Ordinarily, nothing on Earth would stop me from immediately talking about two newly-revealed Marvel Funko POP Vinyls–especially when one of those POPs happens to be among the most-requested characters ever for the line. But as it turns out, my being in the E.R. for 9 hours yesterday falls outside the realm of “ordinary”. Alas. Regardless, two sure-to-be best-sellers have now been revealed: the Funko Carnage and Anti-Venom POP Vinyls!Continue Reading →
Earlier this week I talked about the arrival of one of the two final 2015 Marvel Legends items: the Target Exclusive Marvel Legends three-pack containing figures of Ultron, Indestructible Hulk and the West Coast Avengers Vision. But that’s not to say that the other final item for this year’s range hasn’t been released recently as well: the Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends First Appearance Daredevil figure is also at large! And while he was previously only found online, Classic Yellow Daredevil is starting to show up now in Walgreens stores as well…Continue Reading →
With Q4 2015 beginning tomorrow, it’s almost time to bid our Hasbro Marvel 2015 collecting adieu. Every full series of 2015 Marvel Legends has now been released at mass retail, with just a few exclusives left as holdouts. Or, at least there were some exclusive holdouts left! The exclusive Target Marvel Legends 3-Pack of Vision, Ultron and Hulk figures has now been released in stores! From a certain point of view…Continue Reading →
Much like a whole generation of kids who grew up swearing to it that Optimus Prime crumbles to dust in the 1986 Transformers movie, it’s likely that there will be millions of viewers out there in a few years who insist there was a grey Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But while that too is a fallacy, Hulk does look a more muted green while under the Scarlet Witch’s spell–and that’s the basis for this Entertainment Earth exclusive Kotobukiya Rampaging Hulk ARTFX+ statue that I like far more than I expected to…Continue Reading →
We are now just two weeks away from New York Comic Con 2015, the sold-out ever of the season that will hopefully end the recent lull of new Marvel collectibles being announced (rassum frassum Star Wars)! As usual, there aren’t a whole lot of New York Comic Con exclusive Marvel toys–but there are more than last year. And two of them are from this year’s newly-launched Dorbz line: it’s the NYCC 2015 exclusive Funko Dorbz Stealth Iron Man and Thunderbolts Punisher figures!Continue Reading →
I love Funko an awful, awful lot. So much so, in fact, that I stood in line at the Toy Tokyo booth at New York Comic Con 2014 in a sort-of-successful attempt to claim the NYCC 2014 Funko exclusives. So I was pretty pumped when Funko announced they’d be attending NYCC themselves for the first time in 2015.
But if there were a prize for lamest NYCC 2015 exclusive, even without knowing all of the other possibilities this year yet, I’m pretty sure the winner would be Funko with the POP! Rides Red Deadpool Chimichanga Truck vinyl set…Continue Reading →
Bandai Japan shocked Marvel collectors everywhere over the summer by debuting the prototype of not just their first SH Figuarts Marvel villain figure–but a movie Ultron figure whose quality basically destroys the Marvel Legends Ultron BAF! Fans have been waiting to place their orders since, and now they can–so long as they don’t mind importing from Japan at a marked-up price! The Bandai Tamashii Web Exclusive SH Figuarts Ultron figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
When Hot Toys posted their preview image for next week’s 2015 Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC 2015), it looked suspiciously like a blue repaint of their just-released Iron Man Mark 3 die-cast figure.
But having already released two exclusive Stealth Iron Man figures this year, surely Hot Toys couldn’t have another on deck… right? Wrong–the exclusive Hot Toys Stealth Iron Man Mark III is now up for order!Continue Reading →
The single-biggest toy shopping day thus far in 2015 is nearly upon us, but for a change, Marvel won’t be the impetus for collectors going wild tomorrow: Star Wars will be! But while Marvel won’t be at the eye of the storm this time, Walgreens Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1 will be hitting stores–which means that now is the perfect time to talk about things to come: Animated Marvel Minimates Series 1.5!Continue Reading →
2015 has been an excellent “make-good” year for previously-canceled Hasbro Marvel action figures. In the 6″ Marvel Legends lineup, we’ve finally gotten the long-lost Iron Fist, Sentry, Blizzard, Tigershark, Bulldozer and more. And now we can add one more previously M.I.A. figure to that list: the Marvel Legends Rescue figure is finally coming out–as the 2016 Marvel Unlimited Plus exclusive figure!Continue Reading →
After realizing that 95% of the stuff that came in each month’s Loot Crate was just that I ended up throwing into a Goodwill box, I quickly fell out of love with Loot Crate and cancelled my subscription.
Luckily, Funko launched the Marvel Collector Corps to fill the mystery box void in my heart. And after two decent first boxes, Funko really struck gold with their August 2015 Marvel Collector Corps Secret Wars box, which is easily the best mystery box I’ve ever gotten…Continue Reading →
Remember last year, when the Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure was revealed at SDCC 2014, and then we had to wait what felt like eons for it to finally start arriving at retail stores…? Yeah–this isn’t gonna be like that. This year, Walgreens has their act together and is ready to strike while the iron is hot. After just debuting in the Hasbro showcase at SDCC 2015 one week ago, the exclusive Walgreens Ant-Man Marvel Legends figure has already begun hitting stores this week!Continue Reading →
On Valentine’s Day, Hasbro won the love of thousands of Marvel Legends movie figure collectors when it revealed the Amazon exclusive Marvel Legends Avengers Age of Ultron 4-Pack Box Set. Up until the Toy Fair, it appeared that the entirety of the 6″ Age of Ultron lineup would simply be retooled Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk figures. But Hasbro made their commitment to completing the core team known, and now we can see the fruits of their labor: the Amazon Avengers Legends set is now available for order!Continue Reading →