BBTS Newsletter 11/17/2008
The newest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter has come in. Even though it doesn't have any Transformers items, it still has interesting items like Terminator 2 Minimates, Clone Wars Captain Rex Maquette and GI Joe Wave 13!
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Hi – Sorry for the back-to-back newsletters, but there was so much cool stuff announced yesterday evening that we had to share it with you right away. A nice mix of items from NECA, DC Direct, Diamond Select, Koto, Gentle Giant and others are listed below:
1/6 SCALE IRON MAN MARK II FINE ART STATUE
First Kotobukiya announced their MArk III version of the Iron Man Fine Art Statue, and now the Mark II version is also up for pre-order. This sleek silver armor is almost 13" tall, includes it's own display base, and has blue LEDs to make the eyes, palms and chest glow. This piece is priced at $149.99, a savings of $25 off MSRP – take a look –
STREET FIGHTER IV FIGURES
NECA is rolling out their first wave of figures from the new "Street Fighter IV" game. This wave includes returning favorites Ryu and Ken, joined by a new character named Crimson Viper. NECA is promising great articulation on these, so poseability and playability so be good. We've got the singles of Ken and Ryu priced at $14.99 each, or you can opt for the set of three, priced at $44.99 – don't forget to check out the prototype pic of Ken while you're there.
Another new Star Wars statue has been announced by Gentle Giant. This time the Wampa, carnivorous denizen of Hoth gets his moment in the sun. This piece stands 11" tall with the Wampa standing over the remains of a Probe Droid, and is priced at $189.99 (a savings of $40 off MSRP) – check it out here –
TERMINATOR 2 MINIMATES
Diamond Select has a whole new line of Minimates coming, inspired by the characters in "Terminator 2." This new set of six includes Terminator, Battle-Damaged Terminator, Standard Endoskeleton, Battle-Damaged Endoskeleton, Scorched Endoskeleton and Half-Human Endoskeleton, and you can pre-order up the set of six for $24.99 – check out the artwork here http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11043&mode=retail
CLASSIC CONFRONTATIONS CATWOMAN VS. BATGIRL
This statue is the first in a new line of "Classic Confrontations," and has Catwoman and Batgirl fighting over bank loot. Each figure's cape provides the support for this dynamic diorama, and it can be put together in multiple ways. Check out this new statue here, priced at $179.99, a savings of $45 off the MSRP.
HELLBOY 2 JOHANN KRAUS & WINK MINI BUSTS
Gentle Giant has announced two more mini busts for the Hellboy 2 line. Johann Kraus, the BPRD's resident dead-speaker is here in his diving-type-suit, and he's accompanied by Prince Nuada's right-hand-monster, Wink. Johann's bust is priced at $36.99, while Wink is priced at $71.99. Take a look at the new pics here –
CLONE WARS CAPTAIN REX MAQUETTE
501st Battalion Leader Captain Rex is the newest Clone Wars character to get his own maquette. Rex is clad in his blue-accented Clone Trooper armor, and stands 8.5" tall. This statue is priced at $79.99, and will go well with the other hex-based Clone Wars maquettes.
THE SPIRIT REPLICAS
Four new replica items from the upcoming "The Spirit" movie have been announced by Hollywood Collectibles. Three of these items of replicas of the Octopus' weapons – the Star ($42.99), the Katana ($109.99) and the Four-Barreled Blaster ($199.99). These three life-sized replicas are joined by a miniature keychain/bottle opener version of the Wrench ($9.99), and all four items are available for pre-order.
FF SILVER SURFER FINE ART BUST
From "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" comes this new bust of the titled hero. The Silver Surfer is gripping his board with his right hand, and using the left for balance, while his base features the movie's logo, which can light up due to an LED. This bust is priced at $66.99, saving you $13 off the MSRP.
STAR TREK IV KIRK & SPOCK SET
This new two-pack from Diamond Select shows Kirk and Spock as they appeared in the third and fourth Star Trek movies. Kirk is in his dress uniform, and Spock is in robes following his rebirth due to the Genesis Project. These figures are available for pre-order at $24.99.
MARVEL SELECT MARVEL GIRL
Marvel Select's latest figure choice goes way back. This figure has Jean Grey in her original X-Men costume, and she's accompanied by a segment of the X-Mansion's gate. We're still waiting for info, but it looks like this figure will have a variant – Rachel Grey, in her current uniform and the other half of the gate. Check out this new figure, just $17.99.
From the hit Pixar movie "Ratatouille" comes this pair of maquettes from Gentle Giant. Both Remy the at and his human helper Linguini get the statue treatment here, coming in at 7.25" and 12.75", respectively. Each maquette is priced at $99.99, a savings of $25 off the MSRP, and would make a great gift, too.
TWILIGHT EDWARD FIGURE
From the hit book series (and upcoming movie) "Twilight" comes this figure of Edward Cullen, male lead of the series, and vampire with a heart. This figure features the likeness of Robert Pattinson, the actor playing Edward in the movie. We've got Edward listed at $15.99, and we expect him to arrive this coming February.
13" GOLDEN AGE FLASH
This new DC Direct Deluxe Collector Golden Age Flash figure is the first from the Justice Society. Jay Garrick comes with his signature costume and Mercury hat, and we've got him priced $15 below MSRP, at $84.99. Check it out here http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10749&mode=retail
HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2
The next wave of DC Universe History figures comes from George Perez' excellent art, and consist of classic versions of the Creeper, Black Lightning, the Flash and Aquaman, and we've got the set of four priced at $55.99, saving you $18 off the MSRP.
AME-COMI HUNTRESS, BLACK CANARY
Two new additions to the Ame-Comi line are now listed for pre-order. Black Canary and Huntress, both fresh from the "Birds of Prey" comic, are now available to add to your collection. Each lady is priced at $46.99 – take a look at the new figures here http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=75&category=3813
MARVEL MINIMATES WAVE 25, 26
We've just listed these two upcoming waves of the Marvel Minimates line. Wave 25 is to include characters like New Captain America, the Red Skull, Classic Iron Man and the Red Hulk, while Wave 26 includes Deadpool, Psylocke, Sabertooth and Gambit. Each set of 8 includes a chase version of a regular figure and is priced at $24.99 – take a look!
FF7 STATIC ARTS CLOUD STATUE
Kotobukiya's newest Final Fantasy VII Static Arts statue is the hero of the story, Cloud Strife. This piece shows Cloud standing proud, with his right hand reaching for his blade. The light rays and flowers hearken back to Aerith Gainsborough, a heroine in the game whose life is taken too early, and whose heart helps put Cloud on the right road. This 12" statue of Cloud is priced at 144.99 – take a peek –
STAR OCEAN FIGURES
Square Enix' newest Play Arts action figures comes from Star Ocean 4, the newest game in the series. Both Edge Maverick and Reimi Saionji are represented in this wave, and each figure comes with their weapon of choice. These figures are priced at $27.99 each, and they should arrive this May.
17" PX LARA CROFT TONNER DOLL
Tonner Doll and Diamond have teamed up to offer us a great new version of Lara Croft. This 17" doll features Lara in her original outfit from "Tomb Raider," including her light green top, short shorts and rooted hair. she also comes with her sidearms, and the whole package is priced at $149.99 – check this one out here http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TNR10121&mode=retail
GI JOE WAVE 13
This wave will be shipping out to us next week, we have a limited number of preorders left at $59.99 per case. We don't have any images yet, but expect them to be released soon – view the list of what is included here:
After an extensive wait, Neca is finally delivering the rest of the very cool Castlevania figures. We have a few sets left available for preorder here at $54.99:
MARVEL MIGHTY MUGGS WAVE 5
The latest round of these addictive figures should be here on Monday or Tuesday. Wave 5 contains Skrull, Vision, Mark I Iron Man and Ultimate Captain America – preorders available at just $44.99
PRO SHOTS – MICHAEL JORDAN & TIGER WOODS FIGURES
Upper Deck has just delivered the first wave of their nicely crafted 'Pro Shots' series. Tiger and Jordan are each captured in two different signature poses. Sets of 2 figures are in stock now at $28.99 each. Series 2 is also up for preorder, and we have the 12" – 18" statues in stock as well
12" MEZCO – JASON VORHEES
Another great release form Mezco, this version of Jason is in stock now at $32.99. The figure is roto-cast plastic with a cloth outfit
GEARS OF WAR HEADSHOT DRONE
This exclusive figure from the Gears of War 2 line captures one of the enemy Locusts at mid-headshot, with translucent red splatter going in various directions. He may be headless, but he still comes with his weapon, an alternate normal head, and a set of metal cog tags. We've got this piece priced at $29.99 – take a look at this dynamic new sculpt here
OBAMA ACTION FIGURE
We sold out quickly after the election, but now have some extra pieces back in stock. Get your own Obama figure for just $12.99 – the figure stands about 6" tall.
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the cool new items mentioned above.
Joel & The BBTS Crew