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It’s new comic day! What has everyone excited this week?

Around the Tubes

CBR – “Walking Dead” Spinoff To Bring Zombie Apocalypse To Los Angeles – Interesting…. the jokes that can be made.

Booksellers – NZ Society of Authors introduces Graphic Novel component to its 2015 Mentorship Programme – Nice!

Kotaku – Transformers Universe Is Closing, Six Months After Open Beta Launch – Well that was quick.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #12

CBR – They’re Not Like Us #1

Comic Vine – They’re Not Like Us #1

Bleeding Cool – Wytches #3

The Walking Dead Series 3 Mystery Minis

Are you missing The Walking Dead during the mid-season break like we are? Funko has you covered! The walkers and survivors of The Walking Dead have gone miniature once again!

The Walking Dead Mystery Minis Series 3 features seventeen brand new character variations, available in adorable blind box form!

The figures will be released in February, and you can check out the rarity scale below!

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Stern Pinball Announces a Premium Edition of AMC’s The Walking Dead Pinball

Stern Pinball has announced the availability of the Premium Edition of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. This is in response to continued strong demand for the title.

The Walking Dead Premium Edition offers the same fan-favorite game play as the sold-out LE model, full of extra features such as additional targets, a special-effect fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads, and a player-controlled motorized crossbow pinball launcher. A new high-definition art package adds to the player’s experience of battling zombies and completing game missions.  The Premium Edition rounds out the three model lineup of AMC’s The Walking Dead Pinball, which includes Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

The Premium Edition will cost you $7,595 (MSRP).

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Diamond Select This Week: Spider-Man Busts, Walking Dead Bank, and Mechagodzilla Opener!

This week is a very good week if you’re a fan of busts, bust banks, and the severed noggins of robotic monsters! Not only is Diamond Select Toys shipping their Spider-Man and Green Goblin resin busts from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they’re also shipping their vinyl bust bank of The Walking Dead‘s Michonne, and their neck-up metal bottle opener of Godzilla foe Mechagodzilla!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Spider-Man Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Thwip! The new Spider-Man movie had fans buzzing like flies in a web, and now the web-slinger is getting a brand-new bust from DST! Depicting Spider-Man in his trademark crossed-arms web-shooting pose, this bust measures approximately 6 inches tall with its web-festooned base, and is a great addition to any fan’s shelf! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #MAY142220, SRP: $59.99)

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Green Goblin Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The new movie Green Goblin is one creepy customer! Spider-Man’s most famous foe recently got a cinematic makeover, and now DST is capturing the new look in this collectible bust! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall atop its base, this bust of the classic Spidey villain is a must-have for any fan of the franchise. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #MAY142221, SRP: $59.99)

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Godzilla Mechagodzilla Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Constructed of Space Titanium, Mechagodzilla battled the real Godzilla to a standstill on more than one occasion, and was only defeated when his head was torn completely from his body. Now his head lives on as the newest Godzilla bottle opener from DST! Made of solid metal, this 4″ tall rendering of Mechagodzilla’s noggin can hang on your refrigerator or slip into your pocket, ready at a moment’s notice to open a bottle, or possibly destroy Tokyo. Comes packaged in a collector case with a full-color slipcover. (Item #JUN142091, SRP: $18.00)

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Walking Dead Michonne Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Zombie banks beware, there’s a new, more deadly bank in town! Joining Rick in his battle against the undead, Michonne is the next 8-inch bank in DST’s Walking Dead line. The perfect companion to our two Pet Zombie banks, this bank of Michonne has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, but has the sculpting and detail of a collectible bust.  (Item #JUN142081, SRP: $22.99)

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Stern Pinball Walking Dead Accessories Out Now

You can talk on the undead walker hoard through pinball with Stern Pinball‘s four licensed and custom-developed pinball accessories based on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The accessories are available for purchase on the Stern Pinball website.

You demanded it, and Stern listened, so now they are offering unique, game-specific accessories that further enhance the appeal of its pinball machines and enable pinball fans to customize their games to suit their personal tastes.

The Walking Dead accessories include:

  • A fish tank topper full of three fully detailed zombie heads designed and sculpted by Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead. The topper is accompanied by game-integrated lighting that attracts players and adds zombie ambiance to any room
  • An authentic zombie head shooter knob that adds tactile art to a player’s first interaction with the game
  • Custom-designed, artistic inside-panels that add dimension to the pinball playfield area
  • Blood splattered side-armor that further enhances The Walking Dead pinball experience

For those looking to get these add-ons, here’s the pricing:

The Walking Dead Pinball Backbox Topper: $399.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Zombie Shooter Knob: $79.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Playfield Side Art Panels: $79.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead Pinball Side Armor Trim: $499.99 U.S.

The Walking Dead accessories are available now through the Stern Store and select authorized Stern distributors and dealers.

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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for?

Around the Tubes

CBR – AMC’s “Walking Dead” Spinoff Casts its First Leads – Nice. Very interested in seeing what’ll make this show stand out.

Baltimore Sun – Artist transforms comic book store’s ceiling into work of art – Hmmm, wonder if we could get permission to do this to our ceiling?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Gotham by Midnight #1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #10

The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Delivers

walking-dead-5 photoIf you’re like us, you’re still shocked from the mideason finale of The Walking Dead. The ratings say a lot of you watched it. The midseason finale was watched by 14.8 million viewers. That was an increase of 23 percent from last year.

In the coveted 18-49 age demographic, the episode was watched by 9.6 million adults, which is 24 percent higher compared to last year’s episode during Thanksgiving.

The fifth season has been in impressive one for the series, as its premiere was the most-watched episode of the series ever and beat Sunday Night Football in the 18-49 demographic.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 8, 2015.

TV Review: The Walking Dead S5E8 Coda

walking-dead-5 photoRick and the group go face-to-face against Dawn and her officers in an attempt to save both Beth and Carol without any more bloodshed.

It’s the final episode for the fall of The Walking Dead and the epsiode brilliantly amps up the tension as the episode progresses. The episode builds up the last few episodes as Rick and his crew’s plan to retrieve Beth finally plays out….. to the expected tragedy we all knew was coming.

While a lot of the season has been pure action, and over the top violence, this episode is a reflective one that builds to a gut punch at the end. A coda is defined as “a concluding section or part, especially one of a conventional form and serving as a summation of preceding themes, motifs, etc., as in a work of literature or drama.” This episode perfectly encapsulates that definition.

The episode touches on a lot from the season, and previous ones, with lots of discussion of relationships, and actions. There’s a lot of discussion about dealing with what they’ve had to do, and there’s even reflection on the future and if everyone has one. It’s all about actions and reactions.

Five seasons in and the series can deliver gut punches, and hit you emotionally, something few shows on television can do, and do so regularly. Five and a half seasons in, the show delivers one of the most emotional hours on television and a roller coaster ride unlike anything else.

Overall rating: 9

New Diamond Select Toys Revealed for Summer 2015

Next year is looking bigger and better for Diamond Select Toys! They just unveiled an array of new products due out next summer, from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Walking Dead, Dragon Age, Batman, Godzilla and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back!

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A Diamond Select Toys release! Colonial Marines, move out! The first assortment of Minimates two-packs based on the classic 1986 sci-fi movie “Aliens” is getting ready to drop, and it’s simply bursting with all-new Marines and xenomorphs! The four 2-packs include Wounded Cpl. Hicks with Ripley, Pvt. Drake with Battle-Damaged Attacking Alien, Sgt. Apone with Alien, and Cpl. Dietrich with Infected Colonist. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142213, SRP: $9.99/2-pack.)

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Batman Classic TV Series Penguin Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman’s rogues gallery continues to grow as the Penguin joins the Riddler and the Joker in DST’s line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Series! This 6-inch-tall resin bust captures Burgess Meredith as fowl fiend, wielding a deadly umbrella and an equally deadly sneer. Bust sits atop a colorful base inspired by the show’s animated opening credits, and comes packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #DEC142214, SRP: $59.99)

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Dragon Age Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! On your next Dragon Age quest, why not keep your companions in your pocket? The legendary video game series kicks off an epic line of Minimates with this debut four-pack featuring the Grey Warden Alistair; the bard, Leliana; dwarf rogue Varric Tethras (with Bianca); and Morrigan, Witch of the Wilds. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142215, SRP: $19.99)

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Godzilla 2000 Sculpted Pizza Cutter

A Diamond Select Toys release! Destroy all toppings! A monstrous hunger requires a monstrous slice, and you can cut yourself off a big one with this palm-sized pizza cutter featuring the sculpted face of Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Based on his appearance in “Godzilla 2000,” this menacing utensil will cut a path through a deep-dish pie like Godilla cuts a path through Tokyo! Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC142216, SRP: $14.99)

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and SIlent Bob return in a second box set of Minimates minfigures based on their biggest film, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”! This time, a mask-wearing Jay and Silent Bob come packaged with Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly and notorious jewel  thief Justice — plus a micro-‘Mate of their orangutan friend Suzanne!  Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142211, SRP: $19.99)

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Monopoly Game

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring the magic of the movies home with the first board game ever based on the films of Kevin Smith! The cross-country adventure of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” is now an official, authorized edition of Monopoly, with a game board featuring art and locations from the movie! The game also has new Chance cards, Community Chest cards and game pieces, all set to the same classic Monopoly gameplay! Packaged in a full-color game box with movie artwork.   (Item #DEC142209, SRP: $39.99)

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Jay and Silent Bob Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Ceramic Mug

A Diamond Select Toys release! Why drink your Quick Stop coffee out of a foam cup when you can drink it in style? This double-sided ceramic mug depicts frequent Quick Stop customers Jay and Silent Bob in the animated style of director Kevin Smith’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. With their names on the handle, you’ll know who you’re looking at even before the caffeine kicks in! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC142210, SRP: $14.99

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Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Infinity Gauntlet is the most powerful weapon in the Marvel Universe, allowing the bearer to control time, space and reality. And now it can cool your drink! Cast up six ice cubes in the shape of the Infinity Gauntlet using this 6″x8″ silicone tray, or fill the tray up with chocolate to make six tasty treats! Your guests won’t know what hit them! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142217, SRP: $14.99)

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A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost here – the most anticipated Marvel movie since the last Marvel movie! With the trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” already shattering records, DST is preparing the first assortment of Minimates based on the movie! Four two-packs will feature Iron Man with Black Widow, Thor with Captain America, Hawkeye with Ultron and a rare one-per-case variant pack of Hawkeye in his long coat with a Sub-Ultron! Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #DEC142219, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Marvel Minimates Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Single Pack Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! For a movie as big as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” one assortment is not enough! This colorful countertop display holds 18 individually blind-bagged Minimates based on the movie, including multiple types of Ultrons, Iron Man’s Iron Legion, plus one-per-case Minimates of Baron Strucker and Nick Fury! Every bag contains one 2-inch Minimate mini-figure, featuring 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. (Item #DEC142220, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Hulk Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hulk smash puny toys! The Hulk returns in a new look for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and DST is revisiting their award-winning action figure from the first Avengers movie with all-new sculpted details! Standing almost 10 inches tall, this Hulk figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of the Hulk from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #DEC142218, SRP: $24.99)

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Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Walking Dead Minimates is here, and this time it’s war! Featuring characters from more recent issues of the hit comic book series, this assortment includes three different two-packs: Rick with Jesus, Negan with Dwight, and Hunters leader Chris with Zombie Holly, plus a one-per-case variant set of Scavengers leader Derek with Zombie Holly. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Holly. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142212, SRP: $9.99/ea.

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Fashion Spotlight: Autoblocks, The Walking Bricks, Rock’em Sock’em Heroes

Ript Apparel has three designs today that mix Lego with Transformers, The Walking Dead and one that’s all Rock’em Sock’em Robots. Autoblocks, The Walking Bricks, and Rock’em Sock’em Heroes from MEKAZOO, Moysche, and CreativeOutpouring will be for sale on November 26, 2014 only!

Autoblocks by MEKAZOO

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The Walking Bricks by Moysche

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Rock’em Sock’em Heroes by CreativeOutpouring

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