What If The Marvel Heroes We Love Were Played By Someone Else?

The Marvel “What If...?” series was a book I read as a kid that would put a spin on the normal for everybody’s favorite comic book characters. Taking the mythology of a character and changing one major detail was exciting and often times lead to a cool alternate take on that character. Lucky for us, Disney+ will be releasing a "What If...?" Series, with the first episode to be streaming in 2021. This series will follow the Marvel Universe anthology and apply the the classic twist to those movies. For instance, what if Peggy Carter was given the super...

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5 X-Men 1/6 Scale Figures Toys Era Should Make Next

There's nothing sadder than a market that is begging to be tapped, but somehow goes ignored. Despite Hot Toys gaining the license to the Fox X-Men franchise of films years ago, they only managed to make seven Sixth Scale figures based off of them. Of those seven figures, four of them are Wolverine and three are Deadpool. That is all. A franchise filled with over forty characters ripe for the making, and we get two of them. Over and over and over. Sigh. It’s no surprise, then, that third party company Toys Era has been quite so successful capitalizing on the...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Mezco’s One: 12 Collective

Everyone has to start somewhere, and collectors are no different. Whether you’re entering the hobby on the ground floor, or you’re sliding over from collecting something else, there can be a lot to catch up on so you’re not left behind. Mezco’s One: 12 Collective line started nearly five years ago, back in 2015. In that short amount of time, they have become one of the most popular 6” figure lines in the market. Capturing the interest of fans that wanted something more high-end than a Marvel Legend or scaled smaller and cheaper than a Hot Toys figure, Mezco...

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5 Sixth Scale Figures Hot Toys Really Should Reissue

Collecting high-end action figures can be unforgiving. Oftentimes, when you have a chance to grab a release, that opportunity truly is singular. In the world of limited-edition collectibles, there aren’t many second shots or do-overs. This can be frustrating at times. As time goes by, production techniques evolve, becoming more sophisticated, allowing companies like Hot Toys to make better and better looking figures. Looking back at an older release can be disappointing, either because you can only imagine how improved it would look today or because you just can’t afford a rare figure that you missed when it first...

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8 Marvel Video Game Characters that Hot Toys Needs to Make

Marvel Comics fans like me had a very difficult time containing our excitement when Hot Toys revealed that they had obtained the license to Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man title for the Playstation 4. Not only were we going to get a Video Game Masterpiece figure of the Advanced Suit that was designed for the game, but we would also possibly get figures of every alternate skin that was available to Spider-Man. This was amazing all on its own, but then months later, we learned that we would also be getting characters from the hit Marvel mobile games, Netmarble’s Future Fight...

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Four Entries of the Mezco One:12 Collective Line That Aren’t Action Figures

Mezco’s One:12 Collective line is known for its high-end action figures. From their inaugural entry, the Dark Knight Returns Batman, up until some of their most recent releases such as Diabolik or Blade, the One:12 brand has equaled figures done with an eye toward the discerning collector that wants a step up from mass-market figures like Marvel Legends or DC Collectibles. While figures are what make up most of the line, Mezco has occasionally released other collectibles like vehicles or diorama pieces. Let’s take a look back at some of these unique entries in the One:12 history, and maybe...

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Marvel Comics – Scarlet Spider Origins

Everything you know about Spider-Man is wrong. At least that’s what Marvel Comics wanted everyone to believe back in 1994 when they re-introduced Spider-Man’s perfect clone, Ben Reilly. Good ol’ Ben had lain dormant since the one-off story that simultaneously introduced and killed him off in Amazing Spider-Man #149 back in 1975. Created by super-baddie The Jackal, Ben laid dormant for nearly twenty years only to be revealed alive and well and having taken on the blatant copyright infringing moniker of the Scarlet Spider. He would eventually be revealed as the one, true Peter Parker, NOT the clone and...

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Plastic vs Diecast: The Evolution of Iron Man Hot Toys

My first Hot Toys figure was the original Iron Man release from the original film back in 2008. At the time, I bought the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III MMS75 for $160 USD brand new. Fast forward to 2019 and the evolution of Hot Toys Iron Man figures has changed the look, feel and pricing of these figures exponentially. One of the biggest component to this change is the introduction of the use of diecast into the Iron Man figure. But is this new change a gimmick, or something crucial for every figure? Side-by-side comparison of the Hot Toys...

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Marvel Hot Toys Phase 4 Predictions – What’s Next?

Even though Avengers: Endgame is a wrap and the spoiler ban officially lifted the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been sparse about revealing details regarding what's next for the the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's clear that we are due for some major changes but fans are left asking themselves - what do these changes look like? Which major characters from the Marvel Universe will we see joining our roster of super heroes for the next set of Marvel movies? The recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney back in March 2019 was a big deal for...

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Sixth Scale Figure Upgrades: Worth the Extra Cash?

One of the best feelings as a collector is acquiring that grail piece you have had your heart set on. Getting that immortalization of one of your favorite characters from your favorite TV show, movie, game or even comic book is a satisfying feeling. Of course, with time, there comes newer technologies and ideas. Fans will make custom accessories or custom figures that either compliment the original release or, in some cases, put them to shame. With this in mind, Hot Toys and a number of other sixth scale figure or collectible companies will release a second,...

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