Did you know there's a new Marvel movie coming out in a few months? You did? You must have your finger on the pulse. You probably also knew that Diamond Select had a set of new figures coming to the Marvel Select line based on Captain America: Civil War, including a new Winter Soldier, Captain America and Iron Man. Those three won't be the only Civil War stars getting new Marvel Select figures though.
This week, new Black Panther and Captain America Marvel Select figures were revealed. Though they won't be based on the incarnations from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, any time we can get a new Black Panther figure is a good one. Even though it's not a direct tie-in to another movie, this Captain America figure will bring Steve Rogers one closer to Spider-Man for the record of most Marvel Select figures. Bucky and Black Widow will see re-releases of previous Marvel Select figures, too, but it's really all about the all-new Cap and T'Challa.
If there's one thing I know for certain, it's that there's no such thing as too many Spider-Mans. Hell, Marvel had a huge crossover with a bunch of alternate worlds and their respective Spider-Men, and some of those folks are still kicking around in various forms even though Spider-Verse ended like a decade ago. Well that's how long ago it feels since Marvel's rebooted like three times since the Spider-Verse closed its doors.
Even with all those other webslingers running around, whether its Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, (formerly Ultimate) Spider-Man, Spidey, Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, fans have always had a spot in their hearts for the original recipe Spider-Man. Peter Parker has had a long history, and as such he's built up a tremendous following over decades of existence as the flagship character of the Marvel Universe. That's why it's not all that surprising to see that once again, Spider-Man will be getting his twelfth Marvel Select figure next month.
Bro, do you like surprises, bro? Then you'll love the just-released Hawkguy figure from Diamond's Marvel Select line. Partly because of the David Aja-inspired interpretation, but mostly because of the inclusion of Lucky aka Pizza Dog.
Following the April 4 opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum will have toys at the ready in both 2 and 7" scales. Yeah, there's plenty of Cap to be had, but the most important thing to glean from all this is that there's going to be a Batroc the Leaper minimate.
Future Thunderbolt Flash Thompson is suiting up as Venom in the conflicted hero's first action figure form Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select line. The current Tony Moore-designed symbiote-wearer, along with Marc Silvestri's Savage-style Hulk, both sport new Jean St...
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