Monday, October 24, 2016

Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival Nov. 9-13th

Ithaca Fantastik will unleash its fifth annual film festival Nov. 9–13 in Ithaca, NY. The IF team has carefully crafted a lineup to offer something for every fantastic film lover.

The festival has horror fans covered, with some of the year’s stand-out genre gems. Fantastic Fest award winner “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (André Orvedal) will lead the pack, followed closely by the ‘knock your socks-off’, “Safe Neighborhood” (Chris Peckover)—a coming of age twist on home invasion that the IF team calls one of the most fun films of 2016. Horror lovers will be delighted by action-packed “Headshot” (Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto), socially-infused zombie anime “Seoul Station” (Yeon Sang-ho), disturbing “Pet” (Carles Torrens), as well as an over-the-top Indian take on a zombie breakout: “Miruthan” (Shakti Soundar Rajan).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bucky O’Hare Begins His Comeback

Bucky O’Hare – the original comic book series turned into a classic cartoon – makes its debut in the digital domain with an 8-page exclusive Swipe Studio e-comic book written and illustrated by brand creators Larry Hama and Michael Golden together with Neal Adams and his Continuity Productions.   Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Menace makes its premiere appearance Day One of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con taking place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Fright-Rags General Mills Monsters Collection

For many, General Mills' Monster Cereals are as synonymous with Halloween as horror movies and jack-o-lanterns. With the holiday quickly approaching, Fright-Rags has released the General Mills Monsters collection.
Dress up Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry with limited edition box sets. Each one contains a ventilated mask, an exclusive shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, and a color-changing spoon, all packaged in a retro-style window box. They are limited to 650 sets per character, and you'll save $15 if you order all three now through Monday by using coupon code MONSTERMASKS15.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls Haunting Theaters 10/27 & 10/31

Fathom Events Rifftrax Live Carnival of Souls
Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event will be the first big screen presentation of the recent full-color restoration of Carnival of Souls, a process that took over 50,000 man-hours to convert the original from black and white.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Poster Is Pure Punk Rock *UPDATED!* Teaser trailer Added!!!

Director James Gunn loves the art of the tease and one might say he excels at this. Dropping hints in flash Facebook interviews, posting shadowy pictures, suggesting future casting with question marks thrown's all a part of his arsenal as he drives his social media in a way few other directors can claim. Today, Gunn revealed the first poster from Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL. 2...and it's just as raw, dirty and punk rock as we hoped it might be....

NYCC 2016: Kidrobot on MADBALLS!!

kidrobot Madballs at New york Comic Con 2016
New York Comic Con is quickly becoming a hunter's show. Where as San Diego Comic Con is known for being a center for previews, be they from the world of toys, movies, tv or comics, New York is a little more laid back, allowing people from the opposite coast to see a portion of those toys and mayyyybe something new here and there. This makes reporters interested in toy news hunt in every booth for little bits of newsworthy plastics...a figure here...a new variant there...OR A WHOLE LINE OF MADBALLS!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NYCC 2016: Lily Vs LineCon

by Lily Stitches

Hi there, your friendly neighborhood sparkly cosplayer here with my coverage of NYCC on Friday!

It was my first day at the con, and my theme this year was "Cute but comfy!" So I put my hair in pigtails, did my makeup and threw on my Valentine Variant Harley Quinn Bootysuit by Booty and the Geek (check out the website at Luna put on her super adorable pink sparkly Batgirl cosplay and we were quite the pair! We admittedly took our time getting ready, because from our Facebook feeds we kept seeing our friends posting about the absurd line to get into the Javits Center. And we were not disappointed by said line. We rolled up at about 11:15, when in past years we could stroll right up and into the con, this year we were greeted by a swarm of people and NYCC volunteers hollering at everyone to get into the line. No questions just get into the line. We saw friends of ours who said they had been waiting for almost 2 hours. It moved, slowly but surely. And we finally got in around 12:30. We said good bye to our line buddy JR Cosplay who was cosplaying a horrifyingly accurate Zoom and went straight to the Block. Our senses were immediately overwhelmed with the music, the attendees screaming at each other, and the colorful booths of awesome surrounding us. We tried to move around more, but it was wall to wall people.

Monday, October 17, 2016

NYCC 2016: Huckleberry's Harry Potter Plush... So Soft, You Might Die

New York Comic Con 2016 Huckleberry Toys Imports Takara's Harry Potter Plush Toys

It's been a very long time since our hero J.K. Rowling has approved a line of Harry Potter plush. In toy years, it's like 5 times as long, seeing as how every license under the sun is getting some sort of Funko love these days. Harry Potter got the POP treatment not so long ago, but getting your favorite wizarding kiddies in a squishable format was something alluding fans across the planet. In come our old school buddies at Huckleberry Toys with a Harry Potter plush line imported from Takara of Japan..and do I even need to say it?

My God....they fluffy.

Friday, October 14, 2016

NYCC 2016: Bigshot Toyworks Fulfills Their Destiny

Those well versed in the Kung Fu forms of Idle Hands know Bigshot Toyworks well, and know their work is consistently a FLAWLESS VICTORY!! Their booth at New York Comic Con is always a mix of past work they are extremely proud of, current work to show off to the masses that serves as a way for people to exclaim "HEY..YOU DID THAT!!" and then shine their love light on Klim and his crew...and brand new work that often causes art toy die hards to make a hrrrnnnggg sound and immediately ask "How much?!". This year, Bigshot EMBRACED THEIR DESTINY!!!

NYCC 2016: Bustin Makes Lily Feel Good

Lily Stitches with Ghostbusters at Madame Tussauds for New York Comic Con 2016
Hi there, Lily Stitches here! 

I have been an avid Ghostbusters fan since I was just a wee baby Lily. I watched the original film countless times with my mom (spawning the question during the notorious ghost blowie scene "Mom what is that ghost doing to Ray?" to which she answered "Uh... kissing him?") and sitting on my floor in front of the TV on the weekends watching the cartoon and playing with my bizarre Granny Gross toy (look it up, it's creepy as all hell). 

When the new film came to theaters I was very wary walking into the theater, but ECSTATIC walking out. I loved every minute of the film, but above all.. I loved that they were girl Ghostbusters. Funny girl ghostbusters.