Saturday, August 18, 2018

WETA Expands Mini Epics Vinyl Figure Line with Battle Angel Alita, Planet of the Apes and District 9

WETA Mini Epics Vinyl Figures Battle Angel Alita
With an explosion of excited fans and a generous serving of subversive humour, Weta Workshop unveiled its first foray into the world of pop culture vinyls at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. The response to our merry band of Middle-earthlings – Frodo Baggins, Gollum, Gimli, Moria Orc and Uruk-hai Berserker – was immediate: WE WANT MORE MINI EPICS!

Which got us here at the Workshop thinking. What other EPIC worlds could we deliver to film fans and collectors of cool stuff across the globe?

Let’s start with the basics, we said.  We’re tackling the A-team: Apes, Aliens, and Angels! We’ve grown the MINI EPICS family to include not only more figures from The Lord of the Rings, but your favourite characters from Planet of the Apes, District 9, and Alita: Battle Angel – each figure as highly stylised as the next.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Help Teachers to Help Our Kids with TEACHER'S AIDE

Teacher's Aide Logo
For 2 to 7 hours a day, we put our children in the hands of trained professionals who would teach them all manor of subjects. From world history, which shows them how far we have come... and how far we have left to go, to math and science, with which they can unravel the very mysteries of the universe. We rely on special individuals...teachers...for safety, guidance and a strength of character we hope will be reflected back in our children's eyes. Sadly, shouldering all of these responsibilities does not pay the king's wage you might expect. Those left to mold the minds that will carve out the future of this nation often can not meet their own basic needs, and certainly can not afford to endow entire classes with supplies for special projects...or any projects at all. Creativity falls by the wayside. Imagination, stifled. This stands for both student and educational professional. Something must be done.

Star Wars Resistance Animated Series Premieres this October

Star Wars Resistance Animated Series on the Disney Channel
"Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.

The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, "Star Wars Resistance" will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.

Prepare Your Children for the Fartist Club!

In a world where "poo" is trending in the toy industry, it was only a matter of time til someone explored the "other" elements that escape from the mysterious realm known as "the butt". Toys that make fart noises are not a new occurrence on the retail shelves, so I'd imagine the thought from creators is "when kids stop laughing at the sound, we'll stop making them!" Today, we visit with Eolo, a company that's completely new to me, and check out their line of gross-out, Garbage Pail Kids-esque toys that are apparently so good at what they do, they are called Fartists!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Masaaki Yuasa's "The Night is Short, Walk On Girl"

Masaaki Yuasa's The Night is Short, Walk On Girl
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time‘s “Food Chain”) comes The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.

Funko Gives Us a New Look at The Predator Fugitive, Assassin, Hounds and.. Rory?

Funko Pop Vinyl Figures The Predator Rory Wearing Predator Mask Funko Shop Exclusive
We are back into the Funko news with more on the Horror front, this time with more of a Scifi flavor as we take on the hunt for The Predator! Or is it hunting alongside The Predator? Since one is the Fugitive and one, The Assassin, can we assume this is a battle between aliens and we'd best not get into the middle of things?? From the looks of the trailer, the Fugitive crashes to earth and the Assassin comes to get him. Whoever wins...WE LOSE!! sorry..sorry...I didn't mean to remind you of that movie...

Funko 5 Star Horror Figures Kiddify Freddy, Jason & More

Funko 5 Star Horror Figures Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger
Funko, devourer of pop culture licences the world over, is no stranger to the darker side of our fandoms. They've fought demons with Hellboy, swatted at tentacles with any number of Anime heroes and walked the darkened streets with our favorite horror icons. Now, their new 5 Star figure line dives back into cinematic horror's greatest moments, celebrating the fiends we love to see go to work!

Ya know...it's funny, but NECA just started selling toys at Target and one location in particular pulled all their horror figures after a mom complained her son wanted a Chucky figure. Has this ever happened with any of the Funko Pop horror figures, I wonder? Probably not! Stand your ground, Target! But I digress...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Matrix Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD 10/30

The Matrix Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD October 30th
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that The Matrix Trilogy, featuring 1999’s acclaimed sci-fi action classic The Matrix along with the sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both 2003) will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on October 30th, 2018. Written and directed by the Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, Sense8) and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, The Matrix Trilogy is widely considered to be one of the most influential film franchises in recent history. The Matrix was released on 4K UHD in May 2018.

Written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver, The Matrix won four Academy AwardsĂ’* and revolutionized the sci-fi action film genre.  The 2003 sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were also written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Silver.  The films were distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Silver Pictures.

Moose Toys Jumps on the Fortnite Toy Train

Moose Toys on Fortnite Battle Royale Collection 3 inch figures and playsets
Moose Toys announces a new partnership with Epic Games to create a wide range of Fortnite mini collectibles, in a deal brokered by IMG.

Moose Toys will be the global partner for Fortnite branded figures 3 inches and under, starting with a new line to be unveiled this fall. The Fortnite Battle Royale Collection will give fans the opportunity to collect a huge roster of characters and miniature scale fort building sets.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Imaginext Wages Tiny Undersea Wars with Aquaman

Mattel Fisher Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Aquaman Playset

We are still 4 months out from the premiere of Warner Bros next big screen DC Comics mega throwdown, Aquaman! But as we creep closer, you know there is one thing you can count on seeing. TOYS!! Mattel are still the keepers of DC's Multiverse in plastic form, and as witnessed at San Diego Comic-Con, they've got BIG plans for their Aquaman action figure lines, but today, we get to show you some bits from Imaginext, which reflect the more kid-friendly side of the undersea war to come.