Ever since he made his cameo appearance in the post-credit scene in the first Iron Man movie, I’d been wondering if we’d ever get to see what’s underneath Nick Fury’s eye patch. And after appearing in another four movies (Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers) and the Agents of SHIELD TV show, we finally did, at the climax of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How many eye-related puns did we have to endure in the process?
The eye reveal must have motivated Hot Toys to release a new Nick Fury. The first came a few years back as part of the Hot Toys Avengers line-up. I skipped it back then, and while I think the likeness to Samuel L. Jackson is improved, I’m not sure I’ll pull the trigger here either. The Avengers Fury came with a pistol, radio, rocket launcher, and the briefcase that housed the Tessaract. In comparison, the Winter Soldier Fury comes with a pistol, cell phone, arm sling, and an encrypted thumb drive to move the plot forward. Meanwhile, the price has crept up. I’ll have to keep an eye on this one. (Groan.)
Bill’s latest action figure comic is a special one in particular for me. He asked me who my favorite comic book character is – and as you may know, Deadpool is way up there. I went on to tell Bill what I thought would be a great idea for a comic. He came back with Deadpool – The Motion Picture, and generously gave me a “plot by” credit.
This comic book is better than 99% of the comics ever made. And just in case you don’t think so, a year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.
Amazon has had the Marvel Legends Hulkbuster wave listed for some time, but they were from more expensive third-party sellers. Our good friend Paul gave us the heads up that Amazon has jumped into the game, so you can now pre-order the wave (with War Machine, Blizzard, Vision, Valkyrie, Dr. Strange, Thundra, and the Marvel Now! Iron Man) directly from them for the standard retail price of $21.99 each. It’s not a long wait since Amazon says they’ll ship within the next 2 weeks.
No word on when Angela will make it into the line, but I’m guessing it will be 4th quarter 2016 at the earliest.
The votes are in and the fans have spoken! After a close poll, one hero stands above the rest as the new Hasbro Marvel Legends figure. That hero is Angela, the awesome Asgardian warrior! Angela took home 28% of the votes, just edging out Darkhawk, who walked away with 26%. Mysterio and Symbiote Spider-Man followed closely behind with 24% and 20% respectively. Thanks to all the fans for voting and be sure to look out for the new Angela Marvel Legends figure from Hasbro!
We dip into the fantasy genre with this edition of Border Patrol!
Conan the Barbarian by Insidious Customs: Some sculpted hair and weapons details plus a smooth paint job converts a Masters of the Universe Classics He-Man into Conan. With a week still left to go, the auction has already topped $300. Ends Wednesday, August 5, at 12:43PM PT.
Marvel Legends Rogue (Savage Lands) by Ole Jade Jaw: Nothing like a torn-up costume to turn skin-fearing Rogue into a Savage Land jungle babe. Rogue started off her comic book career as an ugly mutant, but Jim Lee turned that around right quick. Ends Sunday, August 2, at 8:39PM PT.