BigBadToyStore Update 05/13
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Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another new wave of preorders, more new arrivals, and a new overstock sale.
100 ITEMS ON SALE:
We've just reduced pricing on 100 heavily stocked and/or expensive items. Most sale items are Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe, Cars or Marvel, and there are a few other lines mixed in. Some prices have been reduced moderately, while others have been cut in half. This sale runs until next Monday – so be sure to pick up any sale items that catch your eye here:
TF ANIMATED VOYAGER UPDATES
Hasbro has announced more of the Transformers Animated Voyager line. First is a new case assortment featuring the new Earth Mode Optimus Prime, along with the previous releases. There is also a new wave which consists of Lugnut and Grimlock, that's sure to please any TransFan. Check out the new case, set and singles here –
TFCLUB PRIME BLADES & ALL SPARK CUBES
From our friends at TF Club (the ones that brought you the Coronation Starscream Set) come these movie-accurate accessories from the Transformers movie this past summer. TF Club has produced three versions of the All Spark Cube (original black, battle damaged bronze, and glow-in-the-dark luminous) and three versions of Optimus Prime's Blade (orange original, Nightwatch blue, and black) for fans looking for more accurate items. We have each of the items listed individually, or you can save $10 and pre-order the set of 6! Take a look at these items here –
From the original "Predator" movie back in 1987 comes this fabulous photo-realistic 32" tall Predator cinemaquette. Each weapon, armor piece and piece of equipment has been precisely sculpted to the smallest detail, from his shoulder-mounted cannon to his light-up electronic countdown timer on his wrist. Each item has been endorsed by Stan Winston Studios and has been signed by the sculptor, Steve Wang. Don't miss out on this stunning piece of Sci-Fi memorabilia.
TF UNIVERSE LEGENDS
We've got the next wave of Transformers Legends listed now, and it's a good one. In addition to the humble G1 fire car Red Alert and the explosive Combaticon Onslaught, this wave includes the high flying Air Commander Starscream, too! You can place a pre-order for Red Alert or Starscream, or go ahead and save some trouble by getting the set of three. These figures are listed here –
MOVIE MASTERPIECE PREDATOR VERSION 2 – THE CLEANER
For those looking for a Predator but desiring something a bit smaller in scale, Hot Toys is offering another Predator from the film "Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem", this time the Cleaner. With all of the articulation and poseability of the first release, this
one's a heckuva guy!
TF UNIVERSE DELUXES
We've also got new listings for the Deluxe line of Universe toys, featuring the new Galvatron and Acid Storm! Galvatron becomes a G2-esque tank while still staying true to his G1 animated roots, and Acid Storm hearkens back to the Rainmaker Seekers that Shockwave sent to bedevil Spike & Chip on a mission to Cybertron. Check out our pre-orders for singles, sets and cases here –
GI JOE REVISION CASES
Hasbro is re-mixing some of their earlier 25th Anniversary assortments – a perfect time to fill any holes in your collection, start a new one, or grab a few army builders to fill out your Joe & Cobra forces. The new assortments are Wave 4 revisions 2 & 5, and Wave 5 revisions 4 & 5. These figures are set to come in sometime in July, so check out the assortments here –
LPS EXTREME PETS, PAIRS & PORTABLES
We've just listed a number of new Littlest Pet Shop items, and this popular line is just getting bigger every day. The Extreme pets newest additions are the Walrus, the Spider and the Panda, while the Pairs and Portables line offers up wave 4, with an eclectic mix of figures and accessories, from the Puffin with his Igloo to a Raccoon and Ferret pack that will have fans of small furry creatures giggling with glee.
HULK SUPERHERO SQUAD WAVE 2
Continuing this cute line of child-friendly characters, the new assortment includes a good variety of figures from the comics. We've got the Grey Hulk squaring off against Wolverine, and King Hulk from the "Planet Hulk" storyline is packed with Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans, who was one of those responsible for sending the Hulk there in the first place. The
case assortment also adds in Bruce's cousing Jennifer, the lovely She-Hulk, packed with Hulk rival the Thing, and a new Hulk sculpt partnered with the Absorbing Man, complete with ball and chain. Check them out here –
AVENGERS #1 MINIMATES BOX SET
Going back all the way to the Avengers' creation in 1963, this Minimate box set draws its inspiration from the cast of Avengers #1. The Hulk, Iron Man, the Wasp and Hank Pym all show up in this set, along with accessories to change the heroes, from Iron Man's Tony Stark head, to the costume changes for the Wasp and Pym. With half of the group having
movies out this spring and summer, this box set is sure to go fast – get your pre-order in today!
SDCC EXCLUSIVE SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN
Shocker Toys' SDCC exclusive Scud statue is on its way to us, and with all the anticipation, we suspect that our stock won't last long. Bringing the indy comic robot to life in true four-color fashion, this figure is bright and detailed, and we think fans are gonna love it. Take a look at Scud here –
EXCLUSIVE MEDICAL TRICORDER
The Star Trek renaissance continues! Hot on the heels of the original Tricorder replica comes this exclusive Medical Tricorder, and we've got the pre-order for it up now. Similar to the basic Tricorder replica, this exclusive version is set to have an additional scanner and storage area, making this a great prop for any Starfleet medical officer! Details are coming soon, but you can take a look at it here –
"THE BIRDS" BARBIE
In Hitchcock's famous thriller "The Birds", Tippi Hedren plays Melanie Daniels, a wealthy socialite who finds herself caught up in an unexplainable bird assault on humanity. The crazy avians start out slowly and timidly, but soon become an unstoppable plague on humanity, with no end in sight. We don't have pics yet, but we assume this figure will be Barbie dressed as Tippi Hedren from the film, with appropriate accessories. Our pre-order is listed here –
PLAY ARTS 2 SEPHIROTH
Previously only listed as part of a set of 4, now Sephiroth stands tall and proud on his own. The main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth is a super-soldier created from a mix of science and magic. When wielding his Masamune blade he's almost unstoppable, so get on his good side now and pre-order Sephiroth today!
CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD REPLICA
Museum Replicas is bringing us a new 30" replica of the Star-Spangled Avenger's classic shield. We don't have many details yet, but with the new Captain America Movie coming out in 2009 or so, this one's sure to go fast. Our pre-order is listed here –
TO HEART 2 TAMAKI KOUSAKA 1/6 SCALE
In the To Heart anime Tamaki Kousaka is a teen girl going to boarding school who returns home to fulfill a promise. A strong and dominant personality, Tamaki acts as a friendly older sister to the anime's heroes Takaki and Konomi. Tamaki is just getting ready to go for a swim in this imported PVC figure, and will look great as a part of any To Heart 2 collection.
MELANCHOLY FIGMA – KOIZUMI ITSUKI & MIKURU ASAHINA
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a novel and anime series set in a japanese high school, where a new student falls in with the friends of a girl who doesn't know that she has the ability to unconsciously manipulate the universe. These friends are really agents of organizations who want to monitor Haruhi and keep her from using her powers to change the world.
Itsuki Koizumi is a friendly and polite "transfer student" who is really a telepath trying to keep Haruhi calm, and Mikuru is secretly a time traveller from the future, where a timequake in the past (caused by Haruhi) has scientists worried. Start your own SOS Brigade with these new Figma figures!
KANU UNCHOU – MOGDAN DRAWING VERSION
From Ikki Tousen comes a new version of perennial favorite Kanu Unchou — this time sculpted from a drawing done by noted Doujin artist Mogdan. With her crescent blade in hand and clothed in her school uniform, this new version of Kanu is all ready for battle or midterms. Kanu is set to arrive in August, so take a look and pre-order yours today!
The Fab Four are back, and USAOpoly is bringing them home this August. This announcement is a little too early for pictures, but this item won't disappoint any Beatles fan. If you'd like to go around the board with John, Paul, George and Ringo, get your pre-order in today!
MARVEL LEGENDS UNLEASHED IRON MAN
Next in the Marvel Legends Unleashed series comes Iron Man, to celebrate the release of his new movie. We don't have pics from Hasbro yet, but the Toy Fair 2008 pics show him lifting off the ground, while firing energy blasts from his left palm and a blaster on his right arm. This 8" Iron Man looks ready for business, and he'll be releasing this June – get yours ordered today!
Medicom's bringing us another round of Peanuts VCDs, and they look great. This wave includes Astronaut Snoopy, complete with fishbowl helmet, and Pig Pen, looking remarkably clean. These figures based on the classic characters are each about 6" tall, and live up to Medicom's usual high standards of sculpt and quality. Don't miss out on these loveable childhood friends!
This new 1/5 scale figure is part of Yamato's Story! Image! Figure! EX collection. Yuria is a humanoid love doll with job satisfaction issues, so she's seeking a nicer existence – can you help her out? This lovely lady is 10.5" tall and comes with a few accessories to keep your shelf interesting. Take a look at Yuria here –
TANDEM TWIN – DOG BRENDA
First came Alma and Bonnie, and now we've got Brenda on pre-order, too! A recolor of Bonnie, this gal comes in pink hair and a black and white maid outfit. Brenda comes with a variety of accessories and can be paired up with Alma to make an interesting diorama. Check her and her friends out in the Tandem Twin menu, here –
GN-U DOU BALDIOS
The title mech of the Space Warrior Baldios series is finally getting his own figure, courtesy of Yamato's GN-U Dou line of poseable robot figures. His anime series is known for its environmental concerns as well as the fact that the anime ended in a rather dramatic and depressing fashion. You can give poor Baldios a happy ending, though – his pre-order is up and
ready to go – check him out here –
1/100 MG SHIN MUSHA GUNDAM MODEL KIT
From the Playstation game Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (or Gundam Musou) comes this Master Grade 1/100 scale model of the big bad guy, Musha Gundam, with armor parts to make him as either Musha or Shin Musha, this set will give you one great looking bot! This kit is due to release next month, so don't delay – order today!
1/100 GUNDAM 00 MODEL KITS – TIEREN & ASTRAEA
Courtesy of the new Gundam 00 series come these two new models by Bandai. Unlike some of the earlier models, these are of a higher difficulty level, needing glue and paints to finish. We haven't seen the anime yet, but if these models are any indication, this show will be great. Our pre-orders are listed here –
Take a look at all the recent preorders here – this list shows the last 100 preorders added to the site:
BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT: We'll begin to list a huge boxed G1 collection tomorrow, Wednesday May 14th. Be sure to check the link below tomorrow for boxed items such as: Fort Max, Seacon Gift Set, Computron Gift Set, Shockwave, Jetfire, Wave 1 Cars, Targetmasters, Headmasters, Pretenders, Japanese: Overlord, Minerva & Victory Saber, and much more! A few items
have were listed today, but the big stuff all will be here tomorrow:
INDIANA JONES – BASICS WAVE 2
A new assortment of Indiana Jones figures has been shipped out by Hasbro, and this wave is full of figures from the new movie, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." We've got Mutt with either jacket or python, Irena Spalko, Colonel Dovchenko, various Indys and more in stock and ready to ship out. Check out the selection here –
NEW ACTION FIGURE STANDS: We've just started carrying an interesting new type of action figure stand for 3.75" to 7" figures. These interlocking stands each have two smaller diameter pegs and two larger diameter pegs, all of which can be trimmed to whatever length you need. Black and Clear versions are currently available – only $3.99 for 10 stands
BTTF FLUX CAPACITOR
Doc Brown's time machine power unit from "Back To The Future" has been brought home for personal time travel! From Diamond Select Toys comes this replica of the original prop, complete with flashing lights and warning label. This baby can do everything the real one could do (okay, maybe not the time travel thing – but where would we get the plutonium anyway?) so add this to your collection as fast as you can.
GX-41S REIDEEN DX SET
Last week we received the GX-41 Reideen Soul of Chogokin figure, and now he's joined by his bigger brother, the DX Set. In addition to the GX-41 Reideen figure, this set includes extra accessories, including the Sparcar bike, the God Face Rock
display monolith, a gold version of Reideen, the Gogun Sword, the Jet Boomerang, the Energy Cutter and the God Block Big Spin Shield. Check out this truly deluxe version today!
Another excellent Movie Masterpiece figure from Hot Toys, the 18" PredAlien figure is a great sculpt for any Sci-Fi collector. This figure combines the best of two worlds – the (minimal) assembly aspect of a model kit with all of the sculpt and articulation one would expect from Hot Toys' Movie Masterpiece line. If you're into sci-fi, you won't want to pass this one by –
PUMPKIN BOMB REPLICA
Speaking of the Green Goblin, we've got the offical prop replica of his weapon of choice – the exploding Pumpkin Bomb. Sculpted by the folks at Gentle Giant, this Diamond Select release has been sculpted with exquisite detail, including a light-up mechanism. Straight from "Spider-Man 3" to your home, this replica makes a great addition to any Spider-man collection – get yours today!
SERENITY REAVER SHIP ORNAMENT
From the hit movie follow-up to Joss Whedon's Scif-Fi TV series Firefly comes this intricately sculpted ornament of a Reaver Ship. The evil, almost inhuman creatures are the scourge of the spaceways, and any seasoned captain knows to stay well away from any Reaver-patrolled areas. The best end a reaver victim could hope for was insanity — most became lunch. Now you can have one of these feared vessels patrol your collection – check out this great ship here –
BRAVE GOKIN 12 – GaoGaiGo
The latest release from CMS' Brave Gokin line, this GaoGaiGo is made of die-cast parts and high-quality PVC and ABS plastics, and is fully transformable into almost any configuration you may like. This line is well-respected for its attention to detail, and this figure from "King of Braves Gaogaigar Final (Grand Glorious Gathering)" is quite possibly the best yet – get yours now!
ALLSPARK BATTLES TRANSFORMERS
Worried about Jazz and the rest of the Movie Transformers during the long break between movies? Never fear, good citizen, for Jazz is back up and ready to do battle with the Decepticons again. Now that he and Bumblebee have been infused with Allspark power, they glow blue with the energy and are ready to challenge Brawl and Barricade, who seem to have found a
little Allspark power themselves. Check out these tube-packed exclusives here –
DC UNIVERSE WAVE 2 CASE 'E'
The first of our Gorilla Grodd Cases has arrived in the warehouse, and they're all ready to ship out. This assortment includes one of each Superman, plus an Aquaman, a Firestorm, Black Manta and Harley Quinn. Pick up a case today!
14" ACTION CAPE BATMAN
The first of the new movie figures to make an appearance, this 14" Batman figure is a sleek redesign of the Batman Begins costume, including a more poseable cowl and neck and a spectacular expanding cape, just like in the movies! Batman also has one of his trusty batarangs, just in case. You can check the new figure out here –
TRANS SCANNING BUMBLEBEE
Following up on the excellent Optimus Prime Trans Scanning figure, Bumblebee has just landed and is ready for action. Featuring a protoform body, Bumblebee has alternate parts to make him appear in either his robot or vehicle mode from the movie, in addition to his protoform and 'comet' forms. You can take a look at him here –
SW KUBRICKS WAVE 8
Medicom's latest wave of Star Wars Kubricks is here! Wave 8 takes its cues from The Phantom Menace, with a lineup consisting of a Battle Droid, Darth Maul, Queen Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn and C-3P0. The box of twelve will include some duplicates, and possibly a chase figure. Get yourself a box of these little munchkins here –
SW SUPER DEFORMED FIGURES
These Super Deformed Star Wars figures are a brand new offering from Tomy, and we've got them in stock. This first case assortment includes Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, R2-D2, C-3P0 and Yoda, and each box includes 12 blind-boxed figures. Pick up these cute SW figures today!
This limited edition lithograph was originally researched and created to be a prop in the movie "Serenity" but ultimately was not used. Luckily, Dark Horse got ahold of it and has produced this wonderful print of the Worlds of the Alliance, which has been reviewed and approved by Joss Whedon himself. No Firefly or Serenity fan will want to miss out on this!
JOEY RAMONE FIGURE
Joey Ramone (or Jeffry Hyman) tragically passed in 2001, but now NECA has created an action figure tribute to the Godfather of Punk and leader of The Ramones. This 7" figure is sculpted in his trademark leather jacket, ripped jeans and sunglasses, and you can have him come and play an extended tour on your shelf today. Check this great figure out here –
Todd Macfarlane has released the latest in his Elvis figure line, Gospel Elvis. In a pure white suit with a maroon tie, this figure is Elvis in his earlier years, with signature pompadour hairstyle and mouth open singing the praises. This figure continues Macfarlane's standard of beautiful sculpting and paintjob, so don't delay – pick this one up
COVER GIRL FEANE
From the Japanese magazine COmic Unreal comes this figural representation of the lady on the cover of Volume 6, the lovely Feane. Her outfit is full of butterfly motifs, and she's carrying a large sword to fend off any would-be pursuers. This 1:6 scale figure is all ready to join your collection – take a look at her here –
JAMES BOND DIE-CAST VEHICLES
Corgi sends us these James Bond collectibles from across the opond, and they're going fast. With die-cast vehicles ranging from the Gyrocopter and underwater Lotus to the Rolls Royce and the Vanquish, these collectible car replicas will look great in any collection. We've got an assortment of cars in a variety of scales, so pick yourself up a few today!
We just received another shipment of the Transformers Monopoly from USAopoly, so if you missed out on these before, now you've got a second chance. Featuring the great TF art of Dreamwave's comics, this set includes pewter figures of some of the most favorite G1 'bots and 'cons. Don't miss out on this fun game for the whole family!
From "The Fly 2" comes this statue of Martin Brundle, the son of the original Fly. Gifted with his father's mutated genes, Martin ages quickly, becoming an adult in only five years. Soon he begins to mutate, and eventually figures out how to use his father's pods to reverse the process and remove the mutated genes. This 1/6 scale statue portrays Martin in his deformed Fly form, and makes a great counterpiece to the original Brundlefyl statue. Check out Martin today!
SSEJJHHORR FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE FIGURE
From Figures.com comes their exclusive Anitherian Nine figure, Ssejjhhorr the mutant. This red mutant is clad in a furry loincloth, with two black tusks for battling the elephant army. Pick this monster up today, and fill out your Seventh Kingdom collection!
GREEN GOBLIN LEGENDARY BUST
Spider-Man's eternal nemesis, the Green Goblin mask has been worn by a few different people. Whether this is Norman Osborn, his son Harry, or someone else altogether, this ugly visage is sure to set Peter Parker's spider-sense off big time. This 10" tall bust shows the Goblin laughing with maniacal glee, which you can share when he moves in and joins your
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE BATWOMAN BUST
Continuing this excellent line, DC Drect's latest release is the new character Batwoman. This new masked crimefighter's exploits were chronicled in the "52" comic series, as well as the "Crime Bible" miniseries. Now, you can have Kathy Kane join your DC Ladies collection – you can check out this great new bust here –
KUSTOMZ TIE FIGHTER
Another great new Star Wars Kustomz Statue has shown up – this time it's the TIE Fighter! Cruising around a red moon, this caricatured version of the TIE Fighter has the pilot riding on top like a Jocker, with his red-highlighted TIE Fighter like a chariot beneath him. These new styled statues are all the rage, so check him out and place your order today, before they're gone!
HARRY POTTER THESTRAL STATUE
Thestrals are thin black horse-like creatures with bat-like wings who may only be seen by a person that has witnessed death. On his fifth year at Hogwart's Harry Potter and some of his classmates are introduced to a pack of thestrals by Hagrid, and the creatures later fight on the side of good in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". This 12" statue of Harry riding a thestral has been created by Gentle Giant studios, and no fan will want to miss out. Check out this great statue here –
This fantastic movie figure is back in stock, so if you missed out on him before, now's your chance. Besides being a giant transformer with a beautiful car mode, this Bumblebee talks and even plays "Whip It" by Devo! He even responds to sound, and can automatically aim and fire. Pick yours up here –
TMNT BOX SET
NECA's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line has great sculpts from the original comic series, and this box set is an economical way to get the whole quartet at a great price. This set isn't weighed down by the extra accessories and bases that the single pack figures have, and the price saves you more than $10 off of the individual price total. Check out this box set here –
Check out the rest of the new arrivals here:
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out the latest sale items as well as some new arrivals mentioned above.
Joel & The BBTS Crew