Our final Top Pre-Orders list for 2017 is here! I know those holiday bills are stacking up but it’s almost 2018 and time to start a new collection wise. Lots of new goodies to pre-order for the stuff that you are not so thrilled with what was under the tree. Just act natural, say “thank you,” and put it aside to return and replace with one of these 20 awesome new items. For the sake of getting this piece up before the New Year, we decided to just list all 20 in random order. Each has an AFJ PURCHASE LINK next to the description!

BLITZWAY ECTO-1 GHOSTBUSTERS 1984 ECTO-1 1:6 SCALE VEHICLE ($1599.99)

This is the closest that you will ever get to owning your own GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1! Courtesy of BLITZWAY, I spent over an hour just taking in this beautiful piece of toy engineering earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con. To be honest, I think it has more options than the original 1959 CADILLAC MILLER-METEOR AMBULANCE on which the iconic transport for the NYC-based GHOSTBUSTERS is based on. The good news/bad news is that it will not be released until 2019 meaning that you will have a full calendar year to save up for this beast! Or you can choose to skip a mortgage payment.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2mP5dzt

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BANDAI JAPAN S.H. FIGUARTS STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI LUKE SKYWALKER EXCLUSIVE ($99.99)

While I still feel like I need to watch THE LAST JEDI 200-300 more times to fully break down EPISODE 8, there is no denying that Director Rian Johnson’s vision received a mixed bag of reviews from critics and fans alike. However, there is no denying the utter coolness of the look and feel of the 8th film installment in the Skywalker family saga. Seeing this Dark Luke Exclusive from BANDAI JAPAN’s S.H. FIGUARTS will make you forgive any issues that you may have had with the newest adventure of the Galaxy’s most dysfunctional family!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2DLSz8H

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DC MULTIVERSE DC COMICS MULTIVERSE 6-INCH ACTION FIGURE WAVE 8 BAF CLAYFACE ($167.99)

Can new packaging save the spiraling out of control mass-market line from MATTEL that represents DC COMICS? After an abysmal showing at the domestic box office, the JUSTICE LEAGUE figures didn’t exactly fly off of the pegs. Now, MATTEL has decided to mix up their $19.99 flagship with a new, sleek look for their packaging. Although I am excited about the CLAYFACE BAF, I am non-plussed at what is included in the wave but am hoping for the best! The case includes:
8 individually packaged figures:
2x Martian Manhunter ( Supergirl TV
2x Superman (Rebirth)
2x Batwoman (Rebirth)
1x Green Lantern (Jessica Cruz)
1x Two-Face (Rebirth)

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kQIJKK

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NECA ALIENS ULTIMATE ALIENS WARRIOR 1986 7-INCH ACTION FIGURE SET ($49.99)

NECA knows their ALIENS merchandise and continue to lead the charge with new merchandise from the storied franchise. Now, they have a crazy good looking 2-pack coming of both the Blue & Brown Alien complete with added articulation and a load of extras. Plus, each Alien comes with a facehugger, chest bursted and egg accessory with both figures standing a whopping 9-inches tall. What a deal for $49.99!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kTCpCD

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FUNKO POP! VINYLS ROYALS DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES (REGULAR & CHASE, $10.99) 

FUNKO’s IPO may have been the worst debut in 17 years on the New York Stock Exchange but that has not stopped devout Junkies from buying their POP! Vinyls. And with the announcement of Prince Harry’s pending nuptials coming up in May, Americans have become swept up in Royal Fever. God knows I’d rather follow the British Royals than The Kardashian’s any day of the week! Now, FUNKO is releasing a line of The Royals including a beautiful posthumous POP! of Princess Diana which I am willing to bet is going to garner major bucks among American fans looking to honor the late People’s Princess.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2zpWYej

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MEZCO ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JUSTICE LEAGUE TACTICAL SUIT BATMAN ($80)

MEZCO had another banner year in 2017, quietly leading an army of Junkies to set their alarm clocks once or twice a month to have a shot to purchase one of their coveted pre-orders. For any costume that I did not like on the silver screen, MEZCO managed to make their ONE:12 interpretation irresistible to Junkies. I was adamant that the Tactical Suit Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE looked too similar to WATCHMEN’s “The Nite Owl,” then I saw this figure and as if under a trance, placed my order with zero hesitation. This one is going to be hot and comes with more extras than can fill a Batcave!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2C1vD7B

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KOTOBUKIYA GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT ArtFX+ STATUE ($109.99)

GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT was my first introduction to DC COMICS’ ELSEWORLDS series and all these years later, it still holds up. Now, finally, the artisans at KOTOBUKIYA have put together a beautiful 1/10 scale piece from the 19th Century when The Dark Knight goes toe to toe with Jack the Ripper. KOTOBUKIYA spares no expense with this beautiful piece from their storied ArtFX+ line recreating Batman in brilliantly stylized detail.

AFJ PURCHASE DETAIL: http://bit.ly/2C27YRR

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DID ROGER MOORE JAMES BOND 1/6 SCALE FIGURE ($224.99)

Although we lost Sir Roger Moore in 2017, that did not stop high-end toymaker DID from producing a brilliant one-sixth scale figure standing close to a foot tall. And check out that likeness! Definitely one of the best that I have seen from this top-shelf toy maker. Sir Roger played the iconic Secret Agent from 1973 to 1985 receiving worldwide recognition as ladykiller Bond before moving on to become a global goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. This museum quality figure is officially licensed by Roger Moore’s family based on a photograph by Terry O’Neill and includes a slew of extras, a highly articulated body and enough goodies to pass an MI-6 entry exam.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2l9frqq

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DST MARVEL SELECT BLACK PANTHER MOVIE ACTION FIGURE ($22.99)

The buzz over MARVEL STUDIOS first feature film of 2018 is as plentiful as Wakandan Vibranium. That is to say that it is rare and valuable for a movie being released in the normally theatrical wasteland that is February of any calendar year usually is. However, Junkies are counting down until Friday, February 16th when just by happenstance is a few hours before TOY FAIR 2018 begins! Talk about perfect timing! DST’s MARVEL SELECT line has long been a personal favorite of mine and like I tell any new Junkie looking to get into MARVEL collecting, there is simply no better bang for your buck than their flagship line. This 7-inch iteration of King T’Challa is going to be a hot item, not just for the figure but for the awesome diorama featuring the films Warrior Falls. Sculpted by industry legends GENTLE GIANT,  along with the instantly recognizable Select action figure packaging replete with side-panel artwork for easy shelf-reference and you’ve got a home run.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2Bw9hYc

 

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DIAMOND SELECT’S BATMAN CLASSIC 1966 TV SERIES BATGIRL BUST BANK ($19.99)

It is almost two years already since prolific sculptor and toy industry rock star Jean St. Jean invited me up to his New Jersey studio where I sat in awe for close 6 hours. I had forgotten to ask if JSJ had animals of any kind as I have a severe cat allergy and the same with about half of the dogs I encounter. Despite the studio being cleaner than Doctor Strange’s operating room, I knew something was in the air and my eyes started to shut like Apollo Creed’s in ROCKY II. However, even if my throat closed up, there was no way I was going to squander the opportunity of taking in Jean’s wide and varied studio, his works in progress and trying to keep track of how many items I did not even realize he designed that I owned. Basically, it was awe-inspiring and the chameleon that is JSJ is back in 2018 with a gorgeous 7-inch vinyl bank in the likeness of the late Yvonne Craig aka Barbara Gordon/BATGIRL! For under $20, this work of art by JSJ is a must own conversation starter for any kid like me that fell in love with Yvonne the first time she appeared onscreen back in the day in that skintight purple suit.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BKxVsj

Batgirl_bustIRON STUDIOS SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING VULTURE BATTLE DIORAMA SERIES 1:10 SCALE STATUE ($199.99)

IRON STUDIOS had a big year and they are starting 2018 strong with an impressive SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING 1:10 Scale Statue of my favorite comic book movie villain of the year, Michael Keaton’s Vulture! I really dig these Battle Diorama Series from distributor BLUEFIN BRANDS based on original 3D references from the film, this impressive polystone statue stands almost 9” tall with a massive 26.4” wingspan including a display base with hand-painted details.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BKkAjz

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HASBRO STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES REY FORCE FX LIGHTSABER ($149.99) 

We waiting just under two years to see what color lightsaber Rey would be wielding in this holiday season's THE LAST JEDI and the light blue seems to be a big hit with STAR WARS Junkies. The Jedi Training Rey Force FX Lightsaber from HASBRO’s wildly popular STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES is now ready for you to own. A true-to-story replica of Rey’s iconic blue lightsaber from EPISODE 8, the authentically designed saber is complemented by a real metal hilt and a clear display for the ultimate in collectibility displays.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2kR7DKh

Master_Replica_LightsaberNECA TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BABY TURTLES 1:4 SCALE ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK ($49.99)

One of NECA’s go-to licenses is most definitely Eastman & Laird’s iconic TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Every time I think the NJ-based toy company has tapped the sewer dry, they seem to find another original and wildly clever way to honor NYC’s four most famous sewer-dwelling reptiles. This time it is via the now (wait for it) 28-year-old original live-action film from 1990 when the gang was just little baby turtles, tiny, but ready to train with their master Splinter. These hyper-detailed poseable figures each stand 4-inches tall perfectly scaling them with NECA’s $99.99 1/4 scale figures—another brilliant cross-promotion from Randy and his team. The set is ready to go with the aforementioned 4 baby turtles, a pizza box, 4 slices of pizza, a bag of corn chips. For just under fifty clams, this is a must have set especially if you have the already released larger iterations. Pre-order your set today Junkies!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2DHpfjJ

 

TMNT_BABYTUTLRESDST MARVEL GALLERY NETFLIX PUNISHER SEASON 1 STATUE ($39.99) 

NETFLIX’s Season 1 of THE PUNISHER was a bonafide smash for the streaming monster service starring actor Jon Bernthal. I really dig DIAMOND SELECT’s still relatively new MARVEL GALLERY line that comes in at just $39.99 per piece. These display ready pieces come in beautiful packaging and measure in at 9-inches as a PVC diorama giving it a great 360-degree look. So the view is different from each angle with New Yorker Frank Castle crashing backward through a brick wall as he takes aim at multiple targets. It is really a clever and original looking line and not only do you get the digital likeness of Bernthal, you get a masterfully sculpted piece of figure architecture from industry veteran Rocco Tartamella. A terrific gift for those starting 2018 with a score to settle!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2prXV5Z

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DST THE CW FLASH TV SERIES GALLERY STATUE ($39.99)

First off, I am a huge fan of The CW’s FLASH TV show and have been since the show premiered. Frankly, even if it were not a DC show, I think it is one of the best ensemble dramas currently on weekly TV. I was always a casual FLASH comic book reader when I had a weekly pull list but The CW show really got me very involved into the entire Scarlet Speedster canon because as a huge time travel buff, I had no idea how much the Speed Force had to do with altering timelines and such so suddenly, I was catching up on classic FLASH trade paperbacks to learn more about the character.

To say I was disappointed with Warner Bros. big screen interpretation of Barry Allen and Ezra Miller’s goofy portrayal of Central City’s Fastest Man Alive in JUSTICE LEAGUE is an understatement. I thought that the casting was off after seeing Miller in last year’s super serious FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM. Instead of giving Miller any depth as Barry Allen/The Flash, it seemed like WB tried to make a big screen version carbon copy of Grant Gustin’s accessible and affable Barry Allen. Long story short, I love the TV show and think it deserves a larger audience so anytime AFJ can promote a new item from the TV show, I make sure to put in some real time and effort. It is just a coincidence that this happens to be another Gallery Statue from our pals at DIAMOND SELECT on our pre-order list. Sculpted by Cortes Studios, this 9-inch PVC diorama shows THE FLASH screeching to a halt with the energy of the Speed Force crackling off of him,

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BMxTQs

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PLAYMATES CLASSIC BLACK LION, RED LION, YELLOW LION, GREEN LION & BLUE LION (SOLD SEPARATELY, $35.99 & $79.99)

VOLTRON has returned Junkies! I can’t wait to get my mitts on these two sets and although I am not crazy about the way PLAYMATES is selling these (BLACK LION is sold for $35.99 & the RED, YELLOW, GREEN & BLUE LIONS are sold for $79.99). I was looking forward to the old school style box with all five Lions in one big box of styrofoam for easy storage. To be honest I’m just happy to have a new 21st Century VOLTRON! Here are the AFJ PRE-ORDER LINKS FOR THE BLACK LION AND THE OTHER FOUR:

BLACK LION: http://bit.ly/2D7kkYk

RED LION, YELLOW LION, GREEN LION & BLUE LION: http://bit.ly/2D7kkYk

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‪ROBOCOP MAFEX ACTION FIGURE ($94.99)

“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” ROBOCOP turns 31 in 2018 but I think that this new piece from MAFEX will have been worth the wait. While there seems to be a lot of confusion lately as to the size of MAFEX figures, the standard seems to be 6.3” across the board. I know it might sound like s hefty price for a figure of that stature, MAFEX makes sure that you get a lot of bang for your buck in the form of extras and accessories. The future of Detroit Law Enforcement never looked so good in this new figure that comes with a virtual Santa bag of extras and accessories ranging from:

  • interchangeable hands
  • 3 interchangeablelower faces
  • damaged helmet
  • Damaged chestplate
  • Signaturw Auto 9 Weapon
  • muzzle flash effect part
  • posable figure hands and more!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2C11SRM

 

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‪DIAMOND SELECT PACIFIC RIM 2 GYPSY AVENGER SELECT ACTION FIGURE ($22.99)

John Boyega is red hot right now coming off of THE LAST JEDI and he will start off 2018 with the sequel PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING. While the figures from NECA seemed to have done pretty well for the first movie, I was surprised to hear that DIAMOND SELECT picked up the license for the action figures for the sequel. However, the more I thought about it, DST’s oversized packaging may just be the perfect fit for these giant 250 foot tall Jaeger’s & Kaiju’s. The lead Jaeger from the upcoming sequel known as the GYPSY AVENGER joins the DST line known as “Robot Spirits” standing close to 7-inches tall and highly articulated for dynamic posing. To top it off, the new figures come with an array of new weapons and accessories including optional forearms, hands, a chain sword and a gravity sling. I don’t know what that is but it sounds cool!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2l693zT

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MEZCO ONE:12 COLLECTIVE THOR: RAGNAROK GLADIATOR HULK ACTION FIGURE ($125.00)

The ONE:12 COLLECTIVE meets HULK’s best MCU look ever? Sign this Junkie up! Although a solid $45 extra than a normal ONE:12 COLLECTIVE figure from MEZCO, this is like the Mercedes SL of Mez’s flagship line. Since Banner’s size is so outlandish in the third THOR film, I feel like MEZCO made the right call in scaling their GLADIATOR HULK way up so that the display friendly line of figures will all fall in line with Bruce Banner’s has overactive gamma rays. The big green guy is equipped with over 28 points of articulation built on a specially designed ONE:12 COLLECTIVE body and comes equipped with the spiked battle axe and war maul and a crested helmet that is permanently affixed to his second head.

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2D9fQAo

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STAR ACE PULP FICTION VINCENT VEGA 1/6 SCALE FIGURE ($219.99)

STAR ACE is the new 1/6 scale figure company on the block and not one but two of their new pieces made our Top 20 list. Let’s face it, you can’t have Vincent without Jules and vice versa so I had to include both of the worlds greatest fictional hitmen based on Quentin Tarantino’s magnum opus. Both figures stand at about a foot tall each and both come with enough extras to compact the accessories at Monster Joe’s Truck & Tow as long as you have Winston a Wolf around to assist you with quick body disposal. Below are the complete contents for both Vincent & Jules and between the two figures, there are enough extras to fill up all of Marsellus Wallace’s Soul!

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2l6Y4Gq

Box Contents
* Vincent Vega figure
* 5 Interchangeable hands
* Pair of open hands
* Right hand for holding gun
* Right hand for holding cigarette
* Left hand for carrying the briefcase
* White Shirt
* Black Trousers
* Black Tie
* Black Suit Coat
* Pair of black shoes
* White T-Shirt (Casual wear)
* Blue Shorts (Casual wear)
* Pair of feet with sandals
* Gun
* Earring
* Lit cigarette
* Briefcase
* Figure stand
* Plastic stand with waist clip

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STAR ACE PULP FICTION JULES WINNFIELD 1/6 SCALE FIGURE ($217.99)

AFJ PURCHASE LINK: http://bit.ly/2BubyTJ

Box Contents
* Jules Winnfield figure
* 5 interchangeable hands including
* Pair of open hands
* Right hand for holding gun
* Left hand for holding cheeseburger
* Left hand for holding the soft drink cup
* White Shirt
* Black Trousers
* Black Tie
* Black Suit Coat
* White T-Shirt (Casual wear)
* Blue Shorts (Casual wear)
* Pair of black shoes
* Pair of feet with sandals
* Gun
* Cheeseburger
* Soft Drink cup with straw
* Gold bracelet
* Plastic stand with waist clip

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