Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator of the hit Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us” talks with Matthew from NerdNewsToday.com for an in-depth interview on one of the best geeky documentaries that you can watch today.
With Season 3 announced not long ago at SDCC 2018, Brian tells us about the new season, talks to us about how an episode of the show gets made, the dizzying amount of prep and research to craft an episode, and explains what toy lines we may see in future episodes, as well as what we definitively won’t.
He also informs us about a part of the show which will be cut from the newest season, and how long he thinks the series will last.
Plus, Brian shows our viewers the holy grails of his toy collection for the first time ever on camera!
We are back for another episode of Trekback Tuesday! Keeping up with our theme from last week, we continue looking at the Eaglemoss XL Edition starships. In this episode, it’s the ship that was lost in space, the U.S.S. Voyager!
Comic-Con International is approaching, and from July 19-22 Diamond Select Toys will be in San Diego, showing off their upcoming products and of course offering exclusive items! With three new Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas, one new DC Vinimates vinyl figure box set, one limited-edition DC Statue and a limited-edition Star Trek ship, there’s something for everyone at the DST booth! Read on for details, and check out the gallery at the bottom of the page to see everything!
DC Comics Vinimates 80th Anniversary Superman Vinyl Figures Box Set
It’s Superman’s 80th birthday, and in the wake of his landmark 1000th issue, Diamond Select Toys is offering this commemorative two-pack of DC Vinimates vinyl figures! Based on his first appearance and modern-day look, these two 4-inch vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style and strike trademark Superman poses. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, this exclusive two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery Grey Hulk PVC Diorama
Now that’s a Hulk of a different color! The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas returns to Comic-Con with a new variant that celebrates the multi-colored history of the Hulk. This new grey-skinned edition of Diamond Select Toys’ hit Hulk PVC features an all-new head sculpt and captures the character in one of his fan-favorite looks. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama comes packaged in a full color window box, and is limited to only 5,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery White Phoenix Jean Grey PVC Diorama
The Phoenix has returned! Sweeping down from the stratosphere to once again merge with its favorite host, the Phoenix Force has returned to Comic-Con in the form of the X-Man Jean Grey, but in an all-new look! This white-costumed edition of Jean Grey as Phoenix captures the powerful entity in a frequently fan-requested look, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. Limited to only 5,000 pieces, she comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery X-23 as Wolverine Unmasked PVC Diorama
She’s the best there is at what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty… but she is! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, removes her mask in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose that contrasts with her fetching facial features, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 4,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Star Trek Starship Legends Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey
The ultimate showdown! The ultimate enemy! The Romulans return in full-on stealth mode with this exclusive cloaked edition of the Romulan Bird of Prey! Measuring approximately 12 inches wide, this ship is cast in clear plastic, but keeps its famous Bird of Prey logo, to strike fear into the hearts of the Enterprise crew. Packaged in a full-color window box, this ship is limited to only 200 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $70.
DC Premier Collection Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Gem Edition Statue
Gems gone missing? Search Catwoman! This highly limited statue of Catwoman adds real diamonds to our iconic Catwoman statue, for a special edition that is worth its weight in precious stones! With diamond studs on her collar, this approximately 12” statue qualifies as an engagement ring for marriage-minded fans, and is the perfect keepsake to remember the Batman/Catwoman nuptials! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this special production run is limited to only 100 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $200.
The starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star Trek vs. Transformers, a four-issue comic book crossover that is more than meets the eye and is inspired by the continuities of two iconic cartoon shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and The Transformers (1984).
Two of the most prolific Transformers and Star Trek comic book writers — John Barber and Mike Johnson — team with artist Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito to tell the story that fans have demanded for decades. At the edge of Klingon space, the Enterprise answers a distress call, discovering a dilithium mine under siege by jets and helicopters of vintage 20th Century design. When a red, flat-nosed truck rolls in to save the day, the no-holds barred Saturday morning mash-up truly begins!
Co-writer Mike Johnson, whose vast Star Trek comic book credits include the acclaimed Countdown and Star Trek / Green Lantern storylines, says, “This is a crossover several decades in the making, and we could not be more thrilled to bring it to fans! John and I are having a blast writing the first meeting of Starfleet and Cybertronians, and Phil is the perfect artist to bring these two franchises together on the page.”
“The funny thing is, even though I’m the Transformers guy on this comic (I’ve written a lot of Transformers comics, after all), I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan, ever since I was a kid,” says John Barber, co-writer and IDW’s newly-minted Editor-in-Chief. “When I was in fifth grade, I remember my teacher joking at the end of the year that maybe someday I’d wind up writing Star Trek… and it’s a thrill to finally get to!”
Philip Murphy, whose IDW credits include The Powerpuff Girls and Star Wars Adventures, says, “This is definitely a dream-come-true project for me. It’s my first time getting to draw Transformers and Star Trek. Not only am I a huge Trek fan, but I was born in the ’80s so I grew up in the golden era of Saturday morning cartoons – and The Transformers was definitely on the top of my list! This comic really means something special to me.”
Chase Marotz, associate editor, says, “Star Trek vs. Transformers is finally giving us the chance to combine two of our most prominent licenses in a style that will delight both fans of the original animated series and new readers. David Mariotte and I are having a great time editing it and we can’t wait until the fans get to see it for themselves.”
For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Star Trek vs. Transformers comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. Also, the collected Star Trek vs. Transformers trade paperback is now available for pre-order via online booksellers and comic book specialty retailers.
On this episode of Trekback Tuesday, we enter the world of Art Asylum and their amazing line of Star Trek figures, starting with Worf from ST:TNG. This is a big culture shock from the Playmates toys, and a welcome change of pace. This figure may be one of our favorites to review so far, and certainly one of the best figures we have looked at. Check out the video to see why we are raving so much about it!
On this episode of Trekback Tuesday, we take a look at a peculiar crew member of the Enterprise-D, Reginald Barclay! How does this figure hold up, and how do his broccoli-green accessories fare (hint: not so well)? Find out in this video 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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In this episode of Trekback Tuesday, we revisit DS9 and look at an employee of Quark’s bar and wife of his brother Rom, Leeta the Dabo Girl from Playmates Warp Factor series 2. How does this action figure hold up 20 years later? Watch the video to find out!
On this episode of “Trekback Tuesday,” we return to DS9 to look at Jadzia Dax’s action figure by Playmates from her appearance in the episode “Blood Oath.” How does this figure hold up after 20 years? Watch the video to find out!