Marvel Vinylmation Green Goblin & Mary Jane Variants Found!

Marvel Vinylmation Mary Jane Variant Figure

In the early days of the Disney Vinylmation figures line, the rarest blind-box figures out there were the Vinylmation Mystery Chasers that were packed at one-per-case. But things have changes in the last few years, and now there’s something even rarer: Vinylmation variants. Packed at far less than one per case, the Marvel Vinylmation variants from Series 1 of Phasing Vision and Bearded Thor have long been the most valuable Vinylmation Marvel figures. They now have some competition, though–Vinylmation Green Goblin and Mary Jane variants have now appeared and are selling for $150-$300 each!

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Vinylmation Marvel Kingpin Chaser Figure Revealed!

Disney Vinylmation Kingpin Chaser Vinylmation Marvel Series 2 Spider-Man

When Disney announced the lineup of figures in Vinylmation Marvel Series 2 last month, visions immediately began to dance in collectors’ heads of what spectacular, beloved character would be the “mystery chaser” that wouldn’t be revealed until the cases were released. The most popular theories were for a Vinylmation Carnage, Gwen Stacy or Doc Ock chaser. Well, the Vinylmation Spider-Man series was officially released yesterday, and now we know the chaser’s identity. Though the immediate response has been disappointment, the Marvel Vinylmation Kingpin Chaser has been revealed!

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Marvel Unlimited Exclusive Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Figure!

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Variant Figure Marvel Unlimited Plus

2014 has been the unofficial Year of Rocket Raccoon, with more Rocket Raccoon figures and toys being released in this year than every other year of Rocket’s 38 years of existent combined. Everything is perfect so long as you want movie-style Rocket Raccoon collectibles–but comic-based Rocket Raccoon toys have been non-existent in 2014. Luckily, Hasbro is stepping up to give us a new Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon exclusive repaint–but he won’t come cheap…

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Funko Big Hero 6 POP Vinyls Figures Revealed & Photos!

Big Hero Six Funko POP Vinyl Figures

Anybody besides me who’s read every Big Hero 6 comic book every published–when they were published–raise your hands. Anybody? Anybody…? I didn’t think so. And if you haven’t read the original Big Hero Six comic books, be grateful, as you may not be quite as dubious about the massive departure Disney is taking from the source material for the upcoming Big Hero 6 movie as I am. But not everyone is as jaded as me–Funko has their confidence up high and has just put up for order a jam-packed series of seven Big Hero Six POP! Vinyls figures!

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Hot Toys Peacemaker Iron Man Exclusive Figure Up for Order!

Exclusive Hot Toys Iron Man Peacemaker Figure with Light-Up Features

I woke up this morning to the most beautiful orange sight that I’ve ever seen in my life. No, it’s not something as disgustingly romantic as the sunrise (and I haven’t been awake early enough for the sunrise in about a decade). The sight I’m talking about is even more breathtaking–at least, from a hopelessly addicted Marvel collector’s point of view. For I awoke today and immediately set my gaze upon the official announcement of the most orange Iron Man armor ever–the MMS 258 Hot Toys Peacemaker Iron Man Summer 2014 exclusive figure is now up for order!

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Revoltech Revolmini War Machine Figure Photos & Order Info

Revoltech Mini War Machine Figure with Effects Pieces

A couple months back, Kaiyodo announced the upcoming release of the first Marvel character (and third character overall) in their Revoltech Revolmini line of 4″ micro Revoltech figures: the Revol Mini Iron Man Mark VI from “Iron Man 2″. Fast forward a few months and a multitude of non-Marvel Revolmini announcements later, and Kaiyodo has finally announced the next Marvel Revoltech Micro figure: the Revol Mini War Machine figure is now available for order!

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Funko Howard the Duck POP Vinyl Figure Up for Order!

Funko POP! Vinyls Howard the Duck Figure Bobblehead

They say that there’s a first time for everything–and now I believe it. For the very first time, a Howard the Duck figure (that isn’t a pack-in with another figure) is going to be released by a major toy company. No, really. What company is daring enough and has a fast enough turnaround time to capitalize on Howard the Duck’s cameo during the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy? As if there was ever any doubt: it’s Funko! The Funko Howard the Duck POP Vinyls figure is now up for order!

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Funko Dancing Groot POP Vinyls Figure Up for Order!

Baby Groot Dancing Funko POP Vinyls Figure

Guardians of the Galaxy was a rare heavily-promoted blockbuster summer movie that really and truly did surprise almost everyone with its success and quality. And while most merchandisers were banking on Rocket Raccoon and/or Star-Lord to become everyone’s favorite characters from the film, the runaway favorite character from the movie turned out to be the most-loved tree man ever: Groot! And to celebrate the beloved Guardians of the Galaxy mid-credits scene, a Funko Dancing Baby Groot POP! Vinyls figure is now up for pre-order!

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Marvel Select Electro Figure Exclusive Up for Order!

Marvel Select Electro Figure Released

I spent the months leading up to this year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie lamenting the fact that we were getting so few quality action figures for the movie–particularly in the form of a Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro figure. But fate has smiled upon me–it turned out that I utterly hated Amazing Spider-Man 2 and wouldn’t want another toy of that movie Electro anyway. But what I would still want is a classic version of Electro, wearing my favorite green-and-yellow spiky mask. And what do you know? Diamond Select Toys read my mind–the Marvel Shop exclusive Marvel Select Electro figure has now been revealed and put up for order!

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Marvel Retro Captain America 8″ Figure Set Photos & Pre-Order!

Retro Captain America 8 Inch Figure Set MEGO Diamond Select Toys

Retro is definitely “in” this year as far as figures and collectibles go, and pre-orders have reportedly been very solid for the first of Diamond Select Toys’ Retro Marvel Superheroes figures: the 8″ Mego Spider-Man set.

The second character in the lineup will take this line for a walk on the patriotic side, as the Retro Captain America 8″ figure set has now been put up for pre-order!

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Marvel Mashers Iron Spider-Man & War Machine Released!

Marvel Super Hero Mashers Iron Spider Figure Close-Up

Something inside me snapped last week when I got my first Marvel Super Heroes Masher figure, Deadpool. Ever since, I’ve started having a craving for more stylized, kid-friendly Marvel Mashers action figures, and as such I’ve been watching the Marvel Super Hero Mashers section at my local stores like a predatory hawk. While the Marvel Mashers Iceman and Ghost Rider I’ve been on the prowl for haven’t turned up locally yet, the newest wave of Electronic Superhero Mashers have arrived: the Marvel Mashers Iron Spider-Man and War Machine are now available for order online and in some stores!

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X-Men Marvel Legends Cyclops Review & Photos (2014)

X-Men Legends Cyclops Figure Review Hasbro 2014

I’m a self-admitted X-Men fanboy, so I was anticipating this year’s X-Men Marvel Legends 2014 figures even more than the superb Captain America Marvel Legends and Spider-Man Marvel Legends series (not to mention the so-so Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends figures). As a shared Toys R Us/Diamond Previews exclusive, this wave was also more expensive and harder to get than the others. Are they worth your effort and money? I’ll start my reviews with the 2014 Marvel Legends Cyclops figure…

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Funko X-Force Wolverine POP Vinyl Exclusive Re-Released!

Hot Topic Exclusive Funko X-Force Wolverine POP Vinyls Figure Packaged

Trying to collect Funko POP! Vinyls is a serious undertaking. The number of products Funko is releasing now on a yearly basis is downright insane, and Funko gives out exclusives like candy. Tracking down all of the exclusives is expensive business–but far better than waiting and paying aftermarket prices for them later on, as Funko exclusives are never reissued. At least they weren’t reissued… until now! If you missed him last year, you have another shot: the Hot Topic exclusive Funko X-Force Wolverine POP! Vinyl is back!

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