Friday, July 3, 2015

SDCC 2015: Entertainment Earth Has More Exclusives Than You Do

It's as if they are going for a world's record, or are just looking to outdo every other company on the show floor at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Whatever the case may be, Entertainment Earth sure does have a crap load of exclusives! Want to buy an entire wave of incredible looking Penny Dreadful figures the world has never seen before? They got you covered. Want to make your office chair feel more courageous? They've got capes for that. Eat lunch with Jake from Adventure Time? Check. Want to have Flash Gordon battle KISS for the salvation of the universe? THEY'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED! All your geekiest desires will be on tap. Let's get into it so you can finish by the time the show starts...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SDCC 2015: Nickelodeon's Comic-Con Exclusives with Avatar, Power Rangers, Classic Nick Toons & More

THE MARCH CONTINUES!! SIX DAYS from now, the courageous reporters of Idle Hands will be on the floor, wading through nerd-stench to bring you back the most fun happenings of the show. Nickelodeon is always a killer photo opportunity, but after I've taken pictures, I usually run screaming, left I be talked into buying one of their exclusive T Shirts on hand. I STILL HEAR YOU CALLING, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE T SHIRT THAT MAKES ME LOOK LIKE A TURTLE!!! I resisted. It got awkward. Let's take a quick look at this year's lineup...

SDCC 2015: Hasbro's Comic-Con Exclusives Will Make Your Wallet Cry

San Diego Comic-Con is DAYS AWAY now. DAYS!! Holy crap. We have so much to post still. Hasbro steps up with a powerful selection of SDCC Exclusives insane enough to make you wana smack yo momma...not to mention give your credit cards a whipping that dirty little piece of plastic deserves. Sorry...I went too far. I know this now. Let's explore the psychotic Hasbro Exclusives lineup, packed with tiny little Ant-Men, a Marvel Legends set that is a MUST HAVE and a Devastator that will bring tears to the eyes of anyone WITH A SOUL. 

SDCC 2015 Preview: MONDO's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The 1st Hellboy & Comic-Con Plans

Ohhh Mondo. You are the ridiculously adorable kitten I can't help petting every time I walk past. Your movie prints are so damn cool, I'm positive there are power ballads out there singing their praises. Now you are getting into toys...and I want you to know...I love you. It's a real love. A manly love. Much like the love I have for pizza and the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. You showed me an art toy rendering of Michelangelo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and my eyes grew wide with wanting. Then you showed me a massive Iron Giant action figure...and I wept openly...on New Jersey transit. It wasn't pretty sobbing either. It was the kind Peter Griffin rolls away silently from. Now, as San Diego Comic-Con 2015 approaches, we grab some time with Mondo's Creative Director for Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher to see what they'll be unveiling at the biggest geek gathering on Earth...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Build Your Own Game of Thrones Universe with McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys schooled a lot of skeptics who gave the side eye to their Walking Dead Construction Sets. Now, they are about to give us the toy line we never knew we were longing for, deep down in our heart of hearts...and when you hear details, your need will be mighty.

Due out just in time for the holiday season (WINTER IS COMING!!!), the McFarlane Game of Thrones Construction Sets will launch with building sets and single blind packs, just like The Walking Dead, no doubt available at Toys R Us and online locations. They'll kick things off with a Banner Pack Assortment featuring the Lannisters and the Starks (naturally!), a Throne Room Set (of course), and blind packed figures (bet you cash money Ned's head comes off)...


Stop by the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 at San Diego Comic-Con to meet Sam J. Jones, known for his role as Flash Gordon, and Melody Anderson, who portrayed Dale Arden in the popular cult classic movie Flash Gordon. Sam J. Jones is scheduled to appear on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 10am to 11:30am and Melody Anderson is scheduled to join him on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from noon to 1:30pm. Sam J. Jones is also well known for his role in Ted and Ted 2. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

SDCC 2015: MTV Returns to Comic-Con with Teen Wolf, Scream & More

MTV will take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with the return of Comic-Con favorite and hit drama series “Teen Wolf” for the sixth time and convention debuts of highly-anticipated shows “Scream: The TV Series” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”

For the first time in network history, MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive experience when they hit the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be treated to exclusive swag and the opportunity to meet and get autographs from a slew of MTV talent set to stop by.

Boomerang Presents Bunnicula, Be Cool Scooby Doo & Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production

It's always jarring when companies take a beloved cartoon series in a totally new direction, art wise. While we don't expect these shows to look the same forever...DON'T THEY KNOW GEEKS FEAR CHANGE???!! No, fear is not the word. We loathe it. The last time Scooby Doo got a reboot, we approached with cautious optimism, quickly embracing artwork that really nodded to the original show while making things more contemporary. I think the new show's creators are going to have a harder go of it this time around, with art that makes the characters look like they are visiting the Phineas & Ferbiverse. I expect all my friends will freak over the coming of Bunnicula...and that Wabbit art teaser reeks of Ren and Stimpy...which could potentially be MIND let's take a closer look...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SDCC 2015: Playmates Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11" Metal Mutant Leo Figure

No doubt, this was the year of BIGGER IS BETTER. Gentle Giant added super sized figures from Marvel, DC and G.I.Joe to play with their vintage styled Star Wars lineup. Mattel continued their Masters of the Universe giants. Now Playmates adds to their massive mutant army with an 11 inch Metal Mutant Leonardo figure from teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, available at San Diego Comic-Con this year via the Nickelodeon booth!

Nickelodeon will be releasing an exclusive Comic-Con Teenage Mutant Ninja figure by Master Toy Licensee Playmates Toys. The TMNT 11” Metal Mutants Leonardo figure will be available in a limited production run, available only at the Nickelodeon Comic Con booth.

Friday, June 26, 2015

I Survived Pizza Hut's Hot Dog Bites Pizza

Thing like this start out innocently enough. My mom suggests we go pick up my nephew and take him to lunch. Fantastic. Then comes the nightmarish phrase "Wouldn't it be fun..." which was followed by the suggestion of digging into Pizza Hutt's new Hot Dog Bites Crust Pizza. "What do you think?" "Well''..." I replied, "I think it might kill me and I will be very sad I attempted it later tonight...alone..someplace not so brightly lit where I can hang my head in shame and let the memory...pass through me, as it were." GREAT! So it's a plan. And off we went.