STAR WARS DAY AT EC! Newsletter 12/11/15

But first, EC is proud to announce our latest exclusive figure!!!

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robin closeup
KRESGE RETRO 8 INCH EMERALD CITY COMICS EXCLUSIVE FIRST-RELEASE ROBIN WITH COSTUME VARIANT

Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company present the DC Comics Retro Kresge Action Figure First-Release Robin in costume variant with new art backing card. Emerald City Comics will be the only venue to offer this replica of THE RAREST Mego ever made!!!

The figure includes an authentic cloth outfit with yellow-sleeves, yellow-trunks, cloth belt, and removable mask, and comes in a replica Kresge resealable plastic clamshell packaging.

This Emerald City Comics exclusive is individually numbered to 700 pieces worldwide and is labeled with an Emerald City Exclusive sticker. It is expected to arrive in January.

Preorder now at http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com
(There is an in-store pickup option for local Guests)

 

 

star wars day
STAR WARS DAY!!!
Saturday, December 12th from 11am to 9pm

It’s almost here!!! As you may have heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens,” opening on Dec. 18th!!! To get you fully prepared, EC is hosting a special Star Wars Day!!!

Join us on Sat., Dec. 12th, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE STAR WARS FAUX ONE MILLION DOLLAR BILL!!!

PLUS, the TAMPA BAY 501st SQUADRON will be here from 11a-2p** with your FAVORITE STAR WARS CHARACTERS!!!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS MEGA FAN PACKS!!!

The fan packs consist of:
1 CAPTAIN PHASMA POP! VINYL FIGURE
1 DARTH VADER TUMBLER (courtesy of our friends at Tervis)
1 STAR WARS #1 EC EXCLUSIVE COVER COMIC
1 MARVEL’S STAR WARS VOL. 1 2015 PAPERBACK
1 TOPPS ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRADING CARD HARD- COVER with BONUS CARD PACK, and
1 FOUR-PACK STAR WARS COASTER SET!!!

Plus, one of the prize pack winners will receive a BONUS PRIZE – The STAR WARS SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY BOX!!!

This EXCLUSIVE online-only collectible box contains:

1 CHROME CAPTAIN PHASMA POP! VINYL EXCLUSIVE FIGURE
1 TIE-FIGHTER PILOT EXCLUSIVE FIGURE
1 NEW SNOW TROOPER T-SHIRT (SIZE XL)
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH
1 KYLO REN PIN, and
1 STAR WARS STORMTROOPER POP! LANYARD!!!

The drawing will be held on Mon., Dec. 14th @ 11am!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 1!!!
Wednesday, December 16th from 11am to 9pm

In honor of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, your friends at Emerald City are going to hook you up with lots of great Star Wars merchandise… and we have SO MUCH FREE SWAG, it’s going to take us A MONTH of Wednesdays to give it all away!!!

So, here we go with PART ONE!!!

The FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE SQUADRON SUPREME MINI POSTER!!!

Plus, join us ALL DAY, Wed., Dec. 16th for a FREE RAFFLE, where you can win* a Star Wars Fan Pack!!!

This week’s Fan Pack includes:
1 “STAR WARS: THE MARVEL COVERS” HARDCOVER
1 MARVEL’S “STAR WARS” #1 (2015) AMANDA CONNER VARIANT
1 KYLO REN TERVIS TUMBLER (Courtesy of our friends at Tervis!)
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 KYLO REN PIN!!!

The drawing will be held on Fri., Dec. 18th @ 11am!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, December 16th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS!!!
Saturday, December 19th from 11am to 9pm

The Holidays are here!!! And who better to get you in the spirit of the season than the good Doctor himself!!!

Join us on Sat., December 19th, when the FIRST 45 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE DOCTOR WHO “FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015: THREE DOCTORS” COMIC BOOK!!!

PLUS, the TAMPA BAY TARDIS will be here ALL DAY for photo ops!!!
There will also be a LIVE APPEARANCE from the fifth DOCTOR WHO,** and a surprise Doctor or two from 11a-1pm and 3-5pm for FREE pics and autographs!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DOCTOR WHO FAN PACKS!

The fan packs consist of: 1 DOCTOR WHO THREE DOCTORS T-SHIRT, 2 DOCTOR WHO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE A & B COVER VARIANTS, 1 THREE DOCTORS COFFEE MUGS, and 1 set of VINTAGE DOCTOR WHO BUTTONS & BOOKMARKS!!!
Plus, one of the prize pack winners will be our GRAND PRIZE winner, who will receive a BONUS PRIZE: 1 4TH DOCTOR POP! KEYCHAIN, and 1 DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY POSTER!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Dec. 21st at 11am!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Local actor, not affiliated with the television series; scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

board game meetup
BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, December 19th from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 2!!!
Wednesday, December 23rd from 11am to 9pm

It’s the second of our month-long raffles for Star Wars fans and all Friends of EC!!!

Join us on Wed., Dec. 23rd for your chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS FAN PACKS!!!

This week’s Fan Pack consists of:
1 SMUGGLER’S RUN: A HAN SOLO AND CHEWBACCA ADVENTURE BY GREG RUCKA HARDCOVER
1 CAPTAIN PHASMA POP! VINYL FIGURE
1 STAR WARS COLLAGE TERVIS TUMBLER (Courtesy of our friends at Tervis!)
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 FIRST ORDER PIN!!!

The drawings will be held on THURSDAY, DEC. 24th @ 11am!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

holiday hours
HOLIDAY HOURS @ EC!

Here are our hours of operation throughout the holidays!:

Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve), 11am-6pm!

Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day), CLOSED!

Thursday, Dec. 31st (New Year’s Eve), 11am-6pm!

Friday, Jan. 1st (New Year’s Day), 11am-9pm!

Costumers with a Cause will be managing the TOYS FOR TOTS donation boxes, which will be placed throughout our store from now until Dec. 18th!
Thanks so much for your donation to local children in need!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 1
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams
DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!

 

GWENPOOL SPECIAL 1
GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Kris Anka
• AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
•  She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!
•  Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes – Kate and Clint – to…stop a pickpocket?!
•  Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!
•  And then there’s the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!
•  Yup, you read that right – Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious.
Rated T

 

INSEXTS 1

INSEXTS #1 (MR)
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Angela, Red Sonja) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, Deep State), a comic unlike any you’ve seen before!

 

MONSTRESS 2

MONSTRESS #2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Maika fights to cross the wall.

 

STAR WARS ANNUAL 1

STAR WARS ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) John Cassaday
• Galactic espionage hits the Empire-hard!
•  Haarkon Dak has been undercover in the Imperial bureaucracy for years…
•  …but now, he’s the only chance to save Rebel sympathetic senators!
Rated T

 

SYMMETRY 1

SYMMETRY #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Raffaele Ienco
Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work…all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing.  Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution…but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP VOL 02
BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Various (CA) Sal Velluto
When T’Challa falls to the one foe he’s never beaten, Killmonger earns the right to become the new Black Panther! Now, only Everett K. Ross can save T’Challa’s life – okay, Ross plus Moon Knight, Brother Voodoo and the Panther God! Still suffering, the deposed Wakandan leader finds himself caught in a cat trap with the Avengers and…Deadpool?! Storm of the X-Men offers comfort as Wakanda finds itself on the verge of war with Lemuria and Atlantis – and Klaw, Malice and Man-Ape threaten to destroy the African Avenger once and for all! Plus: Ross spends a day in Mephisto’s metaphorical shoes, and Captain America recounts his never-before-revealed wartime meeting with the former Black Panther, T’Chaka! Super heroics meet geopolitics as only Priest can mix them! Collecting BLACK PANTHER (1998) #18-35 and DEADPOOL (1997) #44.
Rated T+

 

COMPLETE VOODOO HC VOL 01
COMPLETE VOODOO HC VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Various (A) Matt Baker, Iger (CA) Iger
Good Girl Art, and old-skool horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous art group The Iger Shop!
Filled with  lurid pulp-fiction comics like “Zombie Bride,” “The Weird Dead,” and “The Crawling Horror.” This large format, full-color book of terrors, is the first of three volumes and has a fear-filled and fascinating introduction by Mike “The Worst of Eerie Publications” Howlett!

 

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 03
HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 03 KISS KISS BANG STAB
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
Harley was certain she could have it all. She could be the world’s best landlord, protect Coney Island from the scum of the Earth, woo Mason Macabre, work her day job as a psychiatrist, volunteer at the puppy shelter…but that’s a lot of spinning plates, and eventually they’re bound to start breaking! What happens when a psychopath cracks up? Is it possible for Harley to go even more insane?! Don’t miss this big helping of Harley from HARLEY QUINN #14-16, ANNUAL #1, VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1, and HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1!

 

SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02

SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02 THE NIGHTSHADE ODYSSEY
DC COMICS
(W) John Ostrander & Various (A) Luke McDonnell & Various
In tIn this title collecting Suicide Squad #9-16, Justice League International #13 and Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special #1, the team must take down the island headquarters of a drug cartel that’s more than it seems.  Then, the Squad and the Justice League both try to infiltrate a Russian prison

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Sorry folks, only Marvel books this week. Don’t worry, one of these days I’ll do a DC-only newsletter post to even it out.

 

AVENGERS_144
Avengers #144, first appearance of Hellcat in Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition for $75. Fun fact: Marvel originally wanted to call the character Naughty Kitty but they received a cease and desist order from a gentleman’s club in Apache Junction Arizona when they applied for the trademark. Go ahead and look it up!

 

TALESOFSUSPENSE52

Tales Of Suspense #52, first appearance of Black Widow, PGX Qualified 5.5 (Fine Minus) condition for $295. Fun fact: Marvel originally wanted Black Widow to hail from Transbehkistan instead of Russia but scrapped the idea when they realized that Transbehkistan isn’t a real country.

 

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Hero For Hire #1, first appearance of Luke Cage, CGC graded 7.0 (Fine/Very Fine) condition for $425. Fun fact: In the script for Hero For Hire #1 Luke Cage’s catchphrase was originally meant to be “Sweet Sam Cooke’s ghost!” but they received a cease and desist letter from the estate of James Brown which was super weird because the catchphrase referenced Sam Cooke not James Brown and also James Brown had yet to pass away.

 

Marvel_Spotlight_Vol_1_5

Marvel Spotlight #5, first appearance of Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider, CGC graded 6.0 (Fine) condition for $275. Fun fact: Johnny Blaze was originally meant to be of Irish descent and his name was going to be “Dapper” Deland O’Shaughnessy.

 

Everything I’ve written in this newsletter is true.
[EC Leadership: We are not sure if this statement is true.]

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

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Games
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MARVEL LEGENDARY DBG: SECRET WARS VOL 2
The Secret Wars storyline continues in Legendary! Build your team to battle against the various universes in Battleworld including the X-Men 92, Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos, Deadpool`s Secret Secret Wars, and the Masters of Kung Fu! Featuring playable characters from the Illuminati, Cabal, and fan-favorites from alternate universes including Beast, Capt. Britain, Spider Gwen, Ruby Summers, Dr. Punisher The Soldier Supreme, and many more, Secret Wars Volume 2 introduces six new Schemes ready to challenge players like never before!

 

ShadowrunCrossfireHighCaliberOps

SHADOWRUN CROSSFIRE DBG: MISSION EXPANSION PACK 1 HIGH-CALIBER OPS
You’re tougher. Meaner. Better equipped. You`ve taken on a drekload of challenges the Sixth World has thrown at you – and you’ve survived! Barely, sometimes, but that’s enough. You’re walking with a certain confidence, maybe even a little strut. You`re ready for the next thing the streets are going to throw at you. At least, you think you are. Now you’re going to find out! A massive expansion for the Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game, High-Caliber Ops introduces two new character roles, more than a dozen new Black Market cards, fifty new obstacles, and a huge bundle of new Karma upgrades sound, plus five brand-new missions and a set of basic cards with new art.

 

CoconutsDuo
COCONUTS: DUO
Coconuts: Duo is a two-player version of the popular dexterity game where each player assumes the role of a monkey tossing coconuts to be the top ape! Featuring additional cards to thwart your opponent, Coconuts: Duo can be combined with the four-player edition, or played it as a standalone game.

 

BigBookofMadness
BIG BOOK OF MADNESS
So far your first year at the Elementary College has been slightly disappointing. They taught you to light a flickering flame at the tip of your finger, but other than that you’ve spent much more time reading books than learning powerful spells as future great wizards like you should. So when you heard about the Big Book of Madness hidden in the great school library, you couldn’t help but sneak in and peek into this intriguing tome in spite of your professors` warnings! When you slowly lift the cover of the terrible book, dozens of dreadful creatures rush out, threatening to destroy the world itself! This was your mistake, and only you can fix it now! Learn from the library to fight back against the monsters, and try not to sink into insanity!

 

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TICKET TO RIDE: MAP COLLECTION VOLUME 5 UNITED KINGDOM
Place the first rails of the glorious train adventure that initially started in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the 19th Century. Learn to master the power of steam to build trains that go faster and farther, develop your technologies, and reach the far cities of Scotland and Ireland before your opponents! Also included is a Pennsylvania map – in a state full of railway history, invest in the most profitable companies to develop your rail network. But don’t let your opponents outbid you, or you risk losing the benefits of your investments! Ticket to Ride: Map Collection Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania contains a double-sided game board with new rules for use with Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride: Europe.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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joker

DC COMICS ICONS JOKER STATUE
DC COMICS SCULPTED BY ALAN SALES
Guess who? That’s right, the Clown Prince of Crime is the latest DC Comics Icons statue – and the joke may be on you if you don’t order yours quick!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 10.25″ Tall

classicmariotanukimario  wiiumario
NINTENDO SUPER MARIO BROS 3 TANUKI UDF SER 1
MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
From Medicom! For over thirty years gamers have entered the magical worlds of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. alongside fan-favorite plumber (and series protagonist) Mario. Medicom brings the adventurous plumber to life with three new figures for their first series of Super Mario Bros. Ultra Detail Figures! Choose from the Classic Mario (based on the original Nintendo Entertainment System game), Super Mario Bros. Wii Mario, or Tanuki Suit Mario (based on the Super Nintendo classic Super Mario Bros. 3.) Each figure stands 2 1/2″ tall.

 

robotech

ROBOTECH 1/100 SCALE FOKKER HVY ARMOR AF
TOYNAMI INC
Strap into your Veritech and celebrate the 30th-anniversary of Robotech in 2015! The armored GBF-15 system allows a single VF-1 Fighter to wield the artillery firepower of an entire squadron. The armor is able to withstand several withering barrages from enemy fire, but prevents the Veritech from transforming into fighter mode. Now fully outfitted in Heavy Armor, this 1/100-scale GBF-15 Heavy Armor Veritech action figure stands roughly 6″ tall, is fully articulated, and can be converted into Fighter, Battloid, or Geralk modes. Choose from the custom versions for Roy Fokker, Rick Hunter, or Max Sterling.

 

drwho
TOPPS 2015 DR WHO T/C BOX
TOPPS COMPANY
Experience Doctor Who’s action-packed exploration of space and time with this new series of cards! Led by 200 base cards and 50 Subset Insert Cards (Memorable Moments, Companions, Christmas Time, The Doctor Is In and Gadgets), you’ll find Autographs, Costume Relics, TARDIS Patches, Printing Plates and much more! 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.

 

rossjla

ALEX ROSS JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 6 PACK
DC COMICS
The World’s Greatest Heroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and The Flash – unite in this new action figure 6-pack based on the work of legendary comics artist Alex Ross!
GREEN LANTERN – 7.25″
WONDER WOMAN – 7.25″
BATMAN – 7.25″
SUPERMAN – 7.25″
AQUAMAN – 7″
THE FLASH – 6.75″

 

jason

FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VG 7IN AF
NECA
Based on his appearance in the classic Friday the 13th video game, released in 1989 for the popular 8-bit home console, Jason stands 7″ and has over 25 points of articulation for great poses. The figure comes with machete, axe, harpoon gun and removable mask, plus new “floating” mother’s head accessory. New paint deco reproduces the game’s pixilated look. And not only does the window box packaging re-create the look and feel of the classic video game cartridge box, lift the front flap and it plays music from the game, too!

 

 

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