At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
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Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted two images of Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man. This marks the first Marvel character released in the Variant Play Arts Kai line.
Square-Enix has always excelled at...
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SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short.
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men.
You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and Good Smile Company hit the ground running. We've got our first good look at the Nendoroid Batman that they hinted at and it looks quite good. Looks like he'll come with a Bat Signa...
Kotobukiya has released a teaser image for what appears to be a Marvel Bishoujo Wasp sketch along with the caption, "HI! I'm the Wasp! And you've just been STUNG!"
The Wasp is best known for her Avengers affiliation, as she was a founding member of the group and a regular on its roster (despite having yet to appear in film...). More recently she was one of the starring characters in the short-lived Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (subsequently replaced by Avengers Assemble, which features more of a movie-verse cast). Her powers have included shrinking to about the size of a wasp, growing (up to 40-feet tall?), bio-electric stingers, and the ability to control insects.
This will be the character's first appearance in the line.
Diamond Select Toys has released a Marvel Select Savage Hulk and, as part of a timed exclusivity, the figure is currently available at MarvelShop.com but will become available through Disneystore.com after July 7th in addition to gradually appearing in Disney Stores across the U.S. and Canada.
The Savage Hulk presumably references the upcoming comic book series of the same name. At first glance, the Savage Hulk looks similar to DST's most famous Marvel Select Hulk (which has seen a few retoolings, including being adapted into a Red Hulk) although there are some significant differences between the two (including bicep joints, changes to the top of the pants, a new (or retooled) torso, new hand, open-hands, and the such). Standing roughly 9.75-inches tall, he should make for a nice display piece (although my favorite MS Hulk will always be the highly articulate, critically acclaimedThe Avengers Hulk) especially given that the double open-hands will allow for throwing and grappling poses.
DST's Marvel Select Savage Hulk is available now for US$25. Be sure to check out the photo gallery.
From the Halls of Asgard to the Fires of Muspelheim, all sing the song of Thor. Thus verily should it come to nobody's surprise that Max Factory's upcoming figma Thor has received additional images.
While I like figma Thor, I...
The folks over at Akiba Hobby had a look at figma Captain America, and I thought I'd share a few images here - just a small selection, really, so check them out for the full look. If you can block the extravagant asking price...
figma Captain America's popped up in quite a few places recently, from the Miyazawa Model Exhibition to a Figsoku blog, but now he's finally been placed onto the official Good Smile site, which means we get lovely high quality preview images to pore over.
I think Cap looks great and Max Factory have done an excellent job of capturing all the detail in his outfit (check out those zips on his legs) while giving it the necessary tough, armour-like look. The face is super bland, but it's not a disaster and overall I'd classify the figure as a real looker.
Unfortunately (and exactly like past entries in the Avengers range), nobody is really going to talk about the figure when you could talk about the price - a whopping ¥6,111. That's the cheapest in the line yet but still utterly bonkers for a figma, and one which only comes with a single accessory (the shield) at that. Sadly I suspect that'll limit the sales of what looks to be a real smart toy, but if you've gotta have him pre-orders are open now.
Now that you all have had a chance to read over Part One of our coverage of Kotobukiya's Spring Preview 2014 panel, let's move on to the second half. While the first portion jumped between several different fandoms, the majority of this one is all about comics, comics, and more comics. Read on and you'll see what I mean.
Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for its upcoming Marvel Now! Avengers ArtFX+ Thor and... his face looks pretty bad.
The 1/10-scale statue is the fifth entry in Kotobukiya's Avengers ArtFX+ line-up and follows Hawkeye ...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be in theaters now, but fans will have to wait until May to pick up an exclusive battle-damaged Marvel Select "Unmasked" Captain America featuring both a masked and an unmasked head.