Marvel TV Live Auction open now on Prop Store

MARVEL TELEVISION LIVE AUCTION featuring original costumes, props and set decoration from Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist with the Prop Store

I spoke with Chuck Costas, VP of Business Development & Operations at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con about how the Prop Store started, upcoming auctions and working with the studios to get one of a kind items.

This auction will have over 850 lots for the first of its kind two-day live auction on August 12 & 13, 2019 at Prop Store’s auction facility in Los Angeles County, CA. Fans who aren’t able to come to the LA auction house can also participate with the live bidding via telephone or online at www.propstore.com/marvel.

We are very proud to have created these great Marvel shows for the fans and this is a unique opportunity, in association with Prop Store, for fans to become a caretaker of these ‘pieces of art’ used in their production.  We hope that many fans and collectors are able to bring home an authentic piece of the Marvel Universe that excites and inspires them for years to come.”

Mike Pasciullo, SVP, Marvel Marketing and Communications

The auction begins at 10:00 am PST on Monday, August 12. Lots can now be viewed online and bidders can register to participate at: www.propstore.com/marvel

Highlights of the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:

  • Matt Murdock’s Red First Iteration Daredevil Costume from Marvel’s Daredevil Est. $30,000 – 50,000
  • Elektra Natchios’ Battle Costume from Marvel’s Daredevil Est. $10,000 – 12,000
  • Misty Knight’s Cybernetic Arm from Marvel’s Luke Cage Est. $10,000 – 12,000
  • Willis ‘Diamondback’ Stryker’s Light-Up Battle Costume from Marvel’s Luke Cage Est. $6,000 – 8,000
  • Wilson Fisk’s Cufflinks from Marvel’s Daredevil Est. $1,500 – 2,500
  • Colleen Wing’s Stunt Katana and Sheath from Marvel’s Iron Fist Est. $1,500 – 2,500

“Prop Store is thrilled to be able to offer fans some of the most iconic props, costumes and set dec from these classic Marvel television shows. With over 850 lots in this auction, we believe there’s something for everyone at all price points. You don’t have to be a millionaire to walk away with a very cool piece of Marvel history.”

Chuck Costas, VP of Business Development & Operations

The auction is suitable for fans with a variety of budgets, with many interesting pieces of memorabilia estimated under $500 including:

  • ‘Daredevil Collars Fisk’ New York Bulletin Newspaper Cover from Marvel’s Daredevil Est. $300 – 500
  • Mary Walker’s Flower Drawing from Marvel’s Iron Fist Est. $300 – 500
  • John ‘Bushmaster’ McIver’s Weighted Harlem’s Paradise Matchbook from Marvel’s Luke Cage Est. $200 – 300
  • Frank Castle’s Medical ID Bracelet from Marvel’s Daredevil Est. $200 – 300
  • D.W. Griffith’s Set of Three ‘Luke Cage Clobbers Diamondback’ DVD Cases from Marvel’s Luke Cage Est. $100 – 150

About Prop Store

Prop Store sells original movie and television props, costumes and related memorabilia, regularly hosting live and online prop and costume auctions. Over 7,500 items are also available for sale at fixed price on www.propstore.com. 

Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favorite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting – prop art. Prop Store handles prop disposal, sale, archive and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sale on its website.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information, visit marvel.com.  ©2019 MARVEL

Find the perfect Valentine Geek Gift at Hero Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery has a great selection of art available now for those you don’t want to wait for the last minute for the perfect Valentine geek gift. Currently they have art that will appeal to any fanboy or fangirl dream item. As well as the new four artist show with James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly that opens Friday, February 2nd with artists in attendance.
NEW BLIZZARDWORLD ART – by Glen Brogan – Available HERE CRAIG DRAKE SOLO IV ART – Available HERE REMINDER – QUATTRO 3 – Our 4-artist show with artists James Rheem Davis, Matty Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly opens Friday, Feb. 2nd – all artists in attendance!
Flight to Duskwood Tyrael’s Fall Hellscream and Blizzardworld Map by Glen BroganFine Art Prints Hand-numberedTwo great sizes: 16 x 24 inches or 24 x 36 inches16 x 24 – $45 ea. 24 x 26 – $75 ea.
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CRAIG DRAKE SOLO IV ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE:
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Have any questions or need help? Contact usHero Complex Gallery 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034 Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 11am – 6pm
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Disney’s Aladdin at the Pantages Musical Review

I remember seeing the original Disney’s Aladdin (animated film) in 1992 with my family. It was a delight that had my entire family laughing from my little brother who was in pre-school to my parents. It’s always been a favorite because of the warm fuzzy feelings it gives me so had extremely high expectations when the Broadway show came to the Pantages. We’ve all seen the video of the Broadway cast ‘sing-off’ at the airport with the Lion King cast. The Disneyfication of Broadway has given me hours of joy watching beloved animated series and none have been a disappointment. From the puppetry of The Lion King and delighted by the Beauty and the Beast costumes … Disney musicals are pure magic. 

I adored the show it’s a scrumptious visual light pastry that is full of layers to delight attendees of all ages. The moment the curtain opened I was intrigued with the beautiful Aladdin and Jasmine whose voices twirled and danced in my ear like dervishes. The Genie had huge feet to fill but he was able to channel the comic genius of Robin Williams and make it his own. I loved how they were able to translate the animation to real life. We all remember the saucy sarcastic parrot constantly whispering in the Sultans ear. Going into the show I thought they might use a toy bird with a recorder but to have a ‘mini me’ with all the spunk and trouble played by Reggie De Leon (Iago) was hilarious from the evil laugh to plotting with the Sultan to take over the kingdom. I was giggling like a schoolgirl. The costumes were BEAUTIFUL and truly enriched the visuals of the show adding texture and placing them in the Arabian nights fantasy of this Disney fairytale. The costumes didn’t just add texture but also content that reminded me of some of my favorite scenes from the animated films but still allowing the cast to dance and sing. The set designer out did themselves with the market and the cave of treasure. I don’t want to give away too much but don’t take your eyes away from one moment. Try to study the depth and how design enriched the playto transport youto another world. Watching Aladdin made me feel as if I was on the stage with the movement, brightness and cast interactions with the set. It felt ‘real’ and people around me ‘oohed and aahed’ so many times with me. I mean the man to the right gasped with me when the flying carpet took off. When people say ‘Disney magic’ they are talking about this musical that looked so much like a live action of the animated movie that I plan to watch the film again!

Perfect show to see with BFF

 

The story of boy meets girl and boy finds a genie is the classic romcom I needed to have my feet tapping with beloved songs from the Disney library and new music. My gosh the flying carpet was a marvel and had me so lost in the moment I felt it was magic (since I have NO idea how they did it) but I have never wanted to fly above the city in arms of a good-hearted thief more! I truly recommend going to see Aladdin with your BFF, the person who stole your heart and of course anyone who’s a kid or a kid at heart. Aladdin will show you the world and leave you delighted.

Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014 with homage to the animated film and fairy tale but with a Walt Disney stamp to appeal to fans of all ages. It was with joy and anticipation to learn that it would make its first appearance in January so was delighted to be able to attend the first show. I wasn’t the only one since the filled Pantages had fans young and old ready to rub a lamp and have Adam Jacobs the Broadway actor who originated the role appear to grant THREE wishes. In addition to Adam Jacobs, Reggie De Leon reprises his role as Iago from the Broadway show.

Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Jan. 10-March 31; $35-$205. hollywoodpantages.com.

 

My Favorite Booths at Los Angeles Comic Con

by Aiyonna White, Contributor

I interviewed exhibitors and artists with unique and interesting products at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. These products range from art prints to comic books, to cosplay props. Take a look! Continue reading

30th Anniversary of Star Trek TNG Symbiosis Beer

It’s been almost 30 years since the premier of Star Trek the Next Generation September 1987 and to celebrate CBS Studios and Shmaltz Brewing Company is releasing Star TrekSymbiosis® Image result for star trek the next generation season 1

The beer made it’s debut at Comic-Con International and official launch at Star Trek Las Vegas convention but it will now be available to beer drinkers and Trekkies nationally in 4 packs at stores and select bars on draft in 35 states. In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter® (7.3% ABV). Star Trek Symbiosis® transports itself to retail outlets and bars within Shmaltz’s expansive distribution network. To find a Shmaltz distributor in your state, please visit: shmaltzbrewing.com/distributors
Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale — Symbiosis
For over 10,000 years a symbiotic relationship has thrived between yeast and sugar, malts and hops, beer and beer lovers. Shmaltz’s latest Star Trek release celebrates this benevolent co-existence and pays homage to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: Next Generation, and the episode, “Symbiosis”. In this episode, two different races from the same galaxy have seemingly found a way to peacefully coexist and work together for the betterment of all. However, we eventually learn that their relationship is based on the false promise of felicium, which is sold by the Brekkians to the Ornarans. This forces Captain Picard to make an excruciating choice: uphold the Prime Directive, or save an entire civilization from exploitation. In this 30th Anniversary Ale, the Shmaltz crew has upheld its Prime Directive to boldly unite hops, malts, yeast, and water in the pursuit of craft beer excellence. Share a bottle of this limited edition commemorative ale with your own federation. Make It So!
Image result for star trek convention symbiosis beerStar Trek Symbiosis® Hoppy Wheat Ale pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. A generous amount of hops provide flavors and aromas of ripe lemon and pleasant herbs, giving Symbiosis® a dry, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Symbiosis® is a limited-edition, smooth, easy-drinking ale with prominent wheat maltiness and distinct flavors and aromas of Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, making it the perfect refreshment for enjoying a Star Trek marathon with fellow Trekkies or at your next summer bottle share.

About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.

After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases.

RateBeer.com ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.