It looks like there's a Merc-with-a-modular-mouth and a Spirit-of-swappable-vengeance coming to Hasbro's mix-and-match-able Marvel Super Hero Mashers line later this year. Expanding on an initial wave of Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Patriot, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Doctor Doom toys, Hasbro is introducing new characters as part of its "Battle Upgrade," "Mash Pack" and vehicle assortments.
Though we got a look at the first wave earlier this year, it seems Hasbro was waiting for Toy Fair 2014 to reveal its fuller plans for the 3.75" Marvel Infinite line. Previously known as the Marvel Universe line, Marvel Infinite will deliver scads of comic book style superheroes and supervillains across an initial three waves in 2014. Wave one will deliver The Wasp, "Marvel Now" Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, The Grim Reaper and Hyperion. Wave two will include re-issues of Beta Ray Bill, Yellowjacket and Steve Rogers, plus all-new versions of Death's Head, Red She-Hulk, Thor and Whirlwind. As for wave three? It's not fully fleshed out yet, but so far looks to include Ares, Deathlok (the rad zombie cyborg one, not the handsome Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. one and an Ionic Wonderman. We'll have more images of these toys in the wild later when we visit the Hasbro installation at Toy Fair, but for now you can see official product images of all three waves -- including some carded images -- after the cut.
Following its pre-Toy Fair 2014 preview of its Marvel Legends toys, Hasbro has revealed official product images of its entire Guardians of the Galaxy toy line, which includes more 6" scale figures, loads of 3.75" action figures and vehicles, deluxe figures and roleplay toys (including a Rocket Raccoon mask). You can see several toy versions of Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Dave Bautista (Drax The Destroyer) and Vin Diesel (Groot) after the cut, plus clear images of what actor Lee Pace will look like as Ronan the Accuser as well as Djimon Hounsou as Korath. We've also updated this post with new videos from the Hasbro showroom detailing the full line's figures and vehicles up close.
If there is one living musician I would give anything to see in concert, it might just be Bill Withers. Sadly, he rarely performs, but this video may be the next best thing. Created by Reagan Hawkins (and brought to our attention by the Manhunter of Mars tumblr), the video features the DC Universe 6" Classics figures of Green Lantern and Hawkgirl out on a stroll, enjoying each other's company, until Hawkgirl's eye wanders over to a passing Martian Manhunter. Suddenly, the rest of the Justice League is consoling a jealous John, as he learns the meaning of heartbreak and betrayal, while Bill Withers' iconic "Who Is He? (And What Is He To You)?" plays in the background. The whole thing is better than I could ever describe, so I recommend you just check out the video below.
Just in case you weren't satisfied with a look at 60% of a LEGO box a shutterbug snapped at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair last week, the toymaker has officially unveiled new images of one of its Guardians of the Galaxy sets in advance of a full preview starting this Sunday at Toy Fair 2014 (which we will be at in full force).
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's first series of Battle Beasts based on the IDW comic book by Bobby Curnow and Valerio Schiti introduced fans to a fresh take on the revived 1980s anthropomorphic animal adventure, but there's a whole lot more where that came from. This summer eight new dimension-displaced beasts will join the fray, including two warriors fans didn't see in the comic -- and we've got an early first-look.
Good Smile Company's The Amazing Spider-Man Figma won't be its lone Marvel hero for much longer. This past weekend at Wonder Festival in Japan, the toymaker displayed its painted Iron Man and Thor prototypes, along with an unpainted Captain America, assembling three of the biggest stars from The Avengers movie.
I don't want to get all "'80s/'90s Kid" on everybody, because God help me if I ever start speaking in BuzzFeed/Facebook status update phrases, but if you're of a certain age there's a pretty good chance that you have a lot of nostalgic affection for stuff like Teddy Ruxpin, Stretch Armstrong and those Troll dolls with the hair. If you do, you have of course wondered what would've happened if those toys were possessed by demonic spirits unleashed by the power of Heavy Metal.
Now, at last, you can find out. For their fourth printed issue, the Strange Kids Club website is putting out a Kickstarter-funded magazine featuring not only the art of MadBalls designer James Groman, but also a 24-page comic written by Benito Cereno.
Toy Fair 2014 kicks off this weekend, but DC Collectibles is getting a jump on the biggest trade show of the year by releasing images of much of its wares a few days in advance. We'll be on hand to see the company's many new action figure lines, statues and even (Bat)man Cave" items -- stuff like pool cues, poker sets and dart boards -- in just a few days, but in the meantime you can hit the jump to get a load of new toys based on Son of Batman, the Infinite Crisis video game, the New 52, Batman the Animated Series and more.