Thursday, November 19, 2015

Loot Crate Unveils Star Wars, Doctor Who and Call of Duty Crates + 2 New Subs

Get ready to geek out and gear up this season, as Loot Crate™, the company behind the Loot Crate and Level Up monthly subscription services for geeks, gamers and pop culture lovers, today revealed its largest and most diverse holiday lineup to-date. Several new Limited Edition crates celebrate some of the biggest brands in the world, including Star Wars™ ($100.00, on sale on Cyber Monday, November 30), Call of Duty®: Black Ops III Limited Edition Crate ($100.00, on sale November 23), and Doctor Who ($50.00, on sale November 20). All prices include shipping and handling.

Mythic Coloring Book with Charles Vess & Michael Kaluta

Faerie Magazine is thrilled to present MYTHIC COLORING BOOK (November 19, 2015), a lush, 128-page coloring book from these two legendary artists—two books in one, filled with giants, dragons, mermaids, talking crows, faeries, fairy tales, enchanted forests, and midsummer nights’ dreams ...

Charles Vess is an award-winning artist whose work has graced the covers and interior pages of many publications include two New-York-Times-bestselling picture books penned by Neil Gaiman, Blueberry Girl and Instructions. Most recently, he collaborated with Charles de Lint on The Cats of Tanglewood Forest and Seven Wild Sisters. “I’ve always been happiest,” he says, “drawing scenes set deep within that elemental greenwood where fairies, giants, mermaids, and dragons all became my best friends and have remained so to this day.”

Yuna and her Dream BIG Friends; The Alternative to the Pink Isle

The discussions have been raging. While Barbie is a staple of many a childhood across the US, she's been consistently falling short in appealing to modern audiences. As I see it, Barbie has one essential flaw. Barbie tells you what she is, and what her friends are, and then tells children to be like her. This being the case, many parents have been on the lookout for a doll who might encourage their children to be the bright shining pinpoints of light they know well, times 100! Today, that doll just may have appeared on Kickstarter!

Meet Yuna. She's the first doll in a line called Dream BIG Friends, brought to us by toy industry vets David Horvath and Sun Min (Award Winning Designers of Uglydoll) and Klim Kozinevich (Creative Director of Bigshot Toyworks who designs for Hasbro, Kid Robot, Sideshow, Mondo and countless others). You know that Iron Giant we've been drooling over from Mondo? Bigshot made that! You can see...we are in good hands.

Jean St. Jean's Cryptid Invasion Hits Before Christmas

Across the frozen wastes of the northern most reaches of the globe, through the primeval forests and valleys, lurking in the darkest recesses of man’s forgotten histories, the creatures of nightmare and legend are shambling out of the shadows to reclaim a world that has forgotten the true meaning of fear…

Creatureplica, the toy world’s newest purveyor of original monster creations is full bore into their series one pre-order! As production revs into high gear they’ve released packaged pics of the Himalayan Yeti, North American Sasquatch, Louisiana RuGarou, and HorrorHound, and teased a wave of variants to follow series one throughout 2016.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Warpo's Don't Cuddle the Krampus!

Warpo has been making a name for themselves among hardcore and casual toy collectors alike with their Legends of Cthulhu project. From Kickstarter success story to a distribution deal with Diamond, their eye for detail coupled with a heavy, obvious love for all things retro is making them one of my new favorite toy companies. As their mega Cthulhu figure ships out across the planet, they thought it was time to show off the next big thing...DON'T CUDDLE THE KRAMPUS!!

We took some time to talk with Bryan Katzel, President of Warpo, to find out how success is treating them, how many human sacrifices were involved in that success and most important of all, the details on their next killer project.

NECA Announcing a New Product Line at the New Jersey Comic Expo

New Jersey based licensed merchandise giants National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), are set to showcase at the inaugural New Jersey Comic Expo on November 21st and 22nd at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

NECA will be exhibiting at the expo, as well as presenting a panel, and plan on giving attendees a great and exclusive look into what makes them leaders in the marketplace. Fans can get their hands on some rare warehouse finds, as well as out of print/production items and some highly sought after items previously exclusive to SDCC such as figures from their leading lines of Predator, Pacific Rim, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Newer, Creepier Trailer for Marvel's Jessica Jones

The comic was called a time when there was a TV show called Alias...probably not the most inspired choice. This being the case, a lot of people passed over the book without even a backward glance...unless I yelled at them about how amazing it is until they were sick of hearing me gush. When Marvel Studios picked their grittiest band of heroes to bring to Netflix, it was clear, Jessica Jones' time had come. Now..the first trailer was pretty bad ass. It gave you all the beats to pick up the story, but didn't really convey the a new audience or to fans of the comic. Would they make her one of the first Avengers wash outs to bring her closer to her comic book roots? Would they even touch on the horrific ways Jessica was violated, making her the broken woman she is when we meet her? Today, a new trailer has dropped fleshing out exactly why you should be afraid of a comic book character with a ridiculous name like "The Purple Man"!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NECA Launches DC Comics 7 inch Action Figure Bundles

Remember that 7 inch Keaton Batman Action Figure you were agonizing over not so long ago? How they sold out almost instantly online and then the hunt was on from store to store trying to score JUST ONE of these elusive figures? Welp, time to relive that fun! NECA just dropped a small pile of Warner Bros exclusive 7 inch action figure and DVD packs onto Ebay and once word gets out, we expect them to vanish like a ninja throwing down a smoke bomb.

Jakks Pacific Scales Up With Batman V Superman

JAKKS Pacifics line of "Big-Figs" took consumers by surprise some years back. While most companies were shrinking down to 3.75 inch size and cutting back on articulation and paints to drop their price point and maximize their peg space in retail stores, JAKKS went....TOTALLY in the other direction, but with similar thoughts in mind. Their line of large scale figures may be light on paint applications, but you can't deny the level if detail they bring in at that scale..or the fun of a MASSIVE figure of your favorite pop culture icon..or the super low price! Now JAKKS tackles the long awaited Batman V Superman feaure film from Warner Bros and upon first glance, I'd say they are going to be putting out some of the best stuff on the market.

Amadeus Cho is the... Totally.. Awesome.. Hulk?

He's been red, grey, red and green...a gangster, smart, mindless and raging. Now, Amadeus Cho (whose mom was likely just introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron) one of the smartest people on the planet is stepping into the Jade Giant's shoes in a comic with a title torn straight from the 80's and seemingly designed to scream "COME ON, GIVE ME YOUR HATE!!" at fanboys everywhere. It's... Totally Awesome Hulk... and while the powerhouse team of Pak and Cho are enough to make me full lemur, the poster art strewn about New York Comic Con had many a fan saying WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??!! Marvel is never gentle with the band aid. They just rip it right off. Mean bastards.