Tom & Jerry Meet Up With Johnny Quest and Hadji in Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest

Tom and Jerry Spy Quest CoverWarner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings popular, classic cartoon characters together in a brand new, action-packed, full-length animated film, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest. Fans of all ages won’t want to miss this heart-stopping adventure, featuring Tom and Jerry, that tussling twosome, along with Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji from the classic, action-adventure animated series The Adventures of Jonny Quest, as they embark on a dangerous spy mission in order to save the world. This entertaining new title is set for release June 23, 2015, on DVD.

Tom and Jerry set out on one of their biggest, boldest adventures yet in Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest. Get set for intrigue, thrills, suspense and high-action as the animated duo get wrapped up in a top secret, spy-tacular, fun-filled mission the whole family can enjoy together.  It’s just another day at the beach for the dueling Tom and Jerry…that is until they bump into world-class junior spies Jonny Quest, Hadji and their canine companion Bandit. When longtime Quest family nemesis Dr. Zin discovers that Jonny’s father, Dr. Benton Quest, has a device to solve the world’s energy problems, he sends his evil cat army to steal it and capture him and his bodyguard, Race Bannon.  Jonny and his new furry friends set out on an action-packed quest to find his father and save the world from the malicious Dr. Zin.

“We have combined two of our most popular cartoon franchises, Tom and Jerry and The Adventures of Jonny Quest, and created a highly entertaining new film that will appeal to a broad audience,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “This film presents viewers with an engaging, original new story, eye-catching animation and legendary cartoon characters that have been loved by generations. It offers something for every viewer. We’re excited about the release of Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest.”

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry centers on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse.  Oftentimes a one-sided battle of wits, a determined Tom is fueled by the quick and clever Jerry who always seems to get the best of him in any situation.

The Adventures of Jonny Quest is the popular action-adventure animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The program focuses on Jonny Quest, a boy who goes on extraordinary adventures around the world with his father, Dr. Benton Quest, a leading scientist, their bodyguard, Roger “Race” Bannon, Hadji, Jonny’s best friend and Bandit, their pet dog.  The original television is series is available on DVD from WBHE.

Bonus Episodes from The Tom and Jerry Show:

  • Birthday Bashed/Feline Fatale
  • For the Love of Ruggles/Sleuth or Consequences

Bonus Episode from Jonny Quest:

  • The Fraudulent Volcano

Bonus Episode from New Adventures of Jonny Quest:

  • Deadly Junket

 

Kotobukiya Debuts ArtFX+ Cyclops Statue

Kotobukiya-LogoEarlier this week, via their facebook page, Kotobukiya debuted their Cyclops ArtFX+ statue. This is following on the popular (and awesome) Avengers ArtFX+ line, the X-Men are based on concept artwork by Adi Granov and sculpting by Junnosuke Abe. There’s no details on a release date, but stay tuned.

Are you excited about Kotobukiya expanding their ArtFX+ line to include Marvel’s merry mutants? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

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Funko’s Hikari Friday – Star Wars 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper

hikari logo tnEach and every Friday, Funko reveals their newest Hikari vinyl figure. This week they debuted two versions of the Star Wars White 442nd Siege Clone Trooper. The normal edition is limited to 900 pieces and there is a glitter varient with a production run of just 100. These are not exclusive to any retailer, so these should be available at all your favorite stops for Funko product (like Entertainment Earth – regular, glitter). These will be available this May.

As always, Funko’s giving a pair away – see their social media channels for more details – OriginalFunko.

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G.I. Joe Comes to Blocksworld

GI Joe LogoLinden Lab®, best known as the creator of the virtual world Second Life®, and Hasbro, Inc., today announced that the iconic G.I. JOE brand will be coming to Blocksworld, the popular build-and-play game for iPad.

Blocksworld lets players of all ages create fun 3D games, interactive scenarios, unique memes, models, and more, using a huge variety of blocks and a simple but powerful visual programming system. Blocksworld builders share their playable worlds in a global community and earn coins redeemable in an in-app Shop as their creations are ‘liked’ by other players. Players have already more than 2.3 million worlds in the community, from great games to impressive interactive models, and there’s always something new to play with.

 

Through the relationship with Hasbro, six fun new G.I. JOE games will be available for all Blocksworld players. The games present an exciting new storyline in the conflict between G.I. JOE and COBRA that ends in a cliffhanger, andBlocksworld players will be challenged to create and share their own interactive endings to the narrative.

 

Additionally, new G.I. JOE building sets available for purchase in the in-app Shop will include everything Blocksworld players need to create classic G.I. JOE and COBRA characters like ROADBLOCK, COBRA COMMANDER, and DESTRO; awesome vehicles like the RATTLER, SKY HAWK, and WOLVERINE; unique weapons, and more. Guided step-by-step building games make it easy for players to make playable G.I. JOE content that they can then use in any worlds they create.

 

“Kids love playing and creating in Blocksworld,” said Michelle Vuckovich, Linden Lab’s Director of Product for Blocksworld. “While having fun creating anything they can imagine, they’re also learning to think like programmers, game designers, and engineers – something parents and teachers can appreciate. Blocksworld’s physics and programming system are great for lasers, explosions, and all kinds of vehicles, and G.I. JOE is a perfect fit for those capabilities and our players’ interests. Blocksworld players will love the exciting new G.I. JOE games, and we can’t wait to see the creations they share to complete the storyline.”

 

Previously, the relationship with Hasbro, Inc., enabled Linden Lab to add TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY content to Blocksworld.

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Lego Returning to Springfield

lego logoLego today officially announced their return to Springfield with May release dates planned for the Simspons Kwik-E-Mart and a 2nd wave of blind bagged Simpsons figures. The Kwik-E-Mart is jam packed with Easter Eggs that should delight fans of the show. The Kwik-E-Mart is expected to be right around $200 in the US. Will the Kwik-E-Mart be joining the Simspons’ house on your shelf?

This Week From Diamond Select Toys: Cable, Ice Cold Borg and More

dst-logo1Each week, Diamond Select Toys beams cool new product into your favorite comic and specialty shops. This week they’ve got the newest Marvel Select figure, a pair of vinyl banks and a new silicon ice cube tray. Check out all the cool new stuff below.

Ghostbusters Toasted Mr. Stay-Puft Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Nobody steps on a church in our town! DST has taken their popular 11-inch bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, put it on a large stick and held it over a roaring fire to create this scorched, battle-damaged edition! With a coin slot in the back and a removable head that hides an access door, this bank is a mouth-watering addition to any Ghostbusters collection! Sculpted by Bill Mancuso!

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile!

Marvel Select X-Men Cable Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future he came, the son of Cyclops, the bane of Apocalypse, the man called Cable! The founder of X-Force, Cable always comes ready for battle, with big guns and even bigger ammo, and since his debut he has loomed large in the Marvel Universe. Now, he’s the latest 7″ Marvel Select figure from DST! Wielding multiple weapons, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his famous foe, Stryfe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

More Disney Mystery Minis and Black Widow On the Way from Funko

funko logoFunko today officially announced some fan-demanded products. Up first is a new series of Disney Mystery Minis – the Heroes vs. Villains series. This evenly packed set of 12 vinyl figures features 6 famous pairings – one hero and one villain. This wave will be available in April.

In June, your Pop! Avengers roster will get a much needed girl power boost with the release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron Black Widow figure. Featuring her new blue accented costume, Natasha is ready for action and adorably Pop!ped out.

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First RiffTrax Live of 2015 – The Room at Tribeca Film Festival

rifftrax logoFollowing on their successful Kickstarter campaign, the first RiffTrax live event of the year has been announced. Taking place at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Friday April 17th, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (aka Tom Servo), and Bill Corbett (aka Crow T. Robot) will skewer Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’.
This live performance will then be beamed out to 700+ theaters on May 6th and May 12th. You can find tickets here.
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Mezco’s Talking Chucky Just Wants To Be Your Friend

mezco_logoWith five Child’s Play movies under his belt, Chucky’s been a star for nearly 30 years. Now Mezco’s giving you the chance to have a talking Chucky at home! Mezco’s Chucky is 15″ tall, has 11 points of articulation, realistic glass-like eyes, his bright orange hair and is wearing real cloth Good Guys clothing. In addition, Chucky features 7 phrases lifted directly from the films.  And, of course, he comes with a plastic knife. Chucky will be available in September 2015. You can pre-order him here.

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Scratch Your Vintage-esque Itch With These Breaking Bad and Karate Kid ReAction Figures

funko logoThese made their debut at toy fair, but now Funko’s provided official release details for their Breaking Bad and Karate Kid ReAction figures. Each property has 6 figures on the way and they’re due in April. See below for their official images and find these soon in a store near you.  And those on the internet.

Hot Toys Hulkbuster Now Available for Pre-Order from Sideshow Toys

marvel_logoAfter it’s facebook debut earlier this week, the Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster figure is now available to order from Sideshow Toys. Priced at just under $825, this figure is expect to ship between April and June of 2016.

Based on it’s appearance in the upcoming film, this Hulkbuster stands 21 inches tall and even has an Iron Man Mark XLIII bust inside with it’s own LED eyes and arc reactor. The Hulkbuster himself features metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathering effect, and over 16 LED light-up areas in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs.

Check out a preview pic below and find more over at Sideshow Toys.

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