Saturday, December 31, 2016

Life In a Time of MADBALLS

Here at Idle hands, we often celebrate the fantastic times we live in, with mountains of geeky media to inhale with outstretched gimme hands on a daily basis. There's no greater evidence that we live in the golden era of dorkdom than THREE companies releasing Madballs items, simultaneously. THREE!!! That's three times the retro creepy toy fun, and in some cases, times 2 again as each company has more than one product releasing from the license, allowing the newly interested ball-enthusiast to have an instant collection over night. Let's check out who's got what...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Female Ghostbusters Movie Crew Come to Comics

After making their cinematic debut this summer, the latest iteration of Ghostbusters will now answer a new call in 2017, appearing for the first time alongside the original Ghostbusters in -- Ghostbusters 101: a new comic book series launching in March 2017.

The ghostbusting team of Holtzmann, Yates, Tolan, and Gilbert will cross paths with Venkman, Stantz, Zeddemore, and Spengler – in a brand new comic book series set in the long-running IDW continuity from the fan-favorite, critically-acclaimed, and prolific Ghostbusters comics creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado who have written and drawn the IDW comics for the past five years.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ducktales Reboot Voice Cast Includes a Doctor, a Gooch & a B-Boy Skeleton

Top-billed actors will bring the beloved characters of McDuck Manor to life in the all-new animated comedy series "DuckTales," premiering in Summer 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Leading the quack pack on globe-trotting adventures are David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of mischief-making Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley; and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack. The cast was revealed today in a video of the actors singing a rendition of the original "DuckTales" theme song. Dive in for the musics!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer is EVERYTHING

Marvel Studios Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Stills
There are areas of the Marvel Universe that have made it to the big screen and yet, never quite captured the full perfection of its comic book counterparts. The X-Men stand as the most glaring abuse with countless films that ignore the core systems that made the comic so popular in favor of explosions, FX gimmicks that never fully pull the trigger and over use of a shirtless Hugh Jackman. Spider-Man has been another pitiable character with countless award winning comics and yet, each film crew seems to understand how to capture part of that magic, but not the whole mindblowing experience. There always seemed to be something missing. Now, we've come to the first trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man: Homecoming. I've had very few expectations going in. Peter Parker's debut in Captain America: Civil War was extremely satisfying but we'd not fully seen his world. Now we get a nice, long look...and it's everything I've always wanted.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser Trailer Goes Live

Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser Trailer
Who's ready for BAYSPLOSIONS??!! The next installment in the epic Transformers movie franchise is set to hit screens June 23, 2017..which will be here...practically tomorrow, so that means we have to start fast tracking loads of bombastic TEASER TRAILERS!!! This first one is cryptic and fairly intriguing with a voice over by Sir Anthony Hopkins, making the whole thing deja vu inducing and awesome all at once. SO CONFLICTED!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Teaser Trailer Brings Tentacle Monsters, Mantis and Baby Groot Funnies

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Teaser trailer 2 Baby Groot
Where the first teaser trailer gave us warm fuzzies, James Gunn seeks to assure us that Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not taking itself least... 80% of the time. You ready for more A hole action?

This coming May, 2017, welcome back Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and a rambunctious, apparently over stimulated baby Groot as they fight alongside and/or do battle with Mantis, Yondu and the Ravagers, Nebula, Taserface and EGO..the frakking Living Planet. That enough action for one movie? Apparently not. Here's the gang fighting a giant tentacle monster. You're Welcome.

The Last Of Us Part 2 Trailer Will Make You Weep

The Last Of Us Part 2 Trailer
These days, it's not incredibly difficult to create a video game trailer that will bring a crowd to their feet cheering and laughing and celebrating even with a year + to the title's release. Video game fans are vocal and enthusiastic and when they see something they like, they lose their damn minds. On the other hand, it is far more rare to watch a trailer play and know it will cause massive crowds of gamers to fall dead silent. Last Of Us Part 2 did just that today.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Video Game Trailer LIVES *UPDATED

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Video Game
*Updated with game features at 3pm est
**Updated with Official press Release at 3:39pm est

Rumors of a NEW Marvel vs Capcom game have been rumbling around for quite some time, with questions centered around who Marvel would allow front and center for this epic video game throwdown. Those with fond memories of Wolverine's "Berserker Barrage" could shelve that enthusiasm, along with dreams of the return of Sabretooth, Juggernaut and the rest of the X-Men Universe. Those with visions of Fantastic Four heroes and villains...will face a similar let down, to be sure. Of course all this is not set in stone, but as the FOX/Marvel rift still remains, it seems unlikely anyone not owned (at least in part ...lookin at you Spidey) by Marvel Studios would be left on the bench. Still...HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE WE GOT AN AWESOME VIDEO GAME WITH MARVEL COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS??!!'s time. And as expected, it is glorious...

Friday, December 2, 2016

Possible First Advertising Image from Thor: Ragnarok

HOLY is time. Maybe. Possibly. No idea where this came from but it landed squarely in my email box and I've been geeking out over it ever since. It's no surprise to people that have been keeping tabs that Hulk will get his due screen time in the third Thor film, after both were absent from Captain America: Civil War, but people were wondering just how much we might see the two titanic brawlers side-by-side. This new image might shed some light...or just make the lot of you skeptical that this is what we'll get in the last 10 minutes of the film. NON BELIEVERS!!

Udon's Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers Comic Series

After a tantalizing tease at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, UDON Entertainment is thrilled to officially announce Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers, an all-new comic series that sees Capcom’s legendary World Warriors and fan-favorite Night Warriors facing off in an action-packed, fan service-fueled comic adventure!

The series will kick off in February 2017 with Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #0, a special prelude issue brought to you by mainstay UDON crew members Matt Moylan (story) and Hanzo Steinbach (art). The series proper will then launch soon thereafter with Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1, the first of an epic 8-issue series whose main creative team consists of beloved UDON veterans Ken Siu-chong (story) and Edwin Huang (art). And starting with issue #2, the series will also feature 4-page backup stories from a variety of creators!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wintercon Announces Panel Highlights for December 3-4th Convention

Wintercon prepares to roll into Jamaica, NY this weekend with your last chance for convention fun on the East Coast for 2016! It's your last chance to show off your mind-blowing costume! Your last chance to shop for toys, comics, art and collectibles for the holiday season with over 400 tables to choose from! Your last chance to celebrate all things geek with friends and family right in your back yard!

Universal Makes Mummies Sexy Again!

Universal Pictures The Mummy 2017 Teaser Trailer
YAY!! From the company that brought you "Dracula: Untold Sexiness" and the masterminds behind the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe comes a Mummy whose curves will stop you DEAD in your tacks!! Being trapped in the underworld doesn't mean you can't get your nails did, and you better believe this gurrrrl knows about strategic placement of wrappings!! HERE WE GO AGAIN!! June 9th, 2017, you better call for your MUMMY! (They really need to make this version of the trailer when the full one drops.) Yes, folks, Universal's teaser trailer for The Mummy has been unleashed upon the internet and at the very least, it caters to Tom Cruise fans (like me) who just came to see him run (like me! lookit him go!)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Barbie: The Gamer Grill

Universal Home Video Barbie Video Game Hero Blu-ray
Barbie has had more jobs than any 100 people may have had in their lifetime. She's been to space, blinded us with science, donned a cape for super-heroics, gone full stealth as a spy and..umm..worked at McDonalds. In recent years, Mattel has been pushing to shatter the misconceptions of Barbie and her opulent lifestyle with marketing geared toward empowering little women to be anything they can dream. Today, we learned about a straight to DVD Barbie movie in which avid gamer Barbie is magically transported into her video game universe. The first part of that statement is something I heartily give massive thumbs up for, as women in gaming are still getting beat up out there, and this should not be the state of things. The second part could provide potential, unintentional hilarity...

Nintendo Environments Coming to Universal

Nintendo Worlds coming to Universal theme parks and resorts
Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life.  Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.

You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains.  And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Check Out a Preview of Justice League Action!

The world’s greatest DC Super Heroes are heading to Cartoon Network in the premiere of Justice League Action, an all-new animated series that will kick off with “Shazam Slam,” a four-part special event debuting, Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on iconic DC characters, Justice League Action will premiere new episodes Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, beginning Dec. 24.

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Reviewed

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Reviewed
by Evelynn Faith Moon

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest landed at NJPAC of Newark, NJ for a one night only show. Produced by Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc., The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses has been touring in one form or another since the 25th anniversary of the franchise back in 2011.

Anne Rice Recovers Rights to the Vampire Chronicles

It's been years since the vampire Lestat sought to teach Louis about the night and all its beauty. For some, the film was amazing. For others, it was miscast and void of all the magic that propelled the reader through every book. As we moved into the second installment, it was clear the new film's creators didn't "get" the author's material and the result was an odd mess best left to midnight screenings and a cult movie status. Hollywood has always had an uneasy relationship with authors and even producers that expound on their love for the source material sometimes turn out an adaption that makes us question if they really read the book at all. When the party is over, we are left to wonder what the author can do to reclaim their written necromancy. Today, we live in the age of second chances, and Anne Rice is ready to bring her pale children before us once more...

Friday, November 25, 2016

CW DC TV Super Hero Four-Show Crossover Trailer is HERE!!

ALL your favorite DC TV Super Heroes are about to attempt to repel an invasion from an alien force known as the Dominators (evil alien force or dodgeball super team?)...and it's going to take every damn one of them to win the day. The event starts Monday with Supergirl, into Tuesday with The Flash, Wednesday with Arrow and then ending Thursday on Legends of Tomorrow, all on the CW and all at 8pm et/pt! To make your geek go into overdrive over the weekend, the CW has dropped a full length trailer to enhance your squeeing...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special at Local Theaters

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Justice League Dark Animated Movie Trailer is LIVE

To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP); and DVD ($19.98 SRP). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) starting January 24, 2017.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Jersey Comic Expo Returns to Edison This Weekend!

The state has been buzzing about the upcoming New Jersey Comic Expo, and the time has almost arrived for the family-friendly event to make it’s return to the NJ Expo Center in Edison, at the crossroads of Jersey, in just two weeks on November 19 and 20!

The New Jersey Comic Expo (NJCE) has lined up another exciting weekend of celebrity guests, legendary and top creators in the comic book industry, interactive exhibits and hours of seminars and panels.

Conan O'Brien Experiences Final Fantasy 15 Fatigue

Every gamer, experienced or newb has come face to face with a game that just didn't live up to expectations. Descriptions like "running simulator" are common place among the vernacular and repetition can take a game from mega hype to deep snooze in under a month (I'm looking at YOU No Man's Sky!!) Today we get to watch the always ridiculous Conan O'Brien take on an early copy of Final Fantasy 15. With words being kicked around like "breathtaking" and "phenomenal", we are positive Conan went in with high expectations and little else. What we got was comedy gold.

IDW Announces Highlander Comic Prequel

Highlander, the epic action/adventure fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, will expand its legacy next year as a comic-book miniseries from IDW Publishing.

Scottish fantasy writer Brian Ruckley will spin a new tale chronicling the events that led up to the opening of the classic 1986 feature film while casting new light on the battle between immortals throughout time.

“In the 30 years since its release, Highlander has inspired a massive cult following that craves new stories based on the original film,” senior editor Denton J. Tipton said. “Many have tried, to varying degrees of success, but Brian has crafted an exciting narrative that will honor and bolster the underpinnings of Highlander. Also, epic sword fights!”

Monday, November 14, 2016

Marvel's INHUMANS on ABC Shuffles the Cinematic Universe Once Again?

For folks like me, having The Inhumans removed from the Marvel Studios uber planagram with little fanfare and no talk of a "later date" was a sign of those rumored FOX talks to bring a portion of the X-Men universe over to the mother ship. Now that Marvel TV is announcing The Inhumans are coming to ABC in 2017, people might think the X-Men are staying right where they are. I'm not so sure that's the message here...

Back in May we laid out all the bits and pieces we'd been hearing on Mutantkind replacing the Inhumans as the dominant powered race of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lending credence to this was the growing disdain for the state of things from TV cast members who legitimately thought they would enjoy, at the very least, cameos in major Marvel Studios films, since it was meant to be "all connected". Over the past 2 years we've had little more than events transpiring in films bleeding into the TV series, and more often than that, just mentions of those happenings. The doorway has only swung in one direction, and we believe it is going to stay that way for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bitches Get Stitches: On Sexy Cosplaying

Oh boy. This is quite the hot topic recently. "Sexy Cosplayers". Love us or hate us, we're here.

Let me back this up. If you don't know who I am, I'm a model, a burlesque performer, and a cosplayer. When I was growing up, I was a lanky, skinny, shapeless, bracefaced, and unibrowed kid. When other girls were getting pretty and shapely, learning how to do their hair and makeup.. I was playing video games and writing fanfiction about marrying Lance Bass (No, I'm not kidding. They were awful and cringey as all getout).

Monday, November 7, 2016


The Team is back and it’s “business as usual.” Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on a third season of all-new episodes of the acclaimed hit, action-animated series “Young Justice,” based on the characters from DC Entertainment. Season three promises new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes. Further details about the new season — including premiere date and network partner — will be announced at a later time.

Heralded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “9 Best Animated TV Series Drawn from Comics,” “Young Justice” has been equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling. The series reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A New Wonder Woman Trailers Charges Into Battle

Warner Brothers drops a brand new trailer for Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, based on the iconic DC Comics character and set in the DC Cinematic Universe forged by Zach Snyder and company with the films Superman: Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and their latest release Suicide Squad! The newest trailer for Wonder Woman doesn't move very far from our last glimpse into this world. The vistas are still breathtaking, the banter is snappy when called for and the action sequence slow motion is extra slow-motiony!

Big Hero 6 Returns with Original Cast

Disney XD's upcoming animated series "Big Hero 6," based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius Go Go; Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as tech genius Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad.

Have A Happy f*cking #NationalSandwichDay with Bad Santa 2!!

Join Broad Green Pictures, EatStreet and BAD SANTA 2's Thurman Merman to celebrate and spread sandwich cheer nationwide. 

From 1pm-4pm ET today only, tweet the copy below and follow @BadSanta for your chance to have FREE sandwiches delivered to you on your lunch break. And for New Yorkers, your sandwich could be hand-delivered by Thurman Merman himself (actually actor Brett Kelly)!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Preview from "Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea"

Dark Horse Comics Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Comics invites you to celebrate Halloween with a preview of the upcoming original graphic novel, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, co-written by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, co-written and illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Gary Gianni and colored by award winning colorist Dave Stewart.

“The biblical Jonah was vomited up by a whale, but Hellboy might not be as lucky,” said Gary Gianni. “A superstitious crew and a figure in black will make sure there's no escaping the silent sea.”

Following the events of the classic story “The Island”, Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Meet 6 New Creatures from Marvel's Monsters Unleashed

Marvel Comics Monsters Unleashed
Run if you can! Hide if you must! Nothing can prepare you for MONSTERS UNLEASHED! As massive monsters rain from the skies, rise from the seas and pour from the center of the very Earth –  the table is set epic battle fans have been waiting for! It’s all happening this January as Cullen Bunn and some of today’s biggest artists bring you the next thrilling Marvel Universe epic. Gargantuan beasts from across Marvel’s long and storied history have risen up, intent on destroying the planet. But they’re not the alone! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce six brand new creatures invading the Marvel Universe!

“Everything about this story is massive – the scope, the stakes and, of course, those incredible monsters,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Five action-packed issues celebrate Marvel’s past, present and future, as one new, unforgettable character and several brand-new monsters – created and designed by Cullen Bunn, the five artists and a few surprise guest artists – arrive to leave an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe.”

ARRIVAL - Finding the Common Ground

We don't post a lot of the 20 or so clips, trailers and viral bits Hollywood pumps out for each film we are interested in (plenty of other websites keeping up with that stuff), but when this clip landed on my desk, I knew I wanted to share it as quickly as possible. The upcoming scifi film "Arrival" is a story of first contact with alien life, stressing the importance of two races coming together, overcoming differences and a massive language barrier with the stakes as high as they come. It's a message that couldn't be more relevant today as our understanding of our own human brothers and sisters seems to be worse than it has ever been. This clip expresses how we might reach a deeper understanding of each other when we find common ground...

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Halloween Edition!

We'll be having loads of creepy fun with all the awesome people of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, kicking off TOMORROW, Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 5pm and rearing its undead head once more Sunday the 30th at the same hours. We'll be there SATURDAY so look for the chainsaw!! For a meager $5 (includes entry to both days), you'll have access to over 200 different vendors selling antiques, art, t shirts, comic books, vinyl records, toys, jewelry, oddities and more, and indulge at 10 different food trucks (each day for both!), enter the Halloween Costume Contest and take in live music. Here are the spooooky details...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Presents IN THE MOOD FOR GORE

14 years ago, Subway Cinema unleashed the first "In the Mood for Gore" on unsuspecting New Yorkers in a now-legendary, mind-shattering series of screenings.’s baaaack! Prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride of high caliber thrills, grue-covered chills, and epic body fluid spills as we show you why nobody is as insane in the membrane as Hong Kong filmmakers in their prime. Sometimes you’re in the mood to get funky, sometimes you’re in the mood for love, but this October get in the mood for gore with some of Hong Kong’s most infamous sense shockers and hard rockers.

Dead By Daylight: Halloween DLC Releasing NOW!!

Dead by Daylight Video Game Halloween DLC Launch
We caught up with the devs of Dead by Daylight at New York Comic Con 2016 where they revealed the ins and outs of their HALLOWEEN DLC characters and level for my readers at Dread Central! Pit a small army (well if 4 can be seen as an army) of Laurie Strodes against Michael Myers on the streets of Haddonfield, complete with meticulously pruned shrubbery and a cop car out front with lights blazing red against rows of white fence. As Michael approaches, the familiar score from John Carpenter adds to the menace. One survivor will be the object of Michael's obsession when stalking is a supernatural power...

NYCC 2016: The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game
We cover more than our fair share of toys here at Idle Hands, so it was inevitable that we would zero in on the newest collectibles at Image Comics while scouring the floor at New York Comic Con 2016! These folks aren't known for releasing a great many fantastic plastics, but their Saga comic action figure boxed set is 100% drool worthy and this year's NYCC exclusive Lying Cat statue was painfully hard to resist. While making whimpering sounds up against Lying Cat's Plexiglas enclosure, something caught my eye at the far end of the booth and I ran over to investigate. Greeting me was a very pleasant man and a tabletop miniatures game called The Walking Dead: All Out WAR!!! Let's check out what was inside...

Titanfall 2 - Become One Official Launch Trailer

Today, Respawn Entertainment released the Titanfall 2 – Become One Official launch trailer, ahead of the games worldwide launch on Friday, October 28. In Titanfall 2, Jack Cooper and BT-7274 must become one. When the incredible speed and agility of a Pilot combined with the brute strength and devastating size combine, none remain.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival Nov. 9-13th

Ithaca Fantastik will unleash its fifth annual film festival Nov. 9–13 in Ithaca, NY. The IF team has carefully crafted a lineup to offer something for every fantastic film lover.

The festival has horror fans covered, with some of the year’s stand-out genre gems. Fantastic Fest award winner “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (André Orvedal) will lead the pack, followed closely by the ‘knock your socks-off’, “Safe Neighborhood” (Chris Peckover)—a coming of age twist on home invasion that the IF team calls one of the most fun films of 2016. Horror lovers will be delighted by action-packed “Headshot” (Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto), socially-infused zombie anime “Seoul Station” (Yeon Sang-ho), disturbing “Pet” (Carles Torrens), as well as an over-the-top Indian take on a zombie breakout: “Miruthan” (Shakti Soundar Rajan).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bucky O’Hare Begins His Comeback

Bucky O’Hare – the original comic book series turned into a classic cartoon – makes its debut in the digital domain with an 8-page exclusive Swipe Studio e-comic book written and illustrated by brand creators Larry Hama and Michael Golden together with Neal Adams and his Continuity Productions.   Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Menace makes its premiere appearance Day One of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con taking place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Fright-Rags General Mills Monsters Collection

For many, General Mills' Monster Cereals are as synonymous with Halloween as horror movies and jack-o-lanterns. With the holiday quickly approaching, Fright-Rags has released the General Mills Monsters collection.
Dress up Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry with limited edition box sets. Each one contains a ventilated mask, an exclusive shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, and a color-changing spoon, all packaged in a retro-style window box. They are limited to 650 sets per character, and you'll save $15 if you order all three now through Monday by using coupon code MONSTERMASKS15.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls Haunting Theaters 10/27 & 10/31

Fathom Events Rifftrax Live Carnival of Souls
Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event will be the first big screen presentation of the recent full-color restoration of Carnival of Souls, a process that took over 50,000 man-hours to convert the original from black and white.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Poster Is Pure Punk Rock *UPDATED!* Teaser trailer Added!!!

Director James Gunn loves the art of the tease and one might say he excels at this. Dropping hints in flash Facebook interviews, posting shadowy pictures, suggesting future casting with question marks thrown's all a part of his arsenal as he drives his social media in a way few other directors can claim. Today, Gunn revealed the first poster from Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL. 2...and it's just as raw, dirty and punk rock as we hoped it might be....

NYCC 2016: Kidrobot on MADBALLS!!

kidrobot Madballs at New york Comic Con 2016
New York Comic Con is quickly becoming a hunter's show. Where as San Diego Comic Con is known for being a center for previews, be they from the world of toys, movies, tv or comics, New York is a little more laid back, allowing people from the opposite coast to see a portion of those toys and mayyyybe something new here and there. This makes reporters interested in toy news hunt in every booth for little bits of newsworthy plastics...a figure here...a new variant there...OR A WHOLE LINE OF MADBALLS!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NYCC 2016: Lily Vs LineCon

by Lily Stitches

Hi there, your friendly neighborhood sparkly cosplayer here with my coverage of NYCC on Friday!

It was my first day at the con, and my theme this year was "Cute but comfy!" So I put my hair in pigtails, did my makeup and threw on my Valentine Variant Harley Quinn Bootysuit by Booty and the Geek (check out the website at Luna put on her super adorable pink sparkly Batgirl cosplay and we were quite the pair! We admittedly took our time getting ready, because from our Facebook feeds we kept seeing our friends posting about the absurd line to get into the Javits Center. And we were not disappointed by said line. We rolled up at about 11:15, when in past years we could stroll right up and into the con, this year we were greeted by a swarm of people and NYCC volunteers hollering at everyone to get into the line. No questions just get into the line. We saw friends of ours who said they had been waiting for almost 2 hours. It moved, slowly but surely. And we finally got in around 12:30. We said good bye to our line buddy JR Cosplay who was cosplaying a horrifyingly accurate Zoom and went straight to the Block. Our senses were immediately overwhelmed with the music, the attendees screaming at each other, and the colorful booths of awesome surrounding us. We tried to move around more, but it was wall to wall people.

Monday, October 17, 2016

NYCC 2016: Huckleberry's Harry Potter Plush... So Soft, You Might Die

New York Comic Con 2016 Huckleberry Toys Imports Takara's Harry Potter Plush Toys

It's been a very long time since our hero J.K. Rowling has approved a line of Harry Potter plush. In toy years, it's like 5 times as long, seeing as how every license under the sun is getting some sort of Funko love these days. Harry Potter got the POP treatment not so long ago, but getting your favorite wizarding kiddies in a squishable format was something alluding fans across the planet. In come our old school buddies at Huckleberry Toys with a Harry Potter plush line imported from Takara of Japan..and do I even need to say it?

My God....they fluffy.

Friday, October 14, 2016

NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks Fulfills Their Destiny

Those well versed in the Kung Fu forms of Idle Hands know Bigshot Toyworks well, and know their work is consistently a FLAWLESS VICTORY!! Their booth at New York Comic Con is always a mix of past work they are extremely proud of, current work to show off to the masses that serves as a way for people to exclaim "HEY..YOU DID THAT!!" and then shine their love light on Klim and his crew...and brand new work that often causes art toy die hards to make a hrrrnnnggg sound and immediately ask "How much?!". This year, Bigshot EMBRACED THEIR DESTINY!!!

NYCC 2016: Bustin Makes Lily Feel Good

Lily Stitches with Ghostbusters at Madame Tussauds for New York Comic Con 2016
Hi there, Lily Stitches here! 

I have been an avid Ghostbusters fan since I was just a wee baby Lily. I watched the original film countless times with my mom (spawning the question during the notorious ghost blowie scene "Mom what is that ghost doing to Ray?" to which she answered "Uh... kissing him?") and sitting on my floor in front of the TV on the weekends watching the cartoon and playing with my bizarre Granny Gross toy (look it up, it's creepy as all hell). 

When the new film came to theaters I was very wary walking into the theater, but ECSTATIC walking out. I loved every minute of the film, but above all.. I loved that they were girl Ghostbusters. Funny girl ghostbusters.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYCC 2016: Diamond Select's Next Round of Ghostbusters

Speeding on into the bowells of New York Comic Con 2016....which could be anywhere in NY, couldn't it? We swing by Diamond Select to check out what's next for their Ghostbusters action figure line. I beliebe we are onto series 4 with these new reveals which may very likely contain the last build a figure pieces needed to complete your rooftop battle diorama! AND YOU SAID IT WOULD NEVER BE COMPLETED!! This next series includes the Taxi Cab Ghost, the Library Ghost, Slimed Peter, Gozer and a man who is rumored to have no penis. The sculpt should reflect that.

NYCC 2016: Hallmark Star Trek, Transformers, Rainbow Brite, Marvel, DC & More!

Back into the Hallmark booth at New York Comic Con 2016 where ITTYBITTYS RAIN SUPREME!!! NYCC is the ideal place for a company like Hallmark who always wear their geek on their sleeve with ornaments from every concievable pop culture license alongside the previously mentioned plush Ittybittys, large plush and dolls, books, nicknacks and more. The booth on hand here is compact but litterally stuffed with new items to gawk at and more than a couple of trinkets to take home for advance holiday shopping. Let's run down the best of the best...

NYCC 2016: Hallmark Star Wars!

New York Comic Con 2016 is off to a frenzied start with fans lining up for..everything...everywhere. It's Just like San Diego Comic Con now!! Hallmark has a pretty little stand in the center of all things geek, showing off an army of plush Ittybittys, new items from Peanuts, Rainbow Bright, Star Trek, Marvel, DC and more. Right now, we are going to give you a look at all the Star Wars items on display so...please do your best not to drool on the screen!