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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Bring Your Heroes To Work Day: Kevin Grevioux

Kevin Grevioux


Today, amid the sadness and chaos, I'd like to take a moment to celebrate a good man who always has a smile for you when you meet him...no matter how beat up he is from Comic-Con! Kevin Grevioux may be best known as the massive werewolf RAZE from Underworld, but over the years, I've come to know him as a highly creative individual challenging artists and writers to spark life into their own worlds. His voice is essential and necessary in a world that seems to value recreating and rebooting an already successful model to make a quick dime. Take a look at Kevin's most current comic work, among which, one title can be found at select Walmart stores!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

McFarlane Toys on Warhammer 40K

McFarlane on Warhammer
The Necrons are shaping up to be critical players in the unfolding story of Warhammer 40,000.  McFarlane Toys will be bringing fans an incredibly detailed 7-inch scale Necron Warrior with Ultra articulation – up to 22 moving parts for a full range of posing and completed with character-specific accessories; a Gauss Flayer and Canoptek Scarab along with a Warhammer 40,000 branded base.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Diamond Select Looks To Winter Releases with DCeased, Marvel's Mightiest & More

DC Comic Gallery Batman Defiant PVC Diorama
It’s almost summer, which means it’s time to start thinking about winter! After all, that’s when these new products announced by Diamond Select Toys will be hitting stores! You can pre-order most of these items at the links below, including items from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or visit shop.diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com!


DC Comic Gallery Batman Defiant PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Don’t mess with the Batman! The Dark Knight takes a stand in this all-new Gallery Diorama from DST! With one foot up on a pile of rubble and his cape twisting in the wind, this piece inspired by the cover of Batman issue #702 features detailed sculpting and paint applications and is cast in high-quality PVC. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, it comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JUN201789, SRP: $49.99)

Insight Editions' Ghostbusters Art Book Materializes

Insight Editions Ghostbusters Art Book


Celebrating the legacy of the pop culture classic, Ghostbusters, this deluxe, hardcover art book features an ectoplasmic jackpot of brand-new, exclusive artwork inspired by the most iconic paranormal investigators in cinematic history. Bringing together brilliant artists from animation, comics, fine art, and beyond, Ghostbusters: Artbook showcases incredible artwork inspired by the iconic 1984 film. Filled with unique interpretations of fan-favorite characters such as the Ghostbusting team, Slimer, Gozer, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this deluxe art book shows that decades later there’s still only one team to call—Ghostbusters!

Silent Hill Coming to Dead by Daylight!

Dead by Daylight Silent Hill Trailer
BehaviourTM Interactive and Konami are proud to announce today the release of the newest Chapter of the iconic asymmetrical 4v1 game Dead by DaylightTM: Silent Hill. The emblematic video game franchise joins the Entity’s Realm and further pushes the boundaries of horror, featuring a new Silent Hill-inspired map, a terrifying monster and a mysterious survivor.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Comic and Game Retailers Ready for a Comeback

Diamond Comics Back the Comeback
Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game  Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises companies, today announced the launch of Back The ComebackTM, a multi-phased campaign focused on supporting local comic and game stores as they reopen, restart and rebuild. Centered around the rallying cry of, “Our Comeback Will Be Bigger Than Our Setback,” Diamond and Alliance created the campaign in partnership with publishers and industry influencers to shine a light on the unique relationship consumers have with their local comic and game retailers while raising funds to support restart efforts.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Titan Readies SNOWPIERCER: THE PREQUEL PART 2: APOCALYPSE

Titan Snowpiercer The prequel Part 2 Apocalypse Graphic Novel 01


August 2020 will see Titan Comics next installment in the post-apocalyptic graphic novel series that inspired the highly-anticipated TNT TV series which airs May 17 2020, starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs!

The Snowpiercer saga continues with this brand new story by original artist Jean-Marc Rochette and Eisner nominated writer, Matz.

After the extinction event that caused the new ice age, the train Snowpiercer travels perpetually around the globe, with the last survivors of humanity learning to come to terms with their new reality.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Creators of THE TOYS THAT MADE US Present "A Toy Store Near You"

A Toy Store Near You Trailer
The Nacelle Company will debut A Toy Store Near You, a docuseries filmed and released during the COVID 19 Pandemic that takes viewers inside independent toy stores across the country and the world, starting on May 29th via Amazon Prime, YouTube and many other content destinations. New episodes will be released as they are ready in a release pattern designed to prioritize speed over designated seasons.

SPAWN Kickstarter Fully Funded: Last Hour To Pop!

Spawn Kickstarter 01
It’s official, the Original SPAWN Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) has broken the record for the most-funded AND the most-backed action figure campaign in the history of Kickstarter! This collectible figure and comic are exclusive to Kickstarter backers! In just one hour, this fully funded project will close up shop, so jump in while you can!

Don’t miss your chance to join in and get this once in a lifetime collectible before it ends on Friday, May 8, at 3:55 PM EDT.

The powers that be have upped the ante for all backers with tons of FREE BONUS and UPGRADES additions across all levels. And yes, the Spawn Figure will all have lots of articulation and real metal chains. Various levels will have an exclusive weapon, foil embossing on the comic book cover, signature certificate of authenticity, and more!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Marvel Select's Taskmaster Revealed

Diamond Select Black Widow Movie Taskmaster Action Figure
Not to be a whiner...and we've gotten something like THREE Marvel movies a year for a while now....but....this wait for the Black Widow movie....IS.THE.LONGEST.EVERRRR. I'm telling people it's a plot against women. Follow me into hell. ANYYYWAY...yes, the movie is pushed back to (hopefully) brighter times when we can sit next to each other in movie theaters again, but the march of the little plastic men continues on! Diamond Select gives us new toys to look forward to as they reveal their snazzy new Taskmaster action figure, ready to get his ass handed to him by our favorite Marvel Comics red head.

We’re all sad that the Black Widow movie has been postponed until fall, but one thing hasn’t been postponed – the next Marvel Select action figure, based on the film! The Taskmaster is almost here, and not only does he fill the frequently-requested movie villain slot, he’s a villain who’s just as cool as the heroine!

Lovecraft Country Teaser Packed With Monsters Both Human and ...Not

HBO Lovecraft Country Teaser
HBO has my full attention! The cable channel who last blew me out of my seat with their Watchmen series now dives neck deep into the murky, tentacle filled waters of H.P. Lovecraft's mind.

The one-hour drama series based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Black as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

Photo Set: The Four Horsies of the Pocalypse: Calamity

Bigshot Toyworks Four Horsies of the Pocalypse Calamity Art Toy
Bigshot Toyworks are known throughout the toy industry as top notch designers of action figures, art toys, mini figures and statues. With clients like Sideshow Collectibles, Pop Culture Shock, Mondo and Diamond Select, it's likely you own some of their work and didn't even know it. So what happens when toy makers-for-hire realize their own creations in three dimensions? Today, we take a look at one such work of art from Bigshot's Four Horsies of the Pocalypse toy project. Meet Calamity...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Celebrating Star Wars: May the 4th, 2020 with Hallmark

Hallmark Star Wars May the 4th Releases
May 1st comes tomorrow! As we wait to be clear of all this rain on the east coast and witness the blooming of May flowers...as promised in the rhyme, we remember another very important event is looming. May the 4th!! This fairly new Star Wars holiday allows for jedi and sith geeks alike to celebrate their love for the holy trinity, the sequels, the prequels and everything in between, and the good folks at Hallmark would not let a celebration like that pass without jumping on board, themselves. Let's take a look at what those masters of holiday cheer are bringing to the Dejarik table next week...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The SCOOB! Has Come! Scooby-Doo Movie Toys Hit Stores

Basic Fun Scoob! Movie Toys
Scooby-Doo fans are truly blessed. I can't recall a time in the last 10 years when there weren't a constant stream of interesting and show-accurate toys on store shelves and, to the delight of all collectors, they were cheap too! Basic Fun continues the party train of Scooby merch with their lines based on the new animated movie, due to hit next month, if all goes to plan.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

"Daughters of Darkness" Celebrates The Faces of Metal

Jeremy Saffer's Daughters of Darkness Art Book
Noted celebrity and music photographer Jeremy Saffer has joined forces with Rare Bird Books for the release of the coffee table book Daughters of Darkness, a photographic love letter to the iconography of Black Metal and Doom.

“‘Daughters of Darkness’ has been a project that’s been in the works for a third of my lifetime,” Saffer says. “I knew that I wanted to make the most of this project and, most importantly, have it done the right way. Rare Bird not only shared my vision for what the physical collection of all this work should look like, but also are as excited for this project to come to fruition as I am. It’s really important that an artist’s vision is shared by the people bringing that vision into physical visual form.”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I Watched INMATE ZERO So You Don't Have To

Patients of a Saint Movie Poster
***Please note this will be the beginning of a series of reviews where I have already subjected myself to a fairly bad movie and to purge, I tell you all about it. That said, the entire piece is one big spoiler. You were warned!**

So I watched this movie called "Patients of a Saint". Very clever play on words as it's supposed to have something to do with experiments that go wrong..get it..Patients...only it takes place in a prison, making the title a moot point. Also when I was given the screener it was called Inmate Zero..so..yea. So, I jump in thinking it might be at least a sub-par zombie movie. The makeup was pretty damn good, the entire film is shot very high quality, the acting was pretty terrible and the writing was abysmal. The lead character is named "Stone", a super lanky woman with a shaved head that we are supposed to buy as ex special forces, a point they drive home several times as they mention it...several times..and then we see her kick some redneck's ass. It seems her special forces skills are abandoned for the rest of the movie as she spends most of it crying and not much else.

Friday, April 17, 2020

For the Safety of Geeks Everywhere, Comic-Con 2020 is Cancelled

This was coming. We all knew it was coming. You can't possibly plan an international gathering of like-minded geeks with vendors shipping product across the globe and guests making plans that are concrete-like for airlines and hotels, when the world is practically on fire. To think it would be all clear by July was overly optimistic. We at Idle Hands tip our hats to the producers of Comic-Con for making the hard decisions, and to the readers out there, we hope you'll support your favorite artists, comic creators and vendors, as without the massive income they would bring in from SDCC, they'll need you more than ever.

For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Pre-Orders Up For Diamond Select's Lord of the Rings Figures!

Diamond Select Lord of the Rings Action Figures Not sure if anyone else saw it coming at this year's New York International Toy Fair...but I sure didn't. Greeting me on a shelf were a set of brilliant new Lord of the Rings action figures, alongside a build-a-figure Sauron in armor that would just about make your eyeballs explode from your head. Toy Biz's LOTR action figure line set an extremely high bar in all categories across the board. Paints, sculpting, likenesses, accessories, scale, army builders...you name it, Toy Biz exceeded all expectations. For a company like Diamond Select, who know full well they have large, pointy shoes to fill, to tackle such a legacy means they are all geared up and ready for battle. From the looks of the initial lineup, we'll soon be very happy geeks!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon Moved to 2021

BookCon, BookExpo and Unbound moved to 2021 dates
Today, ReedPop announced that due to the escalation of COVID-19 globally, the next edition of BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.

The events were previously postponed from their original May dates to late July, however, as the pandemic has continued to escalate in the United States and we see the challenges it has brought for the book industry, it is clear that 2020 is no longer a viable option for this community.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Contest of Champions Benefit D&D Stream April 4th

Contest of Champions Benefit Stream April 4thA time of great chaos gripped the land. Citizens of the realm are forced to stare at each other for days on end with only the binge watching of Tiger King to pass their monotonous hours. WHO WOULD COME TO SAVE THEM??!! Enter The Contest of Champions, a Twitch tabletop gaming benefit streaming April 4th on
GameStop's TWITCH Channel (https://www.twitch.tv/gamestop) beginning 11am, PST, produced by Lost Odyssey Events.

Connecting You To Your World **UPDATING DAILY**

For the first time in most of our lives, we are living through an event that everyone across the globe is touched by. This great shift in the way we've been forced to live has jarred many, and for those of us who were already in a precarious place with our mental health, it's a struggle every day. It is with that in mind that we are posting this page that will be both outreach for those in need and refuge for those who need a break from their four walls. Below you'll find links to people banning together for worthwhile causes you can contribute to and places online where you can take in historical sites, appreciate art or just spend some time smiling. We hope you'll find some peace of mind here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpions Revenge Launches First Official Clip

One of the most popular video game franchises in history comes to animated life in "Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge," an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28, 2020.

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema Paperback Coming This Summer

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema Paperback coming summer 2020This new book accompanies the greatly anticipated Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema exhibition, on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) (dates TBA).

A landmark exhibition book that examines 100 objects selected from an incredible archive by the animator Ray Harryhausen’s daughter. The book is packed with Vanessa’s personal stories that have never previously been heard or published from a life watching her father make world-famous films that changed the course of cinema.

This book is a fascinating examination of the work of the pioneer of the special effects that we see in modern cinema, with contributions from experts in the field and written in conjunction with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Diamond Comics Distro Addresses Pandemic Response & Effects on Comic Industry

Free Comic Book Day 2015 The Comic Crypt, NJ
Statement from Steve Geppi, Diamond Comics Distribution CEO:

As everyone knows, the world faces ever-increasing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its effects on the comics & collectibles and tabletop gaming industries have been felt far and wide.  We are hearing from thousands of retailers that they can no longer service their customers as they have in the past, many of them forced to close by government action or resort to in-person or curbside delivery. Even those still open are seeing reduced foot traffic in most cases, a situation that seems likely to worsen with time.

Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts Early on Digital March 31 and 4K, Blu-ray, DVD on May 19

Sonic the Hedgehog comes to home video
Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19.

The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more!  Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.

Garden State Film Festival Readies Virtual Screenings

Garden State Film Festival 2020
Stars shine this Thursday, 26 March 2020, when the Garden State Film Festival presents hundreds of independent films virtually through parallel and dynamic digital streaming in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the announcement from the Governor of the State of New Jersey further restricting public gatherings.

That's right! You can see an incredible selection of +240 innovative films through an unprecedented four-day, live-stream event on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Starving for interesting entertainment during self-isolation? GSFF 2020 is the perfect antidote. Enjoy popcorn in your PJ's while streaming hundreds of feature-length films, shorts, documentaries, animation, student films, premieres, and more top-quality cinematic showmanship.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Spooky Side of Sesame Street, Part 1: “Don’t Eat the Pictures.”

DVD cover for Sesame Street's Movie Don't Eat the Pictures
By Roxie Guarino, Nightmare Fuel Investigator

In his iconic roles as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Carroll Spinney inspired millions of children to laugh and learn on “Sesame Street”. Now, just shy of 50 years on the air, we’ve said goodbye to one of our favorite childhood friends.  We’ll miss you, Mr. Spinney!

But as with all things…”Sesame Street” has a dark side. YouTube, the Lost Media Wiki, and TV Tropes are just a few sites where you can find generations of viewers talking about the many segments that creeped them out. This new series will highlight some of those most infamous moments. For our first installment, we honor the late Carroll Spinney with one of Big Bird’s greatest moments. It’s brought to you by the letter D, for ‘defeating a demon and defying a deity of death.”

Friday, February 21, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Hasbro's Ghostbusters Preview

Toy Fair 2020 Hasbro Ghostbusters Toys
Almost time to head into New York City and set up shop for Toy Fair 2020! As I prep the gear and ready my camera for a hell of a workout, the news is coming in hot and heavy. One such item is from a source who provided new, official pictures from Hasbro's Ghostbusters line, confirming the newest licensor is exploring the "Real Ghostbusters" cartoon look (kinda?) along with a movie accurate line touching on everything from the first appearance to the newest film, Afterlife.

Toy Fair 2020: Prepare Your Bodies for Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter

Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter
Live on Kickstarter.com, and being shown for the first time at New York Toy Fair, Anchorman: The Game - Improper Teleprompter is an adult party game from Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment based on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's hit comedy, which also stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, and a host of other comedians.

The game is inspired by Ron Burgundy's susceptibility to read whatever is written on the teleprompter, no matter how strange or inappropriate. Players compete by sabotaging other anchors' news stories with ridiculous magnetic words and phrases to try and get them to laugh while reading the news.

Toy Fair 2020: Wicked Cool Toys Pokemon Preview

Toy Fair 2020 Wicked Cool Toys Pokemon My partner Eeve
Fans of the iconic Pokémon brand are in for a treat as Wicked Cool Toys, a Jazwares company, plans to introduce new products at New York Toy Fair. As the global toy master licensee (ex-Asia) for the brand, Wicked Cool Toys is celebrating the new generation of Pokémon with new products for the world’s #1 entertainment franchise. The line also covers figures, role play, plush, electronics and more.

My Partner Eevee ($19.99)
Play with Eevee like never before! My Partner Eevee has a built-in microphone and touch sensor technology that lets you and Eevee communicate in a new and fun way. With over 50 different reactions to your touch, your voice, and even music, watch My Partner Eevee come alive as its head and tail moves! My Partner Eevee has 20 iconic sound effects and expressions. My Partner Eevee lets you bring the thrill of becoming a Pokémon trainer into the real world! Gotta Catch ‘Em All!™
Available: August 2020 Ages: 4+

Toy Fair 2020: Diamond Select Fulfills Your Every Pop Culture Wish

toy fair 2020 diamond select batman the animated series joker bust
And you thought FUNKO was all in on the licensing! Diamond Select have always been there to champion the underserved geek licenses we dreamed would be little plastic people some day. Movies, TV, Cartoons, Retro, Modern...Diamond Select is there, watching what we watch and loving it all as much as we do, as is evident in the products they crank out yearly. How many products you ask? HOLY GEEZ..it's a lot! Today we'll take a peek at some items Diamond Select will be bringing to New York this weekend for Toy Fair 2020...

The annual New York International Toy Fair is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have hundreds of new items on their way to the Big Apple to show off to toy buyers and press. So now it’s time for a sneak peek! New items from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, the Black Widow movie, the Justice League cartoon, Ghostbusters, IT, Predator 2, The Exorcist, The Nun, Annabelle, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and The Mandalorian can be seen below (most shipping this fall), and look for more new items to be revealed at the show! Pre-order through your local comic shop or at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

Night Flight and Sub Pop Announce Music Video Streaming Partnership

Night Flight Sub Pop Video Streaming Partnership
Night Flight is pleased to announce a new partnership with vanguard indie record label Sub Pop for the Night Flight Plus streaming service. Night Flight Plus members can now watch over 50 Sub Pop videos with new introductions by the show's original host Pat Prescott. Featured artists include Weyes Blood, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, Orville Peck, and more.

Toy Fair 2020: McFarlane Reveals Video Game Action Figure Lineup

Toy Fair 2020 McFarlane Toys Doom Marauder Action Figure
Hot off the heels of McFarlane Toys' Mortal Kombat SPAWN action figure reveal, we thought we'd take a look at some of the other video game properties McFarlane will be dishing out the good plastic for in 2020. We've announced most of these releases as part of the UK leg of our Toy Fair tour, but now you get to see each figure in AMAZING TECHNICOLOR!!! Sure, why not.

McFarlane expands their DOOM action figure line, adds a new dragon buddy from Elder Scrolls for the Game of Thrones dragons to play with, and fortifies their ranks with a new Call of Duty figure, sure to get toy photographers dreaming of the possibilities as they add this merc to their ranks. Listen, in a toy world where no one makes THUGS for the super heroes to pound on, we get excited over stuff like this!! Let's dive in!

Toy Fair 2020: FAO Partnering with Super7 for Super Shogun Transformers Optimus Prime

Toy Fair 2020 Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime
Super7 is expanding its license with Hasbro, Inc. on an incredible fan favorite: Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime! This oversized figure is available for preorder only, and exclusively at select partner retailers, including iconic toy retailer FAO Schwarz. Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime retails for $350 (including shipping), and is available for preorder, launching Friday, Feb 21, available through Mar 31.

Toy Fair 2020: McFarlane Unveils Mortal Kombat Spawn Action Figure

Toy Fair 2020 McFarlane Mortal Kombat Spawn action figure
AND HE'S ARTICULATED!!!

Just when fans thought that Mortal Kombat couldn't get any better... SPAWN enters onto the scene of Mortal Kombat 11! McFarlane Toys has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios to bring SPAWN to the world-renowned Mortal Kombat franchise. For the first time, McFarlane Toys is REVEALING a SPAWN Mortal Kombat Action Figure!

Toy Fair 2020: All Elite Wrestling & Jazwares Unveil "Unrivaled" Toy Line

Toy Fair 2020 Jazwares AEW Wrestling Action Figures
Jazwares, a global leader in play, and All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new professional wrestling league that is taking America by storm, are tag-teaming on AEW’s first line of action figures and role play collectibles.  Featuring AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Cody, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley and more, the new AEW UNRIVALED line will be on display at Jazwares’ booth at Toy Fair New York on Feb. 22-26, and will hit retail later this year.

AEW UNRIVALED collectible action figures will boast 25 points of articulation, real 3d scanned likenesses and a variety of accessories and authentic ring wear.  With multiple Waves per season, fans can collect the stars of TNT’s new, popular weekly show AEW DYNAMITE, including MJF, Darby Allin, Dr. Britt Baker, Brandi Rhodes, Hangman Page, Jurassic Express and many more.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: DC Direct Returns with a Killer Lineup

Toy Fair 2020 DC Direct Lineup
DC Collectibles, known for its iconic lines of collectibles, statues and action figures, directly from the source, is returning to the name on which it was founded, DC Direct. The move to rename reaffirms DC Direct’s commitment to source DC material and validates the authenticity of being truly “from the source”.

“Returning to the name DC Direct just makes sense,” said Jim Fletcher, Creative Director, DC Direct. “The name lets our fans know that we have unparalleled and direct access to DC editorial and the industry’s premier talent, which in turn allows us to create an extensive offering of unique and high-end product lines that are truly authentic to DC.”

During New York Toy Fair, DC Direct will display its striking new 2020 action figures and statues in its booth. This year’s lineup will feature an all-new statue line based on the The Joker, a revamped Artist Alley line, and additions to expand its best-selling action figure and statue lines including DC Essentials, Batman Black and White, Harley Quinn Red, White and Black, DC Designer Series, DC Bombshells, and more.

Toy Fair 2020: WowWee's 2020 Lineup

Toy Fair 2020 Pinkfong Baby Shark Dancing DJ by WowWee
WowWee®, a leading manufacturer of innovative consumer entertainment products, will unveil an exciting array of new brands and product line extensions at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City (Booth #2771) February 22-25, 2020. Get swept up in a wave of fun with the global pre-school sensation Pinkfong® Baby Shark™, featuring all new innovations and line extensions across multiple licensed toy categories. Be on the lookout for Power Treads™, the all-surface vehicles that power over, under, and through a scalable track set. Play non-stop with MiP Arcade™, an evolution of the WowWee fan-favorite MiP ™ robot, featuring an enhanced game suite and top tier tech upgrades. And for all the collectibles fans out there, WowWee continues to surprise and delight with newness from Lucky Fortune™, the TOTY-nominated feel-good fashion accessory, and Party Surprise™, an inventive spin on the unboxing experience. Among the many different toy and game brands that WowWee is presenting, the company will also debut its latest entry into a new consumer category with BriteBrush™, the smart toothbrush for kids that makes it fun to brush right...right out of the box!

Toy Fair 2020: Boss Fight Studio Saves the Universe with Flash Gordon

Toy Fair 2020 Boss Fight Studios Flash Gordon Action Figures
Boss Fight Studio, in conjunction with King Features Syndicate, home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, is excited to announce pre-orders for the first Flash Gordon figure - 40th Anniversary Flash Gordon with collectible lunchbox.

“Working on the Flash Gordon line has been a blast,” says Andrew Franks, art director at Boss Fight Studio. “Developing both the movie and classic comic characters means we get to imagine each character in different ways. The first Hero H.A.C.K.S. characters to be released will allow our fans to build their collections and continue customizing in a special way.”

Toy Fair 2020: TOHO + Legendary Announce Licensees for "Godzilla vs. Kong"

Kong vs Godzilla Teaser Poster
In anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film Godzilla vs. Kong, rumbling into theaters on November 20, 2020, Legendary and Toho Co. Ltd. announced an exciting slate of licensees that will deliver a diverse offering of merchandise and experiences to fans timed to the release of the blockbuster film.

Toy Fair 2020: Factory Entertainment on Masters of the Universe

 Factory Entertainment, Inc., is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a licensing agreement with Mattel to produce collectibles for Masters of the UniverseFactory Entertainment expects to release its first new Masters of the Universe collectibles in Summer 2020.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Monogram International New Product Lineup

Toy Fair 2020 hits New York City in a matter of days and you'd better believe we are gearing up for BATTLE!! OK..maybe not battle...but 4 days in NY shooting toys will crumple any mere mortal, so we are eating our Wheaties. K? Monogram International Inc., leader in quality and bringing licensed characters to life, is introducing new products at Toy Fair New York 2020.  Be sure to check out all the buzz-worthy new products for popular movie and game releases for the year:

Monday, February 17, 2020

Toy Fair 2020: Zoloworld Reveals Frazetta's Death Dealer & More

Toy Fair 2020 Zoloworld Reveals Frazetta's Death Dealer
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say there are few geekly-inclined folks in the world who do not respect, admire and drool over the brilliant artwork of Frank Frazetta. This being the case, it's is odd that we have so few collectibles showcasing some of his more iconic imagery. In steps ZOLOWORLD, champions of bare chested barbarians through their ongoing Realm of the Underworld figure series, where all men, beasts and creatures who prefer to be called "other" are all HE-MEN!! Today, Zolo shows off their newest addition to this world of swords and sorcery... Frazetta's Death Dealer!!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite and Memories of Murder Joining Criterion Collection

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite
NEON and the Criterion Collection are excited to announce that Criterion will issue special editions of two Bong Joon Ho masterpieces, the four-time Academy Award-winning Parasite and the breathtaking crime drama Memories of Murder. Parasite just made history as the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the first Korean film to win Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Original Screenplay. Parasite was also Nominated for Best Production Design and Best Editing, and previously won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.