mondocon 2019 recap

In its fifth year, MondoCon is bigger than ever. In the convention’s program, co-founder and creative director Mitch Putnam mentioned this year’s con is “the first time it actually feels like we’ve hit our full potential.” Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Movie, music, and comic book fans love Mondo for all of the rad collector items they make. Hell, I’m one of them. People line up for hours (and even camp out overnight) to get their hands on the latest releases, and this year was no different. I had the pleasure of attending this year’s two-day convention, which by far was their biggest and best event yet.

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Ratatouille LEGO Set

If there’s one Pixar Animation movie that doesn’t get as much respect as it deserves, it’s Ratatouille. While on the surface the movie is about cooking, it’s moreso about passion and realizing that everything you love is some kind of art. That includes building a LEGO set, and one brilliant master builder has created an incredible Ratatouille LEGO set of the final restaurant that Linguini and his little chef Remy start together. It’s not an official Ratatouille LEGO set, but it can be with your support. Read More »

Mondo Black Panther Vinyl Soundtrack

In case you hadn’t heard, Mondo will slowly be releasing all of the soundtracks to the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They started with a bit of a softball by releasing Ant-Man and the Wasp back in April, but now they’re giving one of Marvel’s best soundtracks the vinyl treatment.

Ludwig Göransson‘s score for Black Panther pulses and thumps into your ears throughout blockbuster superhero movie, and now you can finally bring it home to your stereo system on a new collectible Mondo vinyl soundtrack featuring the complete score on a 3xLP. Check out the new Mondo Black Panther vinyl soundtrack below. Read More »

Martin Ansin Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Print

This past weekend, pop culture art collectors descended upon Austin, Texas for the fifth edition of MondoCon, a convention dedicated solely to original artwork created for movies, television, video games and more. One of the most coveted new prints to come out of the convention was revealed at a special screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Thankfully, even though the special edition of the new print by Martin Ansin handed out at the screening is sold out and will cost you a significant upcharge in the secondhand market, there’s a timed edition available for order now. Read More »

Alternate Iron Man Credits Scene

Last night, Kevin Feige was given the Stan Lee World Builder Award at the 2019 Saturn Awards, honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Feige wasn’t on-hand to accept the award in-person, but he did send along a heartfelt thank you, and he included a special surprise for everyone in attendance and tuning in online.

During his acceptance speech, Kevin Feige announced that there will be a box set released later this year that contains all 23 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that make up what is now called The Infinity Saga. That might not sound like a big deal since all of those movies are available on home video, but this box set will sweeten the collection with deleted scenes and other footage that has been locked up in Marvel’s vault. To tease the kind of footage he’s talking about, Feige introduced an alternate, never-before-seen alternate credits scene for Iron Man, which references Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men. Watch it below. Read More »

NYCC 2019 Funko POPs

New York Comic-Con is coming in just a few weeks, and along with all the usual news that comes out of the convention about blockbuster movies and your favorite and newly anticipated TV shows, there is also plenty of exclusive merchandise. Since this is one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the United States, exclusive Funko POPs will be there in full force, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reveals that will be on sale at the convention. Check out the NYCC Funko POPs below. Read More »

Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray Box Set

Shout Factory and Sacred Bones Records are teaming up to release the ultimate Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray box set. The new release not only comes with the latest special edition Blu-ray of the movie starring Kurt Russell, but there are several different versions that comes with extra goodies like a Steelbook version of the Blu-ray, official lithograph artwork, and a limited edition vinyl soundtrack featuring recent recordings of some of the film’s score by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Get the details on the new Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray box set below. Read More »

The Office Dwight Bobblehead

The cast of The Office finally joined the endlessly expanding roster of Funko POP vinyl figures available in stores. But if you’re not down with those little collectible figures, the folks at Hot Topic and Boxlunch have you covered with a few perfect items that any Dunder-Mifflin employee would be honored to have.

Not only has Dwight Schrute’s personal bobblehead gifted to him by Angela been mass produced again for fans, but there’s also a Dundie Award that you can get your hands on. But the real treat is framed wall art of the watercolor painting that Pam creates for her art show. Check out all the items below. Read More »

Star Wars LEGO Star Destroyer

There’s a new Star Wars LEGO Star Destroyer coming to shelves next month. Actually, it might be the only thing that fits on a given shelf since it measures a whopping 43 inches long and is made up of 4,784 pieces. There will be no one to stop the Empire this time.

The LEGO Star Destroyer is the latest addition to the Ultimate Collector Series of LEGO sets, many of which have been vehicles from a galaxy far, far away. And while this isn’t quite as big as the UCS version of the Millennium Falcon, it’s still an impressive assembly of LEGO bricks. Check it out in all its glory below. Read More »

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Halloween Expanded Soundtrack Vinyl

Last year, director/writer David Gordon Green and co-writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley delivered the best Halloween sequel yet with a movie that retconned every single sequel to the original movie in order to pick up the story 40 years later. Jamie Lee Curtis returned, as did Michael Myers actor (and now filmmaker) Nick Castle to bring back John Carpenter‘s terrifying slasher in a thrilling new way.

But one of the most integral parts of this successful franchise revival was the Halloween soundtrack with music composed by John Carpenter, as well as his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. Now you can pick up a new vinyl edition of the Halloween soundtrack that comes in limited edition lenticular packaging and comes with 28 more minutes of music. Check out the new Halloween expanded soundtrack vinyl release below. Read More »