Archief voor May 2011

Astonishing! That was my first reaction after seeing the newly released photos of Hot Toys’ Superman 1/6th scale figure based on the likeness of Christopher Reeve. In recent years, Hot Toys has shown a tremendous aptitude for making life-like 1/6th scale figures of our favorite heroes and villains of film. From perfect costuming to intricate paintwork and sculpting, these collectibles have become the pinnacle of high-end toy collecting. Other companies have licensed the likeness of Christopher Reeve in recent months, and have even released their own movie-versions of the Man of Steel, but regardless of how well done those have been – this is the definitive version. No question.
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Amid high anticipation, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Superman 12-inch Figure from the 1978 classic superhero film Superman. The movie-accurate Superman collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel, highlighting the authentic head sculpt, movie-accurate costume and detailed light-up figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude.

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Ned and Cersei have a meeting about Jon Arryn’s death. Jon Snow takes his vows to become a man of the Night’s Watch. Khal Drogo has an abrupt change of mind after an assassination attempt on Dany. King Robert is severely injured by a boar and must make decisions on the future of his kingdom.

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Reinstated as the Hand, Ned sits for the King while Robert is on a hunt, and issues a decree that could have long-term consequences throughout the Seven Kingdoms. At the Eyrie, Tyrion confesses to his “crimes,” and demands that Lysa give him a trial by combat. Joffrey apologizes to Sansa; Viserys receives his final payment for Daenerys from Drogo.

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I followed a hype on a new tv-series I didn’t know anyting about and landed on the first Games of Thrones episode. Since then, since the series’s intro, I fell in love with it. I noticed that the intro slightly chances every episode, that’s just really awesome!
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DreamWorks presents this computer-animated motion-capture adaptation of  Tintin (Kuifje in Dutch) comic strip in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Steven Spielberg handles direction duties on the initial film, which is set to be followed by a second film helmed by Peter Jackson, who shares producing duties on the films along with Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Jamie Bell provides the voice of Tintin, with Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Toby Jones heading up the rest of the cast.
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Combining the stories of ‘The Crab with the Golden Claws’, ‘The Secret of the Unicorn’ and ‘Red Rackham’s Treasure’, the film depicts Tintin’s first encounter with Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and the discovery of a clue to the treasure of his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock. They set out to find it with protection from a prison escapee who tried to get the treasure as well as Detectives Thompson and Thomson


Here we are with the latest incarnation of the Iron Man armor, the mark VI. I know for some people the never-ending releases of Hot Toys Iron Man merchandise are starting to be an overkill, while for others each new suit brings them one step closer for a ultimate complete line up of iron man armor. The Mark V will be upon us before the end of this year, so the complete set from movies 1 + 2 will be achievable. Read story

Forget Schwarzenegger’s Conan. The latest trailer for director Marcus Nispel’s reboot of Conan the Barbarian has arrived, and it looks to be a tale to astonish. At least it made me re-read some of miy old Conan comicbooks. Check it out in the player below!

Hitting 3D and 2D theaters on August 18, the fantasy action adventure stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh.

Nextmovie.com believes everything looks better in Lego.
This is known!
They featured 10 some pretty astonishing Lego themed posters for many of this year’s highly anticipated movies, including Thor, X-men first Class, Green Lantern, Captain America: TFA, and more.

The Posters created for NextMovie by Old Red Jalopy.

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The Force is strong with Jay Hoff as he delivered no small feat. He made his spectacular Star Wars diorama from 30,000 bricks and 388 minifigures.
The shuttle looks like it’s Lego’s UCS 10212 set. Which puts Jay’s MOC into prespective how huge the diorama is.

Ever since I got mine UCS Imperial Shuttle set I’ve wanted to do something similar like this. I even haven’t build the set yet… Besides the time invested to build a MOC like this, it also takes “a horrific amount of money!!” like Jay says.

This is one of the most mindblowing MOC I’ve seen and it’s…
utterly ASTONISHING!

To coincide with May 4th, also known as “Star Wars Day”, Lucasfilm has made a major Star Wars announcement. This midday, the company revealed the details of the complete Star Wars saga Blu-Ray box set. Below is the full press release from the teaser website, along with an embedded teaser video from YouTube. New images, including Blu-Ray box art and documentary promotional artwork, will be added throughout the day, as well as any new information that becomes available.
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I must say upfront, I really like the cover art for the individual trilogy’s. It’s has a modern feels to it. The collection case however, has a complete other style, but nails the ‘Star Wars’ atmosphere and feel.
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I’m also very glad they inserted documentary’s I have on age-old VHS video tapes of which the image quality is non watchable anymore.
Read about the complete Star Wars saga Blu-Ray box set after the jump!

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Due to a very non user friendly way on the s@h ordering, I missed my chance to get the Shadow ARF Trooper.

During check-out, I missed (or it wasn’t there) the checkbox if you want the ARF Trooper. So I ordered without applying the checkbox. I see this as a big fail on Lego’s part. They’ve should placed the checkbox between the order list en confirmation button and they’ve should have made a validation upon confirming your order.
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Lego Helpdesk was again very supportive and helpfull, kudo’s for that, and were looking for a way to send the figure separately. But alas, at the end of today the Lego Helpdesk calls me back with the bad news that all the Minifigs are gone, and they legally couldn’t send the minifig afterward. They offered to compensate with a Lego keychain for the trouble. But i’ll pass, I’ll send my order back and will ask for a refund.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one having problems with this promotion. From what I’ve gathered the Helpdesk had its hands full with this promotion.
It’s a shame it had to go this way. I work in the interaction design business, so i really bothers me even I overlooked the checkbox for the Shadow ARF Trooper. And I am pretty pissed, because the sole reason for my order was the minifig.
Even-though Lego helpdesk is friendly, supportive and helpfull as allways, i’ll make a formal complaint.

The Force was not with me on this one.