Kaiju Epic! Releases Monsters New And Old, Real and Epic

KAIJU EPIC! is the newest title from publisher Big Dog Ink, and a pet project for lead writer, Tom Hutchison. Kaiju Epic! is grounded in the campy, fun-loving genre of the giant monster, such as Godzilla or Gamera, but this particular story also adds a bit of “real” kaiju to the mix, as well as legends of the end of days from around the world. Readers will find monsters they may have heard of, like the Kraken or even Quetzalcoatl, roaming the pages of Kaiju Epic!, but there will also be all-new monsters created just for this series.
Kaiju Epic! will be a 5 volume series each with two separate stories. These stories will take place on opposite ends of the globe and give a real feeling of the end of the world, rather than the destruction of a specific city. Tom is joined by co-writer Kari Castor. Kari is known to BDI fans as one of the writers of the hit mini-series, Shahrazad. 

Kaiju Epic! is no standard comic book, either! This is a huge 48 page monster sized comic book!
Tom’s story takes place in both China and the South America, specifically the Gulf of Mexico, where Bermeja Island has reappeared in the Gulf after being lost for decades. In China, a dragon headed tower has been unearthed, and it carries with it a strange connection to Bermeja and the rock concert that is planned to take place there.
Kari’s story takes place in London, England and follows a group of friends who have a tendency to dabble in eco-politics and animal protection. But this group is forced to re-evaluate their stance when something from legends of old appears and begins to shake London to the ground!
The overarching story is based on the Hopi Indian’s stories of the cycles of man and the Purifier. These stories will blend with other cultures “end of days” myths and allow us to see mankind as a whole struggling with the kaiju destruction of the planet. Kaiju Epic! will also mix genre tropes along the way by taking giant monsters, ancient gods and rock & roll and tossing them into the story blender to create something that is unique, relatable and fun.
The Kickstarter campaign will launch February 18th, during the AZ Eventure Con in Phoenix Arizona. Exclusive covers will be available in limited editions, as well as digital editions and art prints.
Writers: Tom Hutchison

Artists: Renato Rei and CB Zane

Cover Artists: Renato Rei, CB Zane, Rob Duenas, Samantha Sawyer and Matt Frank.

Colors: Ceci de la Cruz

Letters: HDE

Logo: Kel Nuttall

Toy Fair 2017-Dark Souls The Board Game

I had no clue that this game was being made until i saw it at Toy Fair and i was blown away. The board game started life as a humble Kickstarter project. In time, however, it amassed an army of backers some 31,178-strong. These rabid “Souls” and board game fans then proceeded to raise more than $5.4 million in crowdfunding. Now that’s a Kickstarter success story!


The Company behind the game is Steamforged games and it is a 1-4 player exploration and combat game. It comes with many great looking minatures, dice, boards, cards and much more for you and up to 4 people to begin playing. 

I was able to play in a boss battle against Dancer of the Boreal Valley (from Dark Souls 3) and i used both a Knight and Warrior to go against him. The Dancer’s actions are controlled by AI cards and your objective is to defeat him so you can advance to the next board. To do so, you have to have the best equipment and experience points avaliable. Your hits, dodges and blocks are determined by the dice and you will lose when both your stamina and health reach together. I was told that there was only about 5 people that actually defeated the Dancer since they started demoing the game back in the summer but I came close but i lost. When one player dies in the game, everyone else is sent back to the bonfire (or in this case, back to start) so it is recommended that you and your players strategize your moves before you make them. 


The Game comes out in April and i cannot wait to try this in full.

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Toy Fair 2017-Mcfarlane Toys line of AMC’s The Walking Dead

Get Ready for a great summer and fall as Mcfarlane Toys’ AMC The Walking Dead merchandise line of figures will be released around that time. I was able to take pictures of the Line and here we have a “taking it like a champ” edition of Lucielle (Negan’s Bat), a deluxe box set featuring Negan and Glenn, a 7 inch figure of Carl from when he got his eye got shot, a new character figure of Dwight (coming out summer 2017) and a 10 inch statue of Negan which looks awesome! 

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Hulu Teams with J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, WBTV for New Series CASTLE ROCK, Set in Stephen King Universe


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Castle Rock Teaser Trailer Has Been Viewed More Than One Million Times Since
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SANTA MONICA and BURBANK, Calif. (February 21, 2017) — Hulu is taking viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King in the new Hulu Original drama series Castle Rock, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason. Hulu has ordered a 10 episode first season of the on-going series, with production set to begin this year. A teaser trailer for Castle Rock has been viewed more than one million times since it was released on Friday, Feb. 17, and can be viewed athttps://youtu.be/UGHupqE1LCI.
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rockcombines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, ITand Needful Things, as well as novellaThe Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
Castle Rock reunites Hulu, King, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, which previously collaborated on event series 11.22.63, based on King’s novel. The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute globally.
Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason recently worked together on the critically acclaimed drama seriesManhattan, which ran for two seasons on WGN America. Shaw created the show and served as an executive producer/writer; Thomason also served as an executive producer/writer.
Stephen King is one of the world’s most successful writers, having published more than 50 books in an illustrious career spanning more than 40 years. His works have been adapted for theatrical motion pictures and television more than 50 times. Two feature films based on King’s books are scheduled to be released in 2017, The Dark Tower andIT.
J.J. Abrams co-wrote, produced and directed the blockbuster hit film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he is also producing the next chapters of theMission: Impossible and Star Trek film franchises. Ben Stephenson serves as head of television at Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. In addition to Castle Rock, Bad Robot produces Warner Bros. Television’s acclaimed hit drama seriesWestworld (created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy) for HBO as well as 11.22.63 for Hulu and many other series.

About Hulu
Hulu is a premium streaming television destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month and commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only subscription streaming service that offers current season content from the largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals including The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, Difficult People, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, and the upcoming The Handmaid’s Tale, Future Man and The Looming Tower. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.
 
About Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series for broadcast network television, cable and on-demand platforms. As of February 2017, WBTV is producing and distributing more than 30 primetime series, with programs on each of the five broadcast networks, in addition to shows on cable’s HBO, TNT and Showtime, as well as Netflix and Hulu. WBTV’s broadcast network series include 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Mom and Training Day for CBS;Blindspot, Powerless and Trial & Errorfor NBC; The Middle and Time After Timefor ABC; Gotham, Lethal Weapon andLucifer for FOX; and The 100, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Frequency, iZOMBIE, The Originals, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural andThe Vampire Diaries for The CW, among others. Its cable series include The Leftovers and Westworld for HBO, Major Crimes for TNT and Shameless for Showtime. For Netflix, WBTV producesGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and the upcoming Disjointed, and distributes the upcoming Green Eggs and Ham, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WBTV produces the upcoming Castle Rock and previously produced the event series 11.22.63 for Hulu.

Universal Studios Toy Showcase event.

We had the privilage of covering this event last week and we taken photos of the merchandise line of The Mummy, The Fate of the Furious, Descipacle Me 3 and Trolls and here are the photos.

Trolls merchandise line 


The Fate and the Furious merchandise line 


Descipacle Me 3


The Mummy 


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The Wrestling Court EP. 130 (link in description)

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Join Julian and Rob as we talk about Elimination Chamber, The new design of the chamber, Naomi winning the Women’s Championship, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho, Enzo’s botch and much more

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KISS Unmasked Action Figures Are Now Blister Carded!

You don’t need to choose a side of this coin! With the Bif Bang Pow! KISS Unmasked 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Series 3 Set all four members of the legendary KISS band can be yours – now available for pre-order at entertainmentearth.com.

Following on the heels of the highly popular Love Gun and Dynasty action figure sets, this Series 3 set features The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman figures with 11 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, hips, and knees) and come with corresponding instrument accessories, including The Demon’s Axe bass guitar, The Starchild’s cracked mirror guitar, and The Catman’s black drumsticks. The set also includes miniature paper mask cutouts – as depicted on the inspirational Unmasked comic-book-like album cover.
If you’re a fan of KISS you’re going to want to collect them all! Ages 14 and up.

This set contains 4 individually packaged action figures (subject to change):

1x The Demon

1x The Starchild

1x The Spaceman

1x The Catman

MEZCO First LDD Presents Doll -Harley Quinn

 Mezco premieres the first doll for their newest brand: LDD Presents – Harley Quinn.

Harley Quinn, the deranged and psychotic poster girl for the terrifying allure of chaos is the darling of DC Comics. Both adorable and dangerous Harley Quinn is the Joker’s devoted girl friend. When not up to no good what pleases Harley most is making the Clown Prince of Crime happy.

Now Mezco proudly presents her in all her deranged glory.  Wearing her traditional red and black harlequin clown costume with matching jester hat, Harley is ready to do whatever “Mistah J” needs.  Her look is complimented by a permanently affixed domino mask.
She comes complete with her oversized hammer, perfect for squashing any pesky bats who try to ruin her puddin’s fun.

Harley Quinn is fashioned on Mezco’s signature LDD PRESENTS body . She stands 10 inches tall and features 5 points of articulation. She comes packed in a specially die cut window box perfect for display, but just like Arkham, it may not hold her for long.
LDD Presents- Harley Quinn is available for pre-order at LINK HERE. She breaks into local retailers starting in July-September 2017.


The Wrestling Court EP 129 (link in description)


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Join Julian, Brian Wright, Wrectlingpov’s Ric and Jaydee as we all talk about The 2017 Royal Rumble PPV. Topics include:
*35 oranges and 10 people 

*AJ Styles vs cena or Omega vs Okada 

*Mixed Reception of the PPV 

*The surprise entrant was the golf cart 

*Seth Rollins is injured again and WWE has to think fast on what they have to do 

*Nobody cares about Goldberg vs. Lesnar again

*Ruthless Aggression era jobbers that would appear in NXT lol 

*Has NXT peaked
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Video Game Reviews: Moto Racer 4

If I’m honest I’d forgotten all about the Moto Racer franchise and with good reason, it’s been over 15 years since the third game was released (although there was apparently a Nintendo DS version of the game from the same developers as this). Since then motor racing games have come a long way – be it as side-scrolling stunt games a la Trials HD; or more arcade titles like MX vs. ATV, another survivor of the PS2 era that has been resurrected (somewhat successfully, at least in terms of gameplay) by THQ Nordic; and even motorbike simulations like Ride 2 and Valentino Rossi: The Game – which means Moto Racer 4 has a lot of ground to cover.

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Developed under the supervision of the original Moto Racer designer Paul Cuisset, Moto Racer 4 delivers high-speed races and a white-knuckle ride that gleefully ignores the rules of fair play in favour of ruthless aggression – think Tron‘s light cycles meets Road Rash! I mention those two icons of motorbike racing as those have seemingly had a huge influence on this new racing title: the action is as fast and furious as Road Rash and in a strange design choice, hitting turbo (activated by pulling a wheelie, aka a simple one button press) sees weird light beams fly out the back of your racers outfit a la Tron. And ehen it comes to racing outfits… well, the suits look like they’ve stepped straight out of a Power Rangers/Super Sentai show, right down to a very familiar red body suit and mask!

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Speaking of graphics, they are Moto Racer 4‘s biggest downfall. Whilst ths game has been released on current-gen consoles (and works with PSVR for those lucky enough to afford it) it doesn’t even slightly push current technology – in fact graphically this racer looks like it has been ported over from iOS or Android platforms, it’s that simplistic. In fact Gameloft’s Asphalt 8, made for mobile and tablets, looks more impressive! And the graphics are nothing compared to the terrible controls – oversteering is COMPLETELY unavoidable – and odd physics, which mean that sometimes your bike feels like it’s floating above/off the road and out of your control.

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Thankfully, if the graphics leave something to be desired there is at least plenty of game modes, besides the standard career and quick play/arcade, to go at (not including the VR aspects of the game available to those with PSVR):

  • KING OF THE HILL – Each rider starts with the same time on the clock. While time runs down for the leader, the other racers get extra turbo. The first player to get their counter down to zero wins the race.
  • LAST MAN STANDING – The last player to pass each checkpoint is eliminated.
  • SURVIVAL – The race starts with very little time on the clock. Players gain time by passing the checkpoints. In single-player mode, the aim is to survive for a specific length of time. In multi-player mode, the winner is the last player with time left on their clock.
  • CATCH-UP – The player’s opponents begin the race with a head start and the player must be in first place at a specific time.
  • WOLF PACK – The player begins the race with a head start and must maintain it for a certain length of time without being overtaken.
  • GHOST BIKE – The player starts the race in last place and is not allowed to deviate from the road or collide with others. Finishing in a specified minimum place.
  • GOLDEN HELMET – Competitors must earn the one golden helmet up for grabs during the race. To do this, they must be first past the initial checkpoint. If the player wearing the golden helmet is knocked by another player, s/he surrenders it to that player. If a player falls off their bike, s/he loses the helmet and it is automatically sent to the next checkpoint.

Unfortunately – thanks to the games simple graphics, bizarre physics and dodgy controls – it would seem Moto Racer 4 might be the end of this just-resurrected franchise. If you’re a motorbike game fan and REALLY want to give this one a go, wait till it hits the bargain bins at least.

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Moto Racer 4 is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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