One of the legends of anime is Hayao Miyazaki and this fan-made anime-video tribute is pretty cool. As you watch the video montage, many of Hayao Miyazaki’s characters appear in a roll call. Sit back and enjoy.
A few months back I reviewed the first issue of Des Taylor’s new Scarlett Couture 4-issue mini-series, and today, the last issue with two variant covers drops today at your local comic book store racks.
“Scarlett and Trent are imprisoned by the villainous Dante Ramon when they learn of the impending destruction of Las Vegas. With less than an hour to stop the devastation, Scarlett and her team must do everything they can to save hundreds of thousands of lives, and finally uncover the evil mastermind behind it all.”
Usually when it’s a comic book tie-in with popular TV program, the comic book usually sucks. The art is not up to par and the stories and world-building does not tie-in enough to the TV show, there is a disconnect of sorts. But over the past year, I have the pleasure of reading the various Doctor Who releases by Titan Comics and it’s been a blast. Each creative team on the books have done a fine job building upon the Doctor Who universe and mythos. Marvel and DC comics may dominate the comic-book racks, but if you’re looking for something different and something British, then look for these Titan Comics’ Doctor Who books dropping Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at your local comic book store.
If collecting the Funko/Super 7 ReAction retro-sytle 3.75″ action figure line isn’t your thing, then try Funko’s Legacy line of 6″ figures that has more points articulation, details and accessories. Funko’s Legacy over the past years have featured Magic The Gathering and Game of Thrones action figures, now the Legacy line-up expands to Joss Whedon’s Firefly series, The Rocketeer, The Book of Life and Fantastic Mr. Fox action figures.
If you’re fan of Disney cartoon series Miles from Tomorrowland, then you might want to pick-up this nifty spacecraft/playset featuring lights, sounds, and 3 separate spacecraft that can combine into one bigger craft. The Stellosphere does require 6 AAA batteries that are not included.
I remember being a big fan when Cassandra Cain took over as the role of Batgirl and I bought every issue at the comic book store, but of course during the eventual run, it got weird and basically a bad storyline cancelled the series. Now my Batgirl interest has peaked with curiosity with new an new artist Mingjue Helen Chen coming into the DC fold. The Academy of Art graduate whose worked on projects like Wreck-It Ralp and Big Hero 6 is now bringing her own unique digital anime-cartoon style to Gotham Academy #7 and Batgirl Annual #3.
On this episode, we visit Chicken on Fire and try some of their signature spicy fried chicken wings. We even get to go behind the scenes and see how their wings are prepared.
This year Hasbro kicked-off it’s new theme for their Transformers toy line-up, calling it the Combiner Wars. It’s an homage to the G1 combiner toys and most fans have been waiting for Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator. The 6 Constructicons: Scrapper, Hook, Bonecrusher, Long Haul, Mixmaster and Scavenger have all-new molds, but retain their G1-look. As the Constructicons combine into the Devastator, it now stands a behemoth 18-inches tall.
NYC and the musical genre of hip-hop are synonymous and this summer 2015, Stussy celebrates the iconic NYC rap group A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ). ATCQ music heavily influenced Stussy’s work in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and this Stussy capsule collection showcases it.
Now thanks to VAT19, you can have very own old-school 19th century-style film projector, the BusyBody Animated Illusion. It comes with the spinning base carousel and 10 Q-Man figures that you can pose every which way for cool movie action scenes.
If you’re on a LEGO budget like me, then I find myself liking this LEGO DC Comics The Batboat Harbor Pursuit 76034. Recently I wanted to get some type of LEGO Age of Ultron product, so I settled for The Hulk Buster Smash 76031, which to me had all the mini-figs I wanted. The Batboat is an okay build, but I like 3 minifigs in this set: Batman, Robin and Deathstroke.
Like my fellow Retrenders super blogger Stevie Jang, we like LEGOs, but we usually follow the instructions. Yes, I like having a the manual in-hand and looking at the pictures to see how it’s been built. I’ve seen lots crazy imaginative LEGO builds, but this MOC Ito Sushi Bar LEGO build is insanely neat. Built by Denil Oh, this sushi bar has incredible details and even right down to the sushi pieces with custom stickers to enhance the diorama restaurant build.
This past July 12, 2015, was the 55th birthday of the childhood toy Etch-A-Sketch. I have lots of fond memories doodling away and asking my parents how is this possible? LEGO builder Kristi gets into the celebration with this LEGO Etch-A-Sketch. Looks like the really thing? Not bad.
If you’re into collecting vinyl big head figures, here’s another set from Hot Toys from the Cosbaby line to watch for. This is the Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Series 2 Collectible Set. The set features Tony Stark Mark XLIII Armor Version, Ultron Mark I, Iron Man XLV, War Machine Mark II, Ultron Prime, Vision and Black Widow.
Wow, this will be a busy multiplex weekend for me as I hang girlfriends to watch Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and then with my Marvel fan-girls to catch Ant-Man, which brings me to this cute Hot Toys vinyl toy set, the Ant-Man Cosbaby Set of 3. The set features Ant-Man, Yellowjacket and Ant-Man Black Out Version.
Neff Headwear this summer teams up with 2oth Century Fox Consumer Products for this Neff x The Simpsons summer capsule collection. Neff will be releasing various Simpsons collections through out the year and this first drop of the summer, the apparel theme will revolve around “Troublemaker Bart” and “Steezy Bart.”