Sideshow is giving SDCC 2014 attendees the first look at its Elder Predator Legendary Scale Bust, and we have more info on that along with details on the company’s recently announced King Hulk Premium Format and Darth Vader Life-Size Figures.
Elder Predator Legendary Scale Bust Product Description:
First seen in the second installment of the Predator franchise, the Elder Predator is held in high regard within Yautja society as one that is greatly skilled in the hunt and has seen and won many battles.
The Elder Predator is the next warrior to join the hunt with the Predator – Masked Hunter Legendary Scale Bust (expected to ship in April 2015) and will be available for pre-order soon.
You can find Sideshow Collectibles at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con in Booth #1929
King Hulk Premium Format Figure Product Description:
“They thought he was dead…but he survived.”
Following the release of Gladiator Hulk (expected to ship in July 2014), Sideshow Collectibles presents the second installment from Marvel Comics’ celebrated World War Hulk series, the King Hulk Premium Format Figure (expected to ship January 2015).
Betrayed by those he once called allies and exiled to the savage alien world of Sakaar, the fearsome Hulk smashed, bled, and conquered his way from slave to gladiator and then to king. Crowned with a gleaming diadem, the mighty victor finally found peace in his kingdom, until a tragic turn of events brought Hulk’s world crashing down once again and set him on a new path of destruction.
Fueled by rage and stronger than ever before, the volatile King Hulk is out for blood, girded for war in his gladiator attire and spiked armored gauntlet. Wielding a massive broadsword and deadly battle axe, the unstoppable World Breaker returns to seek vengeance and tear the Earth to shreds. Towering almost 30″ tall over the cracked and broken streets of New York City, he is the Green Scar, the Eye of Anger, the Hulk… and he has come home.
Lastly, I know we don’t cover Star Wars here, but this rendition of one of the universe’s most badass and iconic uber villains is just too cool to not make you aware of it.
Darth Vader Life-Size Figure Product Description:
“He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil.”
Give yourself to the Dark Side of the Force with the Star Wars Darth Vader Life-Size Figure (expected to ship June 2015).
One of the greatest villains in film history, the imposing Dark Lord of the Sith needs no introduction – except perhaps the Imperial March. Captured in 1:1 scale and towering over 7 feet tall, the ruler of the Galactic Empire strikes a commanding pose on a cinematic light-up display base, and interchangeable hands allow collectors to recreate all of Darth Vader’s most memorable dramatic gestures.
From his iconic helmet to his sweeping black cape, every detail of Vader’s menacing costume has been painstakingly recreated as seen in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with a hand-tailored quilted suit, screen-accurate armor, and sequencing electronics in the chest box and belt. Ready to oversee the completion of your Death Star, man cave, or home theater, this spectacular display piece is “most impressive.”
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Vintage Toy Finder ALERT! If You Collect This Is a MUST-READ!
Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to collectibles, I’m like a moth to a flame. Especially vintage toys. I, like many of you, grew up in a dysfunctional family circus. When I reached a certain age, my parents saw fit to take my most beloved toys and give them away to younger kids or just trash them completely. I’m still devastated. My childhood was pretty much nil, and I’ve been swimming in chaos ever since.
Once things finally “calmed down” a bit, I began reclaiming these relics of happier times. Damned straight I got an 18″ Kenner Alien, a Stretch X-Ray doll, a Mighty Men and Monster Maker, the Bermuda Triangle board game, etc. I revel in them as few items make me as happy as they do. As a result I always keep my eye out for things, specifically horror related toys I may have missed.
Enter 1967’s Ka-Bala, the most insane and intricate Ouija board I’ve ever seen. I don’t use Ouijas, but once I saw this, it was love at first shiver. The problem with collecting toys like this is that rarely can you find them complete. For Christmas Debi tracked down Ka-Bala for me, BUT we were missing the instructions. There’s not much sense in playing or having a board game if you don’t know said rules.
I scoured the Internet but only came up with a few sites that were charging astronomical prices for replacement parts and/or instructions. It was ludicrous. So I busted out my Creepy resources and asked our resident board game loony David Hahn, who writes Last Meeple Standing for us, for some help. Within days he and his wondrous wife, Tiffany (who also works with David on Meeple), led me to a site called Lost and Found Vintage Toys maintained by Brenda Roudabush.
Brenda, who says she has “gotten to play happiness broker several times reuniting vintage kids with their old long lost toys,” got right to work and sent me some amazing scans of the instructions and more.
After piquing my interest with her knowledge of such things, I can’t recommend her more. If you’re a collector, and chances are very good that you are because, well you’re reading this, make sure to check out the site listed above. It’s like an encyclopedia of happiness! Enjoy, and tell her Creepy sent ya!
For even more fun check out my other go-to toy site, Raymond Castile’s Gallery of Monster Toys. Quick trivia re Ray… He’s the spitting image of Coffin Joe and played young Zé do Caixão in José Mojica Marins’ 2008 film Embodiment of Evil. How friggin’ cool is that? It’s a small and sometimes wonderful world, I tell ya!
Gremlins 2 Blind Bag Is Adorable and Awesome
“G2, baby. G2!”
I’m not going to lie to you guys and say that I know what this Blind Bag Collection is. It seems from the slick name that one shouldn’t know what’s exactly inside… but maybe I’m missing something.
Anyhow, none of that really matters as long as the Blind Bag Collection boasts such awesome shite as this Gremlins 2: The New Batch one from Monogram International does, then it’s all good.
The set seems to include a collection figural keyrings that include such classic Gremlins characters as Combat Gizmo, Brownie, Penny, Phantom, Stripe, Greta, Gizmo, Flasher, George, and Lightning Gremlin and Bat Gremlin.
You can check out pics from the “Gremlins Series 2 Blind Bag Collection” below as well as a fun unboxing video. After all that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think!
For more cool stuff, make sure to check out Monogram International on Facebook HERE.
Diamond Select Ghostbusters Rooftop to DIE For!
When it comes to Ghostbusters themed collectibles, few companies do it better than Diamond Select. Our intrepid purveyor of all that is plastic, Paul “Nomad” Nicholasi, has put up a genius look at one of their newest pieces and more over at his Idle Hands blog; and if you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts, we suggest you read on for details.
Diamond’s Deluxe Ghostbusters Figures come with a piece of a rooftop that once you collect all figures assemble into a rooftop climax diorama scene in which to place your plastic! To get the full Build-a-Rooftop diorama set, you need to collect:
- Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore, and Louis Tully
- Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dana Barrett as Zuul
- Slimer, Janine Melnitz, and Quittin’ Time Ray
- Gozer the Gozerian, Walter Peck, and Slimed Peter
- The Library Ghost, the Taxi Driver Zombie, and a Terror Dog
Check out some sample images below, and then head on over to Paul’s Idle Hands blog to see even more! He has some pretty interesting “things” joining our 4 heroes, and it’s a lot of fun!
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