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Hasbro Reveals Marvel Legends “Defenders Rail Authority” 5-Pack SDCC Exclusive

As an action figure fan, some of my favorite stuff comes from the folks at Hasbro and their “Marvel Legends” line of 6-inch figures. They’re highly poseable and there is a wide assortment to choose from. In the coming weeks, fans of these figures who are heading to the Comic Con International: San Diego will have the chance to purchase this exclusive set of “The Defenders”. Check out the full press and the provided images.

The Press Release:
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.

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)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks like a great set and don’t be put off by the price if you are heading to SDCC and entertaining purchasing this one. Individual figures can run up to $25 each for the Marvel Legends line and believe me there are other figures out there that are much higher. That’s all I will add about this since we aren’t hitting the convention. There are more exclusives to share with you so on that note I say, “what do you think of these and will you be purchasing?”. Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.hasbro.com

DC Collectibles Unveil “DC Artist Alley” Exclusive Figures For SDCC

The Press Release:
With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 right around the corner, DC Collectibles is ready to dazzle the show floor with three Comic-Con exclusive Batman designer vinyl figures from their cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line. Illustrator Chris Uminga’s unique take on DC’s iconic Dark Knight is transformed into three variant editions: Blue and Gray, Flashpoint, and Matte Black and Gold. Each figure will be available for purchase exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

The artist-focused 6.75’’ designer vinyl line is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most popular characters. The Comic-Con 2018 exclusive figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and painted by Michael Cowart. Each edition includes three Batman character art cards and is offered at varying limited quantities ranging in price from $60-$100. The ultra-limited Matte Black and Gold variant features an additional original sketch of either Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or The Joker, hand drawn by Uminga.

The convention exclusives will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2018 at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343). If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped this August. Starting today, fans can pre-order their figures here.

More details on DC Collectibles’ exciting DC Artists Alley Comic-Con exclusive additions are below:

DC Artists Alley: Batman by Chris Uminga Designer Vinyl Figure – SDCC Variants:
Blue and Gray Variant ($60); limited to 1500 units
Flashpoint Variant ($75); limited to 750 units
Matte Black and Gold Variant ($100); limited to 300 units

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About DC Collectibles: DC Collectibles is the award-winning line of collectibles directly from the source–DC Entertainment. The collection includes limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas and busts inspired by DC’s iconic characters and stories. Based on unparalleled access to the source material, DC Collectibles delivers master designs and exceptional workmanship. For nearly 20 years, DC Collectibles’ commitment to quality and authenticity has been recognized by DC fans worldwide.

About DC Entertainment: DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Entertainment Earth®, Inc.: Entertainment Earth® is where pop culture lives – pioneering the worldwide online retail and wholesale toy, gift, and collectibles industry, offering unparalleled expertise and an ever-expanding selection of tens of thousands of licensed products. Founded in 1996 and based in Simi Valley, California, Entertainment Earth is renowned for its popular website and print catalog, and its groundbreaking best practices that include selling products delivered in Mint Condition Guaranteed™, Risk Free Shopping, and Hassle Free 90-Day Return policy.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I first saw these editions at Five Points Festival a couple of years ago and while they are not my thing at the end of the day, they are super cool if you are a collector of stylized figures and statues. I hope that any fans of these limited editions that is heading to SDCC next month are able to get their hands on the ones that they want. Until we meet again.

Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com

Aggronautix Presents: GG Allin 25th “Deathiversary” Bust

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The Press Release:
This special edition bust depicting a zombie-like GG Allin post-death is the first of its kind by Aggronautix. Based on a illustration by Lou Rusconi, sculpted by Arlen Pellitier, and detailed by Eddie Bradley, this figure is it is hand-painted and limited to just 1000 numbered units.
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Hasbro Unveils: Marvel Legends “Venom” 6″ Action Figures Series

Hasbro has just released the images of the upcoming Marvel Legends series of action figures that are focused on “Venom”. These six figures are a “Build-A-Figure” set and the resulting “Monster Venom” is way down at the end of this post. Let’s look. I won’t say much else since I don’t think that I need to.

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Marvel Legends – “Carnage”

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Iron Maiden Live Show Elevates Mobile Gaming in a Genre Defining Industry First

Nothing like a little gaming news to send you off to the land of nod, unless you are me and keep vampires hours and will not be hitting the bed for another few hours. This is the latest brief on the mobile game “Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast” which has proven to be quite a hit and if you are a fan of this you should read on.



The Press Release:

Mobile games publisher Nodding Frog and heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN are proud to announce the arrival of a new PvP arena to their ‘Legacy of the Beast’ game – in a global first and representing an unparalleled level of integration in the mobile space, the arena was designed in tandem with Iron Maiden’s actual touring stage set, drawing on fantastical cathedral architecture to create a show stopping environment in-game and on the band’s current 38 date European tour.

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Players of the game can also look forward to the introduction of ‘Beast Eddie’, the latest incarnation of the band’s famous mascot and star of their game, alongside many other new characters from the world of Iron Maiden making debut appearances in the game to celebrate their representation in the 2018 set list. Over the coming months fans can expect the arrival of favourites such as Icarus, Two Minutes to Midnight Eddie and Killers Eddie. Clansman Eddie was introduced to the game in the weeks leading up to the tour, prompting wild fan speculation over the track appearing on the setlist!

‘Legacy of the Beast’ continues to push boundaries in the mobile gaming space, reimagining Iron Maiden’s own album art, music, lyrics, and now integrating elements of their live shows with a real- time character campaign that spans the duration of the tour – an unprecedented expansion giving both fans of the band and fantasy RPG gamers a seminal experience on mobile devices.

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management said “Our development team have outdone themselves, producing an incredible representation of Iron Maiden’s latest live show in our Legacy of the Beast mobile game, offering fans old and new another exciting way to engage with the band’s music, theatrics, and their mascot Eddie, long after the encore!”.

Players of the game can look forward to many more significant new features and characters to collect over the coming months, including ‘Gauntlet’, Social Chat and the much anticipated ‘Night City’ game world and cast – inspired by Maiden’s early music catalogue and fledgling East London roots.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is a definitive experience in the mobile gaming space – inviting players into an ever-expanding dark fantasy RPG via their smartphones & tablets. The unparalleled integration of Iron Maiden’s creative output has seen the game and its characters featured on the side of Maiden’s own 747, on bottle tops of their 20 million pint selling Trooper beer, on the iconic black t-shirts, shown in cinematic trailers at live shows, in a comic book of the same name, reimagined as miniature collectable figurines, a pinball machine and now as titular inspiration for their 2018 European Tour which began in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday 26th May 2018.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is available now for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

For more information please visit – https://go.onelink.me/S48f/c528645c

About Iron Maiden: With over 90 million album sales, more than 2000 live performances in 63 countries, millions of fans worldwide and 16 studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time. Their last world tour, 2016/17’s The Book Of Souls covered 39 countries across six continents playing to well over two million fans, with the band travelling on their customized Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The band has recently extended its legacy in a couple of other areas of particular interest to them: their own beer, Trooper, widely acknowledged as the most successful international British beer launch of the past twenty years with Cheshire family brewers Robinsons and; a mobile game entitled Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast – a free to play, fantasy RPG where players combat the legions of darkness across time and space as the band’s mascot ‘Eddie’. The game is both inspired by, and features, the art & music of, Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden embarked upon a 38 date tour of Europe entitled ‘Legacy of the Beast’ in May 2018.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve shared some posts about it over the last year or so, I’ve not played this in awhile but that is not because of my disinterest as much as its that I am NOT a gamer at all. I barely play my games of Words With Friends on my mobile and it must be why I keep losing my matches but I digress. The “Legacy Of The Beast” game really looks great and a lot of work has been put into it. If you are a fan of Maiden (and you should be if you read this website), then you should download this to your device of choice. I’d love for the thing to be available for the PS3 gaming systems since I’d rather play this on my television than on a smaller screen. What do you readers think about this if you have given it a shot yet. Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com
Official Website: http://legacyofthebeast.com