SDCC 2015: Hands On With Disney Infinity 3.0

I was fortunate enough to stop by the Disney Infinity pop-up shop at SDCC this weekend and get some hands on time with the newest version of the latest in Disney’s entry to the figure-based interactive game market, Disney Infinity 3.0

Not only can you use characters from every previous incarnation of the game (and by the time this one has all of its play sets out, there will be over 100 playable characters), but they really seem to have put in the effort to listen to their players and work out the kinks in the gameplay. I am going to chalk this one up to the inclusion of Star Wars, it is one license that you really do not want to screw up. There will be three Star Wars play sets,Twilight of the Republic; which focuses on the Prequels and Clone Wars and features Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Darth Maul. Rise Against the Empire, which focuses on the Original Trilogy, and featuresPrincess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader. And third set that will feature characters and settings from The Force Awakens this winter. They have also produced figures from the awesome animated series Rebels as well, and all Star Wars characters are playable in every Star Wars play set.

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Bruce Banner Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

You can now complete your Avengers collection with the Bruce Banner Sixth Scale Figure! People have been asking about him for awhile and he’s now available! The nice part is he’ll only set you back $189.99. If you still need to add Hulk to your shelf, you can buy a package deal for $509.99.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present the hightly anticipated Bruce Banner Sixth Scale Figure for fans of The Avengers! Based on the image of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in The Avengers, this figure features a newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume and accessories and will be the perfect addition to Marvel collections everywhere!

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Marvel Universe LIVE – Loki to Appear

Marvel Universe LIVE has slowly been announcing which characters will be appearing when the show hits the road. I for one plan on taking my nephew to see this if it comes to the area. Now it’s been announced that the and only Loki will be joining the group. Is there anyway we can get Tom to come back and take over the role? Maybe? Please?

Loki is currently burning up the screen in “Thor: The Dark World” and it may be awhile until the breakout character returns to cinemas, but that isn’t the only time fans will get a taste of his unique brand of villainy. Today, Feld Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment announced that Loki’s wily skills will be on stage at Marvel Universe LIVE! alongside other top Marvel villains such as Red Skull, Dr. Aldrich Killian, AIM and the Chitauri Warriors.

If you aren’t familiar with Marvel Live

Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring Marvel’s most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour 85 North American cities in its first two years. In association with Feld Entertainment, it will redefine the live show experience by integrating a Marvel character driven story with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and countless other show elements.

And here’s a look at the costume design!

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Thor: The Dark World Hot Toys Now Up For Order

Hot Toys saw fit to grace us with a pair of different Thor The Dark World Hot Toys Thor figures this morning. One of them is the super-limited Hot Toys Thor Light Asgardian Armor Version that’s going sleeveless, while the other figure is this standard MMS 224 Thor sixth scale figure (with sleeves!). In general I always end up wanting the hard-to-get exclusive Hot Toys figures, but in a weird twist of fate, for a change it’s the non-limited version of this Hot Toys figure that I prefer… and this Hot Toys Thor the Dark World 1/6 scale figure is now up for order!

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Hot Toys previously announced that they had the license to make Thor: The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figures, so I’d been looking forward to seeing the new Loki and Thor figures for a while.

Well, we don’t get to see Loki yet (to the chagrin of millions of Tom Hiddleston fangirls worldwide), but we did get to see two versions of the Thor 2 Hot Toys Thor today! I’m not real excited about the limited Light Asgardian Armor Thor Hot Toys figure (as you may have heard), but the standard release of the Hot Toys Thor 2 figure has me psyched.

Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Chris Hemsworth Head SculptThis figure (and its limited counterpart) both feature what I consider to be easily Hot Toys’ best Chris Hemsworth Thor head sculpt ever. I know some people aren’t overly enamored with the open mouth on this figure, but I definitely think this is the most spot-on likeness of Chris Hemsworth I’ve ever seen seen released in toy form from Hot Toys (or any other company, for that matter).

Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Thor Sixth Scale Figure & AccessoriesThere are a few extra things that you get with this Hot Toys MMS 224 Thor 2 figure that you don’t get with the Light Asgardian Version (I mean, besides sleeves). One is a cardboard Asgardian emblem that you can use as a pseudo-base for the Thor sixth scale figure. We’ve seen this huge, alien emblem in trailers for Thor: The Dark World movie when Thor teleports to Earth, so it’s obviously of some significance (even though we don’t know yet know the exact nature of the Asgardian emblem). And moreoever, it just looks cool with Thor standing on the Asgardian emblem.

Thor The Dark World Hot Toys Figure Wearing Black PonchoIn addition, only this regular release of the Hot Toys Thor The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figure includes the slick black poncho accessory for Thor to wear. This is a very distinct and interesting look for Thor, and I’m grateful it can be recreated without having to buy another Thor Movie Masterpiece Series figure for $200+ just to get the poncho.

MMS 224 Hot Toys Thor 2 Movie Masterpiece Series FigureThe Hot Toys Thor: The Dark World Movie Masterpiece Series figure is now available for order through the Sideshow Collectibles website. Though I already have the Hot Toys Avengers Thor 1/6 figure, to me this is the definitive Hot Toys Thor sixth scale figure and was an instant purchase.

What about you, Marvel collectors? Will you be adding this Hot Toys Thor 2 to your collection, his sleeveless variant, or no new Thor at all?

Forget Batman, Hot Toys’ Catwoman Is What I Want!

The Batman train keeps rolling right along with Hot Toys unveiling a new 1:6 scale figure, Catwoman! Featuring the likeness of Anne Hathaway, this meticulously crafted figure is a must own for fans of the movie and of high quality figures alike. I think this figure has lead me to want that Batpod cycle she is pictured with too! Also as a bonus, there is an exclusive hollow 1:6 scale Batman helmet that is only available through Sideshow Collectibles (for most territories). Here is the official press release with specs and a full gallery below. Be sure to leave comments below letting us know what you think.

Following the great response of The Dark Knight Rises movie and our movie-accurate collectibles, Hot Toys is proud to present the highly anticipated female character – the 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure from this movie. The collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Anne Hathaway as the prominent character Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt, hair implantation, highly detailed costume and accessories. — The Dark Knight Rises: Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure ~ MMS Series ~ The 1/6th scale Selina Kyle/ Catwoman Collectible Figure specially features: – Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises movie – Newly developed head sculpt with eye mask and movie-accurate make-up – Real fabric hair implantation in long brown straight hair – Approximately 28 cm tall – TrueType body with over 28 points of articulations – Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: – One (1) pair of relaxed palms – One (1) pair of fists – One (1) pair for riding Bat-pod – One (1) right palm for holding pistol – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted Costume : – One (1) set of one-piece black patterned jumpsuit with belt – One (1) pair of black high-heel boots Weapon: – One (1) pistol Accessories: – One (1) pair of googles – Figure stand with patterns of water drops, with Selina Kyle/ Catwoman nameplate and the movie logo Special Edition – Bonus Accessory (for selected markets only): – One (1) 1/6th scale Batman mask Artists: – Head Sculpted by K.A. Kim – Head Painted by JC.HONG – Head Art Directed by Kojun Release date: Q1, 2013 **Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different TM & © DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s12) DC Comics Collectibles Selina Kyle / Catwoman Sixth Scale Figure – EXCL Version (TDKR): $194.99 © 2012 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Save 20% On A Marvel iPhone Covers!

If you’re pissed you didn’t snag a free Captain America iPhone cover at San Diego Comic Con, don’t worry. While it might not be free now, you can buy one from Performance Designed Products! They don’t just offer Captain America though. You’ll find other Marvel awesomeness such as Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man and more! They cost $29.99 and can be used with the iPod touch 4 and/or the iPhone 4.

In order to save 20% and get free shipping use code “comiccon2011.” The code is good until the end of August!

Mezco Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Planned For Comic-Con

MTV Geek released information today for yet another San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. If you’re into creepy dolls, then these are perfect for you.

Mezco Toyz Reveals Summer Exclusive: Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Series 7-Variant Edition

As the world of fandom collectively counts down to the July 18th start of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, Mezco adds fuel to the flames of excitement by revealing the details of one of their Summer Exclusives:Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Series 7-Variant Edition!

The Living Dead Dolls Resurrection Set claws its way from the grave for 2013.The latest dolls to be reimagined for the collection are: Revenant, Dahlia, Lust, & Killbaby.

All four feature glass-like eyes that seem to peer into your very soul. Each member of this limited edition quartet of the damned comes with its own death certificate, and entombed in its own coffin.