On the way to the airport for my trip home I️ decided to kill some time and stop by GameStop. To my surprise there was not one, but two Back in Black Deadpool figures on the shelf. I️ grabbed one but had to wait until I️ got back to take some quick pics.
Overall he’s a great Deadpool figure to add to your Marvel Legends collection. Out of the package, you get an alternate venomized head, three extra hands, tentacles, and two purple katanas. You get great possibility with a few loose joints here and there. More on that later. There are complaints that the alternate head doesn’t fit and the tentacles don’t hold anything. My vemomized head went on no problem, so there should be no worries there. As far as the tentacles holding the swords. While limited, there are a few different ways you can get them to stay in. One problem my particular figure has is a very loose right wrist on the sword grabbing hand. So loose, the only pose I️ could get was of him holding it above his head. ️
Another small gripe is there is nothing for him to put his katanas in. I understand the cost aspect but the hole in his back for his tentacles makes an easy swap.
Overall, it’s a great figure for the price. That said, he is currently on sale online and in stock.
Mattel (MAT) doesn’t appear to want to play with Hasbro (HAS). Both stocks are lower after Mattel reportedly rejected a takeover offer from rival Hasbro. Mattel told Hasbro the offer undervalues the company and didn’t factor in the potential rejection from anti-trust regulators. Mattel will reportedly continue to negotiate. (Yahoo financial)
It looks like Hasbro has their eye on Mattel once again. Many would think that the two companies combined would dominate the market. Realistically, the result of a combined Hasbro and Mattel would be a large company, but far from dominant in the fragmented toy industry. Together, they would control one third of the US market for traditional toys and games, and just 22% globally. The rise of companies such as Lego, Funko, NECA, Just Play, and others are starting to offer a counterbalance with their growing market share. (more…)
Hasbro released the press photos for the new Stat Wars figures they revealed this morning at NYCC. They revealed some new 3.75-in Force Link figures and 6-in Black Series that got great reviews from people in attendance. Check out the press photos below. (more…)