Get Your Personalized S.H.I.E.L.D. ID Card for Free!

Do you remember the eFX SHIELD Badge and ID Card from NYCC? One of the perks of getting the NYCC exclusive was a personalized SHIELD ID card – all you had to do was send in your picture and your name / vital stats and BAM, SHIELD agent with a card to prove it. Of course, you had to buy the SHIELD badge too, and that was $50. Now Cafepress has gone even further – they are offering a customized SHIELD ID card for free as a promotion for Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Or, nearly free, as it were. You’ve still got to pay the shipping, which is a a buck and change or more depending on where you are. It’s pretty simple – you just upload your photo and enter your info.

This version of the SHIELD ID has a red border, while the ID cards featured on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show are gold. But that doesn’t matter to you, right? I mean, free is free! Today’s a great day to pick one up – Cafepress is also running promotions this weekend on all their customized gear. Now if only someone would produce customized HYDRA ID cards, I’d be set.

Hot Toys Announces Spidey from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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We’re a couple of weeks away from the opening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Hot Toys has revealed the first of its figures from the sequel to the reboot. This may be the first Spidey figure I’ve gotten from them – I’m still debating whether I like the Tobey Maguire version or the Andrew Garfield version better, but as far as the suits are concerned, this latest iteration is my favorite. Aside from the texture (which I can accept as a real-world interpretation), the darker blue color, and the long legs on the Spidey symbol, it’s the closest to the comics as it’s ever been.

Now, not having kept up with all the movie news, I’m not sure where the extra accessories fit in, but a bullhorn, parka, backpack, and knit hat don’t seem that exciting to me. I’m surprised they’re not including an unmasked head – but that might just mean another version (battle-damaged?) is in the works. If accessories are your thing, there’s an exclusive Plutonium canister – I am guessing that Sideshow will have this, even though my search for Spider-Man at Sideshow doesn’t have this figure listed yet. It soon should be.

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Captain America: Trading Places – BillsComics.com

Have you seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet? In honor of the movie (but with an separate plot line, if you haven’t seen it yet), Bill has put together a new comic featuring Cap, Nick Fury, Black Widow, and the Falcon. It’s a fun tale that dips its toes into the Marvel multiverse – enjoy Trading Places, and be sure to check out more from Bill’s Comics!

Captain America: Trading Places

Captain America: Trading Places

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Weekend Toy Run: Pre-Order Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy on Amazon

Captain America may have opened in theaters this weekend with Spidey not far behind, but the toys have been out for months now – so we’re onto the next big Marvel movie. The Marvel Legends line for Guardians of the Galaxy is up for pre-order now at Amazon.com. They’re listed at $21.99 each, showing a steady creep up from when Hasbro first brought back Legends. Don’t forget, though, that you’re getting a full-sized Groot Build-a-Figure!

Amazon has the release date as June 1st, a couple months before the August 4 movie release date. Go get em!

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Watch Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! Deadpool vs the Punisher

Deadpool vs the Punisher

It’s been a while since Marvel has produced a new episode of our favorite Marvel Legends-laden videos. I checked in recently, wondering if the team would put up a video for Captain America: The Winter Soldier – instead, a few weeks back, for no special occasion, they dropped this video pitting the Punisher against the Merc with the Mouth. Why is the Punisher pissed at Deadpool, you ask? Watch the video!

See more videos at the Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! home page.

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Hot Toys Falcon from The Winter Soldier Confirmed at Hot Toys Captain America Exhibition

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If Hot Toys’ reveals today from their Winter Soldier line-up weren’t enough to get you pumped for action figures from the movie, they’re also opening a Captain America exhibit today at Hysan Place in Hong Kong. The exhibit will feature the first live reveals of the Winter Soldier and the three Cap figures, as well as dioramas showing scenes from The First Avenger, The Avengers, and The Winter Soldier – recreated with Hot Toys figures.

The big reveal, though, was the acknowledgement that Hot Toys is indeed making a figure of Falcon, even if he wasn’t yet on display. I think he’ll be in high demand – he was pretty well realized in the movie, and I had been pretty skeptical that Marvel could translate this character from the comics to the big screen.

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Hot Toys Reveals Captain America and Steve Rogers Figures from The Winter Soldier

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in theaters tomorrow, Hot Toys has been on a tear to reveal their figure offerings from the Marvel tentpole. We’ve previously seen Cap in his “Golden Age” costume, an updated Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier himself. Today, they’ve revealed two figures – Cap in his Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. Suit (based on the “Super Soldier” costume from the comics) and Steve Rogers in his civvies. This version of Cap is available solo or in a two-figure set with the plain clothes Rogers – which sadly for our wallets, is the only way to get an unhelmeted head on the new suit, at least for now.

Once you see the opening of the movie, you’ll be clamoring for the Super Soldier suit. I won’t say more, other than it’s a totally kick-ass sequence. No pre-orders up yet, but these will be up at Sideshow Collectibles soon, joining Golden Age Cap, Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier. At this point, I’m wondering if this is it, or if Hot Toys still has a Falcon up their sleeves. Hope so!

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Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Jubilee, Rogue, and Hulkbuster Iron Man

More Marvel Legends in this week’s Border Patrol – two customs of figures that were put on hold when Hasbro’s plans for running change variants were shelved, and one that could be made leveraging an existing Build-a-Figure.

  • Marvel Legends Jubilee by Horton’s Heroes - Jubilee was supposed to be the Build-a-Figure for the first wave of Marvel Legends this year, but retailers opted for the movie-supported Captain America and Spider-Man lines – this is her classic costume, but the planned figure was in her more modern look, with the black suit underneath her trademark yellow trench coat – ends Apr 07, 2014 20:28:42 PDT
  • Marvel Legends Rogue by Babcsan - Rogue was to be the running change variant for Emma Frost in the Wolverine Legends line, but when that went exclusive to Diamond, Rogue and the Phoenix Five Cyclops were shelved – I think I see a little too much of Trish Stratus left in that head sculpt – ends Apr 05, 2014 12:06:35 PDT
  • Marvel Legends Hulkbuster Iron Man by Happy Day Customs - I haven’t found the second wave of Cap Legends to finish my Mandroid and Happy Day is customizing the BAF – argh! – if Hasbro didn’t already have this idea, it’s a decent one for a future BAF leveraging the Iron Monger / Mandroid body – ends this morning, Apr 01, 2014 09:11:36 PDT

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

Customizers, the submission deadline for CustomCon 37 is coming up on April 7.

Hot Toys Announces the Winter Soldier from Captain America

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I’m worried that because the Winter Soldier was such a fantastic story line in Ed Brubaker’s Captain America comics that my expectations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier are unduly high. With a week to go before the movie opens, Hot Toys has revealed their figure of the former Bucky (can anyone consider that a spoiler?)

No disappointment with the figure – aside from that I haven’t seen a pre-order for him yet. But the “Golden Age” Captain America that Hot Toys revealed earlier is now up for pre-order at Sideshow Toys for $209.99. I’m sure the Winter Soldier will be up there soon.

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Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Falcon, Electro, and Sunspot

This week’s Border Patrol features two Marvel characters from upcoming movies plus one that would be cool to see in an X-Men movie.

  • Marvel Legends Falcon (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) by Stevid customs – while a bit simplified from the ultra-detailed costume revealed for the Winter Soldier movie, this Falcon nevertheless captures the feel of the movie costume – ends Mar 26, 2014 18:30:13 PDT
  • Marvel Legends Electro by Spidey Customs – made from the movie Electro, this custom attempts to take it back to the comic look with some creative license applied – ends Apr 01, 2014 02:33:48 PDT
  • Marvel Legends Sunspot by Shinobitron – while I was never much of a fan of the New Mutants in the comics, I think a character like Sunspot would have been a better fit for the younger X-Men in the First Class movies, rather than creating a continuity problem by adding Cyclops’ younger brother Havok to a movie set 30+ years earlier – this custom looks sharp but could use some of those sunspots – ends Mar 30, 2014 18:24:05 PDT

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

Customizers, the submission deadline for CustomCon 37 is coming up on April 7.

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