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
Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes
Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.
Masterchef Is Back! For Halo Season 2
A quick recap – Halo is set in a war-torn 26th century, where humanity led by the United Nations Space Command or UNSC and their supersoldiers known as Spartans, fights against the onslaught of the alien conglomerate known as the Covenant. The full dust-up of Halo Season 1, can be found here. Onward into the introduction of Halo Season 2!
It’s been six months since the forced separation of Spartan Masterchief John (Pablo Schreiber) and Cortana (Jen Taylor), and the Silver Team has been sent on a mission to evacuate residents of the planet Sanctuary before the Covenant glasses the whole thing. This comes with its own set of challenges, given the resistance of the planet’s inhabitants, and it doesn’t help that Masterchef starts seeing things right in the middle of trying to save some marines. Or is he? Those energy swords the squad of Elites were carrying looked worryingly real.
Back on Reach, the Silver Team is entirely dismayed to learn they have a brand new Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) representative come in as the new boss, to finally replace the traitorous Halsey, James Ackerson (Joseph Morgan). And of course, Ackerson manages to immediately get under Masterchief’s skin, by not only expressing far too much interest in John’s relationship with Cortana but also apparently disbelieving of John’s report of his encounters on Sanctuary. That just means Masterchief has to go around, if not entirely over, Ackerson’s head.
Elsewhere, Soren (Bokeem Woodbine) is trolling the slave markets in his boredom, only to stumble across a soon-to-be indentured servant who claims he knows the whereabouts of the UNSC’s most hunted human, Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone). That should bring a huge bounty, but really, Soren should’ve known better by now.
Halo Season 2 premieres Thursday, February 8th, 2024, and will continue to air every Thursday, only on Paramount+!
Reborn as a Vending Machine I Now Wander the Dungeon’: I look forward to your next use!
If the title of this delightful little isekai anime entry didn’t give it all away, our nameless protagonist is a vending machine fanatic who, after being killed by a vending machine, gets reincarnated in another fantasy-style world as one!
Japan has a tendency to give birth to all sorts of crazed fads that can last for decades, and no one does better when it comes to the vending machine industry, too. These days there are vending machines that will serve you sushi you can actually eat, hot pizza in the box, wagyu steaks, freshly popped popcorn, and a whole mind-boggling array of tasty treats, and other non-edible but still useful items! Umbrellas! Condoms! Oxygen masks, sterile bandages, shoes, and emergency clothing! Actually, far more things that we use on an everyday basis, could be considered as technically a vending machine, and the anime explores that beautifully. Into the world of vending machine fanaticism, we dive!
So our poor protagonist never gave a name, and inevitably when he’s discovered by his first official friend the starving hunter Lammis, she dubs him “Boxxo”. Like many isekai that seem to take inspiration from video games and RPGs, Boxxo discovers he ways he can communicate, level up his existence, and even evince magic-like powers and attack and defend against monsters and enemies. Though in the beginning, and as an underlying theme throughout the show, Boxxo is primarily concerned with providing unique never-before-tasted-in-this-world food and drink to the amazed folk, human and otherwise.
Boxxo’s prices are entirely reasonable and hey, he can even choose to give out his wares for free on occasion, so his popularity immediately skyrockets. Lammis with her awkward charm and prodigious strength blessing, introduces Boxxo to other friends of Clearflow Lake Village and associates along the way – Director Bear, an actual bear-monster who’s the head of the Hunters Association; Lammis’ friend Hulemy, the insane genius magic item engineer; the Bearcats Suco, Pell, Short and Mikenne, cheerful hunters with astronomic appetites; even suspicious Kerioyl, leader of the Menagerie of Fools party.
The show approaches the practicality and versatility of the true vending machine with amusement, but also with the love true fans display for things they’re passionate about. Certainly, things like a brothel needing a condom vending machine exist in our world, but to toss them into a potentially more innocent other-world isekai is a welcome and often hilarious treat. The show celebrates the cheerful idiocy and devotion of the fans to their chosen fandom, in this case, yes vending machines, but also the spirit of the lonely otaku finally finding their Tribe!
Pay your coins to watch ‘Reborn as a Vending Machine’ on Crunchyroll now!