Beat Bugs: All Together Now

Josh Wakely’s BEAT BUGS is getting a brand new Netflix special that will feature an original cover of “Here Comes the Sun” by Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. The 48-minute special called BEAT BUGS: ALL TOGETHER NOW will debut on Netflix Nov. 21 http://nflx.it/2mqWHGD. Viewers will see the Beat Bugs go on an incredible journey outside their usual garden to perform in a talent show. In addition to “Here Comes the Sun,” other tracks that are covered in the special include “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “All Together Now,” and “Ticket to Ride.” The special will also feature a new character called The Queen Bee

Beat Bugs: All Together Now

2017 TV-Y 50m

After winning a local talent show, the Beat Bugs journey to compete on “The Bug Factor,” a televised singing contest held in faraway Rocket Ship Park.
Starring: Ashleigh Ball, Lili Beaudoin, Charles Demers
Genres: Children & Family Movies, Movies for ages 0 to 2, Movies for ages 3 to 4, Movies for ages 5 to 7, Family Features, Family Adventures, Family Feature Animation, Kids Music, Animal Tales, Musicals
Director: Josh Wakely

THUNDER WILL STRIKE THE DC UNIVERSE IN JULY 2018 WITH NEW DC COLLECTIBLES BLACK LIGHTNINGSTATUE!

THUNDER WILL STRIKE THE DC UNIVERSE IN JULY 2018 WITH NEW

DC COLLECTIBLES BLACK LIGHTNINGSTATUE!

New DCTV Statue Featuring Actor Cress Williams as Black Lightning Will Debut Alongside New DC Gallery: Two-Face Coin Replica,

DC Essentials Action Figures and More!

DC Collectibles’ electrifying July 2018 lineup will include a stunning DCTV 12-inch statue starring Jefferson Pearce as Black Lighting. The statue is based on the character appearance in the highly anticipated CW show and showcases actor Cress Williams’ likeness. Black Lightning is the latest character to join DC Collectibles bestselling DCTV statue line which already includes figures from hit DC shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Gotham.

DC Collectibles will also debut a Two-Face Coin prop replica as part of its DC Gallery line of collectibles. The new line brings to life the most iconic prop and accessories sported by DC’s most popular characters in three-dimensional form. The new Two-Face coin will follow the recently announced Joker Cane replica that hits stores in June 2018 and the already released Wonder Woman Bracelet With Lasso and Tiara set and Bat-signal.

See below for the full lineup of DC Collectibles’ July 2018 releases and above for imagery.

DCTV: BLACK LIGHTNING STATUE

  • Sculpted by Alterton
  • Size: 12.42’’ tall
  • MSRP: $130.00

DC GALLERY: TWO-FACE COIN PROP

  • Sculpted by Steve Kiwus
  • Size: 1.8’’ wide
  • MSRP: $30.00

DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES

  • Size: 1:11 scale/ Average height 6.75”
  • MSRP: $26.00

DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE

  • Designed by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg
  • Size: 17.58’’ tall
  • MSRP: $200.00

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE: SUPERGIRL STATUE

  • Tattoo designed by Katherine Brannock
  • Sculpted by James Marsano
  • Size: 13.9’’ tall
  • MSRP $125.00

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY BECKY CLOONAN

  • Designed by Becky Cloonan
  • Sculpted by Irene Matar
  • Size: 9.38’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

“Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters – ‘Superheroes of Charter City’

Primer on the Flex Power system:

Flex Power is an innovative technology that really delivers the “action” in action figures! Each of the Flex Fighter figures has a fleeeexible body that can be stretched like a rubber band, storing energy that can be then be released to power different things (vehicles, disc launchers, rocket launchers, etc.).

The Flex Power Heroes are the core of the “Flex Power” line. The three Flex Fighter figures are Jake “Stretch” Armstrong, Ricardo “Omni-Mass” Perez and Nathan “Wingspan” Park, each with stretchable bodies that power their equipment. These three are available in the basic opening “Flex Power Heroes” assortment with a very unique flexible “TRY ME” package and select figures are available in the Flex Power vehicles, which include two motorcycle-type Flex Power vehicles and the Flex Power Mobile HQ.

In addition to the core Flex Power Heroes, most every other product in the Stretch Armstrong product line has stretchable and flexible elements to it, delivering authentic flextastic fun.

Product Details:

Stretch Armstrong Flex Power Heroes

Each Flex Power Heroes figure has accessories and a signature action. The three core Flex Power Heroes (Stretch Armstrong, Omni-Mass, and Wingspan) have flexible bodies that allow them to “power” their Flex Power gear, enabling them to streeetch, release, and launch discs and missiles. Stretch Monster throws boulders, while Quick Charge and the ultra-mysterious and ninja-like Blind Strike each have flexible projectiles that launch from their unique accessories. It’s flextastic fun!

Stretch Armstrong Stretch Power Vehicle Assortment

Each Flex Power Vehicle comes with a unique vehicle powered by streeeetch action provided by the Flex Power hero. Just strap the character in, pull back to activate, and release the power of flexibility. Stretch Armstrong’s FLEXYCLE zooms across the floor, while Omni-Mass SMASHCYCLE can pound enemies into submission. It’s flextastic fun!

Stretch Armstrong Flex Power Mobile HQ

The Flex Power Mobile HQ comes with a Stretch Armstrong figure and a whole lot of flextastic action that can be activated in and around the vehicle. By putting the figure into position, kids can streeetch and release to activate the boulder-launcher on the top of the vehicle, the removable disc launcher in the cockpit, or practice their targeting ability on the flip-down doors.

Battle to Survive: Brock Lesner vs AJ Styles

WWE upcoming Survivor Series is happening on Sunday, Nov. 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. With that being stated, we here at Alternativemindz would like to pit the most “current” contestants against each other in complete and total toy supremacy.

Even as this is being written, the card is not yet finalized, but with what we currently know we can set up a battle for survival.

So for this list, we will only pick a single, cross brand match and see if the toy victory can match the actual outcome on November 19.

However, to make this work I didn’t just want to pick the best figures in the line, I went with the purpose of actually seeing if you, the potential customer, could buy the figures legitly on the current toy shelf.

So, I set out on a toy hunt to find these figures. It soon became clear that I needed to just focus on one match and the World Championship would be the figures I’d go with.

So, my journey was to find Brock Lesnar (Universal) vs AJ Styles (WWE) together in the same store at the same time.

Could I find these two in a single store together? The hunt began first attempted at my local toy shop in Brooklyn, NY. Unfortunately, they didn’t have AJ styles or Brock Lesner. Honestly, they had No WWE wrestlers at all.

Sparing you the week long attempt, I was finally able to track down both AJ and Brock in a single store.

Now the Tale of the Tape can begin.

How it works is we pick each figure’s flaws or positives and have them compete against each other. Basically, we line up the packaging, the likeness the articulation, and the scale to declare the winner.

Tale of the Tape Part 1: Packaging

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar versus Smackdown lives WWE world champion

Brock Lesnar’s packaging is considered special as it represents WWE Network spotlight. What makes this package any different than the standard toy is the WWE Network Spotlight title displayed at the top of the package and it’s shaped exactly like a standard package, nothing more nothing less.

Smackdown Live Championship AJ Styles comes packaged in a standard red packaging with a clear image of AJ Styles himself. The packaging is exactly like Brock’s so, in this regard, they both cancel each other out. No one wins anything in this round. No winner, no loser, so it’s a draw on packaging.

As we take the package and open them up, Brock Lesnar’s figure is wearing a Suplex City shirt, which is different from his standard figure that would regularly have no shirt. As for AJ Styles, since his figure is the standard one, he comes shirtless but wears his blue pants and his signature “Phenomenal 1” boots.

Tale of the Tape Part 2: Likeness

How does the Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles figures look in actual sculpt. Brock Lesnar, we all know, is the Beast Incarnate, so is figure should look mean, determined, and angry, just like Brock Lesnar always looks like, but the figures face looks kind of complacent. He’s not angry, he’s not bitter, he’s not ready to deliver you to Suplex City. It’s kind of standard. Does it represent the wrestler? Yes, yes it does. Mattel sculpted a look that you know when you see this toy that this is Brock Lesnar. As for the AJ Styles figure, AJ is a guy who’s very charismatic. He’s been in the business for almost 20 years. His figure should represent a man who’s been there, done that, yet has the face of youth. Well, the figure does capture a young-looking face. Unfortunately, the young-looking face looks like that of the famous YouTuber Sean Long instead,

Image courtesy of Sean Long

looking nothing like AJ himself. AJ’s figure has a mouth open ready to yell and scream and be angry, very uncharacteristic of the actual wrestler. It does have AJ’s trademarked hairstyle, but it really doesn’t look like him at all. Round 2, likeness goes to Brock Lesnar.

Tale of the Tape Part 3: Articulation

Brock Lesnar’s articulation and AJ Styles’ articulation are exactly the same. There is nothing special or unique about either of these figures. They are both standard, super basic. That would work for Brock Lesnar, who is more of a grounded UFC style professional wrestler,

but AJ Styles is a high flyer. He’s an innovator. He is unique in the professional wrestling ring. He does the Pele kick.

He does things that most wrestlers don’t and that includes Brock Lesnar. If you’re playing with these toys, they should represent the wrestler. So, unfortunately, once again the point goes to Brock Lesnar with articulation.

Tale of the tape part 4: Size Comparison

Brock Lesnar is a beast, he’s over 6 foot something inches tall. AJ isn’t he is a small wrestler, but these two figures almost share the same exact size. This is a gripe with Mattel personally when wrestlers are depicted being all the same size as toys. It seems like they aren’t trying to make a new sculpt and wrestlers come in all shapes all sizes. That’s what makes them so special and unique. I don’t want to give the point to Brock Lesnar in this one so I’m calling this a draw since they are exactly the same.

With the final tally coming in to 2 to 1 for Brock Lesnar. Unfortunately, AJ Styles, you lose your match against the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar.

Being the Smackdown Live Champion is a great honor. AJ Styles is carrying his title like he has earned and deserved for so many years. His work in the business from TNA to New Japan and now in the WWE has earned him all the accolades in the world, but as for an action figure, his is lackluster. It does nothing to be considered “phenomenal,” and with that you have to give it up to Brock Lesnar. As simple as a figure is, it represents who he is and how he wrestles and what he does, it’s simply conquers.

MAD MOVES™ BOOGIES TO KICKSTARTER

Toy Industry Phenom Ashley Mady To Launch

An Insanely Fun Party Game;

LOS ANGELES — Get up, get down and go low, as in, limbo, with Mad Moves, a brand new insanely fun party game that gets players off the couch and laughing together as they dance out hilarious mad moves! Toy industry veteran Ashley Mady imagined hundreds of combinations from a monkey doing the twist to a tap dancing robot to a T-Rex performing ballet; Mad Moves combines popular dance moves with an animal, action or person; put together for an outrageous party game that will have the masses in stitches. The best part is, no dance experience is required.

A Mad Moves campaign launched on Kickstarter October 3rd.

Mady, founder and president of brand licensing agency and think tank Brandberry, Inc. grew up dancing. For her, this endeavor is the confluence of three of her favorite things — dance, toy design and making people laugh and smile. “Like many young girls, I started dance classes at an early age and it continued as a large part of my life growing up. The idea that I could develop a game that gets people out of their chairs, moving and laughing is incredibly exciting,” Mady explained.

Designed for ages six to 100, and three or more players, Mad Moves is easy to play, pure fun and perfect for family game night or a group of friends. Players spin and draw a corresponding category card, which include different actions, animals and people, and are used in charades style guessing games and dance battles.

Everyone will know the dance — ballet, twist, tap dance or limbo — but it’s up to the cardholder to interpret the dance with the category. No talking either! Hilarity ensues when grandma has to limbo like a zombie or your cousin has to twist like a snake! The first person who guesses the category correctly wins the card, with the object to win the most category cards. There are 300+ Mad Moves to create.

There are also special cards:

  • Tomato Cards are thrown when no one is able to guess what category card is being held. In other words, the players Mad Moves need some major help! Tomato cards cancel out category cards; you don’t want them!
  • Freeze Dance cards keep players on their toes. If you pick one up, you must strike a pose and scream ‘freeze dance’! The last person to mimic you and freeze in your pose gets a tomato!
  • Dance Battle cards catapult game play into a memory competition that goes back and forth. First, pick a person to battle. Do a move and the person you are battling copies the first move and adds one more; then you add a third move, and so on. It continues until someone messes up. Moves should correspond to the theme of the card you pick up Ex: Dance Battle like a Cowboy could include riding a horse, lasso swinging, gun shooting, etc.

There’s also a Midnight Spinner, sold separately, to take the dance party to the next level of hilarity. This spinner includes: booty dance, belly dance, breakdance, shimmy and dance battle.

Mady began her career at one of the largest toy companies in the industry, working on hit properties and proprietary brands. As an agent, she has succeeded in reinvigorating and brokering deals for established brands and entertainment properties. She has also built/launched countless new brands and creations from the ground up. To give back to the industry, she serves as President of Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT), the global networking organization for professional women working in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries. Mad Moves marks Mady’s first kickstarter campaign.

Mad Moves is igniting a dance party across social media with fans posting laugh-out-loud concoctions! Follow Mad Moves online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.mymadmoves.com.

THOR: RAGNAROK OFFICIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION FROM TITAN AND MARVEL STUDIOS! 

An all-access behind the scenes guide to the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie, Thor: Ragnarok!

Titan Publishing is thrilled to announce Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition – celebrating the making of Marvel Studio’s hotly anticipated new movie, Thor: Ragnarok! From exclusive cast interviews to concept art, this is fans’ all-in- one guide to The God of Thunder’s latest celluloid adventure, which hits cinemas in November 3, 2017!

In Marvel Studio’s new Thor: Ragnarok movie, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned and in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Available in US stores in both softcover and hardcover (on-sale November 7, 2017) editions, Titan Publishing’s deluxe Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition will allow fans to go behind the scenes of Marvel Studios’ new far-out fantasy epic. Presenting unseen behind-the-scenes photos from the movie sets, stunning concept art, and secrets from the set, with star interviews including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and Mark Ruffalo, Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition is the essential movie companion for all fans of one of Marvel’s mightiest heroes!

Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok is one of 2017’s most talked about movies with entertainment site Fandango listing it as fans’ most anticipated movie for 2017. The Thor: Ragnarok trailer earned 136 million views in 24 hours beating Captain America: Civil War (94 million), Beauty and the Beast (127 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (112million).

“Titan is very excited to publish Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition,” said Titan Publishing Director, Chris Teather. “The God of Thunder’s latest adventure looks to be his most thrilling yet, and our aim is to give fans exclusive access into Asgard from concept to cast!”

Stay tuned for more information on Thor: Ragnarok The Official Collector’s Edition from Titan Publishing very soon.