Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pizza Hut's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower at Petco Park for San Diego Comic Con

Well, the 2014 San Diego Comic Con has come to an end and we will have lots to share these next few days. Do we wish it continued? Yes, but I guess life must go on. Each year we attend SDCC, it seems like there is something new and original and 2014 definitely brought it big from Zip Lines in Gotham City, life sized Hot Wheels Darth Vader Car, Godzilla in the back of the San Diego Convention Center, and yes, a real Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower! 

Pizza Hut would create something amazing and special for the TMNT fans and just in time before the release of Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to hit theaters August 8th. The Pizza Hut TMNT Pizza Thrower would be found in the Petco Park parking lot where there were lots of cool events and activities going on throughout the San Diego Comic Con weekend. 

When we first learned about the TMNT Pizza Thrower being built, we knew we would have to make a stop at Petco Park. There it was with lots of fans amazed as we were at first glance and seeing someone sitting on that chair on top and getting ready to aim that pizza launcher at Shredder and his Foot Clan. 

Here are some of the stats for the Pizza Hut TMNT Pizza Thrower event at Petco Park:

  • 5,500: Number of attendees that fired pizzas from the life-size, functional Pizza Hut Pizza Thrower 
  • 33 percent – estimated accuracy of participants
  • 4,000 – Number of times Shredder target was hit by flying pizzas
  • 10 percent – Percentage of participates that hit the target on all three attempts (it was tough!)
  • 18,000+: slices of Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites pizzas were sampled (Yes, we definitely had to have a couple of slices ourselves!) 
  • 800+: Number of pizza boxes were used to make the furniture featured into the Pizza Hut/TMNT experience (photo below)

  • August 8: Opening day of Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Image Comics Chew 6" Figures are Coming from Skelton Crew Studio

Skelton Crew Studios has been teaming up with the creators, John Layman and Rob Guillory of one of our favorite comic series, Chew from Image Comics to create some amazing collectibles. Skelton Crew Studio first started it with the Pink Vinyl Chog that sold out quickly, following with the Glow in the Dark vinyl Chogs that also sold out. Recently, we acquired everyone's favorite Secret Agent Poyo mini bust. Skelton Crew Studio definitely have big things coming for the Chew fans and we are excited. There are now Plush Chogs available for pre-order at the Skelton Crew Studio website, and you can still place your order for the Plush Chogs, Pink and Blue versions that will be signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory until July 30th. 

Well, we just got bigger news for the Chew fans thanks to the Skelton Crew Studio and they sent us an exclusive first look at something big!! There is going to be a Chew 6" figure line and here is a teaser shot of Tony Chu with a tiny Chog. The figures are sculpted by Jamie McFarlane, who happened to sculpt the incredible Poyo Mini Bust. 

What we heard is that we should be seeing more shots of the figure very, very soon, so stay tuned!
We are really looking forward to these Chew figures.

Thank you Skelton Crew Studios! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Walgreen's Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Exclusive is Up for Pre-Order

San Diego Comic Con is nearly here and Preview Night will be kicking it off in less than 12 hours now! What was supposed to be a SDCC pre-order exclusive for con goers has now been opened to everyone who is a Star Wars fan. We mentioned early last month that Walgreens had a few exclusives that would be available for pre-order at San Diego Comic Con first, including this amazing Star Wars The Black Series 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor). Well good news Star Wars fans, he is now up for pre-order at Walgreens, but probably should get him very quickly once this word is other there! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Are you a fan of Vikings? Check out the HISTORY's exclusive SDCC cover below that select attendees will have the chance to receive. In addition, check out the press release to attend the Viking panels at San Diego Comic Con.

Here is the official press release:

HISTORY’S Hit Drama Series VIKINGSReturns to Raid San Diego Comic Con 2014
with Panel and Appearances by

Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen,
Alexander Ludwig and Creator Michael Hirst
HISTORY®’s hit scripted drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 25 with several exciting opportunities for fans, including a panel with exclusive season three footage, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing.

Details are as follows:
HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6AVIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three!

“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.

Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) will make an appearance on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Ave. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

VIKINGS Comic Book – Creator & Story by Michael Hirst, Written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco, Artwork by Giuliano Piccinnino with Cover Art by Anthony SprayCustom, limited edition VIKINGS comic book will be given to select fans who visit the “On the Set” activation on 450 2nd Avenue. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, the character Floki entertains the Vikings with a humorous tale of Thor, Loki and other gods.

The Final Battle Begins! Your First Look at ORIGINAL SIN #7

Direct from Marvel...

The Final Battle Begins! Your First Look at ORIGINAL SIN #7!

All roads have been leading to this! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SIN #7 – the penultimate chapter from New York Times Bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder) and critically acclaimed artist Mike Deodato (New Avengers). The shocking final page of last issue kept fans on the edge of their seats, and now as Original Sin races towards its epic climax – the heroes of the Marvel Universe prepare for their final stand against…Nick Fury?

Operating in the shadows, Nick Fury has protected the Marvel Universe from unseen forces. Protecting the Marvel Universe by any means necessary, Fury has “guarded the wall” for decades right under the noses of both S.H.E.I.L.D. and the Avengers. Now, drained of the Infinity Formula that kept him youthful, the battle-hardened soldier is rapidly aging, his time left short. But his job is never done…

He’ll stop at nothing to protect the Marvel Universe from what’s coming – even if he has to go through the Avengers to do it! Armed with the Watcher’s eyes, the secrets and sins of the entire Marvel Universe are now at his disposal. The knowledge Uatu kept could now be their very undoing! How can anyone stand up against a tactical genius with access to all the heroes greatest weaknesses?
The series that critics have hailed “a riveting thriller” and “one hell of a story” is approaching the heart-stopping climax no fan can afford to miss. Open your eyes wide for ORIGINAL SIN #7 when it hits comic shops this August!
Everybody has one. This is Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN!

Every issue of ORIGINAL SIN includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of ORIGINAL SIN features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

Written by JASON AARON
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO           
Variant Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO (JUN140606)
Teaser Variant by MIKE MCKONE (JUN140608)
Interlocking Battle Variant by ART ADAMS (JUN140607)
FOC – 07/21/14, On-Sale 08/13/14