“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” Premiere – More and Less Than Meets The Eye

“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” premiered this past weekend on Cartoon Network.  The pilot episode, split into two parts, sets up the general theme for this new cartoon, and in so doing, it proves that RID is both more and less than meets the eye. That may seem contradictory, but it’s true.  On its surface, what does “Robots in Disguise” seem to hold in store?  Robots.  Check.  In disguise.  Check.  Heck, Bumblebee even says it when they scan Earth modes.  So,in so naming the show, RID is less than meets the eye — it wears its oil pump on its sleeve, to

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Wizard World Presents ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Panel Featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Moderated By William Shatner, August 24 During Chicago Comic Con

Below is the press release announcing a special “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at Wizard World Chicago.  Six TNG members will be in attendance, and the panel will be moderated by William Shatner himself.  The reason for this panel?  It’s been twenty years since the finale, “All Good Things” aired. Twenty years?  Good Lord, I’m old.  See the press release below and hit the jump for more. Wizard World Presents ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Panel Featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Moderated By William Shatner, August 24 During Chicago Comic Con Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent

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C2E2 2014 – The Valyrian Steel Booth

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time! We had no idea Valyrian Steel was going to exhibit at the show, which is odd seeing as we are huge “Game of Thrones” fans and pretty much follow everything they post on Facebook.  However, our lack of foreknowledge proved to give us quite the surprise when we walked past their booth on the way to get lunch and immediately were stopped in our tracks by all the pretties. On hand were their new Unsullied helm and Loras’ helm as well as their

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Funko Proves There’s Always a Sharknado in the Banana Stand

Funko sent over some new images of upcoming pop vinyl figures in there Pop! Television line.  First off, in honor of the upcoming soon-to-be-a-classic Sharknado 2: The Second One, Funko is giving us a Sharnkado Pop!.  The best thing?  It’s probably a better actor than Tara Reid *rimshot*.  Sharknado will be available in June. Next, the Bluths are back as the cast of “Arrested Development” makes its way into vinyl format.  Featuring eight regular releases and a chase figure, you can recreate your favorite AD scenes and then cruelly cancel the show because you don’t promote it properly and run it

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Funko Launching “Game of Thrones”® Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundle

Want to win one of these bundles? Check out Funko’s Facebook contest between 9:00am PT on 4/4/2014 and 11:59pm PT on 4/6/2014!  Two separate winners will be chosen.  Good luck! FUNKO LAUNCHING GAME OF THRONES® AMAZON EXCLUSIVE POP! BUNDLE Collection includes exclusive t-shirts and never-before-seen figures from the company’s popular Game of Thrones Pop! series EVERETT, WA – March 13, 2014– Funko is excited to announce Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles featuring items themed from one of pop culture’s biggest franchises, the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones   The Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles, available for pre-order now to celebrate the highly anticipated Season

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The Hub Network Announces New “Transformers” Series in 2015

[UPDATE: Added image via http://thetransformers.tumblr.com/post/79891475098/the-hub-network-announces-brand-new-transformers] The Hub Network, home of “Transformers Prime”, is continuing the story of Bumblebee as he grows into a leadership role.  Will Friedle will return as the voice of Bumblebee, and the show will also star Darren Criss, Constance Zimmer and Ted McGinley.  Set to take place years after the end of “Transformers Prime” this unnamed show will air in 2015, and Jeff Kline returns as Executive Producer. No word on if Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will return as Optimus and Megatron.  Feast your eyes on the new design of Bumblebee, then hit the full press

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Dark Horse Announces Exclusive Emerald City ComicCon Variants

MILWAUKIE, OR, MARCH 13 — As the pop culture world gears up for Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announces not one, not two, not even three, but four variant covers for this year’s show! The first few months of 2014 will see some of Dark Horse’s biggest launches of the year, and we have chosen to celebrate with Emerald City variants for Serenity #1, Buffy #1, Veil #1, and a very special variant of Witcher #1. First up is Veil, the much-talked-about new, original series by Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula. For this year’s show, Dark Horse has tapped

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Dark Horse Preview: ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 #1

Dark Horse continues the story of Angel and Faith in the debut issue of Angel & Faith: Season 10.  The previous comic season ended with Faith leaving London and Angel staying in Magic Town.  I’m guessing the two will meet up again at some point; otherwise, why would the comic be called “Angel & Faith”? Victor Gischler and Will Conrad write and draw this comic, which will be released April 2, for $3.50, and joining them are Michelle Madsen on colors and Scott Fisher on cover art.

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FX’S “The Strain” Offers Transformation Station “Rejuvenation Pods” to SXSW Attendees

LOS ANGELES, February 2014 – FX is bringing relief to fatigued South by Southwest attendees in Austin, Texas. The Strain Transformation Station will provide participants with the chance to recover from “the strain” of SXSW with 20-minute power naps inside custom-built Rejuvenation Pods. The pods are equipped with tablets showcasing exclusive content from the new FX original series, The Strain. The Strain Transformation Station Operating from March 7 through March 10, 12:00pm – 6:00pm Located in the prominent downtown Austin location 419 Congress Ave. @ 5th Street A hostess will be on hand to book power-nap appointments in 10 Rejuvenation Pods with additional

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Fillion, Shatner, Campbell, Glau Headline Celebrities At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6

Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Bruce Campbell, Summer Glau Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 Adam West, Burt Ward, Ralph Macchio, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Sean Astin, Michael Rosenbaum, Eliza Dushku, Top Comics Creators Also Among Stars At Pop Culture Festival At America’s Center ST. LOUIS, February 19, 2014 – Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” Evil Dead) and Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) are among the popular celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 at America’s Center. The standout lineup will also include Daryl “DMC” McDaniels (“Run-D.M.C.”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Adam West (“Batman,”

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