In case you didn’t hear, NECA owner Joel Weinshanker (who is also the controlling owner of Graceland and a partner in Elvis Presley Enterprises) save Loot Crate from bankruptcy, and they’re revamping the pop culture memorabilia subscription box service. Not only are they looking to offer better merchandise in new Loot Crates, but the first offerings out of the gate are actually crowdfunded campaigns that will include exclusive NECA figures inspired by the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990 and the horror comedy classic Gremlins. Find out how to get them below. Read More »
When it comes to collectible art and vinyl soundtracks commemorating our favorite films and television shows, there’s almost no one better than Mondo. But every now and then, the company also likes to dip their toe into the collectible toy arena, and sometimes they do it in a truly weird way that only Mondo can deliver. And that’s what brings us to their latest endeavor: Mondoids.
The new Mondoids are said to come from the planet Mondoida, and they’ve come to our planet to make friends and eat snacks. That might be hard though since they appear as gnarly, slimy, gross versions of characters from Gremlins, Friday the 13th, Jurassic Park, Marvel Comics, and more. Get a look at the first wave of Mondoids figures available now. Read More »
WarnerMedia is ready to reveal the Secrets of the Mogwai with their new Gremlins prequel. The animated series is set in 1920s Shanghai, and will show viewers how Mr. Wing, the shopkeeper from the first movie, first discovered Gizmo the Mogwai. While fans have been clamoring for a third Gremlins movie for years, this might be the next best thing.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Yes, Space Jam 2 really is happening, folks.
- That new Saw movie with Chris Rock is going to start shooting next week.
- The new Ghostbusters movie connects to the first film in a new way.
- Coming 2 America adds a new cast member.
- The writer of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle has an idea for Gremlins 3.
- There’s yet another Iron Sky movie.
- The Boy 2 gets a new release date.
- Bill and Ted 3 is closer in tone to Excellent Adventure than Bogus Journey. Plus: Bill and Ted’s wives have been cast.
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Gremlins, one of the movies responsible for creating the PG-13 rating, is about to get an upgrade. Joe Dante’s gross-out Christmas horror comedy is headed home in a slick new 4K release. Just imagine how much clearer all the goo will be! The special features included on the disc have appeared on previous releases, but what you’re really paying for here is the improved visuals. Learn more about the Gremlins 4K Blu-ray, and watch a trailer, below.
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NECA has already released a handful of outstanding action figures from Gremlins. Not only did they release ultimate versions of both Gizmo and two versions of the generic transformed monster gremlins, but they also released a new version of Stripe. They all come with a bunch of accessories to recreate scenes from the movies, and now two more are coming this fall that will make the perfect decorations for Christmas. NECA is releasing Christmas caroling Gremlins action figures with awesome accessories. Read More »
Don’t get them wet. Don’t expose them to bright light. Don’t feed them after midnight. But do give them an animated series. Yes, that’s right: a Gremlins animated series is currently in the works for the WarnerMedia Streaming Service. The series would be a prequel, following Mr. Wing, the old man who was in possession of Gizmo the Mogwai at the start of Gremlins. In the show, a young Mr. Wing will set out on adventures with Gizmo. And one can assume at some point, Gizmo eats chicken after midnight and a bunch of gross gremlins explode out of his back.
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Every year, Gallery 1988 hosts a new edition of their Crazy 4 Cult art show with artists creating prints, paintings, sculptures and other creations in honor of movies from all genres that have a cult following, whether it’s rather large or very small. This year’s brings the 12th iteration of the show featuring artwork paying tribute to movies like The Iron Giant, The Blues Brothers, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, What We Do in the Shadows, Trainspotting, Gremlins, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Great Outdoors and many more.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 12 art show below. Read More »
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Anyone who survived the 1980s and 1990s are more than familiar with the Chia Pet, mostly because of their infectious commercial jingle (“Ch-ch-ch-chia!”) that always seems to be playing on a TV late at night. But Chia Pets have come a long way since the early days of rams and sheep.
Thanks to NECA, soon you’ll be able to get a wide variety of pop culture inspired Chia Pets, and even more are coming from your favorite TV shows and movies, including Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Golden Girls, Gremlins, Predator, Ghostbusters and more. Read More »
Another day, another array of fantastic new artwork for you to pick up. This time it’s Hero Complex Gallery coming in with a whole batch of bright, neon art work as part of their Blacklight 2 show. Each of the pieces is created with special fluorescent ink that will make them glow brightly when shining under a black light. They’re exactly the kind of posters you need for when you’re under the influence of…a serious love for pop culture.
Take a look at some of our favorite Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight 2 artwork honoring the likes of TRON, Robocop, Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Aliens, Blade Runner, Thudnercats, Westworld, Beetlejuice and more. Read More »