Border Patrol (Part Two): Marvel Legends Blade, Hercules, and Star Lord

Part two of our make-up edition of Border Patrol features three Marvel Legends customs:

  • Marvel Legends Blade by AC Custom Figures – feels like a lot more love went into this custom than if Hasbro had actually released Blade as a variant to Punisher as originally planned – apparently Hasbro had produced a stake gun for Blade, but since the figure never came out, they released it as an accessory for a G.I. JOE figure – they tracked the gun down and have included it with this custom – ends Dec 18, 2013 19:00:23 PST
  • Marvel Legends Hercules by Loosecollector – this is a previously owned custom that takes the originally Hasbro release from the garbage dump and cleans it up in a big way – ends Dec 18, 2013 18:14:30 PST
  • Marvel Legends Star Lord by Draubner – I am not familiar with this rendition of Star Lord’s costume – is it a Marvel Now! redesign or something from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie? – I liked it better when Star Lord had a mask covering his face, but I’m sure the movie studios don’t like it much when you hide the big star’s mug – ends today, Dec 17, 2013 13:07:18 PST

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

Watch Rocket Raccoon Kick Ass on Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! NYCC 2013

Rocket Raccoon Plush by Just Play Zombie Magneto Bust by Gentle Giant Iron Man Statues by Beast Kingdom

Guardians of the Galaxy fans, you can pick up the Rocket Raccoon plush at NYCC this weekend for $34.99. He’s limited to a thousand pieces, comes with a limited Skottie Young lithograph and is one of a bunch of Marvel collectibles available at the Marvel booth. If you’re a Marvel Unlimited Plus subscriber, you’ll get 10% off your purchases at the show.

Now check him out in this video from Marvel’s What The–?! crew.

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SDCC 2013: Hasbro Marvel Universe Rebranded to the Marvel Movies

Hasbro Marvel Movie Legends (5 of 12) Hasbro Marvel Movie Legends (1 of 12)

After 6 years running with the Marvel Universe brand, in 2014 Hasbro will be refreshing both its Marvel Universe and Marvel Legends lines. During the Hasbro Marvel panel, Hasbro revealed that next year, Marvel Universe will be rebranded to the Avengers, while Legends will be aligned with the Marvel movies during the year.

The Hasbro Marvel team revealed two of three movies that would carry the Legends line forward: Captain America and Spider-Man. Presumably the third will be Guardians of the Galaxy, although Hasbro is still staying mum.

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SDCC 2013: Hasbro Marvel Panel Video

Hasbro Marvel Universe 2014 (from Panel)

Hasbro held its Marvel panel yesterday afternoon, featuring Adam Biehl, Dwight Stall, and Maalvika Mantripragada from the Hasbro Marvel team, and Jesse Falcon from Marvel licensing. They elaborate on the plans touched upon during our interview with Adam and Dwight for the Marvel Universe brand (that encompasses the Legends 6-inch and Universe 3.75-inch lines) – those plans include a brand refresh and new options for distribution.

Some new figure prototypes revealed during the panel will be in the Hasbro Marvel booth today, so stay tuned for some Instapics.

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