TOYING AROUND: Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman & More!

Sat, August 9th, 2014 at 10:58am PDT

Comic Books
TJ Dietsch, Staff Writer

In the wake of Comic-Con International in San Diego, plenty of companies take some time to rest up and prepare to finish production on all the collectibles they unveiled at the show. While this week might be a little lighter on news, there are still some interesting reveals, plus a few things we might have missed in all the con-craziness last week including Hot Toys' "Guardians of the Galaxy" figures.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY | Earlier this summer Hot Toys teased a look at their "Guardians of the Galaxy," but between their Facebook page and Sideshow Collectibles (their U.S. distributors) fans now have better looks at Gamora, Star-Lord, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Gamora looks just like actress Zoe Saldana and comes with her sword; Chris Pratt's Star-Lord rocks his guns and Walkman; while best buds Groot and Rocket come ready to take on all comers. The 1/6 scale figures will be out next spring.

Video Game Batman

NES BATMAN | NECA snuck in a surprise Batman video game figure announcement before SDCC kicked off. This particularly purply version of the Caped Crusader will be 7-inches tall and reflects the character's appearance in the 1989 NES video game simply titled "Batman." The October-shipping figure comes with a spear gun and Batarang as seen in the game. This continues the old school video game-ification trend NECA also used for Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and the Predator.

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SUPER MARIO BROS. | Last week, we showed you an image from Bluefin Tamashii Nations' Facebook page of the upcoming Luigi figure to go along with his "Super Mario Bros." co-star brother's. Now they have more details posted. The figure itself will be out in January and comes with a stand, red shell, alternate hands and a brick block. If you want more hoops (or pipes) for the Brothers Mario to jump through, though, you can pick up the new Diorama set which comes with a red pope, Piranha Plant, Buzzy Beetle, coin and stands.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE | While revisiting SDCC announcements, we just had to show off more images of Hot Toys' 1/6 scale "Back to the Future Marty McFly figure which they posted on their Facebook page. The figure comes decked out in movie-accurate clothing, looks exactly like Michael J. Fox and comes with a skateboard, camcorder, Walkman, newspaper, shades, backpack, watch and more hands than you can shake a DeLorean at. Speaking of which, the actual time machine was not mentioned in the text, but we'll be keeping an eye out for more details.


WWE | The world will get even more cute wrestlers when Funko's second wave of Pop Vinyl WWE stars hits stores. As seen on their Facebook page, the latest line-up will include Triple H, Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Undertaker and Daniel Bryan all ready to rumble.

New 52 Checklist

NEW 52 | Finally, DC Collectibles released a handy guide for fans of their New 52 line of action figures. This visual checklist covers everyone from Batman to Poison Ivy, which will hit stores next summer.

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