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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Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles Arrow, the Flash, and Arkham Knight

Toy Fair 2015 DC Collectibles Flash and Arrow (1 of 8)

In addition to their awesome lines for BTAS and DC Comics Icons, DC Collectibles is also continuing to support Warner Bros. TV shows and video games. DCC showed off waves of figures for The Flash, Arrow, and the newest Batman video game, Arkham Knight, which is due out in July this year.

While Constantine was represented in other parts of the showroom, the NBC series has not gotten any love yet. And it may not be forthcoming anytime soon, with NBC not extending the first season beyond the original order of 13 episodes, and the decision for a second season or cancellation still in limbo.

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Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles Unveils Action Figure Line-Up for the Year, Including Batmobile for Batman: The Animated Series Line

Remember way back when we used to ask “How about vehicles?” for our favorite 6-inch lines? It used to be that vehicles were considered too costly to make, but Mattel finally found a way to do it for the Batman 1966 line, and now DC Collectibles will add an animated Batmobile (including LED lights and a sliding hatch for the 2-figure cockpit!) for its 6-inch scaled line for Batman: The Animated Series this year. The solution, of course, was to set a “collector” price tag. The Mattel Batmobile was $50 as a Toys R Us exclusive. We’ll have to wait and see how much the BTAS Batmobile will crush our wallets.

DCC also announced more waves of the BTAS line, including Bane and Nightwing; more from The Flash and Arrow; and a new line of 6=inch action figures called DC Comics Icons, based on the art of Ivan Reis. Should be a good year for DC collectors, even with the void left by the demise of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics.

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Mezco Announces Licensing Deal with WB for Bugs Bunny

Mezco announces Bugs Bunny licensing deal

Their Hellboy action figures made me a big fan, but Mezco had a bit of a lull after The Golden Army wasn’t as much of a commercial hit as the original movie, stalling both their movie and comic book lines. But they’ve been hitting all the right marks recently with the One:12 Collective, and now this announcement of a licensing deal with Warner Bros. for Bugs Bunny.

I’m hoping this is just the tip of the carrot (I know, sorry!) – Looney Tunes has such a wealth of characters that the possibilities are staggering. Just the other day, I was searching for a Marvin the Martian action figure to give my wife – there’s some older stuff on eBay, but I think I’ll wait to see what Mezco has in store. What’s up, Doc?

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