In addition, they’ll also be hosting more Avengers giveaways via social media, starting this afternoon. We’ll be tracking those too, so please follow AFP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the heads up on those giveaways. Good luck!
If you’re marveling over just how far streaming video has come in the past dozen or so years, and feeling a bit nostalgic for that great Western set in outer space, it’s probably a good time to get a set of the first five Firefly action figures. And while you’re at it, tell me who (or what) you’d like to fill up that last spot in the presumed series 2. After Simon, River, Inara, and Shepherd Book, who would you want to see? Personally, I’d love a Christina Hendricks figure of Saffron, from Our Mrs. Reynolds and Trash. Shiny!
LEGO VIP members will have exclusive access to the new LEGO Kwik-E-Mart set until the end of April. While I don’t think it’s quite as inspired as the inaugural set, the LEGO Simpsons House, it’s still a highly visited location on the show. And of course, there’s the mini-figures – you’ll get Homer, Bart, and Marge again (if you have the Simpsons House), but then there’s Chief Wiggum, Snake, and Apu. Apu!
Now, if I were the LEGO brand manager for Simpsons, I’d make Springfield Elementary next. Who wouldn’t want minifigures of Groundskeeper Willie, Principal Skinner, Edna Krabappel, and Otto the bus driver – not to mention the students. Nelson Muntz? Haa haa!
If you’re not a LEGO VIP, it’s easy and free to sign up. As a VIP member, you’ll get loyalty points for every purchase at shop.lego.com and in LEGO retail stores, and access to special promotions like this one.
The Clown Prince of Crime kicks off a new Premium Format Figure line from Sideshow Collectibles
If you’re a fan of the Batman: Arkham Asylum series of video games, Sideshow is holding a giveaway you’d be crazy to pass up. They are launching a new line of Premium Format Figures for the game, and the Joker is the first of them to be revealed. Standing at over 2 feet tall, his appearance is styled after the designs of the game – before he self-medicated with the Titan drug, of course.
It looks like Batman will be the next figure in the line, and if it’s a hit, then I hope we’ll see Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. And I think it’d be overkill to see Premium Format Figures of Bane, Killer Croc, and a Titan Joker – they’d be ginormous!
You can enter the Arkham Asylum Joker giveaway at Sideshow – it will be $449.99 when it goes up for pre-order tomorrow. If you’ve got the toy budget for it, I’d suggest getting in on it early – the Sideshow exclusive version will also have a swappable laughing portrait (shown above). Good luck!
Sale coincides with launch of Mortal Kombat X video game
To celebrate the release today of the new Mortal Kombat X video game, Mezco is offering 10% off on pre-orders of their newly-announced Mortal Kombat X Series 2 6-inch action figure sets. The second series of Mortal Kombat X figures includes fan-favorite (haha!) Kitana, the malevolent Quan Chi, and newcomer Kotal Kahn.
Mezco will be making the figures available for pre-order starting at 10AM EST at the Mezco Toyz website, and for today only, they’ll be 10% off the regular price! If you haven’t already, you’ll also be able to pre-order Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Raiden from Mortal Kombat X Series 1.
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