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#VIDEO: Peggy Is Back In Action In Marvel One Shot - Agent Carter Clip

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Ready for Hayley Atwell to reprise her role of Agent Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger? You can see her return to action in the upcoming Marvel: One Shot, simply titled Agent Carter. What happened since we last saw Peggy? Here is a short teaser clip:


How will all this fit into Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Only time will tell. Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter will be featured on the upcoming Iron Man 3 Blu-ray.

--@MonstarPR

Available exclusively with Marvel's "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray on September 24 or on the "Iron Man 3" digital download September 3, "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" picks up one year after the events of the first Captain America film as Peggy Carter sets out to capture the mysterious Zodiac.

#NEWS: 13 Thor: The Dark World Pictures You Have To See!

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Countdown to Thor: The Dark World continues! Here are thirteen images from the upcoming movie directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. In these recently released images you can begin to see the scope of Asgard.

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#NEWS: Arrow Season 2 Poster Revealed!

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Arrow fans rejoice as the promo poster to season 2 has been unveiled. Striking a stoic pose is the emerald archer as well as his supporting cast.

Arrow Season 2 Promo Teaser Poster

If you missed Season One of Arrow, you are in luck as it comes to Blu-ray September 17th and can be purchased here via Amazon.

Arrow Season 2 starts October 8th, 2013
--@MonstarPR

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. He returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – and allies himself with former military man John Diggle (David Ramsey) and computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), while keeping his secret from those closest to him.

The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

#VIDEO: The Walking Dead Season 4 Sneak Peek!

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How about a short clip of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead? Yeah, it’s pretty short...about 40 seconds. So soak it in.



There you go. Season 4 of The Walking Dead starts October 13th, 2013.

And in case you missed it, Season 3 of The Walking Dead made’s its way on to Blu-ray yesterday in what is probably one of the best blu-ray packaging I have ever seen. Check it out here.

--@MonstarPR

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#EVENTS: Countdown to Powercon 2013 - Larry DiTillio Interview

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Only 2 1/2 weeks left until Powercon! It’s the annual celebration of all things He-man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra, Thundercats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Powercon will be taking place in Torrance, CA and will have several guests on hand from the aforementioned franchises. One such special guest is Larry DiTillio.

From the Powercon Website:
Larry DiTillio is an acclaimed writer for Filmation’s He-Man and She-Ra and the Mike Young Productions He-Man series. He was behind the naming of She-Ra, as well as the development of her origin, and also created many fan-favorite characters such as Granamyr and Shokoti.

Here is an interview with Larry from last year’s Powercon.

Powercon runs September, 14th & 15th. Ticket and other info can be found here.

--@MonstarPR

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#EBAY FIND: Mattel Flash Gordon Series Dr. Zarkov Unpunched MOC Figure!


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It’s not often you find an awesome collectible like this. Do you remember the Flash Gordon Filmation series of the late 70’s? I slightly do. Well, Mattel actually produced a line of figures from that animated series in 1979. One of which is Dr. Zarkov. Well, he is currently on ebay, but what makes this one so cool is that it is MOC (Mint On Card) and the card is Unpunched.


Flash Gordon Doctor Zarkov Mattel Action Figure 1979 copy

Gotta love the art on the card. Really fun stuff.

The only drag is the oversized price sticker that covers up some of that great art, but still a rarity to be sure. Bid on it here.

--@MonstarPR


#BLU-RAY: The Walking Dead Season 3 Collector’s Edition Features Floating Zombie Heads

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Fan of The Walking Dead? Then I probably don’t have to remind you that Season 3 makes its home video debut today. What you might not know is that there is a limited collector’s edition available from the fine folks at Anchor Bay.

Based on The Governor’s zombie head aquarium that was seen in the show, this 5-Disc Set is one of the most incredible home media presentations I have seen in awhile.

Five very horrific zombies heads can be placed inside a “fish tanks”, which can actually be filled with water! With a simple push of a button the tanks light up, making a perfect display piece for your zombie collection. As a matter of fact why don’t we take a look at this video:



The Walking Dead Season 3 limited collector’s edition blu-ray box set is available now and can be ordered from Amazon.
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The Walking Dead has a tradition of releasing their series sets in limited collector’s editions. Season One came with an awesome wearable zombie mask while Season Two made was housed inside a zombie head.

If you missed out on these, you can still get your hands on them to add to your horror collection.

The Walking Dead Season One - With Zombie Mask
The Walking Dead Season Two - Zombie Head

--@MonstarPR

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#NEWS: See The New Thor: The Dark World Character Posters!

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The marketing machine at Marvel is starting to stoke the fires on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe “Phase 2” film Thor: The Dark World. Newly released are two character posters from the film; one of Loki and one of the God of Thunder himself. Check out the posters:
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Thor: The Dark World is set to be released November 8th, 2013

--@MonstarPR

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Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, "Thor: The Dark World" is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel's classic super hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 in August, 1962.


#BLU-RAY: Man of Steel 3D Limited Collector’s Edition Available For Pre-Order From WBShop!


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How much did you like the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel? Ready to go all out and bring home the Limited Collector’s Edition? The WB Shop has made this exciting set available for pre-order and it is actually pretty super. 

Aside from containing the DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-ray and Digital Copy, this set comes with a nice display that looks like it houses your discs; a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand. Take a look at the picture above to see what you can expect.

Currently the Man of Steel 3D Limited Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order via the WBshop.com. Which is where I have already pre-ordered it. While the collector’s set is listed on Amazon, it’s not yet available for purchase from the site.

Also of note; the Man of Steel Blu-Ray includes the following special features:

· Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.

· Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.

· All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.

· Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”

· Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.

The Man of Steel streets on November 12, 2013.

--MonstarPR

#EVENTS: Upcoming Power-con Convention Exhibitor Space Sold Out!

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For you fans of He-man, She-ra, Masters of the Universe, Thundercats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have reason to rejoice, the annual celebration of all those properties, Power-Con, has sold out of exhibitor space. What does that mean for you? That there will be a lot of vendors, tables and exhibits taking place at the show. Power-con is taking place in Torrance, Ca on September, 14th and 15th.

Special guests at the show include creators, artists, talents (the voice of Skeletor Alan Oppenheimer will be there!) and more. A full list of guests and exhibitors can be found on the show’s website, as well as ticket info.

Power-con has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2011. Fan have been coming in from all over the globe to take part of this annual event and contributing to the show’s continued success.

Cosplay superstar Tanya Tate has been a regular attendee at the show and here is a video from the 2012 event:

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EBAY HORROR STORIES: My Godzilla Tale

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Ebay horror stories. We all have them. Personally, I have a few. This, my friends, is the latest one. It’s not the worst (I’ll tell you about that one another time) but it is the latest.

I love vintage toys. There is something about 70’s toys I really dig. The latest quest of mine has been the Mattel 1977 Godzilla.

Ebay, Ebay Horror Stories, MonstarPR, Horror Stories, Godzilla, Mattel, Action Figure, Bidding, Auction, Toho, Vintage, BiddingI remember seeing it in a Thifty’s store in San Pedro back in the day and for some reason I just didn’t pick it up when I have the chance. Regretted it ever since. It’s always been in the back of my mind this piece to my collection.

Godzilla was part of the Shogun Warriors line by Mattel. Released in the late 70s this figure stands almost 20 inches tall. A lever on the back of his head makes his “tongue”  stick out to recreate the look of him breathing fire. His fist even shoots off with the push of a button. So, as you can imagine, this would make an awesome part of anyone’s collection.

I have seen a few on eBay and finally decided to pull the trigger on one. After reading the description, I was satisfied with this one even though it had a few defects. The item description made note that the back lever was broken. Other than that, it seems alright:

“Plastic Godzilla toy is about 20in. tall. Body color is green. Yellow claws. Pressing button on right arm shoots right hand out. Launches fabulously. Behind the head is a lever when pushed down a plastic red flamed tongue sticks out. Lever is broke. Pretty descent shape to add to any Godzilla collection...”

After winning the auction at $90.99, I received the box about a week later. Excitedly, I took my item out of the box and stood him up. However, something was amiss.

Ebay, Ebay Horror Stories, MonstarPR, Horror Stories, Godzilla, Mattel, Action Figure, Bidding, Auction, Toho, Vintage, BiddingGodzilla did not stand flat. It seems that some of the wheels underneath his feet were missing. This was news to me. There were also several screws missing around his neck  that hold his head in place. “It’s not the end of the world,” I thought. But it did get me that the seller was not being completely honest in their description. They did mention the broken lever in his back but how could they miss that when standing, Godzilla stood kind of awkward.

Had I known, I may have looked at other options in a similar price range. Who knows, I may have went ahead with this one anyway. But, I would have liked at least had the opportunity to make that decision.

I reached out to the seller as you can see in the screen grab below. I didn’t necessarily want to return the figure because I know return the figure I would get jacked on the shipping. So I thought they may play fair and due to their own item listing discrepancy they may refund me a few bucks back.

Here is my email to them:
"Hello I received the Godzilla in the mail and have some concern. Three out of the four sets of wheels are missing. This was not noted in the description. It is very noticeable as the figure does not stand flat. How do you suggest we solve this. Thank you. "

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"This was described and pictured and nobody asked any questions on it...it was listed as described and it was a no return item...any questions?"

Yes it was described and yes it was pictured but lazily and not completely. Having read this became off as very asshole-ish. There was no “Hey, maybe it was my mistake” nothing even apologetic about selling me an item with an unlisted defect. Just pretty much a “fuck you.”  Especially the douchebag part here “it was a no return item...any questions?” ...Whoa.

As a matter of fact, I did have a question. I wrote back:
"Yes, can you please point out on the listing that stated or showed that the wheels were missing. "

Now, here’s where everything is kind of messed up. Ebay is not going to help me one damn bit. I have been through this before with another seller and even though they sent me some busted, broke items, all ebay will do is say “Hey return it and refund your money upon delivery confirmation that they received it back.”

Ebay Horror Stories Godzilla 02 copyFrom ebay: “If your case qualifies and is eligible for eBay Buyer Protection, eBay will refund your full purchase price plus original shipping.” So... I will be out the money for shipping it back? Now this goes back to my mentioning that the schedule is nearly 20 inches. If you have ever shipped something the size you know it cost a few bucks. So now I’m put in the position of having to be out money because this person didn’t entirely list the facts about the item that they were selling.

It is a lose lose situation.

Am I being petty? Maybe. But, I mean, you want to get what you paid for. Why should you get any less than what you have given your hard-earned money for.

So at the end of the day the seller, “hotfinds4you,” kind of fucked me over. Now, I could leave negative feedback for him but of course this person would be apt to write some shit on my profile just to get back at me. And all be doing is hurting my own reputation on eBay.

So there you go. Now the real question? Do you know anybody who has some spare wheels for 1977 Mattel Godzilla figure?
@MonstarPR

VIDEO: TANYA TATE™ Reviews Masters of The Universe Disco Skeletor POP Vinyl Figure

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Hello Heroes!

Straight from the San Diego Comic Con is the exclusive “Disco” Skeletor Funko POP vinyl figure. I originally didn’t know too much about this vinyl figure, aside from the brilliant colours, but when I read up on the origins of this variant, I fell in love. I think it’s awesomely fun.

Like I mentioned this was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive figure and I was very lucky to get ahold of one as the Funko booth was the hot spot of the convention and so many fans were there that by the end of every day, the shelves were empty.

Let’s have a look at my review of Disco Skeletor from the Masters of the Universe series.



What did you think of the review? Let me know by following me on Twitter or you can leave a comment here or on Youtube.

Tanya Tate


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VIDEO: Have You Seen The New Thor: The Dark World Trailer?

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The new trailer for the upcoming Thor movie, Thor: The Dark World has hit the internet. Directed by Alan Taylor, the second installment of the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase 2 sees the God of Thunder’s return to Midgard following The Avengers. The 2 minute 25 second trailer is packed with familiar faces, and even notes that the events of The Avengers were not forgotten.

Here is the trailer:



Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World," in theaters November 8, 2013, continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Thor: The Dark World is set to be released in theaters on November 8, 2013. Thor is available now on blu-ray.

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VIDEO: TANYA TATE™ Reviews Game of Thrones Headless Ned Stark POP! Vinyl Figure

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Hello Heroes!

Well, here it is one of the most exciting San Diego Comic Con exclusives for all you Game of Thrones fans; the Headless Ned Stark! Oh my. When I first reviewed the regular Ned Stark from Wave One of the Game of Thrones Pop vinyl series, I received a lot of tweets asking “Is there a headless one???” I think most people were making a joke, but Funko wasn’t. They dropped this incredible figure at SDCC and I was able to acquire one. Let’s have a look at Headless Ned Stark shall we?



Wow. If you are a collector of Game of Thrones, especially the POP vinyl series from Funko, Headless Ned really is a must-have. I’m really thrilled with it.

Let me know what you think! Are you going to add Headless Ned Stark to your collection? Post a comment below!

Stay Super
@TanyaTate

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