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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Marvel Legends 13 Found in the US!

On the message boards over at AFTimes.com, 2 different readers reported finding Marvel Legends 13 in the US. One reader is in Chicago and one is in California. Both of them were found at Toys R Us. It looks like TRU is the place to be finding these now. The 13th series of Marvel Legends is the Bring on the Bad Guys wave with all villians. The six figures are Green Goblin, Blackheart, Pyro, Lady Deathstrike, Abomination and Loki. The build a figure is Onslaught.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Missing Marvel Issues?

I'm not sure if anyone paid attention to this or not besides me, but I noticed that New Avengers #19 and Squadron Supreme #3 were listed on Diamond's shipping list for last Wednesday. When Wednesday came, those 2 issues did not show up.

I asked my comic book guy what happened to them. He said he had no idea. I tried to find out myself to no avail. Well, I checked tonight, and those 2 issues have been added to this weeks shipping list. Looks like they were a week late for some reason. I was dissappointed they were late, but I was glad to find out they were shipping. You can see Diamond's weekly shipping lists every week here on their web site.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand Wolverine 12" Figure

Sideshow just announced you can preview the X-Men: The Last Stand Wolverine RAH 12-inch Figure from Medicom on their web site. From Sideshow:

Help us celebrate the imminent arrival of 'X-Men: The Last Stand' into theaters next week with a preview of the X3 Wolverine figure, manufactured by Medicom Toy! We are proud to be the U.S. distributor of this super-detailed figure and are really looking forward to offering him to our collectors.


Stay tuned for more information about pre-ordering the X-Men: The Last Stand Wolverine RAH 12-inch Figure from Medicom!

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Old West Ghost Rider Maquette from Sideshow

Sideshow recently announced one of their newest collectible statues in the Marvel movie line, the Old West Ghost Rider Maquette. From Sideshow's web site:

Sideshow Collectibles and Marvel are proud to present the West Rider Maquette, based on designs from the upcoming major motion picture, Ghost Rider. Under the supervision of Creative Director Tom Gilliland, the Sideshow creative team studied the conceptual artwork created from the film, and together with sculptor Ray Villafane, translated the conceptual designs into a fully realized sculptural artwork. The prototype was finished with Tom's paintwork, detailing and enhancing the sculpted cowboy clothing, bone, and fire.

The West Rider Maquette is sculpted in approximately 1:5 scale and stands roughly 17 inches tall. Each piece is hand cast and hand painted to exacting standards. West Rider is fully outfitted in cowboy gear, much of which has been consumed by flames, with embers still glowing. The figure is complete with a realistic rope, and the ever-'burning' flames are cast in a translucent material designed to enhance ambient light. Each piece will be packed in a durable molded foam interior for safe shipment, and packaged inside a beautiful full color box.


The Sideshow Exclusive version of the West Rider Maquette includes a base ringed with flames, available nowhere else. Don't miss out! Pre-order the Old West Ghost Rider Maquette from Sideshow today.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Marvel Civil War #1 Review

Am I the only person who is not that thrilled with the first issue of Civil War? I actually enjoyed the second half of the story more, but several things in the first part of the book annoyed me. [SPOILER ALERT] In this review, I am going to talk about certain parts of the story line. If you haven't read it yet and don't want to know what happens, then don't read any further. I think you pretty much get the gist that I am less than thrilled from the above anyway. Moving on...

Okay so, in the first part of the story, a villian called Nitro explodes taking out a school. This causes outrage against superheroes across America. After the explosion, several former Avengers show up in costume to clean up and discuss the issues at hand. This is my first problem. The Avengers were disbanded and then a new group of Avengers were formed. Why are all the old Avengers showing up now all of a sudden? I guess I can buy that this recent tragedy brought them together, but it was also tragedy that made them all leave.

Next, is the outrage of the American citizens. The whole thing feels contrived to me. On the east coast, where this is all taking place, most Americans are liberal, peace-niks. It is middle America, where most conservative Americans reside, that I would believe to be more upset about something like this. Instead, we are led to believe that a bunch of club-goers beat the crap out of Johnny Storm and call him a 'baby killer' because he is a superhero? These people would probably be mostly college students. When has this ever happened? I am not buying it.

Immediately after that, we see the heroes all together discussing the current events. In the last 3 issues of Amazing Spider-man, Tony Stark travels to Washington to convince the Senate not to enact a superhero registration act. Now we find out he is in favor of it. What is going on here? I find this again hard to believe.

The second part is where it gets good. Now we see Captain America taking on Shield after they try to force him to arrest superheroes that defy the government. To me, this was totally believable, and the ensuing action sequence is great. This redeemed the story for me.

Finally, I won't spoil the last page, but if you read it, you will know what I am referring to. This to me is only more confusing, and it seems like something fishy is going on here.

Initially, I wasn't going to buy this book, but once I found out Mark Millar was writing it, I broke down and signed up. There are several things that annoy me but for now I am going to read it all the way through. I don't plan on buying any of the other 20 tie-ins though, except for Spider-man, Wolverine and New Avengers, which I normally read anyway.

If you are thinking about picking up Civil War, you probably should. Even with all the problems, the important events taking place in this storyline will have huge effects in the Marvel universe. Therefore, I think it is too important to pass up.

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Marvel Legends Sentry Variant Found

So now there is another Sentry variant to look out for. Some people have reported finding a Sentry paint variant, where the yellow and blue of the Sentry's outfit appear much brighter. The paint variant is showing up for both the regular Sentry and the long haired, bearded chase version. A friend of mine actually found both versions of this new variant for me. You can see pictures of the Yellow Sentry variant at action-figure.com.

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