Hasbro released a press pic of the Build-a-Figure from the second Captain America wave of Marvel Legends – Giant Man from the Captain America: Civil War movie due out May 6 this year. The assortment should hit shelves this summer and will include Captain America, Iron Man in the Mark 46 armor, and Black Panther figures from the upcoming film, as well as Nuke, Nick Fury, and Red Guardian figures from the comics.
In addition to the pic of Giant Man, I was lucky enough to find fresh cases of the Cap wave at a local toy store during a recent trip to Asia. Apologies in advance for any blurry shots – I was hastily snapping shots and putting the figures back into the cases, as they were exorbitantly expensive. But I was able to get some pics of each of the six figures, including some close-ups of the alternate heads that will come with a few of them.
We may have just had the biggest geekgasm ever this past weekend with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening (saw it, loved it!) but this is some pretty good news to start the week. Even before a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a Star Trek fan.
Mezco’s announcement of a Star Trek Mr. Spock figure in their One:12 Collective line is hitting all the right spots in my Neutral Zone.
The second of Mondo’s 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is up for pre-order today – it’s the staff-wielding Donatello’s turn. I was lucky enough to pick up the subscription with Leonardo last month, but for those of us picking these up individually, Donnie is available in a regular version for $149.99 and an exclusive for $10 more.
Both are loaded with accessories, including both the cartoon purple and comics red masked heads, while the exclusive version, limited to 500 pieces, includes his Gravitic Equalizer.
Did you survive Force Friday? Now we’re on to the next step – Hasbro has teased us with their social media campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a pair of cool faction posters. As we revel in the latest Star Wars toys leading up to the opening of the new movie, Hasbro is asking us to make the fundamental decision – to “Choose Your Path” on the Force. Will it be with the Resistance on the Light Side of the Force, or with the First Order on the Dark Side?
So get on your favorite social media platforms and let your allegiance be known, with hashtags #ChooseLightSide and #ChooseDarkSide. It’s a great time to share pics of your Force Friday hauls, and also to follow AFP on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. May the Force be with you!