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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fantastic Four Classics Series 2

Fantastic Four Classics Series 2 over at action-figure.com has info and pics on the next wave of Fantastic Four figures from Marvel toys. They report that these figures should be hitting any day now. The assortment consists of:

  • Twist 'n Slam Thing
  • Transforming Johnny Storm
  • Kang
  • Invisible Woman
  • Dragon Man
These are supposed to be the Ultimate versions of these characters, except the 2 villians Kang and Dragon Man. I am impressed with these this time around, as the first series left much to be desired. I may pick up more than the 2 villians, but the villians are very likely to be hard to find anyway.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sideshow Premium Format Spider-man

Spider-Man - webs and wires make the man at Sideshow's behind the scenes blog gives you a "making of" look at the process of sculpting the Premium Format Spider-man.

There are lots of pictures, and you can see how they started with one thing and ended up with something very different. The finished version looks fantastic.

The Premium format Spider-man exclusive from Sideshow is still available for $249.99 on Sideshow's web site. It is estimated to ship in the 3rd quarter with an edition size of 500. Go here to order Spider-man.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

X-Men Series 2 Hits Walmart

X-Men Series 2 Hits Walmart at Action-Figure.com reports that readers are finding X-men series 2 at Wal-Mart stores on the West Coast. This series includes:

  • Air Strike Wolverine
  • Angel with Bird of Prey
  • Superposeable Stealth Cyclops
  • Superposeable Tech-Gear Beast
  • Juggernaut
  • Phoenix
Of the readers that are finding them, no one has reported finding the Phoenix. So, it is believed that she is not showing up in the initial assortments. It is possible that she will still show up with later shipments. This happens from time to time with Marvel toys.

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Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusive Series

Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusive Series is available for pre-order from Wizard. The price is $179.99 and is scheduled to ship in late April.

This series is exclusive to Wal-Mart and is sure to be much sought after by collectors. It may be wise to pre-order. I myself will take my chances with the stores and save my money. These prices on the pre-orders are being jacked up bigt time.

This case contains 12 figures and is scheduled to include:

  • Thor
  • Age of Apocalypse Sabertooth
  • Age of Apocalypse Wolverine
  • Havoc
  • Warbird
  • Captain Britain
  • Sentry (Possible Variant)
  • Ant Man (Possible Variant)
  • Kitty Pryde
Every figure includes a piece to build Giant Man.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Marvel Legends Icons Press Images

Marvel Legends Icons Press Images at Action-Figure.com has info and images on the upcoming Marvel Legends 12" figures, Icons. The first assortment has Wolverine, Captain America and Iron Man. They are due to be released in July and will retail for $14.99

I happen to be very excited about this line. One reason is that with the first wave you will be able to create almost half of the line up of the New Avengers. The second is the price. You just can't beat what you are getting for $14.99.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Retailer News: Big Bad Toy Store

Here is an update from Big Bad Toy Store.

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NEW & UPDATED PREORDERS:
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We've updated nearly all of our Toy Biz preorders with new images and also
added a variety of new items coming out this summer and fall!

X-MEN SERIES 2 & 3: The next two waves of X-men figures for 2006 are very
well done, with series 3 being especially cool due to the figures being
less focused on gadgets and more focused on the characters themselves.
Iceman, Nightcrawler, Juggernaut, Colossus, Beast, Angel and more are
included in these waves.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=464&company=0&category=1924


FANTASTIC 4 - TV/ANIMATED FIGURES: New figures will be coming out in the
next few months for the Animated Fantastic 4 show. The figures all have a
much different look than the typical Toy Biz comic based figure releases,
and its a refreshing change. The coolest part about these figures is that
the wave 2 set of 6 comes with bonus parts to form the giant
build-a-figure Mole Monster!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=402&company=0&category=2156


MARVEL LEGENDS - NEW & UPDATED PREORDERS: A few totally new listings
include Face Off Twin Packs Series 2 Set of 3, House of 'M' Gift Pack, 12"
Icons Series 3 set of 3. We've also just uploaded pictures for a ton of
other ML preorders including: Legends wave 13 and 14, Face Off 1,
Avengers Gift Pack, Monsters Gift Pack, Masterworks 1 & 2, and Icons 1.
We also have images of the bonus build-a-figures Onslaught and Mojo for ML
13 and 14.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=461
Marvel Showdown figures also have new images - waves 3 & 4
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=462&category=1235

SPIDER-MAN: Classic waves 17, 18, and 19 have just been listed with
images for 17 and 18. Three new 12" Deluxe figures - Daredevil, Black
Costume Spider-Man and House of 'M' Spider-Man are $10.99 to $11.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=463&category=1160

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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BATMAN - IDENTITY CRISIS 2: This cool new set includes Black Canary (with
real fish-net stockings!) Batman, Captain Boomerang, Elongated Man, and
The Flash - sets of 5 are in stock for $59.99 each. Series 1 is also
currently in stock.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10160&mode=retail

MARVEL & DC BUSTS: New busts include Snowbird Bust, Poison Ivy Bust, and
Captain Britian Bust - all in stock below the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=515
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10159&mode=retail

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Cool 'Civil War' Trailer up on Marvel.com

I was initially going to pass on Marvel's newest blockbuster summer time comic event, Civil War. These kinds of things are growing old with me. Then I learned that Mark Millar was writing it. End of discussion. Mark Millar is one of those writers where I have to read what he writes no matter what it is. So, Marvel got me again. Anyway, Marvel has created a 'trailer' for this event. I am pretty impressed with it having learned a bit more about what will happen in this series. You can view the trailer at Marvel's web site here.

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