Monday, July 27, 2015

Funko Pop! Asia Pop Up Store was Amazing During San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con 2015 withdrawals are continuing to kick in and reality has set to know it is over until next year. While San Diego Comic Con has grown to become the Super Bowl of all comic cons, inside the convention center, Gaslamp Quarters has been taken over as well. Over the last couple of years, stores and companies have created very cool Pop Up Stores in the Gaslamp and they have created a great craze to find special exclusives. Funko, Mindstyle, BAIT Inc. and the Sparks Gallery would team up to create a store strictly for Pop! Asia and other great pieces. Pop! Asia is fairly new to the Pop! vinyl world and it has become one of our favorites because of bringing Astro Boy, Anime, and Asian characters. Unfortunately, the market to find the Pop! Asia line is very difficult and limited to find in the United States, so the Sparks Gallery was a great plus during SDCC. 

The setup of Sparks Gallery for the Pop! Asia store was pretty awesome filled up life sized Pop! Asia characters, Pop! characters, and Ron English art. We went the first day it was opened right before Preview Night of SDCC and we were already in trouble in finding lots of great exclusives before San Diego Comic Con even opened. 




























Along with the great display of art, there were of course the exclusives. There were quite a few great Pop! Asia exclusives available along with a few Hikari exclusives. Because it was the first day, we had to pick and choose what to go for since we still had the whole weekend of SDCC. 

 The GITD Tossakan is a great sculpt that stands 10" tall. 


 The glow is amazing on the Tossakan. 



 The Monkey King has been one of our favorites from the Pop! Asia line, so we had to pick up the Platinum Monkey King exclusive.



 We had to pick up the Black and White Shaolin Legends Wu Tang Priest to go along side our White Brow Priest. 


Our last pick up for the Pop! Asia line would be the Flocked Aswang, which is part of the Legendary Creatures and Myths and is a great Filipino folklore creature.

The Funko Pop! Asia x Mindstyle x BAIT pop up shop at Sparks Gallery was awesome and a stop we were glad we made during San Diego Comic Con weekend. 



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Skelton Crew Studio and Alan Robert's Killogy Join Forces for Boston Comic Con


Skelton Crew Studio, the sculpting house responsible for creating an array of high-end, limited edition replicas based on award-winning comics properties such as Locke &Key, Hellboy and CHEW, is excited to announce a new partnership with acclaimed comics creator Alan Robert to produce an exclusive line of collectables based on his hit comic Killogy (IDW Publishing).

The first products from the collection will make their debut at Boston Comic Con, July 31 - August 2, 2015. Two 16 oz. etched Killogy Pint Glasses will be available for purchase at Skelton Crew Studio's booth (D517), retailing at $10.99 each. One design features the voodoo artwork found in the comic, circled by an ominous warning of the impending apocalypse, and the other displays a bold Killogy skull logo. Each glass comes complete with a full-color, double-sided "Voodoo Brew" Drink Recipe Card, designed by Robert, using his signature artwork. So have a drink before the dead begin to rise from their graves — it just may be your last! 

More products are already in the pipeline and are expected for an early 2016 release, including a plush severed head based on the sarcastic, wisecracking Killogy character One-Eye Tessio. Fans of the comic will not be surprised to discover that One-Eye comes packaged inside his trusty Italian Ices container, just like in the books.

Killogy is such an original concept and an amazing read,” said Skelton Crew Studio head Israel Skelton. “Alan is a huge talent and clearly an idea machine. We couldn’t be more stoked to be working with him.”

Robert adds, "With a roster filled with comics greats like Mignola, Templesmith, Hill & Rodriguez, and Layman & Guillory, I am extremely humbled and flattered to be welcomed into the Skelton Crew family! They produce some of the best replicas I've seen around and they are completely dedicated to bringing each creator's vision to life."

Killogy received critical acclaim and was named one of Bloody Disgusting's Top 5 Best Mini-Series of 2013. It received two Ghastly Awards nominations and picked up a Horror Comic Award from The Horror News Network. The apocalyptic dark comedy is now in development to become an animated series starring Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Brea Grant (Heroes) and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (of the Misfits fame). The celebrities all appeared inside the pages of the comic as well. In May, Rolling Stone posted a six-minute animated teaser. The animation was produced by Robert's Wasted Talent Entertainment, in association with Squeeze Studio Animation and Rodney Barnes, the producer of The Boondocks. Check it out at http://www.killogyanimated.com

Friday, July 24, 2015

Luke Skywalker’s Journey Continues – Your First Look at STAR WARS #8!

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Luke Skywalker’s Journey Continues – Your First Look at STAR WARS #8!







This August, the next arc of the chart-topping hit series begins! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS #8 – as blockbuster writer Jason Aaron is joined for the first time by new series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, All-New Captain America)! After discovering the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, more determined than ever continues his quest to learn about the history of the Jedi. A quest that will take him to the center of the galaxy – to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant! But what he and R2-D2 uncover on their journey to the massive city-planet may be more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, at the far end of the galaxy, Han Solo & Princess Leia are confronted by a most unexpected foe! Don’t miss the start of a brand-new arc as critically acclaimed artist Stuart Immonen joins the Rebellion this August for STAR WARS #8!

STAR WARS #8 (MAY150780)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (MAY150781)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAY150782)
Sketch Variant by STUART IMMONEN (
MAY150783)

FOC – 07/27/15, On-Sale – 08/19/15

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2
In Theaters November 20


After receiving high praise at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the full trailer for the most anticipated movie of the year, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2, is finally here.

The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 co-stars Academy Award®-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
Lionsgate presents a Color Force / Lionsgate production.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland
Directed by: Francis Lawrence  
Produced By: Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Release Date: November 20, 2015
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Here are few other trailers from the series that makes us even more excited to see The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2






Thursday, July 23, 2015

SQUARE ENIX ANNNOUNCES RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER

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Square Enix today announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider® series, Rise of the Tomb Raider ®, will be available for Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016. The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation® 4 (PS4) in Holiday 2016. Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.

In the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider, Lara Croft survived a harrowing experience only to be discredited as part of a cover up. Now, after uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider.

Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerrilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will premiere first, exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10, 2015.

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