Step into 221B with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

How many people can say they’ve got London’s only Consulting Detective on their side to help solve crimes? Now you can be one of them. Check out this Sherlock Sherlock Holmes, a figure imagination of the hit Masterpiece Theater show’s beloved protagonist. Underground Toys brings us this five-inch offering in awesome detail. Benedict Cumberbatch’s likeness is reproduced here with the utmost care.

This 21st-century update of the sleuth imagined by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle includes character specific accessories such as Sherlock’s ever present mobile phone, his violin and of course, the skull! He comes packaged in a deluxe five panel box featuring a smart design based on the iconic door facade of Sherlock’s London residence, 221B Baker Street. Grab yours by clicking on the image below.

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Iron Man 2 Trailer Coming Soon?

Worstpreviews.com has some good news for Iron Man fans who can’t wait for the trailer for the next movie: it might be accompanying Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming film! Not to mention standing alongside the fourth Shrek movie’s teaser before Avatar.

About a month ago, director Jon Favreau hinted that the trailer for the upcoming “Iron Man” sequel will appear in front of “Sherlock Holmes” on December 25th. Apparently that plan has changed, or slightly modified.

According to a very unreliable source, the IMDB message boards, a worker at a New Zealand movie theater said the following: “Hey, i work as a projectionist for a theater complex, Berkley Cinemas, in Auckland, New Zealand and we just got an email from Paramount today to say that they will be sending out the first trailers for Iron Man 2 and Shrek Forever After next week to be played before Avatar beginning Dec. 17.”

It has already been confirmed that the trailer for “Shrek Forever After” will play in front of “Avatar,” so it’s not a big surprise that “Iron Man” would want to get in on unveiling the first footage with one of the biggest films of the year. I’m sure the “Iron Man 2” trailer will be in front of “Sherlock Holmes,” a week later, as well.

And while the Christmas season seems at once too far away and too soon, the actual Iron Man release in 2010 will at least be bringing with it a ton of press, comic book tie-ins, merchandise and–you guessed it: ACTION FIGURES! So here’s a look at just two of the items we’re getting; they’re both from the extremely popular Marvel Select collection and feature a look at the faces of both Tony Stark (Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his best friend James Rhodes (War Machine, played by Don Cheadle, who replaces Terrence Howard). Check ’em out!




First Look: ROBERT DOWNEY JR. in SHERLOCK HOLMES Movie

As Iron Man 2 starts shooting for its 2010 opening, fans of leading man Robert Downey Jr. can look forward to Christmas Day (for reasons besides…you know. Christmas) and the release of Sherlock Holmes. Guy Ritchie’s first large scale release of his post-Madonna days, the film sees “Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England” (imdb.com). Also feauturing Canadian Rachel McAdams as the pretty, witty Irene Adler, it’s more action-packed, visceral take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation than we’ve ever seen and should be a great addition to Ritchie’s body of work. Above, you can see the first of the teaser posters. Whether it’s a clue as to the aesthetic of the film remains to be seen, but here are a pair of screencaps released earlier this year:

RDJ can also be seen alongside Jamie Foxx in The Soloist, but it’s not exactly a role that’ll satisfy those looking for a filmic punch of Iron Man. For Tony Stark fans, they’ll have to survive on comics, previews and, of course, a ton of merch. Like any good action figure store, we’ve got a bunch of items still in stock, from 6-inch figures to life-size busts. Check ’em out in the Iron Man collection, or take a look at the featured items below: