Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Own a piece of #Sharknado

Do you know why we tell you every time the Previews catalog comes in?

And why it's so exciting that we now have a Funko Pop! Vinyl account?

It's because of stuff like this:


That's right, it's a Sharknado toy! And we can order it for you! It is both cute and ridiculous, and what more could you hope for from Sharknado? That's just an example of the HUGE selection of Pop! Vinyl figures Funko makes, like Ghostbusters:


Or Walking Dead:


There's TONS of stuff available, and we'll be happy to order any you want.

#HeroClix - War of the Light - Month 3


Month 3
Sunday, August 3 at 2pm
$30

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Funko POP! Figures


Hey kids,
Comic Store West now has a FUNKO POP! account.
This means we can order all of your favorite POP figures such as this really cool '66 Batman and Batmobile.


I'm working on getting a catalog printed out of everything we can order.
Check in at the store in a few days.

Monday, July 28, 2014

WizCon 2014 Is Postponed Until Saturday, August 30


So I came in this morning and had the following email message from our gaming distributor from WizKids Games:

Con In Your Store Message from WizKids:

Dear Retailer,
Due to high demand and wanting to ensure all stores get their product at the same time, the Con In Your Store product will not be available for delivery until August 8th. Please update your WizKids Events System dates that may fall before this time. On Wed July 30th we will be deleting all events that are prior to this date. The WizKids Event System will be updated shortly to prevent new CIYS events from occurring before August 8th.


I'm very sorry to say that this weekend's WizCon is off.

What does this mean?
The date has been moved to Saturday, August 30.

We will move all Battle Royales that were going to be run on Saturday and Sunday moved to the 30th.
The same SUPER AWESOME prizes will be available.
As soon as we receive the prizes we will be posting pictures on our website so keep checking back.

The Attack Wing event scheduled for Saturday, August 2 is still on. No change to this event at all.
Price is the same ($20).  This is Month 2 of THE COLLECTIVE OP KIT.

The HeroClix War of Light Month 3 Event scheduled for Sunday, August 3rd at 2PM is still on as normal.
This is the first chance to get the next wave War of Light figures. Price is still the same ($30)

Dice Masters is cancelled. All official OP events are on hold until WizKids can get product in the pipeline.
We are very sorry. You are free to come in and play some free play of Dice Masters at the store anytime.

I've been playing during down time at the store and have a killer team if you care to play against me
feel free to stop in some Saturday evening when I am working.

What about pre-ordered exclusive items?
All those that have pre-ordered the exclusive items (Captain Sentinel, Spidey and Amazing Friends team base, etc.) will still be getting these items. They look like they are to arrive at the store on Friday August 8. 

We will let you know when they do arrive (since WizKids can't seem to hit a deadline).

Will there be Exclusives left to sell?
We have had a huge number of pre-orders of some of these exclusive items. We do anticiapte having
a few available for sale when they arrive but we will of course meet all of our pre-orders before putting any on the shelf.

Keep checking back here though because if we do have some for sale, I will post it here first.

WE AT COMIC STORE WEST ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE BUSINESS DECISION MADE BY WIZKIDS GAMES TO DELAY THIS PROMOTION, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY ON GETTING THINGS READY FOR THIS WEEKEND.

THANK YOU ALL FOR UNDERSTANDING WHILE WE SCRAMBLE TO RECOVER FROM THIS DELAY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT THE STORE EMAIL OR MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE.

Marvel announces "Agents of SHIELD" comic

As announced Sunday at SDCC, Marvel is finally cashing in on the success of their Agents of SHIELD TV show with a new ongoing series. Which, okay, is nice, but it's not really an earth-shattering announcement - more of an "everybody figured they'd do it eventually" thing.

But here's what's really cool: the book is going to be written by Mark Waid, a guy who's insanely knowledgeable about comics history, and this gives him access to pretty much every character Marvel has ever published. The book is going to feature everybody from the show - Coulson, yes, but also Agent May, Fitz and Simmons, all making their 616 debuts - but they'll also be recruiting specific guest star superheroes as the need arises.

To go along with the rotating cast of characters, there will also be a rotating team of artists: Carlos Pacheco is up first, but you'll also see guys like Chris Sprouse and Alan Davis. Plus, the book is going to be single-issue, done-in-one stories: if the art or the premise on an issue catches your eye, you'll be able to buy it without worrying that you won't see a payoff for another six months.

Personally, I'm very excited about this book, and will be adding it to my sub list when it comes out. The book starts in December, which means it should be in the October Previews catalog; at that point, we'll be more than happy to make sure you get a copy!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Buzz Aldrin wearing the Infinity Gauntlet

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the moon landing. And today, this happened:


Buzz Aldrin: second human being to walk on the moon, honorary member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Guardians of the Galaxy Mini Figures


ok you can pick up the Guardians of the Galaxy comic (#17) this week before going to see the movie this weekend but the RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK is not a comic but an comic related item (still available on Wednesday) - The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MINI FIGURES. These look really cool and these blind box collectible figures have been very popular at the shop recently.

These won't last long (maybe not even until the weekend). If you want one (or 2 or 3) get in Wednesday.

New Comics on Sale - July 30, 2014


For those viewing from Facebook, click here.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

First image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (plus the Batsuit)

Director Zack Snyder just revealed this image during his panel at SDCC:


(click to view it supersized)

DC also has the full-body Batsuit in a big glass case on the floor:


Those both look pretty awesome, don't they?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Did Someone Say Dice Masters?


1 starter and 2 awesome playmats are left after we pulled all waiting list orders. 

Come and get it !!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Avengers vs. Ultron

All weekend at SDCC, Marvel is giving out a series of eight posters showing the Avengers fighting hordes of Ultron robots. Put all together, they form one giant image of battle:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#StarTrek #AttackWing The Collective - Month 2



Star Trek Attack Wing
The Collective - Month 1
Saturday, August 2 at 5pm
Entry fee = $20

Format:
SEMI-CONSTRUCTED EVENTS
BRING 90 POINTS, RECEIVE A BLIND SHIP BOOSTER AND ADD 30 ADDITIONAL
POINTS TO YOUR FLEET. EXCLUSIVE SHIPS IN THE BLIND BOOSTERS !!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Batman's 75th Anniversary

Batman's 75th Anniversary - All day Wednesday, July 22nd (or while supplies last)

Batman TP / Graphic Novels : 25% OFF
(in stock only, no rain checks)

FREE Batman Comic!

FREE Batman masks (with purchase of any Batman comic)

Spend $50 or more on Batman STUFF, and get a FREE Batman Cape!

A note about the new Thor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Another Amazing Marvel NOW revamp!

This made me laugh:

.@GrownAsGamers Presents - Video Game Themed Game Day


Join the Grown As Gamers on Saturday, July 26 from 11AM - 5PM for a special board game/card game day featuring videogames as the theme.

Play or learn to play - Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, Rampage, Street Fighter, and of course one of the hottest games out right now - Boss Monster.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Many Role Playing Games On Sale for 25% Off



I went through and marked 25% off a large selection of our role playing games this morning.
Including ShadowRun core rules at 25% OFF.

Stop in before they are gone.

LAST DAY OF HEROCLIX / XWING SALE



TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE 20% OFF SALE.
ALL HeroClix boosters and maps and ALL Star Wars X-Wing miniatures are 20% until the close of business today.

Friday, July 18, 2014

ON SALE NOW - ROCKET RACCOON #1 Variant


We have one copy of the LOOT CRATE VARIANT of Rocket Raccoon.
Bagged and boarded.
Available on Saturday.

JUST ARRIVED - Games Workshop STORMCLAW


We still have two sets of the LIMITED EDITION - STORMCLAW set remaining.
This box set contains over $300 in models and is priced at only $175.

The set sold out in minutes on the Games Workshop website.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

JUST ARRIVED - Broken Shield RPG


Now stocking this Science Fiction Noir Role Playing Game.

Dungeons and Dragons #AttackWing Pre-Orders and Waiting List


Also taking pre-orders with Pre-Pay (save 20%) on all D&D Attack Wing initial releases and second expansions.

D&D ATTACK WING D&D Attack Wing Starter Box - $49.99
D&D Attack Wing Base and Peg Set - $19.99
D&D Attack Wing Template Set - $24.99

EXPANSION WAVE 1 - OCTOBER
Dwarven Ballista Expansion Pack - $14.99
Frost Giant Expansion Pack - $24.99
Green Dragon Expansion Pack - $24.99
Hobgoblin Troop Expansion Pack - $24.99
Sun Elf Guard Expansion Pack - $24.99
Sun Elf Wizard Expansion Pack - $14.99
Wraith Expansion Pack - $19.99

EXPANSION WAVE 2 - NOVEMBER
Aarakocra Troop Expansion Pack - $24.99
Black Shadow Dragon Expansion Pack - $24.99
Movanic Deva Angel Expansion Pack - $14.99

If you don't want to pre-pay and save 20%, you can still get on the waiting list.

Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters Pre-Orders and Waiting List


Pre-Orders for STARTER SETS ($19.99) and BOOSTER BOXES ($89.99) available now.
Pay us now and save 20%.

You can also just get on the waiting list.

Priorities for distribution is:
1> Pre-Orders w/Pre-Pay
2> Waiting list
3> The general public


JUST ARRIVED - Atomic Robo The Role Playing Game


Awesome new role playing game that I have been waiting for.
Makes use of the FATE SYSTEM.

If you pick it up, remind us to give you the FREE .PDF of the rules.

Dungeons and Dragons - Starter Set and Miniatures




Miniatures are in stock now.
The Starter Sets blew out of here with pre-orders, look for more next week.
If you are one of the lucky few with pre-orders who have not picked up yet, no worries we have your copy set aside.

Magic 2015 Core Set On Sale FRIDAY !!


We've received truckloads of 2015 product today and are prepping for its release tomorrow.

A few reminders:

  1. We are participating in the promotion with the Duels of Planewalker 2015 Computer/XBox/PS so we will have promo boosters available tomorrow, just bring your code from the download in and we will give you a FREE booster.

  2. Tonight is THURSDAY NIGHT MAGIC, just like Friday Night Magic but a day early.  Tonight is a scheduled draft night.  As always it is $14 for 3 boosters with an additional booster per player to the prize pool.

  3. This weekend is the last chance to get your booster boxes of 2015 for under $100.

  4. Saturday is our WORLD FAMOUS FAT PACK RELEASE PARTY beginning at 2pm.  Price is only $37 which gets you a FAT pack to build your deck with.  There are still a few spots available.  Hope to see you there.

Changes to your Favorite @Marvel Comics Characters


I know I'm a big fan boy.
But I am truly digging the recent announcements about changes coming in the Marvel Universe:

Thor Girl
Captain African-America
Superior Iron Man
Cosmic Winter Soldier
Making Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch and Ant Man more prevalent

Stay tune true believers, it's looking like a brand new, modern Marvel.



Marvel announces their new Captain America on "The Colbert Report"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Have You Read Grayson #1 Yet?

I admit that I'm a bit behind on my comic reading.  I hoping to get current next week while on vacation but I read Grayson #1 tonight.

It is an AWESOME read !!
It's got enough spy stuff and and superhero stuff with a little bit of Batman stuff to make it a really good comic.  I love the change of scenery they are giving Dick Grayson, definitely better than just a move to Chicago as they did in Nightwing.

Anyway I urge you all to check it out, we still have plenty of copies and I think this is going to be one of those titles that gets more any more popular.


WizCon 2014 - Star Trek #AttackWIng



WizCon 2014 is a mini gaming convention in the store focused on everything WIZKIDS.
WizCon 2014 will run all day Saturday, August 2 and all day Sunday, August 3.
Stay tuned for more event announcements.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Robin Rises Omega


How could I not select Robin Rises Omega as the RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK?  Just pick the issue up and page through it.  The art is FANTASTIC, thank you Andy Kubert.  The story is great, I only wish it would have been a self contained mini-series.  It looks like this is the kick-off book and the story will continue through Batman and Robin starting with issue 33.

I hope we upped our orders (Scott ?) on Batman and Robin because this is going to be very popular.




Monday, July 14, 2014

Meet the Big Hero 6


In the comics, Hiro and Baymax kind of count as one "spot" on the team - but since Fox gets the rights to Sunfire (him being a mutant and all), Disney can't use him for their animated movie. Anyway, here are the six posters, assembled into one big image:


SALE - 20% OFF HeroClix Boosters and X-Wing Miniatures (all week long)



20% OFF all HeroClix boosters (full size and gravity feeds) and HeroClix maps.
Also
20% OFF Star Wars X-Wing miniatures

Thursday Night Magic Drafts



The unwashed masses have spoken.
Thursday Night Magic will be SEALED/DRAFT FORMATS for the rest of July.
Cost will be $14, everyone gets 3 boosters and then an extra booster per player to the prize pool.

Bring a friend and help us build out Thursday nights back up.

REMINDER - Magic 2015 releases this Friday, July 18. Booster boxes still available for under $100.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Comics On Sale - July 16, 2014


For those viewing from Facebook, click here.

Magic the Gathering action figures

Do you ever wonder why we remind you every month when the new Previews catalog arrives? It's because of cool stuff like this:


Those are full, 6"-scale action figures of MtG's Planeswalkers, and we can order them for you! They're on page 467 - if you want a big, awesome figure of your favorite character, let us know and we'll stock it for you.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HeroClix Singles Freshly Stocked



Clix Players.
The singles bins and high end SUPER RARES and CHASES have been freshly stocked.
Reminder - The line starts to the left of the front door (my left).
See you soon.

HeroClix Marvel Zombies (Villains Edition)


Four of the Eight Marvel CHASE Zombies in the case.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

COMING SATURDAY - Cards Against Humanity



A big restock of Cards Against Humanity will be at store on Saturday.
As always these copies usually do not last long so get in over the weekend.

Core game, expansions and the BIG BOX are coming in.

JUST ARRIVED - Mage Wars Forged in Fire


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack album announced

Marvel has revealed the cover and the track listing for the GotG soundtrack album, "Awesome Mix Vol. 1."


The fun thing about living in the future as we do, is that when somebody puts together a mix of old songs like that, you can go listen to all of them right now:

  1. "Hooked on a Feeling" Performed by Blue Swede
  2. "Go All the Way" Performed by Raspberries
  3. "Spirit in the Sky" Performed by Norman Greenbaum
  4. "Moonage Daydream" Performed by David Bowie
  5. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" Performed by Elvin Bishop
  6. "I'm Not in Love" Performed by 10cc
  7. "I Want You Back" Performed by Jackson 5
  8. "Come and Get Your Love" Performed by Redbone
  9. "Cherry Bomb" Performed by The Runaways
  10. "Escape (The PiƱa Colada Song)" Performed by Rupert Holmes
  11. "O-O-H Child" Performed by The Five Stairsteps
  12. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Come in and buy a copy of Rocket Raccoon #1 (it's really good), then crank your speakers up and listen to the music that inspired the movie.

CORRECTION - Pokemon Pre-Release is Saturday August 9 at 10AM



Sign up now for the next Pokemon Pre-Release.
Saturday, August 9th at 10AM.
$30 cash on the day of the event.

p.s
Remember Sunday's from Noon until 2PM is our weekly Pokemon League.

JUST ARRIVED - ShadowRun Run & Gun


Do your runner's need some new equipment?
This is the book you want.

p.s.
ShadowRun is coming to our Wednesday night RPG night in September (I promise).  I will be running games and I've actually spent a lot of time this week preparing.

JUST ARRIVED - HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy


Gravity Feed and Fast Forces Starter Sets available now.


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