Funko Friday: TMNT Pop! Vinyl Party Wagon

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Funko are renowned for creating adorable pop culture figures – designed with the Chibli style in mind, making them all cute as a button. Even the villains of various fandoms appear harmless in this form. They look like big headed babies with bug eyes. Characters don’t seem to be the only thing that Funko are creating however. Joining their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line up is the TMNT party Wagon.

The little van is cute as ever, with space for one Pop! Vinyl in the front seat – a perfect addition to anybody’s Funko collection, especially if they already have the turtles in their grasp. The Party Wagon does come with a Pop! of its own – Michelangelo, eating a slice of pizza, but if you decide he’s not worthy of driving the van around, you can swap him out.

The van is available to buy from Amazon.

Frozen Fever

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Frozen is insanely popular with children and adults alike, and having made around 1.3 billion dollars at box office, it’s officially the biggest animated movie of all time. Personally, I don’t see the big deal.. But I’ve got some news you Frozen fans out there will love – Frozen is getting a sequel.

Ok, so it’s not a full length sequel, it’s more of a one off ‘short’. How short it will actually be, I don’t know, but according to Variety, the miniature movie will be called Frozen Fever, and will be about Anna’s birthday. ‘Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk’. Olaf will also make an appearance.

There are currently no details on when the short will be released, but Spring 2015 is being thrown around. It’s also unclear as to how everyone will be able to watch Frozen Fever. The short will be directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and a brand new, original song will be created so you can all finally stop singing ‘Let it go’.

Artist Alley: Badass Pop-culture 2

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At the beginning of the year I showed you guys some awesome illustrations created by Sylvain Sarrailh. He had taken animated pop culture characters, and transformed them into realistic, bad ass versions of their former selves. His creations included a Kill Bill style Barbie, hipster Bart and Lisa Simpson, some blood splattered Powerpuff Girls, drugged up Alice in Wonderland, and four hazmat suited Teletubies.

He’s now back with even more illustrations that will ruin your childhood and soil your innocence. Check out his killer versions of The Little Mermaid, Zelda, Pink Panther, Yoshi, Finn and Jake, Beetlejuice, The South Park boys, Hello Kitty (he obviously didn’t get the ‘Hello Kitty isn’t a cat’ memo), Pac-Man, Pikachu, Elsa, Repunzal, Wall-E, and Toothless. I don’t think I’d want to run into any of these guys on the street.

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Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 20th July ‘14

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– Evageline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) in the upcoming Ant-Man movie. This new casting has been accompanied by the announcement that three actors have dropped out of the movie. Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard, and Kevin Weisman left following the departure of ex-director, Edgar Wright.

– Boom! Studios is creating a new comic based on the movie Escape from New York. They released a teaser image over the weekend, of Snake Plissken with the tag line ‘I thought you were dead?’. It is also rumoured that a reboot of the movie is in talks.

– A Guardians of the Galaxy sequal has just been announced, and already has a release date of 28th July 2017. The first movie isn’t even out yet, but it seems like producers are convinced it will be a hit.

– Marvel have announced a brand new line of Star Wars comic books, following the story of the original trilogy. The first comic, titled Star Wars will be written by Jason Aaron, the second will be called Star Wars: Darth Vader, and will be written by Kieron Gillen. A final comic titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, will be written by Mark Waid and consists of a 5 issue miniseries.

– Guardians of the Galaxy is being turned into a animated television series. Marvel have announced that the new show will be aired on the Disney XD channel but not much else is known at the present.

– A Star Trek / Planet of the Apes crossover comic has been announced by IDW and Boom! Studios. The miniseries will be written by Scott and David Tipton, accompanied by the artistic work of Rachael Scott.

– IDW are creating an Edward Scissorhands comic, just in time for Halloween. Writen by Kate Leth, with art from Drew Rausch, the comic book will be appearing on shelves in Autumn.

Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 8th June ‘14

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– Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) has been rumoured to play Aquaman in the upcoming Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. At the moment this really is just a rumour, though Momoa seems to have let it slip a little in interviews.

– Popular card game; Magic the Gathering, is going to be turned into a motion picture by Hasbro and Fox. The movie is set to be directed by one of Game of Thrones directors, writers, and producers – Bryan Cogman. Details on release and storyline are currently under wraps.

– Hasbro will also be launching a brand new animated Transformers series, which will be released in 2015. The cartoon, titled Transformers: Robots in disguise, will give current Autobots such as Bumblebee a redesign, while adding new members to the team – Sideswipe and Fixit.

– Simon Pegg is rumoured to have a part in Star Wars Episode VII after being seen on the set in Abu Dhabi. Pegg has played the part of Scotty in JJ Abrams two Star Trek movies, so is already familiar with the Star Wars director.

– Cartoon series, The Magic School Bus, is being remade by Netflix. They will be teaming up with Scholastic Media to create a CG animated version of the popular 1990’s kids show. There will be 26 episodes all together, launching in 2016.

– Bob Kane, the co-creator of Batman, is getting his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His plaque will appear on the Boulevard in 2015, alongside a group of other celebrities, including Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Peter Jackson, Will Ferrell, and Jennifer Garner.

– Vincent D’Onofrio will be playing the part of crime lord The Kingpin in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series; Daredevil. Rosario Dawson has also been cast to appear in the series, but her character is currently unknown. Rumours suggest that it could be Maya Lopez (Echo)

– Resident Evil is adding a sixth movie to its franchise, but this will apparently be its last. Titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the script is currently in progress, though there is currently no news as to when the movie will go into production.

Smells like Sailor Spirit..

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The brand new Sailor Moon series is due to start in July 2014, and Bandai seem to be trying to cash in on it as much as possible. The latest addition to the brand merchandise – perfume. To be fair, it does look glorious.

The eau de toilette is modelled on Sailor Moon herself – picture gems and ribbons. The pink 50ml bottle is topped with a golden crown, and adorned with hearts, bows, crescents, and lots of rhinestones. It’s scent is a mixture of lemon, peach, rose, Jasmin, amber, vanilla, and various other overly feminine fragrances. It really is very lovely, perfect for a fan of the anime.

It’s not available until November, however you can pre-order it now for 5,400 yen, which is only about £31.

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