Monday, January 15, 2018

Nickelodeon and WWE's John Cena Prep Three Projects for 2018

WWE John Cena on Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon announced today that WWE Superstar John Cena is returning to host the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for the second time, while also breaking new ground at the network with two firsts: Cena will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premiering late 2018; and is executive producing the brand-new competition series, Keep It Spotless, where teams of kids go head-to-head in a battle to stay clean.

IFC’s Stan Against Evil Renewed for Season 3

IFC announces horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil has been picked up for a third season slated to air in Fall 2018. Created by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation) and starring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You’re the Worst), Stan Against Evil has grown its dedicated fan base since originally debuting in 2016, with The New York Times calling it a “gruesome, deadpan delight.” Season 2 concluded in November 2017 with Stan Miller (McGinley) and Sheriff Evie Barret (Varney) accidentally opening a portal into the past, allowing the 17th century demons to create new mayhem in their quaint town of Willard’s Mill.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Skelton Crew Studio Serves Up Itty Bitty Hellboy

Skelton Crew Studio Itty Bitty Hellboy Mini-Bust by Baltazar and Franco
Skelton Crew Studio, a comic book replica studio based in the wilds of Maine, has teamed up with Art Baltazar to cook up a new limited edition itty bitty Hellboy mini-bust. Baltazar and Franco are behind the Eisner-winning “itty bitty Hellboy” comic, based on Mike Mignola’s iconic Hellboy, only cuter. This officially licensed collectible measures 3.75-inches tall and features itty bitty Hellboy standing, with his trademark smirk, giving a thumbs up, on a big stack of buttery, syrupy pancakes. It’s beautifully sculpted by Arlen Pelletier.

Skelton Crew Studio has been collaborating with Mike Mignola since 2012 when it launched the B.P.R.D. Artifact Archive Collection, but this is its first collaboration with “Aw Yeah! Comics”’ Art Baltazar. “It really captures Art’s style and the feel of ‘itty bitty’ — I couldn’t be happier,” said studio head Israel Skelton. “You can tell everyone in every step of the process really cared and really knocked it out of the park.”

Jackson the Cat Reviews Playmobil Dragons

Over my 20 something years of writing for websites and trying my best to recruit top talent to report and take pictures for us, it's always been a challenge keeping people on board. It seems like everyone wants to come to the party, but no one wants to help set up before, and everyone peaces out before it's time to clean up...but everyone wants a gift bag!! In dealing with this challenge, we often have to think outside the box, recruiting talent from all walks of life who at least have our geek loves in common. Last year...we hired a cat.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Toys R Us Teases a Marvel Legends Days of Future Past Boxed Set

Toys R Us Teases Future Marvel Legends Days of Future Past Boxed Set
As we crawl into 2018 with a Marvel Legends Hydra action figure 2 pack in Toys R U stores, heralding a promise from Hasbro that they've heard our cries for army builders and will deliver, there's one army that loads of collectors would like to take a stab at, with cost being a major factor. SENTINELS!! Die-hard collectors will note the Sentinel Build A Figure from Toy Biz is the benchmark for this X-Men robot nemesis. Hasbro have tackled Sentinels in the Marvel Universe series, utilizing a more classic style and, sadly, a Galactus body, complete with abs and a belly button. ROBOTS DON'T GOT NO MOMMAS!! Now, a friendly vid from Toys R Us teases another round of Sentinel madness on the toy shelves...

VIZ & Fathom Taking Mazinger Z: Infinity Feature Film to Theaters

VIZ Mazinger Z: Infinity Feature Film

Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, have jointly announced the acquisition of the MAZINGER Z: INFINITY feature film.

MAZINGER Z is one of Japan’s most revered sci-fi properties. The new film, which was produced by Toei Animation, takes place ten years after the conclusion of the famed Mazinger Z TV series. VIZ Media has secured the theatrical, broadcast, digital streaming, EST, and home video rights for the U.S. and Canada from Toei Animation.

Friday, January 12, 2018

HBO Film's FAHRENHEIT 451 Coming This Spring

Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”; Oscar® nominee for “Nocturnal Anmals” and Revolutionary Road”) star in HBO Films’ FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi (“Vegas: Based on a True Story”), the film is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books. The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO.

Conan Returns to Marvel

Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian
Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International are excited to announce the iconic CONAN franchise will return to Marvel next year.

With over 650 issues from 1970 to 2000, Marvel brought fans the adventures of Conan The Barbarian, Conan the Adventurer, Conan the Savage and Savage Sword of Conan among other popular titles.

“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary line-up of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel. “It's a legacy we're now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian's homecoming in early 2019. We’re excited!”

New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition in Stores Jan 26

Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition
On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Flight of the Conchords Special Debuts this May

Musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will return to HBO this May with an hour-long Flight of the Conchords comedy special, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. To tape before a live sold-out audience during their United Kingdom tour, the exclusive presentation will feature the duo performing their classics and new original songs from their “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”