Once again, Hasbro threw a pre-party the night before New York Comic Con begins, to show off some of their coolest new toys being released over the next six months. This year’s showing had something for everyone, with spotlights on the eagerly anticipated Captain America and Spider-Man Legends, Transformers 4 and lots more.
Mezco Toyz unveils a fourth version of their stylized Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Temple of Darkness Sorceress is Mattel’s Power Con/ New York Comic Con exclusive for 2012, and while she may be seen as a straight-up Sorceress repaint, there are a couple of changes that fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how much you love the original) improve on the first Sorceress. She loses her bird form and perch, but she does come with an impressive new podium for King Grayskull’s Orb of Power. This alone moves the toy beyond a mere redeco and definitely merits a purchase. Please read on as to why.
Everyone knows remakes can be a bad idea, but the creators of the new Evil Dead believe they have side-stepped the pitfalls of lousy reboots, to come up with a new story worth telling.
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One of the things most fans recall about the original Evil Dead series is the campy, goofy attitude that developed throughout the series. Sure, there was generous portions of gore, but Raimi was equally inspired by Three Stooges-style slapstick. But don’t expect many laughs in the new Evil Dead; the remake is side-stepping the silliness of the later films, for a more straightforward scare-fest like the original.
Jane Levy, the new star of Evil Dead, is a newcomer to horror– as an actor and as a fan– and she takes an entirely different approach to making the new protagonist, Mia, a unique character.
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