Masters Of The Universe

He-Man + Skeletor – Everything You Loved About The Toys and TV Show = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for the 1987 live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe.

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LEGO Rival Playmobil Announces Title of First Movie

Playmobil movie

In case you didn’t know, Danish toy company and LEGO rival Playmobil has been developing their own feature film in an effort to duplicate the success of Warner Bros. Animation’s hit The LEGO Movie, and the movie has just been given a title.

Playmobil’s first big screen venture will be called Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels, and this is just the beginning of the toy company’s plans to bring their figures and playsets to movie theaters. Read More »

Transformers 5 shoot

The much-discussed Transformers writers room at Paramount has done its work, and there’s now a plan to move forward. That plan may be just a bit more limited than some expected; there is no giant slate of Transformers movies coming down the line. But there is a solid plan for Transformers 5, which Michael Bay will direct next year. (As solid a plan as there can be for a Transformers film, I guess.)

And the animated prequel movie is official. That one will indeed be an origin story focusing on the planet Cybertron. Read More »

Tom Whalen's Masters of the Universe

If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.

A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.

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Barbie in Toy Story 2

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has just announced they will be releasing a live-action movie based on the Barbie toy line on June 2nd 2017. The film was written by Jenny Bicks (What A Girl WantsRio 2) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JunoJennifer’s BodyYoung Adult)Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes and Amy Pascal are producing.

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Transformers 5 writers

Yesterday Steven DeKnight, former showrunner on Daredevil and current member of Paramount’s Transformers writer’s room, told us about the arrival of the Punisher to the second season of Daredevil. Today he has talked to other outlets about the Transformers project, and his comments help us understand who’s doing what (such as Jeff Pinkner writing Transformers 5 with Akiva Goldsman) and how the whole system is laid out. Read More »

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LEGO Optimus Prime

While Hasbro’s Transformers are some of the most popular toys on the planet, and have been since the 1980s, the Autobots and Decepticons have yet to roll out in LEGO form. But one LEGO fan has changed that.

LEGO Master Builder and Flickr user Savelsberg has created a LEGO version of the iconic Autobot leader Optimus Prime, who usually turns into a semi-truck. And while you might expect this to just be a LEGO version of the truck form of Optimus Prime, believe it or not, this custom LEGO creation actually turns into the robot form of the Transformer.

Check out the LEGO Optimus Prime after the jump! Read More »

Hello Kitty Movie Now in Development

Hello Kitty movie

No global brand is safe from Hollywood. The latest iconic character to get the big screen treatment comes from Japan as the lifestyle Sanrio has struck a movie deal for their popular creation Hello Kitty to hit cinemas around the world sometime in 2019.

The brand can be seen all over the world, turned into stuffed animals, backpacks, shirts, and there’s been several animated television series geared towards kids. So it was inevitable that the character would jump to the big screen. Find out more about the Hello Kitty movie after the jump. Read More »


Lionsgate is rolling the dice on a Monopoly movie. The studio has set Oscar-nominated screenwriter Andrew Niccol to script the board game adaptation, which has been in on-again, off-again development for several years already. Get all the latest details on the Monopoly movie after the jump.  Read More »