Considering how prices dropped on the Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Radioactive Man exclusive at Target, I thought about waiting to order. But I think this might sell a bit more briskly, given the stronger ties to the Agents of Shield TV show and the Avengers movies. Plus, the only repeat here is Nick Fury, who was last available a few years back in the Wal-Mart line. Coulson and Hill have not had figures before and are completely new.
Thanks to Paul again for the heads-up, and happy shopping!
Sideshow Collectibles is hosting a particularly tempting giveaway for the Hot Toys “Bank Robber” Joker from opening sequence of The Dark Knight. This is Hot Toys’ second iteration of this version of the Heath Ledger Joker – it features improved paint apps on the Joker head sculpt, a new alternate head featuring the clown mask, and better fitting clothes, among other improvements. It was a “Toy Fair” exclusive last year, meaning it was available at various conventions internationally and exclusively through Sideshow here in the States.
There’s eight figures in all (Doc Venture, the Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, and the bloody con exclusive version of Brock are also available), so you can have some fun deciding who you got cheap. Go Team Venture!
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With under a week left and the original funding target and stretch goals surpassed, the Four Horsemen’s Mythic Legions Kickstarter project has picked up momentum – and is now moving faster than they can supply updates. After revealing Azhar and Zazhar, the demonic pair of figures that had been unlocked sight unseen, the Four Horsemen posted a new stretch goal for the Kickstarter-exclusive Sir Valgard and a weapons accessory pack… which was promptly unlocked.
But there’s more to come. The Four Horsemen have revealed artwork for a Mythic Legions comic book, and teased another stretch goal that will include a second weapons pack and perhaps more characters. I’m hoping we’ll see an orc army-builder. Stay tuned!
In addition to the palette change to black and gray, the Gotham Knight version of Bats has some other changes from the original. It comes with three portraits with interchangeable facial expressions – the newest having extra long bat ears, reminiscent of Kelley Jones’s rendition of the Dark Knight. Mix and match ears to grimaces to your heart’s content. The bat symbol on his chest is also different from the original, and the buckle on his utility belt matches the pouches (on the earlier Batman the buckle was a darker metallic.
I think I’m set with the blue and gray, but if you haven’t yet jumped on this line, you couldn’t go wrong with either. The Gotham Knight Batman will go up for pre-order tomorrow, for $199.99. Sideshow is also giving away a Gotham Knight Batman – so check out the preview to enter.