Toy Fair 2016: Diamond Select Giant-Man Figure Photos!

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I probably could have happily slept for about ten more hours this morning, but instead I got up bright and early to brave the cold and check out one of my favorite longtime Marvel toy manufacturers: Diamond Select Toys! DST had a large variety of new items on display at the 2016 Toy Fair, but the one that I want to talk about first is one of the biggest: the Diamond Marvel Gallery Giant-Man (Ant-Man) figure statue!

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Marvel Select Black Panther & Avenging Cap Up for Order!

Marvel Select Black Panther Figure Packaged

Ordinarily I’m not a Monday person, but when Diamond Select Toys announced that two new comics-based Marvel Select figures would be revealed on Monday, February 1st 2016, I knew that this Monday was gonna be a good one–and so it is! After DST announced there was no Black Panther in the Civil War movie line, I knew it was a matter of time until a comics Black Panther was announced. And now he has been–the exclusive Marvel Select Black Panther figure is now up for order… and he’s brought a new Avenging Captain America with him!

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Marvel Select Spectacular Spider-Man Figure Revealed!

Marvel Select Spectacular Spider-Man Figure Packaged

I probably own more action figures of Spider-Man than any other Marvel character. In fact, I probably own more Spider-Man action figures than any other character, period. So it isn’t very often that a new Spidey figure goes up for order that I’m really, really excited about. But today, Diamond Select Toys surprised me with just such a figure, as it’s the most comic book-y Spidey around: the Marvel Shop Exclusive Marvel Select Spectacular Spider-Man is now up for order! With the light blue costume and Peter Parker head, this is gonna be my favorite Marvel Select Spidey ever…

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Marvel Select Civil War Figures Announced! Bucky & More!

Marvel Select Civil War Winter Soldier Figure Silhouette

When Diamond Select Toys opted to release a comics-based Marvel Select Winter Soldier figure back in 2014 instead of a movie-based version of the character to coincide with the release of the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie, there was much whining to be heard throughout the Marvel Figure Collecting Land. But next year, DST is finally giving those fans what they want: the Marvel Select Captain America Civil War figures are now up for order, and they include movie-based Bucky Barnes, Captain America and Iron Man Mark 45 figures!

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Marvel Select Black Widow Movie Figure Review & Photos

Marvel Select Black Widow Age of Ultron Action Figure

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?

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Marvel Select Unmasked Ant-Man Revealed & Up for Order!

Disney Store Exclusive Unmasked Ant-Man Marvel Select Action Figure

Let’s face facts: there are not a ton of marketable characters (as far as merch goes) in next month’s Ant-Man movie. When the third-biggest name in the movie is “Ant-thony the Ant”, you know you’ve got a problem. And so, I’ve been waiting patiently for the first of the inevitable Unmasked Ant-Man figures to be revealed. I thought it would be Funko, but I was wrong: the exclusive Marvel Select Unmasked Ant-Man is now up for order!

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Marvel Select Cable Figure Review & Photos!

DST Marvel Select Cable Figure 2015

Diamond Select Toys rarely lets us down with their top-quality releases, so every time I bust open a new Marvel Select action figure, I’m ready for it to be another grand slam. But sometimes it’s not a grand slam–sometimes, it’s more like a triple. Still something outstanding to get excited about, but not quite as jaw-dropping. That’s about how I feel about the Marvel Select Cable figure released this spring. You can still grab the Marvel Select Cable for below retail price and with free shipping online–but is this the right Cable action figure for you? Read on…

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Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk Figure Review

Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select 2015 Hulk Figure 9"

When Diamond Select Toys announced the three figures making up the totality of their Avengers Age of Ultron Marvel Select lineup, the choices weren’t met with universal praise. In fact, many collectors turned their noses up entirely at the AOU Hulk and Thor figures. But now that the Avengers 2 Marvel Select Hulk figure I ordered online has arrived, it’s very clear to me that (redo or not) this is an outstanding (and humongous) movie Hulk action figure that utterly smashes every other AOU Hulk figure released thus far…

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C2E2 2015 Photos: Diamond Select Toys Marvel Figures!

C2E2 2015 Marvel Select Doctor Strange Figure

I’m a homebody and try my absolute hardest not to go any further away from New England than New York (although London is looking good next summer).

Luckily, I’ve got friends without those compunctions, and one of them was kind enough to take photos of the new Marvel figures at the Diamond Select Toys booth at C2E2 2015 today–including the Marvel Select Doctor Strange and the big reveal of the two top-secret Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates figures!

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Marvel Select Doctor Strange Figure Up for Order!

Marvel Select Doctor Strange Figure Up for Order

While I only spent a combined total of about 12 hours at the New York Toy Fair 2015 in February (and 36 hours fighting through a snowstorm to get home), I got to see just about everything exciting that was on display at the event. And by “just about”, I mean there was one item I really wanted to see but circumstances caused me to miss. I’ll be able to see it up-close and personal very soon, though–the Marvel Select Doctor Strange figure is now up for order!

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Marvel Select Carnage Review & Photos (Diamond Select Toys)

Marvel Select Carnage Review & Photos

When the incredible Marvel Select Venom figure (which may well have been the very best Marvel figure released that year) came out in early 2013, collectors immediately began demanding a Carnage figure of similar quality. Well, we had to wait until San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to see it, but the Diamond Select Toys Carnage figure finally debuted. And after waiting since last July for him, Marvel Select Carnage finally arrives online and in stores this week! I received my Carnage a few days early, so I decided to put together an early review. While the Carnage Marvel Select figure is near-perfect, it does suffer from one big (literally) problem…

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Exclusive Marvel Select Hawkeye & Pizza Dog Released!

Avenging Hawkeye Marvel Select Figure Packaged with Pizza Dog

Up until last month, we’d been in the midst of a bit of a Marvel Select drought, with no new figures hitting since last fall. And then, suddenly–thunder strikes!–and Diamond Select Toys has inundated with them. Following up on the recently-shipping Marvel Select Cable, Carnage and Modern Thor figures, a new figure has popped up–the Disney Store Exclusive Marvel Select Avenging Hawkeye… with Pizza Dog!

UPDATED 3/19/2015: Added some additional photos and details on Hawkeye & Pizza Dog!

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New York Toy Fair 2015: Marvel Select Black Widow Photos!

Toy Fair 2015 Marvel Select Black Widow Figure

While they may not have made every character from each movie that they’ve appeared in, Diamond Select Toys has released all of the core movie Avengers members as Marvel Select figures at least once. All of them–except one. But no longer! The Avengers Age of Ultron Marvel Select Black Widow is coming to stores this summer, and I got to see and photograph her up-close at the Diamond Select Toys booth to kick off New York Toy Fair 2015 Day Two!

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Marvel Select Zombie Sabertooth Figure Announced!

Marvel Select Zombie Sabertooth Figure Announced

Last winter, Marvel collectors were stunned by Diamond Select Toys’ announcement of a Marvel Select Zombie Magneto figure. I remember hearing quite a bit of griping about that figure in the Marvel collecting community, but Zombie Magneto must have done pretty well for himself at retail–because DST will be giving undead Magneto a new deceased friend to play with this summer! Coming in Summer 2015, the Marvel Select Zombie Sabertooth figure is now up for order!

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Marvel Select Age of Ultron Hulk Figure Revealed!

Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk Figure

This week has been perhaps the busiest and the most loaded-down with hotly-anticipated new Marvel you announcements of any week I can recall. But while the past days have been absolutely bursting with hugely-popular new collectibles, one item in particular seems to be getting a bad rap and loads of criticism all-around. The Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Hulk has been up for order for a while, but was only revealed this week. Is this upcoming figure really worth all the negativity being directed at it?

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