Friday, March 17, 2023

Go Gamorrean Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Gentle Giant Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust 001

It’s time to go green! Once again, St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, a day for celebration of Irish culture, most visibly by the wearing of the green! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Gentle Giant LTD is proud to introduce their newest 1/6 Scale Star Wars mini-bust, the green-skinned Gamorrean Guard!

When Boba Fett took over the criminal empire of Jabba the Hutt, deposing Bib Fortuna, he inherited the loyalty of two Gamorreans, who acted as bodyguards to the new daimyo of Mos Espa. Based on the guards’ appearance in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, this all-new mini-bust stands approximately 6 inches tall and depicts one of the porcine warriors in a fighting stance, with his dagger at his waist.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Hello Kitty Takes on ATTACK ON TITAN!!

Box Lunch Hello Kitty X Attack on Titan
Oh Man. Reading this headline in my email immediately conjured images of Hello Kitty, Keropi and Batz Maru ziplining through the air as massive (yet non-threatening) giants smash houses and chase down the populace them? Sure why not. BoxLunch is excited to partner with Sanrio and Crunchyroll to launch an exclusive Hello Kitty and Friends x Attack on Titan line. This ultimate crossover collection for fans of Japanese pop culture is available in stores and online March 15th 2023.

The Play Date: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem

The Play Date Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem
We geeks are a grumpy, angry, easily annoyed lot. When we heard of this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie project, we raised hell and pre-emptively called for the heads of all involved. Now we've got a trailer and IT LOOKS SO DAMN COOL that all is forgiven. A lot can happen in a month! Now, thanks to the Toy Insider's "Play Date" event, we get an up close look at a tight pile of Playmate's upcoming Mutant Mayhem TMNT toys. 

Many thanks to Gil Mikita of the Action Figure Collectors group on Facebook for the excellent eye candy!

One of the biggest action figure phenomena of all-time returns this summer with a new look and new attitude for the new millennium. Following the world premiere of a teaser preview for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” Playmates Toys today revealed a sampling of its Ninja Turtles action figures, vehicles, and role play toys based on the late summer 2023 film. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

WORLD PREMIERE: The Loyal Subjects Goes Bughunting with Starship Troopers

Loyal Subjects Starship Troopers Action Figures
I'd convinced my father to go to the movies with the promise of two things. 1. A brand new theater with "stadium seating" and 2. possible aliens and things blowing up in 5 minute intervals. What we got was an oddball scifi war story with a romantic underbelly akin to Robotech and interwoven propaganda film reels spelling out clearly what our enemy was capable of on an extreme level. WHO was the enemy you ask? MASSIVE INSECTS from alien worlds fully willing to wipe us out of existence with an intelligence far beyond your average Xenomorph. It was was was awesome. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Indie Scifi Spotlight: The Paradise Planets: The Fallen from Paradise

The Paradise Planets Scifi Book

In 2132 AD, fifteen-year-old Kassiana’s life was royalty. Born on Nemal, the richest of the Paradise Planets, she had no idea how the people of Earth–the Gaians–suffered. But her idyllic and harmonious life was shattered when she was forcefully kidnapped and taken to live among them on a flooded Earth. There, the Gaians were divided by their assigned star scores, surviving on meager food rations, and under the constant threat of sonic beatings from the U.N.O.E. mediation officers. Singing in nearly-fluent Evéik to power up their wetsuits, Gaians contended against each other in the Siren Games–the foremost sporting competition in all the worlds–just to win a passport and be allowed entry to a Paradise planet.

Now fallen from Paradise, worlds away from home, and with an increasing realization that no rescue is coming, Kassi must learn to survive as the lowliest of the Gaians and find some way to win the Siren Games–her only hope of ever seeing home again.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Jurassic World Unleashes Terror You Can't Pronounce: The Bistahieversor!

Mattel Jurassic World Bistahieversor Gigantic Trackers Dinosaur Action Figure

This Jurassic World Gigantic Trackers Bistahieversor dinosaur figure features sideways crawling motion and is impressively sized at approximately 14" long and 6" tall. In addition, it includes an exciting attack move unique to its species. She comes with a removable crawling helmet and features an authentic look with realistic colors, including the impressive spiked tail, perfect for figure play or display. Make the dinosaur COME ALIVE with augmented reality! Scan the hidden tracking code in the free Jurassic World Facts app with a compatible smart device (Android or iOS, not included) to unlock augmented reality games and experiences. Colors and decoration may vary.



This spring Dark Horse Comics will publish MISS TRUESDALE AND THE FALL OF HYPERBOREA, a time-traveling supernatural horror series from award-winning writer Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D), artist Jesse Lonergan (Hedra, Planet Paradise), and letterer Clem Robins. Mignola, the creator of the Hellboy Universe, and artist Jesse Lonergan are collaborating for the first time to create a supernatural time-traveling odyssey that expands the Hellboy Universe in strange and startling ways and showcases Lonergan’s artwork.

Diamond Select Building Their Fantastic Four

Diamond Select Marvel Comics Fantastic Four Invisible Woman Action Figure
With his introduction as one of the Illuminati and an admittedly lackluster power display in a fight against The Scarlet Witch, Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and so comic fans patiently await the introduction of the Fantastic Four in the proper Marvel Movie Universe. Never one to miss out on breaking geek trends, Diamond Select has been building their own Marvel Select Fantastic Four action figure team. Many moons ago, The Thing had his day among their release lineup. Most recently, The Human Torch premiered in blazing translucent plastic and parts that allowed you to make him either The Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm or Jim Hammond, the original Torch. It's a must-have figure! Now, it's time for the rest of the team to take the spotlight...

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Found Footage Horror film THE OUTWATERS Hits Theaters

The Outwaters Movie
A throwback to the early days of the found-footage genre, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting are releasing The Outwaters in theaters beginning February 9. The buzz around the film has been growing steadily since its successful festival run and culminated when its teaser trailer was shown ahead of Terrifier 2, which was also distributed by Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting, this past October. Following its theatrical run, the Company plans to release The Outwaters exclusively on its horror streaming service as a SCREAMBOX Original.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

The Skull-Crushing Adventures of The Mighty Barbarians

Ablaze Comics The Mighty Barbarians

From the writer of Barbaric comes the world-hopping, skull-crushing adventures of The Mighty Barbarians! They’re barbarians. They loot, they plunder, they conquer. That’s what they do, and they do it alone…until NOW!

When an unstoppable force starts consuming one world after another, sorceress Morgan Le Fey uses her magic to assemble a team of skull-cracking warriors who must somehow work together to save all of existence. There’s the young trickster Anansi, Viking shield maiden Birka, the shape-shifting Nanook, and their leader, heir to a fallen kingdom and mightiest of warriors, KULL!