The three STAR SISTERS join our still-growing collection of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE figures. Standing about 6 inches tall, these multi-coloured beauties JEWELLSTAR, STARLA and TALLSTAR wield their star-topped staffs in a three-pack that’s sure to please fans of the franchise.
No new Walking Dead until February, huh? Well, you could lie down and accept it, or you could snag a pair of walkers (well, technically one’s a biter, but…aren’t they all?) and two of the show’s most awesome leads, RICK GRIMES and DARYL DIXON. Brought to you by McFarlane, these figures are honestly stunning in their high levels of detail and the amazing sculpting of the faces, the clothing and the zombie gore. Rick comes with his trusty sidearm and Daryl’s equipped with his signature weapon, the silent crossbow.
With the explosive ending of the midseason finale, we really can’t wait until a new episode airs, but if we’ve gotta kill time before February, we might as well have a little something to get us by. These 6-inch figures definitely fit the bill.
Two Stewies, Peter, Brian, Cleveland and Quagmire make up the first series of interactive, talking figures from Family Guy.
Snap one of these Playmates figures into an environmental base and hear them speak! Each one speaks a unique phrase or two on the base you choose, making them a cut above the average action figure and creating a unique interactive experience right out of the irreverent world of the show!
The characters of the first series can be purchased individually or as a set. And if you’re looking for the first of the interactive environments, you can also snag Lois, who comes with the Griffin living room.
“In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
Yesterday’s big entertainment buzz was all about Conan O’Brien and his upcoming move to TBS. Naturally, I was very much Team Coco when NBC pulled the switcheroo on their Tonight Show hosts, so I’m thrilled that Conan’s got a brand new place to go once he returns from his live tour.
I’ll admit, however, that when I heard it wasn’t going to be FOX and that TBS was getting Coney, I was slightly…nervous? Put off? Uncertain? After all, it’s not exactly known for…well, anything except syndicated sitcoms or some truly terrible syndicated comedy.
Fortunately, the folks at Entertainment Weekly feel my pain and the pain of all other Coco fans feeling grim about TBS and thus have written a pretty great article about why we should all be very, very happy…
With the news that Conan O’Brien will start a show on TBS in November, there are going to be a lot of people dubious about his decision and scoffing at his new chosen network. Here’s why you shouldn’t.
1. Conan will get a big audience.
I mean by comparison. From the moment he premieres, given the outreach of basic cable combined with TBS’ easy-to-locate position on most cable systems, O’Brien will immediately draw more viewers than Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. (And if you think TBS’ 10-11 p.m. line-up of Family Guy and The Office reruns is a poor lead-in for Conan, just remember that Comedy Central’s South Park reruns and stand-up-comic specials don’t do Stewart and Colbert any favors, either.)
Conan won’t come close to Leno and Letterman in ratings, of course. But the perception (that combo of hype, demos, and word-of-mouth) will be that Conan is a hit. And perception counts for a lot. It’s what makes some of you think Jon Stewart, as good as he is, out-draws your local news at 11. He doesn’t.
2. Conan instantly makes a square cable channel seem hip.
Hip and cool have always been important to O’Brien and his audience, even if they don’t admit it. If there’s one thing we learned about Conan from his Tonight Show run, it’s that O’Brien is an acquired taste for mass America. Being on TBS enables O’Brien to bestow his hipness upon a low-rent cable channel. And if there’s one thing we learned about Conan’s audience from his Tonight Show run, it’s that they love to consider themselves a beleaguered cult of cognoscenti. Well, Conan’s arrival at TBS will enable Team Coco to do something cults love: take something that’s considered lame and single handedly raise it to cool status.
3. The alternative — Fox — would likely have been a disaster.
As I’ve written before, Fox has never launched a successful late-night talk show, and Conan would have immediately been discussed in the media in the same breath as such failures as the Chevy Chase and Joan Rivers shows. That’s not good publicity. Plus, the lead-in Fox outlets would have provided (some of them grumpily) for O’Brien is, in most markets, its local news, not the biggest ratings-gatherers. It’s far better for Conan to mount a fresh version of his old show in a new outlet, which is what TBS provides.