Marvel Select Star-Lord Drax Rocket Raccoon & Baby Groot Announced!

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Thus far it’s been a pretty quiet Marvel toy news week while we wait to ring in the new year, but we’re not quite out of topics to talk about yet! And so, today I’ll be discussing the silhouettes (no, really, they’re just shaded-in silhouettes) that both Guardians of the Galaxy collectors and Marvel Select action figure fans have been waiting for: the 2017 Marvel Select Star-Lord & Rocket Raccoon and Drax & Baby Groot figures are now up for order!

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GameStop Exclusive X-Force Deadpool Marvel Gallery Statue!

Gamestop Exclusive X-Force Deadpool Statue

Is there anything more exciting in the entire world than randomly stumbling upon a collectible that you didn’t even know existed in a store? (Don’t answer that.) 2016 is the year that Diamond Select Toys really entered the ring with their own line of low-priced Marvel statues. And not only is their affordable-yet-awesome 9″ Marvel Gallery Deadpool statue one of the best values of the year, but it turns out there’s a variant: a GameStop Exclusive X-Force Deadpool Marvel Gallery Statue!

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Gwenpool Statue & Marvel Minimates Wave 72 Up for Order! MOJO!

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Last week Diamond Select Toys premiered their buzz-worthy Marvel Select Lady Deadpool figure, but that wasn’t the only major Marvel solicitation DST had in store for us this month! DST continues to spoil us collectors with an enormous depth and breadth of characters, including several that they’ve never produced before: the first Gwenpool statue and Marvel Minimates Mojo, Spiral, Silver Samurai and more are now up for order!

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Marvel Select Lady Deadpool Figure & Headpool Revealed!

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Diamond Select Toys has been teasing Marvel collectors for many months now regarding an all-new, never-before-done comics-based Marvel female figure, and I’ve heard tons of guesses ranging from Rogue to Carol Danvers Captain Marvel to Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel to Psylocke and more. But the truth was uncovered today on PreviewsWorld, and the actuality is a figure I don’t remember seeing anyone guess: the Marvel Select Lady Deadpool figure has now been revealed!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Minimates & Jessica Jones Statue!

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We’ve reached the latter half of October 2016, and that means it’s time for another round of Diamond Select Toys solicitations! Occasionally Marvel items are absent altogether from these solicitations, but that’s not the case this month.

Instead, two hotly-desired new items have now been officially announced: the Diamond Select Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Minimates and Marvel Gallery Jessica Jones Statue are now up for order!

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NYCC 2016: Marvel Minimates Figures! Squirrel Girl!

Marvel Minimates Squirrel Girl Figure & Tippy-Toe

Although there weren’t any new Marvel Select figures on display at NYCC 2016, that doesn’t mean that Diamond Select Toys didn’t bring some new Marvel toys to get excited about! In fact, two upcoming waves of Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Animated Minimates figures were on-hand with some characters that I think a lot of fans are going to be pretty stoked about, including modern Scarlet Spider, Anti-Venom, Speed Demon… and the first-ever Minimates Squirrel Girl figure!

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Exclusive Marvel Select Civil War Unmasked Captain America!

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With the Captain America Civil War Blu Ray hitting stores this week, many collectors might have thought the days of new Civil War figures turning up in stores was behind us. But Diamond Select Toys has a fourth and final Marvel Select Civil War figure coming to stores this fall, and they’ve just announced him this week: the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America Civil War figure! This poor figure has caught some flak from collectors, but I’m not sure he deserves it…

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Toys R Us Exclusive Deadpool Minimates Released! Hulkpool!

Marvel Minimates Hulkpool & Hulk Two-Pack

And now for something totally different, let’s look at more store-exclusive Marvel figures that have been recently released! I knew that the Diamond Select Toys Deadpool Minimates series was due to hit Toys R Us stores any time now, and I came face-to-face with the whole series this weekend! There’s only one exclusive two-pack in the wave, but it’s pretty, uh… “Smashing”! An in, “Hulkpool… SMASH!”

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Marvel Select Civil War Movie Figures Packaged Photos!

Marvel Select Iron Man Civil War Figure Packaged

It looks like old saying that goes “good things come to those that wait” is about the be proven once again. The Diamond Select Toys Captain America Civil War Marvel Select figures were announced and put up for pre-order in the winter and revealed at New York Toy Fair 2016 in February. It’s been a long five months since that’s included the movie coming (and going) in theaters, but the time is now upon us: the Marvel Select Civil War figures are expected to ship later this month and DST has now shared packaged photos!

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Doctor Strange Marvel Gallery Statue & Minimates Pre-Order!

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Just like last year, this year’s major Avengers-centric Marvel Cinematic Universe film is being followed up by a movie debuting a Marvel character that’s a little less popular in mainstream culture than Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man. So yeah, in case you didn’t hear–a Doctor Strange movie is coming our way this November. And that means we’ll be seeing more Doctor Strange toys released than ever before, including these entries just revealed by Diamond Select Toys: the Marvel Gallery Doctor Strange Statue and Dr. Strange Minimiates are now up for order!

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Marvel Select Odin the Destroyer Figure Up for Order!

Marvel Select Odin the Destroyer Figure

When Diamond Select Toys teased a new “big” Marvel Select figure coming up this year, I heard a huge range of characters guessed, with some of the most popular choices being Apocalypse and Abomination.

But the latest “big daddy” Marvel Select figure actually turns out to actually be a real “big daddy”–the Marvel Select Odin the Destroyer figure is now up for order! And this figure is a monster

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SDCC 2016 Exclusive Minimates! Punisher! Scarlet Witch!

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Marvel Minimates are one of the lines that we can pretty much always count on having some killer exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con each year, and 2016 is no exception! Not only are we getting the first-released Netflix Daredevil Season 2 figures from any company, but SDCC 2016 will complete the Civil War Minimates figures roster with a Scarlet Witch: the 2016 SDCC Exclusive Minimates are now up for order!

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SDCC 2016 Exclusive Statues! Unmasked Spider-Gwen!

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Though it’s just two months now until San Diego Comic-Con 2016, it’s been all quite in the Marvel SDCC 2016 exclusives front–at least, until now! Diamond Select Toys has officially announced their SDCC Exclusives for the show, and there are a lot of them! Perhaps the most exciting ones, though, are a trio of women statues from the affordably-priced PVC statue lines: SDCC Unmasked Spider-Gwen, Mohawk Captain Marvel and white Emma Frost are now up for order!

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Marvel Select Doctor Strange Movie Figure Up for Order!

Marvel Select Movie Doctor Strange Figure

Though we’re still in the first half of 2016, we already know the identities of all but 2-3 of the mass release Marvel Select 2016 figures. One of those mystery figures is a female who’s not X-related and not Scarlet Witch, while another figure was just revealed (sort of) this week: the Marvel Select Doctor Strange Movie figure is now up for order! But to know exactly what he looks like (I mean, besides looking like Benedict Cumberbatch), we’re gonna have to wait a while longer…

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