Thursday, July 20, 2017

SDCC 2017: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Ghostbusters Comic Book Crossover Sequel Coming

SEQUEL??!! I didn't know there was a first one!!

This November, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters reunite for an inter-dimensional comic book adventure (and probably a large pizza!) in the upcoming weekly crossover event series from IDW Publishing.

Our story begins when an old adversary traps the Turtles in a ghost dimension, as old adversaries are wont to do. However, all hope is not lost for our Heroes in Half-Shell, as New York City’s resident experts on all things spooky quickly answer the call.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SDCC 2017: Dynamite & DC Partner for Batman / Shadow Crossover Event

Dynamite & DC Comics Shadow Batman Crossover Comic
Batman and The Shadow, two of comics' most iconic characters, will again join forces to save the world this October as Dynamite Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Conde Nast partner for a brand new, six-issue crossover event that will unite history's most well-known vigilantes as they confront the World's Greatest Evil! Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) will team to tell this instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains, set to hit stores October 4th!

SDCC 2017: Guillermo del Toro & Fox Searchlight Pictures Present THE SHAPE OF WATER

Fox Searchlight Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
Oh man...what an excellent way to kick off San Diego Comic-Con. Today, we get to check out a preview for a new Guillermo del Toro movie that looks like he teamed up with Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Can you think of anything more beautiful? Put this one on your "most anticipated" list.

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Jump in below for the trailer...

Sweet Suite 2017: Mattel Launches New Franchise Enchantimals

Sweet Suite 2017 Mattel Enchantimals Doll Line
Mattel reveals a new brand franchise, Enchantimals™, a fantastical world celebrating the special bond between kids and animals, as pets are often a child's very first bestie. Enchantimals joins the Mattel girl's portfolio of well-known brands offering products and engaging storylines that ignite imaginative play.

Launching with 14 small dolls and 3 playsets, Enchantimals product inspires stories of friendship, empathy and compassion towards all living things. The characters and stories come to life through a variety of short-form YouTube content and 60-minute televised special this fall.

"At Mattel we are passionate about introducing properties that are both on-trend and purposeful," said Lori Pantel, SVP and GM for Girl's Toy Box, "We're essentially bringing a popular animal aesthetic inspired by social media filters and marrying it with product and stories encouraging empathy and friendship."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SDCC 2017: Warner Bros. Booth Events & Signing Info

Comic-Con 2017 is almost here, and with it comes the iconic two-story Warner Bros. booth (#4545), which will not only host the stars from 20+ TV shows and features, but also serve as a must-experience environment, including a re-creation of The Big Bang Theory living room set; a selfie station with Lucifer’s newly found angel wings; life-sized Funko DC Super Hero figures from the hit Warner Bros. Television/The CW series Arrow and Supergirl; and actual production props from the upcoming New Line horror film IT. Always a destination for Comic-Con fans, the Warner Bros. booth will deliver constant activities for visitors to enjoy, including talent appearances, autograph signings and more.

Christmas in the Wizarding World: A New Harry Potter Experience

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and GES, producers of the internationally touring exhibition Harry Potter: The Exhibition, today announced the creation of the newest Harry Potter-themed environment, with a holiday twist, Christmas in the Wizarding World.

Launching fall 2017 in selected shopping venues, Christmas in the Wizarding World is a holiday experience inspired by the Harry Potter film series, which will feature beautifully crafted settings and showcase unique experiences sure to dazzle families of all ages. WBCP and GES will partner with premier retail developers to bring the experience to major shopping destinations during the holiday season.

”This holiday season, we are excited to introduce new Christmas themed experiences that further extend J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World into the lifestyle of our fans and consumers,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Christmas in the Wizarding World will be an all-new touchpoint that celebrates this very special time of the year.”

SDCC 2017: NECA Announce LAIKA Lineup

The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, has signed a deal to produce a multi-category lineup of LAIKA merchandise. NECA will arrive at San Diego with an exclusive for Comic-Con® Coraline Display Box for sale and will be promoting the high end bespoke replicas of LAIKA’S hero puppets from its four Oscar®-nominated films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). The deal was brokered by licensing agency Striker Entertainment, which represents the rights to the LAIKA library of legacy and future films.

Sweet Suite 2017: SEGA Sonic Mania! Gameplay Footage, Toys & More

Sweet Suite 2017 SEGA Sonic the Hedgehog products

Back to the floor of Sweet Suite 2017 where SEGA was found nestled in a corner with plenty of Sonic the Hedgehog plush, figures, a new game to play and facial wash to get your pores sonic clean! Below we've got a good look a kidrobot figures, some killer hats, a selection of plush which is in stores now, including a range of Emoji Dolls that have just released and the mega-popular Sonic/San Rio crossover toys... and most important of all, the footage we shot of SONIC MANIA!!

Here's that droolworthy gameplay...

Monday, July 17, 2017

SDCC 2017: NECA Robocop Vs Terminator - Endocop/Terminator Dog 2-pk

Robocop Vs Terminator - Endocop/Terminator Dog Action Figure 2-pk (Dark Horse Comics)

San Diego Comic-Con is drawing every closer...with just 1 more day between us and geekmageddon!!! NECA is already starting their reveals, kicking things off on the 30th Anniversary of Robocop with an awesome Dark Horse Comics inspired Terminator/Robocop mashup. Check out their new Endocop and Terminator Dig action figures 2 pack...

DYNAMITE Signs License for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Elvira, Mistress of the Dark - the beloved horror icon brought to (after)life by actress Cassandra Peterson - will join their line of licensed pop culture properties courtesy of a new licensing agreement with Queen "B" Productions and DevlinAgency. The publisher will develop and manufacture a wide variety of product categories including comic books, trading cards, posters, lithographs, card games, and board games.

With her signature blend of sex appeal, fearlessness, sarcasm, and smarts, Elvira rose to stardom in 1981 as the nationally syndicated hostess of Elvira's Movie Macabre. Her distinct personality a hit with audiences everywhere, she evolved quickly into a cultural icon and film star (including two motion pictures, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills). Becoming a universally recognized brand, Elvira is a hallmark of Halloween costumes, action figures, pinball machines, Halloween decor, model kits, calendars, perfume, and dolls, and over the course of thirty-plus years, has served as a spokesperson for global brands including Coors and Pepsi.