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11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: QMx

If you're a sci-fi fan, you should really know about QMx (Quantum Mechanix). Their entire existence is like a love letter to all of my favorite sci-fi TV franchises. At SDCC this year, the marquee features were two large scal...

Tianxiao Ma


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






QMx lists their SDCC exclusives photo
QMx lists their SDCC exclusives
by Tianxiao Ma

Quantum Mechanix (QMx) has announced their SDCC exclusives, and while they don't look like anything I'd fight someone to get (the gold standard for exclusives), they do seem like cool souvenirs.

First up is a gold Millennium Falcon keychain. This one is certainly no hunk of junk - it's barely a hunk of anything at all. It's a gold plated 1/700-scale replica that will run you just US$14.95.

After that is maybe my own personal favorite: a tiny gold Serenity replica on a bronze leaf. Given the symbolic nature of this piece, I'd like to pour one out for our dear Hoban Washburne. This keychain will also be US$14.95.

Lastly we have a set of three DC-themed posters. They feature Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy illustrated in the style of classic pinup ladies. You can get the set for US$24.95.

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Funko's next SDCC batch has SpongeBob mashups and Disney Mystery Minis photo
Funko's next SDCC batch has SpongeBob mashups and Disney Mystery Minis
by Vanessa Cubillo

It’s Monday, so that means Funko has announced another batch of SDCC exclusives. This one opens up with a Pop! mashup between SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. SpongeBob is green, with Leonardo’s blue bandana, and two silver spatulas as weapons.

With him is Plankton dressed exactly like Shredder. These two will come together in a special collectible lunchbox tin. Next up, is a special version of Hannibal Lecter. From the TV show, Hannibal, this exclusive is splattered with blood.

After all these Pop! figures, there will be an exclusive Disney Mystery Minis series. There will be 12 figures from popular Disney movies like Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland. The last two exclusives comes from the cult favorite, Firefly.

As part of the ReAction series, these two special versions of Jayne Cobb and Malcolm Reynolds will come with their signature accessories. Enter to try and win this prize pack on social media, and keep watching for more SDCC announcements. What exclusives would you like to see? 

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Under the Radar: Catch this articulated 1/6 Mal Reynolds before he goes to the special hell photo
Under the Radar: Catch this articulated 1/6 Mal Reynolds before he goes to the special hell
by Tianxiao Ma

Firefly may have been canned 11 years ago (holy cow that makes me feel old) but its fandom has stayed true. In fact I think some portion of them are keeping Castle on the air, but I digress...

Quantum Mechanix is at least partially about catering to Firefly fans, so they announced yet another great-looking Mal Reynolds figure. Word came out last week that an articulated, 1/6-scale Mal Reynolds figure will be the first in a new line of such collectibles. It was unveiled at Dallas Comic Con over the weekend. Click through for more details and my impressions!

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6:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Pre-order QM's Serenity now, get an insane bill later

Joss Whedon's space western Firefly has an absurdly dedicated fanbase... to which I don't belong, having never developed a taste for the show. That said, it's hard not to appreciate an impressive-looking spaceship when you se...

Scarecroodle

11:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Get Wash's iconic dinosaur toys from Firefly

One scene from Firefly that really made me smile was Wash playing with the toy dinosaurs that sit near the controls to Serenity. They were just plastic toys but seeing the way the pilot loving played with them, combined ...

Natalie Kipper

12:30 PM on 07.21.2013

SDCC 2013: Quantum Mechanix

In terms of things that appealed to me personally, Quantum Mechanix was the big winner at Comic Con. Their booth wasn't the biggest or the flashiest, but it tapped into all of my nerdy sci-fi love. Star Trek, Battlestar Galac...

Tianxiao Ma



Custom Made Monday: Lights, camera, art photo
Custom Made Monday: Lights, camera, art
by Brian Szabelski

This week on Custom Made Monday, we've gone to the movies for a bit! Or maybe back to the 1920s ... or the pages of your comic book ... or into the sky on a jetpack ... or all of the above. Why? Because they're all among this week's customs, silly.

Hit the jump to check it all out!

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Custom Made Monday: Man or machine ... or mouse photo
Custom Made Monday: Man or machine ... or mouse
by Brian Szabelski

Custom Made Monday is back this week after a brief C2E2-related vacation (pre-event preparation, mostly), and it seems in our time, we've missed a few things. Notably, there's some new custom designer toys worth sharing, but there's also some great work in the areas of Lego construction and handmade non-vinyl pieces that deserve attention, too. And at least one of those is Firefly related.

As usual, hit the jump to check out what's new this week!

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6:00 PM on 08.08.2012

You can't take the sky from this LEGO Brick Serenity

What happens when you give an amazing builder (Adrian Drake) a whole lot of LEGO Bricks (70,000 of them) and a whole lot of time to play with them (about 475 hours over 21 months)? You get... this thing of beauty. This 7-foot...

Kristina Pino

9:30 PM on 07.16.2012

SDCC 2012: Quantum Mechanix (part two)

Now we get to what makes Quantum Mechanix so amazing: big huge spaceship models! I'm very sad I couldn't be at SDCC, because I would have loved to see these in person. Still, I'm glad Brian took so many photos. These are defi...

Tianxiao Ma



9:00 PM on 07.16.2012

SDCC 2012: Quantum Mechanix (part one)

As a sci-fi TV show nerd and a figure collector, Quantum Mechanix is one of my favorite companies. And though I can't afford their more extravagant merchandise, there were plenty of smaller things to see at SDCC. Several Batt...

Tianxiao Ma