Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bigshot Toyworks Presents Mike Mignola's "Monkey With a Gun"

Some artistic images are instantly iconic, resonating with audiences across the planet as they receive some unspoken message delivered to the viewer directly. They'll say  "It's a message about gun violence in our schools." or "It's a reminder to always question who holds the power and how much power we give them"....or maybe it's just a monkey holding a gun, drawn by the unmistakable hand of Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame!

With a love that knows no bounds for a body of amazing work, Bigshot Toyworks is proud to present "Monkey With A Gun", a limited edition, hand crafted resin figure standing 9.5 inches tall with a faux-bronze paint application. The result is a must have piece that will be the center of any die hard Mignola fan's art collection and a striking point of conversation amid a comic book lover's displays. Of course, you don't need to be either of those things to appreciate this killer translation from page to three dimensions, with all that monkey angst included at no extra cost.

Vampire Tribunals Puts YOU In the Battle With Vampires and Demons

Clazz Games, a mobile video game publisher, and developer Raincrow Studios announced today the launch of Vampire Tribunals. Featuring mobile multi-player combat, Vampire Tribunals is a supernatural experience where vampire fantasies are no longer dreams, they are real.

Like “Google’s” popular “Ingress”, Vampire Tribunals is tailored to take advantage of the geo-location features of smart phones. But instead of monuments and portals, Vampire Tribunals reveals the real world to be filled with vampires and demons living among us. Stay in your neighborhood, zoom out to see the playing field or transport your vampire through the in-game Janus Mirror to attack enemy players all over the world. Players will bite their way through thousands of victims on their iPhone using in-phone navigation as they locate their next prey, with the goal of becoming the world’s most dominant blood-sucking vampire.

Anticipate the Fear in Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, last week confirmed Resident Evil® Revelations 2 is in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available across North America and Europe in Early 2015.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Funko's The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies Pop! Vinyl Figures

Beware the coming of SMAUG...the great and ...adorable...cutimuffins. Yea, Funko can take the most dread foe in all the kingdoms and reduce him to squishable status....except for Sauron. He still looks badass. It's in his contract. Funko increases their mini plastic army with new forces from this December's installment of The Hobbit film series; The Battle of Five Armies. Funko are keeping the full lineup under their hats (if there are to be more released under this film's title), so for now, we bring you Tauriel and a 6 inch super-sized Smaug Pop that can be found with two different eyes; full black or dragon lusting for gold...ish! Also on tap will be Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, most likely due to his fiery appearance in The Desolation of Smaug.

First Gameplay Details For Falling Skies: The Game

Survival of the human race is at stake!  Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, today unveils first gameplay details for the upcoming title, Falling Skies: The Game! Coming to the Xbox 360®,  PlayStation® 3 and digital downloads available on WiiU™, Steam, PSN® and Xbox Live®. Based on the popular TNT sci-fi drama, the turn based tactical strategy game will be set in the tense, gritty world of the critically-acclaimed series from DreamWorks Television.

Engage in covert tactical operations against the Espheni fighting to survive against alien invaders while also rescuing and recruiting survivors to the join the 2nd Mass.  With addictive strategy-based gameplay, players will be immersed into the unique story line with their favorite heroes from the show!  With engaging tactical combat and an immersive story driven experience, Falling Skies: The Game will offer players a never-ending list of missions as they join the 2nd Mass and fight the alien invasion including Mechs, Skitters and Harnessed Humans.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Funko's Legacy Collection: Fantastic Mr. Fox Action Figures

We used to say Funko were the undisputed masters of turning absolutely ANYTHING we love in pop culture into an adorable little plastic POP! vinyl figure...often with a little waggley head that fills an irresistibly cute quota for the rest of our lives. Now, they've been adding a new title to their impressive resume...DREAM MAKERS! While Fantastic Mr.Fox action figures may not have been on the "must have" list of a lot of collectors, this is a surefire way to ensure the world takes notice! ...and it just might be the toy line you never knew you wanted, but now need...very...badly.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Miraculous Wonders of Wicked Cool Toys Cat Paws

Some products take a few moments to figure out. Who is this for? Why did they paint it like this? Why is it in the women's heath isle? Wicked Cool Toys likes to keep things simple. A clean design, simple action and straight forward function. Take for instance...the Cat Paw. Based on the ancient technology that made the little shark head go RAraRAraRA when you squeezed the trigger at the end of the stick, the Cat Paw waves and emits one of two "paw-riffic" noises. The potential for hijinks is nearly endless. You could disrobe and slowly scratch yourself with it at a bus stop. You could pet you best guy friend's head when he cries he is missing human contact. ENDLESS!! We took the Cat Paw to a party hosted by Lily Stitches where she and Luna Chase tested the comedic value of this fantastic new product. Do I need to say "Wacky hijinks ensued"? Naa...you know what comes next.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Creating the World of The Boxtrolls

My favorite thing about Laika is how open they are about their creative process. Before a film is released, we get these fantastic little featurettes which show how they build environments, animate characters and sometimes even showing how every stitch of clothing needs to be just so. Often, i'll be talking to journalists before an interview with these folks and most of the room is insistent that there are many CGI elements in a current releasing film. It's fun to watch their eyes bug out when the Laika crew set them straight and reveal all the tricks behind the magic. Today, Laika reveals some awesome bits about creating the fully realized world of the Boxtrolls, all of which is sure to have some of you taking notes!

Justin Long Doesn't Want to Die In Canada in 1st Clip from Tusk

"It's a little bit Human Centipede, isn't it?" This is the question I hear more often than not when folks discuss Kevin Smith's new movie Tusk. Is it horror or just a good ole' fashioned mind fu@! movie? I believe the first trailer answered that question (decidedly a horror tone) and now a new clip fantastically titled "I Don't Want to Die in Canada" seals the deal with Justin Long acting his ASS OFF! If this clip is any indication of the weight of the rest of the movie, we are on board. Hi5 to Justin for not phoning it in on an indie film!

A chilling horror tale about the perils of storytelling, Tusk follows a brash American podcaster as he braves the Canadian wilds to interview an old man with an incredible past—only to discover the man’s dark secret involves a walrus.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Clip - Agent Venom Arrives

Disney XD has been doing a fantastic job of filtering the entire Marvel Universe into their Marvel Comics animated TV shows, right alongside Marvel Comics proper who always look for cross over potential to build a wider story..and audience! This weekend, Agent Venom arrives to take that cross over potential even further. ....crossing my fingers for a Thunderbolts story of course!!!

When Spider-Man's classmate Flash Thompson is infected with Venom, the world will soon find out whether he will become a hero or Spidey's newest enemy. Can Flash reclaim his body and mind…before it is too late?