LEGO Electro Minifigure Polybag Released in Stores!

Pile of LEGO Marvel Electro Minifigure Polybags

Way back in October 2014, LEGO shocked the Marvel collecting world with a totally random, out-of-left-field release of an Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro minifigure polybag at the LEGO KidsFest event. Marvel collectors have been waiting with bated breath for details on when they could acquire the ASM2 Electro figure ever since. And at long last, more than half a year later, we know–the 5002125 Electro figure has now been released in stores!

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Funko Hikari Distressed Spider-Man Vinyl Announced! LE 750!

Distressed Spider-Man Funko Hikari Figure Packaged

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!

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Funko Hikari Metal Mix Spider-Man Vinyl Revealed!

Funko Hikari Metal Mix Spider-Man Vinyl Figure

If there’s one thing out there that adult collectors love, it’s nonsensical variants of main characters like Spider-Man and Batman (right…?). Funko already conquered Batman fans’ wallets with a double-digit number of Funko Hikari Batman vinyl figure variants, and now they’re preparing to unleash their fourth Funko Hikari Spider-Man!

The colors don’t make much sense canonically, but he’s limited to just 500 pieces worldwide–the Funko Hikari Metal Mix Spider-Man figure is now up for order!

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Funko Dangerous Spider-Man Hikari Vinyl Figure Review & Photos

Dangerous Spider-Man Hikari Funko Vinyl Figure

If being a hardcore collector is akin to being an addict (and believe me, it sometimes feels like it is), then the latest form of “crack” to have me in its thralls is called “Funko Hikari”. The Japanese-inspired Funko Hikari Sofubi vinyl figures are way bigger and way more limited than Funko POP! Vinyls (with a way bigger price-tag to match). While Hikari only started to be released this summer, it’s definitely starting to catch on for Funko, and it’s about to become a whole lot more relevant for Marvel collectors, as the first Marvel Hikari was just released this month: Dangerous Spider-Man! Is this Spidey worth the “dangerous” investment he requires in both price and shelf space…?

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Funko Hikari New Dimension Spider-Man Vinyl Revealed!

Funko Hikari New Dimension Spider-Man Figure LE 1500

Whenever there’s a slow Marvel toys news week, I know there’s one company I can count on almost without fail to give me something to talk about. And once again, Funko doesn’t disappoint me. Just one week after their LE 1000 Dangerous Spider-Man Hikari figure went up for order, another of the Funko Hikari Spider-Man vinyl figures has appeared for sale! For the moment you’ve got to order from Australia if you want this one, but I have a hunch that the Funko Hikari New Dimension Spider-Man vinyl figure will be making his American debut shortly…

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 LEGO Electro Minifigure Polybag Released!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro LEGO Minifigure Polybag 5002125 Promo Close-Up

LEGO Marvel collectors got a highly unexpected–and highly expensive–surprise this weekend when a totally unannounced LEGO Marvel minifigure polybag sold online for $187 after being given out at a LEGO KidsFest event in Virginia.

This minifigure polybag is going to be of major interest to LEGO Marvel completists, because the LEGO 5002125 polybag is currently the only known way to get an Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie Electro LEGO minifigure!

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Marvel Select Electro Figure Exclusive Up for Order!

Marvel Select Electro Figure Released

I spent the months leading up to this year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie lamenting the fact that we were getting so few quality action figures for the movie–particularly in the form of a Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro figure. But fate has smiled upon me–it turned out that I utterly hated Amazing Spider-Man 2 and wouldn’t want another toy of that movie Electro anyway. But what I would still want is a classic version of Electro, wearing my favorite green-and-yellow spiky mask. And what do you know? Diamond Select Toys read my mind–the Marvel Shop exclusive Marvel Select Electro figure has now been revealed and put up for order!

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Funko Hikari Spider-Man Blaze Vinyl Revealed & Photos!

Funko Premium Blaze Spider-Man Hikari Vinyl Figure Packaged

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Funko surprised collectors by announcing and showing off a multitude of versions of the first-ever Marvel Funko Hikari Sofubi figure: Spider-Man! Funko didn’t give out a list of the official names for these Spider-Man variants at SDCC 2014, nor did they have release dates or edition sizes for any of them, but now we know who’s up first and it’s a biggie–as in “the largest Funko Hikari figure released to date!” The 10″ Funko Premium Blaze Spider-Man Hikari vinyl figure is now up for order!

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Venom Electro Green Goblin Titan Hero Figures Released!

Marvel Titan Hero Venom Electro Green Goblin 12" Figures Close-Up

With the release of the Marvel Legends Agent Venom Walgreens exclusive action figure, all of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends 2014 action figures have now hit stores (with the exception of the Target Marvel Legends Radioactive Man three-pack). But if you’re a diehard Hasbro Marvel figure collector, Hasbro still has quite a bit in store for you this year! They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but a new four-figure box set containing three all-new Marvel Titan Hero figures has now been released, including the first-ever 12″ Titan Hero Venom, Green Goblin and Electro figures!

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2014 Hallmark Ornaments Spider-Man & Captain America Released!

Hallmark Ornaments 2014 Amazing Spider-Man 2 Ornament Box

Husbands will get up to all sorts of mischief and debauchery while their wives are away. Me? I went to the Hallmark Ornament Premiere. Twice. I went out yesterday afternoon specifically to see if my nearest Hallmart store had put out their ornaments early so that I could photograph the Marvel and LEGO ornaments. And while the 2014 Hallmark Ornaments were out early, I totally forgot to look at the Marvel ones–instead, I bought the Jawa Sandcrawler and Cantina Band ornaments. And so, today I journeyed back to Hallmark to check out the Hallmark Captain America & Spider-Man ornaments…

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Funko Japan Premiere Metallic Spider-Man POP Vinyl Surfaces!

Funko Japanese Premiere Metallic Amazing Spider-Man 2 POP! Vinyl Box

June 2014 must just be a month for Marvel miracles! First the 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure that many (including me) legitimately thought would never be released by Hasbro was confirmed (as a Walgreens exclusive, no less), and now the fabled Japanese Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Premiere Funko Metallic Spider-Man POP! Vinyl figures have finally appeared for sale online! But if you want one, well… you might end up paying as much for this vinyl figure as you would for a Marvel Hot Toys sixth scale figure…

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Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Released & Photos!

Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure Released

I’m pretty “with it” as far as getting my pre-orders in early goes, but occasionally something will slip through the cracks. Such was the case with the Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Fireman Edition figure. This first release Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Select figure pre-sold out like lightning, so I told myself I didn’t need him in my collection. But today I found myself waiting outside my local comic book store as they opened, as today was the official release date for the Fireman Edition Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure…

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Marvel Select Unmasked Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure Revealed!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Select Unmasked Spider-Man

There aren’t very many major action figure companies in existence today that can manage to get a high-profile Marvel figure through development and up for sale without any forewarning whatsoever, but that’s a feat that Diamond Select Toys has pulled off today! While there’s still no Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Select Electro or Green Goblin forthcoming (nor are any expected to be), a new Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Select figure is now up for sale: Marvel Select Unmasked Spider-Man!

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Spider-Man Marvel Legends Agent Venom Figure 2014 Release

Marvel Legends Agent Venom Figure 2014 Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends

Asia is becoming quite the hot spot for Marvel Legends news! The news that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Legends Black Widow figures would be increased to two-per-case came first from Asia, as did the first leaked photos and information regarding this summer’s X-Men Marvel Legends Infinite Series figures. And now, we’ve got an announcement that’s almost as unexpected coming from a Hasbro Asia solicitation: the long-lost 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure appears to finally be shipping this summer!

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Hasbro Amazing Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin Figure Revealed!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin Figure Packaged Hasbro

Harry Osborn is my favorite character in any iteration of Spider-Man, but I had my reservations about Dane DeHaan playing Harry Osborn in Amazing Spider-Man 2. As things turned out, Dane DeHaan’s performance as Harry Osborn was one of the brightest spots of that movie (not that that was all that difficult). And while I gagged at some of the illogical and irredeemable actions Harry perpetrated as the Green Goblin, I’ve been wanting a Hasbro action figure of him anyway. And in July 2014, the first Hasbro Amazing Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin figure will arrive!

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