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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Halloween-Ready: Reasoning with Vampires

REASONING WITH VAMPIRES is a new blog that cuts the Twilight series to pieces and draws blood. Whether they believe that vampires are scary or are just tired of comma splicing and messy writing, there are pages and pages of some really hilarious critiques that range from the juvenile to the brilliant. If you’re not a fan of the franchise or you’re just looking to learn a couple things about English, then check ’em out!

12-inch Blade figure from Hot Toys and Sideshow

Just in case Twilight has made you forget about the days when vampires were still scary, Sideshow has released a stunning new 12-inch figure of Wesley Snipes as the vampire-killing machine (and part vampire–there’s always self-loathing in these things), Blade.

The figure, which features a full 32 points of articulation, boasts a brilliant head sculpt and perfect likeness and generally shows all the high-quality work that always goes into Sideshow’s creations. There’s a reason they’ve got a great reputation and this figure is yet another example of how they got there.

If that’s not enough, though, take a look at some of the other features:

* Lifelike head sculpt with Blade’s signature tattoos at back
* Film-accurate costume including overcoat, black jacket, best, shirt, pants and boots
* Sunglasses
* Shoulder Holster
* Two (2) foldable glaives
* Two (2) extendable hand armors
* Sword with scabbard
* Interchangeable sword handle with blades
* Five (5) stakes
* Two (2) UV Bombs
* Machine Gun
* Two (2) Handguns
* Four (4) sets of interchangeable gloved hands
* Figure stand with Blade II movie logo and Blade nameplate

New Moon: Series 2 – Shirtless Jacob and Sparkling Edward

Love it or hate it, Twilight is here to stay…at least for a couple more years as we await the coming of the last two films. And with the marketing machine behind Stephanie Meyer’s juggernaut of a franchise still going strong, NECA’s released a whole new wave of figures as the second series from their New Moon collection.

For fans of the series, this is a blessing. For those who can’t stand it, well…these might be the most alarming yet as, on top of a second Edward and a figure of Jasper, Series 2 brings us…SPARKLE EDWARD (above) and SHIRTLESS JACOB.

Yes, that’s correct. One figure devoted to Edward as he appears in the sun (why these vampires sparkle rather than burn, I don’t know, but such is the watered-down monster of our time) and another to those who just want to see Taylor Lautner with his top off. You can see the whole set (and the original Twilight figures) over in CmdStore’s Twilight section and here’s a look at what you can expect from everybody’s favourite shirtless werewolf.

Personally, though, I think I’ll be sticking with Benicio Del Toro in the upcoming The Wolf Man. And we’ve got figures from that, too, which I can definitely say I prefer even if he keeps his shirt on.

Robert Pattinson wants to play X-Men’s Magneto

Robert Pattinson Comicbookmovie.com reports Robert Pattinson dreams of playing one of the most well-known comic book characters. When asked if he ever thought about playing a superhero on film, the Twilight Saga: Eclipse actor said, “Well yeah, I think everyone wonders about that sometimes.”

But don’t count on the British actor to take on the Man of Steel or the Caped Crusader costume anytime soon. Pattinson would rather be on the dark side, playing the X-Men’s most famous nemesis Magneto. “My little cousin tells me I look like Magneto so I guess thats who I should probably play,” he added.   Young Sherlock….Young Indiana Jones…..Young Magneto?  It could work.

We have tons of different Magneto figures but we also have Robert Pattinson as Edward in Twlight New Moon.

Edward Twilight Figure

Taylor Lautner flaunts rippling 8-pack in Twilight New Moon

Taylor Lautner shirtless

Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner, who worked out nonstop to gain 30 pounds of muscle for sequel New Moon, is embarrassed by the media attention surrounding his ripped physique.

“It’s actually quite uncomfortable knowing so many people are seeing that!” Lautner, 17, tells Us. “It’s a little bit embarrassing!”

Taylor credits working out and eating around the clock for the rippling 8-pack abs he flaunts in New Moon. Gaining weight was “a lot of hard work,” says Lautner. “[It was all about] eating, working out – a lot of stuff.”

For Twilight’s next two sequels–Eclipse and Breaking Dawn–Taylor must add even more weight to his naturally lanky frame. [Editor’s note: In the book, Jacob morphs from a baby-faced 6’2″ teen to a monstrous 6’7″ werewolf.]

“Jacob continually grows throughout the series, so I’m still going to have to put on a little bit more weight,” says Taylor.

Lautner is currently in Vancouver with co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, filming Eclipse. “We are having a lot of fun hanging out in Vancouver,” says Lautner. “It’s really good.”

Twilight has flexed some serious box-office muscles, having grossed over $384 million worldwide since its release last fall while the sequel (New Moon) has grossed over $677 million worldwide so far.

Buy New Moon Action Figures at Cmdstore.com:

Taylor Launter Action Figure

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.”