Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Harry Potter Match The Crazy Cube Game


Harry Potter- what a phenomenon.  It’s hard to imagine that author J. K. Rowling created Harry Potter from such humble a beginning. 


Harry Potter has gone to be a worldwide success, spawning movies, merchandise, amusement parks and a plethora of pop culture collectibles like the world has never seen before.



Harry Potter tackles the gaming world with Top Trumps new ‘Harry Potter Match The Crazy Cube Game’ that brings a whole new dimension of fun to the franchise.



Children four years old and up, along with adults, can play.



Here’s how to play.



Two players face off against each other on either side of the golden Harry Potter game grid.



Twenty five slots contain 25 Harry Potter six-side cubes with characters from the Harry Potter movies on each side.



Players mix up the character cubes making sure none of the same characters line up with each other.



Each player draws two Harry Potter character cards, placing them face down in their respective card spaces.  Do not look at the cards!



The youngest player starts by pushing out the top left character cube out of the grid and replacing it with any cube on the grid.



Their opponent does the same trying to match up five of the same characters in a row.  The first player to do so yells, ‘match!’



But they haven’t won yet, their opponent turns up their two cards.  If one of them matches the winning five characters match, they win!



Talk about a game of chance!



Can you match up five cubes and win without your opponent taking away your victory?  All you need is a little luck and a little magic.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Dodge Ball


I never cared much or participated in sports growing up.  As a kid I played the occasional game of baseball and football, but the truth be told I never cared for either sport that much.

I liked throwing a Frisbee and riding a bike.  That was pretty much the extent of my sports activities.

Except for playing Dodge Ball.  I was the bomb, the master, the king of the hill, the top dog.  No one could beat me.  Really, I was that good.

At school during recess or in gym I was always the last guy standing when we played Dodge Ball. 

My Dodge Ball days are pretty much over.  I’m not as young as I used to be and dodging, running, sliding, jumping and throwing a ball take just a little too much out of me.  And that’s OK, because Identity Games has brought Dodge Ball indoor with its ‘Dodge Ball’ tabletop game.

Up to four people can play-from kids to adults.

It’s simple, fun and usually lasts no more than 15 minutes.

Here’s how it’s played.

Each player gets a Dodge Ball Goblet and several Mini Dodge Balls depending on how many play. 

The balls are placed in the Goblet.

In the center of the action is the Dodge Ball Arena.

In the middle of the Arena is a blue clad player with a Dodge Ball head who wears a blue cap.

Each player sits behind their green Dodge Ball player perched on a movable platform/handle.

As the blue player turns with his thrown Dodge Ball in front of him players must press their handles to make their players dodge the swirling ball.

Before the pitched ball comes around again players who managed to miss getting their players heads knocked off add a red ball to their Goblet pole.

If they lose their head they start over again.

The first player to successfully place all their balls on their Goblet pole wins!
Its fast, challenges players’ dexterity and reflexes and skill.

There are several ways to play, as outlined in the instructions.  Whatever way you choose to play, Dodge Ball is a great, family-friendly game.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ninja Nonsense



Just when you thought things couldn’t get any sillier along comes RightStuf!’s ‘Ninja Nonsense’ Blu-ray!
 
What do you do when your ninja master is a bright yellow, lecherous ball who wants you to go on a mission to steal local high school girls’ panties?

That’s the dilemma facing ninja in-training Shinobu-who just happens to be a knockout herself.

Despite her best efforts she fails and in the process comes face-to-face with hot-tempered Kaede who is one of the schoolgirls.

The two manage to hit it off and before they know it they team up to go on equally lecherous, dangerous, hilarious and downright bizarre adventures with Onsokumaru (Shinobu’s master) and his ninja clan.

Ninja Nonsense is Japanese Anime humor at its best with hilarious hi-jinx, a stellar cast of crazy characters and some serious ninja action.  Oh, and throw in a little romance and tears for good measure.

Extras include: Liner Notes, Clean Openings and Closing, TV Spots, Art Gallery, Kuru-Kuru Rin (Closing) Full Size.

Previews, December


COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Jimmy’s Bastards Volume 1 TP l AFTERSHOCK COMICS

Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence HC l AVATAR PRESS INC

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth #1 l BOOM! STUDIOS

WWE #14 l BOOM! STUDIOS

Dejah Thoris #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Pumpkinhead #1 l D. E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Is This Guy For Real? GN l :01 FIRST SECOND

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Volume 1 GN l KODANSHA COMICS

Dead of Winter Volume 1: Good Good Dog GN l ONI PRESS INC.

Devilman: The Classic Collection Volume1 GN l SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers HC l SILVER SPROCKET

Bloodborne #1 l TITAN COMICS

Robotech Archive Omnibus Volume 1 GN l TITAN COMICS

Disney·Pixar Wall-E GN l TOKYOPOP

Bloodshot: Salvation #6 l VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

 

BOOKS

Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman HC l ART BOOKS

Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin SC l COMICS

Drawing Cute With Katie Cook SC l HOW-TO

Action Presidents Book 1: George Washington! HC l YOUNG READERS

MAGAZINES

Cartoons Magazine #13 l CARTOONS

Black Panther: The Official Movie Special l SUPER-HEROES

TRADING CARDS

Topps 2018 Opening Day Baseball Trading Cards l TOPPS COMPANY

Arrow Season Four Trading Cards l CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT

APPAREL

Doctor Who: Vector Icons Tenth Doctor Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rey Training Black T-Shirt l PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE WEAR

Batman Doomsday Clock Ringer T-Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS

Dark Nights: Metal Tour Baseball Shirt l GRAPHITTI DESIGNS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rey Tote Bag l OUTFIT OF THE MONTH #OOTM

TOYS & STATUES

Justice League Gallery: Wonder Woman PVC Statue l DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & COLLECTIBLES

Living Dead Dolls: Batman Returns Catwoman Doll l DC HEROES

Pixel Game of Thrones Figures l GAME OF THRONES

Puppet Master: Replica Trunk Blu-Ray Box Set l HORROR

Harry Potter: Harry Quidditch Outfit PVC Figure l ICON HEROES

Fantastic Beasts: Newt Scamander PVC Figure l ICON HEROES

One-12 Collective: Marvel: Defenders Doctor Strange Action Figure l MARVEL HEROES

POP! Heroes: Booster Gold & Blue Beetle Vinyl Figure 2-Pack l FUNKO

POP! Heroes: Lobo Vinyl Figure l FUNKO

POP! Dragon Ball Super: Gotenks Vinyl Figure l FUNKO

IMPORT TOYS

Marvel Universe: Spider-Man Webslinger ArtFX Statue l KOTOBUKIYA

Thor Ragnarok Egg Attack Action Figures l MARVEL HEROES

Justice League Variant Play Arts Kai: The Flash Action Figure l DC HEROES

Gozilla Kaiju 8-Inch Series: Anguirus 1968 Figure l GODZILLA

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Yami Yugi Figma l ANIME

Movie Realization Star Wars: Yari Ashigaru Stormtrooper Action Figure l MOVIE/TV

Kojima Productions: Ludens 1/6-Scale Action Figure l VIDEO GAMES

Overwatch: Genji Figma l VIDEO GAMES

Zao Dao: Crow Teeth 1/6-Scale Action Figure l VIDEO GAMES

COLLECTIBLES & NOVELTIES

Avengers Etched Mugs l MARVEL HEROES

Justice League Movie Pint Glasses l DC HEROES

Nickelodeon: Rugrats: Reptar Inflatable Costume l MOVIE/TV

GAMES

Monopoly Gamer Edition l HASBRO TOY GROUP

Monopoly Gamer Figure Packs l HASBRO TOY GROUP

Operation Star Wars: BB-8 Edition l HASBRO TOY GROUP

Pathfinder Adventure Path: War for the Crown Part 1 l PAIZO INC

Marvel Heroclix: Avengers Infinity Colossal Booster Brick l WIZKIDS/NECA