Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tony Stark Carjacked

You may recall some time back, we got into a little dispute with Hasbro over some Iron Man 3 merchandise images we ran. I thought we should be allowed to run images already available and made public by Hasbro representatives online. Their line was I should only be running images they hand to me personally. Suffice to say, we disagreed. The largest point of their ire was over images of an "Assemblers Battle Vehicle" which allows Tony Stark to be rocketed into the action from the front of the car via high tech in-line skates, harkening back to the old skate boots that actually existed in classic Iron Man comics..or so we thought. The box or wordage that came with the product suggested this bit of ridiculous action was not just made to sell more Starkmobiles, but actually mimics a scene straight from the movie. The tenacity of Hasbro's legal department would suggest that information was correct.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Trailer

Fresh from MTVGeek...

A Classic TV Batman Collectibles Onslaught

When Warner Brothers sells a license..they sell it reaaaal good. Back at Toy Fair 2013, we got to see new Classic TV Batman merchandise coming from NECA and Mattel. Now, Diamond Select and Figures Toy Company join the party.

"Sock! Pow! Whap!"

For decades, those words were synonymous with comic books in the mainstream media, thanks to the fan-favorite depiction of comic book images in the DC Comics 1960s Batman Classic TV Series. Today, Diamond Select Toys (DST) is proud to announce it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create high-quality collectibles based on the TV classic, including busts and statues.

Watch Dogs Gameplay Trailer

In today's hyper-connected world, Chicago has the country’s most advanced computer system, known as the CtOS.

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker but also a former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy and you will be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city's systems to stop traffic lights, detonate gas lines, turn off the electrical grid and more.

The city of Chicago has become the ultimate weapon for a man bent on revenge.


This is it folks! That wonderful time of year where you can plot a course to several comic shops where artists will be scratching away, writers will be discussing how their incredible brains work (it's all tiny treadmills and teeny weeny runners) and somewhere off in the distance of this talent, there will be free comic books. You may want to go to one shop and just scoop up as much as you can, and that is fine, but I am here, today, to say you are doing it wrong. Free Comic Book Day isn't just about free books and the possibility you just might read something you'll love forever. That in itself is an amazing connection between the creatives and the audience...but there's further opportunity. 1 is to experience your local shops, doing what they do best. I'm a firm believer in there being the right shop for the right reader and in order to find that, you've got to try some on. 2 is the ability to meet folks actually making these books happen. There they are...right there in front of you...the indie artists..and the big marquee names..all on one day...and they probably won't run away no matter how insane your questions are, so take advantage!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Iron Man 3 Clip: Air Force One Rescue

I can't believe they gave even a PIECE of this scene away!! Leme set this up for you. The president is in danger. The Mandarin is making good on all his threats. Now, Air Force One is under attack and Iron Man is the only one equipped to intervene. Unfortunately, he has gotten there...a couple of minutes too late...

It's so good, you'll forget about boogieing, drunk Tony Stark in IM2 all together. Iron Man 3 opens in the states THIS FRIDAY!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zombie Bitten Father Protects His Baby in "Cargo"

Thanks to Io9 for the tip

Funko's Mystery Mini Figure Army

Back in February, Funko (the undisputed masters of cutie transmogrification on all your pop culture loves), showed off several lines of Mystery Mini figures, forever sealing our fates in the hell of blind box collecting...a hell we've been fighting off for many years now. Amid the DC Comics Domos and DC Comics Superheroes and Villains stood a collection in a very unique style, utilized on the creatures and survivors of the blockbuster TV series The Walking Dead. As we OOO'd and Ahhhh'd over these impending plastics of doom, we did not realize mad Mr. Funko was watching from the wings, stroking his beard and whispering "Exxxxcellllent." Today, we see his diabolical plans come to a head.

Presenting...those little frustrating things you'll be spending all your money on for the forseeable future.

Funko Mystery Minis!

Telltale Games Poker Night 2

File this under "In Case You Missed It"..because you don't play poker, aren't a hardcore gamer or just don't spend every waking hour on the computer, enabling your brains to soak up every iota of information that pops up under the search terms "Venture Brothers", "Evil Dead" or "Portal". For us...we blame the latter...but the other 2 apply as well. Shoot me for wanting to see the sun occasionally. A poor geek, indeed.

"Powers" Collectibles Coming

Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based on Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.

Projects include a limited-edition statue of Retro Girl, a central figure in the first Powers story arc, and a boxed set of vinyl figures of the series’ ongoing principal characters.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cap'n Crunch's Late Night Talk Show

....I couldn't be more serious.

Cap'n Crunch is dropping anchor after years at sea in order to explore new horizons -- specifically, the launch of an all new, late-night talk show online. "The Cap'n Crunch Show," an animated series of webisodes aimed at adults, debuted its teaser today (click here to view) with nine future episodes set to air every other Tuesday throughout the spring and summer on YouTube at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

King of The Nerds 2 Now Casting

The HIT, competition-based reality show that embraces and celebrates passionate and intellectual men and women ages 18+ is currently casting SEASON 2! Calling all avid nerds and geeks to showcase your skills and personality for a chance to win $100,000!
Are you a super fan of STAR WARS, STAR TREK, GAME OF THRONES, LORD OF THE RINGS, or BATTLESTAR GALACTICA? Are you a GAMER who owns every console and maxes out trophies and achievements? Do you have an outrageous collection of TOYS and/or COMIC BOOKS? Are you passionate about MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, or BIOLOGY? Do you build ROBOTS or PROGRAMS for fun?
If you answered yes to any of the above and are at least 18 years of age, then audition TODAY!  BE A PART OF A HIT SERIES THAT EMBRACES THE NERD IN ALL OF US!
Include: name, age, photo, contact info, brief bio on what makes you today's MOST INGENIOUS nerd.

Iron Man 3 Clip "Since New York"

You're a rich man with a genius intellect that decided your life's calling is helping mankind. Soon after, it seems you aren't the only being on planet Earth capable of super human feats...and that's OK because the world can use all the help it can get. ...But with the heroes come villains and super science run amok and aliens threatening world domination and fiends sneering at your world through holes in your dimension. It's all a bit much to handle...so you lose yourself in the work. A maniac appears with flamethrower hands...you build a fire suit and extinguish him. A gang of thieves figure out how to walk through walls...you build a stealth suit and hover over the city, waiting for their next move. There will never be a shortage of men and women lining up to take what they think is theirs, and so you must be ready to stop them..but where does it end? It's a big question...and one that keeps Tony Stark up at night.

Superman Unbound Blu-ray Reviewed

**SPOILER WARNING. DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T WANT ANYTHING REVEALED TO YOU!** Writing a new Superman story must always be challenging. You've got this alien being who is invulnerable, super fast, super strong, ice breathe, heat vision, he can fly and on and on. It takes a lot to smack this guy upside the head and make him even acknowledge it happened, so for me, the most compelling Superman stories have always been about his humanity and his heart. He's an alien, so even though he looks human, he never quite feels like one of us. Just think of how he perceives the world with super amplified senses. It's enough to drive one away from all human contact, but there he sits in the middle of an overpopulated city, pretending to be someone far weaker than he really is. In the past, animated films like All Star Superman and Superman VS The Elite have explored these frailties in the Man of Steel with excellent writing alongside the super powered action we've come to expect. That is surely one way to make a killer animated super hero film. Another is to pit him against an equally powerful alien force, strong enough to make him question whether he is up to the task, and let him pound it out.

Thale Reviewed

Cleaning up after a gruesome incident has become a "growth field". I'm not sure if this means more people are offing themselves and/or each other in more hideous ways, and more often, OR that there weren't that many people looking to clean up these epic messes for fun and profit! We may never know. Elvis and Leo are in this very profession, though Elvis is new to the position and still driven by his curiosity. It's this lust for knowledge and an inescapable urge to fondle a dead guy's belongings that reveals the hiding place of a woman...very naked...very cold...and very wet. The pair instantly recognize that there is something unusual about her, and while this is a red flag for Leo, it only drives Elvis to further explore a pile of audio cassettes in the hopes they will reveal the identity of this mystery woman.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Iron Man 3 Red Carpet Streaming LIVE Tonight

Marvel proudly invites one and all to experience the World Premiere of the Marvel Studios’ film MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3, LIVE from Hollywood! On April 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET.

Hear directly from the biggest names in the biz. Scheduled to appear are: Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/Iron Patriot), Ben Kingsley (The Mandarin), Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian), Rebecca Hall (Maya Hansen), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Shane Black (Director/Co-Screenwriter), Stan Lee, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders and more!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Sneak Peek

The world is turned upside down as one of earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

The First Teaser Trailer for Thor: The Dark World

YAY MARVEL WEEK!! We head off to slumber with images of a new Iron Man armor dancing through our heads (click here for the "Red Snapper" Mark XXXV) and awake to Thor swinging his hammer with Natalie Portman at his side. Here's what we've been told so far...

Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Iron Man Mark XXXV: The "Red Snapper"

Life is rough for a recovering army builder. I fell off the wagon a couple of weeks ago after seeing Goblins on sale for 2 dollars each. I now own 7 of them...and am itching to hunt for more. The key to an excellent toy army is just enough diversity in your troops to make it look like a proper mob,  without it being evident it's the same damn figure 50 times. To that end, there's probably nothing more appealing than Iron Man's Hall of Armors. Just think of it...an endless array of suit concepts, each one allowing for at least 3 to 4 repaints as time goes on, strapping on new accessories for a completely different look. The mind boggles at the possibilities. It seems Hot Toys is beginning to catch our particular ailment and today, gives us a brand new armor to drool over. Here's the latest from our friends across the water...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Star Wars: Uncut: A New Hope

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
In 2009, Casey Pugh asked Internet users to remake Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. In a few months time, thousands of fans responded with extraordinary creativity from around the world.

Star Wars Uncut has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal. In 2010 we won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media. Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure. The "Director's Cut" is a feature-length film that contains hand-picked scenes from the entire StarWarsUncut.com collection.

Tribeca Beams Lil Bub Right To Your Computer

Have you been keeping tabs on my Twitter? I've been hitting the Tribeca Film festival over the last 2 weeks and reporting back with my impressions on some excellent indie films worthy of praise...and 1 where I watched an old man wrestle with an elevator door and later watched meat cook. They can't all be winners. This year, Tribeca wants you to get in on the fun...fo freeee.

Iron Man 3 at Times Square Toys R Us

It's become tradition to put up some mind blowing display..usually of toys...sometimes of props...from the latest geekstravaganza about to hit the big screen. A mini celebration encased in plexiglass, if you will. For The Avengers, it was an all out war with Loki and his Chitauri warriors on the streets of New York City with the giant S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier looming overhead. For The Amazing Spider-Man, it was a selection of Peter Parker's gear including the mask and web shooters straight from the film. Now, with Iron Man 3 mere weeks away, Times Square Toys R Us has erected a mini hall of armors, awesome enough to stop any toy geek dead in his/her tracks and make them all to their knees. Oh...if only we could have an entire wall that looks like this....it's all full of stars... ~dies~

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston Comic Con To Be Rescheduled

Just a quick heads up for those who were planning on going this weekend. Even worse news for those guests who are probably already there...

Due to the unfortunate events that have transpired here in Boston, a lock down has been put into effect until further notice causing the Hynes Convention Center to suspend all events. As such, The Boston Comic Con will be rescheduled to a date in the not too distant future. All people who purchased advanced tickets on line will have their tickets honored at the rescheduled show. If for some reason, you can not come to the show on that date, we will refund your ticket.

Please, we ask for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We appreciate your loyalty, and continued support for the Boston Comic Con. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control.

Star Trek: The Video Game Ready to Launch

In the world of video games, a movie tie-in isn't exactly something people cheer for, as they tend to be..well...crap. In bringing the Star Trek movie series into the video game world, the creators knew they needed to create something special for fans of the films, old and new (one word...GORN!!), enough action for the every day gamers to find impressive (Gorn attacking..pretty awesome) and still, make the game easy enough for someone who just loves the content to be tempted to pick it up. Did they hit all their marks? Did we mention there are GORN in this game??!!

Thor: The Dark World Teaser Poster Arrives

Soo....not mind blowing art, but also not a Photoshop abortion. Thumbs Up! Looking forward to what comes next.

Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Aquabats! Super Show! Season 1 Dropping May 21st

Shout! Factory, in collaboration with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, will release The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One! on DVD on May 21 for a suggested retail price of $19.93. All 13 Season One episodes of wacky crime-fighting, music videos and outlandish villains are included in the 2-Disc deluxe collection, along with a ton of bonus features. Special guests on the show include “Weird Al” Yankovic, Lou Diamond Phillips (Southland), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and more.

From the Co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!, Aquabats! frontman Christian Jacobs has crafted the perfect blend of live-action and animation  following the amazingly wild comic antics of The Aquabats, the galaxy’s first group of musical, crime-fighting superheroes. MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness, EagleBones Falconhawk and Jimmy the Robot will take you along on their mostoutrageous adventures to protect the world from the creatures and super villains out to destroy it.

Super7's ReAction Alien Figures

Back at San Diego Comic Con, eagle eyed collectors caught a glimpse of the past come to haunt us...but not in the way the Grudge girl does with the weird throaty sound and strangly hair. Nono..this is a good haunting. We'll call it the "Ghosts of toys that never were."

In 1979, prototypes for 3 ¾” action figures for the ALIEN film were developed but never manufactured.  Through our network of industry and collector contacts, Super7 has unearthed reference material and original 34-year-old prototypes and will now make these “lost toys” a reality.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

RIPD Trailer Goes LIVE

...which is a joke in itself because..you know...the movie is about dead folks. YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE??!! Sorry..long day. So..without further attempts at humor...

Patton Oswalt's Star Wars Filibuster

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Superman: Man of Steel Trailer #3

In a little over 2 weeks, the wait is over for Iron Man 3. We'll laugh..we'll cry...and soon after we'll complain about the long wait for Superman: Man of Steel to see release. WHY MUST YOU TORMENT US??!! To ease the pain ever so slightly..or in another viewpoint, heighten it by teasing you with the most amazing images to date...here's the newest trailer.


It's becoming a bit of a tradition. As we approach the release date of the next massive Marvel Comics Blockbuster Film, we get all manner of spectacular eye candy...some worthy of hanging in film museums...and some complete photoshop abortions..but one poster always outshines them all...and that is the LEGO version of the key poster art. You can't debate this fact. No matter how cool your movie poster...if someone makes a LEGO version of it, it is instantly 600 times better.

90's Captain America > Avengers Captain America?

Welp..he's certainly more amusing...in the way that things that are so bad they are, by default, awesome, are amusing.
Steve Rogers happens to be the best candidate out of six hundred volunteers. He has the power to save millions. Only he could defeat a superhuman madman.  But saving the world let him trapped in an icy grave until fate released him to finish a battle that started decades ago. Now an evil genius in on the verge of global domination and only Captain America can stop him! On May 21, 2013, Shout! Factory will unleash the long-awaited 1990 action sci-fi movie classic CAPTAIN AMERICA, starring Matt Salinger (What Dreams May Come), Ronny Cox (Total Recall, RoboCop), Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3, Superman), Darren McGavin (The X-Files), Michael Nouri (NCIS, Damages) and Scott Paulin (Castle, JAG), in a special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™.

Electro Spotted in New York City

As Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues shooting in New York City, pictures come flooding in. Some are crap camera phone pics....but some are gorgeous movie-still-quality shots like those we found on Screen Crush today! Jamie Foxx lumbered through the streets, perhaps just after the incident which transforms him into a living bolt of electricity...skin a metallic blue and little lights lining his hood to illuminate his face...no doubt to be removed in post so the man himself appears to glow. As he leans against the light post, you can imagine what comes next. Maybe an explosion as the post is overloaded with power, sending a jolt to every post down the line which explodes as well. Electro is still a bit confused but understands the finer points of his new power and flees into darkness to think on his potential.

New Pacific Rim TV Spot

You say you're excited about Iron Man 3? That's fantastic. High hopes for Man of Steel? Superb. We here at Idle Hands are hoping to have perpetual chills during our entire screening of Pacific Rim as leviathan-esque monsters try to wipe out Earth and massive human piloted robots are the only thing that stands in their way. Of course, this movie can go either way. Rely only on spectacle and while you have some incredible eye candy to fill the time, the story will suffer for it. Then again...the story could be ridiculous. Luckily, Guillermo del Toro is behind the wheel...and one thing that man knows how to do is tell an epic tale.

Check out the newest clip from Pacific Rim...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Opening Cinematic for Injustice: Gods Among Us

What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game Mortal Kombat. Featuring DC Comics icons such Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ultimate Spider-Man In Space

Spider-Man has traveled the world plenty over the years, either on solo missions, with the Avengers, or a host of other Team-Up companions. The Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon is no different with our favorite wall crawler and a crew of super powered S.H.I.E.L.D. agents teaming up to fight the good fight..wherever that may take them. This Sunday, that destination is THE MOON...

Mob Of The Dead

Four mobsters find themselves trapped on the notorious Alcatraz Island. They soon find out though that they are not alone in the prison cell blocks. Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, and Ray Liotta star in one of the most frightening Zombies experiences yet.

Is this the plot of a new, wacky indie horror flick riding the coat tails of The Walking Dead? NO! It's the second DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. ...and now I'm going to pretend I know what a DLC Map Pack is and use the phrase continuously in conversation for the rest of the day. "MY what a lovely DLC Map Pack you have young lady!" Cue Benny Hill running music. Here's the eye candy...

Seth Rogen: Worst Person in the World

Bill Murray and the SloMo Walk

The next time you ask Bill Murray for an autograph (happens all the time), you might get something like this, instead.

New {fake} Trailer from David Walton Smith on Vimeo.

All slomo done on set..not in post. Legends, all. Thanks to Badassdigest.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Star Trek Big Bang Theory

Sometimes...things just come together. Sometimes...things just make sense. No...this is not a Talking Heads song. Funko are always looking for the next big thing in the world of pop culture and at the same time, look for new opportunities to mine the classic properties we've been buying into since we were old enough to scream "BATMAN" into an old lady's ear....not that I ever did anything like that. That said, you'll agree that bobbles of the cast of Big Bang Theory dressed in Star Trek outfits is a no-brainer, instant win, full of awesome uber idea, yes? We thought so.

The Hanna-Barbarians Are Coming

On April 19 myplasticheart will celebrate the opening of Hanna-Barbarians, a group show featuring the work of over 20 artists from the U.S. and abroad. The show’s name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to its theme, with all artists creating pieces using elements from their favorite cartoons. This is a chance for these artists to showcase those cartoons that have influenced them throughout their careers, sometimes being critical elements in their development and interest in the arts. The show is curated by the Studio Miners, Evoker & Team Sweet, who find joy in documenting the wonderfully exciting world of artists, collectors and creatives of all kinds. This theme particularly appealed to the Studio Miners because in their travels and studio visits, they were always fascinated to see what imagery other artists surrounded themselves with to stimulate creativity.

TromaDance Hits Asbury Park, NJ This Weekend


The schedule, which contains wonderful independent films from countries all over the world, includes a work-in-progress screening of Lloyd Kaufman's latest film "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume One," the New Jersey premiere of James Nguyen's highly anticipated "Birdemic 2: The Resurrection," and "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," featuring the world-famous footage of Lloyd Kaufman being assaulted on television! However, don't take the Selection Committee's word for it, have a look at the schedule below for the complete line-up of this year's stellar short films and features.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Woochi The Demon Slayer

This fantasy-action blockbuster based on a Korean folktale broke all box-office records in Korea in 2009.  Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined, womanizing wizard unjustly accused of the death of his master, is trapped inside an ancient scroll until he is set free in 2009 by the wizards that imprisoned him to help fight against evil goblins that have taken over present-day Korea.  The only problem is that Woo-chi is more interested in his new modern home – and the women of Korea –  than becoming a hero. Will he be the savior of mankind?

A Closer Look at the Dixon Brothers 2 Pack

Walking Dead frenzy is still alive and well, though we are in the long wait til season 4 rears it's rotting head. One look at facebook on Sunday will tell you our buddy Daryl is missed by millions of ladies across the planet. McFarlane understands your neeeed for more Daryl and so, they've made it easier to score a lil plastic version without spending 100 bucks on Ebay. By request, we've got NEW pics of the Dixon Brothers Action Figure 2 pack with side by side comparisons so you can see the slight changes made, ensuring those with the original figures have something unique while the rest of you get to fill that hole in your collection. Hit the jump for the goods...

Clancy Brown Talks Lex Luthor, Dream Projects and Mr. Krabs Starring in Female Perversion

Heather Buckley is and will always be our go to girl for killer interviews. While some folks are strapped with boring questions they need to ask as a mandate from the higher ups at their magazine, Heather has the trust of those who pass her assignments and love her at the same time, and so is free to mine an often wildly varied past to elicit reactions in a celebrity no one else will. it was with this knowledge we sent Heather off to interview Clancy Brown..The Kurgan..Mr. Krabs..and the quintessential voice of Lex Luthor) for the upcoming LEGO Batman: The Movie.

When asked what Brown brings to Lego Lex he replied: “I try to bring some humor, I try to bring some terror, I try to bring whatever they want me to bring.” But he credits the writers for putting it all there for him; as an actor he “reads what’s on the page.”

Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Iron Man 3 Clip

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Begins Production

Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated release, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has commenced in Los Angeles, Calif., with production also including locations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (“Welcome to Collinwood”) from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

Lay Your Head Upon the Sigils of Westeros

For those completely addicted to Game of Thrones, the launch of Season 3 brings mixed blessings. Every Sunday night, HBO takes you away to your favorite fantasy destination for rousing games of "Who is Lord Tyrion going to piss off this week?", or "WHOO do we get to see nekkid today?" or the best one, which involves praying to 7 Gods you make up at random to strike down that little shit King Joffrey in mid sentence. And you thought life would end after Walking Dead's season finale. There is one small problem, though. Each episode of Game of Thrones is so much fun, it makes the week in between each episode seem like an eternity. First World Problems, indeed. This is where Idle Hands comes in. We figure, if we can fill your lives with trinkets, baubles and statues of Tyrion charging into battle with axe in hand, we just might get through those cold days together. Today, we add to that list of desires with Factory Entertainment's Game of Thrones House Sigil Throw Pillow Assortment.

Friday, April 5, 2013

McFarlane Walking Dead TV Series 4 Action Figures

We last got a taste of these ghouls and the folks who jab them in the head at Toy Fair 2013. Now, we get further details straight from the masters of plastics and images from parts unknowwwwwn (said in honor of Wrestlemania..cuz it's all about the prayers, the toys and the training brother!!)

This next series includes a sharpshooter from the original group of Atlanta survivors, the baddest man around (so far), the most grown up kid we know, and a couple zombies that are even more difficult to kill. As a special addition, and just like in the show, Daryl and Merle are finally being reunited in the highly requested Dixon brother 2-pack.

As always, each highly articulated human figure features the exact likeness of the actor by using a 3D scanning process and come with multiple accessories. And just like with the first three series of figures, each zombie included features an amazing attention to detail and unique play-action for maximum fun!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al

Marvel Phase 2 Concept Art & A Larger Clip

As the insanely awesome Phase 1 "case of perpetual geek glee" makes its way into the hands of our friends, little bits of it are leaking out into the interwebs...because sharing is caring. BleedingCool has been catching each hero filled droplet, allowing us to grab a selection of the concept art available and present them for your mid-day drooling session. We'll start with a full version of the Phase 2 vid we posted just yesterday...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Preview of Disney's Planes

Now 20% more obnoxious with Dane Cook! Yay.

A Marvel Phase 2 Sneak Peek

As those of you with deep pockets celebrate the coming of your Iron Man battle case stuffed with every film included in "Phase One" of the Marvel Movie Universe, we bring you a clip teasing what comes next...

Asbury Park Comic Con 2013

There are many conventions across the globe covering all manor of genre and fetish. Within that world, there must be over 50 that call themselves Comic Book Conventions...or more specifically, as to draw the crowds and bank on the most popular brand, call themselves Comic Con. I've been attending Comic Book and Horror conventions for over 20 years now, so you'll have to trust me when I say Asbury Park Comic Con is unique. HOW does a convention, fairly new to the scene, manage to find a hook few others are attempting these days, in a world where every idea has been done to death? By going back to basics. Asbury Park Comic Con...has comics as its focus! Radical idea.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Munsters Select Action Figures Are Hotroddin' in Series 3

The Munsters are back! Following up on two successful series of 7-inch action figures based on the classic TV show, Diamond Select Toys has created a third offering of America's favorite monster family! In the "Hotrod" series, Herman, Grandpa and Lily are back in all-new, episode-specific outfits, with a new family member (Uncle Gilbert) and a new build-an-accessory (the family staircase with Spot)! Collect all four to build another part of 1313 Mockingbird Lane! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

The Munsters Select: Hotrod Herman
Clocking in at 350 pounds and 7 feet 3 inches tall, Herman Munster was built in 1850 by Dr. Victor Frankenstein, but is nothing like Frankenstein's monster of legend. A good-natured, soft-spoken funeral home employee, Herman is a World War II veteran, a good husband to his vampire wife Lily and a loving father to his werewolf son Eddie. This 7-inch scale figure depicts actor Fred Gwynne as he appeared in the 1965 TV episode "Hot Rod Herman," when he got mixed up in drag racing and lost the family Koach. The Select version of Herman includes parts to build the family staircase diorama; the basic figure will also be available at Toys "R" Us.

Hello Kitty KISS Coming to The HUB

Yea....not an April Fools Joke. Amazing.

The Hub Network, the fastest growing children's cable network, has optioned the rights to a new series, "KISS Hello Kitty" (working title), based on the highly successful KISS x Hello Kitty line of products from Sanrio, maker of Hello Kitty, a pop icon since 1974.

KISS, an iconic rock band known for its creative merchandising, and Hello Kitty, one of the most unique and popular lifestyle brands, came together in 2010 for an unexpected collaboration — KISS x Hello Kitty. This global collection of hugely desirable co-branded products connects KISS and Hello Kitty followers all over the world with hundreds of licensed items across all categories, including apparel, toys, electronics, stationery, and back to school merchandise, among others.

LucasFilm & Dark Horse Announce The Star Wars

Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer swords,” romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!

“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”