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As if Funko doesn’t already have a firm grip on collectors, the company has introduced a new line of exclusives with a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy figures that are difficult to exist.
The Howard the Duck Dorbz and Cosmo Pop! vinyl figures kick off Funko’s Specialty Series, which will only be available through boutique retailers, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online outlets.
Moving past that unfortunate incident on Starkiller Base, the First Order aims to be operating at full force in time for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with a little help.
Costume company Anovos is accepting preorders for officially licensed First Order Stormtrooper armor in two versions: completed ($6,915), meaning you’ll be ready immediately to ship out to Jakku, or the kit ($2,225), which you’ll have to assemble yourself. Yes, it’s pricey — many times more than the classic Imperial Stormtrooper armor — but what’s money compared to the approval of Captain Phasma?
Harley Quinn has been a cosplay staple for years, between her growing popularity and the upcoming release of the Suicide Squad movie, we’re virtually guaranteed to reach peak puddin’ this summer at conventions. That doesn’t mean you should dump that red-and-black costume you’ve worked so long on — you just need to stand out in the crowd. Say, with your own comically oversized prop hammer.
If you’re looking for a subtle way to signal your allegiance to Apocalypse, who will undoubtedly be a benevolent, ruler, these X-Men: The Four Horsemen lapel pins may just do the trick.
Like Mondo’s Captain America: Civil War set before them, these Tom Whalen-designed 1-inch enamel pins have a decidedly retro feel, with Archangel, Magneto, Psylocke and Storm look as if they were borrowed from the corner box of a late-1980s X-Men cover.
Bandai Namco has released the first full-length trailer for Dragon Ball Fusions, the upcoming role-playing game for Nintendo 3DS. And we do mean full-length.
Clocking in at four minutes, the video showcases gameplay, the Fusion system and a truly impressive roster of characters, drawing from incarnations ranging from the original Dragon Ball to the current Dragon Ball Super.
To commemorate the third anniversary of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are reaching for the Batphone. Or a Batphone, at least.
The two companies have partnered for the release the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, a sleek, black version of Samsung’s Android phone that features gold detailing and the iconic Bat-symbol on the back.
Fan-favorite contemporary artist Yuko Shimizu has been making poster prints for 1992’s “Batman Returns,” and the illustrator’s latest offering with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman as the subject is absolutely stunning.
Capturing the moment of Selina Kyle’s transformation and featuring the now-classic costume — with an added Christmas-y touch (it was a Christmas movie after all!) — the poster is being released by Dark Hall Mansion on Tuesday, May 31, at 12:30pm PT, over at the Dark Hall Mansion Store.
The Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park had to close its brand-new Joker ride on the same day of its unveiling because two passengers who were stuck on the coaster’s cars.
According to nj.com, maintenance workers worked to repair the 4D free-fly roller coaster for several hours, before Six Flags decided to close the ride for the rest of the day.
Converse is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ultraman with a sneaker collection that pays tribute to the Japanese superhero and two of his iconic enemies.
The All Star Ultraman R HI mimics the design of the hero himself, with red and blue patches reminiscent of his Color Timer, while the All Star Eleking R HI sports a mottled black-and-white pattern and glows in the dark. The low-cut All Star Vartan Say Jin R Slip OX replicates the color and texture of the alien ninja Baltan.
If you’ve been busy sketching your idea for the perfect Ant-Man costume, just throw away whatever you have, because it’s going to be difficult to beat this one. I know cosplay isn’t a competition (except when it is, of course), but this kid’s Ant-Man and Antony costume clearly wins … everything.
Designer Dave Delisle boldly goes where no camper has gone before with this concept for a tent inspired by a Federation shuttlecraft from Star Trek.
He points out that it’s not that far-fetched, or off-brand, considering that 1989’s Star Trek V: The Final Frontier opens with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite National Park (Kirk nearly plummets to his death, there’s a strained round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” and then the film goes dramatically downhill from there).
You don’t have to squint too hard to see parallels between the wildly popular animated series Adventure Time and the long-running Marvel comic franchise turned blockbuster film series X-Men.
Adventure Time is about a boy named Finn and his best friend/magical dog Jake who live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, where they go on adventures and help those in need. X-Men is about a group of super-powered people who help the very world that hates and fears them while occasionally battling Apocalypse. The parallels are there – squint harder.
Passings | Mell Lazarus, creator of the comic strip Momma, died Tuesday at age 89. Lazarus grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and started his career as a professional cartoonist while still in his teens. He worked for Li’l Abner creator Al Capp and also for Toby Press, which was managed by Capp’s brother, and he later turned his experiences in book publishing into a novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too. He launched Miss Peach in 1957, and it ran till 2002; he started Momma in 1970 and it is still running, although with different creators. At Comic Riffs, Michael Cavna rounds up tributes from Lazarus’s colleagues in the biz and notes that he was an early supporter of creators’ rights. [News From ME]
If you plan to attend Comic-Con International in July, your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-loving friends will soon be hounding you to pick up these convention-exclusive action figure box sets. They’re probably already laying the groundwork with offers to drive you to the airport or to feed your pets while you’re gone. Just so you know, there’s an ulterior motive …
Produced by NECA, the figures are based on Konami’s 1989 Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles arcade game, which longtime fans could probably tell without even looking at the game-screen backdrop. (Note the “pixelated” details on each of the figures.)
Previously at The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan the Catbus could only be ridden by children. Now thanks to a new updated ride, both adults and children can enjoy the fun of the “Totoro” Catbus.