Friday, January 30, 2015


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Earlier this week we reported that pop culture retailers HOT TOPIC had pulled all of their issues of the MARVEL comics STAR WARS #1 variant from the shelves of all their local stores. Evidently someone at MARVEL had a change of heart about the back cover promotional image and has cleared the retail chain to once again sell the comic. 

According to our sources, the HOT TOPIC corporate office sent an email to all of their outlet's this morning indicating that if store managers had not yet destroyed their issues of the comic that they were to return the comics to the store floor for immediate sale. So, if this issue is one of those must have variants you needed for your collection now is the time to grab it, because they won't last long.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


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Still a full four months away but the promotions machine for MARVEL's Avengers: Age Of Ultron is about to reach full tilt. And, what better time to kick it into full gear than during the Super Bowl? This 30 Second TV ad doesn't have a lot of new footage but what there is a slightly different tone that add's another level of intrigue for audiences who are already eager to see this highly anticipated sequel.

Disney Releases Teaser For The TOMORROWLAND Super Bowl Trailer

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Of all the films due out this year, Brad Bird's Tomorrowland has me the most curious. It isn't a blockbuster sequel or an animated comedy romp. It's a film that expands upon an older Disney Parks idea that dates back to the 1960's.

Tomorrowland has always been about the promise of technology and the role that it can play in the betterment of humanity. In fact all that we really know about the film is that it is based on that extremely vague, yet intriguing idea.

The first trailer for the film, released last fall, introduced us to the principal characters but not much more than that. This Sunday, hopefully that will change. During the Super Bowl Disney will present an all new trailer for the film and to get us all excited for it they have released a teaser for the trailer. Clocking in at just 10 seconds, there is really only 1 second of new footage here, but it's still pretty cool. The all new trailer debuts Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st, and the film zooms in to theaters on May 22nd.

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LEGO MARVEL's AVENGERS Video Game Due Out This Fall

The Following Article Consists of A Press Release From LEGO

BURBANK, Calif.--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced their 2015 slate of LEGO® videogames, including LEGO Jurassic World™, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, plus new handheld and mobile titles.

“This year will be the biggest yet for LEGO videogames with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series”

“The LEGO videogame franchise remains a cornerstone of our business, consistently delivering fun, engaging gameplay and remarkable humor both kids and adults love,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to expanding the successful series with this very exciting line-up of new LEGO experiences for players of all ages to enjoy on console, handheld and mobile gaming devices.”

“This year will be the biggest yet for LEGO videogames with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “TT Games are crafting humorous LEGO adventures, based on new stories and characters across some of the most well-known and iconic worlds.” The upcoming LEGO videogame titles are:

LEGO Jurassic World™

Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and Windows PC.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers and the much anticipated sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save humanity. The game will be available in fall 2015 for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, and Windows PC.

LEGO Ninjago™: Shadow of Ronin™

The popular LEGO Ninjago franchise gets its most expansive adventure to date in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. The latest LEGO handheld game delivers an untold story of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show. Using their Spinjitzu abilities, players can unleash their Ninja’s elemental power to smash their way through enemies and solve puzzles. Developed by TT Fusion, a subsidiary of TT Games, the game comes to the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on March 24, 2015.

The LEGO Movie Videogame

The LEGO Movie Videogame for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch follows Emmet, an average, rule-following citizen, who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world. In the game, players guide Emmet as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. With a delightful mix of over 90 characters from the feature film, including Batman, Superman and the Green Ninja, The LEGO Movie Videogame leads gamers on a journey through fantastical worlds in 45 exciting levels. Developed by TT Games, the mobile game is now available on the App Store.

LEGO Batman™: Beyond Gotham

In LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham for mobile devices, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Players will unlock and play as their favorite DC Comics characters, including members of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom, and explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower. Developed by TT Games, the mobile game will be available this summer.

Follow LEGO Jurassic World at: #LEGOJurassicGame

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WATCH: Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs Announces Big Things For Disneyland's Diamond Celebration

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Last night during a very special event for a select few attendees, Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs took to the stage at Disneylands Town Square to reveal some major new elements for the 60th anniversary celebration that begins this May. 

Among the new elements announced are an all new World Of Color show, A new parade spectacular called Paint The Night and the all new Disneyland Forever fireworks and projection show which was previewed for the crowd on hand. Based on what we see here, the 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is shaping up to be a magical event.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tons Of New Entertainment Coming To Disneyland Resort For The DIAMOND CELEBRATION

This Article Consists Of Material That Originally Appeared On The Disney Parks Blog

Tonight, during a special after-hours presentation on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park, Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration marking the resort’s 60th anniversary, will begin Friday, May 22.

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration to Begin May 22, Will Feature Sparkling Decor and More
Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration to Begin May 22, Will Feature Sparkling Decor and More

As part of the celebration, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure park will glisten and gleam, each with its own diamond medallion featuring the letter “D.” The entire resort will sparkle with Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration d├ęcor and festive banners in shades of Disneyland blue. Also bearing the diamond anniversary theme, creative merchandise and food items will be designed to complement the celebration. We’ll have more to share on those special items soon.

“As time has shown, Disneyland marked the beginning of something bigger than anyone could have imagined and this Diamond Celebration embraces its rich history while honoring Walt Disney’s commitment to pushing boundaries to create exciting and innovative new experiences for our guests,” said Staggs.

“Disneyland Forever” shows just how magical the Magic Kingdom can be, in a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disneyland park right before your eyes!

“Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. Main Street, U.S.A., and several other Disneyland park locations become a magical canvas taking us into a world of dreams, from flying above the London skyline from “Peter Pan” to a dance with King Louie in “The Jungle Book.”

“Disneyland Forever” also features two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” As “Disneyland Forever” caps off each evening of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration, we discover Walt’s inspiring words still hold true today. Disneyland will continue to be home to all our dreams and adventures … forever!

Tonight, we’ve announced the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will include a special edition of the popular “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park, plus an impressive new nighttime parade and a fully-immersive fireworks spectacular at Disneyland park.

For our next big entertainment unveiling of the evening, Tom Staggs and Steve Davison shared that we’ll soon be painting the night in fantastic new light with one of the brightest gems of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the “Paint the Night” parade.

‘Paint the Night’ Parade Starts May 22 as Part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

The “Paint the Night” parade brings some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyland Resort. This new, state-of-the-art nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A., with stunning color, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights.

‘Paint the Night’ Parade Starts May 22 as Part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust and “Paint the Night” in Disney dreams, bringing to light beloved characters and stories from “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and more.

‘Paint the Night’ Parade Starts May 22 as Part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

It’s a big night at the Disneyland Resort, as we reveal some of the exciting plans for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, including spectacular new entertainment and sparkling surprises – all starting this spring!

Continuing a tradition of innovative, immersive storytelling begun when Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration showcases three electrifying new shows that will take you into the worlds of Disney stories like never before.


Tonight, Tom Staggs was joined on stage by Steve Davison, executive for parades and spectaculars with Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, as they shared that during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular “World of Color” show.

Opening May 22, 2015, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” illuminates the night in a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt and his dream of Disneyland, showing that anything is possible if we never give up on our dreams.

Mickey Mouse will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland park.

Both epic and intimate in scope, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” brings to life the remarkable story of Walt and the Happiest Place on Earth in a first-of-its-kind spectacular, presented on the magic canvas of “World of Color” with compelling animated imagery, live-action footage, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

WATCH! The Sneak Preview Of The Midseason Premiere Of MARVEL's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Official Synopsis From MARVEL

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 2x11 "Aftershocks" - It was the winter finale with one of the most shocking TV moments of the year. This March, the one team member they’ve finally learned to trust, now has a devastating secret. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday March 3rd on ABC!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: What Happened To The HOT TOPIC Variant of MARVEL's STAR WARS #1?

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On January 14th MARVEL comics released the very first issue of their all new STAR WARS comic. Obviously it was a big deal. So big a deal in fact, it has been dubbed the best selling single issue of comics in the last 20 years. Part of this was due to the fact that the STAR WARS licences returned to MARVEL who had published STAR WARS comics from 1977 until 1987. 

Another big reason for the jaw dropping sales was due to the fact that MARVEL produced nearly 100 different 'Variant' covers of the book. Which ensured repeat sells by rabid fans who wanted find the cover that they coveted the most. 

Among the more desired of these variant's was the issue due to be sold exclusively to pop culture retailer HOT TOPIC. The comic was set to release to HOT TOPIC stores across North America last week, And in some places it did appear on shelves, if only for a handful of hours.

On Friday January 23rd HOT TOPIC corporate offices emailed their stores and directed them to pull the issue due to an ad that appeared on the comic. The ad, which was for exclusive POP! vinyl figures from FUNKO, featured toys from AVENGERS: Age Of Ultron that will be sold exclusively at HOT TOPIC. However, the ad featured a MAJOR SPOILER for the film which is due out on May 1st. Stores were instructed to hold the issues until they could be restocked at a more appropriate time.

However, that wasn't the end of it. Apparently MARVEL is very interested in keeping their secrets, well, secret. According to multiple sources the HOT TOPIC corporate office sent another email to stores on Sunday January 25th, instructing store managers to account for all copies of the comic and DESTROY them immediately. Additionally, our sources indicated that it is likely the issue will be reprinted without the offending ad, but there is no indication as to when or if that will occur. 

Obviously the drama has resulted in a huge demand for the spoiler tainted comic. The issue sold for a cover price of just $4.99 but is currently fetching in between $20 and $35 on Ebay. With the news that all other existing copies are due to be destroyed, the value is sure to climb.

Very First Teaser Trailer For 20th CENTURY FOX's "FANTASTIC FOUR" Reboot Hits The Internet

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In "Nerd Circles" there probably isn't another film property out there that is more controversial than 20th Century Fox's upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR reboot. The how and why of that circumstance isn't very hard to understand. The studio's previous two FF films were met with bitterly cold reactions from audiences and critics alike. 

Just like the X-Men films, the FANTASTIC FOUR are MARVEL comics characters but they are not MARVEL Studio's films. FOX acquired the rights to those characters well before Disney bought MARVEL comics and the House Of Mouse has been passionately seeking to reacquire those film rights ever since. 

FOX however, seems to have no intention of relinquishing them, and like SONY with the Spider-Man films, have opted to reboot and rework the characters in the hopes of creating franchise that could generate mega-bucks for the studio. Sony made that bet with Spider-Man, and it hasn't really worked out for them. Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 while financially successful were not the record breaking juggernauts that would have justified a broader franchise for SONY. Rumors seem to indicate that SONY is working a deal with Disney/MARVEL to somehow split the rights and in some way salvage the studio's financial investment.

That being the case, you have to believe that the folks at MARVEL are hoping that this new FANTASTIC FOUR film is a box office flop. It will give Disney a lot more room to negotiate but it would also mean that the FF characters would have an unfortunately damage reputation in the public consciousness. 

With all of this baggage and extra weight, we now have the first teaser trailer for the all new FANTASTIC FOUR, and it doesn't look bad. Instead of basing the film on classic versions of the characters, this film is based on the more gritty and realistic ULTIMATE UNIVERSE from Marvel comics which is what a majority of the MARVEL STUDIO's films have been based on. However, clocking in at just under 1 minute and 30 seconds there isn't enough in the teaser trailer to base an opinion on. Does it look better that FOX's previous FANTASTIC FOUR attempts? Yes, but if we are being honest, that isn't really saying much. FANTASTIC FOUR will be in theaters on August 7th.

FANTASTIC FOUR Official Synopsis From 20th Century FOX

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.