Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Coop's "Handmade By Robots" Toy Line Stitches Up Ghostbusters

The Coop Handmade by Robots Ghostbusters Stay Puft Vinyl Figure
I'm a big fan of art toys and, in general, when any toy company puts a new spin on a license we've seen done to death and makes a seriously fun design choice. Case in point...GHOSTBUSTERS!!! I pity the collector who says "I'm just gonna buy all the Slimers and Stay Puft merch that's out there". There's TONS of that stuff out there, so as a toy maker, what do you do to keep your own GB merch fresh? The Coop came up with a nifty solution...

NECA's Toony Terrors vs Scooby-Doo: A Nightmare in Scooby-ville

NECA Toony Terrors A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger Action Figure
Finally!! Sorry..we have short attention spans, but we are now ready to pitch out our last feature on NECA's Toony Terrors action figures as we pit these toonified horror icons against the only crew capable of fighting animated monsters of any size, shape or 8 legged form...THE SCOOBY GANG!! Today, the monster of your dreams takes center stage as A Nightmare on Elm Street's Springwood Slasher, Freddy Krueger, enters the sleeping world of a pup named Scooby-Doo and answers a question we've been asking for years... Does Scoob dream of anything besides 6 foot tall sammiches?? Let's find out...

Travel Channel to Air Coverage of "Storming Area 51" & Alienstock

Area 51 Naruto Run
Last month, the Internet went in full meltdown mode when it was announced that a big event was planned to infiltrate Area 51, the top-secret military installation long-rumored to hold alien secrets.  Days later, it morphed into a big alien-themed festival Alienstock, hosted by the small town of Rachel, Nevada on September 20-22, 2019 to celebrate and congregate around all things alien and alien conspiracy. And now, earlier this week, the festival organizers are at odds on what is really going to happen this weekend with two million Facebook fans pledged to invade this remote locale and many logistics still not yet announced. Then, the original organizer of the event announced a rival event to be held in Las Vegas. Confused yet?

More Amazing Dino Action Figures Coming from Creative Beast!

Beasts of the Mesozoic Dinosaur action figure kickstarter
Today, Creative Beast Studio launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the creation of the second series of its “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand dinosaur action figures. With a focus on accurate representations of the beloved Ceratopsians family of dinosaurs, best known by the legendary Triceratops. Presented in 1/18th scale, each figure will include around 20 points of articulation and with various sizes available depending on species. The initial Kickstarter goal is $150,000 and comprises four figures: Styracosaurus albertensis, Triceratops horridus (sub-adult), Monoclonius crassus (a Kickstarter exclusive), and Zuniceratops christopheri. Fans may participate in the Ceratopsian Kickstarter campaign here.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

TTPM Holiday Showcase 2019: Mega Construx Meets Mother of Dragons

TTPM Holiday Showcase 2019 Mattel Mega Construx Game of Thrones
Mattel has never lost the ability to surprise with their releases. While a lot of companies keep up on our toes with constant news and teases of product releases yet to come, Mattel quietly sit back and do their thing, and we often hear about their newest toys when they hit a store and an eager toy fan scoops it up! With Mattel's Mega Construx Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line winding down, we wondered what great license they would tackle next. Would you have believed Game of Thrones was the answer? I...did not!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NYCC 2019: WarnerMedia Brings Original Programming from TBS, TNT and truTV

NYCC 2019 Warner bros Snowpiercer TV Panel
The best of comedy, wrestling, sci-fi and satire will grace the stages of New York Comic Con this fall with programming from TBS, TNT and truTV. Talent from the likes of Jennifer Connelly and Jameela Jamil to The Tenderloins, Samantha Bee, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan and Chris Jericho is a mere taste of the faces and entertainment that will celebrate and fuel the fan experience.

WOLVERINE Claws Into Build-A-Bear Workshop

Marvel Comics Wolverine Unveiled at Build-A-Bear Workshop 1
Of all the cute, cuddly, squishy Marvel Comics characters you could think of for Build-A-Bear to take on, I never thought a surly, hairy mutant with knives jutting from his fists would be the primo choice! I mean...Squirrel Girl, Thor, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon.....GROOT!!! Nope...we got Wolverine, ready to slice his way into your hearts. Never let it be said Build-A-Bear doesn't keep me on my toes!!

On Wednesday, September 11, hailing from the northern wilderness of Canada, the iconic Marvel character, Wolverine, is now at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest Salutes Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus & More

Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween Fan fest
Freeform announced today that it will air “31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest,” an all-star party in celebration of Halloween classics like “Hocus Pocus” and “The Addams Family,” plus a 35th anniversary tribute to “Ghostbusters” and a 50th anniversary tribute to “The Haunted Mansion.” The 90-minute special, filming at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery on THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, will premiere on SATURDAY, OCT. 5, at 8:00 PM EDT/PDT as part of Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event.

Rob Zombie's "3 From Hell" Coming to Local Movie Theaters

Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell Movie Poster
Horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie is unleashing “3 From Hell” on big screens across the U.S. as a follow-up to “House of 1,000 Corpses” and  “The Devil’s Rejects,” and the latest installment in the blood-soaked Firefly family trilogy. The film will be released in cinemas nationwide over three nights, September 16-18, featuring the unrated version and unique special content nightly.

Night one, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). Night two, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Night three, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including “3 From Hell” and “The Devil’s Rejects. “

Tickets for “3 From Hell” are now available at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

NYCC 2019: Disney TV Bringing The Orville, Emergence & Next

NYCC 2019 Disney TV
Disney Television Studios, comprised of Twentieth Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, returns to New York Comic Con with stars and creators from three of the studio’s thrilling series at the increasingly popular East Coast ‘Con next month. Panels at the Javits Center will feature screenings from each show followed by interactive panel discussions.