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How Toy Figurines are Made

How Toy Figurines are Made

A look inside a factory that makes collectible figurines, as its designs go from sketch, to digital model, to wax model, to silicone mold, to plastic model, to plaster cast, to metal die for creating the final production pieces. Those pieces are then hand-painted and assembled.

Tamiya Centipede Robot

Tamiya Centipede Robot
$39  Buy Link Comment

This robot kit from Japanese toymaker Tamiya lets you build a creepy crawly insect inspired by real-life giant centipedes. This 15″ long critter isn’t quite as indimidating as the real deal thanks to its blue body, but anything with this many legs creeps us out.

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Ultraman Anime Action Figure

Ultraman Anime Action Figure
$129  Buy Comment

Threezero’s sixth scale action figure based on the upcoming CGI Netflix anime series. The figure has 40 points of articulation and has die-cast zinc alloy parts. It has LEDs on its eyes and chest. It comes with four pairs of hands and a pair of Specium Blades.

Pokémon Dugtrio Brothers Figure

Pokémon Dugtrio Brothers Figure
$120  Buy Comment

Now these are gym leaders. Ojitendo Studio designed this silly figure that imagines Pokémon’s goofy Dugtrio triplets as bodybuilders. The figure also comes with a pot and a soil effect for display, but why hide all those rippling, shiny muscles?

Batman Shogun Statue

Batman Shogun Statue
~$1480  Buy Comment

XM Studios‘ latest masterpiece is this handcrafted and hand-painted 1:4 porcelain statue that depicts the Dark Knight as a samurai. The Batman Shogun statue comes with three heads, two left arms, two right arms, and two chest emblems.

MetaFly Winged Drone

MetaFly Winged Drone
$78+  Pledge Comment

The MetaFly is a winged remote-controlled toy that flies and glides like a bird. It’s agile and safe enough to use indoors. But it’s also flexible and tough enough to withstand the outdoors. It lasts up to 8 min per charge and goes up to 11 mph.

Nendoroid Black Panther

Nendoroid Black Panther
~$64  Buy Comment

The Nendoroid action figure of our hero has two unmasked heads, one masked head and two slashing effect parts. But that’s not all – it comes with a miniature diorama of the Wakanda battle from Avengers: Infinity War.

NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF’s toy arms get bigger and badder thanks to the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. It’s a minigun-style launcher that fires eight darts per second. It has a 50-dart drum and comes with 50 foam projectiles. It will be available Fall 2019 for $100.

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set
$24  Buy Comment

We’re all familiar with the simple game that Google Chrome lets us play when the Internet is down. Artist Andrew Bell originally designed this real version of the dinosaur and cacti for Google, but now you can own them as well.

Katamari Damacy Prince and Ball Plush

Katamari Damacy Prince and Ball Plush
$36  Buy Comment

Fangamer’s officially licensed Katamari Damacy Prince and Katamari Ball Plush. The ball measures 8″ in diameter and has magnets inside its raised dots, so you can actually stick objects to it and make it grow. Fangamer also has new Katamari sweater and hat for fans.

PowerUp FPV

PowerUp FPV
$79  Buy Comment

PowerUp FPV turns paper airplanes into drones. It can stream footage from its 640×480 camera to a mobile device up to 300ft. away, so you can see what it sees. It flies up to 20mph and lasts 10min on its hot swappable battery. Save over 40% in The Awesomer Shop.

Nendoroid Iron Man Mk. 50

Nendoroid Iron Man Mk. 50
~$70  Buy Comment

The Nendoroid Iron Man Mk. 50 action figure is based on Tony Stark’s nanotech suit from Avengers: Infinity War. It comes with a ton of accessories, including wing parts and a reactor effect part. It also has an alternate unmasked head.

LEGO Creator Ford Mustang Set

LEGO Creator Ford Mustang Set
$150  Buy Link Comment

LEGO worked with Ford to create this detailed replica set of a 1960s Ford Mustang. You can clearly see its big block V8, nitrous oxide tank, air scoop and 5-spoke rims. The set can be customized with the included supercharger, spoilers, exhaust pipes and license plates.

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Solid Snake SD Statue

Solid Snake SD Statue
$100  Buy Comment

First 4 Figures presents a 8″ tall chibi statue of Solid Snake as he appeared in the original Metal Gear Solid. It comes with a light-up base and interchangeable eyes. It also comes in a translucent green variant and a neon green variant.

Nendoroid PUBG Lone Survivor

Nendoroid PUBG Lone Survivor
~$47  Buy Comment

The Lone Survivor from the hit battle royale game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is ready to outlast your other toys. The action figure comes with a helmet with a visor that can be raised or lowered. It also comes with an AK, an M9 and of course a frying pan.

NECA Bob Ross Action Figure

NECA Bob Ross Action Figure
$33  Buy Comment

NECA’s Bob Ross action figure depicts the artist as he appeared in his show The Joy of Painting. The figure stands 8″ tall and is fully articulated. It comes with a large easel display, a palette, two brushes, a palette knife, and a painting of happy little trees.

LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Ideas member Brick-A-Brac presents this concept for a 1:8 scale kit of Lamborghini’s limited edition carbon fiber beast. The Centenario is made of 2712 pieces and has a rear wing that can be moved by rotating the exhaust pipe.

LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones

LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones
$60  Buy Comment

Based on a proposal by LEGO Ideas member Andrew Clark, set #21316 includes minifigs of the Flintstones Fred and Wilma, and their neighbors Barney and Betty. It comes with the Flintstone residence, their car and even a huge dinosaur rib. They left out Dino though.

3A Destiny 2 Titan Action Figures

3A Destiny 2 Titan Action Figures
$199  Buy Comment

3A’s sixth-scale Destiny 2 Titan action figure comes with a Ghost, a Sentinel Shield, a Sweet Business rifle, and a Better Devils hand cannon. It also comes with three pairs of hands. It comes in three colorways, with one being exclusive to Bungie’s online store.

X-Tankcopter Drone

X-Tankcopter Drone

Xerall’s X-Tankcopter drone weighs just 0.27 lb and has durable treads and arms. It’s equally agile on land and on air. You can make it drift, spin and climb small obstacles. It lasts up to 15 min per charge. It comes with a remote control and a smartphone headset attachment.

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Cola Can Gatling Gun

Cola Can Gatling Gun

We’ve seen toy weapons made from Coca-Cola cans, but this build from The S (not to be confused with The Q) is designed to launch the aluminum soda cans. The spinning cardboard and PVC gatling gun rapidly fires off eight Coke cans in just a couple of seconds.

Ghostbusters x Transformers

Ghostbusters x Transformers
$50  Buy Comment

Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite

World’s Smallest Lite-Brite
$8  Buy Comment

SuperImpulse makes tiny versions of classic toys, from Stretch Armstrong to the Etch-a-Sketch. But one of our childhood favorites was the precursor to pixel art – the Lite-Brite. This mini version measures just 3″ wide x 2.75″ high, and includes 150 tiny pegs to lose.

NERF Rival Prometheus

NERF Rival Prometheus
$150  Buy Link Comment

NERF expert Coop772 checks out their latest mega-weapon, the Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K blaster. This fully-automatic monster can fire 8 rounds per second. It’s carried low like a portable gatling gun, and its magazine holds up to 200 high-impact foam rounds.

Jack Burton Collectible Figure

Jack Burton Collectible Figure
$240  Buy Comment

Big Trouble in Little China’s hero gets an detailed sixth-scale (12″) figure from Sideshow Collectibles. It features a great head sculpt of a young Kurt Russell, his denim jacket, sleeveless tee, leather boots, miniature weapons, and even Lo Pan’s Guardian. Limited to 1500 pieces.

K’Nex Amusement Park

K’Nex Amusement Park

Dr. Richard L. Behrendt loves to build things using K’Nex construction toys. Check out his collection of eight amusement park rides, including roller coasters, a ferris wheel, swing ride, carousel, and other thrilling miniature attractions. The park also lights up at night.

Hot Toys Captain Marvel Action Figure

Hot Toys Captain Marvel Action Figure
$266  Buy Comment

Hot Toys has revealed its sixth-scale action figure of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel from the hero’s upcoming movie. The action figure is about 11.4″ tall and comes with an unmasked head, a light up masked head, two mohawks, seven hands and a cat figure.

The Shining Living Dead Dolls

The Shining Living Dead Dolls
$80/set of 2  Buy Comment

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. MezcoToyz’s ups the creepy factor with new figures based on Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. First up are the talking Grady Twins, ready to egg you on at every turn, and soon, we’re getting Jack Torrance.

Micro Scale RC Equipment

Micro Scale RC Equipment

We’ve seen some amazing remote-controlled vehicles before, but never ones this teensy. Monsterchannel24 shared footage of these 1/87th-scale trucks, excavators, cranes, and other micro machines in action at Germany’s Faszination Modellbau.

Figma Mercy Action Figure

Figma Mercy Action Figure
~$80  Buy Comment

“Heroes never die!” Overwatch‘s popular support character Mercy is here to protect your toys. The Figma Mercy action figure is 6.1″ tall and comes with two faces, a Caduceus Staff, a Caduceus Blaster, eight hands and attachable wing effect parts.

The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Kit

The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Kit
$25  Buy Comment

“I’m being your goddamn slave is what I’m being man!” The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Karate Kit packs replicas of props from the original film – the headband, a pin, a “Paint the House” note, a pair of chopsticks, and a registration form for the All Valley championship.

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