Marvel’s newest animated DVD is a tale of two titanic team-ups! On the one hand, you’ve got Iron Man and Hulk teaming up to save the Earth from science’s greatest monsters, and on the other hand you’ve got Marvel and Diamond Select Toys teaming up to make some awesome Minimates. Starting today, everyone who buys the Blu-Ray or DVD of Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United will get a code they can redeem for a free Iron Man Minimate and an exclusive two-pack!
Based on his appearance in the animated film, the new Iron Man Minimate includes a removable helmet and an alternate Tony Stark hair piece, and is free (with $2.59 shipping and handling) when you redeem your coupon code. Plus, code-holders also have the option of buying two more exclusive Minimates — Hulk in Iron Man Armor and Hulkbuster Iron Man — for an additional $9.99. Order the DVD from your favorite comic shop or movie store, then check out more.marvel.com for more information and to redeem your code!
This Wednesday, the newest set of Marvel Minimates hits comic shops and specialty stores, and it’s come all the way from the Age of Ultron! Depicting the tyrannical robot ruler as he appeared on the covers of the Age of Ultron maxi-series, this set of 2-inch Mini-figures also comes packaged with A.O.U. versions of Iron Man and Nick Fury, as well as the first-ever Minimate of Neil Gaiman’s supernatural comic character Angela!
Each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with at least 14 points of articulation, and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Angela comes with a sword and scabbard, Iron Man has a removable helmet and boot jets, Nick Fury has a rifle and jet pack, and Ultron sports six fully poseable arms! Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!
Next spring, audiences everywhere will thrill to the next movie to come out of Marvel Studios – Captain America: The Winter Soldier! The arrival on the big screen of the Winter Soldier, a fan-favorite character in Marvel comic books, has gotten many comic readers excited, and now Diamond Select has teamed up with the Disney Store to create the ultimate Winter Soldier collectible, based on his appearance in recent issues of his self-titled comic book!
Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, the comic-based Marvel Select Winter Soldier action figure will be exclusively available at the Disney Store, DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com starting in mid-December. The approximately 7-inch figure has 16 points of articulation, and comes with a pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle, as well as a shattered window display base. Figure and base come packaged in the Select line’s familiar display packaging, with side-panel art for shelf reference.
Sideshow continues with their Hoth releases by offering a 1:6 scale Probe Droid. The model features light and sounds, fully articulated legs and a display base that has a plain black look or an optional snowscape.
The Imperial Probe Droid is scheduled for an August 2014 release and is priced at $249.99. Sideshow is offering their purchase plan with this release.
It’s been a long time coming, but the massive Marvel Select photo contest is finally finished! We went through all of the entires and picked out the three best, based on a variety of criteria, including pose, lighting, composition, complexity and innovation. Read on to see who the winners were!
The second runner up was Earl E. Ware III, who shot the Marvel Select Rhino standing victorious over a fallen Spider-Man. With the rubble-strewn set and the particles of dust floating in the air, it made for a dark and ominous scene! He wins a pre-production Unleashed Hulk in test packaging and an unpainted brown Amazing Spider-Man prototype.
The first runner-up is Geof Le Baron, who shot Marvel Select’s Agent Venom being overpowered by the Classic Venom, in full-on Madness mode. Whether this scene is literal or metaphorical, the stark white backlight puts the focus fully on the truly disturbing situation unfolding in the foreground, and Geof scores a Fearsome Foes of Spider-Man Gift Set and an unpainted brown Green Goblin prototype.
The winner of the competition is Ryan Vasquez! Ryan was a runner-up in our contest from two years ago with his shot of Marvel Select Juggernaut, and this year’s photo blows that one out of the water! Once again, the Marvel Select Rhino takes on Spider-Man, but this time, Spider-Man executes a dazzling leap over the mid-stride Rhino. For capturing such an action-packed moment on such an elaborate battle zone set, Ryan wins the grand prize: a Don Cheadle-signed Iron Man 2 War Machine figure, a variant Genis-Vell Captain Marvel figure, a prototype Fearsome Foes of Spider-Man Gift Set and an unpainted all-black Venom prototype.
Below, you can see some of the photos we think deserve an honorable mention: Arvin Trinidad’s charging Rhino; Brent Brown’s Phoenix-haunted Marvel Girl; Dominic Dmagmaliw’s victorious Hulk; Fred Saulo’s Spider-Man rogues; James King’s mourning Days of Future Past Wolverine; Johneric Razon’s intense Classic Venom; and Emmanuel Guevara’s hilarious Marvel Select beach party. But thanks to all the entrants for making our toys look so good!
Thor: The Dark World is now out in theaters, and that means Diamond Select Toys can finally reveal the top-secret accessory included with their Marvel Select Jane Foster figure! In addition to her regular head, Jane comes with an alternate head, with piercing blue eyes to reflect her possession by the Aether. Both heads are based on the likeness of Natalie Portman, and they are easily interchangeable, so you can switch back and forth between Plain Jane and Dark Jane in an instant!
In addition to her alternate head, Jane Foster also comes with a Dark Elf weapon, which plugs into her rocky diorama piece. And if you also buy the new Marvel Select Thor, his diorama piece connects to hers to form a larger rock formation! Thor is in stores now, and Jane will hit stores in early December — check out pictures of them both below, and collect them both to build a scene from the movie! To find your nearest comic book shop, visit comicshoplocator.com!
We’re a little late on this one, but last Wednesday saw the release of several new Diamond Select offerings. Included were the new Marvel Select Thor from Thor: The Dark World, along with a Rick Grimes vinyl bank and a Ghostbusters firehouse statue. Check out the photos and press release and make sure to stop by your local comic shop to pick them up.
Thor fights elves. The Ghostbusters fight ghosts. Rick Grimes fights zombies. It’s a bad week for the supernatural, as Diamond Select Toys rolls out three new products that will give any mythical creature a reason to run! With a new Walking Dead vinyl bank, a new Marvel Select figure and a new light-up Ghostbusters statue hitting comic shops and specialty stores this Wednesday, it’s looking like another great New Toy Day!
Walking Dead Rick Grimes Vinyl Bust Bank
The popular line of Walking Dead banks continues with its first human character! This 8-inch vinyl sculpture of protagonist Rick Grimes is based on his appearance in the acclaimed Walking Dead comic book series, and while it looks like a bust, it’s actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back as well as an opening in the base! Factor in Rick’s collectible-quality paint and sculpting, and your zombie banks won’t stand a chance! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #JUL131822, SRP: $23)
Marvel Select Thor The Dark World Action Figure
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns to the big screen this fall in Thor: The Dark World, and Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with Gentle Giant to capture his new on-screen look! Standing approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, the new figure features the latest Thor costume, straight from the set of The Dark World, and an exacting likeness of Chris Hemsworth. The figure will come packaged with a detailed base that combines with Jane Foster’s to re-create a scene from the film. (Jane coming soon!) Comes in display-ready Select packaging, complete with side panel art. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAY131784, SRP: $25)
Ghostbusters Light-Up Firehouse Statue
Light ‘em up, boys! The light-up Ghostbusters statue line continues with the famous Ghostbusters firehouse! Lit from within like someone just shut down the containment grid, this 7-inch mini-statue is the perfect accessory for any Ghostbusters fan’s desk. Faithfully re-creating the iconic landmark, it stands atop a black base, and runs on two AAA batteries (included). Limited to only 1,984 pieces! (Item #JAN131636, SRP: $70)
The Minimates series featuring characters from the new Thor The Dark World movie are not out yet, but Diamond Select has offered up some packaging photos.
Thor: The Dark World is in U.S. theaters today, and while the series of Marvel Minimates based on the film is still a ways off, we couldn’t wait to show off the packaging in our new YouTube video broadcast! Check out the four two-packs in Marvel Minimates Series 53: Thor vs. Malekith, Loki vs. Heimdall, Selvig vs. Dark Elf and Darcy vs. Dark Elf!
Standing 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, this series will be available in early December, but only at comic shops and specialty stores — these figures will not be at Toys “R” Us! Check out the packaged pics below, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com to reserve your set! Or pre-order online!
Stores are slowly starting to release their Black Friday sales and Toys-R-Us seems to be getting the jump. They have several Star Wars items with deep discounts with some being available starting on Thanksgiving Day and a couple for Friday morning. Check out the list below and plan your shopping accordingly.
Thursday 5:00PM – Saturday Close
- 50% off all Uncle Milton Star Wars Science
- $10 Guess Who? Star Wars edition
- $15 each Angry Birds Star Wars
- Jenga Tatooine Battle Game
- Jenga TIE Fighter
- Jenga Death Star
- Millennium Falcon Bounce Game
- $19.99 (50% off) Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Attack Battle Game
- $17.49 (50% off) Ultimate FX Lightsabers
- $89.99 Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) Droid Carrier
- $89.99 Republic Gunship
Friday 5:00AM – Saturday Close
- $79.99 Lego Republic Gunship #75021
- $79.99 Lego The Malevolence #9515
- $19.99 31″ Clone Trooper
Target didn’t waste any time after Halloween, beginning their holiday reset for Christmas before the trick or treat season was even over. Now their showing off six new Star Wars themed ornaments and three new stockings.
I didn’t get a photo of them but there’s also a boxed 2-pack of ornaments that feature C-3PO and R2-D2 with antlers. On the stocking side of things there’s also an R2-D2 stocking hidden behind the Vader stocking in that picture.