Sayori takes World War Toons for spin!

World War Toons - TwitchCon - RetrendersAt TwitchCon, Reload Studios gives Sayori the opportunity to take their latest game for a spin. The creators worked on Call of Duty, and now want to take you to the next level of interactive movement virtually with World War Toons!

About the latest T-shirts by Design by Humans

Design by Humans - TwitchCon - RetremdersThe latest in popular T- Shirt designs, Design by Humans, is a collaboration of many designs influence by POP artists, musicians and the like… as we can already see the English virtual band album art of the Gorillaz.

Heroes: Vengeance

heroesvengeancecoverNBC TV recently premiered their new super hero/sci-fi series Heroes Reborn and with the introduction of many new characters and typical large cast for a show like this, Titan Comics offers a new monthly Heroes comic book series where it will profile and highlight a character with a 5-part story arc.  Heroes: Vengeance #1 finds Oscar Gutierrez as a ordinary mechanic by day and the vigilante El Vengador.

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Retrenders Plays: Metal Gear Solid Online!


To celebrate the launch of Metal Gear Solid Online, The Eddie will be streaming a few games exploring Metal Gear’s Online mode.   Watch all the action here on our brand spankin new Twitch channel!

DC Collectibles, Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile

basbatmobileFans of Batman: The Animated Series will finally enjoy an ultimate version of the Batmobile from that series.  DC had released a mainstream one-seater version of this Batmobile years ago, but this Batmobile from Batman: TAS will have all the bells and whistles.

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Sayori Chu interviews Amie Lynn & Lindsay Elyse

04 Sayori Chu - TwitchCon CallWhile a community of Twitchers have an open forum about the latest growing social development surrounding female gamers in their webnet interactions on Twitch, Sayori Chu interviews Cosplay/Gamer,  Amie Lynn (a.k.a. MissHabit) and Lindsay Elyse, who are not cosplaying today?

TwitchCon – where Geek Gaming and Communication transform everything!

Sayori Chu - TwitchCon - BeanBaggedOutLet the games begin at TwitchCon. Sayori Chu ventures to the first official Twitch Convention in San Francisco, where she finds out why the latest in gaming communication rules, and how the Twitch community is driving behind it! Here’s a RETRENDERS/RamenandaHalf promo of our TwtichCon experience.


baitkicksgijoecollectionBAIT brings together a 1980’s toy icon, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe and kick’s company New Balance for some kicks.  The two popular G.I. Joe ninja’s Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow will get represented in the New Balance MT 580 sneakers – Arashikage Pack.  This will be released in limited numbers and will be dropping next week on October 10, 2015.   Prices per pair will be start around $160.00USD.

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Marvel x Hip Hop Crossover

marvelhiphop00marvelhiphop01One of my fave shows on satellite radio, is Shade 45, Sway in the Morning and recently Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso drops by the show to talk about the Marvel Comics and the “Hip Hop Variant” covers.  Since Marvel is launching 60+ titles in a new direction starting this month, Marvel will put 60-plus “Hip Hop Variants” covers, where Marvel heroes are put in iconic hip hop album covers.

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Viral Video Friday: Honda “Paper”

hondapaperA week ago Honda released a tribute video “Paper” of their 6 decades in the auto business.  This flip-board animation took many animators and thousands of hand drawings to manipulate movement and other details.

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PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist (Android) Mini Review

So this past week I was browsing the ‘Play Store’ on my phone for something new to play.  I needed something new to play that would keep me busy until Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection comes out next week.  Enter PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.  It is a cute little 8-bit platformer.  The game is something like a Mario… or Adams Family for the SNES, except with a bit wonkier controls.  You may find it a bit difficult to control your character while jumping in the air.  The touch-screen is a little sensitive, or at least it was for me.

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It’s a short game, something that you could probably beat in one day; if you play on easy mode that is.  Now I’m not a big PewDiePie fan, I’ll admit that I have watched a good number of his videos, however in this game there seems to be references to his videos that only loyal fans will understand.  Friends of his are also in this game as playable characters; if you’re not a fan of playing as PewDiePie, then maybe you’ll like playing as Markiplier… or how about CinnamonToastKen… or Cry?  Personally, I played JackSepticEye all the way through the game once I unlocked him.  Speaking of all these YouTubers, there is also voice acting in this game, which means you get to hear these YouTubers give out some cringe worthy performances.


I know it sounds like I am bashing the game, and that is not what I want to do.  I actually really liked this game.  It’s really really tough on the harder difficulties.  I’ve only beat the first two levels on lvl. 2 difficulty; don’t judge.  If you have $5 to spare, I would recommend this game, and you don’t even have to be a fan of Felix or his friends to enjoy this game.  If you’re looking for a mobile game to pass the time, then this one is for you.  So try it out, have fun, and go ahead and rage while you play it on the harder difficulties.

A Guide To Being A Vampire Slayer

buffyEven after lasting 7 season’s and 144 episodes on air, Joss Whedon’s cult hit TV show Buffy, The Vampire Slayer remains popular with fans today.  Do you also want to be like Buffy?  Do you want to be a Vampire Slayer?  Well, now’s your chance, as Buffy’s mentor Rupert Giles offers up his book: Demons of the Hellmouth – A Guide for Slayers, basically a Who’s Who’s list and character guides of the many vampires, demons, and other players they’ve meet along the way in the TV show.


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Wizard World 2015 San Jose Coverage Playlist

wizardworldHey Retrenders fans!  If you missed Wizard World 2015 from San Jose a few weeks back and want to see all of our Ramen and a Half video coverage of the 3-day con, well, hit up our Wizard World SJ playlist on YouTube!


Wizard World 2015 – Happy Endings!

Wizard World 2015 - Happy EndingsFarewell Wizard World – until next year! On behalf of the “Ramen and a Half”crew and RETRENDERS, we’d love to thank Abby Ferguson for making everything so convenient for us at Wizard World 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center!

To be or not to be a Wizard World Fan?

To be or not to be a Wizard World FanEveryone has an opinion about certain Comic Conventions. Now, “Was Wizard World great or not great?” So we had to ask a couple of our local Comic Convention goers in the Bay Area, Diana and Alejandro. Though they mentioned nothing spectacular on a scale of one through ten, I would have to say they sounded pretty happy to be there, and they reinforced what comic conventions are all about: Attending a panel and learning interesting factors about writing comics from Michael Golden, Meeting friends, and best of all – Cosplaying! The video speaks for itself.

Wizard World ends with a pair of new Sunglasses

Wizard World 2015  - Red Sunglasses - Sayori Chu - RetrendersThe only mishap at Wizard World was loosing a pair of Sunglasses while wrapping up the show – “No thanks to Ramon!”

We Love Fine: Spider-verse Collection

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Swing into style with these friendly neighborhood collection titled Spider-verse over brought to you by WeLoveFine.  Designed by Catherine Elhoffer, these pieces are based off of our favorite spider heroes such as Spider-Woman, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Ultimate Spider-Man and of course Spider-Man.  Now this collection is being Fan-Funded which means that if it doesn’t meet the funded goal, some of these items sadly won’t go into production. So if you’d like to see these designs come to life and in your closet, be sure to show your support and help fund the line.  Fun Spidey related gear for both men and women, pre-order your Spider-Verse clothing now at

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Lite Brix The Peanuts Movie Playsets

litebrixpeanutstoyAnother LEGO-style brick company Cra-Z-Art offers officially licensed Lite Brix The Peanuts Movie toys.  The Lite Brix The Peanuts Movie School Dance features 104-pieces, 2 figures – Sally & Schroeder, lights and sounds.  The set requires 3 “AAA” batteries that are not included.

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LEGO IDEAS The Big Bang Theory 21302

bigbangtheoryFans of the geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory will enjoy this LEGO-style playset from LEGO Ideas.  The Big Bang Theory 21302 set features the iconic Leonard and Sheldon’s living room with 7 minigures:  Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy and Bernadette.

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2.5D Sprites – Framed nostalgic video game art!

2 point 5 D Sprites - RetrendersNot exactly 3D, but imaginatively textured to give you that slice of pixel life! I know these are constructed pixel pieces, but it totally reminds me of when Han Solo gets carbon freezed into a slab and used as some sort of art piece in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Click 2.5D Sprites to find out more about them.

The Walking Dead’s Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson - The Walking Dead - RetrendersAt Wizard World, The Eddie has a brief interview with The Walking Dead‘s , Scott Wilson, who plays Hershel Greene, the much grounded and upholding character of humanity in an overwhelming time of dead chaos. He will also be starring in the upcoming television series  DAMIEN, on A&E, a spin off from The OMEN.

The Tin-Toy Museum in Shanghai

tintoysA new exhibition is trending in Shanghai.  Flashing back to childhood, wind-up tin toys is gaining interest with a museum dedicated to tin toys of the past.  The Shanghai Tin Toy Museum has 3,000 plus tin toys showcased.

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Buzzing: Adult Coloring Books

adultcoloringbooksAmazon’s best selling books are coloring books not for kids, but for adults.  The new craze and stress reliever for adults is coloring books for older people.  So grab your colored pencils, markers and crayons.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine

Thinking EngineThe spring of 1895 Victorian England, the famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick John H. Watson are on the case for the British Museum.  Author James Lovegrove is back with his 3rd Sherlock paperback novel, “The Thinking Engine.”

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Twindom – Make a self action figure with 3-D body scanning

Twindom 3D Body ScanningThe Eddie comes across 3-D Scanning to make a miniature figure of yourself! The company, Twindom, is freshly new and could have your figure delivered to you in two weeks.  Beware, if you watch this video, you might get excited and just click Twindom to find the nearest Twindom 3D scanning facility near you to make that self-figure!


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