Friday, September 18, 2020

Tenacious Toys AngelOnce Exclusive Chumbo

Tenacious Toys AngelOnce Exclusive Chumbo
After several successful drops of his Charlie the Angry Elephant vinyl toys, AngelOnce is now teaming up with Tenacious Toys to release an exclusive blue color variant of his 5" Chumbo resin figure.

AngelOnce has been campaigning his signature Charlie character since 2011, with Charlie appearing on walls, prints, paintings, t-shirts, pins, sketches, skateboards, patches, rugs and fine art sculptures. Most recently, AngelOnce worked with vinyl toy producer UVD Toys on a 4-inch vinyl collectible version of Charlie which was offered in several different color variants. With his Chumbo collectible resin sculptures, AngelOnce successfully translates Charlie into yet another form which collectors are snapping up quickly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up Book & Advent Calendar

Insight Editions The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

With Disney’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: POP-UP BOOK AND ADVENT CALENDAR (Insight Editions; 9/29), fans of Tim Burton’s iconic film can countdown to Christmas with this pop-up advent calendar. Inside, readers will find a perfectly ghastly pop-up tree. Hidden in compartments beneath it are twenty-five removable and displayable ornaments—from skeletal reindeer to a man-eating wreath—to hang on the tree.

Love and Monsters Trailer Drops

Love and Monsters title art
Looking suspiciously like the "Last Kids on Earth" cartoon series on Netflix, comes "Love and Monsters", starring our buddy Michael Rooker, which is the one and only reason we ever need to report on a movie. Of course, awesome looking creatures around every corner is a good reason as well. CUE THE TRAILER!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary SteelBook Arrives Sept. 15

Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Limited-Edition SteelBook
Disney Media Networks celebrates the 45th anniversary of the pop-culture phenomenon “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with an all-new limited edition Blu-ray™ SteelBook® debut on Sept. 15, exclusively at Best Buy locations in the U.S.

Fasten your garter belt for the time-warping, gender-bending cult classic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf! This picture-perfect Blu-ray™ specimen includes an abundance of extras to help you recreate The Midnight Movie Experience at home. “It was great when it all began ...,” and “Rocky Horror” is still guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you! “I’ll tell you once, I won’t tell you twice” that the 45th Anniversary SteelBook also includes an exclusive glitter lithograph, a must-have for any collector.

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel Invite Readers to Get Drawn into NOCTERRA

Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel's NOCTERRA COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The NOCTERRA COLLECTOR’S EDITION Kickstarter campaign from superstar comic creators Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel is bringing fans behind-the-scenes for their upcoming series from Image Comics, with Snyder’s script displayed alongside Daniel’s linework to provide a rare look at the process of making comics. Now the hit campaign is offering a new tier that offers fans a chance to be drawn into an issue from the series’ first story arc, with a speaking role… and an untimely on page death. Backers at this tier will also receive the page of original art of that scene by Tony S. Daniel. In addition, the creators are offering 5 slots for the chance for to be drawn into NOCTERRA issues 2 through 6.   

“We were surprised by how quickly the tier offering fans a chance to be drawn into issue one disappeared,” said Tony S Daniel. “And since this is a horror comic, we thought it would be great to bring our fans in on all the gruesome action.”

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal Saga Continues with 5 All-New Episodes

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
Spear and Fang continue their journey together with five all-new episodes of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, premiering Sunday, October 4th at 11:30pm ET/PT on Adult Swim.  Combining artistry, emotion and flat out action, the series has as well been renewed for a second season for an additional 10 episodes.  From the mind of Genndy Tartakovsky, the visionary creator behind the Emmy® award-winning series Samurai Jack, comes a new tale that follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct dinosaur.

Sony Unveils Full Slate of COBRA KAI Merch

Cobra Kai costume at Spirit Halloween
As the two-time Emmy nominated show “Cobra Kai” enters a new dojo on August 28 with the first two seasons landing on Netflix, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announces a comprehensive licensing lineup, including gaming, apparel, accessories, collectible toys, publishing, costumes, home goods and more. Select products are now available in the United States with additional products being released throughout the year and in 2021. Product can be found at major retailers including Amazon, Box Lunch, FYE, GameStop, Hot Topic, Spencer’s and Walmart.

“We are super excited to bring the first two seasons of “Cobra Kai” to Netflix’s massive, global audience, with a third season on its way in 2021. We are taking the show beyond the screen and into the hands of consumers through a variety of merchandise offerings, and we are honored to have such a fantastic roster of licensees to help make that happen,” said Jamie Stevens, EVP, Worldwide Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “With even more help from our showrunners themselves who make sure we are staying true to the DNA of “Cobra Kai,” we’re confident that fans everywhere will be proud to show ‘no mercy’ for their fandom by sporting these epic show-themed products.”

Saturday, September 5, 2020

LEGO Visits Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Launched September 1st, the spectacular new LEGO® Harry Potter® set allows fans to be transported to the most magical shopping street in the world, now in brick form!

Diagon Alley™ is one of the most iconic locations in the Wizarding World. It’s where Harry Potter gets his first glimpse of the exciting new world he is about to join, as he’s guided through the magical shopping street by Hagrid. And now LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike can build and create the iconic street in their own homes.

The set brings the two worlds together in a magical hybrid: a rich and versatile display model, with a modularity aspect that allows fans to choose how to display the shops (all in a row, swapping them around, or even placing individual shops on different shelves!).

Friday, September 4, 2020

Hexy's Best of the Best Dead by Daylight Tournament

Dead by Daylight is a game we've been watching from day 1, as we surely love our horror movies, and any game that pits survivor against methodical killer was always going to be a win in my book! The game came out of the gate with innovative gameplay and an ultra creepy back story about giant spider gods feeding off blood and hope. It wasn't long before the game added iconic movie villains like Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers, Leatherface and more, offering up their final girls along side them as well as fantastically designed playgrounds in which to hide and slay. Surprisingly, there hasn't been a great deal of friendly competition (if any) here in the states, so top player Hexy set out to fix that with the Best of the Best Tournament!

Monday, August 31, 2020

The DC Direct DCEASED Action Figure Line... Bitey, but Not Chewy

DC Direct DCeased Action Figures Green Lantern 001
Tomorrow is September 1st...and you all know what that means... IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN TIME AGAIN!!! Ok fine, we are still around two months off, but do we really need an excuse to celebrate the coming of the high holy days? The answer is NOPE!! Though we are still reeling from the untimely demise of DC Direct (the collectibles manufacturing arm of DC Comics), we were still allowed a final bitey package from our friends containing the first (and likely, last) DCeased action figures, based on the comic series of the same name and themed for YOU, the creepiest of readers, right at the start of the best holiday ever.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tremors Shrieker Island Digital, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20

Tremors Shrieker Island
The mighty Shriekers are back. more terrifying and deadlier than ever in Tremors: Shrieker Island, the newest chapter of the long-running, fan-favorite Tremors franchise, premiering exclusively on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2020 and streaming soon on Netflix from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Everyone’s favorite Graboid hunter, Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” “Suits”) reprises his iconic role as Burt Gummer along with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as Burt’s potential protégé in this all-new thrilling and hilarious movie that brings wild new adventures and terrors to the team against the backdrop of a small island in the Tropics filled with magnificent beaches, crystal blue water and lush forests.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Milestone Returns to Publishing in February ‘21

DC Comics Milestone Returns in Feb 2021
Fans tuning in to the DC FanDome Hall of Heroes received unexpected and welcome news, courtesy of a surprise panel announcing the return of Milestone to DC publishing.

Moderator Marc Bernardin and DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee were joined by Milestone partner/producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan, along with Phil LaMarr, the iconic voice of the Static Shock animated series. The panelists discussed the origins and history of this groundbreaking imprint, the indelible impact and legacy of Milestone co-founder, Dwayne McDuffie. Hudlin also discussed plans to create multimedia opportunities spotlighting Milestone characters, including feature films, animated movies and podcasts.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

REVIEW: In Lovecraft Country, Not All Monsters Have Tentacles

HBO Lovecraft Country Teaser Poster
As soon as a project emblazons the name Lovecraft across it's marketing, there is a mixed reaction among the lifelong horror fans who know what baggage comes with it. Some simply celebrate the work that's seeped into the dark corners of our minds, filling those shadowy spaces with roiling tentacles, clawed hands that seem once human, and glimmering black eyes that shine in clusters like bubbles floating atop a puddle of water. Others are quick to point out the author's blatant racism, which, understandably, ruins any and all work the man did in his lifetime. HBO's Lovecraft Country swims deep and unflinchingly into these murky waters, delivering monstrous entities with a thousand eyes and teeth that leave no man recognizable, and on that same page, puts the viewer on the receiving end of a 1950's world designed to treat black folks as less than human. All at once, a "sundown town" means a region where black men and women can be rightfully hung after dark and a place where, deep in the forests, you may hear a branch snap far above you and a low growl build with anticipation before an unspeakable terror claims your life.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

U.S. Genre Film Festivals Unite for Virtual Event NIGHTSTREAM October 8 - 11

Nightstream 2020 Virtual Film festival
In response to the many challenges impacting the film community amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the concerns of safety and security that presently come with physical exhibition and festivals, a collective online initiative will be launched by organizers of a number of American genre festivals for the upcoming fall season to offer a singular experience for U.S. audiences. Together the Boston Underground Film Festival (MA), Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (NY), North Bend Film Festival (WA), the Overlook Film Festival (LA), and Popcorn Frights Film Festival (FL) will join forces under the banner of NIGHTSTREAM to present a dynamic and accessible virtual festival, to run from Oct. 8-11.

Programmers from all five festivals will collaborate on the NIGHTSTREAM feature film line up, and these films will be recognized as an official selection of each festival entity as well. The short film programs will be individually curated by each fest, along with a full slate of live events and panels taking place over the weekend. The lineup is expected to be announced in late September.

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen Graphic Novel
Something strange has been unleashed in the North of England. A modern-day druid has been committing a series of ghastly murders in an attempt to unleash the awesome power of the ancient gods of Great Britain. But all hell really breaks loose when his latest would-be victim, rebellious teen Nicnevin “Nissy” Oswald, turns out to be more than she seems. In NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN, debut graphic novel writer Helen Mullane, acclaimed artists Dom Reardon and Matthew Dow Smith, and celebrated colorist Lee Loughridge have created a haunting and unsettling coming-of-age horror story for our times.

Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, will publish NICNEVIN AND THE BLOODY QUEEN in the UK on August 20, 2020. The book features a stunning cover by Jock, the co-creator of Wytches and one of the modern masters of comic book suspense.

Amazon Prime Launches "Welcome to the Blumhouse" Horror Slate

Amazon Prime Welcome to the Blumhouse
Amazon Prime Video announced today “Welcome to the Blumhouse”, a program of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Sharing the spine-tingling suspense that’s a Blumhouse signature, each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October, timed for the Halloween season, on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Dead by Daylight Introduces Cross-Play and Cross-Friends Features

Dead by Daylight Cross Play Announcement
BehaviourTM Interactive is excited to step into a new era, as today, it introduces Cross-Play and Cross-Friends in the hit multiplayer horror game, Dead by DaylightTM. These two features will break barriers and allow the entire community to join the world of the Entity no matter what platform they are on.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week

Diamond Select Castlevania figures
Summer may be winding down, but things are heating up at your local comic shop! This week, Diamond Select Toys is shipping seven sizzling new items to your nearest store, and there’s something for everyone! Castlevania action figures, DC Comics dioramas, Rocketeer and X-Men busts, and creepy sculpts of Cthulhu and Annabelle! It’s the best of all worlds! Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Ultraman Comes to Marvel

Marvel Comics The Rise of Ultraman
Ultraman’s incredible legacy expands next month when Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions team up for THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 , a comic series reimagining the fabled beginnings of this iconic hero. Crafted by an all-star cast of talent including writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Mat Groom (Self/Made) and artists Francesco Manna (Avengers, Fantastic Four) Michael Cho (Captain America) and Gurihiru (The Unstoppable Wasp), THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN will retell the origins of the Earth’s mysterious defender against the terrifying Kaiku and promises to entertain both longtime enthusiasts and newcomers to the fascinating world of Ultraman. Get your first look at the action that awaits in a thrilling trailer for the debut issue before it lands next month!

New Cyberpunk 2077 Featurettes

Cyberpunk 2077 Updates
CD PROJEKT RED has unveiled three featurettes centered around the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. The videos focus on the life paths, weaponry, and music of the game, and were all featured on the second episode of Night City Wire.

The Lifepaths featurette takes an in-depth look at the different backstories players will be able to choose for V — the main character of Cyberpunk 2077. Each path provides a distinct introduction to Night City and influences V’s experiences throughout the game.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Reedpop & Youtube Partner for Digital New York Comic Con 2020

New York Comic Con 2020
Today, ReedPop - the world’s leading producer of pop culture events  - announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world.

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Frame Up: Playmobil's Back to the Future Toy Sets

Playmobil Back to the Future Toy Sets
Toy collectors, especially those of us who remember the 80's-90's, are in the midst of an embarrassment of riches. Not only can we celebrate monthly drops of fantastically crafted action figures of our most iconic modern heroes, but every company out there seems chomping at the bit to perfect our childhood toy hordes and sell it all back to us. Playmobil was long known as a child-safe toy line allowing play in medieval castles, farmsteads, aquariums and the like. In the last few years, they've introduced licensed properties, most of which designed to set off your flashback spidey-senses. It's a rare moment when a company can take on a movie property and make toys that are accurate, well designed, kid-friendly and ridiculously fun. Count Playmobil's Back to the Future line among them!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Just a Sample of FANTASIA's Mammoth Film Festival Lineup

Fantasia International Film Festival 2020
The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 24th edition as a virtual event accessible to movie lovers across Canada, with a wild assortment of scheduled screenings, panels, and workshops taking place online from August 20 through September 2, 2020. The decision to launch a digital edition of the famed genre festival was born from Fantasia’s desire to keep the health and safety of its attendees a top priority during the current global health crisis, while still offering daring, much-needed new genre entertainment to residents of Canada and supporting the breakout filmmakers of the year.

The Resident Evil Collection Coming to 4K Ultra HD

Resident Evil Movie Art
One of the most successful live-action video game film franchises of all time gets an upgrade when the RESIDENT EVIL 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives on November 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited-edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all six films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Five Details

Call of Duty Season 5
Get ready for an overloaded Season of complimentary content with the biggest Warzone maps additions ever seen, more Multiplayer maps, new Operators and a comprehensive Battle Pass system brimming with content, including two free weapons and other goods available to unlock.

Here’s a run-down of some of the new modes, maps, and other features that players can expect to see this Season...

Comedy Central Announces Reimagined "The Ren & Stimpy Show"

Ren and Stimpy Cartoon Series
Today, Comedy Central announced a reimagination of the Emmy®-nominated cult hit The Ren & Stimpy Show as it continues to double down on adult-focused animation, unlocking and reinventing a treasure chest of IP across ViacomCBS to complement South Park, including the newly announced Beavis and Butt-Head from Mike Judge and Daria spin-off Jodie.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Kevin Smith and Wildbrain on Animated Green Hornet Series

Green Hornet Comic Book
WildBrain, a global leader in kids and family entertainment, has teamed up with renowned filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Kevin Smith to develop an original animated series based on the classic superhero franchise, Green Hornet. The new animated series will target a  family audience and feature classic Green Hornet elements that fans know and love, including his ultra high-tech car, the “Black Beauty”. Set in contemporary times, the series will deliver some exciting new elements as it follows the adventures of a re-imagined Green Hornet and Kato – now the grown son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the original Kato – as they partner to battle crime in Century City!

Dead by Daylight Launches Tome IV CONVICTION

Dead by Daylight Tome IV CONVICTION
Behaviour™ Interactive, Canada’s leading independent game developer is proud to announce today the launch of a new Archive for its hit 1 v 4 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight™.

This Archive, named CONVICTION allows players to unlock memories from Meg Thomas, The Wraith, The Hag and Ace Visconti. It also features new story-related outfits and charms for these characters. A 30% sale on main characters Ace Visconti and The Hag between July 29th and August 5th will take place to celebrate the release of the Tome.

THE OFFICE: The Official Party Planning Guide to Planning Parties

THE OFFICE The Official Party Planning Guide to Planning Parties


Lead your very own party planning committee with this official guide to throwing The Office-inspired events! The Office: The Official Party Planning Committee Guide to Planning Parties [October 13, 2020; $29.99] features easy-to-follow party ideas with step-by-step instructions for creating the best PPC-approved parties, including recipes, decorations, office pranks, party games, and more!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ghost in the Shell arrives on 4K and Digital 4K Ultra HD on 9/8

Lionsgate Ghost in the Shell Anime 4k Blu-ray
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of all time when Ghost in the Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital 4K Ultra HD) and Digital 4K Ultra HD on September 8th from Lionsgate. Based on the beloved manga from Japanese writer and illustrator Shirow Masamune, the film’s voice cast includes Atsuko Tanaka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, TV’s “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, “Ghost in the Shell 2.0”), Akio Ôtsuka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Paprika, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots), and Kôichi Yamadera (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Ninja Scroll). Remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and featuring fan-favorite commemorative artwork from pop illustrator Martin Ansin – along with brand new bonus material – this will be the most definitive Ghost in the Shell package to date.

Monday, July 27, 2020

SDCC 2020: Mandrake the Magician Gets A Reboot

Stonebot Comics The Legacy of Mandrake the Magician comic book coverHearst-owned King Features Syndicate, Red 5 Comics and StoneBot Studios will cast a spell on readers this October as they present a new take on the classic comic strip Mandrake the Magician in an all-new comic book series. More than 85 years after the original comic strip’s debut, this expansion of the Mandrake universe stars a new generation of heroes as they face off with familiar foes.

Hitting store shelves on October 28, the modern-day Mandrake, aka “Mandy,” will make her debut in the YA comic series Mandrake the Magician: Mandrake’s Legacy. The series will be complemented by a free, must-read webcomic. The project is helmed by one of today’s most innovative writers, Erica Schultz, a comic book writer, editor, letterer and instructor best known for her work on Marvel’s Daredevil and the award-winning crime series M3. She currently writes Forgotten Home for ComiXology Originals and teaches with The Kubert School and with ComicsExperience.com. The cover art will be provided by the talented Amelia Vidal (Marvel Studios & Boom Studios) and the series will also offer vibrant variant covers from artist Evelin Unfer. The beautiful and detailed interior art is credited to artists Diego Giribaldi, Juan Pablo Massa and Moncho Bunge.

SDCC 2020: Lovecraft Country Season 1 Teaser

HBO Lovecraft Country tv series teaserHey Folks! Ya like tentacles?? Actually, I can't guarantee tentacles just because this is about a tale spun from the works of H.P. Lovecraft...but there's probably an awesome chance!! San Diego Comic-Con just wrapped up their first ever @Home event, so we'll be digging through the geeky goodies to bring you the highlights. Here's one from the creepy side of town.

During the Comic-Con@Home panel for HBO’s genre-bending LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, fans were presented an exclusive sneak peek from the first season...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

SDCC 2020: Megalopolis Tackles Earth Worm Jim, Battle Toads, Madballs & More

SDCC 2020 Megalopolis Teaser
Megalopolis Toys has added more iconic brands to their upcoming 2021 line of classic/retro action figures; Earthworm Jim and Clay Fighter from Interplay Entertainment; and Battletoads, Banjo Kazooie, Conkers Bad Fur Day and Perfect Dark from Microsoft’s Rare Ltd Studios.

Gamera: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set

Arrow Video Gamera the Complete Collection
This limited edition collectors' set traces the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the "friend of all children" in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.
COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX SET CONTENTS
  • Limited collectors' edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank
  • Casebound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs
  • High Definition (1080p) versions of all twelve films, with lossless original Japanese audio and a complete collection of English dub tracks, including classic American International dubs on the Showa-era films remastered from original MGM elements
  • Hardback 130-page comic book including a full-colour reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh
  • Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, an archive interview with Noriaki Yuasa by David Milner, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, Fangoria set reports on the Heisei trilogy by Norman England, and a viewers' guide to the English-dubbed versions of the films
  • Double-sided four-panel poster of "Gamera's Map of Japan" in both Japanese and English
  • Collectors' artcards for each film, featuring new artwork by Matt Frank

SDCC 2020: Nickelodeon & CBS Television Studios Unveil STAR TREK: PRODIGY

Star Trek Prodigy Animated Series logo
Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios today officially revealed the title and logo for its all-new animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY, which follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation. The series is developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.

BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Trailer and Poster Reveal

Bill and Ted Face the Music movie poster
Orion Pictures has released the official trailer and poster for BILL and TED FACE THE MUSIC. The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves).

The now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe, helped by their daughters (played by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine), a new batch of historical figures and a few music legends. The film also stars  Kristen Schaal, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, Jillian Bell, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

SDCC 2020: Diamond Select Vinimates Exclusives

Diamond Select Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vinimates Vampire Angel and Spike SDCC 2020 2-PackThe convention formerly known as Comic-Con International has gone digital for this year, but that means the panels and exclusives are going digital, too! Now available on shop.diamondselecttoys.com, these four Vinimates vinyl figures are highly limited, and highly awesome! Each 4-inch vinyl figure – based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Godzilla, Lost in Space and the Rocketeer – features a poseable head, and there are only 250 of each! Order today before they’re gone! And then check out our panel Saturday at 1:00 PM PST!

Monday, July 20, 2020

SDCC 2020: Image Comics Programming

image comics at san diego comic-con at home 2020
Image Comics is pleased to participate in Comic-Con@Home—a virtual alternative to the usual San Diego Comic-Con festivities hosted by Comic-Con International in light of COVID-19. It will be held on July 22-26, 2020 at the Comic-Con website. Follow along and connect with the fandom when you use the official hashtag, #ComicConAtHome.

SDCC 2020: Udon Exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 at Home Udon Exclusives
This year's San Diego Comic Con experience will be like no other! UDON Entertainment is excited to announce this year's lineup of new and exclusive San Diego Comic Con At Home merchandise, available only at UDONPins.com starting Wednesday, July 22! Let's get ready to rumble!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Remastered Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection Coming July 28

Wonder Woman Remastered complete collection on blu-ray
Wonder Woman, the beloved 1970s live-action television series starring Lynda Carter, has been remastered and is coming to Blu-ray™! Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 28, 2020.

Save the world? That’s a man’s job. Then along comes star-spangled Wonder Woman with her bullet-deflecting bracelets and golden lariat to set everyone straight. With Lynda Carter staring as the title character, Season One features adventures in Wonder Woman’s original World War II era, while Seasons Two and Three whoosh forward to the disco-loving ‘70s.  Times change. The need to smash evil, calamity and injustice does not.

Mondo Joins the Comic-Con@Home

ComicCon@Home Mondo Booth
Mondo is excited to unveil their plans as part of Comic-Con@Home, the virtual San Diego Comic-Con convention. Featuring online panels with Mondo creative directors and artists, daily product drops and sneak peeks at upcoming collectibles, apparel, and soundtracks, the five day celebration of the year’s biggest geek event will take place at home from July 22 - 26.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Toy Fair Everywhere July 2020: Virus Smasher

Toy Fair Everywhere 2020 Wild Hair Creations Virus Smasher


Quarantine got your down? Social distancing has you yearning for an accidental bump into another living, breathing human being? Do folks wearing face masks on their chin fill you with the rage of 1,000 Rocky Balboas?? Wild Hair Creations has the product for you! Leave it to a toy company to put a face on a global pandemic so you may pummel it to your heart's content. Madball and monster toy fans, take notice!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Marvel and Scholastic To Launch Graphic Novels For Young Readers

Marvel Scholastic Graphic Novels Miles Morales Shock Waves book cover
Marvel Entertainment and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced a multi-year Original Graphic Novel program featuring some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes including Miles Morales, Kamala Khan, Shuri and more! These new stories will launch as part of Scholastic’s Graphix Media line, building from the success of Marvel and Scholastic’s prose collaboration program that kicked off earlier this year.

Next spring, Marvel and Scholastic’s new OGNs will make their debut with Miles Morales: Shock Waves, written by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always and the forthcoming novel, Early Departures) with art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Pablo Leon (The Journey)! Following one of Marvel’s most popular characters, Miles Morales: Shock Waves will introduce readers to a riveting new story that will thrill both new and well-versed comics readers alike.

Transformers x Top Gun Collab Launch

Hasbro Transformers x Top Gun Maverick Collab graphic
Feel the need… the need for speed! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Paramount Pictures today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Top Gun collaboration, starring the all new character MAVERICK. Not to be confused with Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, this new TRANSFORMERS robot makes an ideal wingman, taking form as the iconic Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat® jet from the original Top Gun film. This nostalgic Top Gun mash-up MAVERICK robot marks a celebratory moment ahead of the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic original film, Top Gun: Maverick, releasing December 23, 2020.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Marvel to Publish New Alien and Predator Comics

Marvel Comics Predator Stories
Today, Marvel Entertainment announced three iconic franchises – ALIEN, PREDATOR, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR – will be launching all-new stories with Marvel Comics starting in 2021! The new comic series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond to explore never-before-seen corners of both the Alien and Predator universes.

Following the debut of Alien in 1979 and Predator in 1987, the films built a cult following and expanded rapidly to include toys, games, novels, and comic books, eventually leading to 2004’s landmark crossover Alien vs. Predator. Marvel’s new stories will draw from all of these properties, building on decades of multimedia storytelling. Get a first look at next year’s deadly new chapter with spine-chilling cover art by David Finch!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Superman: Man of Tomorrow coming to Digital (8/23) & 4K/Blu-ray (9/8)

Superman Man of Tomorrow Animated Movie
Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis in Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting August 23, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

New CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie On The Way

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nickelodeon and award-winning Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are jointly announcing today that production will begin on an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture. Marking the Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production, in partnership with Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, overseeing production for Nickelodeon. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) and written by Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).

Friday, June 26, 2020

THE BOYS Return September 4 for Season 2

Amazon The Boys Season 2
Amazon Prime Video today announced that the hit superhero satire The Boys will premiere the first three episodes of its second season Friday, September 4, 2020. New episodes will be available each Friday culminating in an epic season finale on October 9. The news comes on the heels of the cast coming together for a virtual event, hosted by season two guest star Patton Oswalt, that looked back on season one and also dropped hints for the upcoming season. The eight-episode Amazon Original series will be available on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world, and is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Yen Press Announces New SEKIRO Manga Series

Yen Press Manga Sekiro Side Story Hanbei the Undying


Life beyond death...A foolish notion with which to deceive oneself. But what happens when death does not come? Hanbei the Undying has lived longer than most, yet he's found no sense of purpose along the way-no reason to swing his blade. With a history vaster than most could hope to comprehend, it's only natural to wonder: Who exactly was he before he met the Wolf? Find out in this must-read tale for fans of FromSoftware's hit game SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA Trailer is INSANE

Well Go Entertainment Train to Busan Presents Peninsula Movie Poster
Train To Busan is hailed far and wide as one of the best zombie films created to date, and for good reason. While some horror fans moan they suffer from zombie fatigue, Busan showed that simply striving to make a great movie can catapult the genre out of any perceived doldrums. Excellent writing and character development bolstered by superb casting and actor charisma makes this title stand out. Die hard horror fans will be quick to point out the Asian style of body acting helps to make nearly every zombie unique and horrifying while the film makers spin witchcraft around the physics of mass body movement, ending the debate once and for all: FAST ZOMBIES ARE MONSTROUS!!

Now Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, a deeper dive into a world ravaged by the zombie plague.