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The 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo Continues!

8 Jul

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The 50th anniversary of Scooby-Doo started mid last year, and it’s showing no signs of winding down! Fans are getting a few new goods even as the year is wrapping up and also reprints. The comic-book Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. #1 (no relation to the 2011 TV series)  is new to DC’s digital platform. The story is old, originally appearing in Scooby-Doo 50th Anniversary Giant #1, and there’s more reading to be found online for free!

As for where this franchise will go next, fans can go see the recent film or wait for the next video releases. There’s even a rerelease of the original series that started it all on blu-ray. The question of whether you want to upgrade or not depends on whether owning the haunted house edition is a must, or having both so the Mystery Machine can idle in front.

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Behind the Scenes w/ the Toys of He-Man & The Masters of the Universe

24 Jun

By the power of Grayskull! A massive, 700-plus-page, full-color hardcover chronicling the quintessential toys of He-Man, She-Ra, and the other Masters of the Universe is coming your way in The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

In the 1980s, the Masters of the Universe toy lines shook the world of children’s entertainment to its foundations. Now, YouTube influencer “Pixel Dan” Eardley and He-Man historian Val Staples have worked with fans worldwide to cultivate this incredible volume that contains in-depth overviews of every item in several complete toy lines, including: 1982’s Masters of the Universe, 1985’s Princess of Power, 1989’s He-Man, 2002’s Masters of the Universe relaunch, and 2008’s Masters of the Universe Classics!

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Toys, Comics & More with Alter Nation!

18 Mar

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Toys from the 80’s and 90’s have a unique type of nostalgia associated with them. It was the MTV generation, and a lot more cross media occurred then than with the years prior. A few big franchises worth mentioning are Transformers, Care Bears and He-Man. The era has a uniqueness to it which I adore, and this is something Curtis Andersen, Licensing & Brand Management at Panda Mony Toys realize too. One look at this company’s website shows they make toys with attitude, and I can dig it! While this toy debuted in 2018 at toy expos and the like, to see it hit shelves in a larger scale takes time.

Andersen is also the Lore Master and writer for this company dedicated to creating new products for kids that help stimulate their imagination, Whether that’s with a tried and true brand, and also bringing a new idea to the masses, this operation is immediately taking on the cross-media approach to launch their line of Alter Nation!

But to know more about this world, I chatted with Andersen about this new product in stores now. If they haven’t arrived yet, they will soon mutate over to stores near you.

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Godzilla vs King Kong Licensing are Bursting out at the Seams!

23 Feb

Image result for super deformed ghidorahBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Tons of plans are in store prior to the November 20, 2020, release of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. PicturesGodzilla vs. Kong!

Legendary and Toho Co. Ltd. announced a huge slate of licensees that will deliver a diverse offering of merchandise and experiences to fans as they gear up to see two of cinema’s biggest icons battle it out on the big screen. International toy titan Playmates has been named master toy partner, with forthcoming products themed to Godzilla vs. Kong, as well as additional product lines inspired by the Monsterverse and Classic Toho Monsters.

In what I hope for, if Diamond’s Previews catalogue is any indication, is collecting more than just display pieces of super-deformed versions of the monsters. Plush Kong? Perhaps not, but in what we know so far is the following, and my thoughts:

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