Perhaps a little more up your alley than giant action figures with funny pictures, Amazon has NECA’s Lone Ranger and Tonto 2-pack up for $28.99 (regular price $39.99). This is good until 7PM PST, or while supplies last. Happy shopping, Kemosabe!
NECA The Lone Ranger – 7″ Deluxe Scale Action Figure (Set of 2)
- Over 20 points of articulation
- Likeness of actor Armie Hammer
- Likeness of actor Johnny Depp
- From the New Disney Movie
via Amazon.com: NECA The Lone Ranger – 7″ Deluxe Scale Action Figure (Set of 2): Toys & Games.
We’ve had a couple of updates from Diamond Select Toys about their Thor: the Dark World products, but they’ve got a couple updates for the upcoming Captain America: the Winter Soldier movie. First, on the Marvel.com site, DST revealed an upcoming exclusive Winter Soldier, based on his comic book (vs. movie) look.
Bucky will be available at brick and mortar Disney Stores and online at DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com in the middle of December.
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Since DCon is comprised of a lot of independent artists and designers, there are a ton of exclusives available for the show this weekend. Here’s a couple that interested me as a Marvel fan.
We’ve thought about going the past couple of years, but it hasn’t quite worked out. One of these days…
Hollywood has moved on from vampires and zombies, and its latest loves are the classic fairy tales – and the twist that’s in vogue is telling it from the villain’s point of view. To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with sparkling vampires, and no TV show or movie can top what Fables has done with fairy tales. But Disney’s Malificent, due out in May 2014, is different – because Hot Toys is on board with what will be the first figure of theirs of Angelina Jolie. I liked what SOTA did with their Tomb Raider figures way back when, but Hot Toys of a bad girl Angelina could put the emphasis on hot.
Soon you will meet the Mistress of All Evil.
Maleficent, an upcoming 2014 Disney film, will unveil the untold story of the iconic villain who is portrayed by the one and only Angelina Jolie. Hot Toys is proud to announce the Collectible Figure from this feature film which will be coming soon. Please stay tuned!
via Hot Toys – Maleficent Collectible Figure Coming Soon.
Thor: the Dark World may be opening in two weeks, but Cap is generating his own hype with the official trailer for Captain America: the Winter Soldier. Looks awesome! I still think that while Chris Evans is great in the role of Cap, he still looks super goofy in the helmet they designed for the movie – and I think Marvel Studios knows it too, which is why it gets so little airtime in the trailer. The Steve Rogers Super Soldier costume from the comics looks great, though I don’t hold out much hope for a better looking helmet if that becomes his Cap costume in the movie (the action figure hints that the helmet will be just like the old one).
All the supporting characters look great – ScarJo looks good as Black Widow with the super straight hair we saw first in action figure form. Thankfully,
Howard Anthony Mackie as the Falcon looks like a badass, and not goofy considering how his costume from the comics might have turned out in live action. And Samuel L. Jackson – looks like rough times for the eye patch are coming.
Captain America: the Winter Soldier is due out in April next year. Luckily, we have a much shorter wait for the action figures, which should be out early first quarter. We got some reveals for the Captain America Marvel Legends line (aka Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Infinity Legends) at NYCC, and Previews had some more details for the Cap line recently. And don’t worry – Cap figures based on the comics will be part of the line too.
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At the “Night Before” party, Hasbro also pulled out the stops for the merchandise for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which opens in May. If conventional wisdom holds, that means a street date for the toys in the February time-frame.
Like the Captain America figures, Marvel Spider-Man Legends Infinite Series (still a tongue-twister) will feature a build-a-figure – the Ultimate Green Goblin – also split over two waves. Following the pattern, Hasbro also plans swap-outs for figures – Carnage, Black Cat, and Beetle are the swaps in the first wave, for the 2 Spideys and Electro. Hopefully this works better for the movie-themed waves than they did for the latter ML waves from this year.
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We published some Instapics from the Hasbro shindig on the eve of NYCC, and they were kind enough to follow up with official press pictures. To kick us off, here’s the info on the upcoming products from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which should hit shelves in January, a quarter before the April opening of the movie.
I’m most excited to see the Marvel Legends products, which are rebranded to the movies this year. So: Marvel Captain America Infinite Series 6-Inch Legends. That may not roll of the tongue like Marvel Legends does, but if it gets more product to shelves and in our hands, then I’m all for it.
The back of the packaging (see the Instapics) shows the Mandroid BAF plus army builders / villains to encourage multiple purchases. The first wave includes a Marvel Now! Captain America, Agents of HYDRA (Red Skull / Hydra Agent swap) and Soldiers of AIM (Baron Zemo / AIM Soldier swap). Can’t wait!
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It’s got to be such a fun job, getting to take pictures of Marvel Select figures on the streets of (I presume) New York City. DST posted new shots of the exclusive battle-damaged Mark 42 Iron Man and the Iron Patriot on the Art Asylum blog. These two are on sale at the MarvelStore.com and DisneyStore.com. Go get them!
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I was kind of hoping the just-revealed new figure from Diamond Select Toys’ Iron Man 3 Marvel Select line would be some sort of Pepper Potts figure. After all, they wouldn’t have to change anything about the Mark 42 armor except to give it an alternate Gwyneth Paltrow head sculpt, right? (Sorry, spoiler!) Instead, we get a battle-damaged variant – a predictable but likely a highly-desired choice. If you had been wondering why DST made a War Machine figure when that version of the armor didn’t appear in the movie, DST Chuck revealed in the latest Ask DST that they often start work on a movie line before the movie is done. In the case of Iron Man 3, they had an early script that featured War Machine before the Iron Patriot re-deco.
The new Mark 42 and the Iron Patriot will be exclusive to Disney Stores and online outlets DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com next month.
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DC Universe Classics Christopher Reeves Superman by matthancock – I think this custom bears a reasonably close likeness to Christopher Reeves – in addition to the head sculpt, there’s some nice added details like the collar line for the costume and some not quite washboard abs to differentiate it from a standard DCUC Supes – ends Jun 25, 2013 18:21:09 PDT
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
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