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Friday, April 28, 2006

Marvel Legends 13 Has Landed!

Marvel Legends 13 Has Landed! over at action-figure.com reports that Marvel Legends 13 has started showing up. Right now, it is only showing up in Canada. People in the US getting them are getting them from Canadian distributors. This is the all villian wave with Onslaught as the build a figure.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND the official movie site is now live. The movie opens on May 26th, which is just about a week away.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wal-Mart Exclusive Marvel Legends Series Final Update

Here is the final update for the Marvel Legends Wal-Mart exclusive wave. They are officially out now! A friend of mine found them today at a Wal-Mart in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were also found in Oak Ridge, TN yesterday. The official word is that they wouldn't be out until May. I heard specifically the first or second week. My guess they will be out in full everywhere by then.

Also showing up at the same time as the Wal-Mart exclusive wave, are the Marvel Legends Face Off 2 packs and the new boxsets. My friend found those at Wal-Mart with the exclusives. I'm not sure if these are exclusives or not, although we were told that these wouldn't be showing up until August. One important piece of information is the variants of the 2 packs are evenly distributed in the cases. This means that you should find as many variants in the cases as regular versions.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Spider-Man 3 Official Web Site

Here is the link for the official Spider-Man 3 movie web site. It is basically just a teaser site right now since there is nothing there. But bookmark it now because there is sure to be more soon!

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Monday, April 17, 2006

Wal-Mart Marvel Legends Update Part 3

Superhero Times has updated their Wal-Mart Marvel Legends page with this piece of information from Toy Biz.

I wanted to clarify an oversight on the press release that was sent last week. Please note that you must collect 10 figures to build Giant Man (one of these figures is a variant). The variants in this assortment will not be as hard to come by as other Marvel Legends assortments.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Another Update for the Wal-Mart Marvel Legends

All the major toy news outlets are reporting that Wal-Mart and Toy Biz have officially announced the Marvel Legends Wal-Mart exclusive wave today. The bad news is that according to the reports, these won't hit stores until May.

I have talked to someone who works in the toy department at my local Wal-Mart, and he had not seen or heard anything about these yet, as of this morning. So, I guess earlier reports have been proven to be rumors. If these are in the back room of some stores, they could be released early though, as some employees ignore street dates.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Marvel Legends Wal-Mart Exclusive Series Update!

At the Fwooshnet Forums, someone posted that a Wal-Mart employee told him that there are pallets of Marvel Legends in the stock room of their store. This pallet has a release date of 4-16-06. This is supposedly cases of the Marvel Legends Wal-Mart exclusive wave. The person who posted this lives in Chicago. You can view the thread here.

Another reader over at the TNI Forums posted that he called his local Wal-Mart about this, and the person he talked to said that some stores have recieved them and others have not. This guy reportedly said they should be out by months end. This reader lives in New York. You can view the thread here.

This sounds pretty credible to me. This means that they could be out as early as next weekend. One thing to note is that April 16th is a Sunday. Your local Wal-Mart may or may not be open on Easter Sunday.

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Store Reports: Marvel Toys

The new series of Spider-man action figures are showing up at Wal-Marts all over the country. They hit the local stores here this weekend. This series includes Hobgoblin (brand new sculpt), Spider Hulk, Hydro man and Sandman. From the reports that I have seen, Hydro man and Sandman are not showing up in the same cases at the same time. I have not seen any pictures of Sandman, so I am not sure if it is a repaint or a new sculpt.

Also, the new Sentinel, which is part of the X-Men line, is out at Toys R Us. This is a repaint or reissue of a toy that was released in a previous X-Men line years ago.

Also, I have learned of an update for the Marvel Legends Wal-Mart exclusive wave. Stay tuned!

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DC Action Figure News from Mattel

Mattel DC News from Boy Wonder is a forum post over at Action Figure Insider featuring a newsletter from the DC Product Manager at Mattel. The newsletter discusses products coming out this year as well as their plans for 2007. Here are some of the main points.

  • They are doing a pre-school line through Fisher Price similar to Marvel's, called DC Superfriends.
  • The DC Superheroes line is limited to Batman and Superman, so right now each wave will alternate between those 2 lines. For 2006, they will have 4 waves, 2 Batman and 2 Superman. There was a third Batman line planned, but it is pushed back to 2007.
  • Wave 3 of DC Superheroes is a Batman wave and will have dioramas.
  • In 2007, the DC Superheroes will have Build a Figures similar to Marvel Legends.
  • Wave 2 of DC Superheroes are shipping to stores now so they should be showing up any day.
  • 2 more variant figures, Superman and Supergirl, for wave 2 of DC Superheroes will be released in June.
  • They are having problems with the DC Superheroes line, which is delaying the line considerably.
  • For 2007, they are planning for the first wave to be Superman.
It looks like they are copying the Marvel Legends series step by step, with dioramas, build a figures and variants. This could be good, or it could be bad.

The production problems they are having could hurt them. I think there is a big collector interest in the DC Superheroes line which could die down if Mattel fails to deliver. They really dropped the ball in the past with the Batman comic line and Masters of the Universe, so all we can do is wait and see.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Pre-Order for Symbiote Spider-man from Sideshow

From Sideshow:

Sideshow is pleased to offer this opportunity to order one of Medicom's most limited products, the 12-inch RAH Symbiote Spider-man. In Japan, this figure is a mail order exclusive, but Medicom has graciously allowed Sideshow to import a small number of this hard-to-find figure. In North America, the black costume Spider-man is available exclusively from Sideshow Collectibles. Each figure includes a display stand, interchangeable heads, interchangeable hands, and beautiful full-color comic book inspired packaging.

Place your pre-order now for the Symbiote Spider-man Real Action Hero figure from Medicom Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. We have a limited number of these figures to offer our web audience, so place your order today!

According to Sideshow, this figure is shipping in June and July 2006.

Pre-Order Symbiote Spider-man Now!

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

X-Men Minimates: Darktide

X-Men Minimates: Darktide is a new web site created by Art Asylum for the Darktide Minimates DVD set. The Darktide set features 4 repaints of X-Men minimates already released but features a DVD. The DVD contains the movie "Darktide," which is CGI animated and features the X-Men as minimates, with the debut of 2 new characters not yet seen in minimate form.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fantastic Four on Cartoon Network

A press release on Marvel.com today announced that the new Fantastic Four animated series scheduled for the fall will be exclusively shown on Cartoon Network.

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Superman Returns Toys

Superman Returns Toys is a web site from Mattel designed to showcase their new line of Superman toys based on the upcoming summer movie, Superman Returns. While this movie is sure to be a hit, it remains to be seen if the toys will be very exciting. The Batman toys weren't really a hit with collectors, but I don't know how they fared with the children. With so many variations of Batman, you wonder.

The site doesn't really feature action figures, but it does showcase the Punch 'n Crush Gloves, Inflato-suit, Ultimate Powers Superman and remote controlled flying Superman. The action figures line is already hitting some stores and lame Superman variations abound. There is a superposeable Superman figure and a 13" Superman figure, similar to the surprisingly cool Batman that was released. These two figures show some promise but are scheduled to show up later.

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