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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS debuted on television in 1985, alongside a very successful toyline by Hasbro. The show was geared towards young females and featured a strong female lead along with mixed elements of science fiction, adventure, and romance. While it was a show geared towards young girls, the sci-fi elements and the music attracted young boys and young adults as well. JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS captured the spirit of the 80s with it's big hair and catchy melodies. As part of the weekday morning lineup along side shows like Transformers, it was a show the most kids did not miss before heading out to school.

ELPH Safety Bands

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Losing a child in a crowded place is every parent’s worst nightmare. For children too young to often know their full name, parent’s phone number and other key information, it can be the scariest moments of their life. Some of these stresses are now eliminated with the launch of the ELPH safety bandELPH is a new state of the art tech product designed by Gannett employees to ease the stresses of traveling with a child.

Exclusive New Digital Fingerprinting Program Safeguards Content from Piracy Tube Sites!

A few of my friends and I have attended conventions geared towards Adult Entertainment. And at these conventions you get to meet and occasionally talk to a lot of those in the Adult Entertainment Industry. Myself and Master Gio have made quite a few contacts and even friends in the industry. One subject that a lot of entertainers and producers find to be the most upsetting the preventing of piracy, or the inability to prevent it. 


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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #18
Story: Rob Davis & Lloyd Goldfine
Cover: Stjepan Sejic
Art: Pop Mhan
Colors: Mark Roberts

"The finale of “The Blood of Greyskull” is here! Darkness has taken over Eternia. He-Man is dead. Only one person can save the day – she is Adora. She is She-Ra!"

Assassin’s Creed® Unity Phantom Blade Now Available

On October 28, 2014 Ubisoft® announced that the Assassin’s Creed® Unity Phantom Blade, a wearable life-size collectible, is now available in stores and online for $59.99. Just in time for Halloween, the Phantom Blade comes equipped with a functional hidden blade, retractable crossbow and firing dart. The Phantom Blade is meticulously crafted from a design by McFarlane Toys and includes adjustable straps to fit most sizes. It is constructed out of thermoplastic and safety tested for actual use, age 17+. A replica of Arno’s signature weapon in Assassin’s Creed Unity, this is a must-have for Assassin’s Creed fans.

Lawrence Tabak: Author of "In Real Life"

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Lawrence Tabak is the author of the soon to be released Young Adult book "In Real Life". He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa and has since lived on both coasts before settling down not far from his roots in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Northwestern University for two years before transferring to the University of Iowa to focus on writing. Lawrence graduated with degrees in English and General Science and while hanging around Iowa City picked up an MA in English.

"In Real Life" by Lawrence Tabak Book Review

Tuttle Publishing

Release date: 11/11/2014

Soft Cover: 287 pgs

“In Real Life” by Lawrence Tabak it is a Young Adult fiction story about a young Kansas kid named Seth Gordon who has been gaming his whole life and hopes to make a career out of it and go pro. Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon knows exactly what he wants to do with his life—play video games. Every spare minute is devoted to honing his skills at Starfare, the world's most popular computer game. His goal: South Korea, where the top pros are rich and famous. But the best players train all day, while Seth has school and a job and divorced parents who agree on only one thing: "Get off that damn computer." Plus there's a new distraction named Hannah, an aspiring photographer who actually seems to understand his obsession. 

Review: University Games

At this years Toy Fair I had the pleasure of meeting representatives from University Games and they introduced to a slew of games that they were putting out. Out of the games I was able to get a quick demo on, there were three that caught my attention: "Man Bites Dog", "Dirty Words", and "Dumb Ass". These three caught my attention because they were geared towards more young adult audiences; these were games that adults could enjoy as well. I was lucky enough to get my hands on all 3 games and have some fun with them along with a few friends.

Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Alpacas at NYCC

After months of planning, pitching, and development, and with the help from Viz Media, Yes Anime is pleased to announce that their Tiger & Bunny Cosplay Alpaca Plushies are now officially licensed and are currently being mass produced. 

Parallel Man Issue 1 review

Parallel Man

Published by Future Dude Entertainment
Writers: Jeffery Morris & Fredrick Haugen
Penciler/Inker: Christopher Jones
Colorist: Zac Atkinson

During World War 2 research was being done into all areas of science and the occult as a means to gain the advantage and put an end to the war. On our earth, the United States came up with the atomic bomb as a means to the end. But what if on another earth, a parallel earth, the United States found a way to traverse through alternate universes to end their war. Parallel Man is about one such earth in which the United States does just that. Parallel Man is a 7-issue comic book mini-series, mobile device video game, deck-builder game, and animated short film. The story follows Commander Nick Morgan, an intelligence agent from an evil version of America in an alternate universe. His government, known as The Ascendancy, has attacked and enslaved eleven other Earths and has its sights set on our world as their next target.

The story kicks things off with our current President, Obama, being kidnapped in midair by unknown assailants and taken to a parallel earth and being introduced to a man who says he's our new leader. The show of force the Ascendancy shows and just the bravado to kidnap our President in mid-flight shows just the tip of how powerful they are. As the president it returned back to our earth, we are introduced to Nick Morgan who is searching something that warrants the attention of his fellow commandos and turns him into a fugitive. The chase scene from our earth to a few of the other parallel earths in this books are just as imaginative as it could be. The chase itself is just edge of your seat gripping and it takes up about the majority of the first issue. The tenacity of the Ascendancy Commandos in trying to catch one guy and what they are willing to do to people who stand in their way already tells me that there may be a lot of bodies dropping at their feet before our hero can change things.

The details in the people, vehicles, and objects is fantastic. The ability to show fear, anger, and even that hint of smugness in a character helps add to the story. The colors in this are nicely done, they really add to the mood of each panel. When we are introduced to our hero, Nick Morgan, we find him near lake where everything is just at peace. As he's by the lake we get introduced to his A.I. Companion as well as the not so friendly members of the Ascendancy Commandos.
The technology presented in the first issue is the stuff that you would sort of expect like flying vehicles, & laser blasters. The blasters in question form a big bubble that takes a clean chunk/hole out of whatever it hits. Members of the Ascendancy forces have their own A.I. Companions, the ability to jump to other parallel earths on their own, Environ-suits that adapt to any environmental conditions, and hover boots.

I kinda wish this wasn't a mini-series, just because the amount of parallel worlds that are possible for the writers to create and Christopher Jones to draw are almost limitless and could add to an already great story so far. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next 6 issues and how everything comes to an end for good or for evil. Parallel Man is definitely worth the pick up when it releases in October. If you to the Parallel Man website you can check out an animated short Infinite Pursuit, the coming soon mobile game World Jumper, and more. 

Salt Lake Comic Con Fights With San Diego Comic-Con International

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Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. On Aug. 20, 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con announced that they have hired the law firm of Maschoff Brennan to represent them in the lawsuit against San Diego Comic-Con International. Maschoff Brennan is a full-service intellectual property and complex litigation firm with off-the-charts technical experience, reliable service, and forward-thinking practices that allow it to handle the toughest IP cases. The firm specializes in enforcing or defending IP claims, and its litigation team has the experience and expertise needed to defend Salt Lake Comic Con's interests in the legal dispute with San Diego Comic-Con

The dispute in question refers to a cease and desist letter that, on July 25, 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International sent Salt Lake Comic Con asserting that the company cannot use the term "comic con" for any event, logo, trademark or website moving forward, further claiming ownership of all variations of the generic term "comic con." The cease and desist letter was followed by a lawsuit against Dan Farr Productions, LLC, Newspaper Agency Company, LLC, Daniel Farrand Bryan Brandenburg in the United States District Court, Southern District of California claiming trademark infringement and false designation of origin. 

"This is something had been going around since the end of SDCC this year. While it is true the term Comic Con was once synonymous with San Diego, the amount of other Comic Book based conventions coming onto the scene since the San Diego based Comic Con made its debut is both outstanding and important to the growth of the industry. Comic Con San Diego has been the mecca for comic book geeks, with comic cons representing their City/State San Diego Comic Con doesn't have a leg to stand on with this frivolous lawsuit. It has no choice but to fall in line and just call itself San Diego Comic Con or SDCC for short; much like New York Comic Con(NYCC), Boston Comic Con(BCC), Hartford Comic Con(HCC), and the plethora of others comic cons. While it may be the cool thing to be known as the first, it's the not the coolest thing to be the biggest bully or act like a 5yr old throwing a temper tantrum. Everyone in the industry and fans alike are grateful for what SDCC has done in terms of making rockstars out of the hardworking men and women in the comic book industry, but it doesn't give them the right to turn around try to impede other conventions from doing nothing but promote the industry as well". 
A number of media outlets have taken interest in the story and have written about it. The Associated Press has written two articles on the issue, the last one of which was published in more than 160,000 news outlets worldwide. In the court of public opinion, many media outlets have already declared Salt Lake Comic Con the winner. To review the letter, lawsuit, press articles and other details of the issue or supply supporting evidence, images and advice for this case click here for the Salt Lake Comic Con resource page
Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 is September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. In one year, Salt Lake Comic Con has already become the third largest Comic Con in the United States and is expected to draw more than 120,000 attendees at this year's event. To find out more about Salt Lake Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website.

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NSFW Snow White Parody Impresses Critics and Fans Alike

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Betrayal. Desire. Malevolence. And, of course…steamy sex! Legendary director Axel Braun and adult powerhouse Wicked Pictures proudly introduce a brand new genre in the X-rated Parody market: erotic fairy tales. Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Riley Steele in the titular role and jessica drake as the Evil Queen, "Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" is a sexy, dramatic take on the dark Brothers Grimm story that will change the way you remember fairy tales forever. 

KPOP NOW! Book Review

K-Pop NOW!: The Korean Music Revolution
By Mark James Russell
Tuttle Publishing
Release Date:  April 29, 2014

KPop Now! Is a great guide for those that are interested in K-Pop music and in helping to get to know the big names in that genre of music. For fans it’s getting to know their favorite artist or band just a bit more. Filled with great photos and insight into the world of K-Pop music, Mark James Russell does an excellent job making the reader understand what makes this music so unique and why we should all pay attention.

Mark James Russell has been living in Korea for quite a while; covering pop culture in Korea for many publications since 1996. A great highlight of this book is that he gives you a brief history of Korea as it pertains to music from the 1970s up until now. He also gives you a great lay of the land; naming landmarks, which streets to go to, where the major studios are located and just the feel of what Korea is like now. He describes K-Pop as a reflection of what Korea is; which is loud, bright, and energetic. It’s as if K-Pop is the soul or Korea.

He goes into how each group is formed; open auditions through the studio that are held once a year in Korea, as well as in other parts of Asia, Canada, and the US. It’s not all about dancing and singing, the studio executives are looking for those individuals that exceed the basic aspects of being in a band. Once candidates make it through the audition and are chosen, the training they endure is rigorous and almost endless. Certain studios have reality TV shows for their bands to show who will be the next group of stars or who will be the new band that will be coming up.  While it may be a process, he assures us that it by no means takes away from how unique each of their music is or how they perform or stand out as individuals in a band.

This is a great book for those that don’t know the K-Pop scene all that well and want to look into popular artist or even find new ones. For fans they will appreciate the enthusiasm and appreciation Mark James Russell has for the culture of K-Pop.

Review: Moe Manifesto

The Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
By Patrick W Galbraith
Published by Tuttle Publishing
Release Date: June 24, 2014

The Moe Manifesto is a collection of interviews conducted by Patrick Galbraith touching on the subject of Moe and its impact in culture of Japan and in the worlds of Anime, Manga, and Gaming. Each person interviewed that Galbraith interviewed is someone that has or is currently working in the industry. Some of his interviews have included those that are in the field of economics, psychiatry, and cultural studies.

ETHNIKOS Multicultural Toys

Toy designer Ajuma Ataguba has created a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with a funding goal of $50,000, so that she can launch her ETHNIKOS Collection. ETHNIKOS is a collection of educational and multi-cultural toys that were created with the hope of inspiring children to learn about the world, while giving them a golden educational opportunity. The team hopes to be able to deliver their first shipment of 250,000 toys in January 2015, with three more shipments following every few months throughout the year.

A big feature of this project is the "one million toys for one million kids" charity aspect. When asked how she came up this idea, Ataguba states: "I believe the ETHNIKOS Collection is for every child and not just for children whose parents can afford them." For this part of their venture, the company is partnering with several well-known charities. The donations will be channeled through these charities, with 25% of the donations going to children in Nigeria, 25% going to children in other parts of Africa, and 50% going to children around the world.

The ETHNIKOS Collection is an assortment of multicultural plush toys, an alphabet book and a book read play app starring characters such as 'Sunnieko the Sunflower'. "Each one shares stories about their origins, sing alphabet songs and nursery rhymes and teaches sociological messages. As children read and sing along, they get to learn more about the character beyond the Alphabets." the designer states. The target age range for these toys is ages 1-10. The ETHNIKOS toy collection teaches: literacy, rhymes, geography, diversity, animal facts, and good morals.

This collection promises to have a very positive impact in the lives of many children. However, for this to become a reality they are reaching out to the public through their crowdfunding campaign. The campaign started on July 21, 2014 and will close on September 7, 2014. As an added bonus to all of their funders the ETHNIKOS team is offering several perks. These perks, which serve as great funding incentives for supporters, range in value from a thank you, to various merchandise, toy collections, party packs, and much more. Full details about the campaign and ETHNIKOS toy collection can be found on their campaign page.

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'Batgirl' Gets A Brand New Look From A Brand New Creative Team

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In an interview with MTV.com; Writers Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher and newcomer artist Babs Tarr join together for a brand new adventure with my personal favorite Bat-family member Batgirl starting in Batgirl #35 in October. This also sees the departure of Gail Simone from Batgirl after having a fantastic run with the character since her New 52 incarnation. This doesn't mean Gail Simone is gone from DC, she will be announcing her new project with DC very soon.

According to the interview, the new creative team will be taking Barbara Gordon to a new part of Gotham City, following a fire at her current apartment. That area of Gotham can best be described as a gentrified area of the city; As a New Yorker it's the Williamsburg Brooklyn of Gotham. Along with a new neighborhood she will be getting a whole new costume as well, a more practical look. This change in scenery is coming off the cuff of having dealt with so much in her life; getting shot and paralyzed by joker, the breakup of her Bat-Family, the constant doom and gloom. So in this new story arc she's about had it with all that and wants to embrace her youth, the fact that she's a passionate young woman in an urban city. 

"Barbara allows herself to be immersed in youth culture for the first time, exploring the social side of life in Burnside" - Fletcher.

The new suit is one she makes herself hitting up various thrift shops throughout her new city. I guess in a way you could say she is doing her own cosplay interpretation of her own persona. The new suit definitely has a Yvonne Craig flair to it. To me is looks more like a suit that she would have made when she first started started to wear the mask. So it is in a sense true to her character. Barbara Gordon has always been the bright spot in the Bat-family. While Gail Simone's run gave her more of that dark brooding edge everyone in the family is known for, the new team puts her character in the spotlight both figuratively and literally as Batgirl won't be the bump that goes in the night anymore. 

"Unlike Batman or Batwoman, she no longer needs to stay in the shadows, and in fact learns to embrace the spotlight" -Stewart.

In the beginning of the New 52, Batgirl had a few of her own villains to deal with, and it seems that will continue to happen in this new story arc. "There will be a variety of new opponents for her to fight that arise from her new environment. Her first task is to deal with a sleazy internet blackmailer" -Stewart. It will be interesting to see what kind of villains they come up for Batgirl in this new arc. They are definitely moving away from the darker more lethal villains that Batman has. So we could villains that are closer to the Flash's rogues gallery, which are are closer to what kind of villains they might be looking to create. It will be weird to not have cameos from Dick Grayson, Batman or her dad Commissioner Gordon as they wish to to do a clean break from that part of her life. So with no support system it will be interesting to see how Batgirl handles herself all on her own. The stories will not be stand alone stories, they will be part of the DC continuity. So unlike the comic Ame-Comi Girls, Batgirl will show up if any major DC/Batman stories occur that require her to actually be a part of it.

For the entire interview check out MTV.com: http://www.mtv.com/news/1864359/batgirl-exclusive-dc-comics/

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Six Flags New England attends ConnectiCon 2014

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When: July 11, 12, & 13
Where: ConnectiCon (Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT)
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Book Expo America Book Con 2014

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On Thursday May 30 – Saturday May 31st, Book Expo and Book Con took place at the Jacob Javits Center. Book Expo America (BEA) is the trade show part of the show, while Book Con is more open for consumers. From Thursday to Friday it was strictly trade show, but Saturday was open to public. While it was open on Saturday to the public it was still separated on the show floor. Basically parts of the con were kept as BEA, while the rest of the it was Book Con. So if you weren't press, an author, publisher, etc then you were not going into the BEA section. I was lucky enough to get press, so it was weird and kind of cool at the same time because of the fact that in the BEA section it wasn't as crowded, you could actually stroll through that section without being shoulder to shoulder with everyone.

The Geek's Guide to Dating: Book Review

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The Geek's Guide to Dating
by: Eric Smith
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013

Eric Smith's The Geek's Guide to Dating isn't a typical or stereotypical dating book guide. This is the strategy guide to dating that geeks or non geeks alike can use. The book itself is as detailed as a World of Warcraft game, a symphony orchestral piece of music, or any sports playbook. 

Review: Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential

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Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls made a nation cool
Revised Edition with Flaps
By Brian Ashcraft with Shoko Ueda
Tuttle Publishing
Paperback: 208 Pages 
Release Date: May 13, 2014

"For years, Japanese schoolgirls have appeared in hugely-popular anime and manga series such as Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Blood: The Last Vampire. These girls are literally showing up everywhere—in movies, magazines, video games, advertising, and music. WIRED Magazine has kept an eye on the trends emerging from these stylish teens, following kick-ass schoolgirl characters in video games like Street Fighter and assassin schoolgirls in movies like Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. By talking to Japanese women, including former and current J-Pop idols, well-known actresses, models, writers, and artists—along with famous Japanese film directors, historians and marketers—authors Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda (who have both contributed to WIRED's "Japanese Schoolgirl Watch" columns) reveal the true story behind Japan's schoolgirl obsessions."

Review: Asa Akira Insatiable Porn - A Love Story

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If you are reading this book hoping to find a how-to guide for breaking into porn and being a great porn star then you should look elsewhere. Asa Akira: Insatiable Porn - A Love Story is one of the most honest and open hearted memoirs you will ever read.

MEGA Brands & Mattel present over $70,000 in donations to Autism Speaks Canada

Executive Director of Autism Speaks Canada, Jill Farber, (left) accepts a donation from Robert Goodwin, Executive Director of the Mattel Children's Foundation, and Bisma Ansari, Vice President of Marketing at MEGA Brands Inc., at the Montreal Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada fundraising event on May 25, 2014

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On May 27, 2014, Building on its longstanding support of Autism Awareness month, MEGA Brands, Inc., a member of the Mattel family of companies, donated a total of $72,000 to Autism Speaks Canada in Montreal. The donation, presented at the 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks event in Montreal, will help fund Autism treatment, education, research and advocacy throughout Canada. MEGA Brands was the Local Presenting Sponsor of Montreal's Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.


The latest DC Comics ARTFX+ Statue from Kotobukiya returns to the pages of the New 52 with a popular and colorful character, the GREEN ARROW!  Introduced all the way back in 1941, billionaire Oliver Queen was marooned on a deserted island and there learned to survive by the way of the bow.  Taking those skills back to civilization after being rescued, “Ollie” would take on the identity of Green Arrow and fight crime in Star City and Seattle, though his adventures with the Justice League would take him all around the world and beyond.  In the New 52 Green Arrow continues to defend the innocent as he investigates the truth of his past and what shaped him as a hero.


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A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The next new addition to the ARTFXJ lineup (a bold new expansion designed “to bring classic Japanese characters to their fans worldwide”) is possibly the most popular anime and manga property in the world right now, Attack on Titan!