Friday, January 18, 2019

LEGO Movie 2: This Song's Gonna Get Stuck Inside Yo Head

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

Kidrobot's Aggretsuko Medium Art Figures

Kidrobot Aggretsuko Medium Vinyl FiguresCalling all Aggretsuko fans! Everyone’s favorite introverted red panda who’s just trying to get through the work day is available from Kidrobot now in two medium art figures. Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work. Aggretsuko has quickly skyrocketing in popularity thanks to her ability to tap into real-world problems with a uniquely millennial point of view captured perfectly in an aggressive yet relatable character. The full Kidrobot x Aggretsuko collection will be dropping throughout the year, just in time for Season 2 of the Aggretsuko series on Netflix.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Game Changer: Mattel Introduces Destructible Vehicles to their WWE Line

Mattel WWE Wrekkin Slam Vehicle Playset
For toy photographers, it's a matter of "we'll take it where ever we can get it." Anyone who has been involved with toy photography for a year or more knows that the right accessories can take a shot from mundane to magic in seconds. I'll also point out that anyone out there hunting for accessories for their figures and dioramas has most likely found that the WWE line is a treasure trove of oddball items and must have gems. From busted toilets and the BEST dumpster you'll ever find, to things you'd expect like ladders, tables and chairs..and the completely unexpected like brooms and mops, weights and a mattress that looks like it came straight from a crack den..I've found some amazing accessories for many photo shoots and a great deal of them came from the land of World Wrestling Entertainment. Now Mattel has incorporated some pretty simple "destruction" gimmicks into a full size sports car toy and anyone looking for a little extra WOW in their Spider-Man vs Anyone city street battle is going to lose their minds!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Join the Digital Angel vs Demon War in OBEY ME

Obey Me, the cooperative holypunk brawler from Blowfish Studios and Error 404 Game Studios, fights through hordes of demons onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Q3 2019.

Unbeknownst to humans, angels and demons wage an invisible war, and mankind’s very souls hang in the balance. A former human-turned-lesser-demon named Vanessa Held works for one of these demons: Ammon, the Archduke of Avarice. She’ll fight alongside her Hellhound companion, Monty, against violent denizens from above and below on an unholy quest where she’ll unravel a conspiracy surrounding her.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Udon to Release FLCL Archives this March

Udon FLCL Archives in English
Ride on, shooting stars! UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of The FLCL Archives, translated in English for the first time. Produced by legendary studios GAINAX and Production I.G., FLCL took anime to places it had never been with its spectacular off-the-wall animation, outrageous storyline, and endearing characters.

FLCL is a mesmerizing, 6-episode series told at a breakneck pace, featuring everything from giant, destructive robots, to a crazy, pink-haired, bass guitar wielding alien woman. Raising the bar to tell complex, fantastic stories in a short episodic run, FLCL’s continued impact on modern anime can still be seen today.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Premieres Jan. 16th on YouTube

Did you catch the Marvel Rising animated movie last year? Loads of Marvel fanatics sure did..and the unanimous outcry from those fans and the ones who gushed over "Into the Spider-Verse" was heard loud and clear. WE NEED MORE MERCH!! Seriously. You make hoodies of Tippy-Toe; Squirrel Girl's companion, for little girls, but not in adult sizes? And they make Spider-Gwen (or Ghost-Spider as they seem to be calling her now) hoodies for grown women and not kids?? FIX THIS!! Anyway..I digress...

The wait for new Marvel Rising content is almost over! Marvel announced today that the brand-new 22-minute animated special Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00PM PT on the Marvel HQ YouTube channel. Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts will also be available on DisneyNOW as of Friday, February 1st.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks Announces GRUMBLE VS THE GOON

Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks Announces GRUMBLE VS THE GOON for Free Comic Book Day
Award-winning cartoonist Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Goon with its first ever Free Comic Book Day title in 2019. GRUMBLE VS THE GOON is a side-splitting, full color one shot co-written by Powell and Rafer Roberts and illustrated by Powell and BATTLE BUG creator Mike Norton. Here, for the first time ever, The Goon and his pal Franky will meet Tala and Eddie, from the pages of GRUMBLE, in an interdimensional adventure, chock full of death, mayhem... and dog catching.

“We really wanted to do something special for Free Comic Day.” said THE GOON creator Eric Powell. “ A gift to comic readers that would celebrate 20 years of the Goon and show off what Albatross Funnybooks is all about. Creative freedom and fun comics. I’m thrilled to collaborate with Mike and Rafer on this project and have Grumble alongside the Goon representing the company.”

Spin Master Locks Licensing with DC Comics

DC Comics
Mattel has been at the wheel of the DC Comics action figure machine for as long as I can remember, turning our favorite heroes and villains into toys for babies, tweens and old, crotchety men complaining about an ab-crunch or lack thereof, alike. Now we are faced with the exciting prospect of another massive toy manufacturing giant taking on the DC toy license and I, personally, can't wait to see how they make their mark on modern action figure engineering.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

CEMETERY BEACH Variant Covers Honor Mignola, Miller, McFarlane & More

Image Comics CEMETERY BEACH Variant Covers Bruce Timm
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the complete set of covers in the line of “Impact variants” for Warren Ellis and Jason Howard’s Cemetery Beach. Each cover features artwork by Howard, but drawn in the style of an artist who made an impact on his work and influenced his creative career. The collectible Cemetery Beach variants pay tribute to the iconic Todd McFarlane (Spider-Man), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), Stephen Platt (Prophet), Frank Miller (Sin City), and Dave Johnson (Super Patriot).

Cemetery Beach reunites the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Trees comic series, which has a forthcoming television adaption signed up via NBCUniversal International Studios’ first-look deal to be produced by Hardy Son & Baker.

Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll & Geek & Sundry Team Up for RELICS AND RARITIES

Alpha's Relics and Rarities
Prepare to delve into a fantastic world full of mystery, monsters and murder most foul with RELICS AND RARITIES, an original weekly, episodic series premiering in February 2019 from Geek & Sundry and created in collaboration with Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, True Blood).