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DC Comics Offers Dedicated Shop for Wonder Woman Fans


Wonder Woman beat every box office prediction and broke opening weekend records. Its second weekend is expected to continue the trend as it buries The Mummy tomorrow.

But after you’ve seen the film several times, and listened to Now Playing Podcast’s review, how can you celebrate your love for the hero?  Warner Bros and DC Collectibles have tons of options for you to display your Wonder Woman love.

At their new site,, they have iPhone cases, posters, T-Shirts, bomber jackets, and more.  (The Protector of Humanity Sublimated Tee is especially cool)

For more serious collectors there are statues from Kotobukiya, DC Collectibles, and even a collection of Funko POP! Figures.

And, of course, you can pre-order the Blu-Ray to be among the first to have it when it ships later this year.

June 8, 2017 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DC Comics Offers Dedicated Shop for Wonder Woman Fans

Deadpool and Agent Carter exclusive Funko POPs up for pre-order

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Amazon has put up for order two new exclusive POP Vinyl figures from Funko.

First, to tie into the upcoming film is Deadpool. While there are a multitude of new Deadpool POPs on the way, this one has a unique yellow and blue color scheme and the thumb pointing pose.

Then, tying into this week’s Season 2 premiere of Agent Carter is Agent Carter in Sepia Tone.  Like the Hot Topic exclusive, she’s holding the gold orb. This color scheme drives home the 40s era look.

Both these were considered completely sold out just last night, but they’re in stock now and with free shipping for Prime members.  So get your order in now!

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Deadpool and Agent Carter exclusive Funko POPs up for pre-order

Marvel Partners to Bring Statues, Clothes, and Toys for Adults in 2016

Marvel Comics Daredevil_Born AgainToday Marvel announced a new initiative to release products aimed at teen and adult collectors and fans.

In 2016 Marvel’s licensing partners will offer apparel, collectibles, action figures, and other items based upon their edgier properties, such as Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones television series. Items in this line will focus on characters from those series, including The Punisher (who will be featured in Daredevil Season 2, coming in 2016).

Not just television based, Marvel also said the edgier Marvel Publishing archives will be mined to support this release (such as the Daredevil: Born Again story).

With partners such as Kotobukiya, Sideshow, and Diamond Select named, fans can expect high-end statues. Plus Hasbro is specifically mentioned as releasing some of their popular Marvel Legends figures to tie into this initiative. Of course, Funko (the Energizer Bunny of marketing tie-ins) will also be offering several items.

Of concern is the lack of one key licensee — Hot Toys. Since 2008 that Hong Kong based company has produced 12 and 18-inch figures based on Marvel films. The figures are very popular and highly collectible, some selling out the first day they are offered. I know fans were hoping for Hot Toys versions of the movie Deadpool and the television series Daredevil. While Hot Toys may still offer such products in 2016, they are notable by omission in Marvel’s statement.

As of press time Marvel has not replied to our inquiries regarding Hot Toys’ participation in this campaign.

Also shocking is the inclusion of Marvel cult icon Deadpool. In early 2016 Hot Topic will launch a complete Deadpool campaign, which ties in with the Deadpool movie coming out in February. Historically Marvel has had rocky relations with Fox Studios, makers of the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool films. Merchandising for those properties has been limited, as stated by Hasbro’s Marvel Brand Team Manager Dwight Schultz, XM Studios, and others. Rumors came during San Diego Comic-Con that Marvel was lifting the restriction on Deadpool merchandise, and it has been confirmed in this release.

As an adult Marvel Comics fan and collector, I am extremely excited by this news. In 2014 and 2015 it seemed much of the Marvel content was being aimed at much younger fans, from single age to early teens. From changes to the Marvel comics to the Ant-Man film it seemed Marvel (or perhaps parent company Disney) was removing much of what made me a fan of the characters.

Additionally, as an X-Men enthusiast, it’s encouraging to see Deadpool back on the approved list for Marvel Licensing. While Deadpool merchandise has never been hard to find, as he is one of Marvel’s biggest break-out characters of the past 25 years, this specific push may indicate a more collaborative relationship between Fox and Marvel. (This may perhaps be borne out later in 2016 with Fox’s release of X-Men: Apocalypse).

While more details will certainly emerge during Toy Fair International in February, 2016, this is a promising revelation for grown-up fans of Marvel comics, movies, and television series.

Marvel’s entire press release is below.



Anti-Heroes and Vigilantes Inspire Dynamic New Product Line and Retail Promotions with Target, Walmart, Hot Topic, and Others

Glendale, Calif. (November 19, 2015) As fans continue to demand unique items to wear and collect from Marvel’s deep stable of characters, Marvel is rolling out its merchandising and retail plans for popular anti-heroes and vigilantes Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool.  This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the Marvel vault and satisfy not only the fans of the major Marvel franchises — Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy — but also comic book fans and those watching Marvel’s new Netflix Original Series.

Utilizing new artwork that launched this past summer, the merchandise campaigns focus on images from the vast Marvel Publishing archive to embrace an edgier tone. The lines have begun rolling out in stores with larger launches planned for January 2016 targeting teens and adults. Activity will heat up later in 2016 with the debut of the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil, which will include the first-ever live-action appearance of the Punisher on television.

The licensing program features a wide array of adult fan-focused product originating off of the wildly popular Marvel Comics publishing line, from apparel to collectibles and action figures. Fans will have the chance to build out full collections for the first time with collectibles from Diamond Select, Funko, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and NECA coming to retail. Additionally, Hasbro will add Marvel Legends collector figures and Hot Wheels will unveil collectible die-cast vehicles next fall. Mad Engine, C-Life, Hybrid, Freeze, Fifth Sun, Silver Buffalo and Bioworld will each be launching a robust lineup of product including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, footwear, bags, home goods, and drinkware. The merchandising programs will be rounded out with additional offerings including collector plush, stationery, consumer electronics, and novelties. And this assortment would not be complete without the collected Marvel Comics editions where these popular heroes originated.

At retail, best-in-class partners are working on extensive in-store and online support. Beginning in January, Target will feature a Funko display that will spotlight Daredevil, The Punisher and Deadpool collectible bobbleheads. In February, Hot Topic is launching an in-store and online Deadpool campaign that will include eye-catching signage, a homepage takeover, and social media posts. Other brick and mortar retailers including Walmart, JCPenney, Spencer’s, Party City, and Kohl’s will also provide in-store and online support. Amazon will expand on its toy and apparel offerings for the characters and CafePress is launching a dedicated Jessica Jones shop offering unique merchandise for both men and women.

“Our goal is to open our deep vault of characters and explore all opportunities to drive incremental revenue that extends beyond our core franchises and extends our reach to new consumer segments,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “The excitement that is brewing across the board from not just fans, but also the licensees and retailers, is overwhelming and we are looking forward to seeing the reaction to this awesome product lineup.”

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit

© 2015 MARVEL

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Disney Fairies, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce channels in nine countries, which can be found here. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products .


November 19, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Partners to Bring Statues, Clothes, and Toys for Adults in 2016

New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens


This month saw the first Walgreens Marvel Comics exclusive figures in the Funko POP! Vinyl figure line.  Now it looks Walgreens will be getting POP! Vinylu exclusives from another Disney licensee–Star Wars!

A Bothan spy contacted us this morning with information from the Walgreens stock system showing four upcoming items all listed as “POP! STAR WARS EXCLUSIVE”

This revelation is no surprise.  At the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Walgreens announced 6-Inch figure exclusives–the first was Agent Venom in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line.  This was quickly followed by the Prototype Boba Fett in Hasbro’s Star Wars 6-inch Black Series figure line.  That Funko would follow a similar pattern–release four Marvel POP! exclusives first, then four Star Wars POP! exclusives, makes sense.

The Walgreens exclusive Marvel POP! Vinyls are just now starting to appear in Walgreens stores.  With both Black Outfit Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 packed 1 per case eBay prices have soared as high as $60.  Star Wars collectors should brace themselves for similar short-packed figures.

More information on this will likely be revealed at Toy Fair International, taking place this coming weekend in New York City.  Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys will both be covering the events, so be sure to follow them through social media for the latest updates on all Star Wars and Marvel toys!

Marvelicious Toys:


Star Wars Action News:



February 9, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Funko POP! Vinyl Exclusives Coming to Walgreens

Introducing Marvel Collector Corps

Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps, the Official Marvel Collectibles Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron Figures, Apparel and Accessories

Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.


Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.

The service includes two levels – the basic Collector level and the Founder level. Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary.


The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can signup now at

January 29, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Introducing Marvel Collector Corps

Avengers: Age of Ultron Toys – Pop!, Mystery Minis, Pocket Pop! Keychains, Exclusives!

The first Avengers film made more than a billion dollars at the box office, and toy makers are primed to build on that success with Avengers: Age of Ultron!  Look at some of the toys and collectibles available for pre-order now at Entertainment Earth:

From Marvel Studios…
“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”

In theaters May 1st!
Check out the latest trailer right here!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Electronic Titan Heroes


Super-size your Marvel superhero adventures with the electrifying Avengers Titan Heroes Iron Man and Hawkeye Deluxe Electronic Action Figure Set – an Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Each figure is inspired by Marvel’s ongoing Avengers story, pitting the world’s greatest assembly of superheroes against tougher threats than ever before. Each Avenger is ready to unleash the light of justice on the darker corners of the Marvel universe. These gargantuan plastic action figures are jointed and stand 12-inches tall. Ages 4 and up.

Truly a superior Iron Man, Tony Stark is back in a new blue and white suit of armor! The cool exec with a heart of steel upgrades his wardrobe so he looks snazzy in Silicon Valley or anywhere Stark Enterprises expands! Tony’s look is modeled after his classic wardrobe, with a hint of the flavor appearing in Marvel Now! Superior Iron Man‘s pages. This 12-inch figure comes with a spectacular light-up blaster you’ll only find at Entertainment Earth.

Clint Barton went out and found himself some thick red frames, with glass so dark they won’t even know his name – but you will! Hawkeye’s new outfit is inspired by the massively multiplayer online game Marvel Heroes 2015 and the hit TV seriesAvengers Assemble, combining to bring you one of the best archers in the business! Loki, Doctor Doom, Ultron, and bad guys won’t stand a chance against his funky fine bow with a special kind of light.

Pop! Marvel: Avengers: Age of Ultron


Assemble Marvel’s Avengers to defeat man’s mightiest foe – Ultron! Collect the whole team, including the Avengers Age of Ultron Iron Man Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure! This innovative hero measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.  Preorder now!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Mystery Minis

“I know you’re good people. I know you mean well. But you just didn’t think it through.” Think it through and collect the Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Mystery Minis Vinyl Mini-Figures! This Avengers Age of Ultron Mystery Minis Vinyl Mini-Figure Display Box contains 12 mini-figures, with each standing 2 1/2-inches tall. Including fan favorites such as Iron Man, Hulkbuster, and Nick Fury, these stylized figures are perfect for Marvel and Avengers fans!

Item selection is random. Items are in blind packaging.

This Display Box contains 12 individually packaged vinyl mini-figures, and may contain the following:
Ascending Iron Man
Nick Fury
Captain America
The Vision
Iron Legionnaire
Black Widow
Regular Iron Man

Pre-Order now!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Pocket Pop! Keychain


From Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron comes Pocket Pop! Keychains! Bring justice wherever you go…on your keys! The Avengers Age of Pop! Vinyl Figure Key Chains stand approximately 1 1/2-inches tall and comes attached to a key ring.  Pre-Order Now!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Fabrikations

The Avengers just got a little more adorable! Figural plushes that can stand up, the Avengers Age of Ultron Fabrikations Plushes measure over 6-inches tall. Their heads even rotate!  Pre-Order Now

Avengers: Age of Ultron Mini Wacky Wobblers

Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America are coming to your living room as mini bobble heads! Each Avenger stands approximately 3-inches tall and all 4 characters are packaged in a displayable window box. The Avengers Age of Ultron Mini Wacky Wobbler 4-Pack is a great gift idea for any Marvel or Avengers 2: Age of Ultron fan!  Pre-order now!





January 22, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Avengers: Age of Ultron Toys – Pop!, Mystery Minis, Pocket Pop! Keychains, Exclusives!

Walgreens Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyl Figures Hitting Stores

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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!

Get even more Funko Pop! Vinyl news and reviews on the Marvelicious Toys video podcast!

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

Pre-Order Alert: Entertainment Earth Exclusive Planet X Groot!



Planet X Groot available exclusively through Entertainment Earth.

“I am Groot.” And now you can say “I own Groot… as a limited edition Planet X Groot Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure – an Entertainment Earth Exclusive! From the Guardians of the Galaxy film, one of Marvel’s biggest characters has been transformed into the popular Hikari format. Planet X Groot features an auburn and brown distressed color deco. At a colossal 11-inches tall, the Guardians of the Galaxy Planet X Groot Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is a limited edition of only 1,000 pieces that comes individually numbered and packaged in a window box for easy display!

Pre-Order now at!

December 12, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Entertainment Earth Exclusive Planet X Groot!

Marvel Movie Pre-Order Alerts: Hot Toys Wolverine and Hikari Sofubi Groot




Fans of movies based on Marvel Comics characters have several pre-orders hitting today!

902281-product-siloFirst, from the film X-Men: Days of Future Past Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles bring Wolverine!  This figure has over 30 points of articulation, 3 pairs of swappable hands (with and without claws!), and an outfit representing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the dystopian future shown at the film’s opening.  It stands just under 12-inches tall, and comes with a specialized Wolverine display base.

Now, it’s no secret that licensees have issues making toys and collectibles based on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four films.  The last X-Men film to receive a big marketing push was X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009.  In 2011, covering New York Toy Fair for Marvelicious Toys, I interviewed one of the Marvel reps at Hasbro’s presentation.  I was shocked at a lack of toys for that summer’s X-Men: First Class and I asked about that.  I was told that Marvel would be marketing their X-Men: First Class comic books, not the movies.  Indeed, in the past five years it has been hard to find any toys or statues based on the X-Men movies; only the comics.  Only Diamond Select, with their Minimates lines, has covered all the Marvel movies regardless of studio.

In 2012 Hot Toys announced a licensing agreement for figures based on X-Men: First Class and Magneto and Charles Xavier figures were shown at various Hot Toys exhibits, but they never were released.  It is more than likely pressure from Marvel has caused those figures to be indefinitely delayed, if not altogether cancelled.

Yet Hot Toys has persevered in releasing X-Men movie toys…if only Wolverine figures.  Their first was from X-Men Origins: Wolverine released in 2009.  That figure shot up in value and even had some high-quality bootlegs sold on eBay.  As such, in 2012 Hot Toys made another Wolverine figure from X-Men III: The Last Stand.  Then last year Hot Toys made another version of this character, showing his appearance in The Wolverine (still available to order, at a deep discount, from Sideshow Collectibles).  This Days of Future Past Wolverine is the 4th version of this character.

Despite how much I really want Hot Toys to finally release the other X-Men figures (specifically the yellow-and-blue clad X-Men from First Class) Wolverine is the most popular X-Man.  Each version of this figure has been distinct, and showing a likeness of Hugh Jackman appropriate to that film.  This is an older Jackman likeness, and the future outfit is far different from any we’ve gotten before.

At $250 the figure is a bit more expensive than I’d like–with no large diorama pieces, excessive accessories, or swappable heads I’d prefer to see this around $200 like The Wolverine version,  but it’s still a great version of the character.

I have it ordered already, both for the figure it is, plus I’m hoping that by “voting with my dollars” Hot Toys and Marvel realize high-end figures based on the X-Men films are profitable enough to continue beyond Wolverine.

(as an aside, X-Men: Days of Future Past came out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, and the collector’s edition is almost half off at Amazon!)

If you prefer Marvel Studios’ own films, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, a new collectible is available for you as well!  From Funko comes the Entertainment Earth exclusive Hikari Premium Sofubi Vinyl Figure of Groot!

FU5368RlgWhile that’s a lot of adjectives, Funko’s Hikari Premium Sofubi Vinyl Figures are 11-inch soft vinyl figures.  This one is limited to 5,000 pieces and only available from Entertainment Earth.

Funko is known for having several variants for each of their Sofubi figures, from color changes to translucent glittery versions.  Several variants of the Groot Hikari Vinyl Figure were displayed at New York Comic-Con, but this Entertainment Earth version seems to be the most movie-accurate.  You can order it now at EE.

And for Hikari collectors, Barnes and Noble just put up their exclusive black-and-white version of the Spider-Man figure, called “Dangerous Spider-Man” for $71.  That is not a pre-order; mine has shipped already.


October 17, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Movie Pre-Order Alerts: Hot Toys Wolverine and Hikari Sofubi Groot

Pre-Order and Deal Alert: Marvel Movie Funko POP Vinyl Figures!

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A Funko Exclusive POP and Three Others at a Great Discount!

 Attention Funko POP Vinyl collectors!  Today is a great day to pick up four new characters for your collection!

First and most important, earlier this week the Amazon Exclusive Unmasked Star Lord Guardians of the Galaxy POP was put up for pre-order.  It sold out in just a number of hours making collectors fear having to pay a high price on the secondary market, but this morning it is back available for order!  So if you want this exclusive POP do not hesitate, go and order it today!

Plus today only Entertainment Earth is having a great sale on the POP Vinyls from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Get Captain America, Black Widow, or Winter Soldier for only $6.50 each!  This sale ends tonight, so snatch up the savings now!


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May 30, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order and Deal Alert: Marvel Movie Funko POP Vinyl Figures!