Rule the Marvel Galaxy with the New PREVIEWS Exclusive Thanos Mug and Infinity Gauntlet

Rule the Marvel Galaxy with the New PREVIEWS Exclusive Thanos Mug and Infinity Gauntlet

Thanos has collected the Infinity Gems in the Infinity Gauntlet exclusively for your desk as Diamond Comic Distributors and Surreal Entertainment offer two new PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Marvel items.

You won’t have to scour the Marvel Universe any longer as the Infinity Gauntlet features all six Infinity Gems affixed to this statue. This stunning reproduction of the Marvel Universe’s powerful artifact may not have the power to reshape the universe, but it will forever alter the power of your desk. Accompanying his Infinity Gauntlet is the Mad God Thanos himself—your morning cup of coffee will never be the same as you drink from the mug featuring his grim visage.

These PREVIEWS Exclusive items are featured in the April issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The Infinity Gauntlet Desk Monument will carry a suggested price of $19.99 and will be available in late June, while the Thanos Mug will carry a suggested price of $14.99 and will be available in late July.

  • MARVEL COMICS INFINITY GAUNTLET PX DESK MONUMENT (APR172861)
  • MARVEL THANOS HEAD PX MOLDED MUG (APR173219)

 

Fans can pre-order these marvelous items at their local comic book specialty shop to ensure they don’t miss the opportunity to be the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe.  To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Retailers interested in placing wholesale orders for these items are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com.

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Star Wars Detention Block LEGO Exclusive at Star Wars Celebration 2017!

Star Wars Detention Block LEGO Exclusive at Star Wars Celebration 2017!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

Attendees can enter the raffle to purchase the set here http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/LEGO-lottery/

The details on the set:

  • Contains 220 pieces
  • $40
  • Ages 8-14
  • Limited quantities are available for purchase
  • This is exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees 
New Star Trek Offerings – Coming Soon! From WizKids!

New Star Trek Offerings – Coming Soon! From WizKids!

 
WizKids Announces New Star Trek Lines, Expands Existing Star TrekTM Offerings

 
HILLSIDE, NJ – April 4, 2017 – WizKids, the industry leader in quality pre-painted and unpainted plastic miniatures and publisher of premium tabletop games and accessories, is pleased to announce a renewed multi-year license with CBS Consumer Products to continue bringing their popular Star Trek brand to players and fans around the globe. Plans include expanding their highly successful Star Trek: Attack Wing line, while also offering new and returning Star Trek focused product lines.
 
Star Trek: Attack Wing
WizKids has announced two new product configurations will be joining the tactical miniatures game, Star Trek: Attack Wing — card packs and faction packs. Each Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Pack will include cards, token sheets, and the necessary dial connector pieces. Most of these cards and tokens will be brand new content, while some cards in each pack will be reworded versions of existing cards. Each Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Pack now has a lower price point than previous expansion pack releases, and will point to at least one existing release for players to acquire the correct ship sculpt, if they don’t already own a copy.
 
Each Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Pack will include four pre-painted plastic ships with cards, token sheets, dial connector pieces, bases, and pegs to accompany them. Many of the cards and tokens in these faction packs will be brand new and will allow a player to field a never-before-seen fleet from right out of the box! That’s not all, the amazing price point of these Star Trek: Attack Wing Faction Packs allows players to get four ships for the a price that is approximately two normal expansion packs!  Star Trek: Attack Wing Card Packs will release in summer, and Faction Packs will be hitting store shelves in early fall.
 
Star Trek: Deep Cuts™ Unpainted Miniatures
For fans wanting to paint their very own Star Trek: Attack Wing ships, WizKids has them covered! Star Trek: Deep Cuts™ Unpainted Miniatures will be joining the newly released Deep Cuts™ line this summer and each pack will come with one highly-detailed ship, pre-primed with Acrylicos Vallejo primer, and include deep cuts for easier painting. The packaging of each different set will display the minis in a visible format and will contain a Star Trek: Attack Wing base, two Star Trek: Attack Wing pegs, a Star Trek: Attack Wing connector piece, and most will also include a decal sheet to allow players to paint their ships and then decal them for display or for use in a game of Star Trek: Attack WingStar Trek: Deep Cuts Unpainted Miniatures can be found in a store near you this summer!


 
Star Trek: Frontiers: The Return of Khan Expansion Set
Players and fans can look forward to a follow-up expansion for the hit game Star Trek: Frontiers, called The Return of Khan.  Designed by Andrew Parks based on the bestselling board game Mage Knight by Vlaada Chvátil, The Return of Khan will be hitting friendly local game stores in summer. Following in the footsteps of Star Trek: Frontiers, this all-new expansion brings the same level of content to Star Trek: Frontiers that Lost Legion brought to the world-wide hit, Mage Knight Board Game. The Return of Khan will feature Khan’s Jem’Hadar Battle Cruiser, “The Pequod,” along with a new playable ship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A. Tougher challenges and even more strategic choices await you in this expansion.
 
Star Trek Tactics: Series IV
Fans can also prepare to relive iconic battles from the Star Trek Universe or create their own with the upcoming release, Star Trek Tactics, a tactical combat game system returning to hobby stores early this fall. The Star Trek Tactics: Series IV set features over 25 premium pre-painted ships that have never been seen in Star Trek Tactics before! Play with fan-favorite classic factions such as the Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Dominion, and Borg as well as the all new Xindi and Andorian factions! Unlike previous Star Trek Tactics sets, all ship sculpts are used only once within the set! That’s right, Series IV brings 28 unique dials and sculpts to the Milky Way!
 
Star Trek HeroClix Away Team: The Original Series
Lastly, the Starfleet crew will return to the HeroClix Tabletop! Star Trek HeroClix Away Team: The Original Series will be joining the wildly popular HeroClix modern legal family, and includes the most iconic characters from Star Trek: The Original Series with Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and more! Star Trek HeroClix Away Team: The Original Series will hit store shelves this fall, and will be available in the following configurations: 5-figure booster packs, starter sets, and dice and token packs. A premium map featuring the deck of the beloved Enterprise will also be available at launch.
 
For more information about these great upcoming lines, keep an eye out here: http://wizkids.com/ , http://wizkids.com/attackwing/ and http://heroclix.com

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Shatterstar

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Shatterstar

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Shatterstar
Our second featured Legend of the Spring is Shatterstare.  Now, if you know anything about comics in the 90s, you know about Shatterstar.  You probably begged your parents for the Toy Biz version with the swinging arm action and his double bladed swords.  You didn’t even really know or care why…you just wanted double-bladed swords.  For the kids that knew why though, well…that’s why we get this incredible homage to this X-Factor veteran.  

The Good

  • I’ve spent a lot of time in 2017 talking about action figure hair….buckle up, it’s happening again!  The attention to detail and time spent creating Shatterstar’s mane must have been exhaustive and the results show in perfect fashion.  Every wave is shown, and of course we get the dual tails and the big pony.
  • Incredibly expressive face, the detail in the eyes here is beautiful.  
  • Shatterstar’s headgear, while always hilarious to even consider looks great here.  
  • Let’s talk more about the headgear and some about the shoulder pad…it’s beautiful.  I don’t know what material it is but it feels like actual leather, and it looks like actual weathered leather!
  • The white / black contrasting paint here is well executed and very, very clean.  
  • Shatterstar’s leg bandoleer fits snugly and stays in place very well.

The Bad

  • There isn’t a little switch in his back that will swing his arms for me….(tear drop).

 

The rest

Shatterstar isn’t a character with universal appeal, but to all those that he does appeal to, this figure is for you and you absolutely must own it, because there is no more a definitive figure take on a character than Shatterstar as a Marvel Legend!  

Availability

Hard to find now, but be patient, keep your eyes out.  If you can’t be patient, Amazon has him for a markup, and there is always eBay.  There is good news too though!  Walmart has sightings, AND! our friends at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the whole wave, case, and individual figures for pre-order!

The Pictures