Tuesday, October 31, 2023

MONDO's 12 inch THE THING: MacReady - Timed Edition

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Halloween is without a doubt our favorite day of the year, and we’ve been saving one of our biggest releases to mark the occasion ... 

We’re dropping our long-awaited MacReady 1/6 scale figure, inspired by 1982’s THE THING from Universal Pictures, complete with cloth and faux leather fabric elements plus a slew of swappable hands, heads and weapons. He’ll be available as both a Regular Edition and a deluxe Timed Edition, which also includes the exclusive dog and spider-head creatures. 

Monday, October 30, 2023

SEAN YOUNG makes NY stage debut in ODE TO THE WASP WOMAN

Ode to the Wasp Woman Play
Forwood C. Wiser presents Sean Young (Blade Runner, Fatal Instinct) in Ode To The Wasp Woman, a new play by Rider McDowell (The Mercy Man, Wimbledon). The limited 13-week Off-Broadway engagement will play October 30, 2023 through January 31, 2024, at The Actors Temple Theatre (339 W. 47th St, NYC). Opening night is Thursday, November 9 at 7:30PM. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

Ode To The Wasp Woman chronicles the last 48 hours in the lives of four 1950's B movie stars; Susan Cabot, leading lady of the Roger Corman’s cult classic The Wasp Woman; George Reeves, the man who brought Superman to life on TV screens across America; Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer of the beloved “Our Gang” comedies; B-movie queen Barbara Payton. The desperate and sensational events that lead to the demise of these four fallen stars are told in four one acts with music, a veritable homage to film noir and true crime.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

YOSHIKI Triumphantly Returns To Headline Carnegie Hall

YOSHIKI, world-renowned composer, pianist, drummer, and leader of rock band X Japan, delivered an emotional and unforgettable performance of the YOSHIKI “REQUIEM” Classical World Tour this past Friday (October 20) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

After dazzling audiences and receiving standing ovations at Royal Albert Hall in London (October 13), Tokyo Garden Theater (October 9), and Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA (October 20), YOSHIKI returns to headline Carnegie Hall this week on Saturday, October 28 in New York City. This marks the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all of these historic venues. 

SHUDDER’S Halloween Hotline Returns

Shudder Fear Fest Halloween 2023
Join Sam Zimmerman for his tricks and treats during AMC’s long-running, annual “FearFest” celebration, featuring over 700 hours of films, series, and specials curated by Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Leading up to Halloween weekend, the popular Shudder Halloween Hotline returns for those in need of extra help in picking the perfect horror movie -- whether it’s a slasher film, a ghost story, or a monster flick – Sam Zimmerman, head curator for Shudder, will be on hand to offer personalized picks for a perfectly scary weekend based on each caller’s mood and preference. 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

AEW, Rebel Moon, Marvel and More at Diamond Select

It’s almost November, which means it’s time for some new pre-orders from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD! This month, there are a variety of products form licenses like AEW, JCVD, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Muppets, Rebel Moon, and Star Wars! All are scheduled for release in spring or summer 2024, and you can place your pre-orders today at your local comic shop (find one at comicshoplocator.com) or order online at diamondselecttoys.com or gentlegiantltd.com!

Saturday, October 21, 2023


Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - Ecto Edition, a 4v1 haunt-or-hunt action-packed video game from the asymmetrical multiplayer experts at IllFonic, will be joining both the STEAM and Nintendo Switch family on October 19, 2023. Rated E10+, the game will be available in the STEAM Store here and the My Nintendo Store here for $19.99. A physical version of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - Ecto Edition will be released from our physical partner, Nighthawk Interactive, later this year. Fans of Ghostbusters, STEAM, and Nintendo will now have the chance to unite forces or rally against current PC/Epic Games Store, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One users as the game supports crossplay across all platforms.

WORLD OF HORROR Horrifies PC Today; PS4|5, Switch on Oct. 26

World of Horror Video Game
WORLD OF HORROR, the unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from developer Panstasz and publisher Ysbryd Games, frees Eldritch nightmares from their Early Access bindings into 1.0 release for desktops worldwide via Steam, GOG, itch io, and Microsoft Store today. Japanese audiences can experience 1-bit terror on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4|5 (via backwards compatibility) today, while console versions shall haunt North America and Europe come Thursday, Oct. 26.

Prime Video Greenlights Season 2 of 'The Boys' spin off 'Gen V'

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Prime Video announces that it officially ordered a sophomore season of the global hit series Gen V, which comes from the world of The Boys. Gen V, from Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, began its eight-episode freshman season on Friday, September 29, and will conclude with an epic season finale on Friday, November 3. The series streams exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. 

“Expanding the universe of The Boys with a series as bold as Gen V has been an incredible journey for us and our wonderful partners at Sony. From our first conversation with showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, along with Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, we knew Gen V would push the boundaries. Their unapologetic approach is exactly what audiences love, and it has helped Gen V become the No. 1 series on Prime Video in over 130 countries,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “Gen V is Prime Video’s most acquisitive new Original series of 2023, and we’re excited that our incredible cast and crew are going to continue telling brave and bold stories from Gen V to our customers.”

Creative Beast Launches "Cyberzoic" Action Figures

Creative Beast Studio Cyberzoic
Creative Beast Studio today launched its first unique science fiction IP “Cyberzoic'' with a Kickstarter campaign. Cyberzoic tells a compelling story about the near-extinction of humankind via a dedicated line of intricate action figures and comic book series depicting armored dinosaurs, fearsome dragons, prehistoric mammals, and various alien wildlife. Its singular narrative will engage sci-fi, fantasy, wildlife, and action figure enthusiasts. Fans can support the Cyberzoic Kickstarter campaign here.

NYCC 2023: Marvel's Star Wars News from Comic Con


Next year, Marvel Comics embarks on a host of new adventures in the galaxy far, far away! Last weekend at the Lucasfilm Publishing panel at New York Comic Con, an all-star lineup of Star Wars talent joined Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain to give fans a first look at what next year holds for Marvel Comics’ line of Star Wars comic books. The new announcements included an all-new limited series starring Mace Windu hitting stands just in time for the 25th anniversary celebration of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, a comic adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s New York Times #1 best-selling Thrawn: Alliances novel, and more!

Launching in January, STAR WARS: THRAWN - ALLIANCES will see Zahn team up with writer Jody Houser and artists Andrea Di Vito and Pat Olliffe to bring his groundbreaking chapter of Thrawn’s saga to Marvel Comics! Witness the tactical prowess of the galaxy's most dangerous mind in action as Thrawn begins his legendary rise to power and forges a lasting and deadly partnership with Darth Vader. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Official Candela Obscura Core Rulebook From Darrington Press

Darrington Press’ Candela Obscura Core Rulebook
Darrington Press, the publishing company from the creative minds behind Critical Role, today announced that the upcoming Candela Obscura Core Rulebook is releasing worldwide on November 14. It will be available in both a standard hardcover edition as well as a hardcover limited edition for collectors and fans alike. 

Within the secret society Candela Obscura, individuals of varied talents work as a team—known as a circle—to investigate strange occurrences and dangerous magick, fighting back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. The first game to use the Illuminated Worlds System designed by Stras Acimovic and Layla Adelman, the Candela Obscure Core Rulebook includes everything you need to start a thrilling and terrifying game session, including rules, playable character options, sample campaigns, and expansive setting information both inside and beyond the city of Newfaire. 



Publisher TOKYOPOP announced the forthcoming launch on December 14th of CAPTAIN LASERHAWK: A BLOOD DRAGON REMIX, an original new boys’ love manga inspired by the Netflix anime series featuring alter egos of characters from the hit Ubisoft video games in a highly referential homage to the early 90s.

The Netflix series follows Dolph Laserhawk, a rebel super-soldier who escaped the army and plans a final big heist with Alex Taylor before they sail into the sunset. The show was created by Adi Shankar (producer of Netflix’s Castlevania series) and is currently streaming.

"I'm so thankful to Adi, Ubisoft, and TOKYOPOP for letting me play in this wonderful sandbox that they've created,” says Ben Kahn. “I can't wait for fans to see how Dolph Laserhawk's doomed romance began, and how it irrevocably set him on his current path."

The Maximals Experience at the Natural History Museum

TRANSFORMERS RISE OF THE BEASTS the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County The Maximals Experience

In celebration of the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD debut of the hit film TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has launched an exciting new activation called “The Maximals Experience.”

Running through October 24th, the self-guided tour invites visitors to explore the museum and discover the real-life animals that inspired the design of the Maximals featured in TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS. Using QR codes placed throughout the museum, powered by SMS engagement platform Community, guests can embark on a fun scavenger hunt and quiz, testing their knowledge of these creatures.

The experience is a unique opportunity to delve into the world of TRANSFORMERS and connect the worlds of science and fiction!

Friday, October 13, 2023

No Tricks, All Treats Stormtrooper Medallion

No Tricks, All Treats Stormtrooper Medallion
No tricks, all treats are what the purchase of the 2023 PSWCS.org Charity medallion will do for you this year. The 2023 PSWCS.org charity medallion was created to support an elite military battalion of homeless Veterans through Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania.  This medallion features artwork drawn from Legion-approved armor (TK-95873). You can keep all the spooks away this haunting season by purchasing one of the remaining charity medallions created by PSWCS.org, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS).  Purchase one for yourself, give one to the best-dressed Star Wars character at your next scary event or even purchase multiples to pass out instead of candy and be this Halloween’s hero by supporting VOPA.  

ZomBeat Bear Glow In The Dark Edition by Dead Beat City

Kuma and Kub Vinyl Set –ZomBeat Bear - GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colorway

Dead Beat City, the UK resin-casting and bear-making genius, has teamed up with Clutter to bring you the latest Kuma and Kub Vinyl Set –ZomBeat Bear - GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colorway!

Introducing a new Vinyl figure from Dead Beat City x Clutter – The Kuma & Cub, a 2-figure set! 

Produced in an all-new super spooky ZomBeat colorway - a Glow-in-the-dark milky teal vinyl, complete with a black Batshit/Super lover Tee, and tattoos!

Grab them now, and have them on display in time for All Hallows' Eve!

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING Part One on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, Blu-ray, and DVD October 31st

Hailed as “the biggest and best action movie of the year” (Screen Rant), the edge-of-your-seat, non-stop thrill ride MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—DEAD RECKONING Part One becomes available to buy on Digital for fans to watch at home starting October 10, 2023.  The blockbuster hit will debut on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on October 31st.

"Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission - not even the lives of those he cares about most."

“Tom Cruise is at the top of his game” in “the best ‘Mission’ ever” (KTLA-TV) that’s loaded with “next level action and thrills” (Entertainment Weekly).  Certified Fresh with a stellar 96% critic score* on Rotten Tomatoes,® MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—DEAD RECKONING Part One received widespread acclaim and a coveted “A” CinemaScore from fans.

PAX Unplugged 2023: Exhibitors Revealed

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PAX co-show organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade have revealed the first list of exhibitors for PAX Unplugged 2023, returning to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

The forces behind some of the biggest names in tabletop gaming will set up shop on the expansive expo hall, including Ravensburger (Disney Lorcana), Games Workshop (Warhammer 40,000), R.Talsorian Games (Cyberpunk franchise) Magpie (Avatar: The Last Airbender RPG), and Cephalofair (Gloomhaven RPG). 

NYCC 2023: Ghost Machine, a Creator Co-Owned, Cooperative Media Company, Launches at Comic Con

Ghost Machine Comic Books
Ghost Machine, a first-of-its-kind creator-owned and operated media company officially launched today at New York Comic-Con. Creators co-own all the characters and universes developed for Ghost Machine, sharing in all publishing, media, merchandise, and beyond. The pioneering creator collective is a global best-of-class roster of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning and Green Arrow: Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. The company plans to announce additional talent in the months ahead, including one major superstar creator. All creators will be exclusive to Ghost Machine for their comics work after completing their already committed to projects.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

NYCC 2023: Dynamite & Warner Bros. Team Up For Comics & Graphic Novels

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Dynamite and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products have partnered to release a range of comic books and graphic novels inspired by some of WBD’s favorite franchises and characters. Projected to start publishing early in 2024 with the first title ThunderCats by Declan Shalvey launching in February. Fans can look forward to a diverse range of stories featuring top tier writers, and gorgeous art! Some of those beloved characters have never had their own comic or graphic novel before.

The initial slate of titles planned to be released across multiple formats include titles that fans of many generations will recognize and be excited to spend time with in comics. Comics fans new and old can get excited for stories featuring ThunderCats, The Flintstones, The Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost, Jonny Quest, The Wizard of Oz, We Bare Bears, with more to come! The stories will be released in a range of formats and avenues, across the applicable franchises.

NYCC 2023: Oni Press Unveils ONI 2024

NYCC 2023 Oni Press ONI 2024 POSTER
Oni Press is proud to reveal ONI 2024—a high-intensity first wave of five propulsive new monthly comic series from a wide-ranging cast of award-winning creators and fast-rising stars that will fully embrace the potential of the comics medium to invert, collide, and reinvent the foundational genres of horror, science fiction, crime, fantasy, and beyond throughout the new year . . . 

Beginning with INVASIVE #1—the terrifying new experiment in surgical horror from Eisner Award nominee Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Basilisk) and blockbuster artist Jesús Hervás (The Empty Man)—in December, each month will feature a new, must-read ONI 2024 debut: 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

NYCC 2023: Image Comics Programming and Panels

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Image Comics will be in full-force at New York Comic Con this year with an exciting lineup of can’t-miss panels. Each of these Image Comics panels will be bursting-at-the-seams with jaw-dropping announcements sure to cause a stir!


Image Comics Presents: the new wave of comics storytelling, character, and talent

Friday October 13 @ 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Location: 406.3

Join Rodney Barnes (KILLADELPHIA), Ryan Parrott (TBA), Charles Soule (HELL TO PAY, EIGHT BILLION GENIES), Will Sliney (HELL TO PAY), Ethan Sacks (A HAUNTED GIRL), and Naomi Sacks (A HAUNTED GIRL) for some special announcements of upcoming projects, and a conversation about genre, storytelling, industry secrets, and tricks-of-the-trade.

NYCC 2023: Andy Diggle & Aaron Campbell's WEAVER Gets Omnibus Edition

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Dynamite is excited to announce an upcoming complete omnibus paperback collection of Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell’s action-packed thriller Weaver.

Originally released in 2013 as Uncanny, the sci-fi/crime series received tons of praise, such as ComicVine deeming it, “A book any fan of gritty crime and intrigue should get their hands on.” And now here’s the chance to get all 300-plus pages in one handy collection. 

Born with an uncanny ability, Weaver can steal other people's skills – their memories, abilities, and expertise – for a limited time. He's a man who could change the world, but as a professional gambler, con-man, and thief-for-hire, he prefers to look out for number one. That is, until he finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of international intrigue where the rules keep changing, the players are hidden… and the first thing he stands to lose is his life. Now Weaver is on the run, and his only hope is to turn the tables on his pursuers in a desperate gambit that will bring him face-to-face with the source of his power… and his own traumatic past.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on December 12

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Shell-ebrate the holidays with the wildly entertaining and action-packed hit TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, arriving on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD just in time for gift-giving on December 12, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment!

"After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them."

Certified Fresh with a 96% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and acclaimed by both audiences and critics alike, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM delivers a fresh and fun-filled adventure that the whole family can enjoy together.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NYCC 2023: MONDO Collectibles, Vinyl + Posters

NYCC 2023 Mondo Exclusive DOOM Eternal - Doom Slayer 6th Scale Action Figure Crimson Variant

NYCC is officially just one week away. And while we love New York in the fall, we didn’t quite end up making it to Hudson Yards this year. (Self-care!) But in the spirit of the season, we’re dropping some exclusives online anyways.

Our SUPERMAN THE MOVIE Original Soundtrack returns as an NYCC exclusive box set, featuring a new vinyl variant bundled with DC’s SUPERMAN ‘78, a brilliant continuation of the story by Robert VendittiWilfredo Torres and Jordie Bellaire. Limited to 500 copies, it comes in a newly designed clamshell with artwork by the legendary Joe Quinones and Paolo Rivera. (This new box set will also get a larger release a little later.)

Toy Fair 2023: Bandai on Dragonball Z, Gundam, Godzilla, Disney, Anime & More

Toy Fair 2023 Bandai Gundam
This October is a constant game of catch up with Toy Fair 2023 and New York Comic Con booked BACK to BACK...for whatever reason. Insanity over logic? PERHAPS! Whatever the reasoning, we are neck deep in geek news while the spookiest of seasons begs our attention like an adorable kitten in a Dracula costume mewing at our feet. Today, we are crunching video shot by Jonathan and Meghan as they sped across the Toy Fair show floor, feverishly working to bring you the best possible coverage of all the companies we know and love. Every year, it's like a massive family reunion with endless cousins we are charged to photograph, all screaming LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO!! It's exhausting...it's never-ending...and it's really cool!

Your First Look At The New COBRA COMMANDER #1

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Today Skybound, in collaboration with leading toy and game company Hasbro, revealed an impressive lineup of variant covers and a first look at interior pages of Cobra Commander #1 from writer Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) and colorist Annalisa Leoni (Oblivion Song). The debut issue of the Energon Universe’s newest limited series arrives in comic book shops on January 17, 2024.  

The rise of Cobra begins HERE. In a world where Cobra doesn’t exist, one man’s sinister plans to utilize the mysterious alien substance known as Energon will send shockwaves across the globe. Who is Cobra Commander? Where does he come from? And what horrors is he planning to unleash that will rock the world – and maybe the universe – to its core? 

NYCC 2023: Bond and Ennis Align at Dynamite for 007's 70th Anniversary

Dynamite James Bond 007 Comic Book
Dynamite announces the ultimate team-up with MI6’s super spy and one of the greatest comics writers of 007's native United Kingdom, Garth Ennis. The new series starts this coming January, with the intention to shake and stir the character in a thrilling tale for fans.

The year 2023 has marked the incredible 70th anniversary of Ian Fleming's historic character. 2024 will kick off Dynamite's 10th year publishing comics starring James Bond. With over 20 graphic novels worth of stories on the shelves, Dynamite targeted the perfect creative partner to celebrate these milestones in classy, brutal and typical Bond style. No name fit more than one of the most celebrated and influential writers from the British Isles and a longtime Dynamite partner — Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher).

"When I took a look at the Bond of the Fleming novels, as opposed to the larger-than-life figure from the movies, I saw a great deal more potential — a much darker character in a more interesting world," said writer Garth Ennis.

NYCC 2023: Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Head to Comic-Con

NYCC 2023 Diamond Select Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gallery Last Ronin Black & White PVC Diorama
Where will you be from October 12 to the 15th? Well, if you’re in the Northeastern United States, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to be at New York Comic-Con! One of the largest comic conventions in the U.S., NYCC 2023 promises to have something for everyone, including toy collectors, which is why Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD are going to be there in full effect!

Want to find out what DST and GG LTD have planned for 2024? Kick off the show right by attending the Diamond Select Toys & Gentle Giant LTD panel at 12:00 PM in Room 406.2! You can ask the team your most burning questions, and get the inside scoop from artists like Yuri Timg (designer, Marvel Select), Jean St. Jean (sculptor, JCVD), Nelson Asencio (designer, Marvel busts) and Salvador Gomes (sculptor, Avatar: The Last Airbender)!

Saturday, October 7, 2023

NYCC 2023: MINECRAFT x The Noble Collection Product Launch

NYCC 2023 Noble Collection Minecraft Color Changing Potion Bottle 003

The Noble Collection, a leading manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of premium collectibles and Toyllectibles™, announced the launch of its first game-inspired product assortment for Minecraft. The premium collector replicas will be exclusively available to fans on-site at New York Comic Con (Booth #1061) from October 12-13, and the Diamond Sword Collector Replica will be available for pre-order exclusively to Con attendees. On-site products will then be widely accessible online via noblecollection.com and select retailers on October 14.

NYCC 2023: Winx Club Vol. 1: Welcome to Magix

NYCC 2023 Mad Cave Studios Winx Club Graphic Novel
Mad Cave Studios and Rainbow Group are pleased to announce that the first in their brand new series of Winx graphic novels for young adult and middle grade readers will be Winx Club Vol. 1: Welcome to the Magix, publishing January 16, 2024. 

Join the Winx Club, a group of fairies who fight evil using their unique magical powers! In this first installment, Bloom is introduced to Fairy school in Magix, and a whole new world of superpowered girlfriends, scary monsters, and wicked witches — all the while becoming stronger herself and finding the true meaning of friendship.

There is a second piece of news that will excite Winx fans: At this year’s New York Comic Con (Thu, Oct 12, 2023 – Sun, Oct 15, 2023), readers will be able to buy an early version of the book with a limited Edition NYCC 20th Gold Foil cover, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Winx series! We are pleased to be able to provide the Gold Foil cover here, and below. 

NYCC 2023: Catbat Custom Show at Tenacious Toys

NYCC 2023 Tenacious Toys Catbat Custom Show

The Catbat is out of the bag! Tenacious Toys and Heartbat Studios have announced their Catbat Custom Show at the Tenacious Collective booth #1771 at New York Comic Con 2023.

This show features 25 customs based on the Heartbat Studios 4" vinyl Catbat figure - a cat with bat wings! In this show are one-of-a-kind pieces by 20 different artists - artist names and IG handles are below:

Toy Fair 2023: Doc Nocturnal joins 5 Points

Toy Fair 2023 Mezco 5 POINTS Doc Nocturnal - Nocturnal Tower Playset 001

REJOICE 18th scale collectors!!! Weep heavily, 12th scale crybabies. Here's the 5 Points Doc Nocturnal- Nocturnal Tower Playset...

This massive monstrosity of a set features 4 figures, a two-story Nocturnal Tower playset, and the Land Reaper vehicle - all with multiple accessories, changeable parts, and unique features! The Nocturnal Tower Playset is a call-back to a time when 5 point articulated figures, vehicles, and large play sets ruled the toy aisles! It contains our heroes, Doc Nocturnal and Woodford, two of the villainous Decapod Gang, and the Land Reaper – Doc’s trustly vehicle!

Friday, October 6, 2023

NYCC 2023: IDW Signing Schedule, Exclusives, Live Events, and More

IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Last Ronin 2 Comic Book

IDW Publishing will be celebrating comics all weekend long in New York Comic Con’s awe-inspiring Artist Alley from October 12 through October 15 with creator signings, live sketching, portfolio reviews, exclusive variant covers, giveaways, and more.

When fans enter Artist Alley, IDW Publishing will be front and center. Located at booth #HB905, aspiring comic book creators interested in portfolio reviews will need to drop off their portfolios for consideration on Friday, October 13 between 10am and 4pm for consideration. Selected submissions will be notified via text for an editorial appointment time on Saturday 10/15.

Love watching artists breathe life into a blank page? Live drawings will occur throughout the show featuring TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Hayden Sherman (DARK SPACES: DUNGEON), Ben Bishop and the Escorza Brothers (TMNT: THE LAST RONIN II - RE-EVOLUTION), Alan Robert (THE BEAUTY OF HORROR), and a special surprise guest. All work will be contributed to the charity Comic Books for Kids.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Toy Fair 2023: Diamond Select Lord of the Rings

Toy Fair 2023 Diamond Select Lord of the Rings Samwise Action Figure

Due to some health complications impacting my ability to work all day, every day for a week and not fall asleep in the GUND booth, I bowed out of this year's New York Toy Fair coverage...but NEVER FEAR!! Meghan Lee and Jonathan Kolton hit the floor on day one with a truck load of enthusiasm and the desire to hug all plush. Diamond Select was jam packed with pop culture collectibles, as per usual. Every year, their level of detail, paint applications, and execution go up a level, but their prices remain extremely competitive and easy on the wallet! We kick off Toy Fair 2023 coverage with Diamond's Lord of the Rings line, including 7-inch scaled action figures and PVC statues. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

NYCC 2023: Storm King Comics Panels

Storm King Comics Logo
The times we live in are terrifying enough, so creators of horror stories across different media have a challenge to out-scare the headlines. Storm King Comics founder and horror legend Sandy King Carpenter will lead a panel discussion about the topic as part of New York Comic-Con, the comics publisher announced today.

In addition, King Carpenter will hold a special hourlong exploration of the origins, impact and future of Storm King Comics as the publishing house celebrates its first 10 years, sharing insight into her work with longtime partner and iconic horror director John Carpenter.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Toy Fair 2023: Dance, Dance, Dance With Your NECA Wednesday Dolls

Toy Fair 2023 NECA Toony Classics Wednesday 009
Today NECA announced a full line of action figures, plush and collectibles to be released in partnership with MGM’s series Wednesday, streaming exclusively on Netflix. Directed by Tim Burton, the first season of the gothic mystery series follows Wednesday Addams as she enters Nevermore Academy. It debuted at #1 globally on Netflix in November 2022, and a second season is in production.