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Take Your Marvel Zombies on the Go

Braaiins! Marvel Zombies get shrunk into keychain form with Pop! Keychain: Marvel Zombies. You can choose from Thor, Gambit, and Doctor Doom!


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Marvel Zombies Gets a Second Wave of Pop!s

Braaaiiins! Get into a zombie state of mind with new Marvel Zombies Funko Pop!s. The new wave of releases includes zombified versions of Thor, Gambit, Doctor Doom, Red Hulk, and MODOK.

You can get pre-ordering them now.


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Diamond Select Toys 2021 Sneak Peek: Avatar, Invincible, Mandalorian and More!

The new year is upon us, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have another sneak peek at their upcoming products for 2021! Opening for pre-order today, new items from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Godzilla, Invincible, Marvel, and Star Wars will be sure to make your resolution list for the new year. Find a comic shop at comicshoplocator.com or order from your favorite online retailer!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Deluxe Action Figures Series 4 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The action continues with the fourth series of deluxe action figures based on Avatar: The Last Airbender! Sokka comes with his boomerang, and he teams up with Final Battle Aang, with his removable elemental effect pieces and glider accessory. Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands. Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force! (JAN211964, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gallery Angel PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready to vamp out! The vampire Angel leaps into action in this all-new diorama based on the original BTVS television series! Has he gone fully evil, or is he just really mad? Who cares, because this 10-inch sculpture of the vampire with a soul features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is made of high-quality PVC! It comes packaged in a full-color window box.   Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! (JAN211963, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Gallery Godzilla 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next Godzilla Gallery Diorama is coming, this time based on the poster for 1993’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of the big G holding the remains of the gunship Garuda is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. Displays with Rodan, available now! (JAN211971, SRP: $89.99)

Invincible Animation Deluxe Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The long-running comic series from Skybound is now an animated series, and DST is delivering all-new action figures! Up-and-coming superhero Invincible and his alien father Omni-Man make up the first assortment of 7-inch figures, each with 16 points of articulation and interchangeable heads and hands, as well as various accessories: a concrete block and Flaxan arm for Omni-Man, a Reanimen head for Invincible, and baseball gloves for both! Each comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg! (JAN211962, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Marvel Animated X-Men Gambit 1/7 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Based on the original X-Men animation from the 1990s, this approximately 6-inch bust of Gambit is inspired by his appearance in the series, wielding his staff and playing cards. Featuring a cartoon-accurate paint scheme and line-perfect sculpting, this bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! (JAN211966, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Rhino Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Nothing can stop the Rhino! The Spider-Man foe takes center stage in the Premier Collection as an all-new statue, showing the horned villain with his head lowered, ready to charge. Standing approximately 9 inches tall, this statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces; it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Caesar and hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (JAN211965, SRP: $250.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery VS Captain America PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s a new line of Marvel Gallery Dioramas for the new decade! Depicting your favorite Marvel heroes in combat, the new VS series kicks off with none other than Captain America, hurling his shield as he races into the fray. Measuring approximately 10” tall, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (JAN211967, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D Star Wars Ahsoka Tano Half-Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! She’s one of the most popular characters in Star Wars fandom, and now Ahsoka Tano is a Legend in 3D! This approximately 10-inch bust captures the Jedi Knight in ½ scale, atop a sculpted, lightsaber-inspired pedestal. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, she features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. (JAN211969, SRP: $175.00)

Star Wars Mandalorian Mandalorian & Child Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Mandalorian rockets into the sky, Child in hand, in this all-new Milestones statue based on the hit Disney+ TV series! Depicting the unlikely duo in flight, this 1/6 scale, approximately 16-inch statue is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (JAN211968, SRP: $350.00)

The Mandalorian Child with Pram 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! When it comes to rides in The Mandalorian, there are none quite so classy as the Child’s pram. Grogu chills in style as he cruises along above the ground in his hovering baby carriage, and now you can enjoy the sleek design in this 1/6 scale statue! Measuring approximately 5.5 inches tall, this piece features detailed sculpting and paint applications and a clear support rod to mimic flight. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. (JAN211970, SRP: $120.00)

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Gambit

Gambit brings his charms to Mezco Toyz’s One:12 Collective. The figure has over 28 points of articulation with lots of accessories and features. He sports his classic armored suit including gloves, overcoat, boots, and more details of his iconic look.

What’d we think? Find out!

You can get yours now:
Mezco (waitlist)
Big Bad Toy Store
Amazon

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Funko Reveals New Rogue and Gambit X-Men Classic Pop!s

At the London Toy Fair, Funko revealed a massive wave of new Pop! figures. Rogue and Gambit get two new Pop!s depicting their classic X-Men look. Both are available for pre-order and will be released soon. Gambit even has a glow-in-the-dark Entertainment Earth exclusive.

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Gambit Comes to Mezco’s One:12 Collective

One:12 Collective Gambit

The One:12 Collective Gambit is outfitted in a black mission suit with an X-Men issued armored vest and removable leather-look overcoat. Complete with 2 head portraits, the master of kinetic energy comes complete with a bo staff and a variety of throwing cards and throwing card FX.

Remy LeBeau, the master thief better known as Gambit, possesses the mutant ability to charge inanimate objects with kinetic energy he can create and control. An agile and intelligent member of the X-Men, Gambit is also a master at card throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bo staff.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE GAMBIT FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) baton holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) card holding hand (L)

COSTUME:

  • X-Men issued armored vest
  • Black mission suit
  • Elbow armor
  • Wrist guards
  • Combat gloves
  • Belt with X-Men insignia
  • Knee armor
  • Leather-look overcoat
  • Boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) bo staff
  • One (1) single throwing card
  • One (1) charged single throwing card
  • One (1) stack of throwing cards
  • One (1) charged stack of throwing cards
  • Two (2) charged throwing card FX
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Gambit figure is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. The figure is expected to ship between June and August 2020 and is currently available to pre-order from Mezco, Entertainment Earth, TFAW, and more.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends X-Men Caliban Wave

Every year for the past three, the X-Men wave has been one of the most hotly anticipated arrivals in the world of Marvel Legends. This year generated particular excitement, as a number of long-requested characters either got new versions or finally joined the ranks with their first interpretation. Let’s dive in for a look at what’s sure to be a strong seller. But first, we need to thank Hasbro for sending us these figures for free for the purposes of review. We certainly appreciate their assistance.

The wave comes with seven figures; of the group, Gambit contains no BAF piece. The remaining six are Weapon X Wolverine, Jubilee, Forge, Blink, Skullbuster, and Beast (Jim Lee-style). The BAF is Caliban in his X-Force iteration. This is a very, very ‘90s-inspired wave with a particular emphasis on the Silvestri/Lee runs on the book (indeed, this version of Forge, Skullbuster, Jubilee, Gambit, and Beast come right from that era). It hits a lot of sweet spots for obvious reasons. Let’s dig.

Jubilee: It sort of blows my mind that there has never been a classic Jubilee that captures her early appearance from the comic and the celebrated animated series. In the original Toy Biz line, there was a Generation X version and a sort of anime-inspired version (in the Robot Fighters assortment), and Marvel Legends had the scarce BAF the featured the black outfit prominently seen in stories like “Curse of the Mutants.” But the vaguely-Robineseque original look never got committed to Legends plastic. Until now.

This figure is an automatic winner. The body is appropriately teen-scaled. The second head that sports a bubble-gum-bubble is absolute genius. Removable glasses are a solid idea. And the trenchcoat sculpt is tight. In short, Hasbro killed it. I can’t believe that this figure FINALLY exists after literal decades. If the internal goal is to produce the entire line-up seen in the biggest selling single issue of all time, they’ve almost got on. Good on Hasbro, and great work.

Weapon X: I might be the least excited about this figure, because I was pretty happy with the one produced for the line several years ago. However, I love one thing in particular, and that’s the height. Wolverine is SUPPOSED to be short. He’s roughly 5’3” in the comics, but he’s gotten progressively taller in extra-media protrayals, particularly by Hugh Jackman. Still, this is a great sculpt, and I’m well aware that many collectors may have missed the original version. It’s well done, but it didn’t check any boxes for me.

Forge: Similarly, Forge is a redo of a figure made years ago in an exclusive two-pack. Of the two, THIS is the superior figure. It’s a really strong version of the character as he appeared in the issues transitioning from Silverstri to Lee; it’s also appropriate that he appears in the wave with Skullbuster, as Forge and Banshee kicked huge Reaver ass on Muir Island when they began to search for the then-missing X-Men. I love the look of the figure, down to the boots and the two weapons. The original Forge is decently rare, so this is actually a much-needed upgrade that a lot of X-fans are going to scoop up. Another really solid job.

Beast: Holy crap, man. It’s been YEARS since we got a Beast (what, like OG Legends wave 5?). This is a massive, massive improvement and absolutely captures the Jim Lee look. It’s frankly stunning. The figure has size and heft, too. It also comes with two spare hands to give closed fist and open hand options. My singular, minor regret is that there isn’t an extra bespectacled head. But, again, that’s minor. This is a really, really good, much-demanded figure, and it’s, not to be repetitive, another home run.

Gambit: In the wider span of Marvel Legends history, there have been a few Gambits. The “best Gambit” question has now been answered. This one. Part of that comes from the sculpt, which is rock-solid. Part of that comes from the hand attachments, which are perfect. One is a splay-fingered card throwing attachment. Another accessory is a “charged card” that slides between another hand’s index and middle fingers. The staff is well crafted, and it’s a good height. I also like the flair of the trenchcoat and the facial expression. This one’s pretty immaculate, kids.

Skullbuster: I was pretty happy to see Skullbuster. He never got made in the OG Toy Biz days, and he’s never been represented in Legends. In fact, the only extant Reaver in the line is a years-old Lady Deathstrike. As I said, the figure plays a role alongside Forge, so that’s really cool. I LOVE that there’s a second head for Reese, another Reaver; as I’ve said in the past, those little touches make for great value-adds. The ammo belt is well-done, and the pistol is comic-accurate. What a cool, surprising figure.

Blink: OH MY GOD. Blink is beautiful. This is exceptional. Blink has one of the best faces in the line, period. The teleportation portal is great, the “energy knives” look really cool, and the sweep of the tunic/skirt is nicely realized. The figure is also sculpted in such a way that you can pose her in a position that makes it look like she’s emerging from the portal. That’s just nuts. I didn’t know how much I wanted a Blink in the line until I saw it revealed, and now that I see it in person, I’m just crazy about it. My favorite figure from the wave, and one of my favorite Legends this year. A must-buy.

Caliban: I’ve heard a few people say that Caliban wouldn’t have been one of their choices for the BAF. That’s fine; I dig him. The powered-and-sized-up X-Force version is rather cool, and the sculptors obviously had a field day. The head/face is just great, and I like the general mass of the figure. I’d really like to see more X-Force/X-Factor figures realized in the line, and with Caliban, the updated Cannonball, and Boom-Boom, it seems like Hasbro is committing to it. We really need Sunspot, Feral, Siryn, and Rictor, but I get that it takes time. Nevertheless, I like this figure and it was probably the best opportunity for Hasbro to execute on it, so good for them.

It’s a tough call, but this might be my favorite Legends wave of the year so far. It’s a really strong set of sculpts that leverages in some much-requested characters along with a couple of surprises. A whole lot of collectors are going to be saying, “To me, my X-Men!”

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It’s a new week and there’s lots on tap! But before we get to that, who took part in Free Comic Book Day? What’d you enjoy? What’d you get? Sound off in the comments below!

While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Globalnews – Comic books are not just for entertainment, they can educate too – Yes, yes they can.

KRQE News – Local nonprofit helps improve literacy rates through comic books, pop culture – This is pretty cool to see.

Fairmont Sentinel – Man allegedly stole comic books – Sigh.

Newsarama – Gambit Script ‘Great,’ FOX Interviewing Replacement Directors – They’re going to say its not?

The Comichron – Action #1000, Infinity War tie-ins power comics shops to big win in $46 million April – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Review: Rogue and Gambit #1

Rogue and Gambit #1 is belligerent sexual tension distilled in a single issue of a comic book beginning with artist Pere Perez and colorist Frank D’Armata’s double page spread of Rogue and Gambit’s relationship over the ages. Writer Kelly Thompson, Perez, and D’Armata have oodles of fun with one of the Marvel Universe’s finest “will they, won’t they” pairings. In her plot, Thompson goes full almost fan fiction, loses the superheroics, and has this not so starcrossed pair posing as a couple on retreat while they’re secretly investigating some mutant power surge, then outage. Like Thompson’s other Marvel books, it’s pretty funny even though Perez’s art is a tad on the mid-1990s X-Book generic side.

It’s a shame that such sparkling dialogue and flirtation as well as a cool fight scene featuring X-Men heavy hitters Rogue, Psylocke, and Armor gets stuck with middle of the road art. When it comes to gestures, Pere Perez is fine. The proximity between Rogue and Gambit increases while they’re flirting, and Gambit gets really close to Rogue when she talks about her powers going on and off. But his faces are hit and miss ranging from some great Rogue scorn as she sees that their retreat lodging only has one bed to Kitty Pryde’s rictus as she sends Rogue and Gambit on their mission with some pretty smug dialogue from Thompson. Also, Perez makes some questionable storytelling choices like using weird perspective on a Danger Room battle than looks like he ran out of panel space and had to make Armor and Psylocke two inches tall. (I legitimately thought Armor had picked up size changing abilities.) And there’s also the fact that he frames a panel from the POV of Rogue’s crotch for no reason.

However, Kelly Thompson’s quirky plotting, fun and occasionally sexy dialogue, and Frank D’Armata’s 90s era X-Men color palette meet cool modern restraint make Rogue and Gambit #1 worth reading. From the first couple pages, it’s a book with an identity and purpose: working out the tension in the long suffering relationship between Remy LeBeau and Rogue. Even though there’s mind control and weird energy stuff, Rogue and Gambit #1 is a cross between two friends spending a lot of time together and examining their feelings about each other, or a separated couple taking a vacation to relax and find out where they’re at. And there’s plenty of jokes along the way about X-Men gossip and Deadpool’s kissing abilities, which totally made me want to check out Uncanny Avengers.

Even though this is technically a solo book, Kelly Thompson knows what makes the X-Men tick: splashy action, soapy, yet in-depth relationships, and outsider metaphors. Rogue and Gambit #1 hits on all three with one hell of a retro Sentinel Danger Room duel where Gambit tries to rescue Rogue, but hey, she has super strength. Then, there’s the Rogue and Gambit intense sexual tension that turns all the X-Men around them into either gossip columnists or fan fiction commenters as well as Kitty Pryde settling into the dry wit and slightly manipulative “Professor X” role as team leader. Finally, Kitty describes the place that Rogue and Gambit as kind of a re-education camp, which reminded me a lot of the toxic “pray away the gay” summer camps that are abusive and harmful to young people. And these are often out in the beautiful countryside so the idyllic surroundings don’t detract from the fact that people are being tortured and punished just for expressing their identity.

Its art is nothing to write home about, but Rogue and Gambit #1 is the hilarious, sexy X-Book to get the New Year started off right.

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Pere Perez Colors: Frank D’Armata
Story: 8.5 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the work day to end, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Deadline – ‘Gambit’ Starring Channing Tatum Will Open Valentine’s Day 2019 – Well ok then.

The CW – The CW’s Riverdale Returns With Biggest Ratings Ever – Congrats to them!

Newsarama – Comic Book Sales Up 6% In Bookstore Market In Past 12 Months, And 37% Women – Interesting stats.

 

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