New Funko Comic-Con Exclusive Game of Thrones, Goonies, Nightmare before Christmas Figures

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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Sigh. Just when we finally print our list, they go and announce this stuff.

Battle-damaged Tyrion with helmet. Glow-in-the-dark Billie puppet from Saw. Jack Skellington with Zero and Superman Sloth retro-action figures. I'm not sure that I'll actually buy any of them - we'll talk if they start giving some of these retro properties a similar action figure treatment as that Tyrion (I'd buy a whole range of Saw characters in traps) - but they're all from properties people don't stop talking about.

If there's ever another Saw movie, there should be a trap lined with all these exclusives, but you have to cut off a hand to get one. That wouldn't be too far off of real life.

via Figures.com

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Jason Blum on The Purge: Anarchy, Paranormal Activity 5, Amityville and JEM

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Name any popular low-budget horror franchise right now, and Jason Blum is probably behind it. Paranormal Activity, Sinister, Insidious, the upcoming Amityville reboot...most of them films that sell the concept rather than a big-name star, and many of which take place primarily on one location.

The Purge: Anarchy breaks the mold a bit, by taking characters outside to the streets of Los Angeles on the annual night when all laws (with some exceptions, like the ones keeping the government intact) are suspended. For the larger canvas, we can thank not only the success of the first film, but also the interactive theater attraction The Purge: Fear the Night, which has spawned yet another live experience, this time a touring adventure in which teams of six participants must solve puzzles, Resident Evil style, to make it through a madman's house before time runs out and he comes home to kill you.

Also, Blum's doing the Jem movie. Yes, really. And it's one of many things he spoke to us about...

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COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE REVEAL: Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Once again, our friends at Entertainment Earth have given us the scoop...

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Really? A Seth Meyers bobble head? Yes! The longtime head writer of Saturday Night Live news parody "Weekend Update," anchor, and late-night TV staple is here to bring you the news of the day as this Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head from Bif Bang Pow! Ask him anything and he'll nod his head enthusiastically!

San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 24-27, 2014. Come see us at booth 2343 to get the Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive! Price: $14.99


The 18 Coolest Exclusives to Snag at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

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If you're a business, you don't go to San Diego Comic-Con without an exclusive. For us fans, well, it might be unusual if we come home without an exclusive. At the biggest pop-culture event in the United States, exclusive can mean a lot of things: toys, comics, clothing, even beer. Some of these items will be available after the convention, maybe months later. Others come in fairly large runs, so you might have decent odds of scoring one. Others come in editions of 250 or less. If you really want one of those, you're going to have to make standing in line a priority. Your best course of action might be to pick out some alternate souvenirs.

With a week to go before the convention, many companies have already announced what they're bringing to San Diego. Still, there could be a few more surprises over the coming days (look for a new one to be revealed on this very site at 10 a.m. today). Below are a few of the standouts - technically, more than 18 - arranged by franchise. Whether your jam is Alien or Hello Kitty, there's likely something for you at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Shoot Your TV - But Set For Stun - With ThinkGeek's Phaser Remote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Next time The Big Bang Theory comes on, don't just yell at the TV - fire at it with a fully accurate phaser to change the channel! Sculpted from 3D scans of the last known actual phaser prop from classic Star Trek, Captain Kirk's favorite weapon (besides his naked chest, that is) features 10 sounds, 38 programmable commands and "tactile force-feedback," whatever that is (some kind of vibration, I assume - which makes me shudder to think what non-remote functions this might also be used for).

The phaser remote will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek's booth (#3849). It's also an essential part of your Starfleet Elvis cosplay.

Holy Generic Article About a Burt Ward Action Figure, NECA!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

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I just opened my 18" Batman, and his leg fell off, which makes me more upset about this news than I'd normally be.

Some of you, however, have surely been longing for a toy of a teenage boy in tights who packs all eighteen inches. The alternate-hand accusatory pointing finger is a nice touch.

Weekend Hangover: From Doctor Who to Fart Odors, 18 Stories You Might Have Missed

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Whatup, Holmes?

Ian McKellen as a 93 year-old Sherlock Holmes may see long life as a benidiction, but we have to wonder if he still wants to cum a batch. This was but one of the weekend thread stories you might have missed, compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair, and now it's time for the rest. Tipsters this week include skrag2112, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus King, CobraCommander, NOT.DrAbraxas, brownkidd, Anyone00, scockery, DrAbraxas, SlyDante777, fury_cartoon, donnaryoko,andre_morelo

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Weekend Open Thread: Asylum Hercules, French Dallas and Lego Cable Hands

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yes, there WILL be a weekend hangover post on Monday. I don't know if y'all really missed it or not.

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I give the Asylum a lot of credit on this one - they're not just ripping off a Hercules movie, but specifically ripping off a Hercules movie starring an ex-WWE guy.

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Funko's Amputee Obsession: Armless Wampa, Headless Hershel Toys for Comic-Con

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Funko, known for their black-eyed bobbleheads of almost every successful property there is, seem like they're showing a bit of a dark side. For Comic-Con, they're doing not one, but TWO toys based on popular dismemberment scenes. Oh, sure, the Wampa in Empire Strikes Back had it coming, and considering what happened to Darth Maul, the ice beast got off easy.

Not so Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead...

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8 Ways Bronies Are Just Like Anime Fans, as Seen in the New Documentary A Brony Tale

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

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One group likes a cartoon about brightly colored ponies with distinctive personalities. The other has a broad interest in animation and comics from Japan. Still, Bronies and anime fans are more similar than you might think. Both occupy relatively small pockets within the greater nerd universe; they may turn up at general events like San Diego Comic-Con, but they have their own conventions and their own way of expressing community. (Those MLP t-shirts that read "20% Cooler" and at least 50% of the costumes at Anime Expo won't make sense to people outside of the scenes.) On top of that, both Bronies and anime fans also face challenges and stereotypes that might not affect other so-called geeks. In fact, sometimes, they're misjudged by their own.

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