Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Story Trailer

It has been 6 years since the last Marvel vs Capcom game and we are finally getting a new one titled Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. Capcom has recently unveiled the first story trailer to the game showing off an intense new villain! One of the Avengers greatest foes joining forces with [Read more…]

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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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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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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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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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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Hasbro Marvel Legends: Iron Man Electronic Helmet

ironmansuit00It is time for me to upgrade my “cosplay” Halloween Iron Man costume.  As you can see from the picture above – that Iron Man helmet barely fit me and yes it’s for kids, but I made it work using red duck tape to help expand the helmet because my head is too big.

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Now Marvel will be producing “adult” role play gear.  This new Iron Man helmet is badass.  This is great for people who want to cosplay but don’t have time to make their own Iron Man helmet.  This is the Marvel Legends Series:  Iron Man Electronic Helmet with LED light eyes and sound effects.

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Trivial Pursuit Marvel Cinematic Universe Volume 2

tpmcuv2Before all this internet stuff and video games, we played board games!   My siblings and cousins used to love playing Trivia Pursuit.  Now MCU fanatics can test their knowledge with the latest Volume 2 edition.  For instance Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei make their reunion appearance in Captain America Civil War, but the question is what movie did they first appear together in?  Guesses?  The answer is:  the 1994 flick “Only You.”

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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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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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Viral Video Friday: Fallout 4 Civil War Trailer No. 2

fallout4spidermanThis guy recreated Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Trailer #2 with Fallout 4.  It’s not bad and pretty funny.

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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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Custom LEGO Build: One Huge SHIELD Helicarrier

ultimateshieldhelicarriercoverOne of the most iconic large playset toys from the 1980s was the G.I. Joe USS FLAGG aircraft, a monster 7-foot long toy of joy.  If I had the room I would own one and another iconic ship, is the SHILED Helicarrier.  Only LEGO has come close to making a identical carrier from the Marvel’s Avengers flick, but it wasn’t scaled well enough and to be able to move planes around.  From Taiwan, LEGO builder and fan ZiO Chao and his friends Dada, Kimura, Kuan-Wei, Stephanie, Tiger and Will from Formosa LEGO club builds the ultimate SHIELD Helicarrier.

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Tom Holland on finding out he’s Spider-Man

spidermanYoung British actor Tom Holland talks about finding out he’s the new Marvel’s Spider-Man on Sway’s Universe.  Tom also talks about his b-boy past and his latest flick opening this weekend “In The Heart of the Sea.”

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Actor Peter Shinkoda @ Comikaze Expo 2015

comikazeconlogoThe Ramen team interviews actor Peter Shinkoda at Comikaze Expo 2015.  Peter talks about his time working on the Netflix/Marvel production Daredevil and TNT’s Falling Skies.

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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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The Jam-Packed Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 Show!

comikazeconlogoFirst off, we at Retrenders love providing solid content and quality video content on our YouTube channel, but we had a slight delay and like to apologize for the dark video quality.  We were shooting on our Sony V1U and left the ND Filter on and that’s a “not bad” on our part.  Lesson learned and that will never happen again.

Okay, got that off my chest!  Here’s the jam packed episode from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 from the LA Convention Center on Halloween weekend.  Our Ramen crew explores the growing and ever expanding Comikaze Expo.  The Eddie and Ramon takes around the convention floor.  So sit back and grab some chocolate gummy bears and enjoy the episode.

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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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Marvel x Hip Hop Crossover

marvelhiphop00marvelhiphop01One of my fave shows on satellite radio, is Shade 45, Sway in the Morning and recently Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso drops by the show to talk about the Marvel Comics and the “Hip Hop Variant” covers.  Since Marvel is launching 60+ titles in a new direction starting this month, Marvel will put 60-plus “Hip Hop Variants” covers, where Marvel heroes are put in iconic hip hop album covers.

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The Age of the Female Superheroes

famalesuperheroesA change is coming in comic books and that is the “Rise of the Female Superhero”.  Yahoo! News with Katie Couric releases a neat documentary with a chock full of interviews with industry giants like Jim Lee, Grant Morrison and many female creators Amanda Conner, G. Willow Wilson, Gail Simone and many others about the change and rise of the female superhero protagonist.

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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DC VS Marvel Chess Pieces

dcvsmarvelchesscoverThe age of old comic book fight between DC fanboys and Marvel fanboys can be settle by the classic game of chess.  Eaglemoss Publications has created over 100 DC and Marvel characters to collect.  The 5″ figures are made from metalized resin and painted.  Each figure will cost around $16.00USD or you can buy 2-packs for around $40.00USD.

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