Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Mark 1 official images by Hot Toys

While this particular entry into the Age of Ultron toy collection isn’t something I’m tempted to pick up, I can’t argue with the craftsmanship here. The sculpting on the various cybernetic parts, as well as the exposed machinery and wiring? Pretty astounding looking stuff.

Hot Toys has released the official images of this Ultron Mark I and yes it is a thing of beauty, even if I prefer the more finished version.

Check out the Hot Toys Facebook Page, and images are also mirrored below.

Promos for next week’s Agents of SHIELD and The Flash

It’s Wednesday morning, which means we’ve moved on to next week’s installments of Agents of SHIELD and The Flash.  Check out the promo videos below!

“The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.

“The Trap” – Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier.

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #213

So, here we are…in case it wasn’t evident by the image of the grim

reaper on the cover, this is where it happens. Where the “Death of
Snake Eyes” comes to a head.

Spoiler territory in this review, so be prepared.

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Transformers: Combiner Wars Off Road

Unlike the other Stunticons and Aerialbots, I don’t have a real nostalgic attachment to Off Road, and even the package proclaims him as the “newest” member of the Stunticons. Truth be told, when the news about Wildrider/Brake Neck was revealed, part of me wondered if I really needed this one. But, as usual, my need for a pseudo-complete Menasor overwrote all common sense, and I bought this guy anyway.

You know, I’m kinda glad I did.

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Mammoth 100th Episode of What’s on Joe Mind is online

Holy…

Yeah, this is a big ‘un.  For our landmark 100th episode of What’s on Joe Mind, we wanted to pull out all the stops, but I don’t think any of us envisioned the result would be a close to five hour marathon of G.I. Joe talk!

All that being said, there is something here for everyone.  We talk to Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys about the Eagle Force Returns and Captain Action Kickstarter…and we break a special bit of news about them as well!

Along the way, we invite Cobra Commander himself to read from the mailbag, take listener calls, and break down all the latest (as of a month ago) news!

As always, find the latest episode at Podbean, and it’s also embedded below.  Show Notes are after the break.

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Marvel and Netflix announce second season of Daredevil

The reaction was so swift and intense, it was almost obvious that a second season of the landmark Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil would be in the offering.  However, with the two media giants planning four separate series, leading into the Defenders, it was a bit dubious as to how a second season might be approached.

Well, in 2016 we’ll find out.

According to Marvel, a second season of Daredevil is on the blocks for 2016, which will seemingly coincide with the first seasons of Luke Cage and Iron Fist (AKA Jessica Jones supposedly hits later this year).  This may make continuity a bit tricky, but it could also serve to add some nice depth to this shared universe before leading into The Defenders.  If it were any other company, I might be worried how they’d juggle this all, but Marvel Studios seems to have a very firm grasp on how their properties all play in the same sandbox, so I have little doubt that will extend to this Netflix partnership.

Another interesting item to note is that according to Variety, showrunner Steven DeNight will not be joining Daredevil in its second season, which will instead be led by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez.  It should be noted that both Petrie and Ramirez were executive producers on the first season, so it will not be a very steep learning curve.

This is exciting news for sure.  I recently wrapped up the 13 episode first season of Daredevil, and I’ll be more than happy to digest another 13!

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