Machine Head Announces 2nd Leg “Catharsis” North American Tour

Nothing like a Tuesday Tour Announcement to share with you fine Metal loving Republic. If you’ve been lamenting the fact that you missed the first leg of Machine Head’s “Catharsis” tour then the news about this albums second leg will surely appease. Check out the full press release below. I’ll close with some additional editorial.

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The Press Release:
San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD, have announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new album, Catharsis.The upcoming dates also include the 6 rescheduled dates from the first leg were vocalist Robb Flynn contracted a severe viral bronchitis lung infection that lasted for 7 weeks. The band will once again will be giving fans “an evening with” MACHINE HEAD, playing over 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material!

Flynn comments:
“We’re really stoked to be hitting the road in the states and our cannabis legalizing brothers up in Canada again. After the first tour in support of Catharsis hitting typical MACHINE HEAD strongholds like Chicago, Denver and Oakland, we’ve been really looking forward to doing a 2nd North American run that hits all the nooks and crannies of America, places that a lot of time get left off a traditional tour routing as they are smaller markets, and maybe route way off the the main highways that run through the states.
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Hasbro Reveals Marvel Legends “Red Skull” & Electronic Tesseract SDCC Exclusive

The Press Release:
Fans can commemorate 10 years of epic blockbusters with new MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES figures in the MARVEL STUDIOS: THE FIRST TEN YEARS collection! Imagine JOHANN SCHMIDT claiming the title of RED SKULL and controlling the power of the TESSERACT. Comes with a 6-inch-scale RED SKULL figure, featuring movie-inspired design from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and premium articulation and design. The TESSERACT lights up and features alternating light patterns, as well as a seamless battery install for an authentic look and feel. Includes figure, accessory, and electronic TESSERACT. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES RED SKULL & ELECTRONIC TESSERACT 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 STUDIOS: THE FIRST TEN YEARS #0 (HASBRO/Age Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew this looks cool so who’s bringing me back one from SDCC since we cannot be there? Anyway, I love the idea of this being a “0” edition because that only means to me that we shall see similar exclusives hitting conventions that all are based on the movie properties as opposed to the comic book lines. Hopefully our readers who are intersted in this one can get their hands on it. Good luck and I will see you next time.

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

Comics Legend Steve Ditko Has Died (1927-2018)

Good morning my dear comic book aficiondos, it’s with great sadness that I am posting these words very early to your Internet streams but the industry has lost another great as the legendary Steve Ditko has passed away. Ditko was 90 years of age and it is believed to have been a heart attack. He was found unresponsive in his apartment several days ago but the news only began circulating last night. Ditko was the co-creator of the Amazing Spider-Man who first appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 and Doctor Strange whose first appearance was in “Strange Tales” #110 Both characters began their eventually historic adventures back in 1963. Stan Lee was the other side of this co-creative coin in case you didn’t already know that. I’ve snagged the two incredible issues down below for you.

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“Amazing Fantasy” #15

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Opening: “Ant-Man & The Wasp” in Theaters Everywhere (7/6/2018)

Now that the holiday weekend is past us, its time to get small again and I mean down to Ant-Man size as the sequel to his film opens today with “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. As you might already know, he was not a part of the recent “Avengers: Infinity War” which means that film took place AFTER the events that we shall be enjoying in this feature. Let’s get a look at the theatrical release poster, premise and casting to gear you up and in case you missed them on the racks, its still probably possible to get your hands on the issues of the “Ant-Man and The Wasp” themed True Believers comics from Marvel. Just ask your local retailer about them and use THIS POST as a guideline.

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The Premise:
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, when Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, requiring him to team up with van Dyne as the new Wasp.
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Playmates Toys New “Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions” @ San Diego Comic Con 2018

I’ve begun showcasing the assorted awesome that will be available at this years Comic Con International: San Diego convention but you can call it SDCC for short since I so don’t like typing that long name over and over. To keep this one simple, here is the brand-new Voltron: Legendary Defender set from Playmates Toys. Check it out.

Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lion Assortment Set Overview: To achieve Hyper-phase mode, the Voltron team taps into Princess Allura’s unique connection to the Quintessence to imbue the Lions with energy, upgrading their weapons and supercharging the Lions!

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Product Features:
· Prepare for the complete Voltron experience!
· The Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions are fully articulated, with unique projectile launchers for stand-alone play – and they can also transform and combine with the other Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions to form a 16″ fully articulated Voltron figure!
· Each Lion has all new designs, is highly articulated and includes a unique speeder and pilot.
· The Blue, Red, Green and Yellow Lions come with distinct weapons like the Blue Lion’s Hydro Cannon and the Red Lion’s Magma Disc launcher!
· The Black Lion has lights, phrases and sound effects from the show!
· Unlock over 50 sounds by combining all 5 Legendary Lions to form 16″ Voltron for out of this world fun!

MSRP: $129.99 for the 5-piece box set

Available from the following Comic Con vendors:
ThinkGeek/Gamestop – Booth 3349
Toynk Toys – Booth 815/4437
Entertainment Earth – Booth 2343
Trendsetters/Sure Thing Toys – Booth 4730

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: With the holiday just having passed us, I will only say this – “I have a lot to catch up to” and with that let’s close up by saying how awesome this new Voltron set is. Sure its a tad pricey but its five different components and they all look to be rather sturdy and its big. You get what you pay for my friends and you sure don’t want to miss out on this one if you are attending the convention. We don’t get to SDCC which is a shame but we do NYCC so yeah. What do you think of this exclusive Voltron? Chime in down below and be sure to absorb the rest of the images below our links.

Official Websites:
Playmates Toys: https://playmatestoys.com/

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