe Crash Bandicoot with Jet Pack Action Figure
Deluxe Crash Bandicoot with Jet Pack Action Figure

On the left is NECA’s next release in the eagerly anticipated line of Crash Bandicoot action figures is a deluxe Crash with jet pack! The figure stands 5.5 inches tall and has a head sculpt unique to this release. On the right is the new Team Fortress Red Series action figures from one of the best-selling and most successful games in the Valve library comes the long-awaited Team Fortress 2 Series 4 RED action figures!

The Karate Kid 8" NECA Action Figures
The Karate Kid 8″ NECA Action Figures

From The Karate Kid, the iconic 80s film that sent a generation of kids rushing to enroll in karate classes!

This Set of 8″ clothed Karate Kid action figures includes the following 3 figures:

1x Daniel action figure.

1x Mr. Miyagi action figure.

1x Johnny in his skeleton costume action figure.

Ultimate Kratos & Atreus 2-Pack God of War
Ultimate Kratos & Atreus 2-Pack God of War

This Ultimate 7″ scale God of War action figure 2-pack includes Kratos and his son Atreus.

Kratos features a new aggressive head sculpt, new Mimir head on right hip, new gauntlets, new hands, new collapsed shield, new blades, and new fire and frost effects for weapons and hands, as well as 36 points of articulation.

The all-new Atreus has over 25 points of articulation and comes with bow and arrows.

Packaged in a display-friendly deluxe window box with opening flap.

Let’s Take A Look And See What Mezco Toyz Had On Display At SDCC 2018

Mezco are awesome, although not one of the huge giants of the toy world (yet) they understand the market and produce some very good quality collectible figures at a mid tier price range. Lets take a look and see what they had on display at San Diego Comic Con 2018…..

YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! MDS Stylized Pennywise (2017) on display at #SDCC!
YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! MDS Stylized Pennywise
One:12 Jim Gordon and Bat Signal
One:12 Jim Gordon and Bat Signal
One:12 Collective Ghost Rider
One:12 Collective Ghost Rider
One:12 Collective Daredevil from the Netflix Series
One:12 Collective Daredevil from the Netflix Series
One:12 Hulk from Thor Ragnarok on display
One:12 Hulk from Thor Ragnarok on display
One:12 Collective Hela from Thor Ragnarok on display
One:12 Collective Hela from Thor Ragnarok on display
One:12 Collective Blade on display
One:12 Collective Blade on display

 

San Diego Comic Con 2018 – It’s Like Xmas For Geeks

SDCC is kicking off this weekend, and I love it. So many new announcements and cool stuff on show.

I have started by taking a look at McFarlane prototypes and action figures from the show floor.

Here are some cool items that caught my eye:

Destiny Action Figures and Role Play

Check out that awesome life size Destiny Sentinel Shield Prop Replica. Looks way better in real life than the product images.
Also you can see bottom left the Destiny 2 Video Game Action Figures, including Cayde-6.

Destiny Sentinel Shield Prop Replica
Destiny Sentinel Shield Prop Replica

The Sentinel Shield measures 24″ in diameter. Incredible detail sculpted from in-game assets of the Titan’s Sentinel Shieldpower up from Destiny 2. Perfect item for roleplay, cosplay or display.

Shaxx ahaaaa the savoir of our universe 😉

Another McFarlane Destiny 2 Deluxe Figure. Seems mighty popular, we have the 10 Inch Lord Shaxx Action Figure up for pre-order. Spectacular likeness of fan favorite Lord Shaxx modeled from in-game 3D models. Featured in iconic pose with hyper-realistic Vanguard paint decoration. Includes detailed hand cannon weapon.

Destiny 2 Lord Shaxx Action Figure
Destiny 2 Lord Shaxx Action Figure

Wow and they have on show the Walking Dead Negan Resin Statue that is out in the UK end of this year. It looks really good, some great detail here. 12.25 inches tall, 12.5 inches in depth Extreme amounts of detail action-packed into one commemorative resin. Limited Edition, hand painted cold-cast resin statue.

Walking Dead Negan Resin Statue
Walking Dead Negan Resin Statue
Walking Dead Negan Resin Statue
Walking Dead Negan Resin Statue

 

Only 1,000 total statues produced and features Magnetic Assembly and a Rotating Base.

Ohhh told you some good stuff, I’m loving these stranger things action figures too.

IT Action Figure Ultimate Pennywise the Clown

From the acclaimed 2017 horror film IT, drawn from the pages of Stephen King’s original novel, NECA presents the definitive version of Pennywise in action figure form!

Based on Bill Skarsgard’s portrayal of the nightmare-inducing clown, this 7″ scale figure has been painstakingly detailed to be as accurate to Pennywise’s ornate costume as possible.

To recreate the most terrifying scenes from the movie, the fully articulated figure features three interchangeable heads, interchangeable hands, red balloon and paper boat.

Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

Let There Be Light!

Scared of the dark?

Not to worry, in our Nerdy Home Lighting section you can let Lord Vader lull you into a peaceful sleep with his calming red glow…or try this Stormtrooper night light to provide some luminescence and coolness to any room.

We also have these awesome Batman and Stormtrooper Look-a-Lite lamps that stands around 25cm tall.

Any finally, just in stock is the beautiful Harley Quinn Neon glow mini night light.

Overwatch Figma Tracer 352 From Good Smile Company

From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch comes a figma of Tracer!

The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to act out a variety of different scenes.

A flexible plastic is used in specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.

Tracer comes with three face plates, including a smiling face, an excited expression, and a serious, confident expression.

Optional parts include her trusty Pulse Pistols as well as a Pulse Bomb to display her using her ultimate ability.

Also included is an articulated figma stand to facilitate various exciting poses.

Stand included.

Approximately 14cm in height.

Jurassic World Evolution – Is It Any Good?

Jurassic World Evolution

If like me you are a fan of the old roller coaster tycoon games you may have been looking forward to the new Jurassic word evolution game. It’s a simple business sim that allows you to build and manage a theme park, create and modify dinosaurs and look after the running of the park.

I played on the Xbox and us couch gamers rarely get these types of sim games, so I was looking forward to this one.

This game looks really good, graphics are top notch and the sound is amazing, straight from the movies giving a great immersive experience. The controls are really good too especially on console, didn’t feel clunky or intrusive.

The aim is to build up your park on 5 islands hoping from one to the next, meeting objectives to unlock the next island. The main focus is growing and keeping dinosaurs happy while maintaining the park and completing contracts from either of the 3 “factions” Security, Science and Entertainment divisions to unlock new items.

Loading up the game you are greeted with that awesome Jurassic park them tune, and surprisingly the real Jeff Goldblum lends his voice to some of the narration as Dr Ian Malcolm (and he only sounds a bit like he phoned it in 😊)

You start the game on the tutorial island and here it shows you how to place structures, dino paddocks, how to get and breed dinosaurs. It also teaches you how to keep you park running and make a profit. If you do that in the tutorial you will then move onto the next island. Each island has a series of tasks that you need to unlock to move onto the next.

To get dinosaurs you send out expeditions for fossils and then extract the DNA from the fossils to improve the dinosaurs genome rating, once over 50% you can then breed that dino. It’s a bit of a grind here, but it’s always fun finding new dinosaurs. Once you have enough DNA to breed a new dinosaur you can tweak things like skin colour, longevity and sharpen teeth for making them more aggressive or to be able to defend themselves against larger carnivores.

The most in-depth part of the game is having to manage the dinosaurs, they all have different land types that they prefer like woodland or grassland and they all have different sensitivity to other dinosaurs. For example some like to be in large groups and others are loners but prefer a wide variety of other species in the same enclosure. Managing this is pretty fun, especially as you have no idea when you a making a new dino what it’s preferences are. It can be a bit of a race once you release it to quickly make it some friends so he doesn’t go crazy, smash the fence down and go running amok your park visitors.

If dinosaurs do get out of their paddocks, they can cause havoc even start eating your park guests! That’s why you can build an asset containment unit for when the crap hits the fan. With this you can send out choppers to tranquilize the loose dinosaurs and transport them back to it enclosure.

Random storms, sabotage and diseases can send dinosaurs into a frenzy so it’s important to have emergency shelters around your park to keep your guests safe. It’s pretty fun opening these up and watching the guests run for there lives into the shelter while being chased by a T-Rex 😊

Overall it’s got some issues, especially the price point but it’s a fun game if not too challenging.

Aquaman 2018 Preview

Mezco Toyz – By Collectors, For Collectors

The growing popularity of Mezco products in 2018 is due in no small part to their amazing One:12 Collective action figure range. These 1/12 scale figures fill the niche between the lower-price action figure market, like NECA, and the deluxe, higher-end market currently filled by Hot Toys.

Sitting in between these two powerhouses of the toy industry are Mezco. Their tagline is, ‘By Collectors, For Collectors’, and we think they’re spot on; they understand the market and produce some very good quality collectible figures. Read More