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Episode XXVIII – Let The Games Begin

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This week’s episode is actually last week’s episode. I had some trouble with SoundCloud, but it’s all gravy now. Enjoy!

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MOPA Special Report: VisionCon 2013

I recently had the chance to go to VisionCon, a sci-fi, comic, I and gaming convention, held right here in my city. It was my first con and it did noy disappoint. There were so many things to see and do that I almost forgot to put anything together for the site!

But despite all the distractions I did manage to interview 3 awesome folks, while fighting the age old battle of Man Vs. Hangover.

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My first interview was with artist Gerry Kissell, who’s photo realistic artwork can be seen in IDW’s Operation: Geronimo and on his site www.gerrykissell.com

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Next I had the opportunity to talk with author John Hornor Jacobs, known for his works Southern Gods, This Dark Earth, and The Twelve Fingered Boy. To check out more of his works go to his site here, like him on Facebook, or find him on Amazon.

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Last, but certainly not least, I spoke with Amanda Roberts of Geek Details. She specializes in geek inspired pinbacks, altered dishes, and other geektastic fare. To find more of her wares check out GeekDetails.com, or find them on Etsy.

Some other highlights of VisionCon were:

The amazing comedy styling of Mikey Mason.

Delver’s Drop, a Zelda-type adventure game, coming to a tablet near you from Pixelscopic.

And the “heart melting” moment of the con came when members of Garrison 66 presented our friend Gypsy with her very own set of Mandolorian armor!

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A grand time was had by all, and my thanks go to my guests, Garrison 66, and all the hard working people who made VisionCon an event to remember.

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Episode XXVI – Keeping Up With The Clones’s

Not exactly on time, but this week’s episode is available for download. I attempt to cover the last few arcs of The Clone Wars, and also throw in some bits about LEGO Star Wars, cool Merch, and the 3D releases. Enjoy!

 

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Paint It Black

 

Hasbro has announced a new series of figures, targeted at collectors, coming out later this year. The press release reads as thus:

Star Wars fans,

Yesterday, Hasbro’s new line of collector-targeted Star Wars figures, Star Wars Black, was announced on USAToday.com, which will include both traditional 3.75-inch action figures and a brand-new scale, 6-inch figures. Hasbro is excited to now share with you its official photography for the first 6-inch Star Wars Black figure, X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker. STAR WARS ® BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES (Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available: Fall 2013)

In 2013, Hasbro takes collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of the BLACK SERIES action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe. This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate design and a high levelof articulation. Each sold separately.

There will be 8 Star Wars Black Series 6-inch action figures available in 2013, with the first wave—Luke, R2-D2, Darth Maul and a Sandtrooper—hitting in August.

       In recent times, I haven’t been collecting the figures as much as I’d like, but with the advent of these new 6″ figures, It may be time to start making some space on my shelves. MTFBWY.

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Mando Merch O’ The Week: ArtFX Jaina Solo

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If you’ve ever had a hard time imagining how good Jaina Solo looks, ArtFX is here to help. The Bishoujo, or “beautiful girl”, style statue stands 9″ tall and portrays the Solo’s female child in the classic Alliance orange jumpsuit. One of the features I love about this piece is the slight anime style look that they give her.

If you want to add Miss Solo to your collection it’ll set you back $60, but isn’t she worth it?

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Manuscript Mash-Up

Star Wars in Manuscript by Chawakarn Kongprasert

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That’s No Moon… It’s Cool Art!

 

 

Star Wars Mini Prints

Created by Ian Glaubinger

Prints available at etsy.

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