Original article here: Pop Culture Fun Malaysia = Mighty Muggs 2018 Have Landed!
Kuala Lumpur, 8 January 2018: Just a week into the new year, I was walking thru Aeon Sunway Pyramid and caught a glimpse of a very small size Hasbro box reading “6 Pcs” and “MARVEL CLASSIC”. Wait a minute. I haven’t seen this before.
THAT HASBRO BROWN BOX
Obviously my eyes are searching to see if it says Marvel Legends and in particularly the earlier X-Men wave which I am still hoping to get Deadpool and to see (for the first time), a Deadpool on the retail store shelf that isn’t sold in SET or sold by scalpers! haha
Anyhow the box read MVL MIGHTY MUGGS AST and it drew me closer. All the thoughts were jogging thru my head… trying to figure out what Wave was this? What characters? I didn’t even know that this project was CONFIRMED revived other than just sample photos last year. And from those photos, they didn’t look interesting. Then there is also the pricing issue… that usually is the deciding factor.
I was surprised that I saw it first at Aeon and not Toys R Us as we know that TRU just takes in so much stock of Hasbro, Mattel and Lego products. It really was a pleasant surprise to bump into this as I am a BIG collector of the original Mighty Muggs (2007)… so so on the Mini Muggs and very rarely Micro Muggs because it was more like the Iron Man Micro Muggs -__-
So this is the official Wave 1 – Marvel Mighy Muggs (2018) MARVEL CLASSIC line up in the box of six figures. 2x Captain America, 1x Groot, 1x Hulk, 1x Spider-man, 1x Black Widow. RM59.90 each. Each character comes with 3 facial expressions. Just push the head down to switch it. Reminds me so much of the He-Man (and the Masters of the Universe) character toy – Man-E Faces. Though appearing rarely in the cartoon series, most kids just had to have this toy figure because – you change his face = THAT’S COOL!! haha.
THOUGHTS ON THE ITEM
The first reaction to the images that surfaced last year was that the look of the art work. Something about it that didn’t jazz attractively enough for me. Some friends were spot on when they said.. the characters now have a Disney touch to the way they look, and I do agree. I felt it had more cartoony / kiddy style then a comic / cartoon style which was what drew us to it the first time round. This and the fact that it was priced affordably for the average spending fan!
On a closer look as Captain America fan, this version does look a lot like the Captain America: The First Avenger movie (WWII) costume version rather than what it says on the box – ‘Marvel Classic’ haha unless this has now become a ‘classic’ hit for fans… and they only plan to release ONE version of Cap (yea right), then ok lah hehe Exect many more versions & in different colours … metalic… non metalic… exclusives SDCC, Toys R Us, Walmart, Walgreens, PX Previews, Entertainment Earth etc. the list goes on haha
Really didn’t plan to add to the list of Stuff To Buy but the price was pretty decent, it was Captain America and its a Mighty Muggs reiteration
Am glad the Muggs are back as it all came to an abrupt stop back in the original run… for no apparent reason. So I hope it continues to run long & wide. Happy 10 years later reboot #MightyMuggs
Yet another new item to put into the collection checklist. For it to come back from the dead is as good as in a new licensee producing something cool x__x haha #BadFortheWallet #Pokai #SuckMyMoney RM59.90 for each is pretty decent price for a cute chibi licensed collectible like this.
Here at Pop Culture Fun MY, we don’t just want to post news of what the world is getting and what Malaysia is NOT getting -__- so as the titled says – this is the stuff that has LANDED here in Malaysia retail outlets… and we’re not talking about specialty toy stores either. They would have their own FB page website.
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26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur: Yesterday was the start of the first ever Prime 1 Studio mini exhibition in Malaysia (mall event). It is being held at on the busy ground floor of Avenue K, right in the heart of the golden triangle of shopping, in KL.
There’s a collectibles area with lotsa Hot Toys, SH Figuarts, Cosbabys etc. for sale. Our local Marvel store SuperHeroes United is also there with official licensed #Marvel apparel / accessories for sale, plus a buy 3 – 1 free offer!!
Other content scheduled to take place are:
1) Cosplay Competition
2) A talk on Toy Sculpting by Blackz GBC
3) A talk on Customized Costumes & Props by Helios-E
For more info on whats happening go to the Avenue K page:http://avenuek.com.my/www/akcf/
It’s really nice to see western pop culture stuff popping up at an event… and it’s most refreshing to see a western pop culture event all by itself!! Some may say that it is small… but hey! We’ve got to start some where!! High traffic venues are not just throwing themselves at organisers… nor is free $$$,$$$ falling from the sky xD haha Kudos to ShiokToys Collectibles & team with Prime 1 Studios, for continuing to be active to promote the passion for pop culture heroes!
More photos in our FB page: AK Collectors Festival 2017
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Oh man… the time is finally here. This is the last piece of the Hell’s Kitchen heroes team The Defenders… or Defenders Assemble if you like haha Any how it all started out with the debut of the NETFLIX exclusive Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 which lead to Jessica Jones Season 1, then Daredevil Season 2, followed by Harlem’s hero for hire Luke Cage. Now comic book fans will be excited to view all 17 episodes of Mr. Cage’s partner from the comics… the other ‘hero for hire’ – Mr. Danny Rand aka Iron Fist!
A big thanks to Netflix & Marvel Entertainment / Marvel TV for taking a chance on the genre & series that began with Daredevil! It has really changed the style & artistic story telling of ‘TV series’! If you guys are reading this… please notice me!! xD A little big fan from a country called Malaysia!! 😀 Keep up the good work guys… now for some special time with Danny & Colleen!!
ALL 17 Episodes of @MarvelIronFist Marvel’s Iron Fist NOW streaming on @Netflix_MY @NetflixAsia Netflix Netflix Asia Danny Rand has joint he Hell’s Kicthen community!! One more step close to @TheDefenders The Defenders huhu #IronFist #MarvelIronFist #DannyRand #Netflix #NetFlixAsia#NetflixMY #TheDefenders #PopCultureFunMY
Also available in the Marvel series on Netflix: Daredevil Season 1 & 2, Jessica Jones Season 1 and Luke Cage Season 1. Coming soon later in 2017 – The Defenders Season 1!! huhu
Here is the first of our Pop Watch Previews! A new brief segment on upcoming shows in the CINEMA or CABLE which are catching our interest!
What is Legion?
Legion is the FOX (2oth Century Fox) mutant entry into the TV series genre. This is a mile stone achievement as this is show will be the first collaboration between Marvel & FOX! So far it’s the closest Marvel will get to their mutants on an screen! So the story follows a guy named David Haller… aka Legion, who has many different powers, commanded by different personalities. In the comics he is also know as Professor Charles Xavier’s son and a member of the the X-Men. Legion is an Omega Level mutant, who can bend time & space at will if made whole with all his powers!
In America, this 8 episode series will debut on the FX HD channel… but for us Malaysians…. we are fortunate to have get this on on our very own Astro… in HD too huhu!
LEGION premieres in Malaysia at 9pm
Thursday, 9 Feb 2017
FOX HD [Astro Channel 724]
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As the new year starts to set in & we start to go about our business-as-usual… I have put together a Pop-Culture Watch – Movie List for 2017. This is something we always wanted to do as movie fans since back in the day, when the most of us chilled out at the MySciFiFan Outpost Cafe in the mid 2000’s located at the former Cineleisure Damansara… now know as e@Curve. Nowadays, it’s not only the movies that we are looking forward too. TV / Cable channels like Astro, Hypp TV, Iflix and Netflix also have many of our pop culture icons like Marvel & DC Comic characters! So here is my Pop Culture picks or to watch list 2017 in the CINEMA & on CABLE! I present to you The Pop Watch List 2017!!
12 Jan – Arrival*
19 Jan – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
26 Jan – xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage
*Whats ‘Arrival‘? Well in short, this is a Sci-Fi movie directed by Mr. Denis Villeneuve previously known for his gritty hardcore drama Sicario (2015), starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin. He did so well here & the above mentioned Arrival that the trustees of Sci-Fi icon movie Blade Runner (1982) have given him the Director duties for the up coming sequel Blade Runner 2049. Hollywood already has rumours that Mr. Denis is also being considered to take on yet another Sci-Fi movie icon – Dune (1984). Sicario (2015) was a really gripping, intense & brutal take on a common theme – “US border war on drugs”. Arrival was released in the USA on 11 November and think it was a definitive movie in which convinced the powers that be to hand him Blade Runner 2049. So The Captain is really looking forward to watching this!! 😀
9 Feb – Lego Batman Movie
9 Feb – John Wick 2: Chapter Two**
9 Feb, 9pm FOX HD [Astro Channel 724] – Legion (8 Episode TV Series)*
18 Feb – Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
23 Feb – Guardians (Zashchitniki)#
*What is Legion? Legion is the FOX (2oth Century Fox) mutant entry into the TV series genre. This is a mile stone achievement as this is show will be the first collaboration between Marvel & FOX! So far it’s the closest Marvel will get to their mutants on an screen! So the story follows a guy named David Haller… aka Legion, who has many different powers, commanded by different personalities. In the comics he is also know as Professor Charles Xavier’s son and a member of the the X-Men. Legion is an Omega Level mutant, who can bend time & space at will if made whole with all his powers!
**What is John Wick 2? Have you not seen the first one? To quote http://www.imdb.com – John Wick is a story about an ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Sounds familiar, common and “we’ve seen it before”??? But wait…. it’s much more about how he dispatches his enemies and the cinematography it was caught in that is the highlight. The director is a highly aclaimed stuntman, Chad Stahelski, which makes him have a different eye for fight scenes! And the irony of Keanu Reeves… who performed the all new ultra stylistic fighting sequences from the Matrix Trilogy movies is now in this role! Class act! I have not seen such cool fighting gun play since the ‘Cleric gun kata’ style from the movie Equilibrium (2002). Enjoy!!
#What is Guardians? No this is not related to Guardians of the Galaxy in any way. Guardians is a Russian movie called Zashchitniki. Basically it’s a story of the Russian government putting together a team combatants… enhancing them to super hero levels… to battle super villains! Sound familiar? Well I like to call it Russian Super Soldiers which also sounds like the Marvel’s Soviet Super Soldiers consisting of the Red Guardian, Darkstar, Vanguard, Ursa Major & Crimson Dynamo. There were the equivalent of the Russian Avengers haha Well, this one is totally original… though I’m sure there will be a lot of borrowed ideas but I’m still looking forward to it. That character that is a mix of Ursa Major & King (Tekken) sold me! So typical Russian liking towards bears huhu! Also I enjoyed Night Watch (2004) & Day Watch (2006) so why not this movie!
2 Mar – Logan
9 Mar – Kong: Skull Island
17 Mar on Netflix – Marvel’s Iron Fist (13 Episode Series)
23 Mar – Power Rangers
30 Mar – Ghost in the Shell
13 Apr – The Fate of the Furious (Fast 8)
27 Apr – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
10 May – Alien: Covenant
10 May – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
25 May – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
27 May – Resident Evil Vendetta
*What is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword? Well in short it’s Mr. Guy Ritchie doing a medival tale of England’s greatest knight movie! Mr. Ritchie is the Englishman Writer / Director famous for producing great crime genre stories from Locked, Stocked and 2 Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2 (soon to be 3) then did a 50’s spy style Man from U.N.C.L.E and now this! All in all I like his directorial style, his cast & his story telling so I’m in!!
1 Jun – Wonder Woman
1 June – Baywatch*
8 Jun – The Mummy
15 Jun – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
22 Jun – Transformers: The Last Knight
*What is Baywatch? Well seriously if you don’t know what this is then you may not be at the legal age to watch those 18 above movies xD hahaha Baywatch is a TV cult classic… ICON! It opened the eyes of guys all around the world to what really was THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. If it’s today… it would be Ryan Seacrest job! hehe pun (he often confesses this about his job). Anyways, this movie will attempt to reboot that TV series that ran from 1989 – 2001 in a movie format. Let’s see how it goes!
6 Jul – Spider-Man: Homecoming
13 Jul – War for the Planet of the Apes
20 Jul – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets*
*What is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets? Well in short, this is Mr. Luc Besson’s return to directing a Sci-Fi genre movie. This movie is based on the iconic French anthology comic Valérian and Laureline that later became the landmark in European comics / pop culture. This graphic novel has influenced many elements & alien designs in the Star Wars saga & The Fifth Element. The Frenchman is famous for writing (occasionally directing) some great crime action movies with exciting car chases… with the occasional Sci-Fi movie. His previous works you may have heard of are Taxi 1 – 3, The Transporter 1 – 3, Taken 1 – 3, Lucy and his most famous Sci-Fi outing The Fifth Element (1997) staring Bruce Willis & Milla Jovovich. With all said above we have a good feeling going! With the primary roles being Mr. Green Goblin (Amazing Spiderman 2) & Ms. Enchantress (Suicide Squad), I think they have the range to deliver a good one here! Am looking forward!
24 Aug – Gintama (Japanese Live Action of the popular anime)
TBA on Netflix – Marvel’s The Defenders
TBA Sept in selected IMAX – Marvel’s Inhumans (and on ABC America) [We hope to get it on FOX HD Astro Channel 724]
5 Oct – Blade Runner 2049
2 Nov – Thor: Ragnarok
16 Nov – Justice League
15 Dec – Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Thanks for reading! If you like it please share! More details or titles could be added to the list as time goes by. Having list like this in front of us, definitely gives us something to look forward to in the days to come. Have a good time in the CINEMA & on the COUCH watching your CABLE series!! This is The Captain signing off!!
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Here are the good stuff that caught The Captain’s eye at this years @BigBadWolfBooks Big Bad Wolf Books Sale! Pop-Culture ICONs, Comics, Gaming, Cosplay, TV, Movies, Sci-Fi and classics!!
Here is the selection from DAY 0 aka Preview Day of this years Big Bad Wolf Sale! Do take advantage of the 24 hours opening times to comfortably browse, explore & shop. It’s very obvious to frequent goers that there a wider selection of books in each of the standard categories of the sale. Including a new area with Japanese & Thai books too!
Say good bye to the elaborate choice of food & drinks on the mezzanine floor! There is just only 1 source of food & drink which is a little cafe like place where the kids books usually is.
THE POP CULTURE GOODIES!! There are loads of new trade paper back comics or as they categorised it under – “Graphic Novels”, that we have not seen before. Most often we find the Marvel titles & comic strip cartoons but this year had a good deal of Dark Horse titles of old & new. DC was also decently represented with some nice hard cover collectibles like The War Years Superman & The War Years Wonder Woman, DC Super Villains etc. There is also the emergence of gaming ART books like The Art of: Uncharted trilogy, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Fallout 4, Dragon Age; and reemergence of movie ART books – The Hobbit: BOFA, Book of Life, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr Peabody & Sherman, Blue Sky Studios etc. A lot of these goodies seem to be the similar stuff on offer at Book Xcess itself. However I could only manage to compare the Halo trade paper back comic & it was cheaper by RM 5. So it would be most gratifying for a bargain hunter / trift shopper if you knew the Book Xcess price then compare here at the BBW sale so your decision will be swift haha
Here is our Top 3 Finds of Day 0!
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Mini Comic Collection – What’s this? Well if you collected these He-Man figures from the 80’s, you will know that each figure had a mini comic inside. The figure you bought would star in that comic, in that particular version whether good or evil. I thought it was a very cool way of extending the fandom in between watching the cartoon series. Anyways, my mom threw away my collected of mini comics & this is a very sweet redemption. The surprise part is that I never knew they made a compilation like this till now!! It’s in my hands haha ^^ RM 30 WIN
- Star Trek COSTUMES – Outpost Commander flashed this new book to us which he picked up last year in America. This book is a whopping US$40… times 4.43 to our Ringgit = not going to buy… untill now! This book was released in 2015 in which it would feature costumes from 5 decades of Star Trek including the soon to be released latest feature film (at that time) Star Trek Beyond! RM85 WIN!
- Game of Thrones: A Pop Up guide to the Westeros – Now is was the coolest thing I found at the whole sale – Game of Thrones 3D POP up book! I don’t watch the series but this pop-up book was uber cool with ideas I have not yet seen in pop-up books! Each page has a center piece then mini pull-outs + mini pop up in the pull out. All 7 kingdoms are represented & then the magic of which it ALL folds out together! RM50 for this almost magical collectible!
As always it’s a MUST-GO!.. at least once event hehe! The check out counters are arranged differently & the queue looks to be a killer long zig zag…. however it does move fairly quick.
*IMPORTANT TO KNOW when paying – just know that there are 2 MAIN queues, the left line is CASH which is a lot shorter than the right line Credit Card. CASH queue is an ‘L’ shape & the Credit Card queue is the zig zag zig zag.
Check out our all the photos here on FB: Big Bag Wolf Sale 2016
Have a good one!!
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Just posting a video because I was very excited to unboxing of my Marvel Legends Captain America shield by Hasbro aka ‘The Plastic’ version. This is shield is 24″ or 60cm in diameter and is made of composite plastic.
As you may know I’ve been a big fan of Captain America since reading the comics in the 80’s. There never has been enough decent collectibles let alone affordable until the emergence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Captain America. *tears of joy* Finally they got it right! (mostly there) Compared to the others… the others didn’t exist lah! hehe
I’ve seen those Rubies & Disguise stuff… very affordable. Then I’ve seen the King Arts & custom made shield by TheRPF folks. All were good but of course you get what you pay for. So finally there is a mid range priced shield from the licensee who had the license to create it ALL THIS WHILE (but didn’t) till now. So I’m gonna check it out! Anyhow cheap was not “THAT” cheap any… I needed 2 installments to purchase this!
So here is a short review & comparison to other budget Captain America shields.