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Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War, Coming in May 2016

Marvel’s most divisive conflict comes to Dice Masters this May with the release of Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War! Based on the hit comic book storyline, players can join the fight and add their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains to their teams! With all new game play mechanics, both new and veteran players will enjoy this addition to the Marvel Dice Masters line.

Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War features more than 30 fan-favorite Pro and Anti Registration Super Heroes including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor and more! With gameplay that supports two players in epic dice battles, players can choose sides and create teams for whatever faction they support!

To expand your collection, WizKids also offers Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War foil packs, which contain two cards and two dice with additional heroes and villains. Available for $0.99 MSRP each, these make a great purchase for new and established Dice Masters players alike!

New Captain America, new Iron Man, new She-Hulk, new Black Widow, Sam Wilson Captain America! This looks to be a fun set! We’ll of course have coverage leading up the set and when it’s released!

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Choose Your Side. Which side will Deadpool choose?

The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

Protect the future. Change the future. Which side will Deadpool choose?

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Sunday Roundtable: Spider-Man’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pro or Con? Discuss!

2016-03-10_12_19_57.0Sundays are known for folks gathering around tables on television and pontificating about some of the hottest topics out there, offering their expertise. We bring that tradition to Graphic Policy as the team gathers to debate in our Sunday Roundtable.

On tap this week?

Spider-Man’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pro or con? Discuss!

Troy: Pro: If this leads to more unification between studios where marvel’s properties are concerned I’m all for it!

Con: Character inflation. Civil War minus spidey already has a wide roster, and usually when this happens the story or film does not do each character justice. I know it pales by comparison, but please lets not forget the atrocity that was Mortal Kombat Annihilation. If Spider-Man is in the movie there should be a good reason, and not just done for shock value.

Mr. H: Very pro. Looks like he leaped right out of the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man. I think we are going to get a great energetic performance. Plus it’s good slowly acclimate spidey to the MCU properly. I like the costume revamp as well. We are in for a good time especially with RDJ to play off of.

spider-man_civil_warSteven: I don’t think there are any cons in this. Spidey has always been a great character and I don’t think there is over inflation of characters as Spidey started the MCU with the movies starring tobey maguire. And the rest just blossomed into what we have today. With that said, Spidey has to be in civil war. He is an integral part in the comic version of civil which means he had to be in the movie version. Disney had no choice but to go out and get home from Fox anyway they could

Alex: I actually disagree with the thought that Spidey HAS to be in Captain America: Civil War. Yes, he’s integral to the comic story, but there’s no reason that Marvel or Disney had to approach Sony just to get him for the movie. Trying to be overly faithful to the comic arc will, I think, be more likely to end in disaster.

Is it a good thing the character will be appearing in the MCU now? Absolutely. But would Captain America: Civil War have suffered without Spider-Man? I don’t think so.

Mr. H: The big question will be is he going to be outted from the get go as Peter Parker, or is he a secret weapon? Either way I can’t wait for this now!

Steven: That depends I think on how the story goes. In the comic books the civil was was about registering the super heroes true identity for all to know…..its the movie it looks more like it’s about restrictions on what super heroes can actually do. If its true to the story book then you might see Peter if it’s the just about restrictions it might just be Spidey and not at all Peter Parker

Mr. H: I think it will be the Super Human Registration Act. Tony said they ran unchecked. That would only make sense.

Steven: Then it may include Peter parker

Andrew-Garfield-Spider-ManLogan: Pro: We haven’t seen any teen superheroes in the MCU, and he brings a refreshing, youthful perspective. Con: Once his solo movie rolls around, it will be the fourth Spider-Man in high school story, and it’s getting repetitive. Tbh, I hope he bites it and gets replaced by Miles Morales

Elana: Miles! miles! miles! Having Peter in yet another movie is stupid and wrong. And if they do yet another origin story my head will explode.

If in the year 2016 you do not know the origin of Spider-Man it is because you’ve chosen to not know the origin of Spider-Man.

Logan: Honestly, the only Peter Parker Spider-Man movie I’ll watch is if he’s married or a struggling middle aged science teacher/Stark employee.

Elana: Logan those sound awesome! Especially when he’s struggling with New York’s housing crisis

Logan: Take a dash of JMS’ Spidey, subtract the totem stuff, and add the recession and perfection!

Katherine: Elana I think they’ve already said that the new Spider Man movie isn’t going to be an origin story, so there’s that.

Daphne: Pro all the way. I don’t think there’s any cons to this. If Spidey is introduced in Civil War, hopefully the Marvel execs will realize they don’t have to waste time on an origin story and can just throw him into some adventures in his next films without wasting time feeding the audience his backstory, AGAIN. I maintain (despite tumblr arguments to the contrary) that people aren’t tired of Spider-Man, they’re just tired of half-assed, lazy storytelling Spider-Man. With the right writers anybody can be an amazing character – take it from somebody who had no idea a year ago how cool Daredevil could be. wink emoticon I’m so excited for Spider-Man and Black Panther, I really don’t see any drawbacks to their presence in Civil War.

Mr. H: Couldn’t agree more Daphne. Bring it on!

Ryan: Don’t care. Don’t understand all the hubub, either. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think The Amazing Spider-Man or its sequel were particularly great, but they didn’t strike me as being in any way, shape, or form appreciably different from Marvel Studios product, either. In fact, I’ll bet any sum you’d care to wager that if those flicks had the “Sony” label scrubbed off them and replaced with a “Marvel Studios” one, almost everyone who trashed them would have thought they were great. The Dis/Mar “whisper campaign” against them was amazingly successful — for the price of a few free passes to a few well-placed internet “opinion makers,” they were able to spin a $90 million opening weekend for “Amazing Spider-Man 2” as a box office disaster and convince everybody that the film was some sort of artistic failure even though it was absolutely indistinguishable from the so-called “MCU” films stylistically. If everybody’s into seeing a CGI Spidey suit team up with a CGI Iron Man suit and a CGI HUlk suit to fight some CGI aliens with CGI explosions going off in the background, then by all means, enjoy it and have fun. Of far more concern to me than who’s PRODUCING the “Spider-Man” flicks is who’s GETTING PAID for them. To date, Steve Ditko has never received a dime from any of them despite, ya know, creating the character. And that’s not likely to change no matter who holds the film rights.

Madison: I’m pretty ambivalent about Spidey in the MCU. The marketing for Civil War has made it feel less and less like a Cap film with the multitude of characters in this one. I think, and this was one of my issues with Ant-Man, was that they had a chance to diversify their lineup but didn’t. There’s no reason that Spider-Man has to be Peter Parker or that Peter Parker has to be white. When Spider-Man is released through Marvel Studios, is it going to be the same movie they’ve released twice already? I don’t find it particularly compelling, but maybe that’s just me.

Elana: With you 100000%. They are being small minded and leaving money on the table by keeping the cast so white in the face of a successful brown superhero character

Madison: One thing that made me really bitter toward Ant-Man–I thought the story would have had a MUCH bigger impact if Scott had been a person of color getting a second chance.

Brett: I’m a bit with Ryan on this one. I don’t want to go through my long list of apprehensions (which includes what Madison has to say), but:
1) There’s the continuity issue and having Spider-Man in this universe the character and his world become a part of the Marvel universe that’s starting to show cracks with having to deal with all of these interconnected characters.
2) I think the Sony Spider-Man films are a bit like DC in that it’s cool to hate on them. But the numbers speak for themselves. On average they made $793 million a piece, none below $708 million. Marvel’s average is $757 million a movie. Take out the two Avengers and it drops to $616 million. Spider-Man didn’t do so bad.

So going by the numbers, it’s clear that no, there wasn’t an issue with Spider-Man. People paid a hell of a lot of money to see the five films, more than they’ve paid on average to see Marvel’s (that’s without inflation adjustments too). I agree with Ryan, this has been an amazing whisper campaign to spook Sony and get them to blink. I’d love to know how those rumors popping up aligned with meetings between the two companies.

The reason Marvel wanted Spider-Man? Licensing is my guess. No idea what the deal they have with Sony is, but Spider-Man is by far the top earning comic property out there. It crushes the competition. My gut says this all has more to do with that than about any movie, because when it comes to those numbers, Spidey destroys the rest of Marvel’s slate.

don-t-want-to-see-another-dead-uncle-ben-jpeg-262940Madison: Just…how many times must Uncle Ben die. Marvel could be making even more money with Spider-Man, because I’d pay extra to not have to watch Uncle Ben die. In all seriousness, though, I really enjoyed TASM and I don’t totally understand the hate.

Mr. H: I’m all for Miles Morales in the MCU. If they have Balls they will do it, in the meantime I’m just smiling that I feel Spidey will be done justice on the big screen. Good point though.

Brett: I think it was beyond a failure to not go with Miles for these films. That film would do a billion easy. But, as far as what has come out, forget the sequels, the first film of each set absolutely did the character justice. I don’t see what Marvel could do differently.

Mr. H: Well Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero films ever. Doc Ock. Spidey. Near perfect. But Spidey like Batman is generational. Time to wipe out those last two films

Brett: I actually wasn’t a fan of the second one. It wasn’t bad, I just didn’t love it as much as others did.

Mr. H: To me that movie was like a Stan Lee and John Romita masterpiece on screen. John Romita Sr. Is the best Spider-Man artist of all time in my opinion.

Brett: Yeah, there were parts I definitely liked, but overall I think the first was better. Just a personal thing.

Mr. H: I loved Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin. Just hated the suit design. He was brilliant as Norman Osborn though.

Brett: Yeah, I got back and forth on the suit design. Why it existed made sense, but it didn’t completely blow me away.

Mr. H: I think they should have went with a more chain mail style appearance like from Humberto Ramos art. But definitely keep the goblinesque mask but make it have expression. Loved the glider too.

Ryan: I have to respectfully disagree with the opinion stated upthread that Romita is the best Spider-Man artist of all time. His work is fine, but lacks, in my opinion, the personality of Ditko’s work. If you look at those Ditko issues, Peter Parker was almost always on the brink of either a complete nervous breakdown or some sort of apocalyptic revelation, and often over the smallest things. He was a lonely outsider fighting to save people that he felt intrinsically alienated from. The minute Ditko left the book, Peter Parker became a stereotypical square-jawed hero who almost always got the girl — and just happened to like science a little bit. I don’t think Peter Parker has been anything like an interesting character since Ditko stopped drawing — and, who are we kidding, writing — him.

Brett: Oooo this could be a debate for another time. Hell, could just be a fun feature.

Ryan: I’m not out to denigrate anyone’s opinion — if you like Romita better, fine. Cool. Art is subjective. But I think it’s undeniable that Peter Parker’s character changed irrevocably, and was taken in a far more traditional super-heroic direction, when Ditko left the book. Others may like that change, and that’s fine, but for my money it resulted in a hopelessly dulled-down character.

Brett: I didn’t think you were. Everyone has their opinions on good runs and what they do and don’t like.

Mr. H: Well for one we had the best representation of Norman Osborn. The Ditko version is ok. But not even close. The iconic scene of Spider-Man putting his uniform in the trash. Ditko was like Bob kane. Yes it’s classic and the first but many have improved upon it. Some of ditkos art isn’t that pretty.

Ryan: Pretty? No. Expressive? Unquestionably. I saw an interview with Dan Clowes recently where he said that Ditko’s “lonely outsiders silently raging against an uncaring world” was a huge influence on his work. The fact that Ditko’s work was able to have such a profound effect on idiosyncratic and iconoclastic artists such as Clowes speaks volumes about the strength and power of his imagery and ideas.

Mr. H: He gave us the groundwork. He is undoubtedly the father of Spidey but others have mastered it. Imo.

I am really digging Slott’s take on Spidey too. Was huge fan of superior Spider-Man

Ryan: I certainly thought “Superior” was the closest thing to an interesting and unique take on the character since Ditko left the character.

Elana: Ryan please write this essay Ryan!

Javier: Spidey is an iconic character, and it’s no surprise Marvel and Disney want to bring him into the MCU. He’s a money maker, and with the whole Spider Verse thing with Spider Woman, Mile Morales, Spider Gwen, Silk, etc … (not to mention the villains), there are lot of opportunities for them to make money off their stable of spider characters. I’ve given up on the whole continuity thing a long time ago, and it’s only a matter of time before they start rebooting the MCU, like they do in the print world. So long as they continue with the snappy dialogue and special effects, I probably won’t tire of it; and neither will the rest of the world. Could they fuck it up? Sure, some bad writing and bad directing; It’s happened before. But Disney has a long history in the entertainment business, and have proven to be resilient. The bottom line is I’m going to pay the money to see it at the movies, enjoy it, eat some popcorn, have a coke, and shut the fuck up about it.

Sean: Pro all the way, I just wish they got the rest of their properties from FOX, so we can also get a proper FF4 & Punisher movies

Spider-Man_1_CoverKatherine: Okay. Here’s my thoughts.
PRO: I’m a sucker for Spider-Man, and I think it’s good that we’re getting him as Spider Man and not Peter Parker. If this works out well for Sony and Marvel, this could open the door for other studios to work with Marvel with their IPs. (I’m lookin’ at YOU Fox.)

MEH: His CGI and suit. I mean, on my work monitor it really looked crappy, but then I saw a hi-rez picture of it, which made it look better. I’m just hoping that the finished product looks less cartoony on the screen and integrates better with the rest of the team. A plus is that it’s actually nice to see bright vibrant colors in the MCU.

CON: Yeah. At this point I think there’s too many cooks in the kitchen with this movie. The roster is HUGE, so focus is going to be a huge issue.

DOUBLE-CON: He’s not Miles Morales.

Brett: Amen on Miles Morales! And with that I think we’ll call it a debate. How about you readers? Where do you stand on the issue? Sound off in the comments below!

Choose Your Side. Which side will Ms. Marvel choose?

The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

Protect the future. Change the future. Which side will Ms. Marvel choose?

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Our First Look at Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War

The new trailer for Captain America: Civil War just dropped and it had a wallcrawling surprise, our first look at Spider-Man properly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In February 2015 Sony and Marvel announced they’d be working together for the next round of Spider-Man films and that the character would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper instead of being in his own world.

In June 2015 Sony and Marvel announced that Tom Holland was cast in the role, but his involvement in the upcoming film was unknown other than he was involved.

Looks like Team Iron Man just got one more member.

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Toy Fair 2016: TMNT, Civil War, World’s Finest Spotted

Toy Fair 2016 is going on this weekend and Wizkids is showing off some of the upcoming Dice Masters sets.

The next three sets should be (unless there’s some weird delays) are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Civil War, and World’s Finest, all shown off at Toy Fair. Following World’s Finest the next DC set will be Green Arrow and The Flash, scheduled to release in August.

Civil War will be out in May 2016, World’s Finest is March 2016, and TMNT should be out any time now since it was already supposed to be out.

Checking the cards from World’s Finest, two look to get more dice on the table and also modifying characters or purchasing. Both “Vengeance” and “Iron Will” sound interesting. Just those six cards make it seem like an interesting set.

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Diamond Select New York Toy Fair 2016 Sneak Peek!

Check out some of the new items that will be on display at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#4907) at New York Toy Fair! Pre-orders will open later this month, so check with your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!

Aliens Vinimates Vinyl Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Vinimates figure line is expanding… into the furthest reaches of space! Based on the 1986 sci-fi/action classic Aliens, the next two iconic characters to be Vinimate-ized are Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley and a ferocious Warrior Alien! Sculpted in the style of DST’s Minimates mini-figures, each 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure has an articulated neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!

Ripley Vinyl Figure        SRP: $9.99

Alien Vinyl Figure          SRP: $9.99

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Batman The Animated Series Gallery Joker 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is no joke – the Joker is the second figure in the Batman: The Animated Series Gallery line! Joining the previously offered Batman, as well as the classic cartoon’s numerous Femme Fatales, this 9-inch scale PVC figure of The Joker depicts him wearing his famous wide-brimmed hat, with one foot on a ringmaster’s pedestal, and is sculpted with a high level of detail with exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, he is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell!

PVC Figure       SRP: $45.00

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Batman The Animated Series Movie Phantasm 6” Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Phantasm strikes! From the first-ever feature-length film based on Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, it’s the first-ever resin bust of the Phantasm! First seen in 1993, the mysterious assassin known as The Phantasm stalked Gotham’s crime bosses until Batman interfered, and now this 6-inch bust can sit on your shelf, atop an art-deco pedestal. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

Bust     SRP: $59.99

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Gotham Minimates Series 3 Rise of the Villains Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time for some bad guys, as this all-new Minimates box set brings you three villains (and one hero) from the latest season of the hit Fox TV show, Gotham! Former mayor and cultist Theo Galavan, his assassin sister Tabitha (a.k.a. The Tigress), and Tabitha’s partner-in-crime Barbara Kean face off with new Gotham City police chief Nathaniel Barnes! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum!

Box set             SRP: $24.99

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Marvel Gallery Spider-Gwen 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now part of one of its most exciting new collectible lines! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets the Gallery treatment with this 9-inch scale static PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

PVC Figure       SRP: $45.00

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Marvel Minimates Series 67 Civil War 2-Packs Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for Round 2! The action of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War continues with a second assortment of Minimates mini-figures based on the film! In this next batch of two-packs, Battle-Damaged Captain America takes on Battle-Damaged Iron Man, Black Widow meets Crossbones, Agent 13 faces an evil Thug and a rare, one-per-case variant set pairs Secretary Ross with another Thug! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum!

2-Pack  SRP: $9.99/ea.

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Marvel Premier Collection Rogue 12” Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is the statue you’ve been waitin’ for, shugah! The Marvel Premier Collection continues its tour of the icons of the Marvel Universe with this statue of the X-Men’s Southern belle, Rogue! Depicted in mid-flight, the power-stealing sweetheart is wearing her fan-favorite 1990s yellow-and-green costume, with leather jacket, and measures approximately 12” tall. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this numbered resin statue is packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

Statue   SRP: $150.00

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Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Because you demanded, it – more Carnage! DST’s Carnage action figure was a smash hit with collectors, and now he’s returning for a second strike! Measuring approximately 8” tall, the Carnage action figure has detailed sculpt and paint details, and features 16 points of articulation as well as a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Three interchangeable heads, regular hands, weapon hands and removable tendrils allow you to customize your figure’s appearance however you wish! Comes packaged on a display-ready Select blister card with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

Figure  SRP: $24.99

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Muppets Select Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to take another bow! The second series of Muppets action figures is even more exciting than the first, with new characters, new accessories and drums, drums drums! Electric Mayhem drummer Animal comes with his drum kit, scientist Bunsen Honeydew comes with his assistant Beaker, and hecklers Statler and Waldorf come with chairs and a balcony! Muppets are in scale to other Select action figures, and range from 3-5 inches tall. Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Figures             SRP: $24.99

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Nightmare Before Christmas Unlimited Jack Skellington Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jack is back! The original, limited-edition Jack Skellington Coffin Doll is sold out, but this new version of the Nightmare Before Christmas star brings him back to the stores with a new facial expression, a new coffin, and the same real clothes and poseable skeleton body! Measuring approximately 16 inches tall, this doll looks like it just stepped off the big screen – and into a coffin! Packaged in a quality cardstock coffin, this doll includes a display stand.

Doll      SRP: $49.99

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Star Trek TOS Romulan Bird of Prey Electronic Starship

A Diamond Select Toys release! For the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, DST is going back where it all began, to the original Star Trek television series, to make a brand-new ship in the Starship Legends line! With its low profile and its distinctive underbelly markings, the Romulan Bird of Prey is as menacing and mysterious as the Romulan Empire it served. Measuring 9 inches long with a wingspan of 12 inches, the Bird of Prey features dialogue and sound effects taken straight from the original television series, as well as lights that are activated with the sounds, and can also be turned on permanently. The ship is packaged in a 50th anniversary-branded, full-color window box, with a Try-Me feature that allows buyers to try out the lights and sounds. Designed by Art Asylum!

Electronic ship  SRP: $60.00

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Superman The Animated Series Figural Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to remove a bottlecap in a single bound! Draw on the strength of the Man of Steel with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the Superman himself, as he appeared in Superman: The Animated Series! Like Superman himself, this 4″ opener can bend metal and remove bottlecaps with ease, and two magnets on the back allow it to float on your refrigerator until it’s time to swoop in and save the day! Packaged in a full-color slipcase.

Opener            SRP: $18.00

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 5 Foil Bag Counter Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ninja Turtles are trapped in space, and the toys are out of this world! Blast off with a new assortment of Minimates mini-figures based on the latest season of Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Eighteen foil bags each contain one of nine different Minimates: Space Raphael, Space Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, Space Casey Jones, a Kraang, a Salamandrian and rare, one-per-case figures of Hamoto Yoshi and Space April O’Neil! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as character-appropriate accessories. Designed by Art Asylum!

Mini-figure         SRP: $5.99/ea.

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Bernie Sanders is Team Cap

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While politics may be serious (or not serious enough depending on who you ask), there’s a bit of silliness that creeps in, especially when it comes to campaign season. Theatrics play a large role, and questions posed to candidates range from substantive policy to boxers or briefs?

The Daily Dot took it upon themselves to ask the biggest question out there:

Where do the candidates stand on the Superhero Registration Act?

For those that might not know, this summer’s upcoming film Captain America: Civil War, based off of the Marvel comic series Civil War, pits Captain America against Iron Man as the two have a fall out concerning legislation that would force superheroes to register with the government. In the comics Captain America stood against the legislation while Iron Man was pro-registration.

We can speculate as to where the candidates stand on this pressing issue, and if they’re #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, but one candidate actually responded, Bernie Sanders.

Yes, we can now reveal that the Bernie Sanders campaign is #TeamCap, endorsing Captain America in this year’s fictional Marvel showdown.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Sanders campaign responded. Campaign manager Jeff Weaver is not just a friend and adviser to Sanders, as well as running the Presidential campaign, Weaver also has a long history with comic books. After years of collecting and needing a break from politics, in 2009 Weaver opened the shop Victory Comics just outside of Washington, DC in Falls Church (a store I frequent). Weaver is also the “co-discoverer of the Lost Valley Pedigree Collection—an original Golden Age pedigree collection that consisted of many of the most significant and well preserved examples of comics from the dawn of the hobby to the 1950s.” In May Weaver took a break from Victory to return to the campaign trail, he managed Sanders’ first Senate campaign in 2006, and worked on his earlier campaigns.

We know which side Sanders stands with, sound off in the comments as to where you think the rest would be.

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