Spider-Man Pins

Where are the pin collectors?  Spider fans will enjoy this Mondo Spider-Verse pin set by Tom Whalen.  The set includes:  Spider-Man (1960s), Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Spider-Gwen and Spidey Sense.

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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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Ambigram Marvel Shirts by Mark Palmer

dsc_0068Artist Mark Palmer from Red Chapter Clothing is known for his stylized ambigram Marvel clothes.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with Mark at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con to talk about his art, Wow Tattoos and upcoming Red Chapter Clothing projects.

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LEGO Marvel Super Hero Airport Battle 76051

legomarvel7605100Okay, I admit I’m a Marvel fanatic and I’ve watched Captain America Civil War 3 times already in 3D IMAX.  The airport battle scene was amazing.  Now if you want to re-create this movie history scene again, then take a look at this LEGO Marvel Super Hero Airport Battle 76051.

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Takara/Tomy Metalkore Marvel Figures

metalkoremarvelJust dropping into retail in Asia is Takara/Tomy have added more figures to their Metalkore Marvel line-up.  Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor and the Hulk join in on the action.  The figures have very limited articulation, just the arms move, but if you like a mix of plastic, diecast and for display, these figures are a nice pick-up.

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Interview with Artist Whitney Jiar

wjcoverartWe take fans into Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015.  Ramen and a Half host Eddie Ballar interviews artist Whitney Jiar about her art work and FanimeCon.

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Red Chapter Clothing Comany with Marvel Comics

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Bryan Hopkins demonstrates his Ambigram tattoo

What is an Ambigram? I would have to say its the art of font design and creative wordplay, where one word passes off as two at the same time… or maybe superimposition, where one thing is placed over an existing thing to conceal something?

Okay enough, just watch the video we shot at Silicon Valley Comic Con with Bryan Hopkins, lead singer of Elvis Monroe, who is the co-founder of Red Chapter Clothing with world famous Ambigram artist Mark Palmer. He’ll tell you what an Ambigram is and how they have creatively designed them for the Marvel Comics world !

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Sayori Chu interviews Stan Lee!

RETRENDERS Sayori Chu Interviews Stan LeeWe caught up with Stan Lee at Silicon Valley Comic Con to talk to him about the “BIG” direction with comics, how did it begin, what were its influences, and where is it going now that it has become immensely and worldly popular!

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Jada Toys, Inc.: Metals Die Cast Marvel Series

marvelmetalsdiecastIf you enjoy buying and collecting Jada Toys line-up of DC’s Batman v Superman big head cutie metal die-cast figures, then you got to grab the Marvel line-up.

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The First Marvel Store: Marvel Collection Enter-6

marvelcollectionhottoysstoreFor all you Marvel fanboys and fangirls your next destination might be Seoul, South Korea.  The first official Marvel store, the Marvel Collection Store by Enter-6 will have lots of Hot Toys products and official Marvel gear.

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Creating the new “Marvel Comics” with Sana Amanat

sanaamanatLike most of my friends, I grew-up a Marvel Comics fan reading various X-Men titles and Ultimate Spider-Man.  Being a female myself, it’s awesome that these days, many power players in the comics industry are women that can create, write, draw or make decisions behind-the-scenes in this mostly male dominated industry.  The VOX Media interviews Marvel Comics’ Director of Content & Character Development Sana Amanat.

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Courtesy of VOX Media: Sana Amanat, Marvel Comics.

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Big Hero 6 Marvel Team Tin Lunch Box

bighero6lunchboxLunch box collectors will truly enjoy picking-up this collector’s tin lunch box from the Disney/Marvel Big Hero 6 flick.  This spiffy Big Hero 6 Tin Lunch Box comes with cool artwork on the box and measures 7″5/8 x 6″.

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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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Avengers Age of Ultron Cosbaby Series 2 Set

ageofultroncosbabyIf you’re into collecting vinyl big head figures, here’s another set from Hot Toys from the Cosbaby line to watch for.  This is the Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Series 2 Collectible Set.  The set features Tony Stark Mark XLIII Armor Version, Ultron Mark I, Iron Man XLV, War Machine Mark II, Ultron Prime, Vision and Black Widow.

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Ant-Man Cosbaby Set of 3 from Hot Toys

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Wow, this will be a busy multiplex weekend for me as I hang girlfriends to watch Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and then with my Marvel fan-girls to catch Ant-Man, which brings me to this cute Hot Toys vinyl toy set, the Ant-Man Cosbaby Set of 3.  The set features Ant-Man, Yellowjacket and Ant-Man Black Out Version.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Matryoshka Dolls

gotgnestingdollsboxGuardians of the Galaxy fans of all ages will enjoy this cute play item as the Guardians characters  get the full Matryoshka Doll treatment aka Russian Nesting Doll.

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Ant-Man Mr. Potato Head

pototaheadantmanboxMany Marvel characters have been “potatofied,” now comes the Ant-Man Mr. Potato Head from PPW Toys.  This will make a great stress reliever toy on my workstation.  The figure stands 6″ tall and comes with removable accessories to mix or match.

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SNL Black Widow Trailer

blackwidowparodymovieMarvel has not committed to a Black Widow flick, so SNL decides to make one, well a parody, Black Widow: Age of Me.

Viral Video Friday: Age of Ultron Reaction by Inside Out

insideoutavengersreactionOne of the YouTube trends is fans doing Reaction videos and here’s one done by the Inside Out crew, which is Pixar’s upcoming animated flick.  The characters from Inside Out react to the Avengers’ Age of Ultron trailer.

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Fangirls, Assemble! Hot Topic x Marvel x Her Universe

hottopicmarvelcollabIf you find me at a Hot Topic, I’m usually trying to find some of the Funko/Hot Topic Pop Vinyl exclusives.  But maybe this time, I will buy some clothes!  This has peak my interest and curiosity, as Hot Topic has teamed-up with geeky girls apparel-maker Her Universe for this Marvel Avengers Fashion Collection.  I can definitely see myself wearing these outfits.

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Kids Nations Plugy Series 005 Avengers: Age of Ultron

kidslogicageofultronKids Logic is back with more cute-like bobble-head type figures, this time is the Kid Nations Plugy Series 005 Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  You can only buy this a 5-set package which features: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man MK43, Iron Legion and Hulk Buster.  The figures mearsures 3.5-4″ tall, comes with a headphone strap and keychain strap and LED lights on certain figures.

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Marvel Wall Lights by 3D Light FX

3dironmanlightfxIf you’re tired of the usual boring wall light and need something to spruce up your Man-Cave or bathroom, then take a look these Marvel wall lights by 3D Light FX.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Hulk Buster Smash 76031

hulkbustersmashlegoThere are many cool toys coming out for the Avengers Age of Ultron film and if you’re like me, on a budget because some people just can’t buy every toy out there.  This is great pick, the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes:  The Hulk Buster Smash 76031.

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Funko Age of Ultron Mystery Minis

mysteryminiageofultronboxFunko latest Mystery Mini line-up is Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron flick.  The 2.5″ vinyl figures features some bobble-head action.  The set has 12 figures to collect.

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The Ultimate Avengers Movie Marathon with AMC

amcmarvelmoviemarathonAre you folks ready to watch Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron?  Well, AMC Theaters is offering two hype packages to get you Marvel fanatics excited.  The first is The Ultimate Avengers Marathon which will feature all 11 films leading up to Age of Ultron.  The insanity begins April 29th, 2015 on Wednesday night at 6pm @ participating AMC movie chains.

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