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More Potential “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers, courtesy of These Action Figures

We are now weeks away from the release of “Avengers: Endgame” in theaters, where many mysteries will finally be solved. There was a lot to unpack in the first official trailer for the movie, including the reveal of some new outfits for the remaining heroes. We saw some LEGO toys recently that offered some potential spoilers and more info about the flick, and today a few more tidbits may have dropped that could be potential spoilers (small ones at best), or might be nothing at all.

Twitter user Andree Strange found these two-pack action figures in a local store, and tweeted out this image:

The image above includes Captain Marvel in her normal outfit, but Captain America in a special blue space suit that seems like a repaint of what we saw in the trailer.

Next to that is Thor and Rocket Raccoon. Neither of those characters were seen wearing the space suits in the trailer, so this begs the question of whether or not they will don those outfits in the movie.

This is all speculation for now, so either consider this potential spoilers, or consider it meaningless since they’re just toys, and you know how toy companies are with making meaningless products from movies.

If you want to see some awesome action figures, check out some of the new Marvel Legends from Hasbro, as seen during NY Toy Fair 2019!

Story initially reported on CBR

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Marvel Legends Wolverine figure review (Apocalypse BAF wave)

Snikt! Today we check out the Marvel Legends Wolverine figure from their Apocalypse Build-A-Figure series. This classic yellow outfit Wolvie comes from Hasbro, and is part of their Jim Lee X-Men lineup. Check out the video to see what we thought of this iconic outfit about this six-inch action figure.

Snikt! Today we check out the Marvel Legends Wolverine figure from their Apocalypse Build-A-Figure series. This classic yellow outfit Wolvie comes from Hasbro, and is part of their Jim Lee X-Men lineup. Check out the video to see what we thought of this iconic outfit about this six-inch action figure.

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Burnham, Schoening, and Delgado Talk “Transformers/ Ghostbusters” Crossover

It’s been years in the making, and decades of desire, but we finally have the most epic ’80’s crossover coming our way – and in comic form no less! Later this summer, IDW will be releasing a mini-series event featuring the Ghostbusters meeting the Transformers. As if that was not enough, we also have an official Hasbro toy to make this mash-up even sweeter – Ectotron!

Writer Erik Burnham, Artist Dan Schoening, and Colorist Luis Antonio Delgado just did an extensive interview, where they spoke about how this series came to be, and what fans can expect – as well as a few surprises they should be ready for!

Here is the interview below, courtesy of IDW:

When you were initially approached by IDW Publishing to be part of the TRANSFORMERS / GHOSTBUSTERS crossover, what was your first reaction?

ERIK BURNHAM: Oh, there was a delayed double-take. The TRANSFORMERS property is something that a reliable section of fans has asked about us playing around with (with GHOSTBUSTERS or otherwise) ever since the first TMNT/GB crossover five years back. I wondered if the TRANSFORMERS universe would be as fun of a sandbox as GHOSTBUSTERS for us to play in – spoilers, it totally is.

LUIS ANTONIO DELGADO: Excitement! I’ve been working with IDW for 11 years and I’ve worked on pretty much all the properties I grew up with. The one I was still dreaming of being a part of was TRANSFORMERS, and to do it combined with my favorite team, the Ghostbusters, was everything I could’ve wanted. Besides, I already knew Erik was gonna come with a fantastic way to get both of them together (already did it once with TMNT), so I couldn’t wait to read the story.

DAN SCHOENING: Very surprised! I never thought I’d get the opportunity to draw the TRANSFORMERS bots in a comic, let alone a team up with the Ghostbusters.

Dan, you’ve been the artist for IDW’s GHOSTBUSTERS series for many years now, and took on the gig with well-established experience drawing the characters. But was this your first time delving into the TRANSFORMERS universe? If so, were there any unique complexities to drawing the Robots in Disguise?

DAN: Aside from a few sketches for fun, this will be my first time tackling a lot of the TRANSFORMERS characters. Being a child of the 80’s, my heart always goes back to the animated series that started in ’84 and the ’86 motion picture. For the crossover, I’ll be keeping the look of the Autobots and Decepticons within that established aesthetic. Having them in the animated style also blends very well with the visual style we have created for the Ghostbusters over the past 8 years.


Luis, with so many different characters appearing on the cover art and within the story pages, how do you keep track of the proper colors to use for each, and did it require a lot of research on your part to get all the TRANSFORMERS details right?

LUIS: It is a huge challenge. When it comes to GB, I know the guys and their gear better than I could ever imagined I would, but the TRANSFORMERS bots are a different story—there are so many and they are so complex that it is a bit scary. Dan is the real genius behind all the art, not only the pencils, he did all the research so he could be true to the mythos and he was kind enough to share that research; so after a couple of misfires, I managed to get all the robots’ features right and now I have multiple files ready for when I have to work on them.

Erik, you have a reputation for being a writer who accurately depicts the voices of many of pop-culture’s most beloved and recognizable characters. Did you find it more difficult to put words into Optimus Prime’s mouth than, say, Peter Venkman’s? Do you ever pretend to do their voices out loud when you write? 

ERIK: The voice is the goal, and … yeah, I might do the voices out loud from time to time. It only gets weird since I work in coffee shops an awful lot. As far as putting words into Optimus Prime’s mouth… Peter Cullen’s voice is so strong and distinct (to say nothing of Frank Welker or Chris Latta or…) I have no trouble hearing those performances in my head. Makes them as easy to write as the Ghostbusters. And I hope those voices come through to the fans just as easily, knock wood.


Dan, who is your favorite Ghostbuster to draw? Favorite TRANSFORMERS bot? Are there any characters you dread having to illustrate?
 
DAN: My favorite Ghostbuster is Ray, and he’s also my favorite to draw. As for a TRANSFORMERS bot, my favorite is Mirage, with Perceptor in a close second. I can’t say I’m dreading drawing any, however, each one presents their own unique challenges. Finding where the joints move in particular, such as elbows and knees, is something I’m looking to improve upon as I move ahead.


Erik, what can you tell us about Ectotron, the new Autobot being introduced in this crossover? 
 
ERIK: Well… he is a bit of a nerd. He’s almost as far out there for the Autobots as the Ghostbusters were from other academics here on Earth. He’s kind of uptight, and he’s teased by the other Autobots. But he’ll loosen up by the end of the story.
 
 
After all these years working on GHOSTBUSTERS, tell us: does ‘busting still make you feel good?
 
ERIK: 100% yes. I love these characters and this world still. We’ve pitched lots of other ideas, and with luck, the coming movies will keep the interest up in both the GHOSTBUSTERS multiverse and us playing within it for a good long while.
 
LUIS: It makes me feel excited every single day. I’m not only lucky to do this job, I’m even more lucky to do it with a property that I loved since I was a kid and with the best team in the world. I enjoy working on every new ghost, every new story, and every new challenge. Besides, trying to keep it fresh and new after so many issues, that’s what makes it exciting.
 
DAN: I’ll answer you with a question 🙂 Does Peter Venkman like money?
 
 
If you had to choose, would you be an Autobot or a Decepticon? Why?
 
ERIK: I mean, come on. I don’t want to be EVIL. But on the other hand, most of the Decepticons are able to fly. But on the OTHER other hand… Dinobots. Going Autobot, final answer.
 
LUIS: Autobot for sure. I like their ideals, I like how they always try to do the right thing and fight for the little guy. When you have so much power, it’s a great responsibility (I think I heard that somewhere before).
 
DAN: Definitely an Autobot. Who wouldn’t want to help save the Earth with Optimus Prime? As for a vehicle mode, I’d have to go with a DeLorean.
 
 
Erik, what can longtime fans of both franchises expect going into this crossover?
 
ERIK: Here’s the thing – I like a little comedy with the action, and I was wondering if Hasbro was going to ask for a very stoic interpretation of the TRANSFORMERS property, leaving the silliness to the Ghostbusters… but no. I get to have fun with the bots! Nothing wildly out of character, mind you, but Optimus Prime is gonna be as able to crack a joke as Venkman, if the situation arises. It’s gonna be about fun. Lots of fun. And I guarantee the series starts in a way no one will expect – it made me smile to write, and Dan & Luis knocked it out of the park on the page. It’s the kind of toybox mashup we did as kids! The TL;DR of it: a fun time with the boys in grey and the robots in disguise dealing with some ghostly common enemies!

Anything else you want to share with the fans and retailers?

ERIK: Oh, tons. But IDW and Hasbro have ninjas in place to keep me from doing so. Suffice it to say: there’s gonna be love letters and easter eggs aplenty for readers to find, and wait’ll you get to issue 3, where we—[redacted by ninjas, Erik should be fine. Well, fine-ish.]

LUIS: Just be ready for a story you never thought was possible, join the party, and enjoy the ride. I promise, it’s gonna be more than worth it.

DAN: Ever since I received my first TRANSFORMERS action figure back in the early ‘80s (Soundwave), I’ve been a big fan of the property. It’s an honor to help bring these characters together, while telling a fun and visually engaging story all the fans will enjoy.

This interview came via a press release from IDW.

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NY Toy Fair 2019 Review

We were at NY Toy Fair 2019, and saw a ton of things. Here is our review and discussion of some of the things we saw, what we liked, what we didn’t like, best surprises and biggest disappointments!

Check out the video below:

Some of the highlights include our looks at booths from NECA, Super7, Mezco, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Playmobil, and more. Plus, discussion on what happened to action figures for girls, the retro gaming arcade craze with a look at four different booths making them, and some of our favorite indy booths.

Quick note: We had the wrong price for the Super Impulse Micro Arcade. We said it would be $11 but that is the wholesale price – retail will be $19.99 – 24.99.

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WizKids Joins Forces With Hasbro To Make Miniatures

Tabletop gaming lovers will have some new miniatures coming their way soon, as WizKids just made a big announcement that will transform their business.

WizKids has picked up the licenses for G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers from Hasbro to produce miniatures. The company is well-versed in gaming minis, and already produce unpainted and painted miniatures for Star Trek: Attack Wing, Pathfinder, and Dungeons & Dragons. The addition of these properties only strengthen their already diverse portfolio.

Here is the official press release:

WizKids, the industry leader in high quality pre-painted & unpainted miniatures and established board games, announced a new licensing partnership with Hasbro today with the addition of beloved properties G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers to WizKids’ extensive line of miniatures.

Fans can expect to see their favorite characters first appear later this year in both pre-painted and unpainted formats.

“Much of the WizKids team has grown up with these cherished brands and are thrilled to be bringing them to life with the high definition sculpting processes that our customers have come to love,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids.  

My Little Pony and Transformers products will be available throughout North America.

What this press release does not explicitly say is whether or not this means there are going to be Heroclix or Tabletop games for these licenses. One can presume this would be the case, but until we get the official word we can only speculate.

No details or release dates have been announced yet, and we saw none of these at NY Toy Fair 2019. A first look at any of these miniatures may come as early as SDCC 2019, so fingers crossed our wishes can come true.

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Hasbro And Asics Team Up For G.I. Joe Footwear Line

Finally, you can wear G.I. Joe on your feet! Hasbro and Asics have teamed up to make new kicks for your shoe fanatics, based on two fan-favorite G.I. Joe characters – Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes.

You can find the official press release below:

Global play and entertainment group Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced a collaboration with footwear brand ASICS to create all-new colorways inspired by two fan-favorite G.I. Joe characters: Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. The special edition GEL-LYTE III® shoes and coordinating apparel and accessories from New Era and Hex will be available exclusively at Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) stores worldwide February 22, 2019.

The line is inspired by an epic chapter in the G.I. Joe lore: the rivalry between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes.  Once brothers in arms as part of the Arashikage Clan, they find themselves on opposing sides of the struggle between G.I. Joe and Cobra. Now Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes each adorn their own GEL-LYTE® III shoe designed by world renowned pop artist Anderson Bluu. Uncompromising on style and comfort, the GEL-LYTE® III boasts iconic and innovative design that wouldn’t be complete without the split tongue and ASICS’ famous GEL® technology cushioning; a silicone-like material that effectively absorbs shock and protects the feet from high-impact strikes. 

The black Snake Eyes model features a crystal rubber outsole with a discovery element, premium emblem and reflective detailing with black leather; the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. The white Storm Shadow model features a crystal rubber outsole which masks the character beneath while the premium emblem detailing grounds the model in the story. Through the intertwining of story and design aesthetic the model is elevated and modernized with custom art on the insert. On the bottom of both shoe models is an iced outsole revealing Zartan – a shadowy figure who plays a key part in the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow story. 

“ASICS has a solid reputation of launching innovative designs to consumers across the globe and we are proud to bring G.I. Joe characters to life in an entirely original way,” said Casey Collins, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing at Hasbro. “We know fans and collectors will appreciate the care and detail ASICS has taken in every aspect of the release from the shoe detailing to the packaging.”

“We were inspired by the story of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes to create these shoes in collaboration with Hasbro,” said Lindsey Sweeney, Global GM Sportstyle Footwear, ASICS. “The characters represent a true Yin and Yang – a duality and symmetry that link their lives together – and we were excited to take that inspiration to our GEL-LYTE III® model.” 

The ASICS x G.I. JOEshoes will be sold exclusively at FootLocker.com and select POP by Foot Locker doors because Knowing is Half the Battle.

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Transformers “Bumblebee” & “Bot Bots” – Hasbro NY Toy Fair 2019

Check out the latest toys from the “Transformers Bumblebee” movie, and the new Bot Bots line of blind bag mini figures. Seen at Hasbro during NY Toy Fair 2019.

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New “Marvel Legends” Figures – Hasbro at Toy Fair 2019

Check out all of the new Marvel Legends figures coming this year from Hasbro. This includes new X-Men, with retro style Toy Biz packages and designs, a line based on the artwork of Alex Ross, Captain Marvel and “Spider-Man: Far from Home” figures, and many more.

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“Spider-Man: Far from Home” and “Captain Marvel” toys – Hasbro at Toy Fair 2019

Check out the new “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, “Spider-Man into the Spiderverse”, and “Captain Marvel” toys coming from Hasbro later this Spring and Summer, seen during NY Toy Fair 2019. This includes action figures, dolls, and roleplay weapons.

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“Star Wars” action figures by Hasbro – Toy Fair 2019

There were loads of new Star Wars figures from Hasbro on display at NY Toy Fair 2019.

Included here are first looks at their new Galaxy of Adventures line, more 6″ Black series figures, including Episode 1 characters, Doctor Aphra, bounty hunters, and more, and the new retro line, inspired by the original Kenner toys from the 1970’s.

We also got a first look at the enormous crowdsourced Jabba’s Sail Barge vehicle, and a new Darth Vader figure that is super poseable and features hidden joints!

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