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Black Cat Review: Marvel Legends Amazing Spider-Man 2 Infinite Series Green Goblin Build-A-Figure Collection

Black Cat w/ whip

Like Carnage in my last review, Black Cat was another character that got a Marvel Legends figure back in the ToyBiz days, which I also never managed to get. This one was exclusive to a Spider-Man Vs. Sinister 6 box set. As with Carnage, I was happy to see Hasbro offering another chance at a figure of an important character in the Spider-Man mythos.

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Marvel Legends Carnage Review: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Infinite Series Green Goblin Build-A-Figure Collection

Aren’t second chances great? A figure you missed out on gets rereleased, retooled, redecoed or remade and… well, hopefully you can find it this time.

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Disney Buys Lucas Films: Why This is Good News

It is an energy field found in all things. It unites us, it binds us, it brings the galaxy together. Those words sparked more hope, inspiration, and deep feelings of what it means to be a good person than the entire sum of the rest of my whole life has to this very moment. I was hooked young, some of my earliest memories are of watching the Star Wars trilogy. Read the rest of this entry

The Avengers 6″ Movie Series: Loki and Hulk figure reviews

Avengers Loki and Hulk carded

Isn’t it kind of late for movie figures from The Avengers, or are they just early for the DVD release? Whatever the case, there are 6″ The Avengers movie figures now available exclusively at Walmart for your purchasing enjoyment. The lineup includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Loki. What, no Black Widow? I know they say female figures don’t sell, but I’m sure a lot of people would like to have a little Scarlett Johansson to put on their desks.

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ANO On Assignment Part 2: Meet Natalie

I say thee awesome!  Photo by Ryan Shewchuk Photography

In my endeavors to find the nerdy corners of Sin City it became clear I would need some help; a guide of sorts to direct me to the local flavors a humble tourist might overlook.  This led me to contact a local expert; in the year or so I’ve been writing and telling you about all occurrences of nerdiness I have been lucky to run across some of the best events and people I’ve ever known.  When I tracked down a local expert I wasn’t fully aware of what I was getting into; it has been more than an honor to sit down and chat with one of the most truly righteous people I’ve ever met.  She is a mom, an entrepeneur, a nerd, a writer, a costume maker, and a very nice lady.  I’m talking about Natalie Midkiff; keep that name in your head this woman is going places.

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I’m Going to Call it Vindication

Yea that’s right. We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!

Earlier this morning I was woken up with news from a friend of the site that Avengers had broken all the previous records and had the largest opening weekend of all time.  Take that, Harry Potter.  Of course if you want more than just the word of some nerds there are official news stories saying the same thing.

So what does this all mean?  It means that finally we’re all vindicated for loving these comics so much, for believing you can stay true to the source material and still get a good flick everyone will want to see, oh and that this is the most rad time to be a nerd ever.  Enjoy the moment guys, we’ve earned it.  Also, seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet get going before someone can spoil it!  Run!  For the good of the city!

Anyone want to start making plans for a midnight Avengers 2 viewing and party?  I know I do.

Perfect Assembly

So, this movie comes out today, you might have heard of it, its The Avengers. If you’re like me (by the way I’m sorry) then sometimes you’re sitting there reading a comic book and thinking to yourself: “Man I wish I could enjoy this without having to go through all the trouble of reading.” Okay, maybe no one has thought that, maybe I made it up. The point here is somehow someone has in fact done this very thing. The Avengers is a comic book brought to life, panels jumping off the screen and turning into fully imagined real life manifestations. I suppose though, what you all really want to know is if it was good or not. Let’s find out.

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Captain America: The First Avenger – 6″ Nick Fury figure review

Nick Fury on card

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Something Wicked-Awesome This Way Comes

What’s that you say?  No lead-in image?  Yeah, we’re saving this one for after the break.  But first, how about some preamble?

In the current world of “move fast, remember later” entertainment, many are already looking past next summer’s Avengers flick to try to figure out what might be next for Marvel Studios.  Of course they’ve still got sequels to Thor and a third Iron Man to work on, not to mention an Ant Man movie still rumored to be on the horizon, and they’ve even got a Doctor Strange (Marvel’s “Gandalf” and one of my personal favorite characters) movie coming together. But let’s go further than that.  We’re talking years down the line now; the next big thing they do after Avengers.  What could it be?  Find out after the break.

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Captain America: The First (and best?) Avenger

Chris Evans as Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger opened this weekend, and once again Marvel Studios has added weight to the phrase “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”.  It’s amazing to see how far comic book movies have come in a few short years, from the time period where nobody thought you could just put a superhero up on the screen in a recognizable costume with a plot true to the source material.

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