Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store 3-28-12

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store 3-28-12

Hi – Here is a quick update from BBTS about another exciting new batch of preorders and more cool new arrivals. Facebook Twitter

VEHICLE VOLTRON TRANSFORMING FIGURE
Most Wanted & Miracle Productions are producing a new 13″ tall version of Vehicle Voltron (Voltron I) that will be over 50% die-cast. It can separate into the 15 individual ships and they in turn can merge into the three larger team ships; it also comes with a number of different weapons and new articulation options. We have this set listed at $259.99.

NEW BOWEN MARVEL STATUES – THUNDERBIRD, RETRO BLACK CAT
Two new Marvel statues are on the way from Bowen Designs. He reaches back into Marvel’s past for both, with 12″ former X-Man Thunderbird and 17″ Black Cat Retro statues each listed at $229.99.

GEARS OF WAR 3 LOCUST HAMMERBURST II FULL SCALE REPLICA
Project Triforce is producing this new replica from the hit game. The weapon weighs in at 36 pounds and is loaded with detail. It is listed at $829.99, $20 off the MSRP.

DESTRUCTOR SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE
This Futurama figure was originally a Toynami SDCC 2011 exclusive, but now we have the chance to get some for our customers. The 11″ figure is limited to 1000 pieces and is priced at $64.99.

KOTOBUKIYA APRIL OFFERINGS
In addition to the Vic Viper Model kit and the Dark Knight Returns and Amazing Spider-Man statues already listed, Kotobukiya has new offerings under Muv-Luv, YuYu Hakusho and Shining Blade menus; all of the new items can also be found at the list under the link.

VENTURE BROTHERS 3.75” BROCK SAMSON – BLACK SHIRT
The first release from the 3-3/4” Venture Brothers line will be Brock Samson. This popular character will have 10 points of articulation and come with a knife. We have this figure listed at $11.99.

DIABLO III ACCESSORIES
Jinx has announced a number of new accessories from Diablo III. We have a logo keychain, a hat, socks, wallet, face belt, face keychain, lanyard, stickers and both a long sleeve t-shirt and a jacket, each in four sizes.

APRIL IMPORT EXCLUSIVES
We have just listed a new bunch of Japan Exclusive figures. We have figures in Fate/Extra, Kamen Rider Greeed Exclusives and a PBM Fourze Module Set, Full Metal Panic Booster & Proto Demolition Gun Set, Gundam Zaku I Sniper Robot Damashii, 1/144 scale HGUC G-Defenser & Flying Armor Set, 1/100 Real Type Color versions of RX-78-2 and Char’s Zaku, Queens Blade, Armored Core, AnoHana, Kyoukai and even four sets of Miku Hatsune Nendoroid Racing 2012 Sets, some of which include Jackets, Backpacks and more.

AVENGERS SENITYPE COLLECTIBLE TICKETS
We have now listed new Senitype collectible tickets for “The Avengers”. We have Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Thor to choose from, each priced at $14.99.

MEN IN BLACK 3 FIGURES
Jakks is producing figures from the upcoming “Men In Black 3″ film. Although we are still waiting on some details, we currently have pre-orders for the first three waves of Basic Figures. Cases of 12 of all three waves are priced at $119.99; sets of five from Series 01 are priced at $69.99 due to the packout, while Series 02 and 03 Sets are priced at $54.99 each. Singles of some figures are also available, priced at $9.99 each. There will also be two waves of Basic Figures with large Accessories; these are listed as Sets of three, priced at $53.99 per set. Finally, we have a pre-order of a 6” Talking Frank the Pug, which is priced at $17.99.

UNIVERSE HOUND & RAVAGE UPGRADE KIT
Our first offering from MGS is this set of weapons and more for Hound & Ravage from the Universe line. In addition to Ravage’s signature missiles on his hip, it offers three different sets of weapons and attachments for Hound, and some of them can be assembled into larger weaponry. This set is listed at $29.99.

EXCLUSIVE MICRON PINPOINTER
We have learned that TakaraTomy will be releasing a new exclusive Micron in Japan every month for the forseeable future. The first figure is Pinpointer which changes from gun to robot (along with wings that suggest an aircraft mode of some kind) and is listed at $64.99.

TEKKAMAN BLADE WITH PEGAS TAMASHII SPEC SET
This Chogokin set includes a 10 cm Tekkaman Blade and a 20cm Pegas which can transforming into flying mode and more. It comes with multiple accessories for Blade and is listed at $137.99.

TEKKAMAN BLADE FIGMA FIGURE
Tekkaman Blade is getting lots of attention this month. In addition to the Tamashii Spec set, Blade is also being released on his own as a Figma articulated figure. He comes with weapons and is priced at $57.99.

TEKKAMAN BLADE METALBOY RESIN KIT
Metal Box is producing the third of this month’s Tekkaman Blade items. This one is a paintable resin kit that stands about 12cm tall when finished. He will be articulated, but will require a pin vise to finish; this kit is listed at $149.99.

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD PLUSHES
Jakks has announced new lines of plushes for the Marvel Super Hero Squad license. In the Clip-On size we have the Case of 12 for $69.99, the Set of 5 for $34.99 and singles of Spider-Man and Iron Man at $5.99 each; the assortment also includes figures like Captain America, the Hulk and Thor. We also have two different assortments of regular plushes with Cases of 12 at $104.99, sets at $49.99 and singles at $9.99 each. In addition to the we have two 12″ Plush Cases of 4 at $69.99 each, a 20″ XL Plush Spider-Man at $22.99 and a 20″ XL Plush Series 02 Set of 2 at $44.99.

NHL SPORTSPICKS SERIES 31 – CASE, SINGLES
The latest wave of McFarlane’s NHL Sportspicks includes Phil Kessel, Wayne Gretzky 10, Andrew Ladd, Carey Price 3, Zdeno Chara and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. We have these singles listed at $13.99 each, or as a case of 8 with a Chase or Collector Level figure (as well as an extra Wayne Gretzky 10 or Zdeno Chara) for $99.99.

DARK KNIGHT RISES 2.5″ FIGURES
Jakks has an awful lot of new items on the horizon; this assortment is from the upcoming Batman movie. The 2.5″ Figure Two-Packs come in a Case assortment of 12 (six of Batman V3 & Bane, Four of Batman V2 & Catwoman, two of Batman V2 & Black Tumbler) priced at $59.99; they are also available as a Set of three for $17.99 and singly (Batman V3 & Bane and Batman V2 & Catwoman) for $4.99 each. There are also two different dioramas with five pieces each, and they are priced at $12.99 apiece.

“THE AVENGERS” 2.5″ FIGURE TWO-PACKS
Jakks is also producing two-packs of 2.5″ figures for the upcoming Avengers movie. This Case includes four each of Iron Man V1 & Thor and Hulk & Iron Man V2 as well as two each of Hawkeye and Captain America and Captain America & Hulk, and is priced at $59.99. They are also listed as a Set of four two-packs for $23.99, adn the two packs with Iron Man figures are listed singly at $4.99 each.

“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” 2.5″ FIGURE TWO-PACK SET
This series from Jakks includes two two-packs — Spider-Man V1 & Lizard and Spider-Man V2 & Lizard, and they are listed as a set for $10.99.

JAKKS DCU 2.5″ FIGURES, PLUSH
The DC Universe won’t be left out of the Jakks 2.5″ figure line. The first Case of two-packs includes five of Superman & Flash, four of Batman & Robin and three of Green Lantern & Aquaman, and is listed at $59.99. The Set of three two-packs is priced at $17.99, and the Superman and batman sets are available singly at $4.99 each. There is also a set of two Diorama Five-Packs at $24.99, a case of 12 5″ Plushes at $69.99 and an 18″ Jumbo Plush Set of 2 for $49.99.

THE FROZEN DEAD PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
This former German soldier stands over 19″ tall (approximately 1/4 scale) with an emaciated face and protruding entrails. He still wears the remains of his SS uniform, and is priced at $334.99, $15 off the MSRP.

BLANX ALPHA 3.75″ CUSTOMIZING BUCK
Go Native’s first release is the introduction of a new line of 3.75″ customizable figures. This blank body is cast in gray with flesh-tone and gray parts, like three pairs of hands and two different heads. We have these figures listed at $8.99 each, or $189.99 for a case of 24, saving you $26.

MARVEL 4″ PVC FIGURES – SINGLES, THREE-PACKS
Monogram is producing a new round of Marvel PVC figures. These 4″ figures come in singles of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow, priced at $5.99 each. They also come in four different three-packs — Cap/Hawkeye/Thor, Iron Man/Hulk/Black Widow, Spider-Man/Wolverine/Cap and Cap/Hulk/Thor; each of these is priced at $14.99.

JUPITER 2 LIGHTING MODEL KIT
This lighting kit for the Moebius Jupiter 2 18″ Model Kit is a great way to customize your ship. It features multiple lighting with the core having two rotating effect speeds, and requires no soldering or wiring. This set is listed at $153.99, $16 off of the MSRP.

HEROCLIX 10TH ANNIVERSARY COUNTERTOP DISPLAYS OF 24 – MARVEL, DC
These two sets each contain 24 figures, broken down into 12 early appearance and 12 Modern Age appearance versions of characters, which can then use a Battlefield Promotion mechanic to evolve during the game. Each Display is listed at $64.99.

TONNER DOLLS
A wide variety of dolls have been listed from Tonner’s main line. We have Precarious, Cami & Jon, DeeAnna Denton Antoinette and Tonner Fashions items available, so be sure to check out these new offerings.

SCALE STORE 1/6 SCALE ACCESSORIES
Scale Store has solicited two new 1/6 scale items – a tri-microphone Podium at $33.99 and a Gate Scene Environment with window at $72.99. The Environment is loaded with city-type detail, while the Podium has a beautiful woodgrain finish.

WHERE’S MY WATER
Where’s My Water is one of the more popular phone games, and now it has its own line of figures and plushes from Jakks. The plush Case includes five of Swampy plus two each of Cranky and Ally and is listed at $84.99; you can also get them as a set of three for $39.99 or a single of Swampy for $9.99. They also come in a 10″ plush size, with the Case of 4 including two of Swampy and one each of Ally and Cranky priced at $64.99; there is also a 20″ Jumbo Plush Swampy for $44.99. There are also two lines of figures: a 3.5″ Figure with Bathtub for $14.99 and a 2″ Two-Pack Set of 2 (Swampy & Ally, Swampy & Cranky) at $21.99.

CAPTAIN ACTION DELUXE FIGURE, COSTUME SETS
Round Two has released their first Captain Action figures. The 11.5″ tall Captain Action Deluxe Figure comes in his original costume with weapons and accessories and is priced at $39.99 ($5 off the MSRP). We also have the Captain America and Spider-Man Costume Sets available, each priced at $29.99. The Cap set comes with both of his shields, a complete costume and a Steve Rogers head, while Spider-Man includes a Peter Parker head, a complete costume, web shooters and more. Each Costume set to be released this year will also come with a part of a Hawkeye costume – collect them all to assemble the complete costume set.

THINKGEEK ITEMS
A large shipment of items has arrived from ThinkGeek. We now have Starfleet iPhone 4 cases, Plush Enterprises, Portal bookends and more. If you are looking for shower curtains, cookie jars, magnets, coasters and more from licenses like Dexter, Portal, Minecraft or Star Trek, be sure to take a peek at the list at the link.

DRAGON BALL KAI S.H. FIGUARTS SUPER SAIYAN 3 SON GOKU FIGURE
This long-awaited figure has finally arrived. Original slated to be a Japan exclusive, but then one of our vendors was able to import it as well, so we have plenty for our customers. He comes with an energy field effect, a display stand and more, and is listed at $54.99.

BOWEN MARVEL STATUES
Two new Bowen Designs statues are new ready to join your collection. The Ultimates Captain America 13.5″ Metallic Variant Website Exclusive statue is priced at $249.99, and the Cyclops X-Factor 12″ Website Exclusive shows Scott in his dark blue and white costume and is listed at $199.99.

S.H. FIGUARTS SKY HIGH
The latest hero from Tiger & Bunny to be released in the S.H. Figuarts line is Sky High. He comes with his jet pack as well as other accessories, and is listed at $59.99.

KAMEN RIDER S.H. FIGUARTS
Three Kamen Rider S.H. Figuarts items have arrived. We have the Sky Rider figure listed at $40.99, the Fourze Module Set 01 at $25.99 and the Fourze Stand & Effect Set at $19.99.

HOT WHEELS ELITE CULT CLASSICS 1:18 SCALE ECTO-1
We have also restocked this popular replica of the vehicle used by the Ghostbusters in the movie of the same name. This one is listed at $114.99, and is a great gift for any Ghostbusters fan.

TWILIGHT ZONE MYSTIC SEER REPLICA
This piece is a working replica of the original shown in the “Nick of Time” episode of the show’s original run. It measures 13.5″ tall and dispenses fortunes, and is listed at $249.99.

MW-02 RAGER
This little guy is so popular that we have had to do multiple restocks of him. He is currently back in stock now, priced at $19.99. If you missed out on him before, be sure to get yours now.

KM-02 KNIGHT MORPHER ANNIHILATOR
We have received a small restock of this figure. It is done in black with orange and gold accents and is listed at $89.99, $10 off the MSRP.

HEADROBOTS CENTURION SET
This is a great way to upgrade your Cerebros figure. It includes both the Japanese and American versions of his headmaster, along with a Power Sword with clear red blade. We have this set listed at $59.99.

TRANSFORMERS PRIME SERIES 01 DVD, BLU-RAY
The first season of the newest Transformers show is now available. We have the DVD set priced at $29.99, and the Blu-Ray Set complete with TF: Prime Graphic Novel at $64.99.

DISNEY POOK-A-LOOZ 12″ PLUSH FIGURES
We have received our order of Pook-A-Looz plush figures. We now have the Mad Hatter, Cinderella, Alice, Grumpy, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear, Minnie Mouse and the Cheshire Cat, and each is listed at $12.99.

Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the many cool new items shown above.

Thanks!

Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Custom Spotlight: OnlineBuyer21 Custom Releases for Week of March 27th

OnlineBuyer21 (Alan) has a ton of new releases.  We have only come to expect the best from Alan and he consistently delivers!

Check out what else he has in the hopper over at Imagination Toys.

Here are pictures of each figure up for auction and of course the links and his full eBay Store:

Astonishing Colossus

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Daredevil

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Quicksilver

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Wonderman

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Hercules

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Psylocke

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X-Force Archangel Deathmask

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The Blob

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Logan w/ Custom Chopper

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FF Thing

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Gambit

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Firestar

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Happy bidding everyone!

Soundgarden comes out of hiding for Avengers soundtrack

Soundgarden comes out of hiding for Avengers soundtrack

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records announce the return of Soundgarden with the release of the band’s first song in 15 years, “Live to Rise.”  The song will be featured in the end credits to this year’s highly anticipated movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers.”  “Live to Rise” is included on Avengers Assemble, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. Avengers Assemble will be released on May 1, 2012.
Soundgarden stated, “We’ve been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this Fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original song for ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our new song ‘Live To Rise,’ which is also the only new song in the film. Here’s a taste. Loudest of Love.”
Also, The Avengers original motion picture soundtrack, with score by Oscar®-nominated and GRAMMY-winning composer Alan Silvestri (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Forrest Gump,” the “Back to the Future” trilogy) will be available at online retailers on May 1, 2012.
With over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history. At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning. In the last two years since Soundgarden has reunited, they have headlined festivals, toured the world and released their first retrospective titled Telephantasm which included the previously unreleased song, “Black Rain” and their first live album, Live on I-5. The press has exalted their return to the stage and the music scene. Rolling Stone called their headline performance at Lollapalooza “an epic set … a blueprint of the Seattle sound,” where the Chicago Tribune hailed them as “one of the last great hard-rock bands to emerge in the last 25 years.”  The band are currently in the studio in Seattle writing and recording their first LP in over 15 years, which is set for release in 2012.
In addition to Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise,” the Avengers Assemble collection features original songs inspired by the exciting and action-packed film event. The diverse range of artists includes Rise Against, Shinedown, Bush and Redlight King.
The Avengers Assemble track list follows:
1.  Live to Rise Performed by Soundgarden
2.  I’m Alive Performed by Shinedown
3.  Dirt and Roses Performed by Rise Against
4.  Even If I Could Performed by Papa Roach
5.  Unbroken Performed by Black Veil Brides
6.  Breath Performed by Scott Weiland
7.  Comeback Performed by Redlight King
8.  Into the Blue Performed by Bush
9.  A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix) Performed by Evanescence
10. Count Me Out Performed by PUSHERJONES
11. Shoot to Thrill Performed by Theory of a Deadman
12. Wherever I Go Performed by Buckcherry
13. From Out of Nowhere Performed by Five Finger Death Punch
14. Shake the Ground Performed by Cherri Bomb
ADDITIONAL TRACK ON THE INTERNATIONAL RELEASE:
15. Pistols At Dawn Performed by Kasabian
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.  “Marvel’s The Avengers” is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.
The film releases in theaters on May 4, 2012.
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and Marvel’s The Avengers original motion picture soundtrack will be available May 1, 2012 wherever music is sold.
Teenage Mutant Alien Ninja Turtles (an open letter to Michael Bay)

Teenage Mutant Alien Ninja Turtles (an open letter to Michael Bay)

I grew up with GI Joe.  My brother picked up on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles heavy.  I won’t say I didn’t get it.  I did, I enjoyed all things Turtles.  At the end of the day though, I was never really all that passionate about them.  However, I realize that to all of their fans, TMNT is one of the greatest things ever.  There are 40 year old men walking around that still have a crush on cartoon April, and you can even hear hints of Michelangelo and Rafael speaking through some of the most devout fans many years removed from the original TV show / follow up movies.  All this, while the comics are still running (they are still running right?) and following a clear original mythos.

The fact that someone would step in at this point in time and say they know better with regards to one of cartoon, comic, and action figure lore’s most iconic properties is an abomination and an insult even to me.

Michael Bay, I hope you fail with every movie you make. 

I was willing to try with Transformers and you really botched that up…but you said you knew better there too, didn’t you.

Michael Bay, stop making movies, stop ruining peoples childhood fancy’s. 

Sincerely,

MUReview.net

Ultimate Spider-Man Kickoff Parties in NY & LA

Ultimate Spider-Man Kickoff Parties in NY & LA

From Marvel.com:

Fans in both New York City and Los Angeles will have the chance to catch an advanced screening of the “Ultimate Spider-Man” premiere as well as meet some of the series’ stars and creators in two special launch parties, held at Midtown Comics in New York and Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles!

Check out more details for each party and invite your friends at our Facebook event pages for the New York and Los Angeles shindigs!

Scroll down for the full scoop on each event, and keep it tuned to Marvel.com for all things “Ultimate Spider-Man” as we get ready for the series premiere this Sunday, April 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!

Los Angeles “Ultimate Spider-Man” Kickoff Party

Can’t wait to jump into the Marvel Universe on Disney XD this April? Marvel Television invites you to watch the first full episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” with a star-studded kickoff event at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard) from 12 p.m. PT – 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday, March 31!

Great for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as Q&A with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau of Man of Action (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”), Misty Lee (voice of Aunt May) AND Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET). Plus, meet Spider-Man in person!

WHO: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”), Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”), Misty Lee (“Ultimate Spider-Man”)
WHAT: Screenings of “Ultimate Spider-Man,” comic book giveaway and signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood)

EVENT SCHEDULE:
12pm–1:30pm:  Signing with series talent and stars
1:30pm – 2:00pm: VIP/Press Q&A (talent available for separate interviews after 2pm Q&A)
1:30pm –  4:30pm: Photos with Spider-Man
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of “Ultimate Spider-Man” premiere episode every half hour

Don’t miss this Mighty Marvel Event full of giveaways, prizes and even the chance to meet Spider-Man himself!
New York “Ultimate Spider-Man” Kickoff Party

Can’t wait to jump into the Marvel Universe on Disney XD this April? Marvel Television wants to invite you to watch the first full episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” with a special kickoff at Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.) from on Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Fun for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as a Q&A with Marvel and TV animation powerhouses Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”) and Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET).

WHO: Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”), Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic)
WHAT: Screening of “Ultimate Spider-Man,” Comic Book giveaway and book signing
WHEN: Saturday, March 31
WHERE: Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton St.)

Event schedule:
12pm–1:00pm:  Signing with series talent
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Talent available for press interviews
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of “Ultimate Spider-Man” premiere episode every half hour