First 2018 Marvel Legends Sentinel Figure Photo Revealed!

Marvel Legends Sentinel 2018 Box

We’ve got just over a month until New York Toy Fair 2018, but already, it looks like perhaps the (literal) biggest Marvel Legends surprise for the show has been spoiled by a most unlikely source: Toys R Us! In an online video posted on Twitter on the most recent Fan Vault Friday, Toys R Us revealed a never-before-seen Marvel Legends box set which may or may not end up being an exclusive: the 2018 Marvel Legends Sentinel & Days of Future Past Wolverine figures set!

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REVIEW: Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming Figure

Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man Review

I felt pretty bad kicking off the week by having to strike down the Marvel Select Drax movie figure (which I genuinely did want to love), so I thought today I’d move another DST figure to the top of the review queue—this time, one I had a much better feeling about! We’ve gotten plenty of Spider-Man Homecoming Tech Suit Spidey figures from various companies—but are any as good as the under $25 Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man figure?

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Kotobukiya Luke Cage ARTFX+ Defenders Statue Photos & Pre-Order!

Luke Cage Kotobukiya ARTFX+ Statue

Way back in October 2017, Kotobukiya launched their new comic-based Defenders ARTFX+ statue line with two flavors of Daredevil. We’ve been waiting ever since for the next addition to roll out, and with surprisingly little fanfare, the time has come! The Kotobukiya Luke Cage ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order… but is it up to snuff in value and aesthetic compared to past Marvel ARTFX+?

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Kotobukiya Black Panther Movie ARTFX Statue Up for Order!

Kotobukiya Black Panther ARTFX Statue Movie

It’s mostly been an uneventful start to 2018, as manufacturers seem to be saving most of their big reveals for next month’s New York Toy Fair 2018. But one branch of merch that literally cannot wait is the various Black Panther movie collectibles, as the movie debuts a day before the 2018 Toy Fair begins! We’ve seen most companies’ wares for the movie by now, but Kotobukiya just played their own card: the Kotobukiya ARTFX Black Panther movie statue is now up for order!

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REVIEW: Marvel Select Drax & Baby Groot Movie Figures GOTG 2

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Drax Review Baby Groot

Diamond Select Toys only releases around a dozen total Marvel Select action figures per year, so ordinarily they put their best foot forward and seldom disappoint. But to my dismay, one of the first releases of 2018 looked like it was going to be a rare misfire based off of the final packaged photos. My Marvel Select Drax and Baby Groot Figures I ordered online finally arrived this week—were my fears for naught, or is the DST Drax ultimately a letdown?

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Hot Toys Life Size Baby Groot Figure Review & Photos

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Hot Toys Baby Groot Figure Posing

When Baby Groot danced into our hearts at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, collectibles companies were caught off-guard and needed quite a few months to catch up. History did not repeat itself with GOTG Vol. 2, as virtually every company was ready to strike with their own little Groot! I genuinely thought maybe the only high-end version I needed was the Sideshow maquette, but now that the Hot Toys Life-Size Groot figure has begun shipping, I realize I was lying to myself…

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ONE:12 Collective Iron Man Figure Up for Order & Photos!

Mezco Toyz Iron Man Action Figure Shooting Missile

11 months ago, Mezco Toyz held their annual pre-Toy Fair 2017 event, where they debuted several of their most ambitious Marvel ONE:12 Collective figures to date. But even amongst figures like ONE:12 Collective Doctor Strange with his elaborate costume, one figure stood out—because it had no soft goods at all! Almost a year later, the ONE:12 Collective Iron Man figure is now up for order! Is this figure worth more than quadruple the cost of a Marvel Legends?

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Black Panther Marvel Legends Killmonger Figure Review

Marvel Legends Killmonger Review

Lightbulbs will not be going off in the heads of the vast, vast majority of the billions of people in the world when they hear the name “Erik Killmonger”. Maybe that will change significantly after he appears in a major movie release next month (or maybe not–poor Malekith!), but for now, Killmonger is a bit of a no-name among all but the most hardcore comic fans. Even so, the first super-articulated Marvel Legends Killmonger figure is now available–and he just may end up being one of the surprise hit best figures of 2018…

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Skottie Young Marvel Animated Spider-Man & Mary Jane Statue!

Marvel Animated Spider-Man and Mary Jane Statue Skottie Young

While it seemed like it might be a bit of a risk when the line first launched, the Skottie Young Marvel Babies-inspired Gentle Giant Marvel Animated statues line has really blossomed into a fan favorite series that has gotten much deeper than most collectors expected. And now that the line has proven itself, Gentle Giant Ltd. must feel confident enough to try something a bit different: a two-in-one statue! It’s the most expensive entry in the series to date: the Marvel Animated Spider-Man & Mary Jane statue is now up for order!

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Marvel Legends Black Bolt Review Black Panther Series 2018

Black Panther Legends Black Bolt Screaming Head

I had been planning to kick off my series of Marvel Legends Black Panther series reviews with Erik Killmonger, but to my surprise, the majority of readers asked for a non-movie figure as the first review instead. In fact, the most requested figure is not even a new figure at all—it’s a repaint with a new head! The Marvel Legends Black Bolt figure is up for order now as a single figure—is he worth having if you don’t have the previous SDCC version (or even if you do)?

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2018 Marvel Legends Shuri & Klaw Figures Two-Pack Released!

Marvel legends Klaw and Shuri Toys R Us Two Pack Released

2018 has arrived, and with it has come a plethora of new Marvel toys and collectibles to buy! Well… theoretically, at least. Many collectors’ stores (including mine) simply haven’t started resetting the toy aisles and restocking the shelves just yet. But some fans are luckier than others, and have begun finding all of the Black Panther movie toys on shelves… including the Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Shuri & Klaw two-pack!

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Marvel Mighty Muggs Wave 2 Revealed & Photos! Black Panther!

Marvel Mighty Muggs 2018 Wave 2 Case

What better way to greet the new year than by welcoming back an old friend, right? I was astonished to see a new line of Mighty Muggs displayed at the Hasbro NYCC 2017 press event in October, and now the official street date of 1/1/2018 has arrived. But not only is Wave 1’s on-shelf date today—it’s also the day we get our first photos and info on Series 2! Marvel Mighty Muggs Wave 2 is now up for order, including Black Panther, Rocket Raccoon and Doctor Strange!

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Sideshow Premium Format Miles Morales & Black Widow Statues!

Sideshow Miles Morales Spider-Man Premium Format Figure 12 Days of Sideshow

Depending on where you live in the world right now, you may be at the very, very beginning of 2018 or the very, very end of 2017. But regardless of which side you’re on, Sideshow Collectibles is rolling along with their 12 Days of Sideshow series of product reveals for 2018! And for the 7th Day of Sideshow, a new Premium Format Figure joins the previously announced Captain America and Black Widow: the Sideshow Miles Morales Spider-Man Statue!

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Iron Studios Black Panther Battle Diorama Statues Up for Order!

Okoye Iron Studios Statue Side View

The clock is ticking down on 2017, and when we pass the threshold into 2018 next week, the focus on the Black Panther movie is about the intensity in a big way! I’ll be posting my first Marvel Legends Black Panther movie figure reviews next week—but this week, we’ve got more collectible reveals for the movie to look at! The 1/10 Iron Studios Black Panther Battle Diorama Series statues are now up for order!

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Marvel Legends Blade Figure Review & Photos Man-Thing Series

Blade Marvel Legends Netflix Series Figure Wielding Sword

It’s the very last Marvel Legends review of 2017 here on Marvel Toy News! Whether or not I saved “the best” for last I’ll discuss in a bit, but there’s no question today’s figure is the one from the Netflix series we’ve been waiting longest for! Hasbro announced a 6” Blade figure way back in 2012–and 5 years later, he’s finally arrived (with a totally different mold)! Is this Marvel Legends Blade figure worthy of 17 bucks shipped online—not to mention the half a decade wait it took for his release?

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