Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Saturday, December 23, 2017

America’s Treasures and The Durango Kid



I’ve had the good fortune over my 65 years to have traveled across our great United States of America.
 
From West Coast to East Coast, North to South, California to Maine and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Florida’s Key West, the United States is a beautiful country, filled with many wonders including our national treasures.

Mill Creek Entertainment invites viewers to come along as it travels the states and visits famous historical, natural and monumental sights from the Empire State Building to Mount Rushmore.

Along the way viewers see and experience some of the most stunning landscapes from mountains to ocean shores and everything in-between.

Travel along and enjoy this very special 12-part documentary series presented on DVD and Digital.  American truly is beautiful, as are its people.

Do you hanker for the days when movie Westerns stood for something?  When morals and honesty were traits to be proud of and good guys wore white hats and bad guys black hats?

Are you ready to experience the good old days of Westerns when men were strong, women were beautiful, the wide open spaces beckoned and law and order inevitably won out over crime?

Well partner, then get ready for 10 Western Classics starring Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid, the gun-slinging cowboy who fought for truth, justice and honor.

Starrett reigned as the king of B-movie Westerns in over 130 films mostly as The Durango Kid. 

Join Durango and his sidekick Smiley as they tangle with some looters, rustlers, claim-jumpers and other Old West undesirables.

It’s good, clean Western fun with plenty of fisticuffs, barroom brawls, horses, henchmen and fair-haired Western woman.  Yee-hah!

Both America’s Treasures and The Durango Kid Collection come on DVD.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Flexible Track, Brix, Mustang, Counter, Skeleton, Dinosaur and Space



Skullduggery, the makers of Max Traxxx, has  taken wireless RC racing to a whole new level with its Max Flex RC Flexible Track System.


It’s cool enough that the tracks glow in the dark, the remote control has variable speeds and it comes with a blazing red remote control car!



But, here’s the cool part. The glowing track also is flexible!  You read right!



The light trace technology tracks are flexible and there’s 200 pieces.



Why settle for a stagnant, race car track when you can create your own twisting and turning track in a snap? 



Even better, you can adjust the track as you race!  How cool is that!?



Glow in the dark, wireless, a rechargeable car, snap together and flexible track!?  How could you possibly go wrong?



For Max Traxxx fans out there Skullduggery offers a few extras that will let you constantly expand and improve on your RC racing experience.



The X-Blox Construction Brix Skill Jump extreme racing takes your racing to the next level.



Containing 56 Brix, the set allows RC racers to add to their existing Max Traxxx track. 



The Brix glow in the dark, interlock and stack to make the perfect bridges, ramps and underpasses for a more exciting racing experience.  Brix snap together with Max Traxxx track pieces and ‘ramp up’ the excitement.



While all Max Traxxx racing racks sets come with vehicles what racer is satisfied with a few cars?  Any real racer wants more cars. The more, the better.



Add the Mustang Tracer Racer to your garage of RC cars. Just watch the blue and white streak of lightning race around the glowing track, swerve around the curves, climb hills and ramps and speed to the finish line!



All Tracer Racers cars feature light trace technology, are rechargeable and come with their own wireless remote control.  Zip around the track at 500 MPH based on the scale of the racer.  Zooom!



Speed is one thing, but what about endurance and superior driving?  Professional race car drivers are driven by the number of laps they complete in order to win the race.



The Max Traxxx Digital Lap Counter is perfect for the dual lane racing, glow in the dark action.  Simply set up the counter and it automatically counts the number of laps of both racers.  Set the number of winning laps and bingo!  Make the mark and you win!



Both the Max Flex and Max Traxxx of race kits and accessories are made of the highest quality material, are rugged, durable and easy to assemble and play.




For a different type of race; the human race (notice that smooth transition) check out Skullduggery’s Smithsonian Museum Craft Kits Human Skeleton.



As an artist, graphic designer and art teacher I can state that learning how to draw the human body starts with understanding how it is put together.



The human skeleton is the framework for the rest of the body and makes for a fascinating study.



What better way to learn about the human skeleton than by recreating one yourself?



The Human Skeleton kit includes PerfectCast Mix, mold trays, 10 crayons, paints, brush, display poster, glue, display easel and activity book.



Follow the easy-to-understand instructions and make your very own human skeleton.



Study and color the chart, read the activity guide, construct and paint the skeleton and before you know it you have a scaled down version of a human skeleton proudly on display!



Long before humans populated the earth dinosaurs roamed the swamps, mountains and terrain in search of plants and meat to eat.



The Tyrannosaurus Rex was the king of the predator dinosaurs and is probably the favorite dinosaurs of most kids.



Wouldn’t it be great if you could own your very own T-Rex?  You can!



Ok, maybe not a real T-Rex, but the next best thing: a 19 inch skeleton replica.



The Dinoworks 19” Tyrannosaurus is a paleontologist’s dream come true.



Here’s what you get: reusable mold trays, PerfectCast casting material, paints, paint brush, magnets, glue, an illustrated educational booklet and instructions.



‘Dig in’ to this kit and in less time it takes to dig up a dinosaur bone you’ll have a perfect, to-scale, authentic looking T-Rex on display.



While dinosaurs only roamed our earth a whole new universe filled with planets and stars awaits.



The Eyewitness Space Exploration Space Casting Kit brings the stars a little closer with its PerfectCast Space Shuttle, Command Module and Saturn V rocket.



Everything you need to explore space in your imagination is included just like with the T-Rex kit.



Mold them, paint them and put them on display.



Who says outer space has to be ‘out there’?



Bring space home with the fun to construct and display famous space vehicles.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Previews, January



COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Shock Anthology HC l AFTERSHOCK COMICS

Vampironica #1 l ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

Crossed +100: Mimic #1 l AVATAR PRESS INC

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 l BOOM! STUDIOS

Lucy Dreaming #1 l BOOM! STUDIOS

Green Hornet #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Encounter #1 l LION FORGE

The Ballad of Sang #1 l ONI PRESS INC.

Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection Volume 1 GN l SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Factory #1 l TITAN COMICS

Sea of Thieves #1 l TITAN COMICS

Dragon Slayer: Folk Tales From Latin America SC/HC l TOON GRAPHICS

Shadowman #1 l VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Mermaid Boys Volume 1 GN l YEN PRESS

 

BOOKS

DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History l COMICS

Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists l COMICS

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious HC l COMICS YOUNG READERS

Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor HC l DOCTOR WHO / TORCHWOOD

Star Wars: The Last Jedi HC l STAR WARS

MAGAZINES

Scary Monsters 2018 Yearbook Monster Memories l HORROR

TRADING CARDS

Bowman 2018 Baseball Trading Cards l TOPPS COMPANY

Solo: A Star Wars Story Trading Cards l NON-SPORTS CARDS

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 & 2 Trading Cards l CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT

APPAREL

Deadpool: Irresponsible Bullets Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Captain America: Captain Leap Navy T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Christmas Zero Red T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

TMNT: Oozey Does It Smoke Heather T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Doctor Who: Monsters Montage Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Doctor Who: Alice X. Zhang Sublimation TARDIS Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Justice League: Save The World T-Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS

Justice League: The Flash Symbol II T-Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS

TOYS & STATUES

Pacific Rim 2 Select Series 2 Action Figure l DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & COLLECTIBLES

DC Bombshells Series 3 Vinyl Figure l CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT

Overwatch: Colossal Bastion 8-Inch Vinyl Figure l BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

One-12 Collective: Thor Ragnarok: Thor Action Figure l MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

One-12 Collective: Thor Ragnarok: Gladiator Hulk Figure l MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

MMPR Legacy 1/4-Scale Helmet Collection l POWER RANGERS

IMPORT TOYS

Resident Evil Vendetta: Leon S. Kenedy ArtFX Statue l KOTOBUKIYA

Marvel: Captain Marvel Bishoujo Statue l KOTOBUKIYA

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner ArtFX+ l KOTOBUKIYA

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight ArtFX+ Statue l KOTOBUKIYA

Thor Ragnarok: Hulk S.H.Figuarts l MARVEL HEROES

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: EA-035: Floating Millennium Falcon Figure l STAR WARS

Dragon Ball Super Dracap Memorial PVC Statues l DRAGONBALL SUPER

Overwatch: Genji “Classic Skin” Nendoroid l NENDOROIDS

Overwatch: Hanzo “Classic Skin” Nendoroid l NENDOROIDS

COLLECTIBLES & NOVELTIES

Batman: Gotham City 4D Mini Puzzle l DC HEROES

Rick and Morty: Ship Bank l MOVIE/TV

GAMES

Starfinder PRG: Pact Worlds HC l PAIZO INC

Rick and Morty Munchkin l USAOPOLY