Unboxed: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set
Oct22

Unboxed: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set

Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set delivers a movie-accurate depiction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme that’s as superbly crafted as it is authentic. Inspired by the dimension-spanning action adventure, Doctor Strange, which hit theaters back in 2016, Bandai’s figure is a welcome addition to the company’s ever-expanding lineup of Marvel superhero...

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition Unboxed
Sep26

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition Unboxed

The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition stands out as the definitive version of the universe-crashing fighting game mash-up. While it’s a bit pricey, this special release is jam-packed with exclusive items that are certain to appeal to gamers, superhero fans, and collectors alike. So what makes the comparatively extravagant Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition so desirable? For starters, the set...

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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure
Aug27

Up Close with Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure

For hardcore fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s metal-clad icon looking for the ultimate showpiece, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure should fit the bill. During a visit to Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop in Harajuku, Toy Sapiens, we had the opportunity to get our hands on (well, near) the colossal 1:1-scale Iron Man collectible and walked away with an up close and personal look at the...

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Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue
Aug02

Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is now widely available and we’re pleased to confirm that this classic depiction of the iconic web head is an essential addition to the collection of any Marvel superhero fan. Inspired by Spidey’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance in any of his big screen outings, Kotobukiya’s The Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is sculpted by the renowned and highly...

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Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure Releases (Finally)
Jul19

Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure Releases (Finally)

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to complete their assemblage of Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles, the recent release of the company’s Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure is a long-awaited and welcome prize. Arriving well after other figures based on 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy film (including , , Rocket, Groot, and ) have reached the hands of collectors, Drax is as thoroughly...

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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Sixth Scale Figure
Jul09

Up Close with Hot Toys’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ newly released Power Pose Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Sixth Scale Figure is a welcome addition to the company’s ever-growing lineup of figures inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Arriving just in time for the worldwide release of the eagerly awaited, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVII is a movie-accurate representation of Tony Stark’s latest suit upgrade that...

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Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man: An Amazing Wall-Crawling Aberration
May17

Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man: An Amazing Wall-Crawling Aberration

Joining Square Enix’s expanding assortment of reimagined superheroes is the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man Action Figure. The company’s creative team has served up a craveable collectible that manages to unambiguously radiate Spidey’s familiar likeness while offering a distinctive portrayal of the wall-crawler that’s apt to appeal to fans that are open to a more stylized depiction. Off the bat,...

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Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: Superhero Euphoria on the Las Vegas Strip
Mar29

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: Superhero Euphoria on the Las Vegas Strip

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a must-visit destination for superhero fans in Las Vegas. The multi-story interactive attraction is a sensory spectacle that uses its movie memorabilia-filled exhibits and vast retail space to showcase the history and exploits of the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (and a few of their most sinister foes). One of several locations worldwide (with others in New York, Singapore, Korea, and...

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Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns
Mar03

Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns

The latest box from the Marvel Collector Corps is dedicated to highlighting some of the fiercest match-ups from the comic book pages. February’s Super Hero Showdown box is the first of the year for Funko’s bi-monthly Marvel-focused subscription service and it’s chock full of exclusive items inspired by many of the Marvel universe’s fiercest rivalries. Wearable items include an Iron Man vs Ultron patch, Hulk vs Red...

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Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed
Jan22

Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed

The Kotobukiya Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue is a welcome addition to the collection of any fan of the ace superhero archer. Inspired by Hawkeye’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance on the big screen, Kotobukiya’s figure is based the conceptual styling of legendary comic book artist, Adi Granov. Crafted by the renowned sculptor, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now!...

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Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store
Jan13

Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store

Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop, Toy Sapiens, is certain to render visiting fans of pop culture action figures and collectibles giddy with excitement. We’ve given our readers a look inside in prior posts (first and then ), but given the ever-changing assortment items on display it’s easy to justify another look behind the doors. Nestled in Tokyo’s modish Harajuku district, Toy Sapiens is a brief stroll from...

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Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight
Jan05

Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight

While there’s no shortage of action figures based on Tony Stark’s super-powered assortment of suits, Comicave Studios’ Iron Man Mark XLIII stands out as an exceptionally crafted and feature-packed collectible that Marvel buffs should make every effort to add to their personal halls of armor. Inspired by the crimson and gold armor variant that appeared in 2015’s, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Comicave’s depiction of...

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Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”
Dec20

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure represents another stunning leap from the movie screen to an ultra-detailed collectible. Joining other figures in the acclaimed toy maker’s Movie Masterpiece Series (including , , and others), Deadpool stands as the definitive depiction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth-wall breaking mercenary that discerning superhero fans absolutely need to own. Out of the box (which is...

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Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure
Nov09

Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure

Square Enix’s Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure offers a uniquely scintillating take on the Avengers’ iconic femme fatale that’s certain to resonate with the throng of devout Marvel superhero followers. As with other action figures in the Square Enix’s popular Marvel Universe Variant line-up (including , Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, and Venom), Black Widow features an aesthetic...

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Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure
Oct24

Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure

For fans of the cinematic depiction of Marvel’s Civil War saga looking for an authentically crafted and ultra-poseable rendition of the star-spangled lead, the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Action Figure is a can’t-miss. A stellar addition to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts collection, Captain America is as detailed and extensively articulated as the rest of the company’s highly regarded and immensely popular action...

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Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store
Sep26

Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store

For anime, science fiction, and pop culture fans with a penchant for collecting, Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo is a must-visit destination. Nestled in the Akihabara district on the fifth floor of the iconic “Radio Kaikan” building, visitors will find Kaiyodo’s small but captivating retail space richly populated with a vast array of toys and, of course, the company’s signature collectibles. As the creator of popular...

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Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure
Sep12

Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure

Whether a fan of Wanda Maximoff’s depiction in the comic book pages or on the big screen, the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch (New Avengers Version) Sixth Scale Figure should make for a welcome addition to the stash of any ardent Marvel superhero collector. One of two Hot Toys Scarlet Witch sixth scale figures inspired by Avengers: Age of Ultron (including the standard variant),  the “New Avengers Version” portrays of the...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box
Sep05

Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box

The much-anticipated Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man box has been webbing its way into the hands of subscribers as of the end of August, and its apt to leave the Wall-Crawler’s legion of fans with their superhero sensibilities tingling. Upon popping the lid of the carton, subscribers will find a stash of wearable and displayable goodies inspired by Marvel’s iconic web-slinger. There are standard inclusions like the pin and...

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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box
Aug03

Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box

Celebrating over a year of delivering Funko-crafted Marvel superhero swag to the masses, the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box is a jumbo addition to the subscription service’s standard complement of six packs per year. The special one-off $125 USD set began shipping in July chock full of wearables and limited edition figures that are certain to pique the interest of devout Marvel toy hoarders and superhero buffs. So...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue
Jul21

Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue

For statue collectors with a seemingly unstoppable green (tenth scale) rage monster on their hands, there’s clearly only one solution: Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue. The crimson and gold behemoth is mostly movie-accurate, suitably brawny, and, as a result, is the must-have counterpart to the company’s matching when “calling in Veronica” is the only option. Like Kotobukiya’s...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power in the Spotlight
Jun30

Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power in the Spotlight

The latest Marvel Collector Corps box to show up on the doorsteps of subscribers is dedicated to the intrepid heroines of Marvel’s expansive superhero universe. The third of six boxes to ship in 2016 (following February’s , and April’s themed packs), the June Women of Power box (as it’s fittingly dubbed), is flush with wearable and collectible items inspired by a handful of the comic book world’s strongest and...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel Figures
Jun18

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel Figures

One of the many superhero-themed highlights of the recently concluded International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (9-12 June) was the attention-grabbing collection of Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel bobble-head figures on display. Within the cavernous confines of the ultramodern Tokyo Big Site Exhibition Center neatly arrayed in a corner of the booth operated by the Japanese model manufacturer and importer, Platz Co. LTD,  the compendium of...

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