Toys

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Hot Toys recently announced a new line of Back to the Future collectibles, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the classic time-travel flick. The first toy will be the above 1/6th scale Marty McFly figure, and as you can see the toy actually features an uncanny Michael J. Fox’s likeness, along with other crucial details like clothes, sunglasses and that bulky ’80s camera! Here’s what the company had to say about the figure:

The movie-accurate Marty McFly Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and a number of accessories. Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a 1/6th scale guitar as bonus accessory.

Pretty cool, right? By the way, the DeLorean looks amazingly detailed too, and I’m pretty stoked to see that Marty also comes with a retro skateboard.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Preview night at SDCC was insane. Busy busy busy and a sea of humanity. But I did find a very shiny girl within that insanity over at the QMx booth.

Meet the newest QMx Serenity.

She’s 1:124 scale and based on the filming miniature with a length of 26.5 inches, width of 17 inches, and height 7.5 inches.

She also has an aluminum and steel internal armature with over 100 led lights and she’s handcrafted by the artisans at QMx.

Oh and, her engines turn in case of a need for a Crazy Ivan.

No word yet on release date or price, but she’s lovely to look at.

Head after the break to see more.

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It seems fitting that SDCC started on Batman Day.

What better way to celebrate 75 years of Batman than with this LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile?

You can buy it this week at Comic-Con for $39.99. No word on availability beyond the con.

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Remember Nick Fury’s flying fortress the Helicarrier, HQ for S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, Hot Toys is making their own version, and you know it will be huge and beyond spectacular. This is just one of three new products Hot Toys is teasing that relate to Marvel Studios properties.

Look past the break to see the other products teasing Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Everyone, shut up! Hot Wheels has turned a C5 Corvette into a giant love letter to Darth Vader. This life-size Hot Wheels car with red lightsaber trim is basically what Vader would be if after his death in Return of the Jedi (sorry, spoilers), he suddenly reincarnated as the living vehicle villain of Transformers 5: Sith Happens. Fans can get their own toy-sized version that comes in a red lightsaber display case.

Check out more images of the car and its cute toy counterpart after the break.

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In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (named after astronomer Edwin Hubble) was carried into orbit around Earth, where it continues making amazing discoveries to this day. Now, GRusso has submitted his design for a Lego version of the telescope to Lego Ideas, saying “A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its [the Hubble's] 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).”

The design is getting a lot of support, but still needs more if it’s going to have a real shot at being accepted.

More pictures of this well-designed (and strangely round) model telescope after the break.

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Mondo seems to be poised to take over the nerd world. It’s not enough that they already make amazing art and pop culture inspired clothing, nope — Mondo is making toys and they’re revealing them at SDCC.

They’ll be launching figures and collectibles for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock which you can see in person at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo’s booth (#835). Pricing and release date information will be revealed in the coming months.

Check out more pics and read the full press release after the break.

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In 1997, a Tokio Express container ship suffered an accident off the coast of Cornwall and released 62 containers into the sea. One such container held 4.8 million Lego pieces. Apparently, the shores of Cornwall have been the main landing ground for these lost Lego pieces which, coincidentally, are largely nautical themed. The manifest stated the container included: 4,200 black octopi, 13,000 spear guns, 97,500 scuba sets, 33,941 dragons and 418,000 flippers.

According to a report by the BBC, the locals of the nearby town of Perranporth have become very competitive about collecting the harder to find pieces. It’s kind of like a Lego fan’s treasure hunt.

That having been said, keep your eyes peeled while on the beach. Pieces could turn up just about anywhere.

More photos after the break.

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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

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If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).

Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.

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