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

Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Look at Stark's Bitchin' Ride


Just a quick ride along with Tony Stark's Assemblers (Interchangeable Armor System) Battle Vehicle before the new year drops. When last we saw this toy, the text went something like this...

Tony Stark's stylish ride launches your Iron Assembler figure out of the front, mimicking a scene from the movie. Almost all figures are compatible. Feb 2013

Marvel Select Rhino Dropping This Month



Watch out, Spider-Man fans! One of the web-slinger's pointiest and most unstoppable foes is heading your way! The leather-skinned Rhino will arrive in comic shops and specialty stores in January, packaged in Diamond Select's familiar Select-style packaging, suitable for shelf and wall display. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant, the Rhino nearly 8.5 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and is ready to tear through your Marvel Select collection like tissue paper. Reserve one today at your local comic shop or your favorite online toy store, and look for him to hit stores in early 2013!

Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop, and get regular DST updates on Facebook and Twitter!



Young Justice Returns

January 5th on Cartoon Network!!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ultimate Spider-Man Toys Taking Shape

News is a little slow at the moment, so we thought we'd take a look at how those Ultimate Spider-Man animated series toys are progressing. We dropped word on the line back in November and had not heard anything since, so we gave a shout into the interwebingeekiverse..and it shouted back.

The 10 inch Electroweb Spider-Man: featuring an electro-shock web gauntlet with electric sound and light effects. Speaks phrases right from the cartoon. Jan 2013.

With a date like January, you'd think this news would be dropping like crazy right now! Oh well, we'll take what we can get. Though our newest image appeared with little information, it is safe to say this Spidey is the Electroweb figure we reported on. I'm still indifferent about how the cartoon design is translating to toys, but as we move on, you'll see that your worries over a store flooded with sleek, animated-style heroes is somewhat unfounded. Before we jump forward though, here's the old pic and the new one side by side for comparison...

Friday, December 28, 2012

An Iron Patriot for the New Year

We've drooled over the new Starkmobile and fell out of our seats laughing at his super high tech roller blade getaway design. We've poured over some of the new armors that are (almost definitely) going to be making up the first wave of Iron Assemblers action figures and speculated which, if not all, will make it to the big screen for Iron Man 3. Now we'll take a look at a couple more toys for the highly anticipated film. While they aren't earth shattering reveals, they are two more plastics to check off on Hasbro's 2013 release list ...and two steps closer to any hidden items we may not have heard about in the film. SUSPENSE!!

You've seen him in the trailer and caught him hanging out by motorcycles on set, so another picture of Iron Patriot is no big shakes, but a new Iron Man 12 inch figure has to be cause for celebration for Stark fans around the world. Like the last model we showed you, this toy seems like a mass market item with few (if any) bells and whistles and limited articulation. For the sake of comparison, we put the two together in a graphic. Commence drooling...

WB Cartoons Get Real

Thanks to BleedingCool and Cartoon Brew, we get a glimpse into what could be....could have been...might still be if the internet goes berserk over these clips...?? It's live action Hong Kong Phooey and Marvin the Martian, squeeking their way onto YouTube via Director Alex Zamm...



Where the clips came from isn't half as important as where they are going. Could this be the start of another onslaught of Cartoon to the Big Screen adaptation with your childhood toon stars yucking it up with hapless fleshy humans? With a twitch, I'm given a flashback of the Bullwinkle movie. Please...no more...but if you absolutely HAVE to...for the love of God......try harder. We beg of you.

Heather Buckley Muses on Jack Reacher

...and doesn't waste any time getting right to the meat of it.

Jack Reacher may have worked if it was shot in 1975 staring James Caan and Burt Young, but Tom Cruise is just not tough enough to deliver what the material needs. His Reacher may think he’s channeling Eastwood, but he just is not a badass. He’s Tom Cruise. Hollywood star. Wacky Scientologist. He couldn't bus Lee Marvin’s table at a bar. You need a grizzled worldly fucker in that role—quiet and weary, and yet a man of action—someone who challenges Henry Silva to arm wrestling and wins. Much like how the character is actually written by UK crime writer Jim Grant. In Grant's novels, Reacher is a mountain of a man, a typical pulp fiction drifter and anti-hero, a harsh character who knows the score. Bigger than life as these characters usually are; a sort of male superhero fantasy without the powers—but not a Cruise-style movie star.

2012 Holiday Geekbook: The Army of Cute

 Welcome back to the Holiday Geekbook; a buying guide for those forced to score all their geekiest treasures on their own because the ones you love think it's dumb. CURSE THE FOOLS!! Today we celebrate the second year of our Army of Cute feature, profiling a selection of goods you'll lose your fragile mind over..you know...from the cuteness.

We kick things off with our undying allegiance to the Hypnotoad.Our future is a little less bleak when all our decisions are made for us by this lovable little mind altering critter. Toynami has been rekindling our love for all things Futurama and recently, amping up the soft and cuddly for a cartoon that, to my knowledge, has never had plush before...or at least not plush as snugly wuggums as this. You can't look away!! ..for he is the Hypnotoad..and you are his minion. Look for him this January and CLICK HERE to get in a pre-order!

Pop Culture Shock Grapples with He-Man

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is proud to announce a licensing agreement with Mattel to bring 1:4 scale mixed media statues of characters from the most epic boys action brand of all time, He-Man® and the Masters of the Universe®, to die-hard collectors’ homes this year.

"Having spent many years bringing the warriors of Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat to sculptural life, I'm extremely excited to add He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to the Pop Culture Shock Collectibles lineup," stated Jerry Macaluso, President and Founder of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. "There are few characters that so perfectly embody the archetype of the hero, and He-Man is just that! He’s right at home with the other muscle-bound warriors in the PCSC stable."

The first statue will be up for pre-order in February 2013. Tune into the PSCS Facebook page for more info.  To stay up to date on PCSC MOTU News, subscribe to our newsletter by sending an email to PCSToys@aol.com with the subject line “MOTU Newsletter.”

The Best of RiffTrax Live in Theaters January

NCM® Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are kicking off 2013 with the gift of laughter with encore presentations of two of the most hilarious episodes of the now legendary “RiffTrax Live” cinema series. “The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” will hit select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. local time, and “The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space” will follow one week later on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Fans will enjoy some hearty laughs courtesy of the stars of RiffTrax – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) – as they fire their wisecracking commentary at two of the greatest B-movies of all time.

Tickets for “The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be broadcast to more than 530 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Hot Toys Hall of Armor

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Hall of Armor Collectible from the Iron Man 2 movie from the Diorama Series, where Tony Stark displays his armors in his basement workshop in the house. The movie-accurate Hall of Armor is highly-detailed and has LED light-up functions, which is suitable for displaying the Hot Toys 1/6th scale Iron Man Collectible Figurine Series, so that you can easily create your own Tony Stark’s workshop in 1/6th scale!

The 1/6th scale Hall of Armor Collectible specially features:
-              Authentic and highly detailed Hall of Armor
-              Approximately 35cm H x 23cm W x 17.5cm D
-              LED light-up functions
-              Suitable for all Hot Toys 1/6th scale Iron Man Collectible Figurine Series
-              Transparent acrylic plate with stickers with holographic-like effect
-              Each Hall of Armor can be combined with another to create the diorama setting
-              AC/ DC compatible

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 Holiday Geekbook: Inflatable Awesome

With Christmas Eve dropping on us tomorrow, you may be asking why we'd do a pseudo buying guide NOW. Here's my thinking. As geeks, we get to a certain age, and though our family understands who we are and what we are into, a large percentage of them do not like to...shall we say...Feed the Beast. And so..on our holiday, we get nice, thoughtful presents, but are left to our own devices to continue in the hunt for our particular "Holy Grail" of collectibles or just that day to day stumbling upon hysterically fun products we have to click BUY on immediately. Not all of us have husbands or wives who will indulge us! That said, as you wrap those final presents and bake the 60th batch of sugar cookies, Idle Hands presents a number of products we love...that you'll most likely want to possess with your new found holiday cash and work bonuses!

Assisting us in our demos is the lovely Jess Rajs of Gorgeous and Gory, the most excellent Zombie Mermaid Calendar IN THE WORLD.

Lionsgate Into 2013

 
It's the holidays and folks are scampering about, screaming at each other over stolen parking spaces, sale prices that aren't ringing up at the register while 50 angry shoppers wait impatiently in the shadows and that very last Cabbage Patch Kid that was really mine even though that woman with the three kids said it was hers and then she fell down. So I took it. Mine. Along with the Holidays comes prayer to our volcano gods and a look into the year to come. It's magical. Here's Lionsgate's lineup!
 

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone





Steve Carell is one of those actors where I watch a trailer for a movie they are in and wish I did not want to see it so badly...because a lot of the time they make them look intolerable. Then I watch and good ole' Steve makes everything OK. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone looks to be one of those movies, only after watching the trailer, you'll be lining up for a seat NOW. Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin AND Jim Carrey??!! Sold.







Saturday, December 22, 2012

More Iron Man 3 Figures Surface

With an assist from Mighty Marvel_Freshman , my night of blissful slumber was ground to dust as a new Iron Man action figure mystery arose out of China. Ebay user bluesduff2008 appears to have...shall we say.."liberated" some new Iron Man 3 action figures fresh off the assembly line! Normally, we are very skeptical about these things, but after pouring over the pictures, we've found several signs these could be the real deal. First, there's the only description we've had so far of (seemingly) the ONLY 3 and 3 quarter inch Iron Man 3 figure line. **WARNING!! Spoilers Ahead!!**

"Iron Man 3 Iron Assemblers Action Figure Assortment: 14 "Connectable" figures (wave 1, Feb 2013) with multiple interchangable pieces to deliver maximum customization. Wave 2 in March and Wave 3 in April."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

LEGO Going Back to the Future!



So how many of you knew you could bang out the LEGO kit of your dreams, push it to their main office and then rally fans to vote for it?? Does this get your mind humming? No? Didn't think so..for we are geek..hear us... open a bag of cool ranch Doritos. Luckily, there are more adventurous among us who will dream the big dreams and allow us to cheer for their efforts. Speaking of which...Portal LEGOs, anyone??!!

And for those of you longing for Minecraft LEGOs... CLICK HERE!

Disney in 2013

This time of year you'll see list after list of the things folks loved and hated...cheered for and wanted to set themselves on fire in protest towards. It's all very dramatic and I know for a fact a good half of the sites would rather not write them at all...but the hungry animal called society demands their lists. Today, I come not to feed the beast but to look forward (as we have been with our Toy Fair build up beginning 2 months early) as we glance into Disney's movie slate for 2013!! (providing we survive tomorrow's world ending kerfuffle, of course.)

Oz The Great and Powerful: Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well. When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard—and just maybe into a better man as well. March 8, 2013

The Great Gatsby Trailer #2


 "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Just ignore that Christmas date. You see nothing.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bring On the Iron Man 3 Merch!

**SPOILERS AHEAD!! DO NOT DIVE IN IF YOU DON'T WANT SOME ELEMENTS OF
IRON MAN 3 REVEALED!!**


As we stand perched on the edge of 2012, we stare into an abyss of possibility. One landing point includes aliens, flaming rocks and an earthquake that shifts the continents and makes that TOOL song a reality. The other...business as usual. People keep being crappy to each other, your government makes their apathy clear and we take comfort in our little plastics to make it all better. To that end, we'll take another dip into the Marvel Comics Universe, started in THIS ARTICLE where we sketched out plans for Avengers Assemble, Iron Man 3 and Ultimate Spider-Man toys, THIS ONE on the Wolverine movie toys and finally THIS ONE expanding on the Iron Man madness to come.

Now, we step back into Stark-tainted waters and focus on one toy that had die hard fans speculating about IM3 movie scenes and another that was a bit of a mystery for us...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Sadness of Superman

Some express their love through art..some through an incredible outpouring of song..and some..like The Dark Bob slip into hipster boots and compose ..well..something like this...



"The Sadness of Superman" is the Title Track from the cd "THE SADNESS OF SUPERMAN: A MUSICAL MELANGE FOR THE MAN OF STEEL" by The Dark Bob. The EPIC mythology of Superman comes to life in 18 dazzling musical arrangements for Orchestra and Chorus. From whimsical whistling to thunderous orchestral refrains, Superman's hopes, fears and loves are explored with reverence, fun and wildly innovative Music!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cartoon Network Heroes Return in 2013

Cartoon Network revs up its Saturday morning slate with new episodes during its hit and beloved action block, including Ben 10 Omniverse, Star Wars: The Clones Wars and DC Nation beginning January 5th. Cartoon Network Studios’ original series, Ben 10 Omniverse kicks-off the Saturday morning line-up at 9 a.m. (ET, PT) with guest star Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), followed by the special 100th episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 9:30 a.m. (ET, PT). The highly-anticipated return of DC Nation rounds out the morning at 10 a.m. (ET, PT) featuring all-new content, including episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice: Invasion and all-new animated shorts featuring characters from the DC Comics universe.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

See The First 9 Minutes of Star Trek: Into Darkness


Paramount Pictures will release the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” exclusively in IMAX® 3D months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013.  This first-look at the movie will play in 288 digital IMAX theatres beginning December 14, 2012.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation, marks the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX. 

The following is an abbreviated list of theaters in the U.S. that will show the extended preview of “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.”  For the complete list, please visit the official movie site at www.startrekmovie.com.

The NEW Official G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Trailer



You'll note further evidence of more Duke...or Duke that no longer dies. Apparently that was a nono.

In this sequel, the G.I. JOE team is not only fighting their mortal enemy COBRA; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.  The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson.  G.I. JOE: RETALIATION is directed by Jon M. Chu; produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, based on Hasbro’s G.I. JOE® characters. With a storyline that travels from the deserts of Islamabad, skyscrapers in Tokyo, the mountain peaks of the Himalayas, a sub-terranean prison in Germany to the streets of D.C., G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set to blow you right out of your seats!

A Nasty Quarter Scale Hobbits



Because Hobbits is obviously the singular of Hobbitses. NECA have been dominating the Movie and Video Game action figure realms in a 7 inch format for some time. Now, they are obviously bored and looking to conquer the lands of higher plastic scales. Since today is All Hobbit's Eve, we thought it appropriate to bring out the star of the show. NECA's large scale Gollum is already hitting shelves across the planet and now, Mr. Bilbo Baggins is getting ready to join him!

Bilbo stands 12" tall and features over 20 points of articulation. He is dressed in his traveling outfit and comes with his sword, "Sting", and a sheath. The photorealistic portrait of actor Martin Freeman has to be seen to be believed.

Bilbo is in scale with previous figure releases like Gollum and the classic NECA Epic scale collection of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gandalf.

Superman: Man of Steel Trailer 2 and....The Merch!

 


Here's the newest eye candy, mostly assuring you will come away saying "Can we have Zack Snyder make more Super Hero movies?? PleaseOPleaseOPlease??" After all, the guy made a movie with battling warrior Owls AND IT WAS GOOD!!!

Superman: Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman in the film from director Zack Snyder. The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Art for G.I. Joe Retaliation

...The comedy here being that the "Final Payoff" poster dropped May 11th, 2012. That last poster was also a Photoshop hodgepodge of images, but lord knows we've seen worse...visions of abominations of large heads on smaller bodies dance through my head. Thinking about those crimes against art, this new poster isn't so bad, but I still long for a day when poster art will be imaginative and excising again. For now..there's this.




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie

Welp..this one came out of left field...but I find so do most announcements from Kevin Smith. From the man himself...

Something filthy this way cums,
when the legendary best buds from Jersey return to dispense weed and wisdom IN CARTOON FORM!

In April 2013, I'll be touring the world with another flick - just like I did with RED STATE.
But this time, the flick's an animated movie produced by none other than Mr. Snootch-to-the-motherfuckin-Nootch himself - JASON MEWES!

From first-time Director STEVE STARK - the Canadian Animating Genius behind SModimations and the SModCo Cartoon Show! Starring the voice talents of JASON MEWES! RALPH GARMAN! ELIZA DUSHKU! JON LOVITZ! BEN GLEIB! NEIL GAIMAN! The STARS OF THE SMODCAST NETWORK! and lots more surprise guests!

More details after the 1st of the year! For details, keep an eye on http://seesmod.com/


LEGO in 2013: Forever Star Wars

If you were LEGO, would YOU let something like Star Wars slip away? Me neither. We've not heard anything on how the Disney acquisition of Lucas will effect individual licensors, but we are betting the answer is "Not at all for the forseeable future." Now.. when the current contracts run out...and if Disney acquires Hasbro...well..that is another story.  ...And one we'll tell later..when it happens. For now, we are going to take a look at LEGO's Star Wars 2013 lineup!

NOTE: These pieces may not represent the FULL lineup for 2013.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Video Tease



In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

LEGO in 2013: Legion of Mini Super Heroes


Toy Fair 2012 is over 2 months away, but if San Diego Comic Con can start their pre-show prep, so can we! We've been laying out Hasbro's action figure and construction kit plans for next year. Now we'll take a look at what LEGO has planned for their DC Comics and Marvel Comics universes.

For those looking forward to a new year when LEGO might explore the full breathe of the Marvel and DC comics worlds, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Marvel sets will include some new characters. The bad news is most of those new characters are either movie related or have an animated angle. In that same respect, in their DC lineups, you'll get new characters, but a great deal of them are re-released or movie related. Let's lay things out.

NOTE: Titles for sets may not be final or exact translations. Our info comes from all over the planet! Also note these may not be FULL lineups.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5 Against Jack Reacher

Sure, his name is not unlike that of a high quality gay porn star, but we all have our crosses to bear.



From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). When a gunman takes five lives in what seems like an open and shut murder case, all evidence points to the suspect in custody.  On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Reacher against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence, a secret to keep and a target on Reacher’s back.  Written for the screen and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Paula Wagner and Gary Levinsohn, the film stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall.
  
“JACK REACHER” opens nationwide December 21st, 2012

Marvel POP! Vinyl Series 2


 You may be asking yourself, with all the fantastic possibilities for Marvel Comics characters, whyyyyy have Funko only done 2 series yet? To this whiny exclamation, allow me to retort... HAVE YOU SEEN THE 3 KAJILLION POP! VINYL FIGURES FUNKO JUST PUT OUT THIS YEAR ALONE??!! Yeesh..you're so ungrateful. Now I know what your mom was talking about.

Big Dwarf...Lil Dwarf

December 14th. Just a week more. Sure, all your journalist friends have seen it already, but you have the reserve to wait ONE MORE WEEK TO SEE THE FRAKKIN HOBBIT!!!! ~phew~ Ok..got that out of the way.


ONE MORE WEEK TIL THE HOBBIT!!!! In celebration, the Hobbity facebook has released a string of pictures with the cast of ....wait for it......The Hobbit...posing with their teeny, tiny plastic LEGO counterparts. I'm reminded of two awesome things when I look at these photos...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Star Trek: Into Darkness Gets New Art

May 17th, 2013 may as well be thought of as "looking into the future", but as these long waits for our nerdy pursuits often go, before you know it, you'll be watching new school Captain Kirk run with choppy hands once more. Until that time, we have this pretty, pretty picture.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Denny's Middle Earth Diner

Movie promotional tie-ins....are the best thing in the world. Some films take themselves way too seriously, which is why we don't get the pleasure of lenticular, singing Le Miserables Slurpee Cups. No fun. The Hobbit crew know the value of a good time, and a ridiculous tie-in with an eatery known for providing breakfast foods to stoners at 3am is just what the doctor ordered. BEHOLD....the Gandalf Gobble Melt...

Sexsquatch

Is there enough alcohol in the world to give birth to an idea like Sexsquatch...then fuel the fires of creation...then cast, shoot and edit such a thing? Apparently, yes...yes there is. You'd clearly have to be drunk the entire time...and have your cast be drunk and or stoned...or just recruit GWAR fans...either or..or all three.



My favorite part of all this is the title spelled three different ways, solidifying their commitment to this project. A+ Thanks to Dreadcentral.com for the heads up!

Meet the Ponies of "Adventures in the Crystal Empire"

Ohhhhhhh..THE PONIES!! The nearly hypnotic colors...the tattoo'd butts...resistance is futile. We know you love those marshmallow looking fillies, so here's a run down of the hyperactive, high voiced  sparkle-buddies you'll see in the December 4th release of MY LITTLE PONIES: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE on DVD!

MEET THE PONIES!!
applejack 

APPLEJACK 
Having grown up working hard to keep her family’s famous apple business growing, APPLEJACK has come to be known as the most down-to-earth, resourceful and dependable pony this side of PONYVILLE!  A proud farm pony to the core, she’s not afraid to get her hooves dirty and to her, there’s nothing a little horse-sense and elbow-grease can’t take care of.  APPLEJACK has an impeccable ability to break a situation down to its core and fix it fast and usually topped off with a wacky country anecdote told with a charming dose of country twang.

1st Teaser Trailer for Young Justice: Legacy

Based on WB's animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16. Playable heroes include Nightwing, Superboy, Aqualad, Artemis, Miss Martian, Kid Flash, Robin, Rocket, Tempest, Zatanna, Beast Boy, and Batgirl.

Story: A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

All Superheroes Must Die

Four superheroes awaken in a seemingly abandoned town, stripped of their powers and at the mercy of their sinister arch-nemesis who forces them into a series of brutal challenges where the stakes include the lives of the innocent, as well as their own.

Written/Directed By: Jason Trost
Starring: James Remar, Lucas Till and Jason Trost



CLICK HERE to pre-order!