Monthly Archives: September, 2009

Hippie Zombie: Another Entry in Our 1:6 Halloween Zombie Contest

Hippie Zombie

To enter our 1:6 Halloween Zombie Contest, post your images on our Sideshow Forum site. Be sure to mention which category your image is being entered in. Anyone wishing to participate in this contest may have 1 entry per category. Entries will be accepted through midnight, Saturday October 24th, 2009. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen based on the concept behind the entry, and how much effort went into making it. Just know that popping a Sideshow’s The Dead zombie head on any particular body isn’t going to win you any prizes. We want to see some thought and creativity here. Use your BRAAAAINNNSS!

The prize, for the winner in each category, will receive a $50 Toy Anxiety eGift Certificate!

If you have any questions about the contest please email us at customerservice@toyanxiety.com. Thank you and good luck boils and ghouls!

Create you own Custom Call of Duty World at War Zombie and Win!

Toy Anxiety1st Annual Toy Anxiety Halloween Custom 1:6 Figure Contest

Do you love to play Call of Duty World at War? Do you want to create your own Nazi Zombie 1:6 figure?  

 

callofdutyworldatwarzombieWe want to see your best Nazi Zombies!

There are three categories in our contest. There will be a winner for each category, plus fame, fortune, and fans wanting to meet you worldwide. Here are the categories:

1. Original Concept: Zombies in this category are of a completely original design. You want to make a Dentist zombie, a Cowboy zombie, anything you can think of as long as it’s not based on any specific license.

2. Nazi Zombies: For all you Military enthusiasts and/or fans of Call of Duty World at War, we want to see your best Nazi Zombie. The closer to the look of the game, the more likely you’ll have a chance at winning.

3. Celebrity Zombie: Enter in this category if your Zombie is designed after a particular Celebrity or a character from a movie or TV show. What if Indiana Jones stumbled upon some zombie natives and got bitten? That’s the type of stuff we want to see here. No recreations of existing Zombie characters!

To enter, post your images on our Sideshow Forum site. Be sure to mention which category your image is being entered in. Anyone wishing to participate in this contest may have 1 entry per category. Entries will be accepted through midnight, Saturday October 24th, 2009. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen based on the concept behind the entry, and how much effort went into making it. Just know that popping a Sideshow’s The Dead zombie head on any particular body isn’t going to win you any prizes. We want to see some thought and creativity here. Use your BRAAAAINNNSS!

The prize, for the winner in each category, will receive a $50 Toy Anxiety eGift Certificate!

If you have any questions about the contest please email us at customerservice@toyanxiety.com. Thank you and good luck boils and ghouls!

Flash Forward and LOST Connection

flashforward2Blair Kennedy blogged on my comments about there being LOST images in the first episode of Flash Forward. He said:

Did you see the billboard for Oceanic Airlines that was in the surveillance scene? At the current time, Oceanic has a “Perfect Safety Record”.

So what does this mean? LOST is happening in 1977 and 2007. Flash Forward is happening now since six months from now is April 29th, 2010. Please blog and let me know your thoughts and suspicions.

Product Update for 09/28/2009

*Update for 09/28/09*

New Breakdown & Restock!

Dragon WWII German Lukas Koch

SideShow:
Darth Vader
Stormtrooper
Clone Armor Obi Wan Kenobi
Cobra Commander
Cobra Trooper
Indiana Jones

Hot Toys:
Goemon
Predator (First Film)
Terminator Salvation John Connor

Custom District 9 Alien Prawn Bust

Prawn Bust

Well, it looks like the District 9 fans want me to keep showing custom District 9 pieces that appear on eBay. There are several right now, but I thought this one was one of the more unique pieces. It is by eBay seller ashkanls and he is asking $4,199.99 or best offer. Here is the text from his listing.

You are bidding on a Custom District 9 Prawn. This is the best bust I have made so far. It stands at 10 inches tall, 13 with antennas. Antennas are removable and it weighs about 8 pounds.  I have used super sculpy to make this figure, the same compound that Sony character designers use.  Any questions please ask. 

 With that said, I want to remind you that you can win some cash by entering our 1st Annual Halloween 1:6 scale Custom Contest. Check it out right here.

Twilight Eclipse Vampires Finally See a Sunny Day

twilightnewmoonpicThe rain-beleaguered cast and crew of The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse finally caught a break weather-wise.  Or maybe not, depending on your point of view. David A. Slade, tweeting from the Twilight sequel’s location shoot in Vancouver, says:

“Today, vampires talking, vampires kissing, rain stayed away. We had to battle the sunlight to keep our vampires from sparkling too much…”

Typical. When you could use a few clouds, there are none in sight. Slade also mentions a technical detail:

“When the vampires sparkle we need to use a special camera filter to expose it on film. Otherwise the film over exposes.”

I wonder if a wet werewolf smells like a wet dog? 

Our First Entry in our Custom 1:6 Figure Contest: Cheerleader Zombie

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1st Annual Toy Anxiety Halloween Custom 1:6 Figure Contest

I have posted our first entry in our custom 1:6 figure zombie contest (more pictures of her on our contest forum). Many of you have said you are already at work on your zombies.

Here are the contest details for those of you wanting to enter.

We want to see your best Zombies!

There are three categories:

1. Original Concept: Zombies in this category are of a completely original design. You want to make a Dentist zombie, a Cowboy zombie, anything you can think of as long as it’s not based on any specific license.

2. Nazi Zombies: For all you Military enthusiasts and/or fans of Call of Duty World at War, we want to see your best Nazi Zombie. The closer to the look of the game, the more likely you’ll have a chance at winning.

3. Celebrity Zombie: Enter in this category if your Zombie is designed after a particular Celebrity or a character from a movie or TV show. What if Indiana Jones stumbled upon some zombie natives and got bitten? That’s the type of stuff we want to see here. No recreations of existing Zombie characters!

To enter, post your images on our Sideshow Forum site. Be sure to mention which category your image is being entered in. Anyone wishing to participate in this contest may have 1 entry per category. Entries will be accepted through midnight, Saturday October 24th, 2009. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen based on the concept behind the entry, and how much effort went into making it. Just know that popping a Sideshow’s The Dead zombie head on any particular body isn’t going to win you any prizes. We want to see some thought and creativity here. Use your BRAAAAINNNSS!

The prize, for the winner in each category, will receive a $50 Toy Anxiety eGift Certificate!

If you have any questions about the contest please email us at customerservice@toyanxiety.com. Thank you and good luck boils and ghouls!

 

Flash Forward Rocks! Spoiler Alert!

Flash Forward Pic

I need to watch Flash Forward a second time before I blog on it, so probably Sunday I will have more to say.

In the meantime, I hope you will help me prepare a list of clues. Each week I will post an updated list for all to review.

Also, did anyone else see (or think they saw) signs, symbols, or other items from LOST? Did the blowing up of the island in LOST cause the blackout in Flash Forward?

Here is the start of my list:

April 29th, 2010
2 Minutes 17 Seconds
Kangaroo in the street
Three Stars Tattoo
Blue Hand
Mosaic
Man awake in the baseball statium in Detroit
D. Gibbons
Who Else Knows?

Stay Tuned!

Thor Movie Casting News

ThorKenneth Branagh’s Thor has picked up a couple more cast members. Colm Feore and Jaimie Alexander are the latest additions to the cast which already features Chris Hemsworth,recently seen in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot as George Kirk, in the title role of the Norse god of thunder banished to Earth to live among humans, Tom Hiddleston as the movie’s villain, Loki, the god of mischief, and Natalie Portman as Thor’s mortal love interest, Jane Foster, all according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alexander, best known for the TV show Kyle XY, will be playing Sif, an Asgardian warrior who “can hold her own against any man.” Before working on Thor, she will be joining Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in Love and Other Drugs.Feore’s part, apparently a villain, is shrouded in mystery. The studio has not sent the actors scripts yet. Colm Feore has recently been seen on the TV shows 24 and The Listener, and has appeared in the movies Paycheck, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Changeling.

Kenneth Branagh is signed to direct, and is “deep in preproduction.” Branagh’s involvement came after a “lot of meetings and a lot of phone calls,” according to President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige recently told Examiner.com.  Feige said that the well-known Shakespearean (and Prof. Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) was “intrigued by the material and really connected to it.” Feige had been initially impressed with Branagh’s ability to make the classics accessible to the masses, as with Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V, which he expects will also bring toThor.

“People who expect Thor to be speaking in ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ will be surprised,” Feige says.

Source: Capital District Movies Examiner, Jim Dixon

Hasbro and Discovery Communications form Hasbro Studios

hasbroThis happened at the end of April, but I thought I would blog about it with the recent Disney-Marvel deal.

Apr. 30, 2009– Hasbro, Inc. and Discovery Communications today announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture, including a television network and website, dedicated to high-quality children’s and family entertainment and educational programming built around some of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world. As part of the transaction, the joint venture also will receive a minority interest in the U.S. version of Hasbro.com.

Both the network and the venture’s online component will feature content from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built over the past 90 years, including original programming for animation, game shows, and live-action series and specials. New programming will be based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others. The TV network and online presence also will include content from Discovery’s extensive library of award-winning children’s educational programming, such as BINDI THE JUNGLE GIRL, ENDURANCE, TUTENSTEIN, HI-5, FLIGHT 29 DOWN and PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD, as well as programming from third-party producers.

“Hasbro continues to evolve as a company with an unwavering vision of reimagining the potential of our incredible portfolio of brands well beyond traditional toys and games,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO. “Today, consumers are embracing our powerful brands through unique and immersive entertainment and educational experiences in a number of areas, including movies and new digital platforms.

“We believe the time is right for Hasbro to take the next step into television through our partnership with Discovery Communications,” continued Goldner. “David Zaslav and his talented team have the experience, track record and ambition necessary to make this joint venture a long-term success as we build this network. We look forward to creating fun, stimulating and educational content that will allow us to deliver all-new brand experiences to the young and ‘young at heart’ – anywhere and anytime they want.”

“This joint venture reinforces Discovery’s strategy to develop strong brands, maximize the potential of our extensive distribution in the U.S. and work with the highest quality content partners to create long-term value,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. “Brian Goldner and the dynamic management team at Hasbro have a long track record of developing well-respected quality brands that entertain and encourage creative play. The combined assets of both partners provide a compelling platform for building a trusted children’s destination that engages and enlightens a thirsty and growing audience.”

At the closing of the transaction, Hasbro will purchase a 50% stake in the venture, which will hold the assets related to Discovery Kids Network in the U.S., for which Discovery Communications will receive $300 million. The joint venture’s rebranded network is expected to debut in late 2010 reaching approximately 60 million Nielsen households in the U.S. with programming geared to boys and girls 14 years of age and under. The joint venture also will participate in merchandising opportunities associated with on-air content. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including satisfaction of all requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

Each company will have equal representation on a board of directors that will oversee a management team responsible for programming, scheduling and operations. The search for a President and General Manager for the network will begin immediately. Discovery Communications will handle advertising sales services, distribution, origination and other operational requirements for the proposed venture, while Hasbro will provide studio-produced programming.

Hasbro will also make a separate investment to establish a creative team that will allow Hasbro to create and produce the consumer-driven content children and families have come to expect from Hasbro’s unmatched brands. Creative work will start in the next few months beginning with early stage development for properties including ROMPER ROOM, TONKA, G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY. The creative team will have the capability to produce animated, live-action, and game show programming as well as content designed for digital and mobile extensions.

Programming on the network will be designed to entertain and educate, echoing the popularity and appeal of Hasbro’s portfolio of brands and Discovery’s long-standing commitment to life-long learning with the goal of making our emerging networks more valuable to affiliates and more compelling for viewers. In the tradition of Discovery Kids, this will include a number of daily hours voluntarily devoted to educational/informative content.

The network will continue to operate as Discovery Kids until the debut of the to-be-named channel and new programming slate. Discovery Communications will retain the Discovery Kids brand for, among other things, its international networks and its licensing and merchandising business.

Launched in 1996, Discovery Kids Channel has won multiple Daytime Emmys and Parents’ Choice Awards for its series and specials. Discovery Kids programming helps children satisfy their curiosity about a full range of science, adventure, exploration and natural history topics through documentaries, reality shows, scripted dramas and animated stories.