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We were thoroughly impressed by the first full-length trailer for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s The Lego Movie, revealed earlier this month. Warner Bros. has presumably seen more of the film than we have, but they clearly like what they’ve seen so far. So much so, they want to keep playing with those little plastic minifigs on the big screen.

The studio has put into development Ninjago, based on the popular toy line from Lego. Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Cartoon Network’s animated adaptation of the property, will pen the screenplay. Get the details after the jump. Read More »

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Late last year, LEGO officially revealed it would be making the a set featuring the DeLorean from Back to the Future. The project was the result of a fan project on Lego Cuusoo (read the full story here) and now we finally have an update. Your first look at the actual LEGO Delorean has been revealed and it’ll reportedly be out in July. Check out some addition info below. Read More »

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Toy collectors are well aware of the company Hot Toys. They make officially licensed, expertly researched and highly detailed collectible figures for almost every geek culture property out there. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Terminator, G.I. Joe: you name it and Hot Toys has probably made it.

Their latest creations are from one of the most revered sci-fi movies: RoboCop. Seemingly tied to next year’s remake, Hot Toys is releasing a brand-new version of the original RoboCop himself, an alternate version with his chair, and the villainous ED-209, all crafted in exquisite detail. Check them out below. Read More »

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There are more variations of official and unofficial Star Wars action figures than anyone could possibly count, but even within that vast sea of paint and plastic, this inspired reimagining of the cast stands out.

On a commission from comedian / actor / geek guru Patton Oswalt, artist Jamie Follis created a line of Star Wars toys based on your favorite characters — that is, if they’d been created by Russ Meyer instead of George Lucas. And given Meyer’s tastes, that means Luke, Han, Vader, and others been transformed into busty babes, while Leia stands alone as a thick piece of beefcake. Check ‘em out after the jump.

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While it makes sense that the marketing for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel would focus heavily on the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) himself, it’s had the effect of playing down the other characters. No doubt General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Jor-El (Russell Crowe) play important roles in Superman’s journey, but we’ve barely gotten more than a glimpse of them in all the footage and stills so far.

Fortunately, any comic book movie this big also comes with a slew of merchandising tie-ins, which can shed light on some of the other aspects of the film. DC unveiled their new line of Man of Steel figures at the Toy Fair in New York this past weekend. Among the 12″ figures rolled out were Jor-El and Zod in full battle armor, along with Zod’s right-hand woman Faora (Antje Traue). Take a look after the jump.

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Of course the big news this month is J.J. Abrams‘ hiring as the Episode VII director, but if you’re curious about what else is going on in the world of Star Wars we have several other odds and ends for you. After the jump:

  • Robert Rodriguez would direct a Han Solo spinoff
  • Cartoon Network will air LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
  • Terence Stamp does not have fond memories of Episode I
  • George Lucas will appear in a doc about his daughter, who is an MMA fighter
  • Preview Hasbro’s new Star Wars Black Series action figure line
  • Keri Russell would love to reunite with J.J. Abrams (hint, hint)
  • And, oh look, StarWars.com has undergone a facelift.

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Funny story. I’m putting together the return of Superhero Bits when I come upon some new toys for Iron Man 3. That seemingly insignificant news is perfect for my daily column so I go to grab an image when I get stopped in my tracks. There’s the Mark 47 suit, which we’ve seen, War Machine, which we’ve seen, and the Iron Patriot, which we’ve seen a lot.

Then there’s a fourth suit. Something that we haven’t seen and, if its name is correct, teases heavily to a massive spoiler from Iron Man 3. Whether that’s a cameo or a bridge into The Avengers 2, we’ll have to wait and see. But, if you’re into major, Thanos level, spoilers, let’s discuss below. Read More »

Almost thirty-years since its release and Back to the Future remains as popular as ever. Whether its Blu-ray box sets, Mondo posters or fan creations, we still can’t get enough of Marty McFly, Doc Brown and that time-traveling Delorean.

On that note, today is a day to rejoice for all of those Back to the Future fans still clamoring for merchandise from the franchise. Lego has officially approved, and will produce, the above Back to the Future Delorean set created on their very-own Kickstarter-esque page, Lego Cuusoo. On that site, fans design and create Legos and once 10,000 other fans endorse it, it officially goes before the Lego review board. Thursday, Lego officially announced this set had been approved for 2013 release.

See the annoucnement video, video of the set, more photos and more after the jump. Read More »

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