If you follow this blog at all, you know we're crazy about Hot Toys and their amazingly detailed 1/6th collectible action figures. So imagine our excitement when we found out that the Hong Kong toy company was teaming up with Sideshow Collectables for the upcoming Superman movie "Man of Steel" !

Sideshow recently posted this on their website:

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This last most OMG moment in Geek will send reverberations through the world of fandom -- and business -- for decades to come!

2012 opened up with ominous -- and quite sad -- words from "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. When asked by TMZ paps whether he would add any more sequels or prequels to his sci-fi/fantasy franchise, Lucas said a perfunctory "Never," adding, "I'm retired." Read More...

UPDATE 12/30/12 BY ALEX ZALBEN:

...And here's one more update on this story, from the wife of the Star Trek fan, as just posted on Reddit:

Hi everyone, it's Daniel's wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture....

However; Daniel 'hates' being an 'inspiring cancer story' we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season:
This is a story of us giving something to him, the 'internet' community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJAbrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things).

Also, it was truly amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.

It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, They know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please to him.
So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.

it was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy -
Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too)

This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything 'right' for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn't 100% enjoy the screening as it's still being worked on.......

Be assured we enjoyed it 110%!

We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you.....

So there you go! We're elated this all worked out, and kudos to Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams, and everyone on the Internet who chipped in to make this happen.

UPDATE 12/28/12 BY EDDIE WRIGHT:

According to Reddit, word has gotten to J.J. Abrams and Paramount and they're working on setting up a screening of some kind for Dan, the aforementioned "Star Trek" fan. Dan's friend, GradyHendrix said:

Thanks everyone, and a huge thanks to OP ideeyut for posting this. JJ Abrams just called Dan's wife and left a message. He's going to try to arrange a screening for Dan, either of the film or at least of the 9 minute promo reel.
I'll never say anything bad about JJ Abrams again. Seriously. He is now beyond reproach as far as I'm concerned.

We're not sure if Dan will get to see the whole movie, or the 10 minute prologue, but regardless, this is a great turn of events and proof that the internet is good for something other than cat memes and flame wars.

Though cat memes are pretty great, aren't they?

Stay tuned for more on this as info comes in. You can read our original post from 12/27 after the jump.

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Well, as one beloved comic book character leaveth, another might returneth...

According to Inside Pulse, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio left the following holiday message on his Facebook page:

"Merry Christmas to Everyone!
Even you Wally. maybe I’ll see you in the New Year."

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Everyone's buzzing about Mary Jane's controversial kiss with who she thinks is Peter Parker in "Amazing Spider-Man" #700—a man who is actually Parker's most dire enemy, Otto Octavius! "Amazing Spider-Man" assistant editor Ellie Pyle chatted with us about MJ's smooch with the Superior Spider-Man—and what the ramifications of this strange new relationship might be down the road! Read More...

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Here's a last-minute entry into MTV Geek's look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year, just making it under the 2012 mark:

Warning: this post contains numerous spoilers for "Amazing Spider-Man" #700. So if you have been living under a rock until now and have no idea what the "fuss" about this issue is, turn back now as to avoid spoilage.

The death of a beloved hero. The cancellation of a long-running comic book. A startling reversal as villain takes on the identity of said hero. Those, and more, made up the heady brew of elements stirring up fans regarding Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #700, which hit stores only yesterday. Read More...

Gerry Anderson, a pioneer in sci-fi TV and puppeteering, has passed away at the age of 83. Anderson created such TV series as "Thunderbirds," "Space: 1999," "Stingray," "UFO," "Space Precinct," and many others.

Anderson perfected what is known as "Supermarionation" -- using wires and electronics to take standard marionettes to the "next level." The Trey Parker and Matt Stone movie "Team America: World Police" is a love-letter to that Anderson-style type of puppetry (though Parker/Stone dubbed their attempt "Supercrappymation." Read More...

MTV Geek caught up with some of comedy's biggest stars (and also John Hodgman!) to get their "take" on the death of Peter Parker and the ramifications of the historic ending of "Amazing Spider-Man." And when it comes to Peter Parker, these celebs thought his passing was no joke!

Related Posts:
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MTV Geek's look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year continues with a spotlight on the most controversial prequel since the second "Star Wars" trilogy...

To some fans, it was the Unthinkable, the patently INCONCEIVABLE—an Alan Mooreless prequel to the classic, bestselling "Watchmen" graphic novel. And yet in February of this year, it really happened: DC Comics announced a series of mini-series starring such "Watchmen" luminaries as Comedian, Rorschach, Silk Spectre, and Dr. Manhattan, written and drawn by some of the biggest names in the business. Read More...

Thanks to his "water-based" powers (which is a bit of a misunderstanding of the character's true capabilities) Aquaman is often dismissed as a "lesser" superhero among the DC pantheon. The theory goes—take Arthur Curry out of the ocean, and he's about as useful as Jimmy Olsen with green spandex pants. Read More...

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MTV Geek continues our look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year with a focus on the year of "The Walking Dead"...and how it, in often bizarre ways, got reflected back in our society. Read More...

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As MTV Geek continues our look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year, we turn our attention to a "very special episode" of an insanely popular cartoon...

Imagine watching your favorite animated series as a child -- like, let's say, "Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers" -- and suddenly Gadget had this really heavy revelation about her past that seemed to come out of nowhere and was something you'd more readily find on a adult TV drama. And the storyline "worked," and "Rescue Rangers" fans all over started crying in front of the TV screen and making sad fan art to express their many feels. Read More...

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As MTV Geek continues our look at the most OMG moments in pop-culture this year, we put a spotlight on one of the most unlikely "superheroes" of 2012...

A "suit," a "Man in Black," a humorless guy working for the Feds or the CIA or some shadowy quasi-governmental organization -- these are not figures I think about when contemplating a "fan favorite" movie hero. That's more like Mr. Smith from "The Matrix," or the guys who chased E.T. There's no way such a character can so inspire countless fans that he would be brought back from the dead and star in his own new TV series, amirite? Read More...

If you're a comic book lover and are looking for the perfect "coffee table" tome for your rad crashpad, seek no further than Yoe! Books and their swank collection of retro favorites -- from the wacky to the bizarre! Read More...

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