Scenes From Toy Insider’s “Holiday Of Play” 2023: Kidult Collector Awesome

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The holiday season was drawing ever so closer to being right on top of us and that means it was once again time for the Toy Insider’s awesome holiday happening known as the “Holiday Of Play”. Now according to my media memory, I’ve been attending both this and their summertime “Sweet Suite” event since about 2016 and over the years have parsed the content between this and my lifestyle website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. While that sites content can be found by clicking HERE, this post lays its focus on the kinds of things the more grown up collector leans on. Give or take of course, so let’s explore these awesome items starting with our friends at Playmates Toys.

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Playmates Toys has two really big licenses at the moment with their long-standing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures and playsets and the Miraculous Ladybug stuff. Last time, I posted the Ladybug things over on “The Chronicles” but with so much happening over there I just put them all together here. They didn’t have any of the Star Trek stuff that I saw at other events but maybe next time.

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Legendary Television Presents: “Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters” Teaser Trailer

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If you’ve been missing the world of the MonsterVerse since the “Godzilla Vs. Kong” film from a few years ago you will very likely be excited to learn about the new series that will be coming to Apple TV called “Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters”. The first look has just come via a teaser trailer and while I am not a subscriber to Apple TV, nor will be, I’ve shared that along with some premise, casting and original art down below.

The Premise: Following the epic battle between Godzilla and the MUTOs that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, two siblings, following in their father’s footsteps, uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw, taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga — spanning three generations — reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Cancel All Remaining September Shows

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The Statement:
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow’s show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows.

Springsteen made the following comment:

“Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows. First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some. Thank you for your understanding and support. We’ve been having a blast at our U.S. shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon.

Love and God bless all, Bruce”

*** end of transmission ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: All I can say is “Get Well Soon Bruce”.

Marvel Reveals “Captain Marvel” First Issue Variant Covers for October

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The Press Release:
Following Kelly Thompson’s historic run, writer Alyssa Wong and Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Jan Bazaldua are taking the reins and catapulting Carol Danvers into her explosive next era! October’s CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 will be a parade of exciting debuts as Carol sports an all-new costume courtesy of artist Jen Bartel, gains an unlikely partner in a street thief named Yuna, and becomes the target of a dangerously fresh new archenemy known as the Omen! The pulse-pounding first issue kicks off a saga packed with cosmic repercussions as a reality-devouring entity known as the Undone realizes that Captain Marvel is the only hero powerful enough to stop it from annihilating Earth. In the opening arc, witness the Undone’s bold plan to take Carol off the board and how it unleashes chaos for Captain Marvel, Yuna, and the entire Marvel Universe!

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“Captain Marvel” #1

Fans looking forward to CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 will have an array of dazzling covers to choose from. Check out all nine now, including newly revealed pieces from superstars like Jen Bartel, Joshua “Sway” Swaby, John Tyler Christopher, and more!
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BrooklynOne Productions and Robo7 Announce “Kaiju Brooklyn” This October

Right after I enjoyed a matinee showing of “Barbie” at the Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn I just had to stop into our neighborhood comic book store Galaxy Comics to see what was going one. After a brief catchup with the staff and perusing the racks once again I noticed the flyer down below in the post that was announcing the first-ever “Kaiju Brooklyn” event.

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About The Event: KaijuBrooklyn is a one day kaiju themed event, celebrating all things Japanese giant monsters like Godzilla, Ultraman, Power Rangers, and more! The show will take place inside the popular and massively sized Industry City at the Tom Kane theater in building 5. Kaiju Brooklyn will feature plenty of kaiju toy vendors as well as kaiju artists selling prints and much much more along with a screening inside the complex at the end of the event.
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