Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kidrobot Expands Plush Phunny Line with Alien, DC Comics, Terminator, Elf & A Christmas Story

Looks like Funko is about to get some serious competition! Ever look at a POP! vinyl figure and with it had a little more personality, a tiny bit more artistry and 100% more squishability? Kidrobot to the rescue.

Kidrobot proudly introduces additional characters to their Phunny line! Full of creeps, monsters, and classic characters softened to huggable absurdity, Phunny plushes use Kidrobot’s legendary quality and warped worldview to shake-up the plush category!

Sweet Suite 2015: TOMY's Pokemon, Miles from Tomorrowland, Sonic Boom and More

We've still got a few new bits to show you from Sweet Suite 2015, so let's get into it! TOMY is a company we've only been playing closer attentions to...ohh...about the time they picked up the Pokemon license. From there, they grabbed Sonic and the rest is history. This year they've added Inside Out and Miles From Tomorrowland to their toy lineup, so there's lots for parents and fans alike to take notice of. TOMY's quality across the board is generally very high, so no bootleg looking plush being made here! All eyes will be looking in the same direction and limbs, while smaller on the big head plush, will not look like flippers. Standards. Let's check out the few items shown at Sweet Suite, some which were not shown at Toy Fair 2014, and some you'll notice they've moved from concept on into completion!

Disney Animated Shorts Collection on DVD & Blu-ray August 18th

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney's Frozen Fever, starring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo (Best Animated Short, 2004).  The Short Films Collection includes contemporary shorts starring classic characters, such as the groundbreaking 2013 Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse! And the holiday treat Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa, as well as celebrated Oscar winners Paperman (2012) and Feast (2014). Enjoy them together for the first time in this must-own collection with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Catching Up With the Marvel Mashers

At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, we saw more than a couple of new Hasbro Marvel Hero Mashers figures, those mix and build action figures with just enough styling to make them alllmost cartoony but not too ridiculous, and a depth of characters that attracts new die hard Marvel collectors daily. Today we'll take a peek at some official pics of upcoming Marvel Hero Masher figures..and like...drool and stuff...cuz that's what we do here.

Fantasia 2015: The Shamer's Daughter Reviewed

In a film landscape crowded with folks struggling to re-create the magical formula that made The Avengers a success, I can always count on my favorite film festivals (like the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival) to provide me with original stories set in unexpected places. To put it bluntly, if you've found yourself looking at the local cinema's movie lineup and moaned that you'll just wait for the next must-see blockbuster to come out, then start watching film fest lineups, make notes on what critics are saying are the strongest offerings and then watch for releases. With the phenomenal growth VOD and new DVD distribution outlets popping up every day, the chances of catching awesome indies is improving by the second! Foreign films can be counted among these newly accessible titles as well, and The Shamer's Daughter is the perfect example, with lush atmosphere, a not so warn-out landscape for film and an original thought that is well executed, all poised to grab your attention from the first minutes.

The Imaginext DC Super Friends Hall of Justice

I'd heard rumors. While hunting down the Imaginext DC Super Friends Hall of DOOM and coming up short as the mythical creature seemed to only exist online and not on any shelf of any store anywhere, I expressed my frustrations to PR reps for Mattel who agreed I should get one to play with (which we did..and that should always be the answer to my frustrations) and then remarked "And the Hall of Justice is pretty awesome too!!" Wait...Hall of Justice? Upon returning home, I immediately took to the internet and found nothing....until 2 days ago!! Not only did we find awesome new pictures of the Imaginext Hall of Justice, but apparently, THERE ARE CARTOONS TO GO WITH THE WHOLE SERIES!! Prepare to waste your day in the best possible way...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rick and Morty ...100 Times Rick and Morty Season 2

This Sunday, our newest favorite alcoholic returns to TV as SEASON 2 OF RICK AND MORTY BEGINS!!! This show is quickly gaining a legion of fans as the already addicted insist people they meet watch a short clip everywhere I go, leading to further addiction. This is Cartoon Meth, my friends, so be warned. WARNING: I'm about to recap the season 1 finale, so stop reading if you don't want it semi-spoiled.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sweet Suite 2015: What The Hell Is a Shopkin?

You hear whispers in the dark. Hordes of mothers laying in wait for toy stores to open in the early morning hours. As the doors slide open, they rush forward, demanding little figures of inanimate objects and food items all given mock-life with eyes and mouths. Why they lust after these tiny objects, I may never know. I was first introduced to the lifeforms known as Shopkins from a friend who announced she had acquired a tiny plastic roll of toilet paper. She remarked "He seemed content". I had to agree. Now at Sweet Suite 2015, I came face to face with an army of the tiny creatures. Condiments sneered. Snack foods gave me the side-eye. An adorable little onion seemed concerned. I suspected the nearby shoes were bullying her. My Moose Toys reps assured me the Shopkins were all free-range and living happy, full lives. I had to take them at their word. They gave me a pack and sent me on my way with info on their newest products, including more Shopkins to lust after. I have not opened my Shopkins...it seems...too dangerous. Can't risk it. Here's the info though...

Sweet Suite 2015: The Nintendo Stars of Skylanders Superchargers

Amid the brand new toys found at every station at Sweet Suite 2015 was a veritable oasis of large flat screens where Skylanders danced...and blasted each other to kingdom come. Skylanders Superchargers, in the spirit of the future where the world is 100% inclusive and not racist against little italian plumbers, barrel flinging gorillas and Gamora-esque lizards with anger issues, has opened their doors to the wayward orphans of Nintendo, providing a new home for those downtrodden, scruffy underdogs. HOW CHARITABLE OF THEM!! Like any good nation protecting their borders, the Skylanders nation is only letting two Nitendonians into their new game. We'll see how it goes. Maybe some people will like it? We'll take a look at the new Superchargers game figures while we recap the finer points of the game for the n00bs.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sweet Suite 2015: Hasbro's My Little Pony, Transformers & More

Back into Sweet Suite 2015 where we swam through a sea of Fall's greatest toy offerings. Hasbro was on hand, giving us a closer look at those awesome My Little Pony figure and environment sets, a giant Bumblebee Transformer (that actually transforms) from Robots in Disguise and some of the more kid friendly dolls and plastic beasties they don't take to San Diego Comic-Con. Let's take a look at all the new toys...