Hallmark Returning to NYCC in 2012 with Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments, Artist Nello Williams, Santa Vader, and More
Hallmark Announces Return to New York Comic Con
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct.5, 2012) – Hallmark announces its return to New York Comic Con International at the Javits Center (Oct. 11-14), the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention. Attendees will have access to Comic Con-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and receive a sneak peek of products to be released in 2013.
During the convention, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:
- 4-LOM and Zuckuss: This two-pack features the criminal droid 4-LOM and Gand tracking expert Zuckuss from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM.” Created exclusively for event sales, 4-LOM and Zuckuss are the last bounty hunters depicted in the film to become Keepsake Ornaments. Limited run of 800 sets ($35 per set).
- A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic-book masterpiece “The Dark Knight Returns.” This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 700 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
- Cylon Centurion: In the classic 1978 TV series “Battlestar GalacticaTM”, Cylon Centurions relentlessly pursue the “ragtag” survivors of the twelve colonies of humanity across the reaches of space with a single goal: destroy all humanoids. This gold-painted variant of last year’s popular ornament is Hallmark’s first Comic-Con exclusive to feature sound. Limited run of 600 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).
“We had a warm and welcoming reception last year and are excited to return to New York Comic Con,” said Beth Dorr, associate product manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “The convention gives us a great opportunity to meet and interact with more of our most passionate fans who can’t travel to the West Coast and reward them with exclusive opportunities and sneak peeks.”
Hallmark has produced exclusive Keepsake Ornaments in recent years for events including Comic-Con International, Star Wars Celebration VI, the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention and Disney’s D23 Expo.
Additional activities in Hallmark’s booth 1956 include:
- Keepsake Artist Nello Williams, the designer of the “Cylon Centurion” ornament, will be signing autographs on Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m. and on Oct. 13 from Noon-2 p.m.
- “Santa” Vader will be making appearances for photo opportunities
- A series of collectible buttons will be available for fan pick-up. The series features five designs, with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of Comic-Con.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family.http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
Warner Bros. to Premiere The Batmobile Documentary Plus Screen Footage of The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 at NYCC 2012
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment spotlights first footage of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and premiere screening of The Batmobile documentary at New York Comic Con
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con.
Attendees of the Con will be the first to see footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the highly anticipated epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s landmark story. On Saturday, October 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater at the Jacob Javitz Center, executive producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and special guests will discuss the making of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie and show some tantalizing clips. Also anticipated during the panel is the announcement of the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will arrive from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2013.
An autograph session with Timm & Romano will follow the panel at 2:00 p.m. in the DC Entertainment booth.
No vehicle has ever captured fans’ imagination like the Batmobile – and New York Comic Con attendees will be the first to see the entire one-hour documentary, “The Batmobile,” at a special premiere screening on Friday, October 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the IGN Theater.
The film gives a riveting, in-depth examination of the Batmobile – from the impressive history of all of the vehicles to the construction of this iconic character. The documentary features a distinguished array of Batman experts and filmmakers including Adam West; George Barris, designer of the famed 1966 Batmobile; respected producer/author Michael Uslan (“The Boy Who Loved Batman”); Andy Smith, builder of the modern-day Dark Knight ”Tumblers”; Tim Burton, Director of Batman (1989) & Batman Returns; Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin; Christian Bale; and Christopher Nolan, Director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. “The Batmobile” documentary is directed by Roko Belic and produced by Tara Tremaine for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
NYCC Fan Panels & Events Schedule 10/12-10/14
It’s almost time for New York Comic Con to unleash its power in the Big Apple, and Mattel is ready! We’ll be right there at Javits Center when the show opens Friday, October 12th until closing on Sunday, October 14th. We’ve got great fan panels and events planned, packed with awesome guests and information…
Mattel Presents: Mattypalooza in New York 2012 – Masters of the Universe Classics
Saturday, 10/13 at 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 1A14
This year’s Mattypalooza will be bigger and better than ever with all the latest on Masters of the Universe® Classics… including the world premiere of the art for the long-awaited Castle Grayskull! You’ll see early design renderings for this 2013 release and get all the details on the upcoming product pre-order. Don’t miss the live Q & A with Mattel toy designers and marketing manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlichand Jim Preziosi, Eric “Cornboy” Mayse, Chris Dahlberg and Eric Treadaway, aka The Four Horsemen.
VOLTRON®: Form Blazing Fun!
Sunday, 10/14 at 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Rm 1A21
The Defender of the Universe returns to New York Comic Con! “Head Geek” Jeremy Corray hosts a panel including Bob Koplar from World Event Productions and Traci Todd from VIZ Media. Writer Brian “Smitty” Smith joins artist Jacob Chabot talking about their Voltron Force comics, and writer Brandon Thomas and artists N. Steven Harris and Craig Cermak preview new issues of the Voltron comic lines based on the classic series. Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich will hold a drawing for a giant Voltron Classics Black Lion, and there will be updates on the live action movie produced by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight Rises), Relativity (Cowboys and Aliens, Immortals) and Kickstart Productions (Wanted).
MATTEL BOOTH EVENTS
MOTU Mini-Comic Signing: Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich & Tim Seeley
Friday, 10/11 at 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Our own Scott Neitlich, Mattel marketing manager (AKA “Toy Guru” from MattyCollector.com) and Tim Seely will be at the Mattel booth to hand out and personally sign copies of MOTU mini-comics for fans!
WWE® Autograph Signing: Dolph Ziggler™
Saturday, 10/13 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ will be at the Mattel booth to greet fans and sign autographs! Stop by for a chance to meet the bleached blond Superstar who battled seven other Superstars to capture the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase and the opportunity to score an illustrious WWE® title.
Temple of DarknessSorceress®
Here’s your chance to purchase the Temple of Darkness Sorceress® figure for $22! This special traveling figure has a new look that reflects her appearance in the vintage mini-comics featuring all white/silver deco and opening wings, and comes with the Zoar staff and a power orb holder. This figure is not included in any sub, and sold out at Power-Con. After NYCC the only opportunity to purchase this figure will be on MattyCollector.com. If you want this figure, make sure you head to the Mattel booth the minute you arrive at the show!
“There is no Dana, only Zuul!” It wouldn’t be New York without one of those pesky paranormals from Ghostbusters™ butting in, so we’ll have our 6” figure of Dana Barrett as Zuul available for $25. This figure features authentic, film-accurate sculpting right down to her golden gown, plus two interchangeable lower bodies so she can stand or, when she tires of waiting for the coming of Gozer, sit on the included bench display.
That’s it for now, but there’s going to be a ton going on at NYCC, and we’re ready to get our toy action on. See you at the Javits Center!
LinePlot Productions Promoting Silver Circle Animated Film at NYCC 2012 with Iced Earth Guitarist Jon Schaffer
Silver Circle Comes to New York Comic Con 2012
LinePlot Productions will be at the New York Comic Con promoting their film Silver Circle.
(NEW YORK, NY) – From Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, LinePlot Productions will have a booth at the New York Comic Con (NYCC) promoting the imminent release their upcoming film, Silver Circle. At the convention Heavy Metal Guitarist, Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth will be meeting fans and signing autographs. In addition, they will be live Tweeting (@SilverCircleMov) from the convention to announce the release of their full length graphic novel.
Thursday, October 11,
Friday, October 12,
Saturday, October 13
Sunday, October 14
Thursday, October 11 2012 – 3pm to 9pm (professionals only)
Friday, October 12, 2012 – 10am to 7pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 10am to 5pm
Jacob Jevits Center
655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
LinePlot Productions will be at booth #961
[NOTE: Jon Schaffer will be available for autographs and photographs at the LinePlot Productions booth on Saturday from 12noon to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm. (subject to change and most likely extended.)
[NOTE: They will have awesome swag related to the film both for sale and to be won as prizes: t-shirts, bumper stickers, wristbands, silver and best of all the full graphic novel.]
[NOTE: The LinePlot crew will be joining Liberty Fest on Saturday night after convention hours.]
[NOTE: They will also be booking as many interviews as possible from among the convention’s attendees and featured speakers.]
Silver Circle is a film that lives in our world after massive economic collapse: tyranny, explosions, monetary mayhem, romance and rebels. At the center of corruption is the Federal Reserve who has gained enormous amounts of control over America’s economy, with disastrous effects beginning to show. Standing opposite, is the band of Rebels who have vowed to take back the freedom they once knew…and they won’t go down without a fight. Silver Circle plans to take liberty filmmaking to a whole other level.
The NYCC is the East Coast’s biggest and most popular culture convention. The show floor hosts comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. The New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America.
Marvel Celebrates New York Comic Con With Exclusive Items
Limited-edition items created exclusively for New York Comic Con will be on sale at Booth #1838!
Marvel is bringing the biggest creators and announcements to this year’s New York Comic Con (Oct. 11-14), but there’s a surprise: this year, all-new, exclusive Marvel items will be for sale only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!
Marvel and New York City have always shared a special relationship. And, in celebration of New York Comic Con, Marvel has designed a small number of exclusive products specifically for this show. These items have been produced in limited quantities and will only be available for purchase* at the Marvel booth (#1838) while supplies last. This is your only chance to own these once-in-a-lifetime souvenirs straight from the House of Ideas!
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Battle of New York’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)
We know you saw and loved “Marvel’s The Avengers” blockbuster film, but now you can show the world you survived the big screen super hero battle that still has your jaws on the floor! Available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last), this limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Matt Ferguson lets your friends know that you were there when the Avengers assembled for the first time and that you did Survive The Battle Of New York. You can purchase this t-shirt exclusively at the Marvel booth (#1838), but sizes will go quickly!
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Avengers Album’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have assembled to save the world…and record a hit single? That’s the case in this all-new, limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Joey Spiotto and available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last). If you’ve ever wanted to bust a move to an Avengers’ hit single or dance like the Hulk, this is the shirt for you, available only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!
Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)
The conclusion to this year’s biggest comic book event is here and features a special variant cover by superstar FANTASTIC FOUR artist Ryan Stegman. There’s no better way to show your allegiance for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes than to purchase the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).
Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)
Also, the Marvel booth will feature a special variant cover by superstar ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES artist Billy Tan. Tired of being hated and feared by a world you’re sworn to protect? Then you better show your support for the X-Men by purchasing the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Rocket Raccoon Mug by Joe Quesada
(Price: $12.00 each)
Everyone wants a good cup o’ joe, but some mornings you just need a drink that’s out of this world! Get ready to protect the Marvel Universe with this limited-edition coffee mug featuring Guardians of the Galaxy favorite Rocket Raccoon, as depicted by Marvel Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist, Joe Quesada, in an all-new piece of art!
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Spider-Man Lithograph
(Price: $10.00 each)
Celebrate the World’s Greatest Super Hero with this limited-edition lithograph featuring a top secret piece of art by one of Marvel’s superstar artists. There’s never been a bigger year for the Spider-Man and this is your chance to own an exclusive piece of commemorative memorabilia! This litho will have a very limited production, so swing on over to the Marvel booth (#1838) and get one now, before they are completely sold out!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along with the Marvel Events App and at events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
*Please Note that only Credit Cards will be accepted for purchase and taxes will be charged for applicable items
LOST GIRL CAST INVADING NEW YORK CITY OCTOBER 12th & 13th!
We’re proud to announce that we’re bringing out Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), Zoie Palmer (Lauren), and Rick Howland (Trick) to the Big Apple. We hope to see the faenatics come out in force at the following public appearances!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th @ 6pm
J & R Music World is hosting a special in-store event, where lucky customers can purchase Season One on DVD or Blu-ray days before it is available in stores. Purchasing customers will have the opportunity to meet the cast, and with a DVD or Blu-ray purchase a chance to get an autograph from each of the cast as well. Special posters will also be handed out by event organizers. This in-store event will be held at J & R Music World’s store located (across from City Hall Park) at 23 Park Row in New York City. You can call the store at 1-212-238-9000, or visit their website for more information: http://www.jr.com/information/liveEvents.jsp
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th
Meet the cast as they appear at this year’s New York Comic Con, held at the Javitz Center located at 655 West 34th Street in New York City. For more information about New York Comic Con, please visit their website:http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
o LOST GIRL PANEL @ 10:45am in Room TBA
o LOST GIRL AUTOGRAPHS @ 4pm in the FUNimation Booth (#1610), please note that an *autograph ticket is required, and posters will be supplied for the signing limited to one per person.
SPECIAL LOST GIRL PROMOTIONS FROM FUNIMATION’s BOOTH (#1610) AT NYCC
o BUY SEASON ONE AND GET A FREE SHIRT – Buy LOST GIRL Season One on either DVD or Blu-ray days before it will be available in retail stores, and receive a free Lost Girl t-shirt while supplies last! [Shirt pictured below]
o AUTOGRAPH TICKETS – Customers that purchase LOST GIRL Season One Thursday and Friday from the booth, will also qualify to receive an autograph ticket while supplies last. If there are any remaining autograph tickets, they will be available on a first come, first serve basis Saturday morning at the FUNimation booth. Limit 1 per person. Please note that an autograph ticket only guarantees a place in line, and does not necessarily guarantee an autograph.
SDCC to get bigger? Ultra rare collectibles at NYCC? Get all the latest here as the week progresses.
Via DC Comics:
Available for $10 each at the DC Collectibles Boutique at the Graphitti Designs booth (#939), the NYCC exclusive variant covers for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 and BATMAN #13 are true collector’s items.
Illustrated by the prolific Jim Lee, the NYCC exclusive cover for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 takes the iconic cover for the game changing issue and sets it against a night sky. The NYCC exclusive cover for BATMAN #13 depicts The Joker’s face folded over Batman’s in a way that’s equal parts terrifying, unique, and awesome. Illustrated by Greg Capullo, this cover sets the haunting and unpredictable tone of the “Death of the Family” crossover event that kicks off next week.
DC Entertainment Launches Multi-Faceted DC Comics Super-Villain Campaign To Celebrate The Spookiest Time Of The Year
BURBANK, Calif. (October 1, 2012) – From power-hungry aliens to devious, diabolical masterminds, DC Entertainment brings the best of the bad with the launch of a new DC Comics Super-Villains program. An ever-expanding cast of nemeses that defy the world’s greatest Super Heroes, the DC Comics Super-Villains program is geared towards fans of all ages, and will bring the perilous but playful DC Comics villains to life in an annual celebration during the scariest time of the year.
Starring some of the most iconic enemies of all time including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Sinestro, Black Adam, Black Manta, Bizarro, Captain Cold, and Cheetah, the Super-Villains will celebrate their first Halloween together with a myriad of activities and events that include DC Nation– Cartoon Networks’ block of animated superhero series, New York Comic Con, a lucky fan sweepstakes, a frightful, fan-favorite DVD release, and more!
Throughout the month of October DC Nation fans will take on the bad guys with a kid-friendly “Know Your Super-Villains” multi-platform campaign. DC Nation comic books will include a “who’s who” guide to over 30 DC Comics Super-Villains and an exclusive Super-Villain mini-poster. Kids can also test their Super-Villain smarts by visiting DCNation.com to take a mastermind quiz, and participate in a poll to select who is best of the bad guys. DC Nation app users will get exclusive access to a full set of DC Comics Super-Villains secret files in a special Halloween collection.
Also beginning today, older fans will have a chance to make out like a bandit with the Super-Villains Big Score Sweepstakes on DCComics.com. Celebrating the best bad guys in the business, the site will also host a month-long Super-Villain website takeover that includes exclusive homepage art by Ryan Sook, the debut and weekly roll-out of Super-Villain character pages, and an entertaining personality quiz lets you discover which type of super-villain you’re most like. In addition, one grand prize winner will win Super-Villain themed prizes including cool merchandise, collectibles and a special selection of publishing titles.
DC Entertainment will also give fans the chance to be one of the Super-Villains at New York Comic Con with a special green screen photo-op at the DC Entertainment booth(#1238). Fans attending the annual event, taking place at Javits Center on October 11-14, can strike their most evil pose alongside Bane, The Joker, Lex Luthor and more in the exclusive interactive photo booth, and take home their own Super-Villain cover as a spooky souvenir.
The Super-Villain celebration also continues as the Super-Villains DVD collection arrives on October 16. A two-disc collection, DC Comics Super-Villains: The Joker’s Last Laughbrings together for the first time 13 action-packed animated episodes of the Clown Prince Of Crime’s most devious schemes.
SHOUT! FACTORY HEADS TO THE BIG APPLE WITH LEADING POP CULTURE BRANDS AND EXCITING NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
featuring special appearance by the legendary joel hodgson and the world famous crow t. robot and tom servo from mystery science theater 3000
Shout! Factory makes its foray at New York Comic Con 2012 with a stellar lineup, featuring a showcase of highly anticipated home entertainment products, exclusives, special signing, collectible giveaways and interactive fan activities at Shout! Factory booth(# 843) throughout the entire convention at the Javitz Center. Fan favorite icons Joel Hodgson (MST3K and Cinematic Titanic), Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from Mystery Science Theater 3000 will celebrate the excitement of this incredible pop culture gathering with Shout! Factory on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 3 PM. Loyal fans and convention attendees will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Joel and the hilarious robot pals from MST3K’s Satellite of Love!
For the first time at New York Comic Con, Shout! Factory will have a must-see and can’t miss booth. Poised to whet the appetite of convention attendees and pop culture enthusiasts of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan driven product lines, along with a host of fan interactive activities, special VIP guest appearances, daily prize sweepstakes and much more! Shout!’s resident geek guru and producer Brian Ward will be on-hand for a meet and greet. The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout!’s booth #843, will feature an exciting array of collectibles and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including Scream Factory Presents They Live Collector’s Edition, Marvel Knights Animation: The Astonishing X-MEN Blu-ray Collection, My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series, Mystery Science Theater 3000 releases and more!
For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s New York Comic Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #ShoutFactoryNYCC and our official Facebook page.
SPECIAL SIGNING AND APPEARANCE
Preliminary schedule.* Additional VIP appearances will be announced as we get closer to NYCC.
Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2012
Come by Shout! Factory booth (#843) for meet & greet with Shout!’s producerBrian Ward on Thursday at 2PM and Friday at 10 AM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
3 PM MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 signing and meet & greet at Shout! Factory booth (#843) with Joel Hodgson
COLLECTIBLES & EXCLUSIVES AT SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH
Come by get your very own highly popular My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding tiara! My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is available on DVD now from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters ™ creature masks and posters!
KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™ – CREATURES UNLEASHED DVD hits home entertainment shelves everywhere on December 4, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast.
Lithograph of John Cassaday’s original pen and ink sketch from his cover art illustration for the ASTONISHING X-MEN Blu-ray Collection is a gift-with-purchase. This highly anticipated home entertainment collection debuts in stores nationwide November 13, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation.
Shout! Factory is also offering a limited edition NYCC exclusive poster featuring MST3K’s “Manos” The Hands of Fate as a gift purchase of any MST3K product at our booth
SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINE HIGHLIGHTS & SHOWCASE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
THE ASTONISHING X-MEN BLU-RAY COLLECTION
Marvel Knights Animation The ASTONISHING X-MEN 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection is the perfect gift for the ultimate Marvel fan. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection boasts all fourASTONISHING X-MEN adventures from Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind the massive hit film Marvel’s The Avengers, and award-winning artist John Cassaday. As one of the most important X-MEN stories of all-time, it features over 5 hours of engaging animation combined with non-stop action, as well as all-new cover art illustration by Cassaday. TheASTONISHING X-MEN 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection collects ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED, ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS, ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN,ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE, special bonus content and original cover art illustration by John Cassaday. (Available to own at NYCC)
KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™ – CREATURES UNLEASHED
This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™, a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of KAIJUDO in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship, loyalty and determination, and further addresses the show’s central theme of anti-bullying. The DVD features five adventurous episodes, an exclusive alternative art “Kenina” playable trading card, and special bonus feature A Look at KAIJUDO: Rise of the Duel Masters.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangersquickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks.
Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers : The Complete Series 19-DVD box set on November 20, 2012. Featuring all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangersand a payload of in-depth bonus content, this 19-DVD box set has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available in stores until now. (Available to own at NYCC)
MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING
Love is in the air… it’s time to celebrate a royal wedding! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is coming to DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding features 5 episodes that every pony will love, including “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1,” “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2,” “Hearts And Hooves Day,” “Sweet & Elite” and “The Best Night Ever.” Coloring sheets and 2 sing-a-longs are included as bonus features! (Available to own at NYCC)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Home Entertainment Series
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis, its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular. During its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995. (Select home entertainment releases available to own at NYCC)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Volume XXV
Join the crew of the Satellite of Love as they spread holiday cheer with the newest release in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 line: Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV. Available on DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A Whip and Revenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life After MST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life After MST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.
SCREAM FACTORY™ HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory recently announced the launch of SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history.
Launched in September 2012, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™ before. Titles include HALLOWEEN II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH;THEY LIVE from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLANDstarring Michael Caine, THE FUNHOUSE from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish PHANTASM II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title are presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! (THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition – available to own at NYCC)
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO
Fans of all ages can relive the thrilling adventures of TRANSFORMERS PRIME when the complete SEASON TWO debuts on home entertainment shelves nationwide in the U.S on DVD November 20, 2012 and on Blu-ray November 27, 2012 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO contains all 26 captivating episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available. Special bonus content highlights include OPTIMUS PRIME: Up Close and Personal Panel with Larry King and Peter Cullen from San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and brand-new interviews with the series creative team! This is an essential home entertainment collection for every TRANSFORMERS fan, collectors and entire family.