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Diamond Assembles the Avengers to Comic Shops with PREVIEWS Exclusive Egg Attack Action Figures

Captain America, the Winter Soldier, and Ant-Man assemble at local comic shops as Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom offer more selections from their line of PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Egg Attack Action Figures.

You’ll find three miniature depictions of Marvel’s greatest heroes, each with highly movable joints and points of articulation to experience the thrills of fighting against Iron Man and his squad of heroes from Civil War. Captain America stands 6”, has two interchangeable faces, and is crafted based on the film’s suit with a magnetic metal shield that can attach to the forearms and back; Winter Soldier’s costume is expertly tailored with a variety of weapons including a metal pistol, grenade, machine gun, and three pairs of interchangeable hands; Ant-Man’s metallic color and textured come straight from the movie and stands at 1.375” tall with a running pose that can interact with other figures of the same series.

These three PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the February issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog.  Captain America will feature a suggested retail price of $100 while Winter Soldier and Ant-Man will be $80. All will be available in stores early April 2017.

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN AMERICA PX AF (FEB173000)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR WINTER SOLDIER PX AF (FEB172998)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR ANT-MAN PX AF (FEB172999)

Fans can pre-order their own Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Action Figures at their local comic book specialty shop to ensure they get these marvelous figures.  To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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Exclusive Avengers Figures Bring the Battle to Marvel Shop and Disney Stores!

This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

The three figures are:

  • Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.
  • Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda, wears his timeless classic costume, which he has worn some variation on since his first comic-book appearance in 1967. He includes a diorama base featuring a section of Wakandan jungle.
  • Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s brainwashed former partner and close friend, sports his short-haired “Agent of SHIELD” look from the comics, and comes with a circular window diorama, with pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle.

All of the figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation, and come in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy reference during on-shelf storage.

The Winter Soldier is in stock now at marvelshop.com and some Disney Store locations, and Captain America and Black Panther are available for pre-order at Marvelshop.com, disneystore.com and disneystore.eu. Captain America and Black Panther have an expected delivery date of February 29, and will also be available in brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations at that time.

Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier join other marvelshop.com and Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figures, including Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Umasked Ant-Man and the recently announced Spectacular Spider-Man.

Review: Red Skull #1

rs001There are likely those that think that the well of ideas for Secret Wars might already be exhausted, between the new material and the inspiration from previous crossovers or other inspirations.  If thinking only inside of Marvel, then they might be right, but Red Skull #1 proves that there is still some more distance to go in this massive crossover.  Although it draws upon characters from across Battleworld, this series is one which is at home in the heart of the Deadlands, the realm of the crossover title of Marvel Zombies vs. Age of Ultron.  The setup is not like anything from Marvel though, as it is essentially a Secret Wars version of the Suicide Squad.  This group of supervillains only has one job, to travel to the Deadlands and to prove that the Red Skull died after being exiled there.

The team is made up of an unlikely grouping of villains, similar once again to the Suicide Squad comparison – Electro, Moonstone, Magneto, Lady Deathstrike, Jack O’Lantern, and Bucky Barnes, seemingly acting in the Rick Flag role.  They are recruited by Crossbones, a one-time loyal follower of the Red Skull who has given him up for a blind allegiance to Doom.  He leads the team to the brink of danger before stopping to stand guard over the portal from which he expects them all to try to instantly escape.  The remainder of the story comes across as a bit of a juvenile wish list, with zombies, robots and dinosaurs, but the action never lets up in this exciting issue as the team get pretty close to discovering the source of their mission.

This issue proves that there are still some fresh ideas floating around in the somewhat constrained world of Secret Wars.  This has proven to be a winning formula elsewhere, and works well here too.  The combination of characters is broad, but it seems like they fit well together, even if they don’t have much of a chance yet at this point.  With so many other Secret Wars inspired series being born after this crossover, it would be nice to see one inspired by the same concept as presented here.  Many people will look at the title for this series and likely not give it a chance, but for those that do, they will find something pretty fun and probably what will become one of the highlights of the entire crossover.

Story:  Joshua Williamson Art: Luca Pizzari 
Story:  8.9 Art: 8.9  Overall: 8.9  Recommendation: Buy

Winter Soldier LEGO Free this June

JUN15_tout_offer1 Winter Soldier LegoFor the month of June, LEGO is running a special where if you spend $75 or more, you’ll also receive a free minifigure of the Winter Soldier.

There’s lots of great sets out now, especially those based on Marvel characters and movies. LEGO has also recently released their sets based on the upcoming film Ant-Man.

The offer is also valid at the local stores, giving you incentive to not only get some awesome LEGO sets, but a free minifigure when doing so.

Offer valid June 1-30 or while supplies last only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Winter Soldier Hits the Disney Store With New Action Photos!

The Winter Soldier has been sighted! Reports are coming in that the Captain America’s mysterious foe, the Winter Soldier, is popping up in brick-and-mortar Disney Stores across North America, (as well as on DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com) as an exclusive Marvel Select figure from Diamond Select Toys! If you’ve been on the fence about tracking down this deadly agent, check out these pics of the Winter Soldier in action, then pick him up before SHIELD does!

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Winter Soldier #15

Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by NIC KLEIN
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Variant Cover by NIC KLEIN
FOC – 1/14/13, ON SALE – 2/6/13

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Winter Soldier #15, from the creative team of writer Jason Latour & artist Nic Klein. In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins a quest for atonement. But just as Bucky makes peace with his deadly past – a new villain from his future is out for his head! This February, Latour and Klein send Captain America’s former partner on a road to redemption like no other in Winter Soldier #15!

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