Ah, promotional tie-ins. What better way to learn about a movie before it releases than through myriad promotional crossovers? Batman v Superman is no exception, and a new series of prequel comics tied into purchases of Dr Pepper have given us a pretty interesting glimpse into the movie’s world.
Human culture has reached a point of no return. The overwhelming barrage of Star Wars merchandise has pulverized the last remaining crumbs of our consumer dignity. Consider this product and cry with us: Star Wars Chicken Hot Dogs with Built-in Ketchup. And it gets worse.
A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy pretty nearby, fans lined up to buy toys of Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and other brand new characters from a movie they wouldn’t see for another three months. Only one franchise could harness that kind of blind power: Star Wars. And that’s because Star Wars and toys go together like…
Recently, the Star Wars fanbase took time off from freaking out about The Force Awakens to freak out over a rumored ban on merchandise depicting Princess Leia’s “Slave” outfit from Return of the Jedi. Many words about the matter have been said since—a lot of them pretty good!—but leave it to Leia herself to put it…
We’re done speculating how much The Force Awakens will make in its opening weekend: now it’s time to speculate how much the toys will. Wall Street Journal reports that Star Wars merchandise could make up to $2 billion between its September launch and Christmas, squeezing out its nearest competition.
Don’t take that header as me being dismissive—the current “Adult coloring book” boom is a very real thing, and even Game of Thrones is getting in on it. But holy cow, Diana Gabaldon wrote an Outlander coloring book filled with gorgeous art for you to fill in. What a time to be alive! I hope you remembered what color…
Ah, I remember it well, those opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. That part when, having crushed any sign of resistance about the Tantive IV, Darth Vader reprimanded Luke Skywalker and put him in Imperial custody. Wait, what the what?
... for your wall. Ever wanted to basically do what Skeletor never could? Now’s your chance! Well, as long as you have a rather ludicrous amount of money, this massive head of poor Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe could be yours to mount above your fireplace in a mixture of sadness and pride.
The role of movie merchandise, and the way it doesn’t include women, has been a hot discussion topic lately, with the likes of Star Wars and Marvel coming under fire — but thankfully, it looks like the upcoming Ghostbusters films won’t have that problem, and it’s thanks to the all-lady Ghostbusting team.
If you’ve been following the long saga that is Black Widow’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll know that everyone’s favourite assassin has been getting a short shrift, both on the big screen and on toy shelves. Fans have been angry for a while, but now they’re taking their grievances to the streets.
Or, as you might know it, “that spinning bronze sun thing that flies over the map while you’re humming along to the theme tune”. Yes, one of the coolest parts of Game of Thrones’ opening will soon be an elaborate display piece you put on your shelf. Perfectly for Game of Thrones though, you’ll have to buy a book to…
Remember that bit in The Voyage Home where Spock swims with some Whales because he’s goddamn Spock and he’ll do as he pleases? Well, the maddening merchandising glory that is San Diego Comic Con will never let you forget, because said scene is now a Bobblehead that you can buy at the con. What a world.
It’s not too surprising that Marvel and Fox are engaged in a little “secret war” of their own, over the licensing of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But as Fox presses forward with movies based on both properties, that war is slowly becoming public. Here’s a guide to how Marvel is trying to erase two of its biggest…
Remember that wonderful Arkham Asylum Joker statue from a few weeks ago? Now the clown prince of crime has an opponent to go up against. Or well, considering they’re just statues, have the world’s longest staring contest with.
After the recent reveal that Josh Trank is no longer directing the second Star Wars Anthology film, the folks at Starwars.com dropped some cheerful intel ahead of tomorrow’s May the Fourth geekout: all your Force Awakens swag needs (“toys, collectibles, books, and apparel”) will be met on September 4.
When you think of the Mark Hamill Joker, it's easy to recall his iconic turn in Batman: The Animated Series and the DCAU. But video game fans might remember it instead from his appearance in the Batman: Arkham games — which is now the subject of this stunning Sideshow statue.
Although their repeated use has blunted their impact a little, Doctor Who's Weeping Angels are still capable of giving young kids (and the kids at heart) a good jump-scare now and then. What better way to remind your little loved ones of such moments of terror than ensuring they never sleep again?
When you've been around as long as DC Comics, there's plenty of iconic moments in comic book history to choose from for a series of cool looking statues. But that said, I'm not entirely sure how the addition of wobbly spring-loaded bits makes them look any better.
Do you enjoy giving out candy to people and also freaking them out at the same time? Yes? Good! Then these are just for you. Look into that Thor's eyes and tell me you wouldn't say no to a dig around in his candy bowl.
We already know that Spider-Man is the biggest money making superhero on the planet, but get this: merely the announcement of being linked to Marvel's Cinematic Universe has seen merchandise based on the webslinger skyrocket in popularity.