Monday, December 28, 2020

THE WATCH Comes to BBC America January 3rd

The Watch on BBC America
Anyone can be a hero. ‘The Watch’, an all-new series inspired by characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett  premieres Sunday, January 3rd on BBC America or stream on AMC+.

The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Henry & Glenn Forever Throbblehead Set

Henry & Glenn Forever Throbbleheads
Henry and Glenn Forever is a cult comic series created by Tom Neely and the L.A. based Art collective Igloo Tornado. This two Throbblehead set featuring both of the iconic characters is limited to 500 hand-numbered figures.

Henry and Glenn Forever is a love story to end all love stories! But it has become so much more…The comic series began with a simple premise: “Henry and Glenn are very good ‘friends.’ They are also ‘room mates.’ Daryl and John live next door. They are satanists.”

What followed was a cult comic series that grew to a phenomenon expanding over 15 years of comics and art created by Tom Neely and the L.A. based Art collective Igloo Tornado, as well as over 60 of their artist friends through art shows, cartoons, toys, tiki mugs and now… THROBBLEHEADS!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat Customs at Tenacious Toys

Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat Customs at Tenacious Toys
Tenacious Toys is thrilled to announce another exclusive set of customs by Kendra's Customs:

The Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat customs are two hand painted 8-inch vinyl Lucky Cats originally produced by independent toymaker Vincent Scala.

Help Boggs Flee the Valley of Despair in RUN BOGGS RUN

Run Boggs Run video game

From the BuzzFeed Animation Studio comes BuzzFeed first-ever video game, “Run Boggs Run,” launching tomorrow, December 22 on iOS and Android app stores. 

“Run Boggs Run” is a wholesome spin on the classic endless runner genre that expands the universe of the hit BuzzFeed animated series “The Land of Boggs.” The game follows fan-favorite animated characters Boggo and her best friend Boe through the Valley of Despair, as they overcome life’s obstacles and collect self-care tokens to defeat the Stress Monster. “Run Boggs Run” is an ode to how challenging 2020 was and the importance of leaning on friends to get through tough times. The single-player game offers both a fun escape for new and existing Land of Boggs fans, while tying in real-world themes of friendship, mental wellness, and stress management.

Animated Film HENCHMEN Streaming Free on TUBI December 25

Henchmen animated film poster

Beginning December 25, Tubi will be the exclusive free streaming home to family-friendly animated film Henchmen. The movie features an all-star voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), James Marsden (X-Men), Rosario Dawson (The Lego Batman Movie), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Craig Robinson (American Dad!), Will Sasso (The Three Stooges), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Rob Riggle (American Dad!), Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Bobcat Goldthwait (Skylanders Academy). Henchmen comes from Vertical Entertainment and Bron Studios, the production company behind the popular animated movie The Willoughbys and the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Gremlins on the Wing? Find Out in SHADOW IN THE CLOUD January 1st

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD movie poster

We've been watching Chloe Grace Moretz for most of her life and are always happy to do so again, but when her newest project is co-written by Max Landis (World War Z), we sit straight up and start the googling! 

"In the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett (CHLOË GRACE MORETZ) joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude’s every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission. But this crew has more to fear…lurking in the shadows, something sinister is tearing at the heart of the plane. Trapped between an oncoming air ambush and an evil lurking within, Maude must push beyond her limits to save the hapless crew and protect her mysterious cargo."


As the longest year of the 2000s winds to an end, we salute the greatest fallen hero of the previous millennium: Optimus Prime. Artist Oliver Barrett depicts the steel-hearted warrior bloodied but unbowed, eyes fixed to the future just as they were in his emotional final moments in 1986's THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE.

Both the Regular and Variant edition available Tuesday 12/22 at 11am Central on The Drop.

Thursday, December 17, 2020



'Tis the Season to run for your life as Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY) and the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) are in the giving spirit to present a free streaming series that highlights one of the sweeping film genres to grace the big screen that will aim to leave you dying for more...literally.

What lurks in Winter's breath is the stillness of the undead creeping upon an unknowing populace. Keep your loved ones close and your enemies as a human shield as they take the first bite from a relentless zombie horde! Don't wait up for Santa. He probably didn't make it.

PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN in Theaters, On Demand and Digital on January 22, 2021

Psycho Goreman Movie Poster

Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Geeks Go Shopping! Universal's Movie Super Packs

Universal 2020 Movie Collections
Sooooo...what movies are on your must buy list this holiday season? Surely everyone has listed several among their requests, but seeing as how a lot of us are still locking down for safety's sake, that list most likely includes titles from classics to modern masterpieces to that B movie you pop in whenever new friends come over, because you absolutely need to blow their minds. Universal Home Video makes your list making a bit easier this year, packing hours of eye candy into 10 movie Blu-ray sets that will leave NO ONE disappointed. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Geeks Go Shopping! The Geekiest Hallmark Selections

Hallmark 2020 Holiday Ornaments Back to the Future
Back into your geekiest of holiday shopping suggestions, this time with Hallmark! One of the most fun things to do every year is to hit a Hallmark store when the yearly ornament display is up and press all the buttons. Button pressing is a very acceptable date option, just FYI. The best ornament I ever clicked was Beaker from The Muppets who sang in his Beaker voice and moved his tiny bottom lip. Amazing. This year's offerings covered a wide spectrum of our movies, TV, cartoons and comic books. Among the hefty catalog of products, Hallmark picked three they thought you'd love...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Iggy and the Stooges "From KO to Chaos"

Iggy and the Stooges "From KO to Chaos"
When the riotous, confrontational 'last ever' Iggy & the Stooges gig Metallic KO was issued in 1976 on the French indie Skydog label, it heralded the punk movement and cemented Iggy's position in it. Iggy’s career then took off, and a lengthy liaison between Skydog and Iggy Pop continued, with releases through and beyond the Stooges reunion 29 years later.

Here are all of the Skydog label's Iggy releases, remastered, in a clam-shell box set containing seven CDs and a DVD – a fitting tribute to the label’s punk pioneer boss Marc Zermati, who passed away in June. Marc started Skydog in 1973, arguably Europe’s first independent rock label, and in the same year that Metallic KO was released he organized the "First Punk Festival" in Mont de Marsan. He worked closely with The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Wilko Johnson, and Chrissie Hynde and many others.

Insight Announces Back to the Future DeLorean: Doc Brown's Owner's Manual

Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owners’ Workshop Manual
One of the most iconic movie sagas of all time, the Back to the Future trilogy has left an indelible impact on popular culture. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owners’ Workshop Manual [Insight Editions; March 30, 2021] delves into the secrets of the unique vehicle that transported Marty McFly and Doc Brown through time, including both the original version of the car and the updated flying model. Together, Gale and Walser have given us an unprecedented insight into the DeLorean’s inner workings, from its unmistakable gull-wing doors to Doc’s cutting-edge modifications, including the Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion. The book also includes unique handwritten excerpts from Doc Brown's journals, which recount his life after World War II, how he came to build the Time Machine, his first trip to 2015, how he survived his accidental trip to 1885 and much, much more. Filled with exclusive illustrations and never-before-disclosed information, Back to the Future: Doc Brown’s DeLorean: Owners’ Workshop Manual is the perfect gift for the franchise’s legion of fans.

Geeks Go Shopping! Tiny Toy Takeover

Zuru 5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 2
Welcome to GEEKS GO SHOPPING!!! From now on, whenever you see this heading, know that you are about to jump into a soft pile of awesome geek-centric items perfect for the dorks in your life this holiday gift giving season. We kick things off with this year's break out hit that has been a "thing" for many collectors I've known all throughout my life...TINY TOYS!! Toy companies latched onto this concept, no doubt while hunting for the next thing to put inside mystery packs, and what could be more perfect?

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

New Alien Stories Coming to Marvel in March

Marvel Comics Alien Series
Earlier this year, Marvel Comics announced that all-new comics set in the iconic—and terrifying—world of the Alien franchise would be launching in 2021. Today, Marvel is excited to announce that the first of these ventures into never-before-seen corners of the Alien universe will arrive this March with ALIEN #1!

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Empyre: Captain America) with art by Salvador Larroca (Doctor Doom), ALIEN #1 will be a thrilling addition to the incredible legacy that began with the groundbreaking 1979 film. Featuring both new and classic characters from Earth and beyond, this bold take on the Alien mythology will entertain both longtime fans and newcomers to the legendary horror/science-fiction saga.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Norman Reedus "Portraits From The Woods" BTS Photography from The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus Portraits From The Woods Photography Book
In this brand-new electrifying book of photography by Norman Reedus, he captures moments behind the scenes of TWD as only Norman could deliver. With his unique sense of humor, traveling into the Georgian woods with Norman’s cast of characters and zombies, alongside portraits of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hideo Kojima, Lena Dunham, Diane Kruger, Dave Chapelle and many more to reveal the individuals that inhabit his life.

Norman has an indelible way of capturing the beauty and mystery in others. His photographs are beautiful and terrifying, macabre and provoking, alternately dark, and sublime.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Identity V Taps Ashley Wood's UNDERVERSE for Joker and Geisha 1/6 Figures

Identity x Underverse 6th Scale Action Figures 01
NetEase Game's 1V4 asymmetrical competition mobile game, Identity V, launches the Art Museum Project in collaboration with Ashley Wood and his brand UNDERVERSE. The collaboration series comprises of two 1/6 Collectible Figurines with articulated joints—[JOKER] and [GEISHA] are available for pre-order. When creativity meets ingenious design, what kind of artistic makeover will be given to these familiar characters?

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Superplastic Wants GORILLAZ in Every Home

Superplastic Gorillaz Song Machine Soft Vinyl Figures
Global entertainment brand Superplastic has partnered with virtual British band Gorillaz to release four ultra-luxe limited edition designer toys in celebration of the band’s critically-acclaimed new album Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez. The product drop  - available today on - features all four band members: frontman 2D, guitarist Noodle, drummer Russel Hobbs and bassist Murdoc Niccals.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Learn How To Draw 75 KAWAII KITTIES

Kawaii Kitties: Learn How to Draw 75 Cats in All Their Glory
Popular Instagram artist Bichi Mao (@bichi.mao) perfectly captures cats' different attitudes through 75 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to draw all kinds of cute cats doing all sorts of silly things, including: Playing, Sleeping, Eating, Stretching, Exploring, Being loving, Wearing cute costumes and much more!Along with the tutorials, Bichi Mao shares tips and tricks for drawing and coloring your cats, a facial expression directory, and coloring pages swarming with kitties for you to decorate. So, get ready to purrfect your drawing skills, as well as be inspired to create your own kitty characters or illustrate the daily activities of your favorite pet.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A New Chapter in the Scream Saga Wraps Filming

Kevin Williamson and Ghostface on the set of SCREAM 2022

The killer known as "Ghost Face" has stalked many a high school femme fatale and stabbed his way through anyone who got in his path. In 4 films and many a meta horror movie reference, this robed slasher became an icon alongside the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers... an accomplishment that many a horror baddie has failed to grasp. It's been nearly 10 years since the specter of death has struck fear in the minds of all Woodsboro residents, so we figure you're ready for another run! We'll give you a head start...

IDW's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures

IDW's Star Wars The High Republic Adventures 01
In its first contribution to Lucasfilm’s bold Star Wars: The High Republic publishing campaign spanning comics and prose, IDW announces today the February 3rd, 2021 launch of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, an ongoing comic book series set 200 years before the live action film continuity.

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, joins artist Harvey Tolibao and colorist Rebecca Nalty for a tale of the Republic’s glory days that -- while aimed at middle grade readers -- provides a unique perspective to pivotal moments in the Star Wars timeline that fans of all ages can enjoy.

Hot Toys Finally Digs Up Marvel Zombies

Hot Toys - Marvel Zombie - Zombie Deadpool collectible figure
Do you know how hard it was to get Marvel Zombies action figures BEFORE Marvel was owned by Disney?  ...Pretty damn hard! Marvel Zombies was a hit with comic fans and Marvel left it to Diamond Select to release three figures to celebrate the title. Zombie Hulk, Zombie Colonel America and Zombie Spider-Man are still favorites of action figures fans and fetch a hefty price today. Despite the popularity of the title, Marvel shut down further merchandising after a string of sculptural pieces, stating they were concerned fans would get confused by the horrific look of their iconic heroes and the license would be tarnished in the long run. Years later, we'd get a Zombie Sabretooth and Zombie Magneto to add to our collection, but again, despite the excitement behind these releases, it seems the breaks were put on further undead Marvels. 

Now, with Disney firmly holding the reigns of power, I was shocked to see Marvel Zombies returning to the comic racks and with it, renewed interest in Marvel Zombie TOYS!! 12 inch action figure masters Hot Toys take first swing at this license with Zombie Deadpool...because of course they are.

Up Your Geek Bling Game with Star Wars x Gigi Burris

Star Wars x Gigi Burris Lightsaber Bucket
The falling apart. We are most definitely going back into lockdown for the holidays. There's a psychopath in the White House who screams into Twitter every 5 minutes and it doesn't look like he intends to stop. So....what can we do to turn things around? How about jewel encrusted Yoda years on a headband? See...we know what the people want. 

Presenting, the Star Wars x Gigi Burris collaboration featuring a six-piece limited edition unisex collection inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy. When it came to the development of this collaboration, Burris took cues from the wise and beloved Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try.” She founded her female-owned brand to preserve the romantic craft of millinery, working tirelessly to ensure timeless design and craftsmanship in every piece produced. Thoughtful materials and supporting local New York City production are at the forefront of this capsule collection as it has been in every past collection for the brand.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Juliet Landau Hosting Charity Screening for A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD

A Place Among the Dead movie poster

We like to give a heads up when our buds are hosting special events... and are especially keen when they are for charity... and are doubly keen when they are our Buffy the Vampire Slayer Alum buds!! Juliet Landau, who you'll remember as Drusilla, is ready to unveil her directorial debut titled "A Place Among the Dead" and you're invited to watch and pitch out questions in the Q&A! Here's the details...

A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD is a genre-bending art film which explores the repercussions of growing up under the sway of narcissism and evil. In this revealing and terrifying meld of fact, fiction and the fantastical, actress / filmmaker “Jules,” driven by the demons of her past, embarks on a journey at the potential cost of everything she knows and loves.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Dark Horse Comics Announces YOUNG HELLBOY: THE HIDDEN LAND

Dark Horse Comics YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND comic book series 1

In 2021, legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, co-writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robins will explore an untold chapter of Hellboy’s childhood in YOUNG HELLBOY: THE HIDDEN LAND. In this four-issue series from Dark Horse Comics, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site. They soon find themselves confronted by all manner of monsters, and even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy’s heroes, they aren’t as safe as they think they are. The four issue mini-series features covers by Folklords artist Matt Smith. Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart provide the variant cover for the debut issue, with subsequent issues featuring variant covers by Rachele Aragno (#2), Wylie Beckert (#3) and Anthony Carpenter (#4).

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

IP MAN Complete Collection 4K Box Set Coming 12/15

IP MAN Complete Collection 4K Box Set
Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen solidified his legendary status beginning with the first film in the IP Man franchise, and now the entire series is available for the first time in 4K Ultra HD™ when Well Go USA Entertainment debuts the IP MAN COMPLETE COLLECTION 4K BOX SET on December 15.  The 8-disc set features all 4 IP Man films, presented for the first time with 4K restoration including the newest Dolby Atmos surround sound. Each film comes in a 2-disc amaray case featuring the new 4K disc along with the Bu-ray disc. This limited-edition box set also contains a cool, collectible IP Man movie franchise compendium book and a double-sided premium IP Man poster.

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Arsenal Pulp Press The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly
This fall, Arsenal Pulp Press is publishing some truly incredible BIPOC and LGBTQ2S stories which includes The Girl Who Was Convinced beyond All Reason That She Could Fly by Sybil Lamb, a fantastical young-adult illustrated novel about Eggs, a homeless girl who floats along the rooftops and (if you’re lucky) may come crashing into your open window one night.

Lamb brings readers into a unique world born on the fringes of grunge-punk that is filled with whimsy, from the fantastical and stylized illustrations to the eccentric and mischievous cast of characters like Grackle McCart with his hot dog cart that has over 100 different types of hot dog and Splendid Wren, a hippie-punk rock knitter who only eats pancakes and has many theories about the romantic lives of her plants.



Broadway Records is pleased to announce the release of the Original Concept Recording of Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! Based on the classic cult film, Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! (book music and lyrics by Jordan Wolfe), had a critically acclaimed hit Off-Broadway premiere in 2019 at Theatre Row, starring Smash alum Jaime Cepero. The album is produced by Wolfe and James Morgan and features the entire cast from the world premiere production. An award-winning music video featuring the original cast members of one of the more popular songs from the show, “They’re Coming to Get You Barbara”, was released late last year.

BOWIE: A Michael Allred Coloring Book

Insight Editions BOWIE A Michael Allred Coloring Book
From the unauthorized and New York Times best-selling graphic novel Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams comes a brand-new coloring experience. With stunning artwork from award-winning artist Michael Allred (creator of Madman), this book gives fans the unique opportunity to color their favorite comic pages straight from the graphic novel itself. 

Drawing inspiration on everything from David Bowie’s glamorous fashion style to his dazzling stage performances and iconic album covers, this coloring book is a David Bowie fan’s dream come true. Get ready to immerse yourself once again in Michael Allred’s dazzling homage to one of the most influential pop stars of all time in this intricate coloring book, providing guaranteed creative fun and relaxation.

'A Toy Store Near You' Season 2 Coming 12/25

A Toy Store Near You
A Toy Store Near You, the docuseries that takes you behind the scenes of some of the world's quirkiest, most beloved vintage toy stores and the tough, tight-knit, and sometimes kooky personalities that bring them to life, is dropping its second season on Christmas Day 2020.

The first season of A Toy Store Near You, brought to you by The Nacelle Company (The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us, Disney +'s Behind the Attraction, etc), focused on the way that the independent toy store community was responding to COVID closures. This time around, the series will focus less on the way the pandemic has affected these small businesses, and more on the toys (and humans) that make these establishments so unique.

SECRET ZOO Comes to Digital & DVD on November 10th

Secret Zoo movie poster
Dissatisfied with his temp position at a well-known law firm, attorney Tae-su takes an unexpected assignment to help revitalize a failing zoo. Seeing this as a chance to prove himself and move up in the firm, Tae-su discovers instead that the zoo in fact has no real animals. What's worse, he only has 3 months to turn around a seemingly lost cause into a golden opportunity. Enlisting the help of the zoo's bewildered staff, he comes up with an unorthodox solution: have the humans dress up as animals and put on a show for guests. 

And when a video of Tae-su in full polar bear outfit goes unexpectedly viral, the zoo suddenly finds itself the center of attraction for thousands of visitors. But Tae-su's achievements may be undercut by the very firm he thought he was helping, and he'll have to make a decision between loyalty to the corporate success he so long dreamed for and his newfound sense of fulfillment at this most unusual of zoos.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Printed In Blood Readies John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook

Printed in Blood John Carpenter's Halloween Artbook
The company that brought you beautifully curated art collections celebrating The Thing, Stranger Things, and Ghostbusters, will bring together new visions of classic horror in John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook. Printed In Blood, in partnership with Compass International Pictures, are bringing fans this artistic interpretation of the classic film by illustrators in nearly every part of the entertainment industry. 

John Carpenter’s Halloween: Artbook features 240 pages of fully original illustrated interpretations by artists from the worlds of illustration, animation, comics, and more. Previous books published in partnership with Printed In Blood have featured artists such as David Mack (Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Wolverine), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman). Printed In Blood put out the call to a dynamic army of artists and have received hundreds of pieces for the book (The Full lineup of artists for John Carpenter's Halloween: Artbook will be announced at a later date). This incredible collection of art will be presented in 9x12 bound hardcover perfect for the trophy shelves or coffin table of every horror aficionado.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Toho Celebrates Godzilla Day!

Toho Godzilla Day 2020 Fallguys Skin
Leading up to the iconic kaiju’s 66th birthday on November 3, Toho International, Inc. reveals a slew of Godzilla brand and licensing announcements to help fans celebrate Godzilla Day in ways like never before.  The company announces a batch of all-new episodes to drop weekly for its popular “Godzilla Tales” series, which has garnered more than 325K views to-date. Toho also unveils new Godzilla-themed licensing collaborations in gaming, apparel, collectibles and more categories.

Dark Horse Announces HELLBOY Universe Essentials

Dark Horse HELLBOY Universe Essentials Cover
The stories of the Hellboy Universe are some of the most celebrated and beloved in comics fandom. Blending folklore, horror, mythology, action, and adventure, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Lobster Johnson, and Sir Edward Grey for more than two decades. Beginning in 2021, Dark Horse Books will publish four volumes of essential Hellboy Universe stories, all selected by Mike Mignola, each featuring all new covers by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. 

“In some cases—B.P.R.D. and Witchfinder—it was pretty easy to select the one “essential” book,” said Mignola. “Hellboy was more complicated, as there is so much ground to cover. In the end we chose to go with a collection of short stories rather than a single graphic novel, to give more of an overview of the character. We chose certain stories that say important things about his background, but also some that just show what he does and how he does it. A couple of stories are in there just because they are my favorites.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hocus Pocus' Sanderson Sisters Reunite for One Night Only!

New York Restoration Project Hocus Pocus Event
Need Halloween plans? Bette Midler, founder of the New York Restoration Project is reuniting with her Sanderson sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy on Friday, October 30 for “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover” to benefit the NYRP's environmental justice work!

The Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover is hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and featuring: Original cast members Thora Birch, Omri Katz and Doug Jones (In full Billy Butcherson costume..GO DOUG!!), along with Glenn Close, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Samantha Diaz, Todrick Hall, Anjelah Johnson, Alex Moffat, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Sophie von Haselberg and surprise guests.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Legendary Comics Dracula Gets a Motion Trailer

Legendary Comics Dracula

Bram Stoker. Bela Lugosi. Two names forever bound by Dracula. And for the first time ever, Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece is being united with the definitive screen Dracula, Bela Lugosi, in Legendary Comics' all new graphic novel (on sale November 3rd)!

In the late 19th Century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There, he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a group of brave men, Professor Van Helsing arrives on the scene to take on the Vampire Prince in the ultimate battle between the forces of light and dark!

NECA's Halloween 2 Michael Myers Welcomes Fall

NECA Halloween 2 Michael Myers Cloth Action Figure

It's just a few days til HALLOWEEEEEN and all my spooky friends are losing their minds. The air is crisper, the leaves are finally starting to change color and all our favorite creeps are sharpening to ready them for the big night! There's nothing worse than a dull blade hitting bone. What you want is a smooth slice taking a limb clean off. It's a thing of beauty! One such artist is Michael Myers. We caught up with our Haddonfield neighbor to see how a master prepares for a night of mayhem...

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hammer Horror Licensed for Toys, Clothing, Statues & More

Hammer Horror
Radar Licensing is proud to announce initial license partners for its Hammer House of Horror merchandise program featuring Hammer Films’ Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, The Mummy, and other memorable monsters. 

Hammer came to prominence as the world’s most popular horror brand in the late 1950s. The company’s unrivaled legacy is the bridge that connects Universal’s classic monsters to the contemporary horror classics that began in the 1970s. In the 21st century Hammer has continued to expand its extraordinary canon with new movies that have been both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. 

Disney Store Launches New Star Wars Select 7 Inch Action Figure Line

Diamond Select Disney Store Exclusive Star Wars Action Figures

For years, fans of Star Wars have asked for a line of 7-inch-scale Star Wars action figures, both for the added detail and the compatibility with other toy lines. The Disney Store has heard the demand, and has launched a new line of Star Wars Select action figures, made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney Store! The line kicks off on October 23 with two releases, Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Each figure stands approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and each comes with multiple interchangeable parts and effects.

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates

Holiday of Play 2020: Billie Eilish Toys from Playmates
Listen Linda...I'm well aware we are still a week away from Halloween, but by all signs of this hyper accelerated shopping season made possible due to obvious Covid concerns, THE HOLIDAY BUYING SEASON HAS BEGUN!! Though Idle Hands is still urging our friends to limit their time out among the humans, there are still bound to be loads of sales hitting all points online and ample opportunity to snap up those hard to find collectibles from the comfort of your couch, so keep an eye out as we roll through everything awesome at your fingertips, starting with the top picks featured at Toy Insider's Holiday of Play event! Let's kick things off with Playmates toys and their Billie Eilish line...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Idle Flashbacks: Green Lantern Interviews at SDCC 2010

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Green Lantern Press Junket with Ryan Reynolds and Black Lively
Today, in honor of Ryan Reynolds' birthday, we travel back to 2010 to another steamy San Diego Comic-Con and the hotel press junket for the highly anticipated GREEN LANTERN MOVIE!!! I was very happy to be allowed a spot in a room packed to the gills, for my lil press outlet. Highlight of this one is when a fellow geek reporter started his question off with "Mr. Reynolds, I do fear your power, Green Lantern's light", which was met with he smiles and laughter you'd expect from a crew that actually appreciates the fanbase of a comic their movie is based on. Sometimes, you just have to say the thing. I once asked Zack Snyder if anyone had sex in the Watchmen Owl Ship while on the floor at SDCC. I mean, if I had money to burn to pay off the security guards, I could find someone in a heartbeat to do the deed just for bragging rights alone. HOW COULD YOU NOT GO FOR IT?! Granted, I was three drinks in, but I totally knew what I was doing.  

Thursday, October 22, 2020

John Carpenter Haunts Your Dreams ... Again

Storm King App Contest Prizes from John Carpenter
Storm King Productions has announced numerous Halloween events to excite every level of horror fan. First off, fans can download the Storm King Productions app which has a monthly contest to die for. Download the Storm King Productions app and enter to win original movie prop sunglasses from They Live, signed by John Carpenter, original movie prop stickers from They Live, They Live limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray, signed by John Carpenter and Sandy King. The contest ends November 1 and winners must be located in the USA. There will be a new contest the first of every month, as well as news, comics, photos, trivia, music, and everything John Carpenter and Sandy King, all in the palm of your hand safe at home and ONLY in their app. Download the app​.

Spider-Man and Iron Man Bring the Battle to Walgreens

Diamond Select Walgreens Marvel Minimates Miles Morales Spider-Man and Iron Man
Walgreens stores have long been the home for exclusive Marvel Minimates based on Marvel’s many animated television shows. Now, two new adversarial two-packs have hit the shelves, comprising Series 12 of the long-running series! From Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales (a.k.a. Spy-D) takes on the Prowler, and comes with a removable mask, interchangeable web-slinging hands, a web line and two display stands. From Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man faces off with the Ghost, and includes a removable helmet, removable hair piece, flight stand, and two display stands.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Larry the Pumpkin Monster by Last Resort Toys

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Anyone who has ever spent more than 5 minutes on Idle Hands knows I don't need Halloween to talk about spooky, creepy, toothy, bitey things! Never the less, we are closing in on the high holy holiday for my fellow horror nerds and monster groupees, and so we are bound to cover a nice pile of toys that could torment grandma...unless she's a cool grandma...and then they would be friends. MONSTER FRIENDS!! Today, we check out Larry the Pumpkin Monster by our new friends at Last Resort Toys. I met this crew online and we quickly bonded over our love for retro looking monsters and scifi creatures like Diener space creature erasers and Trash Bag Bunch figures, both of which have been biggie sized by Last Resort! We'll show that awesome stuff later, for for LARRY!! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Goes Virtual October 20th

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Having made its amazing debut last October in the cradle of the American Supernatural—Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY—the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) wishes they were celebrating year two with all of you in the Hollow right now! Alas, while that’s not possible this year, SHIFF is excited to debut SHIFF VIRTUAL 2020, a wicked selection of free video events you can watch right now including topics like  Ed Wood, Tales from the Crypt, Friday the 13th and MORE! Starting October 20, 2020, you can view…   

Ghostbusters AR "Haunted Candy Hunt" Game

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While this season's Halloween traditions may look different than years past, Ferrara is helping fans plan unique and creative ways to celebrate with friends and family by working with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to launch Ferrara's first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience featuring the iconic Ghostbusters™ franchise. Ferrara is also introducing exciting new innovations across its cookies and candies portfolio and bringing back some seasonal classics.

Hunting Ghosts from Home
With families seeking out new ways to embark on their annual trick-or-treating traditions and "hunt" for candy, Ferrara knew who to call. The brand collaborated with Sony Pictures, home of the Ghostbusters franchise, to develop "Haunted Candy Hunt," a ghost-hunting AR game. Starting today, players can use their phones to log onto and troll around their living rooms, kitchens and backyards in search of the famed 1980s ghost Slimer from the classic Ghostbusters films, as well as a new character created exclusively for the game, Sweeter the Ferrara Candy Ghost. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Universes Converge in Call of Duty

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For the first-ever Halloween experience inside Warzone and Modern Warfare, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes are part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event set to take place from October 20 to November 3.

 This Halloween-themed event will feature the “Trick or Treat” reward system, which contains frights or frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items. Come prepared for infiltrations at day or night, as select modes feature a nighttime variant of Verdansk that includes more than a few Halloween-themed frights. Rather spend the night fighting both the living and the dead? Then prepare for Zombie Royale, an undead twist on Battle Royale where dead Operators use unnatural powers to feast on the living in order to rejoin their ranks!

Mezco’s Glow-in-the-Dark The Frankenstein Monster

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5 Points presents The Frankenstein Monster as the first offering of Mezco’s Monsters!

Constructed from corpses by the infamous Dr. Frankenstein and resurrected by curious machines powered by a bolt of lightning, The Frankenstein Monster terrorized the countryside in search of vengeance.

Mezco’s Monsters: The Frankenstein Monster is our own rendition of the iconic creature, which features a removable parietal bone that exposes his brain. This limited edition, translucent green variant glows in the dark and is sure to illuminate your collection of classic monsters.

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

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Vertical Entertainment presents The True Advenures of Wolfboy, starring Jaeden Martell (Knives Out), Sophie Giannamore (The L Word Generation Q), Chris Messina (Away We Go),  Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) and Golden Globe Nominee John Turturro (The Night Of), who also serves as an executive producer. The film is the feature directorial debut of Czech-born filmmaker Martin Krejci and premiered at Karlovy Vary Film Festival last year and went on to play at Fantastic Fest. Vertical will release on-demand and digital release on October 30th. 

Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis - an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his 13th birthday, Paul receives a mysterious gift that compels him to run away and seek out the mother he has never known.

BEHOLD!! ...The Rick and Morty Butter Robot!

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Of all of the useless things you could put on your work desk, a robot whose sole purpose is to carry butter...on your the most useless. Now take into account that this is a collectible and not a real robot and it's levels of useless reach 2 million!! That makes it a must buy.

Make an appointment and prepare to bare your soul with January’s “DYS-FUNCTION” themed Rick and Morty Crate. Lay on the couch and tell us your problems as we study the most dysfunctional family in the universe with exclusive collectibles and gear that are especially suited to help Jerry (and you) work through any problems you may be having.