Marvel’s Ant-Man is in theaters today (get tickets to Ant-Man on Fandango) and Hot Toys is ready with its 1/6 scale Ant-Man figure. He comes with a helmeted head sculpt with goggles that can light up when it’s in the closed position. The helmet’s visor can flip up to reveal Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. No pics yet of the Paul Rudd head sculpt – I’m guessing there’s more work to be done on it, or it still has to go through approval (or both). Ant-Man also comes with a few accessories that are a mystery to me, at least until I see the movie, as well as a tiny Ant-Man that is just over an inch tall.
Marvel’s Ant-Man starts showing tonight (get tickets to Ant-Man on Fandango) and LEGO sent us this awesome poster to remind us that they’ve got the LEGO Ant-Man Final Battle set about to be released too. The set comes with 183 pieces, including 3 minifigures and a spoiler if you look closely enough – but the thing I like most of all is that you can also build a couple of “big” LEGO bricks, making the flying ant and the minifigures “tiny” in relative terms.
I recently discovered Action Vinyls, a multi-license line of 3-inch collectible, poseable vinyl figures, while looking for some blind-bagged items my wife has been collecting. And I kind of went a little nuts over their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Vinyls. Check out this Casey Jones, for an example of what I’ve been hunting.
Now it looks like I may have another brand of Action Vinyls to hunt – the reboot of their G.I. JOE line. The Loyal Subjects had vinyl figures for JOE before – checking out GI JOE Series 1, they are somewhat reminiscent of Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs. They were cute, but what they’re planning to release next really kick it up a notch or three. Expect these to start hitting in the 4th quarter this year.
In this week’s Border Patrol, we’ve got a trio of Marvel Legends customs, including one that closes in just a couple of hours. Don’t miss out!
Marvel Legends Ultron (Movie) Build-a-Figure by Horton’s Heroes: This repaint of the build-a-figure from the recent Marvel Legends wave is very clean and shiny, so it’s no wonder its auction is off the hook. It ends in a couple of hours, so if you are willing to put down some coin, better act fast. Ends today at 3:32PM PST.
Marvel Legends Jubilee by TextureMe Customs: If you didn’t get the build-a-figure from the exclusive X-Men wave, then this might be the one for you. It’s built off the Captain Marvel body, so it might be a little big depending on how you like your Jubilees. One thing I like is the multi-colored plasma effects on the accessories that came with Scarlet Witch. Ends Friday, July 17, at 8:09PM PST.
Martial arts icon Bruce Lee would have been 75 years old this year. To celebrate this anniversary, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations announced the S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee at San Diego Comic-Con. His daughter, Shannon Lee, was at the Bluefin booth for the unveiling of the prototype.
The action figure is based on his appearance in Enter the Dragon. No word yet on price or release date, but we’ll keep a look out – I imagine this will move fast in pre-orders. No idea what Bandai’s license covers, but I’d be surprised if we don’t see a Game of Death figure to follow this one at some point down the line.