Equipment: SDCC Round-Up: Avatar, Black Hole, Rocketeer and More from Diamond Select Toys!

San Diego Comic-Con is behind us, and what a week of reveals it was! Diamond Select Toys debuted dozens of new products, as well as a few new licenses, and now many of them are up for pre-order! From Avatar the Last Airbender and Black Hole to Rocketeer and Team Sonic Racing, it’s an alphabet of amazing offerings from DST! Read on, then order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! Continue reading

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Equipment: New Designs in the Augmented Collection from Volante Design

Have you noticed that these days geek culture is everywhere? A decade ago you would only see the occasional person wearing a geeky t-shirt but nowadays you see people of all ages flying their geek flag. I think it is fantastic.

I am one of those people who not only likes to show their geek-side but would rather be LARP-ing (Live Action Role Play) wearing an Avengers insignia rather than just putting on a t-shirt that says, “Captain America.” Fortunately there are companies producing clothing that allows you to dress like you are from a far off planet or are a futuristic explorer. One of those companies is called Volante Design. Continue reading

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Equipment: Convention Exclusive Limited Edition I.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament from Hallmark

The Mirror Universe holds a certain fascination for Star Trek fans. The fascination started when Captain Kirk and his landing party were accidently transported to an alternate Enterprise of the Terran Empire. This savage and xenophobic authoritarian regime rules the galaxy with an iron fist taking what they want and enslaving populations. They are the complete opposite of the United Federation of Planets. Continue reading

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Equipment: James Webb Courier Bag from the Coop…Approved by NASA…and Ready for Launch

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy challenged America to reach for the stars, specifically the moon. The Soviet Union had successfully launched a satellite (Sputnik) into space and they were leading in the “space race.” Kennedy wanted the U.S. to reach the moon before the end of the 1960s, giving NASA only 8 years to accomplish the task. To some, reaching the moon was nothing but science fiction but others decided to make it an achievable goal. Eight years after Kennedy first offered up a timetable, the impossible became a reality. On July 21, 1969 Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. Armstrong was eventually joined by Buzz Aldrin. Teammate Michael Collins orbited the moon waiting for their return. Though there had been other missions, the Apollo 11and its successful landing made history. Continue reading

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Equipment: Star Wars Black Series Archive Scout Trooper Action Figure from Hasbro

Collectors of the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series figures are getting a “second chance” to pick up figures they may have missed out on many years ago. Some of these earlier Black Series figures sell for hefty sums on the secondary market; the Archive figures are just re-releases of figures at a more reasonable price.

The first wave of Archive figures had a trio of bounty hunters, Bossk, IG-88 and everyone’s favorite, Boba Fett. Also included in this first round was X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker (in his orange jumpsuit). I was able to pick up Bossk and IG-88 for my collection without breaking the bank. Continue reading

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Vids: X-Men Dark Phoenix Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra Coming this Autumn

Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence fire up an all-star cast in this spectacular culmination of the X-Men saga! During a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey (Turner) is transformed into the infinitely powerful and dangerous DARK PHOENIX. As Jean spirals out of control, the X-Men must unite to face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

The home entertainment release comes packed with hours of extensive special features and behind-the-scenes insights from Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker delving into everything it took to bring
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX to the big screen. Beast also offers a hilarious, but important, one-on-one “How to Fly Your Jet to Space” lesson in the Special Features section. Check out a clip of the top-notch class sessions below! Continue reading

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Vids: Godzilla: King of the Monsters to be Released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD in August

Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus,” “Trick ‘r Treat,” “Superman Returns”), the film stars Kyle Chandler (“Catch-22,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Argo,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”), Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films, TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut. Continue reading

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Vids: Batman Beyond: The Complete Series – Limited Edition Blu-ray box set coming 10/29

Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and you get the gift! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray™ in the all-encompassing Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition, arriving on Digital ($49.99 SRP USA, $59.99 SRP Canada) starting October 15, 2019 and in a stunning box set ($99.99 SRP USA, $119.99 SRP Canada) on October 29, 2019. Distribution in Canada will be day-and-date with the USA, Pre-orders are now available. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hasbro May be Producing the Largest Transformer Ever…Unicron!

Following in the footsteps of Jabba’s Sail Barge there is another larger than life toy that may be coming your way. Transformers fans have wanted this figure ever since the 1986 Transformer’s animated film.

Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project – TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON. Continue reading

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Equipment: The Coop NASA Apollo Moon Landing Film Canister Lunch Tins

When JFK announced in 1962 that the United States would have a man walking on the moon before the end of the decade space travel was just science fiction. At the beginning of the 1960’s the space program was in its infancy and was expected to grow up very quickly. In 1969 we proved that nothing is impossible when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. This was a monumental achievement and what makes it more extraordinary was the fact that computer science was also in its infancy. In fact, the average smart phone is approximately 32,600 times faster than the computers used by NASA in the 1960s. That is pretty amazing. Continue reading

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