This quarter’s theme was Service Dress. Please take a second to vote on the custom you think has the look and overall custom chops to be named the 1st Quarter winner.
According to Deadline Hollywood,
Marvel has finally found its Doctor Strange. I’m hearing Benedict Cumberbatch is the studio’s choice for the superhero pic, and negotiations are about to begin. The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a coveted role. I expect this deal to make.
Cumberbatch is in the Oscar hunt this year for The Imitation Game, the Alan Turing biopic that the Weinstein Co is priming for a November 21 release. His hot streak has included winning the Emmy for playing Sherlock Holmes on the BBC/PBS hit Sherlock.
Phoenix never had a deal, and Marvel quickly got into it with other actors to play Doctor Strange in a free-standing film.
Thanks to OG13 member Ooyah for the heads up! Larry Hama will be attending the Action Figure Expo next weekend in Toronto.
Larry Hama is best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro line of military action figures. Hama said in a 2006 interview that he was given the job by then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter after every other writer at Marvel had turned it down. Hama at the time had recently pitched a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a special mission force. Hama used this concept as the back-story for G.I. Joe. He included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic ran 155 issues (February 1982-October 1994).
Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards—short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the G.I. Joe and Cobra cardboard packaging. In 2007 these filecards were reprinted in the retro packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line.
At the 11th Annual Action Figure Expo Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long.
From the workshop of VideoViper:
“Some customs I’ve wanted to post for a while but havn’t gotten around to photographing them till now.
First off Captain Cold, wasn’t planning on making this figure, but when I saw the parts it made sense, especially since I had just finished Flash.”
MarvelousNews.com has released photos and info regarding the latest Marvel Legends M-Men line due out in June
“Looks like Hasbro may have some new 6″ X-Men Marvel Legends up their sleeve coming our way. This image from a overseas magazine has hit the Internet which features what appears a new wave of X-Men Legends and will include the previously unreleased Jubilee Build-A-Figure. The wave appears to include the following:”
Marvel Now Cyclops
The latest Q&A on Star Trek Toy Lines
Ask DST. These are the musings of the president of Diamond Select Toys, DSTChuck. His mission? To answer collectors’ questions about DST products, grouped together by topic. To let Star Trek fans know what is going on with the next starship, role-play item or action figure. To boldly go where no toy company president has gone before! Now on to your questions!
I got to represent the OG13 and Mayhem customs andd meet some awesome fellow Joe Collectors along with the guys from Boss Fight Studio who had their upcoming figures on display. It was great time and an awesome experience that I got to share with my 4 year old son, who ended up with a pretty sweet haul for himself. I can’t wait to meet up with these guys again and spend more time talking about GI Joes.
“Diamond Select Toys has announced a line of deluxe Marvel Retro 8″ figures that will reproduce (and add to) those classic figures, starting with the Amazing Spider-Man!”