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Well done CvilleWakandan. Nothing like adding that intrinsic value to one's personal collection.
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They still do those "statue" games?

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Yea the statue games are still a thing, ever since Hero Clix and now the sculps are getting ever more detailed.
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Black Panther takes Halloween by storm as most popular costume
by Michael Heusner November 01, 2019



Kantar analyzed U.S. Google desktop clicks on product listing ads for 2,988 costume keywords."Wakanda forever" was the theme of Halloween 2019, with Black Panther emerging victorious as the most popular costume as measured by paid search clicks. Kantar analyzed U.S. Google desktop clicks on product listing ads for 2,988 costume keywords in order to gather the data. All in all, it was a big year for superheroes, with Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash all securing top ten spots, although Spider-Man failed to crack the top spot, he came in at a respectable 19th place.

Wonder Woman came in second, while the Mad Hatter secured an unlikely third place because people really love Alice in Wonderland apparently. Other popular character choices included Eleven from Stranger Things, Harry Potter, the classic Stormtrooper, and a dinosaur -- because dinosaurs are awesome. Kantar noted that some old school classics made a comeback as well, with a pirate, unicorn, and witch all landing in the top 20.

But not all costumes are created equal, with The Handmaidís tale outfit, Spartacus, the Teletubbies, and the Headless Horseman all coming in as some of the least clicked out outfits. As far as advertisers, Amazon led the pack for both products listing ads and traditional text ads during the period with a respective 22.8 percent and 17.8 percent click share on the costume keywords.The online retailer did not make the top ten costume advertisers for product listing ads last year, so it's dominance this year highlighted the success of its expansion into different product listing.


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Yea the statue games are still a thing, ever since Hero Clix and now the sculps are getting ever more detailed.



In development alongside quantum computing, there is experimentation with VR gear and interacting with 3 dimensional landscapes; similar to the visual effects seen in sci-fi movies such as 'Avatar'; sculptured figurines are gonna be a thing.

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Diamond Selectís Newest Marvel Animated Minimates



Series 11 has four all-new 2-packs, including Marvelís Spider-Man featuring Superior Spider-Man and Peter Parker; and Marvelís Avengers: Black Pantherís Quest with Black Panther and Shuri, along with an additional pairing of Captain America and Peggy Carter.

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features fully interchangeable parts and comes with a clear base for wherever you plan to display your new Marvel heroes. They are available exclusively at your nearest Walgreens, and have fun snagging them all! 

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more amazing action collectibles from Diamond Select Toys and more!


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Alright now, they're making toys from Avengers: Black Pantherís Quest. Can't wait to see full size action figures. When something is done well it can't be forgotten.
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Enormous Black Panther Funko set rules over new Hollywood store ó see exclusive photos
By Tyler Aquilina



Supersized, superhero fun!

Funko is welcoming you to WakandaÖ or rather, Wakanda is welcoming you to Funko. The company behind the massively successful Pop line of figurines is opening a brand-new retail location in Los Angeles, and EW has your first look at the massive, Black Panther-themed display that will welcome customers to the store.

Centered around a fully functioning replica of the towering waterfall seen in the Marvel film (the site of TíChallaís hand-to-hand battles for the Wakandan throne), the display features nearly-6-foot-tall Funko Pop statues of Black Panther (as portrayed by Chadwick Boseman), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and a bearded Infinity Wars Captain America (Chris Evans).

Click through to see more exclusive photos of the Black Panther display, which is just one of the many immersive pop culture-inspired sets at the Funko store, located on Hollywood Boulevard and opening to the public Monday, Nov. 18.












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Tis the Season...







Watch it again in high def this Kwanzaa.

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'Black Panther' (2010) review: Even harder to follow than 'Suicide Squad'
The animated mini-series tries to cram an entire Infinity Saga's worth of story into six short episodes.
By Laura Kelly on December 7, 2019

In 2018, moviegoers around the world fell in love with Wakanda after the release of Black Panther. With its engrossing story, complex characters, and stunning effects (mediocre final battle scene aside), Black Panther was a smash hit. It even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

However, most fans donít realize that the 2018 movie wasnít Marvelís first stab at a Black Panther on-screen adaptation. In 2010, BET released a six-episode Black Panther miniseries.

I didnít know much about the series before and was really surprised that it hasnít gotten more attention. It has several big names attached: Djimon Honsou plays TíChalla, Kerry Washington voices Shuri, Alfre Woodard plays the Queen Mother, and Jill Scott plays Storm.




One thing to note is the showís animation style. Itís done in modern stop motion that gives it the look of an animated comic book. Itís meant to be reminiscent of the early superhero cartoons of the 1960s. Back then, this was a cheap way to put together a superhero cartoon without much effort. This would be sufficient until someone could figure out how to do better animation. The movement was very jerky, and the figures seemed to move roughly one limb per panel.

The Black Panther cartoonís animation is a more modern comic-book style. The artwork is done beautifully, and itís clearly a much better product. But sometimes the charactersí movements arenít as fluid as they should be.

I should point out right now that this is not a show for young kids. Itís borderline R-rated violent, itís not afraid to show blood and gore, and it doesnít waste any time getting there. In the very first scene, warriors from an enemy tribe are impaled on spiked traps. And thereís plenty of carnage, from blood to dismemberment to heads on spikes. Radioactive Man even shows up and melts a guyís face right off. It ainít pretty.




One plus is that we do get to see Storm from the X-Men come help the Wakandans fight off their invaders. In the comics, Storm and TíChalla (and later divorced), but we havenít seen this dynamic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ó at least not yet.

Storm and TíChallaís romance is addressed in the show; thereís an entire flashback to the two meeting as teenagers. Apparently, in Wakanda, when a prince comes of age, he gets a sort of bar mitzvah/walkabout. Except instead of a big party where people give you money and presents, this one involves wandering all over the African continent with no food or supplies and praying that you donít die in the desert. If you donít die, youíre a man!



During that trip, TíChalla made his way to Cairo where a young Ororo (Storm) tried to pickpocket him. After catching her in the act, Ororo tells her tale of woe. TíChalla forgives her and then frees her from the clutches of the evil guy forcing her to steal. They travel together, and Ororo develops her mutant weather-controlling powers. What a sweet story!

Except, hold up. Yes, in the comics, Ororo and TíChalla do first meet as teenagers during their respective travels. But guess what? Itís Ororo who comes to the rescue. She saves TíChalla from being kidnapped by Andreas de Ruyter, using her already-developed mutant powers.

So yeah, good job unnecessarily turning one of the X-Menís most powerful members into a damsel-in-distress.




But my main problem with the show is that there is so much crammed into these six, 22-minute long episodes. Too much.

The creators want to address many different aspects of Black Pantherís world, including politics, religion, economics, family relations, etc. Thatís great, but nothing is explored in much depth. And with so much happening, thereís not enough time to really develop the main characters (not even TíChalla) and let the audience form a connection. By comparison, the 2018 movie covered all these subjects masterfully while building up its lead characters to the point where you really feel like you know them.




At the beginning of the show, TíChalla is concerned that his jealous cousin will try to take his throne. I was poised to see some real tension and family conflict (i.e., Killmonger). Except TíChalla just appoints his cousin to the U.N. and packs him off to New York. Problem solved. We donít see said cousin again until the last episode. This Black Panther may be craftier than the MCU version, but it makes for a less exciting story.

The primary conflict involves Ulysses Klaw assembling a superpowered team to conquer Wakanda. Klaw already murdered TíChallaís father fifteen years earlier, and now heís looking to kill TíChalla for the throne.




Oh, and Klawís team stops by Rome for help from the Vatican. Yep, weíve talked about politics already, now itís time to throw religion in there. The Church wants to spread Catholicism in Africa, so theyíre totally on board with the whole invasion thing. They even give Klaw a zealot Black Knight with a magic blade to hack up the infidels.




Also, the Americans are sending in troops to help the Wakandans. But not just any soldiers. These are custom-made zombie cyborg soldiers!

Theyíre the corpses of dead American soldiers slapped together with robotics and cybernetic technology. Really gives new meaning to ďMade in America.Ē



Feeling overwhelmed yet? Because I know I am.

I think this had the potential to be a good show. But it would have been better if it was longer than six episodes. If the creators could have spread everything out over more episodes (possibly with additional seasons) and taken more time to develop their characters, they could have covered all the high points and made something great. Instead, you get a rushed and overly complicated story that fails to say anything particularly interesting.

All of the episodes are on YouTube, so if youíre curious to see an earlier Black Panther adaptation, Iíd say to check it out. But in my opinion, the 2018 Black Panther movie is by far the superior adaptation ó at least until Black Panther 2 arrives in 2022.



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Still makes for a great Kwanzaa gift.
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I am reluctant to see Okoye or any Black Panther character used as fodder to bolster another Marvel hero or villain.
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