Nerd Block Introduces Doctor Who Mystery Box

Doctor Who logoNerd Block today announced the launch of their new Doctor Who Official Block. The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,  will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters. Subscribers of the Doctor Who Official Block will receive a range of unique items that will fuel their love of the iconic series, and add to their anticipation of upcoming episodes. To purchase the Doctor Who Official Block, visit www.nerdblock.com/doctor-who. Doctor Who is under license from BBC Worldwide.

Every other month, subscribers will receive a curated box including exclusive and/or limited edition collectibles, wearables, utility items, and a custom pop culture T-shirt.

Doctor Who is one of the BBC’s most successful brands, with a huge global fan base that continues to grow every year,” says Russ Montague, CEO, Nerd Block. “For over 50 years, sci-fi lovers have remained enthralled and excited by the adventures of the Doctor, and Nerd Block is honored to partner with BBC Worldwide to offer unique and exclusive items to fans of the series.”

Coming to BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and Space in Canada on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c, season 10 of Doctor Whowill see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest installment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger and exhilarating escapades in this final season under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Super Impulse Reintroduces the Wiz-z-zer!

Originally introduced in 1970, Wiz-z-zer is the bestselling spinning top of all time – I know I had a
Wiz-z-zer when I was a kid. As shown (and played with) at Toy Fair, Super Impulse has brought this classic back and has reintroduced the Original Wiz-z-zer with a whole new look that is both retro and contemporary, and includes exciting line extensions of Wiz-z-zing products that are sure to become classics. There are no batteries, string, ripcord or launchers needed. The Wiz-z-zer product line is below and you can find them in stores everywhere.

Original Wiz-z-zer

Wiz your way through tricks and battles with the Original Wiz-z-zer! Spinning at 10,000 RPMs with incredible balance and stability, Wiz-z-zer can spin on the tip of your pencil, across pieces of string or even on top of each other! The Original Wiz-z-zer is back and available in two styles, Rounder and Wedge, with eight new graphics.

Which skills will you master and what battles will you win with the Original Wiz-z-zer?

MSRP: $6.99
Ages: 5+

Wiz-z-zer Wheelz-z-z

New to the Wiz-z-zer family, Wiz-z-zer Wheelz-z-z are jacked up cars that go into wild spins when they make contact. Race them, battle them, stack them and crash them! Sold in a single pack, two pack and Battle Arena set.

MSRP: $9.99
Age: 5+

Wiz-z-zer Wheelz-z-z Spin & Battle Arena

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, enter into the Whiz-z-zer Wheelz-z-z Spin & Battle Arena. We will feature a double ramp arena where the Wiz-z-z-er Wheelz-z-z can fly down the ramps, collide and spin out! The spotlight is on. Who will win the battle?

MSRP: $19.99
Age: 5+

Coming Soon From Funko – Teen Wolf Pop!s, Seated Sally Pocket Pop!

Funko has shared details of some new and upcoming releases. Available now is the latest Pocket Pop! Keychain – Seated Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Coming this May are Pop! vinyls from MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf. Characters included in this series are Scott McCall in both his human and werewolf forms and Scott’s best friend Stiles Stilinski. 

Cosplay Talent Agency – KOSPRE – Launches In Los Angeles

KOSPRE, a new cosplay talent agency, has announced its launch and has retained an exciting array of talented and creative cosplay artists that are available to support a wide range of exhibitors at film premieres, conventions, trade shows, corporate and cultural events, concerts and pop culture gatherings worldwide.

Cosplay (or “costume play”) is a global phenomenon that inspires legions of avid fans all ages to create and dress in costumes modelled after characters from favorite comic book, film and TV, anime, and sci-fi properties. A colorful blend of fashion and pop culture-inspired couture, costumes are often elaborate and ingeniously crafted from all manner of materials. Beginning in the 80s, cosplay also captivated a passionate following in Japan as fans of anime and manga would create their own costumes to show their love of a particular series or character. In recent years, cosplay has become one of the most vibrant and visible forms of pop culture and its popularity has spread worldwide to fans and practitioners of all ages.

KOSPRE’s unique services provide attractive, efficient and effective promotional cosplay artists for events both in the U.S. and internationally. Based in Los Angeles, CA KOSPRE has a far-reaching network of artists worldwide, including in Asia, and is especially well-suited to service the film, TV, music, comics, anime/manga, and gaming industries.

“Cosplay offers a vital means to bring a brand to life and its application reinforces enthusiasm and passion for a particular property and also offers a fun way for fans and visitors to ‘interact’ with a live character,” says KOSPRE founder and CEO, Reiko Kondo. “Creativity is at the core of cosplay and KOSPRE was founded as a means to bring talented artists together and offer a means for them to pursue their passion professionally and for many different types of clients to explore how a custom-tailored cosplay presentation can add a unique aspect to support their brand or project.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.kospre.us

RiffTrax Tackles Classic Doctor Who Adventure “The Five Doctors”

This August, the guys of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame)are set to take the TARDIS back to 1983 to give the full RiffTrax treatment to this well-loved feature-length episode with “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” in cinemas nationwide. 

In this classic episode the Doctors face many of their most notorious foes as they unlock the secrets of Rassilon – the first ruler of the Time Lords.

This RiffTrax event will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT and Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

You can see the complete list of theaters hosting this event here and grab your tickets starting April 14th here.

 

eFX Announces Star Wars Celebration Exclusive, Pre-Orders for Star-Lord Helmet, Cap’s Stealth Shield

eFX has announced their exclusive for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration, a chrome plated Stormtrooper helmet celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope.

COMMEMORATIVE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION STORMTROOPER HELMET
$479
Limited Edition: 500 Pieces Worldwide
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977,we are pleased to announce a very special commemorative edition of one of the most iconic helmets in the Star Wars universe!

This unique, chrome plated helmet is a limited edition of only 500 pieces.  Each one comes with a numbered plaque and our unique new display stand.

A very limited number of helmets will be available for pre-order to be shipped AFTER Star Wars Celebration. Pre-order starts Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 9AM.

They also announce they will offer a second 40th Anniversary commemorative exclusive for SDCC with more details to come.

Other items now available for pre-order are the Star-Lord Helmet and Captain America’s Stealth Shield. See all these collectibles below.

Lootcrate Introduces MLB Themed Sports Crate – Choose from 10 MLB Teams

Lootcrate has introduced their newest Crate – Sports Crate! Sports Crate is an officially licensed team-focused subscription product that delivers 5 times (May-Sept) during the season to help you stay connected with your favorite team and get ready for the game.

Featuring officially licensed, designed and manufactured sports collectibles and limited edition action figures, Sports Crate is the exclusive subscription partner of MLB. For the first boxes shipping in May, 10 MLB teams are available: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers. 

Collectors will love each crate for its limited edition action figures like the Noah Syndergaard figure available in the first Mets crate coming this May. Each crate will feature an action figure of a player from the team with:

  • 21 points of articulation for realistic posing

  • Game face designs with in-game attitude

  • Pitcher’s Mound display base included

  • Limited production runs for maximum collectability

  • High detailed/High deco count

  • Player approved designs

You can sign up for these first Sports Crates here

Cryptozoic Will Offer Collectibles and Games at WonderCon 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will sell collectibles and selected games at this year’s WonderCon, which will be held March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. The annual convention features exhibitors and retailers from the comic book, film, and TV industries, attracting thousands of fans each year. Cryptozoic will be at Booth #1461 of the Anaheim Convention Center offering several products for purchase, including:

  • DC Bombshells Vinyl Figures — Based on the highly popular DC Bombshells line of comics and collectibles that place female superheroes at the center of World War II, these 7-inch vinyl figures of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman each come packaged in display-worthy window boxes that show off the impressive level of detail and eye-catching attitude. Inspired by pin-ups from the 1940s, the figures were designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg. DC Bombshells Pennants and DC Bombshells Bottle Opener Keychains will also be available.
  • Mighty Meeples — First appearing over 15 years ago, the “meeple”—short for “my people”—possesses a distinctive shape that has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of tabletop games. Cryptozoic’s first Mighty Meeples releases showcase fan-favorite DC Comics characters. Mighty Meeples: DC Series 1 features thirty distinctive figures for heroes like Batman and Superman and villains such as Harley Quinn. The Mighty Meeples: DC Hall of Justice Collection resembles the Hall of Justice and holds the seven included figures. In addition, the Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection comes with Ghostbusters figures and a tin resembling their iconic vehicle, the Ecto-1.
  • Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game — In this 5-8 player social deduction game based on the classic “Almost Got ’Im” episode of Batman: The Animated Series, players become various Villains of the Caped Crusader, one of whom is secretly Batman in disguise. Participants gather cards to form poker hands that activate special abilities, as the Villain players try to find out which one of them is Batman and the Batman player tries to Subdue the Villains before they discover his or her true identity.

In addition, Cryptozoic will be giving away three different Promo Cards at its booth: DC Bombshells Trading Cards Promo Card P1 (depicting a retro-style Supergirl), The Flash Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P2 (showing the villainous King Shark) and Outlander Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P3 (showing the heroic Jamie Fraser).

Funko Releasing Harry Potter Rock Candy Vinyl in May

Funko today shared details on their upcoming Rock Candy releases from the hugely popular Harry Potter franchise. These 5″ vinyl figures will be available in stores in May. Characters included in the assortment are Harry Potter with Hedwig, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix Lestrange.

See them all in the gallery below.

Second Wave of Star Wars Celebration Exclusives Revealed

Star Wars Celebration is quickly creeping up and Funko has announced the remainingexclusives for the show. If you are attending and want to grab any of this loot, be sure to enter the lottery to win a ticket for the line.

The newly revealed exclusives are:

  • Pop!: Hoth Princess Leia
  • Pop!: Hooded Jedi Luke
  • Pop!: Rebels – Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Pop!: 442nd Clone Trooper
  • Mini Hikari: Green & Gold Greedo 2-pack
  • Mini Hikari: Blue & Clear (Green Glitter) Greedo 2-pack
  • Galactic Plushies: Jabba the Hutt & Salacious B. Crumb 2-pack

The shared exclusives will be announced April 12th.  See all these new exclusives below.

Funko Announces First Wave of Star Wars Celebration Exclusives

Star Wars Celebration is quickly creeping up and Funko has announced the first round of exclusives for the show. If you are attending and want to grab any of this loot, be sure to enter the lottery to win a ticket for the line.

The first exclusives shared are:

  • Pop! Deluxe: Rey with Speeder
  • Pop!: Garindan (Empire Spy)
  • Pop!: Han Solo (Action Pose)
  • Pop!: Qui Gon Jinn (Holographic)
  • Pop!: Rebels – Chopper (Imperial Disguise)
  • Wobblers: Boba Fett (Proto Suit)

The next round of exlcuisves will be shared Thursday and the shared exclusives will be announced April 12th.  See all these new exclusives below.

DARK DAYS Ahead for DC Universe

Kicking off a massive event this summer, The New York Times best-selling writers Scott Snyder (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD) and John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) for DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1. 

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder. “DARK DAYS posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on BATMAN. I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for DARK DAYS. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”

“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” adds Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with DARK DAYS could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with DARK DAYS, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, further enriching the DC Universe.

“Working with Scott and James on DARK DAYS is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit,” explains Lee. “It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share DARK DAYS with the DC faithful…they’re in for a thrill ride!” 

Funko Releasing Classic Spider-Man Mystery Minis and Star Wars MyMoji

Funko shared the details of a new series of classic Spider-Man Mystery Minis and Star Wars MyMoji, both set for release this May.

The Spider-Man Mystery Minis include some of your favorite charagers from the Spider-verse – Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Spider, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Rhino and more are all included in this blind boxed series. 

The Star Wars MyMoji series features the Wampa, X-Wing Luke, Chewbacca, Yoda, Princess Leia, Wicket, Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader – each with a range of emotions (you know, like an emoji). In each blind bag you’ll find the perfect Star Wars figure for your feelings.

See these items below.

Bluefin Releasing New S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin figures are available now at Toys R Us stores and hobby and specialty shops nationwide, including RingsideCollectibles.com. Triple H debuts this week, first at RingsideCollectibles.com, followed by retail and specialty shops. Then in July “The Brothers of Destruction” Undertaker and Kane—available for pre-order now—join the line.

S.H. Figuarts WWE The Rock
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure for America’s top WWE wrestler: The Rock. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. The Rock includes three heads with different expressions, one pair of posable hands, three pairs of fixed-pose hands, and a microphone.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Here’s the bottom line, ’cause Stone Cold says so! S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure of one of America’s top WWE wrestlers: Stone Cold Steve Austin. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. Stone Cold’s figure includes three heads with different expressions, two pairs of posable hands, a vest, two cans, and two “splash effect” parts.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Triple H
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $51.99 · Available Now!
The king of kings, Triple H, joins the S.H.Figurarts series as he appeared in the late 1990s. Full action gimmicks and posing let you replicate all his trademark moves! The 160mm figure includes two optional expression parts, optional left and right hands, left and right hands with posable fingers, sledgehammer, and water bottle.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Undertaker
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
From out of the shadows comes the latest addition to the S.H.Figuarts WWE line, the ominous Undertaker! Undertaker is meticulously realized in 6-inch scale with strategically placed joints for ultimate articulation. Set includes his iconic hat, interchangeable right hand, jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), and interchangeable heads (x3).

S.H. Figuarts WWE Kane
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
The incredibly articulated and realistic S.H. Figuarts WWE line continues with “The Big Red Machine,” Kane! This spectacular 6-inch rendition of Kane comes with a variety of accessories including and interchangeable head piece designed with his iconic mask. Set includes interchangeable hands (left and right), jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), towel, and 2 interchangeable heads.

Bluefin is the exclusive North American master distributor for a comprehensive array of Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts products for numerous hit pop culture properties including Dragon Ball, Kamen Rider, Naruto, Power Rangers, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bruce Lee, Freddie Mercury and more. Additional product information is available at: http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/s-h-figuarts.html.

Fandango Introduces Fandango Fan Shop Movie Merchandise Market

Fandango, the leading digital network dedicated to serving consumers with all of their movie needs, announced today the debut of Fandango FanShop (FandangoFanShop.com), its first-ever online merchandise store, offering a curated collection of unique and exclusive wearables, collectibles, experiences and events tied to theatrical releases and beloved movie franchises.  Launching in April, FanShop’s initial offerings will feature gear from the highly anticipated movies “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman,”  “Despicable Me 3,” and many others.

“At Fandango, we are building a digital ecosystem dedicated to super-serving movie fans with all of their needs throughout a film’s life cycle,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “With Fandango FanShop, we will immerse and activate fans at home and on mobile devices with new merchandise, experiences and related content they’ll want to share, beginning at the first trailer drop, building excitement for theatrical, and then extending through the home entertainment release.”

You can find the Fandango FanShop here.

 

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