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!

Weekend Toy Run: Hasbro Retailer Exclusives Still Available; Some on Clearance

Retailer exclusives can be frustrating for today’s collector. I know I’m spending less time hitting brick and mortar stores for traditional toy runs, so when a toy company announces them, I start worrying about whether I’ll actually be able to acquire them for my collection.

With these Hasbro exclusives for Marvel Legends and Star Wars, I guess I needn’t have worried.

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Hasbro Strikes Back with Marvel Star Wars #1 Variant Cover

Our friends at Hasbro sent over this update which is guaranteed to make any army builder seethe with the Dark Side. Envy leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. You know the rest.

I felt lucky to get four Stormtroopers – this shot has fifty! I sense much envy in you.

Hello, Star Wars fans!

This morning, Diamond Comics feed debuted the latest (and we think greatest) variant cover to Marvel’s eagerly anticipated new comic, STAR WARS #1: the HASBRO PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT

The variant cover was photographed using Hasbro’s STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-inch figures, including Darth Vader and Boba Fett, the upcoming Emperor Palpatine, Bossk and IG-88 figures, and 50 Stormtroopers!

STAR WARS #1 will be available from Marvel in January 2015, featuring the all-star creative team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday with a story that picks up shortly after the events of STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE! For more information on how to order copies, including the HASBRO PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT cover, contact your local comic shop.

For more information on the HASBRO PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT, you can visit http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/977?articleID=157374.

May the Fourth Be With You at Sideshow Collectibles

This Sunday is May the 4th, a date fans have designated Star Wars Day – that despite being a fan myself somehow had no idea about until last year. This year, Sideshow Collectibles is back with a May the Fourth celebration that a smattering of reveals, giveaways, and a $25 coupon code. If you are a Boba Fett fan, their first reveal is a life-sized Boba Fett – more reveals follow throughout the weekend. Following the life-sized theme, their Star Wars giveaway is for the upcoming Darth Vader life-sized bust.

If you don’t have the GNP of a small country at your disposal, Sideshow is also giving away a $25 gift code – it’s eligible for a lot of products and is good for the month of May. And though not directly tied to their Star Wars Day celebration, they’ve also got giveaways in progress for their upcoming 1/6 scale R2-D2 and Daredevil Premium Format Figure. May the Fourth be with you!

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Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Slave I Cyber Monday Deal at Amazon.com – $41.99 Until 1PM PST

Amazon Cyber Monday Deals Week continues with another toy deal today – Hasbro’s Vintage Collection Star Wars Slave I, Boba Fett’s ship that was rereleased as an Amazon exclusive. Regularly $69.99, this deal has it for $41.99 until 1PM PST, or while supplies last.

Are you a MOC collector? Amazon has been knocked for not properly packing the Slave I, but supposedly this has been corrected with an extra shipping box. No disintegrations? As you wish.

Slave I – Boba Fett’s Spaceship

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Re-enact some of the coolest adventures in the epic film The Empire Strikes Back with this incredible Slave I Boba Fett’s Spaceship vehicle! Put a figure (sold separately) in the swiveling cockpit and load the vehicle’s missiles and bombs. Then pivot its wings for takeoff and send the ship into battle! When enemies attack, rotate the cannon to fire at them, then release the bombs on them! Put the included Han Solo in Carbonite figure in the detention cell or the cargo bay for a mission to collect a bounty. The action is going to be epic with your Slave I Boba Fett’s Spaceship vehicle!

via Amazon.com: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Slave I Boba Fett’s Spaceship Vehicle [Amazon Exclusive]: Toys & Games.