Figure Friday has returned to once again haunt the toy aisles of your local big box store, mournfully wailing as it searches for new Marvel Legends figures but finding only Marvel’s Eternals figures.
Let’s see what new and frightening toys are out there now!
Ooooh Deadpool, that’s pretty spooky, right? Because DEADpool? I don’t know, I’m grasping at straws here. Truthfully, the only thing that’s scary about Deadpool to me is how successful those movies are.
However, I fully embrace the mantra of “Not For Me” and can recognize a cool figure when I see one. To the best of my knowledge this is the first Fox X-Men character to get the Figuarts treatment which kind of blows my mind. I did stop to consider a Hugh Jackman Wolverine done in the Figuarts style could possibly be TOO awesome so I’m glad that they started off slow, if only for my benefit.
Our pal Wade Wilson comes with a plethora of interchangeable hands (eight!), three sets of eyes, a couple of swords, and NO GUNS. This doesn’t bother me in the slightest but the same people I wrote about last time that were bent out of shape about McFarlane’s Red Hood figure lacking guns…well, they’re back and upset that Deadpool has no guns. I’ll admit that it’s a curious move on the part of Figuarts but I’m sure there will be a super deluxe version in no time that will come with an entire arsenal of
Ghost Ultimates Papa Emeritus I Figure
I love the band Ghost. They’re like KISS, but they don’t suck. (Editor’s Note: I’d like to talk to after class re: KISS).
It’s all there…the theatricality, the makeup, and most importantly the merchandising. They haven’t quite ascended (or descended) to producing Ghost caskets, wine, or Carnival cruises yet so I’m happy to be along for the ride.
If I’m being honest, this is probably the closest I’ve come to considering buying a Super7 Ultimates figure. They have some great licenses but I always manage to talk myself out of committing to yet another toyline to collect at the last possible second.
“Super7 is excited to introduce the newest figure to their Ultimates series, iconic heavy rock phenomenon, Papa Emeritus I. Elevate your Ghost collection to new heights!
Loaded with accessories, this 7-inch highly articulated figure comes with a handful of alternate heads and hands, and a microphone with stand.”
What If…? Zombie Captain America 1/10 Art Scale Limited Edition Statue
It wouldn’t be Halloween without zombies! You gotta have your zombies. So why not make it the most patriotic zombie in the multiverse?
Based off his (it’s?) appearance in What If…? this Zombie Captain America is perfect for the Cap collector that has everything…except a Zombie Cap statue.
The episode this statue is sourced from is a pretty effective MCU mini zombie flick and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Marvel Zombies got their own Halloween special somewhere down the line. So get in on this statue while the getting’s good! It will be out for the 3rd quarter 2022.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation Castle Grayskull Cookie Jar
Speaking of things I’m completely onboard with… I don’t know how I’ve made it literal decades in life with out having a giant, creepy, skeleton castle cookie jar in my kitchen.
For a show that was a bright and cheerful as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was, it was always puzzling to me that the heroes’ home base was a totally scary castle. I had the playset as a kid and I can confirm that it was definitely something that got put out of sight once it was time for bed.
Flashforward almost 40 years and it’s something you can keep your Oreos in. Or, if you’re totally eeeeevil, your oatmeal raisin cookies. If you’re so inclined, you can also purchase a Grayskull stein to fill with milk so you can have something to dunk your cookies in.
Both items are exclusive to Big Bad Toy Store and will ship in the 2nd quarter of next year…just in time for Halloween 2022!