Sunday, December 21, 2014

ThinkGeek's Top Holiday Gifts for 2014

It's crunch time. You've walked the isles at Walmart and decided it was best NOT to give that case of chicken ramen noodles to your sister even though she said she reaaaaally loves chicken ramen noodles, so you are at your wits end. Here's where Idle Hands comes to the rescue with last minute gift ideas from the life altering to the anger inducing...because sometimes that is all you want to accomplish with your gift. WE GOT YOU COVERED!! For such a task, we go to our buddies at ThinkGeek who just happen to stock items marked "must have" and "must kick the ass of whom ever gave this to me". Let's check out this year's all stars...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Flashbacks from Artist Pete Caballero

No matter what holiday season is upon us, we all must fight our way through our work day to get to the festive parts...like gifts and eating and family and more eating...and falling into a food coma after eating. Many people have a system for making these days flash by faster, and some just inject that holiday spirit into their work day...one special memory at a time. Artist Pete Caballero is one of those people making it his daily task to spread his own brand of geeky holiday cheer with every flashback-inducing swipe of his pen. Dive in below and check out Pete's 2014 Holiday lineup!

Unedited Footage of a Bear: The Video is Just the Beginning

At this point, I can't even recall if I watched "Too Many Cooks" all the way through. I certainly didn't do it in one sitting. Adult Swim has excelled in the mind-blowingly odd for years now, with most of that absurdity created by our buddies Tim and Eric, no doubt, but lately, they've bumped their insanity up a notch. If "Too Many Cooks" was just the start of an era of short films almost specifically designed to leave you with a nosebleed as the credits roll...we are in for some spectacular cranial hemorrhaging on into 2015. Here's their latest ultra violent, nightmare fueling short "Unedited Footage of a Bear"...which lead to a lot more than we originally suspected...

Cronenberg’s THE FLY Saga Continues at IDW

The Future! Yay!! We rule the world...Bla bla bla. I've said all this 100 times. It's getting to the point where the resurrection of any property I've loved in the past would not surprise me, so IDW announcing they are continuing the film story of The Fly, while completely out of left field and 100% freaking awesome, doesn't shock me so much. I am spoiled.

The story that began in David Cronenberg's film update of The Fly continues here with a five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). Issue one will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jane LA: A Portrait of Modern Madness

I used to spend a lot of time exploring horror films for Dread Central. Among the new and old creators, you would cross your fingers hoping for a genuine moment of creativity that could spark your imagination and not just leave you scratching your head. Within these hundreds of films were a select few scenes that stuck with me, usually involving the monstrous nature of humanity rather than a finely crafted piece of special effects with tooth and claw and a gaping maw. An ordinary human being doing something absolutely terrifying simply because they can will always send a chill down my spine faster than any creature lurking in the shadows. 

Classic, Unhinged Roddy Piper Sings 12 Days of Christmas

There are several things you can count on happening every year around the holidays. There's the constant bombardment from your favorite (and not so favorite) stores having SALESSALESSALES, the Hallmark channel and an endless parade of recognizable folks in Christmas movies you never knew got made, and new Christmas music sung by top pop stars, awesome wizards, and sometimes, the unlikeliest of heroes. Today, we pay tribute to one of my heroes...Rowdy Roddy Piper, who proves he can still channel the bat-shit crazy when ever he feels like it...and there's no better time than the most insane-making time of the year. Presenting...Roddy Piper singing the 12 Days of Christmas....the violent version...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bill and Ted are Back with a BOOM

The teaser went out and..well..it wasn't much of a teaser. We all know we live in a magical time when any of our childhood loves can suddenly resurrect to either usher in a bright new dawn (lasting about 3 weeks to a year) or bring on an apocalypse of dorky whining that will have us plugging our ears and running out of rooms going LALALALALALALALA for the foreseeable future. Boom! Studios is known for ushering in the happy...at all times...so we trust them......no Baysplosions...

Boom writes in:

We are indeed launching a new Bill & Ted comic book series, set to debut in March. The six-issue miniseries is called Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and is set after the events of both films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. In this series, Bill & Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration of galactic harmony, and they start by using their time machine to travel to the 27th century to turn a young Chuck De Nomolos into a fan of Wyld Stallyns. 

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Activity Book Returns

Love Marvel’s influential 1980s classic Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars? Do you enjoy puzzles and games? Do you like FUN?! If you said yes to any of the above, have we got a book for you! Relive the unbridled joy of being a child of the 1980s with the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ACTIVITY BOOK as it makes its triumphant return in 2015!

Time travel back to a simpler time and discover – or rediscover – the magic of the 1980s with this radical replica collection of coloring books, activities, and sticker albums and stamp books! It’s got games, it’s got adventures, it’s got posters – it’s even got stickers! All it needs now is you!

Back in the 1980s, Marvel produced a number of totally tubular activity and coloring books to coincide with the release of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. With a brand-new Secret Wars on the horizon for 2015, there’s never been a better time to bring back these action-packed adventures where YOU CONTROL THE ACTION!

WWE and Warner Bros Team Up for WWE Immortals

WWE and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are creating WWE Immortals, a free-to-play mobile game that will feature epic Superstar battles in a fantastically re-imagined WWE world. WWE Immortals is being developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of the best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise and Injustice: Gods Among Us, in conjunction with Phosphor Game Studios, and will be available worldwide on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices in 2015.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Big Chief Studios: The Latest on Doctor Who & Sherlock 12 inch Action Figures



While Hot Toys continue their domination of Asia and, closer to home, nearly every damn collector's heart here in the states via Sideshow Collectibles, a little company called Big Chief Studios has been making a big noise across the pond with a range of BBC TV based 12 inch action figures with likenesses that take down all comers. Our buddies at Big Chief set up camp at MCM Birmingham Comic Con nearly two weeks back and displayed their latest and greatest from both Doctor Who and Sherlock lines. Prepare to throw your money at the screen...