Nickelodeon has some hot new retail items exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 that are only available at the Nick booth (#4113).
Nickelodeon is bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, INVADER ZIM and more to life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 through one-of-a-kind virtual and real-world experiences. Attendees can get their fill of both new and nostalgic Nick with retail items spanning original Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, an all-new Nick Box, enamel pins designed by artists at Nickelodeon Burbank and additional items celebrating favorites SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats and INVADER ZIM.
Below are descriptions of the items that will be on sale at Nick’s booth. Images can be downloaded here.
Playmates SDCC Exclusive Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures
Based on the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series debuting this fall, Playmates is unveiling four SDCC exclusive figures featuring Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey.
Each figure is individually sculpted and styled based on the TV series with heights ranging from 4.25” (Mikey) to 4.75” (Raph, both Donnie and Leo’s heights are 4.5” tall). Each figure has 13 points of articulation and comes with their new core weapon accessories.
All the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures will feature exclusive, additional decoration and details on the figures and accessories.
Each figure comes in a highly collectible and personal fifth panel window box. All fifth panel window boxes will be placed in a protective 2018 San Diego Comic-Con corrugate inner noting the name of the Turtle included.
SRP: $30.00 each
Lisa Frank x SpongeBob Pouch
‘90s icons SpongeBob SquarePants and Lisa Frank unite for the first time to deliver a collaboration that nostalgic dreams are made of. This pastel rainbow cosmetic bag features SpongeBob and Patrick in the colorful and imaginative Lisa Frank universe and is available exclusively for SDCC.
Action Vinyls x The Loyal Subjects exclusive Rocko
The ’90s called and they want their shirt back! Rocko is making an Action Vinyls debut at SDCC with a Neon ’90s exclusive throwback fit. Each articulated collectible known widely as Action Vinyls figure stands at 3″ tall and Rocko even comes equipped with his loving pooch Spunky. Quantities are limited, so be sure to pick up yours today!
Action Vinyls x The Loyal Subjects exclusive Tommy
Hang on to your ‘diapies babies, we’re going to Comic Con! Everyone’s favorite Rugrats hero, Tommy Pickles is making an Action Vinyls SDCC debut this year with a splash. A splash of chocolate milk that is, with this exclusive Chocolate Milk Stained Tee color variant. Each articulated collectible known widely as Action Vinyls stands at 3.25″ tall, and Tommy even comes equipped with his signature baby bottle filled to the brim with that tasty chocolate milk. Be sure to nab yours today!
Kidrobot Purple Reptar
“I am Reptar, hear me ROAR!” It’s time to take home Tommy Pickle’s favorite T. Rex with the Reptar medium figure from Kidrobot. This lean, mean, cereal-eating machine stands at approximately 7” and is ready to dominate your collection today, with a bowl of cereal in hand and enough in the cereal box for seconds!
FOCO Eekeez Zim and Gir Figurines
Enjoy some Earth-conquering fun with Invader Zim Eekeez Figurines from FOCO! Each poly resin figurine stands 4 inches tall and comes in window packaging, making them a must-have for fans and collectors alike. This series includes figurines of Zim and GIR.
SRP: $15.00 each
Nickelodeon Enamel Pins
Designed by members of the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, these six pins are the result of a studio-wide design contest to deliver original, hand-crafted designs exclusive to SDCC. Featuring Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Double Dare, INVADER ZIM, The Loud House and Rugrats, only 250 of each pin will be sold, making them a collectible you won’t want to miss.
SRP: $10 each
The Nick Box
Grab your bathing suits and get ready to make some popsicle stick crafts because the Nick Box is back for the summer with an all new theme–Camp Nick Box! Each Nick Box comes filled with exclusive collectibles, apparel, accessories, home goods and so much more, featuring all your favorite classic Nickelodeon shows. The Nick Box is a quarterly, subscription service that brings your most memorable Nickelodeon experiences right to your front door, but the Camp Nick Box at SDCC features a SDCC exclusive. This installment features these items and more:
Camping Rocko Vinyl Figure – Grab your Fish-O-Matic and join Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt on a camping trip. This vinyl features Rocko as seen in the episode Hut Sut Raw.
Hey Arnold! Helga Bobblehead – Whether you’re building a shrine or secretly writing love poems about your summer crush, Helga will be there to lend her expertise.
Camp Anawanna Water Bottle – It’s important to stay hydrated when you salute your shorts!
Pasture Puffies Reusable Lunch Bag – Now you can enjoy Heffer’s favorite snack! Well, kinda… Just pack this SDCC exclusive insulated bag with your favorite snacks and get ready for that Hall H line.
Limited quantities of the Camp Nick Box will be available at the Nickelodeon booth (Booth #4113) each day during the convention.
Customized T-Shirt and Tote Station
Fans can purchase a t-shirt and tote from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Double Dare, INVADER ZIM, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats.
SRP: Tote $15; T-Shirt $20; Baseball Tee $25
Finally, the Cinderella story of the Richmond Greyhounds has come to an end.
We are now in a new season for the team, and they have started off on the wrong
foot. The team is broken up and Ted has his work cut out for him. The team goes
through a slump, and Ted is now doubting his coaching ability. Ted’s personal life
has also gotten out of control, and he discovers his ex-wife Michelle has started a relationship with their therapist. The wonderkid, Nathan Shelley, the former manager of West Ham has had a change of heart and leaves his job to be with his one true love, the waitress from his favorite restaurant.
She convinces him to return to the Richmond team he started out in and it’s quite evident that
everyone wants him back and held no hard feelings. All of Lawrence’s series he has worked on with others have just that right balance of slice-of-life drama with a little bit of ridiculous comedy that reality dishes us, normal folks, every day.
This all comes to a head in the potential series finale where Ted announced to
Rebecca that he will be returning to the States to his family after his mother tells
him that his son misses him. This puts the Richmond owner into quite a state of denial; doing everything from offering Ted the position of being the highest-paid coach in the league to selling the team after he leaves. The team is also affected by this decision as they perform a number from the musical The Sound of Music that is a more than touching farewell to this family.
This bleeds into their playing as in the final title match the first half is met with
bumbling and possible injuries to their star player Jamie.
After an energizing pep talk and a circle back to the first motivator in the
beginning, a sign Ted made up that said “BELIEVE”, the team dominate the second
half and win with a rousing closing scene that is reminiscent of any 80’s party
movie. It’s a fitting end for this pandemic darling that emotionally carried us through. It is
a must-see series even if you don’t like soccer (football).
No Question Mark Box Here; Super Mario Delivers a 1-Up in Theaters
If you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, or literally ANY decade after those, you know about Super Mario. A cultural phenomenon was brought to life on the big screen this last weekend. One that has not only stood the test of time but reinvented itself time and time again. This wasn’t even the first time it’s been made into a movie but, well, let’s be honest.. some of us choose not to acknowledge the LIVE action adaptation of the beloved game from 30 years ago.
It was pretty bad… But this was animation. ILLUMINATION animation at that. The Universal company that brought us Gru and his Minions, showed us the Secret Life of Pets, and gave us a reason to SING! Still, I had my reservations and even some concerns, especially when the casting was announced.
Eyebrows were raised. As big of stars as they were on paper, could they really deliver on voicing characters from a staple of our childhood? They did.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day may not be Italian, and Jack Black may not be a King or Turtle creature from the Mushroom Kingdom, but they make the characters their own all while paying homage to the lore of a video game.
From the jump, the story reintroduces us to the brothers that just want to save Brooklyn one clogged sink at a time. We feel an instant connection and relate to these “underdogs of the plumbing world”. The movie is riddled with easter eggs, each of which tugs on the heartstrings of every generation of Mario fandom. And the soundtrack was beautifully put together to not only make us feel like we’re taking a walkthrough of the game but like an experience all its own with some familiar favorites thrown in.
Every word in the movie is pure eye candy for both those that are casual fans, and those analyzing every frame to see what they’ll catch next. Bowser’s ship, the Mushroom Kingdom, Kong’s arena, and the Rainbow Road.. They’re all meant to give us just enough of a “new” look at these amazing worlds, but stay true to how we remember them.
The movie itself moves along at the perfect pace. Although, if you don’t really know ANYTHING about the Super Mario Bros, you may have gotten a little lost and felt left behind in the green tunnel. But that’s ok! It’s an adventure of the imagination and a classic story of a boy that meets a girl and tries to save the world from a monster that wants to destroy it.
What’s funny is that you could easily say this is a story about two characters who couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, battling to win the heart of a princess. Who would’ve thought that the King of the Koopas was just trying to impress his crush?
And that song? Ohhh THAT song! It’s my new ringtone and deserves the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Back to the movie.
Universal and Illumination clearly understood the assignment. Is it missing some things or could things have been done differently or even better? Absolutely! We’re the worst critics of the things we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts. But if you’re up for going on a 90-minute adventure through amazing worlds, with awesome music, and characters that’ll make you smile and laugh, then this is the perfect movie to spring you into that warm summer feeling.
Plus there’s the whole part with karts and shells, and banana peels and oh my goodness how amazing was that?? It’s enough to make you want to stand up and cheer, then go home and destroy your friends and family on your favorite track haha.
The bottom line, it pays homage in all the right ways to the little guy with the mustache, while giving us something new and exciting. Take the kids and go see Super Mario Bros. You’ll be glad you did!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023
Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Opening Act Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. on North 200A. Talent confirmed so far to participate in the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and longtime RWBY cast member Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle ( RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (Detective Now Dead) as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – along with Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as a cyborg. Also attending the panel will be producer/director Kerry Shawcross (series RWBY) and writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with the big screen debut from DC Animated Films: highlights this year include the world premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Part One the weekend of March 24-26 in Anaheim, California. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions with actors and creators. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham premieres at The Arena on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and the Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem Across the Multiverse).
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm