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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day today! What’s everyone excited for? While you decide, here’s some comic news and reviews to keep you entertained.

Around the Tubes

CBR – The Mission: Captain America’s Redemption, Consumer Trepidation & the Battleground for Acceptance – As always, Joe Illidge puts together a great read.

Kotaku – Today, We Lost a Great Japanese Illustrator – Some truly amazing art. Our thoughts go out to Noriyoshi Ohrai’s friends and family.

Kotaku – That’s A Big LEGO Star Destroyer – Want!

Gizmodo – No, Maybe This is the Best Boba Fett Figure Ever Made – Also want!


Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – From Under Mountains #2

The Outhousers – Tokyo Ghost #2

CBR – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

LEGO Reveals the Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters

After some leaked photos got out, we now have a first official look at the new LEGO set 75827, LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters. The set consists of 4,634 pieces and a laboratory, living space, containment unit, and fire pole. All the things to recreate awesome scenes from Ghostbusters.

The set also comes with nine figures including Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost. It also features Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost!

The set will cost you $350, but it’s so worth it.

The Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters hits shelves January 2016.

The One:12 Collective – Mutant Leader from the Dark Knight

After leveling the gang called the Mutants from within the armored tank-like Batmobile, Batman is challenged to a one on one fight by the gang’s leader; it’s a fight the aged Batman is not sure he can win. The vicious battle takes place in the Gotham City Dump and leaves Batman defeated and broken in one of comicdoms most epic conflicts, and introduces a new villain to the Dark Knight’s Rogues Gallery. With an army of anarchistic punks at his command, overwhelming speed and strength the Mutant Leader is a whole new breed of criminal.

Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny comic likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a leather like outfit to create an amazingly accurate collectable.

The One:12 Collective Mutant Leader features:

  • Real leather-like pants
  • Incredible sculpted details capturing the brutal rage of the character
  • 80’s style sunglasses from the comic book
  • Studded punk rock belt
  • Sub-dermal body spikes

Included with this figure:

  • Alternate head with broken nose
  • Alternate head with gritted teeth and glasses
  • One set of fists
  • One holding hand
  • One posing hand
  • Torch
  • Crowbar
  • Display base and posing stand

Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box featuring character specific artwork and a translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.

The Mutant Leader is available for pre-order now for shipment is December-January.

Diamond Select Toys On Sale Today: Past, Present and Future Products from DST!

It’s Back to the Future Day at your local comic shop, and in addition to all of the great Diamond Select Toys products already on sale there — including BTTF electronic time machines, Marty hats and OUTATIME license plates – DST is sending over even more cool stuff, because it’s also New Toy Day! Today finds new arrivals racing in from the past (Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures), the present (Ant-Man Movie Minimates Box Set) and the future (Star Trek TNG Worf Bank). So read on for details, then get in your DeLorean and race over to your local comic shop!

Marvel Minimates Ant-Man Movie Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie of all time is almost here! This four-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s Ant-Man movie includes four different 2-inch mini-figures – Scott Lang as Ant-Man, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym and Yellowjacket! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152307, SRP: $19.99)


Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting the Select action figure treatment! The Select line is known for its detailed sculpts, larger scale and its diorama bases, and NBX promises to put all of those features to the test! Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie will make up the first series of figures, each sculpted to a 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Jack Skellington will come with a cemetery environment, Sally with a Halloweentown environment and alternate kneeling legs, and Oogie will come with a stone floor base and a removable face! Each figure will come packaged in the Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #APR152296, SRP: $149.94/case)

Jack Skellington Figure (Item #APR152293, SRP: $24.99)

Sally Figure (Item #APR152294, SRP: $24.99)

Oogie Boogie Figure (Item #APR152295, SRP: $24.99)

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Star Trek TNG Lt. Worf Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Where’s the safest place on the Enterprise? Right behind Worf! Make your money that safe by putting it inside this 7” vinyl bust bank depicting Star Trek’s most famous Klingon crew member, with his phaser at the ready. With detailed, bust-quality paint applications and a coin slot on his back, this functional collectible is torn between two cultures – does he belong to both, or neither? You decide! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Patrick Pigott! (Item #MAY152170, SRP: $22.99)


NYCC 2015: Dark Horse Announces New Game of Throne Figures

Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has revealed the latest figure in an ongoing series of characters from the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of ThronesVarys.

Varys will be the twenty-third figure in the series and is slated for in-store release in April of 2016, just in time for the launch of season 6 of Game of Thrones.

A member of the Small Council, Varys is known as the Master of Whisperers. He has an army of “Little Birds” that keep him well informed of all matters pertaining to the realm. Dark Horse captures the slyness of Varys in the detailed plastic prepainted figure, which measures 8.25 inches in height and comes in collector window box display packaging.

The Varys collectible will join four additional Game of Thrones figures in spring 2016: Ygritte, Margaery Tyrell, Oberyn Martell, and Grey Worm.

Ygritte, quick witted with a temper as fiery as her hair, is a skilled archer living in the frozen wilderness north of the Wall. She is the tempestuous lover of Jon Snow and also his foe in battle.

Raised an aristocrat, the beautiful and cunning Margaery Tyrell is the widow of Renly Baratheon and was betrothed to Joffrey until his death. Later wed to Tommen Baratheon, she is imprisoned by the Faith Militant, a victim of Cersei’s schemes. Her fate is still pending as season 6 approaches.

Prince Oberyn Martell, also known as the Red Viper of Dorne, is a noteworthy character. His battle with Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane is one of the more exciting moments in the series.

Grey Worm has emerged from slavery to fight for Daenerys as a free man. Skilled at both battle and subterfuge, he is a sly warrior.

All of these Game of Thrones figures will have a suggested retail price of $24.99 and are packaged in deluxe window box packaging.

Don’t Miss This Truly Outrageous Nerd Block!

This October, Nerd Block Classic is playing TRICK OR TREAT with a block that’s packed full of the most truly outrageous franchises around! But there’s only 5 days left to subscribe!

It’s showtime, Synergy! Everyone who subscribes to Nerd Block Classic this October will not only get an EXCLUSIVE variant cover of IDW’s Jem and Holograms Outrageous Annual, but also have a chance to get their very own personal outgoing voice message recorded by Samantha Newark, who provided the voice of Jem in the classic cartoon!

These ten lucky subscribers will further be the envy of their friends because they’ll also get an exclusive autographed print from Samantha as well!

It’s enough to make anyone scream with excitement, and those screams won’t stop there. Fans of Ellen Ripley from the Alien series will be treated to a Nerd Block exclusive. As if Ripley wasn’t bad-ass enough for you, they’re also equipping subscribers to be survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Oh, and did we mention they’re including two vinyl figures? We are pretty sure we’ve mentioned this before.

And remember, all Nerd Block Classic subscribers are automatically entered to win Monster Block, and here’s what’s up for grabs this month!

Jem Nerd Block

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NYCC 2015: Play with Power: IAmElemental

IAmElemental, the toy company that pioneered strong, healthy female action figures for girls (and boys!) is heading to New York Comic Con. You can find them at Booth #1760 to take a look at their seven Series 1/Courage figures, which were named by TIME Magazine as one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2014.”  Here’s what else they have in store for you this week:

  • GOLD HONESTY: Just for NYCC attendees, IAmElemental’s popular winged Honesty action figure from Series1/Courage is available in a metallic gold colorway for $12. Only 250 figures will be available each day.  Pre-order this exclusive limited edition Gold Honesty at IAmElemental.com for pick-up at Booth #1760
  • BRAVERY BY ANNIE WU: Another NYCC exclusive: a limited edition 16×20” poster, BRAVERY by Annie Wu, the artist behind Black Canary, Hawkeye, Batgirl Beyond, and Archie.  This is the first run, and only 250 were produced.  Available exclusively at Booth #1760 for $20.
  • PINK BRAVERY: Debuting at NYCC and for sale at Booth #1760 and in our online store, Bravery goes metallic pink to support breast cancer research.  This limited edition Pink Bravery from Series 1/Courage comes paired with a set of ten 5×7 greeting cards by female comic, graphic novel, and animation artists for $25.  All profits will go directly to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • COURAGE CORE POWER: Making her debut at NYCC, meet our 6.5” Courage figure, a fusion of all Elements in Series 1/Courage. She features more than 30 (yas, 30!) points of articulation and includes removable accessories including a helmet, armor, flaming Energy sword and Courage shield.  We’re taking pre-orders now at $24.99; she ships in early November.
  • UNWomen/HeForShe: IAmElemental is proud to partner with our friends at UNWomen/HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other, for the benefit of all.  Every visitor to our ComicCon booth who commits to the UNWomen/HeForShe initiative will be entered to win one of our many giveaways.  And don’t miss our panel discussion with HeForShe and special guests, “A (Wo)man’s World: Closing the Gender Gap in Pop Culture” in Room 1B03 on Sunday, October 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • WORKSHOP: BAM! POW! Create Your Own Superhero: The IAmElemental team will help kids of all ages create superhero characters and lay out a storyboard to start creating their very own comic at this family event. Bring the kids to Family HQ – 1C01 on Saturday, October 10, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

So, what’s your power… Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence or Fear?  Come by Booth #1760 and find out.


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