At Wondercon 2013 the gang at Super7 have gone from concept and announcement (Comic Con last year) to full on prototypes and release date (August) for their ReAction ‘Alien’ line.
Also comes the announcement this weekend that they also hold the license for ‘Aliens’ so if the first line does as well as expected the will follow up with vintage-esque figures (and vehicles?) from the second film.
Check out this awesome blister carded shaped display for the new figures.
Also on display were there fast food-esque drinking glasses. These should be available in June.
If you’ve never been to the Toy’R'Us in Times Square in Manhattan you owe yourself a trip to the Big Apple. It’s a site to behold, with an indoor ferris wheel, a T-Rex and always has some amazing displays of some of our favorite movie toys (like this one and this one). A new display was installed today for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and it is a site to behold!
Our man on the inside MartyMcFly160 sent us these images of the brand new Hall of Armors display, full of Hasbro figures.
Where can I get one of these for my house?
A BIG “thank you” to Marty for sending us the images!
The Season 3 finale of “The Walking Dead” airs this weekend, and readers of the long-running Skybound comic book on which the show is based cannot wait to see how the Prison vs. Woodbury story arc will play out on the small screen. Coincidentally, Diamond Select Toys is busy prepping their third series of comic-based Walking Dead Minimates for release, and we thought we’d show off the final packaging for the Toys “R” Us assortment! Rick in Riot Gear with Guard Zombie, Dexter with Dreadlock Zombie, Glenn with Vest Zombie and Carol with Pole Zombie are all due out at Toys “R” Us and on toysrus.com in May.
Around the same time, comic shops and specialty stores will get their own exclusive assortment, including Rick, Dexter, Hershel and Tyreese.
Check out the pics, pre-order the specialty assortment and enjoy the finale!
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment reveal the two iconic characters headed to the ultimate finals of the Injustice Battle Arena. The semi-final rounds kicked off this week, advancing legendary powerhouse characters to the final showdown.
The speed and agility of The Flash was pitted against quick-witted skill and gadgetry of Batman, while in the second match-up, Green Lantern harnessed the power of his ring against Superman himself, a clear fan favorite throughout the Battle Arena.
The thousands of fan votes have been tabulated, and the victors have been chosen.
Fighting their way through four weeks of preliminaries, the quarterfinal and semi-final rounds, to now face off in the Finals – the Battle Arena will come down to a final match between Batman and Superman, kicking of April 8th.
See these final contenders, in the matches that ultimately sealed their fate and their spot in the finals.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios. The title debuts a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.
A Showdown Four Decades Later: William Shatner Faces the Alien Gorn Again in Promo for Upcoming Release of STAR TREK ®: THE VIDEO GAME
Reprise of legendary 1967 TV battle between Shatner’s Captain Kirk and lizard-like alien puts spotlight on STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME, set for April 23 release
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 29, 2013) – More than four decades after they first squared off on an isolated desert planet, William Shatner comes face-to-face again with the menacing Gorn species of STAR TREK fame … but this time the battle begins on a comfy sofa with the two former foes seated in front of a video screen as they fight again in promotion for the April 23 release of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME. The Kirk-Gorn rematch can be seen below:
The original Kirk-Gorn duel was seen in the classic 1967 “Arena” episode of the STAR TREK series. Millions of people have viewed the original on YouTube -
In the promotional video, which debuted Thursday exclusively on Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com), Shatner and a stunt man in a replica Gorn suit are seen casually playing STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME when a dispute leads to a friendly fight re-enacting actual choreographed punches from the classic TV brawl blow-for-blow. This time, however, couch pillows replace what appeared to be “space rocks” that were thrown the first time around.
“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” commented LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, the studio releasing the game. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”
After spending a day on the set with the Gorn to create the video, veteran actor Shatner, who originated the role of Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, added: “It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene. It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”
The highly anticipated STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features a vastly updated version of the Gorn as the key foe to legendary duo Kirk and Spock. Players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, who work together to get to the heart of a mysterious attack by an enemy with unimaginable strength – a re-imagined version of the Gorn. In an entirely original story, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk, the Gorn is a terrifying threat, with an army that could overwhelm Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise.
The all-new video showdown between the two STAR TREK icons can also be found online at www.startrekgame.comstarting today, and highlights the co-op play that is at the heart of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME, which will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Pre-ordering is available now.
The promotional video was produced in-house under the creative direction of Senior Vice President Brian Miller and shot on location in a ranch-style home in suburban Los Angeles. The original 1967 Kirk-Gorn fight can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SK0cUNMnMM, courtesy of CBS Television.
Ask Yoda-bunny for The Empire Strikes OutTMAvailable on DVD March 26th
Easter is just around the corner, so we thought we would help out Star Wars fans by providing you with a guide to how you can decorate your own LEGO Star Wars-inspired Easter eggs. With our step-by-step guide you will be able to re-create all your favorite LEGO Star Wars characters including Yoda, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.
STEP #1Hard boil your eggs
To save a lot of mess and wasted time make sure you hard boil your eggs before decorating them.
STEP #2 Choose your characters
There are plenty of Star Wars characters to choose from, favourites of ours include Yoda, C-3PO, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Darth Maul.
STEP #3 Prepare your paint and colors
To decorate your LEGO Star Wars inspired eggs it is best use either poster or acrylic paint and to use the right colors for each character. Here is a helpful color guide for you:
DarthMaul: black, red, white Yoda: green DarthVADAR: black, grey
Stormtrooper: white, black C-3PO: yellow, gold, white R2-D2: blue, white, black
STEP #4 Prepare your brushes
Eggs are pretty small so it is best to use very small brushes for your eggs. For the really detailed ones like R2-D2 a felt-tip pen is advised.
STEP #5 Use a pencil first
Some of you more experienced decorators may want to dive straight in but if you are unsure of your artistic ability then use a pencil to trace where your paint will go before you begin with the brush.
STEP #6 Start decorating – take your time
You are now ready to get going. Don’t rush straight in, take your time and make sure that each colour is dry before you add any extra details
STEP #7 Coat your egg with glue
To protect the paint and give a cool shine to your egg you can coat your themed Easter egg with PVC glue.
STEP #8 Don’t stop at one
So you’ve now got a kick-ass LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter egg character, but why stop there? Don’t let your character get lonely, make a whole bunch and begin re-creating your favorite scenes.
STEP #9 Make your eggs 3D
To make your LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter eggs even better why not add extras to each character. Maybe you could add some cotton wool to make Yoda’s white hair, or some colored Play-Doh as Darth Maul’s horns.
STEP #10 Show off your LEGO Star Wars-inspired Easter eggs
You now have an awesome set of LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter eggs to show-off to all your friends. If you want you can even share this guide with them as well, so you can compare your LEGO Star Wars-inspired creations.
Everyone knows what Tony Stark will be wearing in this summer’s Iron Man 3, but what will the Iron Man 3 toys be wearing? Diamond Select Toys has worked up some nifty new packaging for their assortment of Minimates based on the movie, and while the Toys “R” Us-exclusive figures are still top-secret, we can show you the full specialty assortment in their boxes right now!
Check out the pictures below, and pre-order at your nearest comic shop or specialty store today!
TUNE-IN FOR THE SEASON THREE FINALE OF “THE WALKING DEAD” AIRING SUNDAY, MARCH 31st AT 9PM ET/PT ON AMC
AND DON’T MISS AMC’S “REAL ORIGINAL THURSDAYS” WITH “COMIC BOOK MEN” AND NEW SERIES “FREAKSHOW” AND “IMMORTALIZED” AIRING THURSDAY, MARCH 28th STARTING AT 9PM ET/PT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tune-in for the finale of the undead television phenomenon that continues to deliver strong ratings, reaching over 11 million viewers this past week. The season three finale of “The Walking Dead” airs on Sunday, March 31st at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. This season, critics have been raving about the series, including The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman who said, “This series just gets better every season — sometimes every episode. It remains compelling and scary and has some of the best characters on television.”
This week AMC kicks off Zombie Apocalypse Marathon, airing each episode of “The Walking Dead” to date every night in primetime. Throughout the week, episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 will air in order, followed by a Season 3 marathon on Sat., Mar. 30 at 8/7c that leads up to the Season 3 Finale, “Welcome to the Tombs” on Sun, Mar. 31 at 9/8c.
On the season three finale of “The Walking Dead,” “Welcome to the Tombs,” Rick and the group have to seriously consider if the prison is worth defending as the Governor’s impending attack looms over their heads.
Then, catch a new episode of the live after-show “Talking Dead” hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10pm ET/PT.
WHITE COLLAR STAR MATT BOMER TO ATTEND WORLD PREMIERE OF SUPERMAN: BOUND FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT WONDERCON 2013
Matt Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit series White Collar, has joined the panel for the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Unbound this Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the WonderCon marquee evening event in the Anaheim Convention Center.
As the voice of Superman, Bomer will headline the post-screening panel discussion alongside Castle star Molly Quinn (the voice of Supergirl), producer/director James Tucker (Justice League), screenwriter Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Moderator Gary Miereanu will guide the proceedings, offering glimpses into future DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and exclusive prizes for some lucky fans in attendance.
In Superman: Unbound, a destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the destruction alone. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 DC Comics release “Superman: Brainiac,” the film’s stellar voicecast also includes John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Unbound will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and For Download on May 7, 2013.
Prior to the premiere, the Superman: Unbound panelists Quinn, Tucker, Goodman and Romano will sign WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the DC Entertainment booth.
See Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor & more at Innoventions at Disneyland beginning April 13!
Have you ever wanted to tour Tony Stark‘s workshop yourself? Now you’ll have your chance!
To celebrate the upcoming release of “Iron Man 3,” opening in theaters and IMAX 3D May 3, an exciting new exhibit is coming to Innoventions at Disneyland park in California, featuring actual set pieces from the film!
Beginning April 13, “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries” will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII, the same suits featured in “Iron Man 3.” And you will even be able to virtually “suit up” yourself! Through simulation technology, guests will be able to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts.
Come experience “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries” when it opens at Innoventions in Disneyland park April 13, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more on this awesome exhibit and all things “Iron Man 3″ before it soars into theaters and IMAX 3D May 3!