The Stan Lee Interview @ Comikaze 2015

comikazeconlogoHow we spent our Halloween weekend?  Well, a road trip to SoCal for Stan Lee’s Comikaze @ the LA Convention Center.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews the comic book legend Stan Lee.

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South Park: “The Many Faces of Cartman”

cartmankrcoverWhen the Kidrobot x South Park 3″ vinyl series came out years back, I was hooked and bought a bunch a blind boxes.  Now, a new Kidrobot and South Park collab, but it’s all about fatty Cartman.  This is the Kidrobot x South Park: Many Faces of Cartman.


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Frankie’s Garage: GT-R N Attack Package @ 2015 SEMA

nissannattackpackNissan has released various special editions of it’s GT-R in over the years, now comes the 2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R N Attack Package available in U.S. through aftermarket tuning company Stillen.  This ultimate track package GT-R variant attacked the famous German track Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes and 8 second lap time.

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The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie

peanutsmoviecoverTwo major comic strips that I grew up in my childhood was Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes and George M. Schulz’s iconic cartoon character Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.  I remember having so much fun reading the strips as a kid with my siblings and then watching the Charlie Brown cartoon Holiday specials on TV with my grandparents.  Just pure nostalgia.  After years of waiting, we now finally get an “official Charlie Brown cartoon” from animation house Blue Sky Studios.  Author Jerry Schmitz takes us Charlie Brown fans on an incredible journey inside Blue Sky Studios in The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie.

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Metroid: The Sky Calls by Rainfall Films

metroidjessiscachobotWhen you take a 15-minute break from your workstation today, check out this short fan-film by Rainfall Films.  If you’re fan of Metroid and Nintendo in general, this will get your geeky blood pumping.  This Metroid fan film is a re-imagining of what it would look like if it was a live-action film starring Jessica Chobot and directed by Sam Balcomb.

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Halo Covenant Needler Blaster from BOOMco.

boomconeedlerblasterDo you have Halo fever?  Are you playing Guardians right now?  If you’re offline and still got Halo on your mind or need a Halo cosplay prop, this Covenant Needler Blaster from BOOmco. looks great to mess around with.

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Frankie’s Garage: STI S207 Limited Edition

subarus207coverSold only in Japan and limited to only 400 units, Subaru’s motorsports division Subaru Tecnica International (STI) announces the S207.  Based on the WRX STI, the S207 will have aero modifications, tuning mods and a distinctive interior.  The new engine will pump out 328 horses.

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VENQUE The Duffle Pack 1.0

dufflebagoneThe Canadian company VENQUE known for making handsome quality bags introduces another new item – the Duffle Pack 1.0.  A more stylish and mature duffle bag.  Work, travel, gym and everything in between is the Duffle Pack 1.0 which is made from their signature Quanta fabric.  And don’t you hate it when your straps break, but not this, the Duffle Pack 1.0 uses seat belt grade straps and waterproof interior!  No leakage.  And the Duffle Pack 1.0 comes with two extra straps that convert it into backpack mode.


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Frankie’s Garage: Yamaha Sport Ride Concept

yamahasportridecoverYamaha is more know for it’s motorbikes and pianos, now it’s getting into making automobiles?  Well, this is the Yamaha Sport Ride Concept tw0-door sports car revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.  A light-weight body inspired by F1-racing can the basis for a sports car, a small city commute vehicle or mini-SUV.  Yamaha make the car!

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Frankie’s Garage: The Next Subaru Impreza

subaruimprezacoverSubaru reveals a 5-door hatch-back Impreza concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.  No power numbers have been mention yet.  The look is more mature and subtle, unlike the past couple Impreza models.

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Frankie’s Garage: Toyota S-FR Concept

toyotasfrcoverThe Mazda MX-5 competition in the future?  The Toyota S-FR Concept from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.  This concept is 2+2 mini-coupe entry-level sports car.  But the back seat is more the kids.  It’s front-mounted engine with rear-wheel drive.

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LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy

starwarslegobookphotographybookIf you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan and like building cool dioramas and sets and then taking cool imaginative photos, then this is the book for you, the LEGO Star Wars:  Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy by DK Publishing.

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Star Wars R2D2 from Thinkway Toys

r2d2toysrusthinkwayWhile everybody is trying to get their hands on the Sphero BB-8 toy from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, about trying to get your hands on this Toys’R’Us exclusive Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – R2D2 Interactive Robotic Droid from Thinkway Toys!  The iconic droid R2D2 is loaded with playable features fun for all ages.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Return of Rotary in the RX-VISION

Mazda RX-VISION (Reference Exhibit) (CNW Group/Mazda Canada Inc.)The Mazda RX-8 was thought to be the last rotary engine performance car.  Well, no more! The return of the rotary is here as Mazda made a huge splash at the Tokyo Motor Show, as they turn heads with the stunning RX-VISION concept.

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Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks

masterpiecetracksrobotOne of my favorite G1 Aubotcars was Tracks since it transform into a plane mode and fly.  Now Takara has made a Transformers Masterpiece version and it looks sweet.  Tracks in robot mode looks like his G1 cartoon days and transforms into the iconic 1970’s Chevy Corvette Stingray.  Tracks can transform into his classic G1 flight-mode.  The Masterpiece figure also comes with other extras, like a flight display stand, Raoul figure and Blaster in boombox mode.

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Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles

virutesofwarcoverI read many novels, and you know it’s going to be some heavy reading when the first couple of pages start with a character listings, glossary and military definitions.  Our story doesn’t kick-off until page 13!  Virtues of War is the first in a trilogy of books by author Bennett R. Coles with the second novel Ghost of War available sometime in 2016 and the third novel March of War available sometime in 2017.  Virtues of War follows Lieutenant Katja Emmes and her 10-trooper striker team on Rapier spacecraft.

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Vinyl Pulp: The 13 Dunny Series by Brandt Peters

Dunny Box 00Our latest Vinyl Pulp episode 8 takes a look at “The 13” Dunny Series by artist Brandt Peters.  Vinyl Pulp host “The Eddie” buys a case and has a ultimate box break himself, finding the 2 rare chase figures.

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The Original QUARRY Novel by Max Allan Collins

quarrycoverWith a Cinemax television series this season, Max Allan Collins iconic hitman Quarry returns to the pop-culture forefront.  Journey back to the origins and first pulp adventure as Titan Books re-publishes the first Quarry novel from 1975.

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Funko Pop! Babymetal Band

babymetalcoverMaking waves for the last couple of years from Japan and touring around the globe is Jpop trio glam-metal band Babymetal.  Now the band gets Funko Pop! bobble-heads coming this December 2015.  The Pop! Rocks series features:  Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal.

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Food: Authentic Mexican @ Nopalito

mexcianfoodnopalitoOne of best things living in San Francisco is the melting pot of food from around the world.  And for me, living in the Sunset District, I have the pleasure of eating at some great local restaurants like Nopalito on 9th Avenue.  It’s a great place to eat delicious Mexican food and hang with friends.  Munchies’ show Chef’s Night Out interviews chef/owner Gonzalo Guzman about Nopalito and he takes us to his fave chef spots in SF.

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DMC DeLorean Back to the Future Replicas

bobpropshopEver thought of getting a DMC DeLorean Back to the Future replica car?   Well, if you have around $100,000USD, then you can buy a full-size replica with all the bells and whistles (Only it won’t fly or time travel).

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BAPE x Back to the Future Collection 2015

backtothefuturebapeEverybody is getting on the Back to the Future bandwagon today?  If you’re a guy, gal or kid looking to rock Back to the Future gear, then check out this mini-capsule collection from BAPE.  Dropping today into BAPE stores, the collection features 5 different graphic tees for kids of all sizes.

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LEGO Back to the Future Custom DeLorean

backtofuturelegocoverThe Back to the Future movies have the DMC DeLorean an iconic star and just for October 21, 2015, here is a custom LEGO flying 2015 DeLorean Time Machine by Brian Williams.

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Back to the Future II: Floating DeLorean Toy

backtofutrefloatToday is October 21, 2015 – Back to the Future II day!  Check out this cool looking collectible prototype from HK toy-maker Kids Logic.  This is the “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” from the Back to the Future II movie.  The 1/20 scale DeLorean features opening doors, removable wheels, special floating effects, and more than 10 light-up LED effects.  Also it will come with 2 bases:  a floating base and display base.  The “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” will retail around $210.00USD, but the bad thing is it won’t be released until 3rd quarter 2016.  A one-year wait!


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Image Comics: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

monsteresscover1The Nerds of Color (NOC) recently interviewed writer Marjorie Liu on her Image Comics’ Monstress series.  She talks about her inspirations and origins in creating the steampunk fantasy world of Monstress and working with artist Sana Takeda (X-23).  Look for the Monstress #1 to drop on November 4, 2015 into comic book shops.

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