Preview : Toy Stories
When it rains, it pours. Never enough hours in the day. Here’s a few toy items making the rounds:
For some unholy reason, Hasbro has decided to make this amazing Agent Venom, that we’ve been waiting a year to see where it would release, is finally seeing the light of day…….exclusively at Walgreens. What’s a Walgreens? Is this some type of new toy store I don’t know about because I live in Canada? Last I heard Walgreens was a pharmacy! Why? Why Hasbro? Why? This forces me into the murky waters of the 2nd market to get a figure I really want and pay the inevitable mark-up. Why? Why Hasbro? Why? You can pre-order Agent Venom at the Hasbro booth at SDCC in July. Or randomly drop into a Walgreens when getting a prescription because KNOW ONE GOES TO WALGREENS LOOKING FOR TOYS!
Kotobukiya will be releasing an exclusive ARTFX+ statue of First Apperance Batman for SDCC. Sculpted after the original Bob Kane design of the Bat-Man from Detective Comics #27.
And in a double dose of S.H. Figuarts news, because it seems impossible for me to do a story without mentioning their figures, a repaint and a monster are on the way for DBZ fans. At SDCC a repaint of Vegeta will be available. Sporting his original anime colours before arriving on Earth, Vegeta comes packed with all the same great accessories and interchangeable parts of the original release.
And finally, this winter will see the release of the largest DBZ S.H. Figuarts toy to-date, the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly! Coming in at around 7.5″ tall and loaded with interchangeable parts, and 3 blast effect parts, Broly will be ready to dominate the Z fighters.