Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY Video Premieres!

February 28, 2011

Lady Gaga’s video for the inclusive anthem “Born This Way” has just been released! Watch it right here!


COMING SOON: The Walking Dead Figures

February 28, 2011

New figures from The Walking Dead are now available for pre-order! The brilliant artists and sculptors at McFarlane are creating a line of 6-inch figures based on both the awesome books (Series 1) and the amazing AMC TV show (Series 2).

The first series includes Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne, a Zombie Lurker and a Zombie Roamer. The next series features Deputy Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, a Zombie Walker and a Zombie Biter. Only the prototypes for the first four figures have been released (and are the ones shown above), but you can bet that McFarlane will be bringing their A-game to everything they release in this collection.

And there’s more good news for TWD fans, too, in the form of a new video game announcement! Here’s the story from Christian Davis of DeviceMag.com:

It’s a busy time for Telltale Games. With the unveiling of the first trailer for Jurassic Park, and the launch of the second episode of the Back to the Future series, the studio has confirmed it’s creating a video game based on the comic book series The Walking Dead.

According to an IGN report, the partnership with Telltale and Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will span several years and feature multiple titles on multiple platforms.

Kirkman offered few details on what players can expect from The Walking Dead game, scheduled to launch during the fourth quarter 2011 window.

Kirkman says the game will be episodic and based on events within the comic book universe (there’s also a TV show on AMC). It’s not clear whether this title will be an adventure game — similar to Telltale’s previous work — or a more action-oriented game.


BLOG REC: Our Valued Customers

February 27, 2011

OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS takes a hilarious look at the best and worst (usually the worst) things said by customers of a real comic book store. Sometimes cringe-worthy, sometimes shocking and always funny, check out a few samples before you visit the site!


THREE New STAR WARS Figures from SIDESHOW

February 26, 2011

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the brand new 12-inch figures Sideshow has on offer. They represent a couple of the unique supporting characters that add richness to the Star Wars universe. Here’s the list–plus a list of the features and accessories that add all that extra value you’ve come to expect from the folks at Sideshow. All three of these guys have just arrived on our shelves and are in-stock and ready to go!

MOMAW NADON (HAMMERHEAD)

* Articulated Pro body
* Authentic likeness of Momaw Nadon
* Detailed costume including bodysuit, tunic, and scarf
* Detailed belt with unique buckle
* Rope belt
* Herb pouch
* Bread bag
* Cantina beverage cup
* E-11 Stormtrooper Blaster
* 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo

CAPTAIN REX

* Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation
* Bodysuit
* Switch-out portrait
* Fully detailed armor set with helmet
* Fabric skirt with holsters
* Jetpack
* Two (2) sets of feet
* Six (6) sets of hands
* Two (2) Blaster Pistols
* Clone Trooper Carbine Blaster
* Clone Trooper Long Rifle
* 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars Logo

GAMORREAN GUARD

* All new articulated figure body
* Authentic likeness of Gamorrean Guard
* Detailed costume including authentic leather belt and fur elements
* Vibro-ax
* Polearm
* Two (2) sets of switch-out hands


Sideshow’s FALCONER PREDATOR

February 25, 2011

The Falconer Predator was a new look for the alien hunters, seen in 2010’s PREDATORS and fans of the franchise will be glad to see it reproduced as Sideshow’s latest 12-inch figure.

As with all of Sideshow’s works, there are a ton of features and accessories that’ll give you just a little bit more awesomeness for your buck. Check this out:

* Authentic and fully detailed likeness of Falconer Predator in the movie Predators
* Realistic and accurate 1/6th scale of 14 inches tall
* Over 22 points of articulations
* Highly detailed head and body armory
* Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* Three (3) interchangeable metal blades of different lengths
* Newly sculpted Predator skull
* Falcon accessory
* Faux-leather skirt and straps
* One (1) pair of forearm armor with right one for inserting blade
* One (1) pair of thigh armor
* One (1) left waist armor
* Facemask with LED light-up function (non-detachable)
* Figure stand with Falconer Predator nameplate and Predators movie logo


Anonymous does something…good?

February 24, 2011

Internet warfare? The WBC website was hacked today and the culprits are more than a little proud. This letter met visitors to the site today!

From The Washington Post:

Anonymous, the loosely organized group of Web “hacktivists,” and the Westboro Baptist Church, known mainly for soliciting publicity through protests at funerals, have been locked in a war of words for the last few weeks. Thursday, Anonymous put those words in actions, taking down the Westboro Baptist Church Web sites. Advantage: Anonymous.

The battle began when a letter posted to AnonNews.org, a message board for Anonymous, said the group would go after Westboro Baptist Church for their “unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos.” On Sunday, Westboro responded on the church’s Web site, telling the “crybaby hackers” to “bring it.”

A second press release appeared on the Anonymous site implying that the Westboro Baptist Church had a hand in posting the first letter. “You thought you could play with Anonymous. You observed our rising notoriety and thought you would exploit our paradigm for your own gain.”

However, just days later, Anonymous did, in fact, attack the site. During a live radio interview, a member of Anonymous challenged Westboro spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps, on the origins of the first press release. Anonymous then said the group had tired of the Westboro Baptist Church’s antics and broken into the site.

“Take this defacement as a simple warning: go away. The world (including Anonymous) disagrees with your hateful messages,” a letter posted to the Westboro Baptist Church’s Web site read.

Phelps-Roper shrugged off the attack, “You cannot shut us up.”

Advantage: no one?


THUNDERCATS’ LION-O

February 24, 2011

It’s a good time to be keen on the Thundercats. On top of the fact that a new show is going to be hitting the airwaves soon, some new footage has just leaked, revealing what would have been a test for a CGI Thundercats film. And though this might never come to be, you can take a look at it here:

And if that’s not enough (could it ever be?), we just got something new from Mezco and it’s a stunner!

The 14-inch LION-O figure will be shipping in July but you can pre-order now! Holding the Sword of Omens high, he features about 7 points of articulation and is packaged in a window box that’ll please collectors.


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