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Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Unveils New Aliens, Predator, and Nightmare Before Christmas Items

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New York Toy Fair 2015 (February 14-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys has unveiled a whopping 18 new items in the February issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews catalogue.

Of the 18 new items, five are from brand-new licenses – “Comic Book Men,” Predator, The Nightmare Before Christmas, “SpongeBob Squarepants,” and Valiant Comics — and three should appeal to horror fans. Read on for the first look at the Aliens Alien Queen Metal Bottle Opener, Predator Unmasked Metal Bottle Opener, and The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally 12″ Coffin Doll Set.

Curious about the other 15? Visit DiamondSelectToys.com, and be sure to keep an eye out for more merchandise to be revealed at NY Toy Fair and beyond.  You can pre-order all of the items today at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer.

Aliens Alien Queen Metal Bottle Opener
All hail the Queen! Hang the skull of the Queen Alien in a place of honor on your refrigerator, and pay tribute to her reign by occasionally taking her down and opening a few bottles for yourself and your friends in the Colonial Marines. This 4-inch metal rendering of the ruling xenomorph from Aliens is the perfect shape for removing bottle caps, and you can drink in peace knowing that the rest of her is somewhere far, far away. Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL148436, SRP: $18.00)

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Predator Unmasked Metal Bottle Opener
Predators love the heat, and nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing drink. Whether you’re slogging through an impenetrable jungle or hiding out in a Los Angeles barrio, use the mandibles on this metal Predator bottle opener to pop the cap off of your favorite bottled beverage. Plus, magnets on the back will hold it fast to your refrigerator or trophy case so you’ll never have to “hunt” for an opener again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #FEB152158, SRP: $18.00)

PredatorBottleOpener

The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally 12″ Coffin Doll Set
What’s this? What’s this? After a long absence, the stars of the stop-motion animation holiday classic Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas are back, just how you remember them! Re-creating the classic collectable figures of yesteryear, these 12-inch poseable figures of Jack Skellingon and his true love, Sally, feature real cloth costumes over articulated bodies and come packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. Limited to 1,000 numbered pieces. Originally designed and created in Japan. (Item #FEB152151, SRP: $99.99)

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Mattel’s WWE Figures Showing Their Teeth…and Claws…And Other Monster Parts

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Mattel likes to keep us on our toes! Even though we attend Toy Fair every year, they still like to throw some surprises at us, often turning up in the toy aisles with no warning whatsoever. Such was the case with last year’s WWE Mutants line, which saw your favorite wrestlers transformed into crocodile men, scorpion creatures, and multi-armed freaks of nature.

This year we’ve got a similar monster theme going, with the horrific personalities utilized being from a more familiar stable.

This lineup includes:

  • Asuka as The Phantom
  • Braun Strowman as Frankenstein
  • Chris Jericho as The Mummy
  • Jake “The Snake” Roberts as The Creature
  • Roman Reigns as The Werewolf
  • Undertaker as The Vampire

Execution is a mixed bag here. Since these are lower priced figures, it’s understandable if some paint and sculpting details are lost in production; and for my taste, the “mishaps” in this line lead more to hilarity than disdain, making me want to buy them all the more.

LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MASK FACE FOR ASUKA!!!

It’s like those pictures you see of someone trying to replicate a famous baker’s pop culture cake and their attempt comes out resembling a melty, deformed monstrosity. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIMMY!! No…don’t cry…aw damnit, Timmy. You tried.

I’m also forced to point and laugh at their Frankenstein. I totally get the patchwork idea presented here, but they seem to have sewn his tank top to his body…and that’s hysterical.

Check out the rest of the line below, and look for the lot in stores and at your favorite online toy dealer now.

Jericho:

Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Roman Reigns

The Undertaker

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Must-Own: The One:12 Collective Ghostbusters Deluxe Box Set

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Are you a huge Ghostbusters fan like I am? You are! Well, then you’ll be equally as excited as I was to hear that The One:12 Collective has an all-new Ghostbusters Deluxe Box Set coming our way October – December 2018.

The five-figure deluxe set featuring all four Ghostbusters (plus Slimer) and each boasting two head portraits: one natural and one scared expression, their own proton pack with a light-up feature, and uniforms which feature working zippers, functional pockets, nametags, and the Ghostbusters logo.

On top of that, the set also features the likeness of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson and each is packaged in a special edition, collector-friendly metal tin.

You can check out pics of the features below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The One:12 Collective Ghostbusters Set is available for pre-order HERE and will make their way into stores October – December 2018.

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Sideshow Teaming with Project Raygun on New Court of the Dead Tabletop Game

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If you’ve been reading this site for the past few years, you should be well aware of Sideshow’s awesome collectibles known as the Court of the Dead. If you’re as big a fan of the line as we are, then you’ll be excited to hear that a Kickstarter campaign is about to kick off for a tabletop game titled Court of the Dead: Mourners Call.

Mixing creepy cool Court of the Dead artwork and a bunch of awesome new super-detailed 3D miniatures, the game is going to be a must-have for Court fans, as well as any dark fantasy and horror enthusiasts. This highly anticipated campaign marks the latest collaborative effort between Project Raygun and Sideshow, and it will be managed by James Hudson of Druid City Games.

The Kickstarter launch is slated to commence in late April and run through mid-May. Those who contribute to the campaign have a chance to score a bunch of insane exclusives, and you can find out more by clicking here.

“Court of the Dead: Mourners Call is more than just a tabletop game; it’s an immersive in-world experience,” said Tom Gilliland, Sideshow Chief Creative Officer and creator of the Court of the Dead. Through highly-detailed card art and ornate 3D miniatures, players will be transported to the macabre and magical Underworld. Players face grave circumstances: They must balance both cooperative and competitive objectives by working with the other players to appease the morally bankrupt, oppressive celestial overlords in a way that achieves their own individual vision of a unified Underworld, ready to rise up in rebellion.

Stay up-to-date on Court of the Dead: Mourners Call news (and sign up for updates)  at MournersCall.com. A steady stream of exciting Kickstarter exclusives, deluxe milestone rewards, and special stretch goals will delight campaign supporters. For more information and details, visit ProjectRaygun.com. Learn more about Court of the Dead at CourtoftheDead.com.

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