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On this week's Thursday toy hunt we had several objectives. First and foremost, we were trying to locate the final Marvel Legends we need to finish Cull Obsidian (Avengers: Infinity War Wave 2). Our second objective was to find a complete Vulture, with his head intact. Finally, bring you an exciting hunt. We didn't even think, we would hit a 3 cent Black Series figure though. Enjoy the Instagram posts Junkies, as we scour the area hoping to find Marvel Legends. #AFJ4LIFE

Omg we found it! @hasbro @target #marvel

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Quick stop at Goodwill while Avengers Wave 2 #toyhunting! #afj4life

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Searching a second #Walmart for #marvellegends...

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#aisle of #misfittoys at #Walmart! #blackseries

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The AFJ Crew reveal the winner of their Juggernaut Build-A-Figure Contest. We also discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story, Wizard World, our latest toy hunt, the Spider-Man Vulture's missing head, and we finally locate a $0.03 cent Star Wars Black Series figure. #AFJ4LIFE

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Diamond Select Toys has just released images and details on their upcoming GameStop exclusives. That's right, Junkies we are adding GameStop to our regular toy hunts as now we will be on the lookout for these great Deadpool, Thanos, and Marvel Netflix releases! It appears as if GameStop is going to be our best bet for collectibles as we are about to be without TRU in a few short months. #AFJ4LIFE

Press Release: Who’s in your Gallery? The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas has taken the collectible world by storm, offering collectors quality 9” scale sculptures of their favorite Marvel heroes at a fraction of the cost of a resin statue. From the beginning, the GameStop chain of stores has been a supporter of the line, offering variants on some of the line’s most popular characters, and now GameStop is offering a new wave of exclusives, including dioramas of Deadpool and TV’s Defenders!

Now available at GameStop stores and online, the Unmasked Deadpool diorama features an exclusive unmasked head sculpt, showing the scarred mug of Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth. Leaping from a swirling flame, Wade wields his twin katanas with professional precision in this handcrafted sculpt by Jean St. Jean, based on a design by Nelson Asencio. Also available from GameStop is the exclusive X-Force edition of Deadpool, in which Wade wears a masked, grey version of his costume to mark his time with that black-ops team of X-Men.

Arriving in stores and online now, GameStop has an exclusive line of sculpts based on the Defenders, as they appeared on the popular NetFlix TV series. Designed by Nelson Asencio and digitally sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, the teamed-up vigilantes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist each arrive in an action pose unique to GameStop, featuring the likeness of each actor.

Coming this fall, the comic version of Thanos arrives to take on the heroic forces of the Marvel Universe! Standing atop a mountain of skulls, the death-obsessed Mad Titan strikes a menacing pose, with a sculpt by Alterton based on a design by Caesar.

Each 9-inch scale PVC diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a hinged fifth-panel cover, decorated with art of the product on the outside and comic or promotional art on the inside.

All of these new releases join current GameStop exclusive variants, including the Unmasked Gwenpool variant, showing off the dyed locks of Gwen Poole, the Merc with a Smirk; Red Hulk, a variant on DST's green Hulk PVC with an all-new head sculpt; and Symbiote Spider-Man, our favorite wall-crawler in his living black suit.

Find these PVC Dioramas online at GameStop.com, or look for them at your nearest GameStop store!

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Eaglemoss has released 9 ships in celebration of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Yes, the second spin-off series from the Star Trek franchise is 25 years old. Below you will find the official press release, complete with images and links to pick up these fantastic ships. 

Check out AFJ's Eaglemoss Collectibles reviews and coverage HERE.

Press Release: It’s been a quarter century since the debut of the first Star Trek series not set on board a ship called Enterprise and Eaglemoss Collections is inviting fans to celebrate.  Here are nine classic starships that put into port across seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  Each is available to own as an incredibly detailed die-cast replica, official authorized by CBS Studios, and at special 25th anniversary savings – either as part of a subscription to the Official Star Trek Starships Collection or as individual purchases from the Eaglemoss Shop or favorite comic shop.


1: Danube Class Runabout

A vital part of operations for the Deep Space Nine crew, able to serve on a variety of different mission types. The ships in this class were named for famous rivers on Earth, including the U.S.S. Rio Grande, the U.S.S. Yangtzee and the U.S.S. Orinoco.

2: Bajoran Solar-Sail Vessel

A relic from the distant past of Bajoran space exploration. Legend had it that it made it all the way to Cardassia itself almost 800 years prior. Benjamin Sisko recreated this ship from ancient plans to see if the legend was true.

3: Cardassian Galor Class

The most-common warships in the Cardassian fleet, they featured heavily in DS9 during the Dominion War. Fighting alongside Dominion ships, they inflicted heavy damage to the combined Federation and Klingon fleets.

4: Akira Class

Built for action, it played a major role in winning back Deep Space Nine for the Federation. Designed to confront threats encroaching on Starfleet’s borders in space, the ship’s layout presented a narrow target, and its saucer section functioned not unlike an aircraft carrier.

5: U.S.S. Defiant

Originally built to defend against a Borg invasion, this relatively small class prototype was the Federation’s very first true warship.  At just 4 decks and a crew of about 40, it nevertheless proved itself as one of the most-powerful and consistent players in the Dominion War’s hard-fought battles.

6: Jem’Hadar Fighter

Commonly used by the Dominion at the front lines of battle, this beetle-shaped attack ship was typically deployed in groups of three. Late in the Dominion War, it was outfitted with an energy-dampening weapon that proved devastating to Federation forces and their allies until countermeasures were eventually developed.

7: Bajoran Raider

Made from spare parts and whatever Bajoran Resistance engineers could scrounge together, this ship was a true underdog, not even capable of impulse speeds in space, let alone warp. But within a planet's atmosphere, this strike fighter bared its teeth, often attacking in groups, and proving itself faster and more maneuverable than ships that otherwise outclassed it.

8: Romulan Shuttle

In many ways a comparable ship class to the Federation Danube Class Runabout, but with a very distinctive Romulan design and features. It also had a cloaking device that rendered the ship invisible to sensors as well as the naked eye.

9: Klingon Vor’cha Class
This battlecruiser featured heavily in all the defining battles of the Dominion War and was the flagship of choice for General Martok, as well as Chancellors Gowron and K’mpec. Instantly recognizable as a Klingon vessel, years of peace and sharing of technology with the Federation influenced aspects of its design.

The ships of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine forever changed the landscape of Star Trek lore. To commemorate this critically important turning point in Star Trek history, Eaglemoss Collections is making some history of its own. New subscribers to the Official Star Trek Starships Collection will not only get their first ship  – TNG’s U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D – for only $4.95, but also receive the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205 for half price – both with free shipping (use the code DS9 at checkout) Plus, every subscription includes a selection of free gifts valued at over $90 and additional savings of up to 20% off each ship in the collection. 

Non-subscribers can drop by the Eaglemoss Shop to enjoy 10% off the purchase of any or all DS9 ships, including our Deep Space Nine 25th Anniversary Bundle, which includes a special edition Deep Space Nine space station and two ships from Season 2. Or look for them at your local comic shop.

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The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that James Mangold, the director of the final Wolverine film, LOGAN, will direct a stand-alone Star Wars film featuring the bounty hunter Boba Fett. They also broke the news that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class franchise) will co-write the film.

"James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned".

The Hollywood Reporter also stated that "Lucasfilm is developing movies on a slew of characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has Stephen Daldry in negotiations to direct, although no writers are working on a script" (Read the full story HERE).

AFJ'S TAKE: We are a little surprised that the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie hasn't been officially announced yet or has a director. It is the film that fans (we included) have been asking for. However, Boba Fett is a close second. The question then becomes, who will play Boba Fett? Temuera Morrison played Jango Fett and Daniel Logan played Boba Fett (Jango's clone) in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Logan, now 31 years old, is the right age, depending on when the story takes place. Yet will Lucasfilm gamble on a relatively unknown actor in the title role? They are doing that with Solo: A Star Wars Story, so perhaps this weekend is a litmus test?

Details are scarce, but we have a feeling a little of speculation will occur until Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April of 2019.

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Hot off of Solo: A Star Wars Story comes The Black Series Enfys Nest & Swoop Bike. This new addition to the Black Series was not announced at Toy Fair 2018. After seeing the film, this is a much-welcomed surprise. It was the one item from the 3.75" line I could not live without, but I will gladly pass up for the Black Series rendition. No word if the helmet comes off yet.

The Star Wars The Black Series Solo Movie Enfys Nest & Swoop Bike 6" Action Figure is up for PRE-ORDER on DorkSideToys.com.

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Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke,  Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Thandi Newton, Joonas Suotamo and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan
Directed by: Ron Howard
Studio: Lucasfilm (Walt Disney Studios)
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 2 hrs, 15 min

Once upon a time Star Wars consisted of three movies and a few made-for-TV efforts that we’ve all collectively agreed never happened. That meant the whole of the franchise rested on the back of that first trilogy. Every warm, fuzzy feeling from every fan on the planet could be found within their running time; as movie-going experiences went, that made them almost sacred.

But times have changed, and we’re living in a new reality. The disappointment most people felt in the prequels demonstrated that George Lucas wasn’t perfect, and with the whole franchise now exploding into yearly movies, TV shows and ancillary entertainment, a certain amount of letdown is inevitable. The Star Wars series has practically become a genre unto itself – much like James Bond, which set the pace for this style of filmmaking – and that means that not every new movie is going to be a game-changer. Some are merely going to be reliable entertainment… and some are going to flat-out stink.

The problem is that there’s still a huge difference between an engaging bucket of popcorn and a waste of everyone’s time, which has been blurred by the franchise’s status at the top of the pop-culture heap. Star Wars won’t always upend our every expectation like The Last Jedi did, or move the property in a new direction like Rogue One did. And that’s not a bad thing, provided it still delivers the goods on that galaxy far, far away

Solo probably won’t top anyone’s list of their favorite Star Wars movies, and if you’re looking for any surprises, you’ve come to the wrong place. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a whole lot of fun: predictable fun, safe fun and utterly mainstream fun, to be sure, but fun nonetheless. Stunning and profound revelations about the past of everyone’s favorite smuggler are thin on the ground, but hey: you wanna see how the Kessel Run went down?

That’s the bargain Solo offers: detailing the early years of its title character (Alden Ehrenreich, taking over from Harrison Ford) without throwing a lot of curve balls at us. Long-time fans won’t have any problem checking off the beats: his first meet-cute team-up with Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), the aforementioned less-than-twelve-parsecs jaunt, and that infamous sabacc game where he won his beloved Millennium Falcon from noted card shark Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
Director Ron Howard sandwiches those moments between a larger plot involving – what else? – a debt to a noted crime lord (Paul Bettany) and a series of near-impossible feats required to pay him off. It also gives Han an irascible mentor (Woody Harrelson, having a blast), a gal-pal-turned-possible-love-interest (Emilia Clarke), and even a destiny involving something better than hauling illegal freight for scumbags. None of it really challenges our expectations, and Solo relies on nostalgia rather than innovation to keep eyes on the screen.

And yet if you accept the fact that things will look and feel exactly, precisely the way you expect them to, the film still has a lot to offer. Co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has a not-insignificant claim to the character (he helped pen Empire, Jedi and The Force Awakens), and brings a lot of enthusiasm to these early chapters of his co-creation’s journey. This Han is a lot more cocksure and a lot less able to back up his bluster, and Solo provides him with plenty of wretched hives of scum and villainy to run for his life in.

The underworld components actually form some of the movie biggest strengths. We’re very accustomed to the firm moral boundaries of the Star Wars universe, with sharp lines drawn between the light and the dark. Solo dives deeply into the grey areas, where people are neither good or bad, but whatever mix of the two has allowed them to survive thus far. Howard find potent material just by showing us how the rules work at the street level of the Empire, and ensures that the cast captures the same vibe. Bettany gets the best of it, and his quietly sociopathic gangster is one of the best reasons to tune in, but Glover and Clarke feel right at home too… to the point where they almost overshadow the leads at times.

And here and there, something more interesting bubbles to the surface. The thorny question of droids’ rights, for instance – sentient beings kept as slaves – gets a very effective subplot, as does the notion of how a larger evil like the Empire fosters countless smaller evils like graft and corruption. Here, Solo provides some quietly solid ideas to back up its by-the-book development, as well as engendering a distinctive identity separate from previous Star Wars movies.

It comes down to expectations, and what you’re willing to demand from this entry solely because of the pedigree it holds. Solo can’t compare with the greatest Star Wars movies, but to call it a failure because of that is far too limited. This is the franchise’s comfort food department, showing us a good time with some old friends that neither challenges nor disappoints. Considering the alternatives, that’s worth its share of praise.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer - YouTube

 

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Lando Calrissian is a man of many talents. It is a testament to those talents (and the acting of Billy Dee Williams) that in the 14 minutes and 30 seconds of screen time over two Star Wars movies he had (Which is less than Jar Jar Binks had in just The Phantom Menace), that he has made such a lasting impression. He is so loved that he has been in Star Wars: Battlefront II, Star Wars: Rebels, and will be in the upcoming Star Wars anthology movie, Solo (with Donald Glover playing a young Lando).

He also had his own five-issue comic book run, like Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Obi-wan and Anakin, Mace Windu, and Han Solo, simply called: Lando (Which came out before all the examples but Leia). When I review Star Wars comics I judge it based on a few specific criteria: does it introduce something new, does it stay true to the character and examine them closer, and does it make me want to read more Star Wars comics.

Yes, on all three counts.

The story starts with Lando, in classic fashion, wooing an imperial leader into giving him the item he came there to steal. He delivers it to a man he, and his trusty friend Lobot), is in debt to. Lando expects it to cover 100% of the debt, but it only covers 10%. The man he owes money to then gives him a new job, which will cover the rest of the debt: steal a wealthy Imperial’s ship. Lando and Lobot put a team together: an expert in ancient artifacts and twin panther warrior clones. After they steal it, they see that it’s a ship with some of the Emperor’s personal guards on board and full of sith artifacts; they stole the Emperor’s personal ship.

Something Old, Something New

Originally introduced in this comic (to the best of my knowledge), then reinforced by Star Wars: Battlefront II, is the idea that the long ago people in that galaxy we love far, far away never knew what the Emperor actually was. No one knew that Palpatine was a sith lord, which is an interesting reminder in a post-star wars prequel world. The artifact expert, or Sava, Korin Pers (before she met Lando, she was a professor on the history of the Jedi), hit explained to Lando the fear that comes with knowing that the Emperor is so interested in the sith, “You might not believe or understand what the sith were capable of, but I know enough to be terrified. Not to mention that I have become supremely unsettled to know that our exalted Emperor Palpatine is a devoted collector of sith memorabilia.”

In the pages of this comic, you see the overwhelming influence the sith has over normal people when one of the Panther twins, Aleskin, looks at something at the center of the room that fills him with a selfishness for the power of the ship. He cuts the arm off of his twin, and starts a campaign to kill the rest of the members of the team. We know that the dark side through Palpatine’s manipulations seduced Anakin, but to have a switch so severe as to have Aleskin attack the person he cares about in the galaxy a single moment after feeling the influence, it is a frightening new thought.

Something “Borrowed,” Something Lando

Lando is solidified in this as a smooth-talking gambler who holds cards up his sleeves, but he is also a man who cares deeply for his friends. This is best shown through his relationship to Lobot, and what Lando does to save him. Over the course of the story Lobot is injured, and to keep the imperial implants from taking over his mind Lobot needs to stay focused to hold them back. Lando puts him in a Bacta-tank while they figure out what to do next. When the situation becomes more then he can handle, Lando retrieves his friend as everything around him is breaking down.

As he is carrying him out they run into the sith powered Aleskin, Lando explains his secret after killing the alien, “Bluffing doesn’t work if people know you're bluffing. Everyone knows Lando Calrissian doesn’t fight. He gets by on charm. Luck. Only ones who know different are dead.”

Lando plays the “lover, not a fighter” role, so no one expects him to be able to defend himself. This is an essential part of Lando that isn’t as nuanced in the Original Trilogy. We see him betray and the save our heroes, but you don’t see the turn from talking to blaster there.

And a Credit in his shoe

While this comic introduces a lot of new, thought-provoking characters, one of them interests me the most, a female bounty hunter who has a history with Lando and Lobot (romantic in Lobot’s case) called Chanath Cha. She and her relationship to Lobot are the kinds of little details that I always find in Star Wars and their comics that make me want more. The idea that there is so much we don’t see, that there is a whole world out there beyond our characters, is what I love about Star Wars.

If I hadn’t already read most of the Star Wars out already, I would read more. Luckily for me, and all you out there looking for more Lando in your life Solo is just around the corner and there is a new comic launching on May 30th that ties into the new movie: Lando Double or Nothing. Suffice it to say, I will be at my comic book store next week.

SOLO - A Star Wars Story LANDO Marvel Cover

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Mezco Toyz dropped hints of this Wolverine on Monday across their various social media platforms. We are thrilled with the full reveal now and that we can finally get a "Patch" Wolverine. We did not see this one at Toy Fair, so Mezco has floored us again with another fantastic ONE:12 release. Full details and pre-order link below, Junkies! #AFJ4LIFE

Press Release: Soldier • Weapon • Mutant. The One:12 Collective Logan figure invokes his rugged and feral nature. He features three head portraits, a cowboy hat, a dog tag, a fitted tank-top with jeans, a belt with a western-style buckle, a leather-like jacket with a functional zipper, and cowboy boots. Logan comes with six interchangeable hands - both with and without his trademark claws extended.

Born James Howlett, Logan was one of the most prolific X-Men before his tenure as Wolverine came to an end. Now in search of a quieter life, Logan must face the limited nature of his regenerative abilities while also coming to the aid of those who need his help.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE LOGAN FIGURE FEATURES:
  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Three (3) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 16cm tall
  • Six (6) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of clawed fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
COSTUME:
  • Tailored tank-top
  • Belt with western-style buckle
  • Jeans
  • Leather-like jacket
  • Cowboy boots
ACCESSORIES:
  • One (1) a dog tag
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Logan figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Logan is available for pre-order at http://mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-logan and will slash his way into stores November – January 2019.

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Hey Junkies, we went into Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia with a simple question: Have Comic Cons changed? We guessed that we would see three pop vendors for every comic vendor and two collectible vendors for every comic vendor, and it that seemed to be the case after we looked through the whole showroom. It was sad to see, but we still had a little bit of fun walking around and seeing what the sparse vendor space had to offer. #AFJ4LIFE

Additional Wizard World Philadelphia AFJ coverage below.

WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA 2018 COSPLAY – FRIDAY

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