With the wealth of art at hand, we thought designing a comic book action figure would be easy. But artist Jason Fabok points out the back-and-forth process involved in turning a sketch into an action figure, using his work on the DC Essentials line as an example. Skip to 2:33.
The Spyra One is an electronic water gun. Instead of ejecting a stream, it shoots discrete “bullets” to up to 30 ft. It has a built-in pump that lets you refill the gun in seconds over a body of water. It also has a digital display that shows how many shots you have left.
K’Nex builder Thibault Art shows off “Pluto,” an incredible machine that involves a number of lifts, rotating tracks, a turntable, and loops to move balls through its 8 different pathways. It’s made from over 19,000 parts, and took him 16 months to plan and build.
The deluxe version of Hot Toys’ new Darth Maul sixth-scale action figure comes with the Star Wars villain’s Sith Speeder hoverbike. Not to mention its two insanely realistic swappable heads. It also comes with a Sith probe droid and two light-up lightsabers.
Saw imaginary sheep in half instead of counting them with Prime 1 Studio’s officially-licensed Bloodborne Saw Cleaver Pillow. Like its inspiration, the pillow can be folded and transformed. That said, we hope they can still fix it because the blade is reversed as it is.
YouTuber RedKB shows off an insanely complex Rubik’s Cube variant, a $750 cube which will challenge just about any puzzle fanatic. The YuXin HuangLong puzzle is made from 1947 individual pieces, and we can’t imagine how much work it takes to solve once scrambled.
1000Toys‘ 1/12th scale Hellboy action figure is straight out of Mike Mignola’s comic books. It comes with a swappable Beast of the Apocalypse head, the Excalibur sword, a gun, five hands and a removable cloth jacket. It will be exclusive to Dark Horse Direct.
The latest addition to the awesome LEGO Creator Expert series is a 1290 piece replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5. The model is packed with gadgets, including an ejector seat, rotating license plates, bullet shield, tire slashers, and machine guns.
Mondo’s latest Batman: The Animated Series sixth-scale action figure features the tragic villain Mr. Freeze. Its cel-shaded paint makes it look exactly like its cartoon counterpart. The Mondo exclusive version comes with a sad head and a Nora Fries tombstone.
NERF’s upcoming Laser Ops Pro toy guns are the company’s take on laser tag. The Alphapoint pistol and the Deltaburst rifle serve as both the weapons and the targets. A red dome on top of the gun serves as the target. They will be available 8/18 for $30 and $50 respectively.
LEGO engineering master Yoshihito Isogawa shows off a simple, but impressive creation. This circular train track has a ramp with an open end, and a pivoting motor drive in the center. As the train car increases in speed, it takes flight, and manages to nail the landing every time.
Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy Advent Children Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and Fenrir action figure set. The motorcycle has holsters to hold Cloud’s six Fusion component swords, and a completed Fusion Sword is included in the set. The bike also has light up parts.
BananenBuurman takes us on another fun ride on one of his LEGO railway constructions, this time taking a trip through his Grandpa’s factory, as tools, wood, and workbenches loom large. Want your own LEGO railway? Hit Trixbrix, and use code “crazybananen” for 10% off.
Funko is releasing a line of breakfast cereals called FunkO’s. Each cereal will come with sweet box art and a Pop! figure of the themed character. The first batch of FunkO’s will be available 7/2018 in a variety of stores, including GameStop, Hot Topic and FYE.
Hot Toys gives Ant-Man and The Wasp the sixth-scale treatment. These figures of the heroes come with masked and unmasked heads as well as swappable hands. The Ant-Man figure comes with a miniature Ant-Man and a shrunken lab, while The Wasp comes with two pairs of wings.