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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile

I went to the local Dollar General to do some browsing earlier this afternoon and I was a little surprised that they had their shelves stocked with Valentine's Day merchandise already. I did pick up a few items that I will hopefully showcase in February. I also picked up the Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile. This is a bit different than the Arkham Asylum Batmobile from Hot Wheels. The biggest difference is that this one has more of a matte black finish instead of the glossy black. The packaging is different too since this one belongs to the HW City series. The back of package is mostly devoted to the Hot Wheels Showdown scan & race game (there is a code to start the race but I have nothing to scan it with so it is pretty worthless to me). The bottom of the diecast car is black instead of chrome and has 2010 on it. The price was a whopping $1.30, which is still cheaper than their Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles that are selling for five bucks.
Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile still in package
Here is a close up:
Close up of Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile still in package
Here is the top view of the Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile:
Top of Hot Wheels HW City 2015 Batman Arkham Asylum Batmobile still in package

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Haul Part 5: Superman Words T-shirt

The final geek-related item that I received as a Christmas gift was this long sleeved Superman words t-shirt. As you can tell the s-shield is made up entirely of red and yellow words related to the Man of Steel. The long sleeves and collar are red while the rest is dark blue. There is no year or company printed on the t-shirt but it was made in Haiti and is an XL (46/48). It was purchased by my mother at the local Walmart for about ten dollars.
Front of Superman words t-shirt
Here is a picture of me wearing the Superman words t-shirt along with my favorite hoodie:
Me wearing the Superman words t-shirt

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Haul Part 4: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tribute

I received this Special Newsweek Edition: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tribute magazine as a Christmas gift this year. The front cover features the five captains from the different tv shows plus the rebooted Kirk from the new movies:
Front cover of Special Newsweek Edition: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tribute magazine
The back cover features a classic picture of Leonard Nimoy as Spock:
Back cover of Special Newsweek Edition: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tribute magazine

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Haul Part 3: Hot Wheels Star Trek: Sulu

I received this Hot Wheels Star Trek: Sulu diecast car also for Christmas this year. It is the Midnight Otto with a cartoon picture of him on both sides and the Enterprise on the roof. The front of the package features Sulu saying "Captain! I'm picking up an object of planetary size on the sensors!"
Front of Hot Wheels Star Trek: Sulu
The back of the package features a look at all of the vehicles in the series that includes: 1988 Jeep Wagoneer (Uhura), '49 Ford C.O.E (Kirk), Custom '52 Chevy (Scotty), '38 Dodge Airflow (McCoy), Midnight Otto (Sulu) and '59 Chevy Delivery (Spock):
Back of Hot Wheels Star Trek: Sulu

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Haul Part 2: Hot Wheels Falcon

I received this Hot Wheels Falcon diecast car as a Christmas present this year. It is #8 in the series from 2014.
Front of 2014 Hot Wheels Falcon
The back of the package only shows Venom, Hulkbuster Iron Man and Ant-Man Hot Wheels diecast cars:
Back of 2014 Hot Wheels Falcon

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Haul Part 1: Hot Wheels Black Widow

Along with the usual socks and underwear, I did receive some comic book-related Christmas presents. I will be posting them over the next few days instead of dumping them all in one post. First up is the Hot Wheels Black Widow from 2014, which is #18 in the series:
Front of 2014 Hot Wheels Black Widow
The back of the package shows only Thor, Captain America and Iron Man Hot Wheels diecast cars:
Back of 2014 Hot Wheels Black Widow

Friday, December 25, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015: Nords Hereos of the North

Merry Christmas to everyone. I have been playing Nords: Heroes of the North fantasy online game on Facebook a lot this month. I keep getting attacked because I only have two friends but it's fun to build up the fighting force and buildings.
Christmas at Nords: Heroes of the North online game

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 24: Superman and Santa T-shirt

Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday this year so this is a good time to post a red t-shirt featuring Superman stuffing Santa Claus down a chimney. Actually, it's the cover of Action Comics #105 (February 1947). While it might be too late to get this in time for Christmas this year, you can always get it for next year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 21: Commander Decker Socks

I actually got these Commander Decker socks as a Christmas present in 1979:
1979 Commander Decker socks from Star Trek The Motion Picture
I only wore them once because he was never my favorite character from Star Trek: The Motion Picture but my sister couldn't find Ilia or Spock socks. I'm surprised that I still have them tucked in the back of my sock drawer for all these years.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 20: Mini Trix With PZ-4CO

I did manage to find a limited edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens version of Mini Trix with the silly rabbit dressed as Princess Leia:
Front of Mini Trix Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015 box
The back of the cereal box features the same secret message from BB-8 that was found on the limited edition Honey Nut Cheerios box:
Back of Mini Trix Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015 box
I found an all blue PZ-4CO droid viewer inside the box of cereal:
Front of PZ-4cO droid viewer
This droid viewer has the light source screen on the back:
Back of PZ-4cO droid viewer
You can see a picture of PZ-4CO from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by looking at the peep hole in the bottom.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 19: Star Wars Honey Nut Cheerios With BB-8

General Mills put out a limited edition Star Wars: The Force Awakens version of their cereals this year in time for Halloween. I didn't get them all before Halloween since our local Walmart's didn't carry them all and the ones they did carry didn't hit the shelves until the first week of November. The first one that I did pick up was Honey Nut Cheerios with Buzz dressed up as Darth Vader on the front:
Front of Honey Nut Cheerios Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015 box
The back of the box features a secret message from BB-8 plus a look at the six droid viewers found within the limited edition boxes:
Back of Honey Nut Cheerios Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015 box
I got lucky and ended up pulling an all orange BB-8 droid viewer from the box:
Front of BB-8 droid viewer
The name of BB-8 is on the back in case you didn't know which droid it was:
Back of BB-8 droid viewer
There is a peep hole on the bottom of the droid viewer so you can see a picture of BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It works best if you point the top towards a very bright light source.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 18: Animated Vixen Headed To Live Action Arrow

Yeah, everyone is buzzing about Star Wars: The Force Awakens today but I will not be seeing it on a big screen because this town still does not have a theater (the nearest one is thirty minutes away and I hate driving out of town after dark). The small screen buzz is that Megalyn Echikunwoke to Bring Animated Vixen to Life on CW’s Arrow. She’s likely to appear in the fifteenth episode this season which will air February 24th, 2016.
Megalyn Echikunwoke bringing animated Vixen to live action Arrow

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 16: Women's Star Wars T-shirts at SuperHeroStuff

SuperHeroStuff is having a sale on their women's Star Wars t-shirts so check them out if you are still hunting for that perfect Christmas gift to give the geeky girl in your life:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 12: Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain

Christmas came early to me yesterday afternoon thanks to Disney Movie Rewards. They offered a Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain for only 400 points. It was only available for a very limited time and I was able to snag one. He was made in Vietnam by Funko. Here is what he looks like still in the box:
Front of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain still in the box
Left side of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain still in the box
Back of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain still in the box
Right side of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain still in the box
He is very hard to stand up on his own with the keychain ring still attached. I still had trouble standing him up on his tiny feet even without it. He stands at 1 1/2" tall and he has a really loose bobble head. Here is what he looks like out of the box and without the keychain ring:
Front of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain out of the box
Left side of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain out of the box
Back of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain out of the box
Right side of Captain America Pocket Pop Keychain out of the box
He will be displayed in the box next to the Iron Man Pocket Pop Keychain and the Hulk Pocket Pop Keychain that I also got from Disney Movie Rewards.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 11: X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

Christmas came early to fans of the Marvel mutants today with the release of the first official X-Men: Apocalypse trailer:
The movie opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 9: Scarlet Witch #1

I never said that all of the Christmas posts were going to be totally about the holiday. This is actually more of a Women Wednesday post for Countdown to Halloween but I couldn't do it back in October because The Scarlet Witch #1 just hit the stands. This is a cool horror comic book from Marvel Comics.
Cover of The Scarlet Witch #1 from Marvel Comics
Wanda is living in Paris and often talks with the ghost of Agatha:
Page 9 of The Scarlet Witch #1 from Marvel Comics
She has an interesting costume that she still wears in public:
Page 10 of The Scarlet Witch #1 from Marvel Comics
I love the artwork when she performs her magic:
Page 17 of The Scarlet Witch #1 from Marvel Comics
I'm really digging this first issue and can't wait until the next one.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 6: Hooded Punisher Union Suit

The hooded Punisher union suit would be great to wear while lounging around the house and watching all of the movies featuring the character from Marvel Comics. The attached feet has threads so you don't slip and fall.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 5: Hooded Stormtrooper Union Suit

When I think of union suits, I always think of the red ones with a flap in the back. They are usually worn under clothes to stay warm in colder weather. There is now a hooded Stormtrooper union suit. They also have attached feet with threads on them so you don't slip. I don't think you will want to wear one out in public but they would be cool to lounge around the house while watching a Star Wars movie marathon. Unfortunately, they don't have a back flap.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 3: Superman Symbol Jumble Sweater

Feel like a Man of Steel for Christmas while wearing this Superman symbol jumble sweater. Unfortunately, a cape and super powers are not included.
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New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Finally, here is the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer and it rocks:

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Day 2: Wonder Woman Old Glory Sweater

If you have fans of the Amazonian Princess on your Christmas list, then you need to get them the Wonder Woman Old Glory sweater. It features her silhouette in red, white and blue; stars and stripes on the sleeve and her symbol in red on the back.
Note: This is a sponsor post so help me make a little extra cash this holiday season and buy one for everyone on your Christmas list this year.

Women Wednesday: Ten Things You Need To Know About Hawkgirl

10 Things You Need To Know About Hawkgirl makes for good reading today.
Click here to read 10 Things You Need To Know About Hawkgirl