Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cinemax Announces 2018 Original Programming Lineup

CINEMAX has an explosive lineup set for Friday nights in 2018, with a varied slate of dynamic, action-packed original programming highlighted by new and returning series.

 “We are very excited to present a slate that moves CINEMAX back in the direction of fun, often adrenalized, and always entertaining series,” says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “We have strategically seized upon co-production opportunities that allow us to maximize the impact and production value of these shows for our viewers.”

TAMAGOTCHI IS BACK

'90s kids hoping to relive their childhood can now do so in full glory with the return of everyone’s favorite digital pet, Tamagotchi®!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Tamagotchi in the United States and to memorialize the occasion, Bandai America is releasing a smaller version of the device in limited quantities on November 5, 2017. Totally Awesome!

Awakening and evoking nostalgic feelings from the mid-to-late '90s, this smaller Tamagotchi device features the familiar egg shape, pixelated LCD charm, and, of course, the recurrent need for tender-loving-care that endeared fans in 1997 when it was first released! Like the original Tamagotchi device, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters. To pay homage to fans, the mini Tamagotchi will also feature the iconic packaging design of the original Tamagotchi device. Now, both original fans and new fans can obsess over caring for their Tamagotchi character, and as they do the character will uniquely grow and develop.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NYCC 2017: Technical Difficulties

Sooo..we attempted to overcome our laptop shortfall and failed miserably. I blame society. That being the case, for the sake of speed and the betterment of your entertainment, i'm not going to watermark a dang thing for one whole show!

Our speediest #NYCC coverage will be posted to https://www.youtube.com/user/IdleHandsBloghttps://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/collections and @idlehandsblog on Instagram!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

2017 Holiday Geekbook: Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book


Marvel: Spider-Man 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book reviewed by Evelynn Faith Moon

I was pretty pumped to be given this book to play with, like all good comic book geeks I would LOVE to be as gifted as the artists I read on the page, so a dot to dot book seems like one avenue to fulfil my fantasy of creating a Marvel masterpiece. I am a big fan of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and Thomas Pavitte is known for creating a dot to dot version of the Mona Lisa, which is no small feat. I was excited to dive in and see what he did with some familiar faces.

I feel like an idiot now that I’m looking at the cover again it literally says “Spider Man 1000”, so that should have been my first clue as to how many dots I was in store for.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TTPM Holiday Showcase: Bandai on Zak Storm, Mech-X4 & Power Rangers

Taking 2 minutes to shift gears from New York Comic Con to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, where many a reveal hit the show floor, much to my surprise! We weren't allowed access to Bandai at Toy Fair 2017, so seeing them at this small-ish NY event was excellent, and you'd best believe we took full advantage of our unencumbered time in front of their new toys. Let's take a look at everything that was on hand...

NYCC 2017: VIZ Media Details Acquisition Of Anime Series INFINI-T FORCE

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the acquisition of INFINI-T FORCE, a hero-action series from the legendary anime studio, Tatsunoko Production. The acquisition includes rights for digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise in North America, Latin America and Oceania. In addition, VIZ Media has acquired the feature-length movie, debuting in Japan in early 2018; this acquisition includes theatrical rights.

NYCC 2017: Pumpkinhead Descends on Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce their new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop original comic book projects based on the cult classic Pumpkinhead film franchise. The ever-talented Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Micronauts, Monsters Unleashed) has been tapped to serve as writer for the terrifying horror tale, slated to hit shelves in February 2018. 

In the original Pumpkinhead film, a group of teenagers inadvertently kill a young boy in rural Appalachia, and his father seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. Instead, she invokes The Pumpkinhead - a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Harley's bloodlust. As the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Harley confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast - and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever. A "vivid, stylish, atmospheric" film as described by The Hollywood Reporter, the Pumpkinhead film features a hypnotic, heart-rending performance by Lance Henriksen and the directorial vision of special effects master Stan Winston, and spawned three sequels.

NYCC and Keanu Reeves Join Forces for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

ReedPOP is calling upon New York Comic Con Fans to be the true heroes at this year’s show by donating to a newly created Puerto Rico relief effort. The campaign, in association with Keanu Reeves, Hollywood and Puerto Rican film makers, and CINE, launches today on the New York Comic Con page of the Cine.org website. There will also be a direct link in the header of the New York Comic Con site. The goal is to raise $200K for the immediate aid for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico - including Vieques and Culebra.

NYCC 2017: Image Comics Exclusives, Signings & More

We are ONE WHOLE DAY away from the start of New York Comic Con 2017!! Image Comics sends word of all the insanity they are bringing to the show floor with exclusive items, booth signings you won't want to miss, panels and so much more. Let's get into it!

Image Comics is pleased to return to New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

TTPM 2017 Holiday Showcase: Playmates Mysticons Toy Line

We gave the merest mention of this line at Toy Fair 2017 via images of the wall outside of the playmates booth...and nothing more! While the toy line was on display (in prototype form), we were not allowed to do any shooting, so the toys would have to remain a mystery...UNTIL TODAY! Thanks to the TTPM Holiday Showcase, we've got pics of the entire first round of toys!

Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon serves as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Episodes began airing at the end of August.

"We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Nelvana on this breakthrough new franchise for girls, as well as expand our partnership with Nickelodeon, with whom we are continuing to build on the tremendous success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", said Thomas Chan, CEO, Playmates Toys. "We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners on Mysticons to develop an innovative toy line that brings the adventure of the series to life."