The Pros and Cons of Asia Pop Comicon Manila

I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie …

10 Astonishing Things About The Ant-Man Movie

Ant-Man training

Before we begin, let me just tell you that there will be SPOILERS here. Cool? Cool. With probably the most ridiculous superhero concept to ever hit the big screen and the shocking departure of director Edgar Wright (he was replaced by Peyton Reed, the esteemed director of the modern classic Bring It On), it was easy to assume that Ant-Man would …

Behold! The All-New All-Different Marvel Universe!

All-New All-Different Marvel - All-New All-Different Avengers #1

In October, the Marvel Universe will somehow emerge from Secret Wars as an all-new all-different Marvel Universe. We’re going to get 45 new #1 comic book issues that will feature both relaunched and brand new titles. Here’s a full list of all 45 titles including their creative teams and my all-important (no, not really) thoughts on this all-new yet still very familiar …

Flocked Aswang Pop! Will Terrorize Philippine Toycon 2015

Funko Pop! Flocked Aswang Philippine ToyCon 2015 Exclusive Glam Shot

If you grew up in the Philippines, chances are you used to fear the darkness because of tales of the Aswang, the stuff of nightmares among Filipino children and adults for centuries. There was even a time in the ’90s when the news was filled with stories of alleged victims of this dreaded mythological creature. The regular black outs at the time didn’t …

Welcome to the Marvel Collector Corps!

Marvel Collector Corps Hulkbuster

When the Marvel Collector Corps geek box subscription service was announced back in January 2015, everyone lost their minds. One of the currently most popular names in collectibles, Funko, and pop culture giant Marvel have joined forces to deliver a subscription service just in time for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Everyone was excited and rightfully so because …

Avengers: Age of Ultron – The First True Superhero Comic Book Movie (SPOILERS!)

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Ultron

I had to watch the movie twice before I could write this Avengers: Age of Ultron review. I was too distracted the first time to absorb everything. It wasn’t the loud kid who kept shouting the name of every character he recognizes. It wasn’t the dude mansplaining EVERYTHING to his girlfriend who probably didn’t care about who actually created Ultron …

Meet Block Haul, the Surprise Box Service for Filipino Geeks and Gamers

Block Haul

Subscription services for geeks are all the rage right now with Loot Crate ruling the roost and newcomer Marvel Collector Corps joining the fray. There’s one huge problem with these services, though — they don’t ship directly to the Philippines (although rumors say Collector Corps will be available locally soon). It’s only a matter of time before a local geek …

Funko and Marvel Want YOU to Join the Collector Corps

Marvel Collector Corps Box

Funko has teamed up with Marvel to launch a geek subscription box service called Marvel Collector Corps. Basically, it’s Loot Crate done Marvel style!   Funko, Marvel, and Carnage want YOU for the Collector Corps! Each box includes exclusive Marvel collectibles, apparel, and accessories. These items will be from all parts of the Marvel Universe from the comics to the Marvel …

New Pops Roundup – Gold Spongebob, a Mouse in a Glass Shoe, and More

Funko Pop Spongebob Squarepants Gold

Here we are again looking forward to upcoming releases from Funko’s super popular vinyl figure line. Last time, we checked out Groots, a mobile drug lab, and feelings. We also took a look at Avengers 2 Pops along with other Funko Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise. Now let’s take a peek at upcoming Pops of golden sponges, assassins, and mice in …