Funko Pop fans – if you’re looking for the Age of Ultron Hulkbuster, there’s only one way to get it. That’s by being a member of Funko’s Marvel Collector Corps. The Collector Corps will offer a new goodie box every two months to members. For $25, you’ll get a box with $50 worth of Marvel merchandise. The first is due to go out this month, and will include the Funko Pop Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Iron Man, a variant Marvel comic book, and a t-shirt (one of four designs). The next box hasn’t been revealed, but it will have an Ant-Man theme.
But that’s not all – Marvel is sponsoring weekly giveaways leading up to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron (pre-order your Avengers: AOU tickets on Fandango). Each week, a lucky winner will get a whole year of the Marvel Collector Corps as their prize. That will include the Age of Ultron box with the Hulkbuster Iron Man, five more Marvel boxes with $50 worth of goodies in them, and an exclusive Founder’s statue. (You can get that too even if you don’t win the giveaway, by subscribing in April and going for the full year.)
It’s easy to enter the giveaway – just post a fan photo on Twitter or Instagram with the #AvengersUltimateFanSweeps hashtag. You can even use one of the pics of the Hulkbuster included here.
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Imagine this – it’s the Avengers versus the X-Men and Fantastic Four. At first, Spider-Man is with Wolverine and Reed Richards, but at a pivotal moment, he switches sides and joins Captain America and Iron Man. Is this the plot for next big comic book crossover event? No, it’s another case of life imitating art – it’s what’s really happening today with the movie licensing business at Marvel.
Marvel has been trying to regain control of the characters it licensed out years ago to other movie studios, before they had their own movie business. Earlier this year, Marvel Studios and Sony penned a peace treaty that gives Marvel some say over what Sony will do with Spider-Man. But with Fox, who continues to own the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four, the not-too-subtle war has no end in sight. And we’re suffering for it.
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You may have noticed in some of our Toy Fair 2015 coverage a new feature we’re trying out – the AFP fly-by video. I’ve said before that I’m not that big of a fan of video reviews, so the Fly-By doesn’t follow the standard video review approach. No over-the-top voiceovers, no intro theme music, and no frills – just the action figures.
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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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Diamond Select Toys is first out of the gate announcing figures for the upcoming Ant-Man movie from Marvel Studies, with the Marvel Select Ant-Man (or should that be Ant-Men?)
Exclusive: Get Your First Look At Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Action Figures
Small hero, big toys.
Marvel’s newest cinematic superhero “Ant-Man” may be small, but his upcoming movie is getting a HUGE push from the studio. Which means toys, and lots of them. And today MTV News is pleased to bring you the first look at Diamond Select Toys‘ awesome action figure for the film — well, actually, action figures, plural.
MTV broke the news. You can get more details here: Exclusive: Get Your First Look At Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Action Figures – MTV.
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