Monday, January 30, 2017

Unboxing a Christmas Gift From Funko!

As followers here are well aware, I'm a HUGE fan of subscription boxes and Funko. When they started their own subscription box, Marvel Collector Corps, I couldn't subscribe fast enough! Since then, Funko has partnered with DC for Legion of Collectors, and Star Wars for their Smuggler's Bounty box. To give subscribers a chance to try out a subscription box they don't normally order, Funko gifted some of their loyal subscribers a free box for Christmas.

I was one of the fans lucky enough to receive one of those free boxes! Mine arrived at my door with a picture of Jabba on the top of the box. Before I even opened it, I knew what was inside. I was excited because I had seen others posting pictures of the contents on social media when the box was first released. Being a Star Wars fan, I was happy to get the exclusive R2-D2 POP! figure inside. Also in the box was an exclusive C-3PO hat, Jabba the Hutt mug, pin, patch, and a plush Boba Fett. It was awesome of Funko to do this for their fans and I appreciated the hell out of it. Thanks again, Funko!

Inside the box:

- Gamorrean Guard Pin
- Leia Boushh Pin
- Jabba the Hutt POP! Mug
- R2-D2 POP! Figure
- C-3PO Hat
- Boba Fett Plush

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BOOM! Studios and Madefire Launch BOOM! Studios App

BOOM! Studios and Madefire announced today the launch of the BOOM! Studios app, available now on the iTunes App Store and coming soon to Google Play.   

In partnership with the innovative mobile-comics platform Madefire, using their Motion Book Publisher service, BOOM! Studios is the newest standalone app to feature BOOM!’s acclaimed library of acclaimed comics from all four imprints – BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia – along with day-and-date major releases, including today’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11 and WWE #1. The app is free to download and titles will be available to purchase at their printed cover price on the day of release with older issues, original graphic novels, and collections available at a reduced price.    

“The BOOM! Studios app is the perfect one-stop destination for digital comics readers to discover the latest issues of their favorite series and every single new release,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “As BOOM! enters its biggest year yet, we’re committed to making it even easier to discover hit series, new and old, from all our imprints on mobile devices.”  

The BOOM! Studios app will offer day-and-date releases for every new BOOM! comic, graphic novel, collection, and more every Wednesday with a seamless reading experience on both smartphones and tablets. Never miss another issue of Lumberjanes, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Steven Universe, The Woods, and more from BOOM!.  

“We're very proud to power the BOOM! Studios app, ensuring BOOM! has a digital library accessible to even more fans,” said Ben Wolstenholme, CEO, Madefire. “Our company focuses on the best digital experience so that BOOM! can continue to focus on creating award-winning content for fans to enjoy on any of their mobile devices!”

Friday, January 20, 2017

COMET Future-Tastic January Giveaway!

 Let's blast off to an awesome 2017!

It's a New Year, a new future filled with numerous possibilities!  COMET is looking to the future with a new crop of films that show where we might end up! We could be battling the cosmos with Flash Gordon or playing a game of Rollerball with LL Cool J!

COMET, the newest & obviously coolest Sci-Fi Network is back this month with awesome and fun content and another exclusive prize pack. Comet is showing the best in fun cult classic films and television shows!

Futureworld airing:

Sunday, January 22 at 2am/1C
Wednesday, January 25 at 6/5C
Saturday, January 28 at Noon/11C
Monday, January 30 at 6/5C

Two years after the original Westworld tragedy, The Delos Corporation have reopened a variety of theme parks, but all is not what it seems.

Mad Max airing:

Wednesday, January 25 at 2am/1C
Saturday, January 28 at 6/5C

In a not-too-distant dystopian future, Max (Mel Gibson), an officer with the Main Force Patrol, launches a personal vendetta against the gang when his wife (Joanne Samuel) and son are hunted down and murdered.

Rollerball airing:

Friday, January 27 at 8/7C
Saturday, January 28 at 8/7C
Sunday, January 29 at 2/1C

In a remake of the 1975 classic, LL Cool J invites viewers to join in the new sport of Rollerball. It's a violent extension of roller derby with motorcycles, metal balls and adventure so intense it will cause Chris Klein to flee the country for his life.

Flash Gordon airing:

Friday, January 20 at Noon/11C

Flash! Ahhhh! King of the impossible! Ming Merciless has set his sights on destroying earth, and only one man can stand in his way!

Final Encounter airing:

Friday, January 21 at 10/9C

Friday, January 27 at 6/5C

Young soldiers (Dean Cain, Justin Whalin) become involved in a war that has lasted more than a century.

Available on television digi-networks and online at, COMET offers something for everyone and has an incredible array of movies that you simply can't get with a subscription to streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.

The prize pack features a spaceman USB light. Open the spaceman's visor and he lights up for a fun and unique way to finish up those late night emails, or perhaps watch Comet online! The pack also has some space age goodies including rock candy sticks as well as packs of Pop Rocks! 

There are three ways to enter:  

- Follow us on Instagram (popgeekery) or Twitter (@monkeyjedi)  

- Check out COMET and let us know what you think!  

- Let us know which of these movies are your favorite via e-mail (, Twitter, Instagram, or by commenting below.   

*Each household is only eligible to win ONE (1) COMET Space Man Landing Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  

**COMET is sponsoring this giveaway and will be shipping prize to winner. No P.O. boxes. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Statue by Prime 1 Studio

Based on her appearance in the film Suicide Squad, Harley stands at 28" tall and comes carefully designed with high-quality translucent resin for a lifelike skin effect that will make you do a double take thinking that actress Margot Robbie is looking straight at you. Also included are four alternate portraits: normal, smirking, bubble gum and angry damaged, so you can display her by the mood of your choice. This is a limited edition statue, so don't sleep on bringing home Daddy's Lil Monster by per-ordering her now from the WBshop ($1,299.95).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies


Level 33 Entertainment and SSS Entertainment proudly announce the release of the festival award winning indie horror comedy ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES – In Theaters and On Demand in the U.S. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017! ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES will be available across all platforms including Comcast Xfinity, iTunes, DirecTV, Amazon Instant, Dish Network, VUDU and others. 

It’s Zombie action in the Alps! When a scientific experiment conducted by a local entrepreneur unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife in the Austrian alps, three young snowboarders find themselves in an epic battle for survival where they must use their killer snowboarding skills to defeat the raging aprĂ©s-ski undead once and for all.  

CAST: Laurie Calvert, Margarete Tiesel, Gabriela Marcinková, Oscar Dyekjaer Giese, Patricia Aulitzky, Karl Fischer, and Kari Rakkola. 


Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival  
WINNER - Jury Award Best Special Effects & Audience Award Best Picture 

Fright Night Theatre Film Festival  
WINNER - Best Special Effects & Special Achievement in Makeup FX

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company Announce 'The Power of the Dark Crystal' Comic Book Series

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of ‘The Dark Crystal,’ return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film

Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years, are excited to announce The Power of the Dark Crystal, a new comic book series that serves as a sequel to the beloved 1982 film.   

Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for a planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla) and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Toil and Trouble, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017.   

“The Power of the Dark Crystal is an all-new chapter in the world of Jim Henson's classic film,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’re thrilled to bring aboard series artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews, a spectacular art team who will pay homage to Brian Froud’s incredible designs of the Skeksis, Gelflings, and a new cast of characters/creatures called the Firelings. Writer Simon Spurrier, a longtime fan of Henson—and one of our favorite writers—brings new life, color, and intrigue to this beloved world. We’re proud to announce that The Dark Crystal saga continues this February!”   

Countless decades have passed since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did. Enter Thurma, a young Fireling girl tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal—by any means necessary—to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.   

“Like the ending of The Dark Crystal, in which the duality of good and evil is collapsed and reconciled, the story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds—perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious. This is an amazing and original theme,” said Lisa Henson, President and CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “The creativity that went into writing and designing the feature film was such that we wanted our fans to be able to see and enjoy it now through this comic book series. We are very proud of the story that the screenwriters David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce wrote. Our partners at Archaia and BOOM! Studios are the only people we could trust to expand and illustrate the story, and we are thrilled that it will soon see the light of day!”   

The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda (Monstress) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard).   

Print copies of The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use or to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! webstore. Digital copies will be available to purchase on all major digital marketplaces including comiXology, iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Unboxing December's Marvel Collector Corps: X-Men

I'll be honest, I did not intend to get this month's MCC box. I decided that I was going pick and choose which themes I was going to get. As much as I love the X-Men, I told myself that I would sit this month out. I forgot to put my account on hold and I received a receipt for the box after I was charged for it. Overall, the box was pretty awesome, so I'm okay with that.

The first items in the box were a Storm patch and a pin featuring Magneto's helmet. The quality of the patch blew me away. They can be hit or miss in my opinion, but this one was stellar. Next in the box were a comic with an exclusive variant cover featuring Cyclops and a ringer tee featuring Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters. 

The big items in the box were a Rock Candy figure and an exclusive POP! Ride. The Rock Candy was a very cool Mystique figure. This is the first Rock Candy figure in an MCC box and I'm a big fan of this new line. I was REALLY REALLY hoping for a Gambit and Rogue two pack in this box, but unfortunately that was just a pipe dream. What we did get was a POP! Ride featuring the X-Men's biggest badass, Wolverine and his motorcycle.

Inside this month's box:

-Storm Patch
-Magneto Pin
-Mystique Rock Candy Figure
-Professor X Ringer T-Shirt
-Champions #1 Variant Cover 
-Wolverine's Motorcycle POP! Ride