Category Archives: Collectibles

Watch Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest Episode 1 – Joker’s Favor

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This week sees the debut of Watch Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest on Comic–Con HQ!

To celebrate, the first episode is available to fans worldwide via DC Comics. In the pilot episode, “Joker’s Favor,” Mark Hamill heads to DC Comics Headquarters, home to one of the greatest collections of comic book memorabilia and one of the most celebrated artists in the world, Jim Lee. Join them as they share their stories of pop culture collecting and trade favors to end up with their very own pieces of pop culture history.

With Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as your guide, explore the most exclusive pop culture collections in the world! Join Mark on his weekly quest to track down the rumored rocket-firing Boba Fett, the original Time Machine, the last surviving armature model used to animate the original 1933 King Kong, the 1992 Batmobile, and so much more! Mark travels inside pop culture’s vaults to uncover why we are so fascinated with collecting and what our passions say about us.

Tune in next week on Comic-Con HQ as Mark’s affinity for Godzilla and giant robots leads him to collector Scott Zillner, whose passion transcended his home – filled with thousands of monsters and robots – and led to the creation of Power Morphicon!

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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Phone Vinyl Bank

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A Diamond Select Toys Release! Your personal Batcave is almost complete, but no Batcave is complete without a bright red telephone! This life-sized vinyl bank, based directly on the red phone seen in the Batmobile on the Batman Classic TV Series, may not connect you with Commissioner Gordon, but it will hold your loose change, thanks to a slot in the top and an access door in the base! Use it to save up for that Batmobile you’ve always wanted!

This item will be released in the Summer of 2017 and retail for $29.99.

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Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest To Premiere On Comic Con HQ On November 15, 2016

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On November 15, 2016 the force will be strong on devices across the nation as Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest comes to Comic–Con HQ (www.Comic-ConHQ.com)!

Join Mark on his quest to track down the rumored rocket-firing Boba Fett, the original Time Machine, the last surviving armature model used to animate the original 1933 King Kong, the 1992 Batmobile, and so much more!

Mark travels inside pop culture’s vaults to uncover why we are so fascinated with collecting and what our collections say about us.

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Back To The Future Almanac: 1985-2015 Official Collector’s Guide

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Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015 is the official Back to the Future collector’s guide, which includes merchandise supporting the trilogy, BTTF: The Ride, the Animated Series, the comics and beyond.

Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015 represents a 30 year devotion to archiving materials from the BTTF franchise, through the promotional materials and products created to support the BTTF films to the fantastic comics, theme park attractions and games that followed. The BTTF Almanac invites fans to time travel through decades of memorabilia, artwork, time machines and toys created for the greatest film trilogy of all time.

Working closely with Co-creator and Producer Bob Gale, authors Rob Klein and Jennifer Smith have assembled the ultimate BTTF collectors guide. Fans of the BTTF films from all over the world will no doubt revel in BTTF artifacts that they have, they once had, wished they had or never even knew about in this impressive 250 page full-color tribute to the BTTF franchise.

The front cover of the Back to the Future Almanac is an homage to the prop Grays Sports Almanac cover, as seen in Back to the Future Part II. There are over 600 full-color photos of BTTF history, including images never before published from the trilogy are included in this exciting book.

You can order the guide HERE for $59.95.

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3A Marvel Comics Black Widow 1/6 Scale Figure

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ThreeA proudly presents Ashley Wood’s signature spin on Marvel’s most deadly femme fatale – Black Widow. The super spy is armed with her iconic wrist stingers, twin glocks, and a newly masked look for the most covert of missions. Black Widow features an expertly tailored catsuit, laser cut to Wood’s elegantly designed body sculpt.

The fifth character in the ongoing Marvel x ThreeA 1/6th Scale Figure series – Ashley Wood brings his unmistakable style to the master of espionage – blending elements of the classic comic book outfit with his taste in high fashion for an undercover agent look that is both distinct and timeless.

– Officially Licensed by Marvel
– Black Widow figure stands 13-Inches (33cm) tall
– Features 24 points of articulation
– Black Widow features Laser cut Tailored Catsuit, Faux-Leather Trench Coat
– Black Widow includes: 3 Sets of interchangeable hands, 2 Glock 17s with Holsters, 2 Wrist Stingers and 1 Masked interchangeable head
– $160

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Beckett’s Essential Guide To Funko Pop! Coming in September

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Over the past couple of years, Funko Pop! figures have become one of the biggest lines of entertainment collectibles. Covering an enormous amount of properties from movies, TV, video games, sports and more, its reach is enormous.

Beckett’s Essential Guide to Funko Pop! will cover them all with feature stories, a history of the line and a massive price guide. Launching September 14, this will be a digital-only publication. It will be delivered over multiple digital apps including Apple, Google Android and Amazon Kindle. The cost is just $4.99.

The price guide portion of Beckett’s Essential Guide to Funko Pop! features more than 2,000 items from 2010 through the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. And it’s not just Pop! figures that are include. The digital magazine’s 20-page price guide covers other Funko lines like Mystery Minis, Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, ReAction and Hikari. Another ten pages of the publication are devoted to articles. These include a list of the rarest Pops, the Funko Pop! story and more.

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Fine Copy of Action Comics #1 Fetches $956,000 At Auction

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A fine copy of 1938’s Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, sold at auction Thursday for $956,000, exceeding expectations.

Graded 5.5 out of 10 by the Certified Guarantee Company, the comic is described by Heritage Auctions as having cream to off-white pages, rust-free staples and a brightly colored cover. However, there’s a 1.5-inch spine split at the bottom, which likely prevented the copy from receiving a higher grade. Still, it was expected to sell for “only” about $750,000.

“Having seen many ‘Action’ #1’s over the years, I am deeply impressed with this copy’s eye appeal,” Matt Nelson, CGC’s primary grader, said in a statement. “The book presents as a considerably higher grade than 5.5, lacking the usual fading, staining or creasing commonly seen on mid-grade copies. White and bright, this ‘Action #1 is one of the best looking among the remarkably rare pool of unrestored copies in the world.”

Of course, $956,000 is nowhere near a record price. The finest known copy of Action Comics #1 (9.0 CGC) sold in 2014 on eBay for $3.2 million, rocketing past the previous record of $2.16 million paid in 2011 for a copy once owned by actor Nicolas Cage.

According to Heritage, this copy came from the collection of an East Coast comic book fan who had purchased it in the 1990s for $26,000. Neither the seller nor the buyer wished to be identified.

About 100 copies of Action Comics #1 are known to exist. Of those, only about 30 are unrestored.

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Andy Richter Visits Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House Filled With Creepy Movie Collectibles On Conan

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On a recent episode of Conan, Andy Richter took a trip to visit imaginative director Guillermo del Toro‘s additional home in Los Angeles, known as the Bleak House, that is filled with all of his spooky, creepy movie collectibles.

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Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest Coming To Comic-Con HQ

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Best known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill will bring his encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and passion for memorabilia to Comic-Con HQ, the new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) destination that will extend the experience of San Diego Comic-Con into a year-round event.

Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, a docu-style series featuring authentic stories about passionate fans and their collections, will be hosted and produced by Hamill. Production on the series will begin in June when he returns from shooting Star Wars VIII in the U.K. The series will debut on Comic-Con HQ this fall.

Hamill has been amassing memorabilia, including comic books, toys, lunch boxes, records, puppets, original artwork, and much more since the early 1970s. Now with Pop Culture Quest, he can share his appreciation and introduce other interesting collectors and their treasures to the Comic-Con community.

“I’ve been a collector all my life,” said Hamill. “This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people’s collections! I can’t wait to see what’s out there and share it with the world. Collectibles are a living history of who and what we are, so we just might learn something…but there’s no doubt we’re going to have fun!”

Seth Laderman, EVP and General Manager, Comic-Con HQ, added, “From the moment I started talking with Mark about this idea over three years ago, his enthusiasm was infectious. It had such an impact on me that after I came to Comic-Con HQ, my first call was to him and his team about how to bring this show to our community. Passion is at the heart of all of our original series, with a goal to allow innovators like Mark the opportunity to create and bring their ideas to life. We couldn’t be happier to help Mark’s show find a home.”

Hamill will once again team with his friend and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian.  Kazanjian was Executive Producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and served as VP at Lucasfilm during the dramatic expansion of the company in the 1980s. Producer Darren Moorman, whose film Same Kind of Different as Me will be released next year, and longtime collector and vintage show promoter Scott Kinney will round out the producing team as Executive Producers on the series.

More news about upcoming programming and partnerships for Comic-Con HQ will be announced in the coming weeks. Anyone can register now for a free extended trial on Comic-ConHQ.com via web browsers and iOS/Android devices. The paid subscription service will officially roll out this summer across more connected devices and distribution platforms such as Roku, AppleTV and Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program, with additional devices becoming available in the months to come.

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San Diego Comic Con 2016 Batman Animated Series Batman Logo Bust

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Batman returns in this all-new exclusive 6” resin bust inspired by the famous logo of Batman: The Animated Series! Drawing his cape around him, the Dark Knight lurks in the shadows while posing atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture.

Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! Limited to 1,000 pieces, available at the Diamond Select Booth at SDCC.

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