Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Holiday Geekbook: NECA's Quarter Scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quarter Scale Movie Figure
Nothing triggers a retro, flashback reflex faster than the theme song from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. Activating these flashbacks has meant big business for toy manufacturers this past year, with products allowing you to revisit every past love from Q-bert to The Golden Girls. NECA loves what we love, and so it should come as no surprise that they would produce more than a handful of action figures that would give a geek whiplash when cruising any toy display. While all of these toys are fantastically rendered and considered a must-have for any collector, the quarter scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures stand alone as works of art.

SPLATOON Manga Series Debuts This December

VIZ Splatoon Manga
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its catalog of manga titles based on popular Nintendo video game properties with the launch of Splatoon on December 12th.

The new series will be released exclusively in print and was created by Sankichi Hinodeya. Splatoon is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and Volume 1 carries an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Future volumes will be published by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.

In Splatoon, the Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Goggles and Team Blue are ranked lower than their competitors. But with some teamwork and a touch of creativity, they might just leave their mark!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald First teaser Art
Warner Bros. Pictures announces “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.  Opening exactly one year from today, November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Diamond Select On Sale This Week: Star-Lord, Nightwing, Iron Man and Zero

How big is your Gallery? Well, it’s a bout to get a lot bigger, as three new Gallery PVC dioramas and one Premier Collection statue are hitting comic shops this week! Nightwing and Harley Quinn represent the DC Animated Universe, while Star-Lord reps the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Iron Man goes totally old-school in his classic armor! Read on for more details, then find a store near you to reserve your sculptural swag!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight on Blu-ray & DVD February 6th

Warner Bros Home Video DC Comics Batman Gotham By Gaslight Animated Film
The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Disney Toybox Figures Popping Up

Disney Toybox Action Figures
The last time you hit the video game section of Toys R Us, did you breeze through the densely packed pegs of figural characters that port into Nintendo, Disney and Activision's preferred video game universes and think "Damn, I have no desire to play this game, but those figures are pretty awesome!" Well...Disney was listening (probably through your phone...someone is always listening!!) As the sun sets on the Disney Infinity video game collection, that bright ball of fire pops up on the other side of our happy toy planet to shine a light on new Disney Toybox action figures! If you are anything like me, you noted the unified art style for those Disney Infinity figures was very appealing. I wondered if they might translate them into 6 inch vinyl figures in the near future. I WAS VERY CLOSE!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Marvel's Morbius The Living Vampire Movie In Development at Sony

SONY Marvel Comics Morbius the Living Vampire Movie
The future of our beloved New York wall crawling hero on the big screen is always a tumultuous one. Just when we've breathed a sigh of relief in Marvel Studios bringing Spider-Man back into their loving embrace, we note his conspicuous absence in the opening Marvel art on every MCU movie. Though Sony's own Spider-verse plans have been jumping around just like a spider can, they've, at the very least, shown a great deal of forward momentum in trying new things in the hopes they will strike gold, and win the hearts of old school comic collectors AND MCU film freaks all at once. Most recently, we've been getting little bits on their progress with a Venom film starring Tom Hardy and a Silver Sable/ Black Cat film (which will most definitely NOT be titled "Precariously Placed Zippers"). Now, still (most likely) banking on the possibility of future Rated R super hero action pay dirt (see Fox's Deadpool), they've sought to make things all the more creepy...

Funko Enters Into MORTAL KOMBAT

Funko Mortal Kombat 5.5 inch Action Figures
Funko, that wacky company filling up toy store shelves with a never ending tsunami of Pop figures, had recently vowed they would be getting back into the action figure game, and as we reach the holiday season, and soon after, the end of the year, our thoughts will turn to Toy Fair and soooo...

IT'S TIME TO SHOW OFF ALL THE NEW STUFF BEFORE TOY FAIR EVEN GETS HERE!!

Banking on us never reaching the very depths of our nostalgia loves, Funko introduces a new line of Mortal Kombat action figures...not in a 6 inch scale to go with the mega popular Marvel Legends series...nor the 7 inch scale to trek with NECA and McFarlane's own video game lines...OH NO..this line comes to us in 5.5 inches of He-Man-mocking POWER!!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Prepare for a NEW Star Wars Trilogy

StarWars.com is reporting Rian Johnson, Writer/Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will be the driving creative force behind a new trilogy taking place in the Star Wars Universe. We've yet to see what someone can do away from the expectations of die hard fans who, at once, want a continuation of the Star Wars mythos, but don't want any drastic, jarring changes. A new story away from the original trilogy characters, still utilizing the legends of Sith and Jedi locked in an eternal battle among the stars is an instant win for me. Just look what they did with Star Wars: Rebels!! Here's the announcement...

Pokemon GO Creators Take On Harry Potter's World

Niantic Harry Potter Wizards Unite Video Game
Tired of trudging through snow, sleet and rain..and people's back yards, to capture super elusive Pokemon??!! Welp..we hope all that walking has made you stronger because it's time for WIZARD BATTLE!!! Niantic has the wizarding world of Harry Potter in their sites as their next fully immersive, portable video game...and damnit..i'm all in. I'M GETTING MY RAVENCLAW COLORS READY!!! Here's the skinny...