Marvel Select 8-Inch Figure: COLOSSUS

From Diamond Select and the sculptors at Gentle Giant Studios comes an amazing new addition to the Marvel Select Line, part of the massively successful “DANGER ROOM” collection. COLOSSUS is the newest member of the X-Men team to join the figure line and he’s an awesome one, clad in his classic red and yellow, silver muscles bursting through the outfit itself.

He comes packaged with a part of the Danger Room itself, in perfect scale with all the other pieces sold with previous figures. Coloussus stands about 8 inches tall and features an impressive 16 points of articulation. If you’ve got the Gambit and Cyclops figures from the previous releases, then you can even combine their bases to create a great Danger Room diorama!

GAMBIT has Arrived!

We last reported that the new Kotobukiya GAMBIT figure would be headed your way in December, but we have some very, very good news for any X-Men fans out there! IT’S HERE EARLY. Check this out and then snag it for yourself!

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in the amazing X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue series is the renowned Cajun thief and mutant hero GAMBIT! Born Remy Etienne LeBeau in New Orleans and kidnapped into the Thieves’ Guild, Gambit had to grow up tough and clever. Of course, his mutant powers also helped; he is able to charge objects with bio-kinetic energy. Gambit keeps an array of items with him that he can use in battle, but his signature weapons are his staff and a seemingly endless supply of playing cards. Despite, or because of, his troubled past and occasional relapses, Remy is one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe and an X-Man in good standing. Being a member of the team means that Gambit has seen his fair share of training exercises in the Danger Room. Ever since the early days of Marvel Comics’ mutant adventures, “X” teams have trained together in the ultra high tech facility known as the Danger Room, equipped with state of the art adaptive combat and athletics routines that challenge each participant in unique ways. The training facility has been featured prominently in X-Men comics over the years, as well as in various cartoons and the third X-Men film.

Always confident in the face of overwhelming odds, Gambit shows he’s ready for action in the midst of a particularly harrowing training session. Garbed in his unique metallic blue, purple, and silver costume, the X-Man stands tall in a battle-ready stance with his signature brown overcoat whipping in the air behind him. Gambit carries his two favorite weapons with his bo staff in his right hand and a trio of playing cards fully energized (via a stunning translucent pink effect) in his left. The mutant hero’s sculpt is top notch, bringing to life every element of his clothing and his athletic physique. Gambit’s wild hair erupts from the top of his open-faced cowl, while his face captures the character’s devil may care smile perfectly.

Sculpted by Erick Sosa, the “Ragin’ Cajun” stands 11 inches tall, in perfect 1/6th scale with the other Danger Room Sessions members (Wolverine, Psylocke, and Colossus). Also like them, Gambit is poised on a unique Danger Room holographic environment base. The wily and cocky Cajun has never looked cooler, and is the perfect addition to the Danger Room Sessions lineup!

New GAMBIT 8-Inch Figure from MARVEL SELECT

The 8-Inch GAMBIT figure from Marvel Select has now arrived! You can snag the Ragin’ Cajun for your very own and if you’ve been waiting for an extremely awesome rendering of the X-Man, then that wait is over.

Standing taller than your average figure, Gambit comes with interchangeable hands a a crackling purple energy to blast his signature playing cards at foes and rivals. The sculpting and paint-work is also exemplary, as you’d expect from Marvel’s deluxe line, and if you’re in the mood for something a little different, he’s also available as a long-haired variant!

DANGER ROOM GAMBIT by KOTOBUKIYA

Ready for the DANGER ROOM, X-Men’s GAMBIT looks stunning in this 11-inch fine art statue from Kotobukiya and Sideshow. Here’s the official write up on this pre-order, which will be shipping in December of this year.

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Next up in the amazing X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue series is the renowned Cajun thief and mutant hero GAMBIT! Born Remy Etienne LeBeau in New Orleans and kidnapped into the Thieves’ Guild, Gambit had to grow up tough and clever. Of course, his mutant powers also helped; he is able to charge objects with bio-kinetic energy. Gambit keeps an array of items with him that he can use in battle, but his signature weapons are his staff and a seemingly endless supply of playing cards. Despite, or because of, his troubled past and occasional relapses, Remy is one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe and an X-Man in good standing. Being a member of the team means that Gambit has seen his fair share of training exercises in the Danger Room. Ever since the early days of Marvel Comics’ mutant adventures, “X” teams have trained together in the ultra high tech facility known as the Danger Room, equipped with state of the art adaptive combat and athletics routines that challenge each participant in unique ways. The training facility has been featured prominently in X-Men comics over the years, as well as in various cartoons and the third X-Men film.

Always confident in the face of overwhelming odds, Gambit shows he’s ready for action in the midst of a particularly harrowing training session. Garbed in his unique metallic blue, purple, and silver costume, the X-Man stands tall in a battle-ready stance with his signature brown overcoat whipping in the air behind him. Gambit carries his two favorite weapons with his bo staff in his right hand and a trio of playing cards fully energized (via a stunning translucent pink effect) in his left. The mutant hero’s sculpt is top notch, bringing to life every element of his clothing and his athletic physique. Gambit’s wild hair erupts from the top of his open-faced cowl, while his face captures the character’s devil may care smile perfectly.

Sculpted by Erick Sosa, the “Ragin’ Cajun” stands 11 inches tall, in perfect 1/6th scale with the other Danger Room Sessions members (Wolverine, Psylocke, and Colossus). Also like them, Gambit is poised on a unique Danger Room holographic environment base. The wily and cocky Cajun has never looked cooler, and is the perfect addition to the Danger Room Sessions lineup!

20-Inch Sideshow Marvel Comiquette: ANGEL

This new statue of X-Men’s ANGEL stands a whopping 20 inches tall and features more of Sideshow’s incredible sculpting and design work. The winged mutant already boasted one of the most impressive silhouettes in comics, but seeing him rendered this way is enough to leave one breathless.

And X-Men fans have even more to be pleased about as another beloved X-Man becomes available for pre-order! Check out this long-haired Gambit Marvel Select figure, a variant of the original!

New 8-Inch GAMBIT Figure by Marvel Select

X-MEN’S GAMBIT is the latest Marvel character to be given the Diamond Marvel Select treatment, which, as usual, means a classic look given new life with brilliant sculpting, a background for display and the accurate accessories you’d expect–nay–demand from a deluxe 8-inch figure. Take a look!

Sculpted by the incredibly talented Jean St. Jean, he features not only accessories but multiple hands that allow for dynamic posing. Plus, the Danger Room backdrop allows him to be combined with Cyclops to form a diorama ideal for display. He joins the likes of Deadpool, Magneto, Sabretooth, Wolverine and more in the Marvel Select collection. Check him out!

And there’s more good news for X-Men fans, actually, with the upcoming Wolverine 2 starting to get people–including its star–talking! AndPop.com has the news…

X Men Origins: Wolverine 2, is in the works and Hugh Jackman is raving about it. [Jackman] has seen the script and said it’s going to be a lot darker than the previous film.

The film is a sequel to Wolverine, which is a prequel to the X-Men trilogy. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script for the new film and Darren Aronofsky, (Requiem for a Dream) is set to direct. That already seems like a winning team.

With Aronofsky directing, the film is sure to be a lot darker and more obscure. However, Aronofsky does seem like an odd choice to direct the film. He usually stays within the boundaries of artistic dramas and psychological thrillers, Wolverine is definitely new ground for the director to cover. Additionally, Aronofsky’s new film, Black Swan, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was praised by nearly all critics. The success of Black Swan will only bring good publicity to Aronofsky and his future films.

It will be interesting to see a more artful take on a superhero franchise. Christopher Nolan attempts to do the same with Batman, but the films lack intriguing dialogue and are drowned with action. Perhaps, Aronofsky and McQuarrie can bend the lines of the superhero genre with Wolverine 2. We’ll just have to wait and see…

The film is set to begin production next year.