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Pepsi Goes ‘Back To The Future’ With Pepsi Perfect Collectible Bottle


Pepsi is going ‘Back to the Future’ with a new promotion.

Fans of the iconic film trilogy will no doubt remember Marty McFly walking into a diner to purchase a Pepsi in ‘Back to the Future II’ and walking out with a Pepsi Perfect. While Pepsi isn’t launching a new brand, it is releasing a new limited edition bottle October 21, 2015 to let fans have their own Pepsi Perfect bottle.


“Fans have always been a little crazy about it,” says Lou Arbetter, PepsiCo’s senior director of marketing, about the scene in the film where a Pepsi Perfect is delivered to Michael J. Fox’s character through a futuristic pneumatic tube, “and so we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty travelled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

Pepsi Perfect Group Shot Print Ad

The bottle is a limited edition collectible — Pepsi is planning on only making a run of 6,500 bottles — and will be sold only while supplies last. Those looking to purchase the bottle can do so for $20.15, not quite as pricey as the $50 that Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown gave Marty in the film. The bottle will be sold online, though Pepsi recommends fans check out the company’s social media pages closer to the Oct. 21 launch date to know exactly where they can purchase it.


While it won’t be coming with a new Pepsi Perfect flavor there will be more traditional Pepsi Made with Real Sugar inside for fans to drink out of the 16.9-ounce bottle.

“We’re fans of this popular trilogy, and just generally, if you work at Pepsi you’re fans of pop culture. The brand has made its mark in pop culture frankly since Michael Jackson moonwalked. We’ve been dancing in and around pop culture for a while,” Arbetter says. “So we look at this as another opportunity to have a little bit of fun.”

Pepsi will also be distributing 1,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles ahead of its general release during New York Comic Con this week to fans dressed as Marty looking to “complete their outfit,” Arbetter says.

Pepsi is part of a growing list of companies joining in on the fun of the original film’s 30th anniversary. In January, Nike announced that they would be releasing a version of its self-lacing Nike Mag shoes that were featured in Back to the Future II later this year, while Reston, Va., will be renaming itself “Hill Valley” in honor of the film from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. Movie theater chain AMC will be hosting all-day screenings of the trilogy Oct. 21 and Amazon will be streaming all three films to users of its Prime Video subscription service throughout October. (Reprinted from USA Today).

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Mezco Offering A Batman Day Mystery Box On September 26, 2015

In celebration of Batman Day on 9/26/2015, Mezco Toyz will be offering a one Day Only Batman themed Mystery Box the Riddler himself would love.

Priced at $19.39 to celebrate the first appearance of Batman, each box is filled with Batman and DC Comics related merchandise. Some boxes will contain Mez-Itz, other will contain rare One:12 collective Dark Knight figures including the ultra rare Toy Fair edition never sold in stores. Some will even contain the 18 inch Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz figure sold for $200.

The excitement begins at 12:01 AM on September 26th and ends at 12:01 AM on September 27th. Supplies are limited so order yours before the Bat-signal goes out. The box will be available at


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A PEZ Movie Is In Development


PEZ Candy Inc. has entered into an agreement with Envision Media Arts to develop a feature animated movie based on their world-famous line of candy dispensers.

Cameron Fay (The Three Stooges, Brother in Law) will pen the screenplay for the film, which clearly earmarks it as being a comedy. Lee Nelson (Pathfinder) and David Buelow (Celeste & Jesse Forever) will produce the PEZ movie.

“PEZ Candy is beloved by children and adults alike,” EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson said. “With Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many.”

A long-cherished childhood tradition, PEZ is an Austrian company founded in 1927 which added heads (Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, etc) to their dispensers in order to appeal to children during the 1950s, shortly after the product started marketing in America. Soon hunger for the multi-flavored candy was equalled by a fervor to collect the many pop culture icons embodied in the dispensers, which have included characters from DC and Marvel Comics, Peanuts, Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, The Wizard of Oz, NASCAR and the rock band KISS. Over 3-billion PEZ candies are consumed in the U.S. alone each year.

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MONDO Announces 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

Best known for its popular limited-edition posters, MONDO the boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain has exclusive artwork available for attendees at San Diego Comic Con (July 8-12). Yet its booth in the San Diego Convention Center will also have new action figures, vinyl records and other merch for the geek crowd.

The exclusives include:


Ant-Man poster ($85). Mondo has a variety of pieces for sale as well as some licensing announcements in store, but one of the items of note to superhero fans will be a holofoil screen print (limited to 175) inspired by the new Ant-Man film (in theaters July 17). Artist Kevin Tong said he wanted the design “to show Ant-Man’s scale, the intensity of his transformation, and really just trying to make a poster as fun and dynamic as the movie.”


Ninja Turtles figures (price TBD).

After Mondo dipped its toes in the toy business beginning last Comic-Con, this summer brings the first in a new series of toys based on the original TMNT comics of the 1980s. First up is Leonardo, who stands 11 inches tall and comes with a bunch of accessories including weapons, a blue mask to match the cartoons and a red mask from the comics. Also on display will be the upcoming figures of Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.

First Hellboy statue ($200). Before he became a comic-book hero and a movie star played by Ron Perlman, Hellboy was a black and white sketch done in 1991 by creator and artist Mike Mignola. Mondo’s created a polystone statue of this first pass at the horned hero — with the name “Hellboy” emblazoned on his belt — plus a variant color version done by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart. You can see him in San Diego but can’t take him home yet — interested parties can preorder Hellboy now at Mondo’s website. (Monster fiends will also want to stop by the booth to check out an upcoming Godzilla sculpture as well.)


Superman vinyl ($25). Those with record players and a place in their heart for Shirley Walker’s theme composed for Superman: The Animated Series will want to pick up a die-cut single. Artwork for the cover is by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, and the record is cut in the shape of Superman’s iconic “S” shield — folks can choose between red vinyl or Kryptonite green.


Aliens soundtrack ($35). This one’s special for fans of the late Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who died last week in a plane crash: A vinyl soundtrack of his score for James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi flick Aliens. The deluxe edition features more than a dozen musical cues new to vinyl plus five bonus tracks, and a cover design by artist Killian Eng. “I wanted the alien to play a big role,” he said, “but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.”

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Disney Announces Park Pack, A Monthly Mystery Box of Disney Park Merchandise


Disney has announced the release of Park Pack, a monthly mystery box of Disney Parks merchandise. The packs will go on sale through the Disney Parks online store on the first Thursday of each month.

This box focuses on Disney pins and includes an exclusive Limited Edition 500 pin, as well as 2 open edition pins guests can not yet purchase at Disney Parks.  The limited edition pins are part of a series and may include characters from animated features or attractions at Disney Parks. The limited edition pins will also have two embellishments (like pin-on-pin or special fills).

The boxes will retail for $39.95 including shipping. Park Packs containing other types of items are expected to come at a later date.


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Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader


Following the success of Capturing Archetypes, this deluxe second volume showcases a fresh slate of Sideshow Collectibles’ figures and statues. Featuring a wide variety of world-renowned and beloved characters from the worlds of film, television, and popular culture, Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader ($50) demonstrates the intricate attention to detail and artistry that Sideshow devotes to its collectibles. Each page of this beautifully rendered art book highlights the wordless narrative that is told through every carefully sculpted facial expression, curve of a cape, or thoughtfully posed stance. Also featuring photography of Sideshow’s original line of collectibles, Court of the Dead, this elegant collection is a necessary addition to the library of any pop culture collector.

The 192 page hardcover book will be released on October 6, 2015.

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Batman 1966 Batmobile Bank From Diamond Select Toys


This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag.

The Batman Classic TV Series: Batmobile Vinyl Bank will be available in July at your local comic shop for $22.99.

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Introducing The First Hellboy Statue, Now Available For Pre-Order From MONDO

In 1991, comic artist & writer Mike Mignola did a Black & White illustration at a comic convention of a demon character that bore the name “Hellboy” on his belt. This was the genesis of the filed-horned fighter of the supernatural known and loved today.

MONDO is so excited to bring the original concept to life with a 12″ statue showcasing all the strange and fun details of the original drawing.

The figure is available in two versions: a limited, B&W illustration-like paint scheme (exclusive to the Mondo site), and a red paint-scheme designed by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart.


The First Hellboy Statue (Red Version). Based on the original illustration by Mike Mignola. Red paint-scheme designed by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart. Polystone Approx. 12″ Statue. $200


The First Hellboy Statue (B&W Exclusive Version). Based on the original illustration by Mike Mignola. Polystone Approx. 12″ Statue. Exclusive to the Mondo site. Limited to 200. $225

The First Hellboy Statue is available for Pre-Order now! Expected to ship the 4th Quarter of 2015.

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Inside the Sideshow Studio: A Modern Renaissance Environment


Admired by collectors for its meticulous attention to detail, Sideshow Collectibles has rooted itself on a foundation of creativity, close collaboration, and boundary-pushing quality. Through dynamic photography, Inside the Sideshow Studio (Insight Editions / $24.95) takes an in-depth look at an artistic haven expressly devoted to the development of high-end collectible figures, offering a one-of-a-kind examination of the relationship between innovation and spatial design.

The world of Sideshow itself, and the renaissance-like environment it fosters, is the subject of this unique photographic exploration of creativity and the spaces it inhabits. A must-have for fans and creatives, this beautifully illustrated book will not only grant a look at Sideshow that few have ever seen, but also will inspire readers to push the limits of their talent and surround themselves with artistic spaces of their own.

With numerous awards under its belt, Sideshow Collectibles is a globally renowned specialty creator of high-end figures, widely recognized for its high-quality products. As Sideshow does not give public tours of its offices, this book provides the only way for most fans to see the unique environment in which the collectibles they love are created.

The 128 page hardcover book will be released on June 16, 2015.

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Announcing DC Collectibles 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives


DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, revealed today three “con exclusive” products only available to those attending Comic Con International: San Diego on July 8-12 2015.

DC Super Pets Krypto Plush Toy – Based on the artistic style of legendary comic book artist, Art Baltazar, DC Collectibles’ all-new DC Super Pets plush line will release an exclusive 6” Krypto Plush Toy at SDCC.  Priced at $9.95, this cute and cuddly item is sure to impress fans – both young and old!


DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Limited Edition) – World renowned comic book artist, Jim Lee, brings his extraordinary vision of Batman to life in this exclusive pencil deco Batman action figure sculpted by Jack Mathews. Encased in an intricately designed package, each Batman figure includes an original sketch drawn and signed by Jim Lee. The sketches feature one of three iconic characters from the Batman Mythology – Batman, The Joker or Harley Quinn – and are divided equally among the limited 150 figure quantity. This rare Batman action figure is priced at $300.00.


DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Standard Edition) – Similar to the Limited Edition, the Standard BlueLine Edition features the same remarkable pencil deco Batman action figure designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Jack Mathews. Produced in a larger quantity, each standard figure is enclosed in the same artistic packaging and includes an exclusive Jim Lee print. The standard BlueLine figure is priced at $40.00.


Watch a special video featuring Jim Lee and the BlueLine Edition Batman action figure below:

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