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Hello all, the time has arrived, the printers have given me the arrival date for this Friday and I'm proud to announce that Roshan's Guide to Marvel Legends is now available for purchase here:

Roshan's Guides — Roshan's Guide to Marvel Legends

 

For those of you who didn't see the preview in July here's the lowdown:

A little over a year ago I decided to start a reference guidebook to Marvel Legends. One of the big reasons for the move was the loss of marvellegends.net last year due to it being hacked (and it's a happy coincidence that the site is just coming back online in the last few days). It was my favorite online site for Marvel Legends and the sudden loss of it made me realize that a line of the importance of Marvel Legends needed a tangible reference guide that anyone could have on hand anytime they needed it.

 

I had an extensive Legends collection already since I'd collected from the beginning but through my research I was surprised by all the little things I discovered that I never saw on the shelves (in particular some of the lesser known figure variations). It was a much longer journey than I anticipated to come to this point, but I wanted to make sure I uncovered every stone in the line that made it into stores. The end result is a 160 page reference guide to the greatest Marvel action figure line ever made (sorry Universe fans, I'm biased on this one).

 

The book contains every figure released in the Marvel Legends line along with every variant and numerous variations. I have also included all of the Classics sub-lines: Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man (series 1 and 2) and X-Men as well as every Marvel Select release up until Juggernaut released earlier this year.

 

There are over 1000+ photos of the 500+ figures in the guide. All photos are full color on sturdy glossy paper. There are bio cards for each figure indicating accessories, size, rarity and comic books included.

 

There are three preview pages on the store page, and here are some additional preview shots (images are lower rez than the actual book to reduce load time on a forum page):

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If you wish to check out the book in person, I'll be at the following conventions this fall with copies to flip through and purchase:

Power-Con - Los Angeles, CA - September 24-25 (I'll be a fan at this show, but I'll have books in my backpack, just flag me down)

New Jersey Collector's Con - Cherry Hill, NJ - October 9

New York Comic Con - New York City NY - October 13-16

Chicago Toy Show - Deerfield, IL - October 23

Wizard World Austin - Austin, TX - November 11-12

All Iowa Joe Meet - Des Moines, IA - November 13

 

The first orders will go out this Friday direct from the press. There was a one day delay on the ship date so I'm going to pick up this week's orders personally from the press so you'll get them by early next week.

 

I'm also going to do a series of giveaways for the book, the first being an ID contest. Here is the inside cover of the book:

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The first person who can name the mountain that is to the left of Captain America in the picture (in the background, not the one he's standing on) gets a free copy of the book. The only clue I'll give is that it is a mountain in the United States and it's over 12,000 feet high. If this one's a stumper, don't worry, I'll have more comic related events down the road.

 

 

EDIT: Looks like we already have a winner. On a different board, Mt. Lindsey was the correct answer.

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looks really really good - tho i cant promise ill buy this in near future, cause im trying to get some new figures right now

 

I totally understand where you're coming from. I've got about $300 squirreled away for all the new stuff coming out this month. Like that cursed 6" Loki that everyone can seem to find except me :(

This time of year is always the most fun for toy hunts.

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Just a head's up to everyone in the Chicago area. I'll be at booth 238 in the East Prarie Events center at the Chicago Toy Show this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, IL. The book will be there for sale as well as James Kavanaugh's GI Joe RAHC guide.

 

For those of you who were hoping to buy a book in New York last week, I apologize. While I was at the show, I couldn't afford a full booth. Basically I was setup to do Big Apple Con and it was canceled and by the time it was canceled I couldn't get an artist alley booth. So given that, I'm giving you guys a $5 off coupon this weekend so you don't have to pay shipping since I wasn't there to pick it up in person. The code at the website roshansguides.bigcartel.com is LINDSEY, and will give you free shipping in the US.

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there's a spot for a discount code on that page. Is there a code, or is that something put on there by the online retailer being used? Just wondering. I've been seriously considering getting one of these. I've got darn close to 90% of ML figs probably. Mostly missing some from the craptacularly distributed Giant Man series and a couple from Ronan series and some box sets that I wasn't really interested in at the time. But I've got most all of the ML size "Classics" that came out before they started doing the actual ML stuff too. Most of my stuff is still MOC, althought the BAF's made me choose whether I would continue MOC or start opening so I could assemble; so most BAF series are all open. Anyway, enough of my babbling. Just wondering about that code area.

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE! If you guys have been hesitant on picking up a copy, this is the weekend for you. My Marvel Legends guide is 50% off the cover price ($29.99 on sale for $15) from now until Sunday at Midnight (11/27). This is not a permanent discount, it's just a Black Friday thing that was brought about due to my annoyance with the terrible Black Friday ads I've been seeing all week with hardly any good deals. So I thought I'd make my own :D Go ahead and pass it on to your friends or pick one up for them while you're at it.

 

http://roshansguides.bigcartel.com/

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went ahead and ordered one on Sunday. It looks pretty good. I almost ordered two since I know my boys are going to want to look through it too and I'm almost AR about the condition of my reading materials.lol I'll just have to keep an eye on them while they flip through it and try not to stress about them possibly bending some pages. It's tough being obsessive, isn't it?

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