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Toylines (alphabetical order)
1st Appearances (1999)
Famous Cover (1997)
Heavy Metal Heroes (1997)
Marvel Amazing Heroes (1997)
Marvel Figure Factory (2005)
Marvel Hall of Fame (1996)
Marvel History: The Dark Side (2000)
Marvel Interactive CD-ROM Comic Book (1996)
Marvel Legends (2002)
Marvel Legends Icons (2006)
Marvel Legends Masterworks (2006)
Marvel Overpower Card Game (1996)
Marvel Shape Shifters (1999)
Marvel Special Edition Series (1998)
Marvel Studios 12" (2002)
Marvel Super Hero Showdown (2005)
Marvel Super Heroes (1990)
Marvel Super Heroes 1997 (1997)
Marvel Team-Up (1995)
Marvel Twist-Ems (2005)
Marvel Universe (1996)
Marvel's Famous Couples (1996)
Marvel's Gold (1997)
Marvel's Greatest Moments (2000)
Marvel's Heavy Hitters (1996)
Marvel's Most Wanted (1998)
Modern Age (1999)
Silver Age (2000)
Toylines (chronological order)
1990 Marvel Super Heroes
1995 Marvel Team-Up
1996 Marvel Hall of Fame
1996 Marvel Interactive CD-ROM Comic Book
1996 Marvel Overpower Card Game
1996 Marvel Universe
1996 Marvel's Famous Couples
1996 Marvel's Heavy Hitters
1997 Famous Cover
1997 Heavy Metal Heroes
1997 Marvel Amazing Heroes
1997 Marvel Super Heroes 1997
1997 Marvel's Gold
1998 Marvel Special Edition Series
1998 Marvel's Most Wanted
1999 1st Appearances
1999 Marvel Shape Shifters
1999 Modern Age
2000 Marvel History: The Dark Side
2000 Marvel's Greatest Moments
2000 Silver Age
2002 Marvel Legends
2002 Marvel Studios 12"
2005 Marvel Figure Factory
2005 Marvel Super Hero Showdown
2005 Marvel Twist-Ems
2006 Marvel Legends Icons
2006 Marvel Legends Masterworks
Company history
About Toy Biz.Marvel    
In 1987 Steven Lebensfeld co-founded Toy Biz with associates from HG Toys. Within a year of its start, Toy Biz held the exclusive license for action figures based on characters from Marvel comics and DC Comics, including Batman, Spiderman and Superman. ``We were instantly the largest action figure company in the market. It was unbelievable,'' said Lebensfeld, who came up with the idea for the comic book figures after seeing a void in the market. ``Here we were, a little company doing about $4 million in sales a year when we get this incredible license. Today, those licenses bring in $300 million to $400 million in sales a year. In 1990, the thriving Toy Biz was bought by an mogul Ron Perelman - who had acquired the Marvel Entertainment Group in January of 1989. April 1993: Perelman cut an unusual deal with Ike Perlmutter and Avi Arad, two Israeli immigrants who run Toy Biz. They got a perpetual license to make toys based on Marvel characters (4700 characters!) without paying any royalties; and Marvel got 46% of highly profitable Toy Biz. Toy Biz, now a division of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies.
News
Marvel Drops Toy Biz and Switches to Hasbro    
Marvel terminated its licensing agreement with Toy Biz Worldwide Ltd. on December 31, 2005, one year earlier than the license's scheduled termination date. In 2006, Marvel-branded action figures and other toys formerly produced by Toy Biz Worldwide will be produced by Marvel.
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From the News Archive
Medicos Sept 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Figure Action Part III 9.The World (PVC Figure) PVc

Super Figure Action [JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure] Part III 9.The World (Hirohiko Araki Specify Color) (PVC Figure)
Super Figure Action [JoJo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure] Part III 9.The World (Hirohiko Araki Specify Color) (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC , ABS
Producer : PROGRESS
Series : Super Figure
Original : JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Late Sep
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 36.68 USD 
Posted 7/26/2009
Hasbro July 2009 at SDCC Marvel plans for Ironman 2

2009 SDCC Day 3: Hasbro Marvel Panel:
Marvel Hasbro panel here at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con.

The panel includes Marvel— Michelle Favaloro and Scott George (Hasbro Marketing), along with Joshua Lamb, Dave Vonner, Logan Lubera, and Dwight Stall (Hasbro Design), present the latest toys from the Spider-Man, Iron , Wolverine, Marvel Universe, and Super Hero Squad toy lines from 2009. Also, see a sneak peek into the 2010 line! Plus Q&A!

The Iron Man toy line launches on March 1st, 2010.

The action figure line will be done in the 3 3/4 scale, compatible with the Marvel Universe line.

Waves wil inclide, Deep Dive Armor, Jetstream Armor, Mark I, Mark II and Mark III, classic Armor, War Machine, Crimson Dynamo, Deluxe figures will include Juggernaut and Nengative Zone missions armor.

There is an Iron Man 2 mission helmet, with full sound and lights. The face plate opens up and with a push of a button, slowly lowers to movie sound effects.

Posted 7/26/2009
MARVEL LEGENS HULK SHE-HULK DE HASBRO MAGIC CARS LIMITED EDITION


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MARVEL LEGENS HULK SHE-HULK DE HASBRO MAGIC CARS LIMITED EDITION


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Posted 7/26/2009
Kotobukiya July 2009 Marvel Bishoujo Statue - Black Widow Statue

We have a special treat for you today in the Toy Archive.   The fine folks over at Kotobukiya let us have a sneak peek that the finished product on the first in the series Marvel Bishoujo Statues- The Black Widow.
'A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Continuing the series of Marvel Comics superheroines presented in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style is BLACK WIDOW, the beautiful Russian super-spy and member of the Mighty Avengers. This original design has been specially created by the incomparable illustrator Shunya Yamashita! Fans should be familiar with Yamashita-sensei’s style as Japan’s leading Bishoujo artist, from his art books, video game work, as well as multiple figural collaborations with Kotobukiya.'
This is a stunning piece that you need to see in person to appreciate the clean sculpt, the awesome detail and the clean paint applications.   This is a great start to the line.   Box Front Box SideBox Back   Statue Front Statue SideStatue Back
 In the archive we show the regular Natalia Romanova edition.   There will be a Yelena Belova version that will be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive.
Posted 7/26/2009
SDCC 09: Marvel Anime TV Series at Comic-Con

Marvel Entertainment Inc., has partnered with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes.
Posted 7/26/2009 by  Silver Bullet Comics 
Medicom May 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Steel Ball Run RAH Gyro Zeppeli 1/6
Price: 16,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicom
Release Date: May 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Gyro Zeppeli, the protagonist hero in 'Steel Ball Run,' is one of many participants in the race across America to win the grand prize of 50 million dollars. This excellent 12' action doll offering of Gyro represents the character in impressive 3D detail with his head made of soft vinyl and PVC, and manages to accurately capture his distinctive face and expression! His unique clothing is made of fabric material fitted over a highly articulated body frame, which features numerous joints throughout that allow for displaying him in his stylish signature poses. The mantle has inner wire frames that can be bent to set them as though they're flowing in the wind. Gyro comes with two steel balls that he can wield with the included pair of optional hands, and the steel balls can also be stored in the holder on each side of his waist. A clear figure stand is provided. Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary.

Posted 7/26/2009
Medicos June 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure- Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki

Super Figure Action [JoJo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure] Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki (PVC Figure)
Item name : Super Figure Action [JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure] Part III 6.Kakyoin Noriaki (PVC Figure) 
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC , ABS
Producer : Progress
Series : Super Figure
Original : JoJo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Mid Jun., 2009
Regular Price : 3,500 yen  about 36.2 USD  26.03 Euros
Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos March 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue Silver Chariot
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Mar 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: The silver Stand to Jean Pierre Polnareff, Silver Chariot receives the action figure treatment with this superb release in Medicos' Super Action Statue series of ultra-detailed and super-poseable figures! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Stand is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with two pairs of optional hands, three swords, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos April 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue J.P. Polnareff
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Apr 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Following the release of Super Action Statue Silver Chariot is none other than the Stand's master himself, Jean Pierre Polnareff! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Polnareff is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with 12 optional hands, two interchangeable heads, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Medicos May 2009 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Super Action Statue Hierophant Green
Price: 3,500 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: May 2009
Type: Action Figure
Description: Noriaki Kakyoin's long-range Stand, Hierophant Green is another popular character from 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' to receive Medicos' coveted Super Action Statue treatment, and accurately represented from the shiny emerald green finish to the sharp melon texture throughout his body! Developed under the close supervision of creator Hirohiko Araki, 16cm Stand is sculpted in sharp detail and features incredibly articulated joints throughout, allowing you to recreate his stylish poses and attack moves! This finished figure comes packed with six optional hands, three types of onomatopoetic sound effects represented in Japanese text, and a custom clear display base with flexible stand to assist with dynamic poses.Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
Kotobukiya May 2009 Marvel - Marvel Bishoujo Statue Black Widow 1/8
Price: 6,200 yen
Series: Marvel
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Release Date: May 2009
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Fan-favorite artist Shunya Yamashita brings his legendary skill with the female form to the Marvel Comics universe with the Marvel Bishoujo Statue series! Sculpted by Yu Ishii after an illustration by Yamashita, here's Black Widow, Russian super spy and a member of several different Marvel teams over the years. Pistol in hand and poured into her snug black outfit, she's ready for anything! Black Widow stands about 18cm tall, and a uniquely designed base is included to keep her standing safely. This comic book legend is delicious from any angle you choose to admire her from--add her to your collection now! Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
PLEX 2008 dec Marvel Deformation Figure Green Goblin PVC
<b>Marvel</b> Deformation Figure Green Goblin (PVC Figure)
Item name : Marvel Deformation Figure Green Goblin (PVC Figure) New Item
Manufacturer : PLEX
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Original : Spider Man
Release Date : Late Dec., 2008
Regular Price : 4,800 yen  about 52.93 USD  37.65 Euros
Posted 7/26/2008
Medicos 2008 July Super Figure Art Collection Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou PVc
Super Figure Art Collection Jojo`s <b>Biz</b>arre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou (PVC Figure)
Item name : Super Figure Art Collection Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure Kuujyou Jyoutarou (PVC Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Progress
Series : Super Figure Art Collection
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Early Jun., 2008
Regular Price : 5,800 yen  about 63.96 USD  45.5 Euros
Posted 7/26/2008
Hasbro 2009 SDCC Day 3: 3 3/4" Marvel Figure Images

2008 SDCC Day 3: 3 3/4' Marvel Figure Images
3 3/4' Marvel Comics figure line. Look for these to be released in Spring 2009.

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Posted 7/26/2008
Hasbro 2008 July Marvel Mighty Muggs Exclusive Thanos & Red Skull Figure Set

Marvel Mighty Muggs Exclusive Thanos & Red Skull Figure Set Description:
<b>Marvel</b> Mighty Muggs Exclusive Thanos & Red Skull Figure Set
  • A Diamond/Previews Exclusive!
  • Chunky, edgy style.
  • 100% recycled awesome!
Just the thing for play or display, these fun figures stand about 6-inches tall, are based on their galactic movie counterparts, and are made from 100% recycled awesome! Don't miss these distinctive, exclusive, Mighty Muggs vinyl figures in window-box packaging!
Proving that evil can be cute, too, this set includes 2 individual figures (subject to change):
1x Thanos
1x Red Skull
In spite of appearing adorable, this hip version of Thanos, the Mad Titan, wants to bring death to the galaxy. The intergalactic warlord and insane mutant proudly flaunts his large character head and chunky body. And just so the Earth's villains don't feel left out, Red Skull rocks like nobody's business in a green jumpsuit. This former American industrialist has it in for Captain America… and probably you, as well! He may look cute, but don't turn your back on him. He's a threat to all of humanity!
They're sure to bring smiles to the faces of collectors and fans alike!
Posted 7/26/2008
Hasbro 2008 SDCC Marvel Crossovers preview
Here is a look at some upcoming Transformers/Marvel Crossovers from Hasbro. First we will see a batch of repaints due out in October 2009 that will include Human Torch, Black Costume Spider-Man, Grey Hulk and Wolverine.

Then in 2009 we will see some new sculpted figues that includes Thor, Captain America and Carnage. Check out images for these in our GALLERY below.
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Posted 7/26/2008
Medicos 2008 June JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Chozou Art Collection: Jotaro Kujo
Price: 5,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Jun 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: From Part 3 of 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,' Jotaro Kujo commands the spotlight as the second offering in Medicos' Chozou ('Super Statue') Art Collection series! This sharply detailed and well-shaded statue is made of PVC and ABS, and measures 14cm tall atop a base from which Star Platinum's fists are emerging. Sure to stand out in any collection! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 7/26/2008
Sideshow Jube 2008 Marvel Mystique Premium Format Figure 20"

Mystique Product Photo
Learning to use her shape-shifting ability early in life, Mystique's true past and age are a mystery. Mystique had concealed her superhuman powers and criminal intentions well over the years under the name Raven Darkholme, and she was able to rise rapidly through the United States Civil Service to the trusted position of Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Planning Agency (DARPA) in the United States Department of Defense, giving her access to military secrets and advanced weaponry, both of which she used for her own criminal and subversive purposes.

Mystique organized the third incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, originally founded by Magneto. This Brotherhood first became known when it attempted to intimidate the public by assassinating Senator Robert Kelly, who was investigating the perceived danger posed by the existence of any superhuman beings. The X-Men thwarted the assassination attempt, and the Brotherhood later clashed with the X-Men on other occasions, as well as the Avengers and other heroes.

Oversized Item
The shipping cost will be calculated on dimensional weight rather than product weight for this item due to its oversized dimensions.
* Product size and weight are approximate values. Est. Ship Weight is an estimated value for U.S. shipping calculated by item, box and shipping materials. US shipping costs may be estimated in DIM weight if oversized warning appears above. click here for additional information. International (non-EU) shipping costs are only based on dimensional weight, click here for more information.
Artists:
  • Pablo Viggiano
  • Seth Rinaldi
  • Jared Chapman
  • Heath Hammond
  • Anthony Mestas
  • Darth Rimmer
  • The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team


Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles
 
Posted 6/23/2008
Tokyo Toy Show 2008 Transformers - Marvel Crossovers -
Just in are photos of Transformers Marvel Crossovers at Tokyo Toy Show 2008. You've seen Spider-Man, Venom, Iron Man, Hulk and Wolverine, but you will also see in the photos product information cards for the Black Spider-Man and Gray Hulk redecos along with a first look at the Human Torch action figure. Take a peek in this gallery.






















Posted 6/23/2008
Sideshow 2008 Marvel - Green Goblin Legendary Scale Bust

The Green Goblin! That's right Marvel fans, the maniacal Green Goblin is getting the Legendary Scale treatment that he so rottenly deserves. Be sure to sneak a peak at our preview of this amazing piece of art only at SideshowCollectibles.com
The Green Goblin Legendary Scale Bust coming soon to Sideshow Collectibles.com
Posted 12/15/2007
Medicos Nov 2007 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Chozou Art Collection: Jonathan Joestar
Price: 9,800 yen
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Manufacturer: Medicos
Release Date: Nov 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Starting off Medicos' new Chozou (Super Statue) Art Collection series is the very colorful Jonathan Joestar from 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,' now immortalized in stunning detail as this 25cm PVC and ABS statue! Painted with uncommonly good shading and highlighting effects that bring out the bright colors of his outfit, this gorgeous statue will be the perfect centerpiece display in any 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' fan's collection! Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 12/8/2007
Marvel Select Noc 2007 Incredible Hulk

From the pages of the Incredible Hulk comes this Marvel Select action figure featuring the jade giant himself! This massive eight-inch behemoth may have finished his rampage through the Marvel Universe, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Bruce Banner!

With over 14 points of articulation and a World War Hulk rubble-filled base, not even the Illuminati can stop this legendary hero as he battles a new era of enemies and deals with the fallout of Civil War, World War Hulk and more!

Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, this is one hero you can’t pass up! Look for the Incredible Hulk in stores next March and don’t forget to pick up the Marvel Select Zombie Spider-Man, Colonel America and Hulk figures now in comic stores nationwide!
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Posted 11/24/2007
Medicos Entertainment Dec 2007 Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure - Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. PVC
Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. (Completed Figure)
Item name : Jonathan Joester Hirohiko Araki Supervision Special Color Ver. (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : *Urabe Katsumi Zokei Kobo
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Late Dec
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 11/17/2007
Marvel Nov 2007 Marvel Comics Go Digital

Marvel_digital_comics style='FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 5px 5px 0px' height=266 alt=Marvel_digital_comics src=http://www.digitaltechnews.com/news/images/2007/11/13/marvel_digital_comics.jpg width=200 > Marvel's new Digital Comics website has been down since word got out that the company has opened its comic book vault to the masses. If you can get through, you'll find a new subscription service that offers exclusive online access to Marvel’s famous Comic Book archives in digital glory.
Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited features all of the super heroes that we've come to know through the years from Marvel’s historic comic book archives. They're all there, including the Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and others. Imagine, now you can read rare, first edition original comics online, and for a limited time Marvel is offering a special free sampling of 250 titles so users can test it out. Better hurry though.

'The easy-to-navigate Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited site presents each digital comic in the highest-resolution ever available and offers innovative viewing options, user-friendly search and recommendation features, and personalized reading list tools. Accessible by both PC and MAC users directly through Marvel.com/digitalcomics as well as via the www.marvel.com homepage, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited will have subscription rates as low as $4.99/month -- making it affordable to new readers and longtime fans.'
Posted 11/17/2007 by  Digital Tech News 
Hasbro Feb 2008 Marvel Legends Action Figures Wave 4
<b>Marvel</b> Legends Action Figures Wave 4
Marvel Legends Action Figures Wave 4 Description:
Add some legendary heroes to your life! Get in on the ground floor with Hasbro's re-launch of Marvel Legends and enjoy your favorite Marvel heroes without having to worry about getting newsprint on your fingers. Each Marvel-ous figure stands approximately 7-inches tall and each assortment includes a grand variety of characters... to keep you entertained for hours!
This Wave 4 case of 8 exciting Action Figures brings you the following individually packaged characters: 2x Punisher, 1x Tigra, 1x Black Bolt, 1x Nova, 1x Hydra Soldier, and 2x Daredevil. (Subject to change.) In addition, each figure contains a piece to create your very own build-a-figure!
Bring the legends home!
Posted 11/9/2007
Marvel Toys Nov 2007 Recalls 5 Styles Of Curious George Dolls

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 - Marvel Toys recalled about 175,000 Curious George plush dolls because the surface paint on the toy's plastic face and hat contain excessive levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Protection Agency said on Thursday.
Marvel Entertainment Inc , which licenses comic-book characters, said earlier on Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling about 110,000 units. Those units are included in the CPSC's recall.
The CPSC recall involves 12-inch plush dolls with five themes: birthday, fireman, sweet dreams, tool time and tool time with a soft face.
The agency said consumers should immediately take away the recalled toysy from children and contact Marvel Toys at 352-2064 to receive a full refund.
 
Posted 11/9/2007
Marvel Toys Nov 2007 Curious George Dolls Linked to Lead

About 175,000 Curious George Plush Dolls were recalled Thursday, becoming the latest popular toy made in China found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of lead.

Manufactured by Marvel Toys, of New York, N.Y., the Curious George dolls contain excessive levels of lead in their surface paint, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Although no reports of illnesses connected to this product have been reported, lead is toxic if ingested by young children. Children's products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead accessible to users are subject to a recall.

The recalled dolls have a plastic face and are sold in five different models, including 'birthday,''fireman,''sweet dreams,''tool time' and 'tool time with a soft face.' They were sold with Curious George story or activity books at toy and discount department stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007.

Consumers can contact Marvel Toys at 800-352-2064 or visit www.regcen.com/curiousgeorge for more information and to receive a full refund.

About 51,000 Children's Fashion Sunglasses, imported and distributed by Dolgencorp Inc. of Goodlettsville, Tenn., were also recalled Thursday because of dangerous levels of lead. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled sunglasses, made in China, are yellow colored with the UPC No. 400007860896. They were sold at Dollar General stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007. Consumers can return the sunglasses to any Dollar General store for a full refund. For more information, call 800-678-9258 or visit www.dollargeneral.com.
Posted 11/9/2007
Marvel Toys Nov 2007 About 175,000 Curious George Plush Dolls were recalled Thursday


Manufactured by Marvel Toys, of New York, N.Y., the Curious George dolls contain excessive levels of lead in their surface paint, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recalled dolls have a plastic face and are sold in five different models, including 'birthday,' 'fireman,' 'sweet dreams,' 'tool time' and 'tool time with a soft face.' They were sold with Curious George story or activity books at toy and discount department stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007.
Consumers can contact Marvel Toys at 800-352-2064 or visit www.regcen.com/curiousgeorge for more information and to receive a full refund.
 
Posted 11/9/2007
Marvel Nov 2007 It is a Screaming Buy

OK, I'll say it if no one else will. Even with Monday's 18% run, arising from a blockbuster third-quarter earnings report, Marvel Entertainment (NYSE: MVL) is a screaming buy. Period. Marvel is raking in moola like Venom after a string of Lower Manhattan bank robberies. And not a single penny of that cash flow is from self-produced movies.
Oh, Mickey, you're so fine -- but so is Spidey
What this means is that Marvel has a massive licensing business that should continue to thrive, even as Marvel Studios cranks out Iron Man next May, followed by The Incredible Hulk in June.
How massive is it? Ask the editors at LICENSE magazine. According to this article (downloads a PDF file), Marvel is the world's sixth-most valuable licensing brand, accounting for an estimated $4.8 billion in retail sales. Disney (NYSE: DIS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA), and Phillips-Van Heusen are among the handful of brands to account for more.
No one should be surprised, then, that hundreds of companies are leaning on Spidey to earn them more. Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX) is putting Marvel characters on its signature clogs, for example. And the Al Ahli Group is spending $1 billion to welcome Captain America to Dubai.
But, in Q3, it was Spidey who dazzled investors. Licensing revenue from Marvel's Spider-Man joint venture with Sony (NYSE: SNE) nearly touched $100 million through the first nine months of the year, up from $3.5 million during the same period in 2006.
Margins also improved by double digits across the board, thanks in part to another lucrative licensing deal -- this one with Hasbro (NYSE: HAS), which has committed to spending more than $200 million to make toys out of Marvel characters.
Take another look at those numbers
Surely, bears will point out that even with its rich licensing business, Marvel faces a huge hurdle with self-produced films. They're not entirely wrong. The comic-book king has already borrowed more than $200 million to produce Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.
If neither film makes money, Marvel could lose the movie rights to both characters and eight others. But I just don't see that happening. I've done the math.
According to this presentation (downloads a big PDF file), a self-produced Marvel film that costs $130 million to make and that earns $150 million at the domestic box office would produce $62 million in operating profit.
If that's true, then perceived busts Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, produced by News Corp.'s (NYSE: NWS) 20th Century Fox, and The Hulk, produced by Universal, would have earned more than $50 million each for Marvel as self-produced films.
My point? Maybe Marvel's movie business isn't as risky as the Street thinks.
And if it is? So what? Marvel today trades for roughly 16.8 times is adjusted cash from operations, or about in line with historic norms. What that means is investors buying today are getting the new Marvel Studios business for zero. Nada. Zilch.
 
Posted 11/9/2007 by  Fool.com 
Museum Replicas / Sideshow Oct 2007 Marvel helmets, life-sized

by Museum Replicas
Magneto Life-Size Helmet from Museum Replicas and Sideshow Collectibles.com
Magneto Life-Size Helmet from Museum Replicas and Sideshow Collectibles.com
Coming soon to Sideshow Collectibles.com
© 2007 Marvel
 
Posted 10/18/2007
Diamond Select Jan 2008 Marvel Max Howard The Duck Statue

<b>Marvel</b> Max Howard The Duck Statue 
Marvel Max Howard The Duck Statue Description:
Cleveland-based anthropomorphic funny-guy and amateur crime-fighter Howard the Duck can now be added to your collection! Presenting the master of quack-fu, this former Defender was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios and is a limited edition of only 1,500 pieces. Standing 9-inches tall, don't miss out on the fowlest super-hero there is! Each statue features a hand-numbered base with matching box and certificate of authenticity.
Posted 9/29/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Marvel Legends Wave 3 VARIANTs

Hi-Res Carded & Loose Marvel Legends Wave 3 VARIANTs
Posted 9/2/2007
DC Direct Aug 2007 Wizard World Convention - 13" Deluxe Green Arrow & Bizarro Figures

Here is a look at two upcoming 13' Deluxe figures from DC Direct. Green Arrow and Bizarro. Both were on display at the DC Direct booth at the Wizard World Chicago convention.

 
Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Sept 2007 Marvel Heroes Superhero Squad Mega Pack Wave 2
<b>Marvel</b> Heroes Superhero Squad Mega Pack Wave 2
Marvel Heroes Superhero Squad Mega Pack Wave 2 Description:
They're huge, they're evil, and now, they're smiling! The heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe have never been happier than they are as part of the Superhero Squad! Now you can spring into adventure with the world's greatest collection of chunky superheroes. The mightiest Marvel heroes are ready to save the day with their amazing abilities and super powers. Grab some today! Ages 3 and up.
This Wave 1 case includes 2 individually packaged 2-packs with a large 4 to 5-inch figure and a small 2-inch figure in every box: 1x Avengers Giant Man vs. Iron Man and 1x X-Men Apocalypse vs. Beast. (Subject to change.)
Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Report from Marvel Panel - Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web!

Report from the Marvel Panel
Action Figure Insider - Best Toy News on the Web! -

Hasbro doesn’t have a lap top so they are starting with Q&A…
They are 'open to all characters' in the Marvel Universe.
Q: Any Software figures done 6' Legends style?  (Smattering of applause.)   Trying out the Marvel Unleashed 360.  (semi poseable).
Q: Will you re-release old hard to find Toy Biz?  Possibly.  They have been reading the boards about that.
New Dr. Doom in 6' FF wave has a removable mask.
Q: How about Marvel Transfomers?  Maybe?  Is that of interest to fans?
Q: Will Hasbro release tail end stuff that Toybiz didn’t release? Xbabies?  Frog of thunder? Thugs?    Maybe. Still looking at that.
Q: Can there be larger build-a-figures?  It would take more figures in the assortment.  The croud is OK with that.  People don’t want needed pieces with variants.
Can’t talk about Hulk2 movie or Iron Man product yet.
Only talking about 2007 stuff at SDCC.
Lines announced for 2007:  
ML Fantastic Four- Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing, Dr. Doom, Mole Man, Namor (w/speedo!), Silver Surfer and Build-A-Figure Ronin.
ML Spider-Man 3- Spider-Man, Black Spider-Man, Venom, Sandman, Mary Jane, New Goblin and Build-A-Figure Transforming Sandman
ML Wave 4- Nova, Tigra, Bradstreet Punisher, Yellow Daredevil, Black Bolt, Astonishing X-Men Beast and Build-A-Figure Nemesis.
Super Hero Squad- Iceman, Pyro, Ant Man, Asgard Thor, Gambit, Rogue, Dr. Strange, Loki, Annihilus, Black Panther, Ultimate Captain America, Ult. Nick Fury, Human Torch, Storm, Casual Wolverine & Bike, Beast, Ult. Giant Man. 
Marvel Muggs: These appear to be Hasbro’s version of Kubricks/MiniMates crossed with Urban Vinyl on a larger scale. 6' vinyl figures, uniform body with accessories. 
Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 Marvel Legends and misc...

ML Fantastic Four- Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing, Dr. Doom, Mole Man, Namor (w/speedo!), Silver Surfer and Build-A-Figure Ronin.
ML Spider-Man 3- Spider-Man, Black Spider-Man, Venom, Sandman, Mary Jane, New Goblin and Build-A-Figure Transforming Sandman
ML Wave 4- Nova, Tigra, Bradstreet Punisher, Yellow Daredevil, Black Bolt, Astonishing X-Men Beast and Build-A-Figure Nemesis.
Super Hero Squad- Iceman, Pyro, Ant Man, Asgard Thor, Gambit, Rogue, Dr. Strange, Loki, Annihilus, Black Panther, Ultimate Captain America, Ult. Nick Fury, Human Torch, Storm, Casual Wolverine & Bike, Beast, Ult. Giant Man. 
Marvel Muggs: These appear to be Hasbro’s version of Kubricks/MiniMates crossed with Urban Vinyl on a larger scale. 6' vinyl figures, uniform body with accessories. 
Posted 8/5/2007
Medicos Entertainment Nov 2007 Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure - Jonathan Joester Bust PVC
Jonathan Joester (Completed Figure)
Item name : Jonathan Joester (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Medicos Entertainment
Scale : Non
Material : PVC ABS
Original : Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure
Release Date : Mid Nov
Regular Price : 9,800 yen
Posted 7/21/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Marvel Legends - Stan Lee Thrilled Over Becoming Action Figure


Stan Lee is considered a legend by creating such Marvel comic book characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four. And finally, he's going to be joining the ranks of his creations as an action figure.

Lee is becoming a seven-inch tall action figure in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as an exclusive at ComicCon International later this month in San Diego.

After months of speculation and photographs of it surfacing on the Internet, Hasbro recently confirmed the Lee figure, and the Marvel Comics icon couldn't be any happier.
Posted 7/15/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Marvel Legends Signature Series Human Torch

Marvel Legends Signature Series Human Torch
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Posted 7/5/2007
Sideshow July 2007 Captain America Marvel Premium Format Figure - Review

Captain America Marvel Premium Format Figure Review:
Sculpting- The sculpt is amazing; it’s very realistic from the expression on his face to the scales on his uniform. The stars on his uniform are raised, the A on his head is raised, and the gloves look real because of the 3-D sculpting done to them. The raised features of this figure are what really brings it to life. Everything was done as it should have been. I have not found one flaw in the figure yet.


Painting- The paint is excellent; I mean you can only make it so good. There is some intentional paint wear painted on his uniform to make it look more real, dark shades where needed, etc. There is one flaw though; on his head where his cheek and mask meet, on some parts the blue paint does overlap. This is on all Captain America PF’s but it is nothing to worry about. It’s not noticeable unless you get really close; it is not sloppy and it definitely does not take away anything from the figure. As with all statues, they all have some paint issues, but at least it is nothing major on this one.


Accessories (Regular)- As with all PF’s, Captain America comes with a base. The base comes with Ultron’s head attached to it in a war backdrop. The base does come with a detachable metal beam which is held on by a magnet and can be taken on or off. It does not add much art to the base, but it adds more to the setting. Excellent base to go along with Capt.

Accessories (Exclusive) – The exclusive version of Captain America comes with more accessories than the regular addition. The base comes with Ultron’s head, which is detachable and can be replaced with a Nazi helmet. Captain America himself comes with an extra head (WWII design) and an extra arm/shield (WWII design). So you can display Captain in the modern age or back in his WW2 days.

Note: The regular Captain America PF has all limbs and joints permanently attached, while the exclusive has the head, arm and base pieces that are detachable. It is not known if the exclusive can experience more wear and tear over time than the regular yet, but some may view the regular edition as a positive because it comes in one complete piece.
Posted 7/5/2007
Hasbro July 2007 Marvel Legends - Stan Lee to be made into superhero action figure


Stan Lee to be made into superhero action figure

At the age of 84 Stan Lee is exhibiting the stamina and energy of some his superhero creations such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, having just signed a deal with Walt Disney to come up with new characters.
And to pay tribute to him, Hasbro has created a 6in-tall Marvel Legends action figure action figure of Lee. The toy shows his likeness wearing khaki pants, a blue windbreaker and glasses.
Lee, the creator behind hits such asX-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Daredevil, will provide ideas for new films, games, books, comics and other formats as the chairman of his own company POW! Entertainment Inc (Purveyors of Wonder).
'I have got millions of them,' he said of his ideas. 'I have file cabinets filled with ideas for movies and television shows and all sorts of things, and I have been waiting to be associated with someone like Disney so I can start tearing into these things.'
Pow! Entertainment said that about 20 characters, with names such as Chameleon, Thunder Rider, Whirlwind, Doubleman, Nightbird and Blaze, were in the 'active stages of development'.
Dick Cook, the chairman of Disney Studio, said the deal was designed to create characters and projects that can become franchises for Disney.
Lee was born in New York in December 1922 and has made a habit of appearing in the movies featuring characters he created. In Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, for example, he plays 'Rejected Wedding Guest'.
Lee's characters have made hundreds of millions of pounds for other studios. Six films based on Spider-Man and X-Men have made more than £1.8bn at box offices. A second Fantastic Four film is about to be released, while other Lee creations or co-creations - The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Nick Fury - are also being turned into movies.
Lee is no longer associated with Marvel, which produces comics and films based on characters he created while employed there.
At Disney Studios, part of The Walt Disney company, Lee will develop characters for films, games, comics or other formats. Some of the characters that Lee developed at POW!, such as the superhero stripper, Stripperella, featuring the voice of Pamela Anderson as 'Erotica Jones', will not be made into Disney films.


 
Posted 7/5/2007
RC2 Corp July 2007 Suit targets makers of Thomas train toys - Bizjournals.com

A Birmingham law firm is suing the maker of Thomas train toys in a class-action lawsuit claiming RC2 Corp. in Illinois committed negligence and fraud for selling toys that were made with lead paint by a factory in China.
The firm Whatley, Drake & Kallas LLC filed the suit for an Alabama mother of two children who is seeking regular medical monitoring for her six year old and toddler - and other children who played with the toys - to 'detect and prevent serious physical harm associated with lead poisoning.'
RC2 Corp. recalled various Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys June 13 after discovering a lead-based paint was used. The company, in a news release, said they understood their customers' concerns and were 'dedicated to safeguarding your children and that trust.' The company also planned to conduct an investigation to review how it happened and prevent a future problem.
RC2 said it determined the surface paints on the recalled products, which were made from Jan. 1, 2005 until the June 13 recall, did contain lead, which it added 'is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.' The company urged consumers to 'take the recalled toys away from young children immediately.'
RC2, based in Oak Brook, Ill., estimated about 1.5 million railway toys made in a factory in Dongguan City, China, have been contaminated. The company distributes to about 25,000 retail stores, including Toys 'R' Us and Wal-Mart.
Posted 7/5/2007
June 2007 Spiderman 3 Leaves Hasbro, Marvel In the Lurch

Spiderman Leaves Hasbro, Marvel In the Lurch
Seeking Alpha, NY -

While sell-in to the retail channel of Spiderman toys was strong, landing a big one-time payment of $70 million for licensee Marvel -- Savner, who has a neutral rating on Hasbro -- says his contacts 'at a major big box retailer reveal Spider-Man 3 toys sales are not showing the magnitude of sales increases that were anticipated.
<Not too surprising, as the toys are pretty crappy!>
 
Posted 6/11/2007
Atlanta Cutlery Corp. & Museum Replicas Ltd. to Produce Marvel Character-Based Prop Collectible Prod
May 4, 2007 -- Atlanta Cutlery Corp. (ACC) & Museum Replicas Ltd. (MRL) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year license agreement with Marvel Entertainment Inc. for prop collectibles throughout North America. The agreement covers multiple characters from the Marvel Universe, including specific props from the previously released X-Men movies and the upcoming Iron Man film currently in production.
mag_helm_ws_sm.jpgNew product is set to roll out in conjunction with Marvel releases beginning late summer 2007. Waves of props will be released--many for the first time--and timed to the release of Marvel character based movies, DVD's and comics.
The company will develop a range of prop collectibles and specialty products including full-scale helmets, weapons, and other props all inspired by the characters, creatures and themes from the Marvel Universe. This line of products will be marketed under the banner of Windlass Studios, a new division of the company whose primary focus will be the creation of high end licensed collectibles, based upon movies, video games and literary works.
As the Marvel Universe has matured with each new comic, DVD or movie release, so has its audience. The assortment of products being created by ACC/MRL will therefore be geared to appeal to the loyal fans from all generations of the classic comics to the movies of today. Each prop will be meticulously researched with Marvel archival personnel (as well as 20th Century Fox for the X-Men movie props) for absolute realism and authenticity. Characters include Iron Man, Captain America, Blade, Dr. Doom, Submariner, Moon Knight, Mandarin, X-Men, Thanos and Thor. As comic book and movie audiences have become more sophisticated in their reading and viewing tastes, so have the collectors of these higher end collectibles. People are beginning to realize that these pieces are not only purchased for their ever-increasing intrinsic value, but for their aesthetic beauty.
The Marvel Universe Prop Collection can be viewed online at Museum Replicas Ltd or on their sister site Atlanta Cutlery Corp and in person at the Museum Replicas exhibitor booths at San Diego Comic-Con & Atlanta DragonCon 2007.
About ACC/MRL
They along with their partner company Windlass Steelcrafts are recognized as a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of fine historical collectible products. With headquarters in Conyers, Georgia ACC/MRL sells their products in over 14 countries around the world. Their newest division Windlass Studios, will leverage ACC/MRL's existing strengths, bringing to market some of the most unique entertainment collectibles ever created.
Posted 5/27/2007
Hasbro May 2007 Marvel Legends Icons X-Men Wolverine 12-Inch Action Figure
<b>Marvel</b> Legends Icons X-Men Wolverine 12-Inch Action Figure
Posted 5/12/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Spider-Man toys and profits

Master toy licensee Toy Biz alone did $100 million in wholesale business with movie-related playthings for the 2002 first Spider-Man flick, then $175 million with toy tie-ins to 2004's 'Spider-Man 2.'
Even bigger things are expected with the merchandise for 'Spider-Man 3' to match the film's lavish production (rumored cost: almost $300 million) and pumped-up drama.
This time, our superhero is almost overmatched by arch rivals Venom and the shape-shifting Sandman. And Peter/Spidey also suffers internal ego struggles between his traditional red-suited self and a new, cockier, black-garbed persona.
Let's turn our bug-eyed glare on some of the coolest new Spidey-themed gizmos - the webs gadget-makers have spun to entangle us in the action and let us grab a bite of the Spider-Man.
THIS SPUD'S FOR YOU: Hasbro has taken over as master toy licensee for the Spider-Man franchise (a contract that cost them $205 million). So you better believe the toy maker will be working the franchise every way but loose - from a 'Spider-Man 3'-themed Nerf football (at least the webbing adds grip) to a 'Spider-Man 3' edition of Monopoly.
Even Hasbro/Playskool's iconic Mr. Potato Head has been made over in webbed garb as Spider-Man & Friends Spider Spud ($9.99), with the usual mix-'n'-match fun of ears, eyes, nose and glasses that turn him from super spud to mild-mannered Peter Parker Potato.
I'll bet half the people who buy this goofy toy never take it out of the package - it's cuter and lots more collectible that way.
Ditto for Spi-Dog, $34.99 from Hasbro-brand Tiger Electronics, a version of the i-Dog Interactive music companion that was such a big hit last holiday season, now in a red-webbed plastic skin.
The dog still moves and grooves, lighting up and barking music (through a small, built-in speaker) when he's connected to an iPod or any other music player. Spi-Dog will surely dress up your desk, but be sure to keep him on a short leash.
PUMPED UP: I wasn't able to soar from building to building, but this product tester did have fun decorating the neighborhood with arachnid-like constructions using the 'Spider-Man 3' Deluxe Spinning Web Blaster ($24.99).
Intended to be strapped to the wrists of those age 5 and up, the motorized, battery-operated toy spits out spirals of water or quick-hardening web fluid that looks suspiciously like Silly String.
Hasbro will clean up (and so will you) if this plaything catches on big, as refills cost $5.99 a cannister.
SNOOZE PATROL: Even tiny tots can get bitten by the bug. Cuddly Super Pal Spider-Man ($29.99, for ages 18 months to 3 years) has a dual nature, controlled by mom or dad. During the daytime, he'll say fun phrases when you press his chest and make web slinging sounds when his hand is squeezed. When it's bedtime, switch him to nighttime mode, pull out his web blankie (!) and the little guy will quiet down and 'fall asleep' within a minute as he cuddles with your kid.
Posted 5/5/2007
Marvel May 2007 Keeps The Hits Coming - Seeking Alpha

Today, Hasbro (HAS) has blowout earnings, thanks in large part to great sales of licensed Spider Man (and other Marvel character) toys. Marvel had a very strange transition of its toy business from Toy Biz back to Marvel, and then from Marvel to Hasbro as the master license holder for Marvel toys. During the transition, sales were somewhat weak, margins dipped and management guided it lower.
Some investors were nonplussed because MVL management also noted that this new deal with Hasbro had terms that weren't as good as their previous deal. They explained that the new deal was still positive because of the massively broader distribution that Hasbro could provide. It's starting to look like it's playing out exactly how Marvel thought it would, even though it took a couple years of weak toy earnings to get to this point. So the toy business is looking up.
And I wrote a few weeks ago about how encouraged I was about Ghost Rider performing above my expectations - it's now grossed over $220 million globally. That's free money in my calculations, since I didn't expect the flaming skull on a motorcycle to sell that many tickets. It's also a great sign that even smaller profile characters can be made into hugely successful films, even if the critics don't like the movie very much. Get ready for Thor, Namor and Ant Man to test this theory in the coming years.
Then a few days ago, word came out that Spider Man was being developed for Broadway by the Lion King people - crazy, but I don't see any way it could hurt.
And yesterday, news came out that Spider Man 3, the telling of Peter Parker's dark side, is already selling out theaters through advance tickets sales two weeks before it even comes out - far out pacing the last episode. I have no idea if that has any predictive power, but it can't be bad news. People seem to expect that this will be the biggest movie of the year, which means a little lucre for Marvel, and probably, a big boost in toy sales.
The only potential bad news is that this might be Sam Raimi's last Spider Man movie, but I can't imagine Sony and Marvel will let the franchise die. There are plenty of stories out there to make this a never-ending James Bond-style franchise, if they want to do that.
Posted 5/5/2007
Toy Biz 2006 Marvel Legends - The Wasp Red Variant - Comic Book Bin

The Wasp Red Variant
Comic Book Bin, Canada -
Toy biz decided to follow suit and create three different versions of the Wasp for collectors to own. The standard version is the one that sports her ...
Posted 5/5/2007
Hasbro May 2007 Marvel Legends - Diamond Emma Frost Action Figure

Marvel Legends Diamond Emma Frost Action Figure


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Toys'R'Us has an exclusive variant Marvel Legends action figure: a Diamond version of Emma Frost from the Annihilus Series. This figure depicts Emma in her clear 'diamond' form, which means that any partof her not covered by clothing is transparent. Diamond Emma does not come with a piece of the Annihilus build-a-figure. The price at my local Toys'R'Us for the Diamond Emma was $10.99, while the regular Marvel Legends figures were $9.99, but the Toys'R'Us online store has her listed at $9.99.
Posted 5/5/2007
Diamond Select Oct 2007 Marvel Select Zombies Colonel America Action Figure

<b>Marvel</b> Select Zombies Colonel America Action FigureHe's patriotic in death! Based on the best-selling mini-series, Marvel Zombies are invading Marvel Select — continuing with everyone's favorite patriotic zombie, Colonel America! Featuring the same decaying flesh, exposed bone, and removable skullcap as the comic, the Colonel America Marvel Zombies figure was designed by Marvel Toys, and sculpted by Dig Deep Entertainment. The figure includes a detailed base complete with pieces of the doomed Silver Surfer and comes painted and ready for display
 
Posted 4/21/2007
Marvel April 2007 Avi Arad Posted 4/21/2007
Hasbro April 2007 Marvel Play-Doh Figure Assortment Wave 1 Half-Case Posted 4/7/2007
Hasbro 2007 Marvel Legends - White Queen - Comic Book Bin Posted 4/7/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Fantastic Four movie toys - Action Figures Series 5 and 6 Posted 4/7/2007 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
Diamond Select August 2007 Marvel Milestones Zombie Spider-Man & Mary Jane Statue Posted 3/31/2007
Hasbro March 2007 Spider-Man - Titanium Series Marvel Action Figures Wave 4 Posted 3/29/2007
DC Direct Public Enemy Captain Marvel - Comic Book Bin Review Posted 3/29/2007
Toy Biz Marvel Legends - Age of Apocalypse Sabretooth - Review Posted 3/22/2007
Toy Biz Marvel Legends - Thorbuster Iron Man Variant - review Posted 3/22/2007
Hasbro May 2007 Marvel mini-Figures - Marvel Heroes Superhero Squad Wave 3 Set Posted 3/17/2007
Toy Biz 2007 Looking back at Marvel Legends' Build-a-Figures Posted 3/17/2007 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
Licensees named for first Marvel films to be released in 2008 Posted 3/9/2007
Sideshow Feb 2007 at NY Toy Fair - Marvel items Posted 2/25/2007
Toy biz now a house of no fun - New York Daily News Published 2/24/2007
Can Marvel Escape Curse Of Spider-Man? Published 2/24/2007 by  Forbes.com 
Toy Fair 2007 Marvel Toys, NECA, Attakus Posted 2/22/2007
Diamond Select Feb 2007 Marvel Icons Captain America Bust Posted 2/16/2007
Marvel Toys Feb 2007 Toy Fair Posted 2/16/2007
Diamond Select - Jan 2007 Marvel Minimates Wave 16 Posted 1/30/2007
Jan 2007 Marvel Legends Action Figures - The Annihilus Series Posted 1/6/2007
Marvel 2006 Year in Review Posted 12/29/2006 by  Motley Fool 
Diamond Select May 2007 Marvel Universe Ms. Marvel Bust Posted 12/26/2006
Mattel Dec 2006 Mattel licenses Barbie for Emerson Radio electronics line - Bizjournals.com Posted 12/17/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Legends Young Avengers Pack Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Legends Monsters Pack Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Marsterworks 1 The Fantastic Four Meet The Mole Man Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz Dec 2006 Marvel Marsterworks 1 The Battle For Gwen Stacey Posted 12/9/2006
Toy Biz SPIDERMAN ATTACK FLIP 'N TRAP PLAY SET Posted 12/1/2006
Of Monsters & Marvels @ Monkeyhouse Toys Posted 11/29/2006
Welcome to the twisted, funny and bizarre world of urban vinyl toys. Posted 11/15/2006
Toy Biz 2006 Spider-Man Classics Line -Assort 18 - The Shocker - Comic Book Bin Posted 11/13/2006
Marvel Legends - That Mr Freeze Figure - Comic Book Bin Posted 11/13/2006
Sideshow Nov 2006 Stay tuned for new Marvel goodness designed by artist Adam Hughes! Posted 11/13/2006
Marvel Shows Its Might - BusinessWeek Posted 11/10/2006
Inuyasha DS RPG Announced - GameDAILY BIZ Published 11/10/2006
Diamond Select Nov 2006 Marvel Icons Busts - Spiderman & Venom Posted 11/8/2006
Diamond Select Nov 2006 Marvel Milestones - Spider-man Flagpole statue Posted 11/8/2006
MARVEL SEES SUPER 2008 - Variety Published 11/7/2006
Marvel Entertainment Q3 2006 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha Published 11/7/2006
Marvel announces Incedible Hulk film adaptation Posted 11/7/2006 by  SooToday 
Marvel Reports Q3 2006 EPS of $0.16 and Initiates 2007 EPS ... - Business Wire Published 11/6/2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Cheats - Xbox 360 - About - News & Issues Posted 10/26/2006
Toy Biz Oct 2006 - Marvel Legends - House of M Gift Pack Posted 10/26/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Diamond select Oct 2006 Marvel Origins Spider-Man Statue Posted 10/25/2006
Bandai 2005 BLADE. H G Marvel Heros 3 de Bandai.Figura espectacular. Posted 10/19/2006
Bandai 2005 SPIDER-MAN. H G Marvel Heros 3 de Bandai.Figura espectacular. Posted 10/18/2006
Bandai 2005 PSYLOCKE. H G Marvel Heros 3 de Bandai.Figura espectacular. Posted 10/18/2006
Bandai 2005 BLACK CAT. H G Marvel Heros 3 de Bandai.Figura espectacular. Posted 10/18/2006
Marvel Ultimate Wolverine Action Figure Posted 10/14/2006
Special: Gitaroo Man Creator On The State Of The Japanese Game Biz - Gamasutra Published 9/21/2006
ARCHANGEL MARVEL ARCHIVE SET [Metal Statues] / Sideshow Toy Posted 9/19/2006
DOCTOR OCTOPUS MARVEL ARCHIVE SET [Metal Statues] / Sideshow Toy Posted 9/19/2006
DR. DOOM MARVEL ARCHIVE SET 'COMI CON EXCLUSIVE' [Metal Statues] / Sideshow Toy Posted 9/19/2006
Marvel Mulls Avengers Film Posted 9/14/2006
Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Movie Announced Published 9/13/2006
Win Marvel Select Cloak & Dagger Action Figures Posted 9/7/2006
Keep an sharp eye on our new Marvel Archive set! Posted 9/6/2006
Naruto a Top Seller? Believe it! - GameDAILY BIZ Published 8/31/2006
Marvel PSP 3age Figure #1: 1 Box Published 8/25/2006
The Value of Marvel's Next Act Published 8/24/2006 by  The Motley Fool 
Marvel's New Facility Published 8/19/2006 by  The Motley Fool 
Marvel Select - Mephisto Published 8/13/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Marvel Sees Lower Q2 Profit On Decreased Licensing Published 8/8/2006 by  Gamasutra.com 
Marvel Reports Q2 2006 Earnings Per Share of $0.19; Raises 2006 ... - Finanzen.net Posted 8/7/2006
Furi Furi's Marvel Reborn Posted 8/7/2006
Comic-Con Tidbit: Hasbro Marvel Legends Posted 7/28/2006
LOOKING AT TOY BIZ' TNA TOY LINE - Pro Wrestling Insider - Xtra Published 7/24/2006
Mattel to make hybrid video gaming system - Bizjournals.com Published 7/22/2006
Marvel Announces 'Halo Ongoing' - 1UP.com Published 7/22/2006
2007 Marvel Legends Revealed! 'ToyFare' #109 reveals the first series of Marvel Legends from Hasbro Published 7/11/2006 by  Wizarduniverse.com 
Amazon.com launches own toy store after Toys 'R' Us tiff - Bizjournals.com Published 7/6/2006
Toy biz hopes ride on ‘Cars’ - Kansas City Star Published 6/14/2006
THE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN-MARVEL.COM LAUNCHES BLOGS - comic Book Resources Published 6/13/2006
Marvel Defection Deals Blow To Shares Published 6/13/2006 by  Media Info Center 
Marvel Madness - Playthings Published 6/7/2006
Arad Quits Marvel To Produce Published 6/1/2006
X-Men conquer box office, but Marvel stock sputters Published 5/31/2006 by  MarketWatch 
The Biz: BK Puts Bratz' Genie In A Bag; Sprite Finds Lost Partner? - Brandweek Magazine Published 5/15/2006
Marvel Reports Q1 2006 Earnings Per Share of $0.19; Raises 2006 ... - Business Wire Published 5/4/2006
Marvel Announces Film Plans, Favreau To Direct Iron Man - VFXWorld Posted 4/29/2006
Marvel Studios Engages All-Star Roster For New Film Slate - WebWire Published 4/28/2006
Marvel Select Spider-Woman Action Figure Contest Posted 4/27/2006
Is Marvel Ready for its Close-Up? Published 4/27/2006 by  Isegoria 
Marvel Comics leaps into movie-making - CNNMoney.com Posted 4/26/2006
Monopoly seeks Denver landmark for game board - Bizjournals.com Published 4/25/2006
Furi Furi on Marvel Reborn Posted 4/25/2006
McDonald's serves up new salad, get-fit Happy Meal - Bizjournals.com Published 4/22/2006
McDonald's launches new salad, get-fit Happy Meal - Bizjournals.com Published 4/19/2006
Mattel and Universal ink DVD pact - Bizjournals.com Published 4/15/2006
Wal-Mart Marvel Legends Coming in May Posted 4/13/2006
Marvel Universe 1 Box Published 4/13/2006
Wal-Mart Marvel Legends Published 4/11/2006 by  Superhero Times 
The Biz: BK Is Foster's QSR Home; Red Bull Really Wants To Direct - Brandweek Magazine Published 4/10/2006
Microsoft pledges to triple Xbox 360 software support in Japan - GamesIndustry.biz Published 4/7/2006
PETER DAVID TO SCRIPT KING'S 'DARK TOWER' AT MARVEL - comic Book Resources Published 4/6/2006
San Mateo's YouTube raises $8M, inks 'Star Trek' deal - Bizjournals.com Posted 4/6/2006
IGF Awards winner Darwinia heads to US retail - GamesIndustry.biz Posted 4/5/2006
Namco Bandai Concurrently Fast and Furious - GameDAILY BIZ Published 4/5/2006
/ Top Biz News Posted 4/1/2006
Bizarro issues challenge to archrival, Man of Steel - Washington Times Published 4/1/2006
The Biz: Spotted: Owl Marketing For NLC; Moms Aid Mattel's ... - Brandweek Magazine Published 3/28/2006
Spike TV's 'Blade: The Series' Based on Marvel's Renowned Super Hero to Feature... Published 3/28/2006 by  Automotive.com 
PureHero to Introduce Marvel Super Hero Performance Apparel – A Super Gift Idea for Aspiring Super H Posted 3/26/2006
Marvel Reports 2005 Earnings Per Share of $0.97, Inclusive of a ... - Business Wire Published 3/26/2006
On the Horizon: Upcoming MMOs - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/25/2006
Interview: Ace Combat Zero - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/24/2006
Glu Mobile Gets Transformers License - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/21/2006
WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE 'HALO' GRAPHIC ... - comic Book Resources Published 3/21/2006
Bungie Extends Halo Franchise With Marvel Comic - Gamasutra Published 3/21/2006
Namco Bandai: PS3 Spring Launch 'Impossible' - GameDAILY BIZ Published 3/20/2006
Marvel Entertainment 4Q Profit Falls - MSN Money Published 3/19/2006
CORRECTED - Marvel 4th-qtr profit drops after charge - Reuters Published 3/19/2006
Marvel Reports 2005 Earnings Per Share of $0.97, Inclusive of a ... - Business Wire (press release) Published 3/19/2006
WIZARD WORLD LA, DAY ONE: MARVEL & BUNGIE ANNOUNCE "HALO" GRAPHIC ... - comic Book Resources Posted 3/19/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz - Now Playing Magazine Published 3/19/2006
Bratz inspire fashion line - Bizjournals.com Published 3/19/2006
Spring launch for PS3 is "impossible" - Namco Bandai boss - GamesIndustry.biz Posted 3/19/2006
Marvel Universe Classic 1: 1 Box (10pcs) Published 3/14/2006
Winter Park retailer belies standard comics fare (BizJournals) Posted 3/13/2006
Marvel Legends Nightcrawler - Comic Book Bin Posted 3/13/2006
Get ready to Face-Off with Marvel Legends Published 3/1/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Marvel upgraded at J.P. Morgan on strong movie slate Published 2/28/2006 by  MarketWatch 
TF06 - Marvel Legends Face-Off Published 2/26/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz (Comics2Film) Posted 2/24/2006
Marvel Reports 2005 Earnings Per Share of $0.97, Inclusive of a One-Time Charge (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) Posted 2/24/2006
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz (Comics2Film) Posted 2/24/2006
Cautious Optimism for Marvel Entertainment Published 2/24/2006 by  The Media Stock Blog 
The Hulk rights are reverted back to Marvel Published 2/24/2006 by  Comingsoon.net 
Toy Fair 2006: Toy Biz - Now Playing Magazine Published 2/22/2006
TF06 - Marvel Legends Icons and Masterworks Published 2/16/2006 by  Superhero Times 
Toy biz sees the big picture at N.Y. fair (Reuters via Yahoo! News) Posted 2/13/2006
Toy biz sees the big picture at N.Y. fair Published 2/13/2006 by  Reuters 
Marvel Legends Showdown Poll Posted 2/8/2006
Activision and Marvel create Legends Published 2/8/2006 by  Computer And Video Games 
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