Friday, October 31, 2014

Holy Schmow! Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Available November 18th

Worldwide video game publisher, Little Orbit, together with Cartoon Network Enterprises, announced today that Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom has gone gold and is now in manufacturing.  The game will launch November 18, 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation TV, and Xbox 360, and will be available for download on Steam (PC), Nintendo eShop, The PlayStation Network and Xbox Marketplace Games on Demand. Developed by WayForward Technologies, the title is rated E10+ by the ESRB. 

Designer Con November 8-9th

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 70,000 sq. ft. and features over 300 vendors, art and custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators, Ayleen Gaspar and Ben Goretsky, strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us in November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!

Lionsgate Reminds Us of their Spooky Spirit

Happy Halloween!! Today, as you tromp through the pumpkin fields looking for an old god that seemingly only cartoon characters worship, we must remember those who add so much to our spookiest of genres. Folks like Lionsgate, who brought us a SAW movie every damn October, come hell or high water, for as long as it was possible...and then made two more! (wokka).

This year, Lionsgate is pushing 5 films sure to liven up any gathering of the dead and all are guaranteed to send your children screaming from the room so you can have some "adult time". Double win! LG packed the trailers for all 5 films into a handy little ap...hit the jump to play and find out how you can score a free copy of The Blair Witch Project...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween 2014: Everything We Could Find That Screams, Jumps & Boogies

HALLOWEEN is upon us once more!! For those of you that don't also write for spooky websites, or just live the spooky lifestyle 24-7, this is your one chance a year where you get to drape cobwebs, fire up 100 horror movies and do your best to very passively scare the bejezus out of the neighborhood kids. (Or not so passively. Our readers are awesome.) My favorite thing to do this time of year is tour the Halloween isles of any given store that might have things that jump, wobble, scream...and dance like they always wanted to dance but their 8 legged parents frowned on it. Yes, the costume isles are great, but when you go to conventions year round, you get your fill of awesome, better made creations. An endless row of buttons to push is waaaay more amusing. Today we celebrate the odd creations from those companies whose names we never explore, who put the "Halloween" theme music on little bear dolls wearing Jason masks and decide that "Moves Like Jagger" would be a killer anthem for a creepy season. Hit the jump to take it all in...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marvel Announces Films Schedule into 2019

We can't be every where, so on days like this, we are glad we have folks like Steve "Frosty" Weintraub from Collider sitting front and center when a load of Marvel news is being dropped on press and fans alike at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood. The event kicked off with the chill inducing trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which showed the union between Marvel and Disney could birth the creepiest covers of Disney animated movie songs imaginable as "I Got No Strings" echoed out over scenes of chaos and ...basically people screaming or fighting for their lives. AWESOME!

A Look Inside Disney's INTO THE WOODS

It's getting so any Disney release these days is a major event, and with our readers eating up every bit of info on each film launch, it is well warranted! Recently, the stars of Into The Woods showed off their movie looks across the internet. Now, we get a peek inside the film with plenty of gorgeous visuals and music that will make your heart go all mushy..and Johnny Depp who looks ready to sing "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"...

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

New School Thundercats Coming To Blu-ray

ThunderCats Ho! Warner Archive Collection is proud to offer an all-new Blu-ray edition of “ThunderCats: The Complete Series,” the 2011 reimagining of the classic 1980s animation action series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “ThunderCats: The Complete Series” will street on November 11, 2014 with pre-orders now available via (

Friday, October 24, 2014

Quantum Mechanix Cutifies The Ghostbusters

In a world where ANYTHING can be cutified by the all powerful cutification rays of Funko, turning all manor of our childhood dreams into Pop! Vinyl Figures, one company would dare step forward and shout "WE CAN MAKE THAT EVEN CUTER!!" Funko had tackled the boys in grey a short time back, and now Quantum Mechanix put their stamp on our beloved Ghostbusters in a format that will have you throwing money at the screen...

Peter Venkman, PhD, may be a hedonist and an incessant womanizer. But his extroversion and gift of gab provide the Ghostbusters with leadership and very dry humor.

Friday, October 10, 2014

NYCC 2014: The LEGO Bionicle Mystery

We here at Idle Hands do our very best to shoot a little bit of everything among the thousands of pictures we blast at any given event. Some of the things we shoot, we know will be a big hit, and so we go to great lengths to cover every inch of it. Other things, we are just making sure you see all the awesome, grab one shot of everything as we slide through, and move along as fast as we can. Of course LEGO was on our "To-Do" list for the show, but when we dropped by and only saw a giant LEGO mask, we shot it and moved along. ......20 thousand views later...

We assumed you LEGO freaks already knew everything coming from your favorite company for the next year, and so we certainly didn't think a mask would drive you to new lengths of happy...but it did, and we are proud to have participated in said happy. Yesterday we doubled back and found our mysterious yellow mask had some little friends, so we shot the holy hell out of them. Here are the goods...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NYCC 2014: MEGA Bloks Get Despicable Me 2

This would be one of those times when I'm going...mayyyybe this is news...and mayyyybe this isn't..but it's surely the first time I've heard of it so chances are, a lot of you didn't know either. Alongside Spongebob Squarepants sets that have been out for months and HALO stuffs that COULD be new but hell, it all looks the same to me, were some brilliant Despicable Me 2 construction sets from our buds at MEGA. How cool are they? One of the sets had the whole desk on fire scene. You could practically hear the beedo's coming from the lil guy's mouth. Adorkable. Check it out...