This past Friday brought the first merchandise from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to store shelves. While the excitement doesn’t seem to be as high for Rogue Friday as it was for Force Friday last year, that’s to be expected since The Force Awakens had more excitement surrounding it as the first live-action Star Wars movie in 10 years.
Still, there were plenty of cool items to pick up at stores this weekend, including retailer exclusives that were only just recently revealed. Another one was shown on Rogue Friday with Walmart debuting an exclusive 6-inch Black Series figure for the Scarif Stormtrooper or Shoretrooper as they’ve also been called. To show off the exclusive action figure, they’ve released a quick, action-packed cinematic advertisement showing a squad of these Imperial troops in action. Read More »
It may be “Rogue Friday” but not all the Star Wars announcements today concern Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yesterday we shared with you the latest in Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series, a bunch of 1/6th scale figures from Rogue One. Today we bring you a 1/6th scale figure that many fans have been waiting for — Luke Skywalker for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s right, a collectible figure replicating Mark Hamill in the fantastic ending sequence of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars sequel. Hit the jump to take a look at the Hot Toys Star Wars: the Force Awakens Luke Skywalker 1/6th Scale Figure.
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In case you hadn’t heard, last year Bloomsbury and Scholastic started releasing illustrated editions of all of the Harry Potter books. We’re not just talking about a few sketches tossed throughout the book. These illustrated editions of the books contain some beautiful, wonderfully detailed, full color images by artist Jim Kay that truly enhance the magical adventures within.
Following the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition last year, this year brings the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to shelves on October 4th, and a new video gives us a sneak peek at some of the images within. Read More »
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has built plenty of awesome props, gadgets, mechanisms and more over the long history of The Discovery Channel program. But his latest endeavor for the folks at Tested might be the coolest creation for all you cinephiles out there.
As part of a cross-promotion with Honda, Adam Savage turned their Ridgeline pick-up truck into a mobile movie theater for all those times that you want to go camping, but would like to have everyone able to watch a movie without crowding around a laptop. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
With next month’s Inferno, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks will have adapted three of the four existing novels in Dan Brown‘s Robert Langdon series, which hit peak popularity 2003’s The Da Vinci Code. But lest you worry they’ll run out of material, Brown has another Robert Langdon book is on the way. Origin, his fifth novel about Harvard symbologist Langdon, will hit shelves in fall 2017. Read More »
Hot Toys have finally revealed a bunch of figures from their Rogue One: A Star Wars Story line of collectibles. The 1/6th scale figures include a Jedha Patrol Stormtrooper, a Shoretrooper, a Deathtrooper and of course, Darth Vader.
Get a closer look at the new Imperial Army in this first Star Wars anthology film, and also take a better view of Darth Vader’s design, which admittedly isn’t too different from A New Hope. I love the green glow from the Deathtrooper mask and have already fallen in love with the Shoretrooper design. Hit the jump to take a first look at these detailed collectible Rogue One figures and find out what they will include and when they will be released.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Valene Kane confirms she’s playing Jyn Erso’s mom.
- Michael Giacchino is very excited to be scoring Rogue One.
- Rogue One will be “edgier” than other Star Wars films, says Riz Ahmed.
- The Rogue One toys won’t repeat that whole #WheresRey kerfuffle.
- Felicity Jones learned kung fu for Rogue One.
- An official map reveals Jedha’s location in the galaxy.
- And more!
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There aren’t a lot of classic films that get the collectible art treatment unless they hit that sweet nerd niche, usually in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. But as artist Jonathan Burton proves, you can’t go wrong with paying tribute to the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Mad Duck Posters is releasing a few Vertigo prints featuring imagery inspired by both Shakespeare and the opening title designs of the iconic Saul Bass. These prints are bright, vibrant and available for you to purchase today. Check them out below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
It may not be as long-lived as The Simpsons or South Park or Family Guy, but Futurama will forever and always have a special place in our hearts. Matt Groening‘s animated sci-fi sitcom was as lovably oddball as its characters — the kind of show that can laugh at the end of the universe, wring heartfelt romance out of a Magic School Bus-esque adventure, and rib Star Trek and its fans with the affection of a fellow fan.
Now, in honor of this weird and wonderful series, artist Dan Mumford has unveiled a new Futurama piece titled “You Guys Realize You Live in a Sewer, Right?” Check it out, and get all the details on how you can grab one, below.
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Disney and Hasbro have released the fourth and final chapter from the #GoRogue series of stop-motion shorts created by Star Wars super fans to showcase the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys. Head on over to our previous coverage to learn more about the Go Rogue series, but the basic gist is that the short films feature several new figures and vehicles from Hasbro’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toy lineup. Chapter 4 was animated completely using LEGO. Watch all four chapters of Star Wars Go Rogue right now after the jump.
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