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.  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

John Carpenter Haunts Your Dreams ... Again

Storm King App Contest Prizes from John Carpenter
Storm King Productions has announced numerous Halloween events to excite every level of horror fan. First off, fans can download the Storm King Productions app which has a monthly contest to die for. Download the Storm King Productions app and enter to win original movie prop sunglasses from They Live, signed by John Carpenter, original movie prop stickers from They Live, They Live limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray, signed by John Carpenter and Sandy King. The contest ends November 1 and winners must be located in the USA. There will be a new contest the first of every month, as well as news, comics, photos, trivia, music, and everything John Carpenter and Sandy King, all in the palm of your hand safe at home and ONLY in their app. Download the app http://www.stormkingcomics.com/app/​.

Spider-Man and Iron Man Bring the Battle to Walgreens

Diamond Select Walgreens Marvel Minimates Miles Morales Spider-Man and Iron Man
Walgreens stores have long been the home for exclusive Marvel Minimates based on Marvel’s many animated television shows. Now, two new adversarial two-packs have hit the shelves, comprising Series 12 of the long-running series! From Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales (a.k.a. Spy-D) takes on the Prowler, and comes with a removable mask, interchangeable web-slinging hands, a web line and two display stands. From Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man faces off with the Ghost, and includes a removable helmet, removable hair piece, flight stand, and two display stands.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Larry the Pumpkin Monster by Last Resort Toys

Last Resort Toys Larry the Pumpkin Monster Art Toy 04
Anyone who has ever spent more than 5 minutes on Idle Hands knows I don't need Halloween to talk about spooky, creepy, toothy, bitey things! Never the less, we are closing in on the high holy holiday for my fellow horror nerds and monster groupees, and so we are bound to cover a nice pile of toys that could torment grandma...unless she's a cool grandma...and then they would be friends. MONSTER FRIENDS!! Today, we check out Larry the Pumpkin Monster by our new friends at Last Resort Toys. I met this crew online and we quickly bonded over our love for retro looking monsters and scifi creatures like Diener space creature erasers and Trash Bag Bunch figures, both of which have been biggie sized by Last Resort! We'll show that awesome stuff later, for today...is for LARRY!! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Goes Virtual October 20th

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Virtual 2020 01

Having made its amazing debut last October in the cradle of the American Supernatural—Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY—the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) wishes they were celebrating year two with all of you in the Hollow right now! Alas, while that’s not possible this year, SHIFF is excited to debut SHIFF VIRTUAL 2020, a wicked selection of free video events you can watch right now including topics like  Ed Wood, Tales from the Crypt, Friday the 13th and MORE! Starting October 20, 2020, you can view…   

Ghostbusters AR "Haunted Candy Hunt" Game

Ferrara Ghostbusters AR Haunted Candy Hunt Game 01

While this season's Halloween traditions may look different than years past, Ferrara is helping fans plan unique and creative ways to celebrate with friends and family by working with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to launch Ferrara's first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience featuring the iconic Ghostbusters™ franchise. Ferrara is also introducing exciting new innovations across its cookies and candies portfolio and bringing back some seasonal classics.

Hunting Ghosts from Home
With families seeking out new ways to embark on their annual trick-or-treating traditions and "hunt" for candy, Ferrara knew who to call. The brand collaborated with Sony Pictures, home of the Ghostbusters franchise, to develop "Haunted Candy Hunt," a ghost-hunting AR game. Starting today, players can use their phones to log onto https://www.ghosthuntntrap.com and troll around their living rooms, kitchens and backyards in search of the famed 1980s ghost Slimer from the classic Ghostbusters films, as well as a new character created exclusively for the game, Sweeter the Ferrara Candy Ghost. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Universes Converge in Call of Duty

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Haunting of Verdansk Screenshot
For the first-ever Halloween experience inside Warzone and Modern Warfare, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes are part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event set to take place from October 20 to November 3.

 This Halloween-themed event will feature the “Trick or Treat” reward system, which contains frights or frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items. Come prepared for infiltrations at day or night, as select modes feature a nighttime variant of Verdansk that includes more than a few Halloween-themed frights. Rather spend the night fighting both the living and the dead? Then prepare for Zombie Royale, an undead twist on Battle Royale where dead Operators use unnatural powers to feast on the living in order to rejoin their ranks!