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Halloween – ‘Target Practice’ T-Shirt

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

This shirt, related to the ‘Halloween’ 2018 sequel/reboot film, features a pretty cool design of Michael Meyers/The Shape as a paper shooting target. The artwork was designed by Chris Bilheimer, and is printed on an olive drab 100% cotton t-shirt. Available in sizes X-Small – 2XL.

www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/target-practice-t-shirt

It’s also available in pin form, for those who’s interest lies more in pins than t-shirts.

www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/john-carpenter/products/halloween-target-practice-enamel-pin

Of course, the real shame here is that the paper target itself is not available for purchase in an official capacity. Definitely looks like something Laurie Strode would have had hanging up in her backyard range in the recent film.

LEGO – Ultimate Collectors Series – Imperial Star Destroyer

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

LEGO will soon be releasing not just one of its largest Star Wars sets, but one of its largest sets yet released in general: the Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ from the opening scene of Star Wars Episode 1: A New Hope. Consisting of almost 4800 pieces, this set is sized 14″ H x 43″ L x 26″ W fully constructed; 17″ high when set on its included display stand. It features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, and intricate surface detailing. While it’s designed so that it can be picked up and handled, this is one by its very nature that’s designed to go straight into a display case.

Unfortunately, the included Minifigures are a bit limited: you get an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember, each with their own pistol weapons. However, the set comes complete with a scale model of the rebel Tantive IV ship, and a TIE Fighter, both of which can be set within the docking bay, which is pretty cool.

Check out the video below to see LEGO Senior Designer Henrik Andersen go over the set and his process for designing it:

The Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ set releases October 1st, or September 18th for LEGO VIP members.

www.lego.com/en-us/product/imperial-star-destroyer-75252

Factory Entertainment – James Bond – The Golden Gun Limited Edition Prop Replica

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Factory Entertainment is releasing a seriously high-quality prop replica of assassin Francisco Scaramanga’s titular Golden Gun from the James Bond film ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. A 1:1 scale replica, this prop is officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, and was created after extensive study of the props in EON Productions’ archives and interviews with the cast and crew. But the coolest thing about this particular prop is, it actually disassembles and reassembles just like the one in the film:

– Fountain Pen Barrel
– Lighter
– Cigarette Case
– Cufflink
– Replica bullet

According to the description on the product page, these components are made of machined metal, and will be 18ct gold plated, so this is sure to be a pretty expensive prop.

Pre-orders go up on September 1st, with delivery noted to be sometime in Fall of 2020.

www.factoryent.com/James-Bond-The-Golden-Gun-Limited-Edition-Prop-p

Evil Dead 4k Restoration Limited Theatrical Event

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing the original Evil Dead back to theaters for an extremely limited engagement throughout the US. In celebration of the 4k release of Evil Dead on Blu-ray, this theatrical release of Evil Dead will also be in 4k, with the restoration done from the original 16mm print – and in close collaboration with original director Sam Raimi. The release will also feature a brand new 5.1 surround sound mix, and a completely reimagined soundtrack by original composer Joseph LoDuca.

Information on when the showings will be, and at which theaters is woefully limited. However, Grindhouse Releasing only recently posted the announcement, and they’re sure to put up the official schedule on their site in due time: grindhousereleasing.com

Expect this one to pop up at arthouse theaters and Alamo Drafthouses across the US soon!

Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 Watch is the lead prop in upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’

Monday, August 19th, 2019

As the title states, the Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 is the lead prop in the upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’, staring Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis. According to Jerommie Smith, the president of Smith & Bradley, S&B worked directly on set and made all the prop watches in the film, which are featured in a shot in every scene.

You can check out the trailer for ’10 MINUTES GONE’ below:

Jasco Games is bringing an Evil Dead 2 board game to Kickstarter

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Las Vegas-based Jasco Games, designer and publisher of various types of tabletop and card games, has announced that they’re soon going to be putting an Evil Dead 2 board game up on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.

Here’s a bit of background that lead to this announcement: there was an earlier attempt by Bellingham, Washington-based Space Goat Productions to fund an Evil Dead 2 boardgame via Kickstarter. Unfortunately, despite funding from 6000+ backers, Space Goat revealed they would be unable to complete the game and had no concrete solution for the issue. Normally, that would be the end of it, the game would have fallen into obscurity, and all the backers of the original project would go empty-handed.

However, Jasco Games, in partnership with board game designers Lynnvander Studios, have obtained the board game rights for Evil Dead 2, and will be creating their own Evil Dead 2 board game. This new Evil Dead 2 board game, which is also going up on Kickstarter, will have some of the elements from the Space Goat game integrated into its design, and Jasco Games will also be donating a copy of this new game to a backer of the Space Goat version, for every copy funded in the new campaign.

It’s easy to recognize the irony in crowdfunding the revival of a game that failed to be created after its own crowdfunding campaign fell through. However, Jasco Games has a lot of great games based on famous properties under their umbrella, so they’re probably the best bet to actually seeing this project through.

Here’s a link to the official announcement: jascogames.com/jasco-games-looks-to-revive-evil-dead-2-the-official-board-game

Stay tuned for more info on the Kickstarter campaign when it goes live.

Adam Savage’s Zorg Industries ZF-2

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Adam Savage of Mythbuster’s fame is no stranger to the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from ‘The Fifth Element’, having made a couple of inert replicas for himself. However, his interest in the ZF-1 has extended to producing a functioning model of the highly-versatile sci-fi weapon, dubbed the ZF-2. For the purposes of function, the ZF-2 is roughly twice the size of the ZF-1, and weighs in at 40 lbs. It also isn’t a firearm for the purposes of practicality, instead using a stabilizing camera attached to a NERF dart launcher to replace the “gun” component, however it does have all the other features of the ZF-1 seen in the movie:

– Arrow Launcher
– Net Launcher
– Flame Thrower
– Cryo Launcher
– Rocket Launcher

In short, Adam Savage’s ZF-2 is huge, impractical, and pretty damn cool.

You can see it in action at go.discovery.com/tv-shows/savage-builds/full-episodes/inside-the-episode-hollywoods-deadliest-weapon

Hollywood Collectibles – Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Prop Replica

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

This is the Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Prop Replica by Hollywood Collectibles: for people who love reproduction props, the movie ‘Aliens’, and have more money than sense. Coming in at $699.99, this isn’t for the casual collector, but to be fair, it’s extremely high-quality, and Hollywood Collectibles went through extensive effort to make it as movie-accurate as possible. To start, they tracked down all the original components that Prop Master Terry Reed used to make the original prop, just to create the master prototype that the production piece is based on. The piece itself is made of injection molded polymer, metal, and other mixed media, and also features movie-accurate working electronics and sound. Sure, it doesn’t actually track anything, but it plays a video sequence of the Xenomorphs popping up on the tracker, and the beeps becoming more rapid as they swarm in ever closer.

The M314 Motion Tracker prop replica is limited to 1000 units worldwide. If you’re interested in this, you should also check out the prop replica ‘Brown Bess’ 1/1 scale M41A Pulse Rifle, and the M240 Incinerator Replica.
www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/alien-2-aliens-c-517_519/aliens-m314-motion-tracker-prop-replica-p-23376

Fanboy Movie Friday – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Officially available on YouTube as an ad-supported release is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, a pretty crazy Sci-Fi film produced and directed by W. D. Richter, who also co-wrote (really, almost completely re-wrote from scratch) ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, so if you like that film (like me), you might just like this one as well.

Update – NIX FX – Escape From New York Mac-10 Replica

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A little under a year ago, I wrote about a limited run of Escape From New York Mac-10 Replicas created by the highly-talented NIX FX. Well, the man behind NIX FX recently contacted me directly and let me know that these replicas are still on offer. The full details are below:

“NIX FX is a purveyor of high-quality, custom movie replica props, and they’re currently offering an extremely limited run of 10 of a replica of Snake’s Mac-10 from the film ‘Escape From New York’. The replica is (as expected) non-firing, and features a detachable faux suppressor with custom scope, and leather strap. It also comes with a display plaque and stand.

The price is $475, with a deposit of $225 via PayPal. Please contact NIX FX at nickanz71@gmail.com to reserve a Mac 10 Replica or if you have any questions or want additional info.”

You should also check out the NIX FX Facebook group to see more awesome propwork: www.facebook.com/groups/434338460653287

Mad Max vs. Dick Dastardly

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Here’s a fantastic mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road and Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races created by YouTube channel Runaway Pictures Inc. The old Wacky Races music and sound effects overlaid on the Fury Road footage is what really makes the video.

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.

John Wick: Chapter 4 Already Announced!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Just minutes ago, the John Wick text service (which you could sign up for prior to John Wick: Chapter 3’s release) revealed that John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed, and it already has a release date: May 21st, 2021.

Violent Little Machine Shop Has Your John Wick Needs Covered

Friday, May 17th, 2019

“John Wick 3” releases today and VLMS has some cool items for you fans.

Gold Coin Patch Set

Continental Hotel Notepad

“Baba Yaga” Morale Patch

Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.

Orc Wars – Official Trailer

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Orc Wars is a trailer for a fantastically schlocky premise where a lone protagonist takes on a horde of fantasy-style orcs with modern firearms. The CGI is noticeably Sci-Fi Channel (I’m not calling it SyFy) bad, but the costumes for the orcs are actually pretty great, and it looks like an overall fun film.

You can support the creators, Arrowstorm Entertainment, via their Patreon page: www.patreon.com/arrowstorm

It Was The Emperor All Along!

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Gotta bring back papa Palpatine to undo all that Ryan Johnson screwiness.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Trailer 2

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So this new trailer for the upcoming John Wick 3 dropped today. Clearly, the series is becoming steadily more outlandish with every installment, but of course it’s still worth watching, because you definitely want to see how John fights off the combined efforts of a city full of assassins and a shadowy criminal organization.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum premiers in theaters May 17, 2019.

Doom: Annihilation Trailer

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

Mondo Tees – Predator Tiki Mug

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Predator on a tiki mug? Yep, everyone’s favorite alien trophy hunter, now in tiki mug form. And, on the opposite side, you get Dutch Schaefer’s picturesque mug.

Holds 40 oz of liquid, and comes in multiple colors. Seen above is the Val Verde variant, although 3 other variants (Standard, Mud Camo, and Jungle Came Alive) are also available.

mondotees.com/collections/collectibles/products/predator-tiki-mug-val-verde-variant

Hellboy – Red Band Trailer

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

After a pretty unimpressive first trailer that set a pretty weird tone for the film, Lionsgate released a new red band trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot that makes it look quite more appealing; although I didn’t really dig the orchestral cover of ‘Smoke on the Water’. Anyway, David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame) plays the titular Hellboy, and his efforts under the employ of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense to stop The Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) from destroying the world.

Hellboy premiers in theaters April 12, 2019.

Ahoy – MP40

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Ahoy is back once again with another video, this time detailing the iconic German MP40 and its inclusion in video games and films. The video starts with a brief overview of the adoption of submachine guns in 20th century warfare leading up to the development of the MP40, and also briefly recognizes some of the contemporaries of its era, including the American Thompson and Soviet PPSH-41. It’s by no means an in-depth history, but it’s still an entertaining video that shows the pedigree of the titular submachine gun, and its influence on culture and entertainment.

For more of Ahoy’s videos, check out his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1jXbVAGJQEORz9nZqb5bQ

Chronicle Collectables – Terminator Genisys Endoskeleton

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a strong desire to own a life-sized T-800 Endoskeleton model, then Chronicle Collectibles has you covered.

Coming in at an impressive 78″ in height, the T-800 Endoskeleton model is based on its apperance in Terminator Genisys, and is based on both the original production molds, and digital files used for the film. Each figure will be custom made by hand, and features custom chrome plating, red LED eyes, and a removable brain chip, as well as limited articulation in the forearms and fingers.

The Terminator Genisys T-800 model is currently available for pre-order, and will be limited to 100 pieces.

chroniclecollectibles.com/collections/featured/products/endoskeleton