I apologize for the lack of updates yesterday, as a combination of a ton of appointments at the New York Toy Fair 2017, massive server downtime because of the heavy traffic generated by the event and traveling back to New England from New York City with a massive migraine limited my posting capabilities temporarily. But I’m home now and ready to tackle the 2017 Toy Fair in some depth–beginning with coverage of some figures folks have been really and truly waiting for: the Marvel Select Spider-Gwen and Netflix Daredevil figures have now been revealed!
But the one Spider-Gwen that was most requested from DST still eluded collectors–until she unexpectedly swung into Manhattan to make her debut at the 2017 New York Toy Fair this weekend! Gwen Stacy is among my favorite characters, so I was thrilled to see this on display at the show. Let’s take a look…
The Spider-Gwen Marvel Select figure appears to come with a feature that I can’t remember ever seeing on a DST Marvel Select action figure before: a whole interchangeable head and bust! This is an instance where just an interchangeable head might not do, since Gwen actually has her hood down here as well as her mask off. It’s unclear if this was made just for the display or if we’ll get an actual interchangeable bust piece.
Both of these figures were actually displayed on a shelf that was over my head in the Toy Fair Diamond Select Toys booth, so I wasn’t able to get the perfect photos that I strive for, but I think you can get a decent idea of how these looks from the photos I did take.
Along with a pair of batons, four interchangeable hands and a pretty good-looking Charlie Cox portrait Matt Murdock head, the DST Netflix Daredevil figure will also come with one of their trademark humongous, diorama-style display bases. As usual, collectors will be getting plenty for their money with this release!
The Marvel Select Daredevil and Spider-Gwen figures are expected to be up for pre-order in the next couple months and should be released in the second half of 2017. I’ll post an update to the Marvel Toy News Twitter Feed and Facebook Page once each of the new figures go up for order. Both figures will retail for the usual Marvel Select figures price-point of $24.99 (or less for pre-orders from some retailers).
What do you think of the two surprise Diamond Select Toys Marvel figures revealed at the 2017 Toy Fair, Marvel collectors? Were these two hugely-demanded characters worth the wait? Are these the versions of Netflix Daredevil and Spider-Gwen that you want in your 6″-7″ displays, or are you opting for releases from other companies?