SKYBOUND’s The Walking Dead Lucille Patrol Set Review

A few years ago, Skybound revealed that they were releasing the Shiva Force line of The Walking Dead action figures. There were both sets that has a normal version, and a bloody version with blood splatter on different parts of the figures. The Shiva Force paid homage to the Tiger Force of G.I Joe back in the 1980’s. The packaging and the character cards of each figure brings back that feel when you first look at one of the G.I Joe figures when you were a kid. Featured in the Shiva Force pack is Rick Grimes, Michonne, Ezekiel, and Shiva. A few months later, the rival team Lucille Patrol (based on Python Patrol) made their way to battle Shiva Force. Here is my review of the Lucille Patrol set that features Negan, The Governor, Alpha, and Beta.

The Governor is first here and his appearance is based on issue #44 of the comic series right when the battle at The Prison begins. He comes with his mega phone and his pistol. He has a missing arm due to Michonne chopping it off way back at issue #33 and you can also see the blood spot at that part of his shoulder. His armor is the hardest part of the figure and the figure’s body can move left and right. It’s legs however, are very stiff and the knees cannot bend. However, of all the figures, I like his look the best in the entire set.

The leader of The Saviors is now the leader of Lucille Patrol. Based out of his debut on issue #100, Negan comes in style with a knife that can be placed in his holster and his signature weapon, Lucille. His jacket is also grey with the barbed wire pattern. I originally thought that his jacket would be the same as the box but I am okay with that. I also love the blood splatter on his head and it looks in a way that he bashed someone’s head in with Lucille.

Coming next, is the first in command of The Whisperers and she is called Alpha. She us the smallest of the entire set and I love the paint job the designers did on her. Her oroboros belt buckle is red this time instead of yellow and her undershirt is bright green. The only drawback is that she does not come with an extra head where she is unmasked along with her machete. Her first figure that was released in 2015 did come with those accessories with the sawed off shotgun like the one you see here. I also do like that the gun could be attached to her hand which is something that should have been done for the rest of the figures on this set. This is also based on her first appearance on issue #132.

The second in command of The Whisperers arrives as he is the final member of the Patrol as Beta slashes his way through the box. Based on his first appearance on issue #154, he is very tall and intimidating. His two large bloody knives comes with the set and for a big figure, he is the easiest to move the limbs of the figure. His large trench coat never feels like it is in the way at all and the detail of his whisperer mask is spot on.

This set is worth to have in your collection especially if you already have the Shiva Force set. McFarlane and Skybound always knock it out the park with the attention to detail with The Walking Dead characters whether if it is the television show or the comic series. These will be more rare to find in the future so pick them up when you can.

Also, check Rob’s review of the Shiva Force set when you get a chance.

 

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Hasbro Reveals ‘Power Rangers Beast Morphers’ Roleplay Line

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS CHEETAH BEAST Blaster

(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

Get ready to Go Go POWER RANGERS! The POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS CHEETAH BEAST Blaster looks like a Cheetah Zord, ready to pounce, but can morph into blaster mode for soft dart-firing action! Powered by NERF, the CHEETAH BEAST Blaster comes with 3 darts, ready for morphinominal action against any opponent. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and onHasbroPulse.com.

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS ELECTRONIC CHEETAH CLAW

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019)

When the Red Ranger powers up in Red Fury Mode, he uses the strength of the Cheetah Claw to take on his enemies. Kids can imagine battling their foes alongside their favorite Rangers when they wield the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS ELECTRONIC CHEETAH CLAW! Inspired by the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS series, the ELECTRONIC CHEETAH CLAW toy features reactive sound effects that respond to kids’ movements as they imagine battling monsters and villains as one of the Power Rangers. Kids can strap the ELECTRONIC CHEETAH CLAW toy to their hand, then make a slashing motion to extend the claws. Pushing a button on the handle makes them retract again, ready for more action. Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and onHasbroPulse.com

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST-X ELECTRONIC SABER

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2019)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action, and adventure to fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro, celebrating Ranger teams from MIGHTY MORPHIN to the BEAST MORPHERS. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! With the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BEAST-X ELECTRONIC SABER,kids can imagine battling their foes alongside their favorite Rangers! Inspired by the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS series, the BEAST-X ELECTRONIC SABER features lights and reactive sound effects that respond to kids’ movements as they imagine battling monsters and villains as one of the Power Rangers. Swinging the BEAST-X ELECTRONIC SABER firmly 7 times unlocks “Beast Mode,” with special light and battle sound effects.Find other POWER RANGERS figures and gear, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroPulse.com.

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Mask Assortment

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! Mask up like the Red or Blue Power Ranger with the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS RED RANGER MASK and the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS BLUE RANGER MASK. Both masks features design inspired by the POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS TV show, so kids can imagine leading the POWER RANGERS in the battle to protect the Morph-X. From Halloween, to party time, or every day adventures, kids can imagine jumping into action with the BEAST MORPHERS Mask Assortment! Each sold separately. Find other POWER RANGERS roleplay gear and figures, including POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS toys, to expand the morphinominal action. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroPulse.com.

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS CHEETAH BLADE

(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Spring 2019)

Inspired by the TV series POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS, imagine battling the bad guys as the Red Ranger with a sword inspired by his cheetah power! The POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS CHEETAH BLADE looks like it’s ready for action with its cool plastic blade projecting from the mouth of the cheetah handle. Go Go Power Rangers! Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroPulse.com.

News Item: Kingdom Hearts 3 Goes Better with Toys from DST!

Kingdom Hearts 3 Goes Better with Toys from DST!

On the eve of the launch of Kingdom Hearts III, the long-awaited video game sequel, DST has a plethora of new Kingdom Hearts products in the works based on the entire franchise! From action figures to vinyl figures to resin busts, there’s something for every kind of collector hitting stores between now and this summer!

In comic shops and specialty stores now, the second series of Kingdom Hearts Select action figures features the world of Space Paranoids, pairing Sora with Sark, Goofy with Tron, and Organization 13 Mickey with an Assassin Heartless! Look for Sora, Goofy and an exclusive Timeless Pete at Walgreens, and Sora, Tron with an exclusive Soldier Heartless, and an exclusive unhooded Mickey with Assassin at GameStop.

Also at GameStop, four exclusive Kingdom Hearts Gallery PVC Dioramas are now available, spotlighting Sora, Goofy, Pete and Mickey with Donald. Ranging from 6 to 9 inches tall, each sculpture is made of high-quality plastic, and features high-quality paint details. They can also be ordered on GameStop.com.

In comic shops and specialty stores, the Kingdom Hearts 3 Vinimates vinyl figures are based on the game’s new Toy Story looks. Featuring Sora, Donald and Goofy, each 4-inch block-styled figure has an articulated neck for additional posing options.

Kingdom Hearts Minimates have captured the game’s main characters in 2-inch mini-figure format for two series so far, including characters from Space Paranoids – Tron, Sark, and SP versions of Donald and Goofy. The spring will deliver the light cycle from Space Paranoids, packaged with an exclusive figure of Space Paranoids Sora!

Coming this spring, the first Kingdom Hearts III Select action figures will be Sora in his new look and the sorceress Maleficent! Packaged in a 2-pack, each 7-inch scale figure features up to 16 points of articulation, and includes an accessory – Sora with his Shooting Star Keyblade, and Maleficent with her staff and raven Diablo. Sora’s compatriots Goofy and Donald will also get a re-release in their own two-pack, with shield and scepter accessories, respectively.

Also in the spring, The Legends in 3D line of half-scale resin busts brings to life Sora as he appears in the new game! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, Sora is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. It was designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios!

Then in the summer, Kingdom Hearts Minimates Series 3 visits the worlds of Kingdom Hearts 3!Three two-packs make up the assortment, featuring Toy Story Sora with Wreck it Ralph, Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow with Pirate Donald, and Mickey Mouse with Maleficent! Each 2-inch mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts and accessories.

Pick up or pre-order from your local comic shop or favorite online retailer, or visit shop.diamondselecttoys.com/kingdom-hearts!

Bluefin Details Exciting Product Exhibits For NY Toy Fair 2019

BLUEFIN TO SHOWCASE EXCITING UPCOMING RELEASES FOR ICONIC POP CULTURE PROPERTIES AT TOY FAIR 2019

Leading Collectibles Distributor Heads To The Toy Industry’s Largest Annual Event With Hot New Products For Popular Properties Including Godzilla, Transformers, Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers And Mobile Suit Gundam

Anaheim, CA, January 24, 2019 – Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has detailed its exhibit showcase for Toy Fair 2019.

Bluefin heads to the toy industry’s largest annual North American trade show with a colorful array of soon-to-be released collectibles and products from leading brands such as Tamashii Nations, Bandai Shokugan, Storm Collectibles and Flame Toys. Attendees are invited to catch first-look opportunities for the latest additions to popular product lines from these companies including Godzilla, Transformers, Mortal Kombat, Mobile Suit Gundam and Power Rangers.

Bluefin will be located at Booth #5335.

Toy Fair 2019 takes place February 16-19 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan, NY and is a leading annual industry event produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), a non-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in manufacturing and distributing toys and youth entertainment products to consumers. Show details are available at: http://www.toyfairny.com.

BANDAI TAMASHII NATIONS

Bandai S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 2019 · MSRP: $70.00

Available June 2019

Godzilla returns in a new release depicting the iconic King of Monsters as he is seen in the new live-action film hitting theatres this year. Based on the same 3D information used in the film, and overseen by the legendary sculptor, Yuji Sakai, Godzilla features accurate proportions, details, and coloration and the overall quality and detail collectors have come to expect from the S.H.MonsterArts product line. The set also includes the fire-breath effects and stand for the accessory.

BANDAI SHOKUGAN

Shokugan Mobile Suit Gundam Micro Wars · MSRP: $8.00 each

Available May 2019

A new compact line of iconic vehicles and mecha from the venerable Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Product line includes a combination of diminutive and highly detailed iconic Mobile Suits featuring movable pilot figures. Figures can be placed in the cockpits of select releases.

The Shokugan Gundam Micro Wars product line includes:

  • Gundam Mobile Suit RX-78
  • Type 61 Battle Tank & 3 figures (featuring Amuro Ray figure & 2 EFGF soldiers)
  • Char’s Zaku Mobile Suit
  • Mass Production Type Zaku Mobile Suit
  • Magella Attack Tank & 3 figures (featuring Char Aznable figure & 2 Zeon soldiers)

Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Astro Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · $42.00

Available March 2019

The Astro Megaship served as the base and primary Megazord for the Space Rangers depicted in Power Rangers in Space. It would later become the Galaxy Rangers’ base of operations. The completed kit can easily transform from the Megaship/Megashuttle form into robot form. The Astro Megazord also may be combined with the Delta Megzaord to form the mighty Astro Delta Megazord.

Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Delta Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · $42.00

Available March 2019

The Delta Megaship is the second Megaship Zord of the Red Space Ranger from the Power Rangers in Space TV Series. It was controlled remotely by the Red Space Ranger’s Battilizer Gauntlet. The completed kit can easily transform from the Megaship/Megashuttle form into robot form. The Delta Megazord also may be combined with the Astro Megzaord to form the mighty Astro Delta Megazord.

FLAME TOYS

Flame Toys Transformers Bumblebee Furai Model Kit · MSRP: $50.00

Available March 2019

The 4th release in Flame Toys’ hit Transformers model series of features Bumble Bee. Fans and collectors will appreciate the exceptional articulation with over 50 moveable joints. The completed kit stands 5.1 inches tall – 5.7 inches with the helicopter accessory. Boldly colored parts simple assembly make Bumblebee ideal for model kit beginners. Solid hard plastic ABS & PS construction also makes the kit suitable for advanced builders to add custom paint and detailing.

STORM COLLECTIBLES

Storm Collectibles “Baraka” Mortal Kombat 1/12 Scale Figure · MSRP: $70.00

Available March 2019

Storm Collectibles expands its line of legendary video game characters with Baraka from Mortal Kombat. Baraka led the attack against Liu Kang’s Shaolin Temple and he belongs to a nomadic race of mutants living in the waste-lands of the Outworld. Baraka’s fighting skills gained the attention of Shao Kahn who recruited him into his army. As a “kontestant” in the Mortal Kombat tournament, he will ensure his emperor’s claim to Earthrealm. Superior articulation allows one to recreate all of Baraka’s signature fighting moves. Accessories include: Interchangeable Head Sculpts, Interchangeable Blades, Interchangeable Hands and Blade Spark Effect Injury Effects.

DC COLLECTIBLES GETS ARTSY, HEADS TO DESIGNERCON 2018

DC COLLECTIBLES GETS ARTSY, HEADS TO DESIGNERCON 2018

Exclusive DC Artists Alley Figure from HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque, Custom Prints and More Surprises in Store at DC Collectibles Booth (#1500)

DC Collectibles, DC’s in-house line of high-end collectibles, will make its DesignerCondebut, showcasing some of the company’s most cutting-edge collectibles at this year’s convention from November 16-18, 2018, in Anaheim, CA.

Taking center stage at the show is DC Collectibles’ artist-focused designer vinyl line, DC Artists Alley. DC Artists Alley is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most iconic characters. At DesignerCon, DC Collectibles will debut a DC Artists Alley convention exclusive variant of HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s Nightwing figure. The design embodies Nooligan’s signature offbeat art style and features a “streetwear” makeover of Dick Grayson, complete with casual sneakers and a custom Nightwing varsity jacket. The standard version hits stores in December 2018, but a special-edition black-and-gold Eclipse variant will be available to purchase exclusively at the convention. The con exclusive is limited to 200 pieces and includes an original sketch of a Batman family character, hand-drawn by Nooligan.

DC Collectibles will also give fans an up-close look at upcoming DC Artists Alley figures from artists Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo. Ledbetter’s anthropomorphicspin on Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman and Robin will be on display in the DC Collectibles booth alongside Zullo’s whimsical transformations of Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Both sets of figures will hit stores in 2019, but fans attending the show can purchase custom art prints from each artist…and that’s not all. DC Collectibles will also debut additional DC Artists Alley figures from a surprise artist to be announced at the show…stay tuned!

Here is the complete list of items available to purchase at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500):

  • DesignerCon Exclusive: DC Artists Alley Nightwing Eclipse Variant Designer Vinyl 6.75″ figure (MSRP: $100.00) – Limited to 200 pieces
  • Clutter Double Cast Batman 7″ figure (MSRP: $195.00) – Only 30 pieces will be sold at the show; Features glow-in the-dark skeleton
  • Limited-Edition Art Prints designed by Chrissie Zullo and Joe Ledbetter (MSRP: $40.00 each) – Limited to 50 prints per design
  • Limited-Edition Enamel Pins (MSRP: $10.00 each) – Limited to 50 pins per design