It goes without saying that some super breathtaking toys dropped in 2018. If you’re somehow not broke from the holidays and want to spend the scraps of your bank account, here’s some awesome action figures, LEGO sets, and more that dropped in 2018!
The biggest LEGO mech ever, this insanely cool tribute to the beloved 1980s animeclocks in at 2,321 pieces of primary colored fun. The instructions let you build all five of the robotic lions that combine to form the sword-wielding Defender of the Universe, and the final figure stands over a foot high with multiple articulated joints and trademark weaponry.
NECA Shin Godzilla Atomic Blast Figure
2016’s Shin Godzilla was a solid entry into Toho’s giant monster franchise, featuring an updated take on the beast’s origins. It became the highest-grossing live-action flick of the year in Japan and inspired a bunch of toys. Earlier in 2018, NECA dropped this incredible recreation of the scene where the big lizard uses his atomic rays from mouth and tail to decimate a fleet of U.S. bombers trying to take him out.
Funko Deadpool Bob Ross
Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth had another truly great year, starting with the release of Deadpool 2 in May and proceeding through some great comics and action figures.
Good Smile Atlas & P-Body
Japan’s Good Smile company had a hell of a year, releasing their ultra-detailed Figma series across a wide range of games, movies, anime and more. Our favorite of the lot are the two figures from Valve’s classic puzzler Portal 2, the android test subjects Atlas and P-Body.
Popeye One:12 Figure
E.C. Segar’s salty sailor had a tough 2018, being re-invented in a series of bloodless YouTube cartoons that strip the hero of his trademark pipe and penchant for fisticuffs. But if you’re a true fan of one of the greatest American comic strips of all time, this incredibly detailed figure from Mezco will scratch that itch.
NECA Wonder Woman 1/4 Scale Figure
This NECA figure of Princess Diana, based on her hit movie appearance, is one of the most imposing toys on this list. Standing a whopping 18 inches tall, she towers over her foes and moves to strike them down with 30 individual points of articulation.
Tamashii Nations Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger Figure
Bandai’s Tamashii Nations “Soul Of Chogokin” series is a throwback to the die-cast metal robots of Japan’s past, and their fusing of that aesthetic to the Gipsy Danger Jaeger results in a hefty, solid toy that just looks incredibly cool.
Square Enix Play Arts Kai Vincent Valentine Figure
We’re as hyped for the much-delayed Final Fantasy 7 remake as anybody on Earth, but sometimes it seems like Square Enix is just never gonna get the thing done. Until then, we’ll settle for the seriously badass figures the company’s toy department is kicking out.
Half origami, half science project, the LABO lets you fold cardboard structures that interface with the Switch’s sensors and controls to do all sorts of wild things, like create a playable piano or a fishing rod. It’s unique, bizarre and unlike anything else on the market.
Pickle Rick Plush
Rick & Morty has demonstrated a truly terrifying strength at pushing memes into the human brainosphere, and nothing demonstrated that quite like the near-instant proliferation of Pickle Rick after the Season 3 episode of the same name aired.
Hot Toys Boba Fett Movie Masterpiece Figure
Hot Toys, the Hong Kong-based company that reliably turns out some of the best licensed figures on the market at 1/6 scale, had a hell of a 2018. It was nigh-impossible to pick just one of their offerings for the year, but our heart had to go with the super sweet Movie Masterpiece Boba Fett, one of the most detailed replicas of the bounty hunter’s original appearance in The Empire Strikes Back.
SOURCE: Geek.com/K. Thor Jensen