A Statement from Pastrami Nation Regarding the Coronavirus, Pop Culture and More

By Nolan P. Smith Editor I have watched the world change in a matter of days, as we all have. It went from precautions to self-isolation and social distancing in the blink of an eye. First and foremost, I hope everyone reading this is safe and healthy. What we are seeing is a nation driven…Read moreRead more

“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as…Read moreRead more

Static Vinyl Figures Are Boring! They Need A REVO-lution! See How With Factory Entertainment At New York Toy Fair

By Staff Reports Factory Entertainment, Inc., doesn’t feel there’s enough fun in the vinyl figure market. To solve this issue, the company is showcasing its spin on officially licensed vinyl figures called REVOS™ in booth #5359 at New York Toy Fair. “REVOS™ are not your everyday boring, static vinyl figures,” said Barry Eldridge, Creative Director…Read moreRead more

New York Toy Fair: NECA Round One and Two Reveals!

By Nolan P. Smith Check out the first two rounds of reveals from NECA from the New York Toy Fair! Included are new additions to Aliens, Predator, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as new Toony renditions of horror and sci-fi properties. Want to pre-order these? Make sure to visit Linebreakers at www.comicbooksurplus.com! Make…Read moreRead more

Funko New York Toy Fair 2020 Reveals

By Nolan P. Smith Funko has revealed a number of new line ups at the New York Toy Fair 2020! Line ups include Cobra Kai, The Boys, InuYasha, and the first POP album: Notorious B.I.G.- Read to Die! There is bound to be more reveals as Toy Fair officially started today!    

McFarlane Toys Announces Remote Control Shark Shark

By Staff Reports McFarlane Toys has announced the release of their R/C Shark Shark, hitting Walmart stores this month. Remote Control Shark Shark swims with real lifelike movements! Shark Shark swims just below the water’s surface; allowing you to see the movement of the shark, its dorsal and tail fins. Master the controls to make…Read moreRead more

DC Collectibles Announces Action Figures and Statues Coming to Stores October 2020

By Staff Reports Check out the latest announcements from DC Collectibles. From an all-new, and much anticipated, Batman Black & White Batmonster statue to the next wave of DC Essentials: DCeased action figures, these will be available starting October 2020!

Boss Fight Studio Announces Frankie the Mighty Steed Action Figure

By Nolan P. Smith Boss Fight Studio, the creators of the popular Vitrivuan HACKS 3 3/4 inch figures, announced the arrival of their latest creation: Frankie the Mighty Steed! Frankie the Unicorn is the latest edition to their Mighty Steeds lineup, and is available for purchase immediately! The Mighty Steeds lineup has been highly anticipated,…Read moreRead more

Announcing The Hellboy Collectors Boxes from Gigantic Brewing & Dark Horse Comics

By Staff Reports Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up to create 666 Limited Edition Hellboy Collectors Boxes, featuring Hellboy beer, based on award-winning artist Mike Mignola’s legendary character. The acclaimed Hellboy beers were introduced in 2019 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction. The Hellboy…Read moreRead more

JayZoMon’s Inaugural Pop Culture Expo Brought the High Desert It’s First Comic Book Convention and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Jessica Rude-Aguirre This past Saturday, residents made their way to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds for the first-ever pop culture/comic book convention to come to the High Desert as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo brought cosplay, comic books, celebrities, and professional…Read moreRead more

Funko Lends a Hand with RSPCA Bushfire Heroes Firefighter with Koala Pop! Vinyl Figure

By Nolan P. Smith Funko is a brand known around the world, and they are helping out around the world with a Pop! Vinyl figure created to assist with Australia wildfire recovery efforts. In a partnership with Popcultcha, all profits from the sale of this awesome POP! figure will go towards the RSPCA National Bushfire…Read moreRead more

Teaser of Power-Con 2020 Exclusives

By Staff Reports The Power-Con 2020 ticket & exclusives pre-sale for Attendees will be start Saturday, March 7th at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern time. The Non-Attendee pre-sale will begin two weeks later on Saturday, March 21st at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern time. More details will be coming soon on how pre-sales will work….Read moreRead more

Super7 Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wave 2 ULTIMATES! Figures

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Today, Super7 announced the second wave of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ULTIMATES! line, which are now up for pre-order! Straight from Super7, this new assortment includes: The evil mutant punk rock hog, Bebop! The wise leader of the TMNT, Leonardo! The non-stop mutating monster, Mutagen Man! The evil Shredder!…Read moreRead more

Hero Collector Debuts Doctor Who Baking Sets

By Staff Reports Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are officially out-of-this-world! These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with…Read moreRead more

Spin Master Kicks Off 2020 with a Heroic DC and Batman Toy Reveal

By Staff Reports Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com), a leading global children’s entertainment company, launched a new line of DC toys featuring Batman, beginning its licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC. As one of the newest toy licensees for the iconic Batman franchise and other DC Super Heroes, Spin Master is bringing…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Direct Reveals New Berserk Product to Your Bookshelf

By Staff Reports Kentaro Miura’s Berserk has horrified and delighted fans since 1989, and now, Dark Horse Direct is proud to present limited-edition bookends based on Gut’s sword, Dragon Slayer! With only 1,000 available, you won’t want to miss this limited and gorgeous addition to any Berserk collection. Welcome the Dragon Slayer, into your home….Read moreRead more

Podcast this Saturday, Feb. 1st at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith This Saturday, we have a big announcement! Make sure to tune in on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pastramination/) at 8pm PST! ALSO, it is your chance to win FREE food from Apollo Restaurant, as well as a ticket to the upcoming JayZoMon Pop Culture Expo in Victorville! Don’t miss it!

The High Desert Gets its Own Comic Con with JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo on February 8th

By Nolan P. Smith Editor For years, the High Desert has hoped for a comic con to take place right here in our community. On February 8th, it finally happens as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo debuts at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Attendees can expect a plethora of things to enjoy with vendors, celebrities, comic…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo Takes Place This Weekend

By Staff Reports The highly-anticipated 10th edition of the Long Beach Comic Expo is here and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is delighted to announce the full program guide. Taking place January 11 and 12 at the Long Beach Convention Center, #LBCE2020 is poised to…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes in 2019

By Nolan P Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith I have been covering the Los Angeles Comic Con since it was named Comikaze. I have seen it grow and transform each year. With 2019, I feel the show has hit its stride and has become one of the best West Coast comic book conventions you…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Celebrates its Ninth Year This Weekend with Special Guests, Artists, Cosplay and More

By Nolan P. Smith On October 11th-13th, the Los Angeles Convention Center will once again host the Los Angeles Comic Con. Now in its ninth year, this year’s convention has plenty for fans to be excited for: from a reunion of “The Office” cast, a Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Cosplay Contest, and guests including…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces Exclusives and Exhibits for 2019 New York Comic Con

By Staff Reports Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, brings a comprehensive array of products from its arsenal of leading collectibles brands to the 2019 New York Comic Con. The 2019 New York Comic Con takes place October 3rd…Read moreRead more

Fandoms Collide at Rose City Comic Con 2019

By Kevin Hoskinson Photos by Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter The worlds of comics, toys, cosplay, movies, television, and celebrity collided in Portland this weekend for the annual Rose City Comic Con. From its humble beginnings in 2012, it has grown into one of the most significant pop culture events in the Pacific Northwest. The con…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Announces Full Schedule of Events

By Staff Reports Rose City Comic Con, Oregon’s premier comic con, is proud to announce three days of programming complete with panels, workshops, celebrity appearances, and more, taking over the Oregon Convention Center from September 13-15. Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr, presented by the Toy Association, brings all-ages programming to its dedicated stage on the…Read moreRead more

Fandoms Collide at Long Beach, California’s Premier Pop Culture Event — Long Beach Comic Con 2019

By Staff Reports MAD Event Management LLC— experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is thrilled to announce the epic programming line-up of its annual comics-first show, LongBeachComicCon(#LBCC2019)! Jam-packed with panels and activities, LBCC 2019 is the #1 pop culture event where fans in the beautiful Greater Los Angeles area can celebrate…Read moreRead more

Winner of the Pastrami Nation/ ShopSmith78 Contest Announced

By Nolan P. Smith ShopSmith78 has drawn the winning name from those that entered the ShopSmith78/Pastrami Nation contest! Congrats to Wesley Quintanar!!! Please e-mail Nolan Smith with your address: nolan@pastramination.com!  

The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Releases October 1st

By Staff Reports The adventure that was initially too big for one animated film now arrives as a comprehensive 166-minute tale – with never-before-seen footage – in The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection Gift Set, a numbered, limited edition release available October 1, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An extension of…Read moreRead more

Want to Win a Funko Pop Green Chrome Boba Fett?

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is excited to partner with ShopSmith78 to bring you a chance to win an exclusive Funko Pop Green Chrome Boba Fett! The giveaway is made possible by ShopSmith78, one of the original Pastrami Nation podcasters! He has gone on to make some fantastic 3D printed cosplay accessories, as you…Read moreRead more

Rose City Comic Con Returns to Oregon Convention Center September 13 –15

By Staff Reports The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast: San Diego Comic Con 2019 Fallout

By the Pastrami Nation Podcast Crew Here is this week’s Facebook podcast, now in audio and on Soundcloud. Leave a comment by SATURDAY, July 27th at 9 p.m. PST on here, on SoundCloud OR on Facebook and be entered for a chance to win one of the prizes mentioned!