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!)