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Robots on the march — Vectis tinplate toys auction announced, includes Flash Gordon rarity

Just some of the robots that will be in the Vectis auction in March 2016. Image courtesy Vectus

Next month, on Tuesday 15th March, Vectis Auctions will present an ‘Out of this World’ collection of robots, space vehicles, flying saucers and rockets — almost 1000 pieces of tinplate, metal and plastic pieces from European, Japanese, Asian and American manufacturers, including a rare Flash Gordon-related item. The catalogue for this auction hasn’t been published yet, but the army of robots and other ... Read More »

Saga’s Lying Cat talking toy launched

Lying Cat Plush Toy _ Emerald City Comicon Variant

Fans of Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan best selling Saga comic book attending the US Emerald City Comicon will probably fighting for this talking plush variant of the title’s “Lying Cat”. The release should go some way to assuaging some of the comic’s fans complaints at a lack merchandise. First seen in Issue One of the much-loved title, Lying ... Read More »

Duran Duran, David Cassidy Look-In art and more goes under the hammer

The "Duran Duran" strip from Look-In Issue 50, by Steve McGarry

A huge auction at Stroud Auction Rooms this week, offering antique guns, Hornby trains, art prints (including a Battle of Britain print by Frank Wooton), also features a number of comic art pages from Look-In and other comics featuring top TV characters and actors, by artists such as Barrie Mitchell, Bill Titcombe and Martin Asbury – including strips featuring Duran Duran and David ... Read More »

UK’s Spring Fair to showcase new Deadpool costumes — and a Batman ukulele!

Rubies Deadpool Costumes - Promotional Image

Marvel wall lights, Deadpool costumes, a new Captain America-inspired lifestyle collection and Beano-inspired games are just some of the comic-inspired items that will be on display at the upcoming Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham this coming weekend. Blackburn-based JWP Ltd launched its 3DLightFX Marvel range of 3D Wall lights last year, promoted across selected children’s television channels in November. ... Read More »

Flood Damage Prompts Online Art Auction by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Bryan Talbot - The Tale of One Bad Rat Book 2 Page 25

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is to auction some fantastic pieces of original comic art in an effort to raise funds after the loss of thousands of pounds worth of giclees, prints, tables, books and other equipment in the devastating floods that hit Kendal last December. The Festival has  been helping others in Kendal affected by the floods that wreaked havoc on the North West, ... Read More »

Danger Mouse comic one step closer to release?

A promotional image for the new Danger Mouse

The long-awaited Danger Mouse comic – based on the smash hit new series – could be one step nearer to publication, after publisher DC Thomson advertised for staff for the title. DC Thomson was announced as a major licensing partner last June, before the animated comedy series launched on CBBC, along with Jazwares who were appointed master toy partner, with Penguin to release books based on the show. ... Read More »

Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

Episode 12 of the Heros the Spartan story "Eagle of the Fifth", written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy

The reports there’s now another chance to own a spread of ‘Heros the Spartan” from Eagle. Offered on eBay, the page in question is Episode 12 from the “Eagle of the Fifth” story written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy, published in Eagle cover dated 25th May 1963 (Volume 16:11). “Someone smart has not stored it on a wall ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s Panda-a-Panda comic heads to animation after stunning Kickstarter success


Popular Hong Kong comic series Panda-a-Panda has secured funding to launch its first stop motion animation through Kickstarter, teaming with JazWings, a platform to help creators bring their ideas for characters, toys, games and more to life, to take it global. Panda-a-Panda, which stars clever bears On and Guy Guy, has entertained for 10 years in Hong Kong and, based on the amount of spin-off merchandise ... Read More »

New Asterix Merchandise in the works for UK Market

Asterix and the Missing Scroll -SNIP

Start Licensing have been appointed to represent Asterix for a further two years by the property’s owners, Éditions Albert-René – and there are new items of merchandise in the works for British fans of the character. “We have some new licensees in the pipeline,” said Start Licensing’s Ian Downes, “and the recent activity around the new album has renewed interest in ... Read More »

New “Polar Express” prints from Dark Hall Mansion celebrate the festive season

Polar Express by Nicholas DeLort - Colourway Variant

The wonderful art print publishers Dark Hall Mansion have just released this special holiday treat – officially licensed limited edition “The Polar Express” prints by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas DeLort, who also created their brilliant Universal Classic Monsters series. Released in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, brings home Nicolas Delort’s beautiful and evocative vision of the holiday film, The Polar Express, ... Read More »

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