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Monday, November 26, 2012

Superman Saves Shoppers In Times Square Toys-R-Us

Black Friday was brutal this year for some idiot eager for a deal drove his vehicle into the Toys-R-Us in Times Square. Luckily, Superman was on hand to save the shoppers:
Superman at Times Square Toys-R-Us
You can read the full article and view the complete picture here.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thrift Store Finds: Superman Mugs From 2006

I found two different Superman mugs from 2006 for a dollar each at a local thrift store on Saturday morning. I grabbed them up as soon as I spotted them on the shelf for finding anything with the Man of Steel around here seems to be rare nowadays. Both mugs are white with comic images so the blue tint is because I used a blue background instead of my usual white.

The first Superman mug has him in two different poses with one side showing him charging with his arms spread out:
Superman 2006 mug #1 side a
The other side shows the Man of Steel with his arms crossed and looking like he hasn't had his coffee yet:
Superman 2006 mug #1 side b
The second Superman mug only has one side of him flying with a determined look on his face:
Superman 2006 mug #2 side a
The other side shows his familiar chest symbol:
Superman 2006 mug #2 side b
The bottom of both Superman mugs shows that they were made in 2006 by Monogram:
Bottom of Superman 2006 mug

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving And Sweet Sides At Superhero City

Wow, Superhero City went all out for Thanksgiving this year. They are offering Thanksgiving as a Free Movement card:
Thanksgiving Free Movement card at Superhero City
Plus you can receive a special Sweet Sides card:
Sweet Sides card at Superhero City
But you have to collect these three Sweet Sides Special Edition cards first:
Sweet Sides Special Edition cards at Superhero City
I actually had enough Merit Points this time to get the collection.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Retro Set At Superhero City

I think this may be my first Thanksgiving related post but I just had to show the Thanksgiving Retro Set at Superhero City:
Thanksgiving Retro Set at Superhero City

Monday, November 19, 2012

Familiar Super Suit At Vampire Wars

Vampire Wars has two fabled abilities in their Sacred Halls: Freedom to Fly and Insane Strength. Both picture a familiar super suit but with a V instead of a S. I love the artwork depicting Vampireman:
Freedom to Fly at Vampire Wars
Insane Strength at Vampire Wars

Friday, November 16, 2012

Twinkies Ad Featuring Batman And The Mummy

With the news of Hostess Brands closing for good, this seems like a good time to take a look at an ad for Twinkies featuring Batman and the Mummy from The Joker #1 (May 1975):
Twinkies 1975 ad featuring Batman and the Mummy
Yes, I ate my fair share of Twinkies while growing up and they will be missed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swamp Thing At Superhero City

Superhero City pays tribute to DC's Swamp Thing twice. The first is with a new Speed of the Green card, which is now on sale:
Speed of the Green banner at Superhero City
Speed of the Green card at Superhero City
The second tribute is a new mascot named Swampy:
Swampy mascot banner at Superhero City
Swampy mascot at Superhero City

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Vertigo Looses Hellblazer

Looks like Vertigo's longest-running comic Hellblazer is being canceled in February, 2013 with #300 before DC Comics launches Constantine in March with a new #1. Kind of sad really but makes sense since he is a main player in Justice League Dark.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Women Wednesday: Katana Will Be Busy In 2013

Katana will be busy in 2013 for she will be part of the new rebooted Justice League of America #1, her own solo series and will appear in the upcoming Beware The Batman animated series.
New DC 52 Katana

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sad Day For Players Of Vampire Wars

Vampire Wars is one of 4 Zynga Games Shutting Down. I will be saying goodbye to my vampire, Jonathan Collins, when the game shuts down for good on December 5, 2012. I will admit that I haven't played the game on a daily basis but the favor points where hard to get. I had a lot of blood but I couldn't do much with them. Here are five pictures of Jonathan Collins:
Jonathan Collins in Vampire Wars
Jonathan Collins in Vampire Wars for Saint Patrick's Day
Jonathan Collins with first gargoyle in Vampire Wars
Jonathan Collins with second gargoyle in Vampire Wars
Jonathan Collins with third gargoyle in Vampire Wars

Monday, November 05, 2012

Barnabas Collins' Confession In Dark Shadows #9

Halloween may be over but Dynamite's Dark Shadows is still going strong. Issue #9 has a another cool cover by Francesco Francavilla:
Cover of Dark Shadows #9 by Francesco Francavilla
My favorite part is when Quentin Collins asks Barnabas Collins how many times he has used his mind-controlling trick. The vampire actually confesses that he has lost count.
Barnabas Collins' confession in Dark Shadows #9

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Huntress On Arrow

I was going to save this for this week's Women Wednesday but then I figured I better post it today before I forgot about it because it is so horrible. 1st look at Arrow's revenge-seeking Huntress in costume shows a picture from Entertainment Weekly. Sorry, but this costume is so generic that it fails big time. At least add a little color instead of just black.
The Huntress on Arrow

Saturday, November 03, 2012

McDonald's Young Justice Mini Skateboard #4: Superman

I went to McDonald's earlier this afternoon and picked up a cheeseburger Happy Meal. To my surprise, they had the new Young Justice toys in stock. There are six mini skateboards based on the cartoon and I received the fourth one, which is Superman. The others include Batman, Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash and Aqualad. I would have liked to see Miss Martin and some of the girls on the team featured but McDonald's seem to insist on only boy superheroes for their boys only toys nowadays. The bottom of the Superman mini skateboard has a picture of him while the top has the Young Justice logo. I like the transparent blue wheels.
McDonald's Young Justice mini skateboard #4: Superman still in package
Bottom of McDonald's Young Justice mini skateboard #4: Superman
Top of McDonald's Young Justice mini skateboard #4: Superman
The Happy Meal box had only one panel devoted to Young Justice with the "Get on your feet to defeat the villains" in large text. The question in the upper right corner is "What super hero feats can your feet do every day?" followed by "Run and leap", "Jumping jacks" and "Scooter, skate or bike". Kid Flash and Superboy appear on the upper left corner while Aqualad in on the opposite side.A punch out Robin with the following instructions "Give Robin a leg up! Punch him out, put your fingers in the holes & make him run and skate."
Young Justice side panel from McDonald's Happy Meal
Top of Young Justice side panel from McDonald's Happy Meal
Bottom of Young Justice side panel from McDonald's Happy Meal
The current girls only toys are based on the Littlest Pet Shop. The next Happy Meal toy line will be based on the movie, The Rise of the Guardians, which will not be gender specific.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Thrift Store Finds: McDonald's Brave & Bold Plastic Man

I made the rounds to the local thrift stores earlier this afternoon. I have not been to them for the past few weeks. Right off the bat I found a bag for a quarter that had a Plastic Man action figure from McDonald's Batman: The Brave and the Bold Happy Meal in 2010. His arms and legs are bendable, which is a good thing when you are trying to make him stand up. Plastic man's right hand is a giant fist while his left is a giant mallet. Only his head and arms rotate 360 degrees.
Front of McDondald's Brave & Bold Plastic Man
Back of McDondald's Brave & Bold Plastic Man
Close up of McDondald's Brave & Bold Plastic Man
A Mickey Mouse in tuxedo figurine was also in the bag and I believe that he comes from the McDonald's Disneyland World Happy Meal line:
McDonald's Brave & Bold Plastic Man with Mickey Mouse
Not shown is a cheap small plastic butterfly slinky. Overall, not a bad buy for twenty-five cents.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man PEZ

Happy All Saints Day! In case you didn't get enough candy for Halloween last night, I decided to save a post about my month old Amazing Spider-Man PEZ for today. I picked him up on a road trip to Hastings for $1.99. He came with packs of strawberry-vanilla and raspberry-lemon candy (neither had much of a taste really). I like the long-legged spider on the chest and the gold lenses so you know that this is the new movie version, which I have yet to see.
Front of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ still in package
Back of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ still in package
Amazing Spider-Man PEZ with candy
Front of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ
Right side of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ
Back of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ
Left side of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ
Front close-up of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ head
Left side close-up of Amazing Spider-Man PEZ head
Unfortunately, Hastings did not have the Lizard PEZ so I can not post about it.