Our recurring Cool Stuff feature is usually where you’ll find awesome memorabilia related to movies and TV . However, almost every single day, there is some kind of new action figure, playset, collectible, etc. that just doesn’t warrant a whole Cool Stuff post by itself. So we decided those items needed their own showcase.
The Toy Box is a new weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This week we have some new Funko releases for movies like Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a handful of new Alien, Predator and Rocky figures, an update of a classic board game for all you Game of Thrones fans out there, and much more.
Hit the jump to see what’s in The Toy Box this week. Read More »
The LEGO Technic line allows master builders to create working robots and other creations with moving parts, but now a custom LEGO Ideas project is hoping to bring a cinematic robot to life with building blocks, just without all the complicated moving parts.
Johnny Five is the lovable, curious robot from the ’80s classic Short Circuit. And while technology would certainly allow for someone to build their own Johnny Five pretty easily today, it would be much easier if you were able to build a LEGO Johnny Five. That’s what master builder PepaQuin is hoping happens with his custom creation, and the good news is this project is already on its way to hopefully becoming an official set. Check out the Short Circuit LEGO below! Read More »
For me, there’s something that’s not only fun but almost relaxing about building a cool vehicle or building from various pop culture worlds out of LEGO pieces. Whether it’s the Ghostbusters firehouse or the Batcave from the 1966 Batman TV series, I just love piecing together a LEGO set. And if you’re a fan of Voltron, you’ll want to support this latest LEGO Ideas proposal.
A new custom Voltron LEGO set not only allows you to build the robot from LEGO bricks, but it allows you to assemble the robot from five individual LEGO lions, just like Voltron. Check out the Voltron LEGO set after the jump. Read More »
There just aren’t enough new board games commemorating hits movies from the 1980s. In an effort to help rectify that situation, a company called River Horse has partnered up with The Jim Henson Company to create a Labyrinth board game, based on the 1986 fantasy film starring the late David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly.
The Labyrinth board game is scheduled to get released this summer and features some pretty impressive sculpts for the five collectible game pieces that players will use to navigate the board. Get more details on the Labyrinth board game after the jump. Read More »
Ray Stantz insulted the ghoul known as Slimer in the original Ghostbusters by calling him an ugly little spud, just before he goes out of his way to slime Peter Venkman. But now it’s the Ghostbusters’ turn to be little spuds, because PPW Toys has just announced a couple new Mr. Potato Head toys inspired by Ghostbusters. One suits up Mr. Potato Head in the classic jump suit and equips him with a proton pack and neutrino wand while the other is dressed up as Mr. Stay Puft.
Check out the Ghostbusters Potato Head toys after the jump. Read More »
Later this month, 20th Century Fox is trying to make Alien Day a thing on April 26th. The makeshift holiday is inspired by LV 426, the place where the Nostromo first encounters the xenomorph eggs that will be the end of them in the classic sci-fi flick Alien. As we previously reported, the day will be bringing a bunch of exclusive collectibles, artwork, clothing and other merchandise, in addition to double feature screenings of Alien and Aliens.
In advance of the holiday, the toy company Super 7 has just offered up a sneak peek at a few of the items they’ll be releasing on Alien Day. See what Alien Day ReAction figures Super 7 has in store below. Read More »
Earlier this year, an official LEGO set was revealed for the 1966 Batman secret lair known as the Batcave. It comes with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, as well as their signature Batmobile, Batcycle and Batcopter. It’s on sale now and you can see photos of it right here. But one fan decided he wanted his own modern LEGO Batcave, and he really went all out for it.
Master builder Dan Glasure created an 18,000-piece LEGO Batcave that is extremely intricate and detailed, including vehicles like the Batmobile and Batjet from Tim Burton’s feature films. But even more impressive is the fact that it exists under an equally intricate LEGO Wayne Manor. See some photos of the custom creation below. Read More »
In addition to the LEGO minifgures that come with the various building block playsets, the toy company has also been selling individual minifigures. However, rather than being able to choose which minifigures you want to buy, you have to take your chances by buying them blind and hope you get one you don’t have yet. Or you can be the person who stands in the aisle and tries to feel the little plastic packages to determine if you’re getting the figure you want.
Anyway, if you’re a Disney fan, you’re probably going to be interested in the latest series of minifigures that will give some of Disney’s most famous animated characters the building block treatment. There’s a series of 18 new LEGO Disney minifigures featuring characters from The Incredibles, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and more. Read More »
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We’re champions of plenty of projects that pop up over at the LEGO Ideas website. For those who don’t know, it’s a community of LEGO builders who create custom sets that they hope will be supported by community and eventually make it in front of the official LEGO board for approval to become a legitimate set sold in stores. A set needs 10,000 votes to make it in front of the board, but that’s no guarantee of production since the company still has to determine whether they can get the rights to make the set and if there’s even a viable market for it to be sold in.
Thankfully, it has been determined that an Adventure Time LEGO set is a good idea, and it will be put into production. That’s pretty mathematical. Check out the set below! Read More »
Even though hope for Pacific Rim 2 was thought to be lost, back in January we learned that the film isn’t exactly dead yet, and Guillermo del Toro may still yet get around to the next phase of the fight between humanity and the massive inter-dimensional monsters known as kaiju. And while waiting for the sequel, one fan decided to spend his time building a Jaeger of his own, in LEGO form. No, it’s not big enough to take down any kaiju, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
Check out the Pacific Rim LEGO creation after the jump. Read More »