Toy Spotting will updated on the fly whenever I come across something awesome, so check back often!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

UPDATED! : More Hobbit Toys On The Way

Word of The Hobbit toys from Bridge Direct already hitting Toys R Us shelves has been winding its way through many a blog..and wallet..so we thought it time to show you what comes next! We've got some new visuals for you, so if you are the non-spoilery type, we suggest you avert your eyes immediately and hope our lead in pic has not ruined your day.

SO! What we are looking at today is a brand new 3 and 3 quarter inch action figure packs with Legolas and Tauriel, a Warg and Fimbul the Hunter, Bolg and Gandalf, and Grinah the Goblin who is missing a partner for the moment. We've also got a look at the Goblin King and Torin Oakenshield pack (Courtesy of TheOneRing.net), showing the massive size The Bridge is willing to put into their monsters...and why we didn't sob like big babies when we heard the nasty words "3 and 3 quarter inch" when we all wanted nothing but 6 inch figures to stand alongside out Toy Biz figure collections.We'll also take a peek at Legolas and Tauriel in the 6 inch format!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Valiant at New York Comic Con

Get ready because the entire Valiant Universe is heading to New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast's biggest and most exciting pop culture event! Join Valiant's creators and staff from Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th for a weekend packed with exclusive merch, signings, and news direct from the heart of the Big Apple.

Kick off the show with a bang and join Valiant on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm at "The Future of Valiant" panel to hear all of the exclusive news and announcements behind the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe! Featuring Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the one-and-only place to discover what 2013 holds for Valiant's greatest heroes.

President America Takes Office


Oh, you wacky comics. DC shakes up their entire universe and pseudo-reboots with more rooftop bump-n-grind, side boob, re-written histories and altered sexual preferences. Since that day, folks have been trying to calculate if these drastic changes have actually given a boost to a slowly sinking comic industry...and were waiting to see what Marvel would do as counterpoint. So far we've gotten a gay marriage, the infinite battle of your two favorite teams (Avengers vs X-Men), a significant death, and now...Captain America takes on his most fearsome foe to date....The American Public. ~shudder~

The story that rocked the Ultimate Comics Universe begins a new chapter right here! After rallying Earth's Mightiest Heroes to victory, Captain America is sworn in as the new President of the United States...just in time to face a deadly villain with a personal tie to the Ultimates! Now Captain America must find a way to safeguard this country both as a President and as a super hero- but can he do both?

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16 is available at your local comic shop and in digital format today.

Goyer's 'Da Vinci's Demons" at New York Comic Con

STARZ will present a first look at David S. Goyer’s highly anticipated adventure drama, “Da Vinci’s Demons,” at a panel on Saturday, October 13th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm in RM 1A21 as part of New York Comic-Con. Goyer will be joined by series star Tom Riley (“Monroe,” I Want Candy), who plays Leonardo Da Vinci, and costars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, “Honest,” Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (“True Blood,” “Sherlock,” “Robin Hood”). Following the panel Goyer and cast will sign autographs.

“Da Vinci's Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it. 

Undead Carnage + METAL = New Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies Trailer



So I have to ask the hardcore gamers out there... Is it now standard for most military action shoot-em-up games to add a zombie DLC component? It's obvious Zombies are bigger than ever, with the popularity of the Walking Dead fueling a mainstream audience's hunger for more shambling undead content, but who decided zombies and military video games were a perfect fit? Just something rumbling around my brain. It's baffling enough my mostly normal sister asked to borrow all my Walking Dead hardcovers so she can read the original story. How long to you suppose this zombie love will hold out?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Make The Adventure Time Everything Burrito


Carrie and Evil Dead at New York Comic Con 2012

Tis the season for spooky!! New York Comic Con 2012 is starting to sell out of all its available tickets, and with good reason. The show has pumped itself up to a respectable 4 days of geek madness and Hollywood has taken notice. Sony will be hitting the con in force and they are bringing the goods...

Sony Pictures will debut exclusive first looks at the highly anticipated upcoming films Carrie and Evil Dead at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 13th from the Javits Center.

The panel presentations for Carrie and Evil Dead will take place between 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM on October 13th.  The Carrie panel will include the film’s stars, Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, along with producer Kevin Misher and director Kimberly Peirce. Evil Dead’s panel will include the film’s star, Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”), producer (and star of original) Bruce Campbell and director, Fede Alvarez.

Iron Sky Drops Moon Nazis October 2nd

The only thing worse than Illinois Nazis? Moon Nazis. They sit up there..waiting to find the weaknesses in your defenses...undermining your economy..always talking about how much better their hockey is than your American hockey. Woops..sorry...that's my Canada rant. Reset...

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon.  In the intervening 70 years, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.  Their plan: travel back to Earth and re-colonize the planet.  Now, mankind's greatest enemy is no longer history as the Reich strikes back in this eagerly-anticipated worldwide box office phenomenon which has enjoyed a U.S. theatrical release - demanded in over 70 markets. When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the Fourth Reich must act, so two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion.  In the end, when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must unite to save humanity!

Jamie Lee Coming to HorrorHound this November



Hit up http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com/ for more info, tickets and how to get your Jamie Lee lovin on!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Wolverine...or The Jackman?

We've got the first image from "The Wolverine" which is filming as we speak, but at this point, you may as well call the damn thing "The Jackman", as the ladies viewing this image (and more than a few men) could care less if there were pokey things coming out of his hands. I suspect you could swap them out for ornate fire pokers and no one would notice. HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU WATCH THE "HUGH RUNS ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE NEKKID" SCENE IN THE LAST FILM??!!  HMM??!! Dirty slags.

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

James Gunn Officially Directing Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn. He most recently brought you the psychotic Lollipop Chainsaw video game in which a cheerleader uniform clad vixen takes on a horde of the undead with a chainsaw. The same man brought you "Super", in which Rainn Wilson (from The Office) suits up as The Crimson Bolt and dispenses justice with an extra large, extra heavy wrench. The very same James Gunn  brought you the horror film "Slither" in which a redneck-ish business man is infected with an alien entity, causing him to grow tentacles, assimilate the town's populace and impregnate man and woman alike with his mind controlling, slug-like worm-babies. Amazing.

Asbury Park Comic Con 2 This Weekend

These days, it seems like the Comic Con craze is at an all time high with no signs of slowing down in the near future. As counterpoint to the giant halls of Hollywood film representation, rows of video game try-out stations and endless miles of other promotions that are fun enough, but have little to do with actual comic books, a group of people have decided to get back to basics and are hosting their movement in a sleepy little state called New Jersey. Welcome to Asbury Park Comic Con!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

He-Man Gets a Castle in 2013...Maybe...

ActionFigureInsider is soaking up the Masters of the Universe fandom at PowerCon this weekend and have just unleashed all the info from the Mattel panel. No doubt, the most exciting tidbit for casual and die hard fans alike is the possibility of a Castle Grayskull specifically for the Masters of the Universe Classics Action Figure line in 2013! AFInsider says the project will be a metered pre-sale, which means that after a picture is shown at New York Comic Con this October, you'll be able to earmark the ultimate in Eternian real estate for a mere $200...IF the meter on the pre-order hits the number needed for production. Only then will the piece be sculpted (from the original Mark Taylor design...though we doubt it will look exactly like his concept sketch to the left, as it would alienate fans of the cartoon and more modern designs) and on the fast track for a Fall 2013 release. It is obvious Mattel is taking no chances.

Celebrate Hobbit Day with a New Hobbit Poster

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

December 14th can't get here fast enough!!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two New Clips from Frankenweenie



Does the awesome of this year's geekiness ever cease? I say thee NAY!! ..and I said it like Thor..making it extra geeky. Top that. Just when we thought the year's dorkiness was wrapping up we are reminded of everything hitting Blu-ray and DVD (like They Live & The Avengers), the killer TV dropping soon (like Arrow and Walking Dead) and do I even have to mention the never ending parade of movies? Tim Burton wont let the year end without a little extra stop motion magic as his latest spooky tale "Frankenweenie" swoops in for an October 5th release. Here are two new clips to get your undead green goo flowing...

A New The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer



NOTE: The official site, www.thehobbit.com, offers four additional endings to the new trailer. Fans can choose thier favorite to create thier own version of the trailer which is easily shared with friends.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies



Are you ready to take a ride? Black Ops 2 Zombies makes its World Premiere on 9.26.12.

Dredd Gears Up for Friday's Release




This Friday, a gentleman named Karl Urban will put on a helmet and vows he will NEVER TAKE IT OFF. Whilst in this helmet, he will only answer to the name Judge Dredd, will only appear in 3D and will not be doing any lines from Star Trek...so don't ask. To build your excitement for this latest comic book to film release, the powers that be have sent over a little featurette...

Gear up with this NEW featurette from DREDD 3D as stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, writer Alex Garland and series creator John Wagner give a behind-the-scenes look at the tools and arsenal outfitting the infamous Mega City One lawman -- just in time for its release this FRIDAY!

He-Man Wobbles & Power Rangers Go POP!

Funko are at it again. We're just going to start calling them the Vinyl Borg, because they assimilate all your pop culture loves. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!! Alf..we are looking at you. Today, Funko drops us a line that they are ready to reveal the first of their long awaited Masters of the Universe pieces and surprised us with some killer Power Rangers POP! Vinyl to boot!

First up, we have the Masters of the Universe. He-man and his medieval and yet often high tech defenders of Eternia square off against the forces of Skeletor and his monstrous army of thugs. For years we've gotten a giant helping of action figures, vehicles and cartoons to further the mythos, so it seemed a no-brainer to immortalize the characters further in little plastic statues with bobbley heads. In past months, we were given teases that the Masters would join the ranks of the POP! Vinyl universe as well, and this still seems like a sure thing. There are a lot of licenses that get treatment in both lines, so hang tight for that announcement! For now, take a look at the Wacky Wobblers with He-Man, Orko, Skeletor and Beast Man, all available December 20th.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A New Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

8 bit retro madness comes to the big screen as we celebrate the coming of Wreck-It Ralph!

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing andseeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

New York Comic Con Prepares for the Walking Dead

New York Comic Con (NYCC) officials have confirmed that a high profile panel focusing on season three of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead will take place at this year’s pop culture extravaganza. Cast members including Andrew Lincoln will be joined by showrunner and executive producer Glenn Mazzara as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd. Moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, The Walking Dead panel, which will take place in the IGN Theater on Saturday, October 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, will include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of season three.

New York's Village 2012 Halloween Parade Theme

This year, as 2012 ticks away the final year of the Mayan Calendar, and visions apocalyptic or Linkeuphoric fill our imaginations; we will explore the many embodiments of Time.

The sound of ticking seconds reassures us of the continuity of our universe, a mechanical heartbeat, definite yet infinite.

But how well do we know Time?

We think of time as immutable, yet we know it to be elastic. Some moments pass with glacial slowness, as others speed past us. It bends and stretches, like Dali's drooping watches and Einstein's speeding trains.

Celebrate 20 Years of Cartoon Network

This October, the world’s first 24-hour, all-animation cable network will celebrate its first 20 years by hosting CARTOON NETWORK’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, an on-air and online birthday tribute created especially for kids and kids-at-heart who’ve grown up with the wildly fun and outrageous network since its launch in 1992. Launching on Oct. 1, 1992 within just two million U.S. homes, Cartoon Network has since grown to become the #1 television network among boys 6-11, and is currently seen in over 175 countries and in more than 360 million households worldwide.

Saluting both its vast library of classic animation as well as its current crop of top-rated hits, on October 1, Cartoon Network will launch its milestone birthday celebration by replacing its regular programming line-up with a full day of birthday-themed episodes from such beloved classics as The Looney Tunes, The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory alongside more contemporary hit series including Adventure Time, Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball. The day-long event will also include a world television premiere of an original music video presented at 6:58 p.m. (ET/PT) as a tribute to Cartoon Network’s creative achievement over its first 20 years; and then viewers will be treated in prime time to the milestone 100th episode of Adventure Time (7:30 p.m.) and the much-anticipated Season 4 premiere of Regular Show (8 p.m.).

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

Experience all the thrills, gut shots, samurai sword fights and close ups of bare feet! IT'S ALL HERE!! Celebrating Quentin Tarantino’s legendary filmmaking, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc November 20th.

Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. To complete the stunning high definition 10-disc set, the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics’ retrospective on Tarantino’s groundbreaking catalog of films and “20 Years of Filmmaking” that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 Preview

September 25th is just a week away and, like a proper manic depressive, you'll be crazy excited right up til the drop date, then giddy beyond imagining as you hear the bellowing tones of Peter Weller's voice speaking Batman's words...and then wondering what you'll be doing until the Avengers Blu-ray drops ...which is the same day..so your highs and lows will never be higher or lower. Our love is all encompassing...but fleeting.

To add to your pre-game excitement, we thought we'd pull some eye candy from the preview of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2! There wasn't a whole lot to chew on in this installment as it almost seems like Warner Bros want to keep the juicy screen grabs for themselves, so we'll just have to make due with some test animation captures to give you a sense of the incredible movement and forced perspectives within this film. Hell..it's The Dark Knight Returns!! If the animation crew didn't go all out on this one, they'd be run out of town. Here's the pretty...

New DC Nation Green Lantern Episodes & Extras!

Nice! Yet another company getting behind the celebration of my birthday! It's good to be appreciated.

DC Nation, a collaboration between Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, will continue the adventures of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion with new episodes throughout the fall. Also returning are the comedic animated shorts and exclusive behind-the-scenes views of the DC Universe. The full hour of new content begins Saturday, September 29, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Skylanders Giants Features Trailer

Skylanders Giants builds upon the breakthrough fundamentals of the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure-- merging the physical and virtual realms with an innovative line of cross-platform toys with "brains," which players everywhere can magically bring to life in the world of Skylands. Using the mystical Portal of Power, players once again lead a team of heroic Skylanders in a new adventure to save their world. Portal Masters will journey through new areas of Skylands, encountering new enemies, solving fun puzzles, overcoming different hazards and obstacles, and finding a variety of collectable rewards and treasure.

The Collection Intervention Intervention

Let's start this off on a very definitive tone. You know 98% of reality shows are staged...right? When the crew that would become Dread Central first left The Horror Channel, there was some talk about a reality show covering the vast horror genre, hitting conventions and such. I'd asked how the logistics of that would work out with all of us all around the country. There was laughter. It would all be thought out before hand and very little of it would actually be off the cuff. It's "reality TV, baby!!" No one actually said that, as no one at Dread Central is a flaming douche, but that's how I'd imagine reality TV producers talk.

Now we have the hotly debated Collection Intervention on the Syfy channel. Try as I might to not live twitter anything I'm watching, there is always some moment in the show where I'm ready to make an intervention of my own, were my TV a portal and not just a lookie-lookie box.

Episode 1: Host establishes that a woman's Star Wars collection is very dear to her. Host discovers the woman's stash of vintage Star Wars action figures. What could be MORE personal to her than this stash? Naturally, the host suggests these valuable artifacts be sold straight away. The expected near nervous breakdown ensues.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blu-ray Features & Second Clip for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel about fear, hope and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™.

NEW Frankenweenie Eye Candy

Holy DAMN it was a great year for movies and there is still more to come. We've already seen stop motion mastery from the fine folks at Laika with Paranorman..and now Tim Burton steps back up to the plate to show those lame computer generated shows how it's done.

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. Have a look...

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. Bonus features include a sing-along and coloring sheet.

In Adventures in the Crystal Empire, a magical empire has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria, and Princess Celestia needs Twilight Sparkle and her friends to find a way to protect it. While her friends try to keep the Crystal Ponies occupied at the Crystal Faire, Twilight Sparkle searches for the hidden Crystal Heart that is the key to keeping their empire safe from harm!

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is priced at $14.97 SRP and is now available for pre-order for $5 off RIGHT HERE!

New Animation for Cartoon Network

Please be better than The Problem Solverz...Please be better than The Problem Solverz...

Note: The lead in pic has noooothing to do with the story, but no art was provided, so I went with something that turns on my happy. And now, back to the press release...

Having scored its most-watched summer in its 20-year history across early primetime, Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series conceived as part of the shorts development initiative underway at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, CA. Steven Universe, from Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar, and Uncle Grandpa, from Emmy® Award-nominee Pete Browngardt, have started pre-production and are currently slated for a 2013 debut. Building upon the global success of recent artist-driven series like Adventure Time and Regular Show, both new series will further define the genre of homegrown animated comedies coming from Cartoon Network Studios.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures


The ultimate adventure collection debuts on Blu-Ray™ with seven hours of bonus features including nearly an hour of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage!

Every unforgettable exploit of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones finally comes home with pristine picture and sound when INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-Ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The cinematic classic that started it all—Raiders of the Lost Ark—has been meticulously restored under the supervision of director Steven Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt. Additionally, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade have both been remastered alongside 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull making this landmark release the first time all four films in the epic and award-winning franchise have been available together in sparkling high definition.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fatal Fairy Tale Mistakes

DWARF SEGWAY!! As you know...the forest is dark and deep, full up pitfalls and beasties around every corner. Just one misstep and your cute little red hood wearing butt is toast. Since we are one day away from the release of Snow White and The Huntsman on DVD & Blu-ray, we thought we'd explore how easy it would be for Snow to fall into the gaping maw of doooom. Take a peek at the graphic to your left!

Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on September 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with pulse-pounding battles, unmatched visual imagination and compelling characters, Snow White and the Huntsman is a wholly original adventure story told on an epic scale. From the splendor of the wicked Queen’s enchanted palace to the menace of the Dark Forest, a breathtaking combination of harrowing beauty, epic battle scenes, visual wonder and jaw-dropping special effects make this film singularly suited for the incomparable high-definition picture and perfect hi-def 5.1 surround sound of Blu-ray™.

The Hobbit Figures In Production

LinkWhen last we met the stars of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit in plastic form, we were gazing upon the first images of our pint sized adventurers...plus one tall, grey wizard. Now, as we inch closer to the October 1st release date, the actual production pictures are dropping. For those new to these terms, here's a quick course.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

LEGO The Motion Picture: Vehicle Design Contest

Have you ever used LEGO© bricks to build the coolest, most awesome car or plane or rocket? A vehicle you invented all by yourself? What if you could see your custom LEGO design in motion -- in a movie?

We want YOU to design a vehicle of your own creation for our upcoming LEGO movie! It can be any kind of transportation device -- car, plane, boat, train, spaceship -- as long as it's made entirely out of LEGO bricks (excluding third-party branded LEGO content -- for example, no "LEGO© Harry Potter™" minifigures) and it looks like it started out as something else -- like a castle that has been converted into a race car. Spin the wheels of your imagination and start building!

Cloud Atlas

For those who have been seeking an original idea from the Hollywood machine...

"Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Ewok Horde Grows

I...have a problem.

I am a recovering army builder. I used to buy multiples of any nondescript army character so that someone like Red Skull would have the might of Hydra behind him and Yoda could be flanked by Clones in a skittles array of color highlights. There's Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Sandtroopers, Scout Troopers, Battle Droids, Gungan Warriors, Endor Rebels, Hoth Rebels, Gondorian Swordsmen, Easterlings, Uruk-Hai, Battle Trolls, Minotaurs, Dragons, Shield Agents and on and on into plastic infinity. The folks on Collection Intervention ain't got nuthin' on a dedicated army builder!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Men in Black Get Sexified

Standing on a New York City streetscape, it's the Men in Black 3 Agent G Bishoujo Statue! Measuring just under 8-inches tall (1:7 scale) on her exclusive base complete with a tentacle-wrapped fire hydrant, Agent G was sculpted by GILL GILL, who captures her in a cute pose with her thighs together and her feet apart. She even wears a unique version of the trademark Men in Black agent suit; needless to say hers looks a lot more appealing than what the men wear! Agent G's tight jacket shows off plenty of cleavage and leaves just enough room for her to extend her arms. In one hand she holds a time-jump device and in the other you can have her wield either a Neuralyzer or standard issue Agent Gun. Agent G also features removable sunglasses so you can display her with or without cool shades so you can see her pretty Bishoujo face. Add to your Bishoujo collection with this lovely Men in Black 3 Agent G Bishoujo Statue!

Coming March 2013. Pre-Order RIGHT HERE!

A Monsters Inc 3D Trailer!

I can't think of a movie more perfect for 3D than Monsters Inc ...with all the arm flailing, monster scaring, action sequences and such. December 19th will be here in no time, so time for the TEASERS!!

“Monsters, Inc.,” one of Disney•Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure “Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. So pals Mike and Sulley plot to rectify the mistake and return Boo to her home. But when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications, they become embroiled in a cover-up catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.

Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!

So...like...my birthday is September 28th n stuff...but I don't have a Nintendo 3DS...


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Costume Showdown

Straight from the CyborgChix: We want pictures of you on our site. To celebrate the DC Comics Special (airs Sunday at midnight!), we will be featuring a gallery of you, our fans (you’re cool with us calling you that, right?) right here on RobotChicken.com. We’re going with a DC Comics theme, obviously, so submit photos of yourself in DC Comics costumes to RCDC@adultswim.com.

DragonCon 2012 - Gangnam Style

Whip It Like Indy

I'm sure there have been whip apps before...and I swear they used one on Big Bang Theory one night, but had as soon as Sheldon hears there is an official Indiana Jones Whip App, I'm positive he'll throw his old one away like a 1960's theory on Cold Fusion. Actually, as I read further, "Pocket Whip" IS the app used on the show...so once again, Sheldon proves he is smart AND trendy. Well Played.

What's NEW is that you can now harness the raw, digital power of Indie's whip within the Pocket Whip App, for a limited time. Surely die-hards could point out the signature crack among the pretenders, so this addition is pure gold. Grab the Pocket Whip app on iTunes and whenever a problem comes along...you'll be ready!

The Indie Whip addition celebrates the coming of Indiana Jones, The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray....coming soooooon. Pre-Order at 31% off HERE!


Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (3D)

I'd just finished watching the entire first season of "Once Upon a Time" where all your childhood fairy tales are re-imagined with fantastic results when along comes Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters...complete with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton looking all bad ass and blood thirsty. SOLD! There doesn't seem to be an official synopsis yet, but IMDB says: "15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world." Skint info, yes, but I'm sure enough to wet your appetites...and plenty more to come, surely, before the January 2013 release...provided we survive the alien invasion in December. There's always that to think about.

Here's the trailer...

The Legends of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour” is coming soon to even more locations across the United States and Canada. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise. The newly announced dates include:

· September 15; Toronto, Ontario; Sony Centre
· September 22; Minneapolis, MN; Orpheum Theatre
· October 12; Dallas, TX; AT&T Performing Arts Center
· October 18; Boston, MA; The Wang Theatre
· October 25; Chicago, IL; The Chicago Theatre
· November 3; San Antonio, TX; The Majestic Theatre
· November 6; Calgary, Alberta; Southern Jubilee Auditorium
· November 28; New York, NY; The Theater at MSG
· December 8; West Palm Beach, FL; Kravis Center
· December 9; Miami, FL; Arsht Center
· December 14; San Jose, CA; San Jose Civic Center

CURSE OF CHUCKY

The sixth installment of the frightening Child’s Play thriller franchise, Curse of Chucky, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on September 5, 2012. The franchise comes full circle as Toyland’s most gruesome serial killer returns in a horrifying all-new movie from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios HomeEntertainment.

“Since his introduction to audiences in Child’s Play almost a quarter-century ago, Chucky has haunted the nightmares of a generation of moviegoers,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “Returning to his roots in one of the most provocative horror franchises, this new sequel will shock longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike.”

A Bite Sized Peek at Primal Carnage

Some say the velociraptor was the greatest predator ever to walk the Earth… Why not find out as you take control and unleash a shower of teeth and claws on your human enemies? Lukewarm Media gives gamers a taste of the mayhem that lies ahead in its upcoming human vs. dinosaur multiplayer shooter Primal Carnage.

This is the second character showcase trailer: focusing on the Raptor dinosaur class and the Trapper human class.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Funko's Adorable Game of Thrones

You knew it was coming. Funko have become masters of taking the most popular pop culture licenses and transforming them into adorable, cartoony doppelgangers for their POP! Vinyl figure line. No matter how creepy, cooky, mysterious or spooky the subject...they all become irresistible snugly muggums. Now the medieval folks of HBO's Game of Thrones have undergone the sweetening and come out so cute, you'll just want to turn over your kingdom to them.

Monday, September 3, 2012

For the Love of FLCL

Which should read "For the Love of Fooly Cooly" but then some Anime purist fool will drop in and say it's actually Furi Curi or some such, but I WILL NOT HAVE MY LOVE FOR THIS CARTOON TAKEN FROM ME!! ..or tainted by white people who think they are Asian. Thank you very much. Those who have been stalking me long enough know of my love for the Anime FLCL. If it were a pet, I would sit it in my lap like the ever present, evil companion to some Bond villain, telling him of all my plans for torture and subjugation of the world's populace. If it were a full length body pillow, I would hold it close every night, dreaming it was a real girl. I love FLCL that much...but I'm still not a fanatic who has to have ugly banners featuring art from the show hanging around my apartment and stuffed characters sitting on my couch. What I DO need are more action figures AND sculptures from the show. In the past, despite a rabid cult following, only a handful of toys were made available. They include...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

NECA Takes on Django Unchained

In a world where Hot Toys, Enterbay and Medicom are locked in a constant struggle for 12 inch action figure supremacy, many companies figure it isn't even worth it to throw their hats into the ring...unless maybe to make mass retail items that may not look as good, but also don't cost 200 dollars. NECA have never been the ones to shy away from a challenge, and you won't see a softening of sculpts or lacking in paints when they do even the smallest of HeroClix figures..so when we learned they'd be trying their hand at 8 inch figures with cloth outfits...understandably, our interest was piqued.

From the highly anticipated new film from director Quentin Tarantino comes this collection of 8" figures with tailored fabric clothing. These characters are faithful to their western looks and includes the likenesses of such famous Hollywood talent as Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. Included are...

Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-to-play

The Bats and Jokerz are running free! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the PC version of Gotham City Impostors is now Free To Play. The latest version of the game is now available for download at no cost via Steam® and is Steamworks enabled.

Those who download the Gotham City Impostors Free To Play via the Steam client will have access to the original game, as well as all DLC packs, which includes new maps, weapons, mascots and more. Players will also experience join-in-progress matchmaking that ensures gamers are placed into populated matches.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Hobbit Toys Hitting Pre-Orders





Starting today, September 1, the first official presales will begin rolling out for The Hobbit toy collection from The Bridge Direct! The following online retailers will be taking orders throughout September:

www.Amazon.com
www.EntertainmentEarth.com
www.toysrus.com

The items that will be available to purchase include:

Halloween Horror Nights 22

IT'S FUCKING SEPTEMBER ALREADY??!! September means my birthday (the most important day of the year....to my mom...maybe), the release of the Avengers on Blu-ray and DVD, and the opening of all those Halloween costume shops across the US. Of course, the Halloween junkies have already been working on their costumes since July...so the rest of you have some catching up to do. This is a skint year for me, so sadly, I'll have to recycle a previous year's costume. I think Casey Jones could use some more street time! At any rate, Halloween also means spook houses and mega park attractions including Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights! I've never been, but it looks killer..no pun intended. Here's this year's pitch...

Call Me Geeky

Eeeeeeverybody is jumping on this train! I suppose it has been a while since a pop song was so catchy, cute AND not annoying, so we give the devil his due. I do long for the days when Sloppy Seconds would do a blazing, heart felt punk cover though. Instead, we have all manor of folks making their own videos for the musically addictive "Call Me Maybe", including the Wizard World Crew! High points include a batch of Batman Villains dancing over Robin's body and Shane from Walking Dead getting in on the chorus...which, if you watch the show, makes it all the more funny. Here's Wizard's addition to the dog pile...