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Kristy Swanson Signed Our ‘Deadly Friend’ DVD and You Could Win It!

Kristy Swanson proved she's also a friend of Now Playing Podcast by signing our "Deadly Friend" DVD at Days of the Dead Chicago, and now it could be yours!…

NYCC Update – Dark Horse Announces Programming Schedule

  Dark Horse Comics will be at New York Comic Con 2016 in Booth 1636. They have announced both their signing and their panel schedules for the convention. All creators…

Pre-Order Marvel Exclusives! One:12 Shadowland Daredevil and Sideshow’s Wolverine/Hulk Maquette plus X-Men Legends

A couple exclusive Marvel collectibles have gone up for order in the past couple das, and collectors should act fast if they want these items! First, from Mezco’s One:12 line…

NOW LIVE – Hasbro’s SDCC 2016 Exclusive Toys

Up for order right now are Hasbro’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive toys! If you want them, read the rest of this article later.  Go now to Hasbro’s order page and…

Samsung Partners with Warner Bros. Pictures for Suicide Squad VR Experience – Premiering at SDCC

Today, Samsung announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring exclusive virtual reality (VR) content and experiences to fans of the highly anticipated film Suicide Squad. The VR content,…

Pre-Order Alert: Mezco SDCC Exclusive Captain America One:12 Collective Figure

  Mezco’s SDCC 2016 exclusives are up for pre-order now! In addition to a Dawn of Justice Armored Batman and a plush Thundercats Snarf, they have their Classic Captain America…

Monogram International’s Harry Potter Exclusives Cast a Spell on SDCC

San Diego Comic-Con International is about 2 months away, and Monogram International is starting the party now! The collectible company has revealed two sets of Harry Potter themed exclusives they will…

In Memory of Erik Bauersfeld

2016 is turning into a terrible year in terms of the passing of some celebrity icons but for me, as sad as the losses of Bowie and Rickman were, it’s…

Diamond Select Toys Gives A Preview of Toy Fair Releases

Toy Fair 2016 is still 2 days away, but Diamond Select Toys has already given a preview of some new things they’ll have on display! For Marvel Select collectors, no news…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Stealth Armor – Mark III

  In 2012 Hot Toys teased fans with a 1/6 scale Stealth Armor Iron Man.  At San Diego Comic-Con, nestled in between the Iron Man Mark IV Gantry and the Iron…

Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys to Host Wizard World Bash in Chicago

  Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys are hosting a party Aug. 22 at Wizard World Chicago — and you’re invited! A long time ago… August 30, 2005, to be…

SDCC 2015 Exclusives Up For Order NOW at HasbroToyShop.com

Update 11am:  The Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper is sold out; sold out in well under 10 minutes. The Marvel Legends Dr. Strange set is also sold out. Update 11:30…

Hasbro’s Star Wars Fans’ Choice Poll — Round 2 Starts Now

  Star Wars Action News’ participation in Hasbro’s 2015 Fans’ Choice action figure poll nears completion! As announced Monday, Hasbro has started a new poll where Star Wars fans and collectors…

Hasbro’s Star Wars Fans’ Choice Poll is Back — And Bigger Than Ever!

  Once more, fans get to pick an upcoming character in the Star Wars line of figures. Hasbro announced today that they are starting a new poll where Star Wars…

Star Wars Gaming Updates from GAMA 2015

The GAMA Trade Show is currently being held in Las Vegas and Fantasy Flight Games, the company that currently holds to rights to produce miniature, card, and roleplaying games within…

SDCC Exclusive AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Posters Coming As Variant Comic Covers!

​ Assemble Your Own Avengers With Epic Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Movie Variants!                                                                                            New York, NY – January 16th, 2014 – Before Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against…

The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Snakes on a Plane (2006)

I had heard about Snakes on a Plane but paid it little attention. Entertainment Weekly had written several articles about the silly movie with the overly-literal title. From the name…

The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

The fact that Freddy vs. Jason is the only movie to be covered twice in Now Playing Podcast retrospectives is indicative of its importance -- to film in general and…

The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Attack of the Clones (2002)

The second film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy was not only a much-needed course correction for the saga, but it also represents a major turning point in my life.…

Freddy Fans Delighted at Flashback Weekend

Rosemont IL – Despite being known for his Nightmares, actor Robert Englund made fans’ dreams come true last weekend at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention. Making a rare midwestern appearance, star of…

Hasbro SDCC Exclusives Now Available Online!

Update 3:  Overnight the Infinity Gauntlet 3.75-inch Marvel set sold out, over 12 hours after being offered. Update 2:  The Jabba the Hutt set is now sold out, 1 hour…

Fangirls Assemble: Her Universe Announces Marvel Line of Apparel

Her Universe, a company devoted to making clothes and accessories for geek girls, has just revealed a new line inspired by the heroes of Marvel Comics.  The press release reads:…

The Marvel Shop Returns at NYCC

For Marvel statue and toy collectors attending San Diego Comic Con in July, 2013 the first stop was The Marvel Shop.  Now at New York Comic Con in October 2013…

Film Fans of All Types Can Enjoy Days of the Dead

To someone who’s never been to a horror convention the thought could be as frightening as the blood-soaked splatter fests that appear on screen.  One could imagine pale, pierced social…

Marvel Store to Debut at SDCC, Old Man Logan Figure Available

  If you’ve attended San Diego Comic-Con International you know Marvel’s booth is a must-see.  From a large Avengers stage to a life-sized Iron Man 3 Hall of Armor, the…

Underground Collecting Goes Public at the Star Wars Celebration VI Swap Meet

At Star Wars Celebration some of the hottest, hard to find collectibles aren’t on the show floor but in the suitcase of your fellow fan. Hotel sales have long been…

Diamond Select Reveals Celebration VI Exclusive Collectible Bank

Information in this article comes from Episode 355 of    With Star Wars Celebration VI coming soon more exclusives are being announced.  Today Diamond Select Toys reveals two exclusive Star…

Fan Fiction Recognized by Random House at San Diego Comic-Con

Random House Audio Invites Fan Fiction Authors to Record Their Stories at Comic-Con International in San Diego   One story will be selected by RH Audio producers to be recorded…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 11 – Wildfire

The oil rig on which David is working is set ablaze by a saboteur who soon finds himself face-to-face with the Hulk. Wildfire Season: 2 Episode: 11 Air Date: January…

How to throw a Cougar Town Party (and why you should)

How to throw a Cougar Town Party (and why you should)

  January 11, 2012 Last Saturday night Chi-town became Cougar Town for an evening at the Racine Plumbing Bar and Grill in Lincoln Park.  No, older women were not out…

Hasbro to Make First Appearance at New York Comic Con

          Hasbro issued a press release today stating that Hasbro will make a first time appearance at New York Comic Con at the Javits Convention Center…