https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news.atom progressfamily! - News 2020-01-10T12:13:00-05:00 progressfamily! https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/sc-comic-con-april-17-19 2020-01-10T12:13:00-05:00 2020-01-10T12:17:13-05:00 SC Comic Con April 17-19 Dany Wintoms

It's been a long time and we have missed you too! So this April 17-19 we are coming back to the Steel City Con in Pittsburgh. We will be there will an amazingly full set up of all our tee's and Funko's along with some special treats available only at the con. As we get closer we will drop a some more details but since this is the first con we have decided to do in a while we wanted to get the word out early.

 

 

Looking at the guest list for this Spring con there are a few names you will be as stoked as us to see. We have the Punisher himself (Sorry Thomas Jane, we love you too especially the Dirty Laundry short, but it's true) Jon Bernthal will be there. Seems like a fine time to get a photo with him in our Castle Demolitions tee, just saying. For all you O.G. nerds they are also hosting Robert Carradine and Don Gibbs from Revenge of the Nerds. The cinematic masterpiece that our Tri-Lam design was inspired by. You can see a full run down of the celebrities that will be there at the Steel City Con site -  RIGHT HERE

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/black-friday-starts-now 2019-11-26T11:53:00-05:00 2019-11-26T11:56:34-05:00 Black Friday Starts now!! Dany Wintoms

Starting today and going through until Cyber Monday ends you can stock up at Shirtnado.com with some hefty discounts on everything on our site. Just use the code "BF10" for $10 off of all orders of $50 and above and "BF25" for $25 off of orders of $100 or more. It's just that easy. With deals this good you can take care of everyone on your list and snag something for yourself, we both know you have earned it. We just added a few of our favorite designs on hoodies so now is the perfect time to load up for winter.

 

Come by this Friday and Saturday to get your shopping done in one go. We will be doing 2 for $15 on all our tee's and common Funko Pops! Grab 2 shirts, 2 Pops!, or mix and match one of each. Grab some shirts for all the people who earned a little something this year and throw a Funko Pop! in the stocking for less than 20 bucks!!

 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/free-pop-vinyl 2019-10-18T13:16:00-04:00 2019-10-18T13:16:54-04:00 Free Funko Pop! w/ Any Regularly Priced Tee This Saturday 12-4 in Store Jason Lott We've got way to many pops in the building so we're running a crazy sale. This Saturday, in-store from 12-4, Buy any regularly priced tee, and a common pop from our eligible selection (click here to browse eligible Pop! Vinyl) and your Pop! will be free. Come check us out: 220 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA 15104

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/eccc-trip-and-upcoming-exclusives 2019-03-19T13:13:00-04:00 2019-03-19T13:25:27-04:00 ECCC Trip and Upcoming Funko Exclusives Dany Wintoms

We flew out to Seattle last week to do a bit of exploring into the Emerald City Comic Con and the insane Funko Headquarters, and it did not disappoint. Had a blast meeting a ton of artists, writers, fellow collectors, and new fans. The con was rad and we got their early enough to be able to get around and talk with everyone. All the people I saw in a Shirtnado tee we will be getting in touch to send you something rad out as a way to say thanks! We met with a lot of awesomely creative people and got ideas for new designs, collabs, and just general insanity that I'm sure you will all be into. 

We also didn't just buy for ourselves but got a few exclusives we will be putting up for sale very soon. We will let you know a bit before things go live since the numbers are limited and it will be a first come/ first serve situation. Funko Headquarters is everything you would hope and if you are ever in the area it is totally worth a trip. The displays and the make your own Freddy or monster Funko alone are worth it. When you throw all the Pop!s, patches, keychains, random exclusives, and the joy of how easy it is to dig through and do some Pop! hunting it becomes a must stop. Also I noticed the Rocketeer helmet in one of the displays and that's just rad.

We have a few new designs were putting the finishing touches on now along with some totally new things. We have heard the call for tank tops much like the hoodies and those are on their way! We have also been looking into some new collectibles to help fill your shelves. More on those once we get some things in the 'Nado HQ. 

Lastly we have been dealing with all the fun red tape with opening a new store and it has been a bit more intense than we were hoping. The good news is that no amount of red tape can contain a Shirtnado of awesomeness and the end is finally in sight. To those who managed to make it in during our soft opening and have patiently waited to come back we appreciate all the support and will be doing our best to give the love back with the best shop we can put out there. 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/top-shelf-pops-1 2019-01-31T13:17:00-05:00 2019-01-31T13:27:36-05:00 Top Shelf Pops! Dany Wintoms We have a new section in our Funko Pop! area we wanted to let everyone know about. When you're hunting for Chases or any of your Grails now you can check out our Top Shelf Pop! section for one stop Pop! needs. All of our Top Shelf Pops! come in a FREE Funko Pop! Stacks Plastic Protector to make sure it gets to you and is displayed as safely as possible.
  
All of the Top Shelf Pops! are super limited numbers so act fast when you see someone you like. If you follow us on Instagram make sure to check out the Top Shelf Pops! story highlights tab. We are posting new Pops! up there randomly so you can check out those grails as they come in. 
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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/7-things-to-be-stoked-on-in-2019 2019-01-17T14:06:00-05:00 2019-01-17T14:16:14-05:00 7 Things to be Stoked on in 2019 Dany Wintoms 2018 was rough for pretty much everyone (well at least the ones that survived the snap). Now we have a whole new year of nerdery to enjoy so we have pulled together what we are most looking forward to in the world of comic related tv, movies, and games. I couldn't find dates for Legions third season or the Netflix run of Locke and Key so those are my honorable mentions. Legion being the mutant show that is one of the wildest most imaginative shows out and Locke and Key is the horror book from Joe Hill (Stephen King's son) d artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

First up is one you won't have to wait too long for, the Punisher. With Disney getting ready to launch its own service Netflix has been losing the Marvel licenses but we still have Frank Castle and Jigsaw to keep us going so let's enjoy. In case you are super late to the party here is the trailer and the full run drops on January 18. 

 While they are losing Marvel Netflix has been filling it's lineup with some lesser known comic based shows. Besides the Locke and Key series they are giving us the Umbrella Academy. The book was written by Gerard Way (the singer of your favorite Hot Topic band My Chemical Romance) with art by one half of the Brazilian wonder twins Gabriel Ba. The book is only on its third run right now so easy to jump in and catch up and it is one I highly suggest. The one line pitch is that it is a blended family-super hero- action- drama- with a talking monkey. If you aren't already sold here is the trailer to check out ...   You can see the full season on February 15th. 

 First up in the Captain Marvel 2 pack is the MCU version Carol Danvers. This is set in the 90's and looks to introduce us to the woman that seems to be taking a/ the lead role in the next phase of Marvel movies. It also gives us some prime Nick Fury and a cat that seems to be a huge part. I don't get it but I will never complain about kittens in my super hero movies so wow me Goose!! Just to get this out of the way I was hoping for the fauxhawk Carol that has been in the comics recently but we at least are getting the mohawk look with the helmet so I won't hold it against them. The good Cap'n hits on March 8.

 On the other side we have the DC offering of the OG Captain Marvel now just going by Shazam. Long story short Captain Marvel (Shazam) was invented as sort of a Superman rip off in 1939. National Comics (then DC) wasn't into that and sued Fawcett (Captain Marvel Shazam editions publisher). They settled out of court but damage was done and the Marvel family sort of went into limbo. In 1967 Marvel sees the name and says "Don't mind if I do" and create there own. As Shazam came back in DC comics they pretty much traded between calling him Captain Marvel and Shazam. Now though it is pretty much Shazam only. #FactFriday So impress all the other folks in the theater with your knowledge of early comicdom. This story seems to pretty closely follow the New 52 arc and seems to be a lot more haha than the gritty DC movies they started with. Will it be the next Aquaman or will it be another one DC takes an L on? Check out the trailer and see what happens to the mightiest mortal on April 5.

 This next one is an indie gem that Im not too familiar with but the people in the know seem to think it will be worth keeping an eye on. Seems there was a movie before this called "Infinite War" or something?? Must be a period piece. Any way this is called Avengers: Endgame and if you think it is the kinda thing you could get into here is the trailer and seems it will be in theaters on April 26. If the buzz is to be believed this may do pretty Ok so maybe try for the matinee showing. 

Spidey killed it in 2018 and that is saying something since he spent a great deal of it as dust. Between the PS4 game (my game of the year by far, feel free to @ me) and the trip to the Spider-verse, Peter had a damn fine showing. The next in the latest Tom Holland solo movies is Spider-Man: Far From Home. Peter is heading on a Euro trip and will be enjoying the sights along with his best bud Mysterio. The trailer just hit a few days ago which you can check out here and keep an eye out for the fishbowl helmet. Just to toss this in as an aside but if you haven't seen Into the Spider-verse you really owe it to yourself to do so. If you dont come out of that movie a bit more positive and ready to wear the mask yourself then I say "Ha, nice try, but that is impossible. Damn good movie though right? We should hang out more. You are a rad person and have you lost weight?"  See what I mean? Miles brings out the best in us all. 
Last up is Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order coming out on Switch exclusively. We don't know much since this was just announced last month but if you played the first 2 then I assume you are stoked like I am. We seem to be getting a ton of characters and a lot of Thanos' pals to take out that Infinity War aggression on. Hopefully we get some sweet black Friday deals this year so I can grab a Switch and get in on the action when the game drops on December 13. 
So there you have it! Not all the radness we will get to enjoy but we had to share our excitement with all you wonderful folks. We have a ton of big plans this year and will be rolling more out week in and week out. There will absolutely be something for everyone. no matter the size the "Nado will have you covered in the best tee's, hoodies, and more (couldn't tell you now could i?). Now let us know what you are looking forward to be it a show about dragons, some new Funko friends, or whatever insane 3D Imax movie will rule the summer. 
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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/steve-carell-greg-daniels-reuniting-for-netflix-project 2019-01-16T22:20:00-05:00 2019-01-16T22:26:29-05:00 Steve Carell & Greg Daniels reuniting for Netflix Project Jason Lott The show will loosely be based on Trump's Space Force plans, but don't expect something in the sci-fi realm, the show is expected to focus more on the people tasked with creating Space Force and figuring out exactly what this new branch of the military will do, and how they will "perform other space related tasks" 

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The show will loosely be based on Trump's Space Force plans, but don't expect something in the sci-fi realm, the show is expected to focus more on the people in charge of creating The Space Force and figuring out exactly what this new branch of the military will do, and how they will "perform other space related tasks"

We're anxiously awaiting an actual trailer. In the meantime, check out our take on Space Force with our Space Force tee

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/sloths-ron-swanson-and-funkos-youre-welcome 2019-01-14T11:56:00-05:00 2019-01-14T12:06:16-05:00 Sloths, Ron Swanson, and Funkos! You're Welcome Dany Wintoms
Hey party people! We wanted to give you a head's up on a couple new designs going up this week. First we have everyone's favorite slacker but this time in full on hoodie goodness. No reason to let the cold keep you from putting off anything and everything you can just as the mighty sloth would. We also have a nod to one of the finest people and food stuffs this beautiful planet has ever known. Ron Swanson is a man who's teachings will last the Willennium and beyond. You can also let the people know your thoughts on all things meat in our Swanson's Butcher Shop tee! Lastly we have quite a few new Funko Pops! coming in this week so keep checking to see if your newest grail is available. This is going to be a huge year with a lot of things being planned already so thanks for checking us out and hope you like what we have coming!!
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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/progressfamily-store-opening-this-saturday-12-4 2018-12-12T16:37:00-05:00 2018-12-12T16:49:16-05:00 Shirtnado Store Opening this Saturday 12-4!! Dany Wintoms

Christmas is coming early!! You all have been so good this year you are getting the finest present we could give. If you have followed us on our social's you have seen some of our pics during remodeling/ construction on our new storefront. Well the time has come to kick open the doors this Saturday December 15 from 12 to 4! We will be doing some giveaways and having some day one deals to celebrate all the radness that one brick and mortar building can hold. All the ridiculously soft tee's you know and love along with one of the best selections of Funko Pops! in the area are up and ready to add to your collections. You can also check out our pins, Marvel Legends, and some other rad stuff like blind boxes and stickers. We will announce our day to day hours in a bit but we couldn't stand to make you wait any longer. Come check out our new place, play a little Pac-Man, and finish up the X-Mas shopping or just treat yourself cause you earned it champ!

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/green-monday-buy2-get1-free-sale 2018-11-19T14:02:00-05:00 2018-11-19T14:13:19-05:00 Green Monday Buy2 Get1 Free Sale!! Dany Wintoms

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have started giving a little early over here at Shirtnado HQ. Right now until Monday the 26th we are offering buy 2 get 1 free on all tee's. Just add 3 tee's to your cart and the discount applies, no code needed! 

We are still working to get the shop open but hit a snag and we will have to let all of you know the new opening date. It is looking awesome and we can guarantee it will be your new one stop for all things ridiculously soft and rad!! 

Last thing we have changed out pre-orders for Funko Pops! If you have an order you will still be getting it as soon as we have them in house and don't need to do anything but we won't be taking any new pre-orders from this point on. We will still update the calendar with dates on when we expect our newest Funko items to come in so you can see what we have on the way. As soon as we have them in hand they will go live online and in store. So keep an eye on the calendar to find out when your favorite Pops! will be available. 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/new-games-tees-and-funkos-out-now 2018-06-01T14:09:00-04:00 2018-06-01T14:16:13-04:00 New Games, Tees, and Funkos Out Now!! Dany Wintoms Street Fighter has put out the 30th Anniversary Collection and if you are a fan of hadoken's or sonic boom's you are in luck. It has 12 games total starting from the beginning with the O.G. Street Fighter which is cool to check out but probably won't be the one you keep going back to all the way up to Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. To celebrate this release we put out an ode to the classic win quotes from Street Fighter 2. Dhalsim has always been a favorite of mine and I loved his quote so went with something to honor all his yoga flame glory.                       

                                          Meditate and Destroy

If you prefer the outdoors and the joy of anxiously looking for a place to charge your phone constantly then the new Jurassic World mobile game is all you. I have only checked it out real quick but if you fell into the pokemon go craze then you should be right at home here. Now instead of adorable little made up animals we have massive dino pals...so a pretty good move in my opinion. While you are out collecting maybe bring an expert like Alan Grant. I don't know how to get you in touch with Sam Neil but I can get you his Funko Version and let's be real that is just as good right??                                                                                             

                                                 Dr Alan Grant

So what are you playing this weekend? A bit of fighting, bit of dino catching, something totally different??? Let us know what you're up to now that we have summer finally here in all its sweaty fun. 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/making-fun-the-story-of-funko-on-netflix 2018-05-25T10:30:00-04:00 2018-05-25T10:37:49-04:00 Making Fun: The Story of Funko on Netflix Dany Wintoms

For all the Funko Fanatics the documentary of how Funko came to be the end all in nostalgia toys is now up on Netflix. We have been into Pops! for a long time now and its cool seeing where they came from and how they are made. No matter what your nerd thing is Funko! has you covered somehow. What other company can go from Star Wars, to WWE, to the Golden Girls and have them all fit together? 

Whether you are just starting out or deep in the game we have some of the raddest Pops! ready to go on your shelf packed up like the precious bundles of joy that they are. Let us know what's your favorite or which you are looking most forward to. The glamour shots of the Gargoyle Pops! are looking awesome and I already have a spot picked out for them on my wall!  

                

Get your Funko fix right HERE new pre-orders up all the time so keep watching to make sure your collection is at the proper level of super awesome radtasticness!! 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/mcu-quiz-time 2018-05-16T17:03:00-04:00 2018-05-16T17:03:52-04:00 MCU Quiz Time!! Dany Wintoms
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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/insomniac-spider-man-exclusive-coverage-trailer 2018-04-04T00:18:00-04:00 2018-04-04T00:25:43-04:00 Insomniac Games Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer Jason Lott Game Informer has a new video showing off new footage from the upcoming Spider-man game

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Game Informer has a new video showing off new footage from the upcoming Spider-Man game that Insomniac is hard at work on & the upcoming May issue promises 14 pages of Spidey news. The issue features some sweet Alex Ross cover art.  The game is supposed to come out some time in the second quarter of 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/kb-toys-eyes-comeback-to-fill-the-toys-r-us-void 2018-03-22T13:24:00-04:00 2018-03-22T13:25:27-04:00 KB Toys Eyes Comeback to Fill the Toys R Us Void Jason Lott More

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A company called Strategic Marks, that specializes in bringing dead brands back to life has announced plans to launch apx. 1000 KB Toys Pop Up shops to fill the void Toys R Us closing will leave. They've been in contact with Hasbro, Mattel & about 200 smaller toy companies that will be looking for an outlet for stock. If the holiday season is successful, some of the pop-ups may stick around long-term. 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/deadpool-2-new 2018-03-22T13:22:00-04:00 2018-03-22T13:28:05-04:00 Deadpool 2 New Trailer Breakdown!! Dany Wintoms We got a little treat today with a new Deadpool trailer and it helped fill in some of the questions about whats going on in this movie. ICYMI here it is in all its fourth wall breaking glory and a breakdown of what we know.

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We got a little treat today with a new Deadpool trailer and it helped fill in some of the questions about whats going on in this movie. ICYMI here it is in all its fourth wall breaking glory and a breakdown of what we know.

Ok let's do a quick breakdown. So Cable is coming back in time to save the world, which is really his favorite thing no matter if it's comics, tv, or movies. This time it seems to be a new mutant? or at least one I can't place from what we've seen. Luckily for him our favorite merc with a mouth is playing bodyguard for the kid so there we have our setup for the story. 

This time we are getting a few new friends too. X-Force is officially name dropped in this trailer and while we don't get the full roster run down we know a few characters. We already know Domino is there and looks like Shatterstar in white between DP and Terry Crews' character on the chopper. Still not sure of the fifth character is on the chopper but you may have noticed they gave us the name of who the office linebacker himself is playing. As Deadpool is going through headshots for X-Force we see Terry Crews with the name Bedlam under it. Bedlam has a bioelectrical field that affects mechanical and electrical things. Which is they are playing into Cable having a techno-organic virus could make him a useful guy to have on your side. There is also another female mutant on the team that we don't get a name for but looks like she could be playing Surge. She can absorb electricity and send it back out in blasts so another electric based character would make sense. 

We get to see DP in high heels, a real sweet X-Men jersey, a cameo from Professor X's wheelchair, and our bestie Blind Al gets the line of the trailer. The first movie was rad and looks like they are going to keep the streak going. Now all we need to do is make it till May to see it. Until then we can keep you covered literally in our Dopinder's Taxi tee!! Of course we all love the main man in red but be honest you know you were really just hoping for more Dopinder just like we were.                                                                                                    

      

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/westworld-season-2-coming-april-22nd 2018-03-20T14:36:00-04:00 2018-03-20T14:41:05-04:00 Westworld Season 2 Coming April 22nd Dany Wintoms HBO may not be giving us Game of Thrones for a while but we will get some more old west fun this April 22 when Westworld comes back.

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HBO may not be giving us Game of Thrones for a while but we will get some more old west fun this April 22 when Westworld comes back.

There will be another 10 episodes like the first season but looks like we will be seeing a lot this time. If you haven't finished season 1 this is where I put the spoiler warning so go on...get out....ok those 2 gone? Alright well what the hell man?! Season one not only told a wild story of A.I. possibly being sentient and how humans act when there are no rules but the wildest part is that the whole first season has been called a prologue. The "real" show starts in season 2. There are still a lot of questions and the biggest for me is whether or not this has all been planned. With Maeve and Dolores both making some huge calls in the first season finale we have to see if Ford was leading them to their decisions or if they have really figured out the maze for themselves. 

The show still seems to be mostly focused on the West part of Westworld but there are hints that they actually have 6 worlds going. We saw a few glimpses of the Samurai world and the writers have said that unlike the movie in the 70's there won't be a medieval or Roman world. I was also looking forward to Maeve getting out in the real world and seeing what she does out of the park's control but with her choice to go back we will have to wait to see how her roll changes in the chaos. Plus who thinks that was really Ford? He seemed to come around to Arnold's thoughts that the host's didn't deserve a life of repeated misery so people can be terrible to them but he also didn't seem like the kind of guy that would sacrifice himself to start a revolution.  Then we have the Man in Black/ William. Now we see how he started and who he became will we see what made him turn? 

This show was awesome in season 1 and there is no way they are going to slow down now. I want this to be like the last season we saw of Game of Thrones where it was non stop the whole time. A trip from the capital to the wall that before took half a season was handled in 20 minutes. I know some people didn't like that but come on the first season was a political drama set in medieval times. Now we have dragon zombies. Things changed and for the better I think. So like that lets use the world that was set up in season one and let it get banana sandwich levels of crazy moving ahead. 

I'm dropping the trailer here so if you missed it enjoy but what do you guys want to see? What questions are you walking in with and what worlds do you hope to see some killing in? Also make sure you are the cool kid in your watch parties by rocking the Mariposa Saloon tee and we have a few Westworld Funko Pop! figured left so grab yours before the inevitable series 2 comes out!!                                                                                                 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/avengers-infinity-war-trailer-is-here-and-a-flash-sale-just-because 2018-03-16T10:33:00-04:00 2018-03-16T10:38:07-04:00 Avengers: Infinity War Trailer is Here!! And a Flash Sale Just Because! Dany Wintoms The day we have all been waiting for is almost here! After 18 movies it's time to bring the gang together to battle the biggest, meanest, California raisinest dude this side of the Cancerverse. I'm stoked and you're stoked so enjoy!!  

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The day we have all been waiting for is almost here! After 18 movies it's time to bring the gang together to battle the biggest, meanest, California raisinest dude this side of the Cancerverse. I'm stoked and you're stoked so enjoy!!     

Yea. This is genuinely like having a wish fulfilled for me and a lot comic fans. These movies have pulled people in and this is the culmination of a lot of shield throws, hulking out, hammer smashes, shrinking, web swings, and iron suits. 

I am just assuming I will be seeing all of you at the AMC marathon leading up to Infinity War. Il be the guy who is modeling 18 different Shirtnado tees haha. So who's pumped to see this and what are you hoping to see? I'm already loving seeing the Guardians interacting with everyone else and Cap vs Thanos?! I'm not mad at that at all. 

Of course I don't any of you fine folks not looking your best for this most holy of nerd events so whether its Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-man, or the Guardians we have you covered. Grab your own baby soft rad ass tee here and remember that our flash sale happening is going on this weekend to save yourself some bucko-delores. 

                            

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/5-things-we-need-from-the-netflix-marvel-universe 2018-03-12T13:27:00-04:00 2018-03-12T13:32:13-04:00 5 things we need from the Netflix Marvel Universe Dany Wintoms The Netflix shows from Marvel have been pretty on point. They may not all be as awesome as we wanted, looking at you Iron Fist, but they have brought in a set of heroes we most likely wouldn't have got to see on the big screen. The best part of these shows are how they take the street level guys and girls and give them a spotlight. So as long as we are getting purple man and K'un Lun I think why stop there? Here is a quick top 5 of things we would love to see in the upcoming Netflix shows. Now on the chance one of these happen consider this your spoiler warning.

 

             

The Marvel cinematic universe hasn't been a huge factor in the Netflix shows yet. We haven't had much besides a few lines here and there referencing that the heroes in NYC are aware of the craziness that has happened outside the rest of the world.  The last Cap movie was Civil War and in the comics that involved everybody. I get why they can't do it on that scale for one movie but maybe we get some spill over in the Netflix 'verse. I loved how the last Daredevil season had 2 arcs. We got Punisher and the Elektra stories. Maybe the third DD season can start with a story about Matt laying low to protect his identity and not registering and Danny takes the red tights out for a bit to help him clear his name. If nothing else we get a sweet devil vs devil fight out of it. 

 

    

We got to see the team up in the Defenders but in the comics there have been a few different line ups under the Defenders name. One guy that's there more often than not is the good doctor himself Stephen Strange. He lives up the road from all this Hell's Kitchen and Manhattan madness and with the hand bringing people back from the dead and mystical ninja fights going on it would be rad to see Doctor Strange pop up to help out. Even if its just in a last minute finale kind of move. 

While we are making a wish list why not toss in some of the more comic rooted bad guys. I know these are the more grimy street level heroes but that doesn't mean every bank robber has to be a guy in a ski mask. I'm not asking for a season long story with Hydro Man or Gladiator but why not follow the more comic approach in story telling that season 2 of Daredevil started. Throw in a one off episode and just to help out I'l give you the story Netflix. Sandman is trying to help out his estranged daughter the best way he knows how, robbing banks. He hits a few gets on Daredevil's radar...get it, radar, damn I'm good...  and we get to see them throw down. Maybe Matt even takes pity on the guy for trying to help his daughter and works as his attorney a few episodes later to give us a little closure on the story. Boosh! It's just that easy Marvel. 

                       

It's been a rumor for a while but seriously give us Moon Knight. He is the perfect character for Netflix. You get your drama, action, a few laughs, and a vengeful other worldly god. If you don't know who Moon Knight is here's the super rough breakdown. Special forces merc who dies and is brought back by an Egyptian god to protect travelers of the night. Oh and he may or may not be totally crazy to the point that you wonder if any of the stuff he has seen is real. He has split personalities and is not at all above going full on Punisher when dealing with crime. It's worth it for the fact that each of his personalities could have totally different dealings with everyone. Just imagine a stressed out Jessica Jones trying to hold back as the guy slips from one version of himself to another. There's no way its not gold.

                    

He has been teased in Daredevil already so don't tell me it's not possible. Come on we all know we need Stilt Man. We don't deserve him but damn do we need him now more than ever. Just imagine him taking on the Defenders. Will it most likely be a 5 minute joke fight? Yes. Will it be the most entertaining 5 minutes Marvels Netflix shows ever give us? You know it will. Oh, just to add this in Stilt Man's real name is Wilbur. Just make this happen already.

Link below to grab yourself our Alias Investigations tee in honor of Jessica Jones season 2 being released!!

       

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/the-many-saints-of-newark-a-sopranos-prequel 2018-03-08T21:27:00-05:00 2018-03-11T11:21:31-04:00 The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Prequel Jason Lott David Chase & Lawrence Konner have a script that has been purchased by New Line Cinema for a prequel to the Sopranos story.

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David Chase & Lawrence Konner have a script that has been purchased by New Line Cinema for a prequel to the Sopranos story. The movie will take place in the 60's, around the time of the Newark riots, and include some of the characters fans of the show will remember. We don't have a lot of details now, but Chase will be producing, co-writing & be involved in finding a director, so we can look forward to an authentic Sopranos experience. The Many Saints of Newark is a working title, but more than enough to get fans of HBO's game changing series something to look forward too. 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/top-10-most-ridiculously-expensive-funko-pops 2018-03-02T21:32:00-05:00 2018-03-03T16:57:37-05:00 What is the most expensive Funko Pop ever? Jason Lott More

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People get addicted to Funko Pops, and it's pretty hard for normal people to understand, but sometimes I think even the most die hard of collectors can start to think how wildly high some of these go for. Here are some of the craziest  sales we could find in recent history. Obviously these sales numbers aren't a perfect representation of their value, but they do represent what they worth to one particular person that was willing to drop some insane money on them. 

So what is the most expensive Funko Pop? Well, here's a start...

10. Silver Batman

 

Released: 2015
Release Location: Hot Topic Employee Reward
Edition Size: 108
Recently Sold: €1600.00
Sale Date: 01-06-2018

 

9. Flocked Lotso

Released: 2011
Release Location: D23 Expo
Edition Size: 480
Recently Sold: $1,850.00
Sale Date: 02-20-2018


8. Glow in the Dark Green Lantern

Released: 2010
Release Location: San Diego Comic Con
Edition Size: 240
Recently Sold: $1,999.00
Sale Date: 11-25-2017

 

 

7. Holographic Darth Maul 

Released: 2010
Release Location: San Diego Comic Con
Edition Size: 240
Recently Sold: $2,100.00
Sale Date: 11-25-2017

 

 

6. The Notorious B.I.G. (Metallic) 

Released: 2011
Release Location: San Diego Comic Con
Edition Size: 240
Recently Sold: $2,399.00
Sale Date: 01-23-2018

 

5. 1950's Metallic Gold Elvis

Released: 2015
Release Location: General Release
Edition Size: ???
Recently Sold: $2,499.00
Sale Date: 01-18-2018

  

4. Super Hero Stan Lee

Released: 2017
Release Location: LA Comic Con
Edition Size: 12
Recently Sold: $4000
Sale Date: 12-22-2017

 

3.Dumbo (Clown)

Released: 2013
Release Location: San Diego Comic Con
Edition Size: 108
Recently Sold: €5000.00
Sale Date: 08-11-2017

  

2. Glow-in-the-Dark Boo Berry

Released: 2011
Release Location:
Edition Size: 24
Recently Sold: $7,900.00
Sale Date: 01-28-18

  

1. Glow-in-the-Dark Clockwork Orange Alex

Released:
Release Location:
Edition Size: 12
Recently Sold: $13,600.00
Sale Date: 02-18-2017

 

So there you have it. Some of the most ridiculously priced pops in the game! 

*This list kind of skipped over one very highly priced series, the Freddy Funkos have a lot of highly valued variants, but to keep the list interesting, we skipped those. Could not have compiled this with out the very useful poppriceguide.com

 


 

  

 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/toy-fair-funko-pop-reveals-and-pre-orders-part-dos 2018-02-20T13:04:00-05:00 2018-03-02T21:53:04-05:00 Toy Fair Funko Pop! Reveals and Pre-Orders!! Part Dos! Dany Wintoms Yesterday we dropped a few of our pre-order Pops! from the NY Toy Fair announcements and today we have the rest for you. Funko is all about covering just about any and every fan base and these new ones definitely do that.

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Yesterday we dropped a few of our pre-order Pops! from the NY Toy Fair announcements and today we have the rest for you. Funko is all about covering just about any and every fan base and these new ones definitely do that. 

 

Starting off strong with one of the most best fellas to ever stroll the neighborhood we have Mister Rogers coming in early May. Get this guy on one end of your shelf and Bob Ross on the other and you will become 105% more chill. (That hasn't been scientifically tested but I'll still guarantee it works.)

                              

 

To start off we're taking it back a bit with some of the best the 80's had to offer. From the classic comedy Coming to America we have the Pop! versions of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall as their characters Prince Akeem  and Semmi. On the TV side you can full your own playhouse with Pee-wee and his friends. You have to expect Jambi and Cowboy Curtis to be in the next set but until then you get Pee-wee, Miss Yvonne, and Chairry with Pterri 2 pack. You already know where we stand on Pterodactyls with this design already out so we're pumped to see him make a Funko appearance.                                                                                   

                                        Pterodactyls are Pterrific                                         

 

                            

Grease is the word well Grease and toys...toys are also the word. Either way, you no longer have to decide now that Grease has toys so rest easy kids. This wave has Danny Zuko in his leather jacket or the classic school sweater look. There's also 2 Sandra Dees. In either her school or carnival looks.

 

                               

Last but for sure not least we have a few more additions for your Stranger Things shelf. To start they are calling her the "Elevated" Eleven but we all know its really the Eleven with "authentic bitchin' mind powers" edition. Your new faves are here too. Well one fave and one guy we all love to hate in Bob and Billy respectively.  To end this series Funko is giving us a new Hopper with underground murder vines look and Steve with his babysitting/hunting gear. 

 

We are stoked to be able to get you guys and gals all this Funko Pop! awesomeness in these pre-orders! So pick up a new set of vinyl buds and let us know who you can't wait to get an unbox or just leave mint on the shelf.

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/toy-fair-funko-pop-reveals-and-pre-orders 2018-02-19T14:35:00-05:00 2018-03-02T21:54:29-05:00 Toy Fair Funko Pop! Reveals and Pre-Orders!! Part Uno! Dany Wintoms This last weekend we got to preview how our money will be spent this spring with all the new Funko Pop! announcements. Keeping the streak going of having something for everyone Funko has you covered no matter if your thing is movies, tv, music, or the pure joy of a Deadpool holding a panda in unicorn slippies.

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This last weekend we got to preview how our money will be spent this spring with all the new Funko Pop! announcements. Keeping the streak going of having something for everyone Funko has you covered no matter if your thing is movies, tv, music, or the pure joy of a Deadpool holding a panda in unicorn slippies. We have more than a couple of the newly announced Pops! up for pre order now and you can check them out and make sure you get your own little box of joy.  

              

First up we have the Saturday Night Live Pops! with everyone's favorite guide to all the best NY hot spots Stefon, the meanest man to ever play the cowbell Gene Frenkle, and those wonderful gift givers the D*ck in a Box Duo.

 

                      

Coming in May we have a few awesome Pops! to pick up like the Princess Bride crew. We have Inigo Montoya, Buttercup, and Westley in his unmasked or masked Chase look.

 

                     

We got you music lovers covered too. You can tease those bangs up and get those ripped jeans out of the closet with Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars of Motley Crue. While you are reliving those 80's metal days you can hang with Mr. School's out himself, Alice Cooper.  You know what goes perfect after a night of partying with some of metal's finest? Accordion. So get your squeezebox on with the Weird Al Pop and get weird with it.

 

                       

Helping you get ready for some more of that sweet Merc with a Mouth action you can pick up Deadpool in his Bob Ross, Clown, Robe, or super casual lounging action look. Since you can't have a Deadpool without someone for him to talk to, or at, we also have some co stars for him. Grab your very own Negasonic Teenage Warhead (still the coolest name ever), Domino, Cable, and Colossus.

Then of course there the finest syrup chugging, liter of cola ordering, cup testing cops this side of the Vermont state line. Let's hope we get Rabbit and the chief soon but until then start your collection with Mac, Farva, and Ramathorn

There are soo many new vinyl bundles of joy coming we had to break it into 2 parts so while that's it for now be ready for a whole new group to drop in Part Dos later this week!!

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/black-panther-primer-know-before-you-go 2018-02-16T14:36:00-05:00 2018-03-02T21:54:51-05:00 Black Panther Primer Know Before You Go Dany Wintoms Black Panther finally gets his own movie and judging by the early reviews it is a movie worthy of the king of Wakanda. The character first popped up in 1966 in an issue of the Fantastic Four where they were given a flying car as an invite to visit. While that is an amazingly baller move there is way too much to cover in that and the following issues for this recap. So just to give you a quick summary of the man himself here is a few things to know before you get your ticket. 

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Black Panther finally gets his own movie and judging by the early reviews it is a movie worthy of the king of Wakanda. The character first popped up in 1966 in an issue of the Fantastic Four where they were given a flying car as an invite to visit. While that is an amazingly baller move there is way too much to cover in that and the following issues for this recap. So just to give you a quick summary of the man himself here is a few things to know before you get your ticket. He rules the nation of Wakanda which has always been apart from the rest of the world. They are always shown as a mix of a more tribal African culture whle beng the most technologically advanced country on Earth. The nation is also home to Vibranium (the stuff that made Cap's shield). T'Challa becomes the Black Panther after taking the mantle from his father when he dies. He is in a lot of ways similar to Cap as far as his abilities go to with him having enhanced strength, senses,and speed. Where Cap got this from the Erksine experiment Black Panther got his skills through training and the help of a special herb....yup. In the comics he has been an Avenger for years, taken part in the super hero Civil War, married the X-Man Storm, lost his title of Black Panther to his sister after a fight with Doctor Doom left him in a coma, became a depowered Man without Fear in Hell's Kitchen, became a king of the dead to save Wakanda from destruction, joined Marvel's version of the Illuminati, and then hesurvived the "Incursion" when the Ultimate Marvel universe crashed into the mainline Marvel U destroying them both but really just combining them. Yea, comics right?? Now he is n a few current books worth checking out that have him back as the leader of Wakanda and things are going great...Ok not really there seems to be a steady line of people looking to overthrow our man every month.   

That is a lot to try and follow but luckily you don't need to have read all those issues to enjoy the movie coming up. I definitely would say you should check out Captain America: Civil War since that's where we are introduced to Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa. I won't spoil it if you haven't seen it but also come on, you should have by now SMH. I think that movie while introducing us to T'Challa won't really be the lead in to his stand alone movie but I think Civil War ends n a way that more likely sets up the version of Black Panther we will see in Infinity war. This looks to be a more centered look at the world T'Challa deals with on a more day to day level before everyone comes together to take on Cable..wait... I mean Thanos, honest mistake. We will see his famly and the villains that have been there since day one like Klaw and later baddies like Killmonger and Man Ape. If you somehow still aren't stoked to see this here is the trailer to get the blood moving in that cold dead heart.

Now just to make sure you don't go in there looking like you don't know whats up we have you covered wth our "Visit Wakanda" tee. So who has seen the movie and what did you think? Let us know here, facebook, instagram, twitter, at our brick and mortar shop, or just stalk us and jump out of the bushes yelling opinons.

 

- Dany Wintoms

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/top5netflix-feb2018 2018-01-31T15:06:00-05:00 2018-01-31T15:20:04-05:00 The 6 Things We're Most Excited For on Netflix - Feb. 2018 Jason Lott
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We've put together a quick list of what we're most looking forward to watching (and re-watching) this month on Netflix. Don't judge us for our bad taste.

6. Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 - Feb. 1st

Quentin Tarantino brings you the story of a former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), who wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.

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5. Mute - Feb. 23rd

Mute is an upcoming British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones, who also co-wrote the script with Michael Robert Johnson. It will star Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, revolving around a mute bartender searching for the love of his life who has mysteriously disappeared. The film has been described by Jones as a "spiritual sequel" to his 2009 film Moon

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4. Aeon Flux - Feb. 1st

Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

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3. “Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers” - Feb. 2nd

Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Documentary Now) debuts his new comedy special, Standup For Drummers on February 6.

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2. Cabin Fever - Feb. 2nd

Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror film directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, and Giuseppe Andrews. It was produced by Lauren Moews and Evan Astrowsky and executive produced by Susan Jackson. The film was the directing debut of Roth, who co-wrote the film with Randy Pearlstein. The story follows a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The inspiration for the film's story came from a real life experience during a trip to Iceland when Roth developed a skin infection.

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1. Altered Carbon - Feb. 2nd

From creator Laeta Kalogridis (Night Watch, Shutter Island) comes this adaptation of Altered Carbon, the 2002 hardboiled cyberpunk science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan. Set in a future in which interstellar travel is effected by transferring consciousnesses between bodies ("sleeves"), it follows the attempt of Takeshi Kovacs, a former U.N. elite soldier turned private investigator, to investigate a rich man's death for him.

 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-trailer 2017-10-11T15:46:00-04:00 2018-03-02T21:55:39-05:00 Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Jason Lott The new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie hit on Monday and it was everything we needed and maybe more. The director said to maybe miss is for fear of spoilers but I've seen it a few times and don't feel like its given away anything too important. People think there are big moments hinted at but I think it is more clever editing than anything. Remember how we all thought Finn was going to be the force user walking into The Force Awakens only to find out that Rey was the real badass. Moments like the last scene showing what looks to be Rey asking our sweet sad boy Kylo to teach her is most likely 2 separate conversations made to look like they are happening together. The real question to ask is what are those ice foxes about and when will we get a Funko Pop! of them? We still have a couple months to go so we will see how much gets revealed so what do you want to see and what are you stoked on already? If you some how missed the trailer we have it below and also let me hear your ice fox fan fiction cause those are my new guys and I refuse to stop talking about them.

   

 

While we wait for opening night be sure to load up on all the finest Star Wars nerdery with our Last Jedi Funko Pops! and Rey's Recovery tee cause before she was wielding a lightsaber she was just trying to stack portions and make ends meet. 

            

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/new-york-comic-con-game-of-thrones-funko-exclusives 2017-08-29T22:52:00-04:00 2018-03-02T21:56:10-05:00 New York Comic Con Game of Thrones Funko Exclusives Jason Lott So Funko announced 2 exclusive GOT pops for NYCC.  The bad-ass Lyanna Mormont, and the creepy / used to be sort of bad-ass but now he's [SPOILER] Jaqen H’Ghar. Of course we won't be getting these guys online, but they should be a shared exclusive with someone... (Guessing Hot Topic for at least one)

 

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/wet-hot-american-summer-ten-years-later-and-new-t-shirt 2017-08-08T15:47:00-04:00 2018-03-02T21:56:46-05:00 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later and New T-Shirt Jason Lott First we met everyone at Camp Firewood on the last day of camp in 1981, then the sequel took us to the first day, and now we are catching up 10 years later. You can binge the whole season now and see what all your favorite mid 20's counselors are up to now. Check out the trailer here:

In honor of the new season we have brought out our own tee for Camp Firewood. Let the world know where you stand in the epic rivalry of good versus evil also known as Camp Firewood versus Camp Tiger Claw by picking up one for yourself at Shirtnado.com .

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/friday-the-13th-game-out-now 2017-05-30T11:13:00-04:00 2018-03-02T21:57:20-05:00 Friday the 13th Game Out Now!! Jason Lott The new game based on the Friday the 13th movies is out and seems like good times for those who enjoy chopping those sex crazed teens into a red mist. Let it be known this still seems more like a robust beta than a finished game but there is a lot of fun to be had with it. You are randomly picked as one of 7 teens or the man himself, Jason. As a counselor you can win by repairing a vehicle, running out the clock, calling the cops or straight up killing Jason. The powers he has means Jason is still the favorite in just about every match but it isn't impossible to win as one of the teens. It needs to be said that there are plenty of bugs still that hopefully will be patched out soon but for now they are there so be well aware of that along with some connection problems. Still who doesn't like a bit of the old 80's camp killing every now and again. If you still aren't sure then check out some of Jason's best kills in this clip from GameNewsOfficial

Rad right?! Now the only way to really enjoy some good old fashion camp time is to look the part so luckily we got you covered with our Friday the 13th inspired tee!! Check it out below and pick yours up online or come out and see us at the Steel City Horror Con this June 9 -11. 

          

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https://progressfamily.com/blogs/news/marvel-heroes-omega-hits-ps4-with-a-beta 2017-05-24T11:23:00-04:00 2018-03-02T21:58:14-05:00 Marvel Heroes Omega Hits PS4 With a Beta Jason Lott If you ever played the Ultimate Alliance or X-Men Legends games you might want to checkout the free-to- play Marvel Heroes Omega game now available on PS4. This was on PC for years but now is making its console debut (XBOX One will be getting the game on June 20th). I tried this on my laptop years ago and liked it until my laptop crapped out so I am stoked to get to play it again on my PS4. If you know you liked it from playing the PC version or just want a bit of a head start there are a few founder's packs available starting at $20 that will give you access to characters, skins, in-game currency, and boosts. You can get Daredevil for free and if you have PS Plus there is an alternate Daredevil rocking the all black street clothes look. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

 

While you are gaming it up make sure you look the part with one of our rad tee's! Whether you are right hooking as Daredevil or slamming some fools as a Baby Groot we got you covered! 

          

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