Friday, February 28, 2014

The Flash First Image Revealed

Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. THE FLASH stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash

The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for ARROW and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others

Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Avengers VS Dinosaurs in the Savage Land

Hot damn, do we get to see Zabu eat someone in a cartoon? FINALLY??!! Probably not..and this is most likely also not the Avengers/X-Men animated cross over we've been begging for...but every day...we get one...step...closer. Think on that.

BIG HEROES! BIG VILLAINS! AND BIGGER ADVENTURES…this week Share Your Universe this Sunday (8am/7c) with a brand new episode of Marvel's Avengers Assemble inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Nintendo Steals Center Stage

It amazes me that, every year at Toy Fair, not only are the Mario Brothers present somewhere on the show floor, but they've been presented in a new format, new scale or delivered in a way we've yet to see. It is like the slowest roll out of an amazing, evolving toy line! Few other licenses can boast as much. Today, We'll visit with JAKKS Pacific and Tamashii Nations to check out their contributions to the immortal worlds of Nintendo.

For the first time ever, JAKKS Pacific has teamed up with Nintendo to bring fans the latest and greatest toys featuring favorite characters from Nintendo!

Five Character Posters from Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"

Who loves insane, blood soaked, gonzo posters for characters in a new TV show based on a movie that kicked ass SO damn hard we'll never forget it? WE DO! El Rey Network has revealed 5 character posters from the Austin, TX set of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," featuring images of the Gecko Brothers (D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz), Santanico Pandemonium (Eiza Gonzalez), Carlos Madrigal (Wilmer Valderrama), the Fuller family (Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo), and the Texas Rangers (Don Johnson and Jesse Garcia).

The network's first scripted original on Robert Rodriguez's new genre-busting cable network, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is based on the thrill-ride film of the same name. The 10-episode serialized drama is centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw and Freddie Gonzalez after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage.  Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires.  They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive.

Toy Fair 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy Action Figures, Roleplay & More

We've done more than a couple of stories on Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, mostly because it was brought to life by James Gunn, the man who gave us Slither and Super...and the idea of him bringing a Marvel Comics epic to the big screen made many a heart burst from sheer joy, much like when we heard Joss Whedon would be handling The Avengers!! It's an amazing time to be a Marvel fan, and so we had high hopes (but low expectations) for Hasbro's Guardians of the Galaxy toy line. The Iron Man 3 toy line brought us from Marvel Universe levels of articulation and overall quality (in the Iron Man 2 line), to a dumbed down, barely articulated figure line with soft sculpts and limited paint applications. It was our sincerest hope that those figures gathering dust on the pegs would usher in a new era of quality and innovation combined, making toy lines both children AND collectors would snap up on site. I'd say the results are mixed.

“Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,” Tuesday, March 18 on ABC

Join stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, celebrity fans, filmmakers and pop culture icons for a world premiere primetime event on TUESDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Marvel Studios has pioneered and broken box-office records around the world, creating a cinematic universe unlike any other in pop culture history through its blockbuster films. Beginning with “Iron Man” in 2008 and continuing today through “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC and the theatrical release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” this April, the Marvel Cinematic Universe presents audiences with some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic storytelling that brings an unprecedented vision to the world of entertainment.   

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: threeA's First Appearance

In a world of toy collectors, collectibles hunters and art toy enthusiasts, there is a constant urgency for innovation; an original thought among the endless piles of standard action figures, whether it be toward licenses we've come to know or all together new concepts. With the highly artistic eye and hand of Ashley Wood leading the way, threeA has made some of the most sought after robot toys the world has ever seen. With ball joints, fully articulated hands, functional gear packs and paint jobs that speak to a specific environment beating against a massive metal structure, threeA's robots, at any scale, are in-arguably unmatched.

2014 will mark the first year threeA has shown their products at New York Toy Fair. While a lot of their releases are still original creations, this year presents a great deal of licensed product. Current licenses include Marvel Comics (with Iron Man in 4 colorways and Doctor Doom), Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Metal Gear Solid.

Walker Wednesdays: The Walking Dead Risk: Survival Edition

We continue our newest tradition here at Idle Hands, showing you the finest in zombie products, collectibles...and basically anything we might get our hands on that screams BRAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNSSS from inside the box. Today, we check out an exclusive release from Diamond Distributors in a special edition of the board game Risk, dedeco'd and redesigned in a Walking Dead comic book theme!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Jazwares Still Game Crazy with Minecraft, Plants vs Zombies and Sonic

Another special request has us diving into the breakaway hit of 2013; MINECRAFT! Jazwares surprised everyone with their blocky action figure line, 8bit adorable plush and innovative papercraft, which seemed like the perfect way to translate the angular video game world to collectibles.

Though the property shows no signs of slowing down, Jazwares still seem to be taking a fairly conservative approach to product release, announcing just enough new product to leave that fanbase wanting more. On tap are...

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Roar of Godzilla 2014


An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The truth has been awakened. From Legendary Pictures and WarnerBros Pictures  #GODZILLA
2.25.14 10:00AM PST

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 Trailer

There's nothing super fans hate more than dangling plot lines left unresolved. When the word came down that the Clone Wars cartoon world be coming to an abrupt end, the howls of injustice could be heard across the globe. These mournful fans would soon find a champion in Netflix, who promised to deliver a final season and wrap things up all tidy-like. Will this 6th season live up to the now gargantuan expectations of a rabid Star Wars fan base? Probably not....but they'll give it a shot!

Eastman and Laird Return To Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary this year and the festivities are ramping up! This May, co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird karate-kick into high gear with a very special 30th Anniversary issue at IDW.  Featuring a brand-new cover created by the original team, this issue marks the first time in over 20 years the pair has worked together on the property.

“TMNT has been an important part of countless fans' lives, including myself,” said series editor Bobby Curnow. “Getting the chance to celebrate this rich history is an amazing opportunity. Almost as amazing as getting to see new material from these creators again!”

Toy Fair 2014: Back On Track...Barely

15 years or so of Toy Fair and I still don't know how to avoid being attacked by geek plague. Still a rookie. Suffice to say, during the closing hours of the show, my condition was deteriorating, though I ignored it...and that night I was exhausted and ate diner like a hobo fighting for the non muddied bits of an overturned bucket of KFC, but still overlooked the signs...and since my girlfriend works like most of the human race, I did my load out from her place at 6am, rode back to central New Jersey and had just enough energy to hook my computer back up before totally falling apart. There, face down on my couch with Star Trek: Deep Space 9 playing in the background, I remained immobile til my mom took pity on me and brought me a bag of drugs the likes of which would make Hunter S. Thompson turn his nose up in disgust. Sure, we aren't professional pill poppers at Idle Hands, but we know the secrets of NyQuil, Aleve and Sudafed, and so, like a delirious, unsteady toddler, I stumbled around my apartment for the last four days, gauging my competence, periodically, at such advanced skills as accurate key striking and keeping the computer screen in focus (the damn thing likes to vibrate when it's angry.)  I'm still not 100%, but there's MOUNTAINS of toys to talk let's get back to it!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer is LIVE

Dear James Gunn, Please make movies forever. Your Pal, Paul.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Hex Bug Transformers 4 Nano & Warriors

We originally, quite accidentally, gave you a sneak preview of this line back during our first days of UK Toy Fair coverage! Did you catch it? The UK reps sure did! We're heading into the final stretch of collecting data and shooting thousands of images at New York Toy Fair 2014, and as luck would have it, we can now show you Hex Bug's awesome Transformers 4 Warriors!!

Those jumpy, twitchy little Hex Bugs launch into battle with a Transformers 4 movie theme specific to characters like the heroic Autobots Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Drift and Silver Knight and sinister Decepticons Galvatron, Lockdown, and Stinger. With weapons spinning, flailing, stabbing, mashing and slicing, the battle rages on as the bots take damage and one emerges victorious. Each bot has an insignia that flips up, marking them Autobot or Decepticon, so the battle lines are as clear as they can get. Customize your Warrior for battle with any Transformer weapons and armor for hundreds of combinations!

Toy Fair 2014: Maleficent from JAKKS Pacific

Enter the world of Disney’s Maleficent and discover the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain. From Maleficent’s beautiful and beloved forest home filled with magical creatures, to the king’s castle where her fateful encounter with Princess Aurora changes both of their lives forever, follow Maleficent’s journey and experience the story of Sleeping Beauty as it’s never been told before. Timed to the release of Disney’s Maleficent in theaters this May, JAKKS Pacific relives the magic with the beautifully detailed 11.5 inch Maleficent Fashion Dolls that kids and collectors alike will love.

Play out the story of the beautiful and mysterious Maleficent and make her come to life! The 11.5 inch Maleficent Fashion Doll features the dark beauty Maleficent in her black, glittery gown with dramatic drape and detailed iconic curved horns. This doll has a true-to-character look and feel inspired by Disney’s Maleficent. (SRP $19.99, Ages 3+)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Playmates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Figures : Take 2

RIGHT! So some time back, we had an excellent tipster email in with a full report on the look of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters from the new film. Unfortunately, this news came a little early for the licensors, and so we took the info down. Flash forward to today! We've been to the Playmates Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2014, we were officially lead into an official room where official figures were shown by official looking people, one of which made awesome hand motions toward the toys in a showroom model fashion as the first person described the lines, and after getting a thumbs up from the crew...WE CAN NOW, OFFICIALLY DESCRIBE THE DAMN TURTLES!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: The Bridge Direct Strawberry Shortcake

Hey, this one was requested! ....and I like pleasing people. Amid The Bridge Direct's WWE Construction toys and The Hobbit action figures was a line who survived the 80's, continually going toe to toe with My Little Pony and the DemiGod, Barbie, herself. This destroyer's name is STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!! ~shudder~

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: A Pastel Explosion with Hasbro's My Little Pony

OK! About to head to bed for my 4am wakeup call to shoot LEGO..which we only do because we love before I slip into my coma, we thought we'd give the people what they want. MY LITTLE PONIES!!! We've tackled the topic a couple of times in the past couple of weeks, so we are certain we've got plenty of information online, so let's get right to the eye candy with plenty of shots of the Rainbow Rocks, Rainbow Power, the build a pony Pop line and more!

Toy Fair 2014: Gentle Giant Takes on Marvel Comics

Toy Fair is an event for industry folks, retailers and press. Because of the exclusivity of the event, the toy loving public relies on the press to bring back the images and info that will keep them up nights, wondering how they will explain to their loved ones that they absolutely needed that 1:6th scaled Keaton Batman Batmobile for a paltry 900 dollars. Since Toy Fair exists on the internet for all of you at home, we said screw it, let's invite our friends who don't take the trip to New York to get in on the fun. ...And that's when Gentle Giant reps contacted me before I had the chance to email them. THEY WERE LISTENING. Spooky.

Let's dive right into our visit with Gentle Giant, starting with their newest Marvel Comics offerings...

Toy Fair 2014: JAKKS Pacific's 2014 Lineup with Maleficent, Nintendo, Disney Pirate Fairies & More

Toy Fair kicks off later today with a giant sized helping of Hasbro products, followed by the actual show opening its doors Sunday morning. Until then, we are sure to see the press releases fall like rain...or is the case on the east coast. No more snow. Please lord...please. ~the shoveling...~ Today, JAKKS unleashed their 2014 lineup, and while there are no accompanying pictures, information on a new Nintendo toy line and Maleficent products add to the building anticipation for the actual product reveals at the show....something we haven't had much of this year! Let's dive right in...

Toy Fair 2014: QMx Adds DC Comics Universe to its Q-Pop Line of Adorable Collectible Figures

Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) announced today that it has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to bring the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe to its roster of Q-Pop® figures.

The newly minted deal lets QMx take the decidedly lighthearted style of Q-Pops and apply them to such beloved DC Comics Super Heroes as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and other members of the DC Comics universe.

Toy Fair 2014: Mattel's Toy Fair Sneak Peek with Barbie, Batman, Marvel Hot Wheels, Monster High & More

As our beloved toy companies jump on the internet and, one by one, painfully blow the excitement of Toy Fair by revealing their key items, Mattel took to the web and, very quietly, decided to show off a nice sampling of their 2014 lines, saving the ultra, mega, super awesome stuff for the big show. THERE'S A LESSON TO BE LEARNED HERE, REST OF THE TOY INDUSTRY!! Let's take a look at what Mattel's got on tap...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Peek Inside Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Headquarters

Idle Hands visited with Pop Culture Shock Collectibles to find out what our favorite sculptors of monstrous, mixed media statues are up to. While they won't be at New York Toy Fair this weekend, we thought we'd take the opportunity to peek at all things geek shipping soon and in progress, drooling over every bit of clay on the table as we pondered what could be. PCSC's 2014 lineup includes Master of the Universe, Street Fighter, Robocop, Sons of Anarchy, Bee and Puppy Cat, Mortal Kombat and Bravest Warriors, so before we get to the mega eye candy, let's discuss the newest items shipping this year...

Adventure Time's Card Wars Goes Mobile

Cartoon Network Digital and D3Publisher have partnered to bring a brand new app to the mobile marketplace today – ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS!  Based on a favorite episode from the hit animated television series, Adventure Time Card Wars gives fans a chance to play just as Finn and Jake do.  Developed by Kung Fu Factory, the game features 20 playable characters from the Land of Ooo, craftable cards, hundreds of creatures, spells and abilities and much more. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Marlene Bonnelly's Impending Geek Overload

Toy Fair is coming!
I’m honored to say that this will be my first year attending on behalf of Idle Hands, and I couldn’t be more excited. Next week I’ll be embracing my inner child as I gleefully romp through rows and rows of colorful toys, action figures and collectibles, snapping away with my camera and likely drawing the ire of respectable retailers everywhere.

There will be a lot featured at the show, but there are a few items I’m most looking forward to seeing up close. Apologies in advance to their respective companies for my inevitable face-prints on the glass.

Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles Reveals Their Entire 2014 Lineup

DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today an exciting 2014 product line-up just in time for New York Toy Fair.  DC Collectibles will offer a wide range of new action figures and collector’s items based on DC Comics’ iconic characters and other properties including the highly-anticipated Son of Batman direct-to-video film and Infinite Crisis, the upcoming video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Turbine. And for the first time ever, new 6” scale action figure lines based on designs from both Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures will be released later this year.

Toy Fair 2014: K'NEX Continues Nintendo Lines with More Mario Universes

Back into the K'NEX coverage with a continuation of their wildly popular and imaginative Nintendo lines, focusing specifically on the many adventures of Mario and friends. On display at UK Toy Fair and Nuremberg Toy Fair were items from Super Mario, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. U, Mariokart, Mariokart 7 and Mariokart Wii. No further info at this time beyond the new products you'll spot below and the release dates you'll find beside them, so dive right in and enjoy!

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro's 6 inch Guardians of the Galaxy Action Figures

Our good friend Kara Warner over at Yahoo Movies landed this exclusive reveal from Hasbro, showing off their Marvel Legends Infinite Series 6 inch action figures. Like the lesser named Marvel Legends before them, the Infinite series has been shown to pack in the super articulation we enjoy along with excellent paints and sculpting alongside a build a figure piece you combine to make someone tiny, ...or someone that looks like he can devour your other action figures.

Kara reports: "Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana in the film), Peter Quill/Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) — attendees will be the first to see the two remaining figures when they're unveiled Saturday. And no, Groot (the tree-like creature voiced by Vin Diesel) doesn't count in this case because he's the Build-a-Figure character for the line"

Toy Fair 2014: K'NEX on Titanfall

With the release of the video game incoming, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the excellent range of construction sets K'NEX will be releasing. In my book, giant robots + aliens = awesome. Those are aliens, yea? When I see a guy with spider looking eyes, I just assume. No time to research during Toy Fair!!!!

One of the most highly anticipated video games of 2014, Titanfall™, is set to be transformed from onscreen play into the world of building sets with new licensed building toys by K’NEX. The new range will launch in the UK in autumn 2014, but visitors to the London Toy Fair gained an advanced sneak peek of the collection.

Toy Fair 2014: A Better Look at Funko's ReAction Figures

Nearly a week ago, Funko gave Entertainment Earth the exclusive pre-sale on their retro looking ReAction figure line. Today, it looks like that pre-order has gone global, so we get a better look at the figures already shown as well as the excellent packaging. Here's that run down again with the new images to get you drooling...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (July)

The Gentlemen

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Underground Toys/Character & Character Building Doctor Who

We are going to breeze right through this one, as the die hards have probably already seen the lot on day 1 and we've only got what info could be read on signs about the room, so it's all pretty straight forward. I will note that the company producing IS Character, but in the states, Underground Toys is the name you'd know at retail. Character Building is the only name you'd need to know for the construction sets, but we've yet to see them on sale here. ~Screams at the sky in anguish~

On display were the following Underground Toys/ Character Action figures, Playsets, plush and Roleplay items...

Walker Wednesdays: Diamond Select's Walking Dead Comic Minimates

Celebrating the return of zombies to prime time television, we present WALKER WEDNESDAYS! It still blows my mind that a show about people attempting to survive a zombie apocalypse is getting phenomenal ratings every time it claws its way back to your TV screen. Walker Wednesdays will celebrate that triumph. We may not do it EVERY Wednesday, because there is a finite amount of zombie stuff we can scrounge up and only so many hours in the day, but for the next couple of weeks, we'll have some fun with the undead. Ready? Let's get started...

Toy Fair 2014: Diamond Select Prepares for Captain America: Winter Soldier

It's that time of year where giant size corporations snag the most sought after toy reveals, shouting to their teaming masses about things their demographic generally cares nothing about. Yea, yea...I'm bitter. Today MTV takes a break from Teen Mothers and Macklemore's Tweets to reveal a small stack of Diamond Select's Captain America Winter Soldier merchandise. Here's the weird part...and this happens every year as well...particularly to Diamond. Marvel/Disney must have straight up given Diamond (ie; Previews Magazine) the go ahead to reveal Falcon from Hasbro's 3.75 inch action figure line (which we showed off HERE), but could there still be some mandate that Captain America's Stealth Suit (seen in action figure pictures and the trailer) be somewhat secret??!! Check this. To the left is the suit in question via the Marvel Select Captain America: Winter Soldier Action Figure, which has been kept under a silhouette until today. Notice the oddball thing? Take a closer look...

Star War Rebels: Meet Kanan

Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge and one of the main characters of Star Wars Rebels.

Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing. He carries a blaster, is a little sarcastic, and keeps his past a secret. “I like to call Kanan ‘the cowboy Jedi,’” says executive producer Dave Filoni. As shown in this video, his Jedi robes are long gone, replaced with armor and a holster, though a samurai-like ponytail hints at his Jedi Knight origins.

In Star Wars Rebels, set between Episode III and IV, Kanan has been underground for years, evading the Empire. If the Imperials become aware of his existence “he’s going to get killed,” says art director Kilian Plunkett. He still has his lightsaber, but no longer uses it for fear of revealing his true identity -- and has ultimately forsaken the ways of the Jedi Order.

Toy Fair 2014 : 2015 Power Rangers Announced: Power Rangers Dino Charge

Saban's Power Rangers get charged in the next season of the iconic franchise,Power Rangers Dino Charge. Debuting on Nickelodeon in 2015, this new season will deliver all-new dino-fueled action and adventure to fans of all ages. The series will roll out globally later that year. In addition, Bandai America Incorporated will continue to act as the global master toy licensee for the franchise, creating an all-new dinosaur themed product line.

Toy Fair 2014: WowWee Elektrokidz, Robots, Robot Zombies & Once Upon a Zombie Dolls

We are closing in on the start of New York International Toy Fair, so we'll be making a big push to square away all the footage we've gotten abroad! Next up, we take a look at WowWee's displays at UK Toy Fair.

Let's do this Wedding Day style, starting with something old; namely WowWee's RobotZombie!

A renegade Zombie virus has infected the robot world, pitting robots against their former human controllers! As one of the last remaining robot controllers, it's up to you to fight back and defeat the hordes of mechanical menaces!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Funko's Official Game of Thrones Legacy Action Figure Reveal

How do you follow up the advance sale of a magnificent action figure series no one expected to be on shelves before we would even see a shadowy teaser image? Apparently, you drop the news on a forum and not tell anyone. Lucky for us, we have friends who send little messages all day long, alerting us to such things, like tiny Marvel Comics T shirt wearing cherubs. ...Now there's an image you won't soon forget. AH! And as I'm writing my snarky remarks, Funko has dropped the official release, so we've got details aplenty.

Funko is excited to announce a new line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture’s biggest franchises. The hit HBO® series Game of Thrones® will be the first license released in the Legacy Collection, which is currently available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide in time for the Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season DVD release on February 18. It will follow at additional retail partners on March 4.

More Gotham Casting

Earlier in the week, it was announced Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) had been cast in the lead role of Detective James Gordon in FOX and Warner Bros. Television’s GOTHAM, which has a series commitment at the network. Based upon characters published by DC Comics, GOTHAM is a drama exploring the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.

Today, you can add some key Bat-players to the lineup...

Adult Swim Announces 10-City Fun House College Tour

Adult Swim today announced that the 2014 Adult Swim Fun House is hitting the road this spring, embarking on a 12-week, 10-city national college tour, sponsored by Ice Breakers® Mints and KFC. The network will offer fans the opportunity to get lost within a 40-foot tall inflatable castle featuring 15 distinct rooms themed after popular Adult Swim shows including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Childrens Hospital, Loiter Squad, Metalocalypse, Robot Chicken and Squidbillies. The free tour – open to guests 18 and older – will kick off on Feb. 20 at the University of California, Riverside.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters Premieres Feb 15 on Cartoon Network

Ben is back in all-new episodes of BEN 10 OMNIVERSE! Starting this Saturday, February 15 at 9 am ET /8 am CT, Ben takes on new fiendish forms in BEN 10 OMNIVERSE: GALACTIC MONSTERS. Halloween is coming early to Bellwood, and to beat scary new villains like zombie clowns and evil vampires, Ben will have to take some monster alien forms of his own.

Monsters, mummies and werewolves may be taking over, but Ben  has defended the universe from the worst of the worst. Now it’s hero time on Monster Planet! The spooky fun begins with "Something Zombozo This Way Comes," when Ben and Rook must stop Zombozo and the Circus Freaks from turning everyone in Bellwood into zombie clowns. Tune-in to Cartoon Network every Saturday morning to see who comes out of the shadows next!

Toy Fair 2014: Dark Horse Announces the Next Wave of Game of Thrones Figures

The epic HBO® series Game of Thrones has won worldwide success and a legion of fans. This audience is clamoring for unique collectibles and merchandise, and Dark Horse has been working with HBO Global Licensing to provide just that. A core item in the Game of Thrones program is the ongoing series of high-quality, affordable, molded-plastic figures of the most in-demand characters.

Building on the success of the previously announced lineup, five new figures will debut to the trade in February at the International Toy Fair, held at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Toy Fair 2014: Barbie and her BFFs

We are mere days away from the start of New York International Toy Fair 2014, but we've still got plenty of coverage to sift through from UK and Nuremberg! Mattel's Barbie line made a very brief appearance in Germany, pushing a Fashionista / Best Friends Forever theme...perhaps..simultaneously? I said her appearance was brief! Here's the little blast of information we snapped up...

Tamashii Nations Reveal S.H.Figuarts: Super Mario & Chogokin Hello Kitty

At long last, Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce the world’s first fully posable, adult collectible of Super Mario!  Step into the world of Nintendo with the most recognizable video game mascot of all time.  This highly advanced S.H.Figuarts articulation allows for precise posing to bring all the intense video game action directly to your fingertips.  S.H.Figuarts Super Mario features “?" Block, coin, coin stand, and a super mushroom.  Separately sold diorama playsets allow you to expand the Mario world.  Don't flush your money down a warp pipe on inferior merchandise; this is the Mario to brawl with.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya on Freddy Vs Jason

The horror world seems to get more collectibles than any other genre. Specifically, Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street and Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th enjoy extensive lines of action figures, plush, candy holders...hell there are probably female pleasure devices out there bearing the character's names. Amid all those products, no one had ever re-imagined these two icons of horror as sexy, fit, nubile women. I know right?! WHY THE HELL NOT?! Today, Kotobukiya changes all that.

Toy Fair 2014: Funko's Game of Thrones Action Figures

A couple of days back, Entertainment Earth got the exclusive reveal of Funko's extensive ReAction figure line with pop culture icons like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freddy Krueger, Terminator, Snake Plissken and more alongside our favorite characters who have never gotten the action figure treatment like Zoe Washburn from Firefly, Marty McFly from Back to the Future and Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction! Basically, the internet freaked the hell out. Geek overload...everywhere. What no one asked was...what became of those whisperings of a Game of Thrones line back in November? Today, we got an answer...

Game of Thrones Valentines by Chris Bishop

Pure Brilliance. You can order a print of this art here - - but apparently NOT little car sized Valentines. Sadness. Looks like that Jim Lee X-Men Valentines Day Card box is going to come in handy at Toy Fair! Someone needs to do straight up horror valentines next. Themes could be Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, Species, Xtro, Aliens, and one specifically from the trees of Evil Dead. see where I'm going with this. You know you want them too.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray & DVD February 25th

Come out and play with BMO on February 25th, as Cartoon Network will release ADVENTURE TIME: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON on Blu-ray (click to pre-order for 22% off!) and DVD!

This February, Cartoon Network will release the third full-season installment of its most mathematical animated series on both Blu-ray™ and DVD as Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season hits retail. Continuing the franchise’s home entertainment momentum which has included a series of top-selling releases to date, the Blu-ray and DVD both feature all 26 episodes from the series’ third season, as well as must-have bonus features including episode commentaries for ALL 26 episodes, an interview with series creator Pendleton Ward, an alternate show introduction. Plus, further satiating even the most passionate Adventure Time fans, it’s BMO! Fans and collectors are in for a special treat with a custom die-cut BMO slipcase, which transforms the Blu-ray and DVD packaging into their very own collectible BMO figurine. Available on February 25 for the suggested retail price of $32.07 and $26.95 for Blu-ray and two-disc DVD, respectively.

Toy Fair 2014: Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nightmare Before Christmas & More Join Funko's ReAction Figure Line

It's now ONE WEEK til New York International Toy Fair and the press releases, teases and outright reveals are going to start spilling from every corner of the geek universe. Today, Entertainment Earth proves itself the warm, fuzzy center of that universe with a reveal of Funko's newest additions to their insanely popular ReAction Figure series. Joining the initial release of Alien ReAction figures will be characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Terminator, Escape from New York, Nightmare Before Christmas, Universal Monsters, Firefly, Back to the Future, The Rocketeer, Predator, Goonies, Pulp Fiction, Scream, Halloween, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm Street,  Trick R' Treat and The Crow. So..yea..basically Funko are on their way to making everything, ever.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Toy Fair 2014: Living Dead Dolls & Horror

I can remember a time when multiple companies were introducing their creepy toy lines. Some had bears and some demon babies and one chose the classic doll format and scale, creating individual personalities for each with distinctive styling and a spooky little poem to top it off. That line was called Living Dead Dolls and 16 years later, Mezco is celebrating with their 27th series and some surprises...

Spirits and ghouls from around the world,
Things that go bump in the night,
The form in shadow in the corner of the room,
Beasts that avoid the light,
All of them gather in defiance of heaven,
We proudly present...Living Dead Dolls 27!

Toy Fair 2014: DC Universe & Classic TV Batman Blind Box Mini Mez-itz

Moving on with Mezco's Toy Fair 2014 preview, we dive into the panels of DC Comics, where Mez has been mining characters for their Mez-itz figure line for a very long time now. DC Universe Mez-its have ranged from mini to giant sized and recently, have included the retro 66 Batman TV universe, complete with the most badass Batmobile in history for our crime fighting duo. Now, Mezco breaks away from their standard blister carded figure packs and gets in on Funko's mini blind box figure revolution with DC Universe and Classic TV Batman Blind Box Mini Mez-itz!