We recently shared the news about the plans for 2022 from the Toy Association and helped broadcast their news about the Interim Toy Fair for 2021 which will be held in May of next year. See that announcement over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” by clicking HERE. Earlier today, the group revealed the finalists for the annual Toy Of The Year Awards and we’ll talk a little more about that after the logo.
For those who are newer to the toy industry pieces, the TOTY Awards are akin to The Oscars for films and as a member of the media who has attended Toy Fair for ten straight years now, I always look to do some kind of post about the awards. Since PiercingMetal readers can call action figure and collectible fans among their number, I am sharing those two groups of finalists for your review. The full list will be shared with a link over to “The Chronicles” down at the close. Continue reading The Toy Association Reveals The 2021 TOTY Finalists→
While the world might be on hold in terms of proper film releases, the folks that make the toys that often accompany a release are keeping hard at work with the products to come and have begun doing their reveals and even some releases just in time for the holiday season. We’ve just completed a very fun virtual event held by the fine folks at The Toy Insider with their “Holiday Of Play” happening and one of the awesome reveals came from Playmates Toys with some figures for the upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” film. Some of you might remember that this film was supposed to come out this past summer but the Coronavirus Pandemic pushed it back like so many other things. It will arrive next year now and my hope is that it will be on the big screen and not via my Playstation or Roku device. The images below come from Playmates Toys themselves and they are pretty straightforward. Let’s look and discuss
First up we have the 6” Godzilla figure and he is shooting a beam of that radioactive fire he is so famously known for. The package above looks very nice and as you can see by the out of package image he is poseable in as much as a creature like Godzilla might be. I will assume that the mouth and tail have some poseable nature but don’t quote me since I am not looking at a physical product here. There is also some “Battle Damage” which is pretty cool. Now onto the mighty Kong.
The Press Release:
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. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! This 6-inch LIGHTNING COLLECTION MIGHTY MORPHIN LORD DRAKKON EVO III Figure features premium paint and decorative details inspired by Boom Comics storyline Shattered Grid, with over 20 points of articulation for high poseability, and comes with damaged Power Ranger helmets, multiple other character-inspired accessories, and blast effect piece for more ways to play or display. The evil Lord Drakkon keeps the helmets of defeated Power Rangers as his trophies, displaying them by his throne to strike fear into the hearts of those who would oppose him.
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Do you want heavy? Super7 gives you heavy! Emerging from the darkest corner of heavy metal is the legend King Diamond! As one of heavy music’s most revered icons, King Diamond casts an imposing presence and Super7 is honored to welcome him to our ULTIMATES! Figures Collection. This made-to-order deluxe 7″ highly articulated figure features King Diamond from the classic Mercyful Fate era of the early-1980s. The figure is lavishly detailed and painted and features an epic assortment of interchangeable accessories:
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MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE MARVEL’S TOXIN Figure:
Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH-SCALE MARVEL’S TOXIN Figure, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. This high quality, realistic figure features premium design and detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display in a Marvel collection. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, and Amazon.