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DC Comics Finally Arriving On Time

Posted by Brad on Aug 22nd, 2020 | 0 Comments

Finally, Worlds Away is now getting weekly shipments of DC Comics thanks to UCS Distribution (also known as Midtown Comics) out of New Hyde Park, New York. An account with a rival company has been abandoned due to hideous shipment costs and an abysmal discount level. Whew.

Zendikar Rising Pre-releases Sept. 18-20

Posted by Brad on Jul 20th, 2020 | 0 Comments

If organized play has resumed to the world of Magic the Gathering, the Zendikar Rising pre-releases are set for Friday, Sept. 18, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20 at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away. (Deck building begins 30 minutes prior to the following start times.) If not, then it’s at-home play again. Pre-release numbers one and two go Friday at 3 and 7 p.m. Entry is $35. The third and fourth are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, also $35. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday at 12 noon, also with an entry of $35. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Zendikar Rising packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. As well, you will be able to purchase the kits on pre-release weekend. Cheers!

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Fingers crossed, the Zendikar Rising Launch Party goes Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 with $18 3/2/2/1 drafts all day.

Magic Core 2021 Pre-releases June 26-28

Posted by Brad on May 22nd, 2020 | 0 Comments

Much like Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, Magic Core 2021 pre-releases will now be at-home affairs.

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As long as organized play has resumed, Magic Core 2021 pre-releases are set for Friday, June 26, Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28 at Worlds Away. (Deck building begins 30 minutes prior to the following start times.) Pre-release numbers one and two go Friday at 3 and 7 p.m. Entry is $33.95. The third and fourth are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, also $33.95. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday at 12 noon, also with an entry of $33.95. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and M21 packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. As well, you will be able to purchase the kits on pre-release weekend and throughout the following week for at-home pre-releases. Cheers!

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If at all possible, the M21 Launch Party goes Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 with $18 3/2/2/1 drafts all day. In addition, the first 36 sealed boxes sold will also come with two free Jumpstart packs, in addition to the buy-a-box-card.

Lovecraft, Butcher & Sookie…Oh My!

Posted by Brad on May 22nd, 2020 | 0 Comments

During the nine weeks that Covid-19 forced the closure of Worlds Away, some comics and books made their way to the shelves, and are available now:

CSI individual comic issues and trade paperbacks (getting low);

Sookie (True Blood) paperbacks (some still available);

Dexter paperbacks and hardcovers (some still available);

Jim Butcher paperbacks and HC graphic novels (Dresden Files);

Garden of Fear (1945) by Robert E. Howard;

H.P. Lovecraft A Winter Wish hardcover, pamphlets, and a biography by Frank Belknap Long (these have now been sold);

and William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki, among others.

Diamond Shipments Have Resumed

Posted by Brad on May 20th, 2020 | 0 Comments

Finally! As of May 20, Diamond shipments from the U.S. have resumed. Over the last three weeks, some DC comic titles have trickled in from another distribution company. Hopefully by the end of June, all orders placed over the last few months will make it to the shelves.

Magic Core 2021 & Jumpstart Updates

Posted by Brad on Apr 27th, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Worlds Away Magic the Gathering Core 2021 pre-releases are now scheduled for Friday, June 26 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m.), Saturday, June 27 (11 a.m. & 2 p.m.), and Sunday, June 28 (12 noon). Entry is $33.

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The Jumpstart release tournaments have been shifted to Friday, July 17 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m.) and Saturday, July 18 (11 a.m. & 2 p.m.).

Rejoice! Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Releases May 15-17

Posted by Brad on Apr 8th, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hello friends! The world is going through a troubling time with Covid-19, and to help keep us safe, Wizards of the Coast delayed the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. But now, on Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, you can pick up a pre-release kit at Worlds Away, take it home and duke it out with friends and family. In addition to receiving a buy-a-box card when you pre-order a brick of the new set, you’ll also receive a special Ikoria Arena Swag Bag code for some on-line goodies: a Deluxe Champion Trophy “Pet”, a Mana Vault Exquisite Card Sleeve, and a Serra the Benevolent Avatar. Bundles, regular and collector’s boxes, and commander decks release on the 15th. Please contact the store for pricing. Stay safe…and cheers!

Star Trek Mego Action Figures Released

Posted by Brad on Jan 23rd, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new eight-inch Star Trek Megos have arrived at Worlds Away. The relaunched action figures are in response to popular demand and are individually numbered. The production run is limited to 10,000 apiece, and include: Uhura, glow-in-the-dark Gorn, Romulan Commander, Kirk in Dress Uniform, Spock in Dress Uniform, Spock from Trouble With Tribbles, and Kirk from Trouble With Tribbles.  They are priced at $19.91 plus tax, $22.50 tax included.

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HORROR MEGOS!

In addition to the Star Trek Megos, Nosferatu, Frankenstein and Freddy Krueger have entered the fray. And they’re awesome.

Theros Beyond Death Sealed League

Posted by Brad on Jan 23rd, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hello Pumpkins! The Theros: Beyond Death 60-card sealed Magic league, active since 1999 at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until Feb. 21, then we’ll make a cut for the playoffs. Your competitors, so far, in this free-for-all are: Sean Blute, Adam Hobbs, Matt Powers, Rick Miles, Ken Campbell, Kyle Dolenc, Alex Best, and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste. Playoffs run until Feb. 28.

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Yours truly defeated Ken Campbell in the Theros: Beyond Death finals. Cheers!

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Pre-releases April 17-19

Posted by Brad on Jan 23rd, 2020 | 0 Comments

Of course, the pre-releases have been cancelled. They will now, hopefully, be held May 15-17.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths pre-releases are set for Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19 at Worlds Away. Please note, deck building begins 30 minutes prior to the following start times. Pre-release numbers one and two go Friday at 3 and 7 p.m. Entry is $33. The third and fourth are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, also $33. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday at 12 noon, also with an entry of $33. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Ikoria packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. Cheers!

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths draft weekend is Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 16, at 12:30 p.m. Entry will be $16 with a 3/2/2/1 payout.

New Star Trek Electonic Ships Arrive

Posted by Brad on Nov 20th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Diamond Comics’ new Star Trek Electronic ships have arrived at Worlds Away. The first two are the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and the Enterprise NCC-1701A. They join the black-handled phasor, tricorder and communicator on the shelves.

Theros Beyond Death Pre-releases Jan. 17-19

Posted by Brad on Oct 23rd, 2019 | 0 Comments

**** Thank you to the 62 brave souls that braved the weekend weather to play in the Theros Beyond Death pre-releases at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away. See you April 17-19 for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths! ****

Hello Pumpkins! Friday Magic the Gathering pre-releases are now the norm. Five Theros Beyond Death pre-releases are set for Friday, Jan. 17, Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19 at Worlds Away. Please note, deck building begins 30 minutes prior to following start times. Pre-release numbers one and two go Friday at 3 and 7 p.m. Entry is $33. The third and fourth are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, also $33. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $33. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Theros packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. Cheers!

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Theros Beyond Death draft weekend is Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 & 16, at 12:30 p.m. Entry will be $16 with a 3/2/2/1 payout.

Throne of Eldraine Magic League

Posted by Brad on Oct 17th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greetings all! The Throne of Eldraine 60-card sealed Magic league, active since 1999 at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until Oct. 27, then we’ll make a cut for the playoffs. Your competitors in this free-for-all are: Sean Blute, Devin Purdy, Adam Hobbs, Matt Powers, Rick Miles, Richard Noels, and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste. Playoffs begin Oct. 28.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Brad Ashton-Haiste is your Eldraine league champion. :)

Cool New Statues & Action Figures Now In

Posted by Brad on Sep 16th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some very cool statues and action figures have hit the shelves at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away (plus many Pop Vinyls):

It Chapter 2 Gallery Pennywise PVC Figure

Batman James Gordon

Black Lightning

Harry Potter Quidditch

Godzilla Rodan

Alien Resurrection Deluxe Newborn

Predator Elder

Godzilla King of the Monsters

Bruce Lee

NBX Jack With Chair

First Order Stormtrooper

Mighty Thor

Carnage

and Lost in Space B-9 Robot

Throne of Eldraine Pre-orders

Posted by Brad on Aug 29th, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first 36 boxes pre-ordered of Throne of Eldraine at Worlds Away will not only come with the buy-a-box card, they will also come with a free Collector Booster Pack valued at $25 U.S. There will be a limit of two per person. The pre-sale special will be $137.12 plus tax ($154.95 tax included). The bundle special is $44.20 plus tax ($49.95 tax included).

Throne of Eldraine Magic Pre-releases Sept. 27-29

Posted by Brad on Jul 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hello Pumpkins! Friday pre-releases return this fall. Five Throne of Eldraine pre-releases are set for Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29 at Worlds Away. Pre-release number one and two are on a Friday at 3 and 8 p.m. Entry is $33. The third and fourth go at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, also $33. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $33. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Eldraine packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. Again no more midnight sleepy eyes!

Magic Core 2020 League

Posted by Brad on Jul 15th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greetings Pumpkins! The Magic Core 2020 60-card sealed Magic league, active since 1999 at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until Aug. 9, then we’ll make a cut for the playoffs. Your assassins in this free-for-all are: Sean Blute, Adam Hobbs, Matt Powers, Kyle Dolenc, Richard Noels, Ryan King  and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste. There will be more to round out the field.

***Stop the presses! Sean Blute is your M20 league champion. Bravo!***

MTG Bundles Changing With M20 Release

Posted by Brad on Jun 10th, 2019 | 0 Comments
When Magic Core 2020 (M20) releases on Friday, July 12, you’ll find a big change to the bundles. Here’s what will be contained within those new bundles:
* 10 Core 2020 booster packs
* 20 foil land pack
* 20 regular land pack
* 2 reference cards
* 1 foil promo card
* 1 oversized spindown life counter
* 1 reusable card storage box.

Magic M20 Pre-releases July 5-7, 2019

Posted by Brad on May 12th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hello Pumpkins! A Magic pre-release on a Friday? You bet! Five Magic Core 2020 (M20) pre-releases are set for Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7 at Worlds Away. For the first time, pre-release number one and two are on a Friday, at 3 and 8 p.m. Entry is $33. The third and fourth go at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, also $33. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday, July 7 at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $33. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and M20 packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight. No more sleepy eyes and midnight shenanigans!

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Thank you to all those who attended the tourneys; total attendance was 55.

Modern Horizons Pre-releases June 8 & 9

Posted by Brad on May 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four pre-releases for Magic the Gathering’s debut modern set, Horizons, are set for Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. You can either draft, at 11 a.m., or play in a sealed event, at 2 p.m., or do both. Drafts are $35 and the sealed events $70. Horizons hits store shelves on Friday, June 14 and is the first Magic set to skip standard legality and aim straight for eternal formats. Inside are new-to-modern cards, with a mix of new and reprints that will become modern-legal for the first time.

War of the Spark League

Posted by Brad on May 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greetings Pumpkins! The War of the Spark 60-card sealed Magic league, at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until May 31, then we’ll cut to top six for the week-long playoffs. Your card-stock assassins in the free-for-all are: Sean Blute, Adam Hobbs, Devin Purdy, Ken Campbell, Matt Powers, Rick Miles, Ben See, Kyle Dolenc, Ryan King, and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste.

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Matt Powers is your War of the Spark league champion. Bravo sir!

War of the Spark Pre-releases April 27 & 28

Posted by Brad on Feb 19th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five War of the Spark Magic pre-releases are set for Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, at Worlds Away. After the 1:30 p.m. Friday Night Magic on the 26th, three pre-releases are scheduled for midnight. Entry is $33 and War of the Spark packs will be awarded to the top four in each eight-person pod. The fourth goes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, also $33. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Spark packs will be distributed to those that finish in the top eight or 16, depending on attendance. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday, April 28 at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $33.

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As well, stay tuned for War of the Spark Open House Sunday, May 5; draft weekend on Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5; and Standard Showdowns on May 18 & 25 and June 1, 8 & 15. During the weekend of April 27 & 28, there will also be pre-release, casual sealed parties. And War of the Spark Magic Weekend is Saturday, May 25.

Cool Statues & Action Figures at Worlds Away

Posted by Brad on Feb 18th, 2019 | 0 Comments

A few dozen very cool statues and action figures have hit the shelves at you friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away (plus Pop Vinyl Dr. Who & Star Wars Pez!):

12″ Clockwork Orange Alex

King Kong of Skull Island

10″ Seven of Nine

10″ Borg Queen

The Batman Who Laughs

Hulk Grey SDCC Exclusive

Star Trek Master Series Worf

Halloween Michael Myers (with light-up pumpkin)

Stranger Things

Classic Star Trek Kirk & Spock

Stark Trek Into Darkness Kirk & Spock.

Ravnica Allegiance League

Posted by Brad on Jan 30th, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hello Pumpkins! The Ravnica Allegiance 60-card sealed league, at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until Jan. 15, then we’ll cut to top four, with playoffs ending by the 22nd. Your competitors in the slugfest are: Richard Noels, Sean Blute, Adam Hobbs, Devin Purdy, Ken Campbell, Matt Powers, Emily Lloyd, Rick Miles, and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste. Let’s hope this one ends before the spring. :)

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Matt Powers defeated Adam Hobbs, and yours truly beat Rick Miles in the semis…drum roll please…with Matt emerging as the champion. His next league is free!

Comic Book Collection In

Posted by Brad on Dec 31st, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attention Pumpkins! More than 2,500 comic books came into the shop recently, and they’re slowly heading out to the stacks. So far, approximately 300 Amazing Spider-Man, 250 Uncanny X-Men, 200 various Batman and Superman titles, and 100 second series X-Men comics have been bagged, boarded and filed. Next up are several runs of Wolverine, X-Men Classic and X-Men Unlimited. That said, the $1 bin is very full.