Marvel Legends Summer 2016 Exclusive Packs Released!

Marvel Legends Vision Sam Wilson Kate Bishop 3 Pack Released

With hundreds of Marvel action figures getting released each year, sometimes a few fall through the cracks for a few days and then I don’t write a release blurb for them because I think it’s not really “news” anymore. But the dozens of readers writing in to me each day urging me to talk about the 2016 Target and Toys R Us Marvel Legends exclusives seem to think otherwise, so let’s take a look at this summer’s multi-packs…

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Funko POP Marvel Lanyards & Party Lights Revealed!

Funko POP Home Deadpool Party Lights

I oftentimes say that Funko is planning to conquer the world, and they’re latest announcements are yet more proof that their ambition is expanding. Not content with their popular lines of vinyl figures, blind boxes and plush toys, Funko is broadening their horizons once more: Funko Marvel Lanyards and Party Lights (yes, party lights) are now available for order! Deadpool-themed party (complete with lights), anyone…?

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Gentle Giant Skottie Young Vision Animated Statue Pre-Order!

Back of Marvel Babies Vision Statue

Ever since the Gentle Giant Marvel Animated statues line (inspired by the Skottie Young Marvel Babies artwork) began, Gentle Giant has delivered headliner A-List character after A-List character in it, from Iron Man to Deadpool to Spider-Gwen. But at SDCC 2016, the next entry in the line was revealed, and while he’s never been a hugely popular mainstream character, I’m looking forward to having him nonetheless: the Marvel Animated Gentle Giant Vision statue is now up for order! And hey–there’s something for bookend collectors too…

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Funko Marvel Collector Corps Doctor Strange Box Rumors!

Dr Strange Collector Corps Box October 2016

Another box has come and gone, and now it’s time to look ahead to the Funko Marvel Collector Corps Doctor Strange box that’s now up for order! As a character that’s never gotten a ton of merch, I’m definitely anticipating this subscription box’s arrival in October 2016. What do I think will be inside? Read on…

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Kotobukiya Miles Morales Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue!

Kotobukiya Miles Morales ARTFX+ Statue Close-Up

Up until now, every single character that Kotobukiya has released as part of their 1/10 scale Marvel ARTFX+ statues range has been a classic, decades-old character. But there’s a first time for everything, and the first modern-created character to grace this style is about to arrive as the second entry in the Spider-Man ARTFX+ Series! He swung into our hearts five years ago this month, and now he’s web-slinging into our statue collections–the Kotobukiya Spider-Man Miles Morales ARTFX+ Statue is now up for order!

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Gentle Giant Deadpool Caesar Classic Bust Up for Order!

Gentle Giant Deadpool Caesar Classic Bust

Hardly a week goes by this year that we don’t see a new Deadpool collectible premiered by some company, but the one Gentle Giant put up for sale this week is definitely not like any other Deadpool toy that’s come before it!

I am normally not an armless mini-bust collector (at all), but sometimes you’ve gotta make an exception, and this is one of those time–the Caesar Deadpool Classic Bust is now up for order!

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Toys R Us Exclusive Deadpool Minimates Released! Hulkpool!

Marvel Minimates Hulkpool & Hulk Two-Pack

And now for something totally different, let’s look at more store-exclusive Marvel figures that have been recently released! I knew that the Diamond Select Toys Deadpool Minimates series was due to hit Toys R Us stores any time now, and I came face-to-face with the whole series this weekend! There’s only one exclusive two-pack in the wave, but it’s pretty, uh… “Smashing”! An in, “Hulkpool… SMASH!”

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Marvel Legends Sandman Review (SDCC 2016 Exclusive)

Sandman Marvel Legends Hasbro Exclusive Figure

The Hasbro Toy Shop San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives online sale came and went earlier this month–and to the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Legends The Raft set was easily available for hours without a hitch! If you missed it, don’t despair–there are plenty available of The Raft set on the aftermarket for around MSRP! Anyway, although most collectors who wanted The Raft have purchased it already, there’s one more figure from the set I want to review: Marvel Legends Sandman in his sand form!

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Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man Box Review & Spoilers!

Funko Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man Box Review

Ordinarily I write up a whole article detailing my speculations regarding what’s going to be in each Funko Marvel box, but after the Deadpool box, I think we all knew what to expect from the Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man box. But before we all order our October Doctor Strange boxes (which I think are gonna be awesome), let’s stop and take a look at what was chosen for the August box…

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Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Punisher Released!

Marvel Legends Punisher Walgreens Exclusive Figure Released

Fans in the United States have had to wait a little bit longer than folks in some other parts of the world, but finally the last of the 2016 Marvel Legends exclusives announced at New York Toy Fair 2016 have begun hitting stores in the United States!

Don’t pay the scalper prices on the aftermarket for it, because the new Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Punisher figure is now arriving in stores!

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ThreeA Toys Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure Order Info!

Three A Toys Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure Holding Pistols

To put it mildly, the ThreeA Toys Marvel figures released up until now have not been for everyone. Many collectors just couldn’t get past the duck feet and weird designs choices made for several of the characters thus far. But for those who wouldn’t stand the previous figures, 3A Toys has something totally different-looking (but definitely still unique) lined up: the ThreeA Black Widow Sixth Scale figure goes up for order later this month!

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SH Figuarts Hawkeye Figure Photos & Order Info!


Well, I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen, but it has: Bandai Japan is about to release the sixth and final member of the core six Avengers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in S.H. Figuarts form! I genuinely believed that the prototype Bandai showed off last year would never see production, but Bandai is aiming for collectors’ wallets again: the web-exclusive SH Figuarts Hawkeye figure goes up for order soon!

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Funko Pint-Sized Heroes Spider-Man Figures Revealed!


You can never have too many stylized vinyl figures–at least, that’s what Funko seems to think, as they’ve announced yet another new line of vinyls today: Pint-Sized Heroes! And as it’s perhaps the hottest brand on the planet right now, Marvel will be getting one of the inaugural series for the new line: the blind-bagged Funko Pint-Sized Heroes Spider-Man figures will be arriving this October… complete with store exclusives!

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