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McFarlane Toys-Avatar Small Scale Line

McFarlane Toys-Avatar Small Scale Line

At D23 this weekend McFarlane Toys officially showed off the first wave of the new Avatar action figure line. This is the small scale portion only, and includes the description and photos directly from McFarlane. I’ve included current prices and a pre-order link for each figure.

$39.99-Amazon Preorder Omatikaya Rainforest with Jake Sully

Embark on a journey to a world like no other. The Rainforest is full of wonder and home to the Omatikaya clan, who share a deep connection with the natural world around them. With accurate flora to the world, a Jake Sully figure featuring 6 points of articulation, and blacklights built in to illuminate, it’s the ultimate set to build out the World of Pandora at home.

  • Blacklights built in to illuminate.
  • Jake Sully figure featuring 6 points of articulation.
  • The ultimate set to build out the World of Pandora at home.
  • Playset is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$19.99-Amazon Preorder Jake Sully and Banshee

Re-live the exhilarating moment when Jake bonds with his banshee and soars over the Hallelujah Mountains. Large deluxe World of Pandora set.

  • Features a highly detailed, articulated banshee and Jake Sully action figure.
  • Includes special world-builder stand.
  • Bioluminescent effect when placed under black light.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$19.99-Amazon Preorder Neytiri and Banshee

Join the brave Omatikaya Na’vi warrior Neytiri, as she takes to the skies on her banshee, Seze. Large deluxe World of Pandora set.

  • Features a highly detailed, articulated banshee and Neytiri action figure.
  • Includes special world-builder stand.
  • Bioluminescent effect when placed under black light.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$14.99-Amazon Preorder Jake vs Thanator

During his first field mission on Pandora, Jake Sully encounters the Rainforest’s most fearsome land predator, the Thanator. With six legs propelling it at speeds of up to 40 mph, it’s no wonder Dr. Grace Augustine tells the inexperienced Jake Sully’s avatar to run for his life.

  • This medium deluxe figure set is highly detailed with playable articulation.
  • Includes a 2.5-inch Jake Sully action figure with 6 points of articulation.
  • Includes Thanator action figure with 8 points of articulation.
  • Bioluminescent effect when placed under black light.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$14.99-Amazon Preorder Tsu’tey and Direhorse

The noble six-legged steed of the Na’vi, the Direhorse is vitally important as a mode of transport as well as a hunting mount for all Na’vi clans. The Omatikayan warrior, Tsu’tey, is a skilled Direhorse rider and the perfect addition to this medium deluxe figure set.

  • Highly detailed with playable articulation.
  • Includes a 2.5-inch Tsu’tey action figure with 6 points of articulation.
  • Includes Direhorse action figure with 8 points of articulation.
  • Bioluminescent effect when placed under black light.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$14.99-Preorder Amazon Amp Suit and Colonel Miles Quaritch

Miles Quaritch demonstrates superior piloting skills in his AMP Suit, nicknamed “Beyond Glory.” Controlled via high-tech armatures and equipped with a variety of weapons and raw strength, the AMP Suit is even more lethal with Quaritch in the driver’s seat.

  • Medium deluxe World of Pandora set.
  • Highly detailed with playable articulation.
  • Includes a 1.25-inch Miles Quaritch action figure with 4 points of articulation.
  • Includes AMP Suit action figure with 8 points of articulation.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$19.99-Preorder Amazon AT-99 Scorpion Gunship

Capable of formidable firepower, the Scorpion Helicopter is a crucial asset of the RDA amid the dangerous environment of Pandora and one that you will want in your arsenal. Large deluxe World of Pandora set.

  • Highly detailed.
  • Featuring an RDA figure inside the cockpit, and moveable rotor and wings.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$9.99-Amazon Preorder Mountain Banshee-Ikeyni’s Banshee

Heed the call of Toruk Makto as Ikeyni, Olo’eykte of the Tayrangi clan, with her green and purple mountain banshee, and ride into battle! Build out your very own rookery of banshees with three different colorways to choose from.

  • Features highly detailed sculpt and deco.
  • 5 points of playable articulation. Bendable body.
  • Includes a collector stand.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$9.99-Preorder Amazon Mountain Banshee-Blue Banshee

Brilliant shades of blue and purple, this mountain banshee echoes the beautiful colors of the glowing Pandoran Rainforest. Build out your very own rookery of banshees with three different colorways to choose from.

  • Features highly detailed sculpt and deco.
  • 5 points of playable articulation. Bendable body.
  • Includes a collector stand.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$9.99-Preorder Amazon Mountain Banshee-Green Banshee

Zip through the air and turn heads with this vibrant green and yellow mountain banshee! Build out your very own rookery of banshees with three different colorways to choose from.

  • Features highly detailed sculpt and deco. 5 points of playable articulation.
  • Bendable body. Includes a collector stand.
  • Figure is showcased in Avatar Movie window box packaging.
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

$4.99-Preorder McFarlane Toys Blind Pack

From its Na’vi inhabitants and humans to the lush flora, wild fauna, discover the rich world of Pandora. Each of the 24 different Blind Box sets are highly detailed and feature a bioluminescent effect activated by blacklight. Collect them all to build the world of Pandora!

  • 24 different blind sets.
  • Highly detailed.
  • Feature a bioluminescent effect activated by blacklight.
  • Collect them all to build the world of Pandora!
  • Collect all McFarlane Toys Avatar Movie products.

 

Avatar: The High Ground Release Dates

Avatar: The High Ground Release Dates

Directly from Dark Horse Comics we have the release dates for all three volumes of Avatar-The High Ground. Amazon has different dates listed that don’t fully make sense, however these come directly from the publisher. This series is a prequel to Avatar-The Way of Water, so I’d expect all three volumes released before the Avatar sequel on 12/16/22, which these dates indicate.

Volume 1-It has been almost a decade since the humans were forced to leave Pandora–but now theyre returning–with an armada of heavily armed starships! After years of peace, Jake Sully has settled down with Neytiri and raised a family, so for him, the stakes are even higher than when he first went to war against the corporate might of the RDA.

Volume 2-Humans have returned to Pandora with an armada of starships but Jake Sully and the Navi are ready for them! Knowing this day would come, Jake has trained his Navi warriors with a plan that should make it too costly for the humans to try again . . . if the plan works.

But, any chain of events is only as strong as the weakest link, and in this case the weak link is human nature. As the plan unravels, Jake and Neytiri must race against time to return to Pandora and save their children before the starships land.

Volume 3-Jake Sully’s fears have come crashing to Pandora, gun’s blazing. The Sky People are planet-side, and taking Hell’s Gate by storm. Jake and Neytiri’s children are still on base, surrounded and outgunned. He will have to improvise and risk it all to protect his family, his people, and their home. The battle is underway and every Na’vi is in danger.

You can preorder all three volumes now-

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 3

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 3

This is a continuation of the last two posts, as I continue to cover the ongoing comic series, Avatar: The Next Shadow. As we dive in to issue 3 you can still pre-order the final issue of the series at TFAW. The 4th issue releases on 4/14/21. This post will include spoilers, so if you haven’t read the comics yet please help support Avatar and Dark Horse and pick them up digitally, order them online, or pick them up from your local comic shop.

Issue 3 Ultimate Betrayal-

“Arvok invoked the sacred ritual of First Blood to claim the position of olo’eyktan. Jake accepted with little trepidation and quickly defeated him, upholding his place as leader. Furious at the outcome, Arvok retaliated and hurled a dagger at Jake-unknowlingly piercing him with the deadly poison with which Arvok’s parents had coated the blade.”

Issue 3 Ultimate Betrayal picks up with us seeing Jake in Mo’at’s arms, appearing to be dead. Ateyo and Artsut are celebrating their apparent victory, claiming Ateyo is now the leader of the Omatikaya. However Ka’ani steps up and defends the way in which Jake was defeated. Arvoks parents don’t defend him, even though he is innocent of knowledge of the poison, instead they place the blame on him. As Arvok realizes his parents have betrayed him and he thinks he has killed Jake he flees. Artsut then turns her anger towards Mo’at. Mo’at in her wisdom knows what is going on and lashes back at Artsut. Ka’ani again showing true leadership qualities comes and separates the two. The Na’vi crowd seems to be siding with Artsut and wants to hear what she has to say but Ka’ani takes charge and tells the crowd they must respect tradition regardless of their feelings. Artsut tells Ka’ani to stand aside and he responds by pulling out his knife and saying he will not.

Meanwhile Norm and Mo’at are with Jake who is now gasping for air. They take Jake to Ka’ani showing him Jake lives. Ka’ani responds by saying Vitraya Ramunong (The Tree of Souls) can save Jake. Artsut and Ateyo object saying the poison in him will infect the tree.

Elsewhere Katherine Hale and her leftover RDA crew are tempting to start mining. They know the Na’vi are currently preoccupied. However as they debate what to do Norm comes over the radio and demands they grab Max Patel and meet him at the Tree of Souls as fast as possible. Confused they obey Norm.

The Na’vi have made their way to the Tree of Souls themselves. Ateyo and Artsut are trying to persuade Ka’ani to join them. However he holds strong to his principles and is defiant. Mo’at reminds everyone as long as Jake lives he is the rightful leader and anyone who doesn’t honor that is a traitor. As the human arrive Norm rushes to meet Katherine. Mo’at begins to explain what is going on, Jake is poisoned and needs an antidote, only the humans can save him now. The antidote can only be reached in a cave than only the smallest Na’vi children can fit inside, however humans can access the cave. However it isn’t without risk, and the cave is sacred. Ka’ani tells the humans if they do this they destroy all goodwill between the Na’vi and humans. Norm reminds Ka’ani if Jake dies all peace dies with him. Ka’ani orders everyone to go home while the next step is decided.

Later…Artsut goes to find Arvok. He has hidden himself in a cave behind a waterfall. Artsut tries to convince him to come back with her, he however feels betrayed and refuses. Meanwhile the poison is affected Jake, he starts to have nightmares. He is back in his human body and everything is on fire. He see’s Na’vi dying, hometree burning, Neytiri is on fire and rebukes him, then out of the fire Tsu’tey shows up to kill him, and just like that the issue ends.

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 2

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 2

This is a continuation of the previous post, as I review the ongoing comic series, Avatar: The Next Shadow. As we dive in to issue 2 you can still pre-order the final issue of the series at TFAW. The 4th issue releases on 4/14/21. This post will include spoilers, so if you haven’t read the comics yet please help support Avatar and Dark Horse and pick them up digitally, order them online, or pick them up from your local comic shop.

Issue 2 First Blood-Last Breath!-

“As tensions rise between the displaced Omatikaya clan and the remaining humans in the Hell’s Gate settlement, Jake Sully struggles to keep the peace. But Jake is unaware not only of a looming challenge to his authority, but of the treachery being planned by Tsu’tey’s parents…”

Issue 2 First Blood-Last Breath picks up with Arvok, son of Ateyo and Artsut, brother of the deceased Tsu’tey, hunting either a tetrapteron (fkio) or a sting bat (riti). We can see what Arvok is thinking as he hunts, he’s walking a path he didn’t choose, feeling that this should be Tsu’tey in his shoes, should he defy Toruk Makto or earn the favor of his parents? Arvok goes on to believe he doesn’t decide his own path, he walks the path that is shown, as he paints his face with war paint he decides he will follow this path to the end.

Next we see Katherine Hale again, issue 1 wasn’t Katherine’s first appearance, she also shows up in Avatar: Pandora Rising. Pandora Rising is a mobile game that hasn’t fully released world wide yet. I do love the cross over of characters from other Avatar media, it helps unify the world building. Katherine is with a small group of humans, including Norm Spellman, who has discovered the Na’vi have ruined even more of their mining equipment. She asks Norm to speak to Jake on their behalf to make sure he realizes the humans need cooperation with the Na’vi. Meanwhile the former RDA soldiers she is with blow off some steam of their own by further shooting the mining equipment.

Back at the Omatikaya village we meet Yeyongo, a Na’vi mother with a child who is badly hurt. Mo’at is there working with the former RDA doctors to help those who are wounded. Artsut shows up and refers to the humans as devils, which doesn’t sit well with Jake Sully who also has arrived. Even though Yeyongo is hesitant the former RDA doctors are able to help her wounded child.  Jake lets Mo’at know he couldn’t do this without her, and she tells him to worry about leading and she’ll worry about healing. She also reassures Jake that without him human and Na’vi wouldn’t be working together. Meanwhile Artsut starts to call Jake out on what she believes are the reasons he shouldn’t be leading. She continues on and calls out Mo’at and Neytiri for allowing Jake into the Omatikaya clan. Mo’at reminds her Tsu’tey chose Jake Sully to be his successor and that was Tsu’tey’s right. As Arvok appears it becomes evident he is there to challenge Jake, Mo’at explains the situation to Jake and soon the clan arrives to watch the challenger take on the Olo’ektukan. The rules of First Blood are simple, the first to draw a single drop of blood is the winner, and the outcome is binding. Meanwhile Ateyo is telling Arvok to keep going after he draws blood to humiliate Jake.

Jake Sully officially accepts the challenge from Arvok, as Arvok explains to him that his challenge stems from Jake being an outsider, and that he believes he has led the Omatikaya to ruin. Jake continues to take the challenge lightly and tries to joke with Arvok, however Arvok is serious and they begin to fight, each armed only with a knife. Jake easily defeats him, and purposely only draws a small amount of blood, enough to end the fight without major injury. Mo’at confirms Jake as the winner and confirms Eywa has chosen Jake yet again, but without warning Arvok throws his knife at Jake, which is poisoned without his knowledge. Jake catches the knife with ease but is cut, and quickly collapses due to the poison on the blade. Mo’at realizes he has been poised by Arvok, who quickly realizes what his parents have done without telling him, and with that we conclude issue 2.

 

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 1

Avatar: The Next Shadow Series Review Issue 1

As we wait for the 4th and final issue of the Avatar: The Next Shadow comic series, I wanted to do a recap of where the story has gone so far and the characters we’ve encountered. You can pre-order issue 4 right now at TFAW. I have really enjoyed the story, it’s been exciting for me because it takes place right after the movie. 11 years after the movie we finally have had a chance to see what Jake, Neytiri, and the Omatikaya Clan have been up to. This post will include spoilers, so if you haven’t read the comics yet please help support Avatar and Dark Horse and pick them up digitally, order them online, or pick them up from you local comic shop. So let’s jump in-

Issue 1

“Two weeks following the Battle of the Hallelujah Mountains, Hometree is in ruins. The recent loss of life and land weighs heavily among the Na’vi. Amid the continuing conflict with the humans, resentment between members of the Omatikaya intensifies.”

The first issue drops us right in with Jake who is visiting his former human body. We see his deceased body in a pile of dirt with plants already sprouting on top. Jake mentions he’s been in his new Avatar body for 14 days now, referring to when he passed through the eye of Eywa and became forever a Na’vi. Then Neytiri comes and tells him everyone is looking for him. The is the last we see of Neytiri for the next three issues though, as she is headed off to meet with Akwey and Ikeyni and their clans the Olangi and the Tayrangi.

Next we find out Jake has relocated the Omatikaya next to Hells Gate to try and forge a new future between the clan and the humans that are left. We see Norm Spellman, in human form, and meet Katherine Hale, another human. We also see Ka’ani again, who has had his backstory fleshed out more in the last comic series, Tsu’tey’s Path. Ka’ani isn’t happy with the humans who are still trying to mine Pandora, this time out of necessity to keep Hells Gate functioning. It takes Jakes leadership to make the humans and Na’vi both calm down. Although it’s obvious neither are happy with whats going on. Jake proposes no new mining for the time being and asks the humans to salvage what they can from the destroyed old RDA equipment. While this is a very temporary solution Jake is trying to buy time to smooth things over.

We then meet Tsu’tey’s family. His brother Arvok, his father Ateyo, and his mother Artsut. Ateyo works hard to convince Arvok he is the rightful leader of the Omatikaya and not Jake Sully. Arvok would rather follow Jake Sully and help make him the best leader he can be, but Ateyo insists that Arvok challenge Jake for the right of olo’eyktan. Ateyo tells him tradition allows for a challenge to an unfit leader by means of ritual combat. We then meet Artsut, and learn of the plan between Ateyo and Artsut to poison the knife blade Ateyo will be using against Jake. Their motives are revealed, they think this is the only way to get the Omatikaya people to a better future. With that the first issue concludes.

Avatar: The Next Shadow Q&A with Josh Izzo, Jeremy Barlow, and Josh Hood

Avatar: The Next Shadow Q&A with Josh Izzo, Jeremy Barlow, and Josh Hood

If you are like me and you are excited about the new Avatar comic releases you wont want to miss this video from Dark Horse Comics. It was streamed live yesterday and archived for all who missed it. The video is hosted by Cara O’Neil, featuring Joshua Izzo (VP of Franchise Development at Lightstorm), Jeremy Barlow (writer), and Josh Hood (artist). Further expanding on what we currently know about the series Avatar: The Next Shadow, we get to know the creative team behind the series, and learn more about the process of bringing the comic to life. Plus we learned the series takes place in a 1-2 week window after the movie ends.

If you need a physical copy, still you can purchase a Josh Hood autographed comic from https://shop.neighborhoodcomics.com/products/avatar-next-shadow I highly recommend Neighborhood comics, they are a great small shop who ships quickly and securely. I received my copies of issue 1 from them yesterday. If you are looking for a digital copy check out Dark Horse Digital Comics where you can instantly download and read the issues on release date. You can use your home pc, laptop, tablet, or phone to read the comics you purchase. I am not able to get my comics locally so I purchase the digital copy on the day it comes out, then wait for my physical copies to arrive. It’s something I did for the Tsu’tey series and enjoy it, that way I’m up to date and don’t get the story spoiled online while waiting for my physical copies.

Click here for the Q&A

 

These two character sheets were shown during the Q&A, they show us two previously unseen Na’vi, Yeyatley and Pentyaru. Nick noticed the top left of the character sheets seem to say High Ground. Pentyarus page says Book 1 and she doesn’t appear in The Next Shadow, so I believe these are indeed characters from the upcoming Avatar: The High Ground series. If you want to read about the newest information on High Ground check out https://avatarsequels.com/avatar-the-high-ground-new-information/

New Avatar Comic Series coming in 2021

New Avatar Comic Series coming in 2021

Exciting news released today about the next Dark Horse Avatar comic. On January 6th, 2021 Avatar: The Next Shadow makes it debut. It is a four part series that continues directly from the movie story. It will cover the struggles of Jake Sully as he tries to keep the Omatikaya Clan together after events of the movie.


This is extremely exciting news. After the recent announcement of Avatar 2 being pushed back another year we didn’t know when we’d get our next release. Thankfully they are still going to be releasing new media for us fans to enjoy. It’s exciting that we are getting a continuation of the story from what we last saw in Avatar. The previous two Dark Horse comic releases expanded on what we saw in Avatar, and even showed some of what happened before the movies timeline. However we haven’t had anything from the ending of the movie forward. So get ready to see what Jake and the Omatikaya Clan have been up to since the death of Eytukan and the destruction of Hometree.

Check out all the details from the official release at the Hollywood Reporter.