Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #1

doctorwho113100Doctor, doctor!  If you’re looking to jump in and get into the various Doctor Who comic book series from Titan Comics, then this Eleventh Doctor Year Three #1 will be a great starting point for new fans.  Travel with the Eleventh Doctor and companion Alice Obiefune.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Year Three #1

doctorwho3100The Tenth Doctor is back for a 3rd comic book season.  The Doctor opens with a 2-part issue – “Breakfast a Tyrannies” with traveling friends Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu.

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Comic Book Preview: Norman #2.2

norman2200Are you tired of all the superhero comics out there on the comic book shelves?  Try some dark humor with cute kid Norman.  He is stirring horror-filled trouble again.

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Comic Book Preview: Vikings #2.4

vikings2400Uprising is coming.  Based the History channel popular TV series Vikings explore the world of the Northmen.  This issue follows Viking shieldmaiden Lagertha into action.

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Comic Book Preview: Samurai #2.5

samurai00Teacher Master Kaz mission is to rescue Takeo and his brother Akio.  The brothers find themselves in danger Ogomo.

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Comic Book Preview: Sherlock #1

sherlockblindbanke00Sherlock done Japanese manga-style with Sherlock #1 – The Blind Banker.  A mysterious bank robbery took place and it’s up to Sherlock to find out what happen.

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Comic Book Preview: The Assignment #1

theassignmentcoverTitan Comics imprint Hard Case Crime kicks-off 2017 with a controversial bang!  After being abducted and operated on without consent, hitman Frank Kitchen is on a tale of revenge.  The Assignment #1 is from filmmaker/producer Walter Hill and French author Matz aka Alexis Nolent with art by Jef.

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The World of Pandora Comes Alive in Summer 2017

pandoraOne of the new attractions to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom parks this summer 2017 is the sci-fi world of Pandora.  James Cameron’s Avatar film turns into a theme park with a detailed walking world and rides.  The Na’vi River Journey is like a Pirates of the Caribbean ride and Avatar Flight of Passage looks to be like the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey ride.

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NIKE HyperAdapt 1.0

nikehyperadaptYou probably saw this Nike shoe technology from “Back to the Future II” film first.  The self-lacing adaptive kicks are now hot sellers among shoe collectors.

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Mondo’s Marvel Netflix Vinyl Soundtracks

mon03mon04Call me an old fart, but I love my compact discs and vinyl records!  I miss going to the various Tower Records in SF and exploring the import section at the Virgin Megastore on Market Street.  Specialty retailer Mondo known for their movie tribute posters and vinyl OSTs will sell vinyl LP soundtracks from the popular Marvel Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.  The Mondo releases feature awesome artwork and packaging.

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Kidrobot TMNT 8″ Black Fade Colorway

tmntkrcolorway00Playmates has been pushing out various lines of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures, but if you just want a cool vinyl figure for display or on your workstation, then take a look at the exclusive Kidrobot TMNT 8″ Black Fade Colorway.  Each limited edition colorway figure comes with their signature weapon and color.

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MarioKart 8 RC

mariokartOver the weekend I had a White Elephant party with my cousins and one of the cool gifts was this Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo MarioKart 8 Mini Anti-Gravity R/C Racer.  Who has time in this social media ADD era to build R/C cars like those Tamiya models?  This cute MarioKart 8 R/C package is truly plug and play,  Just open the item, put the batteries in, turn the R/C & remote on and you are good to go!  The MarioKart 8 speeds around the house pretty fast with good range.  Old kids and young kids will have fun with this.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Ford Fiesta Drift Short

snowkhana5legohotwheelsIt’s Snowkhana 5!  This fun stop-motion short film has the Hot Wheels 1/64 scale die-cast car drifting around toy town.

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Viral Video Friday: Hulkbuster vs Hulk Animated Fan Short

animatedhulkbusterDo you want to watch Iron Man duke it out Hulk?  This reminds me of a Tekken-like animated battle.  This animated fan short Iron Man Gamma Protocol is by Anthony McGrath.  Iron Man puts on the Hulkbuster suit to battle Hulk at a deserted gas station in a small town.  The animation looks awesome.

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Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series

batmanclassictvseriesI remember watching the 1960s Batman TV show with my grandfather in our living room.  We would have a blast watching these reruns.  Now to celebrate this iconic TV program, Titan Books has released Batman – A Celebration of the Classic TV Series.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady 2000

hotwheelsfairlady2000Lately Hot Wheels has been putting really cool JDM cars from the past and present at retail shelves.  As you can see from my picture, I’ve been collecting tons of Hot Wheels JDM-type cars.  Hot Wheels Car Designer Jun Imai talks his love for classic Nissan cars and creating the 1/64 diecast scale Nissan Fairlady 2000 for Hot Wheels.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Nissan Rogue One X-Wing SUV

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Like the Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship, at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story red carpet event, Nissan also had their Rogue SUV outfitted to look like a X-Wing fighter.  The Nissan Rogue SUV was painted to look like the iconic X-Wing with jet engines and laser blasters fitted onto the sides of the car.  And to top it off, an R2 Droid sat on top.

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Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years

startrek50I remember watching this “old” Star Trek TV series as a kid.  “Trek” didn’t really resonate with me until Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager TV series.  Over time I went back to watch this original Star Trek series and films with the original cast.  This year mark the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series and this poster size hardbound title Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years celebrates the iconic sci-fi TV program.

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USB Back to the Future Wall Charger

thinkgeekfluxwallcharger00The first Back to the Future film was beloved by many fans and over the years there have been many officially licensed products from the film and here’s another cool geeky item – the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger.

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The Marvel Vault – A Visual History

marvelvaultupdatedI remember as a kid in the 1980s, you were either a Marvel Comics or DC Comics fan, there was no in-between.  I didn’t get serious into collecting comics until the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Marvel had an amazing staple of talents like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefield, Marc Silverstri, Whilce Portacio and Jae Lee, just to name a few.  Every week I had a stack of Marvel comic books and a issue was like .75 cents!  If you know you have a Marvel fan this Holiday season, then The Marvel Vault – A Visual History will make a great gift item.

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Frankie’s Garage: A Chevy Corvette Turned into a Mach 5

sppedracermach5The 1960s anime Speed Racer left an impression with this car fanatic and customizer Jerry Patrick.  His dream was to build the Mach 5 car from the cartoon.  What was once a 1994 Chevy Corvette has been chopped, sliced and converted into Speed Racer’s Mach 5.  The car uses fiber class for the shape and look.  The process takes about 3-5 months to build one.

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Custom LEGO Star Wars Battlefront Diorama

legobattleofrhenvar00A popular Star Wars campaign took place on the icy planet of Rhen Var.  Known as the Battle of Rhen Var, LEGO custom builder Markus builds an awesome recreation of the Rebel base with fighters in action and Imperial troopers on the attack.  The detailed diorama features LED lights, a command center & hangar bays with X-Wings, Y-Wings and Landspeeders.  It was a 10-month build with over 250,000 LEGO bricks and 250 minifigs.

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Hasbro Rogue One: AT-ACT Walker

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One of the most popular Star Wars toys was the AT-AT Walker and in the upcoming Rogue One film, a variant version of the AT-AT is introduced, the Imperial AT-ACT.  While the AT-AT is a heavy offensive weapon and troop carrier, the AT-ACT carries heavy materials and weapons.

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Humongous Miniature Train Landscapes

wunderland001Besides the Autobahn and Oktoberfest, Germany also has a neat miniature train museum in Hamburg City.  If you fancy Tyco train sets as a kid, then this miniature model train land is for you.  The Miniatur Wunderland is always expanding every year.  They now have on display 9 city/landscape sections.  This model comes alive with sights and sounds that are run by Miniatur Wunderland employees using specific built computers and software.

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Food: Fried Chicken Pizza

chizzaAre you tired of the endless turkey recipes this time of the year?  Well how about trying this Chizza recipe from the girls of 876TV.  The girls got their idea from KFC Japan.  Chizza is basically fried chicken with pizza toppings.

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