BBTS News: Transformers, Diaclone, Disney, Anime, Star Wars, Mythic Legions, Voltron & More!

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Tons of new figures are up this week. The newest Transformers are Generations Selects Shattered Glass Optimus Prime & Ratchet. Banpresto and MegaHouse have anime fans covered with all the figures from Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece, Naruto, Dr. Stone and more. New Pop! figures include Disney, DBZ, and Halo. The next figure in the Mythic Legions line is Shadow Equaddron. Tormund Giantsbane is the next 1/6 scale figure from Game of Thrones. Rebor has three new replicas. Two new X-Men Battle Diorama Series statues are up with Deadpool and The Blob. Dark Souls has a model kit of Knight of Astora Oscar and Chaos Witch Quelaag.

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Hot items have arrived. Marvel Legends Retro Collection Marvel’s Kingpin is here! Super7 in stock include Deluxe Conan the Barbarian, Deluxe Voltron, and Deluxe Toxie. Great Ape Vegeta is here from the S.H.Figuarts line. Also in that line we have two figures from the movie Black Widow. The Wind Raider Attack Mega Construx set is here from Masters of the Universe Based on the comic Batman: Last Knight On Earth, Quantum Mechanix presents the Batman Q-Fig Elite. Anyone looking to create an awesome diorama or take some cool action figure photos, can now do so with the Bar 1/12 scale pop-up diorama.

BBTS News: Marvel Legends, Michael Myers, Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers, Star Wars, Transformers, Predator & More!

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An all new wave of Venom Marvel Legends is here with six new figures and a Build-A-Figure Venompool. Four new 1/6 scale Michael Myers figures by Trick or Treat Studios are available as well. The next Transformers Generations Selects figure is Bug Bite! McFarlane’s Mortal Kombat figures continue with Baraka and Kitana. The next wave of Power Ranger Lightning Collection figures includes the MMPR Black Ranger, Goldar, Zeo Red Ranger and In Space Yellow Ranger. Predator is joining the MegaBox figure series. Eaglemoss has tons of new items to choose from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Alien, WWE, Doctor Who and more! Jada Toys Nano Metalfigs and Hollywood Rides are turning Transformers, Marvel and DC characters into tiny metal figures. The Acid Rain line is also bringing some new figures with Tamara, the War Correspondent set, and the Interceptor Camelbot HR52e.

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There are a bunch of new arrivals to choose from. The Star Wars: The Black Series figures of Zeb and Hera from Star Wars Rebels are here. Fans of The Mandalorian can grab a couple Geeki Tikis and more. Six dinosaurs from Nanmu Studios’ Jurassic Series are now in stock. S.H.Figuarts Goku (Kaio-ken) is gleaming pearlescent paint. Azrael is here to join Batman and the Joker in McFarlane’s DC Multiverse series from Batman: White Knight. TBLeague’s 1/12 scale Captain Sparta features a seamless body with metal skeleton. Along with the new pre-order this week, Generations Selects Deluxe Nightbird is here and ready to ship. From the climactic scene from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, S.H.MonsterArts Burning Godzilla is finally here! NECA’s Ultimate Flasher Gremlin, based off the Dorry’s Tavern scene, is here to cause mischief and comes equipped with a removable fabric trench coat.

BBTS News: Transformers, Demon Slayer, Bleach, NECA, Star Wars, Jaws, Mega Man, Tekken & More!

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A bunch of new 6 inch figures from Articulated Icons are up featuring ninjas and samurai. We’ve got a sale for MakeToys and FansProject items. The next Transformers Generations Selects figure is Hothouse! Threezero is bringing an incredible Megatron figure from their DLX Scale Collectible Series. MegaHouse has tons of new anime figure pre-orders from series such as Bleach, Mobile Suit Gundam, Naruto, One Piece, Ghost in the Shell and Evangelion. Storm Collectible’s next 1/12 scale Tekken figure is Jin Kazama. Two new Mini Epics figures are up form Alien with Ripley and the Facehugger. Four new Jaws collectibles are now available with a statue, bottle opener, tin tote and towel. Michael Myers is as scary as ever with the new 1/4 scale statue by PCS Collectibles. Bettie Page is back with a new 1/6 scale figure and 3/4 scale bust.

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Three Star Wars: The Black Series are now in stock: Anaking Skywalker, Plo Koon, and Battle Droid. The set of four figures for the Power Rangers Lightning Collection wave 5 are ready to ship. Anyone looking for some fun nostalgia and grab the Tiger Electronics hand held video games. NECA’s E.T. 30th anniversary series 2 figures are back in stock. Another hot restock is the Super Action Stuff Super Foodie Series action figure accessories which are in 1/12 scale. Arcee is here from Transformers: Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures. For anyone that has missed it, be sure to grab the Marvel Legends Iron Man wearable helmet!

BBTS News: Dinosaurs, FF7 Remake, Magneto, Loki, Star Wars, Batman, Alien, Predator, Bandai, & More!

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Get your Final Fantasy fix with Square Enix’s Remake Play Arts Kai figures, add onto your Marvel S.H.Figuarts collection with The Avengers movie-version of Loki, or build the ultimate Furai figure of Ultra Magnus! Plus, collectible dinosaurs from Nanmu Studio’s Jurassic Series feature realistic details on a smaller scale, as if they came right out of history. Bandai Spirits releases more model kits based on Pokemon, Gundam, Fate/, and even Digimon, while Hiya Toys announces even more horror sci-fi classics as 1:18 scale figures. Finally, Acid Rain figures and vehicles continue to inspire fantasy military minds with the addition of the Field Beholder, Maritime Flea, Field Flea, Field Cavalry figure, and more. You don’t want to miss out on these pre-orders—from niche anime like Dorohedoro to big titles like The Mandalorian, there’s something for every kind of fan.

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MP-48 Lio Convoy returns to stock with a collectible pin. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure doesn’t have to end with the arrival of Fig Biz and Incendium figures! You can also grab Dragon Ball Z’s Bardock as a Figure-rise Standard model kit, the Starship Troopers Tanker Bug Pop!, Kotobukiya’s statues of popular anime, sci-fi, and horror characters, and The Lord of the Rings’ Sauron in 1/6 scale. These and more new arrivals are ready to join your collection now!

BBTS News: Groot, Vampirella, Dragon Ball, Alien, Godzilla, Horror, Star Wars, Transformers & More!

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This week we saw a large variety of new products go up on the site. Groot makes another appearance in the Marvel Legends line. New 1/12 scale figures include Vampirella by TBLeague, World Heroes Perfect Fuuma Kotaro, and a new line by Damtoys called Solomon Plan. The Power Loader from Aliens can now be found in MegaBox form. Star Wars, Marvel, and DC neck gaiters, that can also be used as a headband, bandana, wristband, or neck warmer, are also now available. Bandai will be releasing some new Ichibansho figures from Dragon Ball and One Piece. The next Godzilla figure in the DefoReal line is from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Trick or Treat Studios is making a bunch of new horror mini busts of your favorite slashers and Universal Monsters, and to get away from those monsters, if you’ve got to go fast, pick up a pair of Sonic the Hedgehog plush slippers.

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A little bit of everything has come in this week from Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel and DC. Black Widow join the Marvel Legends line from her upcoming film. We have also received new Transformers: War for Cybertron Earthrise figures: Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, Grapple, and Starscream. New Star Wars: The Black Series figures include the Sith Jet Trooper and Zorii Bliss, and from the Vintage Collection, the Imperial Troop Transport. The Mandalorian also makes an appearance in Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ line. Decorate your office or Batcave with two new metal Batarang replicas from Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman Begins.

Star Wars, Marvel Films Moving From Netflix to Disney Streaming Service

Via Variety.com:

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday delivered a blow to Netflix, saying the company had decided to move Marvel and “Star Wars” films to its forthcoming streaming service, set to launch in 2019.

The announcement ends speculation about what would happen to the Marvel and Lucasfilm titles currently being streamed on Netflix. When the Walt Disney Company announced last month that it would launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, Iger said Disney and Pixar movies on Netflix would move to the planned streaming service.

“We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ movies on this app as well,” Iger said during a question-and-answer session at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media’s communications and entertainment conference held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Iger also narrowed the time frame when the Disney streaming service will launch, saying he expects it will go live in late 2019. The announcement of a streaming platform signaled Disney felt ready to compete in the digital streaming space that Netflix has dominated in recent years. Netflix has been ramping up its original offerings in an effort to reduce its dependency on licensing content like Disney hits “Zootopia,” “Finding Dory,” and “Rogue One.”

Shortly after Disney announced its plans, Netflix hit back by poaching ABC Television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes in an exclusive overall deal. Rhimes, the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator, has spent more then a decade at Disney’s ABC. The development came amid negotiations between Disney and Netflix over the streaming rights to Marvel and Lucasfilm titles.

Iger offered a few more details Thursday about its streaming service, saying Disney plans to produce four or five original movies per year, as well as an equal number of original series and TV movies. A price for the subscription has not yet been announced.

Investors didn’t seem to be cheered by Iger’s announcement. Disney shares were down about 4% in midday trading after the news broke, on what has so far been a down day overall for the Dow and S&P 500 indexes.

Netflix shares, on the other hand, were not hurt by the Disney news, nor did they see a bounce. Shares were up about 30 cents, or less than 1%, in midday trading.

‘Star Wars,’ Among Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

Via Hollywoodreporter.com:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bridge of Spies and The Martian are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, which will be presented Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The guild recognizes work in feature film in three categories: period, fantasy and contemporary.

Nominees in the category for period films include Bridge of Spies (whose production designer, Adam Stockhausen, won an Oscar last year for The Grand Budapest Hotel), Crimson Peak, Danish Girl, The Revenant and Trumbo.

The fantasy film nominees are Cinderella, Jurassic World, Fury Road, The Force Awakens and Tomorrowland. And in the contemporary film category, the ADG nominated Ex Machina, Joy, Martian, Sicario and Spectre.

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‘Star Wars,’ – ACE Eddie Awards Nominee

Via Variety.com:

The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. ACE balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

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