This year has been another great year for toys and companies have offered some truly special products this year. We’ve complied our annual list of our Top 10 favorite toys for 2017, from a variety of toy companies. The year 2017 has been a truly special year for brands such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel, Transformers, DC, While some of these are high-priced items, we choose a few for the more budgeted fan to help you choose something nice for the holiday season.
DC Collectibles have expanded their Batman: The Animated Series line with the first playset being offered, and it’s none other than the Batcave itself. The Batcave includes an exclusive Alfred figure, and features a light-up computer, a backdrop, decals and more. Fans of the series, and DC Comics fanatics will love this set, and it’ll be a truly special gift for anyone this Holiday season.
For anyone that already has this set, and is having problems with their stickers, read this article and learn how to get a replacement.
DC Collectibles takes its popular BATMAN: THE ANIMATED series to a new level with this amazing set including an exclusive Alfred action figure! This Batcomputer Vignette features battery-powered light-up computer screens, Batman’s seat at his work console, and Alfred’s tea set.
EXCLUSIVE ALFRED ACTION FIGURE INCLUDED! ALFRED—5.78 high
Set measures approximately 15.40” high x 19.40” wide x 16.40″ deep
Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80’s Leo, Rocksteady and Bebop
While Playmates Toys have released many memorable TMNT action figures, vehicles and collectibles this year, which includes the Monsters + Mutants, Super Shredder, Crimson Leader (Tiger Claw), Samurai Yojimbo and the Samurai Turtles, Muckman, and not to mention all of the repainted figures that were refreshed and given some new deco that came out great. While everything this year looked good, the best for us was the 80’s inspired Leo, Rocksteady and Bebop figures that are based on the final episodes of the series. The original series was great, and it was truly a treat to see these characters return once again in the series finale. While more figures from he final such as Shredder, Krang, and show-accurate figures of Bebop and Rocksteady would have been nice, these three are the best of the best for this year.
Retro Shredder and Krang have transported themselves to modern day New York, but before they can conquer the city, they need to find a few trusty henchmen. Dimensions collide when today’s Bebop and Rocksteady sign up for the job and put on their retro counterparts classic villain look to take down the turtles!
Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Vintage Figures wave 1
Marvel Legends keeps getting better each year right now, and the Marvel Legends brand team at Hasbro continues to do incredible work on this line. While many of these lines continue to offer great characters, only these vintage inspired 1980’s line by Toybiz is our personal favorite for the year, and to top it off, these are released on vintage inspired cardbacks. Fans have been going crazy for these, and we hope to see this line continue for many more waves.
A blast from the past! Hasbro’s 6-inch Marvel Legends action figures are being given the Toy Biz treatment with Marvel Legends Super Heroes Vintage 6-Inch Action Figures. Each one has tons of articulation, vibrant colors, and cool accessories while being packaged in the classic silver cardback. You’re going to love them!
DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series GCPD Rogues Gallery Figure 5-Pack
Not only is the Batcave an impressive set, but DC Collectibles offered a GCPD Rogues Gallery featuring Renee Montoya, Bane, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy. The packaging for this set is amazingly detailed, and we especially love the figure assortment in this release.
Description: A lone cop—Renee Montoya—is surrounded by some of Gotham City’s greatest evildoers in this amazing new action figure 5-pack inspired by Batman: The Animated Series that comes in deluxe packaging with battery-powered lights! Each figure in this set comes with its own character-specific accessories and extra hands. 1:13 – 6 inch scale
Mattel – Justice League Movie Ultimate Batmobile RC Vehicle
The Justice League Movie Ultimate Batmobile RC Vehicle is amazing. Truly one of the best Batmobile toys ever released, and its massive size will tower over other DC vehicles on your toy shelves. Fans of the film and DC Comics fantastics need to own this. Right now, it’s on sale for $188 on Amazon.com.
Prepare for the next level of RC play with authentic, true-to-movie battle action in this Ultimate Justice League Batmobile! The vehicle’s cockpit has a built-in camera that transmits the driver’s POV to a smart phone for a thrilling, front seat ride! Place the highly detailed, new movie Batman action figure behind the wheel and speed to the crime scene. See smoke release from the tailpipe and the engine roar! The figure’s arm turns the wheel as the powerful Batmobile races at top velocity! When DC Super-Villains are in range, engage the special “jump mode” and elevate the Batmobile for prime targeting. Fire the four missiles from the hood of the car and save Gotham City! With Batman and this true-to-movie RC Batmobile, fans get the ultimate, interactive Justice League action!
NECA Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Box Set
NECA Toys continues to roll out some of the best convention exclusives, and this years Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles box set is simply amazing. These figures are based on the classic animated series, and are truly worth to add to your collection. Fans of the series, TMNT, and general action figure collectors should own this set. Read our review HERE.
To celebrate 30 years of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, we needed to create something suitably epic, like this massive, limited edition collector’s set with carrying case! It includes 8 action figures (Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Shredder, Krang with Bubble Walker, and 2 Foot soldiers) and tons of accessories, all packed into two figure trays in a vinyl carrying case.
The case features original artwork by Ken Mitchroney, Archie Comics’ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” artist. Figures stand in 7” scale and are fully articulated. Case measures approximately 16” H x 10” W x 5.5” D.
Limited edition of 5,000.
Hasbro Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Figure
This years massive Transformers figure is non other than Trypticon, and he is based on his classic 1980’s appearance and features the ability to Transfom into all three modes. Trypticon joins other giant sized Transformers released in previous years, which includes Metroplex, Devastator, and Fortress Maximus. Trypticon is an amazing figure, and more than worthy to be added to this list.
The Transformers battle explodes into uncharted territory when the Titans Return. To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors — the Titans — the Autobots and Decepticons must harness the power of Titan Masters, smaller bots that give bigger bots increased abilities in battle. Join the battle with Transformers Generations Titans Return figures.
Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Guardians Of The Galaxy Figures
Diamond Select Toys and Marvel Shop teamed up earlier this year and offered exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy 7″ scale figures in the Marvel Select line. These figures are based on their comic appearances, and the assortment includes Gamora, Rocket, Groot, Star-Lord and Drax. Fans of the comic series, film, and Marvel fantastics cannot let 2017 go by without owning this set.
Order it now on Marvel Shop.
- Star-Lord includes interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, two Element Guns that can attach to his hips, an interchangeable hand that can hold a stolen crystal, and a pair of boot-jet flame effects, which can plug into the soles of his shoes
- Drax includes trench knife with spiked knuckle guard, and large energy axe
- Gamora comes with three sets of interchangeable hands, sword, knife, laser rifle, and two laser pistols
- Rocket comes with two blasters
This has been a big year for McFarlane Toys, with not only offering more 5″ The Walking Dead figures, the return of Spawn, and everything else that they make, but this particular box set and the releases similar to it through Skybound has been amazing. This set was offered in two version, a regular and bloody edition. This also includes the individual carded figures from the subscription, plus the Lucille Patrol that was offered during Black Friday.
This box set is a homage to classic G.I. Joe action figures by Hasbro, and fans know the yellow and black stripes as Tiger Force. Sets like these are truly amazing, and this is why we’re adding it to the Top 10.
Skybound and McFarlane Toys bring you the most epic action figures of the summer. Straight out of an 80’s action flashback comes Shiva Force. This exclusive four figure gift-box features Rick Grimes, Michonne, Ezekiel and Shiva (action figure debut), featuring new Shiva Force paint deco. Each 5” tall figure is also individually packaged on a vintage styled card back with new painted artwork by Jason Edmiston. The Walking Dead Shiva Force four figure gift-box is available in regular color version and a bloody variant. These gift-boxes are limited to 1000 copies each and are priced at $100.
Keep an eye out for Shiva Force’s secret fifth member, Jesus! He’s only available in The Megabox from Skybound. Fans can sign up for the summer Megabox online now.
The Shiva Force will also be featured in Scopely’s role-playing mobile game The Walking Dead: Road to Survival starting on July 20 (San Diego Comic Con weekend). King Ezekiel will be available for free, starting on July 20 as well and running for a limited time.
Boss Fight Studio Bucky O’Hare & Jenny 4″ Figures
This year, fans saw the return of Bucky O’Hare thanks to Boss Fight Studio. Bucky O’Hare was created by Larry Hama, and first offered by Hasbro in the early 1990’s. The franchise seen a return this year with not only Bucky, but Jenny was offered in wave 1 and is currently shipping. Additional figures have also been announced, such as Dead-Eye Duck, Storm Toad Trooper, Stealth Mission Bucky and Astral Projection Jenny. We also have an exclusive interview with Boss Fight Studio on their plans for the line HERE.
If you’re a fan of the franchise, and love to see classic franchises return, you can agree with us that Bucky deserves to be in the top 10 this year. It’s a great figure, and Boss Fight Studio really went all out on these sculpts. Reviews to come.
Overall, 2017 was a great year for toys. While many companies had incredible products, such as the S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z Shenron, Hasbro’s Warlock Marvel Legends series, Mattel’s DC Multiverse Super Friends 6″ figures, Mattel’s DC Multiverse Bat Mech Suit wave, Marvel Select Gladiator Hulk, and more. Plus, lets not forget Hasbro’s Transformers Titans Return line, Mattel’s WWE Retro figures, Fisher-Price Imaginext Batbot Extreme, Playmates Toys Voltron figures, Playmates Toys Ben 10 figures, NECA Toys RoboCop vs. Terminator, NECA Toys Ultimate figures, DC Collectibles Icons, DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series, and much more that it’ll take too long to list everything. One thing is for sure, it’s very hard to pick 10, let alone the top 10 for 2017. With this years list, we choose the Top 10 toys that was most meaningful to us, and we hope you agree on some of what we listed.
Please share your thoughts with us below.