REVIEW: Marvel Select Drax & Baby Groot Movie Figures GOTG 2

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Drax Review Baby Groot

Diamond Select Toys only releases around a dozen total Marvel Select action figures per year, so ordinarily they put their best foot forward and seldom disappoint. But to my dismay, one of the first releases of 2018 looked like it was going to be a rare misfire based off of the final packaged photos. My Marvel Select Drax and Baby Groot Figures I ordered online finally arrived this week—were my fears for naught, or is the DST Drax ultimately a letdown?

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Hot Toys Life Size Baby Groot Figure Review & Photos

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Hot Toys Baby Groot Figure Posing

When Baby Groot danced into our hearts at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, collectibles companies were caught off-guard and needed quite a few months to catch up. History did not repeat itself with GOTG Vol. 2, as virtually every company was ready to strike with their own little Groot! I genuinely thought maybe the only high-end version I needed was the Sideshow maquette, but now that the Hot Toys Life-Size Groot figure has begun shipping, I realize I was lying to myself…

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Marvel Select Spider-Gwen & GOTG Figures Packaged Photos!

Marvel Select Spider-Gwen Figure Packaged

We’ve been waiting almost the entire year for the Marvel Select Spider-Gwen and Guardians of the Galaxy figures to hit stores, and the time is finally almost upon us! Spider-Gwen will be arriving at retail this coming week (and Spider-Gwen is already in-stock and ready to ship online!), with Star-Lord (with Rocket) and Drax (with Groot) hitting in early 2018. And to celebrate, Diamond Select Toys posted photos this week of the final packaged figures…

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LEGO Marvel 2018 Mighty Micros Sets Revealed & Photos!

LEGO Mighty Micros Scarlet Spider vs. Sandman (76089)

A lot of collectors thought that the weird, quasi super-deformed LEGO Marvel Mighty Micros sets were a joke when they were first unveiled a few years back. But the huge sales numbers on these sets are no joke, and the theme will be continuing into next year with a new wave of characters and vehicles—the LEGO Marvel 2018 Mighty Micros sets (including Scarlet Spider, Sandman and more) have now been revealed!

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REVIEW: Pixel Pals Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Figures!

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Pixel Pals Review

If you haven’t been checking out the toys at your local GameStop or Best Buy store, you may not have noticed one of the most popular and unique new figure lines around this year: PDP Pixel Pals. And if you’re a Marvel only collector, that’s been fine… until now! The sure-to-be best-selling Pixel Pals Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite figure two-packs are being released this week, and PDP sent over a set for us to review, including Gamora, Ryu, Rocket Raccoon, Chun Li and more!

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NYCC 2017: Marvel Select Figure Photos! Thor Ragnarok & More!

NYCC 2017 Marvel Select Thor Ragnarok Figures Photos

My apologies for the sparse updates—I haven’t been feeling so swell during or after NYCC 2017, so things have been a bit slow. But! I’m looking to close out my New York Comic Con 2017 coverage today and tomorrow, beginning with all the 7” Marvel Select figures goodness that Diamond Select Toys brought to the show—including the Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk & Thor Figures, the long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy movie figures, Spider-Gwen and more!

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NYCC 2017 Toys R Us Exclusives: Groot POP & Fan Girls Dolls!

NYCC 2017 Toys R Us Exclusives Marvel

I’ve been to New York Comic Con every year since, well… ever… and I can’t recall Toys R Us ever having a booth at the show—much less exclusives. But I suppose there’s a first time for everything, and that time is now! With just one week to go to NYCC 2017, Toys R Us has announced an exclusive line of Marvel Fan Girls dolls to accompany their Funko Baby Groot with Button POP Vinyl, Armored Black Panther Tsum Tsum and 12″ Lockjaw Plush to the show!

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Disney Parks Exclusive Funko Gold Collector POP Vinyl Released!

Funko Golden Collector POP Vinyl Figure Disney Parks Exclusive

When you’re the King of Exclusives like Funko is, you don’t settle for having merely store exclusives, subscription box exclusives and convention exclusives–sometimes you need to have Disney Park Exclusives as well! The Disney Parks have had the Yeti, Orange Bird, Haunted Mansion Ghost and more in recent history, but now they’ve got their first Marvel exclusive: the Gold Collector POP Vinyl was released this weekend (and appeared on eBay shortly thereafter)!

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Hot Toys Yondu Deluxe Figure Up for Order! GOTG Vol. 2

Hot Toys Michael Rooker Portrait Yondu Head with Prototype Fin

Exiting the theater from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the spring, there was nothing–nothing–I wanted more in the world than a Hot Toys Yondu sixth scale figure. At that point, A Yondu MMS figure hadn’t even been teased, so it felt like a lost cause. But at SDCC 2017, the curtain dropped on what I’ve heard many other collectors calling the best sixth scale figure of the show. And now, Mary Poppins himself is on the way in deluxe and regular versions–the Hot Toys Yondu figure is now up for order!

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Iron Studios Guardians of the Galaxy vs. Obelisk Statues!

Iron Studios Guardians of the Galaxy vs. The Obelisk Statues

Last month, Iron Studios got my attention when they showed off their really neat comic-based Spider-Man and friends on bridge Battle Diorama Series statues. This month, Iron Studios apparently wants more than just my attention–they want my money. And the easiest way to get it out of me is the same as always–with the Guardians of the Galaxy! It’s an iconic scene I never expected to see made in statue form–the Iron Studios Guardians of the Galaxy vs. The Obelisk statues are now up for order!

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REVIEW: Marvel Legends Ego & Star-Lord Figures Pack

Marvel Legends GOTG Two-Pack Star-Lord and Ego

We interrupt this San Diego Comic Con 2017 coverage to bring you… a review of the final figure in the Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 series! Hasbro’s GOTG 2 series is perhaps their finest lineup of movie 6″ figures ever, but there was one gaping, planet-sized hole that collectors desperately needed to complete that set. And now, he has arrived: the Marvel Legends Ego & Star-Lord two-pack is now shipping from EE! Is it worth buying this pack just for Ego? Read on…

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon & Groot Review & Photos GOTG 2

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon & Groot Review

It’s a national holiday today in the United States, and that means no new product reveals or pre-orders–and the perfect time for a new figure review! To my embarrassment, there’s 1.5 members of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 team that I still haven’t taken a look at the new Marvel Legends for yet, so today’s a good day to fill that void! They’re finally steadily available online for below retail price–it’s Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon & Groot!

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D23 Expo 2017 Funko Exclusives! GOTG Dorbz & Red She-Hulk!

Funko D23 Exclusives 2017 Marvel

Since today is a bit of a slow day due to the impending holiday, it’s the perfect time to catch up on things I didn’t have the opportunity to talk about last week. And among those things are exclusives that most of us will never be within 50 feet of, because they’re totally exclusive to the 2017 D23 Expo happening later this month (as well as to crazy ebay scalpers)! Coming exclusively to the Disney Store at D23 2017: Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Dorbz and Red She-Hulk Rock Candy figures!

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Marvel Legends Gamora Figure Review (GOTG Mantis Series)

Marvel Legends 2017 Gamora Review and Photos

When the first Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends movie figures came out in 2014, I was just happy to finally own a 6″ Gamora action figure, so I was able to look past its faults easily enough. Three years later, my tastes have matured and I was ready for Hasbro to blow me away with their new GOTG Vol. 2 Gamora Marvel Legends figure. It looks like other collectors were ready for a new version as well, as the 2017 Marvel Legends Gamora is selling for $30+ online right now. At a glance, she’s one of the best-looking MCU figures ever–but does she hold up overall?

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Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Set!

Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Figures 5-Pack

Remember that one crazy time (okay, it was last week) when the Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix & Cyclops figures two-pack arrived in Australia before anywhere else in the world…? Well, it’s happening again–this time, with a full team five-pack! But while the Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy box set that’s arrived on ebay may be bigger and more expensive than the Dark Phoenix pack, it’s not necessarily better, that’s for sure…

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