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‘Magic: The Gathering’ prices are going up

Magic The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game played by really cool, hip people. Wizards of the Coast, the producer of Magic: The Gathering, announced that it will increase prices this September. From ICv2: Wizards of the Coast will raise prices on select Magic: The Gathering products starting in September. WotC attributes this latest price increase to …

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Invasion Toys kicked out of NYCC due to mask violations

Invasion Toys kicked out of NYCC due to mask violations - Bent Corner

Reed Pop’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is taking place this weekend. Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool published a story about a vendor that had to be removed from the event for refusing to adhere to city and event rules on wearing masks. Rich’s article included a tweet from comic book artist Andy Price about the expulsion: …

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Not a lot of social distancing happening on at the opening of Gen Con 2021

Not a lot of social distancing happening on at the opening of Gen Con 2021 - Bent Corner

Gen Con, North America’s largest event dedicated to table top gaming, took place September 16 – 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last year’s event was canceled because of Covid. Ironically, the Covid numbers now are much worse than they were a year ago. Go figure. Safety was supposed to be a priority at this year’s Gen …

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This Godzilla action figure will make all other Godzilla action figures obsolete

The Godzilla action figure to make all other Godzilla action figures obsolete - Bent Corner

If you’re a fan of Godzilla and you enjoy collecting action figures, then there is something coming down the pike that you’ll be interested in. Mezco is producing a behemoth of a Godzilla action figure that will make all other Godzilla action figures look puny and obsolete. It measures 33-inches long and is 18 inches …

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Lil Dumpster Fire ‘This Is Fine’ vinyl figure

Lil Dumpster Fire 'This Is Fine' vinyl figure – Bent Corner

Entertainment Earth, a seller of all sorts of nerdy collectibles and toys, is now taking preorders for Lil Dumpster Fire ‘This Is Fine’ vinyl figure. It’s awesome and costs $30. It’s based on a meme mash-up of a dumpster fire and the “This Is Fine” cartoon. These are the first two panels of the cartoon: …

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Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb

Going to Otakon alongside COVID-19 anti-vaxxers is dumb - Bent Corner

Otakon, the annual convention dedicated to celebrating Asian pop culture, is this weekend, August 6 – 8, in Washington D.C. Organizers aren’t allowing a little thing like a deadly, highly contagious virus to get in the way. Asian culture isn’t going to celebrate itself damn it! Masks will be “required,” and a “no contact, real-time, …

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