I mentioned in my review of the Jubilee Bishoujo statue yesterday that there was a first time for everything. Well, I guess today it’s time for another first, because I’m going to be discussing something that can probably only be considered a “toy” at all by the barest of margins. The latest Marvel statues (of a sort) come from Rubie’s Costume Company–and they actually serve a functional purpose! The Rocket Raccoon, Thor and Venom Candy Bowl Holders are now up for order!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 →
“When it comes to collecting, I know no shame” is my motto. And it’s a good thing that it is, too–because if I did know shame, I probably wouldn’t have been able to take photos to review today’s Rocket Raccoon product. No, it’s not a new Rocket Raccoon action figure, vinyl, LEGO, or even plush toy. This is for the truly hardcore Rocket Raccoon fan–the one who doesn’t care what anyone else thinks or what it costs to look like their favorite character: the I Am Rocket Raccoon Costume Hoodie by We Love Fine costs over $70–is it worth more than you’ve probably ever spent on a sweatshirt?Continue Reading →
Life got a lot harder (and more expensive) this month for Rocket Raccoon figure completists, as NECA recently announced the largest and most expensive Rocket Raccoon figure ever.
I own a lot of Rocket Raccoon merch, but nothing as high-end as this: coming in January 2015, the three-foot tall NECA Rocket Raccoon life-size figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
If you’re like me (and you must be at least a little bit like me, or you wouldn’t be on this blog reading this post), you were woefully disappointed that no developer stepped up to bat to create a Guardians of the Galaxy video game to coincide with the blockbuster movie’s release. (Movie tie-in video games are almost always duds, mind you, but it would have been nice nonetheless.) But fear not, fellow Guardians of the Galaxy fanatics! Disney themselves is going to fill the void and give us the Guardians of the Galaxy gaming action we’ve been craving–and toys to go with it! The Disney Infinity Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set and all five members of the Disney Infinity Guardians of the Galaxy figures are now up for order!Continue Reading →
This has been an unusually quiet week for Marvel toy news, but that’s fine with me, as I’ve got a huge backlog of stuff to photograph and review. In fact, things have been so busy this summer that I never even got around to reviewing one of my favorite Funko figures of the entire year.
It’s the figure I liked so much, I bought it three times (once with flocked fur and once with an, uh, exclusive sticker): the Guardians of the Galaxy Funko POP! Vinyls Rocket Raccoon figure!Continue Reading →
2014 has been the unofficial Year of Rocket Raccoon, with more Rocket Raccoon figures and toys being released in this year than every other year of Rocket’s 38 years of existent combined. Everything is perfect so long as you want movie-style Rocket Raccoon collectibles–but comic-based Rocket Raccoon toys have been non-existent in 2014. Luckily, Hasbro is stepping up to give us a new Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon exclusive repaint–but he won’t come cheap…Continue Reading →
Last month I reviewed the awesome Marvel Funko Fabrikations Deadpool figure, the first Marvel character to be released as part of the Funko Fabrikations soft sculptures line of toys. I gave the Funko Deadpool Fabrikations figure a glowing review and said that Funko was “going to have a tough time topping ‘Pool”. I fully expected the second Funko Marvel Fabrikations figure to be a letdown after the exceptional Deadpool toy. Turns out, I actually like the second figure orders of magnitude more: the Funko Fabrikations Rocket Raccoon 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 →
Well, I’m just full of “wrong” lately. With under a week until the beginning of San Diego Comic Con 2014, I had truly figured that Hot Toys would hold off on debuting any new Movie Masterpiece Series figures–particularly the Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy figures–so that they’d be able to premiere them at SDCC 2014. Evidently, Hot Toys figured otherwise. But I’m glad they did, because the first Guardians of the Galaxy Hot Toys figure unveiled is the one I wanted to see most–the MMS 252 Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon figure is now up for order!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 →
For the past few years Iron Man has reigned supreme as Marvel’s resident cash cow. But at San Diego Comic Con 2014, Iron Man will have to step aside for Marvel’s new resident cash… raccoon!
Not only will there be a Gentle Giant Rocket Raccoon Mini Bust and a Funko Flocked Rocket Raccoon POP! Vinyl as 2014 SDCC exclusives, but now an exclusive Rocket Raccoon plush toy, mug and Labbit have been announced as well!Continue Reading →
I genuinely thought that there was a chance I was going to get away scot-free without having to buy any of this year’s Gentle Giant San Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusives. I’m okay living without a mini bust of the Rebel Alliance’s resident butterball, Jek Porkins, and I need a two foot tall, $500 neon green, glow-in-the-dark Aliens figure even less. But then Gentle Giant had to go and do it. They had to make their Marvel exclusive something that I absolutely cannot live without.
He’s about to take the world by storm and become more popular than Spider-Man and Wolverine combined, so this exclusive is gonna be hot: the SDCC 2014 Rocket Raccoon Mini Bust has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
It looks like it may turn out to be a pretty light year for Funko Marvel POP! Vinyl collectors as far as 2014 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives go! While last year we had a multitude of SDCC Marvel POP! Vinyl exclusives released by Funko (including Unmasked Iron Patriot & Iron Man, Metallic Red Hulk, Metallic Ghost Rider and Metallic Deadpool), this year it looks like we’ll be enjoying one and only one 2014 SDCC Marvel POP Vinyls exclusive. Luckily, it just so happens to be my very favorite Marvel character: the SDCC 2014 Flocked Rocket Raccoon POP! Vinyl has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
Hot Toys announced in July 2013–close to a full year ago–that they had obtained the license to make Guardians of the Galaxy Hot Toys sixth scale figures. So it’s not exactly an unexpected development that Hot Toys has revealed their first photo of the impending Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6 line of Movie Masterpiece Series figures (what with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie hitting theaters in under two months and all). What is a twist, however, is exactly what Hot Toys has unveiled–prototypes for all five members of the Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy figures!Continue Reading →