Mezco Toyz Prepares To Thrill Fans With Annabelle and The Conjuring Merchandise
from Rob, August 28th, 2014 11:47 am, nycc 2014

Mezco Toyz Prepares To Thrill Fans With Annabelle and The Conjuring Merchandise



New York- Horror fans first entered the world of the paranormal investigation team the Warrens in 2013 with THE CONJURING. Terrified theatergoers couldn’t get enough of the twisted tale, helping it become one of the highest grossing horror films of all times according to Forbes magazine.


Annabelle, the doll so evil even the Warrens were afraid of her, now returns to the big screen in ANNABELLE, a film dedicated to her terrifying origin. First introduced in THE CONJURING, the upcoming ANNABELLE tells a tail filled with malevolent entities and killer cultists.



Mezco Toyz is no stranger to the world of the bizarre, the shapeless form in the shadows, and the whisper in the dark…so clearly there is no better choice for a producer of THE CONJURING and ANNABELLE merchandise.


Mezco’s award winning design team has already begun creating an Annabelle version of their world record holding Living Dead Dolls, and has many more scares tucked away for the future.


Mezco’s unholy collectibles of the damned will arrive in stores in late 2014.

ANNABELLE arrives in theatres in October 2014.

Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1855.


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The Dark Knight Rises for New York Comic Con & New York Super Week
from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:44 pm, comic book, nycc

The Dark Knight Rises for New York Comic Con & New York Super Week

ReedPOP and DC Comics have officially charged award-winning artist, Francis Manapul, known for his work on, The Flash, Justice League, Witchblade and The Necromancer with the epic task of creating the official NYCC poster!

The custom design NYC feature takes Batman off the streets of Gotham city and casts his iconic image over a map of the five boroughs —  the home of his creation in 1939.

The exclusive poster that will be featured across NYCC advertising, comic retail locations and as the NYCC ad within the DC books.


New York Super Week

NYSW is a 10 day long festival with over 60 nerdy, geeky, cool pop culture events across all five boroughs of NYC in the lead up to this year’s New York Comic Con!


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from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:41 pm, comic book


This year marks the first-ever MondoCon, which is an art festival running simultaneously with Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at the Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. MondoCon is an extension of the successful line of collectible prints illustrated by up-and-coming artists, and curated and sold by Mondo, which itself began as an offshoot of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

We are proud to partner with MondoCon on an exclusive variant cover for Big Trouble in Little China #1, featuring art by Tyler Stout. The image was first used as the official poster of Butt-Numb-A-Thon 9 at the Alamo Drafthouse in 2007. With its cover printed on card-stock paper, the limited variant is available for purchase only through Mondo at MondoCon. Take a look at the cover:

BTILC #1 Mondo Variant

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 MondoCon Exclusive Cover by Tyler Stout



Next week on September 3rd, Big Trouble in Little China #4 hits comic shops. It will mark the fourth and final image in Joe Quinones’ (Captain Marvel) series of connecting covers. These covers are all 1 in 10 chase variants for their respective issues (which means for every 10 copies of the main cover, you can find one of these), so each variant is rare, and collecting all four even more rare. Here’s what the covers look like once connected:

BTILC Quinones Connecting Covers

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1-4 Connecting Covers by Joe Quinones

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from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:39 pm, comic book


Today marks the release of the second of our Deluxe reprints of classic BOOM! Studios titles, the Talent Deluxe Edition trade paperback. This follows this past June’s release of The Savage Brothers Deluxe Edition trade paperback. The Deluxe editions reprint the titles in full comic size (they were originally printed in 6″ x 9″ digest size) and sport brand-new covers.

Written by Christoper Golden (Sons of Anarchy) and Tom Sniegoski (The Goon), illustrated by a then-unknown Paul Azaceta (Outcast), and featuring a new cover  by Azaceta for this edition, Talent is the story of Nicholas Dane, the miraculous sole survivor of a plane crash. As mysterious men arrive to kill him, Dane discovers he can channel the different talents of the crash victims. Here’s the new cover:

Talent Deluxed Edition TP

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 MondoCon Exclusive Cover by Tyler Stout


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OLA XOXO #4 Preview
from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:29 pm, comic book


Siya Oum – Story & Art

Aspen’s newest hit series continues!

The Wasteland Trading Company arrives in the town on Sinmora, where they find their fair share of alcohol and debauchery to satisfy their thirst for action. However, as is often the case in the Wasteland, they bite off more than they can chew, as they learn of a place that no merchant has yet to return from alive, a mysterious site that piques Lola’s curiosity—even if the risk of exploration could mean her life!

One of 2014’s most exciting debuts, LOLA XOXO is ready to take you on an incredible adventure unlike any other!

LOLA XOXO #4 is in stores September 3rd, 2014!

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from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:21 pm, comic book

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JT Krul – Story / V. Ken Marion – Art

It’s the final showdown as PJ finds himself facing off against his new girlfriend, Alori, for the championship! Little does he know that she’s in the employ of Abel, the mastermind who is about to make his dangerous move against Benoist – one that could be the end of Papa Bear forever!

ALL NEW SOULFIRE #7 is in stores September 3rd, 2014!


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from Bill, August 27th, 2014 9:13 pm, comic book


Butterfly #1
BUTTERFLY #1 Cover by Phil Noto

August 25,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - There’s nothing like a good spy thriller that explores deeply flawed and morally complex characters. Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the September debut of Butterfly, a new four-issue series that explores the true nature of people who devote themselves to covert ops and the solitude, deceit, and violence that comes with that life. Screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased), writer Marguerite Bennett (Sleepy Hollow, Batgirl), and artist Antonio Fuso (G.I. Joe: Cobra) explore the espionage genre and the complexity of family drama within a web of global conspiracy.

Butterfly lands right in our sweet spot as a publisher,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The spy genre has always been a favorite of ours and this series stands out as a highlight amongst our work in that field. With Butterfly, we take a look at a father and daughter who are completely estranged due to the toll of the spy lifestyle. What I love most about this series is that Arash and Marguerite have managed to tell a patient story deeply rooted in character and still maintain the intense action of a spy thriller. While reading the first issue some of their small touches reminded of what I love about the work of John le Carré, J.J. Abrams’ Alias, and the Bourne franchise. Antonio Fuso’s stark and stylized art is an incredible compliment to a very promising series.”

Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents—no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she’s unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

Archaia’s Butterfly #1 arrives in comic shops on September 24th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140987. The issue ships with a card-stock cover by Phil Noto (Black Widow). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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from Bill, August 27th, 2014 8:58 pm, Toys



CORBIN, Ky., August. 17, 2014—Toy Vault, Inc., is proud to announce that they have teamed up with game designers Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim of Tortuga and Belfort fame, to bring you a laugh-out-loud-funny party game – ‘But Wait, There’s More!’!

In ‘But Wait, There’s More!’ Each player has 30 seconds to perform a sales pitch for a product with unique features; one feature is chosen by the player, and the other is drawn randomly! You could be pitching a microwave with a splatter-free design and powerful vacuum action, or maybe a bicycle with attached safety leash that makes delicious yogurt in seconds! There’s virtually no end to the crazy products you’ll be pitching!   At the end of each round, players secretly vote on their favorite pitch. After three rounds, if you have the highest score, you win! It’s so simple, even your best friend’s neighbor’s aunt’s cousin thrice-removed can do it!

But Wait, There’s More!’ ships with over 200 mini-sized cards; 150 Feature cards, 50 Product cards, 60 Vote cards, 1 “Tell us more!” card, as well as 5 full sized Company cards. The game also includes a 30 second sand timer and handy set of rules, all neatly packed in a great looking box!  All for the low, low price of $24.99!  Look for it this winter at your favorite game retailer, or get in on the fun early by pledging in our Kickstarter campaign, running though September 5th:

A successful campaign will unlock the first expansion, a 40 card add-on pack title ‘Thats the Best Part!’, as well as several 10 card mini-expansions covering new categories such as Superheroes, Video Games, and Fantasy RPG’s.


About Toy Vault, Inc.

Toy Vault, Inc, founded in 1998, designs and manufactures high quality products for the toy, game, and novelty market.  Toy Vault has an aggressive design and product-research department that consistently provides the newest and hottest-selling products within the industry.  The company utilizes a highly skilled sales force to penetrate all levels of retail.


Toy Vault’s key strengths include the ability to deliver a competitive product while maintaining high quality, flexibility and expertise in tailoring product to individual retailers large and small, and the ability to create unique and compelling designs.


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