Saturday, February 18, 2023

Indie Scifi Spotlight: The Paradise Planets: The Fallen from Paradise

The Paradise Planets Scifi Book

In 2132 AD, fifteen-year-old Kassiana’s life was royalty. Born on Nemal, the richest of the Paradise Planets, she had no idea how the people of Earth–the Gaians–suffered. But her idyllic and harmonious life was shattered when she was forcefully kidnapped and taken to live among them on a flooded Earth. There, the Gaians were divided by their assigned star scores, surviving on meager food rations, and under the constant threat of sonic beatings from the U.N.O.E. mediation officers. Singing in nearly-fluent Evéik to power up their wetsuits, Gaians contended against each other in the Siren Games–the foremost sporting competition in all the worlds–just to win a passport and be allowed entry to a Paradise planet.

Now fallen from Paradise, worlds away from home, and with an increasing realization that no rescue is coming, Kassi must learn to survive as the lowliest of the Gaians and find some way to win the Siren Games–her only hope of ever seeing home again.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Jurassic World Unleashes Terror You Can't Pronounce: The Bistahieversor!

Mattel Jurassic World Bistahieversor Gigantic Trackers Dinosaur Action Figure

This Jurassic World Gigantic Trackers Bistahieversor dinosaur figure features sideways crawling motion and is impressively sized at approximately 14" long and 6" tall. In addition, it includes an exciting attack move unique to its species. She comes with a removable crawling helmet and features an authentic look with realistic colors, including the impressive spiked tail, perfect for figure play or display. Make the dinosaur COME ALIVE with augmented reality! Scan the hidden tracking code in the free Jurassic World Facts app with a compatible smart device (Android or iOS, not included) to unlock augmented reality games and experiences. Colors and decoration may vary.



This spring Dark Horse Comics will publish MISS TRUESDALE AND THE FALL OF HYPERBOREA, a time-traveling supernatural horror series from award-winning writer Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D), artist Jesse Lonergan (Hedra, Planet Paradise), and letterer Clem Robins. Mignola, the creator of the Hellboy Universe, and artist Jesse Lonergan are collaborating for the first time to create a supernatural time-traveling odyssey that expands the Hellboy Universe in strange and startling ways and showcases Lonergan’s artwork.

Diamond Select Building Their Fantastic Four

Diamond Select Marvel Comics Fantastic Four Invisible Woman Action Figure
With his introduction as one of the Illuminati and an admittedly lackluster power display in a fight against The Scarlet Witch, Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and so comic fans patiently await the introduction of the Fantastic Four in the proper Marvel Movie Universe. Never one to miss out on breaking geek trends, Diamond Select has been building their own Marvel Select Fantastic Four action figure team. Many moons ago, The Thing had his day among their release lineup. Most recently, The Human Torch premiered in blazing translucent plastic and parts that allowed you to make him either The Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm or Jim Hammond, the original Torch. It's a must-have figure! Now, it's time for the rest of the team to take the spotlight...

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Found Footage Horror film THE OUTWATERS Hits Theaters

The Outwaters Movie
A throwback to the early days of the found-footage genre, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting are releasing The Outwaters in theaters beginning February 9. The buzz around the film has been growing steadily since its successful festival run and culminated when its teaser trailer was shown ahead of Terrifier 2, which was also distributed by Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting, this past October. Following its theatrical run, the Company plans to release The Outwaters exclusively on its horror streaming service as a SCREAMBOX Original.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

The Skull-Crushing Adventures of The Mighty Barbarians

Ablaze Comics The Mighty Barbarians

From the writer of Barbaric comes the world-hopping, skull-crushing adventures of The Mighty Barbarians! They’re barbarians. They loot, they plunder, they conquer. That’s what they do, and they do it alone…until NOW!

When an unstoppable force starts consuming one world after another, sorceress Morgan Le Fey uses her magic to assemble a team of skull-cracking warriors who must somehow work together to save all of existence. There’s the young trickster Anansi, Viking shield maiden Birka, the shape-shifting Nanook, and their leader, heir to a fallen kingdom and mightiest of warriors, KULL!

Batman Utility Set Includes All Those Wonderful Toys

Paragon FX Group Batman Utility Set 1
In December NPD Groups released a report showing that “kidults” are responsible for one-fourth of all toy sales annually, around $9 billion worth, and are the biggest driver of growth throughout the industry. While this may be shocking news to some, it's common knowledge in the halls of Paragon FX Group, as is evidenced by their latest offering, the 89 Batman: Modular Utility Grapnel Set .

Arguably one of Batman's greatest gadgets, the modular utility grapnel. The multi-purpose, hand-held unit allowed for Batman to store numerous items on his utility belt yet deploy them all from a single device. The Paragon FX Group team spent a full twelve months recreating the device out of cnc machined aluminum. 

Cryptozoic Announces “The Batman” Designer Series Batmobile Statue

Cryptozoic The Batman Designer Series Batmobile Statue 1

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products and DC, today announced the release of the “The Batman” Designer Series Batmobile Statue on the Cryptozoic Shop and retailers everywhere.


Resident seems like a no-brainer. The stalwart surviving members of Racoon City PD, lead by their most elite in the S.T.A.R.S. Unit, battle their way through a ravaged cityscape and quickly find that the undead hordes are not their biggest problem. An army of monstrous creations including lickers, brain suckers, chimera, hunters, the hulking Nemesis and an unholy terror simply called "William" awaited players around every narrow corner while very human adversaries schemed to flee the scene with any ill-gotten gains to continue their nightmarish work in another random city. You'd think there's enough here to cobble together 3 to 5 excellent horror/scifi films. YOU'D THINK!! Despite the depressing nature of the live-action Resident Evil movie series and a lackluster, half-hearted TV show, we can still hold out hope that some renegade team can pull out a win with blood-soaked animation. ...Cross your fingers, folks.

Friday, February 10, 2023

MEGO Reveals Rick and Morty Action Figures

MEGO Rick and Morty Action Figures mini

Die-hard collectors of specific lines tend to watch retailer listings at all times. When listings pop up for pre-orders but have yet to add images, this is where we sit...and wait...forever. Or until the pics pop up! Such is the case with MEGO's new Rick and Morty action figures listings, alongside a second wave of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. So we sat. And we waited. And today, MEGO dropped the reveal...

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining by Taschen

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining by Taschen 1
In 1966 Stanley Kubrick told a friend that he wanted to make “the world’s scariest movie.” A decade later Stephen King’s The Shining landed on the director’s desk, and a visual masterpiece was born. This definitive compendium of the film that transformed the horror genre features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, rare production ephemera from the Kubrick Archive, and extensive new interviews with the cast and crew.

“The Shining may be the first movie that ever made its audience jump with a title that simply says, ‘Tuesday,’” proclaimed The New York Times. Never has a film evoked so much dread in its audience with so little gore than Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the 1977 novel by the master of terror himself, Stephen King, where true horror lies in the darkest corners of domesticity and isolation.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection Arrives on 4K Ultra HD February 28

ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection

Get knocked out by the new 4K contender – the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection newly remastered in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky punches his way to the top against impossible odds when the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection is released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 28.

The ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection includes the MGM feature films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III and ROCKY IV, along with the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO.  This collection contains a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind the scenes documentary on the making of this extended director’s cut of ROCKY IV, ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO as well as a selection of previously existing EC.  


Manglors Poster
For decades, the legends of their horrors have persisted.
The eggs, hidden in the depths of FOSSIL POINT, have existed in a state of hibernation.
Now, after forty years of silence, the volcano of MANGLOR MOUNTAIN has erupted again - and the MANGLORS - are back!

In 1983, the Ideal Toy Company introduced the "sticky-icky creatures from another dimension", the Action Aliens known as the Manglors. Comprised of both ferocious warriors and incredible creatures, these beings "made of the strangest stuff on earth" - sorbothane - were stretchy, sticky, clay-like monstrosities. The incredible box art by the late, great Ken Kelly promised the ultimate warriors of terror, but a perplexing marketing decision prompting kids to tear them apart doomed the line. Not even the addition of the amazing Prehi-Storage Eggs in 1984 could save the Manglors from tumbling into the toyboxes of obscurity.

Monday, February 6, 2023


Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed Muncher Ghost

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, a 4v1 hunt or haunt action-packed video game from the asymmetrical multiplayer experts at IllFonic, is releasing the first DLC on January 31, 2023. This packed DLC is FREE with the purchase of the original game available on PC/Epic Games Store, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One for $39.99.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

MONDO Adds Magneto and Jubilee to their X-Men Ranks

Mondo enters the world of MARVEL’S X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES with JUBILEE, hand in explosive hand. Now, the newest member of the X-Men is also the third in the line of X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES 1/6 scale figures. With her signature yellow trench and pink armor, Wolverine’s mall sidekick is ready to unlock her plasma powers. (Just don’t put her too close to your computer.) Alongside the Regular Edition, Mondo is releasing a Limited Edition JUBILEE who’s prepared for boarding with extra gear and portraits ... including her look from “Jubilee's Fairytale Theater.” 

Friday, February 3, 2023

I HATE THIS PLACE Returns with New Story Arc

Skybound Comics I Hate This Place Issue 6
Today Skybound unveiled a first look at I Hate This Place #6, which kicks off the second story arc of last year’s hit supernatural horror series from writer Kyle Starks (Assassin Nation, The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), artist Artyom Topilin (Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix Special), colorist Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class, The Good Asian), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Birthright, Manifest Destiny). 

Trudy’s past comes back to haunt her, which wouldn’t be so bad if she and Gabby weren’t already literally haunted by unimaginable forces of evil on a daily basis. Can’t a gal catch a break? 

“I Hate This Place was the sleeper hit of 2022 and we’re thrilled to be back for more,” said Alex Antone, Editorial Director at Skybound. “This next arc is about to get even more personal for our heroines, and we can’t wait to keep scaring the hell out of you!” 

Animated Sci-Fi THE SON OF THE STARS Coming to Blu-Ray

Deaf Crocodile Films announces its release of the rarely-seen 1987 Romanian animated sci-fi film THE SON OF THE STARS (FIUL STELELOR / ULTIMA MISIUNE) for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Described as a wild mid-eighties mash-up of The Empire Strikes Back, Alien, and Tarzan, was directed by the same creative team behind DELTA SPACE MISSION (previously released by Deaf Crocodile), Romanian animators Călin Cazan and Mircea Toia. Working with the Romanian National Film Archive and Cinematheque and the Romanian Film Centre, Deaf Crocodile has created a new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements, overseen by Co-Founder and in-house restoration expert Craig Rogers. 

JEREMY SAFFER'S Daughters of Darkness Art Exhibit and Book Signing at LA Exhibit A Gallery

Jeremy Saffer Daughters of Darkness Art Exhibit
Exhibit A Gallery Los Angeles Presents: Jeremy Saffer's "Daughters of Darkness Photography Art Show opening reception tomorrow, February 4th from 6pm to 12am.
This is a FREE event!
FREE print for the first 100 people in the door!
Iconic rock photographer Jeremy Saffer, along with Daughters of Darkness models, will be on hand greeting art lovers and signing books. The event will feature never before seen photographs from the project and the availability of a signed, limited-edition art poster collaboration between Saffer and Richard Villa III. It's a night of art, music, food, drinks, and corpse paint! R.S.V.P's are welcome at 2 tickets per email. Wearing corpse paint and black attire is encouraged but not required.

The Daughters Of Darkness art show will be available to view and purchase until February 11th 2023 at the gallery. Any remaining unsold pieces will be available on

Thursday, February 2, 2023

MEGO Gets Spooky with Alice Cooper & Creepshow

MEGO Creepshow Action Figure

MEGO action figure releases show no signs of slowing down, and lucky for us, that includes a whole lot of horror deep cuts! In a collectibles world that regularly celebrates the life work of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers, it's damn refreshing to see Hammer Horror fiends and classic movie monster weirdoes hanging on the pegs in Walmart...and we have MEGO to thank for that. Now our friends welcome you to a new nightmare with Alice Cooper and demand a father's day cake for a crusty gentleman from Creepshow!