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Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures Hitting Stores

Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Case Assortment
Is your spider sense tingling?  If so that could be because you’re in danger of not finding one of the Walgreens exclusive Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl figures!

Last year Funko announced an exclusive wave of their hit Marvel Comics Pop! Vinyl Figures would be coming to Walgreens stores.  Those figures are now hitting, and we have an exclusive look at the case assortment.  Each Walgreens will be getting:

  • 3 Punisher Pop! Vinyl Figures
  • 3 Venom Pop! Vinyl Figures
  • 1 Spider-Man 2099 Pop! Vinyl Figure
  • 1 Black Suited Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl Figure

As Spider-Man is most-recognized, and most profitable, superhero in the world it is odd that his figure would be the scarcest.

This picture comes to us from a Hydra spy who confirmed this case is straight from Funko and not repacked in this ratio by Walgreens’ own warehouse.

In addition to Spider-Man fans, the Pop! Vinyl figures are sought out even by non-comic fans.  The cute appearance of figures has created its own fandom with collectors trying to buy every Pop! Vinyl Funko releases, and some of the rarest have sold for over $250 on eBay.

Will these Spider-Man figures be that rare, or will future case assortments ship more of these wall-crawling varients?  Follow Marvelicious Toys on Facebook and @MarveliciousToy on Twitter to stay abreast of all the latest Marvel collecting news!

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January 20, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures Hitting Stores

Hasbro Not Responsible for Star Wars and Super Hero Action Figure Price Jump

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Action figure collectors across the country recently took to Facebook and Twitter to vent their frustration over the rising cost of action figures.

At Target, one of the three largest toy sellers in the US, action figure prices recently took a $3 jump.  Hasbro’s Star Wars 3.75-inch Black Series figures as well as Hasbro’s 3.75-inch Marvel Infinite Series figures went from $9.99 to $12.99 at most Target locations, with some other stores going even as high as $15.29.

Collectors were worried that this price would soon be mirrored by other top toy sellers including Walmart and Toys ‘R’ Us.

We reached out to Hunter PR, the public relations firm which represents Hasbro, to ask about this price increase.  When I asked if the Suggested Retail Price of the action figures was going up, the response was very clear:  “The price change was instituded by the retailer and not at the manufacturer level.” 

This was widely speculated to be the case as other action figures, including Mattel’s DC Multiverse line, had gone up in price as well.  That being said, it is nice to have confirmation that the price of action figures, which has gone up 100% in the past 10 years, is not taking yet another manufacturer-instituted jump.

Now we can only wait and see if Target will reduce the price back to its previous level to stay competitive in the action figure market, or if the other toy retailers will raise prices to match Target’s newly increased profit margin.

Hear more about Star Wars action figure collecting on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

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January 20, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Relive 50 Years Without Fear This April in DAREDEVIL #15.1!

Relive 50 Years Without Fear This April in DAREDEVIL #15.1!


Experience the life and times of Matt Murdock as told by his Eisner-award winning creative team as well as a few guest creators in DAREDEVIL #15.1 – an oversized special featuring superstar talents Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Marc Guggenheim and Peter Krause!


Matt Murdock, now publically revealed as the man behind the Daredevil mask, has begun working on his highly anticipated autobiography! As the Man Without Fear begins to dust off the cobwebs of his past adventures, who knows what untold stories might shake loose!


What happens when Daredevil catches a murderer while out on patrol, only to have to defend him in court the very next day? Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man) and Peter Krause (Daredevil: Road Warrior) have the answer as Matt’s double life leads to some hard choices!


Then, Daredevil artist extraordinaire Chris Samnee writes and illustrates his first hornheaded tale as the Man Without Fear of yesteryear comes face to El Diablo! Prepare for a devil vs. devil throwdown the likes of which you’ve never seen before!   


Rounding out this oversized issue is new material from the monthly Daredevil team of Waid and Samnee that will have fans on the edge of their seat! This April, relive the greatest untold stories of Hell’s Kitchen’s greatest guardian with DAREDEVIL #15.1!




On Sale April 2015!





January 20, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , | Comments Off on Relive 50 Years Without Fear This April in DAREDEVIL #15.1!