Voltron Classic ’84 Legendary Lion Overview:
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil! Now you can take control of all five Lions from the classic television series. This line features all new technology, which means that all five of the Classic Legendary Lions combine to create the most advanced Voltron ever!
- Unlock over 60 sounds by combining all 5 Classic Legendary Lions to form a 16″ Classic Voltron. Features phrases and sound effects from the show!
- Voltron’s chest lights up.
- The Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow Lions include jaw blades and projectile firing battle accessories.
- The Red Lion comes with Voltron’s sword and the Green Lion comes with Voltron’s shield.
- The Black Lion has over a dozen sounds and phrases.
- Recommended Age: 4+
- $17.99 each for the Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Classic Legendary Lions
- $29.99 for the Black Classic Legendary Lion
· Availability: All major retailers beginning in January 2018
Fox is in development on a new family film franchise that has echoes of NANCY DREW and ELOISE, with Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington teaming up with graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios to bring the acclaimed graphic novel series created by Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME, DC’s BATGIRL) and artist Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER) to the big screen.
Set at a historical Miami resort, Goldie Vance—16, mixed race, precocious and highly detail-oriented—has ambitions of becoming the hotel’s in-house detective, but getting embroiled in uncovering an international crime ring will challenge her in ways she never imagined.
Rashida Jones will adapt and direct the project for the studio. Kerry Washington will produce under the banner of her production company Simpson Street, which is overseen by Pilar Savone, and Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will Produce for BOOM! Studios. Adam Yoelin will Co-Produce for BOOM! Studios.
“I’m ecstatic to be collaborating with Rashida and BOOM! Studios on telling this story. Fox is the perfect home for this project. Goldie Vance will steal your heart. She’s already stolen mine!” comments Washington.
Jones adds, “Goldie is exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now. I’m so honored to partner with Kerry Washington, BOOM! Studios, and FOX to bring her world to life.”
Rashida Jones currently stars on TBS’ Angie Tribeca and co-wrote a Season 3 episode of Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR. She also is executive producer on TNT’s dramedy CLAWS and co-wrote the film CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER. Rashida directed the music video for Sara Bareilles “Brave” as well as her own music video “Flip and Rewind,” both of which were incredibly well received.
Simpson Street was established in 2016 by actress, producer, and activist, Kerry Washington. Its first project, HBO’s Confirmation, received an Emmy® nomination for Best TV Movie/Miniseries. Simpson Street uses art, entertainment, and technology to awaken connections within ourselves and with others. The company is currently producing the films City of Saints & Thieves with Will Packer Productions, The Mothers with Warner Bros, The Perfect Mother with Pascal Pictures, and 24-7 with UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Pictures. They are currently in production on Five Points for Facebook Watch, a co-production with Indigenous Studios.
Controlling the largest library of comic book IP outside of Marvel and DC, BOOM! Studios recently saw Fox take a minority stake in the company, extending BOOM! Studio’s first-look deals at both 20th Television and 20th Century Fox Film. BOOM! is currently in post on the supernatural thriller THE EMPTY MAN for Fox, and is developing MOUSE GUARD with Wes Ball (MAZE RUNNER) attached to direct, Matt Reeves (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES) producing, and Gary Whitta (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) writing, IRREDEEMABLE with Adam McKay (THE BIG SHORT) attached to direct and Tommy Wirkola (WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY) writing, and MALIGNANT with Becca Thomas (STRANGER THINGS) attached to direct
SUBWAY SURFERS ADVENT CALENDAR REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ANIMATED TV SERIES
COPENHAGEN (December 4, 2017) – The #1 most downloaded mobile game in the world for 2017, Subway Surfers, is counting down to Christmas with a special snack-sized digital gift for its millions of fans. SYBO Games will debut content from its highly anticipated and upcoming Subway Surfers animated TV series by unveiling new images each day in December with the brand’s very first Advent Calendar – Subway Surfers: The Winter Mystery.
Each day leading up to Christmas, fans can surf their way to a new piece of art to build and reveal a fun holiday scene. In true Subway Surfers style, SYBO rewards their fans with first-look peeks of their new animated series scheduled to launch Summer 2018, with a big reveal on Christmas Eve, when the Golden Mystery Box will showcase “The Winter Mystery” animated surprise.
Subway Surfers is one of the most successful mobile games of its genre, being crowned the number one most downloaded game across all platforms of 2017. With 1.6 billion downloads to its name, it’s not surprising the game has such a huge fan base – fans have fallen in love with the chase and lead characters Jake, Tricky and Fresh.
The animated series will premiere next Summer with 10 x 4 minute episodes, followed by a long form series of 22 minute episodes. It will give fans a chance to actually hear the characters they’ve grown to love speak for the first time and delve into the lore of the Subway Surfers universe as they follow their adventures.
In Subway Surfers, dash as fast as you can! Dodge the oncoming trains! Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog. How long can you keep surfing in this slick, exciting endless runner? Available on Google Play, Apple’s App store, Windows 10 and Amazon.
Sci-Fi Master Joe Haldeman’s Interstellar War Intensifies With New Comics!
December 4, 2017 – With the much-anticipated The Forever War graphic novel adaptation being released in bookstores tomorrow, Titan Comics is excited to announce the next installment in novelist Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman, and Marvano’s epic science-fiction comic book series, The Forever War: Forever Free!
Based on Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War novels – adapted by Joe and Gay Haldeman and legendary artist, Marvano – Titan’s new comic series adapts the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award-winning series.
Inspired by Haldeman’s own Vietnam War experiences, The Forever Warseries tells the story of William Mandella – survivor of a catastrophic interstellar war. Mandella, together with a small group of human survivors, returns to Earth to find the human race greatly changed.
Evolved into a group mind called Man, society is now intrusive and autocratic, denying all individuality. The veterans plan to escape by means of space travel, but, when their ship starts to fail, Mandella’s team begins to search for the enigmatic entity responsible – The Unknown.
Since the original publication of The Forever War, Joe Haldeman – a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient – has produced a continuous string of SF classics.
Besides winning the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award, the series has garnered praise from literary powerhouse,
Stephen King: “If there was a Fort Knox for science-fiction writers, we’d have to lock Joe Haldeman up.”
The Forever War: Forever Free #1 hits comic shops and digital platforms in April 2018 and is available to order from the February edition of Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.
The Forever War TPB (144pp, $19.99,ISBN: 9781785860898) is available at all good bookstores from December 5, 2017. Check out the trailer here.
PAI TECHNOLOGY NAMED WINNER OF MULTIPLE AWARDS
HONORING ITS KID-FRIENDLY ED-TECH PRODUCTS
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, November 29, 2017 — Pai Technology, a technology company that partners with parents to enhance their children’s education and development through fun and imaginative STEAM-based play, has won multiple awards this holiday season for a variety of its kid-friendly connected products.
The winning products from Pai Technology include Augie – the first premiere coding robot equipped with augmented reality; Circuit Conductor– an interactive learning kit that teaches children about electricity, currents, and magnets through fun, imaginative play; Ocean Pets – which uses augmented reality and special putty to create your own virtual aquarium and Cube-tastic! – an app-connected toy that uses AR technology that offers step-by-step tutorials to solving the cube.
Pai Technology’s notable awards include:
· CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree. This is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products.
· 2017 Tillywig Toy & Media Brain Child Award. Tillywig’s mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace.
· Awarded by The Toy Insider via inclusion in their 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Featuring the best toys, games, and electronics for every child on your holiday shopping list, Toy Insider’s guide is packed with a brand new selection of toys for children of all ages.
· 2017 Academics’ Choice Award™ Winner. A prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys.
· Awarded by Creative Child for 2017 Toy of the Year in the Puzzle Toys category.
· Also awarded by The Toy Insider via inclusion in their 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.
· Awarded by Creative Child for 2017 Product of the Year andCreative Play of the Year.
· Finalist for Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, presented annually by the Toy Industry Association. Circuit Conductor is currently open to receiving votes for the Rookie of the Year category, which recognizes a new company (created within the last 2 years) that has brought to market an outstanding toy. The winner will be announced February 16, 2017.
The above named award-winners along with a variety of other products from Pai Technology are all available for the holiday shopping season via the company’s website, Amazon and select major retailers.
To learn more about Pai Technology please visit www.pai.technology
The excitement around My Little Pony continues throughout the year! On November 17, 2017, Hasbro is premiering the first episode of its brand new My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series on YouTube.
Fans can expect more than 45 new, fun and exciting episodes from the series starting Nov. 17, with a new episode rolling out each Friday following the premiere.
The magic of Equestria cannot be contained! It’s found its way into the world of the all new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Digital Series and it’s turning everything on its head. From afterschool clubs to beach days, music festivals to theme parks, and a rockin’ Spring Break on a yacht, magic is sure making things interesting. Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity as they learn what it means to be superheroes while they take on their biggest challenge yet: high school.
In addition to the new TV series, Hasbro is releasing a brand new line of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls fashion dolls. In partnership with Laura Shuffman, the official My Little Pony: Equestria Girls celebrity stylist, Hasbro revamped the dolls’ looks from the previous collection, adding
JINKIES! WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP’S DIGITAL STUDIO
BLUE RIBBON CONTENT DIVES INTO ALL-NEW MYSTERIES
AND LAUGHS WITH DAPHNE AND VELMA
Live-Action Feature-Length Movie Currently in Production in Atlanta and Will Be
Released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018
BURBANK, Calif. (November 28, 2017) — Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content is currently in production on “Daphne and Velma,” a live-action feature-length film reimagining the origins of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley. From Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, the film, currently shooting in Atlanta, will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018.
Sarah Jeffrey (Shades of Blue) and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) star in the title roles as Daphne and Velma, respectively.
“Blondie Girl is committed to telling stories from a female perspective and we could not be more thrilled to give Daphne and Velma their own story,” said Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale, producers and founders of Blondie Girl Productions. “It’s so exciting to partner with Warner Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content to introduce a new generation to the smart, charismatic, fearless females that we all know and love.”
“We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content & Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “Daphne and Velma are two iconic and strong female characters, and this latest adventure of theirs will be both inspiring and entertaining for the audience.”
Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright & optimistic Daphne and whip-smart & analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now.Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, an incredible tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.
“Daphne and Velma” is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and Blondie Girl Productions with Production Services provided by Lifeboat Productions Inc.Ashley Tisdale (High School Musicalfranchise), Jennifer Tisdale (Bring It On: In it to Win it), Amy Kim (Confess, Alive in Denver), Jaime Burke (The Pact) and Suzi Yoonessi (Olive and Mochha: FirstKiss) serve as producers, with Yoonessi also directing from a script written by Kyle Mack & Caitlin Meares.
It’s Cyber Monday and Fandango is celebrating with an exclusive gift-with-purchase! Starting
Voted by moviegoers in a Fandango survey as the most anticipated movie of the year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theaters on December 15.
Artist: Szymon Kudranski
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017
Written by renowned comic writer and author of the Quarry Hard Case Crime novels, Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, Batman, Action Comics Weekly) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Batman: Streets of Gotham, Spider-Man, Spawn)
Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cover B: Fay Dalton
Cover C: Ricardo Drumond