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Article by Jarrett Kruse

Article by Jarrett Kruse

GET READY FOR THE 4th QUARTER!

Can you believe that the Summer is just about over? By the time the first day of school rolls around, the big box chains will already have the Halloween banners up. We cannot get a rest! I say we just whittle it down to two seasons: warm & cold. DONE!

However in the toy world, the fourth quarter means holidays, and holidays means shopping. Lots of shopping, which means that the big toy companies (and the little guys as well) are going to spare no expense as to what Junkies should keep their eyes peeled for once the leaves start to change and the flurries begin. Here are some of the coolest items that I have had my eye on all summer because we are always looking out for you toy Junkies that happen to be rabid Wednesday comic book pull-list cowboys and girls. Take a Fall trip to one of Midtown Comics’ three NYC locations for these upcoming goodies because nothing beats NYC in Autumn.

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

Toy Fair is the Super Bowl for Action Figure Junkies and this year was a big one for AFJ, personally, since I got snowed out two of the four days in 2015. So it was all business for me in 2016 with a solid 16 appointments set up and a madcap schedule for the four day marathon event. By the time I came around to my DC COLLECTIBLES walk-through, I was pretty much spent for the day desperate to take a knee.  However, as if the doctor had pulled the paddles out and yelled, “CLEAR!!” to his staff, new life was brought to me in the form of DC COLLECTIBLES’ court jester, Mr. Jim Fletcher.

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

I remember the first time I had watched the live-action Batman TV show starring Adam West & Burt Ward. I was five years old and was completely enthralled at this age of the Caped Crusader. I wanted any and all toys having to do with anything Batman. Now, through the magic of technology, I had a TV show and something to record episodes I missed on. This new gizmo my Dad brought home from NYC was called a “VCR” and Poppa Junkie dropped $800 on it for his growing family.

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Midtown Comics & AFJ were lucky enough this month to meet up with two of the busiest Junkies in the toy business. Zach & Chuck (see credentials below) are two of the most important cogs in the Diamond Select Toys operation which is a “spin-off” of their very well known parent company, Diamond Comic Distributors which as we all know is the only game in town. Now the sights are set on complete pop culture world domination as DST continues to wow toy Junkies everywhere with their wide and varied lines of not just action figures but all sorts of licensed products ranging from statues, vinyl banks, Minimates and full-size vehicles from your favorite TV & Movie properties.

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Play Fair Midtown Comics

Do you love comic book collectibles and you just can’t get enough ’em? Or maybe you really like the Dark Knight and you want an EXCLUSIVE collectible? Or perhaps you’re excited to see Batman v Superman? Then we have some very good news for you! Play Fair NY is right around the corner, and we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets! Lucky you!

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Why should you be excited for the very first edition of Play Fair NY in the Jacob Javits Center? Well, where do we even begin?! At the event, you can get your hands on EXCLUSIVE Funko product, take pictures of the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman, get a first-look at the coolest collectibles coming out this year from different companies, and Midtown Comics will have a sweet store set up, too! We’re also going to giveaway a bunch of great items at the event, like a DC Icons Lex Luthor action figure autographed by Batman v Superman actor Jessie Eisenberg!
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Play Fair NY takes place February 13-14. The tickets can be applied to one of the event’s sessions (Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday evening). CLICK HERE for more details about Play Fair.  Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

Love collectibles, action figures, toys, and games? Are you a kid (or maybe a kid at heart)? If the answer is yes, then we have some GREAT news for you! Join us for a celebration of play and entertainment at the first ever Play Fair 2016, an interactive and fun-filled live event open to the public, running concurrently with Toy Fair, at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on February 13 and 14! Buy tickets at Midtown Comics!

If you can’t make it into any of our physical locations, you can still purchase tickets online today!

Presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon, Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages. With hands-on exhibits, awe-inspiring displays, and dozens of toy and entertainment brands, attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow. Here are a few special things happening over the weekend:

  • Take in episodes of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Comic creators Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Abby Denson, Dave Roman, Matt Loux, and Misako Rocks! sketch and sign their books in the Aw Yeah Artist Alley
  • Meet Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir live on stage
  • Play with the latest Nerf blasters in a massive Nerf Arena
  • LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi presents insider tips on creating LEGO masterpieces
  • Watch Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go! on a massive movie screen
  • Get an up close look at a life-size Batmobile from the new movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Toy Tokyo brings a Dorbz Ridez Batman ’66 Blue Batmobile with Batman Exclusive from Funko to Play Fair. The Blue Batmobile is $40, available in limited quantities, and will be for sale only at the Toy Tokyo Booth.
  • Pose for photos with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, and SpongeBob SquarePants in Play Fair’s Meet & Greets
  • Shop the Play Fair Show Store powered by Midtown Comics for new, unique, and hard-to-find toys

Starting this week, fans can purchase tickets at ANY Midtown Comics location, including Times Square, Grand Central, and Downtown. Prices and information can be found below:

Play Fair offers four sessions across February 13 and 14, with tickets to each session $30…

SATURDAY MORNING – $30
SATURDAY AFTERNOON – $30
SUNDAY MORNING – $30
SUNDAY AFTERNOON – $30
WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASS – $145

FAMILY PACK (contains 4 session tickets for only $110.00)

Morning sessions run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Afternoon sessions run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. More info can be found here: http://playfairny.com/tickets/

Brands at Play Fair 2016:

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