Venom Walmart Exclusive DVD combo unbox

Hello everyone! Welcome back for another fun post from yours truly. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I mentioned a while back that I went to see Venom on October of 2018. It was a fun movie to watch and I like this Venom better than the one from Spider-Man 3. When I heard of news of this movie was ready to preorder for the Christmas season, I quickly placed an order from Walmart. For $30, Walmart was selling an exclusive copy which contains the movie Venom for DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and even an action figure. The Twitter account for Venom even made a fun 90s video commercial promoting the action figure.

Now that I got this, let me show off some pictures!

The box set for the movie is pretty big, but the action figure itself is quite small. The box is usual cardboard and inside the Blu-Ray case which has the two discs for DVD and Blu-Ray and a redeem code for the digital. The Actio figure is small which is the average size of an action figure. Overall, I say it’s a good deal if you want to make use of your money. I will probably do a Venom movie review in the future. For $30, you get all the movie formats along with a nifty figure that is not Pop Funko figure. Walmart does an excellent job on exclusives.

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Tokusatsu version Spider-Man in Spider-Verse sequel?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is becoming Sony’s greatest animated movie and the movie is already getting positive feedback from fans and non Marvel fans. It was mentioned a while back if there was a sequel, it might be a spinoff featuring the female versions of Spider-Man. However, we did get news from the producer of the movie saying that they promise to include this particular version of Spider-Man in a sequel. In a tweet, Philip Lord confirmed that if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse makes over $200 million, the sequel movie will include the Tokusatsu version of Spider-Man also nicknamed Supaidaman. Just in case you missed out, in the trailers, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse included these versions of Spider-Men: Miles Morales (Protagonist), Peter B. Parker, Gwen Stacy, Peter Porker, Peni Parker and Spider-Man Noir. If a sequel is possible and it makes money, we could get Supaidaman.

This Japanese version is owned by Toei and it is a live action series in the 1970s. Here is what Anime News Network describes it:

Toei‘s Spider-Man starred actor Shinji Tōdō as Takuya Yamashiro, a 22-year-old motocross racer by day and Spider-Man by night. His superhero alter-ego faces the dangerous Iron Cross Army when he dons the Spider Protector suit he keeps in his Spider Bracelet. The bracelet also shoots webbing and can summon the Spider Machine GP-7 flying car and the Marveller spacecraft. The Marveller can also transform into the mecha Leopardon.

Marvel Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC review *Spoilers*

Playstation site:

Continue your adventures in Marvel’s New York with Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps*. Get access to three post-launch story chapters that include additional missions and challenges, brand new factions of enemies from the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, and additional suits to unlock.

*Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps is downloadable content for Marvel’s Spider-Man; may be sold separately. Marvel’s Spider-Man required to play associated post-launch story chapters.

Chapter 1: The Heist

While investigating the robbery of a New York art museum, Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson find themselves closing in on Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. A new storyline featuring the master thief, new enemies and perilous danger takes Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson deep into the city’s shadowy world of crime families.

Chapter 2: Turf Wars

After gaining control of equipment left in the wake of Sable International’s military occupation, Hammerhead and his gang have declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia crime family. Spider-Man and Captain of the Police Department of New York Yuri Watanabe must put an end to the violence before the entire city erupts in a turf war.

Chapter 3: Silver Lining

Silver Sable is back in the action-packed conclusion to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. The deadly mercenary is back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech and gear from the city’s thugs. But with Police Department Captain Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave after her controversial efforts against crime boss Hammerhead, and bigger threats on the horizon, Spider-Man must rely on unlikely allies to keep the city safe from impending calamity.

*Will have spoilers if you didn’t play the main story of Spider-Man

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Marvel Spider-Man 3rd DLC announced!

If you thought you couldn’t get enough of Spider-Man this year, get ready for a grand finale besides the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Announced by Playstation and Marvel, Marvel Spider-Man for the PS4’s DLC pack The City That Never Sleep last chapter is revealed. The last chapter is called “Silver Lining” and it’s the last chapter of the trilogy. In the teaser trailer, we have Hammerhead once again being the main antagonist and wrecking havoc in New York. Also returning from the main game is mercenary Silver Sable, but based on the trailer she’s seeking vengeance on Spider-Man and Hammerhead because this mob boss has stole her tech and weapons. The DLC is set to be released on December 21. Just like the past DLC, players will be able to get three new costumes. One of them is from the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the other two is the Cyborg Spider-Man suit and Aaron Aikman Armor suit. If you bought the season pass for $25, the DLC will be free; otherwise, get ready to spend $10 on this individual DLC.

Friday Funny 191: Heroes in Red Tights

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for the most awesome time of the year. Christmas is only a week an half away, but it’s never too late to get into the Christmas spirit. As usual from yours truly, Matthew, I am here to give you the scoop to help start this weekend! Marvel is going to conclude 2018 with these two superhero films. Coming from Sony Animation, we have the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In this movie, we have the protagonist Miles Morales who obtains the same powers as Spider-Man and tries to learn how to be Spider-Man. He ends up meeting Peter Parker from another Spider-Man universe and learns that there other incarnations of Spider-People such as Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham and Peni Parker who pilots the mech SP//dr. Based on reviews, this movie is a great animated movie for fans of Spider-Man and it has a great voice cast and music. Another superhero (more like anti-hero) movie being shown theaters is Once Upon a Deadpool. This “new” movie is actually a PG-13 movie of Deadpool 2 with edited scenes and making a parody of a Christmas movie that includes The Princess Bride actor Fred Savage. If you are ever curious about what if Deadpool was made for a PG-13 audience, go check out this movie fast because this movie is only limited from Dec. 14-24. Go watch now! Already mentioned, Super Smash Bros: Ultimate is finally out for Switch and I hope you guys are having a good time playing the game. I already unlocked all the characters. Unless you bought the game digital, make sure you register your game to your My Nintendo account so you can unlock a free character Piranha Plant in 2019.

With this said, let’s swing into Friday!

Here are some fun videos to watch today:

Since today is about Spider-Man and Deadpool, here is a funny video of the cartoon Ultimate Spider-Man.

ICYMI: Marvel releases trailers for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 movie with title

In case you been sleeping under a rock or drifting in space, here is what you may or may not know what’s going in the world of movies. It’s been released last week that Marvel released another trailer for the upcoming March movie Captain Marvel. In this trailer, we get to see some awesome fight scenes with the character Carol Denvers as she uses cosmic powers. We also get to learn about how did she get these powers. Young Nick Fury is also in this movie and he is going to be involved with Carol’s adventure as they encounter other cosmic people like the shape-shifting aliens the Skrulls and learn about the Kree army in which gave Carol’s powers.

Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 2019

Revealed this Friday, Marvel just unvieled the long and awaited trailer for the 4th Avengers movie for 2019. This new trailer also revealed the title. No longer called Avengers 4, but now it is officially called Avengers: Endgame. Taking place after the events of Infinity War, Iron Man and the rest of heros mourn the loss of their heroic comrades after a battle with Thanos. Returning characters like Hawkeye is back, but with a new gear in which he goes by the name Ronin. Scott from Ant-Man is back and he wants to be part of the action.

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April 2019 instead of May.

Marvel’s Spider-Man video PS4 game review *Spoiler-Free*

Walmart synopsis

Marvels Spider-Man features your favorite web-slinger in a story unlike any before it. Now a seasoned Super Hero, Peter Parker has been busy keeping crime off the streets as Spider-Man. Just as hes ready to focus on life as Peter, a new villain threatens New York City. Faced with overwhelming odds and higher stakes, Spider-Man must rise up and be greater.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Marvel and Insomniac Games present Marvels Spider-Man exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Be Spider-Man. After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played.
Worlds Collide. The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. In this new Spider-Man universe, iconic characters from Peter and Spider-Mans lives have been reimagined, placing familiar characters in unique roles.
Marvels New York is Your Playground. The Big Apple comes to life as Insomniacs most expansive and interactive world yet. Swing through vibrant neighborhoods and catch breathtaking views of iconic Marvel and Manhattan landmarks. Use the environment to defeat villains with epic takedowns in true blockbuster action.

*This review will not have spoilers!

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Martial Arts Hero Shang-Chi joins the MCU?!

If you guys thought that Black Panther was a revolutionary movie with a diverse cast of African Americans, get ready for another character to influence the Asian-American community for this kung-fu hero. It’s been reported that the martial arts fighter Shang-Chi will most likely get his own movie within the MCU. This movie project will take place after the movie Avengers 4 is finished. If you think Amadeus Cho Hulk or Cindy Moon Silk is a great Asian Marvel hero, you have not met Shang-Chi. If you’re wondering, who is this character and why is he great, IGN has you covered. I am not going to cover everything they described, but I will point out the highlights.

He’s pretty much Ryu from Street Fighter!

IGN described Shang-Chi has a warrior devoted to fighting and training. Shang-Chi travels all over the world in hopes to mastering his techniques.

No super soldier serum needed, just martial arts!

Ign pointed out that Shang-Chi is a hero that doesn’t even have super powers. It’s mentioned that he doesn’t need any support for combat such as Daredvil’s heightened sense or Captain America’s super soldier serum. Instead, Shang-Chi just trains himself to be a strong human and his abilities allows him to even deflect and dodge bullets. He is the master of hand to hand combat without powers… or it seems.

Shadow Clone jutsu?

I guess Marvel wanted to give Shang-Chi powers. IGN later mentioned that Marvel eventually gave him the ability to spawn clones and the clones can imitate his fight style.

70s was all about fighting

Shang-Chi made his debut in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition #15. The 70’s was the peak time for superheroes in comic books. Also, around this time, the 1970’s was the time where kung-fu was popular in comic books and movies. Unfortunately, it didn’t last as the 80’s came by and the plans of a TV series based on Shang-Chi  never saw the light of day.

Friend in Need 

Shang-Chi has teamed up with many Marvel heroes in the past. Shang-Chi has helped Spider-Man in fighting after he lost the Spider Sense ability. He has also teamed up with Daredevil and the Avengers. He has also helped with his martial fighter friends such as Iron Fist in Heroes for Hire and Collen Wing in Daughters of the Dragon.

Modern: Where is he?

Currently, Shang-Chi is in the free mobile game Marvel Future Fight. Despite his hand to hand combat skills, he never made it in any video game besides app game. Now with the news from Marvel, movie writer Dave Callaham will be in charge of the screenplay who is also working on the movie Wonder Woman 1984.

What do you think about this character? What’s your opinion on a movie focused on him?

Breaking News on Netflix: Daredevil series is canceled after season 3!

The hero defending Hell’s Kitchen is unfortunately retiring!

I found this piece of news on IGN stating after three seasons, the Netflix series on the Marvel hero Daredevil will no longer be making more episodes. Here is the official statement from Netflix:

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

This is not the only Marvel series that got canceled on Netflix. Netflix series Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both recently canceled after two seasons. The only remaining shows that is still in progress is Jessica Jones and the Punisher. The Punisher is going to have a second season in 2019 and Jessica Jones is in progress of another season. It’s unknown what’s going to happen with these three canceled heroes and we don’t know why the sudden cancellation.

My Pop Funko figure collection…thus far

Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.

I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.

1. Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.

2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)

On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.

3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)

I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.

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4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)

I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.

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5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts

For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.

8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot

I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.

13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.

14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)

I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.

16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)

As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.

17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.

19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)

Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.

20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited  Edition Glow Chase)

I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.

With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?

*This is my 87th post on my streak!