Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice Movie Masters Figures Announced for SDCC 2015

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are going to loom large at Comic-Con this year — and in toy boxes.
The superheroes of the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in theaters March 25, 2016) are bound to be a central component of the Warner Bros. movie panel at the San Diego Convention Center's cavernous Hall H on July 11. Their action figures will also be on display and available for fans to take home as Comic-Con exclusives during the convention that begins next Wednesday.

Mattel is selling a movie-inspired BvS two-pack ($30) with the likeness of Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman. Each of the 6-inch-tall figures comes with fabric capes, display bases that combine to form the film's iconic logo, and lights-and-sounds packaging teasing one of the big moments from the upcoming movie.

Fans of the Batfleck's new Batmobile can also pick up a Hot Wheels edition ($25) of the superhero ride, featuring a die-cast chassis and body, rubber tires and neato machine guns and missile launchers — all encased in limited-edition packaging.

Mattel has a new Barbie line coming in the spring, and at their booth the company is showcasing a doll based on actress Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman from Dawn of Justice. Standing 12 inches tall and featuring a sword, shield, tiara, bulletproof bracelets and her signature lasso of truth, Wonder Woman is part of the Barbie movie collection along with Superman and Batman.

And the Mattel booth is slated to display a life-sized Hot Wheels build of a Batman v Superman Twin Mill car designed to celebrate the film. Graphics on the car are inspired from the film suits of both heroes, and a die-cast toy version of the vehicle will be on sale in the spring as part of a movie-inspired Hot Wheels line.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

GeekSummit's ULTIMATE Sonic Screwdriver Prop Toy

Well, its been a little over a year since I thought I had perfected the Flickable Sonic Screwdriver. As time went on Character Options (Underground Toys) continued to release change after change to the design but still never finished giving us the ULTIMATE version of this prop replica toy. With ugly battery compartments and other goofy options that didn't really add anything to the toy, I was left hurting for the final revision before this Doctor adopts some new model all together. I love this model for its weird steampunk sensibility and refined look, but to keep giving us the same toy over and over again with no real advancement has been a disappointment.

I have done a small run of these Gallifrey Industries models for cosplayers and collectors alike and I think you'll like what you see.

As listed above this model features several upgrades that REALLY bring this toy up to near prop replica status while still maintaining lights & sounds.

• Rubberized Control Panel allows central operation of light & sounds in opened and closed positions
• Hidden activator allows operation of light & sound in closed position
• Tactile switch gives a touch of authenticity while also operating light & sound in opened position
• "Marbelized" emitter tip mutes the LED light to a nice bright glow
• Magnetic retractors release claws when flicked for authentic action
• Magnetic retractors pull sonic tightly closed for a nice tight presentation.
• Optional weathered finish gives the piece a nice touch of "History"