I always thought that George R.R. Martin‘s epic, Song of Ice and Fire would have been a great animated series, but that was only because I could have never imagined that it was possible to recreate the story in a live action television series until Game of Thrones was released. I’m guessing artist, Тхе Мичо had the same idea as he has created over 300 portraits of characters from Song of Ice and Fire. Some of the illustrations seems like they were inspired by Game of Thrones, but there are a huge amount of illustrations for characters that were created before they appeared in the series and it’s pretty amusing how close they are. You can check out all 300+ illustrations on Тхе Мичо’s Facebook fan page.
Whoa, whoa, WHOA! Tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail has posted that the current and Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith has called is quits on Doctor Who. Of course, it’s only a tabloid so you shouldn’t pay too much attention to it, but now, The Telegraph is reporting that Matt Smith is indeed quitting the gig that put him on the map after shooting the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special and 2013 Christmas special.
“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.
“I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience.
“Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.”
“The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable.
“Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.”
Even though this was bound to happen, this is still sad news considering Matt Smith is loved by many new and old Whovians. It will now be interesting to see who will be taking over as the Twelveth Doctor.
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. This is exciting! THR has just broke news that Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy camp just added another star to their already impressive ensemble. This time, ex-Doctor Who companion and ginger bombshell, Karen Gillan has been cast as an villain for the film. Gillan will be joining Lee Pace and Michael Rooker as the villains in the film. Gillan’s character has not been revealed yet, but rumors is that she will be playing an main alien baddie. I think it is safe to say that every geek boy and girl is very excited about this news. I sure am! Which villain do you think that Gillan will be playing?
Directed by James Gunn, Karen Gillan joins Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, and John C. Reilly. Guardians of the Galaxy drops on August 1, 2014
Summer is here and the the sun is blistering. It looks like it’s beach season. If you’re looking for the right swimsuit that satisfies your geek and fashion needs, why not give ROMWE‘s line of DC Comic bikinis some consideration. As cool as these bikinis are, I have a sneaking suspicion that these bikinis are not legit and not approved by DC Comics. I only say that because the bikini with Batman and Superman on the bikini top is listed as “Super Man & Spider-Man“. Yeeaaah.
Where to buy: ROMWE
Yes. I do realize that I always say that any toy that rolls out of Hot Toys is “the greatest action figure ever made”, but in this case, IT’S TRUE! Hot Toys has just rolled out three insanely awesome collectibles all from the iconic film, RoboCop! There will be a total of three amazing releases starting with:
RoboCop 1:6 scale “Die-Cast Movie Masterpiece Series” Action Figure
Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop. From the 1987 classic, RoboCop, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Hot Toys’ RoboCop MMS Diecast Sixth Scale Figure. The newest addition to Hot Toys MMS Diecast series is specially designed with diecast material for greater realism. The MMS Diecast series brings fans a higher level of authenticity, focusing on materials, fine details and engineering.
The movie-accurate RoboCop MMS Diecast Sixth Scale Figure is highly detailed, featuring a newly sculpted body, metallic black, grey and silver armor, and interchangeable lower faces. RoboCop speaks six memorable quotes from the film, allowing fans to recreate their favorite scenes.
RoboCop with “Mechanical Chair” 1:6 scale “Die-Cast Movie Masterpiece Series” Action Figure
Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop. From the 1987 classic, RoboCop, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Hot Toys’ RoboCop MMS Diecast Sixth Scale Figure, featuring RoboCop’s mechanical chair from the Metro West maintenance chamber. The newest addition to Hot Toys MMS Diecast series is specially designed with diecast material for greater realism. The MMS Diecast series brings fans a higher level of authenticity, focusing on materials, fine details and engineering.
ED-209 1:6 scale “Die-Cast Movie Masterpiece Series” Action Figure
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present Hot Toys’ ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure, from the 1987 classic, Robocop. The movie-accurate ED-209 is highly detailed featuring a newly sculpted body, interchangeable battle damaged arm, and improved articulation in the arms, legs and claws to better simulate the enforcement droid’s movements. The ED-209 MMS Sixth Scale Figure speaks three memorable quotes along with various sound effects from the film.
I have to admit that the best part of these releases are that these suckers will be die-cast and not made of cheap plastic. On top of that, Hot Toys is now venturing into adding electronic sounds and voices into their collectibles. All that just might be the reason that these RoboCop figures will set up back $300-$450 each. However, I’m guessing these will be a worthy investment for any RoboCop lover.
This is pretty awesome. Jeremy Bartlett AKA JermTube put together an impressive collection of custom Magic the Gathering cards featuring characters of Game of Thrones. What I really enjoy the most is that the card mechanics aren’t silly and they actually reflect the character that they feature. I think Jeremy is really on to something here and I wish Wizards of the Coast and HBO will considering putting together a little Magic inspired Game of Thrones game! On that note, how long before “Cersei Lannister, Queen Regent” starts tapping “Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer”?