The latest wave of Marvel Legends, featuring a Spider-Man theme with a Hobgoblin build-a-figure, is now available to pre-order at Amazon. Each of the figures is available individually for $21.99 with a March 25 release date, and can qualify for free 2-day Prime shipping.
You can also pre-order a case of the Hobgoblin wave at Entertainment Earth for the best per figure price, but that will leave you with an extra Spider-Man and Anti-Venom. Or you can pre-order a set at BigBadToyStore – no leftovers, but it’s a higher per figure price than Amazon and you pay shipping on top of that.
See more of Spidey Legends (aka The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series) in our Marvel Legends report and Marvel Legends video fly-bys from Toy Fair. And thanks to our good friend Paul for once again giving us the heads-up. Happy shopping!
I’ve been having a great time taking pictures of the exclusive Sideshow Collectibles Batman from last year (check out @AFPRon on Instagram) – it’s easily my favorite Batman figure I’ve owned (and I have a lot of them). While the sixth scale Batman is still available in the non-exclusive version, if your tastes run toward the black and gray, Sideshow has put up a preview of a “Gotham Knight” variant of Batman.
In addition to the palette change to black and gray, the Gotham Knight version of Bats has some other changes from the original. It comes with three portraits with interchangeable facial expressions – the newest having extra long bat ears, reminiscent of Kelley Jones’s rendition of the Dark Knight. Mix and match ears to grimaces to your heart’s content. The bat symbol on his chest is also different from the original, and the buckle on his utility belt matches the pouches (on the earlier Batman the buckle was a darker metallic.
I think I’m set with the blue and gray, but if you haven’t yet jumped on this line, you couldn’t go wrong with either. The Gotham Knight Batman will go up for pre-order tomorrow, for $199.99. Sideshow is also giving away a Gotham Knight Batman – so check out the preview to enter.
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For a while it was tough to find the Star Wars Black Series Stormtroopers. They were originally in the wave 3 case packs that included prequel Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and a repack of Han Solo. Since Han had just been released in wave 2, I was expecting smaller orders and less availability for the wave overall.
That seems to be alleviated now, as Amazon has the Stormtroopers on sale for $15.34 (normally $22.99). Since Amazon is notorious for making many price adjustments throughout each day, Entertainment Earth also has the Stormtroopers for $19.99 each (but they’ll arrive in May.) After all, you’ve got to have at least 50 Stormtroopers, right?
Whether you’ve ordered a set or case online or found the Marvel Legends All-Father wave at retail, chances are you’ve got one or two of the most excellent Build-a-Figures from the wave, Odin or Old Man Thor, waiting to be completed. Right now, you’re in luck – Amazon has the likely candidates you need to complete your BAFs in stock:
For good measure, Sentry and Machine Man are also available at the $21.99 price, but Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel are jacked up in price (who says no one wants female action figures?) Update: Captain Marvel is back down to $21.99 – get her while you can! Update 2: The entire All-Father wave is available for $19.99 at Toys R Us. Thanks to Pmizzey for the heads up!
I had an extra Hawkeye from my case and got Iron Fist a couple days ago, so now I’ve got Thor on his way with that last leg for my Old Man Thor BAF. All around, I’m very pleased with this wave and the two BAFs – more pics soon.
Hasbro had this life-size action figure of Rocket Raccoon (yes, its arms are poseable!) on display at San Diego Comic-Con last year, and after I saw Guardians of the Galaxy, I wanted one for myself. Sure, I got the Marvel Legends figure, but having something at 1/12 scale when you’ve seen it at 1/1… well, it’s just not enough.
Luckily for you and me, if you want a Rocket Raccoon that’s big enough to climb a real tree or tree-like friend, you can buy one – even if you’re not made of money. Here’s a range of options for a life-size Rocket Raccoon for your collection, depending on how many credits you scored for that Infinity Gem orb.
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If you are looking to fill gaps in your Marvel Legends collection, or pick up some custom fodder, it’s a good time to check out the sale on Marvel Legends figures at Amazon.com. There’s a few figures with pretty deep discounts, and many more for a couple bucks off that will with the toy budget.
All of the items (these three and the rest) are eligible for Prime shipping – if you’re a member you get free 2-day shipping, and if not, just get $35 in the cart and you’ll get the same. Happy shopping!