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DARK DAYS Ahead for DC Universe

Kicking off a massive event this summer, The New York Times best-selling writers Scott Snyder (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD) and John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) for DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1. 

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder. “DARK DAYS posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on BATMAN. I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for DARK DAYS. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”

“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” adds Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with DARK DAYS could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with DARK DAYS, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, further enriching the DC Universe.

“Working with Scott and James on DARK DAYS is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit,” explains Lee. “It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share DARK DAYS with the DC faithful…they’re in for a thrill ride!” 

Funko Releasing Classic Spider-Man Mystery Minis and Star Wars MyMoji

Funko shared the details of a new series of classic Spider-Man Mystery Minis and Star Wars MyMoji, both set for release this May.

The Spider-Man Mystery Minis include some of your favorite charagers from the Spider-verse – Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Spider, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Rhino and more are all included in this blind boxed series. 

The Star Wars MyMoji series features the Wampa, X-Wing Luke, Chewbacca, Yoda, Princess Leia, Wicket, Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader – each with a range of emotions (you know, like an emoji). In each blind bag you’ll find the perfect Star Wars figure for your feelings.

See these items below.

Bluefin Releasing New S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin figures are available now at Toys R Us stores and hobby and specialty shops nationwide, including RingsideCollectibles.com. Triple H debuts this week, first at RingsideCollectibles.com, followed by retail and specialty shops. Then in July “The Brothers of Destruction” Undertaker and Kane—available for pre-order now—join the line.

S.H. Figuarts WWE The Rock
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure for America’s top WWE wrestler: The Rock. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. The Rock includes three heads with different expressions, one pair of posable hands, three pairs of fixed-pose hands, and a microphone.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Here’s the bottom line, ’cause Stone Cold says so! S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure of one of America’s top WWE wrestlers: Stone Cold Steve Austin. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. Stone Cold’s figure includes three heads with different expressions, two pairs of posable hands, a vest, two cans, and two “splash effect” parts.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Triple H
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $51.99 · Available Now!
The king of kings, Triple H, joins the S.H.Figurarts series as he appeared in the late 1990s. Full action gimmicks and posing let you replicate all his trademark moves! The 160mm figure includes two optional expression parts, optional left and right hands, left and right hands with posable fingers, sledgehammer, and water bottle.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Undertaker
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
From out of the shadows comes the latest addition to the S.H.Figuarts WWE line, the ominous Undertaker! Undertaker is meticulously realized in 6-inch scale with strategically placed joints for ultimate articulation. Set includes his iconic hat, interchangeable right hand, jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), and interchangeable heads (x3).

S.H. Figuarts WWE Kane
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
The incredibly articulated and realistic S.H. Figuarts WWE line continues with “The Big Red Machine,” Kane! This spectacular 6-inch rendition of Kane comes with a variety of accessories including and interchangeable head piece designed with his iconic mask. Set includes interchangeable hands (left and right), jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), towel, and 2 interchangeable heads.

Bluefin is the exclusive North American master distributor for a comprehensive array of Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts products for numerous hit pop culture properties including Dragon Ball, Kamen Rider, Naruto, Power Rangers, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bruce Lee, Freddie Mercury and more. Additional product information is available at: http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/s-h-figuarts.html.

Fandango Introduces Fandango Fan Shop Movie Merchandise Market

Fandango, the leading digital network dedicated to serving consumers with all of their movie needs, announced today the debut of Fandango FanShop (FandangoFanShop.com), its first-ever online merchandise store, offering a curated collection of unique and exclusive wearables, collectibles, experiences and events tied to theatrical releases and beloved movie franchises.  Launching in April, FanShop’s initial offerings will feature gear from the highly anticipated movies “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman,”  “Despicable Me 3,” and many others.

“At Fandango, we are building a digital ecosystem dedicated to super-serving movie fans with all of their needs throughout a film’s life cycle,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “With Fandango FanShop, we will immerse and activate fans at home and on mobile devices with new merchandise, experiences and related content they’ll want to share, beginning at the first trailer drop, building excitement for theatrical, and then extending through the home entertainment release.”

You can find the Fandango FanShop here.

 

Atom Tickets Offering Buy One Get One Free Power Rangers Movie Tickets

Atom Tickets is offering a Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) offer for the upcoming Power Rangers feature film.

To score this deal; visit Atom Tickets, select their preferred screening and go to purchase two tickets, and enter the promotion code RANGERSBOGO at checkout. The discount for the free ticket will be applied instantly. The film launches on Friday, March 24th but tickets are available for pre-order now.

Atom Tickets is available as a free app in the Apple App Store and Google Play and online at atomtickets.com. The innovative app and site makes going to the movies fun, social and hassle-free with the ability to discover new films, browse trailers, read reviews, invite friends, buy tickets and pre-order concessions.

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VIZ Media Announces Home Media and Manga Release of Pokemon The Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delights POKÉMON fans as it announces the upcoming home media release and the official manga edition of POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL this spring.

Fans can experience all of the excitement and adventure of the newest POKÉMON anime feature film in the POKÉMON X·Y series in both DVD and graphic novel form. POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was originally released in Japanese theaters last summer.

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL DVD 

Rated ‘TV-Y7’ for Viewers Ages 7 and Older ·  MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN ·  AvailableMarch 21st

In the latest adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon, Volcanion, when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust – and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious powers to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold! Catch all the action presented with dubbed English or subtitled dialogue options as well as 2.0 and 5.1 audio selections.

 

POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL MANGA

Rated ‘A’ For All Ages ·  MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN ·  Available Now! 

Capture all of the action of the newest POKÉMON feature film in this single-volume official manga adaptation. Features story and artwork by Kemon Kawamoto.

POKÉMON is one of the most successful international entertainment franchises of all time. More than 279 million POKÉMON video games and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries in addition to substantial publishing and merchandise sales. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including POKÉMON ADVENTURES, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: FireRed & LeafGreen, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: EMERALD, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: DIAMOND & PEARL/PLATINUM, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: HeartGold & SoulSilver, POKÉMON ADVENTURES: BLACK & WHITE, POKÉMON X•Y, and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE.

For additional information on POKÉMON anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

Ghost Rider Dorbz Ridez and Fallout Valut Boy Dorbz On The Way From Funko

Funko today shared details of the April release of their Dorbz Ridez Ghost Rider and a series of Fallout Vault Boy Dorbz.

Marvel’s spirit of vengeance, Ghost Rider, is getting the Dorbz treatment and is bringing his flaming motorcycle along as his ride.

A series of Fallout Vault Boy Dorbz is also on the way with Mysterious Stranger, Grim Reaper, Rooted and a chase version of Rooted – Sneak (with a 1 in 6 rarity) included.

See all these in the gallery below.

Coming Soon To Theaters via Fathom Events: Doctor Who’s 10th Season Premiere

Tickets are now available for the Fathom Events presentation of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere, playing in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time, following BBC AMERICA’s television premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c.

In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy the premiere episode of the Doctor Who spinoff series Class, featuring a guest appearance by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and the never-before-seen bonus feature Becoming the Companion, in which fans will travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.” The bonus feature includes exclusive interviews with Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat, and is narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

With as the official retail partner of the Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere cinema event, attendees can bring in their ticket stub or proof of purchase to Hot Topic retail locations for 25% off Doctor Who merchandise, valid March 10 – May 6, 2017.

In addition, fans who purchase tickets through Atom Tickets will receive three free Doctor Who digital comic books from Titan Comics and ComiXology, delivered to purchasing email address on event date.

These partnerships along with Fathom Events presentation is all brought together through licensing deals with BBC Worldwide North America.

Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 550 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Season 10 will see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final series as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of alien companion Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest instalment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger, and exhilarating escapades in this final season under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

 

Celebrate Pi Day With HBO

In honor of National Pi Day on March 14, the HBO Shop is celebrating with a special sale, offering an all-day 10% discount site wide. Additionally, once the clock hits 3:14 p.m. EST, the shop will offer a 31.4% discount on all items for 3 hours and 14 minutes. To redeem either discount, use the code PIDAY at checkout.

Excluded from the discount are: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, soundtracks, board games, Game of Thrones Console Games, Make Donald Drumpf Again Baseball Cap, Bill Maher Baseball Cap, bundles, Replica weapons, exclusive items, sale items, special orders or previous purchases.

Trailer Released for April 18th’s RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

In just one month, the comedy ninjas of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) are set to slice and dice the epic z-grade action film of the early ‘90s Samurai Cop, with a special two-night event — “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop.” “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop” will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 13 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 7 pm MT/ 8 pm PT, with a second showing on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop” can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

Enjoy the trailer below.

 

New Transformers: Forged To Fight Trailer Debuts at PAX East

The PAX East gaming show wrapped up over the weekend and Kabam released a new trailer for their Transformers universe based 3D action-fighter game TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. This game gives players the opportunity to build an ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons acrouss the entire history of the Transformers franchise – animated shows, toys, comics and live-action movies. Once you assemble your team you can take them into battle.

Check out the new trailer below.

 

Kotobukiya Announces Star Wars Celebration Exclusive ARTFX+ Droids

Kotobukiya has announced their exclusives for the 2017 Star Wars Celebration taking place next month in Orlando, Florida. For this years’ show they are offering four all new ARTFX+ droid releases.  Each of these will be sold exclusively at the Kotobukiya booth (#3332) at Star Wars Celebration. The four exclusives for the show are:

 

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive 0-0- 0 (Triple Zero) & BT-1 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  Activated by Doctor Aphra and under the service of Darth Vader the assassin Droids known as 0-0- 0 (Triple Zero) & BT-1 appear for the first
time in the ARTFX+ series! Programed in the art of “etiquette and torture” this dastardly duo wreaks havoc (and incinerations) across the galaxy!

Triple Zero stands just over 6 ½ inches tall while BT-1 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 the ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in their feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin. And as an extra special bonus to this set only, a 10” x 8” print is included in the box with exclusive artwork by acclaimed artist Adi Granov!

srp $79.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R5-D4 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  As fate (or sabotage) would have it R5-D4 was brought to a screeching stop just moments from reaching the Lars homestead. Due to a “bad” motivator this red and white Astromech Droid was retrieved by his Jawa handlers thus setting off a chain of events that would forever change the life of young moisture farmer Luke Skywalker.

R5-D4 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R4-M9 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  A green and white Astromech Droid of the Galactic Empire, R4-M9 played an instrumental role in retrieving data from the Tantive IV’s computer banks in conjunction to the whereabouts of the stolen Death Star plans.

R4-M9 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
 

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R2-X2 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  Assigned to Rebel pilot Theron Nett, R2-X2 was one of the many causalities during the Battle of Yavin when the X-wing it was assigned to was shot down in the trenches of the first Death Star.

R2-X2 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

If you’re not attending the show and you want to grab any of these ARTFX+ releases, there is a limited pre-order taking placed on kotous.com.

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