29 Dec, 2016

Top 10 Collectibles of 2016

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

Article by Jarrett Kruse

I think I speak for all all Action Figure Junkies that we will collectively sigh in relief when 2016 comes to a close after an unmatched year of iconic losses culminating this week with geek goddess Carrie Fisher. With the loss of a bona fide Princess and most of Junkies first crush in action figure form no doubt, it seems a good time to focus on the happy. And you just don’t get happier than toys and year end Top 10 lists!

It was a banner year for action figures with a slew of newcomers and old favorites redefined that made our collective wallets scream for sweet relief. Here we have gathered our ten best that are available here on the Midtown Comics retail website. It was tough to cut the list down to just ten items in our expansive inventory but if one pattern emerged, its that STAR WARS, Batman & POP Vinyls have major staying power.

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07 Dec, 2016

VIDEO: Previewing this week’s new comics (12/7/16)

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Get new issues here: http://bit.ly/2fQROOn

And new collections here: http://bit.ly/2gYnO5u

Happy new comic book day, everyone! John and Gregg take a look at all of the new releases that this week has to offer, and they give you a preview of a lot of issues, too!

18 Nov, 2016

Behold! Marvel’s U.S.Avengers #1 State Variants

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Please see below for Marvel’s mighty press release about the upcoming spectacular series and its phenomenally patriotic covers.

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11 Jan, 2016

Marvel’s Secret Wars: Recapping the Epic Big Event

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Order Secret Wars #9 here: http://bit.ly/1mL5cr2 

SW #9

This recap contains some spoilers, but we’re purposely avoiding BIG ones and being vague about other ones! To properly appreciate the event, we strongly recommend reading it for yourself. Trust us, it’s worth it.

The Marvel Universe is constantly changing. From villains taking over to heroes battling each other over ideological differences, several big events have made drastic changes to the status quo in the primary Marvel Universe, which is called the 616 universe. However, nothing has impacted Marvel’s heroes and villains quite like the latest big event: Secret Wars by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic.

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Hot Toys

Article by Jarrett Kruse

I remember the first time that I saw a HOT TOYS figure and I thought that surely this was just one made for charity or some important cause. There was no way that this work of art could be available for regular collectors like me to actually purchase, right? But it was true. I had seen the future of toys back in 2004 at San Diego Comic Con and this was going to change the playing field for what was quickly becoming known as the “high end collectible figure.” As I stood there admiring this piece, it was as if I had just been dropped off by Doc Brown & Marty McFly in a time traveling DeLorean. I was witnessing the future of toys and the future looked incredibly bright.

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16 Oct, 2015

Iron Man: 5 Reasons it’s Great

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Iron Man poster movie

To celebrate director/writer/actor Jon Favreau’s birthday, we’re going to take a look at his first Marvel Studios movie, Iron Man, and explain why it’s awesome. The film has received plenty of love over the years and obviously, we think Tony Stark’s cinematic origin story deserves all of that praise and then some! So, get cozy and let’s talk about why the first Iron Man movie is great!

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