Up until now, I’ve had a futile hope that the Funko Hikari Spider-Man series of vinyl sofubi figures would be a finite collection, easily completed by purchasing the half-dozen Spider-Man Hikari figures that debuted at SDCC 2014. After all, all four of the Funko Spider-Man Hikaris that have been released/announced for purchase up until now have been ones that premiered at SDCC. Unfortunately for our shelf space and our wallets, the fifth Spidey was announced today, and it’s one we’ve never seen before–the Funko Hikari Distressed Spider-Man is now up for order!Continue Reading →
When Hot Toys announced we’d be seeing some of their Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Masterpiece Series figures debut at this week’s Toy Soul 2014 event, I kinda didn’t realize that they meant they were bringing almost the whole lineup to the show. Even so, Hot Toys brought the core six members of the Avengers, as well as Thanos and Hulkbuster Iron Man to the event. But while some figures look polished and amazing, some of them are clearly just in-development placeholders. And the most obvious culprits of being works-in-progress are the Age of Ultron Thor and Hulk figures…Continue Reading →
Against all odds and expectations, Hot Toys announced earlier this week that they would be debuting the insanely-anticipated Hot Toys Hulkbuster Iron Man and Thanos figures at the Hong Kong Toy Soul 2014 event this week.
We had to wait a couple hours for the event to officially begin before they were put on display, but Hot Toys was true to their word: the Hot Toys Thanos and Hulkbuster Iron Man sixth scale figures are in the house!Continue Reading →
Given that Hot Toys already put two Iron Man sixth scale figures up for order last week and another this week (for a grand total of over $900 in pre-orders), it seems reasonable to think that Hot Toys might be done with old Tony Stark for a couple weeks. But that kind of logical thought process leads to fallacy, and Hot Toys knows no limits when it comes to milking Tony Stark! Digging all the way back to the Iron Man 2 movie for inspiration, the Hot Toys Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation accessories is now up for order!Continue Reading →
After a relatively uneventful fall, Hot Toys is striking back this December with a ton of surprise pre-orders and announcements! And while the majority of those announcements have to do with Iron Man and the Avengers, there’s at least one item of note for Guardians of the Galaxy fans: the adorable Hot Toys Little Groot figure is now available for order!
But as cute as this little sapling is, he may not be the scale you were hoping for…Continue Reading →
If there’s one mass-release small-scale action figure company that we can count on to release some five-star figures for almost every Marvel movie released, it’s Diamond Select Toys. That said, fandom wasn’t exactly ablaze with love for the first Marvel Select Age of Ultron figure announced: a slightly retooled movie Hulk figure.
Unfortunately, the second figure is unlikely to get folks much more excited–the Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Ordinarily, Hot Toys kicks off a new branch of Hot Toys Marvel sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Series figures about one month–maybe two–before a movie is actually released. But for Avengers: Age of Ultron, things are a little bit different. Maybe it’s because the first Avengers movie was the most successful superhero movie of all-time, and maybe it’s because Hot Toys already has the perfect tooling ready to make it. Regardless, the time has come far earlier than expected: the exclusive Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 43 die-cast figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
A combination of being super-sick and super-busy has left me super-behind on covering the latest Marvel Hot Toys news from the past couple of days, but now it’s time to catch up on some of the biggest Hot Toys announcements in quite some time. While many toy and collectible companies are quieting down now and keeping their upcoming products under wraps until the New York Toy Fair 2015 in February, Hot Toys is closing out 2014 in a huge way–with the impending debuts of the heavily-demanded Hot Toys Ultron, Hot Toys Thanos and Hot Toys Hulkbuster Iron Man sixth scale figures!Continue Reading →
Say what you will about them, but Marvel Studios knows how to get people excited about their upcoming movies. And the way they got folks stoked beyond belief about the Avengers Age of Ultron movie was with a concept drawing of Hulkbuster Iron Man. That’s why it’s no surprise that among the half-dozen LEGO Avengers Age of Ultron sets revealed this week, we find the LEGO Hulkbuster Rescue Mission 76032!Continue Reading →
Back in October, Funko shocked the Funko Hikari Sofubi Vinyl collecting world when they unveiled a whole display case of Funko Hikari Groot vinyl figures at New York Comic Con 2014. We didn’t have long to wait until the first one went up for pre-order the following week, but that was another shocker, as Funko announced the edition size on the standard Groot Hikari figure as 5000–by far the single largest run of any Hikari. It seems like Funko has come back down to Earth for their first Groot variant, though–the Funko Hikari Planet X Groot figure is limited to just 1000 and now up for order!Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, Funko dropped the bombshell that the first-ever exclusive Funko POP! Vinyls wave of unique characters was coming to Walgreens in January 2015, containing Venom, Spider-Man 2099, Black Suit Spider-Man and the Punisher. But if highly popular characters as retailer exclusives at a drug store is just too much excitement for you to handle, have no fear–plain old variants are coming to the rescue: a previously-unannounced Metallic Magneto Funko POP Vinyls figure has now been spotted!Continue Reading →
I get a handful of people messaging me each and every week asking when the 2015 Marvel Legends Avengers figures series will be going up for order. Unfortunately, Hasbro hasn’t allowed retailers to open pre-orders yet for the series (and likely won’t until closer to the new year). That said, while you can’t order them just yet, thanks to a series of auctions listed by a Hong Kong scrapper, we can get our first look at some stolen/discarded factory samples of the Avengers Marvel Legends Infinite Series coming our way this winter!Continue Reading →
Hot Toys has managed to take us totally off-guard with many surprise announcements over the course of this year. But their latest product reveal has been, well… not exactly a closely-guarded secret. Starting at San Diego Comic Con 2014 and continuing throughout the summer and fall, Hot Toys has been “sneakily” leaving an Iron Man 3 Hot Rod Iron Man Hot Toys figure in the display cases at most of the events that they’ve exhibited at. I guess there was always the slight possibility that this figure was just on display to taunt us with what we cannot have–but no more: The exclusive Hot Toys Hot Rod Iron Man Die-Cast figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →