I woke up this morning to the most beautiful orange sight that I’ve ever seen in my life. No, it’s not something as disgustingly romantic as the sunrise (and I haven’t been awake early enough for the sunrise in about a decade). The sight I’m talking about is even more breathtaking–at least, from a hopelessly addicted Marvel collector’s point of view. For I awoke today and immediately set my gaze upon the official announcement of the most orange Iron Man armor ever–the MMS 258 Hot Toys Peacemaker Iron Man Summer 2014 exclusive figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
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!Continue Reading →
I’m a self-admitted X-Men fanboy, so I was anticipating this year’s X-Men Marvel Legends 2014 figures even more than the superb Captain America Marvel Legends and Spider-Man Marvel Legends series (not to mention the so-so Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends figures). As a shared Toys R Us/Diamond Previews exclusive, this wave was also more expensive and harder to get than the others. Are they worth your effort and money? I’ll start my reviews with the 2014 Marvel Legends Cyclops figure…Continue Reading →
Trying to collect Funko POP! Vinyls is a serious undertaking. The number of products Funko is releasing now on a yearly basis is downright insane, and Funko gives out exclusives like candy. Tracking down all of the exclusives is expensive business–but far better than waiting and paying aftermarket prices for them later on, as Funko exclusives are never reissued. At least they weren’t reissued… until now! If you missed him last year, you have another shot: the Hot Topic exclusive Funko X-Force Wolverine POP! Vinyl is back!Continue Reading →
Yesterday I learned the identity of the much-talked-about August 2014 LootCrate Exclusive Funko POP! Vinyls figure. I then spent more hours than any sane person would wrestling with myself over whether or not to post spoilers for the LootCrate. Finally, I decided that it’s worth risking eternal damnation if it allows a few more Marvel collectors to get in before the deadline for one of the coolest Marvel Funko exclusives ever. You’ve got until midnight tonight to sign up for this month’s LootCrate and get the LootCrate Exclusive Funko Groot Glow-in-the-Dark POP Vinyl!
UPDATE: The August 2014 Loot Crate is now sold out! If you want the Funko GITD Groot POP Vinyl figure, it’s time to start stalking the online market for him!Continue Reading →
…Well, that was fast. Kotobukiya hasn’t exactly been trying to keep it a secret that they have a grey X-Force Deadpool ARTFX+ variant statue in the works for next year, what with them openly talking about it at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 last month and showing off sneak peek photos last week. Even so, for some weird reason I thought that this variant statue wouldn’t be going up for sale for a while yet, as it was scheduled to be a store exclusive. I thought wrong! The statue will be exclusive to all retailers who use Diamond Previews, and the exclusive Kotobukiya Deadpool X-Force ARTFX+ statue variant is now up for order!Continue Reading →
You know how Lando Calrissian’s most famous quote (largely due to Star Wars Robot Chicken) is “This deal is getting worse all the time”? Well, today I feel like exclaiming “This deal is getting better all the time!” This morning, Hot Toys announced that they’re adding an additional bonus accessory to the Sideshow Exclusive Edition Groot & Rocket Raccoon Hot Toys figures that are currently up for pre-order–and it’s a good one! If you’ve seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, you know you want it: it’s the Hot Toys Potted Groot Sixth Scale figure!Continue Reading →
It’s been quite a journey for Agent Venom. Over the course of the past 13 months, Agent Venom has gone from one of the most-wanted modern Marvel characters for the Marvel Legends line, to the headliner of Marvel Legends Series 6, to another in a long line of “lost” Hasbro Marvel Legends figures, to a pre-sold out and potentially hard-to-find Walgreens exclusive. But at last, the 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure is on the verge of arriving, and we can take a look at the final production version of the figure…Continue Reading →
At this point it feels like there are about a million Hot Toys Iron Man sixth scale figures out there, but there’s no Iron Man Hot Toys figure that’s been more in-demand and clamored for by fans than a re-release of the Iron Man Mark III from the original 2008 “Iron Man” film. No matter how many more armors come down the pike, the Mark III Iron Man is considered by the majority to be the definitive Iron Man armor. And now collectors who missed out on the original are about to get another chance at a grail–the Sideshow Exclusive Edition of the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III Die-Cast figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
It was fun while it lasted, but now it’s time to put the craziness of SDCC 2014 behind us and get back to business as usual–and that means new toys hitting stores! The Marvel Minimates Guardians of the Galaxy figures series is running late, and won’t make it into stores in time for the movie… or so we thought! While perusing my local Toys R Us, I did a double-take when I walked past their exclusive blue-skinned, red-mohawked figure, accompanied by (most) all his friends! The Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates figures have now been released, including the exclusive Yondu figure!Continue Reading →
Last month Hot Toys released a teaser poster, giving us our first look at the Hot Toys 2014 Toy Fairs Exclusive figures–including (as expected) another Iron Man figure from Iron Man 3. I wrote about two-thirds of an article overnight discussing what I thought the exclusive was going to be and why based off of the teaser photo, but then Hot Toys had to go and spoil the whole thing by doing a full reveal the next morning. Get it while it lasts (which won’t be long)–the exclusive Iron Man 3 Hot Toys Python Iron Man Mark XX figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
But wait–there’s more! Hot Toys debuted the individual figures of MMS 252 Rocket Raccoon and MMS 253 Groot today, but they also made sure collectors would be aware that there was a special collectible bundle set of Rocket Raccoon & Groot on the way as well. You may ask: “Why would I want to order an expensive bundle when I can order Hot Toys Groot and Rocket individually at my leisure?” Well, the answer is simple: the Sideshow Exclusive Hot Toys Rocket Raccon & Groot MMS254 set will be coming with additional accessories you can’t get anywhere except in the set–and these are accessories you will definitely want!Continue Reading →
This is going to sound like complete and utter blasphemy coming from me, but I was sort of hoping that there wasn’t going to be a SDCC 2014 LEGO Marvel exclusive this year. The San Diego Comic Con LEGO Marvel minifigure exclusives have traditionally been both difficult and extremely expensive to acquire, so I would have been just fine with LEGO forgoing any Comic-Con exclusive LEGO Marvel sets this year.
But with a week to go until Comic-Con, they just had to go and announce an exclusive I can’t live without–it’s the SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird set exclusive!Continue Reading →