Wood as a material seems to be taking on a more prominent role in the Urban Vinyl scene, increasingly upstaging, well, vinyl. This may be best highlighted by previous releases such as the Misko Mini Series and the upcoming wooden Cherry Gumdrop release from 64 Colors. Each figure is hand made from Michigan cherry wood and is twice the size of a normal vinyl Gumdrop. Due out August 8th, the wooden Cherry Gumdrop will be priced at $125.
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McFarlane Toys is aiming to recreate the miniature wonder of Micro Machines with its new Halo Micro Ops line. Covering figures, vehicles and environments from the Halo trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo: Reach, Micro Ops features a 1:100/15mm scale. The line will feature sets big and small with prices ranging from $8 to $29. To view the entire Micro Ops line, check out McFarlane’s product selection at Spawn.com.
Launched in late 2011, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover will be making its way to the red planet with an approximate landing date of August the 6th. To commemorate the occasion, Hot Wheels will be releasing a model of the rover in September as part of its 2012 assortment, which consists of 247 different vehicles. The Mars Curiosity Rover cost $2.5 billion to build and is nuclear powered, but fortunately, the Hot Wheels version is radiation free and should only cost a little over $1.
KidRobot’s Dunny has taken on a brick and mortar facade with Task 1’s new series of customized figures. Named DunnyTown, the 17 figures series draws inspiration from buildings and the field of architecture. With the first three figures of the series already out, DunnyTown blind boxes are available for $60 each.
Standing at a whopping 13.5 inches tall and with a price tag of over $200, the ThreeA 1/6 scale Halo figures of Commander Carter and Commando Spartan MkV will soon be available for purchase starting August 1st. Based on characters from the popular video game franchise, each figure comes complete with armor that attaches magnetically to the figure as well as fiber optics that light up the helmet as well as various sensors on the suit. Continue reading ThreeA 1/6 Scale Halo Figures Make Their Entrance
Luke Skywalker’s battle with the Rancor carried out for Jabba The Hutt’s viewing pleasure came to be known as one of the most iconic scenes from the Star Wars movie franchise. Now, the scene, will soon be transformed into a LEGO set featuring a rather gargantuan figure of the Rancor himself. In addition,the new Jabba’s Palace set can sit atop the Rancor Pit to really bring the scene together. Priced at $59.99, the set will be available in January, 2013.
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Coming in at a whopping 1,428 pieces, the B-Wing Starfighter is slated to be the latest set to join the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series line. Surprisingly, the B-Wing Starfighter will be larger than minifigure scale, and will stand 15 inches tall, with a width of 26 inches. Scheduled to be released in October 2012 through LEGO Shop At Home and LEGO stores, the B-Wing will carry a hefty price tag of $199.99.