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One of the few games I’ve made time for this year is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warefare.It’s a fun and addictive game to play and these action figures are pretty spot on. I have no idea why they decided to go with a variant version of the Sunflower though… seems kind of strange, but the rest are all the classic versions. There’s also some terrible looking Minimates, if ever there was an argument against a Minimates version of everything… this is it.

Get ready to dig into the trenches! After conquering the XBox One and PC platforms, the highly-rated Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to the Playstation 4! Now all Playstation fans will be able to play the newest mine-blowing adventure from Popcap and EA, which delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. And soon there will be a whole new way to play: with action figures and Minimates from Diamond Select Toys! The toys hit stores next month, and DST is giving you the chance to win a set as soon as they launch!

Next month, DST will launch this line of “bloom and doom” action figure two-packs at comic shops, specialty stores, and Toys “R” Us. Each set of two 5″ scale action figures will include one plant and one zombie, both based on designs from the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare! The assortment includes:

- Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie
– Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie
– Chomper with Engineer Zombie
– Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie

Additionally, two box sets of Minimates mini-figures will be available in early September, one at Toys “R” Us stores and one at comic shops and specialty stores. Those two sets include:

Toys “R” Us set:
– Foot Soldier Zombie, Scientist Zombie, Chomper, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Comic shop/specialty stores set:
– Engineer Zombie, All-Star Zombie, Cactus, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Want to win a set of all eight figures and both sets of Minimates? Simply share one of the below photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google Plus page, and send your name, address, and a link to the page to! The winner will be drawn on September 1, 2014, from all eligible entries, and that person will get sent a complete set as soon as they arrive in the DST warehouse in September! Enter as many times as you like — each picture posted and link e-mail sent counts as one entry! Good luck!


Do Want: Plant vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figures One of the few games I’ve made time for this year is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warefare.

We don’t really post a lot about the porn parodies anymore. It stopped being this weird once in a while, “hey look at how crazy our world is” type of bit and is just business. Still, I couldn’t pass up talking about how ridiculous this Doctor Whoparody looks. It’s pretty bad, but you can tell someone definitely binge watched the series on Netflix. The first three parts are already out on Wood Rocket’s site if that’s your thing. For me I’ll just wait for the season eight premiere this weekend.


Wood Rocket Has Made A Doctor Who Porn Parody… How About A Safe For Work Trailer? We don’t really post a lot about the porn parodies anymore. It stopped being this weird once in a while, “hey look at how crazy our world is” type of bit and is just business.

Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms Is Now Live on Kickstarter

Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms Is Now Live on Kickstarter — @ArcanaStudios

We are excited to announce that Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms launched yesterday on Kickstarter to celebrate the 124th birthday of Howard Lovecraft.

This beautiful all ages Lovecraft tale combines the very popular Arcana titles; Howard Lovecraft and The Frozen Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom and Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness into one wonderful Hardcover…

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Review: Ehmm Theory – Everything and Small Doses #1

Review: Ehmm Theory – Everything and Small Doses #1 via reviewer @SamanthaRoehrig — @BrocktnMckinney @ActionLabDanger @ActionLab

It’s back! Every intensely awesome clever moment is back with Ehmm Theory. When you get this comic, you will want to cuddle him in your arms and kiss him. Not saying that is what I did (people were watching). So get excited for it, because I can say that the start of this new volume is as crazy as ever.

When the first volume ended, it was a hard blow to the stomach because you just wanted to read…

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Review: Hexed #1

Review: Hexed #1 via reviewer @EnterTheHero — @roquesdoodle @GCassata @boomstudios

Well I’m actually a week late on this series, but I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t help put take a moment to catch up on it. I didn’t read the first volume of Hexed from Michael Alan Nelson, but fear not, it wasn’t necessary to read or enjoy this first issue of the second volume as all of the important details are brought up to us naturally throughout this first issue.

I’ve actually read a lot of…

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Review: Genius #3

Review: Genius #3 via reviewer @Ahabetbm

After an issue featuring enough cop-killing to make the NWA blush, this third issue sees Destiny and her mega gang enjoying their initial win over the LAPD. While it hints at the beginnings a better story in later issues, it just doesn’t do enough for me to want to continue reading.

Like the first two issues, Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman use some of this issue to look at how Destiny came to…

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Review: Supreme Blue Rose #2

Review: Supreme Blue Rose #2 via reviewer @EnterTheHero — @warrenellis @tulalotay @ImageComics

Bear with me as I attempt to fill in on Supreme – Blue Rose for a month while Steve is on vacation. I won’t dare try to match his style as doing so would be as foolish as trying to capture Warren Ellis’ voice for this review… I simply can’t.

Much like Steve though my knowledge and experience with Supreme is very limited. I attempted to read the last series put out by Erik Larsen which was taken…

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Review: Black Market #2

Review: Black Market #2 via reviewer @Ahabetbm — @boomstudios

I’m a big fan of comic books that prominently feature ordinary humans in a world populated by super beings. When done well, they can reveal the hazards of living in a world where a person can generate electricity or fly at supersonic speeds, and provide wonderful deconstructions of the superhero genre. Black Market, at least so far, isn’t one of those comics. Despite the interesting premise of a…

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Review: Robyn Hood #1

Review: Robyn Hood #1 via reviewer @SamanthaRoehrig — @PatShand @Zenescope

Pat Shand and Larry Watts must be living the good life, especially after Robyn Hood got pick up for an ongoing series. I have pretty much been with this comic from the start, so I was excited that there would be a continuous story surrounding this vigilante and her new and improved sidekick Marian. If you haven’t jumped on this comic, this is your new starting point. I won’t ruin the back issues…

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Vamplets Are Free on Comixology

Vamplets Are Free on Comixology — @ActionLab

Action Lab Entertainment is proud to announce that they are offering the first volume of VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY for free on! Starting today until September 5th, 2014, you have the opportunity to pick up the first issue of Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery for free! Recently featured on The View, Vamplets is a modern fairy tale filled with monsters, mayhem, and magic!

Vamplets vol. 1Created…

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Review: Dark Horse Presents #1

Review: Dark Horse Presents #1 via reviewer @EnterTheHero — @DarkHorseComics

The best thing Dark Horse could have done was reformat this anthology. For a while there the last volume was wonderful and introduced me to new worlds, creators and stories that I couldn’t wait to further explore outside of its pages. Somewhere along the line though it became too big and instead of showcasing the best that Dark Horse had to offer, it instead became a home of stories that had…

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Review: BPRD - Hell on Earth #122

Review: BPRD - Hell on Earth #122 via reviewer @Ahabetbm — @artofmmignola @DarkHorseComics

Right off the bat I gotta say that I’ve read very little of anything that takes place in the Hellboy universe other than a random trade I borrowed once from a friend. Like a lot of ongoing comics it seemed unapproachable thanks to its extensive cast and history, but I decided to take the chance here since the issue is supposed to function as a jumping on point for new readers. In that regard, it…

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Review: Armor Hunters - Bloodshot #2

Review: Armor Hunters - Bloodshot #2 via reviewer @CrzyBW — @ValiantComics

Everything you want from Bloodshot is here action, action… and action. Last issue showed the computer hacking side of the nanties, this issue is full kick ass soldier side of Bloodshot.

Lilt broke into M.E.R.O. to take Malgam back to the Armor Hunters base but he is faced with resistance of Bloodshot. Lilt isn’t impressed with this puny hero and Bloodshot reassures him that he isn’t anybody’s…

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