The Press Release:
Fans can commemorate 10 years of epic blockbusters with new MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES figures in the MARVEL STUDIOS: THE FIRST TEN YEARS collection! Imagine JOHANN SCHMIDT claiming the title of RED SKULL and controlling the power of the TESSERACT. Comes with a 6-inch-scale RED SKULL figure, featuring movie-inspired design from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and premium articulation and design. The TESSERACT lights up and features alternating light patterns, as well as a seamless battery install for an authentic look and feel. Includes figure, accessory, and electronic TESSERACT. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES RED SKULL & ELECTRONIC TESSERACT will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.
MARVEL STUDIOS: THE FIRST TEN YEARS #0 (HASBRO/Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew this looks cool so who’s bringing me back one from SDCC since we cannot be there? Anyway, I love the idea of this being a “0” edition because that only means to me that we shall see similar exclusives hitting conventions that all are based on the movie properties as opposed to the comic book lines. Hopefully our readers who are intersted in this one can get their hands on it. Good luck and I will see you next time.
We are here in July my comic collecting friends and today is actually the fourth of July so I am glad to see a couple of this months first issue offerings are connected to the Captain America mythos. So not only is it the 2015 years halfway point, but its also the continuing presentation of the brand new “Secret Wars” storyline and this is going to change the very fabric of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Check out all of the new first issues that are coming out this month. Some are on the stands already for you to purchase while the rest are coming soon. With this month I also added a couple of second issues since they had the premise and artwork for me to share. Thanks Marvel. Let’s go.
Age of Apocalypse #1: His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse — and possibly all mutants, too!
In addition to the previously mentioned “Guardians Of The Galaxy” film, Marvel Studios is releasing the second film starring that patriotic Avenger with “Captain America The Winter Soldier” and the trailer for this one looks like gangbusters in terms of excitement. The film comes out next month and this posting showcases some of the awesome and detailed action figures that will be coming out care of Hasbro Toys as they continue the Marvel Legends Infinite Series. As before I’ll keep it brief and let the photos do the talking and then offer up my thoughts at the close about this line.
These figures were a part of the Hasbro Toys revealed at the 2014 Toy Fair at their show room offsite. We did not go to the showroom so instead have used the press provided images for this particular line. This time around we have the packaging images as well and figured that some of you might like to see that. The first wave of six figures for this series is very interesting since its quite laden with Marvel Comics villainy. Starting off we have one of the Soldiers of A.I.M. (that’s Advanced Idea Mechanics for those who don’t know). They’re a nasty group of scientists that plagues many of Marvel Comics heroes. You’ll notice also that this is a “Build A Figure” series and many figures include a piece of a larger figure that you can assemble when you have them all. In this case its a Mandroid which is a S.H.I.E.L.D. issue armor that was designed by Tony Stark (Iron Man).
“When Captain America throws his mighty shield! All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield! If he’s led to a fight and a duel is due then the red and the white and the blue will come through when Captain America throws his mighty shield!!!!!
Such were the words of the song from the “Marvel Super-Heroes” cartoon show that aired way back in 1966 but I doubt that many of you would remember that depending on your actual vintage. Today is the day that “Captain America: The First Avenger” opens up to the masses and after seeing how good “Thor” was and having enjoyed both “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” I have very high hopes for what we shall get with Cap.