Collector's Corner: Wolverine, Dark Phoenix, The Hulk + 9 more cool collectibles

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Jan 29, 2016

My vintage Corvette calendar tells me it's a whole new year, and we hope you've cleaned off some shelf space for this impending invasion of desirable premium figures, limited-edition toys and deluxe action figures assembled from the full spectrum of geek galaxy collectibles.  Get busy and clear out some clutter in that man cave or fangirl grotto to add something new to your nerdier extracurricular activities.  January may be the most frigid of months, but follow our lead and leap into this sizzling assortment of pop-culture curios, from our spotlight retro Wolverine sculpture, Star Trek phaser pillow and a Captain Phasma replica helmet to a humongous Hulk statue, levitating lightsaber pen, Frank the Bunny slippers and much more.  Step right up and ring in 2016 by setting off some serious cash register bells, and let us know what you can't live without.

SPOTLIGHT: WOLVERINE - BROWN COSTUME PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE

This snarling 1/6 scale sculpture from Sideshow is jacked to the max and poised to slice and dice foolish foes with his lethal adamantine claws. Logan is disguised in his classic brown and yellow costume, inspired by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's 1982 Wolverine mini-series collectively known as The Japan Saga.

 

Wolverine is cast in premium polystone, stands 22 inches tall and weighs in at a hefty 37 pounds. The Sideshow team has done a fantastic job with this piece of potent geek art, expertly sculpting and painting the fierce X-Man in dynamic detail.  Perched atop a custom snow-capped bridge studded with arrows, the mutant berserker crouches in anticipation of a feral fight.  Pre-order now for August 2016 delivery.  ($379)

 

Now check out the rest of our fresh crop of craveable collectibles in the full gallery below.  Resistance is futile!

HULK MAQUETTE (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

Nobody wears a pair of purple shorts like Bruce Banner's angry alter-ego.  Check out Sideshow's enormous 24-inch, 32-pound maquette of the Hulk from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, bulked up with mountains of muscle and hand-painted to accentuate every striation.  Better load up on a ton  of greenbacks because this Jade Giant doesn't come cheap. But it does come with a custom "HULK" display base.  Pre-order now for a January 2017 delivery. ($749)

LEVITATING STAR WARS LIGHTSABER PEN (S.T. DUPONT)

You may want to save these stunningly bejeweled, rare metal lightsaber fountain pens for special occasions.  Designed and sold by S.T. Dupont, they come in Darth Vader and Yoda models and are crafted of bronze, with black lacquer, palladium and rhodium accents, and decorated with a sprinking of 2-carat topaz crystals.  Powerful magnets allow this awesome writing utensil to levitate on its display stand.  Limited to an edition of eight each.  ($25,000)

DONNIE DARKO FRANK THE BUNNY SLIPPERS (FIREBOX)

Here's a terrifying pair of Frank the Bunny slippers inspired by the trippy cult classic, Donnie Darko.  Slip into this cozy set of plush lounging loafers and drift off into the tangent universe, hoping a jet engine doesn't land in your bedroom.  One size fits up to men’s size 10.5.  ($36)

BEETLEJUICE AND TOMBSTONE DELUXE FIGURE SET (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

The Ghost With The Most is now immortalized with Sideshow's Beetlejuice premium figure and accompanying tombstone.  This 1/6 scale poseable figure is cast in the screen likeness of Michael Keaton and dressed in his trademark tailored black-and-white striped suit.  Also comes with five pairs of expression hands for bio-exorcist incantations.  Order now for December 2016 delivery.  ($239)

CAPTAIN PHASMA REPLICA HELMET (ANOVOS)

Slip on this expertly crafted Captain Phasma replica helmet and pretend you have a much greater role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens than was presented on screen.  And DON'T LOWER THOSE STARKILLER BASE SHIELDS SO EASILY!  Sorry.  This ready-to-wear fiberglass prop with metalized elements is finished to portray the battle-tested weathering of the actual piece.  Derived from digital files used in the official film production, the original First Order prop is an exacting study.  ($679)

DARK PHOENIX PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

Inner rage rises inside Sideshow's intense new Dark Phoenix statue, capturing the red-tressed mutant's most destructive form from The X-Men and Dark Phoenix Saga. Jean Grey is elevated to fiery godlike status, hovering magically over a blazing manifestation of the mythical avian entity that has possessed her soul.  Stands 22 inches tall, clad in her classic red and gold chaos costume.  Pre-order now for December 2016 delivery.  ($499)

STAR WARS DEATH STAR DINNERWARE SET (THINKGEEK)

Eat your supper in Star Wars style with these geeky dinner plates and cutlery courtesy of ThinkGeek.  Each sweet set comes with a 10-inch melamine dinner plate, one themed fabric placemat, and a 3-piece flatware set patterned after either the Death Star (as shown) or the icy planet Hoth.  Bon appetit! ($24.99)

DOCTOR WHO TARDIS UMBRELLA (HOT TOPIC)

Let no raindrop fall on your head when you're protected by a time-stamped Doctor Who umbrella.  Though it's not bigger on the inside, it is colorfully illustrated with a contrasting interior of the TARDIS.  Made with a curved matte black handle and conveniently housed in a themed sheath with straps for easy portability.  ($29.20)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN ARMORED BATMAN PREMIUM FIGURE (HOT TOYS)

Bruce Wayne bolts on his battle armor in Hot Toys' brutal 1/6 scale Armored Batman premium figure from Zack Synder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It's a movie-accurate, 12-inch collectible designed with the likeness of Ben Affleck as depicted in the film, featuring a sinister armored head with LED light-up eyes and two interchangeable faces capturing Affleck’s expressions.  Comes wearing a suit of meticulously crafted weathered armor, an arsenal of Bat weapons and custom Batman v Superman figure stand.  Pre-order now for October 2016 delivery. ($249.99)

STAR TREK:TOS TRICORDER AND PHASER PILLOWS (THINK GEEK)

Snuggle up beside a Trekkie while you binge watch your favorite Star Trek: The Original Series episodes to celebrate this year's 50th anniversary with these colossal, cuddly tricorder and phaser pillows.  The phaser measures 26″ tall x 33 1/2″ long x 5″ deep and the Tricorder is 16 1/2″ tall x 11″ wide x 4″ deep. ($27.99/$24.99)

FALLOUT 4 T-45 POWER ARMOR FIGURE (THREEZERO)

This jaw-dropping collectible could be the new king of your display cabinet.  Check out ThreeZero's impressive 1/6 scale T-45 Power Armor figure from Bethesda's Fallout 4, standing 14 inches tall and equipped with a nasty assortment of futuristic weapons. The ominous soldier comes packed with a highly detailed and exchangeable male head, LED light-up helmet , wicked mini-gun and AER-9 Laser Rifle. All outer-armor pieces are detachable and interchangeable with upcoming FO4 Power Armor figures. Pre-order now for October delivery. ($398)