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A Look At The New Premium Pokémon Gallery Figures

February 27 has been anointed by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company as "Pokémon Day" to celebrate the anniversary of the series' launch in Japan. Outside of in-game events, like Pokémon Go adding a party hat to all wild Pikachus for a week, The Pokémon Company has released a new premium line of figures called Gallery Figures.

The first four figures announced in the Gallery line are some of the most well-known creatures from the original 151 performing their signature moves. The Pikachu figure depicts the electric mouse Pokémon performing a thunderbolt, while Mew is using its psychic attack. The other two figures in the inaugural line show Magikarp using its splash attack and Eevee attacking with swift.

The company sent us one of each figure to check out for ourselves. Each character features a high level of detail and cool move effects surrounding them. However, those move effects (particularly the ones surrounding Pikachu and Mew) are quite fragile, so these are definitely more for display than play. The figures range from 3 inches to 4.5 inches tall, with Pikachu standing much taller than any of the other characters thanks to its tail and electrical arcs. You can see all of the figures and their packaging below. The figures are currently available on PokémonCenter.com and retail for $ 16.99.

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Funko Announces Borderlands, Aliens, And Gravity Falls Figures

Fans of Funko's vinyl collections will be thrilled to know the company announced two new additions to its Rock Candy line and a new Pop! Animation line at last week's New York Toy Fair. Already incarnated in Pop! Games form, Borderlands' Mad Moxxi is now available from Funko's Rock Candy line as well. Standing 5" tall, the Underdome's alluring proprietor comes in purple with a red chase variant more familiar to Borderlands players.

Ellen Ripley from Aliens is joining the Rock Candy line as well this April.

Funko also announced its newest Pop! Animation line, Gravity Falls. Coming in May, the vinyls include twins Dipper and Mable, their Grunkle Stan, and antagonist Bill Cipher. Chase variants will be available for Dipper and Bill Cipher.

Check out McFarlane Toys' announcement of a Handsome Jack figure here, as well as other New York Toy Fair 2017 announcements for The Witcher III figures, a Trypticon action figure, and Pokémon Mega Construx.

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Watch Lego Star Wars And Action Figures Collide In Star Wars Go Rogue

As part of their marketing campaign for Star Wars: Rogue One, Lucasfilm is releasing a four-part series of shorts which pit different kinds of Star Wars action figures against each other.

Star Wars Go Rogue uses stop-motion animation to have Star Wars action figures, Lego Star Wars characters, and Funco Pop statues talk and fight with each other. Each short is about two to three minutes long and uses fourth-wall breaking humor to mix the different kinds of toys together. The plot has Rogue One protagonist Jyn Erso looking for the plans to the Lego Death Star set, fighting off Lego Storm Troopers working with Cassian Andor and Baze Malbus.

The series is also accompanied by a contest encouraging fans to create their own two-minute Star Wars: Rogue One-inspired short. The winner will be flown out to Lucasfilm for a screening of Star Wars: Rogue One. You can watch the first two parts of Go Rogue below.

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Watch Lego Star Wars And Action Figures Collide In Star Wars Go Rogue

As part of their marketing campaign for Star Wars: Rogue One, Lucasfilm is releasing a four-part series of shorts which pit different kinds of Star Wars action figures against each other.

Star Wars Go Rogue uses stop-motion animation to have Star Wars action figures, Lego Star Wars characters, and Funco Pop statues talk and fight with each other. Each short is about two to three minutes long and uses fourth-wall breaking humor to mix the different kinds of toys together. The plot has Rogue One protagonist Jyn Erso looking for the plans to the Lego Death Star set, fighting off Lego Storm Troopers working with Cassian Andor and Baze Malbus.

The series is also accompanied by a contest encouraging fans to create their own two-minute Star Wars: Rogue One-inspired short. The winner will be flown out to Lucasfilm for a screening of Star Wars: Rogue One. You can watch the first two parts of Go Rogue below.

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Hasbro Unveils New Star Wars: Black Series Figures At San Diego Comic Con

For the second straight year, Hasbro's San Diego Comic Con panel was loaded with Star Wars: The Black Series action figure reveals. In addition to a line of Black Series figures based on the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which we anticipate will be shown at the show later today, Hasbro's next batch of figures are classics that fans have long been waiting for.[Expert]

This line consists of Lando Calrissian, a Tusken Raider, Qui-Gon Jinn, a Royal Guard, and Hera Syndulla from the Star Wars Rebels animated show. Hasbro also revealed the winner of the Black Series poll, where fans were given the chance to vote for an upcoming figure. That winning figure is Jaina Solo, one of Han and Leia's kids from the now-defunct Expanded Universe.

As strange as it is to see this figure being made years after she was removed from Star Wars' canon, it is cool to see side characters like this get the spotlight from time to time. Jaina edged out Star Wars: The Force Unleashed's Starkiller, who at the time of the poll closing, had the same percentage of votes. She must have won by a narrow margin.

Here's hoping Grand Admiral Thrawn, who is coming back in a big way later this year, gets his own 6-inch Black Series figure.

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Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Figures To Be Displayed At San Diego Comic-Con

Hasbro announced that several new Star Wars figures are on their way, each of which will be displayed at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

The figures include characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels, as well as from the films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Soon, you'll be able to get your hands on a 3.75 inch figure of Rey, 12 inch figures of Kanan Jarrus and Darth Vader, a 3.75 inch figure of Hera Syndulla with an A-wing, and finally, a 12 inch biker scout with a speeder bike.

You can take a gander at these collectibles at Hasbro's booth, #3213, during San Diego Comic-Con. Additionally, all of these figures will be available for purchase beginning in fall 2016. You can view all of them below.

For more on Star Wars collectibles, check out Hasbro's Kylo Ren and Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures, which will also be on display during San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) as well as at Star Wars Celebration (July 15-17).

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Hasbro Announces Two New Star Wars Figures Exclusive To Conventions

Hasbro revealed today new Kylo Ren and Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure packs. They are exclusive to Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic Con, respectively.

The six-inch Kylo Ren is $ 34.99 and comes with a stand, banner, and Darth Vader's mask. It can be bought at the Forbidden
Planet booth #S1003. Star Wars Celebration is in London from July 15 to July 17.

The six-inch Obi-Wan figure runs $ 44.99 and includes two lightsabers, a light-up table, and a Princess
Leia hologram. The figure is available at San Diego Comic Con (July 21 and July 24). A limited amount are available afterwards at Hasbro's Shop website. The figure is also available at the Fan
Expo Canada (September 1 and September 4). Check out the figures below.

Speaking of Star Wars and toys, make sure to read our review of the recent Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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First 4 Figures Announces Two New High End Mega Man Figures

First 4 Figures has announced two new Mega Man figures set to release next year. There is both an exclusive and regular edition of the figure.

In both editions, Mega Man wills stand 13 inches tall, wearing red and white armor, and riding his hoverboard named "Item 2." The difference between the editions comes in the form of LED lights located in various positions on the exclusive edition. The regular will cost $ 229.99 and the exclusive $ 269.99. Check out a preview in the gallery below.

This is the second set of Mega Man toys announced today, as Funko also announced a line of figures based on Dr. Wiley, Proto Man, Rush, and, of course, Mega Man.

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Funko Announces New Line Of Mega Man and Fallout 4 Figures

The toy company Funko announced today it will be releasing a set of figures based on the Mega Man series and a set of mini-figures based on characters from Fallout 4. The sets will be coming out in August and October, respectively.

On the Mega Man front, four new figures have been announced of Mega Man, Proto Man, Dr. Wily, and Rush. As for Fallout 4, figures of Nick Valentine, Codsworth, and Piper Wright, among numerous others, will be released. Check out all the figures in the gallery below.

This is not the first time Funko has done Fallout 4-inspired figures, it announced a larger set of figures back in March. The company has also made figures based on games such as Skyrim, Evolve, and the Pac-Man series

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Hot Toys Unveils Resident Evil Collectible Figures To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The Resident Evil series celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, and fans can grab two high-quality figures from Hot Toys to mark the occasion. The latest video game figures from the popular collectibles distributor are Leon and Ada from Resident Evil 6.

Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong are coming to the Video Games Masterpiece series from Hot Toys later this year, each with a number of alternate weapons, accessories, and poses. Leon comes with a rocket launcher, sniper rifle, shotgun, pistol, and wing shooters while Ada includes a crossbow, shotgun, pistol, machine pistol, sniper rifle, grapple gun, and a cube phone.

The 1/6th scale figures are not up for pre-order yet, and no release date was given. These figures typically run for a few hundred dollars each, and have previously produced models based on Star Wars Battlefront and Arkham City.

[Source: Hot Toys]

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