Monday, July 16, 2018

Legendary Comics Announces New Graphic Novel Series Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger

The smash-hit rebirth of the beloved sci-fi classic “Lost in Space,” recently Emmy®-nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, is set to continue in a thrilling four-part graphic novel expansion by Legendary Comics. The new comic series will invite fans to dive deeper into the backstories of their favorite heroic characters and will take the Jupiter 2 where it has never been before. Penned by writer Richard Dinnick (Doctor Who; Thunderbirds) and Brian Buccellato (Detective Comics; The Flash) with stunning artwork by Zid (Skull Island: Birth of Kong; Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead), LOST IN SPACE: COUNTDOWN TO DANGER will feature all-new, untold adventures of the full crew of the hit Netflix Original show—including the Robinsons, Robot, Doctor Smith and Don West.

HEREDITARY on 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 9/4

HEREDITARY on 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 9/4
A family’s darkest secrets surface when Hereditary arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD September 4 from Lionsgate. Academy Award nominee Toni Collette “is raw, almost feral, making us feel in our marrow what it’s like to be a mother losing control of her family and maybe her mind” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) in this riveting film from writer-director Ari Aster (Munchausen, The Strange Thing About the Johnsons) about a grieving family haunted by tragic and disturbing events. From the producers of The Witch and Split, Hereditary is being lauded as “a new horror classic” by the Los Angeles Times and as “this generation’s The Exorcist” by Time Out New York. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh horror film also stars Alex Wolff (Patriot’s Day, My Friend Dahmer), newcomer Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd (TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Gabriel Byrne (The Man in the Iron Mask, TV’s “Vikings”).

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Target Revives Marty Abrams MEGO Figure Lines

Return of MEGO Corporation Preview
Mego Corporation is proud to announce the return of the ground-breaking action figure toy line, Marty Abrams presents MEGO, which will be available exclusively at Target! The first wave will include characters from hit properties like Star Trek, DC Comics and I Dream of Jeannie. Each will have a unique serial number and be produced in a limited run of 10,000.

“This has been 30 years in the making and I’m excited to give my loyal fans and their kids something new and amazing to play with,” said Martin Abrams, Co-Founder and CEO of Mego Corporation. “We wanted to recreate a line that provides that nostalgic feeling of seeing a display of action figures they had as a child, and to share that with their own children.”

Friday, July 13, 2018

SDCC 2018: Playmates Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figure Exclusives

SDCC 2018 Playmates Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exclusive Figures




Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will offer four San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures that are based on Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each figure will retail for $30 and will be available from Thursday to Sunday (July 19-22) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

SDCC 2018: Storm King Comics Joins the Party

Stormking Comics John Carpenters Tales of Science Fiction
Ghastly and Indiefab award-winning comic publisher Storm King Comics is exhibiting for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con (Booth #4504). To celebrate, they have a list of festivities including signings, a panel, and a special preview night offer. This year’s con is extra important as it is also the official launch for the new Storm King comic release John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff.

Storm King Comics CEO Sandy King Carpenter explains “Our line is the perfect marriage of comics and film. That mixture is the heart of San Diego Comic-Con and we are going to blow fans minds.”

The fun begins Wednesday night as fans will be able to purchase introductory priced Storm King bundle bags. The John Carpenter Tales for A HalloweeNight totes will include: John Carpenter’s Asylum Volume 1 TPB, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vault TPB, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex issues #1-8, John Carpenter’s Tales for A HalloweeNight Volume 2 or 3 TPB and a Storm King bumper sticker which is $103 SRP for $50. FIRST 10 BAGS WILL INCLUDE ONE ITEM SIGNED BY JOHN CARPENTER HIMSELF!

Sweet Suite 2018: Moose Toys Strikes Gold with Treasure X

Sweet Suite 2018 Moose Toys Treasure X
OK all you toy lines where you simply rip open a foil package and get a toy. I mean...if you like that sort of simplicity, it's all fine and good. If you are looking for something a little more complex that will have your kid engaged for a nice chunk of time, who do we turn to? Moose Toys humbly says "Hold my orange Fanta and prepare for Magic." You asked for surprise toy insanity times 100??!! Here comes Treasure X!!

Sweet Suite 2018: Just Play's Hairdorables Surpise Dolls

Sweet Suite 2018 Just Play Hairdorables Surprise Dolls
My first thought here was "What if the Monster high ladies had super cute lil' nieces that looked a lot like them but were human?" THIS IS THAT LINE!! Well, not really, but the design aesthetic is unmistakable. Last night at Sweet Suite 2017, we got a look at Just Play's brand new doll line that's probably going to make most doll lovers hyperventilate....so pace yourself...breathe....and continue...

Sweet Suite 2018: LEGO Harry Potter Mini Figures, Sets and BrickHeadz

Sweet Suite 2018 LEGO Harry Potter Mini Figures
I LIVE!! Trampled by sugar crazed blogger children, smacked in the head with swag bags and pummeled relentlessly by New York's Summer heat, I returned home late last night, able to shout I SURVIVED ANOTHER SWEET SUITE!! With an oceanfront view, Idle Hands spent the day getting on our knees to shoot all the little plastic people, and then comically trying to get back up again so YOU, the ones we love, can see all the toys coming to stores this August and on into the Holiday Season. Let's kick off this toy parade with LEGO and our most favorite new thing to hit toy shelves next month...HARRY POTTER SETS!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

CAPCOM Producing Monster Hunter 3D Animated Special

Capcom Monster Hunter Legends of the Guild 3D animated special concept art
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and Pure Imagination Studios, the award-winning independent micro-studio that combines proprietary technology with groundbreaking storytelling are in production on a computer graphics animated special that will expand upon the universe of “Monster Hunter,” Capcom’s blockbuster game series. The two companies will produce and co-finance the special with Pure Imagination overseeing domestic and international sales.  Joshua Fine (“Ultimate Spider-Man” (STARZ)) wrote the special. Production will be completed this Winter and the special is expected to premiere globally in 2019.

SDCC 2018: Shout! Factory Cast Signings, Convention Exclusives & Panel News

SDCC 2018 Shout Factory Button Packs
Celebrating its 15th year at the convention, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to San Diego Comic-Con International in 2018 with a dynamic lineup, featuring signings with cast and creators of popular television shows Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Gravity Falls, captivating panel events, a showcase of new and upcoming theatrical and home entertainment releases, new official Mystery Science Theater 3000 merchandise, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Public Image LTD. Announce 40th Anniversary Celebration

Public Image LTD
In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, JOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announced THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, will kick off in New Orleans on Tuesday, October 9 (see below for all dates). Tickets go on-sale starting Friday, July 13 at 10:00AM local time. Further PUBLIC IMAGE LTD activity includes the release of THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN a career–spanning box set (out July 20) and a new documentary film of the same name, the latter of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London’s Raindance Festival. Directed by Tabbert Fiiller and released by Abramorama, the film will make its North American theatrical premiere on Friday, September 14 in New York City at Metrograph with more theatrical dates in October-November to coincide with PiL’s North American fall tour.

BEA 2018: Insight Editions Builds, Dissects and Pops-Up with Marvel, DC, Harry Potter and More

BEA 2018 Insight Editions Harry Potter Cut Out Book
You may have noticed we are bouncing around from event to event these days! There's so much going on in our area for a site like ours, we try to take advantage of every opportunity to show you new and awesome things that will fill your geekified hearts to overflowing! Book Expo is one of those events where we love to take the entire day to wander and carefully look over everything, as not to miss a single item you'll enjoy. This year's treasure hunt revealed many excellent new titles you'll want to put on your must read list, but one publisher in particular always guarantees a full slate of killer creations. Insight Editions offers a highly imaginative selection of titles from the worlds of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics, Supernatural and more. This year, they set the bar slightly higher than usual...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

SDCC 2018: Shred On War Machine's Mini Pantera Guitar Exclusives

SDCC 2018 War Machine Marketing Pantera Mini Guitar Exclusive
We dive back into the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives with War Machine Marketing, bringing us mini collectibles celebrating the raw power of Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. METAL rules all!

“I’ve been a huge PANTERA fan since 1991. Their records hold such a unique place in my heart and were there to help me through the ups and downs of life. I not only wanted to make a tribute to this band I love so much but to also honor Dimebag Darrell and his legacy in music. However, now with the passing of his brother, Vinnie Paul, we feel that this tribute is even more important than for fans. It has made what was going to be a celebration of the band and their meaning to everyone into a bittersweet tribute to the Abbott brothers,” explains CEO of War Machine Marketing, Ro Kohli.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SDCC 2018: The Her Universe Fashion Show Returns

SDCC 2018 Her Universe Fashion Show
The world’s top “geek couture” fashion event, The Her Universe Fashion Show, is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year by returning to San Diego Comic-Con International with its biggest and best show yet. Host, actress, author of “It’s Your Universe” and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, will be debuting a very special jaw-dropping gown created by 2013 fashion show winner, Andrew MacLaine. The 5th annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 19th, 6pm, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Doors open to the public at 5:15pm.

WATCHER IN THE WOODS on DVD 9/11

Lionsgate Watcher in the Woods on DVD


The thrilling reimagining of the ’80s cult classic film comes home when Lifetime’sThe Watcher in the Woods arrives on DVD September 11 from Lionsgate. Starring Academy Award® winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985) and executive produced by Melissa Joan Hart (TV’s “Melissa & Joey”), the film tells the tale of a family that rents a countryside manor for the summer and encounters the dark past hidden by the townspeople. The Watcher in the Woods DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 Toys Ready For Release

Jazwares Hotel Transylvania 3 Toy Line
We are two weeks out from the release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and with the very recent closing of Toys R Us, we suspect the distribution plans for Jazwares' toy line have been thrown into chaos. This must be extremely frustrating for the mid-sized toy company, having been the first crew to step up and give this license the full toy line it deserves. WHO KNEW ANYONE WOULD BE SAYING THAT ABOUT A MOVIE FEATURING ADAM SANDLER??!! Still, I would buy the hell out of a Happy Gilmore Funko Pop figure line...or better..a Happy plush that curses at his little ball. Heh. 

SO...where are the Hotel Transylvania toys??!! They seem to be just about ready to ship, or shipping now (which is more likely the case) with all signs pointed at Walmart for the lions share. I'd be shocked if Target didn't get in on that as well, but we'll see soon enough. For now, we can show you Jazwares in house, finished product images, following up on our UK Toy Fair pics we flashed at you a few months ago. LET'S TAKE A PEEK!!

Good Smile's Nendoroids Recruit Naruto's Gaara & Overwatch's Junkrat

Good Smile Naruto Gaara Nendoroid figure 01
Asian toy companies know what their fans want....lil kidified versions of their favorite,  badass anime and video game characters! If that character is usually homicidal, then the transformation to short emo kid makes it all the more satisfying. Good Smile Company's Nendoroids tick off all those boxes and more. This is one crew we are sure not to miss when we hit the floor at New York Comic Con, as their toy lineup is always surprising and excellently executed. Now they build up the ranks of their Nendoroid army with one psycho from Naruto...and..well..another psycho from Overwatch!

BEA 2018: Spin Master's Moonlite Innovates Story Time

BEA 2018 Spin Master Moonlite
Here's one that slipped right past us, but waved hello at the NY Book Expo a little while back. Inspired by her daughter's love of shadow play before bedtime, mother and former Google veteran, Natalie Rebot created Moonlite, a children's story book projector that attaches to almost any mobile phone and uses the flashlight of the phone to project vibrant story images onto the ceiling or wall. Moonlite brings storybooks to life with a modern twist on traditional storytelling that makes reading a fun and memorable event for both children and parents.

Rebot launched her initial prototype and concept on Kickstarter.com where funding goals were surpassed ten-fold, with more than 40 million views to date on the product's original video. As a result, Moonlite caught the attention of retailers, celebrities, receptive mothers and Spin Master who embraced the partnership.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

SDCC 2018: Fox Readies High Stakes Buffy Vampire Hunt!

SDCC 2018 FOX Buffy Vampire Hunt T Shirt

OK maybe not "high" stakes...but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to say it. ....Don't stifle my art.

To celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on Saturday, July 21st, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products invites Buffy fans on the first-ever Buffy Vampire Hunt through San Diego.  Every fan becomes a slayer as they must locate each ‘Vampire Nest’ across the Gaslamp District and throughout San Diego’s Convention Center. At each location, fans will be rewarded with a wide-range of prizes including Buffy Funko figures, posters, stickers, pins, t-shirts, comics and much more.

Full Details on the DC Streaming Service and 6 Inch Exclusive Justice League Figures

DC Universe Streaming Member Exclusive Justice League Animated Series Action Figures
DC UNIVERSE is a first-of-its kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. With membership, fans will enjoy all-new original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SDCC 2018: Playmates Voltron Exclusive

DCC 2018 Playmates Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lion Assortment Set

Playmates jumps into the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives announcement parade! In past years, Playmates has delivered a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusive designed to make super collectors' eyes explode from the craniums. We may still get something from the tunnels under New York City, but for now, we think you'll be more than happy with a brand new defender of the universe! Based on the hit Netflix animated series, Playmates presents the Voltron Hyper-Phase Legendary Lions Set...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Prepare Your Butts for the DEADPOOL 2 Original Motion Picture Score Picture Disc Vinyl

Sony Music DEADPOOL 2 Original Motion Picture Score Picture Disc Vinyl
Fans of the Deadpool 2 Original Motion Picture Score (released via Sony Music Masterworks) can get excited for its official vinyl release on August 17, 2018. Pre-orders for the 180-gram single-disc picture vinyl record are available via Amazon RIGHT HERE!

The first ever "parental guidance" labeled score album features music from award-winning composer, Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen) and contains popular explicit numbers such as "Holy S*** Balls" and"Make the Whole World our B****". Billboard shared that "the score...matches the smart-ass spirit of the franchise." The album is currently available to stream or download digitally.

SDCC 2018: The Warner Bros TV Group Lineup

SDCC 2018 Warner Bros TV Pannels DC Legends of Tomorrow
Summer school has never been so much fun as Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) unveils its Comic-Con Class of 2018! With 15 of the Studio’s fan-favorite series making their way to Comic-Con International: San Diego, WBTVG’s graduating class this year will be as epic as ever.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan-favorites and new additions ––including Arrow’s Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Colton Haynes, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy and Rick Gonzalez; Black Lightning’s Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford; The Flash’s Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes; Legacies’ Matthew Davis; Manifest’s Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh; Riverdale’s KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan; Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Katie McGrath; and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins — to name just a few, who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

Party City to Launch "Toy City" Pop-Up Stores for the Holiday Season

Party City Toy City Pop Up Holiday Shops
Party City Holdco Inc., the leading vertically integrated party goods company in North America, announced today the Company's strategic decision to expand its temporary store offerings through the expected piloting of approximately 50 new ‘Toy City' pop-up stores.

Party City will launch the temporary Toy City sites alongside its Halloween City pop-up stores in a variety of locations across the country. These sites were selected based on optimal location and attractive leasing opportunities.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Full Lineup for The 17th New York Asian Film Festival June 29 – July 15

New York Asian Film Festival 2018 Poster
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announce the 17th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), June 29 – July 15, 2018.

From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential takes on cinematic zombies, existential date nights, and teens finding their own corners of the world despite familial and societal expectations.After last year’s Sweet Sixteen, this year’s program is dubbed the Savage Seventeenth edition with four world premieres, three international premieres, 21 North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, and twelve New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting comedies, dramas, thrillers, romances, horrors and arthouse films from East Asia.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Worlds Collide in Star Trek vs. Transformers Comic Book Crossover

IDW Star Trek vs Transformers Comic Book SeriesThe starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier when Kirk and his crew come face-to-face with the strangest life forms of all: the shape-changing robots of Cybertron! Prepare to beam up and roll out this September with Star Trek vs. Transformers, a four-issue comic book crossover that is more than meets the eye and is inspired by the continuities of two iconic cartoon shows: Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and The Transformers (1984).

Two of the most prolific Transformers and Star Trek comic book writers -- John Barber and Mike Johnson -- team with artist Philip Murphy and colorist Leonardo Ito to tell the story that fans have demanded for decades. At the edge of Klingon space, the Enterprise​ answers a distress call, discovering a dilithium mine under siege by jets and helicopters of vintage 20th Century design. When a red, flat-nosed truck rolls in to save the day, the no-holds barred Saturday morning mash-up truly begins!

Steve Carell Puts the Action Back In Action Figure in "Welcome to Marwen" Trailer

Universal Studios Welcome to Marwen
Yaaay...another Steve Carell movie that will have people telling me it reminds them of me for the next 3 years. This holiday season, Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

The Maxx and Batman Team Up!!

IDW Batman The Maxx Arkham Dreams comic book
Batman must face the strangest adventure of his career as he meets the most bizarre hero in comics: The Maxx!

IDW Publishing and DC proudly welcome legendary artist Sam Kieth (The Sandman, Wolverine) back to his first Maxx story in over a decade, teaming his greatest creation with the Dark Knight for a mind-blowing five-issue miniseries event. The first issue of Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams will debut this September with covers by Sam Kieth and Jim Lee.

“Doing a Batman and Maxx crossover is like a family reunion with my favorite brother and our really cool cousin,” says Sam Kieth. “You never want it to end… or at least I hope you won’t!”

RiffTrax Brings ‘Krull’ to U.S. Cinemas This August

Rifftrax Krull in theaters August 2018
The men of RiffTrax are back to take a glaive to the early-80s sci-fi cult classic “Krull” with “RiffTrax Live: Krull” this August. Siskel and Ebert called Krull "one of the most boring, nonsensical, illogical fantasies in a long time," which makes the film prime fodder for RiffTrax’s Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett’s (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) live lampooning.

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Krull” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.

Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax, “RiffTrax Live: Krull” will come to more than 600 select movie theaters nationwide live on Thursday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an encore presentation on Saturday, August 25 at 12:55 p.m. (local time), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Blast All Monsters in the Korean Bullet-Hell Shoot ‘Em Up Shikhondo - Soul Eater

Digerati & Deerfarm Shikhondo - Soul Eater  video game
Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce its bringing Shikhondo - Soul Eater, an intense bullet-hell shoot ‘em up, to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One this summer (exact date still TBC).

Created by Korean-based independent developer DeerFarm, Shikhondo - Soul Eater features hypnotic barrage patterns, enemies inspired by Asian mythology, and stunning Oriental artwork. Armies of demons known as yokai have escaped from Limbo. They are spreading like a plague across the land, sowing fear and stealing souls. You must destroy the pestilent invaders and free the captured souls from eternal torment. And, for the first time, players will be able to take on Shikhondo with a friend thanks to an all-new 2-player local co-op mode added especially for the console versions. Includes Arcade and Hardcore modes as well.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Details on the Call of Duty: WWII United Front Third DLC Pack

Call of Duty WWII United Front Third DLC Pack
The Allies have been battered and bruised, but in United Front, the third DLC Pack for Call of Duty: WWII, they begin the dramatic push towards Berlin!

Launching first on PlayStation on June 26, United Front includes three new Multiplayer maps: Market Garden, Monte Cassino, and Stalingrad. United Front also features a new War Mode mission: Operation Supercharge, as well as a fresh Nazi Zombies experience, where four new heroes are sent across three distinct locations to transport and defend the final pieces of Emperor Barbarossa’s sword.

Monday, June 18, 2018

NECA Delivers the Tools for Freddy's Nightmares

NECA Nightmare on Elm Street Deluxe Accessory Set
Toy companies are constantly bombarded with "excellent ideas" on what they should make...whether they jibe with what licenses they currently pay for or not. NECA is one such company, having made themselves very accessible in public and online, constantly answering questions on all points and responding in sometimes surprising ways. As fans themselves, NECA shares your wants...your needs...your...DESIRES....and if they are cost effective and will yeild buckets of cash, sometimes, they can make them all come true!! Such is the case with their recent dip into diorama sets and accessory packs...and from the look of things, it's all coming up MILLHOUSE!!

NECA answers a few more super collector wishes today with their Nightmare on Elm Street Deluxe Accessory Set!! Here's the announcement:

NY Transit Museum Celebrates Comics Going Underground

Growing up in Brooklyn many years ago, Marvel Comics always spoke directly to me. Most of their heroes were East Coast based and I could spot New York landmarks in each panel ...ones I had walked past before and could visit now. It's a surreal moment for a kid, to sit beside a fountain where Nightcrawler had a heart to heart with his girlfriend! The lifeblood flowing through that city was and will always be the trains running beneath, and you'd better believe, if something earth shattering was happening in the pages of Spider-Man or X-Men topside, it wouldn't be long before those tremors were felt below. Hell, the Morlocks made their home in the tunnels I sped through on many a day. For those of us with vibrant memories of these moments, an exhibit of comics exploring those catacombs, dark tunnels and elevated steel trestles sounds fantastic.

Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties on Blu-ray & DVD 8/14

Lionsgate How to Talk to Girls at Parties Blu-ray
Take the hyper imaginative mind of Neil Gaiman, teamed with the writers of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Philippa Goslett and John Cameron Mitchell) and add a tiny, magical dose of body horror and you get How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a comic sci-fi experience you won't soon forget!

London, 1977. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban teenager who sneaks out to after-hours punk parties. One night, Enn and his friends meet some teens who seem like they’re from another planet; in fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. Enn falls for beautiful alien Zan (Elle Fanning) – and into a delirious adventure that will test the limits of their love in this wildly entertaining film from director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

Prepare your Bowels for the GG Allin 25th Deathiversary Bust

Aggronautix GG Allin 25th Deathiversary Bust


Rude...crass...disgusting...a bloody mess at his best moments. GG Allin will be remembered for a great many sick slices of history, but make no mistake, he will be remembered!! Now, champions of punk rock collectibles Aggronautix celebrate the man...the myth...the festering pile of worm food he always dreamed he would be.

This special edition bust depicting a zombie-like GG Allin post-death is the first of its kind by Aggronautix.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

90's Michael Rooker Battles Demons in Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder

Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder Blu-ray
From the mind of the master of horror, Bram Stoker (creator of Dracula), comes Shadowbuilder for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. If the demon succeeds, it will open a doorway to Hell, blazing a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem and destroy humanity. Now the fate of the world hinges on the final outcome of a renegade priest's battle with the soul eating Shadowbuilder.

LEGO Summer 2018 Unikitty Sets

LEGO Unikitty Set 1775 Unikitty! Collectibles Series 1
We had a nice, lengthy visit with LEGO involving tiny pizzas, tiny burgers, tiny tacos, tiny cupcakes and...umm..regular size beers! Among the Star Wars, Incredibles 2 and Harry Potter sets on display was a tightly packed section just for our favorite hyper active LEGO cartoon star, UNIKITTY!! We photographed 6 sets and one collectible, blind-bag figure series, so strap on your kittycorn horn and start saving your toy moneys...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SDCC 2018: Bluefin Bandai Shogukan Voltron Exclusive

SDCC 2018 Bluefin Bandai Shogukan Voltron
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces a special version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand that will be offered as a convention exclusive at the 2018 Comic-Con International.

This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the "Form Blazing Sword" sequence and is not found in the standard version of the model kit. It will be offered to Comic-Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth with an MSRP of $70.00. During the convention Bluefin will offer a wide array of products for sale from popular Bandai brands including Bandai Hobby and Bandai Shogukan.

SDCC 2018: NECA's Full Exclusives Lineup

SDCC 2018 NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Action Figure Box Set
It's mental that we are already only one month out from San Diego Comic Con!! Even though the convention itself isn't showing us any love this year, we'll still be supporting our friends as they slide their shiny exclusive collectibles forward for all the world to see. Let's get this train roaring along with NECA, everyone's favorite 7 inch action figure masters, who filled this year's lineup with many an item super collectors are freaking out over as we speak. Get ready to drool...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Reviewed

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Review
by Ben Urich

So let’s just start with the fact that I have long been a fan of anything to do with the JURASSIC franchises. I read the original books years ago, have read all the comics, and seen all of the films; so whenever there’s a new film in the franchise, I always look forward to its release. The newest installment FALLEN KINGDOM was no exception. Although I must admit that my standards for these movies have dropped over the years, and I really just go to see the dinosaurs on the big screen and, of course, the ensuing carnage.

VIZ Launches MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES Manga Series

VIZ Media MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES Manga Series
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces a new series set in the world of the bestselling manga series MY HERO ACADEMIA with the release of MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES on July 3rd.

The new comedy-action series MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES has been highly anticipated by manga readers. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint. The print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Digital editions will be available via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES features story by Hideyuki Furuhashi and artwork by Betten Court and is based on original concepts by MY HERO ACADEMIA series creator Kohei Horikoshi. Future volumes of the series will be published every four months.

Monday, June 11, 2018

E3 2018: Reimagined Resident Evil 2 Coming January

E3 2018 Capcom Resident Evil 2 Reimagined
At the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) E3 press conference today, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, unveiled the first look at the new Resident Evil 2, one of the most highly anticipated games of all time. Based on the original genre-defining masterpiece, the new game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game. Resident Evil 2 brings its reimagined brand of horror to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC on January 25, 2019.

E3 2018: New Trailer for Cinematic Horror Thriller TRANSFERENCE

SpectreVision & Ubisoft Montreal’s TRANSFERENCE
SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal released the new trailer for their gaming collaboration Transference at E3 2018 today. A narrative experience that merges movies with games, Transference is an immersive and unsettling psychological thriller that brings the first-person exploration game into a chilling new dimension.

Transference plunges players into the experiment of the brilliant yet troubled scientist Raymond Hayes: a corrupted digital simulation of his family formed using the collective brain data of his wife Katherine, son Benjamin, and Raymond himself. Shifting back and forth between the individual perspectives of each family member, players piece together the mystery as they go hands-on to search for clues, solve puzzles, and discover the corrupted consciousness of a family.

New Looney Tunes Cartoons Coming in 2019

Warner Bros Looney Tunes Cartoons for 2019Warner Bros. Animation is announcing its most ambitious Looney Tunes content initiative to date with Looney Tunes Cartoons, a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters.  With multiple artists employing a visual style that will resonate with fans, each “season” will produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation that will be distributed across multiple platforms – including digital, mobile and broadcast.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Witchblade Gets a Reboot



Writer Caitlin Kittredge (THROWAWAYS, Coffin Hill) and artist Roberta Ingranata put a contemporary spin on the classic WITCHBLADE—first co-created by Image Comics co-founder and partner, Marc Silvestri, with Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl—WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1 trade paperback will collect issues #1-6. It will hit stores this July.

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood's life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to The Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But those powers come with a heavy cost, and Alex soon finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

MGM Introduces the Animated Addams Family

MGM Addams Family Animated Feature FilmThe voice cast for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) animated feature The Addams Family is set, it was announced today by Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group. Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas and Friends, Day of the Diesels) direct a voice cast led by Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation) as Gomez Addams, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Morticia Addams, Chloë Grace Moretz  (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, If I Stay) as Wednesday Addams, Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things) as Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll (Big Mouth, Sing) as Uncle Fester, Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus, Beaches) as Grandmama and Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya) as the family’s arch nemesis Margaux Needler (AKA the best cast ever).

Monday, June 4, 2018

FROM HELL: Master Edition Coming this September

Top Shelf Productions From Hell Master Edition
Jack is back — and this time, the blood is red.

For decades, the award-winning graphic novel FROM HELL has welcomed readers into the grandeur and grime of London in the late 1800s. The New York Times-bestselling opus is an achievement the New Yorker dubs “remarkable” and Entertainment Weekly calls “an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century.”

Beginning in September, readers old and new will experience FROM HELL as never before. The FROM HELL Master Edition presents Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s Victorian masterpiece as a ten-issue serial, thoroughly restored and revised “for color, clarity, and continuity” by Eddie Campbell himself.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

BEA 2018: New LEGO Gear from Santoki

BEA 2018 Santoki Lego Merchandise
BEA (Book Expo) drops on us once a year and when it hits New York, you'd better believe we hop a train to shoot all the geekiness contained within. This year's layout was way smaller than we remember, so we took the opportunity to scan every aisle for the most awesome offerings from our favorite publishers and around each corner, there were unexpected surprises! One such smile-inducing discovery was Santoki. We are familiar with this crew mainly from our yearly UK Toy Fair coverage, so they were instantly recognized when we spotted their signature minifigure LED flashlights. Since we couldn't nail down what had been out for ages, was just releasing or had never been seen before, we shot the lot. Let's take a look at everything they had to offer...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Another Wolfcop on Blu-ray and DVD July 3rd

Another Wolfcop Blu-ray
RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the horror, comedy film ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on July 3, 2018. ANOTHER WOLCOP is the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic WOLFCOP. Written and directed by Lowell Dean (WolfCop), ANOTHER WOLFCOP stars Leo Fafard (WolfCop), Yannick Bisson (“Murdoch Mysteries”), Amy Matysio (“Epic Studios”), Jonathan Cherry (Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Serena Miller (Separation Anxiety) and Kevin Smith (Clerks). RLJE Films will release ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ride Brute Force Studios' Fallout Vespa Into the Apocalypse

Brute Force Studios' Fallout Vespa


Our quest to battle boredom in the great state of New Jersey is never-ending, so we are always on the hunt for conventions with a flair for originality. Luckily, the COGS Steampunk Expo provided just such an oasis at the top of this month. While roaming the grounds in Somerset, NJ, we spotted Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios, who you might remember from the TV show Steampunk'd! Thomas had his table loaded with hand made leather works, but the most impressive item on hand was his custom Fallout Vespa!! Get ready to drool...