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 ...

So 20 years go way back when in 1994 - when I was a boy of no older than 5 - a show we all know and love ever so dearly that we people literally memorise the lines to it came out. I'm of course talking about Friends. It had a ten season run and became one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. Yet people forget there were other great shows that came out the same year that just don't (and probably won't ever) get the same recognition. Out of the literally dozens of shows that came out that year I've narrowed the list down to ones I actually watched as a boy of 5 so unsurprisingly there's a lot of cartoons. However these cartoons are so much better than what we get today and I have to ...

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 ...

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 ...