Tom Whalen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Print

This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but that doesn’t mean the 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic book doesn’t deserve to be celebrated, and that’s exactly what Dark Hall Mansion is doing with their latest limited edition fine art print release.

Tom Whalen, one of our favorite artists, has created a stunning Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry print for Dark Hall Mansion to release, and it even has three variants, two of which will make you feel like you’ve won a trip to Willy Wonka’s factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. If you don’t believe me, check out the Tom Whalen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory print below and see how incredible this piece looks. Read More »

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When you’re walking the show floor at San Diego Comic-Con International, you are presented with a ton of eye candy: booths for upcoming movies, comic books, and video games. Collectible dealers show off their upcoming statues, figures and prop replicas. Companies sell their very limited Comic-Con exclusives. And there’s the standard merch booths and artist alley.

Every year while walking the show floor, I snap photos of the coolest new collectibles I see and post them here for everyone who couldn’t make it to San Diego to enjoy. Below, check out the best of the Comic-Con 2017 collectibles, from Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park and more.
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Sixth Scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Almost a year ago, you might remember we called attention to a new series of sixth scale Ghostbusters figures from a company called Blitzway. They’re some of the most amazing figures every created based on the paranormal investigators played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, complete with the most accurate likenesses of each of the actors. Now they get their own ride to cruise around in too.

Blitzway is following up their collectible figure line with a sixth scale Ecto-1. That’s right, the company has created an Ecto-1 collectible vehicle that is big enough to fit all four of the sixth scale figures comfortably, including a screen accurate area in the back of the customized, vintage ambulance to hold their proton packs.

Check out the incredible sixth scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 below and see how amazing this thing really is. Read More »

Ken Taylor Guardians of the Galaxy 2

San Diego Comic-Con is officially over and all the attendees are back home with plenty more things than they came to the convention with. Some lucky attendees with enough time to wait in line for an extended period of time went home with the latest artwork from Mondo. Sadly, that means there’s a lot of great artwork that fans stuck at home won’t be able to get their hands on, but there is at least one offering you can take advantage of outside of the massive convention.

Mondo debuted a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 print at SDCC by artist Ken Taylor, and while one of the editions of that print was only available at their booth, there is a timed edition that you can get your hands on as long as you purchase it in the next few days. Check out the Ken Taylor Guardians of the Galaxy 2 print below and find out how to get one. Read More »

Star Wars novels

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, an edict came down from on high: every Star Wars-related product that the company produced moving forward would be canonical, from coloring books to video games to comics and beyond. We already saw how some of the books influenced the script for The Force Awakens, but now we know how a whole new set of Star Wars novels will connect to the events of Rian Johnson‘s upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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Star Trek TIki Mugs

For some reason, the tiki mug trend is here to stay, and the latest fan favorite property to get a full set of stylish libation containers is Star Trek.

ThinkGeek has announced a full line of tiki mugs inspired by the characters of Star Trek: The Original Series. Favorite crew members Captain James T. Kirk, Dr. Spock and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy are included, and they’re joined by a Klingon, a Gorn and a Mugato. Check out the full set of Star Trek tiki mugs below. Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters Crossover Sequel

Though everyone is excited about all the panels for blockbuster movies and sci-fi and fantasy TV shows at San Diego Comic-Con, there’s plenty more that happens at the massive pop culture convention, and we took the time to cover a much smaller panel that deserves your attention as well.

IDW Publishing hosted a panel for their Ghostbusters 101 comic book (which I talked about in The Water Cooler recently), and with it came some interesting announcements about the future of Ghostbusters not only on the page, but on toy shelves as well. Along with a crossover sequel reuniting the Ghostbusters with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is a new line of Playmates figures featuring the Ghostbusters as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…or maybe vice versa.

Find out more about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters crossover sequel. Read More »

James Cameron Action Figure

When it comes to action figures inspired by fan favorite movies of the 1980s, the toy manufacturer NECA has been knocking it out of the park. They especially deserve praise for their spectacular line of toys based on both Ridley Scott’s original 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, and their more recent ongoing line of figures inspired by James Cameron‘s more blockbuster style follow-up Aliens. But now they’re bringing a figure to shelves that no one expected.

Aliens director James Cameron will be getting his own action figure from NECA this fall, but it’s not quite as cool as I hoped it would be. You’ll see what I mean when you check out the photos of the James Cameron action figure below. Read More »

Terminator 2 4K Box Set

Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been available on various home video formats for over 25 years now, but this fall it will be available for the first time in the high quality format of 4K Ultra HD, and there’s even a limited edition box set that comes with quite the cool piece of memorabilia.

While you’ll be able to pick up your average 4K Ultra HD combo pack copy of Terminator 2 (which also comes with a Blu-ray and Digital HD copy), there will be a box set that comes with a life-size prop replica of the T-800 EndoArm, and it even comes in a case that resembles the one housing the arm at Skynet in the movie.

Get details on the Terminator 2 4K box set below. Read More »

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San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tomorrow with the traditional preview night, letting thousands roam the show floor in search of the exclusives that they’re desperate to get their hands on. You can bet the line will be long over at the Mondo booth, where the pop culture collectible house always unleashes a slew of items that you can only get at the convention (some of which we’ve already exclusively revealed), and a handful of new ones were just revealed today.

If you head over to the Mondo booth during San Diego Comic-Con, there will be new prints commemorating Hot Fuzz, Guardians of the Galaxy, Legion, and more. There’s also a very special limited edition vinyl release for one of those movies that will sell out insanely fast, I’m sure. Check out the new Mondo SDCC 2017 exclusives below. Read More »