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Saturday, December 31, 2005

New 6' X-Men Figures

New 6' X-Men Figures at Toy News International has news and images of these X-Men figures. From what I can gather, this is a new line of X-Men figures from Toy Biz for 2006 and is meant to replace the X3 movie figure line.

According to this thread over at TNI, the movie production was delayed so Toy Biz decided to produce a line of figures that would combine the characters in the movie with the comic style. The line will probably continue once the movie is over and even is scheduled to contain characters that are not in the movie.

Some of the figures from the first series are simply repaints from the Marvel Legends and now defunct X-Men classics lines. So expect a lot of reuse is what I am saying. The new X-Men line is currently hitting retail shelves at Wal-Mart, I believe.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Update: Missing Apocalypse Arm Tube

Earlier this month I posted about the Marvel Legends series 12 build a figure missing a part. The missing part is a plastic tube that was supposed to come with the build a figure piece that was packaged with the Maestro Hulk figure. This piece was missing from every figure that Toy Biz shipped. When collectors started complaining, Toy Biz realized the mistake and advised people to contact them to receive your replacement part. Well, I got mine today! This was much faster than expected considering the time estimates given out by Toy Biz initially, which was 2 weeks to get the part in and 4 to 6 weeks to ship. My Apocalypse is finally complete.

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Amazing Spider-Man To Run In Sunday Papers

Amazing Spider-Man To Run In Sunday Papers on Newsarama.com reports that Marvel Comic's original "Amazing Spider-Man" series will be distributed in Sunday papers beginning early next Fall. News America Marketing, a division of News Corporation (NYSE: NWSA), today announced an agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. through which it has obtained the rights to publish collectible editions of Marvel Comic's original "Amazing Spider-Man" series. The re-issue of the series will start with the original issue #1, first published in 1963. The Spider-Man comic book will have a circulation of 10 million across major metro markets throughout the U.S. Each original book will be split in two, published on consecutive weeks, with 46 publication dates a year. News America’s first publication of Marvel’s original “Amazing Spider-Man” will be in late summer 2006, during the height of the back-to-school time period.

Recap:
  • What: collectible editions of Marvel Comic's original "Amazing Spider-Man"
  • When: late summer 2006
  • Where: Sunday papers
  • How: split in two, published on consecutive weeks
Time to subscribe to the Sunday edition!

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Fantastic Four Classic Super Skull Variants

First, new Fantastic Four Classic figures have started to hit shelves, and second, the Super Skrull figure has two variants, a Human Torch and Invisible Woman version. Go to the above link to see the packaged versions of the figures and variants.

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Marvel Legends Poll: Fight Scenes Week 2

Week 2 of voting for best fight scene is up now over at Marvel.com. Get your votes in now to help decide the next Marvel Legends product line for Toy Biz!

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Mattel's DC Superheroes Series 1-5 Announced

Mattel's DC Superheroes Series 1-5 Announced over at Toy News International.

Series 1: (Batman)
Bane, Batman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc

Series 2: (Superman)
Bizarro, Supergirl, Superman, Doomsday

Series 3: (Batman)
Azrael, Battle Damaged Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze

Series 4: (Batman)
Stealth Jump Batman, Batgirl, Two-Face, Joker

Series 5: (Superman)
Battle Damage Superman, Lex Luthor, Braniac, Superman Mother Box, Darkseid


Series 1 is reportedly hitting Wal-Mart stores across the country right now.

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Full 2006 Toybiz Product List Read!

Full 2006 Toybiz Product List Read at Toy News International Forums has a list of tentative Marvel releases for 2006. I believe this information is provided by retailers that are giving out Toy Biz solicitations, so this is not official Toy Biz information and is subject to change. Toy Biz typically doesn't want retailers giving out this information but some still do anyway. Here goes. Go to the forum post for full information as I am cutting the list down some here for space reasons.

GHOST RIDER MOVIE - NEW
Ghost Rider Movie 6" Action Figure Asst 1 BUILD A FIGURE SERIES
Chain Attack Ghost Rider - 2 pcs
Flame Blast Ghost Rider - 2 pcs
Gressel - 2 pcs
Blackheart - 2 pcs
Carter Slade "Old West Ghost Rider" - 2 pcs
Penance Stare Ghost Rider - 2 pcs

Ghost Rider Movie 6" Action Figure Asst 2 BUILD A MOTORCYCLE SERIES
Raging Ghostrider - 2 pcs
Whip Action Ghost Rider - 2 pcs
Transforming Ghost Rider - 2 pcs
Transforming Caretaker - 2 pcs
Vengence - 2 pcs
Scarecrow - 2 pcs

Ghost Rider Movie Bike & Rider Asst 1
Ghost Rider & Flame Cycle - 3 pcs
Western Ghost Rider & Horse - 1 pc

Ghost Rider Movie Stunt Bike Asst 1
Wheelie Poppin' Stunt Bike - 3 pcs
Lightening Speed Ghost Rider - 3 pcs

Ghost Rider Stunt Cycle

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Spider-Man Figure Asst 16
Spider-Strength Spider-Man - 3 pcs
Shark Trap Spider-Man - 1 pc
Spider Tracer Spider-Man - 4 pcs
Venom - 2 pcs
Manwolf - 2 pcs

Spider-Man Figure Asst 17
Spider Hulk Spider-Man
Spider Spinner Spider-Man
Web Splasher Spider-Man
Hydro-Man
Hob Goblin
Sandman
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

Spider-Man Figure Asst 18
Superkick Spider-Man - 3 pcs
Light Up & Launch Spider-Man - 3 pcs
Shocker w/ Vibro-Shock Action - 2 pcs
Light Up Mad Jack w/ Glider - 2 pcs
Stealth Venom - 2 pcs

Spider-Man Figure Asst 19
Quick Change Spider-Man
Web Climbing Spider-Man
Electro
Toxin
Sneak Attack Spider-Man

Spider-Man Classic Twin Pack Asst
Spider-Man vs. Punisher - 1 pc
Spider-Man vs. Venom - 1 pc
Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus - 1 pc

Spider-Man Deluxe Roto Figure Asst 2
Night-Shade Spider-Man
Green Goblin
Twilight Spider-Man
Venom
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

Spider-Man Deluxe Roto Figure Asst 3
Spider-Man (House of M) - 1 pc
Black Costume Spider-Man - 1 pc
Rhino - 1 pc

Marvel Legends

Marvel Legends w/ Comic Asst 13 - Bring On The Bad Guys Series
Pyro
Abomination
Green Goblin
Loki
Blackheart
Lady Death Strike
Unmasked Green Goblin - variant
Crown of Lies Loki - variant
Melted Face Abomination - variant
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

Marvel Legends w/ Comic Asst 14 - Mojo Series
1st Appearance Ironman - 2 pcs
Longshot - 2 pcs
Baron Zemo - 2 pcs
Luke Cage - 2 pcs
Falcon - 2 pcs
Psylocke - 2 pcs
Classic Falcon - variant
Unmasked Baron Zemo - variant
Gold Iron Man - variant

Marvel Legends w/ Comic Asst 15 - Quinn Jet Series
Mandrin - 1 pc
Beta Ray Bill - 1 pc
Moonnight - 1 pc
Spider-Woman - 1 pc
Quicksilver - 1 pc
Thor Buster Iron Man - 1 pc
Wasp - 1 pc
Captain Marvel - 1 pc
Spider-Woman - variant
Wasp - variant
Quicksilver - variant
Captain Marvel - variant

Marvel Legends Face Off Twin Packs
Kingpin vs. Daredevil
Hulk vs. Leader
Captain America vs. Red Skull
Captain America vs. Red Skull - variant
Hulk vs. Leader - variant
Kingpin vs. Daredevil - variant
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

Box Sets
Marvel Legends Young Avengers Gift Pack
Marvel Legends Monster Gift Pack

MARVEL LEGENDS MASTERWORKS - NEW

Marvel Legends Masterworks Asst 1 with Comic
Spider-Man - 2 pcs
Fantastic Four #1 - 2 pcs

Marvel Legends Masterworks Asst 1 with Comic
Hulk vs. Thing - 2 pcs
Galactus vs. Everybody - 2 pcs

MARVEL LEGENDS ICONS - NEW
Marvel Legends 12" Icons Asst 1 with Poster Book Captain America - 3 pcs
Iron Man - 3 pcs
Wolverine - 3 pcs
Captain America - variant
Iron Man - variant
Wolverine - variant

Marvel Legends 12" Icons Asst 2 with Poster Book
Spider-Man - 3 pcs
Venom - 3 pcs
Hulk - 3 pcs
Spider-Man - variant
Venom - variant
Hulk - variant

X-MEN 3 MOVIE - NEW

X-Men 3 Action Figures Asst 1
Stealth Wolverine
Ninja Strike Wolverine
Ruby Quartz Armor Cycle
Stealth Beast
Magneto
Gambit
Archangel
Storm
Stealth Beast - variant
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

X-Men 3 Action Figures Asst 2
Air Strike Wolverine - 3 pcs
Angel - 2 pcs
Stealth Cyclops - 2 pcs
Tech Gear Beast - 2 pcs
Juggernaut - 2 pcs
Phoenix - 1 pc

X-Men 3 Action Figures Asst 3
Colossus
Nightcrawler
Iceman
Rogue
Avalanche
Sabretooth
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

X-Men 3 - 14" Sentinel

Fantastic Four

FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE Fantastic Four Movie 6" Action Figure Asst 5
Power Punch Thing
Fire Blast Human Torch
Super Stretch Mr. Fantastic
Electro-Shock Dr. Doom
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

Fantastic Four Movie 12" Deluxe "Best of" Roto Figure Asst

Human Torch - 1 pc
Dr. Doom - 1 pc
Thing - 1 pc


FANTASTIC FOUR CLASSIC - NEW Fantastic Four 6" Action Figure Asst 1
Thunder Launch Thing
Human Torch
Mr. Fantastic
Transforming Super Skrull
Clear Super Skrull - variant
Fire Super Skrull - variant
***Assortment may vary from carton to carton

FANTASTIC FOUR TV - NEW

F4 TV 5" Action Figure Asst 1
Duel Action Thing - 4 pcs
Human Torch w/ Flame on Punching Action - 3 pcs
Power Dr. Doom - 3 pcs
Shape Shifting Skrull - 1 pc
Kree Soldier - 1 pc

F4 TV 5" Action Figure Asst 2
Mr. Fantastic
Human Torch
Hulk
Doom Bot 1
Invisible Woman
Mole Man

F4 TV 12" Deluxe Action Figure Asst 1
Thing - 1 pc
Human Torch - 2 pcs

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

JLU Hal Jordan figure

Toy News International reports that Mattel is producing a Hal Jordan figure for the JLU line that will only be released to employees. Reportedly there are only going to be 100 produced and they are all going to be signed by the sculptor. There is a lot of controversy behind this because this is a new and popular character that will not be available to the public. Fans who want it will then be forced to pay large amounts of money for one on eBay if any of the employees are willing to sell. Read more about the story at Action Figure Insider.

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Sony Pictures - Ghost Rider

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/ghostrider/

The new Ghost Rider web site is up and it freakin' rocks. A 10-second flash clip shows Nicolas Cage and his CGI alter ego, with Cage's voiceover. The film was recently pushed back to Feb. 16, 2007. This is the second time Marvel has released a film directed by Mark Steven Johnson on Valentine's Day weekend. The first film was Darevevil.

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Sideshow Iron Man Comiquette

Superhero Times - Sideshow - Iron Man Comiquette shows detailed images of the new Iron Man statue from Sideshow. Sideshow is really blowing fans away with this figure. The exclusive version even has an interchangeable maskless head. I hope they plan on making more of these types of statues for other Marvel characters!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Superhero Times - New 6" DC Superheroes

Posted on Superhero Times, the new 6" DC Superheroes have been found in stores. These are reportedly being found at Wal-Mart first. They come with a comic but no base. I have heard they are $9. They are also supposed to be superposeable.

My opinion of these figures is they will not do well, at least not as well as Marvel Legends have done. Although Marvel Legends did not take off for a while either. I do not think Mattel can handle this line though, and most of that is due to the mismanagement of the recent Batman line and the Masters of the Universe Line. They do seem to be succeeding with the JLU line so you can give them some credit.

Here is what I think will happen. Although there are 3 villians in the first wave, Batman will be heavily packed in the case. We'll be lucky if the villians are 2 per case. This is a smart move though because most kids will want Batman, leaving collectors to snatch up the 1 or 2 per case villians. This "rare" factor is probably intended to drive collectors and scalpers to the line. It may work for Mattel if they continue to do one good version of the main characters per wave. However, I think they will srew it up in light of their track record. I also don't think DC has enough interesting supporting characters to support the line as long as Marvel Legends has. They don't have a build a figure either. Overall, I think due to the higher cost, no bases, limited characters and tendency to mismanage toy lines by Mattel, the line may survive for a while but ultimately go the way of previous Mattel lines with potential.

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Retailer News: Alter Ego Comics

Now Available to Pre-order:

Now In Stock:

  • DC Direct: Elseworlds Series 1 Action Figures
  • Marvel Legends Series 10 Case of 12 Figures - Going Fast!
  • Marvel: Abomination Bust - Bowen Designs
Arriving This Week:

  • Man-Thing Statue
  • Marvel Milestones Thor Statue
  • Superman/Batman Deluxe Bookends
Coming Soon:

  • Marvel: 1/4 Scale Elektra Premium Format Figure
  • DC Direct: Batman Black and White Statue by Joe Kubert
  • DC Direct: Secret Files Series 2 Action Figures

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Character Shots from X3

20th Century Fox has provided The Continuum with large versions of the character shots from X3. Pictured are Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Rogue (Anna Paquin), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Iceman (Sean Ashmore), Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Pyro (Aaron Sanford), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Juggernaut (Vinnie Jones), Beast (Kelsey Grammer), Cyclops (James Marsden), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Angel (Ben Foster), Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) and Callisto (Dania Ramirez).

On a side note, Comics Continuum has learned not only is Nightcrawler not in the film, it's likely he won't even be mentioned.

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Elseworlds figures Review by Michael Crawford

The new Elseworlds series from DC Direct is out and Michael Crawford has a review up. In short, he seems to like them. I haven't seen them yet but the pictures look pretty good to me.

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Toy Swap

I wanted to take this time to mention a site I recently heard about, toyswap.com. Toy Swap was started by a mom to allow her son to trade his toys. It was launched in October. You can trade, buy or donate new and used toys with other users. It is like eBay only it is strictly for toys. I'm pretty sure there is a fee for every transaction. Let me know what you think about it!

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Superhero Sightings: Best/Worst of 2005

I would like the readers here to let me know what you think were the best and worst Superhero related things this year. You can let me know by adding to this post in the comment section. I am going to write up my personal opinion on this later, and in that post, I will include what your overall thoughts were for Best/Worst of the Year. Here are the categories:

Best/Worst Superhero Action Figure:

Best/Worst Superhero Comic:

Best/Worst Superhero Movie:

Other:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Marvel Comics Solicitations for March

New Marvel comics for March were posted at Comics Continuum although I found the more complete list at Newsarama.

Some quick news bytes from the March Solicitations are the debut of Squadron Supreme #1 and Ultimate Deadpool appearing in Ultimate Spider-man!

Also, Comics Continuum has news of a new "Wolverine and the X-Men" animated series. 26 episodes are being produced and will be available in 2007.

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Marvel.com - Marvel Legends: You Decide

New polls are up at Marvel.com.

After weeks of waiting we've turned YOUR nominations into 32 classic Marvel battle scenes to do...um..battle with each other. So what are you waiting for? Get started voting now or check out the brackets to see our upcoming matches.

http://www.marvel.com/toys/legends.htm

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BBTS News

Hi - Here is a big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
variety of new arrivals and tons of new preorders!

NEW ARRIVALS:

MARVEL LEGENDS 11: The first half of our shipment has just arrived and we
now have stock of: First Appearance Thing, Vengeance, Wonderman, and
Logan in stock for $9.99 each! After filling preorders we have a very
limited number of the other 4 figures in stock. The rest of our ML11
shipment arrives in about a month in mid-January (along with ML12)
Preorders for full sets of 8 are available at $84.99 (The
Scarlet Witch was included in this wave, so we are guessing it may be
included in the next shipment as well)
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=461&company=0&category=1632

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: We'll be working with Mattel to carry more of
this line as well as most of their other comic and superhero lines in
2006! Three different 3-Packs have just arrived and are now available at
$8.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=137&category=1846

---------------
NEW PRE-ORDERS:
---------------

MARVEL LEGENDS: A TON of new Marvel listings including The Young Avengers
and Monsters Gift Pack, Twinpacks Series 1 and 2, Masterworks Series 1 and
Series 2, 12" Marvel Legends Icons Series 1 and 2, Marvel Shodown Series 3
and 4, Figure Factory Cases. We don't have any images on these since most
are mid 2006 or later releases, but you can count on BBTS to carry all the
upcoming Toy Biz releases.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=461
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=462

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Monday, December 12, 2005

DC Direct Solicitations For August 2006

DC Direct Solicitations For August 2006 include:

  • Elseworlds Series 1
  • Elseworlds Series 2
  • Green Lantern Series 2
  • Superman Through the Ages Gift Set
The Superman Through the Ages Gift Set consists of four different 6" scale versions of Superman, including the Jim Lee Superman, John Byrne Superman, First Appearance Superman and Robot Superman. Each figure features a new head and cape, multiple points of articulation and a display base. This set is packaged in a 4 color window box with a full-size 48-page comic book compiling material from ACTION COMICS #1, SUPERMAN (Second Series) #7, and AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN. Don't get too excited though, they are all rehashed figures. The Jim Lee Superman is from the Hush line and the John Byrne Superman is from the Alex Ross Justice League line. The Robot Superman is from the Superman/Batman Public Enemies line. These are all planned to be released next August.

My personal opinion is that DC Direct is in trouble so it remains to be seen if they will or not. Thanks to Toy News International for the info.

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Sideshow Collectibles, Inc. Iron Man Comiquette

Sideshow is previewing a new Marvel product in their latest newsletter. Click here for a sneak preview of the Iron Man Comiquette. Newsletter subscribers will be the first to be notified of the pre-order for this item. Of course, my newsletter got sent late for the last pre-order, so if you are like me, you will want to find out when it is beforehand so you don't miss out.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

First Look at Infinite Crisis Series 1 from DC Direct

Get a first look on Comic News International at Power Girl, OMAC and Alex Luthor from Infinite Crisis series 1, which according to last's months Toy Fare will be released in August 2006. In addition to these figures, the lineup is supposed to include Mongul and Earth-Prime Superboy. According to Toy Fare, the Alex Luthor figure sports a removable 'fro so he can switch between his looks for Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis.

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Marvel.com - X3

Marvel.com has an X3 feature up on their site now. The release date is currently set as May 26, 2006. You can see pics of characters that will appear in the movie, including Beast, Angel, and and the newly resurfaced Jean Grey. That's right Jean Grey! Although I'm guessing no one really thought she was dead, my bet is that she will return as Phoenix.

According to Comics Continuum:

The first trailer for the third X-Men movie had more than 1 miilion online views in the first 24 hours after it was posted online, according to 20th Century Fox.

In other X3 news:

* Dania Ramirez is playing Callisto. She is perhaps best known as Caridad from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her previous credits also include Fat Albert and She Hate Me.

In the film, Callisto sides with Magneto's Brotherhood.

* Cerebro will not be featured in the third film, The Continuum has learned.

* Look for a promotion tie-in from Mercedes Benz.

* Gambit is not in the film.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Marvel.com - Digital Comics

Marvel.com has recently begun adding new Digital Comics to their site. Currently, they have new She-Hulk, Captain America and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man. They have a search feature as well. I tried to search for other titles though, and all I got were the ones that were already on there.

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Marvel Figure Factory Unmasked Spider-man Giveaway

Okay, this is my first giveaway on Superhero Sightings. Here are the details. Currently, up for grabs is a loose Marvel Figure Factory Unmasked Spider-man chase figure. This is one of the blind boxed mystery figures that show up in each case. It has been opened and put together, but all the pieces are included. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment at the bottom of this post. That's it!

There are a few rules though. First, when you post, include a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted. After that, you can say what you like but please try to keep it positive. Inappropriate comments will be deleted, and you will not be entered in the contest. You can comment as much as you like, but you can only enter yourself once. Next Monday, I will randomly pick the winner, and post it on this site. I will try to post pictures of the item ASAP, so stay tuned for that. Good luck, and let the fun begin!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Update: Missing Apocalypse Part

I e-mailed Toy Biz customer support regarding the missing piece for the Apocalypse build-a-figure. Here is the response I got (emphasis mine.)

Thank you for contacting Toy Biz Worldwide Consumer Services regarding Missing Tube/Cable for Apocalypse. We apologize for the delay in answering your email.

We are aware of the missing part for the Apocalypse. We appreciate you taking the time to contact us. Please accept our apologies for the missing part. We are constantly striving to make safe, entertaining and exciting products for children.

Unfortunately, we do not have replacement parts for the Apocalypse Figure at this time, but they ARE COMING IN. We will be happy to order you the missing part when they become available. We hope to have them in stock in two weeks.

Once in stock & ordered, you can expect delivery in 4 to 6 weeks via Fed-Ex.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and will certainly share your comments with our Quality Department.

We appreciate your loyalty to the Toy Biz Worldwide line of products. For more information on current or upcoming products, please visit our website at www.toybiz.com. If we can assist you in the future, please contact us toll free at 1-800-728-2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, or e-mail us at toybiz@casupport.com.

Sincerely,

Dan Haines
Consumer Affairs Representative


Needless to say this is a disappointment, but at least they are doing something about it. If you don't know what I am talking about, this is the left arm of Apocalypse that comes with the Maestro figure in Marvel Legends series 12. It is missing the plastic tube that connects the arm to the back.

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Kia Asamiya Harley and Ivy, and ML Fearsome Foes Reviews

Check out Michael's Review of the Week for not one but 2 superhero figure reviews. The first review is of the Kia Asamiya Harley and Ivy from Batman. The second is a guest review of the Marvel Legends Fearsome Foes boxset.

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A "Fantastic Four" Follow-Up

Fox has green-lighted a sequel to Fantastic Four that is scheduled to be released on July 4, 2007. Fox is bringing back director Tim Story, but Julian McMahon, who played Dr. Doom, will not be back. If all goes well with the script, Story expects to roll cameras on Fantastic Four 2 early next year. It's biggest competition will be Spider-man 3 which is scheduled to open in May 2007. This was posted on Comcast.net earlier today. Read the full story here, http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/index.jsp?fn=106072.html.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

100TH POST!!!: Fantastic Four DVD Arrives Tuesday

First of all I would like to say that I can't believe that it has been four months and that this is my 100th post on Superhero Sightings. If I have any regular readers out there, I would like to say thanks. I plan to keep on doing this whether anyone reads or not because I enjoy it, but I would love to have people read this and find it useful. I just completed the new design and plan on promoting this blog and attracting more readers. So stay tuned because interesting things are in the works! Now, onto the news.

The Fantastic Four DVD arrives in stores this Tuesday. Here is the movie (widescreen version) Amazon. Here are the details on what is included in this DVD.

  • Cast Commentary
  • 3 deleted scenes
  • The Fantastic Tour: Exclusive behind-the-scenes home video hosted by the entire cast
  • Making of Fantastic Four
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session & Making A Scene
  • Music videos: Everything Burns, Come On Come In, Music
  • Exclusive inside look at X-Men 3 - hosted by producer Avi Arad
Looks like if you are thinking about getting it, there are plenty of features for you. Don't kid yourself though, odds are they will release a Special Edition version sometime in the future though as they do with every movie now, so if you pass on it now more than likely you will have another chance.

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Friday, December 02, 2005

New Spiderman Classic Figures Are Out

Spider-man Classics series 16 have been found in the US. You can review the thread, Toy News International Forums -> New Spiderman Classic Figures Are Out, here. This is the series with Man-Wolf and Venom. It also includes two pretty slick looking new versions of Spidey himself. Reports I have read are saying that they are being found on the west and east coast.

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X3 Movie Update

The first trailer for X3 will appear in front of King King, 20th Century Fox has confirmed for Comics Continuum. King Kong is scheduled to open in theaters on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The trailer will be unveiled online on www.apple.com tomorrow. There will also be an exclusive inside look at X-Men 3 included with the Fantastic Four DVD which will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 6th.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Marvel Minimates Make DVD Debut!

Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum announced today a new Minimates box set will be available this Spring. The X-men Box Set will include, Darktide, a full-length mini-movie featuring computer-animated Minimates. Check out the "Marvel Minimate Make DVD Debut" article on Toy News International for more info and pictures. It appears this will only be sold at Target and specialty stores making it an exclusive. Minimates included are New X-Men Wolverine, Magneto, Juggernaut and New X-Men Cyclops with new facial expressions. Since I have all those figures, the only incentive for me to get it will be the movie. We will see if it will be worth it.

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