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Our Farewell to Toys ‘R’ Us

For 70 years, Toys ‘R’ Us was not just a chain of stores – it was a way of life. In this video, Andrea and Matthew talk about the closing of Toys ‘R’ Us, its downfall and final days, talk about our final trip to the store, what we will miss most about this extinct franchise, and say goodbye to one of our favorite places. It was a tough video for us to make and we held back a lot of emotions that all came out after the cameras were turned off, but if you are anything like us, you probably have some very strong feelings about this store going out of business too. Post your favorite memories about TRU in the comments below, and help us remember the best times about this place – and most of all, remind ourselves that we don’t have to grow up to forever be Toys ‘R’ Us Kids.

Nickelodeon gives us our first look at the “Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” open

The official opening sequence to the brand new series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is finally here, and you can check it out below!

Rise of the TMNT has become a very controversial thing for fans of the franchise. When the initial designs made the rounds, fans were outraged. Later, when a few snippets of animation appeared, many fans remained outraged.

Now, Nickelodeon has at long last given us a glimmer of hope with this glimpse of the show open. Does it give you any confidence in the series, or are you still among the fans who may riot when the show debuts in the fall?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Sgt. Slaughter Figure Review – WWE Flashback Series

On this episode of The Wrestling Figure Historian, we continue our look at Wal-Mart’s WWE Flashback basic series by spotlighting Sgt. Slaughter. This was a unique time for Slaughter as a heel and led to a big feud with both The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, and garnered him this very unique figure from Mattel.

What storyline does this figure fit into, and whatever happened to the Atomic Noogie? Watch the video to find out.

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“Cowboy” Bob Orton Figure Review – WWE Flashback Series

Welcome to the debut episode of the newest series from Nerd News Today, and meet The Wrestling Figure Historian.

In our premiere, we look at the Wal-Mart exclusive WWE Flashback series basic figures, starting with a legend in the form of Randy Orton’s father, “Cowboy” Bob Orton.

What’s the history behind this figure, and the storyline centered around this outfit? Watch the video to find out.

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The official trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is finally here

After much anticipation and too many teasers, the day has come – we finally have an official full trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

This new installment in the expanded lore of the Star Wars universe tells the tale of Chewbacca and Han Solo’s first encounter with Lando Calrissian and the Millenium Falcon, and how Han became the scoundrel we all know him as today.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Ron Howard, and stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film “Rogue One.”

Check Out 13 Minutes of “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” Gameplay

Check out a whole ton of new gameplay footage from the upcoming “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” video game on Nintendo Switch with this Direct-Feed gameplay from PAX East, via Game Xplain. This game definitely has an expanded experience with it, as it’s not just a 2-D fighting game anymore. Is it actually worth playing? That is for you to decide!

NICKELODEON RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANIMATED SERIES

Nickelodeon today released the first trailer for its all-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series, which blends action and comedy and features a dynamic fresh look, debuts later this year on Nickelodeon.

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the iconic series and breathes new life into the classic characters, with jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker, and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The Turtles also hold distinct personality traits and skills: Raphael, as the oldest and biggest brother, is the leader full of enthusiasm and bravado; Leonardo, the self-professed coolest brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello is a mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; and Michelangelo, the youngest brother, is a skateboarder and artist who is wild and imaginative.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

“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.

Art Asylum “Worf” Action Figure review – TREKBACK TUESDAY

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!

WWE Kane Retro Figure – Review

Matthew and Vinny the Wrestling Figure Historian take a look at the WWE Kane Retro action figure from Mattel. Done in the style of the WWF Hasbro figures, this line has really took off since its inception. Kane was from wave two, which include many other Attitude Era alumni. Is this Kane worth picking up, or should you chokeslam it into the garbage? Watch the review to find out!

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