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The summer holidays are upon us and parents often dread this time of year as kids have weeks of no school but have no fear!

I've had a quick search and found some ideas to keep your kiddos busy during this tiresome time. Each week I will post an idea to have ago at which may pass a bit of time on those days you stay at home. 

Week 1 - Outdoor Obstacle Course
People like to fill the days during the holidays going out but it can be expensive and some days you need to stay at home for one reason or another. Making fun outside if you have a bit of a garden can be easier than you think. It encourages kids to have some control, exercise, improve co-ordination and be creative with their own ideas.

- String or ribbon for Spider-Man webs. 
- Before you recycle those cardboard boxes paint, build and destroy them as good guys or bad guys!
- Tunnels or pool noodles are a great one to add to an obstacle course.
- Cones or homemade obstacles are great for racers or obstacles just running or with footballs or bikes and scooters.

Just some examples but try and be creative and create your own ideas. Check out next weeks idea to keep you going!

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The summer holidays are upon us and parents often dread this time of year as kids have weeks of no school but have no fear!

I've had a quick search and found some ideas to keep your kiddos busy during this tiresome time. Each week I will post an idea to have ago at which may pass a bit of time on those days you stay at home. 

Week 1 - Outdoor Obstacle Course
People like to fill the days during the holidays going out but it can be expensive and some days you need to stay at home for one reason or another. Making fun outside if you have a bit of a garden can be easier than you think. It encourages kids to have some control, exercise, improve co-ordination and be creative with their own ideas.

- String or ribbon for Spider-Man webs. 
- Before you recycle those cardboard boxes paint, build and destroy them as good guys or bad guys!
- Tunnels or pool noodles are a great one to add to an obstacle course.
- Cones or homemade obstacles are great for racers or obstacles just running or with footballs or bikes and scooters.

Just some examples but try and be creative and create your own ideas. Check out next weeks idea to keep you going!

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It was always our intention to sell slabbed comics but we changed our minds for two reasons:

  1. The turnaround time on getting CGC to slab comics has moved from weeks to months and this is not going to improve any time soon.
  2. We have realised that the market for raw comics is larger than the slabbed market. The majority of collectors do not have any slabbed books at all.


Because of this we have decided to release some of the high-grade silver age comics, previously scheduled for slabbing, for sale. Fortunately, in our President Steve Eyre, we have an industry recognised expert in the grading and valuation of comic books, in-house.  His 40 years of experience means that the grades of the comics we sell will be an accurate reflection of the condition.

Check out all the available raw comics in our store.

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It was always our intention to sell slabbed comics but we changed our minds for two reasons:

  1. The turnaround time on getting CGC to slab comics has moved from weeks to months and this is not going to improve any time soon.
  2. We have realised that the market for raw comics is larger than the slabbed market. The majority of collectors do not have any slabbed books at all.


Because of this we have decided to release some of the high-grade silver age comics, previously scheduled for slabbing, for sale. Fortunately, in our President Steve Eyre, we have an industry recognised expert in the grading and valuation of comic books, in-house.  His 40 years of experience means that the grades of the comics we sell will be an accurate reflection of the condition.

Check out all the available raw comics in our store.

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England took on Italy for the UEFA Euro 2020 last night, it was a very nail biting match that continued on to extra time and the inevitable penalties that determined the fate of the two exhausted teams. 

Italy won and England fans had to watch their beloved team admit defeat. The team had come a long way working hard, with ups and downs but despite their best efforts, someone else won. This outcome reminds me of so many hero stories in film and comics where it shows how people do fail and learn from mistakes. 

Superhero have been trying to teach young adults about respect, consequences and dealing with loss. From battling racism with X-Men comics back in the 1960's, Batman accepting the death of his parents to Marvel heroes dealing with their defeat after Thanos's victory in Avengers: Infinity Wars. Football is inevitably a game of win or lose, same as most things in life. You can often try your hardest and still lose, you should accept consequences but don't give up or lose hope. There are other opportunities and events in life were we win. 

Although I don't follow football myself, the true efforts and team work and hope that goes into football is inspiring to us all, especially to our youngest generation dealing with so much uncertainty in our current world! Heroes teach us you never win if you never try! 

Well done Boys!

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England took on Italy for the UEFA Euro 2020 last night, it was a very nail biting match that continued on to extra time and the inevitable penalties that determined the fate of the two exhausted teams. 

Italy won and England fans had to watch their beloved team admit defeat. The team had come a long way working hard, with ups and downs but despite their best efforts, someone else won. This outcome reminds me of so many hero stories in film and comics where it shows how people do fail and learn from mistakes. 

Superhero have been trying to teach young adults about respect, consequences and dealing with loss. From battling racism with X-Men comics back in the 1960's, Batman accepting the death of his parents to Marvel heroes dealing with their defeat after Thanos's victory in Avengers: Infinity Wars. Football is inevitably a game of win or lose, same as most things in life. You can often try your hardest and still lose, you should accept consequences but don't give up or lose hope. There are other opportunities and events in life were we win. 

Although I don't follow football myself, the true efforts and team work and hope that goes into football is inspiring to us all, especially to our youngest generation dealing with so much uncertainty in our current world! Heroes teach us you never win if you never try! 

Well done Boys!

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After being delayed for over a year Marvel's Black Widow is due to be released in cinemas and Available to watch on Disney+ from Friday.

Scarlett Johansson has been a fan favourite as the Russian assassin turned hero since we first saw her in Iron Man 2 back in 2010. 

The origin story is due to take us back into Natasha Romanoff's past as she confronts a conspiracy and force that are trying to bring her down. 

We have some stunning Black Widow Artwork available in store by various artists. 

Avengers: Black Widow Assumes Command by Robert Bailey
£2,000

Black Widow Original Art Framed by Becky Knapp
£500

Avengers: Woman of Action by Robert Bailey
£4,500

Avengers: Avenging Guns by Robert Bailey
£5,000

Check out all our Black Widow artwork in store.

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After being delayed for over a year Marvel's Black Widow is due to be released in cinemas and Available to watch on Disney+ from Friday.

Scarlett Johansson has been a fan favourite as the Russian assassin turned hero since we first saw her in Iron Man 2 back in 2010. 

The origin story is due to take us back into Natasha Romanoff's past as she confronts a conspiracy and force that are trying to bring her down. 

We have some stunning Black Widow Artwork available in store by various artists. 

Avengers: Black Widow Assumes Command by Robert Bailey
£2,000

Black Widow Original Art Framed by Becky Knapp
£500

Avengers: Woman of Action by Robert Bailey
£4,500

Avengers: Avenging Guns by Robert Bailey
£5,000

Check out all our Black Widow artwork in store.

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I love playing as the Guardians in the Marvel LEGO games with my son but it doesn't really hit the spot when it comes to the scary aliens and the bitter-sweet rude relationship dynamic we see in the films. 

However, Gaming company, Square Enix, have recently released a trailer for their up-coming Guardians of the Galaxy game due to be released October 26th this year on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

The game seems to show the Guardians with similar relationships to what we have seen in the films, so if you love the films including Marvel's Groot, Rocket, Star Lord, Gamora and Drax then this looks like the perfect game for you. 

The game is given a Teen rating meaning suitable for 13 years and over. If you Pre-order, the downloadable content includes classic comic-based skins for the Guardians if you prefer their more traditional look. 

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I love playing as the Guardians in the Marvel LEGO games with my son but it doesn't really hit the spot when it comes to the scary aliens and the bitter-sweet rude relationship dynamic we see in the films. 

However, Gaming company, Square Enix, have recently released a trailer for their up-coming Guardians of the Galaxy game due to be released October 26th this year on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

The game seems to show the Guardians with similar relationships to what we have seen in the films, so if you love the films including Marvel's Groot, Rocket, Star Lord, Gamora and Drax then this looks like the perfect game for you. 

The game is given a Teen rating meaning suitable for 13 years and over. If you Pre-order, the downloadable content includes classic comic-based skins for the Guardians if you prefer their more traditional look. 

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