As far as I’m concerned, GI Joe was the “main event” at Hasbro’s Toy Fair presentation. After two years of blowing fans away from the sidelines with the incredible Pursuit of Cobra and 30th Anniversary lines, GI Joe is now reporting front and center with a major new movie, ready to make the jump from a toy line to a full-fledged pop culture phenomenon!
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2012 is a big year for Star Wars– Clone Wars is going strong into its fourth season, and The Phantom Menace is back in theaters, the first (of probably many) Star Wars movies to get the 3D treatment. Hasbro, of course has lots of great new toys to go along with this banner year for the galaxy far away… Get all the details on their plans for Star Wars this year!
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The Woman In Black marks the third movie released by horror film icons Hammer since their return, and the movie– starring the former Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe– is the first movie that deserves a place in Hammer’s hall of fame. Atmospheric, dark and more than a little spooky, The Woman In Black is a great addition to the grand Gothic Horror tradition.
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The first new Joes of 2012 have hit, in the form of Big Bad Toy Store’s awesome new GI Joe 7-packs! The two packs are reaching into the most badass corners of the Joe universe, and delivering two of the toughest teams to the Modern Era– Slaughter’s Marauders and The Dreadnoks!Each set includes seven great figures that round out a big part of the 25th Anniversary collection with some modern updates to these two teams of classic characters. Let’s take a closer look at the Dreadnoks and Slaughter’s Marauders!!
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Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs made a 100% Pure Awesome return this Summer at SDCC, and the return continued with the new Maximum Carnage exclusive set at New York Comic Con! The new set of mini-Muggs features our favorite web-slinging super hero Spider-Man, along with some of his most dangerous foes– Venom, Carnage, Demogoblin… and perhaps his most hated enemy of all, J. Jonah Jameson! Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we got the chance to check out this awesome new set!
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There were a lot of major panels at New York Comic Con, but the biggest by far was the Marvel Sudios panel for The Avengers! The movie, coming to theaters next Summer, is the culmination of six years of films, bringing together such comic book (and now cinematic) heroes such as Iron-Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor along with newcomers such as Hawkeye and Black Widow in the ultimate comic book team-up movie. The panel saw the first big-screen presentation of the brand new Avengers trailer, as well as an exclusive first look at a scene from the film… and featured much of the cast of the super hero movie live to answer questions from fans!
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After all these years, the most iconic cartoon idiots of all time are returning to TV– Beavis and Butt-head returns to MTV on October 27th! To celebrate the grand return, creator Mike Judge made an appearance at New York Comic Con, where he answered questions and even aired the premiere episode to a packed room of diehard fans!
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Perennial Comic Con favorites Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer– and their little show called Venture Bros– were back for their hometown Con again this year, and they sat down to talk about everything from writing the upcoming Season Five, to what they’d like to see in an inevitable (someday) reboot of the show, with all the inappropriate language and obscure pop culture references you’d expect from the guys behind the funniest cartoon ever. See what Jackson and Doc had to say at NYCC this year…
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When I first heard about Eagleheart, the Adult Swim action spoof starring Chris Elliott, I geeked out– here’s the weirdest, funniest network on television, combined with one of the funniest, weirdest actors of all time! If you haven’t seen it, the resulting show is every bit as awesome as it should be, as Elliott’s US Marshal Chris Monsanto punches, kicks and shoots his way to solving cases week after week! We had the chance to sit down with Chris, co-stars Brett Gelman and Maria Thayer, and show creators Michael Koman and Jason Woliner at New York Comic Con to discuss what’s coming up on Season Two.. check it out!
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At this point, hopefully you’ve heard of Attack The Block. The incredible sci-fi/ action/ comedy from first time British director Joe Cornish hosted a panel at New York Comic Con, as well as a screening of the film at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this week. I had a chance to sit down with Joe to talk about his amazing movie, and the experience of hitting a cinematic home run on his first time out directing a feature film.
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