March 31, 2012
Built to scale with the 12-inch Batman figures, the Tumbler Batmobile is an amazing rendering of the design made famous by Christopher Nolan’s stunning Batman trilogy. A pre-order shipping out in November, the Batmobile is an incredibly 29 inches long and demands as much attention as it does display-shelf real estate.
Roof panel slides open to allow access for Sixth Scale Batman
Movable braking flaps
Headlights feature light-up function (Requires Three (3) AAA Batteries – Not Included)
March 31, 2012
Scorpion (yellow), Sub-Zero (blue), Smoke (grey) and Reptile (green) began their video game careers as mods of the same model and this figure 4-pack from Jazwares isn’t afraid to embrace those humble beginnings. Featuring some alternate heads for Scorpion and Reptile, the figures are about 6 inches tall and feature enough articulation to set up some brutal battles on your display shelf. It’s a cool tribute to video game days gone by.
March 29, 2012
What is a Mockingjay Pin?
The Mockingjay pin is based on the Hunger Games, the most anticipated movie of 2012. This Mockingjay pin is a replica as worn by Katniss in the Games. The Mockinjay pin measures about 1.5″ in diameter. This pin is based on the mythical bird The Mockinjay as made famous by the book “Mockingjay” as well as by the movie “The Hunger Games”.
What is a Mockingjay?
“A Mockingjay is a bird that was created through the mating of jabberjays and female mockingbirds. A hybrid of mockingbirds and jabberjays, the birds were created by mistake. The jabberjays – all male – were initially created to eavesdrop on the rebels in the Dark Days, memorizing entire conversations and repeating them back at the Capitol.” [Source-Wiki.com] The Mockingjay is a mythical bird made famous by the book “Mockingjay” as well as by the movie “The Hunger Games”.
Who designed the Mockingjay pin?
The Mockingjay pin was designed by Dana Schneider, owner of Dana Schneider Jewelry. Dana was originally from Ohio but relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1990s. Dana’s first jewelry desigh for film was for the movie Hell that starred Johnny Depp.
The Mockingjay movie prop pin that Dana designed for The Hunger Games was worn by Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) a survivalist who volunteered to represent District 12. The Mockingjay pin design symbolizes rebellion in a post-apocalyptic world and is an important prop in The Hunger Games movie. Schneider was quoted as having been challenged to replicate the design on the book cover and yet make the pin look very realistic.
The Mockingjay movie prop pin replica has quickly became one of the most sought after items on eBay and Amazon following the release of The Hunger Games movie. The pin is also a hot topic on many Twitter feeds as well as social media sites like Google+ and Facebook.
From the Hunger Games, the most anticipated movie of 2012. The mocking Jay pin replica as worn by Katniss in the Games. Measuring about 1.5″ in diameter and can be purchased from Amazon.com for around $15-12.
March 28, 2012
By: Ryan Whitwam (Geek.com)
The ongoing court battle between Asus and Hasbro might be a little surreal at times, but Hasbro, which holds trademarks on the term “transformer,” got some bad news today. A US district court judge has ruled that Hasbro could not stop Asus from making and selling an Android tablet called the Transformer Prime as the case continues winding its way to trial.
Asus released its first Transformer tablet in the spring of 2011, but it was not until the company put out the follow up Transformer Prime, that Hasbro went all decepticon. Hasbro began airing an animated series in late 2010 called, you guessed it, Transformers Prime. The toy maker claimed in court that consumers would be confused, thinking that the Asus tablet was part of the Hasbro line of products. That might not be as completely outlandish as it sounds on the face of it; Hasbro has, in the past, allowed its Transformers logo to appear on mice, USB drives, and other electronic products.
The judge was unwilling to grant Hasbro the preliminary injunction that would have stopped Asus from selling the device until the case was settled. In the decision, the judge used several justifications including the accuracy of the name. The Asus Transformer products “transform” into laptops with the aid of a keyboard dock. Additionally, Hasbro may have simply waited too long to act, thus weakening its claim of ongoing harm to its brand.
Hasbro played up the positives in the case thus far, pointing out that the judge did acknowledge the strength of the Transformers trademark in general. One last bit of juicy data from the courtroom, Asus revealed in filings that it has only moved around 80,000 Transformer Prime tablets since the device was released in January.
March 28, 2012
Ever wonder how some of your favourite video game characters came to be in their very unique circumstances? Well, Cracked.com has some answers in their latest Photoplasty. Check it out!
March 28, 2012
GI JOE’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL will be the next amazingly realistic 12-inch figure to join the ranks when it arrives next month! Fans can pre-order it now and get their hands on what might be the best-ever rendering of the kick-ass machine-gunner. Naturally, because this is a Sideshow toy, you’re not just getting the typical “soldier and gun” duo, but an assortment of accessories that’s sure to please. Check this out:
Articulated Prometheus 1.2 body with over 30 points of articulation
Newly developed and sculpted arms and neck
Highly detailed and hand painted Rock N Roll portrait
Fabric BDU Pants
Fabric BDU Shirts
Helmet with deco
Four (4) Helmet EVA pads
Surfboard Helmet Sticker Sheet
Highly Detailed Triple Aught Design FAST Backpack
Two (2) Canteen Pouches
Two (2) Canteens
First Aid Pouch
Two (2) SAW Ammo Pouches
Two (2) Ammo Boxes
Drop Leg .45 Holster
.45 1911 pistol
Two (2) .45 Magazines
LMF Knife Rig
XMLR-3A Laser Rifle
MK-43 M-60 Machine Gun
Red Dot Sight
Three (3) 7.62 Bullet Belts
Three (3) Frag Grenades
Two (2) Smoke Grenades
One (1) pair gloved fists
One (1) left C grip hand
One (1) left gloved open hand
One (1) right gloved trigger hand
One (1) right C grip hand
One (1) bare right trigger hand
One (1) bare left C grip
One (1) pair standing combat boot
One (1) pair action combat boot
1:6 Scale GI JOE Figure Stand with logo
March 27, 2012
If you’re a fan of Sherlock, you’ve got about 12 more hours to snag this limited edition shirt on RIPT, one of those daily shirt sites you probably already monitor on Teemagnet.
Check out this design and then grab it on RIPT!