Quantum Leap: Thirty Years of Putting Things Right

  Or “Where the Hell Is My Reboot Already?” So, thanks to a tweet by Mill Creek Entertainment, I was informed that yes, I was old going to die soon. I mean, “Quantum Leap” premiered exactly thirty years ago, March 26, 1989. Wait wait wait wait 30 years ago today? OH MY GOD I'M OLD AND WILL DIE SOON. Wow. 30 years. I remember being at my grandparents' house and watching the premiere on the TV in their bedroom after Easter dinner. Didn't know then it would become one of my favorite shows. https://t.co/N4LtnKOITa — ASM (@ASMzine) March 26, 2019

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Comic Review: Transformers (2019) #1

  Everything New Is Old Again…. When the announcement was made that IDW was going to end their run of Transformers comics, there was a very loud reaction from the fans.  When James Roberts posted his last soundtrack listing, people were saddened.  Even before the final page was read, tributes came flooding in from huge numbers of readers. I was not one of them. Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against IDW’s the content or quality of the stories spanning over a decade. Nothing against Roberts or Barber or anyone who put fingers to keyboard. Nothing against the artists or letterers

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Hasbro and ASICS Team Up for New GI Joe Shoes at Foot Locker

Friday morning, Hasbro and ASCIS announced a new partnership.  I admit, I wasn’t surprised that a deal was made to create shoes and apparel featuring a Hasbro brand; that’s nothing new.  It’s a way to get a Hasbro property out into the world past the toy room or aisle.  I was extremely surprised when I heard that the property in question is GI Joe. Unfortunately, the Joe line has seen better days.  There’s been no new retail product in a long time, the convention had its last hurrah last year, and the club is starting to wind down operations.  It’s

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Toy Fair 2019 – Jakks Pacific – Mega Man

Part time ASM reporter, full-time Transformers Wiki Guru Extraordinaire Matthew Karpowich was at Toy Fair this past weekend and ended up at the Jakks Pacific booth, and he thought we would like these pictures of their Mega Man offerings. “Mega Man Fully Charged” is the name of the toy line.  Mega Man himself comes with his normal buster, but if you buy other toys in the line, you can use their busters to transform and upgrade Mega Man!  It’s a great play pattern that really mimics the video game. Pictures by Matthew Karpowich

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Toy Fair 2019 – NECA – Alien, Predator, Horror, Other Movie Figures

NECA has done great work with their movie figures over the past few years.  The likeness of actresses and actors is fantastic, the detail is stunning, and the fans love them.  This year, NECA had on display a variety of figures from various movie lines. First, in the Alien and Predator universe(s), we have a variety of the, well, Aliens and Predators. (It’s late, my writing is suffering.) Horror movies are also a huge portion of NECA’s portfolio.  On display were Friday the 13th, It, Halloween, Bride of Chucky and more! As for other movies, check out figures from Gremlins,

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Toy Fair 2019 – NECA – Chia Pet

Not going to lie. Seeing Chia Pet and The Clapper logos in NECA booths makes me do a doubletake.  I still think of kitschy holiday commercials from the 80’s. In fact, I used to say it wasn’t Christmastime unless I saw a commercial for the Clapper. Well, Chia Pets have grown up. On display were a variety of versions including Bob Ross, The Golden Girls, Groot, Deadpool, and Poop. Wait.  Did I say Chia Pets have grown up?  Clearly I was mistaken. Pictures by Steve and Penelope Kushnir

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Toy Fair 2019 – NECA – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

We begin our NECA coverage with everybody’s favorite young tortoise warriors — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  On display were figures for both the original 1980’s cartoon and the original 1989 live action movie! These are my turtles.  I watched the cartoon, I saw the first movie, this is my jam. Or, rather, ooze.  Not to take away from later cartoons, but this is where my mind goes when someone says the letters T-M-N-T. (T-U-R-T-L-E Power). Pictures by Steve and Penelope Kushnir

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