Friday, April 21, 2017

FREE FLASHBACKS! Episode 1: The Tick's Tumultuous Transformation

Bandai The Tick action figure concept art
GREETINGS, FRAGILE CITIZEN! I am...The Tick, ever vigilant protector of a city probably far from yours, to your obvious dismay. BUT FEAR NOT! It was once the dream of toy company "Bandai" to put a little me in every town to remind the average joe that justice comes in all shapes and sizes. Today, we will walk the halls of that nearly forgotten golden era and perhaps trigger your "gimme hands" of wanting by showing you what was, and what could have been! Let us dive into the warm, comforting waters of toy addiction. Keen!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Download Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection

Capcom's Disney Afternoon Video Game Collection
Oh snap, put those 8-bit shades on, it’s time to dive into The Disney Afternoon Collection! This collection of six classic Capcom games is available digitally today across North America and Europe on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. Featuring titles like Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers and DuckTales, these throwbacks from the 80s and 90s star beloved characters from popular Disney TV shows in fun-filled adventures now with crisp HD visuals. With a massive in-game “Museum” full of historic info and art, new modes like “Boss Rush” and “Time Attack,” and the new “Rewind” feature, this collection is the best way to experience these pieces of gaming history on modern consoles for both long-time fans and new players alike.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fright-Rags' MADBALLS Apparel Creeping Into Your Closet



As a kid in '80s, there was no shortage of toys aimed to gross out your friends and family. Chief among them were Madballs, the classic toy balls featuring disgusting fun characters. Gross out your loved ones once again with Fright-Rags' new Madballs shirts and socks.

The collection includes five designs by Scarecrowoven, Coki Greenway, Jeff Zornow, and Kyle Crawford. Each one is available on black shirts, with select designs also available on color shirts or baseball tees. Three pairs of custom-knit socks - featuring Hornhead, Slobulus, and Skullface, respectively - are up for grabs as well.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer

Freeform TV Marvel Comics Cloak and Dagger Teaser Trailer
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

Freeform TV Marvel Comics New Warriors Lineup Revealed



Via MARVEL, we get a solid lineup of which new Warriors you can expect to see sometime in 2018 as Freeform rolls out Marvel's New Warriors TV show. News had been dropped that Squirrel Girl would be a part of the TV team, but little else was announced, leaked, or even alluded to, leading to hours and hours of FAN SPECULATION!! Would this be a mock reality series mirroring a very popular run of the comic series or a straight up teen super hero action/drama series? Welp...we still don't know the exact tone the show will take, but with these character announcements, we can for some ideas...

Wet Hot American Summer: The Roleplaying Game

Put on your cut-off shorts, wail on your acoustic guitar, and make sure you've got your 20-sided die, because The Devastator, America’s only all-humor press, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an officially licensed role playing game (RPG) based on the classic comedy film WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.

Approved by WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER co-writer and director David Wain, WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FANTASY CAMP is an old school tabletop RPG that allows fans to play as a camper, counselor or staffer, such as Coop, Beth or Gene, and experience one insane day at Camp Firewood. Hump a fridge, end up at a secret pizza party, or save the camp from a renegade piece of Skylab, just like in the original film!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview

Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie Preview
It's that time again! With the arrival of the "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract" animated feature film from Warner Bros. Home Video comes a preview for the next DC Comics straight to video animated release! This time around, old-heads like me get a massive dose of nostalgia with a return to the Batman the Animated Series style of art, complete with the legendary Bruce Timm providing the brains behind the concepts. The film's creators have said this film is more like the "red headed nephew" of Batman the Animated Series and probably shouldn't be so readily shown to kids like we do with the classic cartoon series. I'll remind readers, traditionally, these straight to DVD animated films have a more of an adult tone with violence and allusions toward sexual activity on occasion.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer is HERE!!

It's TIME!! Ready for those old, familiar chills to return? Say what you will about the folks crafting the new Star Wars films... they sure can cut a trailer!! As expected, this one is gorgeous, solemn, epic in scope, jaw dropping and, on top of all of that positivity, extremely painful, as we've got 8 looooong months to wait til this one reaches theaters. EIGHT MONTHS!!! Agony of the geeks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok... Where Everything Goes to Hell

Marvel Studios Thor Ragnarok Teaser Trailer
Thor seems to be a tricky subject for Marvel Studios. Being a long time fan of Marvel Comics, in my opinion, they've yet to capture the fun and sense of high adventure that comes with travelling to Asgard and we've absolutely not met even 10% of the creatures and colorful characters that reside there. Director Taika Waititi Looks like he's going to change all that. With glimpses of Hela decimating Asgard, Executioner letting loose with human artillery, The Valkyries taking on Hela, and every shot looking like amazing concept art and/or Jack Kirby's last wish, I have a feeling this is the first Thor movie i'm going to be going completely insane over. CHECK OUT THE TEASER TRAILER!!!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' RAMBO 1:3 Scale Statue
First Blood introduced the American public to John Rambo, a decorated Vietnam War veteran forced to use the skills he acquired in the war to defend himself from a brutish small town police force.
The films popularity spawned several sequels, solidifying Rambo as one of the biggest action heroes of the decade.
Now, PCS Collectibles is proud to announce our Rambo 1:3 Scale mixed media statue.
“While there have been plenty of licensed products based on Rambo over the years, none have matched the quality and presence which PCS strives for in our collectibles” says PCS President Jerry Macaluso “ For this statue we’ve gathered some of the industry’s most talented sculptors and costumers to bring to life one of Rambo’s most iconic scenes”

MondoCon 2017 Artist Lineup

Mondo is pleased to announce early-bird tickets are on sale for the fourth annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2017 will take place November 4th and 5th, 2017 inside the Austin American-Statesman building located at 305 S. Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

The Fifth Element 4k Restoration In Theaters This May

Twenty years ago, audiences were dazzled by the visionary images and epic adventure of “The Fifth Element.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Luc Besson’s groundbreaking film, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will present a 4K restoration of the film in movie theaters nationwide for two days only, on Sunday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. (local time) both days. Following its two-day-only theatrical presentation, “The Fifth Element” will debut on 4K Ultra HD July 11.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bigshot Toyworks Destiny Figures Getting a Release!



For old school toy collectors like me, there's nothing better than watching concept to completion on a toy project based on an awesome license. This one kicked off on the floor of New York Comic Con last year, nestled snugly in a light up case hosted by Bigshot Toyworks in the art toy wing. Now we've come full circle with news of Bungie's Destiny 2 release and the awesome toys that will come with it.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Marvel’s New Warriors Headed to Freeform TV

Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature today announced their second project together, “Marvel’s New Warriors,” a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a television series. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut in 2018.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Invader Zim Returns to Nickelodeon in All-New Original TV Movie

Nickelodeon officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez, marking the network’s third animated property from its rich library of content to be reimagined for today’s audience. The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, will show the latest and greatest ridiculous attempt at world domination by the universe’s worst alien invader ever. The movie will also feature original voices from the fan-favorite television series.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Adventure Time: Elements Eight-Part Miniseries Premieres Monday, April 24

Adventure Time: Elements Eight-Part Miniseries
ADVENTURE TIME!! Is it for kids..is it for the adults that watch with the kids..is it for odd adults who don't have any kids because we are often socially awkward and have problems forming lasting relationships with what are considered "normal people"? PERHAPS! Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time presents Adventure Time: Elements, a thrilling eight-part miniseries chronicling Finn and Jake’s return to the Land of Ooo.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jay and Silent Bob Go Toy Shopping While Stoned



Probably the best thing you'll watch all week. I know..there were a lot of trailers..but seriously. Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jason Mewes take a trip to a local Walmart in Michigan, very possibly for snacks..because..stoned.. and get 100% sidetracked by the toy aisles because TOYS ARE AWESOME!! We at Idle Hands celebrate the glory and wonder of toys nearly every day, but seldom can we capture the excitement we get from seeing new items on the shelves quite like Jay and Silent Bob do here. Jump in below and laugh your ass off!

Stephen King's IT Pushes Beyond Quaint TV Memories

New Line Cinema's IT Movie Poster
Growing up, I loved Stephen King novels. To say I devoured them is an understatement. That kid in the Monster Squad movie with the red T shirt? May as well have been me..minus the monster fighting. They were my buddies. While the movie adaptions of King's books started off strong, there are a handful of misses that often overshadow the good. I like to think the TV adaption for IT lands somewhere in the middle, triggering a horror fan's nostalgia and a love of all things Tim Curry dominating over the plodding pace, odd grown up reunion and devastatingly unscary finale.

Now..Warner Bros' New Line Cinema feature film looks to trigger your fear reflex. There's so much packed into IT that should scare the holy hell out of anyone reading, and so, the movie adaption should make a select few run from the theater weeping. WE CAN HOPE!! Check out the first teaser below...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Set for March 9, 2018 Release

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Wreck-It Ralph is escaping out of his arcade and into the expansive universe of the internet next year when “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” hits the big screen. Dave Hollis, head of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, revealed the much-anticipated sequel’s title and told CinemaCon attendees that Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer would be returning to the roster.

Also returning are the team behind the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” who won an Oscar® last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ billion-dollar-box-office-blockbuster “Zootopia.” Directors Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”), and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”) are hard at work on the movie. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”

Cosplay Talent Agency - KOSPRE - Launches In Los Angeles

It was only a matter of time! Capitalizing on the mega popularity of the cosplaying phenomenon and banking on the popularity of the stars of that art form, and in great part, feeding on those cosplayer's willingness to celebrate their skills at conventions and events across the globe with few contacts to make that happen, KOSPRE was born!

KOSPRE, a new cosplay talent agency, has announced its launch and has retained an exciting array of talented and creative cosplay artists that are available to support a wide range of exhibitors at film premieres, conventions, trade shows, corporate and cultural events, concerts and pop culture gatherings worldwide.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Warner Bros Uniting Their Justice League *Updated 3/25*

Warner Bros. Justice League Trailer Premiere Logo Poster
EYE CANDEEEEE!!! Warner Bros. are ramping up the excitement to their full Justice League trailer reveal on Saturday, March 25th, so we've got posters and trailer teasers and logo art and the hopes and prayers of a nation asking that no one ever screams MARTHA when the credits roll at the end of a near deafening super hero epic ever again. Perhaps, on the strength of Jason Momoa's pecks alone, we will get a Justice League film worthy of the years of excellent comic book writing we've been swimming in since we were tiny, chubby babies. Cross your fingers!! Let's check out the goods...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dynamite and Electric Entertainment Bring "The Librarians" to Comics

Dynamite Entertainment, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, announces today an exclusive partnership with Electric Entertainment to develop the hit television series The Librarians into an all-new series of comics and graphic novels!

Based on TNT's hit movie franchise of the same name, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Harlan Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle, who originated the role of Flynn Carsen, one of the longest-surviving librarians in the mythology created in TNT's hit movie trilogy, has recurred throughout the series and continues to serve as an executive producer.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures Cue Their Entrance Music

S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Netflix Drops a Death Note Teaser Trailer

Netflix Death Note American Teaser Trailer
Life in the age of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings! Is it wonderful...or a living hell. I guess it depends on your perspective. For me, even if a rekindling of my geek loves via some studio's revamping of a favorite property gives me a 50/50 shot at some new media i'll love and with it, maybe NEW TOYS!!! It always comes back to toys. Most of you will still be on the fence even after watching the teaser for Netflix's Americanized Death Note, but hey...they could surprise you! They've certainly got the right crew at the wheel.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Cherry Picked Selections from the Tribeca Film Festival

It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival! This jewel in the crown of New York cinema is something we look forward to every yer along with its diverse lineup of films that seem to be captured by everything from an iPhone to a high end, high definition RED camera. Where else can you watch a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger facing a zombie apocalypse, another about military drone combat and another about a wrestler who dressed like a banana...all in the same day?! Let's dive into the prime cuts for those of geeky minds from this year's film festival lineup...

Friday, March 17, 2017

New York Comic Con Eliminating Multi-Day Passes

As the east end of the nation begins to thaw out from the last gasp of a very schizophrenic Winter, thoughts turn to the massive conventions lining up for every geek's dollar. New York Comic Con sent out an announcement today expressing that, while that are not ready to fire that starter pistol on ticket sales just yet, they are laying out some new guidelines that may impact a visitor's participation, especially if you were planning on flying in for the whole event.

The blinky email starts with the basics:

- Fan Verification will once again be in play. Anyone who did not register last year will need to get on that. If you registered last year, you are still in the system. The NYCC website explains the Fan Verification process thusly-

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Venom Movie Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Shock and awe!! Perhaps backed by expectations of the re-invigoration of the Spider-Man movie franchise due in no small part to the character's "Homecoming" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony (Columbia) has decided to grab an October 5th, 2018 release date previously occupied by Warner Bros. Aquaman (now bumped to December, 2018, for whatever reason) for VENOM! This info, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter and tipped to us by Heidi at Comics Beat, starts with a YAY and sort of ends with a HUH?

CB reports:
It’s written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, the latter of whom wrote the pretty poorly received The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As for the Director, THR reports that there is NO one in the chair just yet.

The Original Ghost In The Shell Gets a Blu-ray Release

The groundbreaking anime film Ghost in the Shell arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with limited-edition Mondo key art in collectible Steelbook packaging from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 14, 2017. The groundbreaking anime celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Manga in 2014. Directed by legendary anime director Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.  Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.

Warner Bros. TV Group at WonderCon 2017

It may still be freezing cold and snowy on the east coast, but it doesn't mean we aren't preparing for the onslaught of major conventions coming our way once the frozen tundra melts! Warner Bros sends word on their WonderCon 2017 activities involving their stellar lineup of TV shows, including cartoons for those of us who can't handle reality anymore. ...there's a lot of us.

Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

X-Men Blue and Gold Comics Remastered for Optimum Flashbacks with Jim Lee Covers

HOLY FLASHBACK, BATMAN!! Actually..is it bad luck to start off a Marvel Comics article with a DC Comics reference? Do I have to go outside and spin three times while throwing salt over my right shoulder? Damnit..hang on. OK we're back. This April, ResurrXion is taking the X-Men to new heights as the eagerly anticipated X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 are set to take the comics world by storm. As the Children of the Atom charge forward into the future, we’re celebrating by looking back at one of the X-Men’s most renowned artists. Commemorate the historic launch of X-MEN BLUE #1 and X-MEN GOLD #1 with two variant covers by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee!

“Few artists are as synonymous with the X-Men, and specifically the Blue and Gold era of the X-Men quite like Jim Lee,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing David Gabriel. “We wanted to do something extra special to commemorate these two new titles, and we’re excited to bring Jim’s unique vision of Marvel’s merry mutants back to the fans for these two remastered variant covers!”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Disney-Pixar's Coco Teaser Drops

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

VIZ Releasing Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel March 21st

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans as it announces the upcoming home media release and the official manga edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL this spring.

Fans can experience all of the excitement and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film in the POKÉMON X·Y series in both DVD and graphic novel form. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theaters last summer.

New Obsession: Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network's Digital Stickers and Trading Cards

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced that they are working together to bring popular Cartoon Network and Adult Swim characters to Quidd, the fast-growing iOS and Android app that lets fans collect digital stickers, cards, and toys featuring their favorite characters.  Fans of Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow And Chicken, The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa can now collect numerous stickers, cards, and animated elements that depict characters from these hit TV series.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Just Play's MadBalls Series 2

Toy Fair 2017 Just Play MadBalls Series 2
Just getting over a wicked illness that caught me at the very start of Toy Fair 2017. I held out for as long as I could and posted quite a bit of our images before I had to take a breather...but now we are BACK and i'm looking forward to showing you all the awesome toys coming your way over the next year. We head back into the thick of it with Just Play's MadBalls. We showed you Series 1 and our new reviewer Jackson covered those blind bags with as much enthusiasm as one could muster...without thumbs. Now we'll take a look at the standard sized balls series 2 and the next wave of blind bags!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jughead: The Hunger



For those of you that though a zombie outbreak in the Archiverse was just about the greatest thing ever, prepare yourself for another tale of gruesome death and blood soaked horror and a monster stalks the sleepy town of Riverdale! This one shot comic asks the question...how do you stop a creature who's appetites know no limits?

Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place?

When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Power Rangers Build-A-Bears!

Build-A-Bear Power Rangers
Today, Saban Brands and Build-A-Bear Workshop are unveiling a new Make-Your-Own Mighty Morphin Power Rangers furry friends and accessories. This launch marks the first time Power Rangers furry friends and accessories have been offered at Build-A-Bear Workshop and the collection will be available at BuildaBear.com, BuildaBear.Co.Uk and in the US, Canada and U.K. Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores.

In addition to the 2 new furry friends, Build-A-Bear is releasing a line of costumes, accessories and a sound chip, all based on the original hit TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premiering March 19

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo return in Nickelodeon’s season five anthology series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Sunday, March 19, at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT), which follows the Turtles through a variety of action-packed and bizarre adventures that have never been seen before. Produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank, premieres from the new 20-episode season will continue to air Sunday’s at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles captures seven distinct stories from the hero brothers’ past and future, including their early days in New York City, encounters with villains and friends, and a peek into their distant, but wild future. Throughout the season, fans can expect to see both new and familiar friends and foes as each tale unfolds.

Boomerang Launches as Cartoon Streaming Destination

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today they have partnered on a new standalone domestic premium video subscription service – Boomerang – that will launch in the Spring. This will be the first time the two companies have offered the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles on a streaming platform. Boomerang will provide audiences instant and exclusive access to both brand-new original series and timeless franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones among many others. Launching with a vast number of episodes, new content will be added weekly for kids, families and animation lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Strange 80s Benefit Concert with Weird Al, Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman and More

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is proud to announce "Strange 80s," the inaugural annual benefit concert set to take place on Sunday, May 14th at the Fonda Theater. Hosted by Finn Wolfhard of the Netlfix hit "Stranger Things," "Strange 80s" will feature performances by Finn and a rotating cast of rock stars & celebrities covering the timeless anthems of the 80s! Tickets for "Strange 80s" will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 10th at 10am PT, with VIP tickets being sold at a later date via CrowdRise. All proceeds will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to provide financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers in need due to illness, disability or age-related problems. For more information, please visit: http://sweetrelief.org/.

Performers include: Tenacious D, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Sarah Silverman, plus members of OK Go, Taking Back Sunday, Velvet Revolver, Steel Panther, Filter, Anberlin, Goldfinger, Sugarcult, Anthrax, Precious Kid, Filter, and Honey Honey, plus TV stars: Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, Hayley Orrantia (from The Goldbergs), and Chelsea Telmadge (from Stranger Things), with additional performers to be announced over the next few weeks!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Extended Deadpool 2 Movie Teaser from Logan

Logan. I have a lot of thoughts. Most of them include phrases like "missed opportunity" and "same as always"...but we'll get to that later. Aside from some expletive filled banter between Logan and Professor X, the best (and most fun) part of the film was a teaser for the second Deadpool film with Ryan Reynolds back in the lead. While it is quick leaves an audience in agony, screaming for more, it still manages to contain more plot twists than the actual Logan movie. Amazing. Watch belowwww...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The New DuckTales Cartoon Is Weird... and AWESOME

Disney XD DuckTales cartoon reboot trailer
The last we heard from Disney XD's DuckTales reboot, we got to sing along with the cast and realize we still knew every word to the super catchy theme song. Also, the 10th Doctor was involved...so all was right with the world. Now we get a look at the very modern art style used in this new cartoon series, and get re-acquainted with Donald Duck and his nephews as well as Scrooge McDuck, Webby and Launchpad McQuack. ...It never occurred to me there were so many Scottish ducks in this cartoon...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Humans, Orcs and Elves Coexist in David Ayer's BRIGHT

From the director of Suicide Squad and End of Watch, David Ayer, comes a new film starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomi Rapace.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds.  Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it.  Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.

Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game by Cryptozoic

Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game by Cryptozoic
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced the release of the Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game. The 5-8 player social deduction game is based on the classic “Almost Got ’Im” episode of Batman: The Animated Series in which Gotham City’s most infamous rogues play poker and tell stories about almost defeating Batman, not knowing one of them is actually Batman in disguise. Players take on the roles of various DC Super-Villains of the Caped Crusader, one of whom is secretly Batman. The action centers around participants gathering the poker cards needed to activate special abilities. The Super-Villain players use their abilities and guile to try and figure out which of them is Batman, while the Batman player tries to defeat the Super-Villains before they discover his or her identity.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Just Play & Comic Images Get Retro with Nickelodeon

Toy Fair 2017 Just Play Nickelodeon Rugrats Toys
These days, there are a lot of what we call "casual collectors". While these folks may have significant collections, they just sort of wander through a toy show looking for non-specific things that spark the heart bubbles above their heads, taking them back to their childhood where Saturday morning cartoons ruled all. Just as the sellers at toy shows strive to fill their tables with flashbacks, toy companies have caught on and are actively seeking out 80's and 90's properties to transform the retail aisles into way back machines. You'll find Strawberry Shortcake with The Bridge Direct...Madballs with THREE different companies..and now Just Play and Comic Images join in on the fun!

Friday, February 24, 2017

deadmau5 and WeTransfer Offer Free Download of 'stuff i used to do'



This is the part where we scream FREE STUFF and you come running. It doesn't happen often these days, so you'd best get it while the getting's good! Today, Friday, February 24, for one week only, deadmau5 has teamed up with WeTransfer for the release of "stuff i used to do", a collection of 16 previously unreleased tracks.
 
The collection--available to all via WeTransfer's homepage--celebrates deadmau5 as an independent artist at liberty to offer fans free music.  The full track listing for the free download is as follows:

Kaiju Epic Will Eat Your Other Comics

Kaiju Epic Comic Book by Big Dog InkKAIJU EPIC! is the newest title from publisher Big Dog Ink, and a pet project for lead writer, Tom Hutchison. Kaiju Epic! is grounded in the campy, fun-loving genre of the giant monster, such as Godzilla or Gamera, but this particular story also adds a bit of “real” kaiju to the mix, as well as legends of the end of days from around the world. Readers will find monsters they may have heard of, like the Kraken or even Quetzalcoatl, roaming the pages of Kaiju Epic!, but there will also be all-new monsters created just for this series.

Kaiju Epic! will be a 5 volume series each with two separate stories. These stories will take place on opposite ends of the globe and give a real feeling of the end of the world, rather than the destruction of a specific city. Tom is joined by co-writer Kari Castor. Kari is known to BDI fans as one of the writers of the hit mini-series, Shahrazad.

Kaiju Epic! is no standard comic book, either! This is a huge 48 page monster sized comic book!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: The Four Horsemen Conquer with Mythic Legions

Toy Fair 2017 The Four Horsemen's Mythic Legions 2 Kickstarter Action Figures


The most fantastic thing about the times we live in is the fact that there seems to be a multitude of ways to live out our dreams. Case in point; The Four Horsemen. Here's a group of gifted artists who have worked on their favorite childhood properties and then imagined a whole new world, fully supported by the fans who love them. Now eyebrows deep in their second very successful Kickstarter for the Mythic Legions action figure line and celebrating with massive piles of stretch goal offerings, the Four Horsemen pave the way for independent toy companies to realize their own dreams. Let's take a look at Mythic Legions 2.0 with 4 days left for you to buy in!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Sniffly & Sleep Deprived But Still Uploading!!

So this year I decided to get convention crud BEFORE the actual event...you know..just to be different. I'm also rocking coverage out on a tiny netbook that seems to have the collective brain power of a Speak and Spell, so the processing of images we are gathering every day at Toy Fair 2017 is slooooow going, but it's going! Just a reminder that, for the sake of speed, some categories might go straight to Flickr image galleries, so check there for updates of the awesome plastics you crave.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Funko Preview

HAPPY TOY FAIR EVE!! Yes, it's true...we don't celebrate like this before the UK or German Toy Fairs, but none of them require me to pack up my life and relocate to New York for nearly a week. YOU'RE WELCOME, TOY FREAKS!! This year, we've got an incredible team of Idle Hands allstars old and new, all dialed in to show you the latest collectibles from toy companies across the globe. They will haunt our dreams until their release, but together, we'll get through it. On the eve of this massive geek gathering, we thought we'd kick things off with a look at some completely random Funko products. LET'S GET INTO IT...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: Big Chief on Doctor Who

We've seen a lot of new licenses from Big Chief Studios in this year's Toy Fair 2017 coverage, and now we jump back into a property that is, not only well known to Big Chief 6th Scale collectors, but amazingly, profoundly British. DOCTOR WHO!! The future of the Doctor on his BBC TV show seems uncertain, but his toy counterparts will never stop replicating and marching on. Let's catch up with Matt Booker of JediNews at UK Spring Fair 2017 and see how many Doctors you can fit in a camera phone...