Monday, June 18, 2018

NY Transit Museum Celebrates Comics Going Underground

Growing up in Brooklyn many years ago, Marvel Comics always spoke directly to me. Most of their heroes were East Coast based and I could spot New York landmarks in each panel ...ones I had walked past before and could visit now. It's a surreal moment for a kid, to sit beside a fountain where Nightcrawler had a heart to heart with his girlfriend! The lifeblood flowing through that city was and will always be the trains running beneath, and you'd better believe, if something earth shattering was happening in the pages of Spider-Man or X-Men topside, it wouldn't be long before those tremors were felt below. Hell, the Morlocks made their home in the tunnels I sped through on many a day. For those of us with vibrant memories of these moments, an exhibit of comics exploring those catacombs, dark tunnels and elevated steel trestles sounds fantastic.

Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties on Blu-ray & DVD 8/14

Lionsgate How to Talk to Girls at Parties Blu-ray
Take the hyper imaginative mind of Neil Gaiman, teamed with the writers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Philippa Goslett and John Cameron Mitchell) and add a tiny, magical dose of body horror and you get How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a comic sci-fi experience you won't soon forget!

London, 1977. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban teenager who sneaks out to after-hours punk parties. One night, Enn and his friends meet some teens who seem like they’re from another planet; in fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. Enn falls for beautiful alien Zan (Elle Fanning) – and into a delirious adventure that will test the limits of their love in this wildly entertaining film from director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

Prepare your Bowels for the GG Allin 25th Deathiversary Bust

Aggronautix GG Allin 25th Deathiversary Bust


Rude...crass...disgusting...a bloody mess at his best moments. GG Allin will be remembered for a great many sick slices of history, but make no mistake, he will be remembered!! Now, champions of punk rock collectibles Aggronautix celebrate the man...the myth...the festering pile of worm food he always dreamed he would be.

This special edition bust depicting a zombie-like GG Allin post-death is the first of its kind by Aggronautix.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

90's Michael Rooker Battles Demons in Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder

Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder Blu-ray
From the mind of the master of horror, Bram Stoker (creator of Dracula), comes Shadowbuilder for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. If the demon succeeds, it will open a doorway to Hell, blazing a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem and destroy humanity. Now the fate of the world hinges on the final outcome of a renegade priest's battle with the soul eating Shadowbuilder.

LEGO Summer 2018 Unikitty Sets

LEGO Unikitty Set 1775 Unikitty! Collectibles Series 1
We had a nice, lengthy visit with LEGO involving tiny pizzas, tiny burgers, tiny tacos, tiny cupcakes and...umm..regular size beers! Among the Star Wars, Incredibles 2 and Harry Potter sets on display was a tightly packed section just for our favorite hyper active LEGO cartoon star, UNIKITTY!! We photographed 6 sets and one collectible, blind-bag figure series, so strap on your kittycorn horn and start saving your toy moneys...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SDCC 2018: Bluefin Bandai Shogukan Voltron Exclusive

SDCC 2018 Bluefin Bandai Shogukan Voltron
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces a special version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand that will be offered as a convention exclusive at the 2018 Comic-Con International.

This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the "Form Blazing Sword" sequence and is not found in the standard version of the model kit. It will be offered to Comic-Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth with an MSRP of $70.00. During the convention Bluefin will offer a wide array of products for sale from popular Bandai brands including Bandai Hobby and Bandai Shogukan.

SDCC 2018: NECA's Full Exclusives Lineup

SDCC 2018 NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Action Figure Box Set
It's mental that we are already only one month out from San Diego Comic Con!! Even though the convention itself isn't showing us any love this year, we'll still be supporting our friends as they slide their shiny exclusive collectibles forward for all the world to see. Let's get this train roaring along with NECA, everyone's favorite 7 inch action figure masters, who filled this year's lineup with many an item super collectors are freaking out over as we speak. Get ready to drool...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Reviewed

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Review
by Ben Urich

So let’s just start with the fact that I have long been a fan of anything to do with the JURASSIC franchises. I read the original books years ago, have read all the comics, and seen all of the films; so whenever there’s a new film in the franchise, I always look forward to its release. The newest installment FALLEN KINGDOM was no exception. Although I must admit that my standards for these movies have dropped over the years, and I really just go to see the dinosaurs on the big screen and, of course, the ensuing carnage.

VIZ Launches MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Manga Series

VIZ Media MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES Manga Series
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces a new series set in the world of the bestselling manga series MY HERO ACADEMIA with the release of MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES on July 3rd.

The new comedy-action series MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES has been highly anticipated by manga readers. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint. The print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Digital editions will be available via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES features story by Hideyuki Furuhashi and artwork by Betten Court and is based on original concepts by MY HERO ACADEMIA series creator Kohei Horikoshi. Future volumes of the series will be published every four months.

Monday, June 11, 2018

E3 2018: Reimagined Resident Evil 2 Coming January

E3 2018 Capcom Resident Evil 2 Reimagined
At the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) E3 press conference today, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, unveiled the first look at the new Resident Evil 2, one of the most highly anticipated games of all time. Based on the original genre-defining masterpiece, the new game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game. Resident Evil 2 brings its reimagined brand of horror to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC on January 25, 2019.