The Walking Dead ESCAPE: 2014 Tour!

http://thewalkingdeadescape.com/

The official zombie obstacle course of The Walking Dead… climb, crawl, hide, and slide your way through the evac zone. Clear quarantine testing or join the undead.

Using the code below, you will get a 10% discount on the registration fee for the Escape:

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Happy Easter! Newsletter 4/18/14

EASTER EGG HUNT

For all ages, Saturday, April 19th @ 11am, featuring candy, toys and a $20 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!*

* Limit of 2 eggs per person. Please bring your eggs to the subscription counter for a staff member to open. All eggs will be hidden in front of, or on top of, items ONLY. Items will NOT be hidden BEHIND merchandise, so please be careful not to disrupt our products or displays. The Egg Hunt will continue until we are out of prizes.

We will be CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY, but we’ll be back again on Monday! Have a safe and happy holiday!

EARTH DAY

Earth day is april 22nd! Emerald City truly cares about the environment. We use paper bags when possible, and even more importantly, each week we receive – and recycle – dozens and dozens (seriously, DOZENS) of product shipping containers.

Our employees cut these boxes down and take them to the local recycling center, rather than just toss them into the dumpster. Emerald City encourages everyone to do their part to conserve resources. After all, there are 66 recycling facilities in Pinellas County! Find out where they are by visiting www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/recycle.htm

Every little bit helps!

DUNEDIN MUSEUM EXHIBIT

On April 25th through September 13th, the Dunedin Museum will be presenting an exhibit on comic book history featuring donations from Emerald City!
You’ll find full details about the event at www.dunedinmuseum.org!

MATT FRACTION AND CHIP ZDARSKY’S SEX CRIMINALS

It’s got a racy title, and it IS for mature readers, but Matt Fraction has created our other OTHER favorite comic book series — right next to Brian K. Vaughan’s SAGA and Fraction’s own HAWKGUY — in SEX CRIMINALS! The first trade paperback arrived this week, collecting the first five-issue story arc for only $9.99! It’s risque and hilarious and personal and sweet and it will also be YOUR other OTHER favorite comic book series too!

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Comics
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Featured Comic Books:
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HULK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Jerome Opena
ALL-NEW DIRECTION! THE EPIC “BANNER D.O.A.” BEGINS NOW!!!
Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he?

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SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 LANTERN #1 (OF 4)
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Q. Miller (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Cat Staggs
The Green Lantern ring for space sector 2813 was inactive for years after Krypton’s end, until the creation of the Argo colony recalled it to service. As none of Zod’s followers are suitable candidates, the ring’s search brings it to the nearest Kryptonian it can recruit! SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 continues in “Lantern” part 1 of 4!

solar
SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM #1
DYNAMIC FORCES
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Juan Doe
“This all started with an accident…”AN ALL-NEW CORNER OF THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE! Flooded with experimental radiation that grants him unbelievable powers, the brilliant-and-obsessive Dr. Phil Seleski seeks to unlock the secrets of the universe, begrudgingly becoming a “hero” along the way. But can a single man be trusted with near-limitless abilities? What will this mean to the ones he loves? And will his choices lead to utter chaos and destruction? Brilliant writer FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and JOE BENNETT present the Man Of The Atom as you’ve NEVER imagined!

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TRANSLUCID #1 (OF 6)
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Jeff Stokely
WHY WE LOVE IT: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert have given us such BOOM! Studios
favorites as KILL AUDIO, THE AMORY WARS and KEY OF Z. Their latest book takes the
superhero trope of “the never-ending battle” and turns it into something you’ve never seen before.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: TRANSLUCID is the superhero story you want but never thought you’d see. A story of childhood hope and loss as much as it is about the meaning of heroism, and what defines a hero and a villain.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Horse has been the archenemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator’s moral compass has been slipping, and even a villain can’t let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past that he’s buried deep in his subconsciousness and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make the selfish one. Thus begins an exploration of why a young man would take the mantle of a superhero.

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ULTIMATE FF #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Mario Guevara (CA) Mike McKone
• The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM.
•  Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION.
•  A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.

Featured Graphic Novels:

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ITTY BITTY HELLBOY TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Art Baltazar, Franco (A/CA) Art Baltazar
Witness the awesomeness that is Hellboy! The characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH Art Baltazar and Franco twist! This book has ALL the FUN, adventure, and AW YEAHNESS in one itty bitty package! That’s a true story right there. Collects Itty Bitty Hellboy #1-#5.
o The creators of Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, and Aw Yeah Comics come to Dark Horse!
o Celebrating 20 years of Hellboy!

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SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here, by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops).
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #1-5

adventuresofsuperman
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker & Various (A) Chris Samnee & Various (CA) Bryan Hitch
Some of comics’ top creators take on the Man of Steel in this collection of stand-alone Superman stories from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1-5! Don’t miss the Man of Steel’s battles with Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Brainiac, Zod and more!

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Games
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MYTH
MYTH
Myth is a fully co-operative fantasy game. Players take on the role of one of 5 different heroes working together to defeat the Darkness. Each hero has a different skill set which represented by a unique deck of cards. Players spend Action Points by using cards. Once a certain amount of Action Points have been spent the Darkness fights back by activating monster lairs, spawning monster captains and eventually the Boss.
A complete game in Myth is called a Story. Each Story is played over three Acts. Acts can be played sequentially, or can be split up over three different game sessions.
Players’ avatars within a Story are called Heroes. Myth Heroes are clothed in immense power, able to reave all but the mightiest foes. However, this power must be balanced lest the Darkness take too much notice. Players must weigh their actions against the Threat each will bring, with the consequences of awakening more evil and bringing doom on the party’s endeavors. And be careful they must, as the Darkness is formidable and eager to snatch glory from the valiant.
Heroes are controlled through an intuitive Hero Deck (videos for each Hero can be found in the Game Play Videos section below). Each deck plays uniquely and allows players more freedom of action and the ability to truly impact the Story each and every Act. Yet, cooperation is the key to victory and bloody fortune. Players must communicate, interact, and assist each other or surely the Darkness will cover all.
Myth is a fully cooperative game. There is no player controlling the Darkness. The Darkness is governed by a set of rules unique to each Boss Deck and is activated through Hero actions. If the Heroes get overzealous, then the Darkness pushes back by activating Lairs, spawning Captains, and punishing the Heroes with devious Events. If the Heroes take a more subtle approach, then the Darkness reacts by reducing the potential for treasure and rewards. Without the treasures and equipment to upgrade, the Heroes will find each Act more difficult and eventually fail. The dynamic nature of the Darkness really lends a more fluid feel to the Story. Players aren’t being driven by properties out of their control, nor are they being shepherded by a person whose skill has a direct impact on the enjoyment of the game.
Myth is a fun fantasy romp where players feel truly heroic. In the playing of the game, the players are creating their own mythos. These stories are the ones carried away from the table, becoming myths themselves. And these are the myths, with friends and family, that we carry with us; telling and retelling our endeavors at the mead benches, earning treasured smiles and laughter.

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THUNDERSTONE ADVANCED: WORLD’S COLLIDE
Flung through the planes of existence by rites of banishing, a few beleaguered heroes, old friends, find themselves on the very edge of Doom’s original world…
Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide tells the story of a battle for survival in a world of ancient evil and darkness. This set showcases 550 cards from the first six Thunderstone releases, including previously hard-to-find promos, all updated and fully compatible with Thunderstone Advance, along with many fan favorites from this deck-builder’s history.

TWIZMO
TWIZMO! ORIGINAL, CARDS & WORDS
Twizmo! Original’s simple rules bely the use of spatial and deductive reason along with strategy and a little bit of luck needed for a win.  Its thoughtful pace is great for bringing young and old minds together and its universal appeal transcends language and culture.

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Toys / Collectables
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POP VINYL FIGURES
Funko
A wide selection of Pop figures to choose from including characters from Adventure Time, Marvel, DC, and more!

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KISS RETRO ACTION FIGURES SERIES 4 & SERIES 5
Figures Toy Company
The boys are back with an all-new series of 8″ and 12″ action figures based on the 20th KISS studio album, 2012′s “Monster”! These retro-style action figures feature Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer as they appeared on the album’s cover. All 8-inch format figures include a mini album cover.
Music collectors can add the fifth series of the KISS Action Figures to their collection with four new figures based on the “Dressed to Kill” album, originally released on March 19th, 1975. These figures are highly detailed and feature 16 points of articulation. Their face paint and outfits were derived from the cover art to “Dressed to Kill. Each 8-inch figure comes with a commemorative “Dressed to Kill” mini 2-inch square album cover.

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Emerald City at Galaxy Comic Con!

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See you there!

Show Date: May 18, 2014

Show Times: 10am-5pm

Click the image to go to the convention website.

 

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New stuff expected 4/16/14

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Who is the mysterious bride of DEADPOOL?

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Who is the mysterious bride of DEADPOOL?!?!? Well, if you play your cards right, it could be YOU!!!

 

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Come in this Saturday, April 12th from 12-2pm and 4-6pm and take your own wedding photo with Deadpool, who will appear LIVE (or as live as he gets)!!!

Once you’ve taken your photo, you can submit it to Emerald City’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 Emerald City gift certificate!! (2nd place gets a $10 gc, and 3rd gets a $5 gc!!!)

Official details and rules are posted in the store!

Fine Print: In-store marriages to Deadpool are not valid. Nor are these Deadpool marriages a good idea in the first place (we give it a day, tops.)

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HULK… POSE!!! Newsletter 4/11/14

 

HULK!

The incredible, rampaging, indestructible HULK is now a super-sweet statue from Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ line! It is crazy awesome, and only $64.99! Come get one!

DEADPOOL!

Who is the mysterious bride of DEADPOOL?!
Well, if you play your cards right, it could be YOU!!!

Come in this Saturday, April 12th from 12-2pm and 4-6pm and take your own wedding photo with Deadpool, who will appear LIVE (or as live as he gets)!!!

Once you’ve taken your photo, you can submit it to Emerald City’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 Emerald City gift certificate! (2nd place gets a $10 gc, and 3rd gets a $5 gc)

Official details and rules are posted in the store!

Fine Print: In-store marriages to Deadpool are not valid. Nor are these Deadpool marriages a good idea in the first place (we give it a day, tops.)

SINESTRO!

After losing everything, Thaal Sinestro battles his frenemy Lyssa Drak to take back what’s his… including the Yellow Lantern Corps!

DC’s sure-to-be-epic series captures the fight of Sinestro’s life!

Get in on all the action when Issue #1 goes on sale at EC April 16th!

CULTURE!

Emerald City will be participating in not just one – but TWO – museum events in April!

On April 17th, join the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete where Emerald City will join fan-favorites Sergio Cariello (Dynamite’s The Lone Ranger), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, All-Star Western) and Amanda Conner (Power Girl) in their “Random Acts of Culture” event; part of their UNCHartED: Graphic Novel Panel!!  You can find out more by visiting the MFA’s site at www.fine-arts.org!

On April 25th through September 13th, the Dunedin Museum will be presenting an exhibit on comic book history featuring donations from Emerald City!
You’ll find full details about the event at www.dunedinmuseum.org!

 

EASTER!

We are closed Easter Sunday, the 20th — but we’re having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday the 19th!

It is an all-ages event starting at 11 am. Come on by and hunt for colorful eggs filled with little prizes and discounts!

EARTH!

Emerald City truly cares about the environment. We use paper bags when possible, and even more importantly, each week we receive – and recycle – dozens and dozens (seriously, DOZENS) of product shipping containers.

Our employees cut these boxes down and take them to the local recycling center, rather than just toss them into the dumpster. Emerald City encourages everyone to do their part to conserve resources. After all, there are 66 recycling facilities in Pinellas County! Find out where they are by visiting:

www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/recycle.htm

Every little bit helps!

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Featured Comic Books:

allnewdoop
ALL NEW DOOP #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) David Lafuente, Laura Allred (CA) Michael Allred
Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop has freaked out X-Men and readers alike. However, when he gets deeply involved in X-Men business (and in the personal life of Kitty Pryde!), Doop will be thrust into the spotlight. This adventure will prove that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! Written by co-creator Peter Milligan (X-FORCE), covers by co-creator Mike Allred (X-FORCE, FF) and innovative interior art by David Lafuente (AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)!

batmanete
BATMAN ETERNAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A/CA) Jason Fabok
Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

deadpool
DEADPOOL #27
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
That’s right-the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived…Deadpool is getting MARRIED!
First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature-the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!
THEN, we’ve rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade’s series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one!
It’s the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!

ironfist
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
High above the city, in a multi-million dollar penthouse, Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, “The Living Weapon,” is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life. A message from Iron Fist’s mystical homeland of K’un-Lun brings Danny back to his blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance! Revenge is a weapon that cuts both ways…. Will Danny survive the bloodletting? A one-of-a-kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews

nightcrawler
NIGHTCRAWLER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Chris Samnee
NIGHTCRAWLER IS BACK!
Newly-returned from the afterlife, veteran X-Man Kurt Wagner finds himself in a world that’s a far cry from the one he left: Professor Xavier is dead, Cyclops is on the run, and the X-Men are divided. But determined not to let his new lease on life go to waste, Nightcrawler hits the road alongside Wolverine, eager to right some wrongs and safeguard the future mutantkind…and he’s going to do it by the means he loves most: swashbuckling, lady-charming and-of course-BAMFing!

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SHUTTER #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del (CA) Emma Rios
INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!
Marvel Knights: Hulk and GLORY writer JOE KEATINGE teams up with artist extraordinaire LEILA DEL DUCA for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and the globe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting

Featured Graphic Novels:

100bullets
100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO TP (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Dave Johnson
The Eisner Award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS reunites to tell the story of the baddest Minuteman of all. When last we saw Lono in 100 BULLETS, Dizzy Cordova had shot him in the chest … but Lono always was too tough to die. Now, Lono finds himself in Mexico working on the side of the angels. Collects the entire eight-issue miniseries.

eastofwest
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 02 WE ARE ALL ONE
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
The second volume of the most exciting new book in the industry is here! “We Are All One” follows our cast around the fractured future-scape of America as we learn more about a world that’s rapidly coming to a end.

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THREE TP (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire (CA) Jordie Bellaire, Ryan Kelly
In ancient Sparta, three Helot slaves run for lives. Pursuing them are three hundred of their Spartan masters. KIERON GILLEN (PHONOGRAM, Iron Man), RYAN KELLY (Local, Saucer Country), and JORDIE BELLAIRE (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN) join forces to tell a legend for our times. Includes cover gallery, making of material, and annotations.

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FAIRY TALE
Shadow threatens the world of Dragons, Fairies, and Knights. But this time you are in control as you draft cards from one or more factions. By choosing your forces wisely and anticipating your opponent’s picks, it is within your power to affect the outcome of this…fairy tale.
Fairy Tale is a card game where players draft cards in order to get combos off their other cards or to grab cards they see their opponents might need. After four rounds, 12 cards will be sitting in front of players and the one with the highest score will win.
Fairy Tale provides a great introduction to the concept of drafting that, with a quick playing time of 30 minutes and a fantasy theme, makes it an ideal game for all types of gamers.

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MASCARADE
When “unmasked”- who will you be?
Attend a Masquerade of the renaissance and try to discover the identity of your opponents. Who is telling the truth? Who is bluffing? Reveal the truth all while hiding your own true identity!
The goal of the game is for players to gain the most gold pieces that they will amass either by telling the truth, or alternatively, bluffing. Players each receive a Character card, that they will switch, or not, with their opponents throughout the game play. At each turn, players have the option to either announce who they are, and therefore are able to activate the power of that Character, as long as none of the other players challenge them; to secretly look at their card; or to swap their card with another player.

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cHANNEL A
In Channel A, players compete at presenting anime TV show ideas.
Shows are based on two premises selected by one player from a set of five randomly chosen premises. Each player selects up to four title word cards from their hand of ten cards and makes a pitch to the other players about their show with that title. Players then vote by secret ballot on who had the best show pitch.
Premise and Title cards are all drawn from the vast ocean of anime shows.

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WE DIDN’T PLAYTEST THIS PASTED ON THEME AT ALL!
We Didn’t Playtest This Pasted-On Theme at All! brings theme to the Playtest universe – as much theme as can be added to black-and-white cards anyway. Zombies, Time Travel, Elves, Spaceships – each has its own special Thematic Conclusion event cards. This game contains all the same wacky fun as Playtest and is compatible with all of the previous expansions in addition to being playable on its own.
On your turn, you draw a card and play a card, and you’ll keep going until someone wins or everyone loses – or until the trigger condition of your Thematic Conclusion is met! Games last 1-5 minutes, and any number can play.

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Toys / Collectables
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AVP PREDATOR WOLF S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF
From Tamashii Nations! The second figure in the Alien vs. Predator series has been revealed! The Predator Wolf from the 2007 sequel film Alien vs. Predator: Requiem joins the S.H.MonsterArts line in stunning detail. A portion of his armor has been recreated in diecast metal, while the weaponry is molded in highly detailed ABS plastic. The Predator stands 7 1/8″ tall. Window box packaging.

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DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS POWER RING, SUPERWOMAN, ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURES
DC COMICS
From their Earth to ours, the villainous members of the Crime Syndicate-Ultraman, Superwoman, Power Ring, and more-invade your home with all-new action figures based on designs by superstar artist David Finch!

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MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW HULK ARTFX+ STATUE
From Kotobukiya!  Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now.  In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience.  More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers.  Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov.  For the very first Avengers ARTFX+ release… well, he’s big, he’s green, and he’s always angry… it’s the HULK!
Bruce Banner was a scientist studying the effects of gamma radiation when he was caught in an explosion.  Rather than destroy him the energies transformed him into the massive green-skinned Hulk!  The Avenger stands in a classic comic book pose, angled to the side and leaning forward with his arms outstretched.  The Hulk has his leading hand open as though to taunt his enemies, though his right hand behind him is balled into a fist to deliver a mighty blow!  The Hulk is fantastically detailed with intricate musculature down to his sinews and veins, and the harsh grimace on his face shows off the rage he can’t keep bottled up in battle.  Banner’s alter ego wears his traditional tattered purple pants (no Hulk would be complete without them), and his skin is expertly painted with varying shades of green.
The massive Hulk stands just barely under 10 inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base.  Hulk will be joined by his fellow Avengers with upcoming releases Hawkeye, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, so get him to begin your collection!

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New stuff expected 4/9/14

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We are ramping it UP! Emerald City Newsletter 4/4/14

We are hitting the ground SPRINTING in April! Look at what we’ve got going on — and this is just the next couple weeks!

…and then FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is just around the corner!!!

Read on, true believers…

 

TABLETOP DAY — SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH!
This Saturday is Emerald City’s International Tabletop Day event from 11am -7pm! We’ll have games to demo, miniatures to paint and lots of fun that you can take part in all day long!
At Emerald City, we provide you with the best games we can find, including Alliance Distribution (Cryptozoic, Mayfair, WizKids and Z-Man), ACD Distribution’s Queen Games (Alahambra, Fresco) and Game Salute (Compounded, Pixel Lincoln, Puzzle Strike).
We’re the ONLY store in the Tampa Bay area that carries the Game Salute line of games. Game Salute is an exclusive distributor of independent games, and we’ve got ‘em!
Saturday is the event, but every day is Tabletop Day at Emerald City!!!

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 4!
The HBO hit returns for its 4th season on April 6th!!
Emerald City is your source for games, comics, graphic novels, t-shirts, toys, and more featuring your favorite GoT characters!!

DEADPOOL!
PERSONAL APPEARANCE – April 12th*
Deadpool’s taking the plunge and getting hitched in his comic on Wednesday, April 9th. Who is the mysterious bride?
Well, it could be YOU!
Come out on Saturday, April 12th from 12 – 2pm and 4-6pm, and take a wedding photo of your own with the romantic (?!) Merc with a Not-So-Kissable Mouth!!

AMANDA CONNER‘S BIRTHDAY!
One of Emerald City’s all-time favorite artists, the amazing Amanda Conner, celebrates her birthday on 4/12!!
We wish her a very happy Amanda Conner Day, and all the best for her new year ahead, too!!

REMINDER!
We will be closed Easter Sunday, 4/20. We will be open our usual 11 am to 7 pm the rest of the week before and after (we are usually open from noon to 6 pm on Sundays).

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS A MONTH AWAY!!!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day — the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.
Each year, publishers apply to provide special Free Comic Book Day comic books at cost to retailers, who in turn give them away for free.
At the Emerald City, each guest can choose three different free comics!
Here’s a list of this year’s comics: LINK!

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Featured Comic Books:

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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Mark Bagley
• The world mourns on the anniversary of Peter Parker’s death
•  A gathering of Spidey’s friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world
•  One of the biggest surprise endings of the year!

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WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Chris Stevens
THE ENDLESS AGE OF ULTRON!
•  In Age of Ultron, a time-travelling Wolverine killed Hank Pym before he could create the world-conquering Ultron.
•  What would the Marvel Universe look like if another founding Avenger had been killed instead?
•  A world without the Wasp brings a world where Hank Pym created an Ultron even more heinous than the one we know!

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DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Glenn Fabry
• Two red-suited madmen for the price of one!
•  That’s right-good crazy vs. bad crazy, once and for all!
•  And you can bet it’s gonna be a bloody one!

aquaman
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Lan Medina, Edgar Tadeo (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
A “FUTURES END” prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Don’t miss the start of this all-new series!

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INHUMAN #1 (RES) ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Joe Madureira
The newest super heroes of the Marvel Universe are born! A cloud of Terrigen mist is moving around the world turning regular people into Inhumans with amazing powers. But not everyone thinks this is a good thing. Discover the secret history of the Marvel Universe and get in at the ground floor of the next big Marvel franchise!

Featured Graphic Novels:

lab
JIM HENSONS LABYRINTH HC NOVEL
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Jim Henson, A.C.H. Smith (A/CA) Brian Froud
WHY WE LOVE IT:  Finally back in print and for the first time in hardcover, the novelization of Labyrinth written by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson, is the first in a series of novels from the Jim Henson Archives.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT:  This beautiful hardcover features unpublished goblin illustrations by Brian Froud and an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with 50 neverpages from Jim’s personal journal, detailing the initial conception of his ideas for Labyrinth.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:  The story of the classic Jim Henson film Labyrinth, wonderfully adapted for prose by author and playwright A.C.H. Smith.

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN TP FIGHT NIGHT
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Marco Rudy
From the haunted heights of a mysterious castle to the dizzying depths of the deep seas, the Amazing Spider-Man must take on not one, not six, not twelve – but ninety-nine of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest villains to save the lives of countless innocents! Trapped aboard a submarine, Spider-Man finds himself in a race against time – but things get worse when Spidey’s ninety-nine problems give way to one big one: Kraven the Hunter! With innocent lives on the line, can Peter Parker outfox his mysterious captors to win his freedom? Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing) bring you a defining hour in the life of the webbed wonder! Collecting MARVEL KNIGHTS: SPIDER-MAN (2013) #1-5

batman66
BATMAN 66 HC VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Jonathan Case & Various (CA) Michael Allred
Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV show! In this hardcover collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series, The Dynamic Duo takes on The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Mad Hatter, The Joker, and more of the world’s most colorful Bat-villains!

hint
HINTERKIND TP VOL 01 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Ian Edginton (A) Francesco Trifogli (CA) Greg Tocchini
Fifty-seven years after a biological event has all but wiped out the human race, the Hinterkind have returned. They come from the lost corners of the world: centaurs, elves, dwarves, trolls and worse. But these aren’t fairy tale creatures. They are flesh and blood, and they have a long-simmering hatred of humanity. Collects HINTERKIND #1-6.

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GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Steve McNiven
There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and – wait for it – the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers discover will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #0.1 and #1-3, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TOMORROW’S AVENGERS #1

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DoomAtlanticCity
THE DOOM THAT CAME TO ATLANTIC CITY
You’re one of the Great Old Ones – beings of ancient and eldritch power. Cosmic forces have held you at bay for untold aeons, but at last the stars are right and your maniacal cult has called you to this benighted place. Once you regain your full powers, you will unleash your Doom upon the world!
There’s only one problem: You’re not alone. The other Great Old Ones are here as well, and your rivals are determined to steal your cultists and snatch victory from your flabby claws! It’s a race to the ultimate finish as you crush houses, smash holes in reality, and fight to call down The Doom That Came To Atlantic City!

Woodbury
THE WALKING DEAD BOARD GAME: THE BEST DEFENSE – WOODBURY EXPANSION
The Woodbury Expansion for The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense brings a whole new challenge to an already desperate group of Survivors. The Survivors may now visit the Woodbury Location and take their chances with the Resource Deck there, but must also avoid The Governor or he’ll gun down anything in his path! The Woodbury Expansion now allows up to five players to play at once and offers an alternate win condition.

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LordsofWaterdeep
LORDS OF WATERDEEP
Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!
In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.

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DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS BIZARRO AF
DC COMICS
FROM THE PAGES OF FOREVER EVIL! The Crime Syndicate’s molecular-manipulating madman, Deathstorm, and Superman’s infamous backwards-speaking bad guy, Bizarro, are the latest figures taking over your shelves.
•  BIZARRO – 6.75″

deathstorm
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS DEATHSTORM AF
DC COMICS
FROM THE PAGES OF FOREVER EVIL! The Crime Syndicate’s molecular-manipulating madman, Deathstorm, and Superman’s infamous backwards-speaking bad guy, Bizarro, are the latest figures taking over your shelves.
DEATHSTORM – 7.5″ (TO TOP OF FLAME)

marvel universe
MARVEL UNIVERSE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
The heroes and villains from the pages of Marvel Comics do battle in Hasbro’s latest series of Marvel Univere Action Figures! These 3 3/4″ tall figures feature multiple articulation points and accessories. Wage a war for the fate of the universe with Rhino, Mysterio, Thanos, Nova, the Incredible Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, Abomination, Colossus, Black Knight, and Alpha Flight! Blister card packaging.

walking dead minimates

WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SER 5 ASSORTMENT
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Walking Dead Minimates are still kicking! For their fifth series, DST is bringing more fan-favorite survivors into the fold, as well as new versions of old favorites and another great zombie! Two-packs include Riot Gear Glenn with Maggie, Tyreese with Prison Michonne, Survivor Morgan with Geek Zombie and a rare one-per-case variant set of Martinez with Geek Zombie. Each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall, with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!

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WALKING DEAD TV DARYL DIXON MINI-BUST
A Gentle Giant Release! One of the most popular new characters on television today, Daryl Dixon is a survivor. An expert hunter, tracker and scavenger, he and his brother Merle initially join Rick Grimes’ band of survivors in order to rob them of their supplies. However, circumstances keep Daryl in the group, and over time he transforms from a loner to a “go-to” leader, taking responsibility for the safety of his new-found family with his crossbow. Straight from the screen to your shelf, Gentle Giant proudly brings you the roguish Daryl Mini Bust. This beautiful and intricate bust is digitally sculpted and cold cast using only the highest quality synthetic polystone. From Daryl’s signature sleeveless tee shirt to his deadly hunting crossbow, no detail has been overlooked. A limited edition collectable, each hand-painted bust comes individually numbered and includes a matching Certificate of Authenticity.

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…a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series! Newsletter 3/28/14

We are so excited that you can all finally catch up and start reading RAT QUEENS! The trade paperback just arrived this week, and it’s the first five issues for only $9.99! I don’t think we need to say much more than this, from the description of the series: “A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire!”  Enjoy!

Upcoming events:

TABLETOP DAY

TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 7 pm

This is a day where gaming fans around the world unite for the common purpose of enjoying a good game together! This FREE all-day event will feature tabletop games and demos from a library of games so you can start playing right away! Also, while supplies last, you can paint Warhammer models and take them home! There will also be a raffle, a special appearance by Star Wars droid R2-D2, and more! There will even be a food truck on site so you can spend the day here! Bring a friend and join in on the fun!

Gamers On The Edge will be here to support the event and will be taking donations for All Children’s Hospital and Boys & Girls Clubs of America! We appreciate your support of these great organizations throughout the day. You can learn more about Gamers On The Edge by visiting their website at www.gamersontheedge.com

CAPTAIN AMERICA APPEARANCE

To help celebrate the launch of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (on April 4th), come meet Cap himself, live and in person on Saturday, April 5th from 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm!

While you’re here, save 10-50% on select Captain America merchandise, ALL DAY April 5th!

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Featured Comic Books:

SANDMAN
SANDMAN OVERTURE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) J. H. Williams
The Sandman’s epic origin story continues in the second issue of the new miniseries by the superstar team of writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III!
In which Daniel enters Mad Hettie’s dream and Morpheus discovers why he has been summoned and what he has been summoned to do.

REAL HEROES
REAL HEROES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A) Bryan Hitch (CA) David Finch
They are the six most famous actors in the world and together they play The Olympians, the biggest superhero movie franchise in history. Would you ask them to save the world? They may be our only hope…

GHOST RIDER
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #1 ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Felipe Smith (A/CA) Tradd Moore
“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” PART 1
A street race leads a young man on the FAST and FURIOUS road of destiny. Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, a war brews in the criminal underworld! With four on the floor, Marvel’s newest GHOST RIDER puts vengeance in overdrive!!!

SILVER SURFER
SILVER SURFER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Michael Allred, Michael Allred
“NEW DAWN”
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else.
Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!
Anywhere and Everywhere… Hang On! THE SILVER SURFER

SURVIVE
SURVIVE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Quinones (CA) Olivier Coipel
Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds descended upon the Ultimate Universe with an insatiable hunger. Though he was defeated by the bravery of a small band of heroes – the cost was devastatingly high. New York City lays a smoldering ruin, and not everyone made it back alive. Many of the Ultimates are dead – and the remaining heroes are all beaten, broken, and emotionally drained.
Witness the birth of a new team of Ultimates! Who survived the fury of Galactus? Who didn’t make it out alive? What will become of S.H.I.E.L.D? The future of the Ultimate Universe is happening now!

Featured Graphic Novels:

DAREDEVIL
DAREDEVIL TP END OF DAYS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack (A) Various (CA) Alex Maleev
Brian Bendis heads a team of Daredevil legends to tell the last tale of the Man Without Fear. Years after the world last set eyes on him, Daredevil finally returned to Hell’s Kitchen, only to be brutally slain by his deadliest foe in a very public battle. But Matt’s enigmatic last word leads Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich to take on one final story: the truth behind what happened to his old friend. Where did Matt go – and what brought him back, only to die? But while Urich hunts down answers from Daredevil’s array of allies, enemies and former lovers, he is being watched from the shadows – by a mysterious figure with a strikingly familiar silhouette. Matt Murdock is dead. But is that the end for Daredevil? Collecting DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #1-8.

JANS ATOMIC HEART
JANS ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES TP (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Simon Roy
From the mind of Simon Roy, co-writer and artist of the Eisner Award-nominated series PROPHET, comes a collection of tales that span time, space, and species.

RAT QUEENS
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A) Roc Upchurch (CA) Fiona Staples
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!
Collecting the first 5 issues of the sold out hit series at the special introductory price of $9.99!
Collects RAT QUEENS #1-5

SAILOR TWAIN
SAILOR TWAIN GN
ST. MARTINS PRESS
(W/A/CA) Mark Siegel
One hundred years ago, on the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular – and notoriously reclusive – author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

UBER TP
UBER TP VOL 01 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Canaan White
The first collection of KIERON GILLEN’s breakout hit reinvention of the alternative history genre is finally here!  April 24, 1945, the world holds its breath as the war is only days away from ending.  Russian troops move through Germany to the final objective… Hitler himself.  As those around the mad dictator crumble, the much ridiculed threats of the “Wunderwafen” finally materialize.  A new weapon is delivered, one with unstoppable power – a weapon like no other and with a madman pulling the trigger.  The Ubers change the direction of World War II providing a dark and uncompromising alternative history in a way that you’ve never seen.  Kieron Gillen and Caanan White deliver one of the best new series of 2013 collected in a 176 page trade paperback.  Uber Vol 1 collects issues #0 – 5 the startling first chapter of this new horror series that reimagines the super soldier in a stark new bloody vision.

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LEWIS AND CLARK
LEWIS AND CLARK
On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – to discover this huge terra incognita.
Lewis & Clark is a board game in which the players manage an expedition intended to cross the North American continent. Their goal is to be the first to reach the Pacific. Each one has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the journey. He has to cleverly manage his characters and also the resources he finds along the way. Beware, sometimes frugality is better than abundance.
Lewis & Clark features dual use cards. To be activated, one card must be combined with another one, which becomes unavailable for a while. Thus, players are faced with a constant dilemma: play a card or sacrifice it. During the game, each player acquires character cards that enlarge his hand, building a crew that gives him more options but it needs to be optimized as he will recycle his cards more slowly. This new “handbuilding” mechanism fits strongly the historical background.
Since the aim of the game is to be the first on the Pacific coast, the timing and the opportunistic use of the other players’ positions are crucial.

SEASONS
SEASONS: PATH OF DESTINY
Seasons: Path of Destiny is the second expansion for the board game ‘Seasons’.
Come, Mage, and see your destiny!
Deep in the Forest of Argos, the struggle rages on between the Kingdom’s most powerful sorcerers, each convinced of their glorious destiny.
Making their burning desire a reality will require bravery and determination. However, destiny is a fickle mistress…
Play with 20 new Power cards (2 copies of each card) like the dangerous Argosian Tangleweed, the powerful Chalice of Eternity or the mysterious Sepulchral Amulet!
Discover 10 new Enchantment cards and create new strategies. Use the die of Destiny to win the game…if you make the right choice!
6 new Special Ability tokens are added for more power!

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AVENGERS INFINITE SERIES ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT 201401
Marvel Comics’ Avengers are ready for action with Hasbro’s new 3 3/4″ Avengers Infinite Series Action Figures! These larger scale figures feature extensive articulation and detailing, and they come with accessories ready for battle. Choose from Captain America, Heroic Age Iron Man, Platinum Wasp, Platinum Hyperion, Platinum Hulk, or Platinum Grim Reaper. Blister card packaging.

GODZILLA
GODZILLA 1989 VINYL FIGURAL BANK
A Diamond Select Release! This vinyl bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the 1989 movie Godzilla vs. Biollante! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot hidden between the fins on his back, as well as an access door hidden inside his removable tail! Stands 12 inches tall and measures 18 inches to the tip of his tail! Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

RELIANT
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #11 USS RELIANT MIRANDA CLASS
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
This incredible new collection of STAR TREK models includes all the most significant ships from the five STAR TREK television series. Every ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast and high quality ABS materials then hand painted with an incredible level of detail. The collection features a full range of Federation and alien vessels including seven incarnations of the Enterprise, all the major Klingon vessels including the Bird-of-Prey, Dominion, Borg and Romulan ships.

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