Star Wars Black Series Wave 4

HSA4301DlgI just got notice from the distributor that wave 4 of the  6-inch action figures will be released in June. This looks to be a pretty exciting wave, with re-releases of Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper (both hot items), as well as the addition of a Revenge of the Sith Anakin Skywalker and an Attack of the Clones Clone Trooper, which I imagine will go just as quickly as Boba and Stormy. Keep your eye on our shop, because these guys are going to go fast. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a pre-order.

Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure Preorders

We had a bit of drama this week, overselling the Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper by about 300%. I have more on the way and will be able to fill those orders, but it got me thinking. For future waves, I will put out a call for preorders to get a better idea of how many cases to order, so I can try to have enough stock to supply my customers. The trick will be, as is the case with the Stormtrooper, that the other figures don’t sell as quickly, so it is a balancing act to try to have the figures that folks want while not getting flooded with the ones that they don’t. I have a feeling, looking at the info from this week’s Toy Fair, that there will be more similarly hot figures coming up, including Darth Vader and a Biker Scout with Speeder Bike.

So, here’s what I’m thinking. Once the case assortments for upcoming waves are revealed, I will put out a call on MultiverseTradingCo.com, Facebook, and Twitter, asking people to let me know if they are interested in locking in an order on any of the figures in that wave. That will help me know how many to order to try to meet demand. I can’t promise I will, but I’ll do what I can.

New Retro-Style “ReAction” Action Figures

Funko is coming out with some cool new 3.75″ action figures over the next year, all in a retro style that looks just like the original Star Wars action figures from the ’70s and ’80s. They look really cool, in a retro, limited articulation, low-detail kind of way.  They’ll be available for $10 each.  Here’s what’s coming:

Firefly/Serenity* (April)

  • Malcolm Reynolds
  • Zoe Washburne
  • Hoban Washburne
  • Jayne Cobb
  • Kaylee Frye

Back to the Future* (June)

  • Marty McFly
  • Doc Emmett Brown
  • George McFly
  • Biff Tannen

Goonies* (October)

  • Mikey
  • Chunk
  • Data
  • Mouth
  • Sloth

Universal Monsters (August)

  • Wolfman
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Invisible Man
  • Phantom
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Mummy

Escape from New York (April)

  • Snake Plisskin
  • Snake Plisskin with Jacket

Terminator (April)

  • Sarah Connor
  • Kyle Reese
  • T-800 (Leather Jacket)
  • Terminator One Tech Noir
  • T-800 Endoskeleton

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (July)

  • Buffy
  • Angel
  • Oz
  • Spike
  • Willow
  • Gentleman

Predator (September)

  • Masked Predator
  • Open Mouthed Predator
  • Closed Mouthed Predator
  • Clear Masked Predator

Horror (September)

  • Jason Voorhees
  • Michael Myers
  • Pinhead
  • Trick ‘R Treat Sam
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Ghostface
  • The Crow*

Pulp Fiction (July)

  • Vincent Vega
  • Jules Winnfield
  • Mia Wallace
  • Jimmie Dimmick
  • Butch Coolidge
  • The Gimp
  • Marcellus Wallace
  • The Wolf

The Rocketeer* (June)

(* indicates figures ordered for Multiverse Trading Company as of this posting.  If you would like us to carry any of the others, please contact us.)

 

Star Wars Black 6-Inch Series 3

HSA4301ClgStar Wars Black 6-Inch Series 3 is coming in January! This series will include a Stormtrooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi as he appeared in Revenge of the Sith, Luke Skywalker in Bespin Fatigues, and Han Solo from A New Hope (the same figure as was in series 2). These figures are very well made and are a great addition to any Star Wars collection. As a side note, if they were going to use a figure from a previous set as filler, I’d have preferred Boba Fett, since he has been more popular than any other figure, but Han is an awesome figure, too.

The War Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

UT05152lgComing soon: The War Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!

From the distributor:

As seen in the 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” it’s the Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor War Doctor Sonic Screwdriver with light and sound effects! This version of the Sonic Screwdriver belongs to the War Doctor, a hitherto unknown incarnation whose existence he has spent centuries repressing. He is a relic of the past, part of the great Time War, when he spent centuries fighting alongside his fellow Time Lords against the Daleks and made the final decision to end it with a desperate act that cost that incarnation the right to use the name Doctor. This haunted and battle-worn War Doctor is finally forgiven after helping find a new solution to end the war, giving the Eleventh Doctor purpose as he heads into further adventures. The Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor War Doctor Sonic Screwdriver requires 2x “AG13 (LR44)” button cell batteries, included. Ages 5 and up.