MARVEL-ous NEW Collectibles from Gentle Giant ltd.!

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Thwip! You don’t need web shooters to hold your books upright when you have the snazzy new Spider-Man Logo for this dramatic and functional addition to your shelves, the Spider-Man logo bookends run the risk of overshadowing the books that they are supporting!

Crafted by Gentle Giant LTD the hand painted Spider-Man logo bookends are manufactured using high quality polystone and are felt-lined to grip and keep your books in pristine condition. They are perfect for holding comics, graphic novels, books, DVD’s and video games or for simply displaying them together as the iconic Spidey logo! make mine Marvel!

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Some things in the Universe just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy and Rocket and Groot! The Marvel Universe’s favorite dynamic duo come to life in a most animated way with the new Groot and Rocket animated Star-Lord statue, Groot and Rocket continue to cross the cosmos as vital and inseparable members of Peter Quill’s Guardians of the Galaxy team.

The world’s favorite talking tree and sarcastic space raccoon are together in this delightfully fun 2-for-1 addition to your Marvel Animated Statue line from Gentle Giant LTD. 

The Groot and Rocket animated was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificated of authenticity. Make mine Marvel!

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Sometimes a villain, sometimes an antihero, the alien Symbiote know as Venom strikes fear into the hearts of the Marvel Universe! When he is a villain, the hulking brute that is Venom is one of the deadliest foes of Spider-Man. With his origins in the original Marvel Secret Wars and his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #300, Venom has been a thorn in the side of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for almost three decades!

The Venom Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. This 1:8 scale statue of Venom features a lot of teeth, a lot of tongue and a lot of terror that he will bring to your collection!

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Born on Earth to an Earthling mother and alien father, Peter Quill quickly found his way to the stars, surviving among the space pirates known as Ravagers. Peter’s adventures have taken him from one end of the galaxy to the next. He has encountered thousands of alien life forms from hundreds of worlds, and continues to protect them all as one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! The Animated Star-Lord Statue was digitally sculpted, and then 3D printed on state of the art 3D Systems printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!

for more info check out www.gentlegiantltd.com and www.3dsystems.com

New Reebok Spider-Man Themed Sneakers

Just recently Marvel announced a new line of exclusive sneakers from Reebok the Spider-Man themed sneakers The Night Storm HLS which was introduced in 2012 as a reinterpretation of the Night Sky Mid which features Graphlite shank and Hexalite in the heel making the shoe lighter, The Venom sneakers will have a 3D Screen print graphics on the underlys, bright white speed-lacing and outsole and the image of Venom emblazoned on the insole.

 Spider-Man who’s arguably the most iconic Marvel character ever will be feature on the Insta Pump Fury which was introduced in 1994 as the perfect running shoe at the time, It incorporated the three proven technologies as well – Graphlite, Hexalite and Pump all within an exoskeleton inflate that eliminates the need for laces, and with the added features of Spider-Man graphic and colorways this shoe should stand out more than the others.

Hopefully these exclusive sneakers will not cost an arm and leg, Parents and collectors should pickup a pair! looking at the screenshots of different graphic variations has me thinking about it..

 The Spider-Man themed sneakers which will be available in July for more info go to Marvel.com!

Marvel at C2E2 brings Minimum Carnage

Not much is around for this series yet but Marvel has announced a return for the insane villain Carnage at C2E2, it might be too early to talk about the project but that hasn’t stopped them from making wild cover art showing off a teaser for the upcoming story. It’s hard to say what will happen this time around but we’ll have to hold on and wait through it.

Venom #17 gets a variant edition

Flash hasn’t had an easy run since taking on the symbiote suit, in Venom #17 it’s about to get even crazier as the crime-master he’s been fighting launches a new bold attack against Venom with a new gang to lend a hand. It’s not just going to get ugly, it’s going to get very personal as Flash has family and friends targeted by this foe.

Link: Marvel News

Issue details:

  • Release date: May 2, 2012
  • Written by: Cullen Bunn & Rick Remender
  • Art by: Kev Walker
  • Variant by: Kev Walker
  • Original by: Mike Del Mundo
  • Price: $3.99

 

Marvel and PDP launch new iPhone 4 cases for comic fans

Marvel has quite a history with comics, today they’re sharing a bit of that history in a new way thanks to a partnership with Performance Designed Products. Their new clip cases for the iPhone 4 deliver a bit of protection to your phone and also some amazing comic art that has helped push Marvel into the hearts of fans all over.

The current line:

  • Venom – Lethal Protector #1 (Mark Bagley)
  • Amazing Fantasy #15 – Spider-Man (Steve Ditko)
  • Wolverine #1 (Frank Miller)
  • Invincible Iron Man #1 (Gene Colan and Mike Esposito)
  • The Incredible Hulk – Eve of Annihilation #116 (Herb Trimpe and Dan Adkins)
  • Journey into Mystery – The Grandeur and the Glory #124 (Vince Colletta)

Unfortunately these are isolated to the iPhone 4 right now, hopefully Marvel can help bring these to other phone models in the future too. Kind of a shame to see sweet work like this isolated to just a small pool.

Check out the gallery below for larger shots on all the current models.

Link: Marvel News |PDP