AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth has posted a pre-order for newest wave of Marvel Legends featuring characters from the X-Men. This wave includes:
- Dazzler (yes, after asking Hasbro about her every chance I got for four years, she’s an actual figure and she’s incredible)
- Cyclops (in his Jim Lee look)
- Old Man Logan
This wave is set to ship this month and is priced at $159.99. You can pick it up from Entertainment Earth here.
Sideshow Collectibles today posted a new Premium Format figure of Wolverine sporting his brown costume. This 20″ statue is inspired by the comic book mini-series ‘the Japan Saga’ and features a detailed sculpt, metal “adamantium” claws and a snowy base. Priced at $479.99, this statue is available for pre-order now and a payment plan is available.
Each year at SDCC there’s a few special events that really catch my eye, and today one of those floated through my inbox. On Saturday, July 11th at 9PM at the Reading Cinema in the Gaslamp District there will be a screening of the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The Rogue Cut is a new extended cut of the movie that, among other things, puts Rogue back into the movie!
To score two VIP access tickets fans can purchase the X-Men: Days of Futre Past Rogue Cut Blu-Ray at either the Fox booth on the floor (#4229) or the Nerd HQ/IGN Lounge at the Children’s Museum. There will be additional first come, first served seating – but the only way to get in for sure is to pick up the Blu-Ray. If you do purchase the Blu-Ray at the show you’ll also get a limited edition lithograph.
If you’re not going to be at SDCC, but still want in on the Rogue Cut action, the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD July 14th.
Our pals at Funko sent over images of their upcoming X-Men Pop! vinyl figures. They come in two batches, the first available this month is Deadpool in a blue and yellow X-Men uniform. The second set, due in November, is a very 90’s set of X-Men with Professor X, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Mystique and Magneto. All of this Jim Lee goodness is available now at your favorite shops. Entertainment Earth has the X-Men listed here and Deadpool here.
This week Diamond Select Toys is releasing multiple mutant Minimates. If you’re a comic fan or a movie fan, Diamond Select Toys has you covered as this week they’re releasing Minimates from both the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past and sets from the comic All-New X-Men (which you should be reading). See below for details of the sets as well as some great pictures of them in action.
Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! The most epic X-Men movie ever made is getting the Minimates treatment from DST! Four different two-packs depict the past and future worlds of X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring Mystique with Young Magneto, Bone Claw Wolverine with Charles Xavier, Future Wolverine with Future Storm and Professor X with Future Magneto! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Storm, alternate hair for Magneto and an alternate torso for Wolverine. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!
Marvel Minimates Series 59 All-New X-Men Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The five original X-Men have been brought to the present day, and a new decade calls for new costumes! This assortment based on the Marvel Now! comic title All-New X-Men features four two-packs, including Cyclops with Marvel Girl, Beast with Angel, Iceman with a Sentinel and a rare, short-packed Bobby Drake with Sentinel! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including multiple alternate heads and hair pieces, energy blasts and flight stands! Designed by Art Asylum!
No one other than Professor Xavier has been able to control Cerebro…until now! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will give you the power to control the world’s most powerful machine for mutants on the Comic-Con show floor!
Using the Oculus Rift development kit, fans will enter Cerebro to scour the show floor in order to find Mystique before it’s too late in a mesmerizing 3-minute, 360-degree virtual reality world. Each experience will be recorded via a mounted Go-Pro camera and the best reactions will be made available to share on social media platforms.
X-Men enthusiasts will also have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION. Available only at Comic-Con, this limited edition collection of only 1,000 features X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray packaged in a replica of Professor X’s Cerebro helmet.
Fans who take part in the Cerebro Experience will also be able to collect one of four exclusive X-Men character posters. A new poster will be unveiled each day of the show and quantities are limited.
The X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST are available for pre-order separately for $79.99 and $22.99 respectively, or together for $89.99. Product will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released later this year.
Additionally fans will have the opportunity to download the state-of-the-art Cerebro app, the definitive source for all official X-Men movie news and the complete reference for mutants in the X-Men movies universe!
The Cerebro experience will be at booth #3528 on the exhibit hall floor.
Fans of the 6″ Marvel Legends got a bit of a surprise today when IGN announced the news that an all new boxset based on the All-New X-Men will be hitting Toys R Us in the next few weeks. This set, based on the currently running Marvel comic where the original 5 X-Men were plucked out of the past so that past Cyclops could confront “now” Cyclops following his Phoenix-infused murder of Professor X. Got that?
Well, this box set (very reminiscent of the old 5″ Toy Biz boxset) includes Iceman, Angel, Beast, Jean Grey and Cyclops in their original blue and yellow uniforms. Exclusive to Toys R Us, this set will be popping up in the next few weeks and will retail for $84.99.
A huge focus for Hasbro this year will be the ‘Avengers Assemble’ theme with the continuing Iron Man line, and new Captain America and Thor movie lines. This is in addition to the core Marvel Universe line and the Spider-man line. Below are highlights of the Hasbro presentation. Which, this was my favorite part of the Hasbro event, really enjoyed the material the team put together.
- Thor merchandise shelf date of March 1st; Movie arriving May 6th
- A whole wardrobe of Thor role-play toys will be available, including his helmet, which talks and shoots a small projectile
- There’s a slew of Thor figures on the horizon, refer to the galleries for images
- Super Hero Squad is continuing in the form of movie 3 packs for both Thor and Captain America
- Captain America toys hitting shelves in May with the movie releasing July 22nd
- Several role play shields being released, one shoots foam discs – like the old Millenium Falcon and Tie Fighter toys; another is a frisbee. Two of these were thrown into the crowd.
- Several figures in the line up – Captain Britain, Movie-uniform Captain America, Battle Field Captain America, Winter Soldier, and US Agent (who looks awesome)
- Captain America will have several vehicles, similar to the ones Iron Man has
- As reported at SDCC, several ‘team’ sets coming. Fantastic Three (Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, the Thing and H.E.R.B.I.E), X-force , original Avengers (Hulk, Thor, Kirby-styled Iron Man, Wasp, Ant-Man & flying ant) and Giant Size X-Men set
- Marvel Universe 2011 Wave 3 – Doctor Strange (variant clear figure coming – astral plane), Falcon, Skaar, Doctor Doom (new), Scarlet Spider
- Marvel Universe 2011 Wave 4 – Steve Rogers, X-23, Dark Hawk (Variant costume coming), Namor (new version), Ultron (new version)
- Cable with Hope won’t always include Hope, so pick this one up before the running change
- Comic Packs: Wolverine and Silver Samurai, Spider-man vs. Captain Britain, Power Man and Iron Fist (incredible), Adam Warlock vs. Thanos
- SDCC Exclusive – Giant Carded Sentinal – deep purple color. The retail version will have a different deco and be boxed
- No X-Men: First Class toys however some TRU exclusive X-Men toys coming – Jean and Scott 2-pack, Wolverin and Sabertooth 2-pack, the X-Men team box-set
- Lots of Spider-Man in 2012 due to the new movie.
- 2011 SDCC exclusive Marvel Legends #0 – Thor
- Prototypes shown for Ultimates Hawkeye, Captain America and the Build-a-figure Terrax
Series: X-Men; Giant Size X-Men Box Set
Comments: Giant Size X-Men #1 was a 1975 comic where Professor X had to throw together an All New! team of X-Men to save the original X-Men from a mutant island. In 1995 Toy Biz released a box set of figures to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this issue’s release. This Storm figure was included in this box set. Also included in this set are Nightcrawler, Banshee, Thunderbird, Colossus and Banshee. The set as a whole is awesome, and provides an example of how good ToyBiz’s releases could be.
I cannot say enough good things about Storm. This is one of my all-time favorite figures. Her sculpt is fantastic. The cape is fantastic. The stability of the figure is fantastic…even in her heels. The only small nit I have is that the “bracelets” where the cape connect to the wrists are awfully large, but really…in this scale that’s easily overlooked. All in all, an A+ figure.
Series: Superhero Squad
Release Date: 2006
Comments: Stylized, kid friendly, figures of our favorite characters are nothing new. No longer limited to just Star Wars figures, these cute little guys have spread to the Marvel Universe, DC Universe, GI Joe and show no signs of stopping.
Included in a 2-pack with Magneto, Cyclops was one of the early Superhero Squad releases. However, this really isn’t apparent as the line hasn’t changed much. Cyclops is fairly well sculpted, features nice bright paint apps, and the average level of articulation. The picture really covers everything, if this is the sort of thing you like, then you may want to dig one up.
Series: X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Release Date: 1998
Comments: In 1996 Capcom released the arcade version of ‘X-Men vs. Street Fighter’ taking characters from MARVEL’s merry band of mutants and pitting them against their own. The game proved to be popular enough (though I preferred Marvel Super Heroes myself) to convince ToyBiz to release a series of X-Men vs. Street Fighter 2-packs, one character per universe for each pack.
Cyclops’ partner in the 2-pack was M. Bison, who was sold off about 2 weeks after getting the set. This Cyclops figure was, hands down, the best ToyBiz Jim Lee Cyclops released. My only criticism is that the soft-goods coat is a little bulky, but ToyBiz gets points for game accuracy for including the jacket. An A+ figure!
Nightcrawler – Giant Size X-Men #1
Series: X-Men; Giant Size X-Men Box Set
Comments: Giant Size X-Men #1 was a 1975 comic where Professor X had to throw together an All New! team of X-Men to save the original X-Men from a mutant island. In 1995 Toy Biz released a box set of figures to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this issue’s release. This Nightcrawler figure was included in this box set. Also included in this set are Storm, Banshee, Thunderbird, Colossus and Banshee. The set as a whole is awesome, and provides an example of how good ToyBiz’s releases could be.
As a figure, Nightcrawler is pretty cool. Not only does he have better than average articulation for his time, he also has a bendy tail. There’s not much to critique really, the figure looks like Nightcrawler and has a bendy tail. What more could someone want?