My 2013 Top Picks: Collectibles, Movies, TV Shows, Cartoons and Comics

reviews-coffeeSo the other day, my fellow contributor Travis asked the question, “What movies, cartoons, TV shows, comics, and figures from any line were you top favorites of 2013?” I took a moment to think about this, and even though 2013 seemed to fly by in a blur, I managed to think back to what really stood out to me as some personal favorites.

What I picked weren’t necessarily award winners, some could be, but I just went with things that I liked a lot. Things I would recommend to a friend or fellow geek. In no particular order, here are my top picks for 2013 (and in some instances will probably be again in 2014).

  • Movies: Pacific Rim, Man Of Steel, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit, Fast & Furious 6, and 47 Ronin
  • Cartoons/Animation: Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, Ultimate Spider-Man Season 2, and Legend of Korra Season 2
  • TV Shows: Arrow Season 2, Almost Human, Breaking Bad final episodes, and The Walking Dead Season 4
  • Comic Books: Marvel NOW!: Avengers, Secret Avengers, Daredevil, Hawkeye; DC’s Batman, The Flash and Green Arrow; plus Velvet (Image), Black Science (Image), Rocket Girl (Image) and G.I. Joe: Cobra Files (IDW)
  • Collectibles/Action Figures: Mattel’s Arkham Origins Deathstroke, DC Collectibles Super-Villains Deathstroke, NECA’s Pacific Rim and Predator Series, Transformers Generations Metroplex and G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Ultimate” Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow
  • Video Games: Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Batman: Arkham Origins, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and Battlefield 4 (bugs and all)

So what were some of your favorites from last year? Would love to hear what you have to say in the comments below.

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  • I didn’t play any video games in 2013, but here are my favorites in the other categories.

    Movies: Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, and Oz the Great and Powerful

    Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My
    Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Monster High: 13 Wishes, and Beware the

    TV series: Game of Thrones season 3, Banshee season 1,
    Strike Back: Shadow Warfare, Dexter season 8, American Horror Story:
    Coven, The Originals, Person of Interest season 3

    Comics: G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Hellboy in Hell, Saga

    and collectibles: G.I. JOE Eaglehawk, Monster High SDCC-exclusive
    Wydowna Spider as Webarella, Ever After High Madeline Hatter, and
    Transformers: Prime Shockwave

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    Note:Note * Some of these are older than 2013 like Young Justice, but I didnt watch until this year.

    Cartoons: (In No Particular Order)

    #1 Nichelodean TMNT- On the brink of becoming my favorite animated TMNT of all time
    #2 Young Justice: Young Justice came with a LOT of hype when i started watching this series, by the time i finished it, it was hands down my favorite DC animated series of all time.
    #3 Avengers EMH- I did not finish the series until a few months ago, pretty much the best marvel animated series I have ever watched.AND thats saying a LOT.
    #4 Transformers Prime season 3 and Predacon Rising movie- I was really sad when it was announced this series was coming to an end, but honestly they couldnt of ended this series any better. The next tfs series really has its work cut out for it to follow up this epic series.
    #5 Legend Of Korra Season 2- It is hard to say that the spin off series could surpass the original. The Legend of Korra has surpassed The original airbender series. Well, I guess it wasnt that hard afterall.
    #6 Naruto Shippuden- after hundreds of episodes, you would think the writing would get stale. No. Greatest anime story ever told, and keeps on getting better.

    Toys: (In No Particular Order)

    #1-Any thing that said the words “G.i. Joe and Kreo” on it
    #2 Retaliation Kwinn
    #3 Retaliation Night Viper
    #4 Retaliation Sunbow ss
    #5 Retaliation Sunbow cc
    #6 FSS Desert Scorpion
    #7 Retaliation Jinx
    #8 Retaliation Ultimate Duke
    #9 Star Wars Vintage Reissue X Wing
    #10 Transformers MP Soundwave
    #11 3rd Party MP Quake wave aka Shockwave
    #12 3rd Party Fansproject Menasor
    #13 3rd Party Superion
    #14 Batman Origins Bane
    #15 Marvel Universe Mysterio
    #16 Metroplex

    Games: (In No Particular Order)

    #2 Beyond 2 Souls
    #3 Batman Origins
    #4 DC INjustice
    #5 Bioshock Infinte
    #6 The Last Of Us

    Movies: In No Particular Order

    #1 The Lone Ranger
    #2 Man Of Steel
    #3 Elysium
    #4 Pain and Gain
    #5 Wolverine
    #6 Cloud Atlas
    #7 American Hustlers
    #8 Thor 2
    #9 Anchorman 2
    #10 The Hobbit 2
    #11 pacific Rim
    #12 Star Trek 2