Comic-Con Trailers: The Best of the Best, Ranked
You might not have asked for it, but it’s here — someone has reimagined “Futurama” as a live-action series in the trailer for an upcoming fan film called “Fan-o-rama.”
Check out the trailer, which puts an accurate (albeit, slightly disturbing) spin on Leela, Fry, Bender, and the rest of Planet Express, below:
LEGO has announced its latest approved LEGO Ideas submission — a set of eight build-able characters based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, “Adventure Time.” The set includes the bricks and instructions for Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Gunter and the Ice King.
The “Adventure Time” set began as a Lego Ideas submission from Ludovic Piraud, a diehard fan of the “Adventure Time” series. The submission was a hit with the Lego Ideas community, garnering more than 10,000 supporters.
“Mercury Insurance covers it all,” according to their website, including — apparently — superheroes. In a thirty-second advertisement published to YouTube, the insurance company claims to cover collateral damage caused by caped crusaders.
“The red guy threw my car at the blue guy, and the blue guy had a freeze ray,” says the distressed claimant, standing in his destroyed living room.
“We see that a lot this time of year,” his agent responds.
Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox face legal allegations over unpaid merchandising rights to the Batcycle from the 1966 “Batman” series.
Fans of “Star Trek” will now get the chance to explore outer space in a new ride called “Star Trek: Operation Enterprise.”
Japan toy manufacturer Good Smile Company is adding a Korra toy to its revered Nendoroid line of anime figures. Including the base, the figure stands approximately 10cm (or 4″) tall, and is selling for 4,800¥ (or approximately $47 USD) in November.
Like other figures in the Nendoroid line, the “Legend of Korra”-based toy is adjustable for various action poses. The figure also comes with bended “water” and “fire,” accurate to the representation of elements in Nickelodeon’s hit “Avatar: The Last Airbender” spinoff.
What if “Mad Max” was set in Los Angeles? Illustrator Scott Park used that premise in a new art series that takes classic cars from movies and television and gives them a “Mad Max”-ian spin.
Park used cars from “Ghostbusters,” “Batman ’66,” “Back to the Future,” “Toy Story,” “Scooby Doo,” “Dukes of Hazard,” “Arrested Development,” “Knight Rider,” “Akira,” and many other properties for the mashup art. You can check out each illustration below:
We finally know where to find Scooby Doo, everyone — in the Oxford Dictionary. The term “Scooby snack” has been added to the latest edition of the comprehensive dictionary series, thus making the term for Scooby’s favorite snack an official word in the English language.
The official definition for “Scooby snack” says, “A snack, esp. given as a reward or inducement; spec. a bite-sized treat or a large multilayered sandwich (likened to those eaten by the cartoon character Scooby Doo)… Also: food eaten to satisfy a hunger induced by drinking, smoking, or drug use.”
Italian artist Valeriano Fatica knows his way around produce. The food artist has done some pretty insane things with fruits and vegetables, like this Joker made out of a pumpkin or these Dragon Ball Z characters carved out of potatoes. But Fatica has shown a particular affinity for watermelons, and his latest creation may be his best use yet of the giant, round melons.
It’s hard getting over a cancelled TV series, but Dark Horse is making it that much less difficult by introducing new adult coloring books for cult sci-fi/fantasy properties “Serenity” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” On sale this fall, both books come printed on thick, heavyweight 10 x 10-inch pages, for the affordable price of $14.99 USD.
Illustrated by Jed Henry, the “Avatar” book was crafted in collaboration with series creators Michel Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko to ensure the most authentic “Avatar” coloring experience.
The original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are kicking their way over to Funko in four new Pop! figures. Following the release of the Red, White and Pink Rangers, the Green, Black, Yellow and Blue Rangers will make their Funko debut this summer.
According to the official announcement,
The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are ready for battle! Between the Green Ranger’s martial arts skills, Black Ranger’s strength, Yellow Ranger’s quick wit, and Blue Ranger’s intelligence, there’s nothing they can’t overcome! Complete your Pop! Power Rangers collection this August!
If the Star Wars movies have taught us anything, it’s that Stormtroopers have terrible aim. But clearly what they lack in accuracy, they make up for on the dance floor.
Appearing Saturday on Britain’s Got Talent, the six members of Boogie Storm initially baffled the judges with their Stormtrooper armor, to say nothing of their silence. However, they quickly proved they can move to more than the “Imperial March,” as they broke out an impressive routine to a medley of songs ranging from “Sax” and “Watch Me” to “Gangnam Style” and “Single Ladies.”
Like virtually everyone else, Target is gearing up for the premiere next month of Captain America: Civil War. But, as Target is a retail chain, its preparation takes the form of a TV commercial — a cute one at that.
Called “United We Play,” the new 30-second spot depicts kids on the world’s greatest playground (at “Target Academy,” no less) using their imaginations, and official Marvel costumes, toys and accessories, to stage their own Civil War. Naturally, that takes the form of a game of tag.
The rules of “Pup Quiz” are simple: Two players — in this case, Batman v Superman star Ben Affleck and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — are asked trivia “based on animal things.” If the player answers correctly, he’s receives a cute golden retriever puppy; if he responds incorrectly, the puppy goes to his opponent. We said “simple,” not “logical.”
To commemorate the opening of Dawn of Justice, the puppies in Thursday’s game were made even more adorable by costumes that transformed them into furry little Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batgirl and Supergirl. (Awwwwww.)
Crocs is jumping on the superhero craze with their latest ad, featuring an adorable cape-clad family spending the day at an amusement park.
While the Crocs in the spot aren’t specifically superhero-branded, there are indeed licensed Marvel, DC and Star Wars Crocs out there.