It has gotten to the point that I had to change our monthly TOP 10 AFJ PRE-ORDERS to TOP 15 because frankly, there is just too much awesome stuff coming soon that Junkies will want to get their hands on. I did not realize until about halfway in that this just happens to be a very Bat-centric set of pre-orders. Maybe I'm feeling nostalgic with the loss of Adam West or maybe it is my continued faith that the superhero whose only superpower is having major bucks is still my favorite.

15. SUICIDE SQUAD DEADSHOT BANDAI SH FIGUARTS ACTION FIGURE ($54.99)

The film may have been an epic fail in most Junkies eyes but its hard to argue that they did not get the production design down. The DCEU (or DCCU depending on who you ask) is definitely a dark place where the sun does not shine much. But that works with these beautiful Figuarts pieces from Bandai and at just $55, they are really an amazing deal that I can recommend. All the usual bells & whistles that we have come to expect from Figuarts, pre-order this here: http://bit.ly/2tvbU94

14. DC BOMBSHELLS BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE ($23.99)


There is something special about DC COLLECTIBLES tribute to World War II Americana that makes you want to go out and by war bonds. These fantastically curvy dames sculpted by Ant Lucia, you can get your hands on this new Batgirl just in time for the holidays of 2017.

13. DIAMOND SELECT NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION MARTY MOOSE ($19.99) 


Anything Chevy Chase related merchandise is just something I need in my life. Marty Moose is here! I am in love with DIAMOND SELECT's vinyl banks because they are not only affordable but surprisingly sturdy. And they make awesome display pieces that non-Junkies will think cost a lot more than they did! LINK: http://bit.ly/2t3QSAD

12. DIAMOND SELECT BATMAN 1966 PREMIER COLLECTION ROBIN STATUE ($134.99) 

Sculptor Jean St. Jean just may be the James Brown of the toy world--the hardest working artist in the world! It seems that one of JSJ's creations makes its way to an AFJ TOP 10 list every month. This new piece scheduled for January 2018 is a limited edition of just 3,000 pieces packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. The hyper-detailed resin statue stands a towering 10-inches atop the classic '66 BATMAN signature "BAM" base. These will sell out! LINK: http://bit.ly/2sDw6au

11. DC COMICS JOKER VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE ($299.99) 

SQUARE ENIX is not messing around with their epic new JOKER VARIANT! There were just too many cool pics to choose from so I went with my favorite Nicholson-like look. Sculpted by Tetsuya Nomura, the new PLAY ARTS KAI figure includes 7 (yes, seven) interchangeable faces making him look like over half a dozen iterations of the Clown Prince of Crime. The dimensions and extras on this beautiful piece are too numerous to list but I highly recommend clicking the pre-order link! LINK: http://bit.ly/2tGZye3

10. MARVEL AMAZING YAMAGUCHI REVOLTECH WOLVERINE ($74.99)

I was not convinced of the magic of REVOLTECH's YAMAGUCHI series with its almost unbelievable amount of articulation. But I gave it a fair shot with a second purchase and I am sold although I would prefer a more proportioned body, especially on Spider-Gwen. However, the new Wolverine in my favorite suit looks totally ferocious and even comes with a cigar to boot!

9. JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE ULTIMATE BATMOBILE RC VEHICLE ($289.99)

This thing is a beast! I haven't been this psyched to own an R/C vehicle since 1988 when my brother and I had one we named after RUN DMC. But this is the Batmobile we are talking about and although the price tag is a little lofty, the Ultimate JUSTICE LEAGUE wheels of Bruce Wayne never looked so good. The Batmobile can be operated via remote or an app-enabled tablet or smartphone and drive via Bats' POV from the cockpit cam. Throw in roaring engine sounds, missiles and smoke effects and I am sold! LINK: http://bit.ly/2tI3tr3

8. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT SH FIGUARTS ACTION FIGURE ($54.99)

It is hard to believe that we are already going to see the third movie with Batfleck this year when we are not even five years removed from the end of the Nolan TDK Trilogy. I love what FIGUARTS is doing with their lines and while barely 6-inches tall, these figures pack a solid punch for the price. Optional hands, head, grapnel gun & Batarangs on top of a series first that is The Dark Knight's bendable cloth cape. Need! LINK: http://bit.ly/2sOSBYd

7. DC ICONS ROBIN & SUPERBOY ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK ($54.99)

I have always been a huge fan of DC's teenage crime fighters so this new ICONS 2-PACK of Robin & Superboy is pretty dope. Designed by Ivan Reis and sculpted by Paul Harding, this set is one that I am really looking forward to. They have a ton of extra hands, cool bases, dope accessories--it's a pretty epic 2-pack from an underrated line from DC COLLECTIBLES. LINK: http://bit.ly/2s9yZwl

6. FUNKO BATMAN 1966 3.75" FIGURES ($10.99 EACH)
FUNKO was super excited at Toy Fair this year to present their new 3.75" figures starting with the '66 BATMAN license. Adam West's recent passing has made merchandise from the iconic TV show in high demand making this early July releases a welcome new addition. And they include a solid 9 points of articulation setting the Washington State toy giant up as the leader of bringing back the popularity of the 3 & 3/4" action figure. LINK: http://bit.ly/2s1Q6mF

5. DST GHOSTBUSTERS 2 SELECT SERIES 6 ACTION SET ($64.99)

With my rooftop diorama almost complete thanks to DST's epic GHOSTBUSTERS action figure line, it seems only appropriate that we get started on the sequel. That's right Junkies, you are finally getting the GHOSTBUSTERS 2 figures you deserve starting with Ray Stantz, Louis Tully & Vigo the Carpathian. Oh, and did I mention that DIAMOND SELECT's ambitious second act that has each figure included with a piece of an awesome iteration of what will be the iconic sign & doors of the Ghostbusters firehouse HQ? Only in New York! LINK: http://bit.ly/2t9aO5M

4. DARK KNIGHT RISES BANE MAFEX ACTION FIGURE ($79.99)

MAFEX's figures have gone way up in stock for me over the last 9 months or so. After 5 years of waiting, we are finally getting the Tom Hardy Bane action figure from TDKR that we deserve. Standing at 6 & 1/3-inches tall with a removable coat, interchangeable arm parts, extra hands & a set of broken Batman cowls. Cannot wait to pick this piece up before Hardy takes on the role of VENOM! LINK: http://bit.ly/2rPJ0z4

3. NECA PREDATOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY JUNGLE DEMON 1/4 SCALE ACTION FIGURE ($124.99)

While it is depressing to think that I remember seeing PREDATOR in theaters 30 years ago, I am psyched that NECA has continued to crank out epic figures from the i0's actioner. This JUNGLE DEMON look is one of my favorites of all-time and now we are being rewarded with an epic 1/4 scale fully poseable action figure. It is even equipped with LED effects in the eyes of the mask, retractable wrist blades (sick) and an articulated shoulder cannon. Throw in 30th Anniversary packaging and this is a stealthy looking no-brainer. LINK: http://bit.ly/2sOTY9G

2. MEZCO ONE:12 COLLECTIVE KNIGHTMARE BATMAN ($80)

The MEZCO train out of Long Island City has established the ONE:12 COLLECTIVE as the premiere, under $100 industry hybrid action figure that has caused the Junkies version of "Beatlemania" in the toy world. This KNIGHTMARE BATMAN is one of my favorites that Mez and company have produced and cannot arrive any faster here at AFJ HQ. Although it is SOLD OUT right now, be sure to join the waitlist, you could get lucky! LINK: http://bit.ly/2pYqkNt

1. NECA TMNT MOVIE MICHELANGELO 1/4 SCALE ACTION FIGURE ($99.99)

To say that NECA's 1/4 scale TMNT figures based on the 90's films have been a hit with Junkies is the understatement of the year. Accessibility to even casual collectors via outlets like TOYS R US have made the first three brothers hot sellers with steady action on the secondary market. Now, Michelangelo is set to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2017 rounding out the fearsome foursome of sewer dwellers. Miley stands at an impressive 16 & 1/2 inches tall boasting over 20 points of articulation. 2 sets of nunchucks, pizza, pork rinds, and interchangeable hands. Turtle Power has never been so strong for NECA, just last week selling out their SDCC'17 TMNT set. LINK: http://bit.ly/2q5w8q7

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