LEGO Dimensions trailer

If you’re a frequent reader of SlashFilm, you know that we love LEGO, and we love even more when the building block toy gets blended with our favorite films. Whether it’s an official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set or a custom Jurassic Park visitor center, we like seeing the building blocks come together to make things from the movies we love.

Therefore, our interest is piqued by the forthcoming video game LEGO Dimensions, a new collectible figure video game which combines the likes of Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Batman (and other DC Comics heroes), The LEGO Movie, Ninjago and even The Wizard of Oz.

And now a new trailer has arrived online, showing the story behind how all these different franchises came to be mixed up with each other. But the real highlight is seeing Batman fight another Batman. Watch the LEGO Dimensions trailer after the jump! Read More »

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how they make Hot Toys figures

Obviously we’re big movie fans here at SlashFilm. And some of us like to show our passion by having cool stuff on our shelves. Whether it’s prop replicas, LEGO sets, action figures or a piece of art on the wall, we like to show how much we love what we love.

For those with some extra cash to throw around, they go the extra mile with their collectibles and pick up things from places like Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. And a new video shows how the latter company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults, getting a close-up look at the sculpting, painting and more. Find out how they make Hot Toys figures after the jump! Read More »

Hot Toys Millennium Falcon: Hot Toys Announces 18-Foot Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Update: A few days ago we published a story about Hot Toys’ announcement of an 18-Foot Long Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon which would premiere this week at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK), the biggest pop-culture event in Hong Kong. The show is about the begin and the first photos have leaked online. Check out the first photos of the Hot Toys 18-Foot Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon.

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Hot Toys Princess Leia figure

Earlier this week Hot Toys announced an 18-foot-long 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon, which will make its debut at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK) in just a couple more days. Before that show, Hot Toys has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. The highly-detailed collectible figure is of course based on actress Carrie Fisher‘s iconic likeness from Star Wars: A New Hope. Hit the jump to see a gallery of photos of the new Hot Toys Princess Leia figure and learn more about the release.

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How to build a hoverboard

Not too long ago, automobile company Lexus teased that they might have a working hoverboard on the way, which is perfect since 2015 is the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. But we’re still waiting for more on the functional hoverboard front.

In the meantime, the folks at DIY Prop Shop have put together a helpful guide for fans who may not have the money to pay for the eventual real hoverboard, but still want to show off their future tech at home. The video shows how to build a hoverboard for just $33, and it actually looks pretty damn good.

Find out how to make your own hoverboard after the jump! Read More »

Star Wars Oculus Rift

If you thought that Jedi GoPro video we recently posted was a cool new way to experience a galaxy far, far away, wait until you see this fanmade trailer for a proposed Star Wars virtual reality game.

A company called Hammerhead VR created this trailer for Star Wars VR, a game intended to be played on the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that will end up changing the way we play video games forever.

Watch the Star Wars Oculus Rift trailer after the jump! Read More »

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Immersit 4D home entertainment

Though it hasn’t become quite as widespread as the recent iteration of 3D movies, there has definitely been a rise in 4D entertainment in movie theaters. Whether it’s 4DX or D-Box movies, some audiences are interested in experiencing movies with a seat that moves, shakes and vibrates with the action on the big screen. And now a tech company wants to bring that experience into your house.

French company Immersit has a new prototype device (with the same name as the company) that will turn your couch into a 4D ride simulator for movies and video games, and apparently it works pretty well.

Learn more about the Immersit 4D home entertainment system below! Read More »

Jurassic World motorcycle

This past weekend, Jurassic World crossed yet another massive blockbuster milestone by hitting $600 million domestic, putting it at #4 on the all-time domestic box office list, with an eye towards passing up The Avengers at #3 before it leaves theaters.

But if you’ve seen Jurassic World enough in theaters, maybe you’d like to bring a piece of the movie home with you. No, sadly you can’t have dinosaurs as pets yet (hasn’t the movie shown you that’s a bad idea anyway?), but you can get your hands on Chris Pratt’s motorcycle that takes him cruising alongside his raptor friends, because it’ll be up for auction on eBay this week.

Find out how to buy the Jurassic World motorcycle after the jump! Read More »

Scott C Game of Thrones Great Showdowns

When fans think of HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones, they don’t usually think of words like cute or adorable. But they will once they see characters from the show put together for artist Scott C.‘s popular Great Showdowns art series.

Scott C. already has a couple books out with Great Showdowns pieces, featuring illustrations of some of the most iconic character match-ups in film and television done in such a charming way. And at Comic-Con he unveiled a whole slew of drawings with characters from Game of Thrones. If you’re a fan of the show and Scott C.s artwork, these are great.

See the Scott C Game of Thrones Great Showdowns pieces after the jump! Read More »