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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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THE FIRE WIRE 2013 Holiday Must-Have List: The Voice Activated R2-D2

This motorized replica of the headstrong little “droid” from the iconic Star Wars films ($200) responds to voice commands, navigates rooms and hallways, and makes any home feel like it has been transported to a galaxy far, far away. R2 obeys more than 40 voice commands (“Turn around!,” “Move forward two units!”) and he plays games like tag, using an infrared sensor to search for people in a room. His sensor helps him follow behind you, or it can be set to detect motion, turning R2 into a room sentry that sounds an alarm when a secured area is invaded. R2′s lights, swiveling dome top, and distinctive happy and sad sounds faithfully mimic the real thing, right down to his occasional “bad mood.” (A simple command of, “R2, behave yourself!” snaps him out of it.) R2 can also replay sounds and dialog from Star Wars movies, answer yes-or-no questions, and dance while playing the famed cantina music. Requires four AA batteries and four D batteries. Minor assembly required. Ages 8 and up. 15″ H x 7 1/2″ W x 10 1/2″ L. (6 lbs.)

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The Lego Movie Trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first official trailer for The Lego Movie, a full-length movie starring LEGO minifigure, opens in theaters February 7, 2014.

“The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.”

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Funko Horror Pops! Coming On November 12, 2013

New horror Pop!’s are finally on their way from Funko.

Look for Ghostface from Scream, Ash from Army of Darkness, Deadite from Army of Darkness, Pennywise from IT, Chucky from Child’s Play 2, Sam from Trick or Treat and Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects to arrive on November 12, 2013.

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Sideshow Collectibles To Release Batman Sixth Scale Figure In August 2014

“I am the night – I am Batman!”

Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice. Sideshow Collectibles is proud to debut the highly-anticipated first hero in their DC Sixth Scale collection, Batman!

Bruce Wayne springs into action as his famed alter ego. Disguised in a hand-tailored blue and grey fabric Batsuit and cape, he is crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular new body design. Inspired by a number of timeless comic book appearances, the Batman Sixth Scale Figure invites collectors to further define their favorite look for the Dark Knight with short and long-eared mask options, and two no-nonsense facial expressions able to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies. Equipped with a variety of hi-tech ‘Bat’-prefixed gadgets, utility belt and grapple hook gun, the Caped Crusader is always one step ahead of his foes… and for times of true crisis he keeps a powerful gift from his closest friend nearby in the form of a green Kryptonite ring.

The Batman Sixth Scale Figure ($200) is the ultimate must-have for fans of the hero, the legend, the Batman!

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McFarlane Toys’ Daryl Dixon Deluxe Figure

My favorite character on The Walking Dead is Daryl Dixon and McFarlane Toys will release this incredibly realistic action figure ($35) in December.

The 10 inch deluxe figure was taken from a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Norman Reedus!

Daryl is portrayed in his iconic angel wings stitched biker vest and the set includes a removable poncho, hunting knife and trusty crossbow.

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Funko Pop! Star Trek Figures To Be Released On November 28, 2013

Star Trek: The Original Series has finally received the Pop! treatment! Funko is boldly going where no man has gone before with Pop! vinyl figures of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Scotty, a Klingon, an Andorian and an Orion Slave Girl.

The figures will be available on November 28, 2013.

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset ($50) allows you to create awesome racecars From scratch! Kids can make their very own vehicles in a matter of minutes! The Hot Wheels Car Maker turns a stick of wax into a fully functioning Hot Wheels car that can be customized with decals. This innovative machine features cool lights, music, and voice prompts that lead kids through the entire car-making process – from revving up to cooling down. It’s creative play for every Hot Wheels fan!

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Amp Up the Design Fun! Simply heat up the unit by plugging it in and turning it on. Then select a mold and wax color for your vehicle. The set comes with two molds and 10 Protoshotz wax sticks in a variety of sleek and sporty colors. Insert the mold into the machine and add your favorite wax color. In eight minutes, the Car Maker melts the wax into the mold and cools off – and you have a custom Hot Wheels vehicle body!

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Detail Your Unique Vehicle! Attach the molded vehicle body to one of the three included chassis. Then get really detailed! Decorate the car with cool decals from the sticker pack. Go for speedy flames or stylish graphics ? or both! Now your brand-new car is ready for racing action. For additional vehicle and design options, check out the Car Maker Mold Packs and Car Design Refill Packs (each sold separately).

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Simple, Safe, and Fun! The Car Maker is easy to use and ‘talks? young car-designers through each phase of the process. Kids receive voice prompts about when to insert the materials, press the button, and pull down the handle. They’re instructed to remove the mold only after the wax has safely cooled. Plus, the machine’s music and flashing lights during car building add to the interactive excitement!

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Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle

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Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle ($30), a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.

You’ll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces

The 280 page paperback book will be released on October 7, 2013.

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Funko To Release Pop! Movies: Planet of the Apes On December 5, 2013

Funko has finally made Planet of The Apes Pop!s and they will be released on December 5, 2013. These Pop!’s came from the future to dominate the humans!

The figures include Cornelius, Ape Soldier, General Ursus and Dr. Zaus.

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Experts Name Top 20 Toys For The 2013 Holidays

Each year experts at The Toy Insider name the top 20 kids’ items for the holiday season. Below are the “Hot 20 Toys,” for 2013 categorized by age.

For ages 0-2:

Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool-$60). Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo loves getting hugs, but he really loves giving them! Along with getting a hug from this hugging plush toy, little ones can pretend with Elmo, and even dance, sing, nap, and cuddle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street pal!

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset (VTech-$35). Construction time is fun time with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset by VTech! Push the included SmartPoint Dump Truck to hear imaginative phrases, music or sounds at each of this toy construction set’s six SmartPoint locations. Pick up and dump play pieces into the waiting toy dump truck with a tall, rotating crane and working claw to develop motor skills with role-play fun. Your little one will learn about numbers, weight concepts and shapes. The SmartPoint Dump Truck engages your child with three sing-along songs and many unique phrases teaching the letter “D” and more. Maneuver the toy truck around to the cargo loader, move the pieces along the conveyor ramp and stop at the weigh station. The learning doesn’t stop there! This toy construction set’s sixteen track pieces reconfigure and connect to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (sold separately) to encourage your child’s creativity. It’s playtime with miles of learning! Unsure if 15 or 16 track pieces.

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Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car (Fisher-Price-$60). The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car puts baby in the driver seat of a fun-filled stationary vehicle with all-around learning and play. The interactive lights and sounds dashboard keeps baby busy with a light-up baby “GPS”, horn to honk, gears to shift, and more. With over 75 sung songs, tunes and phrases, and three modes of play, there’s plenty of fuel for learning adventures and fun!

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Twilight Turtle Tunes (Cloud b-$52). Twilight Turtle Tunes T3 – the first Cloud b character to feature wireless Bluetooth technology! Utilizing a new free Twilight Turtle Tunes app provided by Cloud b, parents can choose from a pre-set library of melodies and sounds that can be combined to create a customized mix to play wirelessly via Twilight Turtle Tunes’ speaker. A premium app will also be available for $1.99 which will allow users to access their personal music libraries to create totally unique mixes. By utilizing Bluetooth, the melody and twilight effect can be programmed for up to 24 hours.

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Despicable Me 2 Talking Dave & Laughing Stuart Minions  (Thinkway Toys-$50). Dave has 55 Minion sayings & SFX. Press his pocket to hear Dave talk with funny expressions! Press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression! Banana Mode – Press the back of Dave’s tongue and he will think you are feeding him. Then press his pocket or move his head to hear him make a farting sound! “Feed” him more than once to hear super fart sounds!

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Stuart has over 45 Minion sayings/giggles in Original Voice! Press his pocket to hear Stuart talk with funny expressions! Press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression! LOL Mode – Quickly press Stuart’s pocket 6 times to activate his Laugh Out Loud mode. Press the pocket again or move his head to hear him laugh out loud!

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Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center (Just Play-$90). The Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center is a terrific new roleplay toy for kids who want to be just like Doc McStuffins and diagnose and treat the many ailments afflicting their toys. This large playset has 10 different built-in features, including lights and sounds, the talking Big Book of Boo Boos (which is featured in the show), light-and-sound x-rays, a movable scale, a growth chart, a bandage sticker dispenser, and an eye chart. It also comes with a Lambie figure that activates sounds and phrases. There are also purple-and-pink versions of all the tools necessary to provide a complete check-up. The set also includes a pretend cell phone.

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Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole (Innovation First-$50). This new breed of gravity defying Nano V2 bugs can now climb up vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes, to the tip top of any Nano V2 habitat set. The Black Hole enables Nano V2 super-fans to customize the design and layout of the three-story set, unleashing kids’ creativity.

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LeapPad Ultra (LeapFrog-$150). The LeapPad Ultra learning tablet comes packed with 11 apps and tons of fun features, designed by educators just for kids.* Write. Draw. Snap photos. Make videos. And enjoy new peer-to-peer play that’s safe out of the box. With so many ways to create and explore, LeapPad Ultra is the ultimate kids’ tablet to inspire a love of learning.

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Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends (Mattel-$38). When Sofia becomes Sofia the First, she must adapt to an extraordinary life of royalty and learn how to be a princess – inside and out! Her lessons are taught by a variety of teachers, including Sleeping Beauty’s fairies, fellow princesses and her many animal friends. Thanks to her magical amulet from the King, Sofia has the power to speak with animals, and this doll celebrates that gift in grand scale. Beautiful large-scale Sofia doll interacts with the included animal friends: Clover the Rabbit, Mia the Bluebird and Robin the Robin – just like in the Disney Junior series! To activate, girls simply bring one of the sculpted animal figures close to Sofia’s amulet. Her amulet will glow, and the two will “talk” with one another. All together, Sofia and her three animal friends unlock more than 30 phrases! Sofia is princess-perfect in her signature purple dress, and her matching purple amulet is a matching purple looks magnificent with her glittery tiara and loose wavy curls. Girls will love reliving moments from the Disney Junior film and series with the added fun of sound to really bring the characters to life! Includes 10-inch Sofia doll and three animal friends.

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Wing Control Dusty Crophopper R/C Plane (Mattel-$35). The amazing RC plane that lets you become the heroic “flyer” from Disney Planes! The controller makes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper follow your every move, and his propellers start spinning when you drive him forward. He even has 3 pre-programmed moves he’ll perform at the touch of a button!

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For ages 6-8:

Battroborg (TOMY-$35). Get ready for the most advanced battling robots ever created! Battroborg motion controlled battling robots are here, and they are giving you all the power. You control the battle, you control the robot, you control your destiny. Knock out your opponent by serving up five contact punches to the head. Or take your robot to battle boot camp where you can master the art of combat by taking on the training drones. Battroborg’s advanced radio control technology also allows for you to host a Battle Royal where up to 20 robots can battle at one time. The game play continues in auto drone mode where you can battle against a self-activated Battroborg robot for up two minutes.

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Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler (Moose Toys-$25). Dust on the diamonds and bring bling to a whole new level! With the Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler girls can create and design their own glittering stickers that stick to any smooth surface. Complete with four different glitter colours, gems, a glitter roller glimmer pen and brush. Simply pick from a fun range of cute stickers, choose your glitter colours and get sparkled! Finish off your design using some Blingles Gems and your stickers are transformed from drab to fab!

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Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive-$75 Starter Set). Think of your favorite Disney characters and Pixar characters. The ones who took you on unexpected adventures and taught you about entirely new worlds. The characters you watched as they gained some great insight about their lives. The ones you watched through tear-filled eyes as they said goodbye to their loved ones or celebrated their new freedom. Think of all those characters and moments and answer this question: Which ones do you want to be? In the new Disney Infinity game, you get to choose! Play as dozens of your favorite Pixar and Disney characters across the various worlds they inhabit, and follow the classic stories you’ve memorized as you get to experience brand new twists and turns. Disney Infinity gives you the chance to be the good guys, the bad guys, and even the guys that just pop up from time to time. Fight the British and your former crew mates as the Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Try to destroy the world and Mr. Incredible as the evil Syndrome. Make your own decision on if you want to wreck something or not as Wreck-It Ralph, and so much more! Disney Infinity is more than a game. It’s a whole new way to experience your favorite movies of all time.

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Flutterbye Fairies (Spin Master-$35). Turn a young girl’s dreams into reality as they watch Flutterbye Fairies effortlessly dance through the air. Every enchanting flight puts the magic directly in their hands. Flutterbye’s gracefully glide across the sky guided only by the hands of young girls. There’s never been a more magical experience. Put the magic in their hands with the charming flight of Flutterbye Fairies.

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Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘N Play Super Star Stage (Mega Bloks-$60). Get ready to rock ‘n roll with a packed crowd as Barbie and her friends put on the hottest show in town with the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Play Super Star Stage. Build this huge two-story rock show any way you want with 5 stage pieces and real concert controls that let you direct the show in two different ways. Mode One lets you start up the real multi-color flashing lights and change between four different songs as Barbie and her friends play their latest hits that will be sure to get all of her fans rocking. Mode Two lets you choose the music. Play or sing along to your favorite songs on the radio and the concert lights will flash and right along to the music. Put on a show filled with all of your favorite songs that Barbie’s fans will never forget. Special concert pieces like silver scaffolding, huge amplifiers, glittering blocks and a sparkling disco ball set the mood, while the stage elevator and large video screen lets everyone enjoy watching Barbie perform anywhere at the concert. Hit the lights, check the sound and roll camera as Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa get up on stage and rock the roof off with a keyboard, guitar and 3 different microphones.

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Skylanders Swap Force (Activision-$75 Starter Kit). Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands’ magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability to swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power™ and save Skylands.

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For ages 9 and up:

Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt (Spin Master-$80). The Helix X4 Stunt is a high-performance RC stunt quad-copter! It is aggressively maneuverable and incredibly fast! Perform 3 incredible stunts with the push of a button as you flip, barrel roll and 180 flip. Its full 4-channel control enables the Helix X4 to easily out fly any obstacle and out stunt any other RC vehicle. Nothing moves like a Helix! Experience the future of flight with the agile Helix X4 Stunt!

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Draw Something Party Game (Hasbro-$25). Draw the party together with the unscripted, spontaneous fun of one of the most popular social games from Zynga. The Draw Something Party game has a lightweight, illuminated tablet with click-and-clear technology. This not only provides fast and easy pass-and-play, but there is no paper to waste. Everyone can play at the same time, and enjoy the unpredictable and silly experience of this social party game.

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Kurio Touch 4s (Techno Source-$100). The Kurio Touch 4S Android Handheld comes preloaded with over 30 games and apps as well as the Kurio Store, which provides access to thousands of videos, songs and more. With four fully customizable profiles, you can create one that suits your child with individualized content controls and time limits. Viewing and browsing are easy with the 3.97″ multi-point touch screen and 800 x 480 resolution, and the HD video player, music player and microphone offer a variety of entertainment options. 8 GB of integrated memory is extendable up to 40 GB with a microSD card (sold separately) to provide plenty of storage space for your files and apps. The handheld features a 1 GB RAM Dual Core processor for lightning-fast speeds and comes with earbuds that are specially designed for kids’ ears.

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Lego Chima Cragger’s Command Ship (Lego-$80). The ultimate swamp battle is on. Leonidas and Lennox are making a jet-bike escape with the Croc tribe’s CHI, but it takes more than that to outsmart croc prince Cragger. Fire up Cragger’s Command Ship and go after them! Activate the huge snapping mouth, swipe the croc tail and fire the CHI-powered missiles! Call in their Raven ally Rawzom to track them from the air or to swoop down from above and catch those CHI-nabbing cats! Then, deploy the stealthy mini boats and high-flying croc helicopter to stop them from ever leaving the swamp. Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons.

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Funko To Release Pop! Movies: The Goonies On November 21, 2013

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Funko will release Pop! Movies: The Goonies on November 21, 2013. Pick up your favorite characters from the iconic film: Sloth, Mikey, Mouth, Chunk and Data!

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LEGO Architecture Series United Nations Headquarters

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Standing on the banks of New York City’s East River, the United Nations Headquarters has become one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Now you can recreate this amazing tribute to modernism in no less than 597 LEGO bricks, from the smooth façade to the building at its base. Designed mainly by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, the cornerstone was laid in 1949 and it was completed just three years later. This soaring architectural triumph is part of the LEGO Landmark series that pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest buildings and makes a fine addition to your desk, office or playroom.

The LEGO Architecture Series United Nations Headquarters ($50) includes a booklet in English and French giving fascinating details of its design and history. The finished model measures 8” (21cm) wide, 5” high (14cm), 6” (15cm) deep.

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New York Comic Con 2013 Exclusive Stan Lee Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

Stan “The Man” Lee and Funko are teaming up with ConventionExclusive.com to release a series of five convention exclusive Stan Lee Pop! vinyl figures, each one at a different convention. The Stan Lee Pop! Series kicks off at New York Comic Con 2013, with the comic book legend sporting the NYCC logo across his chest.

Limited to just 1,000 pieces, the New York Comic Con 2013 Exclusive Stan Lee Pop! vinyl figure by Funko can be purchased at the ConventionExclusive.com NYCC booth #1274 and the Crazy Cat Collectibles NYCC booth #1555.

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Funko Announces Pop! Movies: Back To The Future Figures

Funko announces Pop! Movies: Back to The Future vinyl figures. Both Marty McFly and Dr. Emmet Brown will be available on October 31st!

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LEGO To Release The Maersk Line Triple E Ship In January 2014

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Presenting the largest ship in the world — the record-breaking Maersk Triple-E. Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail.

LEGO designers have included rare colors such as medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green. There are rotating gold-colored screw blades leading to the brick-built twin propeller engines, which you can view through the window built into the port side of the ship. You can even customize it by adding or removing the containers. This authentic set includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship and, as a finishing touch, there’s the gold coin that is added under the mast of all Maersk Line ships for good luck on their voyages. This model is perfect for LEGO fans!

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Features: 

- Rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin

- Rare medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green colored elements

- Play with the model on carpeted surfaces or mount the model on the display stand

- Building instructions also include interesting facts about the real ship

- Includes 1,518 bricks

- Ship (mounted on stand) measures over 8” (21cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide

The impressive set will be available for $150 in January 2014 via LEGO.com and LEGO stores.


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Please Make This Happen! The Goonies 30th Anniversary LEGO Cuusoo Set

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The Goonies is one of the most iconic movies of the 1980’s. It gave us adventure, pirates, mobsters, the lovable Sloth and of course, the Truffle Shuffle! It was an action packed movie told through the eyes of children.

In 2015, the Goonies will be 30 years old, so what better time than now to start a Cuusoo campaign to reignite Lego’s interest in this franchise in time for the celebration? With the success of the Back to the Future set and Ghostbusters, there’s definitely enough interest in retro movies from the 80′s.

LEGO builder extraordinaire, Lyonsbood has submitted two Goonies 30th Anniversary LEGO sets as part of the Cuusoo program. The program allows users to submit ideas for LEGO products to be turned into potential sets available commercially, with the original designer receiving 1% of the royalties.

Lyonsbood has created 2 interconnectable sets, Fratelli Fracas and Skeleton Scare along with the Goonie’s cast of characters in minifig form!

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You can check out some of the features below and vote for these sets to become a reality HERE.

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Who wouldn’t want a Sloth miniature figure…Hey You Guys?

 

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Anchorman Talking Ron Burgundy Action Figure

Ron Burgundy, the legendary San Diego newscaster and part of the KVWN Channel 4 News Team, wants to share insight from his epic career with this new 13″ action figure ($45).

With its embedded sound chip, this figure will tell you that ‘It’s kind of a big deal”and other words of wisdom as only Ron Burgundy can!

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Batman & Robin (1966 Film) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys Coming In April 2014

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With its catchy opening song, campy costumes and lighthearted comical moments, the Batman 1960s Television Series is a beloved classic among Batman fans.

Adam West has become synonymous with the crime fighting hero and to this day remains as one of fans favorite actors to don the cape and cowl. The shows success led to the 1966 feature film starring most of the original TV cast.

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The crime-fighting hero of Gotham City is rarely seen without his faithful sidekick Robin, in the Batman 1960s television series. The campy and lighthearted TV show quickly became a fan favorite, inspiring the 1966 feature film, Batman.

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to introduce the Batman and Robin 1966 collectible figures from the classic 1966 Batman movie ($205 for Batman and $190 or Robin).

The hyper realistic figures are specially crafted featuring screen-accurate masked head sculpts, classic costumes, weapons and accessories.

I saw the Batman & Robin (1966 Film) sixth scale prototypes at Comic Con and the sculpts were breathtaking. Wait until the Batmobile gets released, it will blow your mind!

Expected to ship April 2014.

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Beware The Batman Happy Meal Toys Coming In October

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The Official McDonald’s Restaurant Website just announced that the next set of Happy Meal toy premiums will be based on the popular Beware The Batman Animated TV Series on the Cartoon Network.

The upcoming Beware the Batman Happy Meal Toys include 8 collectible Batman figures and accessories: Batman on Batcycle, wearable Batman eye mask, flying Batman figure, Batman with Batclaw and a posable Beware The Batman figurine.

Look for the toys in October.

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Funko Announces Pop! Rides, First Up The 1966 Batmobile

Funko just announced a new series of vinyl figures featuring iconic vehicles from pop culture. The new line is called Pop! Rides and the first entry is the 1966 Batmobile with Batman behind the wheel.

Plans are already in place to continue the line with a Cadillac from the film Scarface and the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

You can pre-order the 1966 Batmobile Pop! Ride HERE for $25 for October delivery.

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Funko and Super7 Announce ReAction Figures – Alien Figures Due in November

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Funko and Super7 are excited to announce a new strategic partnership to debut and extend the ReAction Figure 3 3/4″ line.

One of the most unique and highly anticipated toys of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 was the pre-order and launch of Super7′s ReAction Figures Alien line. From the “Lost Prototype” 2-pack and Early Bird Kit to the the full reveal of the final Alien ReAction figures, the collector community was in a frenzied state over this new “retro style” look of toys within the action figure community. At the same time, Funko’s continued growth and expanding product line made it’s San Diego Comic-Con booth one of the single most traveled spots of the entire convention. After years of sharing the same aisle together, Super7 and Funko saw an incredible opportunity to leverage each other’s unique business insights into a more strategic partnership. Beginning with the launch of the Highly anticipated Alien ReAction Figures in November and then several licenses to be announced soon, both companies look to establish a firm collaborative footprint in the market with the ReAction Figures line.

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Collect all five ReAction Figures 

- The Alien – with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!

- Ripley – with Flame Thrower

- Ash – with Motion Detector

- Dallas – with Flame Thrower

- Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit – with removable helmet and transparent visor

Each figure is packaged individually on a blister card.

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Razor’s Crazy Cart

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You may remember Razor as the company behind all those silver scooters that popped up on your block a decade ago. Razor is still around and pumping out vehicular fun of all shapes and sizes, including a 55-pound drifting machine called the Crazy Cart that looks fantastically fun.

The Crazy Cart ($400) can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, and you can go for about 40 minutes on its two rechargeable 12V batteries. It features “variable speed foot pedal acceleration,” but has no brake — the better for drifting, yo. To that effect, it has 360-degree steering and a drift bar for managing spins, drifts, and cornering. It’s got two driving modes: “go-kart mode” for normal driving, and “crazy cart mode” for drifting.

The Crazy Cart has a 140-pound weight limit.


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Aardman DC Nation Action Figure Five Pack Set

No Bat-Fan’s collection will be complete without these amazing action figures based on the hilarious animated shorts created by the Academy Award-winning team behind Wallace and Gromit featured on the DC Nation block seen on Cartoon Network.

The Aardman DC Nation Action Figure Five Pack Set features Batman, Superman, Joker, Catwoman and Robin. The set retails for $75 and will be available on August 21, 2013.

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