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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Article by Jarrett Kruse

If you thought you were going to get out of 2015 without a top 10 list from Midtown Comics, then you were sorely mistaken. In conjunction with Action Figure Junkies (AFJ), the leading action figure spot on social media, we have racked our brains for the better part of December knowing that the day would come where we would have to whittle our very large list down to a paltry 10 entries. Prepare yourselves, because a whole lot of factors were taken into account before being picked at, edited, polished and finally cleaned up. So, without looking yet, how many of these gems do you think you grabbed in 2015?

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The trailer for the second TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, has arrived, and it looks like plenty of lighthearted fun! Bebop and Rocksteady are finally making their big screen debut, it looks like a certain evil alien may make an appearance, and there’s a brand new Casey Jones – played by a man who also portrays a famous DC archer! Watching the show on Nickelodeon is good fun, but there’s several other ways to celebrate the franchise as well! So, we’ve created a list of cool collectibles and comics for all of the Ninja Turtles fans out there!

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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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NOW AVAILABLE! Midtown Comics is importing a limited quantity of these life size Captain America shields, produced for the Asian market by King-Arts International. Add these deluxe shields to your Steve Rogers collection today! Order online today, or pick up in store! All stores will have the classic shield in stock, but you can special order any of the additional shields online or directly at our stores! More info below: 

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Midtown Comics is open on Memorial day!
Monday, May 26th, we invite you to join us for our annual Memorial Day sale, and save 20% off everything, all day long, in-store only! All three of our NYC stores will be open! Browse our wide selection of comic books, action figures, collectibles, and more! Get in the holiday spirit and pick up some Captain America comics! Also, check out some of the most patriotic comic book covers below! Hope you have a happy Memorial Day!

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Store hours:
Times Square: 8:00AM to 12midnight
Grand Central: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Downtown: 10:00AM to 8:00PM

*Disclaimer: All sales and special offers advertised herein are valid in-store only, Monday, May 26th only, and does not apply to convention tickets, gift cards, or advance orders, and cannot be combined with any other offer. NO COUPON REQUIRED. Not valid at our FAO location.