Sunday, May 29, 2016

Unboxing May's Loot Crate: Power

This month's Loot Crate was packed with "Power." The folks over at Loot Crate assembled some of the biggest franchises/characters in all of geekdom. How big? They had to send a box roughly double the size of their regular crate! Included were items from Marvel, Warcraft, Dragon Ball Z, and Battleborn. The box was a hit or miss affair for me, as I'm not a fan of Warcraft and have yet to get into Battleborn. Still, the rest of the box was stellar!

The first items were an exclusive Battleborn Loot Pin w/downloadable content, and an exclusive Warcraft T-Shirt, celebrating the films upcoming release. Next up was an awesome Hulk Q-Fig  figure that'll sit nicely next to my Deadpool one from a previous crate. How do you follow that up? How about with an exclusive Dragon Ball Z Shenron Plush Keychain. The final, and most AWESOME item in the box was an exclusive Infinity Gauntlet oven mitt. It's gonna be perfect for pulling those pizza rolls outta the oven!

Inside this month's box:

-Hulk Q-Fig (QMx)
-Exclusive Warcraft T-Shirt (Legendary)
-Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Shenron Plush Keychain (Surreal Entertainment)
-Battleborn Loot Pin (Loot Crate Labs)
-Exclusive Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt (ICUP, INC)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spider-Gwen Swings Her Way to Entertainment Earth

Everyone's favorite female web-swinger is growing in popularity more and more every day. Previously, fans were limited to a couple of T-shirts to show their love for the character. But now, they can get their hands on figures, statues, backpacks, plush, and more. Check out some of the Spider-Gwen items available at Entertainment Earth.

Friday, May 13, 2016

BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks Unleash 'Kong of Skull Island' Comic Series

Main Cover by Felipe Massafera
Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks LLC are excited to announce Kong of Skull Island, an original, limited comic book series debuting in July featuring the famous gargantuan ape, King Kong, created by Merian C. Cooper, and grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s ground-breaking literary property Skull Island. Kong of Skull Island is exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story. BOOM!’s comic series will be written by James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes).

“King Kong is the progenitor of an entire section of genre fiction. It is truly an honor to be a part of that gigantic legacy,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik. “We’re thrilled to be working with Joe DeVito to create a comic series that is authentic to the origins of Kong.”

BOOM!’s Kong of Skull Island comic series takes place well before Carl Denham, Jack Driscoll, and the rest of the Wanderer’s crew set foot on the island. Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island, their new home, which they are soon horrified to realize is home to dinosaurs, giant creatures...and Kongs.

“It is exhilarating to be working with BOOM! Studios and such an astute and nuanced group of writers and artists. This fabulous Kong of Skull Island series digs deep!” said Joe DeVito.

Kong of Skull Island #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 13th with a main cover by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns) for the price of $3.99. Also available are incentive covers by Nick Robles (Clockwork Angels) and Eric Powell (The Goon), and retailer auction covers by Ryan Sook (Superman: American Alien) and Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100).

Incentive Cover 1 by Nick Robles

Incentive Cover 2 by Eric Powell

Auction Cover 1 by Ryan Sook

Auction Cover 2 by Paul Pope

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Sixth Scale Black Panther now up for Pre-order

via Sideshow:

One of the most anticipated highlights of the exciting blockbuster is the debut of the African nation Wakanda’s powerful warrior, the Black Panther. Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to officially reveal the sixth scale collectible figure of this new supporter of Team Iron Man!

The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Black Panther in the movie and features a newly developed helmeted head with highly detailed textures and silver trims, a newly developed body, a meticulously tailored black and silver colored Black Panther suit with extremely fine details and textures, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.

Do not miss the chance to add this fearsome Wakanda warrior to your Marvel collection today!

The Black Panther Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

An authentic and detailed likeness of Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War
Newly developed helmeted head with highly detailed textures and silver trims
Approximately 31 cm tall
Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of clenching hands
- One (1) pair of clenching hands with claws

One (1) meticulously tailored black and silver colored Black Panther suit with fine details and textures
One (1) pair of black and silver colored boots

Captain America: Civil War themed Team Iron Man figure stand with character’s nameplate and the movie logo.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Lionsgate Releases First Look at New Power Rangers Costumes

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.  Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games franchise) as Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), Saban’s Power Rangers is written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), and Max Landis (Chronicle). Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini (Power Rangers TV series), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner franchise).

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Enamel Pins from Mondo

via Mondo:

Everybody's been talking #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan and now it's time for us to ask: whose side are you on? We're very excited to announce a new collection of Marvel enamel pins by Tom Whalen are available for pre-order now! Declare your allegiance to the good Captain or align yourself with Ol' Shellhead as they prepare to battle across the big screen this weekend.

These pins, inspired by the characters' appearance in the comics, are available as either an individual Captain America or Iron Man as well as two unique set-of-4 options: "Team Cap" featuring Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch or "Team Iron Man" featuring Iron Man, War Machine, Vision and Black Panther. Additionally, any Team Cap or Team Iron Man pin sets purchased before 11:59PM CST on Sunday, May 8th will include a free 1/2-inch Ant-Man pin!

Friday, May 6, 2016

HISTORY and Cosmic-Con Come Together to Present Alien Con


Advance Tickets on Sale Today at

 The truth IS out there, and you can find it this October in Santa Clara, CA at Alien Con, the very first convention devoted to fans of HISTORY’s Ancient Aliens, sci-fi buffs, and pop culture enthusiasts alike! Cosmic-Con®, the event division of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and HISTORY® are teaming up to celebrate all things not of this world, both in science and in pop culture, for three days only on October 28-30, 2016 — Halloween weekend, the perfect time for a close encounter!
 Alien Con will boldly go where no convention has gone before. The inaugural event will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center and feature:
 • Celebrity sightings, including the creators and stars of ANCIENT ALIENS and your favorite Sci-Fi icons and stars.

 • Private parties where you can dine and gaze at the stars with the stars.

 • A costume party devoted to Famous Monsters’ fearless leader Forrest J Ackerman in celebration of his centennial birthday. Forry was the world’s first cosplayer, so bring your best costume in honor of him to win the ultimate prize!

 • The newest tech in videogames, as well as retro games to spark your nostalgia!

 • Panels discussing theories explored in Ancient Aliens and other mysteries with leading experts in the fields of science, history and archeology.

 • Artifacts, artists, autographs, and photo ops with top Sci-Fi celebrities.

 • Thought-provoking exhibits on alien exploration.

 This is no conventional convention! Go to to learn more and get your tickets, whether it’s for a single day or in a VIP package. In space, no one can hear you scream if we’re sold out, and you don’t have a ticket!