Kotobukiya Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Industrial Empire Figure

Standing triumphantly, Darth Vader takes on a uniquely steampunk appearance in the work entitled “Industrial Empire”. World renowned artist Adi Granov created this exclusive figure in collaboration with Lucasfilm just for Kotobukiya!

Reimagined in this iconic style, the Dark Lord of the Sith appears in a forbidding pose, arm outstretched and incased in a battle-worn suit embellished with metal plating, rivets and various pressure gauges.

As an added bonus, this release will include a print of “Industrial Empire”, perfect for framing and displaying next to your statue.

Make sure to add this limited production collectible to your collection. The Kotobukiya Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Industrial Empire figure will be released in October 2021 and can be pre-ordered HERE for $219.99.

The Poster Posse Pays Tribute To Indiana Jones

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 40 years since we first watched Indy being chased by a massive rolling stone ball, only to be thwarted by rival archaeologist René Belloq.  

The world immediately fell in love with everything Indiana Jones, from his swagger to John Williams unforgettable score.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Poster Posse has launched a poster tribute to the film that completely captured our imagination.  

So grab your fedora and whip and follow the Poster Posse on Twitter and Instagram for more tributes.

Salvador Anguiano: @hiperactivo

Courtney Autumn Martin: @camartinart  

Andy Fairhurst: @andyfairhurstart      

Rafal Rola: @rolarafal

Andrew Swainson: @andrew_swainson 

Rich Davies: @turksworks

Kaz Oomori @kazoomori

The Dark Inker @thedarkinker

NEEDLE @needledesign

Joy Riders – The Nebula One Deluxe Toy Set

The Nebula One Deluxe Set includes the Nebula One Rover vehicle, Cadet Brett Bradfield with relay transmitter, and Professor Xero Xanthum with security baton.

Cadet Brett Bradfield is a risk-taking mechanic who always seems to get himself into trouble. Xero Xanthum is a top scientist and security expert. Both find themselves assigned to the same remote research station on the planet Delphynia by Captain Cornelius Albacore. The set box is filled with bits of their backstory along with their current mission. 

The Nebula One Deluxe Set is just the first entry into the Joy Riders world. LK Toys are actively developing new characters for their heroes to meet and interact with.

Nebula One Rover Info

– Dimensions: 6–1/2″ long x 4″ wide x 2–5/8″ tall (16.5cm x 10cm x 6.8cm)
– Pilot cockpits are magnetized to secure the characters in the vehicle.
– The wheels are made of vinyl.
– The body is made of ABS plastic
– All six wheels roll on metal axles

Brett Bradfield and Xero Xanthum Info:

– The figures are not sold separately at this time.
– Dimensions: Brett Bradfield is 4″ tall (10cm) / Xero Xanthum is 4.25″ tall (10.7cm)
– Articulation: Head, wrists, and arms
– Accessories are interchangeable between the characters.
– Made of injection molded PVC and rotocast vinyl
– Their feet contain small magnets to secure them to the vehicle.

Order HERE for $95.

Netflix Launches An Online Store

Netflix is always looking at how they can extend the world of their stories for fans, from apparel and toys to immersive events and games. 

Today the streamer launched Netflix.shop as an exciting new destination combining curated products and rich storytelling in a uniquely Netflix shopping experience.

Netflix.shop will drop exclusive limited editions of carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products tied to our shows and brand on a regular basis. Among the items debuting this month are streetwear and action figures based on anime series Yasuke and Eden; as well as limited-edition apparel and decorative items  inspired by Lupin in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre.  

Netflix.shop is also introducing a collection of anime-inspired collectibles from a remarkable group of up-and-coming designers: Nathalie Nguyen, Kristopher Kites and Jordan Bentley. 

And there’s more ahead. Keep an eye out for exclusive products from beloved titles like The Witcher and Stranger Things, as well as new Netflix logo-wear from Japanese fashion house BEAMS.

These limited-edition items join the vast assortment of consumer products we’ve made available through our trusted partners. (For example, you can also find a wide range of Yasuke products at Target). The Netflix.shop will first be available in the US before expanding into other countries around the world in the coming months.

Stephen King Reveals On “CBS Sunday Morning” He Used The Paperback Advance From His First Novel “Carrie” To Make Sure His Mother Never Had To Work Again

Stephen King grew up poor but his writing has made him a very wealthy man, and he praises his mother for giving him the room to become a writer. King reveals now that he used the paperback royalties from his first novel, Carrie, to allow his mother to stop working, he tells CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley in an interview to be broadcast June 13 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network.  

King’s mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King, died at age 60 of cancer. However, she did get to see Carrie, published. 

“The hardcover advance was small, but the paperback advance just bowled us over, it was, like, $400,000 in 1974. It was a huge amount of money. And –  my brother and I talked a little bit about it,” King tells Pauley.

“And we went to – the Pineland facility where she worked. She was in her … green uniform, green rayon uniform, never told this story before,” King continues. “But she was stoned, totally stoned on over-the-counter medication. She was in excruciating pain by that point. … And– my brother … and I … said, ‘Mom, you’re done.’ … There’s enough to take care of you now because the book sold for a lot of money, and you can go home…. And she just put her hands over her face and cried.”

Pauley sits down with King for a wide-ranging interview about his writing career, his marriage, and his latest project, a miniseries, “Lisey’s Story,” for Apple TV.

While King has mastered the craft of providing thrill rides for his millions of readers worldwide through his books, films and TV projects, he also admits he’s not a fan of roller coaster rides in real life.

“You’re not?” Pauley asks.

No,” King says. “No, you see, the thing is, I build the roller coasters. That doesn’t mean I have to ride on ’em.”

Disney+ Original Series ‘Monsters At Work’ Gets New Premiere Date of Wednesday July 7

Disney+ announced its highly anticipated animated series “Monsters at Work” will now begin streaming July 7, with new episodes dropping every Wednesday. Additionally, the official trailer was revealed today.

“”Monsters at Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.

Produced by Disney Television Animation and inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Monsters, Inc.,” the series introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites. Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon, alongside other new cast members including Mindy Kaling as Val Little, Henry Winkler as Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan and Alanna Ubach as Cutter. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their beloved roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan.

Apple’s Flagship Tower Theatre Store Opening In Los Angeles On June 24

Apple has been working on an Apple Store at the iconic Tower Theatre in Los Angeles for years now, and the new location is set to open later this month on June 24.

Apple Tower Theatre is the first retail store in downtown Los Angeles, and it’s located in L.A.’s historic Broadway Theater District. This location was the city’s retail hub for the first half of the twentieth century, and is now home to a dozen theater locations.

From the beginning, Apple has envisioned the Tower Theatre store as one of the world’s most prominent Apple retail locations, and Apple has been overhauling the interior of the building to turn it into retail space and an active community area. Apple shared a rendering of what Tower Theatre might look like back in 2018.

The redesign preserves the ornate Renaissance Revival style of the interior of the theater, which was originally built to mimic the Paris Opera House with French, Spanish, Moorish, and Italian elements.

As with all retail locations, Tower Theatre will host free Today at Apple Sessions, and the location features a Forum and a Video Wall to facilitate interaction.

Prior to Apple’s restoration of the location, Tower Theatre was in disrepair, which is why it took Apple so long to refurbish it. Apple used original Tower Theatre blueprints and photographs to restore original theater elements like murals, decorations, and the leaded-glass window over the entrance.

Tickets For Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ Now On Sale

Let’s go!

On July 9, Natasha Romanoff is done running from her past. Be apart of the journey! Experience Marvel Studios’ Black Widow on the big screen in theaters. Advanced tickets to the action-packed spy thriller are now on sale!

Black Widow fans can choose how they want to see the film — in theaters or at home on Disney+ — because pre-ordering Premier Access is also now available on Disney+.

In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina.

Experience Marvel Studios ‘Black Widow’  in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. Grab tickets now!

Want more Black Widow? Follow @TheBlackWidow on Twitter, @Black.Widow on Instagram, and Black Widow on Facebook for the latest on Black Widow as it develops.

Disney+ subscribers can pre-order Premier Access to “Black Widow” from June 11 – July 8 for $29.99 in the U.S. and Canada. Once subscribers get Premier Access to the movie, they can watch it as many times as they want on any platform where Disney+ is available, with an active Disney+ subscription. Pre-order Premier Access on Disney+ for $29.99 here!

Sign up for Disney+ and start streaming now! And be sure to follow Disney+ on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more.

Disney+ Debuts New Loki Featurette

Today, Disney+ debuted “Gugu,” a new featurette for Marvel Studios’ “Loki” showcasing Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Ravonna Renslayer, a judge in the Time Variance Authority who has more to her than meets the eye.  “Loki,” Marvel Studios’ newest original series, launched on Disney+ Wednesday, June 9, with new episodes streaming every Wednesday through July 14.

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer. 

Indiana Jones LIFE Magazine

Indiana Jones is 40! LIFE Magazine reflects on the timeless adventure film franchise brought to life by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas—the making of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, the sequels, the casts and more.

This special issue is available at newsstands now.

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