As promised, the Hasbro Marvel team unveiled the Avengers wave that will join Marvel Legends in 2015. This wave finds a home for the Sentry variant originally planned for Hyperion back in 2013, and the fairly recent Thor that was part of the Jubilee wave before it went exclusive.
They are joined by a much welcomed update to Scarlet Witch (with this figure, I think Hasbro is out to make a point that they can do better than Toy Biz), Machine Man, and the Carol Danvers version of Captain Marvel. I’m glad to see both a masked and unmasked version of Carol for this figure – and it’s nice to see her getting a lot of love in the recent reveals. To round it out, there’s the build-a-figure Odin – by His beard, finally!
You can see the Marvel Legends Avengers 2015 wave in our Hasbro Marvel Legends album. I’ve also included a bunch more shots of the Marvel Legends that were already up during Preview Night.
I know what you were thinking – with Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy wrapped up, our wallets might get a break from Hot Toys Batman stuff. At least until Batman vs. Superman comes out, and because a lot of us hate the idea of Batfleck, maybe that break might go longer. Well, in a word… WRONG.
Hot Toys is making the most of the Dark Knight license adding multi-packs, including a Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth set, and a Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Bat Signal (oddly called the “Batman Spotlight”) set. And, to top it off, we’re also getting a Batman from the Arkham City game from Hot Toys – because we need that character in every single scale known to action figure collectors.
I forgot to get pics of the Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker version 2, available at Sideshow as a summer “Toy Fairs” exclusive. I’ll go back tomorrow.
It’s been a long road traveled for the Four Horsemen’s highly successful Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter project, and the finish line is in sight. I talked to Cornboy at Preview Night, and although it was tough going, working with three separate factories to get through the pantographing to tooling to painted prototypes, but the 4H are very happy that the quality of the factory samples is meeting their exacting standards.
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For those of you wondering what’s in store for Marvel Legends for the rest of this year, it’s going to be limited to retailer exclusives until new waves for the Avengers and Spider-Man hit shelves in first quarter next year. On preview night, we got a glimpse at the previously announced X-Men Legends wave that is exclusive to Previews.
The only thing new I spotted in the case is a three-pack that will be exclusive to Target this fall, containing Captain America (a rehash of the Ultimate Cap with harness instead of vest), Ms. Marvel (in her Warbird costume on the Moonstone body), and Radioactive Man. The good news here is that some of those figures from the Jubilee wave that never made it to mass market retail are starting to make it to shelves.
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We’ve been relaxing before the madness of San Diego Comic-Con (we’re on our way down south shortly), but I couldn’t leave without posting some awesome updates from Hot Toys with my most anticipated movie for this summer – Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie premiere was this past Monday, and while I intentionally haven’t read a lot about it, I’ve heard the press screenings have been very well received. Hype building… too much!
On the other hand, I’ve not gotten enough of the press pics of the upcoming Hot Toys figures for Guardians. A few days back, Hot Toys posted pics for three pre-orders – Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and a special 2-pack set with Rocket and Groot – all available at Sideshow Toys. I’ll do my best to resist the 2-pack, which comes with an alternate angry head sculpt for Groot. “Hroom, hm, come, my friends. The Ents are going to war.” I meant, “I am Groot!”
And to top it off, they also teased Star-Lord, who should be present at the Sideshow booth at SDCC 2014. I hope Gamora and Drax show up too. Read on for more of Rocket, Groot, and Star-Lord, and come back tonight for Preview Night coverage!
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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.
Last night, Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter project surpassed $315K funding, achieving two big milestones. First, the project unlocked all the original stretch goals for the project, including a fully-articulated skeleton figure and a unique Spartan, Stonefist the Gorgon Hunter. And second, the project became the most-funded action figure project in Kickstarter history – no small feat, considering the biggest one to date had been last year’s Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis Ravens campaign.
To keep up the momentum, Boss Fight added four more stretch goals, and then another three when those started to be unlocked. If all stretch targets are met, there will be three more skeleton color variants, three variant accessory packs, and a unique Amazon. Of course, that’s another $50K to cover to hit the $400K mark – but with that $500 All-In reward getting better and better, would you be surprised if they made it?
Funding for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. closes at 7:52PM PDT tonight.
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Lots of excitement for action figure fans in this Kickstarter update. Two funding campaigns are closing this week – Warpo’s Legends of Cthulhu ends on Wednesday, July 9, and Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. ends Friday, July 11. Both are already funded and will proceed. Now it’s just a question of how many stretch goals each will unlock before the closing bell.
Meanwhile, the Four Horsemen provided four massive updates on their Gothitropolis Ravens project, which was funded back in August last year – 55 pics of paint samples from the factory.
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