The exclusive statue can be pre-ordered now or purchased at SDCC!

With San Diego Comic-Con nearly here, Marvel.com has the scoop on a convention-exclusive that Gwenpool fans are sure to be excited about – Gentle Giant Ltd’s Gwenpool Animated Statue!

The statue depicts an adorable version of Gwen Poole in her costumed identity, as the mega Marvel fan finds herself transplanted into the Marvel Universe itself – where she meets the same super heroes and villains she has long followed in comic book stories.

This convention exclusive is one of Gentle Giant Ltd’s long-running line of Marvel statues based on the illustrations of best-selling Comic artist Skottie Young. Inspired by Young’s art for the variant cover for THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #1, this statue was digitally sculpted and replicated for production on state of the art 3D Systems machines. These high-resolution prints are used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this well detailed, high-end collectible. Each limited edition animated style statue is hand-cast, painted, and numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.

The Gwenpool Animated Statue is now available in limited quantity for pre-order for people unable to attend SDCC right here!

Skottie Young will be signing at the Gentle Giant Ltd booth each day San Diego Comic-Con and will sign the statue for free for those purchasing it. Young’s signings will be on Thursday-Saturday, July 19- 21, at 2pm-3pm, and on Sunday, July 22 at 11am-12pm.

For more on San Diego Comic-Con keep checking back to Marvel.com!

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First Look at several upcoming releases, including Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp and more!

Diamond Select Toys have a bevy of exciting Marvel releases on the way, and we’ve got your first look at them!

Among the upcoming releases are a Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama, Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama, Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama, and Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue!

Check out the photos below for first look photos from these items and more, including items inspired by “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Thor: Ragnarok” and a Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue that can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues.

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Statue SRP: $150.00


Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Statue SRP: $150.00

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Dave Cortes! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Dave Cortes! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Comic Gallery Cloak & Dagger PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dimorphic Duo shine their light on the Marvel Gallery line! Representing the forces of darkness and light, Cloak and Dagger are the newest PVC diorama to come out of DST, with the lithe figure of Tandy Bowen throwing her light daggers as Tyrone Johnson materializes behind her from the Darkforce Dimension. This 9-inch PVC diorama captures them in their timeless costumes, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, and hand-sculpted by Jon Matthews! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVC diorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00


Marvel Movie Gallery GOTG Vol. 2 Star-Lord Unmasked PVC Diorama. A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Star-Lord! Who? You know, Star-Lord? The leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, comrade of the Avengers, enemy of Thanos and his cohorts? No? Well, this 9” scale PVC diorama stands approximately 11 inches tall and depicts the space hero rocketing up with his jet-pack, element guns drawn. This exclusive unmasked version features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Movie Milestones Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Thor Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! The Milestones line is getting bigger with every release, and this approximately 17 inch tall sculpture of Gladiator Thor as he appears in Thor: Ragnarok leaps into action with his sword raised and shield at the ready! This statue can stand on its own or pair with the Gladiator Hulk statue to form a larger battle scene. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! Statue SRP: $250.00


Marvel Movie Milestones Thor Ragnarok Gladiator Thor Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! The Milestones line is getting bigger with every release, and this approximately 17 inch tall sculpture of Gladiator Thor as he appears in Thor: Ragnarok leaps into action with his sword raised and shield at the ready! This statue can stand on its own or pair with the Gladiator Hulk statue to form a larger battle scene. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! Statue SRP: $250.00

Marvel Movie Minimates Ant-Man & the Wasp Box Set. A Diamond Select Toys release! These Minimates are actual size! This box set of mini-figures captures the cast of the next Marvel movie in the 2-inch scale, so you can have life-size superheroes running around on your desk! Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, Hope “Wasp” Van Dyne, Hank Pym and the Ghost are all included in this four-pack, packaged in a full-color window box. Each Minimate has 14 points of articulation, fully interchangeable parts, and most have removable helmets. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Box Set SRP: $24.99


Marvel Movie Minimates Ant-Man & the Wasp Box Set. A Diamond Select Toys release! These Minimates are actual size! This box set of mini-figures captures the cast of the next Marvel movie in the 2-inch scale, so you can have life-size superheroes running around on your desk! Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, Hope “Wasp” Van Dyne, Hank Pym and the Ghost are all included in this four-pack, packaged in a full-color window box. Each Minimate has 14 points of articulation, fully interchangeable parts, and most have removable helmets. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Box Set SRP: $24.99

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! Your luck has just changed for better! Domino, the luck-powered but also weapons-savvy mutant mercenary, has joined the Marvel Premier Collection with this new, 12-inch scale resin statue! Depicting Domino in her classic comic-book appearance, crouching in an action pose, this statue can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, Domino comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box and is packed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Statue SRP: $150.00


Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue. A Diamond Select Toys release! Your luck has just changed for better! Domino, the luck-powered but also weapons-savvy mutant mercenary, has joined the Marvel Premier Collection with this new, 12-inch scale resin statue! Depicting Domino in her classic comic-book appearance, crouching in an action pose, this statue can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collections’ Deadpool and Cable statues. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, Domino comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box and is packed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio, and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Statue SRP: $150.00

The Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue alongside the Deadpool and Cable Resin Statues


The Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue alongside the Deadpool and Cable Resin Statues.

Look for these new Diamond Select Toys Marvel releases next winter!

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Deadpool and his unicorn pal are here to hug and available now!

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood pool guy is back in action in plush HugMe form from Kidrobot – with a magical sidekick along for the ride.

The Deadpool with Unicorn HugMe plush is 16″ tall and vibrates when you squeeze it for a hug whenever you need one – the vibration can also be activated by clapping.

Here are the stats on the Merc with a Mouth with a Unicorn!

  • 16 inches (40.65cm)
  • Made from super soft, high-end plush
  • Vibrating unit with removable batteries is activated by hugging or clapping (uses 3 AA batteries, included)
  • Open box packaging
  • Will ride his rainbow unicorn pal right into your heart

There’s also a new 7” non-vibrating Deadpool with Unicorn Phunny version available from Kidrobot.

The Deadpool with Unicorn HugMe 16” HugMe retails for $34.99, while the 7” Phunny retails for $14.99. Both items are available now at kidrobot.com and other stores and online retailers!

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Sideshow discusses designing a one-man army with their new version of Cap.

Sideshow recently unveiled an all-new take on one of pop culture’s most beloved heroes, Captain America. This new Premium Format™ Figure depicts an updated, tactical interpretation of the star-spangled soldier, while retaining many of the iconic costume design elements that make him such a stand-out character in comics.

Marvel.com spoke to Sideshow Art Director David Igo and digital designer and sculptor Daniel Bel to learn a little more about this impressive new statue, and about bringing the iconic Avenger to life…

Marvel.com: Tell us a little more about how you chose the team for the Captain America Premium Format™ Figure, and a little about each of the people involved.

David Igo: It’s totally awesome figuring out who’s the best fit for each project. There are a lot of unique factors that go into the team building, and no one project is the same as any other, really…

Assembling the team isn’t solely my decision. There are a lot of other people involved as we build the project, but I do work closely with the design and the sculpt teams to figure out who’s going to work on what project. For CaptatMartin Canale & Guillermo Barbiero, had translated that material into a rough 3D pose study to make it more heroic and Captain America feeling. From there, we had enough reference material to convey to Daniel an idea of what we had in mind, and how to go about the project – and off he went!

Throughout the sculpting process, we make sure the sculptors are supported with the right Project Manager and Art Director, and that duo will make sure the sculptor has every everything they need. It’s a real collaborative effort, designed to support the sculptor every step of the way, and let them do what they do best.

Marvel.com: Daniel, were you excited to explore a new version of Captain America? How does the process of designing this character begin?

Daniel Bel: Yes, totally. There are already many classic versions of Captain America on the market, so the idea of creating a new, modern comic book-inspired interpretation really caught my attention.

It was a huge challenge for the whole team to design this character from scratch, and it was very gratifying to have the chance to put my own style into every part of this piece. As with any other project, the team gets together to brainstorm ideas. Then, with all the opinions on the table, we begin to narrow down the scope to make decisions on the details that work best for the piece.

In order to achieve the best representation possible, we always do a deep exploration of the story and the main features of the character. Collectors love those details!

Marvel.com: This piece in particular is very interesting because, although it’s incredibly dynamic with lots of movement, it also has a very classical feel. The pose in particular is almost like a Greek statue. Was that a deliberate aim going in to this project?

Daniel Bel: Of course! We all love classic sculptures and this kind of pose in particular is named “contrapposto”, a pose very commonly used by the Greeks and Romans in their pieces to convey the feeling of movement and dynamism. It’s also very helpful to break the symmetry of the body too. In this post-battle scene of Captain America versus the Ultron sentries, he looks victorious and heroic, so I think we managed to get all that we wanted in just one pose.

David Igo: I couldn’t have said it any better! The pose was also an homage to the heroic stature of our very first Captain America Premium Format™ Figure that we did YEARS ago… We were trying to recapture that same “Ultimate Hero” feel, but with a unique pose and story to the piece, as well as a more modern twist to his look.

Marvel.com: What was the decision process regarding the evolution of Cap’s armor? It’s very modern and tactical, with lots of layers and different materials, but there are also lots of nods to the classic costume.

Daniel Bel: This was the most difficult part of the whole process, because we know collectors love the classic version of the suit. Taking that into account, we decided to re-design the suit while paying homage to the classic design, but giving it a much more tactical and modern look.

We used a variety of textures and shadings to give the feeling that he is very well-protected and the same time still agile. We tried to convey the look of very strong materials, like high density carbon fiber for the shoulder pads, helmet, gloves, and the upper torso. Then, to give him freedom of movement, we chose more flexible materials such as kevlar fabrics for the abdomen, arms, and pants.

We then designed some semi-rigid components for the boots, knee pads, and elbows pads. There are lots of little details, and if you take a closer look you can see that his shield has a magnetic device that allows him to throw and catch it with more precision.

David Igo: To add to what Daniel said, we also thought to ourselves, “Captain America is not indestructible- he’s still human, even though he is SUPER human…”

His classic suit might have worked great fighting in World War II, or against other villains and superhuman threats, but with technology evolving, weapons getting more powerful, unstoppable robots, space aliens, gods, etc… even Cap might need additional protection so he can go into battle and hold up against those kinds of foes in hand-to-hand combat.

I mean, if I had a friend like Tony Stark, I’d probably hit him up for an upgrade every once in a while! Ha ha ha!

Marvel.com: Can you tell us more about the design choices? Anything you’d like to call out or draw attention to?

Daniel Bel: I would like to highlight his face. One of the main questions from the team was what kind of facial expression we wanted. This is a very important thing, because in a statue everything is connected, and the wrong expression may not flow with the body, posture, gesture, and so on.

So instead of doing a shouting or a grimacing expression, we decided to play with the position of his eyes and with his lips to suggest a stern look and aggressive attitude, and get the feeling across that he is ready to keep fighting.

Marvel.com: The Exclusive edition for this particular figure is a swap-out hand holding an Ultron Sentry head. Tell us more about the genesis of this idea…

Daniel Bel: We decided to go for an Ultron Sentry head because they are one of the most well-known enemies of the Avengers, and of course they fit perfectly with Black Widow too, which, with a similar background scene, is the perfect companion to be displayed next to Cap.

David Igo: Honestly, sometimes the most difficult part of the design process for me is figuring out the base. You don’t want it to be too big, or too small, and you still want enough context to tell a story without distracting from the figure itself. So when we added the Ultron Sentry to the base, we just knew that Cap holding a torn-off head in his hand would be super awesome and could tie the whole thing together.

Marvel.com: The Captain America Premium Format™ Figure was also unveiled shortly after a new Black Widow Figure. Are they part of the same series?

David Igo: We always want to make sure our statues are strong standalone pieces first and foremost. But, if we have other pieces planned that could work as a “set” or a “series”, making those gel together is a great bonus. Cap and Black Widow look fantastic together, but they also look awesome as standalone statues.

Marvel.com: There’s also a Premium Art Print depicting the two characters together. What can you say about that?

David Igo: Ian MacDonald and Alex Pascenko are both amazing designers and print artists who have worked for Sideshow for years. They both worked with us on the early designs of the two statues, and they totally nailed the art print for us too!

Naturally, pieces evolve from the initial 2D design to a 3D design and final 3D sculpt, then a final painted prototype, so even though Ian and Alex helped design the statues, we waited until both statues were fully completed before starting on the print.

Ian and Alex worked together to make a single illustration of the two characters, with some additional context – the Helicarrier, the Quinjet, and some added effects that are hard to make work in 3D… Smoke, fiery embers. So basically, we were able to expand on the story of the 3D statues for collectors, and that’s always really rewarding to do.

It’s a great complimentary element for a collection that features one or both of the statues, as well as a great piece of art in its own right!

The limited Sideshow Exclusive Edition of the Captain America Premium Format™ Figure is priced at $585 and is currently on pre-order at http://sideshow.com/capt

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Both figures are coming to the Disney Store on Monday, April 23.

Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with the Disney Store to offer two new Marvel Select action figures, both of which are available today!

The first figure is of a classic comic villain, the Mad Titan, Thanos. Inspired by his modern comic book appearance, as seen in 2013’s INFINITY limited series, this figure measures approximately 7.75 inches tall with 16 points of articulation and includes an interchangeable unhelmeted head.

Check out a gallery of images of the Thanos figure!

The second figure comes from the world of Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Depicting Peter Parker in his unmasked appearance, this figure features the likeness of actor Tom Holland as well as three additional sets of interchangeable hands. It measures approximately 6.75 inches tall and has 16 points of articulation.

Here’s a look at the Spidey figure!

Both figures are available for purchase as of Monday, April 23, in-store and online at shopdisney.com and shop.marvel.com. Each figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. The Marvel Select line recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and just released its 150th figure in the line.

Thanos and Unmasked Spider-Man join a variety of exclusive Marvel Select figures at the Disney Store, including Planet Hulk, the Mighty Thor, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Black Panther, Masked Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Erik Killmonger, Ulysses Klaue and M'Baku all are receiving new Pops this summer.

Funko has revealed the second series of Pop! coming soon based on Marvel Studios’ huge international hit, “Black Panther.”

This latest wave features more great characters from the amazing movie, including the villains of “Black Panther.”

You’ll be able to collect Erik Killmonger – this time shown in a black coat with his scars proudly displayed – and the black-market arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, featured with his sonic disruptor arm!

Rounding out the series is the headstrong M’Baku, leader of the rival Jabari Tribe, fan-favorite and “Black Panther” scene stealer.

Check out images of all three in the gallery below!

The Series 2 “Black Panther” Pop! collection will be released this summer.

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Sideshow Designer and Sculptor Walter O’Neal on how Matt Murdock's beliefs played into the design.

1sSideshow Collectibles has added to their sixth scale line of Marvel figures with a terrific new Daredevil figure, depicting Matt Murdock’s alter ego in an updated costume, while also retaining the elements that make the Man Without Fear who he is.

Marvel.com spoke to Sideshow Designer and Sculptor Walter O’Neal about the Daredevil sixth scale figure, what felt most crucial to include in the design, the influences at work, and more.

Marvel.com: What is it about Daredevil as a character you really wanted to capture in this figure?

Walter O’Neal: Since Matt Murdock’s faith is very much at the heart of who he is, we wanted to try to incorporate some elements of his religion into the suit in very subtle ways. The collar of the suit has a square cut-out in the center to give the impression of an inverted priest’s collar.

Inspired by the block-style kneepads of the 90’s armored suit, we created a metallic block-shaped design element with an implied cross-shape that we repeated throughout the suit – the idea there being that we incorporate some of the wrought iron elements of church yards and cathedrals that we generally associate with Daredevil’s environment directly into his suit. Beneath his feet, another cross shape is formed by the negative space in the tread of his boots. Finally, there’s also a spade devil tail incorporated into the design of his billy club holster that helps further the heaven/hell dynamic.

Marvel.com: Daredevil’s had a few different costumes through the years in the comics (though he always retains the horns, of course!). You give him a new costume, but he’s still recognizably Daredevil. Was it always the intention to balance classic and new elements here?

Walter O’Neal: The target was to make a comic-style Daredevil clad in his classic red. Aside from the horns, the color red, the billy clubs, and the “DD” logo on his chest, Daredevil’s costume generally doesn’t have any other signature elements that scream “Daredevil”.

We pulled elements from the Armored Daredevil suit in the 90’s, designed by Scott McDaniels, to give us some rhyme and reason as to how and where to break up the suit to incorporate the various leathers and stretch fabrics and add an extra layer of visual interest. The basic chevron shapes at the shoulders, abdomen, and thighs are pulled from that armored suit as inspiration.

Marvel.com: There are elements of the classic red costume from the comics, while also some aspects that are reminiscent of DD’s TV show uniform. Was that a conscious decision?

Walter O’Neal: Well, yes and no… The gray piping on his suit is a nod to the TV show for sure. Several of us here at the office loved the makeshift black outfit that he wore in the beginning of the Netflix series (before he got his actual suit) which featured some subtle red piping. We thought it would be neat to reverse that idea and use dark piping over the red DD suit to help break it up. So that connection was intended.

We worked on the design for our Daredevil figure in between the first and second seasons of the “Marvel’s Daredevil” TV show, so we had seen the design of the suit in the first season, but not the second. So while trying to steer away from the black armored gloves and gauntlets of the first season suit, we game up with more MMA-styled gloves with thick padding and metal knuckles on the outside for protection, but much thinner material at the palms and fingertips as to not diminish his sense of touch. The design of the suit for the second season of the show reimagined his gloves to incorporate more red and less black, and we ultimately ended up with similar solutions there.

Marvel.com: There are parts of the uniform, like the kneepads and boots, that feel so believably functional and realistic. Did you have that in mind designing the figure?

Walter O’Neal: Yes. The need to design for functionality is a big part of working in sixth scale as opposed to statues or any other non-articulated format. These figures need to move and perform, and the various features of the costume need to stretch, bend, and compress to facilitate that.

We were trying to infuse a bit of a tactical feel overall into the suit. The combat boots and integrated knee and elbow pads help push that notion. Lastly, with the knee pads, I really liked the idea of Daredevil being able to dash under things grinding/sliding on his knees across the pavement while kicking up sparks. That was some of the thought process that got us there…

Marvel.com: Daredevil’s billy club and the different ways he can use it has always made it a distinct Super Hero weapon. What was your approach to that important facet of the character?

Walter O’Neal: The goal was to really capture the adaptable nature of his signature weapons from the comics. They take multiple forms for their multiple functions and we’ve included options for them to be displayed as the standard dual billy clubs, nunchucks, a combined billy club staff, and his walking cane with the curved handle (in the exclusive version).

Marvel.com: How did you decide where exactly to use those darker portions/piping on the uniform to break up the red? I especially love the billy club holster that you mentioned.

Walter O’Neal: Aside from the dark gray piping on his torso, we aimed to keep the gray as more of an accent color limiting its use to keep the suit predominantly red with only touches of gray here and there. That dark gray was kept mostly to the metal “striking surfaces” of the suit where Daredevil was expected to make contact with his opponents – his knuckles, knees, elbows, toes, heels and the tips of his billy clubs. We tried to be very judicious overall.

The Daredevil Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles can be purchased now at http://sideshow.com/daredevilfig.

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Whether crouching or hanging, these two new Spidey statues are spectacular to behold!

Section 9 has made many life-size Marvel statues before among their high-end collectibles, but the new release of the title character from Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is easily one of the the most notable releases yet.

For the statue, which is available now, the famous character is seen in a dynamic pose, crouched and ready for action in his Tony Stark-provided costume. On top of that, there’s also a second version on the way as well, depicting Spider-Man hanging upside down from his web in the classic manner Spidey fans are familiar with. The Spider-Man statues join other current Section 9 Marvel life-size statues, including versions of Captain America, Iron Man, and War Machine from “Captain America: Civil War,” the film that introduced Tom Holland as Spider-Man.

Marvel.com spoke with Section 9 CEO Stephan Lokotsch to discuss the creation of the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” life-size statue and the unique design challenges it provided.

Marvel.com: Is it especially exciting to get to work on a life-size statue of Spider-Man, given just how beloved he is? This is one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters ever!

Stephan Lokotsch: Considering that Spider-Man was my favorite Super Hero during my childhood, I can’t help but feel somewhat nostalgic “reconnecting” with him throughout adulthood. So yes, he has been a very exciting statue to be involved with, especially with the new developments in character portrayal on screen. Both “Civil War” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” have portrayed the character in ways we simply hadn’t seen on screen before – but were all hoping for – as it feels to be the closest to what the character felt like in his comic-book iteration.

Marvel.com: The “Homecoming” costume has a lot of specific new details we’ve never seen on a Spider-Man suit before. Was it cool to get to recreate it all, knowing people would be able to examine it so closely?

Stephan Lokotsch: When it comes to high-end collectibles, I am of the “the more, the merrier” sentiment. So, the long and short of it is: yes, absolutely. That being said, there are, of course, certain limitations to that when you are dealing with a suit that, on screen, benefits from heavy post-production and visual effects, such as the U.I. (user interface) motion graphics, etc. So, while not all of the Tony Stark-created gizmos, as seen on film, can be incorporated, we felt very satisfied with what ultimately was accomplished here.

Marvel.com: Spider-Man is known for his unique poses. How much thought went into how the statue would be posed and how did you decide on the final version? And what he would be posing on, given the possibilities?

Stephan Lokotsch: When choosing a pose for a character who has been around for this long, you want to consider two things: a representation of the way he appears in the movie you’re basing the statue on, and, equally important, the iconography that has been established over decades in the realm of the underlying source material, i.e. the comic books. As you mentioned, highly unique poses are inherently connected to this character, so I think the goal is to find a fair balance between the two mediums and their respective visual presentations.

Marvel.com: Speaking of poses, you also have a second version of Spider-Man who is hanging upside down. This one really blew me away as far as seeing the character in such a classic Spider-Man stance – but I imagine it was also pretty tricky to bring to life?

Stephan Lokotsch: The hanging version certainly required a lot of back and forth regarding its engineering to ensure Spidey would hold in place just the right way and not tilt back, forth or sideways. Most statues come with their own set of challenges – be it their intricate texture patterns in the costume or the high level of likeness detail. This one was more challenging in the technical department. That said, it was worth it, as we finally have a Spidey in his potentially most iconic state and we’re quite proud of that.

Marvel.com: I feel like people will give the hanging version especially quite a double take. I imagine in general though it must be really fun to see the reaction people have when they see these statues for the first time?

Stephan Lokotsch: As you can imagine, everyone has their own personal favorite Super Hero and sometimes just the sheer size of a Hulk, or Hulkbuster or our upcoming 9 foot+ Thanos is stopping people in their tracks. But even the largest characters sometimes lose their prime spot in terms of audience attention – and subsequent “selfie time”, with characters so immensely adored by fans all over the world, such as Spider-Man, who is often credited as one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time.

Marvel.com: You’ve done several other Marvel statues before, but coming on the heels of the “Civil War” versions of Captain America, Iron Man, and War Machine, is it particularly gratifying to have this new Spider-Man statue, given he made his debut in that film?

Stephan Lokotsch: Given my aforementioned childhood for Spidey, it is indeed a gratifying “full-circle” experience, though I will add that seeing any of these characters put together in 3 dimensions and at life-size, no less, puts a smile on the entire team that is behind the making of these collectibles. The first time, I stood next to one of our Hulks, I thought “this is it; this is as big as it’s going to get”, only to have that dwarfed by a life-size Hulkbuster years later. And that is the beauty of doing all of this; today it’s Spidey, tomorrow it’s Black Panther and then we’re moving into the highly anticipated Infinity War. It just never ends, and while, yes, we all have our favorites, it is an ongoing thrill to stay involved in the making of this ever-growing line of collectibles.

The two different style Section 9 “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Spider-Man statues can be ordered now at the following links, as can the “Captain America: Civil War” Captain America, Iron Man and War Machine statues.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man (Hanging Version)

Captain America

Iron Man

War Machine

Those ordering either (or both!) of the Spider-Man statues can receive a 10% discount using the following promo code when completing their order: MARVEL.COM_PROMO_SPIDEY

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With Series 8 out now, get a look at Series 9, coming to Walgreens from Diamond Select Toys.

With Marvel Animated Minimates Series 8 now available at Walgreens, Marvel.com has your first look at Series 9!

Series 9 will hit Walgreens stores on or around July 1, 2018, and will include four all-new two-packs. The assortment includes:

  • From “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Symbiote Spider-Man takes on Kraven the Hunter! The TV host who’ll hunt anything and everything has targeted Spider-Man in his living black suit. Spider-Man includes a webline accessory and leaping support stand, while Kraven comes with a new rifle accessory.
  • Also from “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Homemade Suit Spider-Man meets the Hobgoblin! Wearing his first Spider-Man suit, Peter Parker runs afoul with the mysterious villain who holds a grudge against him.  The web-slinger comes with removable goggles, a webline accessory and leaping support stand.
  • From “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” the Enchantress teams up with Skurge the Executioner! This Asgardian duo have menaced the Avengers many times, with their mind-control powers and mastery of all weapons, respectively. Enchantress comes with energy ball hand attachments, and Skurge comes with his axe.
  • And from “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” Star-Lord crosses paths with the Collector! The leader of the Guardians must deal with the treasure-hoarding Elder of the Universe. Star-Lord includes a removable mask, hair piece and element gun. This is the first Collector Minimate ever made!

Series 8 has just hit the shelves at Walgreens, in an assortment of four different sets, each containing two Minimates. Sets include Stealth Suit Spider-Man vs. Screwball, Spider-Gwen vs. Jackal, the Wasp vs. MODOK, and Black Panther vs. Madame Masque!

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features fully interchangeable parts and comes with a clear display base.

Find your nearest store at Walgreens.com!

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Plus new Select action figures and Premier Collection statues!

With Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” release on April 27 getting ever-closer, Diamond Select Toys has unveiled the first of their new products based on the film.

Get a look below at new items in the Minimates mini-figures, Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, and Premier Collection statue lines.

Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Box Set
This all-new box set features Iron Man in his Mark 50 armor, Thanos with his Infinity Gauntlet, and two comic-shop-exclusive characters – Black Widow and the Winter Soldier! Each Minimates mini-figures measures approximately 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories and a display stand. Packaged in a full color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!
Box Set SRP: $24.99

Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Toys”R”Us Series 1 Asst
At Toys”R”Us, three new two-packs capture Iron Man Mark 50 with Thanos, Iron Spider-Man with the Hulk, and the Toys”R”Us exclusive Adolescent Groot with Rocket Raccoon! Each 2-inch mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, and has fully interchangeable parts.
2-Packs SRP: $9.99

Marvel Minimates Avengers Infinity War Walgreens Series 1 Asst
At Walgreens, Marvel Minimates fans can pick up Iron Man Mark 50 with Thanos, Iron Spider-Man with the Hulk, and the Walgreens exclusive Doctor Strange with Thor and Star-Lord with Proxima Midnight!
2-Packs SRP: $9.99

Marvel Gallery Avengers Infinity War PVC Dioramas
These 9-inch scale sculptures feature detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Each PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Black Widow PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Doctor Strange PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Captain America PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Thanos PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00
Thor PVC Diorama SRP: $45.00

Marvel Premier Collection Avengers Infinity War Resin Statues
These resin statues of the Avengers as they appear in the new movie “Avengers: Infinity War” are approximately 12-inch scale, and feature high-quality sculpting and paint details. Each statue is limited to a production run of 3,000 pieces, and each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.
Hulkbuster Statue SRP: $199.99
Spider-Man Resin Statue SRP: $150.00
Thor & Rocket Resin Statue SRP: $150.00

Marvel Select Avengers Infinity War Action Figures
These 7-inch scale action figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation with interchangeable parts and accessories, and come packaged in the full-color, display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Spider-Man Action Figure SRP: $24.99
Captain America Action Figure SRP: $24.99
Thor with Groot Action Figure SRP: $24.99

The Walgreens Minimates wave is out now, with the Toys”R”Us wave and the Minimates box set available this month. Additional Diamond Select Toys “Avengers: Infinity War” items will be available in the months to come and can be pre-ordered through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer.

This is just the first round, and not all are ready to show just yet, so look for more products and images in the near future!

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