Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prepare for BIRDMAN ACTION FIGURES!!



You create a starkly real film about a washed up actor, most known for his role as a larger-than-life superheo, taking one last shot at the big time as his mind slowly unravels. It strikes a chord with people across the globe and you score multiple Oscar wins. What do you do next? MAKE AN ACTION FIGURE, OF COURSE! You can look at this as wish fulfillment, or crass marketing for a beautiful film that reaaaally should not have any tie in merchandise, or an in-universe extra that makes so much sense it should have been playing in the background in some New York TV shop window, as if you mock the lead character. Whatever the case, it's not real, but it's pretty damn fun.

Legendary Pictures Revives Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Remember Electra Woman and Dyna Girl??!! Of course you don't. I'm 41 and I barely remember them. It seems name recognition means little to the juggernaut production company Legendary who brought you tiny little films like GODZILLA...and Pacific Rim...and Batman. I know next to nothing about this project, other than it is happening (as per a tip from Legendary's Twitter account) and a quicky video introducing the two young ladies playing the pivitol rolls...

Reverb Triple XP's Pax East Lineup

As the east coast chips away at the 16 layers of ice, gamers rejoice at the one oasis of digital warmth on the horizon. It's just about PAX EAST TIME! That means row after row of new video games and cutting edge electronics on display, awesome costumes around every corner and piles of press releases for those of us who, very sadly, aren't attending. Reverb Tripple XP kicks things off with an announcement on 2 of their offerings available at the biggest gaming event on the east coast...

Reverb Triple XP announced today its line-up of two standout games for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East 2015. From March 6-8, PAX EAST attendees can visit Reverb’s booth #7192 featuring two playable indie titles including the worldwide debut of Verona, a brand new third-person, action-adventure game playable for the first time, and the insane laser shark-filled Edge of Space.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Spiderverse Comes to the Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Cartoon Series

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors is entering “THE SPIDER-VERSE!” Watch all-new episodes on Disney XD for four weeks of SPIDER-VERSE action beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT!

In the all-new story arc “THE SPIDER-VERSE,” get ready to see Spider-Man like never before. When the Goblin opens portals to alternate worlds, Spider-Man must team up with alternative versions of Spider-Man to stop him, including a future version from the year 2099 (guest voice Freddy Rodriguez), Spider-Girl (guest voice Olivia Holt), Spider-Ham (guest voice Benjamin Diskin), and Spyder-Knight (guest voice Christopher Daniel Barnes). This four-part story will swing you through multi-dimensional adventures through a noir world, a world where everyone’s gender has been swapped, and a parallel universe where Peter Parker is dead and 13-year old Miles Morales (guest voice Donald Glover) is now Spider-Man.

Sideshow's Batman: Gotham Knight 6th Scale Action Figure

Joining our celebrated DC Comics collection, Sideshow is proud to introduce the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure <~click to pre-order!. Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice! Bruce Wayne springs into action as his famed alter ego; Batman!

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, our hero is disguised in a grey and black tailored Batsuit and cape. Inspired by a number of timeless comic book appearances, the Batman ‘Gotham Knight’ Sixth Scale Figure invites collectors to further define their favorite look for the Caped Crusader with three cowl and mask options, and three interchangeable facial expressions, which are also compatible with Sideshow’s Batman Sixth Scale Figure.

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer: Gotham Is MINE

If you were on the fence over pre-ordering this latest and last installment of the wildly popular Rocksteady Studios Batman Video Game series...well...this bone chilling trailer just might change your mind.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the newest video from Batman: Arkham Knight.  The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” features a closer look at some of the story’s most infamous super-villains. As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own.

DUCKTALES RETURNS!!

How do we know this is big news for Idle Hands readers? Maybe it was the insane level of excitement we witnessed when we reported the creators of the remastered video game were touring conventions with a giant money pit you could dive into? Subtle hint. An all-new "DuckTales," an animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set to be produced by Disney Television Animation, the new series will again star Disney's enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD.

Buhaj said, "DuckTales' has a special place in Disney's TV animation history; it drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks' comic books, and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation."

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Avengers: Age of Ultron Poster Changes Everything

Today, Marvel Studios released the official movie poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron...and it blew people's minds! Not only does the poster's cast lineup reveal the appearance of Anthony Mackie's "Falcon" in the film (something apparently long rumored but not confirmed) but the poster art itself explores just how deeply Joss Whedon has changed our favorite alien fighting super team. Kevin Feige explains...

"The Avengers films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins," he said. "It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was."

Idle Hands analyzes the poster art, lays out the new look of The Avengers in their upcoming blockbuster film and exposes just how profoundly they've been changed by the previous film...

The Power Rangers Get DARK

Often, when a series is as loved across the globe as Power Rangers is, you get fan films. In my circle of friends, most of those tend to be Star Wars and Marvel Comics related, making it all the more baffling that Power Rangers isn't shown more indie film love. Welp...today...that ends...and you can forget everything you expect from indie cinema. This Power Rangers "bootleg" isn't super dramatic, overly artistic or having the appearance of a micro budget epic. Quite simply, this is Power Rangers on crack. (yes, I hate myself for saying it like that.) There's blood, techno destruction, more blood...OH and our favorite Bitch Puddin, Katee Sakhoff. LET'S WATCH!!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Toy Fair 2015: Four Horsies of the Pocalypse Destroy Kickstarter

We don't back a lot of Kickstarters here on Idle Hands because, frankly, when you write about one, 10 more come knocking for support. We'll admit we are a little biased on this one, as we've worked with the company for some time, but you can't help but support talent and an awesome idea! That's what lead us to talk about Maddie, the Cthulhu-esque Pony-Mentor of the Four Horsies of the Pocalypse. From playful concept that leaked onto the internet to fully funded Kickstarter, Maddie is now finding her way into the hands of grown up kids across the globe, so it is the perfect time to add her little charges to your collection! ..and the best part...THEY ARE ALREADY FULLY FUNDED! I love a sure thing!