Thursday, March 09, 2006

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DC Comics public service announcement

Pop Culture Roundup March 9, 2006

Booksteve presents an odd, and amusing, comic book ad from Bullwinkle creator Jay Ward.

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Via PCL Linkdump: A look at Aurora Models' twisted "Monster Scenes" lineup.

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Bargain Alert: Amazon has a Big DVD Sale with prices starting at $5.97 and good deals on TV show season sets.

Out March 21: Surf'n'drag goodness from Sundazed Records

Great stuff. Here are the official details:

Sundazed presents a thunderous batch of exact-album CD reissues chronicling the big ’60s roar of West Coast surf ’n hot rod! Original copies of these albums have skyrocketed in value in recent years, and Sundazed has been granted the rare opportunity to liberate the original masters from the vaults of Capitol Records (and its incredible family of labels) and give this groundbreaking music the royal treatment!

The three original Super Stocks albums — Surf Route 101, Thunder Road and School Is a Drag — feature legendary record producer Gary Usher and his posse of talented studio buddies, while the two Richie Allen albums (Surfer's Slide, The Rising Surf) kill with the reverbed guitar crunch of storied studio engineer/producer Richie Podolor. Jan & Dean’s incredible Popsicle album represents the last great meeting of that duo’s wit and talent with the chart-topping songwriting prowess of Phil Sloan and Steve Barri.

Restoring the vintage album artwork, featuring meticulous mastering from the original analog reels, and sporting new liner notes by West Coast music authority Stephen McParland.



"Rocky Jones: Space Ranger" coming to DVD

Out April 4, this 5-DVD set collects an unspecified number of episodes from the 1950s sci-fi TV series starring Richard Crane.

According to Epguides.com, the show only had one season in 1954 with 15 episodes. So maybe this is the whole works.

"Glamour Collections" showcase Lombard, West and Dietrich

MCA home video is paying tribute to a trio of leading ladies with these multi-disk sets collecting some of the most famous films starring Carole Lombard, Mae West and Marlene Dietrich. The release date for all three is April 4.

The Lombard set includes:
* Hands Across the Table
* Love Before Breakfast
* Man of the World
* The Princess Comes Across
* True Confession
* We're Not Dressing

The West set includes:
* Go West Young Man
* Goin' To Town
* I'm No Angel
* My Little Chickadee
* Night After Night)

And the Dietrich set includes:
* Morocco
* Blonde Venus
* The Devil Is a Woman
* Flame of New Orleans
* Golden Earrings

"Planet of the Apes Ultimate DVD Collection" -- with big ape head!

If you're nutty enough about the "Planet of the Apes" to shell out for the "ultimate" collection, you might as well go for the limited edition package that includes a big ol' ape head.

Along with said simian noggin, the 14-disk (!) set includes all the original "Apes" movies, the Tim Burton-directed remake, the live-action TV series and the animated TV series.

Order action figures March 9, 2006

Here's a look at figures available for pre-order now via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:


X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Set of 6 (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Air Strike Wolverine (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Angel (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Stealth Cyclops (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Tech Gear Beast (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Juggernaut (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 2: Phoenix (Pre-Order Ships May 2006)


X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Set of 6 (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Colossus (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Nightcrawler (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Iceman (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Rogue (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Avalanche (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

X-Men 3 Movie Action Figures Series 3: Sabretooth (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)


Marvel Select Action Figures: Watcher (Pre-Order Ships March 2006)



Marvel Select 7" Figure: Spider-Woman (Pre-order Ships in April 2006)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Action Figures Exclusive: Dawn and Glory (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)


DC Direct Deluxe Collection 13" Figure: Lex Luthor (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Marvel Select Action Figures: Moon Knight (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)


Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Set Of 5 (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Red Son Batman (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Red Son President Superman (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)
Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Kingdom Come Jade (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Kingdom Come Spectre & Norman McKay Set (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2: Gotham By Gaslight Batman (Pre-Order Ships Sept. 2006)


Deluxe Collector Action Figures: Two Face (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)


Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Set of 5 (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Powergirl (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Omac (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Mongul (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Earth Prime Superboy (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1: Alexander Luthor (Pre-Order Ships Sep. 2006)

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Set Of 5

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Manhunter Robot (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Guy Gardner (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Shark (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Saalak (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Green Lantern Action Figures Series 2: Sinestro (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Gift Pack: Monster Box Set

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 1: Set of 2 (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 1: Spider-Man vs Green Goblin (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 1: Fantastic Four vs Mole Man (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 2: Set of 2 (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 2: Hulk vs. Thing (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Masterworks Series 2: Galactus vs. Everybody (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Gift Pack: Young Avengers Box Set

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Set of 3 (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Captain America (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Iron Man (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Wolverine (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Captain America Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Wolverine Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 1: Iron Man Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Set of 3 (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Venom (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Spider-Man (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Hulk (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Venom Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Hulk Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Icons Series 2: Spider-Man Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 14

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Set of 3 (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Kingpin vs. Daredevil (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Hulk vs. Leader (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Captain America vs. Red Skull (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Kingpin vs. Daredevil Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Hulk vs. Leader Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Face Off Twin Packs: Captain America vs. Red Skull Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Case (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Deadpool (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Black Costume Spider-Man (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Angel (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Silver Surfer (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Beast (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Invisible Woman (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Figure Factory Series 3: Mystery Figure (Pre-Order Ships Oct. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Factory Sealed Case (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Set of 8 (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Mandarin (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Beta Ray Bill (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Moonnight (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Spider-Woman (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Quicksilver (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Thor Buster Iron Man (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Wasp (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Captain Marvel (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Spider-Woman Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Wasp Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Qucicksilver Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 15: Captain Marvel Variant (Pre-Order Ships Nov. 2006)

Marvel Mega Morphs Series 3: Set of 3 (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Mega Morphs Series 3: Thing (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Mega Morphs Series 3: Iron man (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Mega Morphs Series 3: Magneto (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Starter Set Series 2: Mr Fantastic & Mole Man (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Starter Set Series 2: Colossus & Magneto (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Rider Set Series 1: Ghostrider & Vengence (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Rider Set Series 1: Logan & Chopper (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Rider Set Series 1: Namor & Shark (Pre-Order Ships July 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Set of 5 (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Green Goblin (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Beast (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Juggernaut Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Juggernaut (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Elektra (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Elektra Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Silver Surfer (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Marvel Legends Action Figures Showdown Battle Pack Series 3: Beast Variant (Pre-Order Ships Aug. 2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Orange Utapaun Clone Trooper #26 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Sora Bulq (Alien Jedi) #15 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Sun Fac (Geonosian Separatist Leader) #16 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: C-3PO (Battle Droid Head) #17 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Poggle The Lesser (Separatist) #18 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Yoda #19 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Jango Fett #20 (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars Action Figures Saga Collection '06: Scorch (Republic Commando) #21(Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

Star Wars 12" Figure: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Pre-order Ships in March 2006)

Star Wars 12" Figure: Anakin Skywalker (Pre-order Ships in March 2006)

DARTH MAUL Life-Size Bust Star Wars Life-Size Collectibles Sideshow Toys (Pre-Order Ships in Jun/2006)

GENERAL GRIEVOUS 1/4 Statue STAR WARS Premium Format Figures Sideshow Collectibles (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

OBI_WAN KENOBI 1/4 Statue STAR WARS Premium Format Figures Sideshow Collectibles (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

SET of 5 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

BATMAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

THE FLASH 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

ELONGATED MAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

BLACK CANARY 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

CAPTAIN BOOMERANG 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: IDENTITY CRISIS Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in Mar/2006)

DR DOOM With Mask 12" Marvel Studios Action Figure Series 1 by Toy Biz

DR DOOM Without Mask 12" Marvel Studios Action Figure Series 1 by Toy Biz

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Set of 5 (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Anti-Monitor (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Barry Allen Flash (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Battle Armor Lex Luthor (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Earth 2 Superman (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 2 7" Figure: Brainiac (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Set of 5 (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Green Lantern (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Superman (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Wonder Woman (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Green Arrow (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

The New Frontier Series 1 7" Figure: Blackhawk (Pre-order Ships in July 2006)

SET of 5 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

SUPERMAN ROBOT 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

LEX LUTHOR 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

LOIS LANE 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

JIMMY OLSEN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

PERRY WHITE 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: SILVER AGE SUPERMAN Series 1 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

SUNNYDALE HIGH SCHOOL Action Figure Playset BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Diamond Select Toys

GREEN LANTERN 13" Deluxe Collector Figure DC DIRECT

MARVEL LEGENDS Series 13 Factory Sealed CASE 12 Figure Asst. (PRE-ORDER SHIPS END OF APRIL 2006)

ABOMINATION 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

BLACKHEART 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

GREEN GOBLIN 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

LADY DEATH STRIKE 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

LOKI 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

PYRO 6" Action Figure MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 13 THE VILLAINS SERIES Marvel Toy Biz Toy (PRE-ORDER SHIPS APRIL 2006)

SET of 5 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

GREEN LANTERN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

THE JOKER 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

PLASTIC MAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

WONDER WOMAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

POISON IVY 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS Series 3 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in May/2006)

SET OF 3 7" Action Figure STAR WARS UNLEASHED REVENGE OF THE SITH Series 15 Hasbro Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

HAN SOLO AS STORMTROOPER 7" Action Figure STAR WARS UNLEASHED REVENGE OF THE SITH Series 15 Hasbro Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

CLONE TROOPER 7" Action Figure STAR WARS UNLEASHED REVENGE OF THE SITH Series 15 Hasbro Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

CHEWBACCA 7" Action Figure STAR WARS UNLEASHED REVENGE OF THE SITH Series 15 Hasbro Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

SET of 5 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

SUPERGIRL 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

SUPERMAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

BATMAN 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

DARKSEID 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)

CORRUPTED SUPERGIRL 6" Action Figure DC DIRECT: BATMAN/SUPERMAN RETURN OF SUPERGIRL Series 2 Toy (Pre-Order Ships in June/2006)