Television – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:30:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 61893577 Available Today: New Doctor Who Releases From BBC Home Entertainment Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Content http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/available-today-new-doctor-who-releases-from-bbc-home-entertainment-featuring-never-before-seen-bonus-content/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/available-today-new-doctor-who-releases-from-bbc-home-entertainment-featuring-never-before-seen-bonus-content/#comments Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=165509 SAY FAREWELL TO THE TWELFTH DOCTOR WITH NEW RELEASES FROM BBC HOME ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT

DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME & DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 13, 2018

        

New York – February 12, 2018 – On February 13, 2018 celebrate the end of an era as BBC Home Entertainment releases Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, the highly anticipated 2017 Christmas special, on Blu-ray and DVD, and Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years on Blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen bonus content.

DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME

Street Date: February 13, 2017

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.), $24.98 (Canada)

BD $24.98 (U.S.), $30.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc

 

Twice Upon A Time – the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Time Lord, which found record-setting success with its Christmas Day airing on BBC AMERICA – sees the Doctor come face to face with…the Doctor! The epic conclusion to the Twelfth Doctor era features the return of Pearl Mackie as well as special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter movies), and culminates in a historic regeneration that introduces the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Newcomers have the perfect opportunity to catch the new Doctor’s adventures from the very start, while fans of the Classic series will be delighted by the return of the First Doctor (Bradley, who previously played the very first actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time). Bonus content on this Blu-ray and DVD release includes Doctor Who Extra.

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS

Street Date: February 13, 2017

Suggested Retail Price: BD $129.99 (U.S.), $166.00 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 1969 mins + bonus content / 14-disc set

 

The Complete Peter Capaldi Years includes all three Twelfth Doctor seasons plus Peter Capaldi’s very first appearance in Doctor Who – years before he took over the iconic role – as Caecilius in the Tenth Doctor episode The Fires of Pompeii. Chock full of extras – with all of the bonus materials from seasons eight, nine, and ten, plus a new disc full of additional content, including never-before-seen deleted scenes from season eight – this Blu-ray set is a must have for any collector.

 

 

Available Now from BBC Home Entertainment:

 

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.) / $24.98 (Canada)

BD/UHD Combo $29.98 (U.S.) / $37.48 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 90 mins + bonus content / single disc

 

DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY: SEASON TWO

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $29.98 (U.S.)

BD $34.98

Length: Approx. 450 mins / 2-disc set

 

TOP GEAR 24

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.) / $24.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 420 mins + bonus content / 3-disc set

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX: HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $24.98 (U.S.), $29.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 120 mins / single disc

 

THE MOONSTONE

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 (U.S.), $43.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 225 mins / single disc

 

DAN TDM ON TOUR

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $22.97 (U.S.), $29.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 90 mins + bonus content / single disc

 

THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES: SEASON FOUR

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $35.99 (U.S.) / $49.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 480 mins / 3-disc set

 

HIM

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.) / $24.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 135 mins / single disc

 

THE REAL ANIMALS OF PETER RABBIT

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.) / $24.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 100 mins / single disc

 

Coming Soon from BBC Home Entertainment:

February 13, 2018

HEY DUGGEE: THE RESCUE BADGE AND OTHER STORIES

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $14.97 (U.S.) / $19.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 70 mins / single disc

 

February 20, 2018

BLOOD OF THE VIKINGS: LAST OF THE VIKINGS

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.) / $24.98 (Canada)

Length: Approx. 50 mins / single disc

 

 

About BBC Worldwide North America

BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two studios based in Los Angeles – BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and the limited series The Night Of; and Adjacent Productions, producers of Life Below Zero and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.

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‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ Season 8 Announced, New Playset Also Revealed http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-8-announced-new-playset-also-revealed/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-8-announced-new-playset-also-revealed/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=165423 Hasbro just revealed its MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP playset ahead of New York Toy Fair 2018! Today Hasbro and Discovery Family also announced the 8th season of the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

 

In Friendship is Magic, the Ponies have long lived in the Kingdom of Equestria.  In the new season, premiering on Discovery Family this spring, the setting changes for the first time as the Mane 6 Ponies leave Equestria to start the Magical School of Friendship.  The new toy, available this fall, is a huge playset that allows kids to explore the various classrooms in the school.

MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP Playset

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Inspired by the storyline in MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 8, the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Both classrooms are themed around classes in the series, taught by the Mane 6! Including a 3-inch TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure and school accessories, she can explore classrooms, store accessories in the lockers, reveal magical colors in the fashion class, and ride the elevator. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

THE SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!  SEASON EIGHT OF MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 24 ON DISCOVERY FAMILY

– Season Eight of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Picks Up Following the Events of  “My Little Pony: The Movie” with New Characters and Songs Throughout 26 Magical Episodes  Beginning Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c –

 

(Miami, FL) – Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria — Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c, Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

 

Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back-to-back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!

 

This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents, Princess Celestia’s big acting debut and Spike’s journey to adulthood — getting his wings. Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling, Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony, Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin, Yona the Yak and Sandbar the Pony, joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest, Las Pegasus and more. Fan-favorite characters Maud Pie, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic!

 

Leading up to the season eight premiere, Discovery Family celebrates all things pony by binging the most magical episodes from the past seven seasons during the PONY PALOOZA takeover beginning bright and early at 6a/5c on Saturday, March 17 and running all week long during the day up to the season premiere on Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c. Revisit legendary moments throughout the series including the royal wedding of Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and Shining Armor, the crowning of Twilight Sparkle as a princess, the birth and “Crystalling” of Baby Flurry Heart, the origin of the Mane 6 cutie marks and classic guest appearances from “Weird Al” Yankovic as Cheese Sandwich, Patton Oswalt as Daring Do super fan Quibble Pants and William Shatner as Grand Pear.

 

Launched in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving

Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.

 

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Hasbro Studios for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Hasbro Studios. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.

 

About Discovery Family

The leading television destination for families in the United States, Discovery Family is available in more than 57 million U.S. homes and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. Discovery Family is programmed with an inspirational mix of family-friendly series and movies and Hasbro Studios’ popular animation franchises, including MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, LITTLEST PET SHOP and the Emmy-winning TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS. Families can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Discovery Family GO – the network’s first TV Everywhere app offering live and on demand access to your favorite Discovery Family series and specials. For 2018-to-date, Discovery Family ranks as the #1 most co-viewed kid’s network among Kids 2-11 watching with an Adult 18-49 in Total Day and Prime.

 

About Hasbro 

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

 

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@Netflix Launches Trailer for Marvel’s JESSICA JONES http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/netflix-launches-trailer-for-marvels-jessica-jones/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/netflix-launches-trailer-for-marvels-jessica-jones/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=165222 Netflix Launches Trailer for Marvel’s JESSICA JONES

It takes a monster, to stop a monster.

Today, Netflix released the second trailer for its highly anticipated original series Marvel’s JESSICA JONES.

Marvel’s JESSICA JONES returns for a second season on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 on Netflix.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an incredible returning cast that includes Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) and new cast members Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez, among others.

Marvel’s JESSICA JONES on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter”), Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.

For more information, follow the show’s social pages:
Instagram: instagram.com/marvelsjessicajones/
Facebook: facebook.com/MarvelsJessicaJones/
Twitter: twitter.com/jessicajones
Netflix: netflix.com/jessicajones

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@Nickelodeon Reveals First-Look of Characters in Brand-New Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series @TMNT #TMNT http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/nickelodeon-reveals-first-look-of-characters-in-brand-new-rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-animated-series-tmnt-tmnt/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/nickelodeon-reveals-first-look-of-characters-in-brand-new-rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-animated-series-tmnt-tmnt/#comments Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=165101 BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon today revealed a first-look of the characters in its brand-new animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series debuts later this year on Nickelodeon.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the characters in a fresh new way, featuring jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The 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, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.

The Turtles’ hold distinct personality traits and skills, including: Raphael, as the oldest and biggest brother, he is the leader full of enthusiasm and bravado; Leonardo, the self-professed ‘coolest’ brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello, a mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; and Michelangelo, the youngest brother, a skateboarder and artist who is wild and imaginative.

Viewers can visit the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles page on Nick.com for more information and follow @TMNT for Turtle Power updates. The character art was revealed today on Facebook Live.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the number-one action figure for the past three years and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honor for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Premieres 1/27 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-rangers-super-ninja-steel-premieres-1-27/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-rangers-super-ninja-steel-premieres-1-27/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 03:00:15 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=163680 Today, Saban Brands announced “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel,” which marks the global franchise’s milestone 25th season of the series, will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

This season will also feature an upcoming special anniversary episode that Power Rangers fans of all ages won’t want to miss.

The premiere episode of “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” will be the 886th episode to air, making it one of the longest-running programs in television history.

As a top-ranked action brand for decades with more than 150 licensees globally, Saban Brands will honor this incredible landmark season for the franchise with year-long consumer events, promotions and partnerships.

Following the premiere of “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” on Saturday, Jan. 27, all-new episodes continue Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S

Created by Haim Saban, the series, and subsequent movies including the 2017 feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

 

In “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel,” the heroic teens find themselves face-to-face with an old enemy when they discover Madame Odius is still alive and more determined than ever to steal the Ninja Nexus Prism and revive its powers for her nefarious purposes. Now it’s up to the Rangers, and some unexpected help from new friends, to use the power of teamwork to protect the Prism, defeat Odius and save the world!

 

Episodes from the previous season, Saban’s “Power Rangers Ninja Steel,” are currently available on Nickelodeon as well as on the Nick App or Nick.com, and fans can access the full Power Rangers library on Netflix.

 

For more information on Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

Created by Haim Saban, the series, and subsequent movies including the 2017 feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

 

In “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel,” the heroic teens find themselves face-to-face with an old enemy when they discover Madame Odius is still alive and more determined than ever to steal the Ninja Nexus Prism and revive its powers for her nefarious purposes. Now it’s up to the Rangers, and some unexpected help from new friends, to use the power of teamwork to protect the Prism, defeat Odius and save the world!

 

Episodes from the previous season, Saban’s “Power Rangers Ninja Steel,” are currently available on Nickelodeon as well as on the Nick App or Nick.com, and fans can access the full Power Rangers library on Netflix.

 

For more information on Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

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AMC Released Today The Official Key Art For The Highly Anticipated Second Half of “The Walking Dead” Season 8 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amc-released-today-the-official-key-art-for-the-highly-anticipated-second-half-of-the-walking-dead-season-8/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amc-released-today-the-official-key-art-for-the-highly-anticipated-second-half-of-the-walking-dead-season-8/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:00:33 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=164534 AMC released today the official key art for the highly anticipated second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 8, which returns Sunday, February 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The art features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) armed and ready for “The Last Stand.”  Photo Credit: AMC

“The Walking Dead” Season 8B Synopsis

All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors.

 

At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker.  Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality.  Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward.

 

But Rick isn’t the only person who’s living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they’re in friendly territory, or if they’ve just made new enemies.  Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war.  In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she’s currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader.

 

In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary.  Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.

 

As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur.  People fighting for what they believe in.  Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.

 

To view the Season 8B teaser, visit: http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead

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DC Superhero Shows Get New Collectibles from DST! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-superhero-shows-get-new-collectibles-from-dst/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-superhero-shows-get-new-collectibles-from-dst/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=164064  

Diamond Select Toys has been capturing the world of DC Comics TV shows in 3-D form for a while now, with action figures and Minimates based on Gotham and iZombie. But there have been other shows waiting in the wings: the DC TV shows on the CW – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – have not gotten the DST treatment… until now! This week sees the first Arrowverse products shipping from DST, with many more to come!

This week, three Vinimates vinyl figures based on The Flash ship to comic shops and online retailers, featuring the Flash, Reverse Flash and Captain Cold. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the block-figure style, and set in an iconic pose from the TV show. Each one comes packaged in a full-color, stackable window box featuring show artwork.

Coming this spring, two Vinimates based on Supergirl will ship to stores – Supergirl and J’onn J’onzz are available for pre-order now, through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. After that, DST will offer a full assortment based on Arrow!

In a more realistic vein, the DC Gallery line of PVC Dioramas will incorporate 9-inch sculptures of each show’s main character. The first two, Supergirl and The Flash, are available for pre-order now, and Arrow will be up for pre-order starting next week! Get a first look at him here!

Find a comic shop at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

 

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AMC RENEWS “THE WALKING DEAD” FOR SEASON NINE http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-season-nine/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/amc-renews-the-walking-dead-for-season-nine/#comments Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=163841 SCOTT M. GIMPLE ELEVATED TO NEW ROLE AS CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, OVERSEEING “THE WALKING DEAD” TELEVISION UNIVERSE, INCLUDING “THE WALKING DEAD,” “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD,” AND FUTURE BRAND EXTENSIONS

 

GIMPLE UPS WRITER/CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANGELA KANG TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SHOWRUNNER OF “THE WALKING DEAD”

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler; group – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2018 – AMC today made a number of announcements related to “The Walking Dead,” the highest-rated cable series in history and the #1 show on television for the last six seasons and counting.  The series is being renewed for a ninth season, to premiere in late 2018; current showrunner Scott M. Gimple is being elevated to Chief Content Officer, overseeing the entire “Dead” television universe, including “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” and potential brand extensions on a variety of platforms; and Angela Kang, who has been a writer on the show since 2011 and co-executive producer since 2013, is being promoted by Gimple to executive producer and showrunner of “The Walking Dead,” starting with season nine.

 

“This is an enormously important day for the entire ‘The Walking Dead’ television universe. We are proud to acknowledge Angela’s significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction.  Further, with gratitude and admiration, we also recognize Scott’s broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe. Together, we will dream bigger and more broadly than ever before,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.  “I know I speak for Angela, Scott and everyone at AMC when I say thanks most of all to the fans and the many talented people who have helped AMC play ‘Dead.’”

 

“‘The Walking Dead’ is a special show which started in an entirely different era of TV, and continues, in this new era, to confidently take chances to tell compelling stories that excite audiences and make them deeply connect with its characters, adapting Robert Kirkman’s brilliant comic book,” Gimple said. “As the show closes in on its tenth year, I’m honored to keep working with the talented, dedicated people behind and in front of the camera to make it all it can be, while expanding the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ with new narratives like ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and a whole host of truly cool stories ahead. Angela is a big part of the heart and soul of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and I’m thrilled to help facilitate her vision of the show’s next era.”

 

“I am beyond thrilled to be stepping into this new role with ‘The Walking Dead.’ Working on this series and having the opportunity to adapt Robert Kirkman’s amazing comic has been a fangirl dream come true for me,” said Kang. “I’m excited to continue working with Scott and the wonderfully supportive folks at AMC, and can’t wait to share the next chapter of the story with our fans next fall.”

 

Produced by AMC Studios, “The Walking Dead” remains the #1 show on television among adults 18-49.  “Fear the Walking Dead” is the #1 cable premiere of all-time and is currently in production on its fourth season, to premiere early this year with a new creative team, several new cast members and – for the first time – Lennie James (Morgan Jones) as a crossover character between the two series. “The Walking Dead” content is featured on AMC’s AMC Premiere commercial-free upgrade option and a recently launched virtual reality app, to name just a few. In partnership with Next Games, AMC has launched a successful mobile game “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land” and a new location-based augmented reality game, “The Walking Dead: Our World” set to launch globally early this year.

 

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and the forthcoming “Dietland,” “The Terror,” “Lodge 49,” and “McMafia.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” “Comic Book Men” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

 

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Coming Soon from Funko: Rick and Morty Plush, Pop! Rides, & Pop! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-rick-and-morty-plush-pop-rides-pop/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-rick-and-morty-plush-pop-rides-pop/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:00:51 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162960 Still reeling for more Rick and Morty after the latest season of Adult Swim’s critically acclaimed animated series?  Lucky for you, new Rick and Morty Galactic Plushie XL, Pop! Rides and Pop! are coming soon!

 

Pop! Rides: Rick and Morty – Mad Max Rick

Mad Max Rick is now featured as a Pop! ride.
Add Rick to your collection as he outruns the Death-Stalkers  in the wastelands of a post-apocalyptic earth!

Coming in February!

Look for Rick’s ship only at Hot Topic!

Pop! Ride: Rick and Morty – Ship

Coming Soon!

Pop! Animation: Rick and Morty S4

This series of Pop! features new characters and variants from season 3!
Including Prison Break Rick, Sentinent Arm Morty, Warrior Summer, and leader of the Death-Stalkers, Hemorrhage.

Look for the bloody chase of Sentinent Arm Morty, a rarity of 1-in-6!



Look for Rick (Facehugger) only at GameStop!

Coming in February!

 

Galactic Plushie XL: Rick and Morty – 12″ Snowball

One thing is for certain, do not call him snuffles – it’s Snowball because his fur is pretty and white.  You can now have your very own Snowball!

 Snowball is now featured as a Funko Galactic Plushie XL. Standing 12” tall, squeeze Snowball to hear all he has to say!

Coming this winter!

Arriving late January!

Don’t forget to look for these exclusive Rick and Morty Galactic Plushies XL!
At FYE you can find 16” versions of some of your favorite Rick and Morty characters.



Available now!

At Toys”R”Us you can find 16” Rick and Morty with different facial expressions!


Available in January!

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BBC Worldwide Americas Announce NEW DOCTOR WHO LENS FOR FACEBOOK CAMERA EFFECTS PLATFORM http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/bbc-worldwide-americas-announce-new-doctor-who-lens-for-facebook-camera-effects-platform/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/bbc-worldwide-americas-announce-new-doctor-who-lens-for-facebook-camera-effects-platform/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162849 REGENERATE WITH THE DOCTOR

BBC Worldwide Americas Announces New Doctor Who Lens for  Facebook Camera Effects Platform

Allows Users to Experience Regeneration for the  First Time Through Augmented Reality in Advance of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who Christmas Special

New York, NY – December 18, 2017 – BBC Worldwide Americas today announced a new effect for the Facebook Camera Effects Platform, giving users across the globe the ability to undergo the regeneration process for the first time using Augmented Reality. Users can access the effect, created by VFX studio The Mill, through the Facebook app’s camera feature beginning December 18, 2017, just days before the historic on-screen metamorphis of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker during the 2017 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. The Special premieres on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and Space in Canada on December 25, and will be available in theaters nationwide for one night only on December 27, 2017 through a partnership with Fathom Events.

Everyone using the effect will experience the excitement of a regeneration first-hand as they are enveloped in the distinctive golden glow that accompanies the unique process, which allows an alien Time Lord to change into a new body. Users can be part of this iconic moment, that has accompanied each Doctor’s regeneration since the BBC series began in 1963.  The Doctor Who camera effect is available worldwide and users can share their experience with friends via  Facebook Stories, posting it on their Facebook page, or saving it to share elsewhere.

Doctor Who Facebook Lens Promo

“Regeneration is the most distinct and fundamental attribute of Doctor Who. As we approach Christmas Day and the next monumental moment in the series’ history, it is a great pleasure to be able to bring fans the opportunity to create and share their own regenerative process through the Facebook Camera Effects Platform,” says Sergei Kuharsky, EVP Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide Americas.

 

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time premieres on BBC One in the UK on December 25. Audiences across Australia (ABC), Russia (Sony) Croatia (Pickbox), Germany (Maxdome & Videoload), Austria (UPC ), New Zealand (Prime) Middle East (BBC First), Asia (BBC Player), and Finland (YLE), will also be able to catch the  Doctor Who Christmas special across broadcast channels.

 

This December, the BBC is hosting free screenings of this most eagerly-awaited festive TV show in selected cinemas across the North of England. The Doctor Who special will be available in theaters across Australia through a partnership with Sharmill Films.  Other international cinema partners include Cool Connections in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, Cineplex in Canada, Cinemark in Brazil, and various cinemas across Benelux, Nordics and Germany.

 

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About Doctor Who

Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning over 54 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 8m fans across social platforms/channels and 180m video views on Facebook and Youtube. Doctor Who has been sold to over 239 territories in its time. Series 10 was BBC America’s No 1 series, a top five highest rated Drama Series for young adults in the UK’s  and the highest rated show on Space in Canada. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live events with over four million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 11 million action figures sold since 2005, over 18 million DVDS sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.

 

About BBC Worldwide North America

BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two studios based in Los Angeles – BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and the limited series The Night Of; and Adjacent Productions, producers of Life Below Zero and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.

 

About The Mill

The Mill is a creative technology and VFX studio collaborating on projects for the advertising, gaming and music industries. We pride ourselves on building partnerships based on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, with the world’s leading agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.

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Coming Soon from Funko: The Walking Dead Pop! Keychain & Pop! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-the-walking-dead-pop-keychain-pop/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/coming-soon-from-funko-the-walking-dead-pop-keychain-pop/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:00:52 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162543 The latest season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is in the middle of Season 8! Funko is excited to announce a new Pop! Keychain and series of Pop! for AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Pop! Television: The Walking Dead

This series features “King” of the Kingdom, Ezekiel and soldier Richard, The Sanctuary’s chief engineer Eugene, and Sasha – she’s a sharpshooter who is a proven survivor.

Rounding out the series is a new version of Negan!
Shown clean shaven with a bit of blood splatter, holding his lovely Lucille.

Collect them all this Winter!



A walker version of Sasha will be available on Funko Shop!

Look for Daryl in his prison suit!  Find him exclusively at FYE!

Coming in February!


Pop! Keychain: The Walking Dead – Negan

Take Negan with you on the go! Negan is holding his beloved Lucille, now featured as a Pop! Keychain.

Coming in February!

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CLASSIC STILLS ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER RELEASE OF GAME OF THRONES® FINE ART PRINTS http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/classic-stills-announces-first-ever-release-of-game-of-thrones-fine-art-prints/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/classic-stills-announces-first-ever-release-of-game-of-thrones-fine-art-prints/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=162240 The limited-edition HBO® collection features 20 iconic stills from the hit show, launched just in time for Holiday gift giving.

 

(December 1, 2017, Los Angeles, CA) Classic Stills, a Los Angeles- and London-based publisher of rare and iconic photographs, has partnered with HBO to release this limited-edition collection of Game of Thrones images. This marks the first time stills from the hit TV show have ever been made available for purchase as fine art prints.

“We’re incredibly excited to publish the first ever collection of fine art prints from Game of Thrones”, said CEO, Rene Freling, “The show’s stunning imagery lends itself beautifully to photographic art, and we’ve curated a rich and vibrant collection featuring some of the most iconic moments and engaging characters from the show.”

150 framed prints of the 20 images will be available in each of three sizes, with prices starting at $295/£225. Each artwork is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity to validate the fully-licensed HBO product.

Purchasing a fine art print of a classic HBO image gives fans the opportunity for Game of Thrones to live on in their homes,” said CEO, Rene Freling in an additional statement, “Plus, with only 150 numbered copies of the images available in each size, fans will get to own something genuinely rare and exclusive.”

Classic Stills images are developed using the chromogenic print (C-print) process and are printed on archival-quality photo paper. Every print is framed by hand, comes with acid-free matting and hinging, and is protected by UV acrylic to prevent fading

The framed stills are available in three sizes:
24” X 30”:       $495/£395
20” X 24”:       $395/£295
16” X 20”:       $295/£225

The stills will be available for purchase in the US, Canada and the UK.

For more information on Classic Stills and the iconic Game of Thrones first release, go to https://classicstills.com/.

About Classic Stills 
With headquarters in Los Angeles, Classic Stills is a bespoke publisher of rare and iconic photographs. Working with partners in the entertainment industry, our mission is to offer fans of pop culture the chance to own unique and desirable photographic fine art.Current collections include Game of Thrones, James Dean and Roger Moore in The Saint, with all images sourced from the vaults of our partners. For more information, visit https://www.classicstills.com.About HBO Global Licensing

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and Silicon Valley® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Entourage, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (www.hboshopeu.com), Asia and Australia.

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