​#SDCC San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Hasbro Brings the Toys and Food (Just Not the Chairs)

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By: Nicholas Eskey Hasbro Entertainment, the fine purveyor and partner to franchises like; Transformers, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Nerf, and Magic the Gathering, has continuously been growing and developing their branding. So loved are their toys that there’s always a run on something deemed even remotely collectible. I along with the other press […]

What is a Tsum Tsum? Marvel has the answer

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As an adult who has no room in her Stately Manor for books, let alone cute fuzzy toys from Japan, I missed out on the Tsum Tsum craze. But Disney hasn’t. And where Disney goes, sometimes Marvel follows so we’ll have all these Tsum Tsum variant covers in August. And their own Marvel one shot, called MARVEL TSUM TSUM. Because these oblong plushies that you can stack up can have fun and exciting adventures just like the rest of us.

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 […]

Marvel and Disney roll out major licensing push for Black Panther

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At last month’s Toy Fair, I told you that all the Black Panther merchandise and toys looked super hot. He’ll be this year’s Groot/Rocket based on what I saw. And apparently, Marvel agrees, as they’ve just announced a big merchandising program for the character, tying in not only with his movie debut in Captain America […]

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, […]