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Hasbro/ Mattel Merger Coming?

CNBC is reporting that Hasbro has approached Mattel about a possible takeover. Neither company is coming out with any conformations but its indeed interesting. We would have the two largest toy makers under one roof and THAT could be something magnificent. Hasbro would have Barbie, Hot Wheels, Transformers, Nerf, Star Wars and more! Only time

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I have an Announcement to Make….Please Read

As you guys and gals can see, the website has sparely been updated for the month of October. Sometimes life gets in the way of the things you love and sometimes you just loose control of what want to do; that is the case here. There is also burnout among myself and my staff. We

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Marvel’s The Punisher Official Trailer [HD] Netflix

Netflix has dropped the newest trailer for Marvel's Punisher. This looks brutal and I cannot wait to see this! 

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Hascon- Transformers Power of the Primes Reveals!! Slash, Snarl, Swoop and More!

Tons of new images are coming in from Hascon and up first is the reveals from the Transformers: More than Meets the Eye panel at #HASCON.

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Hascon 2017- Power of the Primes Display-Rodimus, Starscream, Jazz, Blackwing and Dreadwind, Beachcomber

Tons of images have hit for the upcoming Transformers line- Power of the Primes and we are excited! Transformers have been on a roll lately and Power of the Primes will take the brand to the next level. Check out the images below of Rodimus, Starscream, Jazz, Blackwing and Dreadwind, Beachcomber plus more!  Credit goes

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Hascon 2017 – New Star Wars, Marvel and Transformers Reveals Coming Soon

Hascon is here folks and first impressions are crucial. From what I see this looks to be fun! While we could not make it do to other obligations, our friends over at Jedi Temple Archives are there in full force! Thus weekend should over us a better glimpse into the future of the Star Wars Vintage Collection, Transformers, Marvel and so much more! Yes I singled out the Vintage Collection because that's what Im excited for the most. GI Joe is the step-child so I expect nothing from that line but the others should yield some fruit. 

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Toys R Us is in Trouble, As It Explores Possible Bankruptcy

This is not the type of news we like to report but it looks like Toys R Us is hitting some hard times. Toys R Us is exploring Bankruptcy options and as someone who lived through the KB Toys destruction, I do wonder if they can pull through.  Some might not know but the same capital group that owned KB owns Toys R Us. This is what we know: 

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Amazing Spider-Man #258: Reviews of Old Comics

Let's try to get these Reviews of Old Comics going again, shall we? As if our Spider-Man: Homecoming Banner wasn't a giveaway, this is Marvel Month at Needless Essentials Online. It seemed fitting to start with a Spider-Man comic. Wanting to pull from the run that featured the art of Ron Frenz, my first instinct was to do a review of the return of his original costume, but that issue featured the "origin" of Mary Jane Watson, and feeling rather disappointed after reading it for probably the first time since I was a teenager, opted instead for the previous issue, which revealed the black costume he sported after Secret Wars as an alien symbiote, which would later become the villain Venom. This series set the stage for a character that has become almost as popular as the one that spawned him.

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Marvel’s Inhumans – Official Trailer 1

The time is now to rejoice in the Inhumans! The first trailer is here and wow, just wow. Check it out right now!

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Preview of Titan Comics’ Robotech

With all of the 80s nostalgia taking place, you might have forgotten about the 80s animated series Robotech. Combining three unrelated anime series (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA), Robotech was a cross-media sensation, emerging not only as an animated series, but a 1986 feature film, a toy line, role-playing game, novelizations, and of course comic books. Previous publishers of Robotech comics are DC, Comico, Eternity, Academy, Antarctic, Wildstorm and Dynamite. This summer, Titan gets added to that list.

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BOOM! Studios Now Partially Owned By 20th Century Fox

It looks like BOOM! Studios isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Heck, they could be poised to really take off. 20th Century Fox has purchased a minority share in the independent publisher of Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Irredeemable. BOOM! also has a wide line of licensed titles, but it appears Fox is in it for the original stuff, at least the chance to take it to film and television.

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Adam West 1928-2017

Adam West, who popularized Batman in the late 1960s as the caped crusader on the classic ABC television series died on June 9, 2017 after battling leukemia. He was 88 years old.

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