Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SDCC 2017: A Closer Look at NECA's Convention Exclusives

ToyConNJ NECA 2017 Convention Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Cartoon Action Figure Box Set
NECA's Randy Falk and crew made the trip over to Parsippany, New Jersey this past weekend for ToyConNJ, despite being in the middle of San Diego Comic-Con crunch time..and for that, we thank them! Along with their smiling faces and trucks full of warehouse merchandise to unload on eager collectors, Randy dropped some soon-to-be-released items on a table with specific instructions that NO ONE MAY DROOL ON THEM!! It worked..mostly. I didn't drool a lot and no one saw me do it. Amid the Aliens and Heroes of the Storm were some 2017 Convention exclusives, including one we will call...the precious. A set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectors will be doing battle over for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Barbie's Ken Gets a Man Bun & More

Mattel Barbie Ken Fashionistas Dolls for 2017
Fans and spectators alike applauded when the creators of Barbie decided to shatter her mold..just a little bit..and add more body types and skin colors to their mega popular doll line. Will fans be equally as supportive when Ken gets a similar makeover??!! Ehh...

Today Barbie announced the expansion of its Fashionistas line with 15 new and diverse Ken dolls, featuring three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks. Each Ken Fashionistas doll has his own look and style – from sporty to casual to preppy, all of the fashion are inspired by the latest trends! With added diversity and more variety in styles, kids everywhere will have infinitely more ways to spark their imaginations. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie Fashionistas line, making it the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace.

Spongebob Squarepants Halloween Stop-Motion Special: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom!

Nickelodeon Spongebob Squarepants Halloween Stop-Motion Special: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom
Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.  In the visual style of classic stop-motion animation TV specials, The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle Murray) who wants to make sure everyone in town is scared, especially SpongeBob, who thinks scary things are funny.  The special will premiere in October 2017 on Nickelodeon.

John Wick Comic On The Way From Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment John Wick Comic Book Series
Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Code Monkey Save World), and artist Giovanni Valletta (Dark Horse Presents) have been tapped as the creative team to bring the world of the hit-film franchise John Wick to the pages of comics, thanks to a new partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and Lionsgate Films. Slated to launch on September 6th, the new series will offer fans of the massively popular character the opportunity to discover his thrilling origin story for the very first time!

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?

Layton's Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving

Producers of the Layton Series, which has sold over 16 Million copies worldwide, are teaming up with the makers of the original “Real Escape Game,” Scrap Entertainment Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku. Managing Director Takao Kato) to announce a global promotion starting today, June 20th, 2017 titled “LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: REAL WORLD PUZZLE SOLVING” to coincide with the release of the newest game in the Layton Series, “LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy” (Supported Devices: Nintendo 3DS™/Android™/iOS.)

Monday, June 19, 2017

ToyConNJ Rolling Out A Weekend of Toy Hunting, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming & Family Fun

The Police Athletic League of Parsippany, NJ will play host to ToyConNj in just one week! In addition to endless aisles of vintage and modern toys and collectibles, video games and comic books, providing HOURS of toy hunting bliss, attendees will find a wide array of nerdy pursuits to fill your day and contests every hour to make sure you leave with something awesome!

Kidrobot Adds Horror Icons To Madballs Lineup

kidrobot Madballs Horrorballs Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger
Last we spoke to kidrobot, the powers that be mentioned that if all went well with the roll out of their first, insanely extensive line of Madballs, they would look into a second series and some original designs no one has ever created in ball form before. YAY CREATIVE BALLS!! Today, we are happy to report they are artists of their word and are pitching a whole new line of scream inducing balls bearing the likeness of our favorite horror movie creeps!

Gross for one, gross for all, we play with our Horrorballs?! Kidrobot, Madballs and some of the scariest names in the game bring you freaky, frightening fun in the all new Madballs Horrorball foam series! These monstrous mashups combine the Madballs platform you know and love with the terrifying villains from the Aliens, Predator, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm street franchises. Add all 6 to your collection and make it hauntingly horrorball!

Friday, June 16, 2017

SDCC 2017: Hasbro Exclusive G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters

SDCC 2017: Hasbro Exclusive G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters
HERE WE GO!! Time to start making our checklists of all the wallet squeezing San Diego Comic-Con exclusives from every company under the sun. Let's jump right in with Hasbro's G.I.Joe exclusive, and considering the sad state of affairs for the G.I.Joe toy line, we really, really needed a fantastic addition to our collections...exclusive or not!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Six Flags Great Adventure Erects Life Size Hall Of Justice!! ...and There's a Ride In There Too!

Six Flags Great Adventure DC Comics Justice League Battle for Metropolis RideSo i'm sitting in my living room eating Honey Bunches of Oats with no milk because I am me and in my feed pops up the picture to the left. My brain could hardly handle it. It's that building that LOOKS like the Hall of Justice...right? Nope. ...It's a diorama for toys? Nuh uh. It seems my friend Michael Sprouse has a family member who works at 6 Flags in Jackson, New Jersey and he's there...standing in front of this incredible building...probably just soaking it all in like I am.

Turns out the building houses Six Flags' new attraction "Battle For Metropolis"! The "a 4D, interactive, competitive gaming adventure featuring WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, SUPERMAN and more." The full name of the attraction is JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, and it opens this Saturday! This all sounds well and good, but the most important question is WHEN CAN WE GET COSPLAYERS IN FRONT OF THIS MASTERPIECE??!!

Los Angeles Lights the Bat-Signal for Adam West Tonight

Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15.

The legendary star of the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In rememberance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Disney Parks Sneak In New Guardians of the Galaxy Tivan Collection Plush

Disney California Adventure Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Howard the Duck Doll
We've all pointed and laughed at at least two fantastic videos filmed at the opening of Disney California Adventure's new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride. Real Talk: grown men screaming for their life will always be funny. What we didn't see much of was the gift shop made specifically for the new ride and populated with some collectibles we never saw coming!!

In the Mission: Breakout gift shop, our friend Derek McCaw from FanboyPlanet.com spotted a Howard The Duck plush! Marked as part of the "Tivan Collection", so named for The Collector, who we were introduced to in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, the Howard plush is modeled after his lengthier Guardians 2 appearance and is flanked by plush toys of Cosmo (the telepathic soviet space dog), Rocket Raccoon and, as expected, Baby Groot.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NY Asian Film Festival Lineup!

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announced today the complete lineup for the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place from June 30 to July 13 at the Film Society and July 14 to 16 at the SVA Theatre. North America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema will showcase 57 feature films, including 3 International Premieres, 21 North American Premieres, 4 U.S. Premieres, and 15 films making their New York City debuts. The festival will feature in-person appearances by more than 20 international filmmakers and celebrity guests from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

"The Thing" Inspired DISTRUST Open Beta Launching Today

Seemingly marrying a Tell Tale Games style of storytelling with terror-inducing gameplay and a uniquely creative approach to survival, DISTRUST launches their open beta today on Steam!

They were on a rescue sortie but fell victims of a helicopter crash off the Arctic base. The two survivors are trying to find a way out and encounter strange situations. Staying awake causes weird imperceptions, from a harmless chromatism to dangerous hallucinations. The longer you are up, the worse it gets. The team slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. But the worst is still to fall asleep, as this attracts aliens monsters that devour people!

Imaginext Has The Right Toys For Your Little Wonder Woman

Mattel Imaginext Wonder Woman Toy LineAs Warner Bros. Wonder Woman rocks the box office, we thought we'd seen all there is to see from the Mattel merchandising machine. WE WERE WRONG!! At Toy Fair this year, we saw dolls with horses and dolls without, swords that made clangy noises and action figures with pieces that combined to make a monstrous Ares figure. What I don't remember seeing were new Imaginext offerings...but when I wandered into Walmart last night, there they were, sending me on a Google hunt when I got back behind my keys. With a little help from Mattel directly, we've got an awesome new series of toys to show you!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING ...no we aren't kidding

Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because SHARKNADO is going global! Taking the world - and unsuspecting celebrities - by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING. The latest installment in the hit pop culture franchise premieres on SYFYSundayAugust 6 at 8/7c and will air in more than 100 countries.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour

After unforgettable premiere concerts in Tokyo, Paris and London last March, KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – is coming to the U.S. with shows in Los Angeles on June 10, 11, and 14 at the Dolby Theatre and New York on June 23 and 24 at the United Palace Theatre.

Fans and music lovers alike will soon be able to enjoy the first-ever official concert of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series.  From the music to the HD video and syncing, the show will feature a selection of the saga’s best and most beloved music from the original soundtrack. The concert features more than 100 orchestral musicians and choir singers on stage, with amazing HD video cinematics supervised by director Tetsuya Nomura.   Additionally, the tour celebrates the 15th anniversary of the multi-million selling video game series and the upcoming release of its latest episode.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Seoul Station" Tears Into The Korean "Train To Busan" Zombie Mythology

Seoul Station Animated Train to Busan Prequel Official poster
Traditionally, an animated extension of movie mythology tends to come off like a cash grab. Some straight to video, seemingly rushed media meant to appease the fandom of a license and perhaps keep the love alive until the next "serious" project is completed. It's not been long since American audiences were treated to the Korean zombie epic "Train to Busan" (aka Znakes on a Train) and the overwhelmingly positive chatter had just been quieting when we heard an animated prequel was on the way. Of course, we instantly though "cash grab". We'd be wrong.

The "Train to Busan" animated prequel "Seoul Station" is an hour and a half of gut wrenching zombie survival with a completely unprepared populace being overrun by sprinting, enraged, extra bitey zombies who appear to stop at nothing to sink their teeth into living flesh. In "Seoul Station" we are taken very close to the beginning of the zombie outbreak as the homeless are the first to be fed upon, a message not lost on a world audience in these troubling times. Since we've trained ourselves to ignore the homeless, the (zombie) problem is allowed to escalate at an alarming rate until it very literally comes back to bite a large section of the city in the ass.

Monday, May 22, 2017

McFarlane Creating Collectibles from the Star Trek Universe

McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In addition, McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from the iconic classic television series Star Trek: The Original Series to the legendary films.

The initial line will highlight two of the most iconic characters in the Star Trek universe with articulated 7-inch figures of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These figures will debut in window box collector packaging and feature iconic accessories such as phasers and communicators. Various characters from the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery television series and other adaptations will follow.

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: The Hound

We continue our Dark Horse Game of Thrones figure photo series with an extremely complicated man who is first introduced as a remorseless villain, later appears to be a somewhat apathetic lackey and later still, evolves into a warrior with a dark past and more than respectable notions of honor. Sandor Clegane, also known as "The Hound", seemed to make his allegiances as a matter of survival and kept his distaste for those he served to himself. While most would dismiss him as capable of the same monstrous acts his brother (The Mountain) would enact on a whim or by command, it's become clear Sandor is more complex than any mere beast.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Black Lightning Trailer Goes LIVE!

Here's a DC Comics character you could mess up reaaaaally easily. Those of us who read Justice League comics for years growing up may only be familiar with the funky costume changes for one of DC's few stand out black super heroes, so setting up the TV mythology wouldn't be a huge bother...but if the topic isn't treated with the sensitivity and reality a man like this would face today, the project would be doomed to fail. Shows like Supergirl and The Flash tend to fixate on a sunnier DC Universe than their explosive, perpetually gloomy movie counter-Earth, or remain caught up in the drama of love found and lost, never addressing the issues people of color face today. We wondered how the CW might address this very real world in a post Luke Cage climate. This trailer might make you feel a bit better about it all.

Get Ready for a Scooby-Doo / Supernatural Crossover!!

No, this is not the Onion. The Onion would suggest the Supernatural gang is taking over Mystery Incorporated or some such in a bid to boost ratings for the flailing kid's cartoon enterprise and make it grittier for modern audiences... WHICH IS PROBABLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN THE PAGES OF DC COMICS!!! I won't read that comic. You can't make me. What's NOT a joke is that we are getting an animated adventure in an upcoming episode of Supernatural's 13th season.

Netflix Teases The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance exclusively to members around the world. The 10-episode fantasy adventure series is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. The series will be shot in the U.K., and will star an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Roseanne Returns to ABC TV in 2018

Iconic comedy series “Roseanne” will return to The ABC Television Network, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, announced today. The eight-episode reboot, featuring the original cast – Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) – will air in 2018. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear in another role.

FOX's The Gifted X-Verse TV Series Gets a Trailer!

Sooooo...you think you've got a large pile of GeekTV to watch every week and are somewhat thankful when some of those shows take a break? PREPARE FOR TONS MORE. Teen Titans, Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Inhumans... the list grows every day. Now FOX adds to their X-Men universe with "The Gifted", premiering on FOX TV (naturally) this FALL...and we've got the first trailer!

Netflix's GLOW Trailer is Everything You Want It To Be

Netflix's GLOW trailer

Oh man. Let me tell you..I was worried. I've seen Orange is the New Black and I like it, but i'm not so in love that I watched into season 2. Learning the masterminds behind that show are behind the wheel of a comedy series based on GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) told me it would be funny and fearless, and that raised my expectations to a level higher than my hopes for the new Spider-Man film!! So yea...that made me worried. Now the first trailer has come and i'm grinning from ear to ear. Dive in and see why.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Five Points Festival Celebrating Designer Toys in New York This Weekend

The Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this spring, featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The inaugural event is a celebration of comic artists and writers, toy designers and customizers (with an extensive Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section), original street art, and gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and Midtown Comics and sponsored by Playcrafting.

SPAWN #1 Is Reborn with 25th Anniversary Director's Cut Edition

Image Comics SPAWN #1 25th Anniversary Director's Cut Edition
In celebration of the Hellspawn’s silver anniversary, a special Director’s Cut Edition of SPAWN #1 by comics legend and Image Comics President, Todd McFarlane, will hit stores this week. The Director’s Cut includes the original artboards of SPAWN #1, commentary from McFarlane himself on each page, and bonus, never-before-seen art.

The SPAWN #1 25th Anniversary Director’s Cut will feature original art board pages from Spawn issue #1, with three cover variations, showcasing art from McFarlane, Ashley Wood, and Clayton Crain. This special anniversary edition hits comic stores on Wednesday, May 17th, and will have a retail price of $4.99.

“Seeing all that came from Spawn is pretty incredible,” said McFarlane. “I enjoyed going back and working on SPAWN #1 again, and am excited to share the thought process of how Spawn came to be with the fans. They are the ones that really helped us reach 25 years and hopefully continue on for lots more!”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen

Dark Horse's Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen
Idle Hands continues our photography series for Dark Horse's Game of Thrones figures! Today we profile the Mother of Dragons... which is only fitting on the eve of Mother's Day. Only daughter to the "Mad King", Daenerys has always been burdened with near mythological circumstance dictating her path through life. Named Daenerys Stormborn for the tempestuous weather which raged on the night of her birth. Named Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea when her marriage of convenience to Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo skillfully evolves from political maneuver to undying love and a an acceptance of power which is her birthright. Named The Unburnt when she emerges from her love's funeral pyre, unscathed, and blessed with three powerful "children", earning her the title Mother of Dragons.

Friday, May 12, 2017

FXX Orders Adult Animated Deadpool Comedy

FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.

Dive Into Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin Once More!!

Fans living out their childhood dreams were once given the opportunity to dive into Scrooge McDuck's money bin, just like in the Disney Afternoon cartoon series Duck Tales, via Capcom, who were promoting their video game release. Now, Disney celebrates the re-boot of the mega popular cartoon series with a return of the experience that is still, most likely, warm and fuzzy in the hearts of thousands of convention goers.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wicked Cool Get Pokemon Master Toy License

Building on its mission to bring the best Pokémon experiences to fans around the world, The Pokémon Company International announced the appointment of Wicked Cool Toys as master toy licensee for the globally popular Pokémon brand, starting in July 2018. Wicked Cool Toys will have the rights to manufacture and market action figures, play sets, plush, roleplay items, and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series in worldwide markets, excluding regions in Asia where the brand is managed by The Pokémon Company International’s parent organization, The Pokémon Company.

“Pokémon is one of the most beloved entertainment properties in the world, and Wicked Cool Toys is thrilled to become part of that legacy,” said Michael Rinzler, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.
“We can’t wait to deliver innovative and fun toys that embody the joy of Pokémon to kids and the brand’s millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Jeremy Padawer, co-president of Wicked Cool Toys.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Damned Return to 40th Anniversary Tour + New Music Coming Soon

Less than a week after Captain Sensible fell offstage at their sold out show in Toronto, resulting in a broken rib, The Damned were forced to postpone three shows this past week, including Montreal, Boston and New York (dates are rescheduled for later this month). On Saturday night, the band made a triumphant return at a sold out Stone Pony in Asbury Park - sitting on a specially built 'throne' created by his band mates and crew, Captain appeared to be feeling no pain as he blasted through the 90 minute set (plus two encores), confirming that the 40th anniversary tour is definitely back on! 

 "As movement is a bit awkward currently, I played last night seated, but it all went swimmingly and this epic 40th Anniversary tour is now firmly back on the road. We've played some great venues on the trip... and Asbury Park's Stone Pony is up there with the best of 'em. But I have to say I wish I'd waited till here before backflipping off the stage, as this one was only 3 feet high. D'oh!”
-Captain Sensible.

The Princess Bride Returns With Another IDW Coloring Book To Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary

Prepare to have fun storming the castle yet again when the follow-up to last year’s breakout fantasy coloring book arrives – The Princess Bride: As You Wish: Memorable Quotes To Color.

Inconceivable as it may be, The Princess Bride is back with even more beautiful illustrations to color. Artist Rachel Curtis once again captures the spirit of one of cinema’s all-time greatest love stories featuring all the fan-favorite characters you love, plus the villains you love to hate. Unleash your creativity onto the pages of unforgettable scenes from the beloved classic.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Udon's Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special

Udon's Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special
The lovely ladies of Street Fighter are back for more fun summer pinups, and this time they’ve brought along their fighting game friends from Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight! Chun-li, Cammy, and Laura are joined by Morrigan, Tiffany, Poison and many more fan-favorite fighters!

The Street Fighter and Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special will feature three standard covers by artists Ecchi-Star (CVR A), Aki Li (CVR B) and Ryan Kinnaird (CVR C). The issue will also feature a Blank Sketch cover (CVR D), as well as a retailer incentive cover (CVR E) by artist Joe Vriens. This special incentive cover features the swimsuit-clad Morrigan paying homage to a classic horror image from the 1960s.

Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81

Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81 coming to DVD and VOD on May 19th. The rare Wendy O. Williams / Plasmatics live footage in this DVD has, in the main, never been released before. 

During the early years Plasmatics creator Rod Swenson, who directed and shot all the Wendy O. / Plasmatics conceptual videos (AKA known for his footage of the Ramones, Dead Boys, Blondie and Motorhead among others) shot numerous Plasmatics shows, the footage from which was never edited or released. Except for some short excerpts most of it until the discovery of this footage was thought to be lost or degraded (shot on tape which has been shown as with audio tape to degrade over time).

Sunday, April 30, 2017

American Gods and Perfected Chaos

If you say the name Neil Gaiman to me, it instantly conjures images of androgynous, lanky humans who might lash out like an angry demi-god without hesitation or fear of internal moral fallout, leaving those standing near with jaws agape as there was previously no indication this being possessed so much power...or capacity for remorseless bloodshed. I'm not certain if this is an actual moment from a Neil Gaiman work, as, truth be told, I've not read a lot of this writings, but it is what pops into my head when you speak the mans name. Skinny human most likely ripping another human in half. My brains are a scary place. Oddly, this mental image turned out to be a perfect jumping off point for me when plunging into the world of STARZ American Gods.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Studio Ghibli Fest & Further Animated Awesomeness Coming to Local Theaters

Following the success of the “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” cinema events, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2017. The series features Studio Ghibli’s revered animated classics, a selection of GKIDS new release titles and an ongoing animated short film mini-festival.

Dynamite Announces Undisputed Street Fighter: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series

Dynamite Entertainment Undisputed Street Fighter Book: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series
Hot on the heels of its bestselling video game retrospective Art of Atari, Dynamite Entertainment announces the next volume in its Video Game Icons series, Undisputed Street Fighter™: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series, written by Steve Hendershot and edited by Tim Lapetino.

Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fallout Tabletop Game Coming Soon

Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Star Trek, Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, is thrilled to announce today that Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, the first tabletop miniatures game based on the Fallout universe, is currently in development and is set to release November 2017.

In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic games of 3 - 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings, from the Red Rocket to Sanctuary Hills, Nuka- Cola vending machines and wrecked vehicles. Settlements will include buildings, defenses and resources that impact the crew’s army list and abilities in the wasteland.

Friday, April 21, 2017

FREE FLASHBACKS! Episode 1: The Tick's Tumultuous Transformation

Bandai The Tick action figure concept art
GREETINGS, FRAGILE CITIZEN! I am...The Tick, ever vigilant protector of a city probably far from yours, to your obvious dismay. BUT FEAR NOT! It was once the dream of toy company "Bandai" to put a little me in every town to remind the average joe that justice comes in all shapes and sizes. Today, we will walk the halls of that nearly forgotten golden era and perhaps trigger your "gimme hands" of wanting by showing you what was, and what could have been! Let us dive into the warm, comforting waters of toy addiction. Keen!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Download Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection

Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection
Oh snap, put those 8-bit shades on, it’s time to dive into The Disney Afternoon Collection! This collection of six classic Capcom games is available digitally today across North America and Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. Featuring titles like Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers and DuckTales, these throwbacks from the 80s and 90s star beloved characters from popular Disney TV shows in fun-filled adventures now with crisp HD visuals. With a massive in-game “Museum” full of historic info and art, new modes like “Boss Rush” and “Time Attack,” and the new “Rewind” feature, this collection is the best way to experience these pieces of gaming history on modern consoles for both long-time fans and new players alike.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fright-Rags' MADBALLS Apparel Creeping Into Your Closet

As a kid in '80s, there was no shortage of toys aimed to gross out your friends and family. Chief among them were Madballs, the classic toy balls featuring disgusting fun characters. Gross out your loved ones once again with Fright-Rags' new Madballs shirts and socks.

The collection includes five designs by Scarecrowoven, Coki Greenway, Jeff Zornow, and Kyle Crawford. Each one is available on black shirts, with select designs also available on color shirts or baseball tees. Three pairs of custom-knit socks - featuring Hornhead, Slobulus, and Skullface, respectively - are up for grabs as well.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics New Warriors Lineup Revealed

Via MARVEL, we get a solid lineup of which new Warriors you can expect to see sometime in 2018 as Freeform rolls out Marvel's New Warriors TV show. News had been dropped that Squirrel Girl would be a part of the TV team, but little else was announced, leaked, or even alluded to, leading to hours and hours of FAN SPECULATION!! Would this be a mock reality series mirroring a very popular run of the comic series or a straight up teen super hero action/drama series? Welp...we still don't know the exact tone the show will take, but with these character announcements, we can for some ideas...

Wet Hot American Summer: The Roleplaying Game

Put on your cut-off shorts, wail on your acoustic guitar, and make sure you've got your 20-sided die, because The Devastator, America’s only all-humor press, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an officially licensed role playing game (RPG) based on the classic comedy film WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.

Approved by WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER co-writer and director David Wain, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FANTASY CAMP is an old school tabletop RPG that allows fans to play as a camper, counselor or staffer, such as Coop, Beth or Gene, and experience one insane day at Camp Firewood. Hump a fridge, end up at a secret pizza party, or save the camp from a renegade piece of Skylab, just like in the original film!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview
It's that time again! With the arrival of the "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract" animated feature film from Warner Bros. Home Video comes a preview for the next DC Comics straight to video animated release! This time around, old-heads like me get a massive dose of nostalgia with a return to the Batman the Animated Series style of art, complete with the legendary Bruce Timm providing the brains behind the concepts. The film's creators have said this film is more like the "red headed nephew" of Batman the Animated Series and probably shouldn't be so readily shown to kids like we do with the classic cartoon series. I'll remind readers, traditionally, these straight to DVD animated films have a more of an adult tone with violence and allusions toward sexual activity on occasion.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer is HERE!!

It's TIME!! Ready for those old, familiar chills to return? Say what you will about the folks crafting the new Star Wars films... they sure can cut a trailer!! As expected, this one is gorgeous, solemn, epic in scope, jaw dropping and, on top of all of that positivity, extremely painful, as we've got 8 looooong months to wait til this one reaches theaters. EIGHT MONTHS!!! Agony of the geeks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok... Where Everything Goes to Hell

Marvel Studios Thor Ragnarok Teaser Trailer
Thor seems to be a tricky subject for Marvel Studios. Being a long time fan of Marvel Comics, in my opinion, they've yet to capture the fun and sense of high adventure that comes with travelling to Asgard and we've absolutely not met even 10% of the creatures and colorful characters that reside there. Director Taika Waititi Looks like he's going to change all that. With glimpses of Hela decimating Asgard, Executioner letting loose with human artillery, The Valkyries taking on Hela, and every shot looking like amazing concept art and/or Jack Kirby's last wish, I have a feeling this is the first Thor movie i'm going to be going completely insane over. CHECK OUT THE TEASER TRAILER!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue
First Blood introduced the American public to John Rambo, a decorated Vietnam War veteran forced to use the skills he acquired in the war to defend himself from a brutish small town police force.
The films popularity spawned several sequels, solidifying Rambo as one of the biggest action heroes of the decade.
Now, PCS Collectibles is proud to announce our Rambo 1:3 Scale mixed media statue.
“While there have been plenty of licensed products based on Rambo over the years, none have matched the quality and presence which PCS strives for in our collectibles” says PCS President Jerry Macaluso “ For this statue we’ve gathered some of the industry’s most talented sculptors and costumers to bring to life one of Rambo’s most iconic scenes”

MondoCon 2017 Artist Lineup

Mondo is pleased to announce early-bird tickets are on sale for the fourth annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2017 will take place November 4th and 5th, 2017 inside the Austin American-Statesman building located at 305 S. Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.