Funko Teams Up With Looney Tunes For A San Diego Comic-Con Pop! Up Shop

Funko’s Pop! Up Shop was one of the biggest offsite hits of San Diego Comic-Con last year – a place where attendees could score awesome exclusives.

This year, the Funko Pop! Up Shop will team up with Looney Tunes to offer awesome exclusives, only available at the offsite. Daffy Duck is even getting all-dressed up for the occasion, as he will get a special Superhero variant available only at the Pop! Up Shop

The shop will be open Thursday-Sunday 10AM-3PM at 448 West Market Street in the Marina District, directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester.

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Spider-Man Grabs Coffee

To celebrate Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging into theaters this week, Sony Pictures set up hidden cameras at a Starbucks in New York City and watched as Spider-Man dropped down from the ceiling to grab his coffee and surprise unsuspecting customers.

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Did Spider-Man Have A Cameo In Iron Man 2?

A very cool fan theory has been confirmed by Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland. The theory is that the little Iron Man fan who holds up his hand to fight one of the Hammer drones in the 2010 film was none other than Peter Parker.

Holland confirmed the Iron Man 2 Spider-Man, or at least Peter Parker, appearance.

“It is Peter Parker,” he says. “I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”

A young Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.

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San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Spider-Man & Venom LEGO BrickHeadz

Check out LEGO’s first San Diego Comic-Con offering this year: a set of Marvel Spider-Man and Venom BrickHeadz. The 144-piece set will retail for $40, and will only be available on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22.

In order to purchase, you’ll need to first snag a ticket from the LEGO Pavilion Terrace line upstairs near Sails as early as 6AM, before proceeding to Booth #2829 to complete your purchase.

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Rare Rebound Eyes of The Dragon Signed By Stephen King Available At Gerald Winters & Son 

Eyes of The Dragon represents a deviation from the norm that Stephen King’s fans were used to.  It is a tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards.  According to King, although he had written thirteen novels by the time his daughter Naomi had attained an equal number of years, she had yet to read any of them. She made it clear that she loved him, but had very little interest in his vampires, ghoulies, and slushy crawling things.

As a result, Steve sat down one night in his western Maine house to start this story, then called “The Napkins”, and eventually the tale was told. When Naomi took hold of the finished manuscript, her initial lack of enthusiasm gradually changed to one of rapt interest as the story kidnapped her. Later on, she came to her father, gave him a hug and told him the only thing wrong with it was that she didn’t want it to end.

Deluxe Rebound Edition

This custom rebound edition of The Eyes of the Dragon was created in July 2016 by Dragon Rebound, CA. It incorporates the page block from the original Viking Trade First Edition Hardback.

It was originally published with the signature on the title page by artist David Palladini only.

This book is a full leather binding. The leather is a cowhide that is dyed and engraved with a reptilian pattern. The page edges have been cleaned and the book boards are sanded at the edges to create an elegant bevel. The end-sheets are hand marbled by the bookbinder into a flame pattern. The spine is rounded and with the addition of a hollow back and shoulders fitting behind the book boards, shelf wear and the sagging of the text block over time will be prevented. The spine is tooled in gold with raised bands and a sculpted head-cap that crowns the woven silk headbands. The book is housed in a custom linen cloth slipcase.

Twenty six copies were rebound and lettered A – Z. This is one of those letters.

In addition to the artist’s signature, this copy is further signed by the author Stephen King. While each of the twenty six Lettered Copies are works of art in and of themselves, having the author’s signature on the title page, while not originally intended, makes this copy truly unique, and very rare.

How to purchase

If you are interested in purchasing this book, interested parties should email gw@geraldwinters.com with their highest offer before Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Customers need to be registered at GW and Son website (www.geraldwinters.com) with their address on file. As King collectors are aware, all copies quietly sold out before publication before many knew of its existence. Only one copy has sold on eBay for $1500+, and that copy was only signed by artist David Palladini. This is the first copy signed by Stephen King that has come to market.

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Watch The Foreigner Trailer Starring Jackie Chan

The IRA took his family. The police looked the other way. Now he must get revenge. GSC Cinemas has revealed the first trailer for STX Entertainment‘s dark revenge thriller The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon) and Pierce Brosnan (Mama Mia!, The World’s End).

The Foreigner is a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale. The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

The film re-teams director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness, Green Lantern) with Brosnan, whom he directed in 1995’s 007 film Goldeneye. David Marconi (Live Free or Die Hard) adapted the screenplay from Stephen Leather’s novel “The Chinaman.” Ray Fearon, Rory Fleck Byrne, Stephen Hogan, and Michael McElhatton co-star.

STX will release The Foreigner on October 13, 2017.

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Watch The New Dark Tower Featurette: The Legacy of The Gunslinger

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for the upcoming The Dark Tower feature film, including interviews with stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and the series creator Stephen King!

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now the story comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Tarantino: A Retrospective

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Reservoir Dogs by diving into the brilliant, twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino and discover the artistic process of an Oscar-winning legend.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, Quentin Tarantino spent many Saturday evenings during his childhood accompanying his mother to the movies, nourishing a love of film that was, over the course of his life, to become all-consuming. The script for his first movie took him four years to complete: My Best Friend’s Birthday, a seventy-minute film in which he both acted and directed. The script for his second film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), took him just under four weeks to complete. When it debuted, he was immediately hailed as one of the most exciting new directors in the industry.

The 256 page book will be published on October 3, 2017 and can be ordered HERE.

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The Mobile Trend Continues

No one would disagree that we now live in a mobile world and the trend towards having a bet using a mobile device has increased alongside the growth of mobile use.

If you think about it this makes a lot of sense because as technology advances and wi-fi becomes far more widespread many people now use mobiles for so many daily tasks as well as for sourcing  entertainment, and because of this statistics show that the growth of mobile gambling is exploding.

Another big trend towards mobile use is the cost of the devices as well as their availability. We can now buy a mobile device alongside our weekly shop that does the job of playing games perfectly reasonably.

Smartphone have actually become a culture in their own right and phubbing (or phone snubbing) which is the act of ignoring your partner in favour of your mobile phone has been put up there with money and child issues as one of the major reasons for relationships breaking up.

The gambling industry has always pioneered new technology and ideas, and now many online casino sites supply games that are totally optimised for mobile devices. This means you can for instance log into your favourite site (often without having to download an app) and play no deposit slots anytime and at anyplace you choose.

Another benefit for those wanting a bet using their mobiles is the many exclusive bonuses that are given to mobile users

The convenience that our mobile devices offer us  makes the mobile industry and all of the offshoots businesses attached to the industry incredibly lucrative. The trends in mobile gambling also show us that PC gambling is not as popular as it once was with mobile devices taking the spotlight.

This is a far cry from the days of old where having a bet on your mobile phone was quite frankly a terrible experience with games crashing half way through and devices being of inferior quality, although it wasn’t really that long ago that gambling actually appeared on the internet.

The consensus of thought is that mobile use will not decrease and should develop even more as technology advances and for those that enjoy having a bet or playing on their favorite games this can be nothing but good news.

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Sideshow Collectibles Presents: Capturing Archetypes, Volume 3: Astonishing Avengers, Adversaries, and Antiheroes

Following the success of Capturing Archetypes, Volume 1 and Volume 2, this deluxe third volume showcases not only beautifully photographed collectibles but also discussions and documentation exploring the creation of these pieces from the artists themselves.

Capturing Archetypes, Volume 3 is a loving homage to the fandoms that Sideshow Collectibles represents. Whether it’s instantly recognizable characters from movies, comic books, and pop culture or Sideshow’s original creations—such as the marvelously macabre Court of the Dead—every piece, from Spider-Man to Catwoman, is created with the passion, devotion, and enthusiasm of true fans.

The latest in digital rendering techniques meet classical sculpture and fine art in Sideshow’s studio, where every medium and every tool, old or new, is dedicated to one purpose—the crafting of the highest quality museum-worthy collectibles. Each page of this stunning art book celebrates the countless hours of hard work and dedication put into the creation of each of Sideshow’s masterpieces. Featuring iconic and universally beloved characters from franchises such as Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, and others, this collection celebrates Sideshow Collectibles’ astonishing ability to capture the essence of archetypal characters in its phenomenal art pieces.

Readers will be able to step inside the world of a “modern renaissance studio” and see their favorite characters brought to life by master craftsmen and women.

The 272 page book will be published on November 7, 2017 and can be ordered HERE.

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