TOP 5: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Set Visit, VES Awards Interviews, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Toy Fair 2013

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Before I dive headfirst into what could be considered overselling to the “nth degree”, I have a disclaimer: I’m a total sucker for nostalgia-inducing, high school-centric, coming of age films. With that out of the way, I cannot recommend enough that you watch author/writer/director Stephen Chboksy‘s adaptation of his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as soon as possible. The pic hit Blu-ray/DVD this past week and over the course of 24 hours I rented it, watched it, loved it, returned it (yes, somehow late fees are still a thing…), and purchased it for my own collection. I could go on and on about the emotional note the movie hit for me at every turn but I’ll spare you the fanboy torment. Suffice to say that I’ll be looking back fondly on this one for quite a while.

My “Blu-ray/DVD pick of the week” aside, this week’s installment features a week of Die Hard that includes Matt revisiting the entire franchise and A Good Day to Die Hard interviews with Bruce Willis and more, coverage from Steve’s visit to the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a slew of video interviews from this year’s VES Awards including talks with Ang Lee and Wally Pfister just to name a few, Beautiful Creatures interviews with Emmy Rossum and more, and a healthy amount of images from the floor of Toy Fair 2013. Yep, you guessed it, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found on the other side.

Toy Fair 2013: New NECA Toys for 60′s BATMAN, AFTER EARTH, ROBOCOP, GREMLINS, PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, IRON MAN, PREDATOR, and More

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For our final Toy Fair image article, we’re doing a huge roundup of NECA toy images.  While they’re making figures/toys for all the regular movies and TV shows you’d expect, the highlight of NECA’s 2013 lineup is the 60′s Batman featuring Adam West!  The reason it’s taken so long to get an Adam West Batman is lawyers.  From what I’ve been told, Warner Bros. owns Batman, while 20th Century Fox owns the show.  For years the two companies have been trying to work out an agreement to release DVDs/Blu-rays and new merchandise with little success.  However, late last year, the two companies finally worked out a deal and 2013 should see a lot of new toys and hopefully a home video release.  Which is great news for the fans.

In addition to checking out the first 60′s Batman toy in quite some time, you can also see new toys for Aliens, A Christmas Story, Captain America, Michael Keaton’s Batman, Carrie, Gremlins, E.T., Harry Potter, Hulk, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Predator, Prometheus, Scarface, Rambo, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Thor, and a lot more.

Toy Fair 2013: Over 100 Images from Convention Floor Including BATMAN, STAR WARS, REAL STEEL, SUPERMAN, Marvel, GODZILLA, IRON MAN, and More

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If you’re a toy collector, you’ve likely had a great past few days.  That’s because every February at Toy Fair in NYC, all the toy manufactures  show off tons of upcoming toys and many are being revealed for the first time.  Over the past 24 hours we’ve posted a ton of them broken down by manufacturer, and we’re not close to being done.  However, due to how many we’ve yet to post, I’m going to take a group approach to this article.

As you can see after the jump, we’ve got over 100 pictures from the convention floor and you can check out some of the new toys for Iron Man (and Iron Man 3), The Walking DeadBatmanThe Dark KnightStar Wars, DC Justice, Real Steel, Marvel Selects, Resident Evil, Arkham City, Star TrekSupermanThorWonder Woman, Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible, and much more.

Toy Fair 2013: New McFarlane Toys for THE WALKING DEAD, SPAWN and ASSASSIN’S CREED

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While some people like heavy articulation on their action figures, others just want something cool to sit on a desk.  Enter McFarlane Toys.  While they’re essentially just small statues, they have great attention to detail, and they always look cool wherever you display them.  At this year’s Toy Fair, McFarlane showed off some new toys for The Walking Dead, Spawn, and Assassin’s Creed.  Hit the jump to check them out.

Toy Fair 2013: Funko and Pop! Images for GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, IRON MAN 3, DC and Marvel Superheroes, STAR WARS, and More

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Every year at Comic-Con, I always see a huge line at the Funko/Pop! booth for their newest 4″ vinyl figures.  While I’m not as familiar with vinyl toys as I am action figures, I do know a lot of people collect them and they make a lot of convention exclusives.  Over the past few years, they’ve produced over 300 different characters ranging from Disney to Darth Vader.

At this year’s Toy Fair, Funko/Pop! showed off some of their upcoming figures as well as some Wacky Wobblers for Iron Man 3, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, DC and Marvel superheros, Ace Ventura, Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to check them out.

Toy Fair 2013: Images of Mezco’s BREAKING BAD and NECA’s Upcoming Toy Lines for CARRIE, ALIENS, KICK-ASS 2, PACIFIC RIM, PROMETHUES and More

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As you’ve probably noticed, over the past 48 hours, we’ve posted a ton of toy articles.  The reason is every February in New York City, the toy industry holds its yearly convention (Toy Fair) and it’s where every toy manufacturer shows off their upcoming products.  If you’re a fan of movie related toys, Lego, or just cool stuff, Toy Fair is basically a huge preview of what you’ll be spending your money on this year.

Anyway, while walking around the show yesterday, Samantha Cheirif took a number of pictures and this batch covers Mezco Toyz Breaking Bad and NECA’s Carrie, Kick-Ass 2, Pacific Rim, Prometheus, Aliens, Rambo, The Lone Ranger, The Hobbit, Gremlins and more.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

Toy Fair 2013: MAN OF STEEL Figures for Superman, Jor-El, General Zod, and Faora

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While director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have done a great job keeping most of the secrets for Man of Steel, one thing was always going to be a problem they couldn’t avoid: merchandizing.  No matter what a studio does to keep everything under wraps, once the toys start to be displayed, everything is quickly revealed.  And today is no different.

Thanks to Toy Fair opening their doors in New York City this morning, we’ve gotten some great new looks at the costumes for Superman (Henry Cavill), Jor-El (Russell Crowe), General Zod (Michael Shannon), and Faora (Antje Traue).   While we previous posted toy images of General Zod and Jor-El, they were the smaller action figures and the ones today are 1:6 scale statue’s, which feature more detail.   Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

Toy Fair 2013: New Lego Sets for LORD OF THE RINGS, STAR WARS, and THE LONE RANGER

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Before Toy Fair opened its doors earlier today, Lego invited select members of the press to check out some of their upcoming 2013 sets at a closed door event.  Included in the presentation were new sets for The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Lone Ranger.  Hit the jump to check them out.  My favorite is The Lord of the Rings Battle at the Black Gate.  Although The Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship Ambush is also pretty cool.  Look for a lot more Toy Fair images soon.

NECA Prepares for Summer with Action Figures for THE LONE RANGER and KICK-ASS 2; First Look at KICK-ASS 2 Villain ,”The Motherfucker”

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This weekend, we’ve been showing you toys from Toy Fair 2013 including action figures for Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and more. It’s all about the merchandising, and if you’re going to get reasonably-priced action figures, you can’t do much better than NECA.  The toymaker has released images for some of their big 2013 toys with a look at their figures for The Lone Ranger and Kick-Ass 2.  The figures look good, but they also provide our first look at Kick-Ass 2‘s villain, “The Motherfucker” (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), formerly Red Mist.  It’s a wild costume, I’m curious to see what it looks like in real life.

Hit the jump to check out the toys.  The Lone Ranger opens July 3rd.  Kick-Ass 2 opens June 28th.

Toy Fair 2013: STAR WARS and G.I. JOE RETALIATION Toy Images

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If you’re a toy collector, Toy Fair is a very big deal.  Every February in New York City, all the toy manufactures unveil all their upcoming toy lines and there are always a number of surprises.  This year, one of the big surprises involved Star Wars.  For those who are unaware, since 1977, Star Wars action figures have always come in two sizes: 3.75″ and 12″ inch.  But for the first time since the series launched, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale version and they’re called it “The Black Series.”  Hasbro claims this new line features a higher level of articulation and they’ll be in store shelves this fall with a retail price of $19.99 each.   While you may wonder why make a change now, I think it’s an easy answer: money.   The fact is, Hasbro has already produced every character that’s ever been seen in any Star Wars movie.  By launching a new 6″ line, they can try and get collectors to buy every character again, but in a larger format and with a higher price point.   It’s a smart business move.

So if you’re curious what the new 6″ series looks like, hit the jump.  We’ve also got more pictures of other Star Wars toys plus G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys.

Toy Fair 2013: New Kre-o STAR TREK, G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS Images (Hasbro’s Version of Lego)

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One of the new toys lines that Hasbro is releasing this year is called Kre-o.  While Hasbro will never officially say this, it’s essentially their version of Lego.  At yesterday’s media preview for Toy Fair 2013, Hasbro showed off a number of upcoming Kre-o toys from Star Trek, G.I Joe, and Transformers.  With the popularity of Lego, I totally understand why Hasbro would create their own version.  However, collectors are an interesting bunch, and I’m curious if Lego fans will give Kre-o a chance or feel like Hasbro is invading their turf.  We’ll know in the next few months.

Hit the jump to check out over 30 images and look for more Toy Fair coverage soon.

Toy Fair 2013: New TRANSFORMERS Toys Featuring the Biggest Transformers Ever: a 24″ Tall Metroplex Triple Changer

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While most of my knowledge about Transformers comes from the Michael Bay movies, I know the Hasbro toy line is incredibly popular with both kids and collectors.  So when I asked Samantha Cheirif to cover Hasbro’s preview of Toy Fair 2013 yesterday, she took a bunch of pictures of all the new Transformers toys.  While I have no idea what toys go with what line, one toy did impress me: the 24″ tall triple changer Metroplex.  Billed as the biggest Transformer toy ever, with an estimated $125 price tag, the toy looks very cool.  Hit the jump to check out over 30 images and look for more Toy Fair coverage all day.

Toy Fair 2013: New IRON MAN 3 and Marvel Legends/AVENGERS Toy Images

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With Toy Fair opening their doors today, over the next few days, you can expect a ton of new images and information on the upcoming toy lines that will be hitting store shelves in the near future.  Yesterday, Hasbro opened their doors to select members of the media and our own Samantha Cheirif was in attendance to photograph the show.  While we already posted a number of images from the upcoming toys from Thor: The Dark World and some Iron Man 3 and Kre-o G.I. Joe toy images, she’s sent over a lot more.  So if you want to see more toys/action figures from Iron Man 3 and other Marvel toy lines, hit the jump.  Look for a lot more Toy Fair coverage soon.

Toy Fair 2013: First Images of the THOR: THE DARK WORLD Toys Reveal Thor, Loki and the Dark Elves

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Earlier today, Hasbro previewed a number of toys they’ll be premiering at Toy Fair 2013 tomorrow.  While most of the presentation showcased toys that will be released in the next few months like Iron Man 3 and Star Wars, they did tease something that will be on store shelves later this year: Thor: The Dark World.  Even though the movie doesn’t get released until November, Hasbro revealed upcoming versions of Thor, Loki and the Dark Elves.  As you can see after the jump, on display were the new 3.75″ inch figures, a new “Titan Hero Series” line, and a Thunder Strike Thor.  Check out the images and then let me know what you think.

Toy Fair 2013: Images and Info on IRON MAN 3, TRANSFORMERS, Kre-o G.I. JOE, and More

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While Toy Fair 2013 doesn’t open its doors until tomorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, earlier today Hasbro held a special press only event where they revealed a number of upcoming toys from Iron Man 3, Transformers, Kre-o G.I. Joe (Hasbro’s version of Lego), Star Wars, Star Trek and much more.

In the coming hours we’ll be posting tons of new photos, but until then, you can check out the official images that Hasbro sent over.  Included in the official press packet are images and info on Iron Man 3, Kre-o G.I. Joe, Iron Man Micro Mugg’s, some Transformers, and more.  Hit the jump to check them out and look for a ton of new toy/action figure images in the coming days.

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