Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New DC Direct Collectibles by McFarlane Toys

New DC Direct Collectibles by McFarlane Toys
McFarlane Toys’ huge success story with their DC Multiverse action figures is getting bigger and better as they announce they are further expanding their relationship with DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP). McFarlane Toys have entered into a global licensing agreement with WBCP to unleash a new line of McFarlane Toys designed statues, busts, and figures based on DC's expansive roster of iconic characters. Fans and collectors can look forward to an array of McFarlane Toys created DC Direct collectibles under legendary artist Todd McFarlane's creative direction coming in 2022.

SDCC 2021 Exclusives: Diamond Select Tron, Star Wars, Disney & More!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2021 remained in "@Home" status this year for the safety of thousands of geeks across the planet, but the scifi, horror, fantasy and super hero news was still flowing like a waterfall and the exclusives were top notch! Diamond Select know how much you love these highly sought after collectibles, so they were sure to make enough for the whole class! Take a look at all the plastic treasures you can snap up right now...

Alice in Wonderland by Mary Blair Limited Edition Doll

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In celebration of Alice in Wonderland’s 70th Anniversary, we are thrilled to share the launch of the all-new Alice in Wonderland by Mary Blair Limited Edition Doll, available on shopDisney beginning today for pre-order. The 16 1/2'' doll features the whimsical and exquisite designs of renowned artist, Mary Blair, recognized as one of the first Disney female artists and one of the most brilliant conceptual designers to date.

SDCC 2021: Legendary Comics YA Debuts Motions Trailers for 'The Heart Hunter' and 'Lupina'

SDCC 2021 Legendary Comics YA Titles
Over the weekend, fans tuned in to San Diego Comic-Con@Home as the Legendary Comics team, Robert Napton (SVP), Nikita Kannekanti (Senior Editor), and Jann Jones (Director), were joined by extraordinary comic creators for the Legendary Comics 2021 and Beyond! panel. Among the many exciting and original titles discussed, the virtual panel shared a special look at the newly launched Legendary Comics YA imprint, including the imprint’s first released OGN Championess from its impressive slate, as well as debuted an exclusive look at the motion trailers for upcoming YA original graphic novels The Heart Hunter and Lupina.

Quantum Mechanix Announces Q-Figs for Masters of the Universe

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) today announced the company has entered into an agreement with Mattel Inc. to create a new line of their best-selling Q-Figs for Masters of the Universe™.

This licensing deal will allow QMx to produce a new collection of their massively popular Q-Fig collectibles based on Mattel’s iconic characters from classic Masters of the Universe™. The agreement marks the first time the two companies will collaborate, bringing together QMx’s story-centric approach to premium collectibles with Mattel’s rich history of Masters of the Universe™ storytelling. 

ComiXology Originals and Scott Snyder’s Best Jackett Press Announce Multi-Title Deal

ComiXology and Scott Snyder's Best Jacket We Have Demons Cover
Scott Snyder is coming to comiXology Originals in a big way. ComiXology’s exclusive content line, comiXology Originals, and Scott Snyder’s publishing company, Best Jackett Press, announced today that Snyder will be writing eight new titles for comiXology Originals. The titles will be made available as digital first releases exclusively on comiXology and Kindle with all eight titles collected in print and released at a later date by Dark Horse Books.

With these new titles, #1 New York Times bestselling writer Snyder is returning to his creator-owned roots and collaborating with some of the biggest artists in comics, including Rafael Albuquerque, Greg Capullo, Francesco Francavilla, Jamal Igle, Jock, Tula Lotay, Francis Manapul, and Dan Panosian. Legendary comics editor Will Dennis is overseeing the titles.

“This historic, multi-title deal with comiXology Originals has enabled us to assemble a murderers’ row of artists and together we’re challenging ourselves creatively to work outside of our comfort zones and really lean into the possibilities of making comics,” said Scott Snyder. “This deal allows me the freedom to explore the kind of storytelling I've wanted to try for a long time, while supporting my need to try something that’s not totally comfortable for me.”

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Underworld 5 Movie Collection on 4K October 5th


The eternal battle between vampires and Lycans gets upgraded when the UNDERWORLD 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION arrives on October 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This limited edition gift set marks the first time that fans will be able to experience all five films on 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio. The films will also be available digitally in 4K with HDR.

The UNDERWORLD 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION will include Underworld (both the original theatrical version and the extended cut), Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld: Awakening and Underworld: Blood Wars, as well as hours of SD & HD bonus content across all five films, including the Underworld: Endless War animated shorts.

SDCC 2021: Shudder on Ultra City Smiths, Horror Noire and Creepshow Season 3

Shudder Logo

AMC+ and Shudder presented virtual panels for Ultra City Smiths, Horror Noire and Creepshow Season 3 at Comic-Con@Home earlier today. Series news and links to new trailers and footage debuted during the panels are below: 

Friday, July 23, 2021

SDCC 2021: Amazon Releases Wheel of Time Teaser Poster

Amazon The Wheel of Time Teaser Poster

Amazon Prime Video and Sony Pictures Television today revealed the teaser poster for the upcoming Amazon Original fantasy series "The Wheel of Time. The teaser poster was first revealed during the show’s Comic-Con@Home panel, where showrunner Rafe Judkins’ (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove) also confirmed that the series will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide in November 2021. The full panel can now be seen on SDCC’s official YouTube channel.

The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all-time, with over 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.   

SDCC 2021: Diamond Select's Winter Preview

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Summer’s almost over, and winter is on its way! This month, Diamond Select Toys is offering products for pre-order that will ship in February 2022, and it’s a great mix of items! From action figures to Vinimates, from Gallery Dioramas to Legends in 3D busts – plus statues and busts from Gentle Giant Ltd. – it’s the best of all worlds! Order online or find a store at comicshoplocator.com!

SDCC 2021: McFarlane Dives Into the Disney Mirrorverse

McFarlane Disney Mirrorverse Guardians Action Figures

McFarlane Toys announced today that the action-ready worlds of the highly anticipated Disney Mirrorverse mobile game will come to life with a collection of 5-inch and 7-inch action figures.

McFarlane Toys, known for its artistic and creatively designed toys, will create highly detailed action figures of Disney Mirrorverse Guardians – heroes and villains based on iconic Disney and Pixar characters.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

SDCC 2021 Exclusives: Mattel Masters of the Universe, WWE, Jurassic Park & More

SDCC 2021 Mattel Masters of the Universe Masterverse Revelation Scare Glow Action Figure 15

San Diego Comic-Con remain virtual or "@ Home" this year so we all don't get our dirty germs all over each other, but that hasn't stopped companies from pumping out their own waves of SDCC Exclusives!! Today we dip into Mattel's lineup, just in time to get our pre-orders in at 12pm eastern, 9am pacific time at the Mattel Creations website (https://creations.mattel.com/). Let's dig in... 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Amazon Studios Adapts Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys
Amazon Studios today announced that it has ordered a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel Anansi Boys. Anansi Boys will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The six episode limited series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year.

Based on Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Anansi Boys follows Charlie Nancy, a young man who is used to being embarrassed by his estranged father. But when his father dies, Charlie discovers that his father was Anansi: trickster god of stories. And he learns that he has a brother. Now his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, determined to make it more interesting but making it a lot more dangerous. 

SDCC 2021 Exclusives: Kidrobot Spacemen, Stabby Plush and... Elton John?

Kidrobot is bringing Comic Con Exclusives to you with the Kidrobot x SDCC 2021 Virtual Con on Kidrobot.com. This special online-only event starts Friday, July 23rd at 10am MT / 12pm ET.

Starting Friday, July 23rd at 10am MT, Kidrobot will begin pre-orders for 3 exclusives on Kidrobot.com.  Once they sell out, they are gone for good. First to complete check out get them. Set your alarms!

SDCC 2021: Playmates Toys Returns To The Star Trek Universe

Playmates Star Trek
Playmates Toys and ViacomCBS Consumer Products today announced that ViacomCBS has awarded the global toy company with the licensing rights for action figures, vehicles and ships, role play and other toy categories for all Star Trek properties. Playmates will launch its new Star Trek toy line in 2022, following Star Trek’s entry into kids’ content with the premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy, the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences.

Sweet Suite 2021: Jazwares & The 25th Anniversary of Pokemon

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Summer is roasting us on the east coast in the states, and as we slowly reopen to large-scale events, some crews have opted to go virtual, at least one last time. The Toy Insider erred on the side of caution this year, so their annual Sweet Suite toy event launched online, complete with a full show floor populated with cardboard cutout-looking toy reps ready to connect us to the new toy news we've been begging for all year. SWEET TOY NEWS RELIEF!!! We kick things off with our buds at Wicked Cool who are now merged with pop culture giant JAZWARES who made squishing things a national pastime. Squishmallows may be mega-popular right now, but if you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, you go for POKEMON!! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Factory Entertainment's Star Trek Medical Scanner and Hypospray

Factory Entertainment's Star Trek Medical Scanner and Hypospray 1
Factory Entertainment unveiled its latest Star Trek collectible -- a prop replica set of the Medical Scanner and Hypospray from Star Trek: The Next Generation. 24th Century Starfleet Medical personal had a wide variety of equipment available to them. Two of the most seen items in Star Trek: The Next Generation were:

The Hypospray, which used aerosuspension to deliver many types of medication both subcutaneously and intravenously. It was also be used to collect and store air samples.

The Medical Peripheral Device, more commonly known as the “Hand Scanner”, which contained sensors that allow it collect and analyze a wide variety of medical diagnostic readings.  The Hand Scanner was designed to work in tandem with a Medical Tricorder but could also function independently.

GOONBOX Keeps The Beat Alive

Tenacious Toys Rap Kings GOONBOX Gold Edition 7 inch vinyl art toy
Tenacious Toys is pumped to announce their next exclusive toy drop: the Rap Kings GOONBOX Gold Edition 7-inch vinyl art toy designed by Chris B. Murray and produced with care by Clutter Studios.

This is the first vinyl art toy by Philly artist Chris B. Murray who is best known for his illustrations and prints.

Chris grew up studying hip hop culture, which has driven his design sensibility as well as his work as a professional artist. His ongoing Rap Kings illustrated series highlights the groups he grew up listening to as well as current day artists. It started as a poster series, extended into other merch, and then ultimately lead him to create the series first vinyl toy, GOONBOX!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture Set to Be Fully Restored

Star Trek the Motion Picture Director's Edition

Paramount and Paramount+ are excited to announce that a full restoration of the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture has been greenlit. The restoration will be undertaken by producer David C. Fein, restoration supervisor Mike Matessino, and visual effects supervisor Daren R. Dochterman, all of whom worked previously with director Robert Wise.

SDCC 2021: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll today revealed the characters and all-star cast of the much-anticipated animated series BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS from Alcon Entertainment. The new series is inspired by the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise. A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23rd.

SDCC 2021 Exclusives: Cryptozoic Entertainment Creatures & Catwoman

SDCC 2021 Cryptozoic Collectible Exclusives
San Diego Comic-Con can't be stopped!! kinda... Well, we're having Comic-Con at home again this year!! ....sorta. Whatever the situation for every year's biggest geek-fest, one thing is for certain. NOTHING CAN STOP THE EXCLUSIVES!! Cryptozoic steps up to the plate to show off their SDCC 2021 exclusive collectibles lineup...

San Diego Comic-Con may be virtual this year, but we're still ready to celebrate pop culture in a BIG WAY with exclusives starting July 23. 

Addams Family 2 Trailer Creeps In

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A sequel. How original. Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?