Color your world at EC! Newsletter 2/5/16

First, though, your last chance to get some World’s Finest HeroClix miniatures before the official release date!!!

 

worlds finest
DC HEROCLIX: WORLD’S FINEST PRE-RELEASE
Friday, February 5th from 6pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the DC Comics HeroClix: World’s Finest set before official world-wide release!

After years of rivalry, Superman and Batman have joined forces to fight common enemies in DC Comics HeroClix: World’s Finest.

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of DC Comics HeroClix: World’s Finest.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Limited Edition HeroClix figures will be given as prizes.

For more information please go to:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/worldsfinestprerelease/

 

 

coloring book
COLOR YOUR WORLD DAY!!!
Saturday, February 6th from 11am to 9pm

Coloring for adults is the latest craze – and EC can help you get into it in the most awesome way possible!!!

Join us on Sat., Feb. 6th, for our coloring extravaganza!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive FREE DC & MARVEL COLORING SHEETS!!!

We’ll have a COLORING STATION for kids to come in and color their pages, PLUS, get a FREE AVENGERS STICKER for participating!!!

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 ADULT COLORING STARTER PACKS!!!

The starter pack features:
1 LOCKE & KEY: SHADES OF TERROR COLORING BOOK,
1 SHERLOCK: THE MIND PALACE COLORING BOOK,
1 Pack of DC COMICS COLORING PENCILS, AND…
1 set of DC COLORING VARIANT COMICS for the FIRST 2 WEEKS of JANUARY!!! (7 comics in all!)

We’ll also draw TWO ADDITIONAL WINNERS for the DC COLORING VARIANT COMICS for the LAST TWO WEEKS of JANUARY!!!

The winners will be called on Monday, Feb. 8th!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

 

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN & PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, February 10th from 11am to 9pm

The Invincible Iron Man’s new story arc, “The War Machines” starts now, with issue #6!!! For zombie-files, you’ll be excited to know that the Jane Austen / Horror Genre mash-up, “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies” will slice its way into theaters on  Friday, Feb. 6th!!! To celebrate…

Join us on Wed., Feb. 10th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 MINI PROMO POSTER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES MOVIE TIE-IN PAPERBACKS!!!

The winners will be called on Friday, Feb. 12th!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

hops
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, February 10th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

walking dead

WALKING DEAD DAY!!!
Saturday, February 13th from 11am to 9pm

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, Feb. 14th (er.. happy Valentine’s Day…?), and to celebrate…

Join us on Sat., Feb. 13th, for our Walking Dead Day!!!

SAVE  10% on ALL WALKING DEAD MERCHANDISE in the store!!!
(Sale INCLUDES Vintage & New Comics!!!)

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DARYL & RICK FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 RICK GRIMES COLLECTOR’S MODEL FIGURINE with collectible booklet,
1 DARYL COLLECTOR’S MODEL FIGURINE with collectible booklet,
1 WALKING DEAD GROUP SHOT 24 oz. TERVIS TUMBLER, and
1 WALKING DEAD DARYL 24 oz. TERVIS TUMBLER!!!

The winners will be called on Monday, Feb. 15th!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

board game meetup
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, February 13th from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

yard sale

EC YARD SALE!!!
Saturday, February 20th from 11am to 6pm

Once again, it’s time for our Yard Sale, where you can get DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on specially-marked toys, games, books, comics, collectibles and more!!! The Yard Sale will run from 11am-6pm, so be sure to stop by and pick up some missed favorites and hidden treasures!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

A-FORCE 2
A-FORCE #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson, G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Jorge Molina
• What do you do when a sentient cosmic event rampages through Japan? ASSEMBLE A-FORCE!
•  Marvel’s newest hero, SINGULARITY, has escaped Battleworld and found her way to the Marvel Universe! But she didn’t make the journey alone…
•  To combat the villainous ANTIMATTER, Singularity will call upon Earth’s mightiest team of Avengers. And one thing’s for sure: They are A FORCE to be reckoned with!
Rated T+

 

DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY 1
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Declan Shalvey
Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries…the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!
Parental Advisory

 

DEJAH THORIS 1
DEJAH THORIS #1
D. E.
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Nen
Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!

 

INVINICBLE IRON MAN 6
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
“THE WAR MACHINES” STARTS NOW!
•  Something is not right in the house of Stark, and Tony must delve into the nooks and crannies of his international organization to find out what. Plus: The first big clues of major things to come in the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

 

MIRROR 1
MIRROR #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Emma Rios (A/CA) Hwei Lim
EMMA RÍOS (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and HWEI LIM (Lalage, Hero) team up for a new ongoing series, following a terrorist talking dog, an idealist mage, and a heroic lab rat on their quest for acceptance.

 

SPIDER-MAN 1
SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Miles Morales has been doing the superhero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it’s not all fun and games for New York City’s main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in SPIDER-MAN #1!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

GRUMPY CAT HC VOL 01
GRUMPY CAT HC VOL 01
D. E.
(W) Royal McGraw & Various (A) Steve Uy & Various (CA) Steve Uy
Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!

 

HINGES TP BOOK 02
HINGES TP BOOK 02 PAPER TIGERS
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Meredith McClaren
An important character is introduced (Abernathy) and an important character is separated (Bauble).

 

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Noelle Stevenson & Various (A) Carolyn Nowak, Various (CA) Noelle Stevenson
It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks, plus issues #10-12.

 

WICKED AND DIVINE TP VOL 03
WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 03 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie & Various (CA) Jamie McKelvie
After the detonation of FANDEMONIUM the gods-as-pop-stars of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE try living in the long dark shadow. Team WicDiv are joined by a stellar cast of guest artists to put the spotlight on each of the gods. The multiple Eisner Award nominated series continues in the only way it knows how: darker, weirder, faster. Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay.
Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #12-17

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Here it is folks, this week’s bacchanalia of comics goodness!

 

All-New-X-Men-25-Frank-Cho-150-Variant
All New X-Men #25, 1 in 50 Frank Cho X-23 Variant cover, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $175. X-23 a.k.a. All New Wolverine is all the rage these days, watch the prices on high grade copies of this book because they’re climbing like … I dunno … something that climbs well … how about a … MOUNTAIN GOAT!!! Ughh … nevermind….

 

incredible_hulk270
Check it out! Incredible Hulk #271, second appearance of Rocket Raccoon, CGC graded 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint), $150.
By the way, we have the first appearance of Rocket Raccoon as well.

 

Darth_Maul_Son_of_Dathomir_1_Fotor_Collage
Darth Maul : Son of Dathomir miniseries issues 1-4 complete set, $175.
Star Wars fun fact: Did you know that Jim Carrey was originally cast as Darth Maul but ended up passing on the role due to scheduling conflicts. Go ahead, Wiki-check me, I dare you!

 

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Superior Spider-Man #16 Convention Edition Variant cover CGC Signature Series 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) signed by Stan Lee, $200. It’s got Stan Lee dressed up as Spider-Man! Face front True Believers! Excelsior! No-Prize and so forth!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

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Games
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CatTower
CAT TOWER
In Cat Tower, a papercraft, tower-building, dexterity game, players are tasked with stacking unwieldy, lethally cute mousers in various, precarious positions based on the roll of a giant die. The goal is to get rid of your kitty hoard by placing them on the ever-growing Tower of Cats. But, head’s up! One small twitch and cat chaos ensues, forcing the guilty party to add fallen felines to their cat pile!

 

PokemonBreakpoint
POKEMON TCG: BREAKPOINT
The hour grows desperate, and two worlds stand at the brink! The Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKpoint expansion reveals the growing rift between the twin worlds, first discovered by Shiny Mega Gyarados-EX. As the rift tears through the skies, more Pokémon are drawn into the struggle, including Greninja BREAK, Luxray BREAK, and Mega Scizor-EX! Can they mend the rift and save both worlds from collision chaos?
Available in booster packs and theme decks.

 

MunchkinGuestArtist
MUNCHKIN: GUEST ARTIST EDITION (IAN MCGINTY)
Celebrate 15 years of Munchkin with special Guest Artist Editions! Ian McGinty, known for his work on the Munchkin and Adventure Time comic books, starts us off with a bang! McGinty illustrates the classic Munchkin game, giving us a fresh look at the Gazebo, Net Troll, Shrieking Geek, and the other 165 cards in the box.

 

PixelTacticsDeluxe
PIXEL TACTICS DELUXE
Step back into the golden age of strategy gaming with Pixel Tactics! In addition to a complete set of never-before-seen heroes, Pixel Tactics: Deluxe gives you a large storage box to keep your whole collection in one place, a bonus mini-pak expansion, and a massive rulebook that introduces new play modes, including Large-Group League Play!

 

StarWarsRPGLeadbyExample
STAR WARS RPG: AGE OF REBELLION – LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Commanding a Rebel cell, starfighter squadron, or capital ship is not easy. It requires a vast and unique range of skills, from the ability to earn others’ trust to an innate understanding of military strategy. Lead by Example, a sourcebook for Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, offers Commanders the tools and talents they need to guide their teams to victory. It not only introduces new Commander specializations, gear, and capital ships, but also features rules for playing cinematic mass combat scenarios and guidelines for crafting suspenseful military missions and campaigns.

 

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WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR: THE REALMGATE WARS – BALANCE OF POWER
New powers arise in a massive, desperate series of quickly-escalating battles in the Mortal Realms.
The Realm of Life is falling apart. Athelwyrd has been destroyed. Alarielle and the sylvaneth flee, as Chaos begins to exert its festering grip; Realmgates are corrupted and even the Stormcast Eternals may not be enough to stop the putrefaction. In the Realm of Fire, the Skaven make their move against the Fyreslayers. In the Realm of Metal, Vandus Hammerhand leads a Stormhost in an attempt to stop the Lord of Change Kiathanus gaining indescribable power. And if these threats were not enough, the Exalted Grand Marshal of the Apocalypse himself makes his presence felt…
The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power is Book 2 in the exciting Realmgate Wars saga! This book contains, alongside dramatic narrative advancing the story of Sigmar’s Stormcast Eternals’ attempt to restore Order to the mortal realms:
Four new Time of War sections – rules that anyone with any army can use for fighting in fantastical locations that wildly change the way Warhammer Age of Sigmar games are played;
Ten new Battleplans – any Warhammer Age of Sigmar army can be used to play out these scenarios, including desperate defence, a surprise assault and a special four-player Battleplan!
Forty-one Warscrolls and nine Warscroll Battalions covering the Stormcast Eternals, Nurgle Rotbringers, Sylvaneth, Fyreslayers, Deathlords, Skaven and Slaves to Darkness;
An awe-inspiring showcase of Citadel miniatures, with step-by-step painting guides for Skaven, Seraphon, Skeleton Warriors, Slaves to Darkness, Chaos Warriors, Stormcast Eternals and Fyreslayers;
Incredible artwork showing off the power and awe of the events sundering the Mortal Realms!
The Realmgate Wars: Balance of Power is a full-colour 304 page hardback.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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aliens
ALIENS EGG W/FIGURE SLIME TOY 12CT DISPLAY
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Real aliens! Real slime! Really disgusting! Right out of the classic 1986 film Aliens, Xenomorphs, Queens and Facehuggers incubate in eggs full of disgusting slime! As a bonus, everything in this special blind-pack glows in the dark! The glow-in-the dark plastic egg is almost 3″ tall and each carries one of six different 2″ tall Aliens creatures.  Collect ’em all! Created by EMCE Toys for Diamond Select Toys!

 

tmnt
TMNT EASTMAN & LAIRD PX TAPESTRY BLANKET
THE NORTHWEST COMPANY
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Bring home the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this detailed tapestry. This measures 46″ x 60″, is made of soft acrylic, and carries vivid detail of everyone’s favorite comic cover of Eastman and Laird’s butt-kicking Turtles. Display them over your bed, couch, or even hang it on the wall so you and your friends can be shellshocked at its beauty. Made in the USA.

 

ghostbusters
GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 1 ASST
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 release planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler!

 

joker
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES JOKER BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! “Hey, Batman! You stink so bad, I can smell you from here!” The first vinyl bank from DST based on Batman: The Animated Series is none other than the villainous Joker! Depicted in his famous animated look, the Joker features high quality collectible sculpting and paint applications, and also has a coin slot on the back to store his ill-gotten gains! An access door in his base returns the money to its rightful owners, and the bank comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios.

 

kotal khanKITANA QUAN CHI
MORTAL KOMBAT X SER 2 KOTAL KAHN,  KITANA, QUAN CHI 6IN AF
MEZCO TOYS
From Mezco Toyz. Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and influential video game franchises ever created. Having celebrated over two decades of success with nine games in its legacy and an all new next gen platform game being released this year, the Mortal Kombat brand is a top rated and earning game brand that is a fan favorite. With gamer anticipation at a record high, millions of units of the game have already been pre-sold. Amidst this whirlwind of excitement and anticipation, Mezco reveals their Mortal Kombat X Series 2 action figures. To ensure a game accurate likeness, correct to the finest detail, Mezco’s award-winning design team has digitally sculpted the figures using the digital files from the game developers themselves. Mezco’s 6″ scale version features more than 17 points of articulation, many with ball joints, allowing them to recreate all the moves and poses that have made them part of gaming legend.
Kotal Kahn: A new character in Mortal Kombat X. A general under Shao Kahn’s command, he is of the Osh-Tekk race. He then served under Empress Mileena after the death of Shao Kahn. Eventually Kotal seized control of the throne and Outworld.  Now, he faces Mileena and Reiko in a civil war for Outworld. Kotal Kahn comes with game specific accessories and comes in a sturdy, package perfect for display.
Kitana: 10,000 years old, but considered young in her realm of Edenia, she rose to great importance; first as the loyal stepdaughter of Shao Kahn, then as his enemy, tearing herself away from his grasp and freeing her home realm of Edenia. She also led an army into Outworld to combat any chance of Shao Kahn rising to power again. Kitana comes with game specific accessories and comes in a sturdy, package perfect for display.
Quan Chi:  The most powerful sorcerer and necromancer in the Netherrealm.

 

Pepper Pots Mark IX Hot Toy
PEPPER POTTS AND MARK IX SIXTH SCALE FIGURE SET
HOT TOYS
“Oh my god, that was really violent.” – Pepper Potts
Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pepper Potts has been a very important person in Tony Stark’s heart. In Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian has kidnapped Pepper Potts and infected her with Extremis to force Tony Stark to help him eliminate the flaws within his Extremis program, which Tony must do to save Pepper. Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to officially present the highly anticipated Sixth Scale Collectible Figures Set featuring Pepper Potts and Iron Man Mark IX from Iron Man 3!
The Pepper Potts collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt with long straight light reddish-blonde real fabric hair, a finely tailored costume, an interchangeable Iron Man Mark IX right arm with LED light-up function, and a figure stand!
The Mark IX collectible figure features metallic red and gold-colored armor with weathering effects, interchangeable armor parts, LED light-up functions, and a dynamic figure stand ideal for mid-air poses.
Iron Man fans, don’t pass up on the opportunity to add Pepper Potts and the Mark IX armor to your prized collection!

 

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