Thursday, May 26, 2016

SDCC 2016 Exclusives: Mattel's 1st Round with Monster High, Ghostbusters, Wonder Woman & More

Mattel usually rolls out their exclusives in a very methodical way, profiling each piece, first showing tiny pictures that don't give one a real sense of the glory of a Mattel San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, complete with all the bells and whistles. Today...they said screw it...and released half their lot. EYE CANDY!! We are working on more images of each item so check back for updates, but until we've had our fill, here's a good look at some must have items...

SDCC 2016 Exclusives: Diamond Comics with Marvel, Batman, Ghostbusters & More!

INTO THE EXCLUSIVES ANNOUNCEMENTS WE GO! Diamond Comics jumps into the fire with a heap of exclusives you'll most likely find at the Diamond Select booth and various retailers across the San Diego Comic-Con floor. Items include merch from Marvel Comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Batman and Ghostbusters! Dive in and commence to drooling...

Diamond Comic Distributors is offering over 25 extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24). The list includes several variants of Marvel’s current hit, Civil War II, an exclusive Outcast cover from Image just in time for the show’s premiere on Cinemax, a slew of Diamond Select Toys items, and more!! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.

“Diamond will be showcasing the con exclusive items at the PREVIEWS booth, and then we’ll guide fans to retailers who have the exclusives available for purchase on the show floor,” said Diamond’s Director of Marketing, Dan Manser. “These items are extremely limited and a big reason why fans look forward to coming to Comic-Con International: San Diego each year.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

John Carpenter Returns to HALLOWEEN

John Carpenter has been on a music tour setting the ears of long time horror fanatics ablaze across the country while his higher profile fans sing his praises in epic Twitter rants (like the most recent one from Guillermo del Toro!) Last night, no one could prepare their bodies for the news Blumhouse was about to drop.

"We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new home at last — thanks to the efforts of Blumhouse founder/CEO Jason Blum, HALLOWEEN franchise producer Malek Akkad, Miramax and Trancas International Films, who have just announced a team-up of historic proportions to bring a new HALLOWEEN to the big screen."

Monday, May 23, 2016

SDCC2016 Exclusives: NECA: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Game Action Figures Boxed Set

Most avid toy collectors are aware of NECA's astounding work in transforming your favorite pop culture icons into action figures painted up as 8bit masterpieces, mirroring their appearances in mega popular video games from our childhood. Now they return to a license no one ever dreamed they'd be able to revisit; TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!! The NECA TMNT action figure line remains the truest interpretation of the original Mirage comics into toy form and fans have moaned across the internets about how that collection is, sadly, incomplete. Now, a San Diego Comic-Con miracle will add more highly requested characters to that lineup...

Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2 Is ...More ...Star Treky?

It's an interesting thing, and it comes up more often than we realize, especially with "geek" properties. There are translations of our favorite comics/cartoons/what have you that seem faithful...made by people who actually LIKE what they've seen and wish to make a feature film that would make the original creator smile from ear to ear and give fans something to cheer about and beg for more. The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was lacking in..shall we say..Star Trekkiness. It may as well have been a preview for a generic space adventure fueled by rock music and peppered with scantily clad women and men who inexplicably lose their shirts mid-battle. After binge-watching the entire run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I am no closer to pinning down the exact elements you NEED in any property claiming connection to the Star Trek mythos, but I know what it feels like, and like most fans, I can tell when it's missing. The second trailer for "Beyond" takes several steps back in the right direction...

Friday, May 20, 2016

The UK Ghostbusters Trailer #2 May Change Your Mind seems everything done to market the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters has been met with some....anger? Maybe unchecked rage is more appropriate? From my POV, it's been less about a female lead GB movie (all the women in this film are awesome in my book) and more about film makers that stuck with a very specific mold to pour the GB story into...that being Bridesmaids. The first trailer pretty much assured us that if you didn't like the movie Bridemaids, you were probably not going to be into this film, which sucks for Ghostbusters fans who just want the legacy to continue. The second trailer didn't do much to change people's minds on that point as we witnessed further lines delivered via screaming and an ocean of ghosts which all pretty much look the same (and really CGI'd into the ground." NOW comes a third trailer from the UK...and it just might change your mind...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DC TV's Powerless Trailer

In a city packed with super powered beings waging war ....we still have to get to work on time, pay bills, and try and have some semblance of a normal life. This is the story of one woman working in the insurance industry attempting just that. Hilarity ensues. "Ground Floor" stories are always fantastic when done right, so a comedy using the DC Universe as a backdrop was always a no-brainer, especially considering how much people are loving the DC TV Universe...while some relish in making fun of their cinematic universe. WIN WIN! Jump in to catch the first trailer for POWERLESS before someone yanks it offline...

Warner Bros. Interactive Announces Batman: Return to Arkham

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Return to Arkham.  The new title bundles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, two of the most critically acclaimed videogames on the last generation of gaming consoles. Both are being remastered for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One using Unreal Engine 4, a first for the award winning Batman: Arkham series. Remastered by Virtuos, this set offers fans a chance to play the first two Batman: Arkham titles including all Game of the Year edition bonus and downloadable content from both games, now with improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders.  Batman: Return to Arkham will be available beginning July 26 for a suggested retail price of $49.99/€49.99/£39.99.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New York Comic Con Updates Their Ticketing Process

SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE for all those wishing to attend NYCC this year, so read everything very carefully and CHOOSE YOUR FATE!! New guidelines for purchasing tickets are coming your way. Here's the skinny...

Each year when we take over the Javits Center in October, we have one priority in mind: you, the NYCC Fans. We don’t run NYCC year after year because we love hanging out by the Hudson or we need to reach our step goal in October, we do this because we want to provide the experience of a lifetime to everyone who attends NYCC each year...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray & DVD June 7th

This June, the #1 Adult Swim show will teleport into homes when Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 7th.  The release features all 10 of the hilarious inter-dimensional episodes with guest stars Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Keith David (Community), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time) and more! Plus exclusive special features such as deleted animatic sketches, as well as animatics for every episode including an alternative version of this season’s first episode. Other bonus features include commentaries for every episode with guest commentary tracks. Furthermore, each Blu-Ray™ and DVD contains a featurette of the season’s premiere party with live drawing/animation by the series’ creator Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys) and a performance by the band Chaos Chaos. Lastly, and most importantly, the release comes with a manual for the fictional, yet essential, household item - the Plumbus - created by Roiland.