Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Season Premiere This Sunday

This Sunday, prepare for the ULTIMATE two-part adventure in the season premiere of Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors beginning at 9am/8c inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Tune in for the two brand new episodes "The Avenging Spider-Man: Part One & Two" airing back-to-back at 9am/8c. Spider-Man has gained the attention of The Avengers and been offered a prestigious spot on their team! When the devious Loki finds out, this becomes a literal out of body experience for everyone’s favorite web-slinger…

Snowpiercer On DVD & Blu-Ray October 21

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the post-apocalyptic thriller, SNOWPIERCER. Chris Evans leads the all-star cast of Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV). RADiUS released the film theatrically on June 27, 2014. A box office success, the film has amassed $4.4 million to date, making it one of the top ten highest grossing independent films of the year. The sci-fi epic will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 21, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Reporting for Duty at the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition in New York City

We don't get paid much, and our accolades are few, but there are PERKS to writing for tiny little geeky websites! One such perk is being invited to fun happenings in the tri state area..and you'd better believe the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition was on our radar from the first second they announced it was in the works, so when they said COME ON DOWN...we practically lined up that night.

The exhibition had a bit of a rocky start, from a number of perspectives. A call for press to come on a preview night got the attention of our excellent photographer Galaxia Siandre, who arrived ready to take a bazillion pictures and play with all the buttons. ALL THE BUTTONS. Sadly, half the displays didn't seem to be active yet and the ones that were were swamped by children in an already over crowded venue, so Galaxia shot what she could, grabbed an official SHIELD cupcake (damn good bakers that save the world I suppose) and headed back home.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Funko's Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Dancing Groot & Howard the Duck

From Marvel's wildly popular Guardians of the Galaxy, we bring you Dancing Groot and Howard the Duck!

We know you've all been waiting to get your hands on a Dancing Groot Pop! We are excited to be the first to present you with the opportunity to have the adorable extraterrestrial tree being! Haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? Don't fret...
You can watch the delightful Dancing Groot scene right here!

Put on some music and get ready to dance with Groot!

Howard the Duck is also available for the first time from Funko! He's free from The Collector's cages and looking to spread his wings!

Monday, August 25, 2014

NYCC 2014: Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con

Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.

Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer -- entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!

Disney's Phineas and Ferb Get "Lost" This September

Disney Television Animation's Emmy Award-winning animated series "Phineas and Ferb" pays homage to ABC's hit series "Lost" with a special episode featuring story by "Lost" co-creator and writer Damon Lindelof and guest starring "Lost" fan-favorite Terry O'Quinn (John Locke), premiering MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Rob Morrow ("Numb3rs").

NYCC 2014: John Carpenter's Asylum Releasing Limited Edition Graphic Novel

Storm King Productions announced today the graphic novel release of their six issue horror comic series John Carpenter's Asylum. There will be three versions of the book, including a limited run collectors' edition, only available through the publisher, a hardcover edition (ISBN 978-0-9853258-8-6/SEP141622) in time for the holidays, and a softcover version (ISBN 978-0-9853258-7-9/AUG141656) that will hit stores in October. Writer, publisher movie producer Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, Vampires) and renown artist Leo Manco (Hellblazer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Driver for the Dead) will be on hand at New York Comic Con for signings and autographs at booth #2029. The soft cover at the show will be $19.99. The November hardcover release will be $35.00. he limited edition version will be $100.00 and available for purchase on-line and advance order at the show.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Smaug Action Figure Finally Joining The Hobbit Toy Line

HE IS COMING!!! His wingspan is 22 inches of (scale!) hurricane fury. His 21 inch height allows him to cast a shadow on an entire Schleich Smurf village. 140 painting procedures will ensure his might is recreated in painstaking detail. HE IS SMAUG!! ...and he's finally going to be joining your Hobbit action figure collection!!

From the depths of Erebor and the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes this detailed, limited edition Smaug the dragon large scale action figure, complete with a surprise 1.5" figure and accessory.  Featuring an impressive 22 inch wingspan, Smaug stands tall, measuring 21 inches.  No details were overlooked as this center piece of any action figure collection was in development.  Smaug boasts ten points of articulation and underwent over 140 painting procedures.  The figure is plastic, but Smaug's tail and wingtips have a wire core, allowing for additional poses.  This item has a limited edition production run of 3000 units and each box will be labeled with a gold sticker indicating the number.  Please note:  no special requests can be made for specific numbers.  Measurements are approximate and some assembly is required.  Note:  the surprise figure and accessory will be revealed at a later date.  Age 8+.

The Care Bears Are Back!

A new partnership between AG Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, and Just Play, a leading children’s toy goods manufacturer, will bring an all-new Care Bears toy line to major retail outlets in fall 2014. The Just Play capture the heart and personality of this endearing evergreen brand that has charmed children for more than 30 years.

The Just Play toyline will feature ultra-soft snuggly plush and an assortment of Care Bears figures and play sets that will give children the chance to create special connections and enjoy make-believe adventures with their favorite Care Bears characters. Ranging from $2.99 to $24.99 and arriving at US retailers nationwide in September, the line which features everyone's favorite Care Bears -- Cheer Bear, Funshine Bear, Share Bear, Harmony Bear, Tenderheart Bear, and even Grumpy Bear -- offers kids lovable friends to help teach them about emotions, empathy and caring.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Condensed Run Through of the Fantasia Film Festival

These days, there is no shortage of news to run for those who look. There are conventions every weekend, and even if you aren't near enough to attend, SOMEONE with a camera is and they'd love to share. What I'm saying geek world is exploding with awesome and between work (the work I hope to be doing for the rest of my life), "real work" (the work I do to feed myself and keep my bills paid) and the little experiment called Idle Hands, there is seldom a second to spare. It's when time is not abundant that we utilize a tool every news writer embraces to give thanks and praise to films that deserve it, a scratch of the head at those that don't and wrap it all up in a neat, QUICK little package. IT'S MINI REVIEW TIME!!

We love indie movies here at Idle Hands, so we cover film fest whenever able, and so we present this nice stack of mini reviews in with hopes you'll discover some titles you'll want to track down when available. Let's get to it...