The days of Disney Vinylmation collecting may be coming to an end. Disney has virtually eliminated all trading at the Disney Parks, and the number of series and limited-edition sets coming out this year is a meager fraction of what we’ve seen in past years. But one Vinylmation series that still seems to be strong and fervently-collected is the Vinylmation Marvel series! And before the Vinylmation Avengers series hits this summer, Disney has a surprise LE set lined up for us next month: Vinylmation Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk!Continue Reading →
As far as I’m concerned, Peter Parker’s OTP is with Gwen Stacy. But if Gwen were to be dead (and she usually is), then I would have no problem getting together with my next-favorite Spider-Man related female: Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat. Sideshow’s latest Black Cat statue has been a long time coming (as in “Sideshow teased it both to kick off 2015 and to kick off 2014″), but today is the day that collectors can secure her coming to their homes: the Sideshow Exclusive J. Scott Campbell Black Cat statue is now up for order!Continue Reading →
When I first saw the unannounced Funko Hikari Groot variants debut five months ago at New York Comic Con 2015, I knew I was destined to one day have a green Groot Hikari vinyl Sofubi figure of my very own. It’s been a reasonably long wait, but the Hot Topic Exclusive Funko Regeneration Groot Hikari finally turned up for sale online this month!
Now that I’ve got him in my hands, is this very unique Hikari Groot Vinyl figure everything I dreamed he would be…?Continue Reading →
Up until last month, we’d been in the midst of a bit of a Marvel Select drought, with no new figures hitting since last fall. And then, suddenly–thunder strikes!–and Diamond Select Toys has inundated with them. Following up on the recently-shipping Marvel Select Cable, Carnage and Modern Thor figures, a new figure has popped up–the Disney Store Exclusive Marvel Select Avenging Hawkeye… with Pizza Dog!
UPDATED 3/19/2015: Added some additional photos and details on Hawkeye & Pizza Dog!Continue Reading →
When the listings for the Avengers Age of Ultron Funko POP Vinyls figures leaked out late last year, there was one name on the list that caught my eye: “Faded Vision”.
Images of Vision figures that had spent too long in the sun and had their paint fade to nothing flashed before my eyes, but I should have known the name was a misnomer: the Funko Phasing Vision POP Vinyls figure has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
Ever since toy manufacturers began revealing the lineups for their Avengers: Age of Ultron toys, collectors have been complaining about the lack of Scarlet Witch, Vision and Quicksilver figures. We’re getting LEGO and Minimates versions of all three, as well as comics-based Marvel Legends Vision and Scarlet Witch figures. Quicksilver has really gotten the bum’s rush, however. But now you can rejoice, collectors–because Hasbro has finally released the Quicksilver action figure we’ve all been waiting for: the Titan Hero Quicksilver figure has now been released!Continue Reading →
Sideshow Collectibles must have decided that today was a slow day and it needed shaking up, because Sideshow hit up collectors today with a huge surprise: an in-stock and ready-to-ship, totally unannounced, exclusive White Black Widow Premium Format Figure stature variant–limited to just 200 pieces produced! While it’s not the most limited Marvel Premium Format statue ever released, it’s certainly among the shortest runs. And if you didn’t order it in the two and a half hours it was available, you’re out of luck–the Premium Format Black Widow White Edition is now sold out!Continue Reading →
At this point in my collecting life, it takes a lot to get me so pumped up about going on a toy run that I don’t sleep well overnight. But that’s just what happened last night, when the long-awaited Marvel Legends SHIELD three-pack started showing up on ebay. And thus, I set out this morning on an hours-long quest to find my own Marvel Legends Coulson, Maria Hill and Nick Fury pack…Continue Reading →
After starring in one of the most reviled Marvel movies over a decade ago (hey, I like Ben Affleck), the beloved Marvel character Daredevil is getting another chance to capture non-comic readers’ hearts again this spring, when the Daredevil Netflix series is released! So the time is definitely right for Funko to release some Daredevil POP Vinyls, depicting Daredevil in both his original yellow and iconic red costumes. With this being a Funko product, you might think one of these figures would be an exclusive, but surprise–they’re both exclusives!Continue Reading →
Did you think that Hasbro was going to just release “The Big Three” (Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man Mark 43) as their sole Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Legends movie figures? …Well, I sure did! But–surprise! As it turns out, Hasbro actually does has plans to get “new” figures of the rest of the movie Avengers Marvel Legends figures out at retail and into collectors’ hands–as an Amazon exclusive! Coming to Amazon later this year–a Marvel Legends Avengers 4-Pack of Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor and Bruce Banner!Continue Reading →
Despite the fact that the remnants of last year’s Target Exclusive Marvel Legends Radioactive Man three-pack are being cleared out for half-price now, that figures set was considered by Target to be a big success overall. And so, this year Target will be receiving an Avengers Marvel Legends three-pack–and it’s a good one! Coming to Target later this year: Marvel Legends Vision, Ultron and Hulk figures!Continue Reading →
Funko has thrown Marvel collectors a true curveball today, when they announced that the insanely-anticipated Avengers Age of Ultron Funko Hulkbuster Iron Man POP! Vinyls figure will not be available at regular, mass-market retail stores. In fact, you can’t outright buy the Funko POP Hulkbuster Iron Man figure anywhere. The only way to get the exclusive Hulkbuster Iron Man Funko POP Vinyl figure will be by purchasing the first-ever Marvel Collector Corps Box, coming in April 2015!Continue Reading →
Going into the Guardians of the Galaxy movie release last summer, everyone (including me) had pegged Rocket Raccoon as the character who would be the breakout star of the film. Things didn’t work out that way. Instead, Groot (and Dancing Baby Groot) ended up claiming the hearts and minds of millions of moviegoers in 2014–as well as the bulk of new collectibles shown off since the movie’s premiere. But while he’s playing second fiddle to Groot, Rocket Raccoon still has quite a rabid fanbase of his own–and they’ll be jazzed to see that a new exclusive Funko Ravagers Rocket Raccoon POP! Vinyl figure is now available for order!Continue Reading →