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John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I’d jump at any opportunity to return to the film’s paranoia-fueled research station. Looks like I better start stretching and put on my jumping shoes (that’s a thing, right?), because Mondo, the company largely responsible for the rise of poster art over the past decade, is breaking into the board game business, and their first game is called The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31.

We’ve written about the game in an edition of Cardboard Cinema, but now we have a first look at the box art, the game board, and more. Refuel your flamethrowers and read on.
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August Moon

Nashville is a great city. If you’re ever there for a weekend, there’s plenty to do and see. And starting in the spring of 2018, you might be able to check out the August Moon indoor drive-in when you’re there — which has modified classic cars to sit in, dining food, a bar, and even bleachers. Basically, it’s a huge soundstage, with a bit of a show staged before and after a movie. Not all of the money is raised yet for the project, but it’ll cost $10 million.

Below, learn more about Nashville’s indoor drive-in.

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playmobil ghostbusters

Cool Stuff if your nerdarific pop-culture filled holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we take a look at Playmobil’s new line of Ghostbusters toys, McFarlane’s Walking Dead Daryl Dixon On Bike resin statue, Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food 2 screenprints, Big Bobett Holiday vinyl figure, 1990’s Nickelodeon Funko Pop figures and a magnetic floating U-Wing ship statue from the standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Geeki Tiki Glasses

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we take a look at a new line of limited edition t-shirts celebrating director Alfred Hitchcock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tiki mugs, Parks and Rec Funko Pop figures, Hot Toy’s sixth scale R2-D2 figure, Disney VHS notebooks, a cute He-Man and Battlecat Dorbz Ridez, some great prints inspired by Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, a Star Wars Death Star and TIE Fighter pin dot tie and a highly detailed sixth scale Star Trek Bones figure.

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Over the last decade of /Film, we’ve tried to feature the latest geek collectibles, prints, books and toys alongside our regular coverage of movie and television news.  Sometimes it has taken the form of a standalone “Cool Stuff” post, other times it was in a round up like Superhero Bits or the now defunct Page 2 and Toy Box. As it turns out, it’s very hard to commit to a daily or weekly round-up of this kind of things, especially when we don’t know when products worth writing about will be announced or released.

So the solution I came up with was to produce “Cool Stuff” round-ups on an organic semi-regular basis, determined solely by when enough cool products present themselves. After the jump, enjoy the first installment of the Cool Stuff round-up which includes Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, John Williams, Pulp Fiction, Pixar, Jurassic Park, Rogue One and more. Think of it as a Christmas buying guide for geeks, but published all year round.

And if you don’t like this, please know this is all Adam Goldberg’s fault (apologies in advance to Adam’s wife for any purchases that are made because of this).

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Whiplash Remix

Even though Whiplash came out back in 2014, it’s one of those movies that it doesn’t hurt to talk about every so often simply because it’s so damn good. One thing that makes the movie so outstanding is the incredible jazz soundtrack. But not everyone is a fan of the orchestral musical style, so Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old DJ/producer Genranon decided to take the jazz, pump some high energy electronic music into it. The real catchy part comes from J.K. Simmons’ dialogue being remixed into the music as well, including all the yelling about rushing and dragging.

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We and the rest of the internet are all about The Force Awakens right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re just ignoring the rest of the Star Wars universe. After the jump:

  • This lightsaber is actually an elegant flask for a more civilized age.
  • Peek at the Star Wars Land float for this year’s Rose Parade.
  • See a cool piece of Han Solo-centric art by Tomer Hanuka.
  • Celebrate Life Day with the Lucasfilm holiday card maker.
  • This gingerbread Darth Vader looks terrifying and delicious.
  • Mark Hamill helps fans sort his real autographs from the fakes.
  • Donnie Yen is so psyched for Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • Could Nien Nunb return for Star Wars Episode VIII?
  • Why did Hayden Christensen disappear after Episode III?
  • Science says destroying the Death Star would’ve killed the Ewoks.

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October 21st 2015 is quickly approaching and we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards, but some of the Back to the Future 2 predictions are beginning to come into reality. Earlier today we told you that Pepsi was going to produce a limited number of Pepsi Perfect bottles, and a Jaws 19 trailer was released by Universal Pictures. While companies like Lexus are trying to produce a real hoverboard, we’re still a ways away from the floating skateboards promised in the Robert Zemeckis-directed sequel.

Well, today is a monumental day in the history of the hoverboard, as the Oxford English Dictionary is finally declaring that “hoverboard” is a word. Also, while we may have to wait a few years for a hoverboard like we saw in the movie, Madrid and Valterra are teaming to release special 30th anniversary officially licensed limited edition skateboards based on the hoverboard designs seen in the film. Hit the jump for more details.

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back to the future marty mcfly skateboard replica

Earlier this week, we told you about the amazing “We’re Going Back” 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration which will be held in Los Angeles this October. As part of that celebration, “We’re Going Back” has been granted the rights to manufacture a Limited Edition Madrid/Valterra Skateboard, which is the skateboard Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) rides in the 1985 scenes of the film. Find out more details on the Marty McFly skateboard replica, after the jump.
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Back to the Future 2 from Hot Toys

One of the biggest and best booths every year on the Comic Con show floor is always Sideshow Collectibles. That company produces some of the best geek collectibles available and every July they surprise with a ton of upcoming product never-before-seen or announced. This year at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International is no different.

Sideshow’s slate includes Back to the Future 2 Hot Toys sixth scale collectibles (if you thought that Delorean from last year was cool, you’re gonna see some serious shit), some amazing Star Wars sixth scale figures and vehicles (a huge sixth scale Millennium Falcom cockpit and a HUGE sixth scale Tie fighter), a kick-ass Voltron maquette, the first two statues in the Masters Of The Universe line, a bunch of new Marvel figures and much much more. Hit the jump to learn details and see photos of all these new collectibles from Sideshow’s Booth.

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