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It’s Time to ReFresh Your Collectibles! 6 Types of Items We Can’t Get Enough of This Spring

As spring blossoms and the world awakens from its winter slumber, it’s not just the flowers that are in bloom – collectibles also springing to life and to mind! From iconic characters to beloved franchises, there’s something for every fan to treasure. Let’s dive into six spring pop culture collectibles that are capturing hearts and imaginations around the world.

Funko Pops

These adorable vinyl figurines have become a staple in pop culture collections everywhere. With their oversized heads and cute designs, Funko Pops come in a wide range of characters from movies, TV shows, video games, and more. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes or prefer characters from classic sitcoms, there’s a Funko Pop for everyone this spring.

LEGO Sets and Figures

Spring is the perfect time to let your creativity soar with LEGO sets inspired by your favorite movies and TV shows. Whether you’re looking for that special min-fig to complete your collection or in need of a LEGO vehicle from your childhood, we may just have what you’re looking for. We try to acquire LEGOs whenever possible. So our LEGO case is always something to keep an eye on!

Action Figures

Action figures have been a beloved collectible for generations, and spring is the ideal time to expand your collection. From retro figures based on classic cartoons like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to modern collectibles from popular franchises like Marvel and DC Comics, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Display them on your shelves or recreate epic battles – the choice is yours!

Comic Books

Spring is the season of new beginnings, making it the perfect time to dive into a new comic book series. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes, sci-fi adventures, or fantasy epics, there’s a comic book out there for you. Explore past titles from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, and more, and immerse yourself in captivating stories and stunning artwork. We also carry past issues of sci-fi and horror magazines!

Collectible Pins

Add a touch of flair to your spring wardrobe with collectible pins featuring your favorite pop culture icons. From enamel pins shaped like beloved characters or a collectible theatre release pins there’s no shortage of options to express your fandom. Pin them to your backpack, jacket, or hat, and show off your love for all things pop culture wherever you go.

Board Games + Puzzles

 As the weather warms up, gather your friends and family for a game night featuring pop culture-themed board games or a puzzle. While our collection is always changing, one thing is for sure, you’ll never run out of new items to try.

Spring is a season of renewal and growth, making it the perfect time to indulge in your love for pop culture collectibles. Whether you’re adding to your existing collection or starting anew, these six spring pop culture collectibles are sure to bring joy and excitement to fans of all ages. So go ahead, embrace your fandom and let your imagination run wild this spring! And keep coming back in to the store as our collections are forever evolving so you never know what you’ll find! See you soon!

4 Must-Read Comic Book Series 4 April

As we know, April is the 4th month of the year which makes these 4 comic book series even more special. This time of year may make you think of several things: springtime, Easter, taxes… and that’s why when trying to pinpoint which comic book you should read next, we recommend these following 4 gems. 4 series 4 you to read in 4 of 2021, still following me here? Good. Then, read on.

4. Spring Break Wolverine

Now, this is a tricky one which is why it makes our #4 spot, but “Spring Break Wolverine,” a fan story by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriquez released in 2012, hits our party time curiosity. It had a short run online and has since been pulled but the available pages make it an itch in my want-to-read-more cap. It is said that it was unsuitable for work, but with a premise like Wolverine finds himself accidentally in the thralls of kids partying during spring break I’m sold. If anyone knows where we can find a copy, please comment below or reach out to us on social media (links below).

3. Lenore

Hitting our #3 spot is Roman Dirge’s Lenore because it is to die for (pun intended). Lenore is the cute little dead girl who lives her life not fully aware of her surroundings which usually ends up in fatal accidents. It’s a series that’s been running since 1998 and it’s the cutest and most twisted thing… I love it. Why Lenore makes our April Comic Book Series List is because in one story she accidentally catches the Easter Bunny in a bear trap. Helping out, she dons a “bunny suit” and goes around delivering eggs to children… well, she tries at least. We will just say this is the friendly version of how this plot goes down, but the original is just as dark and lovely as one can imagine.

2. Superman

April is the time for the terrible T-word, taxes, and flying into our #2 spot of comic book series you should read in April is, yes, Superman. It seems odd at first, but Superman had at least 2 issues that rehashed a similar tale of Superman never paying his taxes and owing the IRS a billion dollars. Superman No. 114 released in July 1957 which featured the story on the cover and then in October 1961, the recycled story made an appearance in Superman No. 148. Somehow I find it comforting that the man in blue even had trouble with the government, but that could be just my glass-half-full wanting to come through rather than the alternative.

1. Swamp Thing

Bringing this list home is one of my favorites, Swamp Thing. As we approach Earth Day who better to remind us of what happens when you mess with nature than Swamp Thing. Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson planted this wonderful creation in 1971 and then broke out his solo self-titled series in 1972. And if you still haven’t watched the DC hit television series based on the comic/original movie, go watch it — now. It’s one of the best adaptations that’s ever come out of the DC Universe.

If our 4 for month 4 list wasn’t enough to hold you for this month just remember… Don Cheadle was Captain Planet before he became War Machine.

“With our powers combined [we can read more comic].”

Busy Reading Diane

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