Celebrate BATMAN DAY at Royal Collectibles!

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BATMAN DAY! – Wednesday, July 23rd

To celebrate nation-wide Batman Day, we will be having sales and giveaways all day on Wednesday, July 23rd.

While supplies last, customers can get 1 free Detective Comics #27 special Batman Day giveaway comic (pictured below)!

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  • All Batman modern comics and graphic novels will be 20% off!

We will also have a tiered giveaway sale, details as follow:

  • Spend $25 or more on any merchandise in our store and choose a free Batman 75th Anniversary Variant Cover from our selection (while supplies last).
  • Spend $50 or more on any merchandise in our store and choose a free Eaglemoss Die-Cast Batmobile from our selection (while supplies last).

*New* DC Comics Designer Action Figures!

Everyone loves action figures. Especially when they are designed with fullest attention to detail. I have been collecting action figures since I was a kid and one of the most important details to me was that they reflect the character that I like. Batman has always been a tricky character because of his mass appeal to kids and adults alike. Be it Kenner or Mattel, the Batman line of action figures have always had to cater to both sides. The result = many variations of Batman in suits we have never seen him wear. Action figures of The Dark Knight in his actual grey and blues (sometimes all black) come few and far between the countless waves of toys in his 75 year history. With great excitement, DC Collectibles have been producing high quality figures that are perfect for both kids and adults.

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Available this week are the brand new Batman action figures. They are part of the DC Collectibles line, same scale with the same amount of articulation, but what sets these apart from others is that they are being produced under the “Designer Series” mantle. The first wave of “Designer Series” figures includes – Batman, Nightwing, Talon, and The Riddler. These four figures are based on the designs of Greg Capullo and sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. For those that are unfamiliar, Greg Capullo is the artist behind the Scott Snyder penned “Batman” title in The New 52. These are sure to be hot figures as Greg Capullo’s work on Batman becomes even more prolific. The Talon action figure stands at 6.75” and is the first figure ever produced of this new, but now classic Batman villain. It should be noted that this figure does come with accessories, including two knives and a miniature Owl mask.

These are going to be a hit with Batman fans and undoubtedly will sell fast. If you are looking for a great Batman action figure and/or are a fan of Greg Capullo then these are the collectibles for you!

-Steven Biscotti

Spider-Man Swings in to Royal Collectibles

“Look out, here comes the Spider-Man!”

And here he comes to Royal Collectibles. One of the things we pride ourselves most on at Royal Collectibles is that we truly are your friendly neighborhood comic shop. We do this by maintaining many of the same principles Spider-Man lives by – honesty, integrity, and always being relatable. We make sure we are aware of what’s going on in the comic industry, what’s happening with the latest comic to film productions, and just about every other angle of the superhero industry. We also, and more importantly, like to make sure we are always able to service the casual to the die hard fan boys needs.

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Captain America Merchandise at Royal Collectibles

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Spider-Man Merchandise at Royal Collectibles

As of recent, we’ve been showcasing all of our Captain America merchandise, and with the release of the film we’ve found it to be quite successful. So, currently we have highlighted some of the best of Spidey – ranging from toys, comics, graphic novels, and other nice little memorabilia. Something to pay attention to is that we have in stock Hot Toy’s The Amazing Spider-Man by Sideshow.

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Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man Deluxe Figure

 

It is an excellent Spider-Man figure. The sculpt is absolutely life-like and sports an uncanny resemblance to Andrew Garfield (all thanks to a changeable head). The costume pays attention to every detail, including the pattern on the latest suit all the way down to the Asics sneaker boots. This piece is a must have for any Spider-Man fan and is worth every cent. You won’t be disappointed and while they are still available and priced at a “more bang for your buck” amount, don’t wait to purchase. These will surely make anyone’s spider-sense tingle.

For someone on the look out for something reflecting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, we have plenty of the Hasbro action figure assortment. We have a kid-friendly set of figures and a more collector worthy set. It’s worth pointing out that Habro’s Marvel Legends action figure line has been one of the hottest toys this season. They have been very hard to come by, especially Electro. It is with great pride that I can say that there is no need to get caught in a web searching for these. Royal Collectibles has them! They are limited, but have been perfectly designed and are great for kids and adults. I personally have all of them and think that they are the best Hasbro has offered.

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Electro from Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series

We have plenty more items featuring your favorite wall-crawler. For those of you who visited us on Free Comic Book Day, you may have even caught a glimpse of him waving from our roof and snapping photos with kids!

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So if you’re looking for all things Spider-Man come check out all of our great stuff, get caught up on Peter Parker’s latest adventures, buy yourself or a loved one (or maybe just someone that needs a little more webbing in their diet) a Spider-Man tumbler glass or toy. Seriously, come check us out. Don’t be a goblin. Nobody likes a goblin. Well maybe those sinister folks at Oscorp. But we’re not them. We’re your friendly neighborhood comic shop.

Historical Baseball Ticket Stub – Featured Item This Week!

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Check out our featured eBay listing this week! We are auctioning off a historical baseball ticket stub from a Brooklyn Dodgers game in August 1955. This game marks Sandy Koufax’s first career win! Less than 7,500 fans were in attendance that day, making this ticket a super rare collectible!

This ticket stub is very rare in any condition, the one we have up for sale is graded GOOD (2) and encapsulated by PSA.

The auction ends on Sunday, May 4th, so if you or someone you know is a huge Brooklyn Dodgers or Sandy Koufax fan, check it out and spread the word!

Check it out on ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360916609298&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

Free Comic Book Day at Royal Collectibles!

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 – Be there or be square!

We’ll have an large assortment of FREE comics for everyone (limit 3 per customer).

Plus check out the events that we’ll have going on at the shop:

 

Artist Brian Kong Appearance!
From 1-3pm, comic book & trading card artist BRIAN KONG will be appearing at our store to do sketches for the public!
For $20, you can get a sketch of a comic character of your choosing and you will receive a 10-minute black-and-white sketch by Brian on a blank-cover comic book that we will provide. First come, first serve!

Costume Contest!
All you have to do is arrive in your favorite superhero costume to enter!
There will be 3 age groups: 9 & Under, 10-17, 18+
1 winner from each group will be determined based on the combined number of likes received on Facebook and Instagram (by entering the contest, you will automatically be giving us permission to post a photo of you in costume on our Facebook and Instagram pages)
Every participation will get a prize, 3 entries will receive a grand prize! (prizes to be announced)

 

Pictures with Spider-Man!
Photo with Spider-Man! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be swinging by Royal Collectibles in his hometown of Forest Hills for free photo opportunities!
From 1-3pm and 4-6pm stop by for a photo with your favorite Web Head!

 

 

 

Looking to Spruce Up Your Bat-Cave?

Batman, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, all names that resonate with men, women, and children alike. 75 years ago, Bob Kane gave the world one of the most enduring, most inspiring, and all around one of the greatest comic book characters in the history of comic books. Warner Bros. and DC Comics has many great things in store for Bat fans throughout the year; but Royal Collectibles is your one stop hub for all great and unique Batman memorabilia.

IMG_20140424_190842Check out our 1/6 Scale Batmobile by Hot Toys! Can fit a 12″ Batman figure inside!

Located in our very own Batcave, you will find some of the best Batman action figures that have ever graced store shelves. Kenner’s “Batman Returns”, “Batman Forever”, “Batman: The Animated Series”, and other Batman products reflecting the comics, cartoons, and films. Most of the figures and toys produced for “Batman: The Animated Series” have become very collectible over the past years as Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s work have become more recognized and prolific for giving fans and non fans what many people feel is the definitive take on The Dark Knight.

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 Action figures and toys based on these beloved designs are getting harder to come by. My recommendation: get them quicker than Batman gets to the top of the GCPD at the first sight of the Bat signal. They are all reasonably priced and will be excellent additions to your collection, or just great pieces to have to commemorate an icon.

If you’re on the market for more current Bat related items, DC Collectibles has been producing a fine assortment of Black & White Batman statues. What makes each statue truly special is that they are designed by artists who have left their personal stamp on the Batman. Be it Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, or even a Batman sculpt based on the design of the hit “Arkham City/ Arkham Origins” costume, you’ll find it. As an owner of one myself, I must say that they are really beautiful. For someone just getting into collectibles, or for someone that just wants a nice keepsake piece reflecting their favorite Batman, this line of statues is a perfect starting point. You are bound to find a design that resonates with your tastes and you will not be disappointed with the quality in which these have been made!

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Batman Black & White by Sean Murphy

There are so many more Batman products that I could think of, but how about you stop by the store and see for yourself what we have. I promise you won’t leave empty handed. After all, maybe you’re on the market for Superman instead.

-Steven Biscotti, Royal Collectibles-

Marvel Fact Files! Your Guide to All Things Marvel

The Marvel Comics Fact Files is a new weekly publication that builds up to create a fantastic in-depth guide to the Marvel Universe, packed with information on all the heroes and villains, their weapons, vehicles and technology.
Every issue features original cutaway artwork that reveals hidden secrets, detailed profiles of characters, a history of the teams, and a timeline of Marvel’s greatest battles, plus inside information about the history of Marvel Comics.

Fans of the old Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe will enjoy this updated and expanded new series from Eaglemoss Publications! Collect them all, organize them in the Official Binder, and you’ve got a comprehensive history of the Marvel Universe at your fingertips!

We just got in issues #11 through #22 this week! Come check ‘em out!

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Lego Ninjago Graphic Novels – back in stock!

Fans of the Lego Ninjago series will be pleased to know we are now full stocked in the graphic novels, volumes 1 through 9! Released by Papercutz, these 64-page full cover books are a fun and affordable at $6.99!

Don’t forget to enter a photo of one of your child’s Lego creations for a chance to win the new Lego Legends of Chima graphic novel and a $25.00 gift certificate to our store! More details in the “Upcoming Events” section of our website.

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