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Hot Toys is SNEAKY with their very limited new Iron Man figure!

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With its built-in cloaking system, the Mark XV “Sneaky” armor is among the most unique armors in Tony Stark’s “House Party Protocol” in Iron Man 3. Today Sideshow has put up for order Hot Toys’ special inspired take on the armor, livening up the original’s cool dark gray color scheme to give it the Iron Man classic red-and-gold finish which first appeared in the Iron Man 3 concept art of this armor.

The Retro Armor Version of the 1/6th scale Mark XV collectible figure has the same sleek form factor as the movie version, but is given the iconic red-and-gold Iron Man coloration with newly painted and electroplated parts to mimic the original concept art design. This figure features a meticulously crafted armor equipped with LED light-up functions on eyes, arc reactor and repulsors, the unique asymmetrical forearm design, plus a specially designed dynamic figure stand and gold colored name plate.

Only available in selected markets, this exclusive Mark XV 1/6th scale figure is sure to sell out fast but it is available right now on Sideshow’s site!

The House Party can’t start without Sneaky!

 

Hot Toys – MMS396Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Sneaky Mark XV (Retro Armor Version) Collectible Figure Specification (Hot Toys Exclusive)
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Special features of the 1/6th scale Sneaky Mark XV (Retro Armor Version) Collectible Figure:

–       Based on the construction of Sneaky (Mark XV) from Iron Man 3

–       Red-and-gold painted and electroplated armor emulating the original concept art design:

n   Multiple layers and shades of red colored painting on armor

n   Five (5) gold chrome armor parts throughout the body

–       Approximately 31 cm tall

–       Over 30 points of articulations

–       LED-lighted eyes and circular-shaped arc reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)

–       LED-lighted left forearm (battery operated)

–       Asymmetrical forearm design

–       Removable chest armor to reveal interior mechanical design

–       Shin armor can be opened to reveal interior mechanical design

–       Three (3) pairs of interchangeable hands including:

–       One (1) pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of repulsor-firing hands (white light, battery operated)

–       Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys is SNEAKY with their very limited new Iron Man figure!

NOW LIVE – Hasbro’s SDCC 2016 Exclusive Toys

SDCC exclusives 2016Up for order right now are Hasbro’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive toys!

If you want them, read the rest of this article later.  Go now to Hasbro’s order page and try to get yours!

Hasbro updated their Hasbro Toy Shop site in the early hours of Aug 9, 2016 listing all the SDCC exclusive toys that are now available.  They listed them as “Out of Stock” so orders were held until the allotted time.  Many of our listeners let us know they thought they had missed out on this sale and have already gone to eBay.

But now the items are online!  Up for sale are:

Star Wars:

  • Black Series 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack  Sold Out at 10:22 am CST
  • Black Series 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack Sold Out at 10:49 am CST
  • Black Series 6-Inch Sergeant Jyn Erso Pack  Sold Out at 10:10 am CST

Marvel:

  • The Collector’s Vault 3.75-inch Legends Figure Set (with Howard the Duck!!)
  • The Raft 6-inch Legends Figure Set  Sold Out at 12:50pm CST

Transformers

  • Generations Titans Return Titan Force Set
  • Generation Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus (Convention Edition)
  • Evolution Soundwave (Convention Exclusive Featuring Tablet Mode)

Other

  • My Little Pony DIscord and Fluttershy Set
  • Micronauts Comic Con Set
  • Visionaries: Knight of the Magical Light Mighty Muggs
  • Magic the Gathering 20166 SDCC Exclusive Set
  • Yo-Kai Watch Jewelnyan

 

So hurry to Hasbro Toy Shop and get your orders in fast! Some of these products (Magic the Gathering, all 3 Star Wars figures, and the 6-Inch Marvel Legends set for sure) won’t last long!

 

Good Luck

August 9, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NOW LIVE – Hasbro’s SDCC 2016 Exclusive Toys

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusives – Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero and Iron Man Mark VI Die Cast

Hot Toys has added 2 more Iron Man figures to their roster today–but they may not stick around for long!

First is the Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero armor.  Being a regional exclusive, this one will be the first to sell out.  Official image and text below:

 

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The Iron Man Mark VII has been a favorite armor among Iron Man fans as many collectors have sought after the original sixth scale Mark VII and Hot Toys’ originally designed Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figures since their debut.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to introduce yet another original take on this iconic armor by presenting the new sixth scale Mark VII (Sub-Zero Version) Collectible Figure!

The Sub-Zero version Mark VII’s design is inspired by the concept of Tony Stark creating a specialized armor for carrying out missions in the frigid zones with its color scheme acting as camouflage to conceal itself in areas filled with heavy snow.

The Mark VII (Sub-Zero Version) Collectible Figure is only available exclusively in selected markets and features multiple layers and various shades of white and light gray colors on armor with white carbon-fiber like designs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed white colored dynamic figure stand.

This extremely stylish Sub-Zero version Mark VII collectible figure will be an excellent addition to your Iron Man collection!

 

You can pre-order the Sub-Zero Iron Man Mark VII now at Sideshow Collectibles.

 

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Second is a new version of The Avengers‘ Iron Man Mark VI, now with a die-cast body and new accessories.  And the exclusive edition comes with a separate Iron Man helmet with light-up features.

The official description is:

Many fans have considered the Iron Man Mark VI one of their favorite Iron Man suits that Tony Stark has used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Featuring an all-new arc reactor core and new triangular shape design, the Mark VI is able to fend off Hammer Drones and withstand the powerful lightning strikes from the mighty Thor! Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to revisit this fan-favorite suit and officially introduce the brand new sixth scale collectible figure of Mark VI as seen in Marvel’s The Avengers for the MMS Diecast Series!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is made of diecast material, and crafted with phenomenal details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!

The over 32cm tall diecast figure has an array of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design with fully enhanced articulations, specially applied metallic painting on armor, interchangeable weapons and battle damaged armor parts, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, lower chest and forearms, and a specially designed LED light-up Stark Tower-themed figure stand.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to have this new Mark VI in your Iron Man collection!

 

Pre-Order the Die Cast Iron Man Mark VI Now at Sideshow Collectibles

July 27, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusives – Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero and Iron Man Mark VI Die Cast

CIVIL WAR: Choose your side – VOD on 9/2 or Blu-Ray on 9/13!

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Captain America: Civil War comes home! Video on Demand Sep 2, Blu-Ray Sep 13!

The year’s best action film, Captain America: Civil War has a release date set. The question is: can your home theater handle all the heroes on screen?

Featuring Captain America and Iron Man, along with Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Falcon, Vision, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, War Machine, and more, this is the biggest super-hero movie ever and it’s coming to your home!

A 3-D Blu-Ray deluxe set will be released, alongside a regular Blu-Ray.  Bonus features include a commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” – a two-part making-of documentary, deleted and extended scenes, and more!

Hear Now Playing Podcast’s full review of the movie, then head to Amazon.com now and get your pre-order in!

The full press release about Civil War is below.

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2016 — Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

 

When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

 

Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the MCU: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

 

More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.

 

 

Bonus features include*:

DIGITAL HD/3D & BLU-RAY:

  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  • Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.

 

  • Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

  • Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.

 

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of “Captain America: Civil War.”
  • Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.

 

  • Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

 

*Bonus features may vary by retailer. The DVD does not include any bonus materials.

 

The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War.  In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that escalates into an all-out feud.  Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout. Pick a side in this spectacular adventure, packed with mind-blowing action, suspense and exclusive bonus content!

 

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Emmy® Award-winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige, p.g.a. is the producer of the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):

Product SKUs:                                   Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD/3D/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+Digital HD), Blu-ray, DVD (no bonus) and On-Demand

Feature Run Time:                                            Approximately 147 minutes

Rating:                                                                                                       PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

Aspect Ratio:                                                                         Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

                                                                                                                     DVD = 2.39:1

Audio:                                                  Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

Languages/Subtitles:                     English SDH, French & Spanish

June 30, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CIVIL WAR: Choose your side – VOD on 9/2 or Blu-Ray on 9/13!

Ranking The Avengers Movies Before CIVIL WAR

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Captain America: Civil War is released in theaters today. This first film in “Phase 3” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a huge character roster.  Its spotlight scene in trailers and marketing show over a dozen Marvel characters on screen duking it out.  With Iron Man, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, and a full Avengers roster, Civil War feels less like a third Captain America movie, and more like the culmination of everything that has come before.

In preparation for this superhero “Monster Mash” here is a recap of the first two phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranked from worst to best!

Let’s Get Started!

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May 6, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Mk 46 from Civil War

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Today, #TeamIronMan gets love from Hot Toys.  Up for pre-order now is the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Tony Stark’s new Iron Man armor – the Mark XLVI to the Hot Toys MMS Diecast series which the collectible figure is made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film.

The highly-accurate Mark XLVI collectible figure is greatly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Mark XLVI in Captain America: Civil War. It features a newly sculpted Tony Stark head sculpt, an interchangeable helmeted head, sophistically  developed sleek and streamline designed armor, 28 LED light-up points throughout the body, specially applied metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor, real-like thrust fire accessories, the helmet of Captain America, and a specially designed debris diorama figure stand.

Do not pass up on the opportunity to add the leader of Team Iron Man to your prized collection!

Check out the gallery below and get your order in now!

Hot Toys – MMS353D16 – Captain America: Civil War – 1/6th scale Mark XLVI Collectible Figure Specification
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The 1/6th scale Mark XLVI Collectible features:

  • –       Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark XLVI in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Newly sculpted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movie
  • –       Alternate helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Approximately 32 cm tall
  • –       Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on the sleek and streamline Mark XLVI armor design
  • –       Contains diecast material
  • –       28 LED light-up points throughout parts of the armor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Chest armor can be detached to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Interchangeable shoulder armor (regular, missile firing)
  • –       Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor
  • –       Four (4) pairs of interchangeable hands including:
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of battle palms with light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of hands with real-like thrust fire effect
  • –       Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement

 

Accessories:

  • –       One (1) 1/6th scale Captain America helmet
  • –       Two (2) real-like thrust fire accessories attachable to the feet of the figure
  • –       Debris diorama figure stand with with Mark XLVI nameplate and the movie logo

 

 

April 18, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Mk 46 from Civil War

UPDATE: Hot Toys MOVIE PROMO Captain America on WAITLIST!

UPDATE:  The Movie Promo Captain America is now on Wait List, less than 48 hours after going up for order.  If you want this figure, the best chance is to get on the list fast.  

I said this item would sell out fast and it has.  Get on the list now and cross your fingers.  Good luck!

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If you’re #TeamCap you will want to hurry to Sideshow Collectibles! The new Movie Promo figure is up for pre-order:  Captain America – Battling Version.   These Movie Promo edition figures are very limited and usually sell out fast, demanding top dollar on the secondary market.  With Civil War just a couple weeks away, it’s a sure bet this won’t be in stock for long!

Also up for pre-order is another member of #TeamCap — Scarlet Witch!  But this is Wanda from Age of Ultron in her badass “New Avengers” outfit worn at the film’s final scene.

Keep your Avengers team growing with these two new figures…but if you can only order one, trust me…get the Cap.

The specs on these figures:

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The 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –   Authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: Civil War
  • –   One (1) Captain America helmeted head sculpt
  • –   One (1) newly painted un-helmeted head sculpt
  • –   Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –   Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations which naturally portray Captain America’s muscular body in the film
  • –   Specially applied battle weathering effects on costume
  • –   Approximately 31 cm tall
  • –   Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
  • –   One (1) pair of fists
  • –   One (1) pair of shield holding palms
  • –   One (1) shield throwing right palm
  • –   One (1) shield catching left palm
  • –   One (1) finger pointing right palm
  • –   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –   One (1) newly tailored Captain America suit with star emblem and red and white patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of newly tailored blue embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pads, and red trims
  • –   One (1) pair of fabric coated elbow pads
  • –   One (1) pair of fabric coated knee pads
  • –   One (1) brown leather-like back shield holder and body strap
  • –   One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
  • –   One (1) pair of black boots

Weapon:

  • –   One (1) metal circular red and blue Captain America shield with scratch-like marks and weathering effects

 

Accessories:

  • –   One (1) broken Crossbones helmet
  • –   Debris diorama base with Captain America nameplate and movie logo

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The 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch (New Avengers version) Collectible Figure features:

  • –      Authentic and detailed likeness of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • –      Head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, new makeup application, and long curly light-brown real fabric hair implantation
  • –      Body with over 28 points of articulations
  • –      Approximately 28 cm tall
  • –      Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
  • –      One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –      One (1) pair of hands with red translucent fingertips for power-using effects accessories
  • –      One (1) gesturing left hand with red translucent fingertips
  • –      One (1) gesturing right hand with red translucent fingertips
  • –      Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • Costume :
  • –      One (1) red colored leather-like long jacket
  • –      One (1) pair of black leather-like pants
  • –      One (1) pair of black boots with red colored highlights

 

  • Accessories:
  • –      One (1) pair of long gloves
  • –      Two (2) power-using effects accessories
  • –      Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand with Scarlet Witch nameplate and the movie logo

Check out the photo galleries below, then order now at Sideshow Collectibles’ site–the only place you can get these two figures!

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE: Hot Toys MOVIE PROMO Captain America on WAITLIST!

Marvel Madness — And the Winner Is……

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What a March Marvel Madness it has been! We started with 32 heroes plucked from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including films, TV shows, and Netflix. 29 single-elimination matches took place with you deciding the results in each case! Sure, you could have voted Howard the Duck beats Hulk, but the voters seemed to keep to the reality defined by the Marvel media.

There were close matches, like when Luke Cage beat Winter Soldier by 1 vote. And there were landslides, like when Hulk smashed Deathlok. But throughout there were fun match-ups that pitted friend vs friend. The full bracket with results is above.

And the end result came down to the two strongest heroes — Hulk vs Thor for the championship! And the contest wasn’t even close.  With 68% of the vote, the winner is……..

Hulk Wins

 

Hulk smashed his way through Deathlok, Black Panther, Iron Man, Punisher, and Thor to become the 2016 Marvel March Madness Champion! This green golliath truly was unstoppable in this mash-up of heroes! (Perhaps this is why Banner was sent away on a Quinjet in Age of Ultron as Civil War would simply be decided by Hulk).

Thanks from all of us at Now Playing Podcast and Marvelicious Toys to everyone who voted in any and all of these matches.  It was fun for us to see how the results went, and maybe next year we can do it again with new heroes like Dr. Strange, or perhaps with the villains — Iron Monger vs Abomination is a match I’d pay to see!

Finally, a special shout-out to Stephen Finley who wrote out narratives for each of the matches — and more often than not the vote followed his story! He posted several of them in our forums, and they’re a very fun read!

Finally, don’t forget to check NowPlayingPodcast.com in just a few weeks for our review of Captain America: Civil War, and join us biweekly at MarveliciousToys.com for the latest Marvel toy collecting news and reviews!

Thanks again for taking part, and EXCELSIOR!

See all the details of the Marvel Madness Infinity Gauntlet and download your bracket sheet

Hear all the Marvel Movies discussed at NowPlayingPodcast.com

Love Marvel Toys? Head to MarveliciousToys.com!

April 6, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness — And the Winner Is……

Marvel Madness Finals – Hulk vs Thor

 

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It’s a fight staged again and again.  It was in the first Avengers movie, and in countless comics. Now the two strongest Avengers are the finalists in March Marvel Madness. It’s Hulk vs Thor for the championship!

Both proved worthy competitors as they defeated every fight they had.  You can see the full result bracket of March Marvel Madness below:

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Who will win it all?  You decide so vote now!

 

 

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See all the details of the Marvel Madness Infinity Gauntlet and download your bracket sheet

Hear all the Marvel Movies discussed at NowPlayingPodcast.com

Love Marvel Toys? Head to MarveliciousToys.com!

April 5, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ant-Man from Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

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With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being divided over the rising concern of collateral damage caused by the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, fans will finally witness the epic showdown between Captain America and Iron Man when the two heroes hold different views on the system of accountability to oversee the Avengers.

Today Hot Toys put up for pre-order the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of newest supporter of Team Captain America, the size-shifting hero, Ant-Man!

The movie-accurate Ant-Man collectible figure is specially crafted based on the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in the movie, an interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up function, meticulously tailored new Ant-Man suit, an Ant-Man miniature figure, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.

 

Hot Toys – MMS362 – Captain America: Civil War 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

The 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure features:

  • – Newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in the movie
  • – New Interchangeable Ant-Man helmet with LED light-up function (battery operated)
  • – Approximately 30 cm tall
  • – Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • – One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • – One (1) pair of fists
  • – One (1) pair of gesturing hands
  • – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • – One (1) new specially tailored black, red, and grey Ant-Man suit with embossed patterns and silver trims
  • – One (1) pair of silver colored gauntlet
  • – One (1) pair of black boots

Accessories:

  • – One (1) miniature Ant-Man (Approximately 2.8cm tall)
  • – Captain America: Civil War themed Team Captain America figure stand with character’s nameplate and the movie logo

 

Release date: Q3 – Q4, 2016

Don’t pass up on the opportunity to add the latest Ant-Man collectible figure in your collection.

April 4, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ant-Man from Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

Marvel Madness Final 4 – Captain America vs Thor

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HVhSwThor, God of Thunder, has hammered through victory after victory, earning his spot in the Marvel Madness Final Four! He splintered Groot in the first round. His hammer bested Gamora’s blade in the Sweet Sixteen. He even proved more worthy than Vision, defeating the android in the Elite Eight.  Can Thor fly fast enough to take it all?

He’s facing daring competition in this round–Captain America! Daredevil proved no match against the Star Spangled Avenger, and Jessica Jones fared little better. Even when up against Spider-Man in the Elite Eight, The First Avenger won.

Who makes it into the finals, and who goes home battered and bruised?  You decide so vote now!

 

 

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See all the details of the Marvel Madness Infinity Gauntlet and download your bracket sheet

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April 4, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Spider-Man vs Captain America

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Spider-Man was tougher than Power Man and became one of the Marvel Madness Elite 8.  Meanwhile, Cage’s wife fared even worse when up against Captain America.

Now it’s Winghead vs. Web-head to advance to the Final Four.  We know Spidey is #TeamIronMan and, well, Cap is #TeamCap. But who wins when they go head to head?

Vote now to choose!

 

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Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Punisher vs Black Widow

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The Punisher easily outgunned Hawkeye to advance to the Elite 8. And Black Widow defeated every other S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to enter this round.  But now can Natasha’s fighting skills and widow’s sting compete against The Punisher’s military training and endless supply of guns?  Vote now to choose!

 

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Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Vision vs Thor

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Hulk was the first hero in March Marvel Madness’ Elite 8, having little more trouble beating Black Panther than he did Deathlok. Meanwhile, in a battle of the armored Avengers, Iron Man came out on top.

Now Hulk and Iron Man face off in the first match of the Elite 8. Who makes it to the Final 4? Vote now to choose!

 

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April 1, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Hulk vs Iron Man!

R3M1 - Iron Man vs Hulk

 

Hulk was the first hero in March Marvel Madness’ Elite 8, having little more trouble beating Black Panther than he did Deathlok. Meanwhile, in a battle of the armored Avengers, Iron Man came out on top.

Now Hulk and Iron Man face off in the first match of the Elite 8. Who makes it to the Final 4? Vote now to choose!

 

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April 1, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Hulk vs Iron Man!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Civil War!

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In the epic blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be divided when fans’ favorite heroes are taking two different sides when the government is becoming concern with collateral damage caused by the Avengers and planning to install a system of accountability to oversee and direct the Avengers.

Today Hot Toys put up for pre-order the next 1/6th scale collectible figure of a Team Captain America member – Falcon!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Anthony Mackie as Falcon in the movie. It features a newly painted head sculpt, a highly detailed and specially tailored costume, flight backpack, newly designed wings with enhanced articulations, a Redwing drone, and a dynamic figure stand ideal for flight poses.

Support Team Captain America by adding the new Falcon collectible figure to your collection today.

Please kindly find the attached photos and spec below for your reference.
Hot Toys – MMS361 – Captain America: Civil War – 1/6th scaleFalcon Collectible Figure Specification

~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Falcon Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –       Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Anthony Mackie as Falcon in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –       Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • –       Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –       Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –       One (1) pair of hands for holding weapons
  • –       One (1) pair of hands for holding wings
  • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –       One (1) specially tailored dark grey and red colored Falcon flight suit
  • –       One (1) grey colored t-shirt
  • –       One (1) pair of dark grey and red colored gauntlets
  • –       One (1) pair of black and dark grey colored boots with mechanical details

 

Weapons:

  • –       One (1) submachine gun
  • –       One (1) submachine gun on left forearm

 

Accessories:

  • –       One (1) flight backpack
  • –       One (1) pair of interchangeable newly designed attachable fully spread wings with enhanced articulations
  • –       One (1) articulated Redwing drone attachable to flight backpack
  • –       One (1) pair of goggles
  • –       Diamond-shaped dynamic figure stand with Falcon nameplate and the movie logo

 

 

 

 

 

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Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 8 – Jessica Jones vs Captain America

R2M8 - Captain America vs Jessica Jones

 

Jessica Jones scored a narrow victory over Quicksilver, advancing to March Marvel Madness’ Sweet 16. Meanwhile Captain America obliterated his competitor Daredevil.  Can Jessica Jones succeed where her Netflix brother failed? You pick in the final match of the Sweet 16 fights! Then come back tomorrow for the Elite 8!

 

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Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 7 – Agent Coulson vs Black Widow

R2M7 - Coulson vs Black Widow

There seems to be a lot of in-fighting at SHIELD these days. Is Hydra involved? Either way, Agent Coulson easily defeated Agent 13, and Black Widow used extreme prejudice to take out SHIELD founder Peggy Carter.

Now Coulson and Black Widow go head to head. Only one Agent of SHIELD is going to advance to March Marvel Madness’ Elite 8. Who will it be? You decide!

 

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Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 6 – Vision vs Rocket Raccoon

R2M6 - Vision vs Rocket Raccoon

 

It turns out 12% of a plan wasn’t enough for Star-Lord to face Rocket, so the short, furry Guardian entered our Sweet 16.  Vision had a much easier time overcoming his opponent Howard the Duck.

Now Vision and Rocket must do battle in what must be the strangest March Marvel Madness match yet! Will Rocket’s weaponry overcome Vision’s density? Vote now!

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Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 5 – Iron Man vs War Machine

R2M5 - War Machine vs Iron Man

 

Both of the Armored Avengers won their Round 1 matches. Iron Man scored an easy victory over Nick Fury, and War Machine clipped Falcon’s wings. But now it’s time for these two friends to face off in March Marvel Madness!


War Machine has a big gun, but is he the big gun? Vote Now!

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Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 4 – Luke Cage vs Spider-Man

R2M4 - Spider-Man vs Luke Cage

 

In his first match Spider-Man had a fight on his hands, narrowly defeating Scarlet Witch to join the March Marvel Madness Sweet 16.  But the vote was even closer when Luke Cage defeated The Winter Soldier by only one vote!

Now Spider-Man and Luke Cage duke it out for a spot in the Elite 8.  In the comics these two hung out quite a bit, but how do their powers compare in combat?  YOU DECIDE! Vote now in the poll below

 

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March 24, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 3 – Punisher vs Hawkeye

R2M3 - Hawkeye vs Punisher

 

In Round 1 Hawkeye barely overcame Elektra, winning by just one vote! The Punisher, however, obliterated Maria Hill with 83%.  Now these two must face off.

How does Hawkeye’s aim and trick arrows compare to The Punisher’s arsenal and war experience?  Tell us in the poll below!

 

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March 24, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 2 – Gamora vs Thor

R2M2 - Gamora vs Thor

 

Two Guardians of the Galaxy were eliminated in Round 1 of March Marvel Madness.  Drax the Destroyer put up a fight and got 44% of the vote, but it wasn’t enough to beat Gamora.  Meanwhile, Groot splinted under the might of Thor’s hammer.

Now these two alien beings face off. Can Gamora’s training under Thanos help her best the son of Odin? You decide!

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March 23, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 1 – Black Panther vs Hulk

R2M1 - Black Panther vs Hulk

 

Hulk easily smashed Deathlok, getting 94% of the votes, to progress to our Sweet 16. Meanwhile, Black Panther narrowly defeated Ant-Man. Now the two face off. Will Hulk SMASH puny Panther, or will T’Challa’s superhuman strength and agility give him the edge? Vote now to decide!

 

 

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March 23, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The March Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Are Chosen!

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The Sweet 16 Heroes of March Marvel Madness have been selected!

The competition started March 15. Each day two pairs of heroes were plucked from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and competed head to head.  Marvel fans across the globe voted at VenganzaMedia.com and from the 32 contestants, 16 winners were chosen.

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Now those winners go head to head, the victors advancing to the Elite 8, and you decide the results!

Each day at 1pm EDT from March 23rd through March 26th two more face-offs will be posted.  The matches will be:

March 23: Black Panther vs Hulk

March 23: Gamora vs Thor

March 24: Hawkeye vs Punisher

March 24: Spider-Man vs Luke Cage

March 25: War Machine vs Iron Man

March 25: Vision vs Rocket Raccoon

March 26: Agent Phil Coulson vs Black Widow

March 26: Captain America vs Jessica Jones

Come back to VenganzaMedia.com each day to vote for the winner! The victors advance to our March Marvel Madness Elite 8. Then, starting March 27, one match will be posted per day until only one Marvel champion remains!

 

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March 23, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The March Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Are Chosen!

Marvel Madness Match 16 – Captain America vs Daredevil

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It’s the final fight in March Marvel Madness’ first round, and two heavy hitters collide! Can Captain America’s shield and strength overcome Daredevil’s heightened senses and reflexes? It’s a Spring ’16 battle of big screen vs small, and you decide the winner!

 

Then come back tomorrow as we start our Sweet 16 matches!

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March 22, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Match 16 – Captain America vs Daredevil

Marvel Madness Match 15 – Agent 13 vs Agent Coulson

SpaceStoneR1M15 - Agent 13 vs Coulson

 

Despite both being Agents under the command of Nick Fury, we’ve never seen Agent Sharon Carter and Agent Phil Coulson together. But one has gone on to be the Director of newly reformed S.H.I.E.L.D. and the other is joining #TeamCap for a Civil War.  But if they went head to head, would experience overcome agility? You decide!

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Marvel Madness Match 14 – Rocket Raccoon vs Star-Lord!

SpaceStoneR1M14 - Rocket Raccoon vs Star-Lord

 

Two galactic Guardians go head to head in a winner takes-all deathmatch! YOU decide if Star-Lord’s 12% of a plan can overcome Rocket’s weaponry!

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March 21, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Match 14 – Rocket Raccoon vs Star-Lord!

Marvel Madness Match 13 – Nick Fury vs Iron Man!

SpaceStoneR1M13 - Nick Fury vs Iron Man

 

Nick Fury has years of training and combat experience.  Iron Man has attitude and a really cool suit.  Can the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. overcome the Iron Avenger? You decide!

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March 21, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Match 13 – Nick Fury vs Iron Man!

Marvel Madness Match 12 – Jessica Jones vs Quicksilver!

SpaceStoneR1M12 - Jessica Jones vs Quicksilver

 

Jessica Jones and Quicksilver both started as normal people, but experiments turned them into superheroes. But can Jones’ strength overcome Quicksilver’s speed? You decide!

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March 20, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 11 – Agent Carter vs Black Widow

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Both women are highly trained operatives, skilled in combat and undercover infiltration. But when these two secret agents battle it out, who comes out on top — Agent Peggy Carter or the Black Widow?

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Marvel Madness Match 10 – Howard the Duck vs Vision!

SpaceStoneR1M10 - Howard the Duck vs Vision

 

This may seem like an unfair fight — after all, what chance does an Infinity Gem powered android stand against an anthropomorphic water fowl? But both had encounters with infinity stones, and Howard is a master of Quack-Fu. And you get to decide which of them progresses to the Marvel Madness Sweet Sixteen!

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March 19, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Match 9 – Falcon vs War Machine!

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Never in Marvel Madness history have we had such equal opponents. These super sidekicks both have military histories, and their powered suits got them roles in the Avengers! But Falcon is #TeamCap and War Machine is #TeamStark so one has to fall. Can the “big gun’s” fight overcome Falcon’s flight?

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March 19, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Match 8 – Scarlet Witch vs Spider-Man!

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Can webs and wits win over a witch with hex powers? Vote now to see which Avenger comes out on top!

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March 18, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 7 – Elektra vs Hawkeye!

SpaceStoneR1M7 - Elektra vs Hawkeye

 

Hawkeye lost his parents, joined a carnival, and became a master archer.  Elektra lost her parents and became a ninja assassin. But when they go head to head, who will be victorious?

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March 18, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 6 – Thor vs Groot!

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A god versus a Groot — but who is worthy to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of Marvel Madness?

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March 17, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Marvel Madness Match 5 – Deathlok vs The Hulk!

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It’s brawn versus tech in today’s match! Who wins and gets to advance to the Sweet Sixteen — The Hulk or Deathlok?

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March 17, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye #TeamCap

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Following the release of the latest trailer of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, fans around the world are getting more and more excited for this epic battle between their favorite heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Today, Hot Toys continues their waves of high-end collectible figures based on this highly anticipated film and officially present the new 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Hawkeye Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War. It features a newly painted head sculpt, a brand new costume with asymmetrical sleeves design, Hawkeye’s iconic bow and arrows, a specially sculpted interchangeable arrowhead with miniature Ant-Man, a pistol and dagger, and Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.

Don’t miss the chance to add this master marksman of Team Captain America in your collection today!

 

The Hot Toys MMS358 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure features:

  • –       Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –       Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • –       Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –       Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands with gloved right hand and finger tabs on left hand including:
  • –       One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –       One (1) right hand for holding bow
  • –       One (1) right hand for holding dagger
  • –       One (1) left hand for holding pistol
  • –       Two (2) left hands of different styles for holding arrow
  • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –       One (1) specially tailored dark blue and dark purple-colored suit with asymmetrical sleeves design
  • –       One (1) pair of dark navy blue pants with belt on waist and straps on thighs
  • –       One (1) pair of black boots with dagger sheath on right boot

Weapons:

  • –       One (1) black colored bow
  • –       One (1) dagger
  • –       One (1) pistol
  • –       One (1) specially sculpted interchangeable arrowhead with miniature Ant-Man on top
  • –       Eleven (11) interchangeable arrowheads of different styles
  • –       Sixteen (16) individual arrows

 

  • Accessories:
  • –       One (1) quiver
  • –       One (1) pair of sunglasses
  • –       Captain America: Civil War themed Team Captain America figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

 

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Marvel Madness Match 4 – Winter Soldier vs Luke Cage!

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They were once normal humans until science made them something more. But who wins this battle — Luke Cage or The Winter Soldier?

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March 16, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 3 – Maria Hill vs The Punisher!

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Vigilante justice or teamwork and leadership? Who wins when these two draw their guns — The Punisher or Maria Hill?

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March 16, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 1 – Ant Man vs Black Panther!

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Our contest begins with our first match in the MIND STONE division!  Which of these animalistic heroes will rule the day — Black Panther or Ant-Man?

 

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March 15, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marvel Madness Match 2 – Drax the Destroyer vs Gamora!

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Our second challenge for today pits two Guardians against each other! Who will win the first match in the SPACE STONE division — Gamora or Drax?

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March 15, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

March Marvel Madness Will Prove Which Hero is Mightiest

Marvel-Madness-logo-largeSince the dawn of heroes, fans worldwide have speculated about who would win a head-to-head match…

“Captain America would win a fight with Daredevil!”

“Hulk would win a fight with Iron Man!”

“Howard the Duck would win a fight with Vision!”

Now, you get the final word.

It’s bigger than Civil War! It’s bigger than Secret Wars! It’s Venganza Media’s Marvel Madness!

We’re pitting the stars of Marvel’s cinematic and television universes against each other in a bracket battle for the ages, and YOU will decide the victor! Fill out your bracket, choose the winners, and vote here on the Venganza Media Gazette. As heroes fall, the field of 32 will be whittled down until the champion is crowned on April 4.

2016 Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Madness BracketDownload Your Bracket

Post your bracket at the Marvelicious Toys and Now Playing Podcast Facebook pages, and tell everyone why you think Maria Hill will win it all! Really, if you’ve got Hill going No. 1 we must know why.

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN!

Today’s Matches:

Winter Soldier vs Luke Cage

Maria Hill vs The Punisher

March 15, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on March Marvel Madness Will Prove Which Hero is Mightiest

Pre-Order Alert: Drax the Destroyer from Hot Toys

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I like your figure. I’m keeping it.

Two years ago Hot Toys released their Guardians of the Galaxy figures. Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax were put up for pre-order shortly after the film’s 2014 release…but the question remained “Where’s Drax?”  He was shown at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014, but no orders were available, and questions to Hot Toys went unanswered.

People started to fear Drax would never come, put in the same category as the X-Men: First Class Magneto and Charles Xavier, and a handful of other never-released figures (Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Rhino will hopefully be added to that list).

But now Guardians fans can stop worrying! The Drax MMS Sixth Scale figure is now up for order!

The movie-accurate Drax collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Dave Bautista in the film, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, a newly developed muscular body with detailed sculpture of the character’s iconic tattoos, two styles of interchangeable pants, two blades, a rocket launcher, and a Guardians of the Galaxy themed figure stand.

Guardians of the Galaxy fans, don’t let the chance to own this collectible figure fly over your head.

The full specs for the piece are:

Hot Toys – MMS355 – Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Drax Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Drax Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –   Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • –   Highly detailed facial expression with wrinkles, and tattoos
  • –   Newly developed muscular body with over 26 points of articulations and detailed sculpture of the character’s distinctive tattoos
  • –   Specially applied painting on skin and tattoos
  • –   Approximately 32 cm tall
  • –   Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
  • –   One (1) pair of fists
  • –   One (1) pair of hands for holding blades
  • –   One (1) pair of open hands
  • –   One (1) right hand for holding rocket launcher
  • –   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –   One (1) pair of dark gray pants with detailed patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of interchangeable red colored Ravagers pants with detailed patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of black boots with blade sheath

 

Weapons:

  • –   One (1) rocket launcher
  • –   Two (2) blades

 

Accessory:

  • –   Specially designed figure stand with Drax nameplate and the movie logo

 

So what are you waiting for? You! Man who has lain with an Askervarian! Get to Sideshow’s site and order now!

 

March 1, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Drax the Destroyer from Hot Toys

Diamond Select Toys Gives A Preview of Toy Fair Releases

Toy Fair61RsgPK9piL._SL1001_ 2016 is still 2 days away, but Diamond Select Toys has already given a preview of some new things they’ll have on display!

For Marvel Select collectors, no news may be more welcome than the confirmation of a rerelease of the Carnage Select action figure. This detailed figure barely showed up in comic stores, and has spiked as high as $80 on eBay! Now this 8-inch figure is coming back, giving you an extra chance to grab him.  Carnage has 16 points of articulation, three interchangeable heads, swappable weapon hands, and removable tendrils that let you customize your figure’s appearance.  He will retail for $24.99.

In addition to that welcome reissue, Diamond also announced new Marvel products in their Statue, PVC, and Minimates line:

Marvel Gallery Spider-Gwen 9” PVC Figure

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A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now part of one of its most exciting new collectible lines! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets the Gallery treatment with this 9-inch scale static PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

PVC Figure       SRP: $45.00

 

Marvel Minimates Series 67 Civil War 2-Packs Asst.

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A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for Round 2! The action of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War continues with a second assortment of Minimates mini-figures based on the film! In this next batch of two-packs, Battle-Damaged Captain America takes on Battle-Damaged Iron Man, Black Widow meets Crossbones, Agent 13 faces an evil Thug and a rare, one-per-case variant set pairs Secretary Ross with another Thug! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum!

2-Pack  SRP: $9.99/ea.

 

Marvel Premier Collection Rogue 12” Resin Statue

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A Diamond Select Toys release! This is the statue you’ve been waitin’ for, shugah! The Marvel Premier Collection continues its tour of the icons of the Marvel Universe with this statue of the X-Men’s Southern belle, Rogue! Depicted in mid-flight, the power-stealing sweetheart is wearing her fan-favorite 1990s yellow-and-green costume, with leather jacket, and measures approximately 12” tall. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this numbered resin statue is packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

Statue   SRP: $150.00

 

All these items and more will be on display to wholesale buyers and press at New York’s Toy Fair International! Stay tuned to Marvelicious Toys, as well as our Facebook and Twitter feeds, for all the updates right from the show!

February 11, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Diamond Select Toys Gives A Preview of Toy Fair Releases

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Gamora Premium Format Figure

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Up for order right now is Sideshow Collectibles’ exclusive Gamora Premium Format Figure!

This newest statue features this Guardian of the Galaxy in her white battle armor, decorated with gold skulls, a hooded cloak, and a belt.

Both the regular and exclusive version come with Gamora’s God Slayer sword, but the exclusive also has a swap-out hand with Gamora holding a tactical knife.

This item is slated to ship in early 2017–right about when the hype for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be at its apex. So you know this is going to be sold out and have a high secondary value when it ships.

Don’t delay, order your Gamora Premium Format Figure now at Sideshow Collectibles!

February 11, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Gamora Premium Format Figure

Hot Toys get SNEAKY With latest Iron Man Figure

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Hot Toys has gotten Sneaky with their newest Iron Man figure.

As seen in Iron Man III this Mark XV armor was work very briefly by Tony Stark during his final battle against Aldrich Killian. It was also one of the suits seen when the Iron Legion showed up for that fight.
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Per the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray, the Mark XV is a Stealth Armor Prototype Upgrade with Sonic Dampening Thrusters and Reto-Reflective Coating which adapts the suit’s tint to the surrounding environment for stealth capabilities.:

The Hot Toys collectible figure of Sneaky stands just over 12-inches tall. It features the meticulously crafted armor that captures the suit’s unique and original design, specially applied bluish-black and silver painting on armor with decals and weathering effects throughout whole body, LED light-up functions on eyes, arc reactor, repulsors, and left forearm, and a dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.
Hot Toys – MMS348 – Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Sneaky (Mark XV) ~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~


The 1/6th scale Sneaky (Mark XV) Collectible Figure’s special features:

  • –       Authentic and detailed likeness of Sneaky (Mark XV) in Iron Man 3
  • –       Bluish-black and silver colored painting with decals and weathering throughout whole armor
  • –       Approximately 31 cm tall
  • –       Over 30 points of articulations
  • –       LED-lighted eyes and circular-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • –       LED-lighted left forearm (battery operated)
  • –       Asymmetrical forearm design
  • –       Removable chest armor to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Shin armor can be opened to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • –       One (1) pair of palms with articulated fingers and light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of repulsor-firing palms (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

                                                                                                                                                         

Accessory:

  • –       One (1) circular figure stage with flexible pole

It is time to add another new member of the “House Party Protocol” to your Iron Man collection today!

 

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys get SNEAKY With latest Iron Man Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast War Machine (from Iron Man 2)

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You have a big gun. You are not “the” big gun.

Tony Stark loves upgrades, having gone through 45 suits of armor in 7 years. And Hot Toys seems to be following suit as they continue their upgrades of armored figures from the first two Iron Man movies.  Next up we get a new entry in Hot Toys’ MMS Diecast Series — War Machine.  And it’s up for order now!

The original War Machine in Iron Man 2 was one of the most iconic Iron Man suits of all time! Its heavily weaponized configuration and powerful militaristic design are beloved by many fans worldwide. This new movie-accurate collectible figure representing this suit is made of diecast material, and crafted with amazing details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!

The over 32cm tall diecast figure has a wide range of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of James Rhodes featuring likeness of Don Cheadle, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and detailed armor design, metallic black and silver colored armor, interchangeable battle damaged armor parts on head, shoulder, chest, and back, articulated back-mounted machine gun, interchangeable battle damaged back-mounted machine gun barrel, hidden compartments on shoulders to reveal weapons, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama figure stand based on the final showdown with Whiplash Mark II in Iron Man 2.

Don’t miss the chance to add this iconic and heavily armed War Machine to your Iron Man collection!

Hot Toys – MMS 331D13 – Iron Man 2 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure Specification ~ Movie Masterpiece Series Diecast ~

The 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure specially features:
–       Authentic and detailed likeness as War Machine in Iron Man 2
–       Newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes
–       Interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light with red lens, battery operated)
–       Movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design
–       Metallic black and silver colored armor
–       Approximately 32.6 cm tall
–       Two styles of interchangeable face masks (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable right shoulder armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of removable chest armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable articulated back boosters (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable shoulder blade armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Chest armor can be removed to reveal interior mechanical design
–       Shin armor parts can be detached to reveal interior mechanical design
–       Over 30 points of articulations
–       Contains diecast material
–       LED lighted Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
–       Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
–       One (1) pair of fists
–       One (1) pair of palms with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
–       One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms (white light, battery operated)
–       Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
–       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Weapons:
–       One (1) articulated back-mounted machine gun
–       One (1) interchangeable battle damaged back-mounted machine gun barrel
–       Hidden compartment can reveal detachable “Ex-Wife” rocket on left shoulder
–       Hidden compartment can reveal mini missiles on right shoulder
–       Sub-machine guns mounted on the arms

Accessory:
–       Specially-designed diorama figure base

 

December 9, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast War Machine (from Iron Man 2)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Iron an Mk XXVI (Gamma) and Jakku Stormtroopers

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Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for order two brand new Hot Toys figures!  Both are the highly sought after Movie Promo Edition exclusives!

First, the Iron Man 3 House Party Protocol continues with the newest armor — the Iron Man Mk XXVI — Gamma Armor.  This heavy construction suit allows Tony to resist extreme temperatures and devastating electrical surges. And it gets its name for its ability to withstand Gamma Radiation (guess Banner could have used one of these).

The figure stands over 13-inches tall, has over 30 points of articulation, and LEG-lit eyes and rectangular arc reactor on the chest.  Plus there are spring-loaded Pneumatic Hammers that light up, and articulated air flaps and waist armor.

Order the Iron Man MK XXVI Now

 

Next, in the Star Wars line, comes the First Order Jakku Stormtrooper.  This white armored troop will be on big screens in 2 weeks, but you can pre-order him now!  The usual First Order Stormtrooper armor is augmented with a heavy artillery vest, a detachable survival backpack, a blaster rifle with an extended stock, and a special Jakku-themed desert figure stand!

The Jakku First Order Stormtrooper is almost 12-inches tall. It has over 30 points of articulation and 8 interchangable hands.

Order the Jakku First Order Stormtrooper Now

Plstar-wars-boba-fett-sixth-scale-silo-21282us yesterday Sideshow also put up for order their own sixth scale Boba Fett figure.  Shipping early in 2016, this 12-inch figure has over 30 points of articulation and an absolute ton of weapons and accessories, including

  • Fabric flight suit and vest with Durapast armor plates
  • Cape
  • Belt with pouches
  • Honor sash
  • Blaster pistol holster
  • Rocket pack
  • Blaster pistol
  • EE-3 Mark I carbine blaster
  • Knee pads
  • Survival knife
  • Sonic beam weapon
  • Anti-Security blade
  • Rocket pack adjustment tool
  • Right and left gauntlets
  • Braided Wookie scalps
  • Interchangeable hands including:
    – Right/Left fists
    – Right/Left C-grip hands
    – Right/Left trigger hands

Order the Sideshow 12-Inch Boba Fett now

 

And finally, for those who want an even bigger Boba, Sideshow and ThinkGeek are giving away a life-sized Boba Fett statue.  Be sure to get your entry in now!

 

December 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Iron an Mk XXVI (Gamma) and Jakku Stormtroopers

Win an exclusive ‘Rampaging Hulk’ statue!

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Courtesy: Entertainment Earth

Even at 9 ½-inches, he’s still a big guy.

Marvelicious Toys has partnered with Entertainment Earth to give one lucky listener an exclusive “Rampaging Hulk” statue by Kotobukiya. Here’s the description from the EE website.

Incredible “Rampaging” Hulk! Jumping off the screen of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and into your collection, the incredible “Rampaging” Hulk is striding forward, ready to smash anyone and anything in his path! This Avengers: Age of Ultron Rampaging Hulk ArtFX Statue – Entertainment Earth Exclusive presents “the other guy’s” look when he was under the spell of the Scarlet Witch, including a lighter green skin tone and lighter purple pants with a darker accent of red streaks. Rampaging Hulk also boasts a darker shade of red in and around his eyes. This one-of-a-kind piece features the high-quality sculpt and dynamic paintwork of Kotobukiya’s ArtFX line. In 1:10 scale it measures roughly 9 1/2-inches tall on a special interlocking diorama base and is made of high-grade PVC.

How to Enter:

To win the exclusive “Rampaging Hulk” just click the link below and enter your Facebook account or email address. The contest runs from 12 a.m. Oct. 14 to 12 a.m. Oct. 19, and the winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. There is no fee for shipping and handling, but entrants must reside in the United States or Canada.

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October 13, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Stealth Armor – Mark III

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In 2012 Hot Toys teased fans with a 1/6 scale Stealth Armor Iron Man.  At San Diego Comic-Con, nestled in between the Iron Man Mark IV Gantry and the Iron Monger sat a shiny blue Iron Man (pictured right).

Speculation ran wild. After dominating the Marvel movie figures was Hot Toys starting to make comic-based characters?

Years passed and that Stealth Armor never materialized…until today!

Now Hot Toys has released their 2015 Summer Exclusive figure, and it’s Iron Man Mark III – Stealth Armor version!

More, this is not the figure they showed back in 2012, but rather a fully upgraded Stealth Armor Iron Man with Hot Toys’ new diecast parts.  The diecast materials give the suit an even more realistic and metallic touch!

Being an exclusive figure, and Iron Man at that, this figure is likely to sell out fast and command top dollar on the secondary market.

The Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figure is greatly detailed and features specially applied two-toned blue and teal color design inspired by the classic Iron Man comics, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a distinctive hologram patterned figure stand.

This collectible figure will surely stand out among your Iron Man collection!
The 1/6th scale Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Iron Man Mark III
  • Specially applied two-toned blue and teal design inspired by the classic Iron Man comics
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 30 points of articulations
  • LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped arc reactor on chest (white light with red lens, battery operated)
  • Removable chest and torso armor
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable shoulder mounted guns
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable countermeasure dispensers
  • One (1) interchangeable torso for three-point landing pose
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light with red lenses, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of battle palms with light-up repulsors (white light with red lenses, battery operated)
  • Fully deployed air flaps with built-in metal flaps at back of the armor
  • Fully deployed air flaps on back of legs
  • Distinctive hologram patterned figure stand with blue colored Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) nameplate and Iron Man logo

 

So what are you waiting for?  This stealthy figure will slip out of stock before you know it, so get your order placed now at Sideshow Collectibles!

September 11, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Stealth Armor – Mark III

Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Blu-Ray Oct 2

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

 

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 GET IT EARLY ON DIGITAL 3D, DIGITAL HD
AND DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE September 8, 2015

 AVAILABLE ON 3D BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY, DVD, DIGITAL SD AND

ON-DEMAND October 2, 2015

Pre-order now at Amazon!

 

Includes Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes, Gag Reel and Audio Commentary

Marvel Studios reunites Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the unprecedented movie event, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Iconic heroes are forced to reassemble and face their most intimidating enemy yet – ULTRON.  Pushed to the brink of their physical and emotional limits, the team must recruit both new heroes and familiar allies to face an escalating danger that threatens the entire planet.

RELEASE DATES:          September 8, 2015 for Digital 3D and Digital HD

October 2, 2015 for Digital SD, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray+Single Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy), Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand

BONUS:                             Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray

  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer                

 DVD:

  • Making-of Featurette

 

FEATURE RUN TIME:   Approximately 141 min.

 

RATINGS:                          PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

 

ASPECT RATIO:              Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD = 1080p High Definition / 2.40:1

 

AUDIO:                       Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

 

LANGUAGES:                 U.S.: English & Spanish

Canada: English, French

 

SUBTITLES:                  English, French & Spanish

July 24, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Blu-Ray Oct 2

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Vision MMS

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One of the biggest highlights of the record-breaking Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is the introduction of the new characters in the film! Originally planned to be the perfect “evolution” for Ultron, the Avengers was able to retrieve the android Vision and made him a valuable ally for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop Ultron from eradicating mankind!

Today, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles have put up for pre-order the humanoid hero that many fans have been waiting for – the 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Vision Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, specially tailored costume and cape, Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, and a specially designed figure stand.

Your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection wouldn’t be complete without the addition of this powerful android!

Hot Toys – MMS296 – Avengers: Age of Ultron: 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure

~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

The 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure specially features:

–       Authentic and detailed likeness of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–       Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features, detailed skin texture, and the Mind Stone

–       Specially applied metallic red-violet skin tone to reflect Vision’s distinctive appearance

–       Approximately 31.5 cm tall

–       Body with over 30 points of articulations

–       Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including:

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of relaxed palms

–       One (1) pair of open palms

–       One (1) pair of palms for holding Mjölnir

–       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

–       One (1) teal colored full body suit with texture and red-violet colored highlights

–       One (1) yellow colored cape with patterns and red-violet highlights

–       One (1) pair of red-violet and gold colored gauntlets

–       One (1) pair of red-violet and gold colored boots

 

Weapon:

–       One (1) Mjölnir

Accessory:

–       Specially-designed figure stand with Vision nameplate and the movie logo

 

Artists:

–       Head Sculpted by Kojun

–       Head Painted by JC. Hong

–       Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

 

Release date:     Q4, 2015 – Q1, 2016

So head to Sideshow Collectibles and get your Vision now!

May 15, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Vision MMS

Keep Arnie awake at The Ultimate Marvel Marathon!

We’ve long suspected that Marvelicious Toys and Now Playing Podcast host Arnie Carvalho gets less sleep than the kids at Westin Hills. So if anyone can survive The Ultimate Marvel Marathon – an 11-film binge of the entire MCU, from Iron Man to Age of Ultron – it’s Arnie.

He’ll take his seat at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas City’s AMC Studio 28, and you can show your support by printing out your own Now Playing Podcast or Marvelicious Toys racing bib!

Follow Arnie on Twitter @TheArnieC and tweet your marathon pics using the hashtags #CrazyArnie and #StayAwakeArnie.

Now Playing Podcast’s Avengers: Age of Ultron review will be released Tuesday, May 5, after Arnie’s had time to recover. By the way, that marathon is sold out. So Arnie’s looking at 29-plus hours in that theater, without a lot of room to stretch. Pray for him.

Print your Marvelicious marathon racing bib!

Print your Marvelicious marathon racing bib!

Print your Now Playing Podcast marathon racing bib!

Print your Now Playing Podcast marathon racing bib!

April 28, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keep Arnie awake at The Ultimate Marvel Marathon!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ultron Mark I MMS Figure

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The much anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will soon hit theaters worldwide, Hot Toys is excited to continue the waves of highly detailed and movie accurate collectible figures from this super blockbuster. In addition to the return of Earth’s mightiest heroes in the sequel, the titular villain Ultron has been a widely discussed character among fans!

Today, Hot Toys and Sideshow have put up for pre-order the Artificial Intelligence that has gone rogue and threaten human existence in the latest movie – the 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I scale Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ultron Mark I in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developedasymmetrical body with complicated mechanical details and cable wires throughout different parts, LED light-up eyes, mouth, and chest reactor, a damaged Iron Legion as an accessory, and a specially designed figure stand!

Expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this menacing villain! 

The 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I Collectible Figure features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Ultron Mark I in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Movie-accurate sculpture with complicated mechanical details and cable wires throughout body

–   Newly developed asymmetrical body with over 24 points of articulations

–   Approximately 32.5 cm tall

–   Metallic red, white, blue, and dark grey colored painting on armor with distressed effects

–   LED light-up eyes, mouth and chest reactor (white light, battery operated)

–   One (1) right palm with articulated fingers

 

Accessories:

–       One (1) damaged Iron Legion

Head to SideshowCollectibles and order this metal menace now!

 

 

April 22, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ultron Mark I MMS Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys War Machine from Avengers: Age of Ultron

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For Iron Man 3 a number of collectibles were made showing Iron Man’s pal War Machine in his more metallic suit, but in editing only the Iron Patriot was shown.  Even Hot Toys released that version of the War Machine armor.

Do you think Don Cheadle looked at the gray War Machine armor made for Iron Man 3 and said, “Next time, baby!”?  Well, that time is now!

Now, for Avengers: Age of Ultron the War Machine is back and he’s in his classic colors!  But…there are some subtle differences between the suit designed for Iron Man 3 and the one shown on screen in Age of Ultron.  So while you may have a Hot Toys figure really close to this one–unless you pre-order this new figure from Hot Toys you don’t have the Age of Ultron armor!

And to add to the mix, this figure is only being offered through a partnership between Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles as a Sideshow exclusive figure!  (It’s about time we got one stateside after having to hunt for so many overseas variants).  If it’s anything like the last exclusive armored Avenger offered by Sideshow, the Stealth Armor Iron Man, it is bound to sell out fast too!

Plus this is part of Hot Toys’  MMS Diecast Series which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film.  You heard our glowing review of Iron Patriot on Marvelicious Toys, now it’s time for War Machine to get that same love.

The movie-accurate War Machine Mark II Collectible Figure is crafted with great details and based on the image of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine Mark II in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a highly detailed head sculpt, metallic black and dark silver colored armor with decals, LED light-up functions, rotatable machine gun, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand.

Gear yourself up for this super exciting film and expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this diecast collectible figure as “War Machine rocks”.

Hot Toys – MMS290D10 – Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale War Machine Mark II Collectible Figure Features:

– Body with Die Cast metal parts

– Authentic and detailed likeness as War Machine Mark II in Avengers: Age of Ultron

– Helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes

– Interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)

– Metallic black and dark silver colored armor with white decals

– Approximately 31 cm tall

– Over 30 points of articulations

– Contains diecast material

– LED-lighted eyes and Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
– Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
– One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of repulsor palms
– One (1) saluting right palm
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Weapon:
– One (1) rotatable machine gun at the back

Accessory:
– Specially-designed figure stand with War Machine nameplate and the movie logo

 

Check out our pics and get over to Sideshow and order yours now!

April 14, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys War Machine from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 20-Inch Iron Man Mark 43 – From Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

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Tony Stark is working on something big…

After many years of creating the best 1/6th scale, 12-inch, figures based on Marvel Movies, now Hot Toys delivers their first figure in a larger 1/4 scale–Iron Man Mk XLIII.  Standing 20-inches tall, this figure has over 40 points of articulation, interchangeable heads with LED light-up function, LEG-lit eyes, chest, and back, plus LED shine-through on the sides of his chest, forearms, and the backs of his legs.

It also has removable armor pieces, interchangeable forearm rocket armor, and 3 pairs of changeable hands.

With the hype over Avengers: Age of Ultron this piece may truly fly–out of stock, so pre-order yours now at Sideshow Collectibles!

 

April 1, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 20-Inch Iron Man Mark 43 – From Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Iron Man Mark VII – Stealth Edition

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Years ago at San Diego Comic-Con Hot Toys showed the Iron Man — Stealth Armor.  Years passed with no word on if this armor was continued or cancelled.  Hot Toys delved into their House Party Protocol of armors but still no word on the more comic-based blue and black Stealth armor.  Until now.  Now it’s a MOVIE PROMO EDITION collectible figure, only be available exclusively in selected markets during upcoming promotion events period in different countries… but you can order it now at Sideshow Collectibles!

The Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure is highly detailed featuring multiple layers and various shades of metallic and matte black color with digital camouflage design, translucent black chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand.

This stylish stealth mode version Mark VII collectible figure will be a great addition to your Iron Man collection!

The 1/6th scale Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure features:

  • –        Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark VII in stealth mode
  • –        Specially applied multiple layers and shades of metallic and matte black-colored painting with digital camouflage design on armor
  • –        Translucent black removable chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs
  • –        Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –        Over 30 points of articulations
  • –        LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • –        Stark Industries decals on various parts of the armor
  • –        One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
  • –        One (1) pair of interchangeable wrist guards for posing with repulsor firing palms
  • –        Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • –        One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • –        One (1) pair of fists
  • –        One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms with light-up function (white light, battery operated)
  • –        Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)
  • –        Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
  • –        Fully deployable air flaps on the back of the armor

 

Accessory:

  • –              Specially designed dynamic figure stand with Mark VII nameplate and movie logo

The Avengers Movie Promo Series Iron Man sold out in ONE NIGHT, so don’t wait–don’t let the weekend pass without getting your order in today!  (And if it’s waitlisted, get on that waitslist–the sooner you sign up the better your chances!)

Good Luck!

March 27, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Iron Man Mark VII – Stealth Edition

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye from Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

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Take aim on Hot Toys’ newest 1/6 Scale Avengers MMS figure — Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye.

The release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming closer and closer! Fans are all pumped to see the Earth’s mightiest heroes assembling again to save the world from the menacing artificial intelligence Ultron! Following last week’s pre-order of Black Widow, Hot Toys is thrilled to present the widely-anticipated 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure!

The only previous Hawkeye Hot Toys figure was made for the original Avengers film, and while it took a while to sell out that figure now sells for over $400 on eBay!  This is a chance for fans of the Hawk to finally get this Jeremy Renner likeness at a reasonable price!

The movie-accurate Hawkeye Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.

Expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this extraordinary marksman!

Hot Toys – MMS289 – Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure Features:

  • –       Authentic and detailed likeness of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • –       Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –       Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • –       Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –       Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms with finger tabs on left palms including:
    • –       One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    • –       One (1) right palm for holding bow
    • –       Three (3) left palms of different styles for holding arrow
    • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –       One (1) dark burgundy long sleeves top
  • –       One (1) black and dark burgundy long jacket with straps and guards
  • –       One (1) pair of navy blue pants with belts on waist and straps on thighs
  • –       One (1) pair of black boots

 

Weapons:

  • –       One (1) fully-opened purple and black colored bow
  • –       One (1) folded purple and black colored bow
  • –       One (1) speed loader with nine (9) arrows
  • –       Thirteen (13) individual arrows and nine (9) interchangeable arrowheads of different styles

 

Accessories:

  • –       One (1) quiver
  • –       One (1) pair of arrow speed loaders
  • –       One (1) pair of sunglasses
  • –       Specially-designed figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

 

Artists:

  • –       Head Sculpted by So Young, Lee
  • –       Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • –       Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

 

This figure is due to ship later this year, so place your order now at Sideshow Collectibles!

 

March 25, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Black Widow from Avengers – Age Of Ultron

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Pre-orders are up now for the next Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Avenger figure from Age of UltronBlack Widow

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailed new weapons and accessories.

Don’t forget to add the lethal female agent to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

 

The 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure features:

– Authentic and detailed likeness of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron
– Newly painted head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
– Short curly brownish-red real fabric hair implantation
– Body with over 28 points of articulations
– Approximately 28 cm tall
– Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of palms for holding pistols
– One (1) pair of fists for holding batons
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume :
– One-piece black colored jumpsuit with leather-like trims and blue highlights
– One (1) pair of red-colored wrist guards with Widow’s Bite bracelets
– One (1) black belt with Black Widow’s emblem
– One (1) gun holster on thigh
– One (1) pair of black colored platform boots with buckles

Weapons:
– Two (2) blasters
– Two (2) batons with real-like electric effect
– One (1) pistol
– One (1) dagger

Accessories:
– One (1) pair of real-like electric shock effect accessories
– One (1) pair of baton handles
– Specially-designed figure stand with Black Widow nameplate and the movie logo

 

Place your pre-order now at Sideshow Collectibles–the only authorized Hot Toys reseller in the US!

 

March 18, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Black Widow from Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Exclusive Black Widow Premium Format — Limited to 200 Pieces!

Last year Sideshow released their Black Widow Premium Format…and now they’re doing a variant in the white outfit!  LIMITED TO 200 PIECES!

The black-clad version of this statue was one of last year’s best, so hurry if you want the white one3001682-black-widow-white-costume-edition-0083001682-black-widow-white-costume-edition-0023001682-black-widow-white-costume-edition-009–it ships NOW!

March 11, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Exclusive Black Widow Premium Format — Limited to 200 Pieces!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys MMS Hulkbuster Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron

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This is the Iron Man armor you have been waiting for! Ever since the first official appearance of the massive anti-Hulk Iron Man suit, Hulkbuster, in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, fans worldwide have been filled with excitement! Its fight against Hulk is an unforgettable moment from the clip and pushes the popularity of the huge machine to a new level even before the movie launch!

Today, Hot Toys, through Sideshow Collectibles, has put up for pre-order the collectible figure that many fans and collectors have been longing for – the spectacular 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This colossal figure stands approximately 55 cm (21 inches) tall, featuring a Mark XLIII bust inside the Hulkbuster with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest. The metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathering effect, and over 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs.

Partnered with Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Incredible Hulk figure you have a display that would be the centerpiece of any collection–and make friends drool with envy!

You’ll need to make room for this gigantic machine in your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

The 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Approximately 55 cm tall (approximately 21 inches)

–   Special features on armor:

–   Chest can be opened to reveal the Mark XLIII bust with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest

–   Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor with weathering effect

–   Over 30 points of articulation

–   Over 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, arc reactor on chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs (white light, battery operated)

–   Shoulder armors can be opened

–   Interchangeable neck armor for when displaying the Mark XLIII bust

–   One (1) pair of removable forearm armors

–   One (1) pair of hands with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)

 

Release date:     Q1 – Q2, 2016

March 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys MMS Hulkbuster Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron – Ultron Prime 1/6 Scale MMS Figure

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Up for pre-order now is the next sixth-scale Avengers: Age of Ultron figure from Hot Toys — Ultron Prime

Since the first official release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the film’s titular villain Ultron’s menacing appearance and memorable speech has grabbed many fans’ attention and left wondering how the Earth’s mightiest heroes can stand up against this highly dangerous robot and its large army.

With the epic blockbuster just few short months away from hitting theatres worldwide, Hot Toys is very excited to “show you something beautiful” today, the 1/6th scale Ultron Prime Collectible Figure, that many fans and collectors have eagerly awaited to see!

The movie-accurate Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ultron Prime in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It stands approximately 41 cm tall, featuring a newly developed head sculpt and body with mechanical details, LED light-up head and upper body, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron logo figure base with LED light-up function!

This threatening villain will have great presence in your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

The 1/6th scale Ultron Prime Collectible Figure specially features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Ultron Prime in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Movie-accurate sculpture with mechanical details

–   Silver colored painting on armor

–   LED light-up head sculpt and upper body (red light, battery operated)

–   Approximately 41 cm tall

–   Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations

–   One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers

 

Accessory:

–   Specially-designed Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand with LED light-up function (red light, battery operated)

So get your order placed now with Sideshow Collectibles — no strings attached!

 

February 11, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron – Ultron Prime 1/6 Scale MMS Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Artist Mix Figures – Hulkbuster Iron Man, Captain America, Ultron, and More

 

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The new Hot Toys’ collectible figure line, Artist Mix Figures, are now available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles!

As the name suggests, Hot Toys will collaborate with different artists and designers from various spectrums to re-imagine movie characters in a special art form with unique style.

To kick-off the Artist Mix Collection, Hot Toys is joining hands with famous Japanese toy artist Touma and introducing a number of Artist Mix Figures based on one of the biggest movies of 2015 – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!

This first series includes Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Hulkbuster, Ultron Prime, and two versions of Ultron Sentry!- Version A and Version B

In celebrating the launch of this new collectible series, a deluxe set will be available that includes the powerful Hulkbuster and Mark XLIII (Battle Damaged Version) which is exclusive to this figures set.

Each Artist Mix Figure has a bobble-head and stands approximately 14cm, or 5.5 inches, tall (Hulkbuster stands approximately 20cm, or 11.8 inches, tall) and perfectly combines the movie characters’ designs with Touma’s distinctive art style!

Touma is a Japanese toys character designer. He started his career at a video game company 10 years ago. In 2001, he established his own workshop and started to become a figurine artist. He had his solo exhibitions and autograph sessions not only in Japan, but also in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and America. He collaborated with many major brands such as MONSTER HUNTER, STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS, AVP, GODZILLA, POWER RANGERS, and more.

Recently, Touma and his 3D animation partner Shiroma collaborated with Hot Toys for the first time to ignite the Artist Mix Collection series to further expand the diversity of mini figures collection. The series is based on the 2015 Marvel Studios blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which perfectly blends the iconic characters with Touma’s unique design style.

These Artist Mix Figures will look great on your shelves or desk, so don’t miss the chance to expand your Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

 

February 5, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Artist Mix Figures – Hulkbuster Iron Man, Captain America, Ultron, and More

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE DUCK — April brings 20 WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers from Marvel

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April is WTD Certified For WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers!

Howard the Duck Waddles Into Your Favorite Marvel Comics for Special April Variants!

 

New York, NY — February 4th, 2015 — Sure, the highly anticipated HOWARD THE DUCK #1 from Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones hits comic shops in March, but Marvel is keeping the celebration going all the way into April! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil WHAT THE DUCK?! Month – a series of 20 special variant covers for April featuring that fabulous fowl, Howard The Duck! Now is your chance to see some of the most popular artists in the industry provide their own spin on that magnificent mallard!

“Response to the announcement of the new Howard the Duck series has been staggering,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “There were so many talented artists eager to take a quack at drawing a Howard cover we couldn’t resist building an entire variant month around him. This April is going to be WTD certified!”

Today, Marvel is excited to reveal the following WTD Variants by some of Marvel’s greatest cover artists:

·         All-New Hawkeye #2 – WTD Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla

·         Amazing Spider-Man #17 – WTD Variant Cover by W. Scott Forbes

·         RWTDVarCover_AllNewHawkeye002ocket Raccoon #10 – WTD Variant Cover by Rob Guillory

·         Uncanny Inhumans #0 – WTD Variant Cover by Christian Ward

Look for these additional WTD Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics throughout the month of April:

·         All-New Captain America #6

·         All-New X-Men #41

·         Ant-Man #4

·         Daredevil #15

·         Deadpool #45 (a.k.a. Deadpool #250)

·         Guardians of the Galaxy #26

·         Hulk #14

·         Inhuman #14

·         WTDVarCover_RocketRac010Legendary Star-Lord #11

·         Ms. Marvel #14

·         S.H.I.E.L.D. #5

·         Silk #3

·         Spider-Gwen #3

·         Superior Iron Man #7

·         Thor #7

·         Uncanny Avengers #4

WTDVarCover_AmazingSpiderMan017No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variant covers featuring the one and only web-footed wonder! Run, don’t walk to your comic shops this April to get your hands on these can’t miss WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers!

February 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE DUCK — April brings 20 WHAT THE DUCK?! Variant Covers from Marvel

Introducing Marvel Collector Corps

Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps, the Official Marvel Collectibles Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Figures, Apparel and Accessories

Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.

 

Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.

The service includes two levels – the basic Collector level and the Founder level. Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary.

 

The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can signup now at www.collectorcorps.com.

January 29, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Introducing Marvel Collector Corps

SDCC Exclusive AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Posters Coming As Variant Comic Covers!

Assemble Your Own Avengers With Epic Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Movie Variants!

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New York, NY – January 16th, 2014 – Before Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against Ultron in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st 2015, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the action with these epic Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Variants in April.

 

Originally debuting at Comic-Con International 2014, these epic pieces of theatrical concept art by Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen & Andy Park combine to form one stunning image of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes locked in combat against Ultron’s massive army. Coming to eight Marvel comics in the month of April, these covers are just like the Avengers – better when assembled!

 

Don’t miss a single variant when they come to these exciting Marvel comics in April!

 

·         Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A

·         Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B

·         New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A

·         New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B

·         Avengers #44

·         Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A

·         Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B

·         New Avengers #33

 

“These epic posters were really the hit of last year’s San Diego Comic-Con,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re glad that fans who attended the convention were able to get their hands on them but we’re even more excited to bring thousands of fans who may have missed this stunning image.”

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of April. No fan will want to miss the chance to own this stunning, epic image when the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE VARIANTS hit comic shops this coming April!

                                                         

January 16, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SDCC Exclusive AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Posters Coming As Variant Comic Covers!

Pre-Order Alert: Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories

 

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A new Marvel Hot Toys figure is up for pre-order–Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories.

In the film Iron Man 2, Tony Stark was slowly being poisoned by the palladium arc reactor in his body. With the help of the information left behind by Howard Stark, Tony was able to create a new element to use for a new Arc Reactor. This scene greatly displayed Tony Stark’s immense intelligence when he re-discovered and created a new element by using a particle accelerator.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to introduce the new sixth scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set. This collectible set includes a specially crafted collectible figure based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, and features a newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light, detailed outfit, and the Captain America shield prototype which he has used to level the particle accelerator and workshop accessories.

Iron Man fans, don’t miss out on this collectible set!  Expand your Iron Man series collection!  Order it now from Sideshow!

 

December 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Mk XLIII

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Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series Die Cast Iron Man Mk XLIII from the upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron is now up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles, including the exclusive edition with a bonus helmet!

Age of Ultron is still almost five months away from its theatrical release, but fan excitement is high after the trailer premiered in October.  As such Hot Toys seems to be accelerating their pre-order schedule.   With the original Avengers film, as well as Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and Guardians of the Galaxy Hot Toys offered pre-orders in the weeks leading up to the film’s release.  For Ultron, they are offering the first pre-order almost six months ahead of time.

Such a lead can be cause for concern.  With the film still in production and CG work being performed the final look of characters can change from concept to screen.  There is a chance, however slim, that figures designed this early could differ significantly from the final on-screen version.

However there is a benefit as well–the figure will be released the same year as the film.  This Iron Man Mk XLIII figure is scheduled for release the third quarter of 2015–only 3 to 5 months after the film opened (compared to the first Iron Man 3 figures which shipped more than a year after the film’s release).

As for this first pre-order, it is the newest Iron Man armor, the Mk XLIII (43 for the roman numeral impaired).  Not only is this armor a return to the classic mostly-red armor color, it is also a made of die cast metal.  (For a hands-on review of Hot Toys’ die cast Iron Patriot and the quality Hot Toys puts into their die cast figures watch Marvelicious Toys Issue 119).

The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I. A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes a LED lighted battle damaged helmet as a Sideshow Collectibles exclusive bonus accessory.

The figure comes with a Tony Stark head as well as a LED light-up helmeted head, 3 pairs of hands, interchangeable forearm armor and wrist guards, LED chest and hands, and more features.  Plus the figure has over 36 points of articulation, not even counting the deployed air flaps at the back of the armor.

Most exciting is the figure’s base, which includes a battle damaged Ultron Mark I (meaning that Ultron and Stark will be competing in who has the most outfit changes in Avengers 2).

 

Pre-order this amazing collectible figure to kick-off your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

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Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Striker Armor Mk XXV

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Just a few days ago Sideshow Collectibles put up for pre-order the exclusive Hot Toys Iron Man Hot Rod Armor – Mark XXII.  That piece has sold out in just a couple days (though Sideshow is taking Wait List reservations, so if you might want that figure join the list now!)

But now, just a few days later, they have another one up for order:  The Iron Man Mark XXV:  The Striker Armor.

As seen in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has built the Striker (Mark XXV), also known as the Heavy Construction Suit. This suit is designed for assisting in heavy construction with its distinctive Pneumatic Hammers. Although the hammers are not designed for combat, they still proved to be lethal when Striker assisted in eradicating the two Extremis soldiers attacking James Rhodes.

The Iron Man Mark XXV – Striker Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Striker (Mark XXV), the Heavy Construction Suit, in Iron Man 3
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 34 cm tall
  • LED light-up eyes and rectangular-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • Silver, gray, and yellow painting on armor with specially applied distressed effects
  • Special features of armor:
    – A pair of distinctive Pneumatic Hammers with LED light up function (white light, battery operated)
    – Articulated air flaps
    – Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

Accessory:

  • One (1) circular figure stage with flexible pillar

 

This figure is up for pre-order, and Flex Pay is available, so get your order in now at Sideshow Collectibles site!

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Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Iron Man Mk II Maquette

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The awesome Iron Man Mk II maquette, based on the design seen in the original Iron Man film, is now up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles!

This statue is replicated in 1/4 scale, standing 26-inches tall and weighing 15 pounds!  The clean, silver suit is crafted from polystone and finished with a high gloss metallic paint and light-up features in the eyes, chest, and hands.

Add this to your own hall of armor now!

 

 

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Hot Toys goes Solo, Han Solo, with the Star Wars license

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Over the past six years Hot Toys has emerged as the superstar company for 12-inch highly articulated, collector-oriented action figures.

Their product lines in the past have ranged from Robocop to Predator to Terminator to even one-offs like Michael Jackson and Back to the Future.  But where they’ve really shown is with their Marvel Movie Masterpiece Series figures.  From Blade to Iron Man to Spider-Man to Ghost Rider, Hot Toys has amazed and astounded with their actor-accurate facial likenesses, the attention to detail, and the seemingly endless number of accessories, including interchangeable hands, feet, and heads, that come with their figures.  Even the boxes each figure come in is a work of art.

I have covered Hot Toys figures for three years on the Marvelicious Toys podcast, and own every single Marvel Movie Masterpiece figure they have done–the only 12-inch line I am ‘all in’ on.  Their quality and workmanship is unmatched.  I’ve often wondered why Sideshow’s 12-Inch Star Wars line could not match the quality of Hot Toys’ Marvel line.

Sideshow and Hot Toys did partner once in the past, for Sideshow’s 12-Inch Bespin Luke Skywalker figure.   But now Hot Toys has gotten the licence for their own lines of 1/6 scale and 1/4 scale Star Wars figures and collectibles.

Right out of the gate come not one but two sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Star Wars figures–Han Solo and Chewbacca.  Available individually or as a set, these two smugglers are ready to join your collection.

The Han Solo figure features

  • Interchangeable hair sculpt with headset
  • Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of gloved relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of partially clenched gloved palms
    – One (1) right palm for holding blaster
    – One (1) left palm for supporting blaster
    – One (1) right gloved palm for holding blaster
    – One (1) left gloved palm for supporting blaster
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • Brown leather blaster holster belt
  • One (1) blaster pistol
  • One (1) droid caller
  • Specially designed figure stand with Han Solo nameplate and movie logo

Plus if you order the Sideshow Exclusive edition you also get a Stormtrooper belt and blaster rifle!

Chewbacca comes with:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  • Brown fabric hair throughout whole body
  • Movie-accurate facial expression
  • Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 36 cm tall
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding bowcaster
  • One (1) bowcaster
  • One (1) brown bandolier bag
  • One (1) headset
  • Specially designed figure stand with Chewbacca nameplate and movie logo

902268-han-solo-and-chewbacca-001And if you order the pair together you get everything listed above (including the Stormtrooper belt and rifle) plus an additional accessory exclusive to the set–a heavy blaster for Chewbacca to wield.

Long time Sideshow sixth-scale figure collectors, there is no word yet on how the scale of Hot Toys’ figures will fit in with Sideshow’s long-running line.  As Sideshow uses their own figure bodies for most of their figures there is a chance these figures may look slightly taller or smaller than their Sideshow counterparts.  This is not an evolution of Sideshow’s figure line, but an entirely new sixth scale figure line from Hot Toys.

It is canny of Hot Toys to be out of the gate with Chewbacca–a figure Sideshow has long teased but never brought to market.

However, and this is ironic, the only authorized US seller of Hot Toys is Sideshow Collectibles.  As mentioned, I have purchased many Hot Toys figures, but as with any detailed piece  I have received a fair number of damaged and broken figures and accessories.  Hot Toys will not provide a warranty on any product purchased at an unauthorized reseller.  The one Hot Toys figure I purchased from a reseller other than Sideshow, Hot Toys would provide no repairs and the seller could not offer a repalcement.  If you are interested in the Hot Toys Star Wars line, my strong recommendation is you only purchase from Sideshow Collectibles, or risk having a damaged or broken piece with no recourse.

As for these figures, you can hear my first impressions on this Monday’s episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast!

In the meantime, head over to Sideshow’s site and check out these new figures.  If you order, please consider supporting our site and our podcasts by using our affiliate link!

 

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The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Iron Man (2008)

iron-man1In The 40-Year-Old Critic, Venganza Media creator and host Arnie Carvalho recalls a memorable film for each year of his life. This series appears daily on the Venganza Media Gazette.

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We truly live in the golden age of Marvel movies. In the past six years Marvel Studios (and now Disney) have set the standard for comic-based films, and racked up some of the highest-grossing hits of all time.

This year, the company proved how golden it really is with Guardians of the Galaxy, a film featuring a talking raccoon and his friend, the tree. On paper, that’s laughable. This movie shouldn’t have worked; the concept is so far removed from The Avengers that it conjures up memories of Howard the Duck (who even made a cameo).

But as I sit here typing this, Guardians has the designation of being 2014’s top grossing picture in the U.S.

It’s a wild success story that no one could have predicted — certainly I didn’t — back in 2008 when Marvel Studios released its first film: Iron Man.

As I detailed in my reviews of Superman and Spider-Man 3, I was a Marvel Comics fan in my teen years. At my peak I had several thousand comic books; long boxes stuffed with popular titles like Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Incredible Hulk, as well as Darkhawk, Ravage 2099, and Fantastic Four. Conspicuous perhaps by his absence, I didn’t own a single issue of Iron Man.

The character did make appearances in many comics I owned. Massive crossovers such as Secret Wars prominently featured the Armored Avenger. Yet none of those appearances made me feel like picking up an Iron Man comic. A businessman who pretends to be his own bodyguard in a suit of armor? The concept sounded pretty cheesy. The suit’s design, a garish red and yellow, also was a turnoff. He could fly. He could shoot lasers from his hands. And? Why would I want to read about that?

More, why would I want to see a movie about that?

The arm-chair studio moguls online and in magazines like Entertainment Weekly seemed to agree with me. Phrases like “B-list superhero (at best)” were used to describe Iron Man. It is hard to believe now, but just seven short years ago Iron Man had virtually no name recognition among the common public. Marvel had sold the movie rights to many its most well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men, and those characters had gone on to star in their own pictures. Even other B-listers like Daredevil, Blade, and Ghost Rider had been picked up by other studios. What did Marvel have left?

They had Captain America, a man out-of-time goody-two-shoes. They had Thor, a Norse god that may have been even less well-known in his comic incarnation than Iron Man. They had The Incredible Hulk, who had a good history but a recent box-office disappointment thanks to Ang Lee’s Hulk. And they had Iron Man.

Yet Marvel had a vision. More, they had a plan. They didn’t release one film in 2008, they released two. They let it be known immediately that they were going to do on screen what they had done in their comics: create a shared universe where characters would cross over. The end game was announced before Iron Man was in theaters, Marvel wanted to assemble The Avengers.

I thought it was crazy talk. While, thanks to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings it had become more common to have sequels in production, or even entirely filmed, before the first film was released. Even those seemed risky though, with pundits noting Lord of the Rings could have bankrupted New Line Cinema. Yet here Marvel Studios was going this route for its first features.

Iron Man didn’t excite me, but Marvel’s strategy sure got my attention. It was audacious, it was bold, and it was risky. I admired them before I ever saw a frame of the film.

Even crazier — they hired Robert Downey, Jr. to play Iron Man/Tony Stark. If you’ll recall, in the late 90s and early 2000s, Downey had a fairly toxic reputation in Hollywood. His well-publicized battle with addiction and his prison stints had branded him as unreliable. Worse, he was uninsurable — no company would put up a bond for the actor lest he again be arrested and his filmed scenes became unusable.

Casting Robert Downey, Jr. was a risk, now where would Marvel be without him?

Casting Robert Downey, Jr. was a risk, now where would Marvel be without him?

Despite his off-screen troubles, I had always been a fan of Downey. While I’d seen him in Weird Science and Back to School he first really caught my eye as someone to watch in The Pick-Up Artist, a film in which Downey is the only redeeming quality. I followed him for many years with Less Than Zero, Chances Are, Air America, hell I even watched Soapdish because he was in it. But two roles really defined Downey for me: his 1992 Oscar-nominated lead in Chaplin, and his role as a tabloid TV reporter in Natural Born Killers. But the more public his personal troubles became the more I felt he was an actor on the decline. I was really saddened by this — the man could act! From Two Girls and a Guy to U.S. Marshals to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I’d always been captivated by him.

That he was the star of Iron Man had me both worried and excited. On the one hand it seemed like on-the-nose casting — if I knew one thing about the Tony Stark character in comics it was that he was an alcoholic; if most people knew Downey for only one thing it was for his substance abuse problems.

The trailers with the rocking Black Sabbath track, Downey’s quick quips, the great action, and the effects — the film looked better than I expected; better than it deserved to look. Plus, rumors spread like wildfire that the film would include a cameo by Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury. By the time Iron Man was released, my curiosity was piqued.

Still, I was more interested in the second of Marvel’s one-two summer punch: The Incredible Hulk. I was a Hulk fan, he was the hero with name recognition; plus it had Edward Norton, an actor I believed was every bit as talented as Downey. But until Hulk came out I thought Iron Man could help me pass the time.

My expectations were low, but I was still there opening night to see Iron Man. I even drove 90 minutes to the closest new-fangled digital projector in the area.

The film, in short, rocked. I never expected to have so much fun in a superhero film. Movies like Blade, X-Men, and Batman Begins had seemed to say there was only one way to make a comic book movie, and that’s deadly serious. Iron Man eschewed that attitude with the flippant irreverence I’d expect from its main character. The movie did have its serious scenes, but the majority of the picture was filled with a kinetic energy and a constant sense of fun. I walked into the theater not getting Iron Man’s appeal; I walked out an Iron Man fan.

This was bolstered by Downey’s now-iconic performance. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. His jokes, his charisma, he owned this film. His line, “I am Iron Man,” was 100 percent accurate, for I couldn’t imagine this movie without him. Given the wide range of roles I’ve seen Downey portray I am hesitant to call this his best performance ever, but it is my favorite (with his 2008 follow-up Tropic Thunder a very close second).

Iron Man even brought Now Playing Podcast out of a brief retirement in 2008, and we followed up that short review with an even more extensive breakdown of the film for our Avengers Retrospective Series in 2012.

Yet, despite my love of the movie, I still thought Marvel’s overall strategy was ill-formed. Iron Man did well, Hulk did not. More, the only superhero film people seemed to remember from 2008 was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight — a film that was more than a blockbuster, it was a cultural touchstone.

In 2008 it really seemed Marvel had lost the battle. More, they had no movies planned for 2009. Iron Man was a big enough hit to keep the wheels turning for Iron Man 2 in 2010 but I never thought Marvel could go the distance. Avengers seemed like a pipe dream.

Again, I bet wrong. Iron Man 2 built on the brand in 2010, and the following year saw two more Marvel films, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Both did respectable business, but neither broke the $200 million domestic mark to be qualified as a blockbuster. They didn’t need to; Marvel was playing the long game, they were building a brand.

It paid off — big time. The Avengers took the world by storm. It almost seemed a rematch of Marvel versus DC as, that same year, Nolan returned with The Dark Knight Rises. Iron Man once again faced Batman, but this time Stark brought his friends and when 2012 ended it was The Avengers that had become the benchmark for comic book movies. Sorry, Batman.

Iron Man. He’s poseable!

Marvel Studios’ brazen gambit paid off in spades. Not only has the company become an unstoppable movie juggernaut, they have expanded their cinematic universe to weekly network television, to four different Netflix series’, and even drawn plans for up to three movies per year in the future.

Other studios now desperately try to ape Marvel’s success. After trying for 20 years to get Batman and Superman on screen together, next year finally brings us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a list of superheroes that include Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and — according to rumor — Aquaman, the Flash, and others. DC is now playing catch-up to Marvel.

Even other studios with Marvel properties have tried to follow this formula, though to less success. The same year The Avengers was released Sony tried to build its own multi-chapter story with The Amazing Spider-Man. This year they announced that a Spidey universe of films is coming, including two spin-offs featuring villains — Sony is now grasping for whatever characters to which they hold rights. At 20th Century Fox, studio executives also bet big-time on their X-Men franchise, bringing back original director Bryan Singer to revitalize the series. The Marvel Studios tactic of ending each film with a “stinger” to tease the next picture is now so commonplace, audience members are afraid to leave the theater before the end credits are finished.

Yes, for the past 6 years movies have been following Marvel Studios’ formula. It all started with a big gamble that paid off: Iron Man.

As for me, Iron Man opened a door that had been cracked the year before with Spider-Man 3. The Marvel movies were really an exciting property to follow. My dormant comic fandom was back with a vengeance. Marjorie, knowing my love of Iron Man, bought me my first high-end Marvel collectibles: a Hot Toys “Mech Test” Tony Stark figure, as well as a Kotobukiya Iron Man statue. The door was opened and before long the podcast Marvelicious Toys was launched as a companion piece to Star Wars Action News, focusing specifically on Marvel collecting.

More, Marvel Studios’ films had me wanting to build up to The Avengers. Now Playing Podcast had been following, almost exclusively, the retrospective format in 2009 and 2010, but after seeing Iron Man 2 I pitched to co-hosts Stuart and Jakob the craziest, biggest retrospective yet: every Marvel movie ever. Up until then our series’ had all been of manageable length of a dozen films or less. It took a year of discussion. First, Stuart thought we should only do the six Marvel Studios films. Then he thought we should do the major franchises. Finally he agreed to all theatrical films, and we had started Now Playing’s Complete Marvel Movie Retrospective. Over time I was even able to find a back door — several 1970s TV movies had aired in theaters in foreign countries.

It put Now Playing on a path to greater success, as described in my review of Howard the Duck — our first review in that very long series.

Yet while I still ride the high Iron Man gave me in 2008, bolstered regularly by a new “fix” from Marvel Studios, I do wonder how long this will last. Movies are defined by trends; after Star Wars every studio fast-tracked their space films, but by the mid-80’s those had become passé; after Gremlins any script with tiny attackers, from Ghoulies to Critters was given the green light. The cases of Hollywood me-too-ism are legion, but they all have one thing in common: they end when the next big thing comes along.

I often ruminate on what that next trend will be, and when audiences will tire of the serialized cinema storytelling and prefer movies that provide a singular experience with no “to be continued…” at the end. I have no doubt that day will come, but I think we’re in for many more years of the Marvel Age of cinema before we get there.

Tomorrow — 2009!

Arnie is a movie critic for Now Playing Podcast, a book reviewer for the Books & Nachos podcast, and co-host of the collecting podcasts Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys.  You can follow him on Twitter @thearniec    

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The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

23p98705024In The 40-Year-Old Critic, Venganza Media creator and host Arnie Carvalho recalls a memorable film for each year of his life. This series appears daily on the Venganza Media Gazette.

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How many times will I review Freddy vs. Jason? It was one of Now Playing Podcast’s earliest reviews as part of our first retrospective series covering the Friday the 13th franchise leading up to the 2009 remake. Even then we planned to revisit the film and look at it from Freddy’s point of view, which we did the following year during the review series leading up to 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.

By now this should be well-trod ground, and what more could I have to say?

Yet the fact that this is the only movie to be covered twice in Now Playing Podcast retrospectives is indicative of its importance — to film in general and to me personally.

Since our 2010 review I’ve spent a lot more time thinking about the crossover. What is it about two franchises coming together that creates such excitement, especially in the “geek” community? I don’t ask this hypothetically. I personally get swept up in the frenzy when two franchises come together, and it doesn’t even matter necessarily if I like them both! The thought of two universes colliding seems to have a geometric, not additive, increase in interest.

I think to some degree it is fan rivalry at its best. For reasons I don’t understand it seems some fans feel the only way to feel good about their fandom is by putting down others. For example, when Firefly was at its zenith a parade of “Joss Whedon Is My Master Now” shirts filled Star Wars conventions, as if to say, “Star Wars used to be cool.” As such, the “my dad can beat up your dad” mentality started to apply to fan groups; “My stormtrooper can beat up your browncoat.”

Freddy vs. Jason -- whoever loses, the fans win.

Freddy vs. Jason — whoever loses, the fans win.

That question of who would win in a fight certainly applies to superheroes. In real life, on screen, and online I’ve heard endless debates about which hero is faster, The Flash or Superman. Who would win in a fight, Superman or The Hulk? It is a curiosity, but the chosen winner usually aligns with the speaker’s fan allegiances.

Certainly, speaking of superheroes, comic books have benefited greatly from the crossover. DC Comics had a major hit with its Justice League in 1961, prompting Marvel Comics to respond with its own super team, The Fantastic Four, a move that inadvertently launched the entire Marvel Universe.

Yet, to me, the crossover seemed relegated to just that medium — the comic book. It seemed comics were pulp enough that you could do anything.

Aliens vs. Predator? Sure.

Robocop vs. Terminator? Why not.

Star Trek and X-Men together, you say? Absolutely.

Even rivals Marvel and DC had several crossover series’ that, for instance, led to Superman meeting Spider-Man or Batman fighting the Hulk.

Despite the success and excitement generated by these crossover comics, the concept was rarely conceptualized on film. Universal Studios had done it in the 1940s, when horror icons Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man came together for the studio’s “Monster Mash” pictures. But Universal owned each property, and when that series ended, crossovers on screen were scarce.

I can recall two that made an impact on me.

Freddy and Jason aren't the only names in this cast.  Monica Keena (Dawson's Creek), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), and Destiny Child's Kelly Rowland play teens caught in the middle of the battle royale.

Freddy and Jason aren’t the only names in this cast. Monica Keena (Dawson’s Creek), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), and Destiny Child’s Kelly Rowland play teens caught in the middle of the battle royale.

I remember being a young child on vacation with my parents when I saw a trailer for King Kong vs. Godzilla. I had seen numerous Godzilla films, and the 1976 King Kong several times. So the thought of them fighting broke my fragile little mind. I demanded we stay in the hotel room that night so I could watch.

Then, in 1988, Who Framed Roger Rabbit brought together animated characters from Warner Bros., Disney, Turner Entertainment, and more. As I was a teenager, and never really into these characters at my youngest age, the impact was totally lost on me. I saw the film in theaters, thought it was mediocre, and haven’t seen it since.

Beyond those two I can’t think of any groundbreaking crossovers. Some minor ones occurred; such as Star Trek: Generations bringing together cast members from two Trek television series’ (something that had already been done numerous times on Star Trek: The Next Generation, thus lessening the film’s impact). Also, The Monster Squad reassembled the classic Universal Monsters for a kiddie comedy.

But fans wanted more.

So many ideas were teased. Studios knew what we liked, so 1997’s Batman and Robin made sly references to Superman, and 20th Century Fox put an Alien xenomorph skull on a Predator ship in Predator 2. The latter seemed most likely to happen again on film — both franchises were Fox properties in need of a boost. Yet, outside of the Dark Horse comics, nothing materialized for years.

The icons try out each others' weapons.

The icons try out each others’ weapons.

For me, though, more than Aliens and Predators, more than Superman and Batman, Freddy and Jason were the two I wanted to see.  Long had the rumor brewed about Hollywood’s (then) top-grossing slashers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, going toe-to-toe. I read about it in multiple Fangoria articles in the late 80s and early 90s.

I first saw A Nightmare on Elm Street during a party in 1987, around the time of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors’ release.  I found the films so inventive and fun that I rewatched them endlessly, and anxiously awaited each new installment in the series.  As detailed during the Now Playing Podcast review, I even cosplayed for the release of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.  By 2003 I was happy for any new Nightmare, let alone one that pitted villain Freddy against Friday the 13th icon Jason.

I was never as big a fan of the Crystal Lake zombie as I was Freddy, but I did also enjoy the Friday the 13th series.  Some of the first R-rated horror I ever saw was Friday the 13th when I came home to find older kids in my house watching it.  I tried to join them but the carnage, specifically the decapitation at the end of the 1980 original film, had me fleeing the room.  When I finally became a full-fledged horror hound in my early teen years I returned to the franchise when Jason Takes Manhattan was released.  While the films lacked the visual panache of the Nightmare series I still enjoyed the films as a guilty pleasure.  Over time the series grew in my esteem to be another favorite.

Freddy was killed by fire, but flames don't slow down Jason.

Freddy was killed by fire, but flames don’t slow down Jason.

As such, having both serialized slashers come together would be a dream come true.  Or, if done wrong, perhaps a nightmare.

Yet despite the rumors in the horror press and the anticipation by fans such as myself, the killer crossover took 15 years to materialize.  Full credit for finally bringing the crossover to screen in the 21st Century must be given to New Line Cinema.

The biggest problem in the 1980s and 1990s was the rights: Jason was owned by Paramount, Freddy was New Line Cinema’s cash cow. The studios tried to work together during the slasher heyday but each wanted to earn 100 percent of the profits by licensing the other’s character. Obviously, that never happened.

Eventually, though, profits started to dry up. Paramount had run Friday the 13th into the ground with crazy concepts like Jason fighting a telekinetic or taking Manhattan. When original Friday creator Sean S. Cunningham wanted to see the franchise continue, specifically with a Freddy crossover, Paramount had no interest. This gave New Line an opportunity. They licensed Jason from Paramount and went to work on Freddy vs. Jason.

While Jason’s creator wanted the crossover, Freddy creator Wes Craven had other ideas. The Springwood Slasher had been given what New Line considered a proper sendoff with 1991’s Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. But the sequel proved profitable and Craven started planning a return to his iconic franchise. As such, Freddy vs. Jason was put on hold and, instead, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare was made.

Cunningham bided his time, though. In 1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday was released and ended with a fan-baiting stinger; Freddy’s glove comes out of the ground and pulls down Jason’s mask. The game was afoot!

We would still have to wait more than a decade for Freddy and Jason to properly share the screen. New Line executives knew the importance of finding the perfect balance between the two famous killers, and so more than a dozen pitches were drafted and subsequently rejected.

More victims caught in the middle of the killer clash.

More victims caught in the middle of the killer clash.

Eventually I gave up all hope on Freddy vs. Jason. Nightmare star Robert Englund had not put on the makeup in almost 10 years and I thought Freddy would never grace the screen again. Jason, meanwhile, had gone to space with Jason X (which sat on a shelf for 2 years before its release). Finally, in the early part of the last decade, news — real news — started to come out that the movie was being made.

I honestly believe my excitement for Freddy vs. Jason was on par with my feelings about 1999’s Star Wars Episode I. A countdown clock sat on my computer desktop for 4 months, and when the day finally came I took an afternoon off work to see the first showing.

It met my every expectation.

Directed by Bride of Chucky’s Ronny Yu, the film was outrageous, gory, and over-the-top fun. Both characters got their due (even if Jason inexplicably was suddenly afraid of water) and I couldn’t have asked for more. You can hear a blow-by-blow analysis and both of my reviews at the Now Playing Podcast website, but in short I gave it a strong recommend both times.

Yet loving a movie isn’t enough to garner inclusion in this 40-Year-Old Critic series, there has to be a long-lasting impact. For Freddy vs. Jason, there were two.

First, this film gave Robert Englund a proper Freddy sendoff. It was the best film starring the dream stalker since 1988’s The Dream Master. It cemented a positive feeling for the Nightmare franchise that remains unsullied to this day.  Just two weeks ago I had my photo taken with Englund, who was dressed in the full Freddy make-up.  I even have ideas for a Nightmare inspired tattoo–the dream killer’s glove slicing into my skin.

Freddy vs. Arnie -- Robert Englund and Arnie pose for a photo at Flashback Weekends in Aug. 2014

Freddy vs. Arnie — Robert Englund and Arnie pose for a photo at Flashback Weekends in Aug. 2014

Second, though, Freddy vs. Jason’s success launched more than a decade of franchise crossovers. The next year finally saw the release of Alien vs. Predator, which I anticipated every bit as much as Freddy vs. Jason — and which was an utter letdown.

Other pictures released that year include the low-rent, made-for-television crossover Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (co-written by Blade and The Dark Knight scribe David Goyer), as well as a return to the “Monster Mash” formula with Universal’s Van Helsing.

Yes, the track record for crossovers wasn’t stellar, but that was honestly my secondary concern — the primary concern was that they were happening. Finally, after decades of teasing, universes were being shared and the world of movies suddenly felt as open as the page of a comic book. But, after 2007’s Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem a shot of adrenaline was needed. I do think the crossover was starting to be seen as desperate, until Marvel Studios took it to the next level.

In 2008 Marvel released its first movie produced in-house: Iron Man. The film stood alone, introducing wide audiences to a superhero that was considered B-list at best. Yet Marvel took a page from New Line Cinema’s book: at the very end Nick Fury showed up to discuss “The Avengers Initiative.” This was the comic book equivalent of Freddy’s hand bursting up from the ground, and Marvel kept its momentum building toward the third-highest-grossing film of all time: The Avengers.

There is a direct lineage from Jason Goes to Hell to Iron Man, from Freddy vs. Jason to The Avengers.

So next spring when you buy your ticket for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (and then download the Now Playing Podcast review) think about the trailblazer that pioneered the modern crossover film: Freddy vs. Jason.

Tomorrow — 2004!

Arnie is a movie critic for Now Playing Podcast, a book reviewer for the Books & Nachos podcast, and co-host of the collecting podcasts Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys.  You can follow him on Twitter @thearniec    

September 2, 2014 Posted by | 40-Year-Old Critic, Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, Now Playing Podcast, Podcasts, Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXXVI – Peacemaker

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Tony Stark is going to keep the peace with this new armor — the Iron Man Mark XXXVI, Peacemaker Armor!

Now, I know what you’re asking:  was this even in Iron Man 3?  Well, per the Iron Man Wikiyes!  It is in the bottom right corner of this picture:

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902253-iron-man-mark-xxxvi-peacemaker-003I mean, with such a screen presence, how is your Hot Toys collection complete without The Peacemaker?

I kid a little, but obviously there is no way to sell any fan or collector on The Peacemaker armor.  For selective Hot Toys figure fans, this one may be easily skipped.  For Iron Man fans and Hot Toys completists then this is a must.

Still, significance aside, Hot Toys has produced another great figure.  This armor is an addition to their highly detailed, excessively articulated Movie Masterpiece Series, not a Power Pose Series figure.  So you’re getting the usual, amazing Hot Toys sculpt standing almost 13.5-inches tall, with over 30 points of articulation.  Also continuing the high quality and impressive features, this figure has LED lit eyes and chest RT, plus three pairs of hands and a decorative base.  More, it has “caution” stickers for decoration.

Still, we’ve come to expect that from every Hot Toy Movie Masterpice figure.  What is surprising about The Peacemaker though is the price–coming in at only $269.95 this one is less than recent Iron Man is $15 less than the recent Bones Armor release.

So head over to SideshowCollectibles.com to check it out, and if you order please remember to use our affiliate link to support this site and our podcast Marvelicious Toys!

 

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXXVI – Peacemaker

Pre-Order Alert: Die Cast Iron Man Mark III Exclusive and Mark III Construction Version

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Hot Toys collectors, your day just got a little bit cooler!  Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order two new versions of the Iron Man Mark III armor as seen in the first Iron Man movie!

First we have the Iron Man Mark III Armor.  This is the iconic red-and-gold suit Tony Stark dons about halfway through the first film.  Hot Toys has released this figure before, but collectors complained that the figure was a bit shorter than the later Hot Toys figures, and the face sculpt wasn’t as perfected.  Now Hot Toys brings their latest technology to the figure–it’s made of die cast metal!  You can hear (or watch) our review of Hot Toys’ amazing Iron Patriot die cast figure in Marvelicious Toys Issue 119 (and that figure is still available to order from Sideshow as well).  By going die cast Hot Toys has taken their already astounding figures to the next level, so for many who even already own the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III this upgrade is worth a purchase.

9022241-iron-man-mark-iii-001More, through Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys is offering an exclusive version of this figure that comes with an accessory you can’t get anywhere else:  a 1/6 scale version of Tony Stark’s first arc reactor in the case as Pepper Potts gave him as a gift in that Iron Man film!  It’s a neat accessory that is sure to make this item highly sought after on the secondary market.

More, you get a ton of accessories (pictured right) including a changeable Tony Stark head, LED eyes and chest RT, removable chest and torso armor, interchangeable forearm rockets, interchangeable shoulder guns, interchangeable countermeasure dispensers, 3 pairs of hands, and a light-up figure stand.

902244-product-siloAnd for those Hot Toys collectors who like to make dioramas or environments, there’s a more unique Iron Man Mark III up for order today–the Iron Man Mark III Construction Version.  Priced at only $149.99 this is about half the price of a normal Hot Toys Iron Man, which is fitting as it’s half an Iron Man!  This item recreates the Mark III armor as shown undergoing repairs in Tony Stark’s workshop.  With the chest plates off, shown hanging from chains with wires extending beneath, it’s an interesting accessory that your Tony Stark figure can tinker with!

So hurry and order the Die Cast Iron Man Mark III or the Iron Man Mark III Construction Version now from Sideshow Collectibles!

August 4, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Die Cast Iron Man Mark III Exclusive and Mark III Construction Version

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive Iron Man Mark XX (Python Armor)

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Hot Toys is bringing the (house) party to you!

In the past the Hot Toys exclusive figures have been some of the hardest for US collectors to obtain, and drawn some of the highest prices on the secondary market.  In the past Sideshow Collectibles used to make these items San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, but has since moved to their usual online ordering system (albeit with a lower edition size).  Last year’s exclusive Midas Armor Iron Man was especially problematic for collectors.

Fortunately Sideshow has not left us hanging as long this year, as up for pre-order now is the Toy Fair exclusive Iron Man Mark XX — the Python Armor!

This 1/6 scale figure stands 12-inches tall, has over 36 points of articulation, LED lighted eyes and chest RT, and comes with 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, swap-out missile-launching shoulder blade armor, light shoulder blade armor, and detachable forearm rockets.  Plus you get the circular figure base with a flexible pillar for “in flight” display.

The more I type the faster these are selling out so hurry to Sideshow and secure your order now!  The Python will be flying to you in August!

 

July 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive Iron Man Mark XX (Python Armor)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man

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In the wee hours this morning Hot Toys revealed a new Iron Man armor on its Facebook page:  The Mark XLI “Bones” Armor from Iron Man 3!  Unlike some recent Hot Toys 12-inch Iron Man figures which have been kit-bashes and repaints, this one was startling for being such a departure from the previous figures.  With raised, bronze pieces over a black body this figure has possibly more detailed sculpting than any other Iron Man Hot Toys armor to date!

tumblr_n8jftyydwy1snogyzo2_1280More, this figure has a totally new, unique feature:  The neck, upper chest, shoulders, elbows, and upper thighs are all magnetic allowing the figure to break apart as seen in the film!  The figure comes with flame effects to represent the propulsion jets in each piece.  I cannot lie, I’m totally geeking out over how freaking awesome that is!  Plus they’ve kept over 36 points of articulation on the body!

The figure comes with 3 pairs of hands and a circular figure stage.  It also has LED eyes and chest RT.

Why are you still reading this? Sideshow just put up the pre-order so move your Bones and go order this ultimately cool figure!

 

 

July 11, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow 20-inch Iron Man Mk 42 Maquette

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It’s time to pre-order the new bad-ass baby brother of Tony Stark’s armor collection — the Mark 42 armor from Iron Man 3!  

Working with Legacy Effects, the company behind Iron Man 3’s impressive visuals, Sideshow Collectibles has now created what they call “the ultimate screen-accurate representation of Stark in his latest and greatest armor.”

This piece is called a “maquette” but it is a perfect fit for the Sideshow Premium Format line of Marvel Cinematic Universe figures.  Built to one-quarter scale (20 inches tall!) with exacting detail and a tremendous likeness of Robert Downey Jr. this statue is sure to rock your collection!

Pre-orders are open now, so secure your order today at SideshowCollectibles.com!

June 12, 2014 Posted by | Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow 20-inch Iron Man Mk 42 Maquette

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Premium Format Daredevil, Hot Toys Iron Man Busts Series 2

300169-daredevil-003It’s Thursday, and that means new Marvel pre-orders from Sideshow Collectibles!  Today they put up for pre-order a long-awaited new Premium Format Figure and eight new Iron Man armors from Hot Toys!

For the Premium Format Figure we have — Daredevil!  While some classic Marvel characters like Captain America, the Red Skull, and Hulk are getting their second Premium Format statues (technically Hulk is on his 4th, not counting Skaar!)  Daredevil, despite being a long-time comic book favorite and an original Stan Lee creation, has never gotten the quarter scale treatment.  I have seen many people on Sideshow’s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and site comments asking when ol’ hornhead would finally get the devil’s due.  The answer is today–Sideshow has finally put a Daredevil Premium Format Figure up for pre-order!

Showing the classic hero in his red outfit, Daredevil is in a striking action pose, mid-strike, holding his billy clubs in one hand and ready to throw a punch with the other.  He stands 17-inches tall and weighs 12 lbs, and is expected to ship in March, 2015.

Surprisingly there is no exclusive edition of this figure.  While Daredevil doesn’t have the gadgets of some heroes, I thought an unmasked portrait or swap-out hand would be a given.  Even in cases where there were no accessories Sideshow would often make an exclusive edition with an art print.  However there is only one version of Daredevil here.  (Though, given their recent repaints of Premium Format Figures like Deadpool, Storm, the Stormtrooper, and 3 different Hulk paint jobs, I would not be surprised in 2-3 months to see a Yellow-clad Daredevil Premium Format show up in an extremely limited edition).

902199-product-feature-740x448But if you prefer your heroes in armor, Hot Toys has 8 new Iron Man collectibles for you!  Continuing to rock the House Party Protocol, Hot Toys has put up for pre-order Series 2 of their sixth-scale collectible busts.  Seven of these busts are available for order individually–the Mark VII, Mark 20-Python, Mark 22-Hot Rod, Mark 23-Shades, Mark 27-Disco, Mark 28-Jack, and Mark 40-Shotgun.  However if you order the set of 8 you get an exclusive bust unavailable for individual purchase–the holographic light-up Mark XLII!  (is it me or does the Disco armor look like Mystique with a mohawk?)  You can pre-order this set now and it’s expected to ship in January, 2015!

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May 8, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , ,