Category: Essentials

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Marvel-ous Gaffe? – Meet Snowflake and Safespace

Relevance is often something that big companies have a hard time maintaining. Keeping a “finger on the pulse” of pop culture and current events proves difficult when planning large scale, long term projects. This definitely applies to the realm of comic books, and Marvel may have made the rare misstep, if social media is to

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Rapid Change Utility Belt Batman Review

Finishing off our look at Spin Master's new Batman toyline is the Rapid Change Utility Belt Batman.

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Mezco Toy Fair 2020

Mezco never disappoints and this year was spectacular! New One 12 Collective Alien, Planet of the Apes and a few others stole the show. I had this feeling Aliens or Big Chap was going to happen just because of the association with Predator. Saying it was exciting does no justice with this release. Also shown

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COMPLEX Base Building Systems Series 2 Kickstarter

Tonight marks the start of a new Kickstarter for a good friend of mine and what he has planned will blow you away! COMPLEX Base Building Systems Series 2 is live and off to the races! This set has customizers and display collectors in mind and the options laid out are fascinating. I know series 1 sold very well and fans reacted positively for them at different shows and online. Read on for what series 2 offers and get your pledge in today!

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Could we See Ghostbuster Style Black Figures?

We have a new rumor and this one could be huge. Granted im not up on all the Ghostbuster news coming out but I did find it interesting with the Hasbro Toy Fair announcement. The rumors in question deal with Hasbro producing a collectors line of figures similar to Star Wars, Power Rangers, and GI

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A New Direction

With yesterday’s news concerning Stan leaving for CBR, it dawned on me that we need some change. Not because he left but because he was carrying the site for so long. While I do have some huge plans in place for Needless, and trust me I can’t wait to share them with you, I have

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The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye

Stan Ford, here, writing my last article for Needless Essentials Online. Since I started in 2014, I have found it to be a huge pleasure to write for everyone that reads it. I have written a lot in the past six years, and I have chronicled a lot of change. I've discovered a lot of great comics and a lot of great creators. However, there always comes a time when things change and people have to move on. For me, this is that time.

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Happy New Year!! Plenty of Things to Come!

Happy New Year folks! I know we have been a tad slow but we are still here! Stan has been keeping the ball moving and we thank him for that. Plenty of things in the pipeline for 2020 folks so stay with us. Our toy news is going to ramp up in the next week

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House of X #6 – Review

The final issue of House of X has come out and Jonathan Hickman's restructuring of the mutant corner of the Marvel Universe is done. Not really, because Powers of X #6 has yet to come out, and there has always been a little present day development in there. Nevertheless, we finally see all the pieces in place for how mutants are acting in the present day when it comes to the rest of the world.

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Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 – Review

The Legion of Super-Heroes is officially back! Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 gives us the formal introduction of the 31st century's premiere team of teenage super-heroes! Technically, that was back in Superman #14, but this is the lead-in to their new series. Legion fans have been waiting for this for years, so how does it stack up?

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Scott Snyder, Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli Unveil Undiscovered Country

I know it gets tiring reading web site after web site and seeing the same press releases. That's why I tend to include it at the end of the article. We tend to take a look at every press release. I share only the ones that I really think have potential. I tend not to say a lot, because most press releases don't say too much. Nevertheless, I read this one from Image and thought it looked very interesting.

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Needless Toys and Collectibles Update

I cant believe how long its been since I actually posted something for Needless Toys. Shame on me! Anywho I have booth pics for several shows with plenty more to come! I will also update the page with upcoming show appearances and who knows what new items we will have.  Booth images from: Charleston Oak

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