Marvel Select Destroyer Odin Figure Released & Photos!

Marvel Select The Destroyer Odin Figure Released

The postal service is infuriatingly slow delivering my latest Diamond Select Toys figure (grumble grumble), so that meant I had to take a field trip down to the mall this week to at least take packaged photos of the first Marvel Select figure to arrive this year! He may not be in the upper-echelon of most beloved Marvel villains, but I’ve seen firsthand now just how drop-dead gorgeous and amazing this Marvel Select Destroyer Odin figure is…

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Square-Enix Wolverine Play Arts Kai Figure Finally Up for Order!

Marvel Play Arts Kai Wolverine Figure Up for Order

Have you ever waited so long from when a figure was fully revealed to when it was available for order that when it actually did go up for sale, you thought you’d ordered it months ago…? Yeah–that’s how I feel about the Marvel Play Arts Kai Wolverine figure, which I could have swore I ordered at least 3 months ago. But I did not–at least, not then. That said–the Wolverine Play Arts Kai figure is now up for order–and this time, I really and truly have placed an order for him…

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Kotobukiya Carnage ARTFX+ Statue Photos & Order Info!

Carnage Kotobukiya ARTFX Statue Close-Up

Earlier this week I previewed Gentle Giant’s smaller and less expensive alternative to Sideshow’s amazing–and astronomically priced–Venom Premium Format Figure. And now, it’s the other most popular Symbiote on the planet’s turn: Carnage! Kotobukiya adds its first villain to the 1:10 Spider-Man statue series with Cletus Kassidy–the Kotobukiya Carnage ARTFX+ statue is now up for order! Those used to the super-low cost of Marvel ARTFX+ figures past may be a mite surprised by the price, though…

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LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Milano vs. Abilisk Set! Baby Groot!

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 LEGO The Milano vs. The Abilisk 76081 Box

While 2017 is off to a hot start from many of the most popular Marvel manufacturers such as Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, Kotobukiya and Diamond Select Toys, the offerings have been a little… light… this year, with only the new Marvel Micro Muggs having hit thus far. But there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months, including not only the Coulson and Ms. Marvel sets–but also new LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sets! And the headliner is the new LEGO Milano vs. The Abilisk 76081 set…

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Gentle Giant Venom Statue & Spider-Man Bookends Up for Order!

Close-Up of Venom Gentle Giant Statue Head and Tongue

Last week, collectors jaws dropped and their wallets trembled at the beautiful sight of the Sideshow Collectibles’ Venom Premium Format Figure. As beautiful as that figure may be, though, not everyone has $600+ to blow on one. But for those who love Venom and also love not being broken, there is an alternative–the Gentle Giant Venom statue is now up for order! And hey, if you opt for this Marvel Collectors Gallery Venom statue over the Sideshow version, you may even have some cash left to buy some new Spider-Man bookends…

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SH Figuarts Doctor Strange Figure Up for Order in the US!

S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange Figure with Flames Exclusive

Some of you have probably noticed that pre-orders opened this week for the imported Bandai SH Figuarts Doctor Strange figure, and are wondering why I haven’t talked about it here on Marvel Toy News. No, it’s not pure laziness (this time)–I’ve actually got a really good reason! I haven’t been promoting the import Doctor Strange Figuarts figure to North American readers because I don’t want you to overspend: the SH Figuarts Doctor Strange figure is now up for order in the U.S.–along with North America exclusive accessories!

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2017 Marvel Legends Spider-UK Figure Review & Photos

Marvel Legends Spider-Man Spider-UK Benchpresses Symbiote Spider-Man

Need more proof that we’re living in a true Golden Age for Marvel toys and collectibles? How about the fact that an alternate universe Spider-Man can have his first appearance, take part in a couple stories and then an amazing super-articulated action figure in our hands in just over two years? Though he’s still slightly obscure and available for below MSRP online, the Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-UK turns out to be a surprisingly awesome action figure…

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2017 Marvel Legends X-Men Figures Official Packaged Photos!

Marvel Legends 2017 Cyclops Figure Packaged Jim Lee

I was beginning to think that we’d be ending the week without any fresh major news to ruminate on all weekend long, but it looks like that worry was for naught, because perhaps the single most-anticipated Marvel Legends 2017 series of figures has finally made its appearance in official hi-res and packaged photos! I sense pre-orders coming our way someday soon, but until then, we can all drool over this year’s 2017 Marvel Legends X-Men Series 6″ figures with Warlock Build-A-Figure!

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Sideshow Exclusive Venom Premium Format Figure Pre-Order!

Sideshow Exclusive Venom Premium Format Figure Classic Head

Excitement in the high-end Marvel statue collecting community ignited three months ago when Sideshow Collectibles unexpectedly brought new upcoming quarter-scale statues of Venom and Carnage to New York Comic Con 2016. Last month, Carnage pre-orders opened up, and now it’s finally Spider-Man’s most popular villain’s turn–the Sideshow EXCLUSIVE Venom Premium Format Figure statue is now up for order! But Venom ain’t coming cheap…

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Marvel Legends Groot Evolution Figure Review & Photos

Marvel Legends Groot Evolution Figures Review Photos

I’m about as “all-in” as it gets when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy toys and collectibles, so when an early shipment of the Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Groot Evolution figure set hit online last week, it was the very definition of “instant purchase”. Three days later, the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends 2017 Groot Evolution Pack has arrived! And I am very, very pleased with the most Groot-iful figure set ever…

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2017 Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider-Man Figure Review & Photos

Marvel Legends The Raft Spider-Man vs. Black Costume Spider-Man Comparison

Now that all the excitement and hysteria brought about by the mixture of the Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy figures hitting Amazon and the first wave of 2017 Marvel Legends exclusives being leaked is over, I can get back to catching up on reviews. And today’s spotlight falls on a figure that’s still quite difficult to find in stores despite being double-packed in cases: the 2017 Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider-Man (Black Costume) 6″ figure!

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Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Black Panther 6″ Figure Confirmed!

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UPDATE 1/7/2016: I talked about the new Marvel Legends Black Panther last month when the first photo leaked (and a bunch of you tried to insist I was being fooled and he was a custom–ha), but an online auction of the in-hand figure yesterday revealed new images of the front and back of the box for Black Panther, plus the all-important detail that this figure is going to be a Walmart Exclusive (fun!).

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Marvel Legends Invisible Woman Figure 2017 Packaged Photo!

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Today must just be the day for new exclusive Marvel Legends figures leaking out, because hot on the heels of the Toys R Us exclusive Groot Evolution Pack being spotted for the first time, the brand new Hasbro 6″ Marvel Legends Invisible Woman figure (and HERBIE) have appeared online as well! And I have to say, I don’t think it’s hyperbole declaring that this is the best Invisible Woman action figure ever…

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Toys R Us Exclusive 2017 Marvel Legends Groot Evolution Figure Pack!

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To the dismay of everyone, the street/release date on the Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 figures has been pushed back until March 2017, with the new target month reflected on virtually every retailer website. But while we’re waiting another two months to get our hands on Angela (that sounded dirty) and Yondu and Darkhawk, it looks like there’s one new GOTG figure that we may be seeing sooner: a Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Groot Evolution Pack has surfaced online–with the first Marvel Legends Baby Groot figure!

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Funko POP Vinyls Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Exclusives!

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Earlier today I discussed the nine new figures that will make up the first wave of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Funko POP Vinyls at mass retail, but as usual, Funko’s got a cavalcade of exclusives coming for us as well! Whereas the first GOTG movie had only one store exclusive when it launched, Funko is quintupling that number for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, with five exclusives including a Target Exclusive super-sized Baby Groot POP!

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