Monday, September 26, 2022

Ice-T & Coco Set to Host the Fandom Party New York on October 7

NYCC Fandom Party
The Fandom Party New York is presented by Paramount+, Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, graphic novel & collectibles publisher Z2 Comics, HEINZ Ketchup and Pinfinity, 

Party goers can expect to dive into some of pop culture’s most popular franchises in a fun and immersive way that only Fandom can provide. From custom decor to entertainment-inspired menus, everything we’re bringing to life is “For the Love of Fans.”

E3 2023 Dates Announced

E3 2023 Dates
E3, the legendary gaming industry event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) for a four-day expo from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16, 2023 and will feature separate industry and consumer days and spaces. Additionally, E3 will support and uplift partnered digital events taking place starting June 11 and running throughout the show.

E3 Business Days will take place Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15, reserved exclusively for registered industry personnel to network in-person, hold professional meetings, and connect with licensors and distributors. Amidst dedicated, industry-only halls and spaces, media can go hands-on with upcoming games showcased by developers and publishers from around the world.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Anthony C. Ferrante’s Psychological Horror Film Nix Arrives September 27

Anthony Ferrante's NIX

1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, will release the psychological horror film Nix on all major digital platforms on September 27, 2022. Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (Sharknado) and written by Skyler Caleb, James Zimbardi, Woodrow Wilson Hancock III and Ferrante, the film stars James Zimbardi (Awaken the Shadowman), Dee Wallace (Halloween, E.T.) and Michael Pare (Streets of Fire). The film is financed by executive producer Gary Rubens and is produced by Hancock.

A psychological horror film inspired by Germanic folklore, the story of Nix follows a tragedy at a mysterious lake and its frightening consequences as a shattered family unravels the truth.

NYCC 2022: Crunchyroll Panels, Premieres and Activations

Crunchyroll Chainsaw Man
Crunchyroll, a global leader in providing fans with the ultimate anime experiences, is immersing New York Comic Con in this fall’s hottest anime with exclusive premiere screenings, panels and free fan activations.

NYCC badge holders can be the first to see the U.S. premiere of Chainsaw Man and experience panels for smash-hit superhero series My Hero Academia and One Piece Film Red, the latest adventure from the long-running fan favorite anime. My Hero Academia will take over the Main Stage for an unforgettable live concert experience, and convention attendees can pose for photos on the show floor at two unique Crunchyroll booths with SPY x FAMILY, One Piece and Chainsaw Man photo opps. 

NOPE on Digital September 20 & 4k Ultra HD October 25

Nope on 4k Ultra HD
Oscar®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) unleashes his latest spine-tingling thriller with NOPE, a mysterious sci-fi pop nightmare available to own for the first time as a Collector’s Edition on Digital September 20, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 25, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this “spellbinder that keeps pushing boundaries” (Peter Travers, ABC News) will have you never looking at clouds the same way ever again. The exclusive Collector’s Edition comes filled with more than 90 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including a revealing documentary that dives deep into the film’s rich DNA and Peele’s extraordinary vision; an exploration into the conception, design and execution of entity “Jean Jacket”; deleted scenes, a gag reel and more taking audiences behind the scenes of the out-of-this-world adventure.

90's Marvel Universe Card Art Returns

Game Office Marvel Universe Nano Puzzle Thor


Sensing the immense love fans are giving anything that calls back to their very geeky childhoods, European company Game Office is releasing a series of "Nano Puzzles" featuring art from the 90's Marvel Universe card series from Impel. For those who don't go ham on collectibles of any sort, I'll clue you in that over the Covid shut down, and still (largely) today, the market on most 80's vintage toy lines went through the roof, along with several card series that were very nearly worthless prior to this bump. Impel's first series Marvel Universe card series got a significant kick in the pants and still remains in the triple digits for a complete set, with holograms. Most likely noticing this trend, licensors are taking full advantage!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Black Adam Trailer #2!

Black Adam Trailer 2 Stills
From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “Black Adam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”).

In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed and Black Adam has gone from man, to myth, to legend. Now released, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.

PLAYMOBIL Expands Star Trek Universe with new Bird-of-Prey Set

Playmobil Star Trek Universe Klingon Bird of Prey Set 01

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” 

These words spoken by Spock, in the 1984 film "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" still mesmerize the Star Trek community. It marks the beginning of the great Genesis Adventure and will be the last journey the crew takes on their beloved starship the Enterprise NCC 1701. To return to earth, the crew must board the vessel of the Klingon Commander, a Klingon Bird-of-Prey.

Turbo Kid Demo Launching on Steam September 26

Turbo Kid Video Game
Independent game development studioOuterminds is releasing the demo version of Turbo Kid, the BMX-powered pixel-art metroidvania based on the film of the same name, on September 26 on Steam.

In Turbo Kid, you will play as The Kid, a lone warrior on a journey to cross the Wasteland in a retro-like exploration adventure featuring the over-the-top hysterical gore that made the movie so much fun.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

This Week with Diamond Select: GI Joe, Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel and More

GI Joe Gallery Snake Eyes PVC Diorama

It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s New Toy Day at comic Shops across North America! And this week Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD are delivering a truckload of new toys, from licenses including G.I. Joe, Marvel, Pacific Rim, Star Wars and Transformers! With statues, action figures, dioramas, Jumbo figures and Minimates to choose from, it’s truly the Best of All Worlds! Read on for details, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at diamondselecttoys.com or gentlegiantltd.com!

GI Joe Gallery Snake Eyes PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! G.I. Joe’s silent ninja, Snake Eyes, leaps from a snowy ledge in this all-new PVC diorama from DST! Flanked by his wolf companion Timber, Snake Eyes wields his trademark sword as he launches his sneak attack. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Mark Wong and Tony Simione, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! SRP: $49.99