Get a Personalized SHIELD Guidebook for Your Little (or Big) Agent of SHIELD

Put Me In The Story - Avengers Black Ops Field Guide

I’ve been suffering from some lingering guilt ever since getting a personalized SHIELD badge and ID card at NYCC a few years ago, when the Agents of SHIELD TV sereies was just getting started. You see, I got one for myself, and not for my wife. So when I got the opportunity to personalize The Avengers: Black Ops Field Guide book from Put Me In The Story, I jumped at the chance to immortalize Agent Random Things in print.

The process took just a few minutes, and after about a week, I was able to give her a completely personalized book, including a SHIELD ID card with her picture and details, a dedication I wrote, and a bunch of other cool stuff in the book. I recreated the process with a pre-Super Soldier Serum Steve Rogers for you to follow along, since my wife would terminate me with extreme prejudice if I were to divulge any of her personal info. 😀

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Don’t Miss the Avengers Week Giveaways at Sideshow

Sideshow Avengers Week Social Media Giveaways

I’d love to take a tour of Sideshow Collectibles giveaway storage room – they’ve always got great contests and giveaways underway! This week has been no exception. Leading up to the Avengers: Age of Ultron opening today, they’ve been running Avengers-related giveaways for most of the week. In case you’ve missed any of them, I’ve collected them here:

These contests require that you follow Sideshow’s social media accounts, so be sure to like and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

They’ve also got a Captain America Premium Format Figure going up later this morning on Facebook. I’ll send an update out later today (probably in the afternoon after seeing the movie), but if you can’t wait, just keep an eye on the Sideshow Contest and Giveaway page.

Good luck, and happy assembling!

Age of Ultron Movie Vision Revealed

Origins of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver explained

Entertainment Weekly Summer Movie Preview Age of Ultron - covers combined 1

Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Movie Preview issue is out this week, and it will feature four Avengers: Age of Ultron covers that you can collect and connect (R.I.P. DC Universe Classics). Together, they form a group shot of the Avengers and Ultron that is highly reminiscent of the collected covers of X-Men #1 from back in 1991. The second cover reveals Vision in his / its entirety. His design is markedly different from the two Vision action figures we know are coming in Marvel Legends.

Vision’s origin in the comics is a known quantity, but since we know there’s no Hank Pym in Avengers: AOU, we know that Ultron’s origin is different. Perhaps we’ll be surprised how Vision comes to be. The teaser for the EW issue also clarifies the origins of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Previous speculation tied them to the Inhumans as revealed in Agents of SHIELD. This helps Marvel steer clear of the licensing issues with Fox and X-Men / mutants. But they’ll actually be more closely tied to events that played out in the first Avengers movie.

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The Pre-Toy Fair 2014 Hasbro Marvel Update

This upcoming weekend we’ll be braving the cold weather in New York City to attend the Hasbro Toy Fair Preview, of which Marvel will be one of the major brands to show – among others, Transformers, Star Wars, and in a limited capacity, G.I. JOE. But we’ve got some catching up to do, so here are some updates to the Hasbro Marvel lines which will bring us up to speed before the big event.

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Hot Toys Announces Loki from Thor: The Dark World

Hot Toys Loki - Thor the Dark World 01

Hot Toys announced Thor from the Dark World and an exclusive light armor version two and a half months ago, and it was a bit of a surprise not to have his brother Loki alongside him. Hot Toys has rectified that with this announcement. I hope they continue to work on the likeness of Tom Hiddleston – something seems a bit off in these shots. The Avengers Loki release just seems to capture him better.

I haven’t seen the pre-order yet, but I’d check Sideshow Collectibles for the Hot Toys Loki since they will likely get the exclusive version that includes the Aether accessory.

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