by Brett White
Diamond's Marvel Select series has been bringing the goods for years now, offering up insanely detailed action figures of everyone from Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye to 1970s Storm. The geniuses over at Diamond have now turned their attention towards James Mangold's upcoming film, "The Wolverine," and have delivered quite a feisty take on the titular mutant.
The 7" tall figure stays faithful to Hugh Jackman's likeness, even going so far as to faithfully adapt the somehow-buffer-than-ever physique that the actor's been sporting in the film's promotional images. Fans prone to making stop-motion animation will be pleased to know that the figure comes with three interchangeable heads, depicting emotions ranging from "berserker annoyance" to "berserker rage." There are even interchangeable hands, depending on whether or not you like your bones with or without adamantium, or just prefer a classy katana.
The video below gets all up in Wolverine's many sculpted faces.
If you're a fan of comics toys and collectibles, then you're in luck with "Iron Man 3." Hasbro has an "Iron Man 3" collection that includes items like Sonic Blasting Iron Man, a War Machine figurine and Assembler action figures; Marvel Pop! has four different "Iron Man 3" collectibles; Lego has a new toy set and Hot Toys has a whole array of products. The latter company already revealed two Iron Man busts and a collectible set, and now it's unveiled two new figures.
Meet the 1/4 scale limited edition Iron Patriot collectible bust and the 1/4 scale limited edition Mark VII collectible bust. Both were revealed via the Hot Toys Facebook page and look like spot-on recreations of the "Iron Man 3" suits we've seen in the movie's trailers.
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We know that Faora and other "Man of Steel" action figures are on the way. One of those other figures is coming courtesy of Square Enix ... but even after Toy Fair, we still don't know what their Superman offering will look like. Our friends at MTV Geek secured the next-best thing: a one-on-one video with a Square employee to find out all the details possible about the company's "Man of Steel" collectibles. Learn everything there is to currently know in the video above.
Toy Fair is underway in New York City all week long, and the fun has already started with the reveal of Hasbro's plans for the 2013 Marvel Studios releases, "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World." Our friends at MTV Geek have been snapping up photos and videos left and right during their time at the show, but it's their early looks at what Tony Stark and his Asgardian pal are up to that have our interest right now.
See some of the highlights below:
Been wondering what it will look like when Iron Man faces off against the Mandarin in "Iron Man 3"? Or whether Tony Stark's Malibu mansion would get attacked (again) in the new movie? Well, you now seem to have your answer thanks to some newly released box art for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets.
The images were posted by the Eurobricks forums (via ComingSoon.net), and they show what look to be some of the more exciting moments of "Iron Man 3." Of course, they also could just be situations created for these LEGOs, but we prefer to assume the former.
Everyone knows what Superman looks like. And recent trailer footage has revealed Michael Shannon's take on General Zod. But what of Zod's co-conspirator in the upcoming "Man of Steel," the Kryptonian warrior Faora? Well, here she is!
MTV Geek has an exclusive first look at the Faora action figure from Mattel's "Man of Steel" Movie Masters line. We already know that the first wave of toys includes Superman, Zod and Jor-El. For Faora to clock in as the fourth figure in the line, that must mean the Kryptonian villain plays a pretty key role in "Man of Steel."
There's a lot of money in zombies these days. You can experience that first-hand for yourself with the arrival of a new "Walking Dead" bank from Skybound and Diamond Select. The bank, modeled after Michonne's zombie pet from the "Walking Dead" comics, will be unveiled at Toy Fair this coming Sunday. Ahead of that, MTV Splash Page has your first look at the gory money-holder.
See the bank, and read the full press release after the break!
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Toy Fair begins in earnest next week, but previews are already well underway. Our friends at MTV Geek are covering the show extensively, beginning with their first look at the "Dark Knight Rises" and "Man of Steel" Mez-itz hitting shelves in the coming months. While you're at it, keep an eye on Mezco's "Axe Cop" plans — if you don't, we will chop you!
See more Toy Fair photos over at MTV Geek!
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Is there not enough Michonne in your life? Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman feel the same way, which is why the two comic book icons teamed together for a monstrously impressive statue of Michonne from "The Walking Dead."
Head to MTV Geek for Kirkman and McFarlane's thoughts on the statue!
Hot Toys have a Black Widow collectible to add to your "Avengers" lineup, estimate to arrive later this month. Before the figure hits shelves, however, you might want to sneak a peek at the final product — luckily for you, Hot Toys have published numerous photos of the Widow. Check out some highlights below!