Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fortnite Funko Pops Build Ramps to Your Cash

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A short while back, Epic Games and their new licensing partners released a pile of press releases announcing the coming of Fortnite collectibles, games and apparel. Fortnite Monopoly seems to have been the first piece to hit retail, followed quickly by Halloween costumes and props at Spirit Halloween stores and Spencers. Moose Toys, Jazwares, McFarlane Toys and Funko all announced their Fortnite collectible intentions, but now, Funko gives us our first look!

Funko's insanely popular Pop Vinyl Figure line adds a whole squad of Fortnite skins with a wallet punching 13 figures shown straight out of the gate. We've got no idea if these will be released all at once or if this is the sum of more than one wave, but we are sure to find out soon. Past experience tells us that when Funko shows off new toy pics, a retail release isn't far behind.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dragon Ball Super Movie Releases Jan.16

Dragonball Super Movie Broly
The wait is over, and the battle date set. Super Saiyans Goku and Vegeta will gather to face their most powerful foe ever on January 16 – the official theatrical opening date for “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” announced today by Funimation® Films.  The 20th film from the franchise and first from the “Dragon Ball Super” series, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is based on the original story, screenplay and character designs of creator Akira Toriyama and features an updated art style reminiscent of the classic bestselling Dragon Ball manga series. To celebrate the new film, Funimation will host a star-studded red carpet world premiere of the English dub on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Expected guests will include the stars of the English cast, celebrity guests and studio executives.

IDW's Rocketeer Reborn

IDW's Rocketeer Reborn

The Rocketeer, the pulp-inspired hero immortalized by the late, great Dave Stevens, blasts off once more in December with the first issue of a brand-new five issue IDW series: Rocketeer Reborn!

Writers Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet (collaborators on Star Wars Adventures and The Infinite Loop) and artist Javier Pulido (Human Target, Hawkeye) reintroduce an all-new jetpack wearing hero into the 21st century.

In Rocketeer Reborn, eighty years have passed since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jetpack and soared through the skies as a high-flying hero. Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten to most people, a legend of a bygone era. When Cliff’s jetpack is found in a most unexpected way, it’s a race for those with good and evil intent to grab hold, strap on, and take off for adventure!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Funko's IT Mystery Minis Figures

Funko IT Mystery Minis Figures 2
Horror fans have enjoyed a great many collectibles celebrating their favorite fiends, creatures and human monsters, but Stephen King fans are woefully underserved. Outside of The Shining and Carrie, even the ever-expanding pop culture universes of Funko do not include a frothy mouthed dog, a homicidal car or a charasmatic antichrist. With the arrival of the mega popular IT remake, Funko explored a new opportunity to dip into King's worlds and now, we get some little claymation looking monster fighters!

Child's Play Remake Goes Into Production

MGM Child's Play Remake Teaser PosterMetro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) will produce a contemporary version of the iconic horror classic Child’s Play for Orion Pictures; it was announced today by Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group and John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. Starring Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West, Legion, Parks and Recreation) as Karen, Emmy and Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk) as Mike and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, American Gothic) as Andy, principal photography commenced in Vancouver. Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) will direct from Tyler Burton Smith’s (Kung Fury, Quantum Break video game) screenplay based on the original motion picture.

Child’s Play follows a mother (Plaza) who gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fright Fest 2018 at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will debut its biggest and scariest Fright Fest® in park history this fall. The Northeast’s Largest Halloween party runs weekends and select days September 15 through October 31 featuring more than 25 Halloween-themed shows and attractions, including the terrifying Hell Fest maze based on the new horror movie, Hell Fest, in theaters this fall. The scare factor continues to ramp up with newly-themed haunted houses, a heart-pounding new show, and the 20th season of the park’s iconic, live, stage spectacular – Dead Man’s Party.

Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon in Select Theaters Oct. 13

Fathom Events Yuri on Ice in Theaters October 13th


This fall, anime fans are set to discover that nothing is better than big screen binge-watching the most critically-acclaimed sports anime ever released. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events will bring episodes one through twelve of the ground-breaking animated show “Yuri!!! on ICE” to select U.S. cinemas in a one day marathon with “Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon.” In addition to viewing the 12 episodes with friends and fellow fans, attendees will view a video message from the series’ producer along with a “hello” from Makkachin, Victor Nikiforov's pet poodle.

Tickets for “Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon” are available at www.FathomEvents.com and participating box offices.

Team Rogue Want To Be Your Fortnite Mentors

Junior Rogue Montorship Program for Gamers
Rogue, Las Vegas’ professional esports organization, in partnership with Find Your Grind (FYG) and backed by ReKTGlobal, today announces the creation of the Find Your Grind Junior Rogue Program. Junior Rogue is a semesterly program that will provide young Fortnite players with mentorship from Rogue Fortnite players and opportunities to succeed in the gaming space. Participants will learn about the gaming industry from real professionals through a structured accelerator program and will be mentored by some of the top personalities in Fortnite, including Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo. The program begins October 8.

The Captain Marvel Movie Trailer is LIVE

Marvel Studios Captain Marvel Movie Trailer
HERE...WE...GO!! For all those that have been screaming for equal accommodation for the mighty women of Marvel Comics on the big screen, we are about to learn the most powerful hero to stand against evil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a woman.

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Monday, September 17, 2018

NYCC 2018: Diamond Select Toys Returns

Diamond Select Toys at New York Comic Con 2018
New York Comic-Con is approaching, and Diamond Select Toys is prepping a massive presence at the show, with cases of advance prototypes, shelves of products for sale, a panel, two signings and an exclusive! Read on for details, and come see us at booth 1644!

Starting Thursday, Oct. 4, DST will offer an exclusive Minimate of the Battle Beast Desmodius, a fearsome black bat armed with a sword and glaive. Measuring approximately 2 inches tall, and featuring 14 points of articulation, it is fully interchangeable with all Minimates mini-figures. It will come packaged in a clear polybag with hangtag, and sell for $6.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Required Reading: The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide

The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide by Luke Goodman
Nerf blasters have been around for over twenty-five years, and today they remain one of the hottest toys on the market. You’ll see them used for everything from one-on-one backyard battles to epic Humans vs. Zombies games with hundreds of participants. There you’re likely to see modified, tricked-out blasters that have increased range, dart speed, and capacity, as well as awesome paint jobs.

If you’ve ever wondered how you too can kick your foam blaster up a notch, The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide (publishing October 16 from Voyageur Press) can show you the way. In this unofficial handbook, Luke Goodman (aka YouTube's Out of Darts) guides you through simple modifications with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography. With his expert advice, you’ll have a higher-performing – and cooler-looking – blaster in no time.

NYCC 2018: Freeform Bringing a First look at ‘SIREN’ Season 2

Freeform announced today that it will bring the cast and executive producers of the critically acclaimed mermaid drama “Siren” to New York Comic Con on Thursday, Oct. 4, to do a deep dive exploring the behind-the-scenes secrets of the show, recap season one and reveal what fans can expect from the highly anticipated season two when it premieres in January.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Doll Collection

Hasbro Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Doll Collection
Kids can recreate amazing team adventures with MARVEL RISING SECRET WARRIORS figures! Each 11-inch-scale figure comes ready for super-powered action in their Super Hero fashions with soft goods clothing and rooted hair. Features 15 points of articulation for great poseability. Characters include MS. MARVEL, SQUIRREL GIRL, AMERICA CHAVEZ, GHOST-SPIDER, DAISY JOHNSON (MARVEL’S QUAKE) and MARVEL’S PATRIOT. Each figure sold separately.

Availability: October 2018

Restored "Night of the Living Dead" in Theaters October 24-25

Restored "Night of the Living Dead" in Theaters October 24-25 from Fathom Events
A half-century ago, the living dead had their night, but for decades the inexorable dread of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” has been seen only in murky, fuzzy versions.

On Wednesday, October 24, and Thursday, October 25, only, “Night of the Living Dead” returns to nearly 600 movie theatres nationwide in a newly restored and remastered version presented by Fathom Events, Image Ten Inc. and Living Dead Media, in association with Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. “Night of the Living Dead” will play at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time) both days, presented through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).

Commemorating its 50th anniversary, “Night of the Living Dead” will be accompanied by a new behind-the-scenes look at the making of this iconic film. Tickets for “Night of the Living Dead” are available beginning today at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations can be found on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

NYCC 2018: Guillermo del Toro, Diego Luna with DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below

DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia 3Below Animated Series at New York Comic Con 2018
Guillermo del Toro offers a first look inside his upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy. The panel will also include executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes, and actor Diego Luna. The series follows two royal teenage aliens, and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Gets a Super Spooky Teaser Trailer

Netflix Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Poster
Look up the word "unafraid" in the modern comic book dictionary and there you will find, inexplicably, the kid-safe face of Archie Andrews, iconic and timeless figurehead of Archie Comics. To be concise, we aren't giving Archie himself this label, but the comic imprint itself, which has taken more chances in the last 10 years than I can count. From a zombie outbreak that threatened to devour all of Riverdale to Jughead's little werewolf mishap, and most memorable for me, the re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Gone was the squeaky clean, uber-white suburban facade, cast away in favor of a very Hammer Horror tone with EC Comics style frights around every corner. It was a monumental achievement, and now, I'm hoping it will be an equally intoxicating Netflix TV series!

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), a half-witch half-mortal teenage girl. She’s been waiting her whole life for her 16th birthday, but something wicked this way comes, forcing her to choose between the path of light and the path of night. A Netflix Original Series from the makers of Riverdale. CAOS arrives October 26th.

Dark Horse to Publish Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts

Dark Horse to Publish Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts Graphic Novel
This October, Dark Horse Comics will publish the final graphic novel written by Anthony Bourdain before his untimely death in June, 2018.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS reunites the bestselling writer, chef, and award winning television host with accomplished co-writer Joel Rose, his friend and longtime collaborator, for a series of horror stories inspired by the popular Japanese Edo period parlour game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. The graphic novel substitutes chefs in place of the traditional samurai, and transforms the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake by adding a common thread: food is central to each bone-chilling tale.  On a dark, eerie night a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the Samurai game of 100 Candles—where each storyteller blows out a candle after telling a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings, praying to survive the challenge.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Final Trailer for Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Animated Film

Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Animated Film
Marvel Entertainment released the brand-new trailer for the animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, which premieres on Sunday, September 30th at 10PM ET/PT simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors follows powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.

More "Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark" Casting

CBS Films Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Title
CBS Films and eOne announced today that Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory), Gil Bellows (Patriot, Jett) and Lorraine Toussaint (Into The Badlands, Selma, Orange Is The New Black) have joined the cast of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK.  The film is being directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter).  Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (LEGO Movie, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) co-wrote the screenplay with Academy Award®-winner Guillermo del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan from the bestselling trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz.  The film is being produced by Guillermo del Toro as well as Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind along with Academy Award®-winner J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fox Announces The 4K X-Men Trilogy Evolution

Fox X-Men Trilogy Evolution 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray


Coming this Fall, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a fan favorite in 4K Ultra HD™. Grab the enhanced X-Men Trilogy on September 25th.

Relive the original X-Men excitement with the first three films starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. Follow the group of mutant outcasts as they learn to control their powers in the first X-MEN. Then, watch as the X-Men join forces with their enemies to save all mutants in X2: X-MEN UNITED. Finish the trilogy with X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, as the discovery of a “cure” for the mutation starts a war.

DC Collectibles Announces Dark Nights: Metal Statue Line

DC Collectibles Dark Knights: Metal Batman: The Dawnbreaker
Straight from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL comics series comes an all-new line of 7” statues from DC Collectibles. These awesomely dark Batman statues honor Greg Capullo’s art from the comic book in stunning detail and are perfect additions to any Metal fan’s collection.

Launching in May 2019, the line will recreate eight characters from the series in total, including the fearsome Batman Who Laughs as a deluxe statue. You can also look for a Batman with baby Darkseid statue, as well as the six other Dark Multiverse Batmen: The Red Death, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Murder Machine, The Merciless and The Devastator.

Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD 10/16

Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD 10/16
Experience all three chainsaw-wielding seasons of the hilarious, critically acclaimed, most-watched comedy on Starz when the Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD October 16 from Lionsgate. Legendary horror icon Bruce Campbell stars in this series that follows up Sam Raimi’s cult-classic horror film The Evil Dead. The Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection 6-disc Blu-ray and DVD includes hours of bonus content and will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and $49.98, respectively.

Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the chainsaw-wielding, wisecracking antihero of the legendary The Evil Dead films, is back for more gore-filled adventure in this complete 30-episode collection of the “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV series. Follow Ash’s journey as he returns home to Elk Grove, Michigan, meets his long-lost daughter, and unites with former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and fellow demon fighters Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) for a final blood-splattering stand to save the world!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Slice Into the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Tokyo Game Show Trailer

Activision Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Trailer
Your death won’t come easily. Introducing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a fantastical, dark and twisted new gameplay experience from developer FromSoftware, creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, and published by Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person, actionadventure game with RPG elements. The single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a hardhearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis.

NYCC 2018: Travel Channel Presents "Paranormal Power Hour" Panel

Travel Channel Ghost Adventures October 2018
On Saturday, October 6, Travel Channel will be presenting their “Paranormal Power Hour” panel starring talent from “Ghost Adventures” that will touch on the 10th Anniversary of the popular series.

“Paranormal Power Hour”:
When: Saturday, October 6 at 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM ET
Where: Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Description: Join your favorite Travel Channel paranormal experts as they descend upon NYCC LIVE to meet YOU!  This panel will give superfans the unique opportunity to share their stories, ask burning questions about upcoming shows and even more surprises.  Lucky fans who are able to make it into the panel will receive EXCLUSIVE prizes from their favorite shows.  WARNING!  COME AT YOUR OWN RISK!

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Teaser Trailer Launches

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Debuts Friday, 11/16/18
The savior of Etheria is here as DreamWorks She-Ra and The Princesses of Power brings to life a story of magic, friendship, loyalty, and an epic battle for peace. Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess, She-Ra. Set in a world where women are unabashedly at the forefront, the series brings forth indomitable female characters each with their unique abilities and flaws to empower and entertain audiences everywhere.

The Original Tamagotchi Returns this Fall

Bandai America Original Tamagotchi Returns this Fall
Bandai America today announced that the company is bringing back an old friend with some brand new as well as vintage styles. The original Tamagotchi device, which took the world by storm in 1997, returns this fall featuring eight original colors and eight brand new colors. This new release will be rolled out in two generations and will feature the same original programming that consumers came to adore from over two decades ago.

“We have found that since we brought the Tamagotchi back last year in a new form, fans have been clamoring for the return of the originals that launched in 1997,” said Tara Badie, Bandai America Marketing Director. “We have decided to bring back the original Tamagotchi with some new additions that will keep the classic look and feel of the original game, but with new colors that will bring the device to life like never before.”

Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp Comes Home This October

Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp on Blu-ray
Moviegoers are still buzzing about Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the follow-up to 2015’s “Ant-Man” and the 20th consecutive Marvel Cinematic Universe film to debut at No. 1 opening weekend and ranked in the box office top 10 for six consecutive weeks this summer. On Oct. 2, fans can instantly watch the laugh-out-loud super hero adventure Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and on Movies Anywhere; and on Oct. 16, take it home on Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™.

Exclusive extras provide an inside look at some of Marvel Comics’ most celebrated characters and the consummate, comedic actors who portray them in “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Featurettes spotlight Paul Rudd, who returns as good-hearted thief turned hero, Scott Lang, and delivers big laughs both on set and in theaters; Evangeline Lilly, who transforms into The Wasp, the first female character to be featured in the title treatment of a Marvel Studios film; and iconic actors Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as super couple Hank and Janet Van Dyne.  Viewers can explore more about the visual development artists and effects used to bring the characters to life and drastically alter the size of the Super Heroes and their surroundings. Additional extras include deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, and audio commentary by “Ant-Man” franchise director Peyton Reed.

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Highlights

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018 Return of the Living Dead
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns this October 11th - 18th with screenings and events across BK at the Nitehawk Cinema, Syndicated, LIU Kumble Theatre, Videology, and the Wythe Hotel Cinema. This year we’ll also be invading IFP’s Made in NY Media Center with our unique brand of bloody fun.

BHFF will team up once again with Drunk Education to bring you an inebriated talk on religious horror with Bad Religion, hosted by a quartet of the film industry’s most demonic ladies. New events include the Dread Central presented drinking game-night Drinking With The Dread: Return of the Living Dead Edition and special New York-centric live Spirits Podcast that dives deep into local legends, cryptids and more!

NYCC 2018: Marvel Sketches Out Their Week

Marvel at New York Comic Con 2018
Marvel Entertainment is descending onto New York Comic Con in full force! Join us for a robust lineup of fun events from Marvel Television, Marvel New Media, Marvel Animation, Marvel Comics, Marvel Games and Marvel Themed Entertainment. With exclusive first-look videos, star-studded signings, and incredible fan experiences at the Marvel booth, this Comic Con is guaranteed to bring you loads of unexpected surprises you won’t want to miss - all starting Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7.

NYCC 2018: NETFLIX Full Lineup with Sabrina, Daredevil, The Dark Crystal & More

Netflix at NYCC 2018
Something spooky this way comes according to Netflix’s 2018 New York Comic Con lineup. Netflix aims to delight fans with a full range of laughs and frights, and even a superhero to save the day!

The world’s leading entertainment service will present a weekend of panels including Big Mouth and Marvel’s Daredevil. Additionally, Netflix will feature the highly anticipated freshman series The Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina inside their Netflix and Chills Mega Block Panel.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

NYCC 2018: WBTV Bringing Titans, Legacies, Riverdale, Gotham & More

NYCC 2018 Warner Bros TV Activities
Warner Bros. Television kicks off New York Comic Con on Wednesday, October 3, with the world premiere screening of the live-action dramatic adventure series Titans, which launches October 12 as the first original series for the new DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service. The exclusive debut screening will be followed by a Q&A session with series stars and executive producers, who will shed further light on the highly-anticipated first season. The star and producer sessions continue on Saturday, October 6, when the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted takes fans inside Legacies (Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW), the thrilling next chapter in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy. The back-to-back Saturday panels will also feature the world premiere pilot screening of Roswell, New Mexico (midseason on The CW), followed by the action-packed season four premiere of Blindspot (Fridays at 8/7c on NBC) and a special video presentation of The 100 (midseason on The CW). Fans will also get an inside look at the new series Manifest (Mondays at 10/9c on NBC).

NYCC 2018: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Activities

Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series
Nickelodeon will bring together voice cast members, series co-executive producers and special guests on a panel at New York Comic Con 2018 to talk about what fans can expect from the reimagined animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Throughout the convention, attendees can also experience one-of-a-kind activations at its booth (located in the Crystal Palace).

Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Full Schedule Details

Why celebrate the spookiest time of the year for only 13 nights when you can celebrate for 31!? Freeform has expanded their annual Halloween programming event to “31 Nights of Halloween” bringing more thrills and chills to the entire month. From Oct. 1, the network will be invaded by everyone’s favorite witches, a murderous barber, out of control dinosaurs and everything else that goes bump in the night.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Untitled Goose Game Lets You Be Your Worst Self ... As a Goose

Untitled Goose Game by House House
From the world that brought you "Getting Over It", a game about a man who looks remarkably like Putin, naked in a large cauldron, pulling himself up rocks and bits of what I can only describe as New Jersey, which has fallen from the sky in an oddly precisely stacked manor, using only a pick axe. From the same world that brought you "Goat Simulator"...which I will let the name speak for itself... comes a game where a large, belligerent bird terrorizes a small community...AND YOU GET TO BE THE BIRD!!

NYCC 2018: Dreamworks Animation TV Lineup

Dreamworks TV Animation at New York Comic Con 2018
DreamWorks Animation Television is set to present several jam-packed panels at New York Comic Con 2018, with executive producers and voice talent on hand from its upcoming Netflix original series DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, as well as the fan favorite Voltron Legendary Defender.  Each series will offer sneak peeks, panel discussions and fan Q&A’s.

Netflix's THE WITCHER Casts Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

Netflix The Witcher TV Series
Netflix have announced they have found their Geralt in Henry Cavill, most known for playing Superman in Warner Bros. most recent DC Comics epics and, most recently, that dude that destroys bathrooms in Mission: Impossible - Fallout! The 8 episode series will be directed by Alik Sakharov, Charlotte Brändström and Alex Garcia Lopez, alongside Showrunner/EP Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy).

Tenacious Toys Announces Danger Dog the Pit Bull Vinyl Toy

Tenacious Toys Danger Dog the Pit Bull Vinyl Toy 02
Tenacious Toys, veteran online vinyl toy shop, just released their first self-produced vinyl toy.

Danger Dog is a 5-inch vinyl pit bull figure with 1 point of articulation. Danger was sculpted up by Mike NEMO Mendez from the original 2-inch size. Previously, Tenacious Toys released Danger as a limited edition 2-inch resin figure in several colorways.

Dead Hand Toys helped produced the resin tooling masters for the factory, and the dog itself is a 3D interpretation of the mascot logo developed for Tenacious Toys by Alex "Playful Gorilla" Rivera.

Amazing Heroes Reborn Action Figure Kickstarter Launches with Savage Dragon, Madman & More

Fresh Monkey Fiction Amazing Heroes Reborn Action Figure Kickstarter
Remember the 90's? I WAS THERE!! Toward the mid to late 90's, it seemed like anyone with a self published comic and a dream could get action figures made of their ultra cool exxxtreeeeme characters. Was plastic cheaper then? Was China having a sale on the production of busty, scantily clad female hero action figures? I DO NOT KNOW. Comics like Hellina, Ghost, Ash, Double Impact, Brigid and Ultra Force all got their characters immortalized in plastic from companies large and small...and then it all stopped. These days, it takes a great deal of word of mouth and estimated potential income to get any company to agree to making action figures from any property, even if it's a very well known movie from our past. Luckily, we've got folks like Fresh Monkey Fiction who step up to utilize the power of crowdfunding to give our underappreciated comic book heroes their day in the sun.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Walmart Stepping Up to Fill the Toys R Us Void

When news of Toys R Us closing all stores in the US started circulating, among industry vets, the immediate discussion was who might fill those big, giraffe shaped shoes? The most obvious choices were Target and Walmart, who already boast massive retail space from coast to coast. It wouldn't be too difficult to expand toy sections in any number of locations. Still, my thoughts settled on Walmart who, in my neighborhood at least, seem the most willing to restructure and/or cut into space that seems to be all too often empty (of customers) alongside those well traveled toy aisles. Target took the first steps toward broadening their selection, welcoming collectors to come shop for NECA's mega popular action figures on their shelves. Now Walmart announces their plans for toy domination...

Friday, August 31, 2018

FOX Decides The Predator Movie is Fun

FOX The Predator final movie trailer
There are two titles in the realm of Scifi that get fans excited for future projects, but continually roll out tedious exercises in MORE of the same with zero charisma. Sadly, those titles are Aliens and Predator. News of a movie simply titled The Predator helmed by Shane Black, who is known for fantastically entertaining movies like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and The Nice Guys, went a long way to rid memories of Aliens vs Predator and the like from people's brains, but there are still many skeptics. The initial synopsis and trailers were...unconvincing. Now, with 2 weeks til showtime, FOX has changed direction a full 180 degrees and presents us with a trailer that makes the new film look extremely fun!!

Tiltify Launches Jacksonville Fallen Gamers Fund

Tiltify Launches Jacksonville Fallen Gamers Fund
Tiltify, the livestream interactive fundraising platform for the digital generation, today launched the Jacksonville Fallen Gamers Fund to raise money for families of the victims in the Madden NFL 19 tournament shooting last week in Jacksonville, Fla. Tiltify will host the secure account to which donors can contribute directly or use to collect funds raised through their own livestream campaigns within their communities.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Transformers: Cyberverse Trailer Drops

Transformers: Cyberverse animated series trailer
Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake… only, he can’t remember what it is! It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Greg Nicotero & KNB EFX to Tackle Movie Spawn Once Again

Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX on Spawn Movie Reboot
“The Walking Dead” Director and Effects Specialist, Greg Nicotero has been tapped for Todd McFarlane’s New “Spawn”  Movie

Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on THE WALKING DEAD has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse Spawn feature film.

McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group,  worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie. 
“I'm a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn 'look' so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

World War Z Video Game Looking to Take a Bite Out of the Competition

World War Z Video Game
In a world where our geekiest desires are translated into plastics, fashion and digital alternate realities, it's easy to miss a thing or two. Such is the case with the WORLD WAR Z video game!! I blame society. World War Z has been one of my go-to zombie movies for more than a minute, with plenty of tension, a fast moving story and the dynamics of those zombie hordes to keep me locked in every time. Translate that into a video game and I'm ALL IN!! Let's take a look at what we know so far about the game and how, exactly, they expect us to kill 300 approaching zombies armed only with a semi-automatic and dreams of movie sequels...

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal

Cyberpunk 2077 video game
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher and GWENT, are proud to present the first gameplay recording of their upcoming open world RPG — Cyberpunk 2077.

“What we’re releasing today was recorded from a game deep in development.” — says Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio...

Mezco's The Nun Doll Wants Your Soul

Mezco's The Nun Doll
Mezco introduces a spine-tingling doll from the Warner Brothers film ‘The Nun’.

Standing at approximately 18 inches tall, The Nun doll might just be as scary as the film. Her bright, piercing eyes stare directly into your soul and she features a film-accurate habit complete with a tunic, cowl, and veil.

First introduced in The Conjuring 2, horror fans got a quick glimpse of The Nun in a haunting scene where demonologist, Lorraine Warren, is attacked by the spirit. This summer, The Nun stars in her own self-titled film exploring the unholy origin and dark secrets of her past further expanding the Conjuring’s Horrorverse.

The Art of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Offers a Deeper Look into the 2012 Series

Dark Horse The Art of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Book
Dark Horse Books and Nickelodeon are proud to present The Art of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a definitive guide to Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the visionary minds behind the 2012 hit series, this brand-new book allows fans to get to know the Turtles like never before, featuring exclusive art from all five seasons and insider commentary curated by the show’s executive producer Ciro Nieli, plus an introduction by Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hasbro's Marvel Gamerverse Action Figures Claim an Extra Life

Hasbro Marvel Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Gamerverse Action Figures Black Widow vs Street Fighter's Ryu 006
It's been some time since Hasbro premiered their Marvel Gamerverse 3.75 inch action figure line with Iron Man vs Mega Man X, which came as an awesome surprise for toy fans in general and a mind blowing product drop for longtime Capcom Vs fans. With the popularity of Twitch on the rise and celebrity gamers in the press daily, it should come as no surprise that toy companies would be paying more attention to video game properties, especially when they already own a license for half the characters!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game

Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game to Release at Target on August 26th
Big G Creative announces their new board game, Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Battle Game based on the wildly popular Monster Cereal characters from General Mills features Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy.

Pick your favorite Monster Cereal characters and battle to see who can “eat” the most cereal. In this fast-paced game of luck and strategy, players try to collect as many Cereal Cards in their Bowls as they can. Each monster has special powers to give you an advantage and help you gobble up the most cereal. Use Milk Tokens to combine Cereal Cards and take bigger bites. The monster that munches the most wins the game!

The Witches are Back in the Suspiria 2018 Trailer

Amazon Studios Suspiria 2018 film stills 001
Dance can enrapture or enslave. In one instant, seductive...the next, empowering...the next, heartbreaking, all without uttering a word or explaining a position. The music drives the movement but the movement expresses the will of the performer. In a way, a highly trained dancer is capable of a sort of witchcraft, and someone who masters their movements knows they can inspire or horrify the watcher, leading their emotions where ever they like. We can only hope the Suspiria remake will capture even a small semblance of that power on film...