Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Disney in 2014

 On the doorstep of 2014, Disney reports in on their film slate for the year and HOLY DAMN GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IS SO DAMN FAR AWAY I'M GONNA DIIIIIE!!! Yea..so...there's some other movies as well. I hear Captain America is amazing and Into the Woods will leave many a teary eye in every theater. Let's check out the rest!

Goblin Nation Begins in Superior Spider-Man #26

The stage is set for the biggest Superior Spider-Man story of them all! And it starts right here in the Earth-shattering SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26, from blockbuster creators Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Javier Rodriguez, and Marcos Martin! Nobody has pushed Peter Parker harder than the Green Goblin. But as Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis returns, will Otto Octavius be able to withstand the onslaught? Moving in the shadows, the Goblin and his army have prepared for war right under his very nose! And the first battle is upon them as the Green Goblin goes glider-to-glider with the original Hobgoblin! And only one of them is walking away…

BBC's January-March Blu-ray/DVD Release List

COPPER_S2_DVD+BD_3D lores2014 is almost upon us, so let's look forward to all the excellent releases from BBC in the coming months including Copper (aka that show you should be watching if you like your TV grim and gritty), Top Gear (which never ceases to be incredibly funny) and of course, Doctor Who (your favorite geeky obsession!)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Preview: Hasbro's Captain America: Winter Soldier Toy Line

2014 toy coverage continues with more from Marvel Studios' massive Marvel Comics films! ...and as usual, the reveals are somewhat diminished by the figures already hitting the west coast. So far, hardcore toy collectors have found the 6 inch figures at Target stores with 3.75 inch figures following close behind, most likely found in the same regions, though we have not confirmed that. Here's what's to come.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Surfaces

As is generally the way of things, it seems we may get our first genuine look at the new movie Godzilla via a toy. Expect a lot of this in the first couple of months of 2014.

We say "MAY" even though we have an image courtesy of Godzilla-movies.com, as they have stated they don't have a concrete source for this image and therefore won't guarantee its authenticity. Never the less...GODZILLA!!!

Kit includes figurine of the legendary monster with “atomic ray” light emanating from his mouth, and sound of his iconic roar, a 16 page book and an 8 sticker book filled with Godzilla illustrations. Hit the jump for the eye candy...

Mezco's First Sons of Anarchy Figures

Mezco Toyz is thrilled to announce new must have collectible bobble heads from the award winning series Sons Of Anarchy; Jax- (Charlie Hunnam) The national president of the Sons Of Anarchy motorcycle club and Clay- (Ron Perlman) One of the original First 9, this grizzled vet can still kick your a**! (Click links to pre-order)

NOTE: Concept rendering shown, actual product may vary.

Each figures stands 6 inches tall and comes on a base featuring the Sons Of Anarchy reaper logo. Figures feature bobble action and come individually packaged in a collector friendly window box perfect for display. Pre-order price is around $16.00. Ships in late July 2014.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hot Toys The Dark Knight: 1/6th scale Batman Armory with Bruce Wayne & Alfred Pennyworth Collectible Set

OK let's break this down right out of the gate. As with previous multi-pack releases, you can score these collectibles in multiple formats. It appears you can nab Batman with the Armory, Alfred with the Armory or the super deluxe, your eyes will explode out of your head, Bruce Wayne and Alfred with the Armory pack. Click on each link to pre-order. Details of all bits below.

As a hero with superior tech and equipment, Batman uses a specialized armory to store all of his state-of-the-art weapons and gadgets. Now, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Batman Armory from The Dark Knight together in a set with Bruce Wayne and the firstly launched Alfred Pennyworth collectible figures. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Funko's POP! Vinyl Teen Titans Go!

Funko's POP! Vinyl figure line contains enough characters to hold an adorable, yet tiny march through the streets of your nearest city and force traffic to a stand still. Now, Funko adds the Teen Titans GO! characters, which are practically all-too-cute vinyl toys already.

The next generation DC Comics heroes formed their own team - the Teen Titans - and these junior heroes are the latest additions to Funko's best-selling POP! Vinyl Figures line! Choose from versions of Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, Robin, or Starfire as the urban-styled 3 3/4" figures that have proven so popular! Teen Titans, go! Collect all five! Window box packaging. (CLICK HERE to pre-order!) Hit the jump for images...

Threezero On Game of Thrones

To date, Dark Horse have been doing an excellent job of cranking out busts, sculptures and other collectibles for Game of Thrones fans. Soon, they'll be adding figures to your bare shelves. Now, Threezero, who very recently announced their new Walking Dead figure line, are announcing...Winter Is Coming.

We are enormously excited and proud to say out loud, that we have the license to make 1/6th scale collectibles, based on Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire! We will reveal first teasers in 2014, WINTER IS COMING!

Credit to Cooltoyreview for the tip

2014 Preview: The Mighty Marvel Universe Marches On

3 and 3 quarter inch action figure fans practically lit candles and donned veils of mourning when it was suggested the 6 inch Marvel Legends action figure line would get a major push for collectors moving forward, while 3 and 3 quarter inch scale would be utilized most often for movie figures targeted for kids...meaning softer sculpts, less articulation and those action features we love so much (read; revile). Soon after, we got the Avengers Assemble action figure series which were pretty much Marvel Universe REBORN...repackaged under the banner of the unstoppable stars of America's favorite super hero film. Genius. As new 3 and 3 quarter figure multi packs were shown at conventions but never made it to retail, fans wondered how dedicated Hasbro would be to this series, now 2 waves in but not very present at the store pegs. Today, we (sort of) get the answer.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays from Idle Hands!

Mezco's Stylized Chucky

"We're friends to the end!" Of course, with Chucky as your friend, the end comes much sooner than you ever expected. Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler," is the latest perturbed plaything to be produced by Mezco Toyz.

Mezco's award-winning designers have created an all new sculpture in an all new scale that not only captures the look of Chucky, but the very essence of his menace. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to the unique imprint of the soles on his sneakers. From his glistening, insane eyes, and his sneering lips, to his shocking red hair, this is Chucky at his most iconic...and most evil!

The star of five CHILD'S PLAY films, Chucky features 7 points of articulation. He also comes with a knife that he is sure to use for no good.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Dolls at Sunset

After years of Barbie ruling the shelves at your local toy shop, it seems there has been a jolt of energy shot into the veins of creatives over the past few years. Set aside lines like Bratz and Liv that only seem to offer endless variation on girl's fashion. We are here to talk about boundless creativity and an eye for design we've never seen at retail before. Most of you already collect Monster High, so no reason to beat that into the ground. Suffice to say we love what Mattel's crew does with the line and are always impressed with the new character designs. Today we'll check out Monster High's sister line Ever After High, the coming of the undead to the girl isles with Once Upon a Zombie and the evolution of My Little Pony with Equestria Girls.

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Skylanders Swap-Force

I am a child of the side scrolling generation. Put me in front of a game where you blast away with infinite firepower against hordes of infinite enemies backed by a nearly unstoppable, colossal boss and I'm happier than a ladygeek watching Tom Hiddleston Loki it up! The Skylanders game series has been offering a similar experience for kids across the planet complete with collectible figures allowing you to transport different characters with unique power sets into any situation, at any time. "Giants" added massive powerhouse characters to that dynamic. Now, a "Swap-Force" addition allows you to mix and match abilities on the fly while beefing up the standard gameplay options and introducing slicker, high definition gameplay. So you've got new characters with magnets at the center, allowing you even more opportunity for greater gameplay, and at times, an additional "lightcore" feature making a little monster glow on its base and you've got something any toy collector would be chomping at the bit to buy. I could have jumped into this game myself, but it isn't meant for me. The Skylanders games play a lot like the LEGO series with little missions to solve, characters who will tell you where to go and squeaky clean adventure for as long as you can stand it, so we brought in my little cousin Lucas, age 5!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers: Monster 500 For Your Creepy Kids

Kids love monsters...we love monsters! It works out perfectly. As you scramble around for last minute gifts, we thought we'd show you a line of toys perfect for children of any size.

Mini daredevils will enjoy browsing – and collecting – all ten of the hilariously creepy Monster 500 characters of Invasion One and Invasion Two. From CrocPot™, the potty animal, to Captain Heinous™ (from Uranus), the unbelievably fast outlaw, these one-of-a-kind creatures boast incredible personalities and live to race for one of five fiendish teams in the ultimate speed competition – Monster 500. Each character is sold as a small, 3-inch diecast vehicle. Customers can also collect select large character feature vehicles standing 4 inches high and 5 inches long. Enjoy even more twisting, toxic monster action with two playsets! The company plans to expand the Monster 500 assortment with additional characters and new products, including the introduction of Invasion Three and Invasion Four, beginning in Spring 2014.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Powerpuff Girls Return

Facebook gets the first peek at the new Powerpuff Girls special for Cartoon Network...because...FACEBOOK! The scientifically engineered, super powered cuties return Monday, January 20, at 7:30/6:30c in a special entitled "Dance Pantsed" with the original voice actors in place alongside Ringo Star as "Fibonacci Sequins", who is said to lend a song to the event as well. Hit the jump for the preview!

Vin Diesel is Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy

Did we report on this months ago? Yup. Was it official then? Nope...and today, we've got an awesome image with our professional geek/action star alongside his tree-alien alter ego.

Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn remarked on Facebook "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy."
"I never knew someone could say I AM GROOT so many different ways and with such feeling (and that sounds like I'm kidding but I'm not!)"

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: NECA Aliens Attack

We are neck deep in holiday activities, and true to our nature and our core readership, instead of giving you lengthy lists of generic things you can score with plenty of time before the gift giving season, we prefer showing a number of awesome things you can run out and pick up for your loved ones, or print out a pretty picture of these things and stick it in a card because LIFE IS BUSY AND WE MEAN WELL!! That will be on my grave. I swear it.

Today we take a look at a round of excellent NECA Aliens items in stores now, including a Hicks vs exploded Alien 2 pack and an Alien egg that glows and attempts to launch a face hugger at any passerby. AWESOME.

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Reviewed

Annnnd we're back! Amid the gears of the Disney multi-media machine, the straight to DVD feature length Marvel animated adventures return with a tale we've been teased for some time now.

When two HYDRA scientists try to supercharge a Stark Arc Reactor with Hulk’s Gamma Energy, they unleash a being of pure electricity called the Zzzax – and he’s hungry for destruction. Together, Iron Man and Hulk are the only force that stands in the way of the Zzzax’s planetary blackout. But first, the Super Hero duo will have to get through snarling Wendigos, deadly robots and the scaly powerhouse, Abomination. Can two of Marvel’s mightiest Heroes find a way to work together without smashing each other before time runs out?

Scooby-Doo Tags In the WWE

Everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang joins forces with WWE for the first-time ever in the all-new animated film, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (click to pre-order!), co-produced by WWE® Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The highly anticipated movie reveals the tale of how Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the gang protect the coveted WWE championship belt during a trip to WWE City. Full of high-octane action, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery will be available on Blu-ray Combo ($29.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital HD ($19.99 SRP) on March 25, 2014. The all-new original movie is full of mystery and features some of the biggest names from the WWE. You will want to pin down this fun family adventure!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

Love the new designs and I'm actually excited to see what they can do with the 3D in the sequel! Remember the book of dragons from the first film? For me, that was a prime example of what SHOULD be done with this technology...not just an excuse to pump up the ticket price.

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Kidrobot on Hedonismbot!

Kidrobot have been banging out some killer collectibles for The Simpsons and Futurama, blurring the lines between Art Toy and Geek Dream Come True. Now, Kidrobot kills a gaping hole in your Futurama collection with HEDONISMBOT!! Chocolate body spread sold seperately.

I apologize for nothing! How wonderfully decadent! A full 6-inch vinyl toy of everyone’s favorite pleasure seeking robot. How delightful.

Hedonismbot is a recurring character on Futurama. He is a robot modeled after an ancient roman hedonist, with the notable improvement of being his own triclinium (couch). He has a bowl of grapes with him at most times. He's made entirely of gold and was apparently built with taxpayer's money. Hedonismbot is in stores now.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game Trailer

Gather your strength and your courage, and invite your friends to embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer released today to see more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Hellboy Day Is Coming

March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.” 

To celebrate, Dark Horse is proclaiming March 22, 2014 as “Hellboy Day,” with events happening in comic shops around the country! Dark Horse is inviting our retail partners to celebrate with us, by offering up exclusive promotional materials, as well as ordering discounts on all Hellboy and BPRD backlist titles. 

Additionally, Dark Horse will produce an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

NEW Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Are monkeys still in? I ask because, since the last time I noticed that geeks love monkeys, geeks were not "In" and zombies were quickly looking to overtake the monkeys. Now geeks are in and zombies are on TV pulling massive numbers in ratings, soooo...where does that leave the monkeys? Something to think about.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Sony Gearing Up for Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

It seems like only yesterday the Sony crew shelled out some cash to clean up the ole Ghostbusters ride and, in whispered tones, an un-named rep told me of their hopes that Ghostbusters 3 would soon be in pre-production. Flash forward to 2013, and we still live in the shadow of that massive Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the promise that a third film could kick off any day now.

Any day now.

2014 Preview: Hasbro's Amazing Spider-Man 2 Toy Line

Which, as it turns out, is less of a preview now and more of a fast tracked piece and we've got reports some of these figures are already hitting retail! We first got a sneak peek at Hasbro's Amazing Spider-Man 2 lineup at Toy Fair 2013 back in February. Over the last couple of months, additional items and full series waves have been popping up for pre-order on retailer websites and in a certain ebay seller out of Hong Kong. Dive in and check out what's to come!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Anchorman 2 Reviewed

My Confession: I don't recall much of the first Anchorman film. I remember Sex Panther and Scotch and a battle with a trident and that's about all of it, so comparing the sequel to the original is not happening here.
My Second Confession: At Sunday's Anchorman 2 premiere, I was given free popcorn, a Diet Coke and a bottle of water. It was not a bribe, but it is possible these plush items have compromised my opinion. Full disclosure.

Anchorman 2 begins with Ron and Veronica taking New York news by storm. They've got a seemingly happy life with a wide eyed son and a bright future before them until Veronica gets her dream job and Ron gets the axe...and then belligerent...and then estranged from his wife. He creeps back to San Diego and hits rock bottom, but finds timely salvation in the form of the first 24 hour news network.  Ron takes off across the country to re-assemble the greatest news team ever. As expected..wackiness ensues in flavors including "oh so wrong"and "side-splittingly ridiculous"! Now the team rallies against a common enemy (James Marsden's "Jack Lime") and while devising a way to defeat their foes in glorious news battle, wind up changing the face of Television forever. EPIC!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Prepare For the Knights of Badassdom!

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.

Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true "Knights of Badassdom?" Hit the jump for the teaser!

Best In Geek 2013 - Part 1: Andrew's Picks

Best In Geek 2013-Part 1 By Andrew O’Brien

So I’ve been writing a few articles for Idle Hands over the last couple months, and it occurred to me that you (yes, you again) the reader knows nothing about me. And I mean nothing. All you know is that I went to NYCC, and read some Image and Dark Horse comics once in a while. Personally, I think this is a travesty and you should know a few more things about me, but I’m not just gonna write a personal ad and drone on and on about myself. No, I’m gonna make this fun, and what’s more fun than an END OF THE YEAR AWARDS SHOW! (Well not a show, per se. You get the point.) It’s December, and each year I like to take some time and reflect on the last 12 months in media and pick my favorites. I’ve done this twice before on a podcast I host once in a while, and I thought this would be the best thing to bring to Idle Hands.  The categories are as Follows:

A Teaser Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

I couldn't be more excited for a non-Bat Man Christopher Nolan movie if I tried. Say what you will about his handling of your favorite, broody Dark Knight...the man can craft a beautiful, gripping film. We don't know much about Interstellar at the moment beyond it being "based on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne" (via Interstellar-Movie.com), the title treatment and this new teaser, but that's already enough to make me anxious for more. Hit the jump and check out the teaser trailer!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hot Toys: The Joker (Mime Version) Now Shipping

Fulfilling your dreams of a large collection of toys based on characters from your favorite super hero films, HOT TOYS IS YOUR HERO!! Sideshow sends word that the Jack Nicholson Joker in his mime outfit DX Action Figure is now shipping into the loving arms of fully grown geeks across the United States this very day...and he's still available if you want to get up on that!  Here are the details...

New Diamond Select Previews: Godzilla, 66 Batman, Walking Dead & More

The new Previews catalog won't be out for a couple of weeks, but retailers are already opening up pre-orders for the new Diamond Select items that are in it! Not only will DST offer new items for Star Wars, Classic Godzilla, the Batman Classic TV Series, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Walking Dead, DST is also bringing back two long out-of-production Marvel Select figures! Read on to see what's in the works, and find your local comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

Mega Man: The Board Game!

Here's an instant success story! With 36 days to go, Jasco Games has collected over 181 thousand dollars for their licensed Kickstarter...which is a tiny bit more than the 70k they were shooting for!

In the year 20XX, Jasco Games created Mega Man™ the Board Game. Destined to grace tabletops everywhere, the board game takes the classic formula that made the original Blue Bomber so memorable and transfers it to a whole new arena. This officially licensed board game brings gamers and board game enthusiasts everything they love about Mega Man: iconic robot masters, sinister villains, incredible power ups, and polished game play.

Sony Expands Their Amazing Spider-Man Universe

In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Flying Man

Mezco Readies Sons of Anarchy Collectibles

Mezco Toyz and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce they will be creating a line of collectibles for FX's hit series SONS OF ANARCHY.

Throughout 2014, Mezco will be offering SONS OF ANARCHY action figures, plush characters, Mez-Itz, key rings, stash boxes, tin signs, bobbleheads, and more. Many of the designs for these offerings will be displayed at the 2014 International Toy Fair in February.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Judge Dredd Takes On Mega-City Two

This January, duty calls Judge Dredd to the West Coast, in the destructive new miniseries Mega-City Two: City of Courts! After entering a partnership with Rebellion/2000 AD, IDW has explored Dredd’s past in Year One, and taken him “Into the Cursed Earth” in his ongoing title, but with a truly unique creative team on Mega-City Two, Dredd will go up against the unfamiliar and depraved like never before!

Mega-City Two marks the comics-writing debut of Eisner Award-winning journalist and Dredd aficionado Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Art chores will be handled by powerhouse Ulises Farinas (TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness, Catalyst Comix), whose precise linework showcases the oddities of Judge Dredd’s world in stunning detail. Rounding out the creative team, colorist Ryan Hill brings the incredible structure in Farinas’ work to life. Mega-City Two will also feature homage variant covers that pay tribute to iconic films, with art by Joe Corroney, NAR!, E.J. Su, and more!

The Official Godzilla Teaser Trailer Arrives

Holeee damn. I can't help my excitement, even though the last time me and my father were this excited was when the previous American Godzilla film hit theaters. Suffice to say...we were not amused as the credits rolled. This time, though....THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT! Legendary doesn't seem to like to make crappy movies. We'll say they are allergic to them. They also seem to love making magnificently epic films. We here are Idle Hands are hoping for epic in scope, ridiculously gargantuan in scale, mind blowing effects, nail biting destruction, a bit of human drama and a whole lot of superb writing. So..yea...our expectations are way low....and we'll ignore that the new poster depicts the military throwing paratroopers at Godzilla...cuz that's just silly.

Threezero's Walking Dead 12 Inch Figures Shambling Forward

THERE WAS SPECULATION! Back in February when we had our annual visit with the fine folks at McFarlane (who later turned off their phones and stopped returning emails), they mentioned they couldn't do 12 inch figures of your favorite zombie apocalypse survivors and the dead head who love to chew on them because SOMEONE else had the license. They ventured a guess of Sideshow...and they were pretty sure they were right. Now, with the pre-order for their first pieces looming, Threezero is done playing it all ninja-like and is flat out showing off their impressive figure line. WARNING: After seeing these, you may want to throw your other toys away!

We are TREMENDOUSLY excited to announce pre-order dates and pricing of AMC's The Walking Dead Pet Zombies!

This license is very important for us and we want for these amazing characters to step out from the screen onto your displays and to your homes!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Anchorman Crew are BATTLE READY!

When last we reported on the mighty, plastic Ron Burgundy, he was coming to the world of action figures in a brilliant, window boxed 13 inch talking action figure (CLICK HERE to pre-order!) complete with new toy smell that stings the nostrils. Now we get word on 4 smartly dressed men of action being released in a retro figure format. All your MEGOs better watch out!

Here's a pack of classy, Retro-Style 8-inch action figures depicting San Diego's Channel 4 News Team - Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) (CLICK HERE to Pre-Order!), Brian Fontana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell), and Champ Kind (David Koechner). Each News Team member comes armed with a weapon, and is "battle-ready" in their custom-tailored suits to rumble with any rival news team, whether it be in a back alley or vacant lot... at least until the cops show up. Blister Card Packaging.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

300: Rise of an Empire Trailer 2

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.  “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Goes Live

We've got trouble. Remember the first Spider-Man movie? Remember how we were very excited to see a modern telling of the Spider-Man myth with great actors and an epic, New York backdrop? Remember your faces when you saw the Power Rangers-esque Green Goblin? Well, it looks like it may be happening again.

I wish I knew what happens in the minds of film makers when they make choices like these. Sure, the mandate for many super hero films has been "make this as real as possible" over the last 10 years or more, even where The X-Men and a world of Mutants was concerned (see boring black motorcycle outfits), but since then, we've had The Avengers. Game changer. A norse god from outer space fighting alongside a technologically astounding armored man, a super soldier from the World War 2 era, 2 super spies and a giant green monster who is nearly indestructible. If we could suspend our disbelief for two hours of that, why be so concerned with what else we'll swallow? We are talking about Marvel Comics properties, with no end of amazing stories to mine and characters who will tear your heart out, mentally...and sometimes physically. How could you go wrong?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Other Doctor ..Now the Other Action Figure

The Day of the Doctor has come and gone and most of you hardcore Whovians are still moaning about your feels. ALL YOUR FEELS!! Now Underground Toys celebrates this monumental moment in geek history with an action figure that will give you chills.

The ‘Other Doctor’ is the Doctor’s dark chapter, an unknown incarnation whose existence he has spent centuries repressing, a secret he wants no one to know of. He is a relic of the past, part of the great Time War, when he spent centuries fighting alongside his fellow Time Lords against the Daleks and made the final decision to end it with a desperate act that cost that incarnation the right to use the name “Doctor”. This haunted and battle-worn Other Doctor is finally forgiven after helping find a new solution to end the war, giving the Eleventh Doctor a new purpose as he heads into further adventures.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever this January

Everyone knows beloved Twilight Sparkle and her best friends, but have you ever wanted to know what the other ponies in Equestria are up to?  Starting in January you will get a chance with the new ongoing comic series My Little Pony: Friends Forever.  This collection, based on the animated hit series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, airing on the Hub Network, will be made up of one-shot stories that focus on different pairs of ponies getting into various hijinx and will feature a mix of new creators as well as old favorites.

“Every MY LITTLE PONY fan has a personal favorite character,” says editor Bobby Curnow, “This series will allow a closer look at those adored ponies (and creatures) while maintaining the fun, adventure and humor of our other MY LITTLE PONY comic books. If you like buddy comedies, this is the comic for you!”


Nope, it's not the newest Japanese robo warrior hero. It's nerdery at its finest.

A massive glowing “super comet” made its path toward Earth at speeds exceeding 425,000 miles per hour – and Science Channel will air the definitive special chronicling its historic voyage.  The world premiere special SUPER COMET ISON 2013 will offer stunning views of the Comet ISON from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and leading observatories across Earth as it completed its 4.5 trillion mile journey which began millions of years ago.  SUPER COMET ISON 2013 will premiere on Science Channel on Saturday, December 7 at 10PM ET/PT.

Carrie on Blu-ray and DVD January 14

Fear her power! Unleash the telekinetic horror when CARRIE debuts on Digital HD January 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 14 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An exhilarating re-imagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), this tale of small town terror stars ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2, Dark Shadows) and Julianne Moore (Don Jon, Game Change).

Carrie is a re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloƫ Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Zombies & Vampires Invade NYC in Romero's Empire of the Dead

When the dead fight the dead – where does that leave the living? Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Empire of the Dead #1 – from zombie godfather and horror visionary George Romero and Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev!

Welcome to New York City years after a horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety inside! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the remains of Manhattan – and they are not alone. Vampires lurk in the shadows as well, feasting on the living and the undead alike – and no one is safe!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug World Premiere LIVE

At this posting, it's 10 minutes til show time and I blame the world of geekery for not alerting me to this sooner. FOR SHAME!! I, myself, am counting the moments til the date when I can sit with friends and watch the film, most definately with the previous film before it. It seems like a lifetime away..but that's how dorky I am for WETA's perfect creations, ie: the Lord of the Rings series and all that take place within that world. Sure, I was a bit underwhelmed with the first instalment, but there were clearly decisions made to make this series a little less intense for little minds to absorb. Over time, I've come to look past the little things, accept that this is NOT Lord of the Rings and just soak up the beauty of every scene. The details will astound you. Nuff said..hit the jump and enjoy..and I'll see you back here on opening day to pick it apart..for this is the way of our people.