You never forget your first–and my first was Samuel L. Jackson. That’s right–though I own dozens of them now (I’m scared to count how many), it was the Hot Toys Nick Fury figure from the Avengers that convinced me to enter the sixth-scale game. But hey, I own a double-digit number of Iron Man sixth scale figures, so I definitely have room for another Samuel Jackson in my collection–especially an improved one! The Hot Toys Nick Fury 1/6 figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Hasbro has been pretty stingy regarding specific release details for the upcoming 3.75″ Marvel Infinite Series waves this year, leading a lot of collectors to wonder if something is up with the line. But it appears that things are back on track following the summer deluge of Marvel Legends and Avengers: Age of Ultron series figures, as the 2015 Marvel Infinite Series Wave 3 figures are finally up for order! And not only are there six new figures up for order, but three of them are ones collectors have been waiting for literally for years: Northstar, Juggernaut Colossus and Emma Frost!Continue Reading →
Get out of the way, because the runaway freight train that is movie Iron Man merch cannot be stopped! At this point, Iron Man has literally appeared in virtually every single toy line by every Marvel licensee. Believe it or not, there are still a few holdouts out there, though! But in summer 2016, we’ll have to cross one of these rare exceptions off the list, as Iron Man will by flying into Medicom’s premium 6″ figure line–MAFEX Iron Man Mark 43 Figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
While Hasbro covered all their bases with the core movie Avengers by releasing a new movie-based Marvel Legends figure for each of the six main members of the Avengers, the new recruits (Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision) didn’t get the same treatment. Even so, the new comics-based Marvel Legends Vision figure is now available online and in some stores, and while he’s clearly not a replacement for a movie Vision, he’s a terrific figure nonetheless…Continue Reading →
Amidst hundreds of new collectibles on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 last month, I know one absence that really bummed out a lot of Marvel collectors was that of any never-before-seen Marvel Select figures (as we’d already seen all of the figures coming from that line for 2015). But while Diamond Select Toys had zero future Marvel Select action figures to reveal, they did premiere a major limited-edition set from one of their other collector lines, and one month later, it’s up for sale: the 8″ Deadpool Retro Figure Collector Set is now up for order!Continue Reading →
We’re still more than a third of a year away from Christmas, but the question of what the “cheap holiday gift of choice to give superhero fan coworkers and casual friends” for 2015 is has now been answered.
I really should have seen this coming, but just like with the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, I did not: a red-and-green, Christmas themed Guardians of the Galaxy Funko Holiday Dancing Groot POP Vinyl is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Agents of SHIELD is returning for its third season next month (and some folks said it’s never get past one season–ha!), and Funko has decided to celebrate by releasing their third Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. POP Vinyls product! With MCU movie mainstay Agent Coulson and Internet meme queen Melinda Mae already released, it’s time for the next most famous (and non-sentient) character: the Funko Lola the flying Car with Agent Coulson POP! Rides set is now available for order!Continue Reading →
Way back when I was a little tyke, the first Marvel figures that I ever owned were from the legendary Secret Wars line. Even though those figures are, uh… “not the best” by today’s standards, they’ve got a special spot in my heart.
Sadly, I don’t have the space (or hundred dollars a pop) to collect all of Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Secret Wars figures. But what I definitely can afford is the latest Gentle Giant brainchild: Secret Wars Micro Bobbles Figures are now up for order!Continue Reading →
With his own FOX movie coming next year, an all-new comic book series this fall and figures and statues coming down the pike from almost every merchandisers, everything’s coming up Deadpool! But one thing I don’t remember anyone asking for is a statue of a sexy female Deadpool. However, maybe Kotobukiya knows what we want even more than we do ourselves, because the Lady Deadpool Bishoujo statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
If you got into collecting Marvel Funko POP Vinyls late, there are certain figures that you’re probably missing–not because you don’t want them, but because they’re now discontinued and astronomically expensive on the aftermarket. One of these figures is the Funko Tony Stark POP Vinyl, which was available as an exclusive release at San Diego Comic-Con and another convention in 2013. Secondary market prices on this figure rival the retail price of Hot Toys figures now, but there is hope–a photo of a new Unmasked Iron Man Funko POP Vinyls figure has been leaked!
UPDATE 8/17: The Funko Iron Man Unmasked POP! Vinyl is now available for order–and he’s an Amazon exclusive! Better act fast if you want one!Continue Reading →
One month ago at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Square-Enix gave fans their first glimpse at two new Marvel Play Arts Kai variant figures: the Black Widow we saw painted photos a few weeks ago, and an armored Captain America that painted images of were just revealed this week. I’d been wondering which of the two Avengers was going to be the next to go up for order, and today I got the answer I’d been waiting for: BOTH! The Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Captain America and Black Widow figures are now up for order… but they may end up costing a few more dollars than you’d like…Continue Reading →
For years, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been crying out for Diamond Select Toys to complete the core Avengers from the MCU in Marvel Select figure form. It took a full three years-plus from the release of the first Avengers movie, but that mission is now complete! Fans were dismayed when DST revealed that only one new character would be in the AOU lineup, but they made the right call and completed the team with that slot! The Marvel Select Black Widow movie figure is now available online for $24 shipped–should you complete your Avengers movie team with her?Continue Reading →
Without a doubt, one of the most out-of-nowhere Marvel collectibles of 2015 was the new Sideshow Wolverine Premium Format Figure, which popped up for sale in June after absolutely no previews or even rumors from Sideshow Collectibles.
But let’s face it, Logan’s a fighter, and he wouldn’t be happy without a mortal enemy to brawl with. And luckily, just such an adversary is on the way: the Sideshow Exclusive Sabertooth Premium Format Statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →