CustomCon 38 – the Complete Index

CustomCon 38

Without further ado, here’s the index for the entries for CustomCon 38:

Light turn-out this time around. We’ll do a better job publicizing the event for next time. Thanks to Rabid_Ewok, Fizzle, and Death Weed for submitting entries, and to all who stopped by!

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CC38: Marvel Legends Infinite Face Off Twin Packs by Rabid_Ewok

Marvel Legends Infinite Face Off Twin Packs

Coming this winter to CustomCon 38 is the Marvel Legends Infinite Face Off Series. This series of twin packs will feature some of your favorite heroes facing off against their deadliest adversaries. First off we have Steve Rogers, as Nomad, facing off against one of his most fearsome foes, the Gamecock! Next, we have Brother Voodoo in an epic battle against the diabolical Black Talon! Can our heroes defeat this pair of fiendish fowl?

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Weekend Toy Run: Marvel Monday Brings Us 25% Off the Marvel Store and Marvel Legends Allfather on eBay

I’m not sure “Marvel Monday” is really a thing, but it certainly feels that way with these two updates. First, the official Marvel Store is running an up-to-25% off deal, today only, with the “MARVELMONDAY” code. You have to add $100 to your cart to qualify for the full 25%, or $50 for 15% – you’ll qualify for free shipping too. Marvel Select is already on sale for $20 each, but where it can really pay off is in the collectibles section, where that 25% off makes a big dent in Hot Toys items.

And, thanks to our pal Rodney, who gave us the heads-up that pre-orders for the Marvel Legends Allfather series have started popping up on eBay. This listing for the Allfather has all seven figures (Captain Marvel, Sentry, Hawkeye, Machine Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and Iron Fist) up for $159. That’s not that bad of a deal when you consider free shipping – 9 sets left as of this morning. Happy shopping!

Weekend Toy Run: Selected Marvel Legends on Sale at Amazon.com

The holidays are a great time to pick up figures on sale as retailers look to clear slower movers at the end of the year. So while you won’t see any of the harder to find figures on this list, you may be able to fill some gaps in your collection or get some fodder for customizing projects. Here are some of the lowest-priced Marvel Legends at Amazon. I’ve picked out the ones that qualify for Prime shipping – even if you’re not a Prime member, getting over $25 in your cart will qualify you for free 2-day shipping.

There’s a lot more Marvel Legends at Amazon on sale – I just picked ones I saw under $12. Happy shopping!

Weekend Toy Run: Target’s Marvel Legends 3-Pack is NOT Sold Out (Yet)

We wrote last week about the Target exclusive Marvel Legends 3-Pack with Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Radioactive Man going up on the Target.com site. Well, that moved pretty quickly but still shows as in stock. I’ve been on the road and not been able to follow up, but long-time reader Rodney emailed to let us know of another way to get the figures, and for an even better deal!

Target has listed the exclusive Marvel Legends 3-pack on its eBay store. Target has it listed as a Buy-It-Now at $50 (no price gouging!) and tops it off with free shipping. Now, I bought my set on their regular website last week, so I’m not sure this isn’t some weird situation where they are selling stuff that they no longer have – but if you’re still on the hunt, it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.

Let me know if this pans out for you. Big thanks to Rodney for sharing this!

Weekend Toy Run: Marvel Legends Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Radioactive Man 3-Pack

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Our good friend Paul gave us the heads up that the Target exclusive Captain America Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figure 3-Pack is in stock at Target.com. The 3-pack includes Cap (natch), Ms. Marvel on the heavy hitter female body, and Radioactive Man on the heavy hitter male body.

Cap is a reissue, but comes with both a masked and unmasked head. I also think the previous figure came with a vest, while this one has a harness.

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Soapbox Sunday: Latest Mattycollector Sale Shows Shortcomings; How to Turn it Around

Mattycollector Shortcomings

Remember the good (or bad, depending how you fared) old days when there were toys that you actually wanted to buy on Mattycollector on their monthly sales dates? Those toys would sell out in hours, sometimes minutes. And while that truly meant missed opportunities through lost sales, the quick sell-outs became the barometer for successful products.

Fast forward to today. We’re a couple of days past the Mattycollector sale for October, and looking at the sale page, there’s not a single item on the page that’s sold out. There’s not even a single item that’s marked with the “Almost Gone” tag that Mattel would add to give you a sense of urgency to grab up those soon to be sold out toys. And for a company whose marketing team is so fond of saying “We’ll keep making them as long as you keep buying them,” I’ve got to wonder how much longer Mattel will keep making them, because we certainly not buying them – at least not like we used to.

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HAIL HYDRA! Marvel Legends Hydra Agent in Stock at ToysRUs.com

I was just checking to see if the Marvel Legends Black Cat was still in stock at ToysRUs.com (yes, she is), when I noticed another gem which is once again available – the Marvel Legends Hydra Agent from the Captain America Infinite Series. Now, I’m seriously out of display space, but I can’t help but pick up these guys whenever I find a deal – and you’ll have a hard time beating the regular price of $21.99. Sure, that “regular” price is a far cry from the good old days of army building Marvel Legends at Wal-Mart for $6.99 a pop, but you can insert yourself in the Cap movies and pretend it’s a Hydra plot to take over the world.

TRU has a limit of two on these bad boys, and while I can’t get them to qualify for ShopRunner free shipping, if you get two and add one more item, you can qualify for the standard TRU free shipping deal. Here’s a suggestion: the Funko Dancing Groot – it comes out at the end of the year, but TRU will still count it towards the $49 threshold. HAIL HYDRA!

Weekend Toy Run: Marvel Legends Black Cat In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Our good pal, Paul, wrote in with the heads up that Black Cat from the Marvel Legends Infinite Series for the Amazing Spider-Man is in stock at Toys R Us and available for home shipping. Grab her while you can, since she is normally out of stock at TRU and being marked up heavily on Amazon by third party sellers.

Paul also gave us a tip that your local TRU can take your order and have it shipped to you for free (if they are savvy enough). To add to that, if you have ShopRunner (I got it for free because I have an American Express card), Black Cat qualifies for free 2-day shipping for me on the website. Big thanks to Paul, and happy shopping!

I AM GROOT! (Translation: Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon and Nova Back in Stock at Amazon)

While we just happen to be on the subject of dancing trees, it’s come to our attention that the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon and Nova figures are back in stock at Amazon for their regular price of $21.99 each. If you recall, it was Nova that proved to be the top seller of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, despite not even being a part of the movie. And since all the members of this Marvel Legends wave are needed to complete the Build-A-Figure Groot… well, let’s just say that we weren’t sure he was gonna grow back this time.

This leaves me in a bit of a quandary. As you know, I’m a huge fan of both Marvel Legends and GotG. When the ML Nova and Rocket were Knowhere to be found, I hopped on the Hot Toys bandwagon. Now that the Legends are back and their pals are on sale… what to do? (Answer: buy them, of course!)

For those of you counting, buying these figures individually now comes out much cheaper than buying the set of six for the regular price of $159.99. Come and get your love!

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