Monthly Archives: March 2013

More TOS minimates on the way!

ImageDiamond Select Toys has updated their Facebook page with this new image of Kirk and Khan in minimates form! This set is headed for Toys R Us stores this summer and should round-out the Star Trek Legacy minimates which already includes the following 2 packs:

  • Cpt Picard and Borg Drone
  • Cpt. Janeway and 7 of 9
  • Cpt. Sisko and Gul Dukat

Look for these new Star Trek minimates in TRU stores around July!

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Marvel Legends Prices Skyrocket?!?

As an action figure collector, I’ve watched as my favorite lines have taken minor price increases over the past few years, so when I found the new Marvel Legends “Hit Monkey” wave at my local Toys R Us, I was prepared to drop a few extra bucks on the Ultimate Cap figure. I mean, how much could it be? An extra $2? I was already used to paying $15.99 for these suckers, and I know that production costs on them keep rising, so I had it in my head that I could swing an extra buck or two without feeling too cheated. Of course the figure was on an un-labeled peg, so I just grabbed it and headed up towards the cash register, not really giving it too much thought.

To paraphrase Illidan Stormrage from Warcraft lore, “I was not prepared!” The cashier scanned my newest Cap and I stared confused as $22.99 popped up on the cash register. Really?!? $22.99 for a single figure? For a line light on accessories and riddled with hit and misses, I’m starting to think $23 a piece might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Marvel announced last week that French-Canadian UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre will be portraying long-time Cap foe Georges Batroc, better known as Batroc the Leaper, in the new Cap movie. For those unfamiliar with the character, Batroc is a French-born mercenary who specializes in savate, a French form of kickboxing.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for release April 4th, 2014 and will star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell and Maximiliano Hernández.