Action Figure Review: Action Force Trigger

By Nolan P Smith  Editor The Valaverse action keeps coming with one of the most sought-after figures in Action Force wave 2. Of course. I’m talking about Trigger, the bearded, backward hat-wearing specialist. This is an outstanding figure, decked out and ready for battle.  Thanks again to Valaverse for the opportunity to check out this fantastic figure. Trigger gives me […]

Beast Kingdom launch a new generation of “Ultraman” NFT figurine collection based on classic Ultraman

By Staff Reports Well-known entertainment experience creator “Beast Kingdom” officially announced that it will cooperate with Japan’s “Tsuburaya Productions” to launch a new generation of NFT figurine collections based on the famous “Ultraman” series. Beast Kingdom is widely known for its high-quality craftsmanship and innovative product concepts. After the world’s sensational Egg Attack magnetic levitation figure series and the artistic […]

NECA Announces TMNT Black Friday Sale

By Staff Reports The NECA Black Friday sale is upon us, and we’re ready to deliver some showcase some TMNT figures you may have missed during their initial run for your holiday collector shopping. From Friday 11/25/22 8am PST/11am EST to Monday 11/28/22 (or while supplies last) grab these hot TMNT figures at https://thenecastore.com/. The items being featured during the […]

DesignerCon Returns This Weekend With All Star Programming Spanning Physical and Digital

By Staff Reports (Photo Credit: Birdman Photos) DesignerCon has amassed an undeniable community of loyal and enthusiastic followers. Over the last 17 years, they have been dedicated to the pursuit of and appreciation for art toys, eagerly celebrating the newest releases. This year, DesignerCon provides a plethora of new and exciting, supported by returning fan-favorites, for the ultimate collector experience. The […]

BigBadToyStore and Fresh Monkey Fiction Announce Operation: Monster Force

By Staff Reports BigBadToyStore’s new venture BigBadWorkshop and Fresh Monkey Fiction proudly present Operation: Monster Force exclusively available at BigBadToyStore. Each 1:12th scale Operation: Monster Force action figure includes over 20 points-of-articulation and includes accessories such as: alternate portraits, interchangeable hands, plus an Operation: Monster Force gravestone base for easy posing and display! Visit BBTS and check out their collection- […]

Rest in Peace, Josh Kontos

By Nolan P. Smith Editor It is with a heavy heart that I write this, as Pastrami Nation has lost one of its own. This week, reviewer and podcaster Josh Kontos passed away. Kontos has been on a number of podcast episodes when we broadcasted live from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA. He was also our chief builder of model kits, […]

Trailer Spotlight: Takashi Okazaki’s AFRO SAMURAI – director’s cut edition

By Staff Reports It is one of my favorite modern anime, and now thanks to Titan Comics, we get the Director’s Cut edition of Afro Samurai, hitting shelves this December. Here is the info and trailer for the book! AFRO SAMURAI VOL. 1 Writer/Artist: Takashi Okazaki Publisher: Titan Manga (imprint of Titan Comics) 176 pages, SC, $19.99/£14.99  ISBN: 9781787739000 On […]

The NECA Vault Reopens with Limited Edition Horror and Batman Figures

By Staff Reports National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has opened their action figure vault and found long-lost treasures from the past that collectors may have missed during their first run. This warehouse action figure find of the year (sorry, Star Wars™) includes limited-edition 1/4 scale figures from Batman, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and more. These limited-edition items will […]

L.A. COMIC CON TO FEATURE STAR TREK LEGEND, WILLIAM SHATNER, AS A HEADLINER AT 2022 CON

By Staff Reports L.A. Comic Con, Los Angeles’ largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, anime and pop culture, has announced that William Shatner, the legendary Star Trek actor who played James T. Kirk in The Original Series, will be its headline guest on Sunday, December 4, 2022. William Shatner will partake in a main stage panel, sign autographs for fans, and participate in photos […]

DesignerCon Returns This Month With All Star Programming Spanning Physical and Digital

By Staff Reports DesignerCon has amassed an undeniable community of loyal and enthusiastic followers. Over the last 17 years, they have been dedicated to the pursuit of and appreciation for art toys, eagerly celebrating the newest releases. This year, DesignerCon provides a plethora of new and exciting, supported by returning fan favorites, for the ultimate collector experience. 9 unique collectible […]

L.A. COMIC CON ADDS MARVEL SUPERSTAR, SIMU LIU, TO ITS STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP OF ICONIC SPEAKERS, REPRESENTING THE HOTTEST TALENT IN THE COMIC UNIVERSE FOR 2022 CON

By Staff Reports L.A. Comic Con, Los Angeles’ largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, anime and pop culture, has announced that Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi in 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will be its headline speaker on Friday, December 2, 2022. He and the other celebrity guests will meet with fans, take […]

Brendan Fraser Leads The Ed Asner Family Center’s 2022 Virtual Table Read of “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”

By Staff Reports In Partnership with Turner Classic Movies and Whatnot, The Ed Asner Family Center returns for their third year retelling the classic holiday tale of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with a star studded virtual table read. The impressive cast includes Brendan Fraser, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart, Ken Jeong, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil Lamarr, […]

Let’s Kickstart This! The Art of DRACULA by Ricardo Delgado

By Nolan P. Smith Editor We love to shine the crowdfunding spotlight down on deserving projects, and today we check out a project from one of Pastrami Nation’s favorite artists: Ricardo Delgado. Here us from the Kickstarter page for The Art of Dracula from Clover Press: Following the successful sold-out illustrated novel, Dracula of Transylvania, creator Ricardo Delgado now turns […]

ABLAZE AND ARANCIA STUDIO BLEND ADVENTURE AND IRONY FOR THE LAUNCH OF EISNER AWARD WINNING WRITER MARK RUSSELL’S NEW SCI-FI SERIES TRAVELING TO MARS-ON SALE THIS WEEK!

By Staff Reports Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE takes readers on an out of thisworld journey to the Red Planet, led by an unlikely astronaut anti-hero, as it launches the newseries, TRAVELING TO MARS, with issue 1 on sale November 9th, in-print and digitally.Eisner Award winning writer, Mark Russell, and rising star Italian artist, Roberto Meli, ponderego, mortality, and […]

FUNKO AND ASPCA Limited Edition POPS! With A Purpose Collection Now Available

By Staff Reports In partnership with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA), Funko’s latest Pops! With Purpose collection is now available, featuring fan-favorite movie pets, including the lovable Einstein from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Back to the Future and Dorothy’s pup Toto from “The Wizard of Oz.” Available now exclusively on Funko.com, $10 per […]

Disney+ Announces Casting For Upcoming Original Star Wars Series “The Acolyte” From Lucasfilm

(photo credit – Christian Black) By Staff Reports Today, Disney+ announced the cast for “The Acolyte,” an upcoming original Star Wars series from Lucasfilm. Joining the previously announced Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”) are Emmy Award-winner Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Manny Jacinto (“Nine Perfect Strangers”), Dafne Keen (“His Dark Materials”), Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”), Rebecca Henderson (“Inventing Anna”), […]

Super7 Announces TMNT Ultimates! Wave 9

By Staff Reports Super7 has revealed TMNT Ultimates! Wave 9!!! Featuring a peacenik teen from Dimension X, a hoopster in a half-shell, a dynamic alien duo, a mutant cockroach, and a certain fuzzy ninja master, it’s the latest wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ULTIMATES!  The made-to-order 7” scale TMNT ULTIMATES! Figures of Zak, the Neutrino, Slam Dunkin’ Don, Wingnut […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bass Reeves- West of Hell

By Nolan P. Smith Editor When Allegiance Arts made its way on the scene, I was super excited. Awesome stories and creators, a break from the Big Two fatigue- books like Norah and Bass Reeves were so memorable. Well, thanks to IndieGoGo, Bass Reeves rides again as a softcover and hardcover collection. Here is from the campaign page: Writer Kevin […]