Transformers Minimates Series 1 Box Set- Now Available for Pre-Order

By Staff Reports Transformers Minimates are coming from Diamond Select! BigBadToyStore just announced the pre-order for the set. This is the first time Transformers have been done in a Minimates line. Check out the info from the product page: The greatest generation of Transformers is now the next generation of Minimates! Capturing the armor details of 4 classic characters—Optimus Prime, […]

Nintendo Switch Sweepstakes Promotion and Nintendo Themed Toys Now Available at Burger King Restaurants Nationwide

By Staff Reports Whether you’re hard at work creating new courses with Builder Mario or hunting ghosts with Luigi, you’re bound to work up a powerful appetite. Well, there’s good news! In addition to delicious food, your child’s next King Jr Meal from a Burger King® restaurant will include a fun Nintendo surprise! Beginning Feb. 1 and running through March […]

S.H.Figuarts HIT is Available Now On Premium Bandai USA

By Staff Reports Bluefin Brands are thrilled to announce the assassin Hit is finally joining the S.H.Figuarts series! From “Dragon Ball Super” comes the legendary hitman and strongest warrior from Universe 6. Hit, is available for pre-order for the first time ever from Tamashii Nations’ S.H.Figuarts lineup. The figure includes a wide range of accessories such as facial expressions, and […]

Bluefin and Tamashii Nations Announce Chogokin Pac-Man

By Staff Reports Chogokin Pac-Man! It’s the iconic arcade hero from the 80’s as you’ve never seen him before. Re-envisioned as a giant robot with flying punches, a transformation feature, even a working cockpit! Included ghosts can be placed on the hands, and a Pac-Man Minifigure inside the cockpit. Approximately 4.13″ tall and arriving in stores Sept 2021. Pre-order yours […]

Funko Rings in New Year with Inaugural Funko Fair

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, is kicking off 2021 with its first-ever Funko Fair, a two-week long virtual affair that will introduce fans and partners to new products expected to hit retail later this year. “Funko is always discovering new ways to surprise and delight […]

Best of 2020: Best Toy Company

By Nolan P. Smith 2020 is behind us now, so it is time to look back at the very best of the year. Though 2020 was hard in a variety of ways, the content and entertainment released was amazing. The Pastrami Nation staff came together to create our picks for the Best of 2020. First up is Best Toy Company. […]

Sentinel and Bluefin Announce Marvel Fighting Armor Captain America Figure

By Staff Reports What if… Tony Stark integrates each of the Avengers super power into an armor? Captain America comes as the third character of a whole new action figure series “Fighting Armor” by Sentinel! Shipping May 2021. Designed by Mitsunari Daitenfu with Hiroyuki Komatsubara in charge of prototype production and direction, this Captain America figure was molded, sculpted, and […]

Transformers Furai Rodimus (IDW Ver.) Model Kit Coming Soon from Flame Toys and Bluefin

By Nolan P. Smith The amazing line of Flame Toys Furai Transformers model kits continues as Bluefin announces the next kit featuring the IDW version of Rodimus. I have never been the biggest fan of Rodimus or Hot Rod (Ultra Magnus should have got the matrix…), but this design looks amazing! Rodimus measures almost 6 inches tall once assembled and […]

Pastrami Nation and Apollo Restaurant Brightened the Holidays with their Christmas Giveaway

By Staff Reports On December 15th, Pastrami Nation and Apollo Restaurant held their Christmas Giveaway in a socially distanced fashion, spreading holiday cheer through the pandemic. The High Desert based pop culture news website and podcast Pastrami Nation has held a Christmas Giveaway for the past four years here in the High Desert. This year was the largest turnout so […]

Pastrami Nation and Apollo Restaurant Partner for “A Christmas Giveaway”

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)—On December 15th, Pastrami Nation, a High Desert based pop culture website and podcast, and Apollo Restaurant are brightening the holidays with “A Christmas Giveaway”. Over 100 toys will be given away, as well as 10 lucky winners, who will receive a free turkey! The giveaway is free to enter, and can only be entered online […]

Bluefin Announces GameStop to be the exclusive retailer to pre-order the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Miles Morales SV-ACTION Figure

By Nolan P. Smith Bluefin Brands, home of so many amazing collectibles and model kits, announced on their social media that GameStop will be the exclusive retailer to Pre-Order Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Miles Morales SV-ACTION figure! This figure is loaded with accessories to recreate the poses from the amazing Into the Spiderverse animated film! A fantastic sculpt, articulation- this […]

First Ever H.A.C.K.S. Advent Calendar Is Here!

By Staff Reports We’re letting you in on a little secret…… this year we’re producing the very first Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Advent Calendar! Zombie-themed, the calendar will include 2 exclusive figures and dozens of exclusive accessories for over 60 pieces total! We even had a special Zombie Christmas Poem written only available on the inside cover of the advent. This 24 […]

Scout Comics & Entertainment Set To Launch TRACKER COLLECTIBLES Toy Line

By Staff Reports Scout Comics & Entertainment, Inc. proudly announces the launch of TRACKER COLLECTIBLES, a new action figure/collectible toy company. Peter Goral, writer/creator of the popular Phantom Starkiller and Count Draco Knuckleduster brand, has come aboard as CEO of Tracker and he’ll also spearhead Scout Comics & Entertainment, Inc. merchandise division. Goral (also known as Killer Bootlegs) has been at the […]

Coming this October From Scout Comics, PHANTOM STARKILLER

By Staff Reports When a drifter stumbles upon a small town trapped between a corrupt sheriff and the bloodthirsty monsters lurking in the countryside, his quest for a hot meal takes a whole new turn. Meet the Team… Creator/Writer/Colorist: Peter Goral – Killer Bootlegs Artist: Joseph Schmalke – The Electric Black, Murder Hobo, Cherry Blackbird Letterer: Joel Rodriguez – (Rise, Dusk County Chonicles, […]

Pastrami Nation Interview: Bluefin Brands David Clarke talks Transformers, Kamen Rider and more!

Join Pastrami Nation’s Nolan Smith and Jason Smith as we talk with Bluefin Brands- Brand Manager David Clarke! David gives us the rundown on Flame Toys Transformers, Sen-ti-nel, and introduces us to the world of Kamen Rider! Visit Bluefin online at https://www.bluefinbrands.com/. Visit PastramiNation.com for news, reviews, giveaways, and more! Make sure to follow us at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastramination Instagram: @pastramination […]

UDON ENTERTAINMENT X METAVERSE SHOW SPECIALS – ALL NEW CAPCOM STREET FIGHTER COLLECTIBLES NOW AVAILABLE

  By Staff Reports Joining UDON’s brand new Pin-Fighter series are two sets of fighters making their debut as part of this week’s METAVERSE Event! Are you ready to reveal your inner boss with the five fighters from our Pin Fighter: Shadaloo Series set? M. Bison, Sagat, Vega, Juni, & Juli are available in this limited set, or choose your […]

D23 Celebrates 65 Years of The Disney Theme Park

By Staff Reports It was 65 years ago that Disneyland first welcomed guests to enjoy a new kind of experience: the theme park. And to mark the occasion, Disney twenty-three has created a one-of-a-kind, stand-alone issue, filled with rich stories and stunning photography that look at the development and evolution of the Disney theme park. Disney artist Ricky De Los […]

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything) pop culture fans care about. […]

Kidrobot brings art to life with the first piece in a new collection featuring the work of Keith Haring

By Staff Reports Continuing our celebration of inspirational artists of the 20th century, Kidrobot brings art to life with the first piece in a new collection featuring the work of Keith Haring. This Kidrobot x Keith Haring collection will include Keith Haring 8” Masterpiece Dunny art figures, a Keith Haring Dunny Mini Series, and other Keith Haring art figures and sculptures. The pieces in this collection will be released monthly throughout 2020 and beyond. Kidrobot is proud to introduce a Dunny featuring the […]

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Power-Con Postponed Until 2021 – Online Experience to Be Announced Soon for 2020

By Staff Reports As the safety and well-being of fans is of the upmost importance, the team at Power-Con has decided to postpone our 2020 event. Power-Con will return September 11 & 12, 2021 to the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. Everyone at Power-Con has remained optimistic that the 2020 event could continue as originally planned. However, in light of […]