Val’s Toy Chest- New Year, New Toys!

Happy New Year! As we wrapped last year up, some new toys started to arrive for the new year with more on the way soon. What’s coming out, you ask? Let’s take a look!  Mattel was able to sneak in one last DC Multiverse wave as 2017 was winding down, and we got them in right after Christmas, the wave is a small one with a Dark Knight Wonder Woman based on the Frank Miller Batman stories, a Cassie Sandsmark Wonder Girl, as well as a Super Friends inspired Aquaman and Superman. That’s not all though, if you get Diana and Cassie, you can also build a figure of longtime Wonder Woman foe, Dr Psycho! If you’re looking for something a little unconventional, we should be getting a new Cryptozoic blind boxed series in this week featuring the women of DC, or at least their shoes.  One of the quirkiest items I saw at Toy Fair last year, were these DC Pumps which are similar to what Mattel does with their Hot Wheels inspired by different characters, so you get a Wonder Woman pump with an invisible element to simulate Diana’s Jet along with her traditional red, white, blue and gold color scheme, the Black Canary pump features a bird motif along with a fishnet pattern and Dinah’s trademark colors, and so forth. Packaged in a box designed to look like a shoe box, these look like they might be fun to collect. I know that there was also a similar Disney shoe set recently.

The next Marvel film will be here before you know it with the release of Black Panther in February.  That being said, I received word that we should be getting our shipment of Black Panther Marvel Legends sometime this week. As I was toy hunting in the wild, I came across a set of these at my local Toys R Us and some of these figures are knockouts. I was especially enamored with Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o’s character), who has such bright vibrant colors that pictures don’t do justice to as well as the classic look Namor action figure. Other figures in the wave include movie Black Panther, Erik Killmonger, Iron Man, and Black Bolt. Five of the six figures also come with bonus pieces so you can build Okoye, leader of the Dora Milaje(and played by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira aka Michonne). The figures will no doubt be popular, especially since Black Panther merchandise is always in demand, so I wouldn’t wait too long on these if you want them.

Other new items in stock:

Sonic the Hedgehog, Black Panther movie and a few James Bond and Aladdin POPs.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Star-Lord figure from Hot Toys.

A restock of the Friday the 13th Part 3 Jason Voorhees

The Ashy Slashy puppet from Ash v the Evil Dead.

That’s all for me this time, see you next week!

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