This month, we got two mystery boxes at once (they're May boxes, but arrived at the very end of May), and rather than pit them against each other, we did two separate videos...then shamelessly put cute animals in said videos to get you to watch.More >>
If you ever wondered what a Michael Bay Justice League movie might look like, this has you covered.
Buildings explode. A black character is an awe. A hot blonde tries to escape from a collapsing structure, only to see the wall get pulverized as an obviously CG Batman, Superman and Flash break through.
Then the heroes appear to turn into Hyundais and drive away, as more buildings topple in the distance. Gee thanks, Justice League. Man of Steel looks downright sympathetic now.
Maybe there's a kinder interpretation (a Kinder Surprise, if you will). See if you can find one.
Have you ever longed to do the Truffle Shuffle...IN BED? Or devour a Ruth, Baby...IN BED? Okay, maybe you've never played the fortune cookie game. But Gordos Plush is delivering a licensed Goonies tie-in to join you at sleepytime, set to debut at the June 4th Goonies 30th Anniversary celebration in Astoria, Oregon.
Yeah, I know, ya pervs, it's shocking they didn't go with Martha Plimpton first. But they're looking to do Anne Ramsey down the line, for those of you who'd love a throw Momma from a trained (pro).
If you'd rather snuggle up to a skeleton pirate or an Asian tech-geek, however, you'll have to help out on Kickstarter. Ready for that pitch? Hold on to your potatoes...More >>
While the world and the Internet has seen no shortage of articles suggesting that Furiosa is the REAL protagonist of Mad Max: Fury Road, I think there's no question that the breakout star of the thing is the Doof Warrior, because really, when you crossbreed Hellraiser with GWAR, nothing un-amazing can possibly come out of it. If Lord Humungus hadn't already died two movies ago, he'd quite clearly have to cede that whole "Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla" title.
Show your loyalty to the hottest rockin' roadshow tour of the post-apocalypse with BustedTees' Doof Warrior shirt. Like a lot of rock merchandise, it's available for a limited time (2 more days), but unlike them, it's $12, which is about what actual concert tees might have gone for when the first Mad Max movie came out.
Over fifty years old and going strong, Topps card series Mars Attacks will be returning with a new trading card set called Mars Attacks: Occupation. The video on their Kickstarter is amazing, featuring a Robot Chicken-style short of one of the Martians torturing humans while excitedly pitching the campaign. The artists involved are absolutely worth a mention, as this lineup reads like a genre dream team: Bob Larkin (Savage Sword of Conan, Planet of the Apes), Greg Staples (Judge Dredd, Magic: The Gathering), Ralph Horsley (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering), Ed Repka (Hellraiser, Megadeth), Dan Brereton (Vampirella, Red Sonja) and Alex Horley (Heavy Metal, World of Warcraft). The outcome is a great homage to the classic style while still feeling fresh and fun as ever, which is why I was so excited to get in touch with Mars Attacks: Occupation's art director Adam Levine:
"We've been itching to do a Mars Attacks set for some time, and unfortunately, [Topps] couldn't commit to putting their weight behind it for a variety of reasons, but still understood the importance of keeping Mars Attacks alive. They handed the project over to me..." And the results are a brilliant Kickstarter campaign and fans clamoring for more. After you check out this artwork, you will be too. Levine was kind enough to give us some insight into each image - three of them being TR EXCLUSIVE REVEALS - so holster your ray gun for a second and behold your new Martian overlords.
For illustrative purposes only - not the actual April contents
You've seen us unbox GeekFuel's monthly packages...and so did the folks at another monthly geek gear site called Power Up, who sent us their subscription box for April to review.
The Premium Box, which you see in the video, is $29.95 per month. A Deluxe Box with less items (but still including the T-shirt) is $19.95 per month. Both strike me as solid deals. Use coupon code (ToplessRobot) to get 10% off your first box.More >>
Take a second to think about every Black Widow lack-of-merchandise complaint you've seen on social media. Now look at this. Clearly somebody at Marvel knows how to design a desirable shirt featuring a female hero.
Reedpop's silhouette shirt fulfills the true test of any licensed merchandise - does it work and look cool even to somebody who has no idea what the source material is? Absolutely, yes - fans of film noir and pulp fiction can appreciate the style. In exchange, wearers of the shirt will probably have to put up with a lot of "Oh cool! Sin City!" comments. Seems a minor price to pay.
As we continue to wait in what seems like utter futility for a ThunderCats action figure lineup that can play properly with the current He-Man/Masters of the Universe toys, another company has picked up the statue rights, and what they propose looks pretty cool - a series of one-versus one fight scenes that will ultimately all connect to make a large battle. Or just look good on their own, since time has taught us that ThunderCats toy line-ups don't always make it through the full roster.
Above is the design for both Lion-O vs. Mumm-Ra, and Panthro vs. S-s-slithe, which connect to form the power pool in Mumm-Ra's pyramid. These will most likely be Kickstartered, so if you want 'em, you can preorder that way.
Thanks to our friends at ThunderCats.org for the heads up - stay tuned to their site for further details...I presume. Because they're always...
If there's one thing Darth Vader is ALL about, it's women's fashion. I can't blame him; after seeing the truly terrible haircuts his wife and daughter came up with on their own, I can understand why he might try to sell other ladies on his own vision - his black double-cape, after all, is a way cooler outfit than anything any Star Wars woman wears (with the possible upcoming exception of Captain Phasma's Chrometrooper armor).
But will girls go for his boots? My wife's reaction suggests that they will. The description serves it well:
The stars of a galaxy far, far away twinkle from the glitter-infused sole of this iconic silhouette, which has gotten a makeover fit for the dark side. UGG® and Star Wars™ collaborated on a special edition collection inspired by Darth Vader. Crafted from smooth and quilted leather and lined with luxurious sheepskin, this boot is a force to be reckoned with. Featuring colorful pops of red, a rivet embossed with the Imperial crest, and incredible comfort, this style is an ideal addition to your closet and your collector's memorabilia.Other Star Wars character styles are apparently on the way. Dare we suggest UGG-naughts?