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You Should Be Reading “Exiles”!

A super team made up of heroes from alternative realities – what could go wrong? Nothing at all! That’s why today we are looking at one of the strangest groups ever from Marvel Comics, the 2018 version of “Exiles”!

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It’s just that easy to get the entire series in one shot!

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WWE Retro Daniel Bryan figure review

We got the WWE Retro Figure of Daniel Bryan – YES! YES! YES! Join the Yes movement with us, and see what we thought of this figure!

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“Fortnite” Action Figures Review – Jazwares

We review the four-inch Fortnite action figures from Jazwares, and they are just as epic as you would hope!

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You Should Be Reading “Spencer & Locke”!

What happens when you take Bill Watterson’s classic comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” and let them grow up in Frank Miller’s “Sin City”? You get “Spencer and Locke” from Action Lab, and here is why you should be reading it!

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Sony Updates Us On Their Next-Gen Console – PS5?

The man behind the PS4, Mark Cerny, spoke with Wired at the Sony HQ in California, where he and the company have been developing the next console to replace the PS4. According to Cerny, whatever the next console is will be more than just a mere upgrade.

The big news is the new CPU, which allows some very powerful graphics:

The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments. 

Ray tracing’s immediate benefits are largely visual. Because it mimics the way light bounces from object to object in a scene, reflective surfaces and refractions through glass or liquid can be rendered much more accurately, even in real-time, leading to heightened realism. 

The AMD chip also includes a custom unit for 3D audio for a more immersive experience. It will also be able to support 8K graphics.

The new system will also have a Solid State Drive (SSD), which has done some impressive things for the power of this console. Using Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, Cerny showed off the fast-traveling ability on a PS4 Pro to get to a location, which took 15 seconds for the game to load it. Using a next-gen PlayStation devkit, the same action took 0.8 seconds.

Backwards compatibility is so far accounted for, at least to a degree, as PS4 games and current PSVR headsets will be supported on the new system. It will also still allow for physical discs and not just downloadable content.

As of now, there is no name for the console, although many expect it to be the PS5. However, Cerny offered Wired an “enigmatic smile” when asked about it. Perhaps they will go the route of the XBOX One and name it something very different.

There was no discussion of games, as that still seems to be way off while they work on the architecture of the console.

The system will not be due out this year. In fact, we wont be hearing much about it at all this year, not even at E3 in June. For the first time, Sony won’t be holding a keynote at the annual games show, so take that however you will.

This is the most news we have heard about this system in ages, and it looks like there is still a lot of work to do. Whenever this console arrives, it sounds like it could be a game changer.

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WWE Retro Kurt Angle Figure Review

He’s your Olympic Hero and a wrestling machine – today we check out the WWE Retro Figure of Kurt Angle by Mattel. Complete with an Olympic Slam action feature, is he a gold medalist in action figure form? Watch the video to find out.

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“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer arrives

Fresh out of Star Wars Celebration 2019, here is the brand new teaser for Star Wars Episode IX, which now has a name – The Rise of Skywalker!

We still have a lot of questions, but it looks like there is a lot going on this final part of the modern trilogy, and final chapter in what is essentially the Skywalker series of Star Wars films.

Check out the teaser below, which includes appearances from all your returning favorites and even a fight between Rey and Kylo Ren in his TIE fighter:

And yes, that IS Emperor Palpatine cackling at the end! Things are about to go down in a galaxy far, far away.

If you want to get all the news that came out of the Star Wars Episode IX panel during Star Wars Celebration, check out our article here about everything that happened!

Star Wars Episode IX comes out December 20, 2019.

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Here Is Everything We Learned From The “Star Wars: Episode IX” Panel At Star Wars Celebration – LIVE UPDATES

Star Wars: Episode IX is months away, but we have some big news for you about the movie coming straight from Chicago during the “Star Wars Episode IX” Panel from “Star Wars Celebration 2019”. Here is everything we learned about the new movie during this exciting panel.

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Hosted by Stephen Colbert, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams were onstage for the proceedings when things kicked off.

Kathleen discussed “the responsibility” they have with the fans, and how they “immersed themselves in everything George [Lucas] created”, and told the fans in attendance they will be very happy to see everything they have to show today.

JJ thanked the live audience for coming, and added that “they’ve been so focused” on finishing the film and was very pleased to see how excited everyone there was about this new movie.

Abrams told Colbert they are doing the editing and VFX currently, and “things are going pretty well so far”. He added that even though this is a three-movie trilogy, it’s also part of a bigger series (the entire nine movie ennealogy), and “it’s been really incredible to look at this thing George created and bring it to a close”.

Kennedy said while creating this film they took everything that inspired George, and the inspiration that JJ brought to it gave it even more depth.

Colbert asked about how they “filled the void” left behind when Carrie Fisher passed away, and Abrams said they really couldn’t. ” We all just loved her… she was the greatest. It was impossible… You don’t recast that part and suddeny have her disappear.” He added that they never wanted to use a CG Fisher, and instead implemented scenes from “The Force Awakens” they shot that were unused. “Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that is kind of mind blowing to me.”

Where the movie takes place in the timeline – “The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film, some time has gone by… in this movie… this is an adventure that the group goes on together. It’s a story that I think, one of the great things about the movie… is the dynamic between the characters. They are just the most wonderful together, and that;s the thing I am most excited for you to see.” – JJ Abrams

CGI VS Practical Effects – “As with The Force Awakens, what we tried to do, despite this being this epic space adventure… that we did everything we could building sets… going to locations in and around England and Jordan and other places. We did everything we could to do have it in camera.” – JJ Abrams

At this point, Anthony Daniels and R2-D2 joined the stage. “3PO is the voice of reason,” Daniels jokingly said. “He is the one that tells you that you are in danger… and waht does everyone do in three trilogies of nine movies? They say shut up! Well, I’m here to say enough! The droid fights back!”

Colbert asked if 3P0 was a droid available to purchase, would he want one. Daniels replied, “I regard him as my best friend in many ways, and I would genuinely want a best friend who cared for me as much as 3P0 does.”

Daniels also announced he has a new memoir coming out (the title will be released tomorrow at 11:30 AM CST), and added the original title was “Telling the odds” until the editors nixed it. The crowd loved it, and we all shook our heads at the foolish editor who just didn’t get it.

Billy Dee Williams came onstage next, and explained, “I never expected to be in this adventure, but I got lucky. I ended up working with somebody that I have a tremendous regard for. JJ Abrams, I love his name! He is a beautiful young man, he is extraordinary.”

“I’ve been doing this a long time, 60 years I think I have been doing this and I have been fortunate enough tow work with some pretty extraordinary people in my lifetime, but this is probably, I would regard this as a real highlight for me. A true genuine highlight for me.”

Colbert asked about what it was like to return as Lando, and he responded, “Lando never left me.”

Abrams and Kennedy said they were starstruck when he came on set for the first time, but Williams was humble about it. “When you are doing this kind of stuff… to really have an opportunity to work with some really wonderful people is something I really enjoy more than just making money. But don’t get me wrong, I love making my money!”

“Just to be able to hang out and play around with ideas like you, Mr Abrams, it was a wonderful experience.”

He also jokingly added he still has people come up to him angry that he betrayed Han Solo back in “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Next came Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Naomi Ackie, and BB-8.

Naomi discussed being cast in the film, “I was in bed [when I found out]. I got the call at like seven in the morning. My best friend was sleeping downstairs and my dad was int he house, and I yelled. My dad ran up the stairs and he sat at the end of the bed and he had his hands on his mouth. I open eyed sobbed… and my best friend was sleeping downstairs and I couldn’t tell anyone… it was incredible.”

“Nothing can prepare you for this, no kind of training at all.”

Naomi’s character was finally revealed to be named Jana, and added, “the original group are going on this epic adventure and I am so excited where Jana crosses paths with them. It’s wicked!”

There are rumors of Jana being Lando’s daughter, but Naomi could neither confirm or deny it. “Lando is a very charming man, so he cold have children all over the universe. That’s all I’m saying!”

John Boyega explained what has been up with Finn since we last saw him, as much as he was allowed to. “On this adventure, Finn has found his identity with the resistance… int his film, he is a full-fledged sexy young man, as you can see by the picture.” He was also very excited to have this costume you see above.

Colbert asked about Captain Phasma, and Boyega said that she is gone. “I definitely feel that there is some form of closure with who he identifies with, what is love, what is friendship, that’s what defines him in this movie. But Phasma, she dead!”

Colbert asked about the four-cornered love triangle with Finn, Poe, Rose, and Rey, and said that Finn is the most eligible bachelor in the galaxy. “Finn is single and willing to mingle!”

Oscar Isaac was asked about who is the better pilot, Han or Poe, and he replied, “No one can pilot the falcon like Han, nobody. However, Poe can literally fly anything. I’m just saying Poe is the better Uber driver.”

Colbert asked if everything was a joke to Poe and why he doesn’t take his enemies seriously, and said “I think he takes his love for Finn very seriously. He’s a human. He has no real special powers, yes he is a great pilot but deep down he is a human, and one of the most human things you can do is find the irony and humanity in the most crazy dark moments… I think that is an element of the force, humor.”

Daisy Ridley celebrated her birthday at the event, and the live audience sang “happy birthday” for her before she began to answer Colbert’s questions.

Colbert asked about whether Rey read the books or not from the Jedi and if she has a new lightsaber yet, but she could not offer many answers other than “The lightsaber Luke gave her lives.”

Colbert also asked about if she has any new force powers, but Ridley had to defer to JJ Abrams for an answer.

“There are some extraordinary things that the character and Daisy did in this movie, and some of the things that happened was possibly because we had the most incredible stunt coordinator, Eunice Huthart, who is just the greatest… and some of the things that you elude to will be seen there. Yes, there are some other things and you will see them soon.”

When asked about relationships, Ridley explained “The Kylo and Ren relationship we will have to wait and see.” Boyega said this about Rose, “It’s in the middle of the war, we are trying to figure things out.”

Kelly Marie Tran was brought to tears by the support of the live audience, and it was well deserved. Tran said that narrating the audio book prequel was ” a very long process, but it’s a lot of backstory with her and her older sister, and it definitely helped me with this upcoming one.”

Colbert asked if she kisses Finn again in this movie, but she could not give anything away. When we last saw Rose, she was in a coma, and JJ was asked what has happened since then, but all he responded with was “you have to see what happens in the thing… but I was grateful to Rian Johnson for so many things that he did. The greatest for me was casting Kelly Marie.”

Joonas Suotamo, the actor playing Chewbacca, explained that no changes were made to the Chewie costume for this film. “The character is just so beloved… all throughout these five incredible years that I transformed into this character, and I am so grateful for everyone that has been so supportive. Let’s go Chewie”!

“For me, playing Chewbacca is sort of a duty at this point because when I was sitting in our living room carpet watching the saga… I was sure that in this world there is a place for everyone and that I have to show everyone that, and no matter how big or small you are there is a place for you in this world, and I had to show people that.”

Suotamo also added that porgs “taste best fried”.

Anthony Daniels discussed filming in Jordan, “Jordan was a truly remarkable experience… It was my wife Julie who said, ‘This is Ralph McQuarie’s paintings’.” The film crew began prepping for months before the cast arrived, and they shot there for three weeks.

“There would be time when you would see these big red clouds coming,” Isaac added, “And we wold have to wait for hours for these big huge sand storms to go down.”

Abrams introduced us to an alien named Claude who helps The Resistance, and we saw pics of a few others (Claude is directly below).

BB-8 has a new friend named DIO, who speaks in higher pitched tones than BB-8 and left the audience in silence with how cute he was.

After that, Abrams said it was time to watch the teaser trailer, and off we went. For a full breakdown of that, stay tuned for a separate article coming soon.

What we did see was Rey taking on Kylo Ren in a one on one fight somewhere (and yes, she is battling him in his TIE Fighter), lots of action, Finn and Poe adventuring, Lando in the pilot seat of the Millenium Falcon, some sail barge action on a desert pilot, and a clip with Carrie Fisher hugging Rey, the wreckage of the Death Star… oh, and the maniacal laugh of what sounds like The Emperor!

We also have the official name for the movie, “Rise of The Skywalker”, which disputes the earlier report we posted this morning.

Out came Ian McDiarmid, who received a warm welcome and said, “Roll it again!” before demanding the teaser be played one more time.

Thanks for being here with us for these live updates, stay tuned for more coverage from “Star Wars Celebration 2019″!

“Star Wars: Episode IX” comes out on December 20, 2019.

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“Real Ghostbusters” Egon Spengler figure review from Diamond Select

We continue our look at The Real Ghostbusters figures from Diamond Select Toys.This time, we check out the brains of the team, Egon Spengler.

This is another exceptionally great RGB figure from DST, and may be my favorite of the ones we reviewed so far. Good luck finding him since he seems to be the rarest of the bunch.

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You Should Be Reading “Archie 1941”!

Mark Waid takes your favorite residents of Riverdale back to the 1940’s for this alternate reality take of what could happen if the Archie characters were involved in the real life events of World War 2. It may sound peculiar, but don’t dismiss this riveting title – even if you never cared about Archie comics before! Today, we explain why you should be reading “Archie 1941” from DC Comics!

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