Forever Collectibles

12 Dec 18
Breegull Beak Reviews

Summary: A Witch kidnaps a little bear girl to make herself sexy, so it’s up to her brother and his pet bird to rescue her with the help of a near sighted mole and a skull faced shaman. It really is quite absurd, the adventures of a bear and bird. It’s Banjo Kazooie and I’m reviewing […]

12 Dec 18
Sound Books

Children’s Entertainment Distribution company APC Kids Appoints Toy Plus (Far East) as Global Toy Partner for Kid-E-Cats The Hong-Kong based company is developing a toy range spanning plush, collectibles, figurines and playsets targeted at preschool children. The first product samples will be presented at Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair in January 2019, with global […]

12 Dec 18
Breegull Beak Reviews

Summary: Two years after Banjo and Kazooie defeated Grunty, her sisters come to set her skeletal corpse free. Seeking to drain the life force from the land to give herself a new body, the bear and bird set out on an adventure across the Isle o’ Hags to stop the witch once again.

What follows after the break while organized is probably a jumbled mess. This review was written over several weeks in short bursts and as a result I may not get to something I said I would or in other cases I might repeat or contradict myself.

12 Dec 18
DCCollectors

The fine folks at FOCO are releasing a couple of new Aquaman-themed Eekeez just in time for the upcoming Aquaman movie! The two new Eekeez are Aquaman and Black Manta, and both should be in stores towards the end of January 2019. Check out all the details about the upcoming pieces below! From Forever Collectibles. Who […]

12 Dec 18

New Releases For 1/4/2017 Go to comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you! PREMIER PUBLISHERS BOOM! STUDIOS NOV161284 ADVENTURE TIME #60 (C: 1-0-0) $3.99 NOV161285 ADVENTURE TIME #60 SUBSCRIPTION LE CVR (C: 1-0-0) $3.99 NOV161253 BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #4 SUBSCRIPTION MAS $3.99 NOV161252 BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #4 […]

11 Dec 18
HEYDOYOU lifestyle blog

When you see Bokksu in the title, I believe you don’t feel strange of this name. I wrote an article in the summer to talk about this amazing real Japanese snack subscription. The first time I opened the box of Bokksu, I was totally amazed by how many snacks they have, and all of them […]

11 Dec 18
The Millionth Game Blog on the Internet

Thronebreaker is essentially a Witcher side-story in visual novel form. It’s a very well-told one, with beautiful presentation and meaningful reactivity. In this respect, it deserves to be called a Witcher game as much as any other. Its characters are sympathetic, and without exception, voiced by talented and well-cast actors. The art, from the cards […]

11 Dec 18
THE EXCLU COLLECTIVE

Hot Toys have recently unveiled pictures of the unmasked head sculpt for their upcoming  Killmonger figure based on the Black Panther movie. The likeness to actor Michael B Jordan who portrayed Erik Killmonger in the movie is well captured based on these pictures of the Killmonger figure. Congratulations! Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has scored the […]

11 Dec 18
SCNG
A local toy collector has gotten his hands on an emblem of not-so-long-ago memorabilia — an iconic Toys R Us sign. The colorful marquee was installed atop George Samayoa’s shop in downtown Pomona much to the delight of some residents. Samayoa, owner of En-Force Collectibles, hoisted the 4-foot-tall letters Friday. They came from the West Covina location after the company went out of business this year and liquidated its assets. “They were selling everything, even the racks,” he said Monday afternoon. #gallery-1472676-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1472676-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1472676-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1472676-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Owner George Samayoa poses with some of the Toys R Us memorabilia he acquired in his store En-Force Collectibles in Pomona on Monday, December 10, 2018. Samayoa has installed one of the iconic Toys R Us signs outside his shop in Antique Row. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Owner George Samayoa talks about the long line of kids who recently waited to ride this Geoffrey Giraffe ride inside his store En-Force Collectibles in Pomona on Monday, December 10, 2018. Samayoa has installed one of the iconic Toys R Us signs outside his shop in Antique Row. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Owner George Samayoa shows some of the Toys R Us shopping bags he now has at his store En-Force Collectibles in Pomona on Monday, December 10, 2018. Samayoa has installed one of the iconic Toys R Us signs outside his shop in Antique Row. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) A Toys R Us welcome sign is seen inside En-Force Collectibles in Pomona on Monday, December 10, 2018. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Owner George Samayoa walks back into his store En-Force Collectibles in Pomona on Monday, December 10, 2018. Samayoa has installed one of the iconic Toys R Us signs outside his shop in Antique Row. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) It was a friend of his brother’s who originally procured the sign and then sold it to Samayoa’s brother, who sold in turn sold it to him. “I wasn’t really thinking about it because I thought it would be expensive,” he said, referring to buying the sign straight from the going-out-of-business sale. “It was. Not so much the sign, but you have to rent a crane and you have to get an electrician to pluck them out.” In all, his brother spent $3,000. He estimates the sign is not much older than 10 years old. Throughout Monday afternoon, the shop’s sign in the Antique Row part of downtown drew attention from both those walking and driving by. Martha Ortiz has a booth over at Persnickety Antiquity antique store and was on her way there when she noticed the familiar letters and the backward “R.” She had to do a double take. After getting over her initial excitement, she pulled out her cellphone and snapped a photo. “It’s out of this world, do we get to keep it? It’s really awesome,” she said, admiring the sign. “Toys R Us has been with us forever — it’s part of us. Toys are us.” On the Facebook group “Citizens for a Better Pomona,” where a photo of the sign was first shared, someone joked they almost walked in to use an old gift card. Among those passing by Monday was Marcos Villa, who works nearby at Western University of Health Sciences. He was on his lunch break when he came across the sign. “It fits pretty well with all the vintage and antique stuff we’ve got going on,” he said. “It definitely caught my eye – I’m sure its gonna be an Instagram moment for a lot of people.” That was exactly what Samayoa had intended. He’s not only trying to pay tribute to the toy store but also trying to stay relevant. He’s been in the 269 E. Second St. shop for 3 1/2 years, and prior to that he rented a space across the street for a decade before it closed. He also had a booth inside Frank & Son Collectible Show in the City of Industry for 20 years. Samayoa’s not sure if he needed a permit to put them up, he acknowledged. Each letter weighs about 25 pounds. “They’re reinforced and they’ll stay there for a while — if they let me,” he said. “If they tell me to take it down, it’s easy to take down.” But if he had his druthers, “I’d rather keep it there.” So as to not confuse anyone, and to satisfy any lingering legal concern the defunct company could have, Samayoa put up a sign: “This is not a Toys R Us store, we are simply paying tribute to our alma mater: the greatest toy store in history! In no way, shape or form are we knowingly infringing the trademark name or company in question.” If forced to bring it down, Samayoa said he’s move it inside his shop. He’d also consider selling it, if the price is right. Inside, his store is a mashup of bygone businesses: He has a checkout sign from a K-mart, the front counter and some shelves are from Radio Shack. It’s brimming from floor to ceiling with collectibles but mainly from “Star Wars” items from 1977 to present and Hot Wheels dating back to 1968. Samayoa said he also buys large storefront items at conventions. The marquee isn’t the only thing he bought from the iconic toy store. He picked up plastic bags – which he uses when customers buy the other Toys R Us items – a Geoffrey the Giraffe plush doll and wrapping paper. There’s also a light-up “Welcome” sign found at the main entrance of the store. The other key purchase is a working coin-operated Geoffrey the Giraffe ride which he bought from someone in Sacramento. It’s already been sold, but the owner won’t be picking it up until January, he said. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links Toys R Us will close or sell all U.S. stores Founding member of musical group War named grand marshal of Pomona Christmas Parade Found: Ye olde sign for Lord Charley’s pub [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] The ride was the main attraction this past weekend during the annual Pomona Christmas Parade. Samayoa opened his shop and didn’t charge anyone to use it. “We had a line going around of kids on the free ride. We were putting the coins in there and giving out candy. That was the idea, to let people know that we’re here,” he said.
10 Dec 18

From Forbes Brand partnerships, a clothing line, millions of fans: What was once solely the province of superstar athletes and Hollywood A-listers now includes “Markiplier,” one of the world’s highest-earning YouTubers, who hauled in $17.5 million over our 12-month scoring period.

10 Dec 18
Pier Village Lofts

After picking a locality to concentrate your search for new construction condos in NJ, among the other important decisions you will face is whether to buy a resale or new construction condo. Many buyers have been drawn to new construction condos and there is a vast array of reasons. It’s rather simple to go out […]

10 Dec 18
Christopher Nong

It would seem that I haven’t written anything for here in almost two months. It was pretty difficult to think of things to write about. Then, even when I had an idea or two in my mind, I didn’t even manage to log into WordPress — which is like the first step in writing a […]

10 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Val Morgan has kept Idle Time Books open in Adams Morgan since the death of her husband Jacques Morgan in 2012. But the 37-year-old bookstore will soon have a new owner. (Salwan Georges / The Washington Post) Paul Schwartzman Reporter specializing in political profiles and stories about life, death and everything between 9 December and […]

10 Dec 18
world news

Val Morgan maintains Idle Time Books at Adams Morgan opened since the death in 2012 of her husband, Jacques Morgan. But the 37-year-old bookstore will soon have a new owner. (Salwan Georges / The Washington Post)