Marvel

Bluefin lists out its exclusives for SDCC next week

Jun 30 // Andres Cerrato
For gunpla, we will have three exclusive models that were previously only available at events in Asia. The three kits are all in 1/144 scale and are the HGUC Zeta Plus Test Type Image Color (Amuro's) for $25.00, the RG Gundam Exia Extra Finish Version for $48.00, and the HGBF Try Burning Gundam PP Clear Version for $22.00. Perhaps the biggest draw will be the S.H. Figuarts Goku Frieza Saga version. It's the Goku you've always wanted, with an actual belt and his symbols. It's almost like the standard Goku release, just now with an extra face and gi symbols! This limited edition of Goku will be available for $45.00 alongside an 18" statue of Goku from X-Plus for $65.00. Also available will be several Action Vinyls from The Loyal Subjects. There will be a set of black/white battle damaged Ninja Turtles, a crystal MMPR Pink Ranger, and a Transformers Construction set. There's one last group of releases for comic and movie fans. Iron Man will have two items, an Iron Man MkIII Magnetic Floating figure with a chrome paint job for $139.99 and a 1/12 Shotgun Iron Man Mark XL for $160.00. In case you're wondering about those prices, they're fully poseable with LEDs throughout. If you'd like another billionaire who fights crime, on hand will be Hero Cross' Hybrid Metal Figuration Batman for $80.00. Oh, there's also an S.H. Figuarts Nise (imposter) Sailor Moon, too. She looks mean and I guess that's kinda cool.  Check out the gallery for what you can buy from Bluefin this San Diego Comic Con.
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Loan market is stable, right?
In case you haven't noticed, San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and will be open in just over a week. That means it's time to get the full rundown of exclusives and what you can possibly stretch into your budget whether ...

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She's red hot!
Well, it was only a matter of time: Kotobukiya has announced plans to sell an exclusive Marvel Bishoujo Red She-Hulk at SDCC. Unlike her mainstream counterpart, she will be limited to 1,500 pieces and -- if you can't attend t...

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Little big hero
DisneyStore.com has opened pre-orders for its Marvel Select Ant-Man which features an exclusive unmasked alternate head featuring actor Paul Rudd's likeness. Additionally, Diamond Select Toys has released a photo gallery for ...


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The most revealing reveal of all?
We recently mentioned how Kotobukiya had teased an Emma Frost statue but, before we could blink, Kotobukiya had apparently gone ahead and revealed the rest! Kotobukiya's Marvel Now! ArtFX+ Emma Frost is billed as standing 7.5...

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Funko Pop!

Funko takes us down nostalgia lane with Peanuts and Hanna-Barbera


But where's my Disney Afternoon?
Jun 11
// Kristina Pino
Funko recently announced they'll be releasing a whole slew of rad retro figures, including some of the Peanuts gang, some Hanna-Barbera characters, and more. Pop! Peanuts, which is coming in July, will include Charlie Brown, ...
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DST

Last week, MS Hulk smashed puny B9 Robot


Last Week This Morning
May 17
// Scarecroodle
Have you picked up the Marvel Select Age of Ultron Hulk and the Lost in Space B9 Robot yet? Both started shipping last week. Diamond Select Toys' MS Age of Ultron Hulk is a slightly retooled and redeco'd version of the award-...
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Avengers

Kotobukiya smashes some pre-orders with Entertainment Earth-exclusive ArtFX Age of Ultron Hulk statue


May prove a SMASH hit
May 11
// Scarecroodle
Entertainment Earth will be exclusively selling a special edition ArtFX Age of Ultron "Rampaging" Hulk statue. Based on the Hulk's appearance in the popular Marvel film (which I have yet to see), this 9.5-inch tall variant is...
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Avengers

Who ya gonna call? HULKBUSTER!


For then there's something strange (and giant and green) in your neighborhood
May 01
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man is currently available for pre-order. DST has also released a photo gallery showing the figure throw down with the MS Hulk in NYC. Long-time comic fans (and now movie fan...
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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Diamond Select Toys


Bringing Bruce Timm's designs to 3D
Apr 29
// Tianxiao Ma
Diamond Select Toys always brings a smorgasbord of goods to each convention covering a disparate range of properties. Of course, their comic book properties always take center stage. This time it was the Batman and Superman a...
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Confused yet? You shouldn't be... you're on Scarecroodle Tactics!
Funko has announced that a "Metallic" Hulk and "Distressed" Astro Boy will be joining its Hikari Premium line. Both are currently available for pre-order. This is Hulk's first release in the line (we also saw Iron Man at Toy ...

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Figuarts Iron Man

Bandai rolls out another Iron Man in the fight against Ultron


Figuarts Iron Man Mk XLV up for pre-order
Apr 02
// Tianxiao Ma
Are you hyped for Avengers: Age of Ultron? I certainly hope so, otherwise this post will mean nothing to you. Since Marvel Studios probably has a directive to always be cranking out new Iron Man armors, the upcoming film will...
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A superhero and his dog
DST's Marvel Select Hawkeye (based on his Marvel Now! appearance) has made his way into ShopMarvel and may show up in a Disney Store near you (and on the Disney Store site) within the next two weeks. Clint comes with two opti...

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Anime Japan: Max Factory

Anime Japan 2015: Max Factory


Is that another old-school figma I spot?
Mar 23
// Brian Szabelski
Tian rounded up Good Smile's offerings at Anime Japan 2015, but Max Factory was there, too, with a few figma to show off at the very least. Yep, that's Iron Man Mark XXI, and sure, that robot figma is Shidonia no Kishi's...
Hot Toys Igor photo
Hot Toys Igor

Sideshow features the brutish Igor in their video showcase


Welcome to the Velvet Room?
Feb 20
// Tianxiao Ma
Iron Man 3 had a veritable smorgasbord of armors, which of course means plenty of fodder for Hot Toys' 1/6-scale line of Iron Man figures. Sideshow has recently uploaded a video of the Mark XXXVIII (38 to you non-Romans) arm...
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New York Toy Fair

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future


Hasbro rolls out their big guns for 2015
Feb 15
// Soul Tsukino
To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...
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Speak softly and carry a comically oversized hammer
Square Enix tweeted several images of the Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai figures on display at its booth, a selection which notably included Thor and the Spider-Man which we saw in an illustration at last year's NY Toy Fair. Un...

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Took a few double-takes (or quadruple-takes?)
[UPDATE: Pre-orders have opened] Is it possible for a figure to look too much like its movie counterpart? Hot Toys just now released a photo gallery for its upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Prime (not to be confused wi...

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Couldn't regenerate from that, eh?
Marvel Select Sabretooth is back... from the grave? Diamond Select Toys has decided to give Wolverine's most popular nemesis the ol' Walking Dead treatment with a new MS Zombie Sabretooth. Marvel.com snagged an exclusive snea...

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Crazy like a fox?
PackRatStudios has unleashed a killer new "Movie Concept" Marvel Legends Deadpool. The figure appears to be a fairly by-the-numbers redeco of a Marvel Legends / Infinite Series "Mandroid wave" Stealth Suit Captain America wit...

Bishoujo Lady Deadpool photo
Bishoujo Lady Deadpool

From left field, it's Marvel Bishoujo Lady Deadpool


This is a thing
Feb 04
// Andres Cerrato
Well, this is something I didn't expect whatsoever. Kotobukiya has had its weird concepts for its popular Bishoujo line. Sure, there's the oddball, at least to me, of Freddy and Jason, not to mention the MiB Agent. The latest...
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Lego Super Heroes

Lego S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier images crash onto the scene


Nick Fury doesn't come with a Lego bazooka
Feb 02
// Oansun
After months of rumors, Lego has finally shown the world its Marvel Super Heroes Helicarrier. Though, I have to say I'm on the disappointed side. It certainly looks big, and at nearly 3000 pieces is a hefty set; but including...
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An armored exosuit is perfect for power meetings
Pre-orders have opened for Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man. First seen back in October, the VPAK Iron Man has some of a stealth vibe; eschewing the bright, metallic red & gold design widely associated with th...

Avengers photo
Expect an injured wallet in the near future
Kotobukiya has posted a teaser for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Wasp along with caption, "We need a name! It should be something colorful and dramatic, like... the Avengers!" True believers (and Kotobukiya fans) will recall t...

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Because the faster they get your money, the sooner you get their product
Not content to simply be packaged in other peoples' Loot Crates and so forth, Funko has announced plans to launch its own bi-monthly club. The "Marvel Collector Corps" subscription box service apparently consists of six shipm...

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Or, at the very least, he may conquer your shelves and part of your collecting budget
[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Hot Toys has released some images of its upcoming 1/6-scale Guardians of the Galaxy Thanos figure. Based on the character's appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Hot Toys' Thanos i...

Funko enters the Age of Ultron with, well, everything; Mystery Minis, Pop!s, keychains, Fabrikations, Wacky Wobblers, etc

Jan 22 // Scarecroodle
First up is a new series of Mystery Minis. The Age of Ultron series will feature twelve figurines (bobbleheads as always), of equal (ie, 1/12) rarity. The selection consists of Hulk, Hawkeye, a repulsor-lift Iron Man, Thor, Nick Fury, Ultron, Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Vision, a (Stealth Suit?) Iron Man variant, Black Widow, and a standard-looking Iron Man. For those keeping count at home, there are eight non-Iron Man figures. The show-stealers here are probably the Hulkbuster (which should be easy to detect), Vision, and Thor. However, most of the figurines are pretty neat even if the series as a whole is a little Iron Man heavy. These blind-boxed figures have retailed for as low as US$6 at some retailers in the past. Next we have Funko's perennial Pop! offerings. The selection includes a really neat repulsor-lift Iron Man, Vision, Ultron, Hawkeye, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor. Vision looks great, but the Ultron reminds me a bit of the Pop! Transformers movie figures... perhaps because the movie version is a little Bayformer-esque? At the very least, I'm sure many fans will love the new Iron Man and Vision. Do you like the Pop! style but not the size? Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains have all that Pop! goodness in a smaller package. Mini versions of Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America are due out in March. I've never seen this line at retail, but Amazon lists previous series as having a US$9 MSRP. Not a fan of plastic, are we? That's fine, because Funko has you covered with its Fabrikations line. The selection includes this absolutely fantastic-looking Thor, a very angry Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. Conspicuously absent are Vision and Ultron, the two guys actually premiering in this film, but they could appear down the road. The Fabrikations line is generally a bit on the pricier side compared to Funko's other offerings. Finally there's a Mini Wacky Wobblers 4-pack coming out which features the same boring-some foursome of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor. The sculpting on Hulk and Cap looks pretty neat, although Iron Man is no slouch either. With so much stuff on the way, there just might be something for everyone. I know that I'm looking forward to the Mystery Minis. How about you guys?
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If there is such a thing as too much, we might have hit it
All hands on deck! Batten down the hatches because Funko has unleashed a flood of collectibles for Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rarely do we see this much merchandises for a franchise, let alone all at once but Funko intends to inundate collectors with selections from FIVE different lines in March (and a little of April). See all the Avenger-y details after the jump.

Avengers photo
The damage to Starscream was less severe than sticking him in the Bayformers movies
Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days). The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the...

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Killing half the the universe...with cuteness!


How can Death NOT love him now?
Jan 18
// Oansun
Now that all Marvel licensees have answered the internet's very loud calls for Baby Groot toys, they can turn their attention elsewhere! The Funko Pop! Glow in the Dark figure of Thanos arrives as an Entertainment Earth exclu...
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Up and ANT them!
Diamond Select Toys has given MTV News an exclusive first look at its Marvel Select Ant-Man, based on the character's appearance in the upcoming Ant-Man film where comedian Paul Rudd will play the titular role. The release wi...

RE:EDIT Iron Man photo
RE:EDIT Iron Man

RE:EDIT Iron Man first figure set to arrive


Here comes Iron Man!
Jan 08
// Soul Tsukino
The first figure of Sen-ti-nel's RE:EDIT Iron Man series has arrived with Bleeding Edge Iron Man. The figure, like others will be in the series, are designed by Chemical Attack and are "edits" of comic-based Iron Man designs....
Guardians of the Galaxy photo
A relatively cute assortment of scum and villainy
Marvel.com has unveiled Funko's latest Guardians of the Galaxy Pop!s: a wave based on the Marvel movie-verse's cosmic villains which includes a super-sized Thanos! The wave includes the likes of Yondu, Ronan, Nebula and The C...

Hot Toys Tony Stark photo
Hot Toys Tony Stark

Now you can have Tony Stark do SCIENCE with this Hot Toys figure


So much science going on!
Dec 17
// Tianxiao Ma
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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OMG Sales

Disney Store Online's Toy Mania Sale is ON


Upto 30% off select toys
Dec 16
// Kristina Pino
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...
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The Merc with the Vinyl Mouth
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 Dea...

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custom vinyl

Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom


Tiny, but fierce
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
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...
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SALES!!

Hasbro Toy Shop doubles down on savings for Cyber Week


Slightly better savings
Dec 01
// Scarecroodle
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...

Tomopop Review: DST's Marvel Select Amazing Spidey 2 Spider-Man

Nov 22 // Scarecroodle
Figure Name: Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man with baseFigure Maker: Diamond Select ToysRetail Price: US$24.99Available at: Diamond Select Toys DST's Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey comes in the usual Marvel Select packaging. As we've seen in the past, these movie (and tv) figures seem to forgo the usual heavily decorated inner box in favor of something basic (most likely due to licensing issues or the like). In this case, it's a generic lightning-looking design. The back of the card features a large character illustration alongside a brief bio. This space is usually dedicated to some product images of the figure and other offerings in the line. The other selections is naturally absent because Spidey was the only ASM2 character to receive a figure (which again goes back to an issue with DST getting reference materials in time. Granted, the company *could* have done an Emma Stone Gwen Stacy but there probably wasn't enough fan demand). While I like the visual, it's just weird to not see any product images at all. I own maybe thirty figures from DST's "Select" lines (in addition to seeing box shots) and can't recall one other instance of this happening. Before we go any further, I should mention that there are at *least* three configurations for this particular figure. I had known about the comic/specialty shop-exclusive "Fireman" Spidey and the Disney/Marvel.com exclusive unmasked variant. However, until this arrived on my doorstep, I don't believe that I was even aware this one existed. As near as I can tell, it might just be a direct offering from Diamond Select Toys. What's so different, you ask? Both of the previously announced versions went very heavy on the accessories and lacked a base. This one takes the opposite approach by virtue of featuring only one alternate hand, two web accessories, and a wall diorama piece (which can be mounted on your wall). If that wall looks familiar, you might remember that it was the Marvel Select ASM1 Spidey's accessory that seemed to come with every version of that figure. It's not a bad accessory, but I imagine a lot of fans probably already have one from whichever version of the MS ASM1 Spidey they picked up. It's something of a baffling decision as well when you consider how many alternate parts the comic/specialty and Disney releases featured. The actual figure looks great, however. The sculpting is great, the paint apps feature crisp colors, and the jointing is generally unobtrusive. The paint on my copy features a few scrapes that, for the most part, are more visible in photographs due to the greater amount of lighting. Now for the all-important question: How does the "sequel" stand up to the previous version? For the most part, the Marvel Select ASM2 Spider-Man holds its own against the Marvel Select ASM1 Spider-Man (note: this is the Disney Store variant which uses a metallic paint). Despite both being movie Spider-Man figures, the two are surprisingly hard to compare. The baseline aesthetic is great on both figures but the ASM2 Spidey sports some very different jointing. The difference is most notable in the torso area. The ASM1 Spidey has a torso that seemingly gets slimmer as it gets up to the chest to accommodate the joint. The ASM2 instead sculpted the joint underneath the full ribcage which gives the torso a more consistent (although less athletic) look. The second notable change comes in the arms which have been greatly simplified. Where the previous model had 5 joints per arm (shoulder, bicep, pinned elbow, forearm, and pinned wrist) the new only features three joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist). I can understand dropping the forearm in favor of a more versatile wrist joint, but I was initially a little surprised that the bicep joint went as well. To compensate for the lack of a bicep joint, the ASM2 Spidey features a more versatile elbow joint. I'm less fond of the fact that the ASM2 Spidey is missing an extra joint at the calf since that added point of rotation helps when balancing with the foot pivot/ankle rockers. On the whole, both are good figures. However, the overall look of the ASM2 Spidey might be a bit nicer. Interestingly, the ASM2 Spidey looks larger (or beefier?) than his ASM1 counterpart despite being of very similar height. It may come down to the difference in torso or the ASM2 Spidey's larger head. The ASM2 Spidey poses fairly well. The hip joints might be a bit thinner than the previous model and thus allow for better movement. The open-hands are great for allowing things like hand-stands in addition to wall-crawling and spidey-sense-tingling poses. Assuming you buy the specialty store or Marvel/Disney exclusive, you'll also have an array of additional hands including web-shooter hands with webbing add-ons. Those additions seriously increase the display value of the figure. All versions of the MS ASM2 Spidey seem to come with the new "modular weblines" accessories. One of the webbing accessories has a piece that can peg into Spidey's fist for web-swinging poses. A connector on the other side can hook into the other webbing piece. While I'm honestly not sure how this is intended to work, you can snap the pieces together for a variety of effects. I was going to say that it's perfect for Rhino wrangling, but that didn't quite work out. Oh well, I guess comic book Spidey had his issues trying to web down Rhino as well. All things considered, Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey is probably the nicest version of the character in the affordable figure bracket. The overall design is good, the paint generally looks great, and he has most of the poseability you could want. The biggest drawback is that this particular configuration doesn't include all of the alternate parts that you'll find with the other variants. The diorama piece, while nice, certainly seems a little redundant given that many fans will own the Marvel Select ASM1 Spidey which also included the piece. Be sure to check out the rest of the Rhino fight in the gallery, among other photos.
ASM2 Spider-Man photo
Is the sequel an improvement?
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 ove...

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There will be pre-orders
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 incl...

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DST

DST's newly released collectibles mean War


You want to know what my week was like? It. Was. WAR!
Oct 24
// Scarecroodle
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...
Bobbleheads photo
Crazy cute or just plain crazy?
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 l...


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