Given that it’s been almost an entire year since the last two Square-Enix Marvel Play Arts Kai figures were revealed–and also how the whole line is among the most copiously bootlegged Marvel toys I’ve ever seen–I thought that perhaps we’d seen the end of Marvel PAK. But it turns out that Square-Enix had at least three more releases up their sleeves that they’ve now put up for order–all of which repaints, but two of which might as well be Play Arts Kai Carnage and War Machine!Continue Reading →
As is becoming the trend with Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ figures in 2016, the last figure that we hadn’t seen yet (and which Hasbro still hasn’t officially announced at all) is the Build-A-Figure of the Marvel Legends Spider-Man 2016 Wave 2 set: Space Knight Venom. We’ve seen photos of the broken-up pieces of Space Venom before in packaged photos, but today photos cropped up online for the very first time showing us the completed Marvel Legends Space Venom Build-A-Figure, along with size and scale comparison photos to the rest of the wave!Continue Reading →
Well here’s a strange turn of events! Although the 6″ Marvel Legends Spider-Man Space Venom Series has been up for order for over two weeks now, Hasbro has yet to officially release any images of almost half the wave.
But now they’ve been beaten to the punch by their own distribution, as the summer Spider-Man Legends figures series has hit eBay after being released in Hong Kong!Continue Reading →
We got our first official look at the Amazing Spider-Man statue kicking off the Kotobukiya Spider-Man ARTFX+ Series of statues yesterday, but at the time Koto hadn’t revealed the full lineup.
Luckily, we’re not going to have to speculate any more: the full lineup including Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, Venom, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Carnage and more has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
You wouldn’t know it based off the hype levels, but believe it or not, there’s actually a third series of Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ figures that went up for order this week–a series that’s flying under the radar because it doesn’t contain any X-Men or movie Scarlet Witch figures. The Marvel Legends Spider-Man 2016 Wave 3 series isn’t even getting much of a push yet from Hasbro, but finally we’ve got some decent pictures of the wave from a Taiwanese event…Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, many sites published “Confidential”-stamped images of the next wave of Spider-Man Marvel Legends 2016 figures: the Space Venom Build-A-Figure series! Posting and discussing that manner of info goes against my policy, so I’ve stayed quiet about it for a few days.
But not anymore–! The clock has struck midnight on June 1st, and the Marvel Legends Spider-Man Space Venom Series is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Back before I got sidetracked with a tidal wave of Marvel toy news from New York Toy Fair 2016, I was reviewing the first waves of Marvel Legends 2016 figures.
But now that the news has subsided a bit, let’s get back to talking about this year’s first series of Spider-Man characters with a review of the Marvel Legends Venom! Venom is tough to find and selling for a couple bucks over MSRP on the aftermarket right now–is he worth the hunt?Continue Reading →
Marvel Legends collectors were thrown a huge curve-ball yesterday, when the entire Red Onslaught Build-A-Figure wave (which, by the way, is called the “Red Skull” wave on the packaging) popped up for order on Amazon–despite the fact that they hadn’t even listed the Spider-Man Legends Absorbing Man wave yet that started hitting stores weeks ago! But it turns out the Captain America wave just happened to be posted first yesterday–the Spider-Man Legends Jack O’ Lantern, Morbius, Spider-Carnage and more are now available with free shipping!Continue Reading →
2015 has been a downright incredible year for Marvel Legends collectors, no doubt about it. Hasbro released six full new waves of Marvel Legends 6″ figures this year, in addition to numerous exclusive releases. In total, over 50 new Marvel Legends action figures released this year! There’s just one problem with all this goodness: we’ve got to pay for it. But if you missed a few figures this year, you may be in luck–we’re teaming up with Entertainment Earth to give away an entire case of the Spider-Man Legends Hobgoblin Series!Continue Reading →
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 →
The Marvel Play Arts Kai figure that got me the most excited at the New York Toy Fair 2015 Square-Enix booth was the one that actually wasn’t on display at all: it was the concept art for the Play Arts Kai Venom figure!
Well, we had to wait an extra four months to see it in plastic form, but the time is here: the first photos of the Venom Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant figure have now been revealed!Continue Reading →
I’ve already talked about the Marvel Legends Ant-Man and Avengers figures that went up for pre-order this week, so it won’t shock anyone that it’s time to move on to the last known (but not last to be released) Marvel Legends 2015 series: the Marvel Legends Spider-Man Rhino Build-A-Figure Series is now up for pre-order! And believe it or not, none of the figures that comprise this series is named “Spider-Man”!Continue Reading →
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 last week’s New York Toy Fair 2015, I thought we’d be lucky if Square-Enix just brought along a prototype of the second Marvel Play Arts Kai figure: Spider-Man.
But I underestimated Square-Enix. Not only did they have the finished Spidey on display at their booth, but also the third action figure in the lineup, Play Arts Kai Thor, and even concept art for the fourth figure: Play Arts Kai Venom!Continue Reading →
Most of my attention this week has been focused squarely on topics such as the 2015 Marvel Legends figures and the quickly-exploding assortment of toys and collectibles based on this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. But now it’s time to step back and chat about a toy line that’s just a notch (or two) below Marvel Legends and Age of Ultron on the popularity scale: Marvel Super Hero Mashers! While we wait for the rest of the Hasbro 2015 Marvel figures to arrive, three new Mashers have already snuck up for sale online: Marvel Mashers Agent Venom, Hobgoblin and A-Bomb!Continue Reading →