Saw the Movie and Want Toys? Thor: The Dark World Minimates Coming Soon

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If you were looking to fill the void that the non-existent Thor Marvel Legends has left in your heart, perhaps the upcoming Marvel Minimates from Thor: the Dark World will do so, 2-inches at a time. This wave of Minimates will round out the supporting cast that returned from the first movie, with Heimdall, Darcy, and Selvig. Selvig will come with his No Pants Friday alternate legs.

Darcy and Selvig will come with army builder Dark Elves, and Thor, Loki, and Malekith round out the assortment, naturally. These Thor Minimates are expected at comic book shops and specialty retailers in just a few weeks. Thor accepts your surrender.

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Soapbox Sunday: Hasbro Missed Opportunity for Marvel Legends for Thor: the Dark World

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With Thor: The Dark World set to hit an $84MM opening weekend in the US, on top of a strong international box office the past couple of weeks, I wonder if Hasbro feels the whoosh of an opportunity passing them by. Back at San Diego Comic-Con, we asked the brand and design team if they had plans for Thor Marvel Legends – in short, they said no.

And while they have brought Marvel Universe-scaled Thor figures to the market, there’s a lot more they could have done with Legends.

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It’s Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Episode 1

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In conjunction with LEGO, Marvel has published a series of videos featuring our favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. The first episode sets up Loki as the mastermind behind the scenes, as he powers up Doc Ock for a fight versus Spider-Man.

Need a superhero fix? Amazon has a bunch of the LEGO Marvel sets on sale now.

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DesignerCon 2013 Weekend Alert

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DesignerCon is being held this weekend in Pasadena, CA, at the Pasadena Convention Center. DCon is an annual art and design convention that is basically a mash up of collectible toys and designer apparel, along with with urban, underground and pop art… including skate decks, original art and custom toys.

Example of cool collectible?

Fuller Designs – see his Spider-Man Minicel, Mysterio Minicel, and Ghost Rider Minicel – each OOAK and available for $125. That said, you might have wished to get Fuller Designs’ OTHER collectible – his Trick R Treat villains – Joker, Red Skull, Dr Doom and Loki. These were super cool bad guys hand-made resin pieces, using Fuller Designs’ own Lil’ Jammie design, hand-painted with acrylic and airbrush paints, and came with their own little pumpkin full of goodies… I said “came” cuz they’re all SOLD OUT, but are really worth a look.

Marvel Select Thor: the Dark World Lands in Comic Book Stores Tomorrow

I saw Thor yesterday (one of the benefits of traveling overseas) and luckily, the Marvel Select Thor is hitting comic book stores tomorrow. Jane Foster in her Asgardian garb will have a connecting base, and while I’m happy she’ll finally have an action figure, I think Loki would have been just as good, or even a better choice. He really steals the show this time around.

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Marvel Select Thor: The Dark World 7-inch Action Figure (diorama piece combines with Jane Foster’s) by Diamond Select Toys

via In Stores Nov. 6, 2013.