Border Patrol: Marvel Ends of the Earth Spider-Man and Colleen Wing, and Star Wars Black Series Deadpool Fett

Border Patrol - Marvel Legends Ends of the Earth Spider-Man, Marvel Universe Colleen Wing, and Star Wars Black Series Deadpool Fett

For this edition of Border Patrol, here are three Marvel-themed customs from across Hasbro’s toy lines:

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

Toy Fair 2015: It’s Not All About Legends for Hasbro’s Marvel Team

Toy Fair 2015 Hasbro Marvel Universe (1 of 8)

As much as I’m digging on Marvel Legends for 2015, I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight the other expressions from Hasbro’s Marvel team before shutting down for the night. In figures, the ones nearest to my heart are the Marvel Universe and Marvel Titan Series figures.

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Marvel Infinite Series Action Figures 25% Off (Today Only)

Today’s Entertainment Earth Daily Deal is for a handful of Marvel Infinite Series action figures. Since the rebranding from Marvel Universe, these 4-inch action figures have been creeping up in price (along with most other action figures). Today they’re 25% off, clocking in at $9 each. There’s five figures included in the sale, including Rocket (with baby Groot), Star-Lord, and Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The sale is for today (January 13) only, so get your orders in while you can. Some folks who subscribe to our email updates have pointed out that these emails have been coming out a day late, causing you to miss out on these one day only sales. So I’ve moved the delivery time to the afternoon. In addition, please know you can follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter for instant updates. Happy shopping!

Weekend Toy Run: Entertainment Earth 4-Inch Action Figure Stands (25 for $6)

With Black Friday approaching, I’ve been getting ready for deals on action figures. So I was psyched to see that Entertainment Earth is running a pre-Black Friday sale. While I was less than enthused by the offerings in the action figure category – less than a dozen in total from Bandai (1), Bif Bang Pow! (7), DC Collectibles (2), and Jazwares (1) – something in the sale did catch my attention. They have stands for 4-inch action figures on sale – 25 stands for $6.

From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!

EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.

Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!

First-Timer Shares His Experience Customizing a Marvel Universe Wolverine

Long-time reader Matt Cauthen has shared his experience with us as a first-time customizer, and we were really impressed with the results!

Reminder: the entry deadline for CustomCon 38 is coming up on December 5.

I’ve been a fan of ActionFigurePics.com for a few years. I’ve mostly kept up with news and pics of Marvel Universe 3.75 figures as they were issued. What inspired me to do my own custom was a post on editing the Magneto figure that came in a 2 pack. I have that figure as well and plan on making my version soon. As you already know, too many of the Marvel Universe figs have first issues that have stunted or deformed bodies. Wolverine was my choice for my first custom because I still believe they have yet to make a completely satisfying figure of him. They are either too small or hunch-backed with a stunted torso.

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