Tuesday, November 14, 2017

VIZ Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series - SP BABY

The Stage Is Set For Romantic Sparks And Surprising Bodyguard Action In New Series From The Creator Of HAPPY MARRIAGE?!

San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2017 VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a fun mix of action, comedy, drama and romance with the launch of the manga series SP BABY on November 28th.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

 
BATMAN HUNTS JACK THE RIPPER
IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY GOTHAM CITY AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND
DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT
 
BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT
  

COMING FEBRUARY 6, 2018 TO
Ultra HD BLU-RAY™ combo pack,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW MANGA SERIES ASTRA LOST IN SPACE

Experience Interstellar Space Travel And Adventure In The New Sci-Fi Series ASTRA LOST IN SPACE

San Francisco, CA, November 13, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers the sci-fi survival epic ASTRA LOST IN SPACE on December 5th.

The new manga series, by Kenta Shinohara, will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T’ for Teens. Series volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 each. Volume 1 is available now as a digital-first release via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future print and digital editions of ASTRA LOST IN SPACE will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES THE DYSTOPIAN MANGA SERIES THE PROMISED NEVERLAND

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES THE DYSTOPIAN MANGA SERIES THE PROMISED NEVERLAND

A Sinister Secret Threatens the Orphans of Grace Field House In This New Series From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP

San Francisco, CA, November 13, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of THE PROMISED NEVERLAND on December 5th.

Street Fighter: The Novel

NEW STREET FIGHTER™ NOVEL CROSSES EPIC BATTLES WITH MANGA ARTWORK
 
STREET FIGHTER™: THE NOVEL arrives in stores December 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO - November. 13, 2017 –  The World Warriors take center stage in the first ever Street Fighter novel! This December, UDON releases STREET FIGHTER™: THE NOVEL, a 256-page hardcover book that combines detailed martial arts action with stellar manga artwork.

Written by Takashi Yano (Naruto Novels, Assassin's Creed: Awakening), the story features Ryu VS Akuma, Chun-li VS Elena, Guile VS E.Honda, Sagat VS M.Bison, and many more classic fighters colliding in their most epic encounters yet. It's all described in Shoryuken-smashing, Sonic Boom-throwing, Psycho Power-pulsing detail.

The action is only enhanced by dozens of bonus manga pages and illustrations in every chapter, expertly rendered by manga legend, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man, Eyeshield 21).

VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF POKÉMON INDIGO LEAGUE ON BLU-RAY

Catch Ash And Pikachu’s First Adventures in Vivid HD!

San Francisco, CA, November 10, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of POKÉMON INDIGO LEAGUE Season 1 for the first time on Blu-ray on November 14th.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bluefin Details Unique Pop Culture Collectibles For Holiday Gift Guides

BLUEFIN HIGHLIGHTS A WIDE VARIETY OF UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING

Delight That Special Fan With A Variety Of Action Figures, Statues And One-Of-A-Kind Collectibles From Leading Manufacturers Such As Bandai Shogukan, BLITZWAY, Iron Studios, Storm Collectibles, SEN-TI-NEL and Studio Ghibli

Anaheim, CA, November 9, 2017 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, highlights a colorful variety of unique products that will make excellent gift selections for collectors and fans this holiday season.

Browse a variety of one-of-a-kind products from leading Bluefin brands such as BLITZWAY, Iron Studios, Storm Collectibles, SEN-TI-NEL, Studio Ghibli and Bandai Shogukan. These products are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets.

Star Wars & Artificial Intelligence: How Close Is Real-Life Science to C-3PO?

Lucasfilm and Disney released a new episode Science and Star Wars on the science of Artificial Intelligence. In this week’s video, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels joins researchers in the lab to explore how close real-world science has come to A.I. in the fields of medicine, education and technology.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Stores This Week: Justice League, Dark Tower, X-Men, Elf and More from DST!

It’s a Vinimates invasion! This week a vendetta of Vinimates is headed to your local comic shop, courtesy of Diamond Select Toys! From Justice League to Beetlejuice, from Predator to Nightmare Before C­­­hristmas, the 4-inch vinyl figures are sweeping across the pop-culture landscape, and your collection is about to expand dramatically! Also out this week: PVC dioramas from The Dark Tower, a resin statue of Psylocke, resin busts of the Penguin and Doomsday, a Hydra bottle opener, a Nightmare Before Christmas Santa Claus doll, and Minimates from Nightmare, X-Men and Elf! It’s the best of all worlds! Read on for details, then reserve your favorites at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!
Batman Animated Series Penguin Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! The fowl felon has arrived in the Batman Animated bust series! Oswald Coblepot, the Penguin, is captured in his classic animated appearance, as he appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, the Penguin perches on a pedestal base inspired by the show’s art-deco architecture, holding his ever-present umbrella. This piece is limited to only 3,000 made, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #MAY172501, SRP: $59.99)
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Thor: Ragnarok Minimates Smash Walgreens and Toys"R"Us

The highly anticipated motion picture Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is a box-office smash, and you can collect most of the film’s stellar cast in a new assortment of Marvel Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, in stores now! With exclusive mini-figures at comic shops, Toys”R”Us and Walgreens stores, you can relive the adventure of the movie in your own home!

Three assortments or sets of figures are available now across North America. At Walgreens, four two-packs feature Gladiator Thor (with alternate hairpiece and swords) with Hela (with alternate hairpiece and head), Gladiator Hulk (with weapons and alternate hairpiece) with Valkyrie, and exclusive two-packs of Grandmaster with Skurge (both Marvel Minimates firsts!) and Roadworn Thor (with Mjolnir) with Civilian Loki. Visit Walgreens.com to find a location and check store availability.

RAG & BONE + LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION

November 6, 2017: rag & bone is proud to unveil a new limited edition collaboration with Disney to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The capsule collection will offer a selection of iconic rag & bone styles twisted with timeless Star Wars references.  Contrasting colorways and hidden details represent the balance between good and evil in the saga depicting the two sides of the Force - the light side and the dark side, the opposing factions of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, or the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING - IXALAN Announced By VIZ Media

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERINGIXALAN

Journey To The Verdant Jungles Of The Ixalan Plane In The Latest Art Book From THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING

Coming in 2018 from DST: Pacific Rim Uprising, Kingdom Hearts and Justice League!

It’s November, which means the new Previews catalog is in comic shops! With several big blockbusters on the horizon, Diamond Select Toys is offering a dozen new items that will ship in the first half of 2018, based on new movies like Justice League and Pacific Rim: Uprising, but also venerated video games like Kingdom Hearts, timeless cartoons like Justice League and Batman Beyond, and current comics and TV shows from Marvel! Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Batman Beyond Version 2 Animated Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Our first Batman Beyond bust did so well that we’re revisiting the hero in an all-new sculpt! This action-packed interpretation of Terry McGinnis, the Batman of a future Gotham City, shows him with his wings extended, preparing to hurl a Batarang! This approximately 6-inch resin bust is posed atop a building base capturing the architecture of Neo-Gotham, and is limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV172427, SRP: $59.99)

One:12 Collective - Thor: Ragnarok Pre-Order

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

DISNEY TWENTY-THREE EXPLORES THE WORLD OF DISNEY•PIXAR’S COCO

DISNEY TWENTY-THREE EXPLORES THE WORLD OF DISNEY•PIXAR’S COCO
 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE CREATIVE TEAM SHOW THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW FILM
 
PLUS, BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH JOSH GAD IN OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE, RIAN JOHNSON’S TAKE ON THE LAST JEDI, A FIRST LOOK AT BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES, STUNNING CONCEPT ARTWORK FROM PIXAR PIER, AND MORE