British artist Robert Bradford has created a six foot tall sculpture of a Power Ranger using more than 650 Bandai Power Ranger figures. Mr.Bradford was commissioned by Bandai to create the sculpture to mark the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers brand. The six foot tall Power Ranger took more than 200 hours to complete and was built around a wooden frame. The Power Ranger sculpture was put on display at the London Toy Fair 2013, which ran from January 22nd to the 24th. Mr.Bradford has also created other works of art using toys. More of his works can be seen by visiting his official website.
The Power Rangers brand is perhaps best known for its live action TV series which have seen multiple iterations over the last 20 years. Based on the Japanese Super Sentai Series, the Power Rangers franchise first got its start in 1993, with the broadcasting of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show.
Living up to its company name, Gentle Giant will be releasing a “giant” action figure based on a vintage Star Wars Bossk figure made by Kenner. Standing a foot tall, roughly 4 times the size of the average Star Wars figure, the giant Bossk features articulation and an accessory blaster much like the original 3.75 inch tall Kenner version. Now available for pre-order, the Gentle Giant Jumbo Bossk Figure Kenner Figure will be priced at $80.00 and will be available in third quarter of 2013.
It has been 25 years since the release of the first Mega Man game, also known as Rockman in Japan, and to mark the occasion, a new D-Arts Mega Man figure from Tamashii Nations is set to be released on December 22nd. The figure features swappable hands and face, Mega Buster shot effect parts and Translucent pieces for the soles of the feet, earpieces and Mega Buster. Also included are D-Arts Rush and Met.
Priced at $44.99 / ¥3,675, the D-Arts Mega Man figure will be released on December 22nd in Japan and shorty after in the United States.
Hong Kong based toy manufacturer HeroCross is introducing a new Donald Duck action figure with an impressive 20 points of articulation. Part of the company’s Hybrid Metal Figuration line, the figure stands 14 cm / 5.5 in tall, and features a removable hat and interchangeable heads and hands. Set for an April release, the figure will be priced at ¥5,524 or about $65.
Next April will see the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a new fighting game from the creators of the legendary Mortal Kombat, that features characters from the DC Universe. April will also see the release of DC Collectibles line of 3.75 inch figures based on the characters from Injustice: Gods Among Us. DC will be selling the figures in pairs, with Deathstroke and Green Arrow (pictured above), and Wonder Woman and Solomon Grundy being the first sets that will be released. Priced at $29.95 a pair, more figure announcements are set to be forthcoming.
The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has previewed two new figures that will be a part of its soon to launch Figure Subscription Service. The two new figures include South American Bomb Disposal Expert: Theodore N. Thomas and the G.I. Joe team’s Criminal Investigations Division Military Police Officer: Sure Fire.