Finally, There's a Threepio Action Figure That Can Flip People Off

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Thank you, Sideshow Toys - your picture doesn't quite show it, but it implies it.

And now I can finally reenact my own Special Edition scene I've always wanted to see.

"Never tell me the odds!"
"Sir, go fuck yourself."

For more details on Sideshow's new Threepio figure, who'd probably never dare to actually make an obscene gesture in your presence, check out the video below. It's a cool toy.


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Fisher-Price Is Making the Only Super Friends Hall of Doom Playset We're Ever Likely to See

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Damn it! Why are the best toy ideas wasted on kids?

It looks like if you want to reenact the cartoons of your childhood or the new-classic Robot Chicken DC parodies, you might have to get yourself a toddler first, or at least walk shamelessly into their section of the toy store. The Legion of Doom's swamp headquarters, which also looks suspiciously like a giant Darth Stewie helmet from Family Guy (repaint possibility!) will NEVER be made in scale to your $20 Mattel DC Universe figures, but Imaginext, which already got a kickass action-loaded Batcave, now has a place for the baddies to hide out.

Because a bright blue saucer in a green swamp screams "hiding." Of course, the kids this is aimed at think putting their hands over their faces equals hiding, so they're not too hard to fool when you think about it.

Friday Round-up and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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-"Their defense is down!" It's San Antonio Spurs Ackbar.

-PlayStation is working on a TV on-demand device. I feel old for not quite understanding why I need it.

-Val Kilmer is selling some really awful "art" online.

-Video riff on "The Force Awakens" features Jar Jar taking a shit. Ahh, Internet.

-Underoos were cool for us as kids because regular T-shirts weren't cool back then. Adult Underoos seem like too little too late.

-The race to be the first zombie movie to exploit Ebola fears has begun.

-Tattooed scientist wears a shirt designed by the wife of his tattoo artist. Lands a goddamn probe on a comet. People online go into offense overdrive, prompting a tearful apology. This is why we (sometimes) can't have nice things.

But what would you like to talk about? There WILL be a recap thread this week, so go crazy.

Lego Plants vs. Zombies Concept up for Vote on Lego Ideas

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

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The idea has been tried before, but Jin Kai Soo's concept for a Plants vs. Zombies set is by far the best execution of it yet. Even if Lego doesn't ultimately approve the playset, I for one could go for a series of those zombies as blind-bagged minifigs.

Some might say it's dead on arrival, but I think there's growth potential, y'know?


Red and Blue Terminator Figures, in Case You Wanna Simulate Gang Wars or Political Debates

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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Whether you'd like to see the Crips and the Bloods battles as cyborgs, or enact Team R vs. Team D political debates with a more definitive, plasma-rifle-enhanced ending, this new toy two-pack gives you one red T-800 endoskeleton, and one blue to represent whichever primary color faction battle you wish.

They're based on the Robocop vs. Terminator 16-bit video game - or as we might call it today, Robocop vs. Terminator Sega Genysis - which by necessity had simpler color palettes, and hues designating different strengths. It's too bad there's no white one for a Fourth of July three-pack.

Scary thought - with both movie franchises rebooting, the crossover could actually happen now. Meanwhile, let these figure kick the red and blue out of each other when they show up shortly at Toys R Us.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Remade With Funko Reaction Figures and Kitten Heads

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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True, this film parody from the Pet Collective features annoying narration, bad voice-acting, and is best watched with the sound down so you can just be mesmerized by the bizarre images...but can't you also say all those things about the ACTUAL Nightmare Before Christmas?

Please note that the cats are alive. Nobody decapitated any feline friends to make this happen. That's just what we call movie magic (and I'd buy toys of these versions in a meowtherfucking heartbeat).

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Man Surprises Girlfriend With Giant Painting of Bumblebee, Which Is a Great Relationship Test

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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I think this is how you know you've found the one. You're with someone who says she's a fan of a particular action figure, so you commission a ginormous painting of the toy.

If she sticks around, you done good.

Let's take a look at what went down in this case...

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These Custom Playmobil Zombies for Sale Might Just Make You (Yes, Even You) Sick

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Playmobil has done many different themes from multiple historical periods and modern scenarios, but I think it's safe to say they'll never do zombies. Fortunately for those of you who like taking toys aimed at educational child's play and perverting them into sick, horrible jokes for adults to amuse ourselves with, that's where Zombiemonkie comes in.

The fast food worker above is one of the tamer ones - there's another, based on a popular urban legend, that I can't even bear to actually show here. It involves a baby, and...well, let's just say it might make Todd McFarlane go, "Huh. That's kind of in bad taste for a toy even when aimed at adults, don't you think?" The guy pictured, though, appears to be doing a funny take on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom's dessert offerings, and as a fan of that much-maligned installment, I can't not appreciate the effort. And he's yours for $50.

7 Ways Blizzcon 2014 Rocked

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Blizzcon has been the (mostly) annual videogame convention for all things created by Blizzard Entertainment since 2005. (They skipped putting on a show in 2006 and 2012.) Fans of Warcraft, Diablo and more converge at the Anaheim Convention Center for two cosplay-dressed days. Like a younger, just-as-caffeinated kid brother to LA's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Blizzcon delivers more hang time with game developers, competitive gaming tournaments, and, obviously, more orcs. Here are the seven things that rocked along with a few that felt a bit out of tune...


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Lego Announces Big Bang Theory Set; Still Considering Doctor Who

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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Um..."Bazinga"? That's what they say on that show, right?

Behold what I believe to be the very first Lego set based on a sitcom. Big Bang Theory and "Birds" were two winners selected in this round of Lego Ideas for production, with a third being considered - one of two Doctor Who submissions. The big loser was the Back to the Future time-traveling train.

Here's what the birds submission looked like:

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