Criterion Collection November 2016

The Criterion Collection is full of a variety of prestigious and respected films. You’ll find classic movies from decades ago, sparsely seen foreign films and some of the most acclaimed contemporary films from recent years. There are new additions to the Criterion Collection every month, and November is bringing some outstanding titles to the line-up.

The five new films coming to the Criterion Collection in November include director approved releases of The Squid and the Whale and Punch-Drunk Love as well as fully restored releases of Lone Wolf and the Cub, Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort One-Eyed Jacks and Akira Kurosawa‘s Dreams. We’ve got details on what will make these Criterion Collection November 2016 releases so special after the jump. Read More »

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Joey Spiotto's Storytime

We’ve written about Joey Spiotto‘s artwork many times over the past five years, from Gallery1988’s Crazy4Cult art shows to the Star Wars Art Awakens gallery show, Joey’s tabletop book Alien Next Door to a series of solo exhibitions focusing of Joebot’s Little Golden Book inspired pop culture covers. Now Joey is trying to collect his famous children’s book covers into a full-color 135-page artbook, and he needs your help to do so.

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We’re going to change things up with The Toy Box a bit so we can get all this cool stuff to you a little faster than once a week. Instead, we’ll be rounding up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves a few times a week so you can get your hands on stuff right away.

The latest installment features an Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl that you can only get at the theme park shops, an incredible set of new, detailed Ghostbusters statues, some lightsaber-themed housewares, an impressive figure featuring King Leonidas from 300, and a batch of exclusive Mondo goodies for Planet of the Apes.

See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »

Francesco Francavilla mondo show

The distinctive work of artist Francesco Francavilla has become a common sight within the pages of the comic book world and on the walls of various pop culture galleries. Now, he’s getting his own solo show courtesy of Mondo, who are dedicating their next gallery show to his comic book work, spotlighting his work for Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics. Four posters from the event, featuring the likes of Batman, Captain America, Groot, and Jose and the Pussycats, have been unveiled in advance.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Print

Undoubtedly the most important thing to Peter Jason Quill is the recorded tape called Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a mixtape of music given to him by his mother on her deathbed. The tape is so important to him that he takes on a prison guard in The Kyln because he won’t just put it away with the rest of his personal effects. Then when he and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy escape from the prison, he hangs back to make sure he can get it back.

Now this moment is immortalized (albeit with some modifications) in a new Guardians of the Galaxy print by the artist Florey. The outstanding piece of work features Star-Lord blasting through space with his walkman in one hand and the orb that contains an Infinity Stone in the other. But it also features some elements you won’t find in that scene in question. check it out below. Read More »

Speeder Bike Motorcycle

Even though there have been plenty of gadgets from film and television that have become realities in our time, most sci-fi creations end up just being mere dreams. This is especially true when it comes to various vehicles we’ve seen from the likes of Star Wars and other iconic franchises. But today, one iconic vehicle from a galaxy far, far away has become a reality…sort of.

In Return of the Jedi, one of the best sequences is the speeder bike chase that happens on the forest moon of Endor. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia must evade some Scout Troopers so as not to alert the Empire to the presence of Rebels on the surface trying to shut down the shield generator of the second Death Star. The speeder bike is an awesome vehicle, but as a hovering, fast piece of machinery, it’s not exactly easy to create in the real world. But the folks at Vintage Works have done the best they can by turning a motorcycle into a Speeder Bike, and you can see it in action after the jump. Read More »

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new star wars board games

I haven’t been shy about my love for Fantasy Flight Games‘ line of Star Wars board games, which take one of the world’s most popular movie franchises and brings them to the table in unique, compelling, and generally beautiful ways. I have heartily recommended the X-Wing Miniatures Game, Star Wars: Armada, and Star Wars: Imperial Assault in the past. More recently, I reviewed Star Wars: Rebellion, which is easily the greatest Star Wars board game ever designed.

Straight from Gen Con (North America’s largest tabletop gaming convention), FFG has announced the latest additions to their Star Wars game library and your wallet may very well start to cry.

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Sausage Party Coloring Book

We’re just a week away from one of the most outrageously raunchy movies arriving in theaters in the form of Sausage Party. It’s seriously a miracle that the animated comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg was even made. And now you can celebrate that little miracle by coloring all the wieners and buns you can dream of in a Sausage Party coloring book that’s meant just for adults.

Alamo Drafthouse has created a cool little collectible for all you foodies out there, and you can either get it with a ticket to see Sausage Party, or you can just buy it online right now. Get all the details after the jump. Read More »

Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print

Not only does this year mark the 35th anniversary of Escape form New York, but it also marks the 30th anniversary of one of John Carpenter‘s other beloved films starring Kurt Russell. Yes, it’s been 30 years since Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters, and if you happen to be in Brooklyn, New York today, August 4, then you can celebrate with a special anniversary screening and a very special print of the iconic poster by beloved artist Drew Struzan.

Get the details on the Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print after the jump. Read More »