YES. SDCC Time!

I’m literally salivating over some of the new stuff shown off by Hasbro in the Marvel Universe and Marvel Legengds lines! Take a look at these things that I will want to procure in late-Q3/early-Q4.

Images stolen from Marvelous News (ML, MU), as you can see from their watermark. I’m a thief, oh well.

I absolutely hate that they gave him that over-sized web-slinging hand from the Freedom-Foundation/Big Time Spider-Man that came out earlier this year. I like it when he’s got an open hand so you have him bitch slap people, but this is a bit silly. I might finally be forced to try my hand –Ha, get it? Hand? Ahhhh?— at some Apoxie sculpting. HRM. HRM I SAY. Hopefully they’ll do a variant in his classic green/yellow threads too, but I can dig the white/gold if necessary.

Look at all the glorious figures in this box-set! Apoc (whom I never saw hit retail in our area, which is fine because the paint work on this release is far better), Mr. Sinister (previously only in a two pack with a Gambit that had terrible QA issues), Angel, Ice Man (who looks really cool), and redecos of Jean/Cyclops (available in a two-pack with more modern colors, of which I’m not into). I’ve got a spot in my room planned for this amazing fight scene already.

Now all I need is a Stryfe in this scale so I can set up an Executioner’s Song section on one of my shelves. I should probably pick up Cable while he’s still around too, so I don’t regret not having one to fight Stryfe if they ever decide to make one.

MMMMMMMM! Cannot wait for this set to drop, seriously.

Next up are some of the two-packs coming out, and I want three of the four announced. The Cap/Magnus one is pretty cool, but that’ll be the one I buy last, if at all. I will not miss out on the Spidey/Rhino and Silver Centurian/Mandarin duos though, even if I have to pay a bit more through Entertainment Earth or BBTS.

Rhino looks incredibly beefy.

Mandarin looks surprisingly good, and I’ll gobble up SC when I see him. My favorite armor will be mine!

This Spidey/Doom pack is really interesting to me. I’m looking forward to reading the issue bundled with them, as I’ve never seen these costumes before. I assume they’re tied into the Freedom Foundation arc, but I haven’t read it yet.

Make sure you check out the diorama Hasbro set up too. It makes me really jealous that I only wound up with one Sentinel, since they gave me some really cool ideas on how to deconstruct and display a few of them at once.

I Can’t Wait for the New GI Joe Movie

Not because it looks bad –because it doesn’t; it looks pretty amazing– but the toy line is going to be a lot of fun. They’ve been steadily improving articulation and detail over the years, and the 35th Anniversary line looks cool, but the new movie line is where it’s at.

New Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Red Ninjas? Okay, cool. How about a Bruce-Mother-Fucking-Willis in GI Joe scale, though?

Can you say, “Yipee ki yay?” Well, can you? I couldn’t. I had to Google it to make sure I had the correct spelling.

Can’t wait to put him on my desk with my Ultra-Poseable Amazing Spider-Man(I got mine for less than $10 at Walmart, but it’s not a bad deal at $12.40.) Maybe I should finally track down an A-Team van from the movie and have him drive that, since aside from KITT, it’s the only vehicle bad enough for him to drive, and while I’ve got an awesome KITT on preorder, I don’t know if he’ll be the right scale to drive the thing.

New Toys to Hunt

Back in February, new TMNT toys were announced to coincide with a new cartoon.

Now, there’s reports of the line hitting store shelves. I feel like I’m 6 again, hunting down the elusive Turtles so I can have one of each to play with. Dad took me all over the place to make sure I had the core four and the whole array of villains, and I’m looking forward to the hunt with these new guys!

I’m really interested in the classics line, which have the classic-80’s-cartoon-styled Turtles with modern articulation, but I’ll gladly pick up these new ones to test out the line!

Here’s a few pictures I took from a toy forum I read, from a lucky dude that’s found all four already!

I think they look pretty amazing, and I’m going to have some fun with them when I pick them up.