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Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Exclusives

So, I lied. Okay, not lied, but I did change the schedule. I have in-hand the Kingpin assortment, but didn’t have time to take on the whole thing. I’m pushing that to next week. What I also got, which is relevant to your interests, is the new Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends Mystique.  Let’s talk.

Mystique: First and best thing, the ML Mystiques are arriving at Walgreens locations across the country and in solid numbers. And the bonus? There’s a sale on (which appears to be chain-wide) with Marvel Legends for $13.99 until March 30th. That’s a solid deal! I picked up mine and got a bonus $2 off at the register which we’d apparently earned on our Walgreens card. So I had that going for me, which is nice.

As to the figure itself, this is top-flight work. This is a Great. Figure. I feel like the team really nailed the look of Mystique from the Claremont-Byrne days. It’s also a not-so-coincidentally great time for the figure to be released since a) she first appeared in the pages of the Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel book in the 1970s, and b) Mystique once again figures into the forthcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film.

The figure comes with three heads: regular, shapeshifting-into-Rogue, and Shi’ar Empress Lilandra. The head sculpts are superb, Lilandra in particular. There’s a popular trend forming already of collectors getting an extra Silver Sable and replacing the head with the Lilanadra for a completely “new” figure. Some have gone so far as to do the boil-and-pop method to remove the Sable belts and enhancements for a cleaner look; I’ve also seen spare capes (like the Black Knight cape) added. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making Mystique Mystique; as Bob Ross said, it’s your painting.

If you have the original ML Mystique and you’re happy with it, that is totally fine. If you missed that one, this one is just about perfect. It’s a great pick-up no matter how you display it.

Target Captain Marvel (Starforce): The Target Exclusive ML Starforce Captain Marvel is available to order online right now. I am absolutely getting this one to turn it into Dr. Minn-Erva with the included head, hands, scarf, and other accessories. Doing the figure in this manner was a GREAT idea. I would have passed without the means to turn it into a secondary character. Mine isn’t due to arrive just yet, but I’ll have pictures when it does. For now, you can place your own order. If you have a Target Red Card, you can get 5% off if you use it when you place your order online.

Okay, kids, that’s all we’re doing this week. How do you feel about Exclusive figures? It’s been my experience that the Walgreens figures aren’t hard to find, but that the Walmart ones are a giant pain in the ass. Target lands somewhere in the middle. Thoughts? Do you buy second copies of a figure if you can turn them into a different character? Let’s talk.

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Review: DC Primal Age 100-Page Comic Giant

DC Super Heroes in a barbarian world team up for a battle against evil, with the fate of Paradise Island in the balance! DC Primal Age is the new comic book based on the retro-style Funko action figure line.

Toys and comics have had a long history but is this history we need to revisit?

DC Primal Age’s main story is by Marv Wolfman, Scott Koblish. Check out the full line up!

“The Primal Age” (32-page main story) – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Scott Koblish
“Born on a Monday” – Written and drawn by Jerry Ordway
“Ice and Fire” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Phil Winslade
“Darkest Knight” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Brent Anderson
“The Joker’s Wild” – Written by Jerry Ordway with art by Chuck Patton, Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick
“Not a Bird…” – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Keith Pollard and Jose Marzan Jr.

The comic is available now at Target.

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Enter the DC Primal Age at Target Now

How do superheroes save the world in a universe without technology?

Magic, sword fighting and mystical beasts, obviously!

DC Primal Age—a new comic book based on the popular retro-style Funko action figure line of the same name—is now available for purchase exclusively at Target stores.

DC Super Heroes in a barbarian world team up for a battle against evil, with the fate of Paradise Island in the balance! As Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Superman work together to stop The Joker and King Shark from sinking Themyscira into the sea, Batman must decide whether he can trust the alien Superman long enough to join forces. He’s ready to help, but at what cost?

Then, learn more about these primitive heroes and villains in five thrilling short stories. Wonder Woman rescues a young boy in the forest and takes an interest in his fate. Mr. Freeze faces a fire-breathing dragon in a fight to save his frozen wife! Batman saves a sorcerer who offers to join his battle against evil. The Joker visits a small village, to devastating effect. And Superman goes rogue…or is there another explanation for his bizarre antics?

Acclaimed comic book writer Marv Wolfman and artist Scott Koblish tell a 32-page main story featuring an epic battle between the Justice League and The Joker, which is followed by five short stories from fellow legendary comics creators Louise Simonson and Jerry Ordway with artists Phil Winslade, Brent Anderson, Chuck Patton, and Keith Pollard.

DC Primal Age 100-Page Comic Giant retails for $9.99. It includes:

  • “The Primal Age” (32-page main story) – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Scott Koblish
  • “Born on a Monday” – Written and drawn by Jerry Ordway
  • “Ice and Fire” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Phil Winslade
  • “Darkest Knight” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Brent Anderson
  • “The Joker’s Wild” – Written by Jerry Ordway with art by Chuck Patton, Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick
  • “Not a Bird…” – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Keith Pollard and Jose Marzan Jr.
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Funko’s Pop! Pets! in September

Pop! Pets are joining the Funko family!

In March Funko asked fans to vote on which dog and cat breeds they should include in the first installment of Pop! Pets and they heard you loud and clear!

The first series will include Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Maine Coon, Calico, and Siamese!

Additionally, you can find Bullseye, the adorable Target mascot, exclusively at Target stores!

As part of the Pop! Pets launch, Funko is proud to support the ASPCA and its mission to save animals’ lives! Funko will make a contribution of $50,000 to help the ASPCA further their mission to help animals in-need!

Adopt a Pop! Pet this September!

Target Exclusive!

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The Target and Star Wars Galactic Experience at L.A. Live

If you didn’t think Star Wars couldn’t be tied in to, or splashed on anything more, you’d be wrong! In anticipation of the upcoming film The Force Awakens, Target is giving fans and families the ultimate opportunity to make more Star Wars memories with the Target & Star Wars Galactic Experience at L.A. LIVE. The event will feature stunning dome structures that come together to form an otherworldly and interactive Star Wars experience.

The Target & Star Wars Galactic Experience will be free and open to the public from 10am – 10pm on December 12 and 13.

Attractions include:

  • LEGO Master Builders Dome – Be among the first to help LEGO Master Builders create “The Force Awakens” TIE Fighters
  • Galactic History Dome – Take an exclusive journey through Rancho Obi-Wan’s collection – some of the coolest and rarest Star Wars products and memories in the history of the franchise
  • Use the Force Dome – The Force is strong in this dome! Use the Force, for real. Battle your opponents and race across the desert to BB-8
  • Galaxy Show Dome – Journey through the galaxy and discover hidden Star Wars constellations
  • Origami Building – Make your very own Star Wars origami

On top of shopping that will include exclusive Star Wars gear the experience features 17,000 square feet of Star Wars related activities.

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Target Unveils Star Wars Products for Force Friday Including Exclusive BB-8 Droid from Hasbro

Force Friday is finally here and Target is delivering a one-stop-shop for fans to “Shop the Force” for the most in-demand Star Wars products – from an exclusive BB-8 droid from Hasbro to light sabers, LEGO products and more.  With a meteoric rise of anticipation for the Dec. 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new and exciting Star Wars products unveiled by Target on Force Friday include:

  • An exclusive, remote controlled BB-8 droid from Hasbro that moves and sounds just like it does in the film
  • Bladebuilder compatible light sabers with lights and sounds at the push of a button and more than 100 combinations
  • All-new and collectible Star Wars-themed Micro Machines and Battle Sets
  • A LEGO® Star Wars First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter that lets you intercept and destroy the enemy

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Funko Gets a Collectors World at Target

I noticed this when I went to Target this past weekend. Funko has new end cap displays of their offerings at Target dubbed “Collectors World.” The displays feature their very cool figures and toys including ReAction toys, POP! figures, and more. The displays also feature to exclusive items, an Exclusive Tyrion Lannister Legacy Figure, and an Exclusive Unmasked Batman Pop!.

Overall, very cool to see the company getting more of their toys out there!

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Get the 2 Guns Blu-Ray, Get the 2 Guns Comic

27270Two Guns Blu-Ray and Comic_MDYou have to give props to good marketing, and BOOM! Studios is showing that off with the release of 2 Guns on Blu-ray. Target is offering a special sample of the first two issues of the 2 Guns comic with a purchase of the movie on Blu-ray.

The two issues of the comic come in a special 48-page comic book, and obviously the thought is that folks will be interested in the comic enough that they’ll seek out the rest of it. Hopefully there’s some advertising in how they can do so within the special comic. I’ve wondered why we haven’t seen digital comics included on the Blu-ray/DVD releases as you can then hyperlink to a way for folks to purchase the digital comics from the disk.

The movie stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and was a successful film debut for BOOM!. The movie wound up with a respectable $130 million worldwide box office gross.

(via ICv2)

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