Comics, Toys

Right in the Childhood! Gentle Giant Is Making 12″ Marvel Secret Wars Figures

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If you can find any of the Marvel Secret Wars toys from the ’80s today, the plastic has generally collapsed into the kind of softness generally associated with a 100 year-old dude’s manhood (Stan Lee excepted – you know that dude does Viagra 24-7). But back then, it was a kid’s entryway into comics that went deeper than just Spider-Man and Captain America – less familiar characters (for the time) included Wolverine, Kang and Baron Zemo, and it was the first time young me ever became aware of them. (Yes, Wolverine was once a lesser-known character. Strange, but true.)

And now Gentle Giant is upsizing them into the $90, foot-high price range…and including the lenticular shields that were the central gimmick of the line! Black costume Spider-Man is first, fittingly, as the Secret Wars comic was the origin of that outfit and Venom by extension. For today only, Marvel’s even offering a discount code. Hobgoblin will follow, and it looks like Wolverine and Kang are next.

Yes, Kang is apparently popular enough now to merit a $90 figure. Never thought you’d see that day, didja?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist