Non-toy Collectibles

ATARI and IDW Games Partner for Classic Atari Tabletop Games

Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®, Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.

Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.

“Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation,” says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. “We’re honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop.”   
 
“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.
 
The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.
 
For future details on the Atari tabletop games, follow IDW Games on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idwgames/.
 

DC’s Justice League Takes On The Cereal Aisle

DC Entertainment’s Custom Creative Studio + Advertising team is bringing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League to the cereal aisle through a new partnership with General Mills featuring six Big G cereals. The new promotion features an all-star line-up of comic talent, bringing Big G characters to life dressed as members of the Justice League on the cereal box covers, including:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee as BATMAN with art by Dave Johnson
  • Lucky Charms’ Lucky the Leprechaun as GREEN LANTERN with art by Joe Quinones
  • Cocoa Puffs’ Sonny the Bird as THE FLASH with art by Karl Kerscher
  • The Trix Rabbit as SUPERMAN with art by Amanda Conner
  • Multi Grain Cheerios featuring WONDER WOMAN on the cover with art by Neal Adams
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (available exclusively in Family Size)  featuring the Crazy Squares as AQUAMAN, CYBORG, and GREEN LANTERN with art by Tony Daniel

DC fans will want to collect all of the cereal boxes to piece together a Justice League five-part mural on the back of each box penciled by Ivan Reis with inks by Joe Prado and colors by Marcelo Maiolo. Plus, each box will include one of four original, custom comic books featuring DC’s Justice League characters. The four original, 24-page comics from DC’s Custom Creative Studio include:

  • SUPERMAN: POWER PLAY written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Jerry Ordway
  • BATMAN: DARK REFLECTIONS written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Rick Leonardi
  • WONDER WOMAN: TRUTH HURTS written by Ivan Cohen, penciled by June Brigman
  • AQUAMAN: ALIEN JUSTICE written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Tom Grummett

“We’re excited to bring DC’s Justice League to a broad new audience on the cereal aisle with Big G,” stated Kelly Li, DC Custom Creative + Advertising. “This is just another example of how our team can bring top notch comic talent together to tell original stories with DC characters and organically incorporate top tier brands like General Mills.”

DC’s promotion with General Mills is part of a larger, ongoing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is the latest innovative campaign from DC’s Custom Creative Studio, following last year’s KFC: THE COLONEL CORPS custom comic receiving critical acclaim and an Ad Age A-List & Creativity Award nomination. 

Previews Exclusive Flash Bust Now Available for Pre-Order at Comic and Specialty Shops

The Fastest Man Alive speeds into comic shops as Diamond Comic Distributors and Icon Heroes present a new PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Flash Bust. Fans can protect Central City with this new bust of The Flash, based on the hit CW series. This intricately detailed bust is made of high-quality resign and depicts a stunning portrait of actor Grant Gustin as The Flash in his trademark costume, featuring two large lightning bolts.

This PREVIEWS Exclusive bust is featured in the March issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. It will carry a suggested price of $59.99, and will be available in stores late July 2017.

Fans can use superhuman reflexes to pre-order their own Flash Bust at their local comic book specialty shop. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Icon Heroes Announce New DC TV Minibust Line – Flash Up First

Icon Heroes has announced a new product line – DC TV mini busts and they are kicking things off with The Flash. 

Based on the hit CW show THE FLASH, this hand painted, individually numbered mini bust stands approximately 7.25 inches tall and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.  Moving at super speed, THE FLASH is depicted here harnessing his energy in the form of lightning bolts against his enemies. The Flash has an SRP of $59.99 and will be available in June 2017.

Dynamite Releasing Collection of Atari Poster Art

Last year’s release of Dynamite Entertainment’s Art of Atari® was indisputably one of the most talked-about releases of the year, collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials from the video game pioneer. In April 2017, Dynamite will release the Atari Poster Book, curated by Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, which collects some of the most iconic images from the golden age of gaming!

From the arcade to the living room, Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of now classic titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and so many more.

The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy-to-remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari’s greatest artists!

“I’m thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form,” Lapetino says. “It’s great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it’s what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari.”

“When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear’s console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime.”

Dynamite Entertainment’s Atari Poster Book features 40 pages of incredible artwork, and will be released in June 2017 at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere.

Bif Bang Pow! Debuts Twin Peaks Collectibles

Bif Bang Pow!, merchandiser of first-rate collectible merchandise, today announced its plans to create a unique line of consumer products that celebrate the return of the award-winning television series TWIN PEAKS on SHOWTIME®.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products and Twin Peaks Productions, this new lineup of collectibles will offer never-before-made merchandise inspired by the show. In development now, the diverse range of products will include bobble heads, wooden figures, tin totes, stationery products, and more.

“We are fortunate to have a great, longstanding relationship with CBS Consumer Products and SHOWTIME®. So when they shared TWIN PEAKS was returning to television, we instantly knew that Bif Bang Pow! needed to bring fans the merchandise they’ve been waiting for,” commented Jason Lenzi, co-founder of Bif Bang Pow!. “I have been an obsessive fan of TWIN PEAKS since its first airing in 1990, and I’m anxious to see what’s waiting for us in that town when the show comes back in May.”

Beginning with a variety of show-inspired tin totes and a mini journal, TWIN PEAKS merchandise from Bif Bang Pow! will be available via Entertainment Earth and other fine retailers. For product releases and pre-orders updates, visit entertainmentearth.com.

Available now, fans can enjoy past episodes as well as the follow-up feature (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), film extras, newly transferred Log Lady episode introductions, and more on Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery – the newly released compilation Blu-ray DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The new SHOWTIME limited event series will premiere on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Icon Heroes Announces Once Upon a Time ornaments

icon heroes TNIcon Heroes continues to deliver for fans of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ as they’ve announced a set of holiday oraments. This set of eight (8) includes Regina, Hook, Emma, Henry, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Prince Charming, and Snow White. Each ornament is beautifully preserved in epoxy and die cut in high grade steel. Measuring approximately 4 inches tall each, these ornaments are the perfect decor for the holidays or all year round! Packaged in a keepsake box, this set is limited to just 350 pieces.

Preorders are available for $49.99 plus shipping and handling, and you can find them here.

Icon Heroes Announce TV Deathstroke Paperweight Statue

icon heroes TNIcon Heroes has announced a new entry into their growing line of DC TV universe statue paperweights – Deathstroke. Oliver Queen’s mentor turned rival, Slade Wilson, is ready for battle in his Deathstroke outfit.  This 8″ scale polystone statue paperweight is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. With an SRP of $50 this statue will be available early next year.

Icon Heroes Announces Green Arrow Statue Paperweight

icon heroes TNIcon Heroes has announced their newest DC television universe based 8″ statue paperweight to be none other than the Green Arrow . Due out in the 1st quater of 2017, this 8″ scale polystone statue paperweight depicts Oliver Queen finally becoming the Green Arrow as he did in Season 4 of the hit CW show Arrow.  Hand painted and individually numbered, each statue paperweight also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

This statue has an SRP of $50.

RiffTrax Live: Carnival Of Souls In Theaters October 27th

rifftrax logoFollowing the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary.RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls, will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. This event will be the first big screen presentation of the recent full-color restoration of Carnival of Souls, a process that took over 50,000 man-hours to convert the original from black and white.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls” can 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 600 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“When we realized that the creators of the safety short Shake Hands with Danger had done a spooky feature film we knew we had to have it. How can you pass up the story of a church organist who moves to Utah – on purpose, mind you – only to get fired from her church organist position? It’s bone chilling. And a perfect RiffTrax for Halloween!” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
When young Mary survives a horrible car crash in Kansas, she tries to start her life over with a new job in a small Utah town. Along the way, she’s haunted by a gaunt pale figure in a nice suit who leads her to an abandoned carnival pavilion on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Soon, Mary doesn’t know if she’s awake or dreaming, alive or dead. Weird, creepy and very silly, Carnival of Souls, as riffed by the Rifftrax crew, is the perfect Halloween treat.
If you want to hear more about this upcoming RiffTrax event, check out this podcast here. Or just go buy tickets at the above links for this Thursday’s show.
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Kidrobot Offers Etched Dunny Skatedeck

kidrobot tnKidrobot is ready to roll into your life with their brand new skateboard deck. This wooden deck features the classic Dunny outline etched into the deck and is individually numbered with a total edition size of 150 pieces world-wide. This is the second skateboard made by Kidrobot and is exclusive to Kidrobot.com. This unique skate deck works both as an actual board and also can serve as an art piece. You can find it here.

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Icon Heroes Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary with GameStop Exclusive Statue

icon heroes TNTo celebrate Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, Icon Heroes has announced a GameStop exclusive Wonder Woman”Defender” Statue Paperweight. Based on the artwork of Wonder Woman Volume 3, Issue 1, this statue is hand painted and individually numbered. Each statue paperweight also includes a Certificate of Authenticity. This statue is available exclusively through GameStop with an SRTP of $49.99. You can order online or check instore availability here. Check out this new statue below.

Mondo’s Batman Red Rain Statue Now Available for Pre-Order

Mondo-Logo2Mondo unveiled its latest stunning collectible, a 3D translation of Francesco Francavilla’s Batman Red Rain poster. Brock Otterbacher, head of Toys/Collectibles, goes into detail on the painstaking process to produce this hauntingly gorgeous statue. Check out behind the scenes photos and videos HERE.

This new collectible from Mondo is available in two editions, an Exclusive version that is available only under noon (CT) Friday and a regular edition. You can find the Exclusive here and the regular edition here.

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Heading To Theaters for One Night Only – November 14th

Doctor Who logoBBC AMERICA and Fathom Events announced today a one-night special theatrical screening event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time – 50 years after the original BBC broadcast – in advance of the premiere on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:25pm ET. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in cinemas can be purchased online beginning Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10am ET by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.  The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

“Ahead of the premiere on BBC AMERICA, it is a rare treat to be able to bring the lost episode, Power of the Daleks, to life using modern animation techniques. Doctor Who cinema events have been incredibly successful, and this is extraordinary opportunity to allow a new generation of fans the opportunity to experience this classic adventure for the first time,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

“We’re pleased to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with BBC AMERICA to bring more fantastic Doctor Who content to the big screen,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “The Whovians are always one of our biggest and most passionate groups of fans at the cinemas.”

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

Since its launch in 1963, Doctor Who has become one of the world’s best loved dramas and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever.  Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series and has received numerous awards across its 53 years. The series set new records in 2013 with a global simulcast event of the 50th anniversary special on television and in theaters, in partnership with Fathom Events in the U.S. Doctor Who returns with a Christmas Special in December and new season in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA

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