Saturday, February 6, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Living Dead Dolls Welcome Creeps Under Your Bed & Horror Icons In Your Head

Mezco's Living Dead Dolls have been around longer than most of your children. Our creepy lil kid friends constantly surprise us with new designs, expanding our perception of all things creepy and exploring the world's history of horror while nodding to the iconic fiends of horror films...and sometimes making those icons one of the family! Mezco invited us to drop by and take a look at all that's in store for us in creepy baby land for 2016. Let's start with a peek under the bed...

Series 31: Don't Turn Out The Lights
A rustle in a dark corner, a bump in the night, a noise under the bed can all cause such a fright. These are the things of bad dreams and plight, we strongly suggest you Don’t Turn Out The Lights.

The Living Dead Dolls proudly reveal their newest nightmarish series based on the things that make us afraid of the dark, featuring five dolls who exist only in the twilight:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Mezco's One:12 Collective Impresses On All Levels

Last year, if you would have asked a seasoned collector to point at the most impressive action figure line of the moment, you would probably see many a finger pointed squarely at the Hot Toys 12 inch lines. This year, not only do they have a great deal of competition in their own category, but Mezco has stepped up with their One:12 Collective line and looks to raise our expectations, forcing the rest of the pack to re-think what a quality collector product should look like.

Redesigning the 6" scale figure category by combining posable action figures with real cloth outfitting, in a similar fashion to the 1/6th scale and larger collectibles. Mezco's One:12 Collective line will present a multitude of different characters from numerous brands.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ratchet and Clank in Theaters April 29th

This one.....COMPLETELY flew past me. Had no idea they were even making a movie. Honestly, I blame you. The illustrious history of Hollywood transforming video game properties into mega blockbuster movies continues! Who could forget Super Mario Bros?? Or Postal?? We've got a couple of TV ads from Ratchet and Clank that will allow us to decide if this newest project lives up to its predecessors.

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

Toy Fair 2016: Disney Store Exclusive Captain America: Civil War Action Figures

This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

The three figures are:
-          Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.

Toy Fair 2016: Marvel Legends Captain America Civil War 6 inch Action Figure Images Drop

Sorry to beat a dead horse...and I promise we'll get to another company/topic very soon! But right now, some lucky guy (who is probably in deep trouble right now) got to sit in front of a display of new Captain America/ Civil War Marvel Legends 6 inch action figures and took some lovely pictures he then shared with the world...or one friend who then went OH MY GOD YOU GUYS LOOK AT THE PLASTIC!!! ...and then they were everywhere. We've got images of Black Panther (Civil War Movie), Iron Man (Civil War Movie) and Nick Fury (Classic Comic), from a wave that's reported to include a Build-A-Figure Giant Man (Civil War Movie), Captain America (Civil War Movie), Nuke (Comic Version) and Red Guardian (Comic Version). ...That last figure wins the "did not see that coming" award. I don't think I've ever even read a comic with Red Guardian in it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Hasbro's Marvel Legends 3.75 inch Comic 2 Packs Return

If there's one thing toy fans can say Hasbro is 100% great at, it's branding. Their Star Wars Black Series strikes an impressive visual on the shabby toy pegs of any retail store. When something like that works, you see what else you can extend the brand to include...like 3.75 inch figures, roleplay items and more. The packaging instantly screams "THIS IS A COLLECTOR PIECE"...even though the toy screams to be let out of it's packaging so you can make pew pew noises. With the renewed interest in 6 inch Marvel Legends, Hasbro has now taken the name over to their 3.75 inch Marvel Comics action figure line and have no plans of slowing down production.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: Full Details on LEGO's Captain America: Civil War Sets

Sometimes there are news items that are have already been explored by the uber fans, but can be unfamiliar to the average person with geeky interests. LEGO's Marvel Super Heroes Captain America: Civil War building sets could be counted among these topics. Still, reporting on new news as it drops sometimes means you get bits of the story a little at a time, and so those that pop in later can combine all those bits into a fairly comprehensive report. Today, Idle Hands forms Voltron with all the bits and pieces of info around the inerwebs to show you a fairly complete picture of these new Marvel LEGO sets, complete with eye candy and a run down of all the features you'll want to explore when you tear your boxes open on release day.
**SPOILER WARNING** Details of these sets will no doubt reveal plot points for Captain America: Winter Soldier, so continue at your own risk!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Toy Fair 2016: "Live" Shots of Hasbro's Captain America Civil War Toy Lines

We are still around two weeks off from the New York International Toy Fair, where everything that's been under wraps to photographers attending shows around the world will be unveiled and ready to debut! While that seems like a lifetime to wait, we'll still do our best to bring you the latest news drops, toy company teases, and straight up reveals as they present themselves to us. Today, we've got one such unveiling of a line we've seen a fair amount of official pics for...but as every collector knows, the difference between a prototype image made pretty for public consumption and the finished product you can hold in your hand can be two different planets entirely. That said, Matt from JediNews gives us a look at how Hasbro's Captain America: Civil War toy line turned out!

Toy Fair 2016: JAKKS Warcraft Figures and Roleplay Weapons

BATTLE!! Seems to be a reoccurring theme in most movie toy lines these days! Even if you aren't a big gamer, it should be obvious a movie called WARCRAFT is going to feature dudes in armor smacking each other around with giant medievely weapons. Based on the mega popular video game franchise (aka eater of lives), Warcraft does indeed feature dudes in armor, but also massive orcs with battle axes and such, so this cast is diverse! Here's a little movie background...

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders; Orc Warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Justice League Action Coming to Cartoon Network

Last night, as we sat trying to understand Freakazoid...really...really hard, we wondered if there were any DC Comics cartoons left on TV beyond those screaching, arm flailing muppets from Teen Titans Go! Today, there's a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

There’s a new DC Animated Series on the way… and this one’s all about the action. Justice League Action is a brand new, quarter-hour series from Warner Bros. Animation that will be coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Featuring the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman, the Dark Knight will join with Superman and Wonder Woman and the rest of DC’s iconic team of heroes in a series that promises to put the action back in heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Episodes will be eleven minutes in length, meaning that the action will be tightly-paced and exciting. And awesome!