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Toy Fair 2020 – 1:18 Scale Action Figure News Round-up

So, I did not go so I am left Arm-Chair reporting. I will group news about 1:18 and 1:18 compatible figure new by company and line with links back to the source.

Boss Fight Studio

ToyArk BossFight Studio (Facebook)

  1. Vitruvian HACKS
    1. Series 2
    2. Z-Wave
  2. Hero HACKS
    1. Zorro
    2. Tarzan
    3. Flash Gordon
    4. The Phantom
  3. Court of the Dead

Mezco

ToyArk

  1. 5 Points
    1. Batman 66
    2. Addams Family
    3. Superman
    4. Space Ghost

Jazwares/Wicked Cool Toys

Preternia

  1. Fortnite
    1. Prickly Patroller SQ
    2. Bigfoot SQ
    3. Scratch JP
    4. 8-ball JP
    5. Kevin JP
    6. Ultima Knight EGSK
    7. Sweaty Soccer male
    8. Hybrid Stage 2 with The Baller (RC)
    9. Copper Wasp with ATK
    10. Peely with Hoverboard
    11. Yonder with Drone
    12. Red Hood and Dire
    13. X-Lord VM
    14. Dark Love Ranger VM
    15. Golden Ice King, Eternal Voyager S1 Box set
  2. Halo

Super 7

Toyark

  1. RUN DMC
  2. Notorious B.I.G.
  3. ol’ Dirty Bastard
  4. Slayer
  5. Venom
  6. Anthrax
  7. Megadeth
  8. Motorhead
  9. King Diamond
  10. Agnostic Front
  11. Rancid
  12. Iron Maiden
  13. Ghost
  14. Misfits
  15. Robocop
  16. They Live
  17. Teen Wolf
  18. Rocky
  19. Archie
  20. The Cabinet of Dr. Calicari
  21. Universal Monsters
  22. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  23. Transformers
  24. Spongebob
  25. TMNT
  26. Andre the Giant
  27. Back to the Future
  28. Aliens
  29. Knight Rider
  30. The Munsters
  31. Toxic Crusader
  32. Thundercats
  33. Chucky
  34. Halloween

Hasbro

  1. Star Wars
    1. Vintage Collection
      1. Slave 1
      2. GONK Droid
    2. Retro Collection

Spinmasters

ToyNewsi

  1. DC
    1. Single Pack Grodd
    2. Single Pack Black Manta
    3. Gold Wonder Woman
    4. Gun Metal Cyborg
    5. Metallic Shazam
    6. Armored Superman
    7. Braniac
    8. Reverse Flash
    9. Catwoman
    10. Talon
    11. New 52 Bronze Tiger
    12. Fire-fly
    13. Copperhead
    14. Thomas Wayne Batman
    15. John Stewart
    16. Gorilla Grodd
    17. Lex Luthor
    18. Hooded Damian/Robin
    19. Joker repaint black suit (the Alex Ross black tux)
    20. Nightwing repaint (New 52 red)
    21. Wonder Woman
    22. Aquaman
    23. Black Manta
    24. Gold Superman

HIYA Toys

ToyArk

  • Predator
  • Robocop

Jinx – Go Figs

Imperial Shipyards Figures.com

  1. Cyber Punk (5 PoA)
    1. Johnny Silverhand
    2. Dexter Deshawn
    3. Male V
    4. Trauma Team Security Specialist

Well Played Toys

Figures.com

  1. Lost in Space – Netflix

Hexbug

  1. Junkyard Robots

Playmate Toys

Figures.com

  1. TMNT
  2. Frozen 2?
  3. Power Players
    1. Wave 2 will have some cool looking Robots

Honorable Mentions

  • Hasbro Ghostbusters Demon Dog BAF
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends Gamerverse Abomination BAF (As a troll)
  • Hasbro Marvel Basics Gamerverse Hulk vs Abomination
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends Nimrod

Captain Action : Comic Adventure Heroes by Zica Toys

Character summary :

Caption Action was created back in 1966 as a competitor to GI Joe for the Ideal Toy company. He is basically a character that has access to multiple super heroes outfits and their characteristics when he wears them.

This figure is the Headliner of the Comic Adventure Heroes line made by Zica as part of a Kickstarter campaign. Production took a few years and these were all released in 2020. They are available for sale at BBTS and on Zica’s webstore.

Sculpt:

Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.

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Paint:

Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.

Accessories:

  • Extra head sculpt (that looks like The Office’s Michael Scott to me)
  • Removable hat that fits really well
  • Ray gun pistol and holster that attaches to belt
  • Ray gun rifle
  • Lightning short sword and holster that attaches to belt
  • 4 sets of extra hands (Trigger finger, Fists, Magic, Regular grip)
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Articulation:

  • Barbel neck
  • Double swivel pin shoulders
  • Double swivel pin elbows
  • Swivel pin wrists
  • T-ball hips that connect to the torso and sits in the crotch
  • Double swivel double pin knees
  • Swivel “rocker” ankles
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Size & Scale :

All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure

The heads do fit pretty well on other figures like Marauders and Boss Fight Studio if you need a body for the extra head.

Final thoughts:

I am a huge advocate for supporting independent toy manufacturers. This campaign shows how difficult it can be to make these. Props to Zica Toys for following through and delivering. I hope that they continue to make toys into the future. As for the figure itself, I really enjoyed it even though the source material is way before my time. It is a little shorter that I was expecting because they had made a big deal about the figures being made too small at one pint during manufacturing and had to get everything re-tooled.

Mircowave Spybot : Droid of the Day – 02/22/2020

I don’t know I guess it is for corporate espionage?

The Microwave Spybot is a Roblox figures that was released in Roblox Series 2 as part of the blind boxes and in a mega collector set.

Check the Archive for more figures:

Easy to find on Ebay for $8-$15.

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Mystery Boxes
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Mega set contents
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Design

Fixit : Droid of the Day – 02/21/2020

“Oooh! This wire needs surveillance—graciousness—<FZZZT>—maintenance! See? Fun! “

Fixit is an Autobot from Transformers. His character is a little quirky jack lift that has a lot of technical ability.

This version of Fixit is part of the One Step Changers Transformers Robots in Disguise sub-series released in 2016. I found this figure in a K-Mart I think when it first came out. Now it seems to be going crazy on aftermarket. Amazon marketplace has this figure listed for almost $80 (not worth that!) And the smaller Legion version for $160…???? Ebay is way better with sold listings from $15-$25.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Omega : Droid of the Day – 02/20/2020

Here is another Fortnite figure I am not sure if he is a battle droid of some kind or a human wearing armor. I like to think of Omega as a battle droid though.

The Omega figure was in the 1st wave of Fortnite figures and was packaged in the Early Game Survival Kit packaging where he came with a full set of gear and some weapons.

Check the Archive for more figures:

Omega is still pretty newish. He can be found in many outlet stores like ROSS or Burlington Coat Factory. Amazon is always my go to place for good deals on Fortnite figures.

Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
Omega and Carbide share the same base figure
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Robotic Bomb Diffusion : Droid of the Day – 02/19/2020

The robotic bomb diffusion device is an accessory that comes with Tunnel Rat in the GI Joe 30th Anniversary line in 2011.

Check the Archive for more figures:

This is available from Amazon Marketplace Or Ebay.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Modern Metal Sonic : Droid of the Day – 02/18/2020

Modern Metal Sonic is from a 1998 Comic and maybe a Game. He is a Robot created to oppose the real Sonic.

Same as the Classic Metal Sonic this figure is from a two-pack that includes a comic made by Tomy in 2018 from what I can tell. There are a bunch of Metal Sonics that have been released over the years and this character seems to be prone to having a lot of bootleg figures made of it.

Check the Archive for more figures:

I got this set from Amazon but it is now only available in their Marketplace. Like I said though there have been many versions of Metal Sonic released. Here are some examples from Amazon and Ebay.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure
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Sonic Classic Metal : Droid of the Day – 02/17/2020

Classic Metal Sonic is from a 1992 Comic and maybe a Game. He is a Robot created to oppose the real Sonic.

This figure is from a two-pack that includes a comic made by Tomy in 2018 from what I can tell. There are a bunch of Metal Sonics that have been released over the years and this character seems to be prone to having a lot of bootleg figures made of it.

Check the Archive for more figures:

I got this set from Amazon but it is now only available in their Marketplace. Like I said though there have been many versions of Metal Sonic released. Here are some examples from Amazon and Ebay.

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