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Top-10 Most-Valuable Black Widow Collectibles on hobbyDB

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At long last, the Black Widow returns to our silver (and small) screens this weekend. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest incarnation of Natasha Romanoff’s alter ego has us thinking about the most-valuable Black Widow collectibles found on hobbyDB.

And, yes, this list is predominantly comprised of figures from Funko and Hot Toys. But there are plenty of great Black Widow collectibles found on hobbyDB ranging from Hot Wheels, LEGO and Diamond Select to Hard Rock Café pins and, of course, comic books.

As for Estimated prices? They’re not as ninja as the Black Widow. Instead, estimated values tend to fluctuate over time, particularly as more and more price points are added to the database. Follow this link for a current list of the most-valuable Black Widow collectibles on hobbyDB.

 

Top-10 Most-Valuable Black Widow Collectibles on hobbyDB

 

10. Funkoverse Marvel 4-Pack (Funko) ($60)

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9. Black Widow with Shield (Funko) ($60)

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8. Black Widow – Winter Soldier (Funko) ($70)

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7. Black Widow (Iron Man 2) (Hot Toys) ($200)

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6. Black Widow (Infinity War) (Hot Toys) ($240)

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5. Black Widow (Avengers: Endgame) (Hot Toys) ($250)

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4. Black Widow (Winter Soldier) (Hot Toys) ($280)

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3. Black Widow (Age of Ultron) (Hot Toys) ($290)

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2. Black Widow (The Avengers) (Hot Toys) ($400)

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1. Black Widow (Civil War) (Hot Toys) ($470)

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Calling all Black Widow fans! Bring your Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova fandom to the hobbyDB Squad. Our team adds items and prices, curates subjects and much, much more. If this sounds like a group of superheroes that you’d like to assemble with, message us today at support@hobbydb.com!

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Reveals Arrive on hobbyDB Database

Hasbro Pulse

With COVID still very much a concern, Hasbro turned towards the online convention route this April by playing host to its Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest.

The one-day event featured interactive brand panels, special guest appearances and behind-the-scenes content.

But the star of the day was close to 50 new reveals from lines such as Star Wars and Marvel, as well as classic favorites G.I. Joe, Power Rangers and Transformers.

All of which you can now find listed on hobbyDB!

Here’s a look at what’s arriving in stores throughout the year –

Star Wars: The Black Series

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

 

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

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Marvel Legends Series (Build-A-Figure) (Ursa Major)

 

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

 

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

 

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

G.I. Joe Classified Series

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

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Power Rangers: Lightning Collection

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest

Are you a fan of any of these franchises or Hasbro lines? Share your expertise with us by becoming a hobbyDB contributor, curator or more by messaging support@hobbydb.com.

Celebrating National Lego Day, hobbyDB Style

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It’s National Lego Day and the crowd outside our office is already lined up for blocks!!

< crickets chirping >

Ahem.

Anyway. We’re honoring the annual celebration of all things Lego today from MiniFigs to BrickHeadz and all the tiny pieces that connect them to the forever expanding Lego universe.

Lego MovieFor millions of people, Legos are more than just those things that you step on with your bare feet in a dark living room in the middle of the night. For them, when it comes to the brand that made its debut in 1932, everything is awesome.

hobbyDB is home to close to 1,440 Lego items ranging from Books and Keychains to Clocks, Print Ads and Video Games. And, of course, Minifigs. Lots of minifigs.

For us at hobbyDB, we’re not just on a mission to document every Lego ever, we’re also builders ourselves.

Beckett, 9, shares her love for all things Star Wars and Marvel, including her 647-piece Stormtrooper helmet.

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Nikolai, 13, used his keen eye to scratch-build this impressive Leopard II tank, the same one his father served on.

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We can’t be the only ones having all the fun. We want to see your collection. Show us some of your favorite Lego builds in the comment below and perhaps we’ll use them for a future blog post.

Are you a Lego super collector? We’d like to show off your Lego collection as part of our Collector Showcase series. Let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com.

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Add WandaVision and More to Your Collection via the Updated hobbyDB App

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It’s a fun day here at hobbyDB as we celebrate the release of our updated app, as well as the debut of Marvel’s “WandaVision.”

Version 1.2 of the hobbyDB app is now available in the App Store. The new version fixes a few bugs and performs some maintenance to pave the way for new features arriving in the near future.

WandaVisionThe app is a quick tool that allows you to scan an item while in Target or a thrift store — or if you’re home and looking to easily scan your new purchases into your collection.

For Marvel fans, we’ve added the UPC codes to Funko’s new “WandaVision” collection. With the app, you can simply scan the UPC code to add Halloween Wanda, the chase variant of 50s Vision or anything else easily to your collection.

Check out the entire WandaVision collection here.

And have no fear, an Android version is also in the works.

Have any questions or concerns? Let us know by messaging us at support@hobbydb.com.

From Marvel to Marbles to Mar-Vell to Ms.: The Crazy History of Captain Marvel

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Ron Ruelle

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The early audience reviews for the new Captain Marvel film were not very good. In fact, they pretty much trashed the movie. The problem was, those reviews came out before the film was even released. It was a case of trolling fueled by… who even knows anymore? Something to do with the character suddenly being a woman, right? We live in weird times.

Once the movie finally hit theaters, critics and fans agreed it actually was pretty darn good and lots of fun. The retro ‘90s theme was a hit with audiences (just wait til Wonder Woman’s 1984 era movie comes out!), and Brie Larson nails the performance. So in the end, she triumphed.

captain marvelBut, come to think of it, when did Captain Marvel become a woman? Wasn’t she a guy in a live action TV show back in the ‘70s? He drove around the country in a Winnebago with a kid and guy who looked like a cross between Pat Morita and Stan Lee, right? Turns out this superhero has a way more convoluted backstory than you may have remembered.

captain marvelOf course it makes sense that Captain Marvel would have been created in 1967 by Stan Lee of…. wait for it… MARVEL Comics. Except, the character was actually named “Captain Mar-Vell” because the “Captain Marvel” name was already taken by another comic book publisher. A publisher that had been defunct for a decade and a half. Oh, and Captain Marvel was a man back then, so your memory is correct. Partly anyway.

See, there was an earlier character named “Captain Marvel” who appeared in various titles from Fawcett Comics from 1940 to 1953. That early date puts him right on par with the first superheroes, such as Batman, Superman, and Captain America, who debuted in the late 1930s and early ’40s. And that was the start of his problems.

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Nothing at all similar between these two comics, right?

Fawcett unfortunately went out of business in 1953 after a copyright infringement suit involving the character. Not from Marvel, but from National Comics. Apparently they felt this caped, flying strongman was a little too similar to their character Superman. Wait, what? Yep, DC Comics was actually known as National Comics back then and sued over a character named after another comic book company that actually had yet to be named similarly to that character, but who subsequently named their new character after themselves. Did I mention this stuff is convoluted?

captain marvel hoppyBefore the lawsuit was settled, Fawcett really hunkered down on the character, creating Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Uncle Marvel, Grandpa Marvel, and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. (One of those characters I just made up. If you guessed Grandpa Marvel, you are correct. Yep, Hoppy actually existed. And I thought we were living in weird times today…)

Meanwhile, in 1953, issue #4 of MAD ran the story of Superduperman, featuring a nod to his lawsuit against Captain Marbles. MAD would of course eventually become part of the DC empire. (I am not making any of this up so far, aside from Grandpa Marvel. Seriously.)

captain marvelSpeaking of DC, they eventually acquired the rights to Fawcett’s Captain Marvel character and decided he had a lot of potential to expand the brand. Of course, with that name, he would be likely expanding the brand of their biggest competitor, so they gave him a new backstory and a catchy new title (but not a new name). The first issue of Shazam! was released by DC in 1973, complete with the subtitle, “The Original Captain Marvel.” So, naturally, there was another lawsuit. The producers of Gomer Pyle USMC sued over the “Shazam” catchphrase (okay, I made that up too, but honestly, at this point, it sounded believable, right?). No, of course it was Marvel Comics who sued DC over the name and the character. So the tagline was changed to “The World’s Mightiest Mortal.” And by the time it hit TV, people just kind of assumed that “Shazam” was the character’s name.

Got all that? Okay, back to Captain Marvel. The one from Marvel. The one named “Mar-Vell.” The one from the new movie. Yeah, her. Him. Let’s go back in time a bit… Captain Mar-Vell, a flying alien superhero from another planet (man, that sounds familiar), took off on his own in the late ’60s. Turns out he shared molecules with a kid named Rick Jones, and only one could exist in the world at a time, so they flip-flopped between the two identities. If that sounds familiar (it probably doesn’t but…) that was almost word for word the origin story of the original Fawcett character.

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Ironically, while DC’s Shazam! was becoming popular with comic fans and TV viewers, readers didn’t really dig Marvel’s Marvel, so the character was killed off in the 1970s. And then revived several times since, as various male and female characters, most with the last name “Vell.” At one point he was resurrected long enough to die again in an explosion where his DNA was mixed with his cohort, USAF Officer Carol Danvers. So Danvers acquired super powers and of course became… Ms. Marvel. And then she eventually just took on the Captain Marvel name. At various times over the last couple of decades Ms./Captain Marvel has starred in her own standalone comics, made guest appearances in other stories, and has been part of the Avengers. So if you’ve been paying attention and weren’t confused by everything that happened before, all of this should make sense.

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So yeah, now there’s a Captain Marvel movie, and the character is female, and it’s a pretty dang good movie, and you should see it despite what the trolls tried to tell you. And you’re going to love her cat Goose.

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By the way, DC is releasing a Shazam! movie later this summer. It looks like a fun, goofy, good time at the cinema. No word on whether he’s called “Captain Marvel” anytime in the flick. Let’s hope not. That could get confusing.