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....
You might have gleaned from my trip to SDCC that Hot Toys hasn't been stingy when it comes to making Iron Man figures. As long as there are variants to make, companies are going to make them.
Their latest will be Tony Stark, ...
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Disney's online store has just launched a big toy sale, with a bunch of items up to 30% off. I've put a little list together of some items that are now reduced in price:
Large Simba plush. There's also a big Nemo one on sale...
Funko has unveiled its first-ever Hikari Premium Deadpool as well as a new (Entertainment Earth-exclusive) Groot colorway, both of which are currently available for pre-order.
Deadpool's first Hikari is listed as "Classic Deadpool" and sports a slightly modified version of the character's classic colors. While Deadpool's various costume colors raced through my mind a few moments ago, it occurred to me that we *still* haven't seen a Hikari Wolverine. When's that going to happen, Funko?
The newest Groot is labeled "Planet X Groot" (presumably unrelated to the Grant Morrison storyline of the same name?) and features a heavy yellow paint deco over a brownish base. It's an interesting color-mix, although I wouldn't rank it among my favorite decos.
Funko's Hikari Premium Deadpool (1,500 piece limit) and the Entertainment Earth-exclusive Planet X Groot (1,000 piece limit) are both slated to release early next year. As always, you can win one over at Funko's Facebook page.
Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generall...
10% off + free shipping not good enough for you? Hasbro Toy Shop has upped the ante (and the savings) with a 20% off + free shipping (no minimum) promo.
The promo, which runs until the and is activated with the promo code "CY...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the somewhat lukewarm follow-up to Sony's Spider-Man reboot. The film notably improved on Spider-Man's costume, giving movie-goers something closer to what they were used to, while jumping all over the board with everything else.
Merchandise-wise, however, collector-level offerings were surprisingly scarce. Sure, a few figures popped up in the overly expensive 1/6-scale but, for the most part, the line just didn't get the same big movie treatment as the original trilogy.
Diamond Select Toys, which was unable to get the reference materials to design an Electro figure, wound up releasing a new Spider-Man (based on the ASM2 look) in several different configurations. (Although there was no metallic version like last time.) While the Marvel Select ASM1 Spider-Man was pretty cool, DST apparently decided to go in a very different direction with the "sequel" to its figure. How does it stack up against the previous one?
Diamond Select Comics recently posted details about its collectibles coming out in 2015, which include the Marvel Select Carnage, the MechaGodzilla vinyl bank, a Pathfinder Goblin, a 80s/90s X-Men Minimates series (which includes Jubilee), a Star Trek Select Worf, and others.
The MS Carnage has come up quite a few times in conversation on Tomopop, but since he's now available for pre-order this may be the last time you hear his name until after he's been released. As mentioned in our NYCC coverage, Carnage will come with two interchangeable heads (including a partially unmasked Cletus Kasady) and multiple interchangeable hands. He can be pre-ordered for around US$25 and is slated for a January release.
One of the more surprising entries (ie, something that I missed) was Marvel Minimates Series 60 which consists of 80s and 90s X-Men characters. The series notably features such Brotherhood members as Avalanche, Blob, Pyro, and Destiny as well as X-Men like Jubilee, Forge, and Psylocke (some via interchangeable parts). The Jubilee and Destiny 2-pack will apparently be the rarest of the bunch but you can snag her and the rest if you just buy the set from Entertainment Earth for US$30.
Other items include the Star Trek Select Worf, the classic Batman tv series Joker vinyl bank bust, a really expensive Flux Capacitor replica from Back to the Future, a Sin City Marv vinyl bank bust, the 12-inch MechaGodzilla vinyl bank, the Pathfinder goblin vinyl bank, some Pulp Fiction Minimates featuring a bloodied Jules and Vincent, and some non-figure items.
For additional details (and pre-orders) for those other items, check out DST's site. Otherwise check out the photos in the gallery.
Whether it's fighting plants, zombies, or Kaiju, Diamond Select Toys has some pretty fierce offerings coming out this week.
First and foremost is the new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare packs (not to be confused with the P...
Funko's Wacky Wobblers line just got a little crazier with the addition of Deadpool and Harley Quinn.
The Joker's sidekick/love interest is depicted with her trusty, trademark mallet (accept no baseball bat substitutes) and looks fairly neat in bobblehead form. Deadpool, on the other hand, stands with his sword at the ready in one hand while the other is in a thumbs up position. It's great for knowing that whatever you're doing at the moment, Deadpool approves. How can you go wrong with that kind of encouragement?
Funko's Wacky Wobbler Deadpool is slated for a November release while Harley Quinn is set to follow in January. Get ready to go nuts.
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 Groot to go around for everybody.
Groot appears in what I can only assume is a standard deco (since he lacks a moniker). It's a neat enough design with a good mix of color that should please fans. I'm just wondering if we might eventually see a Hikari Mini line with a Rocket Raccoon to go next to him (or a standard-sized Rocket Racoon, for that matter).
Hikari Groot can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a January release. As always, you can win one through Funko's Facebook contest. This week's question is, " What would you do to win a Groot Hikari Premium figure?!" (Maybe ask nicely?)
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...