Kickstarter Monday: Punisher Feeling Gun Envy? Support Marauder GR 1/12 Scale Gear

One week left to fund the project

Marauder GR one twelfth scale gear

If you’re a Marvel Legends collector, then you’ve probably got at least one Punisher. And that Punisher probably doesn’t have enough guns. Not surprising, since he’s a decidedly R-rated kind of character being sold in kid-friendly stores – tough to package him with a fully-loaded arsenal.

That’s where the Marauder GR 1/12 Scale Gear project on Kickstarter comes in. Marauder wants to do for 6-inch scale figures what they’ve done for 4-inch – supply an armory of realistic, highly-detailed, and customizable weapons. They’ve built a great product line for G.I. JOES and other 4-inch scaled figures over nearly a decade, with a product line of over a hundred items. This project is their first foray into 6-inch scale.

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ThreeA Toys Ultron Pre-Order Coming May 7

3A Toys Marvel Ultron

ThreeA is jumping on the merchandising juggernaut of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The third figure in their Marvel line, following Iron Man and Doctor Doom, will be Ultron.

We’ll have been basking in the glow of the sure thing hit movie for a week (or more, if you’re outside of the U.S.) by the time the pre-order hits on May 7. We’re sure to see more details before then, like what lights up on this bad boy – better be the eyes and mouth, hopefully in red.

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Bandai Levels Up with Fire Mario and Bad Guys Set

S.H. Figuarts Super Mario line adds Fire Mario variant, Koopa Troopa, Bullet Bill, and more

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Super Mario - Fire Mario and Diorama Play Set D

Bandai Tamashii Nations is continuing to add to their S.H. Figuarts Super Mario line, which currently has the titular character, his brother Luigi, and three diorama play sets. Coming later this year are a new Fire Mario variant, as he appears when powered up by the Fire Flower, and a diorama play set that could have been entitled “Bring on the Bad Guys.”

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Hot Toys Announces Avengers: Age of Ultron Mark I

Hot Toys Avengers Age of Ultron Mark I 01

We first saw the Ultron Mark I figure when Hot Toys teased us with a pic from their tour in Asia showing the evolution of Ultron near the start of the month. Now, with Avengers: Age of Ultron opening this weekend internationally, they’ve released the details for their latest version of Ultron, which happens to be Tony Stark’s first step in creating the misguided artificial intelligence.

The Mark I is packed with a crazy amount of detail revealed by the battle damage it suffered at the hands of some as of yet unknown Avengers enemy, but that doesn’t stop it from coming with working LEDs in all the places you’d expect (eyes, mouth, and ARC reactor). One of the accessories that comes with the figure gives another clue as to how Ultron comes into being – if you’ve watched any of the trailers it’s all pretty much laid out, but if not, don’t read the attached description too closely.

I’ll be checking Sideshow Collectibles for the incoming pre-order.

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Webswipe: Batman v Superman Costumes and Batmobile Video – Bleacher Report

Batman v Superman costumes and Batmobile

With the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer officially released, Warner Bros. has allowed Bleacher Reports to publish a new video yesterday of NBA player DeAndre Jordan on a tour of the Batman 75th anniversary exhibit that’s part of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. The exhibit houses many costumes, props, and vehicles from the Batman movies starring Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, and Bale – but they surprised Jordan with the costumes and Batmobile from the latest movie too.

With the focus on Batman, the video gives some nice close-ups of the newest Batsuit, including the cowl, the chest emblem, gauntlets, and utility belt. But it also gives a brief glance at the costumes of Superman and Wonder Woman. Not much new with Superman’s duds, but with Wonder Woman we get to see how it looks compared to the heavily processed teaser image of Gal Gadot in costume. It looks much more colorful and in line with her palette from the comic books. And then of course, there’s a lot of quick cuts showing off the Batmobile. How are you liking them?

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