Toy Fair 2014, the preeminent event on the toy calendar for this year, is currently going on in New York City. This is the week where all the biggest toy manufacturers in the world reveal their latest work and newest licenses. Often, they tie into some of the biggest upcoming movies. Mysterious films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction are a little more familiar once the toys are revealed, while old standards like Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars and so many others all show the world what they have coming up next.
There’s so much news coming out of Toy Fair, in fact, it can be mind-boggling and even stressful for collectors. Below, we’ve grabbed the cream of the crop so you’ll at least have the basics of what’s going on in the movie related toy world. Read More »
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Even before their hit movies, if you said the names “Iron Man,” “Thor” or “Captain America” to your mom, she probably knew what they looked like. They’re just recognizable, iconic characters with roots firmly planted in popular culture. Now try the same thing with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Spoiler alert: it won’t work.
Though comic book fans are very familiar with the ragtag superhero team, most people have no idea who they are, which is the biggest issue facing Marvel with the August release. How can they make the public aware these are Marvel Cinematic Universe characters on par with those other iconic superheroes?
One way is to first reveal their toys. Toys are a perfect way to show parents, “These are things we want your kids to care about.” So on Thursday, we saw the Hasbro figures and now the first Lego set has been revealed. It features our first look at the Guardians’ ship, the Milano, and a scene from the film called “The Milano Spaceship Rescue.” Check out the images below. Read More »
Outside of Comic-Con and D23 Expo, no one has seen footage from James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. And that footage was completed mere days into shooting. Now, the director has been done for a while, is deep into post-production, and a trailer is most definitely coming soon. (Next Tuesday, February 18, is the rumored drop date.)
But official images of the upcoming Marvel Legends toys featuring characters from the film have hit the net. They are very detailed and finished, and should tide us through the weekend until next week’s trailer and poster debut. Check them out below. Read More »
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Stan Lee is the father of many of the great Marvel comic book superheroes we now watch every year on the big screen. Its hard not to notice Stan’s cameo appearances — I think even non-geeks recognize Lee.
Stan has appeared in a lot of the Marvel movies: X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man 3, and Thor: The Dark World. He even had a cameo in Marvel’s ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
But Lee will not be appearing in Marvel’s 2014 release Guardians of The Galaxy, the first Marvel Studios film without the legendary creator. Find out why after the jump.
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