After starring in one of the most reviled Marvel movies over a decade ago (hey, I like Ben Affleck), the beloved Marvel character Daredevil is getting another chance to capture non-comic readers’ hearts again this spring, when the Daredevil Netflix series is released! So the time is definitely right for Funko to release some Daredevil POP Vinyls, depicting Daredevil in both his original yellow and iconic red costumes. With this being a Funko product, you might think one of these figures would be an exclusive, but surprise–they’re both exclusives!Continue Reading →
Someone, somewhere, started the unsubstantiated rumor that Hot Toys would never make another 1/6 Hulk figure after the original Avengers movie version. I don’t know why, but that stigma stuck and spread, so a lot of collectors really thought that there wouldn’t be a Hot Toys Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk figure released. But surprise–! Not only is Hot Toys releasing a new AOU Hulk–they’ve got a second version in a Hot Toys Hulk Deluxe Set available for order as well!Continue Reading →
Hot Toys surprised me overnight when they released the official images for not one, but two versions of the new Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk sixth scale figure! For those with extra money to burn, there’s a deluxe version with an extra head and an extra interchangeable torso. But for those who don’t care about those bonuses–and don’t have a ton of extra money to shell out–Hot Toys has you covered too! The regular version of the Avengers Age of Ultron Hot Toys Hulk figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Over the weekend I discussed the two new Marvel Play Arts Kai figures I wasn’t expecting to see revealed at the New York Toy Fair 2015–Play Arts Thor and Venom–but I haven’t stopped to chat about the new figure that I was expecting to see.
The second figure in the Play Arts Kai Marvel figure line was on display at the 2015 Toy Fair for the very first time: the Play Arts Kai Spider-Man figure!Continue Reading →
While Hasbro Marvel Legends reigns supreme as the best 6″ Marvel figure line in the United States, Hasbro has much tougher competition if you broaden your search to international figures. And when it comes to 1/12 action figures (6″ scale), there’s no greater competition than with Bandai SH Figuarts!
Although Bandai previously stuck to Iron Man figures, this year, they’re expanding with a series of SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figures…Continue Reading →
As we counted down the days to New York Toy Fair 2015, Funko started posting mysterious teaser images for Marvel vinyls labeled as “Vinyl Sugar Dorbz”. I had a hunch regarding exactly what this new imprint was, and at the 2015 Toy Fair Funko confirmed my suspicions.
A new line of 3″ vinyl Marvel figures is coming this year–and it’s kicking off with twenty-three 3″ Vinyl Sugar Dorbz Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy figures and two XL Dorbz!Continue Reading →
Going into last week’s New York Toy Fair 2015, I thought we’d be lucky if Square-Enix just brought along a prototype of the second Marvel Play Arts Kai figure: Spider-Man.
But I underestimated Square-Enix. Not only did they have the finished Spidey on display at their booth, but also the third action figure in the lineup, Play Arts Kai Thor, and even concept art for the fourth figure: Play Arts Kai Venom!Continue Reading →
Among the eleven-billion new products that Funko brought to show off at New York Toy Fair 2015, there was one line that came as a real surprise to me. While Funko has gotten into the plush figure business before with their Funko Fabrikations soft sculptures, I don’t recall Funko ever doing stylized, angry stuffed toys before–and certainly not Marvel ones. But there’s a first time for everything, and at New York Toy Fair 2015, we got our first look at the Funko Marvel Mopeez plush toys that are now up for order!Continue Reading →
I swear I never intended for it to happen, but I developed a genuine affinity to the kid-aimed Marvel Super Hero Mashers line of action figures last year. And while the line has been, uh, “less” warmly received by collectors than it has been by children, it’s turned out to be a solid seller at retail stores. So while Marvel Mashers aren’t the apple of every Marvel fan’s eye, the line will be continuing with plenty of new and popular characters this year. And at the New York Toy Fair 2015 over the weekend, Hasbro revealed the 2015 Marvel Mashers Carnage, Nova, Ant-Man, Rocket Raccoon and more!Continue Reading →
While Funko only had a whopping two new Marvel POP! Vinyls to debut at New York Toy Fair 2015 over the weekend, that’s not to say that Marvel was underrepresented–at all. In fact one of the smallest Funko imprints premiered two all-new, previously unannounced figures at the show that are coming this spring: Funko Fabrikations Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Baymax from “Big Hero 6″ are now up for order!Continue Reading →
When I heard that a Funko POP! Rides Deadpool Chimichanga Truck set was in the works earlier this winter, I would have written it off as a ridiculous rumor if it hadn’t come from the president of Funko himself. Even so, my mind was still having a hard time grasping the concept of this vehicle–right up until I walked into the New York Comic Con 2015 Funko booth, where I was finally able to grasp the hilarity of this new Funko Deadpool toy…
UPDATE 2/17/2015: The Funko Deadpool Chimichanga Truck is now up for order!Continue Reading →
The Cavalry has arrived!! Heading into New York Toy Fair 2015 this weekend, I didn’t have a lot of hope for seeing many new Marvel POP! Vinyls, as Funko just revealed eight Funko Avengers Age of Ultron POP Vinyls last month. And on my first visit to the Funko booth at NY Toy Fair 2015, the only new item I saw was the Deadpool Chimichanga Truck. But once I flipped through the catalog at my hotel, I realized one more new Marvel POP! was at the show: the Funko Melinda May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!Continue Reading →
For months, rumors have circulated about possible Marvel Legends Ant-Man figures. While it was initially unknown if the Target listing for Marvel Legends Ant-Man referred to a singular figure or an entire series, Amazon accidentally leaked the identities of the six figures that might make up the wave a few weeks ago. But after New York Toy Fair 2015, Hasbro has played all their cards, confirming the six figures we thought were coming–and a Build-A-Figure we totally did not! Coming this summer: the Marvel Legends Ant-Man Infinite Series with Ultron Prime Build-A-Figure!Continue Reading →