Beat Retreat: GameStop Expo 2016, video game camp holds comic surprises

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Last week GameStop managers and employees got the royal treatment from the retailer’s various vendors and partners at GameStop Expo 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three day show is built as part reward for GameStop employees and part sales training from the many companies selling their products in GS stores. The final day […]

Funko unveils Scott PIlgrim figures

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Funko + Scott Pilgrim = less money in your bank account. Finally! Scott, Ramona and Knives in Funko stylee. The figures go on sale later this summer.

The figures are based on the characters from Bryan Lee O’Malleys still popular epitome-of-the-aughts graphic novel series, Scott Pilgrim, but the actual figures are based specifically on the movie version, in which Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ellen Wong portrayed Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers and Knives Chau, respectively.

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview: Many things POPPING in June

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By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview!

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By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back to another exciting episode of “The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview! We have a humdinger of an episode today kids, as a lot of collectible figures have been announced recently. Since I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to a short list, be prepared for a longer than usual post. […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Preview!

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By Nicholas Eskey Welcome back fellow toy-o-philes to another weekly(ish) installment of my favorite picks for newly released or soon to be released nerdy toys. I’ve scoured the internets and come across what lovely pieces of plastic have caught my eye and hope they will catch your fancy. Without further text diarrhea, here are the […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review!

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By: Nicholas Eskey Every week, companies announce new, nerdy toys that threaten to drain our bank accounts and fill every spare inch on our shelves. To help you decide what is buy-worthy, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to highlighting the best of the best. Welcome to the new weekly toy preview! Without further stalling, […]

*WEDNESDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

Funko is excited to announce the debut of Pop! Tees at this year's San Diego Comic-Con!

By: Nick Eskey Welcome back toy enthusiasts to the last installment of exclusive Funko toys for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Well known for their POP! line of figurines, Funko strives to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in […]

*SATURDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]