Darth Vader Variant Action Figure with Radical Lightsaber Attachment


We have some photos of an insanely cool and stylized samurai Darth Vader action figure that comes from Square-Enix’s Variant Play Arts Kai toy line. As you can see it offers up a different take on the villain’s costume design, and the detail on it is freakin’ impressive! One of my favorite parts is the lightsaber, which makes me want to make that lightsaber wooshing sound effect when I see it. It also comes with a variety of alternate hands, Including one with a giant flame coming out of it. Why? I don’t know! Because it looks cool?! What good is the Dark Side of the force if you can’t conjure up menacing flames?

There’s no release date for this Darth Vader figure yet, but the suggested retail price is around $100.darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment1darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment5darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment2darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment6darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment3darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment9darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment8darth-vader-action-figure-with-radcial-lightsaber-attachment6

HOT TOYS: Boba Fett Quarter Scale Figure

902313-boba-fett-006The name “Boba Fett” is no stranger to Star Wars fans. With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to officially reveal Boba Fett as the first release in the Hot Toys Star Wars quarter scale collectible series! The highly-accurate quarter-scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and features a finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, highly detailed weapons, accessories, and a specially designed sail barge figure stand as well as over 30 points of articulation, skillfully-applied distressed effects and a special blaster sidearm with holster from the film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars fans, don’t miss the chance to add the fearsome bounty hunter to your prized collection!

The Boba Fett Quarter Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Finely crafted Boba Fett Mandalorian helmet with articulated rangefinder
  • Specially applied distressed effects on armor, weapons, accessories, and figure stand
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • Approximately 45 cm tall
  • Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons
    – One (1) gesturing left palm


  • One (1) Boba Fett Mandalorian armor
  • One (1) gray flight suit
  • One (1) green cape
  • One (1) brown belt with pouches
  • One (1) pair of dark red gauntlets
  • One (1) pair of yellow knee guards
  • One (1) pair of greenish brown boots


  • One (1) blaster rifle
  • One (1) damaged blaster rifle


  • One (1) jetpack
  • One (1) survival knife
  • One (1) sonic beam weapon
  • One (1) anti-security blade
  • One (1) jetpack adjustment tool
  • Specially designed sail barge figure stand with Boba Fett’s nameplate and movie logo
  • One (1) blaster sidearm with holster from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • item available November 2015
  • items cost is 469.99
  • item can be purchased at: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-boba-fett-hot-toys-9023131/

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Boba Fett Quarter Scale Figure by Hot Toys

HOT TOYS: Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories


902301-tony-stark-with-arc-reactor-creation-accessories-003In the film Iron Man 2, Tony Stark was slowly being poisoned by the palladium arc reactor in his body. With the help of the information left behind by Howard Stark, Tony was able to create a new element to use for a new Arc Reactor. This scene greatly displayed Tony Stark’s immense intelligence when he re-discovered and created a new element by using a particle accelerator.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to introduce the new sixth scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set. This collectible set includes a specially crafted collectible figure based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, and features a newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light, detailed outfit, and the Captain America shield prototype which he has used to level the particle accelerator and workshop accessories.

Iron Man fans, don’t miss out on this collectible set and expand your Iron Man series collection!

The sixth scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man 2 movie
  • Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features, detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations specially for Tony Stark
  • LED light on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding tools
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted


  • One (1) black vest
  • One (1) black polo shirt
  • One (1) pair of black pants
  • One (1) pair of black shoes


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Pee-Wee Herman Movie Heads to Netflix

http://static.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/54998ab1e4b0a909df7c51d8/1419348658804/?format=750wAccording to The WrapJudd Apatow and Paul ReubensPee-wee Herman movie has moved from Universal Pictures to Netflix. According to a source close to the production, “it moved to Netflix a gazillion months ago.” A studio rep did confirm that the project was no longer with Universal.

Reubens has been working on getting another Pee-wee feature film off the ground for years, and it finally all seems to be coming together. He is obviously returning to reprise his role as Pee-wee in the film project that he also co-wrote with comedian Paul Rust. Apatow came on board as a producer to help it get made.

Earlier this year Ruebens did an interview in which he said, “we now have such an amazing company involved, and that’s the really big announcement that hasn’t been made yet.” The “amazing company” Reubens was apparently referring to here was Netflix, which is a perfect fit for the project. I assume the movie will also at least get a limited theatrical release.

No director has been announced for the project, and we still don’t have any plot details to report, but like most of the Pee-wee related stuff, I’m sure fans will love whatever he brings.

Is this a should you would like to see made?

New Spider-Man and Marvel Intel – Drew Goddard to Direct Solo Film?


Some possible new details have surfaced regarding Marvel’s deal with Sony Pictures regarding Spider-Man. The news comes from CBM, and it both contradicts and confirms some of what we’ve heard so far. They say the information comes from additional leaked e-mails that they’ve seen, but they offer no direct quotes from them.

One of the most interesting things about the information is that it doesn’t sound like Sony and Marvel are trying to make a deal. It sounds more like they are collaborating on how to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe.

In regards to Spidey’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War, which is said to be dead at this point, the report explains that Sony will co-finance 25% of the movie. In return, Marvel will co-finance 25% of Spider-Man’s next solo film, which is scheduled to be released in July 2017. The deal also “allows Sony to use TWO major Marvel characters and continue the plot from Civil War in regards to how it relates to Spider-Man. Spider-Man would also appear in Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 in 2018, with another Marvel produced Spider-Man movie following in July 2019.”

It would be pretty cool of Marvel to allow Sony to use two of their characters in return. That seems like a good thing worth taking advantage of. The site explains that the way the next set of details are worded in the document sounds like it’s much more like “a collaboration rather than one studio having more control than the other.”

“Sony asked for approval over the costume, script (but only the parts specifically involving Spider-Man), and casting, with said actor required to sign a three-picture deal or more… They do however point out that Kevin Feige must serve as a producer, and if for some reason he leaves Marvel, they would be allowed to select his replacement. They also want Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach to be given executive producer credits, and state that it would be pre-agreed that Drew Goddard both writes and directs the first movie.”

We previously heard that Feige didn’t want Arad in involved with the project. I do like that Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) could be writing and directing the project. He’s currently developing Sinister Six for the studio. It’d be great to have him collaborate with Joe and Anthony Russo, who offered to help with the development of a new Spider-Man trilogy.

The report goes on to talk about some business details. Apparently, if Marvel were to miss any of their release dates for any movies that include Spider-Man, Sony would be paid damages of $100 million, and the deal would be terminated. They also claim that Sony has three years and nine months to start pre-production on another Spider-Man film before the rights revert completely back to Marvel, but if the character were to appear in Captain America: Civil War, the clock would be reset. Sony also asked for Marvel’s help in “ensuring that the ‘D Machine’ would have to be accessible for Spider-Man’s solo movies in regards to their TV channels, radio networks, theme parks, and more.” Then, if the deal was to go through, they would make a joint announcement at a press event on a mutually agreed time. The site then says,

“We’ve also seen documents which indicate that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earned only $65 million BEFORE overheads, and that they expect earnings to significantly increase after making the deal with Marvel. These are internal documents, and it’s not clear how much would change as the deal is discussed. However, this appears to have been put together following discussions rather than as a proposal. We have of course heard that talks broke down, but nothing specific in regards to why, and various outlets have since reported that this is going to happen.”

this is just a rumor  but it  would be  impressive if it can be done.  what do you think?



One of the main reasons why Edgar Wright stepped away from Marvel’s Ant-Man is because the studio need to changed up the story so that it would fit in with the rest of Marvel’s cinematic universe. Thanks to Starlog we have some possible information on how Ant-Man will fit into the bigger picture, including how he it connect to Captain America: Civil War. The information they have comes from a source who claims to be close to the production.

Even though we are treating this information as a rumor for now, I still want to throw out a SPOILER warning, just in case, because you never know! It could end up being the real deal. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what they report:

“According to this anonymous party, ANT-MAN will take place alongside the events of AGE OF ULTRON, the fall-out of which will spur on the Superhuman Registration Act. While ANT-MAN is largely self-contained in nature, the references of the MCU will come from Pym’s past as a scientist for S.H.I.E.L.D. in the ’60s, having worked alongside Howard Stark, Arnim Zola and Alexander Pierce. However, in this flashback sequence, Pym will supposedly also have a run-in with a young military hot-head by the name of Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, who Marvel fans have last seen in THE INCREDIBLE HULK as played by William Hurt.”

They then go on to explain how this will all fit in with Captain America: Civil War:

“The party goes on to say S.H.I.E.L.D.’s downfall in THE WINTER SOLDIER forced Pym into the private sector, which makes him vulnerable and essentially serves as catalyst for the events that follow in ANT-MAN. And according to the party, a shooting draft of ANT-MAN’s post-credit stinger shows the older Ross re-appearing to Pym, claiming he’d been sent by Tony Stark. When asked why, Ross allegedly responds, ‘Haven’t you seen the news? We’re at war.’

“The party also claims Ross will play a supporting role in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, begrudgingly helping Tony Stark enforce the Superhero Registration Act and giving him military aid as Stark’s hesitant to use his own technology post-ULTRON. The party claims that rumors of Black Widow’s limited involvement in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 is also true, as her character will be arrested for aiding fugitive superhumans in a power play by Stark (which will give actress Scarlett Johansson a break from the MCU to focus on her family), though the source says a potential Black Widow jailbreak in a future Marvel film may help bring Scott Lang’s Ant-Man into the AVENGERS fold.”

There’s a lot of really interesting information here that makes a lot of sense to me. Like I said earlier, I have no idea if this is legit or not. But, it seems cohesive enough, and I could see Marvel implementing these elements and plot points in their cinematic universe. Marvel is always doing exciting stuff and surprising fans, so anything is possible!

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in theaters on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man will be released on July 17, 2015, and Captain America: Civil War is set to be released on May 6th, 2016.

What are your thoughts on all this?

colter cage

Over a month ago it was revealed that the casting for Marvel’s Luke Cage was down to just two names, and now Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that Mike Colter will play the character when he debuts in next year’s “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”

“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”

“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage brought and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”

Colter will star alongside Krysten Ritter in the series for a few episodes before transitioning to his own Netflix series at an undisclosed time. He can be seen currently in the Microsoft Entertainment original series “Halo: Nightfall” as Jameson Locke with previous appearances on “The Good Wife” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”

After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix and is expected to debut in 2015

pow! and like that we have power man! what are your thoughts on the actor being chose?

Channing Tatum Wanted to Play VENOM, Plus SINISTER SIX Wishlist


We have some additional news to share with you about Sony Pictures’ plans for a Spider-Man universe. There’s some really interesting stuff here, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Marvel deal. This is intel on casting for several villains for the Sinister Six and Venom films that are currently in development at the studio.

The following details come from CBM, who have come across some additional emails that they received from a source. According to them, Sinister Six was moving along nicely before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released. After that and all of the fan hate that came along with it, Sony was looking to switch things up with the possibility of including Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage in the spin-off.

Sinister Six has most likely gone through a ton of changes and drafts since then. There’s no word on whether the movie is still being pushed forward after the hacking madness hit. There is a list of actors that they wanted to cast in the film, though, and I think you’ll be interested in know who they might pursue if the movie does go forward.

Here’s what they tell us:

Drew Goddard apparently loved the idea of Tom Hardy playing Sandman, and in one email really pushed for Emily Blunt as Scorpia (who is an actual comic book character, and not just a female version of Scorpion). Amy Pascal put forward Emilia Clarke and Elizabeth Olsen, but noted that it was too late to do anything about the latter due to her Avengers: Age of Ultron role. Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, and Daniel Craig were also all discussed/rejected for roles, with Penn directly mentioned as a Doctor Octopus candidate. Woody Harrelson is too. Colin Firth is also suggested as The Vulture. Going back to Sandman, he’ll apparently be the movie’s comic relief, and so a list of names are reeled off, including Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Pena, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Sharlto Copley, and a number of others.”

The site goes on to reveal that Channing Tatum wanted to play Venom, but now that he’s Gambit, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. The properties are at different studios, but it may just be one of those things that people frown upon.

No official offers ever went out to any of these actors, but they were named in discussions by the people who are putting these projects together. The report also includes a few other details about the movie:

“Doctor Octopus is described as the team’s leader and needs to have quirks so as not to be boring as The Sinister Six’s straight man. Avi Arad also suggested female Venom Ann Weiying for the female team spinoff, and Hannah Minghella brings up a suggestion made in jest by Emma Stone that she returns as Carnage (like in the Ultimate comics) as a ‘thought to consider for the future’ because it ‘could be really cool/sexy/intense to see.’”

there are some pretty interesting choices here.  Not  sure  sony  could of gotton all these people together  especially with budget  but it  would  b e a sweet movie if they  could of  gotten it together!  I think it  would of been better for  all the classic  characters before  modernizing the characters.  what do you think?

Iron Man Mark XLIII Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

902314-iron-man-mark-xliii-011The extremely-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron is only a few months away! Our favorite superhero team is assembled again when Tony Stark’s peacekeeping program goes awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans…Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are thrilled to jump start the Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible series by presenting the Iron Man Mark XLIII Sixth Scale Collectible Figure! It is also the newest addition in the MMS Diecast Series which consists of diecast material and a realistic design to look even more like the armor as it appears in the blockbuster film.

The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I.

Kick-off your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this amazing Iron Man figure!

The Iron Man Mark XLIII Sixth Scale Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Iron Man Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Newly painted helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movie
  • Alternate helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)
  • Approximately 31 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulation
  • Contains diecast material
  • Special features on armor:
  • Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor with weathered effects
  • LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable wrist guards for posing with repulsor palms
  • One (1) interchangeable forearm rocket armor
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of battle palms with light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)
  • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor
  • Articulation on waist armor which allow flexible movement


Groot Quarter Scale Figure by Hot Toys

902300_press01We are Groot.”

Marvel Studios’ blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, has taken the world by storm! Amongst the unforgettable characters of the film, Groot has become a fan favorite, and the special scene of Little Groot dancing to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” has been one of the most memorable and cutest scenes from the movie!

Now Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present one of the cutest 1/4th scale collectibles you’ll ever see – Little Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy! The movie-accurate Little Groot Collectible features 3 interchangeable head sculpts, special paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and moveable arms and body to recreate Little Groot’s dancing scene.

This Little Groot collectible will be a great addition to your display that will bring a smile to everyone!