SDCC 2017: Marvel Plush Lockjaw, Scottie Young Groot Rocket and Spidey
Marvel consistently brings out great stuff to conventions. T-Shirts, toys, comics, plush. This year, we got our hands on some of the coolest items at the Marvel Booth at SDCC thanks to our friend on the ground Mr. Ryan. 1000 Thank yous to you! Featured here are three plush characters (four technically), Lockjaw, Scottie Young Groot with Rocket, and Scottie Young Spider-Man. I’m not going to go into review mode on all of these adorable pieces, they are cute, they are cuddly and they are well designed. Each piece is faithful to the source character in one way or the other, with the Scottie Young plushies featuring double doses of extra cute in a way that only Scottie Young can deliver. It should be noted, there were two additional Scottie Young plush characters introduced at SDCC 2017. Captain America and Black Panther, those are not reviewed here…in fact, their existence totally escaped me until today… Oh well! Check em out, and if you have questions, I’m happy to answer, just leave a comment.
Lockjaw | Rocket and Groot | Spider-Man | The Rest | Availability | Family Photos
Rocket and Groot
In years past, the must have items from Marvel were the Scottie Young pins. Marvel upgraded those pins to plush, and then added Lockjaw, because well, with Inhumans coming, he’s topical and adorable, can’t question the decision. I also get why he wasn’t a Scottie Young design, you want to promote the show, I’m good with it. He’s awesome. These plush characters introduce a question though. Is this the way forward for Marvel convention exclusives? What are we going to see at NYCC? Will we get more Scottie plush? I hope so!
If you didn’t get them at SDCC, for now, eBay is about your only chance, eBay, trade groups, the aftermarket. I’m hoping they bring these and more out at NYCC 2017!
Thor & Hulk | Executioner & Enchantress
Marvel Legends Executioner and Enchantress 2-Pack 3.75″
When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, and you keep your eyes open, you get to see things fall through the cracks. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes. Like with the Astonishing X-Men team pack that was to be released so many years ago. Thankfully, Hasbro made good on that by releasing each figure of the pack that was promised on a single card, Astonishing Cyclops, Emma Frost and Juggolossus. Another of those packs that fell through though, the Asgardians team pack, has to this point only had one of the three new figures addressed. It was to feature Thor (we’d already gotten him), Valkyrie (delivered as part of Marvel Infinite wave 3 in 2014), and the Executioner. Now, think about that…the pack was announced, canceled, and the last figure we got from the pack was in 2014. That was THREE years ago. Today, Hasbro delivers though, 5 years after the figure was initially teased, we get Executioner, and he comes with a dramatic improvement on an old friend to the Marvel Universe line, Enchantress. As far as I can tell, this Executioner is that same figure that was announced so many years ago…was he worth the wait?
Executioner | Enchantress | The Rest | Availability | Family Photos
- Normally I’d tease you by checking out Enchantress first, but we’ve waited long enough…so yeah, the Executioner was worth the wait.
- Confirmed that the figure is built on an old favorite mold, Hercules! Tons of articulation here. I love him on this mold, I wonder what he’d look like on a Hulk / Abomination / Juggernaut type mold though.
- Face / head design, heck, overall design does a great job of nailing the character of Executioner.
- Beefy battle axe looks great, fits well in the Executioner’s hands.
- Good attention to detail, back to the face, his little eye shadow curls are present, they look awesome.
- This dude needs two M-16s hardcore.
- Jerkin limits torso movement.
- When viewed from the front, one side of his goatee is thicker than the other, QC issue, not design issue, but still noticeable.
- This Enchantress improves on the original way back when release in a ton of ways, but chiefly, face design and detail. I remember being happy with the previous Enchantress. When I took her out of the display case, I immediately noticed that instead of looking like a Norse sorceress, she far more closely resembled Wilma Flintstone after going 10 rounds with Mike Tyson in his prime. She even has the runny lipstick to prove it. This Enchantress though, beautiful face sculpt, detailed, very feminine.
- Another modern female figure from Hasbro with hair that is just absolutely insane. There is so much detail in the hair sculpt…just…look at the pictures.
- Tassled sash looks fantastic, another improvement on the original.
- Tiara / helm is another improvement, it fits her face better, looks better overall.
- Leg design / detail is carried down on to the feet and it improves the overall look of the figure.
- From the outside of the package her eye balls looked good. Closer inspection shows that they are just a little far apart…but she can see the whole battlefield!
After 5 long years, the payoff paid off. An excellent figure in the Executioner and a much needed upgrade on the Enchantress figure. Without hesitation, fans of Marvel 3.75″, I recommend you get your hands on this set before it disappears at retail. At $19.99, it is a steal and needs to be a part of your collection. Thank you to Hasbro for finally putting out the Executioner, and thank you to all the fans who for years pelted, and had me pelt Hasbro with questions about when we’d eventually get the figures. I feel like, and kinda hope, we at least had a little something to do with it, right?
Amazon scalpers want you to pay more, but Amazon has it for retail at $19.99, go get it!
Ultimate Spider-Man | Deadpool
Mezco One:12 Summer Exclusive Deadpool
Day two of Mezco SDCC Summer Exclusives from the One:12 line, and it’s freakin’ Deadpool, Deadpool in his X-men costume. a little different than his Spider-counterpart, Deadpool is still Deadpool, just in a different set of tights, while Miles is technically an entirely different character. The feeling here is different, and if I’m being completely honest, I may have purchased this Deadpool for few other reasons than, I am impatient, and just really really want a Deadpool now. So…mission accomplished there. Thanks to pre-ordering direct from Mezco, this Deadpool showed up at my door last week, just after SDCC I think, in the same box as MM Spidey. This Summer Exclusive was the first to sell out
- Deadpool looks fantastic, rich teal / blue, bright yellow, very sharp detail lines.
- DPs forearm and shin guards are scuffed and lightly splattered with red to look like blood and it’s glorious.
- The leather look on both of his heads is astonishing, the way it looks like there is a face underneath filling it out and the way the stitching comes together. This is one of the coolest looking Deadpool heads I’ve ever seen.
- Deadpool comes with a healthy collection of weapons, grenades, a handgun (with removable clip), assault rifle with grenade launcher and loadable grenades.
- Deadpool is highly pose-able and you can get him into whatever position you’d like…which is something I’m sure he also appreciates.
- He is a headswap away from being a custom of Kickass.
- Deadpool does not have a holster for his gun or any of the grenade launcher rounds.
- Keeping the grenades clipped to Deadpool is a bit of a challenge when trying to pose / after posing depending on the pose.
- What a cool opportunity this would have been to include the aged Commander Steve Rogers face as an alternate head!
X-Men suit Deadpool is really an awesome figure on his own. He’s still, for me, a tease for the two Deadpools that I’m really desperately waiting for, default suit and X-Force suit. I’ll take Deadpool any way I can get him though…and I’m sure he’d appreciate that? Deadpool was a ton of fun to shoot, I even got in a little short story if you scroll through the images. While my impatience for the other Deadpool figures is what prompted the purchase, this is a fantastic figure, and while it makes me want the others more, I’m really happy to be able to put this on my shelf and have him wreak havoc on The Flash and Green Arrow.
Before SDCC you had the chance to pre-order this Deadpool direct from Mezco. You could have then purchased him on the show floor. You may have a shot at another major convention, otherwise, your only real chance is the aftermarket, and the after market hurts your wallet so hard. Amazon is listing him for $199+, and it’s only going to get worse from there.
Thor & Hulk | Executioner & Enchantress
Marvel Legends Thor and Hulk 2-Pack
Well, it’s Saturday and I bet you thought that MUReview was gonna take a little break from posting all things Hasbro… well, nope! Today, thanks to local Toys R Us love, we get a crack at the Marvel Legends Thor and Hulk 2-pack! And ya know what? Because I like ya, I’m gonna take a look at the Enchantress and Executioner 2-pack tomorrow! It’s madness! We are going on two solid weeks of Hasbro Marvel reviews and we can’t get enough! But I digress, let’s talk about Thor and Hulk. This 2-pack features the unlikely duo in their movie decos from the upcoming Ragnarok film. I can’t wait for the movie, so Hasbro dropping all of this Thor Ragnarok product on August 1, perfect timing, but are the figures perfect? Let us discuss….
Thor | Hulk | The Rest | Availability | Family Photos
- All of the war paint on his armor, face, everywhere, it looks really well done, intentionally placed, and from the trailer, movie accurate.
- Clever connection points for his half cape, it stays on very well.
- His helmet looks great.
- His face looks movie accurate, really nice for this scale.
- Articulation is good overall here, not outstanding, but good. The absence of ab-crunch is felt, but the figures without it have much better looking torso decos #sorrynotsorry.
- The paint here, really well done overall with limited exception. I know I mentioned specifically the warpaint, but throughout the deco, it’s solid, really good re-creation of what we’ve seen in trailers.
- Why does he have Mjolnir? Hmmmm….
- It’d of been really cool if the wings on his helmet were articulated like int he trailer.
- The inside of the front of his helmet is painted flesh color. Oh well.
- Probably my favorite movie Hulk figure to date. They all look too much like Mark Ruffalo. It looks like Marvel, and in this case Hasbro by way of Marvel are taking steps to Make Hulk Hulk look less like Mark Hulk and I like it.
- That said, this looks like the guy I’ve seen in the trailers and we should all be happy about that.
- Again, the attention to detail in the warpaint, fantastic!
- Included hammer and helmet look great and movie-like.
- The feathering on the top of the helmet, amazing, very well done!
- The sculpt detail on his metallic parts is astonishing, the shoulder pad, the gauntlets. The design on the leather pieces underneath, there is so much detail here.
- My clever kid stuffed Hulks war hammer in the back of his leather straps, it looks awesome.
- I really love this figure, but no ab-crunch for articulation fans. I have to put something in this section..so that’s all I’m saying.
Hasbro is continuing their 3.75″ movie love with this Thor Ragnarok 2-pack and I have 0 complaints. They did a great job with both characters, movie accurate (at least from what I can see in the trailers), and the figures feel good. They are a little limited in articulation, but these are two of the behemoths of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they shouldn’t really be all that acrobatic in the first place. If you love 3.75″, and you can’t wait for Thor Ragnarok (in theaters November 2017), you can’t go wrong with this set. Another fine job by the Marvel 3.75″ figure designers at Hasbro, you know who you are!
Thor and Hulk are available now from Amazon for $32. If you buy them from that link, I get some money, so that’d be nice, but that’s way too expensive. Go to Toys R Us or hit up our friends at BigBadToyStore.com. It’s retail at those other places.
Ultimate Spider-Man | Deadpool
Mezco One:12 Summer Exclusive Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
Mezco has been knocking every character they touch out of the park, Green Arrow, Punisher, Flash, Captain America, Batmans out the wazoo… This year, as a “Summer Exclusive”, they offer us not one, but two epic new figures in Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Deadpool in his X-Men outfit. These summer exclusives were initially available by pre-order directly from Mezco, and then on the show floor at San Diego Comic-con 2017. It is anticipated that stock of these figures will make appearances at a few more conventions than just SDCC, but for now, they sold out at SDCC and the online pre-orders sold out well in advance of SDCC. Add to the exclusivity and soldoutedness of these figures, the fact that they are both awesome, and you have wallet trouble my friends. Talking about just Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales here, we find, right out of the package, a lot to love, very cool and innovative accessories and pose-mechanics, this is a figure you are going to wish you had pre-ordered. I’m so, so sorry if you didn’t.
- Rich, deep black costume is highlighted with bright red, well designed and placed spider and webbing.
- Miles is highly articulated and capable of a ton of spider-poses.
- This is one of the first non-booted figures from One:12 that I own, the execution of extending the cloth costume to cover feet is really well executed here. The outfit remains tight over the feet and ankles while allowing for plenty of movement, almost as if by magic.
- The mechanic used to make webbing appear as if shooting from the wrists is very clever, there is a ridge in the web sling hands that webbing fits into and it is mounted between hand and wrist to complete the look and hold.
- Wall crawling magnetic figure clip is included and really works well, very cool way to toss Spidey up on the fridge.
- Spider-Head webbing is very well done, looks great.
- Included magnetic webbing allows for further deep, rich posing options.
- I am not upset about it, but the general Internet grumble is that there are no web holding hands so that Ultimate Spidey can look like he’s mid grab swing.
- The other Internet grumble is the height of the figure, he is generally as tall as any other One:12 figure, and consensus is that Miles is a kid and should be shorter. I go on further down below about how I’m not really mad at that, because I’m not. But it’s worth a mention.
- Peter Parker Spider-Man isn’t available yet.
Mezco has done another excellent job of creating a highly coveted, well designed, beautiful figure as a “summer” / “convention” exclusive. Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-Man features great accessories and a true to comic look. Folks are already complaining about the figures height, and yes, Miles is definitely shorter than Peter in the comic-verse, but be educated about manufacturing and figure design if you are a collector. By changing the outfit, Mezco has an easy and cost effective variant figure that was brought to the “niche” market of SDCC with minimal effort. If they changed the height of the figure it would have equated to a significant change in design soup to nuts, we simply wouldn’t have gotten this figure at SDCC of this year. I’m far happier to have Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man than I’d ever be annoyed that he was the same height as Peter Parker. Granted, I’m not picky over things like that anyway, I just love access to more characters in one of my favorite figure lines of this decade!
If you didn’t get Miles at SDCC, and you didn’t pre-order him from Mezco, your options are limited to the aftermarket, and the aftermarket is brutal. Amazon has the figure listed for $159.99. You may have better luck camping an auction on eBay. Either way, if you want the figure, don’t wait too long the prices only go up!
SDCC Marvel Legends Daredevil | SDCC Marvel Legends Battle For Asgard Box Set | IDW Revolution Set
SDCC 2017 Exclusive Hasbro IDW Revolution Box Set
Hasbro really brought the thunder to this years SDCC. Incredible Star Wars exclusives, amazing Marvel exclusives that we reviewed for you already (links above), and they threw us a curve ball. An unexpected exclusive if you will. Unexpected, but so amazing, that once announced, I knew it would need to be a part of my collection. The IDW Revolution box set. Box Set? Boxed Set? Have I been saying it all wrong this time, I don’t care, it doesn’t matter. I gather you hear today to show you just how epic the SDCC Hasbro IDW Revolution Box Set is. It features characters plucked from my child hood, all present in current day IDW comics, specifically their forth-coming Revolution, cross title arc that includes Action Man, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, Rom, M.A.S.K. and Visionaries. I’ll admit to you now, that while I grew up loving almost all of the words I just said, I’m not current or caught up on the IDW comic universe. I had to have this set though, because I will always love M.A.S.K. I will always love G.I. Joe, The Visionaries, I had totally forgotten about till this set, but I’m really happy to be reminded. I never got into Micronauts or Action Man, but hey, the more toys the better, right?
A quick note on the overall packging, the artwork inside and out, beatufiul, perfect, massive. Though I’m a loose collector, I’m holding on to the box. I have a poster frame the front fold out panel will fit, and I think it would look amazing on my walls. Well done!
Micronauts | Action Man | Leoric | Roadblock | Matt Trakker | Dire Wraith | Rom | Jetfire | The Rest | Availability | Family Photos
- 9 tiny pretty well detailed figures here featuring the Micronauts Acroyear, Biotron, Oberon, Quin-Tillus, Phenolo-Phi, Xant, Gammatron, Baron Karza and Betatron.
- They are tiny!
- Clean paint applications for figures this small.
- Strudy little things.
- Balanced, and stands are attached, which is appreciated.
- I wish I knew a little more about Micronauts to speak to it. If you are into them, I’m sure you’ll love these.
- Action Man is well articulated, lots of movement here, ab-crunch, ankle rockers, wrists that spin, good head movement.
- Clean paint application.
- Very clean lines and nice design.
- Action Man includes two sub-machine guns and a rifle, all fit well in his hand.
- I googled Action Man, it looks like him!
- Included stand with nicely printed name on it, Action Man fits well and can balance easily.
- I don’t have anything negative to say, nor do I know the character enough to have a wish list.
- If the Visionaries producers weren’t hoping for a live action movie featuring Burt Reynolds, I don’t know what the heck they would have been thinking. Subsequently, if any further Burt Reynolds characters are made into figures, and this head sculpt / design aren’t used, the universe fails.
- Helmet fits perfectly.
- I love the lenticular look of Leoric’s banner and chest plate, seeing them brought me right back to 1987, I had em’ all and was always mesmerized moving them back and forth and watching their chest plates and banners change.
- The sculpting here is really cool, eye catching. The shoulder pieces, the sculpting on the legs. It brings a smile to my face, I say that, because I’m smiling now looking at it to describe it to you.
- Whip fits perfectly in Leoric’s hand.
- I don’t think it’s character appropriate, but I’d love a holster / sheathe for his big bad sword.
- It has been a very long time since I’ve picked up a G.I. Joe in any capacity. They have come quite a way since my first mighty childhood collection (it was over 350 Joes strong at it’s peak, not bad for a 9 year old with no direct source of personal income…).
- Roadblock has a really personable face. I don’t know if Hasbro meant to do that, but I look at Roadblock and think…I’d hang out with this guy.
- Included weapons are interactive! He comes with a holstered pistol he can use, his machine gun, a loose knife, and another holstered life on his left calf. Each weapon fits well in his hands.
- But my favorite part of all the weapons, the machine gun has a removable clip!
- Roadblock features solid all joints articulation, tons of great poses for G.I. Joe’s heavy weapons expert, but poses are limited by the flak jacket….but!
- Flak jacket is removable!
- Mutton chops on a 3.75″ figure never looked so good.
- Fun note, without this set, we may have never seen this Roadblock figure!
- Roadblock could be an unfortunate gateway for me, one that I’ve avoided walking through for some time. I don’t have money or space to spin up a collection of Joes again!
- I’ll admit to you, the figures reviewed above this point were unexpected surprises that I fell in love with, and I do love them. But from this point on, dictated why I needed to get this set. I’ll start here, with Matt Trakker.
- While G.I. Joe was my first passion collection, and by far my largest until adulthood, it could have been M.A.S.K. too. I loved the show beyond words. I loved they toys, the quick change features of all the vehicles. For me, favorites were always between Matt Trakker and his awesome Trans-am like car, and Brad Turner with his helicopter motorcycle. Getting either of them in 3.75 inch scale is a joy I never thought I’d have…a joy and a bit of a tease.
- Matt Trakker as a figure has a tone of neat tricks, starting with articulation, featuring all modern Hasbro 3.75inch articulation.
- Well fitting helmet accurate to current IDW deco.
- Costume is IDW accurate.
- The removable hose and harness set is really cool, and removing it allows for even a little more articulation.
- Matt includes a cool sub-machine gun that fits well in his hand.
- Another figure in this set with remarkably clean paint, and excellent detail expressed through paint.
- Something I had never thought of before, but now, I’ll be kind of mad if Hasbro doesn’t make a full line of M.A.S.K. toys. Who knows, maybe we will see an announcement at HASCON or NYCC 2017…Toy Fair 2018? Just… I really need Matt’s flying car. I’ll stop there if you let me.
- The Dire Wraiths featured in one of my favorite Marvel short series Annihilators Earthfall…needed a Dire Wraith since then. Granted, this is the IDW take on a Dire Wraith, I’m really happy to have anything called a Dire Wraith in my collection.
- He looks sinister, that grin is pure evil.
- Character design here is faithfully honored in plastic.
- Excellent, creepy, long arms that you can take off at the elbow for storage…or to stir your coffee.
- Solid articulation, has all expected points in 3.75 including ab-crunch.
- Nice pouch sash, adds depth to the character.
- Love the button detail!
- He’s got a holster on his leg, that is empty, and he didn’t have a gun included in his section of the box…now, he’s got no need for a gun, but, you have a holster, put a gun in it. That’s just how I roll.
- I was pretty excited when Hasbro turned Rom the Spaceknight into a Mighty Mugg for a convention exclusive a few years back. Today, to get a proper 3.75″ articulated Rom…I’m over the moon.
- Rom feels really sturdy as a 3.75″ figure, nice tight joints and very smooth movement.
- Solid articulation considering his top half is mostly a box.
- His weapon is highly detailed and true to comic appearances, fits very well in his hand.
- Like the other 3.75″ figures in the set he comes with a stand that has his name on it.
- I want a Silver Surfer on this mold, same paint, just change out the top half, it’d be perfect.
- The paint feels thick and looks incredibly rich.
- If there is a way to take off his top box, I couldn’t figure it out.
- I’ve really been excited to get to this part of the review since I started writing it, and that was actually a long time ago…so, this is pretty exciting for me.
- I’ve been out of the Transformers game for a very very long time, with my only current Transformer being a Generations Titans Return Hot Rod with Firedrive. He’s awesome, but the last time I collected Transformers before him, Metroplex was brand new…the first one. I say this, because my initial assessment of this box set, was that Jetfire would end up being just an in-scale with 3.75″ action figure. So when I opened the box and transforming instructions fell out…I flipped because I was so excited. I totally didn’t expect that he would transform, but he does. In fact, I think …and I’m probably so off on this because I’m just not up on this stuff, this is a Generations Leader Class Jetfire…so not only does he Transform, but he’s a Transformer that you can get as a …Transformer, if that makes sense.
- He’s gorgeous, just a really good looking figure, brings that amazing Jetfire sensibility into the 2010s with some slight updates to look a little more modern than the hulking and heavy Jetfire I had when I was a kid.
- One of the coolest things for me here is the removable face mask, it comes off front-ways to reveal is very friendly looking face.
- Jetfire includes 3 removable weapons, one spring loaded, they all have a few different placement options and look great.
- Transforming is easy and satisfying, but don’t look at the instructions…unless you are smarter than me, then you will probably be okay to look at the instructions.
- Jetfire takes me back…he’s shorter and doesn’t have as pointy or rotating ear antennae, but he’s every bit as awesome as 9 year old me remembers. I’m so excited to have him on my desk at home.
- I am in love with this figure. I really really enjoyed transforming him to and from a Jet. That said, I got 3 steps into the instructions and had absolutely no idea what the heck I was doing by following them. I mentioned it before, it’s been a while for me for Transformers, and maybe this is status quo and Transformers fans can look at this and be done in three clicks….but I couldn’t follow them at all. I was able to figure out the transformation process very quickly without them though, so that’s still pretty awesome.
The IDW Revolution box set has exceeded my expectations of what it was, what was inside, and how much I’d like it in every way. It’s a $99.99 piece, so it’s pricey, but there is so much value socked into this box. One Leader Class Transformer, 6 3.75″ figures, 9 Micronauts, a ton of accessories, figure stands, and back to the box…. The box is a piece of art all by itself, and I’m reminding you of that now, because if you scroll just a little bit more, you can see it in all of it’s glory. I did my best to take a large amount of shots and showcase some of the finer points of detail…it’s very big. If you grew up in the 80’s, pretty much every figure in this box speaks to you in one way or the other (I mean..that is if you found your way to MUReview.net in the first place at least. There is something for so many that were playing with toys as kids in that time period. If you didn’t grow up in the 80’s and you are just super hyped for the upcoming IDW Revolution cross over event, well, this box set has you covered too. I mentioned with the Asgard set, it did a good job of being an exclusive…if that did a good job, this does a great job. A bunch of great figures, a ton of value, and characters that folks who are really passionate will seek out. If you put Leoric on the shelves in 2017 out of nowhere, there would be a lot of kids, parents, and people scratching their heads. Put him in an SDCC box and collectors loose their MINDS!
Available only as an SDCC exclusive, and limited quantities after. What’s after? Well, some thought it was 8/3. HasbroToyShop lit up their links to buy 7 of their amazing SDCC exclusives, including this one. Within an hour, all of those purchase links turned into out of stock. Later today it was formally responded by Hasbro that orders that got in during this window would be honored, but the links going live was in error. The true live date for the sale of SDCC exclusives from Hasbro is 8/14. We dont’ know what time, but check back then (checking back daily can’t hurt either). The following link will get you where you need to go on 8/14 when it’s time.HasbroToyShop.com!! There will be a limit of two pieces per household.
Family and Packaging Photos!