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October 10th – Adventure Time Encyclopaedia Mega-Event at Forbidden Planet NYC

Meet the voices behind ADVENTURE TIME at our signing for the most dangerous book in history!!!

Forbidden Planet FPNYC Adventure time Encyclopedia signing

Join us Thursday October 10th from 6-8pm for an all ages event featuring guests and giveaways from one of the biggest animation franchises on planet Earth!  Appearing here at FP that night will be Martin Olson (AKA The Lord of Evil, and author of the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia), Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline), Jessica Dicicco (Flame Princess), and AT illustrators Celeste Moreno and Mahendra Singh.

Bring your Adventure Time stuff down to get signed… pick up some great swag and/or the best-selling Encyclopaedia here… come by Forbidden Planet 10/10/13 and meet the stars of Adventure Time!

Special thanks and big ups to the folks at Abrams and Cartoon Network!

UPDATE 10/2/13:  The fine folks at Cartoon Network are providing TONS of neat-o goodies for the festivities!

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This jam-packed Adventure Time GIFT BASKET just arrived, and will be raffled off to all attendees who buy any Adventure Time books or merchandise from us the on the night of the event!  ONE WINNER is gonna walk away with  A LOT of FREE swag, including:

·         Ice King Costume
·         Adventure Time Monopoly
·         Adventure Time Season 2 DVD
·         Lumpy Space Princess Beanie
·         Finn and Jake Watch
·         Fiona and Cake Figures
·         Marceline POP Vinyl Figure
·         Finn and Jake Tin Lunch Tote
·         Finn Talking Plush
·         Jake Mini Backpack
·         Finn Belt

We’ll also be distributing Con Quest medallions to the first Adventure Time fans in line (while supplies last, of course)!

Con Quest Medallion Adventure Time

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HOLY CRAP, WE’RE MOVING APPARENTLY!  There, consider that an early reminder. I’ll try to not to mention it again until after it happens and grand-opening things have been announced.

Anywho, happy post 4th of July everyone, hope you all enjoyed the holiday/”Amazing Spider-Man,” which I thought was neat. Definitely not a perfect film, nor as good as “The Avengers“, it could have been a ton worse. Remember “Spider-Man 3”? Yeah…..that, and Emma’s Gwen was 10000X better than Kristen’s Mary Jane. That being said, it’s July, which means one thing. SAN DIEGO COMIC CON? WILL I BE THERE, DELIVERING ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS? NOPE, CAN’T AFFORD IT. WILL I LIST A BUNCH OF SWEET EXCLUSIVES THAT I WANT, AND WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE IT TO OUR STORE LIKE LAST YEAR? YUP, SURE WILL!

Let’s start off with DC Comics. Obviously they’ll have a lot to offer, what with “Dark Knight Rises“, the New 52, Before Watchmen, and their Cartoon Network programming. Expect to see a Gotham Siren/Polly Pocket set, a Tiny Titans figurine box set, and a plethora of exclusive DKR toys. What I’m most excited for is on the left: the new line of Convention Exclusive 3.75″ action figures from DC Collections (formerly known as DC Direct) featuring 2 Green Lanterns, and the much taller Death figure from the same company. Both will retail for about $25, but given how Kyle Rayner, Kilowog, and Death are ALL fan-favorites, they’re definitely a steal at that price compared to how much they’ll be going for post-show. Plus the Lanterns are in scale with the Marvel Universe figures, which means Kyle and Kilowog can team up with a different breed of Guardians… Continue reading

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It’s Berserk Time!

By Chris Troy

And we’re back FP Faithful, with possible the most bi-polar article to date! Today we’ll be looking at the plethora of awesome new merchandise we’ve received based on the hit Cartoon Network show “Adventure Time”, as well as a review of the newest Figma, Guts from the hyper-violent anime/manga “Berserk”! We’ll lead off with Guts first, as there’s less ground to cover, and because this is a sick-as-hell figure!

The “Berserk” franchise has been around forever, with Dark Horse comics releasing the manga for a few years, and got a 26 episode series from the early 2000s, which was a solid adaption for it’s time. We also got a decent selection of toys and video game back then as well, but not much has been released since 2002/2003. With a new series of movies hitting Japanese theaters this year, Max Factory has decided it was time to release some cool figures, WHICH I AM SOOOO OKAY WITH, as it’s a nice departure from the usual school girls that most of the series has consisted of. The Black Sword’s is EXTREMELY well sculpted, as the detailing on this figure is nuts. And it being a Figma means it’s fairly articulated as well, and it comes with a plethora of accessories to ensure certain familiar poses from the series can be recreated. Aside from the various joints and trademark Figma stand, Guts also comes with his famous massive sword “The Dragon Slayer”, and a variant cannon arm/wrist thingie. Guts’ cape is also removable to sheath his sword on his back. It’s retails for about $50, which makes sense considering all you’re getting. We have extremely limited quantities of the figure in, so if you want him, pick him up ASAP. Besides, by the time Figma Griffin comes out,  Guts will probably be impossible to fine.

Alright, so let’s move onto something a little more family-friendly. “Adventure Time” is one of those rare animated series that works on a time of levels, with a back-story that may or may not involve a nuclear war. I think it’s rad, and advise you to pick up the DVDs and the awesome ongoing comic series written by Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics fame and published by Boom!. That being said, if you want something a little more collectible, Forbidden Planet and Jazware has you covered.

First there’s the Slamcows, a cool modern update of those old wrestling buddies from back in the day. You have your choice of the main characters, Jake the Dog and Flynn the Human,  and each 20″ plush  has 5 electronic sayings. They go for about $35-$40 each. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper and smaller, there’s a selection of 2″ 2-packs, featuring a few variants of Jake and Flynn, as well as supporting characters like the Ice King, Marceline the Vampire, and  MY personal favorite, Lumpy Space Princess. These go for less than $10 each.

If your looking for a cool role-playing (or cosplaying for at least several of our readers!) prop, we also have Finn’s 24″ sword, which is a fairly solid replica on the cheap.  That sells for about $30. We also have a variety of Adventure Time magnet sets, keychains, and shirts. The bottom line is that FP NYC has a ton of great Adventure Time stuff in stock, so if you want it, come get it!

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Countdown to NYCC part 2

by Chris Troy

Hey FPNYC faithful, in a few short hours, yours truly will be at the Javitis Center, fan-gasming over the nerdfest that is the 2011 New York Comic Con. Despite being a show veteran, this is my favorite convention of the year, and I’m really excited to see what the likes of Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Bioware, & Capcom have to offer to the attendees this year. And depending on security, I may decide to stalk Captain America himself Chris Evans come Saturday. For you know, article research related reasons. REALLY!

Last article we focused on a lot of the comic goodness that will be at NYCC. I’m not saying I won’t be talking about the onslaught of Marvel Universe figures we received over these last 2 weeks later on in the article, but I decided to  focus on something a little more animated first. Cartoon Network & Adult Swim will have a large presence at NYCC once again this year, hosting a ton of panels with sneak peeks of a lot of their new and returning program. Regular offenders Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be in attendance, talking about their hit show “The Venture Bros“. And in case you want something other than DVDs signed by the duo, FPNYC currently has in stock the 8′ Venture Bros classic Mego-style figures (or dolls, if you’re up for the particular debate). The 1st 2 waves in the series consist of the likes of Hank  and Dean Venture,  their old man Dr. Venture,  Brock Samson, the (mighty) Monarch, and “humorless #$@!” Phantom Limb. These retro style-figures go for about $15-$20 a pop, and probably wont be around long, given the show’s rabid fanbase.

We also received a ton of product from Cartoon Network’s newest revival hit, the Thundercats! Bandai-Namco will also be at  NYCC, but I’m none too certain if they’ll be much of a push for the show at the convention. That doesn’t mean a trip to FPNYC to check in on these figures isn’t warranted. Bandai has released 2 different toy lines based on the new show (as well as some toys based on the 80s versions as well!). There’s a line of 6″ figures consisting of the likes of Lion-O, Panthro, & Mumm-Ra (The Ever-Living!), as well as 2 different 4″ figure lines, one standard line that covers most of the show’s cast, and a deluxe one that comes with big-honking accessories. Prices range anywhere from $10-$20 depending on the figures, so keep an eye out for them on our shelves the new time you come by. Continue reading

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Short packed: American Avengers, non-moving parts and 2 packs

By Chris Troy

Happy 4th of July FPNYC faithful. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be drunk by 2, bbqing and watching Battlestar Galatica on Netflix. Maybe some fireworks. I dunno, Battlestar is really good and fireworks may require me to leave my apartment. Either way, with less than 20 days until Marvel Studios’ “Captain America“, today’s the best day to do your patriotic Nerd duty and swing by the store or the website and pick up some Cap swag. We have a huge selection of comics, shirt, toys and other Cap-based merch in stock, so finding something relevant to your all-American interests won’t be too hard! Also keep your eyes out for the upcoming “Captain America” #1 by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven, continuing Ed’s fantastic run on Cap’s book. The current Cap series is getting a new co-writer Marc Andreyko with pencils by the underrated and awesome Chris Samnee. Both books are definitely worth the money, but I have to admit I’m more excited for the Bru/Andreyko/Samee book for the insane amount of talent attached to the title. Continue reading

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Retrospect: 10 years of Gundam Wing

By Loran

Today (3/6) is a very special day. It’s not the birthday of Gundam’s creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino, the day the first Gundam kit was released, or the day the first episode of Gundam aired. In fact, this day is mostly significant to those of us living in the United States.

It’s the day Gundam Wing first aired on Toonami.

While yes, it was not the first Gundam fiction, (that distinction goes to the novelization of the original series), or even the first piece of Gundam animation available in English, it was the first time any Gundam series had been shown in the West since the infamous Italian broadcast during the early 80’s, but that’s another story.

I was unfortunately not there from the first episode-I caught it after a friend told me about it on the playground. He mentioned two shows to me called “Dragonball Z” and “Gundam Wing”. I’d seen advertisements for the toys on TV, but had no idea what either of them was about. Wing was my first encounter with human-piloted robots, aside from Power Rangers and that horrendous CGI Voltron cartoon from the 90’s. My ten-year-old mind was astounded by these themes of war, character drama, romance-things I’d never seen before-well, with giant robots anyway. It was like… the storytelling I’d grown up with in movies like Star Trek and Star Wars that shaped my childhood became combined with the robots I’d come to love from Transformers. Continue reading

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