Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Screening Locations

And now, a new episode of I LOVE LIVING IN THE FUTURE!! In this episode, Director J.J. Abrams takes to his Twitter account to deliver the following, very direct message, as seen on your left. Understandably, the internet pees itself. Now the countdown is on til the weekend hits and, with bellies still overstuffed with dry as all hell turkey and box stuffing, we waddle out to the local movie theater and buy a ticket for WHATEVER, just so we can see a glimpse of what is to come from the worlds of Jedi and Sith. Now... we answer the most important question of all....will this magical 88 second teaser be screening anywhere near YOU...

Hasbro's First 3.75 inch Marvel Infinite Series Action Figures for 2015




San Diego Comic-Con always comes packed with surprises and long awaited reveals from Hasbro, particularly for their Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios action figure lines. This year, fans were thrilled to hear that even thought the emphasis seemed to be squarely on the 6 inch scaled Marvel Legends for the foreseeable future, the a 3.75 inch line would march on to retail. At their presentation and in their display cases, Marvel revealed new figures including The Beast as he appeared when he first turned blue and fuzzy..and even grey and fuzzy, Sandman in both sand and flesh/ full color forms, Black Cat, Big Time Spider-Man and Bishop. Now pre-order listings round out the series...

The Jurassic World Trailer

June 12th. WATCH. More info below after you are done drooling.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Footage- Ace Chemicals Infiltration Part 1

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman™: Arkham Knight, which features Batman learning about his new foe the Arkham Knight as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video, titled The Official Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration – Pt. 1, highlights new game features including the new Fear Takedown maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode. Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.

2014 Holiday Buying Guide: Geek Up Your Home with NEW Holiday Items

It used to be my favorite time of year was just after Halloween, when all those amazing, creepy creations went on deep discount and you could fill your cart with junk you don't need....but you can't say no to! As I get older, I've come to appreciate the retailer's change of holiday isles and more importantly, what geektastic new products they hide among the isles of candies, decorations and dancing critters. This year you would expect an explosion of dork-themed items on shelves, what with the explosion of our movies at the box office and full infiltration of TV, but it seems some stores get it, and some stores are hesitant to pull that trigger. Here's a breakdown of killer holiday items we found in stores this year...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Godzilla Comes Home for the Holidays with El Rey's Kaiju Christmas Marathon

It's pretty awesome living in a time when the people who love the same things we do are making most of the media we crave. Case in point, a Mr. Robert Rodriguez who started his own TV network, launching with a series based on From Dusk til Dawn, a tale of bad men going up against ancient vampires. Could you imagine something like this getting a series 10 years ago??!! Now, Rodriguez uses his network to celebrate the holidays in a way that kicks so much ass, well...there will be no asses left to kick. Ditch that Christmas Story marathon. Let's start a new tradition!

Gentle Giant Dives Into Marvel's Secret Wars with Jumbo Retro Action Figures

While Marvel Comics is about to blast headlong into yet another Secret War, Gentle Giant prefer to remember the original event that introduced Spider-Man's black costume, birthed a new baddie for She-Hulk to pound on and answered the question....what would happen if you dump a mountain on top of The Hulk? Marvel's Secret Wars was crazy fun for me as a kid and now, our statue making friends will rekindle that love with jumbo 12 inch reproductions of what were really the first straight up Marvel action figures for most of us! The line kicks off with Black Suited Spider-Man, due out the third quarter of 2015. Here's the skinny...

Funko's Alien Invasion: X-Files and Lilo & Stitch Arrive

Is it true? Did we really go 2 weeks without talking about FUNKO and their army of really, ridiculously adorable plastics? Insane. The stresses of the holidays must be getting to me..or maybe..THEY JUST MAKE TOO MANY TOYS TO KEEP UP WITH!! Maybe a lil of both. This week, Funko drops word of their tiny, adorable alien invasion including one property clearly meant to melt your heart and another with legions of fans who haven't been serviced in a crazy long time.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exhibition of Painted Subway Trains Opens November 22 in Grand Central Terminal

Bigshot Toyworks and PIQ Products present All City Style: The Grand Slam, an art show of one-of-a-kind custom painted All City Style subway train models. The Grand Slam opens on November 22, 2014 at 4PM in the PIQ shop located in the Shuttle Passage of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The Grand Slam show runs concurrently with several different model train shows on display in NYC during the holiday season.

Celebrating the unique creative expressionism of late 20th century NYC, The Grand Slam art show brings viewers back to the days when each passing train exploded with color and style.  The Grand Slam showcases the works of the pivotal artists that pioneered this art form, as well as many others that have been inspired by the vibe, aesthetic and spirit of the past. The All City Style 20-inch-long subway train “canvas” allows these artists to express themselves freely while paying tribute to the movement and culture that inspired a generation.

UPGRADE: New Weapons for Crossbones



This one goes out to all the die hard Marvel Legends collectors who are getting beat up at every turn lately..whether it be from rising prices or must have figures put into exclusive sets. YOU SHALL BE AVENGED!! Not really...but know I feel your pain. Today, we take a look at our pal Crossbones from last year's San Diego Comi-Con Thunderbolts Marvel Legends action figure set. Knowing very little about the character, a fan of figures will instantly note the dude's buffness and want to compliment that with the biggest Liefeld-esque gun possible...