Equipment: Marvel Animated Minimates Series 7 Revealed; Series 6 Now Available at Walgreens

The sixth series of Marvel Animated Minimates has arrived in Walgreens stores! Spider-Man and the Inhumans headline the latest assortment of the exclusive mini-figure line only available at Walgreens, and now Diamond Select Toys is ready to unveil the next batch! This upcoming seventh series of figures features the first two-packs from the new cartoon Marvel’s Spider-Man as well as more characters from Avengers Assemble, including new editions of classic Super Heroes and Super Villains who have never been done in the animated style! Continue reading

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Transmissions: The Alienist Premieres in January on TNT

Turner’s TNT will take viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age with the eagerly anticipated series The Alienist based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr.Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). The Alienist is slated to premiere on Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms. Continue reading

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Equipment: Coming Soon from DC Entertainment a New Line of Figures and So Much More!

DC Collectibles is gearing up for a fun-filled June 2018 stocked with enough new statues, action figures and collectibles to please both DC’s most dedicated fans and those just starting out with their collections. Headlining DC Collectibles’ June releases is an all-new Batman Black & White action figure line based on the company’s bestselling statue line of the same name. The moveable 6.75’’ action figures will debut alongside the first wave of DC Artists Alley designer vinyls that will now feature three new black and white variants. DC Collectibles will also release a stunning 12’’ statue based on the critically acclaimed DARK NIGHTS: METAL comic book series and new additions to its Harley Quinn: Red, White & Black and DC Gallery lines.

After 75+ statues and counting, DC Collectibles is transforming its longest running and most popular line of Batman Black and White statues into highly detailed, articulated 6.75’’ action figures. The first wave debuts in June 2018 and stars Jim Lee’s Batman from BATMAN: HUSH, Greg Capullo’s Batman from BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY and Batman from the Super Hero’s first appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #27. Continue reading

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Equipment: New in Comic Shops This Week from Diamond Select Toys

It’s New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and this week, Diamond Select Toys is shipping in a plethora of new products, all of which are exclusively available at comic shops and specialty retailers! Read on for info about products from Alien: Covenant, Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice and Spider-Man Homecoming, and reserve your favorites at your local comic shop! Or order through your favorite online retailer! Continue reading

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Equipment: Marvel Select Destroyer Figure from Diamond Select Toys

I must admit that I never read Thor comics when I was a kid. Hell, even as an adult I never read Thor comics. My first real exposure to The God of Thunder was the cheesy Marvel Cartoon from the 1960’s (I can still hear the theme song in my head). I don’t remember the Destroyer being in the cartoon but I do remember it in the 2011 movie.
The Destroyer is Asgardian armor that has been forged by Odin. In the movie, Loki sends the armor to kill Thor while is on Earth and powerless. The Destroyer has the ability to shoot powerful beams of energy from his face-plate. These devastating blasts leveled many of the buildings in the small town where Thor was staying. It wasn’t until Thor regained his power that he was able to defeat the magical armor. Continue reading

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E.V.A.-New York Comic Con Coverage for Friday October 6 with Rob Banks

Everyone who is everyone is at New York Comic Con. I’ve watched this con go from a medium sized con, thrown in February to the juggernaut that it is today. 4 days of complete insanity. I crush of humanity…unwashed humanity for the most part. I remember the “good old days” when the con organizers would call me and ask if I wanted a press pass. Oh how times have changed.

One of our men on the scene is the main man over at The Red Cup Review, Rob Banks. Rob was in the thick of it on Friday and I know that he will be there again over the weekend so he is a braver man than I. Continue reading

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Transmissions: Syfy Aquires Fan Favorite Futurama

SYFY today announced that it has acquired the hit animated series “Futurama” from Twentieth Television in a multi-year, non-exclusive deal that includes all 140 HD episodes of the series. “Futurama” will make its SYFY debut in a special weekend stunt beginning Saturday, November 11, with the series airing regularly in primetime on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8PM-2AM ET/PT and on Saturday mornings from 8-11AM ET/PT. Continue reading

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Vids: Richard Simmons: Sweatin’ to the Oldies 30th Anniversary Edition from Time-Life

For thirty years, the inimitable Richard Simmons has been helping people lose weight (more than 3,000,000 pounds and counting) and get healthy with his unique enthusiasm, charm and encouragement.  Since opening his first aerobics studio in Beverly Hills in 1974, he has cemented himself in America’s pop-culture psyche with 65 fitness videos (selling over 20 million copies), dozens of infomercials, nine best-selling books, myriad parodies of his over-the-top persona, and seemingly endless TV and film appearances.  And, on October 31, Time Life celebrates the iconic weight loss guru with a landmark DVD release: RICHARD SIMMONS: SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.  The set will be available for $39.95srp, exclusively from Amazon.com. Continue reading

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Equipment: PopMinded by Hallmark Gets Set for New York Comic Con

PopMinded by Hallmark will grab the attentions of popular culture fans attending the East Coast’s largest fan event—New York Comic Con—next week with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for attendees.

PopMinded, which debuted nationally last year, is Hallmark’s new way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products through its event pop-up store. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hallmark Keepsake Ornament P-5000 Power Work Loader from Aliens

I love that Hallmark has embraced icons from Pop Culture and is turning them into Christmas ornaments. I am sure that ornaments based on television and movie characters date back long before the 1990’s but my first recollection of a Keepsake Ornament that wasn’t typical Christmas fare was in 1991 when the first U.S.S. Enterprise was released. I guess for me that was when I felt I could really personalize my Christmas tree. No longer was I limited to reindeer, penguins and Santas, I could have starships, Hot Wheels and Muppets. Continue reading

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