The BREAKING DAWN Trailer and TWILIGHT Figures!

Well, if you were among the millions watching last night’s MTV Movie awards and eagerly awaiting the premiere of the Breaking Dawn trailer, then you’ve already seen and enjoyed this. But if you’re a Twi-hard and you need your hourly fix of Edward and Bella or if you weren’t able to catch the preview last night, then here it is in all its glory!

And if you’re a fan, then you might also want to check out what else the world of Twilight has to offer! So here’s a look at just one of the awesome 6-inch figures we’ve got available from NECA’s awesome collection.

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New Moon: The Reviews are in! Plus, Figures!

We’ve got all four of the New Moon figures in-stock and available for sale. Check out Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, Bella and Alice over in our Twilight and New Moon section. The figures stand about 6 inches tall and feature some great sculpting that makes them very loyal to the iconic looks of their film counterparts. They’re made by NECA, so don’t expect much in the way of articulation, but the scultping and design will more than make up for what it lacks in movement. These will look great on the shelf of anyone who loves the books or the films.

But if you’re a true Twi-hard, you probably already had those on pre-order and have seen the film at least once. But for everybody else, MTV.com brings us the lastest from fans and critics who have now reentered the world of Twilight for the second installment, New Moon.

It’s Friday morning, and the opening midnight screenings of “New Moon” have come and gone. But it’s not just devoted vampire lovers and werewolf fiends who got early looks at the film. Premieres and screenings have taken place across the country, and loads of folks have already been able to see this sequel to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” vampire series.

Now, let’s be honest, if you’re a committed Twilighter, you surely already plunked down some cash for an opening weekend trip to the cinema and are counting the minutes until showtime. Or maybe you’re sitting on the “Twilight” fence, unsure if all the breathless enthusiasm for Edward and Bella can possibly live up to the hype. Well, the “New Moon” reviews have flooded in to help you decide. Agree or disagree, here are what the critics are saying about the film.

Perhaps the most notable difference between “Twilight” and “New Moon” — aside from Taylor Lautner’s new muscles — is the look and style of the film after a new director came on board the franchise. “Director Chris Weitz (‘The Golden Compass’) has crafted a film with visual flair and polish, particularly in the action sequences of werewolves vs. vampires,” writes USA Today’s Claudia Puig. “Fortunately, he is more sparing with the tight close-ups and swirling shots that typified ‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke’s dizzying style.”

And then, of course, there are the film’s three leads. Not all critics were taken with their performances, but many gave them props. “Kristen Stewart is a little twitchy (‘Can’t she get through one scene without playing with her hair?’ a friend of mine sniped afterward) but her antics and moody moping are perfectly appropriate to the troubled-teen character,” declares Stephen Whitty of the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “As for her co-stars — well, they do exactly what they need to do, which is embody two separate kinds of wish-fulfillments for the fans. A newly buff Taylor Lautner is hunky, often shirtless — and very much the Bad Boy (complete with motorcycle and delinquent friends) every girl is warned about. And Robert Pattinson — all tousled locks and malnourished torso — has all the troubled anguish of the Sensitive Soul No One Understands.”

Our own Kurt Loder was thrilled to see Lautner take over from Pattinson for the large part of the movie. “Last year’s sensitive hunk, with his pasty face and glum, mopey demeanor, is no match for this year’s actual hunk; and Jacob — vibrant, funny, and madly muscular — romps off with the picture,” he says.

The supporting cast come in for especially high praise. “Michael Sheen takes a break from playing historical figures like David Frost and Tony Blair and gets to overact shamelessly as Aro, the head of the vampire council known as the Volturi,” says the Boston Globe’s Ty Burr. “Better yet, there’s Dakota Fanning, God bless her, showing Stewart how it’s done in one nifty scene as a vampirette with sadistic mental powers and old-school movie presence. Anna Kendrick also walks away with her one scene as Bella’s tart high school pal, Jessica.”

While many critics acknowledge how the film serves its base, they argue that “New Moon” won’t hit home for those less familiar with franchise mythology. “[E]xpect this film to satisfy its fans,” explains Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Everybody else, get ready for a bizarre soap opera/pageant, consisting of a succession of static scenes with characters loping into the frame to announce exactly what they’re thinking. Then they spell out their personalities for us. Here is an emotionally tortured vampire. Here is a perky, friendly vampire. And don’t forget the vampire who is a dedicated physician.”

So while not every critic may get the “Twilight” phenomenon, fans undoubtedly will. ” ‘New Moon’ is not all love and hisses,” says the Toronto Star’s Peter Howell. “Although tangled romance is more the emphasis this time out — ‘Romeo and Juliet’ allusions are driven home like a stake through the heart — there are action set pieces designed to thrill genre movie lovers. They’ll likely scare the daylights out of everyone else.”

For Twilighters: New Moon Figures

On the heels of the Twilight 2-Pack from NECA comes the next series of toys from the film franchise based on Stephanie Meyers’ trendy vampire book series.

The first series of toys from the hotly-anticipated New Moon consists of four figures: Edward and Bella, plus Alice and the werewolf, Jacob Black. Rendered with all the skill you’ve come to expect from the folks at NECA, they look just like the actors and are a great way for fans to get just a little bit closer to their favourite characters–or just Robert Pattinson.

You can find the Twilight movie, Twilight book and New Moon Soundtrack here!
Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack

The Official New Moon Trailer!

In case you missed our last New Moon post,where we checked out the new poster (above) and the Twilight figures (below), here’s a bit of news that’s sure to please Twi-hards everywhere.

The official trailer is out! Hard-core fans likely already know this, but as is the way with phenomena like the Twilight books/films, I’m sure that Meyer-fans (or maybe just Pattinson fans) won’t complain about taking another look…or fifty.  If you liked the first film, you’ve surely been salivating at the mere prospect of another, so hopefully this will tide you over until it’s release on November 20th!