Heartbleed SSL Update for TFAW Customers

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

Hi everyone! We wanted to update you on some recent Internet security-related events, reassure you that TFAW has taken measures to counteract them, and give you some recommendations on how to protect yourselves. The Heartbleed SSL bug has caused much concern over the past week. This bug allows hackers to easily view secure data such as passwords on affected websites.

Upon hearing the news, we immediately patched our servers and replaced SSL certificates to protect our services and your account. We have not found any evidence that our systems were compromised in any way, but to be cautious we’re still advising all customers to change their TFAW.com passwords, especially if your password was used on any other website. Please log in to your account to change your password, or request a reset here:

https://www.TFAW.com/Your-Account/Password

This problem has impacted two-thirds of ALL websites using OpenSSL (that’s tens of millions of websites), so it’s definitely not a TFAW-specific problem.

For more information about the Heartbleed bug, please visit this realtime coverage page at Google News.

If you have trouble resetting your password, please contact customer service through our Contact Form: https://www.TFAW.com/Help/Contact.

At TFAW, we’re committed to the safety and security of all of our customers. We hope this information is both useful, and helps put your minds at ease!

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March Product Review Contest Winners Announced

April 10th, 2014 Comments off

Manifest Destiny #1 review at TFAW.comBy the old gods and the new! You guys have once again outdone yourselves by sending in so many epic product reviews to choose from last month, it was as difficult as scaling the walls of Castle Black to pick just three of you for this month’s winners. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from March’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Casey from Warrenton, OR stopped by with her five star review of Manifest Destiny #1:

As an Oregonian, I love the idea of this comic; but any American could; and so could any human being. The art is excellent. What’s to come to this adventure is mysterious, and wrought with anticipation. I have read issues #2 & 3, and it gets bigger and better and more fun–and still with that mysterious feeling, leaving you anxious for what’s to come.

Saga #18 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Skylar from Poquoson, VA. He had this to say about the Saga #18:

Epic conclusion to this arc! I have fallen in love with the art of Fiona Staples and the writing of Brian K. Vaughan! I’ve especially been enjoying the letter column from Brian K. Vaughan every month and I’ll miss it along with the story while they’re on their hiatus. Can’t wait to continue reading their work!

The Star Wars #3 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Bobby from Hammond, IN wrote a review for the for Dark Horse Comics’ The Star Wars #3 that we had to share:

If you’re a fan of Star Wars you need to read these comics! It’s great to see what the original script would look like and what a different but amazing film it would have been. I love it!

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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February Product Review Contest Winners Announced

March 5th, 2014 Comments off

Hawkeye #14 review at TFAW.comSweet Christmas! You guys have once again out done yourselves by sending in so many wonderful product reviews to choose from last month, it was nigh impossible to pick just three of you for this month’s picks. However, after reading through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews, we have hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll find out who won from February’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Marina from Quail Valley, Ca stopped by with her five star review of Hawkeye #14:

Hawkeye #14 follows the ongoing pattern with Fraction’s run, the writing is witty and expressive in a way suitable to the character. In this issue, we follow what happens to Kate in California- and we see what it really means to be a super hero sleuth. The art and writing correspond perfectly to her viewpoint and, to say without spoilers, it was an amazing issue overall.

Elfquest: The Final Quest #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Candice from Carmi, IL. She had this to say about the Elfquest: The Final Quest #1:

Been a fan since I was 13 yrs and it a very exceptional book in my opinion. It has a little bit of everything. I love to escape into the world of Elfquest; a vacation from the real world if you will. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Vol. 1 TPB - Force Storm review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Chris from Campbellford, ON wrote a review for the for Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Vol. 1 TPB – Force Storm that we had to share:

This graphic novel captivates its reader with its awesome art work and in depth descriptions of emotions and scenes. I am very happy to have bought this book and will continue to follow the series with great intent. If you have not read this series but are a star wars fan old or new it will not let you down highly suggest this!

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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Jae Lee’s Dynamite Sketches Arrive: See All 10 Now

March 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Vampirella by Jae LeeOur Dynamite Jae Lee Sketch Contest attracted a flood of interest, and now the 10 sketches for our 10 winners have arrived! Check out Lee’s gorgeous sketches of Vampirella, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and more to the right and below.

These sketches are going out to our lucky winners ASAP!

Winners include: Montgomery and Raymond from Shoreline, WA, Krystopher from Westminster, CO, Eric from Beaverton, OR, Eddie from Westville, NJ, Brian from Denver, CO, Robert from Round Lake Beach, IL, Darryl from Inverness, IL, Nelson from Bronx, NY, and Shawn from Great Mills, MD.

Click on each image to see all the details!

Dejah Thoris by Jae LeeDejah Thoris by Jae LeeEvil Ernie by Jae Lee

Green Hornet by Jae LeeRed Sonja by Jae LeeThe Shadow by Jae Lee

The Shadow by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae LeeVampirella by Jae Lee

Our thanks to Dynamite, Jae Lee, and everyone who entered this awesome contest. Want to stay up to date on the next one? Sign up for our newsletter today!

SEE ALL UPCOMING COMICS & MORE FROM DYNAMITE

Do you have a favorite sketch? Post your pick below!

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Pizza, Prizes & More at Box Customer Appreciation Night 2/22

February 17th, 2014 Comments off

Box Customer Appreciation NightAre you a current Things From Another World box customer — or have you considered signing up? Come out to our Portland, Beaverton, and Milwaukie stores 2/22 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Box Customer Appreciation Night and enjoy free pizza and soda, raffle prizes, game demos, and more!

Learn about our box customer program: all you need to do is sign up for three monthly comic book series to start saving at least 10% on almost everything in the store. Plus: current box customers only can each bring a guest, who will enjoy your discount during the event!

Each store has something special planned for some extra fun: check with your store manager for details. Plus, make sure to RSVP on Facebook today so we can order enough pizza for everyone.

RSVP FOR THE PORTLAND TFAW

RSVP FOR THE BEAVERTON TFAW

RSVP FOR THE MILWAUKIE TFAW

Are you a box customer? What’s your experience been like? Post your comments below!

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Did You Win a $50 Gift Certificate This Month?

February 11th, 2014 Comments off

Daredevil ComicsDid you take two minutes to complete our February Poll earlier this month and share your opinions on the hottest new comics and more? If so, you may have won one of two $50 TFAW gift certificates! Here are the winners for this month:

  • David of Waldwick, NJ
  • Patrick of Temecula, CA

Want to enter to win next month? Follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook to get instant access to next month’s poll when the March catalog goes live on TFAW!

FOLLOW TFAW ON TWITTER

“LIKE” TFAW ON FACEBOOK

What new pre-order comics, upcoming graphic novels, new toys, and pre-order merchandise are you most excited for? Post your comments below!

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January Product Review Contest Winners Announced

February 10th, 2014 Comments off

Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comHope you all are having a great new year so far! With so many amazing product reviews to choose from last month, it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down for this month’s picks. However, we’ve sifted through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews and hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from January’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Michael from Central Point, OR stopped by with his five star review of Dark Horse Comics’s Goon Volume 6: Chinatown HC:

For those of us who’ve been asleep for the past 7 years, The Goon: Chinatown is awesome. You finally get a back story on Goon!! Fantastic & powerful. For your best deal though, buy only from TFAW!!! Nobody beats their service, products or prices! Thanks TFAW Staff, and Happy New Year.

Sandman Overture #1 (of 6) (Cover B) review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Christopher from Pasadena, CA. He had this to say about the Sandman Overture #1:

Been a while since I’ve read Sandman, but with this new series it seems like it’s been only a moment. This story is what I expected from Mr. Gaiman but somehow also new in ways I didn’t expect. The artwork is simply amazing and I would have expected the combination of art and prose to be included in books costing much more! All around it’s a superb effort and I’m definitely looking forward to the next offering!

Venom bust review at TFAW.comLast but not least, Joe from East Boulder, CO wrote a review for the for Gentle Giant’s Venom Mini-bust that we had to share:

The detail is incredible, the pose is great. It’s hard for me to say whether it’s bigger than I expected it would be. It is quite large (about the height of a Nalgene bottle). Has great weight. Just an awesome piece for the price.

If you liked the look of the regular Venom mini-bust, you will love the Zombie Venom Mini-bust currently available for pre-order!

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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Image Expo 2014 Announcements: Find the Comics Here!

January 27th, 2014 Comments off

Image Expo 2014 produced dozens of exciting announcements featuring some of our favorite creators! Want to stay on top of these upcoming comics? Bookmark this page: we’ll be updating it with links to all of these series as soon as they’re available to order.

Here are all of the major announcements:

SEE UPCOMING COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS FROM IMAGE

Which series are you looking forward to? Post your comments below!

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December Product Review Contest Winners Announced

January 13th, 2014 Comments off

Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC review at TFAW.comGreat Odin’s Raven! With so many amazing product reviews to choose from last month, it was nearly impossible to narrow the field down for this month’s picks. However, we’ve sifted through the hundreds and hundreds of great reviews and hand picked three of our favorites as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. Below, you’ll see who won from December’s Product Reviews. $25 TFAW gift certificates are on the way to the folks who posted them.

Jeff from Charleston, WV stopped by with his five star review of Dark Horse Comics’s The Star Wars #2 :

I’ve always wanted to see this attempted, to see it so fully realized is great. Interesting to see so many earlier characters and situations from the movies and their original place in Lucas’ earlier version. It really makes you realize how Episodes I-III are more like Lucas’ original vision of the saga.

Afterlife With Archie #1 review at TFAW.comOur second winner is Thomas from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He had this to say about the Amazing Spider-Man Venom Unbound Fine Art Statue:

Great detail on this statue sculpted by Erick Sosa based on the good old Mcfarlane Venom I grew up on. This isn’t the skinny Topher Grace Venom that today’s silly kids know from the movie. Sosa’s sculpt is a little bit over the top in the muscle department, looking like a bodybuilder all jacked up on juice; of course, old Eddie Brock was hitting the weights rather hard after he lost his job due to web head, so I think it fits perfectly. Five stars for the statue and five stars for the great packing job and speedy delivery from TFAW. I used to frequent the Beaverton store about 25 years ago back when it was Pegasus Comics and Pat ran the show. Unfortunately, I had to move to California. I had such fond memories of the place that I visited it a couple of years ago in a road trip. Double thumbs up!

Velvet #1 review at TFAW.comLast but not least, John from East Hartford, CT wrote a review for the Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Limited Edition by Vivek J. Tiwary that we had to share:

It is no accident that this book rocketed to number 1 on the New York Times best seller list. Both imaginative and colorful, it deals with the man dedicated to seeing the Beatles become bigger than Elvis — Brian Epstein. The author of this book will be bringing this story to the cinema soon and I am sure his efforts have helped Brian Epstein secure a well deserved place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.

Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:

Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!

There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.

Questions? Comments? Let us know below!

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TFAW Sponsors Karaoke Meet & Greet With Buffy’s Nicholas Brendon

January 9th, 2014 Comments off

Nicholas Brendon Karaoke TFAW EventLike karaoke? Love Buffy the Vampire Slayer? TFAW and FanGeek are proud to announce a karaoke meet and greet in Portland, Oregon January 25 with actor Nicholas Brendon, whose portrayal of Xander Harris on television’s smash hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer was beloved by millions of fans worldwide.

“I’m super excited about visiting Portland — I can’t wait to find out what songs the fans have in store for me,” said Brendon. “And I’m looking forward to stopping by to say hi to the TFAW team!”

Nicholas Brendon received critical and popular acclaim for his portrayal of sensitive, wisecracking Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since Buffy wrapped, Nicholas has appeared in recurring roles on the hit dramas Criminal Minds and Private Practice, as a regular in the sitcom Kitchen Confidential, and in the made-for-TV movies Celeste in the City, Relative Chaos, My Neighbor’s Secret, and A Golden Christmas.

Speaking of our favorite Scooby gang, did you know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 is now available for pre-order? Get the continuing story of Buffy, Xander, and the rest in this acclaimed series, executive produced by Joss Whedon!

Don’t miss the chance to share the karaoke stage with Nicholas Brendon January 25! A limited number of tickets are available for purchase here.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO KARAOKE WITH NICHOLAS BRENDON

PRE-ORDER BUFFY SEASON 10

Are you excited to karaoke with Nicholas? Post your comments below!

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