Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Teen Titans Star in Boomerang’s Memorial Day Marathon

Twelve Action-Driven Hours of Original Animated Series Hail Start of Summer on Monday, May 25. 12 p.m.-12a.m.

Fighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, the D.C. Comics Teen Titans are five super heroes who are living proof that you’re never too young to save the planet. Twenty-nine hand-selected episodes of the hit animated series will air uninterrupted over 12 hours on the commercial-free Boomerang network, Monday, May 25, starting at 12 noon and culminating at 12 a.m. (ET). Teen Titans originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2003 to great viewer and critical acclaim, making the series an instant classic for younger generations and a TV favorite for comic book fans of all ages.

Based on the long-running DC Comics series, Teen Titans features five teenage superheroes who each exhibit special powers. The team is led by Robin, the acrobatic and daring group leader with a stocked utility belt and no fear. Beast Boy, small in stature and quick with a joke, can shift into the form of any animal, from a tiger to a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Starfire is new to Earth and naïve to its ways, but when it is time for a throw-down, she fights as hard as any of the others. The spooky, deadpan Raven can control inanimate objects with her powerful mental abilities. Hulking Cyborg is half-man, half-machine and the most powerful member of the team.

But Teen Titans is not all about superpowers and bad guys. Like most teens, they love hanging out with their friends, playing video games and going to parties. And also like most adolescents, they each are trying to find their place in the world and deal with their growing pains as best as they can.

“A Teen Titans marathon is the perfect way to ring in the summer,” Said Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Boomerang and Cartoon Network. “Teen Titans shows us that we can be capable of great things while still having a little fun.”

Highlights of the marathon include:
• 12 p.m. (ET): “How Long is Forever?” – A super-thief from the future called WARP travels back in time to steal a priceless antique. But when the Teen Titans show up to stop him, the villain tries to escape.

• 2:05 p.m. (ET): “Date with Destiny” - A creepy criminal known as KILLER MOTH threatens to destroy the city with a flying army of MUTANT MOTHS unless Teen Titan ROBIN agrees to take KILLER MOTH’s spoiled-rotten teenage daughter KITTEN to her junior prom!

• 3:45 p.m. (ET): “Betrayal” - After a few weeks as a Teen Titan, TERRA has everything she ever wanted: a nice home, good friends, and even a little romance with BEAST BOY. Everything seems perfect...but is it?

• 4:35 p.m. (ET): “Aftershock: Part One” – A long-lost friend of the Teen Titans returns with a vengeance , and SLADE orders OVERLOAD, CINDERBLOCK, and PLASMUS to launch a series of sinister strikes all over the city. Can our heroes stop three monsters, SLADE, and their newest enemy?


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Check Out NECA's SDCC '09 Exclusives!

"And They Called It 'San Diego'..."

That's right, we're once again dutifully heading to San Diego Comic Con, July 22-26, and we're bringing our best convention exclusives yet!

Feast your eyes and behold!

Street Fighter 4 Guile in Charlie Costume
Based on the DLC Classic Costume Pack from Street Fighter 4, Guile pays tribute to his war buddy Charlie by donning his classic costume. This figure features over 30 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, and a newly sculpted torso and vest.

Dead Space Isaac Clarke in Unitology Suit
Isaac comes with LED Lights on the mask and spine, more than 20 points of articulation and the Unitology version of the Cutter weapon (not pictured). He features unique deco to recreate his Unitology Suit from the Dead Space video game.

Gears of War Lambent Locust Grenadier
An exclusive version of the Locust, mutated from prolonged exposure to Imulsion. The convention special Lambent Grenadier features a translucent head, torso and upper arms, with all new deco to recreate the Lambent ranks of the Locust and the Gnasher shotgun.

TMNT April O’Neil with Mousers
NECA proudly presents this special edition April O’Neil action figure, based on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. April is fully poseable and comes with two menacing Mouser villains with articulated jaws. Celebrate 25 years of TMNT with this exclusive set.

Coraline in Star Spangled Sweater
This special edition figure of Coraline from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman's hit stop motion film features a brand new outfit and facial expression not available anywhere else. Coraline also sports a fully poseable bendable doll body and articulation at the neck, wrists and boots, and comes with a doll stand for display.

Note: In light of the economic situation and in gratitude to collectors and fans, NECA is proud to announce that for the sixth consecutive year the prices for our Exclusives will remain the same at the low price of $20 each.

Due to the increased costs of freight and storage at the convention site itself, we're bringing in smaller edition sizes on all of our exclusives. For those unable to attend the San Diego Comic Con, we will be offering limited quantities online through the NECA store on Watch for more details closer to the event.

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Matt Wagner Grendel cover; Hero Comics!


The full details on Hero Comics are here, and here's a piece of the puzzle that just rolled in yesterday—Matt Wagner's 100% kickass Grendel cover, as colored by maestro Dave Stewart!

Remember, Hero Comics, 32 pages of great and all-new material. Debuts San Diego con, 22 JUL, and in stores 29 JUL. August-ship Diamond Previews, 090950. If I was you, I'd get a copy. Seriously, I would!


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Who’s Toys R Us Gonna Call?

Ghostbusters Toys R Us Minimates! That’s who!

The guys battle it out with your favorite Ghoulies… for example:

Dr. Egon Spangler & The Library Ghosts! (Next time, think twice about using your cell in the library!)

Gooey Ray Stantz & Exploding Stay Puft (Poor Poor Ray. He STILL screams in the Candy aisle.)

Slimed Peter Venkman & Clear Slimer (Nothing says “I’m the Star!” like getting slimed by a hungry ghost!)

Ghostbusters 2 Winston Zeddmore & Terror Dog (He wanted a Ghost Job! Not a Pet Sitting Gig!)

Courtroom Peter Venkman & Washington Square Ghost (Note to self: Don’t take NYC Subways)

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SDCC #1 - Dark Avengers Minimates!

Ripped from the best-selling Dark Avengers comic, the latest Marvel Minimates box set features Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers as never before!

Including Ares, Sentry, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye, this set is perfect for fans of the villainous Avengers and completes the Dark Avengers lineup started with the Toys R Us Exclusive Dark Avengers box set!

This set contains:
Ares - One of only two Avengers to remain on the team after Norman Osborn’s rise to power, Ares now uses his powers as the god of war to hunt down his former colleagues.
Sentry - The awesome power of the Sentry can stop virtually any opponent, however Robert Reynolds’ own inner demons remain his most challenging obstacle.
Ms Marvel - Moonstone’s adoption of the Carol Danvers’ alter ego and costume means there’s a new super hero in town - the all-new Ms. Marvel!
Hawkeye - Now taking anti-psychotic medication and wearing Hawkeye’s old costume, the super villain formerly known as Bullseye has a chance to make amends for his crimes - but will the devious marksman take the opportunity to change?

Only available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, this set will retail for $16 and is limited to 2,000 pieces.


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Diamond Select Shipping Date Update! 5/20/09

These dates represent Diamond's best estimated in-store dates and may change as production warrants.

Diamond will be updating these dates through their blog in an effort to bring customers the most up-to-date information possible. See the full list after the jump.

MAY 2009
Marvel Minimates Series 25 Asst
Marvel Minimates Series 26 Asst

JUNE 2009
Star Trek TNG Enterprise D Ship
Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Mace Windu
Terminator 2 Minimates Singles Display

Marvel Select Movie Wolverine
Star Trek TOS Tricorder Replica
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Kirk & Spock Two-Pack
Terminator 2 Ultimate Quarter Scale T-800

JULY 2009
Back to the Future Marty Cap Replica
Ghostbusters Minimates Series 1 Box Set
Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bank
Schoolgirl Dawn PVC Statue
Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Anakin Skywalker

Marvel Select Wolverine Action Figure
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Phaser Replica
Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Emperor Palpatine Figure

Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Jedi Luke Skywalker Figure
Terminator 2 Minimates Series 1 Asst

Back to the Future Time Machine
Marvel Minimates Series 27 Set
Marvel Minimates Series 28 Set
Marvel Select Marvel Girl
Marvel Select Sabretooth

Star Trek DS9 Sisko in Command Chair
Star Wars Darth Vader Unmasked Bust Bank
Stargate SG-1 Series 5 PX Ba’al Figure
Stargate SG-1 Series 5 Set
Marvel Minimates Wolverine Through the Ages Box Set

Marvel Select Kree Mar-Vell

BSG Series 4 PX Admiral Cain Action Figure
BSG Series 4 Action Figure Asst (Adama, Roslin, Apollo)
Godfather Minimates Box Set

BSG Starbuck & Leoben Action Figure Two-Pack
Star Trek TOS Series 5 Action Figure Set
Star Wars Jedi Council Yoda Bank

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3 Exciting Mezco Items

Mezco presents a 1st look at 3 new and exciting items!

Take a look!!!

Mezco celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of A Nightmare On Elm Street with a deluxe 12inch scale Freddy Krueger figure. Featuring nearly a dozen points of articulation, this rotocast killer features a real cloth film accurate sweater. Lift the sweater to reveal the souls of Freddy’s victims imprisoned in his chest. Freddy features a miniature of the marionette as seen in his 3rd film, and a removable

Living Dead Dolls Pencil Toppers
Get a head of the class with your Living Dead Dolls Pencil Toppers. Each topper is an accurate miniature recreation of your favorite LDD. Series one contains the disembodied heads of: Sybil, Schitzo, and Sadie. Fits most common size pens and pencils (not included). Collect them all! Each individually carded.

Living Dead Dolls Series 18
Halloween returns and brings with it the scariest Trick Or Treaters ever seen! Living Dead Dolls series 18 features five terrifying new dolls who ask for treats but bring with them nothing but tricks!

(Available September/ October 2009)


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IDW Represents at Transformers Convention

Exclusive Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Cover

Join IDW this month at BotCon 2009 to celebrate 25 years of Transformers! The official Transformers convention will be held in Pasadena, Calif., from May 28-31. In addition to hanging out with IDW staff, attendees also have the chance to meet many of the talented creators behind your favorite Transformers comics!

Plus, IDW will be marking this special occasion by offering convention-goers a chance to pick up Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #1 with a BotCon exclusive cover by fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa! This limited edition comic will be available while supplies last.


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