Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghostbusters, and LEGO Movie – Official PR and Pics

We caught the announcements of the first Guardians of the Galaxy set and the CUUSOO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 as they hit the interwebs as Toy Fair kicked off. LEGO was kind enough to send official press releases and hi-res pics for those sets and more. Some highlights from LEGO:

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  • THE LEGO MOVIE is currently the #1 movie in America and additionally, we announced a new set coming out in March, MetalBeard’s Sea Cow. This massive, highly detailed set will be sure to turn heads as when built, contains 2,741 pieces and even includes Emmet’s iconic double-decker couch.
  • The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced new LEGO Star Wars sets based on the upcoming Star Wars Rebels television series, launching this fall on the Disney channel. Additionally, the announcement coincides with the 15th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars collection, the first licensed property ever to come to life in LEGO form.
  • This morning, the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set was unveiled for the first time. Be careful, your friends might start calling you after seeing that you have this set because of the realistic details included, like the paranormal detection equipment and proton packs!
  • The LEGO Group shared that they will have 3 sets based on the much anticipated movie, Guardians of the Galaxy coming out this summer. Right now we have only images and info for one of the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy products, so please stay tuned for updates in the coming months.

Read on for the official releases and pics!

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Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Reveals Full Captain America: The Winter Soldier Line-Up

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Their Toy Fair event is just a couple days away (and sadly, weather may prevent me from making it this year), but Hasbro is still sharing high res photographs and product info on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier product line. Winter Soldier is the first ofthree Marvel tentpole movie releases this year, opening April 4.

We’ve now got nice clear pics of wave 2 of the Captain America Marvel Infinite Series 6-Inch Legends line (I’ll call it Cap Legends to save some stress on my keyboard) and the rest of the line, including the 3.75-inchers and role play. While most of the kid-oriented toys are of limited interest to me, I’m glad Hasbro has figured out how to leverage the Marvel movies to get us more 6-inch Legends. So far, so good!

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NECA Lone Ranger and Tonto 7-Inch 2-Pack Cyber Monday Deal at Amazon.com – $28.99 Until 7PM PST

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-Inch Deluxe Scale Action Figure (Set of 2)

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.

WebSwipe: Marvel Select Winter Soldier Exclusive – Marvel.com

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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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Check Out These DesignerCon 2013 Custom Marvel Exclusives

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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…

Hot Toys Teases Angelina Jolie Maleficent Figure

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.

Hot Toys Malificent teaser

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.

Captain America: the Winter Soldier Trailer Looks Awesome – Bring on the Toys!

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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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NYCC 2013: Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-Man Reveals

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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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NYCC 2013: Hasbro Marvel Legends Captain America Reveals

Hasbro NYCC Marvel Legends Captain America Reveals

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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Diamond Select Toys Shares New Pics of the Marvel Select Iron Man and Iron Patriot Exclusives

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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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