Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve. A “visually stunning” (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly) “classic in the making” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), GHOST IN THE SHELL also stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche. Continue reading
Temporal anomalies seem to be a go-to plot device in Star Trek. One of my favorite episodes that utilizes this “old stand-by” has to be the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” In that episode, the Enterprise NCC-1701 D encounters a disturbance in space and detects a ship coming through. When the other ship emerges, we find that it is a Federation starship, the Enterprise C. Once the ship emerges from the anomaly the crew finds that the reality on board Enterprise D has been altered. Continue reading
PopMinded by Hallmark is finalizing plans for its annual participation at the nation’s largest pop-culture fan gathering—Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.—with limited quantities of products and collectibles developed exclusively for attendees.
PopMinded, which debuted nationally last year, is Hallmark’s new way to celebrate fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever popular event exclusive products through its event pop-up store. Continue reading
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, details an extraordinary new release from BLITZWAY ahead of the 2017 Comic-Con International. Set to be unveiled at the convention will be an incredibly realistic ¼ scale release from BLITZWAY’s Superb Scale Statues line of Sharon Stone as she appeared in Basic Instinct. Continue reading
Equipment: San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive from Hasbro Based the REVOLUTION Comic Crossover from IDW…an Action Figure Mega-Set!
When characters from different story worlds come together in a single storyline, they call it a crossover. For this event, they needed something bigger. MUCH bigger. Celebrate the beyond epic IDW Revolution crossover event with the REVOLUTION Comic Crossover Preview Mega-Set convention exclusive. Featuring 16 characters from seven story worlds, this set serves as a prelude to IDW’s upcoming REVOLUTION: FIRST STRIKE sequel set for later this year. Continue reading
Star Trek is one of the greatest science fiction franchises in history. Having endured for more than 50 years Star Trek appeals to geeks of all ages. There have been 5 television shows and 13 movies. Something that popular has to have a slew of collectibles from toys to kitchenware to beer and, my favorite, Christmas ornaments.
The very first Star Trek ornament produced by Hallmark was the original U.S.S. Enterprise from the 1960’s show in 1991. Over the years Hallmark has continued the tradition of producing Star Trek ornaments and not all of them have been ships. Hallmark branched out to produce character ornaments (Kirk, Spock, Worf) and scenes (The Guardian of Forever, Spock’s Death from Wrath of Khan) to capitalize on the differences in the fan base. Personally I am a sucker for the ships and every year I wait to see what is in store for Christmas season. This year’s ornament comes from the last big screen adventure, Star Trek: Beyond. Continue reading
Rocket Fuel: Winter is Here! Thanks to the Ommegang Brewery and HBO We Have a New Game of Thrones Beer
It may be the start of summer, but Game of Thrones fans from throughout the realm are preparing for winter when the hit HBO series returns July 16. And while those fans will still be sipping Bend the Knee Golden Ale throughout Season 7, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are proud to announce that a brand new beer in their successful partnership, available this fall, will confirm once and for all that, finally, Winter is Here! An 8.3% AVB Belgian-style double white ale with the fearsome Night King emblazoned on the label, Winter is Here will be available in 750ml single bottles, on draft, and also paired alongside previously released Fire and Blood Red Ale in a collectible gift pack complete with a commemorative glass. Suggested retail price is $11.99 for the individual bottles and $23.99 for the gift pack, both of which will be on shelves in late October. Continue reading
Retro and modern collide in the BATMAN™ Classic Wooden Push Puppet – Convention Exclusive, which is debuting at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. There’s nothing better than the mixing of classic wooden toys with the current design of BATMAN and thanks to the clever designers at Entertainment Earth you can have both!
When you push the hidden button on the bottom of the base, this exclusive 5-inch scale wooden puppet collapses, moves, and stands up again! Created from solid wood, the push puppet features vivid hand-painted artwork, along with some decal elements. Continue reading
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents Ridley Scott’s return to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, the newest chapter in the groundbreaking ALIEN franchise, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 15. Limited Edition Exclusives will be available at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Continue reading
As SYFY celebrates its 25th anniversary and its recent brand reboot, the network is headed to San Diego Comic-Con bigger and better than ever before. In addition to 15 SYFY series panels or screenings, the network is rolling out a host of events, activations and parties designed to leave no fan behind. And SYFY will once again extend the fun to fans nationwide, with a three-night live TV event, SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, hosted by Zachary Levi. Continue reading