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Iron Studios Batman 1989 Art Scale 1/10 Statue

Iron Studios announces the Batman 1989 art scale 1/10 statue.  This limited edition hand painted figure is made of polystone and includes the base with the movie logo from the Tim Burton film. 

The product dimensions are: 11.8 in (H) x 6.4 in (W) x 6.2 in (L) and it weighs 1.3 pounds. You can pre-order the statue HERE for $99.99 and expect delivery between May-September 2019.

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Jason Reitman To Direct New Ghostbusters Movie Set In The Original Universe

Entertainment Weekly brings word that Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman will direct and co-write a new Ghostbusters movie, which will be set in the same universe as the first two films. Gil Kenan co-wrote the script with Reitman; Reitman’s father Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, will produce.

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans,” Reitman shared. “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day.”

“We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet,” Reitman said, not yet indicating if any of the cast members from the original films will appear. Reitman did indicate that the new movie will not pick up from where the previous Ghostbusters movie in 2016 ended.

“It will be a passing of the torch both inside and out,” Ivan Reitman added. “It was a decision he had to come to himself. He worked really hard to be independent and developed a wonderful career on his own. So I was quite surprised when he came to me with Gil and said, ‘I know I’ve been saying for 10 years I’m the last person who should make a Ghostbusters movie, but…I have this idea.’ Literally, I was crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny.”

Sony Pictures will release the film in the summer of 2020 and are aiming to begin production later this year.

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Suntup Editions Firestarter Covers Collection Print By Michael Whelan

Last month, Suntup Editions introduced their first of two spectacular cover art prints signed by artist Michael Whelan, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. 

They are now delighted to reveal the Firestarter Limited Edition Cover as the second of their Whelan additions to The Covers Collection.

Published by Phantasia Press in 1980, the same year as the novel’s wide release, the limited edition of Firestarter features Charlie exhibiting her pyrokinesis power at full blast. This gorgeous painting predates the movie version by 4 years. Whelan used his niece Laina as his model, but many fans have commented on the girl’s similarity to Drew Barrymore.  The cover art for this edition so impressed Stephen King at the time that he personally recommended Whelan as the artist for the Donald M. Grant edition of The Gunslinger.

These prints are hand-signed by Michael Whelan, exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection. Limited to just 50 copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and – 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: February 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: January 15, 2019

Large Size: 21.5″ x 18″ ($225)
Small Size: 12.5″ x 14.5″ ($150)

Order HERE.

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Nike Announces Adapt BB: Their $350 iPhone-Controlled Self-Adjusting Basketball Shoes

Today Nike announced new iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes based on its latest FitAdapt technology. 

Nike’s first smart shoe designed for on-court performance, the Nike Adapt BB delivers a consistent, customized fit that’s unique to every basketball player. With the Nike Adapt app, set and save your favorite fits, customize the lights and download updates to continuously improve your experience.

The Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to ensure a snug fit. Using buttons on the shoe or the Nike Adapt app for smartphones, basketball players can adjust the fit on the fly during a game. 

The shoes are equipped with a 505 mAh battery that can last between 10 and 20 days and charge wirelessly on Nike’s shoe-sized Qi-compatible mat in three hours. 

The shoes are priced at $350 in the United States and will begin shipping on February 16, according to Nike’s online store.

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Watch The Spider-Man: Far From Home Teaser Trailer

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have released the first official Spider-Man: Far From Home Domestic and International teaser trailers.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously confirmed the 2019 sequel will take Peter Parker out of New York for a European adventure in London that will reflect the global aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.

Confirmed Spider-Man: Far From Home cast members include Tom Holland as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, plus Zendaya and Marisa Tomei as “MJ” and Aunt May. Jake Gyllenhaal will play Mysterio while Michael Keaton is set to return as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture. New additions include comedian J.B. Smoove and Numan Acar (Aladdin) as Dimitri. It was also reported that MCU veterans Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) and Cobie Smulders have also signed on to join Holland’s Spider-Man sequel as Nick Fury and Maria Hill respectively.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, all returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

The movie will hit theaters on July 5, 2019.

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Mister Miracle Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition

Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you’ve read before.

Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks.

You might say Scott Free has everything–so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick–except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

From Hugo Award nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods in Mister Miracle! One of the best-reviewed series of the year and already a classic in the making! Collects Mister Miracle #1-12.

This B&N Exclusive Edition includes variant cover art by Mitch Gerads, a special introduction by Tom King, and the complete script to issue #1.

The Mister Miracle Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition will be released on February 19, 2019.

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The Who Announce 2019 North American Moving On! Tour

For Who fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing:  the world’s most untamable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019.  Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American Moving On! Tour will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May. The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour on June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the US and Canada.

The Who’s fan club pre-sale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17 at 10pm local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released.

The tour is their first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency.  That same year they did a limited run of shows following 2016’s rescheduled leg of their acclaimed 50th anniversary celebration.  The band also drew praise for their extended 2012-2013 North American run, a 36 city Quadrophenia tour with the band performing their 1973 rock opera in its entirety.

2019 North American Tour Dates

Summer Dates

May 7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
May 9 KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
May 11 Jiffy Lube Live , Bristow, VA
May 13 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
May 16 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
May 18 Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
May 21 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
May 23 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
May 25 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
May 28 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
May 30 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
June 1 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Fall Dates

Sept 6 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Sept 8 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Alpine Valley, WI
Sept 10 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sept 13 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Sept 15 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Sept 18 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 22 Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Sept 25 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Sept 27 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Sept 29 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Oct 11 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Oct 19 T-Mobile Park, Home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle, WA
Oct 21 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Oct 23 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

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Mondo To Release Beneath The Planet of The Apes Prints By Paolo Rivera On January 15, 2019

Tomorrow Mondo will release this pair of stunning new posters for Beneath The Planet of The Apes by Paolo Rivera! The second entry in the iconically wild series, Beneath focuses on a new astronaut named John Brent who is on a rescue mission to save the astronauts from the original film. Along the way he also encounters the intelligent talking apes and an underground cult of mutant nuclear blast survivors.

The artwork was originally released as cover art for BOOM! Studios’ Planet of The Apes: Ursus limited miniseries, we’re proud to partner with them to release Paolo’s gorgeous art as a screenprinted poster.

These posters will be available on Tuesday (January 15, 2019) at a random time via mondotees.com.

Beneath The Planet of The Apes by Paolo Rivera
24″x36″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered. Edition of 225
$50
Expected to Ship in March 2019

Beneath The Planet of The Apes (Variant) by Paolo Rivera
24″x36″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered. Edition of 125
$75
Expected to Ship in March 2019

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Paleyfest LA Announces 2019 Festival Lineup

PaleyFest LA, has announced its lineup for 2019. The festival is held March 15-24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Representing the best and brightest in television today, PaleyFest will feature the creative teams from shows from both streaming platforms and traditional networks, including The Walking Dead, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Grace and Frankie, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and many more. Attendees will also be treated to a panel featuring Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and Simon Kinberg (Logan, The Martian), who are helming CBS’ highly-anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone.

“We’re thrilled to announce this incredible lineup of programs,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO. “We’re so proud that our lineup reflects the diversity of the television viewing experience—from history-making programs highlighting the LGBTQ+ community, to Emmy Award-winning comedies and dramas with strong female characters, action-packed adventure series, and a conversation with one of the sharpest voices on late-night TV. This year’s selections epitomize why PaleyFest LA is the premier television festival.”

PaleyFest LA benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, as well as its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to the nation’s foremost publicly accessible archive of television and radio content, containing over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media, including collections that feature achievements in television from the African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ communities, women, along with some recently added music.

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LEGO Movie 2 Wizard of Oz Collectible Minifigures

Here are the official images of the Wizard of Oz characters in the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigures set.  The Dorothy Gale & Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion figures will be available starting in February.

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