G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals box design for 2015 Convention Set

Sometimes I miss the years where we got actual artwork…  but the tiger print does look neat.  First revealed on the GIJoeCon Facebook Page, check out the image mirrored below.

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Michael Bay and Akiva Goldsman working together to expand Transformers film universe

Hrmm.

I’m a diehard 80s kid, and an even more diehard toy fan. In actuality, the Transformers films, if done correctly, should fall right in my sweet spot.

I’ll argue that the first film was actually pretty fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly in 2007 when I was lucky enough to see the premier with some great friends at Botcon that year. But they’ve gone consistently downhill since then, which is almost unfathomable because Revenge of the Fallen was absolutely horrific, and somehow, some way, Age of Extinction ended up being worse. I think it broke some laws of physics somewhere.

So when Deadline reports that Michael Bay and Akiva Goldsman are putting their heads together to expand the Transformers cinematic universe into more developed sequels and spin offs, I can only say..

Hrrm.

So far, one might argue, Bay has failed to produce a single coherent Transformers film. Now, somehow he’s expected to help develop multiples at once? Yeah, let’s see how that works out for them.

And I know the question tingling on everyone’s tongue… could this, at some point, wrap into the G.I. Joe film universe somehow?

Honestly, I don’t know. It certainly doesn’t seem like it, but if Hasbro is investing time and money into further building upon their film world, one would think A Real American Hero might benefit from some of that attention.

Guess we’ll see…

Check out the full article on Deadline.com

Op-Grimlock.

Meet Quicksilver and the Scarlett Witch from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Thanks to Marvel Studios and the wonders of the Avengers initiative, people everywhere now consider Iron Man, Thor, and Loki household names. However, two new additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are relative unknowns.

A featurette on YouTube today hopes to change that, focusing on the ‘Super Siblings’ of the Avengers sequel. Check it out below.

Meanwhile, over on Buzzfeed.com, a long form article outlining the history of the two characters, plus a look at their role in the film can help shed some light on these two characters as well.

Hot Toys Mark VII Stealth Iron Man

It amazes me at just how deep down the Iron Man rabbit hole Hot Toys manages to go, and I imagine they find folks only too eager to drop down there with them. Those high end collectors bank rolling full “Halls of Armor” with $200+ 1:6 scale figures are a community of folks I’m sure I’ll never mix with, but I can’t argue how gorgeous the toys are.

The Mark VII Stealth Iron Man is from the first Avengers film and looks striking in this new dark paint scheme. Check out the newly revealed images below. Pre-Order information sure to follow.