Thursday, July 19, 2018

SDCC 2018: DC Collectibles Statues and Action Figures Reveal Aquaman, Bombshells and Batmen

SDCC 2018 DC Collectibles Artist Alley Designer Vinyls Joe Ledbetter Batman
DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will make a huge splash at Comic-Con International: San Diego with exciting new statue and action figure reveals, headlined by a stunning statue series based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated Aquaman film, hitting theaters December 21, 2018. DC Collectibles will also expand its bestselling Batman: The Animated Series action figure line and add new artists to the company’s cutting-edge DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collection. New character additions are also planned for several of DC Collectibles’ most popular action figure and statue lines, including DC Bombshells, Batman: Black and White, DC Essentials and more.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SDCC 2018: Sideshow Collectibles Preview with Marvel, DC, Star Wars & More

SDCC 2018 Sideshow DC Comics Joker Premium Format Figure 002
If my memory serves, folks should juuuuuust be starting to que up to pick up their press badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2018, not far from the THOUSANDS of hardcore fans lining up to storm the show floor when that opening bell rings. Will they be seeking out the insanely hard to score exclusives with the hope a quick reflip will recoup their cash from this, their annual trip to the holy land? Will they be rushing to booths giving out wristbands for free celeb signings? For press, it's a chess game, as knowing what to shoot first and how to get it online the fastest is a battle I do not miss! Sideshow Collectibles have long been voiding the need for press to rush their booth by allowing select photographers, and most recently, their own in house people, to shoot early and blow the lot on their website, eliciting a cacophony of squees from their mega geeky, deep pocketed fan base. This year was no different...

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Launches on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Outright Games today announced that much-anticipated open world adventure game, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion, is available starting today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC for $39.99.  Based on Cartoon Network's award-winning TV series, Adventure Time, the game is rated E10 for Everyone and is  available at retail locations and first-party digital stores in the US starting today, July 17th and will launch globally July 20th.

The latest side-splitting adventure will have gamers setting sail as they play as Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline to explore fan-favorite kingdoms and meet the beloved characters from Cartoon Network's popular TV animation series, Adventure Time.

SDCC 2018: Fox Home Entertainment Brings Deadpool, Super Troopers and More

Fox Super Troopers 2 and Deadpool 2 SDCC 2018
The Broken Lizard Comedy Team brings SUPER TROOPERS 2 to San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital release, available MEOW! Join the cast of SUPER TROOPERS 2 on Saturday July 21 at 1:30pm at Horton Grand Theatre (444 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) for a hysterical panel experience you won’t want to miss! Moderated by Collider Editor-in-Chief, Steve Weintraub, the Broken Lizard comedy team of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske will be answering questions and sharing their hilarious behind the scenes stories that are sure to leave you laughing your hats off!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SDCC 2018: Dark Horse Direct Premieres 1:12 Scale Hellboy Action Figure

Dark Horse Direct 1 12 scale Hellboy Action Figure
Dark Horse Direct, alongside creator Mike Mignola and 1000toys, are proud to present the fully articulated, 1/12th scale Hellboy action figure of your dreams. Made from PVC and standing at 7.5” tall, this stellar Hellboy figure comes with interchangeable Beast of the Apocalypse head, closed fist hand, open hands for holding other accessories, separate gun, Excalibur sword, and removable cloth jacket.

Produced by 1000toys, this version is exclusive to Dark Horse Direct and is by far the most deluxe version offered on the market today. Feel fully qualified to embark on your own paranormal investigations with this full-fledged member of the B.P.R.D. at your side!

SDCC 2018: Mattel Squeaks Out Harry Potter Doll Line

Mattel Harry Potter Doll Line
With little warning and even less fanfare, doll masters Mattel have released a Harry Potter doll line that is prooooobably everything you dreamed of about 10 years ago!! Quality appears to be top notch and, as this is NOT a Barbie line, the characters don't look like Ken and Skipper in cosplay. Yay!

Fans and collectors alike will love recreating their favourite scenes and imagining new ones with the Harry Potter doll and his wizarding friends! Dolls look just like their characters in Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets and are dressed in their signature Hogwarts uniforms. Harry Potter doll and his fellow wizards have eleven "joints" -- in the neck, shoulders, hips, knees, elbows and wrists -- making them ready for action! Each doll comes with a personalized wand -- perfect for casting spells (Expelliarmus!) and multiple play patterns...

SDCC 2018: Netflix Teases Stranger Things Season 3 with a Trip to the Mall

Netflix Stranger Things Season 3 Starcourt Mall Teaser
The MALL!! ..a phenomenon and an enigma to kids in Brooklyn when the first glorious cathedrals to consumerism first popped up. We didn't get "it" at first, but we sought out the only mall-like location in our city and after a time, it all made sense. Of course, after moving to New Jersey where there was absolutely nothing else to do, it made even more sense! No matter where you were raised, we probably all have odd mall stories, some including Frank Gorshin (Classic TV Batman's Riddler) chain smoking at a signing in the comic shop, or your friends hustling non-locals at the arcade on Street Fighter, pronouncing at the start of the second match "I'm now going to beat you by just throwing you over and over." The mall is forever burned my memory and, apparently, it made an impression on the Stranger Things crew as well..

SDCC 2018: Rugrats Return!!

Nickelodeon Rugrats Cartoon Series Returns
Viacom  flagship properties Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced today a relaunch of the iconic kids’ TV series Rugrats, with a 26-episode greenlight from Nickelodeon, and a live-action film featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players. Both the TV series and the movie will include new adventures with beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting--and Reptar sightings--will be announced in the coming months.

Funko's Netflix GLOW Action Figures

Funko Netflix GLOW action figures

You weak, puny Americans...always with your wish lists...heaven forbid you have TV show you love and not have little plastic chachkis to boop around your decadent living quarters, filling that large hole in your life left from when your mother did not hug you enough. BAH!! (too much? ok...ok stop crying...I went too far.)

Funko is, once again, fulfiller of  dreams, creator of fantasy made real, DEVOURER OF LICENSES!!! Pay a visit to the ‘80s when spandex and hairspray reigned supreme with these GLOW action figures! Debbie “Liberty Belle” Egan and Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder are ready to reenact your favorite moments from the hit Netflix original series!

SDCC 2018: McFarlane on Cuphead Construction Sets!

It’s a good day for a swell addition to the McFarlane Toys Construction Set portfolio. Beginning in Fall 2019, McFarlane Toys plans to bring the award-winning video game Cuphead™ to life with Cuphead Construction Sets!

Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles and inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. Traversing vibrant worlds brought to life by traditional hand-drawn cel animation, players guide Cuphead or his pal Mugman on their perilous journey to pay back their debt to the devil. Along the way, they’ll acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and discover hidden secrets.