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Dec 192012
 

Here is my review that Yelp.com seems to have flagged/filtered/removed for their own stupid reasons.

Five Stars ***** for 1Up Collectibles

This is the best comic shop in the area hands down!

I have had issues with other shops giving you attitude (think Comic Book Guy in the Simpsons). NOT HERE.

The owner is super friendly and knowledgeable about his products (and customers). I went in looking for back issues because my previous store had screwed up my subscriptions so bad I was missing loads of issues. When they did not have them in stock he went out of his way to find them for me and I have been a regular ever since.

Since I have started getting my subscriptions here there have been a few hiccups but every single one of them was dealt with promptly and with superior customer service.

For one of the best in shop comic book experiences around head to 1Up Collectibles.


I feel censored by them when I come in and give a good review only to have it disappear because they feel my review (my thoughts, my opinions) are not valid. Instead of removing these supposedly bought/paid for reviews why not simply require us to put in a FCC disclaimer at the end of every review (we have to do it for blog posts why shouldn’t they have to do it as well?) Then the world could judge for itself if the review is valid or not.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I was not given anything in exchange for this review. Unless you count the bag full of comics I come home with every time I visit 1Up Collectibles, but I pay for those…oh yeah…I do get a discount but that’s part of my subscription service (anyone will get that if they subscribe), so I don’t think that counts as a gift. Besides it was not in exchange for this review.

Jul 132012
 

With the new Batman Dark Knight Rises film coming out this summer, I really wanted to get a Batman costume this year for Halloween. Heck there is even still time to get one before the film hits the theaters if you wish to go to the midnight showing dressed as the Dark Knight.

Batman Costume For a great selection of Batman costumes check out Costume Discounters. The have a great selection of Batman (classic), Batgirl and Dark Knight costumes.

I got the Dark Knight costume hoping it would actually fit me this year after having lost some weight. (Yay it did, mostly.) This costume includes everything you need to jump in your Batmobile and hit the convention, movie or party right out of the package. Costume comes complete with the iconic Batman cowl with attached cape, one piece costume, boot covers and utility belt.

All the adult costumes have a padded muscle chest piece, which looks nice but doesn’t feel great wearing it. For women this can act as further disguise of who you are underneath that cowl, but the chest piece is rather broad across the shoulders and does not allow for easy moment. Idela if all you want to do is strike a superhero pose with shoulders back and hands on hips (like the photo). This is not a big deal if you are only going to be in it for a few hours at a party or the movies, but if you plan on spending all day at a comic con you might want to see about altering it.

The material is a light weight polyester (stretchy material) that makes the costume easy to get on and should not make you over heat too quickly. However, it is not too thin of a material that it would make you uncomfortable wearing it.

Some much needed accessories would be gauntlets (gloves) and Batarangs, but not necessary for a good Batman look.

I highly recommend that you take the costume out of the package long before you want to wear and reform the cowl and utility belt as they are not ready to go straight out of the box, so to speak.

This is an official DC Comics licensed Batman costume.

Disclosure: I was sent this Batman costume by Costume Discounters for this review. This in no way guides this review or my opinion of the products. All comments and remarks are my own.

Mar 022009
 

What’s wrong here?So I was over on Marvel.com checking for information on upcoming Marvel movies and the ad running on almost ALL pages was an ad for the new DC Comics animated Wonder Woman movie (I will of course be getting this film when it comes out on Tuesday).

But why is it popping up on Marvel.com? I guess an advertisement is an advertisement even if it is for the competition.

Oct 122008
 

I am sitting here working on my posts watching Batman: Returns and Batman and Catwoman were in the middle of a big fight scene and my thoughts immediately go to Big Bang Theory. First I said something about counting catwomen and then I lower my voice and say “I’m Batman”. If you haven’t been watching Big bang Theory you might get either one of those jokes. They are both from the series premiere (I think it was three weeks ago). Funny stuff.

Sheldon and Leonard were talking about being a superhero as they were walking up the stairs and Sheldon said he could never be the Green Lantern without some one coming to him from the planet Oa and giving him a power ring but with enough start up capital and a research facility he could be Batman. Leonard just looks at him asking “You could be Batman?” Then Sheldon lowers his voice and says “I’m Batman. See?”

When we first saw this we almost died laughing. Especially since that was our biggest complaint about Batman: The Dark Knight.

Sep 292008
 

Big Bang TheoryIn the season opener of Big Bang Theory we find Sheldon staying over at Howard’s because he cannot keep a secret Penny told him from Leonard. Once settled in bed Sheldon begins to ramble about Catwoman due to the Halle Berry Poster over Howard’s bed.

Here’s their conversation. After this I will give my list of favorite Catwomen.

Halle Berry as CatwomanSheldon: That poster of Halle Berry is a little unnerving.

Howard: So don’t look at it.

Sheldon: She’s like my fourth favorite Catwoman.

Howard: No Kidding.

Michelle Pfeiffer CatwomanSheldon: Yeah, Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eartha Kitt and then her.

Howard: What about Lee Meriweather?

Sheldon: Oh, I forgot about Lee Meriweather.

Howard: Well I’m glad that is settled.

Lee Meriweather as CatwomanSheldon: That makes Halle Berry my fifth favorite Catwoman. It’s Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriweather”

Howard: Please I’m begging you go to sleep.

Sheldon: I’m trying. I’m counting Catwomen.

Julie Newmar as catwomanSheldon: She did make a fine mutant in the X-Men movies, though.

Howard: Oh for God sake.

Sheldon: She’s not my favorite of the X-Men though. In order that would be wolverine, Cyclops — wait I forgot Professor X. Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Iceman, then Storm, Angel, the Beast — No wait Nightcrawler. Professor X, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Cyclos, Iceman, then Storm, Angel, the Beast.

Eartha Kitt as CatwomanI have to disagree with Sheldon a little on the order of Catwomen.

My favorite Catwoman is Michelle Pfeiffer, then Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Halle Berry, Lee Meriweather. (And we’ll throw Adrienne Barbeau in there as well. She played Catwoman in Batman the Animated Series).

For more on Catwoman check out CatwomanFan.com.

Aug 012008
 

The Batman Dark Knight figures are pretty cool. I’m not talking about the six-inch figures or even the deluxe figures (although the deluxe Joker does look more like Heath than the others). I am referring to the small 3.75-inch scale figures. You have probably noticed by now that I have a thing for small toys [...]

Jul 302008
 

I like going into a toy store and finding new action figures in their aisles. In the last few months action figures seem to have taken a turn toward playability again. Hasbro has release 3.75″ Indy figures. The same scale as the Star Wars figures. Now Mattel has released DC characters in the same scale. [...]