MARVEL UNVEILS NEW DETAILS ON TRIBUTE STATUE CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CAPTAIN AMERICA

 

Heroic 13-Foot Statue Debuts at San Diego Comic Con Before Journeying to Steve Rogers’ Birthplace of Brooklyn, NY

 

Marvel and Comicave Studios also issue new Custom Comic

Integrating the Statue into a new Captain America Story

 

Glendale, Calif. (July 20, 2016) – Since his creation in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Captain America has gone through numerous evolutions, but  always remains as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring Super Heroes. Kicking off a new phase of the year-long celebration of 75 years of Captain America, Marvel Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media have unveiled a slate of heroic activations taking place at San Diego Comic-Con and beyond to honor the First Avenger, along with a wide range of celebratory merchandise.

Headlining the Captain America 75thanniversary celebration, Marvel has collaborated with high-end collectibles maker Comicave Studios to create a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue that will be displayed at the Marvel booth #2329 at Comic-Con International on July 20. Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. The statue will continue to stand tall on the show floor throughout San Diego Comic-Con for photo ops with fans, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase. Plus, a custom comic book was created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling.  This one-of-a-kind comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.

 Following SDCC, the commemorative statue will journey via truck across the country to Brooklyn, NY – the hometown of Steve Rogers – for a limited engagement in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Fans can follow the truck along its cross-country route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and StyledByMarvel Instagram. The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two-week temporary installation, kicking off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, which will be airing four Captain America-focused movies every Wednesday from July 20th to August 10th.

“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75thanniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”

 After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.

“Since 1941 Captain America has remained one of the most influential Super Heroes in comic book history,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “He has evolved as a character throughout the years, but remains constant as a moral compass within the Marvel Universe and leader of the Avengers. The tribute statue and other activations are the perfect way to honor 75 years of this iconic Super Hero and to celebrate the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.”

Also joining the 75th celebration at San Diego Comic-Con are Marvel’s leading merchandise partners including Hasbro, Funko, and Jakks Pacific who will be commemorating “Cap” through new collectibles. As previously announced, Comicave Studios will also be offering different scales of replicas of the bronze statue itself at San Diego Comic-Con.  Additional licensees including Mad Engine, Mighty Fine, Freeze, C-Life, Her Universe, What’s Your Passion, Nick Graham, Café Press, Jay Franco, Kiddesigns, HJC Helmets and more will all feature new Captain America merchandise at major retailers this Fall.  These collections will highlight Captain America’s iconic shield and cover categories including apparel and accessories for kids, women and men, home goods, electronics, and toys. There will even be new Brooklyn-themed artwork available for a range of apparel and accessories.

UNCLE MILTON DEBUTS MIND READING 20Q TOY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

UNCLE MILTON DEBUTS MIND READING 20Q TOY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

 

Test Your Doctor Who Knowledge and Find Out if Your Brain is Bigger on the Inside!

 

Attention Whovians! Uncle Milton is excited to introduce Doctor Who TARDIS 20Q, debuting to fans at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, under license from BBC Worldwide North America.Collectors will have the opportunity to see if they can use their Doctor Who knowledge to outsmart the TARDIS, and be the first to purchase the Doctor WhoTARDIS 20Q before it hits store shelves in September. Both Uncle Milton (booth #1034) and BBC AMERICA (booth #4129) will have limited quantities available for purchase at the show.

 

Doctor Who TARDIS 20Q utilizes the hugely popular online artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology and the electronic game from 20Q that can “read your mind.”Fans can travel through time as they test their Doctor Who knowledge from the TV show over its more than 50-year history! First, think of any being, place, or thing from the Doctor Who universe. Answer the questions on the TARDIS digital screen and be amazed as a real algorithm with artificial intelligence guesses what you’re thinking in 20 questions or less. If not, you win! The authentic TARDIS design features a light-up lantern and makes a great collectible display piece.

The Doctor Who TARDIS 20Q will be available nationwide beginning September, 2016. SRP $29.99. Ages 8+.

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Visit Uncle Milton at Comic-Con International: San Diego booth #1034 and BBC America at booth #4129.

 

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Figure from Playmates Toys –  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Bebop with Trike


San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Figure from Playmates Toys –  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Bebop with Trike

You’re going to need a big bike to move this warthog around! Bebop’s trike has enough power to take on the Ninja Turtles. As seen in the recent film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, this chopper was created by Paul Jr. Designs and comes equipped with two rocket grenade projectiles. It also features custom vacuum-metallized ‘chrome’ finishes, alternate deco Bebop and collector window box packaging with an outer sleeve. It’s a limited edition item with just 500 available exclusively for $30 each at San Diego Comic-Con (no online offering) from Thursday through Sunday at Nickelodeon’s booth –#4113.

 

Diamond Select Toys Reveal Panels and Events for Comic-Con International 2016

 
Comic-Con International in San Diego is one of the largest gatherings of toy lovers known to mankind, and every year DST leaps at the chance to interact with their customers at the event, as well as introduce themselves to new fans! This year, DST will be all over Comic-Con, with a booth (#2607) full of prototypes and exclusive toys, two panel presentations that break down our upcoming products, and they are once again taking over Taste & Thirst in the Gaslamp Quarter, turning the popular eatery into a hive of Alien goodness!

On Thursday, July 21, DST will open up their Alien Lounge at 715 4th Avenue (the home of Taste & Thirst on 4th) with a kick-off event from 11 PM to midnight, for ages 21 and up. Alien-themed door prizes will be given out at the kick-off, and the Lounge will be open all weekend, with numerous DST Alien products on display, as well as a photo backdrop featuring Alien Minimates for scary selfies! Stop by for a bite to eat – the chicken wings are to die for – and stay for the xenomorphic atmosphere!

On Saturday, July 23, DST will host the panel “Minimates Mini-Figures: Marvel, TMNT & Beyond” from 1:30 to 2:30 in Room 8 at the convention center. After a slide presentation, DST president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Brian Felgar will discuss what’s coming up for the long-running 2-inch Minimates mini-figure line and the 4-inch Vinimates vinyl line, including more Aliens, Predator, Gotham, and the reveal of Marvel Animated Minimates Series 3. Marketing supervisor Zach Oat will moderate the Q&A, and give out prizes for the best questions!

Then, on Sunday, July 24, DST will present “Inside DST: Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Marvel & More” from 3:00 to 4:00 in Room 24ABC. DST sculptor Eli Livingston and prototype painter Jason Wires will discuss upcoming action figures, statues, ships and banks from Star Trek, Gotham, Marvel, Justice League and more, and a slideshow of upcoming product will showcase unreleased items. Once again, DSTZach will moderate the Q&A and award prizes!

And in addition to the long list of exclusives that will be available at DST’s booth #2607 – including products based on Marvel, DC, Ghostbusters and Star Trek – there will also be two DST items on sale at the Entertainment Earth/Toys”R”Us booth, #2343. One is a marshmallow-covered Ghostbusters Select Ray Stanz figure, the companion to our Peter Venkman, and the other is an exclusive two-pack of Muppets Minimates, Kermit and Miss Piggy, in formal wear!

See you on the show floor! Next stop: New York Comic-Con!

 

MOTU vs Thundercats

MATTEL AND DC PRESENT HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS

 

The Power of Grayskull and The Sword of Omens Collide this October

 

It’s the epic crossover event 30 years in the making! He-Man and the Masters of the Universe team up with the ThunderCats to make comic book and pop culture history! Scheduled to debut in October and published by DC Entertainment, this monthly miniseries will embroil heroes and villains—Masters, Mutants and ThunderCats—in a mind-blowing six-part comic book saga!

 

The story will be brought to life by the writing team of Mattel Head Writer and Masters of the Universe Lead Creative Rob David and Supervising Producer Lloyd Goldfine, with all-star artist Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) handling interiors and cover art. 

 

“The Masters of the Universe and the ThunderCats are both global phenomena, beloved by millions. Teaming them up for one enormous story will prove to be a publishing event that fans simply cannot miss. This is something that transcends both comic book and pop culture,” said DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras.

 

“For everyone out there who took different action figures and teamed them up to take on the world, this one’s for you,” said co-writer Rob David, who recently wrote the storyline for the critically acclaimed He-Man: the Eternity War, published by DC Entertainment in 2015. 

 

“Writing this crossover event is the thrill of a lifetime, and Rob and I can’t wait to get started,” added co-writer Lloyd Goldfine. “You don’t wait 30 years and not go big!”

 

In his eternal desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, the evil Mumm-Ra quests for a weapon that can rival the legendary Sword of Omens: He-Man’s Sword of Power! But his dimension-spanning scheme launches a cataclysmic crisis that will, for the first time ever, unite Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro, WilyKit and WilyKat with He-Man, Battlecat, Teela, Man-At-Arms and the rest of the Masters of the Universe.

 

“The Power of Grayskull and the Great Eye of Thundera have aligned to make me the luckiest guy on all the earths!” explained artist Freddie E. Williams II. “He-Man and ThunderCats were my life when I was in grade school—family and friends knew I loved both cartoons so much. I used to pause episodes and draw from them, since they were so awesome. The He-Man/ThunderCatscrossover is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal and my fanboy dream come true! I’m having a blast!”

 

HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1 debuts October 5, 2016.

Welcome the new Ironman

It looked like Riri Williams was going to be the next War Machine, taking the spot of the recently deceased James Rhodes. But it turns out that the subplot involving the teenage genius will be going somewhere else entirely. Marvel says that Riri will be wearing red-and-gold power armor soon and becoming an Iron Person.

Aspen Comics To Present Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover

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Aspen Comics To Present Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover

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Marvel Comics and Aspen Comics have teamed up to present a never-before-used Michael Turner cover for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #15, colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald (Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade), limited to 3000 copies, exclusively available for pre-order starting today on June 21st on www.AspenStore.com at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern).

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In addition to the all-new colored cover, Aspen Comics will also be offering a special Amazing Spider-Man #15 Michael Turner black and white Artist Edition, limited to 1,500 copies.
Aspen strongly recommends purchasing the Amazing Spider-Man #15 AspenStore.com exclusive covers early as their most recent AspenStore.com exclusive variant sold out within hours.
Michael Turner and Aspen Comics collaborated with Marvel Comics before the legendary artist’s passing, creating a sought-after collection of rare Marvel Comics covers in existence such as Marvel’s Civil War, World Word Hulk, X-Men, Savage Wolverine, Fallen Son, Ultimate X, and more, marking this as the first released cover since 2007.
Amazing Spider-Man #15 is written by Dan Slott with art by Giuseppe Camuncolil and concludes the “Power Play” storyline. The book is in stores July 6th, 2016.

The Aspen Comics exclusive Amazing Spider-Man #15 variant cover is exclusively sold on www.AspenStore.com as well as limited quantities that will be made available at Comic Con International: San Diego 2016 at the Aspen Comics Booth #2321. Aspen strongly recommends arriving early to the Aspen Comics Booth to purchase these special edition exclusives.