Friday, October 10, 2014

NYCC 2014: The LEGO Bionicle Mystery

We here at Idle Hands do our very best to shoot a little bit of everything among the thousands of pictures we blast at any given event. Some of the things we shoot, we know will be a big hit, and so we go to great lengths to cover every inch of it. Other things, we are just making sure you see all the awesome, grab one shot of everything as we slide through, and move along as fast as we can. Of course LEGO was on our "To-Do" list for the show, but when we dropped by and only saw a giant LEGO mask, we shot it and moved along. ......20 thousand views later...

We assumed you LEGO freaks already knew everything coming from your favorite company for the next year, and so we certainly didn't think a mask would drive you to new lengths of happy...but it did, and we are proud to have participated in said happy. Yesterday we doubled back and found our mysterious yellow mask had some little friends, so we shot the holy hell out of them. Here are the goods...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NYCC 2014: MEGA Bloks Get Despicable Me 2

This would be one of those times when I'm going...mayyyybe this is news...and mayyyybe this isn't..but it's surely the first time I've heard of it so chances are, a lot of you didn't know either. Alongside Spongebob Squarepants sets that have been out for months and HALO stuffs that COULD be new but hell, it all looks the same to me, were some brilliant Despicable Me 2 construction sets from our buds at MEGA. How cool are they? One of the sets had the whole desk on fire scene. You could practically hear the beedo's coming from the lil guy's mouth. Adorkable. Check it out...

NYCC 2014: McFarlane's Next Walking Dead Action Figure Waves

New York Comic Con is at an odd time of year when companies are pitching all their new toys for the foreseeable future to retailers across the globe, but a lot of their releases have already been revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. This means a lot of what you see at NYCC has already been seen..with some exceptions. McFarlane is pushing their construction toy lineup hardcore at the show, dominating most of their display cases. We don't really shoot the sports stuff because..sports..and we've seen the Assassin's Creed and HALO stuff before. That leaves us to pour over the Walking Dead display to see if there is something new we can drool over. SCORE.

NYCC 2014: NECA Doesn't Disappoint: Aliens, Apes, Terminators, Robocops, Kaiju & More

NECA. How do we set up NECA? We say "Hold onto your butts",..which of course makes me think of Jurrasic Park and how much NECA would KILL IT on that line!!  Let's cross our fingers that they get some sort of license when the new movie hits. FOR NOW..we suggest the butt holding due to extreme awesome headed your way via an all star lineup from the masters of the 7 inch action figure...and we expected no less. We've got Aliens, Planet of the Apes, Horror, Terminator vs Robocop, Pacific Rim, HALO and  mooore. Rather than spend time listing things you clearly know about (mostly from San Diego Comic Con know..the world..), I thought we'd just jump right into the eye candy. Shall we? Yes, have some!

NYCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Debuts Statues from DC Comics, Judge Dredd, Mortal Kombat & More

It's TIME!!! As folks que up in a massive line outside of New York Comic Con, we thought we'd sit back and show you folks at home (who get to keep your sanity) what's awaits the hordes of geeks! Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is nestled at the very hard of toy central in this year's show, boasting neighbors like Mezco and Kotobukiya. Best street ever! This year's showing includes further expansion of known lines and a couple of surprises that will make your eyes instantly explode inside your've been warned...

NYCC 2014: Attack on Titan Getting Plenty of Love

Peeking around every corner of New York Comic Con 2014, certain things become instantly clear. 1. Anime/Manga isn't dropping off in popularity here in the states AT ALL. 2. Among those wide eyes, screaming characters, the troubled citizens who populate Attack on Titan are well represented. As we bounced from booth to booth, we saw many a flying harness and winged jacket...which we are perfectly fine with, as this show rules. Let's check out the goods...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Funko Sesame Street Pop! Vinyl Figures On The Way

Funko is excited to announce a new license with Sesame Workshop to create a series of Sesame Street Pop! Vinyl Figures.

“Funko is excited about our new partnership with Sesame Workshop. As a company we feel that the Sesame Street license is a fantastic way to bring our older customers back to their youth, while at the same time introducing our fun new line of collectables to younger generations.”   Andrew Perlmutter VP of Sales.

The partnership will launch at New York Comic Con with a First to Market Release of Super Grover Pop! Vinyl Figure. The super stylized Super Grover Pop! Vinyl Figure stands 3.75” tall and comes in a window display box. Super Grover Pop! Vinyl Figure will be available at Toy Tokyo’s New York Comic Con Booth #101 for $15. A complete Sesame Street Pop! Series will follow in 2015. The Sesame Street Pop! Series will include Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar, The Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover.


Hello crazed comic con fans! We are days away from comic con part deux (AKA New York Comic Con) and as usual, we'll be tearing up the place for your viewing pleasure. Since it worked so well last time, you'll be able to follow the fun (bandwidth permitting) at the top of the website with our handy slideshow full of pics beamed directly from the show floor. FUTURE!! Maaaaaybe we'll even get some articles up along the way, but we usually would rather collect tons of content while we are there and run til we fall down instead of stopping to upload every 5 minutes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Universally Awesome

Diamond Select Toys have become the champions of the Universal Monsters, keeping our favorite fiends alive through bust banks, Minimates and killer 7 inch scaled action figures. Let's run down the awesome Universal Monsters action figures just releasing now...

Son of Frankenstein: The monster returns! Diamond Select Toys revisits Frankenstein's Monster with this exciting figure depicting the monster in his outfit from 1939's Son of Frankenstein. This 7-inch scale action figure features an all-new sculpt with all-new articulation, and can strike multiple poses on his deluxe display base, featuring equipment from Dr. Frankenstein's lab. The Monster and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Ages 8 and up.

Van Helsing: Monsters beware! Diamond Select Toys is unleashing a fearsome foe upon every monster action figure in your collection, and it's none other than famous monster-hunter Van Helsing! Based on an original design, this 7-inch action figure comes armed to the teeth with stakes, axes and a crossbow, making him more than a match for any and all supernatural creatures. Van Helsing includes a deluxe cemetery base, featuring a female vampire rising from the grave, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Ages 14 and up.

Jekyll and Hyde: Two is better than one - just ask Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. From the 1953 movie Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this fine figure can transform from Jekyll to Hyde and back again! Sculpted in a 7-inch scale and fully articulated, it features an authorized likeness of Boris Karloff as Dr. Jekyll and includes an interchangeable head of Mr. Hyde, as well as alternate hands, a hat, a cape, and a chemistry set display base that is exclusive to this figure! This Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Universal Monsters Select Action Figure comes in display-ready collector packaging, with side panel. We told you two was better than one. Ages 8 and up.

Hunchback of Notre Dame: Your favorite freak! The Universal Monsters Select line continues with a classic Lon Chaney character - The Hunchback of Notre Dame! From the 1923 film of the same name, this figure is sculpted in 7-inch scale, fully articulated, and features Chaney's authorized likeness. This Select edition figure includes Quasimodo's exclusive King of Fools crown and robes, as well as an exclusive gargoyle display base found only in this version! The Hunchback of Notre Dame Select Action Figure comes in display-ready collector packaging, with side panel. Ages 8 and up.

And past releases...

The Phantom of the Opera: Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! The newest Universal Monsters figure from DST is from one of the oldest Universal Monsters films! From the 1923 version of The Phantom of the Opera comes Lon Chaney as the Phantom! Standing 7 inches tall and fully articulated, the Phantom comes with his organ accessory, which is exclusive to this version.

Creature from the Black Lagoon: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Ages 8 and up.

This Island Earth Metaluna Mutant: An extraterrestrial terror permeates your mist, but never fear, it's just this ridiculously awesome Universal Monsters This Island Earth Metaluna Mutant Figure! The Metaluna Mutant from the 1955 film This Island Earth stands 8-inches tall and comes with the Interocitor device from the movie, which is exclusive to this version. Yes, the very same Interocitor developed by advanced physicist Cal Meacham after hearing of the device in the book Electronic Service, Unit #16. Unlike the movie counterpart, this Interocitor actually registers on film! Whether you're a fan of the original film or the Mystery Science Theater 3000 take-down, you'll love this stellar rendition of the Metaluna Mutant. Just look at his veiny, oversized brain and nasty claws! Marvel even rolled out the red carpet for collectors with the oversized packaging, so whether you want to play with this cool guy or not, you've got one cool collectible. B-movie lovers, science-fiction fanatics, and art appreciators worldwide will dig the Universal Monsters This Island Earth Metaluna Mutant Figure! Ages 8 and up.

Frankenstein: The monsters are back again! The award-winning Universal Monsters Select line expands its roster of iconic screen legends with perhaps the most sympathetic creature of them all: Frankenstein's Monster. Sculpted by legendary monster sculptor Gabriel Marquez, this 7-inch tall Frankenstein Action Figure comes with the lab table upon which the monster was given life and from which he rose for the first time. Bring Mary Shelley's monster to life in your home!
The fans have already spoken, hailing this line as the most detailed and accurate depiction of the classic Universal Monsters ever, and this 7-inch interpretation of Frankenstein's Monster is proof-positive of Diamond Select's dedication to bringing these iconic monsters to collectors. The specialty market version includes an exclusive paint scheme, as well as a detailed accessory not available to the mass market! Ages 8 and up.

Dracula: The monsters are back! What better way to expand this award-winning Specialty Market Exclusive action figure line than with the most iconic monster of them all, Count Dracula? This awesome line debuted last year with the legendary Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Mummy. What other monster could possibly match such legendary movie-monster royalty? Dracula, of course! Sculpted by legendary monster sculptor Gabriel Marquez, and featuring a hillside gravesite base, this 7-inch tall depiction of the infamous Count Dracula is ready to spread terror with a fearsome companion at his side. The Select version includes an exclusive paint scheme, as well as a detailed wolf accessory not available to the mass market!
The fans have already spoken, hailing this line as the most detailed and accurate depictions of the classic Universal Monsters ever, and this Count Dracula Action Figure is proof-positive of Diamond Select's dedication to bringing these iconic monsters to collectors. Ages 8 and up.

The Mummy: Imhotep, at your service! Dig deep into the sands of antiquity and you, too, will discover Imhotep the Mummy! Sculpted by legendary monster-sculptor Jean St Jean, with the added artistry of Select regular Rudy Garcia (who, like a craftsman of old, sculpted the Mummy's detailed sarcophagus accessory), this is a dusty terror from a bygone era. This Select version includes an exclusive paint scheme, as well as the detailed accessory. The fans have already spoken, hailing this line as the most detailed and accurate depictions of the classic Universal Monsters ever, and this 7-inch tall rendering of the infamous Mummy is proof positive!

Entertainment Earth carries many of these figures, so no need to hunt if you crave plastic! Enjoy the rest of the Rock and Shock show floor!

Big Hero 6 Toys Hitting Retail

The Disney/ Marvel animated film is still a month off, but the action figures, deluxe toys, plush and more are hitting shelves from Walgreens to the Disney Store mother ship. In their usual odd fashion, Disney has given the main toy license to Bandai, but still has their own branded Disney Store figure line that often resembles the Bandai toys...but sometimes looks better...and sometimes looks worse. It's a mystery. Don't think too hard on it. It may cause leakage. Here's a run down of toys you can find out there now...and some that might be releasing closer to the release date as not to reveal toooo much from the movie.