Friday, July 20, 2018

Slain: Back From Hell Rocks The Switch

Slain Back from Hell for the Nintendo Switch 02
Why do people still buy DVDs? Why do folks still read actual comic books? Why would a game company put out a physical version of a game people already downloaded? PEOPLE LIKE TO OWN THINGS THAT ARE REAL!! Every time your computer turns dumb and won't work anymore, more often than not, what happens to all your pictures? Unless they are online somewhere, they are gone forever. There's something to be said for owning a real, touchable, physical item. Most of the time, you can control when it goes away. Just my 2 cents!

You've heard of games that are run and gun? This one is dash and decapitate!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SDCC 2018: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series Returns!!

SDCC 2018 Disney Star Wars The Clone Wars Animated Series Returns

As the biggest companies scramble to gather exclusive content for their streaming services intended to give Netflix a run for their money, Disney just pulled out an ace in the hole. THE CLONE WARS: THE ANIMATED SERIES IS RETURNING!!! During a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the now legendary series at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Dave Filoni (the man who should take the reigns on the entire Star Wars film universe) announced the show would return with 12 all new episodes set to air on Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service, bringing closure to the unfinished work and its millions of fans worldwide.

American Psycho Arrives in 4K, Blu-ray and Digital Combo Pack 9/25

Lionsgate American Psycho 4K, Blu-ray and Digital Combo Pack
Sit back, relax, and turn on some Phil Collins, because American Psycho: Uncut Version arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) September 25 from Lionsgate. This groundbreaking thriller based on the acclaimed book by Bret Easton Ellis stars Academy Award winners Christian Bale (Best Supporting Actor, The Fighter, 2010), Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013), and Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress, Walk the Line, 2005), alongside Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Best Supporting Actor, The Florida Project, 2017) as well as Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas.

Bale stars as Patrick Bateman, a young, well-to-do man working on Wall Street at his father's company, who kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses, his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis. Screenplay by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner. Directed by Mary Harron.

SDCC 2018: IDW Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell

IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder in Hell Comic Book

IDW is proud to announce that acclaimed TMNT artist Mateus Santolouco will both write and draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell, a five-issue miniseries slated to debut in early 2019 that serves as a sequel to the fan-favorite Secret History of the Foot Clan storyline.

Shredder in Hell, the latest chapter in IDW’s groundbreaking TMNT saga, sinks into the nightmarish pits of the afterlife, where the infamous leader of the Foot Clan struggles to survive. In the process, Shredder discovers his true purpose… as well as the origins of the great beings responsible for both destruction and creation in his world.

SDCC 2018: BBC Reveal the New Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

SDCC 2018 BBC Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Thirteenth Doctor 01Today in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, the new Sonic Screwdriver Fan Collectible was revealed for the U.S. - a replica of what the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, will use in the new series of Doctor Who.

Designer Arwel Wyn Jones talked through the new Sonic, “It’s a privilege to have been asked to redesign the iconic Sonic Screwdriver for the Thirteenth Doctor and a new generation of audiences.  I can’t wait for people to see how the Doctor acquires it.”

SDCC 2018: DC Collectibles Statues and Action Figures Reveal Aquaman, Bombshells and Batmen

SDCC 2018 DC Collectibles Artist Alley Designer Vinyls Joe Ledbetter Batman
DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment, will make a huge splash at Comic-Con International: San Diego with exciting new statue and action figure reveals, headlined by a stunning statue series based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated Aquaman film, hitting theaters December 21, 2018. DC Collectibles will also expand its bestselling Batman: The Animated Series action figure line and add new artists to the company’s cutting-edge DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collection. New character additions are also planned for several of DC Collectibles’ most popular action figure and statue lines, including DC Bombshells, Batman: Black and White, DC Essentials and more.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SDCC 2018: Sideshow Collectibles Preview with Marvel, DC, Star Wars & More

SDCC 2018 Sideshow DC Comics Joker Premium Format Figure 002
If my memory serves, folks should juuuuuust be starting to que up to pick up their press badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2018, not far from the THOUSANDS of hardcore fans lining up to storm the show floor when that opening bell rings. Will they be seeking out the insanely hard to score exclusives with the hope a quick reflip will recoup their cash from this, their annual trip to the holy land? Will they be rushing to booths giving out wristbands for free celeb signings? For press, it's a chess game, as knowing what to shoot first and how to get it online the fastest is a battle I do not miss! Sideshow Collectibles have long been voiding the need for press to rush their booth by allowing select photographers, and most recently, their own in house people, to shoot early and blow the lot on their website, eliciting a cacophony of squees from their mega geeky, deep pocketed fan base. This year was no different...

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Launches on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

Outright Games today announced that much-anticipated open world adventure game, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion, is available starting today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC for $39.99.  Based on Cartoon Network's award-winning TV series, Adventure Time, the game is rated E10 for Everyone and is  available at retail locations and first-party digital stores in the US starting today, July 17th and will launch globally July 20th.

The latest side-splitting adventure will have gamers setting sail as they play as Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline to explore fan-favorite kingdoms and meet the beloved characters from Cartoon Network's popular TV animation series, Adventure Time.

SDCC 2018: Fox Home Entertainment Brings Deadpool, Super Troopers and More

Fox Super Troopers 2 and Deadpool 2 SDCC 2018
The Broken Lizard Comedy Team brings SUPER TROOPERS 2 to San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital release, available MEOW! Join the cast of SUPER TROOPERS 2 on Saturday July 21 at 1:30pm at Horton Grand Theatre (444 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101) for a hysterical panel experience you won’t want to miss! Moderated by Collider Editor-in-Chief, Steve Weintraub, the Broken Lizard comedy team of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske will be answering questions and sharing their hilarious behind the scenes stories that are sure to leave you laughing your hats off!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SDCC 2018: Dark Horse Direct Premieres 1:12 Scale Hellboy Action Figure

Dark Horse Direct 1 12 scale Hellboy Action Figure
Dark Horse Direct, alongside creator Mike Mignola and 1000toys, are proud to present the fully articulated, 1/12th scale Hellboy action figure of your dreams. Made from PVC and standing at 7.5” tall, this stellar Hellboy figure comes with interchangeable Beast of the Apocalypse head, closed fist hand, open hands for holding other accessories, separate gun, Excalibur sword, and removable cloth jacket.

Produced by 1000toys, this version is exclusive to Dark Horse Direct and is by far the most deluxe version offered on the market today. Feel fully qualified to embark on your own paranormal investigations with this full-fledged member of the B.P.R.D. at your side!

SDCC 2018: Mattel Squeaks Out Harry Potter Doll Line

Mattel Harry Potter Doll Line
With little warning and even less fanfare, doll masters Mattel have released a Harry Potter doll line that is prooooobably everything you dreamed of about 10 years ago!! Quality appears to be top notch and, as this is NOT a Barbie line, the characters don't look like Ken and Skipper in cosplay. Yay!

Fans and collectors alike will love recreating their favourite scenes and imagining new ones with the Harry Potter doll and his wizarding friends! Dolls look just like their characters in Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets and are dressed in their signature Hogwarts uniforms. Harry Potter doll and his fellow wizards have eleven "joints" -- in the neck, shoulders, hips, knees, elbows and wrists -- making them ready for action! Each doll comes with a personalized wand -- perfect for casting spells (Expelliarmus!) and multiple play patterns...

SDCC 2018: Netflix Teases Stranger Things Season 3 with a Trip to the Mall

Netflix Stranger Things Season 3 Starcourt Mall Teaser
The MALL!! ..a phenomenon and an enigma to kids in Brooklyn when the first glorious cathedrals to consumerism first popped up. We didn't get "it" at first, but we sought out the only mall-like location in our city and after a time, it all made sense. Of course, after moving to New Jersey where there was absolutely nothing else to do, it made even more sense! No matter where you were raised, we probably all have odd mall stories, some including Frank Gorshin (Classic TV Batman's Riddler) chain smoking at a signing in the comic shop, or your friends hustling non-locals at the arcade on Street Fighter, pronouncing at the start of the second match "I'm now going to beat you by just throwing you over and over." The mall is forever burned my memory and, apparently, it made an impression on the Stranger Things crew as well..

SDCC 2018: Rugrats Return!!

Nickelodeon Rugrats Cartoon Series Returns
Viacom  flagship properties Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced today a relaunch of the iconic kids’ TV series Rugrats, with a 26-episode greenlight from Nickelodeon, and a live-action film featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players. Both the TV series and the movie will include new adventures with beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting--and Reptar sightings--will be announced in the coming months.

Funko's Netflix GLOW Action Figures

Funko Netflix GLOW action figures

You weak, puny Americans...always with your wish lists...heaven forbid you have TV show you love and not have little plastic chachkis to boop around your decadent living quarters, filling that large hole in your life left from when your mother did not hug you enough. BAH!! (too much? ok...ok stop crying...I went too far.)

Funko is, once again, fulfiller of  dreams, creator of fantasy made real, DEVOURER OF LICENSES!!! Pay a visit to the ‘80s when spandex and hairspray reigned supreme with these GLOW action figures! Debbie “Liberty Belle” Egan and Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder are ready to reenact your favorite moments from the hit Netflix original series!

SDCC 2018: McFarlane on Cuphead Construction Sets!

It’s a good day for a swell addition to the McFarlane Toys Construction Set portfolio. Beginning in Fall 2019, McFarlane Toys plans to bring the award-winning video game Cuphead™ to life with Cuphead Construction Sets!

Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles and inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. Traversing vibrant worlds brought to life by traditional hand-drawn cel animation, players guide Cuphead or his pal Mugman on their perilous journey to pay back their debt to the devil. Along the way, they’ll acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and discover hidden secrets.

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 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.


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.