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Toy Fair 2015: Funko

Toy Fair 2015: Funko

Funko’s booth at this year’s Toy Fair is the biggest it has ever been. The sale of all of those Pop Vinyl figures probably had a lot to do with that.

Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles

Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles

TOY Fair 2015: DC Collectibles has a plan to take your money. That plan involves producing some great new products that will look great on your shelves.

BACK THIS! Heroic Proportions: The Art of Michael Champion

BACK THIS! Heroic Proportions: The Art of Michael Champion

Heroic Proportions: The Art of Michael Champion is a unique art book by artist Michael Champion that gives some backers the opportunity to tell him what to draw into his art book.

Sweet Suite 2014

Sweet Suite 2014

Sweet Suite is an event where bloggers, press, and toy industry professionals gather together to drink, socialize and play with the latest toys and video games to hit the market.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusives

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusives

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusive: For this year’s “Running of the Exclusives” at SDCC there are many goodies that fans will be pushing young children out of the way for. Here is my Top 6.

Special Edition: NYC

Special Edition: NYC

A comic con that’s about comics with big name talent. It’s something comic book fans have been clamoring for and fans in New York City now have that show with Special Edition: NYC.

 BookCon 2014

BookCon 2014

BookCon: There are conventions for comic books, anime, toys, and even some popular shows. A new con has stepped on the scene and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon.

Back This! Toe Tag Riot!

Back This! Toe Tag Riot!

BACK THIS! – From the minds of Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman comes a Kickstarter project everyone should get behind Toe Tag Riot. A zombie punk band takes on the bigots and racists of the world.

Spider-Man: Family Business

Spider-Man: Family Business

Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business: An exciting story by Mark Waid and James Robinson that expands Pete’s family in a surprising way. Gabrielle Dell’Otto’s fully painted art is reason enough to pick up this book.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: C2E2 2014 Panels

PoP! Top 6-Pack: C2E2 2014 Panels

Every conventions has plenty to do and see. C2E2 is definitely not an exception. This coming April 25-27 C2E2 will have three days of panels to peak your nerdiest of interest. Here are 6 that I’m looking forward to.

PoP! Top 6 Pack - Toy Fair 2014

PoP! Top 6 Pack – Toy Fair 2014

The annual New York Toy Fair is a four day trade show and it’s almost impossible to give everything in depth coverage. Here is my PoP! Top 6 – Pack of the rest of Toy Fair.

Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles

Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles: New statues, new action figure lines. DC Collectibles is giving fans plenty of reasons to spend their money and add a little something to their shelves.

Toy Fair 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector

Toy Fair 2014: Mattel – Matty Collector

Toy Fair 2014: Mattel Matty Collector – An integral part of Mattel’s Toy Fair presentation is the Matty Collector line. That mean we get awesome Masters of the Universe and DC figures!!

Toy Fair 2014: Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Toy Fair 2014: Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Playmates Toys Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello as Gandalf? Yes please. A Ninja Turtle blimp? I’ll take it! Ninja Turtles zip lining around my living room? Hell yes!

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Star Wars

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Star Wars

Hasbro Star Wars: The battle between the light and dark side never stops. The Star Wars Black Series continues to expand its remarkable lineup and Star Wars Rebels gets its bad guy.

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Transformers

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Transformers

Hasbro Transformers: Me am Grimlock. The movie version of the Dinobot leader is out along with his Dinobot companions and many other robots in disguise, in this report from New York International Toy Fair 2014.

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro's Marvel Line

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro’s Marvel Line

Toy Fair is here again and as usual Hasbro kicks off the four day trade show with its own off site event. We’ll be taking a look at some of the major toy lines but first up MARVEL!

PoP! Top 6 Pack: Survivor Series Teams

PoP! Top 6 Pack: Survivor Series Teams

Survivor Series to a wrestling fan is as much a staple of Thanksgiving as turkey and cranberry sauce. With this years event upon us I rank my favorite Survivor Series teams.

New York Comic Con 2013: Best One Yet

New York Comic Con 2013: Best One Yet

New York Comic Con 2013 was the biggest one to date. The early reports put attendance at above 130,000 people. In just 8 years NYCC is on par with SDCC as the biggest con in North America.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: NYCC 2013 Panels

PoP! Top 6-Pack: NYCC 2013 Panels

New York Comic Con is from October 10 – 13 and as usual it is packed with panels. Covering comics history to some of your favorite TV shows there is something there for everyone. These are just 6 of the panels I’m looking forward to attending at NYCC.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: NYCC 2013 Exclusives

PoP! Top 6-Pack: NYCC 2013 Exclusives

New York Comic Con is just around the corner and with it comes some awesome convention exclusives. From simple figures to fantastic toys there is something there to throw away your money on. Here is my PoP! Top 6-Pack of NYCC 2013 exclusives!

Outside The Longbox: Fantasy Football

Outside The Longbox: Fantasy Football

Nerds come in all shapes and interests. There are some Nerds get together to play Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering. Then there are other Nerds who play Fantasy Football!

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SummerSlam Matches

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SummerSlam Matches

SummerSlam is upon us and this long and storied Pay Per View has seen many great matches over the years. Here are the top six SummerSlam matches of all time.

PoP! Preview: Infinity

PoP! Preview: Infinity

The Avengers are off in deep space so what is a Mad Titan to do? Why attack Earth of course! This Hickman helmed event will be six issues but with enough tie-ins that you might need a second job to get them all.

Celebrate 50 years of X-Men with X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM!

Celebrate 50 years of X-Men with X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM!

Coming this September from Marvel Comics is an X-Men event that will focus on the original 5 X-Men that were transported to the current timeline. Strap in for more time travel and alternate storylines.

MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Marvel’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is no longer. All hail Marvel’s Avengers Assemble! This new offering from Marvel Animation is more like the movie version of the Avengers. How will it be received by those who loved Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?

Hidden Gems: Pantalones, TX

Hidden Gems: Pantalones, TX

Hidden Gems – In Pantalones, TX Yehudi Mercado draws and writes the tale of Chico Bustamante and his quest to become a Texas legend. Strap on your boots and hold on to your hat, this is an exciting ride YEEEHAAW!!

PoP! Gets Fit at C2E2

PoP! Gets Fit at C2E2

Sweating at a con is nothing to new to many of us and getting in a workout during con weekend might be the last thing on your mind. At C2E2 2013 they’ve brought your workout to the con. Time to Hulk out!

ComiXology Submit: Out to Change Comix

ComiXology Submit: Out to Change Comix

ComiXology Submit is looking to change the comic book industry. For those independent creators looking to get their ideas out to the world, this may be what you’ve been waiting for.

Toy Fair 2013: Marvel

Toy Fair 2013: Marvel

From Marvel Legends to Iron Man 3 figures, Hasbro’s Marvel toy line had a lot of interesting and exciting things to unveil to the world at Toy Fair 2013.

Toy Fair 2013: Transformers

Toy Fair 2013: Transformers

Based on the third season of the animated series Transformers Prime, Transformers Prime Beast Hunters finds the Autobots facing off against both the Decepticons and an unprecedented new foe: the dragon-like Predacons, lead by the spectacular Predaking character!  Hasbro’s 2013 Transformers Prime product line will be based on the new Beast Hunters story and will feature many of the new Predacon […]

Toy Fair 2013: Playmates' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Toy Fair 2013: Playmates’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Inspired by Nickelodeon’s new hit show, the CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmates Toys unveiled the next generation of action figures, vehicles, and playsets that will keep Turtle fans reaching for their wallets.

Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles

Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles

They always have an excellent assortment of action figures and statues. This year was no exception. From The New 52 to Batman Black & White and a lot more DC Collectibles has a lot to offer everyone.

Review: Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

Review: Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

Can you name three heroes who have wielded Thor’s hammer? How many times has Batman used shark repellent? The answers to these questions and more can be discovered in Brian Cronin’s book Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

Ultimate Spider-Man is Back!

Ultimate Spider-Man is Back!

Ultimate Spider-Man is back in the swing of things with its second season debuting January 21 at 7p/6c on Disney XD with a one hour special. Here is the season 2 trailer and a sneak peek of the season.