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Friday, February 28, 2014

First Pic of the FLASH from the new TV Show!


Costume Designed by Three-Time Academy Award® Winner Colleen Atwood  Please find attached the first image from The CW’s new pilot THE FLASH, from Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters published by DC Comics THE FLASH stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for ARROW and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others Production begins on THE FLASH pilot next week Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive, in THE FLASH.  

THE FLASH pilot is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter (all of Arrow). Nutter is directing from a script by Berlanti & Kreisberg & DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.  THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, and is based upon characters published by DC Comics.

Product Spotlight: Riddler Mimoco Flash Drive

This is the lastest in a fantastic line of flash drives from Mimoco!  The Riddler has dynamic colors and a great design.  This is my favorite yet of the offerings from their Dc Comics line!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beware the Batman Storms onto Australian Television

Beware the Batman Storms onto Australian Television

All-new Warner Bros. Animation series a ratings hero on GO!
The Dark Knight has returned to Australian television screens with the hit new series Beware the Batman from Warner Bros. Animation, airing on GO! Since its 10 January premiere on GO!, Beware the Batman has been a favourite for Australian viewers, averaging 64,0001total viewers per episode.
A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines whatwe have come to know as a “Batman show.” WBA’s Sam Register serves as executive producer, withGlen Murakami (Batman Beyond) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) producing.Starring Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Beware The Batman boasts a stellarvoice cast with JB Blanc (The Count of Monte Cristo) as Alfred and Sumalee Montano (ER) as Katana. Lending voices to the villains are Wallace Langham (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Anarky, Grey DeLisle (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Magpie, Udo Kier (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) as Mr. Toad, Lance Reddick (Fringe) as Ra’s al Ghul and Brian George (The Big Bang Theory) as Professor Pyg. Together with GO!, DC Entertainment is also taking over Australian TV screens on Friday nights, giving viewers a Super Hero double-feature with the best in Superman and Batman movies airing directly following the new Beware the Batman episodes.
Beware the Batman is rated M and airs exclusively on GO! on Fridays at 11:30p

John Wayne: The Epic Collection Debuts May 20th

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John Wayne: The Epic Collection Debuts May 20
DVD Collection of 40 Warner and Paramount Films is the
Largest John Wayne Box Set Ever and Includes
Hours of Special Features and Remarkable Memorabilia
Fourth Annual John Wayne Film Festival Set for April 24-27 in Dallas
Burbank, Calif., February 24, 2014 -- To commemorate one of America’s most iconic film heroes, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will introduce a comprehensive new DVD set -- John Wayne: The Epic Collection -- on May 20. The spring release, just in time for Father’s Day gift-giving ($149.98 SRP), will contain 38 discs with 40 Wayne films (full list below), including The Searchers, once called one of the most influential movies in American history[1] and the film for which Wayne won his Best Actor Academy Award®, True Grit (1969). The collection comes packaged in a handsome book with unique collectibles and hours of special features.
The coffee table book includes a chronological presentation of Wayne films, enhanced with wonderful photographs; the hours of special features include commentaries, documentaries, featurettes, vintage shorts and classic cartoons; and the special John Wayne collectibles include personal correspondence, script pages/covers, pages with Wayne’s notations and behind-the-scenes artifacts.
Wayne’s legacy will also be celebrated at the 4thannual John Wayne Film Festival in Dallas from April 24th through the 27th. The four-day festival will feature screenings of some of Wayne’s classic feature films, Q + A sessions with Wayne family members and co-stars, and parties celebrating the John Wayne heritage and legacy. All the proceeds from the festival will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
In making the announcement of the new collection, Jeff Baker, WHV’s Executive VP and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog said, “Thanks to our recent strategic alliance with Paramount and their catalog titles, we’re delighted to be able to offer this number of titles representing such a broad range of Wayne’s work. Wayne was one of the most popular film stars ever. For more than a quarter century he was one of the tops at the worldwide box-office. This collection will certainly be a ‘must have’ for loyal John Wayne fans and, hopefully, will have an equal appeal to younger folks who want to learn more about him.”
Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, John Wayne first worked in the film business as a laborer on the Fox lot during summer vacations from U.S.C., which he attended on a football scholarship. He met and was befriended by John Ford, a young director who was beginning to make a name for himself in action films, comedies and dramas. It was Ford who recommended Wayne for his first leading role. 
For the next nine years, Wayne worked in a multitude of B-Westerns and serials in between bit parts in larger features. Wayne’s big break came in 1939, when Ford cast him as the Ringo Kid in the adventure Stagecoach. Wayne nearly stole the picture from his more seasoned co-stars, and his career as a box-office superstar began. During his 50 year film career, Wayne played the lead in more than 140 movies[2], an as yet unsurpassed record, and was nominated for three Academy Awards®[3], winning the Best Actor award for his performance in True Grit (1969). 
Discs In John Wayne: The Epic Collection
  Big Stampede/Ride Him Cowboy/Haunted Gold, 1932
Telegraph Trail/Somewhere in Sonora/Man from Monterey, 1933
Allegheny Uprising, 1939
Reunion In France, 1942
Tall in the Saddle,1944
Back to Bataan, 1945
They Were Expendable, 1945
Without Reservations, 1946
Tycoon, 1947
Fort Apache, 1948
The Three Godfathers, 1948
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949
Flying Leathernecks, 1951
Operation Pacific, 1951
Big Jim McLain, 1952
Trouble Along the Way, 1953
Blood Alley, 1966
The Sea Chase, 1955
The Searchers, 1956
The Wings Of Eagles, 1957
Rio Bravo, 1959
Hatari, 1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 1962
How The West Was Won: Special Edition, 1962
Donovan's Reef, 1963
In Harm's Way, 1965
The Sons Of Katie Elder, 1965
El Dorado, 1966
The Green Berets, 1968
True Grit, 1969
Chisum, 1970
Cowboys, The: Deluxe Edition, 1972
Cahill: U.S. Marshall, 1973
The Train Robbers, 1973
McQ, 1974
The Shootist, 1976

Gravity (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack) Review

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Gravity (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack) Review

Synopsis: GRAVITY, directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.

Review: Gravity is the kind of movie that people rave about for years.  Its one of those 'oh my god, have you experienced this?' types of films.  The hopelessness bred within the drama that you get from a show like the Walking Dead, but in a more absolute fashion..the dead of space.  One of the huge wins with Gravity, other than the astounding visual effects, is the lead actress choice.  Sandra Bullock carries the emotion of this film on her shoulders and she does an amazing job.  The film is amazing, but to see it on your 3D television is an entirely new experience all together.  The 3D is groundbreaking and a fantastic showcase for the technology.   There is no reason not to buy this film.  Its a sure thing at the Oscars and that is an honor thats well deserved!

Interest Range: Drama

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rocky: Heavyweight Collection Blu-Ray Review

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Rocky: Heavyweight Collection Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Go the distance with this Rocky Heavyweight collection, featuring all six knockout Rocky films including the first film with a stunning new master. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds. This collection contains over three hours of bonus features including a new featurette “8mm Home Movies of Rocky” narrated by Director John Avildsen.

Review: There are few franchises with the reach and lasting quality of the Rocky series.  It made Stallone a household name and took him from a wild action star to a dramatic actor.  I'm not going to give you a review of the actual Rocky films, as you've likely seen them for yourself by now and if you haven't, you need to.  This great set features the blu-ray releases of every film.  The transfers into high-definition look amazing.   The oversized blu-ray case holds all six films with some great special features that have been much anticipated.   This one is a must have, especially for the price.

Disc 1: Rocky Blu-ray Remastered Special Features:
  • 8mm Home Movies of Rocky (1975) — Narrated by Director John G. Avildsen and Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman
  • In the Ring: Three-Part Making-of Documentary
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: Makeup, Music, Directing and Camera Work
  • Boxing Featurettes: Three Rounds with Legendary Trainer Lou Duva, The Opponents and The Ring of Truth
  • Tributes: Burgess Meredith, James Crabe
  • Interview with a Legend: Bert Sugar
  • Video Commentary with Sylvester Stallone
  • Sylvester Stallone on Dinah! (1976)
  • Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots and More!

Disc 2: Rocky II Blu-ray
Disc 3: Rocky III Blu-ray
Disc 4: Rocky IV Blu-ray
Disc 5: Rocky V Blu-ray
Disc 6: Rocky Balboa Blu-ray

Interest Range: Action, Cult Classics, Drama

Monday, February 24, 2014

Scarecrow DVD Review

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Scarecrow DVD Review

Synopsis: For years the urban legend of the deadly scarecrow has haunted children, and in one small town, the evil comes to life.  During the annual Scarecrow Festival, a group of teens are tasked with working on a local farm. Inspired by the surrounding cornfield, they recount a well-known creepy tale of a terrifying, murderous scarecrow. They soon find that there’s some truth to the story. As darkness falls over the cornfields, a monster is out for blood and the teens must run for their lives.

Scarecrowmade its broadcast debut on Syfy October 5.

Review: We see a lot of horror movies here at the Legion, so I've learned to sum them up with the necessary facts.  This movie, which was originally seen on the SyFy network is Killer Scarecrows and hot chicks.  The CGI on the scarecrows is actually really well done and the suspense is good on this film.  It was a really fun watch and a great addition to any horror collection.

Interest Range: Horror

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dc Collectibles Batman: TAS & TNBA Figures Wave Two Info!

The second wave of the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series toys will include 3 characters from that show and then one character from the New Batman Adventures..the opposite of wave one!  So, it looks like we might all be getting two simoutaneous for each show, like many of us hoped.

Disney's Frozen: a Sister More Like Me Book Review

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Disney's Frozen: a Sister More Like Me Book Review

About the Book: Explore a wintery world of magic in Walt Disney Animation Studio's latest film, "Frozen." This jacketed picture book features an original story about Anna and Elsa, the film's two sisters, as well as illustrations by one of the artists who worked on the film.

Our Take: There are few Disney movies that become cult favorites right away, it usually takes some time to settle in.  Frozen is not one of those films.  Frozen has achieved a huge cult following almost immediately upon its release!  This cool hardcover book features quirkly artwork from Disney Animation artist Brittney Lee, which is both stunning and playful.  The dust jacket on this one has some great glittery flocked ice/snow design on the back and beautiful artwork on the front.  The story inside delves into the Frozen storyline and pulls out the relationship between the two sisters.  Rather than being a retelling of the film, this book highlights whether the sisters being different is a strength or weakness and has a strong focus on their loving bond.  This is a fantastic book and is without a doubt a must have!

How to Buy: Walmart

Monday, February 17, 2014

Toy Fair: The Nick TMNT get a Blimp!!!!! This Fall!

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Toy Fair: Nick TMNT Half-Shell Heroes!

Toy Fair: Tons of new Nick TMNT Figures! Slash, Robot Foot & more!

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Mattel Toy Fair WWE Toy Pics Reveal the Future of the Shield?

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Its rather odd to have Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose packed together..why no Roman Reigns?  Could he be turning face this year and splitting from the Shield, as has been rumored?

Toy Fair '14: Lego Juniors Batman Set!

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Toy Fair: Nick TMNT Lego Juniors Set!

Toy Fair '14: Lego Batman Duplo!!!

Wow, take my money now Lego.
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Toy Fair '14: NECA Batman Scaler!

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Toy Fair: TMNT Classics: 1990 Movie Figures!!!!!!!!!!!!

RAD!  Now my wallet will be completely empty.  Thanks a lot, Playmates!

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Toy Fair '14: JL Line Expands to include Batman Beyond!

Toy Fair '14: Kenner Super Powers RETURN!

Toy Fair '14: NECA Dark Knight Joker 1/6 scale Figure!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Toy Fair '14 Funko Preview! Fabrications!

We have a sneak peak from Toy Fair for the Funko fans! Introducing Fabrikations! These 6" fabric creations are quality crafted with the collector in mind. They are generously filled with sense foam to achieve a high end, super lush feel. With free standing feet and a rotating head, they are unlike any other collectible plush on the market.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Beware the Batman DVD early release? And Blu-Ray option!

The fate of the Beware the Batman cartoon may be in question, but the first DVD release is without a question due out on Tuesday, February 18th.  However, I noticed that a local Wal-Mart already has it on the shelves!  I don't know if this is an official early release or if my location just put it out too early.  Their website doesn't list the product at all, so check your local stores.  Also, if you go on they are offering the season one, part one release on blu-ray!   

New Batman Animated Figures: Two Separate toylines?

DC Collectibles has listed the figures as follows:

•NEW LINE -- Batman: The Animated Series action figure: Catwoman

•NEW LINE -- The New Batman Adventures action figures: Batman, Two Face, Mr. Freeze

Is it possible that Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures will be two different toylines?  If so, I think that would be a great idea..I personally want full lines of both.

Release Date, Price, Style info on The Batman: The Animated Series Figures!

Ok, we now know its a November release for a whopping $24.95 a piece!  We get the BTAS Catwoman, as we know, and the Two-Face, Mr. Freeze and Batman are all the New Batman Adventures style!  Watch for pics this weekend as Toy Fair unfolds.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Toy Fair '14: Mezco 1966 Batman Blind Box Vinyls