Author Archives: Larry Fire

Funko Announces Walmart Exclusive Stan Lee Pop!s

New Funko Pop!s of Stan Lee featured in outfits from his various cameo appearances are arriving at Walmart in November.

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DC Collectibles Announce Batman Black And White Posable Action Figures

After 75+ statues and counting, DC Collectibles is transforming its longest running and most popular line of Batman Black and White statues into highly detailed, articulated 6.75’’ action figures. The first wave debuts in June 2018 and stars Jim Lee’s Batman from Batman: Hush, Greg Capullo’s Batman from Batman: Darth of The Family and Batman from the Super Hero’s first appearance in Detective Comics # 27.

The figures will arrive in June 2018 and retail for $30.

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KFC Only Follows 11 People On Twitter But It’s Pure Genius

KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter and at first look, the list is random. Why did the Colonel choose those people. But then you’ll realize that the only accounts it follows are the Spice Girls and six gentlemen named Herb.

The fast food fried chicken restaurant prides itself on its 11 secret herbs and spices.

Well played, KFC….well played!

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The Absolute Sandman: Overture

Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in DC’s Absolute Edition format! From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, The Sandman: Overture features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as the Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. This volume collects The Sandman: Overture #1-6 in its entirety together with a special presentation of the whole story’s original, uncolored art by J.H. Williams III, plus bonus material and a new cover by Williams!

The 416 page hardcover will retail for $125 and be released on June 13, 2017.

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Trailer

In 1999 Milos Forman cast Jim Carrey to play cult comedian Andy Kaufman in his biopic Man on the Moon. What followed was an intensely bizarre and emotional film production. Surrounded by Kaufman’s friends and family on set, Carrey thoroughly “became” Andy and, alternately, Tony Clifton, Kaufman’s obnoxious lounge singer alter ego. Much like Kaufman’s comedy, Carrey’s acting took on a performance art quality during the film. He never broke character on set, the cast and the crew referred to him as either ‘Andy’ or ‘Tony’ depending on who he was embodying (he had created complete and separate identities for each).

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.

“For almost two decades this brilliant performance from Jim Carrey has resonated with audiences and fans of Kaufman’s, but the story behind the film – a true piece of entertainment history has remained largely unknown,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix. “Chris Smith and Spike Jonze have masterfully unearthed and explored Jim’s complex and artful creative process, hurling audiences right into the mind of a genius.”

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton premieres November 17th, on Netflix.

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Watch The Punisher Trailer

Netflix has revealed a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher which will premiere on Friday, November 17.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Defenders), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).

Marvel’s The Punisher is part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. All the heroes have also united in the mini-series event Marvel’s The Defenders.

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LEGO Ideas Women of NASA

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

A personal tribute to pioneers

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her personal passions in designing the Women of NASA set for LEGO Ideas: space exploration, the history of women in science and engineering, and LEGO building.

“I thought people might like to build their own display featuring minifigures of accomplished women in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] professions. For the vignettes, I wanted to contextualize each person in terms of her contribution to NASA history.”

“I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters! The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. The night on which it appeared we’d reach 10K, I stayed up until 4:30 or 5 in the morning so that I could watch the 10,000th vote come in. I didn’t get much sleep that day, but it was thrilling!”

LEGO Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges were thrilled to help refine Maia’s model into an official LEGO set.

“I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set,” says Gemma. “My focus was on ensuring that the model had stability, the colors were aligned and the subjects were accurately portrayed, all while staying respectful to the design of the original model.”

For Marie, “The main challenge in designing the minifigures and the decorations was that I could not make anything up. Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women. It was beautiful to hear some of the stories behind the scenes, like how Sally’s name tag was changed from ‘Sally Ride’ to just ‘Sally’ at her own request.”

The Women of NASA 231 piece set will officially be landing on store shelves on November 1, 2017 for a recommended retail price of $24.99.

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Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson

Fox Sports announced that, in advance of the network’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series, a comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, will air celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the airing of The Simpsons episode “Homer at Bat.” The documentary will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series presented by YouTube TV begins Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.

The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode “Homer at the Bat,” in addition to Homer Simpson’s “induction” into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. A satire of Ken Burns’ epic documentary, “Baseball,” the special features interviews from eight Major League Baseball players appearing in the original episode, along with baseball historians, sportscasters, and iconic personalities, such as FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, sports announcer Bob Costas, author George Will, Dr. Oz, fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Current Yankee slugger and Major League Baseball AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge appears in the special.

The feature also contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from The Simpsons, including character “interviews” from Homer, Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu, voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Directed by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, the documentary is produced by FOX Sports Originals.

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The Christopher Nolan Batman Begins Pin Box Set

The Nolan Box Set “A” is an exclusive set of 4 pins created by MacGuffin Goods, ShyHumanEffects, fARTsbydallas, and The Pin Studio.

This set has been created and inspired by Batman Begins, the first film of the Dark Knight Trilogy.

The custom box features a sleeve with plastic window which slides off to reveal the exclusive pin set. The pins come affixed to a card insert that can be removed to reveal a special theatrical surprise…

Details

Knight of the Ninja by MacGuffin Goods
2” Soft Enamel
Dyed Black Metal Finish
Double Clutch with Rubber Pin Backs
Logo stamped on back

The Tumbler by shyHUMANeffects
2” Hard Enamel
Black Nickel Finish
Double Rubber Clutch
Logo stamped on back

Bale Batman by fARTsbydallas
2” Soft Enamel
Dyed Black Metal Finish
Double Clutch with Rubber Pin Backs
Logo stamped and numbered on back

Christian Bale Batman by The Pin Studio
2” Hard Enamel
Black Nickel Finish
‘Swear to Me’ Variant
Double Clutch with Rubber Pin Backs
Logo stamped and numbered on back

Order HERE for $45.

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Michael Jackson’s Halloween 

Millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons) meet “accidentally” on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.

The Michael Jackson Halloween Special airs on CBS October 27th.

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