Billionaire Boys Club x Takashi Murakami

One of the stars in Japanese contemporary modern art is Takashi Murakami.  Billionaire Boys Club collaborates with Murakami on a limited edition men’s collection of graphic tees and a sweater.  The collection features Murakami’s distinct art style of flowers and skulls, his “Ensō” series.

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The Great Wall – The Official Movie Novelization

One of the “Wonders of the World” is the Great Wall in China.  Why was this gigantic wall built?  It was to keep out evil monsters that appear every 60 years.  This is the big budget East/West production by Legendary Pictures directed by award-winning Zhang Yimou.  “The Great Wall” stars Matt Damon as the mercenary William Garin.

In search for fame and riches, mercenary William Garin and his men find themselves in remote China.  His remaining men are tired and hungry after days of being hunted down by bandits in the region.  As they rest for the night, they encounter a mysterious creature.  William is able to fend off the beast by cutting its talon off.  William and fellow survivor Pero Tovar stumble upon the amazing gigantic structure – the Great Wall.

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UNIQLO x Futura T-Shirt Collection

Are you looking to clean out your closet of old worn t-shirts with new graphic tees with style?  Artist Futura teams up with UNIQLO for this men’s t-shirt mini-capsule collection.  The 12 graphic tees in the collection features Futura’s blend of abstract artwork and NYC vibe.

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The Assignment Vol. #1

From the Hard Case Crime imprint, this collects the 3 issues of Walter Hill’s The Assignment.  With the upcoming movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this trade paperback.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – Twelfth Doctor #2.15

This is it – the final issue of the Twelfth Doctor Year Two.  This might be travelers Sonny and Val last trip landing on the planet Mindmorphs.  Can they help the Doctor?  Look for issue #15 on the comic book racks this week.

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Comic Book Preview: Anno Dracula 1895 – Seven Days in Mayhem #1

Over the years reviewing various books and comics, one of my favorite fictional characters is Anno Dracula created by author Kim Newman.  Now for the first time, Mr. Newman steps into the comic book world with Anno Dracula 1895 – Seven Days in Mayhem #1 with artist Paul McCaffrey.  I’m really excited about this vampire series.  If it’s anything like the many Anno Dracula novels, this should be a fun ride.

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Comic Preview: Invisible Hands # 1

Imagine: you’re working late at the hospital discussing recipes with a co-worker. You come into the possession of an x-ray that should be impossible, and the man whose head it supposedly depicts suddenly corners you, demanding your help. Around the same time, another patient’s head explodes.

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Comic Preview: Samaritan # 1

How do you bankrupt one of the richest, most technologically advanced and successful companies in the world?

You steal all their research and give it away to everyone.

Samantha Copeland aka Samaritana woman with a vendettadecides she’s going to take down the largest military contractor in the world and has the means and a plan that just might work.

Fans of Tom Clancy, political intrigue, and Jason Bourne are not going to want to miss this new series (co-created by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal) written by Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK) and art by Atilio Rojo (IXTH GENERATION)!

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Hekla’s Children by James Brogden

Four teens on a outdoor hiking trip disappear.  A day later one of the teens return alive.  Hekla’s Children starts out like an episode of FOX’s Bones with sci-fi/fantasy elements.

Teacher Mr. Nathan Brookes with his “Team Leftovers”: Ryan Edwards, Catharine “Scattie” Powell, Olivia Crawford and Brandon Whitehead go on a outdoor hiking test.  During the hike, they find themselves in a different part of the park and seem to be transported to the past – the “Bronze Age.”  One survivor Olivia Crawford reappears traumatize and without memory of what happened.

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Funko Retro Video Games

Classic video games from the 1980s gets the vinyl figure treatment by Funko.  This new Mystery Mini series theme is all about Retro Video Games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Q*bert and Mega Man.  The blind box packaging are made like old school video game arcade cabinets.  The series features 12 figures:  Centipede, Coily (Q*bert), Dig Dug/Taizo, Frogger, Fygar (Dig Dug), Mega Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Pookah (Dig Dug), Q*bert, Shadow/Blinky and Speedy/Pinky.

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Action Figure Photography Fun

Photographer “Hotkenobi” takes it one step further by posing toy action figures in humorous situations with neat special effects.

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The LEGO Adhesive Tape

Get even more creative with LEGO bricks with these Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tapes by Nimuno Loops.  Compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, Kreo and various other building brick toys.  Funded through Indiegogo, these Nimuno Loops Toy Block Compatible Adhesive Tape were created by Anine Kirsten and Max Basler.

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UNIQLO x Beauty & the Beast

With the Disney live-action reinterpretation of the animated classic Beauty & the Beast opening in multiplexes this weekend, Disney teams up with UNIQLO for a neat Women’s Beauty & the Beast capsule collection.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – Tenth Doctor #3.3

Looking for more adventures with your favorite Tenth Doctor?  The Year 3 issue #3 drops this week on the comic shelves.

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Comic Preview: Blood Stain Vol. 2

A light-heated and funny story.  Linda Sejic is quickly becoming on of my favorite writer/artist creator.  If you’d like to see more of Blood Stain or Linda’s art, you can check out her Deviant Art here.  Also be sure to check out her husband, Stjepan Sejic, as well.

Story / Art / Cover: Linda Sejic

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Comic Preview: Eclipse # 5

Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Colorist: Flavio Dispenza
Letter Art: Troy Peteri
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PUMA x Sesame Street

Awhile back, PUMA released a Sesame Street collection for children, now this new PUMA x Sesame Street mini-capsule collection is for the big kids – men and women.  The Sesame Street collection dropping today features sneakers, graphic tees, shirts, pants and bags.

PUMA x Sesame Street Basket – MSRP: $100.00USD

PUMA x Sesame Street Suede – MSRP: $105.00USD

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A Look into the Weta Workshop

One of the things New Zealand is known for is the Weta Workshop.  They world’s premiere movie making special effects and design studio.  Adam Savage from Tested got a taste of their magic for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie with the Major’s iconic thermal silicone suit.

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Doraemon Sneakers

This bubbly blue robot cat Doraemon is very popular in Asia.  The character created by Fujiko F. Fujio gets a special sneaker treatment from Packer Shoes x atmos x Reebok, the Doraemon Instapump Fury OG Pad.

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Comic Book Preview: Sky Doll – Sudra #1

I’m excited about this new series Sky Doll by writer Barbara Canepa and artist Alessandro Barbucci dropping today.  If you like science fiction that explores A.I., love and religion, definitely take a look at Sky Doll.  Fans of Moebius will surely like the art-style.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Reflections #1

Lots Assassin’s Creed comics dropping March 8, 2017.  I’m looking forward to this new Assassin’s Creed series Reflections.  Templar agent Otso Berg’s work takes him to 15th century Florence.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Uprising #2

There is rift between the Black Cross and Templar Order over the Project Phoenix.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #5

The “Awakening” series takes place during the Assassin’s Creed Black Flag timeline.

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Comic Book Preview: Norman – First Slash #4

Grace comes back to haunt Norman.  That crazy kid Norman discovers a bunch of clone Grace’s created by Herbert.

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Comic Book Preview: Sherlock – The Blind Banker #3

Sherlock goes manga-style with The Blind Banker #3.

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