Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC 2014: Max Steel Goes Hollywood

Did you know they were making a Max Steel movie? .....oh..you did. WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?! We hit the show floor running on preview night at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and when sprinting past the Mattel booth, we were surprised to see a whole section promoting the new Max Steel film coming in 2015! We may have missed the initial announcement on this, but we wouldn't have missed two glowing, Tron-esque figures in the middle of Comic-con.

Max Steel is an in-depth “origin” story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of Max McGrath and his mother have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in which Max’s scientist father died in a mysterious accident shortly after Max was born. As Max adjusts to his new school, things get complicated when his body starts to generate strange energy flare-ups that he can’t control.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SDCC 2014: Teen Wolf Returning for 20 Episode Season 5

MTV announced today to a packed room of screaming fans at San Diego Comic-Con that the hit drama series "Teen Wolf" has been greenlit for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season.  Additionally, the room was given a first-look at the mid-season trailer which is currently available to view on iPhone/iPad or Android via the MTV App. 

Today’s Comic-Con panel marked the fifth consecutive year that “Teen Wolf” took the Con by storm.  Cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, along with newbies to the pack, Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, and Executive Producer Jeff Davis participated in the panel and Q & A session moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor, Jarett Wieselman.

SDCC 2014: A Look Around the Show Floor




As we wait for the first full day of San Diego Comic-Con to draw to a close and Idle Hands' kick ass all female reporting team to buzz in, filling our email with a billion photos from all corners of the convention (quite literally), we thought we'd take this time to run through the convention floor and drool over massive displays for your favorite movies, TV shows and the killer company booths that make this convention fun and memorable. Let's start with a quick tour...

20 Years of Magic Captured in Weta’s 20th Anniversary Books

The celebrations of 20 years of film-making from Weta Group will kick off with the launch today of two stunning books capturing the history of the Weta companies.

The books, Weta Digital: 20 Years of Imagination on Screen and Weta Workshop: Celebrating 20 Years of Creativity will be unveiled at Weta’s booth at Comic-Con International and are available as a special edition dual set for purchase by fans attending Comic-Con.

SDCC 2014: Warcraft Movie Teased with Props and Title

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, there are bound to be many major film announcements, sneak peeks, trailers premiered...hell Loki showed up last year and made the whole audience in Hall H pledge their loyalty. THAT WAS AMAZING. This year, those of you accustomed to going on Orc slaying  parties, or conversely, are Orcs just going slaying on any typical night ... you've got something to celebrate.

THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT MOVIE IS COMING!!! ...and it's called ....WARCRAFT!! Pretty sly, eh? The title was announced with little fanfare above an entry at the Legendary Films booth, accompanied by a war hammer, sword and shield....perhaps from the movie?

SDCC 2014: Preview Night Cosplay

In years past, preview night at San Diego Comic-Con was a race among the press to get as many things shot as possible on a virtually empty show floor while the industry folks and professionals around us laughed and pointed...and were able to hold actual conversations. You could hop in line and buy toys..shoot every damn Marvel figure, front and back, unmolested...and there was plenty of room for all. These days...it is WAR. I tip my hat to the brave ladies covering the con for Idle Hands this year (an all female team!) and give a slight bow to the few but bold cosplayers who were on the floor to fight the good fight. Here's the first round of what should be some epic cosplay galleries!

SDCC 2014: 75 Years of Batman: A Massive Display of Costumes and Props at DC Comics



And so the doors to San Diego Comic-Con 2014 opened and the mob took to the floor and many a frightened, first time booth attendant no doubt pee'd himself. Hell, we hear some poor kid broke his jaw at Hasbro trying to get exclusives! Be careful out there people...they are only toys and if we don't look out for each other, who will? Over at the DC Comics booth, the celebration for 75 Years of Batman was in full swing with a MASSIVE display of Batman movie costumes and props from every installment possible. All that's missing from our picture gallery is the image of a super fan and his/her child standing before the cases with twin gaped mouths. Dive right in and feel free to shed a tear or two...we won't judge.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel's Preview Night Reveals

Are you ready for a taste of what’s coming to MattyCollector.com? Here we go…

Masters of the Universe® Classics Battle Ram™ with Man-At-Arms®, $110

Battle RamThe all-new fan-demanded MOTUC vehicle has arrived! The front half is a detachable Jet Sled™ with a snake design, which can be interchanged with the 2013 Griffin design Jet Sled™ that came with Sky-High. The new Battle Ram™ features real rolling wheels, a projectile launcher, and includes an all-new version of Man-At-Arms® with a helmetless head that shows off his awesome ponytail. The figure has double arm armor and “leather” boots, and arrives with mace, a pistol, and a sword that snap into his armor. This special year-end holiday item is not part of the Club Eternia® sub, and will be offered to everyone in our regular sale on 12/15.

SDCC 2014: Hasbro @ Comic-Con

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is coming back to Comic-Con International in San Diego to celebrate its iconic and globally renowned brands including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, KRE-O, and licensed toy and game lines for ANGRY BIRDS, MARVEL, and STAR WARS. From toys and games, to comics, television programs and Hollywood blockbuster films, Hasbro continues to entertain kids and fans around the globe with its world-class portfolio of brands year after year. Hasbro will bring its iconic brands and characters to life at this year’s convention, offering an exciting lineup of panels, autograph sessions, special edition toys, giveaways and more.

SDCC 2014: “24” Invades The Petco Park Interactive Zone

The clock is ticking and every second counts! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing drones to the San Diego Comic-Con in celebration of the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of “24: Live Another Day,” available everywhere this fall. Fans and attendees will receive a 24-inspired flying lesson from an FAA licensed drone pilot, before piloting their own drone. Each 24 drone will have a camera that will record video of each person’s flight experience, and participants will be asked to share their video on social media using the hashtag #24Drones.

Should any drones go missing, we have received reports that Jack Bauer will be in the area to recover them.