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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Young Justice Mini Skateboard #3: Superboy

I picked up a bag stuffed with oddball figures at the local thrift store a few weeks ago for a dollar. Among them was this McDonald's Young Justice mini skateboard #3: Superboy that originally came out in 2012:
Top view of McDonald's Young Justice Superboy mini skateboard
Bottom view of McDonald's Young Justice Superboy mini skateboard
This is pretty cool thrift store find since I already have the Superman mini skateboard.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Charlie Cox Named Netflix's Daredevil

Big news for fans of the Man Without Fear for Charlie Cox will play him according to Marvel-Netflix Casts Matt Murdock/Daredevil:
Charlie Cox named Netflix's Daredevil
(Picture courtesy of Newsarma)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Official Title Revealed as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

The sequel to 2013's Man of Steel will be Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice set to be released in 2016. Here is the logo with the title:
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Photo courtesy of Newsarama

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Women Wednesday: Claudia Christian In The Batmobile

I have been a fan of Claudia Christian ever since she appeared in the science fiction tv series, Babylon Five. Here is a picture of her in the 1966 Batmobile:
Claudia Christian in the Batmobile
Picture courtesy of Claudia Christian Fan Page.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The End of Superhero City

Today is a sad day for me. I read the following message on Superhero City's Facebook page:

Capital Gamers,

Today is the day.

At precisely 1:27pm Pacific Time the servers have been shut down. Age of Champions, Superhero City, and Supreme Heroes will be preserved in the archives of EA and within the hearts of everyone these games have touched.

These games launched dozens of careers, thousands of friendships, a marriage, some headaches, a few babies, and our Capital Games Empire into the world.

We hope to see you around Heroes of Dragon Age and any other games we are set to release in the future. Thank you all. Its been a truly wonderful and emotional ride.

-The Capital Games Team

I knew it was coming but it is still a shock to see such a good superhero game end. I believe I got my character up to level 1146 the last time I played. Here is my character from Superhero City in animated form:
Shadow Avenger from Superhero City
Shadow Avenger from Superhero City

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Young Justice Batman

Yes, I originally posted about getting a 2011 McDonald's Young Justice Batman here. I found another along with a bunch of other Happy Meal toys in a bag at the local thrift store for a dollar. Here are better pictures of him with his cape down:
Front of McDonald's Young Justice Batman with cape down
Here he is with his cape up:
Front of McDonald's Young Justice Batman with cape up
Here's the back view of the Batflapper:
Back of McDonald's Young Justice Batman

Monday, May 05, 2014

Thrift Store Find: Glow In The Dark Venom

Remember all those toys from McDonald's The Brave and the Bold Happy Meal that I posted about last week? Well, this 2006 glow in the dark Venom from Hasbro was also in the same dollar bag with them that I picked up at a local thrift store. He is a tie-in for the Spider-Man 3 movie and only his eyes and teeth glows. I would have liked this better if his pink tongue or if the webbing on his costume would have also glowed.
Front view of glow in the dark Venom action figure
Here's the back view:
Back view of glow in the dark Venom action figure
The glow in the dark Venom is very easy to stand and he has a lot of articulation. I do believe that I already picked him up before at a thrift store and misidentified him here.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

PCH Super Hero Comic Books Plus Graphic Novel

My Superhero Comic Books plus graphic novel grab bag arrived from Publishers Clearing House (PCH) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. We got a nice mix with some comics from DC Comics and various independent comic publishers. Unfortunately, there was nothing from Marvel Comics. I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet so no reviews.
Cover of Bloodshot #11 from Valiant
First up is Bloodshot #11 (December 1993) from Valiant Comics. The only other issue that I have in this series is #3.
Front cover of G.I. Joe #16 from Devil's Due Publishing
Back cover of G.I. Joe #16 from Devil's Due Publishing
Next up is G.I. Joe #16 (October 2006) from Devil's Due Publishing. I have no other issues of this series from this publisher.
Cover of Justice League International #62 from DC Comics
I also received Justice League International #62 (March 1994) from DC Comics. This joins #20 and #21 that I already have.
Front cover of Robotech: The Macross Saga #5 from Comico
Robotech: The Macross Saga #5 (August 1985) from Comico was also included. I have never read an issue of this comic based on the cartoon series.
Back cover of Robotech: The Macross Saga #5 from Comico
I also have never seen an episode of Robotech: The Macross Saga.
Wraparound cover of Robotech: The Macross Saga #5 from Comico
I love the wraparound cover.
Front cover of Spawn Batman graphic novel from Image Comics
Finally, the graphic novel that I received was Spawn Batman (1994) from Image Comics. While I only have three issues of Spawn (#1, 2, 116), I do have a lot issues of Batman and related titles.
Back cover of Spawn Batman graphic novel from Image Comics
Overall, an interesting grab bag of comics from PCH. I was surprised at the choice for the graphic novel.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Brave & Bold Bat-Mite

This 2011 McDonald's The Brave and the Bold Happy Meal Bat-Mite figurine is actually the second one I found at a local thrift store (the first was posted here):
Front of McDonald's Brave & Bold Bat-Mite
He is mostly dark blue with some white, yellow, flesh and black. He stands only two inches tall and wobbles a little when I try to stand him up.
Back of McDonald's Brave & Bold Bat-Mite
At least the pictures of the newly found Bat-Mite figurine turned out better than that of the first one I found. Yes, this one was found in the same dollar bag with a bunch of other toys from The Brave and the Bold Happy Meal.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Legion of Superheroes Timberwolf

I admit that I didn't watch all of the Legion of Superheroes cartoon series when it was originally broadcast. I caught maybe a handful of episodes and liked it well enough. I picked up this 2007 McDonald's Legion Happy Meal Timberwolf a few weeks ago in a dollar bag at a local thrift store:
Front of McDonald's Legion Happy Meal Timberwolf
Looks like he is doing a jig. The paint job on this amazing with plenty of tan, brown and black.
Back of McDonald's Legion Happy Meal Timberwolf
Unfortunately, this Timberwolf figurine's feet are not flat so he is impossible to display. He can't even lean or sit on something.