SDCC EXCLUSIVE REVEAL: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey "Weekend Update" Action Figures for Comic-Con

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:30 am


Why just listen to the news when you get to play with it? That's what Bif Bang Pow! had in mind when they created the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Amy Poehler / Tina Fey 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Set of 2. Showcasing the detailed likenesses of both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, this 3 3/4-inch set of figures showcases the leading ladies of laughter in their professional news anchor attire. The two SNL alumni come ready to deliver the news with the included fold-out diorama of the iconic "Weekend Update" news desk. This Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive is limited to just 2,400 pieces.

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Top-Down Smackdown: Joe Is Gonna Kill Time

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm


WWE is the only form of sports entertainment I can think of where they'll thrill to sign a big-name talent - then thrill even more to change the name that was worth money, pretending their new talent never had a past at all. Thus does Monty Brown, former pro-football player and TNA champion get signed to become Marcus Cor Von, a character given no backstory at all. Bryan Danielson, dubbed the best wrestler in the world by Internet fans, debuts as a rookie character named Daniel Bryan. In perhaps the most embarrassing example I can think of, veteran superstar Tony Atlas returned in the early '90s as a Zulu warrior named Saba Simba. It's no secret why this is done - WWE wants to create proprietary trademarks, and many wrestlers don't want to license their own real name as such.

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Dark Horse Announces New Game of Thrones "Inaction" Figures, Incl. Sansa and Brienne

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00 am


While Funko continues to make fully articulated Game of Thrones figures, Dark Horse continues their larger, more-detailed McFarlane-esque line of unarticulated figures, with the announcement of four new figures for fall 2015: Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane ("The Hound," who will have a hinged visor on his helmet) and Jorah Mormont. Frankly, given recent events on the show, I'd be afraid of what some collectors would do with an articulated Sansa, so I'm quite happy to see her stay preposed and dignified.

Sandor and Jorah are yet to be revealed, but you can check out Brienne below...and lop off her head to start working on your Captain Phasma customs before the new Star Wars toys come out.

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Mad Max: Fury Road - Now With More Patton Oswalt

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 am


You loved the Doof Warrior, with his phallic, fire-spurting electric guitar, right?

You might not love the Doof Comedian so much, as played by Patton Oswalt in this "deleted scene."

But it does make me wonder - if everyone here were in a Mad Max movie, would we be called the Doof-Us?

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Geek Apparel of the Week: Agent Carter Silhouette Shirt

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:43 am


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.

The Flash Season Finale SPOILER Thread: What a Reversal!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm


What shall we see tonight?

Top-Down Smackdown: The TitanTron Playset of My Childhood Dreams Finally Exists

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm


I always knew it could be done, but was never sure quite how. Back when Jakks Pacific had the WWE license, they made a big deal of their Titan Tron Live "technology," which allowed an entrance stage to play maybe eight different music snippets based on completing a circuit within a figure's foot. My thinking at the time was that they should create something like a Game Boy, which was like $90 then; $90, it seemed to me, was not unreasonable for a large playset that could do monochrome, rudimentary entrance videos, and sell new ones in blocks on removable cartridges every few months.

Smartphones have gone beyond what I imagined back when I was a kid painstakingly cueing up the 8-minute cassette tapes of entrance music that I got through the fan club (the only way to get such tunes back then). Now, we have a playset that utilizes them to not only play downloadable WWE videos, but also custom creations, so if a kid wants to make one that goes "DUHHHHHH! DUUHHHHH! John Cena sucks!" and has an image of him dropping a Cena action figure in the toilet, it's doable, and potentially hilarious.

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Anna Kendrick Does Indiana Jones - a Pitch-Perfect Portrayal?

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm


If you're going to reboot, reboot big, and I don't mean the Tom Hanks movie (that already WAS rebooted as 13 Going on 30). Indiana can be a woman's name too - as a matter of fact, it's the name of one of the Ultimate Warrior's daughters.

And if you're freaking out right now - this is a spoof, folks, not an ACTUAL reboot; and NBC online-exclusive parody for "Red Nose Day" seemingly made to provoke the people annoyed by a female Ghostbusters. Though it may end up annoying a whole different crowd in suggesting that female Indiana would be mainly concerned with home decoration...

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4 Things From the Comics I Hope to See on CBS' Supergirl, and 4 I Hope We Never Do

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00 am


This week, CBS gave fans a six-minute trailer for their upcoming Supergirl show this fall from Arrow and Flash producer Greg Berlanti, which was more an edited version of the pilot than a trailer. While the trailer didn't leave every fan happy, it at least bore enough of a resemblance to the comics character to be instantly recognizable as Supergirl (yeah, I'm looking at you, Jem.)

Still, as a longtime fan of Kara Zor-El in her many incarnations, there are still several things from the pages of DC Comics that I want to see come to life in this new show, and several things I hope stay in the pages of the comics.

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First Image of Live-Action Preacher, Featuring Arseface!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm


And yes, this would indeed seem to confirm that Howard Stark himself, Dominic Cooper, will be Jesse Custer.

I wonder what The Rock thinks of being part of a pillow for an Arseface?

via Seth Rogen, h/t