I sincerely hope the person at Lego who came up with the idea of partnering with movies and TV shows has gotten the raise of a lifetime, because it’s one of the best things Lego has ever done. Especially with their Lego video games, particularly the Star Wars ones. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming for us all the enjoy on June 28, and to get us excited Lego has released a shot-by-shotish remake of the original Force Awakens teaser. I say shot-by-shotish, because obviously the Lego one involves more comedy. I particularly appreciated the Poe Dameron bit. More »
Um, so this kid was like, screw the toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m going to make my own freakin’ BB-8. And, despite the fact that Sphero already has a model, that is what he did. Entertainment Weekly reports that Angelo Casimiro, 17, built his own fully functioning BB-8. The thing has a moving head, too, and he can control it with his phone. Kids these days, making the rest of us feel completely incompetent. Angelo used an inflatable beach ball for the body, and other household items for the rest of the features, including roll-on deodorant, newspaper, and magnets and chips to control it. It looks absolutely amazing too, and based on the video it works really well. Despite taking eons to make, Angelo says the cost of his version is $120, as opposed to $150 for the Sphero version. More »
I feel like I need to preface this post with an apology to not only you, but also your childhood: I am sorry. But if I suffered through this trailer, then the rest of you can suffer through it with me! Someone over at DreamWorks thought it would be fun to make a full-length movie about Trolls, the cute dolls with crazy hair that haven’t been that popular since the mid-90s, and somehow, it got made. Trolls will be hitting the big screen in November of this year. It’s got plenty of great talent behind the scenes, like the writers of Kung Fu Panda, and the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and Russell Brand, but even with all of that, it’s still making me cringe. It does, however, also make me want to go search my house for any Troll dolls I might still have. For the sake of the world, I’m hoping that this turns out to be good, and not just another thing they’re hoping kids will cling to. Kids deserve more than bad movies. Don’t you think?
Posted under: Movies, Trolls
Barbie has undergone multiple evolutions. There was the classic, pinup looking Barbie. Then the ’90s Barbie I played with as a kid—same huge boobs, tiny waste, but blonde blonde blonde. Then Barbie went through her waif phase, you know, small boobs, small everything (what I like to call the infantilization phase). Well, it looks like Mattel has finally progressed a little bit, because Barbie now has three, yes three new body types. Now customers can buy Barbies in tall, petite, or curvy versions.
Now let’s make this clear, of course there are more than three body types in the world. More »
Posted under: Barbie, Body Image, Mattel, Toys
First of all, I apologize for the fact that you might go around the rest of the day with, “Moschino Barbie!” stuck in your head. But trust me when I say that it’s worth it, because you’re about to watch the greatest Barbie commercial ever. Okay, so the second greatest Barbie commercial ever. Mattel recently teamed up with designer Jeremy Scott to bring us Moschino Barbie, or as I like to call her 80s Barbie. But she’s not what matters right now because the little boy in the commercial, who is totally a tiny Jeremy Scott look-a-like and quite possibly the fiercest little boy you will ever see, is the real star. His wink at the end? And the way he puts the purse on Barbie’s arm? Obsessed! This isn’t to say that the two little girls in the commercial aren’t werking it as well. They’re great, but nothing compares to that fierce little boy. Watch and enjoy. And if you did want to buy Moschino Barbie, you’re gonna have to wait. It is currently sold out.
"Zendaya, Umma let you finish... "
Y’all. I am sitting here, furrowing my brow and cracking up at the same damn time, because I cannot get over the stunt Nicki Minaj just pulled. Is she serious? I asked myself. Is she literally and figuratively snatching away Zendaya’s Barbie spotlight to make room for her own? If so, why in the hell would she do so? These are the difficult questions that plague us this Monday morning. Please click inside and help me figure out the extreme pettiness of Nicki Minaj.
A week ago, we got our first look at some of the toys that will be offered for sale in conjunction with the release of the forthcoming sequel film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We learned that the toys would be released in a worldwide roll out called #ForceFriday where retailers would be open at midnight to begin sales. Among the toys, is an action figure of the mysterious character Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver). Altho we don’t know for sure, it seems likely that Kylo Ren is a “bad guy”/Darth Vader type character. The action figure/doll featured in the video above, gives us our first listen of Kylo Ren‘s voice as he delivers dialog from the movie. This first listen of the character gives us a bit of insight as to the kind of character he may be in the unfolding Star Wars saga. Have a listen above and “meet” what might possibly be the new Darth Vader.
To be unveiled on Force Friday
On Friday September 4, Star Wars and Hasbro plan to unveil to the world the toys that will be sold in conjunction with the forthcoming release of the new Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens. Dubbed Force Friday, the toys featured in the gallery presented here (and more) will be unveiled in a global unboxing that will take place on You Tube all day long. Star Wars toys are among the most beloved and most collectible toys in the world, so it makes sense that Disney would want to capitalize on the release of a new collection of Star Wars toys. Click through the gallery to see some of the offerings that will be made available for sale soon and click below to learn more about how these toys will be unveiled on Force Friday. More »
Ant-Man was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, bringing in $58 million dollars … making it the 12th straight Marvel Studios movie to debut atop the box office. For some insane reason, some outlets are reporting that Ant-Man “underperformed” because it was expected to bring in $60 million dollars in its opening weekend. But I think a difference of $2 million ain’t bad, particularly for a movie about a comic book hero that most people never heard of or are not a fan of. I loved the movie very much and I’m really looking forward to seeing it again in 4DX tomorrow. BUT I DIGRESS. Today, I’d like to share the Ant-Man trailer that has been recreated using LEGO building blocks. As is usually the case with these kinds of videos, this LEGO version of the trailer is really impressive. Ant-Man fans, assemble! Check out the trailer above recreated in LEGO and see much much cuter Ant-Man and Yellowjacket look as they battle to the death … in LEGO.
Posted under: 'Ant-Man', LEGO