Our good pal, Paul, wrote in with the heads up that Black Cat from the Marvel Legends Infinite Series for the Amazing Spider-Man is in stock at Toys R Us and available for home shipping. Grab her while you can, since she is normally out of stock at TRU and being marked up heavily on Amazon by third party sellers.
Paul also gave us a tip that your local TRU can take your order and have it shipped to you for free (if they are savvy enough). To add to that, if you have ShopRunner (I got it for free because I have an American Express card), Black Cat qualifies for free 2-day shipping for me on the website. Big thanks to Paul, and happy shopping!
One of the highlights from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the revelation that Sideshow Collectibles had acquired the license for comics-based Marvel figures in 1/6 scale. This is the first time in a long time that one toy company has been able to produce figures from the big two from the comics – sure, Hot Toys, of whom I’m a big fan, has had Marvel and DC for a long time, but that’s the movie stuff. I’m psyched for some compatible, universe-crossing comic book action.
And they’re starting with one of my favorites from the Marvel U – Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth comes with all the accouterments that you’re accustomed to if you’re a fan of Sideshow’s DC, G.I. JOE, or Star Wars figures – the great sculpt, nicely detailed fabric apps, and weapons and accessories up the ying yang. But they’ve given Wade Wilson a little extra, given his penchant for cracking wise – Deadpool speech bubbles that you can add to your display via the included stand. The Sideshow exclusive version of Deadpool will also include Headpool, who will use his copter helmet to fly by Deadpool’s side (presumably using the same wires that support the speech bubbles).
Now it’s fighty time!
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While we just happen to be on the subject of dancing trees, it’s come to our attention that the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon and Nova figures are back in stock at Amazon for their regular price of $21.99 each. If you recall, it was Nova that proved to be the top seller of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, despite not even being a part of the movie. And since all the members of this Marvel Legends wave are needed to complete the Build-A-Figure Groot… well, let’s just say that we weren’t sure he was gonna grow back this time.
This leaves me in a bit of a quandary. As you know, I’m a huge fan of both Marvel Legends and GotG. When the ML Nova and Rocket were Knowhere to be found, I hopped on the Hot Toys bandwagon. Now that the Legends are back and their pals are on sale… what to do? (Answer: buy them, of course!)
For those of you counting, buying these figures individually now comes out much cheaper than buying the set of six for the regular price of $159.99. Come and get your love!
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If you have NOT seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, here is the required SPOILER ALERT… and please note that for future reference we have added you to our List of Raccoon and Tree Haters. Now, if you have seen this fantastic film, then you know that the credits include an awesome scene that’s spawned a slew of animated GIFs and the opportunity for the cutest product tie-in ever.
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I’ve been on the road this week, but our good pal Paul wrote in with the heads up that part of the Jubilee wave of Marvel Legends, which is exclusive to Toys R Us and Previews, is showing up online. You can pick up Stryfe, Cyclops, and Wolverine for $21.99 each – get all three and you trigger the free shipping deal for orders over $49.
We’ll keep our eyes open for Storm and Magneto. Happy shopping!
While we were busy at San Diego Comic-Con, our good friend Paul was keeping an eye out for online deals, and sent us this info. All four Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection figures from the original 1990 movie are in stock – they are exclusive to Toys R Us. Each is $19.99, and if you get all four you’ll trigger free shipping for orders over $49.
While these could use just a little more paint to give that turtle skin some spots and texture, that should be easy enough for anyone to do. I’m hoping that Leonardo’s expression won’t look so [add your descriptor here – mine is “constipated”] in hand. Thanks to Paul for the heads up!
A month ago, Hasbro revealed that the Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure would be released as a Walgreen’s exclusive. Originally shown in the Hasbro SDCC display last year, they said Venom would finally be available to pre-order at SDCC this year – and while we weren’t sure exactly how, now we know. The Agent Venom is now up for pre-order on the Walgreen’s website.
Get your pre-order in now – no telling when this will sell out.
Yesterday’s Entertainment Earth Super Alloy Superman deal was on the high end, and today’s heads downscale to DC Universe Classics. Mattel may have killed the line, but it’s still very much alive in the hands of customizers, and there are some good fodder bodies up for grabs, each for only $6. For example, I’ve been toying around with converting an El Dorado into a shirtless, Lazarus Pit-enraged Ra’s Al Ghul. OMAC has the arm and leg bands that make an easy conversion to old school Magneto. And there’s Dove, a blank female base with light colors that would be easy to cover with paint (update – she’s sold out).
There’s thirteen DC Universe Classics figures on sale today only, so I’m sure those of you more creative and inspired than me will find plenty of options for customizing project.
I Am Your Fodder highlights action figures that are cheap and would make interesting customizing fodder.
Entertainment Earth’s daily deal is for the Play Imaginative Super Alloy New 52 Superman. Normally it’d set you back $359.99, but today only you’ll save over $60 with the daily deal price of $299.90, plus free shipping.
Need help deciding? Check out Jedd’s review of the Super Alloy Superman for more info.
New 52 Jim Lee Superman Super Alloy Action Figure:
- The Superman figure to end all Superman figures!
- Limited edition 1:6 scale Jim Lee collectible!
- Interchangeable heads and hands, and over 25 points of articulation.
- Poseable fabric cape, remote-control laser-beam light-up eyes, and more.
- Crystal Fortress base features lights and a fan to simulate a flowing cape!
- More than 80% die-cast metal.
The Superman figure to end all Superman figures, this Superman by Jim Lee Super Alloy 1:6 Scale Collectable Figure from Play Imaginative features over 25 points of articulation and comes with an impressive number of extras. With remote-control LED laser-beam light-up eyes, the 12-inch tall figure also includes a detachable and poseable fabric cape, along with an incredible Crystal Fortress base with lights and a fan to simulate a flowing cape! The Man of Steel features a matte finish and a more armored suit comprised of over 80% die-cast metal alloy, with a sculpted plastic face and die-cast metal torso, arms, and legs. Magnets on the bottom of his feet lock with the base for an intimidating and very cool look. He truly is “super”! Ages 15 and up.
via New 52 Jim Lee Superman Super Alloy Action Figure – Play Imaginative – Superman – Action Figures at Entertainment Earth.
It’s time for another AFP Free Stuff giveaway! This time around, we’ve got the second wave of the Captain America Marvel Legends Infinite Series, which ironically ends with this wave. The prize will include all four figures in the wave, shipped loose: Black Widow, the Winter Soldier, and two versions of Cap. They’ll come with any extra heads, hands, and accessories, but will *not* have the SHIELD Mandroid build-a-figure parts. If you’re still looking for Mandroid parts, you can pick up the Captain America Marvel Legends Action Figures Wave 2 Rev. 1 at Entertainment Earth – EE will ship it for free in the US.
We’ll have one lucky winner this time around, and to keep it simple we’ll run the contest on Facebook. Here’s how:
Find the Facebook post for this article on the ActionFigurePics.com Facebook page. It will show up as “ActionFigurePics.com shared a link” with the Friday Freebie title below it. Like that post, add a comment, or share it – do all three if you like, and get three chances to win! And while you’re there, why don’t you give our Facebook page a like, too? Liking the Facebook page is not required to enter the giveaway, but it sure would be nice of you.
We’ll pick a winner next Friday, June 27. Good luck!
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