Preview the brand new collectible from Diamond Select!

Venom is back, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating his rebirth with this approximately 12-inch resin statue of the original symbiote! Breaking out of a glass tank, Venom is at his full power here, and is a must-have item for any Venom fan. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! For more from Diamond Select, visit their website.

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Including Black Panther's helmet, new Mighty Muggs, and Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years figures!

New York Toy Fair was this past weekend, and with it came a ton of exciting new Marvel reveals from Hasbro. We’ve got several galleries for you of these upcoming items, starting with a very attention-getting Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet!

On the heels of the blockbuster release of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” Hasbro has a Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Electronic Helmet on the way, letting fans become the legendary King of Wakanda!

There are also plenty of new Marvel Legends figures coming in 2018. Check out the gallery below to see figures centered on Deadpool, Spider-Man, X-Men, and many more!

With the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe here, there is also a special line debuting devoted to Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years. In the next gallery you’ll see new figures based on MCU favorites like “Iron Man” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

With Mighty Muggs back — which now feature a push-and-turn mechanism that lets fans change the figure’s facial expression by pushing down on the head — upcoming releases have been announced, including Iron Man, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Wasp, Captain America, Thor, and Thanos.

A very cool item on the way from Hasbro this spring is the Hero Vision: Iron Man AR Experience, which combines traditional role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology and lets those using it face off with Thanos. In the next gallery get a preview of what to expect…

Lastly, fans of the Merc with a Mouth will also be excited by the Deadpool Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700.

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Sharon Rogers as Captain America and Amadeus Cho as Hulk are on the way.

Just revealed at Toy Fair New York, the ever popular Funko Pops will be expanding with new releases centered on “Marvel Future Fight.”

Fans will soon be able to collect Pops of Sharon Rogers as Captain America and Amadeus Cho as Hulk, as part of the Marvel Gamerverse collection.

Check out images of both below and the video reveal at the top of the page!

The “Marvel Future Fight” Funko Pops will be available in May.

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With Valentine's Day upon us, learn about the creation of this adorable depiction of Spidey and MJ.

Gentle Giant Ltd has already delivered plenty of adorable offerings with their Marvel Animated Statue line, but they may have outdone themselves with their newest release, the Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue.

With Valentine’s Day almost here, we sent some questions over to the team at Gentle Giant to find out what went into this recreation of Skottie Young’s variant cover for SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 and its depiction of Spider-Man and Mary Jane’s love story.

Marvel.com: First off, every person who has seen the statue in the Marvel office has let out a huge “Awww!!” Does this go for you guys as well?

Gentle Giant Ltd: Absolutely! We were already in love with the 2-D art on the Marvel comic cover, but when it comes out of the 3-D Printer, the statue is cleaned up, assembled and painted… and then you see Mary Jane’s eager little face waiting for that ring and the connection between the two of them your heart just melts!

Marvel.com: This is the first time you have done two full characters together in this line. How did it come to be? Was this something you were thinking about doing for awhile?

Gentle Giant Ltd: This is the first time we have done two full-sized characters on the same Marvel Animated Statue. Last year we did an adorable animated statue of Groot holding Rocket that has become a real fan-favorite. We wanted to get another version of Spider-Man into our Animated Statue line and when we saw this artwork, we knew if we were going to release this statue it had to be in February!

The Skottie Young variant cover for Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 that inspired the new Gentle Giant LTD Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue

Marvel.com: Talk a bit more about using Skottie Young’s RENEW YOUR VOWS variant art. Did seeing that art crystalize how it could work as a statue?

Gentle Giant Ltd: We have been doing our Marvel Animated Statue line for almost 2 years and have based our current line on those variant covers that Skottie did for Marvel. Skottie himself has been a big fan of these statues and we are BIG fans of him! Skottie came and signed these statues for fans in our booth last year at San Diego Comic Con! As soon as we saw his cover for RENEW YOUR VOWS, the wheels in our heads started turning!

Marvel.com: Spider-Man is such an icon and has had so many interpretations. What do you think it is about the character that makes him so malleable?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It’s funny, when a lot of us were growing up as Spider-Man fans it didn’t seem like there were a lot of interpretations on the character. You had Spider-Man from the comics, and he was the same as Spider-man from the short-lived TV show and he was the same as Spider-Man from the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” cartoon. Really the only variation was on “The Electric Company,” where he didn’t speak. Sometime around the original SECRET WARS, when Marvel gave him a new costume (which was shocking back in the day), they started opening up the character to some new versions and interpretations and once he started to permeate more media channels like animation, video games and feature films, Marvel really allowed the character to keep opening up and creators to be able to draw and write the character in new and exciting ways. You kids today are living in a golden era of geekdom!

Marvel.com: Meanwhile, Mary Jane has really stood out as a character who has moved beyond any simple “love interest” label and is popular in her own right. Was it fun to get to depict her for this project?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It really was. Despite her first appearance back in 1966, Mary Jane has not appeared in very much physical product. She has been an integral part of Spider-Man’s life and his story. We have always been a fan of their relationship and we are happy when we are able to celebrate it!

Marvel.com: Spider-Man is hanging upside down by his web in the original art, which has to be a huge challenge when turning this into a statue. Do you relish those challenges and finding out how to make it work?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It is always fun to be able to solve those sorts challenges in a sculpt. Our stable of artist really relish figuring out how to execute a piece like this. You can only have so many “guys waiting for a bus” posed statues in your collection, so we are always looking for fun and interesting new ways to get these characters on your shelf. It is always fun when a fan looks at your work and askes “How did they do that?” We did a fun Spider-Man hanging from a streetlamp statue in our Collector’s Gallery line last year. Spider-man might be the worst character ever to have posed standing. You want to see him in action!

The Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue can be pre-ordered now at GentleGiantLTD.com and will be released this month!

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Get a look at the new Hasbro toys coming this fall.

Fans can recreate scenes as the infamous Merc with a Mouth when a new lineup of comic-inspired toys from HASBRO hits shelves in Fall 2018! The new toys include action figures for key Deadpool characters, along with mask and katana role play replicas, allowing you to act out your own Deadpool adventures.

New MARVEL DEADPOOL products for Fall 2018 can be viewed in the gallery below!

The new DEADPOOL toys will be available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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Get a look at the new toys that are on the way this spring!

The countdown has begun for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” on the heels of the exciting first trailer for the film debuting, leading up to the film’s July 6 debut. As fans eagerly await that date, they’ll have the chance to pick up new Ant-Man and the Wasp toys from Hasbro.

Check out the gallery below to see some of the new action figures and role play items that will be released this spring, allowing fans to bring the adventures of Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne home with them!

The Ant-Man and the Wasp product line will be available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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A classic X-Men story is turned into a new collectible.

A classic story in the pages of UNCANNY X-MEN found Rogue fending for herself in the Savage Land, and now the new Marvel Gallery Savage Land Rogue PVC Diorama from Diamond Select Toys recreates this memorable part of the mutant super hero’s life.

Savage Land Rogue PVC Diorama from Diamond Select Toys.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! She’ll steal your powers, and your heart! This 9-inch sculpture of the X-Men’s Rogue is based on her famous Savage Land storyline, in which the power-absorbing mutant found herself stranded with Magneto in the Antarctic paradise. Based on Jim Lee’s artwork, this 9-inch PVC diorama shows Rogue in her distinctive outfit from the story, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!

PVC Diorama            SRP: $45.00

Look for pre-sales to begin next week with comic shops and online retailers.

Savage Land Rogue PVC Diorama from Diamond Select Toys.

The storyline with Rogue trapped in the Savage Land began in UNCANNY X-MEN #269 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, and then continued in in UNCANNY X-MEN #274 and #275 (both also by Claremont and Lee).You can read all of the issues via Marvel Unlimited!

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #274

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #274

  • Published: March 10, 1991
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 17, 2008
  • Rating: T+
  • Writer: Chris Claremont
  • Penciller: Jim Lee
  • Cover Artist: Jim Lee
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Rogue isn’t the only Marvel PVC Diorama on its way from Diamond Select Toys. Check out the gallery below to see the upcoming releases for Captain America, Black Widow, Punisher, X-23, Black Panther and Killmonger!

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How Spider-Man, Silk and Spider-Gwen got bold new depictions in both statue and print form.

First unveiled at New York Comic Con last year, Sideshow Collectibles’ Mark Brooks Spider-Verse collection – consisting of new statues of Spider-Man, Silk and Spider-Gwen — were quickly highly-coveted by fans. Since then, a limited edition Mark Brooks Spider-Verse Fine Art Print was announced as well, depicting the three characters in the same poses seen in the statues.

Marvel.com spoke to Mark about the project recently, alongside Sideshow’s Art Director, David Igo, and the Head of Sideshow’s Print Program, Gracie Bifulco.

Marvel.com:  What were your first discussions like with Sideshow about this project? How does tackling something like this first begin?

Mark Brooks: I’ve known David and the Sideshow team for almost a decade now. We had bounced a few ideas around in the past, and collaborated on a few different designs, but nothing had been released at that stage. I was at San Diego Comic-Con sharing a booth with Marvel concept artist and illustrator Adi Granov, and David came over to hang out.

David Igo: Adi rocks! We work with him a lot. He’s a rad artist and a good friend.

Mark Brooks: We all got chatting and David and I started daydreaming about a few of the ideas we’d bounced around back in the day.

Gracie Bifulco: I actually bought a convention sketch from Mark at the same show! I love Mark’s art and I’ve been a fan for a long time. I knew I wanted to work with him on a print at some point.  It was just a matter of finding the right project.

Mark Brooks: Sideshow wanted to bring out a new comic book inspired line of statues. David and I had so many deep-dive nerd conversations over the years, just geeking out about different characters and what we could do. But, we started narrowing that list down, and I had a few ideas that I pitched them to David.

David Igo: Right away we had three killer concepts, all based around people within the Spider-Verse, and I started thinking about a whole Artist Series line with Mark, but we kept coming back to one character in particular…

Mark Brooks: Yeah, I really wanted to design a Spider-Gwen! She was the catalyst behind the idea of a series. We got thinking about Silk, and Spider-Man and the potential there. It’s such a great [trio], you know.

David Igo: That trilogy is such a strong place to start. It’s an awesome line up!

Gracie Bifulco: It was at that point that we suggested a print too. It was still early on, but once that trilogy idea took hold, we really wanted a companion print of those characters all together. I knew they’d look awesome!

Mark Brooks: It’s funny, but knowing in the back of my mind that there was going to be accompanying artwork in print form became very much a part of my design process. I always had that in the back of my mind. It helped me to think of these characters all together.

Marvel.com: What’s it like seeing your art brought into three dimensions with these Sideshow statues?

Mark Brooks: It’s so crazy! Like I said earlier, I’ve known the Sideshow team for years now. But things have changed so much since we first started talking about collaborating on some work. My style has evolved a lot, and the work that Sideshow is producing is getting better and better.

David Igo: We’ve leveled up for sure. We’re always trying to bring our ‘A’ game in every way; art, sculpt, paint, materials, manufacturing, everything. There’s just so much more you can do now!

Mark Brooks: Exactly! This series wouldn’t have been possible 7 or 8 years ago. I wasn’t there yet, and neither were Sideshow. This is the perfect time to make it happen.

Marvel.com: What were your discussions like with Mark about how the characters should be depicted here?

David Igo: We had a lot of faith in Mark’s abilities as a designer, and in his understanding of the process. We could connect him directly with our art team and let them riff off each other. Spider-Gwen, for example, had design input from JP Mavinga, as well as a whole team of kickass sculptors — Steve “Schu” Schumacher, Matt Black, Steve Lord, and Alfred Paredes — who were all able to work with Mark and translate Mark’s art to 3D.

Mark Brooks: I think it’s great that Sideshow give their artists so much credit on these pieces. I love what I do, but I know my limitations too. I wanted to push the boundaries on this character and really play with what was possible, but they embraced every challenge and actually did it, they brought her to life!

David Igo: As an Art Director, it was a blast. I love it when this happens. Mark had a vision, and I was like “Heck yeah!!!” He had so many suggestions regarding the contrasting textures and tones, so many little touches, and our artists love that.

Mark Brooks: Spider-Gwen was the starting point for my texture obsession! I must’ve driven the artists crazy! So much blood, sweat, and tears went into getting her just right. I wanted contrasts, coarse and smooth, matte and glossy, then light and dark. Nothing is flat. Nothing is simple. I wanted her to have a certain richness, not only as a visual thing, but as a tactile thing too.

David Igo: Mark sent us so much reference for paint handling. So many ideas! It became all about communication as well as teamwork. It was a challenge, but it was a fun one. And I think the piece came out great! She set the bar for the whole series.

Marvel.com: So, do you have a favorite character among this trio?

Mark Brooks: I love Spider-Man because he ties them together, as a character and as part of a series of statues. The more I talked with David about the way in which statues are displayed as well as designed, I became fixated on “skylines” and how these characters could flow together. I really became married to the silhouettes of these figures, and their poses really reflect that. At its simplest, Spider-Man is the lynch pin, Silk and Spider-Gwen bookend him, but it got a lot deeper than that…

David Igo: We like to talk about how these statues can flow together in a collection, we’re always thinking about that collector experience. One of the most interesting conversations we had was about levels. Spidey is always up high! We wanted to explore a Spider-Man at street level.

Mark Brooks: My first design after that discussion actually had him crouched on a chunk of New York city street. It was kind of cool. But as we explored that webbing for the figure bases, we thought it would be cool to use webbing to almost literally tie them together.

David Igo: The base designs are so much fun! You really have to see them “in the flesh” to appreciate them.

Mark Brooks: I love the paint application on the street signs. They are so realistic! You know, the worst thing about this project is waiting! We’ve been working on these statues for two years now. It’s excruciating! I want my statues!

David Igo: It’s like a movie. Waiting, keeping it secret. It’s tough, but it’s worth it to see the audience reaction.

Marvel.com:  Some people may first think of the figures and statues for Sideshow, but the beautiful prints the company creates are getting more and more attention. Is that gratifying to see?

Gracie Bifulco: The print program has grown really quickly, and that’s totally down to the enthusiasm of the collectors. Like Dave said earlier, we’re always thinking about that all-round collector experience. The idea that you can have this super limited edition luxury fine art print to accompany the statues is so great. It adds another level to a display, and it gives you another way of connecting with the art and the artist. We have the pleasure of working with some of the best artists from comics, illustration, concept art, and the movie industry, and it’s the perfect excuse to commission even more awesome art and share it with our fellow collectors. I’m so happy that people like what we are doing, it’s been incredibly rewarding.

Mark Brooks: The whole thing together, statues and art, is really something special. It was such a fun experience.

Marvel.com: There are plenty of other Spider-Verse characters. Anyone else you’d love to tackle for a project like this if the opportunity arose?

Mark Brooks: Black Cat for sure! Maybe, Mary Jane. She’d be fun! Oh, I’d love to do a really crazy Doc Ock! Just go super dark and push the tragedy of that character.

David Igo: I loved the Spider-Man / Doctor Octopus Year One stuff.

Mark Brooks: Those comics were amazing! Yes!!

David Igo: Anyone else? What about Aunt May?

Mark Brooks: I’d love to design an Aunt May statue! We could make the base a corner of her kitchen, make it really simple and sweet at first glance, and then just go nuts filling it with Easter eggs from Spider-Man lore. Just go completely crazy with details.

David Igo: That’s actually kind of amazing…

Gracie Bifulco: Yes!!!

The Sideshow Mark Brooks Spider-Verse Collection, can be pre-ordered now at http://sideshow.com/mbspiderverse.

Mark Brooks is on Twitter as @markbrooksart.

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Check out new characters and pre-order the upcoming releases now!

Hasbro is turning heads with the relaunch of Mighty Muggs this month, bringing a new spin to collectible figures. These head-spinning heroes and villains pack a mighty punch, letting fans of all ages experience a different side (or sides) of their favorite characters.

The first of the new Marvel Mighty Muggs — which feature a push-and-turn mechanism that lets fans change the figure’s facial expression by pushing down on the head — are now available for pre-order, with several additional characters having just been added.

Here at Marvel.com, we have your first look at three newly-revealed figures — Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Rocket Raccoon — which will all be part of Wave 2 of the new Marvel Mighty Muggs, available in February. Check out the gallery at the top of the page to see how all three appear in their packaging, along with photos of each of their distinct faces.

The upcoming return of Mighty Muggs (which also include new Star Wars-based characters) can be pre-ordered now at major retailers.

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Lose yourself in the Marvel library this holiday season!

written by Maggie Klimentova

As the winter chill sets in, we all just want to stay home and curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. So instead of braving the cold, grab your favorite mug and visit Marvel’s 2017 Holiday Headquarters and Gift Guide for some stories of heroism and adventure! Pick up one of these books and experience your favorite super heroes’ exploits from the cozy comfort of your own couch.

Whether you like classic Marvel tales or the latest and greatest stories, these collections make the perfect addition to any comics library. We’ve highlighted a few below, but don’t forget to head over to the Holiday Headquarters for the full selection!

Runaways: The Complete Collection Vol. 1

Heard the buzz about “Marvel’s Runaways” on Hulu and want to dig into the source material? Well, here’s an easy solution! Pick up RUNAWAYS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona and join in on the fun!

Thor: Ragnaroks

THOR: RAGNAROKS compiles three Asgardian tales into one, following the journey of Thor (and Beta Ray Bill!) as they try to prevent the total destruction of their home realms. This epic collection makes a worthy gift for any fan of the God of Thunder!

Star Wars: Han Solo

Not getting enough of your favorite space rogue lately? Fly with Han Solo as he goes on an undercover mission for the Rebellion. This story has it all: betrayal, space races, glory! Take the Force home with you this holiday season!

Generations Hardcover

Classic heroes and newcomers collide in this GENERATIONS collection. Discover what happens when Odinson teams up with Jane Foster, when Clint Barton fights alongside Kate Bishop, when Peter Parker joins Miles Morales, and many more. Pasts, presents, and futures unite in this collection of one-shot issues!

America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez

Like most young adults, America Chavez goes to college, fights interdimensional monsters, and shuts down alien cults! Take part in America’s thrilling adventures—pick up her series today!

To discover even more holiday gift ideas, stop by Marvel’s 2017 Holiday Headquarters!

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