TOYING AROUND: Winter Soldier, Batman & "Game Of Thrones"

Sat, March 29th, 2014 at 10:58am PDT | Updated: March 29th, 2014 at 4:37pm

Comic Books
TJ Dietsch, Staff Writer

This week was a true smorgasbord of collectible news and reveals. Just about every corner of the geekosphere earned a little bit of love in the form of action figures, statues or other collectibles. We saw everything from a Hot Toys' Winter Soldier and a Gaming Heads Ratchet and Clank statue to DC Collectibles' Sandman statue, Funko Magic: The Gathering vinyls and much more.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER | Captain America will have his hands full on April 4 when his new film opens, thanks in large part to the Winter Soldier. To recreate the film's fight scenes, Hot Toys will have a 1/6 scale version of the villain to go along with their Cap figure. The Soldier comes with two different heads, a variety of weapons and the iconic robot arm.

BATMAN '66 | Hot Toys also showed off both the Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin figures based on the '60s "Batman" TV series. The figures look like they leapt right off the small screen and come ready to fight crimes and climb various Gotham City buildings. Feel free to use your other toys for fun cameos!

RED HULK | It didn't take too long for Red Hulk to go from ongoing mystery character to Avenger. Sideshow Collectibles celebrates the Crimson Colossus in September with a 20-inch tall statue. As usual, there's a regular version as well as a Sideshow exclusive which comes with an extra head, this one featuring the character yelling in rage instead of sporting his creepy smile.

SANDMAN: OVERTURE | Last week, DC Collectibles showed off images of the upcoming "Sandman: Overture" statue featuring Neil Gaiman's Morpheus as depicted in the comic by artist J.H. Williams III. Now they've posted a video showing the statue from a few more angles to get fans excited for the September release.

GAME OF THRONES | Dark Horse Deluxe continues to roll out more and more pieces based on the beloved HBO series "Game of Thrones." This time, they featured The Hound Limited-Edition Bust featuring Sandor Clegane as played by Rory McCann. The 7.5-inch bust with hinged mask ships on July 30.

BREAKING BAD | Yellow must be in this season because we're seeing a lot of it from Mezco's "Breaking Bad" lines. This July, a 6-inch Jesse Pinkman figure in a hazmat suit that comes with gas mask, blue rocks and chili powder will debut. Meanwhile, a pair of 8-inch plush toys based on Walter White and Jesse both in their familiar full body suits hit the next month.

WWE | WWE.com announced that the next statue to come from McFarlane's ICON line of statues will be none other than "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The 18-inch tall statue comes on a rotating base to better display the wrestler's Wrestle Mania V duds. The limited-to-500-piece statue hits this summer.

AVP: REQUIEM | Another week, another Predator figure! This time around S.H.MonsterArts revealed their September-shipping toy based on "Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem" star Wolf. This particular Predator headed to earth to clear any and all traces of the PredAlien created at the beginning of the 2007 film. Dubbed the Heavy Armed Version, this toy sports diecast and resin parts, a variety of weapons and multiple appendages for more varied posing options.

PULP FICTION | At this year's Toy Fair, Funko showed off "Kill Bill" and "Pulp Fiction" Pop Vinyls. We snapped photos of Vincent Vega, Jules, Mia Wallace and Butch Coolidge at the event, but now Funko has a few a few official shots along with a new addition to the line: Jimmie as played by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. The series bows in April.

EVIL DEAD | If you didn't get a close enough look at NECA's "Evil Dead 2" retro cloth figures during our Toy Fair coverage, the company posted a variety of images to fill your needs. NECA has a pair of figures based on Sam Raimi's 1987 sequel. Hero Ash, who comes with sawed off shotgun and chainsaw hand, hits in May while Deadite Ash debuts in July. The bad version appropriately comes with the Necronomicon.

LORD OF THE RINGS | The world needs more Christopher Lee pieces and Sideshow Collectibles is doing their part to make that a reality with their Saruman Premium Format Figure. The 26-inch-tall statue translates the Lord of the Rings character into polystone and a variety of well-draped, real cloth robes. The Sideshow exclusive version comes with a swap-out left "Master of Orthanc hand." Both ship in September.

BIOSHOCK INFINITE | Booker DeWitt is ready for action. The "BioShock Infinite" star, whom we saw a glimpse of at Toy Fair, will make his action figure debut in August complete with shotgun and Sky-Hook. You have to provide your own death defying sky adventures, though.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING | Funko plans on conjuring up a lot of enthusiasm for their products from "Magic: The Gathering" fans. In addition to the Legacy figures we saw at Toy Fair, the company also plans a line of Pop Vinyl pieces featuring the same characters: Ajani Goldmane, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess and Garruk Wildspeaker. This motley Magic menagerie hits in May.

DRAGON BALL Z | Last month, Bluefin Tamashii Nations pulled the curtain back on their Android 18 "Dragon Ball Z" action figure. We figured that her cyber-twin Android 17 wouldn't be too far behind and now here he is! The October-shipping figure comes with swap-out hands, bandanas, hair pieces and a gun with holster.

RATCHET & CLANK | Two of the best pals in video games will score the statue treatment thanks to Gaming Heads' PlayStation All Stars Collectible Statues line! That's right, Ratchet and Clank, who began their franchise journey in 2002's "Ratchet & Clank" for PS2, will soon get the spotlight in a 15-inch statue that looks ready to take on all comers. The piece will also come in a 350-piece Gaming Heads exclusive painted to look like bronze. Both ship towards the end of the year.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES | Finally, we assume you already checked out the trailer for the Michael Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film, but go watch it again!

TAGS:  toying around, captain america the winter soldier, batman 66, red hulk, sandman overture, game of thrones, breaking bad, wwe, avp, pulp fiction, evil dead, lord of the rings, bioshock infinite, magic the gathering, dragon ball z, ratchet and clank, teenage mutant ninja turtles

 
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