AICN Toys: STAR WARS 12" Hammerhead (hehehe), LORD OF THE RING Lego, KNIGHT RIDER Minimates, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Wave 2, And More!!
Published at: Dec. 27, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST by John Ary
John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...
Black Suit Spider-Man from Hot Toys
Tobey Maguire suits up again as Peter Parker with this 1/6 scale Spider-Man movie figure. It features 30 points of articulation, 5 pairs of interchangeable hands, 5 strips of webbing, a Sandman diorama base, a figure stand and a Sideshow exclusive meteor hammer interchangeable hand for the Sandman. That will run you 209.99 when it releases in the 2nd quarter of 2012. He's available for pre-order here.
Play Arts Kai Red and Blue Mark V Spartans from Square Enix
Halo fans should be excited about these new Play Arts Kai figures featuring the Red and Blue Mark V Spartans. They will of course have a ton of articulation along with two interchangeable pairs of hands, a rifle and pistol. Each of these will release in May for around $60 a piece.
Lord of the Rings from Lego
Lego has landed the license to Lord of the Rings and lucky for us, the pics have already leaked online. It looks like the smaller sets will focus more on events with Gandalf Arrives and Shelob Attacks, while the larger ones are based on locations such as The Battle of Helm’s Deep and The Mines of Moria. We also know that the hobbits will be shorter than the humans. Look for these sets to arrive in the summer.
Vintage Star Wars 3.75-inch action figures get digitally scanned and then blown up to to the 12-inch scale. That’s what Gentle Giant plans to do with Hammerhead. He’ll come with his classic blaster packaged on a 1977 Star Wars-inspired blister card. This handsome devil will cost you 80 bucks when he releases in the 3rd quarter of 2012. He's available for pre-order here.
Arkham City Wave 2 from DC Direct
Another wave Arkham City figures are on the way. The Riddler, Catwoman, Hush, and Jervis Tetch: The Mad Hatter will release with Batman (Detective Mode Variant) on April 25.
And finally, to celebrate the holidays, we take a closer look at Mezco's "crappiest" figure from its third series of South Park toys...