Vids: The Hit FX Show The Strain Comes to Home Video in June

The war between the bloodthirsty strigoi and the thestrainseason3_rgbremaining human survivors of New York intensifies in the chilling third season of The Strain! Although Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s (COREY STOLL) bioweapon initially helped stave off the vampiric creatures, they have evolved into a bigger threat to humanity than ever. Now, distraught over his kidnapped son, Eph teams with Dutch (RUTA GEDMINTAS) to search for signs of weakness in the strigoi. Meanwhile, Abraham Setrakian’s (DAVID BRADLEY) discovery of a mysterious shipment from Egypt brings a shocking realization in this pulse-pounding show filled with intense sci-fi action and thrilling plot twists. Continue reading

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Equipment: Mezco One:12 Collective Captain America Figure-A Video Review

Mezco makes some beautiful collectibles. Their 6 inch Mezco Cap in actionscale known as the One: 12 collective is truly incredible. These fully poseable figures have multiple accessories, hand and sometimes head sculpts. Our friend and contributor Rob Banks has just finished reviewing the One:12 Captain America figure. This looks like it will be the first of many more reviews from Rob! Continue reading

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Vids: The Complete First Season of Mars from National Geographic is on Sale Now

When John F. Kennedy announced that the United Mars Box ArtStates would be going to the moon in less than a decade I am sure there were those who didn’t think it would happen but in 1969 man took, “One small step…” Eventually it seems that people didn’t find the idea of manned space exploration as exciting as it once was so we never went back to the moon and kept close to Earth. Though we stayed close to home there were dreamers who had set their sights one of our closest neighbor, Mars. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hasbro is Kicking Off Their “Reveal Your Shield” Transformers Celebration Startinng Next Week

This week Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), announcedhasbro-logo_1323109869 “REVEAL YOUR SHIELD,” a TRANSFORMERS celebration that will offer fans five days of TRANSFORMERS content and product reveals, beginning on April 24th with the release of Hasbro’s first wave of toys and consumer products inspired by the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT film. Throughout the week fans will be encouraged to “reveal their shield,” using social media, TRANSFORMERS.COM or the official TRANSFORMERS mobile app to declare their allegiance to the Autobots or Decepticons. Continue reading

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Equipment: 1/6th Scale Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Quantum Mechanix Inc. QMX Picard(QMx) has released for pre-ordering the much-anticipated Captain Jean-Luc Picard Master Series 1:6-scale articulated figure. The figure is expected to ship in May. 

Our Captain Picard figure has more than 30 points of articulation, allowing him to be displayed in a number of dynamic poses. He features an authentically styled ​ Star Trek: The Next Generation​  uniform with simulated leather boots and detailed 24t century accessories, including a phaser, communicator badge, tricorder, ​ Personal Access Display Device (PADD) and the Captain’s Earl Grey tea cup. He also comes with multiple hands for a variety of poses and gestures. Continue reading

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Hard Copy: IDW Producing a Line of Star Wars Comic Books Geared to a Younger Audience

Just announced on the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel atStar Wars Adventures STAR WARS CELEBRATION in Orlando, Disney Licensed Publishing, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC, has granted IDW Publishing the license to create and publish new Star Wars comic books aimed at younger readers.

 

“Lucasfilm is thrilled to expand our relationship with the talented and creative folks at IDW to bring Star Wars comics to kids,” said Michael Siglain, Creative Director of Lucasfilm Publishing. “IDW has an incredible pedigree of talent, and we look forward to working with them on the creation of these fun, action-packed adventures that span the entire Star Wars saga.” Continue reading

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Vids: A Street Cat Named Bob Comes Home Next Month on DVD and Blu-Ray

Cleopatra Entertainment LLC, the movie division ofstreet cat called Bob famed indie record label Cleopatra Records, has acquired all domestic rights to the feel-good true story A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Turner and Hooch, Tomorrow Never Dies) and starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain) and Joanne Froggatt (Downtown Abbey). The film, written by Tim John and Maria Nation, is based on the international bestseller by James Bowen and Garry Jenkins. Produced by Adam Rolston for Shooting Script Films, the uplifting story will be released domestically in theaters on November 18th, 2016.  Continue reading

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E.V.A.: Diamond Select Toys Celebrates Two Anniversaries at Chicago’s C2E2

They call Chicago “Second City,” but it’s always Diamond Anniversaryfirst in the hearts of Diamond Select Toys, as they head back to Chi-town on April 21-23 for C2E2, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo! Celebrating 15 years of Minimates mini-figures and Select action figures, DST will be setting up a booth at the show to show off their latest prototypes and sell some of their most popular collectibles, as well as hosting a panel where they’ll show off even more upcoming items and give away some sweet prizes! Continue reading

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Hard Copy: Aliens: The Set Photography

 There were some horrible things that came out in the 1980s. DSCN5998Massive shoulder pads, big hair that required a whole can of hair spray to keep in place, Cabbage Patch Kids and David Lynch’s big screen version of Dune to name a few. There were also some amazing things that came out of the 1980s such as Miami Vice, awesome music and the sequel to the sci-fi horror hit Alien. This sequel was appropriately named Aliens and had the tag line, “This time it’s war!” Continue reading

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Vids: The Lego Batman Movie Comes Home on Digital in May and DVD and Blu-ray in June from Warner Home Entertainment

Bring home the year’s funniest family adventureLego Batman 3D 2D when “The LEGO® Batman Movie,” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The film features Will Arnett who reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie,” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Continue reading

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