Square Enix has been on a tear with the Play Arts Kai Variants this year. They’ve expanded the DC offerings to include a very full Justice League roster, done a full round of Batman alternate takes, launched Star Wars with a fury, and now they are attacking Marvel. The PAK Variants are just that – non-screen/comic-accurate takes on the classic characters, just meant to be a cool alternate version from Square’s artistic eye. Marvel launched with Iron Man, but we decided to wait for Spider-Man. When they showed him off back at Toy Fair 2015, we were hyped. He is finally out in both Japan and at US retailers importing them so we are going to take a look after the break courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
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Marvel has posted up the details for their Marvel Super Hero Spectacular. This event, which celebrates the Marvel brand, will feature products across a wide variety of formats. From toys, to books and the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on DVD and Blu-Ray. Here’s the full list of products from Marvel:
- Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” on DVD and Blue-ray
- Playmation Marvel’s Avengers
- Spider-Man Color Shock Slingers
- LEGO Spider-Man construction sets
- JAKKS Pacific RC Hulk Smash
- Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
- Avengers: Black Ops Field Guide by Sourcebooks
- Tsum Tsum collectible plush Marvel characters
- Mix+Smash: Marvel Super Hero Mashers mobile app
- Funko Marvel villain Collector Corps
- Marvel Animated Minimates Two-Pack Series
- Dr. Strange Marvel Minimates Select Figure
- Madd Gear Marvel footwear
- Rubie’s, Disney Store, and Party City Marvel Super Hero kids and adults costumes
- Avengers and Spider-Man string cheese from Schreiber Cheese
- Marvel granola bars from Conagra Foods
- Jay Franco bedding from ThinkGeek
- ‘Marvel Super Hero Spectacular’ comic
- every Sunday from 9/27 – 10/25, kids ages 3 and up are invited to take part in one of four Marvel events at Disney Stores, including: Art of Drawing: Captain America Shield, Art of Drawing: Spider-Man, Spider-Man Story Time and the NEW Avengers Training Academy
You can see the images and much more info by reading on.
Marvel.com has posted up the first photos for the upcoming Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1.5 Figures. These, like the previous animated series figures, will be Walgreens Exclusive. These figures will be based on Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man. Included are:
- Spider-Man and SHIELD Armor Agent Coulson
- Hulkbuster Iron Man and Ultron
- Ultimate Spider-Man and Harry Osborne Venom
- Hawkeye and Crossbones
These will be available in stores this December. Check out the photos by reading on.
The new Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Animated Minimates by Diamond Select Toys are set to be released this week. They will begin to hit Walgreens stores on Friday, September 4. The 2-packs are based on Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Included are:
- Star-Lord and Groot with Rocket Raccoon
- Captain America and Hulk
- Spider-Man and Electro
- Agent Venom and Spider-Man 2099
Read on to see some new photos, including packaging pics.
Gentle Giant has sent along photos and info for their new Marvel Secret Wars Micro Bobbles. We got our first look at these really cool little micro figurines at Gentle Giant’s Display at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. The 4-piece set is priced at just $11.96 and is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2016. Here are the details direct from Gentle Giant:
Secret Wars Micro Bobbles Series 1 (4 piece set)
Secret Wars was a 12 part series from Marvel Comics that introduced the character of The Beyonder to the Marvel Universe. The Beyonder, assembles a planet from chunks of other planets and dubs it “Battleworld”. He then kidnaps several heroes and villains from Earth, and transplants them on Battleworld to fight for The Beyonder’s amusement.
This item is sold as a case of 12 piece mixed assortment.
4 Piece Set includes:
• Black Costume Spider-Man
Item Number: 80558
Dimensions: H 2.5” x W .5” x D .5“
Release Date: Q2 2016
Pre-orders are live now at Gentle Giant’s Website.
Diamond Select Toys has sent along photos and info for upcoming releases. There are a ton of really cool releases coming down the line from a wide assortment of licenses. Included are:
- Aliens Warrior Alien Ceramic Cookie Jar
- Batman The Animated Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank
- Batman Animated Premier Collection Mad Love Harley Quinn Statue
- Batman Classic TV Series Batusi Batman Resin Bust
- Justice League Animated Femme Fatales Wonder Woman PVC Statue
- Godzilla Jet Jaguar Vinyl Figural Bank
- Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark Slimer Vinyl Bank
- IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure
- Marvel Minimates Series 64 Secret Wars 2-Pack Asst.
- Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue
- Muppets Logos Collectable Pint Glasses
- Predator Minimates 2-packs Series 1 Asst.
- Superman The Animated Series Supergirl Resin Bust
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 3 Counter Display Asst.
- Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.
Items Being Offered Again
- Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Spock & Khan Action Figure Asst.
- Marvel Super-Heroes Snap-Together Model Kits
- Marvel Super-Heroes Comic Scenes Reproduction Model Kits
For all the photos and much more info, read on.
At the Sideshow San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Marvel Display, we got our first look at the finalized Spider-Man Symbiote Suit Premium Format Figure. The statue features a very impressive balancing pose, fit for the famed wall-crawler. The statue comes in two versions, the Symbote Suit and the standard Spidey suit. Pre-orders for the Symbiote Suit Version kick off on August 6th. It will be priced at $469.99.
See all of the new photos after the jump.
Hasbro sent out the official photos of the Marvel Legends figures they revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Included are:
Captain America 2016 Wave
- Captain America
- Axis Red Skull Onslaught
Spider-Man 2016 Wave 1
- Ben Riley Spider-Man/Spider-Carnage
- Jack O’ Lantern
- Speed Demon
- Absorbing Man Build-A-Figure
- Namor – The Sub-Mariner
Diamond Select Toys has a nice assortment of Marvel items up on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. This included Minimates, Marvel Select, Statues, and Retro Mego. Marvel Cinemtaic Universe fans will want to check out the awesome Ant Man Minimates and Select figure. Here’s what was on display:
- Marvel Select – Zombie Sabertooth
- Marvel Select -Ant Man
- Marvel Select -Dr. Strange
- Mego Deadpool
- Mego Thor
- Wolverine Statue
- Marvel Minimates Series62 – Axis Assortment
- Marvel Minimates Series 63 – Avengers: Age of Ultron Assortment 2
- Marvel Minimates Series 64 – Secret Wars
- Marvel Minimates – Zombie Villains
- Marvel Minimates – Animated Spider-Man
- Marvel Minimates – Animated Avengers Assemble
- Marvel Minimates – Animated Guardians of the Galaxy
- Marvel Minimates -Ant Man Box Set
- Marvel Minimates -Avengers: Age of Ultron SDCC Box Set
- Marvel Minimates – Animated Series 1.5 (added by DST)
At San diego Comic-Con 2015, 3A showcased numerous 1/6 Scale Marve figures. While these included previously seen figures like Iron Man, Doctor Doom, amd Ultron, they did offer some cool new reveals. They had the Ashley Wood designed Spider-Man and Symbiote Suit Spider-Man figures on hand as well.