Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Spin Master Celebrates DC License in UK

Toy Fair 2020 UK Spin Master DC Action Figures
It will forever be known as the GREAT LICENSE SHAKE UP OF 2019!! Well..not really...but Mattel ending their partnership with DC Comics is a big deal to anyone who collects action figures. We take nothing away from the amazing range of toys Mattel accomplished in their time, but it's always exciting to await something new from a different company...and a company like Spin Master was bound to do things very differently! While McFarlane seems to be dishing out gems for the adult action figure collectors, Spin Master is all on on kid-friendly toys exploring a Batman Heavy universe at the moment. Toys have already hit stores in the states (officially as of the 20th I think? Though they were on shelves before that in most places) but there may be a fewwww tricks left to reveal...

Toy Fair 2020: UK Toy Fair’s Hero Toys List Announced

The British Toy and Hobby Association today announced the Toy Fair’s Hero Toys for 2020, with Character Options, LEGO, and Spin Master amongst the winners. The Toy Fair’s Hero Toys list consists of 25 products launched at Toy Fair, which opened today at Olympia, London. They have been judged by an independent panel of retailers, and the BTHA itself, to be the most exciting and creative toys unveiled at the event.

All are due to be released over the next 12 months and between them they cover a wide variety of price points, age ranges and play patterns. From gooey superheroes to a flossing sloth, the list covers everything from major licenses to eco-friendly plush toys.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Super 7's Action Packed ReAction Lineup

Happy New Year!! Amid all your 2019 regrets and promises of a new you in 2020, you might want to get your bank account ready for the pre-order assault about to happen because it's TOY FAIR TIME!!! We kicked things off with a little sleuthing that leads us to believe Mighty Max may make his teenie tiny return in 2020 with Mattel, and now, Super 7 takes center stage to show off a giant pile of ReAction figures including pop culture properties that have been sorely underserved like Mars Attacks and Army of Darkness, and even sports heroes from the NBA and MLB! Let's get into it...

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Toy Fair 2020: Mattel Circling a Mighty Max Return?

Mighty Max Toys
HERE WE GO!! We are mere days away from the new year, and as the sun rises on a new decade, so will we begin to see new toys news trickling out from points all around the globe. First up, we visit with Mattel. The tail end of 2019 saw the last DC Multiverse figures hit retail pegs, leaving Spin Master and McFarlane toys ready to show off their new kid focused and adult collector lines, respectively, in the very start of 2020. While Mattel are still chugging along with powerhouse names in the "boys toys" categories like Jurassic World, WWE and MEGA Construx, there's still a little room at retail for more. Maybe just a little space for some little bitty figures?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Addams Family Available on Digital 12/24 & Blu-ray and DVD 1/21

The Addams Family Available on Digital 12/24 & Blu-ray and DVD 1/21
Everyone’s favorite creepy and kooky family is back in the “frighteningly funny and fresh” (Rosie Knight, IGN) animated feature film, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, arriving on Digital December 24, 2019 and on Blu-ray™️, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The very first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family,
THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Blu-ray™️, DVD and Digital showcase the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family with a variety of exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters including deleted and extended scenes, an interactive charades game with Thing, behind-the-scenes footage, music lyric videos and more! Filled with wildly funny moments and a fresh take on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, THE ADDAMS FAMILY celebrates the uniqueness of every family and delivers spooky fun all year long.

Celebrating Stan Lee Airing December 20th on ABC

Celebrating Stan Lee Airing December 20th on ABC
Stars of the Marvel Universe assemble to celebrate the life and luminous legacy of Stan Lee in an ABC News production, “Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee,” airing Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Filmed in part in front of a live audience at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, “Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee” takes viewers on an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe, sharing never-before-seen interviews and archive footage with Lee himself from deep within the Marvel and ABC News archives.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mythos Lovecraftian Mini Figures Dropping This Friday

HH Toys & Novelty Co Mythos Lovecraftian Mini Figures Series 2 001
ONCE AGAIN THE STARS ARE RIGHT! This Black Friday at 12PM EST, HH Toys and Novelty Co is proud to present Mythos Lovecraftian Minifigures Series 2; Eldritch Horror. The new set includes six new sculpts inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, designed by Sam Heimer and sculpted by Igor Didenko.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Holiday Rampage: The Godzilla 65th Birthday Celebration Capsule Collection

Kidrobot Godzilla 65th Birthday Celebration Capsule Collection
We can deny it ...no longer. We're now about waist high in PEEK Holiday buying times with sales being thrust in our faces at a rate of 1 per hour. Your very good friends at Idle Hands will do our best to show you the geekiest of all these offerings and maybe show you some gear, books, mystery whatchamacallits and collectibles you didn't even know existed. To be sure, we will get distracted by shiny things and the jingling of keys while we attempt this mammoth undertaking, but that's why you love us. SO..off we go, kicking things off with Kidrobot, the artsy, brightly colored cousin of plastics powerhouse NECA Toys, who bring us news that Kaiju are still "IN" this season...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Demon Prince PSYCHOSEXUAL Covers Type O Negative's "Love You To Death"

Demon Prince PSYCHOSEXUAL Covers Type O Negative's "Love You To Death"
Crank up the volume and turn up the heat, because devil-masked German music star Psychosexual is ready to set fans’ souls afire with the U.S. debut of two addictive new songs and accompanying videos featuring hardcore superstars Joanna Angel and Luna Star.

Sporting his trademark demon visage of crimson prosthetic makeup and protruding black horns, Psychosexual riffs on his underworld image in “The Devil’s Music (Rock ‘n Roll)”; the tongue-in-cheek video opens on a high school dance as the singer takes to the gym floor and invites revelers to “throw up your horns and rock with me”.

The magnetic Miss Star plays a seductive temptress in red latex for video’s big-budget psycho circus, which also features the jaw-dropping acrobatic stylings of Las Vegas troupe Jabbawockeez and roller skating stunt duo Emily and Billy England from Absinthe.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gorillaz and Superplastic Partner for Limited Edition Vinyl 2D Figure

Gorillaz and Superplastic Limited Edition Vinyl 2D Figure
Premier designer toy and synthetic celebrity brand Superplastic has joined forces with the World's Most Successful Virtual Act* - British band Gorillaz - to create a new ultra-limited collector's edition toy - available today on superplastic.co and gorillaz.com/store.

The collaboration sees Gorillaz lead singer 2D immortalized in vinyl and is the first Gorillaz toy of it's kind in over ten years since Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett first worked with Superplastic founder Budnitz on the iconic vinyl Gorillaz toys back in 2005. The oversized 12-inch collector's edition toy features glowing LED eyes; a mic stand and Hewlett's iconic art realized with Budnitz's famous eye for quality.