REVIEW: Marvel Select Gladiator Hulk Figure (Thor Ragnarok)

Size Comparison DST Gladiator Hulk vs Marvel Legends Ragnarok Thor

Sometimes we have to wait the better part of a year for movie-based Marvel Select figures to arrive (they’re almost always worth the wait), but the latest release arrived like relative lightning—less than three months after the movie he stars in! The enormously anticipated (and also just plain enormous) Marvel Select Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk figure is now shipping—can he take the crown from the Marvel Legends version as the best Ragnarok Hulk out there now?

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REVIEW: Marvel Legends Namor 6″ Figure (2018 Black Panther Series)

Review Black Panther Marvel Legends Namor 6" Figure

Black Panther doesn’t exactly have the most mainstream cast of supporting characters, so when it came time to fill out the Black Panther Marvel Legends figures series with comic-based figures, Hasbro had to stretch a bit and slot in other “kings”. It was sort of a reach, but few fans were complaining about getting new, classic versions of the Kings of the Inhumans and of Atlantis! Supply has caught up to demand and Marvel Legends Namor is available now online for MSRP, but is this the best toy ever of the character?

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Marvel Select Star-Lord & Rocket Raccoon Figures Review

Marvel Select Star-Lord & Rocket Raccoon Review

There’s one more recent Marvel Select release from Diamond Select Toys that I’ve been dying to talk about, and with the usual weekend news drought, now seems like the perfect time to do so. The Marvel Select Drax movie figure had a multitude of features that held it back, but this other GOTG Vol. 2 two-pack is a totally different story. Is the Marvel Select Star-Lord & Rocket Raccoon two-Pack worth your 23 bucks, or are you better off sticking with the Legends versions?

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Black Panther Marvel Legends Invincible Iron Man Review

Close-Up of Invincible Iron Man Marvel Legends 2018 Figure

When the first-ever Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends series came out in 2014, many fans were surprised to see a comics-based Iron Man in the series. As a proven seller, a new Iron Man seemed like a surefire seller for the series. Well, another Marvel franchise is getting its first movie, and Tony Stark is back again! The Black Panther Marvel Legends Invincible Iron Man figure has been selling for inflated prices and is the surprise hot figure in the wave—is this figure as good as its sales have been?

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REVIEW: Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming Figure

Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man Review

I felt pretty bad kicking off the week by having to strike down the Marvel Select Drax movie figure (which I genuinely did want to love), so I thought today I’d move another DST figure to the top of the review queue—this time, one I had a much better feeling about! We’ve gotten plenty of Spider-Man Homecoming Tech Suit Spidey figures from various companies—but are any as good as the under $25 Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man figure?

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REVIEW: Marvel Select Drax & Baby Groot Movie Figures GOTG 2

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Drax Review Baby Groot

Diamond Select Toys only releases around a dozen total Marvel Select action figures per year, so ordinarily they put their best foot forward and seldom disappoint. But to my dismay, one of the first releases of 2018 looked like it was going to be a rare misfire based off of the final packaged photos. My Marvel Select Drax and Baby Groot Figures I ordered online finally arrived this week—were my fears for naught, or is the DST Drax ultimately a letdown?

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Hot Toys Life Size Baby Groot Figure Review & Photos

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Hot Toys Baby Groot Figure Posing

When Baby Groot danced into our hearts at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, collectibles companies were caught off-guard and needed quite a few months to catch up. History did not repeat itself with GOTG Vol. 2, as virtually every company was ready to strike with their own little Groot! I genuinely thought maybe the only high-end version I needed was the Sideshow maquette, but now that the Hot Toys Life-Size Groot figure has begun shipping, I realize I was lying to myself…

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Black Panther Marvel Legends Killmonger Figure Review

Marvel Legends Killmonger Review

Lightbulbs will not be going off in the heads of the vast, vast majority of the billions of people in the world when they hear the name “Erik Killmonger”. Maybe that will change significantly after he appears in a major movie release next month (or maybe not–poor Malekith!), but for now, Killmonger is a bit of a no-name among all but the most hardcore comic fans. Even so, the first super-articulated Marvel Legends Killmonger figure is now available–and he just may end up being one of the surprise hit best figures of 2018…

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Marvel Legends Black Bolt Review Black Panther Series 2018

Black Panther Legends Black Bolt Screaming Head

I had been planning to kick off my series of Marvel Legends Black Panther series reviews with Erik Killmonger, but to my surprise, the majority of readers asked for a non-movie figure as the first review instead. In fact, the most requested figure is not even a new figure at all—it’s a repaint with a new head! The Marvel Legends Black Bolt figure is up for order now as a single figure—is he worth having if you don’t have the previous SDCC version (or even if you do)?

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Marvel Legends Blade Figure Review & Photos Man-Thing Series

Blade Marvel Legends Netflix Series Figure Wielding Sword

It’s the very last Marvel Legends review of 2017 here on Marvel Toy News! Whether or not I saved “the best” for last I’ll discuss in a bit, but there’s no question today’s figure is the one from the Netflix series we’ve been waiting longest for! Hasbro announced a 6” Blade figure way back in 2012–and 5 years later, he’s finally arrived (with a totally different mold)! Is this Marvel Legends Blade figure worthy of 17 bucks shipped online—not to mention the half a decade wait it took for his release?

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Marvel Legends Bullseye Review & Photos (Man-Thing Series)

Netflix Marvel Legends Bullseye Unmasked Head

Our holiday travel plans got obliterated by snow and ice storms, which I can’t help but feel is the universe telling me that it’s time for another late Marvel Legends Review! And so, digging deep into the bag of past-due figures to review, it’s the 2017 Marvel Legends Bullseye! Despite the fact that Marvel Legends Bullseye is available for below MSRP online and not even a Netflix character at all in the “Netflix wave”, this just may be the best figure in the series…

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Marvel Legends Man-Thing Build-A-Figure Review & Photos

Man-Thing Marvel Legends Build-A-Figure Review

“He who knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch”—and I’ve got plenty of fear to go around, because I’ve got under two weeks to fill in the gaps and complete my Marvel Legends 2017 figure reviews! So let’s get right to it and take a look at the final Build-A-Figure I’ll be reviewing this year. This is a rare instance where the BAF is likely to be the least-enticing character in the wave for most collectors, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a winner! Is the Marvel Legends Man-Thing BAF worth the 35 bucks he’s selling for online?

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Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Figure Review & Photos

Close-Up of Netflix Legends Elektra 6" Figure

It’s another quiet week on the Marvel toy news front, which means it’s the perfect time to cross another figure off the list of remaining 2017 Marvel Legends reviews! Today, let’s take a look at the last one of the Netflix Marvel Legends: Elektra! Despite being shortpacked, Netflix Elektra is readily available for about 16 bucks shipped online. Is she as big of a winner as the rest of the Netflix-based Legends?

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Netflix Marvel Legends Jessica Jones Figure Review

Marvel Legends Jessica Jones Review

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to pick up the pace to make sure that every Hasbro Marvel Legends 2017 figure gets it’s rightful spotlight while it’s still, well… 2017. Moving along with the Marvel Knights Legends series reviews, we’ve got the star of the first-ever female-led Marvel TV series. Krysten Ritter herself has gone on TV talking about how much she loves her Marvel Legends Netflix Jessica Jones figure (which is on sale now for 17 bucks shipped). Is it as good as she thinks?

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Marvel Legends Netflix Punisher Figure Review & Photos

Marvel Legends Netflix Punisher Kills Daredevil

Last week I started my Marvel Knights Legends reviews with my review of Netflix Daredevil, and what with his show debuting tomorrow (and his figure being on sale for 16 bucks shipped online), the Marvel Legends Netflix Punisher was the obvious choice to follow up with. [I could say I planned to wait and review him during his series’ premiere, but I’d be totally lying.] Fans have been demanding a 6” figure of this version of Punisher since before he ever appeared in a show: will they be satisfied?

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