Equipment: In Stores This Week from Diamond Select Toys

Halloween may not be here yet, but that didn’t stop a horde of horror- (and hero-) related items from shipping to comic shops this week! The Ghostbusters and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas team up with Arrow, the Flash and Ra’s Al Ghul to offer a variety of items, from action figures to PVC dioramas to resin busts!
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Equipment: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Marvel Select Drax Figure from Diamond Select Toys

Personally, I think that the casual collector wants a figure with multiple points of articulation at an affordable price. Too many figures on the market today cost more than some of us want to spend so when we can have our cake and eat it too it is a definite win. I think this is why I am such a big fan of the Marvel Select line of figures. Continue reading

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Vids: Coming from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Constantine-City of Demons The Movie!

From executive producers David S. Gover and Greg Berlanti, The Hellblazer is back in an all-new twisted tale of mystery, intrigue and the occult with Constantine: City of Demons, a full-length, R-rated feature film based on the acclaimed DC animated series from CW Seed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting October 9, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and Digital. Continue reading

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Equipment: Star Wars Black Series 6 inch Tobias Beckett Action Figure Review

There are Star Wars fans who genuinely hated Solo: A Star Wars Story. Personally I felt it wasn’t a completely horrible movie though it was slow. I enjoyed how fans were introduced to one of the most important characters in science fiction before they had grown old and looked overused, but even old and decrepit the Millennium Falcon is still the best. Seriously though, even if you didn’t love the movie you have to admit that there were some interesting characters. One of my favorite characters  from Solo: A Star Wars Story was Tobias Beckett played by Woody Harrelson. Continue reading

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Equipment: A Review of the Marvel Select Black Panther Figure from Diamond Select Toys

Unlike most of his superhero brethren, The Black Panther seems to have an overabundance of responsibilities. More than just a superhero, he is a statesman, warrior, king and lastly, an Avenger. The events that led to him to becoming Black Panther and the king of Wakanda are explained in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Black Panther (2018) so if you have questions you should go watch those movies then continue to read this review.

Now that you have gotten you’ve caught up, let’s continue.

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Training Simulations: New from North Star Games a Card Game Based on “The Dude” Character from The Big Lebowski

The dude arrives. North Star Games is excited to introduce its brand new game dude, now available exclusively at Target and Target.com. The game dude celebrates the versatility of a word that can be a question (dude?), an exclamation (dude!), an objection (DUDE), an expression of wonder (dooode), and many other things.

To play dude, each player has a set of cards that shows the word “dude” in 6 different ways. Everyone sits around the table saying “dude” in these different ways, all at once. You try to match with someone who you think is saying “dude” in the same way you are.

“It’s all about intonation, pronunciation, and body language,” states Dominic Crapuchettes, Founder and Co-President of North Star Games. “Is someone saying ‘dude?’, ‘dewd’, ‘dooode’ or just…‘dude’? dude simply celebrates all the beautiful ways that this amazing word can be said.”

 

But wait. There’s more….

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Equipment: McFarlane Toys Joins Forces with Epic Games to Produce Collectibles from Fortnite

McFarlane Toys today announced a new partnership with Epic Games to create a range of Fortnite™ premium collectible figures, related accessories and resin statues, in a deal brokered by IMG.
 
The new Fortnite branded collection will feature seven-inch premium figures from the Fortnite franchise and high-end accessories. Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Take a Journey into the Surreal with An Atlas of Imaginary Places

I guess this is my old man rant…kids these days lack something previous generations had in abundance, imagination. Even the most popular toys are ones linked to some kind of cartoon, movie or video game. I am a fan of encouraging a child’s imagination. Whether it is an imaginary friend, a living room floor that is made of lava or just imagining you are living on a distant planet, children need an imagination. That is why books like An Atlas of Imaginary Places are so important for encouraging young minds. Continue reading

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Vids: Batman: The Animated Series Coming To Blu-ray

Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-ray™ box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018. Continue reading

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Equipment: At San Diego Comic Con Hasbro Unveils Newest Toys in the Star Wars Line

Some people wait all year for the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup or even Wimbledon but for geeks it is San Diego Comic Con. The largest Pop Culture gathering in the world, the convention in San Diego is like the holy land for nerds. The importance of this con is simple it is the release of information. San Diego is where new movie trailers are released, stars come to talk about upcoming projects and toy companies reveal what is yet to come. Seriously, you would think that these toy reveals would be at the International Toy Fair in February…you would think that but you would be wrong. I do understand the need to break up the announcements so you don’t give away everything at once. Continue reading

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