Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: The New Mutants (opens April 13)


The first trailer for The New Mutants has arrived in advance of its arrival in April, and it’s pretty clear that this one won’t be spawning from the latter days of the 100-issue series that evolved into a full-on super-team called X-Force.

This one’s going to be darker — apparently with a lot less spandex — taking on a horror-film feel while introducing fans to a whole new crop of mutants known relatively well from the comic books.

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With Gambit film a go, you might need a certain X-Men issue soon

Hollywood news can have an impact on the collectibles world and comic book movies are the perfect example of what an influx of mainstream pop culture focus can do.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum is a go for Valentine’s Day 2019, bringing the card-throwing, slick-talking member of the X-Men to the screen solo for the first time.

Just like Deadpool, certain characters pick up steam with fans and news like this prompts added interest in first appearances of the characters and the one-of-a-kind original comic art that helped bring those books to life. A movie with Tatum in the main role? With apologies to Yogi Berra, it could be déjà vu all over again.

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Newest POPTATERS take on ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in fun way

If you’ve been to a toy store lately, you might have seen one of a couple of new items that are throwbacks on the play front with some fun nods to pop culture that just might make them worthy for your collection.

They’re called POPTATERS made by PPW Toys and the newest releases are for a pair of famous science fiction franchises meeting the Mr. Potato Head galaxy for the first time.

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Could Jada Toys’ Nano Metalfigs be a super-cheap collectible hit?

Simplicity, portability, affordability and the chase.

This collector found himself in the toy aisle of a chain store this week and noticed something relatively new that hadn’t caught my attention before. At a glance I was interested and instantly found myself scouring the pegs for something that ended up not being there.

It was a section of Jada Toys‘ new Nano Metalfigs that are available for a few different realms — DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney/Pixar, Street Fighter, Harry Potter — and they’re tiny metal sculptures that come in packages just like the big kids’ toys but they don’t come with a big price.

They’ve probably been around for some collectible genres I don’t watch all that closely, but the first wave of the new WWE figures caught my eye simply because they were so small … and so cheap.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 29)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Signed comics, big pulls, character collectors, non-rookie Rookie Cards, mainstream media card coverage & more.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 28)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls from the card world, big concerns in comic world & more.

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Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2 hardcover book coming this fall

It’s a simple idea — a comic book take on an iconic album cover — and it’s going straight outta comics to the bookshelf once again this fall.

Set to drop in September is Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 2, a hardcover collection of past variant comic book covers all in one place. It’s a virtual visual checklist of sorts for comics that are slightly tougher finds with nods to pop culture that give them some extra appeal beyond the comic shop.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1992 Impel The Uncanny X-Men box (Hour 4)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 4.

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The cost:
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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – Spider-Man: Homecoming (opens July 7)

The newest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has arrived in advance of its arrival on July 7 and it gives us a new look at the new villains, the new actor in the lead role and some new friends and relatives as the franchise returns home to Marvel Studios. 

Oh, and there’s Iron Man, too.

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Original comic art for Logan star’s debut hits auction block soon

The newest small star of the big screen world that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a big deal once again very soon on the auction block.

How?

The original art used for the first comic book appearance of Laura Kinney, aka X-23, will be hitting the open market next month via Heritage Auctions.

X-23 is the new star played by Dafne Keen alongside Hugh Jackman in Logan, which has raked its way to more than $104 million at the box office in the United States alone since its release less than one week ago. (It’s up to $295 million world-wide.)

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Weekend Update: Check out 10 top items on The Buzz this week

It was a busy one on The Buzz this past week. Here are 10 stories worth a look if you missed out. Check ’em out & hit the subscribe button at right if you want email updates.

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Heritage is King …
This past week’s big winner was the arrival of 2017 Topps Heritage, which took us all back to 1968. Here’s our catch-all gallery of short-printed variations and big hits — and there’s a checklist found in there, too.

Keep reading for more …

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (opens May 5)

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The final trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has arrived in advance of its arrival on May 5 and it appears that there’s a potential family twist in the tale of Star-Lord.

It can’t be that obvious of a spoiler, can it?

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Spider-Man’s debut commands big cash via Heritage Auctions + gallery of original art still up for grabs

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A high-grade copy of an iconic comic book has commanded an impressive sum on the auction block.

It’s one of only 11 copies of Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which is the first appearance of Spider-Man, and it sold for six figures via Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday night.

How much?

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 28)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big Star Wars pulls, NFL Draft re-do, a Tom Brady question … and questionable Tom Brady cards?

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Logan (opens March 3)

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The final trailer for Logan has arrived in advance of its arrival on March 3 and it appears that the latest movie in the X-Men/Wolverine franchise will carry a darker and more violent tone despite having one of its main characters being just 11 years old.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 18)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls, The Big Hurt’s big-name autograph, impressive art & more.

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NBA veteran Jeremy Lin stars with The Totally Awesome Hulk

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If you’re a Jeremy Lin collector, you might need to find a comic book shop.

The Brooklyn Nets’ point guard from Harvard makes his second appearance in a Marvel Comics release that arrives in shops today. It’s issue 14 of The Totally Awesome Hulk.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Jan. 9)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big football pulls, Giannis, caution on Marvel variants, Walmart MLB exclusives, Kris Bryant’s Chrome values and much more.

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Funko readies massive wave of toys for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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It’s going to be a blockbuster and Funko has the toys to prove it.

The Everett, Wash.-based company unleashed its plans for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 toys on Wednesday with 40 different items across six brands for fans to chase beginning in February.

The follow-up to Guardians, which made $333 million at the box office world-wide, is set to arrive on May 5.

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Marvel’s U.S.Avengers arrives with a cover for every state — and beyond

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It’s one part gimmick and one part patriotic but the arrival of a new comic book series and team from Marvel on Wednesday should be big — and a big challenge for those who decide to collect them all.

It’s U.S.Avengers and the first issue arrives with a variant cover for every state as well as a few more covers that all spotlight an individual star from the Marvel Universe.

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Free Comic Book Day freebies will include Spider-Man, The Legend of Zelda, Star Trek & plenty more

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Free Comic Book Day is still a few months away but it’s never to soon to see what the SWAG will include.

187696_1039353_14A dozen free issues made for the hobby-shop holiday were revealed by its organizers on Monday with titles from Marvel and DC a bit more secretive than others, which include books from Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, BOOM! Studios, ONI Press, Titan Comics, Valiant Entertainment and Viz Media.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote: Baywatch (opens May 19) + check out even more upcoming trailers here

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The first trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s Baywatch reboot has arrived in advance of its arrival on May 19, giving the world a new take — an R-rated comedy — at the life-saving crew that included C.J. Parker, Mitch Buchanan and Stephanie Holden.

Oh, and we’re sure we’ll get another character — The Hoff — with a cameo, too.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think after the jump.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Dec. 5)

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The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Big pulls in cards, big grades in comics, WWE’s female stars and “My first Blowout Mailday.”

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First Buzz: 2017 Upper Deck Marvel Annual trading cards

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What: 2017 Upper Deck Marvel Annual trading cards
Arrives: February (and also on e-Pack).
Box basics: One patch, sketch, plexi-sketch or premium insert per 20-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The year in Marvel Comics gets a review in Annual the first planned look back at the year in books that Upper Deck has penciled into its comicard lineup.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery.

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Thomas Fish adds comic book & horror memorabilia to collection

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She’s one of the comic book world’s biggest icons and a ferocious superheroine vampire — and her first story ever published back in 1969 is now in the hands of one of the world’s biggest comic art collectors.

vampirella-coverShe’s Vampirella and the original art — the complete seven-page story — from Vampirella No. 1 is in the hands of Thomas Fish, the owner of BlowoutCards.com. The artwork previously sold in May 2009 after it had been in the collection of its creator, Forrest J. Ackerman all these years.

“During the last comic art con in Secaucus, N.J., I had an opportunity to meet the previous owner and discuss this historic first appearance piece of comic book and horror memorabilia,” Fish said. “After some negotiation, we were able to come to a deal we were both happy with and the artwork is now part of my collection.”

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Conan The Barbarian & Red Sonja could carve way into your collection

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A pair of iconic comic book characters also known from a pair of 1980s sword-and-sorcery films are making their way to toy aisles next month thanks to the Funko Pop! line.

They are Conan The Barbarian and Red Sonja. 

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First Buzz: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems trading cards

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Arrives: November (and also on e-Pack).
Box basics: One Gem-Balaya, Diamond Mine, Original Art Sketch or Diamond Cuts card per box (20 boxes per case via two inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Marvel release from Upper Deck includes a small mix of potent cardboard focusing on the women of the Marvel Universe — some with diamonds embedded into the cards.

Keep reading for more as well as a gallery.

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First Buzz: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel’s Doctor Strange trading cards

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Arrives: Oct. 26
Box basics: One sketch, autograph or “premium insert” card and two memorabilia cards per seven-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Marvel movie gets a premium card treatment where every pack includes a one-card “hit” of some type for the film that Marvel hopes will be a new hit franchise. This is also a brand that also will be released as an e-Pack product.

Keep reading for more.

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Funko readies dozens of exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con is almost here and the crew at Funko has prepared more than 70 different toys, T-shirts and more that will only initially be available at the show this week.

There will be pieces from Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Disney, The Walking Dead and so much more in the company’s Pop! line, Dorbz and, well, so much more.

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Upper Deck Gallery readies pair of prints, artist appearance for SDCC

2016-Comic-Con-Upper-Deck-Gallery-Marvel-Hall-D-Premium-PosterThe Upper Deck Gallery will be at San Diego Comic-Con next week and it will have a pair of prints as well as an artist appearance for those who are Marvel-inclined.

The group image with an SDCC focus featuring Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy and more seen above is $85 and will be available throughout the show while supplies last.

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Gallery: 2016 Marvel Masterpieces featuring art by Joe Jusko + checklist

Jusko6When the newest chapter of the Marvel Masterpieces universe arrives from Upper Deck tomorrow, there will be plenty of art from Joe Jusko, the creator who brought the 1992 release to life.

In fact, it will all be from Jusko.

That’s a fitting way to revive the brand, which has been on the shelf for nearly a decade, and the artist has been busy teasing images of what’s to come.

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Buzz Collector Profile: Eric Biunno

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Also known as: Cyber Warrior on Blowout
Email: cyberwarrior2099@gmail.com
Location: New York
Work away from comics: Owner/operator medical transporter service
Collecting since: 2002

Main focuses: J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes & Artgerm comics, Sideshow Premium Format statues.

BuzzProfiles-LogoFavorite artists/publishers: J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes & Artgerm and Marvel, DC, Image

Current collecting projects: Hard to find Campbell variants.

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Gallery: Funko Pop! toys coming to a store near you in coming months

2016-funko-pop!-coming-soon-6Beginning this month, Funko has several waves of new Pop! vinyl figures coming for some big franchises in film and TV from the past and the present.

The new Ghostbusters, Aliens, Flash Gordon, Mean Girls, Willy Wonka, DragonBallZ, Through the Looking Glass and Harry Potter are just some of the properties with figures coming between now and August.

Oh, and it’s also got the likes of UFC stars Ronda Rousey and Connor McGregor on the way along with the fighters in the political world — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — scheduled to become toys, too.

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Buzz Movie Trailer Vote – X-Men: Apocalypse (opens May 27)

X-men-apocalypseThe final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived today in advance of its arrival on May 27.

Check out the new trailer — and tell us what you think — after the jump.

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First Buzz: 2016 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards

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Arrives: June 29
Box basics: one sketch per 12-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The Marvel Masterpieces brand is back with a featured artist — Joe Jusko — and an array of insert cards and buybacks that make the small box feel like something big.

Keep reading for more — and a gallery of images.

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