Marvel Legends: The Emporia, Kansas Giant Man Series Retail Samples

October 3, 2023 • Rare Action Figures

In 2006, two cases of Giant Man Series retail samples were inexpicably left on the pegs at a Wal-Mart in Emporia, Kansas. According to Toy Biz, only 20 total figures -- 2 complete sets of the 10 figures in the series -- exist, making them some of the rarest action figures ever available at retail stores. Reportedly, only one person has a complete set, and he's contributed photos and information for this blog post.

The Fwoosh message board was a hot bed of action figure news and rumors, particularly so for Toy Biz's Marvel Legends. In December 2005, word got out that someone had found the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Giant Man Series wave months early. It didn't take long before word broke that a couple of cases of pre-production retail samples had been accidentally left on the shelf for purchase.

Nearly 18 years later, photos of several of these figures along with additional information Jesse Falcon were shared with me by reader John Kiesling. This information was originally shared by Jesse Falcon on on February 10, 2006:

Ok I wanted to check with ou[r] HK office before I posted this because I saw the images of the W-M wave last night on line and the person who posted states that they were found in the states. Apparently there was a sales meeting where 1 pallet (or) 5 of what's referred to as a PQD were rushed to make this sales meeting and were not intended to be turned around to be sold at retail! I'm [n]ot sure why this was done but that very limited amount of product is now at retail in that one state and probably at that one store.

What's really frustrating is that this lines not in production yet and that product that was rushed together ONLY for that sales meeting and does not represent the final working product. The deco articulation and function and fit of the product is NOT finished.

You will all see the FINAL product and much more on Sunday.


Jesse Falcon

Kiesling also shared the following comments:

"They had a different clamshell or blister that was very noticeable at the bottom of the package as the stickers protruded past the edge of the wrong type of clamshell. They had a slightly different paint job on them. One of the figures was in the wrong place in the sealed package. On the back side of the card sealed in the clamshell was a hand written inventory or sample number."

You can view the entire album below as a slideshow:


Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Pre-Orders!

April 9, 2021 • Shopping

If you missed out on the livestream of the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest, don't worry, we've got all of today's new pre-orders linked right here in this blog post!

There were TONS of reveals and new pre-orders for Fortnite, Transformers, Power Rangers, G.I. Joe, Marvel Legends, and Star Wars!

If you are a Hasbro Pulse Premium Member, you can click the links below to pre-order now. Amazon links will be added as they become available. This post will update frequently around 5:00 PM ET as pre-orders open.

All new pre-orders from today's event are listed below. It looks like several of the reveals today are not yet available for pre-order, so this list is a lot shorter than I expected it would be.


War for Cybertron: Kingdom Commander Rodimus Prime
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Leader Galvatron
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Titan Autobot Ark
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Deluxe Scorponok
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Deluxe Wingfinger
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Deluxe Autobot Tracks
War for Cybertron: Kingdom Voyager Rhinox

Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-K39 Tricranius Beast Power Fire Blasts Collection pack

Transformers Generations Shattered Glass Collection Blurr & IDW’s Shattered Glass—Blurr (Exclusive Hasbro Pulse UV Foil Variant Cover)

Transformers Optimus Prime Auto-Converting Programmable Advanced Robot - Collector's Edition

G.I. Joe Classified

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Snake Eyes
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Storm Shadow
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Baroness
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Scarlett
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Akiko

Marvel Legends

Modular Iron Man
Vault Guardsman
Stealth Iron Man
Hologram Iron Man
Infinity Saga Thor (Endgame Final Battle)
Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto
Not Available for Pre-Order
  • Quasar - Walgreens / EB Games
  • Retro 3.75" Wave 3

Star Wars

Black Series: Koska Reeves
Black Series: Aurra Sing
Black Series: Q9-0 (Zero)
Black Series: General Lando Calrissian
Black Series: Tech (The Bad Batch)
Vintage Collection: Han Solo (Endor)
Vintage Collection: Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
Vintage Collection: Emperor's Royal Guard
Vintage Collection: Admiral Ackbar

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats Heavy Battle Droid

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats Shadow Stormtrooper

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats Shock Scout Trooper

Star Wars The Black Series Wedge Antilles Battle Simulation Helmet

Galactic Snackin' Grogu

Power Rangers Lightning Collection

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Metallic Red Ranger

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Metallic Black Ranger

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Metallic Blue Ranger

Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Metallic Yellow Ranger

Target Exclusive Tyrannosaurus Sentry -- with limited availability at Hasbro Pulse!


Hasbro Fortnite The Foundation: Zero Crisis Edition

Not Available for Pre-Order
  • Midas Rex
  • Rippley
  • Chaos Agent
  • Lynx
  • Meowscles Shadow
  • Skye and Ollie

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest is this week; new events calendar

April 8, 2021 • Events

Starting on Thursday at 5:00 PM EDT with the Hasbro Pulse Premium Member Party, this year's Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest really gets going on Friday morning with a livestream that starts at 11:00 AM EDT with give-aways, special guests, product reveals, and more!

Hosted by Jackie Jennings, the livestream will feature panels on major brands like Fortnite, Power Rangers, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel Legends, and Star Wars! Last year's event featured A TON of product reveals and exclusives that were available for pre-order almost immediately. Expect more of the same this year.

Premium members will also get advance access to certain pre-orders during the event before general access is allowed at 5:00 PM EDT on Friday.

The event will stream exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel.

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest has been added to our events calendar where you can conveniently download any event to your own personal calendar. Check the calendar frequently for new events!