Arcade Sushi editor-in-chief Luke Brown is an experienced video game journalist who has contributed to Official Xbox Magazine and Games Radar. As ComicsAlliance's senior editor, he spends most of his time dishing on the latest action figures, collectibles, and gaming trends.
First Ever ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Figures Coming From Funko
The love for Mad Max: Fury Road runs deep, and fans have celebrated the recent sequel with fantastic cosplay and art since the movie arrived in theaters two years ago. However, one way wastelanders haven't been able to show their appreciation is with displaying action figures or collectibles of the Fury Road's iconic characters in their homes. Until now, George Miller and Warner Bros. hadn't opted to offer the licensing rights to anyone. Somehow though, Funko was able to work its magic and will be the first company to bring Furiosa, the Doof Warrior, and Max Rockatanksy to life as toys.
LEGO Opens Up Force Friday With New ‘The Last Jedi’ Sets
Tonight at midnight, Star Wars fans around the globe will have the first opportunity to purchase all new toys and collectibles based on The Last Jedi during Force Friday II. The new retail tradition for Lucasfilm and Disney debuted in September 2015, and this year’s event promises to be even more of a spectacle given two years of additional build-up and hype for The Last Jedi. Partners like Funko and Hasbro will have their fair shares, but it’s LEGO’s offerings, including a massive BB-8, that have us lamenting looking at our bank accounts tomorrow morning the most.
‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Starfighter Assault Mode Will Let You Fly as Poe Dameron, Darth Maul, and Boba Fett
Earlier this summer, we got our first hands-on time with Star Wars Battlefront II, DICE's follow-up to the pretty, yet unspectacular, rebooted Battlefront. The upcoming sequel is taking a lot of influence from DICE's other shooter series Battlefront, which bodes well for multiplayer die-hards, but Battlefront II will be about more than just ground battles across the Star Wars saga. At GamesCom this week, DICE unveiled the first look at Starfighter Assault, the new space-based vehicle combat mode that ramps up the action from the first game in ways we've only dreamed.
Hot Toys’ Grand Moff Tarkin Figure Will Deal With Your Rebel Friends Soon Enough
Thirteen years ago to the day, the world lost Peter Cushing. Best known for his roles in Hammer horror films and Star Wars, the actor has always been revered as one of England's favorites. It's been a long time since there's been a proper Grand Moff Tarkin action figure with a truly genuine Cushing likeness, but Hot Toys has finally managed to do justice to one of the Galactic Empire's most brilliant commanders.
Here Are the First Two ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Action Figures, Debuting at Comic-Con
While his appearance in The Force Awakens was basically a cameo, fans have been clamoring for a new Luke Skywalker action figure to join the rest of the cast from the current trilogy. For more than two years, the Jedi knight has remained in seclusion on Acht-To, but this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro will finally deliver Luke. Along with a new Jedi-in-training Rey, Luke will be part of The Last Jedi exclusive offered at this year’s convention.
Supergirl and Spider-Man Team For LEGO’s SDCC 2017 Exclusives
Last year, LEGO introduced Brick Headz to the world at San Diego Comic-Con, and the blockified-character building kits have been a staple of the company's release slate ever since. The line is still relatively small in comparison to LEGO's other vehicle and building playsets, but that Brick Headz are seeing continued support is great for LEGO fans working on a budget. This year's Comic-Con exclusives bring two more of the biggest heroes in the DC and Marvel universes to life in special two-packs focused on Supergirl and Spider-Man.
First Look: ‘Star Wars’ Lands Coming to Disney Parks in 2019
This weekend's D23 convention promises to be filled with loads of Disney news, but the Mouse House got things started last night with a virtual tour of its new Star Wars Land.
Behold the Almighty ’Star Wars‘ And Disney Funko SDCC 2017 Exclusives
It wouldn't be a San Diego Comic-Con without a massive booth from Funko full of all sorts of exclusives. The vinyl figure company has its hands in just about every single license on the planet, but some have proven to be much more popular than others. Case in point, the wide variety of Disney characters that disappear from shelves faster than milk and bread in a blizzard. It also helps that now Disney can count everyone from Star Wars under its umbrella, giving Funko a tremendous one-two punch when combined with the more animated side of the Mouse House. That goes double when it comes to SDCC exclusive items.
Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth Team For Some Diverse SDCC 2017 Exclusives
For the past few years, Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth have teamed up to offer a select number of Comic-Con exclusives to the public that couldn't make it to the show itself. This year, the two retailers are again teaming up for a series of varied toys and collectibles that would otherwise be unavailable to anyone outside of San Diego. Mixing things up with Hasbro, Funko, Playmates and more, this year's offerings bring a very diverse grouping that collectors will more than be happy to snap up from the comforts of their own homes.
NECA’s SDCC 2017 Exclusives Won’t Cut the Competition No Slack
For the past few years, only a handful of merchandisers could rightfully lay claim to having one of the best San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items. With dozens of different companies all vying for that top spot, the competition was absolutely fierce. However, in that great big mix of exclusives, one company constantly found itself topping nearly every toy fanatic's list. NECA has been on a major roll as of late, and with this year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Predator and Aliens offerings, its grip on the Comic-Con crown doesn't look like it will loosen.