IRON MAIDEN: KILLERS

June 30, 2011

To help you celebrate over 30 years of Iron Maiden’s hard rock and heavy metal, NECA has released a highly-detailed 6-inch figure of the band’s zombie mascot, Eddie.

Recreating his look from the 1981 album KILLERS, Eddie is fully-poseable and comes with the axe he was wielding in the iconic image.


Pictures of Real Live Pokemon Creatures

June 29, 2011

I came across some neat pictures of real live pokemon creatures, check them out…can you name them out.  Go ahead and try.  I think the cutest one is Pikachu.

real pokemon creatures


CAPTAIN AMERICA: BATTLE AT RED SKULL LAIR

June 29, 2011

Joining the ranks of the Superhero Squad is this brand new 3-pack, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER – BATTLE AT RED SKULL LAIR.

Beyond a mouthful of a name, this awesome collection consists of Captain America himself, Bucky Barnes and Red Skull as cute-ified versions of the characters you’ll be seeing in the upcoming summer film, Captain America: The First Avenger.

And speaking of the film, a new trailer’s been released so you’d best check it out!


Food Drive at Toys on Fire Ottawa

June 28, 2011

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC) is a program run by volunteers from Barrhaven United Church and other caring community members of Barrhaven. It provides food for families in need during the year. Its service area is Barrhaven.

Last Halloween Toys on Fire Ottawa customers helped to collect about $500 of food donations in just one day! This year we will have a bin at the store to accept your kind donations from June 27th to July 16th (Our 6th Anniversary Ottawa Party) and we are hoping to break last years record.  In fact, to help things along, we’re offering to give out ballots for our PS3 contest for every donation made in the store.  If you feel like going the extra mile and bring in 10 or more cans, we’ll give you 10% off of your purchase that day (only valid at Ottawa location).

Food banks like this one get a lot of great support throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. However, they do see a large decrease in donations during the summertime. We are helping to offset this shortage and get food to the families in need all year long. So please consider bringing a non-perishable donation the next time you stop by our Ottawa store.

BFC accepts the following items:

  • non-perishable, canned and packaged foods in original packaging
  • certain everyday-use household and personal care items, such as toothpaste, soaps, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissues, and dishwasher and laundry detergent
  • baby diapers and baby food
  • cash donations

Urgently needed items:

  • Canned meats and fish
  • Canned stews and pasta
  • Rice (brown and white)
  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit juice
  • Cookies and snacks
  • Household supplies and personal care products, such as toothpaste, soaps, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissues, dishwasher and laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies
  • Diapers (all sizes)

Hot Toys and Sideshow Presents: SWEENEY TODD

June 28, 2011


* Authentic and detailed likeness of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd
* Stands approximately 30 cm tall
* Slim version of TrueType body with 38 points of articulation
* Highly detailed hair sculpture with black and grey colors
* Realistic facial expression with details wrinkles and expression
* Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
* One (1) pair of faux-leather gloved hands with relaxed left hands and right hands for holding shaving razor
* One (1) pair of knitted gloved hands with relaxed left hands and right hands for holding shaving razor
* One (1) pair of hands for holding shaving kit
* Individually hand-painted head sculpt
* One (1) black stripes patterned trench coat
* One (1) light grey jacket
* One (1) dark green vest
* One (1) white shirt
* One (1) thin dark grey patterned scarf
* One (1) pair of blue-black pants with white stripes and shoulder straps
* One (1) faux-leather brown belt with buckle
* One (1) pair of black short boots
* One (1) classic shaving kit including one (1) set of shaving brush and mug
* One (1) shaving razor case with three (3) shaving razors
* One (1) brown shaving razor polishing towel
* One (1) white handkerchief
* One (1) movie-accurate brown barber chair with swivel, footrest and vintage patterns
* One(1) large figure stand with movie-accurate backdrop and the movie nameplate

From Fleet Street to your display shelf comes SWEENEY TODD, the murderous barber of the stage show and Tim Burton’s 2007 film. This version is evidently based on the film, where Johnny Depp portrayed the eponymous Todd. Depp has had his share of action figures and models, from Edward Scissorhands to Jack Sparrow to the Mad Hatter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but this is definitely the most villainous of his action figure counterparts.

It’s a welcome addition from Sideshow, of course, because it looks just stunning and captures both the character and his capable actor just perfectly. Plus, it comes with the boobytrapped chair and the perfect backdrop to make this really stand out.


Milla Jovovich as Resident Evil’s ALICE from Hot Toys and Sideshow

June 27, 2011

A brand new figure of Resident Evil’s ALICE (Milla Jovovich) is on the way in the 4th quarter of this year and you can pre-order it now to make you get your hands on one of the strongest, most awesome female characters in action films.

Standing about 12 inches tall, she comes with a ton of weaponry and a few outfit options, too, allowing you to customise the character and get the most striking look for your display shelf. Just don’t put her next to any zombies.

Here’s a list of the features you can expect:

* Authentic hand-painted likeness of Milla Jovovich as Alice in the movie Resident Evil- Afterlife with detailed hair sculpture
* Stands approximately 28 cm tall
* TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
* Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
* Three (3) pairs of palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) pair of palms for holding gun
* One (1) pair of palms for holding blade
* One (1) dark blue colored jacket
* One (1) black short-sleeved T-shirt
* One (1) black military vest
* One (1) pair of black leggings
* One (1) pair of light-brown leg warmers
* One (1) pair of black boots
* One (1) blade with sheath
* Two (2) Nepal knives
* Two (2) pistols
* Two (2) shotguns
* Two (2) machine guns
* One (1) baton
* One (1) brown faux-leather gun holster with belt


Anne Hathaway talks CATWOMAN in The Dark Knight Rises

June 26, 2011

From the Coventry Telegraph comes the first Catwoman-related words from the set of The Dark Knight Rises. It’s not much, but it’ll have to do for now…

THERE are whispers that Warner Bros will soon follow its unveiling of Tom Hardy’s Bane with an image of Anne Hathaway clad as Catwoman.

But until the day of that revelation – which is sure to make the interwebs melt, judging from the current levels of hysteria – there have been a few items of gossip about Hathaway’s performance as the feline felon in The Dark Knight Rises.

We’ve heard about the actress accidentally giving an actor a black eye with a gun during a fight scene, not to mention talk of multiple wardrobe changes because of Anne’s vigorous exertions splitting the seams of her outfit.

Now comes another report in which she offers a few other tidbits about her involvement in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman flick.

Hathaway says many other contenders had auditioned to play Catwoman, though we don’t yet know who they were.

She revealed: “Chris Nolan tested dozens of girls. I got the audition and then I just had to sit at home and wait for him to decide.”

The interview is on Swedish news site Nojes Bladet in which – with the aid of Google and the correction of some clumsy auto-translation – she adds that she has enjoyed the challenge of taking on the comic book role.

She is well aware that comparisons will be made with other iconic portrayals of Catwoman, such as Eartha Kitt (who purred so perfectly in the 1960s Batman TV series, along with Julie Newmar and – in its film spin-off – Lee Meriwether) and Michelle Pfeiffer (who was so sensuously slinky in latex in Tim Burton’s 1992 feature Batman Returns).

Hathaway isn’t worried by having so much to live up to, explaining: “It makes you work harder. I am taking a chance that something may not work. But there is a certain satisfaction that, at the end of the day, I did everything I could.”

And what about the physical preparations for the role, especially in the light of all those reports of intense action scenes that resulted in ripped costumes?

Hathaway admits to having lost weight for the part but on the training aspect she only has this to say: “That’s a little embarrassing”, she says, laughing nervously. “It’s a bit personal. I’d rather talk about the acting than my training.”

It’s not clear exactly what she means but it no doubt adds to the mystique surrounding the production.

Word is all positive though and over at Hollywood Life, a source on the film set is quoted as saying: “Everything from the looks in her eyes, her head movements, her body – everything is so feline. The role is taking her to new places.”

“It’s really unbelievable how realistic she is in this role, I never expected it.”

We’ll get chance to see for ourselves when The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20, 2012.

A Fan Manipulation of Hathaway as Catwoman


Star Wars DEWBACK 1:6 Scale Figure from Sideshow

June 25, 2011

The skin texturing alone on this awesome Dewback figure is awesome and you should definitely check this thing out if you’re a fan of the films and the strange creatures lurking within it. This reptilian beast of burden is a perfect ride for any of the Sideshow characters you may already have gotten.

Features:
* Highly detailed and textured Dewback sculpture with detailed paint application
* Tatooine desert base sculpt
* One (1) metal riders lance
* Faux-leather reins
* Four (4) detachable highly detailed and functioning faux-fur and fabric saddlebags
* One (1) detachable roll out shelter
* One (1) detachable faux-fur saddle horn cover

Also available from Sideshow is a gorgeous, deluxe 19-inch Stormtrooper statue that brings the Dark Side’s faceless henchmen to life in a way only Sideshow ever could. Boasting hand-cast armor and real fabric accents, Star Wars fans should consider this a must-have on their display shelves!


Hot Toys: Spider-Man 3′s NEW GOBLIN

June 24, 2011

I would have loved to see more of this guy, to be honest, as he was one of the few real positives in the critically-panned Spider-Man 3. James Franco as Harry Osborne was fantastic and gave wider audiences a chance to enjoy his performances. Now, perhaps aware of how truly awesome Franco has been since then, Sideshow and Hot Toys are reaching back to 2007 and bringing you a rendering of Franco’s Harry as New Goblin.

Beyond the amazing resemblance, this figure boasts a ton of other features that make it a real quality collectible from the folks who do it best.

* Additional switch-out head with green mask and protective eye glasses
* Stands approximately 30 cm tall
* TrueType body with 30 points of articulation
* Two (2) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms with right palm for holding sword and left palm for holding pumpkin bomb
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) black and green jacket with elbow pads, belt and sword sheath on the back
* One (1) pair of black pants
* One (1) pair of black snow boots
* Three (3) swords with different lengths
* One (1) set of pumpkin bomb
* One (1) pair of forearm armor weapons (right side can be interchanged to fighting mode)
* One (1) sword pocket with straps
* One (1) sword sheath
* One (1) sky stick with light-up function and transparent stand
* Figurine stand with New Goblin nameplate and the movie logo

It’s a pre-order and will be shipping in the third quarter of this year. Grab it now to reserve yours while supplies last!


BIOSHOCK: The New LED-Lit BIG DADDY

June 23, 2011

As you wander through Rapture, you’ll see a ton of Big Daddies and their Little Sisters and when you do, it’s usually a good idea to protect yourself by checking out what kind of mood the Big Daddy is in. Green light and he’s completely calm, Yellow light and he’s warning you or a Splicer to steer clear and if there’s a Red light, well, he’s probably trying to take you out for crossing the line.

Now you can recreate all the negative and positive emotions of a Big Daddy with this new Bioshock toy fitted with LED lights! If you’ve got a Little Sister toy on-hand, you’ll want to be extra careful when you set this pair up.


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