Sports Card and Memorabilia Spring Expo 2011 in Toronto

Sport Card and Memorabilia Expo 2011

Another great line-up of hockey stars will be showing up at this spring Expo 2011….Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Johnny Bower, Yvan Cournoyer, Bobby Hull, Fergie Jenkins, Rod Carew and more.  Show date is April 29, 30 and May 1.

With over 100,000 square feet of convention space, this is the largest show in Canada.  As usual, we will be there shopping.   Last year, we picked up some nice signed Montreal Canadiens jerseys (Jean Beliveau, Patrick Roy, to name a few).   Admission is $12 for adults and $3 for kids aged 6 to 12.  The weekend pass is just $25 and well worth it for a weekend of fun.   We also have some McFarlane hockey figures that you can bring to the show and get autographs.

Mark Messier with Stanley Cup




DC Direct’s FLASHPOINT 6-inch figures are now available for pre-order, both as individual figures or as a set of four. The first characters you’ll find in what will surely become a growing line are Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and, of course, The Flash himself.

From the Wik: iWritten by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kubert, the series details an altered DC Universe in which only Barry Allen seems to be aware of very significant differences between the regular timeline and the altered one he awakes in, including Cyborg’s place as the quintessential hero, Superman’s apparent detention by the government, and Batman “spending his days running Wayne Casinos.

If you’re a big DC fan and love these kinds of crossover/Elseworlds-style events, then you’ll probably love the slick new design of the characters. Snag ’em now and we’ll have information on the next series as soon as they’re announced!

Green Lantern Classics Series 2: COMING SOON!

Sodam Yat, Nautkeiloi & Medphyll, Star Sapphire, Dex – Desportellis & B’dg, Skallox & Night-Lik and G-Hu are all here in the second series of Green Lantern Classic figures. It’s about time the more obscure members of the various Lantern Corps got some recognition and DC is finally giving it to them, immortalising each one as 6-inch figures who unite to form Stel if you collect each one. Naturally, you can grab each one individually or just get the whole collection.

With these lines and the Brightest Day collection, Green Lantern has been getting an awesome amount of love lately. Grab your favourites now!

Sideshow’s SHE-HULK Comiquette and DARKCHILDE Bust

SHE-HULK is the first of two beautiful new offerings from Sideshow’s Marvel collection. She’s a whopping 20 inches tall and stands on a base of split concrete, brutal fists at the ready. The figure boasts the neat addition of real fabric clothing, to give just an extra touch of realism to an already impressively-designed and sculpted statue.

The second Marvel Sideshow figure is right here:

DARKCHILDE looks amazing in this 16-inch statue and even then, it’s one you really have to see to believe. While She-Hulk ships out in April, this femme fatale will be out in the third quarter of this year. Naturally, both can be pre-ordered now if you want to make absolutely sure you get your hands on them!

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City CONFIRMED!

Good news for Resident Evil fans from Capcom Unity! Read on:

Capcom® a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today announced Resident Evil®: Operation Raccoon City, is in development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PC. In addition it was also confirmed that the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS™ title, Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D, will ship with a playable demo of Resident Evil® Revelations.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver based studio Slant 6 Games and is scheduled for release this Winter. Since the launch of the first title 15 years ago the Resident Evil® series has enjoyed phenomenal success, selling over 45 million units worldwide to date. This latest offering will take the series in a completely new direction and offer a style of gameplay yet to be seen from the franchise.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City delivers a true third person team based shooter experience set within the dark and sinister Resident Evil universe and a reinterpretation of the events depicted in Resident Evil® 2 and Resident Evil® 3. The setting of the Resident Evil universe not only provides a rich backdrop to the action but delivers a unique and thrilling triple threat battle. Zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W’s) add to the mix as players not only compete against an opposing squad but also tackle this third unpredictable element, creating a brand new style of gameplay and breaking the conventions of traditional team based shooters.

It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.

Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Players will experience a retelling of classic moments from past titles Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and watch the events unfolding from the menacing perspective of the Umbrella Security Service, giving fans the chance to rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak.

In addition, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will deliver a number of competitive online multiplayer modes. Each one of these will provide a unique gaming experience thanks to the three way combat between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops and threat of zombies and B.O.W’s that could only exist in the deadly and twisted Resident Evil Universe.

Purchasers of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, scheduled for release in the coming months, will get an extra taste of horror thanks to the addition of a playable demo of Resident Evil Revelations. Set on board an ocean liner, the demo lets players take control of one of the full game’s characters, Jill Valentine, as she explores the ship’s dark interior, killing any mysterious creatures that emerge from the shadows. A brand new title built from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS, further details on Resident Evil Revelations will be revealed at this year’s E3.

Of course, we’re an action figure blog so we also recommend checking out our selection of Resident Evil toys from NECA, Square Enix and Sideshow! Click the pic below!

Sideshow’s 12-inch ODIN Figure

The new ODIN figure from Sideshow joins the great-looking THOR 12-inch figure in our pre-order collection. Both come with a ton of features and accessories and make a great addition to the toyshelf of any Marvel fan. They can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping in the second quarter of this year!

And if that isn’t enough Thor awesomeness, there are also a bunch of Marvel Universe Thor figures now in-stock and ready to ship out! These ones are 3.75-inch figures and can be purchased individually or as a complete set. Series one includes Battle Hammer Thor, Sword Spike Thor, Lightning Clash Thor, Secret Strike Loki, Shield Bash Marvel’s Odin and Invasion Frost Giant. Here’s a look!

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