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Toy Fair 2018 Roundup — Dimond Select Toys’ Marvel Selects, Minimates, Gallery Statues, and More

Diamond Select Toys have long been the go-to company for Marvel fans who like highly-articulated, finely detailed figures with their Marvel Select line.  And for fans of articulated mini-figs, the Diamond Select Minimates are up to Assortment 76!

But the past couple of years Diamond has expanded their Marvel offerings with the Diamond Gallery PVC statue line and the Marvel Milestones statue line, and this will leave collectors like me with a problem:  not enough space for all the cool things they have coming!

Check out all the items in the video below, and see detailed photos in our gallery!

 

March 1, 2018 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Now Playing Podcast, Podcasts | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Toy Fair 2018 Roundup — Dimond Select Toys’ Marvel Selects, Minimates, Gallery Statues, and More

IMAX, 4k, Ring the Death Knell for 3D

by Arnie Carvalho

Did James Cameron wait too long for his Avatar sequels? It seems that by the time Avatar 2 is released (optimistically scheduled for 2020) the 3D format utilized by that 2009 original may be a thing of the past.

IMAX Announces 2D “Preference”

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond announced this week that the company will be reducing the number of 3D screenings on their high-priced, large format projectors and screens. He cited a “clear preference” from North American audiences for 2D films.

This statement of direction does not signal an abrupt shift. IMAX’s most recent release, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, was filmed and released only in 2D. (Nolan has a history of disliking the 3D format, refusing Warner Bros’ requrest for his Dark Knight films to be released in the format which commands a higher ticket price.)  Before that, the 3D post-converted Spider-Man: Homecoming was shown on IMAX screens in a combination of 2D and 3D presentation.  This is a change from even a year ago when most IMAX viewings required the audience to don a pair of special, plastic glasses.

This follows a recent history of movie-goers intentionally choosing 2D presentation and falling 3D ticket sales.

Home Video Flattens Out

It’s not only in theaters that 3D is dying. Movie viewers also have shown a preference for the 2D picture in their homes. In 2010, riding off Avatar’s success, High Definition Blu-Ray discs started shipping in 3D formats (the first of which was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs).  3D features were included on all high-end 1080p televisions and home projectors.

However, with the recent advances in 4k resolution, 3D has become a feature of the past. Over the past few years television manufacturers like Sony and LG have phased out 3D capabilities on most of their 4k televisions. With their 2016 models LG only offered 3D on their curved television sets; in 2017 3D was removed altogether.  Likewise 4k home projectors are removing support for 3D, with only Sony offering true 4k projectors that are backwards-compatible with the 3D Blu-Ray format.

Indeed, there is no established standard for 4k home video content to be displayed in 3D; currently movie buyers must choose between the higher resolution or the greater depth in their films.

Is this a win for consumers?

These changes follow the standard market practice of meeting consumer demand.

The 3D format has long been rife with viewer complaints.  In addition to being forced to wear glasses to watch 3D content, be it in theaters or at home, many viewers could not appreciate the added dimension. Per vision insurance company VSP, 5% of the population cannot percieve 3D, and another 25% have trouble perceiving 3D images.  Another 25% or more have complained of headaches, eye strain, and eye fatigue from current 3D digital projection.

These complaints have gotten many people to buy special “2D Glasses” which allow them to see (non IMAX) 3D films in 2D format. (Now Playing Podcast host Marjorie can vouch for these glasses’ effectiveness.)

Many theater-goers also complained about the unreliable quality of 3D in films, much due to the post-conversion process many studios use to save money. The vast majority of 3D films were post-converted–in 2017 only Transformers: The Last Knight was shot natively in the 3D format. On Now Playing Podcast we have complained about lackluster 3D in Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the ApesPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and other movies.

Hollywood studios fought this trend. Many studios intentionally limited 2D availability of films, including 2012’s Prometheus, in order to reap higher profits from the inflated ticket prices.

Will this hurt studios?

Yet despite these consumer complaints, studios have continued to push the 3D format, which commands higher ticket prices.  As movie budgets continue to expand, the higher priced 3D tickets, IMAX tickets, and other “premium” theater experiences have bolstered studio bottom lines.  More, the 3D Blu-Rays sell for $30 or more, while their 2D counterparts are often half that. (Of note, the higher-resolution 4k Blu-Ray discs are often priced equal to, or higher than, their 3D counterparts.)

While the 3D Post Conversion can add $10 million or more to a film’s cost, the increased revenue often offsets that. Many older films, including Jurassic Park and Top Gun were post-converted and re-released to theaters to grab their studios a quick buck.

Yet this switch back to 2D may not bring cheaper ticket prices. AMC Theaters charges the same for 2D and 3D IMAX screenings. It’s possible theaters may raise all ticket prices to current 3D prices to help offset these losses. Also, studios and theater chains have discussed having “event movie” pricing, where tickets cost more for big-budget blockbusters with or without “premium” gimmicks like 3D.

No change for animation?

The movie format that has generated the greatest 3D success is kids’ fare and computer-animated movies, such as LEGO Batman and Moana.  As these films are entirely computer-generated the 3D is more ingrained in their development. The effects are better, and the audience for those films are primarily younger and not yet burnt-out by the format. While Gelfond made no specific mention of animated films staying in 3D, it is likely these will remain in that format for years to come.

Modern 3D History

The modern 3D era was brought in by Cameron in two waves. In 2003 the first modern, digital 3D film was his IMAX documentary Ghosts of the Abyss.  The format had a slow growth over the next six years, mostly as a gimmick in kids films including Spy Kids and The Polar Express.

The change to 3D was a clumsy one. Superman Returns and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix both had select scenes converted to IMAX 3D–requiring customers to don and remove

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_3D_films_(2005_onwards)

glasses through the films.

Modern 3D came into its own in 2009. By that time the 3D cameras required had come down in price. Horror films (which had heavily relied on 3D in the ’80s) got into the game with My Bloody Valentine 3D and The Final Destination.  Animated films premiered in the format, including Coraline, Monsters vs. Aliens, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

But Cameron ushered in a new age with the 3D film Avatar. Somewhat bolstered by 3D and IMAX ticket prices, Avatar became the top-grossing film of all-time. This created a 3D “gold rush” among studios, exponentially increasing the quantity of 3D films produced.

This growth continued until 2011, when 63 3D movies were released.  Growth then leveled off through 2015, when the number of films started to decline.

With these changes to home video and IMAX formats, it is likely 3D films may return to their pre-Avatar numbers.

What do we lose, besides depth?

I’m no great fan of 3D. However, as a movie-goer who prefers to see the movie as the director intended, I’m slightly upset by the loss of the 3D home format. Every movie I’ve purchased since 2010 has been in 3D, if available. I was especially happy with the Transformers films which not only were released in 3D but also changed to the IMAX aspect ratio for their home video releases.

I remember growing up watching movies like Friday the 13th Part III, Jaws 3-D, Emmanuelle 4, and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare on video. All three films had 3D components in theaters which translated poorly to television.  The moments of “I can tell that should be 3D” worsened each viewing experience.

I recently purchased my first 4k TV and had to go through great pains to find one that would continue to support my 3D Blu-Ray discs. It seems in the next five years any movie with great 3D, such as Avatar, Tron: Legacy, and X-Men: Apocalypse will only be seen in their flattened versions.

Even movies filmed in 2D, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had effects sequences specifically designed in 3D to showcase the technology.

Home movie viewers will lose the ability to view many movies from the past decade as they were intended to be seen.

Final Thought

But overall, I believe 3D is a gimmick that more than ran its course. I applaud IMAX for choosing consumers over studios, and I hope that filmmakers now focus on plot and character depth, instead of manufactured depth on the screen.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

July 28, 2017 Posted by | Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Issue 176: Sweet Christmas 2016 – Black Friday & Holiday Shopping Guide!

Happy Thanksgiving, Marvelicious Toys listeners! And welcome to our 7th Annual Holiday Shopping Guide!In this issue Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin run down all the major Black Friday toy sales. Find out where to get Marvel Legends, movies, games, and other toys with the biggest savings! Then follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the best online Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!Then the hosts, aided by the entire Marvelicious Toys team, run down the best Marvel themed gifts for 2016. With prices from $5 to $800, there’s something for fans of all ages and interests! What are the must have collectibles this year? Join us to find out!All this and a 2016 Toys For Tots Challenge in this issue of Marvelicious Toys!And don’t forget, while out shopping for the holidays, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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Issue 175: Deadpool — I Am So Touching My Hot Toys Tonight

In a year that saw four Marvel Comics movies, including Civil War, Doctor Strange, and X-Men: Apocalypse only one came out of nowhere to turn the genre on its ear: Deadpool. Now, nine months later, Hot Toys has given birth to their Deadpool figure, based on the movie outfit. It’s sold out almost everywhere, but is the figure as good as the movie? Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie break the fourth wall to tell you!

Speaking of Marvel movies, Doctor Strange hit U.S. theaters last week. Our hosts give their impressions of the film, and how it fits in the Marvel Universe.With a tale of two Captain America shields from Hasbro, an expensive Spooktaculer, and Marvel Hot Toys figures under $100 shipped, it’s all in this loaded issue of the Marvelicious Toys podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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Issue 175: Deadpool — I Am So Touching My Hot Toys Tonight

In a year that saw four Marvel Comics movies, including Civil War, Doctor Strange, and X-Men: Apocalypse only one came out of nowhere to turn the genre on its ear: Deadpool. Now, nine months later, Hot Toys has given birth to their Deadpool figure, based on the movie outfit. It’s sold out almost everywhere, but is the figure as good as the movie? Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie break the fourth wall to tell you!

Speaking of Marvel movies, Doctor Strange hit U.S. theaters last week. Our hosts give their impressions of the film, and how it fits in the Marvel Universe.With a tale of two Captain America shields from Hasbro, an expensive Spooktaculer, and Marvel Hot Toys figures under $100 shipped, it’s all in this loaded issue of the Marvelicious Toys podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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November 9, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 175: Deadpool — I Am So Touching My Hot Toys Tonight

Issue 174: People Are Strange When You’re a Doctor

It’s a magical time for Marvel fans! Next week Doctor Strange gets released to theaters across the US. It is already vexing audiences overseas. So to prepare for the new film, Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie are reviewing the new Doctor Strange wave of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends. With three different versions of Strange himself, plus Nico, Brother Voodoo, Enchantress, Iron Fist, and more–and the build-a-figure Dormammu! Join them to find out which figures are repaints, which are new, and which you must have for your collection!

Also on this week’s show, the hosts review Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Electronic Iron Man Helmet. Plus looks at the new trailers for Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, all in this special 100-minute issue of Marvelicious Toys!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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October 26, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 174: People Are Strange When You’re a Doctor

Issue 173: New York Comic Con 2016

This weekend saw over 160,000 fans converge at New York City’s Javitz Center. They were all there for one thing: New York Comic Con! Marvel fans found much to do, including getting autographs from John Bernthal and Evangeline Lilly, art from Adi Granov and Mark Brooks, and exclusive toys and comics galore!

For collectors NYCC holds lots of surprises. Hasbro revealed new Marvel Legends figures, Kotobukiya showed off their upcoming Bishoujo and Art-FX statues, plus displays by Sideshow, Mezco, NECA, and a dozen more companies. Even Cross Pens and Hallmark had new things for die-hard Marvel fans.

Marjorie and Arnie were on site all four days. In this issue of Marvelicious Toys you can see all the upcoming toy reveals. Plus join them for exclusive interviews with Kotobukiya, Hasbro, and John Tyler Christopher — the artist behind all the awesome action figure variant covers!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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Issue 172: Pumpkin Spice Goblin

The Marvelicious Toys crew is back with Venom…in space! On this new podcast they review the Space Venom wave of Marvel Legends including two Ultimate Spider-Men, Silk, Electro, Ashley Barton Spider-Girl, and Hobgoblin!

Also, next week is New York Comic Con and Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin run down the exclusive toys you should hunt for at the con. And if you’re going to NYCC be sure to say “hi” to our hosts!

With a new thin crust Hot Toys figure and more, it’s in this new issue of Marvelicious Toys!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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September 28, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 172: Pumpkin Spice Goblin

Issue 171: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

They’re Uncanny! They’re Astonishing! They’re Extraordinary! They’re the Figures of the Atom — Hasbro’s new X-Men wave of Marvel Legends. Gather Phoenix, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Cable, Havok, Iceman and Wolverine and then you can build The Unstoppable Juggernaut! Oh yeah, did we mention there’s a Deadpool figure in there too?  Join Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin on this issue of Marvelicious Toys for an in-depth look at this hard to find figure wave!  
With a look at Iron Studios new Winter Soldier statue, Sideshow’s Wolverine vs Hulk Maquette, the NYCC exclusive Daredevil from One:12 Collective and more, it’s all in this issue of Marvel-X-ious Toys!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating.  We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes.  To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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September 14, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 171: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

Mallardlicious Toys

August, 1986 was a landmark for Marvel Comics fans. After years of seeing DC heroes in theaters, Marvel struck back. The very first Marvel Comics movie was released by Lucasfilm, starring actors from Back to the Future, Amadeus, and Top Gun. Before there was Iron Man there was…Howard the Duck!!

Now celebrate 30 years of duckiness! Howard the Duck stars Lea Thompson and Ed Gale join Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin on this look back at the movie–and all the collectibles from it! Candy cigars, trading cards, View-Master slides, Laserdiscs, DVDs, video games, and more — all based on Lucasfilm’s adaptation of Howard.

They’re not just toys, they’re Mallardlicious!

Arnie C: https://marvelicious.podbean.com/mf/play/mzx72j/MallardliciousToys.mp3

      

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Issue 170: The Raft – JAILBREAK!

Abomination. Purple Man. Spider-Man. Enchantress. Sandman. Dread Knight.
What do these disparate Marvel Comics characters have in common? They
are the characters Hasbro bundled together in their 2016 San Diego
Comic-Con Exclusive Marvel Legends set — The Raft! ​They sold out at
the show and last Tuesday online, but now you can join the Marvelicious
Toys crew as they review these six figures! And they tell you how you
can get most of them soon.

Also
on this week’s show are reviews of the new Marvel Legends Role Play
Captain America shield. Priced at about $100, this is Hasbro’s first
entry into high end Marvel collectibles. There’s a metal shield coming
this Fall, but should you jump on the current (cheaper) version? Find
out on this show.

With
reviews of Jada Toys’ Black Widow figure, some great bargains on Marvel
Legends figures, and so much more, it’s all in this issue of
Marvelicious Toys!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

Arnie C: https://marvelicious.podbean.com/mf/play/quiuke/MT170.mp3

      

August 17, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 170: The Raft – JAILBREAK!

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

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Issue 169: Marvel Collecting at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

For Marvel collectors, keeping up with all the news out of 2016’s San Diego Comic-Con International can be overwhelming. Waves of new Legends from Hasbro, new Hot Toys sixth scale figures on display, Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant, Mezco, NECA, Sideshow Collectibles, and so much more!

If you couldn’t keep up, or if you want to experience the excitement of the convention, join Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin in this full-video coverage of San Diego Comic-Con! Recorded live on the floor, plus around the convention, the Marvelicious Toys hosts run down the most exciting news and reveals from the show!

Plus watch exclusive interviews with Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Jada Toys, and Diamond Select Toys.

It’s like being at the con without the sore back and tired feet! So watch this super-sized Marvelicious Toys show now!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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July 28, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 169: Marvel Collecting at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Issue 167: Tickets to the Gun Show

Convention
season is in full effect! This past weekend saw major cons in D.C.,
Phoenix, and California. For our Marvelicious hosts Arnie and Marjorie,
however, the place to be was Philadelphia, PA — along with Lea
Thompson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper,
Stanley Tucci, and Tom Hiddleston! All these celebrities, and dozens
more, were gathered at Wizard World Philadelphia. On this show, hear a
report from the floor — the good, the bad, and the photo ops!

But
coming soon is the world’s bigest convention: San Diego Comic-Con
International! Every year the exclusives are enough to fill a room and
break the bank, and the reveals and pre-orders have already begun!
Kotobukiya, Mezco, Monogram International, and Diamond Select toys all
have revealed some or all of their offerings — and it appears Hasbro’s
3.75-inch Legends set has leaked to eBay! Listen to find out what has
been revealed and how much you should budget this year.

Finally,
on this show hear an overview of the new Marvel Legends 6-inch figures
put up for pre-order. Three new waves, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Captain
America, all went up for order–and one of those waves is already
selling out across the web!

All that and more in this jam-packed Marvelicious Toys Podcast!

And
don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We
need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular
full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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Issue 168: The Collector’s Paradise

Two weeks from tonight begins San Diego Comic-Con International 2016! The reveals, the exclusives, the panels, the giveaways, the celebrities, and the fans! There covering all the new Marvel collecting news is the Marvelicious Toys team, and on this podcast they run down all the new exclusive reveals. Plus, they have a hands on review of the still unannounced Hasbro 3.75-inch exclusive set featuring The Collector, Cosmo the Spacedog, Moon boy, Lockjaw, and Howard the Duck. Find out if this is a set you’ll need to have in your collection.

Also on this week’s show, a look at a new and shiny Hot Toys exclusive Iron Man, a review of the Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends Namor figure, and a Podbean backer picked review of a Deadpool collectible!

All that and more in this extra-long episode of the Marvelicious Toys Podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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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

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Issue 167: Tickets to the Gun Show

Convention season is in full effect! This past weekend saw major cons in D.C., Phoenix, and California. For our Marvelicious hosts Arnie and Marjorie, however, the place to be was Philadelphia, PA — along with Lea Thompson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, and Tom Hiddleston! All these celebrities, and dozens more, were gathered at Wizard World Philadelphia. On this show, hear a report from the floor — the good, the bad, and the photo ops!

But coming soon is the world’s bigest convention: San Diego Comic-Con International! Every year the exclusives are enough to fill a room and break the bank, and the reveals and pre-orders have already begun! Kotobukiya, Mezco, Monogram International, and Diamond Select toys all have revealed some or all of their offerings — and it appears Hasbro’s 3.75-inch Legends set has leaked to eBay! Listen to find out what has been revealed and how much you should budget this year.

Finally, on this show hear an overview of the new Marvel Legends 6-inch figures put up for pre-order. Three new waves, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Captain America, all went up for order–and one of those waves is already selling out across the web!

All that and more in this jam-packed Marvelicious Toys Podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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June 8, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 167: Tickets to the Gun Show

Issue 166: I Can Do This All Day

Captain America: Civil War is a bona fide blockbuster, but more importantly it was a great movie! This superhero monster mash had action and heart. But now that we’ve seen the movie, it’s time to talk about the toys! Join Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin on this Marvelicious Toys Podcast as they review the Giant Man wave of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends, including the Civil War incarnations of Cap, Iron Man, Black Panther, and Scott Lang Giant Man.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts look at the new pre-orders for the Iron Studios’ Black Panther, S.H. Figuarts’ Tony Stark (from Iron Man 3), and more!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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Issue 165: Push It. Push It Real Good!

Salt and Pepper’s here, and they’re pushing it with awesome quarter-scale, high quality custom statues–with exceedingly low production numbers. Spider-Gwen, Magneto, Spider-Ham, Captain Marvel, and more have been released. Marjorie and Arnie just got their hands on the Spider-Gwen — listen in for a full review!

Also on this week’s show, it’s CIVIL WAR! Arnie and Justin are #TeamIronMan, and Marjorie is #TeamCap. How do the three get along after seeing the new Captain America movie? Listen to see if they fight their way out of this one.

With a new (ish) wave of Marvel Legends only available in the UK, more chase Funko POP! Deadpools, a look at the new Civil War Legends 3-Pack, and so much more, it’s all in this new issue of Marvelicious Toys!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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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

Issue 164: we know we’ll get more hits if we put SPIDER-GWEN in the title

Call this episode of Mavelicious Toys “Bounty” because we’re all about absorption! Join Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin as they provide hands-on reviews of all 8 figures in the Marvel Legends wave of Spider-Man themed figures and an Absorbing Man Crusher Creel Build-A-Figure. From Morbius to Beetle, Venom to Jack-O-Lantern, and the super-popular SPIDER-GWEN, we review them all!

Also on this week’s show, a look forward to Captain America: Civil War! It’s out next weekend, and the hosts are hyped. Find out about even more exclusives from Funko and your local movie theater.

With a silly hunt for Playmation figures, three new burning hot Hot Toys, and more, it’s all in this week’s Marvelicious Toys podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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April 27, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 164: we know we’ll get more hits if we put SPIDER-GWEN in the title

Issue 163: I Have Protection

This episode of Marvelicious Toys is jam-packed with collecting and convention goodness!

First, join Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin as they look at the recent conventions — Wizard World St. Louis, Wizard World Madison, Emerald City Comic-Con, and even a look ahead to San Diego Comic-Con International!

Then the hosts go to Civil War over all the new toys and products being released. From a bevy of food tie-ins to Hasbro’s Titan Hero figures to Jada Toys Die-Cast Cap and Iron Man, it’s all covered in this show.

Plus Hot Toys has two new figures up for pre-order: Ant-Man and Black Panther! Those are covered, along with the upcoming exclusive Deadpool Blu-ray sets, Diamond Select Toys’ new Retro Deadpool and Disney Exclusive Spider-Man Select, and more.

To top it all off, this show reviews not one but two high-end Hulk vs Hulkbuster Age of Ultron sets — the Cosbaby three-pack from Hot Toys, and the Egg Attack exclusive set.

All this and a in-depth discussion on protecting your POPS, it’s all in this Marvelicious Toys podcast!

And don’t forget, Marvelicious Toys needs your help to keep operating. We need to add new team members and hopefully bring back the regular full-video episodes. To support our show and get exclusive rewards Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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April 13, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 163: I Have Protection

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!

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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:

2016 Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Madness Bracket - Finals

 

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

 

 

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

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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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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April 2, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Spider-Man vs Captain America

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!

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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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Elite 8 – Hulk vs Iron Man!

Issue 162: C2E 2 Illigit to Quit! — Video Podcast

Last weekend at Chicago’s C2E2 convention was a rare gathering of Arnie, Marjorie, Justin, and other Marvelicious Team Members. Together they shopped, they chatted, and they partied with some listeners. Of course, they also recorded a new episode of Marvelicious Toys!Gathered in person, our hosts looked at the Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai figures. Standing about 10-inches tall, they reviewed Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Iron Man, and Venom! But there’s a twist…! After recording the hosts found out half the figures were Chinese bootlegs! So after the con the team reconvened to compare these fakers with the real deal, and tell YOU how to spot the difference! It’s all in this mega-episode of Marvelicious Toys!This episode of Marvelicious Toys is a full video episode–but those will be the exception going forward. To bring back the full video shows we need listener help to keep the show growing! Check out our crowdfunding campaign, live now on PodBean

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March 29, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 162: C2E 2 Illigit to Quit! — Video Podcast

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

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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

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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

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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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March 25, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Match 6 – Vision vs Rocket Raccoon

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Click to see the full March Marvel Madness Bracket

Click to see the full March Marvel Madness Bracket

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!

 

Marvel collectors: get your dose of Marvel toy and statue collecting news on the Marvelicious Toys podcast!

Marvel movie fans: hear reviews of every Marvel movie, from Howard the Duck through Ant-Man on the Now Playing podcast!

 

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

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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!

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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!

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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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Marvel Madness Match 12 – Jessica Jones vs Quicksilver!

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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!

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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!

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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

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

Issue 161: Bark at the Moon

To build up to Captain America: Civil War Hasbro has released a new wave of Marvel Legends themed for that first Avenger. Agent 13, Mockingbird, Captain America, Taskmaster, and others gather to build the giant figure of Red Skull as Onslaught. On this issue of Marvelicious Toys, Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin review all eight figures in this wave and tell you which are worth the hunt!

Plus the Marvelicious Toys team is ready for March Marvel Madness! Every day from now through April 5, heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be going head to head, and you decide who wins! Can Winter Soldier take Luke Cage in a fight? Is Star-Lord able to overcome Rocket Raccoon? Head to VenganzaMedia.com each day to cast your vote. You can even download your own bracket to make your predictions!

With C2E2 and more to come, it’s all in this new issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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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.

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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

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Pre-Order Alert: Mezco’s One:12 Captain America (Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Red Skull Announced)

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There was no contest.  Marvelicious Toys’ winner of “Best in Show” for the 2016 Toy Fair International was Mezco and their One:12 line of highly articulated 1/12th scale action figures.

Now the first Marvel Superhero in that figure line is available for pre-order:  Captain America

This new figure line has these classic Marvel characters in their comic book incarnations. But with what Mezco calls “Hyper-realistic portraits”, 32-points of articulation, fabric uniforms with special silk screening applications, and sculpted accessories like belt, gloves, harness, and boots, this is a 6-inch figure like no other.

Plus the Captain America figure is loaded with accessories.  This first release has

  • Standard helmeted portrait
  • Unmasked Steve Rogers Portrait
  • Fists (L&R)
  • “Thumbs Up” hand (L)
  • Saluting hand (R)
  • Pointing hand (R)
  • Posing hands (L&R)
  • Holding hands (L&R)
  • Shield throwing hands (L&R)
  • Shield with magnetic attachments
  • Harness with magnetic attachment
  • Knife (fits in sheath on the boot)
  • Grenade set (can clip onto the back of the belt)
  • Interchangeable pouch and canteen (can clip onto the belt)
  • Display base with posing post

Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box with translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.

We know this line will expand fast.  Three different versions of Captain America were displayed at Toy Fair, and this is the first opened for order. Plus just earlier today Mezco revealed their plans for Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Red Skull figures in this line!

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Previous Mezco One:12 releases, like their Spock and Batman, have pre-sold out and already command top dollar on the secondary market. So if you want to jump into this new line, you can order direct from Mezco today!

Watch our booth tour and interview with Mezco about thier One:12 line on the Marvelicious Toys YouTube channel

March 9, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Mezco’s One:12 Captain America (Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Red Skull Announced)

Issue 160: Feelin’ Grooty

The list has leaked! Circulating the internet has been a rumor list of all the Marvel Legends figures Hasbro has planned for 2016, including Venom: Space Knight, Eel, and more! Join us as we run down the list of all the possible figures in your future!

Also on this show, Factory Entertainment proved themselves the company to watch at Toy Fair this year. With their Captain America and Deadpool motion statues, Daredevil and Spider-Man walking sticks, and Jim Lee monolith, they were taking statue collecting in exciting new areas.

Now, to follow up on the Toy Fair report, Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie look at Factory Entertainment’s Dancing Groot Premium Motion Statue. A full-scale replica, with a bit of motion in his pot, join the Marvelicious hosts to find out how Groot influences their future orders!

And finally, this weekend was Wizard World Cincinatti, where the mighty Chris Hemsworth came to sign autographs, pose for photos, and answer fan questions. Marjorie and Arnie were on hand for the event. They run down the shopping, the celebrities, and more!

All this plus a power-ful Captain America shield and a Marvel Collector Corps unboxing in this jam-packed issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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Issue 159: Toy Fair 2016 Pt 2 — Kotobukiya, Mezco, and more!

With Hasbro, Hot Toys, Comicave Studios, Ban Dai, Tamashii Nations, and others, Marvel action figure collectors have a wide selection of lines. But the choice is about to get more difficult as Mezco joins the scene! Their One:12 Collective line of figures are 6.5-inch scale, well articulated, highly detailed, and clothed in amazing soft goods. Join Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin as they tell you why this is their most exciting new reveal at Toy Fair 2016! And watch an exclusive interview with One:12 Project Manager Pierre Kalenzaga!

Also in this show is even more Toy Fair International coverage. Kotobukiya gives us an exclusive reveal on their new Spider-Man Art-FX+ line. Diamond Select Toys shows off new Marvel Select figures, Minimates, statues, and their new PVC line. Uncle Milton unlocks the secrets of the universe, and Monogram International has a heavy reveal.

Get all this information and more in this giant-sized bonus issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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Issue 158: Toy Fair 2016 Pt 1 — Hasbro, LEGO, Comicave, and more!

Hasbro has done the stuff of LEGENDS at the 2016 Toy Fair International in New York City! They have announced 4 different toy lines, all with the name of “Legends” — 3.75-inch scale, 6-inch scale, 12-inch scale, and life-sized prop replicas! Confusing? Join Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin as they sort it all out and discuss the best new toys coming later this year!

Also on this show, LEGO has a bridge to sell you — and it has a taxi hanging off of it! The hosts go through the cool new Civil War, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Avengers LEGO sets on display at Toy Fair.

With a look at new offerings from Comicave Studios, new Re:Edit figures, and more — it’s all in this LEGENDS issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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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

 

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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

Issue 157: I Aint ‘Fraid of No Hulk!

Marvel Legends show no sign of slowing down! The new Absorbing Man wave of figures is on pegs across the country, and the Onslaught wave is close behind! But before the Marvelicious Toys hosts can get to these new ones, they have some old business to attend to–the Hulkbuster wave! Join them on this Marvelicious Toys as they look at the final wave of 2015 with Iron Man, War Machine, Thundra, Blizzard, and more!

But that’s not the only Mark featured this show. Just shipping now is the new Play Imaginative Die Cast Iron Man Mk 38 — the IGOR Armor! Produced by Comicave Studios, is this 8.5-inch beast worth adding to your heavy metal house party? Find out in this show!

With an update on the Art of Daredevil and Jessica Jones books, clearance sales across the country, a Deadpool Hot Toys and more, it’s all in this Marvelicious Toys!

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Issue 156: Toys of Future Past 2015 Part 1

2015 was a great year for collectors! Dozens of new Marvel Legends figures arrived on store pegs. Long-promised 3.75-inch scale Marvel Infinite Series figures finally joined your collection. Plus movie figures tying into Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Now it’s time for Marvelicious Toys’ annual Toys of Future Past show! This year Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin are joined by Scott from the Action Figure Blues podcast, and Dabid from Marvel Toy News, and other Marvelicious team members. Join them as they look back at one Legend-ary year!

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Issue 155: Toys of Future Past 2015 Part 1

2015 was a great year for collectors! Dozens of new Marvel Legends figures arrived on store pegs. Long-promised 3.75-inch scale Marvel Infinite Series figures finally joined your collection. Plus movie figures tying into Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Now it’s time for Marvelicious Toys’ annual Toys of Future Past show! This year Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin are joined by Scott from the Action Figure Blues podcast, and Dabid from Marvel Toy News, and other Marvelicious team members. Join them as they look back at one Legend-ary year!

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Issue 154: Play Imaginative – The Die is Cast

Marvelicious Toys awarded Play Imaginative’s one-twelfth line “Best in Show” at San Diego Comic-Con. No other company had as fresh a display, as attractive a price-point, and as high quality an item. The only problem is…that was San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.

In the years since Play Imaginative has put out figures in the one-quarter and one-sixth scale, but their six-inch figures faced one delay after another.

But finally the figures have shipped! Iron Man Mark 42, War Machine Mk 2, Iron Man Mark 40 (Shotgun Amor) and Iron Patriot — all have started shipping worldwide. And Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie have them in hand! Were they worth the wait? And are there quality issues with the figures? Watch this episode to find out!

With a rundown of some great bargains (and even better Toys For Tots donations), a new Hot Toys Iron Man, and more, it’s all in this issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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December 8, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Issue 154: Play Imaginative – The Die is Cast

Issue 153: Sweet Christmas 2015 – Holiday Gift Guide & Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Marvelicious Toys community!

While your family rehashes bad memories and watches football we give you our 6th annual Sweet Christmas Holiday Gift Guide. Do you have a Marvel collector in your life and are stumped for a gift? Or do you want to give your loved ones ideas for gifts for you? Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin give dozens of gift ideas here in this show. From stocking stuffers to action figures to high end statues and figures, the whole range is in this guide!

Plus the Black Friday sales are about to start. As early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning stores are starting their deep discounts for the holiday season. What bargains are worth braving stores for Marvel collectors? Listen to find out.

And be sure you get, and give, a Marvel themed gift this year! Our annual holiday gift X-Change registration is open. Sign up before Dec 2 to join in this fun Secret Santa type fun. Find out all the details and sign up now.

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New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 152: Karma Chameleon

The holiday shopping season started November 1st, and that means a bevvy of new Marvel Legends figures on store pegs! Plus deep discounts on the new waves from Amazon, including the Rhino wave. On this week’s show Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie look at the eight new figures in this set: Scarlet Spider, Superior Venom, Ghost Rider, Kraven the Hunter, Chameleon, Misty Knight, White Tiger, and Rhino!

Plus a bonus Legends review of Pepper Potts’ armored identity Rescue. The figure was exclusive with a 2016 Marvel Unlimited subscription. How does the figure compare to the one teased at 2013’s SDCC? Listen to find out.

And from the biggest figures to the smallest, the Walgreens exclusive Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Minimates are showing up. On this show get quick reviews of the four packs released thus far, including Venom, Hulk, Crossbones, Rocket Raccoon, and more! Then we run down the next four packs coming soon.

With news on Play Imaginative, the first Hot Toys figure with wrinkled hands, and more, it’s all in this gala 5th Anniversary issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 151: You Can Do Magik

Magik was all around us at San Diego Comic-Con…as thousands of Marvel collectors picked up their Book of Vishanti set of Marvel Legends. Featuring five figures found nowhere else, this set comes with a translucent “astral projection” Dr. Strange, his long time enemy Dormammu, former Sorcerer Supereme Brother Voodoo, Hela the Norse goddess of the underworld, and Strange’s pupil Magik of the X-Men. On this issue of Marvelicious Toys the hosts conjure up a review of this set!

With a review of the Walgreens exclusive yellow-and-brown Daredevil Legends figure, new Art-FX+ statues from Kotobukiya, and a chance to win a Marvel mini-bust from Gentle Giant, it’s all in this issue of the Marvelicious Toys podcast!

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October 27, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 151: You Can Do Magik

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 150: YOU Have a Hulk

Kotobukiya’s Art-FX+ statues have always been great for Marvel collectors. Detailed, affordable, gorgeous, and sized perfectly so you can put a group together on one shelf, this line of vinyl figurines has been many collectors’ first foray into high-end collecting. But in 2015 they have released their best set yet — the Hulkbuster and Hulk from Age of Ultron! In this issue of Marvelicious Toys Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie review these newly released statues, as well as the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Rampaging Hulk statue variant!

And you can win one of the Entertainment Earth exclusive Hulk statues! Watch this week’s show, then head over to the contest to enter!

Also on this week’s show is the complete coverage of all the New York Comic-Con reveals! Find out about the new Legends figures, 6 and 3.75 inch, headed your way!

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October 13, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 150: YOU Have a Hulk

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 149: Legends of Ant-Man Part Two

On the last episode of Marvelicious Toys the hosts reviewed all the Marvel Legends Ant-Man figures. Now they continue reviewing the latest Marvel Comics Ant-Man figures.

First, they review the San Diego Comic-Con Ant-Man box set. Is it a Marvel Universe set? Marvel Legends? Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie debate that topic and tell you if collectors should hunt this exclusive down on eBay!

Then they look at the smallest Marvel SDCC exclusive from Hasbro yet — the Ant-Man figure in the matchbox. Find out what completists need to know about this tiny toy!

With a look at the upcoming Rhino and Hulkbuster waves of legends, a deal of Figuarts Avengers, a report from Wizard World, and so much more, it’s all in this issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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September 1, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 149: Legends of Ant-Man Part Two

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 148: Legends of Ant-Man

Ant-Man was yet another feather in Marvel’s cap – a solid film that entertained most people. Now on Marvelicious Toys, Justin, Marjorie and Arnie look to see if the toys match the quality of the film!

In this first part of a 2-podcast series, the Marvelicious hosts review all eight of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figure released under the Ant-Man logo: Ant-Man, Wasp, Bulldozer, Tiger Shark, Grim Reaper, and Giant Man and then the Build-a-Figure: the movie version of Ultron!

The eighth Legend figure is the Walgreens exclusive Eric O’Grady version of Ant-Man in his black suit.

Hear reviews of all these figures, plus more more collectibles news and updates in this issue of Marvelicious Toys!

Then come back in 2 weeks as we look at the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Ant-Man figures

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August 18, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 148: Legends of Ant-Man

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 147: What a Box of A-Holes

Guardians of the Galaxy was a smash hit film, bringing these comic characters into the spotlight like never before. In addition to a number of comics and an upcoming animated series, the Guardians have new toys in the form of an Entertainment Earth exclusive box set. On this issue of Marvelicious Toys Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie review this set, tell you what’s new and what’s reused, and if you should buy this box of A-Holes!

Also in this week’s show, Pepper Potts gets her own Hot Toys figure, details on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Blu-Ray releases, and a chance to win a Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Set!

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August 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 147: What a Box of A-Holes

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 146: A Tour of the SDCC Show Floor!

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July 24, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 146: A Tour of the SDCC Show Floor!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 145: We Want the Funko (2015 SDCC Exclusives)

One week from tonight it’s Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con. There will be plenty of news, reveals, celebrities, and more — but most of all there will be exclusives!

On this issue of Marvelicious Toys Marjorie, Arnie, and guest host Geof run down the full list (so far) of exclusive items from this year’s big show. If you’re going to the convention, which items should you buy first? If you’re not going, what items can you buy online (and which will command top dollar on eBay)? It’s all revealed in this issue!

So watch this week’s new show, and join us next week on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube as we bring all the news from the show itself!

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June 30, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 145: We Want the Funko (2015 SDCC Exclusives)

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 144: Welcome Back, Mego!

Mego action figures were the start of collecting, and comic book love, for many collectors from Generation X. With the soft goods outfits, removable boots, varied accessories and more, these figures have become harder to find but that doesn’t stop collectors from trying. But now Diamond Select Toys has the license to reproduce classic Mego action figures! The first three are out – Spider-Man, Captain America, and one never made in the classic Mego line: Wolverine! In addition to being nostalgic throw-backs, DST is also including upgraded outfits and alternate outfits, all expanding the Mego line while paying homage.

On this issue of Marvelicious Toys, Marjorie and Justin join long-time Mego lover Arnie to review these three figures. Joint hem to find out if these are faithful representations, and if the toys are just for older collectors or for everyone!

But while older collectors love the toys of their youth, younger fans prefer the simple pleasures — such as Hasbro’s Titan Hero Tech figures. On this issue the hosts review three of the Age of Ultron Titan Tech figures, as well as the two Entertainment Earth exclusive Titan Heroes: Hawkeye and Iron Legion!

With a preview of this year’s hottest San Diego Comic-Con exclusives and more, it’s all in this week’s Marvelicious Toys!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT144.MP3

      

June 16, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 144: Welcome Back, Mego!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 143: Marvel’s X-Tinction Agenda

Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin are back with a jam-packed new episode of Marvelicious Toys!

On this show we tell you where you can find the latest Marvel Legends, including Daredevil, Spider-Woman, and Hulk! Plus we look forward to some new Hasbro figures on the horizon. Plus a look at several new online orders, including Hot Toys’ Vision, Iron Legion, and Iron Man Mk 45, and Sideshow Collectibles’ new Premium Format Spider-Man statue. With a look at the most exclusive Hulkbuster toy yet, and review of Marvel’s new Secret Wars action figure comic covers, it’s all in this jam-packed issue!

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June 2, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 143: Marvel’s X-Tinction Agenda

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 142: Leapin’ Legends!

Tomorrow the Age of Ultron begins as the biggest Marvel movie of Phase II hits theaters! To celebrate, we bring you a special, bonus Marvelicious Toys show with plenty of Avengers assembled!

Hasbro’s newest Marvel Legends figures tie into Age of Ultron as the movie likenesses of Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man ship with comic-based Hellcat, Spider-Woman and Batroc. Get all six and you build the mad titan Thanos! Join Arnie, Justin, and Marjorie for reviews of all seven figures in this wave!

And also in this show, Marjorie & Arnie attended C2E2 in Chicago this weekend! From the vendors to artist’s alley to the autograph hall, they run down the experience, and recall a purchase that (Hulk)busted Arnie’s wallet!

With two new Hot Toys and an Age of Ultron S.H. Figuarts that’s even harder to assemble than the other Avengers, it’s all in this bonus Marvelicious Toys!

Plus follow @thearniec on Twitter as he attends the 11 movie AMC Marvel marathon! He’ll be tweeting the experience on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT142.MP3

      

April 29, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 142: Leapin’ Legends!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 141: The Legends of Daredevil

In this issue there is a totally new Marvelicious Toys team-up! With Marjorie and Arnie crossing over to another series (Star Wars Action News) Justin joins forces with Geof to host this week’s episode of Marvelicious Toys!

In this episode the dynamic hosting duo look at the new Avengers: Age of Ultron figures coming from Ban Dai’s S.H. Figuarts line! Geof’s superpower is his focus on international toys and so he helps you figure out if these foreign figures are worth your dollar!

But then Marjorie and Arnie cameo to join Justin for a review that will make you crawl the walls–Hasbro’s Spider-Man wave of Marvel Legends! With Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, and Anti-Venom, these figures are hitting stores now and we review them all! Plus in the wave is Daredevil–star of the new Netflix series!

With a look at the new toys hitting stores, a review of Spaghetti Webz accessories, and more, it’s all in this jam-packed Marvelicious Toys show!

Then join us next Wendesday for a bonus Avengers: Age of Ultron episode with even more Marvel Legends reviews!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT141.MP3

      

April 21, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 141: The Legends of Daredevil

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 140: Agents of CHiPs!

In the original Avengers films the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Phil Coulson, loomed large. Yet none of those characters received any attention in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line–until now! With the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron Toys R Us is now selling the exclusive Legends 3-pack with those characters! Join the Agents of Marvelicious, Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie, to find out if this set should be on your Most Wanted list!

But Age of Ultron is not confined to the toy aisle–it’s coming everywhere! Tie-ins are hitting hard in cereals, snack foods, and breakfast waffles. The biggest tie-in is Doritos with their numerous chip bags – one flavor for each Avenger, creating a conundrum for food packaging collectors. The hosts review and evaluate if these are collectibles they’re hungry for.

With a Spider-Man plushie that brings a special package, the largest scale Hot Toys figure to date, and more, it’s all in this issue of Marvelicious Toys!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT140.MP3

      

April 7, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 140: Agents of CHiPs!

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow’s Black Cat by J Scott Campbell

 

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This is one Black Cat you want to cross your path!

It’s been quite some time since Sideshow Collectibles has released a new statue from their J Scott Campbell Spider-Man collection.  But now, almost a year since Spider-Man himself went for order, comes the 4th statue in the series — Black Cat!

This statue is based on a print Campbell has sold for several years at conventions, featuring Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, playing with her favorite ball of yarn–Spider-Man.  More, this statue comes in an exclusive edition with an extra accessory–a sculpted cat to rub up against Black Cat’s leather boot!

The statue stands 9-inches high with Black Cat in her crouching pose, and weighs about 8 lbs.  It is expected to ship the second quarter of 2016.

The Campbell Spider-Man statues have had astoundingly high edition numbers…and all sold through!  The Mary Jane comiquette had 6,000 pieces ship–and is sold out!  The exclusive edition of Spider-Man sold out as well.  The other statues, Gwen Stacey, Spider-Man, and the alternate Spider-Man in Classic Colors have all gone back to pre-order status after shipping!  It’s astounding, but these statues have been some of the most popular Marvel items from Sideshow Collectibles in years!

So what are you waiting for?  Head to Sideshow Collectibles and order yours now!

 

March 26, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow’s Black Cat by J Scott Campbell

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 139: Gone Groot’n

In two months Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters–but the toys are here! New figures are hitting stores harder than a Hulkbuster hits a Hulk! Marvel Legends, Funko POP! vinyls and Dorbs, and more are at retail–and in collectors’ hands! On this Marvelicious Toys hosts Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie run down their latest finds and tell you the best places to shop for the newest figures!

It’s not just the stores getting hit, online sales are burning up! Hot Toys has released their Hawkeye and Black Widow figures from Age of Ultron, plus a series of Cosbabies from the new film! Plus Iron Man III armors still showing up, and more!

With a report from the Indiana Comic-Con, a Rocket Raccoon sighting at the Toy Man Toy Show, and a slip of the tongue you won’t soon forget, it’s all in this episode of Marvelicious Toys!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT139.MP3

      

March 24, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 139: Gone Groot’n

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 138: Thunder, Thunder, Thunder God — HO!

As Age of Ultron draws near the toys are hitting stores hard! Toys R Us and Targets are full of new Marvel Legends…but are they worth buying? On this issue of Marvelicious Toys the Allfather wave of Marvel Legends are reviewed. Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Machine Man, Iron Fist, and Sentry–and get them all to build Odin or King Thor! Watch for reviews of all nine characters!

Also on this week’s show we look at the new releases from Hot Toys, both the Hulk and the Hulkbuster! This new Iron Man armor is the biggest Hot Toys figure in the Marvel line–and the most expensive. Is it worth it? Listen to find out!

With a review of the only Jubilee statue ever made–the Kotobukiya Bishoujo statue, a look at the new Age of Ultron trailer, a discussion of the 11-movie Avengers marathon and more! It’s all in this giant-sized Marvelicious Toys!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT138.MP3

      

March 10, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 138: Thunder, Thunder, Thunder God — HO!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 136: Toy Fair 2015 Part 2 – Funko, Diamond, and More!

Toy Fair International is where all the toymakers preview all the new figures, toys, and collectibles that will be released throughout the year. For Marvel collectors there was some great news in regards to announcements based on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and, of course, the comics themselves!

On this first part of their Toy Fair coverage, Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie look at all the new 2015 sets coming from LEGO. With a macro-scale Ant-Man set, an Avengers Tower, and a Helicarrier that has to be seen to be believed, it’s all on this episode!

Then Hasbro may be having their biggest year yet–in terms of figure sizes! The Marvel Brand Team announced half a dozen waves of new Legends figures, plus tons of store exclusives as well! With news on the Infinite Series line and much more, it’s in this show. Plus listen for an exclusive review with Hasbro’s Dwight Stall about SDCC exclusives and more!

Then come back next week for a bonus episode and even more Marvelicious Toy Fair news!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT137.MP3

      

February 24, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 136: Toy Fair 2015 Part 2 – Funko, Diamond, and More!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 136: Toy Fair 2015 Part 1 – Hasbro and LEGO

Toy Fair International is where all the toymakers preview all the new figures, toys, and collectibles that will be released throughout the year. For Marvel collectors there was some great news in regards to announcements based on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and, of course, the comics themselves!

On this first part of their Toy Fair coverage, Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie look at all the new 2015 sets coming from LEGO. With a macro-scale Ant-Man set, an Avengers Tower, and a Helicarrier that has to be seen to be believed, it’s all on this episode!

Then Hasbro may be having their biggest year yet–in terms of figure sizes! The Marvel Brand Team announced half a dozen waves of new Legends figures, plus tons of store exclusives as well! With news on the Infinite Series line and much more, it’s in this show. Plus listen for an exclusive review with Hasbro’s Dwight Stall about SDCC exclusives and more!

Then come back next week for a bonus episode and even more Marvelicious Toy Fair news!

Arnie C: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT136.MP3

      

February 16, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 136: Toy Fair 2015 Part 1 – Hasbro and LEGO

New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens

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This month saw the first Walgreens Marvel Comics exclusive figures in the Funko POP! Vinyl figure line.  Now it looks Walgreens will be getting POP! Vinylu exclusives from another Disney licensee–Star Wars!

A Bothan spy contacted us this morning with information from the Walgreens stock system showing four upcoming items all listed as “POP! STAR WARS EXCLUSIVE”

This revelation is no surprise.  At the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Walgreens announced 6-Inch figure exclusives–the first was Agent Venom in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line.  This was quickly followed by the Prototype Boba Fett in Hasbro’s Star Wars 6-inch Black Series figure line.  That Funko would follow a similar pattern–release four Marvel POP! exclusives first, then four Star Wars POP! exclusives, makes sense.

The Walgreens exclusive Marvel POP! Vinyls are just now starting to appear in Walgreens stores.  With both Black Outfit Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 packed 1 per case eBay prices have soared as high as $60.  Star Wars collectors should brace themselves for similar short-packed figures.

More information on this will likely be revealed at Toy Fair International, taking place this coming weekend in New York City.  Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys will both be covering the events, so be sure to follow them through social media for the latest updates on all Star Wars and Marvel toys!

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February 9, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 135: I Want to Hold Hulk Hand

coverFor Captain America the shield is more than defense–it’s a symbol of America and taking “the American Dream and make it an American reality.” Now, nearly 75 years after first appearing in Captain America Comics #2, Captain America and his shield serve as a symbol, both in the Marvel Universe and in the real world, of strength, idealism, and patriotism. And as seen in The Avengers and the two Captain America movies, it’s pretty darn cool as well!

In 2014 eFX Collectibles’ gave fans their chance to be like Stephen Colbert and put Captain America’s shield on their walls with their Avengers Captain America Shield Prop Replica. A full scale collectible cast from the original molds of the prop used in The Avengers, this eFX prop had been teased for years. Even with an edition size of 1,500 it sold out quickly. But the Marvelicious Toys hosts have one in-hand and review it on this episode!

Also on this show, a quick review of the new Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors figures from Hasbro, a look at the new Thanos and Captain America figures from Hot Toys, and a preview of the new LEGO UCS LEGO set.

So what are you waiting for? Marvelicious Collectors Assemble for this week’s new show!

: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT135.MP3

      

 

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February 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 135: I Want to Hold Hulk Hand

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

Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics This March!

Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics This March!

                                                                                                                                                 

New York, NY—January 30, 2014— This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!

“2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow.  In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.”

From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:

·         All-New Captain America #5 by TBD

·         All-New Hawkeye #1 by SHO MURASE

·         All-New X-Men #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS

·         Amazing Spider-Man #16 by MING DOYLE

·         Ant-Man #3 by KATIE COOK

·         Avengers #42 by TBD

·         Black Widow #16 by VANESA DEL REY

·         Captain Marvel #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON

·         Deadpool #43 by TBD

·         Guardians of the Galaxy #25 by ERICA HENDERSON

·         Inhuman #13 by JILL THOMPSON

·         Legendary Star-Lord #10 by SANA TAKEDA

·         Ms. Marvel #13 by TBD

·         New Avengers #31 by SARA PICHELLI

·         Rocket Raccoon #9 by JANET LEE

·         S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN

·         Superior Iron Man #6 by TBD

·         Thor #6 by TBD

·         Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by GURIHIRU

·         Uncanny Avengers #3 by AMANDA CONNER

·         Uncanny X-Men #33 by STACEY LEE

“Jeanine Schaefer and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best female artists in the industry to show-off their take on Marvel’s biggest characters and teams,” says Marvel Editor Emily Shaw. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring so many awesome women together for this project. And the results have been pretty awesome!”

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they come exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of March. For more information on the Women of Marvel Variant Covers

visit Marvel.com

 


 

January 30, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics This March!

New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 134: We Are Groot

I Am Groot!

With those words the Guardians of the Galaxy’s biggest hero rooted his place in the hearts of Marvel Movie fans. His prowess in battle escaping the prison, his genuine smile during the final battle, and his end-credits dance are all stand-out moments and helped Guardians become the biggest movie of 2014!

Now the hosts of Marvelicious Toys review a handful of toys and collectibles based on the lumbering alien. Funko’s Baby Groot Pop! Vinyl, the animatronic dancing Baby Groot toy, Dragon Models’ life-sized Baby Groot Model Kit, and Gentle Giant’s Groot Holiday Statue — all are given in-depth reviews in this show!

With a bonus review of Funko’s Howard the Duck Pop! Vinyl bobblehead, news on new figures hitting stores, and more, it’s all in this gala issue of Marvelicious Toys!

: http://www.marvelicioustoys.com/Podcasts/MT134.MP3

      

January 21, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast – Marvelicious Toys Issue 134: We Are Groot

Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures Hitting Stores

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Is your spider sense tingling?  If so that could be because you’re in danger of not finding one of the Walgreens exclusive Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl figures!

Last year Funko announced an exclusive wave of their hit Marvel Comics Pop! Vinyl Figures would be coming to Walgreens stores.  Those figures are now hitting, and we have an exclusive look at the case assortment.  Each Walgreens will be getting:

  • 3 Punisher Pop! Vinyl Figures
  • 3 Venom Pop! Vinyl Figures
  • 1 Spider-Man 2099 Pop! Vinyl Figure
  • 1 Black Suited Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl Figure

As Spider-Man is most-recognized, and most profitable, superhero in the world it is odd that his figure would be the scarcest.

This picture comes to us from a Hydra spy who confirmed this case is straight from Funko and not repacked in this ratio by Walgreens’ own warehouse.

In addition to Spider-Man fans, the Pop! Vinyl figures are sought out even by non-comic fans.  The cute appearance of figures has created its own fandom with collectors trying to buy every Pop! Vinyl Funko releases, and some of the rarest have sold for over $250 on eBay.

Will these Spider-Man figures be that rare, or will future case assortments ship more of these wall-crawling varients?  Follow Marvelicious Toys on Facebook and @MarveliciousToy on Twitter to stay abreast of all the latest Marvel collecting news!

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January 20, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures Hitting Stores

New Podcast: Marvelicious Toys Issue 133: Guardians of the Podcast Part 2

With 2014 behind us and 2015 ahead, the crew at Marvelicious Toys deliver their second roundtable discussion looking back at 2014 and forward to 2015.

First, Arnie, Marjorie, Justin, and their guest hosts, look back at the high end collectibles in 2014. Kotobukiya. Hot Toys. Sideshow Premium Format Figures. Bowen Designs Statues. Gentle Giant Mini-Busts. XM Studios quarter-scale statues. These high-end items have been hitting hard and fast for Marvel collectors making fans think hard about where to spend their money. Join them as they determine who made the best expensive toys of the year!

Then they look forward to 2015. With Toy Fair just over a month away they say what they want to see, and what they expect to see, going forward!

All that and more in this episode of Marvelicious Toys!

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January 7, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Marvelicious Toys Issue 133: Guardians of the Podcast Part 2

Preview: Sideshow’s J Scott Campbell Black Cat Polystone Statue

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Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image for an upcoming Marvel Comics based statue of Spider-Man’s sometimes-lover sometimes-advisory The Black Cat.

cache_918x768_images_Galleries_Sideshow Collectibles_Gwen Stacy Comiquette by J Scott Campbell_with Mary Jane and Emma Frost_Sideshow Colectibles J Scott Campbell Collection Mary Jane and Gwen Stacey Comiquettes with EmThis statue is the fourth release in Sideshow’s collection of Spider-Man and his girlfriends.  All four statues are based on art by Marvel cover artist J. Scott Campbell.

While Black Cat, real name Felicia Hardy, is not an A-List Marvel character, her solid fanbase has already garnered her a number of statue releases.  In addition to the mini-busts by Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant, plus statues by Bowen Designs, Sideshow has already released three Black Cat statues:  The Black Cat comiquette based on art by Adam Hughes, The Black Cat quarter-scale Premium Format Figure, and the Black Cat Legendary Scale Bust.  All three previous Black Cat statues have been long sold out from Sideshow’s site and collectors had to go to eBay to order.

This new Black Cat statue differs in style from the previous releases not only in that it is modeled after Campbell’s art, which often features exceptionally tall and thin representations of characters, but also in that her pose appears to be more sultry and seductive.  The previous Sideshow Black Cat statues featured the criminal in an act of theft, while this one appears to be in a lascivious position.

The previous statues Sideshow has released in their J. Scott Campbell collection have been gorgeous-looking pieces.  The podcast Marvelicious Toys has done video reviews of both the Mary Jane statue as well as the Gwen Stacy comiquette.  The Mary Jane review was exceedingly positive; the Gwen Stacy review noted a persistent design flaw that caused the statue to repeatedly fall and break.  It’s hard to tell from this preview image but collectors should hope that Black Cat is on a solid base and not imbalanced.

preview_BlackCatComv08Sideshow had previously released a logo teasing the Black Cat statue’s release.  In that image the feline felon was on all fours on a bed.  This new tease promises a pose somewhat different from that original image, and it’s difficult to tell if this final design will feature her on a bed.  If so, the design may be a nice counterpoint to Campbell’s Mary Jane statue.

All three previous J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man statues are released and shipping now from Sideshow Collectibles.  You can get a head start on your collection now so the display is ready when the Black Cat arrives!

Check them out at Sideshow’s site:

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January 3, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Preview: Sideshow’s J Scott Campbell Black Cat Polystone Statue

NEW PODCAST: Marvelicious Toys Issue 132: Guardians of the Podcast Part 1

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It all started with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Then quickly came The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past before peaking with Guardians of the Galaxy.  Then the year ended quietly with the barely-Marvel based Big Hero 6.  Yes, it was a big year for Marvel comics in movies.

Now Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin are joined by several special guests to look back at all these movies and what it meant to collectors!  From Gentle Giant to Sideshow, Hot Toys to Play Imaginative, and so much more, there were tons of movie based products to buy.  The panel discusses their favorites and what movie was their favorite of the year!

The show is at http://marvelicioustoys.com

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December 24, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEW PODCAST: Marvelicious Toys Issue 132: Guardians of the Podcast Part 1

Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!

Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!

 

This March, experience a Spider-Man story like you’ve never seen before as Peter Parker takes on the criminal underworld in Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral, a brand new 5-issue series beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1! Legendary Spidey writer Gerry Conway returns to the webhead along with blockbuster artist Carlo Barberi for an all-new tale of crime, corruption, and the dark corners of the Marvel Universe that will alter the landscape of the criminal underworld!

Spider-Verse may be over, but Peter Parker’s troubles are just beginning. A crime wave rips through New York City. The underworld is still in flux following the Kingpin’s removal from Shadowland. Gangs wage turf wars unchecked on the streets of Manhattan. The gang war is heating up and Spidey is going to do something about it!

Only he’s not alone! Police Captain Yuri Watanabe meters out her own justice both as a member of the NYPD and as the vigilante known as THE WRAITH! But do she and Spider-Man play by the same rules? How far is she willing to go to keep New York safe?

“Hammerhead; Tombstone; the Circus of Crime; Black Cat and Mr. Negative – they’re all at each other’s throats because there’s no single overlord of crime currently running things in New York,” says Gerry Conway in an interview with Marvel.com. “Things only escalated, especially after the Goblin King fell out of the scene and Doc Ock is no longer operating as the Superior Spider-Man – keeping a lid on everything.”

Only one criminal can rule the underworld. But that won’t stop them from waging war in order to claim the throne. Who will come out on top? And who will be left standing when it’s over? Find out when the epic Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral kicks off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1 this March!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by ART ADAMS

On Sale March 2015!

 


December 12, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!

New Podcast: Issue 131: So Right It’s Thong

With the Holidays coming the stores are full of toys, and bargains! From a Toys R Us exclusive, free Rocket Racoon LEGO mini-figure to discounts on Disney’s Marvel Infinity figures and even some hard to find Marvel Infinite Series figures hitting shelves! On this issue of Marvelicious Toys Justin, Marjorie, and Arnie tell you where to shop to get the most toys for your buck!

Also on this week’s show is a review of Gentle Giant’s new quarter-scale Black Widow, from their line of statues based on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This statue is made from a 3-D scan of Scarlett Johansson. Watch and see how this Widow stacks up against Sideshow’s Premium Format figures.

With an in-depth look at 3-D Plus Me’s statues, the Super Awesome Me figures, Sideshow’s new art print line, and much more, it’s an episode stuffed more full than a Christmas stocking! So watch now!

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December 11, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Issue 131: So Right It’s Thong

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Take a Stand in AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Take a Stand in AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1

New One-Shot Brings More Attention towards Marvel’s Anti-Bullying Campaign

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are out to make bullying a thing of the past with AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1, an all-new one shot featuring some of the best and brightest talents in the comic industry as they stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.

Arriving in January, this specially priced $1.99, 40 page one-shot contains three brand-new stories from top tier talents. Featuring fan-favorite Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova, Hulk), rising star Sean Ryan (Uncanny X-Men/Nova/Iron Man: No End In Sight), Jeff Loveness, and Jody Houser making her Marvel writing debut, along with blockbuster artists Carlo Barberi (Thunderbolts), Tana Ford (New Warriors) Marcio Takara (Captain Marvel), and Gustavo Duarte.

From the streets of New York to the furthest corners of the cosmos, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are no strangers to bullying and the damage it can cause. Heck, half the time, bullying is why Marvel’s greatest super heroes chose to fight  evil in the first place! Now, Marvel’s diverse roster of super heroes are ready to stand up and help those who cannot help themselves. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Amazing Spider-Man are out to put a stop to bullies everywhere with these three bombastic, can’t miss stories!

 

“From Peter Parker, Midtown High’s only professional wallflower, to the ever-misunderstood Kamala Khan, Marvel has a proud history of working to raise awareness about bullying and representing its victims as much as possible,” says series editor Devin Lewis. “Bullying is a problem that can affect everyone in a community, and it’s up to that very community to come together to combat it, and, with this issue, Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy are joining the fight! I know how comic books can help ease that feeling of isolation, and I couldn’t be more proud or excited about the talent we’ve pulled together for this project!”

Face front readers, as the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes are ready to take on a real world problem more troublesome than any super villain. The best and brightest talent assemble this January for AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1!

For more on all things Marvel, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @Marvel.

 

AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1 (NOV140749)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN, SEAN RYAN, JEFF LOVENESS & JODY HOUSER
Art by CARLO BARBERI, TANA FORD, MARCIO TAKARA & GUSTAVO DUARTE

Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Variant Cover by PASCAL CAMPION (
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FOC – 12/08/15, On Sale – 01/07/15

40 pgs./One Shot/All Ages….$1.99

 

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December 4, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , | Comments Off on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Take a Stand in AVENGERS: NO MORE BULLYING #1

New Podcast: Issue 130: Black Friday and Sweet Christmas Gift Guide 2014

It’s Thanksgiving and time for Marvelicious Toys’ 5th Annual Black Friday Shopping and Holiday Gift Guide!

First, Justin, Arnie, and Marjorie run down all the Marvel toys and collectibles on sale Thursday through Sunday this weekend. From Disney Infinity toys to Hasbro figures, listen to find out where the deep discounts are in stores and online!

Also this show, shopping for collectors can be challenging. Whether you’re buying for your friend, spouse, or perhaps a holiday treat for yourself, the choices are daunting. Join the Marvelicious hosts as they detail the hot Marvel gifts this year. From action figures to high end collectibles to housewares, shirts, and even a few WTF items, it’s all in this issue!

Plus there’s still a few days left to sign up for the Marvelicious Toys Holiday Gift X-Change! Registration closes December 2nd so sign up now to give and get some Marvel goodies this holiday season!

It’s an episode more full than your plate at Thanksgiving dinner, so watch now!

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November 26, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Issue 130: Black Friday and Sweet Christmas Gift Guide 2014

New Podcast: Issue 129: Holding Out for a Big Hero 6

It’s been a great year for Marvel movies and that looks to continue today with the release of Big Hero 6. This film is the first movie from Disney Animation to be based on Marvel Comics characters, and the ones chosen are even more obscure than the Guardians of the Galaxy! But with this new movie comes new licensing deals, and the toys are not from Hasbro but Ban Dai. In this issue of Marvelicious Toys, join Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin as they look at the 4-inch figure line as well as the SDCC exclusive Baymax figure!

But also on this show is something for fans of more classic Marvel characters. Hitting Targets is an exclusive three pack of Marvel Legends figures: Ms. Marvel, Radioactive Man, and Captain America. Is this set worth hunting down? Watch this show for a full review!

With more news on Marvel films, some stocking stuffers in the toy aisle, and more, it’s all in this new Marvelicious Toys podcast!

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November 7, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Issue 129: Holding Out for a Big Hero 6

New Podcast: Issue 128: No Full Cream Hulk at NYCC

Marvel movies are where it’s at! This past week saw the announcement of nine new, upcoming movies based on the characters of Marvel Comics, and it couldn’t come at a better time as the community is giddy over the two trailers shown for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Arnie first saw these trailers at New York Comic-Con, as well as footage from Ant-Man and more upcoming Marvel projects. On this issue of Marvelicious Toys the hosts all give their impression of the next big superhero film to hit theaters!

Also on this week’s show Marjorie and Arnie report from New York Comic-Con 2014. From new Avengers and Infinite Series figures shown by Hasbro to an X-trordinary new Art-FX+ collection by Kotobukiya and so much more, it’s all covered in this show!

With a review of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at the Discovery Center in Times Square, a discussion of NYCC attendance, and so much more, it’s all in this bonus issue of Marvelicious Toys!

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November 1, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Issue 128: No Full Cream Hulk at NYCC