An astounding 10.9 million people tuned in to watch the Season 3 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, shattering previous records for most-watched cable TV programs. With a low $13.99 price point, the Army Men reveal a new direction for Gentle Giant that complements their higher-end products and brings new life to those little green army men that you’ve probably got stashed away somewhere.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series developed for television by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
It’s a trip down memory lane… but with zombies! No longer constrained to the traditional green vs. tan, now kids and kids-at-heart alike can have their armies take on The Walking Dead! Use your green troops strategically to defend the last outposts of humanity, or take control of a horde of Walkers and decimate everything in your path in your never-ending lust to devour the living! With 10 figures per bag, featuring an assortment of different dynamic sculpts in two nightmarish colors, The Walking Dead Zombie Army Men are ready to rip, tear and chew their way into your toy collection. Purchase as many sets as you like!
via The Walking Dead Zombie Army Men.
Entertainment Earth has just launched a new bust sale. Dozens of in-stock busts qualify for a buy one, get a second for 40% off deal. I considered titling this post “Busty Sale” just to see how that would affect AFP’s search engine results.
Bust Sale – Save Big on In-Stock Busts!
If you want to add a couple of awesome busts to your collection, today is the day! Buy any in-stock bust, and get a second one for 40% off. Choose from dozens of styles, including the swell Incredible Hulk Mini-Bust. We have busts of Superman, zombies, Sith Lords, and various Green Lanterns. Order yours today, because the best ones are sure to go fast!
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MTV Geek has got the goods on the latest Marvel Select announcement from Diamond Select Toys – none other than Rhino, a frequent opponent of Spider-Man, the Hulk, and more recently, Deadpool – all of whom have had their own figures released in the Select line. Looks like Gentle Giant has knocked this one out of the park, sculpt-wise. I’m hoping we’ll see thigh swivels on the final figure.
More info and pics at MTV Geek.
Marvel Select Unleashes the Rhino!
The Hulk. The Thing. The Abomination. The Juggernaut. Diamond Select Toys oversized Marvel Select action figures have been dazzling collectors for years, and now they’re ready to do it again… with the Rhino!
Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant, the leather-skinned Spider-Man foe stands over 8 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and is ready to tear through your Marvel Select collection like tissue paper. If you dont feel like having him stomp Spider-Man on your shelf, he will come ready to display in the now-famous Select collector packaging.
Pre-order him today at your local comic shop or your favorite online toy store, and look for him to hit stores in early 2013!
via MTV Geek – Exclusive First Look: DST is Charging Into Stores With the Marvel Select Rhino.
You might think that the price point on the Hot Toys Avengers movie figures is a little too rich for your blood. Or maybe you want something to satisfy that Avengers craving *today*. If so, DST has a couple of new releases on shelves now.
I’m thinking that the Marvel Select Hulk could capture Mark Ruffalo’s likeness a little better, but I don’t really mind. This Hulk has an ab tilt and swivel, two fists, bicep swivels, and DC Universe Classics hips. Innovation is allowing DST to cram more functional points of articulation into the limit prescribed by their license. Kudos to the designers!
And if you’re looking to army build a Chitauri invasion force, Minimates might be the way to go. Might also be the only way to get a movie Maria Hill figure.
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I can’t tell you how good it feels to be writing about Marvel Legends again at Toy Fair. Sure, the Marvel team got the clean-up spot in the schedule of yesterday’s presentations at Hasbro’s Media Fan Day, and Legends got the last spot in the Marvel presentation, but the showroom was a sea of the unwashed masses for most of the afternoon – it’s good to be back!
Dave Vonner got the nod for presenting both Legends and Universe (I’ll cover Marvel Universe separately), and while he didn’t get to reveal a whole lot for Legends, we got to see the progression for some of the Series 3 figures, as well as a reveal for 2012 – the Squadron Supreme’s Hyperion. Hyperion was shown as a rendering of a digital sculpt (I’ll guess Gentle Giant) and as such wasn’t available in the showroom. What we did see in there was both Series 1 (see Sandman’s review of Extremis Iron Man) and 2 packaged samples, as well as painted prototypes of Blade and U.S. Agent.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Toy Fair 2012 – Hasbro Marvel Legends Report
When I posted the Black Cat preview from Gentle Giant earlier, I mentioned the announcement from the Gentle Giant homepage – this image of Deadpool was one of the teasers. They’ve already built out the categories of Marvel products, and there’s one called “Statues w/Vehicles” – I imagine that this is going to go in that category, and it is an awesome start.
As you may know, I’ve been a fan of Deadpool and his scooter for some time now. (Please pardon the link to my “dead as that guy Deadpool shot” customs website.)
I had seen the announcement on Gentle Giant’s homepage, but MTV Geek got the official PR plus some nice pics of the upcoming Black Cat bust. Click through for more pics.
Guess who just got themselves a fancy new license to produce wicked-cool Marvel memorabilia? Gentle Giant Ltd., that’s who! You all know what that means – the makers of some of the best busts and statues around can now delve into the recesses of the Marvel Universe and pull out gems like their upcoming Deadpool statue and Black Cat bust!
Today, we here at MTV Geek! are going to present the official announcement straight from the folks over at Gentle Giant. As an added bonus, we’re then going to preview one of G.G.’s latest and greatest Marvel products! How’s that for information?!
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce a new partnership with Marvel Entertainment! In our ongoing efforts to bring new and uniquely special pop culture products to market, GGLTD has recently licensed several new categories of collectibles. Look forward to seeing Mini-busts, Bookends, Desk Accessories, beautiful Bronze items, Life-size pieces and character Statues featuring detailed vehicles and much, much more.
Coming soon are Deadpool on his Motorbike, interchangeable bookends allowing you to choose which hero battles which! And an ongoing line of mini-busts featuring all your favorite heroes like The Hulk, The Thing, Spider-man, Wolverine and many more, plus offerings from the Thor, Captain America and Avengers films!
Make mine MARVEL!
Hasbro held its collector event for the online media outlets – how we qualify for this I’ll never know, but I won’t fight it. It’s a great event that covers all the Hasbro collector-oriented lines, including Star Wars, GI Joes, and Transformers. But my first love is the comic book properties, so I’ll be sharing the pictures and recaps of the Marvel lines first.
First off, let’s start with Marvel Legends. I was a little surprised that they decided to show some items – at least in the slide show. None of what we were shown was available in the showroom, and that’s not surprising since this is 2012 product. And unlike last year, no pictures or video was allowed during the presentation. But, across the board, I can say what was in the slide show looked good.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Toy Fair 2011 – Hasbro Marvel Report – Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe
I was in Kmart a few days ago hunting some Mattel WWE Elite wrestling figures to use for customs and had the good fortune to find WWE Legends Series 4. Knowing these wouldn’t sit long, I picked up a couple Ultimate Warriors (one for Ron), the Demolition team – Ax & Smash (also for Ron) and Mr. Wonderful – Paul Orndorff. Once I got ‘em home, I figured I ought to share some pics with y’all before I mailed Ron his figures and commenced to kitbashing on mine.
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When Hasbro announced the winners of their Marvel Legends Fan’s Choice poll wayyyy back in August – and that’s 2009, not this year – there was a very polarized reaction. Cheering were the folks who never had the chance to pick up the original Marvel Legends Deadpool from wave 6 in the Toy Biz run. And jeering were the folks who may already have had Deadpool but were regardless upset that one of the few slots for Marvel Legends, which under Hasbro has been limited to a handful of 2-packs over the course of the past couple of years, was going to be used for a re-do.
I was lucky enough to find the highly coveted RedPool 2-pack recently and wanted to snap some pictures comparing the new figures with the original release.
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