Friday, June 28, 2019

NECA Fan Event 2019: Toony Terrors Evil Expands

NECA Fan Event 2019 Toony Terrors Horror Action FiguresWhen you are a company striving for perfection with every action figure release while filled to the brim with highly creative individuals, you may take a moment to step away from creating EVERY DAMN VERSION of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Keueger from EVERY DAMN SECOND in all of their respective films to have a little fun with your licenses. When NECA cuts loose...we get something like Toony Terrors! Imagine while growing up, your Saturday morning cartoons were populated with any number of big screen horror idols. This is the dream NECA strives to make real.....cuz they are creepy....and I mean that in the best way possible!

SDCC 2019 Exclusives: Godzilla Stomps Into Comic-Con

SDCC 2019 Bandai 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure 001
There are already many....MANY exclusives that have fans chomping at the bit. Those attending the annual geekstravaganza called San Diego Comic-Con are plotting when and where they have to line up to assure flawless victory, while others scheming from their couches at home are calculating how to obtain each priceless plastic baby, short of going on Facebook posts and begging...which I can assure you, is happening right now. Godzilla exclusives have always generated a great deal of interest, and this year's offering from Bandai America is no different. We warn you, this sucker may cause spontaneous tears, throwing of money at your computer screen, ignoring loved ones as you pour over every detail and forgetting to breathe.

Fantasia Film Festival Unveils EVERYTHING

Fantasia Film Festival 2019
With today’s final wave of programming, the 2019 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has now released its full lineup, featuring over 130 incredible features from across the globe. Of note, the festival will host the World Premieres of MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, BLOOD ON HER NAME, STARE, 1BR, THE DEEPER YOU DIG, and HOMEWRECKER; the North American Premieres of VIVARIUM, DREADOUT, and LES PARTICULES; the Canadian Premieres of THE LODGE, PROMARE, ANOTHER CHILD, and SWALLOW; and Special Advance Screenings of READY OR NOT and A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND.
In addition, the festival is also very proud to announce a record number of repertory titles, its esteemed 2019 jury, a horror film location bus tour through Montreal, and exciting, one-of-a-kind live events featuring producer Edward R. Pressman, FIRST BLOOD director Ted Kotcheff, and iconic horror host Joe Bob Briggs.

Monday, June 24, 2019

NECA Fan Event 2019: The Shape of Water's Amphibian Man

NECA Fan Event 2019: The Shape of Water's Amphibian Man action figure
NECA spent some time hanging out with some die hard fans yesterday at Yestercades in Westfield, New Jersey, showing off a big pile of action figures that have just been released, are releasing any minute and are so close you can smell that new plastic. Among the supernatural killers, alien hunters and radioactive ninja turtle teens was the Amphibian Man from the much celebrated film The Shape of Water. Actor Doug Jones kills it, once again, as a fish man out of water (once again!), and with the imagination of Guillermo del Toro fueling the action, we were guaranteed a cinematic moment to remember. NECA sets this moment in stone...or rather plastic...with a fantastic action figure many fans beyond the realms of collecting will want to own.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hellboy on Digital July 9 and Blu-ray July 23

Lionsgate Hellboy 2019 4k combo pack
It’s time to give evil some hell when Hellboy arrives on Digital July 9 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 23 from Lionsgate. Based on Mike Mignola’s smash-hit comic book series from Dark Horse and written for the screen by Andrew Cosby (TV’s “Eureka”), the horrifying vision filled with monsters and mayhem is directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and stars Golden Globe®  nominee David Harbour (2018, Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series, “Stranger Things”) as the iconic half-demon superhero, Hellboy. “A horrifyingly good time” (William Bibbiani, TheWrap), the film also stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise, The Fourth Kind), Golden Globe® winner Ian McShane (2005, Best Actor – Drama, “Deadwood”), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost,” TV’s “Hawaii Five-O,” Insurgent), and Academy Award® nominee Thomas Haden Church (2004, Best Supporting Actor, Sideways). Additionally, the film features the talents of Academy Award®-winning special effects makeup artist Joel Harlow (2010, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Star Trek) and world-renowned prosthetics artist Norman Cabrera (Planet of the Apes, TV’s “The Walking Dead”), bringing Mignola’s wise-cracking demon and other creepy creatures to life.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Orphan Black Saga Continues on Serial Box

The Orphan Black The Next Chapter on Serial Box
Tatiana Maslany, the Emmy® award-winning star of Orphan Black is on board to voice a new installment of the beloved series, which will be available later this summer for reading and listening, from premium digital reading and audio platform Serial Box.     

The collaboration with Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios marks Serial Box’s second major commitment to creating original stories, in audio and reading formats, for major global franchises.  The company recently announced it was joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to create original stories based on Black Panther, Jessica Jones,Black Widow, and Thor.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

E3: Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date & New Trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 video game collector's editionCD PROJEKT RED reveals brand new details regarding the studio’s upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. Starting today, the title is also available for pre-order.

Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming open-world, action-adventure story from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will release April 16th, 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nickelodeon's “Intergalactic Shorts Program” to Identify New Animation Talent

Nickelodeon Intergalactic Shorts Program
Nickelodeon is setting out to develop the next generation of animation talent through the launch of its new Intergalactic Shorts Program. With new leadership at Nick Animation, and a newly installed team driving its search for new talent, the Intergalactic Shorts Program is designed to identify original, comedy-driven content and nurture the voices and passionate storytellers behind them in a creative-led environment.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Hasbro Unveils Marvel Retro Series X-Men Action Figure Wave

Hasbro Marvel Retro Series X-Men Action Figures
Oh dam. Hold onto your wallet TIGHTLY. This is going to cause the dollars to jump from your pockets. Hasbro have been releasing retro packaged action figures in between their Marvel Legends waves for a little over a year now (maybe longer) and while they are a welcome addition to those Marvel obsessed collections AND have provided a way to get much needed action figures which have sky rocketed in price into the hands of the poor johnny or jane come lately, they weren't really blowing anyone's hair back. NOW...with the release of an all X-Men wave with art echoing those KBToys 3 for 10 Toy Biz action figures....there is...a mighty need.

NECA's Street Scene Diorama: Wish Fulfilled!

NECA's Street Scene Diorama
In a world where Barbie gets houses, sports cars, private planes and full sets of glamping gear, the lonely 6-7 inch action figure collector is left crying in the rain. We were raised with playsets for each line we collected. Gargoyles got a castle. He-Man got a castle. Crystar got a castle. The freakin lion from Narnia....CASTLE!! Ok maybe it wasn't the lion's castle, but one of those movies got a castle and I bought the thing because...CASTLE!! I've always loved playsets, and as I grew older and shifted from going pew pew with my figures to setting them up in elaborate displays and action shots for photography, playsets became an essential tool. In the last few years, playsets have made a return with towering batcaves, turtle lairs and technological outposts from which Ben 10 and other cartoon heroes can defend the planet, but aside from these gimmick filled, cardboard enhanced, kid friendly kingdoms, there hasn't been much for toy photographers to work with. Then NECA answered the call!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hasbro & Wicked Cool Team For Micro Machines Return

Wicked Cool Toys Takes On Micro Machines
It's time to take a trip down memory lane—in a tiny car! It was announced today that Hasbro, Inc. has entered into an agreement to appoint Wicked Cool Toys as global master toy licensee for one of the hottest toy lines of the 1980s and 1990s, Micro Machines.  Wicked Cool Toys' portfolio includes original IP as well as the master toy licenses for top brands including Pokémon and Cabbage Patch Kids®.   Micro Machines, a top-selling line featuring collectable component style "playsets" and miniature vehicles, originally became a hit in the mid-1980s.  The new line of Micro Machines is expected to hit store shelves in the fall of 2020.