Check out the new range from BulbBotz, available March 3!

With fans counting the minutes until the April 27 release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” there’s a great way to keep time, via the 2018 BulbBotz Marvel range of nightlight alarm clocks and light-up watches.

There are eight heroes available from “Avengers: Infinity War” — Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Iron Spider and Hulk — allowing fans of all ages to continue to collect their favorite comic-based character alarm clocks boasting a night light and characterized sounds.

Check them out in the gallery below!

Simply push down on their head to make them light up, or trigger their sound effects by pressing the sound button on their torso, taking your clock from a time tool, to a fun figure.

BulbBotz’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Night Light Alarm Clocks and Light Up Watches will be available beginning March 3.

Read More

Several different action figure lines, accessories, and other items are available beginning March 3.

Hasbro has given Marvel fans an unbelievable amount of memorable toys through the years and that will continue in a big way for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Check out the galleries below to get a preview of the many exciting items on the way beginning March 3, including new Marvel Legends figures, role play items based on weapons and accessories seen in the film, and much more.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 6-INCH Figure Assortment
Imagine harnessing the power of the Infinity Stones with these 6-INCH figures. Each figure features movie-inspired design, several points of articulation and comes with an Infinity Stone that attaches to the included weapon accessory! Each Infinity Stone can also be used to activate power-ups in the HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE (HERO VISION Mask sold separately; age grade 8+). Characters include IRON MAN, BLACK WIDOW, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, GAMORA, STAR-LORD, and more, while DELUXE figures include HULK, HULKBUSTER, and ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT. Each figure includes one accessory and one Infinity Stone. Each figure sold separately.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment
Fans can combine their collections to save the galaxy with this LEGENDS SERIES assortment! Featuring premium deco, extensive articulation, and detailed accessories, each 6-inch scale figure comes with a different Build-A-Figure piece. Collect all the figures in each wave to complete the extraordinary Build-A-Figure. Includes characters from the comic books such as TASKMASTER and fan choice winner MARVEL’S SONGBIRD, as well as movie characters from “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Each figure sold separately.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TITAN HERO 12-INCH Figures
The AVENGERS assemble for more titan-sized action in the kid-favorite TITAN HERO SERIES line! Each 12-inch scale figure features five points of articulation and movie-inspired design. Activate unique figure phrases and sound effects with the TITAN HERO Power FX pack, not included; sold separately with Titan Hero Power FX figures (each sold separately). Characters include IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, STAR-LORD, GROOT, BLACK WIDOW, SCARLET WITCH, FALCON, and DR. STRANGE. Each figure sold separately.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TITAN HERO 12-INCH DELUXE Figures
Each deluxe 12-inch scale figure features five points of articulation and movie-inspired design. Activate different figure phrases and sound effects with the TITAN HERO Power FX pack, not included; sold separately with Titan Hero Power FX figures (each sold separately). Characters include HULK, THANOS, and HULKBUSTER. Each figure sold separately.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TITAN HERO 12-INCH POWER FX Figures
If it’s got the pack, it’s got the power! Each of the AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Titan Hero Power FX figures comes with a pack that when connected, can power up their figure and activate character-specific sounds and phrases. Swap packs with other figures to hear phrases unique to that character! Each figure features five points of articulation and movie-inspired design. Characters include IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON SPIDER, STAR-LORD, BLACK WIDOW, and THOR. Each figure sold separately and includes 12-inch figure, pack, and accessories. Compatible with electronic and non-electronic TITAN HERO SERIES figures, each sold separately. Requires 2 Triple AA batteries, included.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR
Heroes Unite! Gear-up like the AVENGERS with this new modular role play system powered by NERF! There are items based on HULK, IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON SPIDER, and STAR-LORD.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MARVEL’S STORMBREAKER ELECTRONIC AXE
Kids can imagine wielding the powers of THOR with MARVEL’S STORMBREAKER ELECTRONIC AXE! Activate thunder and storm sound effects by pushing the button on the handle. Features movie-based design inspired by THOR’S new weapon in “Avengers: Infinity War.” Requires 2 AAA batteries, included.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR INFINITY GAUNTLET ELECTRONIC FIST
Kids can imagine wielding the most powerful weapon in the galaxy like THANOS with the electronic INFINITY GAUNTLET fist! Push the center button on the gauntlet to light up the Infinity Stone and activate mighty sound effects. Features movie-inspired deco designed to fit most kid hand sizes. Requires 2 AAA batteries, included.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MISSION TECH IRON MAN Figure
Blast into action like the tech-powered Avenger, IRON MAN! This 14-inch scale figure features lights, phrases, movie-inspired sound effects, and an extendable combat pack. Switch into combat mode and prepare for battle by attaching the included pack to the figure and raising IRON MAN’s arm cannons. For even more Stark-inspired technology and superhero action, push the button on the extendable combat pack to slide it forward. Features more than 20 movie-inspired phrases and sound effects. Requires 2 AA batteries, included.

MARVEL AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR IRON MAN VS. THANOS BATTLE SET
Imagine IRON MAN saving the universe with the IRON MAN VS. THANOS BATTLE SET! This Battle Set lets kids create epic battles with included IRON MAN and THANOS figures. Activate movie-inspired sounds and phrases with the THANOS figure, featuring arm-slashing action, light-up gauntlet, and battle accessory. Each Infinity Stone can also be used to activate power-ups in the HERO VISION IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE (HERO VISION Mask sold separately; age grade 8+). Includes two figures, two Infinity Stones, and battle accessory.

HERO VISION: IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE
Battle like Iron Man with Hero Vision: a new experience that combines traditional role play with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Face off with the iconic villain THANOS in an experience-rich environment that includes appearance of some favorite characters from the Marvel Universe. Download the HERO VISION app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place AR markers around the play area, and get ready to battle like Iron Man! The HERO VISION app will be available Spring 2018 in the App Store and Google Play for select devices.

Hasbro’s “Avengers: Infinity War” toys and other items can be found at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com and are available as of March 3.

Read More

Get a look at many of the new releases coming from Funko for the highly anticipated movie!

With “Avengers: Infinity War” set to hit theaters on May 4, a ton of new products are coming your way very soon from Funko! Get a look at some of what you can expect to find in the galleries below.

Pop! Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War
The many Funko Pop! fans out there will be excited to see plenty of new bobble-heads to collect, including a 6″ Hulkbuster and an exclusive 10” Thanos!

Mystery Minis: Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War
There are a number of Mystery Minis coming for “Infinity War,” including several exclusives of popular characters like Winter Soldier, Falcon, Black Widow, Groot, Vision, Captain America and more!

Dorbz: Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War
The Dorbz line includes notable heroes and villains from the film.

Pop! Keychain: Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War
Iron Man, Thanos, Iron Spider and Hulkbuster all get the Funko keychain treatment!

Look for most of the new Funko “Avengers: Infinity War” items — which also includes t-shirts and plushies (as seen below) — to be available March 3, 2018!

Pop! Tees: Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War

Hero Plushies: Marvel – Avengers: Infinity War

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More