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
Forgot to post these new Google+ Hangout videos from last week.
Here’s Matt and Alec talking Sons of Anarchy, WWE, NYCC, re-creating telephone calls Alec receives from customers, Just Us League MAD toys and a whole lot more…
And here’s me from my desk… “Haven’t even had time since the move to put pictures of my kids here. I don’t have kids, but if I did that’s where they’d go.” I’m paraphrasing of course. The gyst is I really want you to check out and enjoy the works of Julia Wertz and Theo Ellsworth.
So this has been released:
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Seriously though, I’ve watched the current trailer about fifteen times now and I can’t tell if I’m jazzed for these films (3?!) or if I’m eager to watch a beautiful, elegant disaster onscreen. Either way Jackson and co. are gonna separate some dough from my wallet. Hrrrm.
Also, impressed-with-myself moment of the day… The tags below? With all the dwarves names? That’s from memory. Nerd.
Got 28 minutes of your life to spend on Matt and I talking new arrivals, Happy #1, Space Punisher, crappy old Image Comics, movies, Star Trek the Next generation, comic cons, Mark Hamill and Corvette Summer? Like hearing me say “um?” Have I got a video for you!
Sorry if it’s a little dark this week. Better light next time. Oh, and there’s a slight technical glitch (about 8 seconds) when we start talking about Happy #1. Stick with it.
Next LIVE broadcast is Friday the 28th at 7pm.
Some goofs on our first take. The store’s wi-fi cut out for about five minutes, thus making us late for the 4pm Hangout On Air. We missed a chance to have a prominent celebrity customer join us because of the delay in setting back up, and I still have a lot to learn about the minutiae of running these…
Still, Matt and I got it together and streamed the following, LIVE on a laptop to our Google+ and Youtube pages. The FPNYCTV Television network is on the air…
And about the Twitter and Facebook cards… Okay. Didn’t realize the audience could read ‘em just fine. I can be a real dummy sometimes.
Next show Friday 9/14/12 at 7pm from the floor of the new FP.
We are indeed on Google+. Come share wonderful, geeky stuff with us!
I’ll be Hanging out On Air at 4pm today… fingers crossed. Still working out the logistics, but the plan is to chat from the new shop’s basement as we process this week’s shipment, discuss some of tomorrow’s new releases, make a really neat-o announcement regarding a forthcoming graphic novel… and try not to be completely awkward as this’ll be LIVE!
Trust me folks, this is the first step in a huge undertaking for us here at FPNYC. There’s a lot more such content we’re going to be rolling out this fall. I hope you’ll join us and enjoy.
Hell, we practically are already. Take a look around the shop sometime and you’ll realize our customers and staff comprise our own rather large Invisbles cell.
The uninitiated will ask, “What is The Invisibles?” Well, it’s way way too complicated to describe here properly and succinctly, but I’ll give you the publisher’s copy:
Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle the physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdimensional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church!
I can say with 99% certainty that FPNYC has sold more copies of The Invisbles over the years than any other outlet in the world, many of those hand-sold by yours truly as it’s my favorite comic series of all time. That being said…
Next Wednesday, the 22nd of August 2012, The Invisbles Omnibus releases. That’s one massive (1536 pages!) hardcover collecting EVERY Invisbles story. Massive. It retails for $150, but not at Forbidden Planet NYC. Nope.
Here The Invisibles Omnibus will be ON SALE at a whopping 40% off for the entire duration of its print run!!! As in retails for $150, but FPNYC price will always be $90. As in we’re saving you a chunk of change on a massive, brilliant tome. As in that’s cheaper than Amazon as of this writing!
ALSO! This is the first in a series of Forbidden Planet Wants to be Your ______ Headquarters incentives we’ll be running the rest of 2012. Some will be giant discounts like the one above, some will be giveaways, some will be events… Whatever the case we’ll be offering something neat-o. Upcoming deals involve the first trade paperback of Bryan K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga and a whole bunch of great comics and books.
Have you seen this yet? It got out earlier today and I gotta say I’m really digging it!!!
Praise Jeebus! Has it been 30 years since I saw E.T. at the Loew’s Paradise on the Grand Concourse in the Boogie Down Bronx?!?!?!?!?!? 30 years since a crying, 4 year old Jeff Ayers and his father were denied entry the day it opened as the movie had sold out multiple screenings? The anniversary of one of the most cherished and vivid memories of my life… a little girl, around my age, who witnessed my dismay at having to wait to see it even offered us her and her father’s tickets. We eventually declined and I calmed down enough to wait a day, but even if I live another 30 years I’ll never forget her empathy and kindness in that moment.
And that’s really what E.T. is, isn’t it? A story of kindness and empathy that is just as impactful today as was the generous actions of a little girl on a gorgeous June morning in the Bronx in 1982.
I haven’t even researched which version (1982 or 2002) will be re-released, but I’ll not nitpick other than to say it’s the ‘82 version with an anniversary here. That’s what should be focused on.
On another anecdotal note… I wore Buster Brown E.T. sneakers until late 1984. Who’s a cool guy?
The New York Comic Con is this weekend, and I shall not be attending. I feel I have let myself down; and should you find yourself in the same boat, you should feel the same way. After all, this is not San Diego, Monteal, or Tokyo. My excuse is that I live in a cave someplace outside of Westchester and send my columns to the city via carrier owl. You should have no excuse as to why you aren’t going.
“But Unkiedev,” you foolishly stammer, drool glistening on your chin like syrup on a pancake, “I didn’t get my tickets in advance and now they’re sold out. I CAN’T go. WAUGH!”
Of course you can. Are you an American or big cry baby? American ingenuity gave our culture the submarine, Velcro, and breast implants…it can get you a last minute ticket to the New York Comic Con 2011. Here, let me help.
UNKIEDEV’S GUIDE TO SCORING ACCESS TO THE NEW YORK COMICON FOR FREE:
5. Lounge around the back of the Con, near where the construction teamsters are idling their trucks to load and unload Marvel’s big pavilion. As soon as someone opens the door; say for example like when Steve Mannion, author and illustrator of the amazing Fearless Dawn goes out to puff a butt; slip into the joint like cream filling into a donut!
Once inside, either act totally cool like nothing is wrong or feel free to swipe somebody else’s three-day pass…maybe an unsuspecting Storm Trooper buying a hot dog. IF you get caught, tell them your were recreating the prison sequence from A New Hope. Remember: It isn’t theft when it’s an homage!
4. Take all of your Legos and make a gigantic, life-sized Lego Batman with a compartment inside large enough to fit you and your Con Swag. Place said Lego Batman outside of the convention center with a toe tag reading “For Booth 1254.”
DC is hosting Lego this year, with the brand new Lego superhero line on display that includes a new Lego Batcave. As soon as the convention staff load you onto the floor, open your secret bat-compartment and sneak around at your leisure.
Hey, If it’s good enough for the Greeks, it’s good enough for you.
3. Find the supply company that sells the Javits Center their Security Forces uniforms. Buy one of those, wear it, and walk in through the front door. This plan has two big advantages: Unlike imitating a police officer, imitating private security isn’t a crime, and TWO) The price of your out fit will probably be cheaper than a bootleg ticket.
Oh wait, I said all these options would be free, didn’t I? Well, forget this one. Let’s move on.
2. This always works: Shave your head, wear a nice suit, talk all funny like a crazy person while walking in the door with Forbidden Planet Big Wig Jeff Ayers and claim to be Grant Morrison. NO ONE will question you. NO ONE will stop you.
1. Show this column at the door, especially the following sentence. THIS COLUMN IS VALID FOR ONE ADMITTANCE TO THE NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011. I even put it in caps to make sure it was SUPER legible.
Yes, through a secret, back-room handshake deal with Reed Exhibitions this column in the Forbidden Planet newsletter is an ipso facto, bona fide Coupon for free admission. Sure it is! Who says it isn’t? Go ahead and try it out, see for yourself! (NOTE: The Editor would like you to know that Unkiedev is insane. DO NOT try to use this column as a coupon, IT WILL NOT WORK.)
In the slim chance that it doesn’t work I can only suggest that the security people who tossed you out on your rubber Spock ears were actually gatecrashers themselves in disguise. Where do these people get their ideas from?
More musings from Unkiedev, Earth’s own sidekick, can be read at unkiedev.blogspot.com
What’s happening to my special purpose? Action Flick Chick as The Baroness NYCC
Vanity: Jeff Ayers on Jeff Ayers’ job. 26 minutes of me pontificating upon the vagaries of NYC comic retail on the hottest day in recorded NYC history. In reality I know the difference between Detective Comics #27 and #37 and tensile and tactile. Saw a doctor and got rid of it.
Lord loves a workin’ man: Grant Morrison on Twitter.
When you’re rich and famous you’ll send me a postcard: Thank you, Messrs. Gaiman and McKean for all the conversation pieces you’ve provided me throughout the years. Thank you DC for changing The Sandman’s trade dress all old-timey and shit.
Don’t trust whitey: Comics cover price = $2.99?
The Weekly Planet, FPNYC’s newsletter for in-store customers, celebrated its four year anniversary last week. Since that first sweltering summer night we hand-copied and stapled a coupla hundred 8×11 sheets of copy paper on which I wrote an impassioned letter to members of our comic book subscription program back in 2006, to that sweltering summer night in 2010 when we brought a file over to our local printer for them to put together, the WP’s been through the rigors of geek retail without missing a week and lived to tell the tale.
That being said I’d like to quickly thank all past and current contributors (especially Devin T. Quin, Mat Kerwin, Matt Desiderio, and Mark Denardo), the various FP staffers who helped lay out issue after issue (esp. Lindsay Johnson and Alice Meichi Li) and all guest contributors (esp. Shannon Wheeler and Julia Wertz).
Though I was remiss in celebrating this anniversary upon issue #208′s publication I’ll be making amends in the coming weeks by posting some of the WP’s best articles and tidbits to Forbidden Planet NYC’s other blog (which, I encourage you to check out regardless).
Here’s to many more years of The Weekly Planet.