BBTS Sponsor News: TFC Toys Photron & Uranus, Hot Toys Mark VII

BBTS Sponsor News: TFC Toys Photron & Uranus, Hot Toys Mark VII

Hi – Some great new listings going up this morning!

The first 2 figures of the 5 figure combiner set Uranus from TFC Toys have just been listed at $99.99 each:

F15 Eagle and F4 Phantom are available here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=uranus

TFC toys Photron camera that transforms to 3 figures is available here at $124.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TFC10027&mode=retail&picture=aux1

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark VII – Going live on the site at 10:00 Pacific / 1:00 Eastern – check the top of the site for the link then and please add to any news posts

Thanks!
Joel

Comic Releases 8-8-12

Comic Releases 8-8-12

Listed below is a mostly complete list of all planned comic releases for 8/8/12. This list is subject to change and is not assumed to be entirely complete until all releases are actually in store. Also, if I’m totally wrong, oh well…  If you are looking for the official list of comics out this week, check out ComicList.com
MARVEL COMICS
Astonishing X-Men Volume 8 Children Of The Brood TP, $16.99
Avengers Assemble #6, $3.99
Avengers Vs X-Men #5 (Of 12)(Jim Cheung 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers Vs X-Men #6 (Of 12)(Jim Cheung 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers Vs X-Men By Nick Bradshaw Poster, $8.99
Captain America #16, $3.99
Captain America And Iron Man #635, $2.99
Daken Dark Wolverine The Pride Comes Before The Fall TP, $19.99
Daredevil Annual #1 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99
Daredevil Annual #1 (Alan Davis Variant Cover), AR
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #2 (Of 4), $2.99
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe By Kaare Andrews Poster, $8.99
Fantastic Four #609, $2.99
Gambit #1 (Clay Mann Regular Cover), $2.99
Gambit #1 (Variant Cover), AR
Incredible Hulk #12, $3.99
Marvel Masterworks The Defenders Volume 3 HC, $69.99
Marvel Masterworks The Defenders Volume 3 HC (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 184), $69.99
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #5, $2.99
Mighty Thor #18 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99
Mighty Thor #18 (Stephanie Hans Variant Cover), AR
Mighty Thor #18 (Steve McNiven 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), AR
Mighty Thor By Alan Davis Poster, $8.99
New Avengers #29, $3.99
Scarlet Spider #8, $2.99
Scarlet Spider Volume 1 Life After Death HC (Premiere Edition), $19.99
Sensational Spider-Man #33.1, $2.99
Space Punisher #2 (Of 4), $3.99
Spider-Man The Next Chapter Volume 3 TP, $39.99
Spider-Men #4 (Of 5)(Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $3.99
Spider-Men #4 (Of 5)(Mike Deodata Variant Cover), AR
Spider-Men #4 (Of 5)(Sara Pichelli Variant Cover), AR
Venom #22 (Michael Del Mundo Variant Cover), AR
Venom #22 (Tony Moore Regular Cover), $2.99
Wolverine #311 (Leinil Yu Variant Cover), AR
Wolverine #311 (Simone Bianchi Regular Cover), $3.99
X-Factor Volume 14 Super Unnatural TP, $16.99
X-Men Legacy #271, $2.99

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1312, AR

DARK HORSE COMICS
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #12 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), AR
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #12 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $2.99
Conan The Barbarian #7, $3.50
Creep #0, $2.99
Massive #3 (J. P. Leon Regular Cover), $3.50
Massive #3 (Rafael Grampa Variant Cover), AR
Star Wars Knight Errant Escape #3 (Of 5), $3.50
Star Wars Lost Tribe Of The Sith #1 (Of 5), $2.99
Strain #7, $3.50
Vampire Hunter D Novel Volume 12 Pale Fallen Angel Parts 3 & 4 (New Printing), $14.99

DC COMICS
Ame-Comi Heroine Series Arisia PVC Figure, $69.95
American Vampire Lord Of Nightmares #3 (Of 5), $2.99
Batgirl #12, $2.99
Batman #12 (Bryan Hitch Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Batman #12 (Bryan Hitch Variant Cover), AR
Batman #12 (Combo Pack Edition), $4.99
Batman #12 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman And Robin #12, $2.99
Batman Arkham Unhinged #5, $2.99
Batman Black And White Statue By Darwyn Cooke, $89.95
Batman Black And White Statue Dick Grayson As Batman By Jock, $79.95
Before Watchmen Ozymandias #2 (Of 6)(Combo Pack Edition), $4.99
Before Watchmen Ozymandias #2 (Of 6)(Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Before Watchmen Ozymandias #2 (Of 6)(Phil Noto Variant Cover), AR
DC Universe Online Legends Volume 3 TP, $24.99
Deathstroke #12, $2.99
Deathstroke Volume 1 Legacy TP, $16.99
Demon Knights #12, $2.99
Fairest #6, $2.99
Flash Chronicles Volume 3 TP, $14.99
Frankenstein Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. #12, $2.99
Green Lantern #12 (Combo Pack Edition), $3.99
Green Lantern #12 (Doug Mahnke & Mark Irwin Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Green Lantern #12 (Doug Mahnke & Mark Irwin Regular Cover), $2.99
Grifter #12, $2.99
Justice League Aquaman Action Figure Wave 2, $14.00
Legion Lost #12, $2.99
Night Force #6 (Of 7), $2.99
O.M.A.C. Volume 1 Omactivate TP, $16.99
Punk Rock Jesus #2 (OF 6), $2.99
Ravagers #4, $2.99
Resurrection Man #12, $2.99
Right State HC, $24.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #24, $2.99
Suicide Squad #12, $2.99
Superboy #12, $2.99
World’s Finest TP, $17.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Fool Moon #7 (Of 8)(resolicited), $3.99
Pantha #3 (Mark Texeira Regular Cover), $3.99
Pantha #3 (Mark Texeira Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Authentix Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Dave Dorman Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #1 (Dave Dorman Signed Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Dave Dorman Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Erik Jones Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #1 (Erik Jones Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Lucio Parillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Pathfinder #1 (Matteo Scalera Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Matteo Scalera High End Foil Cover), AR
Pathfinder #1 (Matteo Scalero Regular Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja Atlantis Rises #1 (Lucio Parrillo Negative Variant Cover), AR
Red Sonja Atlantis Rises #1 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Th’unda #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Th’unda #1 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Th’unda #1 (Jae Lee Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #20 (Ale Garza Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #20 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #20 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #20 (Paul Renaud Red Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #20 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #20 (Risque Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Annual #2 (Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99
Voltron Year One #4 (Admira Wijaya Regular Cover), $3.99
Warriors Of Mars #4 (Of 5)(Joe Jusko Regular Cover), $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Creativity Of Steve Ditko HC, $39.99
Deadworld War Of The Dead #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Sami Makkonen), $3.99
Deadworld War Of The Dead #2 (Of 5)(Cover RI Sami Makkonen), AR
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #181 (Cover A Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #181 (Cover B Herb Trimpe), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #181 (Cover RI Larry Hama, AR
G.I. JOE Cobra Command Volume 3 Aftermath TP, $19.99
Godzilla The Half-Century War #1 (Of 5)(Cover A James Stokoe), $3.99
Godzilla The Half-Century War #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Frank Teran), AR
Jericho Season 4 #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Tim Seeley), $3.99
Jericho Season 4 #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Photo), $3.99
Jericho Season 4 #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Glow-In-The-Dark A-Bomb), AR
KISS #3 (Cover A Xermanico), $3.99
KISS #3 (Cover B Casey Maloney), $3.99
KISS #3 (Cover RI-A Photo), AR
KISS #3 (Cover RI-B Michael Gaydos), AR
Mars Attacks #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #1 (J.K. Woodward 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Stephen King And Joe Hill’s Road Rage HC, $24.99
Steve Canyon Volume 2 1949-1950 HC , $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro Series Raphael (One Shot), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #8 (Cover A Andrew Griffith), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #8 (Cover B Casey Coller), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #8 (Cover RI Marcelo Matere), AR
Zombies Vs Robots Z-Boyz In The Robot Graveyard Prose HC, $39.99

IMAGE COMICS
Artifacts #20, $3.99
Artifacts Deluxe HC (Signed & Numbered Limited Edition), $109.99
Avengelyne #9 (Cover A Rob Liefeld), $2.99
Bloodstrike #29, $2.99
Blue Estate #12, $2.99
Bomb Queen Volume 7 The End Of Hope TP, $15.99
Dancer #4, $3.50
Darkness Compendium Volume 2 HC (Limited Signed & Numbered Edition), $149.99
Hack Slash #18 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.50
Hack Slash #18 (Cover B Matt Merhoff), $3.50
Hell Yeah #5, $2.99
Hoax Hunters #2, $2.99
It Girl And The Atomics #1 , $2.99
Nightmare World Volume 1 13 Tales Of Terror TP (New Printing), $16.99
No Place Like Home #5, $2.99
Planetoid #3, $2.99
Revival #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Savage Dragon #181, $3.50
Spawn 20th Anniversary Poster #3 (Of 4), $9.99
Supreme #66, $2.99
Vescell #8, $4.99
Walking Dead Pins (Promotional Item), AR
Youngblood #73, $3.99
ONI PRESS
Scott Pilgrim Color Volume 1 Precious Little Life HC, $24.99

 

Attributed to: ComicList: The New Comic Book Releases List to Charles LePage @ ComicList.com

SDCC 2012 Exclusive Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier with Maria Hill and Captain America

SDCC 2012 Exclusive Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier with Maria Hill and Captain America

First off, I’d like to apologize, we really were going for 11 days, 11 reviews but HasbroToyShop.com and Fedex had other plans, so I am sorry for the delay.  11 reviews in …12 days still isn’t anything to sneeze at.

And now! The moment I’ve all been waiting for! (Yes, I said that right), the 2012 SDCC Exclusive Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D Super Helicarrier with Maria Hill and Captain America action figures.

I’ll start by saying, I don’t intend to keep this Helicarrier, that is, not for myself.  I’m going to review it, keep Hill, rebox it, and then I’m giving it to my son, who is 2, for Christmas…I may wait till Christmas next year, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to because once he sees it he will…probably crap himself, is my best guess and I can’t wait for that.  Just the kind of dad I am.

The Good:

Helicarrier – 

  • It is MONSTROUS
  • A lot of attention to small details, Stark Industries logos all over it, on one of the front flaps SDCC 2012 shows up.
  • A good chunk of figure pegs.
  • It’s kind of modular, each of the turbines pop off, the front antennae, the mid-ship battery, they all pop off.
  • Spring loaded ‘rockets’ have some reasonable distance to them, and guess what, the launchers all come off too!
  • Great spin on all of the turbines.
  • Lots of flaps and hatches to play with, some of which I don’t fully understand (the hatch at the back with a hinged cover…is kind of like an ash tray).
  • The only nice thing I have to say about the packaging, the Joe Quesada art that we have all seen before, it’s sick and huge! When I finally give this to my son and unbox it for good, I may posterize the back of this box.

Maria Hill – 

  • Brilliant figure, articulation for DAYS!  Ankles, hips, shoulders elbows..but some things are missing.
  • Excellent paint app.
  • Excellent head / face sculpt, she seems like a hybrid between Cobie Smulders Maria Hill and Comic Maria Hill and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.
  • Dual Holster (with a but).
  • It’s Maria Hill!

Captain America –

  • Bright colors.
  • Has a shield…it also says S.H.I.E.L.D. on the box…

The Bad:

Helicarrier – 

  • I’m going to try not to rant here but if I have to cut one more piece of black paper string I’m going to lose my flippin mind.  This thing was so needlessly tied down that it took me over an hour to unbox.  There were things tied to other things that weren’t even parts that could move or fall off, it was inexplicable and obnoxious.  I haven’t bought a vehicle since I was probably 12, and if this is where things went since then there is a good chance it’s going to be another 20 years before I buy another vehicle of any kind in a toy line for the soul reason that packaging is brutally obnoxious.
  • But wait! There was more string!  We are also graced with a mass amount of instances of the clear rubber band ties.  These were needlessly holding the rocket launchers in place.  My garbage pail was half full of rubber bands and black string before the end of the night…and those little black clips.
  • While it’s a modular Helicarrier (as mentioned in the good), it could have been more modular.  This is a monster of a vehicle and there are 3 main connection points that appear to be screwed together.  If clips or clasps were used this could have collapsed really nicely for storage.

Maria Hill – 

  • The only negative I can throw at Maria Hill is that she has no waist or torso articulation.  I don’t care though, awesome figure.
  • Oh wait…she also cost me $129.99 plus shipping.

Captain America –

  • This is not even really a repaint of a Cap from the Cap movie line, it’s just taken off a card and put into this box.
  • Really limited articulation, can’t even lift his legs at the hip.

The Rest:

Taking this thing out of the box was truly one of the worst experiences of my entire life, but it’s an outstanding item, well made, well put together and for the most part really well thought out.  The Maria Hill figure is outstanding and her biggest con is really more than the above, that I couldn’t just buy her on a single card.  Captain America is kind of a throw in and not really something anyone doesn’t have anyway.  I was planning at the start of this to give this to my son for Xmas 2012, but he’s still only 2.  While he loves the Marvel Universe line and always wants to play with a different figure, you’ve got a ton of small parts, a ton of parts that pop off, and darnit if this thing doesn’t look like one mean skateboard to eyes that don’t understand it.  The Maria Hill figure will stay in the main collection, the Cap will go back in the box, the carrier, back in the box, the box, back in the shipping box, and that box is going in the attic till 2013 / 2014.  When the little guy gets hands on though he’s going to love it.  I start my little guy young because I know what he’s capable of, and I monitor him whenever he’s playing with something not necessarily age appropriate, otherwise I don’t think I’d give this to a kid under 6.  The age on the package is probably above that.  Side note – final note – do NOT try to put a 2 month old on the deck of this helicarrier, the strut supports on the bottom will buckle out…:)

The Pictures:



BBTS Sponsor News: Enterbay 1/4 Dark Knight, MOTU, Ted, Lou Ferrigno, & More

BBTS Sponsor News: Enterbay 1/4 Dark Knight, MOTU, Ted, Lou Ferrigno, & More

Hi – We wanted to update you about a lot of cool new stuff just listed today:

Enterbay 1/4 Scale HD Masterpiece – Dark Knight Batmand & Joker

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‘Ted’ Movie Plush – Various Sizes with phrases from the movie
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Lord of the Rings – Fellowship Statue part 1
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=WTA10114&mode=retail&picture=aux1

Thanks!
Joel

Custom Spotlight: OnlineBuyer21 Custom Releases for July 27

Custom Spotlight: OnlineBuyer21 Custom Releases for July 27

Onlinebuyer21 (Alan) has a few new figs up, check em out.

Check out what else he has in the hopper over at Imagination Toys.

Here are pictures of each figure up for auction and of course the links and his full eBay Store:

Black Bolt

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Ant Man

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Cable

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Terrax

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Forge

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Hellcat

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Omega Red

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Northstar

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Aurora

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Nightcrawler

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 Happy bidding everyone!