February 2012 News

GEM Exhibit Coming in 2013 - Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond

Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond
Geppi's Entertainment Museum to Stage "Epic" New Exhibit

(Baltimore, Maryland) February 29, 2012 - Up until now there has been no serious attempt to showcase African Americans in the world of comic books, and the impact of their creative excellence, which has been a mainstay of the industry for as long as comics have been an American art form. That will change during Black History Month 2013 as Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM) presents Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, a major special exhibit developed and curated by Michael Davis, co-founder of Milestone Media.

The special exhibit will run from February 1, 2013 until March 1, 2014 and it will feature not only the work of mainstream Black creators, but also that of those who consider themselves outside the mainstream, and even those who want nothing to do with the mainstream.

Through April 10: FAO Schwarz Gallery of Historic Toys

FAO SCHWARZ CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY BY PRESENTING GALLERY OF HISTORIC TOYS

Commemorative Exhibit Features Dozens of Timeless Playthings – From a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear To a 1976 Hello Kitty Plush Toy – Providing Visitors with a Look Back in Time at The Legendary Toy Store

WAYNE, NJ (February 22, 2012) – Since 1862, one brand has embodied whimsical, high-quality, innovative toys. Now celebrating its 150th Anniversary, FAO Schwarz is marking this rare milestone in the world of retail by unveiling a special gallery featuring prototype, original and early editions of some of the best-known toys in the world, alongside some nostalgic items from the FAO Schwarz archives. Displayed prominently throughout the famed flagship store in New York City, "A Gallery of Historic Toys," will be on display now through April 10.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates Wave 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates Wave 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates Wave 2 On Sale!

February 2012 - You've faced Round 1 and lived, now get ready for Round 2! The new batch of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates hits comic shops, online retailers and specialty stores on Wednesday, February 29, and the line-up includes some of the most popular characters from Marvel Comics and the world of Capcom gaming.

- Spider-Man vs. Chris Redfield
- Wolverine vs. Viewtiful Joe
- Super Skrull vs. Crimson Viper (specialty exclusives)
- Storm vs. Jill Valentine (specialty exclusives)

Plus, in the very near future, Toys "R" Us will get their own version of Wave 2, with their own exclusive two-packs:

- Taskmaster vs. Spencer (TRU exclusives)
- Sentinel vs. First Appearance Ryu (TRU exclusives)

Check out the packaging pics here, and look for this wave next week. And if you haven't already, pick up Series 1 now!

March 1-3 Auction: Vintage Toys, Titanic Letters

Bid Online for an Extensive Collection of Rare Sports Memorabilia, Original Letters from the Titanic and More During a Three-Day Auction Event

Omaha, NE - February 28, 2012 - A massive, three-day auction event featuring an incredible variety of treasured items will be webcast live on Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world's largest real auction marketplace, with the simultaneous on-site auction run by Philip Weiss Auctions. The auction will be conducted over the course of three days, beginning March 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, continuing on March 2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and finishing on March 3 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. This auction is of enormous value with an incredible range of historical pieces. To view the extensive catalog and to place pre-bids, visit www.proxibid.com/weissauctions.

Charlaine Harris at C2E2 in April 2012

CHARLAINE HARRIS AND OTHER WRITERS TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

#1 Bestselling Novelist Provides Literary Luster at Annual Pop Culture Event

The Jean DeWolff Saga: Marvel Minimates Wave 43 Arriving in Stores

marvel minimates

February 27, 2012 - It's the 10th anniversary of Minimates, and one of the brand's longest-running lines is about to celebrate its 43rd assortment! Trickling out to retailers now, Wave 43 of Marvel Minimates is entirely based on the "Jean DeWolff Saga" from the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110, written by the now-legendary Peter David.

GI Joe Collectors Club Update

footloose action figure

February 27, 2012 - The Official GI Joe Collector's Club has released an update about recent issues:

Hello!

We wanted to give you the latest update on the current procedure for membership renewals and NEW memberships. As we continue to work to resolve the online store issues, we have put up a PDF that members can download and print out. These will need to be mailed in with a check or money order. We will process your membership as soon as they arrive. Just click the "Join Now" button in the top right corner at www.gijoeclub.com

Please note that the March 16th deadline is still a hard deadline (in house), so please make sure any mail is in the postal system by March 9th. If we could move the date we would, but that is not an option as these have to be processed due to existing schedules.

AFX-Exclusive ARTFX+ Shock Trooper 2-pack at Wondercon

AFX-Exclusive ARTFX+ Shock Trooper 2-pack at Wondercon

February 27, 2012 - A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! Following in the footsteps of the sold out Stormtrooper Commander 2 Pack is the latest elite version of the Clone Troopers as seen in Revenge of the Sith, the SHOCK TROOPER 2 PACK!

AFX-Exclusive ARTFX+ Shock Trooper 2-pack at Wondercon

Transformers Collectors Club Update

runamuck action figure

February 27, 2012 - The Official Transformers Collectors Club has released an update about recent issues:

Hello!

We wanted to give you the latest update on the current procedure for membership renewals and NEW memberships. As we continue to work to resolve the online store issues, we have put up a PDF that members can download and print out. These will need to be mailed in with a check or money order. We will process your membership as soon as they arrive. Just click the "Join Now" button on the main page at www.transformersclub.com.

Please note that the March 16th deadline is still a hard deadline (in house), so please make sure any mail is in the postal system by March 9th. If we could move the date we would, but that is not an option as these have to be processed due to existing schedules.

If you want to receive the free club exclusive Runamuck, your membership must be active as of March 16th. If your club expiration date is after March 16th you are good to go for this years figure.

Dreamworks Announces Voice Cast for Turbo

turbo movie from dreamworks

Dreamworks Animation is Off to the Races with High-Octane Cast for Turbo In 2013

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012 -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that Ryan Reynolds will lead an all-star cast including Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson in the Company's upcoming original film Turbo, which tells the story of an ordinary garden snail with dreams of racing greatness. Turbo is scheduled to come to the big screen on July 19, 2013.

"Ryan Reynolds' infectious enthusiasm and humor will bring life to the lead role of Turbo and set the tone for this amazing roster of all-star voice talent," said DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke. "This high-octane journey will take audiences on the race of their lives and completely re-define the traditional notion of moving at a snail's pace!"

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