Saturday, September 22, 2018
Renowned for their highly detailed sports figures, McFarlane Toys will join with 2K in a partnership that will benefit fans of the NBA, as well as, the wildly successful NBA 2K video game series. McFarlane Toys' inaugural series of NBA 2K19 figures will come with a bonus digital Locker Code unlocking "MyTEAM" content that gamers can use in the extremely popular "MyTEAM" game mode in NBA 2K19.
The NBA 2K franchise has been the standard bearer for basketball games for two decades and was the highest selling sports video game in 2017. The game's "MyTEAM" mode allows gamers to customize their own team consisting of former and current NBA superstars. With the purchase of each McFarlane NBA 2K19 figure, fans will receive a Locker Code containing a "McFarlane Pack" which will unlock one Ruby Card, of one of the six players in the series.
McFarlane Toys is renowned for creating highly detailed action figures and construction sets of brands from all across the entertainment spectrum for over two decades. Its upcoming collaboration with NBA 2K19 will continue that tradition showcasing figures of some of the most elaborate characters in video games today. Series one of the line will showcase: NBA 2K19 Cover Star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the World Champion Golden State Warriors, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks, and Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics.
"Joining with NBA 2K is exciting, that franchise has evolved into a juggernaut, not just with the NBA but with video games altogether, and to have our figures associated with it, just feels like a natural fit," said Todd McFarlane, founder and CEO of McFarlane Toys.
This August McFarlane Toysâ€™ NBA 2K19 figures will be available exclusively at Walmart and will carry an MSRP: $24.96. For more information about NBA 2K19 visit www.nba2k.com. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.
Friday, September 14, 2018
COMET & CHARGE! September Giveaway! Space: 1999! Rocky Marathon! Godzilla Double Features! And More!
Airing on COMET in September
THEY'RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!
Space: 1999 (series)
Space: 1999 officially crash landed on COMET! The residents of Moonbase Alpha were just minding their own business when the nuclear waste stored there suddenly exploded, causing the moon to hurtle into space. After passing through a black hole and a couple random "Space Warps," you begin to wonder, is there a mysterious force guiding them?
In September, look out for back-to-back episodes on Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 10/9 C.
Godzilla DOUBLE FEATURES
Godzilla wanted to move to Saturdays. We said OK! Through September, catch the mega monster films that rocked the planet and featured Godzilla going head to head with his infamous foes. Destruction begins Saturday, September 8 with Rebirth of Mothra and Rebrith of Mothra II.
Catch Godzilla Double Features on Saturday, Sept 8 starting at 2/1 C. Saturday, Sept 15, 22 and 29th starting at 1/NOON C.
9/8 starting at 2/1 C
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
9/15 starting at 1/NOON C
Godzilla VS. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Godzilla VS. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)
9/22 starting at 1/NOON C
Godzilla VS. King Ghidorah (1991)
Godzilla VS. Destoroyah (1995)
9/29 starting at 1/NOON C
Godzilla VS. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001)
Aztec Gods? Female Lizards? And a takeover of New York's famed Chrysler Building? What's a New Yorker to do? Rely on a criminal who has dreams of being a jazz pianist to find the creature's lair and blackmail the city for directions! What, those aren't on the subway map?
Friday, Sept 7 at 8/7 C
Sunday, Sept 9 at 8/7 C
Wednesday, Sept 12 at 4/3 C
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Dr. Who heads to the big screen and in color! After accidentally being transported to another planet Dr. Who and his friends come across a vial of drugs and head to a nearby city to investigate and find missing components of their Tardis. Say no to drugs kids! They come across the Daleks who take the components all while the good Doctor and his group suffer from radiation sickness! What can cure them? The mystery drugs they found? But an evil Dalek plot threatens the group and everyone who opposes the evil cyborgs!
Sunday, Sept 9 at Noon/11 C
Wednesday, Sept 12 at 10/9A C
Monday, Sept 17 at 8/7 C
Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
Peter Cushing stars in the role of Dr. Who and he discovers, after traveling to the future, that the Daleks have taken over the Earth! A band of resistance fighters are trying to stop the attack but everyone is brainwashed!
Sunday, Sept 9 at 2/1 C
Wednesday, Sept 12 at Noon/11 C
Tuesday, Sept 18 at 8/7 C
Airing on CHARGE! in September
Rocky DOUBLE FEATURES
Yo Adrian! Catch up on Rocky I-V all month in September on CHARGE! There's a double dose of boxing goodness every Thursday. Watch the blood, sweat and tears as Rocky battle foe after foe and continually forges on against all odds! He clearly has the Eye of the Tiger! Get pumped and watch the first five films in the Rocky saga and relive all the action, guts and glory!
CHARGE! Is proud to feature Rocky I-V in September, starting with a Labor Day marathon on Monday 9/3 starting at 10/9A C.
Then catch a Rocky Double Feature every Thursday after that starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C.
To celebrate this month's releases we're giving away one COMET TV and Charge! September prize pack to one lucky reader!
The Comet TV and Charge! September Pack has:
1 - Limited Edition Space: 1999 COMET TV T-shirt: Exclusive to this month, we've created an exclusive shirt celebrating the retro goodness of this classic series!
1 - Rocky Exclusive Charge! Clamshell Box: While there may not be a VHS tape inside, this pack has some of the classic Rocky artwork. Yo Adrian!
1- Rocky Viewing Kit: When you're working up a sweat in the gym and feeling the Eye of the Tiger, this kit will help you get into the Rocky mood. There is a Charge jump-rope, a gym towel and a die-cut Rocky sticker!
1- Godzilla Funko Pop Figure: Who doesn't love Funko Pops?!? This Godzilla will be the fire breathing center of your collection and a perfect way to celebrate the Godzilla double features, Sundays on COMET TV!
There are three ways to enter:
-Follow us here, Instagram (@popgeekery), or Twitter (@monkeyjedi), and let us know when you do!
-Let us know what your favorite Godzilla or Rocky movie is via Instagram, Twitter, E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in the comments section below!
-Let us know what your favorite episode of Space:1999 is via social media, E-mail, or the comment section below!
Contest starts September 14th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th.
Winner will be contacted and will then have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes) or an alternate winner will be chosen.
*Each household is eligible to win one prize pack via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
**COMET TV + Charge! are sponsoring this contest and will be shipping prize to the winner. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of “The Crown,” will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.
Saturday, September 1, 2018
“5/5… proves Western comics can do the sports genre as perfectly as any manga all-star, and it does so without breaking a sweat.” – ComicBook.com
“…a supremely confident book that just goes for it artistically on top of fantastic character work” – Multiversity Comics “Fencing Fandom Brought One of [BOOM! Studios’] Best Books to Life” – Geek.com
BOOM! Studios today announced that FENCE, the hit original comic book series from best-selling novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular online sensation Johanna The Mad, will continue as a series of original graphic novels once the monthly comic book series concludes in November with Fence #12.
Debuting in 2017, FENCE was originally announced as a limited series but an immediate first issue sell out earned it a full series order of twelve issues. FENCE brings together the worlds of teen soap opera with the adrenaline rush of competitive fencing for an exciting journey of self-discovery that has won over legions of fans worldwide. Nicholas, the secret son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama. Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there’s much more to fencing than just foils and lunges.
“I’m so thrilled that FENCE will be continuing as a series of graphic novels!,” said C.S. Pacat. “FENCE was originally planned to run for 12 issues - but thanks to the amazing support of fans who have shown the series so much love it can now go to a whole new level. I can’t wait to take these characters all the way to nationals, to reveal some huge surprises that we’ve got stored up - and of course for the team romances to blossom! It’s been incredible to see the series connect with readers of all ages, and for fan favourites to emerge, along with an outpouring of fan works and enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone who has read and been a part of the world of Fence, as we join the new team on their rise!”
“I'm still amazed at how far we've got thanks to the support of our wonderful readers!” said Johanna the Mad. “Can't wait for our fans to find out what's coming next on FENCE for Nicholas and the rest of the boys!"
FENCE is an acclaimed series from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
“Like everyone who’s read this lovely book, we’re not ready to leave Kings Row just quite yet – so continuing FENCE as original graphic novels was the perfect solution” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Cat, Johanna and everyone on this series is thrilled not only that we got to tell our complete story over these twelve issues but that we get to tell the next chapter of Nicholas, Seiji and everyone’s journeys with lots of fighting, romance, and humor.”
Fence Vol.1, a new softcover collection of the first four sold out issues from the series along exclusive extras, is now available everywhere books are sold, with Fence Vol.2 arriving in January 2019 and Fence Vol.3 available in April 2019.
Print copies of Fence #12, featuring a cover by superstar artist HamletMachine, will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app, on November 28, 2018.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
McFarlane Toys today announced a new partnership with Epic Games to create a range of Fortnite premium collectible figures, related accessories and resin statues, in a deal brokered by IMG.
The new Fortnite branded collection will feature seven-inch premium figures from the Fortnite franchise and high-end accessories.
"The Fortnite brand has taken on global status and continues to grow each day. The game, with its sense of skill and irreverent fun, now has hundreds of character options to choose from, which is a tremendous blueprint for making any successful toy and action figure line," said Todd McFarlane, CEO and Founder of McFarlane Toys.
"The developer's art team at Epic Games wants to bring that same attitude into the creation of their toys, and everyone here at McFarlane Toys will be doing all we can to bring Fortnite fans the very best products," said McFarlane. "With such a deep and visually interesting library to choose from, I have no doubt that we will be able to showcase both current and 'classic' looks from the Fortnite franchise. After talking with some of the top creators at Epic Games, I'm delighted they are as stoked about our partnership to make cool toys as we are!"
Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director of Epic Games commented: "We've been fans of Todd and McFarlane Toys for years and years, and it's been a dream come true to have an opportunity to collaborate with them. I've seen some of the prototypes and they're so sweet... I think players are just going to be blown away."
Launching in Fall 2018, the collection will be available for purchase from mass retail stores.
Fortnite is the action building game from Epic Games that lets you drop into a massive 100-player PVP Battle Royale or team up with friends in a co-op campaign to Save The World against a horde of monsters. Craft and loot in giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. Fortnite, Battle Royale is free and available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and soon, Android.
Monday, August 20, 2018
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS, an all-new original graphic novel by cartoonist Joey McCormick (Adventure Time), with colors by Whitney Cogar (Steven Universe) and arriving in stores February 2019.
Red, a blind Wiz is tasked with finding the Wiz’s of the realm so that they can destroy the Ruckus, a darkness that is threatening to take over the world once again! On this journey, he brings together some of the strongest Wiz’s around, Bog Wiz, Sad Dad, and Feather Duster but soon they realize that their fate will fall on the shoulders of a young Wiz named Bean who is too strong, too hot-headed, and completely untested to be any real help.
But even if Bean isn’t quite ready to be the hero the world needs, Red must bring the young Wiz and an odd group of heroes together to save the day or the Ruckus will plunge the world into darkness! Now if only these heroes can find a way to get along…
“The Tower on the Edge is lit, the Ruckus has returned, and no one knows why. THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is a story about good versus evil as well as becoming part of something more than yourself,” said Joey McCormick. “Games like the Final Fantasy series, Earthbound, and Kingdom Hearts were huge inspirations. I always loved the epic tales that could be cut with comedy, personal stories and the relationships that drive us. Taking the time to get to know the full cast so you can feel the weight of their journey. With THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS I hope to capture a small sense of that feeling. Even if you're just a little Bean, through your friends you can do great things.”
THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Rugrats, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer. “THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is a refreshing tale on good versus evil, about working together to achieve your goals, and about the sacrifices you might have to make on the way,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios.” This story is fantastic and it’s something any reader, young and old, will enjoy. Joey has created a cast of heroes that will find their way into your hearts, terrifying villains that seem too strong to handle, and an unexpected adventure that brings all these amazing characters together in an action-packed story that will have you hooked.”
Print copies of THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS will be available for sale in February 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story Target exclusive bundle is now up for pre-order on their website. The bundle includes a blu-ray/digital copy combo pack and an exclusive red Millenium Falcon metal model kit! The bundle runs $32.99 and is available for Target Red Card holders only.
REDcard Exclusive: Use your REDcard to pre-order Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-Ray bundle with a limited edition Millennium Falcon Metal Model Kit.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.
You can pre-order yours here!