Gorgeous Marvel Jubilee bishoujo statue, designed by Kotobukiya

Possibly the only mutant who can pull off both incredibly cute and incredibly ferocious, Wolverine’s trusty sidekick Jubilee definitely deserves a beautiful statue rendering all her own. And she’s come a long way from being a mall runaway on the pages of the 1989 X-Men comic, eventually becoming the youngest member of the X-Men. Jubilee also went through the crazy ride of turning the world upside down with her pyrotechnic capabilities, only to be de-powered and then turn into a vampire. Phew! We’ll be lucky if our lives are half as exciting.

She is next in the series of Marvel bishoujo figures, released in partnership with renowned Japanese designer toy manufacturer Kotobukiya. Based on a new illustration by master artist Shunya Yamashita, this version of Jubilee is aesthetically stunning in an updated costume. Jubilee, standing seven inches tall, is sculpted by Gotaro Takeuchi from Atelier Bamboo in such a way that’ll make you think that she’s about to release an intense show of pyro plasmoids. Scoop up this “rad” (hey, she is an ’80s kid) statue now!

'80s-tastic.

’80s-tastic.

3 big ways Drake is actually a Marvel superhero

The funny thing about Drizzy is that there are few who are just indifferent to him. There exists a general trend wherein one finds themselves on one side or another of the polarizing Aubrey Graham Affection Spectrum* — you could be the type to have amassed his entire discography, have made a pillow cover from your “Would You Like a Tour?” concert tee, and have thought about how you’re going to propose to your significant other with that obscure track from So Far Gone. Or you’re the one who constantly mocks any and all of your Drake-listening male friends with borderline homophobic slurs, re-posted and/or liked all of those Degrassi memes when they came out, and insists upon self-righteously proclaiming to the rest of the world that you listen to ~real music~, which could be anything from De La Soul to Slayer for you, really. (A rare exception to these two sides is the Girl with the Drake Tattoo, who is just on another level that no one should attempt to reach. Ever.)

Fine, fine. So we exaggerate. And really, it’s okay if you’re not partial to Our Lord and Savior Drizzus Christ’s sonic offerings. They’re not to everybody’s liking. But can we deny the fact that, if certain actions of his are carefully inspected, he could essentially kind of be a Marvel superhero?

 

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Hear us out.

1. Drake’s full of witty banter like Deadpool.

One of the most telltale characteristics of the red-suited Marvel anti-hero and mercenary is the clever badinage that he seemingly effortlessly taunts his victims with right in the thick of combat. We’re in on the joke with him, but the bad guys are just too dumb to get it — or they’re just preoccupied at that moment with hanging on to their lives by a thread. Much like ‘pool, Drake is known for his cheeky wordplay and onstage charisma, simultaneously flirting with his audience while decrying his “haters”. With some of the most topsy-turvy verbals in today’s R&B and hip hop (“Tell me, can we kick it like Ali Shaheed and Phife Dawg / People really hate when a backpack rapper get rich and start livin’ that life, dog”), he’s the author of now-infamous phrases embedded into the social consciousness (see: “YOLO”, for which he has apologized, and “0 to 100”, the cry of bucket-hat-clad dudes everywhere). He’s adept, to say the least. I wonder if he or Deadpool would win in a rap battle?

 

Source: perezhilton.com

Source: perezhilton.com

 

2. Like Blade, Drake comes from two different worlds.
The vampire-human hybrid Blade is renowned for possessing all of the strengths of the two vastly different facets of his background — and none of the weaknesses, possessing immunity to both silver and sunlight. Pretty rad. Drake, on the other hand, was born to an African-American father and a Jewish-Canadian mother, a heritage that has been explored both his lyrics and public comments. His mixed identity has thus made him to be a kind of super-human, possessing intimate knowledge of the experiences of being part of both and yet belonging to none. It’s allowed him to put forth discourse on race, class and gender that no other rapper has had the authority to do just yet. Although there exists a catch, of course. Blade has to constantly fight off his bloodlust. And Drake has to constantly fight off the malaise that comes from never knowing exactly who he is. But without that inner crisis, we wouldn’t have four albums of recorded feelz set to impeccable beatz, so it all evens out.
Tell 'em. Source: rebloggy.com

Tell ’em. Source: rebloggy.com

3. Drake, like Professor Charles Xavier, created a posse that defined their careers.
The Professor is a hero in his own right because of his key role in bringing together human-mutant hybrids for the pursuit of good in the form of the X-Men. He could have used his superior intellect to do whatever he wanted with the world, but he decided to gather with others and establish a movement. October’s Very Own or the OVO crew is an amalgamation of Drizzy’s childhood pals, affiliated producers and artists signed to his OVO Sound label. Drake is anything but shy about his love and affection for the entourage, even penning the anthem “Crew Love” in honor of their bond, and irreverently proclaiming one of his life philosophies and now-Millennial-epithet in “No New Friends”. Although Drake technically hasn’t been tasked with officially assembling superhero allies in the fight against evil, it could be argued that he is engaged in a battle against the traditional gangsta-rap façade of showing only tough hip-hop bravado without letting spill any of the manly emotions that lurk underneath. And he brought 13 of his boys with him to do the dirty work.
Source: moviepilot.com

Source: moviepilot.com

 

There you have it — very, very reputable proof that Drake is, indeed, a Marvel superhero. Do you agree? Leave us a comment below!

 

Source: uproxx.com

Source: uproxx.com

 

* definitely a real scientific science developed by sciencey scientists.

X-Force hero Cable will be dropping in on the Marvel Select scene early next year

Coming up as part of the highly raved-about Marvel Select series from Diamond Toys is the inimitable Cable. Standing eight inches tall, he is an image of the mighty founder of the X-Force, a reverse-relic of the cosmic future and progeny of the mythical Cyclops. He comes with imposing, fierce weapons, one of which can be mounted on his shoulders. The detailed display base recalls his most dastardly nemesis, which he’s about to defeat to a pulp, of course.

Encased in classic Select blister packaging with spine artwork for display purposes, this action-figure rendition of Cable will be in high demand. Order yours right now for shipping out in February.

"We are NOT retreating! It's victory or death!"

“We are NOT retreating! It’s victory or death!”

Wolverine X-Men Danger Room Statue

We’ve seen a variety of mutant heroes and even some reformed villains battling the holographic dangers in the X-Men training facility, and the latest fan-favorite character to return to the training facility with a new look is WOLVERINE BROWN COSTUME! A nearly immortal mutant with a powerful healing factor and heightened senses, Wolverine was further enhanced by an adamantium-laced skeleton and ultra-sharp claws. Throughout his years with the X-Men he’s worn several different costumes, with the brown and yellow one of the most popular with his fans. In all of his incarnations he’s served as one of the team’s most powerful fighters, honing his skills 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 X-Men films.

Release Date: April 2015

Wolverine X-Men Danger Room Statue

WOLVERINE by Hot Toys and Sideshow

Sideshow Colelctibles and Hot Toys bring us an awesome figure based on Hugh Jackman’s performance as X-Men powerhouse WOLVERINE, based on his look in X-Men: The Last Stand. A screen-accurate design, it has a ton of features/accessories to brag about but before you look at those, check this out:

Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men: The Last Stand movie
Approximately 30 cm tall muscular body with over 30 points of articulation
Movie-accurate facial expression featuring his angered expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture Detailed hair sculpture and beard
Three (3) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:
One (1) pair of fists with blades
One (1) pair of fists
One (1) pair of relaxed palms
One (1) set of X-Men suit including one (1) leather-like black jacket and one (1) pair of leather-like black pants
One (1) pair of black boots
Light-up figure stand imitating the movie scene with transparent pillar (Requires AAA Batteries – Not Included)
Figure stand with Wolverine nameplate and the movie logo