All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. MezcoToyz’s ups the creepy factor with new figures based on Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. First up are the talking Grady Twins, ready to egg you on at every turn, and soon, we’re getting Jack Torrance.
This oversized pack is just the thing for carrying board games to parties. It has an extendable main compartment for games, pockets for accessories, a notepad slot, two drink holders, and can be expanded with elastic box bands, a dice case, and other add-ons.
“I’m being your goddamn slave is what I’m being man!” The Karate Kid Miyagi-do Karate Kit packs replicas of props from the original film – the headband, a pin, a “Paint the House” note, a pair of chopsticks, and a registration form for the All Valley championship.
Cybertronic Spree is a Transformers-themed tribute band, who plays a variety of cartoon, videogame, and anime theme songs dressed in awesome costumes. During a recent show, they also performed a truly entertaining cover of Led Zeppelin’s wailing Immigrant Song.
A woman goes to prison for 5 years for protecting her small-time gangster boyfriend. Upon her release, she seeks him out to continue their relationship. Jia Zhangke’s critically–acclaimed drama is about two people being shaped by larger forces. Premieres 3/15/19.
The New BittBoy is a retro handheld video game system that lets you play NES, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games (and isn’t loaded up with sketchy pirated ROMs). It loads games from a microSD card, supports save states and has a 2.4″ IPS screen with adjustable brightness.
(PG-13) Boston, early ’90s. The city is riddled with violent crime, fostered by corrupt cops. The new D.A. is determined to change all that, but he needs the help of a dirty FBI agent. Co-created by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Fontana (Oz). Premieres 6/16/19 on Showtime.
Experimental band Hardcore Anal Hydrogen created a trippy and vibrant music video for their thrash metal track Jean-Pierre, created with the help of artificial intelligence tools like Deep Dream, Neutral Style Transfer, and DeepFlow. Read more about the project here.
New Wave Toys’ latest Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It also comes with Super Street Fighter II Turbo. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick if you pre-order.
One of Netflix’s underappreciated series returns for its second season. In the funny and thrilling The Dragon Prince, Rayla, Callum and Ezran continue their journey with their new friend in tow. But war is brewing with each passing day. Premieres 2/15/19.
Chronicle Collectibles and Cinemaquette teamed up to create a 78″ tall T-800 Endoskeleton statue. Based on the robot’s appearance in Terminator: Genisys, the statue is chrome plated, has LED eyes and articulated forearms and fingers. Limited to 100 units.
Hot Toys has unveiled a sixth scale action figure based on the heroine of the sci-fi action movie Alita: Battle Angel. The figure comes with a nicely tailored outfit, which can be removed to show a highly detailed body. The figure also has separate rolling eyeballs.
We’re off to Never-never Land with singer Anthony Vincent as he turns Metallica’s Enter Sandman into a totally different song by performing it in the a variety of unlikely styles ranging from The Doors to Haddaway to Owl City. The David Bowie version is our favorite.
If you’ve never seen Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, you must watch it. Waititi and Jemaine Clement have teamed up with FX for a TV spin-off. It doesn’t retain the original cast, but still looks hilarious. Premieres 3/27/19.