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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic 1988 Figures at Gamestop!

If you still need nice, pristine and complete versions of the original 1988 release of the boys in green you can now get a 4-pack at Ga...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

No! Bruce Timm Steps Down at WB! Curses!





My immediate reaction is...crap.  What is yours Bat-Fan?

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Update: A Warner Bros. rep has written to clarify that Timm has not left Warners entirely. He has stepped down from his role as a supervising producer for the DC Universe Animated DVDs. Original story follows.
 
Cartoonist Bruce Timm, who shepherded a majority of the DC animated universe titles over the past two decades, has stepped down as supervising producer at Warner Bros. Animation to develop his own projects. He's been replaced by James Tucker, a veteran of "Batman: The Animated Series," "Justice League" and, more recently, "Batman: The Brave and the Bold."

“Bruce had done a lot since 'Justice League Unlimited' ended, so it’s been quite a haul," Tucker told the fan site Voices From Krypton. "I can’t speak for him, but I think going out on 'Dark Knight Returns' was a special thing for him. If he was going to make the break, that seemed like a good time.”

The 52-year-old Timm joined Warner Bros. in 1989 and worked on "Tiny Toon Adventures" before partnering with producer Eric Radmoski to create "Batman: The Animated Series," giving birth to the DC animated universe. Airing from 1992 to 1995, "Batman" gave way to "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: The New Adventures," both of which Timm developed with Alan Burnett and Paul Dini. Timm also co-created "Batman Beyond," "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited," the final series in the DC animated universe. His most recent television work was as executive producer of the recently canceled "Green Lantern: The Animated Series."
Timm's reach also extended to Warner Bros. Animation's direct-to-video features, ranging from 2000's "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" to 2008's "The New Frontier" to his final DC animated project "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ghostbusters Shake-Ems Coming from Factory Ent.

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These are just prototype pics from Toy Fair 2013.  More info coming soon!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Possible Hope for a Young Justice Rebirth?


A new fan crowdsourcing website, smgo.tv (site currently down, visit their twitter @SMGOTV) is working literally with WB to see if they can relaunch Green Lantern and Young Justice!  They are meeting with them soon to see how they can move forward.  We will keep you updated of any progress.  Hope is still alive.

WWE: Bret Hitman Hart - The Dungeon Collection DVD Review

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WWE: Bret Hitman Hart - The Dungeon Collection DVD Review

Synopsis: For nearly 30 years, Bret Hit Man Hart travelled the globe proving he was The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and the Best There Ever Will Be. From his roots in his family's own Stampede Wrestling, to the bright lights of WWE, WCW, and his watershed return to the ring in 2010, no Superstar could match his unmistakable presence in the ring. Known as the Excellence of Execution, he is widely regarded as the greatest technical wrestler of all time, evidenced by multiple reigns with the Tag Team, Intercontinental, WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. Now in this collection, compiled by the Hit Man himself, fans can experience Bret Hart's best matches never-before-released on DVD. Bret takes the viewer behind each match in a brand new, revealing interview detailing the inside stories surrounding these rare matches. Over 8 hours of in-ring action is presented, including classics from the Stampede Wrestling vault as well as vintage WWE bouts against the top stars of the 80s and 90s.

Review: I've been a huge wrestling fan for most of my life.  I grew up on classic WWF and then into the WCW/NWO era and again now during the WWE "PG-Era".  Of all the superstars I've seen grow and fight over the years the excellence of exectuion Bret Hart is one of the tops.   I've watched my share of wrestling DVDs...dozens and dozens...and this one is without a doubt the definitive Bret Hart collection.  It has over 8 freaking hours of classic to 90s action featuring some of Bret's best matches.  I just love watching the classic "give the kids the wraparound glasses" matches the most.  This DVD is phenominal.  This DVD is, as Hart would put it, the best there is..the best there was...and the best there ever will be!  Pick it up today.

Interest Range: WWE, Wrestling

Regular Show: Party Pack 3 DVD Review

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Regular Show: Party Pack 3 DVD Review



Synopsis: Cartoon Network's hit animated comedy series Regular Show is anything but regular and fans keep asking for more. Regular Show: Party Pack DVD features 16 episodes from 3 hilarious seasons. The Emmy nominated hit comedy (Outstanding Animated Program) is part of the popular Monday night line-up on Cartoon Network along with the hit show Adventure Time. Regular Show: Party Pack features Mordecai and Rigby along with their friends Pops Muscle man Skips and Benson laughing having fun and even singing karaoke. Make your next party a party to remember with the Regular Show: Party Pack DVD.

Review:  We love cartoons here at the Legion and where better to find the latest in hilarious animation than Cartoon Network?  The Regular Show is part of a new generation of insane animation that appeals to kids, tweens and even adults with its off the wall humor.  This great DVD release gives fans 16 episodes from season 3 and is a great addition to any fan collection.

Interest Range: Animation, Cartoon Network

Nickelodeon Presents New "Peter Rabbit" Primetime Special and "Lalaloopsy" Series Launch on Friday, March 29

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NICKELODEON PRESCHOOL HOPS INTO SPRING WITH BRAND-NEW PETER RABBIT PRIMETIME SPECIAL AND LALALOOPSY SERIES LAUNCH ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. (ET/PT)  NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 –


 Nickelodeon celebrates spring with a brand-new Peter Rabbit primetime special and the launch of the new animated preschool series, Lalaloopsy, on Friday, March 29.  The half-hour Peter Rabbit special will premiere at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by the series launch of Lalaloopsy at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  Peter Rabbit airs regularly weekdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) and Lalaloopsy will air regularly weekdays at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.   

Peter Rabbit is a fresh re-imagining of the popular Beatrix Potter children’s books based on Peter Rabbit, which have sold over 250 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages.  The series features educational goals that encourage preschoolers to learn problem-solving and interpersonal skills, self-efficacy, resilience, positive re-framing and fostering an interest in and respect for nature.  In the Peter Rabbit special, “The Tale of the Start of Spring,” Jemima’s new egg goes missing and only Peter Rabbit is able to put together the clues in order to find the culprit.  But can he find the egg before it hatches, or has he finally met his match in the devious newcomer, Samuel Whiskers? 

Lalaloopsy is an animated series based on the award-winning, best-selling Lalaloopsy line that celebrates diversity, friendship and teamwork.  The series stars the Lalaloopsy rag dolls -- Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Mittens Fluff ‘n Stuff, Bea Spells-a-Lot, Rosy Bumps ‘N’ Bruises, Jewel Sparkles, Peanut Big Top, Spot Splatter Splash, and Dot Starlight – who magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn.  Each character has their own personality based on the fabrics that were used to make them and a special pet.  In the series premiere, “Batter Up!,” Berry Jars ‘n’ Jam tries to break the Lalaloopsy Land record for tallest stack of pancakes built in one day. She initially tries to do it by herself but, soon overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, turns to her Lalaloopsy friends who are happy to help.   

At NickJr.com, Nickelodeon's award-winning website, kids and parents can watch a sneak peek of the Peter Rabbit special and print out Peter Rabbit spring-themed activities including a coloring page and crafts.  Beginning in April, preschoolers will be able to play the new online game "Peter Rabbit's Downhill Dash."  Parents and kids can visit the new Lalaloopsy show page to meet the Lalaloopsy characters and watch exclusive webisodes. Plus, they can print out Lalaloopsy activities including a coloring pack, mazes, and puppets.  

Super7 ALIEN goodies to be at Wondercon 2013!

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 WARNING! ALIEN AT WONDERCON!

Thirty-four years in the making! Get the lowdown on Super7's plans for the ALIEN ReAction Figure line by picking up a copy of the FREE "vintage style" catalog during Wondercon! Formatted exactly like the 3 3/4” space-figure booklets of yesteryear, this 12-page catalog features brand new information and photos on all five of the ALIEN ReAction Figures. Much of the catalog text and imagery is adapted from original toy packages and sales materials from the 1979 ALIEN product line, continuing the fun, retro vibe of the ReAction Figures themselves.

In addition to the free catalog, we previously announced that we would be displaying the prototypes of our “fast food style” ALIEN drinking glasses! Look for more glassware teases as we lead up to Wondercon!



Last but certainly not least - Super7 will be displaying painted prototypes of the ALIEN ReAction Figures for the very first time! See the BIG CHAP in his 3 ¾” scale glory, alongside the other crew members of the Nostromo. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Rise of the Guardians Movie Books in Honey Nut Cheerios





Books that inspired the movie, Rise of the Guardians in Honey Nut Cheerios during their "Spoonful of Stories" promotion in April and May.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Other Son Blu-Ray Review

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The Other Son Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: A provocative tale filmed in Israel and the West Bank of two young men - one Israeli the other Palestinian who discover they were accidentally switched at birth and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.

Review: The Other Son drops viewers right into the middle east and the turbulance therein.  The story doesn't revolve around the conflict, but rather two families and the ramifications of finding out that their children were switched at birth. This foreign film is a phenominal drama that has an extremely lovely story with dynamic characters.  Its rare to find such an emotionally sincere film, so it was quite refreshing.  We highly recommend this one.


Interest Range: Drama

Friday, March 22, 2013

Batman 1966 Comic Book Coming This Summer

Pic and info courtesy of AFI!

Mattel 1966 Batman SDCC Exclusive!

From the Meltdown Comics 1966 Event, pic courtesy of AFI.  Its the Battusi!

1st look at the Mattel 1966 Batman Joker Figure!


Meltdown Comics in LA had an event celebrating the 1966 licensing last night, and AFI was there!  Check out these great pics.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mulan / Mulan II Blu-Ray + DVD Review

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Mulan / Mulan II Blu-Ray + DVD Review



Synopsis: Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney's critically-acclaimed masterpiece Mulan with this sensational 2-movie collection - presented for the first time in Blu-ray high definition. Mulan's triumphant tale of honor, courage, and family pride shines brighter than ever with new digitally mastered picture and sound! Disney's original animated classic magically transforms an ancient Chinese legend into a spectacular motion picture event. Relive all the wonder and excitement as Mulan breaks tradition by joining the Imperial army accompanied by her hilarious guardian dragon, Mushu. The adventure continues in Mulan II, as newly engaged Mulan and Shang journey to a distant city in a valiant quest to save their beloved empire. Your whole family will adore these two extraordinary films on Disney Blu-ray.

Review:  We love Disney films here at the Legion.  Who doesn't, right?  Well, Disney has released another great blu-ray set..this time its Mulan and Mulan II.  We've been waiting a long time to get these films in high-def and we get them both at the same time in one pack. I really appreciate this multi-packing, as we have a huge library of films and this not only helps us save space, but also to get ahold of both films at once, rather than having to wait for an additional release.  The first movie explores Mulan trying to achieve recognition and credibility for her dedication to her country.  The second film finds her a hero and furthers her adventures.   These films are both well produced and phenominal Disney classics.  These films both look amazing in high-definition!  We're happy to have them!

Interest Range: Disney, Animation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Interview With A Hitman Blu-Ray Review

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Interview With A Hitman Blu-Ray Review
 


Synopsis: Silent. Relentless. No attachments. This is Viktor s code. The mantra that took him from the slums of Romania to the pinnacle of his profession as a murderer for hire. Viktor knows the value of life more than most, which makes him the perfect killer. But after a ruthless betrayal by his bosses, he escapes to London, joins a new family, and finds himself caught in a vicious underworld power struggle. Viktor is now better, faster and more ruthless than ever before, but an encounter with a dark beauty offers him a chance at new life. But can he ever hope to escape the ghosts- and buried secrets of his past?

Review: Interview with a Hitman is a unique take on the hitman - action thriller flick.  The film centers around Viktor, a Romanian hitman that is recapping his experiences and life.  The film is full of fun gunplay and crazy action.  There is a twist ending, and overall the film is definately worth your time.  We recommend this one.

The special features on this blu-ray include: 

Making of
Trailers
Director Commentary 



Interest Range: Action, Drama

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame / The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II Blu-Ray + DVD Review

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame / The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II Blu-Ray + DVD Review



Synopsis: Rediscover the majestic musical adventure of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II - together for the first time in stunning Blu-ray high definition. Bring your family together for the extraordinary tale of Quasimodo in a soaring celebration of the beauty inside all of us! Join the world's most unlikely hero as he meets his first real friend, Esmeralda, while fighting to save the people and city he loves. The legendary story continues as Quasi reunites with his gargoyle friends to protect the cathedral's most famous bell and find true love. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame soars with a magnificent score by renowned composer Alan Menken (Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin). Enjoy both magical films, bursting with brilliant animation and unforgettable characters, together on Disney Blu-ray.

Review: We love Disney here at the Legion.  Who doesn't love Disney?  One off the most underrated films in the Disney library over the past 20 years is the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  I will admit, I didn't see this one in the theater either.  In fact, not even on home video right away.  However, one day back in 2001 I picked up a VHS tape (yeah, thats right!) of Hunchback and popped it in.  Let me tell you, it instantly became one of my favorite Disney films of all time.  Now, we get not only Hunchback on high-definition blu-ray, but the direct to video sequel, as well, which is also underrated. This film looks fantastic on blu-ray and this collector pack is a wonderful addition to any family's library!

Interest Range: Disney, Animation

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED ACTOR TIM ROTH TO JOIN THE CAST OF DISCOVERY’S FIRST SCRIPTED MINI-SERIES ‘KLONDIKE’

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED ACTOR TIM ROTH TO JOIN THE CAST OF DISCOVERY’S FIRST SCRIPTED MINI-SERIES ‘KLONDIKE’

(LOS ANGELES) – It was announced today that Academy Award nominated actor Tim Roth will be joining the cast of Discovery Channel’s first-ever, scripted mini-series KLONDIKE (wt), playing the role of The Count.  Roth was nominated for both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 1995 for “Rob Roy.”   Roth is well known for notable roles in such films as “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Four Rooms,”  “The Incredible Hulk, “Planet of the Apes,” and “Dark Water,” and he recently starred on the FOX series “Lie to Me.” He will next be seen starring in the film “Broken,” and opposite Nicole Kidman in “Grace of Monaco.”

The mini-series, previously announced last year, is based on Charlotte Gray's book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, and brings to life the tale about six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small, frontier town in the remote Klondike. KLONDIKE is a co-production between Discovery, Entertainment One (eOne), and Nomadic Pictures, in association with Scott Free Productions.  International distribution is handled by eOne Television.  Paul Scheuring ("Prison Break," "A Man Apart") is the primary writer and will serve as Executive Producer, along with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker; as well as John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg for eOne. Eileen O'Neill and Dolores Gavin will serve as Executive Producers for Discovery.

KLONDIKE follows the lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they undertake the next, gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.

Production begins in March 2013 under the direction of Simon Cellan Jones ("Generation Kill,", "Treme") on location in Alberta, Canada.  The series will be produced with assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Film Development Program. 

History Channel comments on the Obama/Satan likeness in "The Bible" series

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“HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. HISTORY’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

From “The Bible” Executive Producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey:
“This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor.  He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics– including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President.”

Executive Producer, Roma Downey added, "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian.  False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible.”

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Final Episode of Young Justice: Endgame Airs Sat. Morning!

 
 
Airing Saturday, March 16
10:00 a.m. ET/PT 
On Cartoon Network 
“Endgame” 
Synopsis: On the verge of finally ending the alien invasion, the team discovers the price of victory may be the entire planet Earth!
Image Gallery:
 

   “Young Justice” © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Young Justice” and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

WWE: Royal Rumble 2013 DVD Review

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WWE: Royal Rumble 2013 DVD Review

Synopsis: WWE kicks off The Road to WrestleMania with the 2013 Royal Rumble and this year The Rock is back to electrify the WWE Universe once again! Will the Peoples Champ finally bring the WWE Championship home to Team Bring It for the first time in over ten years? Plus 30 or more Superstars compete in WWE's historic over-the-top rope main event where one resilient Superstar earns a chance to main event WrestleMania! Sheamus emerged from the pack in 2012 and went on to claim the World Heavyweight Championship on the grandest stage. Who will add their name to the illustrious list of Royal Rumble winners this year and will they have a date to go one-on-one with the great one The Rock at WrestleMania 29? This is truly a monumental edition of one of the WWE's most long-standing events and a must-have for all WWE fans.

Review: Any wrestling fan worth their weight in gold knows the Royal Rumble. The name speaks for itself.   This rumble was for the title shot at Wrestlemania against the champ, which ended up being The Rock!  Speaking of the Rock, his match with CM Punk was epic.  The tag team of Hell No owned the night and the Rumble...oh the Rumble was phenominal.  This is a must-have DVD for the collection of any wrestling fan! 

Interest Range: WWE, Wrestling

Life Of Pi 3D Blu-Ray Review

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Life Of Pi 3D Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscarr winner Ang Lee*, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only other survivor - a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed.

Review: I've never read the book that Life of Pi was based on, but I have heard nothing but good things about it.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I came into Life of Pi, but what I got was a heart-wrenching, action packed and drama filled fantastical journey that is as rich in characterization as it is in visuals.  This film will blow you away and thats no understatement.  We highly recommend checking this one out.  The movie is best viewed in 3D, the visuals really pop.

The special features include: 
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray 3D

Deleted Scenes in 3D
Tsimtsum Sinking Progression in 3D
The Wave Tank in 3D
Theatrical Trailer in 3D

Disc 2: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

A Filmmakers Epic Journey
A Remarkable Vision
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
Art Gallery
Storyboards

Disc 3: DVD + Digital Copy + Ultraviolet

Interest Range: Fantasy, Drama

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Final Episode of Young Justice: Endgame!

Airing Saturday, March 16
10:00 a.m. ET/PT 
On Cartoon Network 
“Endgame” 
Synopsis: On the verge of finally ending the alien invasion, the team discovers the price of victory may be the entire planet Earth!
Image Gallery:


  “Young Justice” © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Young Justice” and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics