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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3D Printed Planets

littleplanetfactory00The love of space and star gazing, George Ioannidis started Little Planet Factory.  Little Planet Factory specializes in 3D printing of the solar system, planets, moons and other space-themed creations.
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Huck Gee / Gold Life 4″ Vinyls

goldlife_soulcollectorFrom artist/toy designer Huck Gee, the 3 Gold Life 4″ vinyl figures:  Soul Collector, Raku Day and Raku Night.

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Think Tank, Vol. 5 # 1

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Story: Matt Hawkins
Art / Covers: Rahsan Ekedal

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Comic Book Preview: The Assignment #3

assignment0301This is it – the final issue of The Assignment.  Hitman Frank Kitchen is still finding his way with his “new” identity.  Look for a full review soon on Retrenders as I read the full trade paperback edition.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor #3.3

doctorwho11030301I must admit I got into the Doctor Who bandwagon a little late.  I really started watching when actor Matt Smith became the Eleventh Doctor with Karen Gillan playing Amy Pond.  The Eleventh Doctor with new traveling companion rides into a new adventure with Part 1:  “The Tragical History Tour.”

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The Great Wall – The Art of the Film

thegreatwallbookThis weekend Legendary Pictures releases one of their big films of the year into the multiplexes – The Great Wall starring Matt Damon.  Suppose the Great Wall in China was not just built to defend from the human element but also “monsters.”  Actor Matt Damon and the all-star Chinese cast look to defend the Great Wall and humanity from these evil beasts.  Titan Books official companion guide The Great Wall – The Art of the Film takes a behind-the-scenes at the epic production.

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Recap of Toy Fair 2017

toyfairnyc1701Toys for 2017!  Toy industry event Toy Fair 2017 took place last week in NYC.  Many toymakers like Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, Playmates and Jakks Pacific made their toy reveals for the new year.  Website MUReview.net has lots of cool articles and pictures of the event like the Transformers cast at the Hasbro booth checking out all the cool upcoming Transformers Movie toys.

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Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories

annodracula1899Over the years of reviewing various novels and comics for Retrenders, I’ve enjoyed reading the many tales of Kim Newman’s vampire creation Anno Dracula and world of characters around him.  “Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories” is a collection of short stories to get fans primed for the upcoming novel Anno Dracula 1899: Daikaiju.  Not only that, Titan Comics will kick-off a brand new Anno Dracula series by author Kim Newman and art by Paul McCaffrey launching in March 2017.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #4

acawakening04001This manga mini-series takes place during Assassin’s Creed Blag Flag timeline.  The Black Cross is on the hunt, while Charlotte might change sides!  Find out more with Awakening #4.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #10

doctor10001Still on their Brazilian tour, the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack must stop aquatic aliens looking to destroy the planet Earth.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor #3.2

doctor10030201This Doctor travels with 2 companions!  Travel with Gabby Gonzales and Cindy Wu as they help the Tenth Doctor in the first issue of a two-part story “Breakfast at Tyrannies.”

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Comic Book Preview: Peepland #4

peepland04001Peepland #4 drops today from the Hard Case Crime imprint.  Dead bodies everywhere!  The cops are getting weary of Roxy and friends.

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I Need Pikachu Bags

pika000pika001Pikachu fans who want to rock fashion accessories with their wardrobe might want to check these LoungeFly bags.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Wallet is made from faux leather with 8-card pockets.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag is a handy bag to carry smaller things around for the go.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Backpack features a main compartment, zip pocket and 2-side pockets.

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Comic Preview: Postal # 18

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Story: Bryan Hill
Art / Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Color art: K. Michael Russell
Letter art: Troy Peteri

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Comic Preview: Eclipse, Vol 1 TP

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Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Color art: Chris Northrop
Letter art: Troy Peteri

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Sega Dreamcast Backpack

dreamcastbag01I remember the Sega Dreamcast being my system of choice.  I played Bomberman and Powerstone 2 all day.  Instead of buying a plain JanSport backpack, why not grab this Dreamcast 2-Way Shoulder Bag?  This is great for Sega Dreamcast fans.

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Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Custom LEGO Transformers

chitransformers00The Chibi-style has been a popular pop-toy creation with the kawaii big head and small proportion body.  S2 Toys Studios aka Sam Cheng builds his own custom cute transformable Autobots called Chibi-Formers.  He’s created an Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe and Grimlock figures.

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TLS G.I. Joe Wave 2

gijoewave200I have been waiting for The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Wave 2 series of Action Vinyls.  The figures come with the Action Vinyls’ articulation and accessories.

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Comic Book Preview: Norman #2.3

norman020301Norman!  His friend Grace is dead.  Norman is going back to school to find things out.

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