Saturday, October 31, 2020

Printed In Blood Readies John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook

Printed in Blood John Carpenter's Halloween Artbook
The company that brought you beautifully curated art collections celebrating The Thing, Stranger Things, and Ghostbusters, will bring together new visions of classic horror in John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook. Printed In Blood, in partnership with Compass International Pictures, are bringing fans this artistic interpretation of the classic film by illustrators in nearly every part of the entertainment industry. 

John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook features 240 pages of fully original illustrated interpretations by artists from the worlds of illustration, animation, comics, and more. Previous books published in partnership with Printed In Blood have featured artists such as David Mack (Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Wolverine), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman). Printed In Blood put out the call to a dynamic army of artists and have received hundreds of pieces for the book (The Full lineup of artists for John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook will be announced at a later date). This incredible collection of art will be presented in 9x12 bound hardcover perfect for the trophy shelves or coffin table of every horror aficionado.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Toho Celebrates Godzilla Day!

Toho Godzilla Day 2020 Fallguys Skin
Leading up to the iconic kaiju’s 66th birthday on November 3, Toho International, Inc. reveals a slew of Godzilla brand and licensing announcements to help fans celebrate Godzilla Day in ways like never before.  The company announces a batch of all-new episodes to drop weekly for its popular “Godzilla Tales” series, which has garnered more than 325K views to-date. Toho also unveils new Godzilla-themed licensing collaborations in gaming, apparel, collectibles and more categories.

Dark Horse Announces HELLBOY Universe Essentials

Dark Horse HELLBOY Universe Essentials Cover
The stories of the Hellboy Universe are some of the most celebrated and beloved in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for more than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will publish four volumes of essential Hellboy Universe stories, all selected by Mike Mignola, each featuring all new covers by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. 

“In some cases—B.P.R.D. and Witchfinder—it was pretty easy to select the one “essential” book,” said Mignola. “Hellboy was more complicated, as there is so much ground to cover. In the end we chose to go with a collection of short stories rather than a single graphic novel, to give more of an overview of the character. We chose certain stories that say important things about his background, but also some that just show what he does and how he does it. A couple of stories are in there just because they are my favorites.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hocus Pocus' Sanderson Sisters Reunite for One Night Only!

New York Restoration Project Hocus Pocus Event
Need Halloween plans? Bette Midler, founder of the New York Restoration Project is reuniting with her Sanderson sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy on Friday, October 30 for “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover” to benefit the NYRP's environmental justice work!

The Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover is hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and featuring: Original cast members Thora Birch, Omri Katz and Doug Jones (In full Billy Butcherson costume..GO DOUG!!), along with Glenn Close, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Samantha Diaz, Todrick Hall, Anjelah Johnson, Alex Moffat, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Sophie von Haselberg and surprise guests.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Legendary Comics Dracula Gets a Motion Trailer

Legendary Comics Dracula

Bram Stoker. Bela Lugosi. Two names forever bound by Dracula. And for the first time ever, Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece is being united with the definitive screen Dracula, Bela Lugosi, in Legendary Comics' all new graphic novel (on sale November 3rd)!

In the late 19th Century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There, he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a group of brave men, Professor Van Helsing arrives on the scene to take on the Vampire Prince in the ultimate battle between the forces of light and dark!

NECA's Halloween 2 Michael Myers Welcomes Fall

NECA Halloween 2 Michael Myers Cloth Action Figure

It's just a few days til HALLOWEEEEEN and all my spooky friends are losing their minds. The air is crisper, the leaves are finally starting to change color and all our favorite creeps are sharpening to ready them for the big night! There's nothing worse than a dull blade hitting bone. What you want is a smooth slice taking a limb clean off. It's a thing of beauty! One such artist is Michael Myers. We caught up with our Haddonfield neighbor to see how a master prepares for a night of mayhem...

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hammer Horror Licensed for Toys, Clothing, Statues & More

Hammer Horror
Radar Licensing is proud to announce initial license partners for its Hammer House of Horror merchandise program featuring Hammer Films’ Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, The Mummy, and other memorable monsters. 

Hammer came to prominence as the world’s most popular horror brand in the late 1950s. The company’s unrivaled legacy is the bridge that connects Universal’s classic monsters to the contemporary horror classics that began in the 1970s. In the 21st century Hammer has continued to expand its extraordinary canon with new movies that have been both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. 

Disney Store Launches New Star Wars Select 7 Inch Action Figure Line

Diamond Select Disney Store Exclusive Star Wars Action Figures

For years, fans of Star Wars have asked for a line of 7-inch-scale Star Wars action figures, both for the added detail and the compatibility with other toy lines. The Disney Store has heard the demand, and has launched a new line of Star Wars Select action figures, made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney Store! The line kicks off on October 23 with two releases, Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Each figure stands approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and each comes with multiple interchangeable parts and effects.

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates
Listen Linda...I'm well aware we are still a week away from Halloween, but by all signs of this hyper accelerated shopping season made possible due to obvious Covid concerns, THE HOLIDAY BUYING SEASON HAS BEGUN!! Though Idle Hands is still urging our friends to limit their time out among the humans, there are still bound to be loads of sales hitting all points online and ample opportunity to snap up those hard to find collectibles from the comfort of your couch, so keep an eye out as we roll through everything awesome at your fingertips, starting with the top picks featured at Toy Insider's Holiday of Play event! Let's kick things off with Playmates toys and their Billie Eilish line...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Idle Flashbacks: Green Lantern Interviews at SDCC 2010

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Green Lantern Press Junket with Ryan Reynolds and Black Lively
Today, in honor of Ryan Reynolds' birthday, we travel back to 2010 to another steamy San Diego Comic-Con and the hotel press junket for the highly anticipated GREEN LANTERN MOVIE!!! I was very happy to be allowed a spot in a room packed to the gills, for my lil press outlet. Highlight of this one is when a fellow geek reporter started his question off with "Mr. Reynolds, I do fear your power, Green Lantern's light", which was met with he smiles and laughter you'd expect from a crew that actually appreciates the fanbase of a comic their movie is based on. Sometimes, you just have to say the thing. I once asked Zack Snyder if anyone had sex in the Watchmen Owl Ship while on the floor at SDCC. I mean, if I had money to burn to pay off the security guards, I could find someone in a heartbeat to do the deed just for bragging rights alone. HOW COULD YOU NOT GO FOR IT?! Granted, I was three drinks in, but I totally knew what I was doing.