Are We Finally Getting a Decent My Little Pony Movie?

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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It looks like there's a chance for something more than the '80s movie, which wasn't well-liked even by the standards of '80s toy-commercial cartoons, and the Equesstria Girls films, which feel like what they are - attempts to launch a spin-off doll line and keep it alive, regardless of such petty concerns as story and logic.

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Ultron to Be 8 Feet Tall in Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster IM 11'. Hot Toys Making Both

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

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This leaked promo art, purportedly from Hot Toys, demonstrates how the Avengers characters stand in scale to one another (before you nitpick about the heights the actual actors are, bear in mind that via visual trickery and such, the characters may be intended to be slightly different onscreen).

We kinda knew Hulkbuster armor would be included, but this adds further confirmation; Ultron being eight feet tall is new, but presumably he will have multiple iterations and this is just the most toyetic.

No Elizabeth Olsen toy confirmed yet, though? Sad face.

Weekstarter: Rodin Action Figures, Fatal Gangbangs, Hitler Pageants, Vertigo and More

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

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"Congratulations, Mr. and Mr. Abraxas...It's an Eldritch!"

It's a new week, and what better way to start than with fatal gangbangs, high-art action figures, fan edits and evil clowns? Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.

Tipsters this week include SlyDante777, franciebrady27, rkwsuperstar, somcisnout, Gallen_Dugall, DrAbraxas, Anyone00, troi, skrag2112, BrandoLars

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GIVEAWAY: Walking Dead Shirt/Toy/DVD Package From Flashy Geek

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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I think I speak for more than just myself when I say it's about time we gave away some Walking Dead stuff. In association with our friends at Flashy Geek, we're now going to do just that. Three comic-based shirts, two Funko toys (may or may not be the specific characters depicted) and a season 3 DVD.

And no, you don't have to make a meme or write a fictional season finale. You've just gotta give your info to the widget-thing after the jump below, and they'll take care of the rest, like your own personal Rick Grimes, minus the PTSD.

Entries close Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 11:59 p.m.

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Topless Toy Chest: Diamond Select Universal Monsters Son of Frankenstein, Gill-Man, Van Helsing

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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First, my apologies to Diamond, who sent the samples, for taking so long on this.

Second: as you all who read regularly know, I love figures with dioramas. I like displaying figures out of package, and if there's a little piece of their world to stand in, it makes the display that much better. Like prior Universal figures, these will be available at Toys R Us with no-frills stands, but any fan of these ought to go for the exclusive versions if possible.

I've been mixed on Diamond Select's output lately - love the Star Trek, don't love the Sin City. But they've been doing these monsters in Select style longer. How do they fare? Let's find out...

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The Slasher Crossover Ninja Turtle Toys That Never Existed (but Maybe Should Have?)

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Leather Leo saws, Donny Krueger kills some teens...Jason Raph is dead but moves/Mikey Myers loves him some Halloween grooves...

I had to do a double-take when I came upon this image last night. Had these actually existed and somehow slipped my mind? Rationally, I figured out the answer had to be no - the '90s still got hysterical if a Freddy Krueger toy made it to shelves, and only Todd McFarlane's Movie Maniacs at the very end of the decade (or was it early in the next one?) managed to bust down that wall.

What makes customizer Dan Polydoris' creations feels so authentic is that they're kitbashes - every piece does actually come from existing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures. And the toy Turtles did cross over with every available license from Universal Monsters to Star Trek.

In an age when CGI turtle nostrils and lips have managed to become even creepier than quaint ol' Freddy, it may be time for Playmates to consider these.

91 Things We Saw at the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Hello Kitty turns 40 this year - but just like you're not supposed to call her a cat, don't call it a birthday. Sanrio is very persnickety about semantics, and would rather you called this the 40th anniversary of her first appearance.

In honor of their meowing mascot hitting the middle-age mark, Sanrio is hosting several celebrations, including an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Yes, we were there, and yes, we have a cat-ton of pictures to show of this part-history, part-art-inspiration exhibit. Let the cuteness commence!

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The Evil Within Foe "The Keeper" Is Like Pyramid Head Meets Dr. Zoidberg

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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"I am here to judge you, why not?"

Gamingheads' new $300, 15-inch statue looks like what might happen if our favorite futuristic crustacean were left too long in a Saw trap, with his mandibles growing out-of-control.

Practically, you'd think this supernatural villain from the new game The Evil Within would have a hard time following you, what with his head being a mass of tentacles crammed into a box and all. You'd also imagine that his bag o'nails would end up stabbing him more often than his enemies.

But somehow I'm betting he's a bit more lethal in the game, and probably screeches enough to distract you from his having no eyes.

Mattel Teases Evilseed for Masters of the Universe Classics

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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...via this image on their Facebook page. It's pretty clear who it has to be, but many questions remain. Will it be the artichoke-head version from Filmation, or the Swamp Thing-like creature from MYP? And will it be in the main subscription, or an add-on MYP mini-subscription that may or may not even go through? Okay, so that's only two questions.

For those who don't speak Eternian, I'll translate:

Toy of a plant-dude has made it to prototype. He may or may not ultimately be available.

The 18 Strangest Versions of Dracula

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Could Bram Stoker ever have imagined, back in 1897, that the character he created would one day be used for everything from pornography to breakfast cereal? It's hard to imagine that even Bela Lugosi could have guessed that the accent he gave Dracula would still be in use, more than 80 years later, spoofed by George Hamilton, or teaching kids to count, or marketing everything from car insurance to debt-consolidation loans ("because debt sucks!") to throat lozenges. Thus Dracula Untold, the title of the Drac movie that opened this past weekend, seems almost impertinent. Can there be a variation on the Dracula tale left untold?

Here are 18 strong contenders for the most peculiar takes on Count Dracula in popular culture. Note: These aren't just vampires in the Dracula mode; all of them had, at minimum, to have either the title "Count" or the prefix "Drac-" or the suffix "-ula" somewhere in their name.


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