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Marvelicious Gift ‘X-Change’ Registry is Open




4TH annual event gives fans chance to celebrate Merry Marvel Madness


Springfield, Ill – November 25, 2014 – Today Marvelicious Toys, the premier podcast for Marvel collectors, launched its 4th annual holiday gift “X-Change” for listeners looking to send Spider-Man web shooters to a fellow fan or find a Rocket Raccoon statue sitting on their doorstep.

Anyone who has ever participated in a “Secret Santa” gift exchange will be familiar with the Marvelicious formula; just register online to receive a gift from a fellow participant and you’ll be assigned to buy a gift for someone else taking part in the program.

“Marvelicious Toys was founded on the idea of collectors helping collectors,” said creator and host Arnie Carvalho. “From original art to rare figures, the gifts represent the diversity of our audience, and to see people participating worldwide is such a treat.”

The Marvelicious “X-Change” gives participants a chance to put together a “wish list” of favorite toy lines, characters, and other items they hope to receive, so the gift-giver isn’t left wandering the aisles of Toys ‘R Us or Target without a clue.

Minimum total gift cost is $20, although past events have seen listeners go above and beyond to gift the perfect Marvel item to a fellow collector.

Those who wish to participate in the “X-Change” can find rules, important shipping details, and a registration form on the Marvelicious Toys website. Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2014.

About Marvelicious Toys

The Marvelicious Toys podcast is dedicated to covering Marvel Comics collectibles of all shapes and sizes. From action figures to art to high-end statues, Marvelicious Toys brings listeners biweekly news and reviews, as well as in-depth convention coverage and interviews with toy makers and celebrity collectors.

About Venganza Media Inc.

Based in Springfield, Ill., Venganza Media Inc. is a privately-owned multimedia production facility and home to the Venganza Media Podcasting Network. Film fans and collectors worldwide know Venganza as the producer of Star Wars Action NewsMarvelicious Toys, and the company’s flagship program, Now Playing Podcast. Since its formation in 2005, Venganza has delivered thousands of hours of entertainment to listeners, while its staff and fleet of contributors have established the company as a premier source for film reviews, celebrity interviews, and collecting news for audiences of all ages.

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November 25, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Site Information | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvelicious Gift ‘X-Change’ Registry is Open

Now Playing soars on iTunes, Bleeding Cool covers ‘The 40-Year-Old Critic’

Venganza Media celebrated dual successes on Thursday, as Now Playing Podcast’s Guardians of the Galaxy review cracked the Top 5 on iTunes, while the company’s latest project — Arnie Carvalho’s The 40-Year-Old Critic — received a welcome reception from pop culture website

“I love hearing people talk passionately about their interests, and there are fewer people that do so with as much vigor and resourcefulness as one Arnie Carvalho,” Bleeding Cool’s Jeremy Konrad wrote of the Venganza Media founder and Now Playing Podcast co-host.

In anticipation of his 40th birthday, Carvalho has been taking a look back at an influential film for every year of his life. That list includes hits like Jaws and E.T., but also notorious flops such as Popeye and Howard the Duck – the latter having previously been featured in one of Now Playing Podcast’s most famous episodes.

Konrad’s Q&A also covers the podcast’s popular donation shows, Carvalho’s toy collection, and Now Playing Podcast’s continued dominance of Apple’s iTunes podcast page.

Now Playing Podcast is currently featured in iTunes “What’s Hot” section, and on Thursday the review of Guardians of the Galaxy reached No. 3 on the Top 200 TV & Film episode chart. The review — released Monday — is the latest entry into Now Playing’s celebrated Marvel Comics Movie Retrospective Series, which began in 2011 and has covered every theatrical and television film featuring a Marvel superhero.

Now Playing Podcast is also wrapping up its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retrospective, with the final film in the five-episode series scheduled for release Tuesday, Aug. 12.


August 8, 2014 Posted by | 40-Year-Old Critic, Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Now Playing Podcast, Podcasts, Reviews, Site Information, Star Wars Action News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Now Playing soars on iTunes, Bleeding Cool covers ‘The 40-Year-Old Critic’

Welcome to the Venganza Media Gazette

Welcome to the Venganza Media Gazette, a new service brought to you by Venganza Media, the company behind such hit podcasts as Star Wars Action News, Republic Forces Radio Network, Now Playing, and Marvelicious Toys!The Venganza Media Gazette will be a news site that both supports the Venganza Media Podcast Network and also goes in its own directions.  As podcasts can take quite a bit of time from recording to release, the Venganza Media Gazette will allow more instant release of information in a centralized location, as opposed to scattered social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.  But while toy collecting, movies, comics, and television will be primary topics on this site, the Venganza Media Gazette will also allow for a variety of other topics, including technology, video games, fitness, cooking, and more.We hope you enjoy the Venganza Media Gazette and stay with us throughout our launch!

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