Collectors Corps

Recently in an effort to capitalise on the rise in popularity of geek mystery boxes like Loot Crate and Nerd Block, Marvel decided to launch their own version; Marvel Collector Corps. Unlike other boxes Marvel have been able to secure a deal with Funko and their ever popular figures which means that each box will have an exclusive figure in every box along with a load of other exclusive items. This all adds up to a value of $50 for every box and only costing the users $25. This cost however doesn't account for international shipping which means the cost benefit for international users is a bit lower. So with this in mind and the fact that I was already spending on Loot Crate left me a bit dubious when it was originally announced pre-age of ultron. But after seeing ...

Spiderman

When someone mentions the name Spiderman in conversation they are usually referring to Peter Parker; the character originally created by Stan Lee. I however am referring to a lesser known one in Miles Morales. Miles Morales is a character of Black Hispanic descent who possesses powers similar to those of Peter Parker after a bite from a genetically engineered spider. He appeared in the Ultimate Marvel continuity after the death of Peter Parker. The introduction of a non-white Spiderman was inspired by President Barack Obama and actor Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) after his campaign to be The Amazing Spiderman. I can clearly remember the fallout from his creation and I was actually shocked that people were so disgruntled at the idea. It's very much like what's been seen from the revelation of a female being the new Thor or ...

Cosplay

I took a short break from blogging as I needed one and had a busy/hungover week last week. But I'm back now, so this post will continue my recap of LFCC 2014 with my take on the Cosplay that was on display over the weekend. What is Cosplay So what exactly is cosplay you might be wondering. Well it is a Japanese portmanteau that is short for "Costume Play". Cosplay in my understanding is equal parts performance art and role play of characters from films, TV shows, manga, anime, comics and video games. Some buy their costumes while others choose to build them. This kind of splits the idea of what a cosplayer is into two separate but connected subcultures wherein there are cosplayers (those who dress up and role play) and costumers (who build the costumes and might ...

London Film and Comic Con

Thought I'd do a small update on London Film and Comic Con which is approximately a month away now. For those of you who follow me or know me you will know that I will be cosplaying when I go. This will be the first time ever that I'll be cosplaying so I'm looking forward to it. I've decided to jump in at the deep end and create two full costumes for the event, which I will wear over the 3 days. I will try to take as many pictures as possible during the builds so that I can do a post after the event for those wanting to know how they can create their own versions of what I'll be going as. For those wondering what I'll be going as; one costume will be the Miles Morales version of ...