Star Trek Turns 50 today and Star Trek:Missions was here last weekend.

Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and what an long time it has been since it debuted. Last weekend was the Star Trek: Missions convention in New York City and we got the chance to cover it. There were many booths and products for display including the NASA section which i found very interesting once i seen it. The NASA section had displays on the future satellites and jets and spaceships that are currently being developed along with stardust and other things that were from mars. Call me weird on this, but i actually like science.


The main floor for Star Trek: Missions had the set from the very first season of Star Trek and i spoke to an guy over there about it and he told me that there is an whole museum dedicated to Star Trek as well (click this link for more info http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Startrek.aspx)

There was also an section for the upcoming Playstation 4 version of Star Trek Online where players from all over the world can play which also has cross-platform capability to the PC and XBOX ONE version.


There were a few panels that i wanted to go to but i was only able to go to two and they were Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Next Generation. The original cast from both of those seasons were there to talk about their roles in their respective shows along with promoting Star Trek: Discovery which will be coming in 2017. 


And Finally here are cosplay pictures i have taken 



Overall, this was an great event but i think the panel room situation could have been handled better but i would come back next year.

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One:12 Collective Star Trek Sulu Figure

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From the original Star Trek series and the bridge of USS Enterprise NCC-1701 comes Chief Helmsman, Hikaru Sulu, one of the iconic series’ most celebrated crew members. The groundbreaking character of Mr. Sulu, portrayed by the inimitable George Takei, bravely guided the starship during its original five-year mission.

Sulu was originally the department head of Astrosciences; he was also an accomplished botanist, fencer, noted expert on projectile weapons, and pilot of “antique” aircraft. He assumed command of the ship on at least four occasions, repeatedly proving himself a skilled and valuable member of the Enterprise crew. Hikaru Sulu went on to become Captain of his own vessel and was honored with a holographic portrait in Starfleet Headquarters.

Digitally modeled to craft an exceptional actor likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, numerous accessories as well as interchangeable parts. This figure features a series accurate outfit to create an amazing collectable.

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The One:12 Collective Hikaru Sulu features:
-Real fabric uniform with accurate trim and insignia
– Incredible sculpted details capturing the likeness of this groundbreaking character
– Leather-look screen matched boots
Included with this figure:
– Regular head
– Alternate smiling head
– Fists (L & R)
– Posing hands (L & R)
– Phaser holding hand (R)
– Communicator/Tricorder holding hand (L)
– Sword holding hand (R)
– Communicator with flip up panel
– Tricorder with opening top section
– Phaser
– Fencing sword
– Away Team belt with holster for communicator and phaser
– Display base with posing post

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Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box with translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display. 

Release: June/July 2016

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On Sale Today: Past, Present and Future Products from DST!

It’s Back to the Future Day at your local comic shop, and in addition to all of the great Diamond Select Toys products already on sale there — including BTTF electronic time machines, Marty hats and OUTATIME license plates – DST is sending over even more cool stuff, because it’s also New Toy Day! Today finds new arrivals racing in from the past (Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures), the present (Ant-Man Movie Minimates Box Set) and the future (Star Trek TNG Worf Bank). So read on for details, then get in your DeLorean and race over to your local comic shop!

 
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Marvel Minimates Ant-Man Movie Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie of all time is almost here! This four-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s Ant-Man movie includes four different 2-inch mini-figures – Scott Lang as Ant-Man, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym and Yellowjacket! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152307, SRP: $19.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting the Select action figure treatment! The Select line is known for its detailed sculpts, larger scale and its diorama bases, and NBX promises to put all of those features to the test! Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie will make up the first series of figures, each sculpted to a 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Jack Skellington will come with a cemetery environment, Sally with a Halloweentown environment and alternate kneeling legs, and Oogie will come with a stone floor base and a removable face! Each figure will come packaged in the Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #APR152296, SRP: $149.94/case)
Jack Skellington Figure (Item #APR152293, SRP: $24.99)

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Sally Figure (Item #APR152294, SRP: $24.99)
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Oogie Boogie Figure (Item #APR152295, SRP: $24.99)

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Star Trek TNG Lt. Worf Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Where’s the safest place on the Enterprise? Right behind Worf! Make your money that safe by putting it inside this 7” vinyl bust bank depicting Star Trek’s most famous Klingon crew member, with his phaser at the ready. With detailed, bust-quality paint applications and a coin slot on his back, this functional collectible is torn between two cultures – does he belong to both, or neither? You decide! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Patrick Pigott! (Item #MAY152170, SRP: $22.99)

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Trek Out Your Workspace With a Captain Kirk Statue Bookend!

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(BALTIMORE, MD) – (September 8, 2015)- Captain James Tiberius Kirk, known throughout the galaxy for his fearless leadership and stunning good looks, can run a well-organized ship, and now he can keep your books organized with a PREVIEWS exclusive Captain Kirk bookend by Icon Heroes! This statue bookend is available to pre-order from the September PREVIEWS catalog and will be available to purchase from comic book specialty shops in early January.  

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The bookend is a remarkably detailed 10-inch tall statue cast in resin depicting Kirk sitting pensively in his famous captain’s chair. The bookend captures a stunning likeness of actor William Shatner in his costume from Star Trek: The Original Series, from his gold captain’s tunic down to his shiny black boots. As he ponders his journey, Kirk’s left hand toys with the intricately sculpted buttons on his iconic command chair.

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This gorgeous statue bookend is perfect for any Trekkie looking to add some authority to their bookshelves or office! The exclusive is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

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To pre-order the Captain Kirk Bookend priced at $135.00, use item code SEP152602 at your local comic book shop. Find and boldly go to a comic shop near you by visiting www.comicshoplocator.com.

Coming This Winter: New DC, Marvel, Walking Dead and Muppet Items from DST!

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Aliens Warrior Alien Ceramic Cookie Jar

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Cookie thieves mostly come out at night, mostly, so make sure your cookies are safe with this detailed ceramic cookie jar in the shape of a ferocious Alien Warrior from the sci-fi classic Aliens! Even if it doesn’t instantly send thieves running from the room, no one will dare lift the jar’s removable skullcap to get at the sweet, sweet cookies inside – there are way too many nasty things inside a xenomorph to take the risk! This approximately 12” tall cookie jar comes packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #AUG152314, SRP: $44.99)

 
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Batman The Animated Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Where does Batman get those wonderful toys? He saves up for them! In fact, if Batman used a piggy bank, it would probably be in the shape of the classic, streamlined Batmobile as seen in Batman: The Animated Series. This approximately 12” long vinyl bank looks like it just drove off the streets of animated Gotham City, and has a coin slot in the top and an access door underneath so you can save up for that grappling hook you’ve had your eye on. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152308, SRP: $29.99)

 
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Batman Animated Premier Collection Mad Love Harley Quinn Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for some Harley Quinn romance! The psychologist once known as Harleen Quinzel may have the hots for The Joker, but the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t always realize what he’s got! This 12” resin statue of Harley Quinn is based on her look in the timeless New Batman Adventures episode “Mad Love,” and depicts a dolled-up Harley wielding her mallet and pistol. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this statue is limited to 3,000 pieces and is a must-have item for any fan of Batman, Harley or the Joker himself. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #AUG152310, SRP $150.00)

 
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Batman Classic TV Series Batusi Batman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! We’ll say this for Batman, the caped crusader sure knows how to party! Based on the very first episode of the Batman Classic TV Series, this resin bust features Batman doing his “Batusi” dance moves, which soon became a pop-culture touchstone. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and featuring the likeness of actor Adam West, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG152312, SRP: $59.99)

 
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Justice League Animated Femme Fatales Wonder Woman PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s not your ordinary princess! As the daughter of the Amazon queen of Themyscira, Wonder Woman was granted strength and flight by the gods, and stands side-by-side with Batman and Superman as a member of the Justice League! This 9-inch-scale PVC statue of Wonder Woman is based on her appearance in the animated series Justice League, and has her placing a raised foot on a broken column, golden lasso at the ready. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152311, SRP: $45.00)

 
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Godzilla Jet Jaguar Vinyl Figural Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The robotic hero Jet Jaguar is now the next bank in DST’s line of vinyl Godzilla banks! Originally inspired by a fan submission to Toho Studios, the size-changing Jet Jaguar famously teamed up with Godzilla to fight Megalon and Gigan in 1973’sGodzilla vs. Megalon. Standing approximately 12 inches tall, this vinyl bank has a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door to remove your loose change. NOTE: Bank does not change size. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152323, SRP: $24.99)

 
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Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark Slimer Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to see one of DST’s most popular banks in a whole new light! Slimer, the slime-dispensing spud from the Ghostbusters movies is back, and this time, this engorged ghost glows in the dark! The original 8” vinyl bank has been given a glow-in-the-dark color scheme, so you can see Slimer hovering nearby in your room at night, but it still has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, so he can keep your spare change in his near-bottomless gullet. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152325, SRP: $24.99)

 
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IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! You only Liv twice! As a doctor who became a zombie, Liv Moore is the focus of the hit CW show iZombie, in which she solves crimes by eating the brains (and memories) of the victims. And now she’s the newest action figure from Diamond Select Toys! Sculpted in a 7” scale, this Liv Moore action figure includes an interchangeable chopsticks-holding hand, as well as a pipe, coffee cup, hot sauce bottle, and a delicious brain casserole. The figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

 
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Marvel Minimates Series 64 Secret Wars 2-Pack Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Secret Wars are upon us! With Earth transformed into a fractured Battleworld, with various regions pulled from a variety of alternate realities, DST has created an assortment of Marvel Minimates that spans the globe! From the Armor Wars world of Technopolis, Iron Man 2020 faces off with Ultron from the Age of Ultron’s Perfection! From the Wastelands, Old Man Logan takes on Dystopia’s Maestro Hulk, from Future Imperfect! From the world of Arcadia, A-Force’s Captain Marvel teams up with the new Thor, of the Thor Corps! And finally, A-Force’s Dazzler partners with New Quack City’s resident detective, Howard the Duck! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152318, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

 
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Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t pretty… except when it really is! The first statue in DST’s revived Marvel Premier Collection series is none other than Wolverine, captured unmasked and mid-stride in a snowy landscape. Meticulously sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this diorama piece depicts the X-Man and Avenger in his brown costume and leather jacket, standing approximately 9 inches tall, on a base that measures 10 inches by 15 inches. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #AUG152317, SRP: $199.99)

 
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Muppets Logos Collectable Pint Glasses

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to pour a beverage! It’s time to make some snacks! The Muppets are returning to television this fall, which means you’ll need to have a tall beverage handy for when your laugh muscles get sore. Make sure your drink is fully Muppified with these four different styles of Muppet logo pint glasses! Choose from the Muppet Show, Muppet Labs, Pigs in Space and the Electric Mayhem logos. Each glass ships in a full-color window box. Collect them all!

Muppet Show Glass (Item #AUG152321, SRP: $10.99)

Pigs in Space Glass (Item #AUG152322, SRP: $10.99)

Muppet Labs Glass (Item #AUG152320, SRP: $10.99)

Electric Mayhem Glass (Item #AUG152319, SRP: $10.99)

 
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Predator Minimates 2-packs Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Clear the LZ, because a chopperload of new Predator Minimates are coming in for a landing! The first assortment of Predator Minimate 2-packs features the original Predator movie’s Dutch vs. Unmasked Predator, Dillon vs. Masked Predator, Predator 2’s Harrigan vs. City Hunter Predator, and a rare one-per-case Mud-Covered Dutch vs. War Cry Predator! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152315, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

 
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Superman The Animated Series Supergirl Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Criminals of Metropolis beware! While she may not truly be Superman’s cousin, Kara In-Ze hails from the same region of space, making her strong, fast and tough under Earth’s yellow sun. So think twice before committing a crime within the city limits! This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Supergirl as she appeared on Superman: The Animated Series, striking a confident pose atop an architectural base. The bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152309, SRP: $59.99)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 3 Counter Display Asst.

A Diamond Select Release! TMNT fans are loving DST’s line of Ninja Turtle Minimates, and Series 3 kicks things up a notch! Featuring the four turtles in their Vision Quest outfits, this individually foil-bagged assortment also expands on the line’s mutant roster, with Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as rare, one-per-case figures of Ivan Steranko and Vision Quest Splinter! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each full-color counter display contains 18 foil-bagged Minimates, including a full set of all nine characters! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item # AUG152316, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

 
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Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! With the hit comic series expanding in new, shocking directions, and a new TV series on the air, there’s never been a better time to be a Walking Dead fan! This all-new assortment of comic-based Minimates mini-figures spans the time-jump, featuring “New Beginning”-era Carl with Sophia, “All-Out War”-era Rosita with Father Gabriel, Hilltop leader Gregory with a Forest Zombie, and a rare, one-per-case two-pack of new Hilltop leader Maggie Greene with a Forest Zombie! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 10-14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152324, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

 
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Offered Again:

Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Spock & Khan Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! With the 50thanniversary of Star Trek approaching at warp speed, the return of DST’s popular Star Trek Retro Action Figure line is highly logical! Back in stock for the first time in several years, this assortment of 8-inch, cloth-costumed figures includes Mr. Spock of the starship Enterprise, as well as the genetically superior Khan Noonien Singh, each packaged in a collector-friendly plastic clamshell with a full-color insert. Fill the holes in your Star Trek Retro collection, or start your crew from the ground up right here! (Item #AUG152331, SRP: $19.99/ea.)
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Marvel Super-Heroes Snap-Together Model Kits
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A Diamond Select Toys release! Assembling a model kit is now a snap! With these snap-together kits of Wolverine, Hulk and Spider-Man, you can assemble your favorite character with ease, then simply add paint! Wolverine stands atop a Sentinel head, is cast in yellow plastic with chrome claws, and has unmasked and masked head options! The Hulk is cast in both purple and green plastic, and has options for fists and open hands, so you can put different items in his hands to “throw” as he rampages on a rocky base! And Spider-Man is cast in both red and blue plastic, and can stand on a web base, or be hung on the wall! Hulk and Spidey are reproductions of classic 1979 kits! Each model is 1:8 scale, stands between 8 and 10 inches tall, and comes packaged in a full-color box with instructions.

Spider-Man model kit (Item #MAY121887, SRP: $29.99)

Hulk model kit (Item #MAR121670, SRP: $29.99)

Wolverine model kit (Item #JUN131966, SRP: $29.99)

 

Offered Again:

Marvel Super-Heroes Comic Scenes Reproduction Model Kits

A Diamond Select Toys release! Character model kits have been the rage since the boom of the 1960s, and DST is proud to bring back two of the first-ever Marvel model kits, depicting Captain America and Spider-Man! Based on the 1966 Aurora originals, these new editions are enlarged to 1:8 scale, and stand over 8-10 inches tall. Spider-Man, webbing up Kraven the Hunter from a staircase, is cast in red plastic, with a clear web diorama piece. Captain America and his battlefield diorama are cast in blue, with clear water splash pieces. Both require glue and paint for assembly, and each can be placed in front of a full-color cardboard backdrop to complete the scene! Both kits come packaged in a full-color, vintage-style “Comic Scenes” box, with a mini-comic book that contains instructions and an exclusive comic story! Re-create a piece of pop-culture history with your own hands!

Spider-Man model kit (Item #JAN111789, SRP: $34.99)

Captain America model kit (Item #FEB111669, SRP: $34.99)

 
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IDW ANNOUNCES STAR TREK LANDMARK ISSUE AND A NEW SERIES FOR 2015

IDW Announces Star TrekTM
Landmark Issue And A New Series For 2015
San Diego, CA (July 9, 2015) –Following this year’s Comic-Con launch of the epic crossover Star Trek/ Green Lantern comic book, IDW announced two more new comic book projects slated for 2015.

This October will see the release of Star Trek #50, marking one of the longest-running Star Trek comic-book series by any publisher. Mike Johnson continues his stint with this special anniversary issue that kicks off an epic, three-part adventure that will introduce the classic “Mirror/Mirror” storyline into the new film-based universe. Issue #50 will also boast additional bonus content, including behind-the-scenes looks at the entire 50-issue run, along with hints about where the series is going. It will all be surrounded by a gorgeous wraparound cover by series artist Tony Shasteen.

In December, IDW is adding a new dynamic to Star Trek lore with the debut of a new miniseries, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. The comic follows Kirk, Spock, Uhura and some surprise faces while they are still cadets-in-training at Starfleet Academy, set in the period just prior to the opening of the 2009 mega-hit film. At the same time, you’ll meet the all-new “current day” class of Starfleet cadets, full of compelling young characters from all over the galaxy. The past and the present collide when a mystery bridges the two timelines.

This vibrant series, designed to be an entry point for diverse groups of readers, is written by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot, with art by fan-favorite creator Derek Charm.

“IDW is proud to have been partnered with Star Trekfor nearly a fifth of its lifespan so far,” said IDW Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall. “As these new comic book projects, and many others coming soon, will show, we’ve got plenty of exciting new ways to bring Star Trek stories to the fans.”

“The fan enthusiasm surrounding Starfleet Academy, much like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, or X-Men’sXavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, shows that the educational lives of our most beloved heroes makes for fantastic stories,” said IDW editor Sarah Gaydos. “I am so excited to flesh out a new chapter in the lives of the Enterprise crew, while introducing you to a great new team of recruits – – ready to boldly go!”

Join Mike Johnson, Derek Charm and Sarah Gaydos at SDCC on Friday, July 10 (4PM-5PM) for the IDW: The Best Panel On Recorded History where they will discuss these Star Trek projects and more. 

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

IDW Launches All-New Comic Apps

IDW Launches All-New Comic Apps
Newly Redesigned and Updated Apps arrive on Apple iOS for
IDW, TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, and TMNT

San Diego, CA (June 4, 2015) – IDW Publishing, a pioneer in digital comics, launched its next-generation of comic apps for Apple iOS today, June 4th. These new apps were produced in partnership with the premier iOS app developer, Madefire. The new apps feature the entire IDW line of over 3,500 comics and graphic novels with a bold new storefront that makes it easier to find your favorite comics, in-app purchases so you never have to leave the app to get your books, and stunning motion books featuringTransformers, My Little Pony, and Star Trek.

The complete line of IDW apps includes the premierIDW Comics app, which features the full IDW digital library, as well as the individual apps for some of IDW’s premier brands – TRANSFORMERS Comics, Star Trek Comics, and TMNT Comics.

To celebrate this launch, IDW is offering users that create a NEW app account 15 FREE premium collected editions, which totals over 80 issues, plus dozens of motion books. But hurry, this offer is good through July 12th!

“The new partnership with Madefire allows us to expand to more and more devices,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s VP of Digital Publishing & Business Development. “We are excited to be launching these apps now for Apple iOS, with Android and Windows 8 apps following very soon. And we aren’t stopping there! Later this year, IDW comics will be coming to TV screens and console game devices too!”

“We’re very proud to partner with IDW,” said Ben Wolstenholme, Madefire’s CEO & Co-founder. “Their world-class content is now matched with a world-class digital experience for readers. Using our Motion Book Publisher platform, IDW has control of their apps, storefront, and digital comic formats from PDF to fully immersive Motion Books. IDW is taking digital comics to the next level, and this is just the start!”

Existing users will get the new apps as automatic updates. IDW has taken care to make sure customers keep control of their comic libraries. Users that have purchased comics in any of the previous IDW apps, as well as Madefire and comiXology, can sync their comic collections in the NEW apps with just a few quick steps. For more information on how to sync your previous purchases, click here:http://www.idwpublishing.com/app-faq/

The new IDW iOS apps are available now:
IDW
TRANSFORMERS
STAR TREK
TMNT

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

The Stars Align To Bring Star TrekTM And Green Lantern Together This July

The Stars Align To Bring
Star TrekTM And Green Lantern
Together This July
IDW & DC Entertainment Team Up For An Epic Comic Book Crossover Event 

San Diego, CA (April 4, 2015) – IDW Publishing, CBS Consumer Products and DC Entertainment announced today that they will boldly go where no one has gone before…in brightest day, in blackest night. Two iconic franchises will meet this summer in a legendary crossover event with the release of a six-part comic book miniseries, STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR. Both Star Trek and Green Lantern are known for their strong cast of interstellar characters and when they come together for the first time this July, fans new and old are sure to experience a galaxy-sized thrill.

STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR is six-part monthly mini-series and will be written by veteran Star Trek comic writer Mike Johnson with interior art by Angel Hernandez (INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE, ARROW). STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR #1 will be available in stores and online in July, boasting covers from Gabriel Rodriguez, Francesco Francavilla, Elsa Charretier, and Garry Brown. Following issues will feature covers from an amazing lineup that includes Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming, and more!

“We’ve looked forward to bringing these two iconic universes together for a long time,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW President and COO. “Star Trek and Green Lantern both share so many of the same science-fiction adventure themes and ideals, that a galaxy-spanning crossover like this is simply…logical.”

“Green Lantern is one of the most popular, storied characters

in the history of comic books and a modern DC Comics icon.

An entire universe of Green Lanterns and other supporting characters have grown out from his original adventures in the 1940’s, and this series really showcases the intergalactic scope of the franchise,” said Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics.

A pop culture mainstay for almost 50 years, Star Trek’s fan base continues to grow exponentially with the new feature films in 2009 and 2013. Now all Star Trek fans can watch their favorite U.S.S. Enterprise crew members meet Hal Jordan and the entire Green Lantern Corps in an adventure that spans space, time and all the colors of the spectrum. Set in Star Trek’s 23rd Century, the balance of the universe will be tested when the Green Lantern Corps’ Power Rings come into the possession of certain Star Trek characters while a dark and powerful evil looms around every corner.  Only the combined power of the Green Lantern Corp and the Federation stand any chance of stopping those who worship evil’s might.

TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. © 2015 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

STAR TREK™ THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR LAUNCHES IN 2016

STAR TREK™ THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR LAUNCHES IN 2016

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Live event brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2015 – CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures will launch Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, a North American concert tour playing performing arts centers in more than 100 cities. The tour launches in Florida in January 2016 and will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of April 2016. An exclusive pre-tour engagement will be held at Royal Albert Hall in London on November 1, 2015.

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage is produced by CineConcerts, known for its popular live to projection, symphonic concert experiences including The Godfather, Gladiator and soon to be premiered Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Original content productions such as A Christmas Dream also tour internationally.

Justin Freer, Producer and Founder of CineConcerts said, “The Star Trek franchise has for many years been an important and meaningful part of our culture in so many ways. This exciting concert experience featuring the greatest music and visuals spanning five decades will be an extraordinary and memorable event.”

This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen. The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including music from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, science-fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

 CineConcerts Co-Founder and Producer Brady Beaubien said, “When a story has renamed aircraft carriers, NASA space shuttles, and the first names of thousands of children in hundreds of countries, you realize these characters go beyond entertainment, but are more like family. Star Trek breaks every boundary of judgment or expectation. It inspires, challenges, and re-thinks. Star Trek is who we want to be. Inspired, fiercely loyal, sometimes reckless.”

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage will be conducted by Justin Freer, who has quickly become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects under his belt ranging from the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to The Godfather to Gladiator. He has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony.

About CineConcerts:

CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media. Founded by producer/conductor Justin Freer and producer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged millions of people worldwide in concert presentations that redefine the evolution of live experience. From full-length movie screenings with live orchestra to music-interactive sporting event experiences to original 3D-environment holiday programming, CineConcerts is at the forefront of live entertainment.

About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

™ & ©2015 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener
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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener
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Batman Classic TV Series Riddler Bust
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Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set
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Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set
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Marvel Spider-Man Gelatin Mold
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Sin City Minimates Series 2 Hard Goodbye Box Set
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Star Trek TOS Captain Kirk Vinyl Bust Bank
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Pizza Cutter
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