Black Panther Pop! Vinyl Figure

Good Lord…At long last! I’ve been chompin’ at the bit waiting for Black Panther toys and collectibles to start hitting the shelves and FINALLY my rants have been answered! The Captain America: Civil War Black Panther Pop! Vinyl Figure is finally on sale!

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From the Captain America: Civil War film comes Black Panther as a Pop! Vinyl Figure. Standing at 3 3/4-inches tall, Black Panther is displayed in his movie-accurate suit and is also a bobble head to boot! Black Panther stands in a window display box.

Apparently there will be both a ‘masked’ and ‘unmasked’ version released as we draw closer to Captain America Civil War so stay vigilant!

In stock on April 29, 2016. Order it now.
Estimated Delivery Date: May 2 – 4 when you choose Expedited Shipping

Sixth Scale First Order Stormtrooper

There were sooooo many awesome takeaways from Star Wars The Force Awakens but none have been able to stand their ground against the First Order Stormtrooper and Finn square off outside Maz Kanata’s establishment.

[Possible Spoilers]

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If you remember, while meeting with Maz Kanata, our hapless heroes, Han Solo, Chewie, Rey and Finn are caught in the middle of a First Order attack. In the chaos, Finn confronts a First Order Stormtrooper, who, upon shouting ‘TRAITOR’ to Finn, swings into a action some sort of electrified staff, which he used to immediately pummel Finn into near unconsciousness. It was a scene that immediately captured the adoration of Star Wars fans all over.

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In response to excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this one-of-a-kind fight scene, Hot Toys has just recently announced their exclusive First Order Stormtrooper and Finn Sixth Scale Figure set.

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Never before has so much attention and respect been given to a ‘lowly’ Stormtrooper until now and for good reason. This First Order Stormtrooper displayed more ‘badassery’ than we have ever seen in the Star Wars franchise.

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The highly-accurate Finn sixth scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored outfit, LED light-up lightsaber, detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.

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The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper is equipped with sleekly designed Stormtrooper armor and helmet, the iconic baton, a riot shield, blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.

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The First Order Stormtrooper/Finn set will run you $359.99 but that’s par for the course for quality figures like these, plus the fact that Star Wars The Force Awakens is THE show on every minds. Rest assured, payment plans are available!

Read more information on ways to own this pair here at SideShowToys

 

Additional Product Details

Expected to Ship: Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
Scale: Sixth Scale Figure Set
Product Size: 11.81″ H (299.97mm)

Artists:

The Finn Sixth Scale Figure:
Seung-min, Kang (Head Sculpt)
JC. Hong (Head Paint)
Kojun (Head Art Direction)

The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Sixth Scale Figure Set:
Lok Ho (Figure Paint)
JC. Hong (Figure Art Direction)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Finn Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Newly developed head sculpt with highly-accurate facial expression and hair sculpture
    Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding lightsaber
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding blaster
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) dark gray colored tee
  • One (1) beige and red colored leather-like jacket
  • One (1) pair of black colored pants
  • One (1) pair of dark colored boots

Weapons:

  • One (1) LED-lighted blue lightsaber (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) lightsaber hilt
  • One (1) blaster with strap
  • Eight (8) bombs (one bomb is in its activated mode)

Accessories:

  • One (1) gray colored bomb bag
  • Resistance emblem hexagonal figure stand with Finn nameplate and Star Wars logo

The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding blaster
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding baton
    – One (1) gesturing left palm

Costume:

  • One (1) streamlined designed First Order Stormtrooper armor
  • One (1) black under-suit
  • One (1) belt with pouches
  • One (1) pair of white boots

Weapons:

  • One (1) blaster rifle
  • One (1) baton

Accessories:

  • One (1) riot shield
  • First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with First Order Stormtrooper nameplate and Star Wars logo

A Most Formidable MUST-SEE Collection of Geek Stuff

Sideshow recently profiled collector Abril Reyes, who detailed (IMAGES) his amazing collection of geek stuff, ranging from statues and figures of popular characters from comic books, film and television to posters, books and other great items, collected from all over.

Although highly interested in collecting from an early age, Abril Reyes only recently started collecting statues and figurines in 2012. An avid Star Wars fan (aren’t we all in some respect…), Abril begin his journey obtaining geek stuff from a ‘galaxy far, far away’ initially but then very soon branched off, collecting figures from popular films from the 80’s (Terminator, Predator, Back to the Future, Robocop), cartoons (Transformers, Voltron, Voltes V) and only just recently modern day films like the Dark Knight and Iron Man.

Geek Stuff

If you couldn’t guess, some of his favorite items in his collection are from the Star Wars Mythos from Sideshow Toys and more specifically, the first Luke Skywalker DX figure by Hot Toys, signed by Mark Hamill at a recent Star Wars convention.

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dc comics collectibles
 
 
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You can see more images of Abril’s collection on Sideshow Toys and browse through their extensive gallery of popular figures and statues from all your popular shows and programs.

Top 10 Most Popular Lego Star Wars Toys

Christmas is around the corner, which is crazy, but it also means we need buckle down on last minute gift decisions, get ’em delivered, wrapped and under the tree. The nice thing is, there IS STILL PLENTY OF TIME! If you act now. And lucky for you, we have gathered together for you, the Top 10 Most Popular Lego Star Wars Toys, for that Lego/Star Wars lover in the fam!

Top 10 Most Popular Lego Star Wars Toys

LEGO Star Wars Death Star

Lego Star Wars Toys
[LEGO Star Wars Death Star – $399.95 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Trooper Battle Pack

Lego Star Wars Toys
[LEGO Star Wars Rebel Trooper Battle Pack – $29.98 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Trifighter Droid

Star Wars Droid Toy
[LEGO Star Wars Trifighter Droid – $53.98 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

Lego Star Wars Toys
[LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter – $175.99 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper

Lego Star Wars Endor Toy
[LEGO Star Wars Endor Rebel Trooper and Imperial Trooper – $31.42 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper Battle Pack

Lego Star Wars Clones
[LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper Battle Pack – $59.94 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Freeco Speeder

Lego Star Wars Speeder
[LEGO Star Wars Freeco Speeder – $47.87 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Lego Star Wars Falcon
[LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon – $247.45 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid B

Lego Star Wars Toys
[LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid B – $43.99 via Amazon.com]  
 

LEGO Star Wars Ewok Attack

Lego Star Wars Ewoks
[LEGO Star Wars Ewok Attack – $70.99 via Amazon.com]

Don’t procrastinate any longer than you already have. Before you make a purchase be sure to check Amazon’s note on what is and what isn’t in stock to help you determine if that special Lego Star Wars Toy will arive on time or not. Happy Hunting and May the Force be with You!

Straight Outta Carbonite

Han Solo was famous WELL before his run-in with the notorious Boba Fett and his ultimate entrapment in carbonite, but you have to admit, that scene in Empire Strikes Back was tough to stomach. I mean, we’re talking HAN SOLO?! C’mon now?! Nevertheless, being encased in carbonite has become just as popular a term as ‘HAN SHOT FIRST’, so why not wear it right? New Star Wars Tee Shirt just recently released…

Star Wars Tee Shirt – Straight Outta Carbonite $14.99

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[Order Via – TShirtBordello.com]

Toys, Action Figures And The Silly Things Adults Do

Adults really do take toys and action figures to an entirely new level never realized by toy manufactures….don’t they? See for your self.

Last night, the genius that is Saturday Night Live released a Star Wars skit on kids, adults and Star Wars toys that was as funny as it was true to a ‘T’. How many of you, after watching this short and hilarious video can relate?

I know, RIGHT?! I don’t know how many times I’ve done some of the things these nuts depict in this skit. It’s almost a bit scary to watch and then come to the realization that, damn! I’ve done some of this shit too!!

Toy manufacturers have got to be scratching their heads with some of the craziness they see their toys doing in this era of social media, video and a steady growth of technological sophistication among the masses. Case in point, these most awesome of staged, action figure sets:

Action Figures Taken To New Heights!

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Power Ranger Action Figures
rangers
 
 
Star Wars The Force Awakens 12-inch First Order Stormtroopers
superhero action figures
 
 
Avengers Series Marvel Iron Man 12″ Action Figure
ultron
 
 
Interested in showing your own creativity with a few notable action figure toys and collectibles? I’d make your first stop here on Entertainment Earth, with their HUGE inventory of every Action Figures under the sun. Start there and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

A Worthy Star Wars Collection

Already have a Star Wars collection? Not that the wife or significant other would agree to this (although he or she might, right?), but be truthful, would this Star Wars display look great in the Living Room? Or maybe the entry way? No? How about the Family room? Man Cave?

A Most Awesome Star Wars Collection

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Ready to beef up that Collection? Or maybe you’re just now ready to START it? If so, Jedi Robe America is a great place to start. Head on over and check out what they have, we think you’ll be mildly surprised!

Joe Madureira (Joe Mad): Comic Book & Game Artist

If there’s one consistent thing about art, its that its highly subjective. not everyone will like the same thing. What one person may like another will not, but the wonderful thing about art is that there really is something out there for everyone, and for me, the art of Joe Madureira ranks right up there with some of the best I have the pleasure of seeing in some of my favorite comic book stories.

Avengers by Joe Madureira

Joe Mad is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers.

Madureira’s style combines Western comic book influences with aspects of Japanese manga, and has been credited for helping the latter influence the American comic book industry. [Wiki]

What has garnered my ‘personal’ attention and liking of Madureira’s work however has always been the fine and intricate ‘detail’ his work has displayed. Though some may prefer more abstract comic book art, the level of detail Madureira puts into his drawings is something that keeps me reading and re-reading comics over and over again – a sure sign that the art NEVER TIRES.

But enough talk, here is but a FRACTION of the work, that is Joe Mad…

Inhumans By Joe Madureira

Inhuman By Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

inhuman by Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Darksiders y Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira

Notable links for more on Joe Madureira:

TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS…FROM JOE MADUREIRA [DeviantArt] A great piece by Joe Mad on advice he gives on becoming a successful artist or becoming a working professional.

Joe Madureira on Inhuman #3 [YouTube] A YouTube video which shows Joe putting together the cover art of Inhuman #3. Remember I spoke of his amazing attention to detail? See it in action here.

Joe Mad on the Video Game Battle Chasers [Geek & Sundry] Joe talks with Geek & Sundry on the RPG video game Battle Chasers and his game development studio Airship Syndicate.

Best Anime Show On TV

EASILY the best Anime show currently airing, One Punch Man. Normally I’d rant and rave about the show, but I rather have you go out, find it online and WATCH. You really have to see this show for yourself. Fantastic animation, fluid and smooth, quirky but entertaining story line and action like no other.

Anyways, I lied, here is a reeeeaaally quick breakdown of ONE PUNCH MAN. Just promise as soon as you leave here you check out episode I at the minimum

ONE PUNCH MAN Wiki

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an incredibly powerful hero who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can fight him.

On his adventures, he meets new friends, enemies, and his own disciple, the cyborg Genos, and joins the Heroes Association in order to gain fame for all of his efforts to defeat evil. Despite defeating many strong monsters that even the Heroes Association’s top members are unable to defeat, Saitama struggles to gain respect. Most people look down on him due to his plain physical appearance, and some accuse him of being a counterfeit hero. Only a small number of individuals recognize his incredible talent and humility towards others.

You know how I like to roll! When I like a show, I have to scour both high and low for any and all interesting pieces of gear, apparel and collectibles specific to the show and ONE PUNCH MAN is no exception. Here are some of the many great graphic tees I came across.

Saitama Punch – One Punch Man

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[$25.22 via RedBubble]

One Punch Man – Saitama

One Punch Man
$22.40 via RedBubble

One Punch Man Grey

one-punch-grey
[$24.39 via RedBubble]

One Punch Man – OK

saitama-ok
[$24.80 via RedBubble]

One punch man logo

one-punch-man-logo
[$21.94 via RedBubble]

One Punch Man Face

one-punch-man-face
[$24.80 via RedBubble]

One Punch Man Hero

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[$22.40 via RedBubble]

One Punch Man Workout

one-punch-workout
[$21.47 via RedBubble]

Most Awesome of Batman Collections

Batman V. Superman Dawn of Justice may not be opening until next year, but sides are being chosen, battle lines are being drawn and loyal fans are flexing their collective muscle for their favorite DC COMICS hero. And what better way to show your enthusiasm than showing off your most prized collections! Batman fans, this one’s for you!

Batman Collection

Oh, and there’s more…

Batman collection

dark knight collection

dark knight

batman outfits

And if you’re STILL thirsty for more awe inspiring Batman collections check out Wade Shulz’s Pinterest board here.

T-Shirts: Heroes of Hells Kitchen

Last month we were introduced to yet another stellar, superhero Marvel/Netflix Original – Jessica Jones, and even though it was released relatively, ‘fresh’ on the heels of Marvel’s Daredevil, audiences couldn’t get enough, present company included! So to continue to re-live Daredevil and Jessica Jones again and again, and celebrate our heroes of Hells Kitchen, here are 10 creatively illustrated graphic tees for you to collect.

Daredevil

Hell Kitchen Daredevil
[$24.80 via RedBubble]

Jessica Jones

jessica jones tee
[$24.80 via RedBubble]  
 

Alias Investigations

Hells Kitchen Alias
[$24.80 via Redbubble]  
 

Kilgrave Made Me Do It

hells kitchen kilgrave
[$28.94 via RedBubble]  
 

Luke Cage

Luke Cage
[$18.00 via Amazon]  
 

Police Punisher

Punisher
[$24.80 via RedBubble]  
 

Punisher

Punisher
[$24.80 via RedBubble]  
 

Iron Fist

Iron Fist
[$24.80 via RedBubble]