Remember ten years ago? You could buy a great six-inch, super-articulated action figure for under $8, at any Walmart, Toys R Us, or Target. Today, you’re looking at $15 to $20 – so it’s nice when a you can get a deal on figures that reminds you of the good old days. These four are Amazon Prime eligible, so free 2-day shipping could be yours. Holiday bonus!
Folks have been making the best of the current Hasbro Marvel Legends sale at Amazon.com – right now RoML Series 3 is available for under $9 each - and it looks like Mattel is going to get a turn with an upcoming Lightning sale on the Mattel Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters.
It’s set to kick off at 6PM PST tonight (12/6), and these flash sales usually go for a couple of hours. I think it will be limited to Batman, Bane, and Catwoman, because those are the only ones available from Amazon. (The more rare figures are also in stock, but are from other sellers just using the Amazon sales channel.) Should be some good prices, because they’re already priced pretty well:
But wait for 6PM PST for the Amazon Lightning Deal!
The first of Matty’s Flash Sales are on, and it’s none other than the classic MOTUC (is that redundant?) Evil-Lyn. When the sale page first went up, not everything on the Black Friday / Cyber Monday bundle page was discounted – now all items have sale prices, with the exception of the Temple of Darkness Sorceress. I placed an order this morning, and also got an additional shipping discount that was oddly a penny more than the shipping cost.
Oddly, I couldn’t get the total I calculated to match what Digital River quoted me – but their total was less than mine, so what me worry? Happy shopping!
“Better Than Black Friday” Sale
Sale Starts: 11/21/12 9:00 a.m. PT
Sale Ends: 11/27/12 9:00 a.m. PT
This is it… our “Better than Black Friday” sale! Here’s your chance to snag special offers, surprise items, and great deals, some at up to 30% off. The sale starts on the Wednesday morning before Black Friday and continues for six days, ending at 9:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning, November 27th. Be sure you check in often on Monday November 26th because flash sales and special pricing will come and go* and you never know what you might find!
*Please Note: Mattel reserves the right to change the sale price at any time and all sales are final.
via MattyCollector.com Online Store – Create Your Bundle.
This Hot Toys 2-pack with the Scarecrow and Demon Batman from Batman Begins was a 10th anniversary exclusive that was only available at a handful of conventions. Now Sideshow has two of them for a Halloween giveaway – love those guys!
It’s so easy to enter, but you’ve got to do it today! Good luck!
::Spooktacular Social Giveaway:: Hot Toys Demon Batman and Scarecrow figure Set
*There will be 2 winners that will win ONE set each of the Demon Batman and Scarecrow figures
Email facebook (at) sideshowcollectibles.com (type it out) w/ the following info by tomorrow Sunday Oct. 28, 2012 11:59 PM PST
Subject line: Demon Batman
Body of email:
Name, shipping address, daytime phone #
Permission to charge your CC on file for shipping of the prize
I am one of the ten people who don’t use an Apple iPad, so I won’t be partaking of this deal that Mattel has on kids.woot.com, for 25% off of its Apptivity figures. The way it works is that you download a free app for your iPad, like the Apptivity Batman app, and the figure has special contacts on the bottom so the iPad knows what figure you’re using and where it is on the screen. Sounds like it could be fun!
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Square Enix continues to impress me, show after show. They have some awesome stuff on display for Street Fighter, Halo, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, and Mass Effect. But I was really impressed by a Starship Troopers figure I hadn’t seen before, and the Batman stuff is mind-blowing. After Hot Toys I didn’t think I’d collect another scale for The Dark Knight, but their Bane, Catwoman, and Joker are looking really damn good.
» There’s more… click to continue reading NYCC 2012: Square Enix Play Arts Kai
Medicom has had modest success with its 1/6 scale Real Action Hero line but they are now looking to turn the 1/12 scale on its head with its new MAFEX line of action figures, as highlighted in this blog post at AmiAmi.com. Featuring super-articulation, great sculpts, and accessories, these figures promise to be the best in class in 6 inches (6.3 inches to be precise) – sorry Hasbro and Mattel! Of course these are going to be import figures only, for those of us in the US – so you shouldn’t be expecting mass market action figure prices either.
These are available to pre-order now on the AmiAmi.com site:
At 2,820 JPY, they are roughly $36 and change each, not including overseas shipping. They’re listed with an expected April 2013 release date.
Entertainment Earth has just launched a new bust sale. Dozens of in-stock busts qualify for a buy one, get a second for 40% off deal. I considered titling this post “Busty Sale” just to see how that would affect AFP’s search engine results.
Bust Sale – Save Big on In-Stock Busts!
If you want to add a couple of awesome busts to your collection, today is the day! Buy any in-stock bust, and get a second one for 40% off. Choose from dozens of styles, including the swell Incredible Hulk Mini-Bust. We have busts of Superman, zombies, Sith Lords, and various Green Lanterns. Order yours today, because the best ones are sure to go fast!
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I’ve had a really good week (or so) for toys. It started on our anniversary – as a gift, my wife got me the Wal-Mart exclusive Avengers Hulk that has been eluding me for some time. And she didn’t even blink when I told her that I was planning to Frankenstein him with some other Hulks to make the best Hulk ever (maybe some day). And it’s kept going since then:
- Hasbro Return of Marvel Legends – BigBadToyStore let me know that my pre-order of Wave 3 was in.
- 3A Toys Action Portable – My most-anticipated figure, the Fighting JC, was announced in 1/12 scale, and on order day I also scored an AP blue-suited Zomb for a great price on eBay and the secret Dark Sarge Zomb on bambalandstore.com, right as the JC sale was closing up.
- Hot Toys The Dark Knight – I missed out on the pre-order window for the SWAT version of Jim Gordon, but Sideshow just let me know that they found one for me (I had put myself on the wait list).
With all this good stuff happening to me (aside from now being completely broke ), I figured I should spread the good toy karma around with a Free Stuff giveaway. Here’s what’s up for grabs and how to get up to three chances to win.
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