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Nerd Block – Themes Coming To Nerd Block

With the recent launch of Arcade Block, and with Horror Block already a few months in, Nerd Block has realized that perhaps Nerd Block Classic has lost some of its identity. The company has decided that starting January 2015, Nerd Block Classic will have a theme every month.

Each month Nerd Block will announce a theme for Nerd Block Classic! The items inside will now be based around that theme (mostly).

As a taste-test into the world of themes October will feature a Guest Curator, Kevin Smith, will choose a theme for this October’s Block!

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Hikari Transformers Bumblebee and Optimus Prime

Are you ready for Hikari Friday?! Funko has shown off four new Hikari Sofubi Figures, including two Books-A-Million Exclusives! 24k Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Hikari Figures are both available exclusively through Books-A-Million. Premium Distressed Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be available at Funko retailers and available in September.

Distressed Optimus Prime Premium Hikari Sofubi Figure

Distressed Optimus Prime Premium Hikari Sofubi Figure

Distressed Bumblebee Premium Hikari Sofubi Figure

Distressed Bumblebee Premium Hikari Sofubi Figure

Books-A-Million Exclusive 24k Optimus Prime Hikari Sofubi Figure

Books-A-Million Exclusive 24k Optimus Prime Hikari Sofubi Figure

Books-A-Million Exclusive 24k Bumblebee Hikari Sofubi Figure

Books-A-Million Exclusive 24k Bumblebee Hikari Sofubi Figure

Diamond Select Toys This Week: Batman, X-Men, Plants vs. Zombies, Sin City and Universal Monsters!

It’s New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is kicking off the countdown to Halloween with a delivery of monsters, zombies and other creepy customers! New Minimates from Sin City and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare join action figures from the Universal Monsters films and DST’s first-ever original-concept action figure, Van Helsing! Plus two new silicone trays, inspired by the X-Men and the Classic Batman TV Series, that will make any Halloween party a success!

Batman Classic TV Series Silicone Tray

Bang! Zok! Pow! Add some punch to your punchbowl with this silicone tray inspired by the Batman Classic TV Show! This bright green tray casts up ice, gelatin and chocolate in the shape of the iconic Batman logo, as well as the show’s famous sound effects. Unless you’re Mr. Freeze, freezing things has never been so fun! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #APR141981, SRP: $15.00)

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Marvel X-Men Symbol Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys Release! You don’t need Iceman to chill your drinks for you any more! This silicone tray featuring the famous “X” logo is great for ice, gelatin and even chocolate, so you can cast up some refreshments for your next baseball game or extinction-level event! Comes packaged in full-color box. (Item #MAR141959, SRP: $15.00)

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Minimates Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The brand-new PvZ console game is now the craziest set of Minimates mini-figures ever! Two zombies and four plants from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare come together in this battle-ready six-pack, as the Cactus, Sunflower and two Pea Shooters take on the All-Star Zombie and Engineer Zombie. Each Zombie Minimate mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141938, SRP: $19.99)

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Sin City Movie Minimates That Yellow Bastard Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most dangerous city on Earth is now a far less dangerous line of Minimates mini-figures! The first assortment of black-and-white Minimates based on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s hit movie Sin City includes four different mini-figures from “That Yellow Bastard”: Hartigan, Nancy, Senator Roark and the Yellow Bastard himself. Each 2-inch mini-figure features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141948, SRP: $19.99)

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Monster Hunter Van Helsing Select Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Monsters beware! Diamond Select Toys is unleashing a fearsome foe upon every monster action figure in your collection, and it’s none other than famous monster-hunter Van Helsing! Based on an original design, this 7-inch action figure comes armed to the teeth with stakes, axes and a crossbow, making him more than a match for any and all supernatural creatures. Van Helsing includes a deluxe cemetery base, featuring a female vampire rising from the grave, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141978, SRP: $24.99)

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Universal Monsters Select Son of Frankenstein Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monster returns! Diamond Select Toys revisits Frankenstein’s Monster with this all-new figure depicting the monster in his outfit from 1939’s Son of Frankenstein. This 7-inch-scale action figure features an all-new sculpt with all-new articulation, and can strike multiple poses on his deluxe display base, featuring equipment from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. The Monster and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141979, SRP: $24.99)

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Universal Monsters Select Creature from the Black Lagoon Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141980, SRP: $24.99)

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Kevin Smith Takes Over Nerd Block This October

Nerd Block has started teasing what we can expect. For the month of October, Kevin Smith will be selecting what goes into the Nerd Block Classic!

For those who don’t know what it is, Nerd Block provides a blind box full of goods directly to your door. It can be toys, t-shirts, comics and more!

With his love for all things geek, I’m expecting an awesome box! The box ships on October 15, so you’ll need to sign up before hand.

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LEGO 2015 Marvel and DC Set Details Begin to Emerge

We’re getting a better idea as to what we can expect next year as far as new LEGO sets for their Marvel and DC brands. This is what we can expect in early 2015:

  • 76025 DC Comics: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro
  • 76026 DC Comics: Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas
  • 76027 DC Comics: Black Manta Deep Sea Strike
  • 76028 DC Comics: Darkseid Invasion
  • 76029 Marvel: Avengers Age of Ultron
  • 76030 Marvel: Avengers Age of Ultron
  • 76031 Marvel: Avengers Age of Ultron
  • 76032 Marvel: Avengers Age of Ultron
  • 76038 Marvel: Avengers Age of Ultron
  • 76040 DC Comics: Brainiac Attack
  • 76041 Marvel Ant-Man / Spider-Man

There’s absolutely going to be new sets based on next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, but rumor is we’ll see another Marvel based set either for the Ant-Man film or Ultimate Spider-Man.

This online store gives us more details though as far as figures that’ll be included:

76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

  • Space Batman
  • Green Lantern
  • Sinestro

Gorilla Grodd 76026 Goes Bananas

  • Gorilla Grodd
  • Captain Cold
  • Flash
  • Wonder Woman
  • Batman
  • Civilian?

76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike

  • Black Manta
  • Aquaman
  • Scuba Robin
  • Batman
76028 Darkseid Invasion

  • Darkseid
  • Green Arrow
  • Hawkman
  • Cyborg
  • Superman

76040 Brainiac Attack

  • Brainiac
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Supergirl
  • Superman

And here’s some early images of the sets, though changes have happened in the past from early photos to released product. Check those out below the jump.

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New Universal Monsters Figures Rise at Toys “R” Us and Comic Shops!

It’s almost that time of year again. The time when creatures and monsters roam the night, and haunt the aisle of our local toy stores! The newest assortment of Universal Monsters action figures is out now at Toys “R” Us and is coming soon to comic shops and specialty stores, as well as an all-new figure of the greatest monster hunter of all time!

Currently at Toys “R” Us are two brand-new 7-inch-scale action figures: Frankenstein’s Monster as he appears in Son of Frankenstein, and a super-poseable version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Both feature entirely new sculpts by Jean St. Jean, and both come packaged on a blister card with a small display base. Additionally, the Monster comes with the prosthetic arm of Inspector Krogh.

As a bonus, hanging alongside the Creature and Monster is Diamond Select Toys‘ original take on the famous monster hunter, Van Helsing! Also sculpted by St. Jean, Van Helsing stands around 7 inches tall, and comes armed with an axe, a sword, a crossbow and a rifle, all of which can be carried on his back. It’s the perfect companion figure to your Universal Monsters collection!

If you don’t have a Toys “R” Us near you, sleep with one eye open, because all three figures are also coming to your local comic shop in deluxe Select versions! On September 17th, the Universal Monsters Select editions of the Monster and Creature arrive, and each comes with a larger diorama base. The Monster’s base replicates the laboratory wreckage from the end of the film, and the Creature comes with an undersea rock formation, complete with tropical fish and a human skull!

The Select version of Van Helsing includes a cemetery base, featuring two headstones and a female vampire rising from the grave. All three Select figures come packaged in larger, display-ready Select packaging, which has spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

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Diamond Select In Stores This Week: King Ghidorah and Darth Maul Vinyl Banks

It’s another New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is delivering new products, specifically two highly anticipated vinyl banks! One is the long-awaited Darth Maul Vinyl Bust Bank from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the other is the King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah!

Godzilla King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank

Hail to the King! Godzilla has met his match with this vinyl bust bank depicting Ghidorah, the three-headed alien monster, as he appeared in 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Measuring approximately 8 inches, tall, the bank has a coin slot on its back for inserting your loose change, and an access door underneath. Have him battle your Godzilla bust bank for shelf supremacy! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #Item #APR141987, SRP: $22.99)

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Star Wars Clone Wars Darth Maul Bust Bank

The most exciting villain in the Star Wars universe has been re-animated! Darth Maul is back in the Clone Wars universe, and now the legendary Sith apprentice is the latest bank from DST! Measuring 8 inches tall, this vinyl bust bank features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, a removable lightsaber blade, plus a coin slot for depositing your loose change! Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson. (Item #JAN141923, SRP: $22.99)

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Pop! Heroes: Arkham Asylum in October

From Arkham Asylum, the award-winning action-adventure video game, Funko is releasing a diabolical new Pop! series! Arkham Asylum is home to Gotham’s most vengeful criminals! The new set of figures includes Batman, the Joker, Nurse Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Killer Croc.

Batman and the villains of Arkham Asylum are coming this October!

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