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....
The Guardians of the Galaxy have finally made their way into Funko's Hikari line with a Premium (ie, over-sized) Groot. At 10-inches tall, he's kind of a big deal. Plus, with a sizable 5,000 piece run, there should be enough ...
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DST's bloody cool Bleeding Edge Iron Man available for order by Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys' Marvel.com and Disney-exclusive Marvel Select Iron Man is currently available for order through and will be available through Marvel.com the Disney Store later this month.
The 7-inch tall figure is billed as having 16 points of articulation and apparently sports an incredibly shiny paint job. He comes with a large display base depicting what appears to be a severed plane wing. By placing Bleeding Edge Iron Man at the top of the plume of smoke, it looks like the figure has punched his way through the wing.
Apparently debuting in Invincible Iron Man #25, the Mark 38 armor consists of millions of nano-machines stored inside Tony Stark's body, which exit through the pores of his skin using repulsor technology to form a protective layer over his entire body. As such, when Tony's not wearing the suit the suit apparently wears him.
DST's Marvel Select Bleeding Edge Iron Man can be ordered for US$25. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for additional images.
You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots.
I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...
ThreeA's display space at New York Comic Con 2014 featured some old favorites like the WBR figures alongside a few newer figures we'll be seeing in the coming months. The new Popbots are looking particularly nice, but the cen...
Kotobukiya unveiled its previously teased Marvel Bishoujo She-Hulk at NYCC (check out our coverage!), which has now been followed by a preview gallery, and... yes, it's pretty good, but what were they thinking with that face? From many angles, it looks even more out of place than the average Bishoujo face.
Granted, if you're a fan of Shunya's general style then it's something that may not bother you. However, I was impressed by how well the overall design turned out... and then I saw her face (it's also why I didn't go for a close-up in the header image). Kotobukiya has allegedly cowed to fan pressure in the past so I suppose anything can happen.
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...
Spider-Man, Catwoman, and Iron Man will be the newest inductions to Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai line and are some of the most exciting designs to grace the line. If that wasn't enough, fans can look forward to a Final Fantasy Creatures Kai set (featuring Siren, one of the Bahumuts, etc), the recently announced PAK Hatsune Miku, many historical Batmans, and so much more.
The major highlight here might be the VPAK Spider-Man, which sports what may be a very neat armored design. That certainly doesn't take anything away from Catwoman, however, whose crazy design I didn't even recognize at first. Oh, and what's that? An awesome set of optional attachments for VPAK Iron Man? Could there really be this much want all in one place?
Be sure to check out the gallery for a closer look.
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...
Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted twoimages 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 producing armored characters/robots and the VPAK Iron Man is a neat example. Although the design isn't drastically different from versions of Iron Man that we've seen in the past, the figure sports a black deco (in addition to his usual gold/yellow and red combo) and his arc reactor is now a crystal. It's both very Iron Man and yet fairly distinct. Although I'm not as much of an Iron Man fan in recent years (the explosion of popularity combined with the inundation of merchandise has curbed much of my enthusiasm), I think I like this design.
The tweets don't list where these photos were taken, but I'm guessing (from the timing) that it was probably at NYCC so we may have our own coverage soon.
Hasbro has released some tantalizing images of a few Marvel figures on display at its preview night, as well as information about a few other upcoming figures.
Although these reveals included a few Marvel Legends (or 6-inch Marvel Infinites), the real show-stopper was the 3.75-inch Marvel Infinite line which included a new Doctor Octopus, a first-time-ever-in-the-scale Vulture, Thunderstrike (the Thor stand-in), Shana the She-Devil, and Daredevil. A Miles Morales Spider-Man was also on display at the event, along with a few other previously revealed, upcoming figures.
On the 6-inch front, Hasbro showed off its Valkyrie, a new Hulk figure, and another Captain America. Hulk, Captain America, and a Mark 43 Iron Man will apparently close out the Thanos wave that we saw at SDCC. While I want Thanos, the overall wave doesn't really do it for me.
Otherwise I'm extremely happy to see that Hasbro will be releasing the first half-decently articulated 3.75-inch Doctor Octopus since the time that Toy Biz had its Marvel Superhero Showdown line. When you add in the Vulture (as well as the upcoming Sandman), this completes the original Sinister Six line-up (Doc Ock, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman, Mysterio, and Electro) in the 3.75-inch scale. Hooray! Of course, there are still a lot of Spidey villains who haven't appeared in the line so we'll have that to look forward to at some point as well.
This isn't so much a collectible as it is a unique art piece, but why should that stop anyone from lusting after it? What you're looking at is a wood carving of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, made by artist Griffon Ramse...
Other offerings include Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates Series 1 Box Set (US$20), Godzilla Burning Godzilla 12" Vinyl Figural Bank (US$40), and more. Most of these items are available through the usual retailers although you can also just pre-order through Diamond Select Toys' site (each listing features a pre-order link).