Wednesday, December 31, 2014

America's Holiday War With Elves

However you spend you holidays, there is one thing that was universally felt across the planet....those frikken elves have got to go. Anyone above the age of 10, unencumbered by that glaze of of hope that the jolliest of men would finally bring you the Oscar Meyer Weenie Whistle you asked for so long ago, surely noticed our nation overrun with lanky, red suited tricksters. Some merely cataloged the impish antics. Others...took matters into their own hands, often with the help of pint sized plastic friends willing to join the battle. As we head into a new year, Idle Hands presents this gallery of images plucked from across the Facebooks, serving as a reminder to be ever vigilant, lest we be caught unawares next year and wake up glazed like a Christmas ham and ready to be eaten by snickering elves. could happen. Don't let the terrorists win.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ThinkGeek's Top Holiday Gifts for 2014

It's crunch time. You've walked the isles at Walmart and decided it was best NOT to give that case of chicken ramen noodles to your sister even though she said she reaaaaally loves chicken ramen noodles, so you are at your wits end. Here's where Idle Hands comes to the rescue with last minute gift ideas from the life altering to the anger inducing...because sometimes that is all you want to accomplish with your gift. WE GOT YOU COVERED!! For such a task, we go to our buddies at ThinkGeek who just happen to stock items marked "must have" and "must kick the ass of whom ever gave this to me". Let's check out this year's all stars...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Flashbacks from Artist Pete Caballero

No matter what holiday season is upon us, we all must fight our way through our work day to get to the festive gifts and eating and family and more eating...and falling into a food coma after eating. Many people have a system for making these days flash by faster, and some just inject that holiday spirit into their work special memory at a time. Artist Pete Caballero is one of those people making it his daily task to spread his own brand of geeky holiday cheer with every flashback-inducing swipe of his pen. Dive in below and check out Pete's 2014 Holiday lineup!

Unedited Footage of a Bear: The Video is Just the Beginning

At this point, I can't even recall if I watched "Too Many Cooks" all the way through. I certainly didn't do it in one sitting. Adult Swim has excelled in the mind-blowingly odd for years now, with most of that absurdity created by our buddies Tim and Eric, no doubt, but lately, they've bumped their insanity up a notch. If "Too Many Cooks" was just the start of an era of short films almost specifically designed to leave you with a nosebleed as the credits roll...we are in for some spectacular cranial hemorrhaging on into 2015. Here's their latest ultra violent, nightmare fueling short "Unedited Footage of a Bear"...which lead to a lot more than we originally suspected...

Cronenberg’s THE FLY Saga Continues at IDW

The Future! Yay!! We rule the world...Bla bla bla. I've said all this 100 times. It's getting to the point where the resurrection of any property I've loved in the past would not surprise me, so IDW announcing they are continuing the film story of The Fly, while completely out of left field and 100% freaking awesome, doesn't shock me so much. I am spoiled.

The story that began in David Cronenberg's film update of The Fly continues here with a five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). Issue one will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jane LA: A Portrait of Modern Madness

I used to spend a lot of time exploring horror films for Dread Central. Among the new and old creators, you would cross your fingers hoping for a genuine moment of creativity that could spark your imagination and not just leave you scratching your head. Within these hundreds of films were a select few scenes that stuck with me, usually involving the monstrous nature of humanity rather than a finely crafted piece of special effects with tooth and claw and a gaping maw. An ordinary human being doing something absolutely terrifying simply because they can will always send a chill down my spine faster than any creature lurking in the shadows. 

Classic, Unhinged Roddy Piper Sings 12 Days of Christmas

There are several things you can count on happening every year around the holidays. There's the constant bombardment from your favorite (and not so favorite) stores having SALESSALESSALES, the Hallmark channel and an endless parade of recognizable folks in Christmas movies you never knew got made, and new Christmas music sung by top pop stars, awesome wizards, and sometimes, the unlikeliest of heroes. Today, we pay tribute to one of my heroes...Rowdy Roddy Piper, who proves he can still channel the bat-shit crazy when ever he feels like it...and there's no better time than the most insane-making time of the year. Presenting...Roddy Piper singing the 12 Days of Christmas....the violent version...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bill and Ted are Back with a BOOM

The teaser went out wasn't much of a teaser. We all know we live in a magical time when any of our childhood loves can suddenly resurrect to either usher in a bright new dawn (lasting about 3 weeks to a year) or bring on an apocalypse of dorky whining that will have us plugging our ears and running out of rooms going LALALALALALALALA for the foreseeable future. Boom! Studios is known for ushering in the all we trust Baysplosions...

Boom writes in:

We are indeed launching a new Bill & Ted comic book series, set to debut in March. The six-issue miniseries is called Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and is set after the events of both films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. In this series, Bill & Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration of galactic harmony, and they start by using their time machine to travel to the 27th century to turn a young Chuck De Nomolos into a fan of Wyld Stallyns. 

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Activity Book Returns

Love Marvel’s influential 1980s classic Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars? Do you enjoy puzzles and games? Do you like FUN?! If you said yes to any of the above, have we got a book for you! Relive the unbridled joy of being a child of the 1980s with the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ACTIVITY BOOK as it makes its triumphant return in 2015!

Time travel back to a simpler time and discover – or rediscover – the magic of the 1980s with this radical replica collection of coloring books, activities, and sticker albums and stamp books! It’s got games, it’s got adventures, it’s got posters – it’s even got stickers! All it needs now is you!

Back in the 1980s, Marvel produced a number of totally tubular activity and coloring books to coincide with the release of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. With a brand-new Secret Wars on the horizon for 2015, there’s never been a better time to bring back these action-packed adventures where YOU CONTROL THE ACTION!

WWE and Warner Bros Team Up for WWE Immortals

WWE and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are creating WWE Immortals, a free-to-play mobile game that will feature epic Superstar battles in a fantastically re-imagined WWE world. WWE Immortals is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of the best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise and Injustice: Gods Among Us, in conjunction with Phosphor Game Studios, and will be available worldwide on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices in 2015.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Big Chief Studios: The Latest on Doctor Who & Sherlock 12 inch Action Figures

While Hot Toys continue their domination of Asia and, closer to home, nearly every damn collector's heart here in the states via Sideshow Collectibles, a little company called Big Chief Studios has been making a big noise across the pond with a range of BBC TV based 12 inch action figures with likenesses that take down all comers. Our buddies at Big Chief set up camp at MCM Birmingham Comic Con nearly two weeks back and displayed their latest and greatest from both Doctor Who and Sherlock lines. Prepare to throw your money at the screen...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Legends of Kickstarter: The Fart Flinger Gun

If I were a network anchorman, I'd start this story by saying "Some Kickstarter campaigns are terrible. This one...down right stinks." ...but I am not that white, so we won't do that. NOT TODAY! Today, my friends, we receive word from some enterprising folks who boast the ability to harness the power of human gaseous expulsions and wield them like a weapon. Yes...we are talking about a fart gun. A real one. This is not The Onion. Stop checking.

The pitch reads as follows:

A prankster can only do so much when it comes to playing smelly pranks. Well today a new toy promises to reinvent one of the most cherished pranks. Fart Flinger is a toy gun designed to capture those smelly gases with ease and shoot them at unsuspected victims. The toy is made of BPA friendly plastic and is children safe. Check out the really, ridiculously horrible pitch video...


Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive. But what they don’t know  is that she hasn’t made it out of the building alone; within her she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. A perfect location for the virus to be reborn in all its splendor. It will take on new and even more deadly forms, setting the scene for horrors we could only have imagined, before finally revealing its true nature. The apocalypse has just begun…

2014 Holiday Buying Guide: A Little Baymax In Your Life

We are about to spiral headlong into a series of articles outlining some holiday buying suggestions to guarantee the mega geek in your life is grinning ear to ear when the wrapping paper flies on that faithful day. To kick things off, we'll take a look at a little robot who made a lot of noise on the big screen as of late, melting hearts and pounding enemies all at once. He's Baymax from Big Hero 6. Bandai nabbed the license, creating a full line of action figures and fun collectibles along side the expected wave of Disney Store exclusives which seemed to be almost exactly like Bandai's line! Odd stuff. Today we pour over Deluxe Flying Baymax, our pick for the Baymax with the most bang for your buck, packing in decent articulation, excellent paints, a perfect sculpt and little bells and whistles you will love.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

DC Comics Girls Makeup Packs

Mark another product line into your "stealth release" logs. Wandering into Five Below always reveals a multitude of pop culture products...some I've seen before and am now ecstatic to find at deep discount...and some I've never seen before and wondered how the initial release slipped past me and allllll the geeks I know...because that's a pretty long list! You see, by the time an item reaches Five Below, we can assume it has enjoyed a wide release with as much or as little fanfare as the manufacturer will allow, then several month languishing on the pegs before the remainder is closed out to our discounty friends. After a bit of research, we discovered this DC Comics Girls line of nail polish, lip ka-balms, lip gloss and press on nails turned up in Walmart as far back as September (or at least that's where it was spotted by Nouveau Cheap Blogspot). Now, in their new home at Five Below, thrifty super women and young ladies can enjoy the line at three dollars a pop.

Blizzard to Hold Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Tournament with Good Gaming

GOOD GAMING, has secured an officially licensed Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Amateur Open Tournament with Blizzard Entertainment.

The tournament gives gamers of all levels the opportunity to test their competitive skills and battle for a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Qualifying rounds for the Good Gaming $10,000 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Amateur Open are scheduled to begin Friday, December 19th, 2014.

Terminator: Genisys Trailer & Poster Premiere

So...WHOOOOO was betting they were going to pull a Star Trek and poison the timeline to rewrite the whole story line? Not me! Paramount unleashed their full length trailer for Terminator: Genisys today and my feelings are...mixed. No reall OO or AHH! moments. I'm still hopeful this one will pack in the fun left behind in the last instalment, which seemed to be big on explosions and chaos and light on the "thrill ride". Will I see it? Hell I guess any point I make for or against is invalid! Jump on in for the eye candy...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DC Comics Block Figures Sneak Onto Toy Shelves

It's rare these days that a licensed product could slip into retail stores without rabid fans of said license freaking out about it and blowing up the internet. With that in mind, I was shocked to find few people had known Underoos had made a fairly silent come back when we ventured into the heart of darkness (AKA Hot Topic...which is a dark store..not being funny!) and shot those pics of He-Man, Wonder Woman and Captain America skivies. That was a very short time ago, but now we are constantly wondering what other licensed merch might be sneaking around out there just waiting to be discovered. It wasn't long before we found more fun stuff!

The Terminator: Genisys Trailer Arrives This Thursday: Teaser is LIVE

Are you psyched for it for fun with endoskeletons in a dark, post apocalyptic future we seemingly have no hope of escaping??? Maybe a little? least a little. We know that last installment was chock full of men howling toward the night sky and not much else in the way of content, but you can't deny the action was absolutely up to snuff. That said, we've got high hopes for Terminator: Genisys..with or without the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger's now legendary robot alter ego (but he's in it's prepare yourself). Paramount is counting down the seconds til this Thursday's trailer release and has sent over a sweet lil motion poster to tide you over...

Jem and the Holograms Get a Reboot by IDW Comics

IDW Publishing is excited to expand its long relationship with Hasbro and welcome JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS to the world of comic books. Starting in March 2015, Jem and company will star in their first ongoing series! The creative team bringing this world full of fashion, art, action, and style to life is writer Kelly Thompson (Storykiller, The Girl Who Would Be King) and artist Ross Campbell (Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with subscription covers by Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Kitty and Dino).

It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound… But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Has Arrived: Stills and Trailer are LIVE

Why companies insist on premiering their trailers on Apple is beyond me...unless I'm the only one who experiences lag when i watch trailers there. My gear is crap. Luckily, Youtube to the rescue. ANYWAY..IT IS HERE!!! Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens AKA "The One Without George Lucas" now has a teaser trailer live on the interwebs, ready to snap it in two faster than 100 shiny Kardashian butts. BREAK THE INTERNET MY WANA BE JEDI AND SITH BRETHREN!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Screening Locations

And now, a new episode of I LOVE LIVING IN THE FUTURE!! In this episode, Director J.J. Abrams takes to his Twitter account to deliver the following, very direct message, as seen on your left. Understandably, the internet pees itself. Now the countdown is on til the weekend hits and, with bellies still overstuffed with dry as all hell turkey and box stuffing, we waddle out to the local movie theater and buy a ticket for WHATEVER, just so we can see a glimpse of what is to come from the worlds of Jedi and Sith. Now... we answer the most important question of all....will this magical 88 second teaser be screening anywhere near YOU...

Hasbro's First 3.75 inch Marvel Infinite Series Action Figures for 2015

San Diego Comic-Con always comes packed with surprises and long awaited reveals from Hasbro, particularly for their Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios action figure lines. This year, fans were thrilled to hear that even thought the emphasis seemed to be squarely on the 6 inch scaled Marvel Legends for the foreseeable future, the a 3.75 inch line would march on to retail. At their presentation and in their display cases, Marvel revealed new figures including The Beast as he appeared when he first turned blue and fuzzy..and even grey and fuzzy, Sandman in both sand and flesh/ full color forms, Black Cat, Big Time Spider-Man and Bishop. Now pre-order listings round out the series...

The Jurassic World Trailer

June 12th. WATCH. More info below after you are done drooling.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Footage- Ace Chemicals Infiltration Part 1

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman™: Arkham Knight, which features Batman learning about his new foe the Arkham Knight as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video, titled The Official Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration – Pt. 1, highlights new game features including the new Fear Takedown maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode. Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.

2014 Holiday Buying Guide: Geek Up Your Home with NEW Holiday Items

It used to be my favorite time of year was just after Halloween, when all those amazing, creepy creations went on deep discount and you could fill your cart with junk you don't need....but you can't say no to! As I get older, I've come to appreciate the retailer's change of holiday isles and more importantly, what geektastic new products they hide among the isles of candies, decorations and dancing critters. This year you would expect an explosion of dork-themed items on shelves, what with the explosion of our movies at the box office and full infiltration of TV, but it seems some stores get it, and some stores are hesitant to pull that trigger. Here's a breakdown of killer holiday items we found in stores this year...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Godzilla Comes Home for the Holidays with El Rey's Kaiju Christmas Marathon

It's pretty awesome living in a time when the people who love the same things we do are making most of the media we crave. Case in point, a Mr. Robert Rodriguez who started his own TV network, launching with a series based on From Dusk til Dawn, a tale of bad men going up against ancient vampires. Could you imagine something like this getting a series 10 years ago??!! Now, Rodriguez uses his network to celebrate the holidays in a way that kicks so much ass, well...there will be no asses left to kick. Ditch that Christmas Story marathon. Let's start a new tradition!

Gentle Giant Dives Into Marvel's Secret Wars with Jumbo Retro Action Figures

While Marvel Comics is about to blast headlong into yet another Secret War, Gentle Giant prefer to remember the original event that introduced Spider-Man's black costume, birthed a new baddie for She-Hulk to pound on and answered the question....what would happen if you dump a mountain on top of The Hulk? Marvel's Secret Wars was crazy fun for me as a kid and now, our statue making friends will rekindle that love with jumbo 12 inch reproductions of what were really the first straight up Marvel action figures for most of us! The line kicks off with Black Suited Spider-Man, due out the third quarter of 2015. Here's the skinny...

Funko's Alien Invasion: X-Files and Lilo & Stitch Arrive

Is it true? Did we really go 2 weeks without talking about FUNKO and their army of really, ridiculously adorable plastics? Insane. The stresses of the holidays must be getting to me..or maybe..THEY JUST MAKE TOO MANY TOYS TO KEEP UP WITH!! Maybe a lil of both. This week, Funko drops word of their tiny, adorable alien invasion including one property clearly meant to melt your heart and another with legions of fans who haven't been serviced in a crazy long time.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exhibition of Painted Subway Trains Opens November 22 in Grand Central Terminal

Bigshot Toyworks and PIQ Products present All City Style: The Grand Slam, an art show of one-of-a-kind custom painted All City Style subway train models. The Grand Slam opens on November 22, 2014 at 4PM in the PIQ shop located in the Shuttle Passage of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The Grand Slam show runs concurrently with several different model train shows on display in NYC during the holiday season.

Celebrating the unique creative expressionism of late 20th century NYC, The Grand Slam art show brings viewers back to the days when each passing train exploded with color and style.  The Grand Slam showcases the works of the pivotal artists that pioneered this art form, as well as many others that have been inspired by the vibe, aesthetic and spirit of the past. The All City Style 20-inch-long subway train “canvas” allows these artists to express themselves freely while paying tribute to the movement and culture that inspired a generation.

UPGRADE: New Weapons for Crossbones

This one goes out to all the die hard Marvel Legends collectors who are getting beat up at every turn lately..whether it be from rising prices or must have figures put into exclusive sets. YOU SHALL BE AVENGED!! Not really...but know I feel your pain. Today, we take a look at our pal Crossbones from last year's San Diego Comi-Con Thunderbolts Marvel Legends action figure set. Knowing very little about the character, a fan of figures will instantly note the dude's buffness and want to compliment that with the biggest Liefeld-esque gun possible...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mezco's One:12 Collective Limited Edition Dark Knight Returns Batman

The One:12 Collective is proud to release details of their much anticipated exclusive, limited edition One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman figure to be sold only at This 1/12th scale fully posable collectible action figure is fashioned on a hyper-articulated body with over 30 points of articulation and costumed in an exclusive dark blue and grey real fabric costume brandishing the all black bat symbol as seen in The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.

Monday, November 17, 2014

HBO Orders Westworld To Series

We live in a time of unlikely projects being green lit. It's none the less amazing when something fairly obscure or just plain geek-cult-famous get's the thumbs up for film re-imagining/re-making/prequeling....and even more mind blowing when a network orders an entire season of something based on a killer concept from my past. Today, this has happened...and that image of a cowboy with a robot face forever etched into your brain will now have NEW LIFE....on HBO.

Friday, November 14, 2014

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League VS Bizarro League

In the follow-up to LEGO® Batman, The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, the Justice League is newly solidified yet faces a peculiar set of villains when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group release LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP.  The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League in Digital HD on February 24 via purchase from digital retailers.

Super7's Alien Soft Vinyl Glow in the Dark Figure

The Alien Soft Vinyl figure from Super7 and Secret Base returns! No one is safe! This glow-in-the-dark vinyl edition is made to order. Pre-Orders are open November 15th, 12noon PST – November 30th, 12midnight PST, $50 ea.

Super7 blew through the last version of this Alien Xenomorph this past October. That edition came in grey pearlescent vinyl with black paint rub and transparent vinyl you can imagine how fast a Glow in the Dark edition will move!

Get your finger on the trigger and hit up when the time comes!

Guardians of the Galaxy Lands December 9th

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release....and now we take it home as the epic film releases on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu on December you can play the dancing baby Groot scene over and over and over...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen....Underoos Have Returned

It is clear we are living in a golden age of geekiness when our movies take the top grosses at the box office, folks proudly display their fully tattoo'd bodies covered in characters from Marvel, Star Wars, My Little Pony and the like, and our favorite properties from childhoods past are celebrated with new toys that are released every damn week, assuring we will be forever poor in cash, but rich in awesome junk. Speaking of junk....HOW'D YOU LIKE TO BACK YOUR JUNK UP INTO SOME ADULT SIZED UNDEROOS??!! It's time to make some dreams come true....

I'm told Hot Topic's cache of Underoos started popping up around Halloween time (when most of you were dressing like slutty mice), but you'll forgive my lateness on this report as I barely ever venture into that bastion of tight back clothing lest I risk exiting thinking black eyeliner is a good look for me. Suffice to say, a tip from an awesome girl at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market had me in full search mode for an Oogie Boogie winter hat; a need so mighty I ventured to THE MALL.. and while seeking out the most awesome of head gear, found little pieces of my youth nestled in the corner, silently calling to my privates. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Batman: The Complete Television Series Unboxing Video

For years, we were forced to watch that same Bat-time...same Bat-channel. Now, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment answers the call of legions of batman fans who demanded more than action figures, busts and mini great as all those things are. We wanted the original show with the beautiful clarity only Blu-ray could bring....and's here. I weep the geekiest tears of joy. (Pre-order now and save 95 dollars!)

Geek Flea Invades Kearny, NJ November 15th

Just before Christmas music invades every corner of your life, GEEK FLEA WILL HAVE ITS DAY!!

Bummed Halloween is over? Never fear. Saturday, November 15th will bring with it all the fun of rubbing elbows with people in costumes coupled with the thrill of hunting down collectibles you always wanted (or never knew you needed), discovering new artists, participating in contests for amazing prizes and rocking down the isles to some killer music...all for the low low price of ZERO CENTS! That's costs no dollars to enter the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington in Kearny, New Jersey when Geek Flea takes over! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Yoshiki Debuts New Hello Kitty Theme Song Hello Hello at Hello Kitty Con 2014

Internationally acclaimed rock star Yoshiki, co-founder of the legendary band X Japan, premiered the theme song he wrote and composed for Hello Kitty, titled Hello Hello, at the opening celebration of Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first official Hello Kitty fan convention in the world.  Presented in conjunction with Target, Hello Kitty Con celebrates Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary and is being held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art), in Downtown Los Angeles from Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

Sanrio designer Yuko Yamaguchi first approached Yoshiki to write the song in 2008, however it was not until his performance this week that the song was shared with the public.  Yoshiki dedicated Hello Hello to Kunihiko Tsuji, the late VP of Sanrio and a close personal friend. The song will be released at a later date in multiple languages. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Holy Schmow! Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Available November 18th

Worldwide video game publisher, Little Orbit, together with Cartoon Network Enterprises, announced today that Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom has gone gold and is now in manufacturing.  The game will launch November 18, 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation TV, and Xbox 360, and will be available for download on Steam (PC), Nintendo eShop, The PlayStation Network and Xbox Marketplace Games on Demand. Developed by WayForward Technologies, the title is rated E10+ by the ESRB. 

Designer Con November 8-9th

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 70,000 sq. ft. and features over 300 vendors, art and custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators, Ayleen Gaspar and Ben Goretsky, strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us in November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!

Lionsgate Reminds Us of their Spooky Spirit

Happy Halloween!! Today, as you tromp through the pumpkin fields looking for an old god that seemingly only cartoon characters worship, we must remember those who add so much to our spookiest of genres. Folks like Lionsgate, who brought us a SAW movie every damn October, come hell or high water, for as long as it was possible...and then made two more! (wokka).

This year, Lionsgate is pushing 5 films sure to liven up any gathering of the dead and all are guaranteed to send your children screaming from the room so you can have some "adult time". Double win! LG packed the trailers for all 5 films into a handy little ap...hit the jump to play and find out how you can score a free copy of The Blair Witch Project...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween 2014: Everything We Could Find That Screams, Jumps & Boogies

HALLOWEEN is upon us once more!! For those of you that don't also write for spooky websites, or just live the spooky lifestyle 24-7, this is your one chance a year where you get to drape cobwebs, fire up 100 horror movies and do your best to very passively scare the bejezus out of the neighborhood kids. (Or not so passively. Our readers are awesome.) My favorite thing to do this time of year is tour the Halloween isles of any given store that might have things that jump, wobble, scream...and dance like they always wanted to dance but their 8 legged parents frowned on it. Yes, the costume isles are great, but when you go to conventions year round, you get your fill of awesome, better made creations. An endless row of buttons to push is waaaay more amusing. Today we celebrate the odd creations from those companies whose names we never explore, who put the "Halloween" theme music on little bear dolls wearing Jason masks and decide that "Moves Like Jagger" would be a killer anthem for a creepy season. Hit the jump to take it all in...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marvel Announces Films Schedule into 2019

We can't be every where, so on days like this, we are glad we have folks like Steve "Frosty" Weintraub from Collider sitting front and center when a load of Marvel news is being dropped on press and fans alike at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood. The event kicked off with the chill inducing trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which showed the union between Marvel and Disney could birth the creepiest covers of Disney animated movie songs imaginable as "I Got No Strings" echoed out over scenes of chaos and ...basically people screaming or fighting for their lives. AWESOME!

A Look Inside Disney's INTO THE WOODS

It's getting so any Disney release these days is a major event, and with our readers eating up every bit of info on each film launch, it is well warranted! Recently, the stars of Into The Woods showed off their movie looks across the internet. Now, we get a peek inside the film with plenty of gorgeous visuals and music that will make your heart go all mushy..and Johnny Depp who looks ready to sing "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"...

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

New School Thundercats Coming To Blu-ray

ThunderCats Ho! Warner Archive Collection is proud to offer an all-new Blu-ray edition of “ThunderCats: The Complete Series,” the 2011 reimagining of the classic 1980s animation action series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “ThunderCats: The Complete Series” will street on November 11, 2014 with pre-orders now available via (

Friday, October 24, 2014

Quantum Mechanix Cutifies The Ghostbusters

In a world where ANYTHING can be cutified by the all powerful cutification rays of Funko, turning all manor of our childhood dreams into Pop! Vinyl Figures, one company would dare step forward and shout "WE CAN MAKE THAT EVEN CUTER!!" Funko had tackled the boys in grey a short time back, and now Quantum Mechanix put their stamp on our beloved Ghostbusters in a format that will have you throwing money at the screen...

Peter Venkman, PhD, may be a hedonist and an incessant womanizer. But his extroversion and gift of gab provide the Ghostbusters with leadership and very dry humor.

Friday, October 10, 2014

NYCC 2014: The LEGO Bionicle Mystery

We here at Idle Hands do our very best to shoot a little bit of everything among the thousands of pictures we blast at any given event. Some of the things we shoot, we know will be a big hit, and so we go to great lengths to cover every inch of it. Other things, we are just making sure you see all the awesome, grab one shot of everything as we slide through, and move along as fast as we can. Of course LEGO was on our "To-Do" list for the show, but when we dropped by and only saw a giant LEGO mask, we shot it and moved along. ......20 thousand views later...

We assumed you LEGO freaks already knew everything coming from your favorite company for the next year, and so we certainly didn't think a mask would drive you to new lengths of happy...but it did, and we are proud to have participated in said happy. Yesterday we doubled back and found our mysterious yellow mask had some little friends, so we shot the holy hell out of them. Here are the goods...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NYCC 2014: MEGA Bloks Get Despicable Me 2

This would be one of those times when I'm going...mayyyybe this is news...and mayyyybe this isn't..but it's surely the first time I've heard of it so chances are, a lot of you didn't know either. Alongside Spongebob Squarepants sets that have been out for months and HALO stuffs that COULD be new but hell, it all looks the same to me, were some brilliant Despicable Me 2 construction sets from our buds at MEGA. How cool are they? One of the sets had the whole desk on fire scene. You could practically hear the beedo's coming from the lil guy's mouth. Adorkable. Check it out...

NYCC 2014: McFarlane's Next Walking Dead Action Figure Waves

New York Comic Con is at an odd time of year when companies are pitching all their new toys for the foreseeable future to retailers across the globe, but a lot of their releases have already been revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. This means a lot of what you see at NYCC has already been seen..with some exceptions. McFarlane is pushing their construction toy lineup hardcore at the show, dominating most of their display cases. We don't really shoot the sports stuff because..sports..and we've seen the Assassin's Creed and HALO stuff before. That leaves us to pour over the Walking Dead display to see if there is something new we can drool over. SCORE.