Friday, August 31, 2012

A Fantastic Minimate assortment headed to stores

Diamond is celebrating the return of the Human Torch to the pages of Fantastic Four with an all new, all Fantastic, series of Minimates.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

How many reasons are there to not read The Goon?

Apparently, there are quite a few. Dark Horse Comics' The Goon is a consistently good time, but the publisher would like to remind you all that *yes* there are reasons not to read the book.

Not necessarily good reasons per say, and maybe not reasons that might apply to all that many people... but reasons nonetheless.

EA shakes up NHL 13 with women's Olympic stars and Legendary players

Here's a first- the inclusion of female players in a major sports release form EA Sports.

The female stars that'll be on the roster for EA Sports' NHL 13 will of the Olympian variety- and they won't be alone as a whole new cast of Hockey Legends will be playable too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Godfather celebrate 40 years with new Archive Book

For fans of The Godfather, this might just be an offer they can't refuse (sorry) - The Godfather: The Official Motion Picture Archives is a guide to the movies like no other.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Scouts go for world record at Chicago Toy and Game Fair

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair will play host to a world record attempt this November. the record? The most people playing a card game at one time.

Spider-Man and Star Trek headline this week's DST releases

This week's offering list from Diamond Select Toys is packed full of Spidey movie collectables, a pair of awesomely retro (Mego-styled) Star Trek: The Next Generation figures, and a very cool steampunk flavored statue.

Catch some pulpy, noire-filled action with The Black Beetle

It's superhero action with a noire twist in the return of Dark Horse's The Black Beetle, with a brand new creator owned series from Francesco Francavilla.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Doctor is in at New York Comic Con

The upcoming NYCC will play host to former Dr.Who, Peter Davison. No word on where he'll be parking the TARDIS...

Diamond announces new Star Trek line

Diamond Select's new Trek line, Star Trek Select, will be beaming into comic and specialty shops early next year. The first offering is perhaps the most recognizable character in the franchise's long history- Spock.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Halloween Comic Fest brings on the Dead

DST has a very special The Walking Dead Minimate two pack on the way for the inaugural comic shop event- Halloween Comic Fest.

Star Wars Celebration radio returns to Sirius/XM

The limited run channel returns to the satellite radio service just in time for the annual mega-con at the end of the month.

Dredd goes slo-mo in new trailer

Judge Dredd's return to the big screen isn't too far off in the forthcoming Dredd 3D. The newest trailer for the comic book/action flick shows off some pretty impressive slow motion effects in a firefight scene.
Warning- this one's not for kids

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DST announces this week's arrivals

Fear Itself arrives in comic and specialty shops today in Minimate form. Oh- and a neon Iron Man. No, neon. Look, I'm not going to keep repeating myself, just click on through for the goods.

Chicago Toy and Game Fair honors Guess Who?

The creators of Guess Who the game, to be more precise (and a pile of other classics). The Coster family will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the event.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Boomphones go boom on your head

They're headphones! They're a boombox! Stop- you're both right!

So what does Google spend its billions on?

The internet search (and about a million other things) giant Google has a lot of cash in their vaults. Like, a lot. So what do they do with it all?

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transforms retail shelves today

The sequel to High Moon's Transformers: War for Cybertron hits stores today. Just in case you haven't made up your mind yet on the purchase yet, Activision has released a launch trailer to give you a peek at the game's finer points- those being Grimlock, Metroplex, and a whole lotta explosions.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: The North End of the World (comics)

The North End of the World mixes real world history into folklore in a beautifully told story about the the Indians of the Pacific Northwest- and a man obsessed with their way of life.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A special note from Mattel about Club Eternia

Just in case you forgot (I did), Matty would like to remind you that there will be no Club Eternia figure this month. Don't worry though, all 12 monthlies are still on track to get to your front door by year end.

Battle Beasts Minimates series one unchained

"Years in the making" - DST has finally taken the wraps off of the complete first series of its upcoming Battle Beasts Minimate two-packs. Click on through for a full look at this fantastic new line.

The Prelude to Halo 4 sounds pretty good

As far as promotional video's go, the Halo Prelude released by 343 Industries today is pretty cool. The music, which much has been said about, definitely isn't classically Halo, and yet- it is.

Her Universe unveils Star Wars Celebration exclusives

Her Universe creator (and voice of Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars TV Show) Ashley Eckstein revealed the panels, cool happenings, and show exclusive items that the clothing and accessory company will have on hand for Star Wars Celebration VI later this month.

Young Inventors Challenge featured at Chicago Toy and Game Fair

The annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair will play host to some young toy innovators as the Young Inventors Challenge showcases what the next generation of inventors has in store for the toy world.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Maddening glamour shots of Alice in action from DST

If you're not sold on the new series of Alice: Madness Returns toys from Diamond, click on through to check out some awesome shots of the toys in 'action'. And if you're a fan (in which case you probably have 'em all already), nab some ideas for your display.

The Walking Dead rise again- with a second series of Minimates

The first series of DST's The Walking Dead Minimates aren't even out yet, but like a walker that just won't stop coming- another set of two-packs are on the way for November.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow to launch on PC day and date with consoles

Konami announced today that its vampiric sequel to the rebooted Castlevania series will indeed be making simultaneous appearances on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.

Second issue of Battle Beasts charges into stores

Issue 2 of IDW's Battle Beasts is in comic shops this week and it's packing a whole lot more savage action.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DST announces awesome new light and sound vehicles

Diamond Select announced some very cool new additions to their battery powered line of 1/15th scale replicas this week. Not only will the DeLorean be seeing action yet again in three (!) different variations, but the Munsters Koach and that legend on four wheels- K.I.T.T. will too.

New Football Guys join the Kaskey Kids team

Kaskey Kids is celebrating their tenth anniversary of making sports action figures for kids with a brand new form factor- mini-packs!

Starz and Encore say bye-bye to Summertime with a trio of marathons

The Starz and Encore channels have your Labor Day viewing all planned out with a duo of marathons that'll have you flipping back and forth between the two Starz networks all day long. Then for Tuesday? It's straight up superhero awesome- all day long.

Gamescom: new Star Trek screens set phasers to impressive

Star Trek has been unfortunately MIA for most of the current console generation (and the last for that matter), so it's particularly nice to see these brand new screens from the European Gamescom gaming show looking pretty darned Trek-tacular.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Walking Dead (Minimates) are coming

The first series of Minimates based on hit TV and comic (and videogame) series The Walking Dead is slowly shambling its way into specialty and comic shops everywhere. Just to whet your whistle for all the undead action, collectable maker Diamond Select Toys has taken the nasty little guys out into the real world to wreak some havoc... with awesome results.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gentle Giant unveils offerings for Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration VI is just around the corner (it actually starts this Wednesady) and Gentle Giant will be in attendance with a plethora of cool stuff to forcibly remove your cash from your wallet.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Imagine the possibilities with Fringe

Insight Editions' Fringe contest is now officially in full swing. The competition gives fans the chance to have their name appear in the upcoming companion volume to the popular sic-fi show- September's Notebook.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

From across the Rainbow Bridge- it's Fear Itself Minimates

I haven't read Marvel's Fear Itself mini-series (about an Asgardian war on Earth), but if these new Minimates are anything to go by, I think I may be missing out.

H+ launches on YouTube today

Director/producer Bryan Singer's new project, the web series H+, debuts today on YouTube with the first pair of episodes.

DST celebrates a decade of Marvel by giving you free stuff

Diamond Select Toys has been making Marvel Selects for ten years. I almost can't believe that- to me it seems like only a few years ago that they made those awesome Spider-Man and Punisher figures. Nevertheless though, a decade it has been and the company is celebrating by giving one very lucky winner a treasure trove of toys picked right from their home offices.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clifford is coming to town this Christmas

The big red dog is back. Courtesy of Douglas Company, as they expand their new Clifford line with a Holiday themed addition for Christmas 2012.

New Harry Potter books coming soon

No these aren't new novels, they're some pretty awesome picture books from Insight Editions that should definitely make fans of the wizarding saga smile.

Here's what DST is shipping to stores this week

Comic and specialty shops are getting a dose of Wonderland this week as Alice and 'friends' (as featured in the Madness Returns videogame) hits store shelves along with a Chitauri soldier from the Avengers movie.

Sync your Marvel & comiXology accounts now

E-comic readers rejoice, you can now sync your digital Marvel Comics and comiXology accounts into one big happy e-collection.

Gentle Giant has the Cosmic Cube!

Or at least, the company's new Red Skull bust does. Those who've ordered one of the busts now have a little unexpected bonus to go along with it. Didn't order? There's still time...

Review: Soul Stealer The Collector's Edition (Comics)

Soul Stealer: The Collector's Edition from Blackwatch comics is a trip through an eternal web of gods, monsters, deceit- and a love that breaks the bonds of time.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Matty Collector announces sub results

The results are in and Mattel has announced if Masters of the Universe Classics and DC's Club Infinite Earths action figure subscription clubs will move forward for 2013.  (hint: note the party hat)

AMC launches new contest, pounds DISH

If you don't know, satellite provider DISH dropped AMC last month because of an ongoing lawsuit with the channel's parent company. Now the home of The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad is asking fans to show their dislike for the move and maybe even win some prizes.

Behold- Bruce Lee Mimobot!

Yes, maybe the greatest (definitely the best known) martial artist of all time is now able to tote your data around for you courtesy of Mimobot and Bruce Lee Enterprises.

Monday, August 6, 2012

One more day for MOTUC/DCU subscriptions

Mattel's subscription only toy lines, Masters of the Universe Classics and DC Club Infinite Earths, only have one more day to nab enough subscriptions to move forward for another year. The main man in charge for the company, Scott Neitlich, has a little something to say about that in a new video segment he's produced.

Click through and check it out-

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ziggy helps kids have fun in the sun with new App

 Everybody knows Ziggy. The little guy has been making readers of his strip laugh since 1978 and is still going strong. Now with his new App, he's out to help kids learn about the dangers of sun damage... which, of course, really isn't all that amusing.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

FIFA and Madden confirmed for Wii U

In an announcement that's a surprise only if the word 'obvious' means nothing to you, two of EA's biggest franchises will be coming to Nintendo's new Wii U.

Dredd 3D movie poster unveiled

Judge Dredd makes his rebooted return to theaters this Fall in Dredd 3D. The film may have been shot in native 3D, but the posted is thankfully quite two-dimensional. (otherwise you'd need some fancy glasses to see it)

Go behind the scenes at BotCon

Ah BotCon... the ultimate mecca for Transformers fans. This year's event was held in Dallas, Texas and Activision and High Moon Studios have wrapped the show up in a short video to give you a look at the festivities.

Sundance picks the best films to get you in the Olympic spirit

With the 30th Olympiad in full swing, the Sundance Institute has hand selected its favorite movies to stoke that competitive fire in all of us.