Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Robot Chicken Gives Bitch Pudding Her Day

Some months back, I asked Matt Senreich if he had an awesome, high res capture of Bitch Pudding as she breaks through the window in the now legendary spoof of Strawberry Shortcake on Robot Chicken. He replied "Soon....you'll have something way better." I replied "Really....?" He said "YES". And so I waited..with no ability to make my own bootleg Bitch Pudding T shirt, but holding onto a promise from one friend to another. Today...that promise is fulfilled...with a trailer.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mondo Reveals Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Hitchcock Toys

Prepare for your weekly toygazm. Mondo is doing toys! The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo's first foray into toy collectibles, with the subjects and diversity of design reflecting Mondo's unique passions. The initial offerings include replicas as well as toys from artist-based designs, which can be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo's booth (#835).

Toys join Mondo's growing list of pop culture passions in posters, vinyl, gallery events, VHS and apparel. "I am so pumped to announce toys! We've been working on this in secrecy for a year and now it's time to let you guys know about it. We'll be focusing on existing properties that we love as well as working with artists to bring their own creations to life. This is a new area for us, but I resist the term 'expansion' since the goal for Mondo has always been to be a place where artists and designers can work to have their visions realized, whether that's through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or now toys," said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.

Bif Bang Pow on Mike Tyson Mysteries

World-renowned manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! has announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products with Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), to release a series of new products from the upcoming animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries™, which is premiering this fall on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block.

Bif Bang Pow! is proud to add the Mike Tyson Mysteries collection of action figures to its ever-expanding lineup of iconic products. Bif Bang Pow! will debut a Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson with Boxing Gloves 8-Inch Action Figure Convention Exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, July 23-27, at the Entertainment Earth booth (2343).

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SDCC 2014: Rovio's Angry Birds Take Flight with Transformers & Stella

Angry Birds will soon be flying South to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to meet our fans and present our brand new cinematic trailers for Angry Birds Transformers and Angry Birds Stella. To celebrate the world’s most impressive comic bash, we are issuing new Angry Birds comics with IDW with an exclusive variation issue cover!

Outside the Convention Center both fans and media can hang out with Angry Birds Stella at the Stella Pop Up Experience in Petco Park - no badge required! Come and experience Angry Birds Stella, enjoy refreshments in our lounge, print out custom shirts while charging your phone, see the first gameplay demo of the upcoming game. Plus, if you drop by in an Angry Birds Stella inspired costume, you are in for an exclusive giveaway.

SDCC 2014: Star Trek @ Comic-Con

CBS Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world lineup for the iconic Star Trek™ franchise at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego. Fans will be able to participate in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention including the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel on Thursday evening, and Star Trek: Live in Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday.

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of a collection of six dog tags featuring each series’ respective ship. The dog tags will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show, with a special dog tag available at the ThinkGeek Booth (#3849). Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).

SDCC 2014: Tokidoki's New Collaborations

tokidoki, the pop culture brand meaning “sometimes” in Japanese, is thrilled to reveal  product from its fall ’14 London Sole collection as well as tease the 2015 collaboration with Peanuts with an exclusive tote bag.  All the exciting news will be unveiled at the brand’s new 20x20 booth at San Diego Comic-Con July 24 – 27, 2014. The first 100 fans at the booth will receive a free tokidoki x MLB tote, no purchase necessary.
tokidoki will unveil limited-edition product exclusives including tees and hats as well as a 5” Golden Donutella vinyl for $30.00.  A tote bag, made exclusively for Comic-Con, will feature a tokidoki x Peanuts design with an MSRP of $15.00. All apparel and hats will be priced between $20.00 and $30.00. Click HERE for more on their exclusives!

SDCC 2014: Those Magnificent, Giant WB Bags

The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con. The highly coveted bag, which can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, has been called a “must-have” by Variety and Comic-Con’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly.

    More than 130,000 of the bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
    The all-new 2014 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SDCC 2014: UDON @ Comic-Con

Hey everyone! Down below you'll find the complete low-down on UDON @ Comic-Con, including special guests, convention exclusives, and much more! It's a ton of info, we know, so if you don't want to read the whole thing, here are the five most important things to know:
  1. The UDON Booth is #4529! Come see us!
  2. We're welcoming special guests Yoshinori Ono (Producer of Ultra Street Fighter® IV) and Kaname Fujioka (Director of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate).
  3. We have 5 Comic-Con Exclusive items this year, including UDON'S Art of Capcom: Complete Edition Convention Exclusive Hardcover
  4. We will be announcing 10 new licenses at The UDON Panel 2014, Sat. July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB
  5. The UDON Publishing and Creative Services Staff will be available all weekend, and we invite business colleagues and media representatives to meet with us! Drop us a line at fans@udonentertainment.com.
All this and much more down below!

SDCC 2014 Exclusives: Are You a Zombinista?

Visit award winning and New York Times bestselling authors, Anne Elizabeth and Marjorie Liu, for the following giveaways and special events!

    Award Winning Author and Creator Anne Elizabeth has a Comic-Con International Exclusive Comic, ZOMBIE POWER 2, available for sale in Booth #2201. This is a small print run. Sales will be limited to ten copies per person.
    Authors Anne Elizabeth, Marjorie Liu, Sheila English, and DC DeVane will be collecting items to send to our troops. If you would like to donate a signed comic or book, t-shirt or hat, postcard or poster, please stop by the booth and drop it off. We will also be taping an archived live stream for our troops each morning. Stop by and lend your support. HOOYAH!
    New York Times Bestselling author, Marjorie Liu, will be giving away and signing a SDCC Exclusive print edition of her short story, "Sympathy for the Bones".  She will also be signing and giving away copies of her latest novel, Labyrinth of Stars.

Sweet Suite 2014: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Half-Shell Heroes

We've got a lot more to show you from the recent Sweet Suite blogger event in New York City, so let's jump back into it with a new line promising to make your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon characters accessible to little hands! The line is called Half-Shell Heroes, boasting brighter colors, rounded edges, maximum playability and no small parts.

Playmates are no dopes, having packed killer style into these lines, which are sure to attract collectors and parents alike. BATTLE IN THE TOY ISLES!!! Note the 3 different scales...and the use of the Turtle's shortened names in place of the full names, which I thought was a nice touch!