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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Spider-Man Webbing a Reality – “Liquid Wire”

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What if Spider-Man’s webbing can be a reality?  When a spider creates a spider silk webbing it has many properties, like it can be used for food, protect it’s babies, be an alarm system and trap prey.  Scientist are intrigued by the spider silk and especially how it never tangles up and stretches so perfectly.  Now scientist on “paper” theory have created “liquid wire” replicating the spider silk web.

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Ramen and a Half: SVCC 2016 – Artist Ethan Castillo

ethancastillosvcc2016Ramen and a Half host Ramon Angel interviews young artist Ethan Castillo at Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016 in San Jose, CA.  Ethan drops a new art book:  “I Still Really Hate Spiders!”

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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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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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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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We Love Fine: Spider-verse Collection

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Swing into style with these friendly neighborhood collection titled Spider-verse over brought to you by WeLoveFine.  Designed by Catherine Elhoffer, these pieces are based off of our favorite spider heroes such as Spider-Woman, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Ultimate Spider-Man and of course Spider-Man.  Now this collection is being Fan-Funded which means that if it doesn’t meet the funded goal, some of these items sadly won’t go into production. So if you’d like to see these designs come to life and in your closet, be sure to show your support and help fund the line.  Fun Spidey related gear for both men and women, pre-order your Spider-Verse clothing now at http://www.welovefine.com/feature/spider-verse-collection.html

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Pic from WeLoveFine.com

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Free Comic Book Day @ Isotope Comics SF

16737615714_d1f35188a5_kThis past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and we went to one of the best comic book shops in SF – Isotope, The Comic Book Lounge.  And it was 10 year-old Ethan Castillo first comic book shop signing event.  This talented artist has a knack for drawing Marvel’s web crawler Spider-Man.

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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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Comic Book Heroes in Beautiful Landscapes

silversurfer00Superheroes are usually pictured in heroic or action poses, well this series is comic book heroes meets National Geographic.  Photographer Benoit Lapray continues his work of “The Quest for the Absolute” which showcases comic heroes in picturesque landscapes.

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The History of Spider-Man Masks

spidermanposterDo you need a cool looking poster for your boring cubicle or ugly dorm room wall?  Check out this cool Spider-Man poster by artist Salvador Anguiano.  This poster showcases the various Spider-Man masks throughout his Marvel timeline.

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Spider-Man Kid Artist Ethan Castillo @ Big Wow! ComicFest 2014

ethancastillocoverThe first time we spotted this amazing kid artist Ethan Castillo was at last year’s Big Wow! ComicFest, now he’s back for the second year in a row.  Our Ramen host Eddie Ballar picks up the interview and learns what’s Ethan been up to this past year.

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Spider-Man & Stan Lee and wait for it … USPS collab?

usps spiderman boxJust around the corner is Sony’s next Spider-Man film installment and there are the usual merchandising tie-ins, but this is different, a tie-in with United States Postal Service.  You might just be saying to yourself, “It’s just an ordinary shipping box.”  It’s a piece of cardboard.  But it has a picture of Spider-Man on the box!  This could be a collectible like USPS stamps.

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Spider-Man x Long John Silvers

Long John Silver’s in Singapore kicks-off their Spider-Man movie tie-in with these “marvelicious” dishes.  There is the Honey BBQ Chicken-Slinger with Webby Fries or Lime Mayo Seafood Web-Shooter with Webby Fries.

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Superhero Minimalist Collection

If you are looking for cool posters to put around your house, check out Calvin Lin’s Superhero Minimalist Collection.  Calvin has created 17 pieces of various superheroes from the Marvel and DC Comics universe.  Some of heroes include the likes of Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.

Quick Facts:  Each art print cost – $18.00USD.  Print Size – 7”x10”

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Strange Collaborations: OPI x The Amazing Spider-Man

tasmopiSo this May, OPI will be launching their “The Amazing Spider-Man Collection.” I’m still digesting this because on the inside I’m honestly still a bit confused about this collaboration. I can just imagine some Hollywood executive waking up one morning and asked himself what would be a probable movie tie-in that would help make it rain. Spider-Man toys in a fast food chain’s kid’s meal I get, but NAIL POLISH?

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