Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters' Returns Via Amazon Prime Video

Flashback friends, rejoice!! Sid and Marty Krofft's Sigmund and the Sea Monsters returns to TV..or rather..internet TV, as Amazon Prime celebrates the re-launch of this retro series starring our buddy David Arquette alongside Solomon Stewart, Kyle Breitkopf, and Rebecca Bloom.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cinemax Announces 2018 Original Programming Lineup

CINEMAX has an explosive lineup set for Friday nights in 2018, with a varied slate of dynamic, action-packed original programming highlighted by new and returning series.

 “We are very excited to present a slate that moves CINEMAX back in the direction of fun, often adrenalized, and always entertaining series,” says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “We have strategically seized upon co-production opportunities that allow us to maximize the impact and production value of these shows for our viewers.”

TAMAGOTCHI IS BACK

'90s kids hoping to relive their childhood can now do so in full glory with the return of everyone’s favorite digital pet, Tamagotchi®!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States and to memorialize the occasion, Bandai America is releasing a smaller version of the device in limited quantities on November 5, 2017. Totally Awesome!

Awakening and evoking nostalgic feelings from the mid-to-late '90s, this smaller Tamagotchi device features the familiar egg shape, pixelated LCD charm, and, of course, the recurrent need for tender-loving-care that endeared fans in 1997 when it was first released! Like the original Tamagotchi device, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters. To pay homage to fans, the mini Tamagotchi will also feature the iconic packaging design of the original Tamagotchi device. Now, both original fans and new fans can obsess over caring for their Tamagotchi character, and as they do the character will uniquely grow and develop.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NYCC 2017: Technical Difficulties

Sooo..we attempted to overcome our laptop shortfall and failed miserably. I blame society. That being the case, for the sake of speed and the betterment of your entertainment, i'm not going to watermark a dang thing for one whole show!

Our speediest #NYCC coverage will be posted to https://www.youtube.com/user/IdleHandsBloghttps://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/collections and @idlehandsblog on Instagram!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Holiday Geekbook: Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book


Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book reviewed by Evelynn Faith Moon

I was pretty pumped to be given this book to play with, like all good comic book geeks I would LOVE to be as gifted as the artists I read on the page, so a dot to dot book seems like one avenue to fulfil my fantasy of creating a Marvel masterpiece. I am a big fan of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and Thomas Pavitte is known for creating a dot to dot version of the Mona Lisa, which is no small feat. I was excited to dive in and see what he did with some familiar faces.

I feel like an idiot now that I’m looking at the cover again it literally says “Spider Man 1000”, so that should have been my first clue as to how many dots I was in store for.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TTPM Holiday Showcase: Bandai on Zak Storm, Mech-X4 & Power Rangers

Taking 2 minutes to shift gears from New York Comic Con to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, where many a reveal hit the show floor, much to my surprise! We weren't allowed access to Bandai at Toy Fair 2017, so seeing them at this small-ish NY event was excellent, and you'd best believe we took full advantage of our unencumbered time in front of their new toys. Let's take a look at everything that was on hand...

NYCC 2017: VIZ Media Details Acquisition Of Anime Series INFINI-T FORCE

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the acquisition of INFINI-T FORCE, a hero-action series from the legendary anime studio, Tatsunoko Production. The acquisition includes rights for digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise in North America, Latin America and Oceania. In addition, VIZ Media has acquired the feature-length movie, debuting in Japan in early 2018; this acquisition includes theatrical rights.

NYCC 2017: Pumpkinhead Descends on Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce their new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop original comic book projects based on the cult classic Pumpkinhead film franchise. The ever-talented Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Micronauts, Monsters Unleashed) has been tapped to serve as writer for the terrifying horror tale, slated to hit shelves in February 2018. 

In the original Pumpkinhead film, a group of teenagers inadvertently kill a young boy in rural Appalachia, and his father seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. Instead, she invokes The Pumpkinhead - a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Harley's bloodlust. As the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Harley confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast - and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever. A "vivid, stylish, atmospheric" film as described by The Hollywood Reporter, the Pumpkinhead film features a hypnotic, heart-rending performance by Lance Henriksen and the directorial vision of special effects master Stan Winston, and spawned three sequels.

NYCC and Keanu Reeves Join Forces for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

ReedPOP is calling upon New York Comic Con Fans to be the true heroes at this year’s show by donating to a newly created Puerto Rico relief effort. The campaign, in association with Keanu Reeves, Hollywood and Puerto Rican film makers, and CINE, launches today on the New York Comic Con page of the Cine.org website. There will also be a direct link in the header of the New York Comic Con site. The goal is to raise $200K for the immediate aid for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico - including Vieques and Culebra.

NYCC 2017: Image Comics Exclusives, Signings & More

We are ONE WHOLE DAY away from the start of New York Comic Con 2017!! Image Comics sends word of all the insanity they are bringing to the show floor with exclusive items, booth signings you won't want to miss, panels and so much more. Let's get into it!

Image Comics is pleased to return to New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

TTPM 2017 Holiday Showcase: Playmates Mysticons Toy Line

We gave the merest mention of this line at Toy Fair 2017 via images of the wall outside of the playmates booth...and nothing more! While the toy line was on display (in prototype form), we were not allowed to do any shooting, so the toys would have to remain a mystery...UNTIL TODAY! Thanks to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, we've got pics of the entire first round of toys!

Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon serves as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Episodes began airing at the end of August.

"We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Nelvana on this breakthrough new franchise for girls, as well as expand our partnership with Nickelodeon, with whom we are continuing to build on the tremendous success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", said Thomas Chan, CEO, Playmates Toys. "We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners on Mysticons to develop an innovative toy line that brings the adventure of the series to life."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NYCC 2017: Dark Horse Announces Programming Schedule


I don't mean to make you panic (especially if you are a cosplayer on a time crunch), but New York Comic Con is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!! October 5th will be here before you know it, at which time we may dip into the geeky ocean that is the East Coast's largest gathering of pop culture companies and talent, so we see it as our job at Idle Hands to make sure you don't drown! 

Today we take a look at everything Dark Horse is bringing to the show...which is pretty much all that encompasses Dark Horse at the moment, including Hellboy, American Gods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tomb Raider, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and so much more! Put on your swimmies and dive right in...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Joe Lynch's MAYHEM Gets Blood Splattered Poster

Mayhem Poster Art
Joe Lynch has been a friend to Idle Hands for many, many years now, mostly because our sense of humors are equally fucked up at the best of times, and due to our pseudo-psychotic kinship, I keep an eye out for when he's got a new movie about to drop in a way we, the people's of the muggle world, can see it. NOW IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES.

MAYHEM goes a little something like this:
Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.

Valiant’s Quantum and Woody (2017): The Most Variant Cover Of All Time!!

Valiant sure seems proud of itself to announce THE MOST VARIANT COVER OF ALL TIME! – an unholy and experimental combination of comic book history’s most noted, notorious, and obnoxious cover gimmicks – chromium, lenticular, embossing, die-cutting, iridescent ink, and more – onto one highly limited, meticulously crafted edition of December’s QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1!

NYCC 2017: Amazon Prime Video Reveals The Tick & Lore Environments

Amazon's The Tick at New York Comic Con 2017
Amazon Prime Video is sure to stir up excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con with two of their newest shows hitting the floor of the Javits Center. Enter The Tick and Lore – two cult favorites that will be brought to life in the epicenter of sci-fi fandom in a completely immersive way.

Amazon Prime Video made its first foray into the hero universe with The Tick this past summer, which subsequently took San Diego Comic-Con fans by storm. The Tick will be back in a big blue way for this year’s NYCC and is bringing his companion, Dangerboat, along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Watch the Full Netflix Punisher Trailer

Netflix Marvel Studios The Punisher
CHILLS!! A good trailer should illicit them whether you are familiar with the characters or not. For me, growing up a Marvel Comics kid, the chills come often with the release of each new Marvel Studios movie trailer, but not as often with the Netflix trailers (though CAGE was an exception). Now we get a new trailer for the Netflix solo Punisher TV series with Jon Bernthal in the staring role, prepared to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and..ya know...all out of bubblegum...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Special Encore Screenings Announced for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

Both due to overwhelming response of moviegoers to this week's screenings of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, and as a way to ensure that those fans who were impacted by Hurricane Irma get a chance to see the milestone Star Trek film on the big screen... Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have scheduled two encore screenings of the the 1982 classic!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday Nights At The Asylum at Cinemark Theaters

Moviegoers will go insane every Thursday night as The Asylum - the studio behind the Sharknado franchise phenomenon partners with Cinemark Theatres for a weekly late-night theatrical movie series. Thursday Night at The Asylum launches on September 28, 2017 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country. (tickets: Cinemark.com/asylum)

Targeting students in college markets and film enthusiasts in general, attendees will have the option of a low cost $5 general admission ticket or a $10 Premium Ticket which will include a digital download of the movie. Thursday Nights at The Asylum will also offer attendees a unique glimpse into Hollywood with a chance to meet the filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions, including a walk on role in an Asylum film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection
In 1994, Mike Mignola released the first Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction and introduced the world to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For more than 20 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dead By Daylight Welcomes Leatherface to The Family

Dead by Daylight Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Maassacre
The crew at Dead By Daylight have been adding new content to their killer vs survival team game with little fanfare, since it hit the market, save for that one time we played COUNTDOWN TIL MICHAEL MEYERS!! Damn..was that only last year? Seems like a long time ago. I'm aging before your eyes, folks. Based on that Halloween hype, you would think we would have had a pile of creeper teasers leading up to the introduction of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre...but nope..no party at all.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYCC 2017: Freeform Rolls Out Plans for Shadowhunters, Beyond, Siren, Cloak & Dagger

As the network doubles down on genre programming, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, announced today that it will be presenting an unprecedented three hours of genre programming panels and screenings with cast and executive producers from several original series including “Shadowhunters,” “Beyond” and new original drama “Siren” at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7.

Your First Look at the 2018 Movie Hellboy

Hellboy 2018 Movie Reveal
As shooting starts in the UK on the re-booted Hellboy franchise, Directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (The Blood Queen), Ian McShane (Professor Broom) and others, we assumed we would be patiently waiting for production to wrap before we'd see anything more than a teaser from the set. WE WERE WRONG!

Here's a super jacked up David Harbour as HELLBOY!! Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) has stated Hellboy's right hand of doom is NOT CGI... 100% practical with articulated fingers and the potential to kick demon ass.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Guess who's back...back again...with lens flare...and a Death Star...   I kid of course, but we aren't kidding about the return of J.J. Abrams to the Star Wars Universe! The man who ushered in the successful return of Star Wars to the big screen is circling around for a final run at the behemoth franchise to close out the new trilogy.

Disney dropped the announcement today:

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

HASCON 2017: Marvel Legends Continue to Dominate

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures
As expected, Hasbro was not going to waste the opportunity to show off as much new product as possible at their first ever HASCON in Providence, RI. While a full lineup of Black Panther merchandise was absolutely the show stopper, long time Legends fans were lighting the message boards ablaze with talk of new figure reveals and what each character selection means for future waves of action figures. For us at Idle Hands, we read NOTHING into anything Hasbro does these days. It's clear the creatives over there have a wishlist they are running down, including Toy Biz figures in dire need of a Hasbro update, movie and TV stars they can now do justice to with the help of new sculpting technology, and characters they never dreamed they would be allowed to make before as retailer faith in the brand reaches new highs, allowing for waves of characters not weighed down by obligatory inclusions of Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man variants. Let's take a look at what Hasbro revealed on the show floor this past weekend...

Friday, September 8, 2017

IT May Change How Hollywood Views Horror

GAME CHANGER!! We've heard this phrase pitched around before, usually by marketing folks pushing their own titles with the hopes and dreams of 1 thousand creatives behind them. A lot of the time, we see little real change in the business model Hollywood feels comfortable with after one of these new titles rocks the Rotten Tomato-Meter. After this weekend, that might not be the case.

HASCON 2017: Hasbro Marvel Black Panther Movie Toys *UPDATED 9/9 @ 10pm

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie toy line


It Has BEGUN!! Hasbro takes a stab at the D23 model by launching their own convention right in their back yard. We didn't know much about the convention as we are still the forsaken Hasbro loving children here at Idle Hands, but one thing we were sure of.. there would be plenty of reveals if Hasbro could help it. It's their first con! How could they not show absolutely everything they are able to show?! We've got our first report from our buddy Michael at @jackowicktoys on Instagram as he was running through the convention hall at breakneck speeds and came across new Black Panther movie toys. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus Animated Series Sept. 22 on Cinemax

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS chronicles the tales of some of country music’s most legendary artists when the series begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Fridays at the same time.

Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge (“King of the Hill”; “Beavis and Butt-Head”; Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS kicks off with an episode devoted to Johnny Paycheck, followed by episodes about Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette (two parts), Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings (two parts) and Blaze Foley.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Long Beach Comic Con Final Guests & Schedule Announced

Long Beach Comic Con 2017
For those keeping an eye on Long Beach Comic Con, landing in Southern California this weekend, we wanted to give a heads up that the full schedule of panels (60+ HOURS!!) is now LIVE, ready to stimulate and educate, and some additional guests have been dropped onto the 80+ guest list, with more recent additions including Sherilyn Fenn (of Twin Peaks), cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean, artist Cat Staggs and the zombie king himself, artist Arthur Suydam alongside a small army of SCIENTISTS!!! SpaceExpo is a rather unique section of LBCC where you can stick your head in a real space suit, conduct experiments with scientists or hear about the latest findings to set your brains ablaze. Geekery and Nerdery join forces this weekend! There's also an event called Burger Con on Saturday night with bands that are triggering a massive buzz across the music loving nations. FUN FOR ALL!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Marches To Their Own Beat

Gaze upon me, geeks. I am the guy they drew those cartoons about. After seeing the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I was perplexed as to why the entire planet was going insane for it. I didn't hate it..I just didn't like it very much. It's not like I wanted to take the joy away from those that did love it or be king of the obnoxious peoples by asking them to explain to me what parts were "good". I just had issues with the film, and for once, my life-long-love of Marvel Comics was not forcing any pre-conceived notions about what the movie was supposed to be, as I'd not really read anything with any of the characters in it. My gripes were few, but echoed throughout the film:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2 – Hellboy, Raiden & Black Manta Join The Fight

Injustice 2 Fighter Pack Two New Player Announcement with Hellboy
It appears to be Hellboy day on Idle Hands and I ain't mad about it!! Any world with more Hellboy in it is a far better world than we had yesterday.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new trailer unveiling the next three DLC characters for Injustice 2 – Black Manta, Raiden, and Hellboy – that will make up the Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2. Fighter Pack #2 will be available for purchase beginning September 12, 2017, and the first character will be available for early access the same day. Players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, the Injustice 2Ultimate Pack, or the Injustice 2 Fighter Pack #2 will have early access to each of the three new fighters from the DC, Dark Horse and Mortal Kombatuniverses before they are available a la carte.

Find the Force: A Star Wars Augmented Reality Event for Force Friday II

Star Wars Find the Force Augmented Reality Event for Force Friday II
Following the global phenomenon of Force Friday in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Find the Force, a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on Force Friday II (September 1) to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The pop-up AR treasure hunt aims to unite fans around the world in the battle against the dark side in a unique three-day event at over 20,000 retail locations across 30 countries. As fans turn up to take home new The Last Jedi products, they will have the opportunity to activate a unique augmented reality experience featuring Star Wars characters, including fan-favorites and new surprise additions from the film.

Hellboy Funko Pops Nearly Here

Funko Hellboy Comic Pop Vinyl Figures
We hear the moaning sounds across the internets. We've shared those moans. Some are sick-to-death of Funko's seemingly unstoppable Pop army and others, triggered with joy and gimme hands the second they see a wall of white window boxes. For me, I find the whole phenomenon fascinating and will admit to being tempted by more of my fair share of toy offerings. While I've managed to keep my urges for little black eyed desk mascots which can potentially be an entire wall covering to a minimum, I can completely understand the appeal (Ren and Stimpy are miiiiine). Today, we show off the Hellboy comic book Pops coming this fall, and we know, those moans will be more from wanting than from hate...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Powerpuff Girls Join LEGO Dimensions

lego dimensions powerpuff girls
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment calls on The Powerpuff Girls to save the day -- this time in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse!
The latest LEGO Dimensions trailer introduces the crime-stopping trio, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, as they lend their dynamic powers to the game in LEGO form for the upcoming Team and Fun Packs. With these new packs, players will be able to build the sugar-coated, Chemical X superheroes and launch them into the LEGO Dimensions Multiverse to save the day. In the game, players can fly around and use ultra-super powers to fight crime and battle the forces of evil, visit the exclusive Adventure World to unlock iconic locations like Pokey Oaks elementary, Rainbow Land, and Professor Utonium’s lab, and also go head-to-head in the Battle Arena for endless fun!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Super Troopers 2 Premieres 4.20... Because Of Course it Does

It's happening...right....meow. OK well not really right meow. In 2018. Be patient, followers of the Broken Lizard! Soon enough, you will be able to chug syrup along with your favorite men in uniform, and then probably puke your guts up... along with your favorite men in uniform.

Everyone's favorite cops are back (by popular demand) with Super Troopers 2; the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic. When the United States and Canada get into a dispute about the location of the actual border, the Super Troopers - Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva - are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the contested area. Our heroes quickly revert to their own brand of unconventional police work.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2nd Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Fest Announces First Wave

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to New York City October 12th till the 15th, bringing with it more ghouls and ghosts than ever before. BHFF is proud to present more than twice as many feature films as last year and is thrilled to announce the first wave of the line-up, which boasts exciting films, dynamic events and more venues, expanding the festival’s activities. “This year we’ve grown to a four-day festival and are very excited to be extending our reach to audiences beyond North Brooklyn, into Downtown Brooklyn and Crown Heights,” says fest director Justin Timms. “Starting with our opening night at the new Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Brooklyn we’ve also added Nitehawk Cinema, LIU Kumble Theater, Film Noir Cinema & Video Revival this year to go along with our key theaters from last year Wythe Hotel Cinema, Videology Bar & Cinema and Spectacle Theater.”

Luther Strode: The Complete Series Collected in Hardcover Edition this October

Image Comics Luther Strode The Complete Series Hardcover
Fan-favorite writer Justin Jordan (SPREAD, THE FAMILY TRADE) and artist Tradd Moore (Venom, All-New Ghost Rider) deliver the complete, critically-acclaimed LUTHER STRODE series collected into one hardcover volume for the first time this October in LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES. It will collect THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6, and THE LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6.

“Luther sent away for the Hercules Method and it changed his life. I sent Luther Strode away to Image, and it changed my life,” said Jordan. “Fortunately, that worked out a lot better for me than it did for Luther in the book. It's amazing to see the book that started my career as one hardcover edition, and even for people who've been with us the whole journey, there's tons in here never seen by anyone but me, Tradd and Felipe until now.”

L7: Pretend We're Dead in Theaters 9/1 and Blu-ray/DVD on 10/13



The L7: Pretend We're Dead documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creative will be released worldwide October 13 on VOD and Blu-ray / DVD. A multi-city theatrical screening tour of the film will kick off on September 1, with over a dozen dates and more to be announced in select markets this Fall. Excitement around L7: Pretend We're Dead has catalyzed a widely anticipated reunion which unleashed their high-octane energy and anthemic chops upon stages worldwide. The band will play a stint of West Coast dates next month with more chances to experience the electrifying onslaught coming soon.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Porg-Pocalypse Begins

Hasbro Star Wars The Last Jedi Porg Plush Electronic DollLadies and Gentlemen, this was always a no-brainer, so I'm not going to say anything so ridiculous as "YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!" Disney's new adorable, saucer-eyed Star Wars mascot known as "Porg" are sure to be flooding shelves of retail chains and mom and pops alike come Fall...and it should get increasingly worse into the holiday season. We predict at lease three scales of figures, a Funko Pop, Dorb, and Mystery Mini, talking plush, standard squishy plush and an ocean of accessories, perhaps even including a Porg printed hoodie with a bazillion repeating Porgs. For now, though, we'll just show you the first Porg stand-alone toy we've discovered...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hasbro's Ever Evolving Marvel Legends

Hasbro Marvel Legends 2017
As a fairly hardcore fan of Marvel Comics and more specifically, the Marvel Legends action figure line created by Toy Biz and now residing at Hasbro, I feel I am very well equipped to talk about the fandom standing behind this 6 inch action figure line, able to speak on our proudest moments and our biggest gripes. The most common refrain from die hard fans like myself would be "DOESN'T HASBRO WANT MY MONEY??!!" This cry of anguish usually comes after painful tales of new product shipped in short supply, missed at retail as hordes of scalpers gobble them up...the lament of not having picked up a figure that is now going for upwards of 200 dollars or more and other well warranted communal moans. Well folks, we here at Idle Hands are pleased as all hell to finally say HASBRO IS LISTENING!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

That Movie With the Gun Toting Russian Super Hero Bear Is HERE!!

You remember the trailer. We all screamed OH SNAP!! RUSSIAN AVENGERS!! Through all the visuals of robots and super powered people fighting and a pretty haunting song set to it all, what did we remember most? Gatling Gun wielding Bear Man. No doubt. Now, thanks to Shout! Factory, we'll all be able to drink in this utter insanity in one month.

Defenders of the world, unite! Brace yourselves for non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat thrills with a massive werebear, a man who can move mountains, a martial artist and a blademaster.  Alone, they are freaks. Together, they’re the Guardians. An ultra-stylish, high-octane superhero actioner by Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist), GUARDIANS makes its DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on September 5, 2017 from Shout! Factory.  The Blu-ray (with digital download) will be available everywhere December 5, 2017.  Delivering a visceral thrill-ride that movie fans will highly enjoy, GUARDIANS DVD and Blu-ray boast English and Russian audio tracks, insightful bonus content and more!

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 Slices its Way to Blu-ray and DVD August 22

Evil just can’t catch a break as the hilarious, critically acclaimed horror series “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate. Locked and loaded with the same twisted humor and gory kill scenes groovy fans of the franchise are used to, “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 continues the chainsaw-slicing, shotgun-blasting fun from the first season. “Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 2 stars Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead franchise), Lucy Lawless (TV’s “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Ray Santiago (In Time), and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), as well as this season’s introduction of Lee Majors (TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man”) as Ash’s father.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

Netflix Inc. announced today it acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, and one of the most important voices in comics.

Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toys Checklist

Hasbro Star Wars The Last Jedi Kylo Ren Action Figure
It's going to be a looooong 4 months to the December 15th release date of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and likely, in that time...every damn thing will get leaked. SO, for the sake of keeping all the reveals in one place, we are going to start this checklist of Last Jedi product we think is awesome so that when the release date (for product) actually arrives..sometime in October...you will be READY!! Suffice to saySPOILERS AHEAD!!

Let's kick things off with the featured vehicles, characters and creatures you are likely to see in many shapes and sizes..from hard plastic to squishy plush. then we'll run down the list of what we've seen so far...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Paramount Pictures to Release "Bumblebee" on December 21, 2018

Paramount Pictures, in association with HASBRO, announced today that principal photography has commenced on “BUMBLEBEE.” The film’s shoot will take place entirely in California, including in Southern and Northern California.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sweet Suite 2017: TOMY Pokemon Petite Pals & More

Sweet Suite 2017: TOMY Pokemon Petite Pals
We're going to be jig jogging between San Diego Comic-Con and Sweet Suite coverage for the forseeable future, so hang onto your butts! Today we jump over to TOMY to show off some new Pokemon bits that will make you bite your lower lip and throw cash at the screen. HERE COMES THE TEMPTATION!!

TOMY’s new Pokémon Petite Pals collections enters a new world of play with stylized figures, a feature loved by kids but with limited availability in the market!

Monday, July 24, 2017

SDCC 2017: The Justice League Comic-Con Trailer & The Return of Superman

SDCC 2017 Warner Bros Justice League Comic-Con Trailer
The battle between DC Comics films and Marvel Studios movies rages on. Lately, Warner Bros have been shifting their trailers around, hoping to build on the success of Wonder Woman, oddly, without showing more Wonder Woman in their Justice League trailers.... AND IT'S WORKING...inch by inch. Despite troubles surrounding their next Batman movie release, it's getting to the point where Batman V Superman is just something we don't talk about and the name MARTHA shall not cross the lips of hopeful DC loyalists. Stands to reason WB would want to put out a strong Justice League trailer for Comic-Con...and they did just that!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SDCC 2017: Wednesday & Thursday Cosplay Allstars

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Cosplayers


Alicia Glass ran the FULL LENGTH of San Diego Comic-Con this week, mostly chasing down cosplayers to show off their amazing, often hand made expressions of their own personal pop culture loves. SDCC is one of those shows where cosplayers from across the globe will plan 1, 2..sometimes even 4 cosplays a day for the entirety of the show...and it doesn't get more dedicated than that! Let's dive right in and check out the most fun cosplays from the first 2 days of Comic-Con!!

SDCC 2017: Supernatural Panel Crushes Fans with Live Kansas Performance

SDCC 2017 Warner Bros Supernatural Panel Kansas LIVE
For a fan of Supernatural, you can't help the chills that come every time they do their season ender re-cap and play the awesome rock anthem by Kansas, "Carry On Wayward Son". CHILLS.EVERY.TIME. Welp, as the show creators and fans consider the finale of Supernatural in 2018, and what that might bring, Warner Bros thought they might create a special moment with the whole family all in one place at Comic-Con.

SDCC 2017: Ready Player One First Teaser Trailer & Cameo Dissection

Warner Bros Ready Player One
OK Boys and girls...geeks of all ages...we are going to blow through this next round of articles fairly quickly because IT'S COMIC-CON TRAILER TIME!!! Yes, folks, it's the blessed time of year that one can sit in front of their lil computer screen and watch trailers for every awesome thing releasing over the next year and then fall asleep, completely content.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SDCC 2017: Sonic At IDW



Today SEGA revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.

Creative teams are currently being formed, and a publishing plan is now underway with more details to come at a later date. Writers and artists will be bringing their considerable talents to the comic book world of Sonic.

Friday, July 21, 2017

SDCC 2017: McFarlane Teaming with Blumhouse for Spawn R Rated Movie



Broadcasting from the heights of San Diego Comic Con, Todd McFarlane jumped on Facebook Live with Kevin Smith to announce the champions of modern Hollywood, horror and indie cinema, Blumhouse, just signed a deal to make an R Rated Spawn film.