In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, then came Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, who made going commando a new method for avoiding suspicion as a crime perpetrator. And deluxe statue maker Blitzway is commemorating this immortal moment in movie history with an “incredibly realistic ¼ scale release” that’s […]
Has the current Great Licensing Era crested or is it still growing? As The Beat’s Taimur Dar wrote the other day, toys and other licensing items are a ever bigger part of IP farming. And here’s a very interesting story in the NY Times about toy marketing picking up the slack as movie ticket and home […]
by Zena Tsarfin “Welcome home, tastemakers, misfits and rebels,” was the message flashing across the digital billboard at NYC’s inaugural Five Points Festival, held at Pier 36 in downtown Manhattan this past weekend. And with that, the co-presented effort from Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics sought to unite the worlds of designer toys, comics, street […]
Cryptozoic had a lot of stuff on display! Games! Collectible figurines! Deluxe sculpture! Housewares! Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a […]
It’s Women’s History month and even Lego is getting into the act with a five figure Women of NASA set!
John Semper, Jr. holds an ever growing list of credits, ranging from his work as a screenwriter, producer, and story editor. His body of work is mostly invested the in the field of animation, where he is most remembered among cartoon and comic fans alike for his work on the much watched 90’s carton Spider-Man: […]
After this weekend’s 2017 Toy Fair, ours and many other website have been a flutter with toy news. With such heavy internet traffic, there are a few thing that might have slipped under the radar. I’ve picked a few of my favorites to bring up with all you collectors out there. Okay, so this one […]
Twitter just let out a collective “Want!” Vinyl character figures are all the rage and this new strictly limited, Asian import edition of the forthcoming, first-of-its kind Faith Pop! Asia vinyl figure just opened the door for more and more cuteness. The first Valiant Pop! Asia vinyl collectible features Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – the high-flying hero […]
Among the other civilization-ending fears about the lady Ghostbusters film was that the unsold toys from Mattel would cause an overspill at landfills around the globe, leading to poisoned water and worldwide starvation. Luckily that didn’t happen!
It’s finally time to pick up on some of that quality Lego content I know Beat readers crave. The Lego Batman Movie looks to be everywhere at SDCC this year, promoted all over the place – and Lego have quickly picked up the pace with the announcement of two new Lego sets tying into the […]