Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A new Avengers poster was revealed today. It's pretty dang cool aside from Captain America and Iron Man are missing their masks so people can recognize the actors playing them. that?). There's a rumor generated from this YouTube video of the LEGO booth at Toy Fair that suggest the alien race in the movie will be the Ord, from Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. I've only read the first storyarc of that comic (which ends with Wolverine's fist in the Ord leader's mouth) but I think the Ord would be an interesting choice and the Whedon connection makes it sound plausible. However if they can't use the Skrulls because of the Fantastic Four connection, why would the Ord be any different? They're X-Men characters which is also a Fox franchise. Maybe we'll learn more tomorrow, when a new trailer is set to debut. I'm expecting an expanded version of the Super Bowl spot.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Here's some more Toy Fair highlights and lowlights. Check out Action Figure Insider and Cool Toy Review for images and coverage.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Here's some more Toy Fair thoughts. For Toy Fair coverage visit Cool Toy Review and Action Figure Insider. tried once before to produce Watchmen figures but those were canceled to appease Alan Moore. Are the prequels seen as a backdoor method to merchandise the characters? And what's the difference really between making figures based on the original graphic novel, the new prequels or even the movie which did get action figures? I don't know but I'd still buy comic based Watchmen action figures and I don't care what DC Direct calls it if and when it happens.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This year's Toy Fair is drawing to a close so here's a small sample of the mountain of cool stuff that caught my eye. The pics are from Action Figure Insider and Cool Toy Review, so go check them out. images first revealed by MTV Geek. Those had a paint wash that really brought out the details in the sculpts. The final versions aren't terrible but they're a let down after those first pics. There's still a lot to like about the line particularly the crazy awesome sewer lair playset. original toy or the Archie comics and not the animated series.