Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fortnite Funko Pops Build Ramps to Your Cash

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A short while back, Epic Games and their new licensing partners released a pile of press releases announcing the coming of Fortnite collectibles, games and apparel. Fortnite Monopoly seems to have been the first piece to hit retail, followed quickly by Halloween costumes and props at Spirit Halloween stores and Spencers. Moose Toys, Jazwares, McFarlane Toys and Funko all announced their Fortnite collectible intentions, but now, Funko gives us our first look!

Funko's insanely popular Pop Vinyl Figure line adds a whole squad of Fortnite skins with a wallet punching 13 figures shown straight out of the gate. We've got no idea if these will be released all at once or if this is the sum of more than one wave, but we are sure to find out soon. Past experience tells us that when Funko shows off new toy pics, a retail release isn't far behind.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dragon Ball Super Movie Releases Jan.16

Dragonball Super Movie Broly
The wait is over, and the battle date set. Super Saiyans Goku and Vegeta will gather to face their most powerful foe ever on January 16 – the official theatrical opening date for “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” announced today by Funimation® Films.  The 20th film from the franchise and first from the “Dragon Ball Super” series, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is based on the original story, screenplay and character designs of creator Akira Toriyama and features an updated art style reminiscent of the classic bestselling Dragon Ball manga series. To celebrate the new film, Funimation will host a star-studded red carpet world premiere of the English dub on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Expected guests will include the stars of the English cast, celebrity guests and studio executives.

IDW's Rocketeer Reborn

IDW's Rocketeer Reborn

The Rocketeer, the pulp-inspired hero immortalized by the late, great Dave Stevens, blasts off once more in December with the first issue of a brand-new five issue IDW series: Rocketeer Reborn!

Writers Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet (collaborators on Star Wars Adventures and The Infinite Loop) and artist Javier Pulido (Human Target, Hawkeye) reintroduce an all-new jetpack wearing hero into the 21st century.

In Rocketeer Reborn, eighty years have passed since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jetpack and soared through the skies as a high-flying hero. Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten to most people, a legend of a bygone era. When Cliff’s jetpack is found in a most unexpected way, it’s a race for those with good and evil intent to grab hold, strap on, and take off for adventure!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Funko's IT Mystery Minis Figures

Funko IT Mystery Minis Figures 2
Horror fans have enjoyed a great many collectibles celebrating their favorite fiends, creatures and human monsters, but Stephen King fans are woefully underserved. Outside of The Shining and Carrie, even the ever-expanding pop culture universes of Funko do not include a frothy mouthed dog, a homicidal car or a charasmatic antichrist. With the arrival of the mega popular IT remake, Funko explored a new opportunity to dip into King's worlds and now, we get some little claymation looking monster fighters!

Child's Play Remake Goes Into Production

MGM Child's Play Remake Teaser PosterMetro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) will produce a contemporary version of the iconic horror classic Child’s Play for Orion Pictures; it was announced today by Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group and John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. Starring Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks and Recreation) as Karen, Emmy and Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk) as Mike and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, American Gothic) as Andy, principal photography commenced in Vancouver. Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) will direct from Tyler Burton Smith’s (Kung Fury, Quantum Break video game) screenplay based on the original motion picture.

Child’s Play follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fright Fest 2018 at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will debut its biggest and scariest Fright Fest® in park history this fall. The Northeast’s Largest Halloween party runs weekends and select days September 15 through October 31 featuring more than 25 Halloween-themed shows and attractions, including the terrifying Hell Fest maze based on the new horror movie, Hell Fest, in theaters this fall. The scare factor continues to ramp up with newly-themed haunted houses, a heart-pounding new show, and the 20th season of the park’s iconic, live, stage spectacular – Dead Man’s Party.

Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon in Select Theaters Oct. 13

Fathom Events Yuri on Ice in Theaters October 13th


This fall, anime fans are set to discover that nothing is better than big screen binge-watching the most critically-acclaimed sports anime ever released. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events will bring episodes one through twelve of the ground-breaking animated show “Yuri!!! on ICE” to select U.S. cinemas in a one day marathon with “Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon.” In addition to viewing the 12 episodes with friends and fellow fans, attendees will view a video message from the series’ producer along with a “hello” from Makkachin, Victor Nikiforov's pet poodle.

Tickets for “Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon” are available at www.FathomEvents.com and participating box offices.

Team Rogue Want To Be Your Fortnite Mentors

Junior Rogue Montorship Program for Gamers
Rogue, Las Vegas’ professional esports organization, in partnership with Find Your Grind (FYG) and backed by ReKTGlobal, today announces the creation of the Find Your Grind Junior Rogue Program. Junior Rogue is a semesterly program that will provide young Fortnite players with mentorship from Rogue Fortnite players and opportunities to succeed in the gaming space. Participants will learn about the gaming industry from real professionals through a structured accelerator program and will be mentored by some of the top personalities in Fortnite, including Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo. The program begins October 8.

The Captain Marvel Movie Trailer is LIVE

Marvel Studios Captain Marvel Movie Trailer
HERE...WE...GO!! For all those that have been screaming for equal accommodation for the mighty women of Marvel Comics on the big screen, we are about to learn the most powerful hero to stand against evil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a woman.

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Monday, September 17, 2018

NYCC 2018: Diamond Select Toys Returns

Diamond Select Toys at New York Comic Con 2018
New York Comic-Con is approaching, and Diamond Select Toys is prepping a massive presence at the show, with cases of advance prototypes, shelves of products for sale, a panel, two signings and an exclusive! Read on for details, and come see us at booth 1644!

Starting Thursday, Oct. 4, DST will offer an exclusive Minimate of the Battle Beast Desmodius, a fearsome black bat armed with a sword and glaive. Measuring approximately 2 inches tall, and featuring 14 points of articulation, it is fully interchangeable with all Minimates mini-figures. It will come packaged in a clear polybag with hangtag, and sell for $6.