Rumored, teased, unconfirmed, myth, legend… this is a list of those models we’ve got very little info on, but hope to see soon. For example, the Lord of the Rings location models teased over a year ago. I’ve decided to create this post, and update it as needed, so we don’t lose track of, or forget these models. In addition to the rumored models, I’ll be listing exclusives that haven’t been released yet. Basically, this post will endeavor to contain a list of unreleased models that are not in the Coming Soon section of Metal Earth’s website.
Pictureless Rumors from the NYTF
EDIT: Well, this is not official confirmation of Baby Yoda / The Child, but that’s gotta be for real. Plus, that does say models (plural) there, so that means other Mandalorian models are coming, too!
Overheard, but not confirmed, there’s fairly reliable word that a Baby Yoda / The Child model is in the works. Not really very surprising, to be honest, since Baby Yoda is the most adorable thing to come out of the Star Wars universe. Period. I just hope there are more models coming from the Mandalorian. On a different note, I heard that there might be some good news in the future for DC fans.
In-Development Models Shown at NYTF
Fascinations/Metal Earth made an appearance at the New York Toy Fair to show off some of their upcoming/work-in-progress models to retailers. That means that these models may not represent what will actually be sold when released, but are a current-state look at them. Other than the Star Wars models that had already been on this list for a while (see below) the following models were shown: Terminator T-800 and Lockheed U-2. Check out the NYTF posts of pictures.
A recent newsletter confirmed the U2 as still forthcoming, adding the detailed name “Dragon Lady.”
Star Wars Full Body Figures
Officially confirmed in a Metal Earth Newsletter, we have 3 full-body Star Wars figures. Both Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper are on the Coming Soon page now, but Darth isn’t, so I’m keeping this here for now. Check out the early photos from the NYTF posts of pictures.
Lord of the Rings Locations/Architecture
Posted by @metalearth_official to Instagram way back on July 21st, 2018, these gorgeous fictional architecture / locations from Middle Earth are taking forever for any news updates. Looking closely at the photos posted, these appear to be constructed from a high-weight paper, possibly card-stock, solidifying their status as prototypes. I’m really hoping that the delay is because they’re taking my advice and adding a Helm’s Deep model. I can dream, right? The prototypes include Rivendell/Imladris, Minas Tirith, Orthanc and Barad-dûr.
That’s all Folks!
That’s all I know about, for now. I’ll try to keep this up to date, though, just like my Exclusives post. Special thanks to AnimateOrange for suggesting the idea of adding this reference post!