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Diamond Select Toys On Sale This Week: Marvel, DC, Star Wars and More!

It’s the dead of winter, but Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. are heating things up at comic shops! A blistering 20 items shipped to stores this week, including items from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Avengers: Endgame, Bruce Lee, Cthulhu, Castlevania, Kingdom Hearts, the Rocketeer and The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Bruce Lee Select Series 2 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dragon returns for Series 2 of Bruce Lee 7-inch-scale action figures! This shirtless, black-pants-wearing rendition of the legendary martial artist features the most articulation ever in a Select action figure, as well as multiple accessories and interchangeable parts. Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #AUG192724, SRP: $29.99)

Castlevania Netflix Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Dracula beware! The new action figure line based on Netflix’s Castlevania TV series bands together the three heroes who took on the Lord of Darkness – Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades and Alucard. Each features approximately 16-20 points of articulation and comes with interchangeable weapons and accessories. Each figure comes packaged in the display ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force! (Assortment, MAY192367, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Cthulhu Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cthulhu awakens! The first-ever Gallery Diorama of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu depicts the old god rising from his place of dreaming in R’lyeh. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, and hand-sculpted in extraordinary detail by Eli Livingston, this sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC with detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP192500, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Lantern PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware his power, Green Lantern’s light! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC sculpture of Green Lantern features detailed sculpting by Joe Menna based on a design by Joe Allard. As he flies through space wearing a ring-constructed armor and shield, Green Lantern is making sure your sector is safe! Packaged in a full-color window box with an opening front panel. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192501, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Killing Joke Joker PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most notorious Joker stories is now one of the most notorious Gallery PVCs! Depicting the Clown Prince of Crime at the height of his mania, as seen in “The Killing Joke,” this detailed PVC sculpture stands approximately 10 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Jean St. Jean. (Item #AUG192728, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Aquaman Black Manta PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! In the “wake of Justice League, the Aquaman movie is on our sonar, and DST is offering a new PVC diorama based on the film! This exclusive 9-inch sculpture of Black Manta features detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella based on a design by Mark Wong, with fine paintwork that compares with a high-end resin statue. This diorama is in scale to all other DC Movie Gallery PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192502, SRP: $49.99)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Action Figures Series 2 Asst

A Diamond Select Toys release! The new Kingdom Hearts game is final here, and DST has more figures to celebrate! Based on Kingdom Hearts 3, this assortment of three multi-packs includes Hercules with a Soldier and Shadow Heartless, Toy Story Sora with an Air Soldier and the Kingdom Key keyblade, and Guardian form Sora with an Air Soldier and the Hero’s Origin keyblade! Each 7-inch scale action figure features a full range of articulation, and each set comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen! (Item #MAR192444, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Valor Form Sora Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest Kingdom Hearts video game, KH3, it’s Sora, in his Valor Form from the Toy Story world! Featuring approximately 16 points of articulation, this fully poseable action figure includes the Kingdom Key keyblade and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen. (Item #AUG192725, SRP: $19.99)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Wisdom Form Sora Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest Kingdom Hearts video game, KH3, it’s Sora, in his Wisdom Form! Featuring approximately 16 points of articulation, this fully poseable action figure includes his Shooting Star keyblade and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen. (Item #AUG192726, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Ghost Rider 1/6 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Gaze into the penance stare of this awesome Ghost Rider bust from Gentle Giant Ltd., and you’ll see why you have to own it! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale resin bust of the Spirit of Vengeance features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUN192394, SRP: $99.99)

Marvel Select Avengers Endgame Hulk Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Because you demanded it! The first Marvel Select action figure based on Avengers Endgame is none other than the heroic Hulk! Wearing his new outfit from the blockbuster film, this approximately 9-inch action figure features 16 points of articulation and interchangeable hands and fists. Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUL192664, SRP: $29.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 7

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s that time of year again! The Nightmare Before Christmas is about to begin once more, and the hit action figure lines continues with three all-new figures, each with a piece of a larger diorama! Snowman Jack, Big Vampire and Skinny Vampire each come with pieces to build the Halloween Town guillotine environment (completed in Series 8), and Snowman Jack also includes parts to turn into an actual snowman! Each figure comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios! (Item #APR192522, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Rocketeer Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rocketeer flies into the wild blue yonder in this, the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic Disney film! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of the Rocketeer taking flight is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #SEP192491, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars Milestones Chewbacca 1/6 Scale Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the Wookiee win! As seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a younger Chewbacca fires his rifle while wearing goggles in this new Star Wars Milestones statue from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Measuring approximately 14 inches tall, this 1/6 scale piece comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #JUN192389, SRP: $199.99)

Diamond Select On Sale This Week: Hulk, Spider-Man, Star Wars and More!

2020 is here, and the first collectibles of the year are from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! Shipping on January 1, comic shops across the country received products based on Marvel Comics, Marvel cartoons and Marvel movies, plus one new Star Wars collectible! Read on for details, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or order online!

Legends in 3D Marvel Movie Avengers: Infinity War Hulk 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust burns like raging fire! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, this resin bust of the Hulk is in 1/2 scale, and measures approximately 10 inches tall atop a movie-inspired base. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192670, SRP: $174.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Cyclops Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Scott Summers kicks off a new line of busts based on the classic X-Men animated series! Depicting Cyclops with a gleam in his visor and his fists at the ready, this approximately 6-inch resin 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 Joe Menna. (Item # JUL192665, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Animated Venom & Spider-Man Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a sticky situation in this new Marvel Animated Statue from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Spider-Man is all wrapped up in the Venom Symbiote in this approximately 5-inch resin sculpture based on official Marvel artwork. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUN192393, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Spider-Man ‘90s PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Thwip! The spaghetti webs make a comeback in this new PVC Diorama inspired by the classic Spider-Man artwork of the 1990s! Leaping over a rooftop with his webline wrapped around him, this sculpture of Spidey stands approximately 8 inches tall and ­is cast in high-grade plastic with highly detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton! (Item # JUN192391, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars Range Trooper 1/6 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Range Trooper is one of the Empire’s toughest, most elite soldiers, and now this super trooper is a Gentle Giant Ltd. bust! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust depicts the new breed of trooper seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, rifle at the ready, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUN192390, SRP: $99.99)

Preview: Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

(W) Paul Benjamin (A) David Nakayama, Juan Santacruz, Gary Martin, Mario Gully, Scott Koblish, Raul Fernandez, Steve Scott, Nathan Massengill, Terry Pallot (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $17.99

Collecting the richest Marvel adventures for young readers! Break into the history of Bruce Banner and his transformation into the HULK, and then read along as heroes like the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Strange battle to protect Earth! They’ll face off against a rogues gallery of foes ranging from Radioactive Man, Dormammu, Terrax, Doc Samson, and even Juggernaut. Collects Marvel Adventures Hulk Issues #1-12.

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Hulk: Biggest & Best

Entertainment Earth Gets an Exclusive Marvel Legends Grey Hulk

Hasbro‘s 6-inch Marvel Legends action figures get the Toy Biz treatment with these Marvel Legends Super Heroes Vintage 6-Inch Action Figures.

Entertainment Earth has for pre-order the Marvel Legends 6-Inch Grey The Incredible Hulk Action Figure. Retailing for $34.99, the figure comes with a crushed pipe and ripped shirt. The gamma ray-infused hero comes packaged on the classic blue and grey cardback.

Marvel Legends 6-Inch Grey The Incredible Hulk Action Figure

Unboxing: Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods “Beauty and the Beasts”

Loot Crate has a box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

This month’s box has a lot of items to help you re-assemble with the Avengers!

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Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Sandman, Harley Quinn and Westworld!

Diamond Select Toys is shipping to comic shops a bevy of toys and collectibles that are just demanding to join your collection! New action figures from Marvel Comics and Westworld and a new Gallery Diorama of Harley Quinn will have you headed to your nearest comic shop faster than you can say “puddin’”!

DC Movie Gallery Suicide Squad Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! With a bat in one hand and a purse in the other, Harley Quinn is ready for a night on the town in the newest DC Movie Gallery PVC Diorama! Based on her appearance in the Suicide Squad movie, this plastic sculpture features the likeness of actress Margot Robbie, as well as detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #APR192527, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Select Sandman Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for lights-out! The Sandman is coming, and he’s got the sand to take on Spider-Man — and all of the heroes in your Marvel Select collection! Wearing his classic striped shirt, Flint Marko features legs that can change to a tower of sand, and interchangeable sand fist, claw, and spiked mace pieces! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, he comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR192448, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Select Unleashed Hulk Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Hulk is unleashed in this towering Marvel Select action figure! Inspired by the art of superstar Marc Silvestri, the Hulk has popping veins and muscles and features his classic ripped-pants look. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, it comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference. Previously a Disney Store exclusive. (Item #AUG118205, SRP: $29.99)

Westworld Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re the Best in the West! Riding out from the hit TV series, this assortment of action figures captures three of the main characters from Westworld in 7-inch scale. Detailed sculpts of Dolores, the Man in Black and Dr. Robert Ford each feature character-appropriate articulation and accessories – Dolores with her groceries, the Man in Black with his maze scalp, and Ford with his dog! Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #APR192523, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

The Battle Between Hulk and Hulkbuster Comes Alive with New PREVIEW Exclusive Statues

Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom Toys have once again partnered, this time to bring to life the most unforgettable scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron with a set of two PREVIEWS Exclusive figures featuring Hulk and Hulkbuster!

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulkbuster vs. Hulk features expertly colored matte paint that recreates the Hulk’s classic green skin and shows off his facial and muscle details, and perfectly captures Hulk’s angry expression. Each PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster vs. Hulk statue is paired with a realistic movie scenery base and accessories! Figure comes with a bonus Hulkbuster armor module accessory: Veronica. Please note that Hulk is only available in this set and is not sold separately.

Every intricate part seen in the movie has been captured in the PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-017 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Statue with expert sculpting and detailed hand-painting to replicate the mechanical construction and battle damage of the armor. The LED lights in Hulkbuster’s eyes, arc reactor, vernier thruster, and knees give this figure extra dramatic flair. The 10.6″ tall statue comes with a realistic scenery base and accessories.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulkbuster vs. Hulk (AUG198199; SRP $399.99) and EA-017 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster (AUG198198; SRP $234.99) statues are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of May 27, 2020.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Wolverine and Hulk

Greetings, True Believers! Things are really coming up green in Marveland this week. We had the announce a few days ago of the impending Disney+ She-Hulk series. The Immortal Hulk continues to be a Top Ten sales force in comic shops. And we’ve got this excellent new boxed set/two-pack, part of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends program that celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Marvel. Let’s dig in to the Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Wolverine and Hulk set. But first, thank you to Hasbro for providing us with free samples for the purposes of review! Let’s go.

The History: This set is based on the first three appearances of Wolverine in the pages (well, the final page) of The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974 cover date), the subsequent The Incredible Hulk #181 (his first “full” appearance, the cover of which is featured on the back of the box), and #182. Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein (after a name suggestion by Roy Thomas) and artist John Romita Sr. He gets involved in the story when Department H sends him to try to stop a fight between the Hulk and the Wendigo (presently the BAF in the current X-Force assortment) that is tearing up Wolverine’s home and native land, Canada. After the Wendigo is defeated (actually, the curse is transferred to another person in a plot that will pay off in Uncanny X-Men #139 and #140 a few years later), Wolverine doesn’t pop back up again until he joins the X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men #1 the following year, also written by Wein. It’s worth noting that the Hulk is this period is in a savage Hulk phase (hence the shredded shirt on the figure).

Uncanny X-Men #142

Wolverine: I’m starting with Wolverine because he’s on the left and we read left to right in America (and Canada). I have to say that the first thing I love about this figure is the SIZE. He’s SMALL. Wolverine was supposed to be, well, short. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and other resources list him at 5’3”. Look at this panel from Uncanny X-Men #142, and see him in comparison to Storm. Based on all that, they get the size of the figure just right here. The Hasbro team also really captured that original mask; it’s markedly different that the mask he wears in X-Men and beyond, and they showed that. The ability to move the shoulder pieces independently of the arms to enhance poseability is a surprising, and good, choice. The flairs on the boots like solid as well. The figure also carries a really solid paint job, and that facial expression is on point. Wolverine comes with two sets of hands (claws popped, and claws retracted). They did a really great job on a figure that captures a slice of Marvel history. I’m personally putting him on my “First Appearance” shelf. Well done.

Hulk: Holy God of Gamma Rays. This figure is HUGE. I mean, it’s BIG. It’s Big McLarge Huge. Just, DAMN. I admit to being a little hesitant when this one was announced because I feel pretty good about the Hulks that I have. Then I saw this in person. This is MASSIVE. Hasbro has done a really, really good job in the past few years with BIG figures or figures that cover a big area (for example: Hulkbuster Iron Man, Cull Obsidian, Sauron, etc.), and this is definitely no exception. Look at that picture of the figure holding Wolverine up by the head. THAT is what I would expect the scale of the Hulk to be against someone the size of comic-accurate Wolverine. Add that girth to the fact that it’s still an extremely poseable figure, and you have a big winner. I really like the torn shirt (which is removable, of course, but I dig it) and the face that the tattered pants have texture and separation at the leg. The face is dead-on. Hulk comes with two sets of hands (two open, two fists) for your various display/play/video-making needs. I wouldn’t have thought that simple hugeness would win me over so effectively, but I can’t help but smile at this figure. I almost feel that he was inspired a bit by the 12” Mego Hulk of the late 1970s (which is definitely a positive on my end). This Hulk turned out . . . sigh . . . incredibly.

Where To Get: HasbroPulse.com, Entertainment Earth, GameStop, and other fan channels are taking orders RIGHT NOW.

Recommended: Heck yeah, bub.

What’s Next?: I’ll see you soon with two more 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends: Cap and Iron Man.

SDCC 2019: Diamond Select, Rocketeer, Endgame, DC and IT!

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is upon us, and Diamond Select Toys has lots of new items out for display. Check out some of what has been revealed at this year’s show below.

Bruce Lee Gallery Smoke PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bruce Lee is the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times in this new gallery PVC Diorama from DST! Wearing his famous yellow tracksuit, launching a blistering kick with its very own smoke trail, this approximately 10-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192658, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Wonder Woman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! This Wonder Woman has us tongue-tied! The Amazonian warrior breaks out her golden lasso and a sword in this all-new PVC diorama from the DC Gallery line. Based on her comic-book appearance, this approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192663, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go Beast Boy PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The wise guy of the Teen Titans team is the newest PVC diorama in the DC Gallery line! Based on his appearance in Teen Titans Go!, this approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JUL192662, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Gallery King Ghidorah 1991 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future, a new line of Gallery PVC Dioramas rises! Starring Godzilla, his allies and his enemies, each diorama features exacting sculptural and paint detail. The second offering features King Ghidorah in his 1991 appearance, from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. Connect it with Godzilla to form a larger diorama! Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (Item JUL192661, SRP: $69.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Cyclops Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Scott Summers kicks of a new line of busts based on the classic X-Men animated series! Depicting Cyclops with a gleam in his visor and his fists at the ready, this approximately 6-inch resin 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 Joe Menna. (Item # JUL192665, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Beast PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Welcome to the Danger Room! The bouncing blue Beast artfully dodges projectiles launched by the X-Men’s training facility in this dynamic new diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! This 10-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #JUL192666, SRP: $49.99

Marvel Comic Milestones Ghost Rider Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Gaze into his penance stare! The original Spirit of Vengeance pulls off stunt worthy of the daredevil he is in this dynamic new statue from the Marvel Milestones collection! Seen as he swings a chain from the handlebars of his motorcycle, this approximately 15-inch resin statue is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #JUL192672, SRP: $299.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers: Endgame War Machine PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the ashes of Endgame, rises an all-new PVC Diorama for the Marvel Gallery line! James Rhodes in his War Machine armor levels an arm cannon at the forces of Thanos in this sculpture crafted in high-quality PVC, with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #JUL192668, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers: Endgame Rescue PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! With the Endgame behind us, here comes an all-new PVC Diorama for the Marvel Gallery line! Pepper Potts in her Rescue armor soars into action against the armies of Thanos in this sculpture crafted in high-quality PVC, with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUL192667, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers: Endgame Captain America PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the Ashes of Endgame, rises an all-new PVC Diorama for the Marvel Gallery line! A very worthy Captain America holds aloft Mjolnir in this sculpture crafted in high-quality PVC, with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192669, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Collector Black Panther Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes! Perched on a tree branch and prepared to pounce, this resin statue of the King of Wakanda is based on his film appearance. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #JUL192671, SRP: $124.99)

Marvel Select Avengers Endgame Hulk Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Because you demanded it! The first Marvel Select action figure based on Avengers Endgame is none other than the heroic Hulk! Wearing his new outfit from the blockbuster film, this approximately 9-inch action figure features 16 points of articulation and interchangeable hands and fists. Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUL192664, SRP: $29.99)

Legends in 3D Marvel Movie Thor Ragnarok Hulk 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust burns like raging fire! Based on his appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, this resin bust of the Hulk is in 1/2 scale, and measures approximately 10 inches tall atop a movie-inspired base. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192670, SRP: $174.99)

Rocketeer Premier Collection Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rocketeer returns! The retro, rocket-fueled superhero strikes a pose atop a building in this new Premier Collection resin statue! Based on his appearance in the classic Disney film, this approximately 11-inch statue is limited to only 3,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item # JUL192660, SRP: $150.00)

IT Chapter 2 D-Formz Pennywise Mini-Figures 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Because two clowns are better than one! This two-pack of D-Formz mini-figures based on the new IT movie shows Pennywise the clown in his muddy human form as well as his monstrous demon form. The pair of mini-figures comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192659, SRP: $15.99)

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Avengers Endgame Assortment 2

We’ve been in the Endgame now since late April, and Marvel Legends is keeping us there with a pretty dynamic new assortment. Hasbro provided us this assortment free and for the purposes of our review, so we’d like to thank them. It’s a good group, kids. Let’s get into it.

This assortment is divided between some film-specific versions of characters and characters/versions drawn from the comics. It’s a good balance and the overall assortment is of very high quality. We’ll go comics first, and we’ve got to start with one of the most obscure figures ever produced for the line.

Rock Python: I can’t even begin to describe how delighted I am that this guy even exists. If you didn’t know, Rock Python is a villain, a member of the Serpent Society. The Society has been a running undercurrent in assortments for a few years now; in addition to the hard-to-find Viper/Madame Hydra from the 2012 Arnim Zola wave, we’ve had Constrictor (Terrax, 2012), Cottonmouth (Red Onslaught, 2016), Eel (Abomination, 2016), and King Kobra (Thanos, 2018). That’s a pretty good stealth build-up of a team that’s had a long history and a large roster. Rock Python is just a great addition because he’s got colors that you don’t necessarily see in a lot of costumes and that funky head. The sculpting is solid, especially on that unique head. I’ve always loved seeing lower-level villains, and I’m partially just in love with this one because it’s a crazy selection. It gives me hope that we’ll see more Society members like Sidewinder or Anaconda, because I love the low-key commitment to this team. Great choice.

Union Jack: While the last Union Jack was a decent figure, it was made as part of the hard-to-find Target Exclusive Red Hulk wave of 2008; I’d venture to say that a lot of people missed it (by the way, Hasbro, can we get a new Spiral next? Thanks). THIS Union Jack is very well-done. The body type is good, and the accessories are on-model for the character (Revolver? Check. Knife? Check.) The belt holds the accessories, and the paint job is great. I’m choosing to display the original with my “Invaders” group, while I’m putting this one with his fellow Knight of Pendragon, Captain Britain, and the other members to date (modern Blade, Black Knight) of MI:13.

Loki: This is the Loki that I’ve wanted for years. A comic-accurate first appearance-ish Loki. THIS is how I first encountered the character in comics and in animation. And they NAILED IT. I love this figure. The face, the attitude, the horns, the hair. This is exactly that Loki. Great sword, too. I also like that the collar is an independent piece; the scale-paint is well-handled as well. For longtime fans, this is a must-get. He’s got a home on my shelf with the “first appearance” Avengers. It’s so good, gang.

Beta Ray Bill: Beta Ray Bill has been rendered in a couple of worthy versions before. The Toy Biz figure from way back was really good for the time. The Simonson-esque take from the MODOK BAF wave from 2006 (also Toy Biz) is pretty good, too. The new figure is a modern take along the lines of the character’s representation from Annihilators, and it’s damn good. Let’s start with Stormbreaker; it’s a pretty perfect take on the comic version. For BRB himself, he’s appropriately tall and powerful-looking. The face sculpt, which is crucial for a character like this, is dead-on. The cape and shoulder elements are strong, which also serve as a reminder of Hasbro is doing consistently, and that’s paying attention to the details. They could have painted on Loki’s collar or ignored the straps on Bill that you only see at the torso joint on closer examination. But they didn’t; Hasbro is doing as much as they can in each figure, and it shows. It’s good work from top to bottom. For those that slavishly follow my shelf placement, this one replaces the old one with the Annihilators, while that one moves to the shelf with my Asgardians (Odin, Lady Sif, etc.).

The remaining four figures have their looks drawn either more or directly from Endgame.

War Machine: Guys. GUYS. When this was announced, I thought, “I don’t think I need another War Machine.” So, um, wrong. This is excellent. First off, it’s big. Secondly, the accessories are nicely sculpted and just look cool. The figure body itself boasts some intricate design work, and yes, it’s different than other recent armored bodies. I have not yet tried to hang a Rocket Raccoon figure on the right arm, but that day is coming. Other bits of note: the insignia on the left arm (nice work), the red in the shoulder cannon, the distinctive lines in the faceplate, and the eye details. Beyond my expectations.

Rescue: I’ll start with my one gripe. This should have had an extra head with the flipped-up faceplate like they did for the Iron Man and War Machine Age of Ultron figures. That seemed like a must, given the hero shot we get of Pepper’s landing and faceplate-raise in the final battle in Endgame. Alas, it is not here; I hope it shows up with a future figure. Other than that, I like it. Great color, for one thing. The swappable backpack unit (one closed, one open for blasting) makes great sense as an accessory. The figure manages to be thinner than Tony or Rhodey figures without being slight. Nice details abound, particularly on the head. The figure is also a smart choice, given the action of the film. Hasbro really went out of the way to get as many characters and looks as possible from Infinity War and Endgame represented, include clever measures (like the Target quantum suit two-pack with extra heads), BAFs, and the simple inclusion of figures like this. Nice.

Shuri: Can we just say perfect and move on? This is great. Incredible detail with the face-paint and the Panther gauntlets. Love the skirt and the fact someone sculpted fringe/stitching; that’s crazy. This is quite obviously a figure that was made with some love behind it. It’s great that Shuri has been a breakout character, and I’m happy that Hasbro made the effort to represent her in both comic form (in that two-pack with Klaw) and this film look. If you loved Black Panther, the last two Avengers films, or Shuri in general, this is a must-get for you.

Professor Hulk BAF: This is a perfectly fine Hulk figure with a pair of good head likenesses of Mark Ruffalo-as-The-Hulk. For me, though, it’s not an exciting Hulk. In part, that’s because we’re abundantly blessed with Hulkiness this year. From the Retro SDCC exclusive to the Hulk in the Wolverine two-pack, we’re getting a lot of distinct Hulks. This one, however well-made, doesn’t quite get over the top. If it had glasses and a labcoat or a quantum suit or a swappable “post-snap” mangled arm or an Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet hand, then yeah . . . I’d be more enthusiastic. As it is, it’s a fine figure but suffers a bit in comparison to the abundance of gamma-ray-riches we get this year. Nice heads, though.

There we go, readers! What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite? And what are you looking forward to at SDCC?

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