Friday, August 23, 2019

NECA's Toony Terrors vs Scooby-Doo: Pennywise's Funfair

NECA Toony Terrors IT 1990 Pennywise Action Figure
We are under TWO WEEKS away from the second chapter of the modernized IT horror saga hitting screens across the US and Pennywise merch is about to be EVERYWHERE...if it's not already! NECA's Toony Terrors action figure line kicks off with not one but TWO versions of the clowny creep from down the pipe in their first series. Today, we take a long, unflinching look into the Deadlights of the classic Tim Curry Pennywise from the made for TV IT movie. With his seemingly innocent clown costume coupled with a fairly menacing look on his face, classic Pennywise is the perfect adversary for the Scooby gang...so Daphne is on deck!

NECA's Toony Terrors vs Scooby-Doo: Jason Voorhees Attacks

NECA Toony Terrors Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Action Figure
From the first moment NECA showed off their new Toony Terrors action figure line, I had only one thought in mind. The iconic killers from our favorite films were so expertly translated into cartoon characters, there was only one gang of monster fighters they could face off against.
THE SCOOBY-DOO GANG!! As luck would have it, Character Toys have just re-released their Scooby action figure line in incredibly affordable 2 packs starring the Scoobies paired with creepy bad guys I did not own yet, all for 6 dollars each. Not a deal I could pass up! With a NECA box of terrors delivered at lightning speed, all that was left was to set the stage, and the Big Kid Toy Store at the New Egypt Flea Market just happened to provide all the supernatural looking settings I needed. SO.. without further gum flapping, here's part one of our photo series in which Velma meets the man behind the mask, Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hasbro Nabs Ghostbusters Uber Licence!

Hasbro Ghostbusters Toys on the way
Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the promotion of the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SAGA: Compendium One Surprise Drops In Stores Tomorrow

Image Comics SAGA Compendium One


Image Comics is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Saga: Compendium One trade paperback by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, which was initially announced with a September release date, has arrived in stores early and will be available for sale tomorrow Wednesday, August 21.

Longtime fans of the series need not wait any longer to snap up the binge-worthy tome which clocks in at over 1,200 pages of epic, space operatic, award winning adventure.

Blue Underground's TWO EVIL EYES 3-Disc Limited Edition 4K Restoration

Blue Underground's TWO EVIL EYES 3 Disc Limited Edition 4K Restoration
The Masters of Modern Horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe in TWO EVIL EYES. In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?

Martin Balsam (PSYCHO), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC). In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present TWO EVIL EYES in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, packed with exclusive new and archival Extras!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Mattel Named Global Toy Partner for TOP GUN Franchise

Mattel on Top Gun Movie License
Mattel, Inc. today announced it has been named global toy partner for Paramount Pictures’ TOP GUN franchise, ahead of the highly-anticipated sequel, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, scheduled to debut in theaters in June 2020.

Mattel has the rights to toys across multiple categories, including die-cast vehicles and aircrafts, playsets, games and other toys. The new line will bring moments from both the classic film and the sequel to life, appealing to fans of all ages.

Guillermo del Toro to be Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Guillermo del Toro Getting a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store.

“Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor him for his historic film work!”  Martinez added.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Momentum Taking Blumhouse's "Bloodline" to Theaters this September

Blumhouse's Bloodline
Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Blumhouse’s latest horror / thriller BLOODLINE from director Henry Jacobson (“Election Day: Lens Across America”).  Jacobson co-wrote the screenplay with Avra Fox-Lerner (Nora) and Will Honley (The Hive), who also wrote the story. The film stars Seann William Scott (American Pie), Mariela Garriga (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3) and Kevin Carroll (“The Leftovers”).  BLOODLINE will be released in theaters and On Digital and On Demand on September 20, 2019.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 New Toy Announcements

Diamond Select SDCC 2019 News Roundup
San Diego Comic-Con is behind us, and what a week of reveals it was! Diamond Select Toys debuted dozens of new products, as well as a few new licenses, and now many of them are up for pre-order! From Avatar the Last Airbender and Black Hole to Rocketeer and Team Sonic Racing, it’s an alphabet of amazing offerings from DST! Read on, then order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: From Amazing to Spectacular: The Definitive Comic Art Collection

Insight Editions Spider-Man from Amazing to Spectacular The Definitive Art Collection
Explore over fifty years of Spider-Man with MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: FROM AMAZING TO SPECTACULAR: THE DEFINITIVE COMIC ART COLLECTION (Insight Editions; October 15), a deluxe art book featuring exclusive interviews and content from the creators who brought this amazing character to life.

Since he first appeared in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, Marvel’s number one web-slinger has been swinging into the hearts of super hero fans everywhere. Originally portrayed as the chronic underdog, Spider-Man has grown from amazing to spectacular to ultimate and beyond, dominating the comics sphere and consistently ranking among the most popular super heroes of all time.