Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1: Clip 1

Droooooool. This day is full of geek drool.

Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel about fear, hope and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Commercials

It's a tricky art. Too much push and your product suffers as the audience finds you obnoxious. Too little and we are left wondering if what we just saw was actually a commercial for something we can buy! With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning to toy shelves, Playmates wanted to make sure they re-captured the energy and non-stop fun of their past lines...and past commercials as well. Let's see how they did...

Star Wars: Detours Revealed

Star Wars Detours™ is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Welcome to Star Wars: Detours: the other side of the stars, between the wars. Technically it takes place between Episodes 3 and 4..if you keep track of such stuff.

It's the brain child of the Robot Chicken crew who just happen to be massive Star Wars fans. The cast includes Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Ahmed Best, Seth MacFarlane, Jennifer Hale, Dee Bradley Baker, Joel McHale, Nat Faxon, Cree Summers, Felicia Day, Abraham Benrubi, Weird Al Yankovic, Zachary Levi, Donald Faison and most definitely Breckin Meyer & Seth Green.

What more do you need to know?! I'm sold. Here's some eye candy!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Get Branded September 7th

And now...for something completely different...

BRANDED is a dark, mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian near future where corporate brands have unleashed a global conspiracy to control who we are and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive. One man, Misha (Ed Stoppard) is passionate to take back control, uncover the truth behind the conspiracy and lies and try to stop it from destroying our world.

A Brief (very brief) History of ParaNorman Figures

I finally got a chance to see Laika's latest stop motion masterpiece "ParaNorman" yesterday, in 3D, and I have to say I was not disappointed! I do have one observation though...did I just watch a stop motion Silent Hill?! We've got the cursed, overly religious towns folk...the burned alive, innocent child who goes all "Grudge" in the afterlife...the white screens...the burn-aways (in place of the rotting landscape as the sirens sound)...the similarities are glaring! Of course, Laika have cut back on their pissed off specter's bloody vengeance, as this needs to be at least a little safe for the kiddies, even though that is not the main concern of the film makers. Never the less, you won't find any razor wire sodomy in ParaNorman, but the 3D stop motion is unmatched! So...you know...it's a trade off.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

What If: The Thing Retro Action Figures

I would also like a ReAnimator 5 inch figure line with exploding zombies, Dr. Hill with removable head and tongue action and a "find the undead, fucked up cat" playset with many places to launch the cat from! While we are dreaming, lets make Meet the Feebles action figures in scale with Palisades Muppets line..just to see if anyone notices them in your collection...and 3 and 3 quarter inch Slither action figures with a giant Grant Grant playset with moving tentacles and spots on his body you can shove a figure as if he were sucking them in. Ahhhh...dreams.

Consequently, there are a handful of The Thing action figures in a 7 inch, Movie Maniacs scale. SOTA made a McCready vs transforming dogs diorama set and McFarlane made the Norris Creature with Spider/Head and the Blair Monster.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

21 Inch Sagat Joins the Street Fighter Statue Army

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to announce SAGAT as the next figure in it’s popular line of limited edition 1/4 scale statues based on Capcom®’s legendary property, “Street Fighter®”.

This stunning 21” statue captures Sagat preparing to prove to his opponent that he truly is the 'King of Muay Thai'. His muay thai shorts are made from high quality satin and his arms and legs feature real fabric wrappings.

Considered one of the most popular Street Fighter characters, this high quality, hand painted statue is sure to be the centerpiece of any Street Fighter fans collection. As with all Pop Culture Shock products this comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jerry Macaluso.

The Dark Spud Goes Retro

Somewhere out there, there's a man..or a woman...maybe even many men and women..with massive collections of Mr. Potato Heads. These obsessed individuals will tell you the history of the world's most famous vegetable, telling tales of daring deeds and adventures as well as the many faces Mr. PoHead has donned to make you smile and sometimes escape deportation. It happens. NOW, justice is in need of a protector, so once more, our hero will don a cowl over his googly eyes and take to the rooftops!!! Collectors, time to add two more spuds to your wish lists.

Judgement Is Coming in DREDD

Things we must assure you of going into September (soon enough) when building your anticipation of Dredd and simultaneously erasing the train wreck that was the Stallone version from your minds...

1. Dredd will keep his god damn helmet on.
2. Dredd does not have a plucky sidekick
3. If Dredd makes a joke, it is probably unintentional and made funny because he is standing on a pile of bodies. Piles of bodies make everything funnier.

Some have said Dredd may as well be "The Raid: Redemption" with your favorite 2000AD comic book character in the starring role, so that should give you a sense of the non-stop killfest we are in for! Here's the newest eye candy to close the deal...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Matt & Seth's Secret Star Wars Animated Project Surfaces

Jedinews caught a bit of a scoop while exploring any hall open to them before the actual start of Celebration VI! Matt Senreich and Seth Green have been hard at work on the oft whispered about Star Wars "comedy" and to date, only the name "Detours" as a rumored title has slipped out. Now an invite for a Super Secret Panel graces the pages of the Celebration VI show guide promising to give up the goods this Friday AND Saturday. Matt, Seth and Todd Grimes (of Back at the Barnyard and Planet Sheen) will spill their guts for two days at noon on the Celebration Stage, Chapin Theater, so we'll be sure to follow up when the news drops.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Madness


In celebration of the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special premiering to Cartoon
Network Adult Swim on September 9, DC Entertainment announces that AQUAMAN
#12 now will feature a Robot Chicken Variant Edition cover, coming to comics
shops at no charge!

The AQUAMAN #12 ROBOT CHICKEN VARIANT EDITION on August 29. This new edition
will appear on invoices under item code JUN128163 at no charge, and will
have a cover price of $2.99 US.

Molly Danger Half Way Home

Inkpot award winning creator Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Firestorm, KISS from IDW) recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com. The Campaign has reached thousands of comicImage fans and has been covered on Digitalspy.com, Comicsbeat.Com, Comicsreporter.com and Newsarama.com . Now the campaign enters it’s final week, with 63% of it’s funding already pledged.

Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal super strong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last 20 years.

It's Adventure Time for Ferris Bueller!

Celebrated actor Matthew Broderick (Tower Heist, Bee Movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) will play “The Dream Warrior,” a new character to be featured in an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network’s hit animated series Adventure Time, the network announced today. The special episode, “Who Would Win,” is slated to premiere on Monday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.

You Can't Take The Sky From Me

I love Mondo and most of their limited edition posters...I really do. Now you are waiting for my big BUT.... BUT..most of the time, you have to be the fastest at the keyboard with the fastest, no fail internet connection and a healthy bank account to own a slice of Mondo goodness. The industry at large has noticed this empty space in your collections and have been doing their damnedest to dress your walls with all manor of zazzy art on the swankiest of papers, dipped in the shiniest of inks. Quantum Mechanix is one such purveyor of geektastic wonders and today...well today is the day the Browncoats get their piece of the action.

Firefly 10th Anniversary Celebration Art Print : September 20, 2002. That was the day that the American space western TV series Firefly premiered on the Fox network, bringing to life the adventures of Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his renegade crew aboard the spaceship Serenity.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The State Perform Macbeth

Just a little something to get you through Monday...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Trailer

Oh Robot Chickens...How I have missed you. In the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, brings you the awesomeness of the DC Comics universe of characters as only Robot Chicken can, with amazing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch comedy you've come to love after five seasons of the popular Adult Swim series. The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman, Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Megan Fox as Lois Lane, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Matt Senreich, Tom Root, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as co-producer and narrator.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

RLS Life Getting Down to Super Good

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Thundercats Tygra Pre-Order Launches

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are pleased to announce the next piece in their wildly popular line of 1:4 scale statues based on the 80’s Thundercats cartoon! This superbly detailed and high quality collectible of TYGRA in his dynamically iconic pose, stands an imposing 23 inches tall and is expertly cast in high quality polystone with a mastefully tailered cloth costume.

This must-have TYGRA statue will begin pre-ordering on Thursday August 16th at www.sideshowtoy.com. Retail price is $360usd and it is expected to ship 1st qtr 2013. Also available is the Sideshow Exclusive which comes with a second interchangable head in the style of the fondly remembered THUNDECATS comic books. This version retails for $370usd and is strictly limited to 200 pieces

Cyber Force Returns

With 24+ hours to go on their Kickstarter, Top Cow's unique future for Cyber Force seems set in stone. 101k of 75k has been raised and so Cyber Force is REBORN! Here's the skinny...


Top Cow wants to do something unprecedented and revolutionary and we can only do it with your support! To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and Image Comics, we are planning on re-launching and re-imagining Cyber Force, the series that launched our company. We want to push the envelope not only in terms of content, but also by utilizing forward-thinking distribution methods and the groundbreaking Kickstarter to help us fund the project. With your support, Top Cow aims to be the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties with top tier creators concurrently for the traditional print market and exploding worldwide digital market for FREE.

Avengers 2 for 2015

It isn't even on Blu-ray yet, but the fine folks at Disney know a sure thing when they see one. Amid the flurry of excitement over Joss Whedon remaining the baby daddy for the series and even further, getting his hands on an Avengers universe based TV series, we've had a range of titles announced to get excited over. There's the "coming soon" lineup...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Suffer the Poor, Defenseless Toys

I swear...if this continues I'm going to commission a mournful infomercial showing the toys left battered, broken and unloved after a rampant Toy Raping has occurred. We've touched on this subject in the past, but it seems the same three individuals are still at work in my area, so I thought I might shed a blinding light on them once more in the hopes Toys R Us, Walmart, Marshalls, Target and K Mart will actually keep an eye open and catch these fantastic asshats in the act. Here are the latest victims and our profiles on the attackers. Police sketches courtesy of Photoshop...

Code Name: Swapenshizer

Crime: Most likely buys a set of figures, takes out the figures and pieces of figures he wants and replaces those items with others.

Deadpool Video Game Updates, Screens, Concept Art & Rogue in a Bikini

Before we show you the new goods available from Activision for their new Deadpool video game, we'd like to sound off on 10 things you need to include to actually call this a Deadpool game...

10. Menacing with a chicken...rubber or otherwise
9. Menacing and assault with another...rubber...phallic...object...
8. Costume changes (other superheroes, other deadpool costumes, female superhero costumes..)
7. Mascot costume for a Skrull kill frenzy level
6. 200 known firing and blunt object weapons..and 6 pool made up himself with household items like Zebra striped Duct Tape and Cheerios

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 : Day 4 Diary

Titled Henchman Ed Hardy Han Solo

You win some..you lose some. My Friday was packed with ParaNorman interviews, the casts of Total Recall and Looper answering my questions and free t shirts on top of it all. Sony & Focus Features sure did show me some love! Unfortunately, the Warner Brothers press conferences were jam packed by the time I had started begging for a spot, promising to stand in the back to film with no expectation of getting a question off at all. Hell I would have sat UNDER the table to be in the room with the cast of The Hobbit. The movie gods were not swinging things in my favor, freeing up my day for further toy shooting and another run through the show with the hot, furry, insanely geeky HOBACCA!! Yes, Mika was dead set on getting the most out of her sexy Chewbacca costume, but I was not looking forward to another day in that thick Han Solo shirt, so we made a compromise. The people of San Diego had not yet gazed upon the glory of my 2011 Birthday present from Leenie...my HENCHMAN HOODIE!! Hand stitched in half a dozen places and show accurate, save a couple of antennae we couldn't figure out how to create, this thing was a beauty and I was intent on proudly wearing it to the biggest geek show on the planet...so I wore it under my Han Solo vest creating Henchman Ed Hardy Han Solo. It made perfect sense. Before I could storm the con floor, I had an important task to perform.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ParaNorman Crew Talk Undead Details

While running the gambit we call San Diego Comic Con, I took full advantage of moments where I could sit, enjoy functioning air conditioning, and chat with film makers and the actors that bring their creations to life. This weekend, we get to take in one such project. Paranorman, the instant stop motion masterpiece from the mad geniuses at Laika, promises to elevate the art of stop motion animation to new heights and, on a simpler level, make you smile like crazy. Here's the skinny...

Jaws Blu-ray Reviewed

I’m a bit of an odd duck. When I really love an older movie, I prefer to not own it, as this provides me the opportunity to run into it accidentally whilst flipping through channels some random day. It’s the most excellent of surprises. Occasionally, there is that rare instance when film makers put forth a Herculean effort to create the perfect Blu-ray transfer which then gets my attention…but a dilemma still exists. I am so used to watching the “safe for TV” version of a film, it becomes burned into my brain and the theatrical version is long forgotten. Such is the case with Jaws, a film with numerous scenes extended in the TV version; one of which has become my favorite.

Hot Spanish Super Mario Love

Here in the states, we have mega stars getting acquainted with Siri; the omnipresent voice of their iPhone... with fairly idiotic results. These commercials are so dim, they have spawned a Twitter called Zooey Asks Siri, in which a parody Zooey Dachenel asks Siri such gems as "Siri, where can I find a purse made from bells?" or "Siri, find me a list of superpowers that no one has yet."or my current favorite "Siri, make a note: A store that sells hats from the Olympics." To give credit for being there first...however you can do that in a world where celebrity endorsements have always been around...Nintendo were sort of the originators of celebs talking lovingly to their hand held devices. Take from that statement whatever visual you need to get you through your day, but note that if this were, at the very least, the cinemaxish porn the setting would normally suggest, the ending would be waaaaay different. Tip of the hat to Bleeding Cool for the heads up!

Of course none of this makes me want to buy another game system, adorable Spaniards or not...but I thank Nintendo UK for two hot ladies rolling around playing video games. For some folks, that's more than enough.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Adventure Time Candy Zombies Attack

With the cartoon series Adventure Time reaching new heights of popularity, kids of all sizes are looking for more toys and merch from their favorite show...and are still coming up short. While Jazwares promises new toys are on the way and several t shirt manufacturers are conjuring AT goods as we speak, one crew has combined our love of this quirky cartoon and the bitey undead to create a memento allowing one to relive the moments when the Land of Ooo was almost engulfed in a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!! Sure..the danger was coming from adorable undead candy people..but they were starting to munch on fleshies and that would have quickly transformed the nearly squeaky clean cartoon into a gory horror fest. I dream of what could have been. At any rate, dig Changes new Adventure Time zombie group shot T shirt, available for pre-order NOW at Entertainment Earth.

And CLICK HERE to check out the Adventure Time Undead People 4 figure pack!

The Psylocke Dance

It's Monday, and traditionally, Mondays suck...so here is the first in our series of X-Men shaking their groove thangs. Just kidding...we've only got one...maybe. Prepare to fall in love with Katyusaka MoonFox ...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chinese Avengers Do It Better

If by "better" you mean "funnier" and your version of funny is to watch someone massacre the holy hell out of something you love by doing everything wrong, unintentionally causing unending comedy you will surely use as background visuals at future drunken parties...then yea..the Chinese Bootleg version of the upcoming Avengers DVD is far superior to the one we'll be able to buy come September! Worst Previews tipped us off to a post on the Bileto Tumbler which captured the most awesome bits for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Why Marvel NOW?

They've been pelting my email box...wearing away at my curiosity wall. Before DC's New52, my purchases were almost completely Marvel with titles like New Mutants, Deadpool, New Avengers, Thunderbolts and Uncanny X-Force topping my list of must buys....but things were starting to get stale..and overly complicated. Gone were the days when those good ole' mutant boys would pick up a bat and some gloves and just rile each other up before someone like Juggernaut came to ruin the party. It was just no fun. The NEW52 piqued my with characters I was always interested in, but worlds that shifted too wildly from day to day...and were too numerous. HOW MANY EARTHS DO YOU NEEEED??!! Seeking to get back to basics and attract a new generation of readers, the NEW52 was born, and with it came a giant sized press push, which was well deserved for a gutsy move such as revamping your entire comics empire.

In steps Marvel NOW, with wordage in each press release that does not commit to such a radical revamp, but promises endless possibility through fresh ideas and new directions.

Michael Avon Oeming's "The Victories" from Dark Horse

Two things happen when a theme gets mega popular (ie; The Avengers elevating the superhero medium)...

1. Companies green light more projects with said theme
2. Creative types look to present said theme in a way we haven't seen before so that their material compliments what is popular instead of copying it. Well....SOME attempt this. Others just outright copy.

In the case of Darkhorse's new title "The Victories", it is clear we are looking at a creator with something to say. We have the rare opportunity to read a book with art and words erupting from the source and the result is nothing short of intense. Here's the tease from PR:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pitfall Debuts on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

The iconic Pitfall Harry is in peril yet again, 30-years after his namesake Atari 2600 video Linkgame cemented 'jump-and-run' as a fixture in gaming history. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), is celebrating the cherished franchise with the launch of a new Pitfall!™ App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. Inspired by the original 1982 classic, this modern incarnation features thrilling new environments and twists on classic Pitfall! gameplay that will appeal to fans of all generations.

Happy Quint Day!

Today is the birthday of Robert Shaw AKA Quint from Jaws, so for the remainder of the day, any time someone asks you something, be sure to answer them in a gruff tone and don't exactly answer the question as much as threaten them and throw out a sexual innuendo in the same breathe. It will be so much fun.

With a distinguished acting career that spanned nearly 30 years, the English actor and novelist Robert Shaw is perhaps best known for his role as the shark hunter "Quint" in JAWS. In celebration of his birthday (August 9th) and the start of JAWSFEST (http://www.jawstribute.com/) today on Martha's Vineyard, here is a new bonus clip about the iconic actor from the new documentary "THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING: THE IMPACT AND LEGACY OF JAWS," a bonus feature on the upcoming JAWS Blu-ray.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Make Your Own Fashion-Forward Monsters

Monster High® Create-A-Monster Design Lab : Reflecting the fun “freaky flaws” they see in themselves, Monster High™ fans have been designing and sharing their unique monsters creations via UGC since the brand launched. Providing this dedicated fan base with even more monstrous customization opportunities, is the new Monster High® Create-A-Monster Lab. Now girls can build their own Monster High® ghouls simply by selecting a torso, set of limbs and a head from the Create-A-Monster kits. By placing the monster parts in the Design Lab, they can apply any of the desired “skins,” which range from spider webs to stitches and more! With the Create-A-Monster Design Lab, girls have endless combinations to concoct their own “perfectly-imperfect” Monster High® ghoul. $39.99 Available: Now!

Basket Case 3: The Progeny on DVD October 9th

Keep your Freddy, Jason, Michael and Rawhead Rex. Give me a homicidal killer who is actually a stop motion, partially formed, separated conjoined twin who found love, got it on and is now seeding the world with his spawn. If that ain't a love story capable of wiping the floor with The Notebook, I don't know what is.

He's back. He's bad. And he's a dad!

Belial, everyone's favorite beast-in-a-basket, is back in BASKET CASE 3: THE PROGENY, the sensational third film in Frank Henenlotter's wildly macabre horror series. After being separated again from his conjoined twin brother Duane (Kevin Van Hentenryck), Belial finds out he’s going to be a deformed daddy! Mrs. Belial (“Eve,” played by Denise Coop) delivers a litter of bouncing baby monsters, but the blessed event turns into a nightmarish ordeal when the police kidnap the little critters. They should know it’s not safe to anger Belial! Attacking the cops in a climactic, gory rampage, everyone’s favorite mutant mauler stops at nothing to get his newborns back!

Bruce Lee Becomes One With Your USB

They've got Transformers, Adventure Time, DC Comics Heroes and Hello Kitty, so the ultimate master of the martial arts is a no-brainer, right? Show off your love for the man who changed the world as we know it with the newest creation from Mimoco...

Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO® card readers, is thrilled to release the second in the Legends of MIMOBOT series, Bruce Lee MIMOBOT. Featuring the icons, geniuses, and stars of the human race that have changed our world for the better, the Legends of MIMOBOT series debuted with the release of Einstein MIMOBOT in early 2012. Now, Bruce Lee MIMOBOT continues the series by transforming the most influential martial artist of all time into designer flash drives that hold up to 64GBs of data, and come preloaded with bonus Mimory® such as MimoDesk™ personalization suite of Bruce Lee-themed wallpapers, icons, video, and avatars, and MimoByte™ sound software that plays sound clips each time Bruce Lee MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from one's computer.

New Adventure Time Figures On the Way

It is a compulsion. Whenever I am near a Toys R US, I have to go in, even if I don't need anything. If I don't, I regret it the whole rest of the day. I usually make a B line for the action figure isles, but while I start at the bottom and just work isle by isle, Eileen flies in and heads right for the Adventure Time toys. For some time now, she's been looking over the same toys waiting for a sign that new sets are dropping. THAT SIGN HAS COME!!

New pre-orders are popping up around the interwebs showing sets we had only known by name. Sets include...

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Aurora Rise Benefit Event

We are fortunate enough to live in an age where, not only does technology allow us to share information instantly, but it can unite us for a common goal. I'll take this opportunity to alert you about one group harnessing that power to do some good and hope that you may find some small way to join in.

AURORA RISE : August 25th & 26th
@ All C's Collectibles 1250 South Abillene St, Aurora, CO 80012

Steve Niles, Matt Fraction & Mike Mignola as well as other local artists (TBA) will participate in signings Saturday & Sunday. (schedule TBA)

A Silent Auction will take place Saturday (August 25th) @ Embassy Suites - 4444 Havana st. Denver, CO 80239 (303) 375-0400

Featuring the following items & much more...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Monster High Hitting Retail in Force

Around the holidays, you'd have been hard pressed to find even a single Monster High doll at retail. Fans began to get fed up with seemingly poor distribution and lack of product available even online, leading Toys R Us to post signs that you would only be allowed to buy limited amounts of product as it came in; an effort to stem the tide of scalpers buying an entire shipment in one go most likely. In the early months of 2012, product began creeping back to shelves and though Toys R Us attempted to fill that black hole of product anticipation with heaps of an exclusive Black and White doll, in time, even that has disappeared from shelves.

Cabin in the Woods on Blu & DVD September 18th

If you think you know the story, think again. Experience the film that critics and audiences are raving about when The Cabin In The Woods arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD (plus Digital Copy) and On Demand and Pay-Per-View September 18 from Lionsgate. The Cabin In The Woodswill also be available on EST September 4, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release. Co-written by fan favorites, Joss Whedon (The Avengers, TV’s “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) and directed by Goddard, The Cabin In The Woods is a film that “horror fans will be gushing about for years” (FearNet).

The Cabin In The Woods begins as a conventional horror movie then transforms into a genre-bending, mind-blowing experience that cleverly mixes screams with pop-culture wit as the scared teens are revealed to be watched by a group of technicians that control their every move behind the scenes.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 : Day 3 Diary

Titled: AKA Paul Get's to Sit in Air Conditioning That Works Day

This was the first year attending San Diego Comic-Con, working fully for my own site on my own dime, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to do what most normal folks do at this show...STAND IN LINES!! Actually, the plan was to score some exclusives for friends and myself, but what I didn't realize is there is an art to scoring your favorite toys. The previous morning, I had attempted to snag some goods first thing in the morning and only succeeded in being giggled at by booth girls or shoo'd away by security insisting my press badge was more a hindrance when it came to a fair shot at those items that sell out quickly. At Hallmark, someone who lines up right when the show opens is capable of making two passes at the exclusives (of which you can buy one of each and get one exclusive pin a day). Hallmark has no bags so planning for this is key, unless you want to juggle them all day. I was lucky and scored a duffel bag around the back of the booth, of which there are plenty at the show if you know where to look...or use the force or some similar brain power. Stuffing a couple with flat bottoms in your bag for the day is a great idea. At Mattel, the diesel biker security dude tells me the line is capped and to come back "after I take a couple of laps". I assumed that was just a saying so I went to seek out Jessica Smiley at the Mimoco booth, but she's ninja-like and super fast so I missed more often than made a connection. I did manage to get a My Little Pony crown to her through her friends at the booth, creating this awesome face...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Dropping September 25th

Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel about fear, hope and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™.

The DC Universe Animated Original Movies have been a fan favorite since debuting in 2007 with Superman Doomsday. Now averaging three releases each year, the DCU animated films are based on classic tales from DC Comics’ revered library or original stories featuring DC’s fabled characters. Stars of feature film and primetime television populate the stellar voice casts of the DCU animated films. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 represents the 15th film in the ongoing series.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Guild 1:6 Scale Codex Figure

For years now, Felicia Day fans have had to worship crude print outs of their favorite geek queen. For something more substantial, die hards were resigned to staking out locations she had been signing at conventions to collect any bits of hair for their elaborate bubble gum statues. Now..Quantum Mechanix (aka the dorkiest of dream makers) presents an alternative that doesn't involve a restraining order...

QMx is proud to present our first one-sixth scale realistic figure: the flirty, confident Codex, portrayed by Felicia Day in the popular Web comedy series, The Guild.

The QMx Real™ Codex 1:6 Scale Figure stands more than 11 inches tall and is composed of more than 3 pounds of hand-cast polystone, allowing for a level of detail and realism unachievable in smaller-scale figures. Our figure depicts Codex, the in-game persona of shy geek girl Cyd Sherman, who leads an online gaming guild known as the Knights of Good.