Iron Man 3 to Get Top-Secret Marvel Select Figures and Minimates in 2013


The third Iron Man movie is almost upon us, and the trailers are promising plenty of action and drama. Well, Diamond Select is promising toys! Not only will there be two new movie-based figures coming to the popular 7-inch-scale Marvel Select toy line, there will also be an assortment of Marvel Minimates, the 2-inch mini-figure line that’s celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013!

This spring, collectors will have a chance to pick up Marvel Select figures of Iron Man in his new armor, as well as War Machine in his new “Iron Patriot” paint scheme. Each figure will stand over 7 inches tall and feature 16 points of articulation, as well as an interchangeable unmasked head of Tony Stark and James “Rhodey” Rhodes, respectively. Both will be packaged in the famous Marvel Select shelf-ready packaging, with character artwork on the spine. Images of the toys are under wraps until a later date, but you can pre-order them now, or keep checking our Facebook page for updates.

Like your toys a little smaller? The newest assortment of movie-based Minimates (designed by Art Asylum) will include two 2-packs shared between comic shops and Toys “R” Us, Iron Man with the Mandarin and Iron Patriot with a top-secret figure. It will also include two specialty store-exclusive sets, War Machine with Maya Hansen and Aldrich Killian with Cowboy Tony Stark, as well as two TRU-exclusive sets to be revealed later! We can’t show any of them to you, but we can say that each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Pre-order the specialty assortment today at your local comic shop, and be on the lookout for photos!

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Shellhead (Iron man) Jersey Review

Well Ladies and Gentlemen the moment has arrived…we are proud to bring to you our review of the Shellhead (Iron man) Jersey from our friends at Rink Gear aka. Geeky Jerseys.
If you caught our previous post about Rink Gear you’ll know they are a business dedicated to offering fully customized hockey gear. From digital printing to embroidery, they offer a wide range of professional level jerseys for all levels of play. Rink Gear also provides a graphic service to ensure they meet and exceed your needs. Their mission and guarantee is to offer the highest quality at the lowest price.
On with the review though! Firstly I will say the turnaround time is fantastic for what are fully customized pieces of kit; you’re probably talking about 8 weeks from the end of the selling window until it is ready to be shipped to you. Shipping is also very fast, we are based in Northern Ireland and got our jersey within a week of it being shipped out; this should mean that those of you on the other side of the pond can expect to get yours even more quickly.
On to the actual jersey itself, it is an absolutely beautiful piece of kit. You can see and feel the quality as soon as you remove it from the bag. It feels like a proper hockey jersey because it is a proper hockey jersey, not one of these lightweight wannabe jerseys you see advertised. The colours (yes colours not colors – we are in the UK of course) are vibrant and in your face, the stitching on the different sections/name/numbers is really high quality and far better than most hockey jerseys I have played in. Then of course you have the main piece of the jersey, the Arc Reactor! This just makes the jersey stand out even more. If someone doesn’t realise what jersey this is from a distance then they’ll realise as soon as they get that little bit closer! The same goes for the quality of all Geeky Jerseys that Rink Gear make.
On ice the jersey is exactly what you expect, a top quality jersey that does the job that is required of it. Don’t get me wrong, I know the vast majority of these jerseys will never be worn on ice but having worn Shellhead in full kit I can guarantee you it holds up fantastically.
Most of you though, who get a jersey from Rink Gear/Geeky Jerseys, will be wearing them casually and I can tell you this…be prepared for loads of attention! I wore the Shellhead jersey to my local professional team (The Belfast Giants) game this past weekend and people couldn’t stop commenting on the jersey and asking where I had got it from, even the players where coming up and asking about it.
So to summarise…Geeky Jerseys provide a fantastic service for something so specialised. They keep bringing us jersey after jersey that you just want! Be it Iron man, Captain America, Batman, Zelda, Doctor Who or Star Wars and this is to name but a few. Operation Retroshock cannot recommend these guys to you more, go ahead treat yourself, you won’t regret it.

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See two arcade classics tag-team for a power-packed combo in “Marvel vs. Capcom Origins,” coming to Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 this September!

Madame Tussaud Presents Marvel Superheroes 4D

By Edward Gambichler


     These days, you cannot see a movie without the major theatre chains offering the alternate “3D Experience” ( albeit with the additional ticket price increase needed to justify the eye candy ). Not many media outlets, tho, offer the truly visionary innovation that is the “4D Experience” and at a reasonable price of forty dollars. The New York franchise of Madame Tussaud’s wax figure museum, however, has risen to the challenge. And not only that…… showcases ( in both film and wax ) the Marvel Comic’s legendary lineup of superheroes. Unfortunately, in trying to rise to the challenge…………the good Madame misses the mark completely and plummets to the ground in flames.

     After paying the admittance fee, I took the elevator to the beginning of the tour. When I stepped off the elevator on to the ninth floor, I immediately was thrust into a celebrity filled A-list Holywood industry party. However, I wasn’t there to rub elbows with the self absorbed wax glitterati ( no offense to Brad, Angelina, George, Julia, and Morgan ), but with thunder gods and super-soldiers. As I made my way down to the eighth floor and through the historical figure exhibit of the museum ( almost running over Dr. Martin Luther King in the process ), I finally made it to the seventh floor and the Marvel exhibit. I expected the same grandeur that met me when I started the tour. What I got was what I can only be describe as a less than impressive display, hastily cobbled together to take advantage of the media blitz surrounding the release of the new Marvel film, “The Avengers”.

     First off, only four wax figures were on display, in the lobby of the theater wing of the museum. The wax figure lineup was comprised of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk. Unfortunately, with the exception of Iron Man, the wax figures embodied the previous Marvel film incarnations of the characters. Instead of the modern Avengers Captain America, I was greeted with the WW2 First Avenger Captain. And the Incredible Hulk was more in line with Ang Lee’s version of the green goliath than with the new Joss Whedon version. Iron Man and Thor, however, retain a uniform look in both movies so it was hard to pick out the flaws with their figures. And Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye could not be found anywhere. It was as if the museum director had just used wax figures that were laying around instead of requisitioning new ones made up. I was tempted to run back up to the ninth floor A-list party and make a grab for Sam Jackson to flesh out the display. The exhibit did not reflect the new movie’s lineup. That left the animated short film in the theater to salvage whatever hopes I had for a truly unique 4D experience.

     The movie begins with Captain America and Spiderman walking up to Buckingham Palace to accept an award from the Queen. Unfortunately, Dr. Doom shows up to throw a wrench in the proceedings. Pretty soon, Iron Man, Wolverine, and the Incredible Hulk show up to lend a much needed hand against the evil tyrant. The CGI animation ( although not on par with Pixar’s standard of excellence ) is shot to take advantage of the 3D. The 4D, however, left much to be desired. Whenever a character is thrown into a fountain, for example, a mist of  water is sprayed on the audience. And whenever Iron Man and Dr. Doom go at it with an array of power blasts, the side of the theater would pulsate with sequenced light fixtures. I think I’ll wait  May 4th to get my fix of The Avengers…in regular ole Digital IMAX………3D and 4D be damned!

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