The full list of Theros merch we have in stock can be found here. ALSO, if you’re coming by the shop this weekend (especially you drafters) we’re offering 3 packs of M14 core set boosters for the price of two. That’s otherwise known as “buy one get one FREE.”
M14 hits the shelves tomorrow. Here’s a complete list of Core Set 2014 related stuff available from Forbidden Planet NYC.
ALSO!!! From Friday 7/19 through Sunday 7/21 Forbidden Planet is selling booster boxes for a measly $89.99 (that’s ten bucks off our regular price) and Fat Packs for $34.99 ($5 off) in-store and online.
Magic the Gathering’s new set, Dragon’s Maze, releases today. Let’s check it out:
The plane of Ravnica is home to ten ancient two-color guilds. Return to Ravnica showed off five of those guilds: the white-blue Azorius, the blue-red Izzet, the black-red Rakdos, the black-green Golgari, and the green-white Selesnya. Gatecrash featured the other five: the white-black Orzhov, the blue-black Dimir, the red-green Gruul, the red-white Boros, and the green-blue Simic. Now, for the first time, all ten guilds come together as they search for the solution to the magical enigma known as the Implicit Maze.
Dragon’s Maze features 156 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. Dragon’s Maze is available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.
More info on this set can be found here. We are FULLY stocked as I write this, so come on by the shop or order online while supply lasts!
New Duel Decks are releasing TODAY, MTG fans!!!
These ready to play 60 card decks showcase some of the best cards in Magic history. Together the Sorin vs Tibalt Duel Decks have ten rare cards and seven cards with new art, including two foil alternative-art versions of mythic rare Planeswalkers Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded.
- 2 ready to play 60 card decks
- 2 deck boxe-2 creature tokens
- A strategy insert
- A Magic ‘learn to play’ guide
Coming this Friday: MTG’s Return to Ravnica! Order here!
HUMONGOUS weekend coming up for the good and geeky. A little movie called The Avengers hits American screens tomorrow, Free Comic Book Day is Saturday the 5th, and all weekend long gamers will be feverishly ripping open packs of Magic the Gathering packs in the hope of pulling a Terminus or a Temporal Mastery.
The Magic packs they’ll be opening will, of course, be Avacyn Restored, releasing here at Forbidden Planet NYC tomorrow at 10a.m. Fat packs, intro decks, booster packs, playmats… a veritible smorgasbord of Avacyn product will be available, the full list of which you can see here.
And as a special thank you to our in-store MTG customers we’re offering Avacyn Restored booster boxes at $5 off our regular price the entire weekend.
New to Forbidden Planet NYC, it’s Locke & Key… The Game!!! A self-contained card game in the fashion of Lunch Money, or Zombie!!!, this is already a hot item at the shop, and is a uniquely cool collectible/entertainment experience in its own right.
Competition and cooperation meet in this card game that dares you to overcome the supernatural challenges of Keyhouse. You and your fellow players will face these horrors together, but who will be by your side when the dust settles? On this journey, you’ll make decisions on when and where to help your fellow players, but your resources are not endless. Through careful management of your cards, you can help the family overcome challenges, and you’ll be rewarded for the assistance . . . sometimes.
Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series from acclaimed suspense author Joe Hill and Eisner-nominated artist Gabriel Rodriguez.
Collect wondrous keys to open up new and exciting gameplay options.
Create powerful combinations by mixing and matching cards to unlock new winning strategies.
Band together or fend for yourself to face the unpredictable mental, physical, and otherworldly challenges waiting for you in Keyhouse.Game box contains:
- 150 Strength cards
- 19 Challenge cards
- 15 Key cards
- 1 Rulebook
- 1 Omega Lock initiative marker
by Chris Troy
Hey there FPNYC faithful, were you aware that Forbidden Planet has a small, yet awesome gaming section? Not of the video game variety (like there’s a shortage of Gamestops in Manhattan), but TCGs like Magic:The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon? Try as I might, I could could really never get into them, mostly because I was terrible at them, and a severe lack of interest in the subject matter, Pokemon excluded. However as you’re all well aware by now, super-heroes are my jam, and if you make a game involving them, I’ll care to some extent. Enter: Heroclix, a highly addicting game using minatures instead of cards, based on some huge nerd properties relevant to my interest, as well as some of your’s too (unless you’re just here for Loran’s robot articles)!
Topps (yes the baseball card people) originally held the license for Heroclix, but after a few years, gave it up. NECA (of Video Game Selects fame) under the Wizkid label they bought from Topps, gave the line a 2nd chance on the market and the expansion waves they’ve put out since have been best-seller for the company. NECA is one of the few companies that holds both the Marvel AND DC license, so both universes are compatible for play, meaning you can have the World’s Finest team of Batman and Superman fight Spider-Man and Thor, or make a powerful team consisting of the JLA and Deadpool. Continue reading
Okay, some good news this week for all of the squealing fan girls out there. As you might already know, we got the Hetalia Axis Powers anime in stock a couple weeks ago. Now you will be super thrilled to learn that now the manga is here. The book by Himaruya Hidekaz and brought to us by TokyoPop finally makes its debut in the states. This is one of those titles that you people have been begging me for way before they had plans to release them. I’m taking a second to remind people that just because it exists in Japan already, and you are watching or reading it online, does NOT mean that it is available in English (or for that matter, caught up with what you’ve been seeing in Japan). Seriously. But I digress.
Back to Hetalia. These hilarious 4-panel comic strips in which the world’s powers take on ridiculous stereotypes have finally made their English-language debut! During World War 1, gruff Germany finds Italy hiding in a wooden box of tomatoes. Germany takes Italy as prisoner, but instead of war-like interrogation, Italy becomes more of the nuisance and unwanted guest. World War I quickly comes to an end, but World War II is right on its heels! This time, Italy tries his best to become friends with Germany. They soon befriend Japan, and the three of them form the Axis Powers. Meanwhile, America, who loves heroism and hamburgers, tries to form a treaty, as Great Britain reminisces about when America was his loving child! World War Two was never this funny! Continue reading
Here on Earth we use games of both the card and video variety to distract ourselves from the misery of our daily existence. Logically, who wants to be an unemployed barber when you can be an attractive 60th level elf woman who rides a tiger? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, however, life was different. Games in the Star Wars universe were utilized for a variety of purposes, such as degrading droids, stealing space ships or just shooting whining farmers with lasers from a robot piñata until they learn to chillax.
I say “were” as everyone in that galaxy is now dead. Yes, even 2-1B. You didn’t know that? Sure, the Hubble Telescope has seen that their sun went supernova about 100 million years back. Like they said, it was a long time ago. Continue reading
So, today’s title is pretty self explanatory, oh yeah, manga is first on the block, followed by Magic: The Gathering, which I know isn’t exactly anime related like you guys are used to reading in my columns, but hey, this is the Manga and Gaming department up here on the second floor of Forbidden Planet NYC, I have a little bit of a duty to go on about whatever I deem necessary. Besides, to be perfectly frank, there are only a hand full of manga titles coming in this week, and I doubt I could fill this entire article with the stuff that is arriving. So, big names first. Much to my surprise and amazement, Akira Volume 3 by Kodansha Books is showing up this week. Yeah, despite the 8 month wait between the first and second volumes, the third comes very briefly after number 2. I guess they are trying to catch up. Sweet.
Speaking of reprints, two of the other titles in our little handful of books this week are the VizBig editions of Dragon Ball Z Volume 8, and Vagabond Volume 8. I have to say as I’m writing this, if each of these things is 3 books in one, I’m not entirely sure how the Dragon Ball Z one is going to work out. Technically the 8th volume would bring you up to book 24, but there are only 26 in total, so either 8 will the final book and be super thick, or they’ll put out 9 and it will be a bit slimmer than its predecessors. But I digress. Continue reading
by Mat K.
Okay, before I get into the manga spiel for the week, let me start with talking about the new Pokemon set. As most of you Poke-Fans out there know, the new game “Heart Gold Soul Silver” is set to release. So of course there is the brand new card expansion bearing the same name. Just as with the first Diamond & Pearl set, the new Heart Gold Soul Silver features three new decks instead of just 2. The decks feature new awesome art editions of Meganium for the Growth Clash deck (grass and fighting), Feraligator for the Mind Flood deck (water and psychic), and Typhlosion on the Ember Spark deck (fire and electricity). Continue reading
It would be the acme of foolishness to bake Spider-Man a rhubarb pie, as way of reciprocation, should he save you from one of the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs. Don’t get me wrong. Pies are nice, but as we all know: ACTION is the Spider-Man’s TRUE reward.
YES, Virginia, Spider-Man is an adrenaline junkie. One might get the impression that ole’ Web-Head regularly engages in sports that we meager mortals might deem X-TREME. Our minds begin to conjure pictures of Spidey bungie-jumping off of the Empire State Building with his webbing or competing in the New York Marathon by running along the sides of buildings.
Imagine if Mayor Bloomberg had managed to get the Olympic games for New York! It would have been a prime target for super-villainy, as most of Spidey’s foes are blubbery dorks like Dr. Octopus and The Vulture who probably hate decent things like curling, ping-pong and the luge. NOW Imagine Spider-Man competing in a snow-boarding competition with Slyde, the frictionless bank robber, or playing solo as the only member of the US Hockey team not affected by a shrink-ray against Dr. Doom’s Latverian team of identical Doom-Bots!
Wow, this stuff just writes itself.
NO, NO, NO! I’m getting way ahead of myself. YES Spidey does what he has to do to keep us safe, but remember: the Amazing Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker, and his alter ego is far more spectacled than spectacular. Peter Parker is an amateur chemist, a professional photographer and likes to wear sweater vests. In short: he is a nerd. Continue reading
By Mat K.
I know all you loyal Shibuya-Cho readers out there look forward to the weekly manga and anime updates, but this week something special came up, and being the guy upstairs, I felt this time we needed to share the love…and article space.
Anyway, if you haven’t guessed by now, (due to the subtle title change of this weeks article), Magic The Gathering is releasing the first set of their new block this week. Zendikar is going to be wild. If you haven’t already been scanning the web for visual spoilers, the artwork alone is pretty amazing, especially the mana art. The art for each of the mana is so wild they actually decided to print 2 versions of each mana card. The regular format versions you’ll get in the intro packs, but the new “full-art” format mana will only be available in the fat packs and that occasional mana you’ll find in a booster pack.
Fat packs are going to include all the usual swag, 8 booster packs, 40 mana, 1 D20 life counter, a card box with pretty art, more pretty art, and the sample book of Path of the Planeswalker which is the webcomic series from the Magic the Gathering website. Continue reading