Official Book Guide to Lego Minifigs Comes With Exclusive Zombie Skateboarder

Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm


Brainssss, duuuude! A mash-up of two characters from the first collectible Minifig series, this li'l guy is aces at both gleaming the cube and eating your skin. He can also double as an Iggy Pop action figure, in case you need one.

But the skating dead isn't the only reason to pick up the upcoming I Love That Minifigure - the fact that it's a detailed visual guide to over 200 of them is the main one. Even though you know by now that everything is awesome, you need to know the specifics of exactly how awesome, and why, because anything less is a nerd fail. So feed your geek brain - that way it'll be nice and plump for Zombie Skater to enjoy later.

All 22 of Our Comic-Con 2015 Video Interviews in One Post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am


This is a wrap on our Comic-Con 2015 coverage, folks. And I happen to think that on a shoestring budget, with a team of one editor in San Diego, one in New York, and one correspondent in Hall H for one day, we stayed competitive with the big guys, who'll be doling out their coverage in drips and drabs for the next month or so while we're busy moving on.

Thanks to Jim for minding the fort and picking a Twitter fight with Max Landis, to Bryce for battling his way into Hall H, for Jason and Kyle who helped me do research, Julia for her "takeover" posts on social media, and Peggy who does my transcriptions. Being underdogs just means we try harder...and do better. I wish I could pay you all a million bucks.

Now, in case you missed any, here are all of our video interviews.

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Game of Thrones to Get Todd McFarlane "Nipple-O" Construction Toys

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm


As much fun as I have with McFarlane's weird use of the Lego style to try to make dioramas that ultimately just look like his regular toys, in practice I've found them pretty cool to look at, if smaller than one expects. Game of Thrones strikes me as a perfect license for it, in that many of the most iconic things about the show are its large-scale sets, which simply can't be done for most standard-size figures.

Well, the line kicks off in style with Joffrey's throne room, the wall, and a Mother of Dragons set, as well as the usual blind-bagged figures. As theses sets will also be compatible with the Walking Dead sets, you can presumably trick out an RV with medieval weapons, bolster your walkers with White Walkers, or have Tyrion and Daryl suddenly die a horrible double-death in order to alienate every fan left watching.

EW has more pics, and they look damn good to me.

h/t JasonIsLost

AMC Releases Sneak Peek of Fear The Walking Dead

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm


AMC's Walking Dead spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, just released footage from the season premiere, and it's...well, go look.

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That Walking Dead Spin-off Show Has a Name Now

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm


Yep. "Fear the Walking Dead."

Starring the excellent Cliff Curtis, it will take place in the Los Angeles area during the early days of the zombie outbreak, thus allowing for the use of relatively undoctored locations that are cheap and convenient to the studios.

I wouldn't normally be excited about this, but Cliff Curtis as the star of anything is a concept I like very much. You?

Iss Ahnuld Vyuhsus Da Zaahmbi Apahkalips in Maggie Trailer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm


Sorry, but Schwarzenegger as a serious dramatic actor is still a concept that cracks me up. He sure is trying in this trailer, though, as he cares for a rapidly zombiefying daughter that the government somehow allows him to take home, because even in fiction nobody ever tells Arnold he can't do something.

But that review quote in the trailer says "Schwarzenegger is superb." It wouldn't lie, right?

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Double Take (2T) Comics Debut With '60s-Set Night of the Living Dead Comics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am


As George Romero again shakes his fist at the skies that he didn't get the copyright notice on the right frame of his classic film and it ended up in the public domain, a new comic book company offers a novel take on the Romero-verse - keeping it in the '60s, where it began.

These three new titles will be available in June. First there's Rise, which follows the first film's siblings Barbara and Johnny, who presumably meet different fates this time out as there's not much you can do with a dead guy and a girl in shock...

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The Walking Dead Recap - Try

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:30 am


N.B. This recap is being done by someone who has not seen a single episode of Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead, including the very episode he is going to recap. As such, he is going to make everything up. The author feels his version of the show can only be better than the one we're getting. So he assumes.

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If You Thought an Actual Reality Show With Zombies Couldn't Happen, Think Again

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am


CONtv, a network name that inspires no faith whatsoever (especially once you learn that the Wizard World people are behind it), is an online subscription service designed to provide original entertainment for the kind of fan that attends conventions (the kind ready to sleep in line overnight and part with money at a second's notice?).

Following a Bruce Campbell game show, they have now revealed a trailer for Fight of the Living Dead, which will debut this coming Sunday. Shot in a women's prison, it features competitors facing off against parkour experts and extras dressed like zombies, not unlike the Walking Dead Escape obstacle course from Comic-Cons past. It sounds like a recipe for somebody to get seriously hurt by accident, and I suspect the viewership for this show may not be dissimilar to those who watch NASCAR for the crashes.

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The Walking Dead Recap and SPOILER Thread - A Gabriel Burn?

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30 am


The preacher man says it's the end of time...

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