September 22, 2014
Tim Miller is set to direct the film, with Ryan Reynolds long rumored to star, although no deal is set. (Bets are that he will.)
The beloved Marvel character Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson, is a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly. Reynolds played Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, while Scott Adkins played the character of Deadpool after Wilson had transformed.
News of Deadpool’s release comes weeks after test footage of the project leaked briefly online. The sequence, featuring Reynolds, was shot several years ago, but nevertheless sparked intense conversation on social media.
In a recent interview, Reynolds commented on the leak, suggesting it helped move the process along. “The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually,” the actor told the Niagara Falls Review. “And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”
Reynolds, whose turn as the superhero Green Lantern failed at the box office, has been linked to a potential Deadpool solo movie for years, even before he debuted as the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. His interest in the property dates back to 2003.
September 17, 2014
Posted by Greg Kumparak (@grg)
Groot seems like he’d be a pretty good friend to have. He’ll always have your back in a fight, he can inexplicably summon fireflies out of thin air when your movie needs more 3D effects, and he’s one helluva dancer to boot.
He’s also a pretty good texter, it turns out. At the very least, he’s consistent.
Want to see for yourself? Here’s Groot’s phone number: (866) 740-4531. Shoot him a text and prepare yourself for some of the deepest conversations you’ve ever had. Save it to your address book and blow your friends’ minds (or, at the very least, mildly amuse them for 10 seconds) next time you’re at the bar.
[Note: If you haven't seen Guardians Of The Galaxy and this post makes absolutely no sense, don't worry — you're not crazy. Also, go see Guardians Of The Galaxy...you will love it.]
September 16, 2014
It’s nice to be back home…but only for a few days.
We are heading out to Saskatoon Comic Book Expo this coming weekend. We hope to see you guys and gals there.
The following week, we will be in Alberta for the the Edmonton Comic Book Expo. See you there too.
Please remember to drop by our booth to introduce yourself.
August 26, 2014
The ever-beloved Pinkie Pie is here in 10-inch loveable, huggable, friendable plush form! With carefully detailed embroidery and a custom-dyed soft plush mane, this toy is true to Pinkie’s precious and whimsical character.
This little one won’t fail to make you smile and brighten up your day, no matter how sad or blue you may be. As manufactured by Aurora, we have Pinkie Pie’s friends in stock, too — Fluttershy, Applejack, Princess Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Rarity, to be exact! Pick them up.
Don’t be a Cranky Doodle Donkey — give me a new home!
August 25, 2014
This set is a reminder that good things come in threes — the Eagle Edge Pack comes with three figurines, each measuring 3.75 inches. General Clayton “Hawk” Abernathy and Leatherneck have sniffed out Destro and are about to engage in a winner-takes-all struggle of honor and raging army prowess.
Hasbro is toasting to G.I. Joe’s 50th anniversary, and we count ourselves lucky for it! Each character comes tricked out in various battle accessories, with angular, assertive head sculpts that attest to manufacturing ingenuity. At a highly toothsome price for three full characters plus add-ons, how can one say no? Pre-order yours for September.
You’re not looking too shabby for 50 years old, Joe.
August 25, 2014
For the first time ever, the macabre Jason (AKA Roy) from the fifth installment of the Friday the 13th series is available to grace your collector’s stash. Like vintage 1970s toys, the 8-inch-tall Jason comes with tailored fabric clothing. He boasts weapons (cleaver, clippers and hunting mask), plus his blue-chevron mask, distinct to A New Beginning, can be removed and put back on.
It’s taken almost 30 years to bring the gruesome slasher to toy-life, but we’ve finally got him!