First Buzz: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition

What: 2017 Historic Autographs Fame & Photo Edition
Arrives: Oct. 25
Box basics: One autographed 8-by-10 photo per pack (20 packs per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Historic Autographs takes to Hollywood with this release that includes big names from Hollywood — you know, ones found in the tabloids and elsewhere.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 7)

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: Cody Bellinger’s RC arrival, anticipating Allen & Ginter, Ultimate hockey, Dak Prescott’s alleged autopens, Bob Dylan, the National & more.

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Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini Golden Age wax 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.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: 
$29.99
The cost then: $72

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Gallery: Sideshow’s high-end figures must be seen to be believed

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Sometimes you just get sidetracked by an email.

That was the case Friday morning when the latest images from Sideshow Toys spotlighting its newest (and some past) Premium Format figures arrived in Buzz’s inbox.

They’re premium in size — in the case of Deadpool here 24 inches tall and 14 pounds — and premium in price. But, most importantly, they’re premium in appeal as they are ridiculously detailed in their varying forms.

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

Doctor-StrangeWhat: 2016 Upper Deck Marvel’s Doctor Strange trading cards
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.

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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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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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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday — check out this year’s books here

STK699301The first Saturday in may is a holiday for comic book collectors as it’s Free Comic Book Day.

A total of 50 books from nearly that many publishers have been created specifically for the day — and they can only initially be had by making a visit to a participating shop.

“We have an incredible selection of Silver comics for fans for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the event than with such a diverse range of titles for readers of all ages,” said FCBD Marketing Director Dan Manser. “Free Comic Book Day is such an important day for celebrating fans and their local comic shops, as well as introducing new readers to comics. Our Silver-level supporters have really helped make this year special with such an interesting selection of titles.”

A dozen of the books are from Gold-level sponsors of the event, and you can see a gallery and list of all 50 books … if you keep reading.

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Funko Pop! Preview Gallery: A sampling of what’s coming soon …

jpeg-17Collectors of Funko Pop! figures will have several new figures on the way in February and beyond as the Lynnwood, Wash.-based company continues to expand its lineups.

Among the figures to come are characters from the Battlestar Galactica TV series, Independence Day, Clueless, a new wave of WWE characters and a deep Harry Potter roster.

Keep reading to check out our gallery.

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First Buzz: 2016 Upper Deck Captain America: Civil War trading cards

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What:
 2016 Upper Deck Captain America: Civil War trading cards
Arrives: May 2016
Box basics: one sketch, auto or premium insert card and two memorabilia cards per 10-pack box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The next Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War gets documented on cardboard with a full array of inserts and hits.

Keep reading for more.

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