Friday, September 29, 2017

TTPM 2017 Holiday Showcase: Playmates Mysticons Toy Line

We gave the merest mention of this line at Toy Fair 2017 via images of the wall outside of the playmates booth...and nothing more! While the toy line was on display (in prototype form), we were not allowed to do any shooting, so the toys would have to remain a mystery...UNTIL TODAY! Thanks to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, we've got pics of the entire first round of toys!

Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon serves as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Episodes began airing at the end of August.

"We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Nelvana on this breakthrough new franchise for girls, as well as expand our partnership with Nickelodeon, with whom we are continuing to build on the tremendous success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", said Thomas Chan, CEO, Playmates Toys. "We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners on Mysticons to develop an innovative toy line that brings the adventure of the series to life."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NYCC 2017: Dark Horse Announces Programming Schedule

I don't mean to make you panic (especially if you are a cosplayer on a time crunch), but New York Comic Con is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!! October 5th will be here before you know it, at which time we may dip into the geeky ocean that is the East Coast's largest gathering of pop culture companies and talent, so we see it as our job at Idle Hands to make sure you don't drown! 

Today we take a look at everything Dark Horse is bringing to the show...which is pretty much all that encompasses Dark Horse at the moment, including Hellboy, American Gods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tomb Raider, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and so much more! Put on your swimmies and dive right in...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Joe Lynch's MAYHEM Gets Blood Splattered Poster

Mayhem Poster Art
Joe Lynch has been a friend to Idle Hands for many, many years now, mostly because our sense of humors are equally fucked up at the best of times, and due to our pseudo-psychotic kinship, I keep an eye out for when he's got a new movie about to drop in a way we, the people's of the muggle world, can see it. NOW IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES.

MAYHEM goes a little something like this:
Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.

Valiant’s Quantum and Woody (2017): The Most Variant Cover Of All Time!!

Valiant sure seems proud of itself to announce THE MOST VARIANT COVER OF ALL TIME! – an unholy and experimental combination of comic book history’s most noted, notorious, and obnoxious cover gimmicks – chromium, lenticular, embossing, die-cutting, iridescent ink, and more – onto one highly limited, meticulously crafted edition of December’s QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1!

NYCC 2017: Amazon Prime Video Reveals The Tick & Lore Environments

Amazon's The Tick at New York Comic Con 2017
Amazon Prime Video is sure to stir up excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con with two of their newest shows hitting the floor of the Javits Center. Enter The Tick and Lore – two cult favorites that will be brought to life in the epicenter of sci-fi fandom in a completely immersive way.

Amazon Prime Video made its first foray into the hero universe with The Tick this past summer, which subsequently took San Diego Comic-Con fans by storm. The Tick will be back in a big blue way for this year’s NYCC and is bringing his companion, Dangerboat, along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Watch the Full Netflix Punisher Trailer

Netflix Marvel Studios The Punisher
CHILLS!! A good trailer should illicit them whether you are familiar with the characters or not. For me, growing up a Marvel Comics kid, the chills come often with the release of each new Marvel Studios movie trailer, but not as often with the Netflix trailers (though CAGE was an exception). Now we get a new trailer for the Netflix solo Punisher TV series with Jon Bernthal in the staring role, prepared to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and..ya know...all out of bubblegum...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Special Encore Screenings Announced for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

Both due to overwhelming response of moviegoers to this week's screenings of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, and as a way to ensure that those fans who were impacted by Hurricane Irma get a chance to see the milestone Star Trek film on the big screen... Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have scheduled two encore screenings of the the 1982 classic!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday Nights At The Asylum at Cinemark Theaters

Moviegoers will go insane every Thursday night as The Asylum - the studio behind the Sharknado franchise phenomenon partners with Cinemark Theatres for a weekly late-night theatrical movie series. Thursday Night at The Asylum launches on September 28, 2017 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country. (tickets:

Targeting students in college markets and film enthusiasts in general, attendees will have the option of a low cost $5 general admission ticket or a $10 Premium Ticket which will include a digital download of the movie. Thursday Nights at The Asylum will also offer attendees a unique glimpse into Hollywood with a chance to meet the filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions, including a walk on role in an Asylum film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection
In 1994, Mike Mignola released the first Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction and introduced the world to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For more than 20 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dead By Daylight Welcomes Leatherface to The Family

Dead by Daylight Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Maassacre
The crew at Dead By Daylight have been adding new content to their killer vs survival team game with little fanfare, since it hit the market, save for that one time we played COUNTDOWN TIL MICHAEL MEYERS!! Damn..was that only last year? Seems like a long time ago. I'm aging before your eyes, folks. Based on that Halloween hype, you would think we would have had a pile of creeper teasers leading up to the introduction of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre...but party at all.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYCC 2017: Freeform Rolls Out Plans for Shadowhunters, Beyond, Siren, Cloak & Dagger

As the network doubles down on genre programming, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, announced today that it will be presenting an unprecedented three hours of genre programming panels and screenings with cast and executive producers from several original series including “Shadowhunters,” “Beyond” and new original drama “Siren” at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7.

Your First Look at the 2018 Movie Hellboy

Hellboy 2018 Movie Reveal
As shooting starts in the UK on the re-booted Hellboy franchise, Directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (The Blood Queen), Ian McShane (Professor Broom) and others, we assumed we would be patiently waiting for production to wrap before we'd see anything more than a teaser from the set. WE WERE WRONG!

Here's a super jacked up David Harbour as HELLBOY!! Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) has stated Hellboy's right hand of doom is NOT CGI... 100% practical with articulated fingers and the potential to kick demon ass.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Guess who's back...back again...with lens flare...and a Death Star...   I kid of course, but we aren't kidding about the return of J.J. Abrams to the Star Wars Universe! The man who ushered in the successful return of Star Wars to the big screen is circling around for a final run at the behemoth franchise to close out the new trilogy.

Disney dropped the announcement today:

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

HASCON 2017: Marvel Legends Continue to Dominate

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures
As expected, Hasbro was not going to waste the opportunity to show off as much new product as possible at their first ever HASCON in Providence, RI. While a full lineup of Black Panther merchandise was absolutely the show stopper, long time Legends fans were lighting the message boards ablaze with talk of new figure reveals and what each character selection means for future waves of action figures. For us at Idle Hands, we read NOTHING into anything Hasbro does these days. It's clear the creatives over there have a wishlist they are running down, including Toy Biz figures in dire need of a Hasbro update, movie and TV stars they can now do justice to with the help of new sculpting technology, and characters they never dreamed they would be allowed to make before as retailer faith in the brand reaches new highs, allowing for waves of characters not weighed down by obligatory inclusions of Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man variants. Let's take a look at what Hasbro revealed on the show floor this past weekend...

Friday, September 8, 2017

IT May Change How Hollywood Views Horror

GAME CHANGER!! We've heard this phrase pitched around before, usually by marketing folks pushing their own titles with the hopes and dreams of 1 thousand creatives behind them. A lot of the time, we see little real change in the business model Hollywood feels comfortable with after one of these new titles rocks the Rotten Tomato-Meter. After this weekend, that might not be the case.

HASCON 2017: Hasbro Marvel Black Panther Movie Toys *UPDATED 9/9 @ 10pm

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Comics Black Panther Movie toy line

It Has BEGUN!! Hasbro takes a stab at the D23 model by launching their own convention right in their back yard. We didn't know much about the convention as we are still the forsaken Hasbro loving children here at Idle Hands, but one thing we were sure of.. there would be plenty of reveals if Hasbro could help it. It's their first con! How could they not show absolutely everything they are able to show?! We've got our first report from our buddy Michael at @jackowicktoys on Instagram as he was running through the convention hall at breakneck speeds and came across new Black Panther movie toys. Let's take a look...