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SDCC 2018: Marvel and IDW to Create New Comic Books For the Next Generation of Readers

Marvel Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that the two companies will develop middle-grade comic books designed for younger readers. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular characters, the monthly issues and trade paperback collections, published by IDW, will be available for sale at local comic book shops and book retailers across the country, expanding opportunities for the next generation of Super Heroes to experience the Marvel Universe.

“From Iron Man to Captain Marvel, from the Hulk to Shuri — the Marvel pantheon has something for everyone,” says John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW. “With this team-up, Marvel and IDW aim to bring exciting, all-new comics to a generation growing up in a Marvel world.”

Launching in November 2018, the Marvel and IDW collaboration will kick off with a Spider-Man series featuring both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, followed by an Avengers series beginning in December and a Black Panther series in January 2019. Each of these titles will serve as an easily-accessible jumping-on point for younger readers to follow the adventures of their favorite characters.

“Marvel is excited to work with IDW to share these brand-new stories with our younger fans,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel. “Characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the Avengers inspire us through their strength and determination, but they resonate with readers because of the struggles they face and the challenges they overcome. We want to share their journeys with our younger fans first-hand.”

“Marvel is committed to delivering unique and accessible content for our younger audiences and fans,” said Sven Larsen, director, licensed publishing of Marvel. “As one of our most valued partners, IDW is the right fit to help us feature some of our most popular characters and publish stories created especially for the next generation of Super Heroes.”

“This partnership reflects the true spirit of collaboration at work,” said Greg Goldstein, president and publisher of IDW. “As comic book publishers, IDW and Marvel are able to produce high-quality visual storytelling experiences for fans both young and old. By combining our efforts, along with Marvel’s ever-increasing presence in popular culture, the results will be spectacular.”

Story details and creative teams for the new line of middle-grade comic books will be announced at a later date.

Hasbro Unveils SDCC 2018 Exclusive “Defenders” figure five-pack

Hasbro has just revealed one of their SDCC 2018 exclusive, this one in a very unique format.

For fans in attendance this July, this Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack will likely be one of the big hits of the show. This item will be available to purchase at the Hasbro Toy Shop Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as Fan Expo Canada this fall. It may also be available online afterwards, if you are among the lucky few who can grab it from their online store once it becomes accessible to the general public.

Check out the official details from Hasbro below:

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $124.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Imagine JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, DAREDEVIL, IRON FIST, and COLLEEN WING defending New York City with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and premium, detailed styling, and comes packed out in an original package designed to look like the underground public transportation of New York City. Includes five 6-inch figures and five accessories. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

Mezco Toyz announces One:12 Collective Stealth Armor Iron Man

Mezco Toyz just unveiled details on how to get this brand new variant of their great Iron Man figure. This time, it’s wearing the iconic blue Stealth Armor, and is an exclusive to Previews World available for $90 plus S&H.

Here is the info about this new figure via Mezco:

Stealth Armor Iron Man: Tony Stark’s armory of Iron Man suits houses a multitude of high-tech threads but when a night out is in order, be it a cloaked mission or partying at the club, his Stealth Armor is the ‘what-to-wear’ for the evening.

Designed with real metal components, this exclusive Iron Man figure takes on a darker metal look with a bright red arc reactor in the middle of his chest, which has a light up feature. Iron Man’s articulated visor can be worn in the standard closed position or opened to reveal the face of Tony Stark. A wide variety of accessories are also included such as a chest beam, booster effects, hand blast effects, diffuser missiles, and six (6) interchangeable hands.

This exclusive figure is only available through Previews World.

Here is more info on the original Iron Man figure via Mezco’s website:

Iron Man, the secret identity of Tony Stark, blasts his way into the One:12 Collective. Billionaire inventor and arms manufacturer, Tony Stark, suffers a severe chest injury while being held captive by enemy forces. Stark is forced to build a weapon of mass destruction, but instead creates a powered suit of armor that keeps his damaged heart beating and helps him escape captivity. Later, Stark augments his suit with weapons and other high-tech devices at his company, Stark Industries; and creates the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.

The One:12 Collective Iron Man features a newly sculpted One:12 body specifically created for this figure and is designed with real metal components. His articulated visor can be worn in the standard closed position or opened to reveal the face of billionaire Tony Stark. The figure comes complete with an array of blast effects, as well as gauntlet rockets and hip rockets that can be interchanged with his hip discs. His signature arc reactor, the source of Iron Man’s power, has a light up feature (battery included).

“Avengers: Infinity War” Knows How To Make An Epic Trailer

Marvel Studios has just released a new trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” and man, is it crazy! We get tons of new footage, more looks at the characters, and a lot more of the big baddie, Thanos. If there ever was a company that made epic trailers, it would be Marvel Studios, and this one just upped the ante for all future movies.

Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to have its world premiere on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 27, 2018, in IMAX and 3D. The sequel is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.

NY Toy Fair 2018 Review

Matthew from NerdNewsToday.com and Andrea from InsertGeekHere.com survived NY Toy Fair 2018, and are back with a “quick” rundown of many of the sights at this annual industry event.

Matthew and Andrea look back at some of the highs and lows, the best and worst, the most exciting surprises & reveals and the biggest letdowns of NY Toy Fair 2019. This includes discussion on products from NECA, Playmates, Mezco, Lego, Diamond Select, Factory Entertainment, Entertainment Earth, Quantum Mechanix, Seven 20, Titan Merchandise, Kidrobot, Playmobil, Basic Fun, Hasbro, Mattel, and many more.

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Mezco One:12 Collective Marvel & DC Comics figures – NY Toy Fair 2018

Mezco Toyz continued to roll out new One:12 Collective six-inch action figures at NY Toy Fair, and this video showcases some of their offerings for DC Comics. Included in this video is Batman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Batman Beyond, Superman, Darkseid and figures based on The Justice League movie, including The Flash and Aquaman.

In this video, we see what’s new for the One:12 Collective six-inch action figures from Marvel Comics. Included in this video is The Black Panther, Blade, Cyclops, Spider-Man, Old Man Logan, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok characters like Thor, Hulk and Hela, and Netflix’s Daredevil and Punisher, and more.

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NECA at NY Toy Fair 2018 – Aliens, Predators, It, Deadpool & Friday the 13th

Stefan Fulkins from NECA walks us through their booth at NY Toy Fair 2018. In this first part of the tour, we focus on the new action figures from the Alien VS Predator arcade game by Capcom, Kenner style Aliens figures including the new Apone, a deluxe Predator throne, and more Predator and Alien figures from the Dark Horse comics.

In this second part of the tour, we check out the amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles diorama that will be for sale later this year, new figures of both versions of Pennywise the Clown from “It,” and figures from Ash VS Evil Dead, Gremlins 2, and Friday the 13th.

In this third part of the tour, we look at some of their figures from video game licenses such as God of War, Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life, and the debuting Crash Bandicoot, figures from their Guillermo del Toro collection, and new 18-inch entries like Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, new deluxe Deadpool (with unicorn), Captain America, and Daredevil.

In case you want to watch the tour without any breaks, here is the full tour of NECA’s booth at NY Toy Fair 2018, as hosted by Stefan Fulkins.

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Dragon Ball Z, DC & Marvel Figma Figuarts by Tamashii Nations

Kamehamehah! Tamashii Nations brought out a ton of new DBZ and Dragon Ball Super figures (or Figuarts) at NY Toy Fair 2018. Here is a taste of them!

Tamashii Nations also unveiled many new figures (or Figuarts) during NY Toy Fair 2018, including a variety from the DC Comics Cinematic Universe of characters from the Justice League movie, Batman and The Joker from the upcoming Batman anime, and new Jaegers and Kaiju from Pacific Rim 2.

Finally, Tamashii Nations always has tons of new product at their booth, and NY Toy Fair 2018 was no exception. This video showcases some of their Samurai Star Wars & Marvel figures, Power Rangers figures and zords in various scales, and many new Gundam model kits. Plus, digivolving Digimon and a few other surprises!

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Check out the new “Black Panther” trailer to see more of Killmonger in action

We are weeks away from the premiere of Marvel’s next big blockbuster, “Black Panther,” and the hype is real. In the latest extended trailer, we see some more story details as well as new shots of everyone in action. Looks like we are getting a nighttime chase scene, a rarity in many Marvel movies as most action scenes in their franchise typically tend to happen in daylight.

Get excited, people!

DC & Marvel Comics Fidget Cubes – Unboxing & Review

On this unboxing video, we stray away from the usual action figures and blind box toys to look at something completely different. Check out these Fidget Cubes by Zuru Toys based on some classic DC & Marvel characters, and if see if they might curb some of your fidgeting tendencies!