George Lucas has sold Star Wars to Disney

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George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion. And the even bigger news is that there are going to be more Star Wars films. Wow, I don’t think anyone saw that coming. George Lucas has been saying for years that he is done with Star Wars movies but I always took that with a grain of salt. I figured he would get bored at one point and make some more, but from the way he has spoken in recent interviews it seems that Lucas really has had enough. Read More »

Star Wars Photo Fun

Star Wars ATAT crash

Jango Fett, Asaj Ventress

Han and Chewie action figures

Wookie races chewie millenium falcon

The quiet wookie

City Centre Comics open a new shop

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There’s nothing like a good comic shop to get lost in and one of Glasgows best have just opened a new one. City Centre Comics have been in Glasgow for years. They were at one point in the back of Forbidden Planet and have for the last few years been found down in the Trongate area in Glasgow. Read More »

Man of Steel Teaser Trailer

If you’ve seen the fantastic Dark Knight Rise you will have also been treated to the Man of Steel teaser trailer. My first impression was wow, this looks good. It looks like we’re going to get a more realistic take on Superman. Here’s the trailer below.

Movie Costume Comparisons – Spiderman

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Welcome back to the BangZap Movie Costume Comparisons series of blogs where we try to answer the big questions. Todays question is. Who’s Spiderman suit is cooler?

Spiderman has been the recent recipient of a reboot. Sounds painful. In the new Spiderman film out this week we get to see Spideys origin all over again. I was prepared to sit through this as I get to see a Spiderman movie without any Tobey Maguire. I could never see him as Spiderman for some reason. I saw the new film last night and it is fantastic. Here’s a link to the BangZap review of Spiderman. Read More »

Glasgow Comic Con – Day 2 Photos

Glasgow Comic Con is over for another year and it may have been the best yet. This was our first time having a stall
at a convention and we loved it. We brought along lots of new and old toys but a few toys in particular seemed to get everyone’s attention. Mainly the vintage Star Wars and Transformers toys. It was interesting hearing stories about all the toys that people had in their childhood. Read More »

Today at Glasgow Comic Con

What a fantastic first day at Glasgow Comic Con. I’m pretty tired but it was well worth it. There were lots and lots of comics of which I hardly had a chance to go through. I’ll get a chance to remedy that tomorrow. I was behind the BangZap stand for most of the day but I did get a chance to go and listen to a few of the speakers including Grant Morrison and Jim Starlin.

We are currently running a competition to win an action figure of the Bounty Hunter Greedo from Star Wars. Just like our Facebook page to enter. At the end of the comic con tomorrow we will pick a winner from the new likers. It was fantastic meeting everyone on the stand today and if you come and see us tomorrow there’ll be even more vintage toys to play with.

Here’s some photos from the day.

Blackcat, Spiderman and Lord Batman
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Movie Costume Comparisons – The Batman

bangzap superhero costumes seriesWelcome to the first installment of movie costume comparisons.¬†We are in the golden age of superhero movies. So much so that we are now seeing revamps of the same characters that were only in the cinemas a few years ago. This summer we have updated versions of Spiderman, Batman and Judge Dredd hitting screens so what better time to have a look back and compare new and old. Are the costumes getting better or worse? First up, the man who would be bat. Read More »

The Batman Trailer We Deserve

It’s official. I am excited as one man can be about another man dressing up as a bat. Its Batman season again folks and this year we’re going to catch us a big one. Read More »

Glasgow Comic Con is On!

Glasgow comic conBangZap Toys will be at this years Glasgow Comic Convention which is taking place at the Mackintosh Church Arts and Heritage Centre on Sat 30th June and Sunday 1st July. There are some excellent speakers lined up from the world of comics and there will lots of comics and toy dealers in attendance. Read More »