Saturday, June 29, 2013
Harley Quinn Unmasked 2013 Convention Exclusive Bishoujo Statue
As a unique twist to the fan favorite DC Comics Harley Quinn Bishoujo statue Kotobukiya is excited to announce its 2013 convention exclusive, Harley Quinn Unmasked! Inspired from an original illustration by Japan’s renowned Shunya Yamashita, Ms. Quinzel is captured in a candidly playful moment (sans her makeup and headgear) in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Shadow Merk is a new figure of Merk, the deadly falcon who forms one-third of the band of Beast heroes at the forefront of IDW's comic book mini-series. Cast in translucent purple plastic, the figure will be given out each morning at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, in a sealed plastic bag. A limited number will be available each day (but not on Preview Night), so make the DST booth your first stop!
Also, be sure to pick up Series 1 in the store at the DST booth, check out a few Series 2 prototypes in the DST display cases, and come learn more about what's next at the Minimates panel on Saturday at 1:30 in Room 8!
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will be bringing even more entertainment, celebrities and one-of-a-kind fan experiences to their adoring fans. Adult Swim programming panels run from Thursday to Saturday, featuring creators, producers and actors from fan favorites The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Robot Chicken, Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, The Eric Andre Show, The Heart, She Holler, China, IL, and sneak peeks of several new and upcoming series such as Rick and Morty, Hot Package, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles. Adult Swim stars on hand will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, Hannibal Buress, and many more. Fans can also stop by the Adult Swim booth #3721 to enjoy free mini massages and a place to escape from the hectic pace of the convention floor.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Do little ginger dolls with a penchant for making with the stabby stabby brighten your day? We thought so. It's why we are friends. Today, the first official images from Curse of Chucky have arrived, and while they don't show much, they certainly set the scene and show Chuck's actual arrival in the film. We've come a long way from hanging with Redman and Jennifer Tilly!
Hall H Panel - The studio's panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature ENDER'S GAME filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.
The Fantasia Film Festival is coming back, and coming soon. From July 18 – August 6, Montreal will be home to a showcase of over 100 feature films from around the world, along with a wealth of special events, conferences, and parties. Audiences can look forward to discovering numerous World and International premieres, as well as the Canadian debuts of some of the most acclaimed genre works from this year’s Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals.
Our full lineup will be announced shortly. For now, we are pleased to reveal a small sampling of highlights to whet proverbial whistles.
Without further ado, let’s begin… with the end.
October Toys Booth #4951
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The panel, entitled Hannibal: Feed Your Fear, will feature Emmy-Award-winning executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon), and star Hugh Dancy (playing Agent Will Graham) as they discuss key behind the scenes moments from the first season of the ground-breaking NBC drama. The panel will also discuss the future for Hannibal and reveal a few Season Two elements.
Marching on, we visit with Factory Entertainment (booth #3351)and get a look and their happy, happy exclusive collectibles for the biggest nerdfest the planet has to offer.
The Beatles - Giant Yellow Submarine Collector Plush - $129.99
Our Giant 3- FOOT LONG Yellow Submarine Plush may be huge in size, but its one of our most limited convention exclusives ever at just 200 pieces.
Monday, June 24, 2013
In his latest intrepid undertaking, Braun has created an updated spoof of the classic all-American superhero that adult fans will not want to miss. In fact, over 100,000 eager adult fans viewed the trailer on YouTube in the first 48 hours after it was posted.
The addition of Archaia positions BOOM!’s catalog of intellectual property as the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney). BOOM!’s comic books and graphic novels pioneer a new business model, sharing intellectual property ownership between the company and the creators who generate the content. BOOM!'s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Ross Richie, noted, "Our creator-friendly model ensures that creatives are rewarded financially as they generate the franchises of tomorrow. Archaia operates with the same philosophy and objectives, which is one of the many reasons this combination is such a great fit."
BATMAN Classic TV Series Batman™ Batusi Batman™
It’s the dance craze that swept the nation! For the first time ever, this Batusi Batman™ figure recreates the iconic dance from the BATMAN Classic TV series! Sculpted with authentic likeness and featuring a fabric cape, this figure has unique articulation and an internal mechanism that allows it to perform the Batusi. The diorama package features vintage-look art from Shag, and a sound feature plays music with a ‘60s vibe to perfectly capture the scene where Batman™ shows off his unique Batusi moves. The package is designed so the Batusi dance moves can be activated without removing the figure. This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con. It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Under authorization from 20th Century Fox, Super7 will produce the full series of ALIEN toys as part of our ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action). Each is stylized exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging.
Super7 will offer FOUR different ALIEN ReAction Figure exclusives at San Diego Comic Con!
Zombies and geeks tend to go together like fat kids and fudge brownies, so it comes as no surprise that Jazwares World War Z line has been one folks have been anticipating since the announcement of their slow, lumbering approach at Toy Fair 2013. With the release of the pre-order images on Entertainment Earth, that anticipation....well...suffice to say it has subsided a bit. Do the actual figures in person redeem the line? Let's find out with a closer look at the Civilian Zombie and the Special Forces Zombie...
Saturday, June 22, 2013
A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordswoman Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.
Friday, June 21, 2013
My heart was crushed when the animated Gatchaman trailer didn't lead to a full length movie. SO SAD!! Now, the movie making dimension hopes to make it up to me with a live action film. I'm skeptical. I don't want my heart broken again....but this trailer is pretty awesome. Should I open my soul once more? Do I risk further hurt and possibly learn to love again??!! Life is hard.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
When we last talked about World War Z action figures, it was just a list of possible characters sent to retailers for pre-orders...or to gauge interest at Toy Fair time...or for whatever reason companies send out massive lists of product no one is supposed to know about. While at Toy Fair, there was, indeed, a line of WWZ action figures at the Jazwares booth, but it was under wraps and all we could do was pet the curtain. Today, Entertainment Earth launched pre-orders on the eve of the film's release, and after some begging and pleading, we've got some excellent pictures of the initial release.
Ultimate Heroes. Ultimate Villains. Ultimate Responsibility.
Spider-Man must lead his team of teen heroes against the greatest assembly of super villains the world has ever seen! Season Two of the hit series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN continues as Spider-Man and The Hulk switch minds in a hilarious new story by superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis! Get ready for smashing like you’ve never seen it before as The Thing of the Fantastic Four ALSO makes a guest appearance. Mesmero is back with a guaranteed, clobberin’, good time that no fan can miss!
"The creators of UGLYDOLL have had a lifelong interest in the mythology of the Universal Monsters - they actually named their first child after a character from Dracula," said Alita Friedman, Chief Brand Officer, Pretty Ugly. "We are thrilled to be working with Universal, and to be offering these collaborations in time for Halloween."
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Featuring spectacular creatures, thrilling action, epic battles and a legendary monster, Godzilla provides the backbone for a monstrous merchandise offering for fans of all ages and enables compelling cross-category opportunities across mass and specialty retailers.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Following its “sneak” debut to the industry at this year’s Toy Fair International, Game of Thrones fans have been clamoring for an official release date, and images of HBO® and Dark Horse’s White Walker statue.
Arriving at finer comic shops, bookstores, and specialty retailers on December 18, 2013, the White Walker is a hand-painted, numbered limited edition collectible. Each bust is packaged in full-color collector box, will include a numbered certificate of authenticity. Retail price is $124.99.
White Walkers, or the Others, are a fierce mythological race who are seldom seen as they lurk and prey in their land in the frozen north of Westeros. The Wall was constructed ages ago to keep them isolated. This evil creature speaks in cracked tones and brandishes a deadly icy weapon, as immortalized in this beautiful collectible piece.
Maybe AZOG will get the job done...
7” tall Orc Commander Azog comes in a numbered, limited edition of 2,600 pieces. Azog is depicted as he appears in the prologue scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the battle between the dwarves and an army of orcs to reclaim Moria, Azog holds the severed head of the dwarf King Thror up in victory. The figure comes with interchangeable hands – the right hand that holds Thror’s head can be replaced with a hand capable of holding either his dagger or mace, and the left hand can be switched with the prosthetic spikes that replaced the hand he lost to Thorin’s sword.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
On the road home from a snowy ski trip, The Aquabats! encounter a body-snatching alien set on turning them into spaceship fuel. Crash evades capture and must overcome his fears to save his friends, on “The Aquabats! Super Show!,” Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. ET on Hub Network.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
In this, the latest video featurette, del Toro talks more about the Jaegers; robots a tall as city buildings. Where did their design come from? How do you build a mythology around these massive metal warriors without it being derivative of anime that have been addressing this subject for YEARS?! Here's a look inside...
Grimm is a cop drama inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, following Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt into a reality he never knew existed. Once he discovers this new world, and his role in it, he has to deal with much more than the usual criminals and investigations. With his partner Hank and ally Monroe (who is also a magical creature called a Blutbad), Nick delves into cases involving bees, bats, bears, and more!
Friday, June 14, 2013
NOTE: Mezco calls their bits "Summer Exclusives", so if any are still available after SDCC, you'll be able to get them at other shows Mezco are attending. Your gamble! A limited amount are available online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives/
Thursday, June 13, 2013
It's that time again! We are about a month away from the biggest geek event on the planet, so let's start digging through all the killer collectibles you'll find on the show floor at San Diego Comic Con 2013, or if you're lucky (and not attending), on sale online, for a limited time. We'll kick things off with Hasbro's initial lineup (Booth #3329). I say initial because there are usually a couple more bits than what we've got in front of us at the moment, so keep watching and we'll update when more drops. Here's the lot...so far...
SAVING MR. BANKS (Disney)
(<~ that's not him.)
· Now opens 12/13/13 limited. The previously announced 12/20/13 wide playdate is unchanged.
· When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Cartoon Network announced today it has picked up a second season of Teen Titans Go!, the new half-hour animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation. Since its premiere on the network in April, Teen Titans Go! has been a viewer favorite averaging more than 1.7 million total viewers (P2+) per telecast. In addition, the series is the #1 program (excluding movies) on Tuesday on all TV among kids 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14 and boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14. Ratings for the series have outpaced its lead-in and prior four-week benchmarks by double-digits with all key kids and boys, and year-ago time period results among Kids/Boys 9-14.
This September, two of the world's most iconic brands join forces as Marvel Entertainment & The LEGO Group, unite for the greatest variant covers you’ve ever seen – LEGO® Variants. That’s right, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wolverine, Captain America, and so many more of your favorite Marvel heroes are translated into LEGO form! Not only will you get to see so many of Earth’s Mightiest as Minifigures, but over 20 of your favorite Marvel comics will feature these one- of-a-kind variant covers depicting some of the most classic of covers!
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is ushering in the next-generation of gaming at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11 – 13, 2013 with a blockbuster lineup that features some of the industry’s biggest franchises. On display at Activision’s booth #647 in the South Hall, the company’s slate includes Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Destiny™ and Skylanders SWAP Force™.
A unique blend of documentary-style film-making, alternative history and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crew member, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
Friday, June 7, 2013
With photography and editing by Alex Kropinak (Marvel's What the...?!), a voiceover by Chris Ward (the band Acorns to Oaks) and music by Matt Takacs, the film draws on Rick's famous speech from the prison arc of the groundbreaking comic book, setting it to some of the most horrifying Minimates images you have ever seen. Check out the film below, and look for Series 3 in your local store!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
BookExpo America 2013! First, we took a look at Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code, featuring a sort of study manual from your favorite Mandalorian, Boba Fett! This time, we'll be delving into the world of the Transformers. I've always appreciated when writers provide for a rich back story, even as an add on to material that has been around for years, so long as it follows a logical path in reference to what we know already. The Covenant of Primus looks to do just that. Will this book reveal anything the big bot die-hards don't already know? Let's find out.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Stands an impressive 18" tall with articulated neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Gipsy is very
poseable and includes intricate paint detail to replicate all the battle damage and wear and tear seen on screen. The over 8" long chain-sword weapon attaches at the forearms and can be wielded on the right or left side.
Look for the 18 inch Gipsy Danger this September! CLICK HERE to pre-order!
BEHOLD!! Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code
The show is a familiar one, so navigation wasn't so difficult. Let me break it down for you. Two Hotels (or Towers to make it fancier) encapsulate the Steampunk world with shenanigans spilling over into outside courtyards and some parking lot space. As you wander the halls, you'll find hotel rooms transformed into mini Shoppes (with an E!) selling everything from corsets to the essential goggles to sheriff's badges and little tiny top hats the ladies seem to love. Larger ballrooms swing open to hold more vendors with ray guns, taxidermied cryptozoology, jewelry and the recordings of any musical act on tap that weekend.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
How exactly do you cover a show with so much book porn per square inch, your fragile mind would explode mere minutes after entrance??!!?? One row at a time, I suppose...but that's boring for you to watch, so we are going to hit the high notes, take in all that was geeky and girl geeky, steampunky, comic booky, crafty, oddly interesting and just plain awesome, and drool over every new Star Wars offering. Deal? Deal. Let's begin..with STAR WARS!!
Over at DK, we found theYoda Chronicles (complete with a Special Forces Commander LEGO Minifigure), Star Wars Mega Models, Clone Wars Episode Guide, Star Wars Angry Birds Sticker Collection and Battles of the Clone Wars.
Following the events of Operation PROM where all the hookers were transformed into giant insect creatures, Brock loses the love of his life (or so it seemed) and we finally learn what a "Rusty Venture" is, the world of the Venture Bros. is understandable shook up...but SCIENCE MARCHES ON!! Doctor Venture is nearing a deadline to complete a shield array for his brother's space station and, as usual, has pissed the seed money away and is clueless as to how he might complete the project on his own, so it's all hands on deck. Dean is in a "black" phase, but helps to recruit kids from the nearby college to get the shield up and running. Sloppy science and an overabundance of radiation changes their outlook on life very quickly. While that is the bulk of the plot, you'll also see bits with The Monarch going through Henchman 21 withdrawal (so sad!!) and Billy Quizboy's new Arch Nemesis!! The only die hard complaint you'll probably hear is that the episode is severely Brock-light, but I've got a few other bones to pick myself.