I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up in the '90s I spent a ridiculous amount of time at the arcade playing Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. For those of you with fond memories of this game, you’ll love the action figures that were just announced by the collectible toy company NECA.
The figures will be available for purchase this summer at San Diego Comic-Con. The 7” figures will come in two sets of four figures. Below you’ll find a video and some photos showing off the figures. I also included a press released with all of the details:
New sculpts – Tons of accessories – Arcade cabinet packaging
More information regarding pre-orders for those attending SDCC will be announced later this week.
TMNT (Arcade Appearance) – Turtles Box Set: Cowabunga, dude! This SDCC-exclusive box set is based on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-player co-op arcade game and features brand new figure sculpts and deluxe packaging. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael stand approximately 6” tall and feature over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints to fully showcase their mastery of the martial arts. Special paint deco reflects the Turtles’ in-game appearance. The box set is packed with accessories, including signature weapons, interchangeable hands, pizza power-up and more. The set comes in gorgeous, display-friendly 5th panel window box packaging that re-creates the look of the actual arcade cabinet!
TMNT (Arcade Appearance) – Foot Clan Box Set: Cowabunga, dude! This SDCC-exclusive box set is based on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-player co-op arcade game and features brand new figure sculpts and deluxe packaging. Shredder and the Foot Clan stand approximately 6” tall and feature over 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints for dynamic poses. Special paint deco reflects their in-game appearance. The box set is packed with accessories, including oversized hammer, swords, throwing star, rifle, dynamite and more. The set comes in gorgeous, display-friendly 5th panel window box packaging that re-creates the look of the actual arcade cabinet!
Wolverine 3 is currently shooting in New Orleans with director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman. This is going to be Jackman’s final film in the X-Men universe, and in case you’re wondering who exactly Wolverine will be facing off with in this next chapter of his story, we have a possible answer for you!
We know that this latest Wolverine adventure is inspired by Mark Millar’s Old Man Logan story arc, which features the Logan living in a future world that has been taken over supervillains. The movie is said to be getting an R-rating and so far we know that Jackman will be joined by Patrick Stewart and newcomers Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq Lasalle, and Boyd Holbrook who is playing a “relentless, calculating… intense head of security for a global enterprise”.
Nerdist claims to have a source close to the production who revealed who the main villains in the story will be. According to that source, the villains will be the Reavers, who are cyborgs created specifically for the elimination of mutants. The site reports:
A source close to the production told us that Reavers will be battling old man Logan in Wolverine 3. For newbies to the X-Men, Reavers are a group of cyborgs who’ve operated both as a gang of thieves and an elite military task force. Oh, and they’ve got a history of hatin’ on mutants under the leadership of major X-baddie Donald Pierce. In addition to being half-robot, Pierce allegedly built Reavers to wipe out the mutants and some humans.
There’s no word on if Pierce will actually be a part of the film yet. Actor Richard E. Grant is said to be playing a "mad scientist," maybe that will turn out to be Donald Pierce. There’s also a chance that Nathaniel Essex, aka Mr. Sinister, could be a part of the story because his character was teased at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse. In regards to that, Essex Corp. could possibly be behind the creation of the Reavers in the X-Men cinematic universe. Both these options are plausible, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
If the Reavers are in fact a part of this film, how do you think they’ll be incorporated into the story? Wolverine 3 will be released on March 3rd, 2017.
Hot Toys has released their latest 1/6th scale Star Wars collectible action figure! This one features Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a beautifully crafted piece that wonderfully captures the power, wisdom, and kindness of the character. The one thing that it’s missing that I wish it came with is the snake that came with the classic Kenner action figure. Here’s the description that came along with photos:
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
Jedi Master Yoda was the most wise and powerful of all Jedi. For over 800 years, Yoda instructed young Jedi and instilled in them a profound sense of discipline, strength, and unity. During the dark times when Galactic Empire ruled the galaxy, Luke Skywalker went to Dagobah in search of Yoda for training to become a Jedi which led to path that will restore balance to the galaxy!
Today, Hot Toys is excited to officially present the 1/6th scale Collectible Figure of Luke’s wise mentor Yoda from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It features two newly developed head sculpts, specially developed body, finely tailored costume, a range of detailed accessories including a cane, crate container, small lamp, LED-light up power unit, and Dagobah diorama figure base with rocks.
Star Wars fans should not miss out on the opportunity to add the legendary Jedi Master to your collection!
As soon as Joss Whedon was done with Avengers: Age of Ultron,he bailed on Marvel. As we’ve all heard the development of that film left a bad taste in his mouth. The filmmaker is now back to working on some of his own projects. One of those projects is an original screenplay about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable shit.” We don’t know much more about it other than that.
I’ve wondered if he would ever come back to Marvel to direct another film, and apparently he’s open to the idea. During an interview with The Wrap, Whedon was asked if he’d be interested in directing a female-driven Marvel franchise and this was his answer:
“Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”
I’d love to see Whedon come back for some more Marvel action. Maybe he could direct the Black Widow solo film when Marvel finally gets around to it. He’d be perfect for it. Of course, there are a ton of other female superhero characters in the Marvel universe that he could take on. The first big female-led Marvel feature film will be Captain Marvel, and in regards to that Whedon said:
“[Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige fought a mighty fight to get [Captain Marvel] on the schedule. So it’s a start. You could say that should be a middle, but it’s a start.”
If Marvel and Whedon were ever going to work together again it’s probably not going to happen for awhile. Right now he’s just focused on his original screenplay, and about that he says:
“It is an original screenplay that is very different from everything I’ve ever done except for that it’s exactly the same. If I could just get a little more traction on that third-act issue.
“It’s the first time in my life I’m writing without a sort of studio audience rating — without a plan. I’m just writing about something I care about, so it’s a little terrifying and it’s taking a little longer. But I think it will be good!”
I’m excited to learn more about this new project that Whedon is working on. But it’s good to know that he’s open to directing another Marvel movie. I'd like to see him make a few of his own original films before he does, though.
This article will reveal what happened in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, so turn back now if you aren't caught up.
I'm still heartbroken over the loss of Hodor in this past Sunday's Game of Thrones episode, even if I don't fully grasp the exact specifics of how it went down. (I may write more about that this week if I have time.) But regardless, it was an absolutely devastating moment, and a terrific piece of television from director Jack Bender and showrunners Benioff and Weiss. It was so good, in fact, that many book readers expressed disappointed that they had to watch it before they read it in George R.R. Martin's (still unpublished) new novel, because the showrunners have said that the origin of Hodor's name came straight from George himself. Some fans, myself included, assumed that meant that the scene in the books plays out just like it did in the show, but according to one Redditor who apparently spoke with Martin about it, that isn't necessarily the case.
Vanity Fair explains that Martin appeared at an event celebrating the new book of writer Joe Hill, and a fan asked him about the Hodor reveal:
He said that his name reveal in the books will differ in the context and how it happens. So while the name will still mean the same thing (Hold the Door), it will be very different from the show's reveal. He said he came up with the name idea in 1991 and seemed depressed that the show got to reveal it before he did. He said he had no one to blame but himself for his slow writing.
It has to be tough for Martin to see everyone react to this special moment on TV instead of in one of his books, since he's had that specific idea in his head for twenty-five years. But if this report is true, then maybe he'll have a chance to craft a situation that's different, but just as heartbreaking in the books...if he ever gets around to finishing them.
Here's the latest trailer for Collide, a ridiculous-looking B-movie starring X-Men and Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult as a former criminal who has to go back to his life of crime in order to save his girlfriend (Felicity Jones). I'll let the trailer do most of the talking, but let me say this: I don't think this movie is going to be good in any traditional sense, but I do think both Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins look like they're having a hell of a lot of fun here and I think that could very easily translate to an enjoyable night on the couch watching this on Netflix.
We call this a summary, and yes, it vaguely hits the main points of the plot, but…it’s more of a comic monologue by JP about the book. You will also be treated to a sample of JP’s pop vocals. With that, please enjoy our absurd summary which should in no way be used in schools. Listen on PodTyrant
DIY Prop Shop teaches fans how to create their own props for less than $50, and the video series' latest effort concentrates on Harley Quinn's mallet. The fan-favorite character is about to make her live-action debut in Suicide Squad, and Margot Robbie is looking to reprise the role in a spin-off as well, so there will be plenty of cosplay opportunities in the years to come, and maybe some of you will find this useful for those purposes.
Before he becomes a blockbuster-level filmmaker with Spider-Man: Homecoming, director Jon Watts tackled a small-scale horror film called Clown. He finished the movie years ago, but it's been stuck on a shelf for a long time, and now The Weinstein Company is giving it a release this summer. It looks like a twisted version of the family-friendly Christmas movie The Santa Clause: a father rocks a clown costume to celebrate his kid's birthday, but the costume won't come off and he slowly realizes it's cursed and altering his personality in terrifying ways. Eli Roth is producing, and I imagine genre fans have been curious about this one for long enough to want to check it out when it comes to theaters next month.
CLOWN is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.