Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Boggy Creek Monster & The Mothman of Point Pleasant on VOD Now

Terror Films, in association with documentary filmmaker Seth Breedlove, is widening the platform availability of two creature myth documentaries. The documentaries are titled: BOGGY CREEK MONSTER and THE MOTHMAN OF POINT PLEASANT. Both films will begin their release expansion on Tuesday, November 21st.

BOGGY CREEK MONSTER documents the legend of the Fouke Monster - a creature first reported on in the early 1970's in Fouke, Arkansas. There are allegations that this Bigfoot type creature attacked a local family and then destroyed livestock. Later many more sightings were reported and a legend was born!

THE MOTHMAN OF POINT PLEASANT deals with a different monster that was originally sighted near Point Pleasant, West Virginia. In 1966, multiple townspeople reported seeing "a large flying man with ten-foot wings whose eyes glowed red." Legend claims that the Mothman is responsible for the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge that killed 46 people. It still roams somewhere to this day.

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...

Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker in Character

Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor in Doctor Who Season 11
The first official photo of Jodie Whittaker as she will appear in Doctor Who has been released. She is seen in cropped teal culottes with yellow braces, as well as a striped jumper and long trench coat. Her look is completed with brown boots, blue and turquoise striped socks and some unusual earrings, at the top and bottom of her left ear. The Broadchurch and Trust Me star has begun filming as the 13th Time Lord. Whittaker, the first female Doctor, takes over from Peter Capaldi and will make her debut on screen when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special on BBC One.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Alan Robert's The Beauty of Horror III Coloring Book

The Beauty of Horror goes international as Ghouliana shows us her favorite scary sites from around the world in Alan Robert's The Beauty of Horror 3: Haunted Playgrounds, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book!

Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert reveals more of Ghouliana's monochromatic world, and it's just waiting for you to saturate it with red, black, or any other color you can imagine (even pastels).

“Fans of this series continue to blow my mind on a daily basis with their amazing coloring work! It is because of them and their passion to bring my creepy artwork to life that I’ve decided to dive into volume three,” said Robert. “With Haunted Playgrounds, I get to expand Ghouliana’s world even more and introduce a slew of new twisted characters for her to interact with in a bunch of bizarre settings. I’m in a great groove right now, with two of these books under my belt, so this one will be some serious fun draw!”

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Animated Todd & The Book of Pure Evil Movie On the Way

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil The End of the End Animated Movie
Fans of this new breed of over the top, bloody as all hell and generally highly comical horror TV...rejoice! Todd and the Book of Pure Evil returns in animated form, much to the surprise of..well..everyone on planet Earth, save for the people involved in bringing it back! Before we know it, we'll once again be knee deep in Todd's hormone driven adventures as he fights against ultimate evil and hopes to get lucky as an ever present side option. It's a noble cause.

Continuing where the critically acclaimed cult TV series left off, Todd and The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End returns to Crowley Heights to find Todd, Jenny and Curtis grieving the loss of their dear friend Hannah, whose death may or may not have been caused by Todd's banishing of the Book...

Friday, November 3, 2017

Looking Back at Thor Action Figures

It's time for another epic Marvel Cinematic Universe movie release, and this round, we've got very high expectations. With a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Director Taika Waititi hopes the general public in the states will love his take on Thor's little corner of the Marvel Universe as much as critics, and a large chunk of the world, already has. Thor: Ragnarok premieres today, so I thought i'd take this opportunity to celebrate the ever evolving toys we've gotten over the years celebrating the god of thunder. Thor is one character that's always been lucky enough to be immortalized in plastic, time and time again, giving fans many an opportunity to pick their favorite ones, or fill up an entire apartment, like Gollum sitting atop a mound of painted plastics in funny metal hats. Let's take a look at some toys!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nickelodeon Announces Voice Cast of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series

Nickelodeon today announced the voice cast of its all-new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reimagining that follows the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil. The series is set to debut in 2018 on Nickelodeon.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle Makes Its Global Debut

SEGA Sonic Forces: Speed Battle video game
Today SEGA ® Networks, Inc. launches Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, the much-anticipated real-time multiplayer game that pits players against opponents from around the world in action-packed battles. Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is now available to download for free (with rewarded ads and in app purchases) from the App Store™ for iPhone™ and iPad™* - and it’s already optimized for the iPhone X™. Additionally, the game is coming to Google Play™ for Android™ devices on November 16, 2017**.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave And The Bold

The super sunny world of Batman: Brave and the Bold RETURNS, complete with a full cast of DC Comics characters and a host of villains including those obscure d-listers the cartoon series was known for. Our smiley Batman super squad teams up with Mystery Incorporated for..what..hijinks? Wackiness sure to ensue? Do you really need a plot?

Side note: Jeffrey Combs as THE QUESTION!!
And Tara Strong as Harley...as it should be.

The ultimate crime-solving combination reunites when Batman joins the Mystery Inc. gang to catch a gaggle of villains wreaking havoc in Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.  Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new original film will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dead By Daylight Takes On Freddy Krueger

If you are a fan of horror and horror video games, you are no stranger to Dead by Daylight! Last year around this time, we were treated to the arrival of Michael Myers and his final girl, Laurie Strode, complete with a hellish half-acre of Haddonfield. Some weeks back, Leatherface joined the hunt. Now the Springwood Slasher shreds that delicate boundary between dreams and waking, turning an already horrific game into the stuff of nightmares.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Injustice 2 Hellboy Gameplay Trailer Will Make You Beg for a Full Game

Injustice 2 hellboy
Oh man. The attitude. The moves. The lore. Who wouldn't lose their minds over a Hellboy video game in the style of Witcher or Dark Souls??!! Perhaps this appearance of Hellboy gone digital in Injustice 2 will help to move those efforts along, bolstered by the promise of a new Hellboy movie in the near future! We can dream...and it's not so far fetched a dream for once!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed the first-ever gameplay trailer for Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s iconic Dark Horse comic book character and the final Fighter Pack #2 character to be added to the Injustice 2 roster. Beginning November 14, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Digital Deluxe EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #2 will be able to play as the member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who has made monster disposal his specialty by using his trusty revolver and his Right Hand of Doom.

Ghostbusters & Stranger Things Mash Up with BAIT on Reebok Kicks!

Ghostbusters & Stranger Things BAIT Reebok Sneakers
As "Stranger Things" fans get stoked to binge watch the show's second season on Netflix, Sony Pictures Consumer Products is teaming with Reebok and BAIT for a Limited Edition run of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi Clean model, featuring exclusive designs inspired by the 1984 classic Ghostbusters film.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mattel's Disney/Pixar Coco Toys Hit Retail

Just ahead of the film's November 22nd release date (though it's out in Mexico this weekend!), stores are just starting to see Mattel's toy lines for Disney/Pixar's Coco! A recent trip to Toys R Us revealed shelves packed with 4.5 inch figures with action stands (we'll explain in a minute) and 6 inch action figures. The full line also includes 2 inch "skullectible" figures with a Hacienda carrying case and 12 inch figures. Round that out with the roleplay Coco Guitar we first saw at the TTPM Holiday Showcase and we've got an awesome array of merchandise out for the holiday season! Let's check it out...

Watch Hulu's Full Runaways Trailer

Marvel's Runaways on Hulu
Now with more RAPTOR GOODNESS!!! So psyched for this show...I just hope they remember that this subject material can be fun and SHOULD be fun! If it's all teen angst and brooding, i'm gonna fall over and die.

Kidrobot Wonder Woman Art Figure by Tara McPherson

Kidrobot has teamed up once again with New York City based artist, Tara McPherson, to bring you something wonder full! In conjunction with DC Comics and just in time for the Justice League movie premiere, Kidrobot is proud to unveil the stunning Wonder Woman Art Figure by Tara McPherson. In this 11 inch tall art figure, Tara McPherson has reimagined the unconquerable female warrior, Wonder Woman. Holding her signature lasso of truth and packaged in a beautifully crafted box, this collectible art piece puts a signature stamp on comic and art lovers alike.

See Little Shop of Horrors This Halloween ...with a NEW Ending

For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented on Sunday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.  Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in more than 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

VIZ Media At Anime NYC 2017

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, has announced its participation in Anime NYC.

Produced by boutique event company LeftField Media, Anime NYC is New York City’s premiere anime convention and fan celebrationAnime NYC will take place November 17th-19th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Tickets and additional convention info are available at: http://animenyc.com.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Coming to Mobile Devices in Late November

Nintendo Animal Crossing Pocket Camp mobile game
The next time you go camping, make sure to bring all the essentials: a tent, a sleeping bag, s’mores and, of course, the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game. One of Nintendo’s most enduring franchises, Animal Crossing allows players to live a whimsical life as they interact with a wide range of other animal characters brimming with personality, decorate and expand their home, and learn more about the community they are part of. In the first Animal Crossing game for mobile devices, you can interact with animal friends, craft furniture items and gather resources while managing a campsite. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on iOS- and Android-compatible mobile devices in late November.

In the first Animal Crossing game for mobile devices, you can interact with animal friends, craft furniture items and gather resources while managing a campsite.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters' Returns Via Amazon Prime Video

Flashback friends, rejoice!! Sid and Marty Krofft's Sigmund and the Sea Monsters returns to TV..or rather..internet TV, as Amazon Prime celebrates the re-launch of this retro series starring our buddy David Arquette alongside Solomon Stewart, Kyle Breitkopf, and Rebecca Bloom.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cinemax Announces 2018 Original Programming Lineup

CINEMAX has an explosive lineup set for Friday nights in 2018, with a varied slate of dynamic, action-packed original programming highlighted by new and returning series.

 “We are very excited to present a slate that moves CINEMAX back in the direction of fun, often adrenalized, and always entertaining series,” says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “We have strategically seized upon co-production opportunities that allow us to maximize the impact and production value of these shows for our viewers.”

TAMAGOTCHI IS BACK

'90s kids hoping to relive their childhood can now do so in full glory with the return of everyone’s favorite digital pet, Tamagotchi®!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States and to memorialize the occasion, Bandai America is releasing a smaller version of the device in limited quantities on November 5, 2017. Totally Awesome!

Awakening and evoking nostalgic feelings from the mid-to-late '90s, this smaller Tamagotchi device features the familiar egg shape, pixelated LCD charm, and, of course, the recurrent need for tender-loving-care that endeared fans in 1997 when it was first released! Like the original Tamagotchi device, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters. To pay homage to fans, the mini Tamagotchi will also feature the iconic packaging design of the original Tamagotchi device. Now, both original fans and new fans can obsess over caring for their Tamagotchi character, and as they do the character will uniquely grow and develop.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NYCC 2017: Technical Difficulties

Sooo..we attempted to overcome our laptop shortfall and failed miserably. I blame society. That being the case, for the sake of speed and the betterment of your entertainment, i'm not going to watermark a dang thing for one whole show!

Our speediest #NYCC coverage will be posted to https://www.youtube.com/user/IdleHandsBloghttps://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/collections and @idlehandsblog on Instagram!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Holiday Geekbook: Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book


Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book reviewed by Evelynn Faith Moon

I was pretty pumped to be given this book to play with, like all good comic book geeks I would LOVE to be as gifted as the artists I read on the page, so a dot to dot book seems like one avenue to fulfil my fantasy of creating a Marvel masterpiece. I am a big fan of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and Thomas Pavitte is known for creating a dot to dot version of the Mona Lisa, which is no small feat. I was excited to dive in and see what he did with some familiar faces.

I feel like an idiot now that I’m looking at the cover again it literally says “Spider Man 1000”, so that should have been my first clue as to how many dots I was in store for.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TTPM Holiday Showcase: Bandai on Zak Storm, Mech-X4 & Power Rangers

Taking 2 minutes to shift gears from New York Comic Con to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, where many a reveal hit the show floor, much to my surprise! We weren't allowed access to Bandai at Toy Fair 2017, so seeing them at this small-ish NY event was excellent, and you'd best believe we took full advantage of our unencumbered time in front of their new toys. Let's take a look at everything that was on hand...

NYCC 2017: VIZ Media Details Acquisition Of Anime Series INFINI-T FORCE

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the acquisition of INFINI-T FORCE, a hero-action series from the legendary anime studio, Tatsunoko Production. The acquisition includes rights for digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise in North America, Latin America and Oceania. In addition, VIZ Media has acquired the feature-length movie, debuting in Japan in early 2018; this acquisition includes theatrical rights.

NYCC 2017: Pumpkinhead Descends on Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce their new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop original comic book projects based on the cult classic Pumpkinhead film franchise. The ever-talented Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Micronauts, Monsters Unleashed) has been tapped to serve as writer for the terrifying horror tale, slated to hit shelves in February 2018. 

In the original Pumpkinhead film, a group of teenagers inadvertently kill a young boy in rural Appalachia, and his father seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. Instead, she invokes The Pumpkinhead - a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Harley's bloodlust. As the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Harley confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast - and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever. A "vivid, stylish, atmospheric" film as described by The Hollywood Reporter, the Pumpkinhead film features a hypnotic, heart-rending performance by Lance Henriksen and the directorial vision of special effects master Stan Winston, and spawned three sequels.

NYCC and Keanu Reeves Join Forces for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

ReedPOP is calling upon New York Comic Con Fans to be the true heroes at this year’s show by donating to a newly created Puerto Rico relief effort. The campaign, in association with Keanu Reeves, Hollywood and Puerto Rican film makers, and CINE, launches today on the New York Comic Con page of the Cine.org website. There will also be a direct link in the header of the New York Comic Con site. The goal is to raise $200K for the immediate aid for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico - including Vieques and Culebra.

NYCC 2017: Image Comics Exclusives, Signings & More

We are ONE WHOLE DAY away from the start of New York Comic Con 2017!! Image Comics sends word of all the insanity they are bringing to the show floor with exclusive items, booth signings you won't want to miss, panels and so much more. Let's get into it!

Image Comics is pleased to return to New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

TTPM 2017 Holiday Showcase: Playmates Mysticons Toy Line

We gave the merest mention of this line at Toy Fair 2017 via images of the wall outside of the playmates booth...and nothing more! While the toy line was on display (in prototype form), we were not allowed to do any shooting, so the toys would have to remain a mystery...UNTIL TODAY! Thanks to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, we've got pics of the entire first round of toys!

Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon serves as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Episodes began airing at the end of August.

"We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Nelvana on this breakthrough new franchise for girls, as well as expand our partnership with Nickelodeon, with whom we are continuing to build on the tremendous success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", said Thomas Chan, CEO, Playmates Toys. "We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners on Mysticons to develop an innovative toy line that brings the adventure of the series to life."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NYCC 2017: Dark Horse Announces Programming Schedule


I don't mean to make you panic (especially if you are a cosplayer on a time crunch), but New York Comic Con is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!! October 5th will be here before you know it, at which time we may dip into the geeky ocean that is the East Coast's largest gathering of pop culture companies and talent, so we see it as our job at Idle Hands to make sure you don't drown! 

Today we take a look at everything Dark Horse is bringing to the show...which is pretty much all that encompasses Dark Horse at the moment, including Hellboy, American Gods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tomb Raider, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and so much more! Put on your swimmies and dive right in...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Joe Lynch's MAYHEM Gets Blood Splattered Poster

Mayhem Poster Art
Joe Lynch has been a friend to Idle Hands for many, many years now, mostly because our sense of humors are equally fucked up at the best of times, and due to our pseudo-psychotic kinship, I keep an eye out for when he's got a new movie about to drop in a way we, the people's of the muggle world, can see it. NOW IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES.

MAYHEM goes a little something like this:
Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.

Valiant’s Quantum and Woody (2017): The Most Variant Cover Of All Time!!

Valiant sure seems proud of itself to announce THE MOST VARIANT COVER OF ALL TIME! – an unholy and experimental combination of comic book history’s most noted, notorious, and obnoxious cover gimmicks – chromium, lenticular, embossing, die-cutting, iridescent ink, and more – onto one highly limited, meticulously crafted edition of December’s QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1!

NYCC 2017: Amazon Prime Video Reveals The Tick & Lore Environments

Amazon's The Tick at New York Comic Con 2017
Amazon Prime Video is sure to stir up excitement at this year’s New York Comic Con with two of their newest shows hitting the floor of the Javits Center. Enter The Tick and Lore – two cult favorites that will be brought to life in the epicenter of sci-fi fandom in a completely immersive way.

Amazon Prime Video made its first foray into the hero universe with The Tick this past summer, which subsequently took San Diego Comic-Con fans by storm. The Tick will be back in a big blue way for this year’s NYCC and is bringing his companion, Dangerboat, along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Watch the Full Netflix Punisher Trailer

Netflix Marvel Studios The Punisher
CHILLS!! A good trailer should illicit them whether you are familiar with the characters or not. For me, growing up a Marvel Comics kid, the chills come often with the release of each new Marvel Studios movie trailer, but not as often with the Netflix trailers (though CAGE was an exception). Now we get a new trailer for the Netflix solo Punisher TV series with Jon Bernthal in the staring role, prepared to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and..ya know...all out of bubblegum...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Special Encore Screenings Announced for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

Both due to overwhelming response of moviegoers to this week's screenings of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, and as a way to ensure that those fans who were impacted by Hurricane Irma get a chance to see the milestone Star Trek film on the big screen... Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have scheduled two encore screenings of the the 1982 classic!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday Nights At The Asylum at Cinemark Theaters

Moviegoers will go insane every Thursday night as The Asylum - the studio behind the Sharknado franchise phenomenon partners with Cinemark Theatres for a weekly late-night theatrical movie series. Thursday Night at The Asylum launches on September 28, 2017 in 76 Cinemark theaters across the country. (tickets: Cinemark.com/asylum)

Targeting students in college markets and film enthusiasts in general, attendees will have the option of a low cost $5 general admission ticket or a $10 Premium Ticket which will include a digital download of the movie. Thursday Nights at The Asylum will also offer attendees a unique glimpse into Hollywood with a chance to meet the filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions, including a walk on role in an Asylum film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection

Dark Horse Books Announces the HELLBOY Omnibus Collection
In 1994, Mike Mignola released the first Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction and introduced the world to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For more than 20 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dead By Daylight Welcomes Leatherface to The Family

Dead by Daylight Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Maassacre
The crew at Dead By Daylight have been adding new content to their killer vs survival team game with little fanfare, since it hit the market, save for that one time we played COUNTDOWN TIL MICHAEL MEYERS!! Damn..was that only last year? Seems like a long time ago. I'm aging before your eyes, folks. Based on that Halloween hype, you would think we would have had a pile of creeper teasers leading up to the introduction of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre...but nope..no party at all.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYCC 2017: Freeform Rolls Out Plans for Shadowhunters, Beyond, Siren, Cloak & Dagger

As the network doubles down on genre programming, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, announced today that it will be presenting an unprecedented three hours of genre programming panels and screenings with cast and executive producers from several original series including “Shadowhunters,” “Beyond” and new original drama “Siren” at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 7.

Your First Look at the 2018 Movie Hellboy

Hellboy 2018 Movie Reveal
As shooting starts in the UK on the re-booted Hellboy franchise, Directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (The Blood Queen), Ian McShane (Professor Broom) and others, we assumed we would be patiently waiting for production to wrap before we'd see anything more than a teaser from the set. WE WERE WRONG!

Here's a super jacked up David Harbour as HELLBOY!! Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy) has stated Hellboy's right hand of doom is NOT CGI... 100% practical with articulated fingers and the potential to kick demon ass.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Guess who's back...back again...with lens flare...and a Death Star...   I kid of course, but we aren't kidding about the return of J.J. Abrams to the Star Wars Universe! The man who ushered in the successful return of Star Wars to the big screen is circling around for a final run at the behemoth franchise to close out the new trilogy.

Disney dropped the announcement today:

J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

HASCON 2017: Marvel Legends Continue to Dominate

Hascon 2017 Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures
As expected, Hasbro was not going to waste the opportunity to show off as much new product as possible at their first ever HASCON in Providence, RI. While a full lineup of Black Panther merchandise was absolutely the show stopper, long time Legends fans were lighting the message boards ablaze with talk of new figure reveals and what each character selection means for future waves of action figures. For us at Idle Hands, we read NOTHING into anything Hasbro does these days. It's clear the creatives over there have a wishlist they are running down, including Toy Biz figures in dire need of a Hasbro update, movie and TV stars they can now do justice to with the help of new sculpting technology, and characters they never dreamed they would be allowed to make before as retailer faith in the brand reaches new highs, allowing for waves of characters not weighed down by obligatory inclusions of Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man variants. Let's take a look at what Hasbro revealed on the show floor this past weekend...