Designer Con 2018 Shatters Expectations

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Designer Con took place at the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend, and for me, it became the best con of 2018. Designer Con has grown leaps and bounds since I last visited years ago. Now in Anaheim, the…Read moreRead more

The Next Pastrami Nation Podcast is November 28th on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith It’s time once again for a live podcast for Pastrami Nation! Join us on November 28th at 6:15 p.m. as we broadcast live from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA ! The podcast will be live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pastramination). Make sure to watch live as we discuss the art form of comic books,…Read moreRead more

Designer Con Lands in Anaheim This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith Editor (Victor Valley)– The popular arts take over the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend as Designer Con returns for its 2018 show. The three-day event kicks off on November 16th and runs all weekend. Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that brings all forms of art forms under…Read moreRead more

Super7 at DesignerCon 2018

By Staff Reports Super7 returns to the amazing madness that is DesignerCon in Anaheim, California again this year! They will be set up in Booth 2023 on November 16th to 18th. Of course it wouldn’t be DCon if they didn’t bring new Super7 Japanese vinyl along with new exclusive and debut releases with them. Violent…Read moreRead more

DC Collectibles Reveals DesignerCon 2018 Exclusives

By Staff Reports DC Collectibles, DC’s in-house line of high-end collectibles, will make its DesignerCon debut, showcasing some of the company’s most cutting-edge collectibles at this year’s convention from November 16-18, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Taking center stage at the show is DC Collectibles’ artist-focused designer vinyl line, DC Artists Alley. DC Artists Alley is…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Impress For Octoversary

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith The Los Angeles Convention Center became a hub for pop culture fans as the Los Angeles Comic Con held it’s eighth annual convention in 2018- it’s Octoversary. The busy October weekend played host to quite a few events in Los Angeles, from…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Brings Pop Culture Greatness to Southern California

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Beginning this Friday, the Los Angeles Convention Center will be taken over by superheroes, comic book creators, celebrities, and the one and only Jack Black as the Los Angeles Comic Con (LACC) brings an action-packed convention for 2018. From October 26th through October 28th, the convention aims to deliver…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary Plush Doll Available at Barnes & Noble and an Online Totoro Gift Basket Contest

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, invites anime fans, collectors, and pop culture aficionados to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the pivotal Studio Ghibli anime classic, My Neighbor Totoro, with an officially licensed plush doll that is available from Barnes & Noble….Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con Impresses, A Fitting Summer Send Off

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith The Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) shined in the Southern California sunlight for a weekend full of comics, cosplay, and good old-fashioned professional wrestling. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center on one of the last weekends of summer, the convention…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con Takes Place September 8-9

By Nolan P. Smith September is best known for bringing the change of seasons, from summer to fall. In Southern California, September is also known for one of the best comic book conventions on the West Coast, as the Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) returns to the Long Beach Convention Center on September 8th  and…Read moreRead more

ProjectC28 Action Figure Review: Marvel Legends Tiger Stripe Wolverine

Hey everyone, ProjectC28 here, and back with another review on a very awesome action figure. This time, I am taking a look at the new Marvel Legends Tiger Stripe Wolverine figure from the Apocalypse wave. Many of us have been waiting on this figure to drop, and now that the time has come, let’s see…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces Pre-Orders For New Collectibles From Flame Toys, Storm Collectibles and SEN-TI-NEL

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has announced pre-orders for a variety of notable forthcoming product releases from leading the collectible brands Flame Toys, Storm Collectibles and SEN-TI-NEL. The products include extraordinary new releases for iconic collectible and pop culture properties including…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Amazing Heroes: 1/18 Scale Super Hero Action Figures

It’s time to shine the spotlight once again on an amazing project that needs to be brought to life via the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. It’s time, so Let’s Kickstart This! This time, we take a look at a line of 3 3/4 inch action figures that spans the world of comics: let’s take a look…Read moreRead more

ProjectC28 Review: S.H. Figuarts Thanos

Hey everyone, ProjectC28 here and back with a review of epic proportions. This time, I review the villain of all villains in the MCU, Thanos, direct from the S.H. Figuarts line. Do you have the figure? What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree with the review? Let me know in the comments and check out…Read moreRead more

Fire and Ice at Dark Horse Direct

By Staff Reports As revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Direct is thrilled to share more details from its two newest products, the Hellboy Action Figure and the Game of Thrones: Ice Dragon & The Night King Premier Statue. These two new deluxe collectibles join the Umbrella Academy: Spaceboy Maquette, Game of Thrones: Tormund…Read moreRead more

McFarlane Toys Partners with 2K on NBA Action Figure Line

By Staff Reports Renowned for their highly detailed sports figures, McFarlane Toys will join with 2K in a partnership that will benefit fans of the NBA, as well as, the wildly successful NBA 2K video game series. McFarlane Toys’ inaugural series of NBA 2K19 figures will come with a bonus digital Locker Code unlocking “MyTEAM”…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2018 Heats Up Southern California

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Anime Expo, which took place July 5th-8th, hit Los Angeles in the middle of a massive heat wave for Southern California, shined bright throughout the weekend. The record heat in Los Angeles didn’t stop the massive amounts of fans in attendance, as…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces a Colorful Array of Bandai Spirits Hobby Gundam Models for Exclusive Purchase at 2018 Anime Expo

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, heads to the nation’s largest dedicated anime, manga and Japanese pop culture conventions – Anime Expo 2018 – with a vast array of collectibles and model kits from Bandai Spirit Hobby that will be available for…Read moreRead more

Bioworld Merchandising to Launch Direct-to-Consumer Brand for Anime Superfans in Marquee Collab with Anime Expo 2018

  By Staff Reports   Bioworld Merchandising, Inc., the global pop culture product leader, is launching the ultimate curated anime experience, Animepls.com.    “Animepls.com will offer fans a complete online anime retail experience curated by our in-house team of anime experts, and our booth space will be an extension of that,” explained Jason Mayes, Director of…Read moreRead more

Bluefin and Bandai Spirits Hobby to Host an Expansive Gundam Booth at Anime Expo 2018

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, celebrates one of the biggest and most popular entertainment properties to ever come out of Japan – Mobile Suit Gundam – in a special expansive booth display presented in partnership with Sunrise, Inc. and Bandai Spirits…Read moreRead more

L.A. Comic-Con Early-Bird Weekend Passes On Sale Tuesday

By Staff Reports Los Angeles Comic Con wants you to join us for our #Octoversary as we invade our home city October 26th-28th, 2018! We’ve been busy getting our tentacles on the very best in the geek space, all of it just for you. Since you’re a part of our fan family, we thought you should be…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Ontario Ramps Up the Excitement for Year Two

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This past weekend, Comic Con Revolution Ontario once again invaded the Ontario Convention Center and had everyone from superheroes to celebrities knowing that the Inland Empire was the place to be for pop culture in May. Expanding from one day to two…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Returns to Ontario, Expands to Two Days

By Nolan P. Smith This weekend, the Inland Empire will see the return of Comic Con Revolution, the comic book and pop culture convention that debuted their Ontario show last year. This year aims to be bigger and better as the show has expanded to two days, running from May 19th-20th at the Ontario Convention…Read moreRead more

Project C28 Action Figure Review: S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Super Goku Black

By Project C28 So the most anticipated Dragonball Super figure this year has finally hit: enter Goku Black. Check out my review of the S.H. Figuarts Goku Black, and let us know your thoughts on it!  

Let’s Kickstart This! Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. 1:18 Articulated Horses by Boss Fight

By Nolan P. Smith It is time once again to shine the light down on another amazing project on Kickstarter. With this project, it is from a company we have spotlighted in the past and has delivered an amazing product via the popular crowdfunding site. Get ready to ride, as Boss Fight Studio brings Vitruvian…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018: Sunshine and Superheroes

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith As the storms rolled in this past week, leave it to the annual WonderCon convention to bring clear, sunny weather to Southern California, as well as superheroes, villains, artists, writers, actors, directors, scientists and more. “WonderCon 2018 was full of anything and…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018- The Coverage Continues

By Mychal Fabela Photos by Mychal Fabela What’s up guys, it’s Mychal Fabela, bringing you photos from WonderCon 2018, taking place at beautiful Anaheim, CA! Check out some photos of the awesome cosplayers we met and the amazing booths at the exhibit hall. We will be bringing you more all weekend, so make sure to…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018: Day One!

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith WonderCon 2018 blew into Anaheim and the storm clouds subsided in Southern California. Yes, it is time once again for the Anaheim Convention Center to be taken over by pop culture greatness as WonderCon is back! One of the conventions planned by Comic-Con International, WonderCon boasts…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Details Exclusive Products and Collectibles for WonderCon 2018

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, heads to Anaheim, CA for WonderCon to showcase a wide variety of upcoming products and also offer a selection of items for purchase. WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film and pop culture…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces North American Release of Bandai Hobby’s Character Line of Star Wars Model Kits

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, brings the force to Star Wars fans and retailers as it announces the Star Wars Character Line of model kits from Bandai Hobby. The news of these highly anticipated new products follows Bluefin’s previous North…Read moreRead more