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Spoilers: Marvel Collector Corps Hulk POP! (again)

So Funko revealed their Hulk POP! A few weeks back but now we have a video with the actual POP! Itself. There is still time to grab this box. It closes tonight at midnight. You can get it here and check out the video below. As always, spoilers ahead.
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New Black Panther LEGO Sets Coming Jan 1

I️ have a habit of getting in trouble with LEGO for posted their stuff before it is officially revealed.  But with less than a month until their release date, both 2018 LEGO Marvel Black Panther movie sets have now been revealed and are up for pre-order on their site.  Unfortunately we have to wait until after Christmas (Jan 1) to get them in hand.  But that is still plenty of time before the release to get people geared up to see it.  There aren’t many if any spoilers in these sets.  Lego has been know to reveal some key plot points in some of their sets.  Remember Giant Man from Civil War?
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Hasbro in Talks to Buy Mattel, Again

UPDATE (11/16 12:40 PST):

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…)

Black Panther MCU Marvel Legends Officially Revealed


The wave for the Black Panther movie was officially revealed today over at The Hollywood Reporter. Like other Legends lines, they will have a BAF which is Okoye, one of Black Panther’s bodyguards.

Among the characters in the line are Black Panther, the villainous Erik Killmonger (played in the movie by Michael B. Jordan), and Nakia, a deadly fighter played by Lupita Nyong’o. (more…)