Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Daredevil, Deadpool, and Hercules

Border Patrol - Marvel Legends Daredevil (Netflix), Deadpool (movie), and Hercules

For this edition of Border Patrol, we’ve got three Marvel Legends customs. One’s from the small screen, another’s from the big screen, and the third is from our favorite source, the good old comic book.

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

I Am Your Fodder: Marvel Legends Edition

Marvel Legends Constrictor, Madame Masque, and Bucky Captain America on sale

I Am Your Fodder - Marvel Legends Constrictor, Madame Masque, and Bucky Captain America

I think most people would admit that Hasbro has hit its groove with Marvel Legends in terms of character selection and execution, but that still doesn’t mean they’re getting to all your favorites from the Marvel universe. Luckily, Amazon has a variety of Marvel Legends on sale that cover the basic body types for your customizing pleasure.

  • Marvel Universe Constrictor Figure 6 Inches – $7.90 – Hasbro said they would be retiring this body after its use on Iron Fist. I think the base figure has been unfairly maligned lately. While I think the newer hip style is better, and the thighs have seen better days, remember that this body was derived from the old Toy Biz Bullseye.
  • Marvel Universe Marvels Madames Action Figure Madame Masque, 6 Inches – $9.99 – This body saw a lot of use starting with the SHIELD Agent 2-packs. It’s not as curvy as the newer body used recently on Ms. Marvel, but there’s still a lot of characters that could benefit from the slimmer build.
  • Marvel Universe Captain America Figure 6 Inches – $11.80 – This is a go-to body for Hasbro now, and deservedly so. Bucky Cap is a great option for fodder if you don’t mind dealing with boot and glove cuffs. Machine Man at $17 is a completely blank base body, if you don’t mind spending a little more.

I Am Your Fodder highlights action figures that are cheap and would make interesting customizing fodder.

Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Rogue, WWE Seth Rollins, and Transformers Optimus Prime

Border Patrol - Marvel Legends Rogue, WWE Seth Rollins, Transformers Optimus Prime

In this edition of Border Patrol, we’ve got some tried and true favorites plus a new champ:

  • Marvel Legends Rogue by Loose Collector – the DC Direct Hush Poison Ivy has been a go-to head for the likes of Rogue and Jean Grey for years, but the Loose Collector crew is one of the few capable of executing the recipe so cleanly – ends Wednesday, April 8 at 7:03PM PST
  • WWE Wrestlemania 31 Seth Rollins by highlytales88 – just how much is a WWE Heavyweight championship worth? – after snatching the title from Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31, this Seth Rollins custom skyrocketed in price, getting bid up by fans looking to secure memorabilia from his championship run – ends Thursday, April 9 at 4:57PM PST
  • Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime by billmeistercustoms – it’s been a while since I’ve seen a Masterpiece Optimus Prime, but with as many as there have been, and as many as there will be, it makes you wonder just how much more Takara and Hasbro could charge for a metallic paint job – ends Wednesday, April 8 at 11:16AM PST

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

Kickstarter Monday: Build Up Your Weapons Arsenal with Marauder’s 1/12 Scale Gear Project

New Kickstarter project marks the move to 6-inch scale

Marauder One Twelfth Scale Gear Kickstarter

Marauder is best known for their work in the 1/18 or 4-inch scale. They’ve been in business for about a decade and have produced a lot of weapons and accessories for military figures, like G.I. Joes. Last year, they raised almost $250K on Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force, a 4-inch scale action figure line featuring a modular system that allows for a lot of easy customization. (Boss Fight Studio, the group behind Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S., designed and sculpted the figures.)

For their latest project, their fourth on Kickstarter, Marauder is returning to weapons and accessories, this time for 6-inch scale figures. One pledge level is for six weapons (4 unique rifles, a pistol, and an RPG) that would be an instant arsenal upgrade for a Marvel Legends Punisher, for example. Another pledge is an army builder pack (4 each of AK-47s, M4s, and commando rifles), great for if you want to give your AIM or Hydra agents some conventional weapons.

Marauder is known for their attention to detail and accuracy, and the weapons will be modular and customizable, via options that will be made available as stretch goals. They are looking to raise a modest $14K, and already have 28 stretch goals planned. To support this project, visit the Marauder GR 1:12 Scale Gear for 6 inch Action Figures project page on Kickstarter. The funding period closes on May 4. Thanks to @almostahermit for the heads up on this.

Marvel Legends Thanos – Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thanos

Marvel Legends Thanos wave group shot (1 of 8)

As you may have seen, while I was traveling, I was lucky enough to pick up the Marvel Legends Batroc and Spider-Woman (see their fly-by video) on the pegs at a Hong Kong Toys R Us. I had a pre-order for the Marvel Legends Thanos wave at Amazon (they’re all in stock at regular or sale prices, except for Spider-Woman), and now the rest of the wave, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America are here.

That means I can complete my Thanos Build-a-Figure, who was missing his right arm and both legs. I opted not to pick up Hellcat because I didn’t want to be tempted by the leftover BAF piece – like Spider-Woman, she comes with Thanos’ head and left arm. The completionist tendencies (which I am trying to break) will probably win out in the long run.

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