Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NECA Launches DC Comics 7 inch Action Figure Bundles

Remember that 7 inch Keaton Batman Action Figure you were agonizing over not so long ago? How they sold out almost instantly online and then the hunt was on from store to store trying to score JUST ONE of these elusive figures? Welp, time to relive that fun! NECA just dropped a small pile of Warner Bros exclusive 7 inch action figure and DVD packs onto Ebay and once word gets out, we expect them to vanish like a ninja throwing down a smoke bomb.

Jakks Pacific Scales Up With Batman V Superman

JAKKS Pacifics line of "Big-Figs" took consumers by surprise some years back. While most companies were shrinking down to 3.75 inch size and cutting back on articulation and paints to drop their price point and maximize their peg space in retail stores, JAKKS went....TOTALLY in the other direction, but with similar thoughts in mind. Their line of large scale figures may be light on paint applications, but you can't deny the level if detail they bring in at that scale..or the fun of a MASSIVE figure of your favorite pop culture icon..or the super low price! Now JAKKS tackles the long awaited Batman V Superman feaure film from Warner Bros and upon first glance, I'd say they are going to be putting out some of the best stuff on the market.

Amadeus Cho is the... Totally.. Awesome.. Hulk?

He's been red, grey, red and green...a gangster, smart, mindless and raging. Now, Amadeus Cho (whose mom was likely just introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron) one of the smartest people on the planet is stepping into the Jade Giant's shoes in a comic with a title torn straight from the 80's and seemingly designed to scream "COME ON, GIVE ME YOUR HATE!!" at fanboys everywhere. It's... Totally Awesome Hulk... and while the powerhouse team of Pak and Cho are enough to make me full lemur, the poster art strewn about New York Comic Con had many a fan saying WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??!! Marvel is never gentle with the band aid. They just rip it right off. Mean bastards.

Bioware Launches Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire

BioWare™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced the launch of the new Digital Expansion for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, Knights of the Fallen Empire.  Free* for all subscribers, Knights of the Fallen Empire is a return to a deeper, more personal experience that delivers on the hallmarks of BioWare-style storytelling. Players create their own adventure to new planets in the outer rim of the galaxy, meet companions and recruit them as allies, make choices that have the power to change destiny, and determine the fate of the galaxy. The expansion includes the first nine chapters of an evolving player-driven storyline, with new chapters continuing to release episodically.

Dhalsim Joins Street Fighter V

Revealed today during the Sony press conference at Paris Games Week, a host of brand new information for Street Fighter V was shared. Yoshinori Ono took to the stage to confirm that the title will be launching across Europe and North America on February 16, 2016! Additionally, everyone’s favorite yoga-inspired fighter, Dhalsim, has stretched his way into the Street Fighter V roster. Attendees at Paris Games Week will have the opportunity to play the first ever demo build featuring Dhalsim, as well all of the previously confirmed characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid, Karin, Zangief and Laura.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Want to See an Animated Dragon's Lair Movie?

To a kid drinking in entire worlds of 8bit graphics in arcades across Brooklyn, the amazing animation fueling the action of Dragon's Lair was mindblowing. The game had a fairly dark sense of humor (and some adult art in regards to the heroine), setting it apart from cartoons we'd see on TV and in movies, cementing fond memories of gameplay and leaving behind legions of loyal fans who would go on to make action figures, art and cosplay characters, always there to tell the creators we would never forget. Welp...I think it finally sank in! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Elvira Hypes Halloween Comic Fest!

Are you a fan of Free Comic Book Day? Well Halloween Comic Fest is looming with lots of the things you love about the yearly celebration of comic stores and the paneled pages they sling to fans daily. Here's Elvira to get you all fired up for this year's fiendish festivities!

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection

The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection (save $30 by pre-ordering now!) invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark Tattoo from Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and much more!

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer Shambles Forth

The books were all anyone would talk about some years back and the TRAILER for the books was a thing of brilliance! Now Sony Pictures is preparing rabid zombie fans for the coming of the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, heading to theaters February 5th, 216!

Watch ARK: Survival Evolved's ‘THE LAST STAND’ Finale Today!

SotF_Trophy_LastStand2.jpgToday, you can actually tell your friends you aren't leaving the house because of SPORTS!! Studio Wildcard has finalized today its most robust and impressive online multiplayer tournament ever, with 250-plus Survivors simultaneously battling to the death in this final chapter of the ARK: Survival of the Fittest 2015 competition.

Join Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Studio Wildcard’s Kayd Hendricks and Bikeman as they shoutcast “The Last Stand” tournament finale on ARK’s Twitch channel from 11 am-4 pm PST, Saturday, October 24. With 250-plus survivors, including 70 Twitch streamers such as Anthony, Ellohime, SeriousGaming, and Fairlight, and more than 160 qualifying contestants -- players will wage all-out dinosaur warfare for a fantastic trophy and more than $75,000 in cash & prizes. Who will reign supreme among the best Survivors in the world and bring home the trophy? Thanks goes to tournament corporate sponsors including Cyber PC, NVidia, Logitech, and Nitrado.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mezco's One:12 Collective Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mutant Leader Action Figure

After leveling the gang called the Mutants from within the armored tank-like Batmobile, Batman is challenged to a one on one fight by the gang's leader; it's a fight the aged Batman is not sure he can win. The vicious battle takes place in the Gotham City Dump and leaves Batman defeated and broken in one of comicdoms most epic conflicts, and introduces a new villain to the Dark Knight's Rogues Gallery. With an army of anarchistic punks at his command, overwhelming speed and strength the Mutant Leader is a whole new breed of criminal. 

Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny comic likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a leather like outfit to create an amazingly accurate collectable.

Destination America Assembles All-Star Talent for Exorcism: LIVE!

It took 12 Jesuit priests four months to exorcise Roland Doe of the demons that possessed him. The real-life horror story went on to inspire the book and the movie The Exorcist. Now, 66 years after the original event, a new generation of paranormal experts will return to the home where it all happened to conduct the first-ever live televised exorcism in U.S. history and cleanse the house once and for all. EXORCISM: LIVE! airs Friday, October 30 at 9/8c on Destination America, the #1 home for paranormal programming this fall.

Paranormal Activity Virtual Reality Game to Debut at AMC Theatres

Today, VRWERX, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and AMC Theatres® (NYSE: AMC), announced it will be bringing the new Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo to movie theatres across the United States. FromOctober 22 - 24, the game demo will be available to play for free on the HTC Vive powered by SteamVR in select AMC locations in major markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston and San Francisco, giving moviegoers the unique opportunity to experience the immersive first-person virtual reality survival horror game before it is released to the public. The game’s demo debut at AMC will coincide with the release of the newest film in the popular franchise, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” which opens October 22 with 7:00 p.m. showings.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Launches Today

Little Orbit today announced the all-new, real-time, fully 3D action-oriented adventure game Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations is now available on Xbox One®, PlayStation® 4, And Nintendo Wii U™, Xbox 360®,Playstation® 3 and Nintendo 3DS™ at both traditional and online retailers.  The game ranges from $29.99 (3DS) to $39.99 (PS3, 360, Nintendo WiiU) and $49.99 (PS4, Xbox One).

The Starz Evil Dead Movie Marathon

Setting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead,” Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell (Ash). The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.

The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead at 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ. This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prepare for A Flood of Geeky Tears.. The Star Wars: Force Awakens Trailer Is HERE

From the first images of the film to the quick flashes of brilliance and a rolling BB-8 that created instant, rekindled luvs for all droids to the teaser out of San Diego Comic Con that made many a grown dork blubbery and now, my friends, the time has come to drink in the full HD amazing that shows off just what we are in for with a gorgeous, modern tale existing within the legendary Star Wars mythos which brings old favorites back to fight alongside new heroes. It's shot with amazing strikes all the right chords and right now, as tickets go on sale across America, it is breaking the internet. Let's watch the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

SLENDER: THE ARRIVAL Haunting Wii U Gamers October 22

As people around the world gear up for Halloween, Wii U gamers are in for a terrifying treat as Blue Isle Studios announced today that its survival horror game Slender: The Arrival is launching for the Wii U system in North America on October 22.
Nintendo gamers will now get their chance to experience the official video game adaptation of the Internet horror phenomenon, and will also benefit from an exclusive new addition – the immersive new use of the Wii Remote as the in-game flashlight. By moving the Wii Remote, players can control the in-game light to shine weak light onto the dark, haunting world of Slender Man in a search for clues in this mystery.

Make Dino Babies in ARK: Survival Evolved

From the development team that never sleeps, Studio Wildcard today has unveiled significant new additions to the survival-adventure ARK: Survival Evolved. Now playable in the Early Access build is the player’s ability to breed dinosaur babies in real-time and the debut of the new “Terror of the Deep” Mosasaurus.

The Cinematic Universe of Godzilla, King Kong and Iconic Mega Monsters

Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

Arrow Season 3 and Flash Season 1 Soundtracks Drop October 20th

La-La Land Records is proud to announce the release of THE FLASH Season 1 - Original Television Soundtrack and ARROW Season 3 - Original Television Soundtrack.  Both albums are 2-CD limited edition sets (3000 units) composed by Blake Neely (BLINDSPOT, SUPERGIRL).  As a special bonus, both releases contain music from THE FLASH VS. ARROW crossover episodes, with Part One appearing on THE FLASH album and Part Two appearing on the ARROW recording.  Both sets will be available exclusively at on October 20th and major music retail outlets on October 27, 2015.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rock and Shock Announces Films Schedule, Band Signings & Contests

With the weekend quickly approaching, the three day Horror and Music Convention ROCK AND SHOCK (October 16,17 and 18) has announced the final lineups for a killer film festival, meet and greet opportunities with bands, programming to suit fans of all ages and hourly contests and giveaways to assure your weekend is packed with spooky fun AND you leave with a little something extra!

Friday, October 9, 2015

NYCC 2015: All Those Wonderful TOYS

While it may look like we've ratcheted down to half-speed while we gather all the awesome from New York Comic Con 2015, that couldn't be farther from the truth! If you are following @Paulnomad on Instagram, you've gotten a glimpse of all the coolest and craziest items I've come across on the show floor. Want more? How about 32 albums packed with toys from Mezco, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, WETA, Suburban Vinyl, Funko, McFarlane and more! Jump into our FLICKR GALLERIES and spend your Saturday drooling over all the toys heading to your favorite retailers in the near future! You should also be following @idlehandsblog and @nomadixxx on Twitter for all the insanity! Here's a taste of what we've posted so far...

NYCC 2015: Diamond Select Rolls Out Gotham, X-Files and More

HarleyQuinnBankIt’s October in New York City (and everywhere else), and New York Comic-Con will see the first public appearance of a whole slew of new products from Diamond Select Toys! Gotham, The X-Files, Back to the Future, Mass Effect, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and of course Marvel will all have new items on display at NYCC 2015, plus more breaking items to be announced! All of the following items are available to pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer (or, with release dates in spring of 2016. Come by booth 1644 to see them in person!

NYCC 2015: MTV's Teen Wolf Teases Season 5 Part 2

MTV announced today to a packed room of screaming fans at New York Comic Con that hit drama series “Teen Wolf” will return to MTV for the second half of season five on a brand new day Tuesday, January 5th at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. During the panel moderated by TV Line’s Andy Swift, fans got a first-look at the second half of the season, which promises to be electrifying.

Today’s panel at New York Comic Con kicked off with a bang. Following the release of the explosive trailer, cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry and Cody Christian took the stage alongside Executive Producer Jeff Davis – only to be interrupted by the one and only JR Bourne. His surprise appearance sent the howling fans into yet another frenzy and hinted at more twists and turns to come in the second half of season five.

Ash vs Evil Dead... The POP UP BOOK

Days like's good to be the press. Mystery boxes are the best part of the job and when you have as short an attention span as I do, it's very easy to forget when someone asks for your address to send you "something"! Today, a plain little brown box showed up via my favorite Fed Ex delivery guy with a stamp on the front that read "TIME SENSITIVE MATERIALS" and the name STARZ below it. Forgetting that Starz is soon to be home to a man known as @GroovyBruce for his new show Ash vs Evil Dead, I popped it open...and was not ready. The "What's In The BOOOOX" scene in Seven? Forget it. The odd glow coming from the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Pales in comparison. My Starz has gifted us with a freakin POP UP BOOK with the car that went to hell and back, a Deadite popping out of a shower and the man himself, Ashley Williams, complete with blazing chainsaw. Yes, I am in the middle of New York Comic Con coverage at the moment (filling up our Flickr as we speak), but I had to take some time to show off this little slice of fried gold. Jump in below and watch the video!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NYCC 2015: LEGO's Nexo Knights

As New York Comic Con opens it's doors on their first day for 2015, fans are now experiencing what we call"geek overload" which is the semi-adult version of a kid walking into a great toy store and being told PICK ONE THING. ANY ONE THING. Amid the men in tights, monsters with 5000 teeth and world stomping robots is a little company called LEGO and their modest announcement of a new toy line, in the form of a lil purple castle. Welcome to LEGO Nexo Knights!

The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436). 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NYCC 2015: Science Channel's SECRET SPACE ESCAPES

New York Comic-Con audiences will get an exciting and exclusive first-look at Science Channel’s all-new series, SECRET SPACE ESCAPES, on Saturday, October 10 at 5:15 PM in Room 1A21. The panel will feature astronauts and space travelers Robert Curbeam, Jerry Linenger and Soyeon Yi with Alex George, Tech Editor for Popular Mechanics, serving as moderator.

The panel will reveal never-before-seen footage and rare first-hand accounts by the people who lived and endured the harrowing near misses, toxic contamination, fires in space, outages and landings gone wrong. In addition, fans will be treated to a special appearance from one astronaut who gives singer David Bowie a run for his money.

New Jersey Getting a Taste of Comic Con

On the heels of producing their seventh and most successful Long Beach Comic Con in California last month, MAD Event Management is proud to announce their debut on the East Coast with the New Jersey Comic Expo, the biggest event of its kind ever to hit the Garden State, Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.

The New Jersey Comic Expo is a family-friendly celebration of the rich culture of comic books, and is the place for comic fans, geeks, and creatives of New Jersey to come together as a community and revel in the fun and entertainment that MAD Event Management has become synonymous with. A virtual who’s who of incredible publishing companies, writers and artists will be alongside celebrity guests from the world of television and film.

ARK Delivers Flying Dino Battleship and Steam Sale

One of the most ingenious online multi-player games in recent years is about to get a lot more interesting. For those who haven't jumped in yet, you've been missing giant apes wearing hats, rolling dinos, Mammoths, TRex's (naturally), Raptors as far as the eye can see..and my favorite..THE BROOD MOTHER; a giant spider monster that rains her babies across the landscape. You jump in nearly naked and gather supplies for everything from clothing to armor, spears and axes to guns...form a tribe and build a fortress to keep trolls from raiding! They've even introduced a "Hunger Games" type mode where everyone battles to the death with a timer counting down.

After last week’s massive update to ARK: Survival Evolved – with two new climate-specific areas the “Swamp” and “Snow” biomes – the Studio Wildcard team has let loose the newest dinosaur on the island, the massive flying battleship dino “Quetzalcoatlus.” Known to his friends simply as “Quetz” this gigantic creature can safely carry vast amounts of supplies, creatures and ARK survivors from one base to another. Current players can update their game then scour the skies to locate the rare Quetz flying among the clouds. New players can start the epic survivor-adventure ARK: Survival Evolved during its limited-time sale through Thursday on Steam for $19.99 (33% off standard price).

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NYCC 2015: MTV's Schedule Featuring Teen Wolf and Shannara Chronicles

MTV today announced its New York Comic Con lineup for October 9 and 10, featuring the return of “Teen Wolf” and the highly-anticipated convention debut of the new epic Sci-Fi/Fantasy drama, “The Shannara Chronicles.”  Each can’t-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.  Additionally, both casts will be signing exclusive New York Comic Con collector’s edition items.  The network also released the first key art image for “The Shannara Chronicles” today.

NYCC 2015: Big Kev's Geek Stuff Announce Show Exclusives

Big Kev's Geek Stuff is a podcast that's been around for as long as I can remember. Instead of rumbling around yelling at the YouTubers to get off their lawn, they are constantly looking for ways to engage the public with creations dreamed up by independent artists, and New York Comic Con has been a showcase for such talent for many years now. 2015 is set to be another excellent showing with art by Rich Page, Taylored Curiosities, George Vega and Brandy Dixon.

Rich Page from Ume Toys ( is again contributing an epic piece for this years convention.  Introducing Sofia Margherita, limited to ten slices only for $40 a piece!

Our second New York Comic Con Exclsuive this year is by 2015 DTA finalist is by Taylored Curiosities. Introducing 2 new limited edition Coralite sets that will be available at our booth alogn with several other collectibles by this amazing artist!

Monday, October 5, 2015

NYCC 2015: BOOM! Studios Announces Pre-Show Event, Talent, and Panels

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce a pre-show event, panels, exclusives, and list of talent for the 2015 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side during the weekend of October 8-11.

Anchoring the publisher’s presence at New York Comic-Con, BOOM! has partnered with several comics retailers for New York Comic Con exclusives and a pre-show signing event.

Midtown Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2036) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) to Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s The Spire #1, while Newbury Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2945) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) to The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag Special.