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17 January 2017

New Trailer for “JOURNEY TO THE WEST 2: The Demons Strike Back” See Serious Fighting


This new trailer for the upcoming “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back” does away with the guffaws seen in earlier trailers, and goes straight to the jugular of seriousness and violence, pitting the disciple and the master against each other.

西遊伏妖篇 premieres 28 January 2017 in Singapore,

16 January 2017

Threezero Teases Pedro Pascal in 1/6, from Zhang Yimou’s #TheGreatWall


Threezero surprises folks with a teaser pic of their upcoming 1/6th adaptation of Zhang Yimou’s THE GREAT WALL feature film, with actor Pedro Pascal’s “Pero Tovar”!

I have no doubt Matt Damon’s “William Garin” will see the light of toy-day, and as interesting to see a Andy Lau (as “Strategist Wang”), at least one of the 5 squads in battle armor to be made toy, innit?

Who else would you want to see Threezero release as 1/6th-scaled armoured acton figures? :)

15 January 2017

‘Symphony of Violence’ Supercut for #JohnWick


Relive the first JOHN WICK film with this snazzy ‘Symphony of Violence’ Supercut that should thrill gun-loving folks, alas lol

It too reminds folks that JOHN WICK is a highly dangerous fictional character that kills for money, and “justice”, as he seeks in the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2, in theaters February 10, 2017.

DAMtoys’ License To Do Assassin's Creed (Film & Video Games)

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1/6th-scaled action figures brand DAMtoys has just announced their license for production of “Assassin's Creed” from the movie and video game series! Known for their - shall we say - “creative sculptural appropriation” of select (well known) western actors, having a legit license is awesome, methinks!

Hey, I HEART their figures, and if I had only one budget for ONE 1/6th-line, I would be collecting THEIR WORKS, NO B.S.!

No images besides these ads posted here, and their official mention on Facebook (read below) … and hoping for interested fans, that this is not just a “specific territories” license, and that they are able to sell / distribute “overseas” outside of Hong Kong / Asia.
PRESS: "We are glad to announce Damtoys is licensed to bring a range of collectibles from Both Assassin's Creed movie and video game series.

We will present you collectible figures from the most popular video game series officially licensed by UBISOFT. And also officially licensed figures from Movie by 20th Century Fox, features Michael Fassbenderr and Marion Cotillard. Please stay turn for our updates! Thank you!"
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“CHiPs” Joins The Latest 70s TV Revival Unto Film

"Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.

The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way."

Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run,” TV’s “Parenthood”) and Michael Peña (“The Martian”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action comedy “CHiPs.” Based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series created by Rick Rosner, Shepard also wrote the script and does directing duties for this revival/reboot - featuring dick-jokes nd a general haha-very reminiscent of “21st Jump Street” - which I enjoyed! LOL

The film also stars Rosa Salazar (“Insurgent”), Adam Brody (“Think Like a Man Too”), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars” - Dax’s wife), and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Jurassic World”).

CHiPS premieres March 24, 2017, in the USA. The trailer was premiered on Kimmy Kimmel Live, after an elaborate-ish opening, seen on the video below.

”CHiPS” Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Dax Shepard on ELLEN:

O.G. “CHiPs” TV Opening!

12 January 2017

GUARDIANS “Final” Trailer #Zaschitniki


Russia’s THE GUARDIANS film see’s it’s “Final” trailer unleashed, before it’s premiere on February 23rd 2017, in Russia.

We get to see all the ”Zaschitniki” heroes in action, including “Arsus” - whose now seen as “full bear” form FTW! Also we get to see more of “Kuratov” - who is the main villain / antagonist of the story.


And while there is currently no listing nor information of the film’s release worldwide, outside of Russia, be advised to keep a lookout for the film’s titles; “The Guardians”, “The Defenders” and the Russian name “Защитники”.

Also to note, as mentioned on the film’s Wiki-page, a sequel, “Guardians 2”, is planned, with Turbo Films, the Chinese distributor of the first film, as a co-production company.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND - Japanese Trailer #2 & Toy Sets Reveal


New “International” / Japanese trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND shows us more monsters to be had, with handy screen-grabs for y’all below - whose existence is sorta confirmed with the “toy sets” revealed! Check out the video slideshow at bottom of this post (made with images from Idle Hands).

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Stop trying to look-up at giant monkey ball-sacks, yeah?
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They killed off Kong’s family … this time it’s “personal”…!
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ROCK DOG - Trailers & Character Posters

STORY: "For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star. Yet that means defying his father's wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary - and reclusive - musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.

If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves' plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he's always dreamed of being: More than a dog ... more than a Rock God... he'll be a ROCK DOG!"
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Meet Bodi and his friends in new character posters for ROCK DOG! Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, and Mae Whitman star in the exciting new animated family comedy from the Academy Award® nominated writer-director of SURF'S UP and co-director of TOY STORY 2.

Bring the entire family to join in on the fun with this stellar cast when ROCK DOG arrives in theaters February 24th, 2017!


Summit Premiere presents, a Huayi Brothers Media Corp. and Mandoo Pictures production, in association with Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, and Dream Factory Group.

Cast: JK Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia with Matt Dillon, and Sam Elliot as Fleetwood Yak
Directed By: Ash Brannon
Screenplay By: Ash Brannon and Kurt Voelker
Story By: Ash Brannon and Zheng Jun
Based on 'Tibetan Rock Dog' by: Zheng Jun
Distributor: Lionsgate's Summit Premiere
Rated: PG

11 January 2017

Mamoru Oshii's SAND WHALE AND ME on Toonami

"Sand Whale and Me” is the story of a female paratrooper in the distant future who is stranded in a vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. If she can't, her life may just hang in the balance.“

“Sand Whale and Me” is a 25 minute, 5 part short film from director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. premiering in Toonami on March 18th ((in celebration of Toonami's 20th anniversary).

Presented in a “hybrid” live action X CG style, folks who’d watched Oshii’s 2009 “Assault Girls“ would instantaneously recognise the style (I have a “thing” for that film quite a bit actually), and visually it doesn’t seemed to have changed as much LOL … hey, in fact, is the story now a “continuation” of the previous feature film?

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Teaser for ASSAULT GIRLS:

In “Assault Girls”, there is also an entirely red-clad Female warrior known as “COLONEL” (played by Hinako Saeki). This is her character description from the film’s official website:
"Female warrior riding on a horse racing through the desolate desert. Her weapon is a customized automatic-rifle, a FAL. She grasps situations in a calm and reassuring manner and brings down herds of monsters in rapid-fire succession. She definitely deserves to be called "Colonel". She has a giant descending remote-control hunting soldier Temjin (Sky Man) on standby on an assault landing ship (Ryujo II) in the sky for crucial moments. In the real world, she is the mother of two children and earns a living by hunting monsters instead of relying on her junkie husband."
Would be very interesting if the new incarnation is in some way connected to “Assault Girls” (story-wise), as frankly it would be too much a stretch to say these are “unrelated”, or if you want to throw in the “reboot”-angle?

Regardless, it’s not for me to say, but to enjoy the films presented before us. Here are some snaps off the web (for “Colonel”), for visual reference:


ASSAULT GIRLS COLONEL

Besides the overt soft-focus throughout most of “Assault Girls” (at the very less intrusive than Oshii’s earlier “Avalon” - and NO, I don’t need my visuals crisp clear like hi-def-digital), I adored the design aspect of the film’s characters - very much like a post-Apocalyptical “Mad Max” (for lack of a better frame of visual reference), manifest in hyper-manga! What awesome 1/6th-action figures they’ll make too! LOL

Full Film (Dubbed in French, no subs!)

Funko x Playmobil for January 2017 Release!


Announced and teased at the New York Toy Fair a year ago, the FUNKO PLAYMOBIL figures have now been announced for a January release! The licensed line-up include classic films GHOSTBUSTERS with “Raymond Stantz” and “Peter Venkman”, the time-traveling duo of “Marty (McFly)” and “Doc Brown” from BACK TO THE FUTURE, “Willy Wonka” and his “Oompa Loompa”, and television’s DOCTOR WHO with the “Eleventh Doctor” and “Fourth Doctor”, and characters from TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!

Featured here today are specifically characters from Feature Films, while you can view the rest Here on #TOYSREVIL! Also do check in with your fav retailer(s) on pricing and availability of these 6-inch tall collectibles - I know I will be!

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