By Zack Smith
As much as we love Mattel's "Masters of the Universe Classics" figures...we're pretty sure the Comet Warriors were the last figures from the original line anyone expected to get a Classics re-do, let alone as the high-profile San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures for this year.
Welcome to Day 1 of a full week of reviews from Playmates Toys' new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure lines, here on MTV Geek!
Before the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, we made a list of our Top Ten Con-Exclusive Action Figures. Guess what happened to be number one on that very list? This Hasbro Marvel Legends set of Uncanny X-Force members: Wolverine, Psylocke, and Archangel! They're all sporting their black and gray/silver assassin-y type uniforms and that multiplied our want for these far more than we thought possible. We love teams that preemptively murder threats to mutant-kind, what can we say?! Did these figures live up to our expectations-- and the high prices they're drawing on evilbay? Read on to find out as we review the Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force SDCC-Exclusive 3-Pack!
During the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, Hot Toys threw their hat in the Exclusives ring with the 1/6th scale Rescue Version of Captain America from the "Captain America: The First Avenger" film! He was only available through Sideshow Collectibles, and after the show, Sideshow sent us one over to check out for ourselves! Join us as we take a closer look at this con-exclusive hero and see if he's worthy of his reputation.
With three seasons under their belts, actors Joanne Kelly, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, and Allison Scagliottit take some quality time during SDCC to talk about their SyFy series.
Our host Steven Smith got Colin and Katie (never Kate) on the couch during SDCC to talk about the BBC series Merlin.
During SDCC, we got Supernatural actors Jim Beaver (Bobby), Mark Sheppard (Crowley), and Mischa Collins (Castiel) to talk about where their characters landed at the end of the last season of the CW series.
Scream writer Kevin Williamson likes you to know that he knows the conventions of storytelling. That's, at least, what I've taken from his constantly winking and nudging forays into horror, and that seems to be the agenda of The Following, the upcoming Fox series with an intriguing premise re: a serial killer creating disciples that is hampered by a writer writing awkwardly, painfully about another would-be writer (who's also, in turn, obsessed and knowledgeable about another writer still). It's complicated. Read More...
The latest project from SyFy plans to blend a weekly science fiction drama with an expansive MMO from developer Trion Worlds. During SDCC, the cast and creators talked about blending the two formats and why they really, really think it'll work.
The Walking Dead pretty much owned San Diego Comic-Con this year, with the 100th issue breaking sales records, a live zombie maze in PetCo Park, and of course, the TV show everywhere. Plus, this was the world's first chance to meet the physical embodiment of the diabolical Governor, the worst villain the comic book version has ever seen (well, until the hundredth issue at least).
MTV News sat down with the guy playing the part - David Morrissey - as well as Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea, and show runner Glen Mazzara to find out what it's like to channel ultimate evil. Turns out? It's being dead sexy, at least according to Holden:
SDCC 2012: A Slow Shuffle Down the 'Walking Dead' Black Carpet (Video)
SDCC 2012: Robert Kirkman Talks 'The Walking Dead' #100 (Video)
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After the sneak screening of the new Marvel short Item 47 at San Diego Comic-Con, MTV News' Josh Wigler caught up with Marvel Co-President Louis D’Esposito to talk about all things Marvel "Phase 2." Though this was in advance of the big Hall H panel the next day, so he was mum on specific details, the MTV News team did find out the man's position
At Comic-Con, MTV News got some new info on what to expect from Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. In their piece on the film, the News team talked about some of the big reveals and impressions from The Hobbit presentation.
Stars Jena Sims and Olivia Alexander join producer Roger Corman in this SDCC interview where they discuss about the making of the upcoming EPIX original film. The trio discuss working in 3D, the classic poster for Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, and shooting during football season.
Check out the video here:
During our SDCC interview with Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick about the method to keeping their Adult Swim animated series popluar, the duo revealed their big secret: it takes so long to get an episode made, and the gap between seasons are so long that fans forget about the show and fall in love with it all over again.
Doc and Jackson go into some of the challenges of getting a season out the door (every couple of years or so) while challenging our host to some leg wrestling.
Check out the interview below:
'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Recreated with 'Batman: The Animated Series' Footage for The Hub
SDCC 2012: The Cast Of 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic' (video)
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