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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REVIEW: Pixel Pals Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Figures!

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Pixel Pals Review

If you haven’t been checking out the toys at your local GameStop or Best Buy store, you may not have noticed one of the most popular and unique new figure lines around this year: PDP Pixel Pals. And if you’re a Marvel only collector, that’s been fine… until now! The sure-to-be best-selling Pixel Pals Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite figure two-packs are being released this week, and PDP sent over a set for us to review, including Gamora, Ryu, Rocket Raccoon, Chun Li and more!

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Marvel Legends Netflix Daredevil Figure Review & Photos

2017 Marvel Legends Daredevil Netflix Figure Review

I’ve been getting sidetracked with convention coverage and Thor Ragnarok merch for the past few months, but finally it’s time to take a look at one of the most anticipated waves of 6” Hasbro figures of the year: the Marvel Knights Legends Man-Thing Series (AKA Marvel Legends Netflix Series)! And there’s really no way I could kick off the reviews without a review of the headliner himself, right? The Marvel Legends Netflix Daredevil figure is on sale for 15 bucks right now, but he’s well worth regular price…

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REVIEW: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Statues & Infinity Gems 

Comic books and fighting games are two of the seven great loves of my life, so when Capcom started making arcade games featuring the X-Men and various Marvel Superheroes a few decades back, I was hooked for life. And when a $200 Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition went up for sale earlier this year with four statues and a set of Infinity Gems included, well… cue that “Take my Money” meme. The big day came this week and the box set arrived… but not everything is quite as advertised…

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REVIEW: Hascon Marvel Legends X-Force Deadpool 6″ Figure!

Review Hascon Deadpool X-Force Marvel Legends 6" Figure

Although I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from HasCon when it was first announced, the inaugural event turned out to be one of the more unique and focused conventions that I’ve attended. A con where the unifying element is programming and displays of most of my favorite toy brands ever? Sign me up. But even more than the reveals at the show, I was excited to come home with the HasCon Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force Deadpool. He’s selling for $50+ on the aftermarket and goes up for order on HTS a week from today–should you get one?

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