This Sunday is May the 4th, a date fans have designated Star Wars Day - that despite being a fan myself somehow had no idea about until last year. This year, Sideshow Collectibles is back with a May the Fourth celebration that a smattering of reveals, giveaways, and a $25 coupon code. If you are a Boba Fett fan, their first reveal is a life-sized Boba Fett - more reveals follow throughout the weekend. Following the life-sized theme, their Star Wars giveaway is for the upcoming Darth Vader life-sized bust.
If you don’t have the GNP of a small country at your disposal, Sideshow is also giving away a $25 gift code – it’s eligible for a lot of products and is good for the month of May. And though not directly tied to their Star Wars Day celebration, they’ve also got giveaways in progress for their upcoming 1/6 scale R2-D2 and Daredevil Premium Format Figure. May the Fourth be with you!
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We’re on a little Spring Break this week but news of a 3A Toys Portal 2 sale had me drop in for an early edition of Weekend Toy run. The 1/6 scale Portal 2 ATLAS and P-body are on sale at Entertainment Earth for $150 each, with free shipping, today only. This is a damn good deal – they are listed at $199.99 regularly, and this sale price even beats the one that was available to 3AA members when they were up for pre-order directly from 3A back in May last year.
The super-articulated figures stand 11 and 12 inches tall and feature LED lights (with a boot-up sequence), handheld Portal devices, and removable torso sections. If you’re a Portal fan and missed these the first time around, here’s your chance!
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Do you remember the eFX SHIELD Badge and ID Card from NYCC? One of the perks of getting the NYCC exclusive was a personalized SHIELD ID card – all you had to do was send in your picture and your name / vital stats and BAM, SHIELD agent with a card to prove it. Of course, you had to buy the SHIELD badge too, and that was $50. Now Cafepress has gone even further – they are offering a customized SHIELD ID card for free as a promotion for Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Or, nearly free, as it were. You’ve still got to pay the shipping, which is a a buck and change or more depending on where you are. It’s pretty simple – you just upload your photo and enter your info.
This version of the SHIELD ID has a red border, while the ID cards featured on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show are gold. But that doesn’t matter to you, right? I mean, free is free! Today’s a great day to pick one up – Cafepress is also running promotions this weekend on all their customized gear. Now if only someone would produce customized HYDRA ID cards, I’d be set.
Voltron fans – there’s a weekend sale at the Voltron Store for 15% off all purchases. I’m not positive that pre-orders will qualify, but if they do, then it’s a good deal for the relaunch of the Toynami Voltron line with the 30th Anniversary Voltron Collector’s Set. The pre-order price is $245, so saving $36.75 is nothing to sneeze at.
The set includes all five lions, in die-cast, and form a Voltron at 11-inches tall. It’s due to land in June this year. Let’s go, Voltron Force!
Check it, kids! From now until Monday, get 15% off all purchases at the Voltron store with this coupon code! Q88DPTIXX998
Captain America may have opened in theaters this weekend with Spidey not far behind, but the toys have been out for months now – so we’re onto the next big Marvel movie. The Marvel Legends line for Guardians of the Galaxy is up for pre-order now at Amazon.com. They’re listed at $21.99 each, showing a steady creep up from when Hasbro first brought back Legends. Don’t forget, though, that you’re getting a full-sized Groot Build-a-Figure!
Amazon has the release date as June 1st, a couple months before the August 4 movie release date. Go get em!
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There’s always some entertaining gags on April Fool’s Day, but this one can bench press 440 lbs. While the Governator isn’t actually an official product (I’m sure there’ll be a few Ahhhnold fans who kitbash their own, though), Sideshow is actually giving away a life-sized Terminator Endoskeleton bust. Click through to the Governator contest page for your shot.
He said he’d be back… and he is!
Click to pre-order our “Governator” Sixth Scale figure!
via Sideshow Collectibles.
Things From Another World is having its Saint Patrick’s Day sale, and they’ve got 240 items up to half off in their Toy section. They’ve got stuff from Funko, NECA, Hasbro, Mattel, Diamond Select Toys, and more. I’ve got my eye on this Hanna Barbera Space Ghost – at $10.49 it’s a steal for a six-incher. I’ll need to take a closer look to see what else there is to take home. Happy shopping!
Don’t get angry: everyone can have the luck of the Irish at TFAW! Now through March 23, you’ll save 20-50% on 1,000s of graphic novels, comics, toys, statues, and more!
However, you’ll have to move fast: our inventory of these items is extremely limited. Once you find the “gold” your collection needs, you’ll need to snap it up before someone else tries their luck!
via Save 20-50% on 1,000s of Graphic Novels, Toys & More – TFAW.com.
Here’s a fun Friday contest from Hot Toys – spot a difference between the Cap costumes from The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier and you could win a set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiums! While you could leave a comment here (and we love it when you do), to enter the official contest you have to comment on the contest picture on Facebook. They’ll pick 10 winners at random.
One thing that isn’t different – I still think the helmet looks goofy… What do you think?
Many fans are in anticipation for Captain America: The Winter Soldier soon hitting the theatres worldwide, are you ready yet?
As seen in the movie trailers, Steve Rogers will don a new version of his World War II Captain America suit to fight the Winter Soldier. Can you spot the differences on the costume from Captain America: The First Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
Just state at least one difference between the two costumes in the comment section and 10 winners will be selected randomly to win a set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiums.
The game will run till March 20, so don’t miss the chance! Results will be announced soon after it ends.
via Hot Toys.
DC Collectibles has a pretty nifty giveaway going on. The prize pack includes some signed collectibles (including a 1:1 Power Battery, a Wonder Woman statue, and a Batman bust) and two action figures (Suicide Squad Harley Quinn and the 2013 SDCC exclusive Arkham City Hugo Strange).
They’re hosting this sweepstakes after hitting a big milestone – fifty thousand likes for the DC Collectibles Facebook page. And you don’t even have to like them on Facebook to enter the contest. Good luck!
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Toys R Us has their exclusive Marvel legends All New X-Men box set available for pre-order. The preliminary info we had (check out more pics of the Marvel Legends All New X-Men box set) had the set due to arrive at stores a the start of this month for $84.99. The pre-order page has it listed with an expected 3/19 ship date and an $89.99 price tag.
A delay in overseas shipping is pretty common, but the price increase is just Toys R Us looking to capitalize on the increased popularity of the current Legends line-up, which has had pretty good sell-through in their stores. I guess the silver lining here is that the Marvel Legends line is selling well.